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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

January 1892 - June 1892

Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
Frequency: Weekly.

Title varies:

Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.

Editor and proprietor:

Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.

Description:
The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.

Holdings:

MUN 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Microfilm
PANL [1928-1930, 1934-1935, 1938, 1953] Microfilm
PRL 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Original and microfilm.

The records were transcribed by BEVERLY WARFORD,  PAULETTE ANTHONY, RON ST. CROIX & GEORGE WHITE , formatted by GEORGE WHITE in 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
Jan 2, 1892DeathDeath of one of the "Sun" staff - Of late the hand of that mysterious visitor - Death - has been busy in our community, and the young as well as the aged have been compelled to succumb to his all conquering grasp. Amongst others our obituary column to-day contains the name of John PRESTON, who had been ailing for several months and who entered peacefully into rest shortly after one o'clock, P.M. on Wednesday last. He was a son of the late Mr. Joseph PRESTON, and leaves a widowed mother to mourn the loss of a dutiful child. John was one of the "Sun" staff and had been working at the printing business a little over four years, displaying remarkable aptitude and smartness in acquiring a knowledge of the art. Last winter when the measles were so prevalent in the community he too, was one of the victims of the disease, from which he never entirely recovered. Previous to that he was apparently in good health, though the unusual growth of one of his age (being only in his eighteenth year) was sufficient to arouse suspicion that the germs of consumption were dormant, and it was found that when attacked with measles the constitution was not able to endure the disease which culminated in consumption and finally death. During the summer he partially recovered, though all the time he had a most distressing cough, and although every remedy procurable was obtained the disease baffled all attempts to check its arrest. He went to Fogo and spent several weeks with his grandfather, S. BAIRD, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate of that place, hoping the change would result favorably, but returned very little improved. He was naturally of a lively disposition and maintained good spirits to the last, and was not confined to bed more than a week before his death. The deceased was a general favourite in the neighbourhood where he resided, and during his illness he had many kind friends who did everything in their power with the hope of prolonging his existence, but God's will decreed otherwise, and just as he was emerging into manhood, and able to earn for himself and those dependent upon him, the lamp of life was extinguished. To the widowed and sorrowing mother and relatives we tender our heartfelt sympathy.
Jan 2, 1892Fifty Years AgoWe are reminded by an old resident that yesterday fifty years ago (1842) was a most memorable New Year's day. The morning was fine but as the day advanced a tremendous snow storm came on and it was so bad that men belonging to Wild Cove, who were in the harbor attending Divine service, were unable to return home that day. A craft called the Petrol, belonging to Messrs. Slade & Cox, then conducting a mercantile business here, left Fogo that morning for Twillingate, and was lost with all hands. The master's name was Samson RUSSELL, an Englishman.
Jan 2, 1892LiquorThe past week or fortnight there appeared to have been a good deal of liquor sold in the community, and it is evident that there is a laxness both on the part of the authorities and of temperance workers in keeping a vigilant look out against the infringement of the Local Option Act which has been in force here so long and with beneficial results.
Jan 2, 1892RefitWhile the Curlew was in St. John's this last trip she had undergone a real transformation in the passenger accommodation and is now fitted up on the same principal as the Conscript. The saloon is made in the fore part of the ship and provides accommodation for twenty-eight or thirty passengers. It is not quite completed yet, as time would not admit of doing so, although while the work was going on there were some one hundred laborers employed about the ship. The steerage will accommodate thirty-five or forty, and looks as though it will be preferable even to that of the Conscript. The alterations will be a capital improvement to the steamer and will make her a better passenger boat than she originally was. Two steamers a little larger, but equipped for passengers in the same style, running weekly, would answer the Northern coastal service much better than a larger one fortnightly, and this is what we have always advocated.
Jan 2, 1892AdvertisementCulled from the old year - Lewis S. BUTLER, Burin, Nfld. Rheumatism; Thos. WASSON, Sheffield, N.B. Lockjaw; By. MCMULLIN, Chatham, Ont. Goitre; Mrs. W.W. JOHNSON, Walsh, Ont. Inflammation; James H. BAILEY, Parkdale, Ont. Neuralgia, C.I. LAGUE, Sydney, C.B. La Grippe. In every case unsolicited and authenticated. They attest to the merits of MINARD's LINIMENT.
Jan 2, 1892MailMails per Curlew for South close at 9 o'clock to-night.
Jan 2, 1892Methodist NewsWatch-night services were held in the Methodist churches New-year's eve, commencing at eleven o'clock. The Rev. J. Hill preached on the South Side and Rev. J.K. Kelly on the North Side.
Jan 2, 1892FuneralMembers of "North Star" Division, Sons of Temperance are requested by order of the W.P., to meet at the Hall at 2 o'clock to-day, preparatory to attending the funeral of their late brother, member John PRESTON.
Jan 2, 1892DeathGeorge BISHOP, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate of Burin, died suddenly of heart disease on December 23rd. He was a prominent resident and will be greatly missed in the community where he resided.
Jan 2, 1892Body RecoveredThe body of Reuben ELLIOTT, (who was drowned with John BROWN while returning from Friday's Bay on the 28th of November) was recovered on Saturday morning last near Christopher's Island, off Manuel's Cove, in about seven fathoms of water. The night previous a couple of persons belonging to Manuel's Cove imagined they saw a light near this island, and two men on going there the next morning, where the light had been seen the night before, looked overboard and saw the body of a man on the bottom, which, when taken up, proved to be that of poor Elliott, his face being much disfigured. It was shortly afterwards conveyed to the house of his sorrowing friends, and was interred in Heart's Cove Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon last.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedOn the 11th ult., at St. James Apostle Martyr, Change Island, by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, INCUMBENT, Solomon OAK to Jessie third daughter ? Justynial DOWELL, J.P.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Herring Neck on the 23rd of October by the Rev. Charles LENCH, William GRIMES of Purcill's Harbor, to Lucy Jane WHITE of Herring Neck.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Change Islands on the 24th October, by the same Thomas TORAVILLE, to Sarah CAVE, both of Change Islands.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt the same place, on the 28th October, by the same, Arthur S. KING of Red Rod Cove, to Ellen COLES of Hare Bay.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Herring Neck on the 7th Nov., by the same, Esau FARTHING to Anne TUFFIN, both of the same place.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt the same place, on the 10th Nov., by the same, John TUFFIN, to Louisa ALLEN, both of the same place.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Change Islands, on the 11th Nov., by the same, Thomas SCEVYEN of Trinity to Rosanna DIAMOND of Change Islands.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Beaver Cove on the 19th Nov. By the same, Bethlem BARRETT of Beaver Cove, to Rebecca J. HODDER, of Dog Bay.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt the same place, on the same day, by same, Jonathan Elliott of Change Islands, to Mrs. HARDING of Musgrave Harbor.
Jan 2, 1892MarriedAt Herring Neck, on the 9th ult., by the same, Peter BLANDFORD, to Cinderella RICE, both of the same place.
Jan 2, 1892DiedOn Wednesday last, deeply lamented by a widowed mother and a large circle of friends, John, son of the late Mr. Joseph PRESTON, aged 17 years and 9 months.
Jan 2, 1892DiedAt Back Harbor, on the 25th December, after a tedious illness, Mr. Philip WELLS, aged 70 years.
Jan 2, 1892DiedAt Davis Cove, on the 28th December after a lingering illness, Mr. Thomas RIDEOUT, aged 59 years.
Jan 2, 1892DiedYesterday morning of diphtheria, Stanley, aged 4 years, and this morning, Charles, aged 6 years, children of John and Louisa LUNNEN.
Jan 2, 1892DiedAt Burnt Cove, Friday's Bay, on Tuesday morning last, Ann, wife of Mr. Thomas BURT, aged 40 years.
Jan 2, 1892DiedOn the 14th November at Gander Bay, Mr. John BURSEY, an old and respected settler, aged 65 years.
Jan 2, 1892DiedOn the 11th ult. at Clarke's Cove, Herring Neck, Lily STUCKEY, aged 2 years.
Jan 2, 1892New Bay NewsRoad money well expended - A New Bay correspondent writing under a recent date says: - "There has been good work done on our local roads this fall and a lot of it too, and on the line road leading to Fortune Harbor. The connection between Fortune Harbor and New Bay is now complete so that there is a road all the way which is a grand thing. If the government could give a special grant of $40 or $50 towards the road leading from Cottle's Cove to South East Arm for two or three years in succession any one would soon be able to walk there comfortably. As it is, the board is doing good work with what is allowed. On Saturday night, Rev. Mr. FRASER called the men together to consult about building a school house on South East Arm neck. They came together, formed a committee, a site was procured and the frame and some lumber promised there and then. A box of glass and 3 bags of nails were collected by Mr. Adolphus YATES while at St. John's from some of his generous hearted friends of that place. I doubt not but they will get it all framed up the winter. Two of our neighbours still keep dogs here to the almost continual annoyance of the public and yet is allowed in face of law. The law seems a farce in this respect."
Jan 2, 1892"Leopard's New Captain"Captain Robert FOWLOW, of Trinity, will be given command of the steamer Leopard to the ice this spring. He will sail her out of Greenspond or Pool's Island. Captain FOWLOW is a brother of the late Captain Patrick FOWLOW, of the ill-fated Lion, and is a worthy representative of his name. For many years he has been captain of a Labrador schooner, and as a fish-killer he has few compeers in Trinity district. He possesses the daring of his race, and is as fine a man as could be chosen to command the Leopard. It is a pity, however, that he does not sail out of Trinity instead of Greenspond. - Colonist.
Jan 2, 1892AdvertisementOur dear little daughter was terribly sick, Her bowels were bloated as hard as a brick, We feared she would die, Till we happened to try Pierce's Pellets - they cured her, remarkably quick. Never be without Pierce's Pellets in the house. They are gentle and effective in action and give immediate relief in cases of indigestion, billousness and constipation. They do their work thoroughly and leave no bad effects. Smallest, cheapest, easiest to take. One a dose. Best Liver Pill made.
Jan 2, 1892St. Peter's School (Part 1)Several years ago, an attempt was made by the Church of England Board of Education (with the advice of other prominent Churchmen of Twillingate) to establish a somewhat better class of school than the Elementary ones. And, at considerable trouble and expense, a Master was procured from one of the English Missionary Colleges. But not proving to be "the right man in the right place" the scheme failed after a short trial. Since then, by an Act of the Legislature, it has become possible to establish schools of this class, by securing Teachers holding First Grade certificates, and slightly raising the school fees. On these terms the Board have secured the valuable aid of Mr. Samuel THOMPSON, under whose efficient management it is hoped that St. Peter's School may eventually become all that it was intended originally to be. Mr. THOMPSON has already been with us one quarter. At the Chairman's request, he took the school as he found it, working on Elementary lines, and with Elementary fees for, the first term, that he might the better judge how to arrange his work at the New Year. The following is his report for the quarter, ending Dec 24th: - " I opened school on the 5th October 1891 with only 32 children present, but others soon came in and at the present time I have 49 registered; 29 boys and 20 girls. I find the pupils quiet, orderly, attentive, industrious, and for the most part ready and willing learners; at play I find them kind and courteous to one another, and one does not see among them the fighting and brawling so characteristic in some play grounds during recess time. The work of the school has been considerably hampered during the quarter owing to the appearance in our midst of that dread and terrible disease, Diphtheria. Seven pupils of mine have been attacked by it, and as soon as it made its appearance, parents naturally kept their children at home, and consequently the school suffered. I have at present 12 pupils reading in Standard V, 9 in Standard IV, and a proportional number in Standards III, II, and I; 45 of my pupils are working Arithmetic, 33 writing in Copy Books, 34 Composition, 21 English and Newfoundland History, 25 Geography, 19 Grammar and 12 Algebra. Miss Eleanor PEYTON and Miss GEORGINA MAIDMENT, are also attending as pupil teachers, the former working for II Grade and the latter for III Grade.
Jan 2, 1892St. Peter's School (Part 2) I have endeavoured to make the studies agreeable and pleasant; presenting pictures and scenes where possible. I do this acting on the principle that no work can become interesting when enforced through fear; it cannot become so to man how much less to a young child. I hold monthly competitive examinations which comprise not only the work of the month but that of previous months as well. The issue of last month's review was as follows: 1st Class Boys - Frank DOVE (General Proficiency), Edgar PEYTON (Neatness), George Wells (Reading). Girl - Sarah PATTEN (General Proficiency). 2nd Class Boys - Chesley FORD (General Proficiency), Willie MANEUL (Neatness). Girls - Lauretta BLACKMORE (General Proficiency); Bell LINFIELD (Reading & Recitation)." It is evident that Mr. THOMPSON both understands his work, and intends to do it. And it will be a pity if in such a town as Twillingate, we cannot succeed in obtaining at least sufficient pupils of the upper and middle classes to raise the Standard of Education above the usual Elementary three R's. This school ought to be an excellent opportunity for parents whose children require preparation for the St. John's Academy or English schools; or for those older boys and girls whose time is limited, and who can study only in winter, or those preparing for Grade. Of course there will still remain the usual Elementary Division; this will be in charge of an Assistant, as soon as needed. High school fees (per quarter) beginning from the New Year, will be Standard III and IV - fifty cents; Standard V and VI, one dollar or (with Navigation) one and a half dollars. But the Master will make his own terms with younger children (under Standard III) whose parents wish them to be of the High School, and all children (of the Elementary side) beyond Standard IV, will require special permission to remain on that side of the school. Special arrangements will also be made as to members of the St. Peter's Choir, who give their services regularly. School will reopen on Monday January 11th.
Jan 2, 1892Mining newsWe learn that the new finds of copper in South West Arm and Lady Pond are still showing well.
Jan 2, 1892Mining newsA correspondent writing under date of Jan 2nd, says that vessels are running ore from Tilt Cove to Little Bay, thus giving work to men who would otherwise be idle.
Jan 2, 1892SteamerA coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, is reported to leave St. John's for Northern ports of call at 10:30 on Tuesday morning next. Leaving here she will go direct to Tilt Cove, calling at the usual ports in this district on her return, if not prevented by ice.
Jan 2, 1892MailDuring the year 1891 over 12,000 letters were posted in the Twillingate post office, more than 500 of them being registered. This number does not include those that go there from the Arm way office, and besides these hundreds of others pass through the office.
Jan 2, 1892United Fishermen SocietyThe following are the officers elected for the year 1892, of the United Fishermen Society, No. 12: Look Out - Bro. Robert JANES; W. Master - Bro. John PURCHASE; Chief Officer - Bro. Elias BLACKLER; Second Officer - Bro. Wm HITCHCOCK; Quarter Master - Bro. Fredrick NEWMAN; Purser - Bro. T. YOUNG (re-elected); Secretary - Bro. J. LUNNEN (Re-elected); Chaplain - Bro. Rev. R. TEMPLE (re-elected)
Jan 2, 1892Little Bay NewsFrom Little Bay we are informed by a private writer, that the Masons had a grand time there on Tuesday night, (Dec 29th) in honor of St. John's day. There was a splendid spread, and toasts, music, songs, &c., comprised the evening enjoyment. A large quantity of nice things being left, it was decided to give the Masons children a treat. Our friend adds: I wish you were here with us to see how all enjoyed themselves in both the entertainments. W.M. ROLLINGS acquitted himself in a most masterly manner.
Jan 2, 1892SteamerThe steamer Curlew, Capt. TAYLOR, called here on Wednesday afternoon returning to St. John's having been detained North longer than usual in consequence of the dense fog which prevailed for four or five days. The Curlew could not reach Griquet owing to a heavy jam of ice which was met about four miles from that place, and although attempts were made to steam ahead it was found impossible to do so and the steamer had to return without reaching her terminus. After the usual detention the Curlew went Southward, the following passengers embarking here for St. John's, Miss Lizzie TOBIN, Miss Minnie TOBIN and Mrs. TEMPLETON.
Jan 2, 1892Little Bay NewsApropos of the festive season: The friends of the Methodist Church welcomed the public of Little Bay to a tea and entertainment in the public hall on Wednesday, 30th ult. Charming weather - just frosty enough to add a sparkle to the star's eyes - seconded the invitation of the hand-bills, and the hall was fairly well filled. After the delicacies of the luxurious eatables had been discussed, the social reunion was continued by a musical and literary programme. The accompaniments were played by Miss QUINBY, Mrs. LUMSDEN and Mr. Alex WHYTE and the renditions were as follows: 1. Overture pianaforte, "Kuhe, " Mrs. LUMSDEN; 2. Opening Chorus, "Simplican" - Choir; 3. Duet "List to the convent, bells" - Misses ROLLINS and TILLEY 4. Recitation "In the mining Town" - Miss Mabel PARSONS; 5. Duet "In the Starlight" - Mrs. MOORES and Miss TILLEY; 6. Solo "My Nannie's Awa" - Mrs. WALLACE; 7. Duet and Chorus, "Silver Chimes", Misses THOMSON and ROLLINS with choir; 8. Dialogue "Have you heard the news?"; 9) Solo and Chorus " Sweet Chiming Bells" - Mrs. GARLAND and choir; 10. Solo "The Fisherman and his child" - Mr. LANGMEAD; 11. Recitation "Little Sue" - Miss Annie PARSONS. 12. Solo - "Wellcotide a wee" - Mrs. LUMSDEN; 13. Chorus " Beautiful Songs of the Spring" - Choir; 14. Solo "Comrades", Mr. LANGMEAD; 15. Dialogues, "Who on Airth is he?" ; 16. Solo - "Killarney", Mrs. LUMSDEN; 17. Chorus "Forest Echoes", Choir; God Save the Queen.
Jan 2, 1892PoemThey are coming, they are coming; Hear the tread of many feet, Sounding through the past and present, How our joyful ears they greet, See our youth, in youth's bright glory, Stand in strength so grand and free, And we bow our hearts in honour, Of the world that is to be. They are coming, they are coming; Sing aloud the joyful strain, Champions for the cause of freedom, Soon will end the tyrant's reign, Then will rise - no longer grovelling - From the depths in which they lie, Gaining higher elevations, At their stirring battle cry. They are coming, they are coming; Life and light is in their train, Coming to avenge their fathers, And their manhood's rights to claim, Roll away the clouds of error; Breaks the darkening veil at last, And reveals a glorious future, That eclipses all the past. Clara W. STRONG, Pilley's Island, Nov 17, 1891

Jan 9, 1892BirthAt the Methodist Parsonage Wesleyville, on the 19th Dec., the wife of Rev. William HARRIS of a daughter.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn New Years Eve, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., John ROBERTS, son of Mr. John ROBERTS, of Wild Cove, to Miss Aqmelia BULGIN of Farmers Arm.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn St. Stephen Day (Dec. 26) at the residence of Mr. Henry HAWKINS, by the Rev. J. HILL, Mr. Josiah HAWKINS of Jenkins Cove, To Miss Emma PARDY of Little Harbor.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn New Year's Day, at the Parsonage, by the same, Mr. William ADAMS to Miss Fanny WELLS, both of North Side.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn the same date and place, and by the same, Mr. Jabez ROBERTS of Bluff Head Cove, to Miss Emily GEDGE of Durrell's Arm.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn the 5th inst., at the same place and by the same, Mr. William SNOW of Durrell's Arm, to Miss Naomi ROBERTS of Bluff Head Cove.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn the 6th inst., at the same place, and by the same, Mr. Thomas EARLE of Durrell's Arm, to Miss Eveline SPENCER of Back Harbor
Jan 9, 1892MarriedOn the same date and by the same, Mr. John HAWKINS to Miss Matilda BURTON, both of Durrell's Arm.
Jan 9, 1892MarriedIn the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Nov. 30th, 1891, by the Rev. A.E. REYNOLDS, Mr. Granville HOLDEN to Miss Clara M.L. HOWSON, the fourth daughter of Mr. J.B. HOWSON, a gentleman well known both on the West Shore and Green Bay.
Jan 9, 1892DiedAt St. John's on Monday last, Cornelia, beloved wife of Mr. George SAMWAYS, and third daughter of the late W.T. SALTER, aged 26 years.

Jan 16, 1892MatrimonialOn Thursday evening last Mr. W.H. LETHBRIDGE was united in holy wedlock to Miss Lily SCOTT, third daughter of Dr. SCOTT. The marriage ceremony was performed in St. Peter's Church by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. Besides the bride and bridegroom, the bridal party consisted of Miss Scott (sister of the bride, Mr. W. WATERMAN and Mr. OWEN, who acted as fathergiver in the absence of the bride's father from town. The wedding party was entertained during the evening at the residence of the bride's father, where an enjoyable time was spent. A few months ago, Mr. LETHBRIDGE succeeded his father ( W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., who has since retired to England) in the Agency of E. Duder's extensive branch trade here, and is much devoted to the responsible position which, at so early an age, it is his lot to fill. In offering congratulations, the Sun wishes the young married couple many years of health and prosperity.
Jan 16, 1892Herring NeckA tea party and social entertainment was provided for the members of the St. Mary's choir and Sunday school, Herring Neck, on the evening of the 6th inst., in the school house of that settlement. We are sorry to add, that the lawless and disorderly conduct of some young men from outside, who forced an entrance into the house, necessitated the breaking of the party almost before the amusement had commenced. We are thankful to record the fact, that our worthy Magistrate has since administered a little counsel and advice to the disorderly ones which they will probably remember for a while.
Jan 16, 1892Fogo newsThere are a few cases of diphtheria at Change Islands. All sincerely hope another steamer will come North as there is no ice. Eli READE who was lost at Barr'd Island, was found accidentally by two boys in a small shallow pond near the salt water, on January 1st. After fighting a hard battle with the storm the poor fellow got out within 300 yards of the house and perished. He was buried by Rev. H. ABRAHAM and was followed to the grave by a large company of people.
Jan 16, 1892BirthOn the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. George ROBERTS, of a son.
Jan 16, 1892BirthOn the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. George FURNEAUX of a son.
Jan 16, 1892MarriedOn January 13th, at St. Peters Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D, W.H. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., Agent for Twillingate, branch firm of E. Duder, Esq., to Eliza Scoville (Lily) daughter of Thaddeous SCOTT, Esq., M.D.
Jan 16, 1892MarriedOn the 14th inst., by the Rev. J. HILL, Mr. Eli STUCKLESS of Kettle Cove, to Fanny REENS of Wards Harbor.
Jan 16, 1892MarriedAt Fogo, on December 28th by Rev. Henry ABRAHAM, Mr. Howard CROWELL of Shelbourne, N.S., to Selina LOCKE of Tizzard's Harbor.
Jan 16, 1892MarriedAt the same place, On December 22nd, by the same, Mr. Walter S. GINN to Emily BOWNS.
Jan 16, 1892DiedOn the 1st inst., of acute bronchitis at Too Good Arm, Herring Neck, John GILLETT, aged 62 years.
Jan 16, 1892SchoonerThe schooner Stanley, went to Pearce's harbor on Tuesday morning, where she will lay up until the time comes for prosecuting the seal fishery.
Jan 16, 1892MailThe first overland mail for the South will close at the Post Office here on Tuesday evening next, 9 o'clock. Mails for the North will leave St. John's on the morning of the same day.
Jan 16, 1892WeatherFor the last two or three weeks the weather has been beautiful and moderate for the season of the year, but a very tedious time for any craft trying to get South. The Endurance, Samuel WELLS, master, which left here on the 26th ult., for St. Johns and the Fawn, Albert SPENCER, master which left Fogo about the same date, were only as far as Greenspond two or three days ago. The prevailing winds during the time have been mostly South and South West, and very light.
Jan 16, 1892SteamerThe coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, with mails and passengers, arrived in port yesterday morning. She brought a considerable quantity of freight for here, which she was over three hours landing, after which she left for Tilt Cove. Owing to the report brought for the Curlew last trip of ice being North, it was decided before leaving St. John's, that the Conscript should go direct from here to Tilt Cove and call at the intermediate ports returning so as to make sure of reaching the more extern parts in case the ice should come along. The Conscript is expected here on her way South tomorrow evening.
Jan 16, 1892Northern Mail ServiceMails will be dispatched from this Office overland to all places between St. John's and Western Cove, White Bay, on Tuesday, 19th January, Tuesday 2nd and 10th Feb'y, Tuesday 1st, 15th and 29th Mar, Tuesday 12th and 26th April. Closing at 8 o'clock sharp on the morning of despatch. Correspondence not posted at that hour will remain in Office until mail a fortnight later. Books, parcels or newspapers of over 4 ounces or any other heavy mail matter will not be forwarded. J. O. Frazer, Postmaster General, General Post Office, St. John's, Jan 9th 1892.
Jan 16, 1892Labrador Winter ServiceThree mails containing letters only will be despatched from this Office via Halifax and Quebec, on or about 16th day of December, 1891, 13th January and 5th February, 1892, for all places in Straits of Belle Isle to Battle Harbor and thence to Cartwright and Rigolet; and three mails will be despatched from Blanc Sablon for Newfoundland, on 24th December, 1891, 26th February and 10th March, 1892. J.O. FRASER, P.M.G. General Post Office, St. John's, 16 Nov., 1891.
Jan 16, 1892Post Office NoticeThe Post Office Act 1891, Section 172 prescribes that the Postmaster General may, subject to the provisions of this act, and the approval of the Governor in Council, prescribe and enforce such regulations as to him seem necessary in respect to the registration, by the Officers of the Post Office of letters unquestionably containing money, or other valuable enclosure, when posted without registration fee upon such letters Section 20 of the act referred to, also prescribes that: "All letters containing gold, silver or other money; or jewels or precious articles, transmitted by post within the Colony, must be registered by the sender, otherwise double registration fee will be taxed upon delivery to the receiver." Under the authority of the Post Office Act referred to, the Postmaster General hereby directs all Postmasters, mail clerks, carriers or other Postal officials, to see that every letter which is supposed to contain any of the above mentioned articles, especially paper money, such as Bank notes, cheques, etc, be duly registered and the word "Property" written thereon and that all letters or packets thus registered by the Post Office officials, the registration fee on which has not been prepaid by the sender shall be taxed double registration fee to be paid by the addressee. J.O. FRASER, P.M.G., General Post Office, St. John's, December 12, 1891.

Jan 23, 1892Leaves From my Diary (Part 1)By T.D. SCANLAN - Some two hundred years ago Twillingate was first settled by four Englishmen - MOORE at Back Harbor; SMITH at the Point, YOUNG at South Side, and BATH at Jenkins Cove. Their social visits were few and far between, not oftener than three or four times a year, and never without their guns. The woods, which covered the island, was infested with thieving Indians, constantly on the watch, in the neighbourhood of the settlers' tilts, seeking what they could carry off. MOORE, of Back Harbor, usually carried a gun in each hand when crossing to the South Side, and frequently had occasion to use them, to the terror of the red men. They dreaded the white man's thunder, and were known to have remarked that, whilst they could kill but one man at a time, the white man frequently brought down two and sometimes three at one shot. BATH, at Jenkin's Cove, when an old man (and long after the red men had ceased from troubling) in recounting the exploits of his youth, could never be got to acknowledge to the actual killing of an Indian, but trimmed very closely at times. Lying in his bunk one night, enjoying a soothing pipe, he heard a slight noise outside, close to his head, as of some one picking out the moss with which the tilt was stogged, to get a view of the interior. He scented Injuns - and quietly seizing his seven-foot Poole, charged with twelve fingers, softly open the door, crept round to the rear; and fired. Even garrulous old age could not get him beyond that.
Jan 23, 1892Leaves From my Diary (Part 2)The result of that reconnaissance was never known. Mr. Peter PICKETT, the oldest inhabitant of Fogo, tells me that he often, when a boy, heard the old folks talk of a peculiarity of the red men in quenching their fires, and that in his opinion, a good thing to know was never discovered. It seems that no matter how suddenly an encampment was met with , the fire would instantly be put out, and nothing be seen but the steam from the hot embers. They were never surprised and left a fire burning behind them. An old fisherman, named PILLEY, who came from Dorset to Slade & Co., some seventy years ago, says that he often saw the red Indians running along the strand of the Exploits as he sailed up the river in quest of wood. They always ran from the white man - apropos of Slade's. The founder of the House was " old Capt. Tommy", a might fisherman and a bachelor. His dress comprised a swanskin pants and blouse protected when "on the ground" by a leathern barvel - Cape Ann's and rubber coats not then being invented. His habits were as simple as his dress, and his frugality surpassed both. An apprentice boy was his chief and sole companion. The domestic duties were of painful sameness. First thing after breakfast was " out dog-irons" to cool before the door; they were never allowed to remain in the fire after a meal and thus waste uselessly away. Same operation after dinner and supper. Any stray crumbs left on the table by the boy afforded a theme for a lecture, during the delivery of which the old fellow would carefully lift the crumbs to his mouth with the tips of his moistened fingers, admonishing the boy to do likewise and waste nothing.
Jan 23, 1892New Organ at ExploitsOn Wednesday and Thursday, 9th and 10th days of Dec., 1891, a Xmas Tree and Sale of Work was held in the Church of England schoolroom Exploits, in aid of a fund to purchase an organ for the church at Exploits. The room was decorated with wreaths and flags , and when lighted up, looked exceedingly pretty. The Xmas Tree was in charge of the Rev. P.G. SNOW, and Miss Janet MANUEL; Work table: Mrs. P.G. SNOW, Mrs. PARNELL, Miss A. PEARCE, Tea Table: Mrs. Wm. SCEVIOUR, Mrs. Geo. FOOTE, Mrs. Geo. SCEVIOUR. Refreshment Table: Misses A. WINSOR, May HOLDEN, Louise WINSOR. The proceeds amounted to 1st night - $33.08; 2nd night - $19.34; Total - $52.42. Subscriptions - Collected by Mrs. P. G. SNOW; Thos. A. WINSOR, Esq., - $5; Mr. Wm. WINSOR - $5; Miss HOLDEN - $1; Josiah MANUEL, Esq. - $1; Mrs. HUNES - $1; Mrs. PEARCE - $1; Miss WELLS - $1; Miss BURSELL (Bay Roberts) - $1; Mr. Bert MANUEL - $1; Mrs. Geo SCEVIOUR - $1; Mrs. Wm. LILLY - $1; Mr. Wm. LILLY, Jr. - $1; Mrs. GILLETT - 86 cents; Mrs. Matt ARNOLD - 80 cents; Mrs. Geo. FOOTE - 50 cents; Mrs. Geo. MANUEL - 20 cents; Mrs. Thos. JACOBS - 20 cents. Collected by Mrs. PARNELL - $.2.75; Mrs. Giles FOOTE, (Little Bay); Dr. Joseph - $1.50; Rev. PITTMAN - 80 cents; Mrs. Giles FOOTE & Sons - $2.20; Miss WINSOR - $2; Miss Louise WINSOR - $2; Mrs. Capt. J. WINSOR - $1. Total amount of subscriptions - $34.50, Proceeds entertainment Feb. '91- $8.00; Xmas Tree and Sale of Work - $52.42; Total amount - $95.17. A $95 Mason & Hamlin Organ was purchased from the Hon. H.J.B. WOODS, for the sum of $85. The organ arrived per SS Curlew, on Dec. 30th, and both clergyman and congregation were delighted to hear its sweet tones in our little church on New Year's Day, 1892. We take this opportunity to thank the many friends who assisted us in our good work, and to wish them a very happy and prosperous New Year! Exploits, Jan. 16, 1892.
Jan 23, 1892Coastal SteamerThe coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, made her last trip, for the season, the past week, arriving here on her way South on Monday morning. There were about 20 passengers on board, among the number we noticed F.R. BURGESS, Esq., M.H.A., who had been visiting his constituents at Little Bay. After remaining here about an hour she left for her Southern ports of call. The following passengers embarked here: W. WATERMAN, Esq., J.P. THOMPSON, Esq., M.H.A., Mrs. THOMPSON and two children.
Jan 23, 1892DiedAt Little Bay Islands, George OXFORD, a native of England, aged 86 years.
Jan 23, 1892DiedAt the Lunatic Asylum, St. John's on the 15th inst., James MAY an old and respected inhabitant of this town, aged 78 years.
Jan 23, 1892MarriedOn Wednesday, the 6th of January, the wedding of Mr. Jabez MANUEL and Miss WINSOR took place in the Church of All Saints, Exploits, at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P.G. SNOW, Incumbent. The church with its Xmas decorations of evergreen, berries, ferns, etc., looked exceedingly pretty and 5:15 p.m. was filled by a large congregation, assembled to witness the ceremony. Just before the time appointed, the bridegroom, and his best man, Mr. Wm. WINSOR, arrived at the church. Shortly afterwards the bride, leaning on her father's arm, entered, attended by her bridesmaids Miss Louise WINSOR, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Georgie MANUEL, sister of the bridegroom. The bride was attired in a grey silk, and looked charming. The service was commenced by singing Hymn 351 (A. & M.). After the ceremony, and while retiring from the church, the Wedding March was played by Miss Amelia WINSOR. The bridal party then returned to the residence of Thos. A. WINSOR, Esq., the father of the bride, where a bountiful repast had been prepared and a number of guests were entertained at the residence of Josiah MANUEL, Esq., father of the bridegroom. May the young couple have many prosperous and happy years together.
Jan 23, 1892Fish newsFresh herring have been plentiful in Friday's Bay of late, and a good many have been caught by those who had nets in the water.
Jan 23, 1892Public NoticeA public notice from J.W. OWEN, Esq., J.P., which appears in another column, intimates that the revision of the list of Grand and Petty Jurors will be held in the Court House on the 26th inst., and shall continue from that time until the 9th day of February next.
Jan 23, 1892MailThe steamer D.P. Ingraham, Capt. CROSS, left St. John's on Wednesday morning with mails for the North, arriving at Seldom-Come-By at 2 p.m. yesterday. Owing to the prevalence of ice, we understand the mails were landed there, and she returns South to-day.
Jan 23, 1892Local WritersThe 1st Christmas Number of the Evening Telegram contained many excellently written articles from local writers, and to-day we transcribe to our columns one on "Leaves from my Diary" by T.D. SCANLAN, Esq., of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co., having reference to Twillingate and Fogo some two hundred years ago, which no doubt will be especially interesting to our readers in these places.
Jan 23, 1892Steamers RepairedMr. WHEATLEY - Lloyd's Surveyor here - merits the esteem and high regard of our fishermen. He has just discovered two "floating coffins" among the steam sealing fleet, and ordered them on dock for repairs. The owners objected, but Mr. WHEATLEY did his duty like a man who has some regard for the lives of our people. 'Tis really worth while to visit the dock and look at the condition of these steamers. - Evening Telegram.
Jan 23, 1892Report of Mr. G. ALLEN (Part 1)Report of Mr. G. ALLEN (Colporteur for the American Book & Tract Society) Mr. Editor: Through your column I wish to tender my warmest thanks to the friends of Notre Dame Bay, whom I have met yearly during the last ten years, especially in the small harbours and coves, where I have had sometimes to take shelter from the storm, but more frequently in the way of my work. As they read this they may feel assured that it is with happy memory that I often relate the temporal good and spiritual cheer I have met in these hospitable homes. On one occasion after staying a few days with a person I asked what was her charge. She replied, "Nothing at all, sir." I said I do not expect you to take all this trouble for nothing. With an earnest voice that satisfied me that she meant it, she said, "If a cup of cold water will not lose its reward, I suppose a cup of warm tea won't." This and many other instances are recorded on high. The statistics of the past season are as follows: I have sold to the amount of six hundred and ninety-five dollars worth, and distributed gratis, fifty-four dollars worth. The sales are not quite equal to last year. I have visited 1276 families. I have met 50 families or principal members of the family who habitually neglect public worship, and 50 families who have no religious books except the Bible and hymn book or prayer book; also 13 families without a Bible.......In a small harbor adjoining one of our populace districts, they told me only one person was able to read. In one of our largest settlements I made the following estimate : 20 percent are not able to read; 25 per cent have no taste for reading; 50 per cent have no means to purchase; 5 percent are able to buy, and 3 of 5 want novels; one wants scientific works, and the other Gospel literature.....May 5th - I Left Musgrave Town with Mr. KING who kindly took me to Catalina, from which place I travelled to Trinity.
Jan 23, 1892Report of Mr. G. ALLEN (Part 2)On the 15th I took passage on the Conscript to Tilt Cove. Here and at the near settlements I spent seventeen days and made very successful sales. From Tilt Cove I came to Little Bay. Here I travelled twelve days, meeting very fair sales. Having to visit Halls Bay on the South, also Harry's Harbor and near settlements on the North, Mr. W. MCGILL gave me the loan of his boat for the purpose, which I regard as a very special kindness and a saving of the expense to the society. From Little Bay I came to Pelley's Island. Here I made good sales considering the small place. Mr. Henry CLARKE very kindly loaned me his boat in which I called at Lushes Bight and Ward's Harbor on the North, and Troytown and Dark Tickles on the East. I was having a hard pull through Long Tickle when Mr. John SCOTT of Fogo overtook me in the steamer Matilda, threw me a towline and took me to Troytown harbor.....[Likely Triton - gw.] The weather being very stormy, I arrived at Exploits too late to take passage on the Conscript. I had to fall back on Mr. MANUEL's boat to come as far as Twillingate. I left Exploits with a fresh breeze from the West, which continued until nearly off Western Head. Here I was overtaken by a sudden squall from the N.E. and between the motion caused by the Western wind and the fast rising waves from the Northern gale, I had quite enough of it, steering the boat and bailing water. In such circumstance it was cheering to have an harbor under the lee. I came safely to Whale Gulsh, where I was very kindly entertained by Mrs. C. RIDOUT. The following day being more favorable I came safely to Twillingate. Here I spent a month doing successful work. Intending to be at home by the middle of November, I came direct from Twillingate to Salvage. Here I spent a week and sold more books than on any previous visit. Arrived home on Nov. 14th, after an absence of six months and ten days. Geo. A. ALLEN, Musgrave Town, Dec, 1891.

Jan 30, 1892AppointmentsHis Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Alfred H. SEYMOUR, Esq., to be Sheriff for the Northern District, in the place of John BEMISTER, Esq.; Simon AVERY, Esq., J.P., to be Stipendiary Magistrate at Bonne Bay, in the place of Dr. R.R. SOMMERVILLE, resigned; Mr. James F. BANCROFT, to be Sub-Collector of Customs at Bonne Bay, in the place of Mr. N.N. TAYLOR; Mr. Henry J. WATTS, to be Clerk and Landing Waiter H. M. Customs, Harbor Grace, in the place of Mr. A. H. SEYMOUR. His Excellency the Governor in Council, has also been pleased to appoint Messrs. C.H. BOWEN, John COLBOURNE, Samuel ANTHONY and Horace HERBERT, to be a Board of Health for Pilley's Island, Notre Dame Bay. Secretary's Office, Jan. 5, 1892.
Jan 30, 1892Packing of HerringLast fall, Mr. NIELSEN, Superintendent of the Fisheries, packed in a quantity of herring at Sound Island, Placentia Bay according to the Norwegian plan. A portion of these herring were shipped at once to different markets in Europe and America, where they realised prices much beyond what had been obtained for Newfoundland herring packed in the ordinary way. In order to test if these herring would deteriorate anything in the value by being knocked about, a number of barrels were kept back and placed on Messrs. Harvey & Co.'s wharf, where they remained all the summer until shipped recently to the United States. They must have kept well, and been nothing the worse for the knocking about, for yesterday Mr. NIELSEN received intelligence that they had been sold in New York for $8.00 per barrel, and at a time when the market was stocked with Norwegian and Scotch herring; the Norwegian herring of "KKKK" brand, being offered at $7.00. The principal reason why Mr. NIELSEN's herring kept so well and brought such a good price was due to the barrels in which they were packed; all the barrels used by Mr. NIELSEN being made, under his supervision of birch wood with iron hoops. Mr. NIELSEN says it is of the very first importance that the barrels used in packing herring should be uniform, and made of good material; the hoops being made of iron. The Legislature, he thinks, ought to pass a law regulating the shape and quality of the barrels to be used in packing herring. If this were done and proper care taken with the packing and cure, a very much better price would be obtained for Newfoundland herring than shippers have yet received the demand would be increased and thus considerable impetus would be given to herring packing which, as yet is with us, a struggling industry. - Colonist.
Jan 30, 1892BirthOn the 17th inst.., the wife of Mr. Mark LUTHER of a son.
Jan 30, 1892MarriedOn the 6th inst., at the Methodist Church, Little Bay Islands, by Rev. W. REX, Mr. John JONES, master of the schooner, Lily of the North, to Emily Rebecca, daughter of Mr. Henry PENNY, of Seldom-Come-By.
Jan 30, 1892MailThe mails landed from D.P. Ingraham are still at Fogo waiting for an opportunity of being forwarded here. Should the ice go off, Mr. EARLE's launch, Swallow, will bring them here, otherwise they will be brought by couriers as soon as possible.
Jan 30, 1892Electric Light at Pilley's Island(Part 1)Editor Twillingate Sun - Dear Sir, - The S.S. Conscript is now hourly expected here, and by her, no doubt, you and your colleagues will be taking passage to St. John's to resume your labour in the Legislative Assembly of the colony. As you are aware the mining interests of this part has, within the past twelve months, changed hands and the Company now working the mine here are working under the title of The Pyrites Co., Limited, represented on this side of the Atlantic by Mr. Cecil H. BOWEN, who is also at the present time Manager of the works here. During the past six months many necessary and valuable improvements have been made to the property and works, and the future of Salt Pond, Pilley's Island, bids fair to be a bright one, with a large deposit of ore and skilful labour to work it, it cannot help being a prosperous little place. Three nights since, one very great improvement was brought to perfection, and I think in fact, the first one I believe either in Newfoundland or Canada, was successfully lighted by the electric light. The plant for electric lighting, I believe, was supplied by Mr. John STARR, of Halifax, and Mr. Chas. A. HOYT has most successfully erected and put in complete running order the light above referred to. These lights are supplied with three regally power known as the tabymeres ["Lahmeyer" g.w.] - the "dynamo" bearing her name. The whole of the underground working, tramway, office, stores, manager's house, engine rooms, braces, and ore sheds are now lit with electric light, and it bids fair to be not only a great boom to the people but a very great benefit to the Co., who have had the enterprise and pluck to try an expensive experiment.
Jan 30, 1892Electric Light at Pilley's Island(Part 2)Mr. HOYT returns to Halifax by this Conscript, and we heartily wish him on his next attempt to bring his electrical works to such a successful issue as he has done here. On New Year's Day quite a sensation was raised among the younger portions of our community by the invitation of Mrs. BOWEN, to all the children of the employees of the company, to a superb Christmas tree; there being on it gifts for every child (as far it was possible to provide one) between one year and sixteen. When you come to think that there were over two hundred and fifty children to partake of these presents, you can easily imagine that it was not a very easy task to select purchases and arrange suitably, so as to endeavour to give the little ones universal satisfaction. However they all seemed pleased, and those that were unable to attend on the evening, received their gifts the next day, and methinks that our little folks of Salt Pond will not only remember New Year's Day, 1892, but also remember Mr. and Mrs. BOWEN, who tried so earnestly to give the little ones some pleasure, at this jovial time of the year. Yours truly, Nut Cracker, Pilley's Island, Jan. 15.
Jan 30, 1892Rules and Regulations Part 1)Adopted by the Board of Health for Pilley's Island, Nfld. - 1. No Householder in whose dwelling there occurs a case of Diphtheria or other infectious disease, shall permit any person suffering from the disease, or any clothing or other property, to be removed from his house without the consent of the Board of Health. 2. No inmate of any infected house shall enter any other dwelling house, shop, place of worship, school, or public gathering of any kind, without permission of Board of Health or Attendant Physician. 3. All persons affected by Diphtheria or other infectious disease are hereby required to adopt for the disinfection of clothing, bedding, utensils, and other effects that have been exposed to infection, such measures as shall be prescribed by the said Board. 4. No person suffering from Diphtheria or other infectious disease, or having very recently recovered from Diphtheria, or other infectious disease, shall expose himself or herself, nor shall any person expose anyone under his charge who is so suffering or who has recently recovered from any infectious disease in any conveyance without having previously notified the owner, or person in charge, of the fact of his having had the disease. 5. The owner, or person in charge, of any such conveyance, must not (after the entry of any so infected person in his conveyance) allow any other person to enter it without having first thoroughly disinfected it, under the direction of any officer of the Board of Health. 6. No person shall give, lend, transmit, sell, or expose any bedding, clothing, or other infectious disease, without having first taken the precautions prescribed by the said Rules of the Board of Health for removing all danger of communicating the disease to others. 7. In the case of death of any person suffering from any infectious disease the friends shall immediately notify the Medical Officer or the Chairman of the Board of Health of such death, who shall cause steps to be taken to prevent infection and for the immediate interment of the body. The funeral shall be private, and all infected apartments, clothing and other effects shall be thoroughly disinfected. 8. Any teacher, or person in charge of a school, upon reasonable grounds of suspicion or belief that a pupil is dangerous to the health of the school, (by reason of such pupil coming from an infected house or place), must exclude such pupil form attending school until he produces a certificate from a Medical Attendant.
Jan 30, 1892Rules and Regulations Part 2)9. The Board of Health, shall have power to placard every house or building in which any case of infectious disease may occur within that portion of the Electoral District in which the Board has authority. 10. No person shall deface, tear, or remove from any house or building any placard of the said Board of Health, without the authority of said Board. 11. No person shall go into or come out of an infected house after it has been placarded by the Board of Health without the authority of the Board, other than a Doctor or a Clergyman, or member or officer of the Board of Health. 12. Any house or building placarded by the Board shall remain so placarded until the same has been thoroughly disinfected, and the placard removed by order of the Board of Health. 13. The Board of Health reserves to itself the right of superintending the work of disinfecting all infected house or buildings. 14. Every householder upon becoming aware of the existence of any infectious disease in his or her house shall immediately report the same to the Board of Health. 15. No person shall, within the District over which the Board has control, suffer the accumulation upon his or her premises, or permit the deposit upon any lot belonging to him or her of anything which may endanger the public health. 16. The Board of Health and its officers may at all times enter and inspect all houses and buildings where there is actual or suspected disease, and give all necessary orders and direction for the isolation and quarantining and general management of the such house and its inmates as may be deemed by the said Board or its officers necessary for the preservation of the public health. 17. Police shall assist the Board of Health (when occasion shall require) to carry out the foregoing Rules. 18. Any person violating any of the forgoing Rules shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $50 for each offence, and may be proceeded against, in a summary manner before any Stipendiary Magistrate or Justice of the Peace, and in default of payment of any penalty, the person in default may be imprisoned with or without hard labor for a period not exceeding three months. (Passed by Pilley's Island Board of Health, 5th December 1891)

Feb 6, 1892Electric light at Pilley's Island (Part 1)We are pleased to learn that the Pyrites Mining Company at Pelley's Island have adopted the latest and most improved modern invention for the effectual lighting of their premises and have recently had the Dynamos Incandescent Electric Light introduced there which will certainly prove a much safer, and in the end, a less expensive mode of artificial light than the use of lamps and kerosene oil. The "Lahmeyer" system of Electric Lighting which installed at Pelley's Island, is a 220 light machine, each light being equal to sixteen candle power, the plant having been supplied by John STARR, Esq., of Halifax, and was introduced at Pelley's Island a few weeks ago by his Electrician, Mr. C.A. HOYT, whom we were pleased to make a passage with in the Conscript on her last trip, and who appears to be thoroughly conversant with his business. The Electric Lights have been put over the entire Company's premises, namely, offices, stores, dwelling house, wharves, tramway, shafts, and all the underground working are also lighted by incandescent lamps, supposed to burn 1000 hours, so that the use of candles or lamps over any part of the business is entirely done away with.
Feb 6, 1892Electric light at Pilley's Island (Part 2)It must be looked upon as a wonderful improvement in the carrying on of so extensive a mining business as the company are prosecuting there, and no doubt will greatly facilitate the labor in the various departments of the premises by enabling the same number of workmen to perform a great deal more work during the regular hours, and with far greater satisfaction. The lights we are told, burn must brilliantly, and give a very steady light, while the system is perfectly safe. Pelley's Island, is the only place outside of St. John's, in this colony, that can boast of having Electric Lights, and we congratulate the enterprising general manager, C.H. BOWEN, Esq., on having this great modern invention installed there. The plant, as we have already said, has been supplied by Mr. STARR, who is one of the pioneers of electric lighting in Canada for the Lahmeyer system of Dynamos, which we learn are giving entire satisfaction in several factories which have lately been equipped. He is also at the present time equipping the buildings of the Moncton Sugar Refinery Company of Moncton, N.B., with an electric light plant, under the able superintendence of Mr. HOYT. This system of lighting, might, we think, with advantage, be introduced into this town. A plant could be had that would serve the lighting of several different premises at the same time and if, say St. Peter's Church, the Methodist Church and the mercantile firms near by would eventually determine to adopt it, the cost of installing the electric light would not be great for each, and would come much cheaper eventually than the dangerous mode now in vogue.
Feb 6, 1892Seal fisheryThe steamers of Messrs. John Munn & Co., that will prosecute the seal fishery from this port the coming spring are the same in number and name as sailed hence last year. Three of the fleet will sail from Harbor Grace, and the fourth from Pool's Island, Bonavista Bay. The Vanguard will again be under the command of Capt. Robert GOSSE, of Spaniards Bay, who has done well in her the past two springs. The second steamer of the fleet the Greenland, will as usual be commanded by Capt. Henry DAWE, of Bay Roberts - one of our most successful seal killers. His record is a good one; in round numbers he is credited with having brought in nearly a quarter of a million seals. The third steamer - the Iceland - will again prosecute the fishery from Pool's Island, and will be in charge of Capt. William WINDSOR, whose annual return from the ice-fields is synonymous with a bumper trip. The last of the Firm's steamers - The Mastiff - is to have a new master in the person of our friend and fellow townsman - Capt. Hector CURTIS. Although Capt. CURTIS has never had actual charge of a steamer at the seal fishery, he has yet been there for several years in the capacity of sailing master, and thus acquired no small store of seal-killing knowledge. The Mastiff has had many new masters but not one we opine with whom a larger quota of good luck will go than will attend Capt. CURTIS on his first trip. The Mastiff goes to the Gulf. That the largest prosperity may wait upon her and her confederates will be the devout prayer of all. - H.G. Standard.
Feb 6, 1892Sad news from Heart's EaseWriting under date of the 2nd inst., a Heart's Ease correspondent says - "A very melancholy accident occurred here on Wednesday last, 30th ult. Two young girls name respectively Mary Ann PEDDLE, aged 13 years, and Julia JACOBS aged 12 years, while skating on the salt water ice, broke through a short distance from the shore, the latter falling on the former and keeping her from breathing over the surface. People ran from all quarters and succeeded in rescuing Julia JACOBS before the vital spark had fled, but poor little Mary Ann, having disappeared beneath the surface, was not recovered in time to save her life. After considerable exertion the body was borne to the shore. The rescued girl rapidly regaining strength and will soon be all right again. The people did everything in their power, but they had to beat through the slob, which was too thin to walk upon and yet too strong to get a boat through. The mother of the deal girl is in a condition of great prostration. I may have mention that this unfortunate woman's poor relief was stopped some three years ago. She had two sons from whom she received some help; but one of them died last year of la grippe and the other is on his death-bed. I sincerely hope our kind-hearted and sympathising government will take her case into favorable consideration and render such help as they, in their wisdom may deem proper. - Trinity Record, Jan. 16.
Feb 6, 1892AppointmentsHis Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Lieut. W.S. MELVILL of the Leicestershire (17) Regiment, to act temporarily on his staff as Aide-de-Camp and Private Secretary, vice Cecil FANE, Esq., resigned. His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. H.B. DRYER, to be Superintendent Money Order Branch, General Post Office; Judge BENNETT, Messrs. R.S. MUNN, Joseph GODDEN, Charles L. KENNEDY, David FLYNN, H.J. WATTS, and Bernard PARSONS to be members of the Harbor Grace Grammar School Board. Secretary's Office, January 19, 1892
Feb 6, 1892BirthOn the 1st inst., the wife of Mr. R.S. ROBERTS of a son.
Feb 6, 1892BirthAt Back Harbor, on the 30th ult., the wife of Mr. Edward WELLS of a son.
Feb 6, 1892DiedOn the 31st ult. Mr. Henry LOVERIDGE, an old and respected resident of this place, aged 83 years. The deceased was a native of North Perret, Dorset, Sommersetshire, England.
Feb 6, 1892S.U.F. AnniversaryAccording to custom, this Society had its Anniversary on Feb. 2nd. The Lodge had decided to attend St. Andrew's church this year, and to extend their walk round part of the Arms. Therefore, as the ice had now become sufficiently firm, the procession of Brethren passed down the North shore, and crossed the ice from Path End, landing on the opposite side. On reaching the Church a short service was held, and a plain and practical sermon preached by the Chaplain. The collection amounted to rather less than five dollars. After service the brethren continued their walk to the Arms, and then returned to the Hall for tea. The building was well filled, and the numerous tables were well provided. Among the visitors we saw Rev. Mr. HILL and wife, Rev. Mr. KELLY and Rev. Mr. PEEK, who has been invited by the Lodge, as is Customary on these occasions. In the evening later on, an entertainment was given in the name of the Lodge, by the help of friends, who willingly assisted to make the anniversary a success; and certainly we have seldom attended an S.U.F. gathering which, judging by the applause and the good order maintained throughout, has given greater satisfaction to all present. And much gratitude is due to those who worked up the dialogues, and practised the music. The following is the programme, as given the Worthy Master, Bro. John PURCHASE, being in the chair: Chairman's Address. Recitation "Anxiously waiting". Miss Laura ASHBOURNE; Song "Dublin Bay" - Miss NEWMAN, Dialogue "Irish Schoolmaster and Pupil"; Song "Where are you going" - Misses. ANSTEY, FREEMAN and FOX; Song "Come and be happy today" - Miss A. ASHBOURNE; Reading, Bro. Jacob MOORES; Part Song "The Happy peasant": Dialogue "Every inch a gentleman"; Song "Low backed car" - Misses. ANSTEY, FREEMAN and FOX; Song "Yeomen of England" - Dr. STAFFORD; Reading Mr. SWEETLAND; Song "Brightly the moon tonight" - Miss FREEMAN; Recitation "Skipper Charlie" - Mr. Arthur ASHBOURNE; Song "Grandma's advice" - Misses ANSTEY, FREEMAN and FOX; Reading , Bro. Thos. YOUNG, Song - "Willie's such a tease" - Miss SNOW, Recitation "Don't be teasing me" - Mr. Norman GRAY; Dialogue "Rejected" Song "Better bide a wee" - Messes ANSTEY, FREEMAN and FOX; Song "Mistletoe Bough" - Miss A. ASHBOURNE, Reading by the Chairman; Song "Weeping Willow" - Misses ANSTEY, FREEMAN and FOX, Dialogue "Rumpus in a Shoemaker's Shop"; Reading by Bro. CHAPLAIN,; Song and Chorus "Lily Dale"; Dialogue "Married by the New Justice of the Peace" ; God Save the Queen.
Feb 6, 1892SealsA good many seals, chiefly old harps and bedlamers were seen at Lower Head this week.
Feb 6, 1892Herring FisheryMessrs. Munn & Co., of Harbor Grace, shipped by yesterday's train from there, 600 herring barrels to Placentia. Messrs. MUNN, in their usual enterprising manner, are apparently going into the herring business very extensively. - Telegram, Jan 16.
Feb 6, 1892Salvation Army NewsA Banquet and Jubilee will be held by the Salvation Army, Wednesday, February 10th; the Banquet is to be given at the hall, to commence at 5:30 p.m. and the Jubilee at the Barracks at 8 p.m. The meeting will be conducted by Ensign T.A. MAGEE, assisted by offices and soldiers from Morton's Harbor, Twillingate, and other places. A lecture will be delivered on the work of the Salvation Army throughout the world. All are respectfully invited to attend.
Feb 6, 1892DiphtheriaWe learn that since the occurrence of the recent out break of diphtheria in Herring Neck and the adjacent localities three deaths have taken place. Three house in Pike's Arm and two in Cobb's Arm have been visited with the disease. There were six cases in the latter settlement all reported favorably progressing when the last information reached us. It is to be sincerely hoped that the very stringent precaution, which we understand are being taken, may avert the spreading of the pestilence.

Feb 13, 1892Salvation Army NewsThe Banquet and Jubilee held by the Salvation Army, on Wednesday last was quite a success. We understand the total amount realised on that occasion was fifty-five dollars and twenty-six cents.
Feb 13, 1892General newsSixteen years ago a young Hungarian emigrated to America. He was industrious and saved $3000, which he carried back to his old home, having converted it in England into sovereigns. On arrival at home his father recognised him and was told of the money, but the man's identity was concealed from his mother, who, in searching the supposed strangers room, found the gold. The woman got a knife and butchered her son, and when the truth was revealed to her in the morning she fell dead.
Feb 13, 1892WreckageNotice has been published in the Royal Gazette of the discovery of a bank off Cape Race about 600 yards in length and 300 yards broad, with ten fathoms or less water on it. This bank it is stated is known to the fishermen of Trepassey and it is said that in hauling their bultows after a heavy gale of wind, they have brought up wreckage, apparently the remains of cabin furniture. Some people are of opinion that it was at this spot the unfortunate City of Boston was lost. The bearings of the shoal are E.N.E. from Cape Race 17 1/2 miles, and N. 1/2 W from Cape Pine, and its approximate position is Lat. N 16 deg. 25 min. 30 sec., Long. W. 53 deg. 20 min.
Feb 13, 1892Fears for a Troop ShipConsiderable anxiety is felt in military and naval circles at non-arrival in England of troop ship Tyne, which sailed from Halifax Dec 14th, for Plymouth. She is now nearly nine days overdue and a rumour has been in circulation that she had sunk with all on board. The Tyne had on board the crews of the war ships Champion and Pleasant, of the Pacific squadron, who were transported here by rail from Vancouver, and who number about four hundred, besides her own crew of over one hundred and fifty. She was considered a fast ship, and her officers calculated on reaching the other side about Christmas. The military authorities here stated today that they had received no word of her arrival and did not know what to make of it. Times. Jan 16.
Feb 13, 1892Munn's Boneless FishIn last evening's train were two carloads of "Munn's pure, boneless codfish" freighted from Harbor Grace. It is made up in boxes, mostly of 80 lbs. Two "bricks" of "40 lbs" each. Three more carloads are expected this evening; and the lot is for shipment to Canada and the United States. We wish the enterprising firm of Messrs. Munn & Co continued and ever increasing success in this important department of their business. Telegram, Jan 19.
Feb 13, 1892Public Health (Part 1)Possibly there is no subject just at this present time, more worthy of a leading article in our journal than the health of the community at large. A few cases of diphtheria keep springing up from time to time, but by the prudent and careful management of the Health Officer, and the readiness of most of our people to obey the rules of quarantine, this dreaded scourge does not, to any great degree spread among us. But at present we are suffering from a different trouble - influenza, which though perhaps less fatal than the other, is very trying, and appears to drop down (as it were) upon whole families, like a blight, and is an enemy against which there appears to be scarce any real remedy; making all whom it touches shiver, and taking a greater hold upon the weak or aged than other. To those indeed it is a scourge, for what life remains to them it either threatens to destroy, or does destroy, by affecting the very springs of vitality. But one consolation remains to us, if consolation it be, that we are not the only sufferers from the epidemic, nor possibly are we so in the greatest degree. For we notice, by telegrams and such meagre news as we can receive at this season of isolation, that there is the same trouble elsewhere; that great and small alike are affected; that Princes, Cardinals, Bishops, Noblemen, and great men of every sort, are brought down by influenza, equally with the poorest. When we read that "the London death rate is doubled", we know what that means. Well have the French named the disease la grippe, for its grip is indeed tenacious; and we can only hope that as winter passes, and spring draws on, there may come a speedy change for the better. And, while on this subject, it will not be though out of place, even though somewhat late, that we should place on record our sense of the loss which the British nation has sustained by the death of the late Prince Victor.
Feb 13, 1892Public Health (Part 2)This sad news, which was among the telegrams of our paper on Saturday, Jan 16th, was made the subject of a special sermon on the Sunday following, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. incumbent of St. Peter's, who took as his text the words of David, which he spoke in respect of Abner: "Know ye not that there is a Prince and a great man fallen, " (2 Samuel, 111 c., 38 v, ) upon which he founded a suitable discourse for the occasion. Let us be permitted, however, late as it is, to place on record our sense of the calamity that has fallen upon our Royal family, at a time too, when all was bidding for yet greater happiness and the further stability of the Throne. One thing, at least, has been abundantly proved, which is that the Nation still remains as loyal as ever, as is plainly seen by the grief felt wherever the British flag waves, or the English tongue is spoken. We have lost our Prince; our hopes for the future must now turn to Prince George; and long may it be ere that day comes, there are those who may have another Sailor King; Newfoundland remembers the former Prince William, who afterwards became William IV; may it please God when that noble Lady who now rules us, and her Son, have both closed their honorable careers, at some far off time to come, we may find that the nation's present loss has been fully made up for, and that the younger Grandson will be a King as excellent, we believe, as the elder one would have made, whose early death we now deplore.

Feb 20, 1892Fish DutyThe Spanish government has doubled the duty on fish, commencing from 1st February next. The consumption of this, our most important staple, will be considerably diminished on this account, and the price of it will probably have to be curtailed. Herald
Feb 20, 1892BirthAt Fortune Harbor, on the 18th ult., the wife of William BISHOP of a daughter.
Feb 20, 1892BirthAt the same place, on the 26th ult., the wife of Joseph CARROLL, of a daughter.
Feb 20, 1892BirthAt the same place, on the 4th inst., the wife of John DAVIS of a daughter.
Feb 20, 1892BirthAt the same place, on the 6th inst., the wife of Philip HAMILTON of a son.
Feb 20, 1892DiedOn February 11th, James, the twin son of Elias and Susan WHELLER, aged 7 years. "God forbids his longer stay, God recalls the precious loan, God hath taken him away, From my bosom to his own, Surely what he wills is best, Happy in His will I rest."
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt Fortune Harbor on the 30th ult. of diphtheria croup, Michael, son of John & Frances LANNEN, aged 1 year and 9 months.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 3rd inst., of the same disease, Walter, son of William and Susan BISHOP, aged 1 year and 6 months.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 5th inst., of same disease, Mary, daughter of John and the late Margret DAY, aged 8 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 9th inst., Annie daughter of Denis and Bridget DUNN, aged 18 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, of diphtheria, Frances, the beloved wife of John LANNEN, much and deservedly regretted by a large circle of relations and friends, aged 35 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt Flurries Bight, 14th ult., of diphtheria, Benjamin SHARRON, aged 16 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 15th ult, by the same disease, John Rice, aged 21 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 19th ult., Frank Sharron, aged 12 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 19th ult, by the same disease, William RICE, aged 8 years.
Feb 20, 1892DiedAt the same place, on the 26th ult, by the same disease, Minnie RICE aged 10 years.
Feb 20, 1892Local newsThe Rev. Mr. WINSOR referred to in another column is well known to many of our readers, he having labored for several years at Herring Neck.
Feb 20, 1892SealsA good many old seals were seen on Monday and Tuesday last, the men who were off in boats brought in four and five each. At Morton's Harbor and Western Head also; the men did very well. At the latter place one boat brought in seven.
Feb 20, 1892SteamersThe steamers Hope and Eclipse will be added to our sealing fleet this spring, having been purchased in Scotland. The former is now the property of that time-honoured house of Messrs. Baine, Johnson & Co., and the latter that of D.S. & W.F. Co., of which Michael THORBURN, Esq., is agent. We wish the new ships abundant success, as well as the fleet in general.
Feb 20, 1892AccidentA very sad accident (says a dispatch to the Telegram) happened at Ramea on Saturday, when a mother and her son were drowned. Two boys belonging to Robert EVIS went out on a pond. One of them fell through the ice. The other ran and called his mother, who, while trying to save her boy, was also drowned. The family lived about two miles from the settlement.
Feb 20, 1892CensusThe following paragraph is taken from a late Halifax paper: St. John's, Nfld, January 16. - The census has been completed. The population of Newfoundland and Labrador is 202,000 an increase in the last seven years of only 4,100 or at the astonishing low rate of 2 1/3 per cent. The result of the census is a great disappointment. The last census taken in 1881, showed an increase of 22 1/4 per cent for the previous ten years. Emigration is attributed as the main cause of the decline in population. St. John's has declined over two thousand in the last seven years.
Feb 20, 1892Fogo newsS.U.F. held their annual anniversary February 2nd. They left the Hall for the Church of England where an eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. W.C. WHITE on "Brotherly Love". They then proceeded on their march down the North Side, across the ice, landing at the premises of E. DUDER, Esq., up the road and for the first time they went in the new road to give our worthy Stipendiary Magistrate, Samuel BAIRD, Esq., three hearty cheers, after which they returned to the Hall, and dispersed to their homes to have tea in time to be back to the hall at 7 p.m. A very amusing time it was, and every one felt well satisfied with their evening's sport. Rev. H. ABRAHAM gave a couple of lectures in the Methodist School Room which was very instructing, first on "The Heavenly Bodies", second "Christ's Early Church." A concert in aid of the Meek Memorial School will be held on or about the 1st March. This will be the second this season. Very few seals have been killed as yet, but a few were seen last week by those who were out on the ice.
Feb 20, 1892New Coastal BoatThe keel of the Coastal Steamship Co's new boat, which is being built to take the place of the lost Volunteer, was laid on the Clyde on Monday; the 18th ult., and her construction will now be pushed forward with all the rapidity possibly commensurate with thoroughness and good workmanship, so that the vessel will be ready to sail for St. John's early in the spring. The new boat will be at least two feet wider than the Volunteer, and will be fitted up, internally, on a different plan. The saloon and officers quarters will be all on deck to make more room below for freight. On the top of the building on deck will be a promenade with a protecting rail all around; a broad stairway will be run up to this from the saloon, so that it will be of very easy access to passengers. The place will be fitted with seats, especially designed for comfort, and over all will be an awning for the protection of passengers from sun or rain. The name of the new boat has not yet been decided on, but it is expected that she will be called the Omrac after the local residence of Hon. A. W. Harvey - Colonist.
Feb 20, 1892ResignationThe Rev. Mr. WINSOR, referred to in the following item, is a Newfoundlander, a native of Aquaforte. About a year ago, (subsequent to the Rev. C.E. SMITH's settling in Maryland) he accepted a call from the members of Trinity Church, Marlboro. He now resigns, having accepted another field of labor - Bar Harbor, Me. The cause of the Rev. gentleman's resignation is ill health. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED, - The Vestry of Trinity Church met on Monday and accepted the resignation of the Rector, Rev. A.S.H. WINSOR, who has decided to seek a new field of labor. He has already since sending in his resignation, received five calls, but has not decided which he will accept. One of those is a Church in Baltimore; another in Whitehall in the diocese of Albany, near the Vermont border; to a celebrated watering place on the coast of Maine. MR. WINSOR has been with us but one year and yet during that period the improvement in the Church have been very marked. He has been somewhat hampered in his work by ill health, but every one must realise that the work he has done has been upon correct lines and is lasting. His warm friends here will sincerely regret his departure. - Prince George's Inquirer, Jan. 15.
Feb 20, 1892The "Water Lily"The above is the name of a new Temperance magazine that has just made its appearance before the public. The Water Lily will be published monthly and is to be devoted to the interest of Temperance and moral reform. It is edited by Mrs. OBMAN, whom we have to thank for a copy of the first number of this excellent Temperance paper, and who is so well known to many of our people in these Northern parts evincing a deep interest in the cause of Temperance. This new magazine is said to be unconnected with any society and unsupplemented by any funds, and therefore an appeal is made to all friends of Temperance to support it, which it should readily receive. Since the Temperance Journal became defunct, there has been no paper in this colony especially devoted to the advocacy of Temperance principles, and this is the more reason why the new venture should be warmly supported by all lovers of the Temperance cause in our land. The Water Lily is a sixteen page magazine, published monthly at $1.00 per annum, and is printed in fine style from the job room of the evening telegram. We wish the new venture every success.
Feb 20, 1892Orange AnniversaryThe Loyal Orange Association (Crosby and Loyalty Lodges) held their annual meeting on Tuesday last, the 10th inst. The day was all that could be wished and about 11 a.m. the Brethren began to assemble at the Hall, some from Herring Neck, Tizzard's and Morton's Harbors. After finishing the private business of the Lodges, the Brethren walked in processional order across the bridge to the Congregational church where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. B. PEEK from the text Isiah 2nd chapter, 2,3, and 4 verses. Afterwards they walked down the South Side to the premises of Mr. Simon YOUNG, where they took the ice, landing at the wharf of R.D. HODGE, Esq., they walked up the North Side to the Hall, where, after giving three cheers each for Her Majesty the Queen, and the Association, they then dispersed to the several houses where dinner had been provided. At 7:30 the entertainment commenced and the following programme was gone through: - Chorus "Move Forward" - Choir; Address - Chairman; Song "The Flying Trapeze" - Bro. C. MAYNE; Reading "Best of Wives" - Bro. A.W. SCOTT; Recitation "Yankee Quilting Party"; Recitation "True Heroism" - Mr. A. ASHBOURNE; Dialogue "The Carpet Bagger" - Misses HUGHES, SNOW and NEWMAN; Song "Jack O'Hazeldean" - Bro. A.W. SCOTT; Recitation "Gottingen Barber" - Mr. F.D. SCOTT; Reading "Mick Free" - Bro. Wm. GUY; Song and Chorus "Little Annie Rooney" - Bro. C. MAYNE; Dialogue " Twenty Dollars a Lesson" - Bros. MAYNE, SCOTT, HODDER, CLARKE, GUY, WHITE, OSMOND, FIEFIELD and Messrs. SCOTT, GRAY and ASHBOURNE; Song "Annie Dear" - Miss SNOW; Reading "A Wedding" - Bro. J. WHITE; Recitation "A Disconcerted Supernaturalist" - Bro. A.W. SCOTT; Song "Wishing Cap" - Misses ASHBOURNE and SNOW; Recitation "Irish Philosopher" - Mr. N. GRAY; Dialogue "The Book Agent" - Miss ASHBOURNE and Bros. SCOTT, MAYNE and FIFIELD; Song "Starry Night for a Ramble" - Bro. C. MAYNE; Recitation "Lady O'Dee" - Bro. J.W. ROBERTS; Reading "Paddy's Courtship" - Bro. C. MAYNE; Chorus "Better Luck To-morrow" - Choir. Recitation "Scotty" - Bro. A.W. SCOTT. God Save the Queen.
Feb 20, 1892Court NewsCase of the S.S. "Prudence" - Judge PROWSE, President, and Captains ENGLISH and WHITE who formed the Marine Court of Enquiry on the loss of the S.S. Prudence near Broad Cove concluded this morning, and the President delivered the following judgement - "We adjudge that the said steamer Prudence on this occasion was not navigated with proper seamanlike care and that the loss of the vessel is due to the steering of improper courses but specially to the master's neglect to take regular and systematic soundings, and the master, Peter ROSS, is alone in default. As a result of our judgement we have no alternative but to suspend the master's certificate for three months, to date from the 19th instant. It is with regret that we do so, as in other respects, the master has shown himself to be a smart, able and competent seaman. We would recommend his being allowed a mate's certificate during the suspension of certificate of master. - H.G. Standard

Feb 27, 1892Fares of the Herring SuppliersThe fishermen of Fox Harbor and vicinity, who had been supplying Newfoundland and American schooners with herring in and about Sound Island, had nearly all returned home by the 7th inst., having made from sixty to one hundred dollars each. The highest fare realised was one hundred and twenty dollars; but there were several who failed to do anything of account. The first sold by them was for salt cure, and was caught by slow degrees, owing to Easterly winds blowing out the Arm, and the river freshet carrying the bait out the bay. There are about forty American schooners still in the district awaiting frozen cargoes, and a large number of local crafts were there prepared to furnish those quantities when the opportunities were favorable. - Telegram, Jan. 20.
Feb 27, 1892FestivalThe annual festival of the "North Star" Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, will take place (D.V.) on Tuesday next, 1st March. Tickets for tea and entertainment are 30 cents each, and can be purchased from either of the following members: Bros. Geo. ROBERTS, F. LINFIELD. S. PAYNE, Jr, J.W. ROBERTS, R. BLACKMORE and N. GRAY.
Feb 27, 1892Seal fishery (Part 1)Letter from Mr. F. WHITE - Editor Evening Telegram - Dear Sir, - As the House will soon go into session, perhaps it would not be amiss to make a few remarks on the coming seal fishery to our members, that they may see the killing of old seals is stopped before it is too late. I can't see how five or six men in the Upper House should over-rule twenty or thirty. I should think that there is more sense in two heads than in one, and also I think the former have as much knowledge of the seal fishery as the latter, or is it because they have an interest in those steamers? If so, I think the sooner they sell out the better or make laws to prevent the extermination of the seals. In fact I don't see why we want an Upper House at all in this little island. Now, Sir, what's the cause of all this poverty on the so-called "French Shore", only the killing of old seals? Why, I can remember when it was the most independent part of our Island, now it takes thousands of dollars to the revenue to send pauper relief there. This remark the captains of those steamers know as well as I do, and so do any other men who has served twenty-three years at the seal fishery, as I have. There is no fish, seal, beast, or whatever you may term it, can be exterminated easier; they have warm blood and can live on the ice, land or water, and must have rest; now after pupping, they will stay with the young until able to take care of themselves (but that's not so these days, as they are killed with pupping, and the young left to perish). They go in schools to replenish the stock of another; they look out a good patch of ice whereon to rest, to shed their coat as we call it, and there they will lay for days.
Feb 27, 1892Seal fishery (Part 1)Now, sir, put me commodore of our fleet of steamers sailing from Pool's Island, I would not leave 10,000 old seals on the coast in ten years; it's no trouble to find them; let them lay a few fine days until they begin to sun-burn, then you may kill them with the heel of your boot. You need not go to the expense of $60 breech-loading rifles, explosive bullets, &c. I have been rolling them of the ice into the water, and they would return again. I have torn their skin down from sun-burn, and they will burn alive as well as dead; as I say, the captains know it as well as I do, but the owners may not, or what do they care as long as the Almighty dollar rolls in? What do the crew get for burnt skins? Is this the way to protect our seal fishery and look out for the future of our country? Why, sir, there are children born to-day that won't know the taste of flipper - what one-half of us were reared on here. Now, as regards sealing-masters, the owners can give them 20 cents per seal if they wish. Its nothing to me, but, as I said before, they must be very shortsighted, when they can get plenty of good men here to kill all the seals that are out there for three cents each, and I would say that they should be cut two-thirds and the crew get two-fifths, but that is their own look-out. I have told them how and if they don't do so, its no fault of mine. They ought to find a burns amongst them, not forgetting a Plimsoll. Now, Green Bay members, don't forget the old seal bill again. As W.B. GRIEVE, Esq., often said to me: "White, have you not your old swoil bill passed yet?' But I can tell him and others, that if it's not soon done, I intend going in the House again the next general election to see that is , if for nothing else, and revolutionise the whole seal fishing business before it is too late. Your most obedient servant, Fred WHITE
Feb 27, 1892Loss of the "Avenger"The schooner Avenger ran on the north head of Petty Harbor at 6:15 yesterday morning in a blinding snowstorm and became a total wreck. She was on a voyage from Boston to this port with a cargo of kerosene oil, Yankee notions, etc. and was consigned to Messrs. CLIFT, WOOD & CO. The captain and crew, who walked from Cape Spear lighthouse this morning, arrived here about 1 o'clock in a state of complete exhaustion, having been without food from 5 this morning. From the captain and the agents we learn the following particulars: - In the severe gale of Tuesday evening and night the ship was severely handled, her decks being completely swept several times, and her head sails and foresail blown away, thus rendering her completely unmanageable, while her boat was also broken up by a sea. At 5:30 yesterday morning the captain, to make sure of his position, as a severe snowstorm was raging from the N.N.E. , sounded and found eighty fathoms of water. At 6:15 the ship struck with great violence, and in a short time became a total wreck. The crew did not even save their clothes, and had extreme difficulty in getting on shore. One of the men managed to swim through the surf with a line round his waist, and making his way to a high rock, held on to the rope while the others clambered on shore with this assistance. His hands are to-day swelled out of shape from his heroic exertions. They made their way to the light-house at Cape Spear yesterday afternoon, and Mr. CANTWELL came on to town with the news. The tug Favorite immediately proceeded to the scene of the wreck, and succeeded in securing about fifty barrels of oil. She returned this morning, and taking in tow the schr. Harvest Home, in which to store the wreckage, again went off. The S.S. Conscript left for there about 11 o'clock, and had not returned when we went to press. The Avenger was a new vessel, was owned by Geo. WIGHTMAN, Esq., of Montague, P.E.I. and is understood to be insured. The crew immediately on their arrival, were dispatched by Messrs. CLIFT, WOOD & CO., to the Sailors' Home, where they will receive proper attention. - Evening Herald, Jan 22.
Feb 27, 1892Mining newsOur Little Bay correspondent informs us that times at Little Bay are much as usual. The mine at South West Arm still looks encouraging - a gang of men have been employed the past month cutting a line of road from the bight, in the direction of the mine at South West Arm.
Feb 27, 1892Night SchoolTo the Editor Twillingate Sun - Dear Sir, - This seems to be the veritable "era" of progress, at any rate it is so at Little Bay We have five places of worship with excellent Pastors to superintend them, well organised and well attended Sunday Schools, belonging to four denominations. Four excellent day schools supervised by well qualified teachers. A well organised Epworth League. A benefit Club for working men. Also, two free night schools, for lads and young men who are not in a position to attend day school; these night schools are held in the Roman Catholic school rooms, and attended principally by that denomination although open to others. They are presided over by several gentlemen who voluntary come to the front and give their services for the good of our youth who show by good attendance, their appreciation of this means of improving themselves. The teachers supervising in turns so that the work may not be too heavy as they all have other duties to perform. Messrs. P. LYNCH and Wm. PHORAN at the Bight, Messrs. Jas. ROACH, Thos. CONWAY and Ed. SMYTH at Loading Wharf. This, Mr. Editor, is a system of keeping night schools, that could be adopted in many of our outports, benefiting both pupils and teachers, for those who give instruction are ever ready to seek instruction. There is a night school kept, on the same principle as the two mentioned, on the line of road to Hall's Bay, supervised by Messrs. M. BOZAN and R. FITZGERALD. Yours, & c., Excelsior
Feb 27, 1892BirthOn the 21 inst., at Herring Neck the wife of Mr. John RICHMOND, of a son.
Feb 27, 1892MarriedOn the 18th inst., at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Herring Neck, by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, Mr. John REDDICK, to Elizabeth, relict of the late John SQUIRES.
Feb 27, 1892MarriedOn the 19th Inst., at the same place, by the same place, by the same, Henry KING, to Adelaide WELLS, both of Change Islands.
Feb 27, 1892DiedOn the 21st inst, Charlotte, relict of the late Henry LOVERIDGE, aged 77 years.
Feb 27, 1892DiedOn the 24th inst., of diphtheria, Archibald, son of Albert and Mary Jane SPENCER, aged 9 years.
Feb 27, 1892DiedOn the 25th inst., of the same disease, Stewart, only son of James and Bessie OAKLEY, aged 7 years " -There is a happy land, Far, far away, Where saints in glory stand, Bright, bright as day, Oh, how they sweetly sing, Worthy is Christ our King. Loud let His praises ring, Praise, praise for aye.
Feb 27, 1892WantedTo hire, a schooner of 30 tons or thereabout, for the season commencing 10th of May, 1892. Information given at Sun office.

Mar 5, 1892Trinity DisasterSpecial to the Sun - St. John's March 4 - A terrible calamity happened at Trinity and the neighbouring settlements on Saturday last. Hundreds of men were out sealing when a fierce storm set in, many being unable to reach the land. Some boats reached Old Perlican and others Heart's Delight. Several crews landed on the Horsechops, but were so exhausted that six men died in sight of their homes. Several died before reaching land and others were badly frost-bitten. Thirteen dead bodies have reached their friends, and twelve more are still missing. The first intimation of the disaster was received on Sunday night, via Heart's Content; Rev. Mr. ATKINSON having brought the news there from Heart's Delight that five boats crews had landed at the latter place thus revealing the woeful tale. The Government took prompt action and sent the steamer Labrador next day to search for the missing ones, but she returned after two days unsuccessful. The Assembly met Monday and adjourned until Thursday, out of regard for the bereaved people of Trinity.
Mar 5, 1892DiedAt Merasheen, Placentia Bay, on the 13th ult., after a fortnights illness of La Grippe, Rachel TORRAVILLE, of Green Bay, aged 33 years.
Mar 5, 1892Public Health ActSec. 13 - It shall be the duty of any householder, so soon as he shall become aware that any occupant of his house is suffering from an infectious or contagious disease that may be detrimental to the public health, to give notice of such disease to the Chairman of the Board of Health or a Justice of the Peace, as the case may be, under a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars. Sec. 14 - Any person suffering from any contagious or infectious disorder who wilfully exposes himself, without proper precaution against spreading the said disorder, in any street, public place, or public conveyance, and any owner or driver of a public conveyance who does not immediately provide for the disinfection of his conveyance after it has, with the knowledge of such owners or drivers conveyed any such sufferer, and any person who, without previous disinfection, gives, lends, sells, conveys, transmits, or exposes any bedding, clothing, rags, or other things which have been exposed to infection from such disorders, shall, on conviction, before a Justice of the Peace, be fined a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, or in default there of, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months. Providing that no proceedings shall be taken against person transmitting, with proper precautions such articles for the purpose of having them disinfected by order of the Board of a medical man. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate.
Mar 5, 1892Epworth League at Little Bay (Part 1)A branch of the Epworth League has been in working at this place, for the past four months and is progressing very creditably and doing much for the welfare of some of our people. It is presided over by G.L. THOMPSON, Esq., an energetic and talented gentlemen, who has in this short time, with the help of his colleagues brought it to a creditable state of efficiency. Its orchestra consists of an organist, three violinists, one cornet, one euphonium, one English concertina, one accordion, and other instruments played as occasions or taste of players feel inclined, with about twenty or twenty five vocalists of no mean ability. We have in Little Bay good talent in this line. One creditable feature of the League here is, it is non sectarian, this has much to do with its success. The Epworth League is calculated, where ever established, to do much good in edifying, not only its members, but others if carried out as at this place, as the following will tend to show. During it existence at Little Bay, the members have already given three excellent treats to the people in the shape of Musical and Literacy entertainments. Admission is free. The following will give some idea of the standard of these entertainment. The last that was given at the Loading Wharf School Room, it was filled to overflowing showing the appreciation of these entertainments by an intelligent public.
Mar 5, 1892Epworth League at Little Bay (Part 2)PROGRAM - Opened by singing first verse of the c. Psalm. Then a brief prayer by Mr. GARLAND followed by the opening address by Mr. G.L. THOMPSON, the address being full of welcome to all present. Then the Hymn 296 from Sankey's Hymns was rendered in splendid style by the full orchestra, both instrumental and vocal. Messrs. BLANDFORD and SPINNEY's connets doing much to harmonise the whole. Then a recitation "Miss Adelaide's Flounces" by Miss Ada HUBLEY, which was rendered with telling effect. Then Sankeys Hymn was, by full orchestra, rendered in a style that kept the audience in rapt attention. Next a reading by Mr. ROLLINGS " The vision of Mivza". This reading had the full attention of all present as readings always do when rendered by Mr. ROLLINGS, next hymn 392, (Sankey's) by full orchestra. Next the crowning piece of the entertainment, an essay by Dr. L. JOSEPH "The Poet and a Psalm of Life". To show the varied qualities of the Poet Laureate's compositions, Dr. JOSEPH rendered "Angel's Footsteps" in such pathetic tones as to cause some of the audience to drop a few tears........ Then followed Sankey's Hymn 386, "Have you any room for Jesus, He who bore your load of sin?"..... Mr. GARLAND gave a reading..... Then followed Sankey's Hymn 317 by the full orchestra, the tone of which brought out Mr. ROLLING's good baritone and Mr. TAVERNOR's excellent bass... Mr. GARLAND then read an excellent essay.... Sankey's Hymn 398 was then rendered....... the ladies voices keeping in excellent trim..... Mr. THOMPSON then gave a short essay on the relief of the GREELY party by Captain ASH and others, describing the meeting at the frozen North, in such a thrilling style, that one could almost imagine the dread scene was being reinacted before our eyes. Sankey's Hymn 43 was then rendered by the full Orchestra, Miss QUIABY presiding at our new and excellent organ...... audience wended their way.... a most enjoyable evening. Yours, &c., A Lover of Progress.
Mar 5, 1892Ministering to Minds Diseased (Part 1)A Musical treat given the inmates of Lunatic Asylum (To the Editor of the Evening Herald) - Dear Sir: - A pleasingly significant event took place at the Lunatic Asylum on Wednesday afternoon last, when a number of our talented ladies and gentlemen gave a musical treat to quite a large number of the inmates; thus enlivening the dead monotony of their lives; and casting a cherry glow over the sombre shadows of their sad fate. That the music was greatly appreciated by those poor creatures could plainly be seen, many amongst the crowd of faces vacant, hopeless, or sad, quite changed under the soothing effects of the sweet tones of the ladies' voices with the supporting melody of the piano. The change in expression reminded one of a gleam of sunshine from behind a dark cloud. Doctor MCKENZIE is to be congratulated for inaugurating a course of these and other entertainments for the inmates of the Asylum, thus following out the practice in other and larger similar institutions. The benefits resulting to the patients from such kind and sympathetic treatment cannot be over-estimated.
Mar 5, 1892Ministering to Minds Diseased (Part 2)The concert was gotten up at the request of Doctor MCKENZIE, by Mrs. WARREN and Mrs. MARCH. The following is the programme: Piano solo - Miss HARVEY; Song Miss WARREN, song - Miss PATERSON, song - Mrs. MARCH, violin solo- Mr. RENNIE; Song - Miss MURPHY, Piano solo - Miss HARVEY, Song - Miss FOX, Song - Miss RENDELL, Song - Mrs. WARREN, Violin solo - Mr. RENNIE. Finally the National Anthem was sung, the patients joining in, if not with much harmony, at least with evident enjoyment. Dr. MCKENZIE then made a few simple, telling remarks to the patients, asking them if they had enjoyed the music and calling on them to thank the ladies for so kindly entertaining them; this they did by acclamation. The doctor congratulated them on their good behaviour, and promised them many more such treats in the future. The patients seem well disciplined and under perfect control. Their behaviour during the performance was quiet and orderly. On passing out, the performers were greeted by several of the inmates. One old lady, in particular, wearing a fantastic bellowered bonnet. She was profuse in her thanks and blessings. She greeted Mr. RENNIE with the remark "Good luck to you, sir. You're a great hand to play the fiddle." Miss SCOTT then hospitably entertained her guests until the arrival of the sleighs, when the party returned to town; let us hope feeling happier for having assisted in casting one ray of light over the night of "minds diseased". Let us sincerely hope that the doctor will meet with every support and encouragement in his good work in the future. I am dear sir, One of the Majority
Mar 5, 1892Census returns (Part 1)The returns of the Census taken in this colony last fall have not yet been officially published, but from the figures that have appeared in public print, the population is put down at 202,000, being an increase of only 4,665 in the last seven years. In several districts there has been a decrease in the population, notably, St. John's East and West, where in the former there is a decrease of 1,018 and in the latter 1,017. In the districts of St. Barbe, Brigus, Harbor Grace, Carbonear, and some others there has also been a slight decrease. The St. John's correspondent of the Montreal Gazette, furnishes that paper some statistics in reference to the census returns which also have been published in the Daily Colonist of February 10th, in which the writer, speaking of the decrease in various districts, says that "the greatest decrease has been in the district of Twillingate." In 1884 he says that the population was 20,289 and in 1891, 17,718, showing a decrease of 3,571. These figures are incorrect and very misleading. The correspondent of the Montreal Gazette must have combined the total population of Twillingate and Fogo districts; for in 1884 the former had a population of 14,058 and the latter 6,284, making a grand total of 20,312. In 1881 the population of Twillingate district, denominationally, stood as follows: Church of England - 3840; Church of Rome - 1,858; Methodist - 8,220; Presbyterians - 43; Congregationalists - 85; Reformed Church 3, Baptists and others - 9; making a total of 14058. In 1891, we find the following result, although as we said before the returns are not yet complete and there may be a difference of several in the figures of either of the denominations before they are officially published:
Mar 5, 1892Census returns (Part 2)Church of England - 3,912; Church of Rome - 2,453; Methodist - 9,618; Presbyterians - 58; Congregationalists - 78; Reformed Church - 1, Baptists and others 15; Salvation Army - 583; giving a total of 16,718, which is an increase of 2,660 for our district during the last seven years The increase all over the colony during that period is said to be only 4,685, so that more than half the increase to the whole population has taken place in our own district. The increase for the seven years is put down at 2.36 per cent, which is exceedingly low indeed, and it is to be regretted that the result of the late census returns reveals such a lamentable condition of affairs, which may be attributed to the tide of emigration, that has been streaming from our shores during the past seven or eight years. During that period the fisheries have been very poor and the country has had to pass through years of unusual depression, and as a consequence, hundreds of our fishermen who found it impossible to maintain themselves and families, out of the small earnings obtained from prosecuting the fisheries, have sought new homes in other lands. The exit during the past twelve or fifteen months, however, has been very small, compared with the four or five years previously, and with the return of good fisheries such as we have been favored with the last two years, it is to be hoped that prosperity will once more abound throughout the land and that there will be no occasion for our people to emigrate to other countries for the purpose of earning a livelihood. The returns of the enumerates for the respective electoral districts are as follows: St Barbe - 6, 690; Twillingate - 16, 718; Bonavista - 17,051; Trinity - 18,871; Bay de Verde - 9,708; Harbor Grace - 13,881; Brigus and Port de Grave - 8,026; Carbonear - 5,765; Harbor Main - 9,189; St. John's Est - 20,745; St. John's West - 14,251; Ferryland - 5,853; Placentia and St. Mary's - 12,801; Burin - 9,058; Burgeo and LaPoile - 6,471; Fortune Bay - 7,671; St. George's Bay - 6,632; Labrador (estimated) - 4,118 Total - 202,000
Mar 5, 1892AdvertisementEstate of W.W. & Co. Clearance Sale - Will commence on Tuesday next, when Stock will be offered at great reduction for cash until clearance is effected. Come Early!
Mar 5, 1892AdvertisementJewellery made and repaired. Wedding rings made to order. Watches repaired by experienced European workmen at J.T. LAMB's, Little Bay.
Mar 5, 1892Friday's BayMethodist Missionary Meeting - Three years ago the above event was added to our yearly recurring programming of celebrations, the meetings of that and last year being successful, and so after the usual meetings were over here, the query went around "who's going to Friday's Bay this year?" Ash Wednesday the question was answered, and under fairly favorable circumstances of travelling, weather, &c., the following party left for the drive up the Bay over the ice about the middle of the day. Revds. HILL, KELLY, PECK, Mrs. HILL, Mrs. A. LINFIELD, Misses HUDDER and SMITH, Messrs. A. LINFIELD, R. ROBERTS, DWYER and W.J. SCOTT. Several others intended going but could not obtain horses. The drive was enjoyable, the crossing of rents in the ice and one or two little events such as " a break downs", yes and nearly a "break through" as well, only adding a little excitement to the journey. Our friend Mr. PECK never drove over the sea before and probably some of our conveyances were rather suggestive to him, of what we won't say. However, we arrived at the nice school room all well and soon the ladies displayed the contents of the boxes, &c. and by the time the brethren had looked well after the horses, a nice spread of good things for the inner man, and woman too, met the eye, and it is needless to say, justice was done to this part of the programme. About 7 o'clock the room was filled by a solid looking audience, and under the chairmanship of Mr. LINFIELD all went well. Singing, Prayer, Scripture, Report, &c., being heartily entered into, the speakers in order were Mr. SCOTT, Revds. PECK, HILL, KELLY and short review of the past by two venerable brethren. A. YOUNG and Geo. SAMPSON, all of which was well timed and made good impression (we think the Clergy excelled their Twillingate efforts). A duet was rendered by Misses SMITH and HUDDER and too well, after which the collection was taken up, and showed a decided advance on last year, being about twenty-three dollars, and we note that one visitor who was there last year gave four dollars, and he was not there to count this year. After refreshments and little chats with the people, who were all evidently well pleased, we started on return drive, arriving home in the small hours, and glad to retire from the activities of life, and maybe, dream we were returned Missionary excursionists, or tourists.

March 12, 1892  Tarriff With Canada  Messrs. Stewart MUNN & Co., of Montreal, have issued a stirring circular to the Millers' Association of Canada, in which they strongly urge the necessity for such pressure on the Ottawa Government, as shall compel a settlement of the tariff difficulty with Newfoundland. The colony imports from Canada, between 300,000 and 350,000 barrels of flour annually, and Messrs. MUNN, shrewd businessmen that they are, want to intercept this large volume of trade on its passage to the United States. However, it rests with the Dominion authorities as to whether their millers shall retain the flour business with Newfoundland or lose it. It is immaterial to this colony, as we can buy on just as good terms in the United States as in Canada.
March 12, 1892  Highliner  The Newfoundland Bank fishing fleet in 1891, numbered 271 vessels; 15,212 tons; the number of men employed was 3,719; the quantity of fish taken was 147,948. The average catch per schooner was 530 qtls. and the average catch per man was 40 qtls. It may be added that the vessel which brought in the largest catch for the season was Messrs. John MUNN & Co.'s schooner Mary M., Capt. NEIL, her total being 2,350 quintals.
March 12, 1892  Herring Packing (Part 1)  Twillingate, March 9th, 1892. To the Editor Twillingate Sun: Dear Sir, - As it appears that the time has come when a long over-looked industry may be developed to the great advantage of all classes of the district, viz.: the Friday's Bay Herring Fishery, any hints or suggestions as to cure, or ideas that may enhance the value of the produce, will no doubt be gladly taken up by our people engaged in what we hope, may in some measure solve the problem, "What can I do to earn something for my family in the winter season?" I therefore ask you to find space for the following extracts on the subject of the herring industry, culled from late St. John's papers: - "Our herring fishery is a vast heritage, which at present is being sinfully thrown away. What ought to be one of our chief articles of export, and would if properly handled reach in value that of the codfishery, is totally neglected. "We have been told the same old story over and over again, that there are hundreds of men in Newfoundland who can put up herring as well as Mr. NEILSON or "could instruct Mr. NEILSON in the matter." If such is the case, why in the name of common sense do they not do it. Why is it, that of the hundreds of barrels that are brought to the market, you cannot find one barrel properly cured or packed? ... We are a firm believer in imparting knowledge to our fishermen, the knowledge of how other fishing countries successfully put up their fish. We believe in true progress, we travel in the same old rut, which our forefathers travelled for years. 
March 12, 1892  Herring Packing (Part 2)  No change has occurred in our mode of curing or packing up codfish for market. In fact we have retrograded; the fish is not made as well as it was forty years ago, and it does not give one more cent in value than then. Our herring business is conducted on the same principle. Fishermen catch them, salt and pack them at leisure, leave them in bins or barrels without any pickle, and when it is time to ship them to St. John's, put a little pickle on them. "Ordinary barrels, with the old-fashioned wooden hoops, have been used during the past, and such barrels can be made air tight, and will stay so as long as they are left on a wharf, but the experience of shippers is that they do not, keep tight when stowed in cargo, and consignees complain that no such defective packages come to them from anywhere else. If we wish to be successful in placing in the markets a good article of herring, it must be put up in packages that can stand pressure, heat, and rough handling. Every one is aware, who has to do with the herring trade, that the fir herring barrels such as are ordinarily made here, are too thin in the stave to stand pressure, that the wooden hoops if exposed to any extra heat, or have to lay in store any length of time, get loose and are more easily knocked off than iron hoops would be. 
March 12, 1892  Herring Packing (Part 3)  The Scotch and Norwegian herring are put up in hard wood barrels, iron bound, and when they arrive at market, they have all the pickle that was put in them when packed. Our herring invariably arrive at their destination with the barrels leaky, and hoops off, and very often rusty for want of pickle. “Our local newspapers have, time and again, dealt with the subject for the past forty years or more, and it is not less than sixteen years ago since an attempt was made, by some of our merchants, to develop the herring trade of Fortune Bay, but the fact that the herrings were not properly cured, because the people did not understand the business, caused a loss, and the enterprise was abandoned. If the fishermen once understood how to cure them, he would in a short time be independent, and a cash customer of the merchant. At present he is not able to do so, because he cannot put up a marketable article. Our aim is to endeavor to have placed within the reach of every fisherman, that desideratum, to impart to him that knowledge which the Scotch and Norwegians have, and by which they obtain for their herring three or four times what we do." The matter of hard wood and ironbound barrels is well worthy of note. Birch abounds in our Bays, iron is cheap, and we believe our men can make their own barrels if only encouraged, however, let us foster this branch of our commerce, and try in the best way possible to utilise the valuable article of food placed so near our own doors, by a kind Providence, so that what in the past has largely gone to the pigs, may find its way to the tables of our customers in other markets. Yours, &c., NATIVE.
March 12, 1892  Seal Fishery  The following are the names of steamers which will prosecute the seal fishery this Spring: [Information is presented in the following order: Steamers, Owners, Captains.] Aurora, W. Stephen & Co., MCKAY; Terra Nova, W. Stephen & Co., C. DAWE; Esquimaux, D.S. & W. Co., PHILLIPS; Eclipse, D.S. & W. Co., GUY; Iceland, Munn, WINSOR; Greenland, Munn, H. DAWE; Vanguard, Munn, GOSS; Mastiff, Munn, CURTIS; Leopard, Thorburn & Tessler, FOWLOW; Wolf, Thorburn & Tessler, KEAN; Labrador, Thorburn & Tessler, HANN; Kite, Bowring Bros., W. KNEE; Falcon, Bowring Bros., J. KNEE; Eagle, Bowring Bros., JACKMAN; Diana, Job Bros., BARBOUR; Neptune, Job Bros., BLANDFORD; Nimrod, Job Bros., H. BARTLETT; Panther, Baine Johnson & Co., JOY; Hope, Baine Johnson & Co., W. BARTLETT; Ranger, Stewart, BRAGG. Four schooners cleared from this port for the seal fishery this spring and sailed from Pierce's Harbour March 1st, three supplied from the firm of E. Duder, Esq., and one by R. Hodge, Esq. The mail from Tilt Cove and intermediate places arrived here Wednesday evening by correspondence received we learn that a good many old seals has been killed by gunsmen around the bay as far as Shoe Cove.
March 12, 1892  Fish Prices  The only change to note in the market for salted fish is the increased firmness which prevails on all lines. We quote prices from first hands as follows: Large pickled bank codfish, $6.62 1/2 to $6.75 per qtl., medium $4.75 per qtl.; a few George's codfish here for which $7.50 per qtl is asked; large shore codfish, $7.20 per qtl.; medium $5.50 per qtl.; hake, $2.75 to 3 per qtl.; haddock, $3.75 to 4 per qtl.; slack salted pollock, $3.50 to 3.75 per qtl.; salt pollock, $2.75 to 3 per qtl.; pickled pollock, $5 per brl.; pickled haddock, $3.50 per brl.; cusk, $5.50 per qtl.; medium box herring, 12c. per box; No. 1's, 10c. per box; Eastport bloaters, 75c. per box; Norway bloaters, $1.25 per box; Labrador herring, $6 per brl.; Halifax salmon, pickled, $14 per brl. - Telegram, Feb. 8.
March 12, 1892  Appointments  His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint John R. MCCOWEN, to be a Justice of the Peace for the Island of Newfoundland; also, Cecil H. BOWEN, Esq., (Pilley's Island), and Timothy CONNORS, Esq., (Cottel's Island), to be Justices of the Peace for the Northern district.
March 12, 1892  Church of England Meetings  Missionary meetings in connection with the Church of England has been held this week, commencing here on Tuesday evening, when quite a successful meeting was held at St. Peter's Church, the speakers on that occasion were Rev. C. WHITE of Fogo and Rev. G. CHAMBERLAIN of Herring Neck who left on Wednesday morning accompanied by Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., who intended going to Fogo and adjacent places, a full account of the various meetings will appear in a subsequent issue.
March 12, 1892  Death  At Hall's Bay, on the 22nd ult., after a lingering illness, Andrew JOE, aged 51 years. The deceased was well and favorably known.
March 12, 1892  Advertisement  For Sale, At Little Bay Bight, "Mines" a dwelling house with shop, suitable for doing a small business, also the ground measuring 108 feet frontage, and 150 rearage. For particulars apply to R.J. MCGRATH, Tailor, Tilt Cove.

March 19, 1892  Yellow Fever  How Capt. JOLIFFE cured Yellow Fever. The brigantine Viola, Capt. JOLIFFE, which arrived here yesterday to Messrs. A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, after a passage of fifty-two days from Rio Janeiro [sic], had a visitation of yellow fever on board after leaving that port, which occurred on Christmas Eve. Captain JOLIFFE took the precaution to have a private physician examine the men. Had he called on the hospital doctor, the vessel would have quarantined for 21 days, and the sick men confined to hospital. Ascertaining from the physician the mode of treatment, he put to sea and followed the course of prescription, and in less than a week the three sailors had recovered, and were soon able to resume duty. He tried to call at Pernambuco, but intelligence of the crew's state of health had preceded him and, to avoid being quarantined, he was obliged to resume his voyage North. The Viola was chartered by a Pespebiac firm to convey a cargo of fish from that place to Rio de Janeiro, and returned in ballast. Capt. JOLIFFE states that at Santos, where the epidemic raged with violence, seventeen Captains had succumbed to the disease, and the crews of three ships had been sent to the Bar-Hospital. - Telegram, Feb. 19
March 19, 1892  Double Drowning  A fatal accident, on Monday last, occurred in Placentia Bay, by which two young men named MURPHY, aged 22 and 24 years, lost their lives. They were coming across Mussel Harbor Arm with a boatload of wood, when a squall filled the sail, and she turned over, and they were drowned. There is a depth of water at the place of twenty-two fathoms, and so far as is yet known, the bodies have not been recovered. - H.G. Standard, Feb. 26.
March 19, 1892  Fatal Shooting  A young man named ANDERSON was accidentally shot yesterday at Arnold's Cove. It seems that he was dragging his gun after him in the woods, and that the trigger caught and discharged the load, which entered him under his armpit. He was brought by boat to Placentia at daylight this morning, and had to stay in her until 8 o'clock, awaiting the arrival and assistance of the doctor; and when he was being lifted out, he died from loss of blood. - Telegram, Feb. 15.
March 19, 1892  Painful Accident  We are sorry to learn that Mr. Robert LINFIELD, son of Mr. John LINFIELD of Jenkins Cove, met with a painful accident on the morning of the 15th inst. While on his way to Crow Head, and when passing the hospital, he slipped and in doing so, fractured the lower part of his left leg a few inches above the ankle joint. It was only a few years since, that a similar accident befel his right leg. He is under the treatment of Dr. STAFFORD and is doing very well. We fully sympathize with Mr. LINFIELD and trust that his confinement to the house will prove of short duration.
March 19, 1892  Dies While Being Photographed  An elderly lady named WINSOR, of Carbonear, received a paralytic stroke yesterday afternoon in Harbour Grace, while being photographed by Mr. PARSONS of that place. She was immediately taken from the studio to Mr. PARSONS’ residence, adjoining, and kindly attended to, but without avail. The poor woman died a few hours afterward, at 7 o'clock. She was probably nervous when her picture was being taken. Suspense tells upon old age. - Telegram, Feb. 24.
March 19, 1892  Disaster in Trinity Bay (Part 1)  Messages to the Hon. Colonial Secretary confirm the disastrous tidings conveyed in our Heart's Content message, of the casting away of the sealing crews from the North side of Trinity Bay. The first intimation came to him at ten o'clock last night from Captain NOBLE, who informed him that he had received a message through the railway officer, stating that the Rev. Thomas ATKINSON had returned from Heart's Delight to Heart's Content, and had reported a list of five boats' crews of seventeen persons, landed there (Heart's Delight), who had been driven out of English Harbour. They were badly frost-bitten, and they reported two hundred men as being out in the bay all night, having been driven off the North side of the bay, and that another boat was seen off Heart's Delight. Immediately on hearing this, the Colonial Secretary dispatched a message to the Government Superintendent of Telegraphs, to get communication open will all points from Trinity to Heart's Content at once, and he telegraphed Mr. AUSTIN at Heart's Content, that two hundred men had been reported as having been driven off on the ice from the North side of the bay, and to telegraph full particulars after he had seen the Rev. Mr. ATKINSON, informing him (Hon. Colonial Secretary) of the state of the ice in the bay, and whether it was possible for a steamer to proceed there. 
March 19, 1892  Disaster in Trinity Bay (Part 2)  An hour and a half later he received a message from Rev. Mr. ATKINSON, giving full particulars, and stating that seventeen men had been landed at Tickle Harbor point; that they had made use of the seals for food while adrift, and had broken up their punts to make a fire. A message had also been received at eleven o'clock last night, by the Colonial Secretary, from Dr. ANDERSON of Heart's Content, stating that he had been called to see twenty-four Trinity men who had just landed at Heart's Delight. This morning the Colonial Secretary received a message from Dr. AUSTIN of Heart's Content in reply his of last evening, confirming Doctor ANDERSON'S message that twenty-four men had been landed at Heart's Delight; that no other boat's crew were visible from the point; that the Bay was clear of ice from Heart's Delight to Heart's Content; but was blocked from the latter point out. A schooner was observed from Heart's Content, under sail out in the bay, probably searching for the missing men. A message received by the Colonial Secretary from the Magistrate states that the dead bodies of twelve men were landed there from a schooner. The Hon. Colonial Secretary at once entered into negotiations with the owners of the schooner D.P. Ingraham, for the despatch [sic] of that steamer to the rescue of the castaway men, but owing to the ice, he was informed that the steamer could not undertake the work; whereupon he promptly endeavored to have the sealing steamer Labrador go upon the service, and by this time that ship is no doubt, on her errand of mercy, and if she is not it is not his fault. The fact that the outport telegraph offices were shut out of communication Saturday night, prevented the intelligence being sent here immediately following the fatal event, and the despatch [sic] of assistance yesterday. - Evening Telegram, February 29.
March 19, 1892  Disaster in Trinity Bay (Part 3)  Special to the Evening Herald - Trinity, Feb. 29 - The sudden fierce North wind and intense frost of Saturday, caused an awful calamity hereabouts. The morning being calm and mild, many men went out seal hunting. The following is the account of deaths and missing: English Harbor - five men dead; missing unknown. A telegram was received from Heart's Content this forenoon, stating that twenty-four men harbored near there. Thirty were missing before this. Salmon Cove - two dead and seven missing. Ship Cove - four dead five missing. Trinity West - three missing. Most of the Trinity men made Trouty early, and injuries only temporary. Two English Harbor boats ran for Old Perlican; safe also. Of those who went in direction of Heart's Content, MOODY's boat made Deer Harbor; three brothers MOODY, safe; fourth man, PENNEY, died. James PENEY, Tobias PENNEY, Martin BISTON, William BARNES, Edward POTTLE, English Harbor; John PENNEY, Charles DAY, Salmon Cove; Robert BANNISTER, Sr., and son Charles, William SHOCKLEY, Isaac J. BUTLER, Ship Cove, dead. BISTON, SHOCKLEY, BANNISTER and son, died soon after landing. POTTLE, BARNES, and John PENNEY died in their boats up the bay. Schr. Roseclair, FOWLOW master, left yesterday morning in search of missing men. She has not yet returned.
March 19, 1892  Herring  We are informed that there has been three thousand barrels of herring caught this winter under the ice at Friday's Bay, which is of great benefit to the people of that locality.
March 19, 1892  Narrow Escapes  Although the ice has not been very strong connecting the surrounding settlements many ventures have been made over it, and several persons have fallen through, and very narrowly escaped drowning.
March 19, 1892  Salvation Army  The Salvation Army intend holding a special service to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, when a vision which appeared to the General, a short time since will be read by Capt. TILLEY. Admission 5 cents.
March 19, 1892  Seal Fishery  The sealing season is rapidly slipping by, and so far no young seals have been captured by landsmen, but the last two or three days a good many old seals have been killed by those who have ventured off in boats.
March 19, 1892  Mail Deliveries  The Exploits Mail couriers left on Wednesday morning for mails for the North, but owing to the ice being so feeble they were prevented from getting any farther than Samson's Island, and returned here Thursday evening, and left again this morning to try and reach it by boat.

March 26, 1892  Drowning  We regret to announce a death and a very lamentable accident, which proved fatal in one instance and was nearly doing so in the other, off Fox Head Cove Point, Change Islands, on the evening of Monday the 14th inst. The particulars, so far as in the main they have been gathered, are these: - On the evening of the above named day, two young men, Henry Charles HOFFE and Allan HOFFE, cousins, went out skating on the ice in the cove off their dwellings. Unfortunately they made for a spot which only the day before was open water, and which was then covered with a thin coating of ice, when in the middle of it, Henry Charles realized his danger, and instead of pushing ever the comparatively short distance that intervened between him and the safe ice, turned to retrace his way, at this critical moment he was joined by his companion, and under the additional weight the ice gave way, and both young men were immersed in the water. Allan was speedily rescued from his perilous position, by Thomas TORRAVILLE, who witnessed the mishap, and promptly rendered assistance. Henry Charles, unfortunately, sunk to rise no more. His body was shortly afterwards recovered, and although no means were left untried, the vital spark could not be restored. The interment of the body took place in the C.E. Cemetery, and was conducted by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, who gave a suitable discourse upon the solemn and sad event.
March 26, 1892  Birth  At Change Islands, February 21st, the wife of Eli HOFFE, of a daughter.
March 26, 1892  Birth  At the same place [Change Islands], March 15th, the wife of F.C. EARLE, Esq., of a son.
March 26, 1892  Married  Married On March 17th, at the Church of St. James, Change Islands, by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, incumbent; George GATEHOUSE to Fanny GILLINGHAM.
March 26, 1892  Death  Died On March 12th, at Cole Hall, William HEAD, resident of Joe Batt's Arm, aged 82 years.
March 26, 1892  Death  Died On March 14th, at Fox Head Point, Change Islands, by drowning whilst skating, Charles Henry, aged 21 years, eldest son of Eli and Eliza HOFFE.
March 26, 1892  Seals  A large take of Gulf seals in nets and weirs, is reported on the Canadian Labrador. One party had 2000 and others secured enough to make a total of 4,500.
March 26, 1892  Price of American Fish  The price of fish still holds its own in the United States. Writing us on the 19th, our Boston correspondent, Mr. STOWE, says: - "Extra Georges codfish in Gloucester finds a ready sale at $9 a quintal, and I am told that Newfoundland best can be cured to sell at the same figure." - Telegram, Feb. 27.
March 26, 1892  Electricity in Mines  In a paper read before a body of Engineers in Scotland a few weeks ago, Mr. Ernest SCOTT stated that about 50 mines in the United Kingdom are already supplied with electricity, and he considered that a small revolution is likely to be effected in the mining industry by the new methods. Mines which have been unprofitable owing to their depth, or the great distance of the working face from the pithead, may now be worked successfully. The advantages claimed for electric over steam, compressed air and hydraulic power are: the greater efficiency of transmission of the power over such distances as half a mile or more, the greater case of manipulating and keeping in order small copper wires, as compared with piping, and the facility with which machines may be moved occasionally as the changes in the place of working make necessary.
March 26, 1892  Sardines  There has for some time existed a trade at Stettin, the smaller description of Norwegian and Swedish herrings, which might possibly prove an advantageous addition to the present British business. The herrings (says the British Consul) sent here for the following purpose, being below the official standard of size required for branding by the Fishery Board for Scotland, viz., 9 1/4 inches. These herrings are styled cut herrings, having the head and breast cut off as far as the abdominal cavity, the viscera removed, and are cured in the customary manner. Double as many as usual are packed in the ordinary Scotch herring barrel, the top tier being turned with their backs up in order to preserve the fish from injury by contact with the barrel-head. These herrings are sent principally to Vienna, where they are converted into Russian sardines, being largely consumed and exported as such. - St. John's Patriot.
March 26, 1892  Sealing Report  St. John's, March 25. - The following steamers have arrived here from the seal fishery; Labrador, 18,000; Ranger, 28,000; Diana, 28,000; Wolf, 27,000; Esquimaux, 20,000; and Leopard, 14,000. The Iceland arrived at Harbor Grace with 24,000. The first three arrived on Wednesday morning, having struck the seals on the 12th of March, N.E. of Fogo Islands. The following steamers were reported: Eagle, 25,000; Hope, 9,000; Terra Nova, 5,000; Neptune, 3,000; the Aurora, Greenland, Vanguard and Falcon are clean. Five dollars and sixty cents per cwt. is given for young harps, and five dollars for other qualities. The steamers that have arrived will make another trip.
March 26, 1892  Demand for Codfish  Within the last two years there has been a considerably increased demand for British Labrador codfish; and if our fishermen in Newfoundland (says the British Counsel at Malaga) would be more careful in the curing of the shore fish, they would easily succeed in securing many of the shipping orders which are now sent to Norway. It is expected that the inqury [sic] for British codfish will be unusually important during the early months of the coming season
March 26, 1892  Advertisement  I hereby give notice that I will not be accountable for any debts contracted on my account, except those I may contract in person or by written order, signed by me, Charles MAYNE. Twillingate, March 5th, 1892.
April 2, 1892 Herring Fishery We are informed on excellent authority that the large sum of $70,000 (seventy thousand dollars), has been spent this season in Fortune Bay, by Americans engaged in the herring industry. No wonder the people of that important district are anxious for the ratification of the Bond-Blaine Treaty!
April 2, 1892 An Incident of the Trinity Calamity A Greenspond man, who had been sick in the Hospital most of the winter, took a passage for home on the S.S. Labrador. She being unable to arrive at her destination by reason of the heavy ice encountered, turned her prow from it. On Saturday morning she ran close alongside one of the Trinity Bay sealing boats, between four and five miles off Salmon Cove. The skipper's name was NURSE. The passenger elected to be put on board of NURSE's boat, in preference to again coming to St. John's, intending to work his way thence to Greenspond. One of the boat's crew asked Capt. HANN for a berth, and was given one. The Captain steamed away not thinking of danger. He, however, kept the boat in sight as long as possible and saw no signal whatever. Although the Captain thinks the boat got ashore, fears are entertained for her safety. Only by the light of subsequent events, can it be seen how wise it would have been, to take that crew on board the steamer. - Evening Telegram.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 1) The terrible calamity which happened to Trinity and neighboring settlements on the 27th ult., and which has already been chronicled in our columns, is one of the saddest that has ever happened in the colony, and indeed the worse that has visited that section of it, since the loss of the steamer Lion some ten or eleven years ago, when all on board that unfortunate ship met with a watery grave. The morning of the day on which these hardy toilers of the sea ventured off in their boats, in quest of seals - a good many having been received by some boats the previous day - was exceedingly fine, and over two hundred men from Trinity and vicinity were induced to leave their homes and loved ones, to engage in this hazardous undertaking, little thinking at the time, that they would never return to them again. The storm came on about midday and was one of the severest, as regards wind and sea, frost and snow, that bas been known for many years.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 2) A good many of the boats got back to Trinity or within a few miles of it, and some bore up for the North side of the Bay reaching Old Perlican, Heart's Delight and other places, and all managed to reach land with the exception of four boats' crews, numbering twelve in all, who have not since been heard from. Some of the men who reached land were so badly frost-bitten and exhausted, that six of them died when but a few yards from their homes, and others died before getting to land at all. The boats that have not been heard from at all, were the ones that were seen furthest off, just as the storm came on, by some of the other boats that got in, and the opinion of many is, that they were swamped shortly after the storm arose, as the wind increased to almost a hurricane, accompanied with a tremendous sea. Even if this was not the case, the frost was so intense, that being exposed thereto, it would have been impossible for them to survive through the night.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 3) The telegraph offices being closed on Sunday, news of the heartrending event did not reach St. John's until Monday, and then not directly from Trinity, but via Heart's Content, and immediately the lamentable intelligence was received by the Government, steps were taken to ascertain the particulars, and to send a steamer and search parties to look for the missing ones which was done without avail. Through this mysterious visitation of Providence, quite a number of widows and orphan children have been thrown upon the tender mercies of the charitably disposed, and it is pleasing to know that the greatest sympathy prevails for the bereaved families, some of whom were left entirely destitute of the bare necessaries of life. This was shown in a most practical and tangible manner, not only in St. John's and other places in this colony, but from England and other foreign countries, as the extracts in our columns from late local papers will show.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 4) The greatest gloom was cast over Trinity, and we may say the whole colony, by the melancholy loss of life, and suffering which the eventful storm of the 27th ult. brought about. As we said before, much sympathy was manifested in all quarters, and when the House of Assembly met the first day after the painful news was received, it was adjourned for three days out of respect for the feelings of the bereaved people of Trinity, and as every district of the island is represented in the popular branch of the Legislature, it was an evidence of the whole colony’s sympathy. The Hon. Colonial Secretary (Mr. BOND) moved the adjournment of the House, and in doing so, referred to the sad calamity in a very touching and sympathetic manner, and we have much pleasure in appending the remarks made by him on that occasion.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 5) Monday, Feb. 29 - The House opened at 4 o'clock. The Hon. Colonial Secretary - Before proceeding to the order of business, it was his sad duty to intimate to the House, that the Government were in receipt of information from the district of Trinity Bay, of the occurrence of one of the saddest calamities that have befallen that community for a very long period. It is to the effect that some twelve men have been brought into Trinity harbor, dead; that twenty four have reached Heart's Delight in a deplorable condition from exposure and suffering; and that seventeen others were found at Tickle Harbor Point, in a similar condition. It is supposed that altogether, two hundred persons were exposed to the inclemency of the weather on Saturday and Sunday nights, and it is with the greatest fear and the deepest anxiety, that the Government look to the result of future tidings respecting the fate of those still missing. He could hardly give adequate expression to his feelings of mingled sorrow and alarm.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 6) Representing, as he did, the people of the afflicted district, and knowing many, if not all, of the unfortunate men, he was stunned by the great and sudden blow that had fallen, and was deprived of the power of expressing the sentiments he really felt. Nothing had been left undone by the Government to ascertain the fullest details of the disaster. He, hon. Colonial Secretary, telegraphed to all the stations in Trinity Bay - he did so immediately on hearing the first intelligence of the terrible event - and took immediate steps to engage the services of a steamer, and send assistance to rescue the missing crews. He succeeded, after some little delay, which was unavoidable, in negotiating with the owners of steamers, in dispatching the steamer Labrador to the scene of the disaster with a Medical Officer on board. The Captain had been commissioned to search the district and bay for those still missing, and any further information received will be placed in the hands of honourable gentlemen, if applied for, and be communicated to the local press.
April 2, 1892 The Trinity Disaster (Part 7) He was directed by His Excellency the Governor, to convey to the House His Excellency's condolences on this calamitous event, and his sympathy with the stricken people. His Excellency had also intimated that, if it was deemed desirable, to open a subscription list for the benefit of the relatives of the deceased, he would be pleased to head the list with a substantial amount. He (C.S.) was sure that the House would cordially appreciate the warm sympathy and spontaneous generosity of His Excellency, and he felt certain that all hon. gentlemen would heartily respond to any appeal that might be made, on behalf of the relatives of those who had been so suddenly taken from their midst. He warmly joined in the proposal, that a subscription list be opened for the benefit of the sufferers. These men belonged to the class to whom we all owed so much, and upon whose efforts the country is so largely dependent, that he would ask the House to manifest its sympathy with the people of Trinity Bay, in the heavy anguish of the present hour, by adjourning over until Thursday next.
April 2, 1892 A Foxy Firing Fellow (Part 1) Tilt Cove, March 7th - To the Editor, Twillingate Sun - Dear Sir, - A disgraceful scene took place here on Feb. 27th, in which a person calling himself a man, discharged one of his females servants in a ridiculous manner. The girl was engaged in England last November, to come to Tilt Cove, Newfoundland, as Nurse, and if liking the place, to remain until spring, however, the girl did not like the place (Tilt Cove) and wished to be sent home in the middle of December. She was persuaded by her employer to remain till spring, which she consented, as she had no means to pay her way home. In February, the girl was accused of neglecting one of the children, and letting it fall, causing a small lump on top of its head. The Nurse denies this, and says she never let the boy fall, although, strange as it may seem, she was often seen bringing two children of the Masters, around the lake at one time, and I must say it was no ways handy, to carry two children around Tilt Cove, with sloppy walking and sulphur smoke.
April 2, 1892 A Foxy Firing Fellow (Part 2) As the Master came home on that day, Feb. 27th, he ordered the girl from the house immediately, or he would put her in a place in which he could find her at any moment, (of course he meant the Court House cell.) The Nurse left, and as two young men from England, who were working here, went for her box that night, this man came out with a loaded rifle and fired at them, one of them dropping with fright, as this employer’s wife said, “Now you put the finishing stroke to the whole of it, and you will be arrested.” The Nurse have made a statement before Sergeant LACEY, and it is sent to W.H. EATON, J.P., Nipper’s Harbor, on account of L.M. GILL, J.P., being sick. He will of course, issue a summons for this man, and also the young men are getting a summons for his firing the gun. We hope Mr. EATON will do his duty in this matter, and bring this foxy firing fellow to his senses, and it will be an example of all others (if there are any) who will bring a girl across the Atlantic, and then, without any reason, throw them on Newfoundlanders for support, like this poor girl is, without money or friends to comfort her. I will give you full particulars of the trial later on. Yours, &c. R.M.
April 2, 1892 Marriage Married at Melrove, Mass. on the 6th ult., by the Rev. C.E. DAVIS, Pastor of the M.E. Church, Charles W. HAWKINS of Twillingate, to Harriet WHITE of Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay.
April 2, 1892 Death On the 17th inst., of lock-jaw, Albert, son of Henry and Alice HAWKINS, aged 18 years.
April 2, 1892 Death On the 7th inst., at Change Islands, Edward SAUNDERS, aged 75 years.
April 2, 1892 Advertisement Wanted To hire, a Schooner of 30 tons, or thereabouts, for the season commencing 10th of May, 1892. Information given at Sun office.
April 2, 1892 Advertisement For Sale At Little Bay Bight, "Mines" a dwelling house with shop, suitable for doing a small business, also the ground measuring 108 frontage, and 159 rearage. For particulars apply to R.J. MCGRATH, Tailor, Tilt Cove.
April 2, 1892 Advertisement Notre Dame Jewellery Store. Jewellery made and repaired. Wedding rings made to order. Watches repaired by experienced European workmen at J.T. Lamb’s, Little Bay.
April 2, 1892 Advertisement Wanted To Purchase. In the early spring, a few thousand good Whitings. Harvey & Co.
April 2, 1892 Advertisement For Sale. Bay Mare in foal; warranted quiet and fast. Also: 1 Cart Harness; 1 Carriage Harness; 1 Side Sleigh. Apply to: J.T. CROUCHER, Fogo.
April 2, 1892 Shipping News Port of Twillingate. April 22, “Mabel,” COUCH, St. John’s, 150 tons salt, provisions &c., J.B. Tobin. During the last few days, three schooners left this port on a trading venture for the North, two from the firm of E. Duder, and one for J.B. Tobin.
April 2, 1892 Close Time For Fish For Salmon - from the 11 Sept to the 13 April in each year, both days inclusive. For lobsters - from the 5 Aug to the 1 Apr in any year, for the purpose of being canned. For trout, landlocked salmon, or any freshwater fish in any lake, river or stream, from the 15 Sep to 1 Dec in each year. Any person acting in contravention of the provisions of these Acts, shall incur the penalties of the law in such cases. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate.
April 2, 1892 Two Boys Dead Intelligence of a very sad accident reaches us from Carbonear. Two promising boys named BUTT and HOWELL left their homes yesterday for the purpose of snaring rabbits. They did not return in the evening, and a party started in search of them. This morning their dead bodies were found in a pond not far from their homes. Telegram, March 8.
April 2, 1892 Miss STIRLING It will greatly interest the readers of the Sun to hear that Miss Georgenia STIRLING, youngest daughter of the late Dr. STIRLING, is making rapid progress in the musical world. She possesses a magnificent voice of rare quality, power and longness, and it is predicted a very brilliant future lies before her. Miss G. STIRLING is at present studying with Madame MARCHEIE, the finest teacher of singing in Europe, and it is expected she will make her second appearance in the Operatic World in the course of a few months.
April 2, 1892 Trinity Bay Disaster The sad calamity in Trinity Bay furnishes many heartrending incidents. Here are two: An old and decrepit man named William NURSE, of Salmon Cove, has been thus suddenly bereft of five sons. Thomas BUTLER, a respectable planter of Robin Hood, and his son were out in a boat on that day and failed to reach home. During the night the son expired in his father’s arms. Imagine if you can, reader, the anguish of that father, chilled and exhausted, holding his dying son in his arms. The Trinity Bay Disaster is moving people, both far and near. A few days ago the Rev. E. BOTWOOD received a telegram from the Bishop’s Commissary in England, saying that a friend was sending him £25 stg. for the relief fund, and yesterday afternoon, he received a message from Messrs. Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co., of New York, that they were forwarding him $169.75 through the Commercial Bank for the same purpose.

April 9, 1892 The “Loodiana.” (Part 1) Particulars of Burning of the Ship “Loodiana.” A New York special to the Boston News of Monday, Feb 23, gives the following particulars of the loss of the big Windsor ship: - The Wilson line steamer “Egyptian Monarch”, arrived from London today, after a tempestuous voyage, bringing news of the burning at sea of the oil-laden barque “Loodiana”, which left this port on Jan. 2 for Liverpool. Forty-five minutes after midnight on the morning of Jan. 16 last, the Officers of the Egyptian Monarch, then in lat. 44 deg. and lon. 43 deg., which is about 1399 miles South-west of Queenstown, discovered a brilliant light almost dead ahead, just half a point over the port bow. “A ship afire ahead, sir,” sang out the lookout, and the wildest excitement instantly followed, for of all marine disasters, a fire is dreaded most by sailors. Capt. IRWIN took command, and although a gale was raging, altered the steamer’s course, and made for the burning vessel. As the steamer approached, those on board the doomed craft could be seen moving hither and thither, as if in wild confusion.
April 9, 1892 The “Loodiana.” (Part 2) Flames leaped from the aft holds and mounted to the topmast rigging with amazing rapidity. Violent bursts of flames, at times wrapped the vessel in fire, from stem to stern. When the burning ship was two miles away, the blazing spars could be plainly seen falling on deck, and the mast toppled over and fell crashing by the board. Under increased pressure, the engines sent the Egyptian Monarch speeding through the waves. Before coming within hailing distance, the forms of two persons could be seen on the bowsprit of the burning vessel. Not another soul was in sight. The doomed couple were the Captain of the burning vessel and his wife. The crew had taken their choice between dying by fire or water, and had leaped overboard and been swept away. The Captain and his brave wife stood by the ship until the last, and had retreated to the bowsprit as the flames crept nearer and nearer.
April 9, 1892 The “Loodiana.” (Part 3) When the steamship came up, the wife was clinging to her husband’s back, her arms clasped about his neck. Third officer KAY of the Egyptian Monarch, called for volunteers to man a boat, and go with him to their rescue. Only three came forward. The rest were cowards. First Officer BINGHAM, Second Officer JORDAN and Third Officer KAY and the volunteers, launched their boat but the effort was useless. Their frail craft was buffeted about by the waves and winds until they were exhausted. They were drawn back to the deck just as the boat filled and sank. During this time, the fated vessel burned like a furnace, and the Captain of the Loodiana and his wife, finally fell, clasping in one long, last embrace in the dark, icy waters. Captain IRWIN kept his vessel steering about the burning hulk all night, and did not leave the scene until 9 o’clock next morning. How many lives were lost is not, and never will be known. The Loodiana was chartered by the Standard Oil Co. She was of wood, 1874 tons, was owned at Windsor, N.S. and was insured for $10,000.
April 9, 1892 Shipping News The following are the names of schooners cleared from this port for the seal fishery up to date: [Listed as Vessels and Masters, Tons and Men] (Supplied by E. Duder) Sisters, James YOUNG, 43, 17; Sunbeam, Edward WHITE, 33, 15; Iris, John ROBERTS, 51, 17; Lady Blandford, E. BLANDFORD, 43, 15. (Supplied by T.D. HODGE) Stanley, Stephen HARBIN, 62, 21. (Supplied by J. HODDER) Minnie F., Joseph HARBIN, 20, 10. (Supplied by J. LOCK) J.C. Rose, J. LOCK, 26, 11. Total: 278 tons, 106 men.
April 9, 1892 Sons of Temperance On Thursday, 7th inst., the following officers of the "North Star" Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, were duly installed by the D.G.W.P., Bro. Geo. ROBERTS: Bro. S. PAYNE, JR, W.P.; Bro. J.W. ROBERTS, W.A.; Bro. J.A. BARRETT, R.S.; Bro. F. HOUSE, A.R.S.; Bro. W.J. NEWMAN, F.S.; Bro. F. LINFIELD, Treasurer; Bro. J. LUNNEN, Chaplain; Bro. A. PEYTON, Con.; Bro. E. NEWMAN, A.C.; Bro. W. PRESTON, I.S.; Bro. N. GRAY, O.S. Visiting Committee: Brothers Samuel PAYNE, SR., John LUNNON, Andrew ROBERTS. Investigating Committee: Brothers George ROBERTS, John LUNNON, John W. ROBERTS. Finance Committee: Brothers Charles MAYNE, John LUNNEN, George ROBERTS. - J.A. BARRETT. R.S.
April 9, 1892 Local and General News The highest shares divided amongst the Wolf's crew, are stated to eighty-six dollars (£21 10.) The mail for Fogo and intermediate places will close at the Post Office, immediately after the Northern mail arrives. The mail, which left St. John's on the 27th ult. arrived here last evening, having come through in ten days, which is the quickest for this season. The first arrival from the seal fishery this spring was the S.S. Labrador, Capt. HANN, with nearly nineteen thousand prime young harps. The Victoria Engine & Boiler Company are making a boiler for the S.S. George, a steamer employed in connection with the lumbering operations of the Exploits Lumber Company. A very fine codfish was jigged a short time since by one of the fishermen at Topsail, and was purchased by Mr. William CAMPBELL, Butcher, of the West End. Plenty more where that came from - and in the neighbourhood also if they were only looked for. – Times
April 9, 1892 Sealing News Seven craft have cleared from this port for the seal fishery this spring, representing 278 tons, and taking 100 men. It is to be hoped that success will follow them, and that all will return with good trips. The following are the names of schooners cleared from this port for the seal fishery up to date: Supplied by E. DUDER: “Sisters”, James YOUNG Master; 43 tons; 17 men. “Sunbeam”, Edward WHITE, Master: 33 tons, 13 men. “Iris,” John ROBERTS, Master; 51 tons, 17 men. “Lady Blandford,” E. BLANDFORD, 43 tons, 15 men. Supplied by T.D. Hodge: “Stanley,” Stephen HARBIN, Master; 62 tons, 21 men. Supplied by J.Hodder: “Minnie F.,” Joseph HARBIN, Master; 20 tons, 10 men. Supplied by J. Lock: “J.C. Rose,” J. LOCK, Master, 26 tons, 11 men. Total: 278 tons; 106 men. A.J. PEARCE, Sub-Collector. The steamer Esquimaux landed 17,500 young and 500 old harps, weighing 365 tons in round numbers, the average weight of the young harps being 44 1/2 pounds and the crew's share (there are 311 shares) amounting to $41.97. – Telegram - The Ranger's seals are discharged, and the number turned out is 28,483, giving a gross weight of 445 tons, 14 cwt., 2 qurs. And 11 lbs. Although this steamer's seals were got in the same patch as the other steamers', and at the same time, they did not give as good a weight. – Telegram. The schooner Stella Morris, Capt. BRETT, belonging to J.W. HODGE, Esq., of Fogo, returned from the icefields on Sunday last with 2,500 young harps. Owing to a heavy sea at the time she got her seals, she could not finish loading. She discharged her cargo and left on Wednesday on her second trip.
April 9, 1892 Cemetary Committee At a late meeting of the Church of England Cemetery Committee, a conversation took place about the custom of standing uncovered at the interment of the dead, and the unanimous opinion of the members present, was to the effect that the custom is not compulsory, and that it is dangerous in bad weather. - Herald, Feb. 27.
April 9, 1892 Advertisement Wanted To purchase, in the early Spring, a few thousand good Whitings. Harvey & Co.
April 9, 1892 Birth On Feb. 24th, at Herring Neck, the wife of John LOVELESS of a daughter.
April 9, 1892 Birth On Feb. 27th, at the same place [Herring Neck], the wife of Benjamin TORRAVILLE of a daughter.
April 9, 1892 Birth On March 1st, at the same place [Herring Neck], the wife of John HUSSEY of a son.
April 9, 1892 Death At Clarke's Cove, Herring Neck, on the Feb. 24th, Dora Jane STUCKEY, aged 7 1/2 months.
April 9, 1892 Death At the Bight, Herring Neck, on March 14th, Henry James OXFORD, aged 5 months.
April 9, 1892 Death At Sunny Side, Herring Neck, on March 16th, William WATKINS, SR, aged 79 years.
April 9, 1892 Death At Starve Harbor, Herring Neck, on March 20th, John WOODFORD, aged 82 years.
April 9, 1892 Death At Tilt Cove, on the 16th ult., Leander N. GILL, Esq., aged 53 years; leaving a wife and one child to mourn their sad loss.

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April 23, 1892 Monster Codfish The largest codfish ever taken in Ipswich Bay, was taken to Portsmouth a short time ago, by the sch. Gardner W. Tarr. The fish weighed one hundred and twenty pounds.
April 23, 1892 Insane and Missing A young man named John KING, living at St. Joseph's with his father and family, betrayed symptoms of insanity there, weeks ago, and attacked his father; but the latter, fortunately, escaped being injured. Subsequently the afflicted man smashed up a stove with a hatchet. The father, now thoroughly alarmed, interviewed Magistrate MCGRATH, and the later advised him to have his son sent here, in charge of a Policeman, and examined as to his mental condition. Before this could be done, however, the young man disappeared, and has not since been heard of. - Telegram, April 16.
April 23, 1892 Congregational Church (Part 1) On Wednesday, April 20th, a tea meeting, in connection with the above named Church, was held in their schoolroom, when about 80 persons partook of the good things provided for them. The young men of the congregation had decorated the room, which gave it an attractive appearance. The following ladies provided tables gratuitously; Mrs. WILLIAMS, Mrs. GARD, Mrs. PAYNE, Mrs. NOTT, Mrs. HUGHES, Mrs. James HODDER, Mrs. GRAY, Mrs. BAIRD, and Miss. A. HODDER. After tea an entertainment was given to an appreciative audience, when the following programme was pleasingly rendered. Programme. Chairman - Rev. B. PECK. Chorus - "There shall be showers of blessing." Recitation, "A little Boy." - W. NOTT. Recitation, "Father's letter." - Ethel HUGHES, Chorus, "Onward go." Recitation - "Johnnie’s Complaint." Dialogue - "What little folks can do." Trio, "Land ahead." - Messrs. NOTT, GILLINGHAM and HUGHES. Recitation - Aliex HODDER. Recitation, "Confidence versus Merit" - Harold BAIRD. Recitation,
April 23, 1892 Congregational Church (Part 2) "The Husband's Complaint" - Mr. N. GRAY. Solo, "I have read of a beautiful city" - Mr. HUGhES. Recitation, "Idle Ben" - John GILLINGHAM. Recitation, "He Careth" - Eliza HODDER. Choir - "The Happy Home above." Address - Rev. J. HILL. Dialogue - "Seven Days in a Week." Recitation, "How Jan Conquest rang the bell" - Miss CARNALL. Choir - "Abundantly able to Save." Address - Rev. J.K. KELLY. Recitation, "Edith's Threat" - Elsie BAIRD. Recitation, "The Free Seat" - Robert HAYWARD. Recitation, "People will talk" - Kate BAIRD. Choir - "We've Sighted the Golden Gate." Recitation, "Wanted - A boy" - Wilson HODDER. Address - Mr. GILLINGHAM. Recitation, "The Day of the last Minstrel" - Robt. RICE. Choir - "Over Jordan" Recitation - Jessie PIKE. Recitation - Florence GILLINGHAM. Recitation - Mr. N. GRAY. Choir - Closing Hymn, "God be with you." Voice of thanks was given to Revs. HILL and KELLY, also to Mr. P. ANSTEY for so ably presiding at the organ. About 25 dollars was realized, which will be devoted to painting the Church.
April 23, 1892 Shipping News The schooner J.C. Rose, John LOCK, left for St. John's this morning with a load of old and young seals from R.D. HODGE, Esq. Thanks J.R. TOBIN, Esq., J.P., will please accept our thanks for late St. John's papers, received by the English schooner Mabel last evening. We are pleased to note that William CUNNINGHAM, Esq., of Tilt Cove, has lately been appointed as Justice of the Peace for the Northern District. The English schooner Mabel, Captain CONELR, arrived last evening to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., from Torridvega, via St. John's, with salt and provisions. The steam launch Matilda, with mails, arrived here on Sunday morning last, and after discharging a little freight, left for the North, returning here, direct from Tilt Cove, on Tuesday morning. Ship News - Port of Twillingate April 22 - Mabel; COUCH, St. John's, 150 tons salt, provisions, &c., - J.B. TOBIN.
April 23, 1892 Birth On the 10th inst., at Change Islands, the wife of George GATEHOUSE of a son.
April 23, 1892 Death Died On the 7th inst., at Change Islands, Edward SAUNDERS, aged 75 years.
April 23, 1892 Proclomation By His Excellency Lieut.-Colonel, Sir J. Terence O'BRIEN, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland and its Dependencies. Whereas under and by virtue of Act 53 Vic., Cpa. 13, entitled "The Public Health Act, 1889," Boards of Health have been established in certain towns and settlements in this Colony for the purpose of preventing the spread of Diphtheria. And whereas it has been made apparent, that the said disease is no longer epidemic and that therefore, the necessity for continuing such Boards of Health has ceased to exist. Now, therefore, I, the said Governor, by and with the advice of my Council, do hereby notify all whom it may concern, that from and after the 21st day of March instant, all Boards of Health throughout the Colony heretofore constituted, shall be, and they are hereby, dissolved. Given under my Hand and Seal, at the Government House, St. John's, in Our said Island, this 25th day of March, A.D. 1892. By His Excellency's Command, R. BOND, Colonial Secretary.
April 23, 1892 Advertisement Wanted To buy, old used Newfoundland Stamps, for which I will give forty cents a hundred. Address: Charles J. GOODRIDGE. St. John's, Nfld.X
April 23, 1892 Passengers The S.S. “Conscript,” Capt. WALSH, with mails and passengers for Northern ports, arrived here on Wednesday morning. She goes to Griquet and is expected back Monday returning to St. John’s. The following is the list of passengers: Bonavista – Mr. A. VATCHER. Greenspond: Mr. E. SMITH. Twillingate – Mr. W.J. WELLS, Miss C. TEMPLE. Morton’s Harbor – Mr. D. OSMOND. Little Bay Island – Mr. J. STRONG. Little Bay – Mr. J. DOYLE. From Fogo to Twillingate – Mr. S. BAIRD. Twillingate to Little Bay – Capt. TILLEY.

April 30, 1892 Death Died Last night, At Back harbor, John PRIDE, aged 42 years.
April 30, 1892 Death Died At Gloucester, Mass., on April 9th, Susan Jessie Rowland, darling child of Samuel and Laura HODDER, aged 8 months.
April 30, 1892 G.O.C.U. Entertainment (Part 1) On Wednesday last, a most successful Tea and Entertainment was given by the Girl’s Own Church Union, with the object of obtaining funds for a Sunday School Library. The Tea was at 5 p.m., when a large number, more than had been expected, sat down at the well filled tables. At 7:30, after the overture, the Incumbent opened the evening by a short speech, in which he gave a succinct account of the Union, its object, and that of the evening's gathering; after which the programme commenced. The accompaniments were played by Miss. S. MANUEL, to whom much praise is due, also to those who took part in the entertainment, and made it a perfect success, in spite of the unavoidable absence of two performers. The grateful thanks of the Union is given to all outsiders who kindly assisted. The sum realized was quite a large one, certainly, over $25, and probably near $30.
April 30, 1892 G.O.C.U. Entertainment (Part 2) The programme was as follows:-Overture – Miss. C. TEMPLE. Address – Chairman. Chorus, “Life let us cherish” – Choir. Recitation, “What they caught” – Rosie PEYTON. Dialogue – “An Art Critic.” Song, “Meet me in the Lane” – Misses COOK and NEWMAN. Recitation, “The Lost Baby” – Lauretta BLACKMORE. Reading, “Mr. Twitcherley’s Trousers” – Mr. W. NEWMAN. Dialogue, “A changed Housewife.” Song, “Bo Peep” – Nellie PEARCE. Recitation, “A New Bonnet” – Minnie COLBOURNE. Dialogue – Metals. Recitation, “Cheer up” – Georgie PURCHASE.. Reading, “The Soldier’s Blotting Paper” – Rev. H. TEMPLE. Song, “Yes, I’ll meet thee, dearest” – Misses FOX and FREEMAN. Recitation, “Mother’s Little Maid” – Leah NEWMAN. Song, “The Lover’s Letter Box” – Miss M. NEWMAN. Recitation, “The Lay of the Last Chicken” – Nellie PEARCE. Dialogue, “A Shoemaker’s troubles.” Recitation – “Beautiful Hands” – Sarah PATTEN. Dialogue – by four little girls. Chorus “There are kind hearts everywhere” – Choir. “God Save the Queen."
April 30, 1892 Accident to one of the “Greenland’s” Crew An accident occurred at the ice on the morning of March 29th, by which one of the crew of the S.S. Greenland, William GARDINER of Bareneed, narrowly escaped being shot to death. As an Officer of the ship was about shooting at a seal, from on board, near the rail, his gun struck against some gear, and the bullet, an explosive one, hit GARDINER, and knocked his teeth out. Other men standing near at the time, barely escaped unhurt – Telegram.
April 30, 1892 Sealing News The share of the Ranger’s crew for the first trip, is sixty-five dollars and thirty cents ($65.30), excepting the Sunday men, who share twenty-three dollars ($23) less, their share being forty-two dollars and thirty cents ($42.30). – Telegram. The bill made by the Hope’s crew is: Gross, twenty-nine dollars and twenty cents ($29.20); less, for charges, three dollars and thirty cents ($3.30); net, twenty-five dollars and ninety cents ($25.90). – Telegram. The schooners Silverdale and Jubilee, arrived from a trading expedition on Wednesday, the former to E. DUDER, Esq., with about nine hundred seals, and the latter to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., with seven hundred.

May 7, 1892 Telegraphic News St. John’s, May 6th – The Sunday Sealing Bill passed the second reading, but was defeated when reported from Committee by the casting vote of the Speaker, the vote being 16 to 16. For: Honorables Colonial Secretary, Surveyor General, Messrs. MURRAY, THOMPSON, BURGESS, WEBBER, PEYTON, WHITE, WHITELEY, DAWE, ROLLS, MORINE, MORRISON, Dr. TAIT and Captain BLANDFORD, against: Honorables The Premier, Receiver General, E.P. MORRIS, Chairman Board of Works, Financial Secretary, Messrs. MURPHY, GERAN, HALLEREN, F. MORRIS, WOODFORD, ROTHWELL, FOX, GREENE, CARTY and FEARN.
May 7, 1892 Shipping News "The S.S. “Esquimaux” arrived on Monday with 12,000 old seals, and the “Diana” last week with 13,000; both second trips. The S.S. “Conscript” arrived on Wednesday night and goes North Tuesday night. The schooner “J.C. Rose,” John LOCK, arrived here from St. John’s last evening, with a cargo of merchandise for R.D. Hodge, Esq., and others; Mr. Frederick LINFIELD came passenger by her. Messrs. Alan Goodridge & Sons banker “Julilee,” Capt. Jas. COLLINS, arrived at Bay St. George yesterday afternoon, with 350 qtls. codfish. The sch. “Mermaid,” Capt. W. MULCAHY owned by the same firm, also arrived at Harbor Breton on the 23rd with about 200 qtls. being the first arrival from the banks this season. – Herald, April 28. "
May 7, 1892 Passengers The Coastal Steamer “Conscript,” Capt. WALSH, arrived here Tuesday morning, having been North as far as Griquet. After remaining her usual time, she left again for the Southern ports of call. The following passengers embarked here: J.W. OWEN; W. BAIRD; MRS. MOORE, AND MISS LYNCH.
May 7, 1892 Band of Hope at Little Bay Islands (Part 1) On Easter Monday the Little Bay Island Band of Hope had Tea in the schoolroom, followed by a Public Meeting when the following programme was given: - Hymn 568, Sankeys. Prayer. Organ Solo – Minnie STRONG. Recitation “Our Temperance Meeting” – F. TUFLIN. Recitation “Touch not the wine” – L. OXFORD. Hymn 501, Sankey. Recitation “Old John” – G. HYNES. Recitation “The Drunkard’s Wife” – P. LOCK. Duet “Social Glass” – M. WISEMAN and F. TUFLIN. Dialogue “Strong Drink” – by 6 boys. Chorus – “Come to the Fountain.” Recitation “Buy Your Own Cherries” M. STRONG. Recitation “Where There’s Drink there’s Danger” N. OXFORD. Hymn 482, Sankey.
May 7, 1892 Band of Hope at Little Bay Islands (Part 2) Address – Mr. J. STRONG. Solo “Have Courage my Boy to Say No” – Miss WISEMAN. Recitation “Tim” – W. GRIMES. Reading “The Life Boat” – Mrs. REX. Hymn 3 accompanied by H. STRONG. Recitation “The Drunkard’s Wife” – M. WISEMAN. Recitation “Beware of the First Glass” – W. STRONG. Duet “Hold thou my Hand” – Mrs. REX and Miss CHOWN. Recitation “Nay John” – T. OXFORD. Address Mr. G. MURSELL. Hymn 445 Sankey. Recitation “Dip Your Roll in your own Pot” – Helena STRONG. Recitation “What will our Teddie Be” – Amelia MURSELL. Duett “Numberless As the Sands” – Misses WOUNDY and WISEMEN. Dialogue “What are sisters Good For” – Miss WOUNDY, J. WISEMAN, H. STRONG, M. STRONG and Adolphe STRONG. Duet “Star of Peace” Mr. and Mrs. REX. Benediction. “God Save the Queen.”
May 7, 1892 A Letter From “Progress.” (Part 1) Little Bay Mines, April 18, 1892) To the Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - We are pleased to notice by posters placed in conspicuous parts of this village, that Capt. A. WHITE has received a telegram announcing the fact, that the powers that be has decided with other matters of importance, to place in charge of Mr. HOWSON, District Surveyor, a plan of all Mineral Grants, Licenses or Leases of this Bay. This is a long desired boon that will be highly appreciated, provided he is placed in a position on inquiry, to give full information as to expiry of all Leases, Licenses, &c. He should also be empowered to secure for any person or persons, who have filled the requirements as provided by the seventieth Section of the Consolidated Crown Lands Act, 1800, a priority of claim over any other person.
May 7, 1892 A Letter From “Progress.” (Part 2) The Hon. H.J.B. WOODS’ bill for improved mining laws, will then be of much utility to would be prospectors, and we may then look forward for announcements of new finds of minerals, and eventually to the opening of new mines, thus opening fresh fields of labour for our hardy toilers in their own land, instead of having to go to parts unknown, to seek the means of sustenance. We are also glad to notice that our representatives have acquired a subsidy for the placing of a second steamer in this Bay, this also is a boon that will be highly appreciated by a people, who feel they are as fully entitled as those Bays South and West of us, who have long enjoyed such a privilege. We are also pleased to notice that our progressive government has decided to encourage mining and smelting, by removing the late burdensome duties on machinery, brick, clay, &c., a step in the right direction.
May 7, 1892 A Letter From “Progress.” (Part 3) There is no doubt but that this country has vast mineral deposits, and every encouragement ought to be held out to capitalists, to invest money in the development of our resources. Smelting copper, as conducted at Little Bay, has proved the practicability of making smelting pay in this country, therefore, with reasonable encouragement, other mines may open, and enter into the manufacturing of our crude ores into metal, thus advancing the interests of our country, and giving employment to our working class. New fields of labour would soon bring back to their native island homes, many of the absent ones, who are pining to be once more amongst the hardy sons and maids of Terra Nova. Hoping that success may attend the efforts of our Government to advance the interests of this little island. Yours Truly, Progress.
May 7, 1892 The First Codfish The first codfish in the neighborhood of St. John’s, does not usually appear until the 20th May each spring, or at all events, no person goes out to look for fish much before that date. This spring has been so mild however, that fishermen have been induced to try the ground earlier, and this morning Mr. Wm. MILLER of Portugal Cove, went out to try his luck with the Jigger. He dropped his line at the Western Head, and in a short time was rewarded by getting a dozen fine fish, all of a “fair run”, from eighteen to twenty inches long. He brought them to town and got good prices for them. – Colonist, April 28.
May 7, 1892 Protest We understand that some difficulties have arisen between the Dundee S. & W. Fishing Co., and the crew of the S.S. “Terra Nova”, over the price of the seals landed by her. The men are being paid at the rate of $4.50, but demand $5.60, and threaten not to leave the ship till their demand is complied with. – Herald, April 28.
May 7, 1892 Marriage Married. On the 19th ult., at the Methodist Church, South Side, by the Rec. Jabez HILL, Mr. Henry Hooper HAWKINS to Miss Louisa LINFIELD, both of Jenkins’ Cove.
May 7, 1892 Marriage On the 16th ult., at the Church of St. James, A. & M., Change Islands, by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, Mr. Elias CAVE to Miss Lucy PECKFORD.
May 7, 1892 Marriage On the 1st inst., at the same place, by the same, Mr. Thomas PECKFORD to Miss Mary Anne CLYNCH.
May 7, 1892 Death Died. On the 22nd ult., at Too Goods’ Arm, Herring Neck, Sarah, wife of Robert BLAKE, aged 62 years.
May 7, 1892 Death On the 30th ult., at Change Islands, Mary Ann OSMOND, aged 70 years.

May 14 1892 Loss of the Parejero (Part 1) The fears entertained yesterday, that the “Parejero” would be a total wreck, have unfortunately proved correct, and this once splendid ship, now lies out near Petty Harbor, broken and shattered, without a possibility of anything being saved. Captain THOMS’ narrative of the voyage is as follows: “The barque Parejero left Bridgetown, Barbados on April 14th, bound for St. John’s, Nfld, with a cargo consisting of 817 puncheons, 75 hogsheads and 120 barrels of molasses. She encountered a heavy gale on April 26th, and while hove to, shipped some tremendous seas, which carried away part of the bulwarks, and strained the vessel, so that the pumps were unable to keep her free from water, and some of the puncheons had to be stove in to lighten the ship.
May 14 1892 Loss of the Parejero (Part 2) After some severe pumping, she was at last freed. Nothing of any amount occurred after this, till May 5th when about 2 p.m., Cape Race was made. The wind was then strong from the SE, with fog and rain., but at intervals, saw the land as far as Gull Island. The ship was about a mile off the land, running up the shore, and after seventeen miles had been made by the taff rail log, her course was changed to North, so as to come in and hear the fog signal at Cape Spear. Continued that course for about a quarter of an hour, and not hearing it, reduced sails to lower topsails and stood ESE. About midnight, seeing the loom of the land on the lee bow, made sail immediately to clear away from the land.
May 14 1892 Loss of the Parejero (Part 3) The wind at the time died away and a light air sprang up from the NE, which caught the ship aback. Hauled round the main yard and filled on the fore yard, but the vessel took a stern-board, touched the rocks aft, and swung round broadside to the cliff, on which a tremendous sea was breaking, and became a total wreck, the bottom and starboard side being stove in. With great difficulty, got out the long boat, which was badly stove in in the attempt, but yet continued to swim, and immediately abandoned the ship, not having time to save the log books or the clothing of anyone on board. Then rowed into Petty Harbor where we arrived at 5 a.m., and then sent a message on to the owners, acquainting them with the disaster.
May 14 1892 Loss of the Parejero (Part 4) Afterwards, drove down to the wreck with the Wreck Commissioner. When we reached her, we found a large number of fishermen on board, who were stripping her of everything they could reach. They would not desist. Seeing no possibility of the ship or her cargo being saved, the Commissioner sold her by public auction, for the sum of twenty-eight dollars, and there being nothing further to be done, came on to St. John’s.” The experience of the Captain, his wife, and the crew in the boat, was a severe one, and they seemed only to have escaped one peril to become victims of another.
May 14 1892 Loss of the Parejero (Part 5) The boat was so badly injured in launching, that it required the unceasing efforts of three men to keep her partly bailed out, while the balance of the crew were rowing, and for the five hours they were in the boat, they were up to their knees in water. No one saved any more than the clothes they wore, and their plight is as miserable as can be contemplated. To the coolness and presence of mind of Mrs. THOMS, is due the saving of the ship’s papers. Being forced to remain in the cabin while the boat was being launched, she secured these, and brought them safely away. – Herald, May 7.
May 14 1892 Shipping News The following schooners have arrived from St. John’s during the past week: Gladys, Tamarack, Manitoba, Liberty, Mary Parker and Bianca.
May 14 1892 Personals We are pleased to note the arrival of F. Berteau, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, and daughter, per “Conscript” who are looking well after their winter’s traveling.
May 14 1892 Passengers The steamer “Conscript”, Capt., WALSH, arrived at 3 o’clock yesterday morning. Ice permitting, she goes as far as Griquet and may be expected here on Monday. The following are the passengers to this port: Mr. and Miss BERTEAU and Mr. W. BAIRD.
May 14 1892 The SS Grand Lake The new coastal boat, now building, will be known as the S.S. “Grand Lake.” She will be ready to sail for St. John’s about the second week in July, and will take up the Northern service about the 2nd of August. She will be commanded by Capt. DELANEY, who has been granted a Master's certificate by Capts. ENGLISH and MOSS, the Board of Marine Masters.
May 14 1892 Schooner Lost We learn that the schooner “Forward,” Capt. WHITE, owned by Messrs. HODGE, Twillingate, was lost at Cadiz on the 22nd of March. On that day a heavy gale of SE wind prevailed, and caused considerable damage among the shipping. The Forward was driven ashore in the breeze and became a total wreck. She had no cargo in at the time. – H.G. Standard.
May 14 1892 Diphtheria During the past week, several cases of diphtheria have appeared in our midst, three resulting fatally, as will be seen by our obituary column today. Among the number is one whose name only a short time since, appeared in this paper, as taking part in a concert for the purpose of a Sunday School library: Ellen May TEMPLE, youngest daughter of the Rev. R. TEMPLE, who died on Thursday morning, just completing her eighth birthday. She was a very intelligent little girl, whose winsome manner made her beloved by all who knew her. The funeral took place yesterday and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. Today her little grave is beautified with the presence of many tokens of sympathy with the bereaved family, in the shape of tastefully arranged floral designs. To those bereft of their loved ones, we tender or deepest sympathy.
May 14 1892 Marriage Married. On May 11th by the Rev. Jabez HILL, Mr. James Thomas PHILLIPS to Miss Phoebe ELLIOTT, both of South Side, Twillingate.
May 14 1892 Death Died. On May 9th., of Diphtheria , Jeremiah OSMOND of White Bay aged 19 years.
May 14 1892 Death On May 10th., of Diphtheria, Elizabeth, darling child of Andrew J. and Ophelia PEARCE, aged 5 ½ years.
May 14 1892 Death On May 12th, Diphtheria, Ellen May, youngest child of the Rev. Robert and Hannah Elizabeth TEMPLE, aged 8 years.
May 14 1892 Death On May 12th, Ann, relict of the late Joseph MUNDEN, aged 81 years.

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May 28 1892 Telegraphic News Special to the Sun. St. John’s, May 27. The S.S. “Caspian’s” shaft broke when twenty miles off Halifax on Monday, and she was towed back. The “Portia” brought her mails and passengers, arriving today. She sails for Little Bay and Pelley’s Island tomorrow night. Previous to the vote on the French Shore treaties bill, MORINE sent a messenger to the Premier, offering to support the bill, providing Sir William would stipulate to make certain concessions in the interest of Canada. He knew that there was a difference of opinion among the Government party, and his object was to smash the Government. His attitude in the matter is condemned by all right thinking men in the shades of politics.
May 28 1892 Advertisement Wanted. A situation by a steady, respectable man, as Clerk, or any other similar position. Good recommendations. Address: A. Office of this paper.
May 28 1892 Birth Birth. At Ashton Villa, on the 9th inst., the wife of W.J. SCOTT, of a son.
May 28 1892 The Railway Work on the Hall’s Bay line, which had been cut down to small dimensions for some months past, is now again spread by the increase in the staff of workmen. The depression in the work was owing to Mr. MIDDLETON contemplating dropping out, which he has virtually done, thus leaving Mr. REID to run it alone. The change has put vigor into the summer arrangements, and work will now be pushed forward rapidly; the intention being to reach Clode Sound waters within a month or six weeks. – Colonist.
May 28 1892 Letter From Tizzard’s Harbor May 27th, 1892. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: - The public wished to know whether we have the ferry boat plying between Gillard’s Cove and Tizzard’s Harbor this year, or if there is any stated time for the said boat to commence. It seems that the ferry man can do just as he pleases, and can receive his salary for comparatively doing nothing, for up to this time, the boat I am told, is not in the water yet. We would also suggest, Mr. Editor, that the ferry boat should go to Tickle Point, Twillingate and leave Tickle Point, Twillingate at least once a day, say as follows: leave Gillard’s Cove for Tizzard’s Harbor, then leave Tizzard’s Harbor for Tickle Point in the morning. In the afternoon leave Tickle Point for Tizzard’s Harbor, then leave Tizzard’s Harbor for Gillard’s Cove. If the ferry man will not do that, you will find plenty of men to do the work in the way mentioned, for the same money. Therefore the public should not be humbugged by the ferry man. I am Sir, yours truly, Thomas FRENCH.
May 28 1892 Ship Building Enterprise We are always pleased to note additions to, or improvements in, our fishing fleet, and we therefore congratulate the Messrs. Young, brothers (4) who, by their pluck and united perseverance, have merited the appellation of typical planters, on the very successful launch of a noble looking schooner, which was admired by hundreds, as she glided gracefully like a swan into her native element, as Mr. Robert YOUNG gave her the suggestive name “Resolute” on Wednesday last. Special praise is due to the Master Builder, Mr. George WARR, (who gained his schooling in that line largely under the celebrated builder, Mr. Frank WARR, of Roberts’ Arm,) a young man of pluck and sterling character; and we venture to say the craft now receiving the finishing touch, will compare with any in the country. We wish the owners great prosperity in prosecuting the great staple industry of our country.
May 28 1892 Shipping News The “Gladys,” Thomas LACEY, Master, left for St. John’s yesterday morning. J.B. TOBIN, Esq. took passage by her. The schooners Stanley, Mary Parker, Ocean Traveller, Fawn and Valkyrie, arrived yesterday from St. John’s to the different firms. The Valkryie, which is nearly a new craft, belonging to Burnt Bay, only left here for St. John’s two weeks since, and has therefore made a Capital trip. Mr. Henry NEWMAN was in charge of her for the trip.
May 28 1892 Passengers The coastal steamer “Conscript”, Capt. WALSH, arrived here on Thursday morning. The terminus this trip is Griquet, and she may be expected back early Monday. The following is the list of passengers: Bay de Verde – Mrs. MOORE and child; Miss PORTER. Catalina – Miss MIFFIN. Trinity – Mrs. CROSS and child. Greenspond – Captain and Mrs. KNEE; Mrs. H.G. CHAFE. Fogo – Mr. ROLLS; Miss EARLE. Herring Neck – Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN. Exploits – Mr. J. KINGSMAN. Fortune Harbor – Mr. BYRNE. Pelley’s Island – Mr. E. ROBERTS; Mr. A.H. SIMS. Little Bay Island – Mr. James STRONG. Little Bay – Mr. G. LANGMEAD; Mr. SUTTON; Miss PRIDEAUX. Nipper’s Harbor – Mr. and Mrs. EATON. Tilt Cove – Mrs. GILL. From Twillingate to Botwoodville – Mr. E. COLBOURNE. Fortune Harbor – Mr. R. QUIRK. Leading Tickles – Mr. MARTIN. Pelley’s Island – Mr. Joshua FRENCH.

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June 11 1892 Severe Breeze Quite a severe breeze of NW wind, accompanied by a heavy sea, was experienced along this part of the Coast on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Some of our craft bound to the Northern fishing haunts were as far as Ha Ha Harbor and, meeting the ice, were compelled to run back for safety. The “H.M. Stanley,” Jonas CLARKE, Master, lost a trap skiff, and the “Silverdale,” David WHELLOR, Master, had some of her sails blown to pieces, and both had to return to port on Thursday, but have since sailed again.
June 11 1892 Fishing Reports The prospects for a good fishery along the Coast seem encouraging. Fair work was done by a good many boats in Trinity and Bonavista Bays the early part of the week. About Tilton Harbor and other parts of Fogo Islands, boats did well on Thursday, and the fish was said to be of a large run. At Fogo, the same day, some boats got two quintals, and other little or nothing. About Herring Neck there was a little going yesterday, but this morning bait was very scarce.

June 18 1892 Marriage Another pair of young lovers were joined in wedlock’s bond on Thursday evening, the parties being Mr. Geo. C. COEN of the Commercial Bank and Miss Ada MEWS, daughter of Mr. Geo. MEWS, Secretary of the Board of Works. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H.P. COWPERTHWAITE, M.A., at the residence of the bride’s father, at 7:15, Thursday evening, in the presence of family and relatives of the contracting parties. The bridegroom was attended by Messrs. J.A. BRANSCOMBE and E. MEWS, and the bridesmaids were Misses Mary and Gertrude MEWS, the bride's sisters. The guests included Sir J.S. WINTER; Mr. and Mrs. F.C. BERTEAU; Mr. and Mrs. G.F. HAYWARD; Miss COAN; Mr. and Mrs. MEWS and family. After the ceremony, the couple retired to their residence, Allendale Road, and in a few days will proceed to [Placentia ? Argentia?] to spend the honeymoon. The bride was the recipient of may handsome and valuable presents, notable amongst which are some choice gifts from H. COOKE, Esq., manager, and the Officials of the Commercial Bank. – Evening Herald, June 11.
June 18 1892 Marriage Married. At St. John’s on the 9th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. H.P. COWPERTHWAITE, George Charles, youngest son of the late W.J. COEN, Captain, H.M. Army, to Ada, eldest daughter of George W. MEWS, Esq., Secretary of Board of Works.
June 18 1892 Death Died. At Northern Arm, Exploits Bay, on the 30th May, after lingering illness, Mr. Solomon EVANS, age 35 years.
June 18 1892 Death Died. At St. John’s on the 9th inst., after a lingering illness, and fortified with the rites of the Church, Thomas SUMMERS in the 66th year of his age.
June 18 1892 Shipping News Port of Twillingate. Entered – June 11; “Lottie,” ROBERTS, Sydney via Fogo, 96 tons coal, O. & E. June 15; “Guiding Star,” MACKLEY, Cadiz, 152 tons salt, J.B. Tobin.
June 18 1892 Advertisement For Sale. The property of Israel LOCKE, near Woodford’s Cove, Little Bay, consisting of dwelling house, barn and store. Five acres of land, two and a half acres of which are under cultivation, one Milch Cow, also household furniture. Terms will be give on application to the owner at Woodford’s Cove, or Pilley’s Island.
June 18 1892 Advertisement Wm. CAMPBELL (Successor to the late Henry DUDER) Butcher. 350 Water Street, St. John’s. One door East of New Post Office. All orders from the Northward will receive prompt attention.
June 18 1892 Rev. Dr. Howley The Very Reverend Monsignor HOWLEY, Bishop Elect for the West Coast of Newfoundland, is expected to arrive in St. John’s next week, where he will be consecrated for the High and Holy Office that he has been elected to fill. It must be a matter for congratulation to his co-religionists and to the country generally, that a son of Terra Nova has been clothed with such Ecclesiastical honors in his native land. A grand reception will await Dr. HOWLEY’S arrival in the city, as may be seen from the following paragraph, taken from the Daily Colonist of the 9th inst.: “The citizens seem to have become quite enthusiastic over the coming reception to Monsignor HOWLEY, and preparation for the erection of arches are being made, in all the prominent situations in the city, - each locality vying with the other, as to which shall have the “chromo” structure. Rawlin’s Cross, if its outlined plan be carried out, will beat all places, but Cochrane Street and Barter’s Hill are going to run it close. The sub-committee, to prepare the programme during the stay of the distinguished visitors, met last night, and will submit their plans to a general meeting tomorrow evening.”
June 18 1892 Shipping News (Part 1) The steamer “Prado,” Capt. WEARING, with a load of copper from Tilt Cove, bound to a foreign market, put into port Monday morning, in consequence of a great body of ice outside, and for the purpose of getting a pilot, so as to get along by the inside run, and thus avoid the ice. She left the next day, Mr. Samuel FOX taking charge of the ship, who well knew how to steer her clear of all dangers. The steamer “Miranda,” bound to Pelley’s Island to load with iron pyrites, passed here Sunday morning, and was seen returning South on Tuesday afternoon. The schooner “Industry,” from Beaver Cove, John ELLIOTT, Master, put into port yesterday. She is bound North fishing, and is still detained here by adverse winds.
June 18 1892 Shipping News (Part 2) We are sorry to hear that the “Rose of Sharon,” F. HOUSE, Master, and the “Minnie Ha Ha,” G. GUY, Master, which left here for the North a short time since, have been considerably damaged by ice and will have to return for repairs. The “Five Brothers” returned from St. John’s on Monday with a cargo of provisions to J.B. Tobin. The “Stanley” and “Mary Parker” arrived on Tuesday, the latter making the round trip in less than six days. The English schooner “Guiding Star,” Capt. MACKLEY, from Cadiz, with a cargo of salt to J.B. Tobin, arrived on Wednesday last. Capt. MACKLEY is an old friend and favorably known here, this being his third year with us. We understand he goes to Sydney for a cargo of coal when he discharges his salt.
June 18 1892 Accident at North West Arm A very sad accident occurred at North West Arm on Wednesday morning, the 8th inst., when two men by the name of James BRIDGER and Temple KNIGHT were drowned by the upsetting of their boat, while going to the mine. BRIDGER’S body was recovered shortly after, and conveyed to Nipper’s Harbor, where it was interred. KNIGHT has not yet been found. BRIDGER leaves a wife and three children, and KNIGHT a wife and one child.
June 18 1892 Telegraph from Belleoram A telegraphic dispatch to the Evening Telegram from Belleoram, dated last Saturday afternoon, says: “A message from Bay of Island announces the loss of two men there named respectively, PETITE and GRADY. They belong to Belleoram. Caplin bait has made its appearance in the bay, but fish continues scarce. A big smash up is reported among the lobster traps at Garnish. Several factories are closing for want of lobsters. Gales of wind have prevailed here lately. There is no demand for caplin at St. Pierre just now.”
June 18 1892 The “General Booth” Lost News was received here yesterday of the loss of the schooner “General Booth,” belonging to Mr. Jacob MOORES, near Cape John, which occurred on Thursday morning. The schooner only left here on Wednesday, and encountered the ice the following morning, which knocked a hole in her, causing her to sink almost immediately. The crew barely had time to escape with their lives and could save nothing, everything going to bottom with her. We regret to hear of the unfortunate occurrence just at the commencement of the fishing season, which is a severe loss to Mr. MOORES, and will likely put him and his crew out of a summer’s voyage.
June 18 1892 The Revenue Cutter “Argonaut.” The revenue cutter put into port at noon on Tuesday, having on board the Collector of Customs for the Labrador, Mr. BURGESS, MHA for this district, who is bound on his summer’s cruise to that Coast. The vessel employed this year is the “Argonaut,” belonging to Wm. DUFF, Esq., of Carbonear, and is commanded by Capt. Wm, LUTHER, and has a crew of seven all told. She is a fine schooner and said to be an excellent sailer. Being built of oak, she is firm and strong and well fitted to encounter the dangers of the voyage in which she is engaged. The Argonaut will cruise along the French Shore and thence down the Labrador coast, going as far as Hopedale, calling at various ports on the way. Mr. BURGESS appears to be in every way adapted to discharge the important duties of his office, and the fact that last year he made the largest collection ever received on the Coast, is an evidence of the superior qualifications which he possesses for the work, and we trust that this year, still greater success will crown his efforts.

June 22 1892 Marine Disasters – (Part 1) The steamer “Fleta” arrived in port last evening, towing the schooner “Rose of Sharon”, which was wrecked by ice at Little Lobster Harbor, South Side of White Bay, on the 8th inst. She had her stern post and rudder carried away, and sustained other damages. The “Minnie Ha Ha” which was in company with her also received considerable injury, losing her rudder, and having a number of trennels &c. knocked out, which left her in a leaky condition. She will also be towed here for repairs. At the time of this unfortunate occurrence, there was a very fair prospect of fish, the former having between thirty and forty barrels, and latter between forty and fifty. It is to be regretted that this interruption at the outset of their fishery operations should have taken place.
June 22 1892 Marine Disasters – (Part 2) What was supposed to be a wreck, was seen off in the bay on Sunday morning, by a number of men from Crow Head. Several of them proceeded to the object seen from the shore, which was a long distance from the land, and which on reaching it, proved to be the hull of the “General Booth”, reported in our last issue having been lost near Cape John on Thursday morning last. The crew towed it into Back Harbor, reaching there in the evening. The schooner was not in the ice at the time of the accident, neither did any of her crew perceive that she had knocked against an ice flow. She was steadily sailing along, when it was discovered that the water was up to the cabin floor, and in a few minutes after, she went down.
June 22 1892 Marine Disasters – (Part 3) The supposition is that a sharp lumper, underneath the water, must have unperceivingly struck her bottom, and quietly put a hole through it, which caused the damage. As soon as she filled with water, she went down, but having only a little ballast, it is apparent that when the salt dissolved, she partly floated again. It was evident however, that before the Crow Head men got to her, the wrecked schooner had been met by some other craft, as she had been stripped of her rigging and gear. There is only a little more than the hull of the General Booth remaining, and the cost of repairs would nearly be as great as the first cost of the craft. She was insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club.
June 22 1892 Local and General News Two cargoes of salt have arrived from Cadiz within the past two or three days, one to the firm of E. Duder, Esq., and the other to R.D. Hodge, Esq. We understand that a schooner is being fitted out in the Unites States, which will proceed to the Labrador for the purpose of getting twelve or thirteen families of Esquimauxs together with their houses, boats, fishing implements, &c., for the World’s Fair, which is to be held in Chicago in 1893. Nearly one hundred schooners, large and small, belonging to the South, were in port Thursday evening last, awaiting a time North. A favorable wind set in during the night, and early the following morning, all proceeded on their journey. The “Industry” and several others, put in here Friday evening and Saturday, and left yesterday. It is said that the “Grand Lake,” which is to be the name of the new Coastal Steamer now being built, will be ready for service late in July or the early part of August, and we understand that she is to perform the Northern Coastal Service. She will be a little larger even than the Conscript, and will have somewhat better accommodation, though no one who has traveled by this steamer can justly find fault with it.
June 22 1892 Death Died at Crow Head on the 18th. Inst., Mr. Isaac Elliott, age 66 years.

June 25 1892 Advertisement Miss TEMPLE. (Late Pupil of Dr. H. PETERS.) Is prepared to give lessons on the Pianoforte and Organ on reasonable terms, either at home or at the pupil’s own home.
June 25 1892 Birth Birth. On the 21st inst., the wife of Mr. Charles WHITE, of a son.
June 25 1892 Loss of General Booth Incorrectly Reported Our reference to the loss of the General Booth in our last issue, as to her not having been in ice just about the time the accident occurred, was incorrect, and we are glad to be able to give the facts of the case today. She had been sailing through a skirt of ice, but during all the time, there was no heavy concussion with the ice to cause any alarm, or to lead to the suspicion that any accident had occurred. Shortly after the schooner got clear of the ice, however, it was discovered that the water was up to the cabin floor, and then it was not long before she filled and went down. The General Booth was nearly a new craft of twenty-one tons. She was strongly built and well founded, and was very convenient for her owner for carrying on the fisheries. By the unfortunate event, Mr. Jacob MOORES sustained a considerable loss, all his summer’s supplies and the greater part of the outfit being lost at the same time, besides the chances of doing well with the fish the early part of the summer.
June 25 1892 Fisheries News (Part 1) “Stella” Arrived at Fogo With a Good Trip A telegram was received from Fogo by R.D. HODGE, Esq., this morning, intimating that the schooner “Stella Moris,” William MILLER Master, had arrived there from Greenspond, White Bay, [Exactly as written - GW.] with the splendid catch of 420 barrels fish. This is the craft it will be remembered that was so successful this spring at the seal fishery, and we must congratulate its owner, John W. HODGE, on the success, which is thus far crowning her engagement in the fisheries this year.  

NOTE: There was a Greenspond in White Bay. It was later called Williamsport but I do not know when the name changed. The 1913 1913 McALPINE GAZETTEER states:
"WILLIAMSPORT, formerly Greenspond, White Bay, St. Barbe" submitted by Linda Elkins-Schmitt

June 25 1892 Fisheries News (Part 2) Several of the craft, which left here the early part of the month for the fishery, returned during the week, two or three of them having done fairly well, but the others little or nothing. The most of the craft we understand, were at Hooping Harbor and vicinity on the Nnorth side of White Bay. There has been a great deal of ice on the Coast, which greatly retarded fishery operations. The following are amongst the arrivals: “Gaspereau,” W. OAK – 300 brls.; “Pretorious,” J. DALLY – 80; “Endurance,” J. CHURCHILL – 80; “Rosalie,” J. ANSTEY – 40; “J.S.O.,” P. FREEMAN – 40; “Minnie Grey,” W. MITCHARD – 6; “Myra,” G. LOYTE – 6. Those that have come back report five of our craft as having done very well, considering the short time they have been away, namely: “Lily of the West,” J. PHILIPS, Master, 330 brls; “J.M. Lacey,” J. PHILIPS, Master – 340; “Silver Stream,” N. JENKINS, - 200; “Madagascar,” T. GIDGE, Master, 100. The craft that have come back will fit out for the Labrador, and will probably be ready to start sometime next week.
June 25 1892 Detention of Northern Steamer (Part 1) Tuesday last was the regular day for the Coastal Steamer “Conscript” to start on the Northern route, but so far, the public are entirely in the dark as to whether any steamer is to leave this week. It is rumored that the “Curlew” broke down the last trip West, and that the Conscript, on returning to St. John’s from the North, was dispatched on the Western service, but it appears that nothing definite is known as to whether the Conscript is in existence or not, or as to what time a steamer is likely to leave St. John’s for the Northern ports. If an accident happened, the Curlew and the Conscript had to go West, and a steamer could not be sent North at the proper time, surely the public should not be kept in the dark respecting it, and there should be sufficient interest evinced in the Northern public, either on the part of the coastal company or the Government, to acquaint the various settlements connected by wire, of the facts, and not keep those who are dependent on the movements of the Northern Coastal Steamer in suspense, waiting and watching, and not knowing whether to look for the steamer at a certain time or not.
June 25 1892 Detention of Northern Steamer (Part 2) It throws business people out and upsets the whole routine of affairs, and the greatest dissatisfaction respecting it, prevails and reasonably so. If the Coastal Steamship Company consider the Western interests of so much greater importance as to take the Northern boat off her route at this important time of the year, just at the commencement of the fishery operations, the Government should not think so, and we wonder why they should tolerate such treatment by the Coastal Steamship Company to the important Northern districts.
June 25 1892 Detention of Northern Steamer (Part 3) With the railway running to Placentia, and steam connection by which all the more important Western settlements can be reached, the services of the Coastal Steamer could be dispensed with for a trip or two, with far less inconvenience to trade than on the Northern route, where a large amount of trade is entirely dependent upon the movements of the steamer, and it is really too bad then, that we should be so badly neglected. We feel warmly on this matter and have written strongly, as we shall always do when we consider that the interests of our Northern people are harshly dealt with, as they are in this, and have been on former occasions, in connection with the performance of the Northern Ccoastal Service. Update To Above Item. Since writing the above, we learn by telegraph from the Coastal Steamship Company, that the “Conscript” leaves for the North on Tuesday next.

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