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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

January 1894 - June 1894

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 RON ST. CROIX, formatted by GEORGE WHITE starting in August 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
January 6, 1894Ship NewsPort of Twillingate: Dec. 20 - S.S. Windsor Lake, DRAKE, Halifax, 5,000 quintals Labrador codfish - Harvey & Co. Port of Botwoodville: ENTERED. June 26 - S.S. Tiber, DELISLE, St. John's, ballast. July 14 - S.S. (Cameria ?), NEW, Barrow via Clode Sound, Railway iron - R.G. Reid; and 53 packages general merchandise - Exploits Wood Co. Sept. 4 - S.S. Nichsdale, GEDDES, Barrow, cargo Railway Iron - R.G. Reid. Sept. 18 - S.S. Capulet, RHYNES, Barrow, cargo Railway Iron - R.G. Reid; and (?) packages general merchandise - Exploits Wood Co. Sept. 25 - Plymouth, BLACKLER, St. John's, Ballast. Sept. 25, - Ceylon, [BENDROT ?] Sydney, 140 tons coal - R.G. Reid. Oct. 5 - S.S. Tiber, DELISLE, Montreal, general cargo - Exploits Wood Co. Oct. 31 - Viola, CLEMENS, Barrow, cargo Railway Iron - R.G. Reid. Nov. 20 - S.S. Falcon, (…… ey ?) Sydney, 500 tons coal - R.G. Reid. CLEARED. June 28 - S.S. Tiber, DELISLE, Pictou, Ballast. July 21 - S.S. (Cameria ?), NEW, Meramechie, Ballast. Sept. 21 - Nichsdale, GEDDES, Liverpool, 50022 pieces deals, 1,466,327 feet board measure, Exploits Wood Co. Oct. 4 - Ceylon, [BENDROT ?], Sydney, Ballast. Oct. 6 - Plymouth, BLACKLER, St. John's, 191,… feet lumber. Oct. 7 - S.S. Tiber, DELISLE, St. John's, inward cargo. Oct. 12 S.S. Capulet, RHYNES, London, 7.,442 pieces deals and battens. ………. feet board measure, Exploits Wood Co. [Transcriber's Note: remainder of article unreadable.] [Note: The original quality of this article makes it almost impossible to transcribe it with any degree of accuracy. I am surprised that Ron managed to transcribe the amount that he did! The remainder of the article, although quite unreadable, lists 36 events from May to Dec. 1, all seem to involve the Exploits Wood Co. Some vessel names which are readable are: Hyacinth, (July 21, Aug. 21, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov. 25), Flamingo, (Oct 25, Dec. 1), Sweet Briar, (Nov. 2), Spinaway, (Aug. 4, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 23), Dash, (Nov. 28), Pet, (Nov. 28), Fiona (Dec. 1). george white]
January 6, 1894Shipping NewsThe steamer "Windsor Lake", Capt. DRAKE, finished loading with fish Saturday night, and left the next morning for Halifax, intending to call at St. John's en route. The schooner "Princess May", Joseph STUCKLESS master, left here Wednesday morning for St. John's with a cargo of fish from the firms of Messrs. DUDER, TOBIN and R.D. HODGE. She is the last that will go from here this season. It is said that another steamer is likely to come North, as a large quantity of freight was left behind, that the Virginia Lake was unable to bring. If the weather should continue mild there would be little or no danger of being impeded by ice. The "Virginia Lake", Capt. TAYLOR, arrived here Wednesday evening going North. She is booked for Griquet but is not likely to get as far as that as it is thought that the sever weather of late has caused considerable slob ice to be made along the coast. The Virginia Lake had a full freight leaving St. John's.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Parsonage, South Side, on Dec. 27th, by the Rev. Jabez HILL, Mr. Andrew GREENHAM, of Manuel's Cove, to Miss Jessie ROGERS, of Tilt Cove, Friday's Bay.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same time, place, on Jan 1st., by the same, Mr. Jonathan STUCKLESS of Bluff Head Cove, to Miss Rhonda WALSH of Tizzard's Harbor.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Church of St. Margaret the Virgin and Martyr, Change Islands on Oct. 28, by the Rev. G. S. Chamberlain, Incumbent, Mr. Andrew BURSEY, to Miss Isabella FANCEY.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, by the same, on Nov 9, Mr. Eli REID to Miss Lucy HOFFE.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, by the same, on Nov. 13, Mr. James Emmanuel CAKE, to Miss Sarah Cecilia COLE.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Herring Neck, by the same on Nov [13 ?] Mr. Jeremiah FUDGE, to Miss Lucy BLAKE.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Church of St. Margaret, Change Islands, by the same on Nov 24, Mr. John GATEHOUSE, to Miss Sarah Ann (COMBDEN ?)
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Church of St. Mary's, Herring Neck, by the same, on Nov. 27, Mr. James BOUND to Miss Priscilla BATT.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Church of St. Margaret, Change Islands, by the same, on Dec. 18, Mr. Stewart SCAMMELL to Miss Sarah Selina TORRAVILLE.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Church of St. Mary's, Herring Neck, by the same, on Dec 10, Mr. Benjamin BATT, to Miss Dinah VINCENT.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, by the same, on Dec 20, Mr. Esau BLANDFORD, to Miss Susanna BURTON.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, by the same, on Dec. 26, Mr. James BURTON to Miss Emma HURLEY.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Merritt's Harbor, on Nov. 15, by the Rev. Aykroyd [STACEY?], Mr. Levi POWELL of Merritt's Harbor, to Mrs. Mary Ann KATES of the same place.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Methodist Parsonage, Herring Neck, on Nov. 16 by the same, Mr. Henry G. KING of Merritt's Harbor, to Miss Sarah Jane SYMONDS of Herring Neck.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Methodist Church, Change Island, on Nov 18, by the same, Mr. Beniah LEDREW to Miss Margaret PELLEY, both of Change Island.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Nov. 21 by the same, Mr. Richard TAYLOR to Miss Elizabeth Ann PELLEY, both of Change Islands.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Methodist Church, Herring Neck, on Nov 25 by the same, Mr. Levi FARTHING, to Miss Elizabeth TUFFIN, both of Herring Neck.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Nov. 30, by the same, Mr. William MAHANEY to Miss Rosanna OXFORD, both of Herring Neck.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the Methodist Church, Change Islands, on Dec. 5th, by the same, Mr. Aneas MOORES, to Miss Elizabeth Louisa BROWN, both of Change Islands.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Morton's Harbor, on Nov. 15, by the Rev. Samuel J. RUSSELL, Mr. John BUSSEY of Burnt Bay, to Miss Annie OSMOND of Beachy Cove, Tizzard's Harbor.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Nov 16, by the same, Mr. John FORWARD, of Tizzard's Harbor, to Miss Emily KEEFE, of Little Harbor, Twillingate.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Nov. 22, by the same, Mr. Samuel WALL, of Morton's Harbor, to Miss Julia Ann NEWMAN, of White Bay.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Nov. 28, by the same, Mr. Thomas BURGE, of Chants Harbor, to Miss Mary Elizabeth LEETE, of Burnt Bay.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Western Head, on Nov., [29 ? Could be 20!] by the same, Mr. Elihu MOORES of Cottel's Island, to Miss Selina LEE, of Western Head.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Tizzard's Harbor, on Nov 29, by the same, Mr. Richard WHEELER, of Farmer's Arm, to Miss Dorcas Annie BATT, of same place,
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Western Head, on Dec. 9, by the same, Mr Robert FUDGE, of Salt Pond, to Miss Madora NEWPORT, of Morton's Cove.
January 6, 1894MarriedAt Morton's Harbor, on Dec. 11, by the same, Mr. Esau BURT, of Bridge's Cove, Friday's Bay, to Miss Fanny Ann BURGE, of Chant's Harbor.
January 6, 1894DiedAt Change Islands, on Nov. 30, Lydia WALBOURNE, aged 14 months.
January 6, 1894DiedAt the same place, Nov, 30 Absalom GATEHOUSE, aged 55 years.
January 6, 1894DiedAt the same place, Dec. 1, Priscilla POWELL, aged 25 years.
January 6, 1894DiedAt the same place, Dec 7, Frederick TORRAVILLE, aged 17 months.
January 6, 1894DiedOn the 12th. inst., Herbert Whitfield, darling child of Joseph and Dorcas STUCKLESS, age 2 years and one month. "In a world of pain and care, Lord thou wouldst no longer leave him. To thy meadows bright and fair, Lovingly, thou dost receive him. Clothed in robes of spotless white, Now he dwells with thee in light."

January 20, 1894Rescue of Ship's CrewIntelligence has been received of the rescue of the crew of the Norwegian bark "Helene" by Captain William DEUCHARS, of the British steamer "Mexican Prince". The Helene was bound from Halifax to Cardiff with a cargo of lumber and encountered a succession of fierce North-westerly gales. The barque was fast going to pieces, all her boats had been carried away, and her bulwarks smashed, when, in response to a signal of distress, the Mexican Prince bore down on the wreck. Such a heavy sea was running that Captain DEUCHARS did not venture to send a boat out, but signalled that he would lie by the barque all night, and asked her crew to keep flare up lights burning so that he would not lose her bearings. By dawn next morning the lifeboat of the Mexican Prince put off, and the Norwegian skipper's wife and the crew of (13 ?) man were transformed from the water-logged barque to the steamer having to be hauled one by one through the surf with a rope. Captain DEUCHARS was formerly master of one of the Dundee whalers, and has during his captaincy, saved 127 lives. The Scotsman.
January 20, 1894SUF MeetingS.U.F.. January 1st being the annual meeting of St.Peter's Lodge, S.U.F., No. 12, the following officers were elected and installed for the coming year, viz: - Bro. Wm. HITCHCOCK, W.M., Bro. Fred. NEWMAN, C.O., Bro. Em. HOUSE, 2nd O., Bro. Theo. LUTER, Q.M., Bro. Rev. R. TEMPLE, Chap. re-elected, Bro. John WHITE, Purser, Bro. John LUNNEN, Sec. re-elected, Bro. Robert JANES, L.O., Finance:- Arthur COLBOURNE, William SNOW. Investigating:- Reuben BLACKMORE, Jacob MOORES, Philip FREEMAN, Titus MANUEL, James SLADE. Sick:- Thomas PURCHASE, James ANSTEY, Daniel HAMLIN, John ANDREWS, James NEWMAN, Robert RYALL, Noah WHELLER, Arthur COLBOURNE, Samuel MAIDMENT. Managing:- Reuben BLACKMORE, Thomas YOUNG, Samuel YOUNG. Trustees:- Rev. R. TEMPLE, Obadiah MANUEL. FINANCE: cr. By Balance from past year $61.30, Received fees and Dues $198.50, Other Sources $25.00. Total $284.80. To Paid Sickness and Deaths $95.00, Working Expenses $55.30, Balance on hand $134.30.
January 20, 1894Mail DelayedOur Fogo correspondent complains that mail matter for here, has been lying in the Fogo and Change Islands Post Offices for weeks. This is certainly too bad, and must inconvenience trade considerably. But there is no reason whatever why there should have been so serious a delay in the transmission of correspondence that has been lying in these offices. Of course there has been no direct mail connection, but if the Post Masters in either of these places had had the presence of mind to have forwarded the mail matter for here by way of Gander Bay, (as the couriers from either of the places make weekly trips there) it might have been received here long since, and a great deal of annoyance to the public and especially to those more particularly concerned would have been avoided.
January 20, 1894Educational MeetingThe letter in the Sun a fortnight ago has already led to important results. The two Chairmen of the Boards of Education in this place consulted together, and decided to call a public meeting, for the purpose of electing a Local Committee to act with the Council of Higher Education at this centre. The meeting was held at the Court House by permission of the Magistrate, on Wednesday 17th, at eleven o'clock in the morning: such an early hour being necessary to catch the mail leaving the same evening. It was as well attended as could be expected under all circumstances ; and has certainly resulted in a forward step being taken in the right direction. Mr. THOMPSON, M.H.A., was chosen Chairman, and conducted the business of the meeting. The following eight gentlemen were appointed to act as the new Local Committee: F. STAFFORD, Esq., M.D. (Chairman), J.P. THOMPSON, M.H.A, (Secretary), Rev. Robert TEMPLE, R.D., Rev. Jabez HILL Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., Rev. T. HARWOOD, J.W. OWEN, Esq., C. MAYNE, Esq. These names have been sent on to Council for acceptance and as soon as a reply is received, the business of providing all things necessary for holding the Councils Examination at the end of June, 1894, will be proceeded with. Meantime our teachers and their pupils should exert themselves in readiness for a trial of their powers, at least in elementary subjects. We do not believe that our children are behind the rest of the Colony in ability; we are persuaded that all they need is the opportunity others enjoy. These examinations will stimulate teachers and scholars; and we hope that many will avail themselves year by year of this new chance to compete for the Diplomas and Prizes offered by the Council. We have already sufficient proof that our children taught in Twillingate, only can succeed in this way, side by side with others; since we can name four young girls who have just won Third Grade Diplomas, Miss Laura ASHBOURNE Miss Miriam HILL, Miss G. MAIDMENT, and Miss L. PEARCE, without any additional instruction or training than that which they gained in Twillingate schools (except Miss HILL); we are hopeful as to the future of Education in this centre. The committee will publish their acts from time to time in the columns of the Sun.
January 20, 1894Road Opens (Part 1)Road From Hall's Bay to Exploits Opened. Little Bay, Dec. 27, 1893. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: - I have no doubt you will be glad to hear that a junction by line of road, extending from Little Bay Bight to the railway, was completed on the twentieth of the present month; we have therefore a direct and good route to the railway line. This affords facilities to go to or from the city of St. John's and if need be, travellers can even reach White Bay without encountering any great difficulties. This is a boon that quite a number of people would have been glad of, had it existed a few years ago, when quite a number of gentlemen from the North had to spend a winter in St. John's, not being able to reach their homes owing to the inability of the mail steamer to get round Cape John. This route also affords better facilities for mail carriers, and will no doubt be the means of regular mails. The route is a very straight one from the shore at South Brook on the South Side of Hall's Bay. It is also very level and gives great credit to Mr. WHITE and his staff, for the judgment and skill displayed in the selection of so fine a route. The work on this line has been of much service to between three and four hundred men and boys, who have been employed; quite a number of families have received substantial help, that would now otherwise be wondering where the morrow's food would come from. We have therefore to feel thankful for the wise policy of the present progressive Government, of which you form no mean part. What do the traders now say to their wholesale falsehoods that they took so much pains to spread abroad, that this line was only a sham, and that it was to close down at the end of the elections. Why, sir, I can prove that some families earned over one hundred dollars for labor, after the sixth of Nov. Some single men earned after that, so high as forty dollars!
January 20, 1894Road Opens (Part 2)So much for a free and progressive Government. Our people will be alive to their false games in future: and it will be long ere they forget their being dealt with so falsely. There has been much more money earned on this line since election day than before it. A few days before finishing the cutting of the line, I met one of our hardy toilers with his pack to his back, making his way over the route for Conception Bay, and when asked his opinion of the road, he simply replied, "It's the levelest road in the country." I may here say that the superindendent has had quite a number of shelters erected for man and beast, who may need such shelter travelling this road. We have reason to thank the Giver of all good, for safely guiding all our work. We have not had one man receive an injury that would be worth notice, although stumping requires the uses of axes in a manner quite likely to cause trouble if care be not taken. The men all worked in a most creditable manner; steady at work, no grumbling or quarrelling in camp, ever ready to cheer their passing fellow workmen, evincing the best of good nature to the last, shouldering their packs and starting for home with three hearty cheers. Yours truly, J.B.H.
January 20, 1894Arrivals Messrs. George ROBERTS, John LOCKE and John HODGE, of Fogo, arrived from St. John's about one o'clock yesterday. They came by train to the junction road near Burnt Bay, arriving there Wednesday morning, travelled to Burnt Bay that day, and left there yesterday morning. The crews of the "Princess May" and "Minnot Light" also came by same route arriving here later in the day.
January 20, 1894Murder at Gander BayIt is reported that a murder was perpetrated at Gander Bay, ten or fifteen days since, the unfortunate victim being Mr. CLEAVES known for many years as manager of Mr. PHILLIPS' lumber tram. It appears that Mr. CATER, Mr. PHILLIPS' book-keeper, and CLEAVES had a dispute over some matter, when, it is said, CATER struck him on the head with an auger, from the effects of which he died shortly afterwards. The authorities have had the matter under investigation and full particulars will probably be received this mail.
January 20, 1894Spars For SaleA few fine spars ranging in length from fifty-five to seventy feet - now at Gander Bay, will be sold cheap. Apply to Wm. HARRIS, Gander Bay. or to W.T. STERRIT, Gander River, Hall's Bay Railway, Nov 11.

January 27, 1892Newfoundland MisrepresentedA copy of the New York Herald for November was sent us some time since by one of our Little Bay friends, which contains an article headed, "Distress Reigns in Newfoundland," "Terrible Condition of the Fishermen and Miners of the Desolate coast region," "Fighting against Starvation," &C., and is made up of misrepresentations and falsehoods against the colony. It was sent for the purpose of publication in our columns, but we regret that its length precludes us from doing this and to reprint parts would not put the unscrupulous writer in his true light before the public. The correspondence was evidently written by a tourist who had visited our shores, and taken a trip to the Northern part of the coast, and it is greatly to be regretted that when strangers visit the colony they go away and figure in some of the leading newspapers abroad, making such abominable statements which are calculated to prove detrimental to the colony's best interests. The publication of articles of the character in question, depicting the condition of the colony as so wretched and miserable, could not fail to have a deterrent effect on capitalists, who may be disposed to come to our shores, to speculate in mining or other enterprises, and therefore the writers thereof, are doing us a serious injustice. As regards distress amongst our people, we venture the opinion that it would be difficult to find another colony in any part of the globe where less poverty and distress reign than in Newfoundland. We do not mean to say that as a colony we are entirely exempt, but it is well known to every one conversant with the true state of affairs, that the past five years there has been less destitution than for many years previously, and that throughout the land there has been comparative immunity from distress and suffering as a consequence of bad times, so that the writer in the New York Herald, is utterly astray in the assertions he has made in this respect, against the colony and, we hope that whenever strangers visit our shores, they will go away and represent things in their true light.
January 27, 1892Statement of Dorcas SocietyFor the Year Ending 1893. Subscriptions 9 cents. Government Grant $100. A. Friend $4. Thomas FORD $4. E. & A. ROBERTS $2. R.D. HODGE $2. J.P. THOMPSON $1.50. A. GRAY $1.50. Frederick LINFIELD $1.20. Richard NEWMAN $1.00. George ROBERTS $1.00. G.G. WILLIAMS $1.00. W.J. SCOTT $1.00. William S. BAIRD $1.00. Andrew LINFIELD $1.00. W.H. MANUEL .60. J.S. COLBOURNE .50. R.M. DUFF .50. J.A.S. PEYTON .50. Samuel ROBERTS .50. Silas FACEY .50. P. SAMWAYS .50. S.C. THOMPSON .50. W.J. NEWMAN .50. James HODDER, (C.W.) .50. T.W. MANUEL .50. Samuel YOUNG .50. R. BLACKMORE .40. J. OAKLEY .40. A. Friend .40. Robert YOUNG .30. Robert RYAL .20. A. Friend .20. Total $130.20. Contributions received viz: in cash including Government Grant $106.10. Received in goods $24.10. Balance on hand account 1892 $27.09. Cash received in 1893 $106.10. Total $133.19. Cash paid for goods 1893 $105.47. Cash balance in hand $27.72. Total $133.19. E. HUGHES, Secretary. L. COLBOURNE, Treas.
January 27, 1894FireWidow BRENTON, of Virgin Arm, Friday's Bay, had her tilt and all its contents destroyed by fire on Thursday last. She lost all her clothing, and everything she possessed. She is far advanced in life and, we understand, has been a hard working industrious person. It would be a deed of charity to confer favors on one in such a predicament and we trust that she will not be overlooked by the charitably disposed of the community.
January 27, 1894ArrivalsMr. and Mrs. LETHBRIDGE, Mr. George HODDER, sr., and Mr. S. HARBIN, arrived from St. John's on Monday morning last. The fall of snow last week, retarded the progress of the railway, and they did not reach the Burnt Bay junction road until about eleven o'clock on Sunday. Mrs. LETHBRIDGE, we believe, is the first lady who has come here from St. John's by train by winter route.
January 27, 1894PoliticsPetitions have been filed before the courts in St. John's, against representatives that have been elected in several of the districts, in support of the WHITEWAY government, on the grounds that the election law against bribery, &c., was violated by them or their agents, during the election campaign. These charges have been made, no doubt, through vindictiveness on the part of defeated candidates, and are not likely to come to much.
January 27, 1894Murder Case"That Murder Case". The H.B. train arrived at Whitbourne this afternoon, but too late to connect with the regular. She brought His Worship Judge PROWSE back from his investigation into the supposed murder case at Gander Lake. After an enquiry into the case, he decided that the man CLEAVES died from inflammation of the lungs, and discharged the accused man CATER, there being nothing to connect him with CLEAVE's demise. It will be a matter of satisfaction that the crimeless character of the country is still maintained. Herald, Jan. 19.
January 27, 1894BirthAt Lynn, Mass., on the 26th ult., the wife of Mr. Jacob YOUNG of a son.
January 27, 1894MarriedAt Morton's Harbor, on the 22nd inst., by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, Mr. Alfred BARTLETT to Miss Jessie TAYLOR.

February 10, 1894S.U.F. Anniversary[Transcriber's Note: The following is the programme from a very long article on the 21st anniversary meeting of the SUF held 2 February at St.Andrew's Church.] Chorus - "Row Gently Row" - Choir. Address - Chairman. Recitation - "Boxiano" - Mr. A. BARRETT. Solo - "Flowers" - Miss N. PEARCE. Dialogue - "Defending the Castle". Recitation - "Fishes" - Miss R. PEYTON. Solo - "Committed to the Deep" - Mr. R.M. DUFF. Reading - Bro. W. NEWMAN. Solo - "Primrose Farm" - Miss FREEMAN. Dialogue - "Knights".Solo - "Under the Willow" - Miss R. PEYTON. Recitation - "Drifting with the Tide" - Miss N. PEARCE. Song - "Loves Golden Dream" - Misses ANSTEY and FREEMAN. Dialogue - "Hospitality". Solo - "Sailing" - Miss A. COOK. Dialogue - "Barking up the Wrong Tree". Song - "Just Before the Battle" - Misses ANSTEY and FREEMAN. Dialogue - "Why and Wherefore". Address - Mr. A. BARRETT. Chorus - "The Tars Farewell" - Choir. Dialogue - "Going Whaling". "God Save The Queen". May 1895 find S.U.F. still more prosperous than it is in 1894. And long may it continue to show the existence amongst us of Love, Purity and Fidelity.
February 10, 1894Ship NewsThe Schooner "Ethel B. Jacobs", Capt. "Sol" JACOBS, reached Boston Sunday afternoon, being the fourth boat to arrive there this season with frozen herring from Newfoundland. Captain JACOBS reports his herring to be of a fine quality, running about forty-five pounds to the hundred count. The schooner put in at Gloucester before going to Boston, and when near that port Friday evening jibed her mainsail, and some of the tackle struck Captain Jacobs on the left eye, knocking him down and straining his side. One of the crew was caught in the main sheet and nearly carried overboard. he escaped with a severe shaking up. During a blow up North, the Jacobs lost her foretopmast, the first topmast ever carred away on her since she was built. Another disaster happened to her Saturday as she was getting away from Gloucester, in tow of the tug "Seguin". The tug collided with the schooner pretty severely and smashed a portion of her port rail. Herald. Jan. 27.
February 10, 1894MarriedOn Jan. 15th, at the Parsonage, by the Rev. Jabez Hill, Mr. Amos CLARKE, of Back Harbor, to Miss Patience VERGE, of Jenkins Cove.
February 10, 1894MarriedAt the same place, on Jan 16th, by the same, Mr. Charles HILLIER, to Miss Emily HARNEY, both of Ragged Point.
February 10, 1894DiedAt St. John's on Jan. 25th, after a short illness, Elizabeth E., beloved wife of William COAKER, Southside, aged 59 years.
February 10, 1894AdvertisementNew Goods and Bargains At C. MacPHERSON's. Dress Goods - A large portion of our stock of New Dress Goods is now open - Splendid assortment and all good Value. Dress Making Department now busy. Please place your orders early. Job Lot. Boys' Caps 5c. Job Lot Girls Sailor Hats, covered and trimmed with velvet and light materials, just suitable for this season, 20c and 30c worth from 30c to 70c. C. MacPHERSON, Sign of the Leopard. At the old stand. 219 Water Street. June 3rd.

February 17, 1894Seal FisheryThe Coastal Co's steamer "Windsor Lake" will prosecute the Gulf Seal Fishery the coming spring. Captain DRAKE, who has some experience in sealing on that part of the coast, will be in command. The sealing voyage apparently offers a good return for invested capital. The owners of the Windsor Lake deserve success for their enterprise.
February 17, 1894SUF Anniversary"S.U.F. Anniversary at Fogo". Feb 6. 1894. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir:- Will you please insert in your valuable paper the following account of anniversary and march out on Candlemas day, of St. Andrew's Lodge, S.U.F., Fogo. Proceeding first from the Lodge Hall to St. Andrew's Church the brethren were treated to and participated in a short Church of England service, combined with portions of Lodge ritual, together with an excellent address by Rev. C. WHITE, from St. Luke v.c. 5v.: "and Simon answering said unto Him, Master we have toiled all the night and taken nothing. Nevertheless, at Thy word, I will let down the net", setting forth the duty of all, and especially Fishermen, in their arduous and precarious calling, never to be weary in well doing, but persevering unto the end, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of their faith, who will be sure to reward their labor in His own good time and manner. On leaving the Church, the procession wended its way to the residence of our worthy Magistrate, saluting the representative of Government, and receiving a gracious response thereto, then making their accustomed circuit of the harbor and returning to the Hall, dispersed without their usual tea this year, but in the evening a very enjoyable dance and ball was participated in by forty-two couples, including outsiders, patronised and enjoyed by Rev. C. WHITE and Lady, Messrs. EARLE, CROUCHER and COOK with respective partners of two firms and Miss EARLE. The Rev. TARRAN signalising himself with Miss EARLE, (who returned from England last year) in the light fantastic step of several polkas, Scottish dance, &c. Mr. EARLE equally lively in the quadrille; the whole affair being pronounced a perfect success, and tending in no small degree to exhilarate the young men and maidens for rem. of night. Yours Truly, M.S.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 1)"MURDERED!! "A Cold Blooded Crime. Brained With An Iron Bar." This morning the community awoke to learn the startling information that a brutal murder had been committed last evening. It was discovered last night, too late to be known by any but very few people. The victim of the crime is the old man well known in the city as William McCARTHY. It was committed with a hollow iron bar, like a section of gas pipe, and the motive was apparently robbery. The murderer is not yet caught, but was seen by residents near McCARTHY's house, leave it about 9:30 last night, and a pretty accurate description of him is in the hands of the police by this time. The old man McCARTHY, familiarly known as "Billy", was a well-known figure in this city. He was an aged, miserly individual, nearly 80 years old, and not over appreciated in the community, as he was remarkable for hardness of heart, and exacted his pound of flesh in his dealing with everyone he had to do with.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 2)Yet with all his faults one can scarcely help a feeling of regret at his violent and unprepared death, for he lived hard, and the few years yet remaining to him might have sufficed to better prepare him for the great hereafter. He was his own worst enemy and bitterly has he paid for it. He carried on business as a junk dealer, and lived in a house in Springdale Street, one of a number of tenements belonging to him. He was a hard landlord, always in trouble with his tenants, and constantly at law with them, and it may be found that wrongs of this character had something to do with his killing. As gleaned from various sources, the story of the crime is as follows: Shortly after midday he sent the girl WALSH home, saying he was going our for a while. Very soon after, he purchased a quantity of old lead, metal, etc., from a man who brought it to his door. Among the stuff, strange to say, was the very bar with which he was killed.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 3)The man who sold the things is variously described, but all agree that he was tall and middle-aged and resembled the man who is thought to have done the deed. The bargain concluded, the man left and shortly after, it was observed that McCARTHY's door was closed and his window blinds let down. The neighbours had not seen him leave, but did not generally pay much attention to his movements. The girl WALSH came several times and tried to get in, but found the door locked, and after tea made enquiries for him at the police station. During the afternoon and night not a sound was heard from the old man's quarters; all the neighbours are unanimous in agreement that no disturbance or noise of any kind occurred. About [9:30 pm ?] Mrs. [DILLON ?] next door, heard a slight noise in McCARTHY's and then heard the door slam. She knocked at the partition and called out, but got no answer.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 4)Then she went to her door, and saw a man leave McCARTHY's and walk quickly up Springdale St. towards Flower Hill. She and the other neighbours, who were about, describe him as being a tall man, of florid complexion, with a long overcoat and a soft high cap with a peak. A closer view of him could not be obtained he walked so rapidly. Having her suspicions aroused by the strange circumstance, she went to McCARTHY's door and found it open. She looked in but saw nothing, and then another young woman got a lamp and they both entered his house. When they got inside the door the lamplight revealed a pool of blood on the floor, and being frightened they left immediately and sent word for the police. An examination of the house was made and soon revealed the motive. In his bedroom was a chest or trunk, the key in the lock.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 5)Raising the cover they found a canvas bag in which he kept his money. It was empty and a thorough search failed to discover any money or valuables in the place. As he was known to have had money there that day, the only conclusion is that the murderer had robbed him. The question then arises, "Who was the Murderer?". And the answer must undoubtedly be, "The man who came out of the house about 9:30." And with this, the mysterious character of the affair becomes visible. No one had entered the house from early in the afternoon. It was locked the several times the girl tried the door, and the blind was down. He could not well have entered during the afternoon without neighbours seeing him, the window was not tampered with, and the back door from the outhouse has not been opened the winter, and shows not a solitary track in the snow.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 6)The theory of the police is that he obtained entrance, with the old man after midday, waited a favorable moment and killed him, then took the body by the heels and dragged it from the place he struck it down to the passage in the rear, where it would be out of the way, and then proceeded to ransack the place and make himself comfortable till after nightfall, when he could make his escape with comparative safety. This displayed a daring and a cold-bloodedness which stamps the murderer as a man of no ordinary ability and nerve, and places his crime in a category far above the few similar tragedies with which unfortunately, we have been visited. The astonishing fact, however, is that no noise was heard at all, for it seems incredible that the necessary movements of the criminal could have been made unnoticed.
February 17, 1894Murder (Part 7)The police are on the alert this morning, following up the clues they have obtained and they expect to make an arrest this evening. Meanwhile the body lies in the Morgue, and when a post mortem examination has been held, will be interred. It is to be sincerely hoped that the murderer will not escape, for such a disgraceful blot on our fair name demands that the utmost exertions should be put forward to hunt him down, and mete him out his just deserts when captured. Right here we would advise the police to watch the "Grand Lake", sailing to-night, and all outgoing trains and steamers for some time to come. -- Evening Herald, Jan. 30.
February 17, 1894TurrsTurrs have been very plentiful around here this winter; one man belonging to Crow Head secured about seventy-three one day this week.
February 17, 1894Ship NewsThe s.s. "Hope" comes North again this season, and her master of last year will again take charge of her. She will not leave for Fogo until the 1st March. The steamers "Neptune," "Ranger," and "Falcon" left last week for Pool's Island.
February 17, 1894Sons of TemperanceThe members of "North Star" Division, No 45, Sons of Temperance, intend holding their anniversary on Thursday, February 22. Tickets may be had from Bros. J.W. ROBERTS, F. LINFIELD, N. GRAY, A.W. PRESTON, C. WHITE, and C.D. MAYNE. Persons only will be admitted to tea, who hold a Ticket.
February 17, 1894Escape from DrowningOn Tuesday last, while in quest of turrs, a young man named James SHARP, of Crow Head, had a narrow escape from drowning. From what we can learn it appears that he was after killing some turrs, and was in the act of reaching home over some very feeble ice, when it gave away and he fell forward in the water, where he remained a considerable time. Being alone, it was with great difficulty he succeeded in getting out, which he did by means of his gaff. The day was one of the coldest for the winter, the thermometer being 15 below zero. Having lost his mitts while in the water both hands were badly frost-bitten. We understand he is now doing well, and will not need amputation as was feared.
February 17, 1894Old Fashioned Winters (Part 1)"Our Ancestors and their 'Old Fashioned Winters' ". The people of Newfoundland are passing through what is commonly called "an old fashioned winter." Why it is so designated, we can hardly explain, except on the supposition that at this season, and years ago, the weather was much more severe that we of the present quarter of the nineteenth century are wont to experience. In spite of the terrible death rate here in St. John's there still exist in our midst, a few venerable octogenarians in the possession of sound physical and mental facilities. In conversation with those "sacred relics of by-gone days," as James Russell LOWELL calls them, we are sometimes astonished at the tales they tell of Newfoundland winters in the early part of the century. Snow storms of a week's duration each, we are told, were then matters of common occurrence, while drifts assumed the proportions of small mountains and the thermometer went down to twenty-five and thirty below zero.
February 17, 1894Old Fashioned Winters (Part 2)Fancy the horrors of a Newfoundland winter in those days, in loosely-built houses, with large, open chimneys, the only heat, in most cases, being the limited quantity derived from piles of burning wood, artistically arranged on ancient Drudish contrivances, commonly called "dog irons". Such were some of the circumstances in which our forefathers lived and moved and had their vigorous being. Nevertheless, in these very conditions, they developed a sturdy manhood and a dauntless disposition, which made them at once the finest seamen, and the most hospitable people on the face of the earth. They scoured the wintry sea in their small 20 ton vessels, in the face of Arctic ice and terrific gales, and successfully prosecuted the seal fishery, while the voyage of 300 or 400 miles to Labrador, every spring, often without the aid of compass or chart, was undertaken with less concern than present-day marines evince in making a trip to Cape St. Francis. -- Evening Telegram.
February 17, 1894BirthsOn February 16th, at the Parsonage, the wife of the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., of a son.
February 17, 1894BirthsOn February 14th, the wife of Mr. J.P. THOMPSON, of a daughter.
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February 24, 1894Seal Fishery - Nfld.Very few seals have been captured by landsmen around our shores and the prospect of their getting many this Spring is not very bright at present.
February 24, 1894Seal Fishery - Nfld.Three schooners have been cleared from the Custom House for the seal fishery, up to date, vis: Tamarack, James YOUNG, Orion, Edward WHITE, and the Westville, John LANNEN. We wish them all a bumper trip.
February 24, 1894Seal Fishery - Nfld.We understand that Dr. GRENFELL of the Deep Sea Mission, and Dr. BOBARDT intend making a trip to the seal fishery this spring, as they want to make themselves acquainted with all phases of life in Newfoundland. They will go with Captain BLANDFORD in the "Neptune," and they could not be under better care and guidance than with the gallant captain, who will initiate them into the mysteries of seal hunting.
February 24, 1894Seal Fishery B.C.Twenty-one sealers have sailed from Victoria, B.C., so far, carrying 74 Indians and 428 whites. This constitutes one-third of the entire fleet.
February 24, 1894Seal Fishery B.C."Over 200 Men in Employment". Almost every day the fleet of sealing schooners, en route to the Japan coast, is enlarged by a fresh one starting out from Victoria, and on those which have already sailed, over 200 men have found employment for at least seven months. Yesterday the "Dora Steward" departed with a crew of (26 ?) men. She is captained by F. COLE, of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, who commanded the schr. "Penelope" on her last cruise. -- B.C. Colonist.
February 24, 1894Seal Fishery - Nfld."Seals on the Coast". A late North Sydney paper says that Capt. FARQUHAR of the steamer "Harlaw," which arrived a few days ago from Halifax, reports passing a number of seals in the water near the entrance of Big Bras d' Or. The genial Captain will again be in command of the "S.S. Newfoundland" on her sealing voyage the coming season. The steamer has for some time past been undergoing extensive repairs and alterations at Halifax, so as to fit her for the sealfishery. Capt. FARQUHAR will have no trouble in getting seal killers to go with him to the ice this year. Already many have applied for berths in the Newfoundland.
February 24, 1894Newfoundland Boxer (Part 1)Dick CRONAN. The Newfoundland Fisherman Boxer of Nine Years Ring Record. From a well-known sporting journal we take the following account of "a native" who has won renown in the prize ring in the Great Republic. In giving it a place in our columns it may be well to state, we merely do so as a matter of news, and knowing that many of our readers take a keen interest in the manly art of self-defence: Dick CRONAN, the "fisherman fighter" was born at St. George's Bay, Newfoundland, June 3, 1865. Dick is not strictly a fisherman, but on land he has been for nine years a boxer, and at sea has been a sailor, and of late years, mate of several sailing vessels. Dick's fistic career began with a fight at Coaster's Island with Ted SULLIVAN of Pittsburg, Penn. CRONAN won in five rounds.
February 24, 1894Newfoundland Boxer (Part 2)Next, CRONAN and Andy McCAULEY of Boston fought six rounds. The fight ended in a draw. In 1886 CRONAN fought an eight round draw with Abe HUMER. A month later he defeated HUMER in seven rounds. He next defeated Jack CASEY in two rounds, and later defeated CASEY at Brockton, Mass., in five rounds. CRONAN then had a four round draw with Martin E., SNEE, of Haverhill. He next defeated Mike BARRY, champion light-weight of Maine, in two rounds at East Boston, Mass. In 1887 he travelled with the John L. SULLIVAN combination, sparring nightly with Patsy HERRIGAN and George LeBAUNCHE, the Marine. In his next battle CRONAN's antagonist was Jimmy CONLEY of Cambridge. CRONAN fought at eight days notice and was defeated in six rounds. His next battle was with Joseph FEILDING of England, a four round draw, in New York. Dick's last battle was with Dan KENNALS of Florida, at Ebo City, Fla. CRONAN defeated him in the second round. CRONAN is now in Boston and is seeking a customer in the 140 pound class, where of late the fighting talk, and fistic engagements have been especially abundant.
February 24, 1894DiedAt Seal Cove, Friday's Bay, on the 17th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. George SAMPSON, aged 86 years.

March 3, 1894S.O.T. Anniv. (Part 1)"Love, Purity and Fidelity". The Sons of Temperance, "North Star" Division, No. 15, celebrated their anniversary on Feb. 22nd. It had been the custom in previous years to celebrate their anniversary on Shrove Tuesday, but on account of the proximity of the other anniversaries it was postponed to the day named. The day chosen being fine, the Society and the Band of Hope, 50 in number, assembled in the hall at noon; and at 2 p.m., wended their way to the North Side Methodist Church, where the Rev. J. HILL preached their annual Sermon, taking for his text 1. Chronicles 10 c. 31v., "Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God." The preacher treated his subject in a most masterly style, and the brethren considered it admonishing, instructive and encouraging. After Divine service the Society marched as far as Back Harbor beach, and from thence to the hall where a grand tea was provided, to which they did ample justice. The concert began as usual at 7.30 p.m., and was opened by the Worthy Patriarch, Bro. C. MAYNE, who in a short but effective speech, introduced as chairman, the Rev. J. HILL, and he proved himself a very efficient one, maintaining thorough good order, throughout the meeting. The chairman also gave a short speech which was well received, and then proceeded with the programme. The singing was especially good throughout. The two duets "Song of the Fountain," and "Light Canie" were sweetly rendered; and the quintet, with its grand bass very effective. Mrs. E. ROBERTS, who presided at the organ and had charge of the singing, is to be congratulated upon its success. Bro. John LOCKE's speech was productive of much fun. The various dialogues, recitations, etc., in most cases were well rendered. Subjoined is the programme:
March 3, 1894S.O.T. Anniv. (Part 2)Chorus - "Keep the Temperance banner waving". Prayer - Rev. J. Hill. Chairman's Address. Duet - "Song of the Fountain". Recitation - "A Grogsellers Dream" - Sydney LOVERIDGE. Dialogue - "Next Morning". Recitation - "The Mouse and her Promise" - Edward LINFIELD. Recitation - "What I Like" - Garfield MOORES. Song - "Master is Come" - Choir. Address - Bro. John LOCKE. Recitation - "A Mother's Prayer" - M. NEWMAN. Dialogue - "Confirming Echo". Recitation - "Drunkards Inventory" - H. BLACKMORE. Dialogue - "Reaping the Fruits". Recitation - "High Top Boots" - Gilbert BARRETT. Quintet - "Ye Sons of Temperance". Recitation - "Lost" - Stephen LOVERIDGE. Recitation - "I'm a Teetotal" - S. MOORES. Drunkards' Soliloquy - A. COLBOURNE. Song - "Be not Deceived" - Choir. Recitation - "Rosa's last words" - Olivia BLACKMORE. Dialogue - "Moderation". Duet - "Light Canoe". Recitation - Berthie ROBERTS. Dialogue - "Fast Colours". Recitation - "Little Nell" - Janet HODDER. Recitation - A. SPENCER. Song - "The Dawning of the day". "God Save the Queen".
March 3, 1894Herring Neck (Part 1)Entertainment at Herring Neck. An Entertainment, which was to have been given in Green's Cove school-room on the 5th ult, (Shrove Tuesday), for the purpose of raising money towards getting new windows, and otherwise repairing the School chapel there, was postponed owing to the icy hand of death being laid upon a near and dear relative of one of its chief promoters. It was further postponed from Tuesday evening 22nd ult., on account of rough weather, to that of Thursday 22nd ult., when it took place in St. Mary's School-room, Salt harbor. The evening being fine, and walking good, a very respectfully and orderly audience patronised the affair, and filled the large schoolroom. The tickets for reserved seats were quickly disposed of. The young gentlemen who acted as committee of management, Messrs. GABRIEL, GRIMES, CROCKER and BURTON, did their work very nicely, in so politely showing each of their patrons to their seats, and took a great deal of trouble otherwise in making the entertainment so pleasant. All the performers did their parts extremely well and the three hours entertainment given would compare favorably with those of its kind usually given in the outports. It would be almost invidious to notice specially, any of the different parts taken, yet I think all will agree that Miss CONNOLY's rendering of "Bride Bells," and Mr. CROCKER's inimitable acting as Sambo, in the Dialogues "Telephone and Doctor" as well as his discourse on "Fun and Amusements" as the Rev. Tedekiah Squash, were deservedly much appreciated. In fact all who took part must have given considerable time and trouble to make the evening's amusements so pleasing; and the audience showed that they were fully satisfied and had the worth of their money, by the beaming faces and hearty burst of applause.
March 3, 1894Herring Neck (Part 2)Programme: Chorus - "Full and Harmonious". Reading - "Ears" - Mr. PEPPER. Song - "Down the Stream the Shadows Darken" - Miss CONNOLLY. Dialogue - "A Cat without an Owner". Song - "Sailing" - Mr. MUNDY. Song - "The Bogie Man" - Mr. GABRIEL. Recitation - "Mary, Queen of Scots" - Mr. LOCKYER. Dialogue - "How She Managed Him". Song - "Sweet Katie Conner" - Mr. GRIMES. Dialogue - "The newly invented Telephone". Song - "Bride Bells" - Miss CONNOLLY. Reading - "Victim of the Toothache" - Mr. GABRIEL. Song - "The Bills I have to pay" - Mr. LOCKYER. Dialogue - "How Sambo fooled the Dentist". Song - "Kind Words" - Miss DALLY. Discourse - "Fun and Amusement" - Mr. CROCKER. Song - "The Moon is Beaming over the Lake" - Miss RICHARDS. Reading - "Pa's Initiation" - Mr. HOLWELL. Song - "Our Jack's come Home to-day" - Mr. MUNDY. "God Save the Queen".
March 3, 1894Return of CitizensThe Rev. T.W. HARWOOD, who was attending Methodist Missionary Meetings at Fogo and intermediate places, returned Thursday, accompanied by Mr. Frank ROBERTS and Mr. Titus LINFIELD.
March 3, 1894Ship NewsThe schooner "Laddie" owned by Robert SCOTT, Esq., of Fogo, arrived at Barbados on the 16th ult., after a passage of twenty-one days. She was expected to leave again yesterday with a cargo of molasses for St. John's. Mr. John SCOTT, who was in command of the "Matilda" the past summer sailed in her as mate, to whom we wish every success.

March 10, 1894ExplosionBy Telegraph. (Special to the Sun) Dynamite Explodes on Board S.S. "Walrus". Several Persons Injured. Beaver Cove, March 8. A sad accident occurred on board the s.s. Walrus, at Pool's Island, yesterday. While some men were warming dynamite in the galley it exploded; boatswain BRETT was terribly injured, and only lived a short time afterwards. George THOMS had his skull fractured and also received other injuries; he is not expected to live. James HURLEY also received a heavy shock; both of his hands were injured but not very dangerous. St. John's, March 9. The s.s. "Newfoundland", sailing from Halifax, passed outside the Narrows Tuesday, bound to the Northern ice fields. Our steamers will sail two o'clock Saturday. An explosion occurred on board the "Walrus," at Pool's Island, Wednesday while some men were warming dynamite in the galley; three men were seriously injured. Boatswain BRETT died shortly afterwards. THOMS and HURLEY were badly hurt.
March 10 1894DiedOn the 7th inst., Ann, relict of the late William YOUNG, aged 77 years.
March 10, 1894DiedAt Exploits, on February 21st, Ann, relict of the late Andrew PEARCE, aged 86 years.

March 17, 1894Strange Sighting"The Sea Serpent Again". The steamship ("Umfali" ?) Messrs. BULLARD, KING, & Co.'s new steamer, had a strange experience during the voyage out. When the vessel was about 300 miles North of Cape Verde, lat. 23 deg. N., long. … deg. W., and about half-past .... in the afternoon, the chief officer (Mr. C.A. POWELL) who was in charge of the bridge, espied a strange looking monster swimming through the waves. The object was about 300 yards away from the ship, and presented the appearance of a huge serpent, with slimy skin, and several pairs of short fins, about 20 ft. apart. In circumference it measured about the same dimension as a full-sized whale, and about 80 ft. of its body could be seen above water. Mr. Powell immediately sang out to several of the passengers, who were on the afterdeck at the time, and each had a good look at the monster. Aided by his glasses, the chief officer distinctly saw the serpent's mouth open and shut. The jaw appeared about 7ft. long, and was armed with large teeth, the gums being of a whitish colour. The serpent had the appearance of a huge conger eel, both in shape and colour, the skin underneath being white. A few minutes after it had been sighted, Captain CRINGLE happened to come on the bridge and immediately caught sight of the monster. It was then well on the port quarter and the Captain had the ship's course altered, so as to follow it up. At the same moment the serpent headed directly towards the vessel until quite close up, and then altered its course, and was soon lost in the distance. Owing to the fading light and the uncertainty of being able to overtake the object, Captain CRINGLE abandoned the idea of giving chase. As the serpent turned in the water a further large portion of its length was seen, moving with an undulating motion, and it is computed that the entire length could not have been less than 150 feet. It will doubtless be remembered that a few months ago a creature answering the above description was passed in the very same latitude by a Liverpool ship bound for the West Coast of Africa. -- The Natl Advertiser.
March 17, 1894Published by AuthorityHis Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Dr. George SKELTON, Sir Robert THORBURN and Capt. Samuel BLANDFORD to be members (provisionally) of the Legislative Council. The following gentlemen to be Governors of the Savings Bank: - Hon. Jas. ANGEL, Hon. Dr. SKELTON, Legislative Council; Hon. Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, Hon. E.P. MORRIS, T.J. MURPHY, Esq., W. DUFF, Esq., and the Hon. the Speaker, House of Assembly. Secretary's Office, Feb. 6, 1894. Member returned to serve in the Municipal Council of St. John's for Ward 1 of the Municipality: Hon. John HARRIS. His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. James POND, to be a member (additional) of the Fox Harbor (Trinity) Road Board. Secretary's Office, February 13. His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint the Revs. Dr. PILOT, Dr. MILLIGAN, A.D. MORTON, Bro. J.D. SLATTERY, J.J. WICKHAM, Esq., J.W. WITHERS, Esq., and J. COWAN, Esq., to be a Commission to inquire into, and report upon the operation of the Pension Scheme provided for teachers in the "Education Act 1892". Edgar BOWRING, Esq., and A. John HARVEY, Esq., to be members of the Church of England Board of Education for St. John's East in place of Frederick RENDELL, Esq., deceased, and J. WEST, Esq., left the country; Mr. Wm. Hy. JERRETT, to be a Surveyor of Lumber. His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognise Mr. Charles A.M. PINSENT as Vice-Council for Portugal.
March 17, 1894Letter to the Editor"A Letter From Mr. CODY. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir : - I, J.B. CODY, Notary Public, duly authorised, admitted and sworn, residing and practising in Little Bay, do hereby certify that the 2nd July, 1892, I wrote the following letter, signed Pro Patrid, to the Evening Telegram; and my chief object in writing, was to show that the mining interest of this Bay, was in too limited a hand altogether for success, in which I gave the result of my own experience, combined with the best information which I could obtain from the leading miners. Hence it is, after it appeared in the papers, Manager WHYTE and Father FLYNN conspired against me, and marked me for the slaughter. There is an old saying that when a Scotchman smiles he means mischief. So, Manager WHYTE went smiling to Father FLYNN, placed some anonymous letters in his hands, saying at the same time, "I utilise you to do some engineering. We must expatriate CODY". Oh Logengula, King of the Matables, what can I do against such weapons? Has my course carried me beyond the acquiescence of Ecclesiastical Tribunals? It was all I could expect of such a man as Manager WHYTE, but I am moved by feelings of sorrow at the thought that Father FLYNN, who has sat at the one desk with me for years, could be so unprincipled as to deprove me of my situation, because I was self-confident enough to tread on the toes of the Mining King (Mr. WHYTE). Wherefore I, the said Notary, in a spirit of fairness and fair play, hereby appeal to my Fellow Countrymen on the merits of the case, which I attest, J.B. CODY. Little Bay, Jan. 22nd, 1894.
March 17, 1894CODY's Original Letter (Part 1)(Copy) (To the Editor Evening Telegram) Dear Sir:- The following remarks on mining will, I trust, prove beneficial to the Colony: I notice that two gentleman arrived here by the s.s. "Portia", viz. Mr. THOMPSON, New York, and a Mr. BROWN, of London, to inspect this mine. Dame Rumour has been very busy these last few days, in all directions, that a rift will take place among the company, and the reasons are evidently dictated by interested motives. I give my opinion from a mineralogical view. It is admitted that a permanent Official of this Bay is negotiating with Matheson & Co., of England, trying to bluff one party at the expense of another. And I must give advice to all concerned to mark closely the course of events and avoid disintegration. I have watched with great interest the development of affairs these last few years. I notice that several mining locations are taken, and documents drawn in the name of Matheson & Co., and the mine is working under the name of N.C.C.M. Company.
March 17, 1894CODY's Original Letter (Part 2)I must censure such a proceeding. Somebody must be on the downgrade. I am aware that we have some excellent finds; shafts have been sunk in several places, and advices from the miners are so exceptionally favorable that I cannot refrain from calling special attention to other companies. Thus it is shown, that four or five copper mines can be worked in the vicinity of Little Bay, and there are indications of the whole Bay being so extraordinary rich in copper, that a great future may be predicted for it. It is a curious fact that the mines and finds of this Bay were never favorably reported. I intimate that the cause is owing to an optional deal, monopolising all for Matheson & Co., and debarring other companies from investing. Consequently, this Colony has naturally suffered, and still suffers from such monopolies. The great lodes of copper lately discovered, have by the way, never been sufficiently recommended to foreign companies.
March 17, 1894CODY's Original Letter (Part 3)I would advise all Newfoundlanders to view this question from a public standpoint. In my humble opinion, mining is only in its infancy in this Colony. No mercantile or foreign monopolists must be permitted bo obscure or dwarf the issues of our resources that are destined to be the most important in which the Colony has ever engaged. Advices just to hand state that on Colchester and McKenzie claim, two new lodes of copper have been struck which the finders say can be traced through the whole length of the section, and the veins are four feet wide fine copper; and this company knows all about the great lodes on Colchester and Lady Pond locations. But whatever the Matheson Party may do, Little Bay shares and mines are worth picking up. I trust that the press will be up and doing, and show our mineral wealth to outsiders, as the matter is one of considerable public interest to the Colony. If we do not bring our wares to market, we shall not be able to dispose of them. Yours &c., Pro Patrid, Little Bay, July 2nd, 1892.
March 17, 1894Narrow EscapeGeorge PAYNE and John SHEPPARD, of Wild Cove, lost their guns yesterday, having fallen in the water while out seal hunting, and narrowly escaped being drowned.
March 17, 1894Narrow EscapeTwo men of Back Harbor narrowly escaped drowning yesterday. They were out in quest of seals, and having killed several were in the act of crossing the ice for them, when they fell through.
March 17, 1894SealingQuite a number of seals, young and old, were killed yesterday by people who were off in boats. There were hundreds of young ones seen on the ice from the Light House, and had the wind continued like it was Thursday, and pressed the ice close to land, which would have enabled the men to travel, there would have been a big haul yesterday.
March 17, 1894Narrow EscapeWhat was near being a sad drowning accident occurred at Dildo, [Run] on Thursday, the 8th inst. When Josiah OAKE, of Change Islands, and a boy of the same place, were returning home early that morning from Indian Head, where they had been for several days cutting wood, fell through the ice, where a strong current was running. They were in the water a considerable time, (long enough for two of their dogs to get drowned) and it is thought that they would have met with the same fate, if the man had not the presence of mind to get out his pocket knife and sheath knife, and by making holes in the ice with them, helped himself out, and afterwards rescued the boy; both of them were nearly exhausted.
March 17, 1894Marine WonderThe following marine wonder is taken from the Waterford Citizen: -- Advice has been received of the arrival at Galveston of the Norwegian barque "Elsa Anderson", having in tow the hull of an English built brig, which had apparently been burned at sea more that fifty years ago, and which appeared on the surface of the ocean after a submarine disturbance off the Faroe Islands. The hull of the strange derelict was covered with sea shells, but the hold and under decks contained very little water. In the captain's berth were found several iron-bound chests, the contents of which had been reduced to pulp, except a leather bag, which required an axe to open. In it were guineas bearing date 1809, and worth over £1,000. There were also several watches and a stomacher of pearls, blackened by the action of the water. Three skeletons were also discovered, one of a man nearly seven feet high.
March 17, 1894House FireA double house belonging to John and Martin O'DRISCOLL of Bay Bulls, was destroyed by fire three o'clock Monday morning [unreadable] and four children were consumed in the flames; the other family barely escaped. The two fathers were on their way to St. John's when the terrible calamity occurred.
March 17, 1894Election TrialWOOD's and MOORE's election trial was concluded yesterday. The judge may give decision next week. There was no evidence of any direct or personal bribery being used all through the campaign. If they are unseated it will be owing to the expenditure of public monies for opening roads and on other public works, giving employment to quite a number of people. The public sentiment condemns the action of the opposition in respect to these trials.
March 17, 1894Ship ArrivalThe sealing steamer "Esquimaux", arrived yesterday being over thirty days from Dundee and encountered very stormy weather.

March 24, 1894DeathCapt. TRUSCOTT Dead. The sad intelligence was received in town this morning of the death of Captain TRUSCOTT at Rio, Brazil. No particulars have come to hand, but it is probable the captain died of yellow fever, which at present is epidemic in that locality. Captain TRUSCOTT was a native of Plymouth, where his widow resides, but for the last twenty years or so, has been sailing out of this port. At the time of his death he was in command of the brigantine "Grace," owned by the firm of Edwin DUDER. The deceased was one of the most popular captains sailing out of this port. He possessed the warm heart and generous disposition of the true sailor and won hosts of friends wherever he went. As a seaman, his qualities were of the highest, and his death is a great loss to the firm whose vessel he commanded. Evening Herald, March 9.
March 24, 1894Death of HuntersA New Bay correspondent, writing under date of the 16th of February, sends us the following: "It is my painful duty to ask you to record in the columns of your paper one of the saddest accidents that ever occurred here. Early on Friday morning, the 9 inst., Samuel SPENCER and his brother, Josiah, started out to shoot some birds in a small bay of water, not more than two miles wide anywhere, that has been open nearly all the winter, between Cottles Island and Matthew WARD's Head. Towards evening a severe storm came on suddenly, and they were not able to reach the standing ice, and early next morning they were found in their little boat both frozen to death, one lying straight in the bottom of the boat face downwards, the other kneeling down by the stern-thwart and leaning forward over it. And when they were taken by the men to their home, to see the agony, and hear the deep wail and cries of their aged grandmother, father and mother, and younger brothers and sisters, was enough to melt the hardest heart. The following Wednesday they were laid side by side in one grave, there to wait the blast of the Archangel's trump that shall bid them rise. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved. Samuel SPENCER, the oldest, was 21 years of age, and Josiah SPENCER was 17 years. Hundreds of birds i.e., turrs, have been killed here this winter, and just lately hundreds have been picked up, frozen in the ice; the oldest person here, never saw the like, The weather has been very stormy with more snow than we have had for many winters".
March 24, 1894SealingLandsmen have done fairly well with seals around our shores this week. Some crews having secured about two hundred. On Monday several hundred were landed on the Shag Rocks and Back Harbor, Gull Island, nearly everybody getting a double tow. Tuesday the weather being stormy and the ice not close to land, prevented the men from getting off; but Wednesday morning the Northerly wind put the ice in again, and a good haul was made that day, some men getting their seals as near as a mile and a half and two miles from Long Point, and was able to work in their double tows. On Thursday the ice slackened, and the men who went off in their boats did well, one crew getting as many as a hundred and thirty. Yesterday the ice was all right for travelling on again, and hundreds of seals were landed.
March 24, 1894By Telegraph(Special to the Sun) St. John's, March 22. The House met Monday. Tuesday the time was occupied chiefly with Supply and Ways and Means; adjourned to-day for Easter recess.
March 24, 1894Election TrialThe second election trial, this one being against Hon. J.P. ROX and T.J. MURPHY, members for St. John's East, was commenced Tuesday before Chief Justice CARTER. The decision of the first case has not yet been given.
March 24, 1894SealingThere are thousands of seals in Bonavista Bay; yesterday some hundreds were taken.
March 24, 1894MailIt was very stormy last night. The Northern mail arrived last Friday and another yesterday.
March 24, 1894DiedOn the 15th inst., Sarah Bessie, beloved child of Robert T. and Mary S. GILLINGHAM, aged 2 years. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
March 24, 1894DiedAt Three Arms, after a short illness, Mr. Solomon STRONG, aged 85 years. He was a native of Twillingate, and has been for fifty-seven years a resident of Three Arms. His death will be learned with deep regret by his many sincere friends.

March 31, 1894Steamer RefitThe boilers of H.M.S. "Blake" have all been retubed and ferruled, and it is said, since this was done she can do her twenty-two knots easily. The "Blenheim," a sister ship, to the Blake, is spoken of as the next flagship for the North American station.
March 31, 1894SealingThe steamer "Hope", Capt. J. BRETT, that has been in sight from the lighthouse for the last fortnight, drifted down within four or five miles of Long Point Wednesday, and several of her crew walked ashore. They reported having sixteen thousand seals on board, and about eight thousand panned, and had the ice been loose to enable the steamer to get through it, they would have been loaded ere this, and on their way to the capital.
March 31, 1894Ship RepairsThe coasting schooner "Mary Parker", belonging to the firm of Edwin DUDER, is undergoing extensive repairs at the firm's premises, Riverhead, under the supervision of Mr. ROSE, ship's carpenter, preparatory to resuming her summer services. She is stripped down, getting new top timbers and a stern post in, and is to get a new deck, spars, &c., and when completed will be one of the staunchest looking schooners leaving this port. -- Daily News, March 10.
March 31, 1894ShipwreckThe "Tamarack", James YOUNG, master, was near Western Head on Wednesday, and some of the crew came ashore. They have about three thousand five hundred seals, and reports the schooner to be in a sinking condition, having got a squeeze in the ice Tuesday night, a large pan entering her side and breaking several planks, which allowed the water to run in pretty freely. Early yesterday morning, when about five miles North of Long Point, the captain decided to leave her, so the masts were cut overboard and the crew started for land with their boats, leaving the seals in a bulk, on the ice near the wreck.
March 31, 1894Marine AccidentsExperiences a Succession of Gales and Heavy Seas. The schooner "Ada," Capt. LEAMAN, 46 days from Figueira, with about 120 tons salt, heavy ballast, arrived here this morning, consigned to M.A.S. RENDALL. She had a very stormy passage. From the 5th to the 27th February she had a succession of gales from the S.W. around to N.W., and with very heavy seas. But the most important outcome of her trip is the speaking to, on March 6th, at 6 p.m., about 40 miles due South of Cape Race, the s.s. "Briscoe", Capt. F.J. SOARES, damaged, somewhat disabled and short of coals. All the available woodwork about the decks had been burnt, and the crew were then having recourse to the cabin furniture and fixtures to help on the steamer to a port. To add to the troubles, a large hole, the mate reported, was in the steamer's bow. Assistance was much needed - assistance which the Ada could not give. The Briscoe had been on the way from Hamburg for New York, and, shipping a very heavy sea, was so damaged that she was compelled to put into Queenstown, from which place she is now something over 34 days out. The Briscoe is an iron screw steamer of two decks, built by Palmers in 1882, owned by J. E. BOWSER, ARMSTRONG & Co., and is registered at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Her gross tonnage is 2,226 tons, length 292 feet, width 38-3 feet, depth 23-7 feet, horse-power 250, official number 86.081, and code letters, W.L.P.S. This steamer, in tow by the tug D.P. Ingraham, would be quite a bonanza. -- Telegram, March 8.
March 31, 1894Safe in PortThe S.S. "Briscoe" Arrives All Right. The s.s. Briscoe has arrived in port all right. She was brought hither by the "Virginia Lake" from her perilous position off Cape Race, and entered the harbor at about four o'clock this morning. Messrs. BOWRING Brothers are her agents here, and she will be supplied with coal by them. She has a large hole in the bow, caused by ice contact, which will take some time to repair. The experience through which the men on board went, was most exciting, and has already been told in the Telegram. The steamer all through this voyage has had very hard luck, and when picked up, on March 2, by the "Ulunda' was badly off. The Ulunda towed her for a day, and then the hawser burst, the Ulunda went on, and the Briscoe remained behind. She is short of both coal and provisions, and when met by the Virginia Lake yesterday at 4 a.m., got food from her. The sight of the vessel bearing down on her was a pleasant one to the crew, who were about giving up hope, and preparing to die like sailors. The ship was badly beaten by the seas and ice, and is salt laden. The mate, when interviewed this morning, said the experience was the worst in his sea life, and that till in-tow with the Virginia Lake, neither he nor any of the crew had slept for nights and nights. A cablegram was despatched this morning to the owners, for orders. -- Ibid, March 13.
March 31, 1894Asbestos MiningMr. J.R. HAYES, of the West Coast, is in town, at present, engaged in floating a company to work one of his asbestos claims on that part of the island. He seems to be progressing favourably, and a good deal of stock, it is said, has already been taken up. The reports of the value of the claim by Professor JONES and other experts; all indicate that the find is a valuable one. Other asbestos claims on the West Coast have been stocked by Canadian capitalists, and, no doubt, Mr. HAYES could get the stock for this one on the other side of the gulf also; but he thinks it too good a thing, not to give the St. John's capitalists a share in it. The mine is not far from the sea shore, and is therefore very accessible for shipping. -- Trade Review, March 10.
March 31, 1894Use for AsbestosIn speaking of asbestos, we are reminded that one of the great fields for it in the future, is in connection with electrical machinery. The fact that it is non-combustible gives it its great merit for this work. Already it is largely used for the work, and as time goes on, and electricity takes its place as the motive power of the future, the use of asbestos must increase accordingly. There was a shipment of asbestos made from the West Coast a few days since, to Liverpool. This is the first, and the result is looked towards with anxious anticipation. -- Ibid.
March 31, 1894Mineral Exports (Part 1)Amount Shipped from Pilley's Island. Very few people in St. John's realise to what large proportions the exportations of Iron Pyrites have grown within a year of two, and the amount of labour given at Pilley's Island to those engaged in mining there. We have been given the following figures by T.N. MOLLOY, Esq., the gentlemanly United States Consul here, and they may be of interest to the readers of the Trade Review: The first cargo shipped in 1893, was as early as January 7th, in the s.s. Louisburg, besides 320 tons of copper pyrites from Little Bay. It might be explained that copper pyrites is distinct from iron pyrites, pure and simple, in as much as it contains a percentage of copper which considerably enhances its value. For instance, the value of 320 tons of copper pyrites on board the Louisburg, her first trip last year, was $16,166.50 while the 1050 tons of iron pyrites was only worth $5,462.50. The whole value of this cargo it will be seen, was $21,529. The next cargo we find shipped was on May 31st, in the s.s. Capulet, which took 1500 tons of pyrites, valued at $7,802.50. The Capulet also took the next cargo of 1331 tons, valued at $6,923.70: on June the 26th the s.s. Arecuna took 601 tons the value of which was $3,127.70. The Tafna followed with 3101 tons, worth $16,130: on July 3rd the Cordelia carried away 940 tons, valued at $4,890.00: and in the early days of August the Arecuna took 1400 tons, worth $7,805: on August the 18th the Topaz cleared with 2556 tons, value $13,203.70: followed by the Avalon with 2000 tons, valued at $10,402.50: the Arecuan cleared on September 6th with 1850 tons, the value of which was $9,625: on September 26th the [Tafna ?] is down for 3071 tons worth $15,922.20: in October the Avalon took on board 3000 tons, the value of which was $15,605: in the same month the Arecuna took away 1960 tons, worth $10,197:
March 31, 1894Mineral Exports (Part 2)On November the 24th the Justice took 2998 tons, valued at $15,594.70: on the 25th November the Arecuna cleared with 1897 tons, worth $9,866.90: On December 2nd the Greetlands took 1318 tons which was valued for $6,850: on the 13th the Cape Breton took 2,260 tons, valued for $11,7754.50: on December the 22nd the Silvia cleared with 1400 tons worth $7,282.50: and on the 29th the Thames took 1571 tons valued at $8.071.70. This closed the shipments of pyrites from Pilley's Island for American ports during the year, beside which some went to Canada, of which the record is not at present obtainable. On reckoning up the figures, it will be seen that altogether, there were shipped (including the 320 tons of copper pyrites from Little Bay), 38,214 tons, the aggregate value of which was $195,780.10. Here is an industry that has come into existence within recent years, giving employment to hundreds of men throughout the year. Nor is the output likely to decrease, for not only is there plenty of mineral to be obtained, but the demand for it is growing in the United States and elsewhere. It may not be generally known that a good deal of our copper also goes to the United States, especially from Tilt Cove. Last year there were shipped from that port 23,097 tons, the value of which was $68,609.10. It will be thus seen that the shipments of ore from Tilt Cove and Pilley's Island last year aggregated 59,311 tons, the value of which was $264,384.20. -- Trade Review, March 10.
March 31, 1894NoticeLOST. At Labrador, last summer, A New Cod Trap, with a cotton bottom. The parties who picked it up will be rewarded by sending information of the same to Esau BLANDFORD, Herring Neck.
March 31, 1894AdvertisementA CARD. The subscriber respectfully informs his friends and the General Public that he has been duly appointed Notary Public for the Island, and Commissioner of Affidavits for Supreme Court, and will be prepared to draw Protests, Wills and other Documents on the shortest notice and most reasonable terms. Particular attention given to conveyance of land with Diagrams where required. Thomas PEYTON. Notary Public &c.
March 31, 1894Death on the IceThree Men Perished On Ice At Flat Rock. (Special to the Sun). St. John's, March 27. Several men went sealing Saturday from Flat Rock, and the wind veered, wheeling the ice and taking the men also; but all reached land safely except a man named PARSONS and two of his sons, who perished on the ice.
March 31, 1894SealingSeveral seals were caught here Saturday.
March 31, 1894Election TrialsJudge WINTER gave a decision in WOODS and MOORES election case to-day disqualifying both. Great indignation prevail among the masses in consequence of the result. James MURRAY's trial began yesterday.

April 7, 1894Wreck of SchoonerThe wreck of the schooner "Tamarack" has been picked up near Fogo Island, and nearly all the seals were saved.
April 7, 1894SealingWe understand that several thousand seals have been captured at Exploits, Fortune Harbor and Leading Tickles this spring.
April 7, 1894Wreck of SchoonerThe schooner "Orion" is reported lost somewhere near Fogo Islands, and the crew were hauling the seals ashore at Turr Rock Thursday.
April 7, 1894Seals Lost By the heavy sea that hove in last Saturday night, quite a large number of seals were washed away from Exploits and Waldron's Cove, one man who had seventy-two in a bulk on the rocks lost all excepting two.
April 7, 1894The Seal Hunter"Hard on the Poor Seal Hunter". It is very hard on the poor seal hunter, after he has risked his life on the icefields, to be deprived of the fruit of his toil by the cupidity of the trader and merchant. There has been no depreciation in the price of seals to warrant local buyers in offering only half the value for them. No sooner does the "toiler of the sea" here get a chance to gather a good harvest than the grab-all propensity of those with whom he has to deal manifests itself, and he is heartlessly victimised. Thus it is that the Newfoundland fishermen finds it so difficult to improve his circumstances. At present he does not get for the whole "pelt" anything like the value of skin itself. Ordinarily, young seal skins in the London market are worth from $1.20 to $1.40 each. This being the case, what a piece of injustice it is to offer the sealer for both skin and fat not even the value of the skin alone! Truly, "man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn." -- Evening Telegram, March 26. -
April 7, 1894Deaths (Part 1)The Rev. John CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Keppel WHITE, Widow of Rev. E. Keppel WHITE. We have to record with deep regret the death of two well-beloved members of the Church of England - the Rev. John CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Keppel WHITE. We may say with David: "They were pleasant in their lives and in death they were not divided." Both Mr. Keppel WHITE and Mr. CUNNINGHAM commenced their Missionary work in this colony at the same time, 1847. We can well recall the arrival of these two young clergymen and their wives. Mrs. Keppel WHITE will long be remembered for her kindness and hospitality. In Fortune Bay she was beloved by all. A better wife, a kinder and more affectionate parent never existed than the deceased lady. Her end was very sudden and has been a terrible blow to her sorrowing family.
April 7, 1894Deaths (Part 2)The Rev. John CUNNINGHAM, whose decease we mentioned a few days age, was selected by the great Bishop of London, Dr. BLOOMFIELD, as a Scripture Reader. His devout behaviour, his magnificent voice and grand reading of the service struck the Bishop as eminently qualifying him for the sacred office, and on Dr. FIELD's appeal for help, Dr. CUNNINGHAM volunteered to proceed to Newfoundland. How well he labored in the Master's service for nearly fifty years at Burgeo is known to us all. His fame has gone forth to all the churches. Besides being the good Shepherd of his flock, Mr. CUNNINGHAM was a most earnest promoter of education. His school was a model. Unlike some other clerics, he was a great promoter of athletics and outdoor sports. He was the most marvellous shot, and latterly, when the annual contests for geese and legs of mutton came on, by common consent, the Parson was tabooed. "It is no use shootin' against the likes of the Parson," old MATTHEWS used to declare, and the Clerical marksman was accordingly ruled out. The Rev. John CUNNINGHAM was the typical broad Churchman, kindly, liberal, hospitable. One of the most extraordinary circumstances about his life was the admirable way his children were brought up. Verily they may, in the words of the Psalmist, "rise up and call their parents blessed." Never had boys and girls more pains bestowed upon them, and the result of this bringing up was a marvellous success. One and all, down to the youngest of the family, have done honor to their parents. To the bereaved families of both Mr. CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. WHITE, we tender our most sincere sympathy. Com. to the Evening Telegram.
April 7, 1894SealingThe s.s. "Newfoundland" arrived Saturday night with 7,000 seals: "Panther arrived from the Gulf Wednesday with 6,000 old seals, weight equal to 20,000 young. The "Hope" arrived last night with 17,000. "Diana" is reported to have 28,000 and the "Walrus" 16,000, all others poorly fished.
April 7, 1894Ship ArrivalsThe "Portia" arrived from Halifax yesterday, also the "Grand Lake".
April 7, 1894PoliticsThere has been no business transacted in the House of Assembly this week owing to the political crisis pending. A general election is probable. It is to be regretted that such a course as may be detrimental to the interests of the country should be forced upon us by the hostile and vindictive attitude of the Opposition.

April 14, 1894AdvertisementWANTED By the Fifteenth of May next, A Good Cook, also used to House Work; aged about twenty-six, and A Nursemaid, aged about twenty. Good wages to suitable persons. Six months engagement guaranteed. Travelling expenses paid. Apply to A.H. BEATTY, Manager Pyrites Co., Pilley's Island.
April 14, 1894Election Trials (Part 1)Judge Winter's Decision In WOODS' and MOORES' Case. The first of the election cases tried, as our readers are aware, was that of MARCH vs. WOODS and MOORES, which was heard before Mr. Justice WINTER in the Supreme Court, and the decision of his Lordship thereon, has already been given in our columns, which was to the effect that both these gentlemen, who were elected last Fall by large majorities, as members of the House of Assembly in support of the WHITEWAY party, were considered as being guilty of violating the Corrupt Practices Act, and were therefore pronounced as being unseated, and disqualified to occupy their seats in the People's House. But in to-day's paper, we wish to deal more at length with the important principle involved. Whether the judgement is right or wrong, is not for us to say, but this much we do believe, that it is one of the most unpopular to the masses, that has ever been given in any of our Courts of Justice in this colony.
April 14, 1894Election Trials (Part 2)And whether it is so or not, it certainly happened to a layman and to all unprejudged minds, to be a most one-sided and unwarrantable verdict, and one which we feel convinced, the country at large will most assuredly condemn. No person can impeach the reputation of either of the men against whom judgement has been given, and all through the election campaign, the great bulk of evidence that came before the Court showed that there was not the least attempt or appearance, of personal or direct bribery on their part. Still it would appear from the summing up of the evidence by his lordship, that more credence was given to those who gave testimony on the other side, although in some instances they were men of no principle or reputation, and who had been committed to prison on more than one occasion.
April 14, 1894Election Trials (Part 3)It may be, that strictly speaking, the letter of the law, as regards the Corrupt Practices Act, may have been violated by Messrs. WOODS and MOORES, as well as by every other election candidate last fall, whether Government or Opposition. But after all, what were the charges preferred against the successful WHITEWAY candidates? Why, simply that public monies were spent in the opening of new roads, and repairing of those that were already in existence, as well as expenditures on other necessary public works, which gave employment to numbers of our people, and circulated large sums of money among them, and this is construed as being bribery under the Act, and as a consequence, candidates who were elected by the people with immense majorities, are to be unseated and disqualified.
April 14, 1894Election Trials (Part 4)There is not a road or public work in the colony, where monies were expended last Fall, but sadly needed such expenditures, and many of them required much more money than it was possible for the Government to set apart, in order to put them in good condition. The same course was adopted on the eve of the previous general election, when the late Government was in power, and on a far more gigantic scale, as may be seen from the fact that in one instance alone, on about two and a quarter miles of road, nearly twenty thousand dollars was expended; and the very same year of the election, when Sir James WINTER was Attorney General, $9,000 was taken from the Saving's Bank and expended in widening Harbor Grace streets, for which district he (Sir James) was a candidate at that election, the work commencing four or five days before polling day.
April 14, 1894Election Trials (Part 5)This was done under the same Act, and yet the men who were guilty of such outrageous actions are the very ones who are now persecuting, and prosecuting, the members of the WHITEWAY party, for actions which they themselves were far more guilty of. The fact of the matter is, that the whole thing has been concocted by the Mercantile or Tory party, with a view to get control of the government. They could not succeed last Fall by the voice of the people, and now they are trying another dodge, which has rendered them more unpopular than ever with the masses of our people, which they will find out, should their malicious and vindictive designs bring about another general election in a few weeks, which is quite evident will be the case, as may be seen from our telegraphic dispatches.
April 14, 1894Tilt Cove Jottings (Part 1)(To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir:- Just a few words to let you know how we up North are getting along in all this cold stormy weather. The winter has indeed been exceptionally severe, and LaGrippe has been very prevalent. Some of the most prominent members of Tilt Cove society have suffered severely from the affects of this terrible malady, amongst the number W.R. TOMS, Esq., J.P., and family, and Dr. LAWRENCE. It is deeply to be regretted that, owing to the state of his health, Capt. TOMS has been obliged to resign his position as manager, and intends leaving here for England about the latter part of June. Mr. TOMS will be greatly missed in Tilt Cove, and we shall all regret losing our genial, kindly manager, whose first thought has always been for the comfort and welfare of his people. The mining outlook for the coming season is much brighter than that of last year, as, owing to the reduction of duty on ore, Tilt Cove copper ore will find a good market in the States.
April 14, 1894Tilt Cove Jottings (Part 2) A fire occurred here on the 16th January, which was at first feared would prove a very disastrous affair. No. 1 breakhouse, at the head of the tramway, was totally destroyed. Fortunately, however, the machinery was saved, and, in less than a week, a new breakhouse had been erected and everything was in full working order again. A concert was held here on Saturday last, under the auspices of the C.E. Board of Education, which was a most brilliant affair and a perfect success in every detail. It was conducted by our capable and energetic young teacher, Mr. W.E. BRADBURY, B.A., while C.S. ROWLAND, Esq., who is also a member of the Board of Education, acted as Chairman. The songs and recitations were given mostly by the school children, although several of the staff kindly undertook to assist Mr. BRADBURY in his good work.
April 14, 1894Tilt Cove Jottings (Part 3)F.S. NICHOLS, Esq., acted as stage manager. I cannot give a detailed account of the programme but there are a few songs which I cannot refrain from mentioning. Especially the "Cork Leg," by J.M. JACKMAN, Esq., "Maggie May", by Capt. PHILLIPS, "The Captain with his whiskers," by Mr. W.H. LIND, "Memories of Galilee," by the two magistrates W.R. TOMS, Esq., and W. CUNNINGHAM, Esq., "I'm off for Philadelphia in the Morning", by Mr. T.M. MARTIN, and last, but by no means least, our generous and talented physician, Dr. LAURENCE, appeared on the stage and was greeted with the rapturous applause he so well merits. He sang a song which was entirely new to the ears of the people of this community, entitled "Gold more Gold," or "The Miser and his money bags," by Sir Thomas GUY, B.M. The proceeds of the concert amounted to something over fifty dollars. Great praise is due to Mr. BRADBURY for the manner in which the children performed their part. Mr. PILOT is to be congratulated on his choice of a teacher for Tilt Cove, as he could not have chosen one more suited to the place and people; Mr. BRADBURY being evidently the right men in the right place, as he has already doubled the number of pupils in the day school, besides having established a night school which is well attended, while his elocution as Lay Reader leaves nothing more to be desired, and we hope that he will long remain with us. With thanks for space, believe me, dear Mr. Editor, Yours very truly, Mars. Tilt Cove, March 9, 1894.
April 14, 1894WOODS Vindicated"Not Guilty !" Hon. H.J.B. WOODS' Character. Amply Vindicated by Quarterly Official Board of the Methodist Church, East Circuit. The following resolution of the Quarterly Official Board of the Methodist Church, East Circuit, St. John's, has been placed in our hands (Evening Telegram) for publication by the universally esteemed pastor of Cochrane Street Church, Revd. John PRATT. It does not need to be accompanied by a single word of comment. The Hon. H.J.B. WOODS' good character is amply vindicated therein: "Whereas: the Recording Steward of our Quarterly Board, the Hon. H.J.B. WOODS has been adjudged guilty of bribery and corruption by one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of this Island, and thereby unscathed and disqualified: It is the unanimous opinion of this Quarterly Official Board that, while the letter of the law has been unwittingly violated by our Brother WOODS, yet the evidence clearly shows that he has done nothing which we can construe as a breach of the spirit of that law, or as affecting his personal character; and it is hereby resolved, - that we place on record our continued belief in, and appreciation of him, and our confidence in his integrity in Church and State. On behalf of the Quarterly Official Board of the Methodist Church, East Circuit, St. John's. John PRATT, Supt. of Circuit. St. John's, March 31, 1894.
April 14, 1894Schooner FittingMessrs. E. & A. ROBERTS are fitting out the "Five Brothers" to start on a trading venture as soon as the ice breaks up.
April 14, 1894SealingThe several mercantile firms are getting their vats ready for seal fat, as skinning will commence as soon as the weather gets warmer.
April 14, 1894Bringing Schooners HomeMessrs. John LOCKE, Edgar HODDER and Obadiah HODDER left here for St. John's Monday, via Burnt Bay, after the schooners "Terra Nova" and "Endurance".
April 14, 1894SealingA man from New Bay, who was in town one day this week, reported having passed through numerous seal carcasses on the ice between Fortune Harbor and Western Head, and captured one young harp.
April 14, 1894PoliticsBy the judgement given in the Bay-de-Verde Election case, Messrs. WOODS and MOORES cannot become candidates in any by-election, while the present House of Assembly exists. As soon, however, as the Assembly is dissolved, they will be eligible for election as members of a new House.
April 14, 1894Published by AuthorityHis Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased, under the authority conferred by section 34 of the Education Act 1892, to order the division of the present Congregational Educational District of Harbor Grace into two Districts. viz.: The Harbor Grace District and the Twillingate District, the respective boundaries of which shall be as follows: The Educational District of Harbor Grace shall extend from harbor Main, inclusive, to Farewell Harbor, exclusive, the Educational District of Twillingate shall extend from Farewell Harbor, inclusive, to Cape John, inclusive. His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Mr. W.H. PIKE Carbonear, to be a surveyor of lumber. Messrs. Robert T. GILLINGHAM, Andrew GREY, John HODDER, Wm. BAIRD jr., and Geo. B. NOTT, to be a Board of Education for the Congregational Educational District of Twillingate. Secretary's Office, March 27, 1894.
April 14, 1894Shipping Live LobstersSeven or eight years ago, the experiment of shipping live lobsters from Newfoundland to England, was tried, but only proven partially successful. It was shown, however, that with properly constructed vessels and tanks, with facilities for taking in needed supplies of salt water from day to day on the voyage, the enterprise might be made to pay, especially as the lobsters were so cheap in Newfoundland, and so dear in England. No doubt, in time, some one with sufficient capital, will establish a profitable industry of this character. We notice that the shipment of live lobsters from Yarmouth, Digby and Shelbourne, in Nova Scotia, to Boston and New York has been going off for several years, the shipments for 1893 footing up the respectable sum of $500,000. From Yarmouth alone 34,000 crates were forwarded, and a local journal states that the freight paid out to the steamship line, by which the lobsters were shipped, amounted to six per cent of the company's capital. The industry is confined to the counties named, those counties having the lobsters to ship and being near enough to large cities in the United States to get them over ….. [remainder unreadable].
April 14, 1894DiedYesterday morning, Mr. Joseph HARBIN, aged 39 years.
April 14, 1894AdvertisementW.M. 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.

April 24, 1894SealingThe specification of the s.s. "Hope" is: -16,425 young harps weighing 6,803 cwt., 3 qtrs., 11 lbs., and amounting to $27,215.39; and 74 old harps weighing 66 cwt., 3 qtrs., 21 lbs., and realising $214.20. Total cash amounts to $27,429.59; leaving to the men, 249 in number, $36.37 per share.
April 24, 1894Botanical ClubWe take the following from the report of the Botanical Club of Canada, for 1893: "Specially worthy of notice is the work of the Rev. A.C. WAGHORNE in Newfoundland. He has commenced the publication of the flora of the Island in the Proc. & Tt….s. of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. In the spring he reported from Labrador to the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, a flora consisting of Phanerograms 907, Acrogens 61, Bryophytes 63, Mosses 285, Lichens 323, Algae 73; total 1617. To this list he added in his last report form Newfoundland and Labrador, Phanerogams 27, Mosses 34, Algae 13, Fungi 17, Lichens 84, a total of 154, (120 species) and 34 varieties."
April 24, 1894Geological SurveyMr. W. ELLIS, who was dispatched by the Government some time since, to report upon the quality and quantity of the building stone on the West Coast, has recently returned home after making an extensive and careful survey of the locality. Mr. ELLIS has not, we believe, reported officially to the Government, but we learn that his opinion of the stone, and its fitness for building purposes, is very high indeed. It appears that on a coast line, extending eighty miles, the whole formation is granite of a finer quality than any that can be imported. What enhances the value of the stone, is the fact that the Western Railway will strike the coast, only a few miles from where the best stone has been found. Mr. Ellis not only believes that we can get all the stone necessary for our own buildings, but also thinks that there could be an export trade built up in it. Mr. E. is a practical mechanic, and no visionary, and his opinion may be taken as bearing out the facts of the position. It is thought Mr. ELLIS' report will induce the Government to open quarries on the West Coast, from which to take stone, to use in the erection of the new public buildings. Nor is the supply of granite confined to ordinary kinds; on the contrary, there is a variety of the finer class of material, which Mr. E. has never seen excelled in his experience. He thinks that when once this stone is used in St. John's, and the market regularly opened for it, the foreign goods will be at a discount for all future time. - Trade Review.
April 24, 1894PoliticsOne of the Bay-de-Verde Martyr's Receives a Popular Ovation. When Mr. George E. MOORES, one of the unseated members for Bay-de-Verde district, entered the depot this morning, just before the train left for Harbor Grace, he received a perfect ovation from the hardy sealers of Conception Bay, and others, who had gathered there to see him. Mr. MOORES is justly regarded as a martyr to party and principle, and, at the approaching general election, the people of Bay-de-Verde will return him and his colleague, the Hon. H.J.B. WOODS, by an overwhelming majority. The renegade, MARCH, and the adventurer, ROBINSON, will hardly venture to put in an appearance in Bay-de-Verde district again. - Telegram, April 14.
April 24, 1894DiedAt tilt Cove, March 9th, of consumption, Louisa Jane Antle, beloved wife of Mr. Frank LYNCH, aged 24 years.

April 28, 1894Pilley's Island Notes(For the Sun). St. Patrick's Day, which was observed as a general holiday at Salt Pond Harbour, Pilley's Island, was celebrated by a ball, given on St. Patrick's Eve in the Public Hall by Mrs. BEATTY and Mr. A. H. BEATTY, the Pyrites Co.'s Manager, and about ninety couples responded to the invitations, which were liberally bestowed. Dancing commenced at nine o'clock, and supper was served in the Club Room, overhead at half-past twelve. Both rooms were most tastefully decorated and we heartily congratulate Mrs. BEATTY and her assistants on the pleasing effect produced. Much regret was felt when it became known that Mr. BEATTY had not sufficiently recovered from an attack of influenza, to enter fully into the proceedings, and his appearance at the head of the supper table was the occasion of general congratulation. An excellent repast had been provided to which, it is needless to add, justice was done. Not the least interesting items in the evening's programme were the vocal duets by our two Esquimaux friends, Simon TIMOTHEUS and Ferdinand JOSHUA, who, under the able conductorship of the "Bishop" of Pilley's Island, fairly surpassed themselves. Dancing was kept up with much spirit until "the wee small hours anent the twail" to the strains of Messrs. AUSTIN and MILLER'S string band. Several Little Bay friends who intended to be present, were unable to do so on account of the bad travelling.
April 28, 1894Pilley's Island NotesEASTER. -- The services at the Church of England, Wesleyan Schoolroom, and Salvation Army Barracks, were bright and hearty, and well attended. The interior of the first named edifice had been beautifully decorated by Miss HERBERT and Mrs. BEATTY, and presented a very tasteful appearance. Mr. SILK took the Morning Service, Mr. PEARCE the Sunday School in the afternoon, and Mr. SMITH Evensong. Miss PEARCE presided at the organ in the morning and Miss HERBERT in the evening, and the choir acquitted themselves very creditably.
April 28, 1894Entertainment (Part 1)ENTERTAINMENT. - An entertainment in aid of the liquidation of the debt on the Church of England, Salt Pond Harbour, Pilley's Island, was given in the Public Hall at that place, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. A.H. BEATTY, the Pyrites Company's Manager, on Friday evening, March 30th. It was originally intended to be held on Easter Monday, but was postponed owing to the absence of so many at the seal fishery; in the matter of weather too, the promoters were most unfortunate, as snow fell more or less the whole of Friday, as well as the previous day, making locomotion difficult; notwithstanding this, however, the hall was well filled by an audience, whose frequent plaudits testified abundantly to their thorough enjoyment. The entertainment was a decided success from every point of view, and credit is due to the committee of ladies and gentlemen who worked so assiduously in the preparation of the programme. The committee are also indebted to Mr. H.M. HERBERT for kindly placing his house at their disposal for practice, and to Miss HERBERT for the loan of her piano. The duties of accompanist were shared by Miss HERBERT and Miss PEARCE, and were discharged in a highly efficient manner.
April 28, 1894Entertainment (Part 2)Miss HERBERT set the ball rolling with a well executed piano forte solo "Tripping thro' the meadows," a polka rondo by J.D. WILSON and this was followed by a glee, "The Minstrel Boy," (J. PITTMAN) by the following quintette - "Soprano" Mrs. Joshua FRENCH and Mrs. SPENCER; contralto, Miss HERBERT; Tenor, Mr. H. M. HERBERT; Bass Mr. A.J. W. SMITH. Mr. W.H. PEARCE who possesses a good baritone, was heard to advantage in "Ehren on the Rhine," and a reading entitled "Darby Doyle's Voyage to Quebec," by Dr. R.J. FREEBAIRN, fairly brought the house down. Miss HERBERT sang "Tit for Tat," (Henry Pontet), in a manner which left nothing to be desired and the audience were then favoured with a dialogue "The Matrimonial Advertisement." The cast was as follows: "Mary Cole" Miss VERGE; "Grandmother Cole" Miss SILK; "Jack Cole," Mr. W.N. FOOTE; "Aunt Martha Gordon," Mrs. HERBERT; "Cyrus Gordon", Mr. H.M. HERBERT. The various parts were very well enacted, and showed that considerable care had been taken in the preparation of the work; indeed this remark has equal application to all four dialogues, which were provocative of much merriment. Mr. SMITH sang "The Old Brigade" (Odoardo Barri), and the quintet were again to the fore with "The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Hall" (J. Pittman). "The Bowry" brought up Dr. FREEBAIRN, whose spirited rendering of that very amusing song secured his recall, when he replied with a partial repetition. The dialogue "My Friend Bob," was well received. "Dramatis Personae." "Alfred Raymond", Mr. SMITH; "Bob, a policeman", Mr. William STONE; "Old Nuggett," Dr. FREEBAIRN, "Alice," Miss HERBERT; "Miss Trapes," Miss SILK; "Mrs. Flurry," Miss FRENCH; "Betsey," Miss VERGE.
April 28, 1894Entertainment (Part 3)Mr. H.M. HERBERT's song, "How Rafferty won the Muel," gained him much applause. Charles Osborne and Hatton's "Beware" by the quintet, brought the first half of the programme to a close. The initial item in the second part was a piano forte solo, "My Queen Waltz," (Chas. Coote jr.,) by Miss HERBERT, and Miss FRENCH sang very sweetly "You'll Soon Forget Kathleen," (W. Langton Williams) which was succeeded by a dialogue, "The Canvassing Agent," in which the parts were well sustained by the following "Betsey Bender," a widow, Miss HERBERT; "Bridget," an Irish girl, Miss HERBERT; "Peddler," Mr. H.m. HERBERT; "Canvassing Agent," Mr. FOOTE; "Peter," Mrs. Bender's son, Master Sydney HERBERT. Mr. PEARCE expressed his admiration for "Sweet Katie O'Connor," and Miss HERBERT and Mr. H.M. HERBERT scored heavily with their vocal duet, "A.B.C.," (John Parry). Stephen Adam's very pretty song, "By the Fountain," engaged Dr. FREEBAIRN's attention for a time, and the quintet were heard in the "March of the Men of Harlech," whilst Mr. H.M. HERBERT maintained the comic element with the song, "Miss Mulligan's Home Made Pie." Another dialogue "The Flower of the Family," or " Obadiah Thompson's Wooing," was given, Mr. Fred HERBERT as "Obadiah Thompson;" "A Country Beau," Miss VERGE as "Polly Simpson;" "A Buxom Country Girl," Miss FRENCH as "Mrs. Simpson;" "A Snapping Verago;" Miss SILK as "Mary;" "A Servant Girl;" Mr. SMITH sang "Jack's Return" (Godrey Marks) and "Home Sweet Home" (Bishop) by the quintet, preceded the National Anthem, which brought the best entertainment, ever given in Pilley's Island to a close. As many people were unable to be present, a repetition, with slight variation, was given on the following Wednesday evening, and was likewise well attended. It is proposed to hold a bazaar, during September, in aid of the same object, i.e. the liquidation of the Church debt, and any, who feel disposed to help, are invited to communicate with the Rev. A. PITTMAN, Little Bay, who will furnish all information.
April 28, 1894Exploits EntertainmentA Successful Entertainment at Exploits. The young people of the Church here have to be congratulated on the entire success of the entertainment they gave us last Thursday night, the 3rd inst. Our school room was much too small to hold all who wished to be present. It was filled to overflowing in spite of it being Club night. There was a wide and decided expression of the hope that it would be repeated, but there were difficulties in the way. The affair was under the management of Miss HUSSEY of Port-de-Grave, our School Mistress, and reflects great credit upon her and all concerned. The $8.00, the amount realised by the 10 cents admission, will, it is hoped, suffice to furnish the church with a set of service books. As our young have thus shown us how well they can do it, it is to be hoped that there will be many such pleasant evenings in the future. Programme: Song, "Kind Words" - The whole company. Dialogue, "Playing School". Recitation, "Irish Jubilee" - Mr. John SCEVIOUR. Song, "The Belle of Baltimore" - Mr. W. PIERCE. Dialogue, "The Enrolling Officer." Reading - Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lecture on "Shirt Buttons" - Rev. A.C. WAGHORNE. Song, "Hard Times" - All the Company. Dialogue - "Getting A Photograph". Song, "Down in the Coal Mine" - Mr. R. SCEVIOUR. Recitation, "Rustic Logic" - Miss B. PIERCE. Song "Tread on the tail of me coat" - Messrs. A. WELLS, P. SCEVIOUR. Dialogue, "Bungtown Lycean." "God Save the Queen".
April 28, 1894VisitorsMessrs. Wilfred and Allan SCOTT, sons of Dr. SCOTT, formerly of this place, arrived here Thursday evening from St. John's via Marshalville. They left St. John's by Tuesday's train, arriving there a few days previously from Canada.
April 28, 1894DeathMr. George RIDEOUT's wife, of Lower Head, died quite suddenly Thursday afternoon. While crossing the cove last Friday afternoon she fell through the ice and it is thought she got a fright which resulted in her death, though just previous to the sad event happening, she appeared well. She was a mother of several children and to her bereaved husband and family, we tender sincere sympathy.
April 28, 1894Sunday School Marshalville Sunday School Anniversary. A very interesting and instructive entertainment in connection with the Marshalville Methodist school, was held in the schoolhouse of that place on Tuesday evening last, the 23rd inst. The building was well filled and the interest throughout fully sustained. The programme, herewith appended, consisted of addresses, recitations, etc., and we are informed that the young performers acquitted themselves most creditably, and in a manner that would compare very favorably with many large towns where children enjoy much superior advantages educationally, than the youth of Marshalville were ever favored with. The school teacher Miss HARVEY took great pains in training the little ones for the occasion. The Rev. Mr. EDMONSON, the Minister for that circuit, gave a capital address on living for a purpose, and was listened to with marked attention. Such entertainment in those places are calculated to improve the rising generation and lead to much good. The children in our outports generally are smart and intelligent and with the development of the faculties in which nature has endowed them, are capable of holding their own against children who are living in centres, surrounded from their earliest childhood with all the educational advantages possible. Programme: Hymn 46 (Sankey's Selection). Prayer. Opening Dialogue. Chairman's Address. Recitation - Janet WOOLFREY. Dialogue - "What We Love". Recitation - Samuel WOOLFREY. Hynm 9. Recitation - Arthur LAITE. Dialogue - "Johnny's Party". Address - Rev. Mr. EDMONSON. Recitation - "Their Christmas" - Mary WOOLFREY. Dialogue - "On Decoration Day". Recitation - Willie OSMOND. Concertina Solo - Mr. EDMONSON. Dialogue - "How we teased Ned". Recitation - Bessie WOOLFREY. Hymn 512. Recitation - Alpheus WOOLFREY. Address - Mr. S. MOORES. Recitation - Abner WOOLFREY. Dialogue - "Little Gossips". Hymn 577. Dialogue - "Playing School". Recitation - Effie OSMOND. Dialogue - "Little Mimics". Recitation - Mary TURNER. Dialogue - "The Prophecy". Reading - Rev. Mr. EDMONSON. Collection. Hymn 494. Benediction.
April 28, 1894MarriedOn April 17th in the South Side Methodist Church, by the Rev.J. HILL, Mr. Solomon SKINNER of Heart's Cove to Miss Catherine Jane HORWOOD of Durrell's Arm.
April 28, 1894Mail ServicePARCELS POST with the UNITED STATES. On and after the 1st April next, a Parcels Post will be operated between Newfoundland and the United States, the rates of Postage being fixed at 12 cents per pound; limit of weight eleven pounds; limit of size 3 feet 6 inches in length, and 6 feet length and girth combined. A Customs declaration of the contents and value of each parcel must be filled in and affixed by the sender. Forms can be had at the Post Offices. NO LETTER, Post Card or any writing (whether by hand or otherwise) of the nature of personal correspondence, can be enclosed in a Parcel for the United States, and the following articles are also prohibited: - Publications which violate the copyright laws, poisons, explosives, inflammable substances, liquids or articles which easily liquefy, confections and pastes, live or dead animals except dead insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried, fruits, vegetables, lottery tickets, circulars or advertisements, all obscene or immoral articles or any article that may in any way injure, or destroy mail matter, or officials handling same.
April 28, 1894Public NoticeFor the Protection of Game and Other Animals. No person shall kill any caribou between February 15th and September 15th in any year; nor shall any person expose for sale, or have in his possession, any venison before September 15th or after March 11th under a penalty of $400. No person, not usually resident in the Colony, shall kill or take caribou, without having first procured there for, to himself, a license issued for the season, as hereinafter provided, and shall pay for such license, an annual fee of $100, under a penalty of $400. Provided nevertheless, that no resident or Officer of any British warship stationed on the coast of this Island for fisheries protection, shall be compelled to procure or pay for such annual license. No one person shall during any one season, kill or take more than five stag and three hind caribou under a penalty of $400. No venison allowed to be exported as an article of commerce; but any person exporting, or carrying with him for private use, any venison, or the heads, antlers, skins, or other parts of caribou, must clear the same at the Custom House. Dogs, pitfalls, snares and traps are prohibited. Any poor or destitute settler in the Colony may kill any caribou for his immediate consumption, or that of his family; or may kill for purpose of sale, within this colony, during the season between 15th of September and 15 of February in any year, not more than ten caribou, save and except as restricted, viz., dogs, pitfalls, snares or traps. Willow grouse, partridge or ptarmigan, cannot be shot between January 12th, and September 15th; nor shall any person be allowed to have in his possession, give away, barter or sell, or expose for sale, any willow grouse, partridge or ptarmigan, after the 22nd day of January. Curlew, plover, snipe, other wild or migratory birds (except wild geese) between January 12th and August 20th. Wild rabbit or hare between March 1st and September 15th. Otter and beaver between April 1at and October 1st. The following is the law for the preservation of game fish: No trout, char, white fish, land-locked salmon, or grilse, or any fresh water or migratory fish, can be caught, taken or killed, in any lake, river or stream of this Colony from September 15th to February 1st in each year. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate. Police Office, Twillingate, March 30th, 1894.

May 5, 1894Politics (Part 1)"That Reception". It seems that a report of the Reception given to the member of the WHITEWAY party on his arrival here last week, was sent to one of the city papers and this is what the Herald of the 28th ult. says about it: - "Last night the Telegram had an account of the grand reception Mr. J.P. THOMPSON on his arrival at Twillingate. According to it story there was a popular demonstration in favor of Jabez, but the following message, received yesterday by a gentleman in town from a prominent business man in Twillingate gives the true state of the case: - THOMPSON arrived here yesterday. He brought a keg of powder with him. I hope it did not come out of the Road Grant. He sent his printers around and got a lot of boys to fire it away. No sensible man was there. The opposition to WHITEWAY is as strong as ever.' It scarcely needs the publication of this message to prove the falsity of the Telegram's story. Why, the very idea of any body of sensible men 'demonstrating' for J.P. THOMPSON is preposterous in itself.
May 5, 1894Politics (Part 2)The prominent business man here who sent the above dispatch to his friend in St. John's must have been exceedingly biased or prejudiced in his political views or he certainly would not have concocted such falsehoods as it contains, which was forwarded no doubt at the solicitation of the gentleman referred to in the Herald, after he had seen the report that appeared in the columns of the Evening Telegram the day before. Leaving out the mention of our arrival, there is not an atom of truth in the message. It says "the opposition to WHITEWAY is as strong as ever." This may be so, on the part of some persons who were bitterly opposed to him last fall, but we venture to say that even they, are more in the minority now than they were then, as the poll would declare were it possible for the electors to again exercise their franchise and select the men of their choice.
May 5, 1894Politics (Part 3)For the mean and cowardly action of the Mercantile Party in waiting until the eleventh hour, or later, to file petitions against members of the WHITEWAY Party, has turned scores in favor of Sir William, who were formerly either in opposition or luke-warm, in support of the Policy of Progress which he is carrying out for the good of the country at large. The reception that was given the editor of this paper on his return form St. John's, was purely the outcome of spontaneous enthusiasm on the part of the Whiteway supporters, who quite voluntarily came forward to welcome the People's Representative, and we beg to inform the prominent business man who sent that message, that the fishermen and working men who were foremost in extending us such a hearty welcome on that occasion, are just as sensible as those who comprise the GOODRIDGE party, and would not allow themselves to be made tools of by a mercantile clique of the Metropolis, whose principal aim is to domineer over the whole country, make laws for their own benefit, and keep every fisherman and working man under their thumb.
May 5, 1894Politics (Part 4)To make the statement that a keg of powder was brought all the way from St. John's, having to travel on foot, many miles over wretched roads, is an assertion that even fools could not accept, and the sensible prominent business man, who sent that gentleman friend of his that dispatch ought to be ashamed of himself, to see such a barefaced falsehood in print emanating from an intelligent community such as this, and the gentleman who had it printed in the Herald and Daily News, displayed far less sense indeed, in thus giving publicity to such false statements. But it is exactly characteristic of the tactics they have adopted all through, and such deceit and fraud will bring them to their own level ere long. It is certain that there is plenty powder in the place and the WHITEWAY supporters were only too delighted to be able to make use of a supply to welcome back one of the representatives of a political party, that posterity will have cause to feel proud of, because of the progressive public works that were enterprised and carried into effect during the term of the WHITEWAY-BOND Government, and the masses throughout the colony are anxiously awaiting the time when they will again have the proud privilege of sending them back to power with larger majorities than ever before.
May 5, 1894High School (Part 1)We have been favored, since our return, with the following Report of the Church of England High School; which is still under the care of Mr. S.C. THOMPSON, and doing excellent work for the community. 1. Dr. PILOT, in his General Inspection last year, found (he says) this school "well and efficiently conducted"; and calls it "a boon to the Capital of the North." This in itself is great praise. But he adds, in particularising: "The Reading in the Upper Division was spirited and intelligent; The Writing and Dictation, good; Arithmetic advanced; Algebra, Grammar and Analysis, well done. The Lower Division of the school under Miss PEYTON, made good average marks in all subjects." Dr. PILOT however, recommends that the number of Lower School pupils be limited and with regard to comfort and health, the Lower School will probably be confined to children living within half a mile of the Church, after the present school year ends in June. 2. A week or two ago, the Chairman (by Dr. PILOT's desire), conducted a thorough Examination of the High School by papers, in all subjects. The following is the result.
May 5, 1894High School (Part 2)Standard IV (lowest). Daniel HAYWARD, was first in four subjects with 266 marks. Rowena CURTIS, was first in four subjects with 266 marks. Harold THOMPSON, first in one subject, with 263 marks. Lily LUNNEN, first in two subjects with 259 marks. Standard V. Robert HAYWARD, first in six subjects with 298 marks. Nellie ANSTEY, first in eight subjects, with 320 marks. Willie MANUEL, second in three subjects with 304 marks. Willie HITCHCOCK, first in one subject, with 304 marks. Julia FREEMAN, first in six subjects with 305 marks. Standard VI. Frank CURTIS, first in five subjects with 387 marks. Willie TEMPLE, first in four subjects with 370 marks. Olivia BLACKMORE, first in four subjects with 271 marks. Sarah PATTEN, first in four subjects with 263 marks. The examiner was particularly pleased with the neatness of most of the papers, and the excellence of the writing.
May 5, 1894High School (Part 3)There were no names on the papers (simply a number) so that it was impossible to know, to whom the marks were given. It is somewhat singular that in a Church of England school, so many Methodist children should have taken the lead this year. The rest must bestir themselves in healthy emulation and not be beaten by their companions in climbing the Tree of Knowledge. We are pleased, however, to see that such a "happy family" of all sorts and sizes are doing well under Mr. THOMPSON's management. We have, during the last day or two, been somewhat astonished to hear the sound of the cornet besides the tramp of many feet in St. Peter's Schoolroom. But we find that this also is a part of the school routine, lately instituted by this wise preceptor. Order first, next, interest in whatever is going on; and to induce these, music, the "soul's delight," has been brought to bear upon the little ones. Next, they must have the School Songs; the Callisthenics, and so "go on unto perfection;" both mentally and bodily, not (we hope) forgetting that which is highest of all.
May 5, 1894FireThe block house, Signal Hill, St. John's, was destroyed by fire on Saturday evening last.
May 5, 1894Ship NewsThe "Windsor Lake" left St. John's for Northern ports on Friday last. She was off Cape Bonavista in the ice the early part of the week, but there is no news of her whereabouts since then.
May 5, 1894ElectionsThe bye-election for Bay-de-Verde, to fill the seats rendered vacant by the unseating of Messrs. WOODS and MOORE, takes place on the 22nd inst., which date is fixed for polling nomination being ten days earlier.
May 5, 1894The MailsThe mail which left St. John's Tuesday morning, arrived here Thursday evening, being only three days coming. This is a marvellous revolution in our overland mail services which is due to the introduction of the iron horse through the country, thanks to the policy of the WHITEWAY government.
May 5, 1894MarriageOn Tuesday evening last Mr. W. SCOTT, of Moncton was united in matrimonial bonds to Miss BERTEAU, eldest daughter of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate. The ceremony was performed in St. Peter's Church by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. The Sun unites with their many friends in extending congratulations and wishing them many years of happiness and prosperity.
May 5, 1894The WeatherSaturday and Sunday nights, the frost was keen, which made fine hauling on the bay, and it was taken advantage of by a number of men, interested in the Methodist Superior School, who went to Friday's Bay and succeeded in hauling the greater part of the frame to Bluff Head Cove. As the snow is disappearing from the roads it will have to be carted from there on drays.
May 5, 1894Damage to SchoonerThe schooner "Silver Dale," which has been waiting for a time away, for over a month, sustained serious injury on Sunday night by the heavy ice rafting around her, which was caused by a change of wind. The rudder was broken off and stern post greatly damaged. The Silver Dale was bound North on a trading venture, but has not been able to get away owing to the great jam of ice up to date, and in consequence of this mishap, the greater part of the cargo had to be taken out to repair damages.
May 5, 1894DeathAnother of the old landmarks entered peacefully into rest last Saturday, in the person of Mr. Thomas ROBERTS, who attained to the ripe old age of 80 years, being long respected by all who knew him. For the past few years he was comparatively feeble but managed to get about, until within the last few months, when he was entirely confined to his room. He bore an exemplary Christian character, and for many years was a worthy member of the Methodist society. His funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the service being performed by the Rev. J. HILL who preached an appropriate and practical sermon on the occasion, taking his text from the 14th chapter of St. John and the second and third verses. His remains were interred in the new Methodist cemetery North Side. The deceased had several children, but there are only two surviving, namely: Mrs. Wm. HARBIN, of this place and Mr. John ROBERTS of Pilley's Island.
May 5, 1894New Church"New Methodist Church at Marshalville". Our Methodist friends of Marshalville (Burnt Bay) for some time past, have had in contemplation, the erection of a Church in that place, and within the past few months they have set to work about it in real ernest. During the winter and spring the frame was cut and put near the proposed site, and within the past few weeks it has been put up, the work being superintended by Mr.. Samuel MOORES of Bluff Head Cove. The laying of the ground tier was begun on the 12th of April, the first nail being driven by Miss HARVEY, the energetic school teacher of Marshalville. The building is 50 x 30 with 18 feet upright, and will be a large and commodious sanctuary, and will reflect great credit on the people of that growing settlement. Hitherto Divine service has been held in the school house, which on many occasions has been found too small for the purpose, and the erection of an edifice that will afford accommodation to all, will prove a great acquisition, and we have much pleasure in congratulating our friends there, on their energy and enterprise in this particular.
May 5, 1894AdvertisementGREAT REDUCTION. Have You a Good Watch? If not now is the time to get one, or anything in the Jewellery line. I offer my stock at a Bargain. You can do as well with me as you can do anywhere. Repairs promptly and properly executed in the above line by experienced workman. WEDDING RINGS made to order, and Rings made over equal to new. The highest price paid for Old Gold and Silver and Old Watches taken in trade. Now or Never. John LAMB, Little Bay.
May 5, 1894BirthAt Grand Bank, April 5th, the wife of Mr. Eli HEFFERMAN of a daughter.
May 5, 1894MarriedOn May 1st at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev R. TEMPLE, R.D., A. Winfield SCOTT, Esq., of Moncton, N.B., to Mary le Capelain, oldest daughter of F. BERTEAU, Esq., J.P.
May 5, 1894MarriedApril 23rd at St. Andrew's Church, by the same, Mr. Stephen ROSE, of Farmers Arm, to Miss Elizabeth STUCKLESS of Purcills Harbor.
May 5, 1894DiedOn Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Thomas ROBERTS, aged 80 years. The deceased was an old and respected resident of this place and leaves a large circle of relatives behind him.

May 12, 1894Missionary Meeting (Part 1)"North Side Juvenile Missionary Meeting". The Annual Juvenile Missionary Meeting in connection with the north Side and Crow Head Methodist Sunday Schools was held in the North Side Church on Tuesday evening last. The weather was all that could be desired and there was quite a large gathering of parents and friends besides the scholars of the respective schools. The opening exercises were conducted by the superintendent of the Circuit, Rev. J. HILL, who then called on Mr. THOMPSON, M.H.A. to take the chair and preside over the meeting. After a few remarks by the chairman, the evening's programme was disposed of as follows: - Singing by Choir 604 (Sankey's) "What a Gathering." Recitations - "The Mission of Boys," - Archibald YOUNG; "The Stranger" - Susan VATCHER. "Missionary Nuts," - Jane SHEPPARD; "The Gospel Tree," Frank DOVE. Singing by Choir - 176 (Canadian Hymnal) "In The Harvest Field". Recitations - "A Missionary Call," - Edith MUDFORD; "Children's Pennies" - Fred ROBERTS. "Half-way Doin's" - Andrew COLBOURNE. Singing by Choir - 707 (Methodist Hymn Book) "Jesus Shall Reign". Dialogue - "Progress of Truth," - Stephen LOVERIDGE and George NEWMAN. Recitations - "O let me ring the bell," - Sandy MOORS; "Orphan Children" - Minnie ROBERTS. Singing by Congregation - Hymn 737, "Saviour we Know Thou art." Dialogue - "On Missions," - Medorah YOUNG and M. NEWMAN. Recitations - "Africa" - Melinda NEWMAN; "Plea for Japan," - Dorcas SMITH. Dialogue - "Caring for the Heathen." Singing by Choir - Hymn 487 (Canadian Hymnal) "Disciples of Jesus." Recitations - "Always Giving" - Rowie CURTIS; "Giving" - Harold THOMPSON; "How to do it," Stephen LOVERIDGE. Collection during which an organ voluntary. Recitation - "A Missionary Hymn," Bertie ROBERTS; "Rejected and Accepted," - Belle LINFIELD. Dialogue on Missions - Miss HAWKINS and Miss PRESTON. Singing by Choir - 464 (Canadian Hymnal) "Gather Them In." Singing by Choir - Hymn 722 (Methodist). Vote of Thanks, &c., Benediction.
May 12, 1894Missionary Meeting (Part 2)The various performers did their parts nobly and on a manner which reflected much credit on themselves and those who took pains to train them, particularly the day school teacher, Mr. C. WHITE, he being their chief factor in this respect. The singing by the choir was very good. Rev. Mr. HARWOOD took a deep interest in the practices, and acted as leader, Mr. P. ANSTEY being organist. In a brief speech the Rev. J. HILL presented the statement of the amounts raised for Missions on both the North and South Sides, which, he thought, would be equal, if not in excess of last year, and in conclusion moved that a vote of thanks be presented to the committee, who undertook the work of preparing the programme, as well as to all others who contributed in any way, towards the success of the meeting, which was carried by acclamation. Much interest appeared to be manifested all through by the large congregation present and such events as this can scarcely fail to incite in the minds of the youth, a deeper missionary spirit than that which characterised their ancestors.
May 12, 1894Laurencetown (Part 1)Laurencetown, Exploits Bay. April 20th, 1894 (To the Editor of the Sun) Dear Sir: - It is very seldom that we make ourselves conspicuous by rushing into print, for we live too far in the Bay to see or hear much; and therefore you cannot expect a great deal from bay noddies. But you will see that we are trying to keep up with other small settlements, and that we do not intend for our little settlement, (or neighbourhood), to get a worse name than it deserves, but you know yourself, a stick cannot do much unless someone else would use it, still I think that the stick is doing as much good here as the whip. However, as concerts, sociables, etc., are the order of the day in many places, you will please excuse us for adding our proportion to the may reports which appear in your Twillingate Sun. It was so dull all the winter until the seals came and aroused the people to their senses, that one would wonder how a man, who had any life, could content himself in such a place.
May 12, 1894Laurencetown (Part 2)But after the seal fishery was over we desired to have some sort of fun, and as before mentioned, we got up a concert, and all seemed to take interest in it, longing for the time to come that they may enjoy the sport. So the 18th, inst.. was appointed for the opening of the same, commencing at (8 p.m.) and when the time arrived the school ground was soon covered with men, women and children. Notwithstanding the very stormy weather, the little schoolroom was comfortable, filled with an appreciative audience. The chair was taken by Mr. William LIDSTONE, JR., who gave a practical and appropriate address in introducing the evening's programme which is as follows: - Address -- By John Bull, (viz.) A.E. HARRIS, Tom Fuddler, (viz.) Eleazer LIDSTONE, interrupting him and ending it as a dialogue. Recitation -- "Little Torments" - Miss Charlotte BROWN. Recitation -- "Fare Thee Well" - Miss Mary DALTON. Dialogue - "Scandal on the Brain" by four girls (viz.) Miss D. LeDREW, Miss L. LeDREW, Miss A. BUTLER, Miss M. PEYTON. Recitation -- "Adventures with a Pig" - Mr. S. LeDREW. Dialogue -- "Ready Answers," Miss P. GILL and Miss Charlotte BROWN.
May 12, 1894Laurencetown (Part 3)Recitation -- "People will Talk," - Miss P GILL. Recitation -- "The Hymn that bore Him Home", - Mrs. Amos BROWN. Recitation -- "A Kiss at the Door" - Mr. Amos BROWN. Dialogue -- "Cannot be Defeated", - Mr. J. HUSSEY and Mr. W. LIDSTONE. Recitation -- "News Boy's Cat," - Wm. H. LIDSTONE. Recitation -- "Wishes of Rich and Poor," - Janie BUTLER. Dialogue -- "Which will you give up," - Mr. HARRIS and Miss M. DALTON. Reading -- "Scandal Monger Jane," - Mr. Wm. LIDSTONE. Song -- "California Brothers," - Mr. Wm. LIDSTONE and Mr. A.E. HARRIS. Recitation -- "Katie's Love Letter", Miss P. DALTON. Dialogue - "A Rose and a Thorn," - Miss P. GILL, Miss C. BROWN and Mr. A.E. HARRIS. Recitation -- "A Dinner and a Kiss," - Miss C. BROWN. Song - "Poor Benny," - Mr. HARRIS and Miss Delphina LeDREW. Address -- Mr. Ephraim BROWN and, singing ………… all brought the concert to a close. All the performers did their part so well that it would be invidious to single out one in particular as having excelled, and hearty cheers were given right through as they stepped on and off the platform. Thanking you for space, I am, yours truly, The So Called Stick.
May 12, 1894Seal Fishery (Part 1)"Letter from Mr. STONE". (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, Permit my correcting and denying in the strongest terms possible the abominably outrageous aspersion, cast upon merchants and traders re the article "Hard on the poor seal hunters" contained in your paper of the 7th ult., as extracted from Evening Telegram, St. John's, March 16th, and which, like false statements, have done and are still doing so much harm to both planter and merchant; the former, believing the same, and hence supposing imposition practised, is tempted to dishonesty in not paying his account for needful supplies advanced, and causing the merchant to withhold such supplies for prosecution of the fisheries. As the falsity of the aforesaid statement upon price of seal skins, implied at least, albeit concealed by the term ordinary, the latest advices from Bristol, quotes the article in question to be 2/6 to 2/9 for young unsaleable, 50 to 55 cents, instead of $1.20 to $1.40, the latter $1.40 cents being in excess of any price yet obtained for young seal skins. The above low figures as quoted for this year, together with extreme low price of oil, $19 per ton for pale, is the real cause for depreciation in the value and price of seal pelts this Spring, and four dollars a cwt. being first given, it was considered by many to be a losing speculation for buyers.
May 12, 1894Seal Fishery (Part 2)The honest and industrious fishermen are in accord with the merchants, knowing full well that one cannot do without the other, and these according to the immutable divine law "Owe no man anything" are almost invariably prosperous, whilst the others are just the reverse, thanks in a great measure, to the false and pernicious teaching of the self style advocates of people's rights. Whatever exorbitant credit charges are made in the trade of the country, chiefly in the benefit of Sealing crews of steamers, and occasional Labrador supplies, are mainly confined to the Capital, where an excess of competition runs cost prices so low, that a higher credit charge is imposed to balance the scale, and thus the great majority of the helpless needy toilers of the sea, are made to suffer for benefit of the few, and instead of merchants being great gainers, as falsely stated by their "grab all propensity", it is only necessary to instance the closing of one of the oldest Newfoundland firms, Stewarts, of Scotland and St. John's, which with an immense stock in trade, together with a vast floating capital for working the same, yet found it impossible to hold their own, and so have withdrawn from the business, causing, no doubt, very considerable and serious embarrassment to their numerous connections in the trade of the country, these together with many other failures of recent date in various parts of the country. Yours, &c., M. STONE. Fogo, April 28, 1894.
May 12, 1894Entertainment (Part 1)"Three Arms Again". (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, It is not often we see anything from Three Arms in print, but we believe you will agree with me that the young people of Three Arms are not at all behind when it comes to concerts, entertainments, etc., and you will excuse us for adding this quote to the many that appear in the fine little paper called the "Sun". On Saturday last it was arranged that a concert should take place in the school house at Three Arms to open at 7 o'clock; but before seven, the seats were all filled with anxious spectators. At 7.30 the screens rose displaying a tastefully adorned platform and the smiling countenances of the performers. Presently the choir, consisting of about ten young ladies and gentlemen, arose and sang the opening hymn. The following is the PROGRAMME: Song, Page 67 Sankey's "Joy Bells" - Choir. Opening Address - James NORRIS. Recitations - "The puzzled Dutchman" - James STRONG. "My Muder-in-law" - John NORRIS. Song - "I hear thee speak of the Better Land" - Choir. Dialogue - "A Pain in the Side". Recitation - "Who made the Speech" - Nellie NORRIS. Song - "The Dying Soldier" - John BATSTONE and Janet WELLS. Recitations - "The Spoony Man and wife" -Fanny WELLS. "Ask Mamma" -Miss BATSTONE. Dialogue - "Something to our advantage". Recitations - "The Foolish Pair" - James NORRIS. "Betsy and I are out" - James STRONG.
May 12, 1894Entertainment (Part 2)"That Lamb of Mary's" - Fanny BATSTONE. Dialogue - "Going on the Train". Recitations "Smiting the Rock" - Miss DEARIN; "Auld Roben Gray" - (Scotch) - Miss Janet WELLS; "The Railroad Crossing" - Thomas STRONG. Dialogue - "Acting the Gossip". March - By the Children. Recitations - "A Bachelor's Appeal" - Corbet BATSTONE; "The Diamond Wedding" - Miss G. STRONG. Dialogue - "Every inch a Gentleman". Song - "Yankee Doodle" by the children. Recitation - "Little Sayings" - Hellen NORRIS. A short exhortation by the Rev. Mr. SNOWBALL (A Darkey's Sermon). Collection for the church. An Address by the Chairman. "God Save the Queen". Much credit is due to Miss Janet WELLS, Miss DEARIN and Miss G. BATSTONE for this very interesting programme. These three young ladies spared neither time nor labor in training the children to speak, act and sing, which they did in a way that was a credit, both to themselves and their teacher. Much thanks is also due to Mrs. J. NORRIS, who very kindly lent screens and chandelier. I must say here that the young people of Three Arms are setting us outsiders an example that it would be good for us to follow, and we hope their labours will be rewarded. Thanking you for space, I am, dear Mr. Editor, One of the Audience. March 29, 1894.
May 12, 1894Spring Medicine"He Walked Out". During the early part of the Juvenile Missionary Meeting held last Tuesday in the North Side Methodist Church, a solitary individual was seen to get up and walk out. As the chairman, Mr. THOMPSON, was at that time addressing the meeting, it was thought by many that this person's political prejudices against Mr. THOMPSON had prompted him to thus distinguish himself. We advise people not to come too hastily to conclusions or judge this "prominent business man" too harshly. It has since been suggested to us that he had taken "spring" medicine, and as the precipitancy of his departure seems to confirm this, we gladly give him the benefit of the doubt. Yours truly, In Loco.
May 12, 1894Ship NewsThe coastal steamer "Grand Lake" leaves St. John's for northern ports of call at 10.30 to-day. It is to be hoped that a favorable change of wind will take place shortly and clear the ice from the coast so that she may be able to get North within a few days.
May 12, 1894Ship ArrivalThe "Zero", belonging to Josiah MANUEL, Esq., Exploits, arrived from there Thursday morning with three thousand seals to land at E. DUDER's. Not being able to reach the wharf in consequence of the harbor ice, they have commenced taking them on shore over the ice, which is now getting quite feeble in places.
May 12, 1894Ship NewsThe "Windsor Lake," which left St. John's on the 27th ult., for Northern ports of call, got jammed in the ice for several days in Bonavista Bay; and while forcing through, became disabled having broken a shaft, &c. The steamer "Wolf" was on her way to Pool's Island to land her sealing crew, and towed her into that place, since then, the Windsor Lake has been towed back to St. John's.
May 12, 1894Seal Net FoundA seal net which was put out in the Bight by Mr. John MITCHARD nearly two months since and which he almost gave up as being lost, was discovered by him on Thursday last with seven old seals in it. A family of fourteen had found their way into the net, but it appeared that seven of them had been nearly all consumed by the sharks or other sea fish and only parts of them remained. The other seven however were all good.
May 12, 1894Ship ArrivalThe schooner "Water Lily" arrived on Monday with the seals saved from the schooner "Orion," Edward WHITE, master, which was lost off Fogo Island while prosecuting the sealing voyage. At the time of the disaster the Orion was reported with 2,500 seals, 1,300 of which were saved and landed on Turr Rock in the vicinity of Fogo Island. This schooner was owned and fitted out by the firm of E. DUDER. The Water Lily got as far in the harbor as Carter's Head, and the seals were landed from there over the ice.
May 12, 1894Ship NewsThe "Silver Dale", Joseph STUCKLESS, master, and the "Annie Roberts," Isaac POND, master, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, both left on a trading venture the early part of the week, having been ready to start for over a month, but the block of ice prevented them from getting away before. The favorable change of wind the early part of the week, started the ice off, and enabled them to make some progress towards getting North. The former is bound to White Bay, and the latter around this bay. The "Brisk," Job LUTHER, master, from the firm of J.B. TOBIN, also started for White Bay on a similar adventure last Wednesday.
May 12, 1894BirthAt St. John's, on Monday morning 6th inst., the wife of Mr. W.J. SCOTT, of a son.
May 12, 1894DiedAt Back Harbor, May 7th, Arthur Beadon, darling child of Mark and Matilda LUTHER, aged 2 years and 4 months.
May 12, 1894DiedOn the 8th inst., Ceal Terence, darling son of Andrew and Emma LINFIELD, aged 12 months, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

May 19, 1894Politics"High Opinion of Mr. WOODS at Little Bay". Mr. WOODS, the unseated member for the district of Bay-de-Verde, is held in very high esteem by many of the intelligent and independent electors of Little Bay and we have no doubt, from the unsullied reputation he has always borne, a similar feeling is shared in many other parts of the district. One writer in speaking of him says: "There are men here who would do anything reasonable for him (Mr. WOODS). Aye even to fighting for him. Amongst the number your humble servant. We don't think Mr. WOODS is disgraced, only a martyr to the malice of men void of principle, men who would sacrifice their own fathers for their own selfish ends."
May 19, 1894Politics"Extraordinary Conduct for a Colonial Secretary". It appears from the special despatch in our telegraph column that the bye election contest in the district of Bay-de-Verde is assuming quite a lively aspect. Our correspondent informs us that at a public meeting held in Broad Cove, Mr. MORINE attempted to frighten the audience by presenting a revolver, which it is said was afterwards taken from him at Island Cove, and thrown into the sea. We imagine the intelligent electors of that district are not likely to be frightened into supporting the Tory or Mercantile candidates by dastardly acts of this kind, on the part of this adventurer. Such atrocious actions are most extraordinary, for a man holding the responsible position of Colonial Secretary of our colony. Truly, we are a most forbearing people.
May 19, 1894Politics"The WHITEWAY Candidates for Bay-de-Verde." The Whiteway candidates for the bye-election in Bay-de-Verde district is Messrs. Sidney WOODS and C. HUTCHINGS, not Mr. MOORES as mentioned in last paper. They have been on the battle ground for ten or twelve days and have met with a great reception in nearly all the places visited, and the latest news from that district, as to their success, is of a most reassuring character. Speaking of their reception at Western Bay, a special despatch from that place to the Evening Telegram of the 11th inst., says :- "The Whiteway candidates received the greatest ovation last night ever seen in Western Bay. Hundreds of people were awaiting their arrival. Continuous volleys from fifty muskets reverberated through the night air. The candidates were called and they addressed the multitudes. WOODS and HUTCHINGS spoke for an hour, amid continued applause. The candidates were borne upon the shoulders of the people to the house where they lodged. The Whiteway element prevails everywhere."
May 19, 1894Ship ArrivalThe coastal steamer "Grand Lake," capt. DELANEY, arrived here on Wednesday morning, and her appearance was most welcome, this being the first steamer that has visited us this season. She left St. John's Saturday and made very good time, considering that the ice impeded her progress. There was a large quantity of freight for this place and few passengers. Mrs. CURTIS, Mrs. Edward ROBERTS, and Messrs. FITZGERALD, LANGMEAD, Edgar and Aaron VATCHER.

May 26, 1894Ship NewsCopper Steamer for Tilt Cove. The "Australich," Capt. SULLIVAN, is the name of the copper steamer off our harbor the past day or two. She is from Liverpool and bound to Tilt Cove with coal and mining supplies. The steamer was about three miles off yesterday and was boarded by a crew of five men from Crow Head. There were four passengers on the Australich who came on shore with them to await a more favorable time to Tilt Cove. The steamer will be in charge of a pilot from here. She took the ice twenty miles North of Cape John, and saw a great many old seals coming along.
May 26, 1894Charity (Part 1)Subscriptions Acknowledged. An appeal was made to the public some time ago on behalf of Mr. John DOWLAND, of Little Harbor, who earned comparatively little at the fishery last summer, and who was cripple at the time the seals were got here this spring. Consequently, he was in needy circumstances, and solicited help from his fellow fishermen, and we are happy to say, he met with a liberal response. The result which we have been asked to publish is as follows: W.H. LETHBRIDGE, $1.00. Thomas FORD, $1.00. Norman GRAY, .50. Andrew GRAY, .50. W.J. NEWMAN, .50. Geo. BLANDFORD, .50. Arthur ASHBOURN, .50. John W. OWEN, .50. Robert T. GILLINGHAM, .30. G.B. NOTT, .30. James JEANS, .40. Stephen JEANS, .10. A. COLBOURNE, 30. H.L. PIKE, 20. W.W. HODDER, 20. A.E. DWYER, 50. W.T. SKINNER, 20. John W. ROBERTS, 20. Samuel MAIDMENT, 20. John WHITEHORN, 20. Ephriam JACOBS, 30. John BORDON, 20. John ROUGHTENTUFF, 60. George GILLETT, 50. Jonas CLARK, 40. Arthur YOUNG, 50. Elias YOUNG, 30. James WHITEHORN, 20. William HITCHCOCK, 50.
May 26, 1894Charity (Part 2)Jas. D. LOCKYER, 50. Frederick LINFIELD, 40. G.G. WILLIAM, 40. Alfred LACEY, 50. H. PEARCE, 20. A.J. PEARCE, $1.00. Edward ROBERTS, 50. John WHYTE, 20. Frank ROBERTS, 50. George ROBERTS, $1.00. Amos ROSSITER, 20. R.M. DUFF, 20. J.A.S. PEYTON, 20. R. NEWMAN, 20. J.W. MOORES, 40. R.R. RELIEF, 20. Edwin B. COLBOURN, 20. Joseph STRICKLAND, 10. A.B.C., 30. Always in Need, 20. F. STAFFORD, 50. Peter CLARK, 20. Thomas CHURCHILL, 20. S. SKINNER, 50. Shem YATES, 20. John FROWD, 20. Jabez ROBERTS, 20. Arthur HULL, 20. Robert RIDEOUT, 20. Albert ROBERTS, 20. John ROBERTS, 20. John PHILLIPS, 20. Andrew Roberts, sr., 50. Uriah MANUEL, 50. Levi FIFIELD, 50. Edward BRETT, 20. Samuel ANSTEY, 20. Andrew ROBERTS, sr., 40. H.J. PRESTON, 20. Robert BRETT, 20. Arthur W. PRESTON, 50. A.H. MANUAL, 50. Sergeant PATTEN, 20. Thomas ADAMS, 20. James OAKLEY, 20. Frederick WHITE, 20. Poorer Still, 20. Total…$27.00. I, the undersigned, desire to thank those that helped me this spring to the above amount, which I have duly received and which was very much needed. I was cripple the time the seals were got, not being able to get our to get any. And I desire to thank the collector especially William YOUNG for taking my case into consideration and acting accordingly. John DOWLAND.
May 26, 1894New SchoonerLaunch at Batrix Island. On Saturday evening last, Batrix Island was the scene of a large gathering of people at it was understood that a new schooner built for Mr. James BLACKLER was to be launched. It is seldom an event of this kind takes place here and much interest was evinced, especially by the young folks, who were there from various parts of the community. Everything was in readiness and about seven o'clock, when the tide was up, the 'trips' were knocked away, and with the assistance of willing hands the new craft, which was christened the "Lady Blackler, was seen moving along the launchway, to make her obeisance to the briny elements, with which she would afterwards have to contend. From the stately manner in which she glided down towards the water it was thought that it was going to be a most successful launch, but owing to the very shallow water all around that locality, it was found that after her stern took the water, which was not sufficiently deep to float it, it fell in the sand, and this entirely impeded the vessels progress, and everything was at a standstill to the disappointment of the many spectators. She remained in this condition until Monday evening, and that day, the necessary measures were taken for floating her, and with the assistance of a large number of volunteers, it was not long before the Lady Blackler was out in deep water, without sustaining any injury from the mishap of the previous evening. She is a little over forty tons and is a nice looking craft. We congratulate Mr. BLACKLER and hope that much success will attend this new venture.
May 26, 1894SealingA few bedlamer seals have been killed off Crow Head the past few days.
May 26, 1894Schooner LeavesThe "Six Brothers", James YOUNG, master, left for St. John's on Wednesday with a cargo of oil and skins for E. Duder.
May 26, 1894Ice Two or three schooners that left here some time since for the North, only reached as far as Exploits and New Bay, owing to the immense jam of ice in the bay. A copper steamer bound to Tilt Cove was seen off our harbor in the ice on Thursday and yesterday. The bay is completely blocked and there is no probability of her reaching her destination before a change takes place. The prevalence of East and North-East winds, for the past few weeks, have completely blocked our bay with ice and made navigation impossible. It is the latest season that has been known for many years and the outlook is not at all bright. It must be cheerless in the more Northern part of the coast where the people have been shut off from communication by water for five or six months. Let us hope, however, that a bright aspect will soon be presented.
May 26, 1894Schooner ArrivalThe schooner "Robert Fiddes" belonging to R.SCOTT, Esq., Fogo, arrived from that place on Monday last, for a quantity of seals collected by his branch trade here, and left the following day.
May 26, 1894Schooner ArrivalThe "Princess May", William CHURCHILL, master, arrived from St. John's on Monday having previously been at Herring Neck. This is the first sailing craft that has reached here from the Metropolis this season. Several others left for the North about the same time but have not yet arrived.
May 26, 1894Schooner ArrivalThe "Annie Roberts," Isaac FORD, master, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, arrived Sunday morning last, having been away on a trading trip. She was as far as Fortune Harbor, leaving that place last, and brought back 2,100 seals. The various places visited present quite a wintry aspect for so late in the season.
May 26, 1894ReligiousThe May number of the Methodist Monthly Greeting, informs us that the Rev. G.C. FRAZER, of Trinity, has received a unanimous invitation from the Grand Bank Quarterly Board to take the pastorate of that church next year, and that he has accepted the same, subject to the approval of the Stationing Committee.
May 26, 1894Steamer DelayedIt is now ten days since the coastal steamer "Grand Lake" left here for the other side of the bay, and there has been no news of her having reached Little Bay or the Cape Shore. On Saturday last she was reported to have been in the ice off Leading Tickles and the probability is, that the steamer has been jammed thereabouts, and can neither proceed North nor get this way. It is to be hoped that a favorable change will soon set in, as the present outlook is any thing but cheering.
May 26, 1894PoliticsBy Telegraph. House Prorogued Again. WOODS and AYRE Elected for Bay-de-Verde. MERCANTILE TYRANNY Defeats one of the WHITEWAY Candidates. (Special to the Sun) St. John's, May 16. The House of Assembly is prorogued till the thirty-first of May. WOODS and AYRE have been elected for Bay-de-Verde. The returns show - WOODS, 876; HUTCHINGS, 831; AYRE 846; MacPHERSON, 808. It is regarded as a great victory for the WHITEWAY party under the circumstances. The merchants refused supplies, and threatened starvation, unless they voted for AYRE and MacPHERSON. There is greater reason than ever for the people to unite and crush the Tory conspirators. St. John's East and West will return WHITEWAY men, so will all the other districts whose candidates are unseated. The return of Mr. Sydney WOODS amply vindicates Mr. HENRY's reputation. Only for the mercantile influence, both WHITEWAY candidates would have been returned by large majorities. There is a strong feeling of indignation against mercantile tyranny here.
May 26, 1894Religious MeetingBonavista District. The annual meeting of the Bonavista District is to be held at Greenspond this year, and is set down for about the 14th of June, should the movements of the coastal steamer enable the Northern ministers to get there by that time. The following will be the order of the public services, as given in the last number of the Methodist Monthly Greeting: Thursday, June 14th - Sermon (candidate) at 7a.m. A.E. ROWSON. Educational Meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Rev. H. SCOTT, J.J. WHEATLEY, T. W. ATKINSON. Friday, June 15th - Sermon (candidate) at 7 a.m. - E. JONES. Sustentation fund meeting at 7.30 p.m.. Speakers: Rev. S. RUSSELL, W.H. BROWNING, G.C. FRAZER. Saturday, June 16th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - W.J.. LUSCOMBE. An evangelistic service at 7.30 p.m. Addresses by Revs. Selby JEFFERSON, E. MOORE, and Geo. SONEY, E. JONES. Sunday, June 17th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - W.W. EDMONSON. Sermon: 11 a.m., Rev. Thos. W. ATKINSON. Sabbath school meeting at 3 p.m.. Speakers: Revs. A.E. ROWSON, W.J. LUSCOMBE, W.W. EDMONSON, Samuel John MOSHER. Sermon, Rev. Jabez HILL, at 6.30 p.m. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at 8 p.m. Monday, June 18th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - S.J. MOSHER. Colportage meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Revs. W.H. DOTCHON, W.J. HUTCHESON, Wm. HARRIS. Tuesday, June 19th - Temperance meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Revs. A.A. HOLMES, A. STONEY, M. FENWICK, Thos. W. HARWOOD. Collections at the Educational, Colportage and Sustenation Meetings. Jabez HILL, Chariman, G.C. FRAZER, Fin. Sec'y.
May 26, 1894MarriedOn the 23rd inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Jabez HILL, Mr. Walter HAWKINS, of Jenkin's Cove to Miss Mary Jane ANSTEY, of Purcill's Harbor.
May 26, 1894MarriedOn the 24th inst., at the Congregational Church, by the same, Mr. Alexander Edward DWYER of North Side to Miss Louisa HODDER of South Side.
May 26, 1894MarriedOn the same day at the Methodist Parsonage, by the same, Mr. James HINGS of Durrell's Arm to Miss Annie BURT of Wild Cove.

June 2, 1894AdvertisementMark CHAPLIN. Fashionable Tailor and Clothier. Water Street, St. John's. Outport and city orders promptly executed, and Self - Measurement cards sent by post to persons desirous of having a real good suit of clothes. A perfect fit guaranteed.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 1)Supreme Court on Northern Circuit. Thomas BRANSFIELD, vs. Andrew H. BEATTY and the Pyrites Company, Limited. Judgement of Mr. Justice LITTLE. The summons and statement of claim upon which these proceedings rest were issued by the Commissioner at Little Bay, on the 16th day of last August, returnable before this Court at its ensuing sittings on Circuit at that place. The proceedings were in the form of an action of trespass, the plaintiff thereby claiming damages to the amount of $800 by reason of the defendants having, on the 3rd day of the preceding month of July, broken into, pulled down, removed and destroyed a wooden structure or building, erected and completed by the plaintiff on the 26th day of the previous month of June. This building had, from that time up to the committal of the wrongs complained of, been used as a store or shop and dwelling by the plaintiff. The case was partially heard before me without a jury at Little Bay, and, at the instance of the parties, further evidence was taken at Pilley's Island, and a complete and satisfactory view had of the locus or the site on which the building had been erected and of the environments. It would appear from the evidence, that plaintiff was a trader or dealer, carrying on a small case and barter business along the coast and between the different harbors and settlements in the vicinity of Pilley's Island. The defendant (BEATTY) is the agent and superintendent of the defendant company, who are the proprietors of extensive mining rights, particularly at Pilley's Island, where important mining operations are being extensively prosecuted by them.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 2)The plaintiff, having informed Mr. BEATTY of his desire and intention to establish himself in the locality to carry on a small business in groceries and other goods, inquired of defendant if there would be any objection on the part of the company to his building a small store on or near the particular place selected by him for that purpose, abutting on the waters of the harbor. It would then appear that from the conversation thus had, the plaintiff was led to believe that no substantial objection existed to his undertaking, and early in the month of June he commenced and completed the intended structure. The spot or place so indicated, was situated on the North side, and in a curve or bend of the shore at Saltwater Pond, which forms the harbor of Pilley's Island. Here he (plaintiff) drove and sunk a number of piles in the landwash or shore extending into the harbor, and about five or six feet from the water side of a main road, leading from the mining establishments, by and apast this curve. These piles, it was stated on evidence, were continued out into the harbor, beyond low water, and upon them his building was constructed. The beams, or sills, were stated to be thirteen feet long, extending over the piles from the line of shore abutting the road referred to. The height of the store from the sills to the wall plate on one side was about eight feet. This small structure stood about five feet from the side of the road, and was reached by a platform extending therefrom, to the door way.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 3)The waters of the harbor, or "Saltwater Pond," at times flowed up to the embankment, the outer piles being, as alleged, outside of low water mark. The building being completed, plaintiff occupied and carried on his business in it on or before the 28th of June, and shortly after, received a notice form the defendant, requiring him to proceed no further with his work and to remove the building from the locality in which it stood. No grounds were given, or cause assigned for this required removal, and shortly after, for the purposes of his business, he visited Tilt Cove, and on his return found that, by defendant BEATTY's orders, and under his personal supervision, the building, piles and platform were torn down and removed. The plaintiff deposed that he had in the store, at the time of its demolition and removal, about $120 worth of goods, and of these, there had been saved articles of the value of $25. Plaintiff, on leaving for Tilt cove left his son, aged about 16 years, in charge of his shop and place. The plaintiff also deposed, that it was by his own labour and his son's, and that of a handy man, the building was erected. That the materials composing the buildings were rendered useless and of no value to him, by reason of the manner in which it had been demolished. In his evidence he gives an approximate value of these materials, and states, that from that time, up to the trial, he had been unable to carry on any trade or business, but had continued a small barter business on the same coast.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 4)The defendant admitted the tearing down and removal of these articles, but stated that the materials of which they were constructed were left on the road side for plaintiff. Also, that the few articles composing the stock in trade of the plaintiff were of very little value, and were not lost to him or carried away by the defendant, but left on the road to be taken away by plaintiff's son, if he were desirous of saving them; but it was stated, that notwithstanding this, he declined doing so, and that they were there uninjured and intact. The defence mainly rested on the grounds that plaintiff, without permission or leave, expressed or implied from the defendants, or by any shadow of right, had trespassed on the lands of the place indicated, and before doing so was made aware by the defendant, BEATTY, of the rights of the defendant company in the premises. It was claimed by them, that by virtue and force of the terms of the grants and leases obtained and held by them, and their predecessors in title from the Crown, or the Government of this Island, that the lands of that part of Pilley's Island, and the land and the waters of Salt Pond, forming the harbor and the shores enclosing it, became the sole and exclusive property of the defendant company. In support of this position was subsequently received in evidence a mining grant, purporting to have been issued under the Great Seal of this Island, to the members of the defendant company, on the 20th day of December 1888. Under this document, as stated, it is claimed that the lands, shores and (public) waters in question, vested in and became the sole and exclusive property of the defendant company.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 5)The evidence on the part of the defence was only recently closed, it having been considered necessary to obtain further testimony in relation to the exact boundaries of the property of the company, and to locate with precision the place on which they alleged the trespass was stated to have been committed. This having closed the evidence of both sides, I heard counsel, in argument, fully upon the questions, and all the contentions relative to the manner in which plaintiff entered into possession, erected his building, and was deprived of its use. And then in view of the importance of the questions raised in the claim of title by defendant Company, under their grants and the interests public and private, involved in the adjudication thereon, and as it appeared that the judgement so rendered would form the subject of appeal; it was agreed between counsel, with my approval, that I would here, finally ascertain and assess the amount of the damages suffered by the plaintiff on the occasion complained of; and that the greater and more important question of the validity, force and effect of the grants and documentary evidence relied on by the defendant company should, under order of this Court, be reserved and submitted to the adjudication of the Supreme Court at a special hearing to be obtained by Counsel for that purpose. Whilst approving of this proposed course of procedure, I cannot allow the matter to pass away from this Court, without recording the opinion formed at the close of the defence, and subsequently, verbally expressed by me, in stating the conclusion at which I had arrived upon the question of damages.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 6)An expression of opinion at such a time may appear to have been somewhat premature, in view of the future hearing of the matter as arranged for; but having completed the evidence, and heard the arguments of Counsel upon their whole case, I considered it timely and proper to state that, in my judgement, it would be found that the defence resting upon the title claimed under these grants to an exclusive and absolute right over the shores and waters in question would be found untenable. I should, under the circumstances, regard any such claim or title as being directly opposed to and in contravention of the provisions or certain well known Imperial Acts relative to the use and occupation of the coasts of this Island for the general purposes of our fisheries. These statutable provisions are express and unqualified in their terms, and clearly prescribe the extent and nature of the claims that may be acquired on that part of the public domain. The meaning and application of the terms of these statutes have also, on several occasions, been submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Court of this Colony, as will be found on reference to our early Law Reports. It will be found on reference to the reported cases of those times that, under the rulings and decisions of the Court on this subject, no such claim or right as the present was recognised. The granting of it would be regarded as contrary to public policy and in derogation of the rights secured by statute, to those of the public immediately engaged in the prosecution of our fisheries. The exercise of these rights of fishery and the use of portions of our sea-board therefore, need not conflict with the use of our public lands for the prosecution of mining and other great industries.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 7)It will also be found that the shores and the navigable waters of our harbors cannot be alienated in the manner and under the conditions contended for. Assuming this to be the principle to be observed, and regulating the granting of titles to such lands, it may reasonably be concluded that the grant of such a title by the Executive Government, unauthorised by legislative enactment, would be ultra vires. However, further comment is unnecessary in relation to this part of the case. The parties, after submitting their contentions thereon to the consideration of the Supreme Court, will have from that body, a full and well considered judgement, determining and settling, so far, the issues raised in this proceeding. Aside then, from the points so reserved, we must express regret that (the) defendants did not have recourse to their remedy at law, for the removal of the building and assertion of their alleged title, instead of violently and summarily demolishing the structure, and ejecting the plaintiff in the manner and under these circumstances deposed to. The pulling down of an erection by a party, who has the right to the place on which it stood, and who has been unlawfully interfered with in the exercise of his right by such erection, has in several cases been held justifiable, - see JAMES vs. HAYWARD, 5 Rep.; MASON vs. C.....; 2 Mod, 65; ARLETT vs. ELLES, 7 B. & C.' PENNY vs. FITZHOWE, 8 A, & E., p. 774. But where a building is occupied by the party alleged to be trespassing, it is obvious the act done may be calculated in the highest degree, to excite violence and a breach of the Peace, and the law will not permit any person to pursue his remedy at such risks.
June 2, 1894Supreme Court (Part 8)We have, moreover, in this connection, to consider the statement frequently deposed to at the trial, and not wholly rebutted by the explanatory evidence on the defendants, entry was made with the knowledge and apparent assent of defendants; and that, at the time of the demolition, plaintiff's son, for his own safety, was obliged to abandon the house. The defendants, relying on the strength of their title and claim, to and over the place or site upon which the erection stood, regarded the plaintiff as a trespasser (initio ?) and, after notifying him of their intention to remove the structure, they forcible entered upon the place and pulled down and demolished the building and erections of the plaintiff, who was consequently obliged to abandon them and the materials used in constructing them. From the evidence, I must find in favour of the plaintiff; and as to the question of damages, from the evidence particularising his losses, I consider he has been directly and substantially damaged by the acts of the defendants in the premises, to the extent of two hundred and thirty dollars, and that he will be entitled to have judgement entered accordingly. Mr. EMERSON, Q.C., for plaintiff; Mr. HORWOOD and Mr. MORRISON for defendants. Judges' Chambers, St. John's, 6th February, 1894.
June 2, 1894ShippingEDISON is now at work on a plan to grease the sides of ships, so that they will slip through the water more readily. He says the friction of salt water and its constituents, are much more than is generally believed, and if he can only do what he is trying to do, the "Campania" can make the voyage between New York and Liverpool in four days.
June 2, 1894The Courts (Part 1)Important Judgement by Mr. Justice LITTLE. On our first page to-day we reprint from the Royal Gazette a very important judgement given by Mr. Justice LITTLE some time ago on a case from Pilley's Island, that came before the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit last year, in which Thomas BRANSFIELD was plaintiff, and the Pyrites Company defendants, and which was decided in favour of the former. It was an action for damages taken by Mr. BRANSFIELD against the Pyrites Company for the pulling down of a structure, which he had erected on property, which was alleged to belong to the said company, who according to the terms of a grant issued to them while the THORBOURN government was in power, claim the exclusive right to the shores and waters of Pilley's Island. His Lordship, however, takes a different view of the question, as may be seen from the able judgement, which we publish in full on another page for the benefit of our readers in that part of the district, who may be especially interested in the result of the case. Touching on the important feature of "exclusive rights" his lordship remarks:-- "Having completed the evidence and heard the arguments of Counsel upon their whole case, I considered it timely and proper to state that, in my judgement, it would be found that the defence resting upon the title claimed under these grants, to an exclusive and absolute right over the shores and waters in question, would be found untenable.
June 2, 1894The Courts (Part 2)I should, under the circumstances, regard any such claim or title as being directly opposed to, and in contravention of the provisions or certain well known Imperial Acts relative to the use and occupation of the coasts of this Island, for the general purposes of our fisheries. These statutable provisions are express and unqualified in their terms, and clearly prescribe the extent and nature of the claims that may be acquired on that part of the public domain. The meaning and application of the terms of these statutes have also, on several occasions, been submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Court of this Colony, as will be found on reference to our early Law Reports. It will be found on reference to the reported cases of those times that, under the rulings and decisions of the Court on this subject, no such claim or right as the present was recognised. The granting of it would be regarded as contrary to public policy and in derogation of the rights secured by statute to those of the public, immediately engaged in the prosecution of our fisheries. The exercise of these rights of fishery and the use of portions of our sea-board therefore, need not conflict with the use of our public lands for the prosecution of mining and other great industries. It will also be found that the shores and the navigable waters of our harbors cannot be alienated in the manner and under the conditions contended for. Assuming this to be the principle to be observed, and regulating the granting of titles to such lands, it may reasonably be concluded that the grant of such a title by the Executive Government unauthorised by legislative enactment, would be ultra vires.
June 2, 1894Two Serious AccidentsMr. James PIKE met with a very serious accident one day this week. He was in the act of cleaving fuel, when the axe turned one side, taking the left foot, and almost severing the first toe from it. His sister also met with a very painful accident. While she was cutting bread to make a poultice for her brother, the knife slipped and nearly cut the thumb from her left hand. The doctor, who was on the spot at the time, immediately dressed the wound, having to put several stitches in her hand. We learn that both are now doing well.
June 2, 1894PoliticianMr. THOMPSON M.H.A., left here last Saturday for St. John's via Burnt Bay.
June 2, 1894Domestic A New York man attempted suicide by drinking carbolic acid the other day, because his wife "talks too much."
June 2, 1894Ship NewsThe steamer "Australich," which has been jammed in the ice off Long Point for the past week, arrived safely in the harbor as far as Wild Cove last evening, and will remain here until the ice clears off, so as to allow her to cross the bay to Tilt Cove.
June 2, 1894Ship NewsThe coastal steamer "Grand Lake", Capt. DELANEY, on her way South, was sighted early yesterday morning making her way through the ice between Exploits and Long Point, but could not succeed in getting down, and last evening she was about two miles off Crow Head. Nearly ever since leaving here, the Grand Lake has had to contend with ice, and it was with great difficulty that she succeeded in getting around the Bay so far.
June 2, 1894The Railway (Part 1)"The Coming Route". The matter of the line of railway, at present under construction in this colony by the Messrs. REID, is pleasing to notice, continuing to engage the attention of the Provincial press. The North Sydney Herald, in recently making reference to the subject says: "the road will be completed to Port-au-Basques by the close of the year, and it is expected that the contractor will succeed in establishing the proposed line of steamers from this port to connect with the Railway". A Newfoundland correspondent, alluding to the proposed scheme, says that the steamers will run three times a week each way, and carry mails, passengers and freight. At present the mails from Halifax are sometimes fortnightly and sometime weekly, so that a regular mail service three times a week would be a great improvement and would affect a very great saving to the colony. The advantages to business men would be very important. A great increase in the amount of business between Newfoundland and Canada would follow. Ultimately, when the Canadian fast steamers are in operation, the whole of the mails would come by this route, and the present large sums, given as subsidies for ocean steam services, would be no longer needed.
June 2, 1894The Railway (Part 2) A saving of, from fifty to one hundred thousand dollars a year, might thus be accomplished. Once this line is completed, there will be a steady influx of visitors and tourists during the summer, to enjoy our splendid scenery, and escape from the fierce heat of Canada and the States. It is evident this new line of railway, under the energetic management of Mr. R.G. REID, will revolutionise matters in the ancient colony, and quicken its life-pulses. It is stated that the Dominion Government have responded favorably to the application for a subsidy, and there is little doubt that the Newfoundland Government will also aid; so that the first class line of steamers will be placed on the route, making the passage in a few hours. In relation to the above, little remains to be said further than, it is satisfactory to find our well-informed contemporaries taking such an intelligent interest in the project, which, it is ardently to be hoped, in the best interests of all concerned, may soon be an accomplished fact.

June 9, 1894Exploits (Part 1)Dear Mr. Editor:-- Late numbers of your paper seem pregnant with reports of concerts in different parts of our district, so much so that we almost fear being accused of imposition, were we to forward a lengthy article re an entertainment held here on May-day. Notwithstanding that, another meeting was being held in Butt's Cove by certain recent arrivals - "Salvashioners"; - and the usual curiosity consequent thereon, the largest building procurable (e.g.,) Methodist School-room was comfortably filled; and receipts fully gratified, those on whom the onerous part of the affair devolved. It is unnecessary to comment as to the manner in which the different pieces were rendered, suffice to say that though some may have excelled, yet all did their best, which fact of itself, contributed in no small degree to harmony and success. The proceeds amounting to $15.00 are to aid in renovating the interior of our esteemed Minister's home. After the contents of the programme were disposed of, a vote of thanks to Miss Belle PIERCE, proposed by Mr. W. BRADLEY, and supported on behalf of the audience by Mr. Jabez MANUEL, was unanimously carried. This young lady is to be congratulated for the efficient manner in which she presided at the organ and conducted the singing. After the building was cleared, the performers with a few choice friends were provided gratuitously with a sumptuous supper, the catering being done by a few interested ladies, who proved themselves to be no amateurs of heart. By request, the affair was repeated on the evening of Thursday 3rd inst., for the benefit of widow RIDEOUT. The same programme, with but few alterations, was gone through and was, it is needless to say, as liberally patronised as on the previous evening. Subjoined is the PROGRAMME:
June 9, 1894Exploits (Part 2)Song - "Red, White and Blue" - whole company. Prologue - Master Ford MANUEL. Dialogue - "The Inhuman Monster." Song and Chorus - "Sailing" - Messrs. PIERCE, SCEVIOUR and BRADLEY. Recitation - "The Collegian and the Porter" - Mr. J.M. LACEY. Dialogue - "The Three Little Fools". Song - "In the Gloaming" - Miss Janet MANUEL. Recitation - "On Promotion to H.M.S. 'Argus' " - Mr. Harry SCEVIOUR. Dialogue - "Imps of the Trunk-room". Song - "The Two Lives" - whole company. Reading - "Hezekiah Bedott" - Mr. E.W. BRADLEY. Song - "The Gypsies Warning" - Mr. F. PEARCE. Recitation - "The …loss of the North Star" - Mr. Dick MANUEL. Dialogue - "Courtin' Melinda". Song and Chorus - "Take me Home" - Mr D.W. BRADLEY. Reading - "Fun on Aesthetics" - Mr. Victor PURCHASE. Song - "Better Luck Tomorrow" - whole company. Recitation - "The Three Warnings" - Mrs. D.W. BRADLEY. Song - "The Golden Shore" - Mr. Caleb MANUEL. Dialogue - "Sloman's Angel". Song - "Home Sweet Home" - whole company. Address - by the Manager. "God Save the Queen". B.
June 9, 1894Ship ArrivalThe "Jubilee", S. NEWMAN, arrived from St. John's on Monday last with a load of provisions, &c., for J.B. TOBIN.
June 9, 1894Ship DepartureThe "Sunrise", J. BUTT [?], sailed on Tuesday for St. John's with 7,000 seal skins and fifteen tons seal oil for the firm of J.B. TOBIN.
June 9, 1894Ship ArrivalThe "Valkyrie" arrived from Burnt Bay Monday with a load of fire wood. Mr. Fred LINFIELD who came from St. John's to Burnt Bay by train, was a passenger by her.
June 9, 1894ShippingThe Jeanie, Endurance, Minnot Light, Terra Nova, Six Brothers, and Mary Parker arrived from St. John's this week, bringing provisions, salt, coals, &c., for the different mercantile firms. The "Five Brothers" arrived on Wednesday and the "Blooming Queen" today. "Notre Dame" sails to-morrow. The "Elystons" is loading and will be ready to leave about Saturday.
June 9, 1894Ship RepairsThe broken wing of the steamer "Austerlitz" propeller, was replaced by a new one Tuesday morning, and she started for Tilt Cove same day, but meeting with ice off Long Point had to return, and left again Thursday morning.
June 9, 1894Arrival of ShipsThe trading schooners "Albert", H. MEDDLETON of Nipper's Harbor, and "Notre Dame", R. QUIRK, of Fortune Harbor, arrived here last Saturday evening, the "Minnie Ha Ha", T. THISTLE, of Triton, on Monday, and the "Vanderville", J. NEWMAN on Tuesday, each bringing a load of seals.
June 9, 1894FuneralThe funeral of the late Mrs. YOUNG took place last Sunday afternoon in the South Side Methodist Church, before a large congregation, when a forcible and practical sermon was preached by the Rev. J. HILL, choosing as his text "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment," Hebrews 9 chapter, 27 verse.
June 9, 1894PassengersThe steamer "Windsor Lake", Capt. DRAKE, from St. John's reached this port Thursday evening. She had a large freight which took considerable time in landing. Her trip extends as far as Griquet, and if not prevented by ice, may be expected returning South next Wednesday. The following were among the passengers on leaving St. John's: Bay-de-Verde - Mrs. BENSON. Catalina - Mr. FORSEY, Capt. TILLEY. Bonavista - J.W. DAY and child, Mr. A. TILLEY. Fogo - Mr. STEVENSON. Twillingate - Mr. BEMISTER, Mr. PERLIN. Tilley's Island - Mr. ANDERSON. Tilt Cove - Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. PINK, Mr. SYLVERTON.
June 9, 1894FishermenOur Hardy Fishermen And How They are Treated by the Tory Merchants. In no country in the world is there a class of men treated with such shameful injustice as our fishermen. They form the vast majority of our people; they pay almost the whole of the revenue. The Tory merchants are willing to do something for every class except them. Whatever is done for any class has to be paid by them, and yet for them nothing is done; and their interests are completely neglected. However, the fishermen have the remedy in their own hands, and they are fools if they do not use it. If they want justice, let them restore the WHITEWAY Party to power. They need hope for no justice from this Tory Government. The merchants own it. It is not enough that the fishermen should be robbed by an unjust system of overcharges. But nothing is done in any way by the Tory merchants, with whom they deal, to encourage them. In March, 1887, a bill was introduced to punish any fishermen with six months imprisonment with hard labor, if he sold his fish to any one but the merchant who supplied him. Thus you could not sell your fish for cash to one man and pay your account in cash to the merchant, without being put in jail for six months. The WHITEWAY Government did away with that piece of gross injustice. We are informed that MUNN & Co., of Harbor Grace are offering their sharemen and servants such miserable terms, as to leave them nothing for the winter, no matter how good the voyage may be. Truly, the poor man's lot under the Tory Government is a miserable one in the fullest acceptance of the term. Evening Telegram
June 9, 1894FireHouse Destroyed by Fire on Portugal Cove Road. A cottage on Portugal Cove Road occupied by Judge CONROY, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning. Its contents were destroyed and the inmates barely escaped.
June 9, 1894SealsThe following is an extract from a private letter received from Fogo: - "During the past week, there has been quite a number of young seals got here with the gun; the nets also had quite a few. John MILLER had in one net, one young harp, and one shark, which, when cut open, was found to have swallowed one codfish, one flatfish and one sculpin. June 8th.
June 9, 1894Ship NewsFour copper steamers were at Seldom-Come-By Thursday awaiting for the ice to clear off so as to get to Pilley's Island and Tilt Cove.
June 9, 1894DiedOn the 15th March, at Redeburg, Dresden, Germany, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Sarah, the beloved wife of F. H HACKER, Esq., formerly Civil Engineeer at Bett's Cove and Little Bay, and daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq., Sub-Collector, Little Bay, aged 31 years.
June 9, 1894AdvertisementAYRSHIRE ROSE. All House-keepers should use "Ayrshire Rose" FLOUR. This popular brand is now admitted by the trade to be the Best All-Round Family Flour offered to the public. Every Barrel Guaranteed. For Sale by all Dealers. ROGHWELL and BOWRING St. John's, Sole Agents.

June 19, 1894AddressTo the Rev. Thomas W. HARWOOD. Dear Sir:- We, the undersigned, holding official positions in the Methodist churches of Twillingate, having with no small amount of surprise, learnt that you have decided on leaving us for some other spheres of Ministerial labor, cannot conscientiously let you depart from our midst, without expressing the regret we feel at the step you have thought proper to take. Your sojourn here with us has been very brief; yet in looking back at the past few months, we are thankful for the refreshing seasons we have realised, while sitting under your ministration of the "Word." Your ministerial talent, and the faithful discharge of your responsible duties, with your upright walk and conversation, has deservedly won the esteem, not only of ourselves, and the two large Methodist congregations of this place, but also, so far as we know, of the entire community. Our best wishes and prayers follow you wherever your lot may be cast. May the great Head of the Church go with and abide with you, richly blessing you with the Spirit of Wisdom, of Love, of Power, and of a Sound Mind, and thus you will, we trust, be successful in gathering into the fold, the "Sheep for whom the Shepherd died." Samuel ROBERTS, (L.P…), John MINTY, sr., Frank ROBERTS, James SMITH, George GILLETT, Elijah KENDELL, Thomas LINFIELD, Elias WHEELER, Matthias HAYWARD, Abraham YOUNG, sr. Peter SAMWAYS, Philip RIDEOUT, Robert DOVE, Josiah ROBERTS, J.P. THOMPSON.
June 19, 1894Ship NewsFour copper steamers, three for Pilley's Island and one for Tilt Cove, passed our harbor last Sunday morning.
June 19, 1894PoliticiansThere is quite a display of bunting to-day in honor of the M.H.A.s for this district who arrived per "Virginia Lake."
June 19, 1894Ship PassengersThe following were passengers by the "Virginia Lake" from St. John's: -- Mrs. TOBIN, Misses TOBIN (2), Hon. Mr. GOODRIDGE, Messrs. KNIGHT, R. WHITE and THOMPSON.
June 19, 1894Shipping NewsA large number of Southern craft, on their way to Labrador, are now in port awaiting a favorable time to proceed North. The schooner "K.T.A.", Alex. GILLISPIE, left here for St. John's this morning taking a load of seal skins and oil from the firm of J.B. TOBIN. The schooners "Notre Dame," "Edystone", and "Minnie E. Strong", arrived from St. John's this week, bringing freight for the firms of R.D. HODGE, J.B.TOBIN and others. The steamer "Windsor Lake", Capt. DRAKE, arrived from the North Wednesday morning. She was prevented from getting any farther than Tilt Cove owing to the heavy jam of ice. After the usual detention she proceeded on her way South. The "Virginia Lake', Capt. TAYLOR, (whom we are pleased to welcome here for the first time this season) being chartered by the firm of E. DUDER, arrived from St. John's last evening with a load of oil casks and provisions for the branch establishment here. The steamer takes back seal oil and skins, and will be leaving this evening. The proprietor of this old and honorable establishment, John E. DUDER, Esq., came on a visit to his business firm by her.
June 19, 1894Baccalieu LightMr. R. WHITE, of the Light House Department, arrived per "Virginia Lake" for the purpose of visiting Baccalieu to see which is the most desirable part of it on which to build a light house which would be a great boon to craft going to and returning from the South. Fifty thousand dollars out of the surplus revenue were set apart by the WHITEWAY government in the session of 1893, for the erection of light houses, and Baccalieu is one of the favored places on which one is to be built.
June 19, 1894MarriedOn June 2nd, at the Methodist Parsonage, South Side, Mr. Philip CHURCHILL, of Farmer's Arm, to Miss Mary Ann MINTY of Durrill's Arm.
June 19, 1894Marriedon June 7th, at the same place, Mr. Samuel CHAPPLE, of Kettle Cove to Miss Mary Jane MORGAN of the North Side.
June 19, 1894MarriedOn June 11th at the same place, Mr. John COOPER, of the South Side, to Miss Harriet Ann BURT of Friday's Bay.
June 19, 1894DiedOn June 1st Mr. Adam POND, an old and respected resident of Farmer's Arm, aged 82 years.
June 19, 1894Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered. June 14 - Galatea, CROSS, Cadiz, 100 tons salt. - E. DUDER.

June 23, 1894Shipping NewsThe steamer "Selvia" left St. John's for Pilley's Island on Wednesday, to load with iron pyrites for New York. The steamer "Polino" arrived from Montreal on Monday, with flour for Messrs OWEN & EARLE. She was at Fogo before coming here and landed part of her cargo there. The steamer also called at St. John's before coming North. The first foreign arrival in our port for this season was on Saturday last, the "Nikita," Capt. KANDES from Cadiz, with a cargo of salt for Messrs. OWEN & EARLE. The "Lucie", Capt. GAUTESEN, also arrived on Thursday from the same place with another cargo of salt for same firm. The coastal steamer "Virginia Lake', Capt. TAYLOR, arrived Thursday morning from the South with mails, passengers and freight for Northern ports. She left again after the usual detention, intending to go as far as Griquet. This is the first time that one of the coastal steamers has attempted to go North of Cape John this season and it must be a welcome sight to the people along that coast to witness the appearance of one after being cut off from all communication by water for so many months.
June 23, 1894Supply MinisterThe Rev. W.W. EDMONSON came here per "Virginia Lake" to supply during the absence of Rev. J. HILL to Conference.
June 23, 1894Ship NewsSeveral of our craft have started for White Bay and the French Shore to try their luck before fitting out for the Labrador.
June 23, 1894ShipwreckWe learn that a schooner called the "Rose" has been wrecked lately, and that forty-three men who were at Lascie, will be taken South by the "Virginia Lake".
June 23, 1894Ship TowedThe "Galatea," Capt. CROSS, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, was towed from Herring Neck on Thursday by the steamer "Fleta", having been there to discharge part of her cargo of salt.
June 23, 1894ReligiousThe Methodist Conference opens in George Street Church, St. John's, on Monday next, the 25th inst. The Rev. Dr. CARMEN, of Canada, is expected to be present during the sessions of Conference.
June 23, 1894SealingSeveral craft, trading in White Bay and French Shore have arrived here with their seals the past week, all of which have been purchased by the firm of E. DUDER. Over forty thousand will have been landed to this firm and manufactured this season.
June 23, 1894Visiting ClergyThe Rev. W. HARRIS, wife and two children, arrived here per "Virginia Lake" to spend a little while with their friends, and we are pleased to welcome them back for a while. Mr. HARRIS has been stationed at Wesleyville the past three years and will now be going to another circuit.
June 23, 1894The FisheryThere were upwards of two hundred sail of Southern craft in port on Sunday last. They were bound to the Northern fishing grounds and the favorable change of wind Monday morning, enabled them to proceed on their journey, and by breakfast time nearly the whole of them had taken their departure. We hope those hardy toilers of the sea will be amply rewarded by procuring a bountiful harvest during the fishing season.
June 23, 1894Cemetery VisitOn Sunday last we paid a visit to the Church of England Cemetery and noticed that several new and handsome head-stones have been erected there since our last visit, to mark the final resting-place on earth of some of our departed friends. One stone - a massive white marble - caught our special notice. It is of the regulation height, and is eight inches in thickness. It is a splendid piece of sculpture, executed by Mr. James McINTYRE, and erected to the memory of the late Mr. George GADEN. The grounds are in splendid order, and Mr. A. LUSH, the care-taker, deserves credit for the appearance of "God's Acre" under his charge. - St. John's Times, June 6.
June 23, 1894DiedAt Carter's Cove, on the 7th inst., after a tedious illness, Mr. Thomas FARR, aged 48 years.
June 23, 1894Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered. June 16 - "Nikita", KANDES, Cadiz, 100 tons salt - OWEN & EARLE. June 18 - "Polino", LaCHANCE, Montreal, via Fogo, provisions - OWEN & EARLE. June 21 - "Lucie", GAUTESEN, Cadiz, 177 tons salt - OWEN & EARLE. Cleared. June 18 - "Polino", LaCHANCE, Cow Bay, ballast, - Captain.
June 23, 1894Notice to MarinersNEWFOUNDLAND LIGHTS. (No.1, 1894) To Mariners. Notice is hereby given, that it is intended to alter the light at Harbor Grace Island. Dangerous founders of the cliffs, being of frequent occurrence, thus more and more circumscribing the small area around the buildings, it is considered unsafe to continue resident Keepers on the Island, and it being desirable that a light should still be continued there, it has been determined to remove the revolving light and to substitute an occulting light capable of continuous operation without constant attendance. The work will be commenced July 1st, and the new light will be exhibited as quickly as possible, of which further notice will be issued. While the work is being done, a red duplex light will be exhibited nightly. (By order), Geo. W. MEWS, Secretary. Board of Work's Office, St. John's, Nfld., June 1894.

June 30, 1894Masonic MeetingAn Emergency Meeting of the "Twillingate" Lodge, F. & A.M., was held on Thursday evening, when the officers for the ensuing year were installed by Past Master GRAY, through dispensation from the Provincial Grand Master, the Hon. Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, K.C.M.G. The officers are as follows: Bro. N. PATTEN, W.M. Bro. Charles MAYNE, W.W. Bro. Rev. R. TEMPLE, Chaplain, Bro. A.E. DWYER, Treasurer. Bro. Geo. ROBERTS. Secretary. Bro. R. RYALL, Sr. Dean. Bro. E. SWEETLAND, Jr. Dean. Bro. W. BAIRD, Steward. Bro. A. MANUEL, Steward. Bro. S.C. THOMPSON, Steward. Bro. Walter HODDER, O.T.
June 30, 1894Shipwreck (Part 1)The Schooner "Rose". Twelve Souls Meet with Watery Graves. When the coastal steamer "Virginia Lake" called here going South Monday night, she had on board the crew of the schr. "Rose," whose loss was casually referred to in our last issue. The particulars of the sad disaster are these: The Rose, Henry GOSS, master, of Spaniard's Bay, was going to Labrador to prosecute the Summer's fishery, and was taking to the coast a number of freighters - sixty-two persons in all. On Sunday evening, the 17th inst, she was running along with a strong breeze of free wind, a dense fog prevailing at the time, and when about eight or ten miles off Partridge Point, in White Bay, she ran into a large pan of ice, and in less than ten minutes the craft went to the bottom, and twelve souls were hurried into eternity, namely: eight men, two women and two children. It is said that the consternation on board at the time was something frightful. When she struck several managed to get on the pan of ice over the jibboom. Boats were instantly put over her side and all possible speed was made to save as many as possible by landing them on the ice floe not far distant. A number of women and small children were saved by being in a boat on deck, and when the water rose over the schooner it floated clear of the wreckage, and they were safely landed on the ice.
June 30, 1894Shipwreck (Part 21)Some of the crew were struggling in the water and those who could keep themselves afloat long enough were rescued, but sad to relate, twelve met with watery graves. Fortunately, soon after the last one of the rescued parties had landed on the pan of ice, a schooner belonging to Catalina was sighted and she went to their assistance, took the poor unfortunate crew and passengers on board and landed them at LaScie, where they were cared for until the Virginia Lake called for them. The disaster is a very sad one for all concerned. These fishermen with their families are in very poor circumstances and, in addition to losing their summer's voyage, they are deprived of nearly everything they possessed, as they had no time to save anything, and the most of them, we were informed, are returning home without a stitch of clothing other than what they had on when rescued. The men drowned belonged to Spaniard's Bay and Upper Island Cove, and their names are: Ebenezer GOSSE, married, John CRANE, married, William CLIFFORD, married, John COOMBS, married, Simon McKENZIE, single, Samuel HUDSON, married, Jacob GOSSE, married, Augustus GOSSE, married. The last two were brothers and were about 21 to 23 years of age respectively.
June 30, 1894New BayLetter from New Bay. June 22nd. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: - Will you accept a few notes from your humble servant: On the 4th of May Mr. John MOORS had his schooner launched; she is called "Julia". She will not go on the Labrador this summer as she is not finished. There was no excitement at all on the arrival of Mr. GOODRIDGE's schooner as stated in the Evening Herald, of the 11th inst. There was not a flag hoisted and everything was as quiet as at any other time. Some little while ago the chairman of the Methodist Board of Education placed a book in the hands of certain parties, who sent a boy around to get the names of all who were in favor of a new day school teacher. As the majority did not want a change, a petition was drawn up at the request of the people, and signed by more than two thirds of the fathers and guardians of children, and forwarded to the Board, who simply ignored the two thirds and granted the wish of the one third. There is no sign of fish as yet. Those putting up lobsters are doing fairly well, so I am told. Yours Sincerely, P. MOORS
June 30, 1894PoliticsMr. MURRAY Declares Himself an Out and Out Whitewayite. (Special to the Evening Telegram) Channel, June 22. The SS. "St. Pierre" arrived here yesterday and the SS. "Harlaw" this morning from Halifax. The Herald is jubilant over the unseating and disqualification of MURRAY. Last night MURRAY held a public meeting which proved a grand success. He declared himself an out and out Whitewayite. He intends using all his influence for the WHITEWAY candidate, which this district is strongly in favor of. No other need apply. Resolutions will be forwarded for publication later.
June 30, 1894PoliticsFrom Placentia. (Special to the Evening Telegram) Placentia, June 23. The majority of the voters here and in this district generally support the people of St. John's in refusing to pay duty, as the Revenue Bill has expired. The universal cry is, "Let the Governor at once dismiss his present advisors." They call themselves a Government, and yet they are afraid to issue writs for bye-elections. According to law, they must come before the people sooner or later. Matters will stand as folly at the worst. When the writs are issued there will be thirteen seats to be filled, which means that the people shall rule. The Tories are forcing the Bribery and corruption Act to the bitter end, at the same time completely ignoring the Election Act, because they know, if the election would take place, they would be hurled from their temporary power by the indignant people.
June 30, 1894FisheryCodfish have been very scarce around here up to date, and the outlook is not at all cheering. Caplin have made their appearance around our shores the past week and considerable quantities have been taken.
June 30, 1894Shipping NewsThe English schooner "Western Lass," Captain BARTLETT arrived on Thursday to the firm of J.B. TOBIN, with 185 tons Cadiz salt. The "K.T.A.", Alex. GILLISPIE, master, returned from St. John's on Thursday with a full cargo merchandise for the firm of J.B. TOBIN. This schooner left St. John's Tuesday evening and had a nice time along. The schooner "Jenie", J.W. ROBERTS, master, arrived from St. John's Wednesday evening, making a quick run having left there the previous morning. We are indebted to Mr. ROBERTS for late local papers from which extracts will be found in to-days issue. The Jeanie's cargo was chiefly for Tilt Cove and she left for there this morning.
June 30, 1894Methodist ConferenceThe annual Methodist Conference met at St. John's on Tuesday last. Dr. MILLIGAN has been elected President for the coming year. According to the first draft of stations the Rev. L. CURTIS, B.A., and Rev. W. EDMONDSON have been put down for this circuit.
June 30, 1894School ExamsThe examinations for Twillingate centre under the Council for High Education, were held this week in St. Peter's school. Twenty-six candidates were competitors for diplomas, &c., and it is to be hoped some will be successful. Members of the committee were in attendance at all the examinations.
June 30, 1894PassengersThe coastal steamer "Virginia Lake", Capt. TAYLOR, called here Monday night on her way South. She was as far North as Griquet for the first time this season. There was little or no sign of fish up to the date of the steamer leaving that shore. There was a large number of passengers on board including the wrecked crew of the schooner "Rose"; also Mr. James NORRIS of Three Arms, and Mr. ANDREWS, formerly manager of Pilley's Island, who had been there on a visit. The following embarked here: - Mrs. HILL, Miss PITTMAN, Revs. Wm. HARRIS, H. CLEGG, Mr. MIFFLIN and Mr. ALCOCK.
June 30, 1894DeathMr. James GOLDIE Dead. Late Manager of the Union Bank. There died yesterday, at Dalkuth, three miles from Edinboro, Mr. Jas. GOLDIE, aged 65 years, and late Manager of the Union Bank of this city. The deceased had been a long time ailing from Bright's disease, and only left here about .... weeks since in the hope of a favorable change. It is over two decades of years since Mr. GOLDIE first came to this city, He had been engaged at bank work in Halifax, and owing to decline of health at that remote period left for Bay of Islands, West Coast, where he was engaged a considerable time in connection with lumbering business. He then proceeded to New York, in improved health, and subsequently came to this city and did banking business for about 17 years, proving himself efficient at it. He was a man of very pleasing bearing and kindly disposition and, although never seeking to identify himself with the hurly burly of life, was popular to a marked degree. -- Evening Telegram, June 22.
June 30, 1894Notes From French ShoreWe are indebted to the Rev. H. CLEGG, who arrived here from St. Anthony last Saturday evening on Mr. MOORES' craft, for the following notes, this being the first arrival from that part of the coast this season:- "The winter was very severe; snow unparalleled. Some time in February a woman named RICE of Hare Bay, left her home to seek relief for her eight children the family being in most destitute of circumstances. She went to a place about a mile distant and not returning home that night, search was made for her. She was found two days after under a tree frozen to death. It was estimated that 1,000 seals were taken this spring about Cape N..... and 600 at Cape Bald. One of the Capt. BARBOURS of Pool's Island was the first fishing vessel to cross the Straits of Belle Isle this year. She went down outside the Funks and made fast to Cape Bald, crossing on the 17th inst. Thee was a snow fall of 12 inches deep on the French Shore on the 8th of June. All the snow on the coast had not disappeared up to the 20th inst., and some persons had to shovel it from their gardens in order to set potatoes."
June 30, 1894DiedAt Fogo, Thursday, June 21st, Emma, beloved wife of Mr. Albert STEVENSON, aged 22 years.
June 30, 1894DiedAt Round Harbor, on the 22nd inst., after a lingering illness, Wilhelmina, wife of Mr. Wm. BOWMAN.
June 30, 1894Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered. June 28 - "Western Lass", BARTLETT, Cadiz, via Harbor Grace, 157 tons salt - J. B. TOBIN.

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