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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 1907
Miss Pynn Breaks Her Leg.
At 6.30 last evening, Miss Kate Pynn, a domestic employed at the Tremont Hotel met with a serious accident, on Water Street, West. She was visiting a Mrs. Ryan, and soon after leaving the latter’s house fell on the pavement and broke her leg. The police and some friends picked her up, and took her back to Ryan’s, where Dr. Campbell was called to set the broken member. The ambulance was telephoned for to take the suffering woman to hospital, but later it was learned that the institution was filled and she will remain at Mrs. Ryan’s until room can be obtained for her there.
One of the frostiest snaps for the season has been visiting us the last 48 hours. It is mild however, compared with that being experienced in the lower provinces. Last night the following reports were received–
Port aux Basques—Calm; fine;4 above.
Bay of Islands—Calm; fine; 4 above.
Gaff Topsail— N .W.; strong; fine; 11 below.
Bishop’s Falls—N. W.; strong; fine; 8 below.
Clarenville—N. W. ; light; fine; zero
Whitbourne—N. W. ; light; fine; 16 above.
City—W.; light; fine;10 above.
We chronicle this Morning the death of Mrs. David Goss, daughter of Mr. J Laracy, Water St., which occurred at her home, New Gower St., last night. Deceased had been in excellent health, up to Sunday last when she took cold. Serious complications set in and despite best medical attendance, death followed. Her demise comes as a severe blow to her husband and four young children, to whom with others of the family, the News, tenders condolences.
The S. S. Carthaginian arrived from Philadelphia at 10 last night. Leaving there on Saturday evening last, she had a fine run down. She brought 180 tons general cargo, and Mr. D. R. Matlock, in saloon. The Carthaginian sails again this afternoon, for Glasgow, taking a large number of saloon passengers.
GIVEN TWO MONTHS FOR THEFT
Thursday night two men named Gadon and Rowe from Stephenville and Campbell’s Creek came here looking for work. They stayed that night with Chas. Madore, one of the section men working with Sheppard, during the night Madore endorsed a cheque for over $27, which had been paid for his month’s work; and placed it in his box. Shortly after all had retired, Gadon stealthily crept out of bed, and going to Madore’s box took there from the cheque. Next morning he went to the Bank and got it cashed after which he went to Riverhead and purchased articles of clothing etc. That day Madore missed his cheque and the police were detailed to find Gadon, and on being brought before the Court Saturday, he confessed his guilt, and was given two months imprisonment, and if at the expiration of that term he could not fine sureties, he would be given another month.—Western Star.
NO SIGN OF MISSING SCHOONER
Cruiser Fiona Returns
The S. S. Fiona, Capt. E. English, which left on Monday afternoon in search of the missing schooner, Mollie M., which sailed from St. John’s on December 14, for Harbor Breton, and not since reported, returned to port at 11.30 last night, after an unsuccessful cruise. Leaving St. John’s, the Fiona scoured the ocean off the Southern Shore, and then traveled along the South Coast, but saw nothing of the little vessel. Hope for her four men has not yet died, as possibly, the craft was driven off , and the crew picked up by a passing steamer or sailing vessel. Yesterday the Fiona called at Trepassey, from there she was ordered on here.
ICE IN THE GULF
The Prospero met heavy ice 30 miles north of Capt. John, on Wednesday night and Captain Fitzpatrick was obliged to abandon the trip to Bonne Bay. The steamer left Channel, yesterday morning, and is due here on Sunday.
A MARINE TRAGEDY NEAR COW HEAD
On Wednesday last, the mailmen who take the mails north from Bonne Bay, returned to their homes, and reported that while up the shore they were told that a vessel on her beam ends, had been seen in the ice off Cow Head, and that she drifted towards Sally’s Cove, at which place two men almost naked, had been seen among the breakers, but the residents were unable to render any assistance.
Since writing the above, the mailmen have been again been north, and returned. The reports first given were corroborated. The bodies of the two men could not be recovered, owing to the heavy under-tow. As regards the vessel, she has not been scene since first reported. It is evident that another marine tragedy has taken place, and probably the vessel was one of our herring fleet.—Western Star.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
At 8 last evening, Constable Walters and Devine were informed than an inebriate was lying in a snow bank near the Athenaeum ruins. They found the man almost frozen stiff, and at the station had some difficulty thawing him out.
Yesterday afternoon, a West End bar tender drank more liquor than he could successfully carry, collapsed, and when found by Const. Coady was nearly frozen to death. He was taken to the station and this morning will go before the magistrate.
The preliminary enquiry into the Sweeney case was continued at the magistrate’s court, yesterday, several witnesses being examined. It concluded in the afternoon and Sweeney was committed to the Supreme Court to stand his trial for wilful murder.
The death occurred at Sydney, Monday afternoon, of Samuel Yorn, Middletown, a native of Newfoundland, aged 58 years. The deceased had been ill for some time. Mrs. D. A. McPherson, of Dominion No. 4 is a daughter and a son John is employed at Caledonia mines.
The guarantors for the costs of the Harbor Main Local Option election are very Rev. Monsignor Veitch, Rev. Father Rowe, Rev. Dr. Murphy, Rev. Geo Willey, Hon. J. B. Ayre, Hon. George Knowling and D. Morrison, Esq. K. C.
The card tournament at the British Club, last night, for a pipe donated by Mr. H. Breen, was won by Mr. J. Caines.
GOSS—Last evening after a short illness, Johanna, beloved wife of David A Goss. Funeral from her late residence, 74 Gower Street, on Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY , FEBRUARY 2, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Mr. W. Moulton, of Jackson& Co’s, St. John’s was in town yesterday
Mr. J. W. Murphy again arrived in town this week, on important business. He remains as day or two.
Mr. Angel, of the Angel Supply Co., St. John’s, arrived by Wednesday’s train and remained in town today.
The S. S. Adventure, Captain Couch, arrived on Wednesday morning with coal, to Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co. Mrs. Couch came by the steamer. One of the crew, Eleazar Noseworthy, is said to have taken a bride from Bryant’s Cove, and was married last night.
On Tuesday night, some person or persons broke a window of the store at the rear of Mr. James Cron’s shop. An entry was made through the window, the bar of the door removed and a quantity of goods taken away. The amount of goods taken is not known. This is another evidence of the requirement of additional police here. What we want is a larger police night patrol, and the authorities should see this necessity complied with.
While preparing to close his business place at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, and when about to leave the store, W. H. Thompson, Esq., who was the only person remaining on the premises, was stricken with paralysis, when he gently lowered himself to the floor, where he lay in a helpless condition for a quarter of an hour. Hearing some boys outside, Mr. Thompson called and asked them to bring help. The boys went and procured assistance and soon a cab conveyed him to his home. The left side, from the shoulder down, was stricken, but the intellect and speech were not affected. Mr. Thompson’s condition, on Wednesday had improved, he being able to take food with a good appetite.
At the court house on Wednesday, the police had three parties up for a breach of the Temperance Act. Two of these pleaded guilty, and the third, not guilty. The two former were fined $50 each, and the third case, there being no proof of a sale of liquor, was dismissed. A number of dog owners, for failure to pay the dog tax, appeared in court, and judgement was given against them for 30 cents and costs. In the District Court, several cases for debt were hears. Judgement for the amounts claimed and costs were given by confession and default.
A lecture, in aid of St. Paul’s Sunday school library fund, was given in St. Paul’s Hall, on Tuesday night by Rev. H. Leggo, of Spaniard’s Bay. The subject of the lecture was “Rome” and the reverend lecturer handled it in a way which was pleasing and instructive to the appreciative audience, which must have followed the speaker with great interest, for the stillness which reigned in the hall marked the attention of the listeners. Mr. Leggo described his visit to Rome, and the different points of interest therein, as viewed by him, in a happy and instructive manner, and interspersed his remarks with sallies of humor, which sometimes elicited the applause of the audience. The lecture was illustrated by lantern slides, and the views have been spoken of as splendid. The lecture occupied an hour and a half, but the opinion of the audience was that it was all to short. Judge Seymour proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Leggo for the instructive and humorous treat given, and also to Rev. J. Ball, of Bay Roberts, for his services in manipulating the lantern. These were cheerfully accorded. Had it not been for other attractions that night, a larger gathering would have been present. Mr. Leggo has consented to give another lecture, on Pompeii, after Easter.
The British Society’s children festival was given to about 170 children on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. , the boys being in the British Hall and the girls in the Masonic Hall. The candies and fruit were much enjoyed by the guests, who were well attended to the parents and friends doing much to amuse the youngsters with various games and pastime. All were well pleased with the evening’s entertainment, the remembrance of which will last for weeks to come, at 8.30 p.m. , members of the society, with their patrons comprising about 70 couples, attended a dance in the Masonic Hall, and continued there until past midnight. “All went merry as a marriage bell,” and when the assembly dispersed everybody who had been present seemed to realize that a splendid night’s enjoyment had been secured. The past is often forgotten, but there are those who maintain that Tuesday night’s dance was the most enjoyable and successful ever held by the society in recent years. Refreshments were served in the British Hall (down stairs) at 11 o’clock, Messrs W. A Oke and H. Andrews spoke a few words suitable to the occasion and Dr. Ames proposed a vote of thanks to the committee in recognition of their appreciated services which was unanimously carried.
Hr. Grace, Jan 31, 1907
Yesterday morning it was the coldest for the season along the railway, and at Bishop’s Falls the mercury dropped to 30 below zero. It became milder in the afternoon, and the temperature was above zero at all the stations last night. The following are the latest reported.
Port aux Basques—Calm; fine; 16 above.
Bay of Islands—Calm; fine; 10 above.
Gaff Topsails—Calm; fine; 10 above.
Bishop’s Falls—Calm; fine; 3 above.
Clarenville—Calm; fine; 8 above.
Whitbourne—Calm;; fine; 12 above.
Prospero reached Lamaline at 3.45 p.m. yesterday, coming east and left at 4.20. She is due early tomorrow morning.
Bruce leaves Port aux Basques, this morning.
Glencoe is due at Port aux Basques.
Argyle is due at Placentia, this morning.
S. S. Ulunda is now due from Halifax
S. S. Portia came off the dock, yesterday morning.
S. S. Dahome reached Halifax, at 6 a.m. Thursday.
S. S. Regulus was to have left New York, yesterday, for Newport, News.
S. S. Adventure left Harbor Grace at 8 p.m. Thursday, for Sydney.
Schooner Helen, Stewart, sailed for Bahia, yesterday, with fish from Bowrings Bros.
Schooner Elsa, from Sydney to March’s, with coal, was harbored at Trepassey, on Thursday.
S. S. Silvia reached New York at 2 p.m. Thursday; She leaves again on Thursday morning, for Halifax and St. John’s.
Schooner Olive clears for Barbados, today, with fish, from Alan Goodridge & Sons, Capt. Courtenay, formerly of the schooner Mildred goes in command of her.
CHANGE IN SEALING CAPTAINS
Owing to the death of Captain Arthur Jackman, there will be some changes in the captains of Bowring’s sealing steamers, Capt. “Joe” Kean succeeds Capt. Jackman and [missing]
Algerine, replaces Capt. “Joe” in the Ranger. A commander for the Algerine will be decided on shortly, Capt. A. Kean preferred to remain in the Terra Nova, and Capt. Green, the Aurora , Capt. Guillam will have charge of the Kite, in the Gulf.
PROTEST FROM BAY ROBERTS
(Exclusive to Daily News)
Bay Roberts, February 1st.—There is great indignation here and in vicinity relative to the action of the Government in making the sub-collector ship from A. W. Piccott, Esq., who is unable to do other manual labor, and giving it to an able-bodied Government heeler, for traitorous actions done in 1903. Having meeting tonight to take action and present to the public a petition, which will be signed by two thirds of votes in the district of Harbor Grace.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Sergt-at-Arms hawker has been the city the last few days, making the Assembly Chamber ready for the coming session.
A Resident of Damerill’s Lane was arrested, last night, by Consts. Tobin and Baggs. He is charged with being drunk and disorderly, and this morning will appear before the magistrate.
Several new up-to-date residences are now being erected at Carbonear, which is an evidence of the prosperous conditions in that thriving town. Work on others will commence shortly.
Captain A. Kean has been appointed acting ship’s-husband at Bowrings, to look after the fitting out of the sealing steamers. It is not likely that her will accept the position permanently.
Engineers K McDonald, 2nd on the Dundee, last summer; R. Clarke, who occupied a similar position on the Home, and T. Lumsden, of the Portia, left for Glasgow by the Carthaginian, to study for chief’s tickets.
Gunner Blackmore and seven men from H. M. S. Calypso, who have put in their specified time on this station, left for England by the S. S. Carthaginian. Mr. Blackmore was a general favorite with the reservists, and his departure will be regretted.
On the invitation of the officers and teachers of Cochrane Street Sunday School, the mothers of the scholars assembled in the lecture room of the church, last evening. After address by H. J. B. Woods, Mr. Arthur Mews and Miss Bradbury, and some special singing, a social half hour was spent, and was much enjoyed by all present.
The Jackmans’ of which Captain Arthur was the last, were connected with Bowring’s house for one hundred year, and all rendered faithful service. Capt. Arthur held many records, and in the days of sailing vessels brought in the brig. Fanny Bloomer, first with 6,800 deals. He made Bay Bulls, first and reached St. John’s, next day. In 35 years as master of steamers, Capt. Arthur brought in 12,179 tons fat, an average of 348 tons per year.
Capt. J. Lewis, M. H. A. , was in the city, yesterday, on business. He returned to Holyrood by the evening’s train.
Mr. Waterfield, of the F. B. Wood Co., and party, who were trouting at Hodgewater , returned Thursday with, with 50 dozen.
Mr. J Callanan, of Water St. West, was dangerously ill last night, and fears are entertained for his recovery.
The funeral of the late Capt. Arthur Jackman takes place at 2.30 p.m. today, from the residence of Mr. J Kelly, South side.
The Bright. Clutha, Joyce, sails this morning, for Brazil. Four of her crew were adrift yesterday, but the police found them and put them aboard.
The Legislative Councilors will attend dinner at Government House, on Thursday next
At Humbermouth on Wednesday, fully one hundred seals could be seen playing on the ice near the mouth of the river.
The scarletina prevailing at Carbonear is of a mild type and is not accompanied by fever. There have been no new cases during the past few days.
Capt.R. Bartlett, who commanded the Roosevelt to the Arctic regions is the guest of Sir William and Lady MacGregor, at Government House.
Scarletina of a bad type has broken out at Newtown, Holyrood. At present there are only two or three cases and Dr. Jones, of Avondale is attending them.
A man named Gaden, sentenced to two months imprisonment at Bay of Islands, escaped on Tuesday. He was employed outside the prison and, when no one was looking made off.
Messrs. Green and Angel, of Bishop & Monroe’s took up a collection among the laborers, yesterday, for a fellow workman, named Murphy, who is in straightened circumstances. They received $16.
There are but a few alive in the city, today, who remember the sealer’s parade, when the famous Harry Supple led, demanding free berths, which occurred this date in 1859. Some hundred took part in the parade including men from Conception Bay, Trinity and Placentia Bays.
Very Rev. Dean Ryan of St. Patrick Church celebrates his 41st year in the priesthood, today, having been ordained Feb. 2nd. 1966. He is still hale and hearty and the News joins congratulation and wish him many more useful years in his sacred calling.
Officers of Onward Lodge I. O. G. T. were installed last night.
The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9.45 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers. J. A. Renouf, J. Connors, J. Behem, in saloon and six in steerage. The express is due at 5 o’clock.
Mrs. E. P. Gould, of Carbonear arrived on Thursday, on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Hackett, with whom she is staying, at the West End Methodist Parsonage, Hamilton Street.
S. S. Carthaginian sailed for Glasgow, this morning, taking in saloon; H. A. and Mrs. Bowring and 2 children, M and Mrs., Chaplin, W. and Mrs. Peters, J Stick, J. H. Taylor, W. V. Drayton, M. Davidson, H. E. Greaves, F. Burnham, F. J. Jackman, J. Steer, A. K Lumsden, J. T. Lumsden, A. Robertson, Dr. Bullard, J. Flett, J. Moore, C. E. Dodd, A. Blackmore, J. A. Green, Madams A. W. Harvey, A. Harvey, Mitchell, Misses M. Furlong, G. Harvey, and 8 steerage.
JACKMAN—Jan. 31st, Captain Arthur Jackman. Funeral today (Saturday) at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of his nephew, John P. Kelly, South Side.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH, 1907
ANOTHER LARCENY CULPRIT ARRESTED
Saturday afternoon, a countryman, named Morgan, who was selling fresh meat about town, left his outfit for a few minutes, and when he returned found that a “roast” had been lifted. He then went to look for the thief, and when he returned again discovered that a steak had been stolen. The matter was reported to the police, and after a short enquiry, Sergt. Noseworthy arrested a man named Stead. He will appear before the magistrate, this morning, and answer to the charge.
CAPTAIN JACKMAN LAID TO REST.
The funeral of the late Capt. Arthur Jackman took place Saturday, and was more largely attended than any seen here for some time, among the mourners being His Excellency the Governor, the Chief Justice, all the sealing Captains in port and other representatives of church and state. As the sad cortege moved down Water Street, hundreds of citizens lined the street, and with sorrow depicted on their faces reverently watched the procession pass. Arriving at the Cathedral, which was filled with sympathizing friends, the remains were placed on a catafalque, and His Grace Archbishop Howley and Rev. Fr. O’Flaherty, and attended by acolytes, recited the prayers of the dead. Interment was at Belvedere, in the family plot. At the grave side, Rev. W. Jackman, nephew of deceased, officiated and gave the final absolution, when all that was mortal of one of Newfoundland’s greatest Vikings was committed to mother earth, amidst tears and silent Pater Nosters from beloved friends, and when the coffin was covered from view the mourners sorrowfully retired, hopeful of the great reunion on resurrection morn.
The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9.10 a.m. yesterday. Owing to the storm, which interfered with the Reid Co’s lines, it was impossible to get the passengers’ list. The express left soon after the arrival of the steamer, and is due this afternoon at 3.30.
Mr. A. Nurse of Reid Nfld. Co’s office, St. John’s, is now home being laid up with a bad cold.
Mr. J Cantwell has leased the house and shop lately occupied by Constable Bishop, where he will start business for himself, his store will be known as the Brigus Drug Store.
We learn that the engagement is shortly to be announced of a young lady of this town and a purser on one of the Reid Ships.
Dr. Mahoney is rapidly recovering from his recent accident in which he had his arm broken and head badly cut. By the middle of this month he expects to again resume professional duties.
Mr. J. P. Hearn will turn the old drug store into a draughting room.
Mr. Gordon Spracklin was in town last week, he has gone on the Bruce for a month to relieve Purser March.
Mr. Thomas Bartlett and Miss Susan Breaker, will be married on Tuesday night next.
It was reported that one of our fish firms were about declare insolvent, but we are glad to say that there is no justification for the rumor.
Feb. 1st, 1907.
HAS GRAND BANK ANOTHER DISASTER?
Schooner Tubal Cain Believed To Have Gone Down!
Had Eight Men Onboard !
The schooner Tubal Cain, which left Halifax, on Friday, January 11th, for Grand Bank, has not since been reported, and it is feared disaster has befallen her. In December she loaded a part cargo of fish at Harbor Breton, and proceeded to St. Lawrence for the balance, for Halifax. After leaving St. Lawrence she proved leaky, and the captain put into St. Pierre for repairs. She went on dock there and her bottom was examined, but the leak could not be discovered, and she continued her voyage, without mishap. The fish was discharged and found to be not injured in the least. She then took onboard 50 tons soft coal and 4,000 feet hardwood plank, the coal being leveled off and the plank spread on top. It was stowed in such a way that no cargo could be more secure. On the 11th January she left for Grand Bay, usually a two days’ run and has not since been heard of. Friends of those onboard have given her up for lost, and there is much distress and sorrow in consequence. Grand Bank has been sorely afflicted of late, as only a few months ago the Nellie Harris left North Sydney for here, but never reached home, and the town was just recovering from the effects when this similar calamity occurs. It is possible the schooner may have been driven off to sea, but it is feared she has gone to the bottom. The Tubal Cain had eight men on board viz:–J. Handigan, master, Capt. Forsey, Capt. W. Rogers, Matthew Pardy, Philip Downey, Aaron Forsey, John Tibbo, and another named Tarnell. If the vessel be lost 16 orphans and several widows are left with no one to provide for them. The Tubal Cain was 80 tons register, 4 years old, and owned by George A. Buffett. She was said to be one of the staunchest vessels of Grand Bank’s fine fleet. She was noted for being an excellent sailer.
S. S. Prospero, Fitzpatrick, arrived at 11.30 last night, from Western Ports. Leaving here on the 26th January, she encountered dense fog, and was obliged to remain at Fermeuse until 2 a.m. next day. During the run from there to Port aux Basques fine weather prevailed, she left there on the 23rd for Bonne Bay, and after passing Cape Ray, passed heavy skirts of ice, and on reaching the middle of Bay St. George struck heavy pan. As there was also a severe snow storm, the captain decided to return. Saturday night she harbored at Trepassey, out of the storm, and had to remain there until 9 a.m. yesterday, owing to fog. She brought 300 packages freight,. R. Wright and George Chambers, in saloon and 6 steerage.
Bruce leaves Port aux Basques tonight on arrival of express.
Glencoe arrived at La Poile at 3.25 p.m. yesterday, coming east, and remained there until this morning owing to fog.
Argyle leaves Placentia, this morning, in the Merasheen route.
Schooner Emulator reached Grand bank on the 28th from Oporto.
Schooner Elsa, 5 days from Louisburg via Trepassey, arrived on Saturday, with coal to S. March & Son’s.
S. S. Ulunda arrived from Halifax at 9 a.m. Saturday, after an unpleasant passage, bringing 500 tons general cargo and in saloon, Mr. and Mrs. H Voisey, Mr. Searle. She sails for Liverpool at this p.m., taking Mr. Clement, wife and 3 children and Miss Demster.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Patrick’s church on the 23rd January when Mr. Thomas Whealan and Miss Katherine Power, of the West End, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, before St. Joseph’s altar. The bride was handsomely attired in a suit of pearl grey, with hat to match. Miss Mary Power and Miss Mary (Babe) Haden acted as bridesmaids, while Mr. Thomas P. Hickey and Mr. W. Green supported the groom. After the ceremony the party drove to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgibbon, Water St. where a sumptuous supper was partaken of. The presents received were numerous and costly.
At New York, Jan. 15th last the wedding of Miss Ellen White, of that city, and Mr. H. J. Voisey, manager of the Yorkshire House, St. John’s, was solemnized at the Carmalite church. The bride, who was beautifully attired, was given away by Mr. W. Davis and was attended by her sister, Miss Alice White. Messrs Carl Davis, Brooklyn and Austin Canning, Newfoundland, assisted the groom. The grooms present to the bride was a handsome bracelet, and to the brides maids a diamond stick pin. After the ceremony a wedding feast was partaken of at the residence of Mr. Davis, 127 First Place, Brooklyn, at which a large number of guests attended. The same day the happy couple left for Montreal and Halifax, at which places the honeymoon was spent. Mr. and Mrs. Voisey returned here Saturday, by the S. S. Ulunda, where they will take up their residence. The News joins with their many friends in wishing them many happy years of matrimonial bliss.
Mr. R. Wright, Jr. returned by the Prospero.
Mr. G. Chambers arrived in the city by the Prospero.
Mr. J Nunns , of Ayre & Sons’ musical department, leaves for England by the Ulunda, today, on a business and pleasure trip. He will be away a couple of months.
Mrs. R. G. Reid entertained at luncheon, today, at the Mount Royal Club, in honor of her guest Miss MacGregor, daughter of Sir William and Lady MacGregor. The table was charmingly arranged with pink and white roses and violets, covers being laid for twenty.– Montreal Star, Jan28.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Mr. Edward Perez, late chief engineer of the S. S. Algerine, left by the express, last evening, for Baltimore, Md. , where he will join a large steamer as second engineer.
Cont. Keefe, while on duty on Water Street Saturday night, slipped on the grating near Chesley Woods’. He seriously injured his right arm, which will probably keep him from active duty for a few days.
The schooner Minnie J. Smith, has returned to Harbor Breton, with general cargo for Penny & Sons. The schooner took three parts cargo of herring to Halifax, where they were readily disposed of at $1.50 per hundred.
The report that the S. S. Virginia Lake would not go to the ice is incorrect. The work of repairs is being rushed to completion, and she will sail March 10th, with the other ships of the fleet. Her captain has not yet been chosen.
The funeral of the late Mrs. D. A. Goss took place, yesterday, and was well attended . Interment was in Belvedere.
Edward Walsh a well known business man of Trepassey, died on Friday last. Yesterday the remains were interred
An insane woman, Mrs. Dominy, arrived from Cape La Hune, by the Prospero, for treatment at the asylum. A Mrs. Morris accompanied her down.
Four inebriates were arrested Saturday night, two being incapable while in charge of horse. One of the latter was released on depositing $10, but will appear in court with the others, this morning.
Along the railway, yesterday, the glitter interfered with the telegraph lines, and those of the Government and R. N. Co. are out of order. They are expected to be repairs today.
An inhuman son named Dooley, ill-treated his mother on Saturday night, at her home on Prince’s Street, and incidentally made small work of the house belongings. The police were called and arrested him, and this morning the magistrate will deal with the offender.
DAHL—.On Feb. 3, after a long and tedious illness, Bernard C. Dahl, a native of Hummerfiat, Norway, leaving a wife and three step-daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of his son-in-law, Frank Fredrickson, 83 Hamilton Street. Sydney and Halifax papers please copy.
FEBRUARY 5TH 1907
The weather along the South Coast within the past fortnight had been continuation of snow storms and heavy winds, and as a sequence the mails are now very irregular.
Upon return of Glencoe from west on Monday, 28th January, Mr. A. Colley, who for the past few months has been assisting the business of Mr. Moulton at Lark Harbor, and Mr., G. R. Moulton were landed here; while Dr. McDonald took passage for Rencontre East.
Capt. Fitzgerald, accompanied by a schooner’s crew, took passage for Lunenburg, via Sydney, to bring down the schooner Corruna, lately bought for foreign trade by R. Moulton, M. H. A. This vessel has been anxiously awaited by the firm for some weeks from Barbados and is now overdue.
The S. S. Glencoe arrived here on the western trip on Thursday, 24th January, in the midst of a blizzard which continued until, Saturday 26th, during which time she was obliged to harbor. Mr. J. Ryan of Royal Stores and Mr. E. Moulton, who was absent for a fortnight on a visit to Harbor Breton, came as passenger.
The schooners, Brondhild and Annie E. Larder, laden with general cargo for R. Moulton, M. H. A. arrived here from Halifax on Monday 28th January, the former a few hours in advance of the later. The Brondhild is owned by Mr. J. Davis, of Channel, who also commands her, and was built about 20 years ago on the lines of an American yacht at a cost of between $60,000 and $70,000 for one of American’s wealthy citizens. After landing cargo here she will return to Channel.
The S. S. Prospero arrived from St. John’s via usual ports on Wednesday about 3 a. m. She brought a large mail and little freight. A theatrical trio who have been scouring the coast eastwards for some time arrived as passengers. We learn that they are unable to exercise their slight of hand tricks in this community owing to the non existence of any building devoted to public pleasures. Application was made for the school hall, the only suitable building available, but without effect, and as a sequence there will be no performance. Burgeo is supposed to be an important centre of outport life, but, in the tone of Sir Joshua Reynolds, it lacks “that” and lacking “that”, no amount of hard grinding can give us significance. Of course, we cannot cancel our intelligence because occasionally we are preventel from over indulgence in the giddy pleasures of sight seeing, but in other ways we hopelessly fail. No beast can be made of any organized system of amusement in our midst and it would be somewhat difficult to locate any place where such might be held. We read of “guilds,” “concerts”, “plays” and such like, formed and performed outside our boundary, but this knowledge is no stimulant to the numbers, and only creates envy in the few. Within the past few three years we have turned away several such companies as the one now present with us, and in the near future we might expect to be left severely alone. Have we missed a boom? Are we lacking in grit and the curiosity which broadens views, and intellect? Again, do we lack “what”? We cannot presume to answer such questions but we all know it pays to advertise .
Along the water front those days men are busily employed in preparing vessels and boats for the western fishery. The weather is not encouraging for this work, but still the usual amount of energy is put forth, and the vessels will all be ready to start about the 1st or 2nd prox, we trust the season will be successful to all concerned.
Burgeo, Jan 31st. 1907.
A storm was raging, last night, at Port aux Basques, but a Bay of Islands and East from there it was fine, through it was intensely cold in places. The following reports were received last midnight.
Port aux Basques—N. W. ; strong; drifting; 10 above.
Bay of Islands—S. W.; light; fine; 2 above.
Gaff Topsails—N. W. ; strong; fine;7 above.
Bishop’s Falls—N. W. ; light; fine; 1 above.
Clarenville—N. W. ; light, fine; 10 above.
Whitbourne—N. W. ; light; fine; 24 above.
S. S. Mongolian left Philadelphia at 8 p.m. Saturday, for St. John’s.
S. S. Ulunda , Chambers, sailed for Liverpool, last night, taking one additional passenger J. Nunns.
Schooner Muriel is loading ballast at Pitts’, for Halifax. She found it impossible to obtain a charter here.
S. S. Adventure reached Sydney, Sunday afternoon. She sails again on Wednesday, for St. John’s, with a cargo of coal.
Rev. W. Jackman returns to Salmonier by the S. S. Prospero.
Mr. J. R. Robertson goes to England on business, by the Mongolian.
Messrs. G. M. Barr and Sommerville leave for England by the Mongolian.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Goodridge leaves for England by the Mongolian, at the end of the week.
Mrs. H. E. Huestis, daughter of the late Capt. Jackman, arrived in the city by yesterday’s express.
Mr. A March, purser of the S. S. Bruce, is at present in the city. He leaves for Carbonear, today, to spend his vacation.
A HELPING HAND
Mr. W. N. Gray is just now visiting Trinity Bay and will assist in several entertainments through the mission of Heart’s Content. Accompanied by Rev. W. C. White, Rector, the following places in addition to Heart’s Content, will be visited; Scilly Cove, Perlican and Hearts Delight. The entertainments, will consist of musical selections, readings, and lantern slides, of which latter, Mr. Gray has a very excellent and instructive selection. We hear that Mr. Gray is a member of a troupe who in the past have traveled over different parts of the colony, giving entertainment for various C. of E . missions, and contributing valuable and financial and otherwise to the church. Messrs H. Stirling, W. Lawrence and W. S. Hayward are the other members of the troupe.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The express arrived at 1.45 yesterday having made a run in 28 hours–schedule time.
Mr. F. Cornick, of Harvey & Co’s office, underwent another serious operation, yesterday, at the hands of Dr. Chaplin, assisted by Dr. Anderson.
The Reids Nfld. Co. has opened a ticket office at the Crosbie Hotel, where passage for any part of the Island can be obtained. It will be a great convenience to guests and other, particularly during the summer months.
The Reid Co. will send out about 50 men by today express to work at the mines in Glace Bay.
Mayor Gibbs left for Brigus, yesterday on professional business, he returns tomorrow.
The Glencoe is meeting stormy weather this trip and is two days late. She is due at Placentia this afternoon.
The S. S. Coban is now due to Messrs. Kennedy & Mullaly, with a cargo of North Sydney coal. She should arrive today.
The Reids Co’s wire which were interrupted Sunday are now in working order again, having been repaired yesterday.
Mr. Frank Nelson, and Miss Wallace, who played here with the Robinson Opera Company, left the troupe at St. John’s and have joined another Company.
Repairs to the S. S. Louisburg are fast nearing completion, at the hands of the Reid Co. This morning the new boiler will be placed in position.
The shore train, arrived at 10 last night, bringing; Messrs J. Le Messurier, Steer, W. Bowden, R. Walsh, Mrs. F. Brown, Miss Dowden and a few others.
The schooner George Rose, R. Rose master, 29 days from Oporto, with salt, arrived to order, yesterday afternoon. Capt. Nickerson was navigator in her.
A West End fisherman who was incapacitated from the effects of alcohol became disorderly on Water St. last night and was arrested by Constables Tobin and Morrissey. He will appear before the magistrate this morning.
His Grace Archbishop MacDonald arrived from Harbor Grace yesterday, and entered the General Hospital. He has a private room engaged, and will likely remain there about a month.
Captain Sam Winsor, formerly of the Walrus, will command the S. S. Algerine at the ice fields, this spring. Capt. Winsor’s successor has not yet been decided on.
The whaler St. Lawrence has been reported from Callo, and is now on her way to San Diego, the last coaling point at which a call will be made on her way from St. John’s Newfoundland, to Victoria. The St. Lawrence, which is command of Capt. Rowe, arrived at the Peruvian port Jan 11th.
Work on Job’s new launch is progressing favorably at Hant’s Harbor, and by April will be completed. She will be about 35 tons register. The engines and machinery of the little steamer Dart will be placed in her, and she will perform the Dart’s work during next summer.
Will the ladies, who promised cakes for the Band of Hope tea, kindly send them to the Synod Hall, this morning.
During Saturday night’s storm parts of the dial of the R. C. Cathedral tower clock was blown out. It will cost near $100 for repairs.
St. Mary Sunday school prizes will be distributed in the parish Hall by Mrs. Hill, last night. The list will appear in tomorrow’s News.
FEBRUARY 6TH 1907
Word was recently received from England that Mr. George Hall, of Trinity, formerly of the Minister of Justice’s Office, who left here two years ago for Canterbury College, to study for the church, has been most successful, and at the last examination won a four year scholarship at Oxford University. We congratulate him, and trust that at the great school he will more honors.
ALONG THE LINE
The express, last evening took out a large number of passengers: Mrs. W. S. Frew, W. R. Howley, J. M. Kent, T. Allen, A Knight, J Angel, T. Pippy, Miss Ethel Peet, M. A. White, A. Gardner, T. J. Ryan, Rev. Monsignor Veitch, A. E. March, Jos. Janes.
The shore train arrived at 10 last night, bringing: C. Jerrett, W. Hiscock, J Parsons and about 30 others.
Mr. C Jerrett arrived from Brigus.
Mr. J. L. Murphy returns home by the Prospero, today.
Mrs. W. S. Frew left by yesterday express, for Montreal.
Mr. W. H. Hiscock, of Brigus, is at present in the city, on business.
Mrs.(Capt) A. Jackman is expected to arrive from New York by today Bruce.
Rev. Monsignor Veitch came to town , yesterday morning, on business, and returned again by the evening’s train.
Messrs W. R. Howley and J M. Kent K.C. , left by yesterday’s express for Boston, to take evidence in the O’Reily-Crane, Dubois case.
Mr. W. B. Fitzgerald, agent for Messrs Job Bros. & Co. at Placentia, is at present in the city. Mr. Joseph Fitzgibbon, manager of the firm’s dry goods and grocery stores, Jersey Side, who had been in town, on business and pleasure , left for Placentia, yesterday, and will assume supervision of the business during Mr. Fitzgerald’s absence.
S. S. Mongolian is due from Philadelphia tomorrow.
There was no word of the Silvia leaving New York yesterday.
Schooner William Morton sailed for Gibraltar for orders, yesterday.
S. S. Coban, McPhail arrived yesterday morning, with a cargo of coal to Kennedy & Mullaly. She left Sydney Saturday forenoon, and met stormy weather almost the whole passage. She sails again for Sydney as the cargo is discharged.
The weather during the past week has been exceptionally severe and frosty, this accompanied with cold winds from the North East tenders it very unpleasant for the man with much out door work. No doubt Jack Frost wishes to remind us in as forcible a manner as possible that the real winter has only just begun.
The smelt fisher for exporters seems to be at a standstill just now, owing to the markets of New York and Boston etc., being glutted with these fishes. As a consequence, Capts Sceely and Goodwin, two of our principal outside buyers wound up their business this morning and will leave for their homes in Nova Scotia by this evening’s express.
A number of herring barrels and a bowsprit were reported seen driving past Black Duck Brook at the time of the wreck of the Burnham H. This may have some connection with the vessel reported lost off the shoals of Codroy, by the “Western Star”. If these reports are correct and coincide, it is possible that another American vessel has come to grief on our treacherous shores.
The roads are in excellent condition for hauling purpose at present and our householders and woodsman are taking advantage of their excellence by getting the winter’s wood hauled as speedily as possible. Good roads in a winter on this coast are like many a good thing, here today and gone tomorrow.
The part of the cargo that was saved from the American schooner Richard Wainwright, which was wrecked at Sandy Point a few weeks ago, was sold at public auction recently, and knocked down to Messre, M Messervey and S. Shaw for the small sum of $13. Their portion amounts to over 400 barrels of frozen herring in good condition, and they intend to ship them by rail via Port aux Basques to Halifax. Should the investment turn out as they anticipate, it will be a small Klondike for the fortunate owners.
Capt. Wallace Parsons of Sandy Point, who left Bay of Islands in his schooner the Ingomar, for Gloucester, with a cargo of herring shortly before Christmas, returned home by train last week. He reports having had a very stormy passage up, and one that he would not like to experience for some time.
The postponed entertainment under management of the Rev. Father Pinault took place in the Court House on the evening of the 30th, and long before the hour fixed for raising the curtain the hall was filled with a large and intelligent audience, who manifested their appreciation and enjoyment, as the talented performers interpreted the several numbers of the lengthy program, which consisted of songs, dialogues and character sketches. Where all did so well it would (missing) but no report of the performance would be complete without a special reference to Captain Seely of Yarmouth, N. S. whose ability both as a musician and an actor contributed in no small measure to the success of the evening entertainment.
Mr. Millage Messervey of Sandy Point shipped 40 boxes of smelts to Montreal by yesterday freight.
St. George’s Feb, 2nd , 1907
Mr. A. Archibald representing the Archibald Boot and shoe Manufacturing Co., Ltd., of Harbor Grace, came to town on Tuesday, soliciting business.
Mr. William Moulton, of John Anderson’s firm, is enjoying a brief holiday with his parents, who reside in this town.
Messrs. George Soper & Sons schooner, Rose of Sharon, Rumson, master, arrived this week from Harbor Grace with a small cargo of coal. Just now this indispensable commodity is not at all plentiful in the local market.
An excellent piece of handwork in the form of a huge watch, adorns the frontage of Mr., W. S. Bowden’s jewellery store. It is the work of a young east end tinsmith and a fair sample of his skill in”tinker” business.
Another contingent of laborers was dispatched by Mr. John Foote to the scene of the Bell Island iron works, on Monday last. Munn & Co’s S. S. Louise, Capt. Ed Burke, conveyed them over.
A patent medicine man representing the Prussian Oil Melicine Co. arrived here, recently, and is at the West End Hotel, where he is prepared to exchange his nostrum for the “harder metal”, any time within the twenty-four hours of the daily round. The ever-present-all -alluring “$100 guarantee” is supplied with every bottle.
The many friends of Mrs. Aspland in this town, and Harbor Grace as well, will be pleased to know that she has returned to England again. Her husband’s father, who is dying of consumption, is being care for now by her. The doctor himself will, in all probability return also after fulfilling a two years contract, when he had previously made in China. Old friends going across the water will no doubt have an opportunity to clasp the hand of the genial doctor and his estimable wife once again.
A special meeting of Boyne Lodge of the L. O. A. was called for Tuesday night , for the purpose of considering and adopting a series of resolutions bearing on total prohibition and impaired educational facilities for the Island, to be presented to the approaching session of the Grand Lodge, for their approval. Needless to say the voting of the brethren on the proposed reforms were unanimous. Rev. T. B. Darby , B. A. , visited the lodge by request, and spoke at some length, with great acceptance , on the subject on hand. We understand all lodges in the country are bringing forward similar resolutions to the Grand Lodge, so that at the annual session a memorial will be presented to the Government.
A very interesting and edifying lecture was that delivered by Rev. H. Leggo, of Spaniard’s Bay, in St. James’s hall, on Monday night. The lecture was entitles “A Visit to Rome”, and was handsomely illustrated with the aid of lantern slides manipulated by Rev. J. Bell. The Rev. gentleman held the large audience from beginning to end with his pleasing description of all he saw at the world’s metropolis. The proceeds will go towards a fund for the erection of a new hall by the C. E. A. A., under whose auspices the lecture was given.
ST. MARY’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
The annual distribution of prizes to the children of St. Mary’s Sunday School took place in the Parish Hall, Monday night, before a large audience of parents and friends. The Rector occupied the chair and briefly referred to the work of the past year. The Rev. Canon Saunders was present and delivered an interesting address. Mrs. Hill, wife of the Commander of H. M. S. Calypso, then presented the prizes to the following successful candidates.:—
Mina Cook, Hilda Bartlett, —Certificate— Florence Cook.
Emma Bendell, Ella Seymour, Sarah Escott (special)–Certificate–Elsie Blackler, Hannah Rice, Ada Ellis, Jessie Roberts.
Lily Craniford, Flora Esbsary – Certificate–Fanny Richards, Jessie Roberts, Edith Harvey Violet Edgecombe.
Ada Roberts, Laura Ebsary Daisy Colton (special)—Certificate–Laura Cook, Ethel Hains, Rosie Whitten.
Elsie Penstone, Winnie Oke, Stella Cornick, Voi Williams–Certificate–Jessie Roberts.
Lizzie Croucher, Alice Brown, Annie Bradbury, Ethel Whitten (special) –Certificate Ina Chafe.
Anetta Craniford, Hilda Chafe, Carrie Bishop, Minnie Burridge (special) –Certificate– Maud Bishop, Lizzie Bishop
Mary Craniford, Nellie Chafe, Ada Ebsory, Hettie Roberts, Effie Bellows, Florrie Guest.
May Hiscock, Mary Whitten, Hilda Baxtram–Certificate–Rebecca Jeans.
Voilet Roberts, Mabel Laing , Voilet Oke, Florrie Baxtram, Isabel Laing.
Roland Williams, Jas. Downton, H. S. Ford, Edwin Ebsary, John Harvey, Harold Craniford
Hugh Ford (medal) , Edgar Oke, Garfield McDonald, R. Downton.
Geo. Caniford, Eric Chafe, Cyril Martin (special).–Certificate–Willie Saunders, Willie Roberts.
F. Roberts, Cyril Ford–Certificate–Chas. Ellis, John Bendell.
Rex. Field, Sandy Bendell, F. Richards, Harry Harvey,–Certificate Max. Colton, Willie Janes.
Dick Ford, Gordon Bartlett, –Certificate–Hy. Penstone, Uriah Cole.
Willie Penstone, Walter Stevenson.–Certificate–Jas. Penstone, Eldred Crane.
Cecil Field, Thos. Ebsary, Fred Bendell, Bertie Colton, Hy Craniford, Max Martin.
Willie Snow, Willie Bradury, John Burridge, John Snow, Ed Craniford.
Thos. Bradbury, Harry Whitten, Geo. Whitten, Gus Ferguson, Harold Reid.—Certificate–
Prizes were donated by the teachers, librarians, and Messrs. H. LE Messurier, J Webber, W. Snow, N. L. Cousens, J. Pack, H. Bibbings, L. G. Chafe, J. Cornick, E. G. Cousens, K. Menzies, Mesdames A. Milligan, J. Pack, J Bibbings, H. Bibbings. W. Martin, W. Compbell, W. Snow, Miss Goodland, and Howard Bibbings.
Today we record the death of Matthew Ryan, of Spaniard’s Bay, who died at that place on Tuesday, January 29th. The deceased was a comparatively young man, and had carried on a business at Spaniard’s Bay for several years. His death was not unexpected, as he had suffered from consumption for sometime past, to which he finally succumbed. A widow and two children survive him. To these, as well as to other relatives the News extends its sympathy.
A snow storm, similar to that experienced in the city, raged along the railway, yesterday afternoon and night. At midnight there was no cessation, and reports received were:—
Port aux Basques— N. E.; strong; drifting; 24 above.
Bay of Islands—E., light; snowing; 18 above.
Gaff Topsails—S. E.; strong;drifting;16 above.
Bishop’s Falls—S. E.; strong; drifting; 16 above.
Clarenville—N. E.; light; snowing;15 above.
Whitbourne—S. W.; strong; drifting; 20 below.
Bruce left Port aux Basques at 11 p.m. yesterday, with 45 passengers.
Argyle left Baine Harbor at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, inward.
Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at 11 a.m. yesterday coming east.
Prospero sails west at 10 this a.m. taking a large cargo and the following saloon passengers: J. E. Burgess, Rev. W. Jackman, J. L. Murphy.
(Mr. Justice Emerson.)
Re estate Isaac Mercer, deceased, Wm. Dawe et al, executors, vs. Alice Maud Mercer.
This is an application on the part of plaintiffs for the determination of the following questions and matters arising in the administration of the estate and for all necessary and consequent directions as may appear just, and such relief as the parties may be entitled to.
The judge suggested that the infant children be heard and intimated that he would move summons into court, and also order accounts filed.
Mr. Blackwood for plaintiffs; Mr. Wood for defendant.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
No arrests were made by the police during last night and guard Carew spent a quite night.
Mr. F. G. Tibbo, of Grand Bank, leaves for Carbonear, tomorrow, to spend a few days before proceeding home.
Rev. H. V. Whitehouse, of the Cathedral, leaves for Bonavista, shortly, as curate to the Rev. A. G. Bayley, M.A.
Yesterday , Messrs. Morison and Knight counsel for Thomas Fennell, Bonavista, gave bonds to the Supreme Court for his appearance at the criminal term in May, and he was released from prison.
About 80 laborers left by yesterday’s express for Glace Bay, to work in the mines. As many more offered, but were considered unsuitable.
Schooner Olive , Courtenay, left for Barbados, yesterday forenoon, but was forced to return a few hours later, owing to the storm, which, no doubt, was fortunate, as she would have received a severe drubbing last night.
Captain and Mrs. Strong leave for England by the S. S. Mongolian.
An inebriate, who had been refused a free ticket to Sydney at the railway station, yesterday evening, wanted to clean out the agent. Sergt. Peet, however , was on the scene and soon made the disturber decamp.
Work on Mr. F. Woodman’s new schooner, at New Harbor, T. B. is progressing favorably, and she will be completed early in the spring. The vessel will be used in the Labrador trade the coming season.
This date 25 years ago the brigt. Lizzette, Capt. Buttner, from New York to this port went ashore at Petty Harbor Motion, during a snow squall, and the captain and three of her crew were drowned. The others were rescued by men from Petty Harbor.
Mr. J. W. Jane , Hants Harbor, who has been in the city, on business , left for home , yesterday.
The rotary plow is still at Bay of Islands, and its is likely that its service will be required today.
Messrs. J. Angel, T. Allan, A. Knight and T. Pippy left by yesterday’s train for Brine’s Stand, to spend two days trouting.
Capt. George Wight received a wire from Bonne Bay, Monday afternoon , acquainting him of the death of his father, who had reached the age of 89. Three daughters and four sons survive.
WALSH–Last evening, after a short illness, Mary Murphy, widow of the late William Walsh, aged 72 years, leaving three sons and a large circle of relatives to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Thursday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 178 Water Street West, friends will please attend without further notice.
FEBRUARY 7TH, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Messrs. Munn & Co’s schooner Estella, Captain Bartlett, arrived at Gibraltar, on Friday, after a passage of 35 days.
A sale of work was held in Christ’s Church schoolroom on Thursday and Friday nights. The sales were well patronized and were very successful. The total receipts amounted to $80.
A case of alleged breach of the Temperance Act was dismissed at the court today, and one of the recovery of wages, by a girl from her master, of Bishop’s Cove was heard in the District Court. Judgment was given to the plaintiff for $8.00 and costs.
Mr. W. Yetman, agent for the Reid Nfld. Co., at Whitbourn, is now here on a month’s holiday, and Mr. J. P. Hanrahan, son of Mr. T. Hanrahan, of this town, has resigned his position with the Reid Nfld. Co, at St. John’s, and, after spending a holiday at home takes up work in the Bank of Montreal at St. John’s.
Mr. George Veitch, inspector of the postal telegraphs, accompanied by repairer R. Cunningham was in town, this week, the guest of Mr. T. Hanrahan. Mr. Veitch visited Black Head and opened a telegraph office to which Miss Hillier has been appointed. He previously went to North River, for the same purpose, and afterwards to Carbonear, where he did some inspection work. It would seem that work for the postal telegraph is increasing as new offices are being opener.
A large committee of all classes of the Roman Catholic laity of the Cathedral parish, which strongly represented Riverhead, Spaniard’s Bay, Carbonear and Harbor Grace waited upon Archbishop MacDonald, at the Episcopal residence, at 4 p.m. Friday, for the purpose of presenting His Grace with a farewell address. The address, which was beautifully printed upon silk, was read by the Secretary, Mr. J. T. Lawton, and was orally replied to by the Archbishop, who thanked the laity through the committee for their kind address.
Never before, perhaps, has a more touching spectacle been witnessed by our citizens than when Archbishop MacDonald accompanied by Bishop March and Fr. Finn, arrived at the railway station to entrain for Brigus, this afternoon. A thousand persons or more, of all ages, from the nonagenarian , Mr. Denis Shea to the child of 6 years old, men, women and children of all classes and creeds, thronged the platform to obtain a last long and lingering look at the venerable prelate, who was leaving the diocese for ever, the affairs of which he has so successfully administered for the past quarter of a century, As His Grace walked along the platform, recognized most of his parishioners who readily responded to the kindly greeting, the warm hand shakes and the fervent “God Bless you” of their beloved Archbishop. Nor was his parishioners the only recipients of the notice of His Grace, for all citizens in what ever station of life, came in for his earnest and fervent farewells. After passing into the waiting room, the Archbishop, through the courtesy of Mr. T Ford the station agent was given a chair within the private office and while awaiting the arrival of the train for Carbonear, received the citizens, who jostled each other in the outer room in order to press for the last time the hand of one who fondly stroked many of their heads in childhood. What a touching scene. The venerable prelate, surrounded by the aged grandfather, the confidant father, the happy mother, the ardent youth and the bashful maiden not omitting the young child, –all eager to obtain a last glance and word from a revered friend and bishop, and to feel the pressure of his hand and hear the fatherly tones of one they love so well. Particularly noticeable was the number of women in tears, nor were the men much less to bring their hands across their foreheads, as if oppressed by heat, all though the weather was chilly. It may be said the Archbishop held a reception in the office, for a constant stream of people, old and young, robust and infirm, rich and poor passed in at one door and out the other, after hearing the farewell of His Grace. When boarding the train it was observed that the Archbishop was visibly affected for tears were seen to course down his cheeks. As the train moved out, the crowd filled the entire platform and the Archbishop’s “God bless you” was oft repeated until the platform was passed . The vast concourse realized that a good man had gone from them and that they had lost a friend whom they, in all probability, would never see again, and so the feeling brought a resultant depression. All present seemed to realize the worth of the venerable prelate as a citizen, his care for his flock, the various occasions upon which he had lent a helping hand in time of adversity, and they showed their appreciation of him in a way peculiar to Newfoundlanders. Dr. Allan accompanied the Archbishop to Brigus. The business houses on Water Street closed their stores this afternoon, in token of respect for the departing prelate. The Archbishop will proceed to St. John’s on Monday, and will take up residence in the General hospital for the winter.
Harbor Grace, Feb. 2 , 1907
A very pretty wedding took place at Turk’s Cove, T. B. on January 31st, when Miss Minnie Carbery was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mr. Joseph Baresford. of Gambo. The bride tastefully attired in blue, trimmed with satin and lace, with hat to match, looked very pretty, and was attended by her cousin ,Miss Maggie F. Hearty, as maid of honor, and her little sister , Miss Ellie Carbuery, as flower girl, while Messrs Thomas Ryan and Charles Scott supported the groom. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion. After the ceremony, at which Rev. F. D. McCarthy officiated, the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, amidst volleys of musketry and a grand display of bunting. The refreshments were served and dancing indulged in until two o’clock next morning. The bride was the recipient of many useful and costly presents. The writer extends to Mr. and Mrs. Baresford hearty congratulation and wishes them a cloudless future.
Prospero passed Cape Broyle at 2.40 p.m. yesterday, going west. She was probably prevented calling there by slob ice.
Glencoe left Fortune at 1.00 p.m. yesterday, coming east.
Argyle leaves Placentia, this afternoon, going west.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Constable Mackey was visiting the saloons yesterday morning the proprietors not to sell liquor to a West End seaman who was only recently released from prison.
Mr. Jesse Whiteway received a telegram from Musgrave Hr. yesterday informing him of the death of Mr. Robert Burt at the age of 82 years. Deceased was favorably known here, and was one of the Messrs Job. Bros. oldest dealers.
C pt. Blandford is improving the last few days and is now able to get up and about the house.
There’s a number of applicants in for master of the S. S. Virgina Lake, but up to yesterday no selection had been made.
The express that left here Tuesday arrived at Port aux Basques at 2 this morning, after a run of 32 hours–fairly good time considering the weather.
Captain Singala, whose death we announced, yesterday, married Miss McGrath, youngest daughter of Mrs. Thomas McGrath, and sister of Mrs. P Horan, in 1892. After residing 3 years, they left for his former home in Spain. He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn the sad loss.
Mrs. Thomas Tucker, of Broad Cove, left home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, to walk to town, and arrived at 5 p.m. Reaching a friend’s house on the higher levels, she collapsed from the fatigue sustained in the snow storm, and at midnight Dr. Macpherson was called to attend her. Yesterday, she was very weak, and sometime will elapse before she is well again.
The schooner Livonia, owned by Rorke & Sons, Carbonear, which sailed on Tuesday, for Europe, ran ashore at Mosquito Point and is likely to become a total wreck. She met the head wind and snow storm in the bay, and was returning when misfortune overtook her. The crew left her during the night, but she was not abandoned. It is possible that she may be refloated. Bowrings had a message that she had 2,600 qtls fish on board, went ashore at 11 p.m. and that her bottom was badly damaged. The S. S. Louise stood by her yesterday.
The S. S. Dahome left Halifax at 3 a.m. yesterday for St. John’s.
The S. S. Adventure was to have left Sydney yesterday with coal for Jobs sealing steamers.
The S. S. Silvia was to have left New York at noon yesterday for St. John’s.
Only a few passengers went out by yesterday evening’s train. Among them being, J. Ryan, F. Smallwood, J Lindberg and Miss Abbott.
The sickness at Alexander Bay concerning which we recently published some correspondence between Mr. Ambrose Janes and Mr. Donald Morrison, M. H. A. has been pronounced scarlet fever by Dr. Chisolm, two of the cases are serious.
The Government has donated $20.00 to each family burned out at the recent fire at Red Cliff Island
Dr. F. J. White, of Greenspond, who contested for the Mayoralty of Moncton, N. B. last week defeated his opponent, Dr. Pardy, a native of that city, by 11 votes. Dr. White is very popular in his adopted country as was testified by his election.
One drunk only was arrested last night.
The harbor was filled with light slob ice yesterday.
Sergt. Cox left for Placentia Bay yesterday morning on police duty.
F. Cornick of Harvey’s office, who, was operated on a few days ago, was much better last night, and may be able to leave bed in a few days.
Little Mabel Hobbs, of Long Hill contacted scarlet fever on Tuesday and was conveyed to the hospital. Although only six years of age, she said she was not afraid to go without her mother, and went off in the van.
February 8th, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
The entertainment given in the R. C. Academy hall by the pupils on Thursday , 31st January, was well attended the Hall being well filled by persons anxious to know what children can do in the way of interesting and amusing their seniors. The exhibition reflects great credit upon the teachers, Mr. J. T Lawton and Miss Casey. Judging from the excellence of the performance, great care must have been bestowed upon the preparation of the several parts so skillfully rendered. The program consisted of solos, action-drill, recitations and a pantomime. The block-drill is specially worth of notice. These blocks were shown by each child being within four sides of a cube upon each side of which was a letter. The evolution of the drill arranged a line of letters according to the desire of the drill-master, and the audience could read such sentences or words as “How do you do, Newfoundland, Nelson etc. To each of the displays upon the blocks a verse of an appropriate song was sung, and the audience applauded upon every occasion. Miss Casey in perfect time played the various marches for the drills.
The pantomime “Watching for Santa Claus” was well received. About a dozen boys attired in sleeping apparel, trooped into the room, each with a pillow under his arm, or in some other position, and hung their stocking beneath the mantelpiece, above which was hung a mechanical clock which showed the time. The children with great expectancy peeped into every book and corner tossing about their pillows, and starting and turning around at every sound real or fancied. After a time sleep overcame them, and the little lads dropped to the floor and were shortly in deep slumber. Presently Santa Claus drops down the chimney and fills the stockings with Christmas gifts, then disappears. Instantly the clock strikes twelve and the little sleepers are awakened by its sound. They rush to the fireplace and discover that Santa Claus has been there and gone, but their disappointment is swallowed up in the attractions, of the presents. One gets a drum, another a bugle and the rest various other toys. With these they raise horrible and iscoradant “melody” and finally trudge off to bed. After the entertainment the young people engaged in a dance which was much enjoyed. The proceeds from both affairs amounted to $60.00
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Mr. J. A. Green returns to England by the S. S. Mongolian.
Mr., K. Noah leaves for England by the S. S. Mongolian on a business trip.
Report was made at the police station, yesterday afternoon, that the captain of the Welsh schooner, now in the stream, was missing. He came on shore on Tuesday morning, and up to 5 p.m. yesterday had not returned. Tuesday afternoon he reported to Sergt. Peet and Constable Lawlor and Savage that some articles were being stolen from his vessel, but it appears he was misinformed. As he had not been seen after by the crew, they feared that ill had befallen him, and deemed it best to acquaint the authorities. Last night, however, the missing captain was seen in a Water Street saloon, and gave as his reason for not going on board that the harbor was full of slob ice and a boat could not get through it.
The schooner, Moore, left Catalina, with fish from P. Templeman’s for London.
Engineer Scott of the Harmsworth Co., who was in town on business, returned to Grand Falls, yesterday
Mr. Elias Driscoll who was injured at the Dry Dock last week is improving, but not yet able to leave his bed. He is being attended by Dr. Duncan.
A dog owned by J Pender , Alexander St. was killed by a street car, on Water St. yesterday. The animal was cut in two by the wheels.
William Tibbs, a West Ender, who is not on speaking terms with work, was arrested last night, by Constable Tobin, for creating a disturbance in his father’s house, Pleasant St. Willie was discharged from Court, Wednesday for a similar offence, and gave his word not to darken the parental door again. Yesterday afternoon, however, he went after his wardrobe, and created another disturbance. He will appear before the magistrate, this morning.
Rumor has it that a company is being formed for the purpose of lighting Brigus, Clarke’s Beach and vicinity with electricity.
Mrs. Mary Duff, formerly Miss Mackey, died at Roxbury, Mass on January 23rd, and was buried from her late residence, 214 Cabot Street, on January 26th. High Mass was celebrated at the Church of St. Francis de Sales. The late Mrs. Duff has relatives in this city.
Mr. Crowell, of Glenwood, has been very ill for the past few weeks, but at present is recovering rapidly.
Capt. Spracklin of the Glencoe, reports stormy weather in Placentia Bay, the last ten days, it being the worst in his experience.
EADIE—On Feb. 7th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Eadie, 24 Cochrane Street.
FEBRUARY 9TH, 1907
Mr. John Callanan
John Callanan, one of our best known and respected citizens, died at his home, Water St. West, last night, after a painful illness. Deceased was the eldest son of the Late James J Callanan, and since the latter’s death carried on the grocery business on Water Street. Several weeks ago Mr. Callanan contacted a cold, which developed into Pneumonia, and despite the best medical attendance, the disease proved fatal. Of a genial and charitable disposition, his friends were legion, and his demise at the early age of 38 years, will be deeply regretted. To his sorrowing mother and other members of the family much sympathy is expressed, in which the News joins.
The Reid Co. received a marconigram from Capt. Ray last night saying that the station was in communication with the Bruce at 7 p.m., 60 miles off Cape Ray, and that Captain Delaney expected to arrive at Port aux Basques at 2 this morning. As there is some ice off Port aux Basques it is not likely that the steamer will reach port before daylight.
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Messrs Munn & Co’s steamer Louise which conveyed D. A. Ryan to Trinity on Sunday , returned to port at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The steamer made the run hither in 6 hours.
Mrs. Parsons, wife of Mr. Jonathan Parsons, after an illness, lasting a fortnight, died at her home at Bear’s Cove on Tuesday morning, aged 74 years. The funeral took place this afternoon, the burial being at the Methodist cemetery.
Mrs. (Judge) Bennett left today for Glace Bay to spend the remainder of the winter with Mrs. G. R. Veits, and Mr. John McRae went to St. John’s by Wednesday evening train and is expected to return tonight.
It would be well if the parties concerned would take notice of the dilapidated appearance of the fence belonging to the Government grounds on Harvey Street, east of the Grammar school gate. It would be pleasing if the authorities would cause a respectable fence to be placed there and have a gate therein for the convenience of the public in visiting the Court house for the walk to the end of Harvey Street and around the Court is felt to be irksome.
The continued sale of work held at Christ Church school room on Wednesday night was very successful. The total amounts realized $120.
Mr. Jacob Trapnell of Montreal who returned here some days ago from a few week visit to relatives at St. John’s, will spend a time with his brother, sub-sheriff John Trapnell, until the early spring when he will return to Montreal.
Messrs Munn Co’s brigt Amy Louise, Captain Sheppard, 37 days from Permambuco, was off Cape St. Francis at 10 a.m. today and the S. S. Louise left port this morning to bring her up into the bay, but up to the time of writing the vessel had not made their appearance here.
The committee of the Academy Hall intend holding a Valentine dance at the Hall on Monday night, 11th February. This will likely be the last dance for a time until the Lenten season is over. The committee being popular and energetic, the success of the assembly is assured and a large attendance is expected.
A lad name John Leary entered the grocery store of Mr. Joseph Ross to make a purchase a few days ago and discovered a $10 bill lying upon the counter and gave it into the possession of one of the assistants in the store. Mr. Ross then advertised the finding of the money and Mr. R. H. Andrews of Port de Grave, the master of a schooner here to Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. for coal soon after applied for the lost bill. Mr. Ross being convinced that Mr. Andrews was the real loser returned him the money. The boy was rewarded for his honesty as all such instances of uprightness should be.
Contractors Lee and Titford who have undertaken to removal of the sunken block of the wharf which obstructed the approach to that of Messrs, Murray & Crawford are getting along with their work which is proceeding slowly but surely. The task of removing the ballast from the bottom has been hampered by the accumulation of mud, debris, etc. of many years. The use of dynamite, however has facilitated the operations, of the diver Squires who knows his work. It is thought the undertaking will have been completed before a fortnight hence. When all is finished the appearance of the premises from the land and water will be greatly improved by the removal of the obstruction.
Messrs. W. Duff & Sons schooner Livonia, Captain Luther, which sailed with fish for European market on Tuesday morning, while attempting to re-enter the harbor of Carbonear during the afternoon of the same day, struck the rock, and went ashore at Malone’s Point which divides the harbors of Carbonear and Mosquito, during the thick snow storm and S. E. gale which prevailed that day. How the vessel got into her ill fated position is a matter of conjecture, but the fact remains she now lies stranded a total wreck at the south entrance of the harbor. She is now in the hands of the underwriters, Messrs Munn & Co’s steamer Louise went to the scene of the wreck on Wednesday morning but being unable to render assistance she returned to port just after noon the same day.
Detective Simmons, on special duty in this bay, had a number of boys from Tilton before the court on Wednesday. The lads were charged with maliciously removing shims or wedges from beneath the rails of the railway line near their homes. Conclusive evidence to secure a conviction not being forthcoming the case was postponed sine die. Constable Simmonds has been working hard to bring the guilty parties to justice. After hearing the case the Judge took occasion to point out the enormity of such crimes, alluded to the increasing lawlessness of youth living in the vicinity of Tilton, and added of a similar case in the future, he would show no mercy because of the youthfulness of the culprits but would give them the full benefit of the penalty provided by law.
Hr. Grace, Feb 7th, 1907.
Last week while the Town Pump was off duty, the services of a friend were brought to bear upon the weekly manuscript, with the result that a serious error crept before the public gazed in the publication of the signature. The forgery will not of course engender a law suit, but it must be distinctly understood that, (like the vicar of Bray in the old song)
“Whatsoever notes I write”
Must still be signed “Town Pump” Sir.
In the notes referred to above one error must needs be corrected for the interest of parties concerned. Harvey Clement , son of Mr. M Clement, who recently left for Jersey, is at present in his 18th year, this being 5 years below the age given through the medium of Burgeo Notes in last week issue of Daily News.
The passengers by S. S. Glencoe on Friday, 1st February were Rev. E. Nichols, from Ramea, Dr. McDonald, from, Rencontre, and Rev. Father Power, the newly appointed priest of Harbor Breton.
In referring to the treatment accorded the theatrical trio, we were a little too premature. When the reference in question, were made it was generally understood that no performance would be given, as no hall or lodge could be procured. As a last resource the members of the Orange Association decided to let, for a few evening the lower department of their hall, and on Thursday evening the first part of the program was given, gratis to a crowded house. Again on Friday evening there was another gratis show at which it was somewhat difficult to find breathing space. Between the different comic acts and songs medical lectures, were given by Professor Harmon, and at the conclusion samples of medicines guaranteed to cure all on sale to the audience. From the quantity of medicine distributed we imagine that it pays to advertise through the medium of a gratis show. On Saturday night an admission fee of 20 cents was charged, and, despite the desperate snow and rain storm which prevailed, the vacant seats, were few. All the comic jokes of ages past were colored anew by the laughter and intense interest of the audience and were played out to perfection on the stage. The insight into the mysteries of juggling, given by Professor Harmon in the few examples shown the audience, would not betray all that lies beneath , and was only sufficient to arouse the Samarian spirit created by Simon and Magnus in days old. We trust the necessary Peter will come down to us before our faith is too far vanquished to be revived. Tonight (Monday) there will be another gratis show, and on Tuesday night the second entrance fee will be in effect. The program will likely be continued during the present week.
We regret to state that the peculiar condition of Rev. E. Nichol’s health has not improved anything of late. We learn the reverend gentleman has been granted permission to cruise abroad but, as no substitute can at present be secured for the mission he hopes to delay his visit for a few months.
Burgeo, Feb. 4th, 1907.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Wednesday last Mrs. Barron, of Placentia, met with an accident soon after leaving her home to visit friends down the harbor; she fell in the icy street and broke her arm. Dr. McKendrick set the broken limb.
The water service at Placentia has not been giving much satisfaction the last few weeks. Since the tidal wave several of the services have been frozen and trouble has been had with the pipes crossing the “gut”.
Otis Eddy, aged 102 years, died at Rockford Ill. in Jan. 30th. He was believed to be the oldest Freemason in the United States in years of membership, having initiated at Chepachet, R. I. May 20th 1826.
The Hon. Treasurer of the Methodist Orphanage gratefully acknowledges the receipt tof five dollars from Mrs. (Dr.) B.E. Forbes, Bonavista, towards the funds of the orphanage.
There are 16 cases of scarlet fever and one of diphtheria in the city at present and there is one case of the former at Winsor Lake. With two exceptions the suffers are children who ages range from 2 ½ years to 15. Twelve houses are placarded.
The Ladies Curling Club competed yesterday forenoon for a silver mounted cut glass bottle presented by Mrs. C. McKay Harvey. Mrs. Gosling winning with 14 points, followed by Miss Prowse 13, and Mrs. Cluney McPherson 12, Mrs. John Harvey 11.
Messrs Bartlett and Morrissey, who discharged the S. S. Coban, at Kennedy & Mullaly’s, during the week, made a record. The ship arrived Tuesday morning, with 1,000 tons of coal, and Thursday forenoon she sailed again, work of discharging finishing Wednesday night.
At 8.30 last night Constable Savage found a countryman in an intoxicated condition in charge of a horse, and took him to the station for safe keeping, the animal being sent to a West End stable. The prisoner will appear before the magistrate, this morning.
There is a youthful Jesse James named Tibbo, in the West End, who on several occasion has hung up children younger than himself and taken money from them. The parents of the boys have not acquainted the police of Tibbo’s deeds, but if he want to escape going before the magistrate, he had better drop his conduct.
Edgar Blandford who has been on a visit to his father, leaves for Montreal by tomorrow afternoon’s express.
The unruly boys, who congregate on Gower St., near Victoria St. nightly, and pelt pedestrians with snowballs, will be looked after by the police.
Constables Quinlan and Morrissey arrested an inebriate sailor at 7.30 last evening. He spent a quiet night at the station and this morning will go before the magistrate.
Capt. William Gushue, Brigus, who is noted as one of Conception Bay biggest fish killers, has purchased a schooner, at Halifax, and will bring her down about the last of March. Capt. G. will operate largely at the Labrador, next summer, and will ship his catch to market himself. He will use his new vessels in the West India trade, next winter,
CALLANAN—On the 8th February, of pneumonia, John T. Callanan, aged 38 years. Funeral on Sunday next, 2.30 Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this only intimation. Ne crepe.
February 11th, 1907
ESCAPED PRISONER BROUGHT HERE
Constable Martin arrived by yesterday’s express, having in charge Joseph Gadon, of Stephenville, who broke jail on the 30th January, at that place. He was serving a term of two months for larceny, as reported in the News, but did not like the surroundings, and escaped. He evaded the police officers for 28 hours, but was finally captured at Spruce Brook by D. I. Bartlett, who followed his tracks for 22 miles. When found he was working with a gang of trainmen, one of whom told of his whereabouts. He will serve his term in the penitentiary, and will likely be brought before the Supreme Court for breaking prison.
THE BRUCE AT LOUISBURG
The S. S. Bruce arrived at Louisburg, yesterday, being unable to enter North Sydney, owing to ice. Cabot Strait is filled with ice, and the ship had to make a detour around Scatterie to reach Louisburg. This morning she will make another effort to connect with North Sydney, where the curlers and the P. E. I. hockey team are awaiting. The Reid Co. expect the Bruce to leave North Sydney about ten this morning, and be due at Port aux Basques at 8 p.m. The express with the hockeyists will not be due before Wednesday morning.
“The Grove,” residence of Capt. Michael O’Rourke, Holyrood, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, on Monday, Feb. 4th, when his daughter, Mary J. , and Bernard A. Curtis, St. Joseph’s were united in Hymen’s bonds by the Rev. Dr. Murphy. The bride was prettily attired in blue voile, with profusion of point lace, and carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley. She was assisted by her sister, Annie, who also looked pretty in a dress of cream. Mr. Alban Goff supported the groom. About forty guests were present , all immediate friends of the bride and groom, amongst whom were the Rev. Dr. Murphy, Miss Gertie O’Rourke, sister of the bride and a pupil of Littledale Academy; Misses Fanny , Maria and Mrs. Geo. Kennedy, Avondale ; Mr. M. J. Joy, the popular teacher of St. Joseph’s; Messrs J Goff, F. Daly, and Rd Murphy. After a very dainty supper was partaken of, all repaired to the dance room, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, where all enjoyed themselves till the wee small hours . The happy couple left the following morning for their future home, St. Joseph’s. The number of presents received testify to the many friends and well wishers of the bride and groom. The News extends congratulation.
ARRESTED FOR THEFT
Saturday afternoon Detective Byrne arrested a man named Strickland, of Pleasant St. who was charged with stealing a watch and some stair rods from the residence of James Bugden 58 Gower St. A sale of furniture was held at the latter’s residence some days ago and during the auction the articles mentioned were stolen. Strickland, it is said, was seen to examine the watch. He denies the thief, however, but says he saw the box, which contained the watch. After being examined by Supt. Sullivan, he was allowed out to appear when called upon.
The last 48 hours unpleasant weather was felt along the railway. Saturday night and yesterday forenoon, it was stormy east from Clarenville, while at the other end of the line it was intensely cold. There was a change last night, and at 9.30 the following reports were received.:
Port aux Basque—S. W.; light; fine; 20 above.
Bay of Islands—Calm; fine; 10 above.
Gaff Topsails—Calm; clear ; 10 below.
Bishop’s Falls—Calm; fine; 5 below.
Clarenville—Calm; fine; 4 above.
Whitbourne—Calm; fine; 12 above.
Mrs. H. Huestis arrived in the city Saturday.
Mr. R. Allison returned to the city by yesterday’s express.
Hon. J. S. and Mrs. Pitts, left by yesterday’s express for Montreal.
Mr. H. Reynolds, father of Mrs. S. D. Blandford, it as present visiting the city.
Messrs W. Reid and E. Snow, left yesterday for Brigus to spend a few days trouting.
Mr. Edgard Blandford, who was visiting his father, Hon. Capt. S. Blandford, left for Montreal yesterday.
Constable Martin, who arrived yesterday with a prisoner, returned to Bay of Islands by the evening express.
Mr. John Syme, the curler’s skip was introduced on the Montreal Change last Monday, by Mr. William Bowman.
Capt. Peers Davidson, son-in-law of the Rt. Hon. Sir W. V. Whiteway, K.C., K.G. M.G. has recently been elected Commodore of the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club. The Montreal Star of the 2nd Feb. contains a capital portrait of the new Commodore.
The S. S. Dahome sailed for Liverpool Saturday afternoon.
The S. S. Silvia was to have left Halifax at 9 p.m. Saturday for St. John’s.
The S. S. Annapolis berthed at Pitts premises Saturday afternoon and commences discharging this morning.
The S. S. Mongolian sailed for Glasgow Saturday , taking in saloon Rev. G. H. Bolt, A. F. and Mrs. Goodridge, Alan and Mrs. Goodridge G.M. and Mrs Barr, M and Mrs. Mayers, Capt. W. and Mrs. Strong, R. Wright, J. Norris, J. R. Robertson, H. Blain, James Gordon, J. T. Lamb, M. J. Dyer, G. Sommerville, J. A. Greene, J. Sutherland, P. Kennedy, Mrs. Outerbridge, Misses McNeil, Gordon, Carbery, Bearder McCowen and Muir.
ALONG THE LINE
The express arrived at 7.15 yesterday morning, bringing the C. L. B. band, R. Allison, Constable Martin, Thomas Bastow, and a few others.
The express last evening took out a large number of passengers, including Hon. J. S and Mrs. Pitts, E. W. Roberts, A. S. McKay, H. Gittleson, M. Davis, W. Reid, Edgar Blandford, F. Snow, T. Roberts, Constable Martin.
The Prospero reached Channel yesterday morning and left again at 4 p.m. coming east.
The Argyle arrived at Placentia at 4 p.m. Saturday. She leaves again this morning on the Red Island route.
The Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at 2 p.m. Saturday. She leaves again this morning coming east.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The belated express arrived at 10.30 a.m Saturday , having been on the road over 50 hours.
The remains of Mrs. Peyton, who died at Badger Brook, recently, were taken by the express to Norris Arm, Friday last, for interment.
Thirty laborers who had been working at Sydney, returned by Saturday’s express, and detrained at Brigus Junction for their homes at Carbonear.
Four inebriates were arrested Saturday night. They will appear before the magistrate this morning.
The funeral of the late John Callanan took place yesterday, there being a large attendance of mourners. Interment took place at Belvedere.
The express that arrived yesterday morning made an excellent run across country, covering the distance in 28 hours–schedule time .
The railway is now free from sow between here and Port aux Basques. The drifts near Little River, the results of last week’s storms were cleared off Friday last.
The brigt. Amy Louis, Capt. Sheppard, is now loading fish at Harbor Grace.
Second engineer Johnson, of the S. S. Rosalind was recently awarded a chief ticket at Halifax.
The T. A. Society held its regular monthly meeting yesterday at which seven candidates were admitted to membership.
The Bruce on her last trip to Port aux Basques steamed through ice the whole distance across Cabot Strait. The passengers report having seen several seals.
The regulation for Lent were read at all the Masses at the R. C. churches yesterday, and are similar to those of last year. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. there will be Rosary and Benediction; Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Rosary, Sermon and Benediction; Friday at 7.30 stations with the relic of the True Cross, and Benediction . Saturday night will be devoted to confessions. Dances, concerts, theatrical performances, etc., are forbidden throughout Lent, except on St. Patrick’s night.
COUGHLAN—Last night at Allandale Farm Mary Daughter of John and Margaret Coughlan. Funeral notice later.
FEBRUARY 12TH 1907
The weather along the line, yesterday and last night, was spring like, the thermometer registering above freezing at some stations. The latest reports are:
Port aux Basques—Calm; foggy; 40 above.
Bay of Islands—S. E.; light; fine; 26 above.
Gaff Topsails—S. E.’ foggy. 14 above.
Bishop’s Falls—N. E. Light; fine; 18 above.
Clarenville—S. W. ; light; fine; 40 above.
Whitbourne—S. W.; light; fine; 30 above.
Prospero reached Balena, last evening, and was detained there, loading oil.
Argyle left Placentia at 4 15 p.m. yesterday, on the Red Island route.
Glencoe was detained, yesterday, at Port aux Basque, owing to fog. She leaves this morning coming east.
Rev. Dr. Murphy, Holyrood was in the city, yesterday.
Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A. came to town from Bay Roberts, yesterday.
Mr. W. Winsborrow, of the telephone office, who was visiting Canada, returned by Sunday’s express.
S. S. Adventure sails, tomorrow, for Louisburg, where she loads coal for St. John’s.
S. S. Silvia has not yet arrived, but is due at any moment, as she left Halifax at 11 p.m. Saturday.
S. S. Regulus is due from Newport News, Saturday. After discharging she proceeds to Louisburg, for coal.
Barque Cordelia is still detained in port; she will not sail until there is a change of wind. She is still minus some of her crew.
The King vs. Augustus Sweeney.
The prisoner Augustus Sweeney charged with manslaughter, was arraigned and the charges read to him by Chief Clerk Bowning. To this charger he pleaded “Not Guilty”. On motion of Sir E. P Morris Minister of Justice, the trial was set down for Monday 18th February, after which the accused was removed. Furlong, K.C. appears for the defense.
The King vs. Philip Brady. The prisoner Brady, charged with having escaped from the Penitentiary, while he was serving a sentence for larceny, was also arraigned. To the charge read he pleaded guilty.
The Justices retired for consultation, and shortly return, when the Chief Justice imposed sentence of an additional twelve months imprisonment, from date of expiration of the original sentence which should have been served in September of this year.
Blandford vs. Winsor and Winsor vs. Blandford, motion for a new trial.
Furlong, K. C. , for Blandford, in asking for a new trial set up the grounds, generally, that the verdict in the recent trial was against the weight of evidence; and that the verdict was perverse as it applied to both cases, the evidence was reviewed, much of which, it was contended by Mr. Furlong, was given by members of the crews of ships wholly independent, as having no connection with the two cases concerned immediately.
Sir E. P. Morris on behalf of Winsor argued contra, referring also to the evidence and certain incidents all tending to show the verdict to have well based and consistent with the facts. The court adjourned at 5.15 until this morning at 11 o’clock when Sir Edward will continue his argument.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Another Water Street grocer is said to be in financial difficulty and a meeting of creditors will be held shortly.
During Lent, at St. Thomas’s church Canon Dunfield will deliver a course of sermons on the Story of the Cross.
The Oporto market is still glutted with fish, but during the season of Lent a big consumption is expected. Some Nova Scotia fish which arrived there, recently, was in a very bad state, and had to be condemned.
The police are now investigation into the case of John Jordan, who, last week, was banished from Bell Island, by the order of Magistrate O’Donnell. The matter was reported to I. G. McCowen, who has communicated with the Minister of Justice.
The next debate by the Star Literary Association will be “Woman Suffrage”. It was to take place Monday night, next, but has been postponed until the following night because of the lecture by Archbishop Howley, in the British Hall.
It is possible that Capt. R. Bartlett, who commanded Peary’s steamer Roosevelt to the Arctic regions, will lecture on his experience in the frozen north to a St. John’s audience. It will likely be illustrated, which will make it all the more interesting and instructive.
Mr. John Walsh, of Marshall Bros. and Miss Agnes Gallivan were united in matrimony at the residence of the bride’s parents, Cochrane St. last night. After the nuptial knot had been tied, a reception was held, which was attended by a large number of young folk.
The news of the death of Miss Mary Callanan, which occurred Sunday night was learned with regret by friends of the family. Four months ago she contracted a cold, which affected her lungs, and, despite the attendance of four doctors, a cure could not be found. She was 22 years of age. Interment takes place, tomorrow afternoon from late residence Allendale Road. To the sorrowing parents the New extends sympathy.
Repairs to the S. S. Virginia Lake are progressing favorably and she will be in first class condition to prosecute the sealing voyage.
Up to 4 this morning, there was no news of the Bruce’s arrived at Port aux Basques, and she is evidently being delayed by ice. She is supposed to have left Louisburg yesterday at noon, having on board the P. E. Island hockeyists and the curlers.
The will of the late Reuben Hart, Halifax, leaves $300,000. Of this $40,000 is bequeathed to family connections and the balance to his only son. During life Mr. Hart gave to various charities with a lavish hand, and, it is understood, that having done this, decided there was no reason why his will should set aside further sums.
Two men fought a duel with shot guns, a week ago, at Danville, Va. A large hole was torn in the side of one, and the body of the other was riddled with shot. One of the men is doubtful. They had quarreled over a package of cigarettes, in a country store. Cigarettes may be said to cause death in various ways.
The Labrador’s sealing crew of last year can now receive the balance due then on presentation of their tickets at Baird’s office.
Esau Noseworthy and Albert Stone of Bryant’s Cove were injured at the Nova Scotia mine, Bell Island, Saturday, by an explosion. They were attended by Dr. Carnochan, who found that their injuries were not serious.
S. S Annapolis sails at noon for Halifax, taking in saloon, Mr. J. H. Searle.
The brigt. Gratia Snow, is still detained in port, owing to the ice. She sails the first opportunity.
GRAHAM—On the 10th February at Riverhead Brewery House, the wife of Alex Graham, of a son.
FEBRUARY 13, 1907
A HARD TRIP
The Bruce had a hard time crossing from Louisburg the last trip. Cabot Strait is packed with heavy ice, and the ship was twelve hours in a tough spot, near Louisburg. After continuous butting an opening was made the remainder of the trip she made fairly good time, the ice is packed tight at North Sydney and it is likely that the Bruce will connect again at Louisburg this trip.
ALONG THE LINE
The express last evening took out about 20 passengers including Miss A Thomey, W. H. Seymour, J. E. Williams, Rev. H. V. Whitehouse.
The shore train arrived at 10 last night bringing S and Mrs. Bell, Mrs. W. Croshie, Dr. Procunier and about 10 others.
The Prospero left Hermitage at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, coming east.
The Bruce left Port aux Basques at 4 p.m. yesterday for North Sydney.
The Argyle arrived at Sound Island at 6 p.m. yesterday.
The Glencoe left Burgeo at 3 p.m. yesterday coming east.
The S. S. Silvia, Farrell, arrived at 3 p.m. yesterday from New York via Halifax, she would have left the former port on the 15th, but owing to a severe snowstorm could not get clear until the following evening, a fine run was made to Halifax. At 11 p.m. Saturday she left for St. John’s and on Monday experienced dense fog which caused delay. She brought a full cargo, 4 packages of mail, matter and the following passengers from New York:– Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kieley and son, Mr. and Mrs. J Norris, Messrs J. Newhook, G. M. Weaver, Misses Bessie F. Taylor, Florence Taylor, May Carter, and 5 steerage; from Halifax F. C. Alderdice and 7steerage.
Capt. J Lewis, M.H.A. , arrived in the city, yesterday.
Mr. G. W. Kennedy came in from Avondale, yesterday.
Dr. Procunier, of Clarke’s Beach arrived in the city yesterday.
Mr. F. C. Alderdice returned from his trip to Canada, by the Silvia.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kieley and son returned from New York by the Silvia.
Mr. and Mrs. S. K Bell and Mrs. W. Crosbie arrived from Bay Roberts, last night.
Mr. J Maddock, M. H. A., Carbonear, came to town yesterday to attend the Legislature.
Miss Aggie Thomey, who was visiting friends in the city, returned to Harbor Grace, yesterday.
Mr. Hubert Watson, of the Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, is expected by today’s express on his annual vacation.
Mr. W. Morrissey leaves for Placentia, tomorrow morning, to join the S. S. Glencoe, as purser in the absent of Mr. Christian who has been given a months vacation.
C. M. B. C. TEA
The C.M.B.C. Annual tea and entertainment took place in the British hall last evening and was attended by a large number. At 7 o’clock tea was served in the lower hall, the edibles being provided by the ladies of the Cathedral Parish. The musical part of the program opened with a selection by five of the ladies band. Miss M Winter, Rev. H. Uphill, Messrs, Blackall, Blackburn, sang; Mr T. O’Neil and Rev. H Uphill recited and Mr. and Master Blackall and Mr. Hurst gave musical sketches, the concluding item was a chorus by ten little boys. All were warmly applauded and obliged to respond to encores.
GRAND JURY VISITS INSTITUTIONS
The Grand Jury visited the Penitentiary, the Poor House, and the Lunatic Asylum on Monday. We understand they were favorably impressed with what they saw but their finding will doubtless be recorded in the regular way at an early date. One of the jury confidentially remarks to the News that the only refreshments tendered were at the Penitentiary, where he partook of a particularly good cull of codfish, but for which material support he might have been more or less distressed ere the days visiting had been completed. There seems no doubt that the fish eaten in the Penitentiary by one who is afterwards able without police molestation, to go at large withersoever, he would, is much more enjoyable and palatable than to those who have to stay there for long terms for their regular meals.
The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 1 p.m. yesterday, having had to steam through ice the whole passage. The following passengers came by her:– J. Crosbie, F. Brehm, T. Winter, W. Pottle, H. McFatbridge, B. Viqus, R. S. Rowland, H. Watson, D. H. Skill, S. R. Kesner, J. C. Strang, W. R. Lowe, J. B. McMillan, W. Mathieson, J. Peters, C. F. Butt, J. F. Donnelly, T. M. Marrangman, J. G. Bell, J. R. Bennett, J. C. Jardine, J Syme, T. Cook, E. J. Rowe, W. F. Joyce, J Powell, F. Darby, A W. Pike, Mrs. J. C. Jardine. The express is due at midnight.
Mr. H. Breen, of Bishop & Monroe’s grocery, and Miss W. Evans were united in matrimony at Alexander St. Church , last evening at 7 p.m. by the Pastor, Rev. R. W. Freeman. The bride who was daintily dressed was attended by her sister Miss L Evans, and Miss N Wellman, and given away by Mr. W. Candow. The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. J. Breen. Supper was enjoyed at their future home, about 30 couples being present. They will spend the honeymoon at the Goulds. The young couple are well known and they received a valuable assortment of presents. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Breen every Happiness.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Several young men from Witless Bay leave by the Silvia for New York to engage at pogie fishing.
No arrests were made by the police last night, all the officers on duty report quietness everywhere.
New Gower St. is in a terrible condition, owing to “gulshes” . The council should have them level off.
A slight fire occurred in a residence on Gower Street, last night, but it was extinguished without the assistance of the brigade. Very little damage was done.
Hon. J. Harvey had a wire from Vancouver, yesterday morning, that the whaler St. Lawrence had arrived safely, the passage occupied 105 days.
Mr. A. J. Harvey had a wire from Sydney yesterday, that the S. S. Wobum would sail today for St. John’s. From this it is thought that the ice has moves off.
I. G. McCowen has not yet sent his report of the Lunatic enquiry to the Government, as the speeches are not typed. It will be submitted in the course of a few days.
Second officer Kean, of the Virginia Lake, is now in town, looking after the ship, and in the event of Capt Blandford being too ill to go to the seal fishery, he will likely assume command of the steamer.
During the height of the storm, Monday morning, about a dozen Torbay ponies could be seen wending their way to Cape St. Francis, with coal for the light house. Twenty seven miles wasn’t a pleasant journey in the snow drifts.
At 2.30 this morning, Mrs. Janet Greene, wife of W. H Greene, of the Royal Stores, died at her residence, Colonial Street. A little more than a year ago she caught a cold, which was followed by that dread disease—consumption. During the last few months she had been a great sufferer. She leaves a husband and a baby girl 12 months old. Friday afternoon the funeral takes places.
Capt Jacob Winsor, who last year was second hand in the S.S. Walrus, will command her at the ice fields this spring.
The ice blockade moved off yesterday and last evening it was not visible from Cape Spear. The Gratia which ship had been detained in port several days, sails this morning.
Great interest is being taken in the Local Option contest at Harbor Main and the persons of both sides are working hard. It is believed, however that a large majority will favor prohibition.
Supt Engineer Sutherland of Baine Johnson’s fleet, left for Scotland by the Mongolian; his successor has not yet been named.
The Silvia crew were much depressed on hearing of the sad end to James Cameron. Chief Stewart Strohmeyer informed the News that he joined her last November, as one of the saloon waiters, and was not seen afterwards by any of his messmates. When the ship was ready for sea and he had not returned they thought he was safe in the city. Last trip, when there was no word of him, his friends thought he had joined some other ship. He was only 19 years of age, and was very popular with all on board.
MOORE-ARCHER–At Brigus, Feb. 9th, by the Rev. Monsignor Walsh, Miss May Moore, of the city, to Mr. W. E. Archer, of Witman Mass.
GREENE—This morning Janet D. Harvey, beloved wife of John W. Green, aged 28 years. Funeral on Friday afternoon from her late residence 27 Colonial Street.
McNEILY—At 11.45 a.m. yesterday, Jessie Emma Sutcliffe, eldest daughter of the Hon. James J Rogerson, and beloved wife of Alexander J W McNeily. Her funeral will take place on Thursday, 14th February, at 3 o’clock p.m. from her late residence Kimberly Row.
FEBRUARY 14TH, 1907
The witnesses in the Blandford-Winsor sealing case have returned safely. Leaving St. John’s, at 6 p.m. Sunday they reached Gambo at 4 the next morning After a tramp of 12 miles to Hare Bay, they took a boat for home and had a fine run.
We are having delightful weather here. Last week there was heavy frost and the Tickle was frozen over, but the high winds of today broke it up again.
Mr. J. T. Oakley, who died on Sunday, 27th January, was buried on the 30th, in the Methodist cemetery. The funeral was attended by the members of the S. U. F. And L. O. A. The Rev. J.J. Durrant officiated at the service, and preached a sermon from the text; “This year thou shalt die”—Jeremiah, 28th Chap, 16 Verse. Deceased son, Kenneth, will carry on his business.
The C. E. Association will parade and attend Divine service on Thursday, 7th, and at 6 p.m. will enjoy supper at the Fishermen’s Hall. This society was organized only a short time ago, and already has a membership of over eighty, the Rev. H Earle, who is chaplain, is taking an active interest in it welfare. It promises to be a great benefit to the church here.
The S.U.F. held its annual church parade, today, at the Methodist church. A dinner and dance at their hall were afterwards much enjoyed.
Greenspond, Feb. 4th 1907
BRAKEMAN SQUIRES DEATH.
Early in the year brakeman Squires died as the immediate result of injury sustained on the railway, when engaged in shunting cars at Glenwood. The Government ordered an enquiry to be instituted by Government Engineer Hall. The report has recently been submitted and the following findings and recommendations have been made. They evidence a serious state of affairs, and one which calls for explanation and further enquiry. For men to be from 27 to 80 hours on consecutive duty, as is stated by the Engineer, is too grave a matter to be lightly passed over.
Mr. Hall says”– “I have to remark very strongly upon the hours of labor, Conductor Howlett and Brakeman Squires were 30 ½ hours each on duty, and O’Neill was 27 hours. I cannot see how any man can be capable of performing his duties efficiently and safely under such conditions and that such a state off affairs should exist, is a standing danger to the traveling public.
I beg to recommend as follows:—
(1) That Conductor Howlett, on account of his deafness be given some less dangerous work, than that of conductor.
(2) That one of the Brakeman on each train be appointed shunter and signaler, to the directions of the Conductor, his exclusive duty being to couple up hose-bags and give all signals during shunting operations; that he carry a distinctive and easily seen badge or cap of clothing, and that he be provided with a horn or whistle with which to give audible signals, which shall be the only signals recognized by the driver and fireman.
(3) That the ordinary hours of employment, be restricted to 12 consecutive hours, each spell of work to be succeeded by 9 hours of rest, and that a return of all hours working in excess of these be furnished with reasons on a form similar to that used by the English Board of Trade.
(4) That Driver Janes be severely reprimanded for rough and dangerous shunting.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to recognize Tasker Keech Cook Esq., as Vice-Consul of Norway at St. John’s, for Newfoundland.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Richard Dywer, Esq., J. P. to be Returning Officer for the ensuing election under “The Temperance Act”, appointed by Proclamation to be held in the District of Harbor Main, on the 27th February.
His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Messrs Geo. Hoskin, Sr. , David Coltier, Sr. , Richard J MacDonald, Samuel Snook, Michael Collier, (of Samuel), William Hoskins and William Collier, to be a Road Board for Ship Cove, Bay D’Espoir, District of Fortune.
Secretary’s Office, February 12th, 1907.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The S. S. Virginia Lake came off dock yesterday, and is now practically ready for the seal fishery.
The Salvation Band leaves for Conception Bay points, Saturday morning, and will give several concerts before returning.
F. Cornick, of Harvey’s Office, is now much improved and in a day or two will be allowed out. He has been advised to take a sea voyage, and will probably go to the ice fields.
The sealing steamers are now being made ready for the voyage, and as a result a number of men are employed. It is likely that only two steamers—the Kite and Viking–will prosecute in the Gulf. They will sail about the 2nd March.
His Grace Archbishop Howley occupied the pulpit at the Cathedral last night, and delivered an excellent sermon from the gospel of the day. In the course of his remarks he referred to the manner in which certain local papers chronicle the doings of the city, which he said had a demoralizing effect on the community, and to outsiders made the town appear what in reality it was not. At St. Patrick’s Very Rev. Dean Ryan was the preacher.
The Jury for trial of Augustus Sweeney was drawn yesterday morning. Sixty eight jurors will be summoned.
Mr. Winsborrow’s residence, Freshwater Road, where the little girl Brown had scarlet fever was fumigated yesterday, and this morning the quarantine will be raised.
The ladies of the Methodist Church at Heart’s Content have been busy recently with a sale of work and tea, which proved very successful, the sum of $143.00 having been raised on the occasion. As Methodists are not numerous in Heart’s Content the ladies are naturally very much pleased with the handsome results realized.
The city was quiet again last night and not a single arrest was made by the police.
A wire was received yesterday morning announcing the death of William, son of Franklin Hamlyn, formerly of this city. Deceased was a telegraph operator and after leaving Newfoundland secured employment with the Western Union Co., Baltimore. Death was due to pneumonia but he also suffered from consumption.
Three seals were seen near chain rock yesterday morning.
The patients now at the hospital suffering from scarlet fever, are doing well. Those who have lately been discharged from the institution speak well of the treatment given them by Dr. Brehem and the nurses.
At St. Thomas Church last night Canon Dunfield preached the first of a course of sermons dealing with the story of the Cross. His subject principally was the penitent malefactor and his conversion at the moment. The discourse was touching and was listened to with deep attention by the congregation.
FEBRUARY 15TH 1907
Within the past week Mr. R. Moulton, M. H. A., has had a slight attack of his recent illness, but we are pleased to say that he is much better this morning and hopes to be able to attend the Legislature in a few day.
At the present time the public are greatly concerned over the outbreak of a serious epidemic—Scarlet Fever. We learn that this , and its sister disease, Diphtheria, have been for some time lurking in sections of Channel, and owing to our close relationship to this place and its people, through an interchange of visits, the former plague has found its way here. As yet in only one house has its influence been felt, with the result that a little child of six years is now hovering between life and death. At the official request of the authorities the house in question has been indexed with the customary quarantine, but as its occupants are reported to be in general intercourse with friends on the outside, the quarantine will no doubt fail in its purpose. We trust however, that the disease will be obliterated in a few days.
On Tuesday, 5th February early in the afternoon a man named Osbourne, accompanied by two boys, both about 15 years, left their home for the deer regions, about 10 miles distant, where they were suppose to have a quantity of venison under cover. When they were about 2 miles from camp a violent snow storm came on and they were unable to maintain the necessary course leading to refuge or safety. In the search for the camp their dogs, attracted by the scent of deer, became unmanageable and to the consternation of the weary hunters they were obliged to endure the storm and cold upon the barren and desolate tracts of a semi-arctic ice-field. The night was one to be remembered even by those who were comfortably seated before the cheerful winter fire of their home, but to the unfortunate trio seeking shelter upon the frozen barrens, in the drifts and frosts it was one meriting description on the columns of “untold hardships”and “miraculous escapes”. How the man endeavored to preserve the boys from death without fire, food or shelter, from Tuesday night till Thursday morning, when the storm abated, and in the meantime to preserve his own life, are questions only briefly answered and poorly understood from the errant accounts given of their experience. By a deed or self-sacrifice not soon to be forgotten, the man sheltered the boys in a snow drift and kept them from smothering by remaining himself on the outside and occasionally brushing away the rising drifts. As soon as dawn broke on Thursday morning the man discovered his position and with frozen feet directed his way to camp, helping along the two boys who were then only able to walk very slowly. They were met by other hunters a short distance from camp, and were helped along, while a relief party started forthwith for home to procure medical assistance for the frozen man. On Friday the man was brought home by dogs and sleigh while the boys were able to return unaided, apparently none the worse for their experience, minus one or two slight frost-burnt on hands and face. The man’s feet were very much burnt, and in all probability he will be unable to resume work for several weeks. Although the incident is a serious one, we might be pleased that its termination was not more serious as occurrences of this kind usually are.
Messrs Kelly and Hudson, fur buyers, have been doing business here within the past week. Commercial agents, Messrs, Chown and Sellars, arrived here on Monday last by S. S. Glencoe, and as the steamer was delayed by rough weather, they took the necessary orders in time to continue the route eastwards. Upon arrival of coastal ship from east, Messers. Kelly and Hudson take passage for west.
Burgeo Feb, 9th 1907
The old year has passed away with its joys and sorrow, with its prosperity to some , to others adversity. Such are the ways of an all seeing Providence.
The old year has been a prosperous one with the people here; go ahead seems to be the watchword, individually and collectively.
Take societies for instance. The L. O. A. which about two years ago started with only a few members and no hall, today number about 200 with a Hall of their own second to none outside St. John’s.
The S. U. F. is also forging ahead. Its ranks have been increased at every meeting. The annual parade on New Years’ Day was the finest ever seen here, with now a band of twelve instruments. The ability of the bandsmen to have learned in the short time they have had, can be best understood by listening to their playing.
The S. U. F. concert under the able management of Walter Randall, assisted by a committee from the S. U. F. took place on the 7th and was pronounced to be equal to any ever seen in the capital, and the handsome sun of $42 was the outcome, which goes towards a fund to increase the band.
The little difficulty regarding the building of the new Church of England seems to have subsided and it is thought that our able and energetic pastor the Rev. G. H. Field, R. D. will have the great pleasure of seeing two new churches reared in this part of his mission, where only existed before. On our Pastor falls the heaviest part of the burden, but with men and money to back him he is sure to come out alright.
There is not much ship building going on here. One schooner is building at Salmon Cove for Messrs Ryan & Co., and skipper Albert Fowlow is having a schooner of 60 tons built in Smiths Sound, both of which are well under way and will be ready in time for the season’s work and Labrador fishery.
The land grabbing propensities of the Government have stirred up a little fuss around here, and there is a bomb being prepared which is to explode when the members come along.
The people are commencing to wonder now as the House is opened, if they will hear what became of the learned Doctor. Did he disappear from view the moment he was elected? as he has not been seen or heard of since. The usual batch of petitions is being got ready for the Assembly. Some will likely be granted, and some will no doubt find a way to the waste paper basket, but the people will only ask for what is absolutely necessary.
We are living in the way back with regard to our mails. The mails from St. John ’s are often in King’s Cove and Catalina before we in Trinity East know they have arrived at Trinity West. The only remedy for it is to have our mails for Trinity East, made up in a separate bag at St. John’s office. We do hope our members will shake up the lazy post office staff, and get this done; that’s been stuffed into the bomb also, so as to make the explosion more effective bye and bye.
Yours very truly
F. J. S.
Trinity East, Feb 9th, 1907.
Messrs Charles Earle and A Roberts, of Change Islands, are here on a short visit to friends.
Business for the last few weeks has been dull, and with the exception of the clearance sales at the premises of Mr. Scott the trade of the town is almost at a standstill.
The S. U. Fishermen held their annual Parade on Monday, 4th inst. The day was fine, but strong wind and keen frost prevented the band doing full justice to itself which was unfortunate. At night a tea and ball was given which proved an enjoyable termination to the events of the day.
The Orange Society marched through the town on Thursday, 7th inst. and at night the customary spread, followed by a dance, was indulged in all of which being thoroughly enjoyed by those present. The Orange body are building a fine new hall in close proximity to that of the S. U. F. and when finished will be an ornament to town as well as a great convenience to the Society. The building is about 75 feet long and 35 feet wide, and its construction is under the superintendence of Mr. John Downer.
The Rev. Father Finn was here on Friday, having been summoned to the sick bedside of Mrs. Walborn. The old lady is mother of Mr. James Walborn, the mail courier between Fogo and Beaver Cove, who is doing faithful and efficient work during the prevailing inclement weather,. Father Finn returned to Tilton Harbor accompanied by Mr. M. E. Fitzgerald.
Our people are to be treated to a fine concert in the Fishermen Hall on Monday night, and on the following evening a tea will be given at 5 o’clock , after which the concert will be reproduced. These events are under the capable management of Miss Miller—willingly assisted by Mr. William Earle, whose ability and talent for this kind of work make his services eagerly sought after and thoroughly appreciated. The other performers number about twenty and are also deserving of special mention and praise.
Capt. Ambrose Payne is engaged in knitting a cod trap for next seasons’ operations. He intends leaving for Burgeo the first part of April taking with him five men, for the purpose of proceeding to Sydney in his new schooner to bring hither a cargo of coals. Capt. Payne is a most enterprising man and we hope yet to see his name classed with such people as the Watermans, Breens or Humphries of years ago.
Feb. 9th, 1907
ALONG THE LINE
The express last evening took out only a few passengers.
The shore train arrived at 9.30 bringing Jesse Whiteway, C. H. Hutching, H. Reid, Miss Kelly and about 30 others.
The Prospero reached Placentia at 1.40 p.m. yesterday. She is due here about dinner time.
The Bruce left Port aux Basques at noon yesterday for North Sydney. She is due back this morning.
The Argyle left Baine Hr. at 1 p.m. yesterday going West.
The Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 2 p.m. yesterday with the following passengers:– Rev. J. Middleton, J. Sellars, E. Evilly, She sails again this morning.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The S. S. Wobum is due this morning from Sydney with a cargo of coal to H. J. Stabb & Co.
The mail that was brought in by yesterday’s express was one of the largest on record, and the Postal Officials were kept busy during the forenoon assorting it.
Just after leaving the Princess Rink last night a young lady fell and narrowly escaped being trampled on by a passing horse. One hoof struck her back but did not injure her.
Hubert Watson, of the Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, arrived by yesterday’s express to spend a vacation with friends in the city. He is looking well after his stay in the Canadian Metropolis.
The coasting [sliding] nuisance is being practiced with increase vigor the last few nights, and it is dangerous to pass any of the city inclines. About 9.30 last night an old woman named McGrath was run down at the foot of Barter’s Hill and narrowly escaped serious injury. The practice should be discontinued.
The West End Water Street grocer who failed is Mr. J, M. Rideout. Reference to his failure was made in Tuesday’s issue.
Acting on the suggestion of the News, the Council had a gang of men employed on Water Street yesterday leveling off the snow near the Angel Engineering Co.
The Star of the Sea Association at Holyrood are making preparations for their annual parade, which takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. A city band will go out to take part in the parade.
The Carbonear train did not arrive until 4.30 last evening. The delay was caused by an accident to the engine that went out the evening previous, and another had to be sent on from here to take the train from St. John’s.
One drunk was arrested last night and this morning he will go before the magistrate.
Mrs. Woodhouse, wife of the British Consul at St. Pierre, Miquelon and her two children, and George Lamusse arrived from St. Pierre, Wednesday. Mr. Lamusse is on his way to Boston.–Halifax Chronicle.
Messrs G. W. Gushue and E. G. Martin and several other of the L. O. A. left by train for Placentia en route to Grand Bank, where the Grand Lodge of the Association holds its annual meeting for 1907.
Miss Beatrice Baker, pupil of the Convent of Mercy, Military Road, St. John’s, has just been awarded the gold and silver medal offered in class 3 of the competitions held in connection with the Sloan-Duployan Shorthand Society. The test in this class consists of writing 100 words per minutes for seven consecutive minutes, neatness and finish being taken into consideration in addition to accuracy. The medals in class 1 and 3 were awarded to Mr. J. C. Allen, Finchley, England and Mr. H. J. Russell Winnipeg, respectively.
Constable Raymond who was in the hospital undergoing surgical treatment, left for Carbonear yesterday. He is completely recovered.
Mr. Dempster, of Knowling’s grocery, who has been ill for some time past shows no improvement. It will be some time before he can resume work.
The Placentia train was due to arrive at six this morning, having been delayed by a wet rail. Rev. J. Middleton, J. Sellars and E. Evilly were passengers by her.
Yesterday afternoon a boy named King, of Georgetown, while skating on Quidi Vidi Lake fell and cut himself about the head, some friends bound him up before sending him home.
The tern schooner, Corona, Fitzgerald, which arrived here Wednesday afternoon from Halifax, met stormy weather on the passage down. She came through without damage, however and would have arrived earlier but for ice being on the coast.
While traveling to Bonavista to Catalina last week, Mr. V Guy and some friends were overtaken by a snow storm, and it was with great difficulty they reached home. The blizzard was very severe and in a few hours, drifts, four and five feet deep were piled along the roadside.
The correspondent writing from Bonavista under date 9th says: The dance in the S. U. F. hall on the 5th was one of the most successful social events in the history of the town. A snowstorm raged but it did not debar the young people from attending in large numbers. Dancing was kept up until 4 a.m.
PRETTY–This morning a daughter to Albert and Mrs. Pretty.
FEBRUARY 16TH, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Mr. James Cunningham of the Anglo American Telegraph Co’s staff at Heart’s Content was in town this week the guest of Mr. R. M. Duff.
Mr. W. A. Munn’s Cod Liver Oil factory is now taking in its annual supply of ice and many horses are employed drawing the solidified water from the pond. The ice is 18 inches thick.
The Hr. Grace Literary Association held its adjourned annual meeting at its rooms on Tuesday night. The business of last year, was settled and a billiard club formed in connection with the association. A sale of papers also took place.
Mr. John Noseworthy of Mr. W. A. Munn’s Cod-Liver Oil Factory was taken seriously ill at the factory on Tuesday evening and conveyed by friends to the drug store of Dr. Ames, where he was treated for heart troubles, and then driven home. His condition on Wednesday had much improved.
The C. of E. Brotherhood held its annual meeting and selection of officers at the parish rooms St. Paul’s Hall on Tuesday night. The following hold office for the ensuing year; Rev. Canon Noel, Patron ex office; W. A. Oke, President, re-elected; Albert Rogers, Vice-president, re elected; James Walsh, Secretary–treasurer, elected; Committee, Herbert Andrews, William Harris, Leonard Sterling, elected; and E. H. Williams, re-elected. A note of thanks to last years officers for services rendered was passed unanimously and tendered upon their retirement from office.
Mr. Alfred D. Davis left for St. John’s on business yesterday morning and is expected back tomorrow. Contractors Tetford and Lee and Captain W. Barnes who was visited St. John’s arrived this morning by last night’s delayed train.
Messrs W. Duff & Sons’ schooner Mystery, of Carbonear, Capt. George Deane, arrived at Gibraltar on Tuesday, passage about 36 days. Messrs John Rorke & Sons’ brigt Beatrice, Capt. Joseph Westcolt sailed from Carbonear yesterday fish laden for Gibraltar. Messrs Munn & Co’s schooner Procyon, Captain W. Fitzgerald from Cadiz, finding ice in this bay, put into St. John’s this morning.
Many enquiries have been made lately concerning the doings of the “Nelson “ Club here, and some persons are asking whether or not the club is still in existence. As far as can be ascertained the club is still very much alive, and its members assert that while its proceedings may appear to be inactive, yet the enstitutions (??) can never become defunct that whether its membership maybe counted as high as 500 or as low as 5, the aims of the body will be carried forward by the active members. This ancient and patriotic society works unostentatiously, and assists object is to promote and further social intercourse among the members of the community in which it exists, its active work is not so apparent while amusements and re-creations are engaged in by citizens generally; when a scarcity of a??ment appears, the Nelson Club endeavors to supply that want to the public. It is understood that when the Spring is well advanced, and before the Labrador men leave, another interesting walking- match will be arranged. This time, it is expected, the contest will be known as a “go-as-you-please” match. To judge from the enthusiasm manifested by our citizens last year, one can imagine, with what interest the announcement of the proposed match will be received by almost everybody here.
Now that the House of Assembly is in session it would be well to remind the public and all concerned of the necessity for a public building here to contain the various public offices which can be centralized therein. Everybody admits the building in which the present post office is , is inadequate to the requirement of the town, and were a suitable post office vouchsafed to us, what a benefit would be conferred upon us! The members of the district must see that this modest request is not more than what public requirement demands, and if they could meet the wishes of their constituents they will lend their best energies to the realization of this great want. Upon, more than one occasion has your correspondent pointed out the necessity for improvement and advocated the erection of a public building to include the offices of the post office, the telegraph office, the poor Commissioner’s office, the police station. To these may be added the Court House and perhaps the Custom House. Most people agree the Court House is much too far removed from the town. Here is a suggestion: cannot the present Court House be converted into a reformatory for youthful offenders? We have in such institutions within the Colony, and it would be a consummation devoutly to be wished. Within the last three months lads from nearby settlements have been found guilty of criminal offences and imprisoned. How much better it would be had we a reformatory to place them in! If the Court House here were turned into a reformatory, it could be an asylum for all the convicted young culprits of Avalon. But some will say the project outlined herein is to expensive an undertaking to be located in Hr. Grace. It may be expensive, but certainly not too expensive. Money can be found for experimental project and the government must expect to pay for improvements especially those that bring advantages to the people. Besides the additional expense would not be so very great when we consider that the interest on the cost of erecting the proposed building would be very little more that what is now required to pay the rents and maintenance of the present public offices.
On Friday morning Mrs., Sheppard wife of Moses Sheppard, (of Moses) Lark Harbor, went to the out house for a few minutes, and upon her return to the dwelling met in the doorway her three-year-old girl. The child, in some unaccountable manner had set its clothes on fire, which were then in flames. Mrs. Sheppard tore the burning clothes from the child ,but not before the fire had done its deadly work. The flesh on the little child arms and body was literally baked. Her suffering was beyond description and the next morning she passed away. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. and Mrs., Sheppard over the sad death of their little daughter.—Western Star.
Capt. Wm, Gushue has purchased an 82 ton schooner at La Have, N. S. . He will use her for fishing. We understand that she cost over $3,000.
The Public Wharf will need repair soon, as the shore at the head have floated off the bottom.
Fifty dollars was realized on the two entertainments lately held in the Academy Hall, by the Rainbow Mission Band.
Mr. Morgan gave a lecture here on Wednesday, on Australia.
Messrs G. Rabbits, J. Adrain and R. Horwood were in town yesterday.
If sufficient capital can be obtained an electric plant will be established in the vicinity of Brigus to light Cupids, Brigus and Clarke’s Beach.
Capt. Charles Dawe visited his supporters here last week.
Fencing material will be short here this spring, the mild weather and slide path making it impossible to secure anything suitable for that purpose.
The streets of the North Side are flooded today. If the river were cleared now it would save the Road Board some funds regarding the damage likely to be caused by washout.
ALONG THE LINE
The train last evening took out about 20 passengers, including C. R. Randell, J Mitchell, Miss Maher and J McGrath.
The shore train arrived at 9.35 last night bringing Rev. J. St. John, S. Bell, L Moore and a few others.
The express arrived at 10.45, Capt. Tulk, J, M .McDonald, R. H. Reid, W.R. Saint and about 20 other passengers came.
West from Clarenville fine weather was experienced yesterday with the temperature well above freezing. East from Clarenville it was raining, but was fine again last night. The latest reports are:--
Port aux Basques—N. W. ; light; dull 20 above.
Bay of Islands—N. W.; light; dull; 20 above.
Gaff topsails—S. E. ; light; fine; 28 above.
Bishops Falls—S. W. ; light; snowing; 23 above.
Clarenville—Calm; raining; 42 above.
Whitbourne—N. W.; strong; fine; 42 above.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Capts. T. Bonia and J Lewis, who were in the city attending the Legislature, leave for their home by this morning’s train.
A Newfoundlander, writing from Springfield, Mass. by last night’s mail, says a severe blizzard swept over that city and neighborhood on the 5th, and street car traffic was held up for twenty four hours.
A large number of tickets have been sold for His Grace Archbishop Howley’s lecture, which takes place in the British Hall, on Monday night, and a full attendance is assured.
In the case of King vs. the Reid Nfld. Co. before Justice Johnson yesterday the Minister of Justice moved that the defendants defense be withdrawn as it was embarrassing. With the Minister of Justice was Mr. H. E. Knight, Sir James Winter, contra. Court will consider.
We learn that it is the intention of Reid Nfld Co., during the coming summer, to erect trestles in their coal yards at Clarenville, Lewisporte and Bay of Islands. They will be permanent structures, and the erection of this work will greatly facilitate the unloading of coal laden ships, and mean a save of time and expense. Specially constructed cars, similar to those used in carrying talc in, will be used. In the course of time, they expect to have similar structures put up at the principal coaling stations along the line—Western Star.
The S. S. Silvia sailed at 2.45.p.m. yesterday, taking in saloon, P. C. O’Driscoll, W. Taylor, J. Weir, T. J. Morrissey, and 15 steerage.
Passengers who arrived by last night’s express say that the road bed is splendid this side of Little River, and good time was made from that point. There are not many snow drifts along the line, the deepest being west of Little River, where some cuts are piled with snow to a height of 7 and 8 feet.
There is need of a hand railing in the break of the Court House steps opposite the entrance to the Police Station. Thursday night several people fell there, though fortunately they escaped injury. From Water Street to the Police Station also need attention, as under the conditions of Thursday and last nights the police would be unable to take a prisoner up the hill.
Not a solitary arrest was made by the police again last night.
Mr. P. C. O’Driscoll left by the Silvia yesterday on a business trip to the States and Canada.
The Bruce did not reach Sydney until 1 p.m. yesterday, having had to steam through a heavy body of ice crossing Cabot Strait.
We learn that Capt. Blandford has decided not to go to the ice, and that Capt. Jacob Kean has been given command of the Virginia Lake. The News wishes him a bumper trip.
A few seals only had been taken in nets, at Fogo up to last week. The weather has been very changeable. Last Tuesday a severe snow storm prevailed and continued for 24 hours.
The anonymous letter fiend is still at work in the city, and Thursday a young lady of the East End received four, one each for herself and three acquaintances. The police should investigate the matter, as the young ladies are badly frightened.
The Glencoe had the following passengers leaving Placentia yesterday:–Capt. A Kean, G. Langmead, S. Wills, F. Hyde, Rev. C. Lench, D. Thistle, J. Badcock. H. Thomas, G. Chambers, H. Tulk, J. Rendell, R. Smith, A. Darby, D. Vigus, J. J. Smith, R. J. Parsons, W. Joyce, G. W. Gushue, J. Bartlett, T. W. Ash, T. Tibbo, J. J. Gordon, R. Sweeney, J. W. Penney, W, H. Butt, A. Delaney, W. H. Jerrett, W. Bartlett, R. Hudson, C. D. Chetwynd, R. G. Pike, J. Chambers, Mrs. Pike.
Two young men, Angel and Hackett will skate a three mile race at the Parade Rink Tuesday night if the ice permits.
FEBRUARY 18TH, 1907
MRS BEATON’S DEATH
Letter From Harry Burt, J.P.
Editor Daily News:
Dear Sir,—An item appeared in your paper of the 11th February, stating that the remains of Mr. Peyton, who died at Badger Brook, recently, were taken by the express to Norris Arm, Friday last, for interment. Your correspondent gave the wrong name. The Peyton and Beaton families are old landmarks, pioneers one might say, of the Exploits River. The Peytons now are scattered and the item referred to will naturally set them wondering.
Briefly, the facts are : The wife of William Beaton (trapper and guide) living at Badger Brook, died on Monday, the 14th February, was brought by train to the family homestead (Upper Sandy Point) , on Friday, and was interred at Dominion Point, on Saturday, 9th February, by the side of many others of the Beaton family. Near and dear friends I have found some of them to be for the past 20 years. It fell to the lot of the writer, as lay reader, to conduct the ceremony, consigning another to mother earth, there, with others, to await the resurrection morn.
I remain, your truly,
Botwoodvile, Feb. 15, 1907.
HERRING ARE PLENTIFUL
For some time past herring have been plentiful at Connaigre Bay, and those who are engaged at it find there work profitable. Mr. Thomas Rose, recently in one haul secured between four and five hundred barrels. A market has been found for them in Montreal and the Glencoe last trip took a shipment of about three hundred barrels for the Canadian Metropolis, where they will be quickly brought up. There is ample to supply the demands of the local fishermen.
The barque Charlotte Young, Sinclair, is now due from Pernambuco.
The brigt. Sunbeam, Scanlon, is now due from Bahia.
The S. S. Wobun arrived yesterday forenoon from Sydney, with coal to Franklins.
The brigt. Galatea, Connors, will load fish, herring, etc., for Barbados during the week.
The schooner Nellie M. reached Barbados after a run of ten days from Pernambuco. She loads molasses for this port.
The S. S. Adventure reached Sydney at 6 p.m. Friday having been detained fog. She was to have left yesterday morning for St. John’s.
The brigt. Rosina, Johns, 40 days from Maceio arrived yesterday to a Goodridge & Son, in ballast. Fine weather was experienced the whole trip.
The S. S. Regulus, Wakeham, 6 days from Newport News , arrived Saturday afternoon with coal. She will have some little repairs done after discharging and then proceed to Louisburg.
The Prospero, Fitzpatrick, arrived at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Westward. Winter weather prevailed throughout the trip, several snow storms and intense cold being experienced. After leaving Placentia it was particularly stormy, and she was detained at St. Mary’s for 10 hours. She brought 600 packages of freight and the following passengers:–Rev. Father McNamara, T. Philips, R, Jacobson, Miss Sheehan, and 20 steerage. She sails west again at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Argyle arrived at Placentia at 5.20 p.m. yesterday.
The Glencoe left La Poile at 3 p.m. yesterday, going west.
The Bruce leaves Port aux Basques tonight.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The debate on woman suffrage takes place in the Star Hall, tomorrow night. There will be excellent speakers on both sides, and an entertaining evening is looked for.
Saturday night an old lady passing down Military Road, fell on the ice near King’s Road, and dislocated her left arm. She suffered much pain and had to be driven home.
Tuesday evening a gent lost a $20 gold piece on Duckworth Street. Getting up early Saturday morning, after a rain storm, he went to the place and was delighted to see it lying in the ice.
Several banking captains from the West Coast who left Gloucester to purchase vessels, were unable to find suitable ones, and have come on to Lunenburg, with the hope of getting them there.
Friends of a young man of the West End were looking for him, on Friday at midnight, as he had not returned home for the day. Saturday morning as his people were about to acquaint the police, he was located on Water Street.
The schooner Mandamus, Rowe, master, arrived at 8 o’clock, Saturday night from Catalina. She left there at 9.30 in the morning, and had a splendid trip up. She has 1,800 qtls, of fish and a deck load of oil , owned by Mr. P. Templeman.
Saturday, Mr. Arthur Hayward received a wire that his daughter Gwen, who is training as a nurse at one of the Philadelphia hospitals, was suffering from typhoid fever. She has been in a very low condition, her temperature being up to 103 on the 10th. At St. Thomas’s church , last night, the prayers of the congregation were asked for.
During Saturday seven drunks were arrested. They were liberated at night, two yesterday morning and the others–a disorderly and an old offender—will go before the magistrate this morning.
The Prospero brings no tidings of the missing schooner Mollie M, and Tubal Cain. Report reached town Friday night, however, that wreckage and lumber had been found floating in Fortune Bay and it was believed the latter vessel met her fate near Miquelon Island.
The entrance to the police station was in a bad state, Saturday, owing to ice, and the officers found it difficult getting up with prisoners, Saturday night. If the top were cut down a couple of feet, it would make the place more easy to ascend.
Cape Race reported a rain storm there last night.
Rev. Canon Temple of Topsail was in town, Saturday, on church duties.
The trial of Augustus Sweeney for manslaughter takes place at the Supreme Court today.
The sweeper was at work all night, keeping the rails clear, in order that the car service would not be interfered with this morning.
The express that arrived yesterday made the run from Port aux Basques in 29 hours, one hour over schedule time.
WALSH—On Saturday, after a long illness, Annie Walsh, aged 63 years. Funeral today, Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence Old Portugal Cove Road. R.I.P.
MOORES—On Sunday, Feb. 17th Young Moores, aged 80 years. He leaves a wife two sons and 1 daughter to mourn their sad loss. Funeral tomorrow, Tuesday at 2,.30 p.m. from his late residence 42 ½ Goodview St. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice. No crepe. Boston papers please copy. “We shall sleep but not forever”.
FEBRUARY 19TH, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Mr. J. J. Murphy, of St. John’s was in town this week, and John Duff, of Carbonear, made a brief visit here today.
Several carriages from Carbonear conveyed shareholders from this town to the Electric Light Co’s. meeting at Carbonear, today. Some of our citizens have curiously enquired if our local cabbies were alive to the fact that they had allowed paying fares to pass into the hands of others
A meeting of shareholders of the United Towns’ Electric light Co. was held at Carbonear today. It is said the matter of extending the line to Spaniard’s Bay and Bay Roberts will be discussed, and if the advisableness of so doing is agreed upon by the meeting, these towns will shortly be lit up by electricity.
The S. S. Prospero brought a number of passengers here from Bell Island today. She came to Messrs Murray and Crawford’s wharf, and was the first steamer to pass over where the sunken block recently removed has been. The Progress left again for other ports with passengers and will return here on Monday to take back passengers to Bell Island
[Note–There are two different names of ships which is which I don’t know. I think the S. S. Prospero is on the Southern Route. ]
The famous Citadel Band of St. John’s will arrive here on Thursday 21st February, and will give a concert at S. A. Citadel here that night. The conductor of this band is Staff-Captain F. Morris, who has worked hard to bring it to its present efficient state. From what can be learned of the band its musical productions are well worth hearing and its performances are highly spoken off. No doubt our citizens will accord a welcome and patronage to this much talked of band.
Lieut-Colonel Rees, the new Provincial Commander of the Salvation Army in Newfoundland, conducted a special service at the Citadel here on Thursday night. His address was a description of his labors in England and Whales and an allusion of the great revival in the latter country was made. The discourse was very considering, was fairly large. The commander is a very fluent and engaging speaker and handled his subject with subject with marked ability. All through the address he was listened to with marked attention and so intent upon his utterances were the listeners that one might hear a pin drop to the floor.
There is not much reason in contending for a point just because one wishes to be in opposition, but there is every justification for repeated appeals for improvement, when it is generally admitted improvements , are necessary and badly needed. Time and again has your correspondent called attention to the fact that the town is insufficiently provided with police. The staff is altogether inadequate to the requirements of the town. True the behavior of our citizens generally reflects great credit up on them and the town, and it is not to keep street brawlers in their place, that a sufficient staff of police is required; but there are other duties to be performed, not the least of which are those of prevention and detection of burglary and fire at night. Only occasionally a burglary takes place or it attempted here—witness that at Mr. James Cron’s store a few weeks ago—and the ever present dread of fire confronts us. The number of police at present here does not admit of a sufficiently long night patrol. The general public do not consider the duties daily required of the constables, and when they are not well served they cry out against the apparent neglect, and the police come in for a large share of denunciation. The fault lies in not having sufficient officers to meet the demands of the town. Surely the Inspector-General has been made aware of the necessity for a larger staff here. There is a way to represent our wants in a forceful manner and to make our appeals heard, but the Government and high officials should not wait to hear the exasperated cry of the public, and upon representations should do what is necessary for public improvement without pressure being brought to bear to enforce these demands. This matter of granting an effective police staff here can be arranged without the necessity of memorializing the Government therefore.
Harbor Grace, Feb. 16th, 1907
Fine, but cold, weather was experienced along the line yesterday and last night, west from Clarenville. East from that point it was snowing and drifting, with the thermometer down to zero. Similar weather was being felt last midnight. The latest reports are :—
Port aux Basques—N. E.; Strong; 13 above.
Bay of Islands—E. Strong; fine; zero.
Gaff Topsails—N. W. ‘ strong; 12 below.
Bishop’s Falls—Calm; fine; zero.
Clarenville—N. E. strong; drifting; zero.
Whitbourne—N. E.; strong; drifting; 10 above.
Dr. Chisolm was in the city yesterday , and returned to Manuels in the afternoon.
Mr. M. F. Carroll, who has been visiting Europe on business in connection with his firm, during the last three months, returned to town by last night’s express.
Mr. W. H. Taylor and Mrs. Taylor, have just lost their little son Lewis Cecil, aged 3 years and 9 months, as the result of scarlet fever. The bright little boy was the surviving of three children, and the blow comes therefore with intensified force, Mr. Taylor is away from home on his surveying duties. With him and the bereaved mother sympathy will be very general and sincere.
The S. S. Silvia reached Halifax at 4 a.m. yesterday. She was to have left again last night for New York.
The barqt. Fanny, Halfyard, reached Barbados yesterday from Macieo, and will load molasses for this port.
Messrs Munn & Co’s. Schooner Estella, has arrived at Oporto after a passage of 3 days, and to save the ship part of the cargo had to be jettisoned.
ALONG THE LINE
The express arrived at 9.30 last night bringing M. Kent, M. F. Carroll, J. S. Currie, L. McClure, B. Fielding, and a few others.
The shore train arrived at 11.20 having been delayed by the snow storm. Sergt. Cox, J. Stewart, and about 10 others came by her.
T.A. Insurance Scheme is Successful
Yesterday, President Bates, of the T.A. Society, drew $10,000 of life policies which have matured under the Society’s scheme. Recently $2,000 was drawn on two other policies, and shortly $2,000 more will be available. Ten years ago, when the institution was in financial difficulties, this scheme was framed by Sir E.P. Morris, who has since taken a deep interest in the matter, which has been brought to such successful fruition. The fourteen young men who took out the policies are: - James J. Spratt, L.J. Tobin, W. Taylor, J.Griffin, W. Billingsley, E. Malloy, Frank O’Neill, James Walsh, Thomas Clare, J. Bailey, P. McDonald, P. Grace, J. Butler, M. Costillow, all of whom are alive today and enjoying excellent health. At the next meeting of the Society the matter will be made known officially. The T.A. and B.S. is now entering a new life, and numerically and financially is one of the strongest institutions in St. John’s
AUGUSTUS SWEENEY ON HIS TRIAL—FOR MANSLAUGHTER
The Crown Cased Closed at Tea Hour Yesterday
BEFORE A FULL BENCH
King vs. Augustus Sweeney for Manslaughter:—
Yesterday morning, the following jury was sworn to try this case: William Howell, Patrick Casey, John McNeil, David Murray, John Carroll, Wm. N. Gray, James J. Norris, James J. Murphy, Wm. H. Goudie, James Voisey, Mark Pike, James P. Cash.
Sir E. P Morris, Minister of Justice, presented the case for the Crown, reciting the facts which led up to the death of Stephen Andrews, on New Year’s Day, last . Stress was laid upon the absence of evidence pointing to any act on the part of Andrews towards provoking Sweeney to assault him. There was no justification and no provocation for the blow struck by Sweeney, which blow the Crown contends was unlawful, and that consequently the prisoner is guilty of manslaughter.
George Turner, surveyor in the Crown Lands office. He produced plans of the locality, and also photographs of the house, which was the scene of the trouble. These were shown and explained to the jury.
Ellen Earle – I lived at 31 Spencer St., January 1st, the down stairs portion, 4 rooms and a hall. My husband and I occupied this place. Mrs Cooper lived upstairs. Next door, down the street, No 29, was also a double house, occupied by Stephen Andrews, upstairs, and a woman named Galway, downstairs. I remember January 1st I saw the prisoner, Sweeney. He came to my house to see Catherine Drover; came into the kitchen. He and the girl were quarreling. I ordered him out. The girl Drover went first, and Sweeney followed her. Afterwards, I went to Miss Drover’s house on Scott St., and she came back with me. When we got back, Sweeney came to the back door. When entered the kitchen I struck him with a broomstick, and he went out. I then barred the back door, and went to the front, where Sweeney was on the door step. He came into the hall, seized me by the wrists, and I screamed murder. Mr. Andrews, deceased, came in while Sweeney had me by the wrists. He took Sweeney by the coat sleeve. No words were exchanged, and no force was used by Andrews in removing him. Sweeney went willing, so far as witness could see. While the two men were on the side walk, I saw Sweeney strike Andrews under the left ear. Andrews fell, striking the back of his head on the concrete drain. Andrews never spoke after the fall. I saw Andrews’ daughter a minute later lifting his head from the concrete. I heard no words passed between the men before the blow. Afterwards, Sweeney ran up the street out of my sight.
Cross-Examined by Furlong, K.C. — The night before, my husband, myself, Miss Drover and Sweeney were at watch night service. Sweeney and Miss Drover came in, in the morning. My husband was out. Sweeney seemed to have liquor in:; could not say he was drunk. I saw Andrews have hold of Sweeney sleeve, with one hand, but did not know what he did with the other. I did not see Andrews strike Sweeney or attempt to strike Sweeney. . Andrews had his back to Sweeney, when the latter struck him. I heard no conversation between them; was close by and must have heard if there was any.
Margaret Cooper.—I was living at 31 Spencer St. upstairs with my husband and two children. Stephen Andrews lived next door. Was first attracted by noise downstairs as if scolding; then a young lady and young man followed, leave the front door. Sometime after heard knocking at door, which continued, and Mrs. Earle called out to know if I could get the man from the door. I threatened to call the police and went away. Later I looked down, the front door was open, I saw the prisoner outside. Soon after I heard screams. Mrs. Earle called me, when I saw herself and Sweeney and then went for Constable March. He was not home. Prisoner walked along with me, and returned behind me. I had told Sweeney I would get the policeman if he did not go away. When I got back the front door was closed. I went to Mr. Andrews’ door, to get into my house from the back. Andrews was there. I knew him well. He had a wife and six children. He was taking a meal. I told him of the trouble and where I had been. He did not go out while I was there. When I had been in my own house about 15 minutes I heard screams below, went out and saw Andrews enter by street door to the hall. Mrs. Earle and Sweeney were there. I saw Sweeney go out with Andrews behind him. Heard Andrews say “come out of here”, or “get out of here. Sweeney walked out making no resistance. There were no noise or trouble between them. The two men went out on the street. I went to the door. I saw Andrews turn towards his own door. I heard Sweeney say something, don’t remember exactly, then saw Andrews turn towards Sweeney, when he received a blow under the left ear from the prisoner. Andrews then fell, with heard towards drain. He did not move or speak after he fell. During the whole time Andrews and Sweeney were together there was no cross words, or pushing that I saw.
Elizabeth Andrews:— I lived at 29 Spencer St. on January 1st. Father, Mother, two brothers and three sisters. Father and I were taking breakfast. Mrs. Cooper came upstairs and as a result father went down and stood on door step. I followed him. I was on the step. He stood till he heard screams. He walked next door, and I followed. He had not been out before that morning. When father got to Mrs. Earle’s he went in the doors were both open. I stood on the step. Father took Sweeney by the collar and said “you must come out of here, my fellow” and he came without any resistance. I could see and hear everything. When they came out, I moved from the steps. I said to father: “Come on”, Sweeney used some words to father. I did not catch what he said. Father and I turned to walk down to our own door together. Sweeney stepped up behind father and struck him a blow under the side of the left face. Father fell and Sweeney ran up the road. Father fell on his back. I ran over and lifted his head from the drain. He was not conscious, and was taken upstairs. He died soon afterwards.
Drucilla Andrews:—I lived on Spencer St. January 1st. About 10.30, looking out of my window, saw Mrs. Earles and another young woman going down the street, and a man behind them. He was the prisoner. When Mrs. Earles went in she banged the door behind her. Sweeney knocked, waited awhile, and then went down the street. He came back again. Saw Mrs. Cooper speak to him, and he went away. Could not hear what was said. Sweeney came again, and knocked, but no one answered. As he was knocking at Earle’s door I opened mine. I saw Mrs. Earles with a broom, and saw her strike prisoner a couple of times. He grabbed the broom and she smacked him in the face with her hand. He went into the hall. Next saw Andrews and his daughter to go to Earles’ door. Then I saw Andrews bring out Sweeney by the shoulder. Could see them plainly. There was no struggle. They stood on the sidewalk. Andrews was speaking to Sweeney, when the latter struck Andrews, who fell in the drain. I called to Mr. Williams who went over to Andrews. After striking Andrews, Sweeney ran up the street. At no time did Andrews strike Sweeney. Andrews had his hand up, but did not strike.
Willis Williams:—I live on Spencer St. January 1st, across the street from Earles’. I saw Sweeney and Andrews standing on sidewalk. Andrews had one hand on Sweeney’s arm , the other hand raised. Sweeney drew up his hand and hit Andrews when he fell back to the ground, backwards. I heard nothing that passed between the men. Sweeney ran after striking Andrews. I ran over, helping Mrs. Andrews to lift her father and with other assistance took the body upstairs.
Harry Green:—Am 15 years old. Live on Spencer St. Remember New Year’s Day. Saw Mr. Andrews go into Mrs. Earles’ and bring Sweeney out. I knew Sweeney before. They stood by the door a short while. Sweeney struck Andrews, and he fell. Did not hear a conversation. Was a little way off. Did not see Andrews hand on Sweeney’s arm. When Sweeney struck Andrews he ran up the street.
Kate Drover:—I know Sweeney. Remember New Year’s Eve. Went to watch service. Saw Sweeney next morning at my home. I left and went to Mrs. Earles’. We were going to see the parades. Sweeney came to Earles’ house. There was words between us, and we both went home. Mrs. Earles’ called for me after, and the three of us went back to Earles’. Mrs. Earles banged the door. Sweeney could not get in front, and came around to back. Mrs. Earles threatened to scald him if he didn’t leave. He went back around to front. Mrs. Earles took the broom I did not know what happened in the hall.
Dr. Fraser:—I remember being called to see Stephen Andrews New Year’s Day , between 12 and 1. He was sitting on couch, bleeding from mouth and nose. Either injury to head or alcoholism would cause the trouble.
Dr. Rendell:—Was called to house of Stephen Andrews, New Year’s Day. Saw dead body. Asked that it be removed to morgue. Held post mortem that evening. We found superficial wound under angle of the left lower jaw. Found wound to right of occipetal protuberance, also a fracture of scull. All organs healthy except left lung, which showed some sign of old pleurisy. Point of injury at back of skull, a bruise 2 inches in diameter surrounding the wound. About an ounce fluid blood between scalp and scull. Brain showed four injuries. The first three were bruises about size of walnut, the fourth at the little brain, one half torn in two. Removing brain, found fracture, extending irregularly from back towards center of scull, at least three inches. Such fracture would not cause death. Result of fracture would. Injury to brain would cause death.
Dr. Scully:—Was present at the post mortem on body of Stephen Andrews. Made post mortem with Dr. Rendell, and heard his evidence, with which I quite concur.
Constable Byrne:—Arrested Sweeney. Cautioned him about making statement. Took prisoner to Mrs. Cooper’s house for identification. Sweeney admitted having struck Andrews. He said he did not think he was strong enough to knock Andrews over, but Andrews had woke up the wrong man.
This closed the case for the Crown when court adjourned at 6 p.m. until this morning at 11.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The blizzard of the last 36 hours is the worst the season. Along the line, from here to Harbor Grace, there are several drifts, while the country roads are almost impassable. Yesterday morning the local milkman had a hard time getting to town, and this morning they will find it even worse.
At 10 last night, in the height of the storm, Constable Baggs and Dawe were informed that a man was lying in the snow drift, near Bennett’s brewery. They hurried to the place and found “Nat” Thistle incapable from an over dose of alcohol. He was almost frozen stiff when the officers reached him; and had he remained there much longer, would have “passed in his cheques”. He was taken to the station.
Lat night a female resident of Damerill’s Lane reported to Sergt. Sparrow that she had been turned from home by her drunken husband. The unfortunate woman was poorly clad, and an object of pity. The Sergt. sent two officers along with her, who gained for her admission. The hard-hearted husband, however, only allowed her indoors when threatened with arrest.
The express that left here, Sunday, reached Port aux Basques at 12.30 this morning, covering the distance in 30 ½ hours.
The jurors in the Sweeney case put up at Crosbie , last night.
The police had a hard time doing duty in last night’s storm. Particularly on the higher levels. They were given relief at the station several times during the night.
TAYLOR—Passed peacefully away yesterday afternoon, Lewis Cecil , son of W. H. and J Taylor, aged 3 years and 9 months.
FEBRUARY 20, 1907
King vs. Sweeney
When court opened yesterday morning Mr. Furlong K.C. , on behalf of the prisoner, asked for dismissal of the case on the ground that no evidence had been produced upon which a charge of manslaughter could be sustained by the jury. He concluded that if a lawful excuse could be shown for the blow given by Sweeney that then means manslaughter could not be charged. Further it was argued that throughout it was clear that Sweeney never intended a row with Andrews’ , and had not even by words shown any animosity towards him. A number of authorities were quoted to sustain the plea for dismissal after which the court intimated that the question would be reserved.
Mr. Furlong then addressed the jury in a forcible speech occupying twenty minutes. There were some slight differences as to details in the evidence, but is a general way the salient facts are substantially alike and admitted . The episode of the quarrel between Sweeney, Moss Drover and Mrs. Earles. Mr. Furlong described as a “mere tiff” as between Sweeney and his girl. The fact was that Sweeney did not resist Andrew’s , that there was no struggle, but recognized the fact that he had to go. Mr. Furlong urged that the main question for the jury to consider was as to whether there was an excuse for the blow given by Sweeney and if they found that excuse a reasonable one, the finding must be justification and the prisoner acquitted. The death of Andrews was accidental, caused by Sweeney giving a blow for which he had a reasonable and lawful excuse.
Sir E. P. Morris replied to Mr. Furlong presenting the facts from the standpoint of the Crown. The position of the Crown is that there was neither excuse or justification for the blow struck by Sweeney. The occurrences just previous to Andrews going to Earles’ house should not be forgotten by the jury. It should be remembered that Sweeney was not the lamb like person described by his counsel, but, filled up with rum, he was going about terrorizing the people in whose houses he forced himself. Engaged to be married to a young woman, he had made his presence impossibility. He had to be beaten with a broom, the police had to be sent for, and he had to be rejected from the house. Had Andrews refused to assist in putting such a man out of the house under the circumstances, he would be recreant to his duty as a citizen. It was no part of the Crown to press unduly the case against Sweeney, but the peace and good order of the community being at stake, it was the duty of the Crown and the jury to bring to justice those guilty of the lawlessness. The offence charged to Sweeney was an offence against the whole community, the jury being judges of facts in the interests of their fellow citizens.
The Chief Justice in charging the jury observed that it was impossible, remembering the
circumstances of the whole case, and having listened to the evidence, not to recognize in features of exceptional sadness. A man drunk enters a house and makes a disturbance an inoffensive citizen performing a neighborly action in the interests of law and order, is struck a blow which takes away his life. Upon the facts as presented by the evidence the jury must pass, having regard also to the law which would be defined. The Judge carefully dwelt upon the legal aspects, enforcing the principle that a man is bound by the consequences of his act. Manslaughter was defined as one of the most elastic of crimes, closely touching murder, and yet bordering on the justifiable forfeiture of life. The salient portions of evidence was fully referred to and the jury instructed as to the principles which govern the weighting of evidence whether of conflicting character or otherwise. At 12.40 the jury retired. At 1.45 they returned and requested instruction from the court as to the evidence respecting Andrews hand being raised as if to strike Sweeney. The Chief Justice read the evidence referred to. At two o’clock the jury again returned to Court and through their foreman, Mr. J. J. Norris announced a disagreement . The Court intimated that such verdict could not be accepted, until the jury had been out three hours, and they were send back again. At 3.40 the jury again returned, saying that they could not agree and that there was no possibility of agreement. They were then discharged on motion of Furlong, K. C. , who applied for bail for the prisoner. This was allowed, the amount to be agreed to by counsel, on in the event of disagreement to be decided by the Court.
A snow storm was felt west from Bay of Islands, yesterday which was the worst for the season, and at Port aux Basques drifts piled several foot high. Last midnight it practically subsided, and snow gave place to rain. The following are the latest reports:–
Port aux Basques—N. E. ; strong, drifting, 20 above.
Bay of Islands—E., light; dull; 24 above.
Gaff Topsails—N. E. ; light; rain; 38 above.
Bishop’s Falls—N. E.; light, glitter; 28 above.
Clarenville—Calm; dull; 34 above.
Whitbourne—Calm; fine; 36 above.
ORANGE GRAND LODGE AT GRAND BANK
(Exclusive to Daily News)
Grand Bank, February 19th:—The Grand Lodge is in session here. The following officers have been elected:–Capt. Kean, Grand Master, G. W. Gushue, Senior Deputy Grand Master, Thistle Junior, Deputy Grand Master, Rev. C. Lench, Grand Chaplain, Thomas, Grand Treasures; Jordan Milley, Grand Secretary; W.H. Butt, Grand Lecturer. The other officers are; Messrs Snow, Langmead, Ash and Ivamy.
FIRE AT BAY ROBERTS
Bay Roberts, February 19th— The shop with its contents belonging to A. W. Picott, was burned to the ground, last night. How the building caught fire is a mystery.
Mr. Baxter Burry the enterprising fish killer of Alexander Bay, B. B., is having a new schooner built this winter. She is a pretty model and will register 65 tons. She is the only craft under construction at that place, as owing to the disastrous forest fires of two years ago, good juniper is scarce and the men are obliged to travel a long distance for it. When this new vessel is finished Mr. Burry will have a fleet of which any one might be proud. Although still a young man Baxter has a reputation as a fish catcher.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
S. S. Mongolian reached Glasgow on Sunday.
The harbor was filled with slob ice yesterday and those obliged to come through it found it difficult work.
Mr. F. H. Hue leaves for New York, tomorrow, on business in connection with the wool factory.
A dinner will be given to the members of the House of Assembly, at Government House, tomorrow evening.
The whaler Fin reached Algiers on January 27th, and the Avalon next day. They received coal and supplies there and continued on without delay.
The S. S. Adventure did not leave Sydney Monday as an E. S. E. snow storm prevailed. She was to have left yesterday for this port.
Mr. Thomas Murphy, the well known farmer of Waterford Bridge Road is seriously ill from pneumonia and fears are expressed for his recovery.
During last week a quality of good belonging to the Cathedral Women’s Association was stolen from the Synod Hall. The police will endeavor to locate the thief.
Yesterday afternoon while two men were shoveling snow from the deck of the Virginia Lake, one’s head came in contact with the others shovel, and a large would w as inflicted, from which blood flowed freely until his head was bound up.
A wire was received from Greenspond yesterday that Benjamin Vincent, of Newtown, B. B. had been arrested and charged with the larceny of a sum of money from Eugene Noel, Harbor Grace. Vincent was examined before the Magistrate and committed to the Supreme Court for trial. The missing money has been recovered.
Detective Byrne has been busy of late looking for the person who wrote the anonymous letters to the East End young ladies. Byrne has visited several shops with the hope of ascertaining where the paper, the envelopes was purchased but did not find a clue. Suspicion rest on a well known lady but up to the present no evidence against her is forthcoming.
A correspondent writing from Alexandria Bay says that the early part of the winter was very mild but Feb. has been most severe. There has been several snow storms with keen frost of late. No rabbits have been caught this winter or last either. A number of the residents have been in the deer country but did meet with much success, as these animals also are almost as scarce as gold dust.
Mr. F. Snow, purser of the Prospero has been given a holiday. Purser Colton of the Portia takes his place for this trip.
A snow storm similar to ours swept over Cape Breton Monday night.
No arrests were made by the police last night, and guard Corbett spent a quite night.
Monday night’s storm was severally felt at Brigus and other Conception Bay Points. The roads in many places are impassable, the snow being six feet deep.
FEBRUARY 21, 1907
The Argyle left Placentia this a.m. going west.
The Glencoe left Burgeo at 11 a.m. yesterday coming east.
Barque Charlotte , Young, Sinclair, 42 days from Pernambuco arrived last evening, to Job Bros. & Co. She was a part cargo of Sugar and ballast.
20,000 DOLLAR FIRE
The fire which destroyed the premises of Messrs Piccott, Wilcox and Dawe, at Bay Roberts Monday night, was serious, and the loss is stated to be $20,000. The origin is unknown, and by yesterday morning’s train Supt. Sullivan left for the scene to make a thorough investigation into it. It was rumored, last night that the blaze was the work of an incendiary. The News interviewed Inspector-General McCowen, who informed us that no report had been received from the Superintendent and he had no information as to the cause. The incendiary rumor was perhaps started by the fact of Mr. Sullivan visiting the place.
There was a marked difference in the weather yesterday along the line from the previous day. It was exceptionally fine right through, with the temperature scarcely below freezing, and continued so last night. The latest reports are :—
Port aux Basques—S. E. ; light; dull; 35 above.
Bay of Islands—Calm; dull; 30 above.
Gaff Topsails—S. W. ; light; fine; 28 above.
Bishop’s Falls—W. light; fine; 32 above.
Clarenville—Calm; fine; 28 above.
Whitbourne—N. W. ; light, fine, 30 above.
Mr. J .J. Murphy of Gambo arrived here this week on business.
Constable Raymond returned from the General Hospital on Thursday after undergoing a successful operation for an abnormal growth near the eardrum. He speaks very highly of the attendants and of the good treatment accorded him while there.
Jno. Rorke & Sons brigt. Beatrice, Capt Joseph Westcott, sailed for Gibraltar on the 14th February fish laden. Duff & Son’s schooner Mystery, Capt. Geo. Dean, arrived safely at the same port on the 15th, having made the voyage in 35 days. Rev. Chas Lench , delegate from Pretoria Lodge of the L. O. A. to the Grand Lodge went out on the belated train of Thursday for Grand Bank to participate in the session that are now being held.
The obliging official to the money order department of the post office, Miss Pike, is enjoying a few weeks vacation. A worthy substitute is found in Mr. Jno. McNeil.
Our youthful element of the light fantastic proclivity was all agog on Monday night to attend a “foot exercise” at St. Patrick’s. The night being favorable a goodly number mustered and the merriment kept up until midnight.
A virulent case of diphtheria was reported this week by the health officer as existing in a centrally situated house. Extraordinary precautions are being taken by the authorities to arrest a spread of the dreaded epidemic.
Mr. A. M. Rogers representing the Gault Bros. Co. of Montreal is at Foote’s Hotel displaying samples of merchandise for spring orders.
The pale horse and his rider has once again visited this community impressing on our minds the solemn and absolute certainty of death. We have to record this week the passing of three well known persons in their respective spheres, who have gone to the bourne from which no traveler e’er returned. Rich Taylor of Geo., the first to fall before the sickle, was a sufferer for some months past with a malady that threatened sooner or later to cut short his life. He lingered until Thursday last when death relieved him of his pain. The following day, a respected man of the west end, in the person of Patrick Finn, cooper, passed peacefully away, surrounded by friends and strengthened by the rites of his church. The deceased was best known for a modest and retiring disposition; unostentatious to a fault and ever aiming to live at peace with all men. His ripe age of 76 years made recovery from a severe attack of acute rheumatism almost impossible. The end came on Friday. Rev. W. P. Finn, of Fogo and Rev. Wm. Finn of the Harbor Grace Cathedral, are nephews, whilst the Rev. Mother Superior of the Presentation Convent is this town is a sister of the deceased.
On Sunday the body of the late Horatio Howell was consigned to mother earth. The old gentleman had outlived the allotted span of man’s existence, being in his 75th year. The brethren of the L. O. A. attended the funeral in regalia.
A Good Templans Lodge was successfully organized at Victoria Village on Thursday night by Rev. A. W. Lewis, B. A., B. D. , Grand Chief Templar of Newfoundland, assisted by R. Simpson Esq., D. G. C. T. of Prince Albert Lodge and visiting members. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Methodist church. At this meeting the principles of Good Templary were set forth in stirring addresses of temperance workers. At the close all desirous of becoming charter members were requested to repair to the Orange Hall nearby. Some twenty responded to the call of Duty and were duly initiated under the reforming banner of the I. O. G. T. We learn the first presiding officer of the new branch is Mr. Nicholas Powell and the lodge Deputy, Mr. Chas. Lench, Jr.
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Mr. J W. Murphy came in from Clarke’s Beach, and Mr. Charles Butler, who had been doing duty for the postmaster at Bonavista for the past two months, came in by Monday nights train.
Messrs. Munn & Co’s., schooner Procyon, Captain W. Fitzgerald, salt laden from Cadiz, arrived in port on Sunday afternoon having put into St. John’s for some days. The same firm’s schooner Nellie Louise, captain M. Burke, arrived at Pernambuco on Saturday, after a passage of 35 days—all well.
Word was received in town on Tuesday that Mr. George Mackinson’s property at Cochrane Dale, (the Goulds) , near Brigus was totally destroyed by fire during a fierce snow storm, which raged on Monday night. The loss includes residence, barns, outhouses, cattle, etc. Particulars of the fire are not at hand. On the same night at Bay Roberts, three shops owned respectively by Messrs, Wm. Dawe, A. W. Piccott, and T. Wilcox were burned to the ground and much loss to the owners caused thereby. Monday was a terrible night for a fire to break out, and much suffering must have been caused to those who were obliged to suffer the consequences of the mishaps.
His Lordship Bishop March, announced at Mass on Sunday morning that in future when practicable, two Masses would be celebrated at the Cathedral each Sunday the 1st at 8.30 a.m. and the 2nd at 10 a.m. He also have notice that a collection would be taken up at each mass nest Sunday throughout the diocese and the amount received would go towards an ecclesiastical students fund. His lordship pointed out the necessity for additional priests in the Diocese, showing that 24,000 Catholics had but 16 or 17 priests to minister to their spiritual needs. Bishop March preached from the gospel for the day and spoke at length upon the temptation of Christ by the Devil. He earnestly called the attention of the congregation to the deplorable laxity among Christians now-a-days in not seeming to care for their souls welfare, and urged his listeners to avail of the present holy season to improve their spiritual conditions.
The snow storm which commenced on Sunday night and which continued all day Monday and part of the night, was the fiercest for the winter, huge piles of snow were everywhere heaped up on Water Street the obstruction caused by the storm was specially marked. It is the rule for persons residing and carrying on business in this street to clear the sidewalks of snow. This is generally done without a reminder from the police, who if they see anyone careless about removing the snow hints that the party will be brought before the Magistrate, if he dose not perform the work within a specified time. It is quite right to have the sidewalks cleared of snow and it be an improvement if the police would compel the parties who should see to the matter, to clear the sidewalks on Water Street, where the cross streets run into it. Nobody seems to know who the responsible parties are but as usual the blame is put upon the Road Board. This idea of the Road Board having to look after the work, may or may not be a correct one, but some one should be burdened with the responsibility, and when that has been fixed, the police should not hesitate if necessary to bring the delinquents before the court as they would if a shop-keeper were remiss in his service to the public.
Last summer quire a discussion took place among our citizens, especially the business portion of them, concerning the desirableness of Bowring’s coastal boat calling here on her fortnightly trips to and from the northern ports. It was argued that much inconvenience to the trade of this port was caused by the absence of this boat in summer. Everybody remembers how the crowded state of the Reid steamers was deprecated upon several occasions, and how the hardship and risk to human life entailed upon passengers called forth severe comment. According to the ideas of some people, the best way out of the difficulty would be to put another boat on the service before and during the Labrador season. To minds qualified to judge, it would appear justified in allowing an additional subsidy for the extra service, for the gain to the country would be equal, if not exceed the expenditure. Besides from a local view-point Hr. Grace would certainly benefit by the steamer’s calling here as we have no direct communication with the northern ports, and in summer there is an opening to develop trade with these ports, if accommodation were afforded us. The want of a convenience in this respect is keenly felt here, and as the trade relations between the people of this and the said ports are slowly growing, the much needed boom referred to would be gladly welcomed. This is not the first occasion upon which the writer has called attentions to this matter, and he dose not suppose his utterance have sufficient weight to bring about the accomplishment of the befit contended for; but he imagines if the public would memorialize the Government upon the subject, a deaf ear could not be turned to their appeal. Fellow citizens! If you would wish to see an extra boat call here during the summer, set about petitioning the House while it is in session, and you may see favorable results from your labors. The study of political economy may help to arrange the matter for us if those concerned would be instructed by earnest reading.
Hr. Grace, Feb. 19th, 1907.
MR. CASHIN THROWS A BOMB
During a discussion of the lunatic Asylum allocations in the committee of supply, at the House of Assembly, yesterday, Mr. M. P. Cashin asked whether or not the institution was a public one, in which patients were treated at the Colony’s expense. Being informed that it was, except in special cases. Mr. Cashin told a story that had the effect of a veritable bomb, and consternation was general as members listened.
A year or so ago, one of Mr. Cashin’s constituents has occasion to bring his wife to the Insane Asylum. Arriving at the institute, Dr. Tait was met outside, and informed the man that his wife would be all right in a month, when he could come and take her away; but that he must bring $10.00 when he came for her. When the month was up, the woman wrote her husband that she was ready to go home, asked that he should come for her and bring the ten dollars for Dr. Tait. The man applied to Mr. Cashin for the money, which Mr. C. was ready to give. But Mr. C. thinking that the asylum was public and the people in poor or medium circumstances did not have to pay, suggested that to the husband, and offered to telegraph to St. John’s about it, which was done. Application was made to Dr. Tait to allow the patient to leave by the S. S. Prospero sailing just then, to which the Dr. replied there was time enough, next steamer would do. After the steamer had gone, the woman wrote again to her husband to come for her and bring the money, and the husband procuring the money came to St. John’s , saw Dr. Tait, paid the ten dollars to him, and took his wife home. Mr. Cashin complained that poor people were thus treated in a public institution by a public paid official and thought such a state of things should be ended at once.
This was the story told. The statement was received with amazement by the House and the Minister of Finance at once said he would allow the vote under consideration to stand over, in order that an investigation might be held and the facts determined. He declared that the Government had no knowledge of such a thing being done as promised a full and speedy enquiry before the vote was again taken up.
THE LATE PATRICK FINN OF CARBONEAR
It becomes our melancholy duty to record the death of one of our oldest and most respected citizens in the person of Mr. Patrick Finn. Which sad event took place at his residence on Friday last, the 15th February. Through a man of retiring disposition and one of the class who
“Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray,
Along the cool, sequester’d vale of life,
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.”
Yet his life was by no means devoid of influence in the community in which he lived. Indeed, has character and services are among the permanent possession of St. Patrick’s congregation. The exemplar life he led has not been withdrawn with his bodily presence, and the service which he rendered to the church of his native town—service, bestowed at times with a lavish hand, will, for many years to come, continue to enhance considerably the value of the parochial property. His edifying death was a fitting sequel to his good, holy, Writ were forcibly brought to mind as one gazed on his lifeless features and remarked the expression of that awful and beautiful peace which is the farewell of the soul to its servant, “The just are in the hands of God and torment of malice shall not touch them; in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.” The respect entertained for the deceased was amply testified by the very large cortege that on Sunday evening followed his remains to their last resting place. To the surviving relatives, among whom are the Rev . Superioress of the Presentation Convent, Carbonear, the Rev. W. P. Finn, P. P. Tilton Harbor and the Rev. W. Finn of the Cathedral, Hr. Grace, sister and nephews respectively, of the deceased. The writer wishes to tender the expression of his sincere condolence in the sad and great loss they have sustained.
Carbonear, Feb 18, 1907.
SNOW DRIFTS ON THE RAILWAY
The snow storm on Sunday and Monday was the severest for the winter along the railway. From Clarenville east there are drifts 12 feet high, but, fortunately, they are few. Tuesday’s express had to preceded by a special engine from Placentia Junction, Tuesday night and did not reach Rantem until last night, being more than 20 hours making 20 miles. Another special is now working east from Clarenville and it is expected that the service will be in proper working order today. Last evening the rotary plow left Howley coming east, and will clear any drifts between there and Clarenville. From Bay of Islands to Port aux Basques the road is in excellent condition,
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Council men should clear the gullies along New Gower St. if not, in the event of a thaw, many of the residences will be flooded.
Repairs to the S. S. Virginia Lake are being rushed, to have her in readiness for the seal fishery. Her machinery has been completely overhauled and two new boilers installed. It is expected that the Virginia Lake will be one of the fastest ships of the fleet and capable of steaming 12 knots.
The house of Martin Hurley, at Coachman’s Cove, was destroyed by fire on February 4th. It was burned to the ground and the only things saved were the bed and bedding and the stove. The loss to Mr. Hurley is severe, and coming at such a time of the year, the suffering must have been great.
Mr. D. Morison, K.C. , M. H. A. , left by last evening train for Bay Roberts, on business.
The schooner Excelda, Lewis, sails today for Halifax, with a cargo of fish. On her return she will be made in readiness for the banking voyage.
There have been more people suffering from colds, etc., the last week than at any time the season. There is scarcely a store or office that is not short handed in consequence.
Two women are now suspected of being the writers of the anonymous letters which have caused so much excitement. Both are well known. One is an elderly lady and the other much younger.
The Labrador fleet the coming season will be much larger than last year. at the northward about 20 schooners are building for that trade, and several have been purchased in Lunenburg and elsewhere.
Yesterday afternoon, a body of ice was hanging from the roof of R. G. Rendel’s residence , Water St., which was a danger to pedestrians. Constable Quinlan was informed of the matter, and had the owner of the house removed the danger forthwith.
The latest news from Miss Gwen Hayward was received Monday night when a message came saying that she was steadily improving. It is thought her condition continues satisfactory, as if otherwise, the family would have been advised. Miss Hayward is at the Howard Hospital Philadelphia where Miss March, of this city, is on the nursing staff, and Miss Templeton also of St. John’s is training.
The Dominion mines at Bell Island are in full swing, this winter, about 640 men being employed at present. Owing to the scarcity of men No1 slope of the N. S. Co. closed down, last week, and a few only are at work on No. 2 slope, but in the spring operations will be resumed on a large scale.
News was received, Tuesday, that Mr. George Mackinson’s residence, Cochranedale, at Brigus, with all the outhouses, etc., had been destroyed by fire, on Monday night. The family were retired when the fire broke out, and narrowly escaped. The cattle in the stables were saved, but everything else was destroyed. The house and barn we learn were covered by insurance.
Several building on Water Street are at present in a dangerous condition, and if action be not taken by the responsible parties, a serious accident will likely follow. A few night ago almost a dozen bricks fell out of the front of the building fell out of the front of the building occupied by J. J. Duff and Winsor Dicks and had any person been passing at the time a fatality would have occurred, there are several such dangerous places along the street, and it is not infrequent to have to doge a slate that has parted from a roof in order to save your life. The council should see to the matter.
No arrests were made by the police last night.
Water Street, east of Prescott St., is in a bad state at present and should be leveled off without delay or some horse will meet with mishaps. Other parts of the city also need attention.
Mr. H. Weeks came in from Bay Bulls, Tuesday, and had an unpleasant experience along the road. At several time his driver was obliged to shovel the road before the horse could pass.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 1907
THOSE ANONYMOUS LETTERS
Police Accuse A Young Lady and Her Mother of Assaulting Miss Barry
WHO IS THE GUILTY PARTY
During the past fortnight the city has been more or less excited over the doings of the anonymous letter fiend, and for the past day or two very little else has been discussed. Some outrageous stories have been circulated, but the many rumors, for the most part, are correct. The victims are four well-known young ladies, Miss Fox, stepdaughter of Sir E. P. Morris; Miss Gertrude Fennell, daughter of Mr. F. Fennell; Miss Barry, of Colonial St. , and Miss Clara Smyth, of Water St. East. The finding of the first missive, address to Miss Smyth, by Miss Barry, near St. Anthony’s altar, in the R. C. Cathedral, on the 9th February, was noted a couple of days later. It threatened the lives of the four young ladies mentioned above, and was signed, “An Anxious Mother”. Naturally the girls were almost frightened to death. None had the least suspicion as to who the writer might be, which tended to make the mystery all the deeper. The feeling of the ladies can be imagined, five day later, when an envelope reached Miss Barry, containing letters for Miss Fennell and herself, being found in her hallway by Mr. John Donnelly, and at the same time Miss Fox received a letter for Miss Smyth and herself, in the same envelope. All evidently were from the same source, the writing being scrawly, like a child’s. The assault on Miss Barry, in the Cathedral grounds, by a white hair woman, at night, when but for the assistance of a male passerby, she undoubtedly would have fared badly, did not tend to minimize the anxieties of the girls. Miss Fennell receiving a wreath soon after, accompanied by a note in which the writer said the flowers were for the purpose of adorning her casket, was enough to fill the stoutest heart with dread. Miss Fox consigned her note and Miss Smyth’s to the flames, but the others were handed to Inspector-General McCowen by Mr. Fennell, for his advice and action. Detective Byrne was immediately given the case to work out, and having been given what was thought to be clue by Miss Barry, visited several of the small stores in Georgetown, and made enquiries for those who purchased writing paper recently. The letters had been written on the common quality, and as it was for sale on most of the shops very little information was gained. No less than five different women were suspected of being the culprit, but no direct evidence against them was forthcoming. The climax was reached on Wednesday morning, when Miss Smyth received a stout envelope, and on opening it was horrified to find that it contained four letters, one each for, Misses, Barry, Fox, Fennell and herself. All were worded alike, written in similar writing and from the one treacherous unknown person. The mysterious writer said that jealousy was the cause of her conduct. She gave them two weeks and two day longer to live, advised them not to be out at night, and closed by saying that before the expiration of the time specified she would write again. The letters were on half sheets of paper, and were placed in the hands of Detective Byrne without delay. The officer immediately reported to the Inspector-General, and they spent the greater part of the day endeavoring to collect evidence, as they wished to bring the matter to a head as speedily as possible. At 6.30 just after tea, Byrne called at Mr. McCowen’s residence, and together they proceeded to a house on Mullock St. They were seen by several of the residents of that place, and their visit aroused curiosity. Knocking at the door a child answered, and the I. G. asked if Miss Blank was in. Being informed that she was not, Mr. McCowen asked for her mother, who responded, and invited them in. Being shown the parlor, the three seated themselves, and the Inspector-General acquainted the lady of their mission, which was to question her daughter relative to the anonymous letters. The woman was naturally startled, but when the Inspector-General said she was the white hair person who attacked Miss Barry in the Cathedral grounds she was nonplused to the extreme . A paper and envelopes case lay on the table, and Byrne examined it minutely. The paper did not correspond with that in the cabinet. The woman stoutly denied all knowledge of the affair, and reiterated that she neither assaulted nor attacked anyone in the Cathedral grounds. The Inspector told her that they could bring a neighbor as witness to testify that she and her daughter knew more of the letters than she cared to admit, and also said that three officers had been employed shadowing her daughter. Having questioned the woman at length, the police left leaving the household in a state of terror. The young lady, who is employed in a lawyer’s office, was visiting her uncle that evening, and was sent for without loss of time. On learning what she was accused of she almost collapsed, but soon controlled herself, and, with her uncle set out to find the Inspector-General. They first called at his house, but he was not at home. They next visited the police station, but he was not there. By phone it was learned that Mr. McCowen was at Sir William Witheway’s and being almost paralyzed with fright, the lady called there and protested her innocence. After a brief interview she was advised to meet the inspector at his office at 9.30 a.m. yesterday. The young lady says that she had absolutely nothing to do with the letters, and does not know who wrote them. She has engaged a lawyer, and intends establishing her innocence, notwithstanding that a high power is urging her to let the matter drop, as no further action will be taken.
The S. S. Bruce arrived at North Sydney at 2 p.m. yesterday, after one of the longest trips on record—37 hours. Heavy Gulf ice was met the whole distance across Cabot Strait, and the ship could only forge through at very slow speed. Several times she became jammed, and only managed to get clear with difficulty. She was to leave North Sydney at 8 last night, and if the ice have opened away she should arrive at Port aux Basques this morning.
The schooner Excelda, sailed for Halifax yesterday afternoon.
The S. S. Annapolis sailed from Halifax for St. John’s at 3 o’clock p.m. Thursday.
The S. S. Regulus sails fore Louisburg this morning; she was ready at 6 p.m. yesterday but did not leave on account of the storm.
The barqt, Maggie, Capt. Parsons arrive at Barbados from Bahia, yesterday, all well. She will load molasses for Baird Gordon & Co.
The S. S. Wobun sails for Sydney this morning, having been detained yesterday by the storm . If she cannot make Sydney Harbor she will proceed to Halifax.
The S. S. Annapolis sailed from Halifax, Louisburg yesterday afternoon with coal, having experienced fog all the way. She is discharging to Job’s sealing steamers.
West from Bay of Islands it was warm and raining yesterday, and the snow banks were considerably reduced in consequence. East from Bay of Islands, it was fine and warm which also had the effect of cutting down the drifts. There was no change reported last night, the following being the latest from the different stations :—
Port aux Basques—S. E. ; light; raining; 40 above.
Bay of Islands—S. E. ; light, raining; 38 above.
Gaff Topsails—S. W. ; light; dull; 45 above.
Bishop’s Falls—S. E.; strong; dull; 35 above.
Clarenville—Calm; dull; 40 above.
Whitbourne—Calm; dull; 50 above.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND SECESSION
St. John’s, Nfld., Feb. 13.—The announcement that Sir Wilfred Laurier has expressed sympathy with Newfoundland in the colonial campaign against American fishermen encouraged the government leaders, who will outline their plan of further protesting against them Modus Vivendi at Tuesday’s session of the legislature.
The newspaper organs of the opposition party today utter a vehement protest against certain strong language employed by several government speakers in the legislature on Thursday, when one or two members advocated secession of the colony from the Empire.
ALONG THE LINE
About 20 passengers left by yesterday express, including; Miss Curran, Rev. Mr. Pike, A. E. March, W. S. March, G. W. Roberts, A. Lawrence.
A northern freight train arrived at 9.30 last night bringing two passengers.
The shore train arrived at 11.45 p.m. bringing Mrs. M Martin, Mrs. Butler, J Kennedy and a few other passengers.
POST OFFICE AGAIN—WHAT OF THE RING?
Another peculiar circumstance has just come to light in connection with the Postal Department, and if reports be true, there is trouble brewing. Some time ago Mrs. F. Coxworthy, of Grand Bank, sent a parcel containing a gold ring, valued at $27.00, through the post to a Mrs. Evans, residing here, who was to get it repaired for the sender. The parcel was registered at Grand Bank, and a letter of advice was sent to Mrs. Evans. Upon receipt of the letter Mrs. Evans called at the Post Office for the parcel, but it could not be found. One of the clerks on being questioned as to the missing parcel, said that he has seen it in the office, but on looking for it the second time could not find it. Besides the ring, there was fifty cents enclosed in the parcel to pay for the cost of repairs. A couple of days ago, Mr. Coxworthy arrived in town, called at the Post Office, and made further enquiries as to the missing parcel, and was informed that it could not be found. He threatened action, and, we learn , was offered $10.00 in settlement of his claim, but refused the amount. The P. M. G. then promised that he would report the matter to the Governor-in-Council . Mr. Coxworthy has since returned home and is awaiting the action of the authorities before going further into the matter.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The express that left Tuesday was at Bay of Islands, last midnight , and was due to arrive at Port aux Basques this morning.
A south-east storm was experienced on Placentia Bay, yesterday and last night, and the Glencoe and Argyle had to be harbor until this morning.
Two brothers , of the West End, were fighting near Holdsworth St. last evening. Sergt. Noseworthy , who was summoned to the scene, arrested one of the combatants. Three other arrests were made during the evening.
Owing to yesterday’s mild weather the streets were in a wretched state, particularly at night. In places pedestrians went to their knees in slush. The Council has a large number of men employed making drains.
The rotary plow was at Port Blandford, last night, and is due at Whitbourne, this morning. The road from here to Port aux Basques is now open again, and the trains are expected to make good time.
The engine that took out yesterday’s express became out of order near Mount Pearl, and had to return to town for repairs. The express remained on the siding until 11.45 p.m. when it was taken out again by engine 106.
Mr. J Malloy, saddler, when passing near Templeton’s, Water Street., yesterday forenoon, had a narrow escape from being injured by a snow slide off a roof. He was felled to the pavement, but was unhurt. Had it been so much ice, he would have fared badly.
Ernest Day, employed putting electric wires in Pitt’s new building met with a bad accident on Monday. He was at the top of a ladder when he fell and struck a beam below injuring himself internally. He was conveyed home where a doctor attended him. He is badly bruised and will not be able to resume work for few weeks.
Wednesday night, a woman was seen on Henry St., acting suspiciously. She had an infant in her arms, and it was believed by some who saw her, that she was trying to leave it in one of the hallways along the street. The woman tried to open several doors, but upon seeing that her movements were watched, went up Bully St. and over Theatre’s Hill.
William Kenny was stricken with paralysis at the foot of Hamilton St. yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the Western Fire Station and a doctor summoned. Kenney was ordered to the hospital and conveyed there in the ambulance. On reaching the institution he was unable to tell his name or give the doctors any information. Later his brother was acquainted by the police. Kenney is about 50 years of age, unmarried, and up to the last year had been out of the country for twenty seven years.
Rev. J. J. St. John, P.P. returned to Argentia, by yesterday train.
The funeral of the late Mrs. G. Williams took place, yesterday and was largely attended. Interment took place at the General Protestant cemetery.
The Municipal Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 p.m.
Capt. Gilliaam of the S. S. Kite, is now in the city, getting his ship ready. She will likely sail from this port the 4th prox, and clear from Channel.
The Council had a gang of men and horses engaged, yesterday clearing the snow of Water St. Considerable progress was made and to day the work will likely be completed.
Barqt. Ich Dien reached Pernambuco, Wednesday morning, after a run of 31 days.
FOLEY—At St. Brides’ on Feb. the 12th 1907, Ellen Mullins, a native of Fox Harbor, wife of William Foley, leaving a infant child and five other children, to mourn the sad loss of a kind and loving mother.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 1907.
Mr. G. Giovannini arrived in town last night on business.
Mr. W. R. Warren, who went to Ottawa with the C. L. B. band, will arrive by today express.
Supt. Sullivan, who was at Bay Robert’s, investigating into the recent fires there, returned to town, last night.
Mr. Selby R. Joyce, the Assistant Superintendent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company at North Sydney, as been visiting old scenes during the past few days. He has achieved much success since leaving St. John’s, and has won for himself a well-merited position in the insurance world. At present he is the guest of his brother, Mr. George Joyce, but leave by Sunday’s express to re-enter upon his duties. Mr. W. F. Joyce, of Reid-Nfld. Company, is a brother, the sons of the late Capt. William Joyce, of Carbonear. The worst wish Mr. Selby Joyce’s friends will have for him is that he may continue to climb the ladder of success until he reaches the top rung.
Prospero reached Marystown at 1 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 2 going west.
Argyle left Burin at 6.15 p.m. yesterday, going west.
The Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 5 p.m. yesterday with the following passengers:— Capts. A. Kean, M. Bartlett, Messrs. Wagner, Snow, Bartlett, Tulk, Jerrett, Butler, Wadman, McCuish, Bendell, Ivany, Penney, Thomas, Currie, Ash, Badcock, Gushue, Wells, McBay, Sharpe, Butt, Smith, Milley, Bartlett, Joyce, Parsons, Hyde, LeDrew, Kelloway, Hudson, Giovanini.
ALONG THE LINE
Thursday’s express is making fairly good time since yesterday morning, and was at Birchy Cove at 11.30 last night.
The shore train arrived at 9.30 last night, bringing Supt. Sullivan, M. Costello and several other passengers.
The Placentia train arrived at 11.10 bringing G. Giovannini, L McCuish, H. Hyde, and members of the Orange Lodge who were attending the Grand Lodge.
S. S. Kite sails for Channel , on March 4th.
S. S. Annapolis is due from Halifax this evening.
S. S. Coban left Louisburg, yesterday, with coal for A. Harvey & Co.
S. S. Silvia leaves New York, this evening, for Halifax and St. John’s.
Schooner Evelyn is loading at Crosbie’s for Brazil. She sails on March 10th.
S. S. Adventure sails, for Louisburg, tomorrow morning. On returning, she will be made ready for the seal fishery as speedily as possible.
Schooner Jessie L. Smith is loading fish at Crosbie & Co’s. for Oporto; owing to the glutted markets she is not likely to sail until; about the end of March.
The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 1 p.m. yesterday, making the rum in 9 hours. As already noted in the News the steamer had a hard time going to North Sydney and steamed through very heavy ice. She came through without damage, however. The following passengers came by her:—W. R. Warren, H. A. Bigelow, Mrs. McLeod, and child, J. J. McDougall, B. A. Rennie, Mrs. C. P. Pangelorn, in saloon , and 29 in steerage. The express is due at midnight.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Mr. L McCuish came to the city, by last night’s train.
During Lent the C. of E. Cathedral choir will render appropriate anthems on Sunday evenings.
The Portia sails west, next trip and the Prospero will lie up and be renovated. She requires few repairs only, but will be newly painted throughout.
The early part of the week was very stormy at St. Lawrence and immense banks of snow are on all side. Mr. Giovannini informs us the all the banking schooners are being made ready for the coming voyage.
The roads to the outlying settlements are in a deplorable condition, much to be inconvenience of vehicular traffic. Torbay Road is perhaps the worst, and the attention of Inspector Gosse in calling to the matter.
At the C. D. court, J. Sullivan summoned M. Walsh, baker, King’s Road, for the value of a case of eggs. Defendant argues that the eggs were bad and unfit to use. After hearing the evidence, the judge dismissed the case.
A foreign swindler, named Healey, claiming to represent the “Catholic World” visited Holyrood, recently, and obtained about $200 from the residences for subscriptions to the papers. He worked a similar “business” at Bay of Islands, and not likely at other places. His whereabouts in unknown.
Rev. C. V. Cogan preached at the C. E. Cathedral, last evening, and delivered a forceful sermon on the duties of churchman, especially during the Lenten season. He desired greater religious zeal, and advised his hearers to attend all the services. One coming to our city, the preacher said, could not but think, from the number of churches, that St. John’s is a religious city. He believed it is but felt there is room for a warmer religious feeling, and the Holy Season which is now upon us, was fitting time to show it next Friday, the Rev. Gentleman will preach again.
Mr. A Hayward had a wire from Philadelphia last evening, that his daughter, Gwen, was steadily improving, but still very weak. It is believed now that danger is past and the young lady in on the road to recovery.
Capt. Kean, and Messrs. Gushue, Bartlett, Badcock, Ivany, Milley, Butt, LeDrew, Kelloway, Joyce, Penney, Ash, and several others who were attending the Grand Orange Lodge sessions at Grand Bank, came to the city by last night train.
The anti-local optionists are working hard to win in Harbor Main, and it is said, have hired a steamer to convey about 500 workmen from Bell Island to vote. Latest reports however say that the measure will pars with a large majority
A workman named Colford, of the West End Tannery, met with a painful accident, yesterday. He got his arm caught in the machinery, and before it could be extricated it was badly torn. The injured man was driven to O’Mara’s pharmacy, where the wound was dressed. Coldford [sic] suffered considerably and was very weak from loss of blood; when he reached the druggist’s.
The funeral of the late Mr. E. Flynn, Topsail Road, took place last evening, there being a large attendance of mourners.
Mr. Learie, chief of the Walrus, has been granted a first engineer’s ticket of competency by our local board. He is the first to receive a ticket under the new law.
A little girl named Walsh, fell in a faint on Barnes’s Road, yesterday morning. She was picked up unconscious and taken to Mr. I Snow’s residence, and at first it was though she was dead from the effects of the fall. Eventually she was resuscitated and was driven to her home on Mullock St.
Captain C. L. Jones, S. A. , who has been in charge of the “Women’s Training Home” and “St. John’s No.2 Corps,” for the past two years, farewells on Sunday, February 24th. The last public meeting takes place next Tuesday night at Livingstone St. Barracks. She leaves soon after for Toronto. The welcome meeting of the new officer will be held on Wednesday February 27th, at 8 p.m.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH, 1907
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Mr. J. Howell , of Carbonear, is now at Bay of Islands, instructing Orange band.
The steam whaler St. Lawrence, purchased at St. John’s, Nfld., by Capt. R. Balcom, and taken to Victoria, B. C. by Capt. Rose of this city, made the long voyage without danger. The Victoria Colonist says the steamer will be placed on the market on arrival having been bought as a speculation by her present owner. Offer has been received from the whaling company from these who contemplate the establishment of other whaling companies in British Columbia and Washington. In all five licenses are now held by the Pacific Steam Whaling company, which operated the steamer Orion, a vessel identical in model with the St. Lawrence. Two other companies are seeking licenses, one for Queen Charlotte Islands, the other for the northern mainland. Two companies are also being formed in Seattle to operate from stations to be built on the Alaskan coast.:—Halifax Chronicle.
Parties who arrived from Brigus Saturday, say that a letter has been received there by the westward route from Batteau, Labrador, telling of a terrible murder which occurred at the latter place last fall. It appears that four men, all named Dyson, were out shooting in two boats, a man from each boat fired simultaneously at a bird, and the nearest boat rowed alongside to pick it up. One of the Dyson’s took the bird into his punt, but no sooner did so, than he was shot dead by the man who fired at the bird from the other boat. This enraged the chum of Dyson who was shot, and taking aim he killed the murderer of the first. The boat mate of the second Dyson, retaliated by shooting Dyson no.3 and then rowed to land and reported the matter. The awful tragedy must have happened in November last as the place was frozen up later, and it would be impossible for the men to be shooting in boats, and in December they would be gone trapping. Batteau is about 70 miles from Battle Hr., and it is evident the news, if true, came from there. The only Justice of Peace on the Labrador Coast is Mr. Fraser, at Rigoulet, about 138 miles from the scene, who no doubt has since heard of the affair, as he makes a trip over the coast with komatic and dog every Christmas.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The grippe is also prevalent at Catalina, and almost every second persons afflicted.
The fine Canso schooner Maple Leaf has been purchased by Newfoundland parties, and in future will prosecute our fishery.
The American schooner Teaser, secured bait at Canso, last week, and sailed for Grand Banks to secure a trip of fresh halibut, for the Boston market.
Capt. Jacob Davis of Channel, has purchased the schooner Brunhilde, at Gloucester, Mass. She is now being made ready to prosecute the fishery.
From Burgeo we learn that deer are very scarce, and less have been killed this winter that for many years. Those who were successful have had to travel a long distance for them.
Rev. H. Uphill officiated at Foxtrap, yesterday morning, and at Hopewell at night. At both serviceshbe preached Temperance sermons, and advised his hearers to vote for local Option, on Wednesday.
The lumbering interests of the eastern side of the country suffered a good deal in the early part of the season, owing to the rivers and ponds remaining open long after the usual time, and there was but very little snow on which to use slides. On this side of the country, however, the conditions are somewhat different, and the lumbermen have been working at high pressure throughout the winter. Some of the gangs have done better work than ever before, and all around the prospects at present are for a good cut.—Western Star.
Tonight there is to be a public temperance meeting in Alexander St. Church, to pay for the success of the clergy and people of Harbor Main District, on Wednesday next, in their intoxicating liquors. In the service, last night, Rev. Mr. Freeman invoked the aid of the Almighty for the devoted priests who are laboring so strenuously to rid their towns of that which causes so much misery, and he hoped Protestant and Catholic would stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight. Several speakers will address the meeting. Everybody is welcome.
Letters from Bonavista received on Saturday say that grippe is prevalent and a large number of residences are suffering from it.
Nine arrests were made during Saturday night, the cause in all cases being drunkenness. Seven were released yesterday morning, and the two prisoners, will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Capt. W. Winsor, M. H. A. reached town Saturday morning by train. He left home in company with Capt. Alex Carter who remained at Gambo to spend a day with his sister. Capt. Winsor states that the winter has been comparatively mild and before the storm of last week very little snow had fallen. The captain has come to attend the Legislature before going to the ice fields.
Dr. Burr arrived from Norris Arm by Saturday morning train.
The S. S. Aggie will go north after seals shortly. Capt. Alex Carter will have charge of her.
His Grace Archbishop Howley occupied the pulpit at the Cathedral, last night, and delivered a lengthy sermon on the duties of children to their parents.
The following Officers for the S. O. E. Lodge , Bay of Islands, were installed last Wednesday:—President , W. J. Bartlett; Vice-President, R. Allan; Chaplain, Hy Long; Secretary, A. E. Long; 1st Guide, Wm Power; 2nd Guide, Thomas Humberson; Inner Guard, Hy. Murley; Outer Guard, Jas. Pender; The auditors for the year—J. A. Bartlett, R. Allan, and Hy. Long:–while the trustees are :–J . A. Bartlett and W. J. Bartlett.
Cape Race reported yesterday that a schooner was 7 miles off.
The express arrived at 1.30 a. .m yesterday, bringing only a few passengers.
Mr. W. N. Bendell, chief of the S. S. Ranger, has been granted a chief engineer’s certificate by our local board of trade.
The S. S. Labrador, is now at Baird’s northern premises, where she is being made ready for the seal fishery.
During last week the Channel fishermen could not do much owing to stormy weather and ice on the coast, a few seals have been taken in nets.
During last week herring were taken at the Upper Arm, Bay of Islands, some men securing as high as 7 bbls. a day. The other arms of the bay are frozen over.
WOODS—In South Boston, Feb. 15, Mary A. widow of the late Joseph B. Woods, aged 66 years. Funeral took place from her late residents, 539 East Second Street, Monday, Feb. 18th, Requiem Mass was celebrated at Gate of Heaven Church in the morning.
FEBRUARY 26th, 1907
Child Burned to Death
At noon yesterday, Mollie Davis, aged six, daughter of James Davis, moulder, George St., met with an accident that resulted in death. The little one , during the absence of the mother, was playing in front of the fire with some paper, which she lighted through the grate. Almost instantly her night dress took fire, and was soon a mess of flame. The child cried loudly and her screams attracted the attention of some neighbors, who ran to the house. The first to enter was horror stricken at the sight but endeavored to de-vest the child of the burning garment. It was too late, however, as the youngster’s body was almost burned to a crisp, the face and hands bared of skin, and the hair was singed to the scalp. Dr. Scully was soon on the scene, applied oils, etc., to relieve the pain, and ordered the sufferer to hospital, where she was conveyed at 2 p.m. At the hospital all possible was done to minimize the suffering, but at 8 o’clock she died after several hours of terrible agony. Mollie was a bright child, and the idol of the home, which greatly intensifies the sorrow of the parents, to whom general and sincere sympathy will be expressed on all sides. The remains will be conveyed from the hospital this morning.
NEWFOUNDLANDER AT JAMAICA
Mr. T. Walsh, of Bowring’s Bros. received a letter from Boston, yesterday, from his brother Patrick. The latter was at Jamaica in the S. S. Admiral Sampson when the recent disaster took place and in his letter tells a thrilling story. Their ship was at anchor in the harbor when the quake came on, and rocked so much that all on board thought she would “turn turtle” . After the tragedy Mr. Walsh and others of the crew took part in the rescue work, and helped to exhume the bodies of 30 boys who lost their lives while working in a bottle factory. While engaged in the work they were almost stifled with the odor of burning flesh, and some had to retreat to the ship. Mr. Walsh, who was one time steward of the S. S. Grand Lake, was the only male Newfoundlander at Jamaica, but he does not want to duplicate his experience during the remainder of his existence.
There was no change in the weather at this end of the line up to last midnight, but from Bishop’s Falls the temperature was milder, and at Port aux Basques a snow storm raged. Yesterday morning it was 20 below at Bishop’s Falls , 12 below at Clarenville and 5 below at Whitbourne. The latest reports are:—
Port aux Basque—S. E. ;strong; drifting; 20 above.
Bay of Islands—W. E.; strong; dull; 2 above.
Gaff Topsails—W. E.; light; fine; 1 above.
Bishop’s Falls—Calm; fine; 10 below.
Clarenville—Calm; fine; zero.
Whitbourne—N. W. ; light, fine, 4 below.
The attendance was so large at the temperance meeting held under the auspices of the Alexander Street Epworth League last night, that many had to go away. W. H. Pike, Esq., presided and addresses were delivered by Rev. R. W. Freeman and R. A. Squires. The first was an eloquent appeal for the good cause in general and the second address was a most logical and well reasoned plea for our citizens being alive to their interests and protecting themselves from the ruinous of the drink traffic. Local Option does lessen the sale and the use of liquor, and the law should be enforced to crush out shebeening. Several ladies sang at intervals. Mr. W. Howell read a splendid essay, and a prayer was offered for victory at Harbor Main.
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
The schooner Rose of Sharon, of Carbonear, was loading coal to-day at Messrs R. Rutheford & Co.
Miss Lizzie Kennedy, daughter of Mr. George Kennedy, of Bears Cove, is expected to arrive from Boston by the express tonight.
Capt. H. W. Thomey leaves for Glace Bay by next Tuesday express. He has secured a good position with the Dominion Coal Co. and takes with him 30 workmen.
In the District Court today an account case was heard, the principals both belong to Spaniard’s Bay, and judgment was given by confessions to plaintiff for the amount with costs.
On Thursday and Friday Judge Seymour was engaged in enquiring into the cause of the recent fire at Bay Roberts. The investigation revealed nothing positive as to the origin of the fire.
The S. S. Louis returned from Bell Island on Thursday night leaving Dr. Ames at the Island. Dr. Carnochan’s ailment was found to be acute neuralgia in the head, not brain fever as was at first supposed. Dr. Ames is expected home by tonight’s train. Dr. Pritchard, of Bay Robert’s has been attending to the practice of Dr. Ames during his absence.
Miss Bell Kennedy is holding dancing classes twice a week (Tuesday and Friday), at St. Patrick’s Hall. There are now 35 pupils in training, a course comprising 12 lessons. After each course new classes will be formed and fresh pupils admitted. Miss Kennedy has also music class at her home, and a limited number of pupils have been instructed in the art of harmony. She has now 2 pianos, so that pupils, not having the facilities at home may practice at Miss Kennedy.
The subject of the following notice taken from a Manchester N. H. paper; is Mr. J. L. Kennedy, son of Mr. C. I. Kennedy, of this town. The notice reads:– “C. T. Sherer & Co. have secured Mr. J. L. Kennedy as general manager of their Manchester store. Mr. Kennedy has been for a number of years connected with Joyce Bros & Co. Mr. Kennedy has won an exceptionally strong place in the regards of the purchasing public by square dealing and unfailing courtesy. He has a very large number of personal friends and in securing him a manager the Sherer Co. has made an effective move.
On Sunday, Feb. 3rd, one of the prettiest weddings of this season was solemnized. The contracting parties were M. P. Myers, of the D, L. & S. Co’s., electrical plant, and Miss Aggie Sparks, daughter of the late George Sparks, of Wabana, and niece of Mr. P. Keefe, of Harbor Grace. Although the weather was stormy, a number of friends assembled at the home of the bride in the afternoon, where refreshments were served, after which, notwithstanding the bad roads, the party were conveyed in comfortable sleighs to the residence of the Parish Priest, Rev. J. J. McGrath, who tied the nuptial knot. Bunting floated to the breeze and a fine emblem of the Mother Country waved over the residence of Mr. W. K. Murphy, in honor of the occasion. When the party were returning to the mines at the close of the day, the Company illuminated with their electric lights in honor of the bride and groom. Arriving at the home of the newly married couple, where a number of friends were assembled, a wedding supper was partaken of. Dancing was also kept up till the wee sma’ hours. The bride was attended by her younger sister, Miss Annie Sparks as bridesmaid and Mr. Martin Dwyer was best man. The bride wore dark grey and pale blue and was the recipient of many useful presents. The News unites with the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them a prosperous voyage over a summer sea.
A DISTINGUISHED NEWFOUNDLANDER
R. W. Boyle, who is the eldest son of Dr. Boyle, of Carbonear, and was a pupil of the Methodist College, under the late R. Holloway, Esq., is making a name for himself at McGill University, Montreal. He has obtained the degree of M .Sc., and has for sometime , held the position of Demonstrator of Physics at the University. On May 23rd, 1906 a paper embodying the results of an original research, performed by Boyle, was communicated to the Royal Society pf Canada, by Dr. Barnes.
The subject of the research work was “The effect of an electric current upon the modulus of elasticity” (of wires of various metals and alloys). It has been thought for a long time that the electricity of a wire was diminished by the passage through it of an electric current, and Boyle had shown, as a results of a series of patient and careful experiments, that it is not the case, provided that heating effects of the current are suitably taken into account. The wires examined were of the metals—copper, alumininum and steel, and of the alloys—German Silver, manganin, constantin and rheotin. These being the chief metals and alloys used in electrical work. It is a great privilege for a student of science to be able to advance his science in any direction, and an honor when the work is deemed worthy to be communicated to a learned Society like the Royal Society of Canada, and we congratulate Boyle highly upon his success, and hope that he may be able to continue the useful work which he has begun. St. John’s is to be congratulated, too, for it was here that he obtained his love for science, and the rudiments of that physical knowledge which he has turned to such good account.
Mrs. Edwin Moore
News was received by telegraph yesterday morning of the death of the wife of Rev. Edwin Moore, Methodist Minister, Shoal Harbor.
Mrs. Moore was formerly Miss Annie Angel, eldest daughter of the late John Angel, Esq., Manager of the Foundry, Hamilton Street, and is a niece of the Hon. James Angel. She was for several years a Sabbath-school teacher, and engaged in many duties among the young and poor of Alexander Street Church congregation. By then she was much loved, and greatly missed when she entered upon the wider sphere of service as a minister’s wife. She has done much good in various outports where Mr. Moore has been stationed, her hands and hours were always employed in the duties of a devoted missionary wife; and the care of her own dear children six now left in quite tender childhood without a mother loving care.
The beginning of her illness now terminated by death was the serve cold taken when the Parsonage at Lewisporte was burnt down two years ago in a frosty night such as last night, and the upset of home comfort, when clothing and comforts were swept away in an hour.
To her sorrowing husband this is a heavy blow, through relieved in some measure by the fact that Miss Jeannie Angel, the deceased lady’s only sister, arrived here from Liberty, U. S. A. about a month ago, as soon as possible after her father’s recent death. The remains are expected by Thursday’s express, when, after arrangements are made, they will be laid beside her mother in the Western Cemetery.
The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7 a.m. yesterday from North Sydney. The whole trip over, ice was encountered, and the ship had a difficult time getting through. This is a unique trip with the Bruce as she brought no passengers. She brought a large mail, however, and the express is due at 4 this afternoon.
Feb. 21st.—Our bankers will shortly be getting ready to begin another year’s operations, and we hope that every vessel will secure good voyages. Several of the owners have added extra dories to their vessels, some taking as many as ten. Our men are anxious to get away early this spring, as most of them have procured salt bait for their first trip.
The News lately reached us of the loss of the schooner “Bella G’, owned by Capt. Wm. Goddard of Epworth. This vessel left here in December, with a load of fish for Messrs D. Hart & Son, Halifax. She was returning home when she met with heavy weather, and in putting into Louisburg for shelter, stranded on the reefs near the entrance to the harbor. We sympathize with Capt. Goddard; as this is a heavy loss to him, but we are very glad that all the crew escaped with their lives. Capt. Goddard is an energetic young man, and we hope the present unfavorable condition will be of short duration, and that he will , ere long prosecute the fisheries in another vessel similar to the Bella G.”
It appears that all our men will get employment during the coming summer. Besides those who are engaged in our vessels, Messrs J Burdock of Belleoram, G. A. Buffett of Grand Bank and T Farrel of St. Lawrence, are shipping a large number of proceed to these places.
Messrs L. Moore, G. H. Tuff, J. Hayward of St. John’s and S. S. Wetmore and T. Lawrence of Halifax have been here during the past fortnight soliciting orders.
The S. U. F. held their annual parade and ball a short time ago, and a little later the L. O. A. held theirs. As usual a good time was spent at each.
Capt. Hoeburg arrived home by last Prospero, having made a trip to Oporto with Capt. Clyde Lake. He was fortunate in making a quick run both coming and going. He is looking well after the trip.
Quite a number of marriages have taken place of late. Among the happy couples were Mr. Joseph Penney and Miss Rose Marshall.
We are sorry to know that Rev. J . MacNamara has been obliged to take a short rest owing to ill health. He left for St. John’s by Prospero. We sincerely hope to have the Rev. gentleman back to our town again shortly, feeling very much strengthened after his stay.
We are truly pained to hear of the bereavement to our friends at Grand Bank. We remember the loss of the schooner “Nellie Harris”, with all on board. During the past month another fine vessel, the “Tubal Cain”, is supposed to have been overtaken by a storm, and gone down with a large crew on board. If any consolation can be afforded under so have an affliction as our friends have experienced it must come from a higher power than ours. To the sorrowing friends we extend our sincere sympathy under the sad bereavement.
Mr. R. B. Job had a cable yesterday from his brother Mr. W. C. Job announcing his safe arrival in England.
By Sunday’s express Mr. Ernest W. Taylor and Mr. John C. Crosbie left for Montreal. They were accompanied by Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Crosbie, and will be away for some weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Emerson leave by the S. S. Silvia this week for a six week visit to New York and other American cities. Mr. Emerson will combine business with pleasure.
The many friends of Miss Gwendolin Hayward who has been so seriously ill of Typhoid fever in Philadelphia will rejoice to know that Mr. Hayward received a telegram yesterday announcing her steady improvement and saying that the progress of the case was giving every satisfaction to the doctors and nurses in attendance.
Schooner Empire loads fish at Job’s for Brazil.
Schooner Elsie sails for Pernambuco today with a cargo of fish from Job’s.
Schooner Evelyn sails on Friday for Pernambuco with fish from Crosbie & co.
Up to last evening Harvey & Co., had no word of the Silvia leaving New York.
S. S. Annapolis sails for Liverpool this afternoon taking a large cargo and the following passengers:—M. J. Dwyer, Jas. Black, and J. W. Withers.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The schooner Bella G, owned by Capt. W. Goddard, Epworth was loss at Louisburg recently. The vessel took a load of fish to Halifax and returning was obliged to run to Louisburg out of a storm. In entering she struck a reef and soon became a total wreck. The crew escaped but they lost their belongings.
Kearley Bros. of Belloram, are now building a 60 ton schooner, and will have ready for the coming summer fishery. Mr. J H . Williams, of Pools Cove, has a fine Banker nearing completion, and Mr. Lamb, of Bay du Nord, also has a vessel well underway on the stocks. The winter has been a busy on in that locality.
The schooner Ceylon, Cooke, is loading fish at Bishop & Monroe’s for the Mediterranean market.
Magistrate Murray of Harbor Main was in town yesterday. He returned by the evening train.
The first batch of sealers from the northward will likely reach here about Saturday.
Trade is dull about town at present and several shops assistants have been laid off in consequence, until the spring.
The section man at Kelligrews found a pocket book near the track a few days ago containing $21 and some private letters. It was forwarded to Mr. Johnson, G. P. A., who located the owner, Rev. Dr. Whalen.
There is some activity in building at Salvage, B. B. One new vessel is being built and another is being repaired. The Church of the Holy Cross is also to be enlarged and a number of men are engaged cutting timber for that purpose.
Mr. M Malone picked up a barrel of flour yesterday afternoon on the Cove Road, which he left in charge of Mr. Miller nearby, from whom the owner can obtain it.
This morning several of the liquor dealers will leave for Harbor Main to interest themselves against Local Option. It is not likely their reception will be a pleasant one, as reports from all parts of the district say that Local Option will be carried by a large majority.
Sunday afternoon, during the absence of caretaker Culleton, some mischievous boys visited the Post Office and destroyed a calendar that had been placed there for the use of the public. Their names are known and if a repetition occur they will be taken before the magistrate.
The officers of Court Terra Nova, I. O. O. F. will be installed tonight.
It is not decided whether the Nimrod will go to the gulf or to the front.
A young man who was creating a disturbance in his fathers home was removed last night by constable Grouchy and will appear before the magistrate this morning.
Yesterday many of the sealing steamers berthed at the north side premises and commenced receiving supplies. During the coming fortnight the sealing houses will be up to their eyes in business. The first batch of seals are expected in a day or two.
Mr. Michael O’Dea, father of J. V. O’Dea, commission Merchant, is dangerously ill at his home Freshwater Road. Last night his medical adviser was in constant attendance on him and visiting friends were not permitted to see him. He is suffering from heart trouble and very little hope is entertained for his recovery. Mr. O’Dea was considered the brawniest and most stalwart citizen the country has produced in his generation. His strength was incomparable when in his prime.
MYERS-SPARKS—At Bell Island, on Sunday, Feb. 3rd, by Rev. J. J. McGrath, P. P., Mr. Patrick Myers, of the D. I. & S. Co’s Electric Plant to Annie M., second youngest daughter of Annie and the late George Sparks of Bell Island.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 1907
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
With regards to the letter box at the railway station, it may be a benefit to the public convenience to suggest the placing of a letter box within the station, either in the waiting room or the private office. By a slot in the wall letter could be dropped into the box from the platform outside. The position of the present box leaves it exposed to all weathers of a stormy locality, and frequently in winter the locks is iced up so that the door is not easily opened. By placing the box inside this difficulty would be overcome, and the rail officer of the train could with more ease obtain possession of the letters. This suggestion is made with a view to obtaining better facilities in mailing letters, and not in a spirit of fault-finding .
The musical festival given in St. Paul’s Hall on Thursday night by the S. A. Citadel band of St. John’s was largely attended. The Hall was very nearly filled with those anxious to hear the good music expected from this fine band. The program conceited of a medley, solos, a quartet, a quintet, recitations and band sections, and all thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment especially the part produced by the band. From comments heard since Thursday night, one might gather fully the efforts of the band were fully up to expectation and that the majority presently would have welcomed more frequent opportunities of feast upon the good things by the band. This was demonstrated at the Hall by the enthusiastic applause which followed the performance of the band. The recitations were considered very fine and the abilities of the reciters were generally acknowledged. Altogether the concert was a very good one. The receipts of the entertainment were over $50.
“A lover of Dogs” in your issue of yesterday did not make any plea for the retention of dogs in the district of Hr. Grace and Carbonear, but the reference is he would not wish to see the noble canine disturbed from his depredations. The writer of that letter evidently not a resident of this part of the bay, and may not know how different the local animal is from that whose merits he so vividly pictures. “A Lover of Dogs” must have been impelled to write by sentiment and did not view the dog question with cold practical eyes. It is all very well to point out the good qualities of the good and as a school exercise, this sample of essay can scarcely be found fault with , but when a question of vital importance to a community is being discussed, one wonders when a common sense view is not taken of the subject. “A Lover of Dogs” does not appear to believe that the dog must go, that a third of the voters will consent to his removal. Time will tell. We live in a practical age when sentiment is cast aside, and we reckon with minds influenced by stern reality. We lose sight of the fidelity, love etc. of the dog in the contemplation of (?) ferocity, mercilessness etc. and when we consider what a small amount we are benefitted by him and what a large amount of damage he is capable of doing and actually does, we assent to Napoleon’s idea of the survival of the fittest. Let it again be repeated, thousands of dollars are annually lost to our people by not being allowed to enter the presence of ravenous dogs.. Would it not seem far better to see our people through thrift and industry in a paying concern reap the befits of such, than to know then to be the victors of illusion just because sentiments and antiquated ideas destroy their intelligence.
Harbor Grace, Feb 23rd, 1907
Messrs I. C. Morris and A. Soper paid a brief visit to this town on Monday.
The Iron Co.’s Steamer Progress conveyed another small contingent of laborers to Bell Island, on Thursday afternoon.
A new furnace is being installed in the basement of the Methodist parsonage, thus making the heating arrangement of the commodious dwelling compare favorably with its other modern facilities.
On Friday morning, the R. C. church , Requiem High Mass was held for the repose of the soul of the late Patrick Finn. His Lordship Bishop March officiated, assisted by Rev. F. D. McCarthy.
Presumably owing to the heavy snow fall of Monday night, the Bay de Verde mail service has been thrown completely out of joint, there being no mail from that part of the land for two or three days in succession. At best, this service has of late been most unsatisfactory and in justice to the people of that district we think a “straightening up” is in order immediately.
The gear belonging to the ill fated Lavonia was disposed of by auction on Duff & Son’s premises, by Sub-Contractor Barron, on Tuesday last. Quite a number, apparently, seemed interested, principally vessel owners, who manifested keen interest in competing for the goods. For a sale of this sort prices went unusually high. Some idea may be obtained when we say the spars fetched $170 and $160, mainmast and foremast respectively. The fish saved from the wreck will be sold probably this week.
The enterprising proprietor of Carbonear’s boot and shoe factory, Mr. Augustus Hopkins has recently ordered a five horse-power electric motor from the United Towns Electrical Co., for the purpose of driving the larger machinery. The water motor already used to propel the smaller machines.
Rarely, if ever, did much a vast crowd seek admission to a concert in this town, as that assembled at the Orange Hall, on Wednesday night, to take in the Musical Festival of the Salvation Army brass band. Fully an hour before the time announced to begin the building was filled to the doors. At 8 p.m. the chairman, Staff Captain Morris, rose to his feet, and with a heart brimming over with gratitude thanked the people, on behalf of the members of the band, for the splendid reception accorded their coming amongst them. The program was a variety one, consisting of instrumental quartets, solos, quintets, recitations, full orchestra. The staff captain himself being an expert cornet player, rendered valuable assistance to the whole program. During the interval he reviewed the growth of the Army’s work in the musical department, incidentally referring with pardonable pride, to the huge Bb contra bass in the hands of Bandmaster (missing) as a sample of the work turned out in their English factory at St. Albans. “The baby,” as the staff captain pleasantly termed the big instrument is beyond doubt, a valuable acquisition to the Army brass family, and in the arms of a skilled musician is capable of imparting a magnificent lending with instruments of higher pitch. Miss Rees, daughter of the provincial commander, accompanied the soloists. The proceeds are to be devoted to help forward Army work.
The trouble existing between George Winsor, acting on behalf of himself and six men in salving the spars of the wrecked Lavonia, and the claim of Capt. George Penney, in demanding compensation for his efforts in further securing them, resulted in a law suit, on Saturday, before Judge Penney. The cause excited a great deal of interest and drew a crowded court. The witnesses were many, thus occupying the court the whole forenoon and a part of the afternoon. When all had been examined and the case summed up it was found that the preponderance of evidence seemed to favor Winsor’s statements. The judge therefore rendered a verdict accordingly.
THE KINGSTON DISASTER.
Letter from Rev. Dr. Robertson
Editor Daily News:–
Dear Sir—Will you give me leave to make some acknowledgment in your colums [sic] of contributions sent in to the Kingston Disaster Fund. I have today forwarded to the Rev. W. Graham the sum of $527.86, and this handsome contribution was received as under-noted.
Offering in St. Andrew’s Church $357.36
Capt. Moss 10.00
Sir William and Lady MacGregor 25.00
W. B. Grieve, Esq. 50.00
Anonymous per hon. James Baird 40.00
St. Andrew’s Christian Endeavor 30.50
A Friend 5.00
John Clouston, Esq. 5.00
I should like especially to thank those outside of St . Andrew’s Church who have generously helped us in this matter. Since the despatch of the sum named above other contributions have been received and I have only to say that I shall be glad to hear from any other who would like to share in this good work. In closing let me thank you very sincerely for the help given by you in the column of your paper.
NO MAIL BY BRUCE
The business people were greatly annoyed, yesterday afternoon, when it was learned that the Bruce express train, which was due at 6 p.m., was bringing no foreign mails. At 7 the train arrived with nothing but local letters. The Bruce left North Sydney at 5 a.m. Saturday. At that time there was no passengers or mails and the Inter- colonial train was not due until 8 p.m. She had lost a trip and hoped to make it up, but the run across the Strait occupied 50 hours, she not reaching Port aux Basques until 7 a.m. Monday, having had to contend with ice all the way. Dissatisfaction was apparent last night, when it became generally known that no foreign letter had been brought. The next mail will not be due before Friday.
Yesterday morning Capt. Linklater, on going through the S. S. Bloodhound , discovered that part of the bulkhead was burned somewhat, and thinking it had been done maliciously , acquainted the police. The steamer had been lying up since last spring, and none but employees of Baine Johnston have been on board, so far as it is known. The opinion of the police is that the wood was burned by a torch last year, and the person responsible preferred not to report it.
CONFESSED HER GUILT
Carrie Whalen, the young woman arrested by Detective Byrne, Monday evening, was taken in charge on suspicion of having stolen $116 from her master, Mr. George Ford. At first she protested her innocence, but when the police showed that they had convicting evidence against her, she acknowledged having taken the money. She remained at the station all night, and this morning will go before the magistrate Flannery.
Messrs. Crosbie & Co. received a message, yesterday morning acquainting them of the loss of their schooner Lucille, Capt. Marshall. She was bound to Pernambuco when disaster overtook her. The crew are safe, having been taken off and brought to France. The Lucille was purchased only last fall, from Capt. Cundy.
Mrs. Catherine Wyatt, wife of Mr. William Wyatt, of this city, died yesterday, at her son’s residence, at the corner of Patrick Street. For the past four years her health had been failing, and during the last four months she had been a confirmed invalid. The end came in perfect painlessness and peace, “She fell on sleep”.
The late Mrs. Wyatt, formerly Miss McPhee, of Prince Edward Island, has resided in Newfoundland for the last twenty-five years. Her remains will be taken to Alexander Bay by tonight’s train for interment, one of her sons having left by last night express to make the necessary arrangements. Her last resting place will be near that of her eldest son. Mr. Wyatt and her sons will accompany the remains. To the sorrowing relatives the News extends sympathy.
A snow storm swept over the whole Island yesterday. During the morning telegraph station at all points reported a blizzard. Towards noon it cleared somewhat but at night the storm raged as fierce as ever, excepting on the West Coast. The latest reports are :—
Port aux Basques— N. W. ; strong; snow and drift; 12 above.
Bay of Islands—N. W. ; light; fine; 16 above.
Quarry—Calm and fine, 17 above.
Bishops Falls—N. E. ; light; fine; 8 above.
Clarenville—N. Strong; snow; drifting; 10 above.
Whitbourne—N. E. ; snow and drifts; 16 above.
ALONG THE LINE
Lat evening’s express took out Rev. J Middleton, Mts. J. H. Roberts, Mrs. Gent, Mrs. Scott, Miss M. Drake, Capt. Drake, Capt. Taylor, L. McClure, D. Morison. J Badcock, I C. Morris. , Capt. A Kean and a few others.
The cross country train arrived at 7 last evening bringing a few passengers.
The local arrived at 9.30 bringing Messrs, Carmichael, Soper, Mr. and Mrs. Urquhart, and a few others.
S. S. Prospero reached Burgeo at 6.15 p.m. Monday and was detained there until 12.10 p.m. yesterday by a N. E. gale and snow storm.
Glencoe leaves Port aux Basques this morning.
Argyle left Sound Island at 6 p.m. this morning.
Bruce left Port aux Basques at noon yesterday for Louisburg with the mails and passenger that left here Sunday evening.
S. S. Adventure leaves Louisburg this morning for St. John’s.
S. S . Regulus is due at Philadelphia tomorrow and leaves again on Saturday with coal for St. John’s.
The work of loading the S. S. Annapolis had to cease last evening owing to the storm. She takes about 1200 tons and will not get away until this afternoon.
Capt. R. Drake left by yesterday’s express for Toronto on a health trip.
Rev. J. Middleton left for Britannia Cove, T. B., by yesterday’s express he will be stationed there for a brief time.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The D. P. Ingraham will make a couple of trips to Trinity Bay ports for sealers.
The S. S. Coban is discharging her coal at Franklin’s, she returns to Louisburg, when unloaded.
Most of the sealing steamers go to Greenspond or Wesleyville, where they will clear for the ice fields.
A fireman of the Annapolis who tried to smuggle ashore a pair of boots, was captured by Customs Detective Morrissey, and find $2.
The disorderly sailor of the West End, who was removed from a friend’s home, on Monday evening, was before the magistrate yesterday. He was ordered to repair the damage or he will be fined $5.
“Should bachelors be taxed?” will be the debate at the B.I.S. rooms, tonight. Mr. P.K. Devine leads the affirmative and V. Burke, the negative.
The express that left a 6 last evening, was making good time in spite of the storm and reached Whitbourne at 9.30. Although there have been several snow storms along the line of late, the service of the rotary plow have not been required. At present it is at Bishop’s Falls, ready for use at any moment.
No arrests were made by the police last evening.
Sydney Harbor is now blocked with ice and is closed to navigation.
John Mitchell, of the Postal Telegraph, will be operated upon shortly for appendicitis.
Mr. Cunningham, of Holyrood arrived yesterday to erect come wire in the city for the postal telegraph.
Messrs George Motty and Forbes Ross went out to Cochrane Pond on Monday morning for some fishing and shooting. They returned last night having had a pleasant outing, with a fair catch of fine trout and nearly a dozen rabbits. They report the weather on Monday exceedingly cold and stormy.
Capt. Walter Kennedy reached St. Lawrence on Saturday in the new banker purchased for Mr. Farrell, after a good trip.
Misses Seymour and Lawrence serve tea at Canon Wood Hall tomorrow afternoon in connection with St. Thomas’s organ fund.
When the express arrived last evening no postal official was there to receive the local mail and it lay in the baggage room until nearly 10.
Messrs. D. Morison, I. C. Morris, Capt Kean and John Badcock, went to Kelligrews by last evening train, and held temperance meetings at various points at night. Today they will urge the people to vote for Local Option.
Owing to the ice in Conception bay five hundred men of Harbor Main district now working on Bell Island, will not be able to cross today to vote. A private wire received last night from Avondale says that Local Option will win easily.
Mr. James Mitchell, late assistant traveling auditor, has been appointed ticket agent at the station.
A big missionary meeting is being arranged to take place in Alexander St. Church, on Monday evening.
Mr. John Cameron, William St., who was suffering from scarlet fever, has recovered, and yesterday his house was disinfected.
Owing to the trade being dull an East End establishment has laid off six employees, mostly juniors and it likely that others will follow in a day or two.
By yesterday mornings’ train undertaker Collier sent out a casket for the remains of Mrs. Moore. The body is expected to arrive by the accommodation train tomorrow morning.
A young lady walking down Kings Road at 9.30 last night was nearly smothered in a snow-drift. A gentleman passing at the time went to her assistance and escorted her home.
MOORE—at Shoal Harbor, Trinity Bay, Monday , 25th February, Annie Sheridan, the wife of Rev. Edwin Moore. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 p.m. from Hon. James Angel’s residence, Hamilton Street. St. John’s.
SPARKS—On the 26th February, after a long and painful illness, Henry Sparks, aged 55 years. Leaving a wife and one son and daughter to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on tomorrow Thursday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 16 Hayward Avenue. Friends and relations please attend without further notice. Montreal and Halifax papers please copy. R. I. P. . No Crepe.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28TH 1907
The D. P. Ingraham sailed for Catalina yesterday, for sealers.
The S. S. Aggie sails for Wesleyville, this evening for men.
The Viking berthed at Bowing’s northern premises, yesterday, and the Erik at Job’s.
The Kite‘s crew will sign on Saturday and the Viking’s on Monday, at Bowring’s.
The first sealers arrived yesterday. Six arrived by train from Trinity Bay. Three came in from the Cove.
Capt. Baxter Barbour is now on the way to St. John’s. Until he arrives it will not be decided whether the Nimrod goes to the Gulf or the front.
Arrangements have been made with the Reid Nfld. Co. to bring along about 400 men, mostly from shore line points, who will arrive Saturday. On Monday another batch of 400 will arrive from Clarenville, Port Blandford and Lewisporte.
Work on the Virginia Lake is being rushed to have her ready to proceed to the ice fields, and men are now working on her at night. The main steam pipe, which should have reached here last week, has not yet arrived. It will not take long to install, however, and without doubt she will be able to sail with the others.
MESSAGE FROM HARBOR MAIN
The following messages were received last night from various and reliable sources.
AVONDALE—The illiterate vote at Conception Harbor was 35, of which 32 were for Temperance. All Colliers 37 were polled, all for Temperance. At Avondale seven out of eight were in favor of Local Option.
CONCEPTION HARBOR—Feel safe in assuring you that Local Option will be carried by a considerable majority.
HOLYROOD—Not an illiterate vote in Holyrood against the petition. Everything north and here points to a victory.
HARBOR MAIN—Illiterate vote in Hr. Main practically solid for Local Option.
CONCEPTION HARBOR—Five to one for; Holyrood, big majority for temperance; Avondale three to one for temperance.
KELLIGREWS.—Majority of illiterate vote in favor of licence, about 2 to 1
TOPSAIL—Illiterate vote about equally divided. Believed that majority of total vote here will be in favor of Local Option.
HOLYROOD—Midnight. The ballot box left here at 11.30 p.m. for Harbor Main. The count commences at 1.30 or 2.
HARBOR GRACE NEWS
Two petitions will shortly be forwarded to the House of Assembly praying for legislation to prevent the setting of cod traps in the ship runs at Long Island and other laces of Labrador.
Mr. W. Tapp, wife and child, arrived by Monday afternoon’s train. They came to St. John’s from Halifax by the S. S. Annapolis. Mr. Tapp is son of Mr. John Tapp of this town.
Miss Thomey, proprietress of the Harbor Grace Millinery Co., store, who had been unwell for some days, thus necessitating her absence from business, resumed her post at the store on Monday morning.
Mr. George Makinson , of Cochrane Dale, and Mr. James D Munn came in on yesterday afternoon train.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s brigt. Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard expected to sail on Thursday, fish laden, for Pernambuco.
The shareholders of the United Towns’ Electric Light Co. held a meeting at Carbonear today. It has been decided to run the poles to Spaniard’s Bay and Bay Roberts be made to obtain a supply of poles.
In last Friday’s issue of the Standard there appeared an item stating that two at least of our juvenile town people are at home from overwork. One of them has been prohibited by his physician, Dr. Allan, from undertaking study for three months or so. In conversation yesterday, Dr. Allan informed the writer that he prohibited no child from engaging in study of three months, and if any pupil is suffering from the effects of excessive study, it is not one of his patients.
Drs. Ames and Carnochan and the latter’s wife and mother arrived from Bell Island via Kelligrews by train on Saturday night. At 5 p.m. Sunday a special train conveyed this party to Brigus Junction, where they joined the Bruce for Montreal. Dr. Carnochan is suffering from some acute head trouble which required special treatment hence the visit to Montreal. Dr. Ames will return home immediately after Dr. Carnochan is under treatment. Drs. Pritchard, of Bay Roberts, and Stentaford, of Carbonear, will look after Dr. Ames patients on alternate days during the latter’s absence.
Miss Ellen Goff while proceeding to Mass on Sunday, slipped on the ice on Water Street opposite Mr. C. D. Garland’s, and falling turned her right arm under her. Picking herself up she continued her way to the Cathedral and remained through the service, though it was with difficulty she overcame the feeling of faintness. The arm and hand were considerably swollen when she returned home, and, she suffered much pain. Dr. Strapp was called in and the arm attended to. When the swelling had somewhat subsided, it was discovered a bone of the wrist was broken. Miss Goff is now confined to her room.
His Lordship Bishop March preached at 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday an effective and impressive sermon, taking his text from 1st epistle to Timothy, Ch. 5 v. 8. “But if any man provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith and is worse than infidel.” the preacher is adapting himself to the responsibilities of his episcopal office, and since his consecration has manifested that insight into personal character, which marked his career as a parish priest, by the telling effects of his convincing sermons. On Sunday His Lordship pointed out to parents the enormous responsibility resting upon them in training their children in the religious life. He showed how the minds of children were like wax in the hand of the molder and easily impressed and like a clean sheet of paper readily soiled, that the natural inclination of the child is to believe that whatever is said and done by the parent is worthy of imitation, therefore the example set by parents whether good or evil was naturally followed by the children. Parents were often careless with regards to the behavior of their children and allowed them to act according to their own inclinations so long as they gave them no annoyance. He deplored the practice of young children being on the street at night when they should be under the control of parents or in their beds. Altogether the sermon was one of exceptional merit, because of it earnestness, its power of convention, and its natural portrayal of existing conditions. The amount of the collections that day surpassed the most sanguine exceptions.
Much has been said about the prospective town council for Harbor Grace but nothing definite has apparently been attempted either in organizing a plan of action or in bringing about the promised public meeting at the Court House where it was said the subject would be discussed, and an attempt made whereby the conduct of the public works of this town can be more satisfactorily arranged . What puzzles the public at present is the indefinable position of the Water Co.’s affairs and this vexed question has the reputation of tormenting the minds of responsible person for generations and if some superior method of administering its affairs in not adopted this constant irritant will continue its provocation for decades to come. It is reported F. C. Berteau Esq., auditor-general will be here some time this week. Would it not be advisable if the project of the proposed town council would arrange to hold a public meeting during Mr. Berteau’s stay in town and invite him to give this views on the subject of a town council and other important matters connected with the affairs of this town. We should always be ready to avail of the opportunity to secure information from those who by association and contact with a wider sphere of life are in a position to offer suggestions which may be found useful if acted upon. We flatter ourselves we know something (chiefly our own wants) , but we do not aspire to know everything, especially the matters connected with the tangled web of local public affairs.
Harbor Grace, Feb. 26th, 1907
Michael Kelly, Cabman, appeared before the court yesterday upon the complaint of Edward Sinnott, of Water Street, for that Kelly did on the 23rd of February and at other times, place and leave on Water Street in such a manner as to obstruct the passage thereof, a horse and sleigh contrary to the Statute. Mr. Gibbs who appeared for Kelly objected to the form of the summons upon the ground that , for a breach of regulation governing traffic on the streets a private citizen has no right to prosecute another citizen criminally for the same. The police were charged with the carrying out of the regulation laws governing traffic on the public highways, and the prosecution should have been taken by them and not by a private citizen. Sinnott who keeps a store on Water Street complained that Kelly by plying for hire opposite his store obstructed him in the carrying on of his business. If the obstruction alleged did really take place and Sinnott did suffer because of the unnecessary and contumacious use of the stand by Kelly, he had his remedy by civil action for damages, but not in the manner which this proceeding was taken. The Council made a regulation in 1903, by which the police were empowered to so place apart cabs on the stand in such manner that they would not obstruct business or traffic, Sinnott should have complained to the police and they would no doubt have acted in the manner, and if Kelly refused to move when ordered so to do the police and not Sinnott were the ones to prosecute. No man has the exclusive right to any portion of the street. Cabmen have the common law right to the use of the highway as well as the citizen doing business, neither must necessarily or in a contumacious manner exercise that right. Sinnott was called as well as Constable Keefe. After hearing the evidence the Judge dismissed the prosecution . F. A. Mews for pltf., and M. P Gibbs for deft.
Before Chief Justice
In the matter of the petition of John Creamer of St. John’s. tailor, praying that he and John Gunn, trading as Creamer & Gunn, to declared insolvent.
Lilly . K.C. for petitioner moves for an adjournment of the hearing.
Mr. Foote for Bartram Harvey & Co. creditors, agree to a short adjournment.
Lilly, K. C. asks for a month’s adjournment in order to collect the debts. If this is done it is likely that 100 cents may be paid on the dollar.
It is ordered that the hearing be adjourned till Wednesday, March 27th at 11 a.m.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
Under the provisions of Section 35 of the Education Act, 1903, and upon the recommendation of the Roman Catholic Superintendent of Education, His Excellency the Governor in council has been pleased to approved the division of the Education District of Brigus into two districts, which shall defined as follows:—
1. The District of Brigus, which shall extend from English Cove to Lower Goulds Road both inclusive.
2. The District of North River which shall extend from Lower Goulds Road, exclusive to Butler’s Town, inclusive. The Board shall meet at North River.
His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Rev. Dr. S. J. Whelan, P. P. Messrs. Jas. Seward, Jr., Patrick Morrisey, of Rd., North River. John Dawson, Patrick Delaney, of Patrick, Bay Roberts, Martin Neville, South River, Francis Kelly, Emeraldale, to be a Roman Catholic Board of Education for the District of North River; W. B. Grieve Esq., to be a member of the Fisheries Board, in place of the late Sir Robert Thorburn, K C. M. G. ; Messrs Robert Gould, and James Barker of Joseph, to be member of the Roads Board for Open Hall, district of Bonavista, in place of Mr. Wm. Gould deceased, and Mr. John Butt .
Secretary’s Office. Feb 26, 1907.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The S. S. Aggie was surveyed yesterday morning for passenger traffic. She has been supplied with life belts etc., to the satisfaction of the examiners. She coaled yesterday and sails today for the northward, Capt. A Carter going in command.
A note found in the bottle on the beach at Trepassey has been translated and reads’ First night sailing was very sick; second night had to take second class for Hamburg,” It was evidently written by some illiterate German who was crossing the Atlantic.
Richard Pittman imbibed too freely last evening and going to his brother residence on Tank Lane, wanted to take charge. His sister in law acquainted Officers Nugent and Simmonds, who, removed Richard to the police station and this morning he will be presented to His Honor.
Mr. W. D. Reid is expected to return from Montreal shortly.
Three city residents are now quarantined; one on the south side.
Const. Lawlor, who did duty at Harbor Main district, Tuesday and yesterday, returned by last night’s train.
A slight fire occurred at the residence of Mr. Moore, Brazil’s Square, yesterday morning. It was easily extinguished without the assistance of the fire fighters. No damage was sustained.
There are nine patients in the fever hospital at present. Six are suffering from scarlet, two from typhoid and one diphtheria.
Fred Cornick, who was operated upon a few weeks ago, is now able to be out. He will not resume work until he returns from the seal fishery.
Rev. Fr. McGrath, of Bell Island, had not yet recovered from his recent illness; we trust the Rev. gentleman will soon be able to get about.
The shore train arrived at 10.30 last night, bringing in: Messrs Fitzgerald, W. Williams, Pike, J. Murphy, Const. Lawlor, Mrs. Greene, and about 10 others
The anonymous letter fiend is evidently quiet these days. A few days ago the police thought they had a good clue of the guilty party, but it proved a “false alarm”
Hon. G. Knowling is at present confined to his room suffering from a cold.
The magistrate at Bell Island reported to the B. of H. yesterday that a case of typhoid fever had developed there.
An East End laborer became insensible last night, from the effects of alcohol, and was taken to the lock-up by Constable Mackey and Walters. Up to 11 p.m. four arrests were made.
The temperance delegates who arrived from Harbor Main district, last night, are confident that Local Option will win by a substantial majority. They were received at the station by a large number of I. O. G. T. members.
A claim by the Horwood Lumber Co. of $3,000 for “extras,” in building of Mr. Winter’s new residence, Rennie’s Mill road, has been submitted to arbitration. W. J. Ellis represents Horwood, E. H. Davey, Winter and W. H. Greene has been appointed umpire. Hutchings and Blackwood are counsel for the Lumber Co. and Sir J. S. Winter for his brother.
The express which left here at 6 p.m. Tuesday, reached Port aux Basques at 5 this morning.
Const. Day is again very ill through he is doing duty at the police court, this week.
Rev. Canon Dunfield lecture in the Presbyterian Hall, this evening at 8 and Rev. Canon Smith in St. Patrick’s Hall at 8.15.
The Cabot Whaling Co. met on Tuesday afternoon, and declared a dividend of 7 percent. The Balena Station will be operated again this summer.
The funeral of the late Mrs. (Rev) E. Moore takes place from the residence of Hon. James Angel, Hamilton St. this afternoon.
A resident of Pouch Cove, who was under the influence of liquor whilst in charge of a horse, was arrested, yesterday afternoon, by Constables Keefe and Coady.
Capt. C. Dawe and Supt. Sullivan celebrate their birthdays, today. The former was born at Port de Grave, in 1845 and the Supt. a year later at Trinity. We wish both many happy returns.
James Perchard employed at Reids machine shops has his toe injured, Tuesday evening, by a heavy piece of iron falling on it. The bruised member was dressed by Peter O’Mara at his drug store.
The members of the Benevolent Irish Society debated in their rooms last evening the subject “should bachelors be taxed?” Mr. P.K. Devine led for the affirmative and was supported by Messrs. M.F. Lawlor, Jas. Daly, T.J. Nash and J. Savage, whilst the negative was handled by Mr. G.F. Power as leader, and Messrs M.J. O’Mara, J.P. Crotty, J.C. Pippy and M.A. McCarthy. The speeches were of an unusually witty and enjoyable order and the various phases of our social life were presented in a careful and yet attractive manner. At the conclusion of the remarks of the regular speakers, Messrs. J.M. Devine and W.J> Higgins, spoke for the affirmative and Messrs. J. Vinicombe and P.J. Kinsella for the negative. Upon the Chairman, Mr. T. H> O’Neill, putting the question to the vote it was found tat the negative side had succeeded in upholding the rights of the bachelors by a 30 to 26 division.
Tomorrow the Wright medal will be competed for.
Last evening the Jubilee medal was won by J. Harvey Jardine, after a close contest. Mr. Jardine scored 28, WHILE w. Martin had 27, J. Rooney and W. Shirran 25, Thomas Winter and W. Duder 24. At the conclusion cheers were given for the winner, and the medal was presented to him. Mr. Rooney held it last year. This medal was donated in 1887, and since has passed through many hands. It is Mr. Jardine’s first time winning it.
The members of the Ladies’ Curling Club contested for a very handsome gold medla given by Mr. Brehm, yesterday morning. The fortunate winner was Miss Violet Macpherson, with 16 points, Miss Annie Hayward coming next with 13 points. Mrs. (Dr.) Macpherson scored 12, Mrs. John Harvey 11, Mrs. R.G. Reid, Jr., and Miss Prowse 10 each. The play was good all round. The presentation was made by Mr. Brehm and was accompanied by an exceedingly happy and appropriate speech, which elicited three hearty cheers from the fair players.
The Cowan medal will be competed for today. The players are
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