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"The Daily News"  January 1907

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Wednesday 2nd 1907



Augustus SWEENEY Arrested and is Held On Charge of Murder

Stephen ANDREWS, a well known figure in the city, met death yesterday, under peculiarly sad circumstances, and Augustus SWEENEY, a 22 year old laborer, of Battery Road is held responsible for his life, being now behind prison bars, charged with wilful murder. While the city was in holiday attire and almost the entire population deep in merriment, with good fellowship existing on all sides, the awful tragedy occurred ; and the happy new year, which has been ushered in so auspiciously, was suddenly changed into mourning by the populace for the time being, and into deepest grief and suffering for the families of ANDREWS and the unfortunate accused. The deed is again the outcome of alcohol, though brought about in an almost incredible manner.

A few minutes before one o’clock SWEENEY called at the house of a Mrs. EARLES, Spencer St. to meet a young lady, with whom he kept company, but being somewhat under the influence of liquor, was refused admittance, he then went around at the rear, and climbed a board fence, unknown to Mrs. EARLES, and entered the back door. When there but a short while, he became troublesome, annoying Mrs. EARLES and a Mrs COOPER, who was present. Mrs. COOPER, who is in a delicate state of health, became frightened and left the house, for the purpose of calling Constable MARCH who lived a short distance up the street. The latter was not at home, however and on returning, she called at Mr. ANDREWS, who was then eating his breakfast. He volunteered to go and get SWEENEY out of the house, and started forthwith. When he reached EARLES, SWEENEY was in a fighting mood, and deceased persuaded him to leave without causing trouble. SWEENEY persistently refused and the former attempted to Forcibly Eject Him in which he succeeded. Once outside the door, ANDREWS turned around to enter his own home, and was about to put his foot on the doorstep , when SWEENEY hit him a heavy blow, from behind, under the left ear, felling him to the ground. ANDREWS fell heavily, on the back of his head hitting on the concrete drain that was a few feet from the door. He uttered a slight moan as he fell, but made no motion afterwards. The action was witnessed by several people, and when the unfortunate man failed to rise, Mr. E. DRISCOLL and a daughter of deceased lifted him up and took him into the house . The man’s skull was crushed, and part of his brain was protruding, while more of it was spattered about the drain. SWEENEY realized almost instantly that something serious had happened, and ran up the street at breakneck speed. When ANDREWS was taken into his house he Recognized His

Daughter, mentioned her name once, then relapsed into unconsciousness, from which he never recovered. Seeing that he was badly injured, and that a copious stream of blood was flowing from the mouth and nostrils, medical service were sought ,and Dr. FRASER was soon on the scene. He did all possible under the circumstances, but the case was hopeless one, and about twenty minutes after the blow was struck the victim had entered into eternity. The news of the gruesome happening was soon heralded near and far, and hundreds of curious citizens thronged the street, eager to learn the truth or otherwise of the report. Sergt. NOSEWORTHY, who was returning to the police quarters, was informed of the affair by G. DUFFIT, and hurried to the spot. Learning the facts, he sought for SWEENEY, and finally found him at the house of Thomas DROVER, 25 Scott St. He was identified by one of the women, who had seen him strike deceased,

and the officer placed him under arrest. SWEENEY acknowledged hitting ANDREWS, but was unconscious of his death. In the interim Inspector-General McCOWEN had been informed, and upon arrival ordered that the accused be taken to the police station. SWEENEY offered no resistance, but became melancholy and horrified over the awful result of his work. The ambulance was then summoned , the body taken to the morgue, where, an hour later, a post mortem was held by Drs. RENDELL and SCULLY. They found deceased had suffered from no organic disease, and that death resulted from fracture of the skull. The horrible tragedy has cast widespread sorrow among all classes of citizens, the two happy homes of yesterday morning have been changed to the other extreme– Andrews, who was in the prime of life and enjoying the blessing of good health, lies still in death at the morgue, while Sweeney, who was a free and honored citizen, occupies a felon’s cell, held on the awful charge of murder .

Deceased was about 55 years old and came to St. John’s, from Port de Grave, many years ago. An industrious, energetic, good citizen all his life, he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. For a number of years he was truckman with Bowring Bros., and at the same time of his death held a similar position with the F. B. Woods Co., being looked upon with confidence by his employers. He was a member of the S. O. E. , and was prominent in all its workings, being one of the first to join the order, when established here. A widow and six children, two sons, Charles, who worked at the Telegram office, and George, who is engaged at the job department of the Free Press, and four daughters survive him. The blow to the family is almost unbearable, considering the circumstances of deceased’s death—to which his daughter was an eye witness–and general sympathy go out to them in their sad hour of bereavement. This morning the body will be conveyed home, and interment takes place tomorrow. The result of the post mortem will be officially made known this forenoon, and in the meantime full enquiries will be made into the affair. It is likely that on tomorrow SWEENEY will come up for examination, before the magistrate.


Capt. C. DAWE, M. H. A. , came to town Monday, on business.

Mr. J. DAWSON, Harbor Grace, is at present in the city.

Mr. J. O’NEILL, Bay de Verde, is at present in the city, on business.

Mr. Daniel BISHOP, of Burin, who has been, unfortunately ill most of the time, is able to be about again, and will probably return home by Prospero, next week.


S.S Dahome, 2 ½ days from Halifax, arrived at 1 p.m. Monday, to J & W. Pitts.

Schr. Palma, 4 days from Sydney, arrived last evening with coal for S. March & Sons.

Schr. Nellie M. T. Rumsey, sailed, Monday, for Pernambuco, fish laden by Bishop & Monroe.

Brigt. Grace, Giles, sailed, Monday afternoon, for Brazil, fish laden by A Goodridge & Sons.

The Whalers Avalon and Fin, which were being overhauled, come off the dry dock, this morning.

S. S. Silvia sails for Halifax this afternoon, taking in saloon; Miss A. HAMLYN, H. G. VOISEY, S. DOWNER, P.BOWDEN, and 5 in steerage.

Schr. Mersey, 20 days from Philadelphia, arrived last evening with a cargo of anthracite coal, consigned to A. R. Randell & Co. She experience hard weather.

S. S. Wobun, 2 ½ days from Sydney, via Wabana, arrived at 12:30 A.M. yesterday, with coal to Morey & Co. The Wobun went to Wabena to land some machinery for the mines.


It is said that Mr.H. C. MORRIS while in New York , was robbed of $800

Four prisoner were arrested last night will appear before Judge FLANNERY this morning.

A man who met with an accident along the railway recently, will arrive her by to-days train for treatment.

There was excellent skating on Burton’s and Mundy Pond yesterday, and it was enjoyed by a large number

A large pane of glass was blown out of J Seller’s office by wind last night. Watchman McCARTHY reported it to Mr. S.

Yesterday morning a man named MONAHAN fell on the pavement near the R. N. depot, and inflicted a nasty cut on the face. He bled profusely and had to be taken home for treatment.

Ambrose CLARKE, of Clarke’s Beach leaves for Halifax by the Silvia today with his daughters Margaret and Mary. Both the girls are deaf and dumb, and they enter the institution there for those so afflicted.

Inspector General McCOWEN spent a busy time yesterday. During the greater part of the day he was at Government House and the SWEENEY – ANDREWS affair took up more of his time and attention.

The remains of Enoch PIKE, who died on Sunday night were interred yesterday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Salvation Army and a large number of the corps attended.

Thursday night last the employees at Government House, and friends were tendered a dinner by Sir Wm. and Lady MacGREGOR. The health of His Majesty the King and Their Excellencies was enthusiastically drunk. The event proved most enjoyable.

Monday afternoon the employees of Reid’s Electrical Dept. presented the Supt. Mr. MORRIS, with a gold watch as a mark of the esteem in which they hold him. The presentation was made by Mr. VAN WART, who made a felicitous speech. The recipient made a fitting reply.

The weather up country yesterday was changeable. At Port aux Basques it was stormy and raining, at Bay of Island, N. E .raining, 44 above; Gaff Topsail, N. E. raining , 38 above; Bishop Falls, N. W. , fine, 25 above; Clarenville, S. W. , strong, snowing; Whitebourn, N. W. , light, fine, 30 above.

Monday afternoon, Mr. I. C. MORRIS was presented with a beautiful address and fountain pen from his employees. Mr. J. CHISLETT making the presentation. Mr. MORRIS, who is deservedly popular , and held in high esteem by him employees, replied in suitable terms thanking the donors for their kind presentation.

The Morris Case.

John Quirk Arrested

Mr. Charles MORRIS, late accountant at the Marine and Fisheries Department, who was arrested on Saturday , was brought before Judge Flannery, on Monday afternoon. Inspector-General McCOWEN conducted the examination, on behalf of the crown, as a result of the investigation, John QUIRK, Government truckman and a close friend of the prisoner, who was called as a witness, was placed under arrest, charged with being as accomplice of MORRIS’s. A 6 o’clock they were remanded for eight days, and were removed to the penitentiary, has made a full statement of the whole affair, and it is probable that he will be dealt with by the magistrate, and not go before the Supreme Court. Mr. QUIRK denies that he is guilty of any complicity in the case.


Henry CRAWFORD Injured

At 2.30 p.m. Monday Henry CRAWFORD, working at the R. N. Co.’s machine shop, met with a painful accident. While engaged at the rotary saw, his hand slipped, and the machine traveling at rapid speed came in contact with his arm, badly lacerating it. He was taken to Peter O’MARA’s pharmacy, where the wound was temporarily dressed, and later was attended by Dr. ANDERSON, who put several stitches in the cut. CRAWFORD lost considerable blood, and it will be some days before he will be able to use the injured member.


Silver King, tonight, T. A. Hall performance at 8.15 p.m.

When weather is fine, the fishermen of Bay de Verde jig plenty fine fish on the grounds. This is almost unprecedented at this season.

Typhoid fever, which prevailed in the city for some months, is now extinct, the last patient being reported convalescent, Saturday last.

There is a better sign of herring in Placentia Bay than for eight years, and it is likely that several vessels will arrive there during the week to load.

Health Inspector O’BRIEN visited the different slaughter houses, last week, and, it is said , found several of them not in strict keeping with the city ordinances.

A Mrs. STAMP and two children of Larkin’s Square, who are suffering from scarlet fever, were conveyed to the fever hospital Saturday last.

The two and a half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CULLEN, Torbay, who were suffering from diphtheria, died at the hospital, Monday last. The remains were interred by Undertaker MARTIN, at Mount Carmel cemetery, Monday afternoon.


Miss Bride JORDAN and her talented troupe produced “The Silver King” in the T.A. Hall to one of the largest audiences that ever greeted a company in St. John’s To speak of the performance, we need only say that it was equal to any ever given by amateurs here and superiors to many played by professionals. The piece which is well known to St. John’s theatre goers, was played with great success by the Josie Mills Co., some years ago, and ran a whole week, and some of our local critics put last night’s performance side by side with the Josie Mills production. Mr. T. O’NEILL, as the Silver King did some splendid work rendering a difficult part with perfect case. Mr. J. BAXTER as the spider, in an unpopular part, was an admirable character, and surpassed previous efforts. Mr. E.H. SKILL, as a London Jew gave a portrayal that was professional and deserved the high encomiums paid him. Mr. Victor GORDON, as Sam Baxter, played with that style peculiarly his own, and the best evidence of his work was the unstinted applause that greeted each appearance. Mr. H.H. MORRISEY, in the role of Jakes, the rusted old servant, if it be possible won new laurels. Mr. PW. JORDAN as Corkett brought down the house, his gesticulations and funnyisms creating sufficient enjoyment for all. The three Old Gossips did excellently and were enthusiastically applauded. Messrs. EWING, R. LUMSDEN, MONTCRIEF, BRIEN, B. ALSOP, NEWHAM AND STAPLETON, in minor parts, did well. Miss Bride JORDAN sustained the character of Nellie Denver with grace and Miss Pauline BAIRD, as the Spider’s wife, won many admirers. Miss M. PARKER, as Susy, was a pleasing character, and little Miss MYLER and Master SUMMERS, as Cissy and Ned, rendered parts that won the admiration of all present. The piece will be re-produced to-night.

“A Shadowed Life” was a great success

The B.I.S. Dramatic Co. added perceptibly to its already well deserved laurels, by the presentation, last night of a drama full of interest and extremely well performed. The plot is clear and clean, and from the first to the last act the enthusiasm of the audience is carried all along. There was full opportunity for the comic, pathetic and sensational element, in each of which the various characters were most creditably depicted, giving thorough enjoyment to the audience. Another, and by no means the least enjoyable feature, was the “packed house,” which spells the financial success that was worked for an won by the company. Of the cast, Miss VIGURS, in the lead, gave a splendid rendition of her difficult character, her acting and dialogue being quite near perfection. Two new performers, in the persons of the Misses Ena and Kitty FITZPATRICK, appeared; they were deservedly and warmly commended. The former had the role of a spinster, anxious for matrimonial settlement, and the latter a sprightly domestic, whom, in connection with Horatio Hopkins (Mr. P. O’MARA) contributed on of the neatest bits of acting in the performance, Mr. P.F. MOORE, in the role of a detective, did some clever work, and, as usual, was immensely pleasing and popular. His song was a genuine treat, eliciting a hearty encore. Mr. W. COMERFORD had a difficult role, in which he was thoroughly at home as was also Mr. J.J. O’GRADY, both doing the “villain” portion. Mr. Fred JARDINE did a very pretty bit of acting, and Mr. J.C. PIPPY, as Sir Robert Dinham, made the most of the part. Mr. J. DONNELLY, in an Irish character, contributed much mirth to the piece, and the other parts were represented by Messrs. J. PROWSE, J. MAHONEY, E.J. HIGGINS and Miss HARRISON. The play will be reproduced tonight and merits a large audience, which will doubtless be given.

At the conclusion of the performance, last night, members of the company and a few friends, enjoyed some refreshments, and afterwards an enjoyable dance for an hour or so.


GRILLS– On the 19th December a daughter to Mr. And Mrs. W. J. GRILLS, chief steward, S. S. Virginia Lake.


PIKE– On Sunday night last, Enoch PIKE, aged 57 year, leaving mother, wife and one child to mourn their sad loss.




Word comes from Trinity Bay settlement of the inhuman conduct of a father towards his daughters. The man drinks heavily , and , when in the horrors , serves the girls unmercifully . During the early hours of Monday when the thermometer was well below freezing point, the girls were obliged to run from their home in their night clothes and seek shelter at a neighbor’s a few hundred yards away. Since the death of the mother the girls who are yet in their teens, have had a most unhappy time. Friends intend bringing the case under the notice of the clergyman, but not a few say the police should be informed, and the outrage stopped as speedily as possible.


At 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, H. C. MORRIS, late accountant at the marine and Fisheries Department, was arraigned before Judge FLANNERY, and charged with obtaining money, under false pretenses, during the last six months. There were two amounts, $27.50 and $26. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment on each offence. Later in the evening he was removed to the jail.

John QUIRK, who was charged with aiding and abetting MORRIS, pleaded not guilty and was discharged to appear when called upon. J DWYER, M. H. A., and J JARDINE furnishing the bonds.

Brakeman Meets Awful Death

William SQUIRES of Quidi Vidi Road, who was engaged as brakeman with the R. N. Co., was the victim of an accident, Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in his death twelve hours later. At 2.30 p.m. Tuesday he was working at shunting cars at Glenwood, and accidentally fell between them while the train was in motion. One car passed over his left leg, amputating it above the knee, while the right was also terribly mangled. When the R. N. Co., were informed of the accident, they summoned Dr. BURR, from Norris Arm to attend him, who was soon on the spot . All possible was done to alleviate the man’s suffering, and a special train was despatched from Gambo to here to get the sufferer to hospital. His system could not stand the shock, however, and he expired at 3.15 yesterday morning, but not before he had been given the rites of religion by Rev. Fr. BADCOCK. Deceased was a trusted employee of the Reid Co., was married and leaves a widow and two children. The remains reached town at 8 p.m. yesterday and will be interred today.

Prisoner Remanded

Augustus SWEENEY, the prisoner charged with the murder of Stephen ANDREWS, was arraigned before the magistrate, yesterday. He was asked not to plead, and was remanded for eight days. In the interim the authorities will fully investigate the matter, and when the prisoner comes up again the Crown hope to be able to go on with the case. Yesterday afternoon the prisoner engaged the service of a lawyer.

S.S.Bruce Due This Morning

The Marconi station at Cape Ray, reported speaking the S. S. Bruce, 60 miles N.E. by E. of that point, at eight o’clock last night, and that Capt. Delaney expected to reach Bay of Islands at ten this morning. There was a storm in the Gulf Tuesday, when the Bruce was crossing, but she made fairly good run across. This trip she has a full cargo of freight, and at North Sydney there is a considerable quantity awaiting shipment. Todays express will only go as far as Bay of Islands, where the Bruce will be connected with

Weather Report

Yesterday afternoon it was stormy on the West Coast, but at night there was a favorable change. At 8.30 last night, the following reports were received.

Port aux Basque–N.W., strong; 27 above

Bay of Islands–W.N.W., strong; snowing; 28 above.

Gaff Topsail–W. N. W. , light; cloudy; 28 above.

Bishop’s Falls–N.W, light; dull;28 above.

Clarenville–W., light; fine; 34 above.

Whitebourn–Calm, fine; 30 above.

Along The Line

The regular train last evening took out a number of passengers, including; M.B. PARSONS, Miss.JENKINS , J. S. GOLT, W. AITKEN, Mrs. F BRAZIL, J EVANS, Dr. AMES, Dr. CHISOLM

The shore train arrived at 9.45 last night, bring only a few passengers.


S.S. Dahome sails for Liverpool tomorrow, taking a large cargo; no passengers are booked at present.

S.S. Regulus, Wakeham, arrived at 1 o’clock this morning, from Sydney, with a cargo of coal for A. J. Harvey & Co.

S.S. Silvia sailed at 6.30 last evening, for Halifax and New York, taking additional passengers; Misses Emma AYRE and May SUFFERN.


Portia sails north at 10 this a.m., taking a full cargo and the following salcon passengers; J. W. HODGE, J MORRIS, J STONE, Const. LONG, A YATES, H TEMPLEMAN, J TEMPLEMAN, S. JANES, R. PEET, Capt. W. MUIR, C. HOWSE, N SNELGROVE, W KANE, J A STRONG, P NEWELL, T BARBOUR, J OSMOND,W CHURCHILL, H HOWLETT, T FORD, J PAYNE, J O’NEILL, R FOWLER, J MORRIS, Mrs. JONES, Misses FENNELL, TEMPLEMAN, Curtis, JACKMAN, STERLING, MALCOLM, and 30 steerage.

Prospero left Birchy Cove at 10.40 a.m. yesterday coming east.


Home is at North Sydney, loading freight for this port.

Clyde left Lewisport at 1 a.m. yesterday, on her last trip south.

Glenco left Grand Bank at 1.30 a.m. yesterday, going west.

Argyle arrived at Placentia at 5.30 p.m. yesterday from the Red island route.

Constable LONG who was serving years at Bonavista is now in the city, and will likely be stationed here in future.


Tonight at the R. C. Cathedral Organist ALLEN will give a recital and the choir will render the Christmas Carols.

Guards CORBETT and CAREW of the police station, are laid up at present, and Constables DAY and LAWLOR are taking their places.

On New Year’s Day nine applicants were admitted to membership in the T. A. adult body and ten were added to the Juvenile ranks.

The Lunatic Asylum enquiry will be resumed this afternoon. It is likely that the matron, Miss TEMPLEMAN, will give her testimony.

The schooner owned by Sydney Bennett, Fortune, which ran ashore at Lamaline, recently, has refloated, and is now undergoing repairs. Her damages were not serious.

The body of the unfortunate man, ANDREWS, was taken to his late home, yesterday, by Undertaker COLLIER. Interment takes place in the C of E cemetery, this afternoon.

The S. O. E. meets this afternoon, at 2 preparatory to attend the funeral of the late S. ANDREWS.

Herring still continue plentiful at Bay of Islands, and the barge anchored near Woods island, which has a refrigerator installed is getting all the herring required.



Mr. RICE hopes to have a good sheet of ice on the curling rink shortly.

The curlers that are going to Montreal, to represent, Newfoundland, will leave here the 15th January

Capt. Darius BLANDFORD, who was in the city since Monday, last, left for his home, in Port Blandford , by yesterday’s express.

Yesterday , Judge FLANNERY held an inquest into the death of brakeman SQUIRES, who died on the train, as the results of an accident at Glenwood.

The express, last evening took out a large number of passengers including; Rev. H. D. WHITMORE, Capt. D. BLANDFORD, W. BARNOCK, S. CROSSMAN, E. J. HOSKINS, J, GRIFFIN, J READER, J WILSON, C. D. SLEATER

The little steamer Louise, Capt. BURKE, which left for Halifax with 2,500 qtls. of fish, experienced hard weather and running short of coal, was obliged to call at North Sydney, where she replenished her bunker with 25 tons.

Herring still continue plentiful at Bay of Islands, and if the weather continue frosty there will be a bonanza for the fishermen. During the mild weather, Roberts Bros.’ barge which is fitted with refrigerator, secured a good supply of the fish.

Mr. J BANCROFT, who assumed duties as cashier at the customs house, on Wednesday, was obliged to give up work, yesterday, as he was not sufficiently received. Mr. E. WHITE is again filling the position, temporarily.

The work of repairing the washouts on the West Coast has advanced a stage during the last two days. The gangs working at each end are now within ten miles of each other, and this afternoon it will be known when the job will be completed.

Mr. John LYNCH, Supt. of the Water Co., died at Harbor Grace, Wednesday night, at the age of 82. He was born in St. John’s ,but has been living in the second city for over 40 years. He leaves a wife and two sons, the latter residing in the United States.

The schooner Nightingale, from Newfoundland for Halifax, loaded with frozen herring, grounded while entering the north entrance, on Friday. The captain not being acquainted, tried to follow the boats. The vessel got off at high tide without much damage.–Eastern Journal

The Princes Rink will likely open for skating this evening.

The Municipal Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 this evening.

The lunatic-inquiry was resumed at the institution yesterday afternoon before I G McCOWEN. Miss TEMPLEMAN’s evidence was not finished at 6.30 when adjournment was taken until this afternoon.

Consts. TOBIN and HANN were called to New Gower St. last evening to remove a young man who was creating a disturbance in his mother-in-law’s house. They conveyed him to the station, and this morning he will go before the magistrate.

The funeral of Stephen ANDREWS who met such an untimely end on New year’s day took place yesterday at the C of E cemetery. Rev. Canon SAUNDERS officiating, it was attended by a large number of sympathetic friends and the Sons of England society, of which deceased was a member.

We chronicle, this morning with deep regret the demise of Master Jack CULLEN, son of Mr. W. H. CULLEN, foreman painter of the News office, which occurred at his father’s residence, Spencer St., last night. Deceased was a bright lad of ten years, and for some time had been suffering from heart trouble. He appeared better the last few days, and his recovery was hoped for, but a change came yesterday from which he never rallied . Jack was a promising pupil of St. Patrick’s school and by his bright sunny nature endeared himself to his school mates and teachers alike. To his sorrowing parents the News extends condolence.

Const. COADY of the western station resigned from the police force yesterday.

The council men are now engaged laying water and sewerage pipes on Leslie St. During the last two years a number of up to date houses were built on this street and with the present conveniences installed it is expected that more dwellings will be added during the year.


MARTIN–At Heart’s Content on Thursday morning the 3rd January Amelia Calton. relict of the late Adam J Martin, of this city, ages 85 years. Funeral notice later.


S. S. Dahome sailed for Liverpool at 10.30 last night.

S.S. Ulunda leaves Liverpool today for St. John’s.

H. M.S. Brilliant sails for Bermuda. on Sunday morning.

Schr. Columbia Carroll reached Halifax, on Wednesday, from St. John’s via Trepassey.

Schr. Carl Reine, 13 days from Figueira, reached St. Jacques on Wednesday, and will load fish there.

S. S. Regulus sails for Pilley’s Island, tomorrow, to load ore for Philadelphia, she then returns here with anthracite coal.

Schr. little Secret Couch, has loaded 2,700 qtls. fish at Alan Goodridge & Sons, and sails for Gibraltar, for orders today.

S. S. Adventure leaves New York, today, for Philadelphia, where she loads coal for Sydney. She brings a cargo of “household” to St. John’s, from the latter place.



Dr. LYNCH, of Lamaline , is at present in the city

Mr. Moses DROVER went out by last evening’s train.

Mr. W. H. BUTT came over from Bay Roberts, last evening.

Mr. Justice EMERSON who was visiting Montreal, returned to town by last night express.

Miss BLANDFORD daughter of Capt. D. BLANDFORD, arrived in town by last night express.

Mr. R. DWYER, J. P. Holyrood, who was in town, on business, returned home, yesterday afternoon.

Capt. J. LEWIS, M. H. A. who was in the city on business, returned to Holyrood by last evening train.

Mr. J FOOTE, agent for the N. S. Co., Bell Island, left by train, last evening for Conception Bay, to engage men for his company.


Last evening train took out about 80 passengers, including ; R. DWYER, Capt. J LEWIS, M. H. A., G MAHER, M MARTIN, M DROVER.

The express arrived at 11.30 last night, bringing; Mr. Justice EMERSON, Dr. F PILOT, J MARTIN, Miss BLANDFORD and a few other passengers.

A Big Rush At Bell Island

Mr. J FOOTE, of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., of Bell Island arrived in the city yesterday, to secure men for the winter operations, which are to be on a large scale. We understand that 500 men are required, and Mr. FOOTE is having contingents sent on to the Island, from Harbor Grace, Carbonear, Placentia, Harbor Buffett and other places in Placentia bay. Nearly all of the ore for next summer shipment will be brought to the surface and placed in “Stock piles”, near the loading piers. The last steamer to take away a shipment for 1906 has come and gone and no more will be shipped until spring, a steamer, with a cargo of coal, is shortly expected at the Island, but she will not take away any ore. The 500 men required for winter operations are being offered $1.35 per day, without grub. A small fee of 20 cents is charged for lodgings, which provided by the company . The company has fifty fine dwelling houses and 160 “shacks”. The latter are small but warm, and houses six men comfortably. There should be no trouble in securing men at this season of the year. There are at present 600 men, including foremen, etc, now at work, and with the additional 500, a busy scene of activity will present during the coming winter.


The T. A. Juvenile Society hold its regular weekly meeting, at 2.15 tomorrow afternoon.

The Star Association parades to last Mass, at St. Patrick’s, tomorrow, meeting at 9 a.m.

The weekly meeting of the Cathedral men’s Bible Class takes place in the Synod Hall tomorrow afternoon, at 8. Rev Canon SAUNDERS lectures.

The Harkins Company–numbering thirteen, all told–will arrive by the next express. A telegram was received from Mr. H. yesterday saying that he would leave the next Bruce, from North Sydney.

The S. S. Bruce left Bay of Islands at 8 last night, for North Sydney, taking fourteen saloon and eighty-three steerage passengers. She was delayed several hours at Bay of islands, owing to the snow storm.

The Argyle is due at Placentia, from the westward, today, having made up several days, within the fortnight. A more efficient commander than Capt. O’RIELLY it would be difficult to find as his work proves.

Herring have been plentiful at Salmonier, last week, and the fishermen are getting from two to seven barrels a day in nets. They are of a large size. There is no demand for them, but the people are salting and putting them in barrels. It is the first time that herring has been so plentiful there for several years, and if a vessel were on the scene she would secure a cargo without trouble.

The barque Lavinia left Pernambuco, last Saturday, for St. John’s.

The curlers are expecting particulars of the coming contest at Montreal, by today mail , and if a reply has come a meeting will be held as soon as possible. They begin practicing, on Monday.

The boilers and machinery of the boot and shoe factory are now being overhauled, after a progressive year, the output daily being in the vicinity of 900 pairs. The employees are off, but will resume work about the 29th January.

Miss Rose HUTFCHINGS, daughter of Mr. W. HUTCHINGS, and Mr. Henry SHEPPARD were united in matrimony at Spaniard’s Bay on Monday. The young couple were well known, and received a large number of valuable presents.

Six boys, whose ages ranged from 6 to 16, were before Magistrate FLANNERY, yesterday, charged with stealing chocolates and cigars from Mr. CROSSMAN’s store, Patrick St. Mr. C would not prosecute, and , having received a lecture, they were let off.

Yesterday morning, at 7.30 William HARVEY and Peter PURCELL found a woman on Water Street west in a weak condition, and brought her to the station . The men were prompted to do the latter because of her strange actions. She was only partly clad, her legs being bare, and wore an old shawl about her head. At the station the officers assumed from the Lunatic Asylum, and, on enquiry, found it to be true. She was a Mrs. FOLEY, had been in the institution for over a year, and made her escape through a window. She was brought back to the asylum at 1 o’clock..

No arrests were made by the police, last night.

The first hockey will likely take place on Monday evening.

Passengers for the west, by S. S. Glencoe, will have to connect by the outgoing train, on Monday morning.

Secretary SLATTERY is ill at present, and at last night’s meeting of the Council, Mr. GREEN performed his duties.

There will be a carnival at the Prince’s rink, about the latter part of the month, particulars of which will be announced later.

The schooner Cygnet takes freight for Trepassey, at Horwood’s Lumber Wharf, on Monday and Tuesday, the 7th and 8th January.

The schooner Excelda reached Halifax, on Tuesday, from Harbor Breton; she comes to St. John’s. and will load for Halifax again.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Adam MARTIN will take place tomorrow at 3 o’clock, from the residence of Mrs. Ches. STRANGER, 72 Spencer St.

Report was made to the police, yesterday, that a pair of boots and hockey skates had been taken from under a pile of lumber, near the Prince’s Rink on Thursday night.

Word was received, Thursday, of the death of Robert FORSEY. lighthouse keeper at Grand Bank. Death it is thought came suddenly. Deceased was 50 years of age, and occupied the position for 6 year.

Last night snow storm was severely felt in the city. The fall was not heavy, but the high winds caused it to drift and made it most unpleasant for those whose work called them out. At 11 the snow gave place to rain which continued until an early hour, this morning.

We understand that Mr. P. C. SHORTIS will give a smoking concert before leaving St. John’s. This would prove attractive and be largely attended.

The young men who came from the Sydneys, to spend Christmas with friends, are already beginning to return again, and by last night’s Bruce, 90 men from Conception Bay left for Cape Breton.

From Bay of Islands to here there is no snow on the track, and train hands say that the weather is the mildest ever experienced at this date, since the opening of the cross country service.

Owing to the snow storm of yesterday, the work of repairing the washouts was necessarily slow . Men working at south and north branches should connect today if the weather is favorable.

The whaler Neptune, H. Hanson, which has been employed as a revenue cruiser, the past two years, and recently purchased by the Japanese firm, cleared for Japan yesterday, going via the Azores.

There was an Assyrian christening at Clarke’s Beach on New Day’s Day, which was celebrated in the orthodox fashion. Several young men from town were guests at the ceremony and took part in the festivities.

Passengers who arrived by last night’s express , say that herring have not been plentiful at Bay of Islands the last two days. A number of local fishermen have given up the voyage and only a few bankers are now there.

Richard LAWLOR, of Horse Cove reported to the police, yesterday that he lost a purse containing $31, on Water Street. He is a poor man, and as the money was all he owned, he will grateful to the finder for returning it.

Rumor has it that a shortage of cash has been discovered in a Water St. dry goods store. Up to the present no dismissals or arrests have occurred, as the proprietor has not been able to find sufficient proof against any of the hands, though the amount, which can’t be accounted for is considerable. One young man, who it is said, spent more on sport than he earned is suspected.


CULLEN–Thursday night, Jackson of W. H. and Kats CULLEN, ages 11 years and 10 months, funeral today (Saturday) at 2.30 from his father’s residence, 5 Spencer Street. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation.



Michael COLLINS, a Newfoundlander, Held On Suspicion.

He is Now in the Halifax Prison

Detective HANRAHAN arrived at Halifax from Mulgrave, Dec. 29th, with Michael COLLINS, a seaman of the steamer Harlaw, who is held by the police in connection with the death of William SNOW, who was drowned in Cunard’s dock, Christmas Eve night. COLLINS’ arrest was the result of an investigation of alleged foul play in connection with SNOW’s death. It appears that there was a fight in an Upper Water Street Saloon; between COLINS and SNOW, and the latter came out second best. The men then went out on the street, and the fight resumed, SNOW being struck several times. He became alarmed and rushed down Cunard’s wharf, closely followed by COLLINS. Two other men, who witnessed the row, followed the men down the wharf, but COLLINS was nowhere to be seen. SNOW was seen struggling in the dock and the quartermaster of the cable steamer Minia was seen to throw a rope to the drowning man, which struck the water quite close to him but he did not seem to have the power to catch it and sank almost immediately. Owing to the jog in the wharf, the two men following the combatants had lost sight of them for a few moments, and just what happened during that time is not known. It may have been that SNOW, while trying to escape, fell off the end of the wharf, as the night was very dark. Chief of Police POWER, thinking that COLLINS was indirectly the cause of SNOW falling overboard, waited on the attorney-general and gave him the facts. The attorney-general ordered the police to take immediate steps to arrest COLLINS, with the result that Detective HANRAHAN went to Mulgrave, and on the arrival of the steamer Harlaw, from Halifax, Thursday night, he arrested the accused medical Examiner FINN will order an investigation.--

COLLIMS belongs to St. John’s and went to Halifax several weeks ago, to join the S. S. Cape Breton , but that ship had left Portland he engaged on the Harlaw. He is about 23 years old, and formerly lived in the West End. SNOW is also said to belong to Newfoundland

S.S. Bruce At Bay of Islands

The S. S. Bruce arrived at Bay of Islands at ten last night, after a good run from North Sydney. She brought a full freight, a large mail, and the following passengers; W. S. HAWKINS, F. CUMMINGS, H and Mrs. STUBBS, W and Mrs ENGLISH, Miss K POWER, Miss H ASHLEY, Miss J ALEXANDER, L BRESEN, A BOWKER, R. NESMITH, M GIFFIN, D.G. And Mrs. McALPINE, Mrs. John SUTTON, A. T. LAWRENCE, C. A. C. BRUCE, R. SHAW, F.C. PATTEN, W.E. BISHOP, Dr. H. and Mrs GUTERO, M MATHIESON, C. B. HARRIS, W. A. LAWRENCE, E. A. DICKSON, in saloon, and 21 in second cabin. The express is due at 10.30 tonight.

Saturday Night’s Fire Alarm.

At 8.10 Saturday evening the Eastern and Central firemen were called to the residence of Mr. John FOX, Gower St., the chimney being on fire, for which as alarm was sent in. It was easily extinguished, and no damage was sustained, several minutes after the alarm was received the “all out” sounded.

The Missing “Ponce” Newfoundland Captain .

The missing steamer Ponce, referred to in the News messages this morning is commanded by Captain Thomas J DALTON, from city of Carbonear, and was engaged in the trade between New York and Porto Rica. She is a steamer of 8,503 tons gross built in 1899, and was classed A.1 for 100 years. Captain DALTON is well known in St. John’s and received his master’s certificate from Examiners English and Moss, in 1899, in company with Capt. George JACKMAN, of Ryan’s schooner Virginia. Last year–about this season–the Ponce was struck by a typhoon, and badly damaged, the good seamanship of Capt. DALTON alone saving the ship. An address was presented by him by the passengers on board in acknowledgment of his seamanship, and was published in the News . The Ponce is a first class ship, with a first class Newfoundland captain, and will yet turn up safely, it is hoped.

J Rupert Elliott Died At Hospital.

The death of J Rupert ELLIOTT, a well known Nova Scotia business man and writer, took place at the General Public hospital, St. John, N. B. Dec.14th. Mr. ELLIOTT was a passenger from England on the Empress of Ireland, and was taken ill on shipboard .

After landing he grew worse, until it was deemed wise to take him to hospital, the malady from which he was suffering having reached the acute stage. Mr. ELLIOTT was a man of culture and considerable literary attainments. For may years he was engaged in the apple exporting business, but of late he had devoted most of his time to writing about the resources of his native province.

Mr. ELLIOTT has visited Newfoundland on several occasions, where he has a number of friends. The deceased is survived by a widow , one son and one daughter.


For the last 48 hours excellent weather has prevailed along the railway, the temperature being only a few points below freezing. last night, at 8 o’clock, the following reports were received;

Port aux Basque– S.W., snowing, 27 above.

Bay of islands–N.W. , snowing, 20 above.

Gaff Topsails–N.W., light, fine, 15 above.

Bishop’s Falls–N.W., light, fine, 18 above.

Clarenville, N. light, fine, 21 above.

Whiteburn–N.W. light, fine, 32 above.



The S. S. Home Blandford, arrives from North Sydney at 8.30 a.m. yesterday, after a stormy trip. She left the latter port at 2 a.m. Thursday and met a blizzard crossing the gulf, a terrible sea raged, and the ship was knocked about badly, being forced to lay to. The storm continued Thursday night and when it abated Friday morning , the steamer was badly iced up and for hours the crew were engaged beating it off the decks and rigging. The ship came through, however, without damage, a full cargo of freight and three passengers came by her.



Portia, left Wesleyville at daylight yesterday, going north.

Prospero reached Hermitage at 7.20 p.m. Saturday, coming east.


Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 3.34 p.m. yesterday, and sails again this morning, on her last trip for the season.

Argyle leaves Placentia this afternoon, on the Merasheen route.

Glencoe left Bugeo at 1.30 p.m. Saturday, coming east.



The schooner Bella G. , from Burin, bound to Halifax with a cargo of dry fish, put in to Isaac’s Harbor, last week.

Thomas NOFTAL was before the magistrate Saturday, charged with the larceny of a keg of grapes from the F. B. Wood Co. He was fined $50 or two months’ imprisonment.

Three arrests were made on Saturday night. One , a marine of H. M. S. Brilliant, was permitted to go yesterday morning , on depositing $5. The others go before the magistrate this morning.

It is expected that the work of repairing the damage caused by the washouts will be completed by tomorrow afternoon.

The S. S. Virginia Lake is now on dock, and a large number of shipwrights are engaged putting the sheathing of green hears about her hull.

Mr. J. MARTIN of Torbay, lost a fine horse, Saturday afternoon. It perished while drawing a load over Barter’s Hill. The loss to Mr. MARTIN at this season is a heavy one.

S. S. Carthaginian is now due from Liverpool.

The general opinion of taxpayers is that the Council should accede to the request of the sanitary employees and give then the increase in wages. At present the sweepers receive $6.50 and the carters $7, and they ask for $8 a week. Their avocation calls them out in all kinds of weather and the Finance Committee, it is hoped, will take this into consideration, when considering the matter.

Guard CAREW, of the police station, who was laid up for a few days with sprained leg, resumed duty last night.

The schooner Athlone, which loaded herring at Bay of islands for J. A. Fraquhar & Co. Halifax, struck a ledge while entering Canso, last week. She was towed off, and on examination shoed that she sustained very little damage.

Captain William TOOKER, who has been employed on survey duty in the north Atlantic for the past fifteen year, on retirement has been appointed to the cruiser Euryalus, flagship of the Fourth Cruiser Squadron for service on the Newfoundland survey.



Mr. Hugh ROSS of Messrs Rose & Mathieson, St. John’s was in town today on the firm’s business.

Owing to the SSW gale this morning the schooner Theresa owned by Mr. Abraham NORTHCOTT, dragged her anchors but came through the breeze without damage.

Messer E. B. Thompson, Dougald MUNN and John McRAE left by this morning train for St. John’s and Mr. William NOEL who spent a Christmas holiday here returned to the city by the evening train.

On Thursday evening the Salvation Army held a special service at the Citadel here. Captain G. SPARKS, the officer in charge. Captain G. F. MILLER of Carbonear and Mr. HOUSE of St. John’s were the speakers.

Messrs C. D. GARLAND, master-cooper and John SHEPPARD, truck-man, are confined to their home at present through illness, and through their friends are somewhat anxious their condition is not considered serious.

Captain John SPENCE returned from St. John’s by Friday evening train. He has been appointed to fill the vacancy at the customs here recently filled and subsequently left open by the resignation of Mr. George T. GORDON. Captain SPENCE takes up his new duties on Monday next.

At a meeting of Lodge . Hr. Grace, A. F. & A. M. held last Thursday night , the following officer were installed:– W. WARD, R. W. M , Frank McRAE, Senior Warden; Andrew PARSONS, junior Warden, John DAVIS, Secretary ; James CRON, Treasurer, Ernest SIMMONS, Senior Deacon, W. S. GOODWIN, Junior Deacon, Arthur TAPP and W. J. JANES. Stewards; Robert FRENCH, Inner Guard, and Archibald Nichols TYLER.

Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. have arranged for the S. S. Adventure to bring cargo of North Sydney coal here about 18th January. This steamer is supposed to be now at Philadelphia, Loading anthracite coal for Sydney, after discharging which she will load there for harbor Grace. This firm is bringing here, by rail, from Whitebourne, the building known as Murphy’s Hotel, which has been taken down in sections and sold to parties in sections and sold to parties hereabouts for secondhand lumber.

The funeral of the late John LYNCH took place from his late residence, on Le Merchant Street, at 3 p.m. Friday and was attended by a large number of representative citizens, who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one, as an exemplary citizen, deserved the esteem and regard of his townsmen . The remains were taken to the R. C. Cathedral, where the burial service was conducted, and afterwards to the cemetery for interment.

Mr. LYNCH was born in St. John’s, in 1824, on a property adjacent to the youthful home of His Grace Archbishop HOWLEY. In his early manhood Mr. LYNCH was employed in work connected with the water works at St. John’s, and 44 years ago, when a water service was initiated here he came to Harbor Grace, and saw the whole system of pipes brought into and through the town. Since that time he was superintended the company’s works here and, without doubt, he has been a faithful and trustworthy official. Ever anxious in the company interest to give satisfaction to it and the public, he has labored incessantly in season and out of season, and often under very trying circumstances, to perform his duties with a conscientious regards for the well serving of his employers and the public so zealous has he been in this respect that when really unfitted through advance years and declining strength, he has super-intended work when he should have been at home by reason of ill health; but with the grit of a true Briton he stuck to his post until his task was accomplished. Even in his late illness, which lasted only about a fortnight, his mind constantly dwelt upon the work of which he was the superintendent, and only the day before he died, he gave instruction concerning work then on hand. Mr. LYNCH was thoroughly master of the work entrusted to his care, and it will be difficult to secure the service of one so well qualified, to succeed him. He was always of a cheery disposition, and it truly seemed good to exchange greetings with him. He held to the last a wonderfully retentive memory, and his intelligence was above the average. To his sorrowing widow and his sons, now in the United States, the sympathy of the public here goes out.


Harbor Grace, Jan, 5, 1907


Last night it was snowing west from Clarenville, through there was very little frost. At 8.30 the reports received from the different stations were:--

Port Aux Basque–N.W. light; snowing; 28 above.

Bay of Islands–S.E. light; snowing, 38 above.

Gaff Topsail–Calm; snowing, 22 above.

Bishop’s Falls–S.W., light, snowing; 20 above.

Clarenville–W., light, snowing; 28 above.

Whitbourn–N.W. light, cloudy, 28 above.



Portia reached Lewisporte at 3.15 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 3.45

Prospero left St. Mary’s at 2.20 p.m. yesterday, and is due at 6 this morning.

Prospero sails again at 10 a.m. tomorrow.


Argyle left Placentia, last evening on the Marsheen route.

Clyde leaves Lewisporte, this morning, going south.

Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 8 a.m yesterday, with the following passengers; Messrs Rose, Lake, Burke (3), McCarthy, Chaffey, Doctors Smith and Mahoney, Smith (2) ; Misses Smith, Mahoney, and six in second cabin. She sails again this morning, going west.


S.S. Regulus leaves for Pilley’s Island, this morning.

S.S. Silvia left Halifax, Saturday night, for New York.

S.S .Mongolian reached Glasgow, yesterday morning.

S.S. adventure leaves Philadelphia, this evening, for Sydney.

Schooner Jessie, Keeping, arrived from Oporto, yesterday morning, after a run of 15 days. The Jessie went over in 16 days from Harbor Breton, and the round trip has been made in 40 days.


The shore train, last evening, took out; G. E.BUTT, M. HUTTON, Miss FLYNN, J WALSH and about 40 others.

The shore train arrived at 11.30 last night, bringing; Very Rev. Monsignor WALSH, Rev. Dr. CURTIS, Rev. Canon NOEL, Rev. Mr. WHITEHOUSE, J. A. ROBINSON, P. LAKE, D. BURKE, CHAFFEY, J HEARN, J. CANTWELL, E. HOSKINS, T. ROSE, T. P. CONNORS; Misses WALSH, SMITH, MAHONEY, ROSE and about 20 others.

The express arrived at midnight, with the W. S. Harkins troupe, Dr. LESLIE, C. A. C. BRUCE, D. G. and Mrs. McALPINE, G. PRIDEAUX, A. J. LAWRENCE and a few others.


“JACK Quinn” referred to in yesterday News, appeared before Judge Flannery, in the morning, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

A young woman who had been employed in a West End store, and left the city quietly a few weeks ago , is reported at Halifax, where she is living in luxury and having a good time. She has no intention of returning at present.

Scarlet fever is epidemic at Carbonear, through fortunately it is of mild type and no deaths are reported.

St. John’s store La Marchant Road, was entered during Sunday and $ 8 stolen from the cash register, the police were acquainted, and are now looking for the thief.

The two gangs of men engaged repairing the railroad on the West Coast, met at North branch, yesterday. They will start together today and the work will likely be finished at an early date.

About twenty naval reservists from H. M. S. Brilliant, left for their homes in Conception Bay yesterday and another batch leaves, this morning. They will not go south in H. M.S. Brilliant, as expected.

The Supreme Court opens today, after the Christmas Holidays.

Sergeant CORBETT. who has been ill of late, is steadily improving.

Capt. T. BONIA, M. H. A. arrived in the city from Placentia, by last night’s train.

The preliminary examination into Augustus SWEENEY’s case will not take place until next week, as his counsel , Mr. FURLONG, K.C. is engaged in Supreme Court work and the Lunatic inquiry.

There is a good sign of herring in Placentia Bay, but they are still in deep water. The weather has been unfavorable of late, which prevented the fishermen from doing anything.

Mr. W. B. GRIEVE has a wire from Battle Harbor via Red Bay, yesterday morning, of date Dec. 30, stating is was very cold , all well, and that a few seals were taken.

The death occurred at Montreal on Saturday last, of Mr. Robert KELLOND, at the advance age of 88 years. The deceased was the father of Mrs. Chesley WOODS, of this city.

A lad named MORRISSEY fell through the ice on Burton’s Pond yesterday afternoon. It occurred near the shore , but the boy received a ducking and a bad fright. He was fished out by some companions.


ROOST–On the 6th January of consumption. John the third youngest son of Bridget and the late Andrew ROOST, ages 81/2 years; funeral today Tuesday from his late residence, 8 Lime street. Friends and acquaintance please attend without further notice.


Mr. ANDREWS and family desire to thank those kind friends who sent wreaths and flowers to adorn the coffin of her late husband. F. B. Wood & co. and his fellow workers. Mrs. George MORRIS, Mrs. John ENGLAND, Mr. S EBSARY, Mrs. J RODGERS and especially Miss Katie ANDREWS , Mrs. GRANT and Mrs. Charlie COOPER and all those who sympathized in their sad and sudden bereavement .

Wednesday January 9 1907


One of the coldest days for the season was experienced along the railway yesterday. It continued cold last night, the following reports being received at 8 p.m.

Port aux Basques–N.W. , light, fine; 8 above

Bay of Islands–N.W., light, fine, 10 above.

Gaff Topsails–N. W. ; light, fine, 5 below.

Bishop’s Falls–N. W. light, fine, 3 above.

Clarenville–N.W. light, fine, 20 above.

Withbourne–N.W. light, fine, 26 above.


Mr. I Perlin leaves for England by the Siberian on business.

Mr. J Kennedy, Avondale, was in the city, yesterday.

Mr. M. F. Abbott, of Port au Port arrived by Monday express.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Peters are contemplating a trip to the Old Country, as an early date.

Mr. D . Glaveen, Harbor Grace, who was visiting town, left for home last evening’s express.

Mr. R. J. Courage, of Garnish, arrived by the Prospero, yesterday, and will remain a feww day, on business.

Capt. Walter Kennedy, Holyrood came to town, yesterday, on business; he returns home by this morning’s train.

Mr. A Farrell, St. Lawrence, who has been in the city, the last week on business, leaves for home by the next Glencoe.

A telegram was received in town , yesterday, from Heart’s Content, announcing the death of Miss Alice Butt, of the Anglo Cable Staff. There will be general sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Butt in their sad bereavement.


Mr. M Kennedy of Holyrood who has been fishing in South Carolina, the last two years, returned home a few days ago, to spend the winter with his family. He has been mate of a steam fisher during that time, and though the work was strenuous, owing to the excessive heat, the wages given was sufficient inducement to continue at it. Mr. Kennedy is a brother of Captain W. Kennedy.


By the Bruce, last trip, 100 men of Fortune Bay and nearby points, who were engaged in the herring fishery, left for Port aux Basque, and will proceed to their homes by the Glencoe. A large number of fishermen have left off lately, as the voyage is practically over.

Schooner Ion Dien, from Halifax passed Cape Race, yesterday; she loads at Crosbie & Co., for Brazil.


Munn & Co.’s tern schooner Mellie Louise, Capt. Mark Burke, anchored here, on Wednesday, on her way to harbor Grace from Pernambuco.

The Bright. Beatrice, Capt. Westcott, arrived from Cadiz, on the 2nd January, 35 days’ passage, an eventful time was experienced when making the land, and the vessel came perilously near being ashore just of Fermeuse. The skillful management of the captain and his hardy sailors, however, avoided any mishap. The Beatrice is laden with salt for John Rorke & Sons.

The Orange Society, of Freshwater, held it annual parade on the 3rd January. About 220 brethren formed the procession, accompanied by the brass band of Western Bay. The society attended Divine service at Freshwater Church, the sermon being preached by Rev. C. Lench, Past Grand Chaplain.

A boy was before the court, this week, charges with drunkenness and disturbing the peace, for which he was given the option of 6 day in Harbor Grace jail or pay the fine of one dollar. Thinking an “excursion” to the second city would have a beneficial effect, he quickly chose the former, Constable Benson was constituted an escort forthwith.

The talented organist of the Methodist church, Mr. A Taylor, was the recipient of a handsome donation not long since, from the adherents of that denomination, as a pleasant reminder of their appreciation of his service. The presentation was made by Rev. T. B. Darby, B. A. , accompanied by three well known ladies, prominent in church work.

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. Edward Taylor, on New Year’s evening, when Mrs. Laura Scott, nee Taylor, and Mr. J W Janes, of Hants Harbor were united in holy wedlock, Rev. T. B. Darby, B.A. performing the interesting ceremony. Immediately after the joining of hearts and hands, the merry company were invited to partake of a sumptuous supper. Mr and Mrs. Janes proceeded to their new home at Hants Harbor, the following day, carrying with them the best wishes of their many friends.

The C. E. A. A. of St. James Parish, celebrated New Year’s day by holding their annual parade. About 150 members, composed the ranks, and kept time with the music of the Orange band. Past president M. J.Hawker, officers-elect and the marshals are to be congratulated on its success.

Since our lat letter another milestone has been reached in the realm of Time, and 1906 , with its successes and failures, hill henceforth be known only in history. Regarding our own town, the year just closed has been a fairly prosperous one, particularly so to those engaged in the staple industry of the Colony. The high price ruling for the Labrador catch during the past few seasons have quickened the wheels of progress in every avenue of labor, and today finds our people in better circumstances than ever before. Let up hope that the new year, which has ushered in so favorable, may bring as equal measure of prosperity.



Before Full Bench

The winter session of the Supreme Court opened yesterday, at 11 a.m. The grand jury was in attendance, as follows, T. M. White, A Hiscock, J Johnson, G. Neal, R. J. Callahan, F. J. Connors, J Meehan, S Sparks, W. Malcolm, R. Feahan, F. C. Wells, W. Martin, H Thomas, R. H. Trapnell, R. Wright, W Shirran, W. Rogerson, R. St. Hill, A Lush, J Gallivan.

The following cases were dealt with.

Wm. Winsor vs. Darius Blandford, and Darius Blandford vs. Wm. Winsor, was set down for trial January 16th before a special jury. Mr. Furlong, K.C. for Winsor, Sir R. P Morris for Blandford.

G Soper & Sons vs Baine Johnston & Co. As the plaintiff did not appear, the case was struck off the docket.

A J Harvey & Co. vs. Tessier & Co. Upon motion of J. J. McGrath, for plaintiff, W. E. Wood for defendant consenting, this case is set for Thursday, January 17th.

Thos Grant vs. Thos J Allen Furlong, K.C. , for Allen, moves for a day, J.J. Fenelon, for Grant, consenting. January 10th is set. .

E. M. Jackman vs. C. E. Seeley, KC., for Jackman, asks to have motion deferred. W.R. Howley, for Seeley, consenting. Ordered accordingly

E.M. Jackman vs C.E. Seeley, second case. W.R. Howley, for Seeley, asks that motion be deferred on grounds similar to those raised in first case. Ordered accordingly.

In re insolvent estate of Robert Munn, late of Harbor Grace, deceased, Green K. C. moves for remuneration to be granted to C. S. Pinsent, trustee. The court took time to consider.

Ellen Burton vs. Stephen Bragg. Motion for a day enlarged. J. J. Fenelon for plaintiff. Sir E. P. Morris for defendant.

A. S. Newhook vs. J D Ryan, On motion of F. Morris, K.C. for Ryan, appellant, Kent, K.C. for respondent, consenting, this appeal is set for January 12.

Margaret McGrath vs. Patrick Scanlon, Edwd. K Scalon, Alice Dwyer, Brendon Scanlon and John Scanlon. On motion of W. R. Howley, for plaintiff, and by consent of C O’N Conroy, for defendants, this case is set for trial January 18th.

The court then proceeded with the appeal re Bait Act case, reported elsewhere.

Naval Reservists Cause Trouble

About 9.30 last night three naval reservists, who had over indulged in the cup that inebriates attempted to emulate the doings on Water Street to their own liking, and incidentally knock down any citizen that came their way. Constable Nugent and Hann strongly objected to the proceedings, and the former brought up one of the “defenders of the Empire”with a quick jerk of the arm. This was the signal for a regular battle between the “land lubbers” and the seamen, and for upwards of ten minutes it was very exciting. The police, however, were doing the best work, and one of the naval men drew a knife, intending to use it. He failed to get a chance to do any cutting, however, as a blow from one of the police made him cut for his ship. Another also ran, but the third, named Hillier, was held by Nugent, and taken to the station. Some of the reservists when they don the uniform provided by the King, imagine they own the earth and the fullness thereof, and think it dead easy to run the town. Considering that a few of their number have been subjected to severe punishment by the magistrate and on board ship, the others should take warning and conduct themselves as best as they can, while in the city.



Prospero, Fitzpatrick, arrived yesterday at noon, from western ports , after a rough trip. Severe snow storms were experienced in the Gulf and crossing from Sydney. She brought 200 packages freight, and the following passengers, Rev. S Hann, Dr. Bullard, Messers J R. Courage, R Vigus, Jas Flynn, S Gover, H McLean, J Chafe, C Rankin, Misses McDonald, Flynn, Ryan, Carter, Masters, Freebairn, Keough, Windsor (2) Vin. Carew, Vic. Carew, R. J. Cashin, and 40 steerage.

Prospero sails west at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Portia reached Pilley’s island at 1.30 p.m. yesterday, going north.


Clyde left Lewisporte at 8.40 p.m. yesterday, going west

Glencoe left Placentia at 12.40 p.m. yesterday going west.

Argyle left Sound Island at 4 p.m. yesterday inward.

Schooner Regal C lake has reached Oporto, after a run of 20 days.


Two drapers in a central establishment, who did not return to work after tea, Monday evening, were given a month’s wages and their dismissal, yesterday morning.

A resident of Casey St. reported at midnight, that his wife had left home and he was unable to find her. He said she had no cause for her action, but the belief is that the woman’s lot is not as happy as it might be.

Monday afternoon on New Gower St., a boy struck Mr. Richard Hopkins on the head with a part of a brick, and but for his heavy cap, Mr. H would have been seriously injured. He intends bringing the lad before the magistrate.

Remains of Capt. Joseph Cusack, who died at Bay of Islands, last week, have been sent to Gloucester for interment. He was looking after the interests of Gardner and Parsons, when he contracted a cold, which developed in pneumonia. Capt. Cusack was 40 years of age, and a native of Burin.

An unfortunate woman, in a bad state of intoxication, created a scene at the foot of Barter’s Hill at 7 last night. Some youngsters, who followed her, were responsible for the woman giving an exhibition. A friend persuaded the inebriate to go to her boarding house, and assisted her along before the police arrived.

Michael Collins to whom the News referred, Monday last, as being held at Halifax for being connected with seaman Snow’s death, has been before the stipendiary magistrate, at Halifax, and was committed to the Supreme Court, to stand trial on the charge of manslaughter. His trial takes place at an early date.

The R.N. mission to Deep Sea fishermen acknowledge, with thanks the receipt of twenty dollars ($20.00) from William Ashbourne, Esq. J. P. of Twillingate.

A Subscriber, writing from Tilt Cove, says that Mr. E. R. Fordham, engineer of Schram Harker & Co., London England, has arrived there with a large diamond drill to do some prospecting for the Cape Copper Co.

Miss I Pitcher left for Botwoodville by last evening express.

The Prospero reports no ice in the Gulf, but while she was there the frost was intense.

Supt. Sullivan has resumed duties, though he has not yet recovered from his cold.

Mr. MacLean, Marconi operator at Cape Race, arrived by the Prospero, and will spend a short holiday in the city.

Three new cases of scarlet fever developed, yesterday, and were reported to the health authorities. The sufferers were living at Mount Scio.

James Breen, painter, of Sydney, who was spending Christmas with relatives in the city , left for Cape Breton, by last evening’s train.

Templeman’s schooner Gertrude L sailed from Catalina, on the 2nd January, with a cargo of fish for Naples. John Wiltshire has gone captain on her.

A gentleman came to town yesterday, with a pair of skates and left them either in the train or street car. He will probably will recover them today.

The schooner Collector, which ran ashore on the West Coast and was towed to North Sydney, has undergone repairs and sailed for Gloucester with her cargo of herring.

Mr. A Shano and family left by yesterday’s express for North Sydney, where in future he will reside. Mr. Shano has been appointed as post clerk for Newfoundland at North Sydney.

Mrs. Huskinson wife of Dr. Huskinson, H. M. S. Calypso, met with a painful accident, yesterday afternoon. When walking down Cochrane St. she fell and broke one of the bones in her right arm. Dr. Keegan attended her and set the broken bones.

Alice Walsh arrested on Monday night, was sent to the penitentiary, yesterday, for 80 days, for her disorderly conduct. She refused to walk to the prison, notwithstanding that she could have Const. Coady as her escort, so a cab had to be procured.

The police are still on the hunt for the person who stole the money from the Le Marchant store. Nothing but the cash was taken, and there is no clue to work upon. The thief evidently was familiar with the place, and knew how to open the cash register.

The express, yesterday took out a large number of passengers, including 15 reservists and the following; J and Mrs. Kennedy. A Shano and family, Mrs. A Kennedy, D Glaveen, M Larder, G.Morris, A Pilavien, M Kennedy, Miss L Young.

Messrs T Farrell & Sons of St. Lawrence are negotiating for a purchase of a 124 ton schooner at Gloucester, which if bought, will be used in the banking industry. Captain Walter Kennedy of the Campanula leaves in a week or so for Gloucester to inspect the vessel and, if suitable will bring her to St. Lawrence.

Thursday January 10 1907

Big Storm Up Country

All day yesterday a severe storm raged along the railway. It blew a gale from the southeast, with blinding snow drifts and the mercury down to zero. The men at work repairing the washouts had to discontinue, owing to the severity of the weather, and South Branch, drifts were piled two feet high in the afternoon. At night there was no moderation in the wind’s velocity, though the temperature decreased considerably . At 8 p.m. the reports received were:--

Port aux Basques–S.E. , light; dull; 25 above.

Little River–S.E. raining.

Bay of islands–S. W.; light; drifting; 18 above.

Gaff topsails–N.E.\\strong, drifting, 10 above

Bishop’s Falls–S. E. light, drifting.

Clarenville–S.E. strong; raining; 26 above.

Withbourne–S. E. strong, cloudy, 27 above.


The 6 p.m. train, yesterday, took out ; J O’Neill, F. McRae, Chafe, J Sullivan, R. Kennedy and about 10 others.

The shore train arrived at 10.10 last night, bringing; E and Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. J. A. Robinson, E. C. Robinson, C. H. Hutchins, W. McNeilly, R. C. Rendell, J Shea and about 20 others.


Capt. Bonia returns to Placentia, this morning.

Mr. F. McRae returned to Harbor Grace last evening.

Mr. Gulnac arrived from Norris Arm, yesterday morning

Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy arrived from Avondale, last night.

Mr. M. T. Flynn, Mortier Bay, is at present in the city on business.

Mr. H Ready, Mortier Bay, is at present in the city winding up last year’s business.

Mr. Chafe of Harbor Grace, who was in the city, on business, returned home last evening.

Mr. R. C. Rendell, Talcville arrived last night’s train, and will remain a few day, on business.

General Booth, of the Salvation Army, is expected to visit Canada in March. He may include Newfoundland in his tour.

Messrs, C. H. Hutching and W. McNeily, who were in Spaniard’s Bay, on professional business, returned by last night’s train.

Mrs. J. A. Robinson and Mr. C. Robinson, who had been visiting friends at Carbonear returned to town by last night’s train.

Mr. W. D. Reid leaves by this afternoon’s express for Montreal, to visit his father. Mr. Reid will be absent from the city only a short time.

Mr. Robert Reid, who served his articles with Messrs, Morine and Gibbs, and was subsequently admitted to the Nova Scotia bar, is applying for admission to the bar of Ontario.



Portia reached Tilt Cove at 11 a.m. yesterday, going north.

Prospero sails west at 10 this a.m. taking in saloon, Misses Lundregan, and Ellis and Mrs. Hillier; 22 steerage.


Clyde arrived at Twillingate at 4.45 p.m. yesterday.

Glencoe left hermitage Cove at 2 p.m. yesterday, going west.

Argyle leaves Placentia this morning going west.

A St. John’s nurse to Wed.

A daughter of St. John’s, who is a trained nurse, will be one of the principals in a romantic marriage. Leaving St. John’s a year or two ago, she secured a position on the staff of an American Hospital. Among the patients under her care was the wife of a wealthy capitalist, who in spite of the best attention, was claimed by death. The husband was so impressed with the manner in which the nurse cared for her, that recently he sought her hand and heart, and has been accepted. The ceremony, which will make them one, will be performed in March and during June they purpose visiting St. John’s.


Mrs. Robert Hall of Riverhead, Southside, died on Sunday night, aged about 40 years.

Mr. L. T. Chafe, agent at Messrs, Murray & Crawford’s here, went to St. John’s by Monday morning train to settle up business affairs for the past year.

Mr. Michael Leary and Miss Maggie Griffin, daughter of Mr. Thomas Griffin, were united in marriage at the R. C. Cathedral this afternoon.

Diver Squires of St. John’s, with diving apparatus arrived by Monday evening train to remove the ballast from the sunken block which obstructs the front of Messrs Murray & Crawford’s wharf.

Most of the schools here resumed work on Monday after the Christmas holidays. Captain Daniel Fitzgerald opened a night school at the unoccupied shop of Mr. Victor Parsons that night for young men wishing to study navigation and learn the use of the chart.

Misses Fannie and Minnie Pugh who were home for the Christmas vacation and Miss Strong who had been a guest of Mrs. and Rev. J Pincock, returned to St. John’s on Saturday to resume their studies at the Methodist College. Miss Rose Archibald, , to the same college and master George Trapp to Bishop Feild College, went by Monday evening train.

Businessmen often injure their trade by attempting too much. When firms send their agents here and sell by wholesale to local firms, these do not expect the supplying firms to send the same class of goods to a local agent here and afterwards an expect salesman to sell the same at slaughter prices. When the wholesale agent comes about another year he will be shown the doorway by the local firms.

The C of E Board of Education here opened a Superior school at the old Grammar school on Monday. Mr. Edward Chipman is the principal.

Lawyer McNeilly of St. John’s arrived here by this afternoon train. Messrs George T Gordon and Charles Brown left for Boston by the evening express, the former to seek medical treatment and the latter to resume work.

A large number of cases occupied the attention of the Court from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. today. Most of the cases were unimportant, the chief one being a larceny of hay at Spaniard’s bay. The evidence was not sufficient to lead to a conviction and the case was dismissed. Messrs Knight and Karney for the defendant.

The Conception Bay British Society held its annual meeting on Monday night, when the election of officers for ensuing year took place. The following hold office:– Albert Rogers, President, re-elected; John C Sheppard, Vice-President, re-elected ; Albert Heath, Treasurer, re-elected; W. Butt, Secretary elected; Paul Higgins’ 1st committeeman; E Rogers 2nd; Thomas Courage, 3rd; Herbert Andrews, 4th; James Neil, 5th, E Quinn, 6th; W Davis, 7th; W Harris, 8th; and John Martin 9th. Matthew French, re-elected hall-keeper; Hector Martin re-elected Steward, George re-elected Grand Marshal

Rumor says that the Government is exacting the license fee of $1,500 from the Harbor Grace Whaling Co., for the year when this company was not operating, the year when the S. S. Harbor Grace was lost on the voyage from Norway to this country. This company, it is said, has not made a success of the whaling venture, and one cannot think that a Government whose object should to be to foster new industries, would be so merciless as to exact a fee when the loss of the ship with all on board prevented the company from operating that year. Had the ship reached port, the whaling voyage would have entered upon that year, one can hardly think its fair that the fee should be paid. This company has been striving to stem the current of adversity, which has set against is since its inception, and to be now taxed with a very heavy license fee, which was not expected and which cannot be considered just, it almost viewed as a calamity by the shareholders. It is right to pay lawful obligations, but it is very hard to respond to doubtful claims. Everything in reason should be done to assist in helping on a concern which is struggling, especially as many of the shareholders are poor, not crush it out of existence.


Harbor Grace, Jan 8 1907


His Excellency the Governor-in-Council has been pleased to appoint Rev. Moses King Gardener (Bay Bulls Arm), to be a member of the Church of England Board of Education for the district of Random, in place of Rev. W. Pitcher, left the District; Rev. Bro. T. A. Pendergast, to be a member of the Roman Catholic Board of Examiners; Rev. M. F. Power to be a member of the Roman Catholic Board of Education for Harbor Breton, in place of Rev. P. E. Adams, to be a member of Education for Stephenville, in place of Rev. P. W. Brown, left the Colony; Messrs Daniel Foley (Tilting) , and William J Bryan, to be member of the Roman Catholic Board of Education for Fogo, in place of Messrs. James Keough and John Dwyer retired ,

Secretary’s Office, January 8th 1907


Messrs James Oake and Brothers are building a fine schooner of between 30 and 40 tons, under the capable superintendence of Mr. James Johnson.

It is with regret we have to chronicle the ill health of Mr. Robert Scott, and it is hoped he may with rest and attention, soon become his old self again.

Mr. H. J. Lind has take up residence in St. John’s, after a pleasant sojourn in our midst. Best wishes for his future are hereby tendered.

Report has it that Mr. Robert Scott Jr. is leaving Fogo, for the winter. We trust, however, to are the familiar faces of our friend “ere the rose bloom again.”

Capt. Mark Jones is fully recovered from his recent illness. His mother, who was also on the sick list is now on the high road to good health.

On December 26th a very pleasant and interesting social even was consummated in the marriage of Miss Emma Downer to Mr. Joseph Payne, Jr. Congratulations and bon voyage to the happy couple.

A large number of men find employment in building operations during the winter. Dwelling houses, ice houses, etc., are going up all around and it is estimated that fully twenty new residences are now in course of construction .

Capt. Ambrose Payne is at present in St. John’s, looking after the purchase of a schooner in which to prosecute the fishery the coming summer, Capt. Payne was successful the past season and with pluck and perseverance characteristic of him , will no doubt, keep up a good reputation as a fish killer.

It is our sad duty to record the death of Miss Alice Lucas, which occurred on Sunday December 30th. Deceased was daughter of our respected townsman, Mr. Thomas J Lucas, and was twenty-one years of age. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved ones in their hour of affliction.

A remarkable thing , this winter is the temporary desertion of Little Fogo Islands by their inhabitants–not a single person remaining behind. Some of the people have gone in the Bay and others are living at Joe Batts Arm and adjacent places. In the event of seals striking the islands, this spring, the absence of the men there may mean the loss of hundred of dollars.

Capt Talk’s of Hr. Buffett Purchase

During the past two seasons the tendency of our outport dealers in the fisheries of the country to invest in the purchase of American banking schooners has been quite marked. This is due to the prosperity, and also to the great cheapened price of those schooners in Gloucester, Essex Beverly, etc., as a result of their being superceded by much heaver craft, of 125 to 140 tons, many of which are equipped besides, with gasoline engines of propulsion . The vessels this falling into disuse are of lighter built, 55 to 60 to 90 and odd tons and were formerly employed in the mackerel and herring fisheries, and the cox-fisheries of the Georges and the Grand Banks. The latest of those purchases is the schooner William C Cross, 93 tons, built of white oak, at Bath, Maine, the seat of the shipbuilding industry of New England, the wealthiest little town of its size in the United States, the town whence was launched the sightly shipping of every class , which the pride of Uncle Sam before the Civil War. The W. C. Cross was purchased by Captain Tulk, of Harbor Buffett, P.B. whose negotiation for the vessel was helped to a successful issue by Mr. James Gleeson, of Gloucester. Captain Tulk is highly pleased with the performance of the boat. She is a swift sailor and easily handled, her proportions being handsome and tapering like those of a yacht, aft , with a clean overhang. Captain Tulk made quick run, from Gloucester to Georgetown, P. E. I. , in spite of stormy weather. There he loaded with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots, and poultry, and will haul in today to Tessier’s upper premises, where he will retail the produce, returning home at week hence.



The Ill-Fated Steamship Huronian

London, January 1.–There has been washed up on the beach at Castle Rock, in the north of Ireland, a bottle containing a message from the steamship Huronian, which disappeared in the spring of 1902, to the effect that she was sinking fast. The message which gives no location follows:– Huronian sinking fast; top heavy; one side under water, good-bye, mother and sister. Charles McFall greaser.

The Huronian left Glasgow with one passenger from St. John’s, in February, 1902. A greaser named McFall, was aboard the ill fated vessel.

This is the second time the Huronian has been heard from since she sailed from Glasgow, on February 11, 1902, for St. John’s Nfld.

A report from Montreal, dated June 17, and that on June 2, a bottle was picked up 45 miles east of Halifax containing the following note written on a scrap of paper:– “Steamer Huronian turned over Sunday Night, in Atlantic. In small boat, fourteen of us”.

The Boston Herald of the 23rd December 1906 states that the receipts of bulk salt herring, from Newfoundland, up to that date, were, 24 vessels, with 34,485 barrels, as against 17 vessels, with 24,086 barrels for the same time last year. Premier Bond must feel proud of his work. All that he has succeeded in doing is robbing Newfoundlanders of their birthright and increasing the profits of American aliens.


A colored steward, R. Wallace, belonging to England, was arrested by Constables March and Dawe last night, and charges with being drunk. He will go before the judge, this morning.

Last night snow storm was the worst for the season, but notwithstanding the rinks were well patronized. At 9 o’clock it became milder and snow gave place to rain. Soon after midnight the storm subsided, and it became fine once again.

Last evening on Water Street, Constable Coady arrested a lad named James Lannon, who was under the influence of Liquor. On being taken to the station, he gave his age as 16. It is said that the intoxicants were given to him by some older persons, but the police will endeavor to find if the spirits were supplied to him in a saloon.

The steamer with a big cargo of coal for the Reid Newfoundland Co., is now due at Placentia.

Last evening Detective Cox took two young men names Brennan and Malloy, to the station, they will be examined today in connection with one of the larcenies, which occurred recently.

Sergt. Noseworthy was about town Tuesday and yesterday, notifying the licensed publicans that the service of all females under 21 years, serving in bars, would have to be dispensed with in accordance with last year’s temperance laws.

Visitors to the Peary ship, in New York, find nothing to see but bare decks, an old Newfoundland trap boat and some Eskimos dogs, but they are glad to pay boatmen in New York harbor to take them out to the ship.– Boston Herald.

The unruly navy reservists was before Judge Flanney, yesterday morning, and was find $10 or 30 days imprisonment. The money was paid for him.

The police are now looking for the parties who stole the contents of a tierce of molasses from the store of A. NcNamara, Queen St., . Monday night. The store was entered through a passage of New Gower St.

The Brigt, Blanche Currie Jones, has arrived at Pernambuco, all well after a tedious passage of 85 days. The vessel got to leeward of Cape Rouge and was a long time beating back to get in the trades to reach her destination.

The brigantine Mayflower, Dillon, 24 days from Figueira, arrived last night, to A Goodridge & Sons. Fine weather was met the first of the passage, but last week a series of gales was experienced, which prevented the ship from making port earlier. She brought a cargo of salt, which will be discharged at Job’s Bros. & Co.

S.S. Silvia leaves New York on Saturday evening for Halifax and St. John’s.

The schooner Mersey, King has finished loading fish at A Goodridge & Sons, and will sail for Brazil, the first chance.

The witness to the sealing case of D Blandford vs W. Winsor, and W Winsor vs D Blanfdord, will arrive in town today.

The two lads who stole a flower barrel and a basket, valued at $3 from M. A. Bastow, were before the magistrate yesterday, who, considering their tender years, let them off with a caution.

Mr. A. Croucher and Miss A Ivany were united in matrimony at the C. E. Cathedral, at 4.30 yesterday afternoon, by the Rev. H. V. Whitehouse. It was a very quite affair only the immediate friends of the bride and groom being present.

The enquiry into the Lunatic Asylum matter was resumed , last evening, Nurse Andrews being examined by F. J. Morris, K. C. Dr. Tait will also likely be called after which the addresses will be delivered and the report of Inspector-General McCowen forwarded the Governor.

Messrs Jerrett and Hiscock of Brigus, who have been in town the last few days, leave for home by this morning train.

The enquiry into the death of brakeman Squires concluded yesterday, the evidence of those in the train at the time being taken before Judge Flannery.

At Manuels’ and vicinity a number of people are suffering from colds, and several from pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm is attending them and has been kept busy of late.

By the afternoon’s express, government Engineer Hall will leave for Glenwood, to inspect that part of the line, where brakeman Squires, was killed on New Year’s day.

The S. S. Bruce was reported from the Marconi station at Cape Ray, at 1 a.m. yesterday. She was then 75 miles S. W. of that point, and Captain Delaney hoped to reach bay of Islands at 6 this morning.

There was a this sheet of ice on Quidi Vidi Pond, yesterday afternoon, and a number of boys amused themselves by playing on it. It was a dangerous practice, as they were liable to go through as any moment, and the youngsters would do well to wait until the ice is thicker before venturing on it again.

Friday January 11 1907

The S. S. Bruce Meeting it Rough

The S. S. Bruce, which left North Sydney early Wednesday morning had not reached bay of Islands up to last midnight, and is not expected to until the present storm moderates. The last heard from her was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, when she was spoken by the Marconi station at Cape Ray, 75 miles SS. W. of that point. At Bay of Islands, all yesterday, a strong N.W. gale, with blinding snow drifts, prevailed which extended west to Cape Ray. Under these conditions it would be impossible for the Bruce to reach her destination as Capt. Delaney would not attempt to make the land is such a blizzard. Knocking about in such a storm with the mercury at aero, it is not at all pleasant., and those on the Bruce are no doubt spending an anxious time.


The express, last evening , took out a large number of passengers including”– Miss MacGregor, Miss M Dowden, W. D. Reid, H. P. Emerson, W. S. March, T. A. Hall, Supt. Sullivan, Miss Stapleton, Miss. C. Miller.

The shore train arrived at 10.20 last night bringing only a few passengers.

The northern freight train is due in today.

Worst Storm for the Season

The worst storm for the season has been experienced on the West Coast during the last 48 hours and at last midnight there were no evidence of it moderating. Along the railway a hurricane, accompanied with blinding snow drifts, is doing serious damage, and if it continue much longer, will likely interfere with the train traffic. West from Howley the lines are down since noon yesterday, and though repairers have been working, despite the storm, no connections have been made. At the latest report from Port aux Basques a N. W. Blizzard was raging, and was so severe that all work was suspended. At Bay of Islands similar conditions existed with near mercury at 10 above zero , At Gaff Topsails the thermometer registered 4 below zero, with heavy snow drifts. Coming east it decreased somewhat, and at Glenwood, and Clarenville it was fine and clear, 8 above zero, with strong N. W. winds. East from Clarenville it was fairly mild, with scattered snow drifts, and a temperature averaging 16 above zero. It is likely that after the cessation of the storm the service of the big rotary snow plow will be required to clear the rails.


A correspondent writes:– “ From Fogo I learn that the mail service, was performed by the Falcon during the past few months, was anything but satisfactory. On December 29th the Falcon was a Fogo and although the postmaster had in readiness the mail for Barr’d Islands, Joe Batt’s Arm and Triton harbor, which ports the steamer was passing on the way south absolute refusal to call at these places was made. The accumulation of mail matter for the Strait Shore was put on board and destined to be landed either at Wesleyville or taken to St. John’s. while that for places mentioned above was subsequently forwarded by overland route. So far as we can gather no blame is attributable to Capt. Barbour, he not having a free hand in the business, and were the Captain allowed to use his own discretion, things might have been better. The people of Fogo district are disgusted with their mail arrangements and will gladly welcome the day when some permanent changes for the better is effected. For the past six years the coldest kind of apathy has been shown towards all public matters, by those in authority. Improvements are not hoped for under present rule, and even the ordinary district affairs are conducted in such a manner as to cause loud and prolong complaints.”



Yesterday morning Gregory Greening and Thomas Malloy were before Judge Flannery, on suspicion of having committed the larceny at T O’Toole’s residence, Pleasant St. , Tuesday evening. A screw driver, owned by Greening, was found near O’Toole’s cash box, which had been broken open, but he said Molloy had it last. Molloy admitted visiting Greening’s home on the evening of the theft, but denied having the turning screw in his possession, or even seeing it. He also stated that when he left about 4.45. Greening remained behind. Greening’s sister, on the other hand, told the police that Molloy stopped fully

Half an Hour After their brother left and they saw the turning screw in his hands. Molloy was recently liberated from the penitentiary, and consequently many were inclined to disbelieve his story, and credit the girls’ yarn. At the trial, yesterday morning Judge Flannery remanded them, to give the police an opportunity of making further investigation. It appears that the thief was after money, as O’Toole’s cash box contained $48.00, but the coin was overlooked. A few articles, however, were taken, including a razor. No direct evidence was forthcoming against either until

Yesterday Afternoon, when Detective Cox brought the case to a head, after a little clever work. Greening, it appears, paid attentions to a young lady living on Quidi Vidi Road, and the officer visited her residence to find if he had sent her any presents. He learned that he had given her an album, and on enquiry, found is has been purchased at the U. S. P. & P. Co’s store at the cost $6.50. Greening paid an installment of $2 and gave his name as Griffin, Quidi Vidi Road. Thinking he had a clue, the ‘Tec returned to the girl’s home and found her brother shaving.

His Razor Attracted the officer’s attention, and as he is in need of a good “knife” thought he would like one of the same make. On being asked how much it cost and where it was bought, the user became nonplussed. He was so muddled, it immediately occurred to the sleuth that he had found a scent. When the shaver recovered himself, he said “One of the boys bought it”. On being further questioned he told how Greening had made him a present of it. Greening was then called upon and on being acquainted of the information the police had in their possession,

Made a Clean Breast of the whole story. We understand he admitting going to O’Toole’s home, breaking open the cash box, taking the razor and one or two other items. His confession exonerates Molloy , who, although a chum of his, was innocent of the affair. Cox is to be complimented on his work, as if he had not followed up the case, an innocent man may have been sent to the penitentiary, while the guilty party went free. Greening will go before the magistrate again, this morning, and , it is said, will plead “guilty”.



Nothing was received from the Portia, yesterday, as she is north of Tilt Cove.

Prospero reach Admirial’s Cove , Fermeuse, at 740 last evening, going west.


Clyde arrived Twillingate at 5 p.m. Wednesday and had been delayed there sine owing to the storm.

Argyle was detained at Placentia yesterday, it being too stormy to venture to sea.

Nothing has been beard from the Glencoe since her leaving Hermitage Cove, Wednesday afternoon.


Mr. H. P. Emerson left by last evening’s express for Montreal.

Miss. MacGregor left by the express, last evening, for Montreal to visit friends.

Misses, M Dowden and C Miller left for Whitebourne, last evening on a visit to Mrs. G. W. Press.

Mr. R. Simpson, J.P., of Carbonear, who has been ill recently, with pleurisy, has quite recovered.

Mr. W. S. March of the R. N. Co’s., passenger office, left by last evening’s express, on business along the line.

Judge Penney arrived by last night’s train. The appeal from his judgement in the case of Newhook vs. Ryan, is set down for Saturday.


Mr. J Cantwell left for Brigus by last night train.

Bishop & Monroe’s schooner Ethel Taylor berthed to Job Bros’ wharf yesterday, to finish loading fish for Oporto.

The schooner Burleigh and the brqt. Lake Simcoe, Tizzard, have both arrived at Pernambuco, all well along the passage.

The girl Tilley, who was before the magistrate, yesterday, charged with stealing $5.00 from her employer, was allowed to go, sentence being suspended.

At present there are eight cases of scarlet fever in the city, three being reported this week. Typhoid fever, which was prevalent some time ago, has completely disappeared.

The weather experienced, in Placentia Bay last few days, have been very severe. Mountainous seas are running, and the Glencoe and Argyle have had a hard time making the ports of call.

The severity of the weather has thrown the mail service out of order, much to the inconvenience of business people and others, this week only one foreign mail has reached here, and it is unlikely that another will arrive before tomorrow night, which means no city delivery before Monday next.

The schr. Ich Dien played havoc with Le Drew’s wharf (Clift’s) during Wednesday night’s storm. The vessel was moored there, and, with the heavy undertow, tore away about 30 feet of the head of the pier. The damage is estimated at $300 and Capt. Iversen of the Ich Dein, will be asked to pay this bill.

The Rhodes Scholar examination will be held in the Colonial building on Wednesday and Thursday next. The only candidate to be examined will be J. A. Winter. Last year Mr. B. S. Dunfield passed, and if the former be successful, the choice will be between those two. Both are pupils of Bishop Feild College.

Carrots are now selling at Geo. Knowling’s; 10lbs for 25 cents and not 20 cents as here to before advertised.

Government Engineer Hall and Supt. Sullivan left last evening’s express for Glenwood to inspect that section of the road where brakeman Squires was killed. They will return to town , tomorrow.

A West Ender who became incapable from the effects of Winsor Lake mixture and wanted to sleep in the open air, was taken to the station, last night, for safety. He will appear before the magistrate this morning.

Lieut. Colonel Rees, the provincial commander of the Salvation Army for the colony of Newfoundland, left by yesterday’s train for Clarke’s Beach, Carbonear and Bay Roberts. The commander is gone on business of the Army. He will hold special Services at the above places . Sunday all day, the commander will preside at Bay Roberts. No doubt the new building of that place will be thronged to hear their new commander; this is the first time he has gone that way.

Yesterday morning was the coldest experienced in the city for the season. At 6.30 the thermometer registered 2 degrees above zero.

Mr. M. A. Fianagan, Mr. W. D. Reid’s secretary, will complete his service, Monday next, and on Tuesday the 15 leaves for his home in Lafayette, Indiana.

Secretary Slattery of the Municipal Council, who has been suffering from a severe cold, and confined to his room for some days, has completely recovered, and resumed duties yesterday.

The workmen at North Branch put the damage bridge in position yesterday, in the height of the storm. The men underwent great hardship in making the connection and the completion of the work is only a matter of a few days.

The advantage of the new water service was well demonstrated yesterday on the higher levels. An ample supply was obtainable throughout the day, and, instead of having to wait for hours about the fountains, as in former years, the people were able to fill their pails as quickly as needed.

The schr. Pearl Evelyn, after discharging her cargo of salt will load fish at Smith’s Co.’s for Halifax and sail early next week.

The police are now busily engaged on a couple of larceny cases reported to them during this week. It is likely that an arrest will be made today.

Two residents of Placentia were before magistrate O’Reilly last week for selling beer which contained an over percentage of alcohol. They were fined $50.00 each, which they paid.

Capt. Keeping of the Jersey met with a painful accident, Wednesday, at his home, by falling off a stepladder. He was attended by a doctor, and will likely be confined to his house for a few days.

Yesterday, at the Supreme Court, the appeal case of Allen vs. Grant, from the judgment of Mr. Justice Johnson, was held. C Furlong K. C. for Allan, and Fenlon, Grant, were heard. The court takes time to consider.

At 7.30 last night Mrs. Charles Williams was run down by a coaster, when passing Barter’s Hill. Fortunately she was not seriously injured, but if the practice of sliding over the city thorofares is not stopped, a serious accident will be recorded.

The 17 year old boy Lannon arrested Wednesday night by Const. Coady for being drunk was in court yesterday morning, and remanded. He says the liquor was given to him by a chum, named Snow. The police intend making further enquiries.

Repairs to the S. S. Louisbourg at the dry dock, are progressing favorably. The two old boilers have been taken out, and the engines overhauled, and extensive repairs are being made to the hull, while several improvements will be made to her cabins. The Reid Co. are building the two new boilers, one of which is finished, and the other is nearly so. The will be placed in position next week.

There is a movement on foot, in the district of Harbor Main, to stamp out the liquor traffic. All the clergymen of the district and many influential residents are interesting themselves in the matter, which is fast gaining ground. Already the names of those favorable to local option are being taken, and at an early date a petition will be presented His Excellency the Governor, asking for a poll. There are 22 licensed publicans in the district. The residents of Open Hall are also interesting, themselves in a similar movement.



There has been a decided change in the weather on the West Coast, within the last 24 hours. Snow has given place to rain, and the temperature has changed from 4 below zero, to an average temperature of 36 above at the different stations. The winds was variable going from south-east to north-west . The heavy rain has the effect of reducing the snow banks, which were piled up, Thursday, and if the present downpour continues, but little of it will be left by the night.



Prospero left St. Mary’s at 2.45 p.m. yesterday, going west.


Clyde left Fogo at 1.30 p.m. yesterday, coming direct to this port.

Argyle left Placentia at 8 p.m. yesterday, going west.

Glencoe left La Poile at 1.15 p.m. yesterday, going west.


A stoker named Thorne, of H. M. S. Brilliant broke leave, Thursday night, and hid in the city until after the ship sailed, yesterday. Before leaving port, however, Capt Anstruther, of the Brilliant, left a warrant for his arrest, and at noon, yesterday, he was found on Water St. by Constables Stapleton and Morrissey. The officers took him aboard H. M. S. Calypso, where he was placed under arrest by Commander Hill, and will be properly dealt with, this morning, the officers received a “quid” for their trouble.


Messrs. R.D. McRae and Sons schooner Clara, Captain W. Yetman, sailed for Bay Roberts on Wednesday forenoon to load the balance of fish at Messrs. C. & A. Dawe’s for the European market.

Mr. R. Wright agent for Storer & Co., paint dealers of Glasgow, was in town to-day soliciting orders.

At. St. Peter’s Church, Southside, Mr. Moses Shute and Miss Susie Sheppard were united in marriage by the Rev. C. Carpenter, this afternoon.

Messrs Munn & Co’s schooner Nellie Louise, Captain M. Burke, laden with 4,100 pckgs codfish for Pernambuco is now lying in the stream, awaiting the moderating of the gale now on when she will sail for Brazil. Her last round trip south, was made in 5 days quicker time than it took the barqt. Blanche Cory to reach Pernambuco from St. John’s.

The schooner Delta lying at Messrs. Murray & Crawford’s was badly damaged by contact with the wharf during the gale this morning. The wharf as well as the schooner was injured, and had it not been for the assistance rendered by the employee of Messrs. Munn & Co., the Delta would probably have sunk at her moorings. The schooner Pr9imrose came down upon Mr. N. Munn’s schooner, Arthur Jim, and smashed in her side.

The court was occupied, Wednesday forenoon, in hearing two cases, the former being one of assault. Mr. O.M.A. Kearney argued on behalf ot he defendant, who was bound to keep the peace for two years or take imprisonment for 30 days. The second case was also one of assault, and evidence on the part of the plaintiff being insufficient and the defendant almost proving an alibi, the judge dismissed the case.


Mr. J.R. Courage, on behalf of the Garnish friends and himself desires to thank the following for their contributions towards the new church, in Garnish: - Job Bros $20; Hon. Geo Knowling $20; Alan Goodridge & Sons $20; Reid-Nfld Company $20; Bowring Bros Ltd., $20; Harvey & Co., $20; Baird, Gordon & Co., $20; W.B. Grieve, $10; A. H. Martin, $10; A. Harvey & Co., $10; Ayre & Sons, Ltd., $10; Wm. Collins & Sons, Burin, $5; E.H.&G. Davey, $5; The Royal Stores, $5; Mr. G. Winter, $5; A Friend $5; small amount, $7.70. Total, $217.70. Mr Courage will be leaving town on Monday morning, and meanwhile will be glad to receive and acknowledge any further contributions towards this meritorious object.


The Micmac Club also held it’s annual meeting, last night. The meeting was most enthusiastic and all that is necessary for a winter’s good sport is ice. It was decided to affiliate with the Grand Curling Club of Scotland, which will offer a medal for competition to be owned by the winner. The election of officers resulted as follows:

President – J.R. Bennett

Vice President – J Jackson and F.T. Brehm

Sec’y-Treas. – A.J. Easterbrook

Committee of Management – J.C. Strange, J. Rooney, F.W. Hayward, John Cowan and H.E. Cowan

Ice Committee – S.G. Royal and W. Shirran.

S.S. Bruce at Bay of Island

The S.S. Bruce arrived at Bay of Islands at 1:30 p.m. yesterday after a passage of 53 hours from North Sydney, the longest on record. Coming across the Gulf a blizzard was urn into, which continued until Bay of Islands was reached. The mercury was down to zero, the seas mountainous, and when the ship reached port she was badly iced up. It was a most trying trip for the officers, crew and captain, the latter being on the bridge almost the whole time, and all were delighted when Bay of Islands was sighted. The Bruce brought full cargo of freight and the following passengers: Miss Drake, Mrs. S. Smith, Miss Rogerson, J.F. Sears, G.M. Binns, John McRae, T.G. McKenzie, A.M. Rogers, M. Breen, E.S. Hudson ?[smudge]F. Gross in saloon, and 20 in steerage. The express is due at 1 o’clock.


The quarterly communication of the District Grand Lodge, R.S. of Newfoundland was held in the Masonic Temple the 10th inst., at 8 p.m.; present R.W.D.G. Master Brother J. Gordon; D.G. Master Depute, Brother J. Cowan; and several Brethren. The following officers were appointed and elected and installed by the R.W.D.G. Master:

Brother J. Cowan, D.G. Master Depute

Brother W.H. Thompson, Substitute D.G. Master

Brother P.G. Tessier, D.G. Secty

Brother J. Jardine, D.G. Sr. W.

Brother Geo. J. Carter, D.G. Jr. W.

Brother J. Syme, D.G. Treas.

Brother J.T. Southcott, D.G. Sr. D.

Brother A.K. Lumsden, D.G. Jr. D.

Brothers B. Keeping, T. Cook, D.G. Stewards.

Brother F. Cross, D.G. Inr. Gd

Brother A. Johnston, D.G. Ar

Brother J. McIntyre, D.G. Ar

Brother S.W. Cornick, D.G. Dr. M

Brother R.G. Johnston, D.G. Mr. C

Brother Dr. F.R. Stafford, D.G. Bible Bearer

Brother A. Pike, D.G. Bard

We have been asked to say that the Herald’s report of the meeting is altogether misleading.


The S.S. Siberian, Eastaway, arrived from Philadelphia at 6 p.m. yesterday. She left at 8 p.m. Sunday and experienced fine weather until Wednesday afternoon, off Sable Island, when a heavy north-west gale, with heavy sea, was encountered. It continued rough until yesterday morning, when the storm moderated. She brought 200 tons cargo, 11 packager mail [smudge] and 1 steerage passenger


The S.S. Annapolis, Canham, entered port at 6:30 last evening, from Halifax. Favorable weather was experienced and the run was made in 48 hours. She brought 300 tons cargo –measurement, and the following passengers: Messrs W.A. McRae, E.W. Wilkes, W. Forsey, D. Paton and H.H. McCoubrey. She begins discharging, this morning and as there is a large quantity to take on board, she will not sail until Monday evening.

The Late George Smith

On Friday, December 28th, there passed away at Brigus, a citizen well know to many in St. John’s and throughout the Island – Mr. George Smith. For some months he had been ailing and the end was not unexpected, the cause of death being attributed to the fell scourge of cancer. Mr. Smith leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons are at Brigus, one is engaged at Petty Harbour Power House, and another resides in Saskatoon. Both daughters live at Brigus, one being the wife of Mr. Chafe, formerly the C. of E. school teacher, and now customs officer there.

For some years Mr. Smith was in partnership with his nephew, in this city, and, under the style of Campbell and Smith, carried on an extensive commission and produce business. Of late years, he has been engaged in the business of the fisheries. At the time of his death he had attained his 60th year.

Mr. Smith was a prominent figure in political circles, where he had a reputation for unswerving loyalty. His last public act was presiding as chairman at the meeting held by Mr. Morine, in Brigus, in February last.

He was buried at the C. of E. cemetery, in Brigus, on Dec. 30th and leaves behind the record of a good citizen and a worthy man. Mr. John Smith, the well-known merchant of Brigus, is a brother of the deceased. To the family we extend the sympathy of our readers.

The 6 p.m. train, yesterday, took out only a few passengers, including: Dr. Ames, G. Joyce, Miss Coady, J. Conway, Miss M. O’Brien, R.C. Rendell.

The shore train arrived at 9:30 last night bringing a small quantity of freight and several passengers.


Dr. Ames who was in town yesterday on business, left for home by the evening’s train.

Mr. R.C. Rendell, Talcville, who had been in the city, on business, returned home last evening.

Miss M. O’Brien, who was visiting friends in the city the last few days, returned to Topsail, last evening.

Mr. Cyril C. Duley, son of the well known jeweler of Water St., Mr. T. J. Duley, leaves by the Carthaginian, to enter an Horological college, where he will take a course of studies which will include everything that pertains to the running of a successful business. He will also take a full course in optics, making the latest methods a specialty. Young Mr. Duley has already shown much business ability, and as an engraver has displayed exceptional skill. We predict for him a successful career in his native land, when he returns from his studies in the neighboring republic.


[smudge]hard Bowles, of Marystown, Mortier Bay, lost his life by drowning on Monday night. He was returning home from a wedding, when his dory upset in a squall. On Thursday the body was recovered and yesterday interment took place.

The S.S. Carthaginian has not yet arrived from Liverpool, although now 12 days out. For some time past the ship’s main shaft has not been giving every satisfaction, and she cannot steam at full speed. On her return to Glasgow the present shaft will be replaced by a new one.

The water service from George’s Pond, which has been used by Harvey & Co., for watering vessels, and also at the steam cooperage, which was installed after the fire, will likely go out of existence within a short time. The new system from Winsor Lake will give an ample supply to the city for all purposes, and the Council will instruct Messrs. Harvey to discontinue the George’s Pond service.

Repairs to the damages caused by the recent washouts at North Branch, will be completed this afternoon. Thursday, the bridge was placed in position, and yesterday the track bedding was filled in by Roadmaster Cobb’s men. Mr. W.D. Reid will go over the place to-day, in his private car, Terra Nova, and continue on to Port aux Basques, at which place he joins the Bruce for North Sydney and it is not unlikely that to-morrow’s express will go right through. The repairing of the road means a large outlay, and the work under the existing weather conditions, was attended with great hardships, as scarcely a fine day has followed since the washouts occurred.

Schr. Romeo, of Brugeo, has arrived at Cadiz, all well.

Schr. Richard Wainwright, of Gloucester, has been lost at Flat Bay. One of the crew was drowned.

The T.A. nod B. Society hold its regular monthly meeting, tomorrow at 2:15 p.m.

The schr. Excelda, now at Halifax, will leave next week, with a general cargo for Bell Island.

At present there are upwards of 70 reservists aboard the Calypso, putting in drill. Most of them have been “south,” and a few will complete their service this month.

Section Foreman Wall, of Bishop’s Falls, underwent an operation for abscess on the leg at the General Hospital, Wednesday, which proved successful, and his complete recovery is only a matter of a few weeks.

Another disgraceful scene was witnessed about 8 o’clock last night, near the railway station. Two young women, badly under the influence, and displaying a bottle of liquor, made night hideous with their yells, while their language was the worst ever. Their conduct attracted a crowd, whose presence seemed only to encourage the unfortunate girls in their disgracefulness. Being informed that the police were coming, they left with a friend, who assisted them in getting out of the way Such incidents are, fortunately, rare in the city, and it is hoped that such another will not be recorded for some time.

The trouting season opens Thursday next, the 15th inst., and if the present mild spell spurt continue, the followers of Isaac Walton will be able to fish in any of the lakes without the trouble of cutting holes in the ice.

Mr. Shortis’ banjo concert in Harbour Grace, Thursday night drew a full house, and his clever playing was warmly applauded. Last night he appeared at Carbonear and no doubt, attracted a large audience.

Gregory Greening, whose capture by Detective Cox was noted in yesterday’s News, was taken before Judge Flannery, at 10.30 He pleaded guilty to the larceny of the razor and $1, and was sentenced to three months in prison with hard labor.

Walking was extremely dangerous last night, and pedestrians had to be careful or they would have fallen. Two well-known young ladies proceeding down Garrison Hill at 9.30, slipped on the ice, and one sprained her foot so badly that she had to be driven home.

To-day, the 12th, Hon. James Angel celebrates his 69th birthday, having been born at Halifax, on this date, in 1838. Mr. L. O’B Furlong will celebrate his 51st anniversary, having been born in St. John’s, this date in 1856. The News extends congratulations and wishes both gentlemen many more years of usefulness.

Rev. H. Uphill, who for the last three years has been curate of St. Thomas’s church, will be leaving the city in April, and, after a visit to friends in England, will return to Newfoundland, and take charge of the mission of Port de Grave. There will be general regret at the departure of the Rev. gentleman, who has made hosts of friends during his brief sty in St. John’s.

The city thorofare were in a dangerous condition last night and not a few citizens have reason to remember it. A commission merchant, coming over Carter’s Hill, fell and wiped up the year’s accumulation of filth in a light overcoat, which before being used again, will need being sent to the dye-works. Coming from the Parade Rink, several ladies and gentlemen soaked up some of the rain water that was loosely lying around.

An habitual who has often occupied a cell at the police station, was arrested, last night and given shelter there again. He will go before the magistrate this morning.

The ketch Livonia, referred to by us yesterday has reached Carbonear in safety.

Henry Rose, an elderly inmate of the poor asylum, left the institution, on Thursday and did not return for the night. At noon, yesterday, report was made to the police that he was still missing.

Thursday afternoon, the remains of the late Miss Alice Butt were interred at Heart’s Content. The deceased young lady was universally liked in the cable city, and her funeral was largely attended.

Miss M. Drake, who was on an extended trip to the United States, returns by the express.

A pair of kid gloves, picked up on Thursday, can be had by the owner, at the police station.

Mr. P.G. Butler, Principal of the Springdale Commercial School intends opening night school on Monday night.

Two new cases of scarlet fever developed in the city, yesterday, one on Military Road and the other at William St. There are ten cases now reported to the Health Officer.

The Carthaginian, it is stated, is bringing from Scotland, a Mr. Flett, who has some knowledge of drift net fishing, and comes here to experiment. Mr. Dawe arranged to bring him out.

The appeal in the case of Sergt. Newhook vs J.D. Ryan, J.C.Strang and P.J. Shea, for alleged illegal sales of liquor in Carbonear will come before the Supreme Court to-day.

15 JANUARY 1907


Messrs. Munn & Co’s steamer Louise, Captain E. Burke, left Louisburg, today, coal laden for this port.

Mr. Thorburn McNab, of the firm of McNab of the firm McNab & Co., of St. John’s. was in town, yesterday, doing business, and Miss Ada McCarthy of Carbonear, paid a visit to friends here today.

The annual Masonic ball takes place here on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, the preparation for which has been placed in the hands of the following committee, Messrs, Frank McRae, Otto Grimm, John C. Sheppard, John Trapp, Arthur Trapp, W. J Janes and John McRae. These gentlemen are working hard to bring the event to a successful issue and it may safely be forecasted that the occasion will compare favorably with any of its predecessors. All the members of the committee can furnish tickets to those who may apply for them.

The Shortis recital, at St. Paul’s hall, on Thursday night delighted all that were present, and many who were not present expressed their regrets at not having embraced the opportunity afforded them of hearing something unusually fine in the art of music. From persons who were at the hall that night it has been learned that the manipulation of the banjo and violin by Mr. P. C. Shortis was fully up to the impressions made upon their minds after reading the press comments, commending the performer contained in the handbills re the entertainment.

Misses M. Coady and M. Hanrahan gave some instrumental pieces at the opening, which were much admired for her execution. Mrs. M. T. Jones favored the audience with two songs “The Land Across the Sea” and “Last Night”, and was applauded by the listeners, to whose encore this gifted lady responded by singing “Fancy Little Nancy”. Miss O’Connell’s splendid effort was justly appreciated, for the entranced her musical admirers with “True till Death’: and “ The Message of the Violet”, with “Bonnie Prince Charlie” for an encore, Mr. Charles Hutton of St. John’s, was accompanist and his rendering of several songs was just that expected of one with so much acknowledged talent. Mr. Shortis’ exhibition on the banjo is indescribable, at least by the writer but some say that the marvelous talent displayed on it and the violin would only be produced by a master hand. The imitation of the military call and march, and the of the mocking bird, on the violin, were especially considered fine. Mr. Shortis gave a recital at Carbonear, last night, and tonight he is performing at Bay Roberts.


Harbor Grace, Jan 12, 1907


Messrs J. B. McFarlane and Ford Manuel, of Lewisporte , are at present in the city.

Capt. J Ryan, Spaniard’s Bay, returned home, Saturday, after being several days in town.

Dr. H. E. Kendell formerly of this city, is one of the probable Mayoralty candidate for Sydney.

Miss Rogerson, who has been in Canada, visiting friends, return to town by Saturday’s express.

Mr. W. S. March, of the R. N. Co. office, returned to the city from Harbor Grace, Saturday night.

Mr. R. Wright returned from Conception Bay, where he had been on business, by Saturday night’s train.

Rev. C. M. Stickings left for Harbor Grace, Saturday, and officiated there, yesterday, at St. Paul’s Church.

Miss Thomey, of Harbor Grace, arrived by Saturday night’s train, and will spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Brazil.


Saturday morning the Minnie sighted a brigantine, making for this port. It is evidently Goodridge’s Gratia Snow, now 37 days out from Maceio.

The tug John Green went outside , yesterday afternoon, to take the Minnie in tow, but was unable to find her owing to the snow squall. It was fortunate that Capt. Jackman sighted the narrows, or his ship would have been out in last night’s storm.

The S. S. Aggie arrived from Green Bay, on Saturday afternoon, and reported rough weather coming along. She berthed at Bishop & Monroe wharf.

A double house occupied by Thomas and Eli Brown, Red Cliff, King’s Cove, was destroyed by fire, just after midnight, Friday. The families lost all their belonging, and narrowly escaped with their lives.

Selby Barrett a Newfoundlander, who was working under the cliff at the Hub shore, Glace Bay, digging an entrance for the ocean to get to the fire, had his shoulder broken on Saturday, January 5th, by a fall of stone from the cliff. He was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital.

The schooner Britannia, bound from Lark Harbor to Gloucester, with 200 barrels herring, put into Halifax the other day, for shelter.

The steamer Garibaldi, which ran ashore at Miquelon, a month ago, is now at Halifax, undergoing repairs. She is not extensively damaged.

Rev. Canon Noel, Harbor Grace; was the preacher at C. E. Cathedral, yesterday morning and delivered a sermon dealing with missionary work.

Captain Thompson and the crew arrived by the Carthaginian to take the whaler Falcon to the Far East. She has been sold by Bowring Bros. to a firm in Japan.

At 2.30 Saturday afternoon, the firemen were called to the residents of Mr. Stick, a fire having been discovered in one of the bedrooms, it was extinguished with the aid of a few buckets of water; very little damage was sustained.

Supt. Sullivan and government Engineer Hall, who visited Glenwood, to make an examination of the railway track where brakeman Squires met with the accident which caused his death, returned by Saturday’s express.

Eleven sailors arrived from England by the Carthaginian, to do duty on H. M. S. Calypso.

Mr. James Power , of Parker & Monroe leaves tomorrow’s express, on a visit to Canadian and American cities, on business in connection with his firm.

Mr. Stephen Rogers, for over quarter of a century warfinger at Bishop & Monroe has been pensioned by the firm, in recognition of his good service, Mr. J. Green formerly of Job Bros., has been appointed in the former’s position.

The banking schooner Campanula will likely be commanded the coming season by Capt. Collins, of Catalina. Capt. W. Kennedy formerly of the Campanula, will assume charge of Messrs. Farrell’s new purchase, the Minnie Lowe.


Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moore desire to thank Mrs. James Edwards, Mrs. George Bugden, Mrs. Annie Moore, Mr. Fred Moore, and the employees of the Royal Stores, for wreaths and flowers to adorn the coffin of their dear daughter; also Mr. and Mrs., C. MacPherson, Mrs. F. Williams, and the many others who expressed heartfelt sympathy in their recent bereavement.


S. S. Silvia did not leave New York, on Saturday, she sails from there tomorrow.

Brigt. Galatea, Connors, was to leave Oporto, yesterday, for this port, to Baird, Gordon & Co.

S. S. Carthaginian arrived from Liverpool, Saturday morning, after a boisterous trip. She brought 428 tons cargo, 15 packages mail matter, T. D. Cosans,
J . Flett, saloon, 13 intermediate and 33 steerage passengers. She sailed again at 7 a.m. yesterday for Halifax.


The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 1.30 p.m. yesterday, with a large mail, and the following passengers; F. H. and Mrs. Hue, Mrs. F. Janes, W. Collins, S and Mrs. Bishop J. H. W. F. McLaughlan, J. Bezant, J. J. Bishop, G. W. Parsons, John Woodrow, J . J. Smith, R. Varian, R. Allison, in saloon, and 30 in second class. The express is due at 9.30 tonight.


There is a decided change in the weather along the railway , since, Sunday. Since 6 a.m. yesterday is has been fine and dry, though the temperature is much colder than for several days. The reports received last night, were.

Port aux Basque–N. W. Light, fine, 12 above.

Bay of Islands–N. W. Light; fine, 10 above.

Gaff Topsails–N. W. light. fine 2 below.

Bishop’s Falls–N. W. Light, fine, 2 below.

Clarenville–N. W. light, fine, 12 above.

Whitbourne–N. W. Light, fine, 10 above.


Mr. H. Weeks, Bay Bulls came to town yesterday.

Rev. Dr. Whealan, P.P. Bay Roberts, came to the city yesterday on business.

Mr. F. H. Hue and wife, who were visiting Canada, will arrive by today’s express.

Mrs. M. Blackadar, who was visiting friends at Black river, returned to town yesterday.

Capt Drake, who had a severe attack last week, is now considered out of danger by his medical adviser and his complete recovery is only a matter of time.

Captain Darius Blandford arrived in town yesterday to attend the sealing trial which comes off within a few days, and in which he is one of the principals. Capt. W. Winsor, the other principal, is also in the city.

Mr. W. P. Walsh, of Holyrood, returned from the States about three weeks ago to spend the winter with his family. Mr. Walsh has been going to the States annually for the past fifteen year, and during the past two years has been engaged pogie-fishing. Until that item he was engaged in the service of the State, but the “call of the sea” proved too strong. It is hard for a true Newfoundlander to keep away from the invigorating breezes and buoyant waters of the North Atlantic. He is now in the city visiting his friends and transacting the usual Fall’s business.


Brigt. Clementine Tucker, left Oporto on Saturday, for St. John’s.

S. S. Regulus was to leave Pilley’s island, last night, for New York.

S. S. Mongolian left Liverpool, on Saturday afternoon, for St. John’s.

Barqt. Dunure, Hartery, reached Bahia, on Saturday, after a passage of 32 days.

S. S. Annapolis sailed for Liverpool yesterday afternoon, taking a large freight, but no passengers.



Portia reached Change Islands at 2.20 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 2.45 coming south; she is due tonight.

Prospero reached Hermitage Cove at noon yesterday going west, and left again at 1 p.m.


Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Red Island route.

Glencoe leaves Port aux Basque this morning coming east.

Bruce left Port aux Basques at 3 a.m. for North Sydney.


There passed peacefully away on the morning of Tuesday last January 8th, Alice Frances Adele, second daughter of Mr. George Butt, of the “Anglo” staff aged 21 years 8 months.

Of a lovable and winsome disposition, backed by the vigor and buoyancy of healthy girlhood, Alice was a general favorite, and made many friends, both near and far.

About two years ago, however, she developed a disease which , despite the untiring and exhaustive efforts of Dr. A. R. Anderson to dispel, slowly but surely gained the mastery.

Fully aware of her condition, no murmuring word escaped her lips, although her suffering must, at times, have been extreme.

A few days previous to her demise she constructed a severe cold, and the frail body, already wearied and worn, was ill able to resist this last shaft of the grim messenger, and so , surrounded by her sorrowing family, her gentle spirit took its flight hence to eternal repose.

Interment took place in the Anglican cemetery, on Thursday afternoon, where, despite, the extreme inclemency of the weather, quite a number of friends took their last farewell of one who was universally esteemed and admired. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community goes out to the stricken parents and family, in their bereavement.

Safely, safely gathered in,

Far from sorrow, far from sin;

God has saved from weary strife;

In its dawn, this fresh young life;

Now it waits for us above.

Resting in the Savior’s love;

Jesus, grant that we may meet

There, adoring at Thy feet.

Heart’s Content, Jan 12 1907.


Mr. D. Bishop arrived from Burin last night

Dr. Macpherson, who was at Burin on professional business, returned by last night’s train.

Five inebriates were arrested by the police last evening; they will go before His Honor, this morning.

The night school, recently opened by the Christian Brothers, is being largely attended. Last night over 80 men and boys were present.

Bowring Bros had a wire from Capt. Kean at Twillingate, yesterday morning, that the Portia reached Griguet, calling at all ports excepting Baie Verte. The weather has been rough throughout the trip.

A Maronite, named Basha, who reside at Peter’s Crossing, was before magistrate March, a few days ago, charged with a breach of the Temperance Act. The case was proven to the magistrate’s satisfaction, and Basha fined $50.00. Notice of appeal was given by defendant.

Yesterday morning the death of Mrs. F McNamara occurred at her late residence, Garrison Hill. Deceased has been ailing for some time, and though the best medical aid was in attendance, no hope was held out for her recovery, and death was not unexpected. The News extends sympathy to the husband and family of deceased.

The herring fishery at Bay of Islands, which is drawing to a close has been disastrous one this season, in many ways. Five vessels have become total wrecks, a number of them have been more or less damaged. Several lives have been lost and there has been considerable sickness among the members of the fleet.

Furriers operating in the neighborhood of Salmonier met with good luck during the last few weeks. One man secured three otters one day, for which he received $100. Several caribou were also shot there.

A cable from Oporto last evening announced that the Newfoundland stocks were 40,900 qtls, and consumption for the week past, 2,150 qtls. There are 8,950 qtls of Norwegian fish there, and the quantity consumed was 850 qtls. The stocks a Vienna are 2,950 qtls. During the month of January the quantity of our fish at Oporto is larger than at other seasons of the year, but not for some time has the stock been as great as at present.

Last evening Constable Braggs arrested naval reservist named Mansfield, and an ex-bluejacket of the Brilliant named Couch. They were fighting on Water St., and the officer first took Mansfield in charge. The reservist did not fancy a night at the station and “kicked”. Braggs called on couch, Mansfield’s opponent, “in the King’s name,” to assist, which the latter did and helped the officer in taking his charge along. When the officer reached the station, he also put Couch under arrest, for fighting, and had him locked up along with Mansfield, an act that will not likely be conducive in getting civilians to offer assistance in future, if it can be avoided. Both will appear before the magistrate this morning.

Mr. H. D. Reid left Montreal Saturday, on a C. P. R. liner for Europe, where he will spend the winter. He is not due here until April next.

Through Hr. main district there has been considerable sickness the last few weeks, particularly among the younger folk. Very few deaths have occurred however.

The S. S. Virginia Lake came off dock last evening repairs to the hull having been completed. The new boilers will be installed during the next few weeks.

The barquentine Minna Jackman, which arrived Sunday, will get a quick despatch, and will be ready to sail for Pernambuco, Thursday, with a full cargo of fish.

The whaler Falcon came off dock yesterday, after being fully repaired. She sails this week for Japan, and the crew to take her there are now staying at the Seaman’s home.

The first train from Port aux Basques since Dec. 20th, last reached here yesterday at 11.30 a.m in charge of Conductor Veitch. About 20 passengers came by her.

Joseph Gibbs, who was figured in the police court on several occasions, was there again yesterday morning, and was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment by Judge Flannery

Yesterday wires were received from the West Coast that the schooners Burnham H, owned by Mr. Sheppard lark Harbor, with herring for Halifax, had been driven ashore at Black Duck brook and was a total wreck, and the Ontario, belonging to McEatridge, Sandy Point, was ashore at Three Rock Cove. The Ontario had a cargo of herring for Boston, and it is thought, will be a total loss.

At 7 yesterday morning Watchman Walsh at the Dry Dock, discovered the coal shed at the southern pier on fire, and sent in the alarm. The central and west end men were soon t the scene. They found that a fire had originated in a pile of about 1,000 tons of coal, which was stored in the shed and that it had evidently been smoldering for time, two streams of water were put to use, and a gang of men were sent to work with shovels to try and locate the place that was causing most trouble. The fumes of gas, however, made the work difficult and several times they had to beat a retreat. They kept at it all yesterday and last night being assisted by the west end fireman, in charge of Captain Kean, and this morning had the fire under control, without much damage being caused. The origin is supposed to be the result of spontaneous combustion.


MOORE–Yesterday morning, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Moore, Freshwater Road.




Saturday night, some unknown person entered the residence of Hon. H Gear, Le Marchant Road, with the intent of stealing. Sunday night, another attempt was made, and yesterday morning the affair was reported to Supt. Sullivan . Detective Byrne visited the place and found that the marauder had collected knives, forks, curtains, and a few other articles, placed them in a canvas bag, but for some reason or other, did not take them when leaving. A blouse was all that the thief had made off with. Suspicion rested on a young woman named Mary Cook,

a former employee. Yesterday, it was also reported to the police that a lady’s coat and had been stolen from the Methodist Orphanage, between the hours of Saturday Night and daylight yesterday. The matron and her assistants were confident that the thief had entered through a window, and not by the door, and it immediately occurred to the detective that if such were the case, the thief was familiar with their institution; but the ladies suspected no one and could give the officer very little ground to work upon. Last year a girl, named Elsie Sparks who was formerly one of the inmates, was convicted of larceny and sent to the penitentiary for 6 months, and it occurred to the police that perhaps Miss Sparks could account for the missing coat and hat. During the day search was made for her but no tiding of her could be gleamed, while not losing sight of the Orphanage robbery, the police kept on the trail of Miss Cook’, and at 11 last night, Officer Byrne located her in a West End residence. A warrant had been issued for her arrest, and the detective had her driven to the station. There she affirmed that the people whose house she was in , were relatives but they assert that they are no kin, and took her in for charity’s sake. At the station she became obstreperous and would not allow the matron, Miss Walsh, to search her clothing. Getting a view of the girl’s face under the electric light, Byrne discovered that Mary Cook was Elsie Sparks of a year ago, and that the two girls he wanted was before him in the one damsel. Mary or Elsie denied being the other than Miss Cook, though she gave away information which strengthens the suspicions of the police. If Miss Cook is not Miss Sparks, there is considerable evidence that she stole the coat, at the orphanage, as the missing article had the letter “M.T.” worked in thread on the inside, and the raglan she took off had the above initials on the back. Miss Cook had lived with several families as domestic, and the police believe she is responsible for more than one case of larceny which were never brought to light. It is said that when Elsie Sparks was liberated from the prison, she assumed the name of Mary Cook, knowing it would be much easier for her to get a position with the fictitious name. This morning she will go before Judge Flannery, who will deal with her case.

16 JANUARY 1907


During the last 24 hours the weather clerk has handed out a different sample of weather almost every hour. From fine it has gone to stormy, from raining to snowing, and from zero to above freezing, and vise versa. at 10 last night it was drifting West from Bishop’s Falls, at Norris Arm it was raining, at Clarenville dull, at Brigus Junction snowing, at Placentia raining, fine at Topsail, raining at Donovan’s and fine in the city. The latest reports were :--

Port aux Basques–N.W., strong, drifting, 27 above.

Bay of islands–W., strong, drifting, 20 above.

Gaff Topsails–N.W., strong, drifting, 11 above.

Bishop’s Falls–S. W., light, dull, 18 above.

Clarenville– W., light, dull, 30 above.

Whitbourn–S. E. , light, cloudy, 32 above.


(Before Mr. Justice Emerson)

Jacob Chafe vs. St. John ’s Municipal Council–This action is taken by plaintiff to recover $4,000, amount of alleged damages caused by the overflowing of a defective sewer, which leads to his residence, corner of Prescott and Water Street. The case was partly heard in December last, and was resumed, yesterday, the following jury in attendance;- F. W. Ayer, D. Curtin, S. O. Steele, R. Parsons, G. Taylor, W. J. Allan, J. Roper, N. Bradley, W. Campbell. The evidence of Engineer Ryan and Plumbing inspector Donnelly was taken, after which address were made by council engaged on both sides.

After Mr. Justice Emerson delivered his charge, the jury retired, and after a short absence, returned to court with a verdict of $50 to plaintiff. Furlong, K. C. and Wood, for plaintiff, Sir Jas, Winter and F. J. Morris, K.C. for council.


Mr. A. S. RENDELL is returning from England by the S. S. Mon[smudge]ian.

The S. S. Ulunda, CHAMBERS, is 12 day out from Liverpool, is expected any moment.

Hon. Capt. S .BLANDFORD, who was paralyzed, Saturday last, was considerably improved, yesterday.

Sailor named HYNES, who hailed from Newfoundland, died in hospital at Liverpool, Eng. on Dec. 18th, of pneumonia. He was 47 years of age.

A message was received in town, yesterday, that Mr. P COLEMAN, formerly of this city, had died Monday night at Boston, deceased was 55 years old, and has a mother and sister residing on New Gower St.

Repairs to the tug D. P. Ingraham will be completed this week and she will soon go into commission again. She a practically a new ship, being renovated from stem to stern, and is capable of steaming 10 knots,

Edward MANSFIELD . who was arrested by Const. BAGGS, on Monday afternoon, was fined $2 or 10 days. GOOCH the other principal in the melee, and arrested after assisting BAGGS, in escorting MANSFIELD to the station was discharged.

The engagement of Miss Minnie HADDON and Mr. J COLLIER has been announced.

During the coming session of the Assembly, Mr. F. CLARKE will apply for an act foe the incorporation of a new telephone company, to operate in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. HARRIS left for Montreal by last evening’s express.

A female patient of the Lunatic Asylum is being brought on by the S. S. Portia.

Mary COOK, or Elsie SPARKS whose arrest by Constable BYRNE was reported in yesterday’s new was before Judge FLANNERY, charged with the larceny of a coat, belonging to Miss TAYLOR at the Methodist Orphanage, and a blouse from the residence of Hon. H. GEAR. She was remanded until this morning when the judge will deal with her case.

Last evening, Constable COADY arrested a man named Thomas WALSH, who is charged with vagrancy . Recently WALSH was sent back from New York, as he was without funds and somewhat demented. His mother is at present an inmate of the insane asylum and as he has no friends, the authorities have him placed in the poor house or lunatic.

Mr. J. R. COURAGE has collected during his visit to the city, the sum of $250.70, towards the new Anglican church at Garnish. As about $500 has been collected in Garnish itself, the outlook for the erection is eminently satisfactory. The old church has been taken down and the material will be valuable in the new structure, whilst free labor of twenty days a man is assured. Already the congregation sees its way clear to do all except the inside furnishing and clap-boarding, free of debt.

The S. S. Grand Lake and whaler Puma, went on dry dock yesterday for repairs.

About 100 fishermen, who were engaged catching herring at Bay of Islands, are returning to their homes by the S. S. Glencoe.

Yesterday was pay day with the Reid Co. and considerable cash distributed among the employees. The pay roll at the marine works alone was over $6,000.00 a month.

The fire at the dry dock coal shed was extinguished at 9 a.m yesterday, without much damage being done. The firemen and labors were 26 hours at work before they succeeded.


Mr. W. S. WALSH left for North Sydney, by yesterday’s express.

Mr. J. B. ST.. JOHN and wife, Conception Harbor, at present in the city.

Rev. J. ROE, P. P. , who was visiting the city, returned to Harbor Main, yesterday.

Mr. W. WINSBORROW, Supt. Telephone office, left for Canada, yesterday, on business.

Mr. T. COOK left for Montreal by yesterday’s express, and will be absent about a month.

Mr. J. POWER, of Parker & Monroe, left for Canada and the States, by yesterday’s express.

Mr. W. J. RYAN ( Plumber) and wife left for Toronto, last evening on business and pleasure.



Portia sails north at 10 a.m. Tomorrow, this will be her last trip for the winter.

Portia reached Catalina at 12.30 p.m. yesterday. A storm prevailed there during the night, and she remained there until this morning.

Prospero reached La Polie at 4.30 p.m. yesterday. A storm was raging, and Captain Fitzpatrick wired that he would remain there until it abated.


Glencoe left Port aux Basques at 11.15 a.m. yesterday, with 118 passengers, coming east.

Argyle left Placentia at 4 a.m. yesterday, on the Red island route.

Bruce left Port aux Basques at 6 a.m. yesterday, with 84 passengers. She is due back, this morning.


S. S. Silvia left New York at 7 a.m. yesterday .

Schooner Excelda is now discharging her fish at Halifax.

Barqt. Fanny reached Macieo, yesterday, after a passage of 45 days.

Schooner Palma sailed for Perambuca, yesterday morning, with fish from Bain Johnson’s.

Schooner Lucille Kennedy, 31 days from Oporto, arrived yesterday afternoon, to Crosbie & Co.

Schooner Columbia Carroll, left Halifax, on Saturday, for Harbor Grace, with coal and produce.

Barque Charlotte , Young , left Pernambuco, last week, for St. John’s.

Schooner Ethel is now awaiting a time to sail for Europe. She goes to the “Gib” for orders.

Schooner Dictator, Moore, sails for Catalina, today, where she will be loaded by P Temperman, for Europe.


Messrs. Duff & Sons’ schooner Mystery, Capt. Geo. DEAN, sailed on the 7th January for Gibraltar with a full cargo of the staple article.

The yacht Livonia, Capt. LUTHER arrived from Boston on the 9th, having made the run in 8 days. She has a general cargo, consisting of anthracite coal, kerosene, oil, corn meal, etc.

By Tuesday’s express, a large crowd of men, chiefly from the neighboring village of Victoria, departed for the Sydney Mines, they will labor there until the fishing season opens, when the majority will return to engage in this more congenial employment.

Lieut.Col. REES, Provincial commander of the S. A. in this Colony visited here on Tuesday and presided at a special meeting in the Army barracks at night. Owing to disagreeable weather prevailing a smaller audience that would be turned out. The soldiers of the corps, however, proved loyal and gave the commander rousing welcome.

George DAVIS Jr. a promising young man of 30 years, died of consumption of the lungs on Tuesday. The deceased young man had been wasting away for the past 6 months, until, finally death came. Interment took place at the South Side Methodist cemetery.

Two or three cases of scarlet fever have developed the past week. Some twenty cases are reported to date, including Victoria Village and Freshwater.

The sale of the property belonging to the estate of the late George WINSOR, consisting of dwelling house and lands, which was advertised to be sold on the 9th January, came off on that date. Mr. Ernest FOWARD, sheriff’s bailiff acted in the capacity of auctioneer. A very small number of people were on hand when the time came for the auctioneer to step on the “box”, consequently bidding was slow. It was not long before the goods were knocked down, the purchaser being Mr. George WINSOR son of the deceased owner, $445. was the amount accepted. J. A. W. McNEILY, Esq. was present in the interest of his client.

The sociable held at St. Patrick’s hall on Wednesday night last, may safely be classed amongst the best ever held in that building. Somewhere about 150 persons of the youthful element attended, representing both sexes. Dancing commenced at 8.30 and continued until the program had run its course. From 10.30 p.m. to 12 supper was served. This part of the program was presided over entirely by the ladies under the skillful supervision everything in that line was arrayed in elegant style. After this item of the evening entertainment had been thoroughly masticated, dancing was resumed and kept up until morning. Great credit is due to the promoters and those who gave their service to make the event one of enjoyment. A hearty vote of thanks is merited also by the gentlemen “making the melody”.

Mr. P. C. SHORTIS gave a banjo and violin recital, on Friday evening in St. Patrick’s hall. A crowded house assembled to hear the world famous artist. His performance, from beginning to end, was simple marvelous. His last selection–an imitation of the mocking bird’s a song–is something to remember, and provided him at once a musical genius of the first rank. At the request of Mr. SHORTIS our local favorite talent consented to fill in the intervals. Miss DUFF’s two solos “Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond” and “So Near and yet so Far”, were as might be expected, charmingly rendered. The other soloist, Mrs. Jack DUFF, sang very beautifully, “The happiest girl on Erin’s Shore” and “Spring is Coming.” Mr. C HUTTON, of St. John ’s, accompanied the performers besides treating the audience with a couple of choice comics not often heard in local concerts.




The coldest snap for the season is being experienced up country and also in the city . West from Bishop’s Falls , a N. W. blizzard is raging, with the temperature below zero. East from Bishop’s Falls it is fine, though the mercury registered lower than at any time the year. It was moderating last night, however, and at 8 o’clock the reports received were:–

Port aux Basques–N. W., gale, drifting, zero.

Bay of Islands–N. W. , gale, drifting, 2 above.

Gaff Topsails–N. W. gale, drifting, 8 below.

Bishop’s Falls–N. W. , gale, drifting, 6 below.

Clarenville– N. Strong, fine, drifting, 6 below

Whitbourn–N. W. Strong, fine, 10 above.

JANUARY 17, 1907

Portia’s Stormy Trip

Bowring’s coastal steamer Capt. A. KEAN arrived at 11.45 a.m. Thursday, from Griguet. She was covered with ice evidencing that she had encountered boisterious weather. Up north winter is prevailing in earnest and the Portia trip was anything but pleasant. Terrific snow storms made the work of the officers and crew difficult, while the frost was so intense that immediately on the water going over her it turned into ice. Most of the harbors, are frozen, but she made them all, excepting Baie Verte on the way north. Returning, Herring Neck was filled with heavy slob, and she was unable to call there. Leaving Trinity, yesterday morning, she had it very rough crossing the bay and had to pass New Perlican and Bay de Verde. the following passengers arrived by her: Messrs DOGETT, DAVIS, FORDHAM, PEEL, HOWELL, BARBOUR (4), WINSOR (2), HUMPHRIES, PARSONS, SMITH, BEST, RIDEOUT, DOMINY, DEVINE, DAVIS, ROWSELL, SOMERTON, TEMPLEMAN (2), Dr. McKAY, D. A. RYAN, LONG, EVILLY, Mrs. TEMPLEMAN, Misses. MARTIN, CHAMBERLAIN, CHEATOR. She sails again at 10 a.m. tomorrow, on her last trip.

Bruce Reported

The S. S. Bruce is having a hard time crossing the Gulf in the prevailing storm, and is not due at Port aux Basques until this morning, at 6 last evening, she was in communication with Cape Ray and was then 40 miles off Rose Blanche. The steamer was encountering a North West gale with blinding snow drifts, and the thermometer was down below zero. A heavy sea was also raging, and it goes without saying, that the experience of those on the steamer was anything but pleasant.


The fishermen of Conche have taken between two and three hundred seals in nets. They would have secured many more, but the weather has been terrible stormy, and prevented operations.

The cutter have gone to work at the Boot and Shoe Factory, and, operations in full will resume next week.

Henry FORWARD, of Burgeo, was recently awarded a mate’s certificate by the Board of Marine Examiners Halifax.

The wrecking steamer Amphitrite, which was working on the wrecked steamer Strathcona, at Port Dufferin is now at Halifax.

Only two passengers went out on last evening’s train, the smallest on record since the railway has been taken over by the Reid Company.

Mr. H. READY, of Mortier Bay, is having a new 40 ton schooner built for next year’s fishery. M. T. FLYNN of the same place is also having one constructed.

The S. S. Glencoe has been storm bound at La Poile, since Tuesday afternoon. A heavy snow storm is raging with mountainous sea making it impossible for her to leave port.

Ex-conductor WHITE, who arrived by the Portia was examined in the Lunatic Asylum enquiry.

Mr. FOLEY, who for many years was line operator repairs with the A. A. Telegraph Co., has resigned his position.

There was a heavy sea heaving in at Port aux Basques, last night and it would be impossible for the Bruce to enter had she reached the land.

A Mrs. STUCKLESS, of Twillingate arrived by the Portia, yesterday for the Lunatic Asylum. D. Roberts, her son in law, looked after her on the passage.

No arrests were made by the police last night, and for once the station was empty, two or three saloons closed at 7 o’clock, the proprietors thinking it was too stormy for the topers to come around.

H. C. MORRIS, now in the penitentiary, is feeling the effects of being confined. His condition will not permit him to work and his friends fear that before his sentence expires his mind will become effected.

Charles MARTIN who was arrested, Wednesday evening , for stealing $17 coat, belonging to Charles WHITTEN from the Synod Hall, was before Judge FLANNERY yesterday morning. He pleaded guilty and was fined $10 or 30 days.

The S. S. Regulus left Pelly’s Island, on Tuesday evening, having only 1,400 tone of ore on board. Ice is making quickly there and the owners feared she might be ‘nipped’ so they ordered her to leave.

We regret to learn that Hon. Capt. S BLANDFORD was in a weak condition, yesterday, and showed no signs of improvement. He is receiving the best medical attention, however, and his relatives are confident that he will soon be about, as well as ever.

A resident of Witless Bay was is in town, yesterday, says that on Tuesday it was difficult to find a man in the settlement as all were in the country after firewood and timber for building purpose, up to then had been very little snow and the people were greatly inconvenienced.

Constable GARDNER arrived from Catalina, yesterday, with James HOWELL, who is a patient for the Insane Asylum, HOWELL’s case is a sad one. It was his son who was drowned from the schooner Royal Arch, off Sugarloaf last year. The father was present when the sad event occurred, but was unable to render assistance, and it effected his mind, so that friends deemed it advisable to have him placed in the asylum.

The residence of manager John JOHNSTONE, Sydney Mines, was the scene of a pretty wedding, last week, when Miss May KAY, daughter of Mr. George JAY, became the wife of Hugh McLELLAN, manager of the N. S Steel Co.’s ore min at Wabana, Nfld. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. J. PORTER, the principals being unattended. Only the immediate friends and relatives of the bridal party were present at the ceremony.



The highest tide in over 20 years swept the coast yesterday, which is unprecedented with N. W. winds and at this season. In the city the water rose almost on a level with the wharves, and in many places along the water front sellers were filled. In Conception Bay the like was never seen before. At Holyrood the heavy sea washed up to the main road and broke over the railway, sprays going over several houses. On the rails ice formed to a thickness of about 6 feet. At Seal Cove similar conditions existed. The residents and railway employees were unable to do much work, owing to the biting storm, and those who venture out suffered severely clearing the rails to allow the train to pass. They succeeded in their task, however, but not before some were frostbitten and has the sea spray frozen to their clothing. At Placentia the residents spent anxious moments during the day, as it was feared that the town would be inundated. In the afternoon the tide receded and fares were dispelled. On the West Coast there was general alarm but no damage followed.


Mrs. (Rev.) C Hackett, returned to town by last night’s train.

Capt. C. Dawe M. H. A. returned to Bay Roberts, last evening.

Mr. G. Cobb, of Reid’s despatching office, left yesterday express, for Bay of Islands.

Mr. W. H. Kennedy, of the T. Smyth Co., left by yesterday’s express for Harbor Grace.

Mr. Davis, Jean D’Bay, who is at present in the city, does not leave for home until the Portia sails.

Mr. W. C. Job left by last night express, on an extensive business trip. After visiting Halifax and New York, he proceeds to Liverpool. He will be absent a couple of months.

The Rev. F. C. Squires, a Congregational, minister, was received into the Methodist Church, at Jacksonville, on the 16th January. He at present is employed as supply on the Woodstock District. He has done good work for many years in Newfoundland. His son, the Rev. C. W. Squires, B. D. is stationed at Andover.


Rev. Mr. Stickings, curate at the C. Of E Cathedral, St. John’s officiated at St. Paul’s church here on Sunday, Rev. Canon Noel being in St. John’s.

Master Henry Thomey, son of Captain H. W Thomey, is now ill of pneumonia, and though is condition has been considered dangerous, hopes of recovery are entertained by his friends.

Mr. William French of Lady Pond Road left his horse out of his stable on Saturday morning when the animal appeared to be all right. It ran to the end of the field where is suddenly dropped dead.

Messrs J & W Maddigan are making alterations at the store of their tailoring establishment. The increase of business during the last year and the prospects of a still further increase for the coming year have warrant the improvements.

The district Lodge of the I. O. G. T. held its quarterly meeting at Coughlan Hall on Friday night. The night being stormy a large attendance of visiting members was prevented. Business of the order was carried out and some new members were added to the district lodge.

Mr. P. C. Shortis performed on the violin at Benediction at the R. C. Cathedral here on Sunday evening and Mr. C Hutton accompanied at the organ. The productions of these talented musicians delighted the congregation. Mr. Shortis and Mr. Hutton by special request gave a musical entertainment at the Methodist school Carbonear Monday night

The electrical light at Caplin Cove was out for several nights last week and this, and though notice of its absence was given, the light was not replaced up to the time of writing.

Messrs A. D. Davis, Arthur Tapp and Nathaniel Taylor with a man and dog-slide to convey provisions etc., for a three days’ trip shooting in the country, left for the hunting grounds this morning just as the snow storm began.

The steamer Louise goes to Bay Roberts tomorrow to tow hither Messrs C. & A. Dawe’s schooner Lolita A which has been charted by Messrs Munn & Co. to take a cargo of fish hence.

About 10.30 this morning a southerly breeze accompanied by snow set in in full force, and for some hours the heaviest snow storm of the winter raged with great fury. Numerous snow banks were soon piled up, and several person’s have had a trying time making their way home.

Lodge Diamond Jubilee, No. 286 S. O. E. , B. S. held it installation of the officers elected last December, in the British hall on Monday night. District Deputy S. G. Collier of St. John’s who had come for that purpose that day performed the work of installation. The hall was tastefully decorated, a picture of King Edward VII, surrounded by the motto, “God Save the King”, and fringed about the trimming of red, white and blue, being above the deputy as the ceremony proceeded. After the meeting closed, refreshments were served and all present became aware of the pleasure to be derived from the intercourse of men. Songs, recitations, speeches, etc. were produced and a most pleasant after-meeting sociable was enjoyed. About midnight the gathering dispersed well pleased with the night’s proceedings.


Harbor Grace, Jan 15, 1907


Richard Hayward Taylor

The Angel of Death has been busy, and although the year is but a fortnight old, several veterans have been called to their reward.

At 4 o’clock yesterday, Richard Hayward Taylor passed away, at Carbonear. Few men in Carbonear were better known. Sprung from a stock of successful fish-killers for fifty years or more he journeyed summer after summer to the Labrador Coast, where, with Cape Charles as his headquarters , he did business on the great deep, adding, both directly and indirectly, to the wealth and prosperity of his well loved land. It is now nearly 20 years since he withdrew from the active prosecution of the fisheries, but his later years have been full of other activities, notably in connection with the Methodist church , of which he was a leader, a trustee, a steward and an devoted member.

‘Skipper Rich’ as he was affectionately called by almost everyone who knew him, was one of a class fast dying out–that good old Planter class-which has for generations maintained the best traditions of the Colony for hospitality, fearlessness and endurance. He came from a race of vi-kings, and proved himself well worthy of the kinship.

His wife, like himself, attained to a green old age, passing away a few short years ago. Two daughters and five sons survive,–Mrs. Alfred Penney, wife of Judge Penney, of Carbonear, Mrs. Pike, wife of Captain James Pike of Carbonear, formerly of the “Flora”, Captain Hayward Taylor, of the Cordeelia, Mr. Hedley Taylor, of Ayre & Sons, Mr. Arthur Taylor, organist of the Carbonear Methodist church, and of Rorke & Sons’ staff, and Mr. Ernest W. Taylor, the popular General Freight Agent of the Reid Nfld. Co’s Railway. There are also a large number of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives, the only surviving sister being Mrs. Lavinia Pike, widow of Capt. Josiah Pike, of this city.

Mr. Taylor had reached the age of about 82, and has fallen before the scythe of Time as a shock of ripe corn before the blade of the harvester. His loved ones will miss him, his friends will miss him, his native town will miss him, but his Master’s call came to him as no surprise, for in His service he had lived and died, and for him death had been robbed of it evary sting.

The funeral takes place tomorrow and will no doubt be largely attended by relatives and friends, in this city and elsewhere.


The late John Maddock , who passed away at Harbor Grace, yesterday, was an Englishman, whose long life had been spent for about sixty years in Newfoundland. A Devonshire man, he came to Carbonear in the forties, where, with his brother, the late Mr. Robert Maddock, he established the well known firm of J & R Maddock. About 23 years ago Mr. John Maddock assumed sole control of the Harbor Grace wing of the business, and his brother that of Carbonear, which is still conducted by Messrs Joseph and John Maddock, sons of Robert, who died about 20 years ago.

Mr. John Maddock was well known in this city and in Conception Bay. He was shrewd business man, thoroughly conversant with the trade of the Colony. Some years ago he purchased Ridley Hall, in Harbor Grace, where he spent the closing day’s of his long life. His widow, sister of Mrs. L. T. Chancey of this city survive him.

Mr. Maddock had reached the ripe age of 81. He leaves one brother in the island, Mr. Walter Maddock, himself a veteran, but still hale and hearty. His only daughter who was married to Mr. William Gear, pre-deceased him, but there are grandchildren surviving. We are not informed of the hour of the funeral, but it will probably take place today.


There died at Burin, on Saturday last, Mr. John Marshall, one of the most respected citizens of the place. He was for thirty years accountant with the late James O’Brien, and since that gentleman’s death occupied a similar position with O’Brien Bros. He was a good, honest and industrious man, and his death is regretted by all class. He was a good scholar of the old school, and was educated at Burin by Hugh Hagerty, one of the first Roman Catholic school teachers that ever taught school there. Mr. Marshall was in his 65th year, and leaves three children, a son who is in hospital at Mexico, and two daughters, the eldest being the wife of Mr. Simon Nolan, Rencontre, Fortune Bay and the younger, Rosie at home.

Notes from St. Bride’s

Editor Daily News

Sir– Seeing that so little is written of late from this locality a few items may prove of interest to some of your readers.

The fishery here the past season was not an average one but the advanced price paid for fish compensated for the short catch.

The people here do not altogether depend on the fishery. As an example of this could be seen the past fall, when hundreds of as fine cattle as are raised on the Island were brought up for market, and I am safe in saying the amount realized was about five thousand dollars. This is not a bad showing for a small population which gets no assistance or encouragement from the government of the day. If his Excellency Governor MacGregor, who appears to take a deep interest in agriculture , only knew the possibilities that are here for farming, he would I am sure give his attention to the matter.

I notice a letter in the Evening Telegram of December 22nd signed “Justice” from Placentia, who seems to take a deep and great interest in the welfare of the Hon. E. M. Jackman, one of the three mysterious members that represents this district. The writer in reply to “Castle Hill” lauded the above named gentleman to the skies and seemed to be positive sure of his (Mr. Jackman’s) return to the house of Assembly at the next general elections. Now I wish to inform “Justice” he may to be sanguine and the results may be quite different from what he thinks.

When the members that now represent us will have to face the music at the next election and have to come forward to every creek and corner in the district and fight their battle, “Justice” gas won’t be of much avail them and probably he may be surprised to see a better and a nobler man fill the place of Mr. Jackman. I wish “justice” would flash his searchlight on the Cape Shore, then he would see a state of public affairs, a disgrace to any civilized community. I could give many instances of neglect. In the first place our main roads are disgraceful, as for local roads we cannot get any assistance whatever from the government towards building them to our farms or where needed. The only favor ever asked from the present Government is the roads but to no avail.

As for the telegraph line it is almost three years since it was built and no offices put in yet, as it is it’s only an incumbrance and a danger.

There can be no improvement seen on the main line of road from Ship Cove to Placentia. At a certain part of this road a new line was formed about a mile in a mountainous hill, cutting the trees down, clearing away the rubbish and moss, leaving the rocks still on the track. This alone looks shameful and a waste of money.

One of the greatest inconveniences that the traveling public meets with is the absence of a licensed drug store at Placentia, where so many people visit, including tourists and visitors. It seems strange when so many licensed saloons are allowed at St. John’s, there is no drug store at Placentia or on the Cape Shore and if a glass of pure liquor could be obtained when needed for medical purposes it would often times the saving of life.

I repeat so many allowed at St. John’s.

What mockery! What absurdity! What short sightedness it is to employ in a city a large army of peace officers, and then by the same token that appoints these officers to power, that uniforms them and pays their salaries, to authorize establishments to open their door to tempt our young men once.

Hoping I am not intruding on your available space, I am yours Mr. Editor.


St. Bride’s Jan. 14 , 1907


A correspondent, writing from Pilley’s Island . under date the 9th January tell us that a very severe snow storm raged with intense frost, and the prospect of being cut off from the world, so far as navigation goes, was within easy sight. The winds shook the houses and made matters very uncomfortable. The S. S. Regulus had not arrived, and bets were freely made that she would not succeed in getting in before the river froze over securely, works at the mines was practically held up, only two men working on the surface and none underground. The company office assert that the mines will be in full swing in the early Spring, and all men available be given work. The health of the place is good, though. Dr. Bowden with the aid of a couple of miners, has performed some surgical operations, one on a young man from Norris Arm, whose hand was partially amputated; another on a man whose leg was amputated six inches above the ankle. Both patients are doing well. The difficulties attending those operations, in an outport where medical assistance is of primitive importance, and where lack of hospital accommodation is greatly missed, will be appreciated in the capital. Very soon the mail may be looked for by the mail man and his dog team, and days counted until spring loosens the ice, and frees the coast and harbors. However, even if isolated the people set about making the best of things, and generally put in a pleasant time.


The schooner Britannia went ashore in Lunenburg harbor, Tuesday, 8th January. The Britannia was from Bay of Islands, Nfld, for Boston, with a cargo of herring. After leaving Newfoundland, stress of weather forced her to put into St. Pierre Miquelon, where she made slight repairs and proceeded. Last week she put into Halifax harbor for shelter and left Tuesday morning for Boston, but put into Lunenburg for shelter. The schooner struck on Haddock Shoal, in the outer harbor, and it is feared her bottom is considerably damaged. The Britannia is 90 tons registered, and was built at Lunenburg in 1893. She is owned by Captain Petsipas ? of Bay of Islands, Nfld.


The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 1 a.m. yesterday after a stormy trip across the Gulf. A N.W. Gale was encountered the whole passage, with the mercury below zero. Tons of ice made on the ship and rigging, making it almost impossible for the crew to get about decks. Upon arrival at Port aux Basques, the crew were engaged for several hours chopping off the ice. She brought a full freight, a large mail and the following passengers; J. E Lake, C. F. Lord, G. Bragg, A. M. Muirhead, in saloon, and 22 in steerage. The express did not leave Port aux Basques until last midnight, and will not be due until Saturday morning.



Prospero reached Channel at 4.45 p.m. yesterday, going west.

Portia sails north at 10 this a.m. taking a full freight and the following passengers: G Winsor, J Barbour, Capt. E. Barbour, E. J. Dominy, W. A. Strong, D. Strong, T. White, G. Murcell, Dr. Smith, Rev. F. W. Jackson, A. Roberts, Dr. McKay, A. Carter, Moore, L Roberts, J Evilly, C. F. Taylor, E Noel, D. P. Osmond, T. Moore, W. J. Scott, J Ryan, W. White, Whitemarsh, E Parsons, E. Button, A. Roberts, G. A. Butler, A. Roberts, G. A. Butler, J. Moores, E. Hann, Capt. J Knee, J. Moore, A. Moore, Mrs. Moore, Miss Tucker, and 60 steerage.


Glencoe left La Poile at 10.45 a.m. yesterday, coming east, and has not been reported since.

Argyle arrived at Placentia from Red Island, at 5.15 p.m. yesterday.

Bruce leaves Port aux Basques, this morning.


One of the most gruesome cases that has come to light for some time was made known to the police yesterday morning. Sergt. Cox and constable Lawlor investigated the matter , and in a cold dilapidated house in Damerill’s Lane, found an imbecile mother lying on a couch covered by an old quilt, with the body of a decomposed child lying beside her. The mother had been in that position since Sunday last, when the child was born, without attendance, and was in a state too bad for description. The woman who occupied the home was unaware of the mother’s condition, but on Monday last, when the latter took a fit, called on a doctor, who refused to attend. She visited the police court to secure medical aid, but the official in charge did not think the matter was serious. Yesterday afternoon a doctor visited the girl, and did what was possible, and later she was removed to the hospital. The unfortunate woman’s name is Martin. She is about 24 years old, and said to be a simple-???. She called at the house, where she was found. Sunday night last, and since then had taken no food, until yesterday, when she was given some milk and brandy by Constable Lawlor and Nugent. She is in a very weak condition, has been unconscious for two days, and is not expected to recover. The body of the infant was taken to the morgue, yesterday and will be interred today.


The Barqt Minnie Jackman finished loading at A. Goodridge & Sons’ , yesterday, and clears today for Bahia.

Three cases of scarlet fever developed, yesterday, one each on Circular Road, Colonial Street and Freshwater Road.

The Ulunda has not yet made her appearance. Owing to the severe weather, the pilots do not expect her for a day or two.

Supt. Sullivan left for Spaniard’s Bay, yesterday morning, to prosecute a prisoner charge with larceny.

Miss O’Mara held a farewell reception at her home, Freshwater Road, on Thursday the 17th January which was very largely attended by her lady friends.

The A. A. Telegraph Co., received a wire yesterday, that a cold wave was sweeping north ward along the Atlantic coast. At St. John, N.B. the thermometer was 20 below zero.

Mose Rose, who escaped from the Poor Asylum, last week, has turned up at Brigus, having walked there. He must have had a hard experience during the recent storms, but he is nothing the worse for it. His wife and daughters are living there and he will probably remain.

A female resident of “King’s Cove” William Lane, attracted a crowd last night, by calling for the police. Constable Lawlor was summoned, and the woman told his that a stranger entered her home and call her improper names. The officer calmed her fears and guaranteed her that he would not return.

Dr. F Pilot left by last evening express for Shoal Bay.

At present there are 72 reservists on H. M. S. Calypos, doing drill

Capt. O’Reilly, of the Argyle, reports terrible weather in Placentia, the worst in his experience since he has been on the S. S. Argyle.

The city was quiet again last night and not a single arrest was made. Detective Byrne was busy, however, on the hunt for a man wanted for larceny.

Scarlet fever has broken out at Cuchold’s Cove, near Trinity, and the Portia brought word that fourteen persons are suffering from it. One death has occurred.

The many friends of Hon. Capt. S. Blandford will regret to learn that his condition last night was not at all favorable. The doctors, however, hope for improvement shortly.

Alfred Howell, one of the witnesses in the Blandford-Winsor sealing case, became very weak at the conclusion of his evidence yesterday afternoon, and had to be assisted from the witness box by Sir Edward Norris.

Mr. A Farrell left for Holyrood, last evening and remains there until tomorrow, when, in company with Capt. W. Kennedy, he leaves for Placentia to join the Glencoe, en route to Gloucester.

During the high tide yesterday morning, a clinker-built boat owned by Alf Williams, floated from the King’s wharf pier. A ship’s jolly boat was also carried away and drifted out the narrows. It was recovered by the John Green.

Fireman Thomas Benson, of the Central station, and Miss Miriam Crane were united in matrimony at St. Mary’s church, at 8 last evening, by the Rev. C. V. C. Cogan. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of friends. Supper was served at their future residence, Fort Townsend, and thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests.



Mrs. James French fell and broke her arm last week, it was set by Dr. McDonald, and in a few week she expects to regain its use.

The Munden premises has been sold to Capt. S. Bartlett, who will carry on a general waterside business there; the coal business now run by Harold Bartlett, will we understand by combined with the same.

Mr. Ben Butler has resigned his position of gaoler, and will try farming. He has been on duty in the Court House here for over thirty years; Const. Bishop will live in the Court House and combine the office of constable and gaoler.

It is thought that Buyers will be short of coal before March, as there is no more than enough in stock to supply the Wool Factory during the winter.

Lewis Bartlett, left on Monday to attend the Methodist College, he will be greatly missed in social circles.

The schooner Riseover, is now at Bell island, discharging a cargo of lumber.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Hue, of Burnt Head, met with an accident yesterday while cutting wood at Brigus Junction, which nearly deprived him of his leg. He was sent to Brigus by today’s train, and is now being attended by Dr. Mahoney.

Misses Lizzie and Clara Washer left for Montreal on Sunday last.

Our genial pastor Rev. J Nurse, has since his stay amongst us given us able discourses, but for the pass few months has excelled himself.


January 17th 1907



Portia reached Bay de Verde at 2.15 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 3.47 going north.

Prospero left Channel at daylight, yesterday, going west, but have not gone far when heavy ice was met, and she was obliged to turn back. She left Burgeo at 3.10 p.m. yesterday, coming east.


Argyle left Placentia at 4 p.m. yesterday, going west.

Glencoe left Fortune at 7.30 p.m. yesterday and is due at Placentia, this afternoon.


S. S. Ulunda sails again tonight for Halifax, no passengers are booked yet.

S. S. Adventure reached Sydney, yesterday morning, from Philadelphia after a stormy trip,

S. S. Silvia was to leave Halifax at 6 last evening for St. John’s she should arrive here tomorrow night or early Monday.

S. S. Progress, Noseworthy, arrived from Bell Island, yesterday morning having experienced hard weather. This is her last trip to St. John’s for the winter. She sails again, on Monday, and will ply between Wabana and Conception Bay ports.


The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 11.50 last night. The passage to North Sydney was a boisterous one, but returning, moderate weather was experienced, though it was intensely cold. She brought a full freight, and, as passengers; Miss C Parsons, Miss Beckham, George Marguart, H. F. Lincoln, A. Munn, F. J. Cook, R Holloway, Dr. R. Delaney, in saloon, and eleven in steerage. The express will not be due here before Sunday afternoon.


Mrs. W Marshall dropped her muff yesterday afternoon and before she could pick it up a dog made off with it. She did not recover it until sometime after.

One drunk only was arrested last night, being taken to the station by Constable Savage, he will appear before the magistrate this morning.

The Blandford-Winsor sealing case occupied the attention of Chief Justice Horwood up to 6 p.m. yesterday several witness have been examined. The case was then adjourned until Monday.

The Government has arranged with Bell Island Steamship Co. for the S. S. Progress to convey mail from this Island to Portugal Cove, during the winter. This will give greater satisfaction to the residents of the iron isle.

Anxiety now prevails for the safety of the schooner Little Pet, Capt. Piper. When the schooner A. M. Fox was entering Figueira the Little Pet was sailing out for St. John’s. The Fox discharged and has been back here about three weeks, but Capt. Piper has not yet arrived, and his friends fear his vessel has met with mishap.

The schooner Speedy, owned by Mr. James Rendell, of this city which ran ashore at Heart’s Content during the storm of the 9th is still on the rocks. Owing to the ice which has made about her sides, it is impossible to ascertain the extent of the damage.

By last evening’s train a number of city gentlemen left for Carbonear to attend the funeral of the late Mr. Taylor, which takes place today.

Hon. Capt S. Blandford was slightly improved, yesterday. His pulse was stronger, and the medical attendances hope for a change for the better.

The unfortunate girl Martin, who was taken to the hospital Thursday, was slightly improved, last night, and hope is held out for her recovery.

The schooner Checkers, Rumsey, has arrived at Oporto, from Burin, after a passage of 31 days; all well. She encountered boisterous weather the way over, but came through without damage.

The Ulunda takes a shipment of fish for Halifax, en route to Jamaica, it is believed that the market will be good in the near future.

All the wharves in Conception bay are now invisible. The high tide of Thursday submerged them, and when the water was receding ice formed on the piers to such extent that at present they have the appearance of icebergs.

Yesterday morning the death of Miss Annie Tessier occurred at her residence, Water St. West, after a brief though painful illness. A few days ago deceased took cold, which developed into pneumonia, and when medical attendance was called the disease had taken too deep a hold. Miss Tessier was well known in social circles, and was one of our most charitable citizens. Deceased was a sister of Messrs P and C Tessier, to who the other relatives the News tenders sympathy.

The S. S. Mongolian will be due here, from Liverpool, Tuesday next.

Bishop & Monroe’s schooner, Ethel, Taylor, left yesterday, for Gibraltar for orders.

Capt. R. Drake , who was seriously ill, is gaining his wonted vigor, and will be able to be about again in a week or so.

Things are rushing at Bell Island at present and about 800 men are employed by the two companies. The output of ore this season is expected to greatly exceed all previous years.

The S. S. Glencoe is having a hard time covering the route, between Port aux Basques and Placentia. The trip is the longest and roughest she has made since taking up the service.

A wire was received from Port au Port, yesterday, that the schooner Ontario, previously reported ashore, was a total wreck. The vessel and cargo have been sold and the crew left for their homes.

Capt. Kenney who proceeds to Gloucester next week to bring down Farrell Bros. new purchase, the schooner Minnie Lowe, will take a crew from St. Lawrence to man the vessel on the passage home.

The S. S. Fiona left Burin at 1 p.m. yesterday, coming east. Thursday she harbored at St. Pierre, out of the storm, which was very severe, and was badly iced up on reaching Burin. She is due here today.

A minor named Sheean, of St. Mary’s. working with the N .S Steel Co., at Bell Island met with a painful accident, on Saturday, while working at the steam drill, a car broke loose and came over the slope, striking Sheean and knocking him down. He was rendered unconscious and received a bad cut on the head, and had his nose broken. He was medically attended to on the Island, and will be able to resume work within a few days.


Brigade Band off to Ottawa

By yesterday’s express the C.L.B. band took departure for Ottawa, to contest for Earl Grey’s trophy, on the 31st inst. The personnel of this band is : C. N. Southcott saxophone, H. Goudie, E.M. Rendell, G. Peet clarinets; E. H. Skill, W. Pope, R. Martin, cornet; G. Ivany, W. Ryall, tenor; A. Stafford, C. Noonan, trombone; F. Martin, baritone; R. Morgan, euphonium; A. Morris, J. Pippy, bombardon; E. Adams, side drum, A. Peters, bass drum; K. Adams, cymbals, Capt. N. Snow, bandmaster and conductor; W.R. Warren, captain and adjutant of brigade. At the station were hundreds of friends to see the lads off and before leaving they were called to the waiting room, where His Excellency Sir William MacGregor addressed and wished them every success. Cheers were given for His Excellency, Lieut. Col. Rendell, the R.N. Co. and sister corps, by the lads and as the train left the station all present joined in hearty and prolonged cheering. The

C.L..B. have the good wishes of the whole community in their undertaking, and the verdict of their success or otherwise will be eagerly awaited.

Bruce’s Passengers

The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 11 a.m. yesterday after a good trip across the Gulf. She brought a full freight, and the following passengers; A .A. Saunderson, W. S. March, W. T. Morris, Miss M Morris, J. Dinermier, G. George, J. A. Cormier, Miss M. McDonald, in saloon, and 20 steerage. The express is due this midnight.


A now storm was experienced along the line, yesterday morning, the wind blowing strongly from the south-east. About noon it moderated and became soft, with occasional rain showers. The latest reports received last night were;

Bay of Islands–Calm, raining, 32 above.

Gaff Topsails–S. W. , light, 32 above.

Bishop’s Falls–S. W. , Strong, 34 above.

Clarenville–S. E. , Strong, 34 above.

Whitbourne–S. W. , light, 32 above.


A Terrible accident occurred at the saw-mill of Joseph Dawe, at Bay Roberts, on Saturday afternoon. One of the employees, Mark Delaney slipped and fell against the revolving saw, with the result that the upper part of his head was literally cut off. He died instantly. Delaney was, we are informed, for some time a fireman aboard the S. S. Bruce. He is about 50 years of age, and is said to have left a widow and some children.


Mr. G. Le Marquand arrived by yesterday express.

Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Cashin arrived in town, last night.

Capt. Vigus, of Burin, arrived in the city, Saturday night, on business.

Mr. A. Kessop, St. Jacques came to town, Saturday night, on business.

Mr. Reuben Parsons, of St. Pierre, arrived by Saturday’s train, on a visit to his brother, Mr. Simeon Parsons of this city. Mr. Parsons is a Harbor Gracian, who has resided in the French Island for about 35 years, being engaged there with the Anglo-American Cable Staff. It is about five years since he visited the old home. Despite his long absence he is a thorough Newfoundlander, loyal to the traditions of his native country, although one of the most popular residents of his adopted land. In the sixties he was one of the pupils of Mr. W. H. Thompson, the veteran telegraphist, and is looking forward to visiting the old scenes in a few days, when he visits his brother, Mr. Edward Parsons, in the second city.



Portia reached King’s Cove at 12.30 p.m. Saturday, going north.

Prospero was at Chaleur, Saturday, loading oil. She is due here today.


Glencoe leaves Placentia, this afternoon, going west.

Argyle left Burin at 5.40 p.m. Saturday, going west. She is due at Placentia, this afternoon


Editor Daily News

Dear Sir:– Will you be good enough to find space for an appeal for assistance which ought to find a ready entrance to the hearts and pockets of the charitably disposed at this inclement season of the year.

On Thursday, the 10th January at midnight, in a storm of wind and bitterly cold weather, the houses of Eli Bowen and Thomas Bowen of Red Cliff Island, with all their contents, were destroyed by fire, the inmates barely escaping with their lives.

The following letter tells the story better than I can.

Rev. S. A. Dawson writes:

It is now my painful duty to acquaint you of a very sad misfortune which happened to two families, Eli and Thomas Bowan of Red Cliff Island, on Thursday night, January 10th, which was very stormy night. Thomas and his family had retired, and also Eli’s family, but Eli was sitting up late to mend some fishing nets, but before going to bed, he went into the other part of the house, as was his custom, to see that everything was all right. Suddenly Mr. Thomas Bowen saw flames coming through the wall, and in a very few moments women and children had to be cleared out, without anything on except their night clothes, and in bare feet, for the whole house was soon in a blaze. They managed to save three barrels of flour, but lost house and all contents, including clothes, food and fishing gear. The house was occupied by two families, Thomas and wife, and three small children, and Eli and wife, and two small children, i.e, nine in all. They cannot account for origin of the fire; only surmising that a flanker from some surrounding dwelling must have entered some hole or crack in the clapboard, and set fire to shaving that were stuffed between the clapboard and ceiling. Eli estimates the total loss at no less than a thousand dollars. We are doing what we can here for them and I wish you would kindly find out of the Government will give any help, as, I believe they have done for such cases.


The barqt. Minnie, Jackman, sailed Saturday, for Bahia, and evidently had a rough experience in yesterday’s storm. The Bella Rosa, Clutha and Gratca are also due here, and should now be on the coast.

Amongst the passengers by Saturday night’s train were; Misses. Forsey and Tibbo; Messrs John W. Taylor, E. W. Taylor, Elliott Guy Taylor, R. N. Parsons, Reuean Parson, Capt. James Vigus. Thomas Foote, Saunders and J Alex Robinson.

On Friday last, the remains of the late John Maddock, of Harbor Grace, were interred in the Carbonear Methodist cemetery. A preliminary service was held at Harbor Grace, followed by a brief one in the church, on the arrival at Carbonear. In referring to the deceased gentleman, in Friday’s issue, we incorrectly spoke of his widow as the sister of Mrs. L. T. Chancey instead of cousin. Mrs. John Maddock is a sister of Mr. James Guy, and the late Mr. William Guy, of Carbonear.

On Saturday afternoon, the mortal remains of Richard Hayward Taylor of Carbonear, were laid beside those of the late Mrs. Taylor, in the Methodist cemetery, there. A large concourse of relatives and friends from Carbonear, St. John’s and elsewhere testified to the deep respect and esteem in which the deceased had been held during his long and useful life. The service, in the house and at the grave side, was conducted by the Rev. T. B. Darby, B. A. and E. Baines. The pall-bearers were selected from Mr. Taylor society class, of which some had been members for over 30 years. Mr. Taylor influence in Carbonear was always an influence for good, and he will be sincerely mourned.

By tomorrow’s express a number of laborers will leave for Canada to work on the Grand Trunk Railway.

The S. S. Virginia Lake is now at the dock pier, and today the old boilers will be lifted out of position, and preparations made for installing the new ones.

A native of Heart’s Content, suffering from rheumatism, was brought home by Saturday’s express. He was in a bad state and suffered much on the run across country.

Crosbie’s schooner Dictator Moore, which sailed at 4 p.m. Friday, for Catalina, arrived there at 7 a.m. Saturday. She encountered heavy weather and sustained some damage. Repairs will be made before she leaves for across.

The Glencoe arrives at Placentia at 1.30 p.m. Saturday, with the following passengers; Capt. Young, Capt. Vigus, Messrs Foote, McDougall, Parsons (2), Furneaux, Chafe, Kessop, Power, Tibbo, Misses Frost, and Tibbo, in saloon and 4 second class.

Supt Sullivan, who was at Spaniard’s Bay. on police duty returned to town by Saturday night’s train.

At the Supreme Court Saturday morning, Mr. Arthur J Herder, who recently passed his final exams, was presented to the Lordships by Mr. Con. Conway, for enrolment as a solicitor. After being congratulated by the Judge, ho took the customary oath.

The Schooner Britannia, Capt. Petersen, which ran ashore at Lunenburg harbor, last week has been successfully floated, 146 oil casks being used to raise her. Her cargo of herring has been purchased by the Atlantic Fish Co. and she is now undergoing repairs.

S. S. Fiona E English, arrived Saturday, after an absence of four months at Bay of Islands. On the way down she harbored at Channel, Harbor Breton, St. Pierre and Burin, out of the storm, she was heavily iced up on arrival.


HAYSE–On Saturday, 19th January, Katie Morrisey, beloved wife of Edward Hayse. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. today. from her late residence, South Side (near Bowrings Bridge). Friends will please accept this the only intimation . No Crepe.


Schooner Rigel, lake, left Oporto last Tuesday, for Figueira.

S. S. Aggie is loading good for Marconi station at Cape Race.

S. S. Silvia has not yet reached port, bit is expected this morning.

S. S. Wobun arrived from Sydney, Saturday night, with a cargo of coal. She was detained there on account of the storm.

S. S. Ulunda sailed at midnight Saturday, taking in saloon F. R. Parsons, Chas. Tulk, Chas. Hann, G. Doggett, E. W. Wilkinson, Mrs. A. B. Lehr and 2 children.

S. S. Regulus arrived from Pilley’s Island, Saturday morning for bunker coal. She had a hard experience, and was covered with ice. She sailed again, yesterday for New York.


George Gilliam Drowned At. Port aux Basques

Yesterday forenoon, the Reid Co. has a message from Port aux Basques, informing them that George Gilliam , aged 48 , had been drowned at 8.20 a.m.  by falling over the pier. Deceased had been working there, and accidentally fell over the wharf. Some workmen heard a splash, and investigated, but failed to find any evidence that a man had fallen overboard. Later however, Gilliam was missed, and a search was made, and at 9 a.m. the body was jigged up. The matter was reported to Magistrate Squarrey, who held an investigation, yesterday afternoon, the evidence showing that the drowning was accidental. Deceased was married and leaves a widow and two children.


Brigt Mayflower, Dillon, Clears today for Gibraltar, for orders, fish laden, from A Goodridge & Sons.

Barqt. Cultha left Pernambuco three days, and brigt. Bella Rosa eight days ahead of the Helen Stewart.

Bright Bella Rosa, Coward, 37 days from Pernambuco, was off the narrows, last evening. She will be towed to port this morning.

S. S. Carthaginian leaves Philadelphia, on Saturday, for St. John’s; a large number of passengers are booked for Glasgow by her.

S. S. Silvia sails tomorrow afternoon, taking a large cargo and the following passengers; H. Y. Radford, Mrs. Radford, Mrs. A Wraner, Mrs. M. P. Cashin, Miss Tucker, Miss Brazil.

S. S. Mongolian, Pitts, arrived from Liverpool at 12.30 p.m. yesterday, after a fair passage. She brought 300 tons cargo, 4 packages mail matter and the following passengers; A. S. Rendell, J. Rendell, J. A. Green, W. Robson, F. A. Banbury, S. J. Owen, 2 intermediate and 42 steerage.

S. S. Silvia, Farrell, arrived at 11 a.m. yesterday, from New York via Halifax. She left the latter place at 2 a.m. Saturday, and Sunday night, when off the coast, encountered dense fog, and was obliged to lie to. When it cleared she was 30 miles of Cape Race. She brought a full general cargo, 4 bags mail matter and the following passengers; E. B. Blandford, W. S. Burton, A. Moulton, F. Moore; Misses Jennie Angle and Fanny Morry, and 13 steerage.


Mr. T. Sparks left by yesterday’s express for Norris Arm, on business.

Mr. A. Emerson, of the R. N. Co., left by last evening train, for Carbonear.

Mr. T Hanrahan, R. C. School inspector, harbor Grace, is at present in the city.

Mr. Edgar Blandford arrived by the S. S. Silvia, on a visit to his father, Hon. Capt. S. Blandford.

Miss Goodridge leaves by the Mongolian, for Philadelphia. She will visit England before returning.

By the Allan steamer, yesterday, Mr. Leofric Davies, a probationer for the Newfoundland Methodist Conference, arrived. Mr. Davies , who came from Wrescham, and has done circuit work in Dundee, and has been appointed to the Carbonear circuit, and will be stationed at Victoria. He left by yesterday evening’s train for Carbonear, accompanied by the Superintendent of the circuit, Rev. T. B. Darby, B.A. , who had been paying a hurried visit to the city.



Bruce is due at Port aux Basques this morning.

Argyle arrived at Placentia at 4 p.m. yesterday; she sails again this morning, going west.

Glencoe left Burin at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, going west.


Prospero reached Placentia at 1.45 p.m. yesterday, and is due here this afternoon.

Portia is north of Baie Verte. She has not been heard of since Sunday as the telegraph lines are interrupted.


The express last evening took out a large number of passengers, including; Rev. L. E. G. Davis, T. Sparks, J. S. Currie, J. Cleary, O. Emerson, H. Hughes, Hon. J. A. Clift. P. Reynolds, J McGrath.

The shore train arrived at 9.45 last night, bringing only a few passengers.


Excellent weather was experienced along the railway, yesterday to finest for many days, last night it was getting colder, but probabilities are that it will continue fine. The latest reports are:

Port aux Basques–W., fine, 12 above.

Bay of Islands–W., fine, 15 above.

Gaff topsails–W., fine, 10 above.

Bishops Falls–Calm, fine, 6 above.

Clarenville–N., light, fine, 28 above.

Whitbourne–N., light, fine, 20 above.


One drunk only was arrested last night, he was escorted to the station by Const. Furlong.

The schooner Fanny is loading fish at Bishop & Monroe’s for Jamaica.

Goodridge brigt. Gratia, Snow is now overdue from Maceio and is evidently on the coast, she should soon reach port.

Mr. Morgan, a respected resident of Hopewell, died Monday, from pneumonia. He had been ill only a day or two.

Yesterday morning, a lad named Harding, working with the Horwood Lumber Co., had his hand caught in thee machinery, and one of his fingers was almost severed. The injured member was dressed at O’Mara’s pharmacy.

At 10 a.m. yesterday, street car No. 7, while going up Holloway St. Found the rails too slippery and came back by the run, and crossed Water St. No passengers were on board, and the conductor and motorman escaped without injury.

The detectives are now on the trail of the person who stole a sum of money from East End residences.

Helen Stewart reports seeing Brigt. Minnie Sunday, under close reefed sail heading west.

Mr. F. A. Banbury, the new paymaster for H. M. S. Brilliant arrived from England yesterday. He leaves by the Mongolian for Philadelphia, thence to New York, where he will take passage for Bermuda, and join his ship.

The Mongolian, yesterday, brought is steerage, 8 Welshmen, 1 Swede, 3 Austrians, 18 Americans and 17 Persians. They attracted much attention as they walked Water St. from Shea & Co’s. to the railway depot.

A number of Kelligrews people who came to town, Monday morning, had a most unpleasant time. There was very little snow on the road and the horses found it difficult, especially between Kelligrews and Topsail.

At 11.30 a.m. yesterday, Sergt. Cox arrested two lads, Griffin and Brien, who are charged with stealing 22 oil casks, valued at $20 from the Reid Nfld. Co., Colin Campbell and other parties, they will go before the magistrate, this morning.

The old boiler was hoisted out of the Virginia Lake, yesterday. This morning the new boilers will be in place in position.

There are 30 cases of scarlet fever in the city at present, 18 of the sufferers being in hospital.

Mr. M. P. Cashin M. H. A. and Dr. Edith Weeks left for Witless Bay, yesterday, in connection with the outbreak of scarlet fever which has developed at that place.

Hon. Capt. S. Blandford’s friends will be delighted to learn that he is progressing favorable, and within a few days his medical attendances hope to have him about again.

The Blandford-Winsor sealing cases occupied that attention of the Chief Justice, all yesterday. It as expected to finish this evening.

There are five cases of scarlet fever among one family–Taylors–on McFarlane St. None of the sufferers are dangerously ill, however.

Mr. John Callahan, Water St. West, is dangerously ill at his home, and his recovery is doubtful. He has been suffering only a few days.

William Wolfe, who was recently conveyed to the fever hospital from the penitentiary, being suffering from typhoid, is doing well at the hospital and his recovery is looked for.

The Customs received a wire from the sub-collector at Woods Island, that the American schooner Vigilant, Capt. James Wyse, drove from the island, Monday, in running ice, during a S. E. snow storm. The crew left her and landed at Woods Island, but the Captain and mate remained. During the night fires were seen on Big Island, and it was presumed they were obliged to leave her there. Relief parties went to their assistance.



Bowring’s coastal steamer Prospero, Captain Fitzpatrick, arrived at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, from western ports, after a very stormy trip. Leaving St. John’s at 10 a.m. on the 10th January , she harbored at Fermeuse at 8 o’clock that night, in the storm which raged furiously all day . Storm succeeded storm till she reached Port aux Basques, on the 17th. Leaving that port, she proceeded on her way to Bonne Bay, but when north of Cape Ray, large fields of slob ice were encountered, and fearing she might be “caught” on the return, the captain thought is best is best to turn. She called at Balena and took on board 800 bbls, whale oil, and was on the way to Harbor Breton from there during last Sunday’s storm, the crew says it was the worst day they ever experienced. The cold was intense, and as the waves swept over her, they quickly turned to ice. The Prospero proved an excellent sailer and came through without mishap. Since, the weather has been fairly civil. She berthed at Shea’s pier, to discharge her cargo, and the quick manner in which Captain Fitzpatrick brought her to the wharf was favorably connected on. She brought 1,000 packages freight, and the following passengers, Messrs Hy. Clement, J. H. Burgess, J. L. Murphy, Hy. Winsor, J. Winsor, F. Costello, Mrs. Hy. Clement, Miss P Clement, Miss Leary, masters H. Clement, J Haslam and 11 steerage.


Captain John Smith, of Harbor Breton, and Jery Petites, of Mose Ambrose, F. B. went west by the Prospero last trip, en route to Nova Scotia or Gloucester, to purchase new bankers for next season, Captain Smith intends buying a first class vessel, so he can have his choice of master and men to man her, Mr. Samuel Harris, of Grand Bank, also goes to Gloucester, shortly, to add two more schooners to his already large fleet of bankers.


The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.40 a.m. yesterday. She brought a large mail and the following passengers: R Allison, J. T. Keating, Mrs. A. Foots, Miss. M. E. McKenna, P. J. McCarthy, S. S. Whitemore, H. W. Forsey, G. M. B. Forsey, J. L. Miller, A. Kawaja, Captain R. Bartlett, in saloon, and 30 in steerage. The express is due at 3 this afternoon.


Yesterday afternoon the weather along the railway was summer like, but it suddenly changed in the afternoon, and at night a southeast snow storm raged west from Little River. East from the latter place it was fairly moderate. The reports received at midnight were:

Port aux Basques–S. E. , Strong, drifting, 28 above.

Bay of Islands–S. E. light, dull, 26 above.

Gaff Topsails–S. E. strong, showery, 18 above.

Bishop’s Falls–Calm, dull, 22 above.

Clarenville–Calm, fine, 38 above.

Whitbourne–N.W. light, fine, 30 above.


The 6 p.m. train yesterday took out only a few passengers among them being; Miss Ryan, Miss Dwyer, R. White, J Nolan.

The shore train arrived on time last night bringing ; Hon J. A. Clift, Hon. E. Dawe, Mair, Flee\tt, C. Parsons, and about 20 others.


Words of Praise From Mr. J. E. Lake.

Editor Daily News:

Dear Sir–times and seasons come and go, bringing with them all their influence, changes circumstances and climate.

Today were are up in the vapor of the Frozen North, with a temperature registering below zero, and a north west blizzard blowing sixty to eight miles per hour, rolling over the mountains of sea and tide; sweeping everything before it, the staunch old Bruce (not at all nicknamed) holding her own under the tremendous strain of sea and wind, and nobly maneuvered by one of the best of Terra Nova’s gifted seamen, a type of true manhood, gifted with the competency of steamship and the instinct of the sea gull. One minute the Bruce is heading mountains of breaking seas, next she is flying quartering from it with only the pinnacles of water coming over her till the old ship is hidden beneath a glittering coat of ice, increasing from inch to inch, till not a part of the natural ship is visible and the ice from two to eight inches thick all over her.

From two in the morning till ten thirty at night, before we reached Port aux Basques twenty hours of the fiercest northerly snow storm and sea that the Gulf of St. Lawrence is ever bless with; but what about it ? What dose it mean? In a few simple words it is the S. S. Bruce ferrying her usual number of traveling humanity of those whose business demand the advantage of this route to and fro across the Cabot Strait. Weather, storms, and sea is secondary. The Bruce in her compact is alright, strong, staunch and seaworthy and comfortable in her apartments for passengers.

But who is to man her? Nine years of her experience, sine Delaney brought her out, gives the answer. Walk to the dock of the bridge house and see how often its checkered work has been rewarded by the to and fro of those men on duty, carrying the very important responsibility of the lives of those comfortably sheltered below. The slightest misjudgment meant all ingulfed in the bottom of the sea. Delaney’s grey hairs and rosy cheeks of nine long years of self-endurance on this bridge tells tales of anxiety and worry, at time’s covered with a helmet of ice from the crown of his head to his feet, with only ice and mouth visible, every hair of his face as icicle, after ten to twenty hours of weary watching and maneuvering of his ship in such storms, as these, with the assistance of his officers and crew.

The first officer, Mr. Taylor one of the noble type of manhood, stalwart and ruddy, pleasant in manner, after the make up of his commander. Three years of such service matures him to the competency and command should the gallant Delaney ascend to higher and more pleasant altitudes.

While all that is honest and true to be said of this noble ship and crew, bringing its living traffic across the straits, to connect with its coastal sister, the Glencoe, what of her and the endurance of her similar kind old veterans, Capt. Drake, who, for the past nine or ten years , tramped the bridge of his responsibility along the worst and most dangerous stretch of sea-grit coasts in North America, to and fro as circumstances permit, every week, carrying its thousands of living souls back and forth, some times with out an officer on deck but himself, straining the mental and physical power of his make up, without sleep or rest, sometimes for a whole trip.

We hear of wars and numbers of wars, we read of heroes, and gallantry at the scene of trouble, and rewards in gold and pride for the successful in climates of sunshine and beauty; but what of gallantry and heroism of this sort, intrusted with armies of humanity, floating on the most trouble sea under the most tempestuous of the North Atlantic climates, getting rewards that are mere pittances in comparison with their just deserving, or of men in less like positions just across the border–sailors receiving , in the Frozen North, shielded as their commander, with coats of ice over their oil skins as they lie down at times to snatch a few minutes of sleep, sixteen to twenty dollars per month; officers, from thirty dollars , and captain, from eighty to one hundred and twenty per month. Mere pittances in comparison with those less responsibility and under much more pleasant climates, in Canada and the United States, where deserving men get from two hundred to two hundred and fifty dollars monthly, year in and year out, and often times their ship lying up weeks and months in winter in port, and the pay of the captain and engineers still continued; serving, in less important companies that the much respected company of the Reids of Newfoundland, whom I say all honor to for coming to our shores and spending their millions in ships and railways and other enterprises to develop our country.

Again I say all honor to such of man’s manhood, speculators of the best type, worth of all honest gain in their great industry,

But dear Sir from the modesty and good natures of those noble servants referred to they brink from obtruding themselves. Both those commanders have passed the three score years, and given the best of their lives to the service of the company and their fellow man, with small opportunity of laying by for the requirements of old age.

While glancing, as a public traveler, at the circumstances allude to, I can’t forget that worthy man of long servitor in the bottom of the Bruce, with his acute ear open to the bid and call of his commander on the bridge, Mr. Harvey, the chief engineer, without his prompt attention for maneuvering the ship in such storms as we have just passed through and safe with her nose on the mud by the railway wharf to hold her, as not a line can be handled in minutes to get to the pier and faster to parts on the ship till ice in place is cleared off.

Nay, pardon me if I speak of the Bruce’s little Miss Kent, running to and fro, as an important part of the ship’s crew for two whole years, as stewardess, administering to all as they need her care. I won’t mention her monthly pay, it is to insignificant, as I feel sure, she won’t be forgotten when blessing begin to fall upon those whose faithful service deserve it.

Pardon me, dear Editor. It’s the storm that lengthens my items of though. I am a frozen-in prisoner in the saloon of the Bruce, waiting to welcome the safe arrival of the S. S. Prospero, the next ship to join on my homeward stretch, whose commander is maturing in the steps of those that lead. May they all receive their just recompence of reward.

Your in Patience,

S. S. Bruce, Jan 17, 1907


Martin– French

At St. Paul’s church, Harbor Grace, last evening, the marriage of Mr. W. J. Martin to Miss Fannie French was solemnized, the Rev, Canon Noel performing the ceremony . The groom, formerly , an employee of H. F. Fitzgerald, has, for the past three years, resided at Montreal, where he holds a good position, and in that city the future home of the happy couple will be made. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are well known and popular, and best wishes for their future happiness is assured.


On Thursday 10th January the annual entertainment of the S. U. F. was held in the Temperance Hall. Only members of the society were present.

The S. S. Prospero arrived from St. John’s via ports east on Tuesday about 2 a.m. Owing to the prevalence of a heavy snow storm she remained until late in the forenoon before leaving for west.

In case the general opinion, characteristic of our southern clime, holds good for another month there will be no necessity for the resumption of traffic in literature, re the proverbial “Deer Law” through the columns of the press this season. Deer are sensitive creatures, and, apparently, are as much concerned over their preservation as the officials of S. S. Fiona. A proof of this fact can be gleaned from the veritable hunters of Burgeo who regretfully state that no traces of deer can be seen for 40 to 50 miles inland. This account descends with a dull thud upon the sporting instincts and appetites of the masculine section of the community who know the sequent direct and true, ‘salt horse (?) Or nothing’. Of course there will be an increase in sale of condiments at the grocery store, the necessary guarantee for the sure digestion of meats manufactured in those degenerate days. Very few deer have been killed this season and all have shared alike in abstaining from a breach of “law’. From reports we learn that the body of deer have gone north and in all possibility there will be no occasion from now on for the authorities to employ Pinkerton detectives in our region. In short, however, men are more concerned at present over the scarcity of deer than over the law for preservation.

Within the past fortnight was have has a succession a gale from all points of the compass but one. As a sequence reports of disasters to shipping along the water front are coming in daily, but to the great relief of all who have friends on the sea at this season, as yet, there come no report of loss of life. One disaster which more or less concerns the inhabitants of the South coast and especially of of Burgeo and vicinity, is the loss of the good ship Romeo, M. Rose, master from the firm of R. Mont on M. H. A. On Thursday 10th January this vessel, laden with frozen herring for the winter fishery, left Bay of Islands, and in the gale from the North West, which sprang up a few hours later was driven ashore on Codroy Island and became a total wreck. The crew were saved but from reports telegraphed to the firm here we learn that they experienced a very trying time, a time to be remembered during their future sea faring life. We learn that vessel and cargo will be a total loss to the owners, as both were uninsured. The loss of cargo will be the more keenly felt, meaning as it does a scarcity of bait to the West coast fishermen during the months of February and March. The crew have since arrived at Channel and will connect with S. S. Glencoe upon her arrival from Sydney for east. In the same gale we learn that four other vessels, 3 American and 1 Newfoundland, were lost coming out of the Gulf, but fortunately only one seaman in numbered with the loss, truly is may be said “A sad life and perilous as life may be. Hath the lone fisher upon the lonely sea.”


Burgeo, Jan. 15th, 1907.


Matter in connection with the development of the Oderin copper property are finalized. A contract has been entered into between Mr. R. T. McGrath and the Guggenheim Exploration Co. of New York, where by development upon an immense scale will be undertaken in April.

Mr. McGrath has been exceptionally fortunate in interesting such a wealthy corporation as the Guggenheim, one of the soundest financially in the United States.

The deposits at Oderin are of a character that require mining on a very large scale. The mineral deposits are native copper in stratified archaic rocks under conditions resembling those governing in the Lake Superior districts. The geological horizon of the island in which these occurrences of native metal are noted in apparently about the same as these of the Keweenawan district of Michigan. The Guggenheim have recently made an offer of forty million dollars to the Ontario Government for the mineralized portion of the Gillies limits hitherto reserved for development as a state property.


Mr. John Crane of Island Cove was in town on Monday.

Hon. Eli Dawe, Minister of Marine and Fisheries was in town today.

His Lordship Bishop March paid his first episcopal visit to North River on Monday.

Messrs, Munn & Co’s schooner Procyon, Captain W Fitzgerald, left Oporto on Monday for this port.

T. Hanrahan, Esq. R. C. school inspector left for St. John’s by this morning train. He will be absent several days.

Messrs R. D. McRae & Sons schooner Clara which was expected to sail from Bay Roberts on Saturday with fish for Europe did not put to sea until this morning.

Those whose business it is to look after such matters should see that leaky and annoying water shoots of houses along Water St, do not in future drench pedestrians during wet weather.

A splendid trout measuring 14 1\2 inches in length and 7 1\2 in girth and weighing 1 lb. 10oz. was caught in an uptown lake at dinner time today by Mr. Woodley French of Messrs Munn & Co’s employ.

The Salvation Army’s annual banquet was held at the citadel here one night last week. Officers from Carbonear were present and the large attendance at the feast of good things thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Zonophone selections added to the attractiveness of this event and were much appreciated. Those who were in charge of the banquet are to be congratulated upon it success.

Rev. Dr. Whalen the parish priest at North River, has begun the work of enlarging the school building at Bay Roberts, and when it is completed and the necessary furniture and apparatus are put in place, the school will be rated Superior. Miss Ita Burke, the popular school teacher, has done very successful work there, and as the attendance of children is about 84, she will be given an assistant.

The sad intelligence of the death of Mr. Thomas P. HIGGINS at a place near Boston on Saturday, was received that day by R. D. McRae, Esq. Mr Higgins was 74 years of age and unmarried. The funeral took place at noon today. Mr. Higgins being in ill health last summer, paid a visit to his native town, but the change of air does not appear to have done him good. No particulars of his latter illness are at hand and further notice of our old townsman must be deferred for the present.

His Grace Archbishop Macdonald celebrated his last Mass at the Cathedral here on Sunday. During the address to the congregation, the Archbishop was visibly affected and he must have felt keenly the trial of announcing the severance of ties which have bound him to his flock for the past quarter of a century. He thanked the people for their loyalty, warm heartedness and co-operation which qualities on the part of the laity were essential to the successful administration of the diocese. The congregation kneeling His Grace bestowed his farewell blessing. Archbishop Macdonald leaves in a few days, it is thought for Pictou, N. S.

Prince of Wales R. S. Chapter held its election and installation of officers on Wednesday night, Jan. 16th at the orange Hall. The election resulted as follows:– Comps. George T Gordon, W. C. in C; James Martin, E. C. in C; Charles D Garland, Comp. Chaplain; W. Woodley French, Comp Scribe; Jordan Sheppard, Comp. Treasurer; Albert Wills, Sir Herald Knight at Arms; Walter Sheppard, 1st. Lecturer; Charles Martin, 2nd Lecturer; W. H. Sheppard, 1st, Conductor; John Sheppard, 2nd Conductor; Austin Snow, Inner Herald, and John Sheppard, Outer Herald . The installation ceremony was performed by Comp. John C. Sheppard, P. W. C. in C. after the meeting closed the Companions partook of a very nice refreshment prepared for the occasion. The Chapter is in a flourishing condition and looks forward to a large increase of memberships during 1907.


Hr. Grace, Jan 22nd, 1907.


Elise Spark alias Mary Cook, was brought before the magistrate yesterday, and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.

The lads Griffin and Brien arrested for stealing oil casks, were fined $30 or two months imprisonment by Judge Flannery, yesterday.

A message was received, Tuesday evening from Lamaline, that Elias Haskell, a resident of the place, dropped dead while at work; he was 70 years of age.

Capt. Bob Bartlett and Bosun Murphy, who were north with Peary, will arrive by today’s express, after an absence of more than 18 months from home.

Mr. Tasker Cook has been appointed Norwegian Consul for Newfoundland. He is the right man for the position, and is certain to give every satisfaction.

A wire was received yesterday morning that Captain Wyse and mate of the schooner vigilant, who were stranded on Big Island, had been rescued. They suffered much from exposure.

Capt. Arthur Jackman has been confined to his room, at the Whitten Hotel, the last few days, suffering from a cold. He was much improved yesterday, and will soon be about again.

Report was made to the police, at noon yesterday, that Lavinia Walker, of Hoylestown, had left her home at 10.30 a.m. Tuesday, and up to that hour had not returned.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of A. H. Bown, late agent for Ennis and Stoppani, stockbrokers of this city. The defalcations amount to nearly $15,000. Brown is believed to be in Canada, and the police will endeavor to locate him.

A native of Burin, who came to town, Tuesday, left his boarding house, yesterday morning, with $100 in his pocket, and had not returned up to midnight. During the afternoon he was seen on Water St. under the influence of liquor, and his friend fear that he may be relieved of his cash.

During last week turbot were abundant in Fortune Bay, and a few of the men secured good catches.

Mr. H. Clement and family, of Burgeo, arrived by the Prospero, yesterday. They proceed to Jersey, the scene of Mr. Clement’s childhood.

The schooner Merl M Parks and Myrtle are still at Trepassey. The Prospero landed a new foresail and dory here for the Parks and by now she is ready for sea again.

An aged man. named James Evans, applied for shelter at the police station, last evening. Guard Carew gave him shelter and entered a charge of vagrancy against him.

Mr. J. E. Lake, of Fortune, returned home by the Prospero, after a stay of two months in Halifax and other Canadian cities. Mr. Lake had an interview with Mr. A. B. Morine, in Toronto. Mr. Morine delights to meet old friends from Newfoundland. He has already taken a high place in Toronto’s legal circles.

A resident of Sebastian St., on going hone, Tuesday evening, “raised Cain,” and for a brief period the wife’s life was in jeopardy. Yesterday morning she left home for the police station to have him arrested, but before reaching there changed her mind and forgave him.

We have been asked ot say that the item, which appeared in our evening contemporaries, having reference to a young man being dismissed form a business concern because of alleged shortage in cash account, is incorrect. The clerk in question left of his own accord, and his accounts are strictly correct. We learn that a libel suit for heavy damages will likely follow.

It is reported that at a meeting of the Executive, held last night, vacancies in the Customs and Marine and Fisheries Departments were filled. Mr. Alcock will, it is said, be made Cashier, vice Mr. Colton, though the name of Mr. G.W. Lloyd has been freely spoken of. Mr. E.M. White is slated for promotion, and it is probable that Mr. Alfred Pike will be appointed to the position vacated by Mr. H.C. Morris. Another peculiar appointment is that of Mr. John Rooney, to succeed Mr. Brien, as Inspector of Weights and Measures.



Yesterday’s express brought to Avondale the remains of Patrick Kelly. The deceased was injured in the mines at Sydney, recently, and died from the effects, and the body was sent home for burial. The mother and sisters were at the station to receive the remains and their grief when the casket was landed elicited the sympathy of all present.

Disgraceful Conduct

Thursday morning, while the Shamrock Club’s dance at the British hall was in progress, a lively row took place near the hall. A city tradesman created a disturbance at the entrance, and was ejected by a member of the committee. The latter was roughly handled in the melee that followed, and yesterday had to call a doctor. The tradesman had his face and head badly cut in the mix-up, and besides sports two black eyes. Two of the disturbers will be summoned to appear in court tomorrow.


The storm that began Wednesday afternoon, on the West Coast, continued with increased violence, yesterday. The wind blew from the southeast, accompanied with blinding snow drifts. It only raged west from Bay of Islands, and last night was moderating. The latest reports received were :

Port aux Basques– ; S. E.,strong, drifting, 14 above.

Bay of Islands– ; N. E. strong, drifting, 20 above.

Gaff Topsails– ; Calm, dull, snowing, 25 above.

Bishop’s Falls–; dull, snowing, 28 above.

Clarenville–Calm, dull, raining, 38 above.

Whiteburn–Calm, dull, raining, 36 above.



Prospero sails west at 10 a.m. tomorrow.


Argyle left Placentia last evening, going west.

Nothing has been heard from the Glencoe, since 3.30 p.m. Wednesday, when she left Hermitage Cove. She is evidently harbored from the storm.

Bruce left Port aux Basques at 7.30 a.m. yesterday, for North Sydney, with 80 passengers.


Magistrate Murray, Harbor Main, came to the city, last night.

“Head” Dawe returned from Bay Roberts, by last night’s train.

Mr. P. C. Shortis, the banjoist, leaves for Halifax by the Silvia today.

Mr. C .A Bruce, left on a business trip along the line, by yesterday express.

Mr. F. Jerrett, who was in town the last few days, returned to Brigus, last evening.

Mr. P. J. McCarthy, who was visiting friend in Boston, returned by yesterday’s express.

Miss J. Angel left by yesterday’s express, for Shoal harbor, to visit her sister, Mrs. (Rev.) D. Moores.

Mr. W. Ashbourne, who had been in town, on business, left for Twillingate, by yesterday express.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kiely and son leave by the Silvia, this morning, on a visit to friends in United States cities; they will be absent about six weeks.


A big storm raged in the Gulf yesterday, and the Bruce evidently had it rough crossing. She arrived at North Sydney yesterday afternoon.

With advent of spring about a dozen masons will leave for Grand Falls, to construct the concrete dam for the Harmsworth Company.

A young lady, coming by yesterday’s express, got off at Brigus junction, to send a message, and lost her train; she arrived by the local train last night.

Mr. A Green, who arrived by the Mongolian, and is acting for an English concern, left for Western Cove, yesterday, to examine some mining property, owned by M. W. Campbell. Mr. Green was accompanied by Surveyor Balfour and Mr. Campbell.

An old woman named Greene, fell on the car track, at the foot of Carter’s Hill last night, and injured her hip. A street can was coming down Theatre Hill, at the time, and but for the timely assistance of some citizens the old lady might have fared badly.

Monday evening a number of Rev. J. M. Allen’s parishioners of Bay of Islands called at his residence and presented him with a purse of gold and a stock of provisions, sufficient for the balance of the winter. The Rev. gentleman and his wife then entertained their visitors.

At Sydney two Newfoundlanders named Kirby and Dalton, had a dispute which result in a free fight, in which the former came out second best. Next night Kirby visited Dalton’s home and threatened to shoot him. The police were notified and Kirby was taken to jail, and arraigned before the magistrate next morning. He was remanded.

Sunday last, William Milley, formerly of Newfoundland, died at St. Joseph hospital; Sydney. He has been suffering for some time and death was not unexpected. Deceased was interred at Sydney Mines, where he leaves a wife and family.

Miss M. Forsey, daughter of Mrs. James Forsey, Seaview Hotel, Port aux Basques, and Mr. Morris, electrician, Sydney Mines, were united in matrimony at the Methodist church, Channel , Wednesday afternoon. A reception was held afterwards at the hotel, and by the Bruce the happy couple left for their future home in Cape Breton. The train officials, who put up at the Seaview, will be given a dance, in honor of the occasion.

A curious typographical error crept into our columns yesterday the word “peculiar” appearing for “prospective”. The words as written, were: “Another prospective appointment is that of Mr. John Rooney, to succeed Br. Brien, as Inspector of Weights and Measures.”

Gillis and Wall, Halifax, have chartered the schooner Elsie, Capt. Hutt, to load a cargo of drum codfish, at St. John’s , Nfld, for the Brazils.

Mr. John Callanan, of the West End, who was dangerously ill, was considerably improved, last night, and there is every hope for his recovery.

Laborers are in demand at present at Sydney, and the companies are importing Italians to work in the mines. Last week about 50 Newfoundlanders were taken on.

An old man named Evans who applied at the police station, Wednesday night, for shelter, appeared before the magistrate, yesterday, and was sent down for three months.



Rev. Canon Noel went to Spaniard’s Bay, on Tuesday, to attend a meeting of the Deanery Board.

Judge Emerson and Messrs J. Murphy and Otto Emerson, of St. John’s, were in the town, this week.

Mr. William Davis left for St. John’s, by Wednesday morning’s train, and Hon. Eli Dawe went to Bay Roberts by the evening train.

The schooner Columbia, Captain Carrol, with a cargo of coal and hay from Halifax, arrived to Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co., at noon Wednesday.

Messrs John Rorke & Sons’ schooner Lena, Captain John Bransfield, arrived at Carbonear, on Wednesday, after an exceptionally hard passage, from Louisburg.

Mr. Harry Gordon arrived from New York by Tuesday express, after an absence of six years. He will likely remain here all the winter. Mr. Thomas Keefe left the same day for United States.

A meeting of the Harbor Grace Fire Brigade was held on the 14th January, to settle the business of the past year, and to elect officers for the present year. The following were elected: Messrs, John Trapp 1st Director, John C Sheppard, 2nd director, Bernard Parsons, Treasurer, and Otto Grimm, Secretary.

Messrs. J. W. Murphy, W. Fogwell, of St. john’s, and Reuben Parsons, of St. Pierre, were in town on Wednesday, on business.

Mrs. Gordon , wife of George T Gordon , who recently went to Boston to consult a specialist with regards to a serious leg trouble, which he feared would necessitate the amputation of the limb, this week received a letter which contained the cheering information that her husband had seen the specialist, who held out hope that a cure could be effected in his case.

Our citizens are pleased to see District Inspector Bailey about again. The trouble from which he has been suffering seems to be causing him less inconvenience and this week he has been able to give attention to the superintendence of street duties.

The hearing of the adjourned case of Crane vs. Andrews, re a horse, was resumed in the District Court, on Wednesday. The evidence of the additional witness, subpoenaed by the plaintiff did not appear to throw sufficient light upon the matter in dispute to warrant the courts in upholding the claim of the plaintiff. The judge dismissed the case, thereby allowing the defendant to retain possession of the horse. Mr. O. M. A. Kearney who defended argues well.

On Wednesday evening, at St. Paul’s church, Mr. James Martin, of James was united in marriage to Miss Fannie French, daughter of Mr. Robert French, by Rev. Canon Noel. The bride was attended by Miss Minnie Parsons, and was given away by Mr. Charles Martin, recently returned from Klondyke, the groom being supported by Mr. William Martin. The happy couple will leave for their future home, Montreal, on February 5th.

About 50 couples graced the floors of the Masonic Hall, on Tuesday night, when the annual dancing assembly of Lodge Harbor Grace, F & A. M. , took place. The occasion is said to have been most enjoyable and to have to compared favorably with its antecedents, while some who were present assert that in some respects is surpassed those of recent years. Dancing commenced at 8.30 p.m. and was continued until past midnight. The energetic committee deserves commendation for the successful carrying out of a very pleasant affair, while Mr. G. H. Badcock, in the work entrusted to him as master of ceremonies, excelled himself. Messrs R. Brazil , J. Garland and R. Power supplied the music and performed their duties with credit. Several ladies and gentlemen from Bay Roberts and Clarke’s Beach attended the assembly, while Hon. E. Dawe, Messrs J. J. Murphy and J. W. Murphy, of St. John’s were among the spectators..


Harbor Grace, Jan. 24, 1907


The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.30 a.m. yesterday, having experienced fine weather coming across the Gulf. She brought a full freight and the following passengers. B. T. Olive, James Carroll, Capt. W. H. Parsons, S. Pieroway, G. W. Greenland, Miss. W. Jardine, O. Fanard, Fred Fanard, in saloon, and 17 in steerage. The express is due at 8 o’clock to night.


Brigt. Mayflower, Dillon, has cleared for Gibraltar with a cargo of fish from A. Goodridge & Sons.

S. S. Carthaginian leaves Philadelphia today, for St. John’s and will be due next Wednesday.

Brigt. Gratia, Snow, 50 days from Maceio, put into St. Mary’s Wednesday night out of the storm She comes on here as soon as a favorable time officers.

S. S. Silvia sailed yesterday morning, taking in saloon: H. Radford, Capt. Iverson, J. O’Neil, P. J. O’Neil, Dr. Bullard, P. C. Shortis, A. Manley, F. Manley, J. Manley, E. J. Kiely, R. Score, H. M. Bluett, Mesdames Cashin, Radford, Kiely, and son, Misses Hutchinson, Tucker, Brazil and 9 steerage.



Preopero sails west at 10 this morning taking in saloon; J. Vigus, J. Bonia, M. Murphy, C. Davis, H. McDougall, and 25 steerage.

A wire was received late last night, that the Portia was returning south. She will be due early next week.


S. S. Glencoe is harboring at Harbor Breton, out of the storm, and leaves, going west, as soon as a time offers.

Argyle left Bain Harbor. at 2.15 p.m. yesterday, going west.

Bruce leaves Port aux Basques this morning.


There was a cessation in the storm that was raging on the West coast, yesterday and in the afternoon and last night the weather was as fine as could be expected. The following from the different stations:

Port aux Basques–N. W. , strong, fine, 16 above.

Bay of Islands–N. W. , strong, fine, 6 above.

Gaff Topsail–N. W. , Strong, snowing, 2 below.

Bishop’s Falls–N. W. ; strong, fine, 3 above.

Clarenville–N. W., light, fine, 20 above.

Whitbourne–N .W.; light, fine, 22 above.


Rorke schooner Lena, Bransfield, reached Carbonear on Wednesday, from Louisburg. She encountered terrible weather, but sustained no damage.

Mr. B. F. Doutney, whose death is chronicled in our obituary column, this morning, was a younger brother of Rev. W. P. Doutney, P. P. of St. Kyran’s.

Some vandals are reported to be destroying the fancy trees surrounding Villa Nova property– Power’s Court–and by yesterday train “Head” Dawe left to arrest the culprits.

The members of the ladies committee of the C. C. C. meet this afternoon, at the residence of Mrs. D. J. Greene, to make arrangements for the Corps “At Home”. on Tuesday night, next.

The schooner Molly M., which left here for Harbor Breton, Dec. 14th, and for whose safety much anxiety was felt, has turned up at St. Pierre, all well, a message to that effect being received in town yesterday.

Yesterday afternoon Detective Byrne arrested a young man named Michael Hanlon, Merry Meeting Road, who is charged with stealing $10 from the shop of Mrs., Alison, Field Street He will go before Judge Flannery, this morning. Last fall Hanlon was charged with the larceny of a quantity of liquor.

A young man named Aylward, of Lamaline, while walking along Water St. last night fell on the sidewalk and his face struck the curb stone and an ugly wound was inflected. Blood flowed freely as the man was picked up. He was carried to Dr. Gills surgery, on New Gower St. where the doctor placed eleven stitches in the broken flesh.

Word was received in town yesterday, that the scarlet fever outbreak at Witless Bay is not as serious as first reported. Dr. Edith Weeks is attending the sufferers.

There have been thirteen cases of scarlet fever reported during the week by the Public Health Officer. The disease is more virulent than previous cases reported, and some of the sufferers are dangerously ill. In the city at present there are 39 cases, 9 of which are in hospital. There is 12 houses quarantined.

Mr. Edward Moore, formerly of this city, but now residing at Brooklyn, N. Y. , met with a serious accident at the latter place, recently , by falling from a building , a distance of 40 feet. He is now in hospital, and will likely recover.

Last evening, Consts. Furlong and March arrested a young man named Pomeroy, under a warrant A few nights ago he assaulted his father, and served him so badly that the old gent was obliged to seek protection of the police. This morning he will go before Judge Flannery, who will deal with his case.

Thursday afternoon the wayward son of a superintendent of one of the Government institutions, created a scene on Alexander Street, and later in the institution He was forcibly ejected, however, and will likely be summoned.


DOUTNEY–at Chicago, Ill., Dec 31st 1906, B. F. Doutney, of Newfoundland. Funeral from Church of Holy Family, thence to Mount Carmel. R. I. P.

BOWDEN–Last night, after a few hour’s illness, Mr. Samuel P. Bowden, (oldest son of the late Capt. Solomon Bowden) aged 57 years, leaving a wife, four sons, and three daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral from his late residence, 30 ½ Lime Street, at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday. Friends will please attend with further notice. Boston papers please copy.




By the Portia, yesterday afternoon, Captain Dornom; A. H. Fox mate James Forsythe, S. Crews, G. parker, A Passarge, of the ill fated Robin, reached the city. The vessel loaded with fish at H. J. Earle’s premises , Twillingate, for Lisbon, and on Friday morning was towed out by the Portia . They had proceeded midway between Change Island and Fogo, when a string of slob, with a few pans of harbor ice among it, was met. A strong breeze was blowing at the time, and the thermometer was below zero. The Portia’s wake was quite open, and there was ample room for the Robin to follow her, but she ran in the ice, and stove in her starboard bow, and also breaking the tow line. Captain Kean knew he was in the vicinity of ‘Old Rodger”, a sunken rock, and as there was a dense vapor, it would be extremely dangerous to attempt to

Pick the Vessel up, just then. The Robin was carried off Seal Cove, in the harbor ice, and she was making water quickly, Captain Dornom decided to leave her. A boat was launched , and the six men scrambled in, leaving most of their belongings behind, the captain saving only his sextant. They reached the Portia safely, and Capt. Kean steamed as near the sinking vessel as the ice would permit. Chief officer J Kean, 2nd Officer Field and five seamen walked over the ice and boarded her. They made an examination of the damage, and found bins of timber broken, and water over the forecastle floor. They stuffed bags in the break and manned the pumps, with the result that the water was soon off the forecastle floor. On sounding, Chief Officer Kean found 5 feet of water in the hold. Capt. Kean, on being informed of her condition had every hope of taking her to Change Island. The

Wind Had now increased to a hurricane , and it was intensely cold, but the hawser was fastened once more. As soon as it became taut it snapped. Another line was attached, and the Robin was brought out to the ice, when it also parted, while a third shared the same fate. The force of water drove the stuffing from the holes, and she began to make water rapidly again. Capt. Kean then made up his mind to tow her around Fogo, drop anchor and by raising her head, stop the leak sufficiently to take her to Seldom Come Bye, but the wind increased in violence, and it became too risky, so the tow line was taken in . The brigantine was in the drifting ice and went close to Stone Island, and there had to be abandoned. At. 5p.m. she sank off Fogo harbor. The robin was 41 years old, and had seen the best of her days. Her

Plank Were Rotten and could not stand being struck by the pans. It was well for the captain and crew that the Portia was at hand to rescue them, as had assistance not been near, they would in all probability have gone down with her. She had 3,400 qtls. fish on board, which is covered by insurance, and would have been a valuable prize for the Portia. Capt. Dornom and his men leave for their homes, in Plymouth by the next steamer for Europe. The Robin left here for Twillingate, and having loaded, put to sea, but her sails were blown away, and she was obliged to put back for repairs, the captain refusing the Clyde’s offer to tow her to a southern port. The Portia was going to tow her out a month ago, but it was such a stormy day, the crew refused to go.


The coastal steamer Portia, Kean, arrived at 3.30 p.m. yesterday, from the northward. On reaching Green bay, a heavy block of ice was met, but a strong west wind sprang up driving it out and she was able to make every port. She proceeded as far as Englee during the snow storm, and as the winds was blowing from the coast Captain Kean feared that he would be caught in the ice, so he retreated. Wednesday last she reached La Scie, and remained all night, as there was a Gale all of wind. Thursday morning she left for Tilt Cove, but found the north side of the bay so heavily blocked with ice that she was unable to call there. A dense fog also made it risky for the steamer, and Captain Kean ran to Herring Neck before calling at Twillingate. She left there with the ill fated brigt. Robin in tow. The trip was the most unpleasant throughout. The following passengers arrived by her.:– Messrs Norris, Capt. Dornom, P. Templeman, White (3), Butler, Dewling, Laite, Christian, Evilly, Fowlow, Misses Penny, Mifflin, White, Fennell, O’Dea, Tuff, and 27 in steerage.


The S. S. Adventure, Couche, arrived yesterday morning, after a seven weeks’ trip. Leaving here on Dec. 5 she proceeded to Gander Bay and Lewisporte, for lumber for New York. She reached the States after a fine run, and was detained fourteen days unloading. She then took on board water ballast and went to Philadelphia, where she loaded coal for Sydney. As she was about to leave a slight break was discovered in the main steam pipe. Repairs were made, and she was ready to leave again, when another break of a similar nature was found, causing a second delay. On Friday 11th she got under way, and had a rough experience. The frost was terrible, and reaching Sydney, the Adventure resembled a floating iceberg. From the hatches to the derricks, a distance of seven feet, there was a solid wall of ice, and it took a gang of men all one day to cut off the white mantle. Twice she broke the ice of Sydney harbor, and made channels for the Othello and St. Andrew to steam out. She left there Friday afternoon, and encountered fog all the way. She has a full cargo of coal for A Harvey & Co.

Fiona to Search for Missing Schooner

The report received in town, Friday , that the schooner Molly M. had reached St. Pierre is incorrect, and Saturday afternoon the following message was received by M. A. Martin, M. H. A. from Harbor Breton:–“Report of arrival of Molly M., at St. Pierre; is false. Families grief stricken; please suggest to the government the sending a search steamer .” It was from Rev. Father Power and H. Elliott. Mr. Martin interviewed the Minister of marine and fisheries and the members of the Executive and it was decided to send the cruise Fiona to search for the missing schooner. Yesterday the Fiona was coaled, and water and supplies taken aboard, and was ready to sail at 4.30. Backing out from Tessier’s wharf the propellor became entangled in a schooner cable that ran off from the pier, and she had to drop anchor until this morning, when a diver will be sent down to clear the propellor, when the cruiser will sail and make a full search. As already reported in the News, the Molly M. left here on December 14th, for Harbor Breton, laden with supplies, and has not been heard from since.


Similar weather to that experienced in the city was felt along the railway, yesterday, and last night very little change was noticeable. The following were the latest reports.

Port aux Basques–Clam, dull, 20 above.

Bay of Islands–Clam, dull, 20 above.

Gaff Topsails–Calm, dull, 18 above.

Bishop’s Falls–S. W. light, snowing, 20 above.

Clarenville–N. E. , strong, raining, 30 above.

Winterton–N. E. , fresh, raining, 38 above.


The S. S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.45 a. m. yesterday, bringing the following passengers; E. L. J. Stephens, B. De Dery, J.J. Maher, J.N. Pettipas, J. Hackett, E. Baggs, E.B. DeWet, J. McGrath, E. and Mrs. Rennie, in saloon, and fifteen in steerage. The express left Port aux Basques at 10 a.m. and is due here at 8 tonight.

Notes From Old Perlican

A very enjoyable concert was given at Old Perlican on the nights of December 25th and 26th, the proceeds being devoted to church purposes. The program consisted of dialogue, recitations, duets, choruses, etc., and were both humorous and pathetic. Perhaps the hit of the evening was a dialogue entitled “Wash Day at Zoffile corners”, the acting of which was indeed splendid. The solos and choruses were also very appropriate, and all was received with enthusiastic applause. The performers included some of Old Perlicans most talented young people, and were are sure a great deal of time and energy must have been expanded by them to produce such a successful concert.

An entertainment was also given by the pupils of the West End School, and was quite a success, the teacher, Mrs. E. Benson, is to be congratulated on the success which followed the painstaking efforts, since she has become the teacher. There was also a tea meeting in the West End school room, the night succeeding the entertainment.

We regret to have to record that Old Perlican has lately lost two of it citizens, in the persons of Miss E March and her Mother. The former has held the post of telegraph operator for the past four years and is greatly missed by her many friends.

One of our esteemed townsmen, Mr. J. G. Barrett, has lately embarked on the sea of matrimony, with a fair lady from Trinity bay (North),. We wish them every success and happiness on the voyage.

The special service are being held at present, and are exceptionally good, and are being attended with success.

The Orange hall has lately been enlarged and is a creditable acquisition to our town. There is also a project on foot to raise funds for the erection of a new parsonage, which is needed badly needed


January 19th, 1907


Bright. Mayflower. Dillon , sailed Saturday for Gibraltar.

Schooner Drusie is now due at Carbonear, coal laden, from Sydney.

Schooner Procyon, Fitzgerald, left Oporto, Monday last for Harbor Grace.

Schooner Lolita A. , Horwood, is loading fish at Carbonear, for Brazil.

Duff and Sons’ ketch Livonia, is loading fish at Carbonear, for the Mediterranean.

Brigt. Beatrice , Wescott, is loading fish at Harbor Grace, for the Mediterranean.

Schooner Kenneth Victor has arrived Maceio from this port, after a passage of 46 days.

Barque Lavina, Wilson, arrived Saturday, from Pernambuco, after a splendid passage of 27 days.

Bright. Clutha, Joyce, 38 days from Pernambuco, arrived, Saturday, to Bishop & Monroe, she experienced rough weather since coming along the coast.


Mr. J Norris of Three Arms N. D. B. arrived in the city yesterday.

The Adventure was photographed at Sydney and as the steamer was covered with ice from Stem to Stern, the picture is a unique one.

Mate Fox of the unfortunate bright Robin, is a twin brother of the captain of the schooner A. M. Fox now in port. They had not met for two years up to yesterday afternoon.

Eighteen witness in the Blandford-Winsor sealing case, left for home by yesterday express. They reside in different parts of Bonavista Bay, and some will have to travel twenty miles over the ice, after detraining, at Gambo.

The LaHave schooner Thelma, Capt. Peters, which arrived at North Sydney on the 19th with a cargo of fish on board, valued at $2,500 and which encountered severe weather on the trip from Newfoundland, has been pronounced unseaworthy by port wardens and ordered to the marine slip for repairs.

Saturday forenoon, an aged woman named Carroll, met with a serious accident on Catherine St. . After leaving the house of a friend she slipped on the ice, and falling, broke her hip. Dr. Campbell was called to attend her, and also Rev. Fr. Fyme. After the doctor had bandaged the limb, the women was taken to Hospital in the ambulance.

Saturday afternoon, a son of Mr. Robert Freeman, was sent on a message. On Water St., another youngster, named Sylvester Chipman, came along, grabbed his purse, containing 20 cents, and made off. Sergt. Peet was acquainted, and with the assistance of a newsboy, soon had Chipman at the station, but not before eleven cents had been spent on a dish of beans. He will go before Judge Flannery, this morning.

A man named Patrick Kelly, employed in the colliery at No.3, and living in one of the shacks, died Monday last after a brief illness, the remains were already reported in the News, sent to Kelly’s former home at Avondale on Thursday last.

Mr. William Butt, of Hr. Grace, has sent some boxed fish to Barbados which found a ready market. He has received a letter from a prominent merchant of the place who speaks in best terms of the quality of the fish and asks that another shipment be sent.

The late Sister Veronica, who died at Carbonear on the 19th January, was known in the world as Miss Collins, and was born in St. John’s. She was the first native nun and her religious life covered 68 years–having joined the order in 1839.

Mr. R. D. McRae, Harbor Grace, received a letter from Boulard ??? C. B. last week, conveying the sad news of the death of Mrs .Christina. McRae, wife of Mr. D. McRae Deceased fell while on her way to church, sometime ago, and succumbed from injuries received..

The funeral of the late Samuel P. Bowden took place yesterday afternoon at the General Protestant cemetery, and despite the very unpleasant weather was very largely attended. The masonic fraternity , by whom Mr. Bowden was held in the highest esteem, preceded the hearse, and the grave side gave the last grand honors to a brother beloved. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. T. D. Dunn and Mark Fenwick.

Wednesday 23rd January, Mrs. Joseph J McKinnon , Fraser Avenue, received the sad intelligence that her brother had passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. McKinnon, who arrived in Glace Bay shortly after the sad news was received. The deceased will be buried at his former home in Newfoundland.– Sydney News.

The man Finnicune, who assaulted Mr. Dalton, Wednesday night, was before the magistrate, Saturday, and pleaded guilty. He was remanded until Mr. D. has sufficiently recovered to be able to attend court.

The taking of the evidence in the Blandford-Winsor sealing case concluded Saturday afternoon. The counsel will address the jury, this morning, and the case will likely finish, this evening.

Petitions, signed by 600 voters, asking that a plebiscite be taken on local option, has been presented from Harbor Main, and it is likely that the election will take place next month. Last election over 1,600 votes were polled, while the number registered was more than 2,400, and it is likely that the contest will be a lively one.

Mr. M. Drover is having a 40 ton schooner built at Cavendish. She will be completed by the spring and will prosecute the Labrador fishery next summer.


SLATTERY.–Saturday night after a short illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, William A Slattery, leaving a wife and six children. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 94 Freshwater Road. Friends are requested to accept this intimation.






John Wareham and Herbert Gooby, two young men of the South Side went jigging for junk at Harvey & Co’s premises, yesterday afternoon, and in their operation brought up to the surface the body of a man. Occasionally it is a paying venture to grope along the water front, particularly in the vicinity of the steamship docks. Not a few provided themselves with sufficient coal for the winter, trawled from the bottom, while others do well off ends of rope and other seemingly valueless articles, thrown overboard from time to time may , or which may find their way to the bottom by accident . These two young men left their homes after dinner, and crossed the harbor in a boat. On reaching Harvey & Co.’s pier, Wareham threw out his jigger and brought up an end of rope. Four similar pieces were secured and then a weighty object was hooked. On being brought to the top of the water it proved to be a puncheon. At 2.30 p.m., within a few feet of Harvey’s eastern pier, between Harvey’s and March’s Wareham hooked another heavy object. He remarked it to his younger companion, and they were excited as to what it would be. Both were looking over the side of the boat, and after a few seconds pulling, were horrified to see the form of a man come into view. The body came feet first, the jigger being caught in the right leg of the pants, just below the knee. Several work men were on the wharves, and in a very brief space a crowd had congregated. Consts. Keefe and Devine and Sergt. Sparrow were quickly on the scene, followed soon after by Inspector Grimes and Supt. Sullivan, the latter ordering the body to be taken to the morgue.

It was first towed to the King’s Wharf, and Capt. Nichols having provided a sail it was wrapped around the corpse, still in the water, and then lifted in the boat. Rowing up to Clift’s cove, the gruesome, burden was gently placed on a stretcher and carried to the morgue, near the entrance of the police station. The News was among the first view the remains, but it was impossible to identify them, as the face had been completely eaten by sea insects, nothing but the bare skull remaining. The jaws were wide open, evidencing, perhaps, that death had stricken the unfortunate while crying for help. The flesh of the hand had also been devoured.

The spectacle was not a pleasant one, and will not soon be forgotten by the few who gazed upon it. The body was clad in dark suit, glazed belt around the waist, collar and bow, patent leather boots, which were only partly laced, as if the man had been in a hurry when dressing, but had no under pants, there were many opinions as to whom the unknown might be. Mr. P. Morrissey, stevedore at Harvey’s & Co.’s believed it was a fireman of the Silvia, who was paid off from that ship on Thursday morning. The News interviewed shipping master Carter

and was informed that one of that ship’s firemen had been discharged on Thursday. He gave his name as Charles Stevens, 53 years of age, and a native of London, Eng. At the time he had been drinking, apparently, and Mr. Carter advised him to keep straight. From his description of Stevens, we conclude that he was not the unfortunate. There was also a report that he had been staying at the Seaman’s Home, and our reporter called on manager Oakley. He informed us that

an Irish sailor had been there, but left about three weeks ago saying he would stow away on the Silvia. This man had been sent to Harbor Breton to join the Excelda for Halifax, but being unsuitable , was not taken. He worked his way back to St. John’s, and on returning had just sufficient cash to pay for one night’s lodging. Mr. Oakley and his assistant were confident that the Irishman had on low shoes, and his dress otherwise did not coincide with that on the dead. A third rumor was that the man had been a cabin steward on the Silvia and was reported missing on the 2nd January . Const. Lawlor, who was doing duty as guard at the police station that day said he had been asked over the phone if one of the Silvia’s stewards had been brought in there, and Detective Byrne, while making a search of the steamer before she sailed, had been informed that one of the stewards had gone on shore, had not returned. No ado was made about it at the time, as such actions are not uncommon with sailors. The police were inclined to this belief, and after events showed that they were correct. Supt. Sullivan sent the Undertaker Carew to provide a coffin and prepare the body for burial. Mr. Carew was not in the city, but one of his assistants, Maurice Green, arrived soon after with a coffin. Constable Lawlor and Coady were detailed to assist him removed the clothes. The body showed no signs of bruises, and with the exception of the face and hands, was in a perfect state of preservation. It was thoroughly disinfected and in a pork barrel, in which was a strong solution, had been thrown, the officers tried the pockets and found a letter which was the means of identifying him, but there was no money or watch or anything else of value. Although lying in the water some time, the writing was quite discernable. It was written on the Silvia official paper, and the address on the envelope was : “ David Cameron, 12 Dock St. Kelvinbough, Glasgow.” It was taken to the police station, dried and handed to Supt, Sullivan. It was a brief message, and signed “James Cameron”. This was the name of the missing steward, and as the letter had not been posted, it left no doubt as to the identity of the unfortunate mariner. Several persons in the city were well acquainted

with him, Constables Walters and Simmons had often been in conversation with him, the former going to Halifax with him last October. Mr. Clarke, of the Devonshire Inn, was also acquaintance, and last night brought two Scotch men to the station, who were chums of his, one being native of the same village. Cameron was about 35 years of age, and was of a jovial disposition, he had a fund of stories and anecdotes, and those who traveled by the steamer never tired of listing to him. He was not a total abstainer nor was he a heavy drinker. The corpse had been coffined and ready for interment. He is thought to have been a member of the Presbyterian faith, but the authorities will endeavor to ascertain, this morning, if such be the case, or what his belief was. His untimely end will be sad news to the relatives and friends, but there will be some consolation in the knowledge that the body has been recovered from the deep and will receive Christian burial.



Propero reached Placentia at 9.30 p.m. Sunday; nothing further was heard from her as the telegraph lines are interrupted.


Bruce leaves Port aux Basques this morning

Glencoe left Burgeo at 1 p.m. yesterday, coming east.

Argyle left Placentia yesterday afternoon, on the Merasheen route.


Schooner Elsie is loading at Louisburg for this port.

S. S. Carthaginian left Philadelphia Saturday evening for St. John’s.

Brqt. Golden Hind, Olsen , has arrived at Bahia, after a passage of 46 days, all well.

S. S. Silvia reached Halifax at 1 a.m. yesterday and left at 6 last evening for New York.

S. S. Regulus reached New York on Saturday, where she will discharge. Thursday she leaves for Newport News, where she will load coal for St. John’s.


Capt. Robert Bartlett, of Peary’s steamer Roosevelt , arrived from Brigus by yesterday morning train.

Hon. Capt. Blandford was improved a little last evening. The doctors do not expect he will be able to get about for some time yet.

Capt. Arthur Jackman was seriously ill yesterday at the Whitten Hotel. He is being attended by two doctors and hope is held for his recovery.

The boy Chipman who stole a purse containing 20 cents from another lad on Saturday, was before Judge Flannery yesterday, and fined $10 or 30 days.

Mr. Nicholas Galagay, moulder, of the West End, died at his home yesterday, from pneumonia, after a short illness. Deceased was well known in the city and was a prominent member of the Star Association. Interment takes place tomorrow.

A sailor named Gunn reported to Const. Coady last night that he had lost $37.00 which he believed had been stolen. The officer escorted him to the police station to make further enquiries and while there Gunn found the cash in a tobacco box in his pocket. The police thought it strange that he was not able to find the money until reaching the lockup. He is a Scotchman and intends going home by the Carthaginian.

At 21 King’s Place, Halifax January 24, Mrs. Mary Jordan, wife of Martin Jordan, died after a short illness. Deceased was formerly of this city.

Thomas T Collins, who murdered Mary Ann McAulay, last year, at Hopewell Cape, N. B. particulars of which appeared in the News, was found “guilty” of murder, Thursday last, and has been sentenced to be hanged, April 25th next.

The engagement is announced of Miss Ethel Pearson, second daughter of Hon. B. F. Pearson, of Halifax to Mr. T. G. McKenzie, M. A. & M. E. of River John. Mr. McKenzie is now employed with the Nova Scotia Steel Works at Wabana, Nfld.

Mr. James Oakley, manager of Seaman’s home, received a wire from Greenspond, yesterday, acquainting him of the death of his father, John Thorn Oakley, which occurred on Saturday night. Two months ago he was stricken with paralysis, and since he has been in a precarious condition. He was 75 years of age, and for the greater part of his life has conducted a successful business. Mesdames Samuel and William Godden and James Stevens are daughters of the deceased, and there are also several other children. Hon J Ayre also received a message of Mr. Oakley’s death.


LeGROW–At Broad Cove, B. D. V. on the 25th, January, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. P. L. LeGrow.





Captain Arthur Jackman entered into eternity at 12.30 this morning after an illness of short duration. A few days ago he was in apparent good health and no indication of such a quick termination of life’s battle was evident. But God Ruled otherwise, and man though sad and sorrowing, can only submit. Monday last the doctors gave up hope, and Very Rev. Dean Ryan was called to administer the last consoling rites of the Catholic Church and since then Rev. Fr. McDermott and deceased’s nephew, Rev. W. Jackman, were in attendance. The life that has just been ushered into mystery was well spent. Few had as many friends and were so widely known as the subject of this obituary. As a navigator, he had few superiors, and in steamship and daring he can be reckoned with the Norsemen of old. And his deeds are not alone known to his own countrymen, but the world over. Old “sea dog” that he was blunt, and unceremonious, he nevertheless had a kindly nature, and few who ever went to him in distress came away unaided. His charitableness was not boastful, but many a widow and orphan, whom he has relieved unknown to the world will offer a prayer to Him who rules all things for the repose of the soul of their benefactor. Yesterday, when told that death was near, he appeared reconciled and was prepared to meet his Author with that remarkable courage that brought him through life, and raised him to an enviable position in the estimation of the community. One of the last sentences he uttered was to enquire as to the health of his life long friend, Captain Blandford, and, we are informed that about the same hour Capt Blandford made a similar enquiry as to Capt. Jackman. That he will be greatly missed is without doubt particularly in the sealing voyage, which will soon be ushered in. No more will his manly form occupy the bridge of the good ship the Eagle. No more will he direct a gallant sealing crew of his fellow countrymen; no more will his voice be heard over the howling March storm, guiding the ship to rescue some poor sealer, who otherwise would be left to perish. It is all over. The sturdy captain has panned his last seal, he has given his last command, he has silently sailed his bark, over the still sea of death, and let us hope it was guided well by Him who stilled the waters of Galilee, and has entered that heaven of rest where his could would be .

A widow who is in New York, a daughter, Mrs H Huesks, who is at present in Montreal; two sisters and numerous relatives are left to mourn, to whom general sympathy will go out, and in which the News joins.

Born in Renews in 1843, the homestead of the Jackman family, he chose sea life for his avocation. Following the footsteps of his brother, the late Captain William Jackman, he soon reached the top notch, and at the age of 22 was given command of a schooner. He continued in sailing vessels until 1871—making his last trip in the brig Fanny Bloomer, when he was appointed his brother’s successor in the S. S. Hawk, the latter being given the Eagle, then a new ship. That year his catch was 1,400 seals. Since then he has been command of steamers, viz, Hawk, Falcon, Narwal, Resolute, Eagle (1) Aurora, Terra Nova, and the present Eagle. He lost the Hawk in 1876, the Resolute in 1886, and the Eagle during a whaling trip to Greenland in 1893. His work did not end with sealing . Several whaling trips were made to Greenland, the last being in 1894. He was also captain of the coastal steamers Curlew and Plover, and, in that capacity made hosts of friends. He was thoroughly acquainted with the entire coast of Newfoundland, and during his years in the coastal service few, if any, accidents happened and ships under his charge. When Harvey & Co. took over the coastal service, the Bowing boats went into the Sydney trade, and the Plover was lost while Capt. Jackman was in charge, on a passage from Sydney to this port. But after all, sealing was his line more than any other business, and in this he was eminently successful. Last year he completed his 36th spring in the command of a steamer, and had the title of commodore of the fleet. This result of his work in that period was 552,510 seals—an average of 15,347 a year–valued at more than a $1,000,000. Not less than 8,000 men were under his care during his life, at the ice-fields and he had the remarkable fortune of never losing a man, which won him the deserved credit of being “able to pick up his crew, no matter what happened.” Death , however, often visits his ship, and in 1897—the stormiest spring in his history—not less than four of his crew succumbed . In that year Capt. Jackman was in the Aurora, which was the only ship to load, the seals being found in the vicinity of Virgin Rocks. In 1906 this was duplicated, the Eagle being the first ship in, the only one with a full load, and the coveted harps were again secured well off on the banks. Though it is not generally known he held the record for being the “first in” having four springs to his credit. In 1878, March 31st, he arrived in the Falcon, with 21,190; 1885, March 31st, Resolute, 34,628; 1895, March 27th, Aurora, 29,916; 1905 March 28th, Eagle, 32,064. The first steamers commanded by him, such as the Hawk, Eagle (1) and Falcon were small,l else would his total catch have been much greater. However, he has the unique record of always bringing a “saving” trip for the merchant. Below we publish a full record of his voyages, taken from Chafes History:—

  1st. trip 2nd Trip Total
1871 Hawk 1400 * 1400
1872 Hawk 1000 * 1000
1873 Hawk 6688 1540 8228
1874 Hawk 1881 2032 3013
1875 Hawk 10112 284 10300
1876 Hawk 4126 ** 4126
1877 Falcon 1810 ** 1810
1878 Falcon 21190 761 21951
1879 Falcon 22030 * 22030
1880 Narwhal 12127 1155 13282
1881 Resolute 35025 5954 40979
1882 Resolute 6451 7 6458
1883 Resolute 19320 804 20124
1884 Resolute 475 * 475
1885 Resolute 34628 4679 39307
1886 Resolute **   
1886 Falcon   423 423
1887 Eagle 18560 1030 19990
1888 Eagle 26495 * 26495
1889 Eagle 5294 * 5294
1890 Eagle 7316 * 7316
1891 Eagle 11149 * 11149
1892 Eagle 20819 * 20819
1893 Eagle 12770 * 12770
1894 Aurora 7701 * 7701
1895 Aurora 29916 3896 33812
1896 Aurora 7759 * 27941
1897 Aurora 27941 * 27941
1898 Terra Nova 10341 * 10341
1899 Terra Nova 21623 * 21623
1900 Terra Nova 32953 * 32953
1901 Terra Nova 19073 * 19073
1902 Terra Nova 22811 * 22811
1903 Terra Nova 20954 * 20954
1904 Eagle 6278 * 6278
1905 Eagle 32064 * 32064
1906 Eagle 9465 * 9465
  529945 22565 552510

* Not Out

** Lost


W. J. S. Donnelly, Esq., inspector H. M. Customs, was in town Monday as was also Mr. J. C. M. Hayward representing the North American Assurance Co.

Messrs, Mun & Co’s., steamer Louise took a number of men from this place and Carbonear to Bell Island on Monday morning to work in the Nova Scotia Co’s. mine. The steamer returned to port the same evening.

Mr. James O’Neil who was spending Christmas at Cochrane House and who for some time past has been ill is now in perfect health. His brother Mr. P. J. O’Neil and Mr. James McCourt, have also been guest at the Cochrane.

Mr. Sears, representing the Amherst Boot and Shoe Mftg. Co., Mr. Lawrence of the C. L. Lawrence Co. , Montreal and Mr. Shaw who will look after a branch business for the second named at St. John’s, were in town this week doing business.

The Methodist Board of Education has opened a school at Bear’s Cove in a vacant house owned by Mr. Willis Kennedy. This arrangement overcomes the difficulty to young children of that locality of making their way to and from school in the central part of the town during the winter months. Miss Pincock is the teacher in charge.

On Sunday evening and night a heavy silver thaw visited us and on Monday morning the beauties of the ice clad trees and hedges would have seen to be the best advantage. The sun shining upon the charming spectacle increased the splendor of the view and doubtless the camera was in frequent use, for it is rarely we get such favorable opportunity to fix such a pretty scene, some breaks were caused by the glitter in the Anglo and postal telegraph lines and in the electric light lines, but the interruption were soon remedied.

The Trade Review Commercial Annual for 1906 is a very interesting number to those engaged in the trade and commerce of the country, but subject of interest to the general reader are to be found within its pages. Specially noticeable to Harbor Gracians are the contribution of Mr. H. f. Shortis, G. P. O. and his talented daughter, that of the former writer deals with “The Irish in Newfoundland, what they have done for our country,” and gives some interesting information. The descendants of Irishmen in this country must be gratified to Mr. Shortis for his graphic sketch of the life and labors of their pioneer ancestors.

It would seem the proper course of the Water Co. to take is to notice the unsightly appearance of some of the water fountains along Water Street and have the defects remedied. We have in different parts of the town some respectable looking iron fountains and why these should be placed in lanes and by street where they are not conspicuous while Water Street holds out to the gaze of the visitor the spectacle of ungainly wooden tanks, cannot be understood by persons, who would wish to see the most frequented parts of the town present us respectable an appearance as possible.

The fact some dog owners have been summoned to Court for the non-payment of the dog tax suggests the question of sheep raising and its possibilities, were the dog prohibits in the district. It does seem puzzling to the thoughtful mind when it becomes apparent that our people are either wilfully negligent of their best interest or are careless to become a hindrance to the development of an almost certain profitable enterprise. Can it be possible our citizens will never realize the possibilities ahead if a change were given us to go in for sheep raising on a large scale. Scarcely any one will now contend for the dog as being necessary towards the maintenance or support of its owner, while to majority of people will readily concede the sheep to be a source of wealth in a community where sheep raising under favorable circumstances, is attempted. In former articles the writer has endeavored to point out the advantages to the poorer classes if sheep raising on a limited scale were undertaken. In conversation with a gentleman a short time ago, said writer discussed the dog vs sheep question. This gentleman was enthusiastic on the subject of sheep raising and declared, if the dog could only be got rid of throughout the district, the establishment of a new industry would follow the expulsion of the canine. He also asserted that he knew of a gentleman who would undertake the promoting of a scheme whereby a $30,000 sheep farm would be established in this locality. This is worth considering and it is only for the public to take united action and have the dog expelled. There is money in sheep raising and none in retaining the dog. The latter’s is to be availed of if we will. The silver to be gathered from sheep farms is a plain to be seen in the mind’s eye as was the silver thaw upon the trees on Monday morning and without doubt it would be more welcome when gathered and viewed in the hand.


Hr. Grace Jan. 29th, 1907

Investigation Not Yet finished

The magisterial enquiry in to the charge against Augustus Sweeney was continued, yesterday afternoon, before Judge Flannery. Three witnesses were examined up to 6 o’clock, when adjournment was taken. It will likely conclude at the next sitting . This morning the authorities will decided of the hearing will continue this afternoon or be postponed until tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Bruce Passengers

The S. S Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.10 a. m. yesterday , making the run across the Gulf in 8 hrs she brought a large mail and the following passengers; J Rogers, J. Mitchell, H. J. Crowe, Dr. J. J. and Mrs. Smith, W. H. Kelly, C. E. Musgrave, D. F. Hudson, in saloon and 18 in steerage. The express is due at 2 p.m.

Weather Report

Fine weather was experienced along the railway, yesterday, west of Bay of Islands. From the latter place to Port aux Basques it snowed in the afternoon, and continued last night. The following were the latest reports.

Port aux Basques–E., light, snowing

Bay of Island– Calm, dull, snowing, 20 above.

Gaff Topsails–N. W. , light, fine, 3 above.

Bishop’s Falls–W., light, fine, 8 above.

Clarenville–W., light, fine, 14 above.

Whitbourne–W. Light, fine, 15 above.

Prospero For Bonne Bay

The S. S. Prospero reached Channel at 1.30 p.m. yesterday and left again at 2.40 for Bonne Bay.

During the afternoon, Captain Fitzpatrick wired: “ Leaving here for Bonne Bay now–3p.m. all well”

Bowring had enquired of the ice conditions in the Gulf, and received the following replies :–

Cape Ray–No Ice.

Lark Harbor–Ice as far as can be seen.

Bonne Bay–No ice Prospero could get through o.k.


Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Buffett of Grand Bank , are at present in the city.

The many friends of the veteran W. H. Thompson, Esq., J. P. of Harbor Grace, will learn with profound regret that on Tuesday evening last, he suffered from a slight stroke of paralysis. Despite his advanced age, his splendid constitution will help to ward off the ill effects and we voice the wish of all who know him in expressing the sincere hope that he may be spared for many years to his family, to Harbor Grace , and his native land.



Prospero left Channel at 8 p.m. yesterday, going west.


Bruce leaves Port aux Basques, this morning.

Argyle left Placentia, this a.m. going west.

Glencoe left Placentia, this a.m. going west.


Bright. John S Bennett is loading fish at Baird’s, for Brazil.

S. S Carthaginian is due from Philadelphia, today. She will be delayed here about 15 hours.

Schooner Helen Stewart cleared for Bahia, yesterday with 3,856 qtls. fish, from Bowings Bros.


Mr. H . J. Crowe will arrive from Halifax by today’s express.

Mr. G. T. Carty, M. H. A. is again under the doctor’s care and yesterday he was operated on.

The brigt Bella Rosa, coward, cleared yesterday for Pernambuco, with 3057 quintals of fish.

Archbishop MacDonald, who has been seriously ill at Harbor Grace, was much improved, yesterday.

The funeral of the late Nicholas Gallagy took place yesterday and was largely attended. Interment took place at Belvedere.

During the hockey match last night, Miss Ida Winter received a rap of the puck on the head, but was not seriously injured.

A brooch, picked up last night by Mr. J. McNeil, on Customs House hill, can be had by the owner applying at this office.

Word was received in town yesterday, that Mrs., H. Huestis, daughter of the late Captain A. Jackman, was seriously ill at Montreal.

Today January 31st, Mr. C. McPherson celebrated his 56th year, having been born in 1851. Mr. McP is enjoying the best of health and the news joins in congratulations,

A proclamation appears in the Royal Gazette of Tuesday, announcing that a poll will be held in the district of Harbor Main, on Wednesday, Feb 27th, to decide on prohibition.

Yesterday Inspector O’Brien had report of 22 cases of scarlet fever in the city, including 3 at Nagle’s Hill. Eight scarlet and two typhoid patients are at the hospital. Mrs. Squires, of Kings Bridge was removed to the institution Tuesday, suffering from typhoid and Mrs., Cameron, Williams Street was conveyed there yesterday, with scarlet fever.

Mr. E. C. Moore, arrived from Bay de Verde on Wednesday, to assume duties in his new position at the Customs House.

Capt. Blandford was considerably improved yesterday, and is able to be up and about the house.

Drucilla Andrews, who was examined in the Sweeney case Tuesday afternoon is not a daughter of the deceased.

The remains of the late Capt. A. Jackman will be taken to the residence of Mr. J Kelly, South side, this morning, from whence the funeral takes place.

One of Morey & Co’s horses while hauling a load of coal on Cuddihy Street, yesterday morning fell and broke its hip. It was shot soon after.

One of Lester’s horses, hauling coal up Custom House Hill at 1 p.m. yesterday fell and broke both the shafts. At 4 a pair of horses took the load away.

The S. S. Bruce on her last trip to North Sydney, steamed though 40 miles of loose ice. She made the trip over in 8 ½ hours, and the return in 8 hours, which is as good time as is made in summer.


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