PATENTS OF INVENTION
All applications to be addressed to the office of the Colonial Secretary,
St. John's, where all documents are fyled and models deposited.
The Act of the Colonial Legislature, 19 Vic., cap. 19, provides that
Patents of Invention may be granted for the Island of Newfoundland
its dependencies for a term of fourteen years, and of seven additional,
at the option of the Governor, to any one who shall apply for the same,
alleging that he has discovered some new and useful art, machine,
manufacture or composition of matter not heretofore known or used.
Every application for a patent must be accompanied by a declaration
made before one of the judges of the Supreme Court, that the applicant
believes himself to be the true Inventor of the discovery for which
he solicits a patent, and that it has not been heretofore used in
Newfoundland or elsewhere.
In the granting of Patents no distinction is made as regards the nationality
of the inventor, but in the case of foreigners, the necessary declaration
be made before a British Consul or Vice-Consul, and certified by his
seal of office.
Together with petition for Patent, every applicant shall deliver an
and precise description of his invention or improvement, specifying
of using, a process of compounding in such manner as to distinguish
the same from
all other things before known, and to enable any person skilled in
the art or
science of which it is a branch, or with which it is most nearly connected,
compound the same, and in case of any machine shall deliver his model
\the office of the Colonial Secretary, and shall explain the principle
modes in which he has contemplated the application of the principle
or character which
distinguishes it from other inventions; the whole to be accompanied
by drawings, or
with specimens of the ingredients, and of the composition of matter,
the purposes of experiment.
Any Patent granted for an invention previously patented outside the
on the expiry of the original patent.
Any assignee of a partly or parties obtaining a Patent in other countries
Letters Patent in Newfoundland provided the discovery shall not have
come into common
use prior to the application for Patent.
The cost of obtaining a Patent in Newfoundland including the necessary
of intention to ask for Patent in the Royal Gazette and one other paper
would be $45.
The following form answers to the requirements of the Statute:
To His Excellency (A.B.), governor and commander-in-chief of the Island
of Newfoundland, &c., &c.
The Petitioner (name of Inventor) of (residence) in (county and country)
trade or profession).
That your Petitioner hath lately invented and discovered (name of
That your Petitioner has described his said Invention and the manner
of using the same in full, clear and exact terms in the description
of specification which accompanies this Petition;
That your Petitioner believes the said Invention is of great public
utility, and that the same hath not, to the best of his knowledge or
belief, been known or used in the Island of Newfoundland, or in any
That your Petitioner is desirous of obtaining an exclusive property
in the said Invention, in the Island of Newfoundland;
Your Petitioner therefore prays that your Excellency will be pleased
to issue Letters Patent granting to your Petitioner the full and exclusive
liberty of using the said Invention for the term of fourteen years,
and for the
further term of seven years, if your Excellency shall deem it expedient.
(Signature of Inventor.)
(Place and Date)
Form of Oath or (in the case of a Quaker) affirmation.
In the matter of the application under an Act of the Legislature of
Newfoundland, passed in the 19th year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen
Victoria (Cap. 19) of (name of Petitioner, residence and occupation)
for the issue of Letters of Patent for and in respect of an invention
of (nature of Invention.)
I (name of applicant) do hereby make oath and say (or in the case
of a Quaker - affirm) that I verily believe that I am the true Inventor
and discoverer of the said invention of (nature of Invention) and that
such Invention has not, to the best of my knowledge and belief, been
known or used in the said Island of Newfoundland, or in any other country.
(Signature of Inventor.)
Sworn (or affirmed) before me at }
(name of place, county and country.)}
(Signature of Judge, Mayor, Consul or Vice-Consul, as the case may
Form of Specification
In the matter of the Application, &c., as in oath or affirmation.
The following is a description or specification of the said Invention,
and of the manner of using the same, (here insert a full and exact
description of the Invention.)
(Signature of Inventor.)
(Place, County and Date.)
Signed in presence of (names of two witnesses.)
PATENTS ISSUED FROM THE COLONIAL OFFICE OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Samuel G. Archibald - Tank used with steam for manufacture of cod,
seal and other animal oils. June 18, 1851.
Abraham Gesner - Manufacture of illuminating gas from bitumen, asphaltum
or mineral pitch. 1851.
Thomas Robson - Improved fog bell or gong, and pneumatic machine for
working the same. Oct. 5, 1852.
Peter Cowan - Machine for compressing fish or thin articles of a like
character. July 25, 1853. (This is the press generally used now in
packing fish for exportation to Brazil.)
Samuel G. Archibald - New process for rendering and manufacturing
cod liver and other animal oils. July 25, 1853.
Charles Fox - A new and improved way of deodorizing oils for the purpose
of lubrication. July 25, 1853.
Samuel G. Archibald - Improved and rapid mode of extracting seal oil
in cold drawn state. July 1, 1854.
Charles G. Fox - Improvement in manufacture of whale, seal and cod
oils, with improved machinery for such manufacture. July 1, 1854.
Robert G. Frazer - New mode of manufacturing oil from whale, seal
and other fish and of separating the fibrous matter from the oil. Aug.
Charles H. Waterous - Machine for making nuts and washers from bars
of heated metal. April 14, 1856.
Robert G. Frazer - New method for preventing the soakage and leakage
or coloring of oils in casks or other wooden vessels. July 26, 1856.
William J. Williams - The shaping of staves, by passing them through
curved rollers, also for jointing, crozing and cramfering staves. Sept.
Moses G. Farmer and Asa F. Woodman - Improvements in electric telegraphs.
March 4, 1857.
Christopher N. Nixon - Method of attaching rudders to floating vessels.
April 20, 1857.
Nathan R. Vail - Machinery for manufacture of dough for hard bread
or crackers. Nov. 12, 1857. Cancelled.
James Murray - Machine for mixing flour and water for manufacture
of biscuits. Jan. 23, 1857.
William Jenkins - Manufacture, production and purification of seal
and cod oils. Sep. 14, 1858.
Richard Neyle - Manufacture of pin-jiggers for catching squids. Feb.
Richard Neyle - Machine for ginging or securing the line to fish-hooks.
April 4, 1859.
Richard Neyle - Improvement in god-jiggers. March 9, 1860.
Charles Fox - Improvement in the manufacture of cod oil by extracting
the stearine, and thus producing a new Materia Medica. Aug. 18, 1860.
Charles Fox - Manufacture of manure from fish offal. Aug. 28, 1860.
Benjamin Maillefert - Diving-bell. Aug. 28, 1860.
Charles Fox - Manufacture of manure from fish, fish refuse, fish bones, &c.
March 7, 1863.
Charles Fox - Obtaining oil from the blubber of commerce. July 20,
Robert Davis - Improved machine and composition of matter for manufacture
of brick. Sep. 2, 1863.
Charles Fox - Improvement in manufacture of manures from seal refuse,
fish refuse, ground bones, &c. July 8, 1864.
Francis J. Bolton - Employment of written code of signals for telegraphing.
Oct. 19, 1866.
William Thomson - For a telegraphic mirror galvanometer. Oct. 19,
William Thomson and Cromwell Fleetwood Varley - Transmission of signals
of short duration through long lines of submarine cable. Oct. 19, 1866.
Gilbert Browning - The use of the farino of potato with wheat flour
in manufacture of biscuit.
James Dewar - Improvement in preservation of articles for food, by
submitting them to an aqueous solution of sulphuric acid. May 8, 1868.
Cromwell Fleetwood Varley - Improvements in telegraphing, cutting
off disturbance caused by earth currents, obtaining a high speed of
signalling through long circuits, and preservation of exposed condition
by electro-lythic action. Aug. 31, 1868.
James Douglas and Thomas Sterry Hunt - Improvement in the extraction
of copper from its ore. April 23, 1869.
Charles Fox - Improvement in the art of refining and deodorizing cod
liver or medicinal oil, seal oil, &c. Oct. 29, 1869.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
POST OFFICE, ST. JOHN'S.
John Delaney, postmaster general; George LeMesurier, first clerk,
and general accountant; Thomas S. Dwyer, superintendent of the money
order department; John Freeman, second clerk and assorter; James Furlong,
third clerk and assorter; E. Solomon and George R. Lilly, assistants;
George Gaden, letter carrier and messenger. Office open from 9 o'clock,
a.m., to 4 p.m., Sundays excepted, and after the arrival of the Halifax
steamer, fortnightly in summer, and monthly in winter, for the delivery
of the mails.
Harbor Grace, Andrew T. Drysdale;
Carbonear, Nicholas Nicholle;
Brigus, Sarah Stentaford, post mistress;
Trinity, Anne Cross, postmistress;
Bonavista, John Lawrence;
Greenspond, William Lang;
Fogo, James Fitzgerald;
Twillingate, Joseph J. Pearce;
Bay Bulls, Martin Williams;
Ferryland, John Morry; Placentia, Mary Morris, post mistress;
Burin, Thomas Winter;
Harbor Breton, Thomas Birkett;
Burgeo, Francis A. Parsons;
Little Placentia, Alexander Burke;
New Perlican, Francis Howell;
La Poile, Thomas Read;
Channel, John Hooper.
Port de Grave, Matthew O'Rielly;
Bay Roberts, James Fitzgerald;
Black Head, Matthew Hudson;
King's Cove, Michael Murphy;
Old Perlican, William Christian;
Portugal Cove, Mrs. Dooley, way mistress;
St. Mary's, James Murphy;
Oderin, James Murphy;
Paradise, William Ryan;
Salmonier, John Hurley;
Harbor Maine, Mrs. Brick, way mistress;
Hermitage, M. Frances;
Catalina, John Jeans;
Garnish, George Snelgrove;
Bay de Verds, Charles Blundon;
Lamaline, James Pitman;
Grand Bank, Jonathan Hickman;
Fortune, Dr. Haddock; Holyrood, John Veitch;
Topsail, James Moise;
Hant's Harbor, Thomas Smith;
Cat's Cove, T. O'Brien;
Island Cove, John Crane;
Trepassey, E. Devereaux, way mistress;
English Harbor, Albert Stirling;
New Harbor, C. Newhook;
La Manche, A.B. Cohu;
Freshwater, __ Pritchett;
Salvage, Thomas, Oldford;
St. Lawrence, Hugh Vavasor;
Rose Blanche, Philip Sorsoliel;
Western Bay, Pierce Hanrahan;
Tilt Cove, L. N. Gill;
Nippers Harbor, F.A. Thomas;
South side Salmonier, P. Cormack.
Summer. - Between St. John's and Portugal Cove, every day, except
Sunday and Friday, by waggon for conveyance of mails for the northward,
91/2 miles. Between Portugal Cove, Brigus, Harbor Grace, and Carbonear
by steamer tri-weekly; Bay Roberts weekly. The summer routes above
are used from the 1st of April until the last of December. Distance
across Conception Bay from 15 miles at Brigus to 21 Carbonear.
Winter. - Overland, by waggon around Conception Bay, for Carbonear
via Topsail, Kelligrews, Holyrood, Harbor Main, Brigus, Port de Grave,
Bay Roberts, Spaniards Bay, and Harbor Grace, semi-weekly, Mondays
and Thursdays, except on the week of the arrival of the Halifax mail
steamer and then six hours after her arrival in port. Distance 67 miles.
Summer. - Between St. John's and Harbor Main, via Topsail, Kelligrews,
and Holyrood, weekly. Distance 34 miles. Between Carbonear and Grates
Cove, via Hearts Content, New Perlican, Hants Harbor and Old Perlican,
weekly by messengers. Distance to Hearts Content 12 miles and from
Hearts Content to Grates Cove 35 miles.
Winter. - The same.
Summer. - Between Carbonear and Bay de Verds calling at intermediate
places, Freshwater, Northern Bay, Western Bay Island Cove, &c. Distance
Winter. - The same.
Summer. - Between New Perlican and Trinity, weekly by boat - Distance
Winter. - The same.
Summer. - Between Trinity and Bonavista, weekly by messenger via Catalina.
Distance 32 miles.
Winter. - The same.
Summer. - Between Trinity and Kings Cove, weekly by messenger. Distance
Winter. - The same.
Summer. - Between Bonavista and Greenspond, fortnightly by boat touching
at Salvage. Distance 30 miles.
Summer. - Between St. John's and Tilt Cove, fortnightly by steamer
after arrival of Halifax mail, calling at Trinity, Catalina, Kings
Cove, Greenspond, Fogo, Twillingate and Nippers Harbor. Distance 240
Winter. - Between St. John's and Tilt Cove overland via Harbor Grace,
Spaniards Bay, New Harbor, Come-by-Chance, Random, Freshwater, Twillingate,
on the Thursday after arrival of Halifax mail steamer. Distance about
Summer. - Between St. John's and Ferryland via Bay Bulls, Witless
Bay and Toads Cove, weekly by waggon. Distance 45 miles.
Winter. - Fortnightly.
Summer. - Between Ferryland and Trepassey via Aquaforte and Renews
fortnightly by messenger.
Winter. - Monthly. Distance 36 miles.
Summer. - Between St. John's and Placentia via Salmonier by waggon.
Mails leaving St. John's 4 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday after the arrival
of the fortnightly Halifax steamer. Distance 90 miles.
Winter. - Monthly. This waggon awaits the arrival of the packet boat
from Burin with the Western mails.
Summer. - Between Salmonier and St. Mary's by messenger, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly. Distance 28 miles.
Summer. - Between Great and Little Placentia by messenger fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Great Placentia, La Manche, Sound Island, Harbor
Buffet, Red Island, Merasheen and Burgio (Placentia Bay) by boat, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Great Placentia and Burin by boat touching at Paradise
and Oderin, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Burin and Garnish by messenger, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Burin, Corban, Little and Great St. Lawrence, Lamaline,
Fortune and Grand Bank by messenger, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Garnish and Harbor Briton, calling at English Harbor
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between Harbor Briton, Burgeo, and La Poile by boat, fortnightly.
Winter. - Monthly.
Summer. - Between St. John's and Channel fortnightly by steamer calling
at Ferryland and Renews alternately, Trepassey, Burin, St. Pierre,
Lamaline, Harbor Brtion, Burgeo, La Poile, and Rose Blanche.
Once, or twice if considered necessary, in the summer a steamer is
employed by the Government on a postal voyage to the Labrador, calling
at such harbors as the Government may direct.
Table of Postage Rates on Letters posted in Newfoundland for the following
Countries via England, viz.:
Africa, Ascension, Borneo, Brazil, Buenos Ayres, Belize, (Honduras),
Ceylon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape of Good Hope, Graytown, Guatemala,
Hayti, Laboa, Mexico, Montevideo, Natal, New Granada, Penang, West
Indies, St. Helena, Surinam, Singapore, per 1/2 oz. 34 cents.
Aden, Austria, Australia, Baden, Bavaria, Belgrade, Bremen, Bourbon,
(Isle of,) Brunswick, Egypt, Falkland Island, Fernando Po, Frankfort,
Gambia, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Hamburg, Hanover, Hesse, Liberia, Lubeck,
Malta via Southhampton, Mauritius, Mecklinburg, New South Wales, New
Zealand, Oldenburg, Prussia, Saxony, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Tasmania,
per 1/2 oz. 22 cents.
Azores, Canary Islands, Italy, Malta via France, Naples, Papal States,
Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily, Smyrna, Spain, Switzerland, Maderia, Cape
de Verds, per 1/4 oz. 22 cents.
Belgium, France, Algeria, Holland, per 1/4 oz. 16 cents.
Bolivia, Chili, Ecuador, Peru, and places on the West Coast of America,
per 1/2 oz. 58 cents.
Lanarca, Seres, Tehesme, Tenedos via England, South America, (East
and West Coast of) via Bermuda, per 1/2 oz. 34 cents.
Constantinople, Dardanelles, Galainz, Gallipoli, Moldavia, Myteleue,
Rhodes, Samsonn, Salonica, Scutari, Syria, Trebizond, Tulcha, Tunis,
Varna, per 1/4 oz. 22 cents.
Greece, per 1/2 oz. 26 cents, via Belgium.
Denmark, per 1/2 oz. 18 cents.
India and the Lounian Islands, per 1/2 oz. 30 cents.
Heligoland 26 cents.
Norway, per 1/2 oz. 24 cents.
Launberg, per 1/2 oz. 24 cents.
Papal States via Belgium, per 1/4 oz. 22 cents.
Poland and Russia, per 1/2 oz. 30 cents.
United Kingdom, 12 cents, single rate.
Table of Rates of Postage on Letters for the Dominion of Canada, Prince
Edward Island, United States and West Indies, viz.: -
Dominion of Canada, (except Halifax), 13 cents per 1/2 oz., Prince
Edward Island, Halifax, N.S., United States, West Indies, via Bermuda,
10 cents per 1/2 oz. posted at St. John's; 13 cents per 1/2 oz. posted
Rule of Rating Letters by British Packet.
For the United Kingdom, West Indies, Dominion of Canada, Prince Edward
Island, and United States, under 1/2 oz one rate; under 1 oz. two rates;
under 11/2 oz. three rates, and so on, adding one rate for every 1/2
Letters posted in Newfoundland for the delivery at any place within
the Island, are charged 3 cents for every 1/2 oz., if prepaid, and
6 cents unpaid.
By the Act 28 Vic., cap. 2., all letters sent from this Colony, and
all local letters deposited in any post office in the Colony for delivery
or transmission within it, shall be prepaid by stamps or otherwise.
Newspapers posted in this country when addressed to any place in the
Dominion of Canada, (except Halifax), P.E. Island, Bermuda or the United
States or elsewhere, (except Great Britain and Ireland) must be stamped
or else they cannot be forwarded.
Foreign newspapers reported for transmission to the outports are charged
one cent, to be prepaid by stamp.
All correspondence to the United States must be prepaid or it cannot
For letters under 1/2 oz. 3 cents; under 1 oz. 6 cents; 6 cents; 3
cents for every additional 1/2 oz. prepaid by stamp.
Book packets, pamphlets, magazines and periodicals, not exceeding
three pounds in weight, transmitted by post within the Island are charged
five cents for every quarter pound of their weight.
Parcels closed at the ends and sides may be posted at any Post Office
in Newfoundland for conveyance to any other Post Office (not Way Office)
in the Island, at a rate of postage subject to the following conditions:
- 1. - No letter or letters shall be concealed.
- 2. - The parcel shall not contain any explosive substance, glass,
liquid, or other matter, likely to injure the ordinary contents of
the mail; under penalty of the forfeiture of the parcel.
- 3. - The weight of the parcel shall not exceed 3 lbs. nor the size
exceed one foot in length or breadth, or six inches in thickness.
- 4. - Parcels must be prepaid at the following rates: - Under 1/4
lb. 5 cents. Over 1/4 lb. and not exceeding 1/2 lb. 10 cents. Over
1/2 lb. and not exceeding 3/4 lb. 15 cents.
And so on, adding 5 cents for every 1/4 lb., or fraction thereof.
- 5. - The parcel may be registered on payment of a fee of five cents
in addition to the postage.
- 6. - If the name and address of the sender be written on the parcel,
it will, if delivery should fail from any cause, be returned unopened
to the sender on payment of an additional rate of 20 cents for the
- 7. - The parcel should have the words "by Parcel Post," plainly written
over the address. It should be well and strongly put up and be legibly
addressed to the Post Office address of the intended receiver, including
the name of the district in which the Post Office is situated. The
following is an example of the mode of address recommended: -
BY PARCEL POST.
__________ Post Office
District of __________
Sent by: __________
District of __________
No written communication shall be enclosed in any circular, periodical,
pamphlet, book, book parcel, or parcel for the Parcel Post; and no
communication shall be written upon any circular, periodical, pamphlet,
book, book package, or parcel.
No letter, or any writing, or any marks to serve the purpose of
a letter, shall be written upon or enclosed in any newspaper posted
to pass as a newspaper.
Prepaid books, pamphlets and magazines, for Great Britain, are charged
the following rates, when exceeding 2 oz. in weight: -
For a packet above 2 ozs. and not exceeding 4 ozs. 6 cts.
not exceeding 8 ozs. 12 cts.
Over 8 ozs. and not exceeding 1 lb. 24 cts.
And so on, adding 6 cents for every additional 4 ozs., or fraction
thereof, when the packet exceeds 2 ozs. in weight.
Books, trade patterns, or samples, and all printed papers, other
than newspapers, not exceeding Two Ounces in weight, are forwarded
to the United Kingdom, at the reduced rate of -
For a packet not exceeding 1 oz. 2 cts.
Above 1 oz. and not exceeding 2 ozs. 4 cts.
Unpaid books for the United Kingdom, are forwarded, charged with
double the prepaid rates of postage.
Letters for Officers serving in H.M.S. service abroad, are chargeable
with the ordinary rates of postage.
MONEY ORDER BRANCH.
Thomas S. Dwyer, superintendent.
Office hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Money Orders are now interchanged with the United Kingdom, Dominion
of Canada, and Prince Edward Island, at the following rates of commission:
Scale for the United Kingdom - Orders up £2 stg. 1s. stg; from £2,
up to £5, 2s.; from £5, up to £7, 3s.; from £7, up to £10, 4s. over
which sum no order can be issued.
Scale for the Provinces - Orders up to £5, 1s; from £5, to £10,
2s.; from £10 to £15, 3s.; and from £15 to £20, 4.s. No single Order
can be granted for more than £20. No half-pence to be introduced
in the Orders.
Those marked thus * are Money Order Offices.
Name of Office. District. Name of Officer.
*Bay Bulls Ferryland Martin Williams
Bay de Verde Bay de Verds Charles Blundon
Bay Roberts Port de Grave James Fitzgerald
Blackhead Bay de Verds Matthew Hudson
*Bonavista Bonavista John Lawrence
*Brigus Port de Grave Mrs. Stentaford
*Burgeo Burgeo and La Poile Francis A. Parsons
*Burin Burin Thomas Winter
*Carbonear Carbonear Nicholas Nicholle
Catalina Trinity John Jeans
Cats Cove Harbor Main Timothy O'Brien
Channel Burgeo and La Poile John Hooper
Come by chance Placentia Bay A. Blackadar
English Harbor Fortune Bay Albert Stirling
Ferryland Ferryland John Morry
*Fogo Fogo and Twillingate James Fitzgerald
Fortune Burin Dr. Haddock
Freshwater Bonavista Bay __ Pritchett
Garnish Burin George Snelgrove
Grand Bank Burin Jonathan Hickman
*Greenspond Bonavista William Lang
Hants Harbor Trinity Mrs. Husse
*Harbor Breton Fortune Bay Thomas Birkett
*Harbor Grace Harbor Grace Andrew Drysdale
Harbor Main Harbor Main Mrs. Brick
Hermitage Fortune Bay M. Frances
Holyrood Harbor Main John Veitch
Island Cove Harbor Grace John Crane
King's Cove Bonavista Michael Murphy
Lamaline Burin James Pitman
La Manche Placentia and St. Mary's A.B. Cohn
La Poile Burgeo and La Poile Thomas Read
Little Placentia Placentia and St. Mary's Alexander Burke
New Harbor Trinity C. Newhook
New Perlican Trinity Francis Howell
Nippers Harbor Fogo and Twillingate F.A. Thomas
Oderin Placentia and St. Mary's James Murphy
Old Perlican Trinity William Christian
Paradise Placentia and St. Mary's William Ryan
*Placentia Placentia and St. Mary's Miss Morris
Port de Grave Port de Grave Matthew O'Rielly
Portugal Cove St. John's East Margaret Dooley
Random Trinity Bay J. Tilley
Rose Blanche Burgeo and La Poile P. Sorsoliel
Salmonier St. Mary's and Placentia John Hurly
Salmonier South side Placentia and St. Mary's P. Cormack
Salvage Bonavista Thomas Oldford
St. Lawrence Burin Hugh Vavasor
St. Mary's Placentia and St. Mary's James Murphy
Tilt Cove Fogo and Twillingate L.N. Gill
Topsail Harbor Main John Moise
Trepassey St. Mary's Ellen Devereaux
*Trinity Trinity Anne Crosse
*Twillingate Fogo and Twillingate Joseph J. Pearce
Western Bay Bay de Verds James Hanrahan
Western Bay Bay de Verds P. Hanrahan
The Governor in Council has power to appoint five commissioners
with whom shall rest the examination and licensing of pilots. No
one shall be licensed as a pilot except on due examination he be
found competent to act in that capacity, and no greater number shall
be licensed than twelve, except such persons as are apprenticed to
licensed pilots, prior to 13th April, 1864. The following is the
form of pilots certificate:
Port of St. John's, Newfoundland.
I. C. D., Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, appointed by Law to
examine and select pilots for the said port, do hereby certify that
E. F., having been examined by us, was deemed a fit person to undertake
the pilotage of vessels of every description into and out of said port,
and on the day of A.D. 18 was by
us licensed to act in that capacity.
(Signed) C.D. Chairman
Entered in the register of Pilots' Licenses this
day of A.D. 18
This license cannot be lent or transferred.
RATES OF PILOTAGE.
The rates of pilotage payable by vessels entering or leaving the
Port of St. John's, shall be as follows, when such vessels are boarded
by a licensed pilot to the southward or eastward of Cape Spear, or
to the northward of Sugar Loaf, and five-sixths of the said rates
when boarded inside Cape Spear and to the southward of Sugar Loaf,
and before coming to anchor. When the present number of licensed
pilots is reduced to eighteen, three-fourths only of these rates
to be charged: and when reduced to twelve half only of the present
rate to be charged and payable: and no vessel returning to the said
port within twenty-four hours of her departure therefrom shall be
compellable to take a pilot on her said return to the said port,
nor on her second departure therefrom.
Any pilot exacting a larger sum for his services, or taking a less
sum than is allowed by said rates, shall forfeit for such offense
the sum of eight dollars, and when he has exacted more, shall refund
the excess received by him.
On vessels under eighty tons new measurement $ 8.00
On vessels from eighty to one hundred tons new measurement 10.00
On vessels from one hundred to one hundred and twenty tons 11.00
On vessels from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and sixty tons 12.00
On vessels from one hundred and sixty to two hundred tons 13.00
On vessels from two hundred to two hundred and forty tons 14.00
On vessels from two hundred and forty to two hundred and eighty tons 15.00
On vessels from two hundred and eighty to three hundred tons 16.00
On vessels from three hundred to three hundred and fifty tons 20.00
On vessels from three hundred and fifty to four hundred tons 24.00
On vessels from four hundred to five hundred tons 28.00
On vessels from five hundred to six hundred tons 32.00
On vessels from six hundred to seven hundred tons 36.00
On vessels from seven hundred to eight hundred tons 40.00
Over that size for every one hundred tons additional 2.00
And on no one vessel is the pilotage to exceed forty-eight dollars.
Steamers of less than one hundred and fifty horse power shall pay
pilotage on their net tonnage, as in the case of sailing vessels.
Steamers above the said power shall pay at the rate of ten cents
for each horse power, without reference to tonnage .
Steamers employed in the fisheries of the colony shall be exempt,
except on Foreign voyages, and then at the rate of ten cents for
each horse power.
Coastal steamers shall also be exempt.
Subsided Mail steamers in connection with the colony shall pay on
this horse power, at the rate of ten cents for each horse power.
No steamer shall pay more than forty-eight dollars at one time.
All coasting vessels which may take pilots to pay one half the above
rates of pilotage in proportion to their tonnage. The above scale
of pilotage shall be payable on the Register Tonnage of all such
vessels as ascertained before going out of the harbor.
Her Majesty's vessels under sixth rate $ 14.00
Her Majesty's vessels of the fourth, fifth and sixth rate 26.00
Her Majesty's vessels of first, second and third rate 34.00
For the protection of property wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland
an act was passed 23 Vict. Cap. 5. By this act the Governor is authorized
to appoint in every district of the Island one or more commissioners
of wrecked property, whose duty shall be to take charge of any wrecked
property above the value of twenty-five pounds, which may be within
the limits of his district, if the same should not be in the custody
of the owner, or agent or being in such custody, if requested to
take charge thereof.
The Commissioner has power to compel the discovery of any wrecked
goods in the possession of parties other than the owner thereof or
his agent, and should there be disagreement relative to the amount
of salvage the claims shall be submitted to the decision of two arbitrators,
in addition to the commissioner, who shall be appointed one by the
owner as his agent and the other by the claimant, all property to
remain in the hands of the commissioner until all claims for salvage
are disposed of. Provided that in case the property saved shall amount
to $4,000 in value an appeal may be made within one month from the
decision of the arbitrators to any Superior Count of Record or judge
of such court; which appeal shall be heard and determined in a summary
way by such court or judge either upon evidence as taken before the
arbitrators and commissioner, or otherwise as the court or judge
may direct, and the commissioner is authorized to pay all awards
either by money or the property saved.
Any person secreting property other than the owner or agent and
refusing to make it known or give it up to the commissioner, shall
upon discovery forfeit double the value thereof, and pay for each
offence a penalty of one hundred pounds to Her Majesty and shall
forfeit all claims for salvage.
The commissioner may employ parties to secure and preserve property,
and any persons disobeying the lawful orders of the commissioner
in relation thereto shall for every such offence forfeit and pay
the sum of ten pounds.
The commissioner shall make an inventory of all property which shall
come into his possession, and shall verify the same by affidavit,
and deliver a copy thereof, together with the said property, to the
person entitled thereto after having satisfied salvage or other services,
on being first paid his commission and all reasonable and necessary
charges that he may have been put to for the care and custody of
Any person intermeddling with property after arrival of commissioner
other than the owner or his agent shall forfeit a sum of fifty pounds.
If no owner or persons interested in such property be present where
the same may be, the commissioner, as soon as practical, shall publish
in a newspaper of the colony the particulars of the shipwreck and
other information relating to the property, on neglect of which he
shall forfeit one hundred pounds. Within thirty days after salvage
claims have been satisfied commissioner may sell property to pay
duties, and charges thereon, first giving fourteen days notice of
such sale in one of the newspapers of the colony and by hand-bills
posted up in three of the principal settlements of the district in
the vicinity of the place appointed for such sale.
If property be under the value of twenty-five pounds, or of such
a nature that it cannot advantageously be kept, the commissioner
may sell the same before the expiration of thirty days, and the money
so raised shall be held for the same purpose and subject to the same
claims as if it had remained unsold.
Should no person interested in such property establish his claims
thereto within three months after the publication of particulars
relating thereto, the commissioner shall at the expiration of such
time (or as soon thereafter as all salvage and other claims have
been liquidated) deposit with receiver general of the colony a sworn
copy of the inventory of such property, or if the same be sold, an
account of the sales, and monies paid for charges, duties, expenses
and shall thereon pay over the balance of the pounds, or the property
remaining on hand to the receiver general, deducting therefrom a
sum not exceeding five per cent, exclusive of disbursements and reasonable
charges, to satisfy the said commissioner for all claims he may have
for his services or otherwise. Any disagreement between the commissioner
and the receiver general to be decided by arbitration. Should the
commissioner refuse to make return to the receiver general within
thirty days after the expiration of three months (all claims to salvage
being liquidated) Her Majesty's attorney general shall, at the instance
of the receiver general, prosecute such commissioner, and recover
from him the balance of such pounds, or the value thereof.
If the property deposited with the receiver general be not claimed
within twelve months, it shall be paid over to the treasury, therein
to remain until the same shall be claimed by the owner, who, on proof
before a judge of the Supreme Court, shall upon order of such judge
receive the same.
Should any one refuse, on demand, to deliver to the commissioner
property liable to his charge, it shall be lawful for a justice of
peace, upon affidavit made before him, to command a constable of
the district to seize and safely keep the same until such time as
the justice shall decide upon the merits of the case, and the decision
may be appealed against to any Superior Court of Record in the colony
or to a judge thereof.
Any proceedings that may be appealed against to any Superior Court
of Record or a judge of such court, if in accordance with justice,
shall be confirmed notwithstanding any want of legal form therein,
or may be corrected, or amended, and wholly revised only for wilful
error, excessive or insufficient award.
Any person being a defaulter in the payment of any fine, &c., imposed
on him, with no property on which the same may be levied, shall be
committed to gaol for a period not exceeding six months, with or
without hard labor.
In case of the absence of the owner or his agent, if he be a foreigner,
the consul, vice consul or consular agent of his country shall be
deemed the agent of such owner.
COMMERCIAL BANK OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Incorporated by act of the Legislature, with a capital of £50,000.
In the year ending 31st May, 1868, this bank circulated notes to
the extent of £42,130.
Directors - Stephen Rendell, Frederick J. Wyatt, James Goodfellow,
Edwin Duder, hon. J. Winter.
Robert Brown, manager; Henry Cooke, accountant and teller; John
W. Hayward, clerk; William B. Dryer, clerk and manager; hon. F. B.
T. Carter, Q.C., standing counsel and solicitor.
Discount Days - Tuesdays and Fridays, from 12 1/2 to 11/2 o'clock.
Hours of Business - From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UNION BANK OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Incorporated by act of the Legislature, 18 Vic., cap. 4, with a
capital of £50,000. All government business is done through this
institution. In the year ending 31st May, 1868, this bank circulated
notes to the extent of £104,287. The shares of this bank are at a
Directors - Robert Grieve, Robert Alexander, hon. R. Thorburn, Hon.
A. W. Harvey, John Munn.
John W. Smith, manager; Randel Greene, accountant and teller; Charles
S. Pinsent, Alfred G. Smith, clerks; R. J. Pinsent, Q.C., standing
counsel and solicitor.
Days of Discount - Mondays and Thursdays, from 21/2 to 11/2 o'clock
Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Governors - Appointed under Acts 18 and 19 Vic., cap. 11, sec. 2:
Five members of the House of Assembly and three members of the Legislative
Members of House of Assembly. - Hon. Charles F. Bennett, hon. Thomas
Glen, major Renouf, Charles Duder, hon. The Speaker.
Members of the Legislative Council - Hon. James S. Clift, hon. William
J.S. Donnelly, hon. Edward White.
Hon. Edward Morris, cashier.
BRANCH OFFICE, HARBOR GRACE.
Joseph Peters, cashier.
The Savings bank is a thoroughly Government Institution; the Government
being responsible for its deposits, and having control of its expenditure.
The profits, after payment of interest to depositors, are added to
the general revenue.
Any deposit is received of a shilling and upwards, and interest
is reckoned on sums amounting to one pound and upwards at the rate
of three per cent per annum.
Amount deposited in 1860, $123,991; total amount of deposits to
31st December, 1869: $640,152; total number of depositors, 1,413;
total number of depositors in Harbor Grace Branch, 150.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Stephen Rendell, president; Robert Grieve and hon. P. G. Tessier,
vice-presidents; J. Goodfellow, secretary and treasurer; hon. A.
W. Harvey, hon. Robert Thorburn, hon. J. J. Clift, Robert Alexander,
Robert Grieve, W. H. Mare, Thos. W. Stabb, Charles Bowring, Robert
AVALON CURLING AND SKATING RINK.
His Excellency the Governor, patron; Wm. Boyd, president; Robert
Grieve, president Curling Club; A. M. McKay, D. Watson, A. Thomson,
vice-presidents; James R. Knight, secretary.
METROPOLITAN CRICKET CLUB.
Capt. W.M. Warren, president; F.J. Brown, vice-president; J. S.
Winter, secretary-treasurer; A. Rankin, A. O. Hayward, S. Hutchings,
T. Winter, committee.
TERRA NOVA CRICKET CLUB.
Capt. Thomas F. Walsh, president; D. J. Green, secretary; W. R.
Ferth, treasurer; R. Hayward, M. K. Greene, T. J. Hearn, R. J. Hutton,
James Walsh, committee.
Edwin Duder, president; A. Shea, vice-president; J. S. winter, secretary;
A. E. Outerbridge, treasurer; Henry E. Hayward, hon. A. Harvey, R.
Kent, W. H. Mare, C. Bowring, H. J. Stabb and F. J. Wyatt, directors.
FLOATING DRY DOCK CO.
S. Rendell, president; Lewis Tessier, P. Feehan, J. Goodfellow,
J. McLaughlan, R. Grieve, Charles Bowring, directors.
CATHEDRAL FIRE BRIGADE.
Wm. McGrath, first director; Thomas Brine, second director; Wm.
Row, treasurer, John Donnelly, secretary.
HARBOUR GRACE VOLUNTEER FIRE CO.
Michael Hartery, first director; John Strathie, second director;
Patrick Walsh, treasurer; Patrick Rowan, secretary.
ST. JOHN'S PHOENIX VOLUNTEER FIRE CO.
Francis Boggan, first director; Philip Quirk, second director;
Jeremiah Hickey, treasurer, James Ryan, secretary.
ST. JOHN'S GAS LIGHT CO.
Directors - Charles Bowring, president; David Sclater, vice-president,
J. B. Wood, Richard Harvey, James Baird, Robert H. Prowse, Robert
HARBOUR GRACE GAS CO.
Directors - John Munn, T. H. Ridley, W. J. S. Donnelly, G. C. Rutherford,
R. S. Munn, J. Patterson, P. Devereaux; G. Watts, secretary and treasurer;
J. Strathie, manager.
UNION MARINE INSURANCE CO. of Newfoundland.
Directors - Allan Goodridge, president; John Kent, hon. P. G. Tessier,
John Bowring, Stephen Rendell, E. Duder, Charles Bowring, Alexander
Graham, T. H. Walters, Edward Smith, Gilbert Browning; E. L. Jarvis,
NOTRE DAME MINING CO.
Directors - John H. Warren, president; Charles Bowring, Richard
Harvey, W. M. H. Warren, Robert G. Knight, Charles J. Pinsent, H.
G. H. Gill; E. L. Jarvis, secretary.
VAILS JOINT STOCK CO. FOR SHIP BISCUIT BAKING.
S. Rendell, president; R. Thorburn, E. Duder, A. W. Harvey, Charles
Bowring, Wm. Wheatley, directors.
ST. JOHN'S STEAM TUG CO.
Robert Alexander, John Bowring, T. H. Walters, James Goodfellow,
Robert Grieve, Stephen Rendell, A. W. Harvey, directors; T. H. Walters,
GENERAL WATER CO. OF ST. JOHN'S. Incorporated 1859.
Under Government guarantee and control.
Directors - Hon. James S. Clift, president; Ewen Stabb, secretary;
F. B. T. Carter, Q.C., solicitor; John T. Neville, assessor of property;
Thomas W. Pinsent, collector of rates and assessments; John Martin,
HARBOUR GRACE WATER CO.
Directors - Thomas H. Ridley, president; hon. W. J. S. Donnelly,
treasurer; John Munn, Daniel Green, G. C. Rutherford, Nathaniel Davis,
C. Watts, secretary.
GENERAL PROTESTANT BOARD.
Walter Grieve, Thomas McMurdo, John B. Bulley, James O. Fraser,
hon. P. G. Tessier, William Boyd; Adam Scott, master.
COLONIAL AND CONTINENTAL CHURCH SOCIETY.
Incorporated 1862. Instituted originally as the Newfoundland School
Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, patron; His Grace the Archbishop
of Cantebury, His Grace the Archbishop of Armagh, vice patrons; the
most hon. the marquis of Cholmondsley, president, and 72 vice-presidents,
consisting of Peers of the United Kingdom, English and Colonial Bishops,
Deans, Colonial Governors, (including the governor of Newfoundland)
members of Parliament, &c., &c.
Corresponding Committee in Newfoundland - F. B. T. Carter, Q.C.,
president, hon. R. J. Pinsent, Q.C., vice-president; J. B. Wood,
M.H.A., treasurer; James Bayly, secretary; J. W. Marriott, inspector
and organiser of schools; rev. T. M. Wood, W. V. Whiteway, Q.C.,
hon. J. Winter, Nicholas Stabb, jun., hon. J. S. Clift, Theodore
Clift, E. L. Jarvis; Union Bank, bankers.
School Teachers - St. John's (Central school) Mr. Rowe, boys; Miss
Connell, girls; training pupil teachers of the Society, Misses Pippy,
Wiseman, Potter; infants school, Miss Anderson; Belleoram, Miss Saunders;
Petty Harbor, Mr. And Mrs. Bishop; Portugal cove, Mr. Ward; Brigus,
R. C. Lawrence; Porte de Grave, Mr. And Mrs. Maddock and Miss Andrews;
Spaniard's Bay, Mr. And Mrs. Earle; Bishop's Cove, Miss Pack; Harbor
Grace, Mr. And Mrs. Bell; Heart's content, Mr. And Miss Gardner;
Trinity, Edwin Collis and Miss Lockyer; Bonavista, Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence;
Salvage, Miss Mills; Greenspond, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lind; Swain's Island,
Edward Bishop; Twillingate, Mr. Crosby; Fogo, Mrs. Plomer; Great
St. Lawrence, Mr. And Mrs. Kelligrew.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ACADEMY.
Directors - Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, Robert Carter, hon. Sir
Hugh Hoyles, chief justice, hon. Judge Robinson; head master, rev.
Joseph F. Phelps; second master, Elias Marett.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION.
Visitor, the right rev. the Lord Bishop; rev. William Pilot, vice
principal; Charles Warren, Arthur Winsor, George Bishop, - Wilson,
Directors - Rev. John S. Peach, James J. Rogerson, hon. Nicholas
Stabb, Joseph Woods, Stephen Rendell; Alexander Simpson Reid, M.A,
head master; R.W. Woodworth, assistant.
HOSPITALS AND ASYLUM.
ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL.
Charles Crowdy, M.D., and Charles H. Renouf, M.D., medical attendants;
Miss Cowan, matron; John Prowse, keeper.
ST. JOHN'S POOR HOUSE.
Charles Crowdy, M.D., and Charles H. Renouf, M.D., medical attendants;
Mrs. Downer, keeper.
LUNATIC ASYLUM, ST. JOHN'S
Henry H. Tabb, M.D., resident physician.
St. John's, Eastern Ward - William C. Simms, M.D., Henry Shea, M.D.
Western Ward - Frederick Bunting, M.D.
Conception Bay - William Allan, M.D.
ST. ANDREW'S SCHOOL, ST. JOHN'S.
Committee - John Boyd, secretary; Gilbert Browning, Alexander M.
McKay, Andrew Thompson; Robert Stott, teacher.
ST. BONAVENTURE COLLEGE, ST. JOHN'S.
Right rev. Dr. Power, president, very rev. John B. Lovejoy, vice-president,
rev. Daniel Lynch, Thomas Talbot, Fitzpatrick, and O'Regan, professors;
- Bennett, professor of music.
CARBONEAR LITERARY ASSOCIATION.
John McCarthy, president; John F. Apsey, secretary; Robert R. Balmen,
Rev. R. V. Howley, D.D., president; R. Greene, vice-president; R.
Hutton, secretary; Michael Berney, treasurer; James Furlong, librarian.
W. P. Walsh, T. R. Walsh, Wm. Doutney, Wm. Donnelly, Edward Fitzgibbon,
T. Farrell, Wm. Jordan, John Howley, M. Fenlon, Wm. Ferth, T. S.
Dwyer, Michael Stafford, John Howlett and Henry Borne, council.
HARBOR GRACE LITERARY INSITITUE.
Hon. W. J. Donnelly, president; L. W. Emerson, R.S. Munn, vice-presidents.
Committee - W. O. Wood, R. Brown, W.V. Munn, Stewart Munn, John
Syme, W. H. Thomson, Robert Walsh.
ST. JOHN'S ATHENEUM.
Hon. Nicholas Stabb, president; William Boyd, hon. R. Kent, vice-presidents;
J. S. Winter, secretary; James Murray, and A. McKew, curators. Committee
- Rev. M. Harvey, James Baird, C. J. Ryland, James Fox, William Pitt,
Henry LeMessurier, M. Monroe, T. McCannon and Judge Prowse; C. Barnes,
librarian and superintendent of rooms.
WESLEYAN ACADEMIC LITERARY INSTITUTE.
S. Rendell, president; C. R. Ayre, first vice-president; James Whiteford,
2nd vice-president; H. J. B. Woods, secretary; A.S. Reid, treasurer;
H. W. Woodworth, librarian.
Committee - Officers ex-officio, rev. James Dove, rev. S. T. Teed,
and Messrs. G. W. Mews, R. Blackwood, sen., and John B. Ayre.
(Under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of England) Hon. James
S. Clift, D.P.G.M.; Henry T. B. Wood, D.G.S.
ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 579.
M. Monroe, W.M.; J. Skeoch, S.W.; C. S. Pinsent, J.W.; H. Cook,
treasurer; J. R. Goodridge, secretary; rev. D. McRae, chaplain, S.
Wills, S.D.; A. J. W. McNeilly, J.D.; W. Irving and A. O. Hayward,
stewards; C. W. Parker, I.G.; W. Smith, tyler.
Meetings on the first Friday in every month, at Masonic hall, British
AVALON LODGE, NO 776.
George Rendell, W.M.; George A. Hutchings, S.W.: James Fletcher,
J.S.; Thomas Withycombe, treasurer; Joseph Wilson, secretary; J.
L. Duchemin, S.D.; Robert Spence, J.D; Henry Ellis, James Alexander,
stewards; Henry Langston, I.G.; William Smith, tyler.
Meetings on second Thursday in every month, at Masonic hall, British
(Under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.)
Alexander M. McKay, P.G.M.; W. T. Parsons, D.P.G.M.; T. H. Ridley,
S.G.M.; J. N. Finlay, S.G.M.; Robert Dicks, J.G.W.; Alexander Graham,
G.T.; Prescott Emerson, G.S.; William P. Munn, G.C.; rev. John Prince,
G.C.; E.L. Moore, S.G.D.; W. D. Morris, J.G.D.; John P. Fox, G.A.;
David Watson, A. Mearns, G.S.; H. Canning, A. Martin, G.M.; G. Cooke,
G.I.G.; William Smith, G. tyler.
The Provincial Grand Lodge holds quarterly communications.
TASKER LODGE, NO. 404?, R.S.
Alexander Smith, R.W.M.; Adam Martin, W.S.W.; John T. Carnell, W.J.W.;
Robert Scott, treasurer; John McL. Muir, secretary; John Hughes,
S.D.; Adam Johnston, J.D.; J. W. Spry, W. Thorburn, stewards; H.
H. Foster, J.G.; William Smith, tyler.
Meetings third Wednesday in each month at Masonic hall, British
ST. JOHN'S --A. CHAPTER.
J. S. Clift, P.E.P.Z.; N. S. Stobb, M.E.P.Z.; R. T. Rankin, P.H.;
J. F. Chisholm, P.J.; M. Monroe, P.S.; J. S. Hayward, S.S.; H. J.
Stabb, J.S.; Aubyn Pearce, S.E.; George G. Geddes, S.N. and treasurer;
Wm. Smith, janitor.
HARBOR GRACE, No. 476.
G. C. Rutherford, P.M.; John Syme, R.W.M.; Thomas Wills, W.S.W.;
Stewart Munn, W.J.W.; John Paterson, treasurer; Selby G. Alan, secretary;
Robert Badcock, S.D.; Samuel Congdon, J.D.; rev. A. Ross, chaplain;
Robert T. Squarey, William Ford, stewards; Joseph Russell, I.G.;
Fritz Grimm, tyler; Robert Ross, bible bearer.
BURIN LODGE, No. 1281.
G. Bishop, W.M.; J. Winter, S.W.; Gabriel Goddard, J.S.; J. Bradley,
treasurer; D. Bishop, secretary; J. Weare, S.D.; George Goddard,
J.D.; E. Hollett, I.G.; R. Hodder, tyler.
Charles F. Bennett, consul-general for Newfoundland.
Vice Consuls - Thomas R. Smith, St. John's; John Munn, Harbor Grace;
William Junott, Burin; W. J. Gallop, Harbor Breton and Gaultois;
Gilbert Humphrey Cole, Trinity; Philip John Gruchy, La Poile; Charles
Middleton, Burgeo; George Messervy, Jersey Harbor; James Philip LeGray,
Jose Blanche Modeste, vice consul, St. John's; T.
Harrison Ridley, Harbor Grace. Consular Agents - John E. Duder, Twillingate;
James L. Noonan, Greenspond; Dr. Hay Findlater, Fogo; Gilbert Humphrey
Cole, Trinity; Philip Sorsoliel, Rose Blanche; Pilip Hubert, Harbor
Breton; Henry F. Holman, Gaultois.
North German Confederation
Robert H. Prowse, consul for Newfoundland.
J. G. Toussaint, vice-consul for Newfoundland.
John Kent, consul for Newfoundland; Robert J. Kent,
James Bayly, consular agent for Newfoundland.
United States of America
Thomas N. Molloy, consul for Newfoundland. Consular
agent, Charles Wills, Harbor Grace.
Sweden and Norway
Robert H. Prowse, vice-consul for Newfoundland.
For the maintenance of this force an annual vote of $1200 has been
granted by the Legislature. Uniforms and accoutrements for non commissioned
officers and privates are provided out of this sum, but commissioned
officers have to provide their own. Each man receiving the government
uniform is bound to attend twelve drills per annum.
Commander-in-Chief - His Excellency the Governor.
Deputy-Adjutant-General - Major Henry Renouf.
ST. JOHN'S BATTALION - 4 COMPANIES.
(Uniform - Scarlet, blue facings.)
Commanding - Henry J. Stabb.
Adjutant - Capt. Robert Dicks.
No. 1 Company, (Prince of Wales) - Captain, Charles S. Binsent;
lieutenant, John E. Roach; ensign, Thomas Prown.
No. 3 Company, (Victoria) - Captain, Thomas W. Stabb; lieutenant,
Nicholas S. Stabb; ensign, Charles Bowring.
No. 4 Company, (Terra Nova) Captain, Robert J. Parsons, jun.; lieutenant,
Avalon Company - Captain, Richard T. Rankin, lieutenant, James S.
Winter; ensign, James Browning.
HARBOR GRACE RIFLE CORPS.
(Uniform - Blue, red facings.)
Major, hon. John Hayward; captain, Henry T. Moor; lieutenant, Robert
S. Munn; ensign, William P. Munn.
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL.
His Excellency the Governor, patron; John T. Neville, president;
William V. Whiteway, Q.C., hon. Judge Robinson, Stephen Rendell,
J. C. Withers, vice-presidents; Joseph Crowdy, treasurer, W. F. Rennie,
HARBOR GRACE AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Robert Walsh, president; Charles Ross and G. Makinson, vice-presidents;
G. C. Rutherford, treasurer, Claudius Watts, secretary.
ST. JOHN'S FLORAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
R. J. Pinsent, president; s. Rendell and J. J. Rogerson, vice-presidents;
J. J. Dearin, secretary and treasurer.
BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY.
Hon. Edward Morris, president; John Casey, vice-president; Thomas
S. Dwyer, first assistant; R. J. Kent, second assistant; William
P. Walsh, treasurer; Henry V. Burne, secretary; William Doutney,
chairman Orphan Asylum school; Michael Rice, chairman of charity;
John Callanan, chairman review and correspondence; Michael Berney,
secretary Orphan Asylum school.
BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY, CONCEPTION BAY.
John Fitzgerald, president; Patrick Devereaux, vice-president; Patrick
Walsh, first assistant; Maurice Connell, second assistant; Robert
Walsh, treasurer; James Bolger, secretary; John Barry, chairman of
committee of charity; John Grubert, chairman of review and correspondence.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ASYLUM FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.
His Excellency the Governor, patron; visitor and president, the
right rev. the Lord Bishop; vice-president, the Incumbent of the
cathedral church and rev. T. M. wood, incumbent of St. Thomas' church;
trustees, the right rev. the visitor and president, ex-officio, Henry
K. Dickinson, hon. J. Winter, M.D.; treasurer hon. James Clift; secretary,
rev. G. M. Johnson; physician, Charles Crowdy. Committee - Edwin
Duder, Philip Hutchins, G. J. Hayward, rev. E. Botwood, hon. Judge
Robinson, hon. A. W. Harvey, F. B. T. Carter, W. H. Mare, W. J. White,
DORCAS SOCIETY, ST. JOHN'S.
Mrs. J. W. Smith, president and treasurer; Mrs. McRae, secretary;
Mrs. Rendell, Mrs. J. W. Smith, Mrs. Macpherson, Mrs. Reid, collectors;
Mrs. J. Baird, Mrs. J. Sclater, Mrs. Smith, dispensers.
ST. JOHN'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
Lady Hoyles, president; Mrs. Godfellow, vice-president; Mrs. George
Robinson, treasuer; Mrs. A. C. F. Wood, secretary.
Committee - Mrs. J. Prowse, Mrs. Lash, Mrs. Boyd, Mrs J. W. Hayward,
Mrs. March, Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Holden, Mrs J. B. Wood, Mrs.
Milroy, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Winser, Miss McMurdo, Mrs J. Baird, Miss
Whiteford, Mrs Pitts, Miss Arnott, Miss James, Miss Bulley.
FISHERMAN'S SOCIETY, HEART'S CONTENT.
Rev. G. Gardner, president; W. Rowe and Charles Rendell, vice-presidents;
John Farnbam, Secretary; Charles Hopkins, assistant-secretary ; Richard
Penny, treasurer; R. Hopkins, assistant-treasurer.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.
Joseph L. Little, president; T. S. Dwyer,vice-president; Captain
Wm. Coady, assistant-vice-president; William Kitchen, treasurer,
Wm. Doutney, secretary.
NEWFOUNDLAND BRITISH SOCIETY
Henry W. Seymore, president; Richard Atwell, vice-president; Charles
B. Rankin, Treasurer; James Pennock, Secretary.
Committee- Robert Woir, R. J. Gear, J W. Collier, Charles Stitson,
Henry French, Thomas Coffin, John Baldwin, Abel Watkins, Thomas Clouston.
ST. GEORGES'S SOCIETY
H.K. Dickenson, president; C.R. Ayre and C. S. Pinsent, vice-presidents;
H. T. B. Wood, treasurer; Henry Cooke, secretary.
Committee of Charity- The Above officers ex-officio, and Rev. T.
M. Wood, rev. G. M. Johnson, rev. E. Botwood, hon. J.S. Clift, John
C. Withers, George F. Bown, G. T. Rendell, R. H.Prowse, T. R. Smith,
W. H. Mare, Joseph Crowdy.
ST. ANDREW'S SOCIETY
Robert Grieve, president; John Boyud, vice-president; James Baird,
treasurer; R. Stott, M. A., secretary. Commettee of Charity-Charles
Rankin, Robert Blackwood, and Gilbert Browning.
NEWFOUNDLAND CHURCH SOCIETY
Patron, His Excellency the Governor: president, The right rev. the
Lord Bishop;vice-presidents, the very rev. the Rural Deans; Wm. H.
Mare, treasurer; rev G. M.Johnson, secretary.
Committee- J. C. Withers, W. v Whitewqy,Q.C.,E. Duder, Ewen Stabb,
F. B. C. Carter, Q.C., C. Crowdy, M. D., H. Le Messurier, Joseph
Crowdy, hon. James F.Clift, Thomas Clift, A. O. Hayward, H. K. Dicklenson,
hon. Judge Robinson, G. J.Hayword.
GRAND DIVISION SONS OF TEMPERANCE, ST. JOHN'S.
James Murray G. P. W. ; John Freeman G. W. A ;Ebenezer Brace, G.
Scribe; James S. Winter, G. Treasurer; John English, G. Chaplain;
John Patrick, G. con; Robert Weir, G. sentinel.
UNION DIVISION ST. JOHN'S
Ebenezer Boone, W. P.; James Scott, recording-secretary; Meets
ST. JOHN'S DIVISION, ST JOHN'S.
John Haddon, W. P.; Henry Le Messurier, R.S. meets Fridays.
FREE ST. ANDREW'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCUIATION, ST. JOHN'S.
Rev. M. Harvey, president.
ST. JOHN'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND BENEFIT SOCIETY.
James Furlong, president; Robert Smith, vice-president; Thomas Cody,
first assistant; William Harris, second assistant; Phillip Hally,
first treasurer; James Heynes, second treasurer; Michael J. Ellard,secretary;
John Carroll, Marshal.
JUVENILE TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND BENEFIT SOCIETY, ST. JOHN'S.
Patrick Namell, president; Nicholas T. McGrath, secretary.
HARBOR GRACE DIVISION.
David Rogers, deputy G. W. P.; Joseph Russel, W. P. ; Thomas Rogers,
R. S. meets Wednesdays.
TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND BENEFIT SOCIETY
A. T. Drysdale, president ; John Barry, vice-president; Nicholas
Hartery, first assistant; James Graham, second assistant; John Cody,
treasurer; Stanislaus Fitzgerald, financial secretary; Patrick Walsh,
JUVENILE TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND BENEFIT SOCIETY OF HARBOR GRACE.
Henry Shortis, president;Frederick Hartery, vice-president; Peter
Goff, first assistant; John Murphy, second assistant; John Foley,
treasurer; Michael Graham,Financial Secretary; Bernard Fitzgerald,
CARBONEAR TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
Richard H. Taylor, W. C. J. ; Alfred Penny, secretary; William Babcock,
BRIGUS TEMPERANCE SOCIETY
Samuel Bartlett, W. P. , John N. Leamon, recording scribe. Meets
BARENEED SONS OF TEMPERANCE.
G.W.R. Hierlihy, W. P. ; G. W. Payne, R. S. Meets Mondays.
STAR OF THE WEST DIVISION, PORT DE GRAVE.
William Thomas Boone, W. P.; John Butler. R. S.
HARMONY DIVISION , TRINITY.
Robert White, W. P.; Richard Grant, R. S. Meets Mondays.
John Snelgrove, W. P.; James B. O'Donnell, R. S.
NORTH STAR DIVISION, TWILLINGATE
John Duder, W. P.; William Polk , R. S. Meets Thursdays.
STAR OF THE EAST DIVISION, BURIN
Samuel Darby, W. G.; Edward Hollett, R. S. William harding, D.
G. W. P.
RAY OF HOPE DIVISION, BURIN
William H. Pyne,W. P.; William Moulton, R. S.; Richard Paul, D.G.
W.P. Meets Mondays.
John Bennett, W. P. ;James M. haddor, R.S.; John Lake, D. G. W.
P. Meets Saturdays.
Benjimin Level, W. P. ; George A. Hickman, R. S. ; George F. Christian,
D. G. W.P. Meets Thursdays.
PRINCE OF WALES DIVISION, PETITES.
George Ivey, R. S.; rev. J. Reay, D. G. W. P.
PORT AU BASQUE.
Jonathan Ford, W. P. ; Joseph Dennis, R. S. ; Edmund George, D.
W. G. P.,