Tue. Jan. 7, 1913
On Tueday evening, a pretty wedding took place at the residence
of Mr. Henry POWELL, when his daughter, Miss Mary A.
POWELL was united in matrimonial bonds to Mr.
John F. EARLE, son of our esteemed citizen, Mr. Moses
EARLE, South Side. The bride, who looked charming in her bridal
attire, was attended by her sister, Miss Maggie POWELL, while
Mr. A. M. EARLE, brother of the groom, very gracefully assumed
the duties of best man. After a bountiful repast, and receiving
the congratulations of many assembled friends, the happy couple
left for their future home followed by many good and sincere
wishes for a happy wedded life.
Thur. Jan. 9, 1913
PASSING OF HON. SIR EDWARD SHEA, Kt.
At 10.30 a.m. yesterday, there passed away Sir Edward
SHEA, in his 93rd year. He was a son of the late Henry
SHEA, Merchant of this city, and a Newfoundlander by long descent.
With his passing, the last of the old school of Newfoundland
statesmen vanishes from the scene. Before men of middle age were
born, Sir Edward SHEA occupied a place in the Executive Government
of his native land. He was a member of the first Parliament under
Responsible Government, and in 1859, when Premier KENT succeeded
Premier LITTLE, occupied the seat at the Executive Council Board.
His brother, Sir Ambrose SHEA, was his senior by about two years,
but it was not till 1865 that he first figured as a member of
the Government, though in later life his political activities
were more in evidence. In some respects Sir Ambrose and Sir Edward
were very different. Sir Ambrose was a strenuous fighter, a man
of daring, and of doing. He was clear visioned, aggressive and
a born leader of men. Sir Edward was of a more placid disposition,
a thinker and organizer rather than a leader. In his younger
days he fought in many a political fight, and his tenacity of
purpose and strong conviction were well known; but he sailed
political seas less stormy than those which carried the fortunes
of the future Governor of the Bahamas. As a counsellor, Sir Edward
SHEA was unexcelled. His was the rare ability to weigh impartially
the merits and demerits of every public question. No matter what
inclination might suggest, the test of cold reason must first
be submitted to. For half a century those who have held high
places in Newfoundland saw in Sir Edward a Mentor whose counsel,
whether palatable or otherwise, was always safe to follow. Up
to over ninety years of age Sir Edward retained his faculties
to the full and only during recent months was there any serious
impairment. His stately figure, as he walked through the city
where he was born, and which he loved, was familiar to boys whose
grandfathers had known him as a man of prominence. From 1874
to 1885 he held the portfolio of Colonial Secretary, and in the
following year was appointed President of the Legislative Council
of which he had long been a member. This position was resigned
last year, but throughout the session the venerable and much-loved
former president was frequently seen at the sessions of the Council.
In 1902 the honour of Knighthood was conferred on him, and the
probably unprecedented spectacle of two brothers from one Colony,
thus honoured by their sovereign, was witnessed; whilst three
years previously a similar honour had been conferred on his son-in-law,
the late Sir Henry Moore JACKSON, the Governor of Trinidad. In
1908 SIR Edward acted as Administrator of the Colony. Lady SHEA,
formerly Miss Gertrude CORBETT, passed away in 1903. One son,
Mr. George SHEA, for many years a member of the Executive Council,
survives him, another son being the late Mr. Edward SHEA, barrister
of this city. Lady JACKSON, Mrs. MARE, Mrs. William TOBIN, Halifax;
Madam BAHEME, France; and Miss Nellie SHEA are daughters. To
those and the grandchildren death comes not unexpectedly, and
their sorrow will be lessened by the knowledge that the venerable
statesman had done his life's work well, and has passed beyond
the veil followed by the admiration and affection of the whole
country. The name of SHEA has long been prominent and there are
still those who worthily wear the honours and traditions of the
family, but if Sir Edward were the last of the line, the name
would remain forever enshrined in the hearts of Newfoundlanders,
and be inseparable from the stirring events which have resulted
in the evolution of the Old Colony from a fishing station into
a prosperous, if numerically small, dominion.
"God's finger touched him, and he sleeps, but not
The sleep of Death, for his immortal soul
Shall live forever. Ne'er shall be forgot
His sterling worth and goodness."
Sat. Jan. 11, 1913
THE OBSEQUIES OF SIR EDWARD SHEA, Kt.
At 2.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon the funeral of the late Sir
Edward D'ALTON SHEA took place, from the Cochrane House,
where he had been for some years in residence. It was largely
attended, the members of the Legislative Council and the House
of Assembly following the immediate relatives. On arrival at
the Cathedral the coffin was conveyed to the Altar, and placed
upon the catafalque. Within the rails was His Excellency Sir
Ralph WILLIAMS, K.C.M.G., attended by Mr. FITZERBERT, P.S., Capt.
GALE, A.D.C., and Capt. GOODRIDGE, A.D.C. The solemn ceremony
was conducted by His Grace, Archbishop HOWLEY assisted by the
Very Rev. J. ST. JOHN, and Rev. Dr. GREENE, whilst the Rt. Rev.
Mgr. ROCHE, Rt. Rev. Mgr. REARDON, and the Rev. D. O'CALLAGHAN
took part in the choral service. Amongst those present were the
Rt. Hon. Sir E. P. MORRIS, K.C.M.G., Hon. Sir William HORWOOD,
Kt., Hon. Mr. Justice EMERSON, Hon. Mr. Justice JOHNSON, Hon.
John MORRIS, President of the Legislative Council, the Mayor
of St. John's, Presidents of various Societies, and men prominent
in all ranks.
Wed. Jan. 15, 1913
DECOMPOSED BODY FOUND
OFF BLACKMARSH ROAD
IDENTIFIED AS JOHN GREEN, MISSING SINCE SEPEMBER 2ND
A few minutes before 2 p.m. yesterday Mark WHITEWAY, 89
Bond St., reported at the western police station that he had
found a decomposed body about 64? yards off the Black Marsh Road.
He had picked up a hat, just near the body, which he brought
to the station. On the band of the hat were initials, J.W.G.,
with the shopmark of the Royal Stores. WHITEWAY brought the headwear
to the western station, and immediately the authorities took
up the matter for investigation.
Mr. WHITEWAY was questioned forthwith, and told the police he
had left his house, Bond Street, early in the forenoon, for
the "Black Marsh" for the purpose of snaring rabbits,
and to view the surrounding woods to see if any "beaten
tracks" were there. While making a survey of the surroundings
he came across a hat, and a few feet distant a decomposed body
frozen in the ice and snow. He made no examination, but took
the hat and hurried his footsteps to the nearest place of communication
with the police. WHITEWAY reported that he had found the body
about 60 yards from the road, near O'Brien's, to the west about
THE POSITION OF THE BODY
WHITEWAY told that the body was in a crouched position, the right
knee being almost in a line with the face and the left slightly
inclined in an opposite direction. The right hand was close
to the right foot, and the left hand as if inclined to lay
on the breast.
THE POLICE LEAVE FOR SCENE
After particulars from Mr. WHITEWAY, Head Constable PEET, with
Constables STAMP and WHEALAN, and Undertaker MARTIN, left for
the scene, taking along with them necessary implements to remove
the body from the ice. While passing along they engaged the
services of Mr. STAMP of the Ropewalk, who, with Mr. WHITEWAY,
acted as guide. When they reached the scene, they found the
body as reported, and with axes and picks had to cut it from
its frozen position. They placed it on the hearse, and about
5 p.m. reached the city, the body then being placed in the
WHAT THE POLICE FOUND
In removing the corpse from the ice and snow, the police came
across a revolver, which was near the right foot, or almost
within reach of the hand. The revolver was taken by Head PEET
and handed over to the authorities, as were some other articles,
such as papers, etc., found near the body.
AT THE MORGUE
At the morgue relatives and friends of the missing man GREEN
were invited to visit the place, for the purpose of identifying
the remains. A brother-in-law of deceased quickly concluded
that the decomposed corpse was the one they looked for, identifying
it by the clothing and also the hat, which bore the shopmark
of Royal Stores, and his initials on the band inside the rim.
The revolver, which, as mentioned above, was found near the right
hand, contained four empty cartridges, and one filled. When
the former were discharged is unknown, and it is a matter for
the report of a post mortem as to whether deceased used the
revolver on his person or not.
That the body is that of John GREEN there is no dispute. In his
clothing was found a gold watch known to be his, which stopped
at 6.05. A purse, containing some $16.00 cash, and an accident
insurance policy. The watch chain was also identified, and
some other articles in his clothing, which left no doubt in
the minds of his friends, as to identification.
ABOUT HIS DEPARTURE
John GREEN left his home, Hamilton Street, 6 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 2nd, and was last seen by a workman of the Bennett Brewery
Co. about 6.30. At that time GREEN was, to all appearances, in
good health, and not returning the next day, friends reported
him missing. During the week following all endeavours were made
to find him, but without avail. Several stories were abroad that
he had gone to New York, to Montreal, etc., and while some credence
was given them at first, later events proved they were absurd.
The following Sunday, Sept. 8th, the City Brigades, C.L.B., C.C.C.,
M.G.B. and Highlanders and Scouts made a search for the body,
covering all the section of the country where it was likely
he would be found. During the following week the search was
continued by others, without result.
It has not been decided what time the funeral will take place,
but it is expected some time during the forenoon. Deceased
was a member of S.O.E., Dudley Lodge, who are invited to attend.
Wed. Jan. 22, 1913
MRS. JOHN KENNEDY
Mrs. KENNEDY, widow of the late Captain John KENNEDY, of Holyrood,
passed away at her home at 5 o'clock last evening, at the advanced
age of 90 years. Her husband predeceased her only a few months
ago. The deceased lady was widely known and respected throughout
the district during her long life, and she leaves behind many
friends who will hear with regret of her demise. She had the
consolation during her last days on earth of seeing the most
of the members of her large family of sons and daughters, by
whom she was venerated, and of whom she could feel proud. She
was the mother of R.J. KENNEDY, Govt. Inspector of Railways;
Captains Walter, Mike, James and Thomas, all of whom are well
and favorably known, being of the sterling type of manhood
which characterized their forefathers in days past, and who
have been successful in their various callings on land and
sea. They mourn the loss of a good mother, and in their bereavement
they have the sympathy of a large circle of friends, in which
the "News" joins.
MATE FINN, OF LAKE SIMCOE, DROWNED
Yesterday afternoon Messrs. Baine Johnston and Co. received
word that the barqt. Lake Simcoe, Capt. WILSON, had arrived at
Pernambuco the previous day from this port after encountering
severe weather during which she shipped a heavy sea which stove
in the cabin doors and skylights, flooded the cabin and swept
the decks of everything movable. The message continued that her
mainsail (?) had to be cut away and part of the cargo jettisoned,
in order to save her from being lost; and further that the mate,
James FINN, had been washed overboard and drowned. The vessel
left here on Dec. 18th and the fatality occurred eight days later,
during the same storm it is thought as we had on Christmas Day
in the city and which overtook the ship. Immediately on receipt
of the news Mr. J.C. HEPBURN of Baine Johnston and Co. communicated
with Rev. Dr. GREENE, who broke the sad tidings to the widow
and relatives of the unfortunate seaman. "Jimmy" FINN,
as he was familiarly known, was considered, although a young
man, being about thirty-three years of age, one of the finest
seaman sailing out of the port, knowing his business thoroughly.
About four years ago he secured his master's ticket, but was
unfortunate in losing his first command, though not through any
lack of knowledge of seamanship, and since then had been sailing
out of Baine Johnston and Co's employ, practically all the time
on the vessel from which he was lost. He was held in the highest
esteem by his employees and all who knew him, being quiet, unassuming
and always attentive to his duties. Within little over a year
the sea has claimed no less than three members of the FINN family;
John being lost in the Erna; Thomas in the Grace, and now James.
To the bereaved widow and parents the heartfelt sympathy of the
whole community will be extended.
Thurs. 23 Jan 1913
NOTE: If anyone has additional info. on Capt. Patrick
DILLON, please contact me.
CAPT. DILLON PASSES AWAY
Capt. P. DILLON, a well known seaman, passed away at
the General Hospital early yesterday morning. During the last
voyage of the barquentine "Rosina", of which
he had been in command for several years, he suffered from heart
trouble, and on reaching here was seriously ill. A few days after
arrival, he was removed from the residence to hospital, where
the end came. For many years, he was in the employ of A. GOODRIDGE & Son's,
and called "before the mast" with Captains STRONG and
CALLAHAN before obtaining his master's certificate. He was a
thorough seaman, and was held in the highest esteem by his employers.
A widow and nine children, to whom sympathy will be extended,
are left to mourn.
Mon. Jan. 27, 1913
LAST NIGHT'S DOUBLE FIRE
SEVEN FAMILIES RENDERED HOMELESS
FIREMEN WORK WELL UNDER TRYING CONDITIONS
Last night while the mercury hovered about zero, the city had
two fires, which were responsible for rendering seven families
homeless, and destroying property to the value of thousands
of dollars. The fires were in Harvey Road and Gower Street,
The first alarm was sent in at 9.40, the Central and Western
Companies responding; and the second at 11.30, the Central and
Eastern Companies turnout out.
When the firemen reached Harvey Road, they found a house occupied
by Timothy CONNORS, and owned by John RICE, in flames, which
were rapidly spreading to the adjoining houses. The Central men,
who were first to arrive, and soon had a couple of good streams
of water going, while in the meantime the fighters, with the
aid of the chemical, attempted to arrest the flames and confine
the fire to the one house. In this they were partly successful,
though the house adjoining CONNORS' at the eastern end and occupied
by Mr. QUINTELL and family, took blaze on the second flat. Under
trying circumstances, with the water freezing almost as soon
as it left the hose, the firemen kept steadily at work, and succeeded
in preventing the fire reaching greater proportions, though the
two adjoining houses to the west, occupied by Mrs. BURTON and
Mrs. RYAN and Mr. FANNING, were badly damaged by smoke and water,
the former being forced to leave. After some two hours' fighting
the "all out" signal was sent in, CONNORS' dwelling
being practically destroyed with all its contents, QUINTELL's
also partly destroyed and most of his furniture. RYAN's and FANNING's
did not catch owing to the good work of the firemen, who suffered
terribly. Several of the men were badly frostbitten. The hose
men, after fighting the blaze for a few minutes, were scarcely
able to move in their clothing, which was coated with ice, and
time and again they had to assist each other in breaking off
the ice so that they could work more freely.
The origin of the fire was thus traced by the police. Mr. CONNORS,
who occupied the house where it started, has had the place
closed for some time, and was living with MR. John RICE, his
father-in-law. Last night, about 9 o'clock, he visited the
place to learn if it had been visited during his absence. While
examining the house it is supposed that he unconsciously dropped
the end of a lighted match. When he left, Mr. CONNORS says,
there was no fire that he was aware of, though he thinks the
police solution is the proper one, and he had lighted some
matches in the kitchen. He thinks about half an hour elapsed
from the time when he left the place until the alarm was sent
in. His house and furniture were covered by insurance, as well
as the house occupied by Mr. QUINTELL.
Scarcely had the brigades returned to their halls, when an
alarm from box 34 at the corner of Prescott St., called them
to Gower St., where a fire broke out in a residence just east
of LAWRENCE's carriage factory, occupied by two young women and
two boys named CULLEN, the mother of the family being absent,
as she is stewardess on the Prospero, now at the northward. The
blaze was caused through a lamp which was being used to thaw
out the pipes, as it was thought they were frozen, the supply
being really shut off owing to the other fire, igniting the woodwork
in the basement. Mr. F. SAMUELSON, who occupies the ground flat
of the adjoining house, heard the crackling of the flames as
they worked through the space between the walls, and went to
CULLEN's, to discover the cause. Glancing up he saw the blaze
suddenly burst from the top story, and immediacy ran and sent
in the alarm. The firemen were quickly on the scene, but as the
water was turned off at Prescott Street, were unable to obtain
a supply for about ten minutes. The chemical was brought into
use, but owing to the delay the fire rapidly gained headway and
soon spread to the second house in which three families reside,
SAMUELSON's, WADDEN's, and BUTLER's. Finally six streams were
obtained, but for a considerable time had little effect. The
intense frost made the firemen's task harder than usual, but
they worked splendidly, and confined the flames to the two dwellings,
though for a while a third, occupied by Mr. J. DOBBIN, seemed
in danger of being destroyed. Inspector General SULLIVAN was
early on the scene, and superintended operations, while Messrs.
J. VINNICOMBE, J. CROTTY and other volunteers ably assisted the
regulars, and also did good work in removing household effects.
Not until 1.15 this morning, or an hour and three quarters from
the sending in of the alarm, was the fire completely subdued.
The greater part of the furniture in both houses was destroyed
by the flames, or damaged by water, the buildings themselves
being gutted. The loss to the different owners is a heavy one,
as none of them carried insurance. After giving the alarm Mr.
SAMUELSON rushed to his house and quickly arousing his younger
brother, who had retired, being ill, took him to a place of safety.
Returning, he met Mrs. BUTLER descending the stairs from the
top flat with nothing but her night clothes on, and brought her
to the residence of Mrs. COLEMAN across the street, where she
was made comfortable and given every attention. The unfortunate
woman is in a delicate state of health, having been released
from the hospital only about a month ago. There were several
children in the houses, but all escaped safely, though had the
fire not been discovered so quickly the result would possibly
be different. The fact that there was no wind, doubtless prevented
a general conflagration, as all the buildings in the neighbourhood
are of wood, and the carriage factory, only a few doors away,
contains a large quantity of oils, varnishes, etc.
Sunday evening the rite of Christian Baptism was administered
to ten candidates at the Cook's Town Road Church, Elder Wm.
C. YOUNG officiating. Every available place in the building
was occupied, temporary seats having been improvised, yet the
seating capacity, although enlarged, was taxed to its utmost
to accommodate the crowd desirous of witnessing this burial
by Baptism. The speaker took for his text Eph. 4:5, coupled
with it the communion given by Christ to His disciples just
before leaving the earth, arguing that whilst it is possible
to be divided in opinion, as to method and object of a Christian
ordinance, so long as its teaching is confined to precept alone,
yet when enforced by the example of so many of the Apostles,
a unity of understanding is easy of accomplishment. The speaker
then read the account of how the Apostles Peter, Philip, James,
John, Annanias and Paul demonstrated both method and object.
Judging by the number that regularly attend these Sunday evening
lectures they must be growing popular.
THERE ARE FEW BILLS you'll pay with so much pleasure as those
we'll ask for our FINE TAILORING. Since we must wear clothes,
why not those that fit, keep in shape and add distinction?
We've been tailoring for many years, and we put our experience
into every Suit we make. Reasonable prices, too. Try us.
CHAPLIN, King of Tailors
Phone No. 3J ? P.O. Box 1173
Thur. Jan. 30, 1913
CAPTAIN PATRICK DILLON
"I saw the stout Rosina go,
On her last voyage from here,
Her sailors' merry yo, heave ho,
Rang sweetly on the air.
I saw her down the harbour glide,
Fanned by the evening breeze,
Her canvas spreading high and wide,
To waft o'er the seas.
And as the wavelets pressed her prow,
I thought on him so brave,
But never dreamed that he would now,
Lie in the silent grave.
The rosy hue of health he bore,
And stalwart was his form,
No mariner braver left our shore,
To face the ruthless storm.
And no more tender heart e'er gleamed,
Within a human breast;
Poor DILLON, as his friends know showed,
True manhood of the best.
So can you blame me if I dreamed,
When he last sailed away,
That sure promotion for him beamed,
Some not far distant day.
Oh, vain are all our hopes and skill,
Dead is our native son;
It was the Great Almighty's Will,
So let His Will be done."
St. John's, Jan. 29, 1913
KENNEDY - DOODY
At the bride's residence at 7 o'clock on Sunday evening a quiet
and pretty wedding was solemnised by Rev. Mgr. F.D. McCARTHY,
the contracting parties being Mr. Stanley KENNEDY,
son of the late Capt. John KENNEDY, and Miss Mary C.
DOODY. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown
of blue voile. She was attended as bridesmaid by her cousin,
Miss FINLAY, and was given away by her uncle, Mr. Patk. JOY,
while the groom was ably supported by his brother, Mr. Nicholas
KENNEDY. The interesting ceremony was witnessed by a select
company of immediate friends. The toast of the occasion was
proposed by Mgr. MCCARTHY, who spoke the general sentiment
of the community when referred to the bride as one of our most
popular young ladies, and was in full accord with a large circle
when he conveyed the best wishes for a happy and prosperous
voyage over the matrimonial sea. Mr. P. JOY responded in pleasant
manner. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and useful
gifts which, in some measure, attest the esteem in which she
is held. The newly-married couple with reside in Mr. KENNEDY's
Carbonear, Jan. 27, 1913.
Mon. Feb. 3, 1913
DOUBLE DROWNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON
FRED JANES AND SAMUEL BARTLETT, VICTIMS
BOAT IN WHICH THEY WERE, AND IN TOW OF, TUG JOHN GREEN, SWAMPED.
JOSEPH MOYST, A SURVIVOR, TELLS STORY OF TRAGEDY.
Fred JANES, aged 17 years, and Samuel BARTLETT,
aged 22 years, were drowned Saturday afternoon in the harbour.
Joseph MOYST, uncle of the former, who was in the boat with them,
was saved. The boat which carried the two men to death was being
towed up the harbour by the tug John Green and "swamped" when
off Stabb's wharf. The body of BARTLETT was recovered yesterday
forenoon. There was general comment as to the happening, yesterday,
throughout the city, many offering the opinion that thoughtlessness
played a part in the tragedy.
THE DROWNING AND WHAT LED TO IT
Joseph MOYST, interviewed by the "News" yesterday,
told the following story:
About 3 p.m. Saturday, in company with his nephew, Fred JANES,
and Samuel BARTLETT, he left Bowring Bros. wharf in a small punt,
taking along a gun for bird shooting. Getting to the eastern
end of the harbour and towards the North Battery, about 300 yards
off Wood's wharf, the boat got jammed in the slob ice, and with
the wind blowing strongly from S.E. the frail boat was forced
further into the slob. The three men tried their best to row
the punt out through which proved futile, and MOYST fired three
shots from the gun to attract attention. In the meantime the
men's predicament was seen from the shore but as there was little
fear of them driving outside the Narrows, that attention that
would otherwise have been given was not forthcoming. Soon before
5 p.m. a telephone message was sent from Hynes & Co's to
the Tug Office, asking that one of the latter's boats be sent
to the assistance of the small craft. There was a response within
a short time and the "John Green," Captain
ROBERTS, was ordered to the scene. Taking the boat in tow, the
survivor says, she was taken out of the slob quickly, and with
a line of about four fathoms swinging from the port side, the
tug started to steam up the harbour.
"STOP, FOR GOD'S SAKE; WE ARE SWAMPING"
Mr. MOYST continued, and said that when only a few yards from
the ice the boat began to take aboard water, and within a few
minutes she was almost filled. He went forward and shouted
to those on board the John GREEN "Stop, for God's sake;
we are swamping." He repeated the call four times, without
attracting the attention of any aboard the tug. When off STABB's
wharf, or near there, Mr. MOYST repeats, the boat went under, "stern
foremost." BARTLETT, who was sitting aft was first to
strike the water; JANES, who was amidships, was next to go,
and MOYST, who was forward shouting to the John GREEN's crew,
was fortunate enough to grasp the towing rope. Young JANES
managed to catch hold of his coat, but the resistance of the
water was so great the tug still being under speed that he
let go his grasp after a few moments, and he sank to rise no
more. MOYST, who is of strong physique, succeeded in holding
the line, and was eventually dragged aboard the tow boat.
A STRANGE STORY
MOYST further told the "News" that when he was pulled
aboard the tug he asked permission to go below to the engine
room as he was shivering from the effects of the sea bath, but
it was only with reluctance that he was permitted to do so. He
says he was chilled to the marrow, and that warmth was most necessary
to help him recover from a shock that few only pass through.
The tug, after the accident had been made known to those on board,
was turned round, and all possible done to rescue the drowning
men, but darkness coming on, the search had to be soon abandoned,
without anything of JANES or BARTLETT being seen.
SUFFERING WHILE IN THE ICE
While in the ice for about two hours, during the zenith of the
rain and wind storm, the men suffered terribly. Not one of
them had oil cloths, and long before the tug came to their
assistance they were drenched. They tried in every possible
manner to get the boat free, but to no purpose, and eventually
signalled for assistance and fired the distress guns. When
they left in tow of the tug, there was considerable water in
the punt, and it is not unlikely that she had been more or
less damaged in the ice. The boat is now at the tug wharf,
in a damaged condition.
Yesterday, at daylight, a search for the bodies was commenced,
and at 10:30 the body of BARTLETT was brought to the surface
by Messrs. C. HOLWELL and John KAVANAGH, who raised it with
jiggers. It was immediately taken to the morgue, and later
Undertaker COLLIER took it in charge, and after preparing for
burial, had the corpse removed to the home of the parents of
deceased, Monroe Street, from where the funeral takes place.
After a vain search for the body of young JANES during the forenoon,
the services of diver SQUIRES were availed of. He devoted the
whole afternoon to the search, but without success. The gun,
however, which the men had with them, was taken from the bottom,
and it is not unlikely that the other body will be recovered
THE PARENTS' GRIEF
Mr. and Mrs. JANES, of Barter's Hill, parents of Fred JANES,
are naturally distracted over the tragic ending of their oldest
son. He was a bright, smart lad, idolized by his parents, held
in the highest esteem by his playmates, and with the employees
of the Postal Telegraphs, where he worked, was a general favorite.
Samuel BARTLETT was also a promising young man, in his 22nd
year, and resided with his parents in Monroe Street, who are
deeply saddened over his fatal ending. The friends of both
youths will have the sympathy of the whole community.
TRAGEDY COULD HAVE BEEN AVERTED
It is the opinion of many that the tragedy could have been averted.
The boat's crew, they think, should have been taken aboard
the tug, as the conditions were such as to warrant this action,
instead of towing. However, a full enquiry will be held into
the matter by the authorities, during the week, and if blame
there be it will be attached to those responsible.
Mon. Feb. 3, 1913
The Crescents and St. Bon's will be the contestants in this
evening's hockey match. The line up will be:
Crescents ------------ St. Bon's
THOMAS goal WALSH
G. HERDER point CALLAHAN
HUTCHINGS cover KEATING
JOY rover R. CALLAHAN
L. STICK right QUINN
RENNIE centre EDENS
R. HERDER left RENNIE
The Marine and Fisheries Department received a message Saturday
from Capt. W. H. BARTLETT, now at Fortune, stating that the new
grab recently imported and forwarded by the Portia, had just
been tried, and gave every satisfaction. In four hours it took
up 300 tons from a hard, gravelly bottom.
Wed., Mar. 26, 1913
On Monday night Mr. J.R. GOODRIDGE of the firm
of Alan GOODRIDGE and Sons passed away at Algiers in his 70th
years, leaving two sons, Harold and Avalon, and two daughters
Misses Marie and Evelyn. Mr. GOODRIDGE had been in poor health
for some years, but the sunny climate of North Africa was apparently
doing him much good, and a speedy termination to his illness
was not looked for. Mr. GOODRIDGE spent some months here last
year, leaving for England early in December. His passing is deeply
regretted not only by his immediate family circle but by citizens
generally, who held him in merited esteem as a gentleman whose
life abounded in kindness, courtesy and true manhood. Of him
it might truly be said, in the words of he late Laureate,
"He bore without abuse
The grand old name of gentleman."
To his brother, the Hon. A. F. GOODRIDGE, his children and relatives
the News voices the general sympathy that is felt for them in
their sad bereavement.
MRS. PATRICK WALSH
On St. Patrick's Day, at Holyrood, Mrs. WALSH, widow of the late
Patrick WALSH, passed away after a short illness, at the age
of 90 years. Her husband predeceased her many years ago. She
was the mother of 9 sons, of whom 4 are living. She was well
known and highly respected, and her many friends will learn
of her death with sincere sorrow. - R.I.P.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. James O'NEIL, of the
R.N. Co.'s electric light department, passed away at his residence,
Water Street West, after a painful illness. Mr. O'NEIL contracted
a severe cold some months ago, and gradually grew worse, despite
best medical skill. Deceased, who was in his 30th year, leaves
a widow, father and four sisters to mourn, to whom much sympathy
In accordance with Act 2nd, George V., Capt. 17, entitled: "An
Act for the raising of a sum of money, by loan for the Public
Service of the Colony, the Minister of Finance is hereby authorized
to raise by loan upon the credit of the Colony the sum of Two
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars by sale of Denture Bonds with
Interest Coupons attached. Interest at the rate of four per cent
per annum payable half yearly on the first days of January and
July in each year.
M.P. CASHIN, Minister of Finance.
Mr. W. J. WALSH is in the city on a visit from Placentia.
Mr. Ernest R. WATSON has been elected a Fellow of the Royal
Mr. J. MOORE, of Carbonear, is at present visiting the city,
on business, and registered at the Crosbie.
Insp. O'BRIEN, who had been confined to his home the last two
weeks, suffering from a severe attack of la-grippe? is now able
to be at his office again.
REES - On Tuesday evening, at 4 o'clock, Henry
REES, leaving a wife, four sons and one daughter,
to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m.,
from his late residence, 22 Mullock Street. Friends will please
accept this, the only intimation.
O'NEIL - Yesterday afternoon, after a painful
illness, James O'NEIL, of the Reid-Newfoundland
Company's electrical department, leaving a widow, father and
four sisters, to mourn their loss. Funeral tomorrow, Thursday,
at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 194 Water St. West. Friends
and acquaintances please accept this, the only intimation.
WINSOR - Passed peacefully away at 2.30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, Julia Pike, beloved wife
of Thomas WINSOR, of Carbonear. She leaves a husband, four sisters,
and 2 brothers, to mourn their sad loss. The remains will be
taken to Carbonear on Thursday morning for interment.
Never will her memory fade;
Sweeter thoughts will ever linger
Round the grave where she is laid.
The funeral of the late Nicholas J. ANGEL takes
place at 2.30 p.m. today, from his late residence, Hamilton St.
Only two arrests were made last night, both for inebriation.
The offenders will appear in court today.
The new Toric Lenses add to your field of Vision. Manufactured
by H? H. TRAPNELL, Eyesight specialist.
The whaler Cabot, Capt. BULL, will be leaving for Balena during
the week, and is now being fitted up by the crew. Manager ELLIOTT
has already proceeded to the factory to make preparations for
the season's work.
Sat. Apr. 19, 1913
FLYNN - Last evening, after a very short illness, Florence
FLYNN, daughter of John and Mary FLYNN, aged
20 years. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Saturday from her late residence,
Topsail road. Boston papers please copy.
DOYLE - On Thursday after a brief illness, Patrick,
son of the late Edward and Mary DOYLE, aged 49? years, leaving
two sisters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Sunday 2.30 p.m.
from his late residence, 56 Mullock St. Friends and acquaintances
will please accept this, the only intimation.
McGRATH - last evening, after a long illness, Johanna,
widow of the late Thomas McGRATH, carriage builder. Funeral tomorrow,
Sunday, at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence 267 South Side
Road. Friends and acquaintances please accept this, the only
Mon. Apr. 21, 1913
A venerable lady passed away at the residence of her son, on
Freshwater Road, on Sunday night, in the person of Mrs.
Elizabeth HART, widow of the late William HART, of
Trinity, and mother of Mr. Walter HART, of this city. Mrs.
HART had been an invalid for the past three years but only
a month ago did her illness assume serious form. She leaves
besides her son, Walter, two others, F. J. HART and George
HART, of F. J. HART & Co. of New Westminster, British Columbia;
also several grandchildren, one of whom is Mr. Sidney HART,
Accountant at the Department of Agriculture and Mines. The
funeral will take place at Trinity. Mrs. HART was 88 years
Mr. Jonathan SNOW, shipwright, well known in the city,
and particularly in the West End, died at the General Hospital
yesterday morning, at the ripe old age of 87 years. Deceased
was by years the oldest of the shipwrights in the city, and up
to last year was able to be at work about the dry dock, and his
passing is only another removal of one of the old landmarks in
Yesterday morning, after a somewhat protracted illness, Leo,
only son of Mr. P.J. O'NEIL, of the Customs Department, passed
to the Great Beyond. Deceased was a bright, intelligent young
man, and it will be with regret that his demise will be learned
of by numerous friends. To the bereaved family general sympathy
is expressed, in which the "News" joins.
MRS. BERTHA COUCH
At 7 o'clock Saturday morning, Bertha, wife of Capt. COUCH, of
the S.S. Adventure, passed away, at her residence, Gower St.,
after an illness of ????? ??????. Mrs. COUCH suffered from
internal trouble, and a short while ago was removed to the
General Hospital, but there being no noticeable change in her
condition, and no possible chance of a cure, she was conveyed
home Wednesday last. Deceased had numerous friends in the city,
who will regret her early demise. To Capt. COUCH and family
we extend sympathy
Wed. June 4, 1913
CULLEN - O'DRISCOLL
A very quiet wedding was solemnised in the Chapel of our Lady
of Good Council, on Monday morning last by the Rev. Fr. McDERMOTT,
the contracting paarties being Miss Matilda O'DRISCOLL,
daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth O'DRISCOLL, and Mr. Stan
CULLEN. The bride was given away by her elder brother,
Mr. Michael O'DRISCOLL, Miss MOREY, of Ferryland, cousin of
the bride, and Mr. J. CAMPBELL, performed the duties of bridesmaid
and best man, respectively. After the ceremony, the bride and
groom drove to Brennocks', where the honeymoon will be spent.
A large number of valuable presents have been received.
Sat. Oct. 4, 1913
SUDDEN DEATH OF JOSEPH PIPPY
Joseph PIPPY, aged 69 years, night coxwain of H. M.
Customs boat, was found dead in George Street east at 10:30 last
night. Death resulted from heart trouble. "Skipper Joe",
as he was familiarly called, left the Customs boat house about
9:50, as was usual, to visit the Postal telegraphs and Anglo
Offices. He was evidently taking a short route across George
St. from the Post Office, and passing along fell dead. A lad
reported to Constable STAMP that a man was lying in the street,
and the officer investigating, found Mr. PIPPY dead. The body
was taken to the morgue, and examination showed that there were
no marks of violence on the body, while the testimony of the
medical examiner was that death was due to heart trouble. Deceased
leaves a son and two daughters, who have the sympathy of the
whole community in their bereavement.
Fri. Oct. 17, 1913
ARTHUR POMEROY, of Fogo.
The passing on Sunday morning, from the effects of pneumonia,
of Mr. Arthur POMEROY, at his home in Fogo,
has evoked the deep sympathy of the communtity there. He was
in the prime of life, only 38 years of age, and held in general
respect and esteem. Mr. POMEROY left a widow and nine young
children, the youngest 7 months old, and the eldest only 11
years. To the bereaved widow and her family, the "News" voices
the general sympathy in their sorrow, because of the loss of
their dearly loved husband and father.
O'REILLY - MacKENZIE
On the 16th inst., by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor ROCHE, V.G., Miss
Rose O'REILLY to Mr. James MacKENZIE.
Yesterday morning at Signal Hill Hospital, Richard FARRELL,
aged 65 years. Funeral to-day, from Hospital at 2:30. May his
soul rest in peace.
At Fogo, on Sunday morning, Oct. 12th, Arthur POMEROY,
aged 38, leaving a widow and nine children to mourn the loss
of an affectionate husband and father.
On October 16th, after an illness of long duration, Sara,
eldesrt daughter of the late William and Mary Woods DAYMOND.
Funeral on Saturday, at 2:30 o'clock, from "Elsonia",
Monkstown Road. Friends will please accept this invitation.
"There lies a Land in the West and North,
Whither the bravest men went forth,
And daunted not by fog or ice,
Full two thousand miles it lay,
Washed by a sea of English grey,
And they called it Newfoundland at sight,
It's rather the Land of Heart's Delight.
I have seen the Mediterranean's blue,
Lazily lapping the Southern Shores,
And groves where the golden orange grew,
And the Cypress shading Cathedral doors;
And I have seen and known.
But I love the cliffs of a rugged land,
With hardly a hold for foot or hand;
Lakes that nestle between the hills,
A brook that runs wherever it wills;
Here the wildfowl finds his home,
Here the bear and beaver roam.
This I have loved and known.
I have seen the Tiber, the Thames, the Rhine,
And stately palaces o'er them shine,
And lights like stars on the rivers breast.
At night, for the rivers know no rest;
All I have seen and known.
But I love the brooks of a land far north,
That out of an unknown hill flow forth,
And sing their way to the tall spruce trees,
The song that the hills have sent to the seas,
And I know the swirls where the big fish lay,
And the runs in the wrecks where the small fish play;
This I have loved and known.
I have seen the moon in the desert space,
Flooding the Pyramid's stony face,
And guarding the banks of the sacred Nile,
Pharoahs, carved in an ancient style;
All I have seen and known.
But on moonlit nights in the Land I love,
I have slept with the trees and the sky above,
By burning logs that sputter and weep,
And a river that sobs itself to sleep,
And perhaps with frightened eyes that blink,
The timid deer comes down to drink,
This I have loved and known.
I have seen sweet places in foreign lands,
And gardens tended by cunning hands,
Houses old as the hills in fame,
Rearing the weight of a foreign name,
All I have seen and known.
But Nature gardens the land I choose,
And gives her names as lovers use -
FORTUNE BAY - Was this Fortune Love?
CONCEPTION - Borrowed from heaven above!
BREAKHEART POINT - What a world of woe!
A maiden watching her lover go.
HEART'S CONTENT - Here they come at last.
When the toil and grief of their life was past -
These I have loved and known.
There lies a Land in the West and North,
Whither the bravest men went forth,
And daunted not by fog or ice,
They reached at last to a Paradise;
A land to be won by men who durst,
No wonder the English chose it first,
And they called it Newfoundland at sight,
It's rather the land of Heart's Delight."
P. E. G.
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