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MISC. NEWS ARTICLES & NOTICES
1871 - 1880

 

The Times & General Commercial Gazette

November 20, 1872 (Wednesday)

On the 3rd inst., at Harbor Main, the Schooner "Indian", John Woodford, master, parted her chains, and, driving ashore, became in one hour a total wreck. On the Thursday previous the "Indian" had hauled to the public wharf in the above-named place, for the purpose of taking on board fish, oil, &c., for St. John's, and a considerable portion was on board at the time of the disaster, all of which was a total loss. The vessel was owned by Wm. Kelligrew, Esq., of St. John's, and insured in the Brigus Insurance Club. - Standard, Nov. 13.


Royal Gazette

May 27, 1873 (Tuesday)

Published by Authority.
His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to make the following appointments, vis: - ...

James Winter, Esq, to be second Landing Waiter of Customs at this Port, in the room of Thomas E. Gaden, Esq., incapacitated by illness for the discharge of the duties of his office, and recommended for retirement; ...

John Kennedy, M.H.A., Esq., Holyrood and Mr. James Hearn, Junr., Colliers, to be Members of the Roman Catholic Board of Education, for Harbor Main Educational District; ..


Royal Gazette 

July 22, 1873 (Tuesday)

At Tilt Cove mining operations are carried on briskly, and the mine continues productive. The field of nickel ore is very considerable, and owing to the issue of the new German coinage being in nickel, the price of that ore has advanced to £200 sterling per ton. ...


Royal Gazette

July 14, 1874 (Tuesday)

Published by Authority of His Excellency the Governor.

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint the undermentioned gentlemen to be Boards of Road Commissioners for the places set over their names, respectively:

Old Perlican
Joseph Boyd, William Christian, Elias March, Jabez Strong, Joshua Burt, John Brown (Lance Cove). ...

English Harbor and Salmon Cove
J.S. Collis, Mark Wills, John Batson, William Bugden, Spauge Freeman (Salmon Cove), John Goss (Salmon Cove), Jacob Pitcher (Salmon Cove). [note - Salmon Cove is now Champneys, Mark Wills is Mark Wells]


Royal Gazette

 

August 31, 1875 (Tuesday)

List of Persons Licensed to Sell Wines, Malt and Spirituous Liquors at Trinity, Trinity Bay, North.

Name Locality
Charles Power Williams Beach, Trinity
Michael Murphy Fisher's Cove, Trinity
John Hanlon Halfway Hill, Ship's Cove

G.H. Cole, J.P.

Trinity, June 1875.


Royal Gazette 

January 25, 1876 (Tuesday)

Our Newfoundland Letter (Correspondence of the Halifax Citizen).

... From Tilt Cove Copper Mine there was exported last year 4,346 tons of ore, the value being £26, 076 sterling. This however, was a low yield, the price of copper being low. The same mine, in 1870 produced ore valued at £37,934, and in 1869, 5,948 tons of copper ore, worth £53,442, and 33 tons of nickel, worth £2,610. This year the products of Tilt Cove mine are likely to be greater than in any previous year. Several splendid "pockets" of ore have lately been discovered, and most important of all, a lode of nickel, six feet in thickness, to which nothing parallel has yet been found in any other part of the world. The nickel ore sells for £80 per ton in Swansea. ...


Royal Gazette 

May 9, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

Messrs. Richard Nugent and Wm. Swansborough to be Members of the Road Board for from Horse Cove to Indian Pond, District of Harbor Main, in place of Messrs. Philip Walsh and Richard Parmiter, resigned.

Secretary's Office, 1st May, 1876.


Royal Gazette

May 16, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

Edward Murray, Esq. to be a Member of the Road Board for that part of the District of Harbor Main, between Indian Pond, exclusive, and Turk's Gut, exclusive; and John Veitch, Esq. to be a Member of the Roman Catholic Board of education for Harbor Main, in place of the late John Kennedy, deceased.


Royal Gazette 

June 13, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

Mr. George Barnes (English Harbor) to be a Member of the English Harbor and Salmon Cove Road Board, Trinity Bay, in room of Mr. Mark Wells, deceased.

Secretary's Office, 12th June, 1876.


Royal Gazette 

August 1, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

Mr. William Penny (English Harbor) to be a member of the Road Board for English Harbor and Salmon Cove, Trinity Bay.


Royal Gazette 

September 5, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. George Barnes (English Harbor) to be a Member of the English Harbor and Salmon Cove Board of Road Commissioners....

Secretary's Office, Sept. 5th, 1876.


Royal Gazette

November 28, 1876 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

The Rev'd J. Carolan,
Bonavista Messrs. Patrick Murphy, Trinity
Robert Lawlor, Trinity
Edward Murphy, Catalina
Thomas McCormack, Catalina
Jeremiah Scanlon, Ragged Harbor
John Doody, Ragged Harbor
to be a Roman Catholic Board of Education for the District of Trinity North.

Secretary's Office, 28th Nov., 1876.


Royal Gazette

January 23, 1877 (Tuesday)

Supreme Court.
In the matter of the Petition of Michael Joy, of Harbor Main, Planter, praying to be declared Insolvent. .. [request for creditors to come to court]


Royal Gazette

January 30, 1877 (Tuesday)

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint

Messrs. John Kennedy, Sr. (Harbor Main)
Wm. Moore, Sr. (Salmon Cove)
Maurice Wade, Sr. (Conception Hr)
to be Members of the Roman Catholic Board of education for the District of Harbor Main.

Secretary's Office, January 30th, 1877.


Royal Gazette 

February 27, 1877 (Tuesday)

[long account of a civil suit brought by Thomas Green against William Walsh, regarding Walsh's construction of a brig for Green during the winter 1872-73.  The vessel was delivered to Harbour Grace in the spring, but Green alleged some items were deficient.  The case was resolved in favour of Walsh.]


Harbour Grace Standard

March 16, 1878 (Saturday)

Reports of a sad disaster have been current in town for the past day or two. It seems that on the afternoon of Monday last, a boat manned by six men, left Brigus for Cat's Cove, having on board some 2000 feet lumber, 2 barrels flour, 2 bags bread, and about 50 lbs. nails. As the boat did not turn up on the following day, and as the wind had raged with great fury on the Monday night, serious fears respecting her safety, began to be entertained, which unhappily, were worse than realized on Thursday morning last, when the news came that a boat had been picked up over on the southern shore, containing two barrels of flour, two bags of bread and a pair of men's cuffs. It is thought that the craft was swamped off Brigus Point. Five of her hands were of the name of Costello, the other was a man named Whalen.


Harbour Grace Standard

September 6, 1879 (Saturday)

By Authority.
His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to make the following appointments: - ...

Mr. John Ivamy (of Careless Harbor), to be a Member of the New Bonaventure Road Board, in place of Mr. Robert Hobbs, deceased; ...


Newfoundlander

March 30, 1880 (Tuesday)

On the 29th the house of Stephen Abbott of Bonavista was destroyed by an accidental fire. A very small portion of the contents, furniture, provisions, &c, was saved; and none of the property was insured.


Newfoundlander

March 30, 1880 (Tuesday)

Bonavista letters report the death there on the 28th ult., of a fisherman named William Beston, caused by inhaling foul air in a cellar in which he had been working. His little son, 13 years old, who was with him had a narrow escape of like fate, having been taken out of the same place insensible, but not too late to recover.

On the 29th the house of Stephen Abbott of Bonavista was destroyed by an accidental fire. A very small portion of the contents, furniture, provisions, &c, was saved; and none of the property was insured.

Week before last, a boat and four men were lost at Placentia. The names were P. Power, Michael Hartigan, P. Brennan and a French sailor, name not given.


Newfoundlander

November 5, 1880 (Friday)

Address of the Inhabitants of Holyrood Lately Presented to Judge Prowse.

May it please your Honor -
We, the undersigned, beg to tender you our warmest thanks and best wishes on your first appearance in your official capacity in Holyrood.

We understand from the notices recently put up that it is your intention to hold Court here every month - a want of which has been long felt in Holyrood and the neighboring settlements. Holyrood is, we believe, the only place in the Island where bait is procured in abundance, and consequently we are visited during the summer months with not less than two to three hundred foreign vessels for the purpose of procuring the same. A few years ago a line of road was opened up between here and Witless Bay for the purpose of supplying that place and the neighboring localities on the Southern Shore with bait. Then again the population is large, much larger than the neighboring settlements, and business is being carried out on a large scale, and your Honor must be aware, from the many years experience you have had in your capacity as a District Judge, of the hardships and inconvenience the people of the locality have been put to from time to time when they required legal redress; persons desirous of such were obliged to go to Brigus or St. John's - eighteen miles on the one side and twenty-eight on the other - thereby causing a great loss of time and expense; consequently the people always preferred putting up with the first loss. But now that our energetic Government has taken the matter in hand, that want we long felt will be redressed[?].

Holyrood is the centre between Conception Harbor and Kelligrews, and the rendezvous for all travellers [illegible] from what quarter they come[?] they must pass through Holyrood, where they have the advantage of the Telegraph office. Then, our contemplated Railway, which, as a matter of course, will be a benefit to all, will sure[?] make trade.

We also beg to convey, through you, to the Government, our warmest thanks and best wishes, for the great benefit they have conferred on us in allowing your Honor to hold Court in our district.

In conclusion, we trust you will enjoy a long life and good health, and for many years continue to administer justice in Holyrood.

We should have stated that but for the number that are absent to Labrador, &c, every name in Holyrood, without exception, would be attached.

We are, sir,
Very respectfully yours,

Michael Woodford William Tapling Patrick Hickey
James Milmo John Flood Matthew Milmo
John Austin Daniel Walsh John O'Neil
John Walsh Michael Rourke Thomas Walsh
Lawrence Rourke Patrick Healy Patrick Rourke
Edward Flood, jr. James Duff John Flood, sen.
Timothy Rourke Patrick Lewis Peter Duff
Philip Lewis Patrick Duff William Lewis
George Veitch Edward Beeson Garrett Walsh
William Walsh John O'Neill [sic], sen. Cornelius Kennedy
Philip O'Neil Michael Walsh James Wall
John Walsh Thomas Woodford Patrick Beeson
R.J. Kennedy James Butler James Maher, sen.
John O'Neil Philip Mullowney John Burne [sic]
William Mullowney Patrick Walsh James Lewis
Laurence Barron James Maher John Harden
William Rhyne [sic] Daniel Ryan Walter Joy
Michael Barron Philip Vitch [sic] John Hicks
John Crawly Peter Hickey Joseph Hicks
David Bolan [sic] John Rourke James Kerby [sic]
John Vitch Alfred Hibbs Patrick Duggan
Patrick Hicks James Tapling  

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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