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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
October 1921:

Oct. 13: 
Port Union reports schooner "James Jones" which left St. John's on
Tuesday, arrived there reporting loss of cook James RUSSELL by
drowning on the passage.

Edgar TEMPLEMAN of St. John's, while driving motor car at 8 last
night on Water St., ran into John VALENTINE, foreman Knowling's
Hardware, and inflicted injuries which proved fatal two hours later at
General Hospital. Valentine was crossing street near Bank of Nova
Scotia going east, the motor car also going east.

[Dec. 6:] 
No bill was found against Edgar TEMPLEMAN who was driving motor
car when J. VALENTINE was killed.

Oct. 17: 
John BELL, Mewfoundland representative at Halifax race, came second,
being defeated by McCAULEY, a crack runner of Windsor.

Gower Street Church this week is celebrating Silver Anniversary of
present building. Rev. Carl GARLAND is visiting preacher.

Rev. Ernest EARP was inducted as rector of St. Thomas [Church]

Oct. 21:
Capt. Edward ENGLISH Jr. was presented at Government House
today with silver cup in recognition of his splendid seamanship when
"Ethie" was wrecked in 1919.

Capt. Edward ENGLISH Sr. was also decorated by the Governor with
the Imperial Service Order in recognition of service as Harbour Master
for many years.

Trial of Stephen WELLS, lookout on schooner which ran down motor
boat off St. John's by which [a] man was drowned, is on at Supreme
Court today.

Oct. 22:	
Stephen WELLS, lookout on the schooner "Fanny W. Freeman" which
ran into motor boat off St. John's in July last, by which a man was drowned,
was found not guilty of manslaughter by jury last night. He swore he did not
see the boat at all.

Oct. 28:
Capt. Moses PELLEY, Maurice PELLEY, George ELLIS, G. HAISH
of Trinity Bay, and J. BARRETT of Bonavista, of schooner "Imprimus"
lost several weeks ago are at St. John, N.B., having arrived from Bermuda.


Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don Tate (May 2002)

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