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Old News of Newfoundland (Part iv)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts & Telegraphs Excerpts from January/February 1922 Jan. 7: James DOWNEY, store keeper at BAIRD's premises at Greenspond was drowned yesterday, falling from bridge coming from Ship's Island. Jan. 9: Capt. D. BINDON, W. BINDON, John FRIEZE, John BINDON, and James CROCKER, all of Carbonear and crew of schooner "Oliver" are at St. John, N.B.; tell thrilling tale of rescue at sea, being brought to Naples. Jan. 14: John MOLLOY of St. Lawrence, of the schooner "Georgiana", now at Gloucester, had been killed, supposedly while vessel discharging. Jan. 18: James J. TOBIN of "The Beach", St. John's is dead aged 64. Jan. 25: Capt. John LEWIS, M.H.A., is dead at Naples as result of typhoid fever. Feb. 1: There is no trace of Henry POOLE who strayed from working party at Mahers Siding. Feb. 3: A message from Liverpool, N.S., reports loss of Thomas THORNE of Conception Bay, from schooner "Teazer". William SMITH, going from Clarenville to Hant's Harbour, died on train at Whitbourne. Feb. 8: Capt. Solomon JACOBS, veteran fish killer, has died at his home in Gloucester. He was born in England seventy years ago. Feb. 9: Inspector of Health O'BRIEN, after 42 years' service, was given Imperial Service Medal yesterday at Government House. Feb. 10: Thomas COMPTON and Frank SWEENEY of Englee perished in storm of Jan. 24th while crossing from Canada Harbour to Whooping Harbour. Major COTTON took a passenger this morning from St. John's to Alexander Bay in the person of L. BLAKSTAD of Terra Nova Sulphite Co. Feb. 13: Under will of late James J. TOBIN, he left one hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars divided among his three sons. Feb. 16: After fifty years in Police Force, Supt. William GRIMES has retired. Head Constable P.J. O'NEILL has been appointed as superintendent. Feb, 20: John CRONIN, aged 76, formerly of Harbour Grace, was found dead in his bed at St. John's yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. RICHARDS, on a tour of the world with only a handbag each, to be accomplished in 8 years for a purse of 50 thousand dollars, arrived at St. John's by the "Kyle". Residences of J. MILLER, H. BUGDEN and J. NEIL on Frshwater Road were burnt to the ground Sunday morning early, very little being saved owing to small pressure of water available. Feb. 22: It being conveyed from abandoned schooner "J.N. Rafuse", owned by T.J. MOULTON, Burgeo, to Norwegian schooner "Terrier", Capt. George HARVEY, the mate, and cook, of the schooner were drowned; also the first officer of the steamer. Feb. 23: A Galveston, Texas message reports loss of fishing schooner "Caldwell Colt" of Pensacola, on which were Jeremiah CLARK, cook, and Matthew O'BRIEN, 57 years, of Newfoundland.


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

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