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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs January 1924 Jan. 4: The customs here have received word from Robinsons that schooner "Donald [L.] Silver" is total wreck near Fishels and 4 or 5 bodies have been washed ashore. Vessel was bound from Humbermouth to Gloucester with herring. Jan. 5: Additional messages from Magistrate SCOTT and others of St. George's concerning the loss of the "Donald L. Silver" as reported yesterday show vessel was lost with all hands near Bank Harbour. The company including Capt. Joseph HACKETT numbered six, five of whose bodies have been picked up but so far not identified. Vessel was broken up and driven ashore. Jan. 8: According to Justice Department the bodies in wreck of the "Donald L. Silver" so far recovered and identified are Capt. HACKETT, R [name unclear, could be Roland] WHEELER of Bay of Islands and H.F. SEYER of Sandy Point. Jan. 10: S.S. "Portia", now at Corner Brook discharging general cargo from Halifax, reports a very severe trip from Curling to Halifax with a cargo of herring. For 24 hours the ship was enveloped by heavy seas many of which swept the decks and did considerable damage to bulwarks and deck apparatus. Jan. 12: Last night the Justice Department received a message from Magistrate CARTY of St. George's stating that body recovered at Bank Head Cove on Thursday morning was identified as Capt. J. HACKETT of the ill-fated "Donald L. Silver". Miss Minnie SHANNOW [SHANNON?], 11 years old was burnt to death in a large fire which practically totally destroyed Mrs. H. BRYANT's residence at the corner of Springdale and John Streets and damaged adjoining houses. Conflagration was caused by unfortunate victim over-turning a lighted oil heater which quickly set three-storied building in flames. The "Prospero" brings here today Capt. Jesse WINSOR under arrest from Twillingate for interference with police in Alexander Bay. Mr. MORINE will defend him. Jan. 16: Mr. John KENNEDY, fireman on S.S. "Meigle" is reported as drowned at Argentia. He had fallen into the water between the wharf and the ship on Monday midnight and all efforts to recover body have been in vain. Jan. 17: Railway manager RUSSELL states body of John KENNEDY, fireman of S.S. "Meigle" has been found at Argentia. Deceased belonged to Petty Harbour and leaves a widow and two children. Jan. 18: Mr. Charles TUFF who on motor cycle ran down and killed a little girl on Topsail Road was committed for trial on charge of manslaughter for trial on 28th instant. Jan. 19: S.S. "Sagona" which reached this port yesterday from Port aux Basques has been chartered by Dr. M.F. MOONEY and will sail probably Monday for Harbour Deep direct. Jan. 21: A message from Norris Arm states residence of Mr. Charles HAYTOR was burnt to ground on Saturday night and his three children ranging in age from 2 to 7 were victims having been caught asleep in burning building. Mrs. HAYTOR had narrow escape from death by jumping through window. She had to be conveyed to Grand Falls Hospital so severely was she burnt. Jan. 25: A message from Champneys received late yesterday states a drowning fatality occurred there when Mr. Llewelyn BATSTONE lost his life through falling through ice in pond there. Jan. 29: The trial of Charles TUFF in Supreme Court for alleged manslaughter in connection with running down four-year-old girl Mollie HUMPHRIES and instantly killing her took place yesterday. TUFF was acquitted.
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