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1894 Newspaper Look-ups
The St. John's Daily News


Fri. Aug. 10, 1894


AYRE - On Sunday morning, Margaret, infant daughter of Sarah B. and John B.AYRE.


MORRIS - TOBIN - On August 6th, at thr R. C. Cathedral, by the Rev. Father SCOTT, Thomas MORRIS to Kate TOBIN, both of this city.


MOXHAM - On July 30, at 670 Main Street, Cambridge, Mass., after a short illness, Sarah, beloved wife of Charles MOXHAM, aged 42 years, formerly of St. John's Newfoundland. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their sad loss.

FAGEN - On the 8th inst., of consumption, Mary J., beloved wife of Thomas FAGEN, aged 41 years. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their sad loss; funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence. No. 27 Duggan Street; friends and aquaintences are invited to attend without further notice. - R.I.P. - H.G. "Standard" please copy.

HORWOOD - On Wednesday night, the 8th inst., John HORWOOD, in the 75th year of his age. Funeral to-morrow morning, at half-past 10, from his late residence, Newton Cottage, Belvidere Road.

Sept. 11, 1894


The News will not be responsible for any statements of matters of fact, or for opinions contained in published letters.

Portugal Cove News Golden Ridge Farm - Reverend Walter R Smith - The Cod-Fishery

Editor of the Daily News


Perhaps a few items from this direction may not prove uninteresting to your many readers. As you are a staunch advocate of the capabilities of the soil, I shall, therefore, begin by giving a few additional facts in connection therewith.

Owing chiefly to a late spring, farming operations were considerably retarded, consequently the seed placed in the ground suffered to some extent from bad weather. However, people are doing their best to meet the approaching winter, although the crops are considerably behind the average.

The Golden Ridge Farm. This fine farm is situated about half a mile north of Windsor Lake (or, as it is commonly called, Twenty Mile Pond) and is owned by Mr. George COOK, who is a thorough farmer. It is the largest farm in this locality, and its extent is set down at 500 acres. During the late years various improvements have been made by its present occupier. By way of new erections, a comfortable mansard-roof dwelling house has taken the place of the old-style dwelling, which stood there for many years. At the rear of the building is a cellar, of no small dimensions, has been built. This cellar is so placed as to be accessible from the dwelling house without going out of doors at all, by means of a passage way, which has been found of great advantage, especially in winter. Ata short distance from the dwelling, stands a very large barn, capable of containing sixty tons of hay, stabling forty head of cattle, besides horses, pigs and poultry. Some years ago, as high as three hundred sheep were kept on the farm, but owing to dogs, this important branch of the business had to be abandoned altogether, at no small price to the farmer.

This fall Mr. COOK expects the turnip patch to yield over 250 barrels. Not a bad production at all for a season like the present. Strange as it may appear, the sale of turnips seem to be fully abreast of the sale of potatoes, especially late in the year. The crop of potatoes is estimated at 200 barrels, somewhat behind that of other years. The hay crop, also, is not up to the record. A large quantity of oats will stand patiently awaiting the approach of the mowing machine.

Within the boundary are two fine lakes, partially hemmed by forests, which form a good shelter for cattle. During the summer months, Golden Ridge Farm is visited by sportsman, pleasure seekers, and others, who receive a hearty welcome.

The writer had the pleasure of an interview with the Rev. Walter R. SMITH, "that energetic country clergyman", who not only attends to his people in a spiritual way, but also in a physical way as well, (body and soul). Mr. SMITH is (if I may use the words) a general person, and is only too happy to do all in his power for anyone, irrespective of creed, who seeks his advice or assistance. A stranger cannot help noticing how often the rev. gentleman's name is mentioned by people of the Cove, especially his valuable services in connection with the sick. Long life to Mr. SMITH, is the sincere wish of your correspondent. The fishery with hook-and-line, is poor. Trap-men have done fairly well.

        Your truly,
Portugal Cove, Sept. 8

Beautiful Quidi Vidi
        Editor of the Daily News
Dear Sir,
Is beautiful Quidi Vidi to be spoiled- Are shebeens to be tolerated in the neighborhood- Thanks to the energy of the present authorities, the road is being pushed rapidly ahead. Owing to one shebeen, trouble has already ensued; it is rumoured that another is being erected in the opposite direction. Is there not a law about uniformity in house building- Can a semi-stable, semi-slaughter-house be erected on the banks of the lake-

        Yours, etc.,
                A PASSER BY.
St. John's, Sept. 10

Fri. Sept 21, 1894


PEDDLE - SIMMONS - On the 18th inst., at the residence of Hon. D. MORISON, by Rev. WM. GRAHAM, Miss M. PEDDLE, of Harbor Grace, to Mr. J. SIMMONS, of Spaniards Bay.


MELVIN - On the 20th instant, after a lingering illness, George H. MELVIN, aged -4 years. Funeral to-morrow, Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, Covenant Square.

BERTEAU - Drowned, at Big Rapids, Humber River, on the 17th inst., Frederick H., fourth son of Francis BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate at Twillingate.

HARTERY - Last evening, after a short illness, Clara, beloved child of Thomas and Elizabeth HARTERY, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral to-morrow Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, Hoylestown.

EBSARY - Last evening, after a short illness, Sarah, beloved wife of Stephen E. EBSARY, aged 33 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, South Side; friends will please attend without furthernotice.

Tues. Sept. 25, 1894


HOLLETT - MERCER - On the 8th inst., on board the S.S. "Windsor Lake" at Grady, Labrador, by the Rev. C. W. FOLLETT, Mr. Frank Scott HOLLETT, Methodist Teacher and Lay Agent of the Hamilton Inlet Mission, to Miss Eliza Madeline MERCER, of Bay Roberts, Conception Bay.

SHEPPARD - HUSSEY - On the same date, at the same place, by the same, Mr. Nathaniel SHEPPARD, of Harbor Grace, to Miss Susanna HUSSEY, of Port de Grave. H. G. "Standard" please copy.


FOLLETT - Suddenly, at Domino, Labrador, on Friday the 7th inst., James FOLLETT, of Western Bay, Conception Bay, in his 55th year. Deceased leaves a wife, five children, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Wed. Oct. 3, 1894


LEE - On the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr. George LEE, of a daughter.

McGRORY - On the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr. David McGRORY, of a son.


STANLEY - RUBY - On September 30th, at the Methodist parsonage, Topsail, by Rev. Anthony HILL, Charley STAANLY, of St. John's West, to Maud RUBY, of Goulds, St. John's West.


DREELAN - On October 3rd, Mary Ellen, third daughter of John and Fanny DREELAN. Funeral on Friday next at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 69 Long's Hill. - Boston papers please copy.

Tues. Oct 9, 1894


PERRY - MARTIN - At Topsail Methodist Church, October 7th, by the Rev. Anthony HILL, Mr. Wm. PERRY, to Lucretia MARTIN, both of St. John's

FIELD - BAYLY - At Christ Church, Bonavista, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, by the Rev. A. E. C. BAYLY, R. D., father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. A. G. BAYLY, B. A., brother of the bride, the Rev. George FIELD, of Trinity East, to Francis Elizabeth BAYLY, of Bonavista.


GARNIER - At Halifax, N. S., on Sunday, October 7th, Constant GARNIER, Esq., aged 77 years. The deceased was an old and respected resident of Sandy Point, Bay St. George, where he carried on mercantile business for a number of years and where he was highly esteemed. he was an affectionate husband and kind father and leaves surviving him his widow and a large family.


Mon. Oct. 15, 1894


CORCORAN - On Sunday the 14th inst., the wife of James CORCORAN (printer), of a son.


BURRIDGE - On Oct. 15th, John Harold, sixth son of John and Maria BURRIDGE, aged 22 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, South Side. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.

BURKE - On Sunday, Oct. 14th, Miss Ann BURKE, aged 72 years. Her funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock, from her brother-in-laws residence, Mr. John DUNPHY, 105 Gower Street. Friends and aquaintences are respectfully requested to attend.

HINDS - On Sunday, the 14th inst., after a long and painful illness, Richard Taylor, third son of the late Thomas and Harriet HINDS, aged 37 years. Funeral to-morrow Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 353 Duckworth street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only invitation.

ADAMS - On Saturday the 13th instant, after a long and painful illness, Bridget Ryan, the beloved wife of Wm. ADAMS, aged 34 years, she leaves a husband and two children and one sister to mourn their sad loss. Funeral to-morrow Tuesday, at 3 o'clock, from her late residence, Merry-MeetingRoad.

Wed. Oct. 17, 1894


DOOLEY - On October 16th, after a tediuos illness, Harriet G., daughter of John DOOLEY, of St. Brenden's. Her funeral will take place to-morrow, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, corner of Cochrane and Water Streets. Friends ans acquaintances are most respectfully invited. - R.I.P.

PEACH - At Old Perlican, October 11th, after a short illness, borne with patient submission, Agnes C., wife of Mr. Arthur B. PEACH, and beloved daughter of William CHRISTIAN, Esq., J.P.

PYNN - On October 16, Arthur William, darling child of William and Kate PYNN, aged 3 months.

RYAN - On Tuesday, at noon, Elizabeth Florence Dunsterville, third daughter of Samueal and Bridget RYAN. Funeral to-morrow, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., from 21 Cochrane Street.

Fri. Oct. 19, 1894


McINNIS - HAYDEN - At the R. C. Cathedra, on October 17th, by the Very Rev. Father SCOTT, Mr. Michael McINNIS, of Prince Edward Island, to Miss Bridget HAYDEN, of Ferryland.


HEALEY - Last evening, of Scarlatina, Katie, the youngest daughter of Geoffrey and Ellen HEALEY, aged 13 years and 5 months. - R.I.P. Boston papers please copy.

Sun. Oct. 21, 1894


DESROCHES - REARDON - At the R. C. Cathedral on Oct. 14, by the Rev Father O'NEIL, Mr Alexander DESROCHES of St. Pierre, Miq., to Polly, second daughter of Daniel REARDON, of this city.

Thur. Oct. 25, 1894


BREWIN - On Tuesday, 23rd inst., of Scarlatina, Mary Grace (Gracie), aged 12 years and 5 months, and Wm. Leakmen (Willie), aged 6 years and 10 months, the darling little children of Mary Jane and the late Bartholomew L. BREWIN. Boston and Halifax papers please copy.

ELSON - On the 24th inst., Bridget Whish, aged 77 years, daughter of the late John ELSON, of Carbonear. Funeral from her late residence, Cochrane Street at 3 p.m. to-morrow. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.

HOOKEY - On the 24th inst., of consumption, Eli HOOKEY, aged 37 years. Funeral to-morrow, Friday, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, Carters Hill. Friends and acquaintences will please attend without further notice.

CONWAY - This morning, after a short illness, Gerald, darling child of Denis and Anne CONWAY, aged 6 years and two months. Funeral on Friday from 11 William Street. Montreal and Boston papers please copy.

BAILEY - Last evening, after a lingering illness, Johanna BAILEY, relict of the late George Henry SMITH, in the 85th year of her age, a native of New Ross, County Waxford, Ireland. Funeral to-morrow, Friday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, 50 Colonial Street. May her soul rest in peace.

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