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The St. John's Daily News


Sat. Jan. 5, 1900


SEARLE - Yesterday morning, Deriah, wife of Jas. SEARLE, aged 81 years. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, St. Mary's lane, Southside; friends will please attend without further notice.

ROBERTS - On Jan. 3rd, after a short illness, William Henry ROBERTS. Funeral to-day (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, 42 Belvedere Street; friends and acquaintances are requested to accept this the only intimation.

PARRELL - Suddenly, on the 4th inst., of heart failure, Patrick PARRELL, aged 62 years, leaving a wife, 5 sons, a daughter and 2 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence 388 Water Street. - R.I.P.

RENDELL - Yesterday afternoon, Charles Thomas Rumsey, beloved son of C. R. and Susie RENDELL, aged 9 weeks. "Safe in the arms of Jesus".

Fri. Jan. 11, 1901


KING -On Dec 29th, after a tedious illness of consumption, borne with patient resignation, Edward KING, of Upper Small Point, Bay de-Verde, in the 53rd year of his age, leaving a wife, six sons and two daughters to mourn their sad loss. American papers please copy.


The marriage of Mr. W. H. RENNIE, to Miss Mollie GRAHAM, took place at Jamaica, West Indies yesterday. Flags were flying in various places in honor of the event.


MOORE - ROSS - The marriage of the above named couple took place at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon at the C. of E. Cathedral. Miss Lilla M. MOORE, daughter of James P. MOORE, of "Torr." Cottage, was united to Mr. Hugh M. ROSS, of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. G. HOUSEMAN. The bride, who was attired in a very pretty traveling costume, was given away by her brother, Mr. Lorenzo B.

MOORE, and was assisted by Miss Ethel SLEATER. The groom was supported by Mr. B. C. BREHM. After the ceremony the party drove to the residence of the brides parents, and having partaken of the festivities of the occasion, the happy couple left by rail for Hr. Grace where they will spend their honeymoon.

Sun. Jan. 13, 1901


FAGAN - This morning, after a long and tedious illness, Catherine, relict of the late Peter FAGAN, aged 82 years. Funeral on Monday, at 2:30 p.m., from her son-in-laws residence, Samuel JOY, "Joys Place". Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.


SHEBEEN RAIDED Last week at Harbor Grace, a man named SHEEHAN was prosecuted by Constable WHITE for keeping a Shebeen, and Judge PENNY fined him $100. It appears that when the Constable entered his house, some of Harbor Grace's high-toned citizens were "liquoring up" and rather than appear in court, SHEEHAN was summoned, pleaded guilty, was fined accordingly, and paid the money. The town is a prohibition district, yet there are not a few of these houses there.

Tues. Jan. 15, 1901


RANDELL - At the church School, Trinity, Lydia, beloved wife of R. J. RANDELL, (C. of E. Teacher), aged 27 years.

KENNEDY -On the 14th inst., Mrs. KENNEDY, aged 89 years. Funeral on Wednesday next, at 2:30 p.m., from her daughters residence, 81 Freshwater Road. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

SWANSON - Passed gracefully away on Sunday morning at 2:30, Charles Frederick SWANSON, aged 43 years, a native of Guttenburg, Sweden, at his residence 68 Alexander Street. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15th. Friends please accept this the only intimation. Boston papers please copy.

Sat. Jan. 19, 1901


O'NIEL - At Harbor Grace on Dec. 30th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. J. O'NIEL.


(I think there was an error in the printing of this marriage because of the date specified, I think it should be Jan.)

WHITE - POOLE - June 11th, at the West End Parsonage, by the Rev. Samuel J. RUSSELL, Malcolm McDonald WHITE to Minnie POOLE, both of St. John's.


HARDING - On the 16th inst., at his residence, Topsail, Esau HARDING aged 65 years, leaving a wife, one son and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. Funeral to-day Saturday.

"Though sad we mark the closing eye,
       Of him we loved in days gone by,
     Yet, sweet in death his latest song,
    We'll meet again, 'twill not be long."

Tues. Jan. 22, 1901


PENNEY - DIAMOND - At the Parsonage Gower St., on the 21st inst., by the Rev. H. P. COPPERWAITE, Mr. Lorenzo PENNEY to Miss Lizzie DIAMOND, both of this city.

NICHOLL - WORRALL - On Sunday the 20th inst., at St. Mary's Church, by the Rev. G. H. BOLT, M.A., George NICHOLL to Marion Leigh, eldest daughter of Mr. James WORRALL.


DUNN - At East Cambridge, on the 20th inst., after a long and painful illness, John, son of the late Robert DUNN, aged 39 years; leaving a wife and 6 children to mourn their loss.


The following particulars concerning the death of Moses KING, referred to in our dispatch last week are taken from the Halifax "Herald": "Moses KING, aged 44, laborer, met with a fatal accident on the steamer "Lindesfarne" in the Dry Dock Monday. The deceased resided at 4 Stairs Street. At the time he met with the accident, he was painting and scraping tank tops. He called to a boy to work the winch as he wanted a basket of debris removed from the hold of the steamer. The basket caught in a beam across the hatch, displacing it, and causing it to fall, and strike Mr. KING on the head. Mr. KING was picked up unconscious, and a doctor summoned, but he never regained consciousness, dying during the night."

Mon. Feb. 4, 1901


FATAL ACCIDENT We learn from Old Perlican that a young man, named Hayward BURSEY, of that place, met with a fatal accident one day last week. He was shooting and fell over a cliff. Being alone he was not missed until late, when a search party went out. His dog was found next day where he had fallen over and the body was discovered in the sea under the cliff.

Tues. Feb. 5, 1901


FARRELL - At Ferryland, on the 31st ult., a son to Patrick and Mrs. FARRELL.


DOWLAND - WISEMAN - On the 22nd ult., at St. Joseph's Church, Lynn, Mass., by the Rev. Fr. HARRINGTON, Mr. W. A. DOWLAND, of Providence, R. I., to Miss Annie WISEMAN, of Newfoundland.


CRAMM - On the 2nd inst., at Old Perlican, George CRAMM, aged 82 years.

MILLS - On the 2nd inst., at the Lunatic Asylum, Thomas MILLS, a resident of Petty Harbor, aged 72 years.



Carbonear, yesterday evening. Sergeant J. SQUIRES left here this afternoon for the seat of war in South Africa. Although leaving unexpectedly, he was given a royal send off. A large number of citizens, with brass band, accompanied him to the station, where he made an impressive speech, thanking the citizens for their appreciation of his services. Rev. H. C. HACKETT and M. J. HAWKER, Esq., also made short addresses. As the train moved out the band played "Rule Britannia", and cheers rent the air. This loyal old town wishes SQUIRES God-speed in going again to the front to fight for our new King and Empire.

Wed. Feb. 6, 1901


GREEN - BUTLER - At the Methodist Parsonage, Cochrane Street, on the 31st ult., by Rev. Jas. PINCOCK, Miss Emma BUTLER to Mr. Wm. J. GREEN, both of St. John's.


MOORE - Yesterday, at his late residence, 34 Cook's Street. Henry MOORE, aged 70 years. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.


OBITUARY: - Henry F. MOORE At the advanced age of 70 years, and after a protracted illness, there passed away, yesterday, at the residence of his daughter (Mrs. A. SOPER), a well-known and much respected man in the city, in the person of Mr. Henry MOORE. He was a native of Carbonear, and for twenty-two years carried on a successful business at St. Anthony, French Shore. During the past twelve years he has been living in the city, and his business at that place has been carried on by his sons, Joseph and Frederick. In Methodist circles he will be profoundly missed, as he always evinced an active interest in the extension and welfare of the Church. Besides the above mentioned, three other children survive him, John, Henry, and Richard. The "News" joins with relatives and friends in expressions of sympathy.

OBITUARY: - Mrs. John VEITCH On Saturday last, there passed peacefully away at Holyrood, Mrs. Elizabeth VEITCH, at the advanced age of 107 years. Of her it may be truly said she was one of the old stock. She leaves one sister, Mrs. James WALL, now 95 years of age. Deceased lady was the mother of Rev. Wm. VEITCH, P. P., Conception Harbor, John and George VEITCH of Holyrood. Although so old Mrs. VEITCH retained her faculties to the last. Among others who visited the old lady during the past summer were His Excellency the Governor and Lady McCALLUM, who were surprised at her remarkably old age, and unclouded mental faculties. Many mourn the departed, remembering her acts of kindness and true charity during a long and eventful life. To the relatives and friends the "News" extends its sympathy.

Thur. Feb. 7, 1901


TWO MEN DROWNED: An evening contemporary records a sad drowning accident which occurred at Placentia Bay on Monday, when two men, father and son lost their lives. The unfortunate victims were John and Edward CLARKE. They were on the way to St. John's from Baine Harbor when their boat must have turned over, it is thought in a squall. The men not arriving when expected, a search party went out and found their boat at Mouse Island, but no sign of late occupants. Upon using hooks, the bodies of the men were drawn from the water nearby, both being considerably bruised. Edward CLARKE was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and family, his father was 75 years old. Much sympathy is felt for the unfortunate men.

Fri. Feb. 8, 1901


MORRIS - At Trinity, on the 6th inst., Francis Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel and the late Harriett MORRIS, aged 22 years.

KENT - On Feb. 6th, Annie O'NIEL, beloved wife of Edward KENT, aged 24 years, leaving a father, mother, and brother to mourn their sad loss. Funeral to-day (Friday), at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence John Place. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.

SHEEHAN - Yesterday, after a short illness, Annistatia, relict of the late Terrance SHEEHAN, aged 71 years, a native of County Kilkenney, Ireland. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, Hayward's Avenue. - R.I.P.


LOST OVERBOARD: The barqt. John S. BENNETT, Captain McKAY, which sailed from C. W. H. TESSIER's on December 17th, with fish, arrived at Pernambuco on January 18th, after a passage of 31 days. On the voyage down, one of the crew, Harold SAUNDERS, son of the mate, was washed overboard and lost. Young SAUNDERS was an ambitious lad and was well known here.

Tues. Feb. 12, 1901


DOYLE - NORRIS - On the 10th inst., at the R. C. Cathedral, by Rev. Mgr. SCOTT, Mr. John DOYLE (shoemaker) to Miss Annie NORRIS of Witless Bay.


SMITH - At Channel, on the 9th inst., at 11 a.m., after a long and painful illness, Rev. F. J. R. SMITH, aged 30 years.

PARSONS - On the 10th inst., at 10:50 p.m., Isabel, beloved wife of S. H. PARSONS, aged 56 years. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, corner of Water and Prescott Streets; friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice.

LINDSAY - On the 10th inst., of Bronchitis, Walter Eugene, darling child of George and Sarah LINDSAY, aged 3 years and 5 months. Funeral from 58 Springdale Street at 2:30 p.m. to-day.

BYRNE -On the 10th inst., after a long and painful illness, Mary Magee, wife of Michael BYRNE (cooper), aged 60 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 3 p.m., when friends are respectfully invited to attend.

BROWN - On the 10th inst., George BROWN, aged 84 years, leaving 2 sons and 1 daughter to mourn their sad loss. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 2:30 p.m., from 36 Wickford Street; friends will please accept this the only intimation.

DEARIN - On the 10th inst., after a short illness, Mebalah Jane, darling child of Azariah and Annie DEARIN, aged 8 years. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 2:30 p.m., from temperance Street, Hoylestown.

CHAFE - Feb. 11th, after a long and tedious illness, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, beloved wife of Joseph CHAFE, aged 67 years, leaving 3 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2:30 p.m., from her sons residence 25 Fields Street; friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

GRANT - Feb. 5th at Lawn, of Whooping Cough, Mary F., darling little babe of Mr. and Mrs. M. GRANT, aged 5 months and 22 days.

"Empty is the cradle, baby dear is gone,
        O'er the silvery waters she has flown,
Gone to join the Angels, peaceful ever more,
        Empty is the cradle, baby dear is gone.

Little darling you have left us,
        O, our pain, no tongue can tell,
But again we shall rejoice,
        For you with Jesus now do dwell.

How close she nestled to our breast,
        How lovingly we held our care,
How soon we learned the bitter lesson,
        That Death had seized us of our dear."

Wed. Feb. 13, 1901


GREEN - On the 12th inst., Ronald, youngest child of Tom and Lucy GREEN, aged 13 years.


SUPREME COURT - Yesterday "Glenwood Lumber Co. Ltd - pltf. vs. G. L. PHILIPS - deft." Evidence in this case was heard yesterday. Thomas LONG, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Mines was examined for the plaintiff, and George TURNER, chief clerk Crown lands office. A. MEWS, Deputy Colonial Secretary, James P. HOWLEY, Geological Surveyor, J. A. ROBINSON, Ex-Colonial Secretary, and Thomas C. DUDER, Ex-Minister of Agriculture and Mines, for defendant. Closing arguments are to be heard today at 3 p.m. The plaintiff seeks to have set aside or given to him, two lumber licenses now held by defendant, over land upon which the plaintiff cut logs in the autumn of 1898 and winter of 1899, for which logs he has sued in another action by defendant, who obtained judgement. If successful in the present matter, plaintiff would have judgement against him set aside in the other action. Defendant maintains the validity of his own grant, and also has no good claim for the land in question. The points of law involved are of widespread interest. They have been argued and the Court decided to hear the evidence, and argument on the facts elicited; before giving judgement. The plaintiff, since action brought, has sold all of his property to Lewis Miller & Co., who intervene in this action to obtain the land in question if the decision should go against the defendant. Winter, K. C. for Lewis Miller & Co., intervener, Morine, K.C. (Gibbs with him) for defendant.

GIVES SATISFACTION Seafaring men speak well of the new fog alarm system at Fort Amherst which was introduced here by Mr. R. WHITE of the Light House Department. They say the firing of the gun cotton is a decided improvement on the old gun. Mr. SHEPPARD also falls in for a full med of praise and all wish him long life to enjoy his position. It is hoped that before long, the same system will be used at all light-houses on the coast.


Edward J. HOPKINS, who was organist and musical director at the Temple church London from 1848 to 1898, died on the 5th inst.

Mrs. M. MULLALY of Queen's Road, who was so seriously ill, has improved considerably, and will, it is hoped, be well again in a few days.

A. F. GOODRIDGE, Esq., leaves for England shortly accompanied by his son Willie, who will finish his education in one of the colleges there.

P. MURPHY, the Southern Shore mail man arrived last night, and reports the roads in a frightful condition, almost impassable. Several bridges have been carried away by the recent rain flows.

The appointment of Sergeant O'BRIEN to Inspector of Explosives is a step in the right direction, as in many places ignitable materials are stored in large quantities. It is stated that when the "Sivia" was on fire, three casks of gasoline, and a large quantity of kerosine oil was on the wharf, and if the fire reached it, the whole city would have been endangered. It is argued that explosives or inflammable stuffs of all kinds landed from steamers, should be conveyed to the oil house or magazine immediately.

Mon. Feb. 18, 1901


TROWBRIDGE - GREENING - On the 15th inst., at the Methodist Parsonage, Cochrane Street, by Rev. J. PINCOCK, Frederick B. TROWBRIDGE, engineer, to Louise GREENING, both of this city.


CONNOLLY - Yesterday, the 17th inst., Michael Francis, beloved son of Michael and Agnes CONNOLLY, aged 19 years and 5 months. Funeral will take place Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, 106 Military Road. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

PHELAN - On Saturday evening, after a short illness, John J. PHELAN, eldest son of Johanna and the late James PHELAN, aged 28 years. Funeral to-day, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 174 Duckworth Street. Friends and acquaintances will kindly attend. New York papers please copy.


OBITUARY: J. J. PHELAN With regret, we chronicle this morning the death of Mr John J. PHELAN of Duckworth Street after a long illness. Five years ago Jack went to New York and readily found a renunerative position, which he held until last summer, when that dread disease consumption, obliged him to return to his native land to die. Since September last, he has been slowly pining away, despite the efforts of the best local medical aid, and on Saturday night the summons came, though not unexpectedly, to his relatives and friends.

M. F. CONNOLLY Death has again visited the home of Mr. Michael CONNOLLY, butcher, and taken one of its brightest members, Michael, who passed peacefully away yesterday. "Mike", as he was called by his companions, was educated at St. Bonaventure College, where with teacher and scholar alike, he won esteem for his industry, ability and exemplary conduct, and many will be sorry to learn of his demise. To the relatives and friends of both young men, the "News" extends sympathy.


Houses, of low repute, are again making their appearance, many bright lads, of tender years, being enticed there nightly. Last fall a raid was made on these houses, many convictions taking place, and for a time the nuisance was discontinued. It would be well if the authorities again took the matter at hand.

Sun. Mar.3, 1901


DUFFET - On February 19th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DUFFET.


BAMBRICK - On the 28th ult., after a short illness, David BAMBRICK, aged 26 years, leaving a widowed mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral to-day, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 228 Water Street West; friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.

FORRISTALL - Yesterday morning after a long and painful illness. Mr. Gregory FORRISTALL, aged 83 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 47 Long's Hill; friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.

ROBERTS - Yesterday at 6:10 a.m., Samuel S. ROBERTS, aged 64 years, a native of Brigus, leaving a wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn the loss of a kind father and loving husband. Funeral on Sunday from his late residence, Pope Street.

"Thou art gone, but not forgotten,
        Ever shall we think of thee,
And we will always look to meet thee,
        In the home beyond the sea."

PARROTT - On Feb. 28th, Frederick Herbert Roberts, aged 7 months, darling child of Samuel and Agnes PARROTT. "Suffer little children to come unto me."

Fri. Apr.5, 1901


CALDWELL - On the 30th ult., at New Harbor, the wife of the Rev. E. K. H. CALDWELL, of a son.

SHEARS - At the Parsonage, on March 24th, the wife of J. R. SHEARS, C. E. Teacher, Little Bay, of a son.


THORNTON - Suddenly, on March 28, at 3 Rottenburg Street, Halifax, Ellen J., beloved wife of Timothy J. THORNTON, leaving a husband, two sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.

KEEPING - At Charlottetown, P. E. I., on 28th March, Captain Minter S. KEEPING, aged 35 years, a native of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland, leaving a wife and 3 children.

WHITELEY - On 2nd April, Edward Hugh, aged 14 months, son of James H. and Kate WHITELEY.


OBITUARY: Amongst the death notices this morning will be found that of Capt. Mintor S. KEEPING, which occurred at Charlottetown on the 28th ult. after a protracted illness. Capt. KEEPING left the colony about fifteen years ago and has since made his home in P. E. I.. By industry and integrity, he won his way up in the world, and became possessed of a good share of property so that his family have been left in comfortable circumstances. Capt. KEEPING sailed between ports in P. E. I. and those of the United States and West Indies, principally in the produce trade. He was deservedly popular amongst a large circle of acquaintances and friends. Messr, B. KEEPING of the telephone service, and H. KEEPING of this city, are brothers of the deceased.

NEW BISHOP OF ST. JOHN The right Rev. Timothy CASEY was, last Friday, enthroned as Bishop of St. John in succession to the late Bishop SWEENEY, During the service Bishop CASEY, in cape and mitre of gold and carrying the Papal Bulls of appointment, proceeded to the alter attended by Archbishop BRUCHESI of Montreal, and Bishop BLAIS of Rimouski. Having kissed the alter, Bishop CASEY was escorted to the throne and while the choir of priests sang the glad "Te Deum", each priest knelt, and kissed the Bishop's ring, thus pledged fealty and reverence to the new head of St. John Diocese. His Lordship then ascended the pulpit, this being a tacit assumption of the position of Bishop of St. John.

Thur. Apr. 18, 1901


POWER - On the 17th, Mrs. Mary POWER, aged 95 years. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m., from her later residence Mrs. ROSITER's 35 Wickford Street.

WARREN - Yesterday morning, at her residence, No. 67 Cochrane Street, Jessie S. WARREN, widow of the late William H. WARREN, and daughter of the Rev. J. C. HARVEY, D. D. Funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m.


DIED ON TRAIN: Mrs. MORIARITY, of Harbor Grace, was being brought to town to enter the General Hospital, as she was suffering from dropsy. Dr. STRAPP, of that place was accompanying her. When boarding the train, the woman was very weak, and on the journey she gradually became worse. While at Topsail, she was overtaken with a sever hemorrhage and though Dr. STRAPP, and Rev. Fr. VEIGTCH, who was on the train, did all in their power to sustain the vital spark. It was without avail and death came peacefully. The body was brought to the city, a coffin prepared at CORNEIL's, and the remains enclosed at the station, and sent over to her home by 5 p.m., train for internment. To her relatives and friends, the late Mrs. MORIARITY's sudden demise will be a severe blow, and the "News" extends sympathy to them.

Wed. July 3, 1901


FURNEAUX - At Rose Blanche, on 27th June, Mary Ann, wife of the late John FURNEAUX of Dorset, England, aged 70 years. FINCH - There passed peacefully away, on the 2nd inst., at the Lunatic Asylum, Minnie, eldest daughter of George and Margaret FINCH, aged 23 years. Funeral to-day at 2:30 p.m., from her fathers residence, Hamilton Avenue; friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. - R.I.P. Boston and London papers please copy.


OBITUARY: On the 27th ult., there passed peacefully away at Rose Blanche, Mrs. John FURNEAUX, aged 70 years. Mrs. FURNEAUX had been ill and a constant sufferer for more than four years with cancerous growth in the region of her heart. In all her illness and suffering, her life was a marvel of gentleness and Christian resignation, and although confined to her bed ever since last November, was seldom, if ever, known to murmur. Mrs. FURNEAUX was one of the landmarks of the West Coast, and her home was the home of many a visitor who happened at Rose Blanche. Her son, Richard J. P., and one daughter, Mrs. Dr. WEEKS, reside at Rose Blanche, while two other daughters, Mrs. Dr. MALCOLM and Mrs. A. STONE, reside at Fogo. To the surviving relatives, the "News" extends sincere sympathy in the hour of their trial.


The funeral of little Eric ANDERSON takes place from Mrs. KELLIGREW's, Cochrane Street, at 2:30 this afternoon. The staff and pupils of Bishop Field College will attend in body.

Thur. July 4, 1901


MR. HADDON's DEATH: At his residence on Monkstown Road yesterday morning, an old and highly esteemed citizen passed over into the great beyond, and the many friends of John HADDON will see him no more in the flesh. Early in the morning, Mr. HADDON complained of illness, but secured temporary relief and went to breakfast as usual. The meal half finished, he was again attacked with violent pain near the heart, and though medical aid was promptly secured, the end came shortly after. He was out on Tuesday and though apparently in good health, had for some time been expecting the summons. A week ago being complimented upon his hearty condition, he replied. "Oh yes, I am very well, but the end must be drawing near," and so it proved. Mr. HADDON was a man of genial disposition, and unswerving integrity; possessed of much more than ordinary intelligence, and having a vast fund of general practical information, which was used to advantage. He was a deeply religious man, and prominent member of the Congregational Church, by which denomination he will be much missed. John HADDON was born at Harpenden, England, March 27th 1823. About 58 years ago, he came to Newfoundland with his father, who was sent out by the British Government to superintend the erection of Government house. Afterwards, he became a teacher under the C. C. S. S., his first school being at Mortier bay, near Burin. He subsequently taught at Harbor Buffet, Bonavista, and still later in Bishop Field College, then Church of England Academy. He was the first Inspector of Protestant Schools appointed, a position retained until the denominational separation took place, when he pensioned, retiring from active service. In 1845, Mr. HADDON married Miss COLLETT, of Harbor Buffet, and 7 out of 10 children survive him; of these, Mrs. T. C. DUDER and two sons reside in this city, Mrs. J. C. WATERMAN in Change Islands, and Mrs. F. GEAR and one son in the United States. To the family, who mourn a loving husband and father, the "News" extends sympathy.

Mon. July 22, 1901


ELLIS - CALLANAN - On 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, Water St. West, by Very Rev. Dean RYAN. Chas. ELLIS to Bessie, youngest daughter of the late Jas. J. CALLANAN.


CORCORAN - At Cambridge, Mass. July 6th, Patrick J., aged 19, beloved son of William and Elizabeth CORCORAN. Funeral took place from his late residence, 585 Franklin Street, Tuesday July 9th at 8 a.m. High mass of requiem at St. Paul's Church at 9 o'clock. A native of St. John's Newfoundland.


STREET CAR ACCIDENT At 2:40 p.m. yesterday, when the street car on the Western circuit was passing near Steer's Cove, a serious accident was barely averted by the watchfulness of those in charge. A lad named TWEEN, aged five years, was in the act of crossing the street when he was hit by the car and knocked down. The motorman quickly stopped the car and not a second too soon. As the child was underneath when it was brought to a standstill. The lad was taken to his home much frightened, but beyond a few slight bruises, was not hurt. Repeated warnings should make parents more careful, and in view of the number of children allowed to play about the streets, the wonder is that so few fatalities occur.

AVONDALE PICNIC A large and pretty gathering of children with flags, assembled at Avondale School Tuesday the 18th to celebrate their picnic, which took place on the church grounds. Flags were flying on honor of the occasion. Although the morning looked dull and cold, still nothing daunted the teacher Miss P. CORBETT, and young ladies of the place decided to hold it. The day turned out to be very fine and everything proved most successful. At 12 p.m., dinner was served, two hundred children doing ample justice to the good things provided. After that, they all marched in order to the playgrounds, where a series of exercises were gone through, which merits well for the teacher and pupils. Everyone who attended to witness the affair was pleased with the days enjoyment, as loud cheers were given for the Rev. Father O'DONNELL, Rev. W. VEITCH, teachers and people by the children; also many thanks to Mr. S. G. FORBES, our telegraph agent, for sending candy to the little ones, to help make the thing a success.

LAST NIGHTS WEDDING The wedding of the most popular young couple was solemnized at the residence of the brides mother, Mrs. J. J. CALLANAN, Water St. West, last evening; when Mr. Charles ELLIS and Miss Bessie CALLANAN were made man and wife by the Very Rev. Dean RYAN. The bride was attended by Misses HAYES and ELLIS, and the groom by Messrs. W. LINGEGAR and W. COLLINS. Following the marriage, the party partook of refreshments, and shortly afterwards left for Forest Pond where the honeymoon will be spent. Mr. ELLIS is popular in cricket and football circles, is secretary of the West End Club, and generally esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. Mrs. ELLIS is daughter of the late James J. CALLANAN, for years connected with prominently with Legislative and Municipal concerns, being a member of both; and this large number of valuable presents received by the newly wedded pair, bore eloquent testimony to the high esteem in which both are held. The "News" extends heartiest congratulations, wishing continual happiness to Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS.

Tues. July 30, 1901


BARRINGTON - On July 3rd, at Brooklyn, N.Y., Hannah, relict of Edward BARRINGTON, a native of St. John's.


WEDDING BELLS A very pretty wedding took place at Newtown, B. B. on the 19th inst., the contrasting parties been Miss Elfrida J. BARBOUR, daughter of the late Captain Joseph BARBOUR, and the Rev. George BURRY, Methodist Minister. The marriage ceremony was performed by the rev. John E. PETERS, B. A., assisted by the Rev. Charles LENCH. The bride was very tastefully attired in white silk with bridal veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by little Miss BARBOUR as maid of honor. Her bridesmaids looked charming in white organdie, and picture hats, while the floral decorations of the church and the large audience which had assembled to witness the> ceremony, all tended to make the occasion one long to be remembered in the quiet community. Mr. Baxter BARBOUR, brother of the bride, acted as groom's best man, and Miss Allie KEAN of Brookfield presided at the organ and rendered "the wedding march" in good style. Captain Alphaeus BARBOUR conducted all the arrangements, pertaining to invitations, etc., and left nothing undone to make the occasion one of supreme enjoyment to the visitors, who out of respect for the young and popular couple had come from far and near. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and useful presents, showing the esteem in which she is held by her many friends. The Rev. George and Mrs. BURRY contemplate leaving for Boston in a few weeks, but anticipate returning to the work of the Newfoundland ministry in due course. Their many friends unite in wishing them a very happy voyage through life.

Sat. Aug. 17, 1901


ATTEMPTED SUICIDE The residents of Long's Hill became somewhat alarmed yesterday morning when the report was circulated that R. CRIMP, who resides there, had cut his throat. The unfortunate man had been acting strangely for the past few days, but nothing of a serious termination was expected. At breakfast hour, in the absence of his wife, he took a bread-knife off the table and went to his room, and before any person was aware of his suicidal intentions, he inflicted a nasty cut in the throat. After he had discovered the seriousness of his rash act, he cried out to his wife, who quickly responded, and was horrified at the sight that met her gaze. She immediately gave the alarm, and one of the residents hurried for a doctor, and within a few minutes, Dr. SCULLY was on the scene. The Doctor did all possible to alleviate the man's sufferings and put several stitches in the wound. CRIMP had by this time come to his full reason, immediately realized what he had done, and gave, as a reason, that a case of gods, which had come under his care, while in the capacity of tally-man at Bowring Bros. had been mislaid, and he held himself accountable for the missing package, though the firm had exonerated him from all blame. The unfortunate man was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, and, at a late hour last night, was doing fairly well.


Mr. and Mrs. GEO. SHEA will likely return from England by the Siberian next trip.

Dr. McDONALD, of Brigus, returned with his bride from Nova Scotia by Thursday's train.

Mr. T. J. MURPHY, M. H. A., and his bride returned home by the Bruce train on Thursday.

Mr. J. T. HISCOCK, Anglican school teacher at Herring Neck is in town on a short holiday. He returns by to-morrows train.


The news of the Labrador fishery brought up by the Leopard last trip is much better than that received for some weeks. Blanc Sablon and Lance au Loup report fish more plentiful than at any time this season. At Battle harbor, the men are doing well with traps. The other places along the coast report good catches daily. The S. S. Diana left for Cape Chidley on Wednesday. Captain WHITELY is also doing well at Bonne Esperance.

Sun. Sept. 1, 1901


GREENE - HENNEBURY - On Wednesday evening, at the Bishop's Oratory, by Rev. J. M. WHITE, Mr. M. J. GREENE to Miss M., youngest daughter of T. HENNEBURY, Esq., of Freshwater.


HALL - Yesterday morning, James Gordon, youngest son of Wm. and Mary Ann HALL, aged 1 year, and 2 months. Funeral to-day from his late residence, Major's Path.


Another drowning accident occurred near Placentia on Wednesday evening, the victim being a young man named James HENDRICK. The unfortunate, with three others, was returning from Cape St. Mary's fishing grounds when one of tiller ropes broke and knocked HENDRICK; who was steering, overboard. A boat was launched and was almost in reach of the struggling man when he sank from sight. He was 28 years of age, and the only support of a widowed mother.

Thurs. Sept. 6, 1901


MOONEY - EARLE - At the Congregational Church last night, by the Rev. J. THACKERAY, Eugene MOONEY, of Montreal, to Isabella EARLE, of this city.


BISHOP - Yesterday afternoon, Elizabeth, widow of the late George. BISHOP, Stipendiary Magistrate, of Burin, aged 70 years. Will be interred at Burin.

FITZGERALD - Passed peacefully away at 10 p.m., last night, after a short illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Devine Will, Michael Thomas FITZGERALD, a native of Fogo, son of the late Nicholas and Ellen FITZGERALD, leaving one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral from his late residence, 6-74 Water St..


FROM FERRYLAND A Diphtheria outbreak has occurred here in two houses, and one death has already resulted. Dr. McCULLOCH, who was sent for, has arrived and is working hard to prevent the disease from spreading. The fishery in this vicinity has not been a very good one, but the crops have turned out splendidly and a rich harvest will be reaped.

WEDDING BELLS At 7:30 last night the Congregational Church was the scene of a pretty wedding, the contracting parties being Mr. Eugene MOONEY , of Montreal, and Miss Isabella EARLE, daughter of the late Henry EARLE. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. THACKERAY, and the bride was given away by Mr. W. P. BOYLE. The bridesmaids were Misses M. CHURCHILL and J. DOWDEN, and the groom was assisted by Messrs. J. VALENTINE and F. SCORE. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the residence of Mr. ROYLE, Barnes road, where supper was partaken of. The happy couple leave for their future home in Montreal by Bruce's train this evening. The "News" extends facilitations.

OBITUARY: We regretfully announce the death of Mrs. George BISHOP, of Burin, which occurred at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. W. F. HORWOOD yesterday afternoon. Mrs. BISHOP has been ill for some time past, and came to this city with her daughter just a week ago, where it was hoped expert medical treatment and skilled nursing would assist in her recovery. Unfortunately, it has been otherwise ordained, and the end came, as stated. The deceased lady was widow of the late George BISHOP, Esq., J. P. of Burin, and mother of Hon. R. K. BISHOP, Mrs. G. S. MILLIGAN, and Mrs. W. F. HORWOOD of this city. The body will be taken home to Burin for internment, and will be accompanied by Hon. Mr. BISHOP, Messrs. MILLIGAN, HORWOOD and other relatives, who leave by this mornings train. To the relatives and friends of the deceased, the "News" tenders it's sympathy.

        The long waited for tariff cards for the city hacks have at least been issued, and 
Chief of Police LEGGAULT is now giving them out. There is practically no change in the tariff, but
the card gives details which hitherto the public did not understand, and the result was that cabmen
often overcharged.

When the drive exceeds half an hour, hour rates to be charged; fractions of any hours for
any drive exceeding one hour, shall be charged at pro rate hour rates as above established for
drives by the hour.

For drives between midnight and four o'clock in the morning, fifty percent shall be
added to the tariff rates above established.

The tariff, by time, shall apply to all drives extending beyond the city limits, provided
the engagement be made within the limits.

Children under 5 years of age, and sitting with their parents or guardians lap will be
admitted free of charge, and shall not be held as being included in the word "persons" in the
said tariff.

The word "drive", wherever it occurs in the said tariff, shall be held to admit
stoppages within the time fixed for said drives.

For each trunk carried in any such vehicle, 10 cents.

No charge shall be made for traveling bags, valises, boxes, or parcels, which passengers
can carry by the hand.

The tariff is as follows;

By the drive - One horse vehicles - Time allowed, fifteen minutes - For 1 or 2 persons,
25 cents; for 3 or 4 persons, 40 cents. Time allowed, thirty minutes - 1 or 2 persons, 40 cents;
for 3 or 4 persons, 60 cents.

By time - For the first hour - For 1 or 2 persons, 75 cents; for 3 or 4 persons, $1.00.
For every subsequent hour - For 1 or 2 persons, 60 cents: for 3 or 4 persons, 75 cents.

By the drive - two horse vehicles - Time allowed, fifteen minutes - For 1 or 2 persons,
50 cents; for 3 or 4 persons, 65 cents. Time allowed, thirty minutes - For 1 or 2 persons,
65 cents; for 3 or 4 persons, 75 cents.

By time - For 1 or 2 persons, $1.00; for 3 or 4 persons, $1.25.


Mr. Michael FITZGERALD, Water Street, died at his residence last night, after a tedious illness. Deceased was a native of Fogo and came from one of the oldest families in Newfoundland. He is unmarried and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn him.

A domestic quarrel on Goodview St. last night caused a lot of excitement among the residences there. A fellow who was the cause of the trouble lately returned from Sydney and wanted to wipe out the whole locality, but two police officers put a stop to the proceedings and arrested him.

The funeral of the late Rev. Moses HARVEY takes place this afternoon at 3 p.m., from Devon Row.

Thur. Sept. 19, 1901


HERO AT HOME Return of Sergeant John T. RANDELL to Trinity On Friday, the 13th inst., our soldier hero of South Africa arrived at Trinity by the S. S. Ethie, which was bedecked gaily with bunting previous to her arrival. This was a signal that Jack was on board, then his friends and admirers here hoisted their flags, and mustered on the public wharf; an immense crowd awaited the ship, and when the khaki hero who was in full uniform was seen upon the bridge, he was greatly admired, particularly by the ladies, who were in full force. When the ship was moored, the Magistrate who was also a passenger, proposed three cheers for Sergeant RANDELL "our hero from South Africa," this was responded to most loyally, he was bidden a hearty welcome home. On his landing, he had a good time with his many old friends, and then left for his home in Ship Cove. On his arrival there, he was receive with a fusillade of guns and general rejoicing. Sergeant Jack tells of his many merciful escapes from death during the fourteen months of active service, seven months with the Second Contingent Canadian Mounted Artillery, and the other seven months with scouts. The favours extended to him by all he met after leaving Cape Town, on his way to England and there, his arrival in Canada and at St. John's, he feels that he did his duty to the Empire, which no doubt he did. It is rumored that on arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at St. John's, that Sergeant RANDELL will be presented to H. R. H., for the purpose of receding his war medal which has, so far, been withheld so as to add greater interest to the function of his native land.

FAILED AT BABY'S STUNT: W. S. KING, a blacksmith, living at Merville, near Ohio, was playing baby and dislocated his hip. He was watching his little child put his great toe in his mouth, and the ease with which the youngster did the trick astonished the father, who became so interested that he put away his tools, and, sitting down on the floor of the shop, took off his shoes and tried the stunt. He found his joints rather stiff for such fun, but at length, with a tremendous effort, he triumphantly seized his big toe with his teeth, and just then his hip slipped out of joint. The doctor was called and matters adjusted, but he will miss a few weeks of work. While the limb was being put back to its place, the baby continued placidly to suck its toe.

Tues. Sept. 24, 1901


SMITH - On the 22nd inst., a son to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. SMITH Jr., blacksmith.

BENNETT - At Fort Townshend, on the 22nd inst., a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John BENNETT.


COLLIER - On Friday evening at North Sydney, on his way home from Boston, James C. COLLIER, aged 26 years, eldest son of J. W., and Catherine COLLIER. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 3 p.m., from his fathers residence, No. 6 Victoria St.; friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.

BOTTERS - Yesterday morning, after a long illness, Mary BOTTERS, aged 61 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, 126 Duckworth Street; friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.

ROIL - On the 21st inst., after a protracted illness, Georgina, relict of the late Sergeant James ROIL, R. N. C., aged 78 years. Funeral to-day at 2:30 p.m., from the residence of her son, George, Pennywell Road; friends will please accept this intimation.


MAN KILLED Constable QUINLAN received a message from Chapel's Cove yesterday, informing him that his father-in-law, Capt. P. CONRAN, had met with a fatal accident and was dead. The facts so far as known are; That on Sunday afternoon, the unfortunate man left Chapel's Cove to go to Salmonier to purchase some cattle, and that the horse he was driving ran away, and he was thrown from the cart and killed. His body was found yesterday morning on the road. Constable QUINLAN and wife left for Holyrood by last evenings Train.

A CITY CRICKETER IN BOSTON In a cricket match played at Revere on September 2nd between Roxbury and Chelsea teams, a St. John's boy figured conspicuously, the cricketer being K. TRENCHARD, formerly in the employ of Messrs. Bowring Brothers. The Roxbury team with whom he played, defeated their opponents by 113 to 52 runs. TRENCHARD had double figures and secured 10 wickets, his bowling being chronicled by the Boston papers as the feature of the match. There are several other Newfoundlanders in this club, Mr. Charles MILLER being Secretary.

INVIDIOUS DISTINCTION At last an appointee of the Government has been dignified with a notice in one of its organs, and yesterday evening the new magistrate for Bay St. George was honored with congradulations. Mr. Richard McDONALD is the fortunate individual singled out for distinction on the ground that "Mr. Mac has been 18 years a consistent Liberal, and all will say that he well deserves the appointment." We venture a step further and, although politically opposed to Mr. McDONALD, predict that he will prove a good official, possessing, as he does, intelligence and a gentlemanly demeanour well calculated to make him a useful magistrate and public servant, and we wish him well. But why has Mr. DUDER not been similarly honored, since fitness for the position does not appear to be an essential qualification- It is true that Mr. D., has not been a "consistent Liberal for 18 years" but he may be a very good Liberal now; and he was appointed by a Liberal administration for "valuable" services rendered to the Liberal Party. This is surely a slight upon Mr. DUDER which he will be inclined to resent, or at least be less active for the party interests than hitherto. Mr. DUDER was allowed to depart without so much as a word of congradulation or commendation, and he is "to the manor born" too, while Mr. McD., is an "alien". Truly "politics makes strange bedfellows".


Mr. J. C. HEPBURN returned from his trip to the Old Country by the S. S. Corean.

Misses M. and J. BROWNING, who were visiting relations in England, returned home last night. Miss Gertrude SIMMS, of this city, who left here six years ago to train as a nurse in Lowell Hospital, Lowell, Mass., has returned, and will remain until Christmas. Two years ago Miss SIMMS graduated, having passed most creditable aminations, and since she has been engaged at private nursing.


The remains of the late Charles COLLIER were brought to town yesterday by the express train. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from his fathers residence.

Thur. Sep 26, 1901


Death has claimed Miss Mary COLLINS, for more than 50 years an insane patient at the Mclean Asylum, Boston. She died quite recently aged 72. She became insane as the result of the faithlessness of a titled love to whom she was engaged to be married. She was heiress to a fortune estimated at $3,000,000 which was held in trust.

A seaman, named Joseph BEAN reported at the police station that he had been "held up" the night previous by two unknown men, and that he had been cut several times with a knife. He exhibited several cuts on the left arm, but the strangest part of the story was that though his arm was cut, no marks or cuts could be found on the coat. His story is not credited by the police.

The funeral of Capt. CONRAN, who met his death under sad circumstances on Sunday last, took place yesterday in Chapel's Cove, and was largely attended. Deceased, who was subject to heart failure; is supposed to have been overtaken by an attack while driving to Salmonier, and died, as his body was found suspended from the cart, having been dragged a considerable distance by the horse before it stopped.

Another drowning accident has occurred, the victim being Thomas MURRAY, Adam's Cove, Conception Bay. It occurred on Tuesday while MURRAY was going from Cape St. Francis to his home in a skiff in company with another man named Norman MORRIS. A heavy sea struck the boat, knocking the unfortunate man overboard, and, before MORRIS could be rendered assistance, he sank from view.


Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MARTIN left for England by the Carthaginian this morning.

Mr. Harry EARLE left by the Carthaginian this morning to resume studies at Oxford.

Mr. W. HOWLEY left by the Carthaginian this morning for England; he will spend the winter abroad.

Mr. H. J. and Mrs. STABB returned from their trip to the United States by the Carthaginian yesterday.

Hon. E. D. SHEA left by the Carthaginian to join Mrs. and Miss SHEA, who are in England at present.

A telegram was received in town yesterday from Mr. Charles TRANFIELD of Heart's Content, announcing the death of his little son Frank. Much sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. TRANFIELD in their bereavement.

Mr. W. S. MONROE left by the Carthaginian this morning for Brighton, Sussex; he is suffering from throat trouble, and will undergo an operation there. He will be absent five weeks, and we trust, return fully recovered.

Fri. Sept. 27, 1901


CARTER - At Brooklyn, N.Y., on September 17th, William Weston Crawford CARTER, aged 89, eldest son of the late Peter Weston CARTER, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, St. John's.

NOONAN - Last night, Victoria, infant child of James L. and Amelia NOONAN, aged 4 months.


DROWNING CATASTROPHE Yesterday morning we referred to the drowning of Thomas MURRAY which occurred near Blackhead on Tuesday. The particulars then available were very meager, but later in the day particulars came to hand, and instead of being one victim, we are sorry to chronicle that there were three. The facts are these: Norman MOORES, aged 50; his adopted son, Thomas MURRAY, aged 15 of Blackhead, B. D. V., and a domestic, Mary MOORES, aged 20, of Small Point, left Biscayne Cove, Cape St. Francis where he had been trapping, for home on Tuesday morning in a small boat. A strong breeze was blowing and a heavy sea was on, but good progress was made until within about two miles from their destination which the boat was seen to disappear. A large number were on shore, the disappearance of the boat was quickly made known, and very little time elapsed before a schooner and four smaller boats started to ascertain what had become of her. Arriving at the place where the accident occurred, the upturned boat and part of its contents were found, but there were no signs of the late occupants. A squall is supposed to have turned the boat over and, the victims being under the sail, were smothered, and sank soon after. The affair has cast gloom over the surrounding places, as Mr. MOORES was an industrious man, and well liked by his acquaintances.

Fri. Nov. 1, 1901


KEARLEY - COAKER - At St. Mary's Church, Herring Neck, on the 24th October, by the Rev. Jas. J. WHITE, Incumbent, Mr. Edwin KEARLEY, of Coakerville, to Emma Ford, youngest daughter of the late Wm. COAKER, of St. John's.

THEROUIN - WEBBER - On October 30th, at the residence of Mr. A. H. MARTIN, Forest Road, by the Rev. S. J. RUSSELL, Louis Joseph THEROUIN, of the Methodist College staff, to Violet Scarlett WEBBER, of this city.

FISHER - GREENLEES - At Saint John's on the 31st ult., by Rev. J. A. GREENLESS, Wabana, (brother of the bride), assisted by Rev. Andrew ROBERTSON, of Saint Andrew's, C. FISHER, Esq., J. P., of Bay of Islands, and Janet Aitken, daughter of Mr. Joseph GREENLEES, Glasgow, Scotland. (Canadian papers please copy)


REARDON - On the 31st of October, Ellen, beloved wife of Daniel REARDON, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 77 years, 70 of which she spent in this country. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence, Livingstone Street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. R. I. P.


The police changes, which were reported some time ago, have taken place. Const. LONG left yesterday for Bonavista to replace "Head" BAILEY, who goes to Heart's Content, Const. BENNETT goes to Wesleyville and Const. LYNCH remains in the city.

Wm. PERCEY's schooner of Brigus, which has been fishing all summer at Labrador, arrived recently with the poorest catch on record. The schooner did not get to her destination till the 17th August, having been nearly two months getting down. A crew of six men, with a trap, fished till after the end of September, their whole catch amounting to two barrels of fish. Some of the crew report several schooners that were in their company, being even less successful; their crews not obtaining a meal of fresh fish during the season.

AT BAY OF ISLANDS Herring are now reported scarce at Bonne Bay, and several vessels that were there in quest of them have gone to Bay of Islands. At the latter port, they were plentiful, and several foreign schooners there are doing well. Some of the American captains are paying $1.60 per brl. for them at Bay of Islands. Amongst the Gloucester schrs. there are; Independence, Peerless, Ida D. Young, Senator Gardner, and George Parker.


FISHER -GREENLESS - Yesterday afternoon, at the residence of Mr. John CAMPBELL, the marriage of C. FISHER, Esq., J. P., Bay of Islands, to Miss Janet GREENLEES, of Glasgow, was solemnized by the brides brother, Rev. J. A. GREENLEES, of Wabana, assisted by Rev. Andrew ROBERTSON, of St. Andrew's Church. The bride was attended by Miss THORBURN, and the groomsman was Mr. David DUFF of the Reid Nfld. Co's employ. Amongst the guests present were Mr. Justice MORISON and Mrs. MORISON, Lady THORBURN, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. RANKIN, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. AYRE, and Mrs. A. ROBERTSON. A number of valuable presents were received by the bride, including a beautiful ring, the gift of St. Columbia congregation, Wabana, in recognition of her valued services to the church. Mr. and Mrs. FISHER left by the 5 p.m. cross-country train for their home at Bay of Islands, carrying the hearty congratulations of hosts of friends, with whom the "News" desires to unite in wishes for a very happy future to the newly wedded couple.

THEROUIN - WEBBER - The residence of Mr. A. H. MARTIN, Forest Road, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday evening, the contracting parties being Prof. Louis J. THEROUIN of the Methodist College staff, to Miss Violet S. WEBBER, late of the Stamp Department, Post Office. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. S. J. RUSSELL; after which a supper was enjoyed. The "News" extends congratulations.

Mon. Nov. 4, 1901


BARTLETT -DOBB - On Oct. 30th, at Cochrane St. Methodist Church, by the Rev. F. W. W. DesBARRES, Sybella BARTLETT to Richard DOBB, both of St. John's.

BUGDEN - BUTLER - At the Methodist Parsonage, Hamilton Street, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. S. J. RUSSELL, Mr. Andrew BUGDEN of Trinity, to Miss Lillian BUTLER of Cupids.

LITTLE - GREEN - At the Gower St. Parsonage, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. H. P. COPPERTHWAITE, M.A., Mr. Alexander LITTLE, of Bonavista, to Miss Maggie GREEN, of St. John's.


SAGE - At Toronto, on Oct. 29th, after a short illness, Annie, eldest daughter of Mary Ann and the late William SAGE of St. John's, aged 20 years.

SHEPPARD - On Nov. 2nd, Maxwell Wakeham, eldest son of Captain Robert and Laura SHEPPARD. Funeral to-day (Monday) at 3 p.m., from his late residence, 22 York St; friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DROWNING ACCIDENT A message was received from Little Bay on Saturday that James CARROLL, of this city, master of the schr. De Wett, owned by Charles TUCKER, Pilley's Island, was blown overboard and drowned off New Bay, Notre Dame Bay. The unfortunate man leaves a wife and family residing on Livingstone Street.

MAN OVERBOARD A Man named Matthew BUTLER, of the South Side, had a narrow escape from drowning yesterday morning. He was going to his home and wandered down on McLoughlan's wharf, when, in the darkness, he fell over the pier. His cries could be heard in the stillness of night for a good distance and attracted the attention of the dock watchmen, Eli HARRIS and Frank BAXTROM, who went to his assistance, and found BUTLER struggling in the water. A boat was got and the drowning man taken on board in an unconscious condition, having gone under the water twice before being rescued. When taken in the boat, prompt action had to be availed of to bring the man round, which was done after great exertion. The police were called and the man taken to Western Fire Hall, where dry clothes were given him, and he had to remain there till dinner time yesterday.

ROBBERY William DAWE, of Cupids, who is here in a schooner discharging fish at Thorburn's Wharf, is $23 out of pocket by the dishonest act of one of the men who are on the schooner. On Thursday night, DAWE was paying some men who had been to the Labrador with him the season, having in cash several hundred dollars. The money was done up in envelopes containing from $23 to $160 and were laid on his trunk in the cabin. DAWE, after buying the men, missed the above amount, and accused one of the crew with having taken it. The accused denied the theft and nothing more was said about the matter until yesterday, when the theft was reported to the police. "Head" DAWE and Sergt. NEWHOOK visited the craft and held an investigation, arresting one of the crew named MUGFORD. After being questioned by the police, the man still protested his innocence, claiming to know nothing of the missing money. Over $60 was found in the man's possession, but only a few days previous, he was paid off with $160. Two others were in the cabin of the schooner where the money was stolen.

Wed. Nov. 6, 1901


ANTHONY - At Montreal, on the 29th ult., Solomon ANTHONY, aged 66 years.


DIES FROM INJURIES Mr. McSWEENEY, one of the men who were injured by the accident on board the Bruce, died at Port aux Basques yesterday morning. On Monday night a message was received in town stating that he was getting on nicely, and hopes of his recovery were entertained; but early yesterday morning, he suddenly collapsed and shortly afterwards passed away. The other men, CURRIE and LELLINGTON, are progressing as well as can be expected, and will be brought on here to the hospital. Dr. PATERSON is now attending them, and will accompany them here.

MRS. EARLE DEAD We regret to hear that Mrs. W. EARLE, mother of the postmistress at Spaniards bay, died at her home yesterday afternoon. This death breaks a link with the past, and many are they who will remember the hospitable acts of the deceased in days gone by. Mr. EARLE was for many years C. and E. school teacher at Spaniards bay, where he was universally esteemed; as was also the subject of this notice, whose unostentatious and useful life will not soon be lost sight of by numerous friends.

KILLED AT BUFFALO Mrs. M. PECKHAM, Gower Street, received word yesterday that her brother, John M. McCLOUD, had been accidentally killed at Buffalo. Mr. McCLOUD left here fifteen years ago, and after working for some time at Montreal, went to Buffalo, where he had been constantly employed in a dock yard. His wife, who was a Miss MARTIN, of this city, died about two years ago. He leaves three small children. Particulars as to how the accident occurred were not received.

Thurs. Nov. 7, 1901


ST. CROIX - FAGEN - On the 31st ult., by the Rev. W. JACKMAN, Peter ST. CROIX of Holyrood, St. Mary's, to Margaret FAGEN of St. Mary's.

GEARY - RUSSELL - At the Gower Street Church, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. H. P. COPPERTHWAITE, M. A., Mr. Alexander GEARY to Miss Elizabeth RUSSELL, both of this city.


MATTHEWS - On Nov. 5th, at the Methodist Parsonage, Bay Roberts, Barbara, beloved daughter of Rev. Solomon and Emily MATTHEWS.

KIELLY - last evening, after a lingering illness, Eleanor Boland, relict of the late James KIELLY, aged 89 years. Funeral to-morrow, Friday, at 2:30 p.m., from her son's residence, 283 Duckworth Street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


REPORTED SUICIDE It was currently reported last night that a young man named GEARY, who is connected with the Deep Sea Mission, had committed suicide, by shooting himself last week at Englee. Upon enquiry, we learn the report was brought here by a trading schooner, though the Home, which arrived yesterday had no news of the affair; there is supposed to be some reason for the rumor however. It is alleged that on the day of the shooting, the young man left his boarding house, being found afterwards with a bullet wound through the head. Mr. GEARY was an Englishman engaged at a small mill, which is operated by Dr. GRENFELL, in connection with the Deep Sea Mission.

Wed. Nov. 13, 1901


IN MEMORIAM As quietly, almost as suddenly as the leaf drops from the trees in these fading Autumn days, the spirit of William HOLDEN loosed itself from the frail tie that bound it to earth, and left Hr. Main and the surrounding settlements mourning over all that was mortal of a once estimable generous spirit. On Tuesday evening, the Messenger of Death stalked into a happy home to add a new name to its roll, to snatch from our midst a man, who, by his brotherly fondness for all men, whom he could lead or help in any way, his sunny light-heartedness, his good and pleasant humor, his sparkling and ready flow of wit, had earned the gratitude, admiration and affection of all, whose pleasure it was to know him. But what of all that to the Grim Harvester- He is no respecter of persons, but strikes blows right and left upon those standing by, blows that inflict scars so deep and depressing. The deceased did an extensive business here for many years and was employed during the past summer by the Glace Bay Mining Co., as agent, for the procurement and transmission of laborers for the coal mines. Having contracted a severe cold, he was obliged to severe his connection with that company and return home a month previous to his death. Despite the kind ministrations of his family, he developed Typhus Fever, which sealed his fate and transmitted him to the Great Beyond. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of an affectionate and fond husband and father.

SHOCKING ACCIDENT Mr. O'NEIL, of Damerill's Street, received a message last night informing him of an accident that occurred to his nephew, which ended in his death. The young man, whose name is SHEEHAN, was engaged with a number of others salving the wreckage of the S. S. Vera, which was lost there some time ago, and when near the cliff, a large stone suddenly fell from the precipice, hitting SHEEHAN in the head. He was picked up by his fellow workmen in an unconscious condition and taken to the residence where all possible, under such circumstances, was done to try and bring him to his senses. The men used every available skill and energy but without success. For twelve hours he lingered, and then the unfortunate man expired without the least sign of consciousness. The young man was most energetic and of good character, and had only reached the age of 21 years. The sad fatality has naturally cast a gloom over the place and to his sorrowing family and friends, the "News" tenders its condolences.


Mr. Charles WHITE, of Greenspond, has gone home, receiving a message saying that his father, Mr. Fred WHITE, had met with a severe fall, and was in a precarious condition, and for him to go home as soon as possible. Nothing has been heard since as to Mr. White's condition and his relatives here think he has recovered.

It is announced in London that the marriage will shortly take place of Lieutenant Hughes C. LOCKYER, R. N., second surviving son of Sir Thomas LOCKYER, K. C. B., F. R. S., and Geraldine, younger daughter of John F. STAIRS, of Halifax. Lieutenant LOCKYER was on this station on H. M. S. Cordelia in 1898.

Sat. Nov. 16, 1901


COOK - MUGFORD - On Nov. 12th, at St Mary's Church, by the Rev. G. H. BOLT, Mr. James H. COOK, to Miss Bessie MUGFORD of Twillingate.


EARLE - At the Post Office, Spaniards Bay, Nov. 5th, after a long illness, Elizabeth P. EARLE, widow of the late William Howard EARLE, aged 84 years.

PORTER - at the Lunatic Asylum, Friday 15th inst., James PORTER of Bird Island Cove, Trinity Bay.

BELL - Yesterday morning, Mary, relict of the late Walter BELL, aged 57 years; funeral to-morrow, Sunday, at 5:30 p.m., from her late residence, Monkstown Road. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

STAPLETON - Yesterday morning, after a long illness, John STAPLETON, in the 53rd year of his age; funeral to-morrow, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., from his brothers residence, No. 10 Flower Hill. Friends will please attend without further notice.


FEVER PATIENT DEAD When Doctor FRASER paid his second visit to the Brigt. Clementine yesterday morning, he found that Richard CHANT, who had been affected with Typhus Fever, was in a precarious condition, the symptoms of the disease having advanced very much. The doctor prescribed for him but not withstanding this and the kind attendance of Captain TUCKER and crew, the victim rapidly grew worse, and at 7 o'clock last evening he expired. A signal was put on the Clementine, and the customs boat went out when the captain informed Mr. BINDON that the man was dead. It was reported yesterday that Captain TUCKER was suffering from the disease, but the fact of his being on deck refutes the rumor. None of the others are ill. This morning, arrangements will be made to have the remains interred; it is likely that a coffin will be sent on board and the body brought on shore. Mr. CHANT was an Englishman, whose wife resides at Harbor Grace. He was about 33 years of age.

Fri. Nov. 29, 1901


SUSPECTED FOUL PLAY: Patrick TOBIN, of William's Lane, died at his home last night, and it is alleged that death is due to foul play. On Saturday night last, the unfortunate man had been drinking and returned to his home somewhat late. On Sunday, he complained of feeling unwell and informed his sister, with whom he lived, that he had been beaten the night previous by some unknown parties and that his illness was due to a kick administered to him. He gradually became worse, and yesterday evening expired. Previous to his death, he complained of severe pain in the side. When being prepared for burial, it was discovered that his left side in the vicinity of the heart, was bruised and discolored, evidently from the kicks. If the above story is true, which many of the deceased's friends believe it to be, the matter should be thoroughly investigated by the authorities. Several of the unfortunate man's friends assert the affair happened quite near his home, and believe that his death resulted through foul play. The police were not notified of the man's illness, fatal results not being expected. The matter apparently has yet to be solved, and if unreasonable violence was used, the guilty parties should be brought to justice.


Mr. Joseph WILLIAMS, of Bay Bulls, who has been in British Columbia for several years, is now he spending a vacation with his friends. Since he departed from here, he has met with continuous success, and is at present agent for a mining syndicate. Previous to his return to his adopted home, he is to be united in matrimony to Miss CASHIN, of Cape Broyle, sister of Mr. M. CASHIN, M. H. A.

Mr. G. C. FEARN, who is in town at present, informs us that he has heard nothing of his sons, Frank and Charlie, who are doing active service in South Africa, since the big battle in which their regiment - the Scottish Horse - suffered so severely, and Col. BENSON was killed Charlie was reported injured, as we stated some time ago. By the next English mail, Mr. FEARN expects some definite information as to the welfare of his sons.

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