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Tue. Dec. 31, 1912 JANUARY Jan. 1 Judge PROWSE created C.M. G. Thomas BERRIDGE, of Burns and Berridge, Solicitor for Newfoundland, Knighted. Jan. 2 Hon. P. T. McGRATH appointed to Legislative Council. Jan. 4 Severe snowstorms and gales commenced. Jan. 5 John GUY flagstaff and pole at Cupids blown down. Jan. 8 Minnie H. Hickey ashore at Governor's Island. Jan. 9 Snow storm of exceptional severity, all traffic tied up. Express derailed at Little River. Jan. 10 Storm reaches its climax. On the West Coast wind driving at 90 miles an hour. Jan. 11 Fire at BEARN's Grocery. Four houses destroyed. "S.S. Pretorian" on fire, 130 miles off Malin Head. Jan. 14 Hon. Donald MORISON elected President of the Law Society. Jan. 19 "S.S. Kanawha" arrives badly damaged by fire. Jan. 22 WHITEWAY Memorial unveiled in Masonic Temple by Mrs. CLIFT. Jan. 26 Fire at P. FORTUNE's Dry Goods store, Water Street W. Jan. 28 BERRIGAN's cottage, Cove Road, destroyed by fire. Jan. 29 G. C. FEARN elected President of the Board of Trade. FEBRUARY Feb. 3 Fire at Moore & Co.'s. Feb. 12 Rt. Rev. Mgr. WALSH interred at Brigus. Feb. 13 Hon. John HARRIS, gazetted President of the Legislative Council, vice Sir Edward SHEA, retired. Feb. 16 Strike at West Wabana Mine. Feb. 17 BAIRD's Laundry and JOHNSTON's Factory at Nagle's Hill destroyed by fire. Feb. 19 Silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. ELLIS. Feb. 21 Supreme Court quashes conviction of James DOWER and Edward LANE for Sunday fishing. MARCH Mar. 6 Fortune-teller MILLET arrested and subsequently deported. Mar. 11 Holdsworth Block destroyed by fire. Loss $50,000. Barquentine "Maggie", Capt. CONNORS, abandoned at sea. Crew rescued by "S.S. Sagona". Mar. 15 "S.S. Bonavista" wrecked at Brier Island, Nova Scotia. Mar. 25 Schooner "Grace Tibbo" wrecked near Rose Blanche. Mar. 29 Schr. "Louisa A." wrecked at Conaigre. Mar. 31 Schr. "Corona" abandoned 175 miles S.E. of Cape Spear. APRIL Apr. 1 Schr. "Blue Jacket" abandoned at sea. Apr. 6 Fisherman's Advocate attacks Hon. Donald MORISON and demands his dismissal from Executive Council. Apr. 23 Dr. PATERSON succeeds Lieut. Col. McNEIL as Chief of the Nfld. Highlanders. MAY May 5 Archbishop HOWLEY leaves for Ottowa. May 14 Schooner "Alma Grace" of Old Perlican wrecked near St. Lawrence. May 15 Schooner "Edith Emery" lost off Keppel's Island. May 16 "S.S. Algerine" sails in search of "Titanic" victims. Parson's Pond post office destroyed by fire. May 17 Schooner "Devonia" lost on a reef 18 miles from Pernambuco. May 19 Funeral of A. H. SEYMOUR, M.H. A. First Forest fire on the South Side Hills for 1912. May 21 Capt. FITZPATRICK retired from Coastal Service and is succeeded by Capt. Joe KEAN. Mail robbery on "S.S. Glencoe". May 27 Forest fires near Lewisporte and in Salvage. May 28 Mount Allison University confers D.D. degree on Rev. M. FENWICK. May 31 GLYNN homestead on South Side, two houses, destroyed by fire. JUNE June 1 Methodist Guards Armory destroyed by fire. June 2 HODGE's premises at Change Islands destroyed by fire. June 7 Silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John LEAMON. June 13 Adela VERNE at the College Hall, first appearance after a long illness. June 14 Regatta Committee meets, Mr. Arthur HISCOCK elected President. June 23 Rev. Chas. HACKETT's farewell Sermon at the Congregational Church. Rev. Canon TEMPLE's funeral at Twillingate. June 26 Rev. Chas. LENCH elected President of the Methodist Conference. June 27 Hon. D. MORISON vindicated by His Excellency the Governor from charges leveled by the "Advocate" and "Telegram". JULY July 1 KENNY homestead, Portugal Cove Road, destroyed by fire. "Wilhelmina" ashore at Peter's River. July 4 Silver wedding of Lieut.-Col. And Mrs. RENDELL. July 15 "S.S. Algerine", Capt. John BARTLETT, crushed in the ice at Pond's Inlet. July 17 Fire at Bell Island, damages $15,000. July 18 Rev. C. A. WHITEMARSH, M.A., B.D., assumes pastorate of Cochrane St Church. July 22 "S.S. Wilhelmina" re-floated. AUGUST Aug. 3 "Nellie R." launched and christened by Miss REID. Aug. 9 Allan Liner "Corsican" collided with iceberg in Straits of Belle Isle. Aug. 11 Rev. Joseph THACKERY farewells. Aug. 17 Rev. and Mrs. THACKERY leave for Ottowa. Aug. 20 Rev. S. H. and Mrs. SOPER leave for China. Aug. 21 Shamrock Cup won at Harbour Grace by L. O. A. Aug. 27 Retirement of His Excellency Sir Ralph WILLIAMS announced. Aug. 29 Memorial Service for General BOOTH at College Hal. R. C. Church at Grate's Cove consecrated by Archbishop HOWLEY. SEPTEMBER Sept. 2 Mr. John GREEN missing. Not since heard from. Sept. 6 Disastrous gale on Labrador, 20 vessels wrecked. Sept. 8 Brigrades search for Mr. GREEN OCTOBER Oct. 3 Jubilee Hotel, Norris Arm, destroyed by fire. Oct. 5 "S.S. Bengore Head" struck off Flower's Cove ledge. Oct. 8 Rev. Dr. FENWICK appointed Superintendent of Newfoundland Methodist Missions. Oct. 17 His Excellency Walter E. DAVIDSON, C.M.G., announced as Newfoundlands next Governor. (Can't read last sentence) Oct. 23 Schooner "Dorothy" lost at Western Tickle, Fogo. Oct. 27 Highlanders presentation to former Lieut.-Col. McNEIL. Oct. 29 C. of E. cemetery at Harbor Grace consecrated by Bishop JONES. NOVEMBER Nov. 1 Residence of Mrs. MOYSE, including Post Office, at Topsail, destroyed by fire. Nov. 13 C.C.C. Armory, at Carbonear, opened. Nov. 16 "S.S. Morien" leaves Louisburg on her last voyage. Nov. 19 Bishop JONES opens Bay Roberts Bazaar. Nov. 20 Wesley L. A. Bazaar opened by Lady MORRIS. Poultry Show opened by Hon. George KNOWLING. Nov. 21 Corner Stone of Musgravetown Methodist Church laid. Nov. 23 Rev. Canon SMITH appointed Bishop's Commissary. Nov. 24 Rev. W. H. THOMAS assumes Pastorate of Congregational Church. Nov. 30 At Harbor Grace, Hon. Mr. Justice JOHNSON refuses prominent citizens as jurors in SPRACKLIN case. DECEMBER Dec. 2 Arrival of the "Skipper-Parson" of the Pacific, with Mrs. And Miss ANTLE. Dec. 4 J. P. HOWLEY, F.G.S., writes letter to "Daily News" saying that Newfoundland has coal in abundance, and urging the formation of an operating company. Schr. "Lake Simcoe" arrives with prisoner DUKE, charged with murder of John SEARS, a sailor aboard. Dec. 7 Rt. Rev. Mgr. McCARTHY appointed Vicar-General of Harbour Grace Diocese. Dec. 14 Schooner "Tasmania" wrecked off Cape Ballard. Dec. 17 John DUKE pronounced guilty of murder of seaman SEARS, but insane, sentenced to imprisonment during His Majesty's Pleasure. Dec. 20 "S.S. Florence" lost off St. Shott's, 22 out of 27 lost. Dec. 21 Mail car on express with Christmas Mails burned at "Camp Four". Dec. 25 "Earl of Devon" wrecked near Greenspond. Schr. "Elena", Capt. HARTIGAN, lost near Rencontre. Dec. 27 St. John's Masonic Lodge Installation and Presentation to retiring Master Bro. J. S. CURRIE. George H. HAYWARD, Methodist College, elected Rhodes Scholar. Dec. 28 Benton Station burned to the ground. Clarenville Round House burned. Dec. 29 Silver Jubilee of Rev. Father BROWN of St. Jacques.
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