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1925 News and Events of the Year
The St. John's Daily News


Fri. Jan. 2, 1925


Theodore SPARKES, son of Robert and Susie SPARKES of Golf Avenue, was accidentally killed on Wednesday morning, at the sub-station, where he was employed as night electrician.  When the power to operate the street cars was turned on about 7.45 a.m., Harry HEALEY, of the car barn staff, proceeded to the sub-station to find the cause and discovered the body of the body of the unfortunate young man on the floor near the switchboard.  It is presumed that SPARKES, who a short time before had been speaking over the telephone to Watchman MORGAN, at the car barn, went to close the switch to turn on the power, necessary for the working of the street cars, and through the slipping of his tool, came in contact with a live terminal 15,000 volt circuit.  The back of his hand was somewhat burned, showing where he had struck the switch.  Mr. HEALEY, on discovering the body, at once telephoned Superintendent MORRIS who was quickly on the scene and labored energetically to restore respiration but without avail.  Dr. ROBERTS, who was also summoned, pronounced death instantaneous.  Deceased, who was about 20 years of age, had been engaged in the Sub-Station before and resumed duty there about six months ago, after being employed for a time at motor repair work.  Altogether he had been about five years with the company.  His father is an old employee of the concern and is at present in charge of the street lighting system.  He was a prominent member of the Guard's Old Comrades Association and highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Sat. Jan. 3, 1925


An accident occurred on Rennie's Hill last night, when Miss Mary SUMMERS, daughter of Mr. P. J. SUMMERS, Deputy Minister of Justice, and Miss Marjorie BARKER, daughter of W. BARKER, Patrick Street, were somewhat injured.  The young ladies, in company with a lady friend and three gentlemen friends were bob-sliding on Rennie's Hill, and in one of their runs the slide hit the bridge throwing those on it to the ground, with much force.  All escaped injury except Misses SUMMERS and BARKER and they were taken into a nearby house, where Dr. ANDERSON was called, and after examination found that Miss SUMMERS had sustained some internal injuries, which necessitated her being sent to the hospital where she was immediately taken.  Miss BARKER's ankle was somewhat injured, but not seriously, and was driven to her home.  We were unable to get in telephone communication with the hospital last night to ascertain the extent of Miss SUMMERS's injuries, but her friends hope they are not of a serious nature.



, of Messer. Harvey & Co. steamship department received a message yesterday advising him of the death at Chicago, of his brother-in-law, Mr. Bert PITCHER, formerly of this city.  The late Mr. PITCHER was sick only a short time, being rather suddenly stricken on Christmas Eve, when he was taken to hospital where he remained until Thursday, when he passed away.  Deceased left here about eighteen years ago and was doing very well in America.  Left to mourn are a wife, formerly Miss Daisy CORNICK of this city, and two children.  Mr. PITCHER was well known in the city and his many friends with regret to hear of his demise.

Mon. Jan. 5, 1925


The victim of another sliding accident, John KEHOE, aged 6 years, whose home is on Pennywell Road, now lies at the General Hospital with cuts in his head, having barely escaped a fracture skull.  Young KEHOE was sliding down Boncoddy St. Saturday and was going on his stomach on the slide, when Dr. FALLON was passing along LeMarchant Road in his motor car.  The car had almost passed the bottom of the street when the lad came down at a fast clip, and crashed into the rear wheel of the car, his head coming in contact with the spokes.  Dr. FALLON immediately stopped the car and picking up the boy saw that his injuries were of serious nature and after temporarily dressing the wounds, rushed him to the hospital.  It was first thought by Dr. FALLON that the skull had been fractured, as two very deep cuts had been inflicted in the head, but on enquiry at the hospital it is learned that the injuries were not as serious as at first feared, and that at an early hour this morning Master KEHOE was improved.


Both last Tuesday and Thursday's expresses, which had been held up by snowstorms in the vicinity of St. George's, reached Port aux Basques on Saturday.  The incoming express, which had been on the road since Wednesday last and was held up near Curling, arrived in town at 1:30 p.m. yesterday, passengers by her report that on the western end of the line on Thursday last, the storm was terrific, a gale raging from N.W. with blinding snow which speedily covered the tracks to a depth of six feet.  The temperature dropped to 12 below zero, making it impossible for the train crew to work, but as soon as the weather moderated the rotary quickly cleared the line.


Miss Mary SUMMERS, the victim of a bob-sliding accident on Rennie's Hill on Friday night, now lies at the General Hospital in very dangerous condition and grave fears are entertained for her recovery.  Miss SUMMERS injuries proved more serious than at first thought and though everything possible is being done there is still no sign of improvement.


The funeral of the late Mr. Martin O'FLANAGAN, took place yesterday afternoon from Mount Cashel to Belvedere Cemetery.  The large number of people who attended showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the city where he was widely known.  A guard of honor was present from the Benevolent Irish Society of which the deceased was the oldest member at the time of his death.

Mr. O'FLANAGAN was born in Newcastle, County Limerick, Ireland, 73 years ago and came to this county at the age of twenty one when he entered the firm of Burney and Fitzgibbons.  He served several years with this firm after which he transferred to the firm of Mr. C. MacPHERSON, where he held many responsible positions until he went into business for himself under the name of O'Flanagan & Co., carrying on successfully for twenty five years.  His wife predeceased him twelve years ago, at which time Mr. O'FLANAGAN, whose health was not of a robust nature, decided to retire from business and devote the remainder of his life to the orphan boys of this county, taking up his abode at Mount Cashel.

From the time of his coming to the country his magnetic personality won for him a legion of friends in all classes and creeds.  His great popularity in the old sporting circles and particularly that of horse racing, and the respect in which he was held by his business associates, speak profoundly for the keen and intelligent interest he took in both the social and business life of the community.

Ever jovial and ideal entertainer and true host, his presence will be sadly missed in all sections of St. John's.  To his numerous friends,who had grown to know him as their own, the loss of his cheering kindness will be great.  At Mount Cashel, the Brothers and the orphans of the Institution in each of whom he took a personal interest, acknowledging his passing as an irreparable blow.  His adopted country he served well by his manly and straight - forward conduct.  With his friends and acquaintances he generally shared kindness, raillery and faith.  For the welfare of others and the less fortunate of his adopted brethren he did his best.   Throughout St. John's his passing will be mourned for another of the "old guard" has passed and a true Christian gentleman has been summoned to eternal rest.


(Newfoundland Weekly, Boston)

Mrs. Pedro Gomez CUERTO

(formerly Miss Mary McCARTHY of St. John's) wife of a wealthy Havana sugar importer, was the victim of a robbery at the Unite States Hotel, Boston, a few days ago.  On the morning of Dec. 6th, Mrs. CUERTO found that someone had entered their room while she and her husband were absent, and had stolen jewelry to the value of at lest $10,000, and probably more, as many of the gems were family heirlooms.  Smart work on the part of the Hub police resulted in the arrest of George ELLIOT, who on the day of the robbery had left his position in the hotel where he was employed as "cleaner", without waiting for his pay envelope.  His wife, it appears, who had been employed at the city hospital, and who had also resigned, was followed to New York by detectives, where she was joined by her husband.  Both were subsequently arrested.

Wed. Jan. 7, 1925



On Jan. 3rd, at the C. of E. Cathedral, by the Rev. Canon JEEVES, Mary Marguerite CLARKE to Dr. J. H. FURNEAUX.



- Jan. 6th, Ellen, relict of the late Michael QUINLAN, aged 83 years, leaving to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from her son's residence, Southside (opposite Browning's bakery).  Friends will please accept this the only intimation.


- Passed peacefully away, at Petty Hr., Thos. WHITTEN, of John, leaving a wife, 1 son and 1 daughter to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o'clock from his late residence, Petty Hr.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.

Mon. Jan.12, 1925



- On Saturday, January 10th, Lucy G. NOONAN, daughter of the late J. L. NOONAN, H.M.C.  Funeral will take place today at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Frances CALVERT, 192 Duckworth St.


- On Saturday after a lingering illness, Mary O'BRIEN, daughter of Rose and the late Robert O'BRIEN.  Funeral will take place this afternoon from the residence of her uncle, J. K. CONDON, 37 Henry St..  Friends will please attend without further notice. - RIP


- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 11th at 10 a.m., Anna, daughter of the late Anthony and Bridget THOMPSON.  Funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her niece, Mrs. J. SPURREL, 41 Wickford St.  Friends and relations please attend with further notice.  May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.


- There passed away at Cupids on January 10th, at 1 o'clock, after a short illness, Evelyn LeDREW, age 14 years 6 months, only daughter of Tobias and the late Emma LeDREW, her mother having predeceased her two and half years.  Left to mourn the sad loss are father and two brothers, Ralph and Frank.           


- Peacefully on the 11th January, fortified by the last rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Eliza MORE, widow of John MORE, aged 74 years, leaving a daughter,  son, sister, three brothers, and three grandchildren to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral will take place on Tuesday, 13th 1925, at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, James DAVIS, 101 George Street, West.  Friends and acquaintances are kindly requested to accept this the only intimation. — R.I.P.

Fri. Jan. 16, 1925



It is with genuine regret that we record the passing of Mr. Jeremiah HALLERAN, a well known Boston Newfoundlander, whose death occurred at his home, 26 Laurel Street, Roxbury, on Saturday last at the age of 70 years, after but a few days of illness.  Mr. HALLERAN was born in Halifax, N.S. in 1845 but as an young man went to Newfoundland and settled in St. John's, where he engaged in building and contracting.  He later entered into partnership with Mr. Geo. HERDER under the firm name of Herder & Halleran, and they carried on an extensive business in the city. 

Jeremiah HALLERAN took an active interest in public life in St. John's and was returned as a member for St. John's East.  He also ran for councillor for ward No.1 in 1888 in the first municipal election by ballot but was defeated.

For many years he was prominently identified with the Mechanics Society and

held the office of president from 1891 to 1894.

In the early nineties, Mr. HALLERAN came to Boston with his family and settled in Roxbury where he resided up to the time of his death.  The active interest which he showed in Newfoundland affairs at home was continued in the land of adoption, for he became closely identified with the promotion and progress of the Newfoundlanders' Mutual Benefit Association of Boston, of which he was past present.  Up to the day of his death Jeremiah HALLERAN's interest in the welfare of Newfoundlanders in Boston held a foremost place at his regular and faithful attendance at and active participation in the meetings of the association showed.  At the election of officers for the ensuring years held last month, he was re-appointed one of the trustees, and his familiar voice will be greatly missed.

During his residence in Boston, Mr. HALLERAN was for the past 27 years connected with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Rogers Builder as a designer.

He leaves surviving his wife, nee Ellen Winifred DYER, daughter of the late Richard DYER of St. John's, one son, Jeremiah of Wollaston, Mass. and four daughters, Elizabeth, Rose N., and Fanny, of Roxbury, Mass., and Mrs. Davis RYAN of New York.

The funeral, which was largely attended took place on Monday, the pallbearers consisting of a representation from the Newfoundlanders' Mutual Benefit Association.

Mr. HALLERAN was greatly interested in the progress of the "Weekly" and was a frequent contributor to our page.

The "weekly" joins the many friends and relatives in extending to the family of the deceased deep sympathy in their bereavement. - Boston Weekly.


At the early age of 26 years, Violet, wife of Ludwig WELLS, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen MILES, of Herring Neck, passed into rest at Glovertown on December 17th last.  She had arrived here only a few days previously, and her passing occurred so quickly that to the great grief of her parents they were unable to reach her beside in time to see her the vital spark had fled.  For the past two years she had been living in New York, and falling victim to the white plague, her physician advised her to return to her native air, thinking the change would be beneficial.  Alas it was proved otherwise, and to the sorrow of her many friends she had passed on.  Two little girls, one two years of age and the other six months, in addition to her husband survive.  Previous to her marriage, deceased was the telegraph operator at Angle Brook when the Terra Nova Sulphate Company was operating there.  A sister is the operator at Moreton's Harbor.  The bereft husband wishes to thank all those friends who sent letters and messages of sympathy.


Glovertown, Jan. 10th, 1925

Sat. Jan. 31, 1925



New Waterford, Jan. 19. — The death occurred at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, in the New Waterford General Hospital of Capt. Ambrose FORWARD of Lingan at the age of 76 years.

The late Capt. FORWARD was born in Burgeo, Newfoundland in 1849.  As a young man he followed the sea for about 20 years, but some thirty-five years ago took up his permanent residence in Lingan, and ever since had lived in that place.  As a man of the most sterling quality, the deceased was know far and wide.

He is survived by seven sons and four daughters; the daughters are Mrs. H. MURPHY, Vancouver; Mrs. Norman McINNIS, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. C. A. CARTER, St. George, Newfoundland; the sons are Capt. Gus FORWARD of the New York Shipping Board; Robert of Yarmouth; Clem of Alaska, and Howard, the Southern States; Wallace at home and Capt. Elliott, Sydney Pilot.

The funeral will be held from his late residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon

January 20. Interment at Reserve Cemetery.




A father early morning rush to a garage, where found his don dead, after hours of "strange dread", during which both father and mother felt misfortune had be fallen their boy, was described to the Paddington coroner on Saturday.

The enquiry was into the death of Stanley RUSSELL, aged 21, of Beltramroad, Fulham, who was killed by exhaust gas from a motor-car in his employer's garage in Bayswater.

The father said the fact that their son sis not return home last Monday night was not sufficient to account for the uneasiness of himself and his wife, as young RUSSELL's duties often kept him out most of the night.

So strong was the feeling of dread which oppressed them, that they were unable to sleep, and suddenly about 1 o'clock on Tuesday morning, the mother exclaimed, "He is at the garage."

Mr. RUSSELL at once jumped up.  He ran all the way to the garage, and finding the door locked, burst it open.

The place was full of the fumes and his son was sitting dead in a chair at the rear of this car.

The engine was not running, but the bonnet was open and there were tools scattered about, Mr. RUSSELL added that he himself had once been rendered unconscious through inhaling exhaust gases and he had seen three fatalities from the same cause.

Dr. R. L. GLASS said carbon monoxide, an extremely deadly gas, was produced by incomplete combustion.   

A very small percentage of it in the atmosphere was sufficient to cause death if inhaled for any length of time, and the danger was increased by the fact that the gas was odorless.

"I think the ventilation of garages is a matter that should receive very careful attention," said the coroner, in recording a verdict of accidental death. - London Chronicle.

Fri. Feb. 6, 1925


On Thursday night, Dr. Walter COWPERTHWAITE of Sydney, died suddenly, forty one days after the passing of his beloved and venerated father which took place on December 26th.  A widow, formerly Miss GRAHAM, whose father is well known in steel circles both here and in Canada, and one daughter, survive.

The late Dr. Walter COWPERTHWAITE had practiced for many years in Sydney, where        he occupied a position of both professional and social prominence.  For many years he was physician to the steel Companies, but recently had devoted himself to private practice.  By his patients of all degrees, he was regarded with affection as well as with respect and confidence.

By many in St. John's and elsewhere in Newfoundland he is well remembered especially by the Old Collegians of the early 90's.  Dr. Walter was a graduate of McGill University, where he achieved an honoured record.  During the interval between leaving the Methodist College and entering the University, he taught school in this city.  He was about 50 years of age at the time of his passing,

The sudden news has brought added sorrow and sadness to a home over which the shadow of death has been hovering for the past six weeks.  Dr. Hunter COWPERTHWAITE and his sister Mrs. Florence MARCH will have the general sympathy in their bereavement, as also the sorrowing wife and mother in the Cape Breton town


Richard McDONALD, who belongs to Little Bay, N.D.B., was drowned at Hall's Bay when he went through the ice, with his dog team and a load of herring.  This information was contained in a message, received yesterday by the Department of Justice, from Magistrate CUNNINGHAM of Springdale.  The message gave no further particulars beyond the fact that the man was not married, and that the body was not recovered.  The following is the message:

Richard McDONALD, Little Bay, single man, with dog team and load of herring went through the ice at Hall's Bay, drowned, body not recovered.



A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Mary's Church, Southside, on Wednesday last, when Miss Ina Gertrude, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. CHAFE, was united to Mr. John Cowan ELLIS, Commission Merchant, of this city.  The bride, leaning on the arm of her father, entered the sacred edifice, to the strains of the Wedding March, played by Mr. H. W. STIRLING, L.L.C.M.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Audrey CHAFE.  The groom was supported by Mr. Ronald McK. CHAFE.  Rev. A. B. S. STIRLING, Rector of St. Mary's, performed the ceremony.  Afterwards, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Springdale Street.  The NEWS joins with their many friends in extending very best wishes for their future happiness to Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS.



Wednesday evening, February 4, 1925, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Southside, by Rev. A. B. STIRLING, B.A., Rector, Ina Gertrude, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. CHAFE, to John Cowan ELLIS, Commission Merchant.



- Last evening at Kilbride, Ida, beloved wife of Richard WALSH, leaving husband, one brother and two sisters to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from Glenview Farm, Kilbride. - R.I.P.

Fri. Feb. 13, 1925



On January 2nd, at the Jubilee Methodist Church Westville, a very pretty wedding was solemnized in the present of a crowded audience by the Rev. S. J. HILLIER, pastor of the church; the contracting parties being doctor Arthur DIAMOND, graduate of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and formerly of Catalina, Newfoundland and Miss Irene Atwill WINSOR, daughter of Captain Jesse and Mrs. WINSOR of this place.  The bride, who entered on the arm of her father, looked handsome, being dressed in a brown traveling suit with hat rimmed with feathers to match.  At the altar she was attended by her aunt, Mrs. Edgar HANN, who was dressed in chiffon taffeta and wore a black hat with large feathers and wore a corsage of roses.  The ceremony was musical throughout and after singing of "the Voice that breathed o'er Eden " the bridal party went to the vestry to sign while they were leaving the Church the Wedding March pealed forth its joyous notes. Sleighs were awaiting the bridal party at the door and amid good wishes and congratulations the happy couple sped homeward.


Mon. Feb. 23, 1925



At 7:30 o'clock on Saturday night Mrs. J. S. TAIT passed peacefully away, at the General Hospital, where she had been under treatment for some days.  A few weeks ago her health began to fail, and the very serious character of her illness soon became evident.  All that skill and devoted service could do was done, but without avail.  Mrs. TAIT was spared pain, and awaited the call with serenity and courage; on Wednesday she became unconscious, and three days later fell on sleep.

In Brigus, during the earlier years of her long residence in Newfoundland, Mrs. TAIT was held in affection; and gave liberally of her time and helpfulness to the church and community life of the town.  About 35 years ago she came to St. John's where her willing and faithful service in the various philanthropies and in connection with Gower Street Church, especially in Missionary effort, will long be remembered.  Her passing leaves a very real vacancy in the hearts of her many friends and co-workers.

Mrs. TAIT, formerly Miss CALKIN was a native of Albert County, New Brunswick, the daughter of the late James CALKIN, Esq., who died when she was quite young.  Of her immediate family there are left to mourn their deep and irreparable loss, her husband Dr. J. Sinclair TAIT, one daughter, Miss Elsie TAIT and three sons, DR. Arch TAIT of this city, Dr. Harold TAIT, of Dighton, Mass. U.S.A. and Mr. Bert TAIT, Barrister, and joint Editor of the Newfoundland Weekly of Boston; also six grand-children, in Sackville are two sisters, Mrs. Amelia CAHOUN, and Mrs. Alice COLE, to whom the tidings of her departure will bring profound grief.

The funeral takes place this afternoon from her late residence 4 Patrick Street at 3 o'clock.


A well known mariner in the person of Captain George SPRACKLIN passed to his reward at 11 o'clock yesterday at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. George HAMPTON, Mundy Pond Road.  Deceased had been ill only a few days as on Thursday he was able to be about and paid his customary visit to the dock premises.  The end came suddenly just as he had completed preparations for going to bed.  Death was due to heart failure.  Captain SPRACKLIN was born at Brigus, C. B., on January 28th, 1853, and at an early age began to follow the sea.  Besides his connection with the mercantile marine in his younger days, he went whaling as mate with the late Captain Arthur JACKMAN, and as second hand wirh him for many years at the seal fishery.  A man of unusual physique, he was noted for his hardihood and endurance.  In 1900 he entered the employ of the Reid Newfoundland Company as mate of the S.S. Glencoe, from 1904 to 1908 was master of the Argyle, for the next three years he was in command of the Glencoe, and from 1911 to 1916 was in charge of the steamer Bruce, Invermore, Lintrose, New Bruce and Kyle, in turn on the, on the Cabot Strait Service.  In 1916 he succeeded Captain P. DELANEY as Ship's Husband, which position he held till September last, when he was pensioned.  He wife predeceased him about two years ago, but two sons and a daughter, residing in the states, survive him.  The remains will be forwarded by tomorrow morning's train to Brigus for interment.


The funeral of the late Miss Lillian COWAN, younger daughter of Mr. John COWAN took place Saturday afternoon, interment being at the General Protestant Cemetery.  The burial service was conducted by the Rev. D. L. NICHOL.  Miss COWAN passed peacefully away following a long and trying illness on Thursday last.  In the Sunday School work of the Congregational Church, where she was a faithful energetic and enthusiastic worker, she will be greatly missed.  Her happy disposition made her a particular favorite with the little ones who were placed under her care, and she gave freely of her time in their behalf.  Left to mourn beside her aged father, are five brothers, Henry E., Ernest, Peter, of this city. Albert and Edward of Canada, and one sister, Miss Florence COWAN.


A highly esteemed lady passed to her eternal reward at 1.30 a.m. yesterday, Sunday, in the person of Marcella McGrath, relict of Silas G. KNIGHT, fortified by all the rites of the Holy Church, in the 77th year of age.  The deceased was the youngest daughter of the late John and Mary McGRATH, and niece of the architect McGRATH, who came to St. John's about 82 years ago in connection with the work of the Cathedral, but returned to Ireland after a short time in this city.  Her maternal ancestors came to St. John's in the latter part of the 18th century, and Mrs. KNIGHT up to the time of her death, was the second surviving member of the third generation in this country, H. F. SHORTIS being now the last.  Her mother and grandmother came from Tramore, County Waterford, and her father also came from Ireland, Mrs. KNIGHT was a type of the good old families, and a model as a devoted wife and mother, whose chief thought, outside her religion, was her late husband, her children and her home.  The deceased had been in ill-health for the past six months; her condition becoming gradually more and more serious, she passed peacefully away.  She was a woman of splendid personality and exemplified in her daily life all the beauties of the catholic wife and mother.

She maintained almost to the last her brightness, courage and cheer, characteristics which were typical of her throughout her whole life.

The deceased leaves to mourn three sons, Fred W. and Arthur, in St. John's, George in Montreal; two daughters, Mrs. Frank SNOW and Mrs. Thos. O'MARA, of this city; also 28 grand children 6 great grandchildren , many relations and hosts of friends to mourn their sad loss:- Requiescat in peace.


The death occurred early yesterday morning at the residence of his uncle, William EVANS, 23 Starr Street, aged 56 years.  The deceased, who was a native of Newfoundland, had been ill for only a short while.  He is survived by a son, a daughter, one brother and one sister.  Interment will take place in Halifax. -  Halifax Chronicle Feb. 16th

Wed. Feb. 25, 1925



A very pretty military wedding took place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist last evening when Beatrice Robins, youngest daughter of the late Jas. R. and Mrs. STICK was united in Holy Bonds of Matrimony to Capt. Eric R. A. CHAFE, M.C., of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi G. CHAFE; the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Canon JEEVES, C.F., Rector of the Cathedral, assisted by Rev. A. B. S. STERLING, Rector of St. Mary's.

The bride was attired in a costume of brown velour cloth with gold lace hat and carrying a shower bouquet of white carnations and orange blossoms looked charming as she entered the Cathedral leaning on the arm of her brother, Capt. L. T. STICK, I. A. R.  Mrs. F. Ronald CLARK attended the bride as matron of honor, and wore a costume of gray velvet, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations.  The groom was supported by his brother, Lt. Ronald McKendrick CHAFE.  Mr. F. R. CLARK and Dr. J. L. DICKSON acted as ushers, and Mr. Fred J. KING presided at the organ.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's sister, Devon Row, where a delightful supper was served and the customary toasts duly honored.  The colour scheme of the table was carried out in the colors of the Royal Nfld. Regiment - claret and white.  For the cutting of the wedding cake the bride used the sword worn by her husband.  The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents, testifying to her popularity.  Capt. and Mrs. CHAFE leave by the Silvia for Canada where the honeymoon will be spent.  Their very many friends extend to the gallant officer and his fair bride very best wishes for a long and happy life.


The Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sunday evening, Feb. 22nd, when Miss Anna M. BROWNE, daughter of Mr. Patrick BROWNE, H. M. Customs, was united in matrimony to Mr. Peter L. BATTCOCK, of the Nfld. government Railway Machine shops.  The ceremony was performed by right Rev. Monsignor McDERMOTT, V.G.  The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, whilst sister Mary Josephine played the Wedding March.  She was prettily attired in brown silk crepe-de-chene, with black picture hat, and carried a bouquet of carnations and tulips; and was attended by Miss BATTCOCK, sister of the groom.  Mr. Peter BROWNE, brother of the bride, acted as best man.  After the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the home of the bride's parents, Gower Street when supper was partaken of and the usual toasts honored.  Many and costly were the presents received, showing the esteem in which they are held by their many friends, who join in wishing them many years of wedded bliss.

Thur. Feb. 26, 1925



Dublin - John DILLON, the old leader of the Irish Party, has solemnly warned his countrymen of the Irish Free State that they are bankrupt.

Speaking in Dublin, he said that he had been warning business men and bankers for the last two years that they were living in a fool's paradise.  Criticising the system of issuing public accounts, he said that the land annuities were all due to the British Treasury.  They were British loans, and the money did not belong to Ireland at all.

The Free State Army was the greatest extravagance.  A standing army in a small country was nothing short of a crime and an act of insanity.

Fifty millions were spent on the army last year, and twenty millions budgeted for this year, when the people were starving.  Ireland had no need for an army, and the army, from the day it was founded, until the present day, was the curse of Ireland.

"I fear we will have to pass through a worse state before it will begin to mend.  I do not believe it is within the power of any man to unite the Irish people," he concluded.



- Passed peacefully away at the Goulds, Walter WALSH, aged 68, leaving a wife, 3 sons and two daughters to mourn their sad loss. - R.I.P.




A gloom was cast over North harbor, Placentia Bay, on November 12th by the sudden and unexpected death of one of its oldest resident in the person of Edmund REID.  The deceased was sick for about ten days when death calmed him.  All that loving hands could do for him was done but to no avail.  God willed otherwise.  He was always of a kind disposition and was loved by all who knew him, a favorite with the children and the young people, he was known to them as Uncle Ned.  His home was always open to strangers or those who needed his help in any way.  He was a devoted Christian for over twenty-five years and by his death the Methodist Church has lost a faithful member the home a loving husband and father and the community a trusted and noble friend.  His last years were spent in trying to win souls for God and in building up the

Methodist Church and although dead we feel the he still speaketh, and that our loss is his gain.  He was laid to rest in the Methodist Cemetery and his funeral was one of the largest ever held at North Harbor.  The L. O. A. walked before the coffin to the grave where an appropriate service was held by his brethren.  Left to mourn are his wife, three sons, Henry, John and William; also one daughter, Mrs. Joseph PAFFORD, who has passed through other and many sorrows.  Since the death of her father she has had to part with her daughter Gertie, aged 21 years, also her son Rolfophson aged 19 years, and her husband Josiah PAFFORD, which caused the trouble to be almost unbearable, but we trust and hope that God in his mercy will be a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow.  Heartfelt sympathy is felt for both these families in their hour of great trouble and loneliness.


North Hr.  P.B.

Mon. Mar. 2, 1925



- On Sunday afternoon March 1st, Samuel H. GARLAND, in his 85th year, late of H.M. Customs.  Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 45 Hayward Avenue.  Friends please accept this the only intimation.


- On the 1st, 1925 after a short illness, Mary, eldest daughter of Catherine and the late Capt. Michael CONNORS, in her 21st year. She leaves to mourn her sad loss mother, two sisters, and one brother.  Funeral on Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 11 William's Lane.


- On March 1st, James Robert WHITE, aged 71 years, of Trinity, leaving one brother, William in Trinity, one daughter Mrs. Geo. ABBOTT, Argentia, one son George in Boston, and two sons Ernest and Robert of the city.  Funeral today Monday, at 3 o'clock from his late residence, 212 water Street West.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.


- Suddenly, Feb 27th, John COX, aged 77 years.  Funeral today Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. Capt. HARVEY, 55 Patrick Street.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.

"Asleep in Jesus.  Who can weep

For those who sleep so calm a sleep.

Then let the living for the dead.

In Christ, by Christ be comforted."

Inserted by his dear friends, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Harvey


Marguerite, the 20 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. James COLBERT, of Signal Hill Road, died on Sunday night of injuries received the previous afternoon through falling into a tub of boiling water.  It appears that the child, while the mother was engaged for a moment with another child, sat on the edge of the tub and suddenly toppled over into it.  She was hurried to hospital as quickly as possible but despite every attention, passed away on Sunday night.  The sympathy of all will be extended to Mr. and Mrs. COLBERT of the death of their little one under such lamentable circumstances.

Sat. May 7, 1925



The passing of Mrs. C. E. A. JEFFERY has brought sadness to many.  A week ago she was engaged in the customary activities.  Today her hands are folded on her breast, and she had fallen on the sleep of transition.  On her husband and child the blow falls with severity.  Altercating hopes and fears combined for a few days, but, when on Thursday afternoon Mr. JEFFERY was summoned from the Legislative Chamber, where he was performing his duties as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, it was generally realized that the hour of parting was drawing near.  He reached the hospital in time to farewell.  She lingered for several hours and then passed peacefully away to the larger life.  Mrs. Grace JEFFERY was the only daughter of the late G. C. FEARN.  She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, educated at Bedford High School and at Venrae, Holland.  In 1908 she came to St. John's , where she quickly won merited reputation in her profession as a nurse. for some time she was Matron of the Tubercular Sanatorium at Jenson Camp.

She was married to Mr. C. E. A. JEFFERY, now Editor of the Evening Telegram, in December 1914, at Sutton, in the County of Surrey, England, shortly after the arrival of the Canadian contingent of which Mr. JEFFERY was a member.  During the years of the war her health, which was never robust, was considerably undermined by its stress and strain.  She to, had answered the call of country, and rendered devoted service in a sector which was frequently bomber by German aeroplanes.

In March 1919, after demobilization, Mrs. JEFFERY returned to St. John's.  She was then, and since ore or less an invalid, but so far as strength, and indomitable resolve permitted, she took part in helpful service and was prominent in many philanthropic and educational activities, notably in connection with the Feildian Ladies Association of which she was President.

She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, an only daughter, Moreen, and two brothers, Frank residing in Vancouver, B.C. and Percy, who is engaged in business in this city, to all of whom the sympathy of the public goes forth in this time of their sad bereavement, and in special measure to her partner and comrade.


After an illness of six months, during which he bore his suffering with remarkable resignation and fortitude, Patrick J. O'NEIL, late of H. M. Customs, passed to his reward at 10 o'clock last night.  Born in this city on September 6th, 1855, he served his apprenticeship at the tailoring trade, and in 1877 opened business for himself which he conducted successfully till about 1898, when he was appointed Landing Waiter in H. M Customs which position he held till his death. As a boy he enrolled in the juvenile T. A. & B. Society of which he was President from 1870 to 1874 and from 1887 to 1896 he held a similar office in the senior body.  Under his leadership the Society prospered and the membership greatly increased.  After the fire of 1892 he rendered valuable service as chairman of the Trades Committee and at one time contested the election in St. John's east, but without success.  He was prominent as an amateur actor in his younger days, and as manager of the Old Favorites did much to bring that troupe into prominence locally.  Possessed of unusual musical ability be was a leading members of the Terra Nova Band till it went out of existence, A companionable acquaintance, agreeable and gentlemanly, the late P. J O'NEIL had a host of friends who will learn of his passing with deep regret.  He leaves a widow, one brother, William, of Theater Hill, one sister, Mrs. W. POWER, of California, and four daughters, Mrs. F. J. WADDEN and Mrs. Jas. SAGE, of this city, and Misses Josie and Mary at home, to whom much sympathy will be extended.


At Messrs. A. Harvey & Co's bakery, yesterday morning, an accident occurred, as a result of which Mr. James SULLIVAN now lies at the General Hospital with his left hand in a badly mangled condition.  Mr. SULLIVAN was working at the hard bread mixer which was in operation, and whilst in the act of turning off the machine, his hand, in some unaccountable way, got caught in the cogwheels.  His cries attracted some of his co-workers who rushed to his assistance and turned off the machine, but not before Mr. SULLIVAN's hand was seriously injured.  Dr. KNIGHT was called and after temporarily dressing the injured hand, ordered the man to the hospital, where he was immediately rushed and where an operation was found necessary.


During the course of last night's hockey game, Mr. M. POWER, of the Terra Nova's team received a nasty cut in the leg, when he fell in a collision with Hubert RENDELL of the Feildans, whose skate cut POWER's ;eg.  Dr. FOX dressed the wound, but it will be necessary to insert stitches in it to-day.  RENDELL also was forced to leave the ice for a short time, owing to having a tooth broken off in a collision with J. CANNING, whose stick struck him.


Shortly after four o'clock yesterday afternoon an alarm of fire from box 226 brought the Companies to the house of Mrs. T. DUGGAN, James St. where a slight fire was in progress.  It is thought that the blaze was caused by some boys throwing lighted matches in through a broken window.  Very little damage was done and the all-out sounded seven minutes later.


The engagement of Miss Mabel Sylvia MOORE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MOORE of LeMarchant Road, to Mr. Edgar George EWING, of this city, is announced.

Sat. Mar. 14, 1925



The passing of Mrs. O'FLAHERTY, of Northern Bay, has left a void in the hearts of her many friends, and has shed a tinge of sadness throughout the whole of our little community.  Her disposition was such that all who knew her greatly respect her, and her cheery smile and familiar salutation will be sincerely missed.

Her sterling character was vividly portrayed in her many excellent qualities and rare gifts.  Being of an intelligent mind and well read she took a keen interest in affairs of both church and state, and although not being able to take an active part, her deep interest was plainly shown in her many anxious queries.

With calm endurance she bore her great suffering - and great they were - for months she suffered intense pain, but her fortitude and patience never wavered.  She daily visited by the good priest and anxious friends unceasingly administered to her wants but death, "to whom all must bow", hovered near, and for the past week she awaited only the summons.  On Saturday night, strengthened by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church, she peacefully closed her eyes in death to await the just reward - the crown celestial - of an exemplary life.

Mrs. O'FLAHERTY was seventy three years of age and she leaves to mourn her demise, one sister and brother, both residing in Lynn, Mass., an adopted son, Mr. Richard GEAR, with whom she lived in Northern Bay, and a large circle of friends to whom sincere sympathy in extended.- Requiescat in peace.


Northern Bay, March 9th 1925

Tue. Mar. 17, 1925



- On Sunday, March 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. FARDY, 50 Mullock Street, a daughter.


- On March 13th, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert N. EBSARY, 125 South Side, a daughter.



- Passed peacefully away last evening, Bessie, beloved wife of Edward SHAW, leaving husband and son to mourn her loss.  Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 from her late residence, Shaw's Lane. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation.


- On Saturday morning the 14th after a short illness, Edward HOWLETT, (school teacher) of Tor's Cove, aged 60 years, leaving three daughters and three sons to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral this morning at 11 o'clock from T. J. Martin Mortuary Rooms, New Gower Street, to the Railway Station.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.  - R.I.P.



- The funeral of the late Maria NORRIS will take place this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. George ANDREWS, 123 Pleasant Street, instead of from S. G. Collier Co.'s Mortuary Rooms as advertised on Saturday.

Fri. Mar. 20, 1925



We report the funeral of Mr. George S. HOWELL of Carbonear on the 17th of March, after a comparatively long sickness from about September 19, 1923, when he was stricken with paralysis.  He was confined to his home until Friday, when he was stricken fatally, and died on early Saturday the 14th March.  Almost his entire active life was spent at the Labrador fishery in which he was fairly successful, and from which he retired some five years ago.  He was an accredited member of the Methodist Church, was very orthodox on the old lines, believed in the old Scripture doctrine of "Ruin by the Fall, Redemption by Jesus Christ, and Regeneration by the Holy Spirit."  He bore a good character, but from his home near the Virgin Spring, beyond the Carbonear Hills, some two miles away, was a frequenter of the House of God, as was his brother. Frank, also.  Several of the Orange Association, of which he was a member, and many other friends attended his funeral to the Methodist Cemetery here.  He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, and a daughter May, who is now Mrs. H. E. OXFORD, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a brother Frank, a sister Lottie, now widow of Mr. Wm. DAVIS, and living in the States, four sons, John C. of New York City, George Douglas of Rhode Island, New Jersey, William H. of Waltham, Mass, the elder son, and Hubert of Carbonear.  Having frequently visited his during his long illness, we have often been cheered to find almost invariably peace and resignation in his confinement and privation, and with a message of suffering.  To the sorrowing friends at Carbonear and the States we commend the faith and the grace that supported and comforted him so long in the trying hour.

F. G. W.

Carbonear, March 18th, 1925

Mon. Mar. 23, 1925



- This morning Michael J., eldest son of John W. LARKIN.  Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 71 Queen's Road.


- Passed peacefully away last evening, George S. WHITE, beloved son of Susannah and the late George WHITE, Heart's Content, Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from No. 3 Golf Avenue.  Friends will please accept this the only intimation.


- Passed peacefully away on Sunday 22nd, after a short illness Isabelle Alma, beloved daughter of Rendell and Bessie IVANY, aged 12 years and seven months, leaving father, mother, one brother and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.  Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 83 Springdale Street.


Mr. and Mrs. Franklin LEGGE, Heart's Content, beg to express their sincere thanks to all kind friends for many acts of kindness, message of condolence and wreaths, etc., sent to them during their late bereavement through the loss of their darling child Clarence, who departed this life March 7th. — Not lost but gone before.

Fri. Mar. 27, 1925



At the General Hospital yesterday morning, Mrs. Joseph MOORE passed to the Great Beyond.  For some time her health had been impaired.  All that skilled physicians and tender ministrations could do was done, but without avail.  Only one hope remained, and that a desperate one.  Surgery might accomplish restoration, but the operation would prove critical was fully recognized.  With calm courage and Christian resignation the decision was made but hope, remote through they had been, failed in fruition and the gentle spirit passed to it's Creator.


, formerly Miss MIFFLIN, was a native of Bonavista.  In early life she undertook educational work in St. Anthony, where the late Henry MOORE conducted a flourishing business, in which he was assisted by his two elder sons, who at his death, established the firm of J & F Moore.  To the senior partner, Mr. Joseph MOORE, she was married, and in St. Anthony , she lived for some years.  When the Deep Sea Mission was first established there, her hospitable home received Dr. GRENFELL as a guest.  We use the word Hospitable in the fullness of its meaning, for its doors were ever open, and within was ever a welcome.  Many a Minister, and many a visitor to St. Anthony recall the kindness and the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. MOORE, and as they read of the death of this estimable lady will pay the tribute of a sigh and "ope" the sacred source of sympathetic tears.

She leaves to mourn their irreparable loss her husband, Mr. Joseph MOORE, and her two daughters, Mrs. Ernest GEAR, and Miss Olive MOORE, to whom and especially to the bereaved husband, the sincere sympathy of a host of friends will go forth in this time of separation and of sorrow.


Friends after friend departs, and in a community such as ours every departing creates a void which leaves a lasting impression of sorrow on all who are left in the neighourhood.  Especially in this the case when the head of a family is taken suddenly and at an age which we are prone to consider hardly past the prime of manhood.  On the evening of March 20th, Mr. Eliel BISHOP, whose health for the past few months has been failing, but who had that day walked around and conversed with many of his neighours and who up to the end was sitting in his home talking cheerfully with a few of his friends passed quietly into the great beyond.

Left to mourn their sad loss irreparable from as earthly standpoint, are his wife, two sons, S. James operator with the Nfld. railway Co. at Notre Dame Junction; Gilbert A., living at home; one daughter, Mrs. LEAMON of Brigus, two grandchildren, and four brothers, three of whom Henry, Edward C. and Noah reside here and Samuel J., who is Sub Collector at Port Union.

A large congregation attended the funeral this afternoon when what was mortal of our late friend was laid to rest in God's acre.  The burial service was read by the Rev. H. V. WHITEHOUSE who also preached a very impressive sermon on the subject of our Saviour's Victory, which had robbed death of its sting.

Many tokens of heartfelt sympathy have been received by the bereaved relatives, both from those friends who live near and also from several whose only available means of rendering the same was by telegram or letter.  The members of the sorrow stricken family wish through the columns of your widely read journal to sincere thanks all those whose kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy in words or act have helped to mitigate their grief.


Burnt Head, March 23rd, 1925

Tue. Mar. 31, 1925



At 2 a.m. on Thursday, the 26th, fortified by the last Sacrament of Holy Church, there passed within the realms of the blest, at her home in Riverhead, Ellen Frances, beloved wife of Mr. M. J. MacKAY.  Deceased was educated at the Presentation Convent, Harbour Grace, and spent many years in the teaching profession.  As a teacher she was highly successful, always retaining the affection of her pupils and the kind co-operation of their parents.  In 1897 she married and soon after engaged with her husband in a general grocery business at Riverhead, into which she threw all her time and energy, and as a result under direction it grew to be highly successful.  By her marriage she had one daughter that died at the age of seven years.

A few months ago she was seized with an insidious disease, which despite the best medical skill and careful nursing proved fatal.  The deceased lady was of a kind and generous disposition, always ready to lend a helping hand to the poor, and it may be truly said of her that no poor or needy person crossed her threshold without sharing her hospitality and she will be missed and deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.  In church matters she always took a prominent part and gave generously and freely for these purposes.  She bore her illness with great Christian fortitude, never murmuring and conscious to the last moment, surrounded by many friends, loving brothers and a devoted husband she passed peacefully and calmly away.

Her remains were take to St. Joseph's Church on Saturday morning where Requiem Mass was offered by Father O'NEIL for the repose of her soul.  The burial service was performed immediately after the Mass and then the funeral reformed, which was largely attended testifying to the esteem in which the deceased was held, and wended its way to the R. C. Cemetery at Harbor Grace, where her body was laid within the family plot of her parents, there to await the final call on resurrection morn.  May her soul rest in peace.


Riverhead, Hr. Grace, March 28th

Fri. Apr. 3, 1925



"Leaves have their time to fall,

And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath;

The Stars to set but all,

Thou hast all seasons of thine own, O Death!"

That "Death loves a shining mark" was sadly verified on the 30th March last when the spirit of another ex-pupil of Placentia Convent, Rose DELANEY, with the bloom of youth on her brow, left its tenement of clay and winged its flight to God who gave it.  Premature death is always sad but it becomes doubly so when the victim is one of those whom to know is to love. Rose was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DELANEY of Town side Placentia; she has been ill but a short time, and her passing came as a shock.  Her admirable, carefree disposition and cherry smile won the hearts of all whether of her schoolmates of the good days just finished, or of those grown to mature years who were won't to hear the greeting of that merry voice, now, alas, stilled in death.  Rose had completed her eighteenth year in September and the tender girlish flower was beginning the bloom of charming womanhood, retaining still the simplicity and innocence of childhood.  But God saw fit to take her as His own, as a child of Mary to meet His beloved Mother, and to those left to mourn the Christian hope holds forth a reunion beyond the grave.  Rev Fr. O'FLAHERTY visited her daily during her illness and prepared her to hear the earthly end with calm resignation, fortified by the rites of Holy Mother Church.  Her funeral took place on Wednesday, and a large concourse of mourners accompanied her body to its final resting place in Mount Carmel Cemetery.  Left to mourn besides a loving father and mother, are three brothers, William, who holds a responsible position at Grand Falls, and who was present at her death bed, James residing in New York and Ronald of the United States Navy, now at San Francisco on the battleship Seattle, to all of whom we extend sincere sympathy in their great loss.

Mon. Apr. 13, 1925


Captain James PIKE sailed on his last voyage yesterday afternoon.  For sixty years he has been known as one of the most daring, skillful, and successful of Newfoundland's Captains Courageous.  Sprung from a sea faring family he had added luster to the name, and there will be very real regret in more places than his native Carbonear, when the tidings of his passing are received.

His last vessel was the good ship Flora named after Mrs. W. P. MUNN, of Harbour Grace and which later was purchase by Bowring's.   The Flora was one of the finest of Newfoundland's foreign fleet, and at no time has an abler or more respected commander than "Captain Jim." Out of Munn's employ in the eighties and early nineties sailed some of the finest navigators, men capable, courageous and fearless.  Amongst them were the brothers Captain Joshua and James PIKE, Orestes FOOTE, Joseph TAYLOR, F. W. GOLDER and Gilbert JOYCE.  All have crossed the bar, except the last named, who has just returned from the ice fields in the good ship Neptune.  During recent years Captain PIKE has lived in retirement, at the famous "Beach" of Carbonear, never idle, busy on the land, keenly interested in old Ocean, and closely following contemporary history, viewing it far off but with a cheerfulness and an interest that age could neither lose nor lessen.

During this month the veteran sailor man was born eighty- four years ago.  To the last his physical strength was in large measured retained and he faced the last adventure with characteristic courage, and a mind as clear and a vision as penetrating as in those bye-gone days when he boldly faced the perils of the sea, and so frequently brought his gallant ship into safe anchorage.

Left to mourn their great loss are his widow, daughter of the late Richard Hayward TAYLOR, of Carbonear, a sister, Miss Eliza PIKE, who resided with him, three sons, Frank, Manager of the Bank of Montreal Branch at Edmonton; James, President of the Kleskim Ranch Company on the Peace River, Athabaska, and representative of the Ransome Hubbard Furring Company; and Frederick, Inspector of the Bank of Montreal, residing at Edmonton; one daughter, Mrs. Hubert SOPER of Carbonear; and eleven grandchildren.  Interment will take place at Carbonear probably on tomorrow.

So passes another of Carbonear's best sons and citizens, strong in convictions, kindly in impulses, loyal to his friends and true to all— a virile man and a good one.  The comrades of his early years, one by one, had put to sea; and in the Eternal haven will be reunion.  Tennyson's glorious verse was his also: -

"For tho' from out our bourne of

Time and Place

               the flood may bear me far.

I hope to see my pilot face to face

    when I have crossed the Bar"


Yesterday, (Easter Sunday) at 4 p.m. as bright young life was called to its Maker, in the person of Miss Gertrude OLIPHANT.  In the present of her family, including her uncle, Rev. Father GOUGH, P.P., Portugal Cove, she breathed her last, after an illness of nearly three years, and those who were present at the end, states that they have never witnessed a more edifying scene.  Truly it may be said of her that she died as she lived.  Gertie, as she was familiarly known to her schoolmates, was possessed of a loving personality, and her host of friends will be deeply sorry to hear of her passing. Those of us who knew her intimately will not regret the passing of a dear friend, but also of one who, during her long illness, bore it with fortitude surpassed only by resignation when she knew the end was near.  To her stricken parents, Head Constable and Mrs. OLIPHANT, Ethel, her sister, Jack and Douglas, her brother, the sympathy of the entire community will be tendered.

Mon. Apr. 27, 1925



- At 4.30 Sunday morning Susan Nichols, after a short illness, leaving to mourn, a husband, two sons and two daughter.  Funeral from her late residence, 38 Mullock street, Tuesday at 2.30 p.m.


- There passed peacefully away on the 26th at 2 p.m. Andrew ELLIOT, aged 63 years, leaving to mourn, a wife, 5 daughter and two sons.  Funeral from his late residence, 19 William Street on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.


- Passed peacefully away on Saturday, April 25th, from Phthisis, Ethel Mary, aged 23 years, daughter of her late Michael and Bridget CANTWELL.  Funeral takes place Monday, at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Mr. H. WILSON, 33 Cook's Street.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.

MORRISSEY - Suddenly on Saturday morning, Patrick MORRISSEY, aged 79 years, leaving a wife at home and one son, Capt. Patrick in New York and one brother in Boston.  Funeral today, Monday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence Water Street West, opposite Victoria park.  Friends and acquaintance please accept this the only intimation.


- At the Sanatarium, Friday, April 24th, after a long illness Clara Carew, wife of the late A. H. O'KEEFE, leaving one son in New York and one daughter at home; two sisters, Mrs. W. POWER, of this city, and Mrs. Thomas ROSE of Halifax. Funeral will take place on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Richard HOPKINS, 2 Monroe Street.  R.I. P.-

Halifax and New York papers please copy

Fri. May 8, 1925



A very quite but pretty wedding took place at Cambridge, Mass. April 16th, the contracting parties being Miss Irene WILLIAMS and Mr. Chesley DRISCOLL.  After the wedding ceremony, a quite reception was given to the immediate relatives of the bride and groom at the residence of the bride's aunt Mrs. A. J. McCOUBREY, Lexington, Mass.  The bride looked very neat, gowned in white satin with veil and orange blossoms.  She was ably assisted by Miss M. DRISCOLL, sister of the groom, and Miss Dorothy HUDSON, her cousin, while the groom was supported by his cousin, Mr. H. WOODLAND, and Mr. Frank McCOUBREY, cousin of the bride.   The presents received were many and costly, including several cheques from parents of both bride and groom, as well as other relatives.  After the reception the bride and groom entrained for a honeymoon trip to New York.  Miss WILLIAMS will be remembered as a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan WILLIAMS, of the well known hotel at Forest Pond.


At the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, there was solemnized yesterday, the marriage of Miss Eva COWAN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. COWAN, to Mr. Albert VAUGHAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. VAUGHAN, and Baker on the S.S. Silvia.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. CARTER and only the relatives and immediate friends of the contracting parties were present.  The bride was attired in Mexican brown vela and was attended by Misses Gertrude SPURRELL and Pauline VAUGHAN.  Mr. Herbert VAUGHAN, brother of the groom, performed the duties of best man.  After the ceremonies a reception was held following which the bride and groom boarded the S.S. Silvia to proceed on a short wedding trip.  Many beautiful presents were received, showing the high regard in which Mr. and Mrs. VAUGHAN are held by their friends who wish them long years of wedded bliss.


Tue. May 12, 1925



Editor Daily News:

Dear Sir - I wish to tender the thanks of Jonathan M. EARLE, for the able way you dealt with my letter enquiring for the Administrators of the William EARLE Estate.  Perhaps I omitted to mention that the said William EARLE was the son of Admiral John EARLE who resided at Juggler's Cove, also fortified Belle Isle.  There are quite a number of the family in Newfoundland, some of whom reside at Bay Roberts East, Conception Bay.  I understand that one of the family have in their possession the Bible which contains the names and dates of the family of the EARLE.  Again thanking you in anticipation, I am, Sir.


Acting on behalf of Jonathan Earle.

Newcastle-on-Tyne, April 26, 1925.


The following interesting bit of history of the CARTER family is furnished by Miss MORRIS, Librarian of the Legislature, who received them from the late Sheriff CARTER ten years ago.

In the year 1762, the French took Newfoundland, re-taken by the English. Robert CARTER, one of the early or probably the first pioneers from Devon, England, had previously established a mercantile business at Ferriland (on the premises now owned by Sheriff CARTER, and occupied by Alan GOODRIDGE & Sons.) paced provisions and necessaries for the support of the garrison at the Isle of Bois, where also a number of distressed inhabitants had fled for protection and remained there from June 24th to October 9th 1762, and at the same time at his own expense fitted out a fleet of one hundred smacks manned by his fishermen, and commanded by himself in order to assist in resisting the landing of the French at Bay Bulls.  On their arriving there they found that the enemy had withdrawn, and had taken possession of St. John's from which the invaders were afterwards driven out by a naval and military force commanded by Lord COLVILLE and Colonel AMHERST.

Robert CARTER was the progenitor of the CARTER family (William CARTER, later Judge of the Admiralty, his son, was the grandfather of Sir F. B. T. CARTER.  He resided many years in Ferriland which at that period was considered to be the capital of the Island, and the station of His Majesty's ships of war; they were laid up at the Pool, Ferriland for the winter months.  At the Isle of Bois was granted by the Imperial Government.  With the privilege of flying the White Ensign, to the CARTER family, as a recognition of their patriotic services at that and on other occasions during the French invasion of the Island.

The above notes were given to me by Sheriff CARTER in January 1915.


Mon. May 18, 1925



- After a short illness, Samuel RUBY, aged 85 years, leaving a wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral takes place at 1 o'clock Monday, from his late residence, the Goulds, to the Church of England Cemetery, St. John's.


- On May 17th, Lochlan STEEL, darling child of Archibald and Ida STEEL, aged 8 months.  Funeral at 3 p.m. to-day, from Macklin Place.

"We watched till Jesus came and took our loved one home"

(NOTE:  The left side letters of this article was hard to read, so I have tried to put together the sentences as best as I could)



(By the Rev. Charles LENCH)



Few places in Newfoundland have history as interesting as Brigus.  We have only come in contact with the place and people, and spend a little time in studying their origin to find that many of the old stock were well connected with the English upper class.  What brought them to Brigus is a mystery.  They came and brought names with them that set us thinking.

The 17th century was turned to good account by the forbears of the present generation, say from about 1840, a little before and after.  They settled down on the land and cleared it following the dual position of Fisher-farmer.  Then came the Government enumerator and took a census and we get the backward glance and see what they have been doing the previous seventy or eighty years.  The results of that interesting visit in 1807? To every plantation is with us today and we have a most interesting document that gives us the results of those investigations.


Here in this interesting inventory we learn the names of the people who inhabited Brigus one and a quarter centuries ago.

Some obtained their holdings from their immediate relations, others found them lying void and clearedthem, while some paid down cash for their possessions.  Those who cleared them acted in harmony with the Act of William III and the boundaries are given most accurately in the document.  We start from Frog Marsh, on the Southside.

William PHELAN obtained possession by taking it in hand and bringing fertility out of rugged nature.

John WALKER got his easier by the kindness of his Mother-In-Law.

Widow KING and Sons purchased their holding for £26-0-0 from Conway HEIGHINGTON, a very old Bristol firm.


cleared his own estate according to Act of William III.  200 yards from high water mark by 67? Yards.

Thomas ROSE.  He also cut and cleared his own estate on 1802.

James HAYS came in 1798.  HE cut and cleared his fine holding which was 180 yards by 98 yards.

John and Isaac CLARKE had owned their plantation for 33 years.

Charles MERCER owned 105 yards from East to West for eleven years.

James GOUSHOE owned 202 yards from East to West for twenty-three years.

Ambrose SPARKS obtained his right and title as the gift of his grandfather.

John MORGAN got possession of his property through his father-in-law, presumably a wedding dowry.

John SPARKS obtained his in the same way.  One labors and others enter into their labors.

James ANTLE was the forerunner of a splendid race of men, at home or at the fishery, whether the Cod or Seal, it didn't matter.  HE cut and cleared his own estate 164 yards by 196.

John NOEL had quite a place for the past two years.

George and John KEMP got their estate through its being void at River Head.  This was the dock for building vessels.

William ANTLE Jr. purchased this place from William NEWMAN.

Edward PERCEY's had been in the family since 1769.

Joseph RICHARDS' land lay in close proximity to the Church of England and Methodist Churches.  Purchased this from Thos. GILL.

William PERCEY, known as the "Admiral," the son of Stephen, held possession of this estate, which had been in the family for 120 years.  He took possession in 1770.  They have the oldest records in Brigus.  He also owned a fishing room on the Island.

John and William BARTLETT in 1780 purchased their estate from T. LeDREW for £26-0-0.  You wouldn't buy much of a plantation to-day for $130.00.  This was the homestead of the BARTLETT family in Brigus.

William ANTLE Sr. claimed his estate in 1700.  His ancestors had held it for 96 years.

Stephen PERCEY, son of Stephen, obtained his through his father's will.  HE hired it to Kemp & Co., the millionaires of Pool, for an annual rental of £6-0-0.  A poor business man could not pay more than that rent.  This was situated near the Tunnel.

William ROBERTS held an estate for 70 years.  He never met an Isaiah who admonished Hezekiah "to sethis house in order."  He had five sons and left his estate intestate, leaving the sons to settle it among themselves.

Walter PHEALAN bought his estate from Isaac and Thomas ROBERTS for £8-0-9.  Queer they should add on 9 pence.  Perhaps there is a tale to the nine-pence.  The place was 171 yards by 72, not a bad bargain.

Dinah ROBERTS came into possession by a deed of gift from her father, evidently no boys around.  It had been in the family for 80 years at the end of the survey.

John RABBIT Sr. and his Nephew, John RABBITS, Jr. must have joint possession according to the deed.  Their Mother's deed of gift.  This was near the Bridge.

William ROBERTS Sr. had possession from 1768.  William LANE sold it to William ROBERTS for £10-0-0 having possessed it for 37 years.  It was a very large holding.

William ANTLE and Widow ANTLE.  The inheritance came to Widow ANTLE as a deed of gift from her father-in-law.  The enumerators must have been very inquisitive in 1781.

John ROBERTS - Dinah's Son - obtained his estate from his Mother.

John PERCY Sr. owned his since 1790.  It was 143 yards by 61 yards.  Another plantation was added 87 by 20 yards.

William WHALAN took it when lying void in 1804.  He owned the Long House there when the Surveyor came.

Samuel ROBERTS in 1805 got to work on the waste land.  His property was bounded by the Brook and Grace WALKER's garden.

Grace WALKER in 1797 also obtained her plantation by its lying void.  It was 100 yards by 47 yards and bounded by the woods on the North side.  What a revelation if she could return!

Thomas QUINLAN took possession and cleared up his estate in 1796.  It was 100 yards by 47 yards.  Then he pitched in and cleared up another 98 by 100 yards.   How those men did work!  They wore themselves out, that their children might not rust out.

William PERCY and James and Thomas ROBERTS.  A troop cometh(!)  Were they three bachelors?  Their ancestors had held their joint estate for 76 years.  This makes them probably among the early settlers.

Grace NORMAN took possession in 1786 by deed of gift from her Mother-in-law.  How king those Mothers-in-laws were in those days.

Ann ROBERTS 1772.  Her possession was but small, only 18 ½ by 14 ½ yards.  The other was 66 yards by 102 yards.  It was the gift of their Father who had partly cleared it.

Simon SPRACKLIN.  The SPRACKLIN's were an old family.  In 1784, Simon's father and his ancestors had had possession for 68 years.  Tradition in the family says the SPRACKLIN's originally owned all the land from the Bridge to the Battery Brook.

William KEATING's possession dates to 1774.  He received it as a gift from his father-in-law.  It looks as if Fathers-in-law gave a working basis for all time.

Samuel SPRACKLIN had lived in his estate since 1772.  Sixty-eight years possession.  This was another kind gift of gracious father-in-law.

Robert KNIGHT got his estate in 1800 by the gift of his Mother.  His land was bounded by PLOWMAN and SPRACKLIN's land.

John PLOWMAN.  This was also the bequest of a kind Father-in-law held since 1782.

Azariah MUNDEN in 1770 paid part price of purchase in cash to Charles WILE, of Hampton, near London, the sum of £25-0-0, rather high for those times, but it was conveniently situated.  It ran 90 yards from South to North and 63 yards in opposite direction.  Part cleared agreeable to Act William III.

James and William NORMAN bring us to the end of this ancient and interesting document.  These men were brothers from Jersey, and inherited this splendid property in 1774 by deed of gift from their father.

The Battery in the days of its glory presented a unique and magnificent appearance.  Lord STRATHCONA was the guest there for some time.

The property was 210 yards East and West, by 198 yards and bounded in the North by the woods.

The last two names in the document were destined to play an important part in the history of Brigus.  The MUNDEN's and NORMAN's were leaders of men.

There were 44 holdings, or, as they were designated, plantations.  Some of my readers may think this a dis-interesting article.  Some who claim Brigus as their nature place won't find their names there at all.  We have given you a bird's-eye-view of Brigus as it was in 1807.  Your forebears came too late upon the scene.  Let the present generation build upon the foundations of their sires and grand-sires.  Brigus has the possibility of rising again.  Anyhow, we believe that those in distant lands will scan with interest this little sketch of the families that resided between the Brigus Hills at the beginning of the 19th century.

Wed. May 20, 1925


An accident occurred at Grand Falls yesterday at noon, which resulted in the death of Ronald BESON, a married man, whose age is 22 years.  In company with another workman, BESON was proceeding to his mid-day meal on a flat car drawn by an engine provided for the purpose by the A.N.D.  Co.  In the act of getting off the car he fell under the wheels, with the result that he was badly crushed and in spite of attendance given him he died shortly afterwards.  Particulars of this fatality were received by the Deputy Minister of Justice, in the following message from Magistrate FITZGERALD :-


     Dept. Min. Justice.

Ronald BESON, aged 22, married, was fatally injured at noon to-day.  Deceased, with other workmen was proceeding to mid-day meal on flat car drawn by engine provided by A. N. D. Co., and on alighting fell under wheels of car and was badly crushed, death ensuring shortly afterwards.


Tue. May 26, 1925



Many will learn with sorrow of the death last Saturday of Miss Elizabeth R. MORGAN, who for over half a century was identified with the General Hospital, and for a greater part of the time as the Semptress of the Institution.  Three years ago she was pensioned, and has since resided with her nephew, Mr. R. MORGAN of Quidi Vidi Road.  Last week at her request she was teken to the General Hospital, and there where she had so long lived, amid scenes familiar, and friends many, she passed within the veil.. Mrs. MORGAN was one of those kindly, helpful, capable women, who though far from the whirl and bustle of life do so much to sweeten it by their devotion and faithful service.  The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her nephew's residence.



- At the General Hospital on Sunday night, Adolph PINE, aged 37 years, after a short illness.  Funeral notice later.


- On Saturday evening, May 23rd, after a brief illness, Elizabeth R. (Lizzie) MORGAN, late of the General Hospital, where for over fifty years it was her joy and privilege to render valued service.  Funeral to-day at 2:30 o'clock from the residence of her nephew Mr. R. MORGAN, 120 Quidi Vidi Road.  Cambridge and Montreal papers please copy.


-  Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Jessie Philips, widow of the late John T. WHITTEN, age 72 years, leaving 2 daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 81 South Side.  Friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice.  Boston and Halifax papers please copy.

Tue. June 2, 1925



At the R. C. Cathedral, yesterday morning the marriage of Mr. Michael J. POWER, son of Mr. E. J. POWER and an employee of the Nfld. Consolidated Foundry, to Miss Annie Mary O'NEILL, of Barter's Hill, this city, was solemnized, the ceremony being performed by Rev. P. J. KENNEDY.  The bride was daintily attired and was attended by Miss Bride KIRBY.  The best man was Mr. Thomas POWER.  Following the ceremony the bride and groom motored to Waterford Bridge Station, where they joined the Trepassey train for Bay Bulls, at which place the honeymoon will be spent.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. POWER wish them many years of wedded bliss.


On Wednesday evening at St. Paul's Church, at seven o'clock, the Ven. Archdeacon ARMITAGE united in marriage Randell HARDY, of Halifax, son of John HARDY of Burgeo,

Newfoundland, and Miss Rebecca Jane MILES, daughter of George MILES, of Otter's Point, Newfoundland.  The bride was given in marriage by Mr. William WHEELER.  The groom was supported by George Emmanuel STRICKLAND and George BILLARD.  The matron of honor was Mrs. George E. STRICKLAND.  The bridesmaid was Miss Lena MILES, sister of the bride.  Little Miss Dorothy STRICKLAND was flower girl.

The bride wore a wedding dress of cerulean blue, with hat of the same color trimmed with flowers, and carried a bouquet of white carnations.  Mrs. G. E. STRICKLAND's dress was the new shade of peach with hat of a like character.  She carried a bouquet of pink carnations.  The bridesmaid was in a creation of burnt orange with hats trimmed to correspond with the gowns.  The flower girl was in pure white.  Mr. and Mrs. HARDY drove to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. STRICKLAND on Windsor Street where a wedding supper was spread.




On June 1st at the R. C. Cathedral, by Rev. Fr. P. KENNEDY, Annie M. O'NEILL to Michael J. POWER, both of this city.



- On Monday morning Alice Edith HUNT, (nee SAUNDERS) wife of Henry HUNT of Greenspond.  Funeral to-day, Tuesday, at 2:30 from 23 Franklin Ave.


- Yesterday morning at Bell Island, Margaret, wife of E. J. RYAN, aged 35, leaving to mourn their sad loss, seven children, mother, brother and three sisters.  Funeral to-day at Bell Island. - R.I.P.

Wed. June 3, 1925



An old and respected resident of Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, and one of its best known and most prosperous fishermen, passed away on Monday, in the person of Mr. Martin HEFFERNAN.  Deceased had been ill for some time, but in spite of his ailment, was attending to his work, up to a short time ago when he was forced to give in to an ailment which though borne with fortitude, typical of Mr. HEFFERNAN, had gained the upper hand, and surrounded by his family, he passed to his reward on the above date.  A life-long fisherman, Mr. HEFFERNAN was an authority on all matters appertaining to the fishery, and his opinion and advice was frequently sought and freely given.  Always of a cheerful disposition and sterling character, he was popular everywhere he was known, and many are there are who will regret to hear of the passing of one who claimed a large circle of friends.  Besides his widow, there are left to mourn, 4 sons, 3 daughters (one of whom is Sister Mary Annunciata of the Convent of Mercy, Burin), two brothers and four sisters.  The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock after the celebration of Solemn Requiem Mass.

Sat. June 6, 1925



A large number of friends gathered at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, St. John's, on Wednesday June 3rd, to be present at the marriage of Miss Marjorie WILCOX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James WILCOX of Heart's Content, to Mr. Frederick Gowan CHAFE, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. CHAFE of Harbor Grace.

It was a gloriously fine afternoon and as the friend of the bride and groom met at the church door, they rejoiced at the beauty of the scene.  The interior of the old church looked very beautiful too, with its magnificent sanctuary fittings, and the lovely flowers upon the altar.

The bride entered the church upon her father's arm, accompanied by her bridesmaid, the sister of the groom.  They met at the chancel steps by the bridegroom with his best man, Mr. Gower RABBITS, of the city.  The officiating clergy were Rev. A. B. S. STERLING, Rector of St. Mary's, and the Rev. H. L. PIKE, Warden of Feild Hall. 

The bride looked very charming in a traveling dress of navy gabardine, with a dainty hat of georgette, in shades of fawn and old rose.  She wore a very handsome scarf, the gift of her mother, and carried and exquisite bouquet of white roses and carnations.  The bridesmaid was tastefully attired in a dress of fawn satin crepe, with picture hat to match, and her bouquet was of pink carnations.

After the ceremony the party proceeded to St. Mary's Rectory, where the reception was held.  Loving hands had decorated the spacious rooms with masses of wild cherry blossoms, ferns, and sweet peas, while festoons of white ribbons completed the bridal effect.  Refreshments, dainty and delicious, were served, the usual toasts were honored, and a very pleasant hour was spent before the happy couple, accompanied by the guests, proceeded to the station to take the train to Topsail, where the honeymoon is being spent.  They were given a gay send-off, amidst showers of confetti and rose leaves, and with host of good wishes from a host of friends.

The groom's gift to the bride was a very handsome escritoire, to the bridesmaid a signet ring, and the best man a set of French ivory brushes.  The wedding presents were many and varied, and came from far and near.  The sheaf of congratulatory telegrams received during the afternoon numbered fifty.

Joy and gladness reigned supreme.  May the years to come, though clouds be interspersed, be as full of sunshine as this wedding-day.

Wed. June 10, 1925



At Cusslett, Cape Shore, on May 4th there passed to his eternal reward the soul of Philip McGRATH, aged eighty four years.  Deceased was an honest hardworking man, a man who always minded his own business.  When a young man, he left his native village of Patrick's Cove, came to this settlement and by hard work and industry carved a comfortable home from the virgin forest of Cusslett , a home second to none on the Cape Shore.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society and as a mark of respect to their late brother member, the officers and members of the Society attended the funeral, the officers forming a guard of honor.

After a Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul by Rev. Fr. RYAN, P.P., the remains were interred in the family plot in the cemetery at St. Bride's, there to await the last trumpet call.  Left to mourn are a wife who was formerly Miss Jane Frances WALSH, of Petty Harbor, also a sister Miss Catherine, Postmistress of Cusslett, and a large circle of relatives and friends.  To the sorrowing ones the writer offers sincere sympathy.

May his soul rest in peace.

Cusslett May 29th 1925

Mon. June 15, 1925



In the recent passing of Mr. Rudolph T. PINE, Bell Island, was lost another old friend.  "Ralph" as he was generally know at Wabana, was quite an active figure on the Iron Isle in the pre-war days.

He was first in business and later joined the D. I. and S. Co. Staff.  He was prominent on the Regatta and Athletic committee, and was Lieutenant of "C" Co. of the Catholic Corps when it was formed on Bell Island in 1913.  His was a familiar figure on the concert platform, and he also appeared in our Armature Theatricals, having played in "The Pearl of Savoy". "The Days of 98", "Mavoureen," and "My Friend From India".

Into the Shadows the old guards are passing - one by one.

Bell Island Miner, June 8th


There passed peacefully away yesterday morning, Alice, beloved wife of Richard KEARNEY.  Her illness was of long duration and while nature of it was at all time painful, she suffered without a murmur and with perfect resignation.  Fortified by the rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in the presence of her loved ones, she gave her soul back to her maker.  Besides being a devoted wife and mother, the late Mrs. KEARNEY was noted for her charitable disposition.  For this reason, many to-day will mourn the passing of one, who at all times, was willing to give help either by advise or in a practical manner.

Mrs. KEARNEY was a daughter of the William WALLACE and besides a husband and one son, William there are left to mourn two brothers Patrick and Thomas WALLACE, one sister Mary and four grandchildren to whom the sympathy of the community will go out.  The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 9 Livingstone Street.

Thur. June 18, 1925



The marriage of Miss Marjorie JOLIFFE, daughter of Captain and Mrs. James JOLIFFE, to Mr. Arthur JOHNSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percie JOHNSON, was solemnized yesterday afternoon at the residence of the bride's parents, Patrick Street; the ceremony being performed by Rev. Dr. DUNN, uncle of the bride.  Mrs. Ern MANDER effectively rendered the wedding march as the bride and her attendants entered the room.  The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chene, embroidered in silver and white, with veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and carnations with maiden fern.  The bridesmaid was Miss Annie LODGE, who was gowned in rose georgette crepe with hat to match.  Her bouquet was of pink carnations and mauve sweet peas.  Mr. Edgar EWING performed he duties of best man.  Miss Cherrie MAUNDER made a delightful flower girl, and Master Jimmie CAMPBELL as excellent page.  Immediately following the ceremony, a solo was rendered by Miss Sylvia MOORE.  Refreshments were then served and the usual toasts honored, after which the bride and groom left by motor for Upper Gullies where the honeymoon will be spent.  The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful presents. 

Mon. June 22, 1925



Passed peacefully away at New Perlican on June the 10th, George PENNEY, aged 86 years.  The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased and was attended by many friends and relations, also the L. O. Association, who went to pay their last tribute of respect to one of the oldest members of Trinity Bay South.  Mr. PENNEY predeceased his wife, Elizabeth, only three days, when she died aged 84.  Her funeral took place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  She leaves to mourn three daughters, Mary , wife of Alex J. ROWE, Heart's Content, Annie, wife of Lewis HOLLETT, Winterton; and Selina, wife of Elias HARRIS, New Chelsea.

Sat. June 27, 1925


The funeral of the late Mrs. Ellen COUGHLAN took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held.  At the R. C. Cathedral, the prayers were recited by Rev. M. J. KENNEDY, and interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.



- On June 26th inst., after a long illness, Jane, beloved wife of Henry Hearn, aged 48 years; leaving two brothers, Matthew and Patrick JOYCE, one sister, Mrs. LAVENE, to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, Petty Harbour.

Tue. July 2, 1925



The Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Mercy Convent, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Tuesday morning, when Miss Elizabeth DUNPHY, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Capt. P. DUNPHY, was united in the holy bonds of Matrimony to Mr. Charles McGRATH, youngest son of Mrs. and the late Thomas McGRATH.  The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Alex M. DUNPHY, of Curling, looked charming in a gown of orchid and brocaded silk broche, with panel of silver lace caught at the side with a pretty rhinestone ornament.  The bride's bouquet was of pink rose and carnations.

The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Very Rev. Dr. F. J. McGRATH, of Marystown, brother of the groom, and as the bride entered the Chapel the Wedding March was ably rendered by Miss Margaret DUNPHY, cousin of the bride.  The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Teresa, who was attired in a gown of silver grey satin beaute and grey hat and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations.  The groom was supported by Mr. ORGAN.

After the ceremony the wedding party motored to Smithville, where they partook of a sumptuous breakfast, after which the usual toasts were honored.  At noon the whole party motored around Bowring Park and at Waterford Bridge the happy couple took leave of their friends and proceeded to the Goulds, where the honeymoon will be spent, after which they will proceed to Corner Brook, where the groom holds a responsible position in the General Office of the Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth Co.  The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents, including a magnificent silver tea service, suitably engraved, from the staff of the Board of Pension Commissioners, to which staff the bride was attached for several years.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. McGRATH wish them every success and happiness in the years to follow.


The home of Borough Attorney and Mrs. B. R. BUFFETT of Larch Avenue, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, when Miss Rita BUFFETT of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, was united in marriage to Mr. Malcolm PARSONS of St. John's, Newfoundland, by Rev. I. C. SCHROEDER, of Bogota Memorial Church.  Mr. PARSONS is an official in the firm of the Newfoundland Boot and Shoe Mfg. Co., of St. John's, Newfoundland, and is traveling in the States.  He is the son Allen and Mrs. PARSONS of St. John's, Nfld.  Miss BUFFETT is the daughter of George BUFFETT, merchant in Grand Bank, Nfld., and a sister of Dr. Claude BUFFETT of Hawaii.  She is a cousin of Attorney BUFFETT of Bogota and has been visiting at his home for the past week.  The relatives who live in this part of the country were present; Mrs. and Miss SQUAREY of South Orange; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BUFFETT of West Englewood; Mr. and Mrs. B. R. BUFFETT and son Benjamin of Bogota, and other friends.  Mrs. PARSONS will accompany her husband on the remainder of his business trip and they will return to St. John's, Newfoundland, probably in the early part of July, where they will reside. —

Interboro News.

Thur. July 9, 1925



Gower Street Church was the scene of a wedding yesterday, in which Miss Flora Louisa CURRIE, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. CURRIE, of 7 Monkstown Road, was the winsome bride and Mr. Ronald McKendrick CHAFE, formerly Lieutenant in the Newfoundland Regiment, and youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. CHAFE, of Springdale Street, the gallant groom.  The Church was gracefully and beautifully decorated with flowers and greenery and a very large gathering was assembled.

At 3:30, the groom, accompanied by Messrs. Edgar EWING and Chancey CURRIE, brother of the bride, took their places before the Communion rail where with the Rev. Hammond JOHNSON, the officiating minister, they awaited the bride, who leaning on her father's arm, passed slowly down the eastern aisle, attended by her bridesmaids, Misses Winifred BARKER and Audrey CHAFE, sister of the groom.  Two sweet little maidens, Joan BARTLETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. BARTLETT, and niece of the groom, and Irma PARSONS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. PARSONS, carrying basket of choice flowers, acted as train bearers.

The bride was attired in a gown of beaded crepe de chene, with satin train, bridal veil and wreath of orange blossoms.  Her bouquet was of white roses, carnations and maidenhair fern.  The bridesmaids wore peach crepe de chene with hat to match and carried bouquets of carnations, sweet peas and maidenhair fern.  The tiny flower girls were dressed in pale pink and orchid, respectively.

Throughout the ceremony Miss Elsie TAIT, the talented organist of the church played softly appropriate music; and while the wedding party retired to the vestry and signed the register, "Because" was sweetly sung by Miss Silvia MOORE.  Returning, the bridal party passed down the west aisle to the center entrance where motor car awaited them and followed by the guests, motored to the residence of the bride's parents, where a reception was held and the customary toasts honored.  Following the reception, the solo "O Promise Me" was nicely rendered by Mrs. J. ELLIS.

At 5.45 the happy pair, amidst showers of confetti and of good wishes, left by motor car for Holyrood, being accompanied as far as Bowring Park by many of the guests.  To-day they take the train for Placentia, where the honeymoon will be spent.  The numerous presents formed added testimony to the respect and affection in which the young couple are held. .


Editor Daily News,

Dear Sir:- Please allow me space to inform your correspondent "West End Subscriber" and other, regarding question raised as to the United Schools' Association programme.

The Plans adopted by the United Schools' Association have been widely published and remain unchanged.  They include the building of a school in the West End.  The West End Board of Education are diligently applying themselves to the question of location; which is not an easy one, but which will shortly be settled when the building will proceed in accordance with the Programme.

The school at Long's Hill is under construction and this building will ultimately serve some of the needs of the East End.

The Programme adopted is one that will tax the resources of all the Boards concerned and will make a strong appeal to the philanthropy of all the people but there is no intention whatever to abandon any item of the Programme.

Yours very truly

    N. M. DULEY

     Secretary Finance Committee.

St. John's July 8th 1925


Editor Daily News.

Dear Sir:- your editorial in yesterday's News on the building situation contains several inaccuracies which I would feel obliged if you would correct in your next issue.

1. - No contract was awarded Mr. REDDING for the extension to the office.  He may simply superintendent in charge of the work.

2. - All material procurable is being purchase locally.

3. - Local labor is being employed with the exception of foreman and three expert bricklayers.

It has always been the Company's policy to employ local labor where possible and at the present time we have over one hundred laborers, entirely recruited locally engaged in the work at Rantem.

Past experience has frequently demonstrated the unreliability of outside information, and in this case a little judicious enquire might have put a different complexion on the matter.

Yours Truly,




Sun. July 26, 1925



A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Anglican Church, Topsail, on Tuesday afternoon, the 21st inst., by Rev. A. PITTMAN, when Marjorie eldest daughter of the late W. Arthur and the late Elizabeth WILLS, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to C. Chesley BUTT of Harbor Grace.  The Bride, who was given away by the Hon. John DAVEY, looked charming in a navy costume with fawn hat and carried white carnations and sweet peas.  Miss Irene WILLS, sister of the bride, was the only attendant, and was attired in a dress of pale blue crepe de chene with fawn hat, and carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas and carnations.  The groom was supported by Mr. W. J. DRISCOLL.

After the ceremony the party motored to "Seaview Hotel," Topsail, where the health of the bride and groom was proposed by the Hon. John DAVEY, and responded to by the groom, the health of the bridesmaid being proposed by Mr. DRISCOLLl.  The wedding party then motored to Harbor Grace, where supper was served at the home of the bride's aunt, Miss Bertha WILLS. After the supper, the health of the bride and groom was again proposed by Mr. T. G. FORD, an old friend of the family, after which the happy couple retired to their future residence in the west end of the town.  The groom's present to the bride was a cheque, to the bridesmaid a ring and the best man a gold piece.  Their many friends wish them a long and happy voyage down the stream of life.



The sad new of the death on Thursday night, at New York, of Joseph CLARKE, Second Steward of the S. S. Rosalind, was received yesterday morning.  Deceased was in excellent health on leaving here last week and his sudden passing comes as a great blow to his relatives and friends.  Beside his mother and aunt he leaves a wife, formerly Miss Mollie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DUNN, Hayward Avenue, and twin baby girls, all residing in this city.  For a number of years he has been in the service of the Red Cross Line, and was held in high esteem by the traveling public being a most efficient official.  He was about 38 years of age and married only last year.  The remains will be brought here by the S. S. Rosalind on Thursday next, for interment.  He was attended in his moments by  ----- REST MISSING.

Monday August 10 1925



"Sunset and evening star.

And one clear call for me;

And may there be no meaning

When I put out to sea."

There passed to his eternal reward on Thursday evening last at Portugal Cove, and surrounded by his family and relatives, one of Nature's noblemen in the person of Richard THORNE.

The deceased was comparatively in the prime of life, being only 47 years of age, and to mourn a kind and loving father, after a very brief illness, are left five young children and their mother, who before her marriage was Miss Anastatia NEARIN of the Cove Road.  Also bereaved are his only brother, Harry, and his five sisters.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon and was very largely attended by his very many friends from the city and adjoining settlements.  Interment took place at the little Church of England Cemetery which nestles so peacefully on the hill side overlooking the Cove, and the funeral obsequies were held by their beloved pastor Rev. A. TULK.

The deceased father, the late Richard THORNE of revered memory, was born in Torbay, but in the early seventies he moved with his them young family to the Cove where all pursued the avocation of fishermen-farmers and were most successful.

The subject of this brief obituary was never noted for his hospitality and neighborly qualities, and many visitors to Beachy Cove will miss the wholesouled geniality and warmth of greeting of Richard THORNE.  No trouble or hardship of any section of the community was ever too great for him to willing undertake to bear more than his share of the burden, and his memory will ever be held sacred by those who lived in the Cove and vicinity.  His homestead was ever open to the needy and oppressed, and assistance was always preferred to those in distress or in need of succor.

The writer remembers well his always glad greeting and kind words of advise, and sincerely known is now enjoying that reward promised by Him, to those who are unfailingly kind and merciful.  Thus another of the good old stock passed and our old friends become fewer - leaving a gap, which because of a lifetime intimacy precludes replacement.

Mon. Aug. 10, 1925



- On Sunday, August 9th, infant son of Harry and Lizzie FORRISTALL, Mill Bridge.


- On Sunday, August 9th, John DAWSON, aged 73, survived by one son and three daughters.  Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Tuesday, from residence of his son-in-law, 91 Hamilton Street.  — R. I. P.

Sat. Aug. 15, 1925


About 11 o'clock last night, Cons. C. PITCHER, doing duty on LeMarchment Road, noticed a large volume of smoke issuing from the house of Mr. James ROGERS, Murphy's Range, and immediately sent in an alarm from Box 226.  The fire companies responded, but on arriving on the scene found there was no need for their service.  The inmates of the house had been burning a quantity of rubbish in the kitchen stove, which created quite a lot of smoke filling the house and it looked as if a fire was in progress.


William CRIMP, who lives on Pleasant Street, left home about 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and has not since returned.  He left in company with a companion named OLIVER, but since that afternoon there has been no account of him.  The man's relatives are feeling anxious as to his whereabouts and have acquainted the police of his disappearance.


The funeral of the late Miss Theresa MITCHELL took place yesterday afternoon.  The casket was covered with floral tributes showing the esteem in which the deceased lady was held by her many friends.  The funeral was largely attended there being present several members of the medical profession and of the Rotary Club.  At the R. C. Cathedral, the last prayers were recited by Rev. Fr. SAVIN, and interment was at Belvedere Cemetery.



Yesterday afternoon at Heart's Content, Mr. Giles RENDELL passed suddenly away.  There has been no premonition of approaching death. Mr. RENDELL was the second son of the late Giles and Leah RENDELL of the cable town, and had reached his 62nd year.  He was unmarried.  Left to mourn their sad loss are two sisters, Mrs. FOX in Harbor Grace and Mrs. WARREN in Heart's Content; also three brothers, Harry, of Charleston, Boston, Mass, Belah in business at Heart's Content, and James of King's Road, St. John's.  The late Mr. Giles RENDELL was a prominent member of the Fishermen's Society.


On Thursday night, a saw mill at Deer Lake, owned by the Newfoundland Power and Paper Co. was totally destroyed by fire, the cause of which is unknown.  No particulars of the fire have been received, all that is known being contained in the following message received yesterday by the Inspector General, from Constable MYERS:--

"Saw Mill owned by N. P. & P. Co. totally destroyed by fire at 11.40 last night.  Premises insured. Cause of fire unknown."

Mon. Aug. 24, 1925



On Wednesday, August 19th, after a long and lingering illness, William CHIPMAN, beloved husband of Elizabeth CHIPMAN, passed to the Great Beyond.  The deceased was a man of exceptionally fine character, and was respected by all who knew him.  He was a member of the L. O. A.  Upwards of forty years; and by his own untiring efforts he did all possible to help out the Order.  The funeral took place on Friday 21st, and was largely attended.  The L. O. A. turned out to pay their last homage to the deceased, and wore their emblems in loving remembrance of their departed brother.  At the C. of E. (Holy Redeemer), the final Obsequies were performed by Rev. E. C. CLENCH.  At the grave side, the Orange Ritual was recited by the W. M. Thereafter his body was committed to the dust, and the Brethren scattered their emblems over the coffin as it was being lowered in the grave.  He leaves to mourn his wife and two sons, Robert and Albert, who are now in Montreal.  The sympathy of all are with the bereaved ones.

"Earth to earth, and dust to dust,

       Meekly now to sleep we say,

Leaving him to sleep in trust

        Till the Resurrection Day.

Father in Thy gracious keeping

(Leave we now, thy servant sleeping)"

S. G.

Spaniard's Bay

August 22nd, 1925

Wed. Sept. 2, 1925


Yesterday morning a telephone message was received at the police station from Robert M. SQUIRES of the Thorburn Road, stating that when he was going to his stable he saw a man's hat lying against the building and on going on inside he peered through the seams of the floor and saw a body of a man underneath.

Detective LEE was sent to investigate and had the body brought to town by Mr. John TUCKER, who lives nearby.  After the arrival of the corpse at the morgue, Mr. James HARVEY, one of the wardens at the Lunatic Asylum identified it as being that of John MANUEL, who had been a patient at the Asylum, but who escaped from there on July 12th.  Undertaker MARTIN is looking after the funeral arrangements.  How long the body was in the place it was found it was not known.  Mr. SQUIRES, under whose barn it was, lives by himself and seldom had occasion to visit the building.  The unfortunate man wandered away from the Asylum on the date above stated and the last time he was reported as being seen was the next day, when he was going in Topsail Road.

Thur. Sept. 3, 1925



- On August 29th, twins, a daughter and son to Mr. and Mrs. William E. COX, Middle Battery.



- Passed peacefully away, Albert Edward (Eddie), beloved son of William and Ellen GROVES, aged 23 years.  Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 67 Colonial Street.  Friend and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


- Yesterday morning, Catherine HYNES, beloved wife of Michael HYNES of H. M. C., aged 74 years, leaving to mourn two daughters and three sons.  Funeral  to-morrow , Friday at 2.30 p.m. , from 29 young street. Boston and Montreal papers please copy.  R. I. P.


- Passed peacefully away on September 2nd, Mary (May), daughter of John and the late Minnie LANNIGAN and wife of W. E. COX  , aged 34 years, leaving husband, seven children, father, brother and two sisters to mourn their sad loss .  Funeral on Friday at  2:30 p.m. from her late residence, Middle Battery Road.  Gone but not forgotten. — Boston and New York papers please copy.



- The funeral of Robert PORTER will take place to-day, Thursday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 37 South Side.  Friends will please attend.

Fri. Sept. 11, 1925



On Tuesday night, September 1st. there passed to his eternal rest, Mr. Thomas WALSH, J.  P., after only a few hours' illness.  His death came as a shock to his many friends as the day previous he was attending to his business as usual, apparently in good health.  The deceased was always devoted to the interest of his home and family besides talking an active part in social life of the community.  He was a man of rear intelligence and was highly esteemed.  Having wife influence and a strong desire to help those in distress, he was ever ready to respond to any charitable cause and many regard his death as a personal loss.

The late Mr. WALSH was in his 65th year, and during his early years prosecuted the Labrador fishery, but for the past 20 years has been conducting a successful business at home in the provision and grocery line. On Thursday morning the funeral took place from his late residence office and High Mass were sung at St. Joseph Church by His Lordship Right Rev. J. MARCH, assisted by Rev. Father O'NEIL and HOWARD as deacon and sub- deacon respectively.  The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends also by professional and business acquaintances from Harbor Grace and Carbonear, who came to assist at the last solemn rites of a good citizen and a just man.  Those who are left to mourn are his widow (nee Miss Alice STAPLETON) and one son Patrick Joseph, also one sister, Mrs. Michael WHALEN, residing at Spaniard's Bay, who have the sincere sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.  May his soul rest in peace.


Riverhead, Harbour Grace

Sept. 10th, 1925

Sat. Sept. 12, 1925



Mrs. Flora JEANS,

widow of Mr. John JEANS, whose tragic death occurred a few years ago, and mother of Mr. R. W. JEANS, entered into rest yesterday morning.  Up to last October Mrs. JEANS was remarkably active and well for one of her advanced years, but when stricken with a severe illness and it was feared that recovery was impossible.  She rallied, however, and up to a week or two was fairly well though unable to leave her room.  Born in Catalina nearly eighty six years ago, a daughter of the well known COURAGE family, she and her husband had nearly reached the diamond celebration of their marriage when the tragic parting occurred.  Both had lived useful and active lives and were held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.  Others members of the family surviving, beside their son, the well known commission merchant are two daughters, Mrs. J. C. OKE, of this city, and Mrs. H. P. LEWIS, of Brooklyn, New York. One brother, Mr. Robert COURAGE, is living at Catalina, and a sister, Mrs. J. H. RICE, in the United States, the funeral takes place tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 72 Cochrane St.


Tomorrow evening at the Star Theater, under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. W. C. McGRATH, of China Mission Seminary, Scarboro, will deliver a lecture on "China's Civilization and Ours.  His Grace the Archbishop and party will occupy a box and many prominent members of the clergy will attend.  At first sight it would seem that there is in Chinese civilization little to compare with our own, but it has stood the test of 5000 years while Western Civilization at the present day seem inadequate to the task of preserving and harmony and security in the Western world.  The world war undoubtedly did a great deal to lower the prestige of the white man in the eyes of the people of the East and this realization on the part of the Orientals has been the occasion of an outburst of national resentment against the shameful and long continued exploitation of China by the Western powers.  Father McGRATH's lecture is a timely one and a large attendance is anticipated.

Tue. Sept. 22, 1925



(Sydney Post)


, 20, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon when he was crushed between the drop table and the top landing of No. 3 International Pier.  The Body was discovered immediately after the accident but life was extinct, the body being terribly crushed.


, who supplied the steamers in port with newspapers, was trying to get from the second landing or lower level, as it is called, to the top of the pier.  He boarded the elevator, which rose abruptly causing him to fall .  He was lying on the edge, the lower part of his body dangling, when the elevator came into place in the opening at the top of the pier and he was crushed between the edge of the drop table and the edge of the opening.

The elevator carries the empty coal cars to the second landing, descending by the weight of the car.  As soon as the car comes off, weight causes the lift to come to the top of the Pier again.  It is said that PARSONS had made a practice of going to the top of the pier in this manner and had been frequently warned of the danger.  He let the advice go unheeded with the above tragic results.

He is survived by a brother Edward residing in Sydney and other relatives in Newfoundland, his former home.


It is exactly thirty years since the ex-Kaiser made is final bid for supremacy at Cowes.  For some years he had been "ostentatiously sustaining the newly-assumed role of yachting enthusiast, openly contesting the Prince's rightful place of social prominence during the regatta week"; but it was in 1895 that he resolved on beating all comers in the actual racing., and commissioned the builders of Britannia to build him a yacht on the same lines, but on a larger scale.  This was done and Meteor H. was the results.  It was also the beginning of the end of King Edward's active participation in yacht racing, for he had grown very tired of his nephew's overbearing conceit when at Cowes. 



Moscow - Five women and fourteen men, members of the Georgain Geographic Society, have succeeded in the ascent of the peak of Mount Elburz (18,465 ft.), the chief summit of the Caucasus.

More than three weeks were spent in ascending and seven in descending.  This is the third ascent during the past century.  Women participated in the expedition for the first time.

Fir. Sept. 25, 1925



At the Church of All Saints, South River, by the Reverend H. V. WHITEHOUSE, Rector, on Tuesday last, Sept. 22nd, Hannah, daughter of Emmeline and the late Benjamin MORGAAN, to James HANNEBURY of St. John's.



- On Thursday morning, Margaret DOHENEY, leaving one brother, and two sisters to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from her brother's residence, 17 Prospect Street.

Thur. Oct. 1, 1925



On Wednesday, September 23rd, a very pretty wedding took place in St. Patrick's Church, Carbonear, when Miss Hannah GEORGE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew GEORGE, Valley Road , was united in the holy bonds of Matrimony to Mr. John J. BOLGER of West St. Modiste, by the Rt. Monsignor McCARTHY, Vicar General of the Diocese.

The bride was handsomely gowned in a traveling costume of fawn with fur and hat to sit, and carried a bouquet of roses.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Gertrude GEORGE and by Miss Josephine BOLGER, sister of the groom; and was given away by her cousin, Mr. P. HARRINGTON, Mr. M. MURPHY was the best man.

All the motor cars available were pressed into service, and the bridal party drove through the town, at length repairing to the home of the bride were the reception was held.  About sixty guests sat down to the wedding supper when the health of Mr. and Mrs. BOLGER was proposed by Mr. HARRINGTON.  Mr. GOFF and Mr. MURPHY and others toasted the happy pair when the groom briefly but ably responded to their kind expressions of regards for the welfare of his bride and self.

The sun shone out gladly that afternoon, as one of the speakers remarked, it was indeed a most happy augury of the sunshine that waited the newly-wedded pair through life.  He hoped that every day of their wedded life would be as full of sunshine and gladness as was this when they first set out upon the matrimonial sea.

The bride was the recipient of many valuable presents from her relatives and many friends.

Mr. and Mrs. BOLGER motored to Harbor Grace that night and left on the following morning express for Humbermouth were the honeymoon is being spent before leaving for their future home in West St. Modiste.  Relatives, friends and acquaintances of the happy pair wish them many happy years of wedded bliss.


Carbonear, Sept. 29, 1925


On Wednesday, September 23rd, at 5 p.m., a very pretty wedding was solemnized in the United Church at Bonavista when Rev. Gilbert IVANY, B. R. E., of English Harbor let to the altar Miss Barbara BROWN daughter of Mrs. John BROWN of Bonavista.  The bride who was handsomely attired in a gown of White beaded georgette and satin, with bridal veil to match, was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Harold BROWN.  She carried a bouquet of astors, carnations, sweet-peas and maiden-hair fern.  Miss Evelyn BROWN, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and looked very charming in a gown of pink silk georgette.  Mr. R. J. OAKE, of the Bank of Nova Scotia, acted as the best man.  A double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. H. G. COPPIN, President of Conference.  After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the residence of the bride's parents where a reception was given in honor of the bride and groom and their relatives.  A toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Rev. H. G. COPPIN in a pleasing manner which was responded to by the groom.  The bride who has recently returned from Cambridge, Mass., was the recipient of many valuable and useful gifts including a purse of gold from her friends of the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. with whom she had worked for the past three years, fifty dollars from her brother Fred who is also in Boston, linen cloths, bedspreads, bed-comforters, cut-glass, cutlery, aluminum ware and silverware.  The grooms present to the bride was a combination dinner and tea set consisting of one hundred and twenty-five pieces, to the bridesmaid a cameo pin and the best man gold cuff links.  The organist Mrs. Gilbert NOFTLE, sister of the bride, was presented with a Labradorite pin.  The groom, who has recently graduated from Boston University, is a member of the Newfoundland Conference of the United Church.  After spending a few days in Bonavista and English Harbor, the happy couple will go to Old Perlican where the groom is at present Pastor of the United Church.  We wish them many happy years of married life.

Bonavista, Sept. 23

Fri. Oct. 2, 1925



- At Old Perlican, to Mr. and Mrs. George BARRETT, a daughter.



- Yesterday, Ellen, beloved wife of the late J. W. KINSELLA, leaving three daughters to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on to-morrow, Saturday, from her late residence, Kingsbridge Road. - R.I.P.

Fri. Oct. 9, 1925



The passing of Mr. George HERDER removes from the community one of those citizens who were active in the city before the great fire of 1892.  At that time, no name was better known in business circles that of Herder & Halleran, and many of the homesteads, which went down in the conflagration were erected by them.  As young men, Messers. Herder & Halleran, threw their whole energy into the development of the carpentering and building trade, and they soon established a flourishing business.  Among some of their best workmanship, that of the Colonial Rope Works stands as a monument to their ability.  To Mr. George HERDER fell the chief task of construction, and so well was the done that the entire directorate of the company were highly pleased, both with the workmanship and with dispatch.


was representative of the class of mechanics who served a long apprenticeship and who were expert hard workers.  Machinery has greatly changed the progress of factory work and much of the drudgery of the old times carpenter ship is gone; and Mr. HERDER was one of the first to introduce new ideas; and his large factory as the "Hill of Chip" was well up to date.

The new century has brought new names and the change in business circles is very great; but to the older generation the deceased was well known.  Seventy-seven is well beyond the allotted span of life, and not many attain unto it.  Until within a year or so, Mr. HERDER was an active man; but the development of cancer laid him aside and ended life's battle.

George HERDER gained not titles but his industry and goodwill gained for him friends who stood by him, and who like him, grew up with the city of more than half century ago.  His passing removed another of the few remaining links of the older city of St. John's - the city of our fathers , where names from the British Isles were foremost and among them the name HERDER. 

Wed. Oct. 14, 1925




On Saturday the 3rd, the community of Spaniard's Bay were shocked, as it has been before, when the sad news spread quickly through the settlement that Wesley GOSSE had died suddenly, when in the act of cranking his car, with the intention of going to Harbor Grace.  Wes was one of our most popular and promising young men.  Always in a pleasant mood, always jocular, and consequently a great favorite with every one.  He was never known to pass by any one when driving his car without stopping, to take them aboard, especially an old person, which kindly acts endeared him to all, therefore his sudden passing away caused universal sorrow.  He was well known, not only in the district of Hr. Grace, but from Bay de Verde to St. John's and many were the expressions of regrets and sympathy from all these places, where he was so well known.  His funeral took place from his father's residence on Monday 5th at 2.30 p.m., and was the largest and most representative seen here for a long time.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and the L. O. A., and both Societies attended his funeral in regalia, and walked in processional order.  The Methodist Church of which he was a member was filled to its utmost capacity.  The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. HOUSE of Bay Roberts, assisted by the Rev. E. C. CLENCH, Rector of Spaniard's Bay and the Methodist clergyman of Clarke's Beach, whilst Miss Beatina CURRIE presided at the organ.  Among the audience were Rev. E. M. BISHOP, Rector of Bay Roberts, Rev. M. K. GARDNER of Upper Island Cove, Sir Richard SQUIRES, Dr. A. BARNES, Dr. T. McLEOD, Dr. ATKINSON, as well as several other personages.  The address was delivered by Rev. Mr. HOUSE, who took for his subject a very appropriate text of Scripture namely "In the morning it is green and groweth up, but in the evening it is cut down, dried up and withered" Mr. house delivered a most impressive and sympathetic address which was listened with rapt attention by all.  Interment took place in the Methodist Cemetery when all that was mortal of Wesley GOSSE was laid in its last resting place to await the final resurrection of the dead.  He leaves to mourn their sad and irreparable loss, a wife and two children, his father and mother and two sisters, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt.

"Let friends forebear to mourn and weep,

While sweetly in my grave I sleep,

A tiresome world I've left behind,

A crown of glory for to find."


Spaniard's Bay, Oct. 10, 1925.

Tue. Oct. 20, 1925



The Angel of Death visited the home of the AYLWARD family, suddenly on Thursday, the 8th inst., and took from them a kind and loving father and husband.  Uncle Tom, as he was generally called, was loved by all who knew him.  He was a devoted Christian and a generous neighbour.  He lived to the ripe old age of 84 years.  His brother, Skipper Jim, two years his senior, survives him, two brother younger, and two sisters.  He is also survived by a wife, five sons, Frank at Sydney, Michael at Fortune, Harbor, Thomas at Corner Brook and William and Richard at home; and five daughters, Mrs. Patrick RYAN, Mrs. John RYAN, at Knight's Cove, Mrs. John DUCEY at Grand Falls, Mrs. Richard WALSH, Open Hall, and Katie T. at home, and a large number of grandchildren.  His funeral was held at King's Cove, Saturday morning with High Mass.  He was laid to rest in the family plot, by the side of his son, Edward.  Sydney paper please copy.

Thur. Oct. 29, 1925



Her many friends will learn with regret of the passing of Grand Falls, of Mary, widow of the late Sergt. Henry PERKS, N.C.  Deceased was a woman of many admirable qualities, and will be mourned by all who knew her.  Five sons, Alphonsus, John, Henry, Ambrose and James, and three daughters are left to mourn.  To these and other relatives deep sympathy is extended.  The funeral will take place tomorrow from Martin's Mortuary Rooms.


There passed away suddenly at Trinity yesterday morning, Frederica Thorne Pack, widow of Francis ASH, master mariner.  The deceased lady was 77 years of age and was the daughter of the late Stephen PACK, of the firm Pack, Gosse & Friar, of Carbonear.  Her death comes as a great shock to relatives and friends as she was in excellent health up to the hour of her passing.  In church circles she will be sadly missed in Trinity as she was a foremost worker in connection with St Paul's Church of England.  Her husband, who predeceased her by five years, was one of the best known mariners of is day and his name is still revered in marine circles.  For years he sailed out of W. B. Grieve & Co.'s employ and later with Bowring's and the Red Cross Line, being master of the Portia on the St. John's-Halifax-New York route.  He also at one time commanded the S.S. Lion, which was lost in Baccalieu Tickle, and won fame as a member of the Greeley Expedition in 1884 on the S. S. Bear, now a U.S. revenue cutter . On one occasion Capt.

ASH's vessel was driven out of Greenspond in a storm, but made Queenstown 8 days later.

Mrs. ASH is survived by one daughter, Mrs. David M. BAIRD, of St. John's, two step- daughters, Miss Minnie ASH and Mrs. FORSTER, who resided with her in Trinity and one son

Richard G. ASH, Secretary of the Newfoundland Board of Fire Underwriters, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Mr. and Mrs. BAIRD and Mr. ASH leaves by today's express to attend the funeral, which takes place at Trinity tomorrow afternoon.

Fri. Oct. 30, 1925



- At 298 Robie St., Halifax, on October 29th, a son to Dr. H. C. S. and Mrs. ELLIOTT (nee Nurse Jane TULK of the General Hospital, St. John's.)




At the First United Church, Corner Brook, Wednesday, Oct. 28th, by Rev. E. DAVIS, Meredith Ahnighite (Geetha), elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James WAY of Brigus, C. B., to Arthur R. STANSFIELD of Corner Brook.



- Passed peacefully away at Petty Harbour, Katherine, beloved wife of H. J. W. BISHOP, leaving husband, 5 sons, 6 daughters, 2 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.



- In loving memory of our dearly beloved husband and father, William COCHRANE, who died Oct. 30th, 1922.  May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

(Inserted by his family.)


Mrs. Edward JANES of Carbonear, desires to express very sincere thanks to the many friends who visited her, and to the doctors and nurses who attended her during her recent illness at the General Hospital.

Tue. Nov. 3, 1925



St. Barnabas Church, Flower's Cove, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sunday, October 18th, when Maxwell YETMAN of Harbor Grace South, who has been teaching in the educational district of Flower's Cove for the past three years, and Miss Dora WHALEN, of Flower's Cove, were joined in the holy Bonds of matrimony.  The bride who looked very charming in a dress of white silk canton crepe and bridal veil, entered the church leaning on the arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. N. CARAVAN, J.P., Collector of Customs at Flower's Cove.  After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, where a sumptuous repast was partaken of by the relative and friends of the bride.

On Monday night, October 19th a dance was held in the C. of E. school, when the bride and groom open the hall.  The present teacher of Flower's Cove spared no pain in making things ready, and for the first time in the history of the coast, the guest had the pleasure of dancing on a nicely waxed floor.  The new and spacious school room was very suitable for the occasion.  The dance was conducted under very orderly circumstances until after midnight, when the guest who had enjoyed themselves to the full decided that it was time to disperse.  A very enjoyable evening was brought to a close by a short address from the "Master of Ceremonies," and the singing of the National Anthem.

The next day, amid volleys of musketry, the happy pair felt for Gengeville, (Deadman's Cove) where Mr. YETMA in engaged teaching for the current school year.

We wish them much happiness in their future life.  May life's pathway, for them, be strewn with roses, to its very end.



At 9 o'clock yesterday morning a still alarm brought the companies to the residence of Mr. SANSOM, 135 LeMarchant Road, where it was found that the man's car was on fire, and before the flames were extinguished, much damage was done.  The car caught on fire as it was leaving the garage.

Tue. Nov. 10, 1925



(Akron Beacon Journal)

Charles J. FORAN

, 52, a veteran of the World War and the Boer War and one time member of Lord Kitchener's bodyguard, died Tuesday night from wounds received at the battle of Ypres.  He had been in failing health for the past year, receiving treatment at Cleveland and Cincinnati hospitals.


came to Akron with his friend the late Aaron W. BURNETT, and was employed by the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company until the outbreak of the World war when he went to Canada and enlisted.  He was an expert horseman, having served with the Canadians cavalry in the campaign against the Boers.  He has been awarded several medals for distinguished service.

Requiem high mass and burial will take place Friday morning at Massillion.  His brother, A. E. FORAN, of New York, was at the bedside when death came.  He also leaves two sisters Miss Margaret B. FORAN of St. John's, Newfoundland, his birthplace, and Mrs. Charlton B. DOUGLAS, wife of a captain in the British navy.


(Akron times Press)

Until the fact was made known in a death notice nobody in Akron realized what a true hero we had living and working among us.  Charles G. FORAN kept his cheerful smile and stuck to his daily task of selling without letting the people with whom he came in contact know that he was suffering from wounds received in the world war and without boasting about how these honorable wounds were received.

Death revealed that this man, whose smile was well known on Main Street, was the possessor of five medals awarded for valor in four campaigns as a member of Canada's famed fighting force.  One of them has been presented in person by King George of England 25 years ago.  Had these facts been known, Charles G. FORAN might have capitalized his heroism and advance in business, but he chose to keep the memory of these honors sacred to himself and to succeed in business through his individual efforts, an example which many of us might do well to emulate.



(November 11th, 1918-1925)

"Memories are bringing me over the years

To the land of the long ago.

And I'm back again in the old schoolhouse

With the Pals that I used to know,

There are the blackboard on the wall;

There is the teacher, too

But, dearer by far than all the rest'

Old comrade of mine, were you.

Little we knew or cared about war

Except what the history told;

But we learned with a thrill of joy and pried, —

"What the Motherland has—she'll hold!"

One day the news came down the street,

to hear it we stopped our play:

"The foemen have entered Belgium's gates

And England is in the fray!"

Overseas went our bravest and best,

In defence of Freedom and Right,

And brought with their life-blood the lasting peace

That blesses our home to-night.

You were among them, comrade mine,

The troops who came marching by,

Stalwart and khak-clad, down the street,

waving a last good-bye.

You were too young for a soldier lad

So they gave you a drum to play,

And they say you, marched with your regiment

Into the thick of the fray

then again to the base you went

And joined the stretcher band,

Who brought back the wounded, all night long,

From the place call "No Man's Land."

They say you were bringing a comrade in,

when a shell bust close by your side,

And then, far away from the hearts you loved,

Old pal of my school days, you died.

A white cross marks your resting place,

And high up in the sky

The birds, with carols of Faith and Hope,

Go singing happily by.

How very few of the lads we know

Come back at the close of day

For the god of Battle summoned them home

To a land not far away.

The things that they died for perish not —

Liberty, Honor and Right!

And the banner of Freedom is floating o'er

A country of peace to-night.

The world is remembering the deeds they have done,

Though they sleep 'neath a foreign sod,

And our souls shall keep faith with them until

We meet in the Land of god.

We Cannot think of them lost to us,

For just beyond the bend

they are waiting to clasp our hands and say 

With a smile, 'Welcome Home, old friend'"


Bay Roberts.

Tue. Nov. 17, 1925



- On November 10th, at Corner Brook, to Leslie L. and Mrs. REES, a daughter.



- On Monday, Nov. 16th, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James MISKELL, 69 Field Street.


- Passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, Anastatia, second daughter of the late Patrick and Ella HYNES, leaving one brother and one sister to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral on to-day Tuesday, 2:30 o'clock, from her late residence, 110 Gower Street.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen

Fri. Nov. 20, 1925



A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the R. C. Cathedral on Tuesday night when Raphael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas O'NEIL of Witless Bay, and Miss M. CAREW, lately attached to the nursing staff at the Lunatic Asylum, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rt. Rev. Mons. KITCHIN.  The bride, who was prettily attired, was attended by Miss DINN of Witless Bay, while Mr. John CAREW, station agent at Witless Bay, supported the groom .  Following the ceremony an excellent wedding supper was partaken of at Butlers Restaurant and the health of the bride and groom duly honored.  After the festivities Mr. and Mrs. O'NEIL drove to their future residence, 124 Bond Street.  Their many friends wish the happy young couple a long and prosperous wedded life.

Tue. Dec. 15, 1925



Lolia Pearl PARSONS is dead.  She died in Toronto, Ont., just as the shades of the first December evening in1925, were beginning to Fall.  Coming as it did, suddenly, and unexpectedly, her death was a shock and a surprise to her loved ones and many friends, both in Toronto and Newfoundland.  A slight cold, which was not thought of seriously, developed into pluro-pneumonia and despite the best medical skill, she passed away after only five days illness.   She came to Toronto from Newfoundland in September 1924 and since that time had made many friendships as was shown by the numerous beautiful floral tributes.  The funeral service held on December 3rd, was conducted by Rev. E. H. TOYE, assisted by Rev. Mr. McTAVISH.  In his address Mr. TOYE said: "Pearl was just graduated.  She has passed from one room into another.  She is not dead."  She leaves to mourn their sad loss a sorrowing mother, Mrs. May G. PARSONS, one sister, Mrs. Geo. NOEL of Freshwater, Nfld; three brothers, Frederick, Gordon and Max.  The latter is a member of the Newfoundland Conference of United Church and at present a student at Victoria College. - Com.


On Saturday an invalid of almost forty years passed within the veil. Miss Jessie CHAMBERS was one of Newfoundland fairest daughter, with beauty of character a sublimity of patience, and a tenderness, which will long be held in loving remembrance by her family and friends.  She was a daughter of the late James and Susan CHAMBERS of Harbor Buffett, and a cousin of Mr. W. Mck. CHAMBERS, M. H. A.  Miss Jessie was born on Burgeo Island in Placentia Bay.  When in the prime of her youth she was stricken with an illness, which developed into Chronic Rheumatism and left her almost helpless.  Some time after the death of her father, Mrs. and Miss CHAMBERS went to Harbor Buffett and resided with Mrs. Mary Jane BURTON, a married sister.  About three years ago the family came to St. John's, the mother passing away a  few months later. Saturday brought relief from suffering uncomplainingly borne; and yesterday afternoon the enfeebled frame was laid to rest in the Church of England Cemetery.  Hers was the constant prayer : —

" Let me be still and murmur not

Or breath the prayer divinely taught

Thy will be done"

and the answer was abundant, for she triumphed over affliction and radiated happiness


Fri. Dec. 18, 1925



A very pretty wedding took place at Christ Church, Bonavista, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, 1925, when Agnes J., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MILES of Bonavista, and Roland, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark PLOUGHMAN, of Port Rexton, were united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony.

The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away; Rev. Canon BAYLY officiating.  Miss Winnie SMITH acted as the maid of honor.  The groom was ably supported by Mr. George FORD.  Misses Una COLLIER, and Doris GARLAND were the flower girls.  The bride looked charming in a dress of white satin crepe, trimmed with pearls, and veil and coronet of orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of carnations, chrysanthemums, and maiden hair fern. Her traveling costume was a dress of reindeer, and a coat of henna, with hat to match.  The maid of honor looked very pretty wearing a dress of canary crepe-de-chene, with picture hat.  The little flower girls both looked pretty in pale pink silk.  After the ceremony the wedding party motored to the home of the bride's parents, where a reception was held, and supper served, the groom's present to the bride was muskrat fur coat, and to the maid of honor, a gold piece, to the best man gold cuff links, to the flower girls, gold bracelets.  The bride's presents were numerous and valuable.  After the supper the bride and groom entrained for Port Rexton, and after spending a day or two with relations and friends, left for Green's Harbor, their future home, where the groom holds a responsible position with the firm of Drover Bros..  On their arrival at Green's Harbor, they were met and greeted with displays of bunting, salvos of guns, and cheers.  The writer joins in wishing Mr. and Mrs. PLOUGHMAN many happy years of wedded Life.



Bonavista, Dec. 14th 1925

Tue. Dec. 22, 1925



- Last evening, Frances PACK, widow of J. PACK.  Funeral on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, W. CAMPBELL, Circular Road.


- Passed peacefully away, at Harbor Grace, on Sunday night, Dec. 20th, John TRAPNELL, J.P., I .S.O., aged 76 years.  Funeral will take place this afternoon.


- Last evening, Gordon Francis, darling child of William and Elizabeth RODGERS, aged fifteen months.


- At the home of her sister, Mrs. Eugene PIKE, at Everett, Mass., on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20th., Elizabeth, second eldest daughter of Louise and the late E. W. BENNETT Sr.  Interment at Everett.


- Passed peacefully away after a short illness, Michael, aged 34 years, beloved son of Eliza and the late Michael MURPHY, leaving a mother, brother, and sister, Mrs. Edward WICKHAM.  Funeral from his late residence, 24 Codner Lane.  Friends and acquaintances please attend without further intimation.


- After a brief illness, Martha, beloved wife of David McALLISTER, aged 64 years , leaving to mourn husband 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 brother (in California) , 4 grandchildren and a large circle of friends.  Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 55 Brazil's Square.  Friend and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.  R.I.P. (New York and California papers please copy)



On Thursday evening, the 17th inst., there passed away, after a lingering illness, Mr. William REES, of George.

Wed. Dec. 23, 1925



- At Brigus on Thursday, the 17th inst., James POMEROY, aged 47 years.


- On Dec. 22nd, after a short illness, Eugenie Mary Kennedy, wife of James HOWLETT, of the Goulds.  Funeral at the Goulds, on Thursday at 10 o'clock.

Thur. Dec. 31, 1925


"Fate steals along with silent tread,

Found oftenest what least we dread

Frowns in the storm with angry brow,

But in the sunshine strikes the blow."


"Through the black night and driving rain

A ship is struggling, all in vain,

To live upon the stormy main

Miserere Domine!"

Adelaide Proctor.



28 - Charles AYRES, Fortune, disappears from schooner Emily H. Patten, when in Soras

River, Setabul, Portugal.

31 - Theodore William SPARKES, Golf Avenue, night Electrican, when turning on the power at the Sub-Station, slipped, and coming contact with a live terminal, was instantly killed, age 20.



5 - Frank J. PRIDE, Carpenter, killed at Boston, through fall from house.

7 - Caleb BARRETT, Dunford  Street, killed by a blast at Deer Lake.  A stone struck him in his shack, age 29

A man names NEWHOOK, of Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, perished in severe storm when traveling homeward.  His body was discovered many days later a mile east of Tickle Harbor.

23 - Hurricane winds on South Coast; fishing ships driven to sea.  Many meet watery graves, including Charles BUFFETT and crew of Rose Blanche', Ephraim HANN, Herbert GROVES, and crew of Petites, Angus RANSOME and crew of Burgeo.

James HAYWARD knocked over by main boon and drowned, when Capt. HANNON's skiff was lost near Rose Blanche

31 - James BYRNE, Mail Courier, Parker's Cove, found dead from exposure, 2 1/4 miles from Boot Harbor.


5 - Richard MacDONALD, Little Bay, drowned through the ice near Hall's Bay, age 20.

15 - Samuel COLE, Newfoundland veteran of the Spanish-American War, drowned, when the schooner Republic was sunk in a collision on her home-trip to Gloucester, Mass; with a halibut cargo.

19 - John POWELL, Bonavista, 25, accidentally shot while bird hunting of Gull Island.

26 - Ten year old child named GRAHAM, burned to death when shack at Mount Moriah, Curling, was destroyed.

27 - John COX died as the result of a fall through the ice on Petty Harbour Long Pond, age 77.


1 - Marguerite COLBOURNE, aged 1 year 8 months, dies from injuries received the previous day through falling in a tub of boiling water.

4 - Alexander PACE, a Newfoundlander resident in Sydney for the past 25 years, killed by fall of stone at 1 B Mine. Sydney.

25 - Mrs. Margaret TURNER, Happy Adventure, found dead under tragic circumstances.


15 - Charles SPENCER, age 65 , drowned on a pond near Burgeo.

16 - Howard CASEY, fisherman; drowned off Boston

20 - Thomas DOBBIN, Bonne Bay, drowned at Curling, 19.

23 - Reuben RALPH lost overboard from schooner Gordon T. Tibbo, from Cadiz to Grand Bank.

Howard CAREW, Bay Bulls, 23, drowned at Brown's Bank when Halibut fishing.


1 - Schooner Cape D'Or, N.S., rammed by S. S. Clackamas, U.S.A. five lives lost.  Peter TOBIN and Justin WARREN of Newfoundland among the victims.

2 - Thomas LEGGE, Twillingate resident, fatally wounds himself when shooting 25 miles off shore.

10 - Ephraim PARDY and Philip HAMMON of Newfoundland, lost in dory fishing on Quero Bank.

18 - Cecil DAWE, Port de Grave, drowned at Harbour Grace from schooner Shamrock.

19 - Ronald BESON, 22, killed by train at Grand Falls.

20 - Residence of Patrick O'NEIL, corner of Patrick Street and Water Street, destroyed by fire.  His two children, Agnes and Fred 3 ½ and 21/2 respectively asphyxiated.

21 - Lawrence CONWAY, formerly of Conception, drowned from Delaware Bridge, Philadelphia, U. S. A.

22 - Marie SIMMS, aged 2 years, dies from injuries received in motor accident.


24 - Grace WILLIAMS, aged 14, accidently shot at Merasheen.


9 - Ethel BURT, aged 8, drowned at Friday's Bay through fall from wharf.

23 - Schooner Argos slips off rocks and four Burin fisherman drowned, Joseph RICKS and Richard MOULTAN, of Burin Bay, with Fred MOULTON and Bertram THORNE of Port au Bras.

27 - Five year old child of Edward KELLY, King's Bridge, killed by motor car at foot of Kenna's Hill.

28 - Edward POND of Greenspond found drowned.

29 - Chesley VINCENT, 4, drowned in land wash below the Battery.


3 - William WATERMAN, master of the schooner M.P. Cashin, accidentally shoots himself at Gander Bay, when seal hunting in motor boat.

6 - David ANDREWS, 43, Upper Gullies, and Henry DAWE, 58, Cupids killed through caving in of gravel pit, the former near Seal Cove Bridge, and the latter near the Railway station at Brigus.

8 - John NOEL of the Dock near Bareneed, falls when fixing wireless communication at Smokey, Labrador and is killed.

10 - William TAYLOR, Carbonear, 23, accidentally killed at Hawley, Pennsylvania, when engaged in bridge construction.

11 - Edward MUSSON, 21, of Mouse Island, near Channel drowned when returning from the fishing grounds.

13 - Bernard DONOVAN, 16, King's Cove, accidentally shot by a companion, near Broad Cove, B.B. dying a few hours later.

Isaac WALBOURNE, Change Island, lost in a storm, through capsizing of boat.

17 - Violet BINGALL, 10, drowned by falling from the shore at Leading Tickle s

20 - Joseph RIDGELY and son, belonging to the schooner Admiral Dewey, reported drowned of Blanc Sablon.

Albert Augustus BROWN, 13, drowned while bathing near Donovan's.

25 - Hezekiah GARLAND, 40, captain of schooner Gondola, hit by main boom, knocked overboard and drowned about two miles from Merasheen, Placentia Bay.


6 - Two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Max LESTER, run over by horse and cart and killed.

12 -Nicholas PENNEY, 46, Carbonear, accidentally killed on Bell Island.

John POWER, Bambrick Street, injured by fall of mud tub at the Dry Dock, and died the following morning in hospital.

16 - Reginald MARSHALL, Carbonear, killed in an automobile accident at Boston.

21 - Joseph OAKE, Fogo, dies in his fishing boat during lightning storm.

24 - William EDSTROM, 21, drowned when wharf collapses at premises of United Coal Company


1 - John MANUEL, who escaped from the Lunatic Asylum, found dead under a stable on the Thorburn Road.

9 - Frederick MADORE, of Jeffery's, St. George's, killed at Corner Brook when landing  Coal cargo from S. S. Certo.

13 - Mrs. G. H. HOLLOWAY, 59, paymaster at Corner Brook, and his son A. R. HOLLOWAY, 33, chief timekeeper, drowned in the Humber River, near Steady Brook, through upsetting of canoe.

18 - William PARSONS accidentally killed at Sydney, aged 26 years.

22 - Alexander McLeEAN, 47, of the schooner Ellen Little, found dead on the beach near St. John, New Brunswick.

Nathaniel ASHBOURNE of Island Cove, Harbor Grace District, drowned from a mud scow off Boston.

26 - Burgeo schooner Inez G., 55 tons, capsizes and six Newfoundlanders lose their lives, — Capt. Joseph VATCHER, Robert STRICKLAND, Edward HARRIS, John HISCOCK, R. STRICKLAND, with John WHEELER, whose home was in North Sydney.

25 - Joseph RUTH, Summerside, dies after having one of his legs badly crush through slipping into moving machinery at Corner Brook.


13 - Harry PETITE, business man of Fortune Bay, son Arthur, age 20, and Frederick CREAMER drowned from motor boat while going from English Harbor to Mose Ambrose

18 - Body of Bessie BARRETT, domestic in the city, who disappeared a week previously, found by the police in three feet of water in Rennie's River.

19 - S. S. Derville, Capt. HARVARD, left Emily Harbour, Labrador, fish laden, and not since heard off.  Crew numbered 5.

23 - James JACKMAN, 13, lost in a storm fell in a well near his home at the Front, Bell Island, and drowned.

Mrs. Stephen ABBOTT, 54, Fogo District perishes in storm.

26 - James  AUSTIN killed at Tilt Cove by a dynamite explosion.

27 - Samuel HUMPHRIES, aged 50, Cape Freels, accidentally shot at Newtown by his companion, who was repairing a gun.


4 - Alexander McDONALD, 17, falls into steamer hold at Corner Brook, and is instantly killed.

Thomas BEST, of S.S. Home's crew, crushed to death between ship and wharf at Little Bay Island.

8 - Alphonsus DUGGAN accidentally shot at Salmonier.

14 - Captain Stewart WINSOR of Wesleyville found drowned in St. John's Harbor.    

21 - Robert LEAWOOD, formerly of Grand Bank, 24, killed in motor car accident at Swampscott, Mass.

24 - Jean Chesley DICKS, Harbor Breton drowned while bird shooting, 26.

25 - Nicholas WILCOX died in hospital at New Waterford, results of accident on No.12 Bank Head, 13 days previously, aged 22.


4 - Harry READER, native of Newfoundland, killed by fall of coal in No.1 Colliery, Sydney.

6 - Andrew TURNER, 30, struck by motor car, near Donovan's, and died in hospital a few hours later,

9 - John COOK, Postmaster at Ingonish, Capt Breton, native of Newfoundland, washed overboard from schooner Julia, off Cape Smokey, Cape Breton Island.

10 - Magistrate WILTON of Bonne Bay reports five or six year old child of Charles HINES, Race Harbor, killed and devoured by savage dogs.

12 - Tragic death of Mary OLIVER, Thorburn Road 15

14 - Four year old son of Mrs. Moses ABBOTT, Doting Cove, suffocated when house destroyed by fire.

17 - Two and half year old son of Mr. KING dies in hospital from burns received in a fire at his home the previous afternoon.

19 - Graham COLLINS, 23, operator on paper machine, Grand Falls, becomes entangled between revolving paper rolls and is instantly killed.

24 - William KEA, 46, Goose Cove, T. B., perished in blizzard.

25 - John MALAY, Newfoundland sailor on steamer trawler Rayondor, drowned near Canso; investigation proceeding.


"There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told,

When two that are link'd in one heavenly tie,

With heart never changing and brow never cold,

Love on thro' all ills, and love till they die."




30 - Ernest WILLIAMS, the Goulds, and Miss Reta LEA, Petty Harbour.


Rev. Robert BELBIN, Exploits, and Miss Bertha HULL, Twillingate.



2 - Dr. Arthur DIAMOND and Miss Irene Atwell WINSOR, Wesleyville.

3 - Dr. J. H. FURNEAUX and Miss Mary Marguerite CLARKE.

4 - Walter WILLIAMS, Goulds and Miss Frances HOWLETT, Petty Harbour.

5 - James P. COOK and Miss Janie HUNT.

6 - William SOMERVILLE, Muir, Scotland, and Miss Flora Dunn SCOTT, Curling.

Garland B. BURSEY and Miss Blanche HILLIER, St. Leonard's.

7 - Wilfred C. PARSONS, Hudson Bay Company, and Miss Marguerite McC. DAWE, Port de Grave, at St. Thomas's.

15 - Henry C. FISCHER, and Miss Jane Louise KENDALL, Brooklyn, N.Y.

17 - Leo JACKMAN and Miss Gertrude MULLALY at Montreal.

19 - Francis M O'LEARY and Miss Molly DUCHEMIN.

26 - Capt. Raymond Purchase SHAE, and Miss Beatrice Belle MOULTON, Port au Basques


4 - John Cowan ELLIS and Miss Ina Gertrude CHAFE.

10 - Gordon Jeans OKE and Miss Saddie BARNES, Hampton.

Walter Manning CUSLETT and Miss Honora May COFFEY, Angel's Cove.

11 - Charles McCARTHY and Miss BUTT, Crocker's Cove, Carbonear.

14 - P. J. FURLONG, Placentia, and Miss Ida ROSS, Burin.

16 - Walter J. MORRISEY and Miss Elizabeth MURPHY.

17 - Ernest SNOW and Miss Jessie BLACKMORE, Bell Island

18 - Reuben PARSONS and Miss Elizabeth MERCER, Bay Roberts.

21 - Michael HARVEY and Miss Annie BREEN, Bell Island.

22 - Peter L. BATTCOCK and Miss Annie BROWNE.

24 - Capt. Eric R. G. CHAFE, M.C., and Miss Beatrice STICK.


14 - Charles E. WHITE and Miss Blanche ROWE.

16 - Fred SNOW and Miss Eliza SHARPE, Bell Island.

26 - Edward E. ULPH, Turbridge Wells, England, and Miss Winifred Muriel DAWE,

Bay Roberts


8 - William HAYWARD and Miss Rowena ELLIOTT.

9 - Mark PIKE and Miss Flora TAYLOR at Freshwater, B. D. V.

10 - James H. CRAWFORD and Miss Dorothy WHITE.

18 - Hubert Kitchener WYATT and Miss Marion May SOPER.

Michael FURY, Harbour Main, and Miss Lucy WALSH, West Mines, Wabana

25 - Robert A TAYLOR and Miss Lillian TAYLOR

27 - Patrick DAWSON and Miss Nellie B. CLEARY, both of Bay Roberts at South Boston

29 - Hayward MATTHEWS, Brownsdale, and Miss Elsie SPARKES, Sibley's Cove.

30 - T. B. WHITE and Miss Monica LONG

Henry S. WINDELER and Miss Dorothy E. BAIN, Grand Falls.


3 - Hon. T. C. FITZHERBERT, formerly Private Secretary to Sir Ralph WILLIAMS, and Mrs. Henry BROUGHHAM, in England.

6 - James ANTHONY, South River, and Miss Minnie TUCKER, Bareneed

Hubert Francis RENDELL and Miss Edwina Hutton WOODS at New York.

Chesley DRISCOLL and Miss Irene WILLIAMS, at Cambridge, Mass.

Albert VAUGHAN and Miss Eve COWAN.

12 - Bertram Edgar BEMISTER, Newtown, B.B., and Mrs. Florence May WHITE, Bonavista.

18 - Charles L MAY, Botwood, and Miss Beatrice JONES, Point of Bay, Exploits River.

22 - Dr. Wilson POWELL, of Bonavista to Miss Selina FRITZE, at New Haven, U.S.A.

27 - Randall HARDY, Halifax, formerly of Burgeo, and Miss Rebecca Jan MILES, Otter's

Point, at Halifax.

29 - James SAUNDERS and Miss Jessie STRONG, Long Cove, Burin.


1 - Michael POWER and Miss Annie Mary O'NEIL.

2 - Charles FILLIER, Clarke's Beach, and Miss Winifred GOSSE, Spaniard's Bay

3 - Frederick Gowan CHAFE, Harbour Grace, and Miss Marjorie WILCOX, Heart's Content

8 - Arnold ROY, Sackville, N.B., and Miss Rachel MORGAN, George Town, Brigus at Amherza

Malcolm M. PARSONS, St. John's and Miss Rita BUFFETT, Grand Bank, at Begota, New Jersey.

Michael WHALEN and Miss Mary McGRATH, Colliers.

9 - Joseph MacKINLEY and Miss Vera SHAMBLER.

13 - Ernest CONNORS and Miss Loretta TARRANT, Lawn

15 - Ishmael TUCKER, Burnt Point, Bay de Verde, and Miss Fanny HANDCOCK, St. John's

16 - John T. CARROLL, 2nd Officer, S.S. Silvia, and Miss Madeline Hellier JAMES, at Halifax

17 - Henry MacDonald HEARN, Brigus, and Miss Margaret MOORE, at Carbonear.

Arthur JOHNSON and Miss Marjorie JOLIFFE.

18 - Harold E. BATTON and Miss Hettie V. NEWELL, Bareneed at St. John's

David FERGUSON and Miss Marjorie JOHNSON

Ronald FLYNN, La Manche Mines, and Miss Sadie GOSNEY, Black River.

22 - Nathaniel EVELEIGH, Trinity, and Miss Charlotte M. TOMS, Carbonear, at Grand Falls

23 - Michael BRUCE and Miss Marta WIFFEN

25 - S. Richard STEELE and Miss Sybil HISCOCK.

28 - Richard WALSH and Miss Annie DOBBIN, at Boston.

30 - Charles McGRATH, Corner Brook and Miss Elizabeth DUNPHY, St. John's


1 - Rev. John T. CLARKE and Miss Lily OLDFORD at Bell Island.

Dr. Garnet P. SMITH, Fall River, and Miss Lillian GOSSE, Spaniard's Bay, at Boston

6 - John MOLLOY, Grand Falls, and Miss Alice MURRAY, Argentia, at St. John's

8 - Lieut. Ronald McKendrick CHAFE and Miss Flora CURRIE.

Patrick O'TOOLE and Miss Annie SHAW, Bell Island.

13 - Ambrose GOSLING and Miss Elwyn NASH

15 - John Guy TAYLOR and Miss Beatrice FRY

18 - Marmaduke George WINTER and Miss Ina Jean CAMPBELL

20 - Bonn RIDEOUT, East Wabana, and Miss Myrtle SNOW.

21 - C. Chesley BUTT and Miss Marjorie WILLS, at Topsail

22 - William BOLAND and Miss Violet HARVEY.

23 - William REES and Miss REES, Lance Cove, Bell Island.

Edward FAHEY, St. John's, and Miss Winifred BRAZIL, Spaniard's Bay

25 - Joseph SHEAN, Pouch Cove, and Miss Alice MICHAELS at Ottawa

27 - Richard HEARN and Miss Marie POWER, Wabana, at Philadelphia.

28 - Capt. Bruce JENNINGS, S.A., and Capt Louise IVANY, S.A.



3 - Thomas FAGAN and Miss Mary MARTIN.

12 - J. A. Robinson PEAC, Canso, and Miss Vera Edna Alice HOPKINS at Heart's Content

Frederick G. HOUSE and Miss Mildred PIPPY

13 - Joseph G. HIGGINS, B.A., and Miss Alice M. CASEY, Harbour Grace

17 - Elias G. PITMAN, Pelley's Island and Miss Bessie M. DAWE, Seldom-Come-By, at St. John's.

18 - Frederick J. HANN, St. John's, and Miss Ida Edna NOBLE, Nippers Harbour

19 - John BROWN and Miss Nellie KENNEDY.

20 - Hon. R. K. BISHOP, M. L.C., and Miss Alexandrina BELL, London.

23 - George SYMONDS, St. John's, and Miss Martha FOWLER, Topsail

26 - Bernard DOWWNE and Miss Kathleen RYAN, Bell Island.

29 - Professor A. Gayle WALDROP and Miss Gwendolyn Dunfill MEWS, at Boulder, Colorado.


1 - Henry TOBIN and Miss Elizabeth WHITE, West Mines, Bell Island, at Sydney.

7 - Gus CONNORS and Miss Isabel JACKMAN.

8 - William BECK, Sound Island, and Miss Dorothy BECK.

9 - Charles PARNELL and Miss Dorothy M. SMITH of Placentia, at Halifax.

10 - James TRAVERSE and Miss Nellie CARROLL, Bell Island.

Arthur HAYDEN, Harbour Grace, and Miss Sadie TRAVERSE, Bell Island.

22 - James HANNEBURY and Miss Hannah MORGAN, South River.

John GUNN, Bell Island, and Miss Margaret KENT, North River

William J. HAMMOND, East Wabana, and Miss Mabel Sybil LEGGE at Corner Brook

23 - John BOLGER, West St. Modiste, and Miss Hannah GEORGE, at Corner Brook.

Rev. Gilbert IVANY, Old Perlican, and Miss Barbara BROWN, Bonavista.


2 - Albert NOSEWORTHY, St. John's, and Miss Ivy May WOODERSON, Folkstone, England, at Corner Brook

3 - William Prout GOODRIDGE and Miss Freda Dorothy HAYWARD          

Joseph SOMERTON and Miss Daisy Barbara PARSONS.

4 - John HOLDEN and Miss Margaret HANNAFORD

5 - John George BARNES and Miss Carrie BECK, Woody Island, P.B.

6 - Kenneth Stanley HINES and Miss Edith Jane MESSERVEY, St. George's, at Halifax.

James QUINLAN and Miss Theresa McLEAN, Bell Island.

Edgar James ROWE and Miss Lillian ASH at Sydney.

10 - Eugene BABB and Mss Gladys HUTCHINGS, West Wabana.

A. W. BENTLY, Corner Brook, and Miss Agnes Helen ROSS, Montreal

11 - Mr. MATHER, Waltham, Mass., and Miss Ida LEWIS of Woodford's, at Newton. Mass.

13 - Horace J. McCOAN, Plumstead, England, and Miss Kathleen PARSONS, St. John's, at Mineola, New York.

15 - John L. DEE and Miss Kathleen O'CONNELL

Albert George ROGERS and Miss Emma Florence GOSSE.

Arthur FRAMPTON, St. John's, and Miss Florence Dorothy COLLINS, Indian Island.

17 - Rev. Mark FENWICK, D.D., and Mrs. Joan W. WORRALL, at Fenelon Falls, Ont.

18 - Maxwell YETMAN, Harbour Grace, and Miss Dora WHELAN, Flowers Cove.

20 - Thomas McDONALD and Miss Mary BARRON, Bell Island.

21 - Rev. Hule LeMESSURIER and Miss Jean McCallum STEVENSON at Harrow, England.

J. H. PENEY, St. John's, and Miss Mary GARDNER, Little Bay d'Or at North Sydney.

28 - Arthur K STANSFIELD and Miss Meredith WAY at Corner Brook

29 - Moses EARLE and Miss Florence PIKE, both of Carbonear, at Corner Brook.


3 - Peter HANN, Port Royal and Miss Gertrude DAVIS, Indian Harbour

5 - George BERNSTEIN and Miss Mary HACKETT at Halifax.

7 - Levi DRAKE and Miss Lettie KNICKLE at Lunenberg

9 - Sydney F. SKIFFINGTON and Miss Kathleen DEWLING.

Jesse Gordon THISTLE, Corner Brook and Miss Gertrude Louise DAVIS, Harbour Grace

17 - Raphael O'NEIL and Miss M. CAREW

Robert HIBBS and Miss Bessie (Maiden Name Missing) 

18 - Stephen HAMMOND, Lance Cove, and Miss L. Costello PARSONS, Spaniard's Bay, at Bell Island.

Frederick BROWN, New York, and Miss Ethel CARNEL, St. John's, at Rutherford, N.J.

Hedley REID, New Harbor, and Miss Maud VOKEY, Spaniard's Bay

Thomas TRAVERS and Miss Susie BENNETT, Bruley, Bar Haven.

19 - Max PRIDDLE and Miss Gerturde BARRETT.

21 - Joseph C. BENSON, Grates Cove, and Miss Flora Isabel CRAMM, Old Perlican.

23 - J. R. SMALLWOOD, St. John's, and Miss Clara OAATES, Carbonear.

James DUKE and Miss Janet POPE, Ionia, Bar Haven

William DUKE and Miss Bessie BRUCE, Ionia, Bar Haven

25 - Hebert George BOWDEN and Miss Agnes Moore SOPER.

Patrick MILLER, Bell Island, and Miss Jane COLE, Conception

Corbet J. BURSEY and Miss Florence BARRETT, Old Perlican

Ronald PLOUGHMAN, Port Rexton and Miss Agnes J. MILES, Bonavista.

27 - Peter CULLETON and Miss Mary Anna HANN, Bar Haven

29 - M. BEST and Miss Mary Josephine LAMB, Southern Harbour, P.B


9 - William James BUFFETT, Belloram and Miss Alice ROSE at Sydney

16 - Dr. J. L. DICKSON and Miss Muriel Maude KNIGHT

Norman SNOW, Coley's Point, and Miss Florence MERCER, Bay Roberts

18 - Walter D. IVANY and Miss HARRIS, Bell Island.




12 - Edmund REID, North Harbor P.B.


5 - Miss Annie STOWE of Harbor Grace, at New Orleans.

7 - Mrs. Joseph BENNING, Lawn, 79

12 - Miss Matilda GOOD, at London, 77

17 - Mrs. Ludwig WELLS, Glovertown , 26

19 - Patrick COFFEY, Angel's Cove, Placentia Bay, 76

26 - Ambrose YOUNG, Heart's Content, 63

31 - John KAVANAGH, 51



2 - Bert PITCHER at Chicago.

Joseph FITZGERALD, Wabana, 11

Mrs. George POWER, South Side, Carbonear, 62

3 - Martin O'FLANAGAN, 73

Andrew J. WOOD, Bay Roberts, 62

Mrs. Elizabeth H. DEVLIN, 79

Jeremiah HALLERAN, at Boston, 79

4 - Mrs. Stephen THISTLE, 52

James CURRAN, Wabana Mines, 18

Mrs. Jemima LeDREW, Cupids, 77

Patrick WHELAN, Chapel's Cove, 24

5 - Capt. James HODDINOTT, Milton, Carmanville, 60

Mrs. Solomon BOONE, South River, 60

Thomas WHITTEN, Petty Harbour,

6 - Mrs. Ellen QUINLAN, 83

Miss Nellie CONWAY, Bell Island

Miss Mollie WOODFORD, Bell Island, 17

7 - Mrs. M. A. RABBITTS, Heart's Content, at Toronto

8 - James CULLEN, Carbonear, 55

9 - John B FOOTEe, Grand Bank.

10 - Miss Lucy G. NOONAN

Miss Mary O'BRIEN

Evelyn LeDREW, Cupids, 14 ½

11 - Miss Anna THOMPSON

Mrs. Eliza MOORE, 74

12 - Rev. T. W. ATKINSON, 79

13 - David SHEA, Bar Haven

15 - Jordan PYNN, 79

17 - Mrs. Alexander A. PARSONS.

William SINNOTT, 67

18 - Mrs. Bertram HUTCINGS, 43

Capt. Ambrose FORWARS, formerly of Burgeo, at Lingan, Cape Breton.

19 - Mrs. William POWER, 47

20 - Mrs. Mary LESTER, 72

21 - Mrs. Jennie BREWER, 31

David McLEAN, Bell Island, 14

23 - John H. DOYLE, 80

Michael RAFTUS, 80

24 - John Charles GREEN, Winterton, 75

25 - Mrs. Neil PATRICK, 27

26 - Mrs. Elizabeth PERRON, 78

Miss Margaret LAWTON, King's Cove, 83

Henry LUFFMAN, Bell Island, 82

27 - Mrs. Richard LAWTON, King's Cove, 69

28 - James HARDING, Portugal Cove, 91

30 - Rev. Canon T. G. NETTEN, 80

31 - Mrs. Harriet J. REID, 87

Miss Maud DOBBIN, Bell Island.


1 - Mrs. Mary Ann HOWELL, formerly of Carbonear.

John BARRETT, French Cove, Bay Roberts, 69 1/2

3 - Mrs. Augustus PARSONS, 63

John Joseph GOUGH, J.P., St Joseph's, Salmonier, 52

Miss Nellie PETITE at North Sydney

4 - Dr. Walter M. COPERTHWAITE, Sydney, 51

Andrew C. BLACKWOOD, 79

Nicholas WALSH, 84

5 - John Pierce HAND, 5

Mrs. Ida WALSH, Kilbride

John MURRAY, Cabman

Ex-corporal James P. HOULIHAN, Blue Puttee, at London, 36

7 - Charles W. MORRIS, at River Forest, Illinois, 67

8 - Mrs. Richard HEATH

9 - Mrs. Eliza SHEPPARD, formerly of Carbonear, 76

11 - George REID, 78

Shenstone PARSONS, formerly of Carbonear, at Channel.

Miss Louise RUSSELL, at Dartmouth, N.S., 19

12 - Mrs. Mary MAYERS, Chapel's Cove, 71

13 - Mabel JAMIESON, 10 1/2

Miss Anastatia MURPHY

14 - Solomon BUTT, 83


Mrs. William REES, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 35

Mrs. John J. GOFF, at Sydney

Arthur FURLONG, Placentia, 26

15 - Richard GAUL, 42

Mrs. Patience C. HOOD, formerly of Bay Roberts, 84

Samuel EVANS, at Halifax, 56

17 - James CLUNEY, 65

18 - John MISKELL, 20

19 - Miss Lillian COWAN

Mrs. Charles C. STRINGER, 41

21 - Mrs. J. S. TAIT, 63

Miss Mary Ann MARTIN, 46

22 - Capt George SPRACKLIN, Brigus, 72

Mrs. Marcella McGrath KNIGHT, 77

Mrs. Keith OSBORNE

23 - Miss Margaret JACKMAN, 17

Mrs. Nora (Capt. James) LYNCH, 82

Samuel KEAN, Brookfield, B.B., 73

24 - Mrs. W. A. FRENCH, Pouch Cove.

25 - Walter WALSH, Goulds, 68

John HALL, Stephenville, suddenly at Deer Lake.

26 - Thomas J. NURSE, 34

27 - Dorothy May HAYES, 8


1 - Samuel H. GARLAND, H.M.C., 35

Miss Mary CONNORS, 21

James Robert WHITE, Trinity, 71

2 - Mrs. Jane GOSSE, formerly of Spaniard's Bay, at Vancouver, 78

3 - Mrs. A. B. COURTEEN, formerly of Bay Roberts, at Truro.

Mrs. Mary Jane PERRY, Brigus, 74

Frederick CECIL, native of Newfoundland, at Rynd, Italy, 63

4 - Miss Clarice Dorothea Pearl JAMES, 22

Capt. Patrick KEEFE, Placentia 84

5 - James RYAN

Mrs. Bridget FITZGERALD, West Mines, Bell Island, 60

6 - Mrs. C. E. A. JEFFERY

Patrick J. O'NEIL, H.M.C., 70

John EZEKIEL, East Wabana, 69

Madeline METCALF, Wabana, 69

Mrs. Alice SULLIVAN, Bell Island, 76

7 - Michael J. O'NEIL, Wabana

Mrs. Elizabeth O'FLAHERTY, Northern Bay, 73

8 - Mrs. George BARRETT, Coley's Point, 73

9 - Arthur George CLIFT, 20


12 - Alan Williams BUTT, 54

13 - Mrs. Frances E. KENNEDY, Harbour Grace.

14 - Edward HOWLETT, Tor's Cove, Teacher, 60.

15 - Mrs. Edward SHAW

George BARRETT, at Roxbury, Mass., 23

16 - John T. THISTLE

19 - Patrick J. BYRNE, 62

20 - Mrs. M. PECCKHAM, 75

22 - George S. WHITE.

Isabelle Alma IVANY, 12 ½

Matthew JACKMAN, Wabana, 61

23 - Michael J. LARKIN, War Veteran

Mrs. BROPHY, Mount Pearl, 63

Patrick COLLINS, Placentia, 19

25 - Alfred BALDWIN, Pouch Cove, 24

26 -      John Levi DIAMOND, at Glovertown, 23

Mrs. W. J. MACKEY, River Head, Harbour Grace.

27 - Richard NASH

28 - Nathaniel MILLER, 69

29 - Moses B. WELLMAN, 65

W. P. BOLAND, 71

Leo DUKE, Fox Harbor, 8

30 - Miss Rose DELANEY, Placentia, 18

31- Mrs. Kenneth BURDEN

William KELLY, 73


2 - Frances Edward DENCH, first manager of the St. John's Branch Bank of Commerce, at Kingston, 51

4 - Mrs. Margaret JOCELYN, at Springfield, Mass., 82

5 - Miss Rosalie BADCOCK, Carbonear.

Arthur TILLEY, Elliston, 76

6 - Richard C. BARTER, 76

7 - Mrs. Catherine DEMPSEY, 73

8 - Michael KING, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 67

9 - Mrs. Bridget ALCOCK.

10 - Thomas CAHILL, War Veteran, Carbonear, 31

11 - William PORTER, Long Pond, Foxtrap, 65

Mabel HOWELL, Pond Head, Carbonear, 14

12 - Captain James PIKE, the Beach, Carbonear, 84

Miss Gertrude OLIPHANT, 23

13 - Mrs. Edith DUDER of Guelph, Ontario.

Miss Eliza S. DRYER.

14 - Martha Lay BOONE, at Medford, Mass.

Mrs. P. F. DELANEY, Bay Roberts.

15 - James P. CAREW, 23

James A. J. CURRY, of Birkanhead, England

16 - Bessie M. BRAITHWAITE, Oderin, 19 1/2

17 - Joseph Morris IVANY

19 - Elizabeth PITTMAN, 71

21 - Charles HENRY, St. John's, native of Harbour Grace, at Cambridge, Mass., 95

22 - Mrs. J. S. BENEDICT, at Toronto

Sophie COYELL, 80.

24 - Mrs. Maud (Dr.) HOGAN, St. Mary's

Mrs. Clara O'KEEFE

John P. BRADSHAW, Placentia, 89

25 - Ethel Mary CANTWELL, 23

Patrick MORRISSEY, 79

26 - Susan NICHOLS

Andrew ELLIOTT, 63

27 - Mrs. Agnes M. WALSH

Thomas P. DAVIS, 50

Mrs. Jane EWING, at Somerville, Mass., 90

28 - Thomas O'NEIL, native of county Kilkenny, 90

29 - Capt. Robert H. ANDERSON, Port de Grave, 63

Philip NEWELL, Seldom Come By, 81

Thomas NICHOLS, 83


30 - Mrs. Philip McHUGH, Argentia, 33.


3 - Sarah DAWE, Bell Island, 75

4 - Philip McGRATH, Cuslett, 84

5 - Stephen ANGEL

6 - Mrs. Clara YOUNG, Upper Island Cove.

Rev. William F. McCARTHY, at Benoit-Joseph Montreal

7 - Philip FIELD, Torbay Road

8 - Miss Annie HAFEY, 18

Mrs. Annie Gladney McGRATH

9 - Mrs. Emily Beaton HAWKINS, Harbour Grace, 73.

Mrs. J. H. CAMPBELL (nee SMART), formerly of Bell Island, at Lynn, Mass.

10 - John JANES, 53

Mrs. Ann BUSSEY, 75

Sheriff CARTER, 97

Mrs. Priscilla SUMMERS.

Philemon GEORGE, 63

Duffie NOAH, 30

Mrs. P. A. EDWARDS, at Grand Falls

12 - Henry Thomas NORRIS, Grate's Cove, 57

13 - John Thomas ANDREWS, formerly of Port de Grave, 69

Miss Eliza PHALEN

James RIGGS, formerly of Bell Island, at North Sydney, 75

14 - Mrs. Mary Ann Baker NELSON, 79

17 - Samuel RUBY, the Goulds, 85     

18 - Mrs. Henrietta KEEPING, formerly of Port aux Basques, at Sydney, 98

A. WICKS, formerly of Greenspond.

John BUTT, at Windsor, N.S.

19 - Mrs. Elizabeth DUNN, Hopedale, Trinity Bay

Mrs. John ROGERS, 75          

20 - Samuel ELLIOTT, 51

J. K. BIRKETT, native of Harbor Breton, at Kingston, Ont.

21 - Mrs. Frank J. (Judge) MORRIS.

John Donald BUCHANAN.

William CONNOLLY, formerly of Trinity, 66

22 - Mrs. Emma Jane GARLAND, 82

23 - Miss Elizabeth R. MORGAN, late of the General Hospital

Mrs. Honora MAHER, 87.

24 - Adolph PINE, 37

Mrs. John T. WHITTEN, 72.

25 - Mrs. William PIKE, Clown's Cove, Carbonear

Mrs. John BUTT (nee Julia HERALD, Carbonear), at Windsor, N.S., 79.

27 - Mrs. Richard BADCOCK, Carbonear

28 - Lothrop GOOBIE, 64

29 - Thomas MOWLAND, Bonavista, War Veteran, 35


Mrs. Jane CLEARY, 67

30 - Mrs. Phoebe J. ANDREWS, 57

Thomas WINSOR, 72


1 - Martin HEFFERMAN, Maddox Cove. Petty Harbour

Mrs. Henry HUNT, Greenspond

Mrs. E. J. RYAN, Bell Island, 35.

2 - A. J. BURKE, formerly of St. Jacques, at Halifax.

Mrs. Edward CRAMM, Small Point, Bay de Verde, 55

3 - Alice LOCKYER, Bay De Verde, 4

Robert WHITE, John Street.

4 - Mrs. Alexander D. RANKIN, 73

Mrs. Charles CUMMINGS, 67

5 - John CONNORS, 16

Mrs. William TILLE, 75

6 - Matthew POWER, Master Cooper

Capt. Jeremiah CALLAHAN

Thomas HOGAN, Northern Bay

Richard GOSSE, at Montreal

7 - Mrs. Soloman CHIPMAN, Spaniard's Bay, 66

George COOMBES, H.M.C.

Mrs. (Capt.) George PERCY, Brigus

9 - Audrew LUBY, 75

Mrs. John W. FORAN

10 - George PENNEY, New Perlican, 86

Mrs. Margaret GORDON, at Edinburgh

12 - William R. STIRLING, H.M.C., 78.

Mrs. Margaret RYALL, 86

Captain Joseph GOSSE, 72

13 - Mrs. George PENNE, New Perlican, 84

William Francis WALSH, at Vancouver, 76

14 - Mrs. Richard KEARNEY

Thomas TURMOND, Bell Island

16 - Anthony SWEENEY

Mrs. John HARVEY, Bell Island,

Mrs. Michael BOLAND, 70

17 - Mrs. John GULLIVER, Craig Miller

Cyril H. FORWARD, Carbonear, 12 1/2

Miss Mildred CLIFT

18 - William F. KIELLEY, 73

William PIKE, Clown's Cove, Carbonear.

Frederick McNIVEN, 60

19 - W. J. CANTWELL, Cape Spear, 65

Victor TRAVERS, Harbour Grace, 86

Miss Alice MAHON, 18 1/2

John Joseph HOGAN, Long Beach, Bay de Verde, 50

20 - Mrs. Ellen JOYCE, 78

22 - Thomas E. SPENCER, Fortune

Mrs. Eleanora J. BARNES, 72

Mrs. Thomas BURKE, St. Jacques.

24 - Mrs. William (Sergt.) COUGHLAN, native of County Kilkenny, 84

Henry W. STONE, Cockpit Road, 68

Mrs. David PIKE, St. Lawrence, 82

25 - Richard BAGGS, Spaniard's Bay 77

Mrs. Fanny KELLY, 72

26 - Mrs. Henry HEARN, 48, Petty Harbour.

27 - Mrs. Samuel O. STEELE, at King's Kerswell, Devon.

Mrs. Catherine MacKay RYAN, Trinity

28 - William FIELD, 20


2 - Peter H. NEARY, Portugal Cove, 79

4 - John BROWN, East Mines, Wabana, 76

5 - Mrs. Absalom BELLMAN, 48

Patrick HANNAFORD, War Veteran

7 - William H. P. JERRETT, Clarke's Beach, 64

J. J. HAMMOND, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 59

8 - Miss Mary F. TAYLOR, Carbonear 20

Mrs. Agnes WALL

10 - Mrs. Patrick M. GREEN, Point Verde, Placentia

11 - William ALLEN, War Veteran

Mary E. CLATNEY, Grand Falls, 12

Francis IVANY, Grand Falls, 47

12 - John R. VOISEY, in New York

13 - Sydney COX, War Veteran

14 - John BARNABLE, War Veteran

Miss Mary C. WHITE, Bonavista 58

16 - Mrs. P. E. KELLEY

Mrs. Moses CHIPMAN, Spaniard's Bay.

18 - John SWEENEY, at Halifax, 70

19 - John GRIFFITHS, Cooper, 44

20 - Mrs. Ellen SINNOTT, Placentia, 87

Andrew COURISH, 10

Raymond COLLINS, Spaniard's Bay, 19

23 - Joseph CLARKE, Steward on S. S. Rosalind, at New York, 38

24 - Joseph HOWARD, at Cardiff, Wales, 57

26 - Mrs. Jessie Ballantina DALGIELSH, at Delkeith

27 - Duncan J. TAYLOR, Carbonear, 75

Mrs. Emma LOCKE, formerly of Cook's Harbour, at Montreal, 86

29 - Mrs. John SCURRY

Richard TAYLOR, Carbonear, 89

Noah THISTLE, Harbour Grace.

31 - Mrs. Elizabeth JACK, 85


1 - Chesley ROWE, 21

4 - William P. BOLAND, 72

5 - Miss Anastasia WALSH

6 - Richard THORNE, 47

Mrs. Susanna BARRETT, 84

9 - John DAWSON, 73

10 - Mrs. Mary STEVENSON, 73

Peter SLANEY, St. Lawrence

Mrs. Alfred CHURCHILL, Portugal Cove, 55

11 - Charlotte Muriel SHORT, Hants's Harbour, 12 ½

John Snelgrove ROPER, at Regina, Saskatchewan

Charles MILLER

Mark OSMOND, Carbonear, 28

Mrs. Ellen BURKE, formerly of St. Mary's, at Boston

13 - Miss Theresa MITCHELL, Queen's Road

Giles RENDELL, Heart's Content, 62

Ernest Alfred GOSNEY, War Veteran, 24

16 - Mrs. Annie M. SQUIRES, formerly of Greenspond, 87

18 - Rev. Sister Frances DesSALES (Dwyer), for 45 years Mistress General of Mount St. Vincent Girl's School at Rockingham, near Halifax.

Miss Minnie PITTMAN, Topsail

Miss Alice DORAN, Outer Cove, 18

Miss Emily PENNEY, Musgravetown, B.B., 21

19 - John SCEANS, 73

Mrs. Bridget DORSEY, 72

William CHIPMAN, Spaniard's Bay

21 - Jeremiah E. SAVAGE, 68

James HARDING, 75

23 - Elizabeth CARROLL

24 - Denis FURLONG, 78

William DIAMOND, Glovertown, at Indian Harbour, Labrador, 71

Mrs. Elizabeth FLETT

Mrs. James MADDEN

26 - E. L. KNIGHT, aged resident of Knight Street

Richard HICKEY, Bell Island, 27

27 - Mrs. Katherine SCOTT

Matthew KELLY, Bell Island, 51

28 - Mrs. Mary Agnes HURLEY

Mrs. Margaret Devereaux FORWARD.

Capt. Alfred DEAN, at Sydney, 83

29 - Victor PILL, at Birmingham, Alabama, 52

30 - Mrs. Ellen VERGE, Bell Island, 80

31 - Miss Jean (Cherry) FIRTH, 18

Edward MALONE, Bell Island, 54

Mrs. Emily L. (Gidson) SMITH, at Boston, Mass.


1 - Mrs. George J. HAYWARD, 67

Mrs. Michael CORNICK, 90

Mrs. Mary ANTHONY, 25

Thomas WALSH, J.P., Riverhead, Harbour Grace

2 - Joe LANE, of Labrador, at St. Anthony

Albert Edward GROVES, 23

Mrs. Michael HYNES, 74

Mrs. W. E. COX, 34

Mrs. Catherine WALSH, 84

4 - Isadore CHAIFFON, at Port Aux Basques, 88

Thomas DONNELLY, H.M.C., 54

George GOSSE, Wabana, 53

5 - Mrs. Patrick HICKEY, Bell Island

6 - Ernest CONNOLLY, in New York, 25

7 - David R. POWER

9 - William FEEHAN

10 - John ROONEY, Municipal Staff

11 - Mrs. Flora JEANS, 86

Joseph KENNEDY, Bell Island, 65

15 - James BISHOP, Wesleyville, 75

16 - Francis Gregory FITZGERALD

17 - Capt. Harry RILES, North Arm, Bay of Island.

18 - Corporal Robert CLARE, War Veteran

Mrs. Sarah MOORE, at Montreal, 80

19 - Michael THOMEY, H.M.C.

Thomas KENNEDY, 76

20 - Mrs. Jane Sarah HIPSON

21 - James Mifflin LAWRENCE, 71

Mrs. John STAMP, 51

24 - Miss Margaret DOHENEY

26 - Mrs. Henry GALLOP, 80

William MARTIN, 70

27 - Edward SNOOK, 62

Miss Helen Agnes (Nelly) WALLACE, 18

Peter FOLEY, St. Bride's, 62

Mrs. Edward BRODERICK, of Fortune Bay, at Halifax, 48

28 - Miss Mary McGRATH, 22

29 - Miss Catherine DUNN, Topsail Road

30 - William Thomas BURKE, Carbonear

James Thomas BURRY, Bunyan's Cove, B.B., 82


1 - Mrs. Ellen (J. W.) KINSELLA

Mrs. Michael KELLY, East Wabana, 52

2 - Major Whiteway MUDGE, at Montreal, 78

Captain W. G.  STRONG, 84

Mrs. William BAKER

3 - Wesley GOSSE, Spaniard's Bay

5 - Mary ADAMS

6 - George PENNEL, of Ochre Pit Cove, at St. John's, 66



7 - George HERDER

Louise SNOW, Fairy Run, Carbonear, 15

8 - Mrs. Elizabeth LYON, 75

Thomas AYLWARD Sr., King's Cove, 84

9 - Rev. Sister M-PAUL, formerly of sisters of Mercy in Newfoundland, at Dublin, Ireland.

Mrs. Patrick KENNEDY, Shoal Point, Trepassey, 31

10 - Alfred NOBLE, Nipper's Harbour, 78

11 - George KING, Sexton, suddenly, at George Street Church

Mrs. Isabella AUCHINLECK, 85

12 - Mrs. Stephen BENNETT, Carbonear

13 - Charlotte DODD, 37

14 - Mrs. William FOWLER, George Town, Brigus, 77

15 - John Lloyd CHANCEY

Mrs. Mary AYLWARD, Kilbride, 72

16 - Ernest CAREW

Mrs. Taylor PENNE, Carbonear

17 - Nellie QUIGLEY, 17

18 - Mrs. Priscilla GREEN

19 - Edward McGINN

20 - Arthur W. HISCOCK, President Regatta Committee, 71

William WHITEWAY, Musgrave Harbour

John ROGERS, 95

21 - William PRIDEAUX, formerly Superintendent of the Poor Asylum, 77

Mrs. Margaret Jane WHITTEN, 54

22 - Thomas MURPHY, War Veteran

Peter NEVILLE, Blackmarsh Road, 77

23 - Thomas BAKER, 77

Mrs. Sarah HUDSON, 79

Patrick Francis FOGARTY, Bain Harbor, P. B.

Robert COURAGE, Catalina, 75

26 - Nicholas GRACE, 74

27 - Charles J. FORAN, at Akron, Ohio

Ann Joseph DUNPHY

28 - Mrs. Mary PERKS, Grand Falls, 75

Mrs. Frederica Thorne Packs ASH, Trinity, 77

29 - David DEMPSEY

Mrs. H. J. BISHOP, Petty Harbour

30 - William John HAGEN, H.M.C., 64

Mrs. Caroline PARSONS, 27

James JACKMAN, Bell Island

31 - William J. KELLY, at Cambridge, Mass., 25

James CROWLEY, Chapel's Cove, at Bell Island


1 - Mrs. Barbara Edwards BUTT, Freshwater, B.D.V., 24

2 - Thomas KEOUGH, English Cove, 80

3 - Hon. J. D. RYAN, M.L.C., Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great, 81

Mrs. William MILLER, 65

4 - Mrs. O'ROURKE, Holyrood

Mrs. Henry LUFFMAN, Bell Island

George BUTLER, H.M.C., 82

Mrs. R. SHALLOW, Stoneham, Mass.

5 - Edward FLYNN

Miss Bridget DWYER, Carpasian

Mrs. Ben RIGGS, Marystown

7 - James COOKE

8 - Bertram F. FRENC, Summerford, N.D.B., 27

Mrs. Albert OSMONDE

10 - William J. LEWIS

11 - Mrs. (Capt.) William DOYLE, 33

13 - Michael HILL, at Sydney Mines, 60

15 - Miss Anastatia HYNES

Mrs. Mark PUDDESTER, Northern Bay, 27

David SLANEY, at Sydney, 105

Ralph A. REID, at Sydney, 70

18 - Mrs. Richard STAMP

John HAFEY, 56

James BARRETT, 82

19 - Mrs. Mary HOWE

Thomas POWER, Pouch Cove, 65

Mrs. Shenstone H. PARSONS, Carbonear, 24

Rev. William BARNES, formerly of Brigus, at Chicago, 27

20 - Mrs. Sarah Ann CHARLES.

Mrs. Catherine MURPHY, at Halifax

21 - Francis JACKMAN, 19

22 - Mrs. Mary CURRAN, 80

Mrs. Mary Ann KING, Western Bay, 84

Mrs. R. NORCOTT, Crocker's Cove, Carbonear.

23 - James Joseph COLLINS, 65

24 - Mrs. Elizabeth FITZGERALD

Mrs. Joseph JANES, South Side, Carbonear, 75

Mrs. French CLEARY, South Side, Carbonear, 81

Mrs. Jane CARNELL, Ocher Pit Cove, 87

25 - Miss. Bridget Maria SULLIVAN, Western Bay, 17

26 - Mrs. Jackson ROBERTS

Frederick ROSE, formerly Western Bay, 53

27 - William SINNOTT, Kilbride, 43

John SNOW, at Trenton, N.J., 57

28 - John MILLER

Mrs. Joseph MURPHY

M. J. HEARN, Colliers, 48

29 - Edmund MAIDMENT

Peter Vincent VISCOUNT, 17 ½

30 - Simon CARBAGE, Bell Island, 25


Edward J. HEALY, 80


1 - Miss Lolia Pearl PARSONS, at Toronto

2 - Thomas WALLACE, 75

Mrs. W. D. TILLEY, native of Scotland, at Bell Island, 28

3 - Michael Joseph HANLON, 18

4 - Patrick MOREY, Torbay, 75

5 - Michael KELLY, 69

James Robert KNIGHT, 89

7 - Mrs. Mary Jane COOKE, Virginia Farms, 86

William Alexander McKAY, 20 1/2

8 - James WALSH, Daily News Staff, 21

Agnes NUGENT, East Wabana, 16

12 - Joseph ROWSELL, 8 ½

Richard A. RHODES, 65

Miss Jessie CHAMBERS, 61

14 - Mrs. Marcella VEY, Grates Cove

Rev. Cannon John HEWITT, at Greenhithe Kent, England, 76

15 - Wilson BUTLER, 10

Miss Amelia TURPIN, St. Lawrence, 20

16 - Philip F. POWER, War Veteran, Bell Island, 77

17 - Robert John MEIKLE, Millwright with Lewis Miller at Ottawa, 70

William REES of Lance Cove, Bell Island, 77

Mrs. Arthur T. SPENCER, formerly of Upper Island Cove, at Halifax

Elijah MERCER, native of Bay Roberts, 84

James POMEROY, Brigus, 47

18 - Mrs. Eliza Moore HARTLEY

Mrs. Stephen CAREY

19 - James SPENCER, Bay Roberts

20 - John TRAPNELL, J.P., I.O.S., Harbour Grace, 76

Miss Elizabeth BENNETT, at Everett, Mass.

21 - Mrs. Francis PACK

Michael MURPHY, 34

Mrs. David McALLISTER, 64

22 - Mrs. James HOWLETT, the Goulds

25 - Arthur F. OAKLEY, formerly of Greenspond, 52

29 - Miss Margaret HALL


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