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Twillingate Sun
July - August

July 1, 1880

The schooner Porcupine, belonging to [missing] YOUNGS, arrived here last evening from Pool's Island, Bonavista Bay, with [missing} of fish.


The Rev. J. NURSE proceeded to Morton's Harbor on Saturday last. [missing] for some time since for the purpose of attending district meeting and Conference, the former to be held at Bonavista, and the latter at Carbonear. We are sorry to learn that indisposition prevented him from participating in the Conferential gatherings, and hope to be informed of his recovery.


We are requested to announce that a meeting of the Twillingate Cricket Club will be held in Mr. OAKLEY's boot store, on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. A full attendance is requested and any persons wishing to join will have an opportunity of so doing.


The steamer Plover, called here on Saturday morning last, en route for St. John's. The following is the list of passengers: Rev. Mr. WHITTIER, Messrs. GILL, McCALM, DOOLING, PARNEL, Dr. MOODY, Mrs. BENSON.


It was rumored that a schooner, belonging to Carbonear, bound to Labrador, put in to Bett's Cove last week, having on board several cases of typhoid fever.


The yacht Lizzy S., of Harbor Grace, on her way to Labrador, called here yesterday, having on board Father McGINNIS, bound to that destination in the discharge of his ministerial functions.

Narrow Shaves

The following, which has been kindly supplied to us by J.W. OWEN, Esq., of Newfoundland, who is at present residing in Clifton, will be read with interest at the present election times. Mr. OWEN is a direct descendent of the Mr. OWEN referred to in the extract: The majority of one, on the division on the great question of Parliamentary Reform being Dunley OWEN, Esq., brings to recollection a no less celebrated majority of one, on one of the questions in the House of Commons, soon after the glorious Revolution of 1688, as to the succession of the House of Hanover to the throne, after the death of Queen Anne. On that occasion, Sir Arthur OWEN, who was M.P. for Pembrokshire, rode to town from Wales, in great haste, and arrived at the House of Commons just in time to vote. His vote gave a majority of one, in favor of the Hanoverian succession. So sensible was George the First of his obligation to Arthur OWEN, that, when he succeeded to the Crown, he offered to make him an Earl, an honor which Sir Arthur respectfully declined.

Schooners (Part 1)

The following is a list of schooners, with the name of the masters, cleared by Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., for Labrador: Juno, M. BRETT, 57tons. Success, C. NEWMAN, 72 tons. Volunteer, S. WELLS, 42 tons. Digby, J. HARBIN, 49 tons. Phoebe, F. VERGE, 25 tons. Pioneer, J. NORMORE, 29 tons. Albert, W. STARKS, 28 tons. Sylph, J. BROWN, 28 tons. B. Queen, J. DALLY, 46 tons. Kangaroo, J. MOORES, 40 tons. Wild Wave, E. DALLY, 36 tons. S. Stream, S. HANN, 58 tons. W. Home, C. BRETT, 55 tons. Jewel, T. KNIGHT, 52 tons. Pearl, E. SMALL, 46 tons. Busy, J. SEVIOUR, 46 tons. Phantom, J. BYRNE, 36 tons. First Trial, M. BUTLER, 48 tons. Branch, J. WOOLFREY, 51 tons. Britannia, T. SPENCER, 24 tons. Nymph, J. HACKETT, 20 tons. Emma, M. ROWSELL, 38 tons. Primrose, J. WINDSOR, 39 tons. Rosetta, A. WINDSOR, 35 tons. Niagara, O. BURGE, 27 tons. Emiline, G. BROWN, 44 tons. Rover's Bride, J. RIDEOUT, 45 tons. Betsey, A. PURCHASE, 45 tons. Muscliffe, M. ELLIOTT, 55 tons.

Schooners (Part 2)

Fawn, A. Spencer, 41 tons. Bellerophon, J. HODDER, 44 tons. Star of the Sea, J. DWYER, 45 tons. Rise and Go, S. WARR, 52 tons. Star of the West, P. & T. WILLS, 25 tons. Kate, R. RIDEOUT, 24 tons. Hunter, A. YOUNGS, 34 tons. Dash, J. Hackett, 30 tons. Lilly Dale, W. MARTIN, 48 tons. Ocean Traveller, H. HILLS, 58 tons. Bianca, T. EARLE, 50 tons. Pretorious, W. WHELLOR, 45 tons. Joy, J. PURCHASE, 21 tons. Experiment, J. PARSONS, 38 tons. Village Belle, J. LOCK, 21 tons. Ocean Traveller, J. BURTON, 22 tons. L.P. Snow, G. SNOW, 45 tons. The foregoing list represents a first rate line of schooners, many of them being nearly new, and all well founded in every particular, and therefore fitted to contend with the rough billows of the Labrador coast. Messrs. Waterman & Co., have formed a Mutual Insurance Club, including all their masters, and by which insurance is effected to an amount of over 15, 000 pounds. Should there be no losses, a large amount of money will be saved by premiums, etc.


At Woodstock, New Brunswick, May 28th., the wife of H. Paxton BAIRD, Esq., druggist, of a daughter.


This morning, Dorman, son of Mr. James LINDFIELD, aged 17 months.


On June 28th., Elias Herbert, son of Mr. Thos. EARLE, aged 5 years.

High School Exams

The result of last week's Midsummer examination of the High School is very creditable, in most respects, to both Master and pupils. Considering the difficulty of keeping up a regular attendance all through the severe winter and wet spring, there has been great diligence and attention, especially in some subjects. The elementary Latin was well done, for, out of 129 marks, the total number given, there were gained by: Laura COLBOURNE - 90, Martha BLACKLER - 71, Lewis RICE - 54. Of the various English subjects: Geography, (Full Marks 90), Martha BLACKLER - 87, Laura COLBOURNE - 85, Alfred MANUEL - 73, Georgina STERLING - 65, Philip ANSTEY - 65. Grammar, (full marks 100), Laura COLBOURNE - 90, Martha BLACKLER - 89, Alfred MANUEL - 62, Jacob STRATTON - 59. History, (full marks 150), Laura COLBOURN - 135, Martha BLACKLER - 110, Georgina STERLING - 106, Henry PEYTON - 103. Scripture, (full marks 103), Martha BLACKLER - 101, Laura COLBOURNE - 81, Jacob STRATTON - 66, Georgina STERLING 48. Arithmetic (Junior, full marks 70), Georgina STERLING - 53, Lily COLBOURNE - 49, John HUDSON - 48, Arthur Manuel - 30. Arithmetic (Senior), under the Chairman's own supervision; not so carefully done. A paper in Dictation, as a test of spelling, was given by the Chairman himself. He was much pleased at the result of the Junior form, most of the little ones spelling easy words fairly well, especially Clarence LETHBRIDGE. Signed Robert TEMPLE, R.D., Chairman.


On Monday last, the Lay Reader visited the various vessels in our harbor that were bound for the Labrador. They were : Messenger of Port de Grave, Branch of Burnt Bay, True Blue, No Name, and Brothers, of Bonavista, Angler, True Blue, Bismark and Lily of Catalina, Sisters of New Bay, Niobe and Ellen of Bay Roberts, Emily of Indian Islands, Native, and Mary Jane of Poole's Island, Mary Ann of Greenspond, Kate of Carbonear, Fleet Eagle of Musgrave Town. Of the combined crews, 114 were members of the Church of England, 73 Wesleyans, and 25 Roman Catholic, to all of whom were distributed a number of books, tracts, etc. In two of the smallest vessels were packed together no less than 80 souls! "


A very handsome Altar cloth has been presented to St. Andrew's Church, by Mrs. Edwin DUDER, and a silver plated Alms dish to each of the two Churches of this town by J.W. OWEN, Esq.


That splendid schooner Branksea, recently built in Hall's Bay, has just been fitted out, and left for Fogo on Monday, where she will embark William WATERMAN, Esq., and lady, who intend taking a tour on her to several parts of the bay. On her return, she will be employed, with two or three other schooners in coasting. The Branksea is on an improved model and specially adapted for the work in which she is to be engaged, or for the prosecution of the Banks fishery.


Messrs. W. ROWSELL & Sons of Leading Tickles, were successful in hauling 60 quintals of codfish, and were expecting to make up about 200 quintals, before the ""spurt"" was over.

Church Repairs

Within the past two or three weeks, a new rostrum has been put in the Methodist Church of this town…….. The work which was undertaken by Mr. Andrew LINDFIELD, is creditably performed. We understand that he was the accepted contractor for the finishing of the building, some two years since, but in consequence of the depressed circumstances of the people, resulting from a succession of bad voyages, the work was rather protracted, and it was not until within the past twelve months, that the woodwork has been completed......


July 8, 1880
  Sons of Temperance

That good old society, known in Twillingate as the ""North Star"" Division Sons of Temperance, met on Thursday evening last for the purpose of installing their officers for the ensuing quarter. After the usual routine of business had been transacted, the Deputy Grand Worthy Patriarch proceeded to install officers as follows: Brothers R.C. RUSSELL, W.P., W.T. ROBERTS, W.A., George ROBERTS, R.S., Charles MURSEL Jr. Ast. R.S., Frederick LINDFIELD, F.S., Thomas WELLS, Treasurer, W.J. SCOTT, Chaplain, Herbert RICE, Conductor, Mamuel PAYNE, Ast. do., Titus MANUEL, I.S, and James LACEY, O.S.

Tilt Cove Mine

This, perhaps the most valuable property in the Island, has for some time past, been in litigation, the suit terminating in a judgement in favor of Mr. BENNETT for about 19,000 pounds. The Court also deemed it advisable to sell the mine. In pursuance of that decree, the mine was sold on Thursday last, when the property was knocked down to Smith McKAY, Esq., for 52,000 pounds. The necessary documents had to be executed within a prescribed time and when that gentleman was called upon, he, for obvious reasons, withdrew his bid. It was again put up for sale and purchased by C.F. BENNETT, Esq., for 45,000 pounds. The judgement of 19,000 pounds and costs having to be paid by Mr. McKAY out of his share of the purchase money, which was considerably below the estimate, it is said that Mr. McKAY is financially ruined.

Church Repairs

Of the tenders sent in for painting the interior of the roof of St. Peter's Church, that by Mr. Abraham A. PEARCE, Junr., was accepted, it being the lowest.


Dr. McKENZIE, of Bett's Cove, recently caught a salmon weighing 12 lbs. It is said that the gentleman has ordered a new rod from the Capital. We wish him much success with his new ""fit out. ""


The steamship W.F. Harris, from London to Quebec in ballast, was lost at Chance Cove Head on Thursday last. Crew saved.


The steamer Falcon, arrived from the Bank fishery to Messrs. BOWRING Bros., on the 24th ult. With 300 Quintals fish, and left again on the 28th.


The following is the list of passengers from St. John's to the Northward - Bay de Verde: Dr. McKENDRICK. Trinity: Rev. Mr. BOND, Rev. Mr. DUNFIELD, wife and servant, Mrs. And Miss WHITHERS and Miss BROWN. Catalina: Mr. CONNERS, Mrs. JOY, Mr. CORMACK, Miss CORMACK, Miss WHITE and Rev. Mr. PARKINS. Bonavista: Mr. CAMPBELL. King's Cove: Mr. W.D. HALLEY. Greenspond: Rev's. Messrs. CAMERON, WILLIAMS, and J. AYRE. Twillingate: Rev's. Messrs. ATKINSON and EVDYVEAN and Mr. TEMPLE. Exploits: Major VALLANCE, Miss WINSER and Mr. P. McCORMACK. Seal Bay: Messrs. MACKIN and PILL. Little Bay Island: Rev. Mr. JENNINGS. Little Bay: Rev. WHITTIER, Mrs. HENDERSON and Messrs. HOWLEY and WHITE. Bett's Cove: Rev. Mr. PETERS. Tilt Cove: Messrs. GILL and FENELON, 20 in steerage. From intermediate places - Mr. PEARCE from Catalina to Twillingate. Rev. Mr. NURSE from King's Cove to Twillingate. Rev. Mr. BAYLY from Bonavista to Greenspond. Mrs. CURBY from Kings Cove to Greenspond. Mr. McDOUGAL from Fogo to Seal Cove. Messrs. J. AYRE and McPHERSON from Fogo to Tilt Cove. Mrs. JENNINGS from Twillingate to Little Bay Islands, and Miss Agnes MOORS from Twillingate to Little Bay.

General Assembly

Members returned to serve in the general Assembly of Newfoundland for the District of Bonavista, Francis WINTON Esq.


His Excellency, the Governor has been pleased to appoint Samuel BAIRD, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Island of Newfoundland, and Henry BENNING Esq., to be a Notary Public for the Southern District. His Excellency in Council has also been pleased to appoint Mr. Andrew TAVERNER to be a Surveyor of Lumber.


At English Harbor, Trinity, on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. Arthur GARDNER of a daughter"


On the 29th. At Sunnyside, St. John's, by Rev. M. HARVEY, Mr. N. OHAM to Jessie, third daughter of the late James CALLAHAN, Esq.


On Wednesday last by the Rev. W.J. FITZPATRICK, John R. KEARNEY, Esq., of H.M. Customs, to Mary Frances, daughter of James CALLAHAN, Esq.


At Little Bay, of bronchitis, Mr. Hugh P. KENNEDY, Printer, aged 29 years.


Twillingate High School. (Sanctioned by the Governor in Council.) Visitor & Lecturer: The Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Master: Mr. J.H. GLASS, S.B.C. Note: the next term will commence on Monday, August 9th. Particulars and Prospectus may be obtained on application to the Master.

Shipping News

During the past week our Harbor has worn a very Naval aspect. On Saturday last, H.M.S. Contest came in, to hear tidings, if possible, as to the whereabouts of H.M.S. Druid, but being unsuccessful, they left us on Sunday at 10 am. On Tuesday about 6 pm., the Druid arrived from Gander Bay in expectation of the mail, which came in on Wednesday morning. Their next destination will be Hall's Bay, and thence slowly up the coast to Battle Harbor on Labrador. Captain KENNEDY has shewn great kindness to the numerous visitors who have visited the Druid during her stay. She left this morning at 9 am. We understand that orders have been received to destroy all saw mills, as they are injurious to the salmon fishery.


The schooner Challenge, Captain DINGLE, from Bristol to Messrs. OWEN & EARLE, arrived here on Friday past, in a disabled condition. The Captain states that on Wednesday, the 30th. June, it was densely foggy, and at 11 pm., while near Little Fogo Island, bearing W. by N., about 30 miles, the Challenge struck an iceberg, whereby considerable damage was sustained. Her jib - boom was carried away, unshipped bow sprit, and lost night heads, pall and windlass bits and box, spritsail yard, figure head and fore companion. It was fortunate that the ship was going at a slow rate at the time, otherwise much greater damage would in all probability have resulted.


We are pleased to welcome amongst us again, after a short absence, the Revs. ATKINSON and EDYVEAN, ….. We are also pleased to notice, amongst the list of passengers per Plover, the name of T.W. TEMPLE, Esq., who has just returned from the Theological College. Mr. TEMPLE is well known in Twillingate and the mere mention of his name is sufficient to insure him a hearty welcome. We are also glad to notice the arrival of the Rev. Mr. NURSE, from Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay.


July 15, 1880

Central Hair Dressing Rooms, (Opposite Messrs. SELLARS & CAIRNS, and rear of Mr. CLANCY's Book Store), 296 Water Street, St. John's. Hair dressing and shaving with neatness and dispatch. Motto: Civility and Punctuality. E.W. PIKE, Proprietor.


We are pleased to learn that Mr. Josiah WATERMAN, of Fogo, has been appointed Assistant Keeper of the lighthouse at the Wadhams.


At St. John's, on the 26th ult., the wife of Mr. Mark CHAPLIN of a son.


On Friday, July 9th., Mr. John WELLS, aged 82 years.

Shipping News

Port of Twillingate. Entered: July 3rd., Challenge, DINGLE, Bristol, 21 days, General cargo, OWEN & EARLE. July 10, Constance, PEARCE, Sydney, coal, W. WATERMAN & Co. July 16, Tweed, CAMERON, Cadiz, salt, OWEN & EARLE.


The schooner Village Belle, arrived to Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., on Saturday evening last from Horse Island, French Shore. The average catch of fish in that locality up to the 9th. Inst., was ten quintals per man. Signs of fish were good; bait scarce. Very little was done with the fish in White Bay up to that date. News was received last evening from Fogo to the effect that very little has been done in Fogo harbor within the past few days. At Tilton Harbor, they have been doing well of late. In this neighborhood, there has been plenty of bait during the past week, but fish has been rather shy. The first dry fish in the market for the season, was landed at Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., on Monday last.


The steamer Plover, called here on Friday morning last, en route for St. John's. The following passengers joined her here: Rev. Theodore NURSE, and Miss NURSE, Messrs. LETHBRIDGE, HART, PETERSON, and wife.


M. FENELON, Esq., Inspector of Roman Catholic schools, was in town during the past week. He left for Fogo on Tuesday last.


Alex A. McNEILY, Esq., Q.C., one of the representatives for this District, purposes visiting his constituencies shortly, and may be expected here about the 24th inst.

To the Editor

Sir: Since my last visit to Twillingate, I am pleased to note several very great improvements. Thanks to the exertions of the representative of one of our mercantile houses, you are blessed with a public clock; and now, I hear, you are to be have a fine public wharf, and a public cow. This cow will be a great boon to those poor people who are unable to purchase milk, but, I think due notice ought to be given as to which end of the town cow would commence dispensing her benefits each morning. I also hear that money has been granted for a public wharf at Tickle Point, to replace one which the public have been using on a certain gentleman's premises for the past seventeen years. I consider this but a tardy justice at the best, for, if the gentleman in question had applied before, doubtless the government would have rebuilt his premises entirely! "

Church News (Part 1)

We are glad to be able to present the Station Sheet of the Methodist Conference, recently held in the town of Carbonear. St. John's District - St. John's: Revs. J. SHENTON, Chas. LADPER, James WILSON, Thos. FOX, Supernumerary, G.S. [MILIGAN ?], M.A., Superintendent of Methodist Day Schools. Pouch Cove: Rev. William KENDALL. Burin: Rev. Solomon MATTHEWS. Grand Bank: Rev. T. HARRIS, President of the Conference. Fortune: Rev. Robert W. FREEMAN. Burgeo: Rev. Charles MYERS. Petites: Rev. James PINCOCK. Channel: Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD. St. Pierre: One wanted. Flat Island and Sound Island: Rev. S. SNOWDEN. Flower Cove: One to be sent. St. Anthony: Rev. William R. TRATT. Bonne Bay and Bay of Islands: Rev. W. B. SECCOMBE. Labrador: John B. BOWELL. [Signed Thomas HARRIS, Chairman, Charles LADNER, Financial Secretary]. Carbonear District - Carbonear: Revs. George BOYD, Joseph A. JACKSON, J.S. PEACH, Supernumerary. Harbor Grace: Rev. John GODDISON. Brigus: Revs. Joseph PASCOE, William E. SHENSTONE, Supernumerary.

Church News (Part 2)

Cupids: Rev. John REAY. Bay Roberts: Rev. F.G. WILLEY. Port de Grave: Rev. Edgar TAYLOR. Blackhead: Rev. James DOVE. Western Bay: Rev. John PRATT. Island Cove: Rev. T.H. JAMES. Old Perlican: Rev. William SWANN. Hant's Harbor: Rev. George P. STORY. Trinity: Rev. George J. BOND, B.A. Heart's Content: Rev. George PAINE. Random North: Rev. Henry LEWIS. Random South: Rev. Thomas L. ELAND. Green's Harbor: Rev. H.C. HATCHER. [Signed James DOVE, Chairman. John GOODISON, Financial Secretary]. Bonavista District - Bonavista: Rev. Jeremiah EMBREE. Catalina: Rev. Jabez HILL. Greenspond: Revs. J. LISTER, Geo. VATER. Twillingate: Rev. T.W. ATKINSON. Exploits: Rev. Joseph PARKINS. Musgrave Harbor: Rev. J.B. HEAL. Fogo: Rev. Anthony HILL. Herring Neck: Rev. W.H. EDYVEAN. Morton's Harbor: Rev. James NURSE. Little Bay Islands: William JENNINGS. Bett's Cove and Tilt Cove: Revs. George BULLEN, John PETERS. [Signed T.W. ATKINSON, Financial Secretary, Jeremiah EMBREE, Chairman].


July 22, 1880
  Schooner Damaged

The schooner Oscolo, bound for the fishing banks, returned to port yesterday, with loss of jibboom, bowsprit and head gear, having been in collision with an iceberg. - Chronicle, July 8.


His Excellency, the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint The Very Rev. Diomedes FALCONIO, O.S.F., to be a member of the Roman Catholic Board of Education for Harbor Grace; Mr. Richard Hennegar TAYLOR, to be a member of the Church of England Board for Bay Roberts; and Rev. J. HEWITT to be a member of the Church of England Board for Twillingate. - St. John's Gazette.


From: Chancery of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Downing Street, 28th. May, 1880. Sir: I am commanded to inform you that the Queen has been pleased, on the recommendation of the Earl of Kimberley, to give directions for the appointment of Mr. William V. WHITEWAY to be a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. I have, &c., (Signed,) C. COX, Chancellor. The Office Administrating the Government of Newfoundland. - Ibid.

Court News

Before Magistrate BERTEAU. Thursday, June 22, - Joseph W. PHILLIPS vrs. John BRUNNICK, assault; fine eight dollars and costs. Queen vrs. STUCKLESS, for pig at large. Judgement by default; fine two dollars and costs.


At Barr'd Island, on the 21st. June, the wife of James ROLLS, Esq., of a daughter.


At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Barr'd Island, on the 8th. July, Mr. James BLACKLER, of Brigus, Conception Bay, to Fanny, second daughter of Mr. Robert FREEMAN of Fogo.


At Greenspond, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. J. LESTER, assisted by the Rev. George VATER, the Rev. H.W. LEWIS, Methodist Minister, to Annie, second daughter of Mr. F. WHITE of Greenspond.


On the 7th. Inst., at the Gower St. Methodist Church, St. John's, by Rev. J. SHENTON, assisted by Rev. C. LADNER, Rev. G.B. STORY, Methodist Minister, to Miss Elizabeth, only daughter of John STEER, Esq.


At Indian Islands on the 13th. Inst., Mr. George COLLINS, aged 67 years.

News from Trinity

19th. Inst. - James PENNY of English Harbor, fell from a stage head across the thole of his fishing boat, and drove it through his jaw. [Note: this is what is usually referred to as a ""thole pin"", a wooden pin driven into a hole drilled in the gunwale of a boat. It is about the diameter of a broom handle, and protrudes about eight inches above the top of the gunwale. The rope ring or ""whit"" which is slipped over the oar, is then passed over the ""thole pin"" joining the oar to the gunwale of the boat. gw.] He survived only a few days after the accident.


Since our last number, very little has been done, in this vicinity, by our fishermen. In the early part of the week, caplin appeared to be plentiful. At Fogo the fish is also very scarce and no bait to be had. We are indebted to Mr. DUDER, Esq., for the information that on Monday last, one of his dealers, at Tilton Harbor, succeeded in hauling eighty quintals. They have been doing fairly there with hook and line, this past week. At Herring Neck and Morton's Harbor, it has not been so good. We are informed that six craft, supplied by Messrs. J. & W. STEWART, have returned from the Straits with twenty two hundred quintals of fish. Four of them are the Messrs. BARBOURs of Pinchard's Island.

School Inspection

The Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., has been inspecting the Methodist schools of this town since his arrival. Our thanks are due to M. FENELON, Esq., Superintendent of Roman Catholic Schools, for a report of school inspections for 1879.

Loss of a Schooner

The schooner Bismark, belonging to E. DUDER Esq., was lost at the Wadhams on the night of Sunday last. She left Fogo on the previous Wednesday for St. John's, discharged a full cargo, and was returning when the accident occurred. She was only left Fogo three days and ten hours, so that, had she arrived safely, the trip would have been the quickest on record. The craft and goods were covered by insurance. The Bismark was a very fast sailer, having on one occasion, traveled 33 miles in 3 hours. Her loss to the trade, at this season of the year especially, will be considerable.

Church News "The Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., will preach in the Methodist Church on Sunday evening next.


We are glad to notice the arrival of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P., who has been paying a visit to the Metropolis. We also welcome among us, F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate for the District with his lady and family…. We are also pleased to note the arrival of the Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., Superintendent of Methodist day schools. We observe that R.P. RICE, Esq., one of the representatives for this district, took passage in the PLOVER yesterday, for the purpose of visiting part of his constituency.


The following is the list of passengers from St. John's: Old Perlican - Mrs. BENSON, Mrs. AVERY, Mrs. BRYDEN and 2 children, Miss MARCH, Miss MEWS. Trinity - Messrs. W. KENNEDY, J. MATTERSON, and CLIFT. Catalina - Rev. J. HILL and Mrs. HILL, Mr. M.J. SUMMERS. Bonavista - Messrs. PARSONS, RUTHLEDGE, Mrs. GOSSE, Miss GOSSE. King's Cove - Mr. FENELON. Greenspond - Rev. BRAMFITT, Messrs. TREADWELL, GODDEN and Mrs. GODDEN. Fogo - Rev. J. BROWN, Mr. J. ROUSE. Twillingate - Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., Mr. and Mrs. BERTEAU and family, Mr. LETHBRIDGE and son. Exploits - Miss DWYER. Little Bay - Messrs. ADRIAN, GEAR, SILLARS, and McVICAR. Bett's Cove - Messrs. PARKER, MITCHELL, CRANE and Rev. Mr. BULLEN. Tilt Cove - Mr. and Mrs. E. WHITE. Battle Harbor - Rev. W. SHEARS, Lieut. COCHRANE, Messrs. GRIEVE, STABB, ROGERSON, and RENDELL. Red Bay - Rev. J. BOWELL and Mr. W.D. BARTLETT. From intermediate places: Miss KAVANAH from Old Perlican to Trinity. Rev. Mr. HILL and Mrs. HILL from Trinity to Fogo. Rev. Mr. PARKINS, wife, and three children from Catalina to Exploits. Rev. Mr. HOW and Mr. HARRINGTON from Bonavista to Greenspond. Mr. PITTMAN from Trinity to Tilt Cove. Mr. ERICKSON from Bonavista to Twillingate. Mr. COOPER and Mr. J.P. THOMPSON from Fogo to Twillingate. Mr. MUSGRAVE from Fogo to Little Bay. Mr. RICE from Twillingate to Exploits.


July 29, 1880
  Round Harbor

We understand that up to the 26th inst., the average catch at Round Harbor was 10 quintals per man. There appeared to be some fish on the grounds and it was thought that when the herring would be obtained, good catches would be taken.


A large school of squids was supposed to have been seen off New Bay Head on Saturday evening last.


The steamer, Hiram Perry Jr., Capt. DEAN, from Bett's Cove to St. John's, put in here on Tuesday last, short of water, the supply having been accidentally wasted the previous night.


A telegram received here last evening states that the barque Saguenay, 570 tons of Saint John, NB., had run ashore in St. Mary's Bay at six o'clock yesterday morning, and will, in all probability become a total wreck. St. John's Evening Telegram, July 21.


John DUDER, Esq., Sub - collector, HM Customs, Bett's Cove, will please accept our thanks for late telegraphic dispatches received per Plover, which will be found in another column.

Town Improvements

We are very pleased to notice the various steps taken by our local authorities towards the improvement of our town, and the convenience to pedestrians, especially of the weaker sex, who can now promenade through the streets without any fear of any four footed obstructions, and with the happy thought that, however long their trains, there is now no fear of spoliation by dust or dirt. We should like to suggest that, not only should pigs be kept in, but also be kept back, for the effluvia arising from those sty's which border on the public road, are very unpleasant to the olfactory nerves. Is this within the power of any of the town authorities? If so, we should certainly like to see some measures adopted for the removal of such abominable nuisances.

Marine Notes

The schooners Branhsea and Somerset, arrived from St. John's on Tuesday evening. The schooners Young Builder, and Vivid, arrived from St. John's on Friday last. The Schooner Annie Laura, owned by Mr. E. COLBOURNE, sailed on Tuesday evening last for the French Shore. She is gone trading for a few weeks. The English schooner, Little Willie, arrived from St. John's this morning. She is chartered to E. DUDER, Esq., and intends loading here with dry fish for market.


The following passengers were on board the steamer Plover for St. John's: Messrs. STABB, PARKER, McCHAUD, ELWOOD, GILL, WEBSTER, Mrs. FOOTE, Capt. MANNRID and three children, Mr. DHORETY and son, Messrs. GEAR, DUGGAN, DWYER, KATER, CUNNINGHAM, BURGES, ADRIN, MILLER, MITCHELL, McDOUGALL, MacKIM, Capt. CLEARY and son, LAMB, AYRE, DHORITY, Mrs. HOSKINS, and 29 in steerage. The following landed here: Messrs. CURTIS, BLANDFORD, TAILOR, Mrs. PIKE, Mrs. ROBERTS and child.


On the 20th inst., at St. John's, the wife of Mr. P.D. KNIGHT of a daughter.


On the 10th July, at St. Nicholas Church Leading Tickles, by the Rev. H.C.H. JOHNSON, Mr. Valentine MANUEL of Twillingate, to Miss Elizabeth NOSEWORTHY.


At the same time and place, by the same. Mr. William PARSONS to Miss Mary Jane PILLEY.


At St. John's, on Wednesday 21st. Inst., after a long illness, George William, eldest son of Capt. Mark FORWARD of Carbonear, aged 34 years. His end was peace.

Fire Boats

To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun, From Little Bay Island, July 26, 1880: Dear, Dear Sir: During the last five weeks, no less that three ""fire boats"" in this vicinity have been dropping their sparks among the various settlements of this part of the Bay; and in some places, where dropped, they have been doing the work assigned to them. I am informed by trusty persons, that there was quite a ""blaze"" at Mell Island, Hall's Bay, and nearly all the male inhabitants were suffering from its effects. One man from that island got into a boat, (for what purpose I do not know, but, seemingly to quench the flame that was suffering inside). He left the island, and I suppose drifted (as he was unable to row), to a place called Wolf Cove, and while drifting there, or more likely, after striking the rocks, the boat filled with water, and, had it not been for the timely assistance afforded, the occupant would certainly have been drowned. When discovered, it was found that he was quite insensible, and life was almost extinct. By the aid of skillful attendance however, he was again restored. I trust this will teach him a lesson that he will remember, and not only remember, but also refrain from meddling with it in the future. Perhaps some of your readers may not be able to clearly comprehend the above without a little explanation. The ""fire boats"" are those engaged in liquor traffic, and I ask; what greater blaze can be kindled than that created by strong drink? I hope the time is not too far distant, Mr. Editor, when the persons now employed in selling such a deadly and soul destroying mixture will find a more honorable and industrious way of getting a livelihood. Yours very truly, G.W.

School Examinations

Last week the Methodist day schools of this town were inspected by the Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., Superintendent. Having been in attendance, we were pleased to observe the creditable manner in which the scholars acquitted themselves during the examinations. On Wednesday the North Side School, conducted by Mr. T.W. ROBERTS, was inspected.... The Superintendent was well pleased with the proficiency they had made since his last visit..... Mr. ROBERTS has taken much pains in endeavoring to work the school up to its present standard...... The Superintendents time was occupied the following day, by inspecting the school on the South Side, under the management of Mr. J.H. TAVERNER..... Mr. TAVERNER seems to have a good deal of tact for teaching which can scarcely fail to have its desired effect in so important a work........ We think a great mistake is made when the children are kept from school five or six months of the year..... While the opportunities are afforded, why not allow them to remain at school until they are at least 12 or 14 years of age, and thus qualify them intellectually for the stern realities of life with which they shall one day have to contend?.....

Church Report (Part 1)

Rural Dean's Annual Voyage to White Bay: July 9th, 1880: Our starting was a very commonplace affair. A pleasant sail out of the harbor, saying goodbye, one by one, to the points of interest as we passed them by. And then, a space of rather wearisome waiting in the calm outside, while we drifted down almost to Gull Island, before the evening's breeze from the sea reached us. Then, however, we ran along steadily and quietly in the direction of Cape John, without any incident naming, unless the plunge of a porpoise under our taffrail, may be counted such; which made me think, for the moment, that Mr. GLASS, who sat beside me as I was steering, had taken a voluntary dip in the salt water. A very moderate night..... July 10th. found us approaching cape John... Mother Burke was passed about 7 am., wind then, S.S.W. The wind increased off the Cape, and we reefed the mainsail, under the heavy showers of rain. On reaching Partridge Point, the wind died off, and friend Samuel ANSTEY gave me the benefit of his muscular arms in towing around the Bill. No sooner was this accomplished, about 5 pm., than we took a nice breeze down White Bay, and headed for the North Shore. Wind again died off, nearly calm, and about 10 pm., it became foggy with various puffs of light air from different quarters. For a little while we lowered all sail, it being calm, and dozed, while the Snowdrop seemed also to be taking her night's repose. But soon, we had a fresh Easterly breeze, under which we run in as far as we dared in the fog, and then hove to for light, knowing the land was not far off.

Church Report (Part 2)

Very thick fog at dawning; could neither see nor hear anything of land. Caught sight of a headland at 7 am., and soon afterward recognized a certain rock, by which I found that we were as near Little Cat Arm as we were to Grand Vache, with current and wind in our favor for the former. By sailing, and afterwards towing, we reached Little Cat Arm about 11 am., just as the good folks of Twillingate were wending their way to church..... .. inviting the crew of a fishing boat from Nipper's Harbor (old friends of mine), to share a short service with us on board the Snowdrop. July 12: Sailed again at daylight..... and after a whole day's voyage, anchored in Western Cove, the central point of the Mission, containing the Church and Parsonage. July 13th.: Mr. GLASS and I parted in order to visit the different coves and settlements and prepare the people for next Sunday. During the following days, therefore, in spite of winds and rain, My GLASS penetrated, in punt, every inhabited cove on the South Shore of the Bay..... returning to Western Cove by Saturday afternoon. I myself, in the Snowdrop, visited the upper part of the Bay and the North side, as far as winds and weather permitted.... and reaching the Church by 11 pm. on Saturday, by the help of two kind fellows,...., who towed us down amidst vivid flashes of lightning. July 18th.:..... We found a large congregation gathered together from all parts of the Bay..... a very hearty service. ..... At Holy Communion there were 20... out of a congregation of 100. In the afternoon, there were 12 christenings, and a public meeting of the males.....

Church Report (Part 3)

July 19th.: Sailed again early for the North side of the Bay in order to visit places passed by, on our way up, and thus successfully anchored in Jackson's Arm, Coney Arm, Devil's Cove, (uninhabited, but where we met with some Twillingate friends), and Grand Vache. July 23rd.: Left Grand Vache early in the morning, in hopes of getting to Harbor Deep, but with the uncertainty whether we ought not, if the wind were fair for Twillingate, to make the best of our way home...... we had a fine Westerly breeze which brought us to Partridge Point by noon, and we were thus prevented from getting to Harbor Deep at all...... It took us until 8 pm. to reach Cape John..... Kept a light fair wind all night and gradually brightened the light. Mr. ROBERTS must feel himself a happy man to have so many weary eyes watching his flashes, knowing that each flash is speaking for him to the deck watch, longing for daylight, and saying to them ""Here is Twillingate, this is the direction in which lies your home"". And so, just as we reached Long Point, a better light than even Mr. ROBERTS shows, rose in grandeur out of the Eastern sea, and the lighthouse keeper, not in envy, but in thankfulness that his work for that night was ended, put out his lamps, and we saw them no more. The bells were ringing for work just as we reached our anchorage, sleepy, glad to be at home again.... Robert TEMPLE, R.D.

Labrador News

The coastal mail steamer Plover, arrived here on Tuesday last from Battle Harbor en route for St. Johns. We are indebted to W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P., for the following report of the fishery on the coast….. From Cape Norman to St. John's Island, fish is in abundance. Stationary settlers had all their salt used and had to stop taking fish in consequence, as it could not be purchased on either side for any money..... The Hercules was unable to proceed further North than Jigger's Tickle, owing to ice,..... She reports that a number of craft had gone North before the ice came in, and from all appearances, must be jammed there, doing nothing. Amongst them was a number of Green Bay crafts...... Richard PILLEY, 200 quintals. John MOORE, New Bay Head, 150 quintals. John BERRY, Greenspond, 300 quintals. James WINSER, same place, 350 quintals. Oban, same place, clean. BYRNE's craft, Fortune Harbor, 200 quintals. William CLOUTER, Catalina, 300 quintals. John WARREN, Herring Neck, 400 quintals. Rueben, J. HART, 400 quintals, Bessie, Port de Grave, 400 quintals. George WINSER, loaded. CASHIN, Gooseberry Island, 200 quintals. TUNER, Cothells' Island, 200 quintals. John WHITE, Greenspond, 350 quintals. Esau BLANDFORD, Herring Neck, 350 quintals. BUTLER, Holy Rood, reported with 1000 quintals. Two FLYNNs, same place, loaded. DWYER at Cape North, reported with 1000 quintals.


August 5, 1880

In another column will be found an account of the yearly entertainment of Halifax Mount St. Vincent Academy, taken from the Halifax Acadian Recorder of the 12th. Ult., the receipt of which, with other papers, we beg to acknowledge per Bessie. Among other Newfoundlanders, we are pleased to notice the name of Miss Lizzie TOBIN figuring conspicuously as one of the successful competitors of that institution. It will be seen that prizes were awarded for her proficiency in three of four branches. Miss TOBIN, who is a native of this town, is a daughter of one of our leading merchants, J.B. TOBIN, Esq., and we are happy to congratulate him on the satisfactory manner in which she is completing her studies. As a native of Twillingate, we should feel proud that this young lady has been able to compete with so many others from different cities and towns, whose advantages of receiving an early education training may have been far superior, owing to the very defective school system which formerly existed here. We wish the young lady every success in her future studies.


We are pleased to notice the arrival in town of R.E. BRAYLEY, Esq., of Montreal, who is representing the drug and medicine house of J.W. BRAYLEY, Esq., of that city.

Remarkable Escape

On Tuesday last, at the firm of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., a very serious accident occurred to one of the assistants, by a fall through the trap hatch in the shop, a height of nine feet. It appears that the young man was engaged in getting a box up through the hatch, when the ladder slipped, and he fell, his chin taking the edge of the hatch, and afterwards, falling on the side of his head and face to the bottom of the store, where he lay insensible for some time. But, when discovered, we are glad to say that the wound inflicted was not of a serious nature, and he is now doing well.


On the 21st., at the Parsonage, Catalina, the wife of the Rev. J.G. CRAGG of a daughter.


On Saturday last, the 31st ult., Capt. Samuel STUCKLESS, aged 67 years. The deceased was a respected resident of this town, and for upwards of 20 years, commanded a schooner in the employ of E. DUDER, Esq. He is deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends, (St. John's papers, please copy.)"


On July 22nd., at Battrick's Island, Twillingate, Hannah CLARKE at the advanced age of 84 years.


Durrell's Arm, at her residence, on the 1st. August, Mrs. Pricilla WATERMAN, aged 84 years.


On the 20th. July, Edward George, son of Mr. James NEWMAN, aged one year and six months.


At Harbor Grace on Sunday, the 25th inst., after a protracted illness, Jane, the beloved wife of J. BEMISTER, Esq., Sheriff, Northern District, aged 62 years.


August 12, 1880
  Successful Trip

Messrs. W. WARERMAN & CO.'s., schooner Branksea, returned yesterday from her trip around Green Bay in which she has been engaged for the last 17 days, collecting Fish, oil, salmon, etc. The weather and winds being favorable for the work, the crew were successful in completing it in a short time, and bringing back 1050 quintals of fish, and also a deck load of cod oil, etc..... W. WATERMAN, Esq., was aboard the whole trip and expressed himself highly pleased with the different places and the kind reception given by the people. Services were conducted by him in the several localities. The Branksea reports the following arrivals from the Straits: Nimble, 280 quintals. Fortunate, 240 quintals. Experiment, 350 quintals. Niagara, 250 quintals. Nymph, loaded. LOCK'S schooner 162. Reported Joseph HAGGETT, nearly loaded, also several others. The Straits fish is of a splendid quality and all very large run, and in good condition.

Fishing Disturbance

From a private letter received by a friend from Shoe Cove, we learn that a serious disturbance has lately taken place between the resident fishermen of that place and those of Cape John, who resort to their fishing grounds, and use gear, different from what they are accustomed to prosecute the fishery with. The Magistrate from Little Bay proceeded to Shoe Cove in order, if possible, to settle the dispute, and we hope soon to learn that a satisfactory settlement has been arrived at.

Fishing Disturbance

By a private Communication received by a friend from Bett's Cove, we learn that a disturbance has recently taken place between the fishermen of Cape John and the Shoe Cove settlers, the latter, it appears, having taken the law into their own hands, and took possession of fishing gear to which they had no claim. The Magistrate at Bett's Cove, having been appraised of the circumstance, sent a constable with a warrant to arrest the ringleaders, but he was surrounded by a number of men and severely threatened, so that he had to return without discharging his duty. The Magistrate applied to the Commander of HMS Flamingo, which went in to Tilt Cove at the time, and they immediately proceeded to the spot, had all the parties brought on board, and soon settled the dispute, the Shoe Cove men having been compelled to give up all the property which they had taken.


In Gower St. Methodist Church, St. John's, on the 23rd ult., by the Rev. J. SHENTON, Mr. Frederick W. AYRE to Miss Mary Julia PITTS, daughter of William PITTS, Esq.

Shipping News

The Constance, Capt. PEARCE, cleared by Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., left for a foreign port with a cargo of dry fish on Tuesday last.

Shipping News

The Little Willie, Capt. HOLMES, also sailed today for a foreign market. This is the third cargo of dry fish cleared from this port by the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., the present season.

Port of Twillingate

Cleared: Aug. 16 - Constance, PEARCE, Lisbon, salt, W. WATERMAN & Co. Aug. 19th - Little Willie, HOLMES, Lisbon, fish, E. DUDER.

Port of Fogo

Entered: July 8th - Annie Stuart, GALT, Figuiera, salt, OWEN & EARLE. July 15th. - Juno, ABBOTT, Cadiz, salt, W. WATERMAN & Co. Aug. 2 - Lucy, PATEY, Cadiz via St. John's, salt, R. SCOTT. Aug. 7th. - Victor, PIGOT, New York, provisions, E. DUDER. St. Brelade, ALEXANDRE, Montreal, provisions, W. WATERMAN & Co. Zenobia, QUICK, St. John's, salt and provisions, E. DUDER. Goondaze, BEATE, St. John's, salt and provisions, J. ROLLS & Sons, Barr'd Islands. Cleared: August, Faith, TREW, Poole, seal oil and skins, W. WATERMAN & Co. Aug. 11 - Victor, PIGOT, St. John's, oil, E.DUDER. Aug. 13th - Rosa Meek, SPARK, Malta, fish, ditto.

Cann Islands

The steam tug Cabot arrived from St. John's on Friday morning last, having on board J.T. NEVILLE, Esq., inspector of lighthouses, who is paying his annual visit to the various stations along the coast. He left early on Saturday morning for Cann Islands.

Tizzard's Harbor

Up to the present several crafts have returned from the Straits with good trips. The schooner Pretorious, arrived at Tizzard's Harbor on Tuesday morning with 400 quintals.

Shipping News

The English schooner Grace, Capt. BALL, with a cargo of salt from Cadiz, 30 days out, arrived to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., last evening.

Shipping News

The arrival in port on Tuesday last, of HMS Flamingo, made things appear a little more lively than usual. She is engaged in protecting the fisheries on the coast during the season. The Flamingo left for Seldom Come By this morning, and expects to be back to St. John's about the 25th.


The schooner Annie Jane, with a cargo of cattle from Baddeck, C.B., arrived on Friday last. After disposing of part of the cargo here, she proceeded to Little Bay.


The steamer Plover arrived here from Battle Harbor early on Monday morning, and after remaining her usual time, proceeded on for St. John's, touching at the respective ports of call on her way. Capt. BLANDFORD has been very successful in bringing the good ship safely through the many dangerous rocks and shoals along the coast. The quick run to Labrador the last trip, is worthy of mention. Passengers per steamer Plover, for St. John's: Messrs. BOYD, STEWART, FLETCHER, McKENZIE, ROGERSON, FRASER, DUDER, DOWER, CAIN, and Rev. Peire VARE, Miss HUDSON, [ note: this is exactly as written. gw], Miss WELSH, Mrs. MONTREY, Mrs. SEARS. Twillingate: Messrs. PILGRIM and GREEN. Fogo: Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., and Mrs. DEAU. Bonavista: Mr. R.F. BRALEY, and 23 in steerage.


We understand that a cricket match will be played on or about Tuesday next, on Back Harbor green, between eleven of the North side and an equal number of the South Side. If it can……. In good game of cricket.

Herring Neck

The English schooner Malea, Capt. GRIFFIA, sailed from Herring Neck on the 7th. with a cargo of dry fish for a foreign market. The Lady Agnes, Capt. BLOWY, also sailed on the 10th., both vessels being cleared by the firm of E. DUDER, Esq. These we believe, are the first cargoes of fish of this years produce, that have been exported from the colony this year, and it is pleasing to know that, while we may be behind in many other respects, we rank foremost in having the privilege of sending the first cured fish into foreign markets.


The Pastor of the Congregational Church, the Rev. Mr. WILSON, left per steamer Plover on Monday last, for St. John's. We understand that of late, he has been suffering from indisposition, and hope, that after spending a little time in the Metropolis, he may be permitted to return to his congregation with renewed physical vigor.


August 19, 1880

A poor young lad named Alfred WHITTEN, aged 18 or 19, came to his death by drowning at Riverhead, near the Long Bridge, early on Wednesday morning. It appears that WHITTEN was serving his time as a blacksmith with Mr. John POPE, and had been assisting a foreman of Mr. POPE's to put up a tent for the races at Quidi Vidi the evening before. WHITTEN drank a small quantity of porter or beer of some kind after this, and, not being used to liquor, it is supposed his head was affected to such an extent as to produce temporary insanity, during which his death occured as related. We understand that once before, under somewhat similar circumstances, the deceased had attempted to drown himself. (St. John's Evening Telegram.)"

Labrador News

The coastal steamer Plover, arrived from the Northward on the 23rd inst., and reports the following Labrador News, viz: Nearly all the floating craft from Cape Harrington, South, have done well. Most of the Green Bay Craft are gone below Cape Harrington, with from 100 to 400 quintals, and in all probability, will do well. A good deal was being done on the upper part of the coast when the steamer left, and the prospect continued good. We understand that upwards of 20 Southern craft belonging to E. DUDER, Esq., are reported loaded. From the particulars reported to date, we think we may venture to assert that the summer's catch will at least be a fair average one, and should the fall fishery be at all up to the mark, we have no hesitation in saying that the voyage will be much above an average one. The following schooners have returned with full loads: Harriet Anne, F. AUSBY. Pearl, SMALL. B. Queen, J. DALLY. Sea Slipper, M. BURTON.


There has been little doing in this locality, or the adjacent ones, during the past 8 or 10 days. There appears to be fish on the grounds but there is no bait…… .


We have to thank a friend for the following account of arrivals from the Straits and French Shore at Little Bay Island and Ward's Harbor, up to the 21st. Inst. - Albion CAMPBELL's craft, 27 quintals per man. Frederick LOCKE's craft, 30 quintals per man. William SHORT's craft, 50 quintals per man. Thomas TUFFIN's craft, 500 quintals. Philip WISEMAN's craft, 500 quintals. NORMORE's boat reported with 170 quintals. PADDICK's boat reported with 350 quintals.

Shipping News

The steamer Hiram Perry on her way from St. John's to the mining districts, called in here on Tuesday morning last. The Grace, Capt. BALL, left for St. John's yesterday.


The schooner Summerset, arrived from St. John's on Monday night. Messrs. T.W. ROBERTS, Wm. MOSS, and W. WILLIAM came passengers by her.


W. WATERMAN and R. D. HODGE, Esqrs., left for St. John's in the steamer Plover on Monday last. Among the passengers from the North: Alfred PENNY, Esq., M.H.A. for the Baie De Verde district.


August 26, 1880
  First Sun

The first copy of the TWILLINGATE SUN, published and edited by J.P. THOMPSON, of Twillingate, Newfoundland, has been received. The paper is devoted to the commercial, literary and social interests of its immediate vicinity, and from its appearance, appears to be good exponent of public opinion, and will doubtless furnish the community with much information, that hitherto could only be gleaned from the irregular mails that arrived from St. John's. - Colchester Sun, N.S.


Per Plover, for St. John's: Mr. RENDELL from Salmon River, Mr. ippy from Chattau. [note; this is exactly as written. The fact that the first letter of the name is not capitalized, leads me to believe the typesetter likely missed a letter. Gw.] Mr. & Mrs. PENNY and family from Red Bay. Master WATSON (2) from Lance au Loupe, Mr. CORNSTICK and Mr. H.H. DONALDSON from Battle Harbor. Dr. McKENZIE and Miss McKENZIE, Mr. DECKER, and Mrs. PUTNER from Bett's Cove. Mrs. NERDINE, Mrs. RADDIL and Mrs. McKENZIE from Little Bay. Rev. Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. G. CARTER from Exploits. From Twillingate: - Messrs. W. WATERMAN, R.D. HODGE, Mrs. FRENCH and child. For Twillingate: - Mr. PEYTON, Miss OSMOND, from Little Bay Island. Mrs. COLBOURNE from Little Bay. Mrs. PEYTON from Exploits, Mr. CROWDY from Exploits for Fogo, 30 in steerage.

Death (Part 1)

During the past week, on Sunday last, death claimed another from amongst us; this time it has visited the home of our esteemed Sheriff. Mrs. BEMISTER was a daughter of Mr. William H. TAYLOR of Carbonear. She was born A.D. 1818. In early life, she was the subject of deep religious feelings, and professed conversion to God at the early age of twelve years. Ever since that time, she has been connected with the Methodist Church, and in it, filled some of its most important offices, such as: Class Leader, Sick Visitor, and Sabbath School Teacher. Shortly after her marriage to him, who now mourns her loss, she removed to New Perlican, Trinity Bay. Here her love for the Sabbath Schools was unabated, and she organized and kept in operation for many years, a Sabbath School in connection with the Church of England in that place. Many were greatly benefited by her labors there, and many who are now heads of families, remember with joy, her pious teaching and Godly admonitions. And, so appreciated were her services, that the late lamented Bishop FIELD, publicly thanked her for the Lambs of the Flock.

Death (Part 2)

Mrs. BEMISTER was famous for her largeheartedness. Her doors were never closed against those who sought charity. Many hundreds in Trinity Bay knew well, that in her they had a friend who would share the last morsel of food in her possession. And How God has graciously blessed his handmaid, and her household, because of the goodness of her, and hers, to the poor! ""Blessed is the man that considered the poor, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. " Her husband having removed to St. John's, she was no sooner there than she identified herself with almost every movement that could promote the welfare of mankind. And hence, the Dorcas Society, the Missionary Society, and other kindred Societies, whether connected with her own section of the Church, or not, received a large share of her time and assistance. But it was not long before she was laid aside by severe illness. All that medical skill could do for her was done, but it was of no avail. And now, she who had been so active, so mindful of the wants of others, so useful in the Church of Christ, and such a blessing to the poor, was to be laid aside, a confirmed invalid, scarcely able to help herself. But she was willing to suffer as well as to do God's will. For thirteen years was she a prisoner of the Lord. But on Sunday last, the prisoner was released - the exile was taken home - the Father called his child, and without a groan, sigh, or even a moan, she calmly and peacefully breathed her spirit into the hands of God.


At Mill Island, Hall's Bay, Mrs. John CURTIS of a son.


Back Harbor School. Wanted immediately, a female teacher for the above school, with at least a 3rd. Grade certificate. Salary offered £30 for the first year. Apply to the Chairman of the Church of England Board, Twillingate.

Contributed and Transcribed by George White

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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