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Twillingate Sun
September - October

September 2, 1880
  New Church

During the past week, a quantity of lumber has been landed at Back Harbor Hill, for the purpose of commencing the erection of a new Methodist Church, which, we understand, will take place shortly.

Shipping News

The Heroine arrived here on Saturday last from London via Fogo, to Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., bringing a shipment of goods to that firm, as may be seen by reference to our advertising columns.

Court News

Before Magistrate BERTEAU. August 28, - John BUTT, of Sunday Cove Island, for selling liquor without license, fined thirty dollars and costs.

Labrador News

Since our last issue the following arrivals from the Labrador have been noted: George BROWN's schooner to Back Harbor, 9 hands, 60 quintals per man. Thomas WILLS, same place, fair catch. James DALLY of the Arm, 600 quintals. Those schooners belong to the employ of Messrs. WATERMAN and Co., and bring encouraging accounts. On Tuesday, two Bonavista crafts put into this place on their way home, the Brothers, 200 quintals, POWELL's craft also, loaded.


Since our last number, very little has been done, in this vicinity, by our fishermen. For two or three days, one could not be obtained for home consumption. In the neighboring localities it has been much the same.

Shipping News

On Saturday last, the schooner J.C. Crossley arrived to the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., from New York, and on Saturday, the Elizabeth Ellen, arrived from St. John's to the same firm.


We understand that mining operations are anticipated on a large scale in Ming's Bight, Confusion Bay, where, we are informed, A. GUZMAN, Esq., has been making investigations.


We are pleased to chronicle the return, per Plover, of our respected townsman, R.D. HODGE Esq. E. DUDER Esq., a gentleman well known and highly respected, both as a man of business, and for his great benevolence, also arrived per Plover on Tuesday. We are sorry to learn that his stay will not be of long duration.

Shipping News

The steamer Hiram Perry Jr. came into port on Tuesday, and owing to defects of her boiler, was unable to proceed on her way. Capt. GUZMAN, who was on board, returned to Little Bay per Plover. The Hiram Perry Jr. is awaiting repairs.


September 9, 1880
  Bett's Cove Mine

This, although one of the most valuable mining centers in the Island, has for some past, been little worked, on account, it is said, of a misunderstanding between the shareholders and manager as to the working of the mine. To allow such valuable property to continue in this way for any length of time, does not seem to be judicious. Nor is such likely to be the case, as an American company is at present negotiating with the owners for the purchase of the property, for which they have offered one million dollars. Professor Stewart, a gentleman of vast experience in the working and conducting of mining operations in the United States, has been here acting in the interests of the former. He visited the various mining regions of Notre Dame Bay, and his experience might be taken as a criterion in matters appertaining to mines and minerals. He declared that he had never seen anything in the course of his experience of over 20 years, to equal the quantity or quality of the copper ore that he met with on his visit to that place. With these large and valuable tracts of mineral land at the Northward, and with this industry thriving, may we not expect a bright and prosperous era for the future of this colony? Aye, as bright and prosperous as ""Locomotive"" could picture the future Newfoundland with what he deems to be absolutely necessary - a railway! On the 13th inst., a large iron steamer called the Flavian, bound from Liverpool to Baltimore with pig iron, salt and coal, ran ashore at Green Island, near Brigus South, in a dense fog. Yours truly, Scriptor.

Herring Neck

The following schooners have arrived at Herring Neck from Labrador: Dart, WOODFORD, 500 quintals. Flora, PHILPOTT, 700. Mary Ann, REDDICK, 450. Lady Blandford, BLANDFORD, 500. British Queen, D. REDDICK, 600.


The schooner Smiling Water, engaged in trading for Messrs. HODDER & LINDFIELD, left for the French Shore on Tuesday morning past. This is the second trip within the past two or three weeks.

Court News

According to Proclamation, the fall term of the Northern Circuit Court will be commenced here on Monday next. We understand that his Honor Judge PINSENT will preside.

Mining Accident

A serious accident occurred at Little Bay Mines on Thursday last. A man named John APPETON fell down one of the shafts, a distance of about one hundred and sixty feet, and was instantly killed.


The schooner Branksea, came in to harbor on Sunday evening last from St. John's, having on board A.A. PEARCE, Esq., Clerk of the Peace, and Mrs. PEARCE, the Rev. H.C. JOHNSON and J. LeMESSIEURER, Esq.


We are pleased to note the arrival of J. DUDER, Esq., J.P., Sub Collector of HM Customs at Bett's Cove. We have also great pleasure in noting the arrival of our esteemed fellow townsman, J.B. BLANDFORD, Esq., stipendiary Magistrate at Little Bay.


We understand that the mines at Bett's, South West Arm, Little Bay, &c., have been disposed of to an American mining company. We have not yet learned for what amount.

New Church

We learn that the corner stone of a Methodist Church, about to be created on Cochrane Street, St. John's, was to be laid by Mrs. SHENTON on Tuesday morning last.

Fishing French Shore

The schooner Annie Laura belonging to Mr. J. COLBOURNE, arrived from the French Shore last evening, having left Englee on Tuesday evening. She reports that a little was being done there with fish, some boats having taken two quintals a day.


We have to thank J.G. LUCAS, Esq., Sub Collector of HM Customs at Fogo, for the shipping intelligence of that port.

Hall's Bay

A traveler at Indian Brook, Hall's Bay, informs us that a hotel has been started there during the past summer, and is open at all hours to receive and entertain those who might be passing up and down that little river, at reasonable prices. A very good drink is there furnished, and those who have tasted its properties state, that it is as fine a beverage as can be desired, to satisfy the thirst, and it has never been known to take the senses from anyone. If sick with fever it is a restorative. If cleansing is needed, then by freely using the liquid you may have nearly every external thing made clean. It is situated about one and a half miles below the fall, in a nook, hidden from view by lofty trees of fifty years growth or more. These trees afford a shelter from the burning rays of the summers sun, and a person getting beneath the shades thereof, cannot help thinking how good it is to have a shelter where he may repose while passing through the wilderness, and a fountain, that is always open, at which he may drink, and by drinking, satisfy his requirements. It is said that this hotel is only open during six months of the year, or a little more, which would be from May to November. Travelers on this little river should not forget to call at the hotel, and we feel assured that their trouble will not be in vain.


Per steamer Plover, from St. John's, for the Northward: Miss AVERY, Mr. J. WATSON, Baie de Verde. Miss WHITE, Mr. ROBIN, Trinity. Miss MURPHY, Catalina. Miss LARKIN and Miss SULLIVAN, Bonavista, Rev. Mr. PILOT, King's Cove. Mr. And Mrs. OLDFORD, Fogo. Miss BOWRING, Mr. HODGE, Mr. MARTIN, Miss MARTIN, Mr. E. DUDER, Mrs. RAY, Mrs. NEIL, Miss CALEMON, Twillingate. Capt. WHITE, Mr. REDDEN and McKENZIE, Seal Bay. Rev. Father SHEARS, Bett's Cove. Miss WELSH, Little Bay. Miss EDWARD and Mrs. Capt. HOSKINS, Tilt Cove. Mr. MORE, Mr. SIMMS, Battle Harbor. 80 in steerage. Per Plover for St. John's: Capt. JOY from Salmon River. Mr. JAMES from Forteau. Mr. R. HEATH and J. CROW from Lance au Loupe. Miss KELLIGREW and Mrs. WHITE from Tilt Cove. Capt. WHITE and MARDAM from Little Bay. Mrs. BUMELTON and son, Mr. R. BYRNE from Exploits. Miss STRICKLAN and Miss PENNY for Fogo. 25 in steerage. For Twillingate: Mr. DUDER and son, Mr. BLANDFORD and servant, Miss BURSEY and Miss FOOLKS, Capt. STEVENS, Mr. ERICKSON, AYRE, GUY, and Mrs. ROSS.

List of Donors

It affords us great pleasure to publish the following list of contributors to the St. Boniface Mission College Building Fund: Incumbent, Miss TEMPLE, Mrs. TEMPLE, Miss A. ANSTEY, Miss A. JACOBS, Mr. Ph. AUSTY, A.B.C., N.G., Churri., Faith, Mr. T. MANUEL, Charity, Blank, X.Y.Z., Mr. J. HODDER, Hope, Youth, A Friend, Poverty, A.G., Miss E. BLANDFORD, One Interested in Missions, A Friend, A Poole Man, Miss Laura COLBOURNE, A Friend, A Mission Worker, Miss Lily COLBOURNE, A Friend, Master A. COLBOURNE, whose united contributions amounted to 4 £, 6 shillings, sterling.

Shipping News

Port of Fogo, Entered: Aug. 20, Heroine, WILKINS, Poole, Gen. Cargo, W. WATERMAN & Co. Aug. 24, Francis, BELANGER, Montreal, provisions, OWEN & EARLE. Cleared: Aug. 18, W. Bretade, Carraquette, ballast. Aug. 25, Goonlage, BEALE, Ancona, fish, James ROLLS and Sons, Barr'd Island. Aug. 26, Heroine, WILKINS, ballast, to Labrador to load fish. Lucy, PATEO, Lisbon, Fish, R. SCOTT. Aug. 28, Zebonia, QUICK, Messina, fish, E. DUDER.


At St. Andrew's Church, Fogo, Aug. 26th., by the Rev. C. MEEK, Mr. J.T. CROUCHER to Miss Eliza M. PIKE, of Daloston, London, England.


At St. Mary's Church Herring Neck, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. J. HEWITT, Mr. Simon SQUIRE to Susannah, eldest daughter of Henry MILES, Esq., Merchant, both of the same place.


On the 26th. Ult., at St. Paul's Church, Halifax, by the Rev. Dr. HILL, George James STEER, Esq., St. John's, Newfoundland, to Eva M., eldest daughter of J.P. FRECKER, Esq., of Halifax.


At Moreton's Harbor on Tuesday, Aug. 31st., Betsy M., daughter of Mr. Charles BRETT, aged 10 years.


At King's Cove, on the 14th. Ult., after a lingering illness, John S. LOCKYER, J.P., aged 51 years. Deceased was deservedly regretted by all, and leaves a wife and a large family to mourn their loss. His remains were followed to their last resting place by persons of all classes.


At St. John's on the 25th. Inst., Mr. Samuel G. CARNELL, aged 61 years, a native of Riviere de Loupe, Lower Canada.


September 16, 1880
  Labrador News

The following schooners have arrived from Labrador the past week to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co. Wild Wave, Success, Muscliff, Juno, Volunteer, and Welcome Home. The fares range from 500 to 750 quintals each. The Silver Stream and SCEVIOUR's schooner are reported with good trips. To the firm of E. DUDER, Esq.: Queen of the North, WATERMAN, 700 quintals. Suliean, CLARKE, 500. Cyprus, ROBERTS, 700. Abyssinia, YATES, 523. Ransom, SKINNER, 630. Lady Glover, PARDY, 600. Porcupine, YOUNG, 730. Guerilla, ANSTEY, 700. Brothers, DOREY, 700. Lily of the Wave, CARD, 350. Loyalty, GUY, 500. Wild Rover, ROBERTS, 560, Mary Jane, KEEFE, 250. Brave, JONES, 350. To Messrs. OWEN & EARLE: A.D.O., MITCHARD, 550. L.P. Pond, Geo. POND, 550.


We understand that Mr. McNEILY, Q.C., M.H.A. for this district, who has been unavoidably prevented from visiting his constituents during the past summer, will arrive by the next Plover. From the various requirements of this large and important district, it is expected that some and many benefits will accrue from the visit of the Hon. Speaker.

Schooner Accident

One of Messrs. WATERMAN & Co.'s schooners, Rise and go, Simon WARR Master, while on her way home, lost her foremast, which broke off about ten feet from the cross tree. She had a good load and was safely towed into Gricket for repairs.

Morton's Harbor

The Presto, belonging to Mark OSMOND, Esq., Morton's Harbor, arrived there on Tuesday night last from the French Shore. She left Seal Cove, a day or two earlier, and reports that at that time, very little fish was being caught and bait scarce.


We are pleased to note the arrival of H.J. EARLE, Esq., of Fogo, per Plover, also of Dr. OAKES, from the same place.

Supreme Court

The steamer Leopard, engaged to convey the Judge and suite, for the purpose of attending the Supreme Court on Circuit, arrived here on Sunday night last. The following are on Circuit: His Lordship, Mr. Justice PINSENT, John BEMISTER, Esq., Sheriff of the Northern District, Isaac R. McNEILY, Esq., Acting Clerk of the Court, Hon. J.S. WINTER, Q.C., Thomas P. WALSH, Esq., and Geo. H. EMERSON, Jr., Esq., Barrister at Law, and Mr. BURKE. The Leopard left for Fogo this afternoon.

Death at Trinity

Mr. William PITTMAN, one of our business men, and Chairman of the Road Board, died at Trinity on the 23rd., ult., leaving a wife and ten children, and a large number of relatives and friends to lament their loss. He will be much missed here, as he used to do a good deal to assist the poorer people, especially in the winter season.

Fire at St. John's

About half past six o'clock this morning, a fire occurred in the house of Mr. John FARRELL, between King's Road and Nunnery Hill. The fire brigade were promptly on the spot, and, assisted by the detachments from the English and French ships of war, in port, and a large number of citizens, succeeded in a short time in getting the flames under control and extinguishing the fire before it had time to communicate with the adjoining tenements. There were three children in the house when the fire was discovered, two of whom were saved; the other, about five years of age, was unfortunately burned to death. It appears that the fire originated, by one of the children setting fire to a quantity of loose shavings, during Mrs. FARREL's absence from the house. - St. John's Evening Telegram, Sept. 7.

Road Board

His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Mr. George CHRISTIAN, Junior, to be a member of the Road Board, Trinity, in place of Mr. William PITTMAN, deceased; and Mr. James ANDERSON, of Otter's Pond, to be a member of the Road Board, La Poile, in place of Mr. John COX, deceased. - St. John's Gazette.

Shipping News

The schooner British Queen, has been cleared from the firm of Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., for St. John's, with a cargo of cod oil, also, the Branshea, for same place with a cargo of shore fish.


Per Plover, from St. John's for the Northward: Mr. And Mrs. MARCH for Old Perlican. Mrs. BURNEL for Trinity. Mrs. KNIGHT for Catalina. Mr. MURPHY, King's Cove. Mr. LUCAS, Fogo. Mr. NEWMAN and wife for Twillingate. Mrs. BURN, Exploits. Mr. BROWNING and wife for Seal Bay. Messrs. MCMILLAN, ARCHER, and LANGMEADE for Little Bay. Mr. A.C. POSTER for Little Bay. Capt. PASCO for Tilt Cove. Capt. JOY for Salmon River. Mr. SQUIRES for St. Anthony, and 20 in steerage. Intermediate: Miss A. NURSE from King's Cove to Twillingate. Mrs. OAKLEY from Trinity to Twillingate. Miss GOULD from Greenspond to Twillingate. Rev. Mr. PILOT from Bonavista to Exploits. Mrs. PILOT from Fogo to Exploits. Mr. STONE from Catalina to Battle Harbor. Dr. OAKES from Fogo. Mrs. DUDER from Fogo to Twillingate.

Collision at Sea (Part 1)

Between ten and eleven O'clock last night, the officers and crew of the steamer Anglia, arrived at this port, having lost their ship by collision, on the afternoon of Monday last. It appears that the Anglia, Capt. R.T. GARIRE, left Boston on the 2nd., inst., with general cargo and 338 head of cattle, for London. The weather continued foggy from the commencement of the voyage. Nothing, however, of unusual importance, occurred until about three o'clock on the afternoon of the 6th., when the barque Trongate of Glasgow, Capt. DUNN, bound from Antwerp to New York with a cargo of pig iron, ran into the Anglia, striking her amidships on the port side, carrying away her rigging and bulwarks and smashing in some of the iron plates below the waterline. The accident occurred in less time than it takes to relate it. Almost immediately the ships separated, the Trongate passing on and disappearing in the fog, the Anglia already settling down in the water, a helpless wreck. As soon as the first shock was over, the carpenter sounded the pumps and reported eight feet of water in the hole.

Collision at Sea (Part 2)

The cattle was then turned overboard to lighten the ship, and the boats got out with the most expedition as possible - the necessary orders of Capt. CARIRE [ as written] and his officers, being given with as much coolness as under ordinary circumstances, and the manner in which said orders were executed spoke volumes for the bravery and discipline of the crew. When the boats were ready, all hands were ordered into them, and one after the other, they pushed off from the doomed ship, the gig in charge of the Captain, being the last to leave, and in this respect the conduct of the latter bore a marked contrast to that recently displayed by the cowardly commander of the ill fated ship, Jedda under somewhat similar circumstances. Shortly after leaving, a noise was heard, indicating that the ship had gone down. The men were taken on board the Trongate, which hove to a short distance from the Anglia, to ascertain the result of the collision. Some of the cattle were observed swimming about until night closed down. One steer made its way alongside the barque and was taken onboard, and dressed for the table. The Trongate bore up for St. John's the same evening, arriving off the narrows about 8 pm. yesterday. - St. John's Evening Telegram, Sept. 10.

Court News

Before Magistrate BERTEAU. August 25, - John BUTT, of Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate, licensed to sell ales, wines and spirituous liquors. Aug. 30, - James WELSH of Cull's Island, Leading Tickles, Twillingate, licensed to sell ales, wines and spirituous liquors. Sept. 9th. - R.S. RICE vs. Benjamin SMITH, for debt and costs. Case settled out of court. Richard WREY, Northern Hotel, North Island, Twillingate, licensed to sell ales, wines and spirituous liquors. Hezikiah STUCKLESS, admitted on bale for assault and battery on police, with intent to commit felony on confiscated property.


At St. Andrew's Church, Fogo, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. C. MEEK, Aaron ELLIOTT to Angelina, daughter of Mr. John WAGG, both of Fogo.


At the Methodist Church, Tizzard's Harbor, on the 11th. Inst., by the Rev. J. NURSE, Mr. Joseph OSMOND to Miss Selena FORWARD, daughter of Mr. Frederick FORWARD, both of Tizzard's Harbor.


On Sept. 5th., at the residence of the bride's father, Carbonear, by the Rev. G. BOYD, Mr. William M. SAMWAYS, of St. John's to Georgina E., daughter of Capt. Mark FORWARD.


On the 5th. Inst., at the R.C. Cathedral, St. John's, by the Rev. W. FORRISTAL, Mr. W. SINNOTT of Placentia, to Miss Margaret BYRNE of Green Bay.


At Seal Cove, Bonavista Bay, on the 12th. Ultimo, Mr. John PRINCE, aged 68 years.


At Barr'd Islands, of Diphtheria, on the 8th. Inst., Mary, beloved wife of Mr. James PRINCE, aged 60 years.


At Fogo, on Sunday the 12th., inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. John DOWNER, aged 54 years.


At St. John's, on the 6th. Inst., after a brief illness, Lizzie Ellen, daughter of Patrick HOGAN, Esq., aged 20 years.

Morton's Harbor

…… Towards the close of the meeting, Mr. Mark OSMOND was invited to the platform to distribute the prizes, which, at the meeting held last year, he kindly and generously promised to provide. They consisted of twenty two interesting books, a first and second prize for each class, and were presented to the following scholars: Girls, first class - 1st., Elizabeth A. SMALL and Mary SMALL (equal). 2nd. Barbara SMALL. Girls second class - 1st., Olivia SMALL. 2nd. Lily BARTLETT. Girls 3rd. Class - 1st., Janet HARWOOD. 2nd., Alice J. OSMOND. Girls 4th. class - 1st., Lily Brett. 2nd. Mary A. JENNINGS. Girls 5th. class - 1st. Laura HARWOOD. 2nd., Sarah E. BRETT. Girls 6th. class - 1st., Lorahanna SMALL. 2nd., Alberta BRETT. Boys 1st. class - 1st., Ralph BRETT. 2nd., Robert J. BARTLETT. Boys 2nd class - 1st., Tobias OSMOND. 2nd., Basil BRETT. Boys 3rd. class - 1st., Walter G. BRETT. 2nd., Samuel BENNETT. Boys 4th. class - 1st., Elijah W. BENNETT. 2nd., Joseph W. SMALL. Boys 5th. class - 1st., Augustus BRETT. 2nd. Joseph W. PENNY.

Shipping News

The English schooners, Merry Heart, and Tweed, arrived in port from Fogo on Saturday last, the former to the firm of E. DUDER and the latter to the firm of OWEN & EARLE.

Supreme Court

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1880: The Grand Jury was called and answered to their names. There was only one absentee who was fined. George MINTY, Esq., was chosen foreman. His Lordship charged the Grand Jury to the effect following: …… The Police calendar showed a remarkable absence from crime and disturbance. There had been very few charges of ...... any kind. There were one or two instances of misconduct toward the Police Constables..... He was glad to find that the new Police Magistrate was putting in force the laws relating to swine and dogs wandering at large....... mentioning an Act..... to meet the requirements of this District for the abolition of any restriction upon the mesh of salmon nets used in the sea fishery. He referred to..... the flagrant abuses in violation of the Coastal Fisheries Acts,.... which now has become so extensive and constant, that the salmon fishery, once so productive, had, in nearly all the rivers on the Northern coast, been well nigh destroyed. This arose in some instances from barring with nets, in others from mill dams and the logs and refuse of mills..... The indictment for larceny, which was now ready to be sent before them, charged the prisoner, Noah Webster McNALL, with stealing two cheques for 35 £ and 15 £ and some smaller sums, and the charge was that he had taken those monies out of two letters entrusted to him to post at Little Bay.... in the case of McNALL the Jury bought in a true bill.

Supreme Court

The Queen vs. N.D. McNALL: - Tried before the Court and a Petty Jury. Mr. WINTER, Q.C. prosecuted. The prisoner defended himself. The prisoner was tried for breaking open two letters, placed in his charge by the Clerk of one RICHARDS, who had sent them to be posted for St. John's, addressed to GOODFELLOW & Co., and James BAIRD, containing cheques for £53, 7s, 6d, and £15, and smaller sums amounting to £9. The prisoner did not post them, but broke them open and abstracted the contents and got the cheques cashed, attempting to justify himself upon the ground that he had, at one time, been a partner of RICHARDS, and that their accounts were unsettled. RICHARDS and GUY, who saw the letters delivered to the prisoner, and COADY, receiver of at least one of the cheques, and J.B. BLANDFORD, Esq., J.P, the committing Magistrate, were examined. The Judge charged the Jury who retired and shortly brought a verdict, Guilty. Later in the day, his Lordship sentenced the prisoner to six months imprisonment with hard labor from the date of commitment, knowing that he dealt thus leniently with the prisoner, on account of the dilapidated and unwholesome condition of Twillingate jail.

Supreme Court

McVICARS vs., FORD: This was an action to recover amount of six hundred and sixty four dollars and fifty cents. Mr. G.H. EMERSON Jr., appeared for the plaintiff and stated that the defendant, who was known by several aliases, had contracted the account on the representation that he owned the craft which he had undertaken to hire, on the pretence to the owner, that the plaintiff was his partner. After the supplies were given, he prosecuted the fishery negligently, and put in the first part of his voyage to another, and the rest, plaintiff had to seize. There were many other circumstances of an extraordinary kind alleged against the defendant. The defendant in custody on a capias, appeared in person, and denied that he represented he was purchaser, and asserted that plaintiff undertook to be responsible for the hire &c. He did not deny the account. He put in part of his voyage to another, to get provisions. The parties to the action, and the owner of the hired craft were examined. The court directed the plaintiff's claim to be amended and reduced, as the servant's wages, as well as their accounts, appeared to be charged, and the fish seized, not yet credited. (This was accounted for upon the ground that it had not yet been made.) His Lordship then gave judgement to the plaintiff for three hundred and eighty nine dollars and fifty cents, commenting shortly upon the evidence and upon the fraudulent conduct of the defendant, and requesting Crown Officers to consider the propriety of indicting him for perjury.

Supreme Court (Part 1)

Thursday 16th. Court opened at 10 o'clock. In the Insolvency of William FORD, Mr. WALSH for the petitioner, Mr. G.H. EMERSON for creditors. The debtor applied to be declared insolvent and was now examined. There were also examined Mr. OAKE, (the owner of the craft, petitioner hired), and PAYNE, (a servant in the fishery), and the evidence of the Supplier, (McVICAR), taken on the late trial in which he was plaintiff and petitioner, defendant, was read. Mr. WALSH applied for the usual order to declare petitioner insolvent. Mr. EMERSON did not resist the declaration, but he applied for punishment of the petitioner..... Judgement was then delivered by Judge PINSENT to the effect following: The Petitioner here applies to be declared insolvent, and it is only too clear that he is so. The next question to be considered was the manner in which he had contracted his liabilities. It appears from the evidence of McVICARS, that the petitioner induced him to give him supplies in the spring, upon the representation that he had purchased the craft which he had only hired from OAKE. He then came home early from the Labrador, passed by his supplier's place of business, and took his fish two or three miles further on, and sold it to another person.

Supreme Court (Part 2)

This, he professes, he was obliged to do, to obtain certain supplies, but he made no application, either before or after, to his first supplier for them. With regard to the hire of the vessel, not one penny of which OAKE the owner had received. Petitioner represented that his name was FOGARTY and that he and Mr. McVICAR were in partnership with another man of the name of THORPE, and in the name of FOGARTY, he undertook to sign the agreement for hire, on behalf of himself and his alleged partners. Then he hired servants for the fishery, under the same pretence, and in the same name. He effected those gross frauds under the various aliases of FORD, FORDON, and FOGARTY, and in the course of this investigation, and on the late trial on the action at the suit of his supplier, he had manifestly perjured himself in the most foulest and most barefaced manner. The prisoner appeared to be laboring under a kind of mania for perjury and aliases, and the Judge, in his long experience, had never, take it all together, witnessed a more flagrant case..... punishment he was about to inflict... was that the petitioner be declared insolvent, and be imprisoned in Twillingate Gaol for six months.

Supreme Court

STRONG vs. McNEIL: - The plaintiff sought to recover $56. Mr. WINTER, Q.C., for plaintiff. Mr. WALSH for the defendant. The parties to the action were examined and the questions that arose upon their conflicting testimonies were, whether defendant was solely liable for the accounts of a mess, consisting of four men at Little Bay Mine, or whether the mess - master was, or whether it was a joint liability of the mess or an individual liability of each man for his own share, or of only two of them. The evidence as it stood would bear either of those views. The Court suggested it was a case for settlement, and that it would be very hard to expect the present defendant, whose money had been attached, to pay for the whole mess. The parties and their Consul consulted, and by consent, judgement was entered for $29.60 without costs.

Supreme Court

WATERMAN & Co., vs. VENGARP: - (Sept. 15, 1880.) This was an action for $132.08. The defendant who appeared, urged the hardship of his being expected to pay this season, so much as had been attached. The Court repeated it could not help him, and judgement was entered for the sum sought to be recovered.

Supreme Court

In the Insolvency of William FORD: - Mr. WALSH moved on petition for declaration of Insolvency. A rule was granted, returnable tomorrow, (Thursday), at 10 o'clock, in the mean time to be posted at Court House and the Post Office.

Supreme Court

The Grand Jury brought in the following: To the Hon. Judge PINSENT, presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on Circuit at Twillingate. The Grand Jury, having made an inspection of the Court House and Gaol, beg to present that they find the building in a most unsatisfactory state, and altogether inadequate to the requirements of this important district, and would urge the necessity of a new Court House and Gaol being erected, so as to meet the growing necessities of the district...... signed for self and fellow jurors, George MINTY, foreman. His Lordship said he highly approved of the presentment, and would forward it to the proper authorities.....

Supreme Court

In the Insolvency of BURT: - Mr. WINTER, Q.C., moved that part of certain money attached and paid into court, be paid out to satisfy the claim of a third party to a part of the fine, and which claim had been referred for settlement to a referee who had reported. Mr. EMERSON, for the trustee, asked for time to enquire, and the further consideration of the matter was adjourned to Fogo.


September 23, 1880

On Friday morning last, the wife of William LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P., of a daughter.

Bett's Cove

By private advices from Bett's Cove, we learn that the barque Iota, Captain JOHNSON, arrived there from Swansea on the 14th inst., in ballast, where she intends loading with copper ore. The steamer Beyera is expected shortly to load at Little Bay.


J.B. TOBIN, Esq., of this town, left per Plover on Monday last for the Metropolis.

Shipping News

The schooner Minnie, MOORS Master, belonging to Mr. STRONG, came into port on Saturday last, enroute to St. John's, with a load of lumber from Hall's Bay. The Somerset, Capt. STUCKLESS, and the Young Builder, Capt. A. ROBERTS, arrived on Sunday morning from St. John's. The Young Builder left this morning for the French Shore.

Schooner Arrivals

We are glad to note the further arrivals from Labrador to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., viz.: Fawn, SPENCER master, 600 quintals. Rise and Go, WARR, (which had put into Griquet for repair), 600 quintals. Bianca, EARLE, 500. Kangaroo, MOORS, (for whom considerable apprehension had been felt), 600. Three or four schooners, in connection with the above firm, are reported at Mechlenburg with good trips. They will make their fish at that place, and load the schooner Heroine, which will sail for a foreign port. The schooner Jesamine, MAIDMENT master, belonging to Mr. J. BYRNE at the Arm, also has arrived since our last, with 600 quintals. Also the schooner Ranger, Elias WARREN master, to the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., arrived at Herring Neck with 600 quintals.


It is with feelings of great regret that we have to announce the death, ""in a strange land"", of one engaged in the commercial transactions of our colony. Capt. CAMERON of the schooner Tweed, whose arrival to the firm of Messrs. OWEN & EARLE was announced a short time since, died on Friday morning past, after a very short illness, from the effects of heart disease. His body was interred in the Congregational cemetery of this town on Saturday afternoon....

Leading Tickles

Information has reached us that the shore fishery at Leading Tickles is encouraging, and, as an instance, we learn that a boat secured two and a half quintals one day. We believe that the result of the summer's work in that vicinity, has been very satisfactory, and it will be still more cheering if the fall's work compares favorably with that of the summer. BUTLER's schooner has arrived from Labrador. Trip not reported.

Building Fund

The following is the extended list of subscribers to the St. Boniface Missionary College Building Fund: - Mr. COOPER, Miss M. BLACKLER, Wm. JEYNES, Mr. G. BLANDFORD, Mr., Mrs., and Misses E. & R. ROSSITER, G.H.H., Mrs. SPENCER, Mrs. NEWMAN, Mr. W. TORRAVILLE, Mrs. Guy, J. LeM., Mrs. and Miss LUTHER, Mrs. T. PEYTON, Miss Lucy JEYNES, Mrs. A. A. PEARCE, jr., Mrs. PURCHASE. The above contributions with those previously recorded, amount to £6, 15s, stg.


By private information from St. John's, we learn that on the 13th. Inst., a young man named ROBERTS, fell from the scaffold of a house, at Freshwater Road, where he had been working, and was instantly killed.


September 30, 1880


We understand that Dr. STABB and son, and Messrs. STEWART and SLATER, of St. John's, arrived at Greenspond by the last Plover, on a shooting excursion, having taken with them three fine companions of the canine species, which, no doubt, will prove to be of much value to them during their gaming expedition. Cape Freel's hunting ground, we believe, is to be the scene of their prosecutions. We wish them every success in their adventure, and if the Plover, on her return, should not be able to afford sufficient freightage, it is possible that other means of conveyance will be forthcoming to cover the surplus of their hard earnings to the Metropolis.


We note the arrival here of Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., now on his official tour inspecting the schools of the Church of England in this district. The Rev. gentleman is also Grand Master for the Society of United Fishermen. It is regretted that owing to the hall having been previously engaged, it was not possible for the order to meet him this time, with due honor. We are also glad to chronicle the return, per Plover, of J.B. TOBIN, Esq., whose departure for the Metropolis was recently mentioned. We are sorry to learn of the indisposition of Mr. J.H. GLASS, teacher of the High School, in consequence of which, the duties of that institution have to be suspended for a few days. Mr. F.W. BOWDEN, editor of The Public Ledger, came passenger from the Metropolis yesterday in the coastal steamer, Plover. Mr. BOWDEN is, we understand, the Delegate from the R.G. Lodge, L.O.A., of Newfoundland, and is on a visitation tour to all the private Lodges within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Grand Lodge.


We are informed that Captain Philip PURCHARD, of the schooner Bella Donna, of Jersey, and one of the crew named NODDING, aged 23 years, left the ship on Tuesday, Sept. 11th. in a small boat, and was picked up on the following Thursday by the Crocus, J. WELLS. When discovered, it was found that NODDING was a corpse. It is thought that his death was caused by exposure in the open boat. His remains were taken to Dead Island, where they were interred by Rev. Mr. PETERS.

Heavy Sea

In consequence of the heavy sea which set in on this shore on Sunday last, several small crafts were driven ashore at Bonavista; and at King's Cove, a part of the wharf and premises of Mrs. MURPHY, have been destroyed by sea.


On Monday last, 27th. Inst., the wife of J.G. HART, Esq., of a son.


At St. John's on Sunday morning, 19th inst., the wife of J.L. DUCHEMIN, Esq., of a daughter.


On Friday afternoon last, our attention was arrested by a circumstance of rather a novel nature. A gentleman who had been spending a short time in town, and weary, perhaps, with the monotony of land life, decided to make a venture on the water, taking with him the indispensable presence of a lady friend. The voyage, for a time after starting, was successful. We are not aware whether or not the Harbor Rock posses any mineral attraction, but we observed that when nearing the same, and in the act of turning from it, by some mishap or other, the boat was quickly drawn up on the shore, and, as there was a considerable sea at the time, the occupants seemed to be in imminent danger. Assistance was soon to their rescue, however, and in a short time the land was once more the recipient of the adventurers.


It is painful to note that on yesterday morning, Mrs. RICE, mother of R.P. RICE, Esq., M.H.A.., met with a serious accident by falling through a cellar hatch in the house of her daughter, Mrs. G. CHANCEY, Freshwater Road. The result of the fall which was about six feet in height, presented itself in the form of a large wound in the head from which blood flowed freely. She is now under the care of Doctors SHEA and HOWLEY, and will, we trust, be alright again in a short time. St. John's Morning Chronicle, Sept. 18.


His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Mr. Samuel MOORES, of Twillingate, to be a Surveyor of Lumber.- St. John's Gazette.

Shipping News

The schooner Somerset, bound to St. John's with a load of lumber from the Bay, called here on Tuesday evening last.

Mining Prospects

From Sept 30, 1880: ""We are informed that an experienced miner has recently come from America, and is now at Cann Islands, where he expects to remain for several months in search of copper. He has already had several blasts and, we are told there is every prospect of a large amount of ore at that place. The persons who have the claim are very hopeful as to what they expect to realize. He is to visit Indian Islands for the same purpose. Yours, etc., Fogo.


Last week, Rev. A. Hill was unexpectedly called to pay a visit to this place to inter a young man by the name of John GILL, who was, a day or two before, brought home dead, from the Labrador. He is said to have died of consumption. Yours, etc., Fogo.

Supreme Court on Circuit

Fogo, Sept. 17, 1880. Court opened here 11 o'clock, the Hon. Mr. Justice PINSENT presiding. Sixteen Grand Jurors were in attendance, and, Thomas D. HODGE having been chosen Foreman, His Lordship briefly addresses them….. two Bills of Indictment to be sent to them, the most important being that against one, Samuel OXFORD for an attempt to commit rape, the other against one, Alfred TORRAVILLE, for larceny...... the Grand Jury were directed to retire, and they shortly returned having found true Bills in both cases. The prisoners were immediately arranged, and having been asked if they were guilty or not guilty of the offences charged against them, Samuel OXFORD pleaded ""not guilty"", and Alfred TORRAVILLE pleaded ""guilty"". Alfred TORRAVILLE was then sentenced to one months imprisonment in Greenspond Gaol with hard labor, His Lordship having warned the prisoner against the perpetration of any crime in future, and also informed him that his youth and previous good character, and the fact that he confessed his guilt and appeared penitent, had induced him to make the sentence such a light one. Court then adjourned until Monday at 11 o'clock.

The Queen vs. S OXFORD

Fogo, Monday, Sept. 18, 1880. Court opened pursuant to the adjournment at 11 o'clock, nineteen Petty Jurors being present, the case of: The Queen vs. Samuel OXFORD was called and a jury being empanelled, Mr. WINTER, Q.C., opens the case for the Crown, explaining...... The following witnesses were sworn and examined: Mary HALLETT, June HALLETT, Fanny HINES, William YOUNGS, Thomas E. WELLS and Hugh WALKINS. The prisoner, who was not defended by Counsel, declined to cross examine any of the witnesses. The Crown case being closed, the prisoner is directed by His Lordship to address the Jury, giving them any explanations he may think fit. Having addressed the Jury, he called for his Defense, John WARREN. The Court recalls the witnesses WALKINS, WARREN, YOUNGS and the proseceutrix and examines them upon some doubtful points. Mr. WINTER, Q.C., summed up.... the Jury, who in about an hour, came into court with a special verdict which could not be received. The Jury were again charged, and after a short time, brought in a verdict of ""guilty"". Afterwards, the prisoner was sentenced to eight months imprisonment in Bonavista Gaol with hard labor.


This was an action for assault and battery, and wrongful dismissal and wages due. Trial before the Judge and a Petty Jury. Mr. EMERSON for the plaintiff; Mr. WINTER, Q.C., for the defendant. The defendant paid into Court, $10.63 cents upon the count for wages, and $4 upon the count for assault and battery, and subsequently $26, the value of some seal pelts, the property of the plaintiff. Mr. EMERSON opens and states the plaintiff's case shortly. Plaintiff was originally hired by the defendant as a shopman at a salary of £40 per annum, and board and lodging. From time to time he was guilty of carelessness in entering goods sold. Defendant admitted his negligence and a new agreement was subsequently entered into between the parties, by which the plaintiff was to receive £20 per annum with board and lodging. The plaintiff appeared to have been still careless, and finally the defendant dismissed him, he had subsequently requested him in writing to return to his service, which plaintiff failed to do. His Lordship charged the Jury first upon the claim for damages for the assault..... they did for the plaintiff $40., inclusive of the $4 paid into Court. Second, the Jury were directed to consider the damages for wrongful dismissal. Verdict for the plaintiff, $160.00.

Letter to the Editor (Part 1)

Fogo, Sept. 24th., 1880, Dear Sir: The Supreme Court was opened here last week and closed last Monday night, Sept. 20th. First of all, we would congratulate His Lordship Judge PINSENT for the most agreeable and impartial manner in which …. In the Court House on Monday was gathered a large company of people, - Merchants, Magistrate, Ministers, and very many others to hear the trial which occupied the whole day, between Joseph GARLAND and Robert SCOTT, Merchant of this place. The Magistrate had his say during the past year, the Ministers their say during the past Sabbath, and now it's the Lawyer's turn to say. (Lawyers who are accustomed to say so little, ought to have an opportunity to speak sometimes.) Well, what did they say? A Lawyer himself could hardly tell you what they said! When the Law was first given, it was amidst thunder and lightnings, - Mount Sinai was on a blaze! And yesterday, when the law was given in the court house, it was amid many thunder claps, and many flashes of light from the eye, and fire from the tongue.... and the crowd assembled, soon began to be a little boisterous, when the Judge reminded them that the Court house was not the place for such demonstrations.

Letter to the Editor (Part 2)

After that, perfect order was maintained until the end of the sitting. What caused all this excitement? It was the trial which came off between Robert SCOTT. and Joseph GARLAND. Now, much might be said about the case, and the verdict given by the Jury, but that we may not appear to be partial in judging, we will say no more. The Methodist Board of Education met in Fogo a few weeks since.... There were present at the meeting Rev. A. HILL, Rev. W.H. EDYVEAN of Herring Neck, A. PIKE, Esq., J.P., Robert SCOTT, Esq., and T.C. DUDER, Esq. J. WATERMAN and William PERRY were not present. Rev. A. HILL was elected Chairman of the board. We are glad that Miss M. DUDER, of the Wesylean Academy, St. John's, has come to Fogo to take charge of our Methodist Day School...... The Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, M.A., paid us a visit a few weeks ago...... and being here on Saturday, we fully expected to see him on Sunday and to hear his voice from the Pulpit, but.... on Saturday evening, he availed himself of a chance to Musgrave Harbor, and went off, like a bird to wing. By this, I have no doubt, he is back with his mate. Miss S. CROSS, our School Teacher at Change Islands, we are expecting back from Trinity by the next steamer, ...... We are expecting to have teachers during the winter months, at Seldom Come by and Indian Islands.


J.W. PHILLIPS of the Point Limington Saw Mills, Exploits, Burnt Island, has been in town the past few days, awaiting the return of the steamer to proceed to St. John's. We learn that the operations of this mill have been very successful, over two million feet of good saleable lumber having been turned out over the past year. In addition to the large quantities that have been shipped from the premises, and which have found a ready market in different places, the proprietor has a considerable quantity still on hand, and is prepared to supply a superior kind of lumber at a very moderate price.

HOWGATE Expedition

The steamer GULNARE returned to this port [St. John's], last night, having failed to accomplish the object of her mission. On the 5th. Of August, only a few days after leaving, she encountered a severe gale, during which she lost her deck cargo and davits, and sustained some damage to her hull. No field ice was met with, but a large number of icebergs were seen, and the weather through out proved very unfavorable. The Gulnare reached Disco and landed the Doctor and the Secretary, but was unable to proceed farther North. - The St. John's Evening Telegram, Sept. 25.


October 7, 1880

On Saturday last, Oct. 2nd., the wife of Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., of a son.


At Moreton's Harbor on Tuesday morning last, Mr. John JENNINGS, aged 94 years.

Shipping News

Port of Twillingate, Cleared: Oct. 6, - Isabella Helen, STEPHENS, 3000 quintals fish, E. DUDER.

Shipping News

The schooners Pioneer and Princess, belonging to Mark OSMOND, Esq., Morton's Harbor, left that place for St. John's with cargoes of dry fish during the past week. The former sailed on Monday morning, and the latter on Wednesday.

Schooner Lost

We learn that a craft, belonging to Mrs. BRIEN of Tilton Harbor, was lost at Flower Island, near Barr'd Island Cove, on the 18th. Ult. She was bound to St. John's with a load of dry fish, which was a total loss. Crew saved.

Sons of Temperance

At the regular meeting of the North Star Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance held on Thursday last, the following officers were duly elected for the ensuing quarter: - Bro., J. LUNNEN, W.P. Bro. W.T. ROBERTS, W.A. Bro. J. PERCY, R.S. Bro. T. WILLS, F.S. Bro. S. BAIRD, Treasurer. Bro. E. ROBERTS, Chaplain. Bro. MURCELL, A.R.S. Bro. T. LINFIELD, Conductor. Bro. H. MILTON, A.C. Bro. J. HODDER, I.S. Bro. C. NEWMAN, O.S. R.C. RUSSEL, being the retiring W.P.

Shipping News

The schooner Vivid, which left here for St. John's on Saturday morning last, with a cargo of oil, arrived this afternoon, having made the trip in less than a week.

Court News

Before Magistrate BERTEAU, Sept. 29, - Richard QUIRK for breach of License Act 1875, was fined $20. and costs. Sept. 30, - J. MATTHEWS, assault on Police, was fined $10. and costs. Oct. 4, - Richard WREY, for breech of License Act 1875, was fined $4. and costs. D. KELLY, drunkenness and indecency, was fined $2. and costs. James THISTLE, drunk, was fined $1. and costs. Alexander WILLIAMS for assault, was bound to keep the Peace and costs.

Quaker Lady

There is a story told of a pious Quaker Lady who dreamed she had died and approached Heaven. Meeting an Angel, she asked him if her name was written in the Book of Life. He disappeared, but replied on returning that he could not find it. "Oh,"" said she in agony, ""It must be there! I have an assurance that it is there! Do look once more. " The Angel was moved to tears by her entreaties, and again left her to renew his search. After a long absence he came back, his face radiant with joy, and exclaimed, ""We have found it! It was so clouded with tobacco smoke, that we could hardly see it!"" The good woman, upon waking, immediately threw her pipe away, and never indulged in smoking again.


October 14, 1880
  Shipping News

The steamer Plover, called here on her usual trip about 1 o'clock am. Thursday. No doubt, knowing how unpleasant it is to be called out of bed shortly after midnight to attend to shipping duties, Capt. BLANDFORD wisely arranged that the signal should not be fired until it was time for the people to get up, so, at 5 1/2 o'clock, we were aroused by the loud boom of the steamer's gun. We are glad to know that the steamer made a good run, and also that she reports the steamer Hercules as having arrived in St. John's about 24 hrs after the mail boat.....

Shipping News

The Foederis Arca, DEROY, master, arrived on Friday last, having left Montreal 12 days prior. She brought a full cargo of new provisions, including many of those good things which cheer the heart during our long winter, and was consigned to that enterprising firm, Messrs. WATERMAN & Co.

Shipping News

On Wednesday the schooner Constance, PEARCE, Master, which left this port about two months since with a load of dry fish for foreign markets, arrived from Lisbon, with salt to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., making, we understand, a very fair run.

Shipping News

We are glad to note the safe arrival, after a fine voyage, of the schooner Little Willie, KOTH Master, to the firm of E. DUDER, Esq. We understand that after leaving this port, about six weeks since, she made the run across in the short and exceptional space of 12 days, and was also very successful in the return trip, having arrived in St. John's from Figueira in 17 days. ......

Shipping News

The Lizzy Edith, HARRIS, which was cleared by Messrs OWEN & EARLE a few weeks since for a foreign market, also arrived on Monday night last, making the run from Bristol in 33 days.


We are surprised to hear of the many accidents that have occurred in the Capital during the last few weeks, by Capt. MUGFORD. He reports that the fish was very scarce down the shore, and the little caught, was poor and thin with a very slender yield of oil. Herring are somewhat plenty in the Straits, but so small that no one thought it worthwhile to save them. Capt. PENNY of Conception Bay made five or six hauls at Red Bay, but they were so very inferior to the ordinary size, that he threw them away as worthless. The same state of things prevailed farther North.

Shipping News

The Tiger left Red Bay on Friday. A tremendous sea was heaving right home to the land. When passing Cape Quirpoon, the steamer several times almost rolled over. Capt. JOY is of the opinion that there must have been a terrific storm on the Atlantic, as the gale that did as much damage at Bonavista was not at all felt on the Labrador Coast. The only indication of the storm there, was the heavy ground swell heaving towards the land. We also learn by the Tiger, that there are two large sailing vessels and one steamer, ashore at Anticosti. Capt. JOY had not learned their names. The steamer is probably the same one recently reported as stranded, by telegram from Quebec. - St. John's Register.

Suspicious Event

We would call the attention of the Police told by a man from Flat Rocks, North Shore, yesterday: - A man and his son left Carbonear in a boat, for some part of the North Shore, said to be about Broad Cove. When passing Flat Rocks, the man was seen beating the boy, and the boy was heard to say ""Father, don't murder me!"" When the father arrived, inquiries were made of him concerning the whereabouts of his son, but the only account he could give, was that he rolled him up in a sail, and put him under the cuddy, and he must have got over unknown to him! - Carbonear Herald.

Valuable Find

We understand that a young man belonging to Harbor Grace, while in the neighborhood of Lady Lake, discovered a valuable specimen of silver and tin, and, we have every reason to believe, from the statement of the finder, that a valuable mineral deposit is in the vicinity. The specimen has been shown to Professor HOLLOWLY of St. John's, and he gave it as his opinion that it contained a very large percentage of silver. - Ibid.


It is understood that Mr. F. GOODRIDGE, of the firm A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, will be a candidate for the representation of the district of Ferryland at the election to be held there in November. Mr. GOODRIDGE will make a very excellent member…… - St. John's North Star.


We learn that quite a lot of cattle are expected to arrive by Western steamer from Codroy in a few days. In reference to the facts, the Newfoundlander says ""Last year's lot of oxen from Codroy were of most superior description and, we believe, realized excellent prices. We are informed that the coming arrivals are quite as good, if not better still, and will reflect high credit on the Codroy valley, some of the richest land of the country. As these make the first adventure of the settlers of that soil, we hope they will find prices that may offer encouragement for further and frequent supplies. " - Ibid.

Light Bulb

Mr. Thomas A. EDISON contributes an article to the October number of the North American Review, in which he states that he has succeeded in making the electric light entirely practical for all Illuminating purposes. He shows the advantage of electricity over gas and explains how his system is to be introduced. He comments upon the unfavorable opinions that have been passed upon his work, and says that similar judgements were pronounced upon telegraphy, steam navigation, and other great discoveries. - Colchester Sun.


At Mosquito, Conception Bay on Friday morning, October 1st., Mr. James SIMMONS, aged 78 years.


At St. John's on the 2nd. Inst., the wife of A.J.W. McNEILY, Esq., Q.C., of a son.


At St. John's on the 2nd. Inst., the wife of M. FENELON, Esq., I.R.C.S., of a son.


At Harbor Grace, on the 30th ult., The wife of Mr. W.R. STIRLING, of a daughter.

Shipping News

Port of Bett's Cove -Entered: Sept. 1, Str. Balcarrs, BENEKE, St. John's, ballast. Sept. 14th. Iota, JOHNSON, Swansea, ballast. Sept. 27th., Str. Behera, PATTIE, Swansea, Coal. Cleared: Sept. 3, Str. BENONA, RICHARDSON, Liverpool, 1700 tons copper ore. Sept. 14th., Str. Balcarres, BENCKT, Liverpool, 1700 tons copper ore. Port of Tilt Cove - Cleared: Sept. 14th., Lynwood, JONES, Swansea, 342 tons copper ore.

Shipping News

We are informed that the Iota, is loading with copper ore at Bett's Cove and will take about 900 tons. The Steamer Behera is also loading at Little Bay and will take about 1800 tons.

Panama Canal

M. LESSEPS has announced that operations on the Panama Canal will begin under the auspices of the financial establishments of Europe and America.

Fire at St. John's

What might have been a very destructive fire, took place last evening on the lower premises of Messrs. HARVEY & Co. About 7 o'clock, while Mr. BOGGAN, one of the officers, was engaged in paying the laborers, a young lad informed him that a small store on the West side of the wharf was on fire. On going to that part of the premises indicated, he was astonished to find the interior of the oil shed filled with flames and smoke. An alarm was immediately sounded and shortly afterwards the firemen appeared upon the scene. Aided by the police and a large number of citizens, the brigade succeeded in getting the fire under control before the adjoining buildings were damaged. The shed and its contents were almost entirely destroyed before the fire was extinguished. Had there been a strong breeze at the time, in all probability, a terrible conflagration would have been the result. We understand that the property destroyed was fully covered by insurance. - The St. John's Evening Telegram, Oct. 6.


About 11 o'clock last night, a young man named Patrick BRENNAN, belonging to Petty Harbor, while endeavoring to get from a boat to Messrs. BOWRING Bros. Wharf, fell into the water and was drowned. The body was recovered this morning and conveyed to the morgue. - Ibid, Oct. 7.

Supreme Court

The Leopard with Supreme Court on Northern Circuit, arrived here [St. John's], on Saturday evening last. We are glad to hear that our legal friends were well remunerated by fees, &c., for having ""succored the oppressed"" and for undergoing the usual hardships of a sea voyage to render assistance to their friends of the North. What self sacrificing men the lawyers are! - St. John's Morning Chronicle, Oct. 5.


[St. John's].On Sunday evening last, a young girl by the name of DYER, was sadly injured on the Cove Road. It appears that she and another girl, were coming toward town in a carriage, when the horse took fright and ran away. Upon the animal taking flight, the girl got frightened and jumped from the wagon, before she could be prevented from doing so by her companion, who, by using discretion in staying in the vehicle, was totally uninjured. When picked up, she was taken to the country house of A. RANKIN, Esq., and there administered to. A large wound was perceptible in the head, from which the blood flowed freely, and other cuts about her body showed that the fall she received was no trivial one. She now lies in a very precarious position. - Ibid.


October 21, 1880
  Public Meeting

We are glad to notice the presence among us of our esteemed representative, Alex J.W. McNEILY, Esq., Q.C., M.H.A., and the public must be pleased to find that he has stirred up some of the district works, as it will be seen by an advertisement in today's issue that operations at the Coastal Wharf will be commenced on Monday next. We understand Mr. McNEILY intends holding a public meeting at the Temperance Hall tomorrow evening for the purpose of addressing his constituents on District Matters. Mr. RICE, M.H.A. for this District, will likewise address the Electors of Twillingate on the same occasion.

Vessel Lost SW Arm

During the gale of Thursday last, a vessel called the Morna, on her way from Bett's Cove to S.W. Arm to load copper, having dragged her anchor, was driven ashore and bumped heavily upon the rocks for some three hours. When the gale abated, she was fast aground, fore and aft, near a place called Hawk's Brook, about a mile and a half above Colchester, where, as we understand, she lies at present with a great deal of water in her. The prospects of saving her do not appear encouraging. The Morna is a brigantine built in 1873 in P.E.I., of 242 tons register, and owned by James DUNCAN of Swansea....

Loyal Orange Assoc

….. Last evening the P.G. Lodge again met…. Was addressed by past P.G. Master McNEILY, Companions BAIRD, HUGHES, BOWDEN, MANUEL, and T. LINDFIELD. The session then closed….. After which a Royal Scarlet Chapter was duly inaugurated by the acting P.G. Master.... and the following Officers were installed: Comp. Sir S.W. BAIRD, W.C. in Command. Comp. Sir Titus W. MANUEL, E.C. in Command. Comp. Sir Titus LINDFIELD, Scribe. Comp. Sir Josiah COLBOURNE, Treasurer. Comp. Sir Wm. B. HUGHES, Chaplain. Comp. Sir John G. LUCAS, H. Kt. at Arms. Comp. Sir R. BLACKMORE, Inner Herald. Comp. Sir John LUNNEN, Outer Herald....


Xmas Tree or sale of work &c., in the Methodist Sabbath School room, South Side, Twillingate. On Dec. 24th. And 25th. doors will open at 2 o'clock pm., and on Dec. 26th. And 27th. the doors will be open at 10 o'clock am. Ladies Committee: Mrs. ATKINSON, President. Mrs. J. MINTY, Secretary. Mrs. HUDDER, Treasurer. Mrs. RUSSEL, Mrs. HICKS, Miss LUNNEN, Miss PHILPS, Mrs. JACOBS, Miss HAWKINS, Miss LINDFIELD. The above members of the committee will thankfully receive articles or cash. The proceeds to be devoted toward the purchase of a new organ, &c., for the Sabbath School. Signed T.W. ATKINSON, Minister.


A Bazaar or sale of work will be held (D.V.) at Greenspond on the 30th. November, and two following days, to aid in the liquidating the debt on the Methodist Parsonage, lately built there. Contributors respectfully solicited. The following ladies form the committee: Mrs. LISTER, Pres. Mrs. G. ALLEN, Treas. Mrs. B. BURRY, Sec. Mrs. J. BURRY, Mrs. W. PITMAN, Mrs. R. BISHOP, Mrs. C. WHITMARSH, Mrs. J. SPRACKLIN, Mrs. J. OSMOND, Mrs. R. GRUNTER, Miss LONG, Miss STAGGY. [note that the same ad in the following week's paper spells this name as STAGG]"

Wreck of a Craft

The Josy, which left Horse Islands on Saturday evening last, was towed in here by Mr. EARLE's schooner on Tuesday night, in a disabled condition. After leaving there, the wind blew very strong from N.N.W., with a great sea running. When near Cape John, a squall of wind struck her, breaking off the mainmast. Having put into Little Bay for repairs, they again started off for Twillingate, and when off Fortune Harbor, she was once more disabled, but, fortunately, the above schooner was near to render assistance and safely towed her into port.


By a recent arrival from Horse Islands, to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., we regret to learn of a sad accident which happened there recently. It appears that a child named BURTON had been left in the house alone, while the parents were attending to outside duties. The child went playing with matches which ignited, catching fire to its clothes and subsequently caused its death.


October 28, 1880
  Shipping News

A craft belonging to Spaniard's Bay, commanded by Robert GOSSE, bound homeward, put in here on Saturday last, in consequence of adverse winds and heavy weather. She left Horse Islands a few days previous and reports that it has been extremely stormy there of late, so nothing could be done either with catching or curing fish.


The St. John's Times informs us that Gilbert BROWNING Esq., of that city, has contributed one hundred dollars toward the Cathedral Completion Fund.


At Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, on the 18th inst., by Rev. Theodore NURSE, Mr. John SIMMONS to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. George PENNY.


At the Methodist Church, Morton's Harbor, on Saturday evening last, By the Rev. J. NURSE, Mr. Mark TAYLOR to Emily, daughter of Mr. John HORWOOD, both of that place.


We notice the arrival per Plover of the Rev. T.W. TEMPLE, and we wish to congratulate him upon his admission to the Diaconate, and hope that the time may not be far distant before he is admitted to the full order of the Church. We also wish him every success in the work of his future mission. We would also congratulate the Rev. H. JOHNSON of Exploits, upon his admission to the Priesthood of the Church of England. The Rev. J. NURSE, of Morton's Harbor, took passage by the Plover on Wednesday night last for the purpose of attending the Missionary Meeting at Exploits.


Last week, several craft bound South, were compelled to make for this port in consequence of head winds and boisterous weather. On board one of the crafts, BRANSFIELD's, we understand, belonging to Carbonear, a young man had been ill for some time, and while here, died.

Schooner Lost

Our Greenspond correspondent informs us that a schooner, belonging to Mr. George ALLEN of Greenspond, was lost near that locality on the night of the 14th., and, sad to relate, one of her crew named Charles NOBLE, who was determined to remain onboard after the others had left, met with a watery grave. The craft was insured, but no insurance had been effected on the cargo.


In a copy of the Pictou Observer of 1831, we (Halifax Chronicle) find the following marriage: - At Ship Harbor on Sunday by the Rev. Mr. SPROTT, Mr. Michael EDISON senr., aged 104 years, to Miss Sophie Theresa Belinda LAWRENCE, aged 41 years and 6 months, after a courtship of 16 years.

Fire at Carbonear

The St. John's Evening Telegram of Saturday says: - A telegram was received here today stating that at three o'clock this morning, a fire occurred in the provision store of Messrs. J. & R. MADDOCK, Carbonear, resulting in the destruction of the building and nearly all it contained. The goods, we understand, were covered to the amount of £1500; £1000 in the Queen Insurance Co., and £500 in the Northern. The origin of the fire is not yet known.

Railway Survey

The party of surveyors operating at this end of the proposed line, are now about 24 miles from town. All the sections have presented far fewer difficulties than was expected; but this, the longest section, has proved to be as easy as any the engineers have ever had experience of. It is thought that the survey will be finished either at the end of this week, or at the beginning of next. - Ibid.

Court News

Before Magistrate BERTEAU. Oct. 23rd. Thomas ROAD refused to do his duty, orders his discharge; he paid costs. 28th. Wm. Samuel CURE, drunk and fighting on the public roads, fined one dollar and costs. J.T. DEEP, drunk and fighting, fined one dollar and costs.


Contributed and Transcribed by George White

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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