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Twillingate Sun
1881
January - February

Jan. 6, 1881
  Married

At Grand Vache Cove, White Bay, Dec. 6th., by the Rev T.W. TEMPLE, Samuel RANDELL of Grand Vache, to Roseanna, daughter of Mr. William CASSELL of Harbor Deep.

Married

William RANDELL of Grand Vache, to Susan, daughter of Mr. Joseph CASSELL of Harbor Deep.

Married

Adam RANDELL of Grand Vache, to Sarah Jane, widow of the late Samuel CANNING of Englee.

Married

On the 23rd. of Dec. 1880, in the Methodist Church, Twillingate, by the Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. Henry CHAPPEL of Kettle Cove to Miss Phoebe MOORS of Friday's Bay.

Married

On the 24th. of Dec. by the same, Mr. John MINTY, eldest son of Mr. George MINTY, Durrel's Arm, to Miss Kate STUCKLESS, daughter of the late Mr. Samuel STUCKLESS, Durrel's Arm.

Married

On the 24th. of Dec. by the same, Mr. William BULGEN to Mrs. Louisa PECKFORD, both of Farmer's Arm.

Married

On the 24th. of Dec. by the same, Mr. Robert RIDOUT to Miss Eliza ROBERTS, both of Bluff Head Cove.

Married

On the 24th. of Dec. by the same, Mr. William POND, Farmer's Arm to Miss Lydia ROBERTS of Bluff Head Cove. Married

On the 29th. of Dec. by the same, Mr. Wm. Thos. ROBERTS, Teacher of the Week Day School, North Side, to Miss Selina MOORS, both of Twillingate.

Married

At Little Bay, Dec. 13th., by the Rev. Mr. WHITTIER, Mr. George W.B. MILLER of Nova Scotia to Miss Annie M. COLBOURNE, eldest daughter of Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., J.P., of this town.

Birth

On Tuesday evening, 28th. Dec., at the Methodist Parsonage, Twillingate, the wife of the Rev. Thomas W. ATKINSON of a son.

Seals

We are informed that good work was done a few days since with seal nets at Whale Gulch and Western Head.

Shipping News

The schooners Muscliff, Rise and Go, and Fawn, arrived from St. John's the past week.

Shipping News

The steamer Hercules, Capt. CROSS, arrived from St. John's on Monday evening last, having called at Fogo, where a quantity of freight was landed. She remained here a few hours, and then proceeded to the mining region. The steamer left the former place on Friday evening with a full cargo of freight and met with heavy weather on her way.

Fogo

A correspondent writing from Fogo says: ""The Cyprus arrived here safely on Friday, Dec. 10th., at 12 o'clock and was ready for sea again on the next day at 3:15 pm., she having been discharged in 3 hours and loaded in about 5 1/2 hours, with 1200 quintals of fish and four tons cod oil. This was an average of about 225 quintals per hour, and will compare very favorably with the work done on E. DUDER's wharf, Twillingate, to which you made reference in a previous issue of your paper. " It will be seen by the above, that Twillingate is not without a parallel with regard to promptness in receiving and dispatching vessels with cargo.

Personal

We note the departure per last Plover, of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., who proposes spending the winter in England. He has taken with him, one of his sons, with the intention of leaving him at a boarding school, in company with his brother, who has been a student in a college there for some time....

Shooting

About noon today, a dispatch was received by inspector CARTY, stating that a serious shooting affair had occurred at Harbor Main. It appears that while a man named McDONALD was in the act of taking his dinner, some miscreant fired a shot through the window of his dining room, wounding him severely in the right arm - St. John's Evening Telegram, Dec. 20.

Schooner Lost

We regret to learn that no news has yet been received respecting the schooner Typhus, which sailed from Blanc Sablon, Labrador, last August, bound to Jersey with a cargo of dry codfish. The Typhus was owned by Messrs. SIMON Brothers of the latter place, and one of the partners was on board. This vessel had over twenty men including passengers and crew, and was commanded by Capt. SIMON, brother of the owners. No hopes are entertained of her safety. - Ibid 21"

Schooner Lost

Just before going to press, we were informed of the loss of the schooner Royal Arch, belonging to ALWARD Brothers of this City. It seems that while making for Bay Bulls, early yesterday morning, the schooner was driven on Green Island and became a total wreck. No lives were lost. The Royal Arch was bound from Prince Edward Island to this port, with a cargo of potatoes, turnips, beef and poultry. - Ibid. Lost at sea "We were glad to receive a communication, by the last English mail, from Capt. W. COATH of the Little Willie, dated Gibraltar, Nov. 24th., and to learn that the good ship arrived there safely on the 22 nd. Nov., after a quick passage of fourteen days from Twillingate. The Captain states that for several days, very severe weather was experienced. On the fourth night after leaving here, the wind was blowing with great violence, and while part of aloft, shortening sail, sad to relate one of them named Richard HARNLEY, fell from the topsail yard and found a watery grave. Every exertion was made to rescue the unfortunate man, but all attempts proved fruitless, in consequence of the storm that was raging at the time.

 

Jan. 13, 1881
  Lost at sea

We learn from our Fortune Bay correspondent that a sad accident occurred at Beloram a few days ago. A schooner belonging to Mr. FARREL of Bay de Nord, was on her in the Bay, a strong breeze of wind blowing at the time, when a man named Patrick COLLINS of Lamaline, was lost overboard from the mainboom, and Collins, going out to clear them, was jerked off by the roughness of the sea. All possible efforts were made to save him, but they proved fruitless. - St. John's Advocate.

Appointed

His Excellency, the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Samuel BAIRD, Esq., to be Stipendiary Magistrate at Greenspond, in the place of the late John T. OAKLEY, Esq. (Secretary's Office, 17th Dec., 1880.)"

Appointed

His Excellency, the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Andrew J. PEARCE, to be Sub Collector at Twillingate in place of Mr. Joseph J. PEARCE, resigned.

Appointed

His Excellency, the Governor in Council has also been pleased to appoint Mr. Andrew J. PEARCE, to be Surveyor of Shipping at Twillingate in place of Mr. Joseph PEARCE, resigned. Secretary's Office, 7th Dec., 1880. - Royal Gazette.

Personal

We are glad to note that Mr. A.J. PEARCE has been appointed to the office of Sub Collector for this port, in the place of his father J.J. PEARCE, Esq., J.P., who has filled the position with general satisfaction for some years past, and who has lately had to resign in consequence of failing health.

Birth

At Morton's Harbor on the 9th. Inst., the wife of Mr. Joseph OSMOND of a son.

Birth

At Herring Neck, on Nov. 30th., the wife of Mr. Samuel BATE of a son.

Birth

At Herring Neck, on Dec. 19th., the wife of Mr. Levi BLANDFORD of a son.

Birth

At Herring Neck, on Dec. 26th., the wife of Mr. S. RUSSELL of a daughter.

Married

On Dec. 24th., at St. Mary's Church, Herring Neck, by the Rev. J. HEWITT, Mr. Wm. STUCKY, son of Thomas STUCKY, Esq., to Cassandra, daughter of Wm. RICHARD, Esq., both of Herring Neck.

Married

In St. Andrew's Church, Fogo, by the Rev. C. MEEK, on Jan. 4th., Mr. Richard NIPPARD to Miss Harriet COLE, both of Hare Bay.

Married

Also on Jan. 5th., Mr. William BENNETT to Miss Jane LUDLOW, both of Fogo.

Married

On Saturday, 25th. Ult., at the Methodist Church, Bonavista, by the Rev. J. EMBREE, Mr. George WHITE to Rebecca, fourth daughter of Mr. Joseph FISHER, both of Bonavista.

Married

On New Year's Day, by the same, at the residence of Mr. Robert ABBOTT, father of the bridegroom, Mr. Andrew ABBOTT to Ellen, second daughter of Mr. George KEEL of Bayly's Cove, Bonavista.

Married

On the same day, at the Episcopal Church, by the Rev. A.E.C. BAYLY, Mr. Sampson TEMPLEMAN to Miss Emily DAW.

Married "On Christmas Day at Saint Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, by the Rev. Theodore NURSE, Mr. John HOLLOWAY to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John CHEFEY.

Suicide (Part 1)

A sad case of suicide happened at Brigus, Conception Bay, on the 1st. Inst., the following particulars of which have been kindly furnished by a friend from St. John's, who was spending a few days there at the time: - ""A dreadful affair happened at Brigus on New Year's Day - the suicide by strangulation of Mrs. Christopher NORMAN. Mrs. NORMAN, who was the widow of the late Christopher NORMAN, watchmaker, Brigus, has for several years, carried on a drapery trade in that town, in which business she has been tolerably successful. Last summer, however, she was prostrated with typhoid fever, which rendered her totally unfit to give her personal attention, as was her wont, to her business. The consequence was that her trade fell off considerably, and as the close of the year approached, and the usual incoming of bills, she fell into a state of despondency because of her inability to meet them. She expressed herself as hopelessly ruined to several of her friends, and would sometimes wring her hands in utter despair.

Suicide (Part 2)

To show that she had premeditated suicide, on Friday last she wrote to a friend of hers in Bay Roberts, asking him if he would take her son, a little boy of thirteen years, and on the evening of that day, she made the lad a new pair of black cloth pants, while he had an abundant supply of good clothing. On New Year's Day, she sent her daughter per force to Church, and after her departure she told the servant girl that she wanted to go into the shop to write some letters. She then entered the shop by a side door in the hall, but shortly after, returned, and passing into the kitchen, where her little son was, went into the backyard through a gateway, and coming out in the street, re-entered the shop by the street door, locking the door behind her, and also locking the private door entering the shop from the hall. Meanwhile, the servant maid had made up beds upstairs, and coming down, went towards the shop to remonstrate with her mistress for remaining so long there in the cold, but on approaching the private door, she found it locked, and thinking that her mistress did not wish to be disturbed, she again went upstairs to finish her work. In due time, Miss NORMAN returned from Church, when the servant maid complained to her that her mother had been in the shop in the cold during all the time of her absence. Miss...[copy ends here]. She was interred yesterday. ""

Schooner Lost

The Kangaroo, MOORS, Master, which left here a few weeks since for St. John's, with a cargo of fish for Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., grounded on Harbor Rock, near Greenspond, on the night of the 25th ult., and became a wreck. The night was very dark, and a heavy sea was running at the time. With assistance from men in that vicinity, the craft was got off and taken to Greenspond, having received considerable injury, and the cargo becoming a total loss. The cargo was insured in London, but as the limit of their (W. WATERMAN & Co.'s) Club only extends to the 21st. Dec., no insurance was put on the schooner. We understand that repairs to the Kangaroo will cost about 30. The above is the only accident that happened in connection with the Club the past season, among such a large number of craft, so that there is no claim upon it.

Personal

The appointment of Samuel BAIRD, Esq., of this town, to the position of Stipendiary Magistrate for Greenspond, will be seen in another column. Mr. BAIRD left here by the last Plover for Greenspond, for the purpose of entering upon the duties of his office. He has been a respected resident of this town for many years past, and, so far as we can learn, was always willing to aid in the advancement of any good undertaking, calculated to improve the well being of the community. He manifested a lively interest for the welfare of the respective societies with which he was identified, and by his removal from them, they will be deprived of an efficient worker, and in his departure he carries with him their best wishes for his future welfare. We trust that Mr. BAIRD may enjoy many years of happiness in his new sphere of duty.

Schooner Lost "A correspondent writing from Fogo, under date of the 7th. Inst., says: ""A sad gloom has been cast over this place in the now, almost certain loss of the schooner Maggie, E. DUDER Esq., owner, over six weeks from St. John's, having on board provisions, 150 cash, and a quantity of ship building material said to be uninsured. The loss of the provisions, it is to be feared, will entail considerable distress upon poor families the ensuing winter. The crew, consisting of six men, together with Dr. OAK, a passenger, were all, with one exception, married persons, thus leaving widows with eighteen fatherless young children, to suffer and mourn their irreparable bereavement. The above will be eleven untimely deaths by drowning from our midst, since June last, and a loss of ten members from St. Andrew's Lodge, S.U., Fogo. ""

Death

This evening, the painful duty devolves upon us, of recording the death of Rev. W.J. FITZPATRICK, the much esteemed President of St. Bonaventure College. The Reverend gentleman, who had been patiently suffering for some considerable time, had a very severe attack on Monday last, but on Tuesday, he rallied a little and his recovery was not altogether despaired of. Last evening, however, unmistakable symptoms of approaching dissolution manifested themselves; about 9 o'clock he peacefully passed away. It is hardly necessary to say that his death is universally regretted. - Evening Telegram, Jan. 5.

Death

At Back Harbor on the 31st ultimo, Susan, beloved wife of Mr. Philip WELLS, aged 52 years.

Death

At Herring Neck on the 12th. And 18th. Ult., of diphtheria, Elizabeth and Mary Ann, aged 8 and 4 years, children of George and Elija CUTLER.

Death

At same place, on the 12th ult., of diphtheria, David, youngest son of John and Elija RICHMOND, aged 14 months.

Death

At same place, on the 12th ult., Elizabeth, beloved wife of Mr. William LODER, aged 38 years, a native of Bay of Islands.

Death

Suddenly, at the same place, on the 15th ult., William, eldest son of James and Emiline BARNES.

Death

At the same place, on the 22nd ult., Earnest Willie, only son of Simon and Susan SQUIRE, aged 2 months.

Death

At Fogo on Jan. 2nd., Mr. William BOURNE, aged 61 years. A native of Greenspond, but for 25 years past, a resident of Fogo, and a faithful servant as store keeper to E. DUDER Esq. He leaves a wife and three small children to deplore the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father.

Death

At Indian Islands on Dec. 28th., Mr. Samuel PENNY, aged 70 years.

Death

At same place, Dec. 25th., Harriet, wife of Mr. George POWELL, leaving 7 children. [Note: I believe this to be an error. I have some knowledge of the family names of Indian Islands, and to the best of my knowledge, POWELL is not an Island Name. Could it be a Fogo or Herring Neck name? G. White]"

Death "At Bonavista, on the 31st. ult., Miss Margaret CAMPBELL, in the 55th year of her age.

Congregational Ministers

Rev. Thomas HALL took his departure from our shore today on the ALLAN steamer Caspian. He goes to Kingston, Ontario, where we understand, a larger and more congenial field of labor awaits him. When he arrived here, about thirteen years ago, the Congregational cause was languishing, but through his energy, and self denial, a favorable change speedily ensued, and now he has the satisfaction of knowing that the Church, in which he labored so long and faithfully, is in a prosperous state in all its departments, with several flourishing mission stations in the outports. The prayers and good wishes of his congregation in this city will go with him to the scene of his future labors. The Rev. Mr. BEATON has been appointed by the Colonial Missionary Society of London to succeed Mr. HALL. He will in all probability, arrive here by the next ALLAN steamer from Britain. Mr. BEATON, who is a native of Scotland, brings with him the reputation of being an eloquent preacher.

 

Jan. 20, 1881
  Frost Bitten

About three weeks since, two men left the Gray Islands in a small boat in search of birds. They were overtaken in a storm and were out two days, when they reached Cashmen's Cove. [Note: this is likely Coachman's Cove. G. White] They were badly frost bitten and it was thought that one would hardly survive from the exposure.

Ship Building

We understand that three new craft are being built in Exploit's Harbor this winter, by Messrs. WINSOR, Josiah MANUEL and James SCEVIOUR, respectively.

Seal Bay

We learn that the gale of the 30th ult., was very severe in Seal Bay, which was, as our correspondent informs us, frequently one sheet of flying spray, though no serious damage was done. One craft in N.W. Arm dragged her anchors some distance, but brought up before any injury was sustained. Three men who were on board at the time, could do nothing but drive with her.

Personal

J.B. TOBIN Esq., left for St. John's per Plover, on Friday morning last. T. HODGE, Esq., also went passenger by her to Fogo.

Seals Picked Up

From Fortune Harbor, we learn that about the 20th ult., some men belonging to that place were out shooting birds, and one man came across a lot of old seal pelts from which he loaded his boat and returned to land. Only the wind increased, another boat load might have been taken, as they were very plentiful at the time. Our correspondent says it is quite evident that the seals were not killed this season, neither were they long floating on the water. They had been hauled on board of some vessel as could be seen from the lace holes in the skins. The sealing steamer Wolf was lost in that vicinity a few years since, and it is supposed that the heavy seas which prevailed the last month, caused the hull of the vessel to be broken up, and allowed the pelts to come to the surface. We understand that they are as sound as when killed, though the pelts of some were apparently disfigured by sharks.

Bett's Cove "A correspondent writing from Nipper's Harbor under date of the 10th. Inst., says that on Friday last, Captain DEAN of the Hiram Perry, successfully towed the Brig. Morna from Little Bay to Bett's Cove, loaded with wood to supply the Bett's Cove mine during the coming winter, and we understand that he intends going up again on the same service. The scarcity of fuel was occasioned by the steamer that was coming to Bett's Cove getting disabled, and having to go back to Scotland. Our correspondent also informs us that a few seals have been shot on that shore, but none of any consequence. He also understands that Captain BLANDFORD is likely to come North again this winter, if possible.

Swan

Our Little Bay correspondent writing under the date of the 11th inst., says that quite a curiosity is to be seen there. Three or four days ago, a man on Pelly's Island shot a swan, which is now in Dr. STAFFORD's surgery. Only two birds were there at the time, and the other escaped uninjured. The one knocked down, measures over eight feet, with wings spread. Our correspondent thinks that no one ought to object to the railway, now that swans are paying us a passing visit!"

Shipping News

The schooner Bessie on her way from the Mining District to St. John's, called here last evening. She took a quantity of fish on board for J.B. TOBIN, Esq., and left again this morning.

Married

Jan. 15th. by Rev. R. TEMPLE, Mr. William GUY of Wild Cove, Twillingate, to Bathsheba, daughter of Mr. William WEIR of Farmer's Arm.

Married

Jan. 18th. by the same, Mr. Levi ELLIOTT of Crow Head, to Eliza, daughter of the late Mr. Adam RANDELL of this harbor.

Married

Dec. 29th., at the Church of St. Nicholas, Leading Tickles, by the Rev. H.C.H. JOHNSON, Mr. William LANNING of Exploits, B.I., to Charlotte, daughter of Mr. Robert ALCOCK, of Leading Tickles.

Death

Jan. 18th. Frederick John, infant son of William VERGE of Jenkin's Cove, Twillingate.

Death

On Christmas Day, Elizabeth, wife of Rev. George M. JOHNSON, Rector of Barmingham Parva, England.

Mining Intelligence (Part 1)

We understand that at Salt Water Pond, Pilley's Island, several deposits of copper have been discovered the past season. The copper, we learn, is discovered in calciferous rock, to be found only in this place, but it forms a large portion of the peninsula of Port au Port, St. George's Bay. Two prospecting shafts are now being sunk on the island, and may the result of the enterprise, on the part of the speculators, be successful enough to warrant them in undertaking more extensive operations another season. Copper is known to exist in Seal Bay in large quantities. Already a shaft has been sunk at Berchy Cove, on the South side of the bay. The prospecting on the North side, it is to be hoped, will be resumed in the spring, as copper of a superior quality is known to exist there. The new Government road commenced in South West Arm, will be of some use after all. Considerable quantities of copper have been discovered on the South side, four miles from the sea, and as this copper is on Mr. GUZMAN's claim, he will no doubt, utilize the road for the shipment of his ore.

Mining Intelligence (Part 2)

We are informed that a party of miners, under the able supervision of Mr. MUIR, has been engaged the past three months in developing this find. The Bett's Cove mine is now principally worked by Tribute. The three most successful Tributors are miners FERGUSON, GILFOY, and PAUL, who are realizing, on an average, 150 per month each. A few months ago, they reached the maximum, when they shared for one month, 300 each. These miners are engaged in the dangerous parts of the mine, so that great risk may sometimes attend them in their hazardous attempts to procure the hidden treasure. We learn that in the limestone formation of Duck Island, Badger Bay, antimony and lead have been discovered. Nothing has yet been done to develop those valuable minerals. The find of rubisite, or as miners call it, ""horse flesh copper"", at Lady Pond, between Hall's Bay and Little Bay waters, is being worked vigorously. This ore is the richest yet discovered in the colony. We learn that it assayed 69 percent. [Note: Could be 59?]"

 

Feb. 3, 1881
  Thanks

R.D. HODGE Esq., begs to thank those men who so readily volunteered their assistance on Saturday last, to remove the store on the premises. [ Some of the following column is missing but it seems to refer to the moving of this store. GW.] Government land where it has stood for the last thirty or forty years, over wharves which took some nine or ten days to build for the purpose, and it now stands in close proximity to the other stores of a more recent structure. It must be always pleasing to patriotic minds to notice improvements, either of a public nature, or the result of private enterprise, and here we have an instance which embraces both; for while Messrs. WATERMAN's premises are made more compact and commodious, the Government property near the coastal wharf in course of erection, is infinitely improved, both in appearance and convenience. Over 300 men from all parts of the Island, testified their good will by lending a helping hand on the occasion, and their united assistance proved how much may be accomplished by a ""long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together. " We congratulate R.D. HODGE, Esq., on the success of his undertaking, and trust that it will be remunerative to him in his business. After the work was over, refreshment in the shape of coffee, tea, biscuit, &c., was provided on the premises of Mr. James HODDER, foreman of the undertaking.

Break and Enter

The store of Mr. A. LINDSAY, Bonavista, was forcibly entered on the 23rd. Dec., and about six barrels of flour were stolen therefrom.

New Government Wharf

We understand that on Wednesday there was a meeting at the Government Wharf of the Commissioners, - F. BERTEAU, Esq., JP., J.W. OWEN, Esq., JP., and R.D. HODGE, Esq., - to take into consideration the advisability of filling up the intermediate spaces in the wharves already built, so as to make the wharf more suitable for the steamer to lay by in rough weather, and also to be more secure from the pressure by drift ice in the spring of the year. It was unanimously decided to commence this work, and also to build a slip at the Government Wharf for the accommodation of parties landing in small boats.

Herring Neck

The annual election of officers of Herring Neck Lodge, No. 16, S.U.F, took place in their Hall on Thursday evening, 20th. January. A satisfactory financial statement having been given, and the general routine of business disposed of, the following brethren were installed as officers for the ensuing year: Bro. D. BLANDFORD, Worthy Master. Bro. H. MILES, Chief Officer. Bro. F. MILES, Second Officer. Rev. Bro. J. HEWITT, Chaplain. Bro. J. PHILPOTT, Quarter Master. Bro. G. FLORANCE, Second Officer. Bro. W.J. HALWELL, [ Note: This is likely misspelled and probably should be HOLWELL, gw.] Purser. Bro. G.H. PEARCE, Secretary. Relief Committee: Bros. John SQUIRES, Wm. MILES, Wm. ROSE, Thos. DALLY, Wm. CLARKE, and Solomon REDDICK.

Birth

At Bett's Cove on 18th. Jan, 1881, the wife of Sergeant FENNECY of a son.

Death "At Little Bay Island, Dec. 25th., Wm. James ROBERTS, eldest son of the late Robert and Ann ROBERTS, natives of Twillingate.

 

Feb. 10, 1881
  The Revival in Twillingate (1)

I need not say anything about the great revival of religion for the information of the people of Twillingate. It is probable that in every home in the place, it has been the topic of conversation. There are persons, however, outside of Twillingate, who will be glad to hear what is being done. We have held special services since the first of January. Our congregations have been good. The Holy Spirit rested on us in many of our meetings very powerfully. The people attending increased so much that we had to leave the School Houses for the Church. During the month of January, several sought and found peace. But on the first of February, the Holy Spirit seemed to be searching every heart. Hard unconverted men stood outside and sat inside, as if they were about to be called before the Judge of all the earth. I must say that I never saw anywhere, those not professors and interested, so thoughtful and orderly.

The Revival in Twillingate (2)

Men have been so powerfully impressed that they have been obliged to get down by the wayside to pray, and others to leave their work and get someone to pray for them; others not able to eat or sleep. Many have left their homes hours before the time of service, and have gone out of service two or three times, and have had to return to seek the Savior. The Benediction has been pronounced two or three times and the lights extinguished at one and two o'clock in the morning, before we could get the people to leave. We have reason to believe that about two hundred souls have been converted, and over that number convinced of sin. To hear and see from fifteen to thirty souls crying for mercy, and the older Christians rejoicing over them, is certainly a sight worth going to see, and hundreds have heard and been led to say, ""We never saw it in this fashion. " Our Prayer is that they may be kept faithful, and that many others may be brought to a knowledge of the truth. Thos. W. ATKINSON. ps. - The young men go from house to house during the day, holding meetings for prayer. Extra sitting room has been provided around the Communion Rail and in the aisles in the gallery. T.W.A.

Lost Purse

Lost on Saturday last, between St. Peter's Parsonage and Mr. LETHBRIDGE's, a purse containing a note and about ten shillings in silver. Whoever has found the same, and will leave it at the Parsonage, or at the office of this paper, will be suitably rewarded. - Adv.

Herring Neck

We are informed that four new craft are being built at Herring Neck this winter, by Messrs. Esau BLANDFORD, Joseph BLANDFORD, John REDDICK, and Thomas BATT. Two more are also building in the Bay for the same place by Messrs. Henry MILES and Moses BURTON. Our correspondent informs us at the same time, that the fearful disease diphtheria, is still prevalent at Herring Neck. On the 4th. inst., four children were laying dead at Clarke's Cove.

Seals

A heavy sea has been running for some time past and it has been impossible for nets to be set. The last few days, the sea has abated, and persons owning nets have been able to keep them out, and the sign of seals has been pretty fair. Yesterday morning, nine or ten old ones were captured in Mr. RIDOUT's nets, Crow Head, and several in Mr. Simon YOUNG's, which were set in Twillingate Bight. A jar seal was also caught. Some eight or ten days since, an old harp was captured at Western Head Tickle, containing a young seal.

Speeding Charge

A young man named William PRIDE, aged 19, a resident of David Button's Cove, (near Sea View Cottage), was summoned to the Police Court on Tuesday last, on the complaint of Mr. Thomas PEYTON, Local Constable, for furiously driving and exciting his dogs while drawing a slide. One of them attacked Mr. PEYTON, and tore his overcoat, notwithstanding, he having stepped five or six feet out of the road when he saw them coming. The youth, we believe, admitted that he made the dogs travel swifter than he should have done. His Worship, after due consideration, and no doubt taking into account the circumstances of the youth, (being very poor), let him off by paying one dollar or seven days imprisonment. The owner of the dog, John PRIDE, was also summoned before the Court for keeping such a furious animal, and satisfied His Worship that he was not aware of the ferocious propensity of his ""faithful friend,"" and, as soon as he was made acquainted with the fact, he immediately terminated his existence. His Worship then dismissed the case, at the same time, giving PRIDE to understand that, had it been proven to him that he had knowingly kept a bad dog, he should have been under the necessity of inflicting the full penalty of the law on him. It is to be hoped that this will be a warning to other drivers of the canine tribe, or some day, sooner than later, they may find themselves before Magistrate BERTEAU, on charge for furious driving or for cruelty to animals; for should they come under the notice of either of the Constables or Sergeant WELLS, they are most likely to be brought before the Court, when His Worship will be likely to inflict such a fine as the dangerous practice of fast driving on the public thoroughfares may warrant.

Birth

On the 9th. Inst., the wife of R.P. RICE, Esq., M.H.A., of a daughter.

Birth

On the 9th. Inst., at Bluff Head Cove, the wife of Mr. Thomas ANSTEY, of a son.

Birth

On the 2nd., inst., at Selling's Cove, the wife of Mr. Uriah MANUEL of a daughter.

Death

At Herring Neck, Jan. 5th., Mary, beloved wife of Mr. Simon WHITE, aged 52 years.

Death

At Herring Neck, Jan. 9th., of diphtheria, Jacob, grandson of James and Mary CASTLE, aged 7 years; and on the 12th. And 14th. Jan. of the same disease, George and William, sons of James and Mary CASTLE, aged 12 and 7 years.

How The Afghans Fight (1)

A correspondent of the Pioneer, contributes to that paper some ""reminiscences of the war in Afghanistan. " Referring to the fighting qualities of the Afghan soldiery, he says: - ""An Afghan never thinks of asking for quarter, but fights with the ferocity of a tiger and clings to life until his eyes glaze and his hands refused to pull a pistol trigger, or use a knife in a dying effort to maim or kill his enemy. The stern realities of war were more pronounced on the battlefields in Afghanistan than they have ever been in India, if we except the retributive days of the Munity. To spare a wounded man for a minute, was probably to cause the death of the next soldier, who unsuspiciously walked past him. One thing our men certainly learned in Afghanistan was to keep their wits about them when pursuing an enemy, or passing over a hard won field. There might be danger lurking in each seemingly inanimate form studding the ground, and unless care and caution were exercised, the wounded Afghan would steep his soul in bliss by killing a Kaffir just when life was at its last ebb.

How The Afghans Fight (2)

This stubborn love of fighting in extremis, is promoted doubtless by fanaticism, and we saw so much of it that our men at close quarters, always drove their bayonets well home, so that there should be no mistake as to the deadliness of the wound. The physical courage which distinguished the untrained mops, who fought so resolutely against us, was worthy of all admiration; the tenacity with which men, badly armed and lacking skilled leaders, clung to their positions was remarkable, to say nothing of the sullen doggedness they often showed when retiring. But when the tide of the fight set in fully against them, and they saw further resistance would involve them more deeply, there was so sudden a change always apparent, that one could scarcely believe, the fugitives hurrying over the hills, were the same who had resisted so desperately but a few minutes before. They acted wisely. They knew their powers in scaling steep hills, or making their escape by fleetness of foot, and the host generally dissolved with a rapidity which no one but an eye witness can appreciate. If cavalry overtook them, they turned like wolves and fought with desperation, selling their lives as dearly as men ever sold them; but there was no rally in the true sense of the word, and but faint attempts at aiding each other. ""

 

Feb. 24, 1881
  Seals

From Herring Neck we learn that on Saturday last, there was a pretty good sign of seals, and, if the weather continued fine, fair work would have been done. Our correspondent informs us that on that day, one man secured six and another two. Very little has been done this vicinity of late.

Accident "A very serious accident occurred on Monday morning to a young married man of this harbor, named John WHITE, whose gun burst while he was in the act of firing at a bird, and destroyed the greater part of his right hand. The injury was so great that Dr. STIRLING who was called in, was of the opinion that it was useless to attempt to save the hand, and recommended amputation, as the surest means of avoiding greater evils. The patient willingly consented, and Dr. Stirling performed, as usual, a most successful operation, after administering chloroform. From the moment of placing the tourniquet to completion of severance of the wounded member, was scarcely more than two minutes. In a very short time longer, the ligations were made and all was over. The patient is since rapidly recovering under the skilful hands of Dr. STIRLING.

Death at Herring Neck

We are sorry to have to chronicle the loss of two men named James JONES and Eli ATKINSON, belonging to Herring Neck, which sad event happened on Thursday, the 17th. Inst. The morning being fine, several boats left that place in search of seals, and about noon, a sudden storm of wind and snow set in. As soon as it commenced, they all ran for land and reached home safely after experiencing great difficulty and danger, with the exception of the above mentioned, who, it is thought, must have run for Twillingate. The following day, their boat was found bottom up, with only one gun tied fast to it., having drifted into Merrit's Harbor during the night. Search has been made for the bodies, but up to the 19th. they could not be found. It is thought that the boat upset while running for the land, as it was impossible for a small boat to stand very long in the wind and sea then prevalent. James JONES was about 60 years of age, and leaves a wife and large family to deplore their loss. The young man was about 24 years and son of Mr. Thomas ATKINSON of Herring Neck. We tender our sympathy to the sorrowing relatives in the painful dispensation of Providence they have thus sustained.

Narrow Escape

Our correspondent from Herring Neck says that ""two young men named Eli POLLARD and Peter BLANDFORD went from this to Twillingate on Saturday, 12th. Inst. On returning, they found that the ice had driven in along the shore, wind having been North, and for want of judgement or experience, instead of going into Merrit's Harbor, where they might have landed without any difficulty, they rowed down on the weather edge of the ice, which was a mile in width, trying to reach land. After being three or four hours endeavoring to get the boat near the shore, and one of them falling in the water two or three times, they succeeded in getting near enough to jump on the rocks, and as there was such a heavy sea on, they were very near being drowned or dashed in pieces with the ice. They were washed over each other, two or three times, before they could hold on to the rocks. The instant they were out of the boat it was broken in pieces. Had it not been for some men who happened to see them from the hills, and went to their rescue, they would have died, as they were quite exhausted when assistance was rendered, and one of them, badly frost bitten. We understand they had about 5 worth of goods in the boat for different persons of this place, which was all lost. ""

Birth

At Twillingate, Feb. 16th., the wife of Mr. W. PILL of a daughter.

Death

At Herring Neck, Feb. 11th., of diphtheria, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James and Martha GILLOTT, aged 9 years. Death

At the same place on the 13th., Matthew Mark, eldest son of Samuel and Emelia ELLIOTT, aged 15 years.

Party

On Wednesday evening last, a large party, which had been postponed from Tuesday on account of the weather, assembled in St. Peter's School Room to celebrate the Coming of Age of Mr. J.H. GLASS, the Lay Reader. The party comprised the members of Mr. G's Bible class, and the Sunday School boys, who were absent from Twillingate at the time of the Sunday School Feast in the summer, the Church Wardens, and others connected with the Church and Sunday School, ..... no doubt from the appearance of the tables every attention had been bestowed to make this section of the program, not the least pleasing.... Viands of a most delicious kind were placed before the guests.... The tables were presided over by Mrs. TEMPLE, Miss S. STERLING, Miss J. STIRLING, and Miss TAYLOR, whose happy countenances and affability.... could scarcely fail to make the luxuries before the company even more acceptable...... some 30 pictures were exhibited through a Magic Lantern, thanks to the kindness of Mr. GILLINGHAM. J.W. OWEN, Esq., JP., added much to the amusement of the evening by a recitation called the ""Frenchman and the Rats. "....and also by singing a couple of songs, with a stump speech. Songs and readings were also given by Mrs. TEMPLE, Miss J. STERLING, Rev. R. TEMPLE, Mr. Ernest BERTEAU, and Mr. LOCKYER. At the close of the Magic Lantern..... was accorded Mr. GILLINGHAM for his kindness, after which Mr. OWEN...... tendered Mr. GLASS many thanks..... every success in life, which was supplemented by three times three from which, ..... Mr. GLASS then in a few suitable words, returned thanks.... The following lines upon the event were sent to Mr. GLASS, accompanied by a bank note from a friend:- Receive dear sir these poetry lines, concocted as I can; to hope you now feel all the signs that you are quite a man....[continuing through seven more verses.]

 

Contributed and Transcribed by George White (May, 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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