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Twillingate Sun
January - February

Jan. 7, 1882

Frederick TANNER, belonging to Somersetshire, England, who has been residing in Twillingate the past three years, received intelligence by last mail of the death of an uncle, Mr. John RODGERS, who left 250 to him and 250 to his brother living in England.


A serious accident occurred on board the Kate on New Years Eve. While one of the crew, named James ELLIOTT was putting fire to a loaded cannon it immediately bursted and the unfortunate man received serious injuries. One of his legs was badly wounded. He has been to Mrs. BOYD'S where he is receiving careful medical treatment.


Richard BURTON belonging to the Arm, while in the act of roofing his stage, one day last week, fell from the scaffold, breaking his leg and sustaining other injuries.


J. B. TOBIN, Esq., and family left here by last Plover for St. John's where the latter will reside during the winter. We understand that Mr. TOBIN intends visiting the Old Country in the course of the next few months, and we hope that he may enjoy a pleasant season.


R. P. RICE, Esq., M.H.A., for the district, left for St. John's same time, in order to be present at the opening of the legislature, which will be convened for the dispatch of business on 16th proximo.


We understand that W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq. J.P. intends going to England this winter, and that he will leave here by this Plover for St. John's where he will take passage on one of the Allan steamships, which will be leaving there about the 18th or 20th inst. We hope that the voyage across the Atlantic may be a safe and speedy one.


We welcome the return per Plover, F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, who has been absent for a few weeks; also Sergeant WELLS, who arrived same time.

Insurance Club Report

The following statement of the Committee of the Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club shows that fortune has attended the vessels connected therewith, notwithstanding the storms that may have been encountered during the past season. The club comprises some fifty or sixty craft, principally engaged in the trade of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co. Twillingate, Dec. 30th, 1881. We the undersigned Committee of the Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club hereby state to those concerned that at the termination of the time limited, 21st inst., no loss had occurred to vessels entered in the Club the past season: Simon WARR; Matthew ELLIOTT; John PURCHASE; George SNOW; William STARKE; Charles BRETT; Albert SPENCER; Joseph STUCKLESS; John DWYER, Jr.; George PORTER. R. D. HODGE.

Good News

Mr. James WINSOR received a telegram from Queenstown this forenoon acquainting him with the fate of the Schr. Mary, about which so much anxiety had been felt. The Mary, it will be remembered, left this port nearly five weeks ago with a cargoe of ""supplies"" for Exploits, Notre Dame Bay, but having failed to reach her destination after a reasonable time elapsed, it was feared she'd ""gone-down"" with all on board. It now appears the schooner was driven off by the strong westerly gales experienced all along the coast shortly after her departure; that she was reduced to a helpless wreck somewhere between this Island and the Irish coast, and that Captain BUTLER and his crew were rescued by a passing vessel and landed at Queenstown---St. John's Telegram.


During the past few weeks the dullness of our quiet little town has been somewhat changed by the fact that some of its residents have started out on the sea of matrimony. On the 28th ult., Mr. Titus LINFIELD (of the firm of HODDER & LINFIELD) was united in wedlock to Miss Mary Ann HODDER. The Ceremony was performed about five o'clock, p.m., in the South-side Methodist Church by the Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, where a goodly number assembled to witness the performance. After the knot had been tied the several sleighs which took them to the Church, conveyed the bridal party to the residence of Mr. LINFIELD, where arrangements in good style had been made for the occasion. Invitations were extended to a large number of friends, who were entertained at a tea-party in the course of the evening, and who participated heartily in the enjoyments of the auspicious event. The display of fire-arms in the early part of the evening seemed to be an index of the esteem in which the newly married pair were held, as well as the reception of a number of presents, and one in particular from the members of the Mutual Improvement Society of which both were members. [Note: The reference to firearms is a reference to the tradition of firing guns to celebrate a marriage. GW]


A similar event took place on New Year's Eve, when Mr. Edwin COLBOURNE led to the Altar in St. Peter's Church, Miss Ellen BLACKLER, the Ceremony being performed by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. They afterwards retired to Mr. COLBOURNE's residence where tea was prepared for the bridal guests. On the following Wednesday evening a number of young friends were entertained in honour of the occasion. Conspicuous on a table which contained a supply of fruit &c. was a beautifully ornamented cake, which had been procured from Messrs. J. & G. LASH, St. John's, who are well known for their art in making and adorning them in first-class style. May each of the married ones live to enjoy many years of prosperity and happiness.

Supreme Court News

In the Supreme Court, last week, Captain WELDON, of a Nova Scotian vessel, was found guilty of doing grevious bodily harm to a colored man, one of his crew, by firing at and wounding him, at the Bay of Islands. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour, and F. MORRIS, found guilty of arson, with intent to defraud an insurance company, and was sentenced to five months imprisonment with hard labour.---- St. John's Gazette.

More Court News

The commercial case of MONROE vs. FALLE which occupied the Supreme Court for six days, was closed yesterday afternoon, the jury returning a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount of goods supplied by him to Mr. PAYNE to August 13, 1880, the date at which he became aware that Mr. FALLE had withdrawn from the business carried on by Mr. PAYNE in Burin. The amount of the verdict is about 3352.----- Nfldr.23rd.

Body Found

Yesterday the body of a man named John BURKE, of Logy Bay, who was lost in a snow storm on Christmas Eve, was found in a vicinity of Bally Hally. The poor fellow was the sole supporter of a widowed mother.---- St. John's Times, January 4th.


LANNING---- At Exploits, Burnt Island, on the 23rd December, the wife Mr. William LANNING of a daughter.


YOUNG, CLARK---- On December 24th, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE R.D., Mr. Robert YOUNG of Tickle Point, to Miss Priscilla CLARK of Back Harbor.


SIMMS, PRICE---- On December 29th, by the same, Mr. Thomas SIMMS to Miss Martha Ann PRICE, both of Back Harbor.


POND, ANSTEY---- Same day, by the same, Mr. John POND of Farmer's Arm, to Miss Mary ANSTEY of Paradise.


YOUNG, GILLARD---- On Dec. 25th, by Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. Obadiah YOUNG of Twillingate, to Miss Bridget GILLARD of Bluff Head Cove.


MOORS, SPARSHATT---- On Dec. 26th, by the same, in Methodist Church, Little Harbor Mr. Paul MOORS to Miss Mariana SPARSHATT, teacher Methodist Day School Little Harbor.


WHITE, MITCHARD---- On Jan. 5th 1882 by same, Mr. John WHITE of Ragged Point, to Miss Elizabeth Jane MITCHARD of Twillingate.


JOE, WILLS---- At St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, B.B., on the 19th ultimo, by the Rev. Theodore R.NURSE, Mr. Sulie JOE, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry WILLS.


MILLEY---- At Exploits, on the 18th Dec., of measles, Mr. Francis MILLEY, aged 70 years, leaving a wife and family to mourn their loss.


DUDER---- At. St. John's, on 22nd December, after a brief illness, Arthur George, youngest son of the late Edwin DUDER, Esq., aged 22 years.


LINFIELD---- On the 31st ult., after a tedious illness with meek submission to the Divine will, Martha, daughter of Mr. Thomas LINFIELD, aged 27 years. ""Asleep in Jesus."" Words would fail to express the real vaule [value] of the deceased---- she being of a very amiable disposition, always ready to deny herself for the sake of others. Possessing as she naturally did a great degree of patience and having her hope of heaven firmly grounded upon the Rock of Ages, she endured her affliction to the end without a murmur, and when in the moments of her dissolution her last words were: ""Jesus precious Lamb."" The funeral took place on Wednesday last, the school children walking in procession before the corpse, she having for a long time being associated with the Sabbath School. A large congregation assembled in the church, where, in addition to the usual funeral services, a sermon, was preached by the pastor, Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, from the words; Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of this saints.---Ps.16


That valuable premises at LEADING TICKLES, consisting of-- SHOP, STORE, Stage, Dwelling House, and a large garden and meadow ground; also a large lot of Land not cleared. The above is situated close to the seaside, with deep waterage and plenty of room for building, and only about two miles from the Seal Bay mine. The property will be sold for the low price of 60; or hired for a term of 5 or 10 years at 10 per annum. For further particulars apply to PATRICK KENNEDY, Leading Tickles, Notre Dame Bay.


Jan. 14, 1882

LOSS OF THE S.S.""LION"" WITH ALL ON BOARD. (By telegraph to Little Bay)

The steamer Hercules called here early on Friday morning, from Little Bay Mines, via St. John's, bringing the sad intelligence of the loss of the steamer Lion and all on board, at the Grates on the night of Saturday last, for which particulars we have to thank an esteemed friend at Little Bay. The Lion left St. John's for Trinity on the night mentioned, whence she intended sailing for the seal fishery, and could not have been very long out before the catastrophy took place. The following is a list of passengers lost on her:---- Rev. Mr. FOSTER and wife; Mrs. J. CROSS; Miss NEWHOOK; Miss BAILEY; Miss WATKINS; Chas. POWERS; James GRANT and son; three brothers of the DOHERTY'S; Jno. JEANS; G. NANGLE; Edward JEANS and wife. To the sorrowing friends who have thus so unexpectedly been called on to suffer the loss of their loved ones, we tender our sympathy.

Shipping News

For the following interesting paragraphs, we have to thank a respected correspondent at Bett's Cove under date of the 5th inst:--- The long expected steamer Racilia of 1,170 tons register, Captain JAMES, arrived here on the last of the year last, the latest arrival from foreign to this shore on record. The Racilia left Glasgow on or about the middle of November, and on account of damage by storm, put back to Queenstown, from which port after repairing damages, she succeeded in getting here safely. She brings a large cargo of machinery for the use of the mines. New boiler, engines, coke, iron, steel, and general cargo. She is now loading with ore at Little Bay, the company working at her day and night to give her a quick dispatch, and it is expected she will be ready to leave in a few days. She takes 2,400 tons copper. The Racilia experienced very stormy weather in mid-ocean and steamed for St. John's. She lost some of her boats and one of the large ventilators was broken off close to her deck by a sea. Her cargo was also started and some other damages sustained. She is a noble ship and commanded by an energetic captain who was chief officer of the ship last voyage, the last master having had his arm broken on her passage back to Queenstown.

Shipping News

The steamer Merlin arrived here last week with a quantity of powder from the wreck of the M.[or H.] B. Jones, Capt. Wolfe, on her voyage from Halifax, and wrecked near Seldom-come-by.

Marine Weather

The weather here this season is exceedingly favorable for those ships expected. It has been moderate and mild, with smooth seas, such as has not been experienced for many years.


We are sorry to have to record the death of Mrs. Andrew ROBERTS which occurred on Wednesday last, after a brief illness of eight days. On the night of the 3rd inst., she was seized with a severe paralitic stroke, which entirely prostrated her, resulting in death, which she met with the greatest serenity, having her confidence firmly grounded on the Rock of Ages. We understand that Mrs. ROBERTS was always solicitous of aiding any undertaking on foot for the general good of the community. The friends of Temperance ever found her most willing to assist whenever the services of the ladies were needed in connection with their anniversaries or on other occasions; and out of respect to her memory, it was unanimously resolved at a meeting of the Division on Thursday evening last, that the members walk in procession at the funeral. For that purpose they are requested to meet in the Hall shortly after twelve on Monday next, as the funeral will take place about half-past one p.m. The deceased leaves a large familyto lament the loss of an affectionate person, in addition to a numerous circle of friends, who will long cherish her memory. We tender our sympathies to the bereaved.

Railway Surveying

The survey under the superintendance of Mr. TWINING has been energetically proceeding since last report. The weather prevailing during the week has been favourable to the work; and fifteen miles of the line to Riverhead towards Spread Eagle Peak are now located.----- Harbor Grace Standard.


Jan. 27, 1882
  Sealing News

During the past week several seals have been killed by persons who were guarding the lakes of water in the ice some distance off. These we believe are first that have captured in this way this season.

Sealing News

The schr. Ripple which reached here from St. John's just before the ice made, bound to Round Harbor whence she intended sailing for Seal fishery, was prevented from reaching her destination and will prosecute the enterprise from here instead.

Sealing News

A Tilt Cove corespondent informed us lately that the steamer Tiger, Capt. HUDSON, who will prosecute the sealing business from Round Harbor, will take his crew from that part of the bay.


SLADE, WHITE----On Jan. 15th, by Rev. R. TEMPLE R.D., Mr. James SLADE of Durrell's Arm, to Miss Lucy Ann WHITE of Frost Harbor, Twillingate.


MOORS, FIFIELD----On Jan the 17th in the Methodist Church South side, by Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. Jacob W. MOORS, eldest son of Mr. Joseph MOORS to Miss Mary Ann FIFIELD daughter of the late Mr. John FIFIELD of Twillingate.


DUDER----At St. John's, on the 13th inst., Mary Elizabeth, relict of the late Edwin DUDER, Esq., aged 54 years.


MANUEL----On the 9th inst. At the residence of Mr. Gladuey TAILOR, Water Street, St. John's, Mr. Walter William MANUEL, aged 35 years. The deceased was son of Mr. James MANUEL of Twillingate. He resided at Griquet, French Shore, for the past few years, and being in delicate state of health for some months, he removed to St. John's in the Fall, in order to receive medical treatment. He leaves a wife and two children.


READDY----On Dec 14th, at Tilt Cove, the wife of Mr. James READDY, of a son.


ROBERTS, YOUNG----On January 11th, by Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. Edward ROBERTS, of Bluff Head Cove, to Miss Agnes YOUNG, Twillingate.


ROBERTS----On January 11th, after a short illness, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Capt. Andrew ROBERTS, aged 48 years, leaving a large family to mourn their loss. She died in sure and certain hope of a general resurrection. Funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at half-past one.


Feb. 10, 1882
  Church News

The Rev. H.C.H. JOHNSON of Exploits, has been spending a few days here lately. Last Sunday he preached in St. Andrew's Church at 11 o'clock, and in St. Peter's at 6:30 p.m. In the latter place he took his text from Jos. 1:5, favoring the congregation with a profitable and instructive discourse.

Church News

The Rev. PINCOCK of Moreton's Harbor was also in town the past week, having come with the expectation of attending the annual Methodist Missionary meeting, which would have taken place last Wednesday evening, but for the previous snowfalls that caused very bad travelling. It was therefore postponed until next week, or even later should the weather not be suitable.

Schooner on the ice

A large crew of volunteers was engaged at times this past week in endeavoring to get the Ja G. Jones upon the ice in order to make repairs; and after two or three attempts on various days, they succeeded in accomplishing their object on Thursday. This schooner belongs to Mr. Thos. AVERY and was purchased by him last summer on what used to be termed the French Shore. Fortunately, however, it is to be no longer known by that name. The craft is about 25 tons, built of good oak, and not being very old, will, when put in good order, be suitable for trading purposes, for which we think this owner intends her.

Snow Storm

Early on the morning of the 28th ult., a severe snow storm, with violent wind was experienced in those parts, causing damage to property in some places. In the Arm two or three frames of houses in course of creating, were blown down. The new St. Andrew's Church in course of completion was also slightly shaken. We are glad to know however, that the injury is not of so serious a character, as was at first anticipated, and that a little extra outlay will put the building in its former condition.

Launch of Building

On Friday last, a building owned by Mr. James HODDER, and formerly situated on his premises on the side of the hill, just apass the bridge, was hauled near the water-side, close to the bridge, and when put in proper repair, will make a capital business stand. A large number of volunteers assisted in the launch, which was superintended by Mr. James FIFIELD, who has undertaken and successfully carried through other similar projects in the past.

Orange Festival

The Orange Annual Festival will be held (weather permitting) on Wednesday next. Arrangements are being made for a good program for the occasion.

Few Seals Taken

A few seals have been killed by means of ""swatching"", (a term used by sealers when patiently waiting for a shot by a lake of water), within the past week or so. On Candlemas Day the Messrs. YOUNG's secured two or three, and yesterday, several old bedlamers were captured by Crow Head sealers about four miles off from Long Point.

Firing Guns

It will be seen by reference to our advertising columns that the Stipendiary Magistrate has given caution against the unnecessary discharging of fire arms, as a prevention to any serious accident that might accrue by a persistency in such a dangerous practice. We presume that the motive for this timely warning was prompted by the fact that a case was before his Worship a short time ago, the cause of the complaint being that the plaintiff's horse had taken fright by the firing of guns while passing the public streets. This custom seems to be most common of marriage celebrations. It has been suggested that if persons are anxious to manifest esteem for their newly married friends, could it not be done in a more tangible way by presenting them with a valuable present, which the cost of the powder so used would be likely to procure. We would recommend such a plan.

Rambling from Random (1)

[ The following is from Random Sound, Trinity Bay.] We have to thank a ""Rambler,"" under date of Jan 13th, for the subjoined paragraphs of interest:-- Dear Sir--- The winter has been very eager in its work around these regions, but not more eager than the many families are who have come here for a winter's work. The chief hope is ""Railway Sleepers"" and the natives, true to their instincts, are getting them out of the woods for a mere trifle, while others realize the profits. Christmas passed off joyously. At Northern Bight the school children had a Christmas Tree which all enjoyed (not the tree, but the things on it) and the tea provided for them. In Shoal Harbor the Rev. [can't read] LEWIS delivered a lecture on ""Before and After."" The topics discussed concerned the ""before and after"" of marriage--- love, courtship, getting married, home life, thrift, cleanliness, godliness, and true success. The lecture was both instructive and amusing.

Rambling from Random (2)

At Northern Bight there was much excitement the other day. The Methodist people went like a mighty army to wage war upon the trees of the forest; result--- an excellent frame form parsonage. The very same day the Shoal Harbor Methodist commenced a war which lasted three days; results--- splendid lumber for their new church. Special services were held in Northern Bight and Shoal Harbor at the beginning of the New Year with cheering results. There is much forecasting as to where the Railway will come out in these arms. The postal authorities are determined we shall not have any notification in either getting or sending letters and newspapers. It is shameful the way things are managed. The telegraph wires pass right along here and though 40 miles from Trinity, we cannot get a station in any part of Random. Perhaps we will when the Government fellows are looking for votes.


PARSONS----At Jenkin's Cove on the 3rd inst., after a protracted illness, with calm submission to the will of God, William, son of Thomas PARSONS, aged 27 years. His remains were interred in the Hart's Cove Cemetery, South Side on Wednesday last, the St. Peter's Lodge, S.U.F. of which he was a member walking in procession at the funeral. A large congregation was in attendance at St. Andrew's Church where, besides the funeral ceremony, a short and impressive discourse was given by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., from the words: The brother shall rise again--- John 2: 23. The speaker administered to the Spiritual comforts of the deceased up to the last and was therefore able to refer encouragingly of his departure to the better land, and of his hopes of a joyful insurrection at the last day.


DEADY----At Joe Batt's Arm, on January 29th, Thomas Joseph, only son of Thomas and Susannah DEADY, aged 2 years and 5 months.


Any person firing any Gun, Pistol or other Fire-arms in any City, Town, or Settlement in this Island for the purpose of creating a noise or disturbance, or without some necessity or reasonable excuse for so doing, shall for every such offence pay a penalty not exceeding Twenty Dollars. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate. Twillingate, Jan 19th, 1882.

Indian Islands

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Feb. 24, 1882
  Missionary Meetings

The Missionary meetings will be held at Tizzard's Harbor on Monday evening next, and at Moreton's Harbor on the following evening, (weather permitting) and will be addressed by the Revs. T.W. ATKINSON, J. PARKINS, P. PINCOCK and others.

Local & General

SEALS --- A good many seals have been killed with guns the past week, and on the whole indications have been favorable. Two or three days sealers were fairly successful,---- Some crews of four and five killing seven or eight. The nearest distance at which any were found was about three miles from land. Those captured were mostly bedlamers.

Annual Festivals

The Loyal Orange Lodges held their annual Festival on the 15 inst., which was a decided success in every particular, an account of which will be found in another column. The ""North Star"" Division of the Sons of Temperance had theirs on Tuesday last, a report of which may be looked for in next paper, as space will not admit us appearing in this week.

Disastrous Fire (Part 1)

FIRE AT FORTUNE HARBOR ---- A correspondent from there, informs us of disastrous fire which took place in their harbor about 4 o'clock on the morning of the 3rd inst. It originated accidentally in the dwelling house of John and Thomas LUNNEN, totally destroying the whole building, and every article of furniture and clothing therein, the inmates barely escaping with their lives. Our correspondent says ""that both John and Thomas were fearfully burned in endeavoring to save the former's wife and children, which they succeeded in doing after great difficulty. There were six men in the house and all of them had to jump out of bed and rush through fire and smoke to save their lives, the house being on fire both above and below before any of them awoke. The all say that in less than five minutes every soul in the house would have been suffocated. The escape of so many persons was really miraculous. Some of them had scarcely a hair on their head, all was burned off rushing through the flames.

Disastrous Fire (Part 2)

Dr. FLYNN who was boarding at the same house, also lost everything belonging to him."" He also remarks that it is a deplorable spectacle to see such a large family at this season of the year without an article of clothing. Their sad condition is certainly one that demands immediate commiseration from the public, and we would appeal to the generous hearted of this and the neighboring communities on their behalf; as I sincerely hope that the sufferings of the unfortunate family, so suddenly brought about by the devouring element, may to some extent be alleviated by our people. It is seldom that the like happens; but when it does, and the unfortunate sufferers are deprived of home and every vestige of apparel, (as was the case in this instance) the sympathy of all should be extended. Let us picture their lamentable situation at this cold season of the year, and may tangible evidence of a Christian and friendly feeling be generously manifested towards the distressed ones.

Bad Treatment (Part 1)

BAD TREATMENT TO ONE OF OUR CRAFT IN BAY-DE-VERDE ---- It is only within the last few days that we were apprised of the shameful acts, perpetrated nearly three months since by residents of Bay-de-Verde on one of our craft, while returning from St. John's. The Rosanna, Nicholas PENNEY, master, of Seldom - Come - By, left St. John's on a Thursday in November previous to the heavy gales that were experienced about that time. When about half way across Conception Bay she was overtaken by a snow storm, and ran for Bay de Verde bight. Being unacquainted locally, and wishing to secure safe anchorage, the master made a signal of distress, and sent a boat ashore for assistance to direct him to a good holding ground and to render aid in putting the schooner in a good position for riding out the storm which was raging fiercely at the time. Two belonging to the place went on board but being in state of intoxication, they could not afford the necessary help.

Bad Treatment (Part 1)

The master then called on others, but the next who responded to the request were just as bad, if not worse, than the first. However, with his own crew, the master managed to secure the craft, but while he was busily engaged in doing so, the parties who had been on board took from the craft a reefer jacket belonging to the master, a spare compass which was in the cabin, a can of paint and a flask of powder, and it was not until after they had left the place that they discovered these things had been stolen. To take such a thing as a compass out of a craft, at a time like that was an act of downright villainy and if the parties could be ferreted out they should be severely punished; and it is to be hoped that they may yet be brought to justice. It was just a short time afterwards while going from Catalina to Greenspond that they were near being in bad predicament by having only one compass on board. When near Gooseberry Rock and about to shape course for harbor, the jibing of the mainsail caused the compass they were steering by to fall about the deck, breaking the binnacle in pieces, but fortunately, however, the instrument sustained no serious injury. If it had, the removal of the spare one might have resulted disastrously.

Schooner Stranded

On Saturday the 14th ult., the schooner, Sisters, belonging to James PEARCE, drove from her moorings in Rousell's Cove, New Bay, and got stranded on Cottle's Cove Point, where she remained until Monday morning, when all the neighbors of New Bay and Fortune Harbor rendered assistance, and after four days succeeded in getting her to a place of safety. I understand that she is pretty much injured. Rudder and sternpost gone, about 30 feet of keel and a couple of streaks of plank. I heard also that the greater part of his Labrador salt was lost.

St. Andrew's Lodge

S.U.F., ROUND HARBOR----Through some oversight on our part, the following item received from an esteemed correspondent some time ago did not appear earlier: --- On Wednesday evening, Dec. 28th, an emergency meeting of St. Andrew's Lodge, S.U.F., was held at Round Harbor for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, when the following were installed in their respective offices, viz.: --- James CHARD, Worthy Master. Thomas RYAN, Chief Officer. Wm. COLLINS, 2nd. do. Absalom BOLL, Quarter master. Wm. FUDGE, Look-out. James SMITH, Secretary. Charlie COOMBS, Purser. C.S. ROWLAND, Chaplain. Notwithstanding the difficulties which St. Andrew's Lodge has had to contend with, it is in good working order, and the brethren seem indefatigable in carrying on their good work of relieving the sick and suffering, the widow and orphan. That God may grant them much success in their undertakings and stir up others to follow their good example, is the prayer of A VISITOR.


The Rev's. J. PARKINS of Exploits, and J. PINCOCK of Moreton's Harbor, came here on Wednesday last to attend the annual Missionary meeting, which took place on the following evening, and was largely attended. They will also preach in the two churches on Sunday next, morning and evening, alternately.

Mackerel Fleet

HIGH LINE OF THE MACKEREL FLEET.---- Sch. Edward E. Webster, Cap. Solomon JACOBS, is high line of the mackerel fleet, having landed 4500 bbls. mackerel this season, 2900 bbls. fresh and 1600 bbls. salt, making a net stock of $24,270. Her gross stock was $26,570. This is the largest stock ever made in the mackerel fishery. Last year the Webster led the New England fleet with a stock of $19,745.76 gross, her catch being 3900 bbls.----2600 salt and 1300 fresh----Cape Ann Advertiser, Dec. 2.

Local Captain

The Captain JACOBS referred to, who has been so successful among the mackerel fleet, is a native of Twillingate, and connected by family ties to Mrs. Titus LINFIELD. He left here some years ago, and like most Newfoundlanders who make a residence in Foreign lands, he has made his mark in the avocation pursued, being pronounced by the above journal (printed in the place where the fishery is prosecuted) as ""having had the largest stock ever made in the mackerel fishery."" We wish him still further prosperity in future.


BRIEN. CANTWELL, ---- At St. John's, on the 5th. Jan. at the residence of the bride's uncle, by the Rev. J. SCOTT, Mr. J.J. BRIEN, to Ellen, daughter of the late Mr. James CANTWELL, both of that city.


STARES, MARSHALL, ---- At Saint Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, on the 26th ultimo by the Rev. Theodore R. NURSE, Mr. Henry G. STARES, to Triphenia, eldest daughter of Mr. Caleb MARSHALL.


LOCKE, BARNES, ---- At Boot Harbor, Halls Bay, on Dec 21st, 1881 by Rev. J. LISTER, Mr. James LOCKE of Little Bay Islands, to Miss Louisa BARNES of Boot Harbor.

From Change Islands

Jan. 9, 1992 --- To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Sir,----Will you kindly give place to the following? On the evening of the 4th, the members of Victoria Lodge, No. 19, S.U.F. assembled in their Lodge Room for the purpose of electing officers for the present year, when the undermentioned brethren were elected: - Worthy Master, Bro. A. PIKE jr., re-elected. Chief Officer, "" H. HAWKINS, elected. 2nd do. Fred PIKE, elected. Secretary, "" J. DOWELL, re-elected. Chaplain, "" A.J. GINN, elected. Purser, "" S. SAUNDERS, re-elected. Quarter Master, "" W. WATERMAN, re-elected. Look-Out, "" J. HAWKINS, elected. Relief Committee--- Bros. John JEANS, Henry PORTER, William PORTER, David HOFF, Eli HOFF, Henry GATEHOUSE. After the above business had been gone through, the Secretary was asked to give a statement of the past year's expenditure, and to the delight of all present, it was stated that the Lodge is now in credit of 120, most of which is deposited at 3 per cent. Yours &c., A FISHERMAN

From Seal Bay

Jan. 30th, 1882, --- To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir,---Can you inform me why the mail couriers do not bring the mail to this place? I am not certain whether there is a way office here or not, but I know there is always a mail made up at the General Post Office, selected and addressed Seal Bay, also during the summer months the steamer calls here and mails are received and delivered regularly. But now the couriers call at the Way Office Leading Tickles, and throw down our mail bag leaving it to be sent by any opportunity that may occur, thus giving us no chance of corresponding with the Northward; neither should we have received the mail at all but for the kindness of Mr. ALCOCK who sent it to us at his own expense. Even now we have to walk about 6 miles to post our letters, with only a chance of catching the couriers. Always being able to post our letters here at the office, these things seem very unsatisfactory to us, and if such a place as this containing about 400 inhabitants, that has always had the privilege of receiving regular mails, is to be so inconvenienced by neglect of couriers, I hope the Government officials will see into the matter and cause them to do their duty, or else the next thing we shall expect to hear is that our mail bag has been picked up somewhere between Leading Tickles and Seal Cove. I remain yours truly, Pro Bono Publico.

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Contributed by George White (2002)
Transcribed by Jack Montgomery

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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