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Twillingate Sun
September - October

September 1, 1882

The schr. Ellie, Moses LEDREW, master, of British Harbor, Trinity Bay, put into port today on her way home from the French Shore, having about 150 qtls. of fish for five men. Another small craft called the Dove, Matthias FRENCH master, belonging to Scilly Cove, Trinity Bay, also put in same time with 100 qtls (second trip). They left Packet yesterday morning. The weather there of late has been very stormy with heavy sea running. Both fish and bait were very slack before leaving . Because of the scarcity of the latter, fishermen were prevented from frequenting the fishing grounds for some time past.


We have much pleasure in inserting Dr. SCOTT's communication, contradicting the erroneous rumors that are afloat. During the short time he was resided among us we believe that he has made many warm personal friends, as well as proved himself an experienced and successful practioner, and trust that as Doctor SCOTT intends to reside permanently in this community, his success may eventually exceed his most sanguine expectations. - Sun of Friday last.

Army Worm at Fortune Bay

A correspondent from that place to the St. John's Evening Telegram under date of the 22nd ult. Says: - I believe what is called the ""army worm"" made its appearance here about a fortnight ago, after a rain-storm accompanied by thunder and lightning. None were observed before. Since then thousands and tens of thousands have found their way to the grass-fields, and have destroyed one-half at least of the hay-crop. Many persons have suffered so much that they expect it will be necessary for them to kill some of their cattle, in order to save the remainder during the winter, as they will not have hay enough to feed them. Twenty years ago the ""army worm"" visited this neighborhood and made great havoc.

Whale Fishery

We understand that Messrs. Walter Grieve & Co., are in receipt of a telegram from Dundee stating that the whaling steamer Polino has arrived there from Davis Straits well fished, and that she reports the S.S. Wolf with sixty tons. The average catch of the fleet, it seems, is estimated by the Captain of the Polino at something like sixty tons. - Ibid, 26.

Fatal Accident

Yesterday afternoon a deplorable boat accident occurrred off Quidi Vidi harbour, resulting in the death by drowning of a boy thirteen years of age, name Thomas Carlton, a son of Staff Commander G. ROBINSON, R.N. It appears that four boys - three of them sons of MR. ROBINSON, and the fourth a son of the Rev. A.C.F. WOOD - had gone outside the Narrows in a boat, intending to go for a sail as far as Quidi Vidi. The day was beautifully fine, and the wind off shore, so that danger was undreamed of. When near Quidi Vidi, they found there was a considerable swell, and the boat shipped a sea, the ballast rolled out, and she capized. Three of the boys clung to the boat as she floated bottom up, but the fourth was unable to do so. One of his brothers then bravely tried to save him by swimming with him ashore, but found on trial that he could not do so. The poor boy then became exhaused and sank to rise no more. His brother regained his hold on the boat, and the three were soon after rescued by the crew of a fishing boat. It is needless to say that the deepest sympathy is felt for the afflicted family and that sad event has cast a gloom over the wide circle of Captain ROBINSON's relatives and friends. The youth whose life was thus cut short was a most promising, amiable boy, and had just returned from England where he had been at school. It appears the boys were half an hour in the water before help arrived. The fishermen whose boat rescued them is named DUNN. The body of the drowned boy has not yet been recovered. Mercury, August 19th.

Death in Lock-up

A poor fellow named John MURPHY, a laborer on Messers. Baine, Johnstone & Co.'s wharf, was found dead last night at ten o'clock, in a cell of the lock-up, by the night official in charge. He had been taken to the station for safe-keeping, the man being in a state of helpless intoxication, by Constable MCBAY, who was assisted by three or four citizens in the duty. He was lifted by three policemen from the large outside apartment into a cell, and left there for a little time, at the end of which the attending constable brought a wooden rest, and placed it under the man's head; the latter being then stretched on the floor of the cell, asleep and snoring quite loudly. There were two other prisonsers with him. He was visited four or five times from the hour he was brought in - six p.m. - till the time of his decease - ten p.m., by Constable DALTON, who when first taking him in charge, loosened the hapless man's cravat and did other necessary services. Poor MURPHY's sister came to the lock-up about ten o'clock, to inquire about her brother, and DALTON entering the cell and laying his hand on the prostrate man's forehead, found it cold and moist. There was no more heavy breathing - the poor fellow's spirit had departed. One of the occupants of the same cell, on being questioned, said that they heard nothing to indicate that the man was near his last end, but that about a quarter of an hour before the attending Constable entered for the last time, the departed man had ceased breathing heavily. Dr. SHEN was sent for, but too late - all hope was over. - St. John's Mercury.


For Sale Cheap at Point Limington Saw Mills 250,000 feet refuse and No. 3, pine lumber, also pailings and clapboards and all other lumber suitable for building purposes. All of which will be sold cheap for cash. Parties about to build can save money by ordering or sending direct to the mill in good time. Apply to J.W. PHILLIPS, Point Limington, West Arm, New Bay.


Cash freights - Owners of Large Schooners wishing to get lumber freights for St. John's and other Southern Ports, can obtain same by making satisfactory arrangements in good time. Apply to J.W. PHILLIPS, Point Limington Saw Mills, West Arm, New Bay.


Wanted 40,000 Saw Logs. Will make contracts with parties for forty thousand pine and spruce saw logs. To be delivered in booms at Salt Water, Point Limington Saw Mills, New Bay on or before the first of June next, 1883 for which I will pay cash on delivery, and also make cash advances on the same. WIll take all logs that can be delivered this season. Apply to J.W. PHILLIPS, Point Limington, Notre Dame Bay.


At King's Cove, on the 24th ult., the wife of Mr. J.G. HART, of a son.

Fatal Accident

An accident resulting in the death of a poor fellow named James CONNORS, occurred off the wharf of Messrs. Edward Smith & Co. about 4 o'clock this afternoon. It seems that while three men belonging to the schr. Three Brothers were engaged putting out a kedge anchor, their boat capsized and all hands were thrown into the water. Two of them were rescued, but the third almost immediately sunk. His body had not been recovered up to the time of going to press. The deceased was about 40 years of age, and had only joined the vessel a few days since. He leaves a wife and two young children. - Ibid, Aug 21st.

Mineral Prospecting

Never at any period have we known so general a desire amongst our people for mineral exploration as at the present time. No matter in what direction of the metropolis you may turn, one will be sure to meet some venturous or lucky explorer supplied with some highly interesting, and in not a few instances, valuable specimens of copper or other of the metropolis tan or extern districts of the colony. - St. John's Advocate.

Capture of a Seal

A short time since, while Mr. Thomas CODY of Riverhead was at work in his coppershop, a lad ran in and told him there was a seal up in the bottom. Mr. CODY quickly procured a gun, and hastened to the spot indicated by the lad. After a second shot the seal was laid low. When landed it was found to be one of the square flipper species, and weighted 150 lbs. The owner brought the ""pelt"" to town, and we believe, contained twenty shillings for it. - Harbor Grace Standard.


Suddenly at Spaniard's Bay, Conception Bay, on the 22nd ult. Mr. W. H. EARLE, School Teacher, &c., aged 63 years.


At St. John's, on the 16th ult, Louisa youngest child of Smith MCKAY, Esq.


At Montreal, on the 29th July, Charles, fourth son of the late Judge SIMMS, of Nfld.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate entered - Aug 29 - Village Belle, BRADDON, Bristol, general cargo, 22 days - Owen & Earle

Loss of Craft

A small schr. named the Eagle, belonging to Mr. Samuel HENDER, Wild Cove, was lost at the Grey Islands, early last week. She had between 50 and 60 brls of fish at the time. The crew arrived on Tuesday, being brought here by a fishing craft going South.


Two small craft returned from Labrador on Wednesday evening, one belonging to Mr. G. GILLETT, of the Arm, and the other to Mr. WHITE, Ragged Point. Both have done fairly well.


R.P. RICE, Esq., J.P., returned from St. John's by last Plover. As we said last week, Mr. Rice intends offering again as one of the local candidates at the ensuring elections. It is said that there will be others residing in the Bay, as well as a trio from St. John's.


The mails per steamer Plover will close on Monday evening at 6 o'clock.


The coastal steamer Plover arrived here early on Thursday morning We learn that there has been very little improvement in the fishery at the ports of call coming. Subjoined is the list of passengers: - For Trinity - Miss HAYNES, Mr. SCHROSTER, Catalina - Miss GALBRIEL; King's Cove - Rev. T. NURSE, Miss NURSE, Miss BURDEN, Miss EVELETT. Fogo - Mr. ROLLS and Mrs. MILLER. Twillingate - Mr. RICE, Mrs. GILLINGHAM, Mrs. CHURCHILL, Exploits - Mr. PHILLIPS, Mr. BALFOUR, Little Bay Islands - Miss LAMB, Little Bay - MIss REDDEM, Mrs. GILFOY and children. Ben's Cove - Miss FURNEAUX, Tilt Cove - Mr. WEBBER. From Twillingate to Exploits - Mr. MANUEL, Dr. SCOTT, For TIlt Cove - Mrs. WRETT and two children.


A trinity Bay correspondent writes: - The political field is somewhat moving. Messrs. WHITEWAY, WATSON and Robert BOND are the men spoken of, and have every chance of success. He also informs us that Mr. R. PENNY of Heart's Content and Mr. Levi MARCH of St. John's are thinking of offering for that district; but it is thought that their chance are few. A correspondent thinks that Mr. N. BADCOCK ( a resident) is the man for Carbonear, but up to the time his letter was dated things were not settled. Messrs. ROGERSON and KNIGHT are candidates for Bay-de-Verd district, and it is said that there will be a sharp contest.

Dog Attack

A little boy about six years old, under the guardianship of Mr. Henry ______ on his way to school yesterday morning, was knocked down and severely bitten by a dog. It happened opposite the residence of Dr. STIRLING, and the Misses STIRLINGS, seeing his dangerous predicament, speedily ran to his rescue. He was taken to their house where he received proper treatment from the skillful hands of the doctor. Had it not been for the timely assistance rendered, the attack on the little fellow, by the ferocious animal, might have been fatal. The dog was shot soon afterwards.

Trinity Bay News

We are indebted to a Trinity Bay correspondent for the following items: The fishery on this shore has improved very much this past fortnight. In fact things look very well for a good winter; also, on some parts of the North Side of the Bay the fishery has been good, but in Trinity proper things are very bad. The railway surveyors are doing good work in the Random section. I hear also that Mr. MUNN of Harbor Grace is going to develop the slate quarries on a larger scale than formerly.


September 8, 1882

The schooner Minnie Tobin, Capt. Johathan BURT, belonging to J.B. TOBIN, Esq, J.P., arrived on Thursday morning from Annatuck Islands, (twelve miles from Cape Mugford) with about 600 qtls fish. She brings cheering news for many of our Twillingate houses, differing very agreeably from the reports received by each return of the Plover. Capt. BURT says that nearly all the Twillingate vessels were at Cape MUGFORD and in that neighborhood, and so far as he could judge were doing fairly well; he thinks our people will do quite as well as last year. The schooner Porcupine , Capts. James YOUNG, arrived from Labrador today with over 600 qtls. fish. Two or three others have also returned with good trips.


The coastal steamer Plover arrived back from Battle Harbor on Monday night en route for St. John's. The following is a list of passengers: From Chimney Tickle - Mr. CARSON, Battle Harbor - Mr. PIKE, Mrs. Blake, St. Anthony - Captain MCVICARS, Bett's Cove - Mrs. KEEFE and family, Mr. MCCRAY and Master LIND. Nippers Harbor - Mrs. GILLMAN, Little Bay - Mr. PHILLIPS, Mr. FAIR, Mr. MCKAY and two sons, Capt. PILL, 30 in steerage, From Bett's Cove to Harbor Grace - Mr. SQUARRY. From Twillingate to St. John's - Masters OSMOND and RIDOUT, For Trinity - Dr. MCGREGOR. From Little Bay for Twillingate - Dr. STAFFORD, Mr. BLANDFORD, J.P., Mr. BENSON, Miss RIDOUT and several others.


The schooner Nil Desperandum, Capt. Wm. LANNING arrived here with a cargo of dry fish for Mr. HERBERT, Nipper's Harbor on Thursday morning. Early in July, during an interval in a trading trip, she went to Shoe Cove in search of green fish, and returned in a month with 108 qtls. for five men, which they secured with trap.

School News

School treat at Tizzard's Harbor - An enjoyable afternoon was spent by the Methodist Sunday School children of Tizzard's Harbor on Tuesday last, the day selected for the holding of their annual festival, at which we had the pleasure of being present. The preparations for the event were well made by the parents and friends of the scholars. More than an ample supply of eatables was provided in a creditable manner for the children and visitors. Enjoyment reigned supreme during the evening, in which young and old alike shared. It was continued until daylight disappeared from the sky, when the happy gathering dispersed for their homes. The circuit minister, Rev. J. PINCOCK, under whose judicious management arrangements were devised, was present, as well as Mrs. PINCOCK, and a few other visitors from Morton's Harbor, also the Rev. J. EMBREE, C.B.D., and Mr. C.D.D. MAYNE of Twillingate.


The steamer Hiram Perry belonging to Mining Co., came here from Little Bay on Wednesday evening and returned the following morning, having several passengers both ways.


W. WATERMAN, Esq., and son took passage in the steamer Hiram Perry on Thursday morning, for Little Bay. Mr. WATERMAN Sr. intends to leave there for England in a steamer about to sail with a cargo of copper. We wish him a speedy and pleasant voyage across the Atlantic.


September 16, 1882
  Notes from Trinity Bay

Mr. Editor - We are on the eve of a sharp contest, the candidates are nearlly fixed, WHITEWAY, WATSON and BOND are the Government crowd. Stephen R. MARCH is coming but as the Methodist candidate, though BOND claims that privilege, but they seem to say that BOND has not a good Methodist ""ring"" about him. Who are the ""they""? Why Mr. MARCH's friends of course. I would not presume to tell their number, not because they are too many but like the stubborn boy I would say , "" I don't know."". Well I am glad there is to be a contest, because we shall see how matters stand. People maintain that the Government has not a shadow of a chance, other people say that there is every chance. We shall see. We get the visits of those Kilkenny cats from St. John's, The Mercury and the Telegram, and can't they scratch each other. But they are paid for it, and when a man is paid for doing a thing he ought to do it. But I must not drift too far from Trinity Bay. So I will go to Random where the fishery has been very poor. I am told that the Government has a pretty good hold there - though Trinity is not so sound. But there, what is the use of surmising when so many wise differ. The fishery at Scilly Cove and New Perlican is pretty fair. Old Perlican and Hant's Harbor are poor. Heart's Content is improving; up the Bay is very poorly fished. There will be hard times next winter as many of the Northern craft will come home with poor trips on North and South sides of the Bay. We hear that the Railway will be commenced at the head of the Bay this fall. I supposed when the train runs we shall not have the grumbles we have about the mails. Any way the mailing arrangements on the North Side of the Bay is bad, very bad; on the South Side it is not much better I am told, and then as to Roads, Bah: not worth talking about. More and better next time from Jack-in-the- box.


The steamer Leopard arrived here on Tuesday last with Judge and suite on circuit, whose names are mentioned in another part of the paper. Besides those however, we note the arrival by same steamer from the Capital, of R. SCOTT, Esq. of Fogo, whom we were glad to see with us for a few days. Miss LETHBRIDGE, daughter of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P. who has been in England for several years also arrived same time.


We welcome the arrival per Plover from St. John's of J.W. OWEN, Esq., who was on a visit to England and who arrived in St. John's by the last Allan steamer.

School News

The Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., Superintendent of Church of England schools has been lately visiting the schools in this locality, and left for Fogo per Leopard.

Methodist Church

The Rev. F.R. DUFFILL (Methodist) who was appointed as second minister for Twillingate, came by last steamer. He arrived from England several weeks since and was supplying St. John's in the absence of the superintendent minister, Rev. W.W. PERCIVAL, who was one of the delegates to the General Conference held at Hamilton, Ontario. During Mr. DUFFILL's short stay in the Metropolis, we learn that he made many warm friends, his ministry proving most acceptable to the Methodist congregations of that city. We welcome him here, and trust that his labors in the Master's service my be rewarded with spiritual prosperity.


The Rev. Mr. RIDER after spending a month in Twillingate, took passage by last Plover for his appointed circuit, St. Anthony. His efforts here were none the less appreciated by the Methodist congregations. May success attend his ministerial work on that desolate part of the coast.

Arrivals from Labrador

It is pleasing to be able to chronicle the arrivals of many of our craft from Labrador within the past week. In most instances they have come back with good fares, and it is a cause for much thankfulness to a kind Providence, that so many of our people have thus been prospered and permitted to return somewhat enriched with the treasures of the deep. The following are some of the arrivals: - Fawn, Albert SPENCER (540), Kangeroo; J. MOORS (590); Somerset, J. STUCKLESS (500); Rovers Bride, J. RIDOUT (500); Jewel, A. KNIGHT, (500); Village Belle, S. RIDOUT (fair); Betsy Purchase, J. PURCHASE (500); Guerilla, John ANSTEY (550); Queen of the North, W. WATERMAN (600); Wild Rover, J. ROBERTS (550); Sullian, Josiah CLARKE (450); Turtle, Thos. HICKS (400); L.P. Pond, Josiah POND (300)

Loss of Schooner

The schooner Minnie, J. TUFFIN, master, belonging to Joseph STRONG, Esq., Little Bay Island, was lost on Shoe Cove Point, while beating out of that harbor on the 7th inst. We understand that the Minnie left Little Bay Island for White Bay on a fishing trip, with the intention of touching into intermediate harbors in quest of fish, and in leaving the above named place, she became a total wreck by mistaying and drifting on the Point going out the Harbor. The Minnie was a fine schooner, 58 tons, and was classed as No. 1 in Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club in which she was insured.

Railway Progress

Railway operations are now completed as far as Holyrood, Conception Bay and Thursday, for the first time, the Railway was to connect with the Lady Glover at that juncture, instead of going to Portugal Cove, as has been the regular route between St. John's and Harbor Grace, and other towns in that Bay, since the first means of travel were introduced. By taking the rail in St. John's, we understand that travelers can get through ticket to Harbor Grace or Carbonear for 2 dollars, besides the probability or arriving at their destination somewhat earlier. It affords us pleasure to note this advancement in the traveling facilities of the colony, and hope that the time is not very far distant when similar advantages will be enjoyed in other parts of the province.


The schooner Torpedo owned by M. OSMOND, Esq., J.P., Morton's Harbor, left there on the 7th inst. For White Bay, on a second trading venture to that shore for this season. The supintendent Methodist minister of Twillingate circuit, Rev. J. EMBREE, took passage by her, intending, so far as practicable to visit the Methodist portion of the population in the scattered coves and hamlets of that extensive bay.

Death at Labrador

We are sorry to announce, the death of a promising young man, Mark LINFIELD, youngest son of Mr. George LINFIELD of this place, which sad event happened on board the schooner Loyalty in Hopedale, Labrador, on the 30th July. He left home apparently in robust health on the 4th of the same month, about two weeks after he was taken ill, which led to inflamation. The craft being down the coast at the time, the master deemed it expedient to run back to Hopedale, or near by, where a missionary, who has been in the habit of treating for sickness was then residing, but as he had no medicines that would answer the complaint of the sufferer, death speedily ensued. Here we might allude to the great necessity there is for a medical practitioner to be sent on the Labrador coast during the fishing season, a subject that was before spoken of, and one that we shall again give attention to in future publications. The remains of the above deceased were preserved in salt and conveyed home to the sorrowing relatives in the Loyalty which arrived here last night.

Arrival of Coastal Steamer

The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. S. BLANDFORD with mails and passengers, came at two o'clock on Thursday, the stormy weather preventing her arrival sooner. So far this season the Plover has been very punctual, under the command of her able and experienced captain. Passengers - For old Perlican - Mr. J. WILCOX, Mr. WELSHER, Miss MORRIS. For Trinity - Messrs. P. LONG, R. ASH and BREMMER. For King's Cove - Mr. J. HANTLEY. For Greenspond - Rev. Mr. TRATT, Dr. SKELTOON, Mr. J. LASH and Mrs. LASH. For Catalina - Rev. J. NETTEN and son, Miss CRAGG. For Bonavista - Mr. ASH, Mr. J. FISHER, Miss KEOUGH. For Fogo - Mrs. HILL and child. For Twillingate - Rev. Mr. DUFFIL, Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. BYRN. For Exploits - Messrs. FAIR, HORWOOD and MILLEY. For Little Bay - Mr. Wm. ROSS. For Bett's Cove - Mrs. SHALLOW. For Salmon River - Rev. Mr. ROGERS and Miss CURREY. From King's Cove to Twillingate - Mrs. NURSE and Miss NURSE. From Twillingate to Little Bay Island - Mr. James STRONG. For Little Bay - Messrs. BENSON, THORPE, Miss RIDOUT and others.

Notes from Kings Cove

We have to thank an esteemed correspondent from King's Cove, under date of the 12th inst., for the following interesting items; also for that day's foreign dispatch as received there by telegraph after the mail, left St. John's: - The first cargo of codfish shipped from Bonavista left yesterday in the schooner Flying Fish. The heavy shipments will be later on. I am glad to say that hook-and-line men have secured an average voyage at Bonavista; here the fishery is very poor on the whole; the punts get from 1/2 to 1 qtl., per day, now. A small craft arrived at Plate Cove on Saturday from Labrador, bringing some very good accounts from some of the crafts belonging to Messrs. James RYAN & Co., viz, the Lady Bird, 700 qtls., Princes 550, and Reaper, 400 - she also reports good news from down the shore, there is plenty of fish and that very many of the Twillingate and Green Bay craft are down.

By Telegraph

Via. King's Cove - The Sultan summoned the Grand Council yesterday; deliberate relations between Turkey and Egypt. Lord DUFFERIN complained that the Highlanders suffered terribly from heat on Saturday's march; 200 fell out of ranks, and two died of sunstroke. HAYNES, LIMERICK, was hanged 8 o'clock on Monday morning. A battle has been fought between French and Arabs, at Tunis; French lost 30, Arabs 150. There has been a terrific storm at Florida.


TUCK - At Morton's Harbor, on the 31st August, the wife of Mr. James TUCK of a daughter.


LACEY - At Exploits on the 16th inst., Mr. Richard LACEY, aged 54 years.


LINFIELD - On board the schooner Loyalty at Hopedale, Labrador on the 30th July Mark, youngest son of Mr. George LINFIELD of Twillingate, aged 25 years.


EVANS - On Tuesday evening last, Mr. Edward EVANS of Northern Arm, Exploits River, aged ? 65. The deceased was sick for the past twelve months, and was brought to Twillingate for medical aid a few hours before expiring.

$20 Reward!

The above reward will be paid to any one who will give such information as may lead to the conviction of the person or persons, who stole a quantity of lumber and pailings from my milling premises at Point Limington. The Police in Notre Dame Bay are hereby instructed to take the stolen property wherever found, and the public are also cautioned in purchasing lumber from suspicious boat-men, with my mill mark on same. J.W. PHILLIPs, Point Limington Saw Mill.


September 22, 1882
  Two Brothers Drowned

A melancholy accident occurred near French Beach early on Thursday morning. Three men belonging to that place, named respectively David COMPTON, Elijah COMPTON and Eli COOPER, left there soon after midnight to go squid jigging. In passing through Spiller's Tickle, under sail, they ran close by a rock. Before getting clear, the steering oar cracked off, the boat was upset by a sea breaking over it, and the occupants were cast beneath the furious waves. With much difficulty, Eli COOPER managed to hold fast to the boat, and got ashore to the side of a cliff where he was found in the morning; but sad to relate that other two, David and Elijah COMPTON , had to succumb to the watery element. David leaves a wife and one child. Elijah was an unmarried man about 18. The bodies of the unfortunate men were recovered about noon yesterday.


Good copper prospects continue at Tilt Cove. It is cheering to learn that mining enterprise is on the advance at Tilt Cove. A private correspondent writing under date of the 16th inst. Says "" our new find of copper promises to be an enormous deposit."" Four vessels we learn were hourly expected there for cargoes. This is truly encouraging, and it is sincerely to be hoped that the enterprise under the efficient management of L.N. GILL, Esq., may meet with all the success which ________ spirit and perseverance in the development of latent mineral resources would justly entitle the projectors.


A sad accident at Bett's Cove. A correspondent from Bett's Cove under date of the 13th. Inst., says: ""Last night whilst a young man named Cornelius GLYN was endeavoring to find a small craft laying at one of the Company's wharves, in the intense darkness, fell over and was drowned. By the efforts of Sergeant FENNESSY and others, the body was found in about twenty-five minutes afterwards. It was immediately taken out of the water, but life was found to be quite extinct. The young man, I am informed, is a native of St. John's.

Arrival of H.M.S. Firebrand

Her Majesty's ship Firebrand engaged in the protection of the fisheries on our coast, called here on her way South on Wednesday night, and left the following morning. Inspector CARTY of the Newfoundland Constabulary, was on board, and paid this town a short visit. If elections came oftener, we might be favored with more frequent visits from public officers, &c.


The funeral of the late Mr. Mark LINFIELD took place on Monday afternoon last, and was largely attended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F.R. ? DUFHILL, in the South-side Methodist Church. He gave an earnest and practical address on the solemn occasion, from the words, ""With Christ which is far better"" drawing some valuable and instructive lessons from the subject which could hardly fail to impress the hearers.

A Whale Hit by ""Plover""

The coastal steamer Plover when going North last trip, bounced into something just beyond Seal Bay, which caused a tremendous shock. It was quickly over and the steamer was again making her usual progress towards the next ports of call. It was afterwards discovered that the Plover had ran into a whale which must have been killed as pieces of it were found six feet from the stem-plate.

Return of Plover

The steamer Plover on her way to St. John's called here between 12 and 1 o'clock on Wednesday, having on board a large number of passengers. Among those for Twillingate were: - Rev. Father FLYNN, Rev. Mr. MCKAY, Mr. RABBITS, Miss RABBITS. From Twillingate to St. John's, Mrs. WINSOR, Miss Kate STIRLING, Miss Georgina STIRLING and Mr. A.A. THOMPSON

New Hearse

A new hearse that has lately been introduced here, was used for the first time on Monday last, when the remains of the late Mr. Mark LINFIELD were conveyed to their long resting place. It is the property of the Orange, and we think the two other Societies, and is quite respectable looking conveyance for the intending purpose for which it was procured.


The pastor for the Congregational Church, Rev. Mr. MCKAY arrived here by last steamer from the North. He came to St. John's from Scotland in the early part of the season and was engaged for a few months on the Canadian mission on Labrador coast, which has been established there in connection with the Congregational church. In welcoming Mr. MCKAY among us, we also express the hope that his work may be abundantly blessed to the good of all who may attend his ministry.


Successful season's operations - The following crafts have returned from the fishery at Change Islands - Guiding Star, Joseph ELLIOTT (400); ? Lash, Samuel SAUNDERS (60); Wild Rover, John CHAFFY (120) This was the second trip for the last two ________. They did well first, so that in addition ot Shore fish secured before leaving in crafts, good voyage will be made. The Guiding Star crew had 500 qtls. on shore before going North, which make 900 for nine men. Although in the early part of the season, the prospect in that vicinity appeared gloomy, we are glad to find that it did not turn so bad as was anticipated. We understand that the average catch there will be 50 qtls. per man. Here are some of the lucky ones, besides Guiding Star mentioned above: - Wild Rover's crew - 100 qtls per man; Steadfast, Thomas GINN - 100 qtls. per man. Thos. Wm TAYLOR, 70 qtls per man. The catch for Thos. ELLIOTT and son was 350 qtls. shorefish; total with boy and one shareman 450. The following were Shoremen: - John PARSONS, 600 qtls. for six men. Henry SEAMILE & Son - 400 for 6 men. James HAVENS & Bros. (three) 230; Abraham BOWEN - 240 for 5 men.

Nfld. Sunday School Ass.

We have been requested to publish the following minutes of meetings held in connection with the Newfoundland Sunday School Association………. Moved by Mr. G. W. MEWS, that the Rev. L.G. MACNEIL be the Newfoundland member of the Executive Committee of that Association, which was carried unanimously. The following officers were then elected: - Mr. H.J. B. WOODS, President; Mr. R. BARNES, Mr. A. ROBERTSON, Vice-President; Mr. I. MACNEIL, VIce-president, Carbonear, Mr. John BEMISTER, Mr. T.M. CAIRUS, Vice-president, Harbour Grace; Mr. ALLEN, Vice-president, Greenspond; Rev. Geo. BOND, Vice-President, Trinity; Rev. J. EMBREE, Vice-president, Twillingate, Mr. GARLAND, Vice-president, Channel; Mr. BISHOP, vice-president, Burin, Rev. J. NURSE, Vice-president, Grand Bank. Mr. G.H. ARCHIBALD, Corresponding Secretary; Mr. S.R. MARCH, Recording Secretary; Mr. J.E. PETERS, Treasurer. Resolved - That the above named officers together with the Ministers and Sunday School Superintendents in St. John's, be the Executive Committee of the Association........

Heroism Rewarded

We have great pleasure in noting a fresh instance of the humane and courageous conduct, for which Newfoundland seamen are proverbial, and which have received fitting recognition. The schooner Kestrel, Capt. JOYCE, belonging to Messrs. John Munn & Co., Harbor Grace, when on a voyage from Labrador to Naples in October last fell in with the wreck of the brigantine Busy Bee, of Nova Scotia. There was a very high sea at the time, and the boarding of the wreck was a work fraught with difficultly and imminent peril. But Capt. JOYCE and his crew were equal to the occasion, and three gallant fellows promptly voluntered to dare all in the noble effort to save life. They succeeded in getting off four of the hands on board the Busy Bee, when night closed in, it was decided to allow the remainder of the crew to remain on board till morning and to lie by the wreck meanwhile. At daylight the same men went off again to finish their good work, and experienced quite as much difficulty and danger as on the night before. The sea was still equally rough. Complete success, however, now crowned their labors, as they brought on board the Kestrel, the five men and one women who had been on board the Busy Bee during the night. It is gratifying to know that their heroric act has been acknowledged by the Government of Canda, with the present of a silver watch to each of the men engaged in the rescue, viz - To Capt. JOYCE, Joseph BRAZILS, Thomas BEMISTER and John BUTT. His Honor the Administrator, has received the watches for presentation. - Newfoundlander


The Mercury chronicles an accident of a very melancholy character, which occurred in the neighborhood of Rash_____, Placentia Bay, on Tuesday week last. While two men named James CHEESMAN and Charles FOOTE, were on their way out to a fishing ledge to overhaul their trawls, their skiff was struck by a violent squall and was almost immediately turned bottom up. Although assistance was at no great distance from the capsized boat, it came unhappily too late. The skiff went down and carried the two poor fellows with it to a bottomless grave. The even has caused much distress in the neighborhood. - H.G. Standard.


September 29, 1882
  Schooner Lost

We are indebted to J.C. DUDER, Esq., Sub-collection of H.M. Customs, Betts Cove, for forwarding per schr. ? Branksea, which arrived here last evening from Nipper's Harbor, particulars of the loss of the schooner C.W. Lloyd of St. John's. Capt. VINICOMBE, with 365 qtls. of fish on board, which occurred two miles east of the Horse Islands on the 26th inst. The C.W. Lloyd, sprang a leak and although two pumps were vigorously worked, she sank in an hour and a half. Her crews of seven were all saved in boats. They arrived at Bett's Cove on the following day and left for St. John's in the steamer Hercules on Thursday, she having called on her way from Labrador. The schooner W.C. Lloyd was 32 tons register and formerly belonged to Lunenburg, N.S.

Fishery Exhibition

We would call the attention of our fishermen in the advertisements that appear in our columns from the local committee for the international Fishery Exhibition. The committee, we are glad to observe, is using every means to make our representation on the occasion, corresponding to the rank we hold as a fish producing country. There can be no doubt that we will have an opportunity at this Exhibition, of obtaining information that must prove of the highest value to us; both as regards the method adopted in other countries in the prosecution of the codfishery, and the means of utilizing the other rich fishery resources of our Island Home. The prizes offered for the specified models and specimens are sufficient to induce our fishermen to turn to good account, the long weary hours of the coming winter; but as the Exhibition is especially designed for the fisherman's good, it is to be hoped that outside of this money inducement, they will lead all the assistance in their power to the advancement of the committee's work.


We understand that Smith MCKAY, Esq., of St. John's who arrived here by last Plover intends offering as one of the candidates for this district, at the ensuing election. It is Mr. MCKAY's intention, we learn, to offer as an independent candidate, and will contest the district in support of the Party of Progress. R.P. RICE, Esq., J.P., who has been the local representative for the past four years will again be a contestant for electoral honors. As indicated in a former number, the Editor of this paper also intends offering as a Candidate at the ensuing elections. A review of public affairs, with an impartial expression of opinion thereon, will be given in future editions. We have been informed that J.H. BOONE, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, intends offering hiimself as the Government Candidate for the District of White and Bonne Bays. Mr. BOONE is a native of Twillingate and son of the Rev. Mr. BOONE, for many years Rural-dean of Notre Dame and White Bays. As a lawyer he stands in the first rank, having in a few years built up a most lucrative practice, which after all is the best criterion of success. As a speaker, Mr. Boone is effective and exceedingly witty, in fact he is regarded as one of the best advocates of the Newfoundland ____.

Coastal Steamer

The coastal steamer Plover came here at 1 o'clock on Thursday morning. The following were passengers by her: For Trinity - Mr. H. CARTER. For King's Cove - Miss COLEY, For Greenspond- Mrs. DOWDEN, For Fogo - E.P. & W.E. EARLE, For Twilingate - Rev. Mr. DUNN and Mr. GREEN, For Little Bay - Messrs. M.H. SMYTH, M. KEAN and Miss Annie HOWLEY. For Betts Cove - Mr. T. CONWAY and daughter, For Battle Harbor - Miss ELLWARD, Mr. DUNCAN. From Fogo for Twillingate - Mrs. GRAY and two children, Mrs. COOK. From Twillingate for Little Bay - J. B. BLANDFORD, J.P., Misses BLANDFORD (2), Mr. RABBITS, Miss RABBITS, Miss SMALL, Master RABBITS.


The Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. left here in the Mission yacht Snowdrop, on Wednesday morning for White Bay on a visitation tour to the Church people in the many scattered harbors and coves of that extensive part of the coast. The Rev. gentleman's indefatigable labors in these parts, during the years he ministered to the spiritual needs of his flock in that direction, will doubtless ensure for him a most warm and kindly greeting from the old friends of the bay. The clergyman for White Bay, Rev. Wm. TEMPLE, brother of Rural Dean, arrived in the Snowdrop on Saturday evening last, and will remain during his absence. He will preach in St. Peter's Church on Sunday next.


The Rev. Mr. DUNN, the Methodist minister for Herring Neck, arrived here per last Plover. He is one of the number that lately arrived from England to join the Newfoundland Conference. We welcome him this part of the connection, and hope that he may be successful in his new field of labor.


TEMPLE - On Monday, Sept 26th, the wife of Rev. T.W. TEMPLE of a son.


STUCKLESS - On Friday last, Sandy, only son of Mr. Joseph STUCKLESS, aged 3 years.


MUNN - On the 15th inst., at Harbor Grace, on board the steam-yatch Lizzie, of apoplexy, W.P. MUNN, Esq, of the firm of Messrs. John Munn & Co., and only son the late John Munn, Esq., aged 37 years.


For Sale! At Sulian's Cove, Little Bay Islands, a waterside premises consisting of Store & Shop with dwelling house in one building and wharf with deep water frontage attached; also lands for building stores and flakes. The above is a desirable place for trading or general business, will be sold CHEAP and possession given about the last of October. Apply to C. PIPPY, Little Bay Islands.


Beatty Organs , 27 stops, 10 sets, reeds, $90. The famous Beethoven organ contains 27 stops, 10 set reeds. Price only $90. Order now. Remit by bank draft, post office, money order, or registered letter. Boxed and shipped without a moment's delay. Factory running day and night. Organs built on old plan; 30, 40, 50 dollars, 7 to 11 stops, Catalogue free. Address or call upon Daniel F. BEATTY, Washinignton, New Jersey.


Thaddeus SCOTT, M.D. (Harvard University, 1880, U.S.) Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons New Brunswick - Twillingate, Notre Dame Bay - Office and residence at Mr. Titus MANUEL's nearly opposite the Temperance Hall. Office hours - from 8:30 to 9:30 am; from 1 to 2:30 pm. and from 7 to 8 o'clock in the evening. N.B. - Ledger will be open for yearly patients.


October 6, 1882

For Sale - a clinker-built boat. In good condition. Apply to R.D. HODGE, Twillingate


The schooner Happy Home, of Fresh Water, Conception Bay put in here for medical aid last evening, having on board Richard MOORES, of Carbonear, who was shot in the forearm by the accidental discharge of a shot gun on Monday last at Dead Island, Labrador inflicting an extensive wound, carrying away all the principal muscles from the under and outer side of the left forearm between the wrist and elbow, exposing the ulnar, and slightly fracturing the radial bones. Considering the extent of the wound the patient was doing moderately well, and as the wind was favourable. Dr. SCOTT was rendering such assistance as was immediately necessary, and after consulting the Poor Commissioner, Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., J.P., who also rendered such assistance as lay in his power, advised that the schooner forced at once to her destination, when constant medical attendance might save the arm or in the event of its progressing unfavourably, amputation would be imperative. The schooner had on board about 200 qtls. of fish with the usual quantity of oil - and about 70 persons young and old returning from the fisheries. When we consider the discomforts, so strikingly manifested on board of vessels going and returning from the fisheries, from over crowding and in the event of accidents or sickness, the suffering and loss of life which may at any time _______ it appears strange that the salutary statuating enactment passed last session and not more rigorously enforced.


The steamer Leopard called here on Tuesday morning on her way to White Bay, where she was going for the purpose of establishing polling booths previous to the elections.

From the French Shore

The schrs. Pride of North, Mr. S. SPENCE, and J.L. Vogler, Mr. Wm. SQUIRES, arrived to Messrs. PATERSON & FOSTER from Flowers Cove (French Shore) on Tuesday morning last. These two craft were during the past season engaged in a trading voyage on that part of the Newfoundland coast. They have been fairly successful; the first having secured 1000 qtls. fish and 2500 gallons cod oil; the other 800 qtls. fish and 200 gallons oil. We learn that the fishery on that part of the Island has not been good. From Cape Norman up to Ferole, the average catch is about 30 qtls. a boat; and from the former place round to Conche, about 20 qtls. - H.G. Standard


TRATT, HEAL - At the residence of the Methodist Minister, Musgrave Harbor, by the Rev. Solomon MATTHEWS assisted by the Rev. James. G. HEAL, brother of the bride, the Rev. William ?B. TRATT, to Naomi Annie, eldest daughter of James B. HEAL, Esq., of Southern Hants, England. [Note - no date provided]


STUCKLESS - On Friday Sept. 20th., Arthur Alexander, eldest son of Mr. Joseph Stuckless, aged 2 years and 10 months.


October 14, 1882
  Wreck of the Lily

The fore-and-aft schooner Lily, John MURCELL, master, arrived in port on Wednesday morning from Herring Neck, having on board between three and four hundred qtls. fish, the property of J.B. TOBIN, Esq., J.P. When first she dropped anchor near the premises of the owner there appeared to be no danger of disaster, but in the afternoon, the wind blew very strong from the N.E. With a heavy sea running and notwithstanding the precautions that were made for the craft's safety, she afterwards drifted upon Pearce's rock, further up the harbor and became a total wreck. Some of our fishermen on first seeing the danger, immediately went to the rescue of the craft, and with great difficulty succeeded in saving the canvas and other gear. A good deal of the cargo was spoiled. The Lily was owned by Mr. TOBIN, and classed No. 2 in the Twillingate Mutal Insurance Club.

Political Meeting

A political meeting in the interest of the New Party was held in the Town Hall last evening. After a few remarks from the Chairman, Mr. R.C. RUSSELL, the meeting was addressed by Messrs. F. BOWDEN and R. WINTON, the latter being one of the New Party Candidates for this district. As one would suppose they spoke in derogatory terms of certain actions of the Government of which they themselves, not very long ago appeared to be stanch supporters. The speakers pursued a train of thought on certain subjects, which have been turned upside down a good many times, through the columns of their organ, the Evening Telegram, and which consequently fell ""flat"" on the ears of the audience which was not overcrowded. The general feeling of the meeting seemed to favor Local Representatives.


The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. S. BLANDFORD, arrived here on Thursday night. The following were passengers by her: Old Perlican - Mr. E. MARCH, Trinity - M. WILLIAMS, Catalina - Mr. McCORMACK, Mr. ANGELL, Mr. MURPHY, Mr, MIFFLIN, Twillingate - Mrs. ? E---YRE and 3 children, Mr. A. BURT, Exploits - Mr. J.W. PHILLIPS. Little Bay - Miss ? REEDING, Mr. and Mrs. WALSH, Messrs. G. NUTTALL, F. FLORAN, F. MOREY, J. FAHEY and CODY.


On the 10th inst., the wife of A.J. PEARCE, Esq., Sub-Collector, of a son


October 21, 1882

CANTWELL - At. St. John's on Oct. 3rd, after a long and painful illness, Thomas J., youngest son of John and Margaret CANTWELL, of Tizzards Harbor, aged 30 years.


For Sale - A waterside premises - in Mooring Cove, Leading Tickles, containing about 2 1/2 acres, one of which has been under cultivation. The above is a most desirable place for business. A diagram may be seen at Mr. Thomas PEYTON's. Accommodating terms will be given. For further particulars apply to R. HAMILTON, Fortune Harbor, or at the Sun Office.


Now is your time - Splendid Investment - A bazaar will be held at Little Bay, Xmas week, to aid in completing the R.C. Church and also the dwelling house of the Priest, of that place. Small contributions will be thankfully received, and larger ones in proportion, by the following: Mrs. W. PHORAN, Mrs. Jas. WALSH, Rev. S.O. FLYNN, P.P.


October 28, 1882
  Sewing Machines!!

It is rumored that all the ladies of Leading Tickles, Exploits and vicinities are to be presented with one of Mr. BOWDEN's best Singer Sewing Machines, in fact it is thought that the influx of these machines will be so large that it will not be necessary for our merchants to import any ready made clothing; and that the clatter of these machines will be equal to that of the railway. We would in a friendly way give these woman a gentle hint, and that is, get your Sewing Machine's before your husband gives his vote, for if you don't you will Never! Never! Never! get it afterwards. It will be equal to Tomy's pigs, you will never hear their squeal.

Land and Timber

We understand that the Government have issued a proclamation in the Northern Districts, in which it is announced that no grants of land have been made or will be made to the Railway Company, that will take away from the people any timber or other lands that may be necessary, for their ordinary employment - all such lands being reserved by the Railway Law. It is further stated that the surveyors are now engaged in blocking off the lands that are to be reserved for the people's use. The author of ____ announcement will set the whole matter at rest. - Mercury. A copy of the Proclamation referred to above may be seen at this office.

Arrival of the Hercules

The steamer Hercules, which has been sent down by a clique of St. John's merchants for the benefit of the New Party, arrived here on Wednesday, having on board Mr. MCNEILY and PARTY, who have been down, trying to dose the men of Fogo and vicinities with their nicely connected yarns. But they have come back ""wiser and sadder men"". It was too thin; their ""sweeties"" do not suit the taste of those fishermen, they are solid men, they want solid food! Last evening the Party tried to administer a dose to the good people of Jenkin's Cove, but it would not go down.

Mr. McKay at Burgeo

Mr. MCKAY's reception at Burgeo was a brilliant ovation. The enthusiasm was unbounded. The demonstrations, continued till the last ounce of powder in the place was expended. Everywhere he is welcomed and carries all before him. - Mercury.

Church News

It will be remembered by many readers that last winter in connection with the North Side Church Choir social gathering, an address was presented to the Organist and a promise _______that when procurable (navigation being then closed) a suitable souvenir would follow. Accordingly on Tuesday the 17th inst., at the conclusion of the Evening Service, Miss ROBERTS was made the recipient of three handsome articles to the value of about £6 ; viz. - a Ladies' cabinet, a crimson velvet covered writing companion, and a splendidly bound volume entitled "" The Land and the Book"" and having a suitable inscription on the fly leaf. The collectors for the Organ Fund are glad to report that the whole amount required has been raised and although only a little over a year since the Church was opened, the Musical Instrument now stands clear of debt, and that without being much burden on the congregation. The following further subscriptins are thankfully acknowledged : Wm WATERMAN, Jr (£ 0,10,9); Robert WINTON, St. John's (£ 0, 10, 0); F.W. BOWDEN, St. John's (£ 0, 10, 0);Horace HERBERT, N. Hbr. (£ 0, 10, 0 ); Simon RIDOUT, W. Head (£ 0, 5, 0); Gilbert RIDOUT, N. Hbr. (£ 0, 5, 0); Owen BURGE, D.Tickles ( £ 0, 5, 0); Thos. KNIGHT, M. Hbr. (£ 0, 5, 0); James BREEN, G. Islds (£ 0, 3, 0); C.B. OAKLEY, T.N.C. (£ 0, 2, 6); Jonathan BURT, L.Hbr. (£ 0, 2, 6); James STRIDE, W.H. (£ 0, 2, 6); John LOCK, H. Islds (£ 0, 2, 6); James WARREN, G. Islds (£ 0, 2, 6); Solomon BAKER, G. Islds (£ 0, 2, 6); John BROWN, G. Islds. ( £ 0, 2, 6); Joseph MOORS, G. Islds (£ 0, 2, 6); Daniel RIDOUT, W.H. (£ 0, 2, 6); John BRETT, M.Hbr (£ 0, 2, 6); John BRETT, M. Hbr. (£ 0, 2, 6); Samuel BRETT, M. Hbr. (£ 0, 2, 6); Mrs. A. MOORS, L. Hbr. (£ 0, 2, 6)


For sale - At Little Bay Island a number of large spars suitable for masts for vessels. Apply to Joseph STRONG, Little Bay Island.


I have recently acquired a patent for making Cod Traps. If any persons wish to adopt the improved style, by having old ones altered or new ones made, they will please send me the trap or twine before navigation closes. Joseph ELLIOTT, Change Islands.


Chicago singer - The subscriber will have on hand for a few days a small supply of the celebrated Chicago ""Singer"" sewing machine which will be open for inspection and sale at Mr. Titus MANUEL's. F.W. BOWDEN - Sewing Machines repaired.


On Monday last after a lingering illness Emma, wife of Mr. Frederic OAKLEY, aged 23 years. ""Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.""


Suddenly, on Tuesday last. Mr. Edward WHITE, an old respected citizen, aged 74 years.


On the 20th inst., after a long and painful illness, Mr. John VERGE, aged ?50 years.


Contributed by George White (2002)
Transcribed by Beverly Warford (May 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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