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Twillingate Sun
July 4, 1885

The Fishery

Two or three schooners, belonging to Trinity Bay, went South on Thursday last, with a full load of fish. By arrival of the schr. Lullworth we learn that fishery operations around this Bay are fairly good. At New Bay Head the best trap hails for 200 qtls; Leading Tickles, 150, and Triton Islands 160. Hook and line men average 1 to 3 qtls. per day. A special dispatch from Trepassey to the Evening Mercury, under date, June 24, has the following: - Two strange bankers baited here this morning, and left for Banks. Our boats in since Monday, say it is very rough outside.

Bett's Cove Telegraph

We understand that the telegraph office at Bett's Cove is shortly to be transferred to Nipper's Harbor.

Caribou Swimmer

A young doe deer was shot by one of the crew of the schooner Lullworth, off Sandy Cove Island on Monday last. The unwary caribou was enjoying a long swim when she was o'ertaken by the fatal bullet.

Shipping News

The schooner Evangeline, Capt. A. ROBERTS, arrived here from St. John's via Change Islands-on Tuesday last. In to-day's paper will be found extracts from late foreign and local papers, which we received by her. The articles on the crisis in England, which we copy from the Montreal Gazette, will be read with interest. The new brig.. Clementine, Capt. BALL, arrived here from Oporto on Saturday last. The Clementine is of----tons burthen, is a handsome model, and possesses all the attributes of a gallant ship. W. LETHBRIDGE Esq., is the fortunate owner. The steam-tug Tibbie, belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., arrived here from Fogo on Saturday evening last. After a short detention she returned to Fogo.

Schooner Accident

The schooner Glide, BUTLER, master, was dismasted off Southern Head on Sunday last. The Glide was bound to Nipper's Harbor from St. John's with a cargo of salt, and the crew had some difficulty in rigging sails in order to reach their destination, as about 10 ft. of the mainmast and 15 feet of the foremast had been carried away. A vessel has been dispatched to Hall's Bay for the purpose of procuring spars.

Schooner Lost

Schr. Messenger, Capt. MORRISSEY, on lighthouse service, had to be abandoned yesterday at Arnold's Cove, Cape Pine, whilst landing freight. The wind and sea heaving in, she broke both chains. The Captain and crew arrived here last night. They lost everything.

Reflections on Death

Reflections on the Death of Mrs. MAYNE. The unhappy author of ""Endymion"" said ""A thing of beauty is a joy for ever""; a statement that meets with frequent and emphatic contradiction. If a thing of beauty endured for ever it might be enjoyed for ever. However, in a sense the poet was right. A sublime Epic delights successive generations of readers. Mont Blanc with the sun glancing from its great white brow, enchanted beholders long before Alpine Clubs were dreamed of, and it will be stared at by half delirious tourists till the unparalleled convulsions of the last day tumble Jung-Frau, Chimberazo, and Cotopaxi into ruin. Is a thing of beauty a joy forever? I looked at the sky when the day was sliding into night. The clouds were heaped up in columned splendour; the sun was a luminous crimson ball; but the shadows deepened and the colours faded and the clouds became inky black, and only a stray star peeped timidly out. ""Is a thing of beauty a joy for ever?"" I asked, and the answer through the hushed darkness, ""No!"" I held in my hand a fragrant blossom, it was no botched wax-work, no miserable mimicry, of wool. God's own fingers had woven the silken leaves, and His magic brush had tinted stalk and petals. But I handled the frail thing roughly and the leaves broke from the stem, fluttered to the ground, and died. It was autumn time; ripe apples hung in clusters on the trees; the colours of the forest foliage were rich and varied; the ripe corn had bent before the sturdy strokes of the reaper; the boom of the threshing machine was heard across the fields; sun-browned gleaners were carrying their armfuls home. But I visited these rustic neighborhoods again, and the trees were naked and I could fancy they shivered. The dead leaves were knee deep; and they rustled mournful rhymes as I trampled through. I happened that way again and a snowy shroud was flung over all - not a leaf trembled, not a bird sang.


It is with unmingled feelings of regret that we chronicle to-day the premature demise of Mrs. MAYNE (wife of our friend Mr. C. D. MAYNE) which sad event took place on Thursday last. The admirable qualities with which this ""maiden, wife and mother"" was endowed, won for her a widespread and genuine esteem, and her premature death is universally regretted. May her sleep be sweet!. To her bereaved husband and sorrowing friends we tender our deepest sympathy.


With meek submission to the Divine will, on Thursday night last, after a brief illness, in the 20th year of her age, Caroline Amelia KNIGHT, beloved wife of Mr. Charles G.D. MAYNE, and daughter of M. OSMOND, Esq., J.P. of Moreton's Harbor. The deceased was much esteemed by all who knew her and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to lament her premature death. Her remains will be taken to Moreton's Harbor for internment to-morrow (Sunday.)


At Moreton's Harbor, on Thursday last, Dina, beloved wife of Mr. Thomas TAYLOR, aged 30 years. Her end was peace.


At Purcell's Harbor, on the 26th June, Frederick, son of Samuel and Maria ANSTY, aged 11 years.


At Little Harbor, on the 25th June, Louisa, daughter of Solomon and Mary WARR, aged 13 years.


At Merrit's Harbor, on the 23rd June, after a short illness, Rachael, wife of Francis POWELL, aged 53 years.


At Wild Cove, on the 25th ult., Barbara, wife of Samuel SHEPPERD, aged 34 years. The deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate - Entered - June 27 - Clementine, BALL, Oporto, salt - E. DUDER. July 3 - Morning Star, MORRISON, Fogo, salt - OWEN & EARLE. Cleared - June 27 - Hebe, HOGGAN, Sydney, Captain. June 29 - Emmulator, PAUL, Sydney - E. DUDER.

New Advertisement

FOR SALE - the fast-sailing yacht ""LARK"" with two suits of sails and all other requisites. For further particulars apply to Sun office.


July 11, 1885


The weather for some time past has been beautifully fine and summer-like, but it is feared the long drought wil be very prejudicial to vegetables.


The fishery for the past two or three weeks has been fairly good with traps in this neighborhood, but hook and line men have done very little. At Herring Neck and Moreton's Harbor it has been only middling.

Schooners Arrive

Four of our schooners have arrived from the White Bay fishing grounds during the past week, with the following fares: - Somerset, STUCKLESS, 200 brls; Five Brothers, R. YOUNG, 200 brls; Loyalty, GUY, 430; Six Brothers, Jas. YOUNG, 300 brls.


We are pleased to note the arrival per Plover of Rev. G. J. BOND, B.A., the newly appointed President of the Newfoundland Methodist Conference, and we beg to congratulate him on the important ecclesiastical position in which he has been placed in his native land. The Rev. J. EMBREE, Chairman of the Bonavista District, arrived here by same steamer, Mr. E. has been attending Conference, which has been one of the most successful ever held in Newfoundland. A report of proceedings will appear in next issue.

Plover Passengers

The coastal steamer Plover, Captain MANUEL, with mails freight and passengers, arrived here from St. John's and intermediate ports on Thursday morning last. The following were passengers to this port:- Revs. Messrs. EMBREE, Dr. CARMAN, W. PILOT, J. BOND, ANDREWS, BRAMFITT, HATCHER, Misses SALTER (2), Messrs. BRAYLEY, INGRAM.

Steamer mail Service

The Lady Glover was to have started on the Labrador mail service on Thursday last, so that she is now on her way to her destination. Seeing that the Plover does not proceed further than Tilt Cove, it would have been only fair that the Glover should have touched here going by, in order to afford business men and others an opportunity of availing of the mail communication thus afforded. It may be important to some that this privilege should be extended, which we trust another season will be the case.

Stabbing at Burgeo

A special dispatch from Burgeo to the Evening Mercury of the 29th ult., says: - On Saturday morning at Messrs. DeGROUCHY'S cooperage here, two apprentices named John MIKENNA and Albert EASTLY had a slight altercation, when MIKENNA took a cooper's knife that was lying on the bench, and stabbed EASTLY in the stomach, just above the groin. It was feared at the time that the man was fatally injured, as some of the inside membrane protruded, but he seems better this morning. MIKENNA, who only came from Jersey this Spring, is not sixteen years old. He is now in gaol waiting further developments.

King's Cove

Fishery Notes from King's Cove - Our correspondent writing from the above place, under date, July 7, gives us the following fishery items: ""At this place the fishery is poor, the average catch for traps not exceeding 40 qtls. Hook-and-line men 10 qtls per man to date. At Stock and Knight's Coves, the catch for traps and hook-and-line is much the same as at this place. At Broad Cove it is somewhat better; traps 60 qtls., and hook-and-line 15 qtls. per man. At Keels, hook-and-line men have been fortunate, the average being 20 qtls. per man; traps there have not done proportionately. At Plate Cove, Open Hall and vicinity the catch is small; 10 qtls. per man being quite up to the average. The schr. Young Flirt, arrived here on the 29th ult., from Bryant's and Coachman's Cove. One trap had 60 qtls. at Bryant's Cove, and at Coachman's Cove, traps and hook-and-line had done and were doing well.

Newfoundland Conference (Part 1)

Station Sheet - Final Draft. Rev. G. J. BOND, B.A., President. Rev. Geo. BOYD, Secretary. I. ST. JOHN'S DISTRICT . 1. St. John's East - Rev. Geo. J. BOND, B.A., Geo. VATER. 2. St. John's West - Geo. BOYD, Geo. C. FRAZER, G. S. MILLIGAN, L.L.D., Superintenent Education. (by permission of Conference) Thos. FOX, Sup'y. 3. Pouch Cove - Jesse HAYFIELD. 4. Sound Island - Theo. G. B. HOWE. 5. Flat Island - M. J. STEVENS. 6. Burin - James NURSE. 7. St. Pierre - (One wanted). 8. Fortune - S. SNOWDEN. 9. Grand Bank - T. H. JAMES. 10. Burgeo - J.B.J. SMITH. 11. Petries - Charles LENCH. 12. Channel - W. H. Edyvean. 13. St. George's Bay - W.H.BROWNING. 14. Bonne Bay and Bay of Islands - Henry SCOTT. 15. Flowers Cove - T. W. WILSON. 16. St. Anthony - (One to be Sent). 17. Red Bay - James Wilson. 18. Hamilton Inlet - J. T. NEWMAN. G.J. BOND, B.A., District Sup't. Geo. BOYD, Financial Secretary.--------II CARBONEAR DISTRICT. 19. Carbonear - Wm. KENDALL, J.C. Simpson, J.S. PEACH, Sup'y. 20. Harbor Grace - T. W. ATKINSON. 21. Bay Roberts - J. LISTER. Port-de-Grave - W. R. TRATT. 23. Cupids - John PRATT.

Newfoundland Conference (Part 2)

24. Brigus - Jas. DOVE. 25. Freshwater - Jas. B. HEAD. 26. Blackhead - Henry LEWIS. 27. Western Bay - Solomen MATTHEWS. 28. Lower Island Cove - John REAY. 29. Old Perlican - Jabez HILL. 30. Hants Harbor - Joseph PARKINS. 31. Hearts Content - John GOODISON. 32. Greens' Harbor - Anthony HILL. 33. Random (North) - Edgar TAYLOR. 34. Random F. G. WILEY. 35. Brittania Cove - Mark FENWICK. Jas. DOVE, District Supt., J. GOODISON, Financial Sec'y........III - BONAVISTA DISTRICT. 36. Bonavists - R. W. FREEMAN and F. R. DUFILL. 37. Catalina - G. P. STORY. 38. Trinity - Geo PAINE. 39. Musgrave Town - Samuel JENNINGS. 40. Glover Town - one to be sent. 41. Greenspond - Wm. JENNINGS. 42. Wesleyville - James LUMSDEN. 43. Musgrave Harbour - Wm. REX. 44. Indian Islands and Rocky Bay - A. CHEESEMAN. 45. Fogo - J. EMREE. 46. Herring Neck and Change Islands - R. BRAMITT. 47. Twillingate - Geo. BULLEN and J. W. VICKERS. 48. Moreton's Harbour - H. HATCHER. 49. Exploits - Wm. SWANN. 50. Little Bay Island - J. PINCOCK. 51. Little Bay - Herbert HOOPER. 52. Nipper's Harbour - one to be sent. 53. White Bay - one to be sent. J. EMBREE, District Supt., G. P. STORY, Financial Sec'y. Students attending Sackville - W. E. D. DUNN, Henry ABRAHAM, Levi CURTIS.


Rev. James. B. THOMPSON, of St. John's Newfoundland, who has just completed his studies at Oberlin (Ohio) Theological Seminary, and who is about to go to China as a missionary was in the city on Sunday, and preached in the morning in the Congregational Church.""- St. John's Telegraph, June 17. The Rev. gentleman, alluded to, is a brother of our worthy friend THOMPSON of the Twillingate Sun; and son of the late Dr. Henry THOMPSON of Harbor Grace. The Rev. Mr. T. has volunteered for Missionary work in far off China, and we sincerely trust that Providence will crown our fellow countryman's labors with abundent success. - St. John's Times. Mr. THOMPSON left Newfoundland in 1878 for the purpose of qualifying himself for the work of the ministry. The following year he entered Oberlin Theological Seminary, where he remained until the 10th or 15th of the present month, taking ""the five year course"" and carrying off all the honors conferred by that institution upon the most successful students. Although Mr. THOMPSON is only 25 years of age, yet he is spoken of as ""already in every respect qualified for the clerical office."" He was invested with ministerial functions, at Oberlin, on the 14th instant, one of the Professors preaching the ordination sermon. The building was crowded to its utmost capacity, and at the close of the service he (Mr. T.) had the pleasure of receiving congratulations and presents and warm-hearted wishes.


On the 6th inst., the wife of Dr. STAFFORD of a son.


On the 1st of July, the wife of Mr. T. LINFIELD of a son.


The schr., J. W. Roberts, Capt. BENIA, arrived here this morning from the Banks with 500 quintals on board. She has been a week fishing, and reports weather fine and fish plentiful on Banks. The Sailor's Home, of Fortune, and the Bloomingdale, Capt. HINES, of Catalina, also arrived, the former with 200 for six days fishing, and the latter with 300 for nine days.-Mercury.

Plover Passengers

The following were passengers by the Plover on her last trip South:- From Little Bay - Master CRANE, Mrs. SPRIGGS and son. Twillingate - Miss NURSE. Fogo - Miss FURNEAUX, Mrs. WINTER, Miss HADDON, Miss MEEK, Mrs. D. MALCOLM, Mrs. Wm. PERRY, Mrs. DEADY, Miss DEADY, Messrs. S. D. HODGE, and Wm. PERRY. Greenspond - Mrs. GOSS, Miss BROWN, and Mrs. Austin OKE. King's Cove - Messrs. J. PROWSE, and E. FENNY. Catalina - Misses CHURCHILL (2). Trinity - Mr. BREMNER, Miss BREMNER, Mr. D. RYAN, Messrs. Walter KING, W. STEWARD and WHITE. Bay-de-Verde - Mrs. L. MARCH, and Mr. E. MARCH. 10 in storage.

Carboner Railway

Last week we made brief mention of the fact that work had lately been commenced on the Carbonear Railway Branch. We now proceed to give a few additional particulars. There are at present about 100 men at work on the line; these for the past ten days or so have been engaged in regrading the old road, for a distance of nearly three miles, preparing it for the laying of the rails. The culverts from the Harbor Grace end, in as far as Bannerman Lake have been placed in position, and it is expected that the work of track-laying will begin in the course of a short time, and that an engine will be engaged in ballasting [sic] the road about the 5th of next month. It is probable that the Branch will be connected with the Harbor Grace end of the line in the course of the coming week. Some improvements, also, have been lately affected around the station house of Harbor Grace Branch. The platform to the Westward of the building has been lengthened 30 feet, and the road graded all around the station, so that now carriages can drive from Harvey Street, close up to the platform. - Standard.

RIEL's Trial

A Battleford special says that in the investigation, which has been going on there with reference to the murder of TREMONT, the Swiss farmer, killed early in outbreak, two Indians have sworn that they were acting under RIEL'S instructions when the murder occurred. On Saturday POUNDMAKER acknowledged the receipt of four letters from RIEL, one of which he said he left in his tent near his reserve. The letter is expected to be important evidences in RIEL'S trial. Charles FITZPATRICK, one of the lawyers retained for the defence of RIEL, left Quebec for Ottawa last night, to interview the Minister of Justice with a view of having RIEL'S case brought before the Supreme Court of Lower Canada. This course has been taken, it is said at RIEL's own request. Mr. LEMIEUX, M.P.P. , the other lawyer in his defence, leaves for Regina on Wednesday next. Messrs. ROBINSON, OSKER, and CASGRAIN, crown counsel who are to conduct the prosecution of the trial of RIEL, are in the city waiting for instructions. The trial will probably take place on the 14th July.

Winnipeg June 18.

Col. Osborne SMITH, with the Winnipeg light infantry, 250 strong, are encamped on the North side of the Beaver river. Gen. STRANGE, with the 65th battalian is at Beaver mission and has been joined by Gen. MIDDLETON with the mounted troops. Col. OTTER is at Turtle Lake with his command, a portion of whom patrol the trail to Battleford. Col. HERCHMER is scouting in advance and is believed to have struck Big Bear's trail. Col. IRVINE, with his mounted police, has arrived at Green lake, and it is believed should Col. OTTER miss Big Bear, he will fall into the snare being set for him by Col. IRVINE. A dispatch from Regina announces the arrival there last night of the rebel prisoners arrested after battle at Batoche. They have been imprisoned in the mounted police barracks. A despatch from the front, says half the force now in the field, will be sent back in ten days. It would take about a week to come down. The weather is intensely hot and many of our men suffer from sunstroke.


The following order has been adopted by His Excellency the Governor in Council, and is published for general information and guidance: - "In view of the prevalence of Cholera, it is ordered that all vessels arriving at any ports in this colony from ports in Spain, shall be placed under Quarantine, and that the provisions of Chap. 68 of Consolidated Statutes, entitled ""Of Quarantine,"" of the Proclamation of Sir Stephen John HILL, of 24th of April, 1871; and of the order in Council, dated 22nd March, A.D., 1878, shall be enforced with regard to such vessels." - Royal Gazette.

Schooner Lost

The Donna Maria which arrived here from the Straits this morning brought news to the effect that up to the 20th ult., there was no fish or bait at Lance-au-Loup but that all the people were getting to rights for the summer fishing and had every hope of doing well. They were not catching many seals, and the most that had been caught, 140. were taken by DAVIS at Lance Amour. Others average from 51 upwards. The Lillian belonging to Mr. J.H. WATSON, was lost at Quirpoon, a piece of ice breaking in her bow. The crew were saved and brought into Lance au Loup by the La Marahgus [?] - Mercury.


July 18, 1885

Local and General

A very interesting report of the fishery agreement recently made between the United States and Great Britain, will be found in another part of to-day's paper.

White Bay

Rev. S. J. ANDREWS, the hard working missionary of White Bay, left here in the Mission yacht Snowdrop on Monday last, en route for the above place.


The steam-tug Tibbie came here from Fogo last evening and returned this morning. R. SCOTT, Esq., and Mrs. SCOTT were enjoying the round trip.


The schr. Sunrise, belonging to J.B.TOBIN, Esq., left here for St. John's on Monday morning last. J. P. THOMPSON, M.H.A., went passenger by her.

Stephen SNOW

The young man, Stephen SNOW, who, as our readers are aware, had both his feet amputated by Dr. Stafford the past spring, was enabled to return to his home at Black Island on Wednesday last.

Cricket Game

The English cricketers in Australia have done remarkably well. Out of 33 matches played they have only lost but two, and one of these they only conceded after four days' play by six runs.

Dry Fish Shipment

We are pleased to observe that some shipments of dry fish have already been made to our supplying merchants. We believe the first shipments were made about the 20th of August last year, which shows this season's to be about a month earlier.


At a special joint meeting of Loyalty and Crosby Lodges, L.O.A., held in the Hall on Monday evening last, the following Resolution was proposed by Bro. W. J. SCOTT and seconded by Bro. Wm. HUGHES, and carried unanimously: - Resolved. - That, whereas our esteemed Rev. Bro. J. EMBREE is about to leave this place for a new sphere of labour, the Lodges hereby record their hearty appreciation of his past co-operation, and pray that the great Worshipful Master above may direct him in his future career and abundantly prosper him in all his endeavours for the good of mankind. Ordered. - That a copy of the foregoing be presented to the Rev. Brother; and also sent for insertion to the Twillingate Sun.


Mr. George LOYTE of Twillingate writes to Mr. PILL thus: ""Dear Sir, I was troubled with a very bad cold, and unfit to do my labor. A friend advised me to try your Lung Healer, one bottle cured me, and I am at this time cured of my complaints.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. July 4 - Rose of Torridge, DEER, Fogo, part cargo, salt - W. WATERMAN & Co. July 5 - Maud, FOWLER, Liverpool, general cargo - J.B. TOBIN. July 10 - Willing, CLARK, St. John's, part cargo, provisions, salt - E.DUDER. Cleared. July 4 - Owney Belle, THOMAS, Sydney -Captain. July 8 - Heroine, HANDCOCK. Nippers Harbor, part cargo - W. WATERMAN & Co..

Wreckage Spotted

A special despatch from Trepassey to the Evening Mercury, under date July 1, has the following: - The banking schooner D. D. Winchester, of Gloucester, Captain FRAZIER with 1,000 qtls. of fish, put in here yesterday for bait and ice. She reports wreckage of vessels all over the Grand Bank. Passed by the stern of a large vessel with Boenelseneur on it, also a ship's jolly boat with Cohanem, Newcastle, on it. Captain thinks both these vessels were lost against an iceberg, and that all hands perished. Reports fish plenty on Grand Banks. Boats to-day, will leave for fishing ground to finish loading, and then for home.

Double Shipwreck

A despatch from Renews to the same paper, dated July 1, says:-The Norweigan barque Frithjoy, Captain NELSON, of Norway bound to Quebec, in ballast, ran ashore at Cape Bollard on Monday evening during a dense fog, and is a total wreck. She had on board the crew of the brig Emily Raymond, of St. John, N.B. which was dismasted and leaking on the 9th of June. She was commanded by Captain Wm. CODIE of the same place. The Frithjoy took them off the wreck on the 12th of June. Both crews are safe.

Fancy Fair

It is intended to hold (D. V.) a Fancy Fair about the second week in October at Little Bay (Notre Dame Bay) in aid of the new English Church now in course of erection. Contributions in aid of the above object either in money or useful or fancy articles will be thankfully received by any of the following ladies: - Mrs. FOOTE, President, Mrs. LIND, Treasurer, Miss BLANDFORD, Secretary. Committee: - Mrs. DEIM, Mrs. CRANE, Mrs. LAMB, Mrs. RICHARDS, Miss E. FOOTE, Miss DEIM, Miss ADKINS.


July 25, 1885

Local and General

Fishery operations in this neighborhood for the past two weeks, have been, on the whole very poor.

Visiting Deanery

Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., left here by the Plover on Thursday for the object of visiting some parts of his Deanery.

Newly Appointed Minister

Rev. George BULLEN, one of the newly appointed ministers of this circuit, accompanied by his family, arrived here by last steamer.

Reform Party Delegate

Donald MORISON, Esq., Barrister-at-law, arrived here by last steamer, for the purpose of visiting the Twillingate and Moreton's Harbor Orange Lodges in the interest of the Reform Party.


The following vessels have arrived from the fishery the past week or ten days, with the following fares: -Porcupine, PHILLIPS, 500 qtls., Patience, SPENCER, 80 qtls., Chas. YOUNG's craft 150 qtls., Trial, ELLIOTT, 100 qtls., and Frederick HOUSE's craft 80 qtls.

Plover Passengers

The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, with mails, freight and passengers, arrived here on Thursday morning last. The following were passengers from St. John's to this port: - Messrs. LINDBERG, MORISON, PEYTON, EDENS, WALKER, TOBIN, Misses TOBIN, BERTEAU and OSMOND.

Minister's Postings

The Mercury says it is reported that the Rev. Mr. WEARY, lately stationed at Battle Harbor will be removed to Greenspond, that the Rev. Mr. RAFTER will take his place at Battle Harbor, and that the Rev. Mr. HOWE will be stationed at Rose Blanche.

General Election

A Gazette Extraordinary was issued this morning containing two Proclamations of His Excellency the Governor, - the one Dissolving the General Assembly of this Island, and the other directing that a Registration of the Voters for Members of the Assembly be taken previously to the holding of a General Election in the Autumn of the present year. - Gazette.

Men Drowned - Brig Bay

A very sad affair happened at Brig Bay, Salmon River, Straits of Belle Isle, on the 7th May last. Two young men - a WELLS of Bay of Islands, and Louis GARRIO of Brig Bay - went in a boat to gather eggs on an island. The boat capsized, and both were drowned, strange to say, in four feet of water. WELLS was 22 years of age, GARRIO 17. - Mercury.


In the Watchman of the 9th instant, I observe that my name has been placed among the list of persons spoken of as candidates in the coming elections, in the interest of the Reform Party. I notice further that in last Saturday's issue, Mr. J. S. WINTER, in his reply to Premier WHITEWAY'S manifesto, mentions my name among those who, he says, ""have come into his party (the Premier's) since 1873 and afterwards gone over."" Now, in order to remove any doubt that may prevail in the minds of the constituents, whom I had the honor of representing, or the public, with regard to my political position, I beg emphatically to resent both the statements referred to. The Reform Party had no authority from me that would warrant them in using my name in the connection they did; neither have I ever given the slightest intimation to either the Orange Political Committee or Reform Party, that I had ""gone over"" or severed my connection with Sir William WHITEWAY'S Party, of which I have been a supporter, and which I shall continue to support until justifiable or substantial reasons lead me to do otherwise. J. P. THOMPSON.

WINTER's Resignation

When stating in our columns a few weeks since that Mr. J. S. WINTER had resigned his connection with the Government, we were led to entertain the opinion that he would be able to give good and sufficient reasons for the action he had taken. His manifesto, however, appeared on Saturday last in a new paper called the Watchman, which has been started by the Reform Party to advocate their interests for the coming elections. The replies to Sir WILLIAM'S are vague and meaningless and calculated to mislead the public. Time, however, will not permit us to say more at present, but we will return to the subject at an early date.


Sir William V. WHITEWAY left by train on Monday last for Harbor Grace, where he will address the electors of the Bay Metropolis.

Seasonably Advice

We learn from an Orange friend that only two of the signatories to that ""infamous Manifesto"" attended Victoria Hall, on Sunday evening last, to hear good and wholesome, advice from the lips of the Rev. Mr. BOYD, who counselled every Orangeman to think and act for himself. We have been requested to state by a Presbyterian friend that Mr. James McINTYRE, one of the signatories to that infamous and lying Orange Manifesto, conceived by a cotorie of Judases, for the purpose of revenge upon Premier WHITEWAY, is not a member of the good auld Kirk, having left the Church of his forefathers many years ago.

R. WHITE - Candidate

We learn with pleasure that Mr. R. WHITE (son of our old friend the hon. Capt WHITE) is to be the popular Candidate for Bay-de-Verde, in Support of Premier WHITEWAY.


Capt. C. DAWE and Mr. PENNY have not joined the Reform Paty, as incorrectly stated in the first issue of the Watchman. We make this announcement upon unquestionable authority.

Not so Easily Hoodwinked

We have every reason to believe that Outport Orangemen are beginning to see the advisability, and the very great necessity of thinking and acting for themselves, and not follow the St. John's cotorie to have everything their own way. The principles which lie at the base of the Orange Institution are as follows: - The strict morality of its members, the upholding of the Protestant religion, and the maintenance of the Protestant succession to the Crown by all lawful means. Such being its base -- then why should the order be dragged into the political arena to serve the selfish ends of a few disappointed individuals. (The foregoing items are from the St. John's Times.)

Fire and Loss of Life

An esteemed friend writing from Wesleyville, Greenspond, under date July 20, gives us the following particulars of a sad accident which occurred there on the 15th inst: - ""Fire and Loss of Life - An event which has cast a gloom miles around took place at Seal Cove, Cat Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, last Wednesday the 15th inst. The house of Jonathan PARSONS was destroyed by fire, and with it two children, a boy and a girl, aged, respectively one and three years. It appears that early in the morning Mr. PARSONS quitted his house for the fishing ground, and that his wife was employed on the flake. When they left their home all was well, but, by and by the shouts 'fire!' roused all the people. The flames by this time however, had most unfortunately, made such progress, that it was utterly impossible to save life, let alone property. As it was known that two children were in the house, the feelings of the people especially the mother, may be better imagined than described. So completely did the devouring flames do its work that nothing but ashes marks the spot where a happy fisherman's cot recently stood. The catastrophe, it is supposed , was caused by the eldest child attempting to light a fire in the stove, no fire having been kindled by the parents before going from home. Sympathy for the bereaved parents is general and deep.""

Railroad Work

Work on the Carbonear Branch Railroad is now in active progress. There are at present 185 men employed on the line extending from the direction on Harvey Street to Maiden Pond, four miles from Carbonear. On the Harbor Grace end, four miles of the road have been graded, 1 1/2 miles of the rail laid and, as well as 1 1/2 miles more of the road ballasted. On this part of the line some fine culverts have been made, the mason-work of which is very superior. This branch-line is being constructed under the management of the road master, Mr. CONNORS, who is energetically engaged in superintending the work. Sir William WHITEWAY, I. L. McNEIL, Esq., and the Hon. John RORKE lately went over the road, and, we learn, freely express their satisfaction with the manner in which the work is being performed. On yesterday week, the laborers on the line were paid their month's wages, that is up to the end of June. We may notice here that a telegraph office has been lately placed, for the convenience of the Company, in the station house at the Harbor Grace end of the line, and that now business can be transacted over the wires without having to come into the town to do so. This of course, will be of advantage to the travelling public.

Plover Grounded

On Saturday night the Plover's career was nearly ended. She struck the rocks at the North Head of Catalina, and for a short time confusion reigned supreme. Our informant, who was in the cabin at the time of the striking, thinks that the steamer's engines had been stopped just before she struck, and attributes her lucky escape to this fact. It was dark and foggy at the time, and the Plover was making for Catalina. She had a large number of passengers on board, and these rushed upon deck when the shock was felt. Some cried, some prayed, and others rushed about. Our informant says that the boats would have been useless, as the passengers would have swamped them as fast as they were lowered from the steamer's side. Fortunately, there was no sea and very little wind, and the steamer was not seriously damaged. She ran upon a shelving rock, apparently above which towered the cliffs of the Head, and after a while she backed off, and got into Catalina. Those of our readers who remember the articles upon the Plover, written by us about two years ago, will see in Saturday night's accident all the elements of the great disaster we predicted. The lesson should be applied to the next contract for coastal steam, and the number of passengers carefully restricted. - Mercury


At Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, by Rev. George PAINE, assisted by the Rev. Jabez HILL, on the 12th inst., Rev. Thomas JAMES, to Drusilla, daughter of Mr. George CRAM.


On the 14th inst., at St. Luke's Church, Port-de-Grave, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. R. H. TAYLOR, Mr. G. D. SHEARS, of St. John's to Mary Ellen, daughter of the Rev. J. C. HARVEY, Rural Dean of Conception Bay.


At George St. Church, St. John's on the 13th inst., by the Rev. G. BOYD, Chas. R. STEER, to Janet, daughter of the late Charles DUDER, Esq.


At Moreton's Harbor, on the 13th inst., Taimar Jane, third daughter of Mr. Mark TAYLOR of the above place, aged 17 years.


At Herring Neck, on the 10th inst., James OXFORD, aged 15 years.


At. St. John's on the 14th inst., Adolphe George, youngest son of the late Hon. J. H. WARREN, aged 31 years.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate - Entered - July 24 - Lochalsh, CRAIB, St. John's provisions, &c. - E DUDER. Cleared - July 24 - Maud, FOWLER, Harbor Grace, ballast - Captain.


Contributed by George White (2002)
July 4, 1885 to July 25, 1885 Transcribed by Joyce Simms

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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