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Twillingate Sun
March - April

March 6, 1886

Grand Lodge, Fogo

Returns to Grand Lodge, S.U.F., from Fogo, St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 10. Members. - Paid up, 120; 6 months in arrears, 32; Total, 152; R. 16; W. 48; B. 94. Financial. - Income, £85 7s 3d; Sickness and deaths, £28 13s 6d; Working expenses, £13 17s 3d; Funds in hand, £109 9s 2d; Value of Lodge Hall, £525. Officers for 1888 [?] Rev. C. WOOD, W.M.; H.J. EARLE, Chaplain; Martin STONE, Secretary; Wm. WATERMAN, Chief Officer; Thos. A. TORRAVILLE, 2nd Do; Geo. TORRAVILLE, Q. Master; Philip COATES, Look Out; Horatio LAYMAN, Purser; Jno. D. HODDEN, Auditor; J.P. CROUCHER, Auditor.

Little Bay Mines Court News (1)

Before J.B. BLANDFORD, Esq.; Dec 31. John C. MALLOWNEY, having been arrested by Sergeant WELLS on suspicion for having feloniously broken and entered the shop and store of the Nfld. C.C. Mining Co. situate at the Loading Wharf, on the night of the 11th or early on the morning of 12th Dec. last, was committed for trial in the Supreme Court. Michael CLEARY was brought up under a warrant for having broken a large water pitcher on the head of Little Dan COURTNEY (Hotel Keeper), causing a large scalp wound. Mr. McCARTHY, Druggist, being at hand at the time, acted the part of the "Good Samaritan" and bound up his wound. Cleary was sentenced to two months with hard labour. His Worship expressed a regret that the Law would not allow him to visit the prisoner with a longer term of imprisonment for such a cowardly act. On the 24th Dec., R.D. WALSH, Postmaster, having been sentenced on the complaint of Jacob P. DIEM, for having committed an assault and battery on him, when on business at the Post Office, was convicted and fined the sum of $2.00 and costs. On the 11th January, 4 sailors were arrested by the Police under a warrant on the complaint of Capt. A. HALTINE of the barque Arina for refusing to do duty; three of them were sentenced to 7 days each; the other was sentenced to 28 days together with forfeiture of two days' wages. On the 18th January, John RYAN, John EAGEN and Thomas BUGAN, having been summoned by Sergt. WELLS under the "Nuisance Act" for congregating at a certain corner, known as "Lamb's corner," his worship fined them $1 and costs, each with a caution that if they were brought before him on a similar charge he would visit them $4.00 instead of one. It is to be hoped now that the "Lamb and the lion will lie down together.

Little Bay Mines Court News (2)

Feb. 11, James COADY was brought up before his worship charged by the Police with being drunk and disorderly on the streets last night or rather in the small hours of the morning. He was let off, being his first offence, with $2.00 and costs. Edward COONEY, John FRY, Patrick KEOUGH, Michael CAHIAL and Hugh KENNEDY, having been summoned by the Police for being drunk and disorderly on the streets on the night of the 10th, the 4 former for drunk and disorderly were fined $2.00 and costs or 7 days in gaol. They paid their fines and looked as pleasant as birds. The latter - KENNEDY for drunk only - and taking into consideration that he had lost £9 while on the 'Spree', his Worship bid him go in peace and do so no more. The next case was that of Anthony MANSFIELD, having been brought up under a summons on the Complaint of Wm. BONAR, for an assault and battery committed on him on the night of the 10th inst. The complainant wore a pair of black eyes, said to have been caused by the Defendant with a bottle, but as there was no proof to satisfy his Worship that a bottle had been used, he gave the Defendant the "benefit of the doubt," and fined him the sum of $10.00 to keep the peace for the space of Twelve Months. His Worship in summing up this case took occasion to refer to the disgraceful conduct of swearing and drinking. He said he believed that the Hottentots could not be charged with such disgraceful conduct, it was a disgrace to civilization and the 19th Century, and that in future he would inflict a fine of 25 cents for every oath, so proved to have been sworn. We hope that his Bro. Magistrates will follow his example.


A telegraph despatch informs us that the Church of England Parsonage, Heart's Content, was destroyed by fire on the 25th ult.

Insurance Rates

We learn that at a meeting of the "Terra Nova" Insurance Club, held on Monday the 1st of March, the rate of premium for the past year was fixed at 2 1/2 per cent, which under the circumstances is very satisfactory. The rate of 1883 was one per cent and 1884 1 1/2 per cent.


March 13, 1886


At Merrit's Harbor, on the 10th inst., Edward POWELL, son of Mr. Francis POWELL, aged 22 years.

Notice of the Game Laws (Part 1)

No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, give away, receive, or have in his possession any Staringan, Grouse or Partridge, within the limits of this Colony and its dependencies, from the Twelfth day of January until the First day of September in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, receive, or give away any Black Game, Red Grouse, or Moor Foul (sic), or other Birds which may have been imported into this Colony or its Dependencies, for the purpose of propagating the species or the progeny of such Black Game, Red Grouse, Moor Foul or other Birds, within the said period of Ten years from the importation of the said Black Game, Red Grouse, Moor Foul or other Birds, imported, for the purpose aforesaid or their progeny, shall be deemed contrary to this Act. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, receive, or give away, any Snipe, Black Bird or any other willd or Migratory Bird, (except Geese and Sea Fowl) within this Colony and its Dependencies, from the Twelfth day of January, until the first day of September in any Year. No Eggs of any kind of Birds in this act mentioned, (except the eggs of wild Geese) shall be taken, sold, purchased, or destroyed at any time.

Notice of the Game Laws (Part 2)

No person shall hunt, take, kill, wound, or destroy any Deer within this Colony or its Dependencies, by Slips, Pitfalls, Trap, or otherwise than by shooting, nor between the First day of March until the Fifteenth day of July in any year. No person shall hunt, take, kill, wound or destroy any Moose or Elk, which may have been imported into this Colony or its Dependencies for the purpose of propagating the species on their progeny for the period of ten years from the passing of this Act in 1879. No person shall hunt, take, kill, wound, sell, barter, receive, purchase, or give away any willd Rabbit or Hare within this Colony and its Dependencies, from the first of March until the first day of September in any year. No person shall take, kill, wound, or destroy any Otters or Beavers within this Colony, between the first day of April, and the First day of October in any year. Nothing in this Act shall apply to any poor settler who shall kill any Birds or Animals mentioned in this Act, other than such as are imported for the purpose of propagating the species, or their progeny, for his own immediate consumption or that of his family. Any person violating the said Act will be persecuted according to Law. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate.


March 20, 1886

Steamer Collision

On the night of the 12 inst., the steamers Vanguard and Arctic collided, the former striking the Arctic in bow, breaking eighteen stanchions, and causing considerable damage. The Vanguard's jiboom and bowsprit were entirely carried away by the collision.

Sealing News (Part 1)

The crew of the sealing steamer Hector left their ship Thursday morning to go panning seals, and landed here last evening, having been on the ice all night. They were too far away from their steamer to travel to her in the evening and had to seek refuge here for the night. During the week, great risk has been run by some of our sealers, who have displayed much bravery in trying to find the white coats. A number of men left Wild Cove half-past ten Tuesday night, and did not get back until ten o'clock Wednesday night, having been walking all the time. They reached the seals and brought back a "tow", being in a rather fatigued condition when getting home. It is doubtful if many on any other part of the coast would be found to attempt such a task, which is worthy of mention in the Sun. The sealing prospects the past week have been very good. Some of our sealers started very early Monday morning, and after travelling over the ice in different directions for several hours, "struck" the young harp seals about fifteen miles off Long Point. The distance being so great and the time not proving favorable, little was done until yesterday, when nearly all returned to land, with their "tow". The seals were within ten miles of land and are reported to be plentiful. We are indebted to an esteemed Fogo correspondent for the subjoined interesting sealing intelligence under date of Tuesday last: - The following steamers are jammed to the W.N.W. and N.W. of Fogo Head: Ranger, Falcon, Iceland, Mastiff, Eagle, Artic, Terra Nova, Esquimaux, Resolute, Vanguard, and Hector.

Sealing News (Part 2)

The young Harps lay about 15 or 20 miles N.N.W. of Fogo. Ranger is nearest to the seals and the men of Greenspond steamers are panning seals today. I saw them from the look-out today, busily at work. The first four named steamers will easily get clear when we get a S.W. wind. The other seven steamers lay between Fogo Head and Baccilieu Tickle and will require a S.E. wind to clear them; in fact, I have seen springs that they would not get clear without a sea and it may prove the same now. Four of them are from three to four miles off North End, Change Islands. Whilst on Lane's look-out this morning, in about two hours, I must have heard nearly one hundred guns fired; by that I presume our people on the Offer Islands must be doing some good work with old seals. Two fore and afters are tied up to Eastern Islands; should the wind continue N.W. the seals will run close to these Islands. It is thought that the Greenland, Wolf, Aurora and Walrus are in Bonavista Bay, and that the Neptune is S.E. of the Barrack's taking hoods. Another Fogo date says that Wednesday the young harps were in thousands three miles from the Store house Island, but the ice was bad and unfit to coast on. Since then there have been Easterly winds, and it is expected that good work is being done there. Seals are thought to be in large quantities in the bay, and it is to be hoped good work will be done by our landsmen.


Yesterday morning, in the 80th year of her age, Eleanor, relict of the late John PEYTON, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate of Twillingate.


At Brigus, Conception Bay, February 4th, after a brief illness, William James, youngest son of Charles and Drusilla NEWBURY, aged 14 months.


At Merrit's Harbor, on March 16th, Stephen, son of Mr. Edward POWELL, aged 15 years.^Serious Accident, Friday's Bay

"On Sunday, March 7th, we learn a serious accident, though happily attended by no fatal consequences, occurred in Friday's Bay. Henry CHAPPLE, his wife and two children, accompanied by Samuel MOORES, were crossing the Bay with catamaran and dogs. Henry CHAPPLE left them to return for the purpose of attending service. Just before rounding a Point, he looked back and seeing nothing of them, thought something must have happened. He found the slide and dogs in the water and also the others; the younger child was only six weeks old, and would have perished had it not been for his timely help. He succeeded after some difficulty in getting them ashore.

Slaughter of Game (Part 1)

Newfoundland Fishermen Starving‚ Newfoundland for English, Scotch and American Bush Rangers. Dear Mr. Editor, In my last, I gave your readers the name of one Sir Alexander who took away from Hall's Bay, in this Newfoundland of ours, in the summer and fall of '84, forty sets of deer's horns, valued at $800, besides furs, etc. I shall now give the names of a few more sportsmen (save the mark) who have "stalked" not a few of our choicest deer, if not in true Highland fashion, at least in true American style, as will be seen later on. In the summer or fall of 1884, Colonel DASHWOOD brought out of Indian Brook, Hall's Bay, twelve sets of choice antlers valued at £60, and a very large bundle of hides (over thirty); also a box of furs, which was carefully locked, so that his "eyes should behold them and not another. No, not even "Poor Settler" - that which was done in the Bush shall now "be made manifest under the Sun. Capt. DRUMMOND, Capt. FANE, Mr. LAWSON, Mr. STIRLING, Mr. CLIFT, one McCORMACK and a Mr. FARLOW, these gentlemen have all done good work (in their turn) in the Deer line; and last but not least, three of our American cousins - "Bush Rangers," who appear on the scene under the appellation of "sportsmen," and attack the "poor settlers" on left flank, and enter the Bush from the Straits of Belle Isle.

Slaughter of Game (Part 2)

Where was Capt. KENNEDY in H.M.S. Druid at this time; for aught I know he may have been lying quietly at Bermuda. But to turn to my story again, what do we see on the hunting ground after the sweets from these three Bush Ranger's Caribou's clean away? Why, Mr. Editor, no less than four hundred of our choice caribou, slaughtered in true American fashion, and there (on the slaughter field) to remain and rot. The antlers alone (400) at say 50s per set - very low price - amount to the enormous sum of £1000. The carcasses to average 500 lbs each @ 6d per lb. (the price of venison in Little Bay at present, I have some venison with from 5 to 7 inches of fat), amounts to £4680. 400 hides @ say 10s per hide, £200. Total £5880. Now, Mr. Editor, £5880 is the work of three Bush Rangers, only for one season. Oh my Country! I am constrained to cry out in the bitterness of my anguish, in the words of the poet, 'Man's inhumanity to man makes countless numbers mourn.' ..... A poor settler, Little Bay, March 1, 1886.

Entertainment in New Bay

... It would be trespassing too much, Mr. Editor, on the columns of your valuable paper, to name all who gave recitations particularly, therefore I shall just name a few of the most prominent, such as "The Young Recruit," by a very little boy, Philip MOORS; so well did he act his part that he was termed the great gun of the meeting; then followed "Timothy Hubble," by F.E. MOORS; "Open the door for the children," by Annie MANUEL; "What the sparrow chirps," by Mary CLARKE; "The boy's resolve," by Amos WALL; "Watchman, what of the night?" by Julia MOORS; and "The Social Pudding," by F.B. MOORS. This lad took every part naturally, and performed cleverly, creating great laughter and applause. I was informed that several speakers were asked to address the meeting, but only one came forward, Mr. George HOUSE, formerly of Twillingate, who has been residing here for the last fifteen years. He spoke particularly of the improvements made in New Bay since he came here; of the blessing of education, urging upon the people the necessity of giving their children all the learning possible to fit them to fill any station in life; and to make them more efficient laborers in the vineyard of God.


March 28, 1886

Help Needed for Mr. PARDY

Plea for Help, South West Arm. The unfortunate man PARDY, of South West Arm, New Bay, who had his house and all its effects destroyed by fire a short time since, is here soliciting assistance, and it is to be hoped that a "deaf ear" will not be turned by the generous public, to the applicant, who should be entitled to some degree of commiseration.

Sealing News

This week has been a blank with sealers, so far as our landsmen are concerned. The change of wind on Monday morning started the ice from the land, and it has not been fit to travel on since. It is believed that seals are not far away, and if the ice should jam to the shore again, the probability is that our people would be fortunate in securing some. Seals are reported to be plentiful in other parts of the bay, numbers having been taken about Stagg Island the early part of the week. The schooner Emeline, belonging to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., which is prosecuting the fishery from the Shore, is reported to have 1,000 seals. The Leopard and River Queen are reported loaded at the Gulf. The Newfoundland is in the ice of Cape Bollard.


On the 23rd inst., the wife of Sergeant PATTEN, of a daughter.


On the 14th January, at Portugal Cove, by Rev. W.E. SMITH, Miss Isabella A. ELMSLEY, daughter of George ELMSLEY, Esq., to F. Mackay THOMPSON, son of W.H. THOMPSON, Esq., Harbor Grace.


On the 2nd inst., at Cowanville, Province of Quebec, by the Rev. Thomas HARRIS, Methodist Minister, E.E. LAWRENCE, Esq., merchant, to Emma Jean, youngest daughter of Hon. J. J. ROGERSON, of St. John's.


On Sunday night last, after several weeks' illness, Martha, beloved wife of Mr. Charles MOXHAM, aged 57 years. Her end was peace.


At St. John's on Sunday last, Mr. Robert LEWIS, formerly of Herring Neck.


April 3, 1886

Missionary Meeting

The Missionary Meeting, which was postponed on account of the seal hauling, will be held (D.V.) on Monday next, April 5th, at the place and time before announced. There will be only one meeting, as the season is advanced.

Seals on the Gull Island

Mr. Thomas BOYDE, owner of the L.P. Snow, reports that the few men on the Gull Island have 350 old and young (chiefly old harps) and is of opinion that the bulk of the young seals drove to the Eastward and not a large number came to this Bay.

Lost Schooner

The L.P. Snow, which schooner left Round Harbor for the Ice on the 9th ult., was lost off here on Sunday last. This schr. left with every prospect of success, and arriving at Gull Island on the 12th, found the young seals had only driven by there on the previous day. The ice, however, proved too heavy, and the attempt to get into the whelping ice was unsuccessful; and the heavy gale of the 14th coming on, drove this schooner out the Bay where she received considerable damage and was very much strained, so that two pumps would not keep her free, and the crew, after making every effort to save the vessel, had to abandon her on Sunday morning with about 100 seals.

Child's Hip Reset

Some time ago a little boy named Arthur ASHBURN, aged 12 years, son of Mr. Thomas ASHBURN, was suffering from a cripple leg. The cause at first appeared to be unknown, but on examination by Dr. STAFFORD, he discovered that the hip was out of the cup, and that the little fellow would have to undergo the painful operation of having it set, which was afterwards successfully performed by the doctor. The boy bore the operation bravely, and we are pleased to learn that he has since recovered and is as nimble as ever he was.^Arrest of Rioters, St. John's

Another arrest of the rioters was made this afternoon. A large mob gathered, demanding the release of the prisoners. Foot and mounted police dispersed the mob. The Courthouse is under guard. The cavalry is parading the streets.

Sealing News

The steamer Polynia passed Cape Ray today, loaded with seals. The Hercules is expected from Bay-de-Verde tonight and will start for Greenspond tomorrow morning to convey the crew of the Resolute to their homes.


At Mortons Harbor on Thursday, the 18th ult., the wife of Mr. Joseph Baine OSMOND of a son.


April 10, 1886

Fogo Sealing News

A respected correspondent from Fogo, under date of March 30th, furnishes us with the following sealing information: - As with your people at Twillingate, there has been considerable excitement the past fortnight looking out for seals, Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th inst., being the most successful days for Fogo harbor, including Seldom-come-by, Island Head, and Hare Bay men. From four to eight seals per man were secured by about three hundred men. Most of the harbor men, including those from Joe Batts Arm and Barr'd Island, being at the Fogo Islands where they have done better, especially from Storehouse Island and Eastward, averaging thirteen to thirty per man (young) with a few old only. Unhappily the seals were a long distance off - ten and twelve miles, so that the least off wind, or even a calm, prevented their being reached. Seven steamers have been in sight the whole time, slaughtering and panning, of which it is not likely a quarter will be got, six flags on bulks being discerned only yesterday (March 29th), drifting seaward from Gapby's Island, and the steamers gone off jammed in the ice. One of the Dundee fleet, said to be the Resolute, JACKMAN, sank very suddenly on Saturday evening, off Eastern end Fogo Island, supposed to have grounded on shoal "Old Ireland," crew barely escaping with their lives.

Election of Officers

The following officers were duly installed in "North Star" Division on Thursday, the 1st inst., by the D.G.W.P., Bro. Geo. ROBERTS, P.W.P. Bro. Wm. BAIRD, Sr., was conducted by D.G.C. (Bro. Andrew ROBERTS) to P.W.P. chair: Bro. W.J. SCOTT, W.P.; Bro. John LUNNEN, W.A.; Bro. Wm. BAIRD, Jr., R.S.; Bro. Daw PEARCE, A.R.S.; Bro. Chas. MAYNE, F.S.; Bro. John HILLYARD, Treas.; Bro. George ROBERTS, Chap.; Bro. Stanley NEWMAN, Con.; Bro. Arthur W. SCOTT, A.C.; Bro. Frederick LINFIELD, I.S.; Bro. Wm. HODDER, O.S. Visiting Committee.--Bros. Samuel PAYNE, Wm. BAIRD, Sr., and Andrew ROBERTS. Finance Committee.--Bros. Geo. ROBERTS, Fred. LINFIELD. Investigating Committee.--John LUNNEN, Chas. MAYNE, Arthur W. SCOTT. Good of Order Committee.--Bros. Charles MAYNE, John HILLYARD, Arthur Wm. SCOTT, Daw PEARCE, Wm. BARID, Jr. Trustees. - Bros. James WYLDS, and Isaac MOORS, re-elected.

Narrow Escape

The following message was received at 2.30 this afternoon, from J. ROSSITER, master watch of the steamer Aurora: - Steamer Aurora abandoned eleven o'clock last night, crushed by ice. Nine men of us travelled North, all night. Thought the ship would clear iceberg; but seeing no chance of doing so, we walked ashore. All hands on the ice but us nine. No provisions. Should send Hercules at once; consider the men to be at Baccalieu now. A half an hour later the following was received from the operator at Catalina: "Aurora just come in; flags flying; all hands safe, nine landed here. As soon as the first message was received, the S.S. Hercules was taken to the wharf of M. MONROE, and loaded with provisions to be dispatched to the scene of the disaster; but happily, the later message allayed all fears and her assistance was not required.


On the 25th ult., Sarah Ann Elizabeth, infant daughter of William and Elizabeth Ann RIDOUT, Davis Cove, aged 7 weeks.


On the 19th ult., Cicely, daughter of John and Hannah KEEFE, Little Harbor, aged 2 years and 6 months.


Saturday morning, March 21st, on board the steamer Hector, off Change Islands, Silas LEGREW, of Bauline, Conception Bay, aged 22 years. His remains were brought ashore, and interred in the Methodist cemetery on the following day, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. Robt. BRAMFITT.


At Little Harbor, on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Andrew, son of Mr. Solomon WAR, aged 21 years.

Death at Sea

A dory with two living and two dead fishermen landed at Louisburg, being out seven days without food and water. James MacDONALD died the second day. Angus MacDONALD devoured the flesh and drank the blood of James. Angus became insane and died. The two survivors are terribly weak and ill.

Cruelty to Seals (Part 1)

New Bay, March 29th, 1886. To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir, - While reading your editorial of the 27th inst., some of the cruelties practiced upon the innocent seal, flashed vividly across my mind. When residing, a few years since, in another part of the Island, where a great number of the men go seal-hunting every spring in steamers, I heard one of them say after returning from a voyage which had, I believe, been fairly successful, that while in White Bay killing and panning their load of seals, he played a trick on an old mother harp, which was most barbarous and cruel. Having watched the mother seal submerge through the hole kept open for the purpose of visiting her young, he waited to see her pop her head again above the surface; no sooner had she done so that he with his knife cut her throat; the poor animal with one loud piercing shriek threw herself out of the hole to drop lifelessly on the ice, there to remain and rot in the sun. I heard another man say, who was in the same steamer, that he could stand and count as many as thirty dead seals scattered around, some pelted, some half pelted, and some round, all doomed to lie and decay on the ice, or be buried beneath its raftering piles. Many similar acts of cruelty might be adduced but I will only mention another here: once a boat was passing an ice-floe, when the men heard a sound which they thought to be the cry of a young harp. Search was made and so one was discovered in a crevice of the ice.

Cruelty to Seals (Part 2)

The poor little infant seal had a leather belt fastened tightly around its middle, which caused the little creature great pain. The truth was clear some one had been cruel enough to bind the seal and then left it to die a lingering death. Oh, the inhumanity of man toward the seal! We are led to ask, will not Almighty God, that taketh care of His creatures, the smallest, the weakest, not a sparrow falleth to the ground, without His notice, avenge the wrong of the perpetrators of such enormous cruelties? I believe, Mr. Editor, that the time is not far distant, when not a seal will visit our coast, unless treated with more kindness. At one time the Penguin were plentiful on some parts of our Island; where are they today? Why those that escaped the outrageous cruelties inflicted upon them by savage and avaricious men, have taken their final exit. Who can tell but this may be the case with the seal? An all wise Providence has hitherto sent them for the sustenance of His people; they abuse His gift, they ignore His Goodness, what can they expect but that He will turn these instinctive creatures in another course and thus deprive this Newfoundland of ours of one of her great sources of wealth. It is time that our Government were awake to this; it is time that they make laws to protect the innocent seal from the barbarity of man; and prevent the burning, the killing and panning of so many, when there is little or no chance of ever getting them. Hoping, Mr. Editor, you will pardon me for trespassing so much on the columns of your valuable paper.


April 17, 1886

Sealing News

Since the ice has been off from the land the past two or three weeks, very few (if any) seals have been caught. The number of seals taken by our landsmen have been few, comparatively, the quantity being exaggerated; leading persons at a distance to believe that the catch was much larger than it really was. We are indebted to R.D. HODGE, Esq., J.P., for the following information contained in a private telegram received from Greenspond yesterday: - "Joseph OSMOND thirteen hundred seals; towed into Pinchard's Island yesterday (Thursday) smashed. The Steamer Iceland, belonging to Messrs. MUNN & Co., Harbor Grace, has returned from the seal fishery with 3,500 young, and 5,000 old seals. On Monday last two men landed at Shoe Cove from the Horse Islands and reported the remarkable catch of 250 seals per man on those Islands, which is about 5,600 for 23 men. Such a success as this is seldom heard of now in those days of steamers. The Emeline arrived at Catalina on Wednesday with 1500 seals, having sailed from Round Harbor 12th March. One of the crew was unfortunately lost during the voyage.

Schooner Lost

The Success was lost near the Wadhams a few days since, having sustained a severe strain from the ice near the Funk's; this schooner had 500 seals. The crew were landed here on Thursday by the S.S. Hercules.

Shipping News

The steamer Hercules put in sight on Thursday afternoon, being more than a week left St. John's. She was detained in Greenspond by ice. The harbor being filled with it; the steamer had to remain off Wild Cove. She only remained a short time and returned South fearing to venture in the bay, in case of getting caught in the ice. The mails were landed here and despatched the next morning. The crew of the A.J.O. of Morton's Harbor (which schooner was reported last week as having been towed into Pinchard's Island) arrived here per Hercules. This schooner sailed from the above place and met good success in securing seals, but unfortunately when off Pinchard's Island she was crushed by a large pan of ice and became a total wreck. She is reported with 1300 at the time, which were all saved.


April 24, 1886


Marriage March 9th, at Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., Kate STUART, fifth daughter of Wm. STIRLING, Esq., M.D., of Twillingate, Nfld., to Paul Adolphe PUTZKI, Artist of Altwasser in Schlesien, Germany.


At Pikes Arm, Herring Neck, on April 16th, Mr. William DALLY, aged 23 years, leaving a wife and child and aged mother to mourn their loss.

Public Notice

All Swine or Pigs found at large, or straying in or about any of the Streets, Squares, Lanes or Passages aforesaid, at any time during the year, the owners thereof shall be prosecuted according to law. Also, all Pigs Styes, foul-privies, or Cess Pools bordering, or near the Roads, Lanes, or Passages, are to be removed, or its owners thereof shall be prosecuted. Any Goats without a good substantial yoke, the lower bar of which shall be three feet, and the upper bar not less than eighteen inches in length, found wandering at large, or straying in or about any of the Streets, Squares, Lanes or Passages, the owners thereof shall be prosecuted according to law. Every Dog found at large without its owner, or other person in charge thereof, is required to have fastened to its neck a Clog or a piece of wood not less than seven pounds weight, and not less than eighteen inches in length, with the name of the owner stamped or marked thereon, or to be effectually muzzled, and every Dog so found at large without the owner, or other person in charge thereof and not clogged and muzzled as aforesaid may be immediately shot or destroyed by any person.


Contributed by George White (2003)
March 6, 1886 to April 24, 1886, Transcribed by Marilyn Pilkington (Jan, 2003)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (February 2003)

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