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Twillingate Sun
May - June

May 1, 1886

Mail Steamer

The mail steamer was to have left St. John's on Tuesday, but as heavy North-east winds have prevailed all the week, she has been thereby prevented from getting here. It is to be hoped that an early change will take place, so that navigation will be resumed.


April 22nd., at the Methodist Parsonage by Geo. BULLON, Mr. Joseph ANSTEY of Hearts Cove, to Miss Elizabeth HELLIER of Platters Head.

Estate For Sale

For Sale By Public Auction, on the 22nd May, 1886, on the premises of OWEN & EARLE, The fishing premises and gardens of the late Thomas BARNES, situated at Ragged Point, South Island, of Twillingate. For further particulars apply to John W. OWEN, Trustee of the Estate. Twillingate, 30 April, 1886.

Seals Lost (Part 1)

Messrs. Job Brothers & Co. received the following from Captain E. WHITE of the S.S. Hector, on the 31st of March, dated 2 miles off Change Island, 22nd of March, 1886: - "Crew left ship Thursday morning (18th March) 6 o'clock returned Saturday evening late, panned 5000 seals twelve miles off Twillingate. Surrounded by about 2000 men from the land who forcibly took them all, preventing the crew from panning a load. Nothing done now until we get free. Is there no redress for such a piece of robbery and intimidation? Editorial on Loss of Seals. It was our intention last week to have commented on the above telegram but being pressed for time, it appeared in the columns of the Sun without having done so. To outsiders, such conduct on the part of our fishermen as that attributed to them by the author of the above despatch would appear most reprehensible, and we are sorry to know that our people are so falsely and malignly accused as we find they therein have been. The telegram says that 5000 seals were panned by the crew of the steamer Hector and that they were surrounded by 2000 men who forcibly prevented the crew from panning and loading. This we contend is one of the greatest misrepresentations that could possibly appear in print.

Seals Lost (Part 2)

We have been in conversation with men who were foremost in their approach to the seals on the day referred to, and we have been assured unmistakably that not more than a score of men had reached the Hector's crew when they decided to leave and travel to land, and that no such attempt whatever as that spoken of was made on the part of any of our men to intimidate the steamer's crew. It can be truthfully asserted that on the day that Capt. WHITE says the seals were killed and panned, there were not one thousand seals brought ashore here, and that from the 1st of March to the present the total number of seals brought to Twillingate by landsmen does not exceed five thousand, which is sufficient to prove that if there were 5000 seals killed, there could not have been 2000 men there, neither was it the case. There were not 1000 of our men altogether on the ice that day; some of them struck the seals in another direction and many returned without either one. But if landsmen had been inclined to prevent the steamer's crew from killing and panning seals, it is certain that it was not in their power to prevent them from loading, for even supposing a cargo had been killed, there was not the slightest prospect of ever getting them on board ship.

Seals Lost (Part 3)

The steamer was jammed twelve or fifteen miles from where the seals lay so that they could not be taken after being killed. The crew left the steamer early in the morning and it was about four in the afternoon before the seals were reached. They remained on the ice all night, and the next day, being too fatigued and weary to travel back to their steamer, they started for this place, arriving in a most pitiful, hungry and exhausted condition, a number of the poor unfortunate creatures having barely strength to reach places of shelter; and the probability is that had they not come here, some of them would have never lived to reach the steamer. They were soon received into people's houses, however, well fed, and made warm and comfortable for the night. We have no doubt Capt. WHITE believed the above statement which he sent to St. John's to be correct, but he was not present and only obtained his knowledge of affairs from some of his crew who evidently greatly misrepresented facts. Capt. WHITE wants to know if there is no redress for such a piece of robbery and intimidation. But we would ask on whose part? It certainly was not by our people. A kind Providence sent the seals along, and they were as free for landsmen as for Capt. WHITE's or any other steamer's crew.

Seals Lost (Part 4)

But is there no redress for destroying the common wealth of the country by killing and burning seals which was done by these men when they were on the ice? What right have steamer crews to travel twelve or fifteen miles from their ships to kill and pan seals when there was no probability of getting them on board? This spring the seals were nearer Twillingate than to the steamers that were jammed, and it would be just as reasonable for our Merchants here to have sent men on the ice to kill and pan seals, with the intention of sending their craft to get them, as for the Captains of the steamers, for there was just as much likelihood of the one getting them as the other. Where are all the seals that were killed and bulked this spring? Where are the Hector's 5,000? We are positive they were not brought to Twillingate, and nearly all the men from the neighboring localities were sealing from here. Yet late intelligence informs us that the steamer arrived at St. John's with 1200. This is the way in which thousands of seals are lost every year and still there is no redress for such wanton destruction of wealth. Sportsmen can have laws made to protect Game, which affords them recreation when it suits their convenience, but here is one of our stable industries that is annually declining owing principally to the unwarrantable modes in its prosecution, without any attempt being made to legislate for its protection. But we shall have more to say on this phase of the subject in another paper.


May 8, 1886


We learn by a telegraphic despatch that Philip HUTCHINGS, Esq., died at Exeter, England, on the 24th April, and P.L. TESSIER, died at St. John's on the 27th ult.

Sealing News

The steamer NEPTUNE, Captain BLANDFORD, arrived at St. John's last week with 2,000 seals; the Nimrod, 1,500, and the Panther clean.


We are sorry to learn that the wife of the Rev. Mr. WILSON (the Methodist minister who is stationed at Red Bay, Labrador) died in the month of March last. Mrs. WILSON was an English lady, and was living at Red Bay nearly two years.


The steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, made her first appearance in our harbor for this season on Thursday morning last. She left St. John's on Tuesday week and was detained in intermediate ports in consequence of ice. The following passengers came here: Messrs. W.J. SCOTT, LIUSTROM, RYALL.

Fire at St. John's^ A fire occurred at Barter's Hill two o'clock on Thursday morning. The workshop was destroyed and also the interior of ten tenements


The Leopard brings news of great destitution at Forteau and Lance-au-Loop, Straits of Belle Isle.

Sealing Reports

The following sealing steamers have arrived: - Ranger, 2,000; Hector, 1200; Arctic, 1200; Aurora, 800; Wolf, 500; Polynia, 200; Leopard, 300. The Siberian sailed last night.


May 15, 1886

Change Island Missionary Meeting

The annual meeting in connection with this branch of the Herring Neck circuit was held in the church on Wednesday last. A writer informs us that the chair was taken by Mr. Solomon ROBERTS, who by his stirring words thoroughly aroused the sympathies of his audience. Rev. R. BRAMFITT read the report which was a most encouraging one. The people of this place last year, nobly contributed seventy dollars in aid of the mission fund. Interesting addresses were delivered by Mr. John PORTER, Rev. J.W. VICKERS, and the Superintendent of the Circuit, who read extracts from letters written by his brother, a missionary in China. Mrs. J.C. WATERMAN presided at the organ with her accustomed ability.

Shipping News

The steamer St. Pierre, which arrived at Halifax from St. Pierre, Miq., a few days ago, reports that a brig had recently reached the latter port from France and announced having passed a dismasted vessel with crew on board, twenty-five miles South of the Island. The steamer had a fine run to Halifax, passing fifty-five miles South of Scatterie. Among her passengers were the Governor and Chief Justice of St. Pierre, who are on their way to France for the purpose of being consulted with respect to the fishery affairs on the coast of Newfoundland. By the arrival of the S.S. Pertia, last evening, we have intelligence from the Magdalen Islands to the 3rd inst. The mail steamer Beaver succeeded in reaching the Islands and landing the mails, after which she returned to Pictou. The captain of that ship reports the Straits full of heavy ice, compelling him to go around the West end of P.E. Island. Supplies were plentiful on the islands. No shipwrecks have occurred since last Autumn and the people are jubilant over their success in the seal fishery. Fifteen thousand large seals have been captured from the shore, and vessels are arriving with catches of from five to sixteen hundred. The Beaver was the first arrival this spring and the news brought from the outside world has been eagerly looked for by the inhabitants. The steamer returns to the islands with mails immediately, calling at Georgetown. The schooner Delphia, belonging to M. OSMOND, Esq., Moreton's Harbor, arrived here on Thursday from Pinchard's Islands, bringing the seals that the A.J.O. had when she was lost. The Eagle has arrived with 1,200 seals, and the Terra Nova 5,200 old seals.

Schooners Launched

Two fine new craft were launched at Moreton's Harbor last week, one from Mr. OSMOND's premises, and the other from the premises of Mr. Thomas FRENCH.


The roof of the dwelling house occupied by Dr. SCOTT caught fire this morning, and had it not been for the timely assistance rendered, it is probable that the whole building would have been destroyed.

Reward Offered

A reward will be given to anyone who can give information at this office as to the parties that took from the bank at South West Arm last fall, ninety five pieces of House framing, unknown to the owner.

Shipping News

The steamer Hover returned here going South on Thursday night. The following were passengers from the North side of the Bay: Rev. Mr. CLIFT, Messrs. QUINBY, REDDEN, McLEAN, ROLAND and BOYLE. Messrs. Wm. WELLS and J. STREET took passage here. The Isabel which left here early in March to prosecute the seal fishery returned last week with 200 seals. The craft was driven Southward in the ice and made for the port of St. John's to await a time home. We are sorry to know that the master, Mr. Thomas LACEY, of Back Harbor, has been ill for the greater part of the time, and is now suffering from an attack of rheumatic fever.

Mr. Bond Commended

Mr. BOND has received letters from Revs. S. WHITE, HAYNES, and a large number of his constituents commending him for his public conduct.

Drunk Arrested

A man, under the influence of liquor, threw his son over a gallery, breaking a leg and injuring his hip. The father has been arrested.


At St. John's, on the 20th ult., the wife of Mr. J.D. FULLERTON, of a daughter.


On Sunday afternoon last, after a short illness, Mr. Frederick GUY, aged 56 years, deservedly respected by a large circle of friends. He died the death of the righteous.


Peacefully, at St. John's, on Friday morning last, after a protracted illness, borne with calm resignation by the Divine will, James Ashton Lock SCOTT, elder brother of Mr. W.J. SCOTT of this place.


At Herring Neck, on the 12th inst., Mr. Eliah WARREN.


At St. John's, on the 19th ult., Mr. William CAMPBELL, aged 62 years.

Memorial to Frederick GUY (Part 1)

Brother GUY is dead. We can scarcely realize the fact. Only a short week ago he was moving about in the duties of life, and today we say his body has already lain in the grave three days; truly, "In the midst of life we are in death. Let us be sober and watch. But raising our thoughts from death and the grave, we are constrained to break forth in the joyous strain: Brother GUY liveth, yes, and shall forever live, at the right hand of the Father in heaven, to be engaged in praising His name and rejoicing in the fullness of infinite love. Free from a world of grief and sin/With God eternally shut in. It was our privilege to know and to be closely associated with our brother as we strove to cheer each other in the good way, and we remember how humility, coupled with strong faith, was his striking characteristic, and it was a source of great comfort to all, that when he was laid suddenly on his death bed he could say, "I am not afraid to die," and so he passed triumphantly home. A consistent member of three societies, his brethren and friends, to the number of eight or nine hundred, paid their last tribute of respect by attending the funeral on Wednesday afternoon last.

Memorial to Frederick GUY (Part 2)

The service was conducted and an impressive sermon preached in the North Side Methodist Church, by his pastor, Rev. G. BULLEN, from the text - "Thy brother shall live again. Weep not for a brother deceased, Our loss is his infinite gain; A soul out of prison released, And free from its bodily chain: With songs let us follow his flight, And mount with his spirit above, Escaped to the mansions of light, And lodged in the Eden of love. Our brother the heaven has gained, Out-flying the tempest and wind; His rest he hath sooner obtained, And left his companions behind, Still tossed on a sea of distress, Hard toiling to make the blest shore, Where all is assurance and peace, And sorrow and sin are no more. There all the ship's company meet, Who sailed with the Saviour beneath, With shouting each other they greet, And triumph o'er trouble and death; The voyage of life's at an end, The mortal affliction is past; The age that in heaven they spend, For ever and ever shall last.

Fire at Old Perlican

A fire occurred at Old Perlican on Saturday night last, involving the destruction of Mr. Joseph BOYD's dwelling house and three stores, with a large quantity of goods, traps, nets, etc. Nothing was saved but the parlor furniture. Mr. BOYD loses heavily by the disaster, as the property was not half covered by insurance. The fire originated in the net loft.The banking schooner A.K. Walters, Capt. NICKERSON, arrived this forenoon to Messrs. MARCH and Sons, and gives a gloomy account of the opening of the Banking voyage from this port. The A.K. Walters lost two of her men on Friday last week. They had been overhauling their trawls in a rather rough sea, and failing to appear on board, a search was made and their dory discovered bottom up. One of the young men is named GAUL and belongs to Topsail Road; the other's name is HOPKINS, a native of Perlican. The A.K. Walters remained fishing for a week afterwards and was obliged to come into port earlier than usual owing to another of her crew having fallen sick. She got over 100 quintals.


May 22, 1886

Shipping News

The schooner Mary Young, William KENT, master, arrived yesterday from the Banks and reported for four hundred and fifty (450) quintals of codfish. Her voyage is being cured at VINICOMD's (sic) room, near Chain Rock. The schooner Augusta, belonging to F.W. FINLAY, Esq., and commanded by Capt. DUNPHY, arrived at Placentia, from the Banks, on Saturday last, with equal to 250 quintals dry fish. All this fine fare was taken on the first baiting.

More Fogo Pettifoggery

Dear Mr. Editor, - I have again to ask you to give publicity to the sort of justice dispensed here. A few days ago a poor man had a dispute with one of the Magistrate's near relatives, a Mr. Clarence FITZGERALD, about said Clar FITZGERALD trying to take away some of the poor man's land. During the discussion, this Clarence FITZGERALD came on the other man's room and violently assaulted and struck his neighbour to the effusion of blood, and other disfigurement. The person then made application to the Magistrate for a summons, but got no satisfaction. Next day he went back and demanded that a summons be issued against Clarence FITZGERALD. This was peremptorily refused him by the Magistrate on the ground that the two cases were one, viz., the land dispute and the assault. Now, Mr. Editor, this was certainly a good dodge to try and screen his nephew, but it won't do. The case of assault and battery being all one side is a case in itself, and every man is entitled to protection, no matter whether it is the magistrate's own sons or his other relatives. It is sincerely to be hoped that an investigation will soon be made into these many complaints, that have been so publicly made this past winter. Perhaps the Magistrate intends trying to settle this grand matter the same as he settled some other grand disputes in this place already, say with the party he wishes to favor, and without giving the other party any chance to establish or contest their claim. Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for your kindness in ventilating our grievances, yours, etc.

Religious Books

Mr. SEALEY, Colporteur for the Methodist Society is here, and has a fine stock of religious books which are sold as cheaply as can be procured from stores in the city.


Two craft arrived here the past week to Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., from the Horse Islands, bringing full loads of seals which the landsmen were fortunate in catching there this spring.

Lumber Surveyor Appointed^ We learn from the Royal Gazette of the 11th inst. that His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Andrew LINFIELD to be a Surveyor of Lumber for Twillingate.

New Jigger Invented

Just before going to press we received a specimen of a reflecting jigger which has recently been invented together with a communication in reference to the same, which we shall be glad to give attention to next week. The specimen referred to can be seen at this office.


The steamer Plover arrived early on Thursday morning. This time her trip terminated at Tilt Cove. She will leave St. John's for the North again next week so as to bring her up to the regular time for leaving. We hope that the suggestion thrown out last week will be acted on by the Government, and that three trips instead of two will be made in June month, which would greatly facilitate business arrangements for the summer season.

Serious Stabbing Affray

A stabbing affray growing out of a fistic encounter amongst three or four drunken sailors on board the barque Constance, occurred at half-past ten on Saturday night. It appears that two of them, named Benjamin ROUSE and Henry TALBOT, both Englishmen, were having it out on deck, when one of their mates, Raphael FARAGO, a Marseilles Frenchman, interfered, endeavoring to put a stop to the quarrel, whereupon RUESE turned upon him and drawing his knife, thrust it into the back part of FARAGO's body above the hoop. Fortunately the injury is confined to the limb - the upper part, close below its junction with the trunk. No vital part, so far as we know, is touched, and the man's condition this morning is reported as not being dangerous. The case is, therefore, regarded as one of the action of the Magistrate, but murderous acts like this should be taken out of the jurisdiction of the palsne (?) judges and be dealt with by one of the judges of the Supreme Court and a jury. Immediately after the occurrence, medical assistance was summoned for FARAGO and he was subsequently sent to hospital. ROUSE was arrested yesterday morning.


May 29, 1886


At Exploits, on the 17th May, Mr. Andrew PEARCE, aged 51 years.

Shipping News

Port of Twillingate: May 25 - Racer from Poole, via Fogo, general cargo for Fogo and Twillingate and Fogo - W. WATERMAN & Co.; May 27 - Edith Gleanor, St. John's, salt - Owen & Earle.

Government Notice

Sealed tenders will be received at this Office, until Monday, 24th inst., at noon for supplying 4,000 gallons cold drawn seal oil, the produce of young seals of this spring's catch. The whole quantity to be delivered in the Light House Store, on the Queen's Wharf, in shipping order, and in iron-bound Oak Packages (not pork barrels) not exceeding 25 gallons each. Packages of 20 gallons and upwards, to be gauged. The packages and oil to be subject to the approval of the Inspector of Light Houses. Sealed samples (in bottles furnished by the Dement) to accompany each tender. Also, 350 gallons for Cape Race. (By order,) W.R. STIRLING, Pro Secretary, Board of Works Office, 17th May, 1886.

Government Notice

Sealed tenders will be received at this office until Monday, 24th inst., 12 o'clock, noon, for the hire of a vessel, of not less than fifty-five tons, to convey Oil and Stores to the Northern and Western Lighthouses. Particulars can be obtained from the Inspector of Light Houses, each day between the hours of 11 and 12. The Board will not be bound to accept the lowest or any tender. (By order,) W.R. STIRLING, Pro Secretary, Board of Works Office, 1st May, 1886.


On Tuesday last an accident happened to Edward INGS of Durrills Arm, by the bursting of a gun, which we learn fractured his nose and disfigured his face. The injury not so bad as was first apprehended, and with careful attendance, may not result seriously.

Shipping News

The Mary Parker returned from St. John's last Saturday morning. She left here on the previous Monday, and had full cargo each way. The Evangeline, Capt. Andrew ROBERTS, arrived here from St. John's on Thursday, with a full cargo of freight for here and Little Bay. A quantity of Government seed potatoes was received by this schooner, for distribution among the poor people who are short of seed. We understand that they are on account of the road grant, and that able bodied persons receiving them will be expected to give an equivalent in labor on the roads next fall.

The Rope Walk

The erection of the Rope Walk, St. John's, has commenced, the first brick having been laid on the 31st ult. The Messrs. MONROE are deserving of much praise for the enterprising spirit thus manifested. It is to be hoped that the Cordage Co. will meet with success in the future and that the works now about to be erected will continue for many years to come.


His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint the following Commissioners of Roads in the District of Fogo: - Dr. Hay FINDLATER, Messrs. Robt. SCOTT, Henry J. EARLE, James FITZGERALD, John W. HODGE, Thomas C. DUDER, and Dr. Thomas MALCOLM, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Fogo; Messrs. Philip NEWELL, Jacob ROWE, Henry PENNY, William PENNEY, and Mark HODNOT, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Seldom-Come-By; Messrs. William GREEN, John BURKE, Jr., Patrick DWYER, James BROTHERS, and Pierce FOLEY, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Tilton Harbor; Messrs. Justinian DOWELL, Thomas TORRAVILLE, Thomas W. TAYLOR, John PELLY, Solomon ROBERTS, James C. WATERMAN, and Henry SCAMMEL to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Change Islands; Messrs. James FOSTER, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Barr'd Islands; Messrs. Philip COURNEW, Charles BRETT, John FREKE, Jr., William MERCER, and Philip PEARCE to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Joe Batt's Arm; Messrs. Henry ROBBINS, William GIBBONS, John SMITH, William FOLY, and George NORMAN, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Cat Harbour; Messrs John B. WHELLER, John R. WHITEWAY, Samson HICKS, Robert BURT, Solomon MUTCH, Joseph ABBOTT, and James HICKS, Jr., to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Musgrave Harbor, Doting Cove, and Ragged Harbor; Messrs. Robert WELLON, Sr., Thomas WELLON, William WEST, Joseph GOODYEAR, and Benjamin TUCK, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Ladle Cove and Apsey Cove; Messrs. Thomas DUDER, J.P. Robert SCOTT, John W. HODGE, Henry J. EARLE, and Martin STONE, to be a Board of Commissioners of Public Works for Fogo Harbor. Secretary's Office, May 3, 1886. His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. Slingshy WESTBURY BATHELL, to be his Private Secretary and Acting Aide-de-Camp. His Excellency the Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint Revd. Richard WALSH, to be a member of the Road Board for Fortune Harbor, District of Twillingate. Secretary's Office, 27th April, 1886.

The Patent Reflecting Jigger

Dear Sir, - I have much pleasure in forwarding for your inspection one of the Patent Reflecting Jiggers. This is the small size, being an ounce short of a pound. One and a third pound are manufactured, but except for strong tide fishing do not receive such general acceptance as the smaller one. Patent rights are granted here and applied for in England, Canada and the United States. Tests so far have yielded wonderful results in their fish killing capabilities, but time has not yet admitted of their being so thoroughly tested as to determine how many ordinary jiggers they represent in catching power. The flash of the mirrors tows the fish, whilst their natural voracity impels them to dart at their reflections in the glass when they get close enough to see themselves in it, and thus get caught. They are composed of lead, antimony and tin, the same as type metal but in different proportions. The tail is made large to give it a good shoot. For later fishing, phosphorescent glass will be substituted for the mirrors, or mirror on one side and phosphorescent glass on the other; these will be used by night. The night glasses I think will be very valuable owing to the well-known power of attraction to fish any light possesses. The price per gross is 12; per dozen, 24s, for the small; 14 and 27s 6d respectively for the large size. Orders sent through C.F. Bennett & Co., or any of the large houses will be attended to. With kind regards, I remain very sincerely yours, John W. HAYWARD.

Harbor Grace

By advices from Harbor Grace we hear that much distress prevails there in consequence of the reluctance of business men to supply this season for the Labrador fishery. We hope that the "meal and molasses" era is not about to dawn upon the colony again. In 1867, 8 depots for the free distribution of these two articles of food were established by Government all over the country.


June 5, 1886


At Indian Islands (Fogo District) 16th inst., Sarah Ann PERRY (aged 31 years), the beloved wife of Mr. Philip PERRY. She passed peacefully away after a severe illness of about three weeks. For twelve years she walked with God, and was indeed a living epistle known and read of all men. She leaves behind, besides her sorrowing husband, three little children, but their loss is her gain, for she is now "Free from a world of grief and sin/With God eternally shut in. The funeral sermon was preached on Wednesday 19th inst. by Mr. CHEESMAN, the text being "Thou shalt be missed, because the seat will be empty. I Isaiah 20 18.


June 19, 1886

Fire at New Bay

A New Bay correspondent writing under date of the 10th June, informs us of a terrible fire that was raging at the head of the bay, which originated somewhere between the West and South West Arms. On Monday the wind blew strongly from the West and the fire spread rapidly out into South West Arm like a mighty sea of flames, sweeping dwelling houses, store houses, garden fences and everything before it. Several houses we are informed, were destroyed, belonging respectively to Mr. Isaac STUCKLESS, Mrs. ROUSELL, Mr. FORD, Mrs. William SHEROON, and A. HUTCHCROFT. Mr. Phillip's shop caught three times, but fortunately was extinguished each time. When our letter was dated, the fire was still raging, and it was feared that some of the houses on the South side of the Arm were also destroyed. The fire is reported to have been caused by a man coming out from a camp who was lighting his pipe and with the match lit some birch rind. It is lamentable that the country's wealth should be thus wantingly destroyed by such thoughtless and lawless individuals and no attempt made on the part of the authorities to severely punish them, and endeavor to stop an evil that is year after year causing so much ruin and destitution, and bringing distress and misery to numbers of our people who have settled in those lonely quiet nooks, striving to eke out an existence.

Bonavista Notes

Little or no fish has been secured to date by our hook and line men. A few traps have from ten to twenty quintals, but the majority have nothing. A good deal of small fish have been reported seen on the "ground", but will not hook nor can any be secured by four inch scale traps. Salmon have been very plentiful this Spring and can be had for a small sum. The arrival of the Lady Glover a few days since, with the Acting Receiver General, created quite a stir in this extensive settlement. With a few exceptions most people here appear to be disinterested in politics. Mr. A.B. MORINE opposed Mr. NOONAN; both were nominated at the Court House on Monday last. A protest was entered against MORINE's qualifications by Wm. HUNT of this place; on what grounds we have been unable to ascertain. It is rumoured today that the Returning officer has received a reprimanding from headquarters for accepting MORINE's nomination. Such an intrigue deserves the strongest condemnation. It is to be hoped fair play will be given to both, and that the man chosen will be the people's choice.


Mrs. John FISHER of Bayly's Cove, Bonavista, gave birth to three daughters on Friday morning last. All are represented as being strong and healthy babies. Mother and babies are doing well.

Shipping News

The steam launch Tibbie, belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., came here from Fogo yesterday afternoon. The fishery reports in that direction are not at all encouraging. Several craft bound North were in port on Sunday last; two of them hailed from Bonavista, and were in charge of Messrs. LITTLE and CUFF, owned by Mr. LINDSAY of that place. A King's Cove correspondent under date of the 8th inst., says that Messrs. James RYAN & Co.'s two Bankers, the Evangeline and Reaper, arrived from first trip, the former on Monday with 200 qtls, the latter today with 250 qtls. These two vessels are the pioneer Bankers from King's Cove, and if fairly successful will be followed by others next year.


A lovely Cricket match was played yesterday between North and South Sides cricketers, which, we are told, resulted in an easy victory for the South Side players, by thirty-four runs. Annexed are the scores: - North Side, A. FINDLATER 1st Inning 6, 2nd Inning, 0. G. LOYDE, 1st Inning, 0, 2nd Inning, 3. N. PERCY (not out) 1st Inning, 6 1/2 * 9, 2nd Inning, 2. W. WATERMAN 1st Inning, 3 2nd Inning, 13. W. TOBIN (Capt) 1st Inning, 0 2nd Inning, 11. J. OAKLEY 1st Inning, 0 2nd Inning, 7. G. HODDER 1st Inning, 0 2nd Inning, 5. R. ROBERTS 1st Inning, 0 2nd Inning, 0. E. PEYTON 1st Inning, 3, 2nd Inning, 0. W. SCOTT 1st Inning 0, 2nd Inning 12. Extras 1st Inning 5, 2nd Inning, 5. Total 1st Inning 26, Total 2nd Inning, 58. South Side: J. HODDER 1st Inning 3, 2nd Inning 4. Capt JONES, 1st Inning 4, 2nd Inning 12. Jno HODDER 1st Inning 9, 2nd Inning 0. W.H. LETHBRIDGE (Capt), 1st Inning 3, 2nd Inning 0. J. ANDERSON 1st Inning 0, 2nd Inning 0. J.S. OWEN (not out) 1st Inning 14, 2nd Inning 10. E. HODDER 1st Inning 4, 2nd Inning 5. W. ASHBURNE 1st Inning 4, 2nd Inning 2. G. BLANDFORD 1st Inning 0, 2nd Inning 0. W. HITCHCOCK 1st Inning 4, (not out), 2nd Inning 0. Extras 1st Inning 16, Extras 2nd Inning 24. Total 1st Inning 61, Total 2nd Inning 57.


At the Methodist Parsonage, on June 7th, the wife of Rev. Geor BULLEN (superintendent of circuit) of a daughter.


On the 9th inst., by the Rev. J.W. VICKERS, Robert WILLS of Twillingate, to Emily Jane ANSTEY of the same place.


At Three Arms, Green Bay, on June 5th, by Rev. J.E. MANNING, Mr. Job STRONG of Harry's Harbor to Mrs. Ruth APPLETON of Indian Burying Place.


At Back Harbor, on the 10th inst., Maud Elizabeth, aged 2 years, youngest daughter of A.A. and Priscilla PEARCE.Safe in the arms of Jesus.


At Purcell's Harbor, on Sunday, the 13th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. Paul MOORES, aged 28 years. - Long he suffered weary pain, But he'll suffer ne'er again; Pain and sorrow both have flown, Christ has come and claimed His own.


At Little Bay Islands, on Saturday, 5th inst., at 4 o'clock a.m. after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation, to the Divine will, Mr. Stephen HYNES, aged 23 years.


June 26, 1886

Shipping News

Her Majesty's war ship, Emerald, came into port on Sunday last and remained until the following morning. This is the first season this ship has been engaged protecting the fisheries on the coast. A Post Office Notice intimates that after the 1st of July, the coastal steamer Plover will leave St. John's for the North on Thursday instead of Tuesday as formerly, which will cause less detention of English matter in St. John's Post Office. The coastal steamer Plover arrived here on Thursday morning, having on board a goodly number of passengers. R.P. RICE, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate of Greenspond, was among the passengers for Twillingate. Port of Twillingate. Entered. June 19 - Clementine, BALL, Cadiz, salt - E. DUDER.


On Friday, the 11th inst., at Bonavista, Fanny Pitts, infant daughter of A. and Emma VINCENT, aged 9 months.Forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven".


Contributed by George White (2003)
May 1, 1886 to June 26, 1886, Transcribed by Marilyn PILKINGTON (Jan, 2003)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (March 2003)

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