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Twillingate Sun
November - December

Nov 20, 1886


The steam launch Tibbie came here from Fogo, Monday night and left the next morning with a load of herring.


The English schooner May sailed for St. John's on Monday morning, with 800 barrels of herring for Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co.


The schooners, Mary Parker, Welcome, Home and Sunrise left for St. John's on Tuesday with cargoes of fish.


In referring to the population of Little Bay last week an error was made. According to census returns of 1884 the population is put down at 1,538, and not 1,900 as was printed in last paper.

Shoal Tickle

Nearly all the craft that went to the bay for timber for the Shoal Tickle have returned and there is to be a meeting of the committee on Tuesday next, when all persons who are actually in want are requested to attend.


The steamer Hercules arrived from St. John's on Sunday evening last. She remained in port until after Sunday, and left for Tilt Cove after discharging a small quantity of freight. The following came here by her: Rev. Mr. PITTMAN, two Miss STIRLINGS, Miss RENDELL, Messrs. Wm. BAIRD, Thos. FRENCH and PHILLIPS. Mr. GILL was passenger for Tilt Cove.

RC Church Heart's Content

Our fourth page today contains a sermon delivered by the REV. S. O'FLYNN, the respected Roman Catholic clergyman of Little Bay, on the occasion of dedicating a new church at Heart's Content on the 25th Oct. last.


On the 19th inst. Joel, son of George and Lucy WHITEHORN, aged four years and ten months.


For sale - Room & Premises - At Tizzard's Harbor, belonging to the late Mr. Eugene FORWARD. The above comprises dwelling-house, store, and other out-houses, stage, flake, gardens and a lot of cultivated land. For particulars apply to Willis FORWARD, Little Bay Mines or at the Twillingate Sun office.


To let - All or part of premises, at Back Harbor, suitable for a lobster factory. Apply to J. M. NURSE.

Herring Neck Canal

It is gratifying to know that a work of great importance to the fishermen and trade of Herring Neck and various other localities has been completed the past few months, under the efficient supervision of Mr. Samuel PEACH. We refer to the deepening of the Canal. This is a work which was commenced several years ago, when Messrs. MCNEILY, RICE and CARTER represented the district, and on which a large amount of money was expended without corresponding results. Nevertheless, so much as was accomplished, proved highly advantageous, and was gladly availed by all whose business called them to traffic in that locality. This canal has been made across an isthmus or neck of land which divided the main waters from Pike's Arm, leading to Change Islands. It is a locality that is much frequented by fishermen for bait, &c., and before the canal was made, their traffic had to be taken from their boats, the latter hauled across the Neck and then loaded again before proceeding out the Arm, or else take a round of some miles in rough water which exposed them to considerable danger, besides involving much loss of time. Ever since the first opening of the channel, however, we are glad to know that these difficulties have largely been removed, and now that the work has been completed, it will be a still greater benefit, which cannot but be greatly appreciated by the public of Herring Neck and all other interested localities. At high tide, we understand there is about seven feet of water in the canal, and when the tide is low any ordinary size boat will float through. The way in which the work was executed reflects credit on the engineering skill of Mr. PEACH and to the Representatives and Government for providing the means.

Fogo Canal

While at Fogo a short time since, we were pleased to observe that the work of deepening the canal there had been commenced and was being vigorously pushed forward. In order that it might be undertaken with advantage, it was successfully dammed each side of the street, for a distance of some one hundred and sixty or seventy feet, and about twenty five men were employed blasting, excavating and clearing away the debris, under the foremanship of Mr. James HIGGONS, of St. John's, who appeared to know the ""right"" way to work his crew. They had only been at work a few days and considerable progress was made. It is intended to deepen the canal twenty-six or twenty-eight inches more than it was previously, after being cleared out, and this depth had already been reached in different parts, and we daresay by this time the work is in a fairway for completion. Then it is thought that it will be sufficiently deep to enable small schooners to pass through at high-water, ........ The work is proceeding under the oversight of the Chairman of public works for that district, T.C. DUDER, Esq., J.P. and is likely to be carried to a very successful issue.

A Light for Nippers Harbor Island

To the Editor - Sir, - Upon a recent occasion, I was a passenger on board the steamer Plover for Nipper's Harbor. The night was intensely dark, and upon approaching our port at 3:30 a.m., although straining one's sight to utmost, nothing could be discovered but one dark unbroken coast line. However, the masterly skill and sterling seaman-like qualities of the bold and intrepid Capt.MANUEL, and his vigilant crew were equal to the emergency. Most cautiously proceeding in the direction of the off lying islands, he shaped his course till a light, placed for the express purpose of serving as a beacon to the steamer, in a window of his house, which occupies a commanding position, by Mr. William CUNNINGHAM, exhibited itself and made our ingress an easy matter. Now, sir, my contention is, that in a harbor where a large mercantile business is flourishing, which is a steamer's port of call, and which is so difficult to access at night, should not be left without a Light-house longer than is absolutely necessary. May I entertain the hope that the powerful advocacy of the Sun will not be wanting in raising a demand, which will meet with more than merely directing the attention of the authorities to the matter, but to the absolute necessity of erecting a Light-house at Nipper's Harbor Island. I am, sir, yours faithfully, GDS. CHAMBERLAIN, Exploits, The Parsonage, November 9th, 1886

Nov 27, 1886


On the 19th inst., by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, RD, Mr. Joseph BOYD, to Miss Susie DAVID, both of Twillingate.


On the 23 inst., Harry, only child of Frederick and Fanny OAKLEY aged 11 months.

Accident at Fogo

Twillingate, Nov. 26, 1886 - My Dear Sir, - The greatest gloom seemed to pervade our whole community on last Saturday, when tidings reached us from Fogo, concerning the recent accident that occurred to ""S.S. Hercules"" there. From good advice, I learn that Captain CROSS took usual steamer's run in leaving Fogo, and that the only accountable reason, given for accident, is that some of the wreck of the ""S.S. Sunnyside"" must have been thrown up from the bottom, the ""Hercules"" thereby coming in contact with it. Some may lay it to a careless act on the Captain's part, but I know Mr. Editor, you will agree with me when I say, that I have the greatest amount of respect for Captain CROSS's ability, as a seaman in every particular. Everyone seems to regret his bad stroke of luck as he has been, ever most gracious, to those who have had any connection with him. You could also depend on having greatest care taken of any freight you might order by ""Hercules"" as well as most courteous attention shown yourself, if you happened to be a passenger by her. Thanking you for your space, I am, yours, etc. Consolatrix Afflictorum

Local News

Several cases of measles are said to be prevalent in various parts of the community.


The Stipendiary Magistrate for Greenspond, R.P. RICE, Esq., came here per Plover and left by return steamer.

Shoal Tickle

A meeting of the committee for deepening Shoal Tickle was held at the Court House on Tuesday, and about fifty men are now employed preparing timber for the wharves.


We regret to learn of the death at Little Bay, of the wife of Mr. Ernest BERTEAU, son of our respected Magistrate, F. BERTEAU, Esq., which sad event occurred yesterday morning. Sympathy is hereby tendered to the bereaved in this sore affliction.


A sacred entertainment, consisting of recitations and singing, under the direction of Miss ANDERSON, was given in Little Harbor Church Thursday evening, Rev. J.W. VICKERS was Chairman. The school children took part and acquitted themselves creditably.


The steamer Plover arrived here on Monday morning from St. John's, after visiting intermediate ports of call. She proceeded as far as Conche. Passengers: For Old Perlican - Mrs. MOREY, Mr. G. CHRISTIAN, Trinity - Mr. RYAN, Catalina - Mr. MCCORMAK, Greenspond - Messrs. D. BLANDFORD, F. WHITE and EDGAR. Fogo - Rev. Father WALKER, Miss BOGGAN, Miss GREEN. Exploits - Mr. FOOTE, Little Bay - Mr. LANGSTEAD. Returning South this morning the passengers for St. John's were as follows: Nippers Harbor - Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Little Bay - Messrs. B. BOYLE, J.H. TAVERNER, J. LAMB, J.W. PHILLIPS, Capt. DUFF, Little Bay Island - Messrs. STEWART, ANDREWS and SEAVEY, Leading Tickles - Mr. DAWSON, Mrs. DAWSON, Miss ELMS and Mr. PHILLIPS, MCCANN and McNEIL. Exploits - Mr. FOOTE and Jabez MANUEL. For Twillingate - Messrs. ROFF, TARRANT, WELLS and COLLINS.


The steamer Eagle , Captain A. JACKMAN, arrived here from Davis' Straits this morning. She left this port in June last bound on a seal and whale fishing expedition but has been unfortunate, not having secured a fish. A number of whales were seen but the weather was too boisterous to accrue any. During the month of October seven boats were lost and heavy gales were experienced all the way up. On the 16th of October 20 men belong to the Peter ______ whaling brig Catherine were taken on board. Their vessel had been lost ten days before, and they had been in open boats till that time. Fifteen of the Eagle's crew are sick. Thomas JACKMAN, chief officer, is suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia. - Mercury Nov 17.


The steamer Hercules met a serious misfortune on leaving Fogo harbor, early on Wednesday morning the 17th inst. When going out of the Western Tickle she struck on what was supposed to be the wreckage of the steamer Sunnyside, lost there about two years ago. At first it was thought that part of the steering gear had given out, and the captain continued his course, not thinking that anything serious had occurred, but after a little while it was discovered, that water was quickly making in the hold. The steamer proceeded as far as Dean's Rock, some three miles from Fogo and had to return in a very dangerous condition. The steam pumps would not work, and before arriving back in the harbor one of the fires was out, and the water had reached the cabin floor. The Hercules was put in the beach near Messrs. WATERMAN's premises, where she now lies. It is not known yet whether she will be a total wreck, if so it is very much to be regretted as her loss to the Northern trade will create a void that will be sorely felt by the public.

Dec 4, 1886


The English schooner Welcome Home , chartered by Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co, came from Fogo on Thursday to finish loading with fish.


The schooner Sweepstake arrived from St. John's yesterday morning , having left there on Saturday. The Evangeline also arrived from Wild Bight, near Little Bay.


The remains of the late Mrs. E. BERTEAU were conveyed from Little Bay in the steamer Hiram Perry on Thursday, and will be interred in the Church of England cemetery.


On the 11th inst., at St. Nicholas Church, Leading Tickles by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Robert PIDDLE to Harriet NOSEWORTHY.


On the 13th inst., at the same place, by the same, Isaac BUDGELL, to Rosanna NOSEWORTY.


On the 17th inst., at the same place, by the same, Walter ALCOCK, to Ruth HACKETT.


On the 8th inst., in the Methodist Church, Change Islands, by the Rev. R. BRAMFITT, Mr. Wm. George BUSSEY, of Change Islands, to Miss Abigail CRUMMIE, of Musgrave Harbor.


On the following evening, by the same, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Jacob STREET, of Burin, Placentia Bay, to Selina, third daughter of Mr. Esau BLANDFORD, Herring Neck.


On the 9th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. M. HARVEY, Annie Walker, eldest daughter of Jas. BRYDEN, Esq., to Charles Edward ARCHIBALD, managing partner of Newfoundland Furniture & Molding Company


On the 10th inst., at 7 Scotland Row, by the Rev. Moses HARVEY, F.R.G.S., Annie Bessie, only daughter of Jas. BAIRD, Esq., to Henry Davis, fourth son of Sir F. B. T. CARTER, K.C.M.C., Chief Justice.


On the 28th November, Sarah, beloved wife of Mr. David WHEELER, aged 23 years.


On the 7th inst., at the Methodist Parsonage, Burin, James Roy GOODFELLOW, aged 10 months, son of Rev. J. and Elizabeth J. NURSE.


On the 14th inst., after a long illness, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Sir Ambrose SHEA, Emily Caroline, wife of Dr. Charles NEILSON, of Baltimore, and second daughter of the late Mr. Joseph BEUCHETTE, Surveyor General of Canada.


At Black Island, the wife of Mr. Richard NEWMAN, in the 33 year of her age, leaving a husband and 3 children and many friends to mourn her loss.

Dec 11, 1886


We learn that Mr. ROLL's office, Barr'd Island, was broken into on the 2nd December, and money to the value of over 80 taken from the desk, the robbers took cash box and all contents.


The schr. Branksea, belonging to W. WATERMAN & Co., left for St. John's on Tuesday morning last. Messrs. W. J. SCOTT, and J. P. THOMPSON went passengers by her.


The death of Mrs. Stanley B. CARTER is announced, and has awakened many regrets. Since returning from England last, she has resided with her aunt, Mrs. Charles DUDER - Telegram.


The schr. Welcome Home, belonging to W. WATERMAN & CO, arrived here from St. John's on Monday last. The Sunrise, belonging to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., and Mallard, belonging to OWEN & EARLE also arrived here on Wednesday.

Schooner Disaster

The schr. Louise, Horatio HOWELL, master, was lost a New Harbor Point , near Greenspond, not long since, (says the Record of the 2nd inst.) The Louisa was owned by Messrs. G & A PEACH , Carbonear and was bound in Bonavista Bay for a load of wood.

Schooner Arrival

The English schooner, Annie Stuart put in here on Tuesday last, from Sydney, en route for Little Bay laden with coals. She experienced very thick weather, making a trip of nearly thirty days.

Foreign News

Methuselah could not have been prouder of his last child than a pair at St. Joseph, Mo. The mother is 65 years old, the father 71, the boy 1 week.


A great slaughter of geese is reported from Beaver Lake in the North-West. Two men named FRAZER have killed 1,000 and are having them cured as dry meat for winter use. Many other persons have killed from 50 to 100 each, and a local merchant named John BROWN is reported to have killed 200 in four days.

Fire Alarm

A little panic at the Salvation Army Barrack- About 7 o'clock last evening an alarm of fire was sounded from No. 2 Ward, and promptly the firemen turned out, as usual, in such cases. Fortunately, however, their services were not required. The cause of the alarm was due to an accident at the Salvation Army Barracks, on Springdale Street. During the evening's proceedings there, one of the oil-lamps suspended at the end of the Barracks, fell to the floor, and the oil took fire. However, a man in the audience named WAUGH, with great presence of mind, threw his coat over the lamp and extinguished the flames almost immediately. A slight panic ensued and a few persons were more or less injured, but none seriously. All the windows were broken out, but not many availed of this means of exit. In fact, so well did all present preserve their coolness under the trying ordeal that not more than one-third of the audience left the building at all. We have already called the attention of our Magistrates to the limited means of exit from this public hall, but without avail. Let us hope however, that this accident may have a wholesome effect and lead to such alterations in the Barracks as the safety of those who attend there, night after night, would seem to demand. - Telegram Nov 22.

A Steamer in Distress

The S.S. Barrowmore, belonging to Messrs. BARROWMORE & Co., of Liverpool, and commanded by Captain Charles HONEYMAN, put in here yesterday morning for the purpose of getting assistance to extinguish a fire which had broken out on board. It seems that the Barrowmore sailed from Baltimore on Tuesday last, with a cargo consisting of cattle, grain and cotton. Nothing unusual occurred up to Friday at noon, when it was discovered that the cotton, from some cause or other, had taken fire. At this time the position of the ship was about 310 miles South or S.S.E. of Cape Race. At first Captain HONEYMAN and his officers hoped to subdue the fire without deviating from their course, but finding this impossible, they decided to steer for St. John's, the nearest and most desirable port under the circumstances. As soon as possible, after the ship had anchored, two schooners were hauled alongside, into which some of the steamer's cargo was removed. This admitted of effective work being done in extinguishing the fire, and between four and five o'clock last evening the officer in charge of operations in the hold reported, ""Fire all out!"" To-day the cargo is being replaced, and it is believed the ship will be ready to resume her voyage to-morrow. We understand that not much damage had been done. The Barrowmore is a fine ship of 3,700 tons gross. Messrs. BOWRING Brothers are the Company's agents here.


At Little Bay Mines, on the 20th Nov., the wife of E.F. BERTEAU, of a daughter.


On the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. Elias ANSTEY, of a son.


At Herring Neck, on the 20th October, the wife of Mr. Thos. STUCKY of a son.


At the same place, on the 25th November, the wife of Mr. William STUCKY of a daughter.


At Fortune Harbor, on the 5th Nov., the wife of Mr. LIVRE of a son.


Same place, 12th Nov., the wife of Mr. Michael HINES of a daughter.


Same place, 15th Nov., the wife of Mr. Thomas LANNING of a daughter.


On the 23rd November, the wife of William GUY, Wild Cove, of a son.


On the 3rd inst., at the Methodist Parsonage, by the Rev. G. BULLEN, Stephen GUY of Twillingate to Letitia WHELLOR of Tizzard's Harbor.


At St. John's on Nov. 28th, Harriet E.A. CARTER, eldest daughter of the last Edwin DUDER, Esq., aged 29 years.


At Little Bay, on the 26th November, Minnie, the beloved wife of Mr. Ernest BERTEAU, aged 25 years.


At Exploits, on the 30th Nov., Archibald MANUEL, aged 27 years, oldest son of Josiah MANUEL, Esq., J.P.


On the 6th inst., Bathsheba, the beloved wife of William GUY, of Wild Cove, aged 24 years.


On the 8th inst., Edith, daughter of Archibald and Harriet ROBERTS of Bluff Head Cove, aged 5 years.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate - Cleared - Dec 7 - Welcome Home, LUNDIUS, Lisbon, 3200 qtls codfish - W. WATERMAN & Co.

The Price of Fish

The price of fish, as we intimated on Wednesday, has again advanced to 19s, 17s, and 10s per quintal here for the three qualities respectively. We also hear from an honorable member now in town that our enterprising friends Messrs. MUNN & Co of Harbor Grace, have given 19s, 17s and 12s to him for the three qualities, the latter quality being a compound of half Madeira and half West India.

Dec 18, 1886

Address to Mr. Peach

From the Evening Mercury of Dec. 1st. we copy the following address presented to Mr. PEACH, Superintendent of the Canal at Herring Neck, on his departure for St. John's: Herring Neck, Nov 22, 1886 - Mr. Samuel PEACH, Dear Sir - We the undersigned representative inhabitants of Herring Neck, having heard that you are about to leave this place, would take this opportunity to inform you that the Public Works carried on here during the past summer under your control and management, have given great public satisfaction, more particularly the deepening of the canal across the Charles Cove Neck, which considering the difficulties to contend with, you have completed in a very economical and satisfactory manner, and it is thereby made a great public convenience. James D LOCKYER, John RADDECK, Wm. J. HOLWELL, Esau BLANDFORD, Thomas DALLEY, William RICHMOND, Rev. John HEWITT, Robert MANDY, William RICHARDS, David BLANDFORD, Rev. Robert BRAMFITT, John PHILPOTT.


To the representative inhabitants of Herring Neck - Gentlemen - It gives me the greatest pleasure to reply to the very kind and flattering address, with which you have presented me. I am aware that the work which has been performed, under my supervision, will prove of the greatest value and convenience to you of Herring Neck, and surrounding localities. It is gratifying to me to be able to prove to your representatives (my employers) that the work entrusted to my care, has been faithfully performed as your address to me from so many representative men, fully proves. Thanking you all for the uniform kindness which I have received during my stay amongst you, I remain, gentlemen. Yours very respectfully. S.F. PEACH.

Supreme Courts

On Monday morning Messrs. Arthur W. KNIGHT and Frank J. MORRIS were sworn in as Attorneys of the Supreme Courts, before the Hon. Justice PINSENT, D.C.L. and J.I. LITTLE. Judge PINSENT congratulated the young aspirants to the ""wool-sack"" upon, passing such a very creditable examination. We wish our young countrymen a long and prosperous career in the profession they have chosen. - Times Dec. 1.


The remains of the late David BAIRD, Esq., were borne to their last resting place in the Riverhead cemetery this afternoon. The Masonic Fraternity a large concourse of citizens attending. While the cortege was solemnly wending its way towards the grave yard the bell of St. Andrew's Church tolled; as a token of respect to the memory of the deceased, all the business establishments on Water Street closed up. - Evening Mercury Dec 7.

Passengers on Plover

The following were passengers from St. John's the last time the Plover went North: - For Bay de Verde Miss MARCH, Mr. AVERY, Trinity - Rev. H. JOHNSON, Catalina - Mrs. SIMMONS, Messrs. STONE, WILSHER and HAGERTY. Kings Cove - Miss BARDEN, Mrs. BARDEN, Fogo - Mr. R. CONDON, Capt. CROSS. Twillingate - Mr. J.B. TOBIN, Mr. J.M. MARTIN, Mr. OSMOND, Exploits - Messrs. Thos. A. WINSOR, J. MANUEl, ANDREWS. Little Bay Island - Messrs. Joseph STRONG, James STRONG, R. MURSELL and Miss MARTIN, Little Bay - Miss BENSON, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. LAMB, Nippers Harbor - Mr. GARLAND, Mr. CUNNINGHAM. St Anthony - Mr. MOORES, Griquet - Mr. BOFIELD


The steamer Hercules, says the St. John's Evening Telegram of the 9th inst., is afloat again, and will likely be brought on here, this or next week, after being temporarily repaired. The job of emptying the hold of water was a most difficult one, and were it not for the ingenious method adopted by CONDON, supplemented by the diver's all-important services, and the powerful pumping apparatus, the boat might have lain there for ever, so far as the ordinary plans of getting her to the surface would have availed. Once that the workmen could work on the fractured hull from the inside - the task of keeping her afloat was assured. We congratulate those concerned in her purchase, on the success of their enterprise.


North Sydney, Dec 4. A tug boat has just arrived at Cow Bay with the crew and captain's wife of the barquentine Racer of Greenock. The vessel is a total wreck.


Cow Bay Dec 4 - The crew of the barquentine, Racer, wrecked on Flink Island, suffered greatly from exposure to the elements before being taken off. They were on the wreck for nearly twenty-four hours after striking, and during half of that time the sea washed over her in torrents. They were taken off by the tug L Boyer and saved nothing but the clothes they stood in. Captain MCGIBBON had his wife on board with him. The captain reports sailing from Bahin October 25th for Sydney to load coal. She experienced heavy gales on the voyage up, but sustained no damage. The Racer which is a total loss, was a vessel 251 tons register, and hailed from Greenock, being owned by Walter GRIEVE & Co., of that place. - Telegram.

Fogo Canal

We learn that the canal work at Fogo has been given up for this season. It is not quite completed and about six hundred dollars more will be required to make a thorough job of it, which amount it is hoped will be at the disposal of the Committee next year. Considerable improvement has been made, and the amount provided for the object has been judiciously expended. At present there is eight feet of water all through, at high tide, which will enable large boats with full loads to float through. This will prove a great convenience to all who may require to avail themselves of the passage which this useful public improvement provides, and will be a great saving of time, especially to the fishermen who have to frequent the parts which the canal leads into. For many years the question of deepening this canal has been in agitation, and now we are glad to know that it has been brought to this degree of completeness. We trust it will not stop here, as so small a sum, comparatively, is necessary to put the finishing touch on. It is a public work which , when once properly done, will remain almost for ever; and considering the advantage which not only Fogo, but many of the neighboring settlements will reap by the improvement, we have no doubt the energetic representative for the district, Mr. ROLLS, will do his utmost to secure the requisite amount for completing the canal next year.


The Mallard belonging to OWEN & EARLE left for St. John's on Monday.


The English schooner Annie Stuart left for Little Bay Tuesday morning.


The Patience belonging to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., arrived here from St. John's on Tuesday last.

Telegraph Line

The telegraph line between this station and Gambo has been disconnected since yesterday.

First Clock

The first watch made in England is in the possession of the Rev. Franshawe BINGIAM of Bristol. Queen Elizabeth was in habit of giving it a rap on the table, when she wanted to know what o'clock it was.


The wedding ring on her toe - The well known armless artist Fraulein HAUSMANN was married the other day at Nuremburg to her impresario, Herr HAUSCHILD. The bride signed the marriage contract with her feet and the wedding ring, was placed on the fourth toe of her right foot.

Dec 25, 1886


In the North Side Methodist Church, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. G. BULLEN, assisted by Rev. J.W. VICKERS, Mr. J.N. PARDY, to Emma Louisa, daughter of the late Capt. Henry ANDERSON, of St. John's.


On the 20th, inst., by Rev. G. BULLEN, Phillip ?POND of Farmer's Arm to Elizabeth Ann SKINNER of Heart's Cove.


On the 20th, inst., at Bluff Head Cove, Susie, daughter of Archibald and Harriet ROBERTS, aged 18 months.


The Public are hereby cautioned from taking the following, on orders of the Chairman of the Board of Works, stolen on the night of the 2nd inst., at Fogo, as payment has been stopped by Mr. ROLLS, viz: - special board order, No. 44, signed Abraham ANTONY, favor Eli CULL and ? brothers....$40.00; special order, No. 18 signed Thos. C. DUDER, Favor John CULL .... $16.20; special order, No. 25 signed Thos. C. DUDER, favor Henry CULL .... $16.20; special order, No.26, signed Thos. C. DUDER, favor Adam RANDLE ...$12.00; special order. No. 13, dated Nov 11, signed Abraham ANTHONY, favor Christopher COBB .....$4.00; special order, No. 32, Nov 12, signed Abraham ANTHONY, favor William CULL ....$4.00; main line order, No 19, Oct 19, signed Abraham ANTHONY, favor Henry CUll ....$6.00 (By order) W.R. STIRLING, Board Works Office Dec 16, 1886.

New Bay Correspondent

A New Bay correspondent writing under date of 2nd inst., among other general remarks, says: - ""During the season, no lives have been lost either at home or away, for which we thank a kind providence.""

Fishing at New Bay

Herring have been very plentiful here this fall and are so up to date.

Lobster Factory at New Bay

Messrs. HARVEY & Co. are getting a lobster factory built here on Mr. A. RICHARD's premises; we hope it may do good.


Mr. Robert FAGON, while away with others cutting sticks to build the house, well nigh lost his life by the falling of a tree. He was under a hill when his comrade above was cutting a tree, and without making any alarm, let the tree fall towards FAGON, which struck him on the head, causing him to fall over the cliff. He was taken up more dead than alive, his leg, arm and head being bruised a great deal. It is now nearly a month since, and he is not able to walk or get out yet, but is recovering slowly.

Road Grants at New Bay

We have got about $230 road grant this fall, all worked out on Fortune Harbor road and S.E. Arm Neck. Our local roads have been entirely neglected, though in several places they are in bad - very bad condition, but our Government is pinned to a few men's coat tails to be led as they like. I hope the time is not far distant when we shall have a better system of things. There are but three families in S.E. Arm, and yet 100 dollars is expended on the road for them, and the other roads all through the harbor neglected altogether. There is a Mr. YATES in the cove; he must have a road, of course he must, and so must the general public.

New Bay News

I think our people will tide through the winter without much complaint. Through Government help and other ways most have got supplies.


An ""Almanac and Year Book of Newfoundland under official Sanction"" will be published early in January, 1887, and may then be had at all bookstores. Orders for Outports or for Advertisement space to be addressed to the correspondence editor. F.C. BERTEAU, Treasury Office.

To the Editor

Twillingate, Dec. 24, 1886: Dear Sir, If I understand rightly, the latest case brought before the Stipendiary Magistrate of Twillingate, has been The Crown vs. HACKETT, Stewart of the SS Plover for violation of Section 2 of the License Act, which it appears, proved another verification of the Proverb: ""Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished."" It is quite bad enough for a person to be empowered by Law to sell, that through the influence of which, every command in the decalogue has been violated, but, when it is done in direct opposition to the Law, it is a practice which every right thinking individual, who has the welfare of the community at heart, should assist in putting down. Hoping that ere long, this iniquitous traffic will be a thing of the past, I remain, yours truly, Probition.


The Bianca, Thos. EARLE, master, arrived from St. John's on Saturday evening last, with cargo for Messrs. WATERMAN & Co, making a good run for this time of the year.

Coastal Steamer

The coastal steamer, Plover reached here Monday evening with mails and passengers, and having on board a large quantity of freight for the respective ports of call. She proceeded as far as Tilt Cove and called on return Wednesday night. The passengers from here for St. John's were Messrs. W.B. TOBIN, WREY and Miss RADFORD.

Salvation Army

A deputation from the Salvation Army arrived here per Plover, and purpose, we understand, making this their quarters for the winter, Greenspond, Bonavista, Catalina and Trinity are also being made stations by the Army.


The sealing steamer Nimrod from St. John's called here on Thursday en route for Griquet, having touched at Herring Neck for the purpose of landing Mr. J.D. LOCKYER, who has just returned from St. John's with his bride. The Nimrod is owned by Messrs. Job Bros. & Co, and will prosecute the seal fishery from Griquet the coming spring under the command of Capt. CREEKER. Sailing from that part of the coast the chances of success may be greater than from the more Southern part, and it is to be hoped that Mr. CROCKER's maiden effort as a sealing captain will be attended with good results.


A large assemblage congregated in the North Side Methodist Church at half-past seven o'clock on Thursday evening to witness the solemn marriage ceremony, when Mr. J. N. PERCY and Miss Emma ANDERSON were united in holy wedlock. The Revs. Geo. BALLEN and J.W. VICKERS officiated. The wedding party, consisting of bride and bridegroom. Misses G. STIRLING and Helen SCOTT, Messrs. W.C. WATERMAN and W.J. SCOTT, with the officiating ministers and a few guests were afterwards entertained at the residence of Mr. SCOTT, which he kindly offered for the occasion. The Sun joins in congratulations to the newly wedded couple, and in wishing them many years of happiness.


Contributed by George White (2003)
Nov. 20, 1886 to Dec. 25, 1886 Transcribed by Beverly Warford

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (December 2002)

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