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Twillingate Sun
January - February

Jan. 7, 1888
  Wild Cove

We learn that a great deal of damage has been done at Wild Cove, in the late breeze of wind and heavy sea, smashing up several boats and wrecking two or three stages.


The steamer Falcon left St. John's left for the northward on Wednesday night last, and owing to the heavy northeast wind and sea prevailing, has been prevented from getting along. She left Catalina yesterday morning, and was compelled to put back, where she remained all night, and left this morning at half-past nine.


By a late dispatch, we are sorry to learn of the death of one of our promising young lawyers, Mr. Jas. S. MILLEY, which occurred at St. John's yesterday morning. Mr. MILLEY was much esteemed by all who knew him, and we sympathize with his friends in their bereavement.

St. John's

The steamer Hercules, on her way to St. John's, called in here on Sunday afternoon last, and remained in port until Monday. After landing freight here, she took a quantity of fish and herring from Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., and left direct for St. John's. Mr. Wm. BYRNE went passenger by her.


A dealer in sacks, named TIERNEY, has died suddenly in Dublin from excessive drinking. In his rooms was found nearly 2,000 pounds, and having no relatives, and there being no will, this goes to the Crown.

Entertainment (Part 1)

A Tea and Entertainment, as previously advertised, came off on Thursday, January 5th, in celebration of the Anniversary of Twillingate Branch; when a considerable number of members and their friends enjoyed a bountiful repast, provided for them in St. Peter's School, for which they had purchased tickets. A couple of hours or more were pleasantly passed afterwards, in listening to and watching, the performances of a Program of amusement, well got up, well acted, and not without its uses. In order to please all, it was not thought necessary to continue the Songs or Dialogues entirely to the special subject of Temperance, although that subject was not forgotten or thrown into the background. And the result was a very fair Entertainment, with the Room quite sufficiently full.

Entertainment (Part 2)

The following was the Program: Anniversary song and Chorus - ""Hail Friends of Temperance."" Dialogue - ""A Family Weakness"". Song - Miss COLBOURNE - ""Far Away."" Recitation - Miss SNOW - The First Quarrel."" Dialogue - ""Churning for a Prize"". Song - Miss. G. STIRLING - ""Uncle John"". Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN - ""The conjugatory Dutchman."" Song, with Chorus - ""Save the Boy."" Dialogue - ""Cackle."" Song Mrs. BLACKLER and F. COLBOURNE - ""Do they miss me?"" Dialogue - ""The wife's mistake."" Recitation - Mr. A. SCOTT - ""The Dispute."" Song - Mrs. TEMPLE - ""Rock me to Sleep."" Reading - Rev. R. TEMPLE - We, versus I. Song - Miss Lily COLBOURNE - ""Twickenham Ferry."" Dialogue - ""Strategy."" Song - Miss NEWMAN - ""Nellie Gray."" Dialogue, composed expressly for the occasion, and forming a Temperance variety of the well known nursery Rhyme of The House That Jack Built; in Two Acts, and four Scenes; while between the Acts two additional songs were sung; one by Misses ASHBOURNE and SNOW - ""Love shall be the Conqueror."" and the other by Miss L. PURCHASE - ""A mother young and beautiful."" The whole concluding with ""God Save the Queen.""


At Durrell's Arm, on the 31st ult., Elizabeth, wife of Mr. James HICKS, age 40 years. On the 3rd inst., of diphtheria, Lloyd, aged 14 years, also on the 4th inst., Georgina, aged 7 years, children of Mrs. Jane ANSTY, Hearts Cove. At little Harbor, on Dec. 26th, Mr. Jasper DOWLING, aged 80 years.


Jan. 14, 1888

Shipping News

The steamer Hercules left St. John's for the North the early part of the week. She succeeded as far as Trinity when her machinery gave out and was compelled to return to St. John's arriving there on Thursday.

Magic Lantern

We are requested to say that on Tuesday evening next, 17th inst., in the Town Hall, the scenery of ""Ten Nights in the Bar-room,"" ""Rip Van Winkle"" and other views (comic) will be shown by an Electro Radiant Magic Lantern. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Exhibition to commence at 7:30. Admission 10 cents, Nfld. currency.


The steamer Tibbie came from Fogo on Tuesday and on returning was lost in Western Tickle, at nine o'clock last night. She struck on Western Rock, immediately filled with water, and quickly sank, the lives barely escaping. We are sorry that the enterprising owner should meet with such a misfortune, as we understand there was no insurance on the steamer, which cost between seven and eight hundred pounds.


We are sorry to learn that during the gale and sea that prevailed on the 5th inst., the Schooner Springbird belonging to M. OSMOND, Esq., Morton's Harbor, which was moored in Pearce's Harbor for the winter, with the intention of prosecuting the seal fishery, was driven ashore and broken to pieces. There was such a tremendous sea running that the anchor was lifted from the bottom and landed ashore on the beach. The vessel was nearly new, and there being no insurance on her, the loss is a very serious one to the owner.

Shipping News

The steamer Falcon, Capt. ASH, with mails and passengers arrived here Monday evening. She left St. John's midnight on the previous Wednesday and was prevented from getting here sooner owing to the high winds and heavy sea that prevailed all along the route, the like of which was said not to have been experienced for the past ten years. At Seldom-come-by several boats were washed from the beach and lost, but with this exception we have not heard of any serious damage being effected as there were no craft moored in the harbors, where the seas were. The Falcon 's trip was to have extended to Griquet but could only get as far as Conche in consequence of ices, and called here, early this morning en route going South. Subjoined is the list of passengers from St. John's: Trinity-Mr. D. C. WEBBER, Mr. CHRISTIAN. Catalina-Mr. ROPER. King's Cove-Miss TUCKER, Miss DROGAN, Mr. S. A. CHURCHILL. Herring Neck-Mr. W. LOCKYER. Fogo-Messrs. R. SCOTT, J. HODGE, Jas. WATERMAN. Twillingate-Messrs. W. TOBIN, D. OSMOND.


Three men drowned - By the arrival of a boat from Random, we learn that a sad drowning accident occurred at that place on Friday night last, resulting in the death of three men. It seems that two men, named respectively, Richard GOOBY and Wm. GREGG left their homes on the above mentioned day to put another man, (whose name we have not ascertained) [illegible] South West Arm of Random, and nothing has since been heard of them, except that the boat has been picked up, so that it is only too certain that the poor fellows have met a watery grave. - Trinity Record


Sir Ambrose SHEA has, according to advices just received, met with a cardinal welcome at Nassau. The Nassau Guardian says:-""Our hope is that Governor SHEA's conduct of this, his first government, will meet with a familiar satisfaction to that which he has [illegible] to those he has left, from his service in Newfoundland."" For the purpose of encouraging the building of that class of vessels suitable for the Bank Fishery, and as a means of providing employment during the ensuing winter, the Government has determined on giving a bounty of two dollars per ton, in addition to that provided by the Shipbuilding Act of last Session on all vessels of fifty tons and upwards, the building of which shall be commenced after this date, and completed before July 1st next, the date of the expiration of the present Act; the vessels to be built according to the schedule to that Act. Advices from St. PIERRE state that M. LaMONTLE [?]the Governor of the Island, in his speech at the opening of the Council-General, discussed the consequences of the Newfoundland Bait Bill to French fishermen. He declared that they would frustrate the calculations of [illegible[ Newfoundland.


Jan. 21, 1888


Funeral of the late Mrs. DIEM: On Tuesday, Jan.3rd, Mrs. DIEM, wife of Mr. Jacob P. DIEM, cashier of the Mining Co., Little Bay, departed this life after a short illness. On Friday, Jan 6th, at 2:30 the funeral took place. It was largely attended by the officers and employees of the mines. Messrs. LAMB, VEY, TILLY, DONAVAN, C. REDDIN, BENSON, MAY, RENDALL, WELLS, BOYLES, SHEPHERD and CHARD were pall bearers. The long procession walked to the Church of England and were there met by the Rev. Mr. TURNER who, besides the usual service, preached an appropriate discourse. The congregation then went to the graveyard and left there the remains of the deceased. Mrs. DIEM will be greatly missed as a Church worker and at her home by her large family.


A Post Office Notice in another column intimates that the first overland mail for the South, closes on Tuesday evening next, 24th inst., at 8:30 sharp.

Tilt Cove

From Tilt Cove, we learn that Matthew LANNEN was injured in the mine while at work. He had five dynamite in his pants pocket which caught fire and burnt him badly.


Before the waters around our shores became frozen, those of our people who had nets did very well with seals, one or two crews having captured over seventy and eighty. The severe weather of the past week or ten days has presented a different spectacle from formerly, and now the result of King Frost's operation can be seen far and near.

Heavy Seas

The heavy sea and breeze of wind experienced on the 5th inst., seem to have been more disastrous to the Northward of us than in other direction. In addition to the loss of the schooner belonging to Mr. OSMOND, Morton's Harbor reported in last paper, another that was in Pearce's Harbor same time, belonging to the Messrs. BRETTS was almost totally wrecked. Other craft were also moored in the harbor, intending to engage in the seal fishery, but these were the only two that sustained any damage.

Shoe Cove

At Shoe Cove we learn that the breeze and sea were very disastrous. Extracts from a private letter with which we have been favored, say that stores and every thing the owners had in them for the winter were carried away. The sea ran in to the grave yard in Shoe Cove Bight. Mr. Elias TOMS lost sixteen hundred dollars worth. William WINDSOR, Tilt Cove, lost store and stage and all the rope belonging to him.

Magic Lantern

The scenery of ""Ten Nights in the Bar Room"", ""Rip Van Winkle"" and other scenes of a comic nature were exhibited in the Town Hall with good effect, by means of a Magic Lantern, on Tuesday evening last. The audience was not very large, owing in part, probably, to the very cold evening.


The premises of Mr. NURSE, Back Harbor, were entered one night last week, but it is not known whether much mischief was done by the miscreants, the shop and dwelling house being all barred up, and the owner at St. Johns for the winter. A pane of glass in the shop of Messrs. OWEN & EARLE was broken on Sunday night or early Monday morning, and a plane taken away. It is hoped that no effort will be spared on the part of the authorities with the aim of bringing the perpetrators of such felonious acts to justice.


At Little Bay, on Dec. 24th, by the Rev. H. ABRAHAM, George A. WHITE, to Amelia J. WISEMAN.


At the same place, on the same date, by the same, Robert G. MORRIS, to Sarah M. MOORES.

New Bay Items

The following extracts are taken from a private letter, January 9th, for which we thank our correspondent: Our people did scarcely anything with the fish at home, not averaging five qtls. for a boat; but we have heard very little cry of want. People looked well to their gardens and raising pigs, sheep, goats, &c., which become more than two-thirds of their living. People may say what they like about agricultural pursuits, but it can be seen here that the man who grows a good garden of potatoes, &c, has no need of falling back on pauper relief. Good work was done on our local roads this fall, several of the worst places have been repaired. I am informed that no grant for the main line between Fortune Harbor and New Bay has been given here this fall which shows discrepancy on the part of our members. But for our local money, to the credit of the board, be it said, good work has been done. Of late a heavy sea has been running here. Mr. John COX lost his stage, fourteen seal-pelts, and I am told, a good deal besides. This was on the night of the 5th inst. For a week or more before, there appeared to be a good many seals in the bay. Mr. COX got something over twenty. Foxes are very plentiful about the bay.


The decimal system of currency came into operation, on the 3rd., inst. From this date Foreign Silver Coins will be taken at the Newfoundland Banks as follows: Mexican and Spanish Dollars, [ Five] franc pieces, &c - 60 cents. Mexican and Spanish Half Dollars - 30 cents. English Silver - 2/6 - 60 cents; 2/ - 48 cents; 1 - 24 cents; 6 - 12 cents; 3 - 6 cents; Canadian 50 cents - 45 cents; 25 cents - 23 cents; 20 cents - 18 cents; 10 cents - 8 cents; 5 cents - 4 cents: American $1.00 - 80 cents; 50 cents - 40 cents; 35 cents - 20 cents; 20 cents - 16 cents; Dime - 8 cents; 1/2 dime - 4 cents. American and Canadian notes, 3 per ct discount.


Loss of the Steam Launch ""Tibbie"": The following are the particulars of the loss of the steam launch ""Tibbie"" reported in the last paper. At 9 o'clock on Thursday morning the 12th inst., the steam launch ""Tibbie"", owned by Robert SCOTT, Esq. Of Fogo, left Twillingate for Fogo, via Beaver Cove. She had the owner and four passengers, besides the crew consisting of two men. She landed three of the passengers at Beaver Cove at 1 p.m., and as it got very thick she went no farther than Change Island that night. Next day, Friday, she left Change Islands at 1 p.m.. and was seen from Fogo at 2 p.m.. A crowd of men with John SCOTT, son of the owner went up on a hill to signal them to go back, but their signals were misunderstood and the ""Tibbie"" came on and tried to enter the harbor by the Eastern tickle. The men were all down at the tickle but the ""Tibbie"" could not get far enough to communicate with them. She then went down to the Boatswain's Tickle and the men had to walk round shore. While John SCOTT was crossing the ice to the North Side he fell through, and sprained his thigh. When the men got round to the Western Tickle, the ""Tibbie"" was being was being tossed by the waves and those on shore thought every moment that they had seen the last of her. It was 9 p.m.. when she got rowed to the Boatswains tickle and just as she got into the worst part, some part of her machinery refused to do its work, and she was at the mercy of the waves. Once those on shore heard screams and thought that all was up, but one of the men called Robert IRISH, got his boat and with the willing help of the North side men under the superintendence of John SCOTT, they got out lines and rescued those on board, but none too soon for just after they left her she turned bottom up. It is not know if she blew up, as amid the confusion and noise of the waves a report could not have been heard. A quarter of an hour after she struck, there was not a sign of her to be seen. The boat with the rescued was hauled ashore and those in her, helped to a house near by where restoratives were given to those that required them. None of those on board were seriously hurt.


January 28 1888


Mr. James MILLEY, barrister-at-law, quietly passed away at 11 o'clock this morning. For some time back he had been ailing. He caught a heavy cold from sitting at a directors' meeting of the Metropolitan Club in wet clothes. It terminated in paralysis of the right side of his body. Mr. Milley was a hard-working painstaking young man. While at the drapery business, which he commenced very young, he laid up sufficient money to educate himself for the bar. He studied law with the late Mr. BOONE, and was a fellow student of Mr. T J MURPHY, the present radical member for the East End. In politics, so far as he was connected with them, he was a liberal and a supporter of Sir W V WHITEWAY. To his sorrowing relatives we tender our sincere sympathy in this their hour of affliction. (Evening Telegram, Jan.6.)


A Barracks, for the Salvation Army followers, is in course of erection on South Island, on ground given for the purpose by Mr. James WHITEHORN.


In celebrating their anniversary this year, the L.O.A. Societies will attend divine service in the North Side Methodist Church when it is expected that the Rev G BULLEN will preach for them.


A very severe snowstorm was experienced on Wednesday last, and large piles of snow have been created in many places. It was unabated for the whole day, and being rather frosty, too, many pronounced it as the roughest day that has visited us for several winters, being a reminder of similar days experienced in years gone by.


The steamer HERCULES arrived from St. John's on Saturday evening last. She succeeded in getting inside of Burnt Island Tickle, where she remained until the next morning, when she got back to Durrell's Arm and landed her freight. The HERCULES left on return early Monday morning, but had to come back owing to ice.


Our thanks are due to the editor, Mr. F C BERTEAU, St John's, for a copy of "The Year Book and Almanac of Newfoundland for 1888", which has been neatly and creditably printed at the office of Queen's Printer, St John's. The work is full of useful and instructive information appertaining to the affairs of our country, which, in addition to the Calendar department make it a very desirable book for our people to possess. A few copies are for sale at the office of our respected Magistrate, F. BERTEAU, Esq., Front Harbor, the price of which is Thirty Cents.


Capt. HODDER, commander of the Gloucester schr. EDWARD E . J? WEBSTER, and half brother of the famous Sol. JACOBS, arrived on the Portia last night. He has been down to Newfoundland to select seven sealers for the Pacific seal fisheries. It will be remembered that the schrs. MOLLIE ADAMS and WEBSTER left Gloucester a couple of months ago, for Alaskan waters. Captains JACOBS and HODDER with a party of 15 sealers will proceed over land. Captain Hodder reports that there are plenty of herring at Fortune Bay, but no ice to freeze them. (HALIFAX HERALD, Jan 4th).


February 4 1888


PROGRAMME: Overture - Brass Band. Song - Three Jolly Sailor Boys, Bros. ANSTEY, FREEMAN and LUTHER. Reading - The Captain's Story, Rev Bro. PITTMAN. Recitation - Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Skipper of the FAIRY JANE, Bro. Robert RYALL. Reading - Mr. & Mrs. BOWSERY, Bro. Thomas YOUNG. Recitation - Pad CONNERS, Bro. William SNOW. Dialogue - Lochiel's Warning, Bro. FINDLATE and Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Nancy, Bro Mark NEWMAN. Reading - Two Slaves, Bro John PURCHASE. Song - That Horris Girl, Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Bro G G WILLIAM. Reading - Darby and the Ram, A. PITTMAN. Song - A Fly and that was all, Mr. TEMPLETON. Dialogue - crew of the SUNBEAM. The Entertainment began at 7:30, but long before that time the hall was filled with eager waiters for the Chairman's opening remarks...Miss G. STIRLING played the accompaniments.


The steamer HERCULES that was jammed in the ice in Burnt Island Tickle, got clear last Saturday monring and arrived in St John's Monday evening.


At a meeting of the Terra Nova Insurance Club held yesterday (Feby 3rd), the rate of premium for the past year was declared to be seven shillings per cent.


We learn that a list has been opened in Messrs. W. WATERMAN's Co. office for any friends who would like to assist Messrs. BRETT of Moretons Harbour in the loss they have sustained. Mention was made in our columns before the stranding of their vessel at Pierce's Harbour, during the gale of the 5th ult. We believe that there was no insurance on her... the loss, therefore is a severe one for them, and one which claims the practical sympathy of their friends whom we hope will show their desire to help them by liberally subscribing, so far as is in their power, to the list now open at the place named.


The ""North Star"" Division, Sons of Temperance, purpose celebrating their annual festival on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 14th). Divine service will be attended in the North Side Methodist Church and after the customary parade, the Society will return to the Hall for tea. In the evening an entertainment will be given, for which a suitable and attractive programme is in course of preparation. Tickets for the tea and entertainment are thirty cents, and may be had from either of the following members: - Messrs. Reuben BACKMORE, John HILLYARD, John Wesley ROBERTS, Frederick LINFIELD, Chas. MAYNE, North Side; George BARRETT, South Side; and Isaac MOORS, Back Harbour.


We are glad to learn that on February 2nd, Mr. William HODDER received a cablegram informing him that his son, Captain Samuel HODDER and men who left here some time ago, have arrived out to Seatlee (?Seattle), all right, and Captain Solomon JACOBS leaves for there on Monday next.


February 11 1888


A quantity of choice oranges, dates, and other luscious fruit is now selling cheap at Miss TAYLOR's shop.


Several seals have been killed in the water of late, where the ice has been slack enough for them to come up between.


Premier THORBURN lately left for England, having been compelled to go on private business, and is expected back in the early part of March.


The mail couriers returned from Exploits last evening but did not bring (any?) mail, as it had not reached there up to the time of their leaving.

FIRE at Harbour Grace

A special despatch to the St John's Evening Mercury, from Harbour Grace Junction, dated Jan. 12th, says that a fire occurred at 2 p.m. yesterday. Engine house totally destroyed. The hotel, with contents, were saved through great exertion though some of the movables were badly burnt and broken. Train to Harbour Grace could not land freight owing to the fire and had some difficulty to pass.


Peacefully, at St John's, on Sunday last, at noon, George Albert SCOTT, aged 27 years, only surviving brother of Mr. W J SCOTT of this place. He was interred on Tuesday in the General Protestant Cemetery attended by the Masonic Fraternity, six of whom were pall bearers.


At St John's on the 24th January, Mary Rose, beloved daughter of Captain John GREEN, aged 24 years.


February 18 1888


By telegraphic intelligence from St. John's, we learn that up to the 11th inst., the Norwegian fishery yielded three millions, against one and a half million last year, same date.


The text of the Sermon preached by Rev J, EMBREE, President Conference, at the funeral of the late Rev Mr. HOWE, of Seldom-Come-By (illegible) has been received, and will be printed, by request, in next paper.


On Thursday, the 26th of January, Mr. G L THOMSON, mineral analyst and superintendent of the smelting works, was married to Miss Amelia WHYTE, youngest daughter of the Manager, Capt. WHYTE. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride by Rev H. ABRAHAM. Mr. James WHYTE acted as groomsman, and Miss BLANDFORD, daughter of J B Blandford, Esq., J.P., as bridesmaid. After the breakfast, the happy pair accompanied by other friends, drove to their new residence. Several choice presents were given; among them was a handsome clock given by the men working under the supervision of Mr. THOMPSON, at Little Bay.


At Fortune Harbour, on February 1st, the wife of Mr. Thomas QUIRK, a son.


On February 3rd, the wife of Mr. James HANS, of a son.


On February 5th, the wife of Mr. James CARROLL, of a daughter.


At Little Bay on January 12th, by the Rev H ABRAHAM, Mr. William PHORAN to Miss Annie L RIDOUT.


At Moretons Harbour on the 13th inst., by the Rev J HEYFIELD, Mr. Hercules John RIDOUT, of Whales Gulch, to Miss Matilda MILLS, of Moretons Harbour.


With her son (Mr. Silas BURT), at Wild Cove, on Sunday morning, February 12th, after a lingering illness, Ann, relict of the late Mr. Richard BURT, in the 69th year of her age……


At Webber's Bight, on Dec 15th, Mr. John CARROLL, aged 72 years, leaving a large family and loving friends to mourn their loss.


At Fortune Harbour, Dec 18th, after a long illness, Mr. Michael BRYAN, aged 58 years. The deceased was a native of St Mullins, county of Carlow, Ireland, and was residing in the above named place about 40 years.


At Leading Tickles on January 25th, Mr. Joseph COOK, an old and respectable inhabitant, much and deservedly regretted by a large family and sorrowing friends.


North Star Division No 15, Sons of Temperance, Shrove Tuesday. Recitation ""What's in the cup"" - Sarah PATTEN; Address - Mr. THOMPSON; Recitation - ""A Hero"" - Henry BLACKMORE; Solo - ""Please give me a penny"" - Mrs. J P THOMPSON; Address - Bro. W J SCOTT; Recitation - ""The Captain's Remedy"" - Arthur LOVERIDGE; Recitation ""Child's Prayer"" - Katie BAIRD; Address - Rev Mr. HEYFIELD; Recitation ""I'll marry no man if he drinks"" - Olivia BLACKMORE; Recitation ""My Wish"" - Roland NEWMAN; Address - Rev Geo BULLEN; Recitation ""The Husband's Vow"" - Minnie BARNES; Vote of thanks - proposed by Bro W J SCOTT, seconded by Bro C MAYNE.


Quite an excitement has been created here among the commonality by the arrival and proceedings of Lieutenant PENNY and Cadet HOUSE. They were at first entertained by Mr. Alfred RIDEOUT, but to the surprise of many they soon moved to Mr. Thomas RICE's. They have continued to hold their noisy and sacriligious services in the homes of Mr. Rice and Mr. J CLARKE. The latter we are informed was fully enlisted by the two girls last week and put on the familiar and stroking symbols for the first time last Sunday. Mr. E R BURGESS, formerly teacher at the Presbyterian Academy, St. John's, had the honor last Sunday afternoon, of driving in sleigh, Lieutenant Penny and her aid-de-camp, MRS. Alfred RIDEOUT, to conduct a service at some distance from Little Bay. Thus far they are unable to obtain a place for their services. No parties want them in their neighbourhood to have the peace of the place disturbed. However the rush to see the two girls with peculiar dress and musical instruments is passing away and soon the number of their hearers will greatly decrease. Several of the wildest of the soldiers, who were singing and throwing their arms about last Sunday, when coming from the meeting, were well snow-balled.


February 25 1888


Our cod-oil fetches but a small price in the British markets at present. The palm-oil of the Congo is being extensively used in its stead.


The lobster fishery is booming. In 1885 were put up $85,000; In 1886 $150,000; and in 1887 $209,000; still larger returns are expected for 1888.


There are 20 men employed in the mill of the Town Land and Timber Company. The logs are large and fine timbers. Mr. BOND has been out there directing operations.


A high license law for the next session of the legislature is now being discussed by the Prohibition League. There is no certain information as to whether it will be a government measure. It will be remembered that high license was the embodiment of the anti-prohibition resolutions of Ellis C WATSON, Esq., of last session.


On Saturday last, Feb 18th, by gradual decay, Mrs. Martha FOX, an old and respected resident of Back Harbour. She was buried on Tuesday at the Church of England Cemetery.


A funeral Sermon will be preached in St Peters Church tomorrow (Sunday) evening by the Rev R. TEMPLE, R.D., for Mrs. FOX of Back Harbour, who passed away on Saturday last, at an advanced age and was interred in the Church of England cemetery on Tuesday last.


The Chairman of the Church of England Board of Education, desires to acknowledge with thanks, the assistance rendered him, in hauling the Arm School house to a more convenient position than that in which it was originally placed. While equally suitable for Sunday School purposes, it will now be available for the children of the South Side as well as those of the Arm. It will be opened after Easter as a permanent school.


Within the past fortnight three stores belonging to F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipenidary Magistrate, were successfully launched from his late residence, Back Harbour, to the premises he now occupies in Front Harbour. The undertaking was supervised by Mr. James FIFIELD. The hauling of the stores engaged part of two days, and on each occasion large numbers of men from various parts of the place, freely gave their services to assist the work, thereby evidencing a kindly spirit toward our esteemed Magistrate......


A dispatch from St. John's Feb. 21st says: ""The steamers POLYNESIA and ESQUIMAUX arrived yesterday. Arrangements are being made to secure seats for ladies in the House of Assembly.


Contributed by George White (2002)
Jan 7, 1888 to Jan 21, 1888 Transcribed by Joyce Simms
Jan 28, 1888 to February 25, 1888 Transcribed by Jill Marshall

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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