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Twillingate Sun
July - August

July 5, 1888

Ship News

The little steamer ""Dart"", belonging to Messrs. JOB Brothers, St. John's, bound to Labrador, put into port Monday and left the following morning.

The Fishery

The banking schooner ""Rose May"", belonging to Messrs. Allan GOODRIDGE & Sons, arrived at Bay Bulls on the 14th ult., with 700 quintals of fish. A fair share of success seems to be attending fishery operations on the Banks, so far this season.

Ship News

The steamer ""Fleeta"" left here on the 26th ult., for White Bay with Rev. Mr. ANDREWS, and five female teachers for various parts of the Bay. Mr. ANDREWS will have charge of that mission for the present, and no doubt his thorough acquaintance with the coast and people will make him a valuable Church worker. He seems to be alive to educational requirements of the people from the staff of teachers which accompanied him. The Fleeta's coal ran short and she had to put into La Saie and await the arrival of a supply which was sent by a schooner that left on Tuesday and the steamer returned last evening.


On the 9th ult., a melancholy accident occurred in the vicinity of Greenspond. Five men, Josiah BULLON, Elias BULLON, James ROGERS, James ROGERS jr, and Richard ROGERS, had been to Fair Island in a small boat, discharged a load of lobsters and were returning to Deer Island. When within a mile of that place a very heavy sea broke, filling the boat. Four of the men were drowned, the fifth, Richard ROGERS drove ashore with the boat. Two of them, BULLON and RICHARDS were married and leave large families.

Church reopening

A short but interesting account of the re-opening of Christ Chruch, Quidi Vidi, St. John's will be found on our first page to-day. This Church for some time had been in a dilapidated condition, but about six months ago the present Lay-Reader, Mr W.R. STIRLING, was placed in charge and we are told that ""with ....... zeal he determined to make an effort to have the building repaired and otherwise put in order,"" which resulted in the event to which we have alluded. On entering the Church, we are told that the most noticeable improvement is the addition of a new chancel window very beautifully designed, which was presented by Mrs. J.R. McCOWEN in memory of her father, the Rev. William NETTEN, who had occasionally officiated in that Church upwards of forty years ago. At the base of the window there is an appropriate inscription to that honored servant of God who ""fell asleep in Christ March 9, 1886.""


It is always pleasing to note the success of our young Newfoundlanders, whether at home or abroad. From an item on our first page, which we copy from the Harbor Grace Standard, it will be seen that the Rev. G.J.A. THOMPSON (son of W.H. THOMPSON, Esq., J.P.) after a course of studies, has won professional distinctions of a rare character. In April last the degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him by the McGill University, having three months previously passed his final examinations for Bachelor of Divinity, which he received from the Senate of the Presbyterian College, Montreal. The Standard says: ""In May he wrote on his final papers for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and this latest honor he has recently received from the Faculty of Illinois University, after searching examinations in the departments of Meta-physics and Christian Apologetics. The subject of his graduation thesis was: 'Modern Culture in its relation to Christianity.' ""

Steamer Notes

The ""Plover"" left St. John's yesterday for the North, bringing freight and passengers. She will likely call at all the principal ports. It is said that this steamer intends making frequent trips, and if so she will prove of great convenience to the public. The ""Conscript"", Capt. MANUEL, makes her first visit North this week leaving on Saturday. We shall welcome the captain in his new ship, and hope her career will prove as successful as her predecessor's. The ""Mary Parker"" arrived yesterday from St. John's, having been only a week left.

Steamer Notes

The ""Curlew"" is engaged to perform the mail service on the Labrador coast this summer, and will be commanded by captain Abraham KANE, one of the representatives for Bonavista district. He possesses a good knowledge of the coast and with a faster ship, and one that affords accommodation for a larger number of passengers than either one previously employed, there is reason to hope for a marked improvement in the performance of this service. The Curlew is to leave St. John's on the 11th inst.


Married. At Ashton Villa, on the 3rd of July by the Rev. W. HARRIS, Mr. Thomas HELLIER, Ragged Point, to Miss Jane JENKINS, of Jenkin's Cove.


At Tizzard's Harbor, on the 29th June, of diphtheria, Madora, daughter of Mr. Abraham OSMOND, aged 7 years.


On the 19th ult., Robert, third son of James HIPPISLEY, Esq., Stipendary Magistrate.

Sale of Work

As the North Side congregation intend having a Sale of Work next Fall for the purpose of removing debt from the church, any money or articles will be thankfully received by the following ladies who form the committee: -- Mrs.BULLEN, Mrs.Andrew PEARCE, Mrs.Hannah MORES, Mrs. B. SHAVE, Mrs.THOMPSON, Mrs. J.W. ROBERTS, Mrs. Albert SPENCER, Mrs. Samuel YOUNG, Mrs. W. HARBIN, Mrs. SAMWAYS, Mrs. Geo. ROBERTS; Miss M.A. ROBERTS, Miss SCOTT, Miss Lavenia ROBERTS, Miss H. PRESTON, Miss Amelia ROBERTS, Miss Mary E. HODDER, Miss LACEY.

Lost Overboard

The schooner ""J.S. Foote"" Captain W.R. REID, of this port, which arrived this morning from the Northward with a cargo of lumber, reports the loss of one of her crew by falling overboard off Black Island, Green Bay. The man is named John BRIEN, aged 35 years, married, and lived on Carter's Hill, though formerly belonged to Pouch Cove. At the time of the accident the captain, Robert ASH and deceased were the watch on deck, the time being 1:30 o'clock at night or rather morning. Of wind and sea there was none, or very little, the night was lighted with stars, and the vessel was proceeding at the rate of only one mile an hour, when the captain heard an outcry from the poor fellow when he found himself in the sea. Captain REID ordered the helm hard up, which was immediately done by ASH, roused up the men below and then himself and ASH launched a boat and rowed in the direction of the drowning man, but could see nothing of him. Had he swam for any time the captain thinks they should have found him. How he fell overboard in so tranquil a sea they have no idea, Evening Telegram, June 19.

The Fishery

In some parts around these shores a little has been done by our fishermen within the past five or six days. In Fridays Bay a few boats from here got over two quintals. At Crow Head a little was done yesterday morning with hook and line. Very little fish has been trapped up to date. On Monday morning one crew at Crow Head with two traps got three quintals out of one, but the other had none. At Fogo and Barr'd Island the prospect, we learn, is better than for the past two years. One trap a few days ago had fifty quintals. By a craft that has lately come from the Cape Shore, we hear that a little was being done a Shoe Cove, where the prospect was encouraging, as well as on other parts of the shore. The out-look is not altogether discouraging for so early a date. The salmon fishery in New Bay has been pretty good, but refuse from the mill has again proved a great impediment to its success and destroyed valuable property.


July 21, 1888

Ship Arrival

We are pleased to welcome in port our old friend Capt. JONES, of the ""Robert Morris"", who arrived from Cadiz on Saturday last with a cargo of salt to the long established firm of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co.

Ship Arrival

A special dispatch from Greenspond last evening informs us that the steamer ""Conscript"" arrived there at 7 o'clock, and would leave for Fogo at 8:30. Fish in the vicinity of Greenspond is reported scarce.


The Tilt Cove mine being in active work, makes a great difference to the people on Cape Shore, and there is every prospect of better times in that locality.


Last week our esteemed citizen, Dr. STIRLING, went to Tilt Cove mine in the ""Snowbird"" at the solicitation of the company, to practice there a short time, until a medical man arrived from England.


The editor of the Trinity Record Mr. D.C. WEBBER, visited this place by the first trip of the ""Conscript"" when we were sorry to have been absent. No doubt, many of his old friends were pleased to see him, and we hope he enjoyed his short visit.

Ship Arrival

The new coastal steamer ""Conscript"" made her first visit here on the 9th inst, having on board a good many passengers and a considerable quantity of freight for the various ports of call. The Rev. W. TEMPLE and lady were passengers for Twillingate whom we are pleased to welcome to our town. We had not an opportunity of seeing the Conscript, but from what we can learn she appears to be all that can be desired for the comfort and convenience of passengers.

Ship Arrival

The schooner ""Patience"" arrived from St. John's yesterday afternoon to J. B. TOBIN, Esq. She made a splendid run, having only left St. John's the previous morning. We are thankful to the master, Mr. Stephen NEWMAN, for late local papers up to the 18th inst.

The Fisheries (Part 1)

Within the past fortnight several craft have returned form the French Shore, having done very well for a short time being absent. The following are the arrivals: -- Five Brothers, R. YOUNG - 119 brls.; Sweepstake, S. YOUNG - 50 brls.; Six Brothers, J. YOUNG - 190 brls.; H.W.B., R. BLACKMORE - 40 brls.; J.M. LACEY, James PHILLIPS - 144 brls.; Erebus, G. VATCHER - 150 brls.. Two or three schooners also returned having done fairly. In and around this locality the cod fishery up to date has been wretched. With a few exceptions, our shore fishermen have not more than four or five quintals per man. At Herring Neck it is considerably better, average per man being something like twelve or fourteen quintals, with a little doing whenever bait can be secured. We are glad to report that the fishery news, although poor in Green Bay, is much better Northward, and from Shoe Cove to Quirpoon it is very satisfactory, more especially from Harbor Deep to Quirpoon where the average catch is eighteen quintals per man.

The Fisheries (Part 2)

In the White Bay it is fair with about ten quintals per man, and a large quantity of fish on the ground, with every hope of a good fall's catch. The fishery at Fogo is very promising, and with about fifteen quintals per man at present. There is every hope of the season being pretty fair. From Joe Batt's Arm. We are indebted to a friend for the following result of the fishery by trapmen at Joe Batt's Arm, up to the early part of the present month which can be taken as being reliable, the average for so early a date cannot be considered altogether bad, and if the fishery should turn out any way favorable later in the season, which is generally the case in that locality, a fair average catch may be anticipated. The average for hook and line men up to same date was something like eight quintals per man: --

The Fisheries (Part 3)

John FEDKE & Sons - 100; Joseph COFFIN - 100; Joseph BROWN (three hands) - 100; W. BRETT - 100; Nathaniel BRETT - 80; W. MERCIER - 70; George BROWN - 70; Joseph MERCIER - 60; George COFFIN - 60; James FREKE Bros - 60; Samuel FREKE - 60; Thomas ETHRIDGE 50; Philip PEARCE - 50; Henry HEAD - 50; A. FREKE - 50; Jacob BROWN - 50; John PEARCE - 45; John HEAD - 40; W. JACOBS - 30; Henry JACOBS - 30; John FREKE - 30; Thomas COFFIN - 30; John COFFIN - 30; Richard & G. BROWN - 30; Martin HACKETT - 25; BURKE Bros - 25. At Tilton Harbor there is a slight improvement on the above, but at Barr'd Island we learn that the fishery has not been quite so good. The Salmon fishery on the whole is satisfactory, and quite up to the average. The Lobster Factories at New Bay and Leading Tickles have done very well and have been a great assistance to the people.


The Rev. Geo. BULLEN and family left for Fogo on Thursday last. He leaves us to take charge of that circuit, to which he was appointed by the annual Conference, lately held in St. John's. During the three years of his ministry on this curcuit, Mr. Bullen won the affection and good will of his congregation, and by his removal, the Methodist pulpit here will loose an expounder of the truth, which for deep thought and forceness of delivery cannot easily be excelled. Before leaving he was the recipient of an address from the Quarterly Offical Board of the circuit, on behalf of the Methodist congregations to whom he labored with much acceptance the past three years, also a cheque for

40, which was made up by a few members of the congregation. The address and reply will be printed in another paper. We wish the Rev. gentleman every success in his new field of ministerial work.

Ship Arrival

The ""Curlew"", Capt. A. KANE, en route for Labrador, touched into port on Friday the 13th inst., to land Miss Lizzie and Miss Minnie TOBIN, and we were glad to welcome them back after a few months absence.

Ship News

The ""Romeo"" owned by M. OSMOND, Esq., J.P., which left Morton's Harbor for St. John's ten days before, returned last Saturday. She made a fine run back coming as far as Seldom-Come-By in seventeen hours, with no great breeze of wind. The Romeo is an excellent vessel of 84 tons, and is sister to the ""Juliet"", both of which were built in Morton's Harbor the past winter. The Juliet makes an addition to the large fleet of E. Duder, Esq., in this Bay, having been purchased for Mr. John ROBERTS of the Arm. The two craft are most substantially built, and equipped with first class gear, &c, and would make as good banking schooners as are sailing out of this or any other country. The Romeo will be engaged by the owner, in the trading business in White Bay this season, and left on her second trip for there a few days ago.

The Fishery

*The fishery in the vicinity of Little Bay Islands is exceedingly bad.

From Little Bay

Owing to want of rain Messrs. CURTIS are unable to get a large part of their logs out of the brook. The new find of copper at Little Bay is being steadily worked. It promises to be successful. The Little Bay Band parade the streets, fine meetings, giving to the public the treat of hearing good and joyful music. ""Glory Tom"" visited Little Bay this boat. The Army here have made no recent converts. They are so unpopular that they cannot rent or loan any school house or hall in the place. However on Sundays and fine evenings their out door meetings continue to disturb the quiet town.

The Fishery

The ""Muriel"" of Carbonear arrived at Sydney, C.B. on the 10th inst., with date from Francis Harbor, Labrador, till the 2nd inst., and reports: Salmon fishery fair, caplin plentiful, codfish rather scarce, a quantity of ice hanging on the coast.- Evening Mercury, July 14.


On the 4th inst., at the church of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail, by the Rev. Edward COLLEY, S.P.G., Incumbent of Topsail, John E. FURNEAUX, Esq., proprietor of the Evening Mercury, to Amelia DAYMOND.


At Little Bay, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. H. ABRAHAM, Mr. William GRANT to Miss Mary ROLFE.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered: July 4, Pearl, LOWER, Cadiz, salt, - W. WATERMAN & Co.; July 10, Savard, MONARD, Montreal, provisions, - OWEN & EARLE; July 10, Robert Morris, JONES, Cadiz, salt - W. WATERMAN & Co.; July 18, Edwin, GRIFFITH, Cadiz, slat, - E. DUDER; Cleared: June 29, Faith, GEORGE, Sydney via Tilt Cove, ballast, - W. WATERMAN & Co; July 4, Fortune, DANIEL, St. John's, oil and skins - W. WATERMAN & Co.; July 4, Isabella Wilson, ELLIS, Tilt Cove, ballast - Captain; July 4, Lilla, SPAIGHT, St. John's, oil - J.B. TOBIN; July 13, J.Savard, MENARD, Sydney, ballast - Captain.

Surveyors (Part 1)

Published by Authority. His Excellenty the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint the following persons to be Surveyors under Agricultural Act, 1888:-- All officers in the Surveyor General's Department, St. John's. C.S. ROWLAND, Tilt Cove; Jas. STRONG, J.P., Little Bay Island; Charles W. WARR, Robert's Arm; J.M. SILK, Leading Tickles; Peter MOORES, Fortune Harbor; Wm. M. WINSOR, Exploits; J.B. OSMOND, Morton's Harbor; J.D. LOCKYER, Herring Neck; W. CUNNINGHAM, Nipper's Harbor; Secretary's Office, St. John's, June 26, 1888. J.B. HOWSON, N.W. Arm, Green Bay; H.M. HERBERT, Nipper's Harbor; James WHITE, Little Bay; Thomas PEYTON, Twillingate; John T. OAKLEY, Greenspond; Henry MILES, Open Hall; Charles E. THOMPSON, Bonavista; Gilbert H. COLE, Trintiy; John T. CURRIE, Britannia Cove; William CHRISTAN, Old Perlican; Aubrey J. CROCKER, Carbonear; G.W.R. HIER...HY, Bay Roberts; John HEARN, Brigus; John HADDON, St. John's; Allen F. LONG. St. John's; William SWANSBOROUGH, Topsail; Thomas DRISCOLL, Mobile; James HARNEY, St. Mary's; Thomas O'REILLY, Placentia; H.J. HADDON, Fortune; Henry CAMP, Pushthrough; Philip HUBERT, Harbor Briton; Robert T. SQUAREY, Channel; James L. KNIGHT, Codroy; Lawrence BARRON, Bay-of-Islands; Donald BROWNE, Bonne Bay; R.C. LAWERENCE, Brigus; Philip MOORE, Bay-de-Verde; Richard LAWTON, King's Cove, Bonavista Bay; Alfred O'MEARS, Harbor Grace Junction; Jonathan NOSEWORTHY, Alexander Bay; William KENT, Hermitage Cove; F.F. GERNEAUX, Kelligrews; Nehemiah FROST, Northern Bight; Ruben PIPPY, Hant's Harbor; William BADCOCK, Catalina; Uriah COLE, Collier's Bay, Trinity Bay; Joseph LILLY, Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity Bay; Benjamin MILLER, Trinity. Secretary's Office, St. John's, June 19, 1888.

Surveyors (Part 2)

[Continued from above.] Albert GOSSE, Torbay Moses CLARKES, Pouch Cove Nathaniel CROSS, Northern Bight Charles RENDELL, Heart's Content, J.W. WEBB, Fogo: Secretary's Office, St. John's, May 29th, 1888. W.H. WEBBER, Portugal Cove; William BENNETT, Belle Isle; William JACKMAN, Belle Isle; James A. HISCOCK, Lance Cove, Belle Isle; SI. HANNIFORD, Petty Harbor; Fred. CHAFE, Petty Harbor; C.R. BELBIN, Broad Cove; Samuel RUBY, Goulds; Dennis DOYLE, Harbor Main; John M. KEATS, Clark's Beach; R. SIMPSON, Bay Roberts; . GOSSE, Spaniard's Bay and Tilton; Israel SMITH, Upper Island Cove, Bishop's and Bryant's Cove; John SCULLY, Harbor Grace; J.E. JARVIS, Harbor Grace; J.L. NOEL, Western Bay; J.C. MOORS, Blackhead; A.G. HUDSON, Lower Island Cove; William GABRIEL, Salmon Cove, Trinity Bay; Benjamin MILLER, Trinity; William BALSAM, Little Heart's Ease; Thomas PARSONS, Swains Island; James CULLEN, Gooseberry Island; Menneth BURDEN, Salvage; Thomas HOWE, Brooklyn; M.D. STARES, Brooklyn; J.B. WHEELER, Musgrave Harbor and Ladle Cove; William WHYATT, Alexander Bay; William LeDREW, Alexander Bay; Moses DAVIS, Fox Cove to Cape Freels; Harry BURT, Dominion Point, Exploits River; Edward HOWLETT, Toad's Cove; R.H. WHITE, Ferryland; E.P. CURRIE, Salmonier; Hector McDONALD, Sandy Point; H.H. HALIBURTON, Grave's Port au Port; Secretary's Office, St. John's, May 23, 1888.

Religion (Part 1)

[Transcriber's Note: The ""Conference"" referred to in the following article is the Conference of the Methodist Church.] The Newfoundland Conference. Final Draft of Stations: G.J. BOND B.A., President; Wm. SWANN, Secretary.l. St. John's District: 1. St. John's East: George BOYD, Joseph PARKINS. Children's Home; G.P. STOREY, Guardian and Chaplain. 2. St. John's West: G.J. BOND, B.A., President of Conference; J.E. MANNING, James DOVE, Supernumerary; Geo. S. MILLIGAN, LLD, Superintendent of Education. 3. Pouch Cove: John REAY. 4. Topsail: W.H. ADAMS, Thos. FOX, Supernumerary. 5. Brigus: Henry LEWIS. 6. Cupids: George PAINE. 7. Bay Roberts & Spaniard's Bay: Samuel SNOWDEN; Albert GALE to be employed under the direction of the Chairman. 8. Sound Island: John HUMFRIES. 9. Flowers Cove: An agent. 10. St. Anthony: James SMITH.

Religion (Part 2)

11. Red Bay: Mark FENWICK. 12. Hamilton Inlet: Albert A. HOLMES. President of Conference, G.J. BOND, BA. Financial Secretary, George BOYD. ll. Carbonear Dist: 13. Carbonear: John GOODISON, J.W. VICKERS, J.S. PEACH, Supernumerary. 14. Harbor Grace: Thomas H. JAMES. 15. Freshwater: Jabez HALL. 16. Black Head: John PRATT. 17. Western Bay: James PINNOCK. 18. Lower Island Cove: William KENDALL. 19. Old Perlican: Anthony HILL. 20. Hants Harbor: Edgar TAYLOR. 21. Heart's Content: Soloman MATTHEWS. 22. Green's Harbor: Henry SCOTT. 23. Randon North: James WILSON. 24. Randon South: One to be sent. 25. Britannia Cove: Jabez MOORES. Chairman, John GOODISON. Financial Secretary, James PINNOCK. III. Bonavista District: 26. Bonavista: G.C. FRAZER, John PETERS. 27. Catalina: James B. HEAL. 28. Trinity: James LUMSDEN. 29. Musgrave Town: W.R. TRATT. 30. Glover Town: A. McAUSHLAND. 31. Greenspond: Fred. R. DUTTILL. 32. Wesleyville: Walter T.D. DUNN. 33. Musgrave Harbor: Herbert HOOPER.

Religion (Part 3)

34. Indian Harbor [Likely Indian Islands] & Seldom-Come-By: A. E. SKINNER. 35. Fogo: George BULLEN. 36. Herring Neck: Wm. REX. 37. Twillingate: R.W. FREEMAN, Wm. HARRIS. 38. Moreton's Harbor: Jesse HEYFIELD. 39. Exploits: James NURSE. 40. Little Bay Island: Henry C. HATCHER. 41. Little Bay: Henry ABRAHAM. 42. Tilt Cove and Nipper's Harbor: Samuel JENNINGS. 43. White Bay: Akroyd STONEY. Chariman, James HOUSE. Financial Sec. R.W. FREEMAN. IV. Burin District. 44. Burin: Thoms W. ATKINSON, J.J. WHEATLEY. 45. Flat Island: John PYE. 46. St. Pierre: One wanted. 47. Fortune: F.G. WILLEY 48. Grand Bank: William SWANN, Secretary of Conference. 49. Fortune Bay: John LEWIS. 50. Burgeo: An Agent. 51. Petites: Wm. H. BROWNING. 52. Channel: Charles LENCH. 53. St. George's Bay & Bay of Islands: Hy. INDOE. 54. Bonne Bay: T.B. DARBY. 55. French Shore: An Agent. Chairman, Wm. SWANN. Financial Sec. G.G. WILLEY. Thomas WILSON is left without an appointment at his own request. Students allowed to attend Sackville: J.T. NEWMAN, Levi CURTIS, W.J. BARTLETT, J.C. S..DEY


July 28, 1888

The Fishery

Scarcely anything has been done in this neighbourhood with fish the past week. There has been a sign of squids, but they have not been plentiful yet.

The Fishery

The schooner ""Hunter"", Levi YOUNG master, came back from the French Shore, on Wednesday night, with 120 qtls. for six men. Thomas WHELLOR, Tizzards Harbor, arrived about the same time, having used all his salt. Also the schooner ""Village Belle"", Joseph BLACKMORE, master, arrived from Herring Neck on Tuesday with 80 brls. for four men.

Visiting ships

There are three Welsh vessels at present in port, the ""Robert Morris"", ""Edwin"" and ""Edith Eleanor"". For the benefit of the Captains and most of their crews, who belong to Wales, a religious service in the Welsh language was conducted in the North Side Methodist School house last evening by the Rev. Wm. HARRIS, who took for his text, 2nd Cor. c.5, verse 5.

New Minister

The newly appointed Methodist Minister, Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, as superintendent for Twillingate circuit, arrived per ""Conscript"" on Saturday last, accompanied by Mrs. FREEMAN. For the last three years he has been the Superintendent Minister of Bonavista, and has labored on that circuit with much acceptance of his congregations, and leaves there with as good a record as any of his predecessors. He preached, alternately, in the North and South Side Churches last Sunday to large congregations, delivering earnest, practical and forcible discourses, calculated to leave very favorable impressions on the minds of his hearers, of his ability as a minister of the Gospel. We welcome him to this community and trust that his term may be attended with the most beneficial results.

Ship News

The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" arrived last Saturday, in command of Capt. S. WALSH, whom we are pleased to welcome for the first time on this route. Capt. MANUEL was compelled through illness to resign the position, which many of his old friends in these parts will regret. We hope his health will soon be restored so that he may shortly be able to resume active work. He is succeeded by Capt. WALSH, who appears to be fully qualified for the important position and we wish the new Captain and new steamer every success. The Conscript's route extends to Battle Harbor for the next six or seven trips to connect with the Labrador mail service. She has not yet returned, and the probability is that she had to wait for the ""Curlew"" who could not get back to Battle Harbor by the time our steamer arrived there. The new steamer is beautifully fitted up, and passengers speak in the highest terms of the pleasure and comfort in making a trip by her, but whether she will prove as convenient as her predecessor for the general service remains to be tested.

New Steamer

The new steamer ""Matilda"", belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., made her first visit here lately, coming from Fogo on Saturday evening last and returning on Monday, having the enterprising owner on board. She is about as large again as the ""Tibbie"" was, being some 27 tons gross. Her length is 52 feet, beam 12 feet, depth 8 feet. When properly fitted out, there will be considerable accommodation for a number of persons fore and aft, while the freight capacity of the Matilda doubles that of his first steamer, which will make her far more convenient, and profitable, we should say, as the Matilda only consumes the same quantity of coal. We wish the energetic owner every success in his speculation.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered: July 19 - Edith Eleanor, JONES, St.John's via Fogo, provisions, OWEN & EARLE / July 23 - Lizzie, TALLACK, Cadiz, salt, W. WATERMAN & Co. / July 24 - Kate, RIDER, Sydney, coal, R. SCOTT / July 24 - Ellen Eliza, RUDOLPH, Halifax, lobster cases and tins, BAKER & Co. / July 25 - Galatea, WILKINS, St.John's, provisions, E. DUDER / July 26 - Lady Agnes, PIPER, Fogo, part cargo coal, OWEN & EARLE. Port of Twillingate. Cleared: July 23 - Lizzie, TALLACK, Nipper's Harbor, salt, W. WATERMAN & Co. / July 26 - Kate, RIDER, Fogo, coal, R. SCOTT.


At Herring Neck, on the 18th inst., the wife of Mr. J.S. COLBOURNE, C.E. Teacher, of a son.


Vessels Cleared from the Custom-House, Twillingate, for the Codfishery, 1888


Aug 4, 1888


At the Methodist parsonage, Little Bay Islands, on the 24th day of July, the wife of Rev. H.C. HATCHER of a son.


At the corner Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Eliza Emma DOWSON, beloved wife of J.W. PHILLIPS, aged 46 years, 7 months and 7 days.


At Little Bay Islands, July 17 Esther, beloved wife of Mr. John JONES, aged 41 years.


Mr. George YOUNG, who had the misfortune to lose his hand while gunning seals last spring, desires to thank all who so kindly assisted him by their contributions the following list of which we have been asked to publish: The LIST

Shipping News

The Minnie Tobin and Mary Parker arrived from St. John's on Thursday morning. The Patience returned from St. John's on Monday last to J.B. TOBIN, Esq., making the trip in little over six days. The Bonny also came back same day. We are indebted to Mr. LINFIELD for late local papers.

Steamer Schedule

We learn that the Conscript, with mails and passengers for the North, leaves St. John's to-day, being two days after what has been made known as her regular day for leaving. Such an irregularity is very dissatisfactory, as it makes the steamer's movements most unreliable, especially when the public are kept in the dark regarding them.

House Fire

A dwelling house belonging to Mr. GARLAND, Goose Bay, in the district of Bonavista, was destroyed by fire a little more than a fortnight since. Mr. GARLAND was away to the fishery, and his wife was absent from the house at the time, leaving a servant in charge. The origin of the fire is unknown, but the flames burst through the upper floor, and it is supposed that embers must have been smoldering around for some time previously. The building was quickly burnt to the ground and before anything could be saved. so that the owners lost everything, even to their clothing. He had only a few months commenced housekeeping, having been married last Fall, to Mr. BLANDFORD's daughter, of Herring Neck, and in consequence of this misfortune she had to return to her former home, having been compelled to procure clothing from friends to enable her to do so. The loss is certainly a very serious one for them, and if any readers should be prompted by feelings of benevolence and sympathy to contribute in any way towards recompensating for the heavy loss sustained, no doubt the sufferers will be exceedingly grateful to the doners.


Pool's Island, Bonavista Bay, was lately visited by a severe lightning storm as will be seen from the following special dispatch to the Evening Mercury of Saturday past:-- Pools Island, July 28. ""A heavy lightning storm passed over this island on the night of the 25th inst., and did considerable damage to the dwellings of the late Captain KEAN. The lightning entered the kitchen, upsetting and breaking the cooking stove, tearing up hearth stones, smashing clock, lamps, chimneys and crockeryware. Up and down stairs the partitions were broken down, floors splintered and trunks, pictures and other things smashed. Eight persons were in bed at the time but fortunately all escaped unhurt. At Safe Harbor George BURTON had his store shattered by lightning. The thunder and lightning were the heaviest experienced in this vicinity for many years.""


The following special dispatch to the Daily Colonist, July 26th, informs us of an accident on the Placentia railway:-- Placentia, July 25. ""An accident occurred yesterday on the railway, three miles from Rock Cut, North-East Arm. Thirty men were shovelling under an onerhanging clay bank when it fell in, burying four of the unfortunate men and severely injuring them. The names of injured men are CONRAN and HENNESEY of Kelligrews, WOODFORD of Harbor Main, and a young man belonging to Harbor Grace, whose name has not been ascertained. WOODFORD died from his injuries last night, but the others are expected to survive. Medical attendance was promptly secured by the railway officials.

Little Bay News

A general holiday will be given when the Governor visits here. Great preparations are being made for his reception; he is expected about the 5th of August. Fishery round this part of the Bay is still very bad. The Salvation Army has commenced to build a small house at the loading wharf, for the officers to live in. Rev. Mr. PITTMAN is staying here for a few weeks. July 28. A vessel is now here unloading from England and another is expected this week. Also one from Montreal, and a large steamer with coke from New York. The Ranger is coming here to take a cargo of copper to France.


Mrs. TOBIN has our best thanks for local papers up to last Monday's date, received per schooner from St. John's which arrived to the former during the week.

Loss of Schooner (Part 1)

Loss of the Schooner ""Star of the West"". The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" which returned from Northern ports of call on Sunday morning, en route for St. John's, brought home a wrecked crew. The unfortunate ones belonged to the Star of the West, Thomas WELLS, master, of Back Harbor, from the firm of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., whose schooner was lost at St. Peter's Island on the night of the 12th of July last. She left a few weeks before to prosecute the fisheries to the Northward. On the evening of the date named, a considerable breeze of wind was blowing, with thick weather, and the intention was to make for Pleasure Harbor for the night, which was some four or five miles distant. But before nearing land, night overtook them, the wind moderated, and with the unusually strong tide that was running, the schooner was soon discovered to be in a very dangerous position. It was densely foggy and for some time no land could be seen, when all at once it was found that the vessel was nearly upon the rocks.

Loss of Schooner (Part 2)

In this predicament the only course to pursue in order to save them selves was to leave her, which the crew had to do with barely the clothing they stood in, but in a few minutes, a flaw of wind brought the sails back, and the craft was thrown by the waves out of her dangerous position, for a short time, when the crew boarded her. They found that part of her rudder had been carried away but they clung to the craft for some time till at length she was once more brought into close proximity with the rocks in the vicinity of St. Peter's Island, where the crew had to abandon her and remain in an open boat all night, with the rain pouring upon them. The Star of the West drove ashore there and the next day the crew succeeded in saving part of the gear, provisions, &c., and after spending a day and night on the island, started for Pleasure Harbor, remaining on board of Mr. ALLEN's schooner, (of Bay of Islands) a few days, and thence to Chimney Tickle to wait for the steamer.

Loss of Schooner (Part 3)

While at the latter place for nearly a week, Mr. WELLS and his men received great kindness from Mr. Benjamin PARSONS of Harbor Grace, who is stationed there with a large crew, prosecuting the fisheries; and the master of the lost schooner, wishes through our columns, to sincerely thank him for the hospitable manner in which they were treated by Mr. PARSONS, whom we know has always been characterized for his warm-heartedness to his fellow country men, especially under such circumstances as our friends were recently thrown amongst him. Although the night was dark and foggy, with sea running, when the schooner was lost, the crew fortunately escaped. One of them, Andrew ELLIOTT, had his face a good deal injured in consequence of being struck with a small spar, while they were trying to get the gear out of her. The schooner was 26 tons, had a crew of seven, and was insured in Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club. When lost she had between 20 and 30 brls. of fish.

Loss of a French Banker.

The captain and crew of the French banking vessel Jeune Charles, Captain LANGUILLE, of St.Pierre, were brought here yesterday by the banking schooner Sisters, of Bay Bulls. The Jeune Charles sprung a leak at her anchorage and it gained so rapidly on the pumps that there was no option but to abandon her, and this had to be done hastily, so much that the men saved very few personal effects. They had rowed only a hundred yards away from the derelict when she went down. In close neighbourhood to the abandoned craft was the schooner ""Sisters"" at anchor, fishing, and the crew of the lost banker went on board of her, and in due time sail was made for this port. The castway mariners are receiving every attention at the hands of Sergeant SCARLETT, Superintendent of the Fisherman's and Seaman's Home. The ""Jeune Charles"" was out from St. Pierre 16 days, and had 120 quintals fish at the time of the accident. - Telegram of Monday last.


Special to the Evening Telegram. Greenspond, July 26, PM. Capt. Joseph BARBER has just returned from the Strait of Belle Isle with three hundred quintals of fish. He reports Captain BLANDFORD with three thousand quintal, and FOWLOW, CONNELLY, EMBERLY, and others of Trinity with about two hundred quintals each. James HEFFERTON has also returned. He hails for two hundred quintals. The Strait fishery on the whole is regarded as poor.


An announcement in our obituary columns the other day explained the cause of the prolonged absence from the city and the scenes of his lumbering operations at the North, this spring, of Mr. J.W. PHILLIPS - he was awaiting at the bedside of his dying wife the final summons, the melancholy end at last occurring on the 18th ultimo. Besides his extensive interest in the milling industry of this country, which he has latterly extended in a new section of timber country, he also maintained a large factory for turning out building material in Toronto, but latterly he has given his attention more particularly, to real estate operations. His eldest son is quite competent to manage his business in Toronto while he himself is engaged here. Mr. PHILLIPS was born in Twillingate, though his mode of conversation and smart business ideas would lead one to suppose that he was a native of Western Canada or of the United States.- Evening Telegram, July 4.


A Letter from Mr. PHILLIPS Agent. Point Leamington Mill., July 23rd, 1888. (Editor Twillingate Sun.) Dear Sir, -- I read an editorial in your paper in regard to the refuse from Mr. PHILLIPS' mill destroying the salmon fishery in New Bay, and think that you may be wrongly informed, as one of the salmon fishers there told me that there had been no difficulty in regard to refuse during this season. The strips that they complained of last year, are all piled at the mill and there has not been anything put in the water this season except small pieces of board and slabs that people use for fencing; and, moreover, Mr. Wm. MOORS of New Bay, told me on our own wharf, that the stuff thrown in the water had not injured his nets in any respect, and I am sure if the matter were put to a vote today, that nine-tenths of the people in the bay would be in favor of Mr. PHILLIPS putting in what is now going in the water, for the sake of getting their fence stuff for their gardens; and moreover, sir, I believe I am in a position to prove that your information comes from a party who has the greater portion of his place fenced with our slabs that have driven down the bay. Since writing this Mr. Wm. BUTLER, of Leading Tickles, who owns as large a fleet of salmon nets as there is in the bay, says that it is the best thing that could be done for people to put our stuff in the water, as nearly every one uses it more or less for their fencing. Hoping that in justice to Mr. PHILLIPS, you will publish this. I remain, yours truly, A.R. HUTCHCROFT, Agent, P.L.S.M.


A letter appears in another column from Mr. PHILLIPS' agent which puts a very different phase on the grievance represented by us not long since, in connection with the salmon fishery in New Bay. Our assertions however, were based on the letter published at the time, which was from a salmon catcher, Mr. John COX, an old and respected resident of that settlement, and who claims to have suffered, to the extent of over one hundred and sixty dollars in consequence of the grievance to which we complained.


The Labrador mail steamer ""Curlew"" arrived here from Battle Harbor on Saturday last. On returning there from the more Northern parts of the coast, captain KEAN found that the ""Conscript"" which had been waiting two days for the arrival of the mail, had left. Captain WALSH thinking that the ""Curlew"" would overtake him at Tilt Cove. But Captain KEAN having experienced great unpleasantness from some of his crew, decided to come here, in order to make the changes he desired.


The ""Curlew"" visited ports of call as far as Hopedale, but could not proceed further North, owing to the ice, which up to that date, July 21st, blocked the coast in that direction. A large number of craft were in Hopedale waiting to get down the shore. The fishery prospects along the coast were promising for so early a date, and the indications in many places inspired the hope that good fishing would be done. The ""Curlew"" reports craft at Iron Bound Island on the 21st of July well fished, four or five having over three hundred quintals, and other doing fairly. We are not aware that any of our craft are reported, with the exception of the ""Blooming Queen"", John PRIDE, of Back Harbor, who was at Hopedale with about fifty quintals. They nearly always shape their course for the extreme North, though sometimes it might prove to their advantage and profit to cast their anchor nearer home. However, we hope that in due time, they will return with good fares. In the Straits of Belle Isle the fishing has been poor, the stationary fishermen especially having been rather unsuccessful, but some of the floating fleet have fared better. On the whole, the fishery news from all parts of the coast heard from, is somewhat encouraging for so early a date, and let us hope that next mail's reports will confirm the anticipations now entertained of good catches being taken.


August 11, 1888


At Bonavista, on the 3rd inst., the wife of Mr. A. VINCENT of a daughter.


At Bonavista, on the 25th ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Jas B. HEAL of Catalina, Tryphena Strathie, only daughter of Mr. Thomas HARRIS, at Bonavista to Rev. George C, FRAZER, Superintendent Methodist Minister of the same place.


This morning, after a prolonged illness, fully resigned to God's will, Alice Taylor relict of the late A. PEARCE, Esq., (sub-collector) aged 78 years.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate: Entered. August 6 - Julia, FIDDICK, Fogo, part cargo salt - Owen & Earle. - Pearle, LOWER, Sydney, coals - W. WATERMAN and Co. Cleared. August 2 - Robert Morris, JONES, Sydney ballast - W. WATERMAN & Co, - Edwin, GRIFFITH, Tilt Cove, ballast - Captain

From a Southern Correspondent

A young banker named Solomon RITCHIE, only 28 years of age, of Ritchie's Cove, Lunenburg, N.S., who was landed here suffering from pneumonia, recently died. He had the best medical skill but every effort to save him was unavailing. He had been a [healer? cannot read] in connection with the Methodist church. His funeral took place on Sunday last, and had he been a resident of the place, greater respect could not have been shown him. All the vessels in harbor had their flags at half mast. A most impressive sermon was preached by Rev. J. GOODISON, from the words ""Prepare to meet thy God"". A large congregation assembled. The deceased was followed to the grave by Captain GOODWIN and crew of the Ardella,(his vessel); the Captain and crew of another Nova Scotian banker in harbor; the Stipendiary Magistrate, Dr. NELSON, his medical attendant; several of our leading merchants and a vast concourse of people.


Several bankers have obtained their bait at Carbonear, squids having been fairly plentiful. The Labrador mail brings news of a sheering character from many of the harbors where our Carbonear craft are stationed. In some places fish is reported plentiful, but will not take bait, nor can it be trapped. The success of the shore fishery in Conception Bay is not encouraging generally.


We have been favoured with visits from Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS, of Toronto; the Rev. Fredk. WOODS, D.D. of Boston; and the Hon John MACDONALD and daughter, of Canada, who are making a tour of the Island.

New Minister

A. Mr. BIRLANE is expected per Allan streamer, from England, to labour at Random South, under the Methodist Conference. Carbonear, July 31st.

Jottings from Bonavista (Part 1)

The fishery prospect here has been brightened since the latter part of last week. Previous to this, our hardy toilers had laboured early and late, but taken little, and in several instances nothing. Some say that the catch was unprecendently small, and the outlook never more gloomy. Today week a change for the better set in, when some of the larger boats returned from the offer grounds with ""good puts"". On the Bird Island Cove fishing grounds and at the Flowers Rocks, fish is said to be very plentiful. On Tuesday and every day since, our large boats have averaged between five and ten quintals each. One of the ""oldest inhabitants"" of Bird Island, stated here a day or two ago that there hasn't been a better day's fishing for the last ten years than at that place on Wednesday last. He said, ""there must have been more than a thousand quintals landed there on that day."" They have been doing well every day since. Tuesday was reckoned to be the best day's fishing here for the past three years. Unfortunately, the fish lies Southern a long way, and out of the reach of our punt fishermen. West of Bonavista Cape, in what is termed the bight, where our ""Mosey"" men resort, fish is still scarce.

Jottings from Bonavista (Part 2)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, however, they were fairly successful, having secured from one to two quintals each per day. On Thursday and yesterday, they did hardly as well. At Newmans', Birchy and Amherst Coves, little or nothing has been done. We are daily hoping to hear of an improvement in these needy settlements. Nearly all the large boats are away North. Four or five have returned over the last few days, well fished. They report others doing fairly well, and in a good way for securing full fares. They say fish is to be seen in large quantities on the grounds, in many places from French Shore to Cape Freels, and that people are doing fairly well all along the line. Settlers on the Gray Islands say that the prospect of good ""squid school"" is quite certain there. Squids are plentiful here. Caplin bait are to be had as well. Our two banking schooners, Cypress and Advance left on Tuesday morning with a full supply of squid bait. They have been fairly successful up to date. They are expecting this to be their best trip for the season. May their expectations be doubly realised. Vegetation is thriving rapidly during the past week or two. Thanks for a kind providence who sendeth the rain and the sunshine at the right time. New potatoes are now in our market and are of an excellent quality, but not in large quantities. More anon. Bonavista, August 4.

Local and General

Last evening a lad named John MEMORY, aged, 12 years, was drowned while bathing in a pool at the head of Long Pond. It seems that there is an overfall in this pool the unfortunate boy fell over it, and being unable to swim, sank to the bottom, before his brother who was bathing with him at the time, could catch him. The body was recovered half an hour after the occurrence but life was extinct. Evening Mercury July 23.


Dr. MALCOLM of Fogo paid our town a short visit the early part of the week.


The Guiding Star, Joseph ELLIOTT of Change Islands, touched into port last week, going North. He had brought back 300 qtls of fish from the Straits, and is now gone on a second trip, which we trust will be even more successful than the first.


H.M. Ship Pylades, with his Excellency the Governor on board left for Fogo on Thursday morning, between nine and ten o'clock, where he received an enthusiastic reception from the loyal citizens of that ancient community.


Two melancholy cases of drowning occurred at Fogo the early part of last week. One was that of a young lad aged twelve years, son of Mr. Joseph PAYNE who had been out in a boat in Eastern Tickle spearing lobsters. He was not observed falling into the water, but the boat having drifted to the shore, wherein a cap was found, it was surmised that the occupant had fallen overboard, and going a few fathoms in the direction whence the boat came, the poor fellow was discovered in a sitting posture on the bottom, the opinion being that he must have been but a short time in the water. The second was the drowning of a little boy 2 years of age, son of Mr. Kenneth SIMMS, which was caused by falling in a well. He had followed the girl there for water which was but a short distance from the house, and returning she thought that the child was coming behind her. On reaching the house the mother inquired for him and on going immediately back the little fellow was found in the well in a lifeless condition. He had not been there longer than two or three minutes, and though every available means was used with the hope of resuscitating life, all attempts to this end proved ineffectual. There was only one foot and a half of water in the well at the time.


John C. DUDER, Esq., arrived here per Conscripton Monday last, making his annual visit to his branch businesses in this bay. He went to Herring Neck in the steamer Fleta on Wednesday, and to Fogo on the previous day.


The coastal steamer Conscript, which left St. John's on Saturday morning arrived here Monday afternoon. She had a full cargo of freight on leaving the Metropolis, and as many passengers as could comfortably be accommodated. Subjoined is the list:- For Harbor Grace - Misses LANG, CROSSMAN, SNOW, APSEY, Messers. APSEY and CHAFFE,. Bay-de-Verd - Mrs. BENSON and child, Mrs. BOYD, Mr. BOYD, Miss MAYO. Trinity - Rev. Mr. LOCKYER. Rev. Mr. DUNFIELD, Miss BOYD. Catalina - Mrs. WOOD, Misses WOOD and SAGE. Mr. MCGOWEN. Bonavista - Miss GREEN. Greenspond - Mrs. DUNN and Mr. CANE. Fogo - Misses M. WALKER and SAVAGE, Messers T. HODGE, A. STEPENSON and R. REDDEN. Twillingate - Rev. J.F. GEDDES, Mr. MANUEL, Mrs. THOMPSON, Messers. J.B. TOBIN, W. TOBIN and Master TOBIN, Messers. J.C. DUDER, J. SCOTT, S. DUDER. Fortune Bay - Rev. F. WALSH. Little Bay - J.W. TILLEY, Mrs. BENSON, Mr. M. COADY. Tilt Cove - Messrs. Geo. MCDONALD, A. CROSSMAN, W. GREEN, Battle Harbor - Mr. S. CLIFT, Miss FRAZER, Dr. FRAZER, J.O. FRAZER, Straits of Belle Isle - Mr. George HUTCHINGS and Master HUTCHINGS.


August 18, 1888

Died (Part 1)

On Tuesday, 30th. ult., at Red Point, Bonavista, George, youngest son of the late Thomas ABBOTT, aged 27 years. The deceased was a young man of excellent moral character, and the only support of his widowed mother. Like many others who in their eagerness to secure sufficiency of the treasures of the deep, to supply their wants, George in his early youth and manhood, often violated the laws of health by injudicious exposure to the wind, sea and storm in its pursuit. His part he should have, at any risk, of what was going and seldom did he fail. Little by little his once robust constitution showed signs of decay until the early part of last spring when it became evident that consumption had marked him as an early subject of the grave. As the end drew near, he was not alarmed, having several years previous, ""found the ground wherein, sure his soul's anchor did remain"". Often we heard him in his last hours repeat the following stanza ""Fixed on this ground do I remain"" etc.

Died (Part 2)

To him death had no terrors. The sting was taken away. He longed to see ""the king in his beauty."" Religion to him, was something deeper than sentiment. ""He makes my poor heart his home, he abides and he will never leave me."" It was this abiding comfort that had beautified his life, and made dying easy. ""Oh how glad I am,"" he would sometimes say, ""that I gave my heart to God in health"". Immediately after his conversion, several years ago, he joined the Methodist Church which he loved, and for which he praised God with his dying breath. Whoever else would be absent from the class meeting, George's seat would be seldom vacant. The laxity of others didn't move him, only to feel a sympathy for them. He wasn't one who believed in getting everything from the Lord and giving nothing in return.

Died (Part 3)

To him it was a pleasure to give to the support of the Ministry and the cause of God. For many years he contributed four dollars and upward, annually from his scanty earnings. Would to God that many of our young men would catch this Christ-like spirit of liberality, - which possessed our late brother George, and like him, feel it ""more blessed to give than to receive."" A religion that wouldn't constrain a man to say here's my silver and my gold, etc., etc., wouldn't do our bro. ABBOTT in the Jordan. On Thursday his body was interred, being followed to the grave by the Orange brotherhood of which he was a member. Rev. Mr. FRAZER preached a very appropriate sermon for the occasion, from Rev. xiv. and 3rd. ""We doubt not"", said the preacher when closing, ""but that our young brother is now joining in that new song."" Rev. Mr. SIDAY presided at the organ on the occasion. Com from Bonavista.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate: Entered. August 14th - Rosie, BATE, Cadiz, salt - W. Waterman and Co.

Published by Authority

His Excellency The Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint the following persons to be Surveyors under the Agricultural Act, 1888: John MCPHERSON, (Highlands); Thos. W. T. EVANS (Robinson's Head); John TOMKINS (Little River, Codroy); J.J. DOYLE (Grand River, Codroy); John GILLIS Sub - Collector, (Codroy Harbor); Alexander COFFIN, for Bonne Bay; G. Arthur RENDELL, for Logy Bay, etc.; T. NEVILLE Flat Bay, St. George's Bay. Secretary's Office, 31st. July 1888.


W. H. HORWOOD, Barrister-at-Law, Solicitor, etc. Address: Home Industries Society Hall, Duckworth Street, St. John's.

The Fisheries

The reports received by the mail steamer Conscrip, which returned here from Battle Harbor on Monday last, are somewhat encouraging regards different parts of the coast. The stationary fishermen have not been very successful but a good many of the floating craft have secured very fair catches with a prospect of getting more. From Cape Harrington down, the fishing is reported to have been pretty good. At Tinker's Island excellent work was done by a number of the craft, as well as at others of the fishing stations along that part of the coast. It is rather unfortunate that the gale experienced there was so severe, and caused such losses after the fishermen had been so successful in their operations. However, such events cannot be overruled by any human agency, and there is reason for thankfulness that so far as we can ascertain, no life was lost during the severe wind and sea storm, which caused the greater destruction to property in consequence of there being very good shoal ground where the craft were fishing. The ice was still hanging about the more Northern parts, which interfered with the prosecution of the fishery, though many are of the opinion that the presence of ice there is indicative of a good voyage, which we sincerely hope will turn out so at its wind up. Nearly all the craft from our bay had gone further North than from which intelligence has been received, which accounts for so few being reported by the regular mail steamer. Altogether the accounts are hopeful. As yet it is rather early to form an opinion as to the probable results of the Labrador catch, which we may have a better idea of after the arrival of the next mail. The shore fishery in this neighbourhood up to date is below the average. It was hoped that when the squids came along an improvement would have taken place, but with few exceptions very little has been done. At Tizzard's and Morton's Harbor's the average catch per man will not exceed six quintals, while in other places it may go a little more. But our chief dependence is in the floating craft, and if they are fortunate in securing good fares, the people may be able to tide over the winter pretty well, together with the products from the soil, which are very promising so far.


The Chaplain of H.M. ship Emerald preached an excellent discourse in St. Peter's church on Sunday evening last, before a large congregation. The Rural Dean and his brother, the Rev. W. TEMPLE, also took part in the service. The latter Rev. gentleman Incumbent of St. Pierre) and lady who have been spending a few weeks with their friends left per Conscript on Monday last for St. John's, en route for their home, to which we wish them a safe return.


Among the passengers on the Conscript last time we were pleased to see the Post Master General, J.O. FRAZER, Esq. who was making the round trip North.

A Reply to Mr. Hutchcroft

Leading Tickles, 11th August, 1888: Dear Mr. Editor,- I must ask the favour of your inserting a few lines in reply to Mr. HUTCHCROFT'S letter about the drift timber from the mill not injuring the salmon nets, and remind you and others, that from this place last fall we signed a petition to the government, praying then to prevent this great evil. So that we don't see how anyone living here can say that there is no cause of complaint, as very full evidence is available to the contrary, and we hope that steps will soon be taken to remove the annoyance to such a valuable fishery. I don't think it very strange or unreasonable that Mr. COX should use the timber for fencing, after it had cost him so much; he surely paid dearly enough for it. As another election is drawing near, we expect that our members will be giving attention to this matter, and we wait very patiently and hopefully, Yours truly, Fisherman.

From Little Bay

The fishery on the Cape Shore is much better than it was this time last year. At Little Bay Island and this side of the Bay it is not so good although since the squids have come it is better.

Shipping News

The Faith is discharging a cargo of coal here. Little Bay, August 10.

Local and General

The steamer Matilda returned to Fogo early on Monday morning, having come here the previous Saturday evening.


Two small craft, belonging to Bonavista Bay, bound homeward, put into port on Tuesday last, having good fares of fish. We learn that the large fishing boats from Bonavista and surrounding localities have had some pretty good fishing the past two or three weeks.

Sunday School Picnic

The Methodist Sunday School's annual treat takes place on Wednesday next should the day prove favourable, on Mr. Philip YOUNG'S ground, South Side. On the following Sunday, special sermons will be preached in the churches and a united service for all the schools will be held in the afternoon on the South Side.

Supreme Court

According to a Proclamation appearing in the Royal Gazette, the Supreme Court on circuit is to be held here from Friday the 21st until Monday the 24th of September, both days inclusive.

Schooners Wrecked

A very destructive gale of wind was experienced at Tinkers Island (Labrador,) and vicinity on the 3rd of August. Eleven of the fishing vessels belonging to various parts of Conception Bay, became total wreaks, and their crews were being conveyed to their homes by the Conscript, which went South the early part of the week. Most of the unfortunate schooners were well fished, one of them having as much as 750 quintals, which is a most serious loss for these poor men, in addition to their being deprived of the facilities for earning a livelihood in the future, which some of them will probably find difficult to replace.

Governor's Visit to Fogo

We were wrongly informed last week respecting Governor BLAKE visiting Fogo. He intended going there, and a hearty reception was awaiting him, but owing to the foggy weather which set in after leaving here, and the danger of entering Fogo in so large a ship under such circumstances, it was deemed inexpedient to venture into port, which we believe his Excellency regretted, as much as the inhabitants felt disappointed at his not doing so. However in a telegraphic explanation for passing them, which he sent from the first port visited, his Excellency intimated his intention to visit Fogo at some future time, and whenever he does he is likely to meet with a people that will give him a real hearty welcome.

Mrs PEARCE's Funeral

The funeral of the late Mrs. PEARCE took place on Tuesday last and though it was raining freely all the afternoon, it was pretty well attended. She lived to the ripe old age of 78 years, and was much respected in the community. Her husband, the late Mr. A. PEARCE, who for many years held the office of collector of customs for this port, died some six or seven years ago, at an advanced age. At the above funeral service an appropriate and impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, from 1st. Thes. 4c.13 and 14 verses. In closing his discourse the preacher referred to the deceased's veneration for the late Rev. Mr. MARSHALL, whose memory was always fragrant to her, and alongside whose remains and those of her loved husband she was then about to be laid.


The steamer Conscript which came here noon on Monday from Battle Harbor and intermediate ports of call, experienced a good deal of foggy weather which detained her many hours longer than she otherwise would have been from the time the steamer left our port. This of course throws her out of her regular time for starting on the round trip. The following passengers were for St. John's: Forteau - General DASHWOOD, Messers. SHORT. St. Anthony - Mr. CHITMAN. Coachman's Cove - Mr. TAVERNOR and son. Tilt Cove - Mrs. GILL, Miss KEHOE. Nipper's Harbor - Mr. D. VICKERS. Little Bay - Miss QUINBY, Miss FOOTE, Mrs. BOYLE, Mrs. MALONEY, Messers. WHYTHCOMBE and HAMBERG. Leading Tickles - Mr. PHILLIPS. Exploits - Miss SEVIOUR, Twillingate - Rev. William TEMPLE, Mrs. William TEMPLE and children, Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT, Mrs. GILL. For the round trip - Mr. J. O. FRAZER, Dr. FRAZER and Miss FRAZER and Mr. CLIFT. For Twillingate - Mrs. Joseph STRONG and four children from Little Bay Island. Mrs. J. DUDOR and Miss Laura OSBOURNE from Little Bay. Mr. FINDLATER, from Nipper's Harbor. Mr. HOWL from Leading Tickles.


August 25, 1888


At St. James Church, Carbonear, on the 9th inst., By the Rev. T.W. CLIFT, Jas. CUNNINGHAM, of the Anglo - American Telegraph Staff, Heart's Content, to Margaret A.., fourth daughter of Mr. John FOOTE.


On the 15th inst., at Bay Roberts, by Rev. Mr. SHEARS, George F., eldest son of F.W. BOWDEN, to Lizzie, third daughter of Eli MERCER, Esq., of Bay Roberts.


At Waterville Cottage, North Sydney, C.B. on the 5th inst., of consumption, John P. , eldest son of J. W. R. THOMPSON Esq., Western Union Telegraph C., aged 25 years, leaving a son to mourn his sad loss. Our brother the Haven hath 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.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate: Entered, Aug 22 - Migonette, BOULANGER, New York, provisions - E. Duder. Aug. 21- Gitlatea,[?hard to decipher] WILKINS, Lisbon 3,000 qtls shore fish, E. DUDER. Lady Agnes, PIPER, Fogo, 1,300 qtls shore fish - Owen & Earle.

Native Son

Dr. WOODS referred to in the subjoined extract as having delivered an eloquent lecture on the liquor traffic recently, in St. John's, is a son of John WOODS, Esq, of that city, who has been on a visit to his friends. He is one of the leading divines of the populous state in which he resides, and has attained distinctions of which his native land should feel justly proud.

Local and General

It is rumoured that a daily paper is to be published in St. John's to advocate the anti - confederate cause.

Shipping News

The American vessel Migonette arrived from New York on Wednesday morning with a cargo of provisions to the firm of Edward DUDER. The Coastal steamer Conscript from St. John's arrived on Wednesday morning. She is not likely to be here on return before Monday evening or Tuesday next.

Customs Returns 1887

Our thanks are due to Mr. T. W. GADEN for H. M. Customs Returns of Newfoundland for the year 1887. It has been printed by Messrs BOWDEN & Sons, and is thoroughly well executed.

Fish Exports

The first cargo of new fish from Notre Dame for 1888 was cleared at the Customs of this port by Edwin DUDER Esq., on August 21st. The Gadatea sailed for Lisbon having 3000 quintals of Shore fish. This is ten days earlier in the season than any cargo was despatched for a foreign market from this port last year.

Church Services

Sermons will be preached in the Methodist Churches tomorrow in behalf of the young. The superintendent of the circuit, Rev. R. W. FREEMAN and Rev. W. REX of Herring Neck will preach alternately, morning and evening, on both sides. An afternoon service will be held on the North Side when all the schools will unite.


A schooner called the Dianta, Eli DAY master, of Old Perlican, put into port on Wednesday evening, homeward bound, having 300 qtls. of fish, which she secured in King's Bay, Labrador. She reports a lot of craft, chiefly belonging to Carbonear, with from 300 to 600 quintals.

Double Drownings

(Special to the ""Evening Telegram."" ) Burgeo, August 15 The banking schooner Albatross, Capt. BOWDRIDGE, arrived here today from St. Peter's Bank. While two of her men, named BOWDRIDGE - the Captain's brother, - and William STICKLAND, were returning to the vessel in their dory, yesterday, a sea swamped the dory, immersing the men. Another dory started to the rescue, reached the men and took them aboard, when sea capsized the dory, plunging all four overboard. the captain cut the cable and succeeded in saving the two last mentioned men with dory, but the two first sank before help reached them. The two men drowned were young and single.


Passengers per steamer Conscript on leaving St. John's: For Harbor Grace - Mrs. WOODS, Misses M. WOODS, POWER, LEARY, WHITE, O'NEIL. Old Perlican - Miss TURNER. Trinity - Rev. A. CURRIE, Mrs. CURRIE, Miss SALTER. Catalina - Mrs. J. BROWN, Misses B. BROWN, PARSONS, A. GOLDWIN, MCGRATH, RAYBY, Mr. J. MURPHY. Bonavista - Mr. John LAWRENCE, Mrs. LAWRENCE, Master LAWRENCE. Salvage - Mr. S. PEACH. King's Cove - Mr. A. HART. Greenspond - Misses E. MORRIS, OAKLEY, and PAYNE. Exploits - Mr. G. PHILLIPS. Leading Tickles - Mr. and Mrs. R. B. HOLDEN, Miss HOLDEN, Mr. PHILIPS. Little Bay - Rev. Mr. SIMPSON, Mrs. WALSH, Messrs. M. F. SMYTH and HEADLEY. Nippers Harbor - Mr. S. KNIGHT. Tilt Cove - Dr. TRUBAIRN, Messrs. J. HOLDEN, DELGADO, and M. COUSENS, Straits of Belle Isle: - Messrs. J. JANES, W. R. ELWORTHY and H. CLARE. For Twillingate - Rev. Mr. REX and Mrs. REX from Herring Neck. Rev. Mr. CHAMBERLAIN from Herring Neck to Leading Tickles. Mrs. [?ONNOND-hard to decipher] from Twillingate to Morton's Harbor, Mrs. DUDER for Little Bay.

Violating the License Act.

Another very heavy fine for breach of License Act (selling without a license) was inflicted in the Magistrate's court by Judge PROWSE this morning, to the amount of one hundred dollars. In this instance a police officer named WELLS entered the house of defendant, James MOORE, disguised in citizen's dress, and was accompanied by another party named SNOW, a barber by trade. The refreshments which they asked to be furnished with in a friendly way, requesting that they might be spirits, were given to them by defendant without a thought that they were playing a part, or that the hospitable act was to form evidence against him in proceedings, which defendant premeditated taking against him upon a criminal complaint. Defendant did not deny the circumstance when confronted by the two confederates in court, but urged that it was non intoxicating liquors he sold though, when pressed for ""something stronger"" by his accusers, he disliked saying no; for they were perfectly sober, and he had no intention of making them drink. But the date they received the spirits was the 29th of July, not the 5th of August, as sworn to by them. The magistrate stated that he could make no distinction as between this case and a similar one he disposed of last week; he fined defendant one hundred dollars, or, in default, thirty days. Counsel gave notice of appeal to their Lordships of the Supreme Court, and furnished the necessary bonds pending their decision .- Evening Telegram August 13.


Contributed by George White (2003)
July 5, 1888 to August 4, 1888 Transcribed by Ron StCroix
August 11, 1888 to August 25, 1888 Transcribed by Karen Galway

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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