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Twillingate Sun
July - August

July 6, 1889

The Portland

The new schooner Portland returned from her first trip to St. Johnís last week, and proceeded a few days after to the Cape Shore. She is a splendidly built vessel and looks most graceful when loaded. This is what the Evening Telegram of the 17th ult. Says respecting her: Our attention has again, in justice to the colony, been directed today to another finely modelled and staunchly - built vessel, large enough and substantial enough to carry the products of Newfoundland to any clime under the sun. This is a schooner of ninety tons, built the past winter at Fortune Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, by Mr. John DALTON, of Kite Cove, Exploits River, for Mr. Richard QUIRK, of the harbor named. She is of seasoned, native wood throughout; from keel to bulwarks, her planking is of juniper, and her frame, stanchions, beams, &c., are of white and black spruce, of the best selected growth, and all well seasoned. Her masts are a revelation of what the country can produce in the way of large, straight, long sticks. When cut, they were twenty-two inches in diameter, (pine) and now twenty inches through at the deck. They are seventy and sixty-eight feet long, main and foremasts; respectively. They are without one single large knot, and as beautifully smooth as polished mahogany. The fastenings are of the same substantial workmanship which marks every other part of the vessel. Beside the extensive use of treenails, thoroughly seasoned, each plank at each end has two butt-bolts, galvanized, two being driven through eight inches and two driven clear through and rivetted. The model is after the latest American design, and bows and stern and lines amidships are fine examples of proportion and strength combined. The owner and master-builder are to be heartily congratulated upon having turned out so credible a ship. She was launched on the 1st of May, and named the Portland, and is the largest schooner built in Notre Dame Bay this winter, and the largest schooner ever built in Fortune Harbor. Mr. QUIRK has sold her to Waterman & Co. of Twillingate, by whom she will be employed in the freighting business.

The Leopard

The Leopard which is to perform the mail service in the Labrador this summer, left for the coast on Tuesday last, calling at Harbor Grace en route. She is commanded by Capt. A. KEAN, and drawing less water than the Curlew is more liable to be navigated along the dangerous coast without mishap.

Shipping News

The schooners Patience and Olivette arrived from St. Johnís Thursday afternoon with cargoes of provisions, &c., to J. B. TOBIN, Esq. They left Tuesday evening and had a find run back. We are indebted to the master of the Patience for Tuesday eveningís and other local papers.

House Burnt

The roof of Mrs. Hannah COLBOURNEíS house, near the chimney, was discovered to be on fire about 2 oíclock, Thursday afternoon, and had it not been for the timely assistance rendered and energetic efforts of neighbours who were prompt in attendance, the house would have burnt down in a very short time. As it was, considerable damage was done, as part of the roof had to be cut away to arrest the fire which had made good headway and was smouldering underneath the shingles. The rooms being flooded with water as a consequence many articles were spoiled, which, altogether, is a serious misfortune for a widow to meet with. Mrs. COLBOURNE is a most industrious person, and having met with this misfortune, we think that she is entitled to a little practical sympathy from the public, which we would take the liberty of pleading for on her behalf.

The Bonny

The schooner Bonny, Capt. Robert LINFIELD, arrived from St. Johnís on Tuesday night, having called at Fogo the day before to land part of her cargo. Mr. LINFIELD has favored us with late St. Johnís papers. The Bonny is engaged in the coasting business again this season, and has already made four or five trips to the Metropolis. The vessel is well adapted for this work, and the captain being fully acquainted with the coast, a fine opportunity is afforded business men in the principal harbors of our Bay requiring any kind of merchandize from St. Johnís, as freight rates are low, and goods are carefully handled and well cared for.


The Rev. T. HODGKINSON, the Congregational minister of St. Johnís, whom we were pleased to welcome to this part of the colony, spent a few days in our town recently, having come by last Conscript and left on her return from the North. He preached in the Congregational church morning and evening the Sunday he spent here (June 23) the church being filled on each occasion. The discourses, we learn, were able and talented. Mr. HODGKINSON ranks among the most eloquent preachers of the city, and is much appreciated, particularly by the congregation to whose spiritual needs he specially administers.


Take Advantage of Summer Weather and our Fine Roads for an Outing.Ē Persons wishing to hire a good horse and carriage by the day or to drive to any of the outlying places may make engagements at reasonable rates by applying to Jas. HODDER, Path End, a day before required.- Adet.

The Fishery

A dispatch to the Evening Telegram from Burin, dated Tuesday afternoon last says:- ďThe fishery outlook since last wiring you remains unchanged. Our bankers average, on herring bait, will not exceed eight quintals, and shoremen five quintals per man. Bank fishing prospects on caplin are better. The schooner Champion, Capt. PENNEY, arrived on Saturday with 400 quintals, this brings her catch up to 900. The Beacon Light, Captain VIGUS, arrived yesterday with 300 quintals. Fish continues scarce here and prospects are discouraging; but some fair work had been done with traps at Cape St. Maryís.Ē


17 Aug 1889

Loss of S.S. Montreal

The schooner ""Eugene"", J. PHILPOTT, master, arrived to Messrs. W. Waterman & Co., on Thursday night from Coachman's Cove, having just returned there from the Straits of Belle Isle. By her we learn of the loss of a large steamer, The ""Montreal"", 2,600 tons, which took place on the 4th inst. This steamer left Montreal for Liverpool with cattle and general cargo, and also a number of passengers. When going through the Straits the weather was very foggy, and about twelve o'clock at night, on the date named, the ship ran ashore near the light house. Great consternation prevailed among the passengers, and as soon as she struck everyone made for the boats, some of them leaving with very little clothing on, and most of them losing nearly everything they had. They were in the boats until some time the next day. Fortunately all the passengers and crew escaped, (eighty in all) and the same day the greater number of them were taken on board another steamer which was passing that way. the ship filled with water several hours after running ashore. The day after, 150 sheep and seven horn cattle were landed on the island, but with this exception very little else was rescued from the wreck up to the time our informant was there, which was two or three days after the steamer went ashore

Arrival of HMS Emerald

H.M.S. Emerald visited the port this week on her way to St. John's, having last left Southern Arm, Hare Bay, where (as we are informed) the officers found excellent salmon fishing. Her principal object however, in calling here, was to erect a Stone in memory of Lieut. TOMSON, who, it will be remembered, was interred in the Church Cemetery here last September. The sailors spent a considerable time in arranging the grave, under the care of Lieut. THEED, the only officer who still remains unchanged since the ship was paid off, and re-commissioned. A beautiful display by electric light from the ship's deck was made about nine p.m.

Note of Thanks

"A Note of Thanks From Lieut. THEED". (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- If you can find space in your columns, please allow me, in the name of the Captain, officers and men of H.M.S."Emerald's" last commission to thank the may kind friends who showed their sympathy on 28th July last (the day of your flower service) by placing flowers and wreaths on the grave of the late Lieut. TOMSON. All English naval men must keenly appreciate the fact that, in whatever part of "Greater Britain" they may die, they are not forgotten by their fellow-country-men and women. Yours Truly, J.H.W. THEED, Lieut. R.N. The only messmate of the late Lieut. TOMSON, remaining on board the Emerald. H.M.S. Emerald Twillingate, 13th Aug 1889


"A Youngster" On The Political Situation. (To The Editor of the Twillingate Sun) The Sun of last week contained a letter from ""Tax Payer"" which is well worthy of deep reflection on the part of the electors of Twillingate district, and he could not have chosen a more appropriate time to ""break the ice"" than now, when our late representatives are honoring us with a personal visit. It is reported that they have been informed that there will be no contest - that they will have a walk over the course, - and that they have only to show themselves, and their return as members is certain. Well, time tells all things, and we leave that event in hands of the Old Gentleman. It is to be hoped that ""Tax Payer"" will make a fuller explanation and a more detailed statement of the programme which he hinted at in his letter. He may rely upon it; he has struck a chord that will vibrate for a long time, at any rate, till November next, and that as far as his views can be gathered, they will be supported by the electorate. It is, indeed, time (and particularly at this juncture) to show our late - and our future members too - that we have some public spirit yet left amongst us - that we are not such degraded serfs and slaves, as to be dictated to by a Government caucus in St. John's in our choice of representatives, as was the case last election; that we are determined to choose our own men - men who have our confidence and esteem and who know and understand our wants and wishes. Tax Payer may therefore rest assured (and all who agree with him) that any information he can supply on public matters in general, and the coming election in particular, will be read with interes, and receive a warm and hearty reception from a large section of the electorate. Mr. Editor, there are many subjects of interest just now to the electors, of Twillingate, which we intend to refer to before long, and which we will endeavour to bring before the electors, in a calm, dispassionate and unprejudiced statement, that will, we trust, receive the attention and approval of your readers and of the public in general. A Youngster.

Ship Arrival

The schooner ""Bonny"" arrived from St. John's last evening. We are indebted to Capt. LINFIELD for late papers


It is now understood that both Messrs. MORINE and MORISON will contest the election in Bonavista district as supporters of the present Government

The Railway

Pretty good progress is being made by the railway survey party, who commenced at Hall's Bay to work Southward. Up to date about fifteen miles have been cut and cleared away.

The Fishery

The fishery in the Straits has been poor for some time past. At Batteau Cove, where little or nothing had been done this season, the fish appeared to be striking in, and of late, three and four quintals a day have been taken there. The fishery of late around here has not been altogether a blank. Some days from a quarter to a half a quintal would be secured, and other days a little more, provided bait could be secured. In some quarters squids have been plentiful, but in many cases fishermen have had to go a long distance for them, and this delay for bait has lessened the quantity of fish taken. Letters were received by several of our people from their friends on the Labrador coast, which give intelligence of a more hopeful nature than that reported by the steamer ""Conscript"". In some cases the fishery was opening with a fair prospect of success, and there was a good sign of fish. It is hoped that the next mail will bring the information that many of our craft have been fortunate in securing good fares

The Courts

September 20th and 21st are the days fixed by proclamation for holding of the Supreme Court on circuit in this town. We understand that the steamer ""Walrus"" will be employed to convey the Court around the coast this season


The French schooner ""Reine Josephine"", with a cargo of salt, ran ashore at Black Head, three miles below Cape Ballard on Thursday night. A dense fog prevailed at the time, and land was not observed till the vessel struck. She is now a total wreck. Crew saved. - Evening Telegram.

Dredging Shoal Tickle

The machinery for dredging Shoal Tickle arrived here per ""Flamingo"" on Monday evening. It has been put together and is now in working order. Rocks at the entrance of the tickle are being removed by dynamite and other means.


A sad accident occurred at Fogo on the 1st inst. William ELLIOTT, of Eastern Tickle and his son William, went out early in the morning to haul a herring net. A strong N.N.E. breeze with a heavy lop was prevailing at the time, and while taking the net in the punt, a heavy lop broke on board which turned the boat over. The young man sank and was not seen afterwards, but his father held on to the boat and was there for a considerable time, and when taken off, was much exhausted. William was a fine young man of 22 years, and great sympathy is felt for the father and family.

Gallantry At Sea

The Mayor of Cardiff, a short time ago, presented publicly to Lewis DAVIES, late donkey-man of the steamship ""Rose"", of Cardiff, a bronze medal and a sum of money awarded by the Government, for gallantry in rescuing life at sea. DAVIES had, at the risk of his own life, proceeded in a small boat to the wreck of the Rose, in order to take off Capt. W. TURNBALL and the first mate. The latter was saved, but the captain refused to leave his ship, and sank with her. Exchange.

Burglar Caught

Last night, about 11.30, a man named ANGEL, burglariously entered the house of Mrs. HENNEBURY, Freshwater Road, but was detected and caught before getting away with anything. He entered by a window, but in doing so alarmed the inmates, which consisted of Mrs. HENNEBURY and her two daughters, her son being out at the time. They raised the alarm, young HENNEBURY came quickly to the spot, and taking in the circumstances, ran over to QUIGLEY's Farm opposite, coming back with Mr. QUIGLY, his son, and son in law. They immediately went into the house, and upstairs in a room discovered ANGEL. The elder QUIGLY grappled with him, and with the assistance of the other, threw him. A rope was procured and his arms and legs tied. Mr. QUIGLY then came to town and reported the affair at the police station, when a sergeant and four policemen were dispatched to the place, and brought the prisoner to the Lock Up. He proved to be one of the individuals who was charged a few days ago, with cutting the cable of the schooner ""Sappho"", while on the banks, but was dismissed for the lack of evidence. This morning he was before Judge Prowse and remanded. -- Evening Mercury. August 6.


Greenland Whale Fishery. By private advices from Dundee we learn that the whale and seal fisheries in Old Greenland this season have been more successful than for several years past. Many of the fleet have secured good fares, and all reported, will probably pay their expenses and leave a balance on the credit side of their accounts. The intelligence has been brought to Dundee by the steamer ""Polar Star"" which arrived there a few days ago with a full cargo of whales and seals. Her reports are as follows ""Active"" - three whales, 100 tons of oil; ""Earl of Mar"" and ""Kellie"", one whale, 20 tons of oil; ""Hope"", three whales, 100 tons of oil; ""Wendward"" three whales and 1200 old seals; ""Eclipse"", one whale and six bottlenoses. -- Evening Telegram.

The Railway

""The Halls Bay Railway." Our reporter this morning, called upon Mr. BURCHELL, C, and obtained the following information relative to the Hall's Bay survey. There are about 100 men altogether engaged, including sixteen engineers of various grades. These 100 men will be subdivided into six sections. Section No. 1, to commence from the Placentia railway. Section nos. 2 and 3 to commence at Randon Sound, working North and South; section nos 4 and 5 will begin at the Gander, working North and South; and section no 6 will begin at Hall's Bay working South. The men engaged on the work are a fine looking lot of young fellows, from appearances, capable of undertaking any kind of laborious work, and are all eager and willing to commence operations. Each man is to carry, attached to a leather strap and swung over the shoulders, a weight of forty pounds. The wages for laborers, axe-man, etc., ranges from $18 to $20 a month. Provisions, medicine chest, ammunition, and all other necessary wants are provided, and to be had free. Charts, maps, glasses etc. are all now completely in readiness, and the whole survey party have signed. The steamer ""Falcon"" will sail early on Monday morning and proceed to Little Bay, where the surveying party will disembark, and take to the woods. The Placentia party on this side will go out by train. We wish the whole survey success. -- Daily colonist, July 20.


At Herring Neck, on the 7th inst. the wife of Mr. R. MUNDY, a daughter.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Aug 14 - ""Julia"", MABLY, Sydney, Ballast - Owen & Earle.

Public Notice

Under the Nuisance Act, Title 18, Chap. 71, Sec 5. 1 - Any person who shall deposit or cause to be deposited before his dwelling house, stores, or other buildings, any dirt, rubbish or any offensive matter, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Ten Dollars. 2 - Any person who shall cast or throw, or order to be cast or thrown, into any of the public coves, roads, streets, lanes, squares or passages, in any of the said towns, any dirt, dung, rubbish, dead or dying cattle, or any putrid or offensive matter, shall for every offence, forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding Twenty five Dollars. 3 - Any person who shall bring into or carry through the streets, roads, lanes or passages of any town or settlement in this Island, any putrid substance, manure, night soil, or other offensive matter whatsoever, unless the same be carried in carts, puncheons or barrels - tight, close and covered, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Ten Dollars. - 4- The Stipendiary Magistrate may open and enter, or may direct the inspector of police or a constable, to enter and inspect private places, where noxious substances dangerous to the public health may be reasonably suspected to exist, and shall order all nuisances and filth to be removed therefrom or destroyed; and if the same shall not be removed or destroyed within twenty-four hours after such order, the person neglecting or refusing to obey such order, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Twenty Dollars, or the Magistrate may in his discretion, cause the same to be removed or destroyed, or may recover the expenses of so doing, in a summary manner, inform name of the Constable inspecting, from the person so offending. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate Police Office, Twillingate

Estate Settlement

In the matter of the Estate of Hay FINDLATER, Esq., of Fogo, deceased. All persons having claim or, demand on the above Estate are hereby notified and required to send to the undersigned, executors of the said estate, the particulars of such claims, on or before the 10th day of September next. And all persons indebted to the said estate are hereby notified and required to pay to the said executors, on or before the said date, the several amounts due by them, or legal proceeding will be taken for the recovery of the same. Allan FINDLATER (Twillingate) Jno. T. CROUCHER (Fogo), Executors. Dated at Twillingate this 31st day of July, 1889.

Sale of Work

Will take place in the Fall for the purpose of defraying the cost of renovating and furnishing the Methodist Parsonage. Contributions of money, plain or fancy articles, will be thankfully received by the following ladies who form the committee: Mrs. Andrew LINFIELD, Miss Mary ROBERTS, Louisa LINFIELD, Mrs. W.J. SCOTT, Miss HUDDER, ...... LINFIELD. / Mrs. R.W. FREEMAN, President. Twillingate May 24.


24 Aug 1889


It is estimated that upwards of 100,000 cubic feet of white pine will be shipped from the port of Quebec this year, which is far above the quantity shipped in the last four years

Business Tour

The town has been favored, during the week, with a visit from John DUDER, Esq., the representative of the old and reputable mercantile firm of the late Edwin DUDER. Mr. DUDER, has been making his annual tour of his branch establishments in this Bay

Steamer Arrival

The mail steamer ""Conscript"" arrived about ten o'clock yesterday morning returning South. There were several passengers from this, also a number from the different ports North. We understand that the members for this district, Messrs. GOODRIDGE, McKAY and KNIGHT also took passage by her

Watch Repairs

A watch maker and piano tuner, connected with Mr. J. LAMB's business, may be expected here for a few days about the early part of September. An opportunity will thus be afforded to all who shall require clocks, watches and jewelry repaired, and a real chance will be given to those who may need pianos or organs tuned. -- Advt

Supreme Court Circuit

We understand that George H. EMERSON, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, will as usual, arrive with the Supreme court on Circuit. Mr. EMERSON leaves St. John's on the ""Conscript"" of the 12th September, to join the Circuit Steamer at Little Bay, where the Court will be held from the 16th to the 18th of the same month. Mr. E's abilities are too well known to need any comment from us, and whoever may have business to transact requiring the intervention of law, would do well to avail of his professional services

Arrival from Labrador

The schooner ""Rose of Sharon"", George CLARKE, master, arrived on Tuesday last from Double Island, Labrador, with 330 qtls. of fish. Mr. CLARKE had been poorly for some time on the Labrador, which was the means of his leaving the coast so early. Fish had been pretty plentiful where he was fishing, and the reports received by him are more cheering than those hitherto brought by the mail steamer. The following are reported: ""Betsy Purchase, James PURCHASE, master, 200 qtls., ""British Queen"", Samuel FOX, master, 200; ""Brisk"", Job LUTHER, master, 200; ""Blooming Queen"", John PRIDE, master, 250; ""J.W. Roberts"", John ROBERTS, 300. Other schooners heard from were doing very well. The Rose of Sharon will be leaving for the French Shore when ready.

Boat Found

(To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- The men out here picked up a fishing skiff this summer, and I wish you to publish it in the paper, that the owner may come for it. She is a new skiff built the past winter, and is black with a white streak around her; between 19 and 20 feet long, by 5 feet wide, fitted out for three persons fishing in her, there are three oars in her; probably it is one that broke loose from the stern of a craft while in tow, as the tow rope was partly on her. She was bottom up when found about three miles from the Island. She will be taken care of until the owner calls for her, only the persons who picked her up want 4 dollars, for their trouble. She is Worth about £5. The lower part of her bottom is copper painted. Yours Truly, Mark ROUSELL. Gull Island, Aug. 16th, 1889.


""Death of the Rev. M.P. MORRIS"". The Rev. Father MORRIS died about eight a.m. on Thursday last at his brother's residence. Military Road, which sad event cast a gloom over the whole community. The deceased clergyman was well and favorably known throughout the whole of Newfoundland, and especially in this his native city, and deep and sincere is the sorrow that fills all hearts at the demise of one so young, so useful, and with such a promising career before him. The orphans' home at Villa Nova, which he labored so long and so earnestly to build up, will miss the master hand that guided it through its infant years, and brought it to the flourishing condition it was in when the was prostrated with the fever, and the little ones of the orphanage will miss the kind friend and father, who watched over them with such tender care, and who gave his life in his endeavors to shield them from sickness, suffering and death. To his bereaved relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in peace. -- Terra Nova Advocate


31 Aug 1889

Politics (Part 1)

Gentlemen, -- As this is the first time in the history of Newfoundland, when the Electorate could be truthfully addressed as ""Free and Independent"" (thanks to the Ballot Act) a serious responsibility rests with that body in the exercise of their privilege in selecting men to represent them at the forthcoming General Election - men on whom they can at all times rely and on whim in a great measure, will depend the weal or woe of the future of our country. The undersigned feel highly honored and pleased to be the recipients of a Requisition singed by a large and respectable body of the electors, (whose names for obvious reasons we cannot make public, as it might reasonably be considered as defeating the secrecy of the Ballot Act) asking us to come forward as their chosen Candidates, and take upon ourselves the responsibilities and duties attached to such a position. In that requisition you say you do not ""hamper us with pledges"" of any kind, having full confidence in our honesty and integrity, and that you are convinced we ""would use our utmost efforts to promote the well-being and improvement of our citizens both politically and socially.

Politics (Part 2)

Such confidence on your part, (entirely unsolicited by us), demands and deserves an honest, candid and unreserved reply on our part, -- and we give it heartily, cordially, and unhesitatingly; We accept the honor, in the same spirit in which it was given in all sincerity and truth; and if returned we shall on all occasions do our utmost to prove the deep interest we feel in common with yourselves in the advancement and progress of our country. You may therefore consider us before the Electors of the District, as your chosen Candidate, to represent them in the next House of Assembly, and act accordingly. In a note like the present, we cannot enter into the discussion of political questions, but we may broadly state, that the non-fulfillment and violation of promises made by the present Government on their succession to power, -- their reckless expenditure of the public revenue, -- the increase of taxation and of the public debt of the Colony, -- and favoritism displayed in their disposal of public monies, will make it impossible for us to support their continuance in power

Politics (Part 3)

We shall use every effort that may be necessary on our part, for the restoration of Sir William WHITEWAY and his party, to be Government of the Colony. If possible, we intend to visit you all in the extern settlements, and will then have an opportunity of expressing our sentiments more fully to the public. Our individual and public interests are closely bound up with your own; we have the same wants, the same wishes, the same requirements as fellow citizens and natives of our common country, and we feel that when we are working for your welfare, we are working for our own. We again thank you for the honor you intend us, and we again repeat that nothing shall be wanting on our part, to promote the happiness and prosperity of the highterto neglected and down-trodden bone and sinew of the land, - the despised Fisherman - and we believe there is no more certain mode of attaining our object than by the re-assumption of office by Sir W.V. WHITEWAY and party, and the utter defeat of the present Monopolist Government, We remain, gentleman, Your obedient servants. J.P.THOMPSON, Thomas PEYTOn

Ship Arrival

We learn that a schooner belonging to Mr. TAYLOR arrived at Morton's Harbor from Labrador on Wednesday last, being short of salt. She is reported to have 450 qtls of fish on board.


We are pleased to welcome Mrs. OHMAN, a Lady from St. John's, who has recently come among us, under the auspices of the Sons of Temperance, to visit and if possible strengthen our Bands of Hope. In another column will be found a very interesting account of her work and the success which has attended her efforts in the outports North of this. I am sure our readers will have much pleasure in reading it and will join with the Sun in wishing Mrs. OHMAN a hearty welcome in our midst and every prosperity in her undertaking

School Picnic

The annual Sunday School picnic in connection with the Methodist church, took place on Wednesday last, under very favorable circumstances. The weather was all that could be desired, and a better day could not have been chosen. The children of the North Side and Crow Head schools assembled at North Side church, and marched in procession as far as the bridge where they were met by the children of the South side and proceeded back to the field, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Thomas PEYTON, where we believe a very pleasant day was spent by all young and old. About half-past seven the signal was given for the children to form in procession and after singing a hymn, in which all present united, they left the field and marched as far as the church where they again sung and dispersed, all seemingly pleased with the day's recreation

Temperance(Part 1)

""Temperance Work Among the Young Folks"" On Wednesday last Mrs. OHMAN arrived here from Morton's Harbor, having landed from s.s."Conscript"" on her last trip, at Little Bay, and working from that place down, visiting several important settlements en route. Mrs. OHMAN, who has established a reputation as an Authoress of no mean order, is also an earnest Temperance worker, and in this capacity she has been sent out by the sons of temperance, to visit and strengthen the Bands of Hope already established; and where necessary, to set one in motion; thus far, three new ones have been opened by her in this Bay. On Thursday night a meeting was held in the Hall under the auspices of Sons of Temperance in order to introduce Mrs. OHMAN to the people. Although there were only a few hours notice, the Hall was well filled with a very respectable and intelligent looking audience, which clearly shows that our people take an interest in the great cause of Temperance

Temperance(Part 2)

Brother W.J. SCOTT opened the meeting by giving out an appropriate hymn which was heartily joined in by the audience, after which Rev. Mr. KELLY led in prayer. Brother WHITE, who has charge of Crystal Stream Band of Hope (who were present in their regalia) spoke briefly on the progress of the Band, since its formation by Lecturer HUTCHINGS about two years age, after which another Hymn was sung, and then the Charmin introduced the speaker of the evening, Mrs. OHMAN, who also presided at the organ. In a very impressive address, she showed the great evils resulting from alcohol, and the clear duty of all parents and workers to guard the young from its snares. She also congratulated Twillingate on having the local option measure in force, but at the same time saying, that it might be even more necessary to educate our children against evils which they might not see in our Town, but consequently fall an easier prey to, in the event of leaving home for less favored places

Temperance(Part 3)

A marked impression was made on the hearers and we feel sure good will result. After another hymn, Rev. Mr. KELLY, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mrs. OHMAN, gave a very sound address, dwelling on the great evils of intemperance as to be seen in large English cities. Mr. KELLY is a very talented preacher and speaker and we gladly welcome him to our Temperance platform. Bro. George ROBERTS seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously, and then the Chairman said Mrs. OHMAN would visit the Band of Hope in session. The hymn ""God Bless our Youthful Band"", the last verse being the first of the national anthem, was sung, an invitation to join in the good work given, and the meeting closed. -- com.

Letter (Part 1)

A Letter From Mrs. OHMAN. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Would you kindly allow me to say a few words about my recent visit to the North in the interests of Band of Hope work? Commissioned by the Sons of Temperance to visit the principal places North as far as Little Bay, I left St. John's on the 1st August by the ""Conscript"" and I arrived at Little Bay early on Sunday. Here I was kindly received and on the following Friday a public meeting was held in the Methodist church, which was well attended. Mr. QUENBY acted as chairman and addresses were delivered by the Rev. J.E. MANNING, Sergeant WELLS, Mr. QUENBY and myself and after a song from Mrs. MORIS a good collection was taken up to defray the expenses connected with the working of the Band of Hope. On Monday evening, a goodly number of children gathered in the church, and a Band was organized, which under the fostering care of so enthusiastic a temperance worker as the Rev. J.E. MANNING, is sure, with God's blessing, to prosper.

Letter (Part 2)

On Tuesday, the 15th, amidst waving flags and children's cheers, I came, with the Sabbath School picnic to Little Bay Islands, where Mr. James STRONG, the superintendent of the Sabbath School there, hospitably entertained me. The day following, I visited nearly all the houses, impressed upon the women the use and importance of the Band of Hope, and asked their permission for their children to become members. We had a splendid meeting on Sabbath afternoon in the schoolroom, and I organized a Band in connection with the Sabbath School, about 40 children signing the pledge. Taking the steamer, Exploits was reached very early on Friday morning, and there, as in all the outharbors, which are proverbial for hospitality, a hearty welcome and home always awaits the stranger. Mrs. Josiah MANUEL did her utmost to make my stay there pleasant

Letter (Part 3)

We visited the Rev. Mr. NURSE, who cordially welcomed me and practically sympathized with the work, and on Saturday some of the children met in the schoolroom, signed the pledge and promised to try to be consistent members of the Band of Hope of which Mr. BRADLEY, the teacher of the day school, is to be Superintendent. On Sunday I visited the Sabbath School and again impressed upon the children the desirability of enlisting as soldiers of the temperance army. Arriving at Morton's Harbor on Tuesday, I stayed one night only at Mr. OSMOND's, as the Rev. Mr. HEYFIELD thought it unnecessary to organize a Band there, till a little later on, and proceeded to Twillingate in time to enjoy the Sabbath School picnic, and where, it is the intention of holding a children's public temperance meeting. Twillingate, flourishing under the benign influences of local prohibition &c., boasting of two Bands of Hope as well as a Church of England Society and Sons of Temperance organizations, is the paradise of the Temperance worker. Herring Neck, Fogo, Greenspond, Bonavista, Bird Island Cove, Catalina and Trinity have still to be visited, let us hope with pleasure and profit. Thanking you for space, I remain, yours etc., Jessie OHMAN.

Little Bay News(Part 1)

""An Exciting Week at Little Bay:"" On Tuesday we had a visit from the Government Candidates for the coming election, and their advent naturally caused a stir amongst their may well wishers in this settlement. On Wednesday, the Church of England Sunday School Treat came off. About noon, the party left the Company's Wharf in the Bight, in the steamer ""Hiram Perry"". Proceeding to the head of Little Bay, thence back to Mr. REDDIN's Wharf on the South Side of the Bay. After landing, old and young made up their minds for an afternoon's thorough enjoyment. The weather was not everything to be desired through the day, but a fine evening gave the affair a very successful ending and the delighted band of little ones landed where they embarked at 8 p.m. Just as the steamer was nearing the wharf, three hearty cheers were given for Rev. A. PITTMAN, the ladies, and the coming representative E.R. BURGESs

Little Bay News(Part 2)

Thursday, being Lady Day, was a general holiday and the Methodist's chose that day for their Sunday School Treat. Little Bay Island was the spot chosen by them, for the day's fun and feasting, and at 11 o'clock the ""Hiram Perry left the wharf with a large number of parents and children on board. The weather was beautifully fine and the sea smooth, so the trip could not be otherwise than pleasant. The cheerful party returned at 9 p.m. To lend more excitement to the day a Cricket match was played between St. John's Men and All - comers, which ended in a victory for the St. John's Men. All of these events created considerable excitement, but before the sun had reached the meridian on Saturday it was plain to be seen, by the great display of bunting, that there was something to follow, of more interest to the general public, than any of the events which had gone before, It was the marriage of Louis JOSEPH, M.B.C.M. and Alice Jane, youngest daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq, sub-Collector

Little Bay News(Part 3)

At 7.30pm the Bridal party arrived at the church, which was lit up as best it could be, and made as cheerful as possible, for the occasion. The edifice which seats about 200 was crowded. The officiating clergyman, Rev. A. PITTMAN, the Bridegroom and his groomsmen took their respective positions in the Church and everything looked well, but when Miss BLANDFORD (the organist) struck the chord, the West door was opened, and in an instant all eyes were centered upon the lovely young to be, and her venerable father. A more pleasing sight than the Father and daughter presented, as they walked up the aisle, followed by the Bridesmaids, could hardly be imagined. She truly looked delightful in her Bridal Robe, and Mr. DUDER, notwithstanding that he has the weight of over 70 years upon him, stood as erect as a soldier on drill. The Bride was dressed in white silk trimmed with maltese lace and looped with orange blossoms. The dress was made in Jersey

Little Bay News(Part 4)

When all had taken their places in the Church, Hymn 350 was sung heartily by the large congregation and the Clergyman proceeded with the marriage ceremony. The Choir chanted the Beati - Omnes and after the second blessing was given, the choir and congregation sung Hymn No. 351 with great earnestness. The ceremony being ended the party withdrew to the vestry, while the organ sounded the notes of the wedding march, and when the usual formalities were gone through, the devoted bridegroom and Bride led the way down the aisle, while the many beholders feasted their eyes on the sight and admired them as they passed. The party then repaired to the residence of the Bride's Father, where they were met by their many friends. After a short time spent there, they proceeded to the groom's new house where a bounteous supper was prepared. The united guests were rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. A. WHYTE, Mrs. W. PAYNE, Mrs. E,. COURTNEY, Mr. James WHITE, Miss OSMOND, Mr. R.D. WALSH, Miss PEARCE, Mr. Wm. LIND, Miss BLANDFORD, Mr. E.F. BERTEAU, Miss ATKINS, Mr. E.R. BURGESS and Edwin DUDER. The presents received were numerous and costly, many of which came from Ceylon and England. Dr. JOSEPH and his Bride have the good wishes of the whole community. Com.


At Little Bay Mines August 17th, at St.Luke's Church by the Rev. Arthur PITTMAN, Alice Jane youngest daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq., J.P., Sub-Collector of H.M. Customs, to Louis Eugenie JOSHEPH, M.B., C.M., Surgeon N.F.L.D., C.C. Mining Co


On Tuesday morning, the 30th inst. at Hillsview cottage, by the Rev. T. HODDKINSON, Mr. Thomas James DULEY of Birmingham, England to Phenie Chancey daughter of the late Mr. John SOPER of Carbonear


At Loon Bay on 18th inst., Miss Ellen WHEELER aged 19 years. Her end was peace."Yet those new rising from the tomb, with lustre brighter far shall shine, Revive with ever during bloom. Safe from diseases and decline"".

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Cleared. August 22 - ""Flying Foam"", NOEL, Little Glace Bay, Ballast, - Captain. August 23 - ""Grace"", TRESCOTT, Lisbon, 2,940 quintal Shore Fish - E. Duder. August 27 - ""Robert"", PARSONS, Lisbon, 2800 quintals Shore Fish - W. Waterman. & co.

A Bazaar

A Bazaar, to raise money to aid in reducing the debt on the Nipper's Harbor Methodist Parsonage will be held shortly. Contributions in money or materials for the bazaar are solicited and may be sent to the undermentioned: Mrs. S. JENNINGS, Mrs. W.J. EATON, Mrs. Jas. BOWERS, Mrs. R. BATSTONE, Miss L. MILLEY, Mrs. H. SHAVE, Miss BATSTONE, Miss A. SHAVE, Miss H. NOBLE.


Contributed by George White (2003)
July 6, 1889 Transcribed by Glenda Quinn (March 2003)
August 17, 1889 to August 31, 1889 Transcribed by Ron St. Croix (January 2003)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (March 2003)

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