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Twillingate Sun
March - April

March 2, 1889

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (1)

(From Evening Telegram Reports). St. John’s Jan. 30, 1889. Court opened at 11 o’clock. The following are the names of the gentlemen sworn on the Petit Jury for the trial of Thomas STARK and James RIGBY for the manslaughter of Charles HOOKEY, vis: Andrew CURRAN, William KELLEY, George GAMBERG, George WHITTEN, George E. TAYLOR, John LAWRENCE, Samuel McPHERSON, John, BRIEN, Andrew McCOUBREY, James MOORE, Philip BULGER. The Attorney General opened the case for the crown as follows: GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY, ---- I shall be as brief as possible in stating the facts of this important case. The charge against the accused is manslaughter. The only issue appeared to be whether the charge should be manslaughter or murder. But the Grand Jury, in the exercise of its rights, has made the that charge manslaughter. The accused are simply charged with the taking of the life of a human being. It is not necessary for you to find that there is that degree of willfulness or malice to constitute the crime of murder. The two men were master and mate of the schooner Clara. The deceased was a seaman called Charles HOOKEY, on board the said schooner

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (2)

The vessel left Bristol on the 18th October for St. John’s. This was the first time this master and these men were together. They were comparatively unknown to each other. The day after leaving Bristol, the first fact which I must draw to your attention occurred. HOOKEY, when he came on board, was a sound, healthy man, but after he was some time on board, he appeared to be rather dull and stupid. I will not state in detail the facts and circumstances which resulted in this man’s death, but I will state generally that the death of Charles HOOKEY was the result of a series of acts which, for savage brutality, I, in my experience, have never heard equaled. My duty is to look at this case calmly, and to direct your mind to the facts. The death of this man was occasioned by acts of cruelty and ferocity during the voyage. There appeared to be, throughout the voyage, a common feeling, a common motive, which caused this result. The deceased, from the severe beatings he received from the accused, became almost senseless. At times he was kept on bread and water for days

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (3)

The men were prevented from relieving him. It does not appear that there was any provocation for those acts except that he was not, owing to his stupidity, able to perform his duty with the readiness and brilliancy of the other sailors. He was not disrespectful and did nothing whatever to arouse the passions of the accused. He was kept in the forecastle until within two days of the arrival of the vessel here. Then it was brought to their knowledge that he was dying, and then the accused ordered some trifling attentions. But the harm was already done. The shame or sorrow came too late to save this man’s life. Gentlemen, these are an outline of the main facts of this case, but there are one or two more to which I must call your attention. The crew of this ship consisted of six hands all told. On the passage out, LINDALL, who was first mate, was made cook and RIGBY took his place. It would have been LINDALL”s duty, as mate, to sign the official log. About the time of the death of HOOKEY, the captain found it necessary to make certain entries in his log relating to his death. When these entries were read to LINDALL he refused to sign them as they stated facts which were not true, but afterwards, through fear and terror, signed. This poor man died on Sunday morning about 9 o’clock, and although only about 40 miles from St. John’s, the body was buried the following morning

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (4)

The crew, after their arrival in port, said nothing about the matter for two or three days, but one morning LINDALL slipped ashore and disclosed the facts. If the accused acted towards the deceased in such unlawful and cruel manner as to cause the death, they were guilty of the crime of manslaughter. If you believe that this treatment was inflicted with full knowledge and concurrence of both, you must convict. We will now proceed to call witnesses. Olaf LINDALL, sworn -- I am a Swede and my business is that of a sailor. I am ten years going to sea. I joined the Clara in Bristol in October. This was the first voyage I enjoyed from Bristol to St. John’s. Thomas STARK was master. (Accused STARK identified). I shipped as boatswain, to act as mate. The names of the other men on board were James RIGBY and Geo. EVANS, (RIGBY identified). George HALEY and Charles HOOKEY were also on board. RIGBY first acted as cook. I signed on the 17th October and we left on the 18th. One of the men was called Charles HOOKEy

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (5)

I have seen him in Bristol before. He was a small man, dark complexioned, short and stout. As far as I could see, he was healthy when he came on board. Next morning, after we left, the captain was at the wheel and told me to send one man aft. I sent Charles HOOKEY. HOOKEY was in my watch, also George EVANS. RIGBY and George HALEY were in the captain’s watch. When HOOKEY went to the wheel he steered badly. The captain told HOOKEY he’d have to steer better than this, and then took hold of him and knocked him down with his fist and made his right ear bleed. The captain told me not to send him to the wheel any more. HOOKEY went to work about the deck when the captain sent him away from the wheel. The blood was festering on HOOKEY’s ear after he was beaten. One day, when five days out, we were reefing the topsail. George HALEY, EVANS and I went up. I ordered HOOKEY up. He came partly up and I sent him down for fear of accident. He went down on deck. RIGBY was by the fore rigging when HOOKEY came down. RIGBY beat HOOKEY with his fist and asked him why he didn’t reef the sail. He beat him across the head and face. The captain lashed the wheel, ran forward, caught hold of HOOKEY and dragged him aft to the main rigging and beat him, kicked him and jumped on him

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (6)

He jumped with both feet on him from the deck. He had sea-boots on. He jumped on him two or three times and tore his pants to pieces and Cardigan jacket. He tore the clothes when he was dragging him. There were iron tips on the heels of the boots worn by the captain. HOOKEY offered no resistance nor said anything. HOOKEY then went down in the forecastle. I did not sleep in the forecastle. I slept aft with the captain. HOOKEY was laid up for three or four days. We all messed aft. While HOOKEY was laid up RIGBY gave him bread and water, because he said HOOKEY was loafing. HOOKEY was ordered out of the cabin for the remainder of the voyage by RIGBY when he came up after being laid up. I saw him lying in his berth during these days. RIGBY was sleeping in the forecastle with him. I heard nothing said during these days. He complained to me he was sore. I was for four days without HOOKEY in my watch. When he came on deck he complained he was bad, and I saw his right ear was swollen. He worked about the deck after that. RIGBY took his meals to him after that. HOOKEY was stupid and dull after those beatings. He never had very much to say

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (7)

He worked on deck during the day and slept till 4 o’clock in the morning. One night about a fortnight before we got in, I went in the forecastle, leaving the captain, HOOKEY, RIGBY, and George EVANS on deck. I went to the forecastle to turn in. I heard HOOKEY crying out. I heard his voice. I got out of my berth and remained until HOOKEY came down below, shortly afterwards. His mouth and nose and face were bleeding, his ear was swollen and his face was swollen up. He went into his berth, that was in the night. I was cook then, I was changed on the 12th November. The owner first engaged me as mate in Plymouth, He said RIGBY was more capable to have charge of the vessel than I. I made no objections. My wages were not reduced. There was no quarrel between us. HOOKEY was confined to his berth after that beating for a week. I saw him during that week. He could not see. He remained in his berth. EVANS, HALEY and I did what we could for him. The captain did not come to see him. He saw RIGBY every day. RIGBY said, “ If we were bound to the United States, instead of St. John’s, you’d be gone long ago.” I brought food to him unbeknownst to the captain

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (8)

The captain told me one day, while he was in the forecastle, to give him nothing but bread and water. I took him what was left after we finished our meals. I did it after the captain told me not to do so. HOOKEY continued very bad from this. The captain said, “ If I catch you give him anything more, I’ll stop the lot of you.” The mate came down at 4 o’clock and called HALEY and I, and then went to call HOOKEY. HALEY and I went on deck. RIGBY stopped in the forecastle and pulled HOOKEY on deck. He caught hold of him by the collar of his jacket and pulled him out of his berth. He took him aft to the pump house and lashed him to the pin-rail. HOOKEY offered no resistance. He had a pair of dungrey pants, a Cardigan jacket, a flannel shirt, no drawers, no hat, no oilskin. He had a pair of elastic side boots with no stockings on. It was cold and blowing hard. The captain was in his berth when this lashing occurred. His ear was swollen and mortified when he was on deck. It was like a piece of beef. He did not come on deck Wednesday. The captain and mate went forward and pulled him up. He was at this time on bread and water diet

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (9)

Cross-examined by Mr. GREENE, Q.C. The captain is married and has a family resident in Liverpool, England. When the captain first struck HOOKEY, they both left the wheel. EVANS was forehead working, HALEY was below. When the topsails were reefed we were six days out. This was the first time they were reefed. We had all sails set. George HALEY, George EVANS and I went aloft. When HOOKEY came out of the rigging, he was struck. I was aloft when the captain struck him. He hauled HOOKEY aft on the starboard side. HALEY and EVANS were on the yard at this time. They could see what was taking place on deck. There was no risk in putting the helm in the beckit. I never saw RIGBY attending to his ear. RIGBY borrowed scissors to put sticking plaster on HOOKEY when he had a cut on his forehead. The captain and mate went into the cabin for their meals first, then the rest of the crew. When RIGBY was cook, he took his meals to HOOKEY, and when I was cook, I did. He only gave the order to put HOOKEY on bread and water at once. He said that order was to continue from this out. He never got anything but bread and water except what we gave him unknown to the captain. When he came up on deck he got better food. I never changed his diet with the captain’s knowledge

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (10)

We had a rough passage and required every hand. The morning that RIGBY came into the forecastle and hauled up HOOKEY, I’m positive I went on deck before HOOKEY. EVANS was at the wheel when I came up. EVANS would be in bed that morning. HOOKEY was tied to the pin-rail at 4 o’clock. The rope HOOKEY was tied with was got on the pin-rail. The weather was very cold. HOOKEY remained on deck all day. He was very badly clothed. I saw EVANS with HOOKEY’s top coat. The deck over HOOKEY’s berth was leaky. He couldn’t stop the leak. When the captain saw his condition, he made a bed on the floor with a sail. We never asked the mate for a sail. I saw HOOKEY all the time lying in his wet berth. He was feverish and breathing hard. I did not report this to the captain. It was the mate’s business. I asked the captain for my discharge two days after arrival. He said he’d tell me later on when the cargo was out

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (11)

Re-examined by the Attorney General. The magistrates asked if the writing in the log was the captain’s handwriting. I said it was. The log was not signed on the day on which it purports to be entered. I objected to sign the entry stating that HOOKEY showed signs of lunacy, and shirked his duty. I refused to sign the statements that HOOKEY went below, stowed himself away, and refused to work, because they were not true. I refused to sign the statement that HOOKEY went below owing to laziness. This is in colored ink, but it is the captain’s handwriting. I signed the statement that RIGBY and I had agreed to exchange places and wages on the Sunday night when all the other entries were signed. I swear that there has been no ill-feeling between the captain and myself. I never saw him before this voyage. I got no discharge from the captain

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (12)

George EVANS, sworn -- I was a seaman on board the Clara. (STARK and RIGBY identified). I joined the ship at Bristol as an ordinary seaman. I am 18 years old. I was in the mate’s watch through the voyage. HOOKEY was in my watch. This was my first time on board the Clara. I knew HOOKEY by sight before this in Bristol. I have seen him knocking about, among vessels since July. He was a stout man, short, stouter than I am. His health was all right when he came on board, but he was drunk. About the third day he was sent to take the wheel. The vessel seemed to be shifting about, and the captain kicked him and struck him. I noticed blood running from his right ear. He then went about his work as usual. The captain was at him every day, always interfering with him, knocking and pushing him about the deck. We all went up to reef the sails one day. HOOKEY was with us. I didn’t see the captain do anything then. HOOKEY was sent out of the cabin by RIGBY the fifth or sixth day out. His meals were taken down to him. He was on bread and water for five or six days, then he didn’t have anything. I was at the wheel, HOOKEY was forehead, when the captain, because HOOKEY didn’t reef the mainsail, pulled him along the deck on his bare knees, then jumped on him twice

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (13)

He was by the mainmast. RIGBY and I were present. After that the captain sat across him and hammered his head on the deck. HOOKEY sang out, ”Lord have mercy on me: God, you’ll kill me.” He also kicked him in the eye. When I saw HOOKEY afterwards, he had a mark on his eye and his ear was swollen. His ear was sore before that from the first time. He had a mark on his right knee. The captain told LINDALL, if he saw him giving him anything but bread and water, he would stop the lot. He was kept on bread and water after that. HOOKEY stayed below after this, all day sometimes, until they fetched him up. He stayed because he was weak and couldn’t stand on his legs. When I used to go in the forecastle I’d find HOOKEY sitting on a box. The mate used to send him on deck by hitting him with a broom handle. He was forced out of the forecastle the time they lashed him to the pin-rail. The reason he stayed below was because he was sick from the kicking about. RIGBY fetched him out of the forecastle and lashed him to the rail. HOOKEY loosed himself and was again lashed by RIGBY to the pin-rail. RIGBY fire a bucket of water to his face. HALEY loosed him the first time he was lashed. He had very little clothes on then. The weather was fine but freezing hard. He was lashed at 4 o’clock in the morning. HOOKEY wouldn’t stop on deck. After HALEY loosed him, I went below and he stopped on deck. When he was lashed to the pin-rail his ear was bad and he had a cut on the forehead and a black eye. On Thursday morning I saw the captain knocking him down and scrubbing a brush over his face.

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (14)

By the court -- We were put on a short allowance toward the end of the passage. The mate told me we should only get coffee and tea twice a day. One day when HOOKEY was below the captain said if he didn’t come on deck to work, he should have nothing at all. RIGBY told me the same. He said he shouldn’t have the same as the rest. The water was taken down in a kettle. Some days he had nothing at all. Towards the end of the voyage I took him down some food and he couldn’t take it. HOOKEY told me he was about 39 and married. He wasn’t exactly right in his head. He was healthy and stout, and took as much food as any one else at first. The court adjourned till Thursday at 11 o’clock. Hon Attorney General and Mr. SCOTT for the prosecution. Mr. GREENE, Q. C., and Mr. H .E. KNIGHT for the defense. Thursday Jan 31. At Eleven o’clock the prisoners were brought into Court, their Lordships took their seats, and the next witness was called, sworn and examined by Mr. SCOTT.

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (15)

George Hale -- I am a seaman on board the Clara (identifies the accused.) I remember when we were about ten days at sea, HOOKEY, EVANS and I went aloft to stow sails. HOOKEY, being nervous, LINDALL and I told him to go on deck again. I saw the captain strike him two or three times when he came down. I noticed HOOKEY bleeding from the eye after this. At another time, when we were reefing sails, HOOKEY who was holding on the ropes, let go suddenly and went to the forecastle. The captain followed him and struck him. HOOKEY was bleeding very much from the ears, eyes and nose after this beating. At this time he was on bread and water. I saw RIGBY hitting HOOKEY occasionally. During the voyage RIGBY became mate and LINDALL cook. One morning at 4 o’clock, when RIGBY was calling the watch, he dragged HOOKEY from his bunk to the deck, and lashed him to the pin-rail, where he remained for half an hour. It was a cold morning and he was very thinly clad. I heard the Captain tell LINDALL not to give him anything but bread and water. In fact the Captain told us if he caught us giving him anything but bread and water we should be served the same as HOOKEY was. RIGBY and the Captain were often present when HOOKEY was being beaten. I heard RIGBY say to HOOKEY, if he was bound to the United States instead of St. John’s, he’d soon fix him

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (16)

HOOKEY came below about 12:30 one night bleeding very much. RIGBY and EVANS were then on deck. I saw HOOKEY on deck on the Thursday before he died, about 4 o’clock in the morning. He was ordered to scrub the deck, but he couldn’t do it. He was very feeble. His diet was bread and water. HOOKEY’s bunk was very wet owing to the fault of the ship. HOOKEY slept one night on the floor of the forecastle without clothing or covering. On Friday morning RIGBY took him some burgoo. He was very bad all that day. The mate came to see him. The next day the captain gave him medicine. On the Saturday morning the captain said to LINDALL, he ought to have told him he was so bad. RIGBY used to be in the forecastle every day and see HOOKEY. My bed was taken out and put under HOOKEY and an old sail was put over him. The captain gave orders to have him watched. HOOKEY was insensible then, and the attentions given to him were too late. He was really dying when these things were done for him. The next morning (Sunday) RIGBY found HOOKEY dead. Preparations were mad to bury him. I washed him. His body was in bad condition. It had marks on the legs and shoulder and forehead. The ear was swollen very much and the eye was black. The mark on the forehead was obtained through a sea striking him. When HOOKEY started on the voyage he looked well. There was much change between the time he came on board and when I washed him, I was in RIGBY’s watch when I started, but afterwards I was in the same watch and LINDALL. HOOKEY was in the mate’s watch.

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (17)

Cross-examined by Mr. GREENE, Q. C. I saw nobody strike HOOKEY when I was aloft. It was when I came down I saw him struck. I don’t remember swearing before the magistrate that RIGBY called HOOKEY out of the forecastle when he was tied to the Pin-rail. During my two hours at the wheel I only saw HOOKEY tied once to the pin-rail I never saw the captain or RIGBY kick HOOKEY. I remember the Sunday I was called to sign the official log. It was read over to me (witness points out his signature). I [illegible] the entries in the log. The Saturday after I entered I signed a protest at Mr. MARE’s office. The statements in it are correct. The captain gave me money when I asked him. Mr. GREENE, counsel for the prisoners, addressed the jury at considerable length, in exoneration of the charges against them. Mr. Justice PINSENT, D .C. L., then charged the jury. He said the prisoners were indicted for the crime of manslaughter. It had been justly said that it was difficult to distinguish between murder and manslaughter, but there was no such difficulty in this case for them. There was no need of casuistry for them. If they believed the evidence, manslaughter was committed. They had to find that the accused were so thoughtlessly cruel as to cause the death of Charles HOOKEY. This was a most serious offense

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (18)

Persons placed in the position of the prisoners are accountable to no man; and as their authority is great, so is their responsibility. They have lives and safety of those under them entrusted to them. The Crown rested its case on three witnesses. He thought the appearance and demeanor of Olaf LINDALL must commend itself to the favor of those who observed it. His evidence was apparently given without malice. The charge was supported through his evidence and others. There is no doubt HOOKEY was a comparatively worthless seaman. But the law regards his life and safety as of as much importance as any other member of the community. If the brutalities had ceased at the first assault, the prisoners might not have been in their unfortunate position today. Such conduct is unjustifiable. They had no right to assault any man in such a brutal manner, if they believed such assaults had been committed. Parts of the evidence were then read to the jury, relating to the assaults. The attention paid to the deceased came too late. His body, after death, was found sore and wounded in many places, nothing but skin and bone, although when the deceased came on board he was stout and healthy. Their attention had been called to the fact that the body was buried at sea, and that was a suspicious circumstance. He was happy to be able to say that English law was administered from the Bench in all its integrity and purity. The law had found them, and he trusted, if they found a sufficiency of evidence to convict, they would discharge their duty

The Queen vs. STARK and RIGBY (19)

There was evidence of the assaults, and also evidence of the privations and notwithstanding the brutality described, and notwithstanding the inability of the deceased man to work, he was put on allowance of bread and water. It did not appear that the order to put him on bread and water was carried out; some of the better-hearted seamen occasionally smuggled him food. It couldn’t be too loudly declared that men in the Captain’s position have no authority to inflict such brutalities. They were asked to say whether, from the evidence of violence and privation, the accused were guilty of the crime of manslaughter, whether they were accomplices in the act, if one followed up what the other began. They were asked to say if, from all these acts of brutality and violence, followed the result of death. The prisoners were ably defended, and had the full benefit of the energy and eloquence of Mr. GREENE, and of the skillful cross-examination of Mr. KNIGHT. If they thought that the Crown had satisfied them by the substantial testimony that the acts of the accused led to the death of HOOKEY, or accelerated death in his weakened state, their duty was to find the prisoners guilty of manslaughter. On the other hand, if they had a reasonable doubt they were to give the accused the full benefit of it. The learned Judge concluded his charge at 4:45, when the jury retired. At 5:40 they returned and when asked what was their verdict, answered that they found both, “Guilty.” The verdict being recorded, the prisoners were remanded until Saturday. Court adjourned till Friday, at 10 o’clock

Sealing Bill Amendment Defeated

From a telegram received by Mr. BAIRD, we learn that Mr. DAWE’s sealing Bill has lately been before the House of Assembly, and that an amendment introduced by Mr. KNIGHT, one of the members for this district, was lost on division. The object of the amendment was to prevent the panning of seals from the first of January next. This is a subject that we have frequently given attention to in our columns, believing that such a practice in the prosecution of the seal fishery is most injurious in the results. It is well known that thousands of seals have been killed and panned nearly every spring, that have never been taken on board any ship or afterwards secured by anyone, and consequently have been an entire loss, and thus the common wealth of our country has been wantonly destroyed, and no steps have ever been taken to prevent it. There may properly be a difference of opinion as to whether the custom of panning seals should be stopped in toto, or whether some limitations should not be given and that no more seals be killed than could be taken on board the same day. At any rate, there ought to be some restriction on the present destructive mode of prosecuting this branch of our fisheries, and if Mr. KNIGHT’s amendment had that object in view it is to be regretted that it should have been defeated.

Seal Fishery

A few seals have been killed this week by “swatchers.” Several craft are making preparations for the Seal fishery and will leave the first favorable opportunity. Some eighteen or twenty of our men left here on Thursday morning to travel to Greenspond, whence they intend prosecuting the seal fishery in the steamer Wolf, which will be commanded by Capt. Abraham HANE.


The mail from St. John’s left Gambo yesterday morning, and may be expected here Tuesday or Wednesday.


It was very cold and stormy on Sunday last, the thermometer being ten below zero, which was by far the keenest frost that has been experienced this season.


The Queen’s Speech on opening British Parliament which appears in another column today was printed in the St. John’s Evening Telegram the next evening after being delivered. This is of itself sufficient to show the wonderful progress that has been made in our colony within the past twenty years


We are very sorry to record, this week, the death of Mr. Thomas SPENCER, which occurred last Saturday after a protracted illness. For the past two or three years his health has been failing, being affected by that fatal disease consumption, and for several months had been confined to his house, but he bore his sickness cheerfully, and was calm and peaceful in the hour and article of his death. The deceased was a member, and active worker, of the three Societies, namely, Sons of Temperance, S. U .F., and L. O. A., and out of respect for his memory they each attended his funeral on Thursday last, and very seldom has a larger number of persons been present at a funeral; for St. Peter’s Church was pretty well filled, and the large number other than the societies showed the esteem with which he was generally regarded by those who knew him. The Rev. R. TEMPLE, R .D., who performed the Burial Service, also preached a Sermon on the occasion, taking for his text the words: “Out of weakness were made strong.” (Heb. 11. 34.) The preacher delivered an excellent and appropriate discourse which appeared to be most acceptable to the large and attentive audience. The deceased has left behind him a wife and three young children, besides relatives and friends to which we tender our sympathy in this bereavement.

Cold Water Dip

The Rev. W. HARRIS unintentionally enjoyed a cold water dip on Monday morning last, while crossing to the South Side on ice. All last week two or three lakes of water were visible, and though the frost was severe on Saturday night and Sunday, the snow which fell, prevented the ice from being bearable in these particular places, and Mr. HARRIS was unfortunate in discovering one of them by falling through. The ice around, however, was solid, and he managed to get out unassisted, and was none the worse for the immersion, although the morning was rather frosty. Two or three persons also fell in the water on Sunday, which was not at all a desirable bath with the thermometer ten degrees below zero as was the case on that day.

Brass Band Concert

The Jubilee Brass Band, assisted by outside friend, will give a concert in St. Peters Schoolroom on Monday evening next. A good deal of expense has necessarily been incurred in providing the fine instruments which they possess, the number of which they are desirous of increasing, and towards defraying these expenses the concert announced is to take place, As a community it is well to be able to boast of possessing this musical institution, and the advancement that has been made by the members since the formation of the Band, is most commendable, and reflects credit on their leader, Mr. W. HITCHCOCK, We hope that their efforts this time will be rewarded by a full house. Ten cents only will be charged for admission, and the entrance to the schoolroom will be by the lower door.


At Back Harbor, on Feb. 25, after a protracted illness, in weak submission to the will of God, Mr. Thomas SPENCER, aged 27 years, leaving a wife and three small children.


At Morton’s Harbor on Jan 14th, after a tedious illness, with calm resignation to God’s will, Mr. William FRENCH, aged 48 years, leaving a wife and three children. “He is not dead but sleepeth.” The funeral of the deceased took place on the afternoon of the following Sunday and was one of the largest ever witnessed in the community. In the evening the Rev. J. HEYFIELD preached a funeral sermon, when he delivered a very suitable and impressive disclosure"


At the Methodist Church, Indian Islands, on the 5th January, by the Rev. Alf C. SKINNER, Mr. Leande PERRY to Miss Julia Ann COLLINS, of Indian Islands.


In re estate of the late Simon JACOBS. As administratrix of the late Jonathan JACOBS, I hereby notify intending purchasers that I have a substantial claim on the said property, so that they may govern themselves accordingly. Mary Jane HAYWARD, Administratrix of the late Jonathan JACOBS. Phoebe PIKE, Twillingate, Feb. 20th, 1889"


March 9, 1889

Small Pox Harbor Grace (Part 1)

We are sorry to have to report that not only in St. John’s but also in our second city has this dreaded scourge developed itself. The brig William. Captain TIZZARD belonging to Messrs. MUNN & Co. Arrived a few days ago in Harbor Grace, having made a remarkably quick passage, only 15 days from Cadiz. Albert PIKE, one of her seamen, belonging to Freshwater, was taken ill on January 10, the day the vessel left port, and died 4 days later. The crew state that before the man died he said, “ I have the small pox.” The captain seems to have laughed at his fear and replied, “You have not the small pox.” The men however refused to sleep in the forecastle, and the captain had it fumigated and limed. They also state that whilst in the port of Malaga, not being able to get on board their vessel at night, they sought for lodgings and entered a building which proved to be a small pox hospital

Small Pox Harbor Grace (Part 2)

The vessel arrived at Harbor Grace with flying colours stating that he had lost a man who had burst a blood vessel. The Custom House had no idea of the real state of affairs. The crew were allowed to go to their homes. Captain TIZZARD had a similar trouble two years ago on the brig Trusty, and on that occasion toe or three men were down with the disease. Public opinion is very strong against the Captain. The clothes of PIKE and also some fruit were sent down to his home in Freshwater. Some of the fruit was eaten by his children, and it is stated the clothes were examined by some of the neighbors. Fortunately, when the discovery was made that the man had died of small pox, a constable was at once sent to destroy his belongings. Three of the crew of the vessel were taken with the disease shortly after leaving the vessel. They were promptly conveyed to the hospital

Small Pox Harbor Grace (Part 3)

One of the men, Henry PARSONS, of South Side, Harbor Grace, has died. Another member of the crew named PARSONS, belonging to Bay Roberts, and when found by the Police was in the Salvation Army Barracks with the disease out on him. Noel, another member of the crew, is also in the hospital. The Board of Health is doing what it can to localize the disease. At Bay Roberts, Port-de-Grave, and Spaniards Bay the places of worship were closed for a time, and the houses visited by the sick man are under strict quarantine. Several people visited, and even slept on board the vessel before the discovery was made, so it is difficult to know where the disease will end. Strange to say that the vessel left again in a hurried manner and was not even under quarantine.

Sabbath School Meeting

A crowded enthusiastic public meeting was held last Friday evening in the Methodist Church at Tizzard’s Harbor, it being the annual meeting of the Sabbath School there. The meeting was opened by the Rev. J. HEYFIELD, who gave out a hymn and offered prayer. The proceedings were then directed by him according to the excellent programme prepared, and consisted of addresses, recitations, dialogues and singing. The chairman sketched the rise and progress of Sabbath Schools in England, and furnished statistics of Methodist Sabbath Schools in North America. Mr. John BOYD ( Supt. of the S. S.) Was called for a short address, which was well received. Mr. H. STOWE being present from Morton’s Harbor, was also requested to step forward and say a few words. He responded with a very interesting speech. A capital selection of recitations and dialogues had been made under the supervision of Miss Jane FRENCH, the day school teacher, which the young folks rendered in a very creditable fashion. Ten choice hymns were also sung during the evening. Many valuable and important lessons were inculcated during the meeting, which will result in good. The meeting was a great success, and reflects credit on all parties concerned in it. A collection for the S. School was taken up, and the meeting closed with the Benediction.

The Avalon Club

The Avalon Club, Carbonear, which has a Reading Room of which any town might be proud, has had a considerable accession to its membership since New Year. A most successful ‘Sociable’ was held a few months ago consisting of tea, concert and supper. A Library is now in course of formation, and an order has just been sent to Messrs. MAUDICE of London, for a first installment of 330 volumes. The third lecture of the course organized by the Committee for the season, was to be delivered on the 29th by P. R. BOWER, Esq., Editor of Colonist, Subject, ‘Can Newfoundland work out its own destiny?’ J. A. ROBINSON, Esq., head master of the Methodist grammar school is the energetic President of the Club, and Mr. J. R. GOODISON a son of Rev. J. GOODISON, is the secretary

Quick Trips

Some vessels belonging to Messrs. MUNN & Co. have made some quick passages recently. The Kestrel, Capt. TAYLOR of Carbonear, arrived at Bristol after a run of 12 days. The Flora, Capt. PIKE also of Carbonear reached Pernambuco, after a passage of 26 days, and the William, Capt. TIZZARD arrived from Cadiz after a smart run of 15 Days.


A successful concert was given on Wednesday last, the 13th ult, in St. Paul’s Hall, Harbor Grace. Miss FISHER and Mrs. PILOT, St. John’s, took part..


In consequence of the recent small pox scare at Harbor Grace all sealers sailing from that port are required to be vaccinated

Missionary Meeting

The little village of Otterbury in the Freshwater circuit held a Missionary meeting a few days ago in which the collection amounted to $14.00, nearly doubling the amount raised last year.


An election under the Permissive Act will take place at Harbor Grace on the 27th. The friends of temperance are canvassing vigorously and are hopeful as to the result


The weather has been remarkable for the season. The proverbial oldest inhabitant cannot remember a winter of such mildness. No ice is to be seen and we experienced our first real fall of snow on the 14 of February. A rapid thaw has again set in and the air is soft and balmy as May

Hon. C. R. AYRE’s Health

The state of the Hon. C. R. AYRE’s health is such as to alarm his friends. He is suffering from Bright,s disease and is not expected to linger much longer. He has drawn out of his extensive business.

Sunday School Meeting at Fogo (1)

Dear sir, Seeing that your SUN is a medium of conveying reminiscences painful or pleasing, as well as present events, allow me to ask you to insert the Programming of a very pleasing, instructive, satisfactory S. School meeting, I had the pleasure of attending at Fogo the 7th inst. I had the Progamme handed me; it was thus: John G. LUCAS, bass Rev. G. BULLEN, opening hymn 746 Methodist Hymn Book, and prayer. Chairman’s address. Chorus, ‘There’s a cry from Macedonia’ -- SIMMONS and RENDELL, Messrs. HODGE and SCOTT. Recitations, My Blue Ribbon -- Thomas PECKFORD:; The Boys we want -- Ambro OAKE; A glorious battle won -- Corbett RANDELL. Hymn - Children of Jerusalem, 153 S. S. Book. Recitations: Do your best -- Harold LINFIELD; The daughter’s grief -- Susie OAKE. Solo, Inside the Crystal Sea -- Rev. A. SKINNER. Recitations: The Boys that we need -- Sydney COOK: Helping Papa and Mama -- Lydia POMROY. Duet and Chorus, Battling for the Lord --: Clara RANDELL and Claude COOKE. Dialogue: The adopted child, -- Clara RANDELL and R. SCOTT, Jr. Recitation: The little cup bearer -- Claude COOKe

Sunday School Meeting at Fogo (2)

Solo and Chorus, Let it pass -- J. W. HODGE, Esq. Recitations: The Hinduo Girl -- Martha HAWKINS; Be polite -- J. Finney MILLAR; Open the door -- Clara CILEY. Chorus; Little beam of rosy light, 62 S. S. Book -- Five little scholars, male and female. Recitations: Nobody else to care -- Lydia DOWNER; A little child’s part -- Maud MILLER; A new year’s thought -- Mary BLANDFORD.. Duet: Lillian SIMMONS and Clara RENDELLl with Congregational chorus. Speech: Rev. G. BULLEN. Solo and Chorus, The blood of the Lamb -- Mrs. R. SCOTT and others, male and female. Recitation, The home on the cliff -- Bennet SIMMONS. Hymn No 99 S. S. Book. Recitation, A question for Boys and Girls, -- Sarah Small. Dialogue, The Post Office Bank -- Josiah OAKE, Walter POMROY. Solo and Chorus, The Beautiful City -- Rev. A. SKINNER. Recitations: Shot through the heart -- Jessie POMROY; The boy Martyr -- Alan PECKFORD. Hymn, God bless our Sunday School

Sunday School Meeting at Fogo (3)

Recitations: I’ll take what father takes -- Robert MOYLE; The noisy severs -- Arthur POMROY. Solo and Duet, Pass under the rod -- Mrs. J. G, L. SCOTT and Miss SCOTT. Collection. Closing Hymn, Oh that will be joyful -- 431 S. S. Book. Benediction. There was a full house with rapt attention for two hours and a half, and I would say they were amply paid for the seven dollars which I heard was taken in collection. For that matter both song and recitation were such that it could not but be beneficial to the most devotional minds and performed by all who took part, as well, it appeared to me, as it could be done. It was apparently to the highest gratification and satisfaction of all present. I know the old man they styled “Boss” was highly pleased, and expressions of delight and commendation alone have been heard concerning the meeting. The patience and performance of Miss SCOTT who presided at the organ were above all praise.


We learn that the Endurance, John HAGGETT, master, of Leading Tickles, sailed from Round Harbor for the ice on the 5th inst. The schooners which were at Pearce’s Harbor, got clear on Wednesday last, and it is to be hoped that they will be successful in shortly striking the seals. These from the Arm have not yet left.


The mail from the South arrived on Tuesday afternoon and left again yesterday morning. The Bay mail came on Thursday evening. The couriers experienced great difficulty in getting to and from Exploits, owing to the mildness of the weather, making ice unsafe for traveling in places, and it was exceedingly good work for them to reach Exploits and get back in two days, in time to catch the mail going South.


The North Star Division, Sons of Temperance, held their annual Festival on Tuesday last. Divine Service was attended in the Congregational Church, when the Rev. Mr. GEDDES preached a suitable discourse. Tea was prepared in good style. At the evening’s meeting, addresses, recitations, dialogues, etc. Composed the programme. The speakers were Rev. Theo. R. NURSE, Rev. Mr. GEDDES. Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, Rev. W. REX, and Mr. W. J. SCOTT, all giving lively and enthusiastic speeches in advocacy of Temperance principles. We hope to be furnished with a full report for the next paper.


The concert as announced in the last paper took place on Monday evening in St. Peter’s schoolroom. The weather was rather disagreeable, which there is reason to believe, interfered with the attendance. We understand that the programme, which is subjoined, was well sustained throughout. The Band played remarkably well, and it is a pity there was not a full house to hear the fine music, which was produced by the Jubilee Brass Band. Progarmme: Address, Chairman -- Mr. S. BAIRD. Song, Fisherman -- Rev. R. TEMPLE. Dialogue -- Women’s reform club Trio, Lorelei. Song, Down went the Captain -- Mr. TOBIN. Recitation, The Chameleon -- Mr. S. BAIRD. Dialogue, 1776 and 1886. Duet, The Swiss Horseman -- Mrs. And Miss TEMPLE. Song, Tommy Dodd -- Mr. MAYNE. Dialogue, Zack and Peggy JANE. Duet, Hope Beyond -- Dr. STAFFORD and Mrs. HITCHCOCK. Song, A sweet face at the window -- Miss A. ASHBOURNE. Reading, The wife’s presence of mind -- Rev. R. TEMPLE. Song, Some day the sun will shine, Lassie -- Misses PURCHASE. Dialogue, Playing Doctor. Song, All the same to Sam -- Mr. MAYNE. Duet, Away with melancholy -- Misses COLBOURNE and Mrs. HITCHCOCK. Dialogue, The flower of the family. Song, Old wooden rocker -- Miss E. COLBOURNE, Song, Drink puppy, drink -- Dr. STAFFORD. Song An awful little scrub -- Mr. TOBIN. God Save the Queen.

Seals and Fish

Private advices from the Cape Shore have been received which are of an encouraging nature, and for which, we are under obligation to the receiver. A dispatch from Tilt Cove, dated Feb. 19th, says: “Numbers of seals are reported in White Bay and at Cape John; all water North; a jam of ice lies off about East and Northeast.Plenty of fish on bottom at Shoe Cove; one man caught five in an old rag net.” It seems remarkable that the fish should be on the grounds so early in the season, nevertheless it is perfectly correct that they have been seen there, and if the fishermen were prepared, it is probable that they would be successful in securing good catches. It may be the mildness of the winter has had something to do in bringing the finny tribe to that part of our bay.

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 1)

The annual Missionary Meetings on Twillingate circuit were held this week commencing on the South Side on Wednesday evening. A large congregation assembled in the Church, and at half past seven the meeting was begun by singing the 710th hymn, which was rendered by the excellent choir under the leadership of Mr. J. DAVIS, with Miss Jessie HUDDER as organist, who creditably performed the instrumental part of the evening’s proceedings. When this fine old hymn had been sung, a portion of Scripture was read, and a fervent prayer offered by the Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD, (Morton’s Harbor,) after which the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, superintendent of the circuit, announce the pleasure it afforded him in calling on Mr. P. SAMWAYS to take the chair and preside over the meeting. Mr. SAMWAYS is a valuable and venerable worker in the cause of Methodism, and though many Missionary meetings have been held here, he had never been induced to occupy so prominent a position, and the fact of his doing so on this occasion added greatly to the interest of the meeting, and no doubt, rejoiced the hearts of the audience, especially those with whom he has been a co-worker for many years.

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 2)

The chairman spoke of the “past, present and future,” touching upon Home and Foreign Mission work, and gave a thoroughly practical and inspiring address, delivered with much ease and fluency as if he had been a public speaker all his life. The report was read by Rev. Mr. FREEMAN which showed that the operations of the Society for the past year had been attended with an increased measure of success, and gave promise of still brighter prospects for the future. The amount contributed by Twillingate last year was in advance of the previous one, and the hope was expressed that a further increase would be the result this year. The Rev. Wm. HARRIS was the first speaker, who in an earnest and forcible manner, dwelt briefly on the sorrows and joys experienced by Missionaries of the Cross, who leave their homes and all their dear associations of their native lands and go forth to heathen countries, enduring much hardship and privation to carry the glad tidings of Salvation to their benighted fellow creatures. The next speaker was the Rev. J. HEYFIELD, who spoke in a general way, scanning several of the principal foreign territories now covered by Missionary efforts

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 3)

He referred to China, Japan, India, Africa, Madagascar, etc., and in a graphic and able manner pointed out some of the results that have attended the proclamation of the gospel in these lands within the past fifty years and the necessity for still greater effort being put forth to send it to the many millions of our fellow race who have not yet heard of the glad tidings of Salvation, and who know nothing of the benign influence exerted wherever the leaven is sent; he also touched on Home work. He was followed by Mr. Francis ROBERTS, another old and worthy veteran of the cause, who gave a most earnest and practical address alluding to, and urging the need for cheerful and liberal giving on the part of Christian people, in order to send the gospel to the heathen world, and of making known to the benighted race, the joy and peace which it has been the means of bringing to so many of his hearers. Mr. John MINTY, who has been long and favorably known for the sterling qualities which he possesses, was next called upon for an address; and treated the audience to a fine speech referring chiefly to Home work, and the great progress that has been made within his recollection

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 4)

The Rev. W. REX, of Herring Neck, then followed with an edifying and instructive speech. He adduced statistics giving the estimated populations of heathens in the world and showed the proportionate number of Christians and heathen people in the principal heathen lands, and urged the necessity of greater sacrifices being made to send the blessed light to some of them. The Rev. Mr. FREEMAN was the last speaker, who gave a short and pithy address, citing a couple of striking illustrations of the power of the gospel as witnessed at the death beds of two persons in heathen lands who had embraced Christianity, and he concluded his remarks by calling upon the congregation to do what they could to support the claims of the Missionary enterprise. The collection was then made, the receipts being somewhat in advance of last year. The addresses were interspersed with the singing of appropriate selections, the rendition of which reflects much credit on the choir: the singing by the congregation was hearty and wholesouled. The doxology and benediction brought to a close a most interesting and enthusiastic Missionary meeting.

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 5)

On the following evening the meeting was held at Little Harbor, and though the weather was unfavorable, we learn that the attendance was very fair. The opening exercises were as usual, and the meeting was presided over by Mr. Andrew AUSTEY, who in a homely style gave a fine address, urging the claims of the mission cause on all present. The deputation consists of the Revs. R. W. FREEMAN, W. HARRIS, J. HEYFIELD and W. REX, who strongly and fervently advocated the cause of Christian mission to the pleasure and profit of the congregation. Last evening, the North Side meeting took place. The day had been very rainy, but it brightened towards evening and when the time for commencing arrived, the Church was pretty well filled with an attentive and appreciative audience. The opening exercises were similar to the preceding meetings, prayers being offered by the Rev. W. REX.

Methodist Missionary Meetings (Part 6)

The Rev. W. FREEMAN made a few remarks, expressing thanks that the weather had turned out so favorably, of the pleasure he felt in seeing so many present, and then called upon Mr. THOMPSON to take the chair. The report was read by the Superintendent minister. It was stated that the amount contributed by the North Side congregation last year was $49, and an increased amount was hoped for this year. Stirring addresses were made by Rev. W. HARRIS, Capt. Andrew ROBERTS, Revs. R. W. FREEMAN and W. REX, all of whom ably and warmly advocated the Mission cause, and in such a faithful and practical way as could scarcely fail to interest the congregation and prove effectual in infusing greater Missionary zeal into the hearts of the people. The singing of suitable hymns, in which the congregation united, came between each address. The organist Miss H. PRESTON performing her part with credit.

Sunday School Feast

On Tuesday evening last, the children of the Church Sunday School, Crow Head, were treated to a feast by their Superintendent, Mr. FINDLATER, assisted by a few friends. Tea, cake, etc. Was generously provided and the children enjoyed a splendid repast. Their intellectual tastes were also catered to, and a programme of recitations, etc. Was disposed of, in which some of the children took part, acquitting themselves satisfactorily. And proving that pains taken on their behalf, Sunday after Sunday, by those who go so far to conduct the school exercises, are not in vain.


March 16, 1889

Local Option - Harbor Grace

From a dispatch which will be found in our telegraphic column, we learn that the election which took place in that district on the 27th. Ult., to decide whether licensed public houses should or should not be permitted through out the district, resulted in a grand victory for the Temperance cause, there having been 1416 votes given in favor of Local Option and 194 against it..........


A gloom was cast over the community on Tuesday, by reason of a very painful and fatal occurrence, which took place on the forenoon of that day. The ice being gone off, Mr Luke BROMLEY of Farmer's Arm, with his son, started in a boat for Burnt Island, going there to see as to the safety of another boat, which was hauled up on the beach, as there had been quite a sea running, and fears were apprehended lest it might be washed away or sustain injury thereby. But, sad to relate, when they were nearing Burnt Island shore, a sea broke, first half filling the boat, and next capsizing it, casting the unfortunate occupants into the water. While under water, the son had the presence of mind to take a firm grasp of the seaweed on the bottom, and when the sea ran out, he was enabled to walk ashore, after battling with the waves in the water for a considerable time. His father however, was not so fortunate, and met with an untimely death. Just as the young man got ashore, another sea came, which washed his father upon a point of rock, so that he could see him quite plainly, but could render no assistance owing to his exhausted condition. He was near enough to call out to him, but the father made no reply, and the supposition is, that life was extinct. The sea had soon dashed him from that position, and when discovered later in the day, it was found that he was a good deal bruised, and in all probability, was dead shortly after being in the water. The deceased was buried on Thursday afternoon, the funeral being largely attended by relatives and friends, who have our sympathy in this unexpected, and painful bereavement. A suitable and impressive discourse was preached on the occasion, by Rev. R.W. FREEMAN from 2nd. Samuel, chapter 20 and part of 3rd. verse.

Winter Amusements - Fogo

The times have been rather lively in Fogo this winter, from the events duly chronicled in your paper from time to time, commencing with the Church of England Sunday School children's tea, alms giving to the poor widows and others distressed, in the shape of cake and tea........ warm and serviceable clothing, ..... given by Rev. S. SADDINGTON and other kind friends. Next came off the RC Christmas Tree Bazaar....... performed by troops of juveniles from Tilton Harbor, brought up for the occasion after being taught and practised therein by Rev. R.M. WALKER, PP and Mr. SARGENT, teacher of the said place.... proceeds of same - $180.... Next on the list of convivalities came the annual turn out of the Society of United Fishermen..... followed... by a very excellent tea, provided by R.C. School committee.... to which a few outside friends were invited by Rev. Chairman of the School Board..... very good dancing and other amusements..... the worthy magistrate, James FITZGERALD, Esq., gracing with his presence.... a considerable number of the respectable of Fogo being guests.... Lastly, a very select concert of choice songs... held at the ""Meek Memorial"" school room on Thursday night, 28th ult., conducted by the well known ability of H.J. EARLE, Esq., assisted by Rev. C. SADDINGTON, the Misses KIRBY and ROSS, together with Messrs. HODGE, CROUCHER, MALCOLM, LACEY, and STEPHENSON, including three juvenile male chorus singers, - W. & H.T. EARLE, and Willy ROLLS - made complete by Mr. WEBB, an able bass,..... immense success... each piece as per the following programme: Song, ""Our Jack's come Home Today"" - Mr. HODGE. Recitation, ""Rather Knotty Points"" - Mr. CROUCHER. Songs, ""We'll Watch"" - Mr. EARLE."Pulling Hard Against the Steam"" - Sergeant LACEY. Reading, ""Boy Fuz's Address"" (Pickwic) - Mr. EARLE. Duet, ""The Moon is Beaming"" - Miss KERBY and Mr. STEPHENSON. Solo, ""Twickenham Ferry"" - Miss ROSS. Reading, ""The Matron's Story"" - Rev. C. SADDINGTON. Song, ""Dream Faces"" - Rev. C. SADDINGTON. Recitation, ""The Indian's Grave"" Dr. MALCOLM. Songs, ""Oh! Fair Dove"" - Miss ROSS."Never Trouble"" - Mr. EARLE. Reading, ""The Obituary Poet"" - Mr. CROUCHER. Songs, ""Whip Poor Will"" - Miss KIRBY."Better Late Than Never"" - Mr. HODGE. Reading, ""The Dutchman's Snake." - Mr. EARLE. Duet, ""Rueben and Rachel"" - Miss KIRBY and Mr. STEPHENSON. National Anthem. We feel proud of the aforesaid entertainments...


The following order has been adopted by His Excellency, the Governor in Council, and is published for general information and guidance: - ""In view of the prevalence of Small Pox in Dundee (Scotland), and in parts of Spain, and Portugal, it is ordered that all vessels arriving in any port in this Colony, from the said port of Dundee, or from any port in Spain or Portugal, shall be placed under Quarantine, and that the provisions of Cap. 68, of the Consolidated Statutes, entitled 'Of Quarantine', and of the Proclamation of his Excellency, Sir F.B.T. CARTER, Administrator of the Government, of the 27th. July, 1885, shall be enforced, with regard to such vessels." Secretary's Office, 11th. Feb. 1889

Small Pox

Nine cases of Small Pox are now reported in the Harbor Grace Hospital. The Government are taking every precaution to prevent its spreading, notwithstanding, owing to the thoughtlessness and unjustifiable conduct of the crew of the vessel that brought it there, it is feared that results will be very serious. [From another ""By telegraph"" column, on the same page:] ""There are nine cases of Small Pox in Harbor Grace hospital at present, and more are feared. Three or four cases were brought from Island Cove, caught there by a poor man who, it is supposed, got some clothes belonging to one NOEL, of the South Side of Harbor Grace, who had it. He died, and no one ever suspected he had the Small Pox until after the men who had laid him out, had gone to the ice in the Mastiff and the Terra Nova.

Little Bay

The last week has been full of amusements, in fact, it is a long time since Little Bay had such an exciting week! Monday, Feb. 11th. there was a capital Entertainment in the Church of England school house. It was a great success in every way. Wednesday, the Little Bay Band Concert was given. Rev. S. O'FLYNN was in the chair. The new Town Hall was crowded and about $130. was taken..... The pianist - Miss O'FLYNN rendered her part most excellently. is due Mr. J. WHYTE, the leader of the band..... Thursday, the Masonic Ball was held in the same building.... dancing was well sustained till late in the morning. Friday, the Methodist Missionary Meeting came off. .... The chair was taken by Mr. G. L. THOMPSON. An Esquimaux from the Moravian Mission took part in his native tongue, both singing and speaking. Mr. HUBLEY and Mr. GARLAND also spoke... The choir had the addition of Mr. J. WHYTE's coronet...The collection... being $100 this year for Little Bay alone. The Salvation Army has been astir also, by having obtained two drums. One exceedingly large, made of dog skin. These musical instruments have been constructed, greatly to the praise and honor of the Army, by one of their own zealous soldiers. Since the Army has shown so much skill, Little Bay may soon hope to have two bands to enliven the place. We trust the manufacture of these instruments will increase, for all who have heard them have been enraptured thereby. The officers have received the privilege of making officials, and two young men have been elected Sergeants. This is doubtless a wise and necessary step, and we trust now, more peace and quietness will be observed at the meetings. The Entertainment of the 14th. was repeated in the Town Hall, Feb. 21st. Great success!"

Visits of Inspection

His Excellency the Governor, (says the St. John's Times), accompanied by the Hon. Mr. Justice PINSENT, CCL, visited the Penitentiary and Hospital on Friday last. After a minute inspection, his Excellency was pleased to express himself as well satisfied with the management of both institutions. Before leaving the Penitentiary, his Excellency the Governor and Justice PINSENT, made the following entry in the visitor's book, which must have been very pleasing to our old friend - the worthy Governor of the Penitentiary: -""We have visited the Penitentiary this day and have found everything to our entire satisfaction, and reflecting much credit upon the Governor's management. T. O'BRIEN, Governor, Robert J. PINSENT, Judge S.C., St. John's, Feb. 8th., 1889.


We regret to learn from St. John's, of the death of the Hon. Dr. CROWDEY, which took place on Thursday last.

Lofodon Fishery

From our St. John's exchanges, we learn that the Hon. Receiver General received a telegram from the British Consul at Christiania, to the effect that the total catch of Lofodon fishery, up to the 10th of February, was one million.

Seaside Library

Mr. CROUCHER, Fogo, is prepared to take orders for Pocket Edition of Seaside Library, delivered free by mail at 18 cts for 20ct. Volumes and 9 cts. For 10 ct. volumes. Cash, in all cases, to accompany the order. Numbers of books only required.

Seal Fishery

The following schooners, supplied by J.B. TOBIN, Esq., sailed for the seal fishery during the week: Sunbeam, MURSELL master, 14 men, sailed on the 12th inst. Patience, NEWMAN master, 16 men, sailed on the 14th. Olivette, YOUNG master, 14 men, sailed on the 14th. Several steamers could be seen off in the ice today, bound North.

Crow Head Sunday School

The report of the Crow Head Church Sunday School gathering, given in last paper, was partly incorrect. The entertainment consisted chiefly of the exhibition of views by a magic lantern, which was kindly lent for the purpose, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, RD, and not of recitations, &c., as we had been led to understand.


Two old, and respected residents of Shoe Cove, namely Messrs Jacob and James TOMS, have died there within the last few months, the former being father of Mr. William TOMS. They were hospitable and good hearted individuals, and always ready to extend a welcome to visitors visiting the Cove. We beg to tender our sympathy to the bereaved families.

LOA Anniversary

The LOA Anniversary was held at Moreton's Harbor on the 7th. Inst. The Rural Dean, Rev. R. TEMPLE, of Twillingate, preached to the society in the Church…..

Missionary Meeting

We learn that a very interesting Missionary Meeting was held at Moreton's Harbor on Thursday evening, the chair being taken by M. OSMOND, Esq., JP, who gave a fine Missionary address….. The speakers were Revs. R.W. FREEMAN, W. HARRIS, J. HEYFIELD, and Mr. Samuel SMALL. ..... Miss Jessie OSMOND presided at the organ with her accustomed ability.

Shooting Accident

A melancholy, gunning accident is reported to us from Shoe Cove, which occurred on the 30th. January. It appears that early on the morning of that day, three men, namely, Robert GRAY, Henry ANDREWS, and Thomas SAUNDERS, left their homes in Shoe Cove, and went over to LaScie, taking a boat for the purpose of going in search of ducks. They were down to the North West Rocks, and seeing birds there, they got out of the boat. While Robert GRAY was in the act of passing the guns to the others, one of them fell on the side of the boat and went off, the loading going into poor GRAY's left leg. The blood flowed freely, and not being bandaged, by the time they got home, a distance of nine miles, he had almost bled to death. The Tilt Cove Doctor was immediately sent for, and on arriving he amputated the leg, but it was too late to save life; the loss of blood before he could be in attendance, being so great. He died, we are told, ten hours after the accident occurred, almost his last utterance being, ""I am going with my Saviour in Heaven." The deceased leaves a wife and two small children to lament his death, as well as other relations there, to whom we tender our sympathy.


The mail, coming North, left Gambo this morning

Change Islands

At Change Islands, a very interesting entertainment was given in the Methodist schoolhouse……. Collection on behalf of lumber for new desks and seats amounted to $6…… Great credit is due Miss RUMSEY and Mr. S. ROBERTS for training the young friends. Mrs WATERMAN ably presided at the organ. Programme: Song, Sankey # 7. Address, - Chairman. Recitation, ""Words of Welcome"" - Jacob LEDREW. Dialogue, ""Smoke Friend"" - 4 boys. Recitations: ""Last Glass"" - Mark TAYLOR, ""Nathan's Case"" - Frank PORTER, ""Papa's Letter"" Rosie GINN. Dialogue, ""Little Boy's Rights"", - 4 boys. Recitation: ""Where do you Live?"" Andrew PORTER. Song, ""Oh We're all Weaving"" - Recitations, ""Johnny's Opinion of Grandmother"" - Leonard TAYLOR, ""Be in Time"" - Bertha LEDREW. Song, ""Band of Hope"". Recitations, ""Boys Complaints"" - Simon LEDREW, ""What a Little Child can Do"" - Eliza. BRINSON. Reading, ""Some Embarrassed People"" - Archibald ELLIOTT. Recitations, ""John Jenkin's Sermon"" - Philip LEDREW, ""Lazy Daisy"" - Ronald MOORE. Dialogue, ""True Courage"". Recitation, ""Square Drink"" - Ellen LEDREW. Reading, ""Being a Boy"" - James LEDREW. Recitation, ""Dare to say No"" - Sophia GINN. Song, ""Right Hands Up"". Recitations, ""Boys Lament"" - Edwin WHITE, ""First Steps"" - Elizabeth TAYLOR. Song, Misses JAMES and RAMSEY. Recitations, ""Boys a Nuisance"" - Andrew BOUND, ""Buy your Own Cherries"" - Fred PARSONS. Song, Sankey 343. Recitation, ""Kiss for Mamma"" - Sarah TAYLOR. Dialogue, ""Who are the Saints?"" - 3 girls. Recitations, ""Little Boy's Speech"" - Stanley ELLIOTT, ""Lost Tommy"" - Jessie LEDREW. Song, ""Band of Hope"" . Recitations, ""Closing Address"" - Dorman PORTER, ""Where did You Come From?"" - Janet LEDREW. Reading, - Miss RAMSEY. Mr. S. ROBERTS. Dialogue, ""Art Critic"". Song, Sankey, 68


At St. John's, August the 4th., by the Ven. Archdeacon FORRISTAL, Albert Le C., Solicitor, son of Francis BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, to Eva E. Boone, daughter of the late Lewis W. EMERSON, Esq.


At St. John's on the 10th inst., Daisy, daughter of T.C. DUDER, Esq

To The Editor (Part 1)

Dear Mr. Editor: …….. There is not much here at present ""to disturb the even tranquillity of our way,"" ……. On the evening of the 13th. Of Dec. last, under the auspices of the Bayly's Cove Sabbath School, we were favoured with an excellent entertainment...... The chief performers were the scholars of the day school in the Cove, so that the teacher, Mr. Gideon POWELL, was responsible......... while the musical department was under the control of our talented organist, Miss Mary Jane GROVES. The audience was not as large as anticipated, owing to the arrival of three new S.A. Officers only a day or two prior to the meeting, and as their custom is to attract large numbers of people at first, they thus interfered with our meeting, and largely mitigated against its success. But, ""such is life!""..... The chairman, Mr. FRAZER, was a good one, - as good as could be obtained in the place - therefore, we had a good chairman's address.... The speeches of Rev. John E. PETERS, Mr. FRAZER's Colleague, and Messrs John ROPER and James BROWN were spicy and seasonable.... The reciters, Mr. Percival WAY, and Miss Annie POWELL, and Jennie BROWN and others....

To The Editor (Part 2)

The dialogues....."The Guintown Woman's Association"" by Messrs Andrew ABBOTT and Percival WAY, and Misses Maggie TEMPLEMAN, Annie POWELL, Jennie BROWN, Jane CARROLL, May HOUSE, and Sarah Jane HICKS, manifested astonishing quitative ability..... Mr ABBOTT, the loin - pecked husband, acted his part most naturally... Mrs. James GROVE's Solo, ""The Handwriting on the Wall,"" was sung with great pathos and good effect. This lady possesses a great talent for singing, and always enlists rapt attention. Miss Maggie TEMPLETON charmed all present by her rendition of ...."Our Home With Jesus." Miss HICK's rendering of that popular song ""The Beautiful Land of Rest"" was well received. This young lady has a rich melodious voice, and sings in an extremely pleasing manner. ..... The singing..... reflects much credit on Miss GROVES...... She kindly lent her organ.... The proceeds amounting to $87.48, went towards the funds of the Sunday School... It is gratifying to us in the extreme to inform you and your readers.... a series of very successful Missionary Meetings..... The Methodist Church..... in the months of Dec. 1888..... preached at Bonavista by the Rev. James LUMSDEN, of Trinity, ..

To The Editor (Part 3)

Rev. John E. PETERS preached the Missionary sermons at Trinity and Catalina...... Rev. George C. FRAZER preached the Missionary sermons at Bird Island Cove..... Doubtless, many of your readers know, by repute or otherwise, what kind of preacher he is..... That he is the most popular and eloquent preacher that has ever resided amongst us is unquestionable! Mr. Gideon POWELL, at the solicitation of the Rev. Mr. FRAZER, preached the Missionary sermons at Newman's Cove, seven miles distant from Bonavista,....... Owing to the successive failures of the fisheries, the people are very much reduced - almost in some instances to absolute starvation - nevertheless, they do not murmur against Providence, but patiently, ""Thank God and take courage." The first Missionary Meeting of the series was held at Trinity, and was addressed by the Revds. John E. PETERS and James HEAL, which was followed by the one at Bonavista. Here we had a goodly number of speakers: Revds. Messrs. FRAZER, LUMSDEN, HEAL and PETERS, Dr. FORBES and Mr. Gideon POWELL. Mr. James BROWN presided..... On the three succeeding days, the Missionary meetings were held at Bird Island Cove, Little and Big Catalina respectively, and addressed by the deputation: Revds. Messrs. FRAZER, LUMSDEN, PETERS, and HEAL......

To The Editor (Part 4)

Again, on the evening of the 7th inst., in the Central School, the Mutual Improvement Methodist Bible Class was re-opened by a lecture, delivered by our Superintendent, Rev. Mr. FRAZER, entitled 'Moses.' ....... Dr. FORBES held the reins of government, and put things through with the utmost regularity and satisfaction..... At the close of the meeting, a vote of thanks, proposed by Mr. Gideon POWELL and seconded by Mr. James BROWN, was given the Rev. Lecturer.... Members remained behind and proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing term: President, Rev. G.C. FRAZER, re-elected. Vice President Dr. FORBES, re-elected. Secretary, Miss Jenny SAINT, elected. Treasurer, Mr. Thomas HOUSE, elected. Then a decision about our monthly lectures was come to, as follows: Feb. 4. Two essays were to be written and read, instead of lecture, by Messrs Albert VINCENT and Gideon POWELL........ March 4. A lecture is to be delivered by the Rev. James HEAL of Catalina.... April 1, Rev. John E. PETERS has consented to lecture........ We shall send you an account of them in due time. (D.V.) Yours very truly, Magister, Bonavista, Feb. 7


March 23, 1889

Legislative Council

Tuesday, Feb. 19. Hon. A.W. HARVEY gave notice to ask the Hon. Colonial Secretary, to lay upon the table of the House, copies of all papers in possession of the Government, bearing on the removal of a Newfoundland lobster factory from White Bay, during last summer, at the instance of the French.

House of Assembly

Tuesday, Feb. 19. Mr. MURPHY to ask the Premier, to lay upon the table, a copy of all correspondence received and sent by the Government, bearing on the removal of a lobster factory by a French Warship, at Hauling Point, French Shore. Hon the Premier: ""In reply, I can only say that any correspondence that has taken place on this subject, has been between the Governor and H.M. Government and is not in possession of the Government, and we are not in a position to lay it before the House." Mr. MURPHY gave notice to move an address to His Excellency the Governor, on the subject of all correspondence received and sent by the Government, relative to the removal of a Lobster Factory, by a French Warship at Hauling Point, French Shore, viz correspondence between the Government of this Colony and the Imperial Government, correspondence between the Government and the owners of the said factory.

Seal Farming

Sat. March 23, 1889. The Sealing season is rapidly slipping by, and so far, very few seals have been captured by landsmen, and there is but a glimmering of hope of their getting many this Spring, unless we were to get a stiff breeze of North or North East wind within the next week or so. The bulk of seals seem to have been in the Bay, and not more than twenty or twenty five miles off, as the steamers reported with seals, were in sight of this place, nearly all the time they were getting them. But this Spring, there has been a prevalence of East and South East wind, keeping the ice slack along shore, and sometimes clearing it off, so that miles could be travelled in boat. Had the ice been firm so it could have been traversed, no doubt many seals would have been brought ashore, which would have been a great help to some who are now running short of supplies, after the long winter. But it is not too late yet, and we must only hope that a beneficent Providence will thus favor us with the treasure of the sea. A good many schooners are prosecuting the seal fishery from here, this spring, taking a large number of men by which a great benefit is conferred on the place. Some of them are already favorably reported, and we trust that the whole will be fortunate in securing at least 'saving' trips. As we have said, the seals seem to be in the Bay, but seeing that the steamers are in their track, the craft have a poor chance of doing much. In former years, it was not the same, and well it would be for the country, if the fishery were prosecuted on the old fashioned plan. Truly, as our correspondent remarks, it is going to destruction owing to its present mode of prosecution. And while it may be possible to propagate cod fish by artificial means, (although it is doubtful whether the waters along our coast will ever be replenished in this way), it will be useless to attempt artificial seal raising.

Two Men Missing (Part 1)

On Monday last, the ice was off from our shore, and the day being fine, many of the fishermen took advantage of it, by going out in boat in search of seals. Most of the boats were several miles off, and among the number was one manned by Reuben ELLIOTT and James BARNES, of Ragged Point. Towards evening, the wind veered and brought the slob ice to land, leaving boats on the outside of it, and it was with great difficulty, that some of them succeeded in getting back. Indeed, a number only managed, with the utmost perseverance, to get on Burnt Island, and sixteen or eighteen men had to pass the night there in a little tilt, which is provided for such an emergency, and did not reach their homes until eight o'clock the next morning. But, sad to relate, the men referred to, were not so fortunate as that, and up to the present, no tidings of their whereabouts have reached us. When last seen by those who got safely ashore, they appeared to have great trouble in pushing through the slob, and it is feared that they had to succumb to the rude blast of death in that pitiable position, and but a short distance from the shore

Two Men Missing (Part 2)

A sealing schooner lay East of them, about four or five miles, and there may be a faint hope, when seeing it was impossible for them to get in, that they would try and reach the craft, although it is thought very improbable, as a snowstorm came on that night, and the unfortunate men, in a weak and exhausted condition, would scarcely be able to hold out to get such a distance, unless the ice were good for them to travel. It is to be hoped, however, that news of their safety will yet be received. Both men were married. BARNES, we understand, having nine or ten children, and ELLIOTT three or four, and in very poor circumstances. It is said that the morning BARNES left, he took with him the last of the provisions that were in the house, and certainly, a family left in such an impoverished condition, claims the sympathy and help of a charitable public. It is often a wonder to many, why men run such risks in the prosecution of the fisheries, but when we find cases such as this, where children are in want, and no food to give them, it is no wonder that men should endanger their lives in searching after the treasures of the sea, in order to keep their children from starving, which hundreds of our hard toiling fishermen have to do

Fortune Harbor Letter Part 1)

Mr. Editor. - I notice by a late number of your paper, that you intend entering the political field once more, and I say ""Bully for you!"" Like the warrior of old, although defeated, not conquered, and I firmly believe, although you lost the game at last election, you were still the popular man. Come, Mr. Editor, you must be up and doing, as I think you will have a strong opposition. The trio from St. John's will put in an appearance in due course. No doubt, they will not resign their appointments without a struggle. There is one disadvantage to them the coming election; there will be no necessity for a religious cry, or the Church being in danger. This time, Confederation is likely to be the platform the battle will be fought on..... In my opinion sir, Confederation will come sooner or later..... All Governments are pretty much alike. The Country is taxed beyond its bearing at present, so much so that hundreds have had to fly from it to avoid starvation, although every public office in the country is chock full of officials. Between their large salaries and pensions, the revenue of the colony is swallowed up, and the poor fisherman and mechanic, have to seek in a strange country, what was denied them in their own.... Some persons argue that one reason why we should avoid Confederation is that the Canadians are very anxious to connect us with the Dominion of Canada....

Fortune Harbor Letter Part 2)

For myself,... I would be very sorry indeed to connect with Canada, if I could really see how our condition could be improved, and one great reason I shall advance in favor of Confederation, is our lack of men capable of governing this country,.... men who would protect and foster the resources of it, men who love the country...... Had we such men, or could we produce them, I would much rather remain as we are, than connect with the Dominion, but they are not to be found..... Our fisheries, some of them, are a thing of the past, and the rest are fast becoming so...... can well remember when our waters were teeming with mackerel, which were destroyed in countless numbers as food for hogs and dogs and compost pits, until they were utterly exterminated ......... Codtraps have pretty nigh done the same with the codfish. The small mesh codtraps have destroyed countless thousands of quintals of small, immature fish. Now, Mr. Editor, we shall take a look at the seal fishery.... after the 12th [of March], the crews of steamers are not prevented from killing and otherwise destroying any number of seals... which they annually do. It is a certain fact that nearly double the quantity is destroyed, more than is afterward secured..... the past spring, one crew killed 12,000, of which number they did not get one! Three years since, another captain told me his crew killed 20,000, none of which number he afterward secured, and I have been told, about eight years since, that one crew killed over 60,000, and did not secure a full cargo...

Fortune Harbor Letter Part 3)

The Government do nothing..... to protect or foster our fisheries. ..... One of England's great statesmen, in speaking of Newfoundland some 150 years since, described her fisheries as ""a countless source of wealth, richer even than the mines of Peru." One can fancy that man was gifted with a spirit of prophecy, for his words are true to the letter, but, I make bold to say that fifty years hence, a dish of fresh codfish will be found to be almost as great a luxury in many parts of Newfoundland, as a dish of singing bird tongues on which the Roman Epicures feasted! As for the seal fishery, the second generation from now will know nothing whatever about it!..... This valuable fishery, which was conducted with average success, by 500 persons, before the advent of the steamers, is now monopolised by five owners, and the captains and crews receive very little. There was no such thing as killing and panning seals, or at least very little, before the introduction of steamers........ our deer and lobsters are the next to go to the wall..... I cannot see any future for this country under the present existing state of things. The only hope we have for it is through Mr. Robert BOND or Mr. James MURRAY, the fisherman's friend.... Such men we should expect to raise the Country out of the deplorable condition she is in at present..... Yours truly yours, Richard M. HAMILTOn

Tilt Cove Letter (Part 1)

Mr. Editor: Just a few lines to let you know we are not asleep in this quarter. Under the energetic management of our new Manager, Mr. TOMS, the mine is turning out over 4000 tons of copper ore monthly, a large proportion of which, is being regularly smelted into regulus, which gives lots of employment. The process of refining is not yet decided on. I understand the idea now, is to ship regulus for the present, until things are better underway. In fact, it is a doubtful question if refining pays in this country, as the cost of coke and coal bottoms come high. Owing to the very serious complications, caused by the old administration, things have been very much behind hand in all departments. The officers have been kept pretty well tied to their respective posts, and we have not yet much chance of enjoyment in the shape of entertainment, etc. About a month ago, the officers gave a concert in aid of widow AUSTEN of Snook's Arm. The affair was a success, sum realised being $28

Tilt Cove Letter (Part 2)

On Saturday last, an entertainment was given in the Church of England school room, by the children, under the superintendence of Miss GOULD, the teacher..... Especially well rendered was a part of a dialogue ""Boys will be Boys"" by Willie COLBOURNE. Also another entitled ""Kitty's Funeral"" by Hilda CUNNINGHAM. The funeral sermon over the poor kitten, preached by the little girl of six years, caused loud applause..... Too much credit cannot be given to Miss GOULD for the trouble and care she has taken in training the children, as Mr. TOMS, who kindly presided for the evening remarked, ""she must have the patience of Job, or more, as we were never told Job was a schoolteacher."..... financial success, $26 being raised!..... Although we are living in a mining settlement, with the fumes of sulphur thick around us, the sealing excitement is on, as bad as if our existence depended on it, and the question with every second man you meet is, ""Was tenk of boy, were be the young ones?"" You may talk of your copper lodes, but there is nothing that makes your blood tingle, like the cry, ""The young ones are on the rocks!"" I am yours, a resident.

Little Bay Entertainment

A concert was held in the Church of England school room at Little Bay, on Monday night, Feb. 11th. The performers were all children attending the school, with the exception of Miss HERBERT, who kindly presided at the organ. Below is the programme: Opening speech by Fred HERBERT, chairman. Instrumental Duet by Miss HERBERT and Fred HERBERT. Recitation, ""The School Boy's Alphabet"" by Doyle WELLS. Song ""School"" by Fred HERBERT. Reading by Ada HUBLEY. Recitation by Florence DIEM. Song ""I'd choose to be a Daisy"" by Ada DIEM and Ada HUBLEY. Dialogue ""Honesty is the Best Policy"" by James LIND, George WELLS, Doyle WELLS, Frank LIND, Ernest DIEM and Fred HERBERT. Reading by Florence DIEM. Recitation ""Annabel's First Party"" by Mary BLANDFORD. Song and Chorus - ""Kafoozleum"". Dialogue ""What I'd Rather Be"" by Frank LIND and Mabel PARSONS. Speeches by the little folks. Song, ""Tabby Skins"" by Florence DIEM. Reading by Frank LIND. Recitation ""Two Little Feet"" by Susie ROLFE. Song ""Two Little Dogs"" by Mabel PARSONS. Dialogue ""The Interrupted Recitation"" by Ada HUBLEY and Fred HUBERT. Reading by Doyle WELLS. Song and Chorus ""Co-Ca-Che-Lunk"". Dialogue ""What's the Reason?"" by Ernest DIEM and Susie ROLFE. Recitation ""The Old Maid"" by Florence DIEM. Reading by Fred HERBERT. Song and Chorus ""A boy's Best Friend is his Mother"". Dialogue ""A Joyful Surprise"" by Ada DIEM, Fred HERBERT, Edith WELLS, Frank LIND, and Ernest DIEM. Closing Address by Fred HERBERT."God Save the Queen"".


A few seals have been caught the last two or three days, by some who have ventured off in boats. Twenty one craft have been supplied by the Mercantile firms here for the seal fishery this Spring, representing 963 tons, and taking 366 men. It is to be hoped that success will follow them, and thus encourage the speculators in embarking in the enterprise. The mail couriers from Exploits convey the pleasing intelligence that a few young seals had been brought in there on Monday, by men who were off in boats, but they had to go a long distance for them, and also, that some of the craft are reported as having been fortunate in striking the seals. It was thought the British Queen, Samuel FOX, and the Lucy, Phillip FREEMAN, are among the lucky ones, and that one schooner, supposed to be the Flamingo, James SCEVIOUR, is reported loaded

Boat Picked Up

A dispatch from Trinity, informs us that a boat was recently picked up off Cuckhold's Cove, painted light blue, and having oars, gaff and sail onboard. She is well built, being copper fastened. It is supposed she drifted from Fogo Islands.


On Tuesday morning, the mail from the Bay was received at our Post Office, and on the afternoon, of the same day, the Southern mail. A return one for the South, was closed Thursday night and left early next morning

Wolf makes 2nd Trip

The steamer Wolf, Capt. A. KEAN, arrived at St. John's on Wednesday last, with 27,000 seals. She reports the following: Ranger, 21,000, Falcon, 21,000, Walrus, 12,000, Iceland, 16,000, Kite, 10,000, Hector, 9,000 and a load panned. Captain Kean is the first arrival this spring, and we congratulate him on the success that has attended his first time taking charge of a steamer in the prosecution of the seal fishery. We are indebted to our respected representative, Mr. McKAY, for the information that Mr. MAIDMEN and the other Twillingate folks who were in the Wolf, are quite well after their voyage, which, no doubt, their friends will be pleased to hear. They will be leaving for the second trip on Tuesday

Sealing Vessels

The following are vessels cleared for the seal Fishery to Date. Supplied by E. DUDER are: The Sisters, Wm. RICHARDS, 43 tons, 19 men. The Niobe, Elias WARREN, 32 tons, 17 men. The Mary, James YOUNG, 52 tons, 19 men. The Porcupine, Thos ASHBOURN, 60 tons, 21 men. The Advance, Joseph TAYLOR, 41 tons, 16 men. Supplied by W. WATERMAN & Co. are: The Emeline, Chas. BRETT, 44 tons, 17 men. The Welcome Home, John HELLIER, 55 tons, 18 men. The Outstrip, A. KNIGHT, 46 tons, 17 men. The Muscliff, Mathew ELLIOTT, 55 tons, 20 men. The Pretorious, Thos. WHELLOR, 34 tons, 18 men. The Flamingo, James SCEVIOUR, 71 tons, 18 men. The British Queen, Samuel FOX, 46 tons, 17 men. The Lily Dale, William SNOW, 48 tons, 18 men. The Volunteer, Elias DALLY, 42 tons, 17 men. Supplied by OWEN & EARLE are: The Lady Blandford, E. BLANDFORD, 43 tons, 17 men. The Blooming Queen, John PRIDE, 52 tons, 20 men. The Lucy, Phillip FREEMAN, 51 tons, 17 men. The Regent, William POND, 36 tons, 16 men. Supplied by J.B. TOBIN are: The Sunbeam, William MURCELL, 36 tons, 14 men. The Patience, Stephen NEWMAN, 43 tons, 16 men. The Olivette, Samuel YOUNG, 33 tons, 14 men. Total 963 tons, 366 men

Moravian Mission

Among our exchanges per SS. Conscript, we find the Moravian Quarterly for January, which contains an interesting report of the 119 voyage of the Society's vessel, (the 28th of the present barque, The Harmony), to Northern Labrador. The vessel was 41 days sailing from London to Hopedale, and after spending 53 days in Labrador, reached London all well, having been absent about 18 weeks. Six Mission Stations were visited, scattered along 250 miles of the rocky coast. Pleasant accounts are given of the Eskimos though they are still wanting in enterprise and forecast. Amid great discouragement, the Moravian Missionaries are laboring for the good of the Eskimos, and find much to assure them that their labors are not in vain. - Evening Telegram.

Change Transatlantic Routes

The French Transatlantic Company, will adopt a Southerly track for steamers, and support the movement to prevent liners transversing Newfoundland fishing ground.


March 30, 1889

Notice Re Simon JACOBs

In re estate of the late Simon JACOBS. As Administratrix of the late Jonathan JACOBS, I hereby notify intending purchasers that I have a substantial claim on the said property, so that they may govern themselves accordingly. Mary Jane HAYWARD. Administratrix of the late Jonathan JACOBS. Phoebe PIKE. Twillingate, Feb. 20th 1889.

Stop My Paper

After you get angry and make up your mind to stop your paper, just poke your finger in water and then pull it out and look for the hole. Then you know how sadly you are missed. A man who thinks a paper cannot survive without his support, ought to go off and stay away a while. When he comes back he will find that half his friends did not know he was gone, the other half did not care a cent, and the world at large did not keep any account of his movements. You will find things you cannot endorse in every paper. Even the Bible is rather plain and hits some hard licks. If you were to get mad and burn your Bible, the hundreds of presses would still go on printing them, and if you were to stop your paper, and call the Editor all sorts of ugly names, the paper would still be published, and what is more, you'd sneak around and borrow a copy of it every week from your neighbor. It would be much better to keep your vest pulled down, and your subscription paid up in advance!"

Death of a Nun

Today at noon, the Venerable Mother Magdalene, one of the founders of the Presentation Order in this country, passed away calmly to her everlasting home. This amiable and Saintly woman spent 66 years in religion. We understand she died in her 95th year. It was in the year 1833, she and some other religious, arrived in Newfoundland. She had already been 10 years a Nun in the Presentation Convent, in Galway, her native place. No words of ours can describe the good she has accomplished in the training and education of the females of this Island. In this Diocese of St. John's there are now ten Convents of the Presentation Order, not to speak of Harbor Grace. - Daily Colonist, March 2.

Sealing News

The steamer Ranger, Captain BARBER, arrived at St. John's with 34,000 seals, and the Walrus arrived at Greenspond with 12,000. The Falcon, Kite and the other steamers are reported with good trips.

Sealers Safe!

We are glad to know that the two men, Messrs BARNES and ELLIOTT, who were reported in last paper as supposed to have been lost while out in boat on 18th. Inst., are safe, having been taken on board of the sealing steamer Falcon the same evening. The following is the telegram of their whereabouts, that was received by the telegraph operator, Mr. A.W. SCOTT, yesterday morning, from Captain BARBER of the Ranger: ""St. John's, March 29. The supposed lost men, BARNES and ELLIOTT, on board Falcon, safe. Josiah BARBER." This certainly must have been joyful news for the distressed families.

Seaside Library

Mr. CROUCHER, Fogo, is prepared to take orders for Pocket Edition of Seaside Library, delivered free by mail at 18 cts. For 20 ct. volumes, 9 cts. For 10 ct. volumes. Cash in all cases to accompany the order. Numbers of books only required.

Snow Storm

About the severest snowstorm for the season was experienced on Tuesday last, with the wind North East, blowing almost a gale that night. Large snow banks were created in many places as a consequence.

Liquor License (Part 1)

The Stipendary Magistrate was waited upon yesterday by the Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD, and a deputation, to present a requisition for a poll, to be taken to decide the question of Local Option for Tizzard's Harbor and other adjacent settlements, and also to protest against a retail license, which had been granted by him, to Mr. Thomas EVERY, of this town, who intends opening a Public House at Tizzard's Harbor, for the purpose of selling intoxicating liquors. A six months license, however, had been granted to him, and the Magistrate intimated that it could not be cancelled, except by order of the Government. That he should have determined on such course, is greatly to be regretted, for any man to go into a community, where public sentiment is so strongly adverse to a traffic, such as Mr. EVERY intends to deal in, is an outrage on the feelings of the people. The whole transaction appeared to be managed, in so secret and quiet a manner, that the people of the community were entirely ignorant of Mr. EVERY's intention, and had not the slightest conception of his attempting to secure a license, until after it had been granted to him, and since they have found out that it is really the case, both they and the inhabitants of the adjoining settlements, are greatly incensed over the fact of his possessing the liberty to engage in such a nefarious traffic, in that peaceable and orderly community.

Liquor License (Part 2)

When it became known that the license was granted, steps were immediately taken to prevent, if possible, the evil from being established in their midst, by preparing a protest against it, which was signed by electorates of both Tizzards Harbor and Moreton's Harbor, and which, as we have said, was presented to the Magistrate yesterday, but without the desired result. The carrying on of a business of that kind, is greatly to be deplored in any locality, and especially in one, where the people are so much noted for their sobriety, as is the case in Tizzard's Harbor, and the neighboring settlements. But we do not imagine, that it is so much for the sake of what will be sold in the immediate locality, where the business is to be carried on, as with a view of evading the Local Option Law, which is in operation here. But Tizzard's Harbor is a highway of travel, and as it is connected during the summer, by a ferry, crossing twice a day. A large number of persons pass through the settlement, and it is to be deplored that this snare should be put in their way, by one from our community, while at the same time, if allowed by the Government to exist, will be a means of enticing many of our young men in the way of vice and ruin! Our Magistrate may have acted legally enough in granting the license, but if he could have realised that the public sentiment would be so strongly opposed to such, we think that it would have been sufficient ground to influence him in refusing to grant the license, which from a moral standpoint, is a great pity was not done in this instance.


April 6, 1889

Patriotism Vs Rum

Dear Mr. Editor: The members of the Patriotic Club of Twillingate, most cordially agree with, and endorse the views and sentiments expressed in your issue of the 30th., in reference to the license to sell intoxicating liquors, lately granted by our Stipendary Magistrate, to Mr Thomas J. EVERY of this town. In thus prominently expressing your views, you have worthily fulfilled one of the noblest duties of an enlightened press, namely, that of giving timely warning to the public, when their social and moral welfare is threatened by the wiles of the old serpent. As a Patriotic Society.... and we do not intend to submit to having liquor forced upon our people, for purely selfish motives, without a struggle. That struggle now commences..... We in Twillingate, thank God for Local Option, and are fully determined that our friends in Tizzard's Harbor... shall also be protected.... In the meantime, we know who are opposed to us, and that knowledge alone is one half the battle. ..... matter of surprise to us how our Magistrate could have been so short-sighted as to issue a license... If Mr. EVERY or his friends could produce any strong reasons to the Magistrate for granting the license, if he could point out the benefits and blessings and advantages that would follow from the introduction of the liquor traffic and salon, or if he could have pointed out the evil that has resulted from the Local Option Act, then indeed..... wherever the cursed traffic prevails, it is accompanied by misery, degradation, want and suffering, .... That the Magistrate had an abstract right to grant the license, we fully admit, but.... For our part we have no hesitation in saying..... that the Magistrate should have totally refused a license, under such exceptional and suspicious surroundings, and told Mr. EVERY, that he might appeal to the Hon. Executive Council if he thought proper for redress.... With sincere thanks for your strong manly support of the Temperance cause, ..... Patriotic Club, April 2, 1889. [Note this article has been edited for brevity. GW]

Sons of Temperance

At the regular meeting of North Star Division, Sons of Temperance, held in the Hall on the 4th, inst., the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved: That this Division rejoices in the Temperance sentiment, and approval of the Local Option measure so grandly displayed by the inhabitants of Harbor Grace.... and that through the efforts of Temperance workers, we are free in this town from legal liquor selling, we are now called upon to raise our voice against.... viz, the attempt to distil and sell intoxicating liquors in the peaceful and law abiding settlement of Tizzard's Harbor, only three miles distant, and connected by ferry twice daily, with this place, thereby placing great temptation in the way of our people, and we most emphatically disapprove of the granting of a license to Mr. Thomas J. EVERY, under such circumstances, and for such a nefarious purpose. We also sympathise with our neighbors in this evil, which is being enforced upon their community, and we promise them our aid in every effort to banish the demon from their midst

Society of United Fishermen

At a regular meeting of St. Peter's Lodge, S.U.F., held on the 1st inst., the following Resolution was unanimously adopted: That this Lodge, (No. 12) S.U.F., having regard to the Fourth Point of Fellowship, in the Order, (which is Temperance), desires to express its great regret, that the licensing of the sale of intoxicating liquor, is once more adopted in this neighborhood, to the danger of the younger portion of the public.

Loyal Orange Association

Resolution passed by Lodge No. 5, and Crosby Lodge No. 30, L.O.A.: Whereas Temperance is one of the fundamental principals of the Loyal Orange Association, therefore, resolved that in the opinion of the united Lodges above named, the late action of our Stipendary Magistrate, in granting a Spirit License to Mr. Thomas J. EVERY, was both unwise and injudicious, apparently ignoring the strong Temperance principals, held by the great majority of our people, and as we believe, tending to evade the Local Options Act, by which we, in Twillingate, are at present protected. We believe that such a license was totally uncalled for in such a locality as Tizzard's Harbor, and ..... and we hereby promise to use our utmost lawful efforts, in opposing the same, to the fullest extent in our power.

Crystal Stream Band of Hope

To the editor of the Twillingate Sun: Dear Sir: The following resolution was adopted by the Members of the Crystal Stream Band of Hope of Twillingate, and we respectfully ask you give it insertion in your valuable journal, and thus give our parents and friends an assurance that, as young as we are, we are not one whit less anxious for the spread of Temperance Principals, than our older, and much beloved members, The Sons of Temperance. Resolved: That the members of this Band of Hope are all agreed, that a great mistake was made by the Magistrate of Twillingate, by granting a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor to Mr. EVERY. And we earnestly hope and pray, that strong and earnest efforts will be made by our neighbors and friends, to have the same cancelled and made void. And when we, The Crystal Stream Members, with all our associates, take charge of the ruling affairs of Twillingate, may we have the joy to know, that the demon which has caused so much sin, is excluded from our midst. Yours respectfully, Crystal Stream Band of Hope. List of officers for the ensuing quarter are as follows: Freddie MOORS, President. Minnie BARNES, Vice President. Harriet ROBERTS, Secretary. Lydia NEWMAN, Treasurer. Arthur YOUNG, Guide. Fanny RIDEOUT, Conductress. Roland NEWMAN, Sentinel.

Small Pox in Harbor Grace

Our latest advises from Harbor Grace District are of a very alarming nature. In consequence of the supineness of those in authority, the dreaded Small Pox, brought there by the brig William, has been allowed to spread, until the Health Officers find themselves unable to grapple with it. What the result will be, Heaven only knows! In Island Cove, where the disease seems to have taken a firm footing, destitution prevails to an extent hitherto unknown, even under the worst circumstances. With very few exceptions, the people are without the common necessities of life, and shut off, as they now must be, from all communication with the neighboring settlements. There seems to be no channel open to them, through which assistance can flow, except through Government. Let us hope that the representatives of the people will do their duty in this trying emergency, and take care, that the wants of the plague stricken district are amply supplied. Up to yesterday morning, there were nineteen cases, all belonging to Lower Island Cove, in hospital at Harbor Grace, at least, so our informant states, and he is in a position to know whereof he affirms. The percentage of deaths has been larger than usual, owing, it is said, to the ""poor, half starved, condition of the victims." Six persons have already succumbed. Of three, one expired on Thursday, and two on Sunday last. Several of those still suffering, are not expected to survive. The disease is of that virulent type, known as ""Confluent Small Pox"", and pretty certain to attack all who in any way, come in contact with it. As will be observed from Rev. Mr. SANDERSON's letter, which we publish today, two other large settlements, Bryant's Cove and the Southside of Harbor Grace, are also threatened with an outbreak. A woman belonging to the former place, it seems, was present at the house of poor JANES during his illness, and while he lay dead. Since then, she has mixed freely with her family and friends. Therefore, it is only reasonable to suppose that the natural result will follow. - Evening Telegram, March 19.

Fire in White Bay

The Rev. S.J. ANDREWS, of White Bay, who is so well known by many here, makes an appeal, through our columns today, on behalf of suffers from a fire, which occurred there on the 24th of February, a bitterly cold Sunday, and destroyed the house and nearly everything, belonging to Mr. Luke GALE and his two sons, both of whom are married. No doubt, it is in the power of some of our people, to give contributions of clothing &c., to the poor unfortunates, who, we learn from the respected Clergyman, are entirely destitute, and being in a place where it is impossible for their neighbors to render much assistance to them. We trust that pity will be taken upon them, by some poor readers, and an effort made to relieve the suffering ones, in the sad misfortune thus overtaken them."To The Charitably Disposed: Help is urgently needed by Luke, Job, and Robert GALE, of River Head, White Bay, who had their house and almost all it contained, destroyed by fire, on the 24th of February. Donations received and thankfully acknowledged by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, RD, Twillingate, or by the Rev. J.A. ANDREWS of White Bay.[Although the Rev. ANDREWS' name is spelled differently here, this is exactly as it appears in the original paper. GW]"

Little Bay

The men obtained but few seals, about these parts, except at Little Bay Islands. Two or three men did well, getting about 50 each. But for the steamers, the people here would have done remarkably well. A good many seals have been shot in the Bay, this winter. March 18th, in the Town Hall, an excellent concert was given in Irish. The building was crowded and everybody was delighted with the performance. Over $100. was realised. A large bell was cast at the smelting works, for the Roman Catholic Church. It was erected on a very high and massive pole, and was successfully used for calling the worshipers. Last week, the school master was ringing, and something aloft gave way. It fell, and broke in some twenty pieces at his feet. It was a narrow escape! The children of the Loading Wharf, by themselves, got up, and gave a capital entertainment, Master FOOTE being in the chair. It was so well done, and so many persons unable to get in, that it will be repeated in the Town Hall, next month. The present Church of England Clergyman here, The Rev. Mr. PITTMAN, is an indefatigable worker. He is an excellent traveller. He, for the sake of reaching his scattered people, spares himself no pain or fatigue. He has the love and respect of all!"

A Sad Event at Little Bay

On Tuesday, the 26th, a company of men went out from Little Bay, to get seal carcasses from off the ice. It was a very stormy day, and owing to fatigue and lack of food, one poor man, Samuel ANSTEY, died on the ice. His son was with him, and only just managed to get to a house. One or two men almost met a similar fate. ANSTEY leaves a wife and a large family. He was buried Friday at Sandy Cove Island, at which place he was brought in

Tilt Cove

A good many hands have been discharged at Tilt Cove

Missionary Meeting

The Missionary Meeting on the Little Bay Mission, in connection with the Methodist Church, raised about $170. this year, being an increase of $34.

Billiard and Reading Room

On Saturday evening, the Terra Nova Billiard and Reading Room Club, Little Bay, was opened, by the President, Mr. E.R. BURGESS. Mr. B. who is an eloquent speaker, took ""Talking"" for the subject of his inaugural address. He was listened to with great attention. Mr. A. WHYTE was the next speaker. He said that he was gratified to find so many of the employees together, and complemented the Club upon having such comfortable apartments. The following Programme was then carried out: Song, Mr. ROLLINGS. Debate, ""Sailing Vessels vs Steamers"" (This debate was conducted in a spirited manner. Messrs. HOUSON, JEANS, and Sgt. WELLS in favor of Sailing Vessels, Mr. FORAN for Steamers. Upon a vote being taken, it was decided that Steamers are an injury to the country, in the prosecution of the seal fishery.) Cornet duet, Mr WHITE and Mr. SPINNEY. Song, Mr. E.F. BERTEAU. In connection with this Club, it may be stated that the members have a circulating library of 61 volumes. They have also sent to England for a Billiard table, which is expected to arrive in June.


The mail from the South arrived Tuesday morning, and the couriers started with a return one, early yesterday morning. Another mail was dispatched from St. John's on Wednesday last. The mail coming North, left Shoal Harbor this morning. One more is to leave on the 17th, inst., which will be the last by overland route for the season.

Seal Fishery Arrivals

The following are the arrivals at St. John's and Harbor Grace from the seal fishery, since last reports given in our columns: Terra Nova, 25,000. Neptune, 30,000. Esquimaux, 29,000. Vanguard, 25,000. Panther and Falcon, loaded. Polynia, 20,000

Loss of the Muscliff

The schooner Welcome Home, from the firm of Messrs WATERMAN & Co., arrived this morning from the ice, bringing the crew of the schooner Muscliff, of the same firm, which was lost in the direction of Cape John, on Sunday night last. She had no seals at the time, and the Welcome Home only brought back about 40 or 50.

Steamer Sealers

The Emeline, Charles BRETT Master, of Morton's Harbor, from the firm of Messrs WATERMAN & Co., was in Burnt Island Tickle on Tuesday morning, and reported as having five hundred seals. She ""struck"" the seals on a Saturday evening, and took a few on board that night, but being observers of the Sabbath, the crew refrained from killing and taking seals on that sacred day, which by Divine command, we are expected to honor and respect. We are sorry that the same could not be said of the steamers that were there at the same time. Their crews entirely disregarded the Sabbath, and killed and took, every seal around the craft, so that before Monday, they were all captured by the crew of the steamers. When such utter contempt is had for the Sabbath, is it any wonder that the Seal Fishery should be declining, and that destitution should be such a common occurrence in our land? And, are not our Legislators to be blamed to a great extent, in not enacting laws against serious grievances, which have been so frequently pointed out?"

Sons of Temperance

The usual weekly meeting of North Star Division, Sons of Temperance, was held on Thursday the 4th, when the following officers for the ensuing quarter, were duly installed by the D.G.W.P., Bro. Geo. ROBERTS. Bro. C.D. MAYNE, W.P., Elected. Bro. C. WHITE, W.A., Elected. Bro. G.W. BARRETT, R.S., Elected. Bro. Edgar NEWMAN, A.R.S., Elected. Bro. Geo ROBERTS, F.S., Re elected. Bro. John LUNNEN, Treas., Elected. Bro. Andrew ROBERTS, Chap., Elected. Bro. Isaac MOORES, Con., Elected. Bro. John BARRETT, A. Con., Elected. Bro. S. BLACKMORE, I.S., Elected. Bro. J.W. ROBERTS, O.S. Elected. Geo. W. BARRETT, R.S.

Missionary Meetings

The following are a few notes of the Missionary Meetings held on the Herring Neck Circuit: At Herring Neck on March 11th, the chair was taken by Mr. T. WOODFORD. Addresses were given by Rev. W. HARRIS and Rev. REX, Messrs GREENHAM and TUFFIN. Mrs. REX presided at the organ, and the meeting was successful. On March 12 at Merrit's Harbor, Mr. Wm. POWELL presided. Addresses given by same as at Herring Neck, together with Messrs J. CARD, and C. FARTHING. The collection here is again over previous years, as no meetings have been held here for a long time. On March 16, at Dog Bay, Rev. Wm. REX and Mr. T. WOODFORD held a meeting and received $1.70 for the missions. On March 18th, at Beaver Cove, the same, with Messrs T. ELLIOTT and J. QUINTAN of Birchy Bay, to a full house, spoke on Missions, the collection amounting to $4.43. We expect an advance on last year. The Change Islands Meeting is cancelled until navigation opens.

Special to the Sun from Trinity

Bankers, building in this neighborhood, are rapidly approaching completion. Coasters are leaving for St. John's. Catalina schooners have left en route for the Banks. Political matters are eagerly and intelligently discussed here. The general opinion is that Sir William WHITEWAY, will have a larger majority in this district, the next election, than ever before.

Bazaar Notice

The ladies of St. Andrew's Church, Twillingate, intend holding a Bazaar next Fall, for the purpose of raising money to seat, paint, and otherwise finish the interior of the Church. Contributions in Money, or useful and fancy articles, will be thankfully received by the following ladies: Mrs. T. ASHBOURNE, Mrs. HITCHCOCK, Mrs. Jas. JENKINS, Mrs. G. BLANDFORD, Miss LETHBRIDGE, Mrs. Jas. SLADe

Trading Venture

Three craft left here during the week for the North, on a trading venture. The Minnot Light, from the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., left on Wednesday, and the Brisk and Phoenix for J.B. Tobin, Esq., left yesterday.


At Dog Bay, on March 16th, by the Rev. REX, Mr. Jesse HODDER to Miss Mary Ann NIPPARD.


At Little Bay, March 27, Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth LIND, aged 13 months.


April 13, 1889

Methodist School Report

A copy of the above report for last year was received last mail, for which we are indebted to the Superintendent, Dr. MILLIGAN. It contains valuable information of educational work in this Colony, under Methodist Boards, and shows that the efforts put forth in this department, are being crowned with success, and that year by year, a higher standard is being attained in some parts of the Colony, while in many other sections, the benefits of education are being extended.... During the year, more than 7000 pupils were in attendance, at the different schools. The number of Teachers employed was 125, which was an increase of 11 over the previous year. Of those, 53 were males and 72 females...... In 1877, the attendance at the schools was 4381, while last year it was 7132..... Still, it is to be lamented that so many young men are to be met with, who cannot even write their own names, and scarcely know one letter from another. ..... The vague idea that existed in many minds that education was not so essential for fishermen, is fast dying out.... Dr. MILLIGAN, in his report, advocates the establishment of superior schools in the most important towns, and trusts that Twillingate will follow the example that has been set by other places in that respect....

Miss. Meeting Nipper's Hbr

The annual Methodist Missionary Meeting, took place last night in the Methodist Church. It opened with Hymn # 707. Then followed a prayer by Rev. S. JENNINGS, who …… W.J. EATON, Esq., JP. Being unanimously elected Chairman, spoke with great fervor… Next followed a report of last years mission work by Rev. S. JENNINGS, showing.... Then the Supt. of Sunday Schools, Mr. George STARKES, was called to the platform amid rapturous applause. He spoke of Missionary boxes.... related many funny stories, which caused much mirth for the younger ones. On Mr. STARKES resuming his seat, the Chairman invited Mr. Robert BATSTONE to say a few words... Mr. BATSTONE came forward and congratulated Mr. Chairman... he gave way for Mr. SHAVE who addressed the audience on the subject of ""The labors of the First Methodist Minister of Twillingate"" (Mr. MARSHALL). He related in plain words, the hardships and taunts, the subject of his discourse had to endure, for their Lord and Master... The Chairman now thought it time to bring the meeting to a close, and the Rev. S. JENNINGS was called upon for that purpose.... The collection was now taken up, which amounted to $25.65. The meeting now closed...signed Nipperonian.


We regret to learn from St. John's of the death of the Hon. C.R. AYRE, which took place there a few days ago. For the past two or three months, he has been suffering from a severe attack of illness, and for sometime previous to his death, all hope of his recovery was despaired of. Mr. AYRE was a distinguished citizen, and being an active worker in all that was good and noble, he will be greatly missed, while his liberality for the maintenance of the Church and charitable objectives was almost unbounded. By his removal, the Methodist cause in that city will loose one of its most tried and valued friends. In the Politics of the country, he took a lively interest, having for a time, occupied a seat in the lower branch of the Legislature, as a representative for the District of Burin, and after his retirement, from that position, he was appointed to the Legislative Council, of which he was a member up to the time of his death.

Bird Island Cove

Dear Sir: I may say in the beginning, that times are not so bad down here. We are trying to enjoy ourselves, like other folks, by having social gatherings…. I am glad to say that we had a very enjoyable evening on the 4th of February. Our School House was packed to overflowing.... best public meeting ever held in Bird Island Cove!... Mr. PARSONS, our Day Teacher, deserves great credit for training the children to recite so well.... what helped to fill up the enjoyment of the meeting was the Orange Band of 14 pieces. We are very much obliged to the Bandsmen who kindly consented to play for us for free.... Speeches were given by several of the brethren, and also by Rev. John PETERS of Bonavista... I am enclosing the programme in full: Chairman's speech. Recitations ""The Rabbit Pie"" Heber BAKER, ""The Gentle Little Mary"" Abina HILL, ""They Didn't Think"" Miriam WAY. The band. Recitation ""If I Were You"" William GOUGH. Reading, Samuel PARSONS. Speech, Benjamin BAKER. Dialogue, ""Wanted, a Coachman"" Frederick WAY, Hurbert BAKER, Job HILL, Heber BAKER, and Emily CREW. The Band. Recitations, ""The Dying Child"" Maria Jane WAY, ""Dirty Jem"" James HILL."A cigar a Day"" William James ABBOTT."The Boy"" Hezikiah WAY. Solo, # 121, Sankey, James GOUGH and Emily CREW. Speech, George OLDFORD. Recitations, ""The Dirty Boy and What Became of Him"" Samuel CREW."Mother Drinks"" Elizabeth SANGER. The Band. Recitations, ""The Temperance Goat"" Clarence HUBLEY."Temperance Nursery Rhymes"" Robert BAKER. Dialogue, ""Don't Leave out the Girls"" Abina HILL and Mary Ann PORTER. Recitation, ""The Fox and Crow"" Robert ABBOTT. Speech, Samuel TRASK. The Band. Recitations, ""The Little Tee Totaler"" James HILL."The Captain's Daughter"" Annie CREW."The Gambler's Wife"" Sarah COLE."The Christmas Song"" Alice TILLY. Recitation, ""Jesus Died"" Lenorah RANDELL. Speech, Samuel PARSONS. Recitations, ""The Last Dream"" Tryphena CREW."My Christmas Card"" Alice CREW. The Band. Recitations ""I meant to"" Mary Ann PORTER."All the Way"" Lenorah RANDELL, ""The Love of God"" Florence HICKS.

St. John's Busses

Busses are running half hourly, every day, from each end of the city of St. John's.

Small Pox - Harbor Grace

A dispatch received from St. John's last week informs us that Small Pox is dying out in Harbor Grace, with the exception of a dozen cases in the Hospital, and several deaths lately.

Shipping News

The Jewel has been prepared for a trip to St. John's, and is likely to leave in a day or two, should the time be favorable. There have been two or three arrivals from the ice this week. The Sisters, Wm. RICHARDS of Herring Neck, 500. Lily Dale, Wm. SNOW. The little steamer Matilda, with her enterprising owner, R. SCOTT, Esq., came here from Fogo on Wednesday evening, and returned the next morning. The Matilda will be going to St. John's in a few days. We are glad to be informed by the Chairman of the Board of Works, that the steamer Neptune, will be leaving St. John's on Monday next, for the Northern Ports of Call, with mails, passengers and freight, of which due intimation was given the public here yesterday, by posters.


The mail arrived from the Bay, this morning. We learn that from 10 to 12 seals a man were taken at Exploits this Spring. The overland mail from the South left Gambo on Wednesday morning, and is expected here this evening. The last mail by overland route for this season, was to leave St. John's on Wednesday next, but as the Neptune will be leaving on Monday with mails, there will not likely be another overland one.

New Justice of the Peace

We are pleased to note that Mr. Justin DOWELL of Change Islands, has lately been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Northern District.


The steamer Iceland, arrived at Harbor Grace on Wednesday evening last, with 16,000 seals. She reports the Aurora with 3000 and the Wolf with 200. The Hector arrived there the same day with 12,500.

Attacked by a Bull

A sad event took place at St. John's recently, as reported in our telegraphic column. A man was in the act of leading a bull along Military Road, when the animal became infuriated, attacked the man, and left him in a dying condition. St. John's - April 5 - A terrible scene was witnessed here yesterday. A man named HALLIDAY, was leading a Holstein bull down Military Road, when the animal became suddenly infuriated and rushed up on HALLIDAY, knocking him down, and butting his head with its horns while he lay on the ground, and then tossed him in the air several times. Its horn penetrated the unfortunate man's nose, and out through his right eye, breaking the nasal bone and destroying sight of eye. The man is dying. Two others, who rushed to his rescue, were seriously injured. The animal was eventually killed by the Police.


At the fortnightly meeting of this Society, (Twillingate Branch), the following Resolution was unanimously passed: ""That the C.E.T.S. (Twillingate Branch), fully endorses the protests of other Societies in this place, made last week, in reference to the granting a license for the sale of liquor in Tizzard's Harbor." Twillingate, April 11.

Spring in Twillingate

There is every appearance at present, of a forward Spring, both on sea and land. The ice seems to be moving off the coast, and the snow is quickly disappearing from the surrounding hills and fields. The Winter, on the whole, was comparatively mild, so that there is very little frost in the ground, and it is likely to be prepared for the crops, earlier than usual. It is to be hoped that the Spring like weather experienced the past few weeks, will prove the harbinger of still finer to follow for a few weeks to come.

Shipping News

Special to the Sun , St. John's, April 6, The first direct steamer from England with passengers and goods, only arrived last week. The Conscript arrived at 8 o'clock this morning, also the Sidonian from New York to Harvey & Co. with freight.


Mr. WADDELL, acting Superintendent, Telegraph Company, died at Heart's Content, Thursday morning, aged 58. Funeral took place here last evening. He was well known and will be greatly missed. - St. John's.

House of Assembly

The Municipal Bill Amendment was thrown out at 9:30 this morning, after an all night wrangle. Messrs McGRATH, CALLAHAN, PARSONS, MORRIS, MURPHY and O'MARA voting for it, and the Hons. A.F. GOODRICH, PENNY, Messrs. KNIGHT, CARTY, VEITCH, GODDEN and ROLLS against the Bill.


Don't give up, my poor sick friend! While there's life there's hope, 'tis said. Sicker persons often mend. Time to give up when you're dead! Purer, richer blood you need. Strength and tone your system give. This advice, be wise and heed - Take the G.M.D. and live! Those letters stand for ""Golden Medicinal Discovery"" (Dr. PIERCE'S), the great building up, purifying, and disease expelling remedy of the age. Don't hawk, hawk, blow, spit, and disgust everybody with your offensive breath, but use Dr. SAGE's Catarrah Remedy, and end it!"


April 20, 1889


The Methodist Schoolroom on the South Side was crowded last Tuesday night, when the Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, according to previous announcements, delivered a sermon bearing on the departure of two illustrious Brothers in the Methodist Church, The Rev. Thomas FOX, who has laboured with great success for many years, and the Hon. C.R. AYRE, who has been filling prominent offices, in the Methodist Church, as Layman, for many years and a liberal supporter of the Cause, especially of the Missionary Society, as it is seen on the report. Great was the influence felt in the service. - Com.

Missionary Meetings

Dear Mr. Editor: I suppose it is not too late to send you word about our Missionary Meetings…. Feb. 19th we held our annual Missionary Meeting at Seldom Come By. It was a success in every way. The chair was occupied by Mr. Henry PENNY, the pioneer Wayman of Methodism in that vicinity. What a vast change in the spiritual condition of that small community since he settled there, 40 years, or so ago, when he was the only Methodist in the place. ..... In 1876, our Missionary could not count 30 adherents... now, we can find 150 or more.... Clear, effective addresses were given by the brethren. Among the speakers were Mr. Levi PERRY of Seldom Come BY, and Mr. A. SIMMONDS of Fogo..... I am now at Indian Islands. Missionary Meeting took place here last night..... Our Lay Speakers were Mr. John HOLMES, Cann Island, Chairman, Messrs Phillip PERRY, William PERRY, Nicholas PENNY and Levi PERRY, Seldom Come By. Brother BULLEN of Fogo, kindly spoke at both places. He related the state of things at Seldom Come By to our no less loyal, Indian Island people."The forwardness of their mind"" would not allow that to exist. With commendable zeal, they vied with their brethren near the Light House, in giving, and this time in giving more. Last year, for the first time in their history, these friends were behind seventy - two cents, and before we went to the meeting, one of the brethren, with characteristic loyalty, said, if he had known the amount of the deficit, or that there was one, he would have made it up! To be short, the issue was, our Indian Island folk redeemed their old position.... Off to Rocky Bay tomorrow to continue the Work. Will probably report the result anon. A.C.S. Indian Islands, April 10.

Meeting New Bay (Part 1)

Dear Sir: Can you spare a little space in your excellent paper for a few remarks and programme of a school meeting held here on the 29th of March. The weather was not favorable, and some of our men were tired and blind from traversing the ice, so that they could not get to the meeting, but despite these drawbacks, a goodly number came forward, and we had a first class meeting. Mr. Adolphus YATES took the chair.... He acted his part nobly, with credit to himself and profit to the audience. He spoke of how, when he was a boy, he did not like school, but through the untiring efforts of his aged Grandmother, he was forced to go, and today he said, ""I am indebted to her for the store of education I posses,"" and urged upon parents to cross the will of their children to send them to school. Mr. James MOORS was another speaker who praised the children..... Mr. Peter MOORS then gave a few remarks.... He spoke strongly against the use of tobacco, arguing that many children were shoeless and without other necessary clothing..... while their fathers were smoking away six, seven, and in some cases, twelve dollars worth of tobacco every year... Programme: Opened by singing the Soldier's Song, No 5 and Prayer. Singing S.S and Solos No 35. Recitations, ""Song of the Angels. P. MOORS, ""Boy's Determination"" Ezra MOORS. Dialogue ""It is Good Enough"" two Boys

Meeting New Bay (Part 2)

Recitation, ""Rabbits in the Wood"" John BUDGELL, ""Boot Black"" Amy MANUEL, ""Triumphs of the English Language"" Amos WALL. Singing S. S. and solos, No. 395. Recitation, ""What have I"" Clemintina YATES. Speech, ""A Call For Help"" F.B. MOORS. Recitation ""Why did You Not Come Before?"" Clara MANUEL. Singing, Joseph and Louisa COX and Bertha YATES. Recitations, ""Child's Fear"" Jemima MOORS, ""Lochiel's Warning"" two boys."Little Girls"" Winnie MOORS, ""Jack's Prayer"" Timothy MOORS, ""My Little Sister"" H.S. MOORS. Singing, S.S. and solos, No 214. Recitations, ""Burning Ship"" Philip MOORS, ""Suppose"" Hannah MANUEL, ""Tom Jenkins"" Esau MOORS, ""New Moon"" Simeon MARTIN. Solo, Hannah MANUEL. Dialogue, ""Steer Clear of Danger"" two boys. Recitations, ""Bit of Blue"" Isabella CLARKE, ""My Mother's Song"" E.F. MOORS. Singing, ""Work for The Night is Coming"". Dialogue, 11 boys and girls. Recitations, ""Persevere"" Beniah MANUEL."The Orphan"" Charles FOX. Solo, Nehimiah MOORS. Recitations, ""How it Happened"" Arthur Yates, ""Living Waters"", Amelia MANUEL, ""Papa and Mama"" Clementine YATES, ""Mother and Son"" Flora SPENCER, ""Safely Home"" Phoebe BARNES. Singing, Soldier's Song No. 263. Dialogue, ""Two Seamen"" 2 boys. Recitations, ""True Courage"" Joseph BOONE, ""Work and Play"" Amelia HOSCOCK, ""The Old Man in the Model Church"" F.B. MOORES. Duet, Adolphus YATES and Joseph COX. Recitations, ""Mary and Joe"" Lily YATES, ""New Year"" Belia COX, ""Jesus Wept"" Tamar STRIDE, ""My Saviour's Call"" Martin CLARK, ""The Bonfire of Craig Gown"" Nehimiah MOORS, ""Nobody knows but Father"" Rose BUDGELL. Duet, Louisa and Joseph COX. Singing, ""God Save the Queen""


At Fortune Harbor, Mr. Michael FOLEY, in the 67th year of his age, much and deservedly regretted by his family and a large circle of friends. The deceased was a native of Tilton Harbor, but for more than twenty years resided here. (Fortune Harbor).


At Little Bay, on April 15th, suddenly, of heart disease, Miss Bridget LEARY, aged 30 years, the faithful and respected housekeeper of the Parish Priest. [The following article in another column, GW] The corpse of Miss Bridget LEARY, who died suddenly at Little Bay on Monday last, was being conveyed to St. John's per Neptune. She was the Rev. Father FLYNN's house keeper, and is said to have been a faithful and devoted servant.


The last overland mail arrived on Saturday evening last, coming through in eleven days, the shortest time for the season.

Small Pox

We regret to learn that two new cases of Small Pox have lately made their appearance in Harbor Grace district; one at Bryant's Cove, several miles from the town, and the other at Bear's Cove, nearly a mile therefrom, in an opposite direction. [And the following is from the ""By Telegraph"" column. GW] Small Pox again appeared at Harbor Grace. Two fresh cases have broken out - a girl belonging to Bryant's Cove, named HEARN, and another girl named HERALD, of Bear's Cove. Both are in the Hospital.

Broken Bell

From our Correspondent: ""It is quite a tribute to the energy of the Roman Catholics of Little Bay, to know that the bell ""St. Patrick"" which on the 22nd ult., fell and was broken into 20 pieces, was on the 23rd, recast, refurnished, and replaced, and rang again the morning of Sunday, the 24th. It is going to ring on now!"""


The sealing steamer Neptune, Captain BLANDFORD, with mails and passengers for Northern Ports, called here on Wednesday evening. She went as far as Tilt Cove, and was here this morning, going South. She had a good many passengers, among whom was the Rev. Father FLYNN of Little Bay, Mr. R. HAMILTON of Fortune Harbor, and Messrs. S. DUDER and R. FRENCH were also passengers for St. John's. Messrs. FINDLATER and E. BERTEAU were passengers from Little Bay.

Shipping News

The steamer Mastiff arrived at Harbor Grace on Tuesday morning with 700 seals, crew all well. The steamer Nimrod, arrived here [St. John's], this morning with 8000 young, and 1000 old seals. The Conscript sailed for Halifax on Tuesday and the Volunteer for the Westward yesterday.

Death (Part 1)

From The St. John's Times, March 27: A well known face, that of the Rev. A.C.J. WARREN, S.P.G. Missionary at Upper Island Cove, has disappeared from our midst, smitten down in the prime of manhood and usefullness by the most baneful of all pestilence, the Small Pox. Born on the South Side of this city, he received his early education at the Church of England Academy, under the Rev. G.P. HARRIS, M.A. and subsequently, with a view of entering the medical profession, became an articled pupil to Doctors CROWDY & SIMMS. His fellow students here, were Mr. Hugh CARTER and Mr. Edward BOONE. Acting under the influence and advice of his sincere friend, the Rev. C. MEDLEY, then incumbent of St. Mary's, he abandoned the prospect of the Medical profession for that of the Theological College, then under the charge of the Rev. W. PILOT, B.D. Here he remained four years, and on June 18th, 1871, was admitted to the Diaconate, and was selected by the Coadjutor Bishop, Dr. KELLY, to accompany him on his visitation voyage, undertaken that same year. He served for brief periods, the Missions of New Harbor and Channel, and in 1873, was appointed to the Mission of St. George's Bay, where the memory of his bright smile and tender heart lingers in the affection of a wide circle of his friends. In 1875, he removed to Upper Island Cove in Conception Bay, a Mission that which no one in the Diocese is more beset with general poverty, and its necessary con-consistants distress and sickness. Here he became at once the friend and adviser, Doctor and Parson of, ""My poor people"" as he invariably called them, often sharing with them the last crust his house contained.

Death (Part 2)

For fourteen years, ""more bent to raise the wretched than to rise"", he was content to watch and weep, and pray and feel for all, still the end came. It was hoped that the fearful disease, which he had contracted from attending the bedside of his poor parishioner, JANES, was only of the mild form, but far otherwise it proved. The worst symptoms of the virulent form were developed and he succumbed on Saturday, at 2:30 pm., at the age of 43."Pray for me and my poor people"" were the last words he wrote to his Bishop, as he lay quarantined, and almost alone in his humble Parsonage, awaiting his lamented end. Those words are a short symbol of that devotion and interest which always existed between Parson and people. About five years ago, he lost his little all. On a wild November night, while absent from home, his house caught on fire. His wife discovered the calamity only just in time to escape from the burning building with her three children, snatched from their beds in their night clothes. The eldest child died shortly afterwards from a chill, caught on this awful night. He faced his difficulty manfully, and continued at his post, feeling it his greatest pleasure to secure the good of ""my poor people"", until the call came ""Friend, go up higher." In the dead of the same night, amid the howling wind, dim lanterened, and sobs of the few who attended his funeral, he was committed by his dear friend and brother Priest, the Rev. J.M. NOEL, assisted by his Curate, Rev. F. SMART, to his last resting place in the Cemetery, overlooking the barren hills and bleak shores he loved so well, and among a people, in whose hearts, will long linger the recollection of the Good Sheppard, who in imitation of his Master, laid down his life for his sheep."For ah! He was a good sheppard,"" said the man who dug his grave.

What a Girl Should Learn

What a girl should learn, as set forth by the Springfield Union: To sew, To cook, To mend, To be gentle, To value time, To dress neatly, To keep a secret, To be self reliant, To avoid idleness, To mind the baby, To darn stockings, To respect old age, To make good bread, To keep a house tidy, To control her temper, To be above gossiping, To make a home happy, To take care of the sick, To humor a cross man, To marry a man for his worth, To be a helpmate to a husband, To take plenty of active exercise, To read some books beside novels, To see a mouse without screaming, To be light hearted and fleet footed, To wear shoes that don't cramp the feet, To be a womanly woman under all circumstances.


SHORT AND LONG COURTSHIPS: Daisy Dandelion, Essex, Ct., is perplexed over the question of short and long courtships, and wants our advice. Well, Daisy, it is hard to make a rule to fit every case, but in general, we will say, that long courtships are not advisable. Many a woman, pale, haggard, wan and wasted from long continued uterine ailments, are forced to banish all thoughts of marriage. Such unfortunate suffers should know that Dr. PIERCE's Favourite Prescription is a positive cure for the most complicated and obstinate cases of leucorrhea, excessive flowing, painful menstruation, unnatural suppressions, prolapsus, or falling of the womb, weak back, ""female weakness,"" anteversion, retroversion, ""bearing down sensations,"" chronic congestion, inflammation and ulceration of the womb, inflammation, pain and tenderness in ovaries, accompanied with ""internal heat." For all derangements of the liver, stomach and bowels, take Dr. PIERCE's Pellets.


April 27, 1889

Manhood Suffrage

When referring to the new franchise measure last week, we were incorrect in stating that the Act was based on an educational status which, from information since obtained, we find is not so. The only change made in the Bill which was printed in our columns, two weeks since, was the altering of the age which qualified young men for voting, namely, from 21 to 25 years, and why, for the sake of three or four years, the latter should have been decided upon, is very difficult to conceive. Manhood Suffrage, pure and simple, is bound to be a law of the land before many years elapse, and it would have been just as well to have settled the matter at once. As it is, every householder, and all single men from 25 years old and upwards, now have the privilege of voting.

Liquor License

Seeing the strong public sentiment against the introduction of the liquor traffic at Tizzard's Harbor, we understand that Mr. EVERY has wisely decided to relinquish the license which he obtained, for carrying on the business there, and that he will now continue his operations to distil on his own premises, which will be no infringement of the Local Option, or other Temperance Acts. In this particular as well as in any other, the Law is very defective ..... However, we are glad to know that Mr. EVERY has abandoned his intention of introducing his business into the settlement referred to, and hope it will not be long before he is led to see the heinousness of the traffic in which he is now engaged, and wisely resolve to quit it altogether...... While speaking on the Temperance question, we might just refer to the practice that has been in vogue here since the Local Option Act has been in force, of procuring intoxicating liquors for medicinal purposes, on a certificate from a Doctor, and we fear that often, on the plea of sickness, the Doctors have had more applicants for certificates than they should have. We....

Missionary Meeting

Methodist Parsonage, Twillingate, April 26, 1889. Dear Mr. Editor: Last Wednesday, 14th. Inst., the South Side Children's Missionary Meeting was held in the Methodist Church, which was crowded with an attentive and enthusiastic audience. Mr. John MINTY, Supt. of the South Side Sabbath School, ably presided. ..... The musical part of the service was considered very fine, Miss Jessie HUDDER rendering excellent service as Organist..... very largely due to the earnest and devoted services of Mr. John DAVIS, teacher of the Arm school, in training the Choir and children..... Yours faithfully, R.W. FREEMAN. Programme: Singing, Methodist Book # 927. Recitation, ""Welcome"" Willie EARLE. Singing, # 371, S.S.B. Children. Recitation, ""The Little Black"" Beatrice MINTY. Recitation, ""Little Things"" Norman ROBERTS. Speech, Mr. Geo. ROBERTS. Recitation, ""Begging Piece for Missionary Meetings"" James EARLE. Dialogue, ""Church Critics"". Recitation, ""Waiting by the River"" Jane MINTY. Recitation, Pressie ROBERTS. Dialogue, ""Fruits of the Spirit"". Recitation, ""Missionary Incident"" Lilia MOORS. Recitation, ""Little Child"" Phoebe VERGE, ""My Missionary Box"" Dulcie MOORS, ""Take up the Collection Fred MOORS. Recitation, ""A Drop in the Bucket"" Ada ROBERTS,. Speech, Mr. SCOTT. Reading, Miss Emma MINTY. Benediction.

Steamers & The Seal Fishery

Dear Sir: We deem it our duty as true patriots…. To offer a few remarks on the above named subject, …. In exposing the evils and abuses which have been carried on, year after year, by the crews of steamers, while prosecuting what is technically called the Seal Fishery, but in reality is the Seal Butchery.... take this spring's programme which has been carried out to the letter by the steam sealing fleet. The 10th of March is the Law appointed day for the said fleet to leave port for the ice fields; the 10th happening to fall on a Sunday this year, in which case they were all at liberty to sail on the 9th, which they did accordingly. On the 12th, they were nearly all amongst the young harps, which were then from one to ten days old. Then commenced the wholesale slaughter, (one of the most injurious in its effects), of the immature seals, thus depriving the landsmen of all hopes of enjoying a share in the seal harvest.... To gratify the greed of one steamer, thousands of shoremen must suffer. We do not object to the killing of the young seals when full grown or in their prime, but it is the butchering of them when they are little better than cats, and not more than half the value they would have realised, seven or eight days later, but we are sorry to say, they continued killing and panning for three or four days, when the massacre ceased, and the steamers were glutted, and bore away for home. Now, Mr. Editor, let us go back to the Charnel House, or slaughtering field, (if we may so term them), and we have no doubt you will see sights that will make your flesh creep.... The first thing that will attract our attention and wonder, is the large number of old mother seals slaughtered, and their young, which were too small to be of any value, wallowing in their blood, and eventually perishing for want of sustenance. Secondly, you will see thousands of young seals, some dead, some dying from stabs with the point of the gaff, some cut down the middle with knives, then stabbed and left to die a lingering and agonising death, sometimes for hours, and even days, before death ends their suffering! (To be continued).

Sealing Reports

The steamer Wolf, Capt. KEAN, arrived at St. John's the early part of the week with equal to 10,000 young seals. The British Queen, Samuel FOX, arrived from the ice this morning, with about 150 seals, and bringing the wrecked crew of the Welcome Home, which was lost near Quirpoon.

Burial of Samuel LACEY

We omitted last week to refer to the interment of the remains of the late Mr. Samuel LACEY, which took place on Friday afternoon in the Church of England Cemetery. He died in the early part of the winter, up the Bay, and his request, before departing, was that he might be brought here for burial. He was at the advanced age of 88 years, and was the only survivor of the number of men, that were driven off, while out sealing in April, 1824, when some lives were lost and much hardship and privation endured by the survivors, who had been eleven days on the ice without food, and afterwards, brought to land on the same ice

Shipping News

By telegram from St. John's, April 26: The steamer Neptune arrived from the North on Tuesday. The Allen steamer, Nova Scotian arrived from England on Wednesday evening, bringing a cargo of goods. Several of our buyers came by her. She sails for Baltimore tomorrow. The steamer William, from Prince Edward Island to Messrs. J & W PITTS, with a cargo of cattle and produce, arrived last evening. The Conscript arrived from last Halifax trip last night and goes Northward next week. The Volunteer arrived this morning from the Westward. Weather very fine.


If your face is marked with blotches, and eruptions mar your skin, You may bet your bottom dollar, there is something wrong within! 'Tis the blood; To purify it, there is nothing half as good, as the G.M.D. is, - try it! To be clearly understood. I will explain that G.M.D. means ""Golden Medical Discovery"" (Dr. PIERCE's), the popular remedy for debility, lung troubles, and weak, impoverished blood, which, like scrofuls, shows its presence in the system in blotches, eruption, and pimples. Perfection is attained in Dr. SAGE's Catarrh Remedy.


Contributed by George White (2002)
March 9, 1889 Transcribed by Ron Gale (2002)
March 16, 1889 to April 27,1989 Transcribed by George White (2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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