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Twillingate Sun
November - December

Nov. 2, 1889


""PULLING THE STRINGS"". Merchant Influences. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Can you tell your readers why the Polling Station has been removed from the Congregational School to some other place farther down the South Side? We have long been hearing that Mr. LETHBRIDGE means to know how his dealers vote, and we were told he was taking steps to secure his party, but as this was to be an election by Ballot, we thought we were safe from any merchant control. Now, at the last moment, we are told we must go and vote in some place where the agents of Messrs. LETHBRIDGE or OWEN will be present in large numbers. How can a poor man, whose living depends on these merchants, give his vote, in their presence as he would wish? Sir, it means starvation for himself and family this winter, if he will not vote with these merchants. It is an outrage of the secrecy of Ballot, to remove a polling station from the only place where a free and independent vote could be given, to another place where we shall be forced to vote against our convictions. It does not show any wish to consult the convenience of the voters, for what could have been more central than the Congregational School, for persons who had to come from Tickle Point, the Point or Bluff Head Cove?"

Sale of Works

The Sale of Work for the purpose of defraying the cost of renovating and furnishing the Methodist parsonage, is announced to take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of November.

Ship News

The ""Fleta"" with the two government candidates, Messrs. GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT, arrived from the North side of the district on Tuesday night, and left for the Cape Shore on Thursday.


W. WATERMAN, Esq., of Poole, England, who has been spending a few months with his friends in this Bay, left for St. John's on Monday last in the fine schooner ""Portland"" en route for England. Mrs. WATERMAN who was visiting with him, went by last ""Conscript"" and both will leave St. John's in the first Allan boat. We wish them a safe and speedy passage across the Atlantic.


The bazaar in connection with St. Andrew's Church was opened on Tuesday last and continued the following days. A fine display of fancy and useful articles was exhibited which met with a ready sale, and the undertaking all through, was a decided success. A full report which was promised has no yet been furnished, but we hope to be able to give it in next paper.


Wednesday last, the 30th ult., being Nomination Day, the candidates for our district were duly nominated at the Court House. The Hon. A.F. GOODRIDGE, Messrs. Smith, McKAY and M. T. KNIGHT were put in Nomination as Government candidates, and Messrs. Thomas PEYTON, E.R. BURGESS and J.P. THOMPSON for WHITEWAY party. There were no speeches on the occasion and everything passed quietly.

Ballot Papers

The action of the Government with respect to the printing of the ballot paper, should be sufficient of itself to open the eyes of our people as to the meanness and contemptability of the Government. The ballot papers could have been printed at the Sun Office, but because our political views are adverse to the Government, they prefer sending a printer from St. John's to do them, at five or perhaps ten times the cost that they could have been printed at the Sun office; but then they are running the Government on ""Sound Commercial Principles!"""


The ""Hiram Perry"" arrived here noon on Tuesday, bringing the three WHITEWAY candidates also Mr. F. WALSH of Little Bay. After leaving Little Bay, several places were visited, and a public meeting held. The one at Little Bay Island was well attended and much interest was manifested by the electors present. The conduct of the Government in the public affairs of the colony, was reviewed by the candidates, and at the close of the meeting, the candidates were loudly cheered. Our meeting at Fortune Harbor was an immense success. Mr. Francis WALSH of Little Bay Mines, was present and in an able and eloquent speech, reviewed the history of the Government during the past four years. His explanation of Railway matters whereby the support of the Liberal Party was purchased; his though explanation of working of the Bait Act; his bitter condemnation of the monopoly of mining and timber lands were clearly explained. He was listened to attentively and loudly cheered during his able address. Mr. WALSH is a young man of considerable talent and will no doubt in the near future take a prominent part in the public affairs of his native land


""Secrecy of the Ballot Vote." The voting by ballot is perfectly secret and no one need fear it being discovered as to how he may vote. Those who are attempting to do so are misleading the people, and are liable to the penalty of the law. We were informed by a very intelligent laborer on one of the city wharves yesterday, that many of the uneducated people of the city are still under the impression that it is possible for it to be known for whom a man votes. For the information of every one having doubts on this subject, we say, emphatically, that it cannot be known to any one, how a man places his cross, except in the case of a man not being able to read or write, in which event it is known only to the returning officer who is sworn to secrecy. Should the latter, despite his oath, betray the secret (which is highly improbable) he will, on being convicted of the offence, be subject to twelve months imprisonment. The ballot is the poor man's safeguard, he can vote according to his conscience and no one will be the wiser. -- St. John's Daily Colonist.

By Telegraph

(Special to the Sun) Little Bay, Oct 29. - GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT held a public meeting here last night. They were contradicted in many statements and could not give satisfactory answers. WHITEWAY and party were cheered throughout the meeting


CAUTION! As everything is being done by the Government agents to mislead the public in voting, in the hope of counteracting their base designs, we print, for the information of the public, the following rules, to guide them on Polling Day. We also append a form of ballot paper, made out for the district of Twillingate. The ballot paper shows that the voter has voted the straight ticket for BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. Form of Ballot Paper after voter has marked his cross on it, 1. BURGESS, Edward R. Burgess of Little Bay, Contractor, X. 2. GOODRIDGE, A.F. Goodridge of St. John's, Merchant. 3. KNIGHT, M.T. Knight of St. John', Gentleman. 4. McKAY, Smith McKay of St. John's, Gentleman. 5. PEYTON, Thomas Peyton of Twillingate, Surveyor, X. 6. THOMPSON, J.P. Thompson of Twillingate, Editor, X. Rules: 1st - Each Elector when he enters the booth shall give his name. 2nd - He shall then receive a ballot paper in the above form (without the crosses). 3rd - The voter can only give as many votes as there are members required for the district. 4th - After receiving a ballot paper the voter going inside marks a cross in the division on the ballot paper containing the name or names of the candidates for whom he intends to vote, thus: - X. 5th - The voter will then hand the ballot paper folded up, to the returning officer who will drop it into the ballot box. It must be so folded as to show the initials of the returning officer, which is on the back of it. 6th - If the voter spoils a ballot paper he may get another one. 7th - If the voter votes for more than the number of members he is entitled to vote for, his ballot paper is void and his vote of no use. The above are the principal rules. If a man is blind or cannot read, the returning officer marks his ballot paper for him in the presence of an agent of each candidate, all of whom are sworn. If any one divulges for whom a voter voted, he is liable to be sent to the penitentiary. So no one need fear discovery.


Nov. 9, 1889

Politics (Part 1)

Political Meeting At Herring Neck. On Monday evening last a public meeting was held at Salt Harbor, Herring Neck, though under somewhat adverse circumstances. It was generally known there that the Editor of this paper, one of the Whiteway candidates, would be there, at the solicitation of some of the supporters of the party, to address there, for the second time during the campaign on election matters. But on arriving late in the evening, it was found that the school house had been engaged by a few supporters of the Government, with the intention no doubt of preventing our meeting from being held in the building, and the idea of holding a meeting that evening was abandoned. After tea, however, large numbers commenced to crowd toward the school, thinking that the meeting was to be held, and we were summoned to put in an appearance. Great indignation prevailed among the assembled crowd, nearly all of whom were determined supporters of the Whiteway candidates

Politics (Part 2)

The door was forced open and lights put in for the purpose of holding the meeting, but without the consent of the members of the Board, who were opposed to us in politics, we did not deem it advisable to enter the building, and addressed the large and enthusiastic crowd at some length under the broad canopy of Heaven; and although human nature appeared to conspire against us, Providence smiled upon us, for the moon in all its grandeur luminated the settlement, making it almost impossible to witness a finer night any time through the year. Added to this we were in close proximity to the parish lamps, which have recently been erected there. The audience listened with rapt attention, and the orderly conduct maintained throughout under the excited state of feeling, in consequence of not having the school, was most commendable, and reflects the highest credit upon the good people of Herring Neck.

Politics (Part 3)

When it was found that a dodge had been worked to prevent a meeting being held in the interest of the Whiteway party, it was decided by the people that no other should take place there that night, and two or three of the sturdy electors guarded the door until half past twelve, and kept any of the opposite party from entering, as they intended holding a political committee meeting there. This is not the only place where such contemptible meanness was shown to the Whiteway party during their canvass, by what are looked upon as the leading men of the settlements, and is a specimen of the adverse circumstances under which the canvass had to be carried on, and the disposition that existed to grind out every spark of independence in the breasts of the electors. With regard to not having the use of the school at Herring Neck, however it is only right for us to exonerate the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN from any blame in the matter, as he had nothing to do whatever in withholding its use, as can be seen from a note over his own signature in another column. The following evening (Tuesday) another meeting was held in the Methodist school, Greens Cove, which was largely attended, and great interest appeared to be manifested by all present. The meeting was also addressed by Mr. F.W. COAKER and the WHITEWAY candidates were loudly applauded.

A Disclaimer

(To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Permit me through the medium of the Sun to repudiate any connection in withholding the School House in this settlement from you, for the purpose of your public meeting on Monday last. The whole episode has occasioned me deep pain. I am Yours faithfully, G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Chairman C.E.Bd. Education, Herring Neck, St. Mary's Parsonage, Nov 5

Letter to The Editor

From A Herring Neck Planter. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- please insert the following in behalf of the people of herring Neck, who I must say are rejoicing over the New Party's success at present. On Monday the 4th inst., a meeting was announced to be held in St. Mary's school at 7.30 p.m. at which Mr. THOMPSON was to address the people. At the time appointed a large crowd gathered, but to their amazement they could not get the school, Messrs LOCKYER & Co. of the Old Party, had worked a disgraceful scheme to try to put down Mr. THOMPSON. He had obtained the key of the school by force, and had claimed the possession of the school, without the consent of the Chariman, Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, to whom much credit is due, insomuch as that he declared before a large mass of people that they (Messrs. LOCKYER & Co.) had ignored him the right of the position of Chairman, and taken the key of the school without his consent, also declared himself neutral in Politics, and showed the people that he was no tool of the slave-driving merchants, at the close of which he was cheered to the utmost, and the people felt that they owed to him a place in their hearts that could never be taken again, and as long as life lasts he will have the best sympathies of the people of Herring Neck. And, Mr. Editor, we as the people of Herring Neck, will no more be ruled by the staving power of merchants. This event of Messrs. LOCKYER & Co., will forever be a blank in the Merchant's Books. The people are determined that they will in future, have the control of the school which they built and paid for, also that never again will they allow such a tyrant as LOCKYER to rule their private affairs. Trusting I have not taken too much of your valuable space, I am, on behalf of the people, Yours etc., A.H.N. Planter"

Ship Arrival

The steamer ""Walrus"" arrived here noon to-day with the ballot boxes, &c., and counting commenced this afternoon.

Ship Departure

The steamer ""Conscript"" left St. John's about noon yesterday for the Northern ports of call, and may be looked for here to-morrow. Her trip will probably extend to Griquet this time


Several cargoes of fish have left here the past few weeks for foreign markets. The ""G.C. Gradwell,"" Capt. BURHITT, sailed for Lisbon yesterday with 3,200 qtls. Labrador fish from the firm of Messrs. W. Waterman & Co.


A Christmas Tree will be held at herring Neck to obtain help in completing and furnishing the Parsonage. Contributions in money or goods will be thankfully received by Mrs. E. BLANDFORD, Mrs. T. BLANDFORD, Mrs. W. MURCELL, Mrs. HINES and Mrs. REX.


Within the past few weeks there have been several cases of Diphtheria in this community, but we are happy to say that the disease has not increased to any great extent, and has been confined to a few families only. We are not aware that any fresh cases have broken out lately.


During the past week or two, a good many of our old friends from various parts of the bay have been here transacting their Fall's business. Among the number we were pleased to see Mr. W. ROUSELL of Leading Tickles and Mr. James PARSONS of Lushes Bight, the latter we regret to know being in a delicate state of health.


A Lying Telegram. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. KNIGHT received a telegram from a Mr. MARCH who is in Little Bay, saying that Mr. BURGESS, the local Whiteway candidate of that mining settlement, had been soliciting support for himself and the Government candidates, which is one of the greatest falsehoods ever invented. No doubt it was intended to get here early in the day, but providentially it was not received until the afternoon, a little while before the polls closed. the intention was to damage Mr. BURGESS and the party here, which would have been the case had it come along in the early part of the day, and particularly would it have affected our Little bay Colleague. This was a most malicious and dastardly attempt to ruin a political opponent and no language can be employed that would too strongly condemn such political rascality

Election Returns

""By Telegraph"". Election Returns. Grand Victories For The Whiteway Party. (Special to the Sun) St. John's, Nov. 9. The Government has been badly beaten. WHITEWAY will have a big majority. The following are the returns known as yet. St. John's six - For the East - Dr. DEARIN and Messrs. MURPHY and HALLERN. For the West - Messrs. DAY and GEARIN. Harbor Main - Messrs MORRIS and WOODFORD. Brigus - Mr. CLIFT. Harbor Grace - Messrs WHITELY and Eli DAWE. Carbonear - Mr. DUFF. Bay de Verds - Messrs WOODS and WHITE. Burin - Mr. TAIT and Mr. ROTHWELL. All the above sixteen are Whiteway supporters. So far only four Government men are known to be elected, Messrs. GREEN and SHEA for Ferryland, Mr. MUNN for Harbor Grace and Mr. ROLLS for Fogo.


On October 27th at Change Islands, by the Rev. W. REX, Elias BLAKE to Jane GILLINGHAM


On November 5th at Herring Neck by the same, William WITT to Rosannah FARTHINg


On November 6th at Herring Neck by the same William WHITE to Elizabeth JUDGe

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Cleared: Nov 5 - ""Arthur,"" HARGRAVE, Fogo, 2200 qunitals codfish O & E. Nov 7 - ""G.C. Gradwell,"" BURNITT, Lisbon, 3100 qtls Labrador fish - W. Waterman & C0.


In're the Estate of John CANTWELL, Esq., late of Tizzard's Harbour, in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Trader and Planter, deceased. We, the undersigned executors of the above estate, hereby give Public Notice, that one month from the date hereof, we shall proceed to distribute the effects and proceeds of said estate, in accordance with the provisions of the Will of the above named estator, John CANTWELL, Esquire, and we herewith notify all who may be legally indebted to said estate, to pay to us, or any one of us, such debts as may be due, on or before the fifth day of December, Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and eighty nine, and all parties to whom the Estate may be legal indebted must produce their claims in writing to us, on or before the same date for liquidation. And we hereby give further notice, that in performing our duty as such executors, we shall have regard only to those claims that may be presented for payment to us, on or before the date above named. Given under our hands at Twillingate this 5th day of November, A.D. 1889


Walter CLOUSTON, Manufacturer of Superior Single and Double OIL CLOTHING. Factory Barnes Road. St. John's, Newfoundland. All Goods Made From Gopod Plain Calico, and Finished with Three Coats of Oil. Orders will receive special attention. Write for price, terms and discount.


Nov. 16, 1889


A.L. MARCH, Surgeon & Dentist Is on a visit to Twillingate, where he will remain a few days, and parties requiring his professional services had better call at once. His long experience as a Dentist entitles him to a liberal share of patronage. Terms reasonable. Private visits promptly attended to. Office and Residence at Mr. Titus MANUEL's. November 16.


Magnificent Victory for Sir William's Party. Reports have been received from all the electoral districts, and our of a total of thirty-six, we find that twenty-nine members have been elected as supporters of Sir William WHITEWAY. This, even exceeds the expectations of the most sanguine of his supporters, as not more than twenty-four or twenty-five were reckoned on from the first. Seldom if ever, have any Government met with such a wonderful defeat, for every departmental officer and every member of the executive, from the Premier down, have been deposed from office, by the popular voice of the people. In spite of the influences that were employed -- Government, Mercantile, Clerical and all other kinds -- Newfoundlanders have nobly responded to the call, and displayed pluck and independence by hurling from power, an administration which obtained the ascendancy, without the voice of the people, and under circumstances which would not bear the test of public opinion. The following are the members returned for the respective districts: Government: Ferryland -- Messrs. GREENE and SHEA. Harbour Grace -- Mr. MUNN. Bonavista -- Messrs. MORRISSON and MORINE. Fogo -- Mr. ROLLS. St.George's Bay -- Mr. CARTY. WHITEWAY: St. John's East -- Dr. DEARIN, Messrs MURPHY and HALLEREN. St. John's West -- Messrs MORRIS, DAY and GEARIN. Harbor Main -- Messrs MORRIS and WOODFORD. Brigus -- Mr. CLIFT. Harbor Grace -- Messrs WHITELEY and Eli DAW. Carbonear -- Mr. DUFF. Bay-de-Verd -- Messrs. WOODS and WHITE. Trinity -- Sir William WHITEWAY, Messrs BOND and WEBBER. Bonavista -- Capt. BLANDFORD. Twillingate -- Messrs PEYTON, BURGESS and THOMPSON. St. Barbe -- Mr. FEARN. Burgeo -- Mr. MURRAY. Fortune Bay -- Mr. STUDDY. Placentia and St. Mary's -- Messrs EMERSON, McGRATH and O'DWYER.


For the past few days the weather has assembled a wintry aspect, but the little snow that has fallen may not continue very long. So far there has been but little frost"


The Rev. Mr. KELLY went to Exploits by the ""Conscript"" to attend the annual missionary meeting which was held there on Monday evening, and returned by same steamer on Thursday.

Item of Interest

Somebody figured out that 3,000,000 people walk about London's streets daily, and that in so doing they wear away a ton of leather particles from their boots and shoes.


The Rev. Mr. BRYANT who has been appointed to this parish as a Curate to the Rural Dean, (Rev. R. TEMPLE) arrived by last ""Conscript,"" and we are pleased to welcome him to our town

Item of Interest

It is estimated by Mr. WEBB, of Crewe, says the Scientific American, that the quantity of steel removed from the rails throughout the London and Northwestern system by wear and oxidation is about 1,500 ob., an hour, or 18 tons a day.

Ship Departure

The steamer ""Walrus"", which was employed by the Government to convey the documents, deputies, &c., to the various polling booths in this district, and collect the same, left for St. John's on Sunday morning last, Mr. GOODRIDGE taking passage by her, also Mr. EARLE and daughter, of Fogo.


In the district of Trinity Sir William WHITEWAY and party gained by an overwhelming majority. The poll stood as follows: -- WHITEWAY 2094, BOND 1908, WEBBER 1760, GRIEVE 789, WATSON 746, THORBURN 698. We congratulate our young brother journalist on his great victory for first time entering the political arena.


FOR SALE. Lobster Cans, Boilers, &c. Flat Lobster Cans, Tall Lobster Cans, Inside and outside soldering. Lobster Boilers, Cooling Trays, &c. Orders solicited for spring delivery at lowest prices for Cash, Codfish, Oil, or Lobsters. McDougal & Templeton. St. John's, November 6th, 1889.


Herring Fishery The undersigned are prepared to make for Winter Fishing -- An Extra Strong Cotton Herring Net, and with orders a short time in advance, will knit them fresh from the twine, properly mounted and thoroughly barked and satisfactory rates. Our Mr. STOWE, late President American Net and Twine Co., will give these Nets his personal attention. Gloucester Net & Twine Company, Boston Office, 94 Commercial Street. Nov. 9.


Nov. 23, 1889

Sick Fishermen (Part 1)

Sick Fishermen Badly Treated on Labrador. Instances have been brought to our notice within the past few weeks, which show that sick fishermen are very badly treated on the Labrador, by those in charge of the steamers, that are employed by Government to convey mails and passengers up and down the coast. During the past season, one of our fishermen was overtaken by sickness while on the coast, and feeling so poorly, he decided on coming home. When a passage was applied for, the sick man was refused because he did not have the full fare, and consequently he was denied the privilege of embarking on board the steamer and returning home, and had to remain on the Labrador in his enfeebled condition, and run the risk of his life, which was greatly imperiled by the inhumane act of the commander in charge of the ship

Sick Fishermen (Part 2)

We hardly know who is at fault in a matter of this kind; whether it is optional with the Captain to deal with such cases, or whether orders are given to this effect by the Government, but it is certainly a most arbitrary rule, and one which subjects a poor sick fisherman to severe hardship. When we consider that these steamers are largely subsidized out of the public funds of the colony, it appears decidedly wrong that a poor fisherman, when overtaken by sickness, should be refused to be brought home in one of these steamers. By not being able to leave the coast it might be the means of losing his life, and the craft with which he would be connected missing a voyage of fish. There are very few fishermen who take money with them to Labrador, in fact thousands seldom see a shilling in the early part of the summer especially, let alone being in a position to take money enough with them to cope with such a contingency as we have alluded to

Sick Fishermen (Part 3)

It is the fishermen of the country who principally pay the taxes, and the least that could be done for any who may unfortunately be overtaken by sickness on the Labrador or elsewhere while prosecuting the fishery, is that a passage should be secured for them to their homes in the coastal steamers. It is hoped that this matter will be investigated so that in the future our poor suffering fishermen will have no need to complain further of the bad treatment that they have received when applying for passages homewards. At the same time we would call the attention of the authorities to the way in which our fishermen were served the past summer with respect to their letters. Some of them who were fishing in harbors long distances from where the mail steamers used to call, took the trouble to row in their boats some miles from their craft in order to meet the steamer to put their letters on board, and although they were near the ship the captain did not pay the slightest attention to them, and passed along without waiting a moment to take the letters from the fishermen, and consequently they were denied the privilege of sending them home. It made no difference how important such letters were, they could not be forwarded which might mean a serious loss to the parties concerned

Death of Mrs. BERTEAU

We regret to have to record to-day the death of Mrs. BERTEAU, wife of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, which sad event took place yesterday afternoon. For several months the deceased had been subject to a severe attack of illness which not only prostrated her bodily but likewise affected her mind; and for the greater part of her illness she was apparently insensible to even her nearest relations. During the summer Mrs. BERTEAU was removed to St. John's with the hope that the change and additional medical attendance would prove favorable to her recovery, but such however was not the result, instead of which she seemed to be getting worse, and she was brought back. Since then the deceased has been gradually sinking, until yesterday afternoon, when the death visitor appeared and she passed calmly and peacefully into rest. Mrs. BERTEAU was a very kind and charitably disposed lady, and in her the poor ever found a real friend, and many will miss a true heart that always beat towards the poor and who was ever ready to administer to their wants. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy.


A Letter From Mr. CARELY. Herring Neck, Nov 18th. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Having been informed that my name has been used around this settlement in connection with the scurrilous attack made upon Mr. LOCKLYER, in a letter lately published in your paper over the signature of ""A.H.N, Planter"", permit me to say that I had nothing whatever to do with the letter in question, or knew anything about it until shown me in print. I may say that I express the general opinion of the planters of this settlement (both Now and Old Party) in saying that they very much regret any person should have written such deliberate untruths from this settlement over the signature of ""A.H.N. Planter,"" and I can assure you, Mr. Editor, that the imputation cast upon Mr. LOCKLYER of scheming to put you down, and taking the key of the schoolroom by force, is and uncalled for and untruthful statement. Yours Truly, Joseph CARELY.

Ship Arrival

The steamer ""Conscript"" arrived at Greenspond at 9.30 this morning.


We are thankful to subscribers who have already sent in their subscriptions and would feel obliged if others would do so at an early date, particularly those living at a distance

Ship Arrival/Departure

The little steamer ""Matilda"" belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., came here from Fogo on Thursday and returned the following day. The ""Portland"" arrived from St. John's on Thursday afternoon with a general cargo of merchandise for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co.


The English mail was late in arriving at St. John's this time and the ""Conscript"" did not leave for Northern ports until midnight Thursday. She may be expected here to-night.


Companions of the R.S.C. Edward 7th, Chap. No. 3, will meet in the Hall on Saturday, 14th December, for the election of officers. Also, there will be some important business to transact which calls for the attention of all Companions. -- Advt

Visiting Clergy

On Sunday last, the Rev. W. HARRIS of St. Anthony who is spending a few days here, preached in the South and North side Methodist churches, morning and evening, alternately, delivering earnest discourses on both occasions to the congregations to whom he formerly expounded the Word. He leaves by this ""Conscript"" for his mission.


With the exception of a few days, this has been a delightful Fall for getting about on the water, and it has been taken advantage of the past few weeks by a large number of craft that have been frequenting the bays for firewood. A good many are still engaged in this business, and some will be going until Christmas unless the weather should set in very severe in the meantime.

Sale of Work

The sale of work in aid of the Methodist parsonage, as announced the previous issues, was opened in the South Side school house on Tuesday afternoon, and continued the two following evenings. The room was nicely decorated for the occasion and the display of goods very attractive, and met with ready sales. Between two and three hundred dollars were realized

Visiting Clergy

The Rev. Mr. SNOW of Exploits and Leading Tickles mission, spent a few days in town the early part of the week and preached in St. Peter's Church on Sunday morning last, giving a fine discourse. Mr. SNOW has only been a few weeks in the mission, and the esteem in which he is held by the flock under his charge, many of whom we have had personal intercourse with, augers well for a successful ministry while laboring in that parish

New Schooner

""A Splendid New Craft." Another excellent schooner which was recently launched at Rabbit's Arm for the firm of Messrs. Waterman & Co., arrived in port the early part of the week. She was built by Mr. Francis WARR, whose reputation as a master-builder is so favorably known and who has turned out so many fine craft in the past. The ""Canford"" adds one more to the many superiorily built vessels that he has put out of hands, and is one of the largest that has been built at Rabbit's Arm for sometime. She has not yet been measured, but is supposed to go about ninety-six tons. A more strongly or faithfully built craft could scarcely float on the water, while her model is such as to command the admiration of all who are competent to form opinions respecting the same. An immense quantity of iron has been utilized in her construction which is an evidence that she has been firmly and strongly built, and without due regard to economy, the true object being to have her thoroughly well fastened so as to make her suitable for contending with the mighty elements with which she will be brought into contact during her existence. The Canford is adapted for the Bank fishery or the general trade of the Colony. She will do credit to her builder wherever she goes and it is hoped that a long and prosperous existence awaits this fine craft"


Yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness, Mary, beloved wife of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, aged 60 years. (Other papers please copy.)"

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Nov. 18 -- ""Forward,"" DAVIES, Lisbon, 3700 quintals fish. -- W. Waterman & Co.


Nov. 30, 1889


The Late Political Meeting at Herring Neck. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- In his description of the late political Meeting, your correspondent, who adopts the ""nom de plume"" A.H.N. Planter, says, ""Messrs. LOCKYER & Co. of the Old Party had worked a disgraceful scheme to try to put down Mr. THOMPSON. He had obtained the key of the school by force, and had claimed the possession without the consent of the Chairman, Revd. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN." This is a misrepresentation of a fact, and a calumny upon Mr. LOCKYER, which, in justice to that gentleman, I cannot permit to go uncontradicted, and I must ask you to kindly publish in the next issue of the Sun, my disavowal which I now make of this charge against Mr. LOCKYER. The key of the School House was never at any time in Mr. LOCKYER's possession, and he assures me that he suggested his willingness to place the building at your disposal, but was overruled by other members of the party, who claimed a prior right and privilege of permission. None regrets more deeply than I do that any bitterness or ill feeling should arise out of this miserable political squabble, and I sincerely trust, that instead of mutual recriminations, there may arise explanations and understandings so that we may all seek peace and pursue it, I am, yours faithfully, G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Chairman C.E. Bd. Education. Change Islands, Nov., 21st 1889.


A meeting of the Patriotic Club will be held this evening at the usual place and time when a full attendance of members is desired

Ship Visit

The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" arrived on Sunday afternoon last and after the usual detention left for other ports North, going as far as Griquet.


The Evening Telegram of the 20th inst. says that beef at the Market House and at Messrs. Clift's auction sold this morning for 4 to 5 cents per lb. for fore quarters and six to seven and a half cents for hind quarters

Little Bay Mine

The depth of Little Bay Mine reaches down now to fourteen hundred (1400) feet, as we learn from Mr. Patrick LYNCH, a practical miner employed there, but now on a visit here. That is to say, the Mine is twice as deep as the Southside hill is high. The lode of copper leads steadily downward and does not develop any ..... to any extent parallel with the surface. The mining under ground is all done by contract, the surface labor of trimming and conveying the ore to the furnaces being done by day's pay. The latter is compensated at the rate of four shillings and six pence per ton hours' work. The miners term of labor is eight hours; any longer time than this would press too severely upon men working at so great a depth; so that there are three relays or shifts of miners during the twenty-four hours. Mr. LYNCH speaks highly of the management of the mine and the contented, and, on the whole, enjoyable tenor of life there. -- Evening Telegram. Nov. 20.

The Mail

Mails For Labrador. Winter Season -- 1889, 1890. Three Mails, with Letters only, will be dispatched from this Office via Quebec, on the 3rd December, 1st January and 1st February. For Blanc Sablon, and all places in the Straits of Belle Isle to Battle Harbor; also to Cartwright and Rigolet. Letters posted after first February cannot be forwarded, the last Mail leaving Quebec on 17th of that Month. Mails for Newfoundland will leave Blanc Sablon, 28th December, 15th February and 15th March. All letters must be fully prepaid -- 5 cts. a rate. J.O. Fraser, P.M.G. General Post Office. St. John's', Nov. 16.


On November 28, at St. Peter's Church, by Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. George Henry CHIPPET to Miss Isabella STUCKLESs


On the 20th inst., at St. James' Church, Change Islands by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, Walter PORTER to Susan Mari CHAFFEy


On the same day at the same Church, by the same, Simon SNOW to Elija GILLINGHAM


On Nov 14th, by the Rev. A.C. SKINNER, Israel WHEATON, of Bassitts Harbor, to Caroline ABBOTT of Doting Cove


Dec. 7, 1889

Sunday Traffic (Part 1)

Sunday Traffic By The Coastal Steamer. On more than one occasion we have written in denunciation of the Sunday traffic that has been carried on in this and the other ports of this Bay in consequence of the coastal steamer arriving on that sacred day and discharging freight. But the frequency of her visits on that day the past season, calls for still further comment with the hope that ere long this very objectionable practice will be discontinued. To some persons it may seem a matter of indifference whether the Sunday is so regarded or not, but to the vast majority of our people it is of considerable moment, and even many who are unscrupulous on religious concerns, denounce such regardlessness of the day as unworthy of the favor of any company or government that would tolerate it. The utter desecration of that Sacred Day is not likely to prove a profitable speculation, to any one who may feel disposed to negate in it, but on the contrary we have it on the highest authority that it is calculated ultimately to lead to ruin, and when the example of profaning its sanctity is set by the chief rulers of a land, it cannot be expected that prosperity will abound.

Sunday Traffic (Part 2)

For a coastal steamer, subsidized by the people's money, to come into these ports on Sunday, just as the different religious bodies are at worship or about to engage therein, and commence discharging freight, is an outrage on the community and should not be tolerated. There could be no objection to the steamer coming into port, provided she were to ""lay up"" and not discharge freight, which causes such an uproar and confusion while it is going on; and for the principal ports in our Bay she generally has a good deal of freight, all through the season. There has been a great deal of dissatisfaction in this matter in the harbors where the ""Conscript"" has been calling on Sundays in all of which, the almost unanimous feeling is, that the grievance should no longer be countenanced. If it happened once in a while, or late in the season, when there was danger of being detained by ice, there might be some little palliation, but to have the steamer coming regularly as has been the case, with very few exceptions all this year, is really too bad, and it is to be hoped that in the future some change will be made to remedy this unpleasant condition of affairs in connection with our coastal steamship arrangements

Election Results (Part 1)

Votes received by the various Candidates. The following are the names of the candidates for all the electoral districts, with the exception of St. George's Bay, which was not contested. Mr. CARTY being returned as a Thorburnite, without opposition. The first named having the largest number of votes, are the successful ones: -- St. John's West: MORRIS, Whitewayite, 1556. DAY, Whitewayite, 1326. GEARING, Whitewayite, 1054. SCOTT, Thorburnite, 957. CALLAHAN, Thorburnite, 741. SHEA, Independent, 137. BRIEN, Independent, 117. St. John's East: MURPHY, Whitewayite, 1747. DEARIN, Whitewayite, 1716. HALLERIN, Whitewayite, 1469. O'MARA, Thorburnite, 854. FURLONG, Thorburnite, 819. St. JOHN, Thorburnite, 609. PARSONS, Independent, 233. Harbor Main: MORRIS, Whitewayite, 1448. WOODFORD, Whitewayite, 1360. FENELON, Thorburnite, 180. Port de Grave: CLIFT, Whitewayite, 638. HORWOOD, Thorburnite, 564. Harbor Grace: WHITLEY, Whitewayite, 1367. Eli DAWE, Whitewayite, 1342. M…AN, Thorburnite, 1259. Charles DAWE, Thorburnite, 685. WINTER, Thorburnite, 604. Carbonear, DUFF, Whitewayite, 436. PENNY, Thorburnite, 284. MOORE, Independent, 67. Bay-de-Verde: WHITE, Whitewayite, 820. WOODS, Whitewayite, 773. MARCH, Thorburnite, 476. CROCKER, Thorburnite, 399

Election Results (Part 2)

Ferryland: SHEA, Thorburnite, 727. GREEN, Thorburnite, 491. FURLONG, Whitewayite, 425. CONDON, Independent, 363. Burin: ROTHWELL, Whitewayite, 684. TAIT, Whitewayite, 678. LeMESSIEUR, Thorburnite, ?. McNE…Y, Thorburnite, 552. Bonavista: MORISON, Thorburnite, 1429. BLANDFORD, 1382. MOR.E, Thorburnite, 1333. JOHNSON, Whitewayite, 1283. VINCENT, Thorburnite, 1228. DAVIS, Whitewayite, 1144. Placentia: EMERSON, Whitewayite, 1077. O'DWYER, Whitewayite, 1018. McGRATH, Whitewayite, 994. DONNELY, Thorburnite, 897. SITEMAN, Thorburnite, 555. TOBIN, Thorburnite, 515. Fortune Bay: STUDDY, Whitewayite, 693. FRASER, Thorburnite, 261. Trinity: Sir William WHITEWAY, Whitewayite, 2094. BOND, Whitewayite, 1908. WEBBER, Whitewayite, 1760. GRIEVE, Thorburnite, 789. WATSON, Thorburnite, 732. GOODRIDGE, Thorburnite, 720. Notre Dame Bay: BURGESS, Whitewayite, 1174. THOMPSON, Whitewayite, 1140. PEYTON, Whitewayite, 1088. McKAY, Thorburnite, 732. GOODRIDGE, Thorburnite, 720. St. Barbe: FEARN, Whitewayite, 616. BRADSHAW, Thorburnite, 122. Burgeo And LaPoile: MURRY, Whitewayite, 658. MOTT, Thorburnite, 164.

Ship Departure

The steamer ""Conscript"", left St. John's yesterday afternoon and may be expected here to-morrow evening or Monday morning.

Little Bay

We understand that smelting is going on at full speed at Little Bay. Also, that the Methodist School near the Loading wharf used also for Divine Service, is being enlarged.


The editor of the Kaobnoster (Mo.) ""Gem"" was married last Tuesday, and in the most laconic fashion, that paper thus offers congratulations: ""The Gem congratulates its editor and sympathizes with his bride." -- Kansas City Star.

Ship Arrival

The coastal steamer ""Conscript,"" Capt. WALSH, arrived here about eight o'clock on Saturday evening last en route for St. John's. Her trip extended to Griquet, and for this season of the year, the weather experienced so far North was not very severe. The Conscript was gone nearly a week from here, but her detention was caused by having to take freight at Little Bay and other ports of call. She had nearly a full cargo, consisting of 1,000 cases of copper, 800 barrels of herring, and 200 other packages. In addition to this there was a large number of passengers. The night was very thick and the Conscript did not leave until towards morning. Appended is the list of passengers for St. John's on leaving here: Tilt Cove - Messrs. A. ADAMS, J. BUCKINGHAM, John ANEAR, Thomas WELLS, C. WILLIAMS, James LOB, John WELLS and wife; Nipper's Harbor - Miss BUTT. Little Bay - Messrs. B. BOYLES, P. BURKE, O.B. REDDIN, James WALSH. Little Bay Island - Mr. STEWART, and Mr. Henry KNIGHT. Exploits - Capt. James WINSOR, J.H. NEILSON, BUTTERFIELD and NEILLSON (fish hatcher). Mortons Harbor - Miss Anna OSMOND. Twillingate - Mrs. DUDER, Messrs. R. NEWMAN, Thomas PEYTON, J.P. THOMPSON, S. DUDER, Score and Thomas RYAN, 30 in steerage. From Little Bay to Fogo - Miss DWYER and Miss LEWIS. Tilt Cove to Trinity - Mrs. and Miss DOHERTY. For Twillingate - Miss BLACKMORE and Messrs. BERTEAU (2).

"By Telegraph"

(Special to the Sun) St. John's, Dec 6th. The English mail arrived this morning."Conscript"" leaves this afternoon. The ""Portland"" arrived on Monday and sails the first fair wind; also ""Jewel,"" ""Mullard,"" ""Lady Glover,"" and other craft belonging to the Bay. Dr. HATHERN of Halifax lectured in the Methodist College Hall Wednesday evening before a large audience, subject, ""Havelock and relief of Lucknow." Crowds of men from distant places have been looking to Sir William WHITEWAY for labor but it is impossible to comply with their request as the old Government holds reins, and it is said will do so until the end of the year


On November 27 at Durrel's Arm, Julia, beloved daughter if Isaac and Melina Knighton BOURDEN aged 5 years


On November 30, Lesley Baird, beloved son of Thomas and Agnes YOUNG, aged 15 months."Tender Shepherd thou hast stilled, Now Thy little lamb's grief weeping, Oh, how peaceful, pale, and mild, In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping, And no sigh of anguish sore, Heaves that little bosom more.""


Dec. 14, 1889


Public Health Act, 1889. Sec 13. -- It shall be the duty of any householder, so soon as he shall become aware that any occupant of his house is suffering from any infections or contagious disease that may be detrimental to the public health, to give notice of such disease to the Chairman of the Board of Health or a Justice of the Peace, as the case may be, under a penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars. Sec. 14 -- Any person suffering from any contagious or infectious disorder who willfully exposes himself, without proper precaution against spreading the said disorder, in any street, public place, or public conveyance, and any person in charge of one so suffering who so exposes the sufferer, and any owner or driver of a public conveyance who does not immediately provide for the disinfection of his conveyance after it has, with the knowledge of such owners, or drivers, conveyed any such sufferer, and any person who, without previous disinfection, gives, lends, sells, conveys, transmits, or exposes any bedding, clothing, rags, or other things which have been exposed to infection from such disorders shall, on conviction, before a Justice of the Peace, be fined in a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, or in default thereof, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding Three Months. Providing that no proceedings shall be taken against persons transmitting, with proper precautions, such articles for the purpose of having them disinfected by order of the Board or a Medical Man. F. BBERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate. Twillingate, Dec 12.


The Union Bank Of Newfoundland. Notice is hereby given that a dividend of Six per cent on paid up capital stock of this institution has been declared for the half year, ending November 30th, 1889, payable at it's Banking House in this city, on and after Monday, 9th inst. Transfer Books close from the 3rd to the 8th, both days included. By order of the Board. James GOLDIE, Manager. Dec. 14.

Fogo Marriage

The stir and struggle of politics is over and we have our old member in still. He is looking well and happy after his political campaign. And now, Fogo seems almost dead, nothing scarcely moving, save poor folk carrying home a few burnt sticks to try and warm their thinly clad limbs. However, there was a little stir Monday, November 5th for early in the morning, guns heavy guns, disturbed the sleeping village. The object of the salute was for a time unknown, at length it was discovered that Mr. J. HODGE, in the quiet of the lonely sanctuary, for the congregation had departed, had passed from the state of solitude into matrimonial bliss. Miss MEEK, the bride, having arrived by the ""Conscript"" on the Sunday morning. The continuous firing expressed the good wishes of the inhabitants to the happy pair. Long may they live.

Fogo News

Dec. 4th a capital concert was held in the Fishermen's hall towards the debt on the Methodist parsonage. Though the night was exceedingly cold the large hall was full, and $25.85 were realized, out of which the hall expenses, $5, had to be deducted. It was hoped the society would have charged less for the building, it being for a charitable object. Mr. STONE, one of the performers at the concert and secretary of the society, considering it was too high a charge, gave a subscription to help pay for the building. It is thought the hall would be much oftener hired if the charge were reduced. It was a capital concert and the audience was delighted for the three hours. Among the performers were Dr. MALCOM, Mr. STONE, Messrs. J. SCOTT and F. SCOTT, Mr. STEPHENSON and Rev. A. SKINNER and Mr. J. HODGE. Mrs. ABRAHAM, Miss ROSS, Miss KIROY and Miss SCOTT. On Dec. 23rd. a Xmas Tree will be held in the Methodist school house. But for these and a few other diversions we should be asleep nearly all the time. It is feared there will be much poverty here this winter. The cases of diphtheria at Seldom-Come-by are fast dying out. Mr. T.C. DUDER has gone to St. John's for the winter and Mr. EARLE is at present in England. Mr. FITZGERALD is now quite well.


A few seals have been captured in nets within the past week or ten days

Ship News

Several craft returned from St. John's the early part of the week. The ""Mary Parker"" sailed for there this morning.


A meeting of the Patriotic Club will take place in the Hall next Friday evening at eight o'clock when all the members are requested to attend


Interesting Church of England Missionary Meetings have been held this week. On Tuesday evening one was held in St. Peter's Church and the following evening in St. Andrew's, report of which will be found in another part of this paper.


We are requested to announce that a meeting of the Dorcas Society will be held at the Court House on Wednesday evening next at 3 o'clock. This is the first meeting for the season and it is desired, that if possible, all the members will be present.


Companions of the R.S.C. Edward 7th, Chap. No. 3, will meet in the Hall this (Saturday) evening at 7.30 sharp, for the election of officers. Also, there will be some important business to transact which calls for the attention of all Companions. -- Advt.


It is said that the scene on the coastal wharf on Sunday night, while the Conscript was in port, was somewhat disgraceful. Some parties were under the influence of strong drink, but whether it was procured on board or ashore we cannot say. However, the authorities should be vigilant on such occasions

Burglary at the Army

On Sunday night week, between nine and ten o'clock, the house occupied by the Captain and Cadet of the Salvation Army, on Tickle Point, was burgularously entered by the back door, a cash box broken open, and some twenty-one or twenty-two dollars stolen therefrom. No clue to the miscreants has yet been discovered.


News was received here the early part of the week, of the death of Smith McKAY, Esq., who has been ill for some time past. For fourteen or fifteen years he represented this district and for the past two terms he occupied the position of Chairman of the Board of Works, giving general satisfaction. The intelligence of his death will be received with regret by his numerous friends far or near

The Law

We have received a communication from a ""Sufferer"" about the negligence of the authorities in not bringing to justice guilty parties who have been violating the law, but we consider it rather personal and pointed, for a place in our columns. The writer says the ""past twelve months there have been no less than six shops, offices or dwelling houses burgularized and no trace has yet been found of the perpetrators." This certainly is an unfortunate and unsatisfactory state of things, yet we do not know whether any blame can be attached to our police officers for not ferreting out the guilty parties. In reference to the last burgulary that has been perpetrated, however, it is only right to say that Constable BURT was suffering from an attack of illness at the time and has scarcely been able to perform duty since

Ship Arrival

The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" arrived Sunday night. She goes as far as Griquet and is expected here to-day. Appended is the list of passengers: -- Bay de Verts - Mrs. MURRAY, nine steerage. Trinity - Constable WALSH and wife, Messrs. PIPPY, HISCOCK, CROSS, McGRATH, DOOLING, BROWN. Catalina - Mr. E. SNELGROVE, King's Cove -- Miss H. CURTIS. Greenspond -- Capt. WINSOR, Miss WINSOR, Messrs HADDEN and MURRAY. Fogo -- Messrs. SCOTT and H. LIND. Twillingate -- Mrs. MOORES, Messrs. PEYTON, THOMPSON and Wm. BAIRD, jr. Exploits -- Messrs Thomas WINSOR and GUTHIER. Pilley's Island -- Messrs John ROBERTS and E. ROBERTS. Little Bay Island -- Messrs Joseph STRONG and James STRONG. Little Bay -- Messrs BURGESS, BENSON, O'REDDEN, BURKE, BOYLE, J. WALSH., R.D. WALSH, Mr. BUZZAN, Mr. and Mrs. CALHOON, Rev. Mr. GEDDES. Nippers Harbor -- Mr. Eli STARKS and wife. Tilt Cove -- Rev. Father S....AN, Messrs GILL, H. HAYWARD, A. ADAMS. St. Anthony -- Mr. J. PENNY, Mr. MOORES. Catalina to Twillingate -- Messrs. WHITE and J. DAVIS.

Lodge Elections

L.O.A. The following officers of Crosby Lodge, No. 30, were elected and duly installed on Wednesday, 4th inst., as follows: Bro. Charles MAYNE, WM. Bro. William ASHBOURNE, DM. Bro. Revd. R. FREEMAN, Chap. Bro. Thomas YOUNG, RS. Bro. John LUNNEN, FS. Bro. Josiah COLBOURNE, T. Bro. Thomas WARR, DC. Bro. George CARD, L. Bro. Benjamin BLACKMORE, IT. Bro. Charles NEWMAN, OT. Investigating Committee: Bros. Reuben BlACKMORE, George MURRAY, Walter PURCHASE, David WHELLOR, Noah WHELLOR. Sick Committee: Back Harbor -- Bros. George MURRAY and James PURCHASE. North Side -- Bros. Charles MAYNE and Charles NEWMAN. South Side -- Bros. Noah WHELLOR and Shem YATES. Farmers Arm -- Bros. Adam POND and Isaac POND. Durrels Arm -- Bros. Peter JENKINS and Edward INGS. Change Islands -- Bros. George PORTER, Sen., and John ELLIOTT. Auditing Committee: Bros. Thomas YOUNG and Arthur W. SCOTT. Trustees: Bros. Reuben BLACKMORE and W. B. HUGHES. Dr. 1889 Dec 1st To paid for Benefits and other expenses $349.15. To Balance in Treas Hands, 88.85. Total $438.00. Cr."By amt Brought Forward from Last Year $137.85."By recd Fees and Dues 3….15 Total $4…… ""Amount in Treas Hands $88.85."Amount in Union Bank 583.26."Amount out at Loan $920.00. Total $4592.47 Thomas YOUNG Rec. Secretary.

Missionary Services

All the missionary services held in Methodist Churches here yesterday were largely attended. Indeed, at no time has there been more interest evinced in this important department of Christian work than at the present. Throughout the day the churches were filled to their utmost capacity, and the collections taken at the various services bore ample testimony to the great liberality of the congregations. The sermons preached by Rev. Dr. LATHERN, of Halifax, were eloquent and effective. Not only is he an able speaker, but, in addition to this great and powerful characteristic, the Reverend gentleman possesses a venerable and commanding exterior, well calculated to favorably impress an audience. A meeting will be held in George Street Church, this evening, at which the Rev. Dr. LATHERN will again speak. The service tomorrow evening will be conducted in Cochrane Street Chruch. Evening Telegram, Dec 2.

Ship Grounding

""Ashore At Chain Rock." A vessel named the ""Hyacinth,"" belonging to Mr. J. MANUEL, of Exploits, and commanded by Capt. A. LILY, went ashore at Chain Rock, yesterday, whilst beating the Narrows. Another vessel was beating in at the time and the Hyacinth would have collided with her had she not gone ashore. Notwithstanding her being a new vessel, her bows were badly broken and the two pumps have to be kept continually working to keep her free. She is a substantially built vessel of eighty tons, and had on board at the time of the accident eight hundred quintals of fish and two hundred barrels of herring. The fish is damaged very little. She will go on dock after the cargo is discharged. -- Colonist, Dec. 2.


On Nov. 30th, at Friday's Bay, Julia daughter of Thomas and Ellen GOSS, aged 5 years.


Of diphtheria, on Dec. 6th, Paul, aged 6 years; On Dec. 8th, Bennett, aged 8 months; on Dec. 8th, James, aged 2 years; on Dec. 9th, Samuel, aged 8 years; on Dec 10th, Phillip, aged 4 years; on Dec 10th, Selina, aged 11 years, children of Philip and Georgina PIPPY.


At Philadelphia, USA, on November 24th for the effects of a surgical operation, Edgar S., of Sydney, CB, second son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth STIRLING of St. John's


The Bread now being offered for sale marked F only (in black) is not of our manufacture. Our Bread is all marked in full. BROWNING'S F. and M. in black. We ask parties purchasing our bread to see that each bag bears the full mark. Our Bakery has recently been refitted with all the latest improvements at very considerable expense, and we now offer Bread superior to any ever manufactured in this country. Ask for BROWNING'S BREAD and see that you get the right article. C. Browning & Son. Dec. 14, 1889"


Dec. 21, 1889

Merry Christmas (1)

Christmas-tide is again near, and on Wednesday next that auspicious festivity will be commemorated nearly all the world over. No greater event could have interested the world, than that which Christmas Day commemorates, and the joys which it confers can be shared in by the rich and poor alike. It is a time for general rejoicing, and well it might be; for in the truest sense of the term it can well be said that of all other anniversaries that the revolving seasons bring round, no other is so sacred or so diving in its origin as the one which this day is held in commemoration of, and no other can be pointed to as bringing such glad news to a lost and fallen world. But it is to be feared that in too many instances the character of the Festival partakes of too sensual and too frivolous a nature, while the real meaning or intention of the occasion is entirely overlooked or lost sight of. It is well to be merry and to engage in sportful recreations, that would be calculated to enliven the family circle or social gathering, but with many, the anniversary is spent vastly different, and altogether regardless of the claims which this time-honored festivity has upon them, to celebrate it in a more honorable way

Merry Christmas (2)

But while joy and gladness will be found reigning in many homes during this Christmas, there will likewise be sorrow in many others, at the remembrance that family ties have been severed, and that some whose countenances last year this time may have been radiant with bright smiles, but whose sweet, loving voices are now to be no more heard on earth, and whose vacant seat around the family board creates a loneliness in the heart which it is impossible for earthly surroundings however charming, to satisfy. Poverty abounds in many homes throughout our land and where such is to be found, it diminishes the peculiar charm which this great Advent commemorates. Let the poor around us be remembered by all who have it in their power to help, and may many a heart be made glad by the bestowment of necessary temporal blessings, so that suffering homes may be gladdened, and sorrow in some degree assuaged. Amid the usual interchange of the season's greetings, we wish the many readers of the Sun a very Happy Christmas.

False Accusations

It appears that parties at Herring Neck have charged the Incumbent of the parish, Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, with writing and sending an article to the Sun signed ""A.H.N. Planter,"" and consequently a very malicious spirit, we learn, is entertained against him because of his supposed guilt in the matter. But we would dissuade such parties to the contrary and in justice to the Rev. Gentleman, would intimate for their benefit that the article in question did not emanate from his pen, and therefore no uncharitableness on this score need be manifested towards him. During our election campaign Mr. CHAMBERLAIN was a political opponent, having promised his support to the Government party some time before the election. At the same time, we are not aware that he attempted to exercise much influence for either side. We make this explanation, which we intended giving last week, because of the false impressions that some in the neighbourhood labor under, regarding this gentleman's political attitude during the late elections

Folk Medicine

""Greenbay Charms"" It is astonishing to find the number of the full belief that is placed in these miraculous charms, some are as follows: -- The charm for toothache and spitting blood, is possessed by several persons up and down the shore. It is performed simply by repeating certain scriptural phrases. Many testify to its reality. Dogs can be made to cease barking by crossing the instep or taking off the slipper and turning it upside down. A certain masculine ailment is cured by passing through a tree. An aspen is generally selected; it is cloven and the sick person is passed through nine times. Then the cure is completed. The seventh son of a seventh son can infallibly be told, by placing a living garden worm in his hand as it will immediately die. These persons are supposed to heal all manner of maladies and infirmities. Many person from all parts of the Bay are visiting a Mr. PENDERGAST who proposes to be thus miraculously endowed. When the foot or leg go to sleep to cross the foot with the sign of the cross will immediately restore it. What is more marvelous still is that a certain cure to stop blood was to call upon Mr. Thomas KNIGHT even though he was in St. John's; this has often proved efficacious. A child that has never seen his father is also blessed with various healing arts. If the hand of the said child be put upon the sore, warts or diseased place, a speedy cure will follow. Many still believe in these charms and more that I will not mention, and many testify to the cures they have experienced. Further, spirits and ghosts have continually been seen. They are generally the forerunner of death or other evil events. Thus it is interesting to notice even in these days, the various beliefs and ideas entertained by enlightened people. A Bay Man.


Excellent Letter From Governor O'BRIEN to Mr. J. STUDDY. (Editor, ""Evening Telegram"") Sir, -- The enclosed letter from His Excellency the Governor, I would ask you to publish. It is pleasing indeed to the Society to find he takes so much interest in it. A meeting of the Society will be shortly called, when I feel sure the members will duly appreciate his thoughtfulness. I am sir, yours &c., John STUDDY. Government House, St. John's, Newfoundland, 23rd Nov. 1889. Dear Sir, -- Feeling a great interest in the development of the dormant resources of the Colony, and especially of its agriculture, I wrote to a Russian friend of mine asking him to try and procure me some good seed from that country, as it struck me that, with the similarity of climate and shortness of winter, grain from Russia would be better able to succeed in Newfoundland than seed from England or America. By the last mail I received a box containing specimens of the seed of Ladoga wheat, of barley, flax and hemp, which I beg to offer to the Agricultural Society. My only regret is that, owing to the restrictions of the Parcel Post, the quantity is so small. I hope, however, there is enough for a fair trial, the result of which will be anxiously watched by Yours Faithfully, T. O'BRIEN, Governor. J. STUDDY, Esq., President Agricultural Society. P.S. I find that, in 1887, Russia exported, from her European dominions, flax to the value of 53,037,000 roubles -- the second largest item on the list -- and hemp to the value of 19,413,000, 6.40 roubles being equal to £1 sterling. So let us hope there is a ""Sisal"" awaiting the farmer here. O. O'B.

Lobsters (Part 1)

""Fine Young Lobsters Hatched at Dildo." Mr. John JANSEN, the foreman of the Dildo fish hatchery, returned to town a few days since, after having closed up the hatchery for the winter. The day before leaving, he let lose three million young lobsters, which had been hatched outside the hatchery proper. This makes five millions altogether, as there were two millions let lose during August and September. The fish when let out, are not more than a quarter of an inch in length, but they are well able to take care of themselves. No doubt some succumb at first to larger and voracious fish, but the remainder escape, and grow into large ones. The young lobster when let loose, finds its way to some of the numerous shells along the bottom, which they enter. They first kill the small fish in one of these shells and take up their abode there. The young lobster throws off his own shell very often in its earlier years, and it is in one of the refuges from which a smaller fish has been evicted, that they remain till its shell grows again. A lobster, is a ""hard growing"" fish, and does not reach its full size till it is ten years old, though at eight years, it is ten inches long and fit to be canned. As the years go on, its old shell remains longer and longer, till when it has arrived at eight or nine years old it does not change its shell more than once in two years

Lobsters (Part 2)

Before the old shell leaves the lobster, a new one is formed inside and it is the action of the new shell which bursts the old shell and throws it off. The new shell is quite soft at first, but in a few days becomes as hard as the one discarded. It has been stated that the lobster is even more prolific than the cod, but the experience of the hatchery people does not bear this belief out. The female lobsters, from which they took the eggs for incubation, did not have more than from ten thousand to fifteen thousand eggs each. If, in a small percentage, those lobsters let loose, live to reach full growth, it will make the fish very plentiful in Trinity Bay. If the effort turns out to be successful, the other bays of the Island will also be stocked. That these young fish should not be disturbed more than is necessary during the growing period, the one way to ensure proper protection for the youthful crustacean is to appoint fish wardens in various parts along the coast of Trinity Bay, whose duty it will be to guard the fish as much as possible from being interfered with. For that matter, if our Fishery Commission ever hope to carry out the laws for the protection of our inshore fisheries, wardens should be appointed at intervals all round the coast of Newfoundland. -- Colonist


The ""Portland"" and ""Bonny"" left here on Monday last for the Cape Shore. The ""Conscript"" left St. John's at eleven to-day. She may be looked for here some time Monday. The English schooner ""May"", Capt. DINGLE, sailed for Lisbon on Thursday last with a cargo of fish for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co. She is the last foreign-going vessel that will be leaving our port this season


Salt water birds have been plentiful, at times this season, and a good many have been ""knocked down." Wild ducks, especially, have been numerous around our shores.

Temperance Meeting

A meeting of the ""North Star"" Division, Sons of Temperance, will be held on Thursday next, Dec. 26th., for election of officers and other matters, when all are requested to attend. By order of the W.P.


The weather was quite severe for a week or ten days and there was every appearance of navigation being closed early in these parts. The past day or two, however, it has been somewhat milder, and it is to be hoped that it may continue so for some time.


On St.Stephen's Day (Dec 26) there will be some Carol singing and Scenes from the Life of our Lord, with other views, by the aid of a fine Magic Lantern, at St. Peter's School. As this Entertainment is intended specially for children, it will commence at 5 p.m., and end at 7 p.m. Admission to children 5 cents. Adults 10.


The waters in parts of Friday's Bay, has been teeming with herring of late, and many have been captured with nets. It is a great pity that, while numbers of persons in the vicinity are in a semi-starving condition, this valuable sea product cannot be turned to profitable employment, and made a means of subsistence to the unfortunate families, who are suffering for lack of the commonest necessaries of life


GOOD PAY. We want men, women, girls and boys in every Town, Village and Hamlet in Canada, to take hold of a money making and perfect honorable employment. It will cost nothing to give it a trial. Send for illustrated circular. Address: W.H. ROBERTSON, Peterborough, Ont.

School Concert (Part 1)

""Concert At Little Bay." The Church of England School teacher at Little Bay, Miss BEASANT, got up a Concert recently under the title of ""Try Again Company"" which we understand was quite a success. Subjoined is the Programme: Opening Remarks by Chairman - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Song ""Try, Try, Try, Again"" - The Company. Recitation ""The Coming Woman"" - Miss Mary BLANDFORD. Duett ""Fairy Finger Waltz"" - Misses DIEM and WELLS. Recitation ""Two Inconsistent Husbands"" - Fred WELLS. Song ""The Blue Juniata"" - Miss ATKINS. Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Dialogue."Scene In Blackwoods School"" - Characters: Teacher - Doyle WELLS / Pupils - Fred HERBERT, Frank LIND, Mark ATKINS, James LIND, Ernest DIEM, Temple RICHARDS and Samuel BALL. Song ""The Kerry Dance"" - Miss HERBERT. Recitation ""Where Does Santa Claus Live?"" - Miss Mable LIND. Song ""Little Birdie In The Tree: - Miss Florence DIEM. Recitation ""May's Sick Doll"" - Miss Mabel PARSONS & Sydney Roberts. Song ""Jeanette and Jeannot"" - Miss BEASANT. Dialogue ""Boys Will Be Boys"" - Characters - Fred HERBERT (as) Uncle Simon/Doyle WELLS (as) Master Billy and Edith WELLS (as) Mrs. Smith

School Concert (Part 2)

Recitation ""The Dumb Wife"" - Mark ATKINS. Song ""The Bird's Song"" - Misses WELLS, DIEM and ATKINS. Recitation ""The Three Little Mushrooms"" - Misses DIEM, James & PARSONS. Dialogue ""Recess Speeches"" - Misses Susie ROLFE, Mary BLANDFORD, Florence DIEM, Mabel PARSONS & Alice DIEM, Frank LIND, George WELLS, Ernest DIEM, James LIND, Fred HERBERT. Recitation ""Daddy-Long-Legs"" - Bert THOMPSON. Song ""The Cuckoo"" - Miss ATKINS. Reading ""How The Turkeys Got Drunk"" - Miss Susie ROLFE. Instrumental Music - Fred HERBERT. Song ""Swinging 'neath The Old Apple Tree"" - Misses ATKINS, DIEM & WELLS. Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Dialogue ""The Two Beggar Women"" - Miss HERBERT (as) Granny McBride, Miss Mary BLANDFORD (as) A Visitor, Miss ATKINS (as) Endora, Miss BEASANT (as) Corona. Misses Bessie ROLFE, Edith WELLS, Ada DIEM, Mabel LIND, Florence DIEM and Susie ROLFE (as) Shepherdesses. Closing Remarks by Chairman. God Save The Queen. Great credit is due to the church of England School teacher for the energy and perseverance she displayed in training the children of the School to make the concert so successful.


On Sunday evening Dec. 15th, the wife of Mr. Richard NEWMAN of a son.


At St. John's, on the 5th inst., the wife of Mr. G. Browne LLOYD of a daughter.


(Omitted last Issue) On Dec 4th, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. Temple, R.D., Mr.George Purchase of Back Harbor to Ellen, widow of the late James Warr


At the Methodist Parsonage, Fogo, on Dec. 5th Mr. Tobias MANUEL to Miss Bessie DALTON of Gander Bay.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Dec 16 - ""Rosebud"", BEYNON, Fogo, 2,400 qtls. codfish - W.E. & Co. Dec. 18 - ""May"", DINGLE, Lisbon, 3,760 qtls codfish - W.W. & Co.

Lodge Service

Yesterday being St. John's Day, ""Twillingate"" Lodge, F.& A.M., attended a Divine service at 7.30 p.m. in the South Side Methodist church, when an excellent sermon was preached before the members by Rev. Bro. R.W. FREEMAN. A large congregation was present, and the service throughout unique. An extended account of this first ""turn out"" in our community of ""Twillingate"" Lodge of this ancient and honourable institution of Free and Accepted Masons, will be given next week

Surgical Operation

A remarkably successful surgical operation - one of those achievements of the service which astonish laymen - the removal of a tumor growing within the stomach, has recently been performed in Boston; a young lady of Harbor Grace being the patient. She was dying a slow death; her life being beyond the skill and power of the local surgeons to save, which, as last resort, she went to Boston for treatment. She returned home last week a picture of health, with bright eyes and a glowing rosy complexion. -- Evening Telegram.

New Churches

Extract From a Private Letter from Rev. W.T.D. DUNN. Were are very busy just now. Our hands full of Bazaar work and preparations. We are to open our new church at New Town on Sabbath next. It is a grand building and splendidly painted inside. Bro. HOOPER is coming to help me. On the following Sabbath, Wesleyville Church is to be opened. Bro. PARKINS is coming to help with that. We trust the Lord will fill them both with His glory. Look out for account in Greeting.

S. McKAY's Death (Part 1)

Death Of Smith McKAY, Esq. It is with feelings of much regret that we are called upon to record to day the death of Smith McKAY, Esq. Chairman of the Board of Works and one of the late members for the District of Twillingate………….the last two or three months Mr. McKAY ......... enjoyed though he had reached an advanced period of life. His robust constitution, however, seemed to give way suddenly; and after a severe illness of a few weeks, borne with true patience and Christian resignation, the end came last night. Mr. McKAY was a native of Pictou, Nova Scotia, but the greater part of his life was spent in Newfoundland. His name will be forever identified with the history of this colony, as the pioneer of our mining industry. To him belongs the high honour of being the discoverer of the first copper mine opened in this island, at Tilt Cove, about 1857. At that time he was in partnership with the late C.F. BENNETT, Esq. His superior sagacity and skill as a mineralogist, led him to entertain the firm conviction that this country possessed valuable mineral resources. To this belief he clung in spite of the scoffs and sneers of those who were indisposed to believe that, Newfoundland could yield anything valuable beyond the fish of its surrounding seas

S. McKAY's Death (Part 2)

Acting on his convictions, Mr. McKAY spent years in traversing the wilds of this island, and at length his energy and perseverance were rewarded by the discovery of one of the richest deposits of copper ore in the world, which is still being successfully worked. This was the beginning of a new industry which has given employment to multitudes of our people, and poured wealth into the colony. Like many other discoverers, however, Mr. McKAY, while enriching others, did not greatly benefit himself. For many years past he took an active part in politics, and held office under several administrations, with credit to himself and benefit to the country. He was one of the representatives of the mining region, and no man ever enjoyed greater popularity among his constituents. His kind and generous disposition, his geniality and open handedness made him everywhere a favorite. He discharged the duties of his office with ability and integrity, and is now sincerely regretted by a large circle of attached friends. To his bereaved family we tender our deepest sympathies in the great loss they have sustained -- Evening Mercury, Dec. 9

New Government

A Very Popular Selection. The ministry of Sir William V. WHITEWAY was sworn into office in Government House at half-past eleven o'clock this forenoon, by Chief Justice Sir F.B.T. CARTER, in the presence of His Excellency the Governor. Such a change, in view of the responsible duties to be discharged the coming four years, one involving the destinies of a colony of nearly a quarter of a million people, is of a momentous, even solemn character, and must carry with it the wishes of all good citizens for the advancement of the common weal. The following are the names of the Executive: -- Premier and Attorney General, Hon. Sir William V. WHITEWAY; Colonial Secretary, Hon. Robert BOND; Receiver General, Hon. R. O'DWYER; Surveyor General, Hon. H.J.B. WOODS; without portfolios, Hon. A. W. HARVEY, Hon. E.P. MORRIS -- Evening Telegram"

The Fishery

The Daily Colonist informs us that forty-one lobster factories have been in operation in Placentia Bay the past season, and that five more will be erected there the coming season


In the public telegraph dispatches of the 13th inst., which were not received at this station, it said ""Countless thousands of seals are reported in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and that some are near Quebec.""

Ship Arrival

The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" arrived on Wednesday afternoon, having left St. John's on the previous Saturday. The weather being thick and snowy, and slob ice being reported in the Bay, the steamer remained in port until yesterday morning when a change of wind cleared the coast and enabled her to proceed to more Northern ports. If possible, the Conscript is to go as far as Englee, as she has a quantity of provisions on board for destitute persons in parts of White Bay. Appended is the list of passengers: -- Old Perlican, Miss COMBES, Messrs. A. MARCH, J. O'NEILL. Trinity, Mr. & Mrs. A. JOHNSON, Mr. D.C. WEBBER. Catalina, Mr. & Mrs. COLBRIDGE, Dr. FORBES, Messrs. McCORMACK Sr., J. MIFFLIN, J. RYAN. Bonavista, Mrs. MULALY. King's Cove, Messrs. D.A. and R.J. RYAN. Greenspond, Miss Carrie WHITE, Mr. Darius BLANDFORD. Fogo, Miss DEADY. Twillingate, Messrs J. CURTIS, George BLANDFORD, R. NEWMAN, A.H. PAYTON, R. MILLER. Exploits, Mr. J. MANUEL. Fortune Hbr. Miss J. HAMILTON, Mr. R. QUIRK. Little Bay Islands, Mr. George STEWART. Little Bay, Mr. R. RYAN. Tilt Cove, Mr. WHEALEN. LaScie, Mr. DUGGAN. Englee, Rev. Mr. WHITEMORE.

Fogo News

Lost! Stolen! or strayed - a fine steamer called ""The Conscript"" left St. John's Saturday and no sign of her yet, Wednesday -- Xmas Day. So we are without our turkeys and geese

Fogo Death

Two men rowing in Joe Batt's Arm with a small quantity of fish a few weeks ago had their boat partly filled with water by the breaking of a lop. John SAMUEL was washed out and although soon obtained he was dead. he lived at Lions Den

Fogo News

No letters will be given out on Sunday at the Post Office here after this date. The Methodist had a Xmas Tree in their school house on Monday and Tuesday. It was tastefully decorated and well attended. The Methodists here are very few but like many persons and societies their debts are large and heavy, so the kind friends in the other churches came and helped them to realize, even amidst great poverty, $200. The Methodist are very thankful to all who assisted. Only a few seals have been taken here in nets. The harbor is full of slob and there is any amount outside. Mr. J. HODGE has gone to St. John's by schooner. Mr. EARLE is in St. John's from England having just missed the ""Conscript"". Miss SCOTT who has just resigned her school here, is expecting to go with her brother, Mr. John, to Scotland for the winter. Already a petition for relief has been forwarded to St. John's from Joe Batt's Arm where there are many families utterly destitute. The new Government will be able to test the scripture ""It is more blessed to give than to receive." The gunners have done well here this year with the birds. We wish the Editor a Happy Xmas.

Fogo Ice Boat

Mr. SIMMONS has built a capital ice-boat to give his friends some enjoyment in the holidays. He has a patented steering arrangement

The Railway

The Hall's Bay Line. -- Some of the surveyors on Hall's Bay line have discontinued work. Two thousand men are at work on the surveyed parts for a distance of seventeen miles. No rails are laid as yet, as 'twill be some time before the grading contractors meet. A certain distance is allotted out to the different ""gangs"" to grade, and when they meet and level accordingly, the rails will be laid. The men at work on the line are very comfortable and Mr. MAHER who has arrived in town, says the work is being done well. There are at present 2,700 men employed on the Hall's Bay line. This is a great boon for the people of the Northern districts who are poorly off. -- Colonist.


Dec 23, 1889


On St. Stephen's Day, the wife of Mr. J.N. PERCY of a son.


By Rev. W.T.D. DUNN :-- At Wesleyville, on November 6, Mr. Edward GOLDING of Freshwater Bay to Miss Elizabeth WINSOR of Wesleyville


At Seal Cove on November 14, Mr. R. GUDGER of Cat Harbor, to Miss Sarah BENSON of Musgrave Harbor


At the same place and on the same day, Mr. Matthew GIBBONS of Cat Harbor to Miss Elizabeth STOKES of Cape Freels


At Wesleyville on Nov. 29, Mr. Charles TILLER of Newtown to Miss Priscilla SAUNDERS of Alexander Bay


At Wesleyville on October 29 Mr. Joseph HOWELL of Pound Cove to Miss Abigail WINSOR of Wesleyville


At Newtown, on December 16, M. Frederick VINCENT of Newtown to Miss Martha CHALK of Deadman's Bay


At Wesleyville on December 19, Mr.James Kenneth WINSOR of Wesleyville to Miss Anastasia BUTT of Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay.


At Little Bay on the 5th inst., after a lingering illness, Emily Sarah beloved wife of Joel A. HUBLEY, and second daughter of the late Mr. Jabez TILLEY of St. John's


At St. John's on December 8th after a lingering illness, Smith McKay Esq. A native of Pictou, N.S., aged 71 years.


Contributed by George White (2002)
November 2, 1889 to December 23, 1889 Transcribed by Ron St. Croix (Jan 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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