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Twillingate Sun
September - October

7 Sept 1889

Ship Arrivals

The English schooner ""Lady Agnes"" Capt. PIPER, chartered by Messrs Owen and Earle, came from Fogo on Saturday last, having 1000 quintals shore fish. She will finish loading here. The coastal steamer ""Conscript"" arrived from the North last night en route for St. John's.

School Treat (Part 1)

""Sunday School Treat at New Bay"". New Bay, August 16. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- On Tuesday last we held our annual Sunday School treat. As the day opened it looked cloudy and threatened for rain, however, soon after twelve, the clouds dispersed and the sun shone out brilliantly, filling the hearts of lads and lasses with glee, who soon made it known by a display of bunting in many directions. At half past one quite a group of boys and girls had collected by the schoolroom and, when all was ready, started off to march as far as the Church and then back to the play-ground (a field kindly lent by Mr. William MOORS), to spend a most enjoyable evening. On reaching the field, an appropriate hymn was sung, and then was heard the ""hurrah"" for the fun, and the boys stuck their flags in every direction. The soft zephyrs then blowing kept them waving nicely, and with the crowded field of children and friends, made it quite an imposing scent

School Treat (Part 2)

While tea was being put in readiness, the children were kept running races, etc., for small prizes given by their kind-hearted friends, and as soon as tea was announced to be ready, the little ones came foreward to partake of their share of the good things first, and then the older ones, and if any one went away without a share it was their own fault, all were invited, and there was enough and to spare. After tea was cleared away, the children came in for a good share of sweets, pocket-knives, brooches, Jubilee Medals, silver coins, and lots of other things, that were distributed by various friends, and when all was gone and all had done their utmost to win something, then the older ones formed a ring and kept up their share of the fun, until the gathering shades of night warned all of the time of rest, and all formed a close circle around a few as they sung ""God Save the Queen"" and with three hearty cheers for all who had helped to make the day enjoyable, separated for home sweet home. We were glad to welcome our old friends from the employ of Messrs. A.J. Harvey & Co., who were with us last year and did so much towards amusing the children, and also the energetic manager and his excellent wife who did their utmost to make it a good time, and we believe they won the esteem of children and parents, and we assure them that they carry with them our best wishes wherever they go. Thanking you dear Mr. editor for space, I remain your truly. S.S.S.

Ship Arrivals

The schooners ""Flamingo"" and ""Bonny"" arrived from St. John's on Wednesday, bringing back full freights of provisions &c. for Messrs. W. Waterman, & Co. and J.B. Tobin, Esq.

The Fishery

The fishery nearly all along the coast between here and St. John's has been poor of late, and in many cases bait has been rather scarce. About the Funks, very good fishing was done last week. Large boats that were off there from parts of Bonavista Bay secured from thirty to forty quintals for the week.

Body Found - PARSONs

On Saturday night last, continuous flashes of lightning were experienced about Trinity and Bonavista Bays. On the following morning the body of a man named PARSONS, of Pinchards Islands, Bonavista Bay, drowned in the early part of the summer, was found floating on the surface of the water in the neighborhood of his home. His head and one of his arms were gone.

The Fishery

Arrivals from Labrador. During the week there have been several arrivals from Labrador and we are happy to be able to report that the schooners that have returned, have brought back good fares. Other craft from our neighborhood are reported as having done pretty well, and the outlook for the floating fishermen is more cheerful than we were led to believe from information received in early part of the summer. The following are among the arrivals: --- ""Mallard"", Wm. ROBERTS, 700; ""J.W.Roberts"", John ROBERTS 500; ""British Queen." Samuel FOX, 400; ""J.S.O.,"" Philip FREEMAN, 400; ""Hunter"", Levi YOUNG, 120; ""Loyalty"", Geo. GUS, 400; ""Peninsula,"" W,. WHITE, 250; ""Liberty,"" Joseph YOUNG, 250; ""Lady Glover,"" S. PARDY, 450.

Change Islands (Part 1)

(To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir,-- Why is it that no mention is ever made of this thriving place in the columns of your interesting paper? The arrival of vessels from the Labrador, reports of fish and even political letters, frequently appear from other places of perhaps less importance, while this little Island is scarcely ever heard from. Many of the people here are subscribers to your paper and no doubt would like to see some mention made of their existence. From time to time Mr. Editor, I will send you a few letters that may be interesting to your readers. It is not at all likely that anything will occur here of a very excitable nature, but in the line of real wholesome news, notices of temperance meetings, etc., this tooral looral district can display quite an assortment

Change Islands (Part 2)

As the season advances perhaps a few words touching the wickedness of our representatives might not be amiss, and before November we contemplate calling a meeting, and will pass resolutions containing advice to the Government, which, if followed, will prevent the country from going to the damnation bow-wows. This place being centrally located, so to speak, has quite a number of visitors during the summer season. A few days ago we had the honor of a visit from two Northern Nabobs - (yelipijout harbor aristocrats) who, while endeavoring to impart a crimson tint to this weird spot, walked over a clift, and all was chaos. They were taken home unconscious, but it is to be hoped have awakened ere this. On opening their eyes the first question they will probably ask is ""Captain has the tornado passed." A representative of a firm from here, who undertook to give the above gentlemen the ""freedom of the island"" was so overcome by the excessive heat, that he was seen groping his way homeward on his hands and knees in the pale moonlight singing in dulcet tones, ""Rise up William Riley and come along with me." Thanking you for you valuable space, I am the stereotyped.. Veritas. Change Islands. Aug. 31, 1889"


At Bonavista, on Thursday evening, 29th August, the wife of Mr. A. VINCENT of a son


14 Sept 1889

Politics Little Bay

From Little Bay. 900 Miners From Little Bay, Tilt Cove and Pilleys Island! Solid for Thompson, Peyton and Burgess, Whiteway Candidates !! Mercantile rule ""played out"" in the independent District of Twillingate !!! Local Representation our Motto in Future !!!! (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir--, Wherever one goes around the mines, the cry is ""Down with McKAY, GOODREIGE and KNIGHT, the political traitors who voted against the building of the Northern Railway to Halls Bay; and who now seek our suffrage under the pretext of railway extension which they denounced in 1885." Mr. E.R. BURGESS, a gentleman of great talent and a powerful debator, who has made this district his home for the past 13 years, has just been the recipient of a requisition signed by 500 miners at Little Bay and Tilt Cove, requesting that gentleman to offer himself as a candidate for the District of Twillingate, under the banner of Sir W.V. Whiteway in the coming political contest. That Mr. BURGESS after his long experience amongst us, is thoroughly acquainted with the wants of our people generally, there is no doubt; and we feel confident, that if elected, his ability and intelligence, will prove him to be the right man in the right place. It speaks volumes for the intelligence of the people of Green Bay in leading the van, and, that they are determined to abolish mercantile rule, which has proven to be so detrimental to the best interest of the district, by appointing local Representatives. A Native. Little Bay Mine. Sept. 5.

Circuit Court

The Supreme Court on Circuit will open here on Friday next, the 18th inst. according to proclamation. Geo. EMERSON, Esq., Barrister at Law, is taking passage by this ""Conscript' to join the Court at Little Bay.


A Letter From Mr. J.H. TAVERNER. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Please permit me through the medium of your paper to thank my friends at Little Bay and Notre Dame Bay in general, for the implicit confidence placed in me by them, in soliciting my services, as a representative of this District. Had not circumstances over which we have no control at present intervened, I should have endeavoured to utilize the best of my ability to serve them and my country; in looking well to the sources of its present and future welfare of the District. The want of true Patriotic Government has long been felt, and I sincerely hope, that the gentleman who will be returned for this District, as well as those for the general country, will abandon the petty Legislation that has been carried on for the past twenty-five years, in giving a few individuals presents as you would give children sweets. Trusting that elucidations have now dawned upon them, and that we shall now hear them vindicating the country's cause, in the preservation of the Seal and Codfisheries. The rapid enlightenment of the rising generation, compulsory education, the progressive fostering of Agriculture, and all other industries, calculated to improve the circumstances of the poor man looking for labour, and all other inhabitants of the country. Believing that efficient and patriotic men of the country can now be found and hoping that the constituents will display their superior sense in electing them. Pardon me for trespassing, Mr. Editor, yours truly, J.H. TAVERNER, Little Bay, Sept 5.

Ship Arrival

The ""Robert Morris"", Capt. JONES, which left for Sydney a month since, arrived on Tuesday with coals for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co. The vessel came here from Fogo, having been there to discharge part of her cargo

The Fishery

The latest Labrador reports received per ""Conscript"" are more encouraging than any previously received. Some improvement was said to have been made all along the coast. Herring had been scarce up to the time the steamer was there

Dogs at Large

A valuable cow and young bullock belonging to Mr. James REDDICK, Herring Neck, were killed by dogs the early part of last week. It is strange that these voracious animals should be allowed at large destroying such valuable livestock

The Fishery

During the past week or ten days, a good many craft have been passing South, returning from Labrador. Some appeared to have been well fished; others seemed rather light. On the whole it is said that many of the Southern craft have done poorly.

Horse Lottery

A fine black horse is to be disposed of by lottery about the first of October. The price of the tickets will be One Dollar each, the total number of which is sixty. Tickets will be sold by Mr. FINDLATER. This will be a rare opportunity for some person to procure a valuable horse very cheap.

The Fishery

The Labrador Fleet are returning home, most of them we are glad to say having done very well. In another week or ten days nearly all will have arrived. The following are among the arrivals this week:-- ""Jewel"", James HODDER 550; ""Five Brothers,"" Robert YOUNG 500: ""Blooming Queen,"" John PRIDE 400; ""Phoenix"" Samuel YOUNG 120; ""J.M. Lacey"", James PHILLIPS 280; ""Six Brothers,"" James YOUNG 200; ""Somerset,"" Matthew ELLIOTT 220; ""Garnet,"" Charles YOUNG 100; ""Manitoba"" Philip YOUNG 200; ""Lucry"" James ANSTEY 220; ""Annie Roberts,"" Isaac POND 650; ""Mary"", Jonas CLARK 700; ""Maggie"" J. STUCKLESS, 100.


On Sept. 5th at the Methodist Parsonage, Little Bay, by Rev. E. MANNING, Mr. William H. RICHARDS to Miss Louisa SPENCER, both of Little Bay.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. Sept 10 --""Robert Morris"", JONES, Sydney via Fogo, 160 tons coal, W. Waterman & Co. Cleared, Sept 9 -- ""Lady Agnes,"" PIPER, Lisbon, 2400 quintals shore fish - Owen & Earle. Port of Little Bay. Entered. May 10 - ""Candor,"" SWIM, Halifax, NS, general cargo - Packing Company. June 3 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower"", GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. June 15 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower"", GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. June 29 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower, GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. July 8 -- ""Betty Sebbins"", GREENOCK, general cargo - Mining Company. July 27 -- s.s."Joani"", RUSSEL, New Jersy, coke - Mining Company. July 27-- s.s."Smeaton Tower"", GODFREY, Montreal, provisions - Mining Company. Aug 9 -- ""Faith"", George, Sydney, coal - Mining Company. Aug 12 -- s.s ""Smeaton Tower"", GODFREE Cow Bay, coal and coke - Mining Company. Aug 15 -- ""Finlaggan"", SMITH, Newport, general cargo - Mining Company. Cleared. May 14 -- ""Candor"", SWIM, Picton, ballast. June 6 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower,"" GODFREE, Cow Bay, ballast. June 19 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower,"" GODFREE, Cow Bay, ballast. June 22 -- s.s."Vanguard"", Pike, Newcastle, copper ingots. June 22 -- s.s."Falcon"", PIKE, New York, iron pyrites. July 3 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower"", GODFREE, Cow Bay, water ballast. July 13 -- ""Betty"", STIBBENS, Tilt Cove, ballast. Aug 1 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower,"" Godfree, Cow Bay, ballast. Aug 3 -- s.s."Ioan..", RUSSELL, Pernambuco, water ballast. Aug 6 -- ""Candor,"" SWIM, Portland, Mo. cargo, canned lobsters. Aug 15 -- s.s."Smeaton Tower"", Godfree, Cow Bay, ballast. Aug 20 -- ""Faith"", GEORGE, Sydney, ballast.

For Sale

A Few Good Spars from 60 to 69 feet long. Prices reasonable. Josiah MANUEL, Exploits. Sept 14.


21 Sept 1889


""Severe Loss By Fire in Harbor Grace"". The community was thrown into consternation this morning by the announcement that the beautiful cathedral of Harbor Grace was destroyed by fire last night and entirely reduced to ruins. The subject was upon every lip; for many had seen the Sacred Edifice and those who had not were made familiar with it from its pictures; and mentally had made it one of the interesting sights of some future excursion. However, the intelligence that the great fabric was consumed and as one report put it, that portions of its massive walls were dismantled and its crowning glory - its domed roof - had fallen, produced strong regret as well as sympathy for the sister diocese. This was deepened when it became known that there was no insurance upon the building. Beside the value of the construction, the slow and laborious work of many years of time, the many works of art the Holy place contained were costly; to what extent these were damaged, or whether any were saved, future details will apprise us. The blow is a heavy one indeed to bear up against, and will elicit for Bishop MacDONALD sincere sympathy and a warm spirit of co-operation, to assist him over the prostration. Let us hope that the damage to the masonry is not so great as is reported, for rumor often exaggerates the real state of affairs, and that a mechanical examination of the building will reveal a more favorable condition, and make its restoration an expense of less magnitude than appears at first sight. The following message on the subject was received this morning by John CORMACK, Esq., from Mr. A.T. DRYSDALE, agent of the Queen Insurance Company in Harbor Grace: -- ""Cathedral totally destroyed by fire this morning at half-past three. The fire originated in the vestry and had made much progress before being discovered." Evening Telegram, Sept.2


A fatal drowning accident on Wednesday evening occurred at St. John's', outside the Narrows. About 5 o'clock it seems, a boat containing three men, put off from Messrs. Job Bros. wharf for Blackhead. When about half way to their destination one of the men, somehow or other fell overboard, and one of his comrades, in reaching over the side of the boat in a vain endeavour to rescue him, lost his balance and tumbled into the treacherous surf. It was blowing a gale at the time and both men were drowned. Their names were Jeremiah HEALEY and Michael MURPHY. The survivor is an old man named MURPHY. He reached Blackhead all right, where he told the sad tale of the loss of his two comrades. Both of the unfortunate men were married and leave families.

Visit by Governor

His Excellency Governor O'BRIEN has been lately on a visit to several of the outports. In H.M.S."Emerald"" he, we understand, called in at Catalina, Trinity and Hearts Content, arriving at the last named place in H.M.S. Emerald at 12.30 yesterday. Thence he went to see the fish hatchery at Dildo; he joined the train at Broad Cove this morning en route for St. John's. We trust that His Excellency much enjoyed his short cruise, and that he returns to the capital well pleased therewith. By the next Allan steamer the Governor and Lady leave for Halifax; they will be absent about three weeks. -- H.G. Standard, Sept 9.


The hay crop is nearly all harvested, and we are pleased to know that it is one of the best crops we have had for some years. We are sorry to state, however, that the potatos have lately shown unmistakable signs of blight, which is much to be deplored, especially as they looked so promising a short time since. -- Weekly Record.

The Weather

Simultaneous observations taken in all parts of the country show that nearly all great storms follow the same general direction, from the West to the East. The same is true of cold or hot waves. Therefore, to tell what the weather will be in advance, we have only to find out the conditions prevailing West of us. This is practically the course pursued by the signal service.

The Court

The S.S."Walrus"", with Judge and Suite arrived on Thursday evening. The Court opened on Friday morning at eleven o'clock"


We are requested to state that a meeting of the Patriotic Club will be held on Saturday evening at half past seven in the usual place

Cow killed

We understand a fine cow belonging to R.D. HODGE, Esq., whilst in the act of drinking from one of the wells, was caught by the horns in the woodwork, and before assistance could be obtained the animal was smothered.


A meeting of the L.O. Association will be held on Wednesday evening, to which all members are requested to attend. Also a meeting of the ""North Star"" Division Sons of Temperance on Thursday evening for election of officers and other business

Steamer Arrival

The steamer ""Conscript"" with mails and passengers arrived here on Saturday evening last. There were several passengers for this, also a number for the different ports North. Sheriff BEMISTER, Mr. BROWNING, Mr. G. EMERSON, Mr. BURGESS and Father FLYNN were among the passengers for Little Bay

Big Fish

""Large Salmon"" -- We learn from a late arrival that a large salmon was taken at Labrador during the fishing season. The fish weighed 64 lbs. and was one of the largest known to have been caught there. -- Harbor Grace Standard.


At Tuesday's meeting of the Church of England Synod, on motion of the senior priest of the diocese, a resolution of sympathy with the Lord Bishop of Harbor Grace and his flock, in the loss they have recently sustained in the destruction of the magnificent Cathedral of Harbor Grace, by fire, was carried by acclamation. -- Telegram. Sept 5.

Whale Found

While the schooner ""Phillips,"" Capt. J.C. HOPKINS, lately at Heart's Content from the Banks with 300 quintals fish, was on her passage in, she came across a young whale, 25 feet long, just expiring, having been severely handled with explosive balls, probably from some passing steamer. They lashed the big fish to the side of the ship, and cut away a goodly quantity of the fat which they brought in, and as well the head and tail piece. The fat filled three large puncheons and the bone along the upper jaw is about 9 inches long. Is this of any use? They also gaffed a seal and caught four sharks. -- H.G. Standard.

Dead Body Picked Up

Note from Rev. W.T.D. DUNN. (Editor ""Evening Telegram"") Dear Sir, -- Please publish the following news item: -- ""The body of the late Mr. Thomas PARSONS, teacher of the Methodist School at Wesleyville, was picked up by Mr. Japheth WINSOR, on Sunday Morning, the 1st instant. Mr. PARSONS was drowned on Thursday May 30th. while on his way from Wesleyville to Pools Island. His remains were interred in Methodist Cemetery on the day they were found, the services being conducted by the resident minister and Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN. LLD. Yours, etc., W.T.D. DUNN, Methodist Min. Wesleyville, Sept 4.


On September 2nd Clara Elizabeth, widow of the late Walter GAZE and third daughter of Katherine and the late Charles DUDER, aged 39 years


On September 9th William POWELL, aged 32 years, leaving a wife and three children.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. Sept. 10 -- ""B1"", BROWN, St. John's, Salt - W. Waterman. Sept 19 -- ""Willing"", CLARK, St. John's, Salt & Provisions, E.Duder.


Wm. CAMPBELL (Successor to the late Henry DUDER) BUTCHER 350 Water Street, St. John's (One door east of new Post Office) All orders from the Northward will receive prompt attention. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Sept 28, 1889

Cod Fishery (Part 1)

""Newfoundland Tomcods""! Disgusted With the Dildo Cod Hatchery.!! And Emigrates to the United States!!! To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir,-- The politico mercantile clique that now rules the public affairs of our ""island home"", not being content with having banished over 6000 of our hardy ""toilers of the sea"" from the home of their fathers, are now banishing the Tomcods as well. It is now plainly evident that the Rev. Moses HARVEY and his Scientific experiments at ""cod hatchery"" as well as ""hatching other things,"" will be the ruination of this unfortunate country yet; unless some practical means are speedily adopted to put an end to his mad career. Anyway here is what the New York ""Forest Stream"" of August 29th says: ""A statement has recently been going the rounds of the American press concerning the occurrence of young codfish off Plymouth Mass., where no young of that species have been seen for many years, the oldest fishermen having no recollection of seeing any there before

Cod Fishery (Part 2)

So great was the surprise, that the fishermen could scarce believe their own eyes, and dared not call them ""sure enough"" Cod, 'though the resemblance placed the matter almost beyond question. To do away with all doubt, however, a well known gentleman of Plymouth, sent a specimen of the fish to the U.S. Fish Commission at Woods Hall, where it was at once identified as a young codfish (Gadus Morrhua) and judged to be about one and one half to two years old. It measures 13 inches in length and is evidently the young of the ocean grey cod." Compare this fact with the theories of the Mercury Man when he assures us in his advocacy of cod hatching that ""the old theory regarding the extended migrations of the cod to distant regions and back is now thoroughly exploded. These fish are now known to be local in their habits, and to be confined to a limited area. The law which governs fish life is, that they return to the place of their birth for reproductive purposes." Yours etc., Fisherman. Little Bay Mines, Sep. 9.

Ship Arrival

The ""Conscript"" reached port on Sunday returning South. She brought several passengers here.

The Courts

The Court left on Monday for Fogo. The Bar present were Mr. HAYWARD, QC; Mr. EMERSON, and Mr. BROWNING, Mr. Sheriff BEMISTER, Mr. CARTY, (Clerk of the Court), and Mr. BURKE (the crier) were the officials attending.

108 Year Old

108 Year Old -- And a Pauper. -- John WALSH, an inmate of the North Dublin Workhouse, has just died in his 108th year. He worked as a laboring man till ten years age, when he fell in for 4,000. This he entrusted to a friend, who, becoming bankrupt, left poor WALSH for finish his days in the poorhouse

Ship Arrival

The schooner ""Discovery"", Eli STARKS, master returned to Nipper's harbor from Labrador, to Messrs Waterman & Co. on the 17th inst. with 500 quintals fish. It was the 10th of August before any fish was taken and in less than three weeks the craft was homeward bound with a full load. The ""Albert"", Wm. DWYER, also arrived at North West Arm with 140 quintals.

The Fishery

The fishery on the Cape Shore has not been an average one this season. At Shoe Cove, which was nearly always noted as a great place for fish, the average per man, up to the 16th inst. did not exceed twelve quintals, and unless there should be a good Fall's fishing, we fear that some will be destitute of food before many weeks elapse. There is very little land there adapted for cultivation, and when the fishery fails they have little else to fall back on. It is to be hoped that good fishing will yet be reported from Shoe Cove.


At the regular monthly meeting held on Sept 6th, of Notre Dame Lodge, No. 1907, A.F.A. Masons, Little Bay the following were elected Office Bearers for the ensuing year: Bro. J.R. STEWART, W.M. Bro. J.C., THOMPSON, S.W., Bro. W. ROLLINS, J.W., Bro. J. MUTLEY, S.D., Bro. W. JAMES, J.D., Bro. E. DUDER, J.G., Bro. W. LIND, Tyler, Bro. G. MILLER, Treasurer re-elected, Bro. R.S.J. McKAY, Secretary.


The Hotel Bernina, at Samaden, has for some time been lighted with electricity, power being supplied by a waterfall. As during the day the power is not required for lighting, and is therefore running to waste, the proprietor of the hotel has hit upon the idea of utilizing the current for cooking when it is not required for lighting, an experimental cooking apparatus has been constructed. This contains German silver resistance coils, which are brought to a red heat by the current, and it has been found possible to perform all the ordinary cooking operations in a range fitted with a series of such coils

Supreme Court (Part 1)

The Circuit Steam Ship ""Walrus"" arrived here from Little Bay on Thursday afternoon, and the court opened next morning, the Hon. Mr. Justice PINSENT presiding. There were several civil cases but all undefended or settled, except one of no special importance, tried without a jury. The Grand Jury was summoned for Saturday and then the Judge charged the Jury, referring at length to the satisfactory state of society here, the comparatively small number of Police cases, and the sobriety of the place. His Lordship then reviewed certain legislation to which he thought the attention of the public should be directed, and sent to them an Indictment touching charges of concealment of birth, arising in another part of the District. The Court adjourned to Monday, as the witnesses in the criminal case, expected by the Coastal steamer, had not yet arrived. On Monday the Court opened about 10 o'clock and shortly after, the Grand Jury came into Court and returned ""No Bill"" on the indictment and made the following PRESENTMENT: Court House, Twillingate, Sept, 21st, 1889 To the Honorable R.J. PINSENT, DCL Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on Circuit. This Presentment of the Grand Jury at Twillingate is respectfully addressed. May it Please your Lordship., -- The Grand Jury of Twillingate most respectfully extends to Your Lordship a sincere and Cordial welcome on this occasion as Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on circuit

Supreme Court (Part 2)

It is gratifying to us to be in a position to present to Your Lordship a clean sheet of criminal offences as far as the District is concerned, fully sustaining our old time character as orderly and law abiding citizens, the only indictment coming before us, being one from another District in the Colony. We have listened with much interest to your opening address to the Grand Jury, in which your Lordship's views and explanations on several Acts of the Legislature, lately passed, particularly those which bear directly on the coming General Election, are given and we have every reason to believe that the information and advise then tendered, will be fully appreciated, and practically carried out by our people. At your Lordship's suggestion we have visited the Gaol, and have much satisfaction in reporting that we found everything and every place in the best order, the cells and other rooms perfectly clean and healthy, evidently showing that the sanitary condition of the Gaol has received full attention; and we believe that the officer in charge of the Building, and all concerned, deserve great credit for the manner in which it is conducted. We sincerely trust that your Lordship may have the good fortune to be congratulated on a similar state of affairs in the settlements you have yet to visit officially. For self and fellow Grand Jurors. Samuel Woods BAIRD. Foreman


A Girl to go to Tilt Cove. For particulars apply to this office


Post Office Notice. On and after the 1st day of September the rates of Postage on Parcels, to and from all parts of Canada, except British Columbia will be 25 cents per lb., or fraction thereof, and to and from British Columbia, 30 cts per pound, or fraction thereof. J.O. FRASER, Post master General, General Post Office St. John's, Aug 7.


October 5, 1889


The compulsory closing of all the schools in St. John's in June last, prevented the final award of Sir William WHITEWAY's Scholarship at the School of Art. In consequence of this, the time for competition will be extended to the first of October next. Sir William offers one year's free instruction at the school to any young mechanic (apprentice) who can produce the best set of simple drawings as a test. -- Weekly Record, Sept 16.

Visit of Governor

Sir Ambrose and Lady SHEA arrived by the S.S."Peruvian"" both looking remarkably well. Their stay is limited to a fortnight, which will be a matter of regret in their numerous friends here. The change for the better since Sir Ambrose became Governor of the Bahamas is something marvelous. Stagnation and gloom have given place to activity and hopefulness. The sun of prosperity has shone out brilliantly, and all through the energy and sagacity of the distinguished Governor. -- Evening Mercury, Sept. 25.


(To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir,-- As I have heard on the best authority, that in several directions I am credited as being the Author of a Circular lately issued, presumably in the WHITEWAY Candidate's interest, I will thank you to allow me to emphatically disclaim the slightest connection with such decumbent. It would be well for people to exercise their brains a little, before they jump at conclusions, in regard to anonymous communications. Yours, W.J. SCOTT, Twillingate, Oct 4.

Notes From Wesleyville

For nearly a week, several extensive fires have been raging along the shore, and came dangerously near to the houses in some places, but the rain of the last few days has put them all out. No damage has been done, except to the forests. Several of our craft are home from the Labrador. Some of them have done well, the BARBOURS for instance, three of whom will have about 800 qtls each for the summer. Others have done but moderately. All the vessels heard from have fish, and on the whole, our people are likely to make an average voyage. The body of the late Mr. Thomas PARSONS, school master at Wesleyville, was found by Mr. Japheth WINSOR, floating near the place where he was drowned on May 30th. Mr. PARSONS was lost, while on his way in a boat, alone to Pool's Islands. It is thought that a sudden squall upset the boat, and being heavily ballasted, it sank immediately. A long search was made for the body, but no sign of it was seen until Sunday morning the 1st inst. Mr. WINSOR was on his way to Greenspond in a punt, when he found the body, and how he managed to get it aboard, without any help, is a matter of surprise, both to himself, and to the people generally. The remains were buried the same evening in the Methodist Cemetry, the services being conducted by the resident Minister, assisted by the Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, LLD. the Methodist folk intend holding a bazaar during the winter, to raise funds for painting the inside of their large church. Their fine church at New Town will be completed this month.

Danger to Ships

Important to Shipmasters. Discovery of a Dangerous Rock Off St. Mary's. Last year Capt. ENGLISH reported to the office of the Admiralty, that a shoal rock existed about 20 miles South of Cape St. Mary's, and urged upon the authorities the necessity of locating it. In accordance with his report, H.M.S."Lily"" made a search for the shoal, but failed to locate it. On the 15th of November, 1888 a despatch was sent from the Admiralty to the Colonial Office stating that the search was carried out in a most careful manner by Captain CAMPBELL of H.M.S. Lily, and that no trace of the reported shoal could be found, consequently they were removed from the chart and a Notice to mariners on the subject accordingly issued. Captain CAMPBELL's report was published in the Gazette of December 25th 1888. Notwithstanding this report Captain ENGLISH felt fully convinced that the shoals existed, and he was determined to have them on the chart. With this object in view he again communicated with the authorities and this year the s.s."Gulnare"" surveyed the locality and was successful in finding the dangerous rock as the following letter shows: ""Gulnare"", Aug. 26, 1889. Dear Captain ENGLISH -- You will be glad to know that we have found the rock which you reported, thanks to LAMB who put us on it within a few minutes of our arrival at his vessel. It has 5 1/2 fathoms water on it and lies 17 Deg. S., 52 Deg. E, (true) 22 1/2 miles from St. Mary's light-house. I am very truly yours, Wm. MAXWELL.


Standard Marble Works. 237 New Gower Street, St. John's, N.F. I invite the public to inspect my large and excellent stocks. Headstones, Monuments, Tombs, Mantelpieces, &c. Rates sufficiently reasonable to defy competition. I guarantee solid stock and best workmanship. Outport orders solicited. Designs cheerfully furnished by letter or otherwise. Designs can be seen at the Twillingate Sun Office. James McINTYRE.

Sir Ambrose Shea

We find the following complimentary reference to Sir Ambsose and Lady SHEA in one of the leading London society papers: ""Sir Ambrose and Lady SHEA have returned to London from the Bahamas for a brief holiday and are staying at 10 Portman Square. Sir Ambrose, during the time he has been in office at Nassau, has done much to increase the trade of the islands, and there has been no lady at Government House who has made herself of popular as Lady SHAE, who is so well known in London society that everybody will regret that she has come when the season is over." -- evening Mercury, Sept. 12.

Ship Arrival

The ""Robert Morris"", Capt. JONES, arrived on Tuesday evening from Nippers harbor, where she was partly loaded and is now at the wharf of W. Waterman & Co. taking in the remainder of her cargo.

Temperance Meeting

At a meeting of the Sons of Temperance held Thursday Evening, the following officers were elected: Chas WHITE, W.P. Elected. Reuben BLACKMORE, W.A. Elected. John LUNNEN, R.S. Elected. Edgar NEWMAN, A.R.S. Re-Elected. Geo. BARRETT, F.S. Elected. Isaac MOORS, Treas. Elected. Andew LUNNEN, Chap. Re-Elected. Geo. ROBERTS, Con. Elected. Steven BLACKMORE, A.C. Elected. Samuel PAYNE, I.S. Elected. William BAIRD jr, O.S. Elected. Andrew ROBERTS, Saml. PAYNE, Fredk. LINFIELD, Visiting Committee. Geo. ROBERTS, Chas. MAYNE, John LUNNEN, Finance Committee. Reuben BLACKMORE, Isaac MOORS, Geo. BARRETT, Investigating.

Ships Collide

While the Custom House boat was going on board a schooner in the harbor, to-day, she was run down by the steam tug ""Favorite." The boat was badly smashed and the six men on board her were thrown into the water. None were, however, hurt, and all rescued in a short time. The names of the men on board were: Messrs. John PRESTON Charles MORRISEY, Patrick REARDON, William COSH, John MANUEL, and Solomon BUTLER. No blame attaches anywhere, and beyond a ducking, the men are all right. It takes more than a cold bath to knock our a Customs Officer. -- Colonist, Sept, 23.

Ship Arrival

The mail steamer ""Conscript"", arrived on Monday from the South. She was delayed twenty two hours owing to an accident. Having left Gooseberry Islands she was on the way to Greenspond, when near Cottel's Islands she struck on a rock, and was, with difficulty taken off. We are glad to learn however that very little damage was done to the ship. The following is her list of passengers: Harbor Grace - Miss KING. Old Perlican - Mr. MARCH, A. WOODS, Esq., Capt. E. WHITE, Mr. GOODRIDGE, Mrs. MARCH. Salvage - Miss MURPHY. Trinity - Mr. W. LANG. Twillingate - Mr. S. ROBERTS, Mr. A. LINFIELD. Mortons Harbor - Miss. OSMOND. Exploits - Mr. LANG. Little Bay - Mr. A. JOSEPH, Misses HATCHER and CARTER, Nipper's Harbor - Mr. J.M. JACKMAN. Tilt Cove - Mr. R. BISHOP & son. From Twillingate to Exploits - Mr. J. MANUEL, Misses MANUEL (2), Miss MAYNE. Little Bay - Mrs. WELLS, Mrs. C. DUDER, Mrs. OSMOND. Conche - Miss CROTTy


""A Newfoundland Girl First"". the prize, a typewriter, offered by the Montreal Witness for the best story written by young people, open to the Dominion and Newfoundland, has been awarded. The Marquis of Lorne read the stories and made the decision. His letter is as follows:-- August 15, 1889. to the Editor Witness: Sir -- My opinion is that the story ""Adele"" by ""----"" shows most power of invention and expression among the stories sent by you and that ""The Boys of our School"" be placed second. I wish to say that it has been a pleasure to me to read these compositions which are most creditable to the writers. They have local color, a sign of originality, and they exhibit a manly tone of patriotism. The writers are proud of the early history of their provinces, and during their lives, will work to make the history of their united nation illustrious. I remain, sir, yours faithfully, Lorne. The story ""Adele"" is by Miss May Selby HOLDEN, of St. John's Newfoundland. The second, ""The boys of our School"" is by Mr. Norman L. COOK, Gay's River, Nova Scotia.


By Telegraph. Special to The Sun. Harbor Grace, Oct 3. WHITEWAY and party arrived here, quite unexpectedly, at half past nine last night, and drove up to Mr. DUFF's dwelling. The news soon spread throughout the town that Sir William and his lieutenant had arrived, and the inhabitants began to gather from all points in front of Mr. DUFF's. Guns were fired and bells rung to call the people together, and within an hour, Water Street was black with people. In front of Mr. DUFF's a carriage was drawn up from which the horse had been taken; when Sir William and his friends appeared at the door, cheer after cheer rent the midnight air, the enthusiasm was unbounded. The vast multitude now formed the line of procession headed by torches. Seated in a carriage, which was drawn by thirty young fishermen, were Sir William BOND, WEBBER and DUFF. The procession proceeded down Water Street as far as PENNY's where loud cheers were given for WHITEWAY and BOND, thence back through the same street to square in front of honorable John RORKE's. Here it came to a halt and Sir William, BOND and DUFF addressed the people. DUFF told the people he would come out as their representative if they desired him. Where upon he was loudly cheered. After DUFF had concluded, a rousing cheer was given for WEBBER. Town did not resume its usual quiet until early morn.


ST. HILDA'S COLLEGE. Duckworth Street, St. John's. Boarding School For the Higher Education of Girls. Resident and non - Resident. Lady Principal. - - Mrs. OLIVER. References permitted to Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, Rev. W. PILOT, Rev. A.C. WOOD, and Parents of Pupils. Inclusive terms from 45 - 50 per annum. prospectus on application to Mrs. OLIVER. At present residing at ""Gordon House"" Water Street. Michelmas Term will commence October 1st.


At Sydney C. B., on the 13th. Ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev, J. S. COFFIN, Sidney WOODS, of St. John's to Emma, second daughter of Stewart BURNS, Druggist of Sydney, C.B


October 12, 1889


We understand that the ""Conscript"" leaves St. John's' on Tuesday next for the Northern ports of call.


A public political meeting in the interest of the WHITEWAY candidates will be held in the Hall this Saturday evening to commence at half past seven


From government appointments lately published in the Royal Gazette, we notice that Messrs. J. TEMPLETON and John ELLIOTT, Crow head, have been appointed members of the Twillingate Road Board.


Mr. BURGESS, who has been called out as a candidate for our district by a requisition, largely and influentially signed by residents of the mining communities, came here last ""Conscript"" to join the other two local candidates.

Church Bazaar

It will be seen from an advertisement in another column, that the Church of England bazaar is to be held in the Hall about the 22nd inst. The object as it is known, is to finish the interior of St. Andrew's Church, which has been erected for some time. It is to be hoped that the public will liberally countenance the project, and that the ladies will be greatly encouraged in their laudable undertaking, by realizing an amount far beyond their expectations

Election Act

We do not know whether certain parties in the communities are fully acquainted with the Act for the prevention of illegal practices at elections, but certain it is that some are making themselves conspicuous, in endeavouring to influence, if not intimidate electors to vote for the THORBURN government, and they have gone as far as to try and make less educated people believe that they would know for whom they voted under the Ballot Act. A sharp eye should be kept on such unprincipled individuals

Accidental Death

A very sad accident occurred at Tilt Cove on the 2nd inst. The steamer ""Eagle"" arrived there with a cargo of coke, and while being unloaded, the Capt. of Mr. Jonathan BURT's schooner the ""Sunrise"", Edward FITZGERALD, who was assisting in the work, slipped off the skids, and fell down between the wharf and the steamer, and was instantly crushed to death, there being a little surf running at the time. Mr. KENNEDY was thirty-four years of age, and had been working in connection with the mines for two or three years, and proved to be a steady industrious workman. He belonged to Western Bay where he leaves a wife and four children to mourn his sudden and unexpected death. The corpse of deceased was conveyed to his late home by last ""Conscript"".[This is an exact reproduction of the text in the article. GW.]"

Political Meetings

On Wednesday evening a most enthusiastic public political meeting was held at Herring Neck. The school house was well filled by electors of that influential settlement. The meeting was addressed by the three Whiteway candidates, as well as by several other persons present. It was quite evident that the big majority of electors are heartily tired of the old government and are determined to give their support and influence to the candidates of the Whiteway party. The two following evenings successful meetings were also held at Morton's and Tizzard's harbor. The fishermen all round have made up their minds for a change, and are determined that in political matters they will no longer place themselves under the thumb of mercantile monopoly.


We would warn the electors of this district to beware of persons (wolves in sheeps clothing) who may be attempting secretly and quietly to work the denominational or Orange ticket, wherever it may suit themselves with a view of obtaining votes. This to our knowledge, has been attempted in some directions, and we would caution our people against being so ensnared by such unscrupulous and unprincipled men. It is time that this kind of thing were forever done away with, and any candidate descending to such mean and contemptible schemes, would be utterly unworthy of the confidence of the people. It is hoped that electors will not allow themselves to be so duped. The manner in which they so fooled the people the last elections should teach the electors valuable lessons. Beware, then!"


Fire Near Purcill's Harbor. Between six and seven o'clock on Saturday evening last, a store with all its contents, belonging to Mr. Thomas BURT of Burt's Cove (near Purcill's Harbor) was destroyed by fire. A considerable quantity of fishing gear, comprising trap, nets, lines, twines, &c., with various kinds of tools; also provisions became consumed in the flames and altogether, the loss is not less than six or eight hundred dollars, which is a great loss for Mr. BURT. The origin of the fire appears to be entirely unknown.

Letter to the Editor (Part 1)

Dear Mr. Editor, -- I often wonder the reason our people don't locate in our Hays for the purpose of cultivating land, etc. Our planters around Twillingate, and other places similar to it, can to go Hall's Bay, and prosecute the fishery, with the same success and much more convenient. By going to a place like Hall's Bay, people can get plenty of land and not only land, but they can get their firework for the trouble of cutting it. People can raise their own vegetables with little trouble, it is beautiful soil. I was informed by a man, formerly belonging to Canada, that the soil in Hall's Bay is as rich or richer than any in the place above mentioned. He told me had sown hay-seed and oats together this season and he had a good crop without any fertilizing substance to enrich the soil. I was also informed that it is very easy soil to cultivate. An old man told me he could cultivate one acre of land in a month himself. At that rate a man could make fair wages in the course of a few months, providing he could get the twelve dollars bounty, for every acre of land cleared, and we trust that a larger bounty will be given our people in the future

Letter to the Editor (Part 2)

There is everything to encourage people to go in the Bays to settle down. Some of our people around Twillingate and other places will be cruising in the Bay until Christmas, for the same material they could get on their own land in Halls Bay. I am sure if some of our people were to go there and be content, and be determined to make it their home, in a few years they would not want to leave it, and whoever goes there now will have the best of it. Now is the time to go before all the land it taken. Judging from the rapid stride which has been made, within two years by our much esteemed friend, Mr. George CLARK, and brothers and a few more in that locality, I should imagine that in the course of ten or fifteen years time, there will be as many people living in Hall's Bay as there are to day in Twillingate, perhaps some are anxious to know what progress Mr. G. CLARK has made since he went to Wolf Cove, Hall's Bay, or I think we may call it Clark's Cove, as there are quite a number of CLARK's residing there

Letter to the Editor (Part 3)

Now sir, let me tell you what progress Mr. G. CLARK has made there, as he is not a man that would sound his own trumpet, therefore we must speak of what we have seen, not what we have heard. Mr. G. CLARK has to day as fine a house, store and wharf as any man has in Twillingate, or anywhere else outside of the Mercantile establishment, not speaking about the vast quantity of land he has under cultivation. I think he and his brothers have about 30 acres of land each taken in, and about I should say five or six acres cultivated. I heard nothing in Hall's Bay about politics worth mentioning, as I did not introduce the subject myself, and I think the people have another fish to fry digging their potatos, etc., making some provision for the coming winter. But when I arrived at Little Bay mines to join the ""Conscript,"" I was informed that politics were all the go, or at least one young man told me so. He wished me to use my influence in favour of a certain candidate, but I gave him understanding that I had nothing to do with politics as I am going to be silent about the matter. Yours truly, Hall's Bay


At Tilt Cove, Sept, 20th, Victor Ward, darling child of William and Harriett CUNNINGHAM, aged 1 year and 10 months.


At Wolf Cove, Halls Bay, Oct 6th., after a short and painful illness, William Harvey, son of Nicholas and Mary Ann PETERS, aged 8 years and 11 months."Our darling boy from us is gone, A voice we loved so stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.""

Bazaar Notice

The Ladies of St.Andrew's Church, Twillingate, intend holding a Bazaar in the hall about the 22nd inst., 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. Jas. JENKINS, Miss LETHBRIDGE, Mrs. HITCHCOCK, Mrs. G. BLANDFORD, Mrs. Jas. SLADE. Oct. 12.


Oct 19, 1889

Drowning (Part 1)

A Boat Run Down. Two Men Drowned. It is our melancholy duty to have to record to-day another disaster to a coasting craft, by which two men of family lost their lives by a collision. The particulars are these: The ""Psyche"", a small craft of between fifteen and twenty tons, rigged like a Western boat and belonging to Bonavista Harbor, left Messrs. Baine, Johnson & CO's wharf at 5 o'clock last evening for home, laden with winter supplies. She was manned by five hands namely: the Captain, William CARROL, aged 58, a widower with four children; James POWELL, aged 38, having a wife and seven children; George RYAN, 42 married, with a wife and five children; Joseph CARROLL, son of the Captain, 28 years old, married, having one child, and James PARDY, aged 31 years, married. When outside the Narrows, they placed their light, a candle, within a glass lantern in the port rigging. It was then six o'clock. A light draught of wind only blew from the Sou'-sou'-west; and it was not till half-past eight that they reached off Blackhead, the Southern promontory of Pouch Cove. There James POWELL was at the helm; Joseph CARROLL was look-out; the Captain was seeing to the trim of the sails; George RYAN was below in the cuddy, which was amidships, and James PARDY was in the act of coming on deck

Drowning (Part 2)

Joseph CARROLL states that at this time he saw a steamer, which subsequently proved to be the ""Falcon"", Captain Richard PIKE, en route from Heart's Content to Sydney, and saw her, hull loom, as well as her two lights, for about ten minutes. They kept her port light open during that time, and when she approached, so closely that she threatened to run them down, one of them sung out to her, ""port your helm"". This the steamer did not do, nor did she alter her course anything, but kept coming head on. The survivors say that the alarm may not have been heard on board the steamer; but they also concur in saying that the lookout on the Falcon should certainly have seen their light. The night was rather dark; the sky was clouded; the wind died away at times and was so light at the moment of danger that it afforded the schooner no power to answer her helm and save her crew. The steamer's bow struck the Psyche on the port quarter at an angle, and so forcible, at an estimated speed of eight miles an hour, that she turned the little craft completely over

Drowning (Part 3)

The accident occurred so suddenly that the schooner seemed to sink at once beneath the feet of her crew. She went down stern foremost and then floated bottom up. George RYAN managed to seize hold of a part of the bulwark, but his body was submerged under the wreck; he kept his head over the surface, though at times it also went under with the plunging wreck, and his position was a perilous one, but a boat soon arrived from the Falcon and rescued him. Joseph CARROLL clung to the wreck in much the same manner as RYAN, till he was saved. PARDY sunk down, down, fathoms deep, after the craft heeled over; he is a good swimmer, and came to the surface again, when he swam along the side of the wreck, and got up on the bowsprit till he was taken off. Captain PIKE at once reversed the engines, and the survivors state that from the fatal moment, the Falcon was always in their sight; the boat which was immediately lowered from the steamer, took the three survivors on board, and Captain PIKE returned with them here last night. Of the other two poor fellows - the Master William CARROL and Joseph POWELL - the survivors state that they saw nothing from the time the steamer struck them. -- Evening Telegram, Sept, 27


New Asbestos Mine. A.O. HAYWARD, Esq., one of the proprietors of the new asbestos mine at Morton's Harbor, (says the Evening Mercury of the 10th inst.) paid a visit lately to that locality and brings highly favorable accounts regarding operations there, which are now going forward with increasing activity. The vein of asbestos is a large extent, and the quality is believed to be excellent. We have here another proof of the valuable mineral resources which this Island contains, and which shows the necessity of opening up the country by railways, without which no development of our land, mineral, timber and other resources can take place. The value of asbestos may be learned from the following paragraph -- Asbestos Mining In Canada. -- Great activity, says the Canadian Mining Review, is prevalent at the various asbestos mines. The demand continues strong, and satisfactory outputs are maintained. An offer of 100 dols per ton for No, 1 quality was recently refused, the market price for this quality having increased to 1.5 dols per ton, and even higher prices are obtained. Whilst the area from which this precious mineral is got is very limited, the demand continues to rapidly increase - so much so that orders cannot be executed. The Italian asbestos cannot compare with the Canadian product in quality or pure, and as a consequence, buyers are looking to this country entirely for their supplies. We are told that there is a great and growing demand for the mineral all over the continent -- even in Russia


The ""Lady Glover"" it appears, was hired at the public expense, to bring Government candidates North, at the same time a mail was sent to the principal places in this bay, but not more than three or four hours notice was given the public of St. John's. It was known here early on Saturday morning, the Glover was coming, the Government knew before that time and certainly the public of St. John's ought to have been given more time, but there was some dodge on the part of the government for not making it known before, that a mail was to be dispatched for the North

The Cow Story

The Cow Story False. A paragraph appeared in the columns of one of our local contemporaries, leading the public to believe that Mr. Thomas FRENCH of Morton's harbor has recently been the recipient of a milch cow from Mr. KNIGHT, one of the late representatives of this district. This has given rise to a strong feeling in many minds, and as we are in a position to know the facts of the case, we feel bound, both for the sake of Mr. FRENCH, and in justice to our political opponent, to say that the reports concerning the cow are altogether false, and that it was purchased at St. John's by the owner who can well afford to purchase others besides, independent of any assistance from the agricultural grant


Twillingate, Oct. 18th, 1889. To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Sir, -- A report is in circulation, in this place, that I am disposed to identify my interests with those of the THORBURN party. This report is absolutely false. On Tuesday last Mr. George HODDER, a leading gentleman of the ""Old Party"" approached me, in presence of Capt. STEWARTand Mr. Joseph JANES, and requested me to join GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT in Smith McKAY's stead. This I emphatically refused to do, at the same time intimating to Mr. HODDER that he and the candidates whom he represented, should feel ashamed of their action. I remain, Sir, Yours truly, E.R. BURGESs


Wanted to know the benefit our people derived from the reckless waste of powder on the afternoon of Tuesday last! While we have complaints of ""poor fishery"" from all sides, and the winter's cold coming on, would it not have been better policy if our rich merchants had spared this money for supplies to the needy and destitute? or, have the people of Twillingate suddenly grown so wealthy as to have no pauper roll? Whose money was thus extravagantly expended? Was it no part of the exorbitant profits made by the merchants on the seal pelts of last winter? Who ruins the working classes, and supplys inferior flour and clothing? Who fattens on the fisher's earnings and leaves him and his family to starve in winter? How many families would have suffered but for our Dorcas ladies, while their fathers, brothers and husbands earnings were taken by the merchant? Did these same merchants never refuse a bag of bread to the poor? Think how long you toiled, wet and cold on the ice or in your boats, for this money now wasted in smoke! Why was this display not made when Governor BLAKE visited Twillingate? Was it not that he might only see our Court House - our Merchants houses and stores? Where were the fishermen then with their poorly clad wives and families? Why was the Governor not taken to see the misery in which our people live? Be not fooled into voting against your real interests! Be not deceived by promises which, like your labor on Tuesday, will end in smoke! But be ready to vote in defiance of bribes, threats or promises, for the people's friends, BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. -- Com"


To The Friends of The Temperance Cause In Newfoundland. That whereas a General Election of Members for the House of Assembly will shortly take place. We the representatives of the Prohibition League (disclaiming all connection with party politics) believing that the liquor traffic is antagonist to the best interests of our country, religious, social and industrial, earnestly request that you PLEDGE the men to whom you promise your support, to promote progressive temperance legislation with a view to the prohibition and suppression of the sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors in our Island Home. We recommend immediate action on the following lines: 1st - to amend next session Temperance legislation of giving a majority vote to suppress the sale of intoxicating liquors within any and every District in the island. 2nd - to give, not later than the second Session, all voters for, or against the importation, manufacture and sale of all intoxicating drink within the Island. We rely on your sympathy and earnest effort to help us to deliver our beloved country from the heraldom of Strong Drink. On behalf of the Prohibition League. Your respectfully. James J. ROGERSON, President.


Nomination day will be Thursday, the 30th inst., and Polling day, Wednesday the 6th of November.

No News

The telegraph line has been disconnected two or three days this week and no public news has been received


A purse containing a small sum of money was picked up on Tuesday last. The owner can have the same by applying at the Sun Office

The Fishery

The fares brought to New Bay by the Labrador craft are as follows : - ""Sisters"", James PEARCE, 400 qtls; ""Amelia,"" Jacob MANUEL, 600; ""E. Moors,"" Adolphus YATES, 500; ""Agnes,"" William COX, 300.

Ship News

The ""Conscript"", we understand, left St. John's for Northern ports of call, yesterday morning, having been detained there in consequence of having to go on dock. Her trip this time, it is said extends as far as Tilt Cove.

Church Bazaar

Church of England Bazaar. The bazaar in connection with St. Andrew's Church will be held in the Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th, 30th and 31st inst. Many useful and serviceable articles will be offered for sale at reasonable prices, and we trust that the bazaar will be largely patronized by the public, and that the expectations of the committee in a financial point of view will be more than realized

School Entertainment

We learn that an entertainment was given in the School House, Herring Neck, on Tuesday evening. The building was crowded. Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN, Miss CHAMBERLAIN and Mr. F. COAKER, took the most prominent part in the evening's performance, and all together it was a decided success. It took immensely, and was appreciated to so large an extent that it is the intention of the worthy promoters of the entertainment to have it repeated on Tuesday next, the 22nd inst.

Boating Accident

On the 3rd inst., a Fortune Harbor boat was returning to the harbor from fishing, John S..ENEY, and two young brothers being on board. A squall of wind upset the boat which turned over four or five times. The younger brother was under the boat the last time it turned over, but his brother John succeeded with great difficulty in getting him on the bottom of the boat, and all three were saved. Great credit was due to John for the pluck and forethought exercised in the moment of danger, and thus rescuing his younger brother from a watery grave

New Flag Staff

A New Bay correspondent sends us the following item respecting a new flag staff lately erected there: ""On the first of September we put up a flag staff by the Methodist Church. Mrs. Martha MOORS, widow of the late Edmund MOORS, Esq., of this place, presented the flag, and then the men set to work and put up a good substantial staff, and the flag when at the top, can be seen nearly all parts of the harbor. It was hoisted the first of September when our good pastor, the Rev. Mr. NURSE, came on his first visit after conference.""

Captain Manuel

A Word From Capt. MANUEL. A short time ago we received a private communication from an esteemed friend at Little Bay, which also contained a paragraph having reference to Capt. MANUEL, of whose welfare, no doubt, many will be pleased to hear. Having been absent for a good part of the time since, the extract was overlooked, but we now append the allusion made to him by our correspondent: "" I have a few lines from our old friend Capt. MANUEL. He is running a first class trade from the West Indies to Baltimore, making two trips a month. He likes the trade, his health is much improved. His family are now settled at Baltimore so that he has the chance of meeting them once about each fortnight. They also appear satisfied with the change. The dear old Capt. is thoughtful of many of the North Shore, enquiring of their welfare. He does not quickly forget his friends who stood by him when he had the misfortune to damage the s.s."Plover"" near your shore. I have no doubt, a few words in the Sun, would be acceptable to many of his old friends who will be glad to hear he is hearty and well.""


141 - - Water Street - - 141 J.&T. MARTIN Manufacturers of Hand-Made Boots & Shoes, Wholesale & Retail. have always on hand a large stock of Mens, Womens and Childrens Boots - all prices and styles. Outport Orders solicited and promptly shipped.


At Montreal, on the 25th June, by the Rev. M. Stewart OXLEY, Jeffrey J. LASH, to Fanny L. eldest daughter of the late Edward RENOUF, all of St. John's.


On Oct. 10th, at Balmoral, by the Rev. W. GRAHAM, Mr. Walter CLOUSTON, to M.E.A. (Annie) M..S, of Montrose, Scotland. The bride was given away by her uncle, Alexander TAYLOR, Esq.


On Oct. 9th, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. F.R. DUFFIL, Alfred M., second son of J.E.P. PETERS, Esq., to Alice Emily, third daughter of Edward SMITH, Esq.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate: Entered: Oct 2 - ""Flying Foam"", NOEL, St. John's, Salt & Provisions - E.Duder. Oct 5 - ""Minnie,"" PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 5 - ""Minnie,"" PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 5 - ""Minnie,"" PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 10 - ""Edwin,"" - HUGHES, Labrador, 2000 quintals fish - Harvey & Co. Oct 18 - ""Avalon,"" MILBERRY, New York, Provisions - E.Duder. Cleared: Oct 7 - ""Robert Morris,"" JONES, Lisbon, Labrador and shore, fish - W. Waterman & Co. Oct 9 - ""George & Mary"", WHEELER, Lisbon, shore fish - J.B. Tobin. Oct 16 - ""Avalon,"" MILBERRY, Little Glace Bay, Ballast - C Oct 16 - ""Flying Foam,"" NOEL, Gibralter, Labrador, fish - E.Duder.


Oct. 26, 1889

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 1)

As would have noticed, last week's public despatches conveyed the rather tragic statement that Mrs. Dr. McRAE of Saint John, N.B. had come to her death by eating poisoned candy received through the mail. Monday's message contains the other statement the William MacDONALD, a well connected drug-clerk of the above city , had been arrested for sending the poisoned candy which had led to Mrs. McRAE's death. The other significant statement was made viz., that he was once in a lunatic asylum. That is all that is yet known respecting the unfortunate affair. What adds to it mournfulness here is the circumstances that the above lady was a Newfoundlander. The sad news (to quote from the Mercury) produced a fearful shock through the community, and awakened a profound feeling of sorrow in many households in St. John's. Dr. McRAE spent twelve years here as a minister of St. Andrew's Church, by whom he was highly esteemed and beloved, while he enjoyed the respect of the whole community. His wife was daughter of late Kenneth McLEA, Esq., merchant of St. John's - an amiable and accomplished lady. The painful circumstances under which her death has occurred, renders the blow peculiarly trying to her husband and friends. As the observant reader is aware, the above is not the first case of the kind that has lately occurred.

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 2)

Last fall, at Toronto, several fiendish attempts were made at candy-poisoning. Then, it seems, one night there arrived at the Galt Post Office, three separate packages, post marked ""Toronto"" with six six-cent postage stamps on each, addressed to Mrs. John CHERRY, Miss May LOWELL and Mrs. J. RIDLEY, the last lady the wife of the Rev. John RIDLEY of the English Church there. Mrs. CHERRY was the first to get her package from the Post Office and upon getting home opened it, and found that the pasteboard box, inside of the wrapper, contained six chocolate drops, which she gave to her three children to eat. Shortly afterwards all of them showed signs of sickness and before the doctor arrived, were in convulsions. The eldest child about six years of age got better but the youngest one, about two and a half years of age, never rallied and died. The other child was in a very critical condition for some time but subsequently recovered. The several doctors in attendance gave it as their opinion that the candies contained strychnine. The news of the shocking affair spread quickly, thus preventing Miss Lowell and Mrs. Ridley from partaking of any of the contents of their packages, which also contained chocolate candy, but of a somewhat different shape and size, and probably impregnated with the same deadly poison. The different boxes were evidently sent by the same party. The handwriting was poor and the same style on each, but the boxes were of different sizes and coarsely put up, having the appearance of being done up by some person not accustomed to that sort of work.

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 3)

Shortly afterwards all of them showed signs of sickness and before the doctor arrived, were in convulsions. The eldest child about six years of age got better but the youngest one, about two and a half years of age, never rallied and died. The other child was in a very critical condition for some time but subsequently recovered. The several doctors in attendance gave it as their opinion that the candies contained strychnine. The news of the shocking affair spread quickly, thus preventing Miss Lowell and Mrs. Ridley from partaking of any of the contents of their packages, which also contained chocolate candy, but of a somewhat different shape and size, and probably impregnated with the same deadly poison. The different boxes were evidently sent by the same party. The handwriting was poor and the same style on each, but the boxes were of different sizes and coarsely put up, having the appearance of being done up by some person not accustomed to that sort of work. They were certainly not sent out of any business firm to advertise their goods as there were no marks upon them to indicate who the senders were. The motive that led to the perpetration of such a fiendish act, and who the fiend was, remained a complete mystery. Nor was this all. Another package containing chocolate drops similar to those sent to GALE, was seized in the Toronto post office. it was addressed to A.S. McKAY Central house, Pictou, N.s

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 4)

The contents were a few pieces of colored candy, each wrapped in tissue paper, and one lump of rough confectionery labeled ""cocoanut rock." the Mr. McKAY to whom the box was addressed, is supposed to be A.S McKAY, who left Toronto a few months ago to fill a position in Pictou. Naturally a good deal of indignant excitement prevailed over the dastardly affair; and every effort was made to unearth the guilty party. They were certainly not sent out of any business firm to advertise their goods as there were no marks upon them to indicate who the senders were. The motive that led to the perpetration of such a fiendish act, and who the fiend was, remained a complete mystery. Nor was this all. Another package containing chocolate drops similar to those sent to GALE, was seized in the Toronto post office. it was addressed to A.S. McKAY Central house, Pictou, N.S. The contents were a few pieces of colored candy, each wrapped in tissue paper, and one lump of rough confectionery labeled ""cocoanut rock." the Mr. McKAY to whom the box was addressed, is supposed to be A.S McKAY, who left Toronto a few months ago to fill a position in Pictou. Naturally a good deal of indignant excitement prevailed over the dastardly affair; and every effort was made to unearth the guilty party. A girl named Hannah BOYD was arrested by the police, and confined in the gaol at Berlin, Ontario on suspicion of being implicated in the Galt poisoning case

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 5)

She, it seems, formerly lived in one of the families in which the chocolates were eaten with fatal results, and was found living in another town under an assumed name. A few days before the chocolates were sent she obtained leave of absence for the ....tended purpose of visiting a sick sister and is supposed to have visited Toronto. The girl was however, subsequently discharged; and no clue found to lead up to the detection of the perpetrator of the despicable affair. Now the above is fitted to teach one very important lesson. It is this, people cannot be too careful in handling packages similar to the above, sent them through the post. Fortunately, we in this country have not yet had much to complain of in the above respect; but nevertheless, now that acts such as the aforgoing having taken place just to the Westward of us, A girl named Hannah BOYD was arrested by the police, and confined in the gaol at Berlin, Ontario on suspicion of being implicated in the Galt poisoning case. She, it seems, formerly lived in one of the families in which the chocolates were eaten with fatal results, and was found living in another town under an assumed name.

Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 6)

A few days before the chocolates were sent she obtained leave of absence for the ....tended purpose of visiting a sick sister and is supposed to have visited Toronto. The girl was however, subsequently discharged; and no clue found to lead up to the detection of the perpetrator of the despicable affair. Now the above is fitted to teach one very important lesson. It is this, people cannot be too careful in handling packages similar to the above, sent them through the post. Fortunately, we in this country have not yet had much to complain of in the above respect; but nevertheless, now that acts such as the aforgoing having taken place just to the Westward of us, it is the part of wisdom to be careful - to err on the safe side - to be cautious as to what is done especially with anonymous parcels coming through the post - even though they should contain such an apparently harmless thing as candy. -- Harbor Grace Standard, Oct 6.


DOWN WITH GOODRIDGE, KNIGHT AND MCKAY. Unfurl the ""Whiteway Banner"". and Vote for Our Three Local Whiteway Candidates. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Allow me through the columns of your paper to draw the attention of the people of this district, and to see which way the wheel works. My opinion of the matter is Sir, that instead of stepping ahead we are still going back into darkness and what is to be done to stop it? Allow me to say that it is not by giving the government members, GOODRIDGE, KNIGHT and McKAY a seat in the House of Assembly. If THORBURN and GOODRIDGE get the reins of the government once more, the country will be ruined by starvation and will become bankrupt, &c. Sir, I believe they are the most ""genuine boasters"" and ""self interested"" individuals that ever I heard of. Then only way to raise the country is to unfurl the ""Whiteway Banner,"" and let its colours wave throughout this Newfoundland of ours. And if it be the case, it will be a grand day for the poor down-trodden fishermen which now uphold the country. Gentlemen of this district, stand firm to the above named banner, and vote for the men who will care for your interests, and do all they can to raise you out of the miserable state you are now in. In conclusion, I would advise all the electors of this district to vote for BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. Thanking you for space, I remain Sir, Yours etc., Liberty. Twillingate, Oct 22.

Masonic (Part 1)

On Monday the 21st inst., a most interesting ceremony took place at the Court House, Twillingate, (by permission of the authorities,) for the dedication and inauguration of a Local Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, and the Installation of its Officers for the ensuing twelve months. Past Masters J. McGOWEN and RANKIN having been deputed by the Grand Lodge, St. John's for that purpose. The resident brethern assembled about 10a.m. and were shortly afterwards joined by their visiting Brethren, McGOWEN, RANKIN, GOODRIDGE, (St. John's) and GERRIT (Brigus) when all arrangements having been satisfactorily completed, the Delegates, assisted by the Brethren in full regalia, most worthily performed the duty assigned them in dedicating the new Lodge, and designating it under the name of ""Twillingate Lodge"" No. ... of F. and A.M. under the jurisdiction of the Registry of England. The celebration gave the greatest satisfaction and pleasure to all concerned, and concluded at High Noon. It has frequently been remarked as surprising that such a populous and intelligent district as Twillingate is deservedly credited with being, should be without a lodge of this ancient and honarable paternity to remove this reproach from our resident brethren; and to enlarge and extend the working area of our Beloved Order, the necessary application was made for the establishment of a Lodge at Twillingate

Masonic (Part 2)

After some unavoidable delay, the above satisfactory result has been obtained, and our harbor can now boast of a Lodge of F. and A.M. under its own name, whose characteristic and fundamental principles of Benevolence, Charity and Brotherly Love, will be encouraged and disseminated to their fullest extent. The following Brethren were duly installed in their respective offices for the ensuing year: A. GRAY, W.M. A. LINFIELD, S.W. JW SCOTT, J.W. T.R. NURSE, S.D. A. FINDLATER, J.D. R. FREEMAN, Tr. S.W. BAIRD, Sec. J.P. THOMPSON, J.G. N. PATTEN, Tyler. The brethren of the new lodge through their Worshipful Master returned their sincere thanks to Brl. J. R. McGowan as representative of the D.P.G.M. to Bro. Rankin Past Master assisting in the Ceremony, and to our worthy and esteemed Brothers, Goodridge and Gerritt, as well for their attendance as for the substantial marks of their generosity bestowed by them in favor of the Lodge. The Visiting Brethren made happy and suitable replies, and the proceedings which will long be remembered as a Red-letter day in Twillingate, closed. A fine display of rockets took place at night. M.M.

School Picnic (Part 1)

""Sunday School Picnic at Musgrave Harbor"". Owing to so many of our people being away on the Offer Wadham Island to the fishery, our Pic-nic was not announced to be held until Sept. 19th., so as to give all an opportunity of being present. On this day, however, much excitement was caused by a forest fire, which had been raging for four of five days, and threatened to devastate the settlement, consequently, our pic-nic was postponed until Thursday. 26th ult. The day was a most delightful one. It seemed as if we had been specially favored by Providence. The preceding day was very stormy, and when we arose on the morning of the pic-nic, the cloudy sky seemed to indicate that ""weather"" was pending, but with the rising of the sun the clouds dispersed, and by 10 o'clock one would almost think that midsummer day had come back again

School Picnic (Part 2)

At noon the scholars of the Sabbath and day schools, with the officers and teachers, walked in procession from the schoolroom to Doting Cove and Ragged harbor, halting at several places and singing. The nucleus of a Band, i.e. two players, added very much to the liveliness of the scene. After the march, the procession gathered in Mr. John BRADLEY's field, (kindly lent for the occasion) where tea was prepared by the ladies. After partaking of the many good things provided, the evening was spent in games and general amusements; but the most pleasing feature of the evening was the racing of the children and adults for prizes - given by S. MUTCH, Esq., and others. Contributions were also given by R. HARVEY, Esq., and Dr. SKELTON. About 7 o'clock the sports concluded by singing hymn ""Lead me to Jesus,"" when the people filed into the Orange Hall, where an interesting entertainment was held, the programme of which was as follows:"

School Picnic (Part 3)

Hymn, - Prayer. Chairman's Address. Recitation, - ""My Dolly"", Ella WHELLOR. Recitation, - ""The Girls who are in Demand"", Norah WHITEWAY. Anniversary Hymn ,- Children. Recitation,- ""Happy Shall we be,"" Martha WHITEWAY. Recitation, - ""Only now and Then,"" Allan HAYWARD. Address, - Mr WHELLOR. Sont,- ""Here we Stand,"" Children. Recitation,- ""Which Shall it be,"" Dorcas GUY. Recitation,- ""Our Folks,"" Mr. FOLLETT. Recitation, - ""A Little Boy's Troubles,"" Josie WHITEWAY. Recitation, - ""Going to School,"" May BRADLEY. Round, - ""Come to School, Three Companies." Address,- Mr. Wm. WHITEWAY. Hymn, - Audience. Recitation,- ""Smoke,"" Margaret WHITEWAY. Recitation,-""The Child's Hymn,"" Moses BUTT."Sleighing Song,"" - Children. Recitation,- ""A Sad Tale"", ..... WHELLOR. Recitation,- ""Out in the Cold,"" Lydia HALLETT. Trio,- ""Say a Kind Word,"" Olivia WHELLOR, Theresa FLYNN and Rev. H. HOOPER. Recitation,- The Man in the Moon,"" John WHELLOR. Address, - Dr.SKELTON. Recitation,- ""Don't Run in Debt,"" Olivia WHELLOR, Address,- Mr. FOLLETT. Music, - Musgrave Hr Band. Address, - Mr. E. RUSSELL. Recitation,- ""Busy Bodies,"" Sam. HALLETT. Ten Good Wishes, Children. God Save the Queen. May thanks are due to the Rev. Mr. And Mrs. HOOPER for their untiring efforts in the whole proceeding

Ship Arrival

The steamer ""Conscript"" arrived here about six o'clock a.m. Sunday and remained in port two hours. She returned again en route for St. John's on Tuesday afternoon, having gone as far as Tilt Cove this trip. Among the passengers from this port bound South were, J. McGOWAN Esq., Mrs. WATERMAN, Miss LUSCOMBE, Mr. GERRITT and Mr. RANKIN.


The bazaar in connection with St. Andrews Church will be held in the Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th, 30th and 31st inst. Many useful and serviceable articles will be offered for sale at reasonable prices, and we trust that the bazaar will be largely patronized by the public, and that the expectations of the committee, in a financial point of view, will be more than realized. Doors will open each day at 2 p.m. Admission 5 cents.

Replacement Doctor

Dr. TAIT, who is now lifting high the WHITEWAY standard in Burin district, and, with his colleague, Mr. ROTHWELL, bearing it onward toward the ramparts of the enemy, has secured the services of Dr. HUBERT as an assistant in his practice. The latter gentleman studied in the Methodist College, under Mr. HOLLOWAY, where he stood well as a student. He afterwards entered McGill University, Montreal, and took a full four year course. In addition to the regular course, he spent extra time in the hospitals, where he had superior advantages for practical observation. Dr. HUBERT is a promising young Newfoundlander, and we wish him a large measure of success in the profession he has chosen. - Evening Telegram.

House Fires (Part 1)

""Yesterday's Fire." Two Houses Burnt, and Three Families Homeless. A fire broke out yesterday morning at half-past eight o'clock and destroyed two houses, one almost entirely and the other partially. It occurred in a street running east from Tank Lane, and was so sudden in its speed that the occupants of the three tenements barely had little time to save any of their furniture and bedding; in fact the inmates of the house where it originated lost almost everything representing the hard earnings of years. The outbreak occurred in the Western-most house of the two in the ground tenement occupied by Mrs. WHITTEN and her three children. Her husband was away employed in an outport; and having kindled the fire, she left her three young children in bed (the oldest only five years old), but awake, while she went to purchase milk. She was gone, as she states, not longer than fifteen minutes, but when she returned she beheld her apartments in flames. She rushed wildly through the fire and smoke into her sleeping room, but her children were not there. There were few or no men on the scene at the time, the male population of this district being nearly all employed at the fisheries

House Fires (Part 2)

Emerging from the burning domicile, the distressed mother ran, screeching from one to another of the women assembled there, imploring them to say what had become of her children. One was like Job's comforter and told her she thought that they were burnt in the fire, which was now hissing and crackling within like a furnace. Not for some time did she ascertain that her three children were safe; the eldest had raised an alarm and a neighboring woman rushed in and carried them to a place of safety. In a short time the fire companies were on the spot and prevented the fire from extending beyond the two first houses which it had attacked. The occupant of the second storey tenement is a widow, Mrs. CLANCE, with three young children; and the second house was tenanted by Mrs. MOIST, married, with eight children, whose husband is away. As these poor people were gathered this morning, about the remnants of their little belongings, saved from the blast, they bemoaned their hard fate; left homeless, as they were without a penny of insurance, and knowing not how they were to replace the furnishings of their homes. They deserve the exercise of benevolent hands. -- Telegram, Sept 30.

Captain BARTLETT (Part 1)

""The Late Capt. A. BARTLETT, Brigus." Your paper last week contained an announcement of the death of the above. Brigus has lost thereby one if its best men. His removal from our midst is a great loss to the community, and many have lost a kind and trusty friend. His kindly words, gentle manner and sound judgement, were much esteemed by all who knew him. The Methodist Church of this place has lost one of its most loyal, liberal and consistent supporters, and while always ready to show his allegience to the Church of his choice, he was not slow to appreciate the good in other religious bodies. He will be much missed as a member of the Methodist School Board; and took a leading interest in establishing and maintaining the Methodist Academy at Brigus

Captain BARTLETT (Part 2)

On Saturday last his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people - friends from St. John's, Carbonear, Harbor Grace, Bay Roberts, Cupids, besides immediate neighborhood, coming to show their deep respect for the deceased. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. J. GOODISON, Geo. PAINE and Hy LEWIS. A brief and appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. Hy LEWIS, Text - John 14, 2. Rev J. GOODISON also gave a brief address; having enjoyed a friendship extending over 30 years, he was well fitted to do so. On Monday Capt. BARTLETT left his home apparently in good health; shortly afterwards was brought home, having been seized by an apoplectic fit, lingered for two days in an unconscious state and then peacefully breathed his last. The deceased was 71 years old and leaves a widow and four sons, besides a large circle of relatives and friends, to mourn his loss. -- Evening Mercury, October 8.


On the 24 inst., at St. Andrew's Church, Twillingate, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. John BROMLEY to Miss Louisa PARSONs


On the same day, at St. Peter's Church, by the same, Mr. Joshua MAY to Miss Hannah WHITEHORN.


On 23 inst., after a short illness, Mary Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. William TIZZARD, of Back Harbor, greatly regretted by all who knew her."She Rests In Peace.""


Wanted: A Servant Girl. For particulars apply at the Sun Office


Contributed by George White (2002)
September 7, 1889 to October 26, 1889 Transcribed by Ron St. Croix (Jan 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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