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Twillingate Sun

July 4, 1891

Arrivals From the Fishery

We are pleased to be able to report the arrivals during the week of several other fishing vessels, in addition to those named in last paper, all of whom have come back with pretty good fares for the short time being away. Indeed some of the craft have done remarkably well, which is great encouragement to the hardy toilers who compose the crews of these fishing schooners. Not to be gone longer than from three to four weeks and to meet with such a measure of success is most encouraging. Nearly all the vessels that left early for the Northward did pretty well, and it is the first time for several years that the fish have been so plentiful on the upper part of the coast as it appears to be this season. The d pretty well, and it is the first time for several years that the fish have been so plentiful on the upper part of the coast as it appears to be this season. The “MEDWAY”, William JENKINS, master, that arrived in the Arm on Wednesday with 235qtls., secured her fish at Hooping Harbor, as did also some other craft that arrived since then. For a time fish was plentiful, and all the craft fishing in the neighborhood did fairly well. But of late the ice blockage interfered with the fishery operations and very little could be done. The following are the arrivals this week: - “SIX BROTHERS”, Jas. YOUNG 300. “MINNIE GRAY”, W. MITCHARD 250. “MEDWAY”, Wm. JENKINS 230. “FIVE BROTHERS”, R. YOUNG 180. “LILY OF THE WEST”, J. PHILLIPS 140. “MINNIE HA HA”, G. GUY 130. “MANITOBA”, P. YOUNG 120. “H. W. B.”, R. BLACKMORE 100. “EXPERIMENT”, J. HAWKINS 70. “MYRA”, G. LYOTE 20. The “J. M. LACEY”, James PHILLIPS, master, is reported to have been at Hooping Harbor with 240 qtls., but is not yet come. These craft have come back to land their fish and to refit for the Labrador. Some of them are ready to start and are awaiting favorable winds: others will be prepared to leave in two or three days. We hope that one and all will be equally fortunate in returning at the end of the fishing season with bumper trips.

Crown vs. James FOLLETT (Part 1)

Jury Brings in a Verdict of Manslaughter. As announced in last issue, the case of the Crown vs. James FOLLETT, charged with the murder of his brother, terminated on the 17th ult., when the jury brought in a verdict of “Manslaughter”. The following synopsis of Judge PINSENT’s address to the jury is taken from the Evening Herald of the 18th: - Mr. Justice PINSENT then charged the jury. He said that the prisoner James FOLLETT was charged with homicide in the highest degree, viz: murder, and in reply to that charge he said that he was not guilty, and the issue which the jury had to try was whether he was guilty or not guilty, upon their oaths and upon the evidence and under the law. The jury was a remarkably youthful looking jury; several of them must be inexperienced in their duties and some of them probably quite new and had never exercised them before. These had entered upon their duties on a solemn occasion, and under circumstances of the most harrowing and distressing character. The occasion was one well qualified to impress, not only upon youthful juries, but upon all juries, a grave sense of their responsibilities as such and of the important nature of their office. Just setting out - as some of them practically were, upon the troubled sea of life with probably a long career of public service before them, which might affect, for weal or woe, the society in which their lot might be cast - we solemnly charged them to reflect upon the great gravity and importance of the functions upon which they had so recently entered, and upon the duty of discharging them according to law, and consistently with their sworn pledges, made under the sanction of the law, and of the just fulfillment of which they had called God to witness. He then proceeded to describe what the charge was. He said that the crime was murder where a person of sound memory and discretion, in other words, a sane person unlawfully killed another human being with malice aforethought, expressed or implied.

Crown vs. James FOLLETT (Part 2)

The law presumed every homicide to be murder until the contrary appeared, and the prosecution was not bound to prove malice or any facts or circumstances except the killing, from which the jury might presume it, and it was for the accused to give evidence of such facts and circumstances as might prove that the homicide was excusable or justifiable or that it amounted to manslaughter only. There had been some reflections with regard to the manner in which the prosecution was conducted, particularly before it came into Court. These remarks were too severe. The learned judge then reviewed the evidence. The defense, he said, was conducted with most remarkable adroitness, shrewdness and prudence. The jury had heard the prisoner’s statement, which could be taken as evidence, as it was quite consistent with the evidence of the witnesses. He then commented upon Sir J. S. WINTER’s address and upon the evidence, pointing out the law by which the jury should be guided in considering them. If a man killed his wife, he said, under great aggravating circumstances, the crime of murder would be reducible to manslaughter, but this case was one where the aggravation proceeded from the wife, but where the consequences were visited upon a third person. He then laid down the law relating to insanity and provocation. Abandonment to unrestrained passion was not insanity nor was the dogged determination to commit an offence and take all the consequences of the act. There should be a degree of mental disturbance, destroying the will. Here there seemed to have been a strong expression and action of the will and a set purpose and pre-determination. The inward satisfaction with his own acts, as being just, right and defensible from his own moral point of view, would not acquit the prisoner from criminal responsibility.

Crown vs. James FOLLETT (Part 3)

His Lordship quoted from text books upon these points, and concluded by saying that the jury were bound to find that the accused had committed the deed with which he was charged, and they should then consider how far criminal it was. The Court could not accept an entire acquittal, and it would be against their oaths for the jury to offer one. He left three issues to the jury, (1) whether he was guilty of murder, (2) whether he was guilty of manslaughter, (3) whether he was insane when the act was committed. The jury might recommend the prisoner to mercy.The Court was about to pronounce sentence upon the prisoner when Sir J. S. WINTER, Q.C., on his behalf, rose and said that he would like, if it were convenient, and no difficulty stood in the way, to submit, by affidavit, some matters which might affect the sentence by way of mitigation. The matter he would urge would be to the same effect as that he had addressed to the jury and which they had, to some extent, taken into consideration in their verdict. He asked the Court to consider the misery, the trouble and the sufferings the prisoner had already undergone. As far as the evidence showed, he hitherto had borne a good character for industry and good conduct. He had been a good husband, father and neighbour and had, up to the commission of this unfortunate offence, led a blameless life. He would ask their Lordships to take into consideration the condition of the man’s family, his young children, helpless and deprived of his support as well as of the care and affection which they ought to have from their mother, who had been unfaithful to her duties. She had already threatened to leave her home and children. He would ask the Court to consider the exceptional provocation and suffering undergone by the prisoner, and while vindicating the law, temper justice with mercy as far as they consistently could. Mr. Justice PINSENT said that having heard Sir James, if he desired time to communicate with Grand Beach, they would postpone the sentence till the July post-terminals. Sir James said he would like their Lordships to do so, and the sentence was postponed till July. The Court then rose for the term.

Drowning at Botwoodville.

A sad case of drowning occurred at Botwoodville, Exploit’s Bay, on Sunday. At eleven o’clock P.M., Edward HANDCOCK, watchman in the employ of the Exploit’s Bay Lumbering Company, was taking one of his accustomed rounds over the premises, and evidently walked over the wharf and was drowned. The night was dark and although the unfortunate man had a lantern containing a light he could not have realized his close proximity to the water before he was precipitated therein. The supposition is that he must have kept the lantern too high and did not discern that he was so close to the edge of the wharf. A man residing a short distance away, who was walking outside his house at the time, suffering from a toothache, fancied he heard a splash in the water, and not seeing the light of the lantern, suspected that something serious had happened, and he walked over the premises to the head of the wharf, and not seeing the watchman he at once made an alarm to some of the company’s employees, who lived close by. They immediately set out in search of the missing man and it was not long before some trace of his untimely end was discovered, the lantern having been found floating on the water close by the head of the wharf. Search was made for the body and at one o’clock, just two hours form the time the poor fellow started to make his rounds, it was found on the bottom almost directly down from where the lantern was picked up on the surface. The wharf all around is planked and it would be impossible for him to get any hold with hope of rescuing himself, but the conjecture is that the unfortunate man must have sunk almost immediately, as the person who heard the water splashing did not perceive the least cry or moan after he had fallen into it. HANDCOCK was a married man with four or five children, and belonged to Exploit’s Bay. He was steady, industrious, and had been in the employ of the company ever since the mill works have been in operation, and was much liked by his employers, who are sorry for his sudden and unexpected demise.

Billiard Tournament

""Little Bay Mines, June 14th, 1891. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir, An interesting billiard tournament has just been finished in the Little Bay billiard club rooms for a handsome billiard cue, presented by our esteemed friend Mr. Patrick J. BURKE, who is always foremost in anything like amusement. At the present time there are over forty members in the Little Bay billiard club, and constantly adding to the number, and amongst them some very fine players who are equal, if not superior, to any in St. John’s. The room is well stocked with all the local and some of the principal papers of the world, and is great credit to the president, Mr. Joseph MCKINNON, and Secretary, Mr. R. D. WALSH. The score is as follows, some members not playing on account of inexperience :- SPOT. John H. FENLEY 150. John A. KEATING 150. Herald BURKE 150. Robert GATES 150. John SELVEY 150. John KEEFE 96. Michael SUTTON 121. William VEALE 150. James MACKEY 97. William WALSH 150. James SHEPPARD 150. Thomas HAYES 128. James FOLEY 150. Philip BREEN 78. Thomas STEWART 150. TOTAl: 2018. PLAYING: R.D. WALSH 149. P.J. BURKE 111. John MURPHY 144. J. MCKINNON 123. Wm. ARMSTRONG 124. R. J. MCGRATH 150. P. J. BOYLE 150. John HEAD 133. Dr. L. JOSEPH 150. C. O. BREDDIN 147. P. J. LEAREY 117. Peter CHAIR 150. Edward DELANEY 80 Michael LOATHER 150. Michael GLADNEY 123. TOTAL: 1978 Thus leaving a large majority for SPOT. The winning side then played game and game a side until the game was finished when it was found that J. Agustus KEATING was the lucky winner of the handsome cue. Mr. D. JACKMAN, tinsmith here, having presented him with a case for the cue with a lock and key attached. Next month there is a match arranged between the Little Bay and Terra Nova clubs, to play a billiard match for a costly set of billiard balls to arrive by next boat from London. Thanking you for space in your popular paper, I remain, yours, etc., Carom.""


There have been several fishing craft in port nearly all the week waiting for a favorable wind to proceed North. It is to be hoped that fair wind and weather will soon liberate them and take them to their destinations.


The Rev. A. PITTMAN, Incumbent of Little Bay and Tilt Cove parish, is spending a few days in town, having arrived per last “CONSCRIPT”. We are pleased to welcome him back for a short time, as no doubt his many friends likewise are. He will preach in St. Peter’s Church, we understand, tomorrow.

Constable BURT

Constable BURT of Tilt Cove spent a few days among his friends here last week and returned per “CONSCRIPT”. Mr. BURT was stationed here for some years, and performed his duties most satisfactorily. Last fall he was transferred to Tilt Cove, where he now resides. He is a most efficient officer and the peace of the community is likely to be vigilantly looked after by him.


When the “CONSCRIPT” was at St. Anthony a few days ago, it was reported that a man named John CROCKER had drowned himself by jumping over the wharf on Saturday night. It appears that he had had a lot of trouble in his family, his wife and two or three children having died recently, which caused him to become despondent and make away with his life in the manner described.

La Grippe

La Grippe is said to have many victims in some of the Harbors along the so-called French Shore. In some places nearly all the people were suffering from an attack. In one locality about four miles from St. Anthony, one woman died and there could not be found a sufficient number of men in the place well enough to take her to the grave, and some had to go from St. Anthony for that purpose. A good deal of poverty exists along the coast, which makes sickness feel much harder on the unfortunate people thus circumstanced.

Coastal Steamer

The coastal steamer “CONSCRIPT”, Capt. WALSH, got back Wednesday en route for St. John’s, having experienced a very trying time since going North, owing to fog and ice. There was a great body of ice on the coast, which prevented the steamer from reaching her terminus - Griquet - and it was with some difficulty, even, that she succeeded in getting as far as St. Anthony. A good deal of ice was encountered getting back, and in order to get clear of it the “CONSCRIPT” had to steer some twenty miles S. E. Grey Islands. Owing to the dense fog, she did not leave here until after daylight Thursday morning. Messrs. OWEN and PERCY were passengers by her for St. John’s.


Within the past few days there have been a few fresh cases of diphtheria, and two or three deaths have taken place. The cases have been confined to a couple of families, and except these, we have not heard of any other outbreak of the disease. It seems to linger around a long time, a new case occasionally breaking out, but at this season of the year and with the kind of weather experienced of late, it is almost a wonder that there are not more cases; for the stench in many parts of the community, arising from caplin put on the ground and allowed to remain uncovered is frightful, and must certainly tend to accelerate the spread of disease. Such a practice is unlawful and should not be tolerated.

Shipping News

The English barque “RESCUE”, Capt. TOWNSLEY, arrived Wednesday from Cadiz with a cargo of salt to Messrs. OWEN & EARLE. The “RESCUE” was thirty-eight days out and experienced a very stormy passage. The captain says that during his long experience of the sea this was about the roughest voyage that ever he made. On the second of June, a few days after leaving Cadiz, and while still sailing in European waters, a heavy breeze set in, with barometer down as low as 29.40. The water was very rough and it was found necessary to heave the vessel to for a while. The jib boom and some of the head gear were washed away, but beyond this no serious damage was done during the tedious and boisterous passage across the Atlantic.


J. W. OWEN, Esq., took passage per “CONSCRIPT” for St. John’s, intending to embark by the next Allan steamer for England. We wish him a pleasant voyage across the Atlantic and a safe return.

Shipping News

A number of craft were in Seldom-Come-By on Monday waiting a time South, among them being the “GYPSY” and “MARY PARKER”. The former had splendid run of twenty-two hours to St. John’s from there and arrived on Wednesday morning.


Mrs. BURKE, for some time past an old and respected resident of Little Bay and mother of Mr. P. J. BURKE, died at Little Bay on Sunday last after a few weeks illness. Her remains were conveyed to Fogo per “CONSCRIPT” for interment having spent the greatest part of her life in that locality. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family in their sorrow.

The Fishery

There has been very little improvement in the fishery around our shores the past week or ten days. But for the greater part of the time it has been so thick and foggy, with strong breezes blowing in and rough water, that it has been a great risk to venture off the land, and consequently there has hardly been a fair trial. About New Bay and different other parts of the bay there has been pretty good fishing and the prospect of an average voyage in these localities is hopeful.

Methodist Ministry

By a telegram received by Mr. W. J. SCOTT from Rev. T. D. DUNN, we learn that the first draft of ministers’ stations for 1891 remains unaltered. The appointments to this Circuit are Revs. Jabez HILL and J. K. KELLY, the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN removing to the Blackhead circuit. Rev. Mr. DUNN is appointed superintendent of Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and Port de Grave circuit, with a young minister to arrive from England as colleague. The Rev. Wm. HARRIS, who is so favorably known by the Methodist people here, succeeds Mr. DUNN at Wesleyville.


First Clearance from Botwoodville. The brig “HAMLET”, Capt. H. KILLINGSTON, was cleared from Botwoodville, Exploits Bay, by the Preventive Officer, on the 26th June, for London, England, with a cargo of deal. This is the first shipment made this season by the Exploits Bay Lumbering Company, and the first clearance that has been given by the newly appointed officer, for Botwoodville, Mr. E. B. COLBOURNE. No doubt the appointment of such an official there will prove a great convenience to the Lumbering Company doing business, and who expect to have foreign vessels arriving and departing from there during the year.


On the 28th of June ult., of diphtheria, William John, eldest son of Leander and Frances Jane HILL, aged 6 years.

Shipping News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. July1 - ‘RESCUE”, TOWNSLEY, Cadiz, 192 Tons, Salt - OWEN & EARLE.


July 11, 1891

CENSUS (Part 1)

""Whereas it has been provided that a Census and Return of the population of this colony, as required by Title 20, Chapter 73, of the Consolidated Statutes, should be taken during the present year, I, the Governor, do therefore, by these presents, appoint the following Stipendiary and Honorary Justices and other persons for the purpose of examining and revising the Returns of the persons appointed for taking the said Census, in each of the several Districts, in accordance with the provisions of the said Chapter:- FOR ST. JOHN’S: D. W. PROWSE, Esq., Q.C., and J.G. CONROY, Esq., Q.C. FOR HARBOR GRACE: T.R. BENNETT, Esq., J.P. FOR CARBONEAR: James HIPPISLEY, Esq., J.P. FOR BAY DE VERDE: (Upper Division), Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 James HIPPISLEY, Esq., J.P. FOR BAY DE VERDE: (Lower Division), Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 William CARISTIAN, Esq., J.P., and George TUFF, Esq., J.P. FOR BRIGUS AND PORT-DE-GRAVE: John WILCOX, Esq., J.P. FOR HARBOR MAIN: Thomas P. O’DONNEL, Esq., J.P. FOR TRINITY BAY: (South Division), Sections 1 and 2 Francis PERRY, Esq., J.P. FOR TRINITY BAY: (West Division), Sections 4 and 5 James GARDNER, Esq. FOR TRINITY BAY: (North Division), Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, G. H. COLE, Esq., J.P. FOR TRINITY BAY: (East Division), Sections 10, 11, 12 Thomas MCCORMACK, Esq., J.P. Simon AVERY, Esq., J.P. John MIFFLEN, Esq., J.P. FOR TRINITY BAY: (Whitbourne Division), Section 3 Richard MACDONNELL, Esq., J.P.""

CENSUS (Part 2)

FOR BONAVISTA BAY: (South and West Division), Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 Thomas W, STARR, Esq., J.P. FOR BONAVISTA BAY: (North Division), Sections 5,6,7 Richard P. RICE, Esq., J.P. FOR FOGO: Samuel BAIRD, Esq., J.P. FOR TWILLINGATE: (South Division), Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 Francis BERTEAU, Esq., J.P. FOR TWILLINGATE: (North Division), Section 5 John P. BLANDFORD, Esq., J.P. and John DUDER, Esq., J.P. FOR ST. BARBE: (Bonne Bay Division), Sections 4, 5, Dr. SOMERVILLE, Esq., J.P. FOR ST. BARBE: (White Bay Division), Section 1, 2, 3 Daniel DUGGAN, Esq., J.P. and Azariah ALCOCK, Esq., J.P. FOR ST. GEORGE’S: (St. George’s Bay Division), Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 M. E. DWYER, Esq., J.P. FOR ST. GEORGE’S: (Bay of Islands Division), Section 5 George R. LILLY, Esq., J.P. FOR BURGEO AND LA POILE: (Channel Division), Sections 3 and 4 Robert T. SQUARRY, Esq., J.P. FOR BURGEO AND LA POILE: (Burgeo Division), Sections 1 and 2 Dr. HUNT, J.P. FOR FORTUNE BAY: Phillip HUBERT, Esq., J.P. FOR BURIN: (Burin Division), Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 George BISHOP, Esq., J.P. FOR BURIN: (Grand Bank Division), Sections 7, 8 George SIMMS, Esq., J.P. FOR PLACENTIA AND ST. MARY’S: (Placentia Division), Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Thomas O’REILLY, Esq., J.P. John P. BRADSHAW, Esq., J.P. William PHORAN, Esq., J.P. FOR PLACENTIA AND ST. MARY’S: (St. Mary’s Division), Sections 1, 2, 3 James HARNEY, Esq., J.P. FOR FERRYLAND: John RYAN, Esq., J.P. FOR LABRADOR: E. R. BURGESS, Esq., J.P.


The Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Emerson, Q.C., arrived from England by the “NOVA SCOTIAN”. Owing to his absence from the colony, Mr. EMERSON was prevented last year from attending the Supreme Court on the Northern Circuit where he is so favorably known as a leading lawyer. We have much pleasure, however, in announcing that the learned gentleman will travel with the circuit this year, when those of his friends and patrons who require his advice and assistance in the management of their legal business will be enabled to consult him on his arrival at Little Bay, Twillingate, Fogo, and the other Circuit towns. Mr. Justice LITTLE will probably be presiding Judge on Northern Circuit this year.


H.M.S. “PARTRIDGE”, bound North on the fishery protection service, came into port last evening. This is a fine ship of seven hundred and fifty-five tons, twelve hundred horsepower, and has triple expansion engines. She is nearly new, being only about three years old. Her crew consists of seventy-five men all told, and she carries six four-inch breech-loading guns and two four-inch Nordenfelt, and is thoroughly equipped with all modern naval improvements. An exhibition of the excellent electric dynamos searching lights, which this warship possesses, was given while in port last night, to the admiration of many spectators. She left early this morning.


The English vessel “GALATEA”, Capt. WILKINS, arrived from Glace Bay yesterday with a cargo of coals for the firm of E. DUDER, Esq.


FOLLETT, against whom the jury found a verdict of “Manslaughter”, has been sentenced by Judge PINSENT to seven years imprisonment with hard labor.


The census enumerators here have been actively engaged in this district the past few weeks, and are quickly getting through their work in the respective divisions.


The winds being favorable this week, nearly all the Labrador fishing craft have left for the coast. We wish them every success in their search for the treasures of the sea. On Monday evening nearly one hundred sail of Southern fishing craft put into port, the wind outside not being fair for them to proceed Northward. They left the next morning. The English schooner “GUIDING STAR”, Capt. MACKLEY, arrived Saturday evening last from Cadiz with a cargo of salt to J.B. TOBIN, Esq. The captain reports very stormy weather during the whole passage.


Several persons were summoned before the Stipendiary Magistrate on Thursday last, charged with having killed caribou at Hooping Harbor a few weeks ago, in contravention of the Game Laws Act. Three of them were found guilty, and fined $25 each, and costs.


We understand that the steamer “CURLEW” is to perform the mail and passenger service on the Labrador this summer, and that she leaves St. John’s for the coast about the 15th, calling at Harbor Grace and here en route.


The Rev. A. PITTMAN, incumbent of Little Bay and Tilt Cove, preached in St. Peter’s Church last Sunday, morning and evening. The services were largely attended and discourses on both occasions were edifying and full of interest.


The fishery around our shores has been anything but good within the past week; some days fishermen cannot get enough to eat. Two or three days, some of the traps at Little Harbor got from two to three quintals, and this is about the best that has been done. At Fogo the fishery is wretchedly poor.


Intelligence of the death of Mr. George LUSCOMB, father of Mrs. Richard NEWMAN, was received here from St. John’s yesterday. For many years he was an official member of the Methodist Church of that city and greatly respected by all who knew him. We tender our sympathy to the bereaved family.


Mr. STERLING, of the Financial Secretary’s Department, arrived per “CONSCRIPT” from St. John’s on Thursday morning last, and is the guest of Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. Mr. STERLING has just recovered from a severe attack of pleurisy, and has come on a short trip for the benefit of his health. We welcome him here and trust that the change will do him good.


It is our painful duty today to announce the death of the wife of the Rev. S. J. ANDREWS, which sad event took place 27th June at White Bay. She had just been able to get about after her confinement, when she complained of feeling unwell, and continued so for two days, but no serious results were anticipated, consequently her husband did not realize her approaching dissolution until an hour before her death. The rev. gentleman is here now with the remains of his beloved wife, waiting for a chance to convey them to St. John’s for interment. We extend to him our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of his sad bereavement.


""The coastal steamer “CONSCRIPT”, Capt. WALSH, arrived between six and seven o’clock Thursday morning having experienced splendid weather all the way along. There were a larger number of passengers than usual on leaving St. John’s as the clerical gentlemen who had been in the city attending Synod and Conference returned by her for their appointed homes. The steamer goes as far as Griquet and may be expected back early Monday should the weather prove favorable. Appended is the list of passengers: Old Perlican - Mr. T. PITTMAN, Miss MOREY. Catalina - Revs. HOLT, TAYLOR and CRAGG. Trinity - Rev. G. LUMSDEN, Mr. D.C. WEBBER, M.H.A., Mr. A. PARSONS, Miss M. MARSHALL, Master A. MARSHALL King’s Cove - Mr. J. COWAN, Mr. SULLIVAN. Salvage - Rev. Hy SCOTT, Father BATCOCK, Mr. HOUSE. Bonavista - Mr. WHITE. Greenspond - Revs. J. PARKINS, H. PATTERSON, Mr. GODDEN, Mr. S. CHAFE. Fogo - Revs. S. JEFFERSON, M. WHITE, Miss M. DUDER, Miss HODGE. Herring Neck - Rev. C. Len?h? Twillingate - Revs. R.W. FREEMAN, J.K. KELLY, W. HARRIS and R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. W.R. STIRLING, Misses S.B. TAYLOR, M.A. BLACKLER, L. PEYTON. Morton’s Harbor - Miss HEAL. Exploits - Rev. G.C. FRAZER and wife, Rev. S.J. RUSSELL, Miss SNOW and Miss MANUEL. Fortune Harbor - Rev. J. HUTCHINGS, Mr. COOK. Pilley’s Island - Miss L. MUNDY. Little Bay Islands - Rev. W. REX. Little Bay - Rev. J.E. MANNING, Mr. J. BOYD, Mr. C.W. STEPHENS, Mrs. BURKE, Mrs. BRIEN, Misses BURKE, ALLEN and QUINBY. Tilt Cove - Rev. E. PETERS, Messrs. TRIGGER, BRALEY, DELGADO, Dr. STRAPP. Mrs. A. BAILEY, Miss COWAN. Coachman’s Cove - Miss LEDREW, Miss ANDREWS. 16 in steerage. From Greenspond to Twillingate - Messrs. R.P. RICE and P. ANSTEY. From Fogo to Twillingate - Mrs. A. LINFIELD and Miss HODGE. From Twillingate to Little Bay - Rev. A. PITTMAN.""


While a small craft belonging to Northern Bay was coming in with a load of caplin on Wednesday evening she was struck and sunk by the steamer “FALCON”, going outbound to Sydney. Three passengers and three men, including the owner, named JOHNSON, were saved.


FOLLETT was sentenced by Judge PINSENT, on WEDNESDAY, to seven years hard labor.


Doctor FRAZER and bride arrived per “CARTHAGINIAN” on Wednesday.


The steamer “CREMONA”, of Quebec, passed through the Straits of Belle Isle, being the first for the season. She met no ice.


July 6 - Dr. FISET, recently sent by the Quebec government to visit Labrador, reports that la grippe is terribly malignant there, and that typhoid fever has also appeared.


July 10 - Halifax vessel, “IRON QUEEN”, rescued two Newfoundland fishermen, OLSEN and BROWN who had been adrift five days in an open boat.


At Herring Neck, on the 21st ult., the wife of Stephen STUCKEY of a daughter.


At the same place, on the 27th ult., the wife of Timothy WOODFORD of a son.


On June 13th, at the Methodist Parsonage, Twillingate, by the Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, Mr. Charles WHITE, School Teacher, Twillingate, to Mrs. Mariana MOORS, School Teacher of Little Harbor.


On the 11th ult., at St. Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, by the Rev. S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, Mr. John BARNES, to Miss Annie BATT.


On the 21st ult., at the same place, and by the same, Mr. Archibald MILES to Phoebe JAMES.


At the residence of the bride’s father, Harbor Grace, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. E. MCNAB, Agnes, eldest daughter of John PATERSON, Esq., J.P. to J.A. CLIFT, Solicitor, son of Theodore CLIFT, Esq., of St. John’s.


On July 1st, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. M. HARVEY, L.L.D.,F.R.S., F.R.G.S., St. John’s, assisted by Rev. Geo. PATTERSON, D.D., F.R.G.S., Rev. William GRAHAM, Minister of St. Andrew’s Church, to Alison Susanna Victoria, eldest daughter of Sir Robert THORBURN, K.C.M.G., St. John’s, N.F.


On the 18th ult., at Change Islands after a short illness, Patience, relief of the late John JEANS.


Drooped and died at Morton's Harbor, July 8th, after 12 days illness, Emily Selina, youngest daughter of Samuel and Emily SMALL, aged 15 years and 6 months. “Asleep in Jesus”"


At Little Bay, on Sunday, 28 ult., Margaret relict of the late Myles BURKE, and daughter of the late Patrick RYAN, Logy Bay.


At St. John’s on Tuesday last, July 7th, after a short illness, in the 73rd year of his age, Mr. George LUSCOMB, a native of Plymouth, England, and for many years a respected resident of St. John’s. “There is a shadow dark and gloomy, Hanging o’er our home today, There is weeping for our dear one, Who has passed from earth away. May we try to follow ever, In the holy path he trod, That at death we may be ready, As he was to meet our God.”"


Port of Twillingate.- Entered: July 4 - “GUIDING STAR”, MACKLEY, Cadiz, 150 tons salt - J.B. TOBIN. July 10 - “GALATEA”, WILKINS, Glace Bay, 213 tons coal - E. DUDER. July 11 - “CYRIL”, COOPER, St. John’s, Salt and Provisions - E. DUDER.


Contributed by George White (2002)
July 4, 1891 to July 11, 1891 transcribed by Sherry Jones (December 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (February 2003)

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