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Twillingate Sun
May - June

May 5, 1894

Politics (Part 1)

"That Reception". It seems that a report of the Reception given to the member of the WHITEWAY party on his arrival here last week, was sent to one of the city papers and this is what the Herald of the 28th ult. says about it: - "Last night the Telegram had an account of the grand reception Mr. J.P. THOMPSON on his arrival at Twillingate. According to it story there was a popular demonstration in favor of Jabez, but the following message, received yesterday by a gentleman in town from a prominent business man in Twillingate gives the true state of the case: - THOMPSON arrived here yesterday. He brought a keg of powder with him. I hope it did not come out of the Road Grant. He sent his printers around and got a lot of boys to fire it away. No sensible man was there. The opposition to WHITEWAY is as strong as ever.' It scarcely needs the publication of this message to prove the falsity of the Telegram's story. Why, the very idea of any body of sensible men 'demonstrating' for J.P. THOMPSON is preposterous in itself.

Politics (Part 2)

The prominent business man here who sent the above dispatch to his friend in St. John's must have been exceedingly biased or prejudiced in his political views or he certainly would not have concocted such falsehoods as it contains, which was forwarded no doubt at the solicitation of the gentleman referred to in the Herald, after he had seen the report that appeared in the columns of the Evening Telegram the day before. Leaving out the mention of our arrival, there is not an atom of truth in the message. It says "the opposition to WHITEWAY is as strong as ever." This may be so, on the part of some persons who were bitterly opposed to him last fall, but we venture to say that even they, are more in the minority now than they were then, as the poll would declare were it possible for the electors to again exercise their franchise and select the men of their choice.

Politics (Part 3)

For the mean and cowardly action of the Mercantile Party in waiting until the eleventh hour, or later, to file petitions against members of the WHITEWAY Party, has turned scores in favor of Sir William, who were formerly either in opposition or luke-warm, in support of the Policy of Progress which he is carrying out for the good of the country at large. The reception that was given the editor of this paper on his return form St. John's, was purely the outcome of spontaneous enthusiasm on the part of the Whiteway supporters, who quite voluntarily came forward to welcome the People's Representative, and we beg to inform the prominent business man who sent that message, that the fishermen and working men who were foremost in extending us such a hearty welcome on that occasion, are just as sensible as those who comprise the GOODRIDGE party, and would not allow themselves to be made tools of by a mercantile clique of the Metropolis, whose principal aim is to domineer over the whole country, make laws for their own benefit, and keep every fisherman and working man under their thumb.

Politics (Part 4)

To make the statement that a keg of powder was brought all the way from St. John's, having to travel on foot, many miles over wretched roads, is an assertion that even fools could not accept, and the sensible prominent business man, who sent that gentleman friend of his that dispatch ought to be ashamed of himself, to see such a barefaced falsehood in print emanating from an intelligent community such as this, and the gentleman who had it printed in the Herald and Daily News, displayed far less sense indeed, in thus giving publicity to such false statements. But it is exactly characteristic of the tactics they have adopted all through, and such deceit and fraud will bring them to their own level ere long. It is certain that there is plenty powder in the place and the WHITEWAY supporters were only too delighted to be able to make use of a supply to welcome back one of the representatives of a political party, that posterity will have cause to feel proud of, because of the progressive public works that were enterprised and carried into effect during the term of the WHITEWAY-BOND Government, and the masses throughout the colony are anxiously awaiting the time when they will again have the proud privilege of sending them back to power with larger majorities than ever before.

High School (Part 1)

We have been favored, since our return, with the following Report of the Church of England High School; which is still under the care of Mr. S.C. THOMPSON, and doing excellent work for the community. 1. Dr. PILOT, in his General Inspection last year, found (he says) this school "well and efficiently conducted"; and calls it "a boon to the Capital of the North." This in itself is great praise. But he adds, in particularising: "The Reading in the Upper Division was spirited and intelligent; The Writing and Dictation, good; Arithmetic advanced; Algebra, Grammar and Analysis, well done. The Lower Division of the school under Miss PEYTON, made good average marks in all subjects." Dr. PILOT however, recommends that the number of Lower School pupils be limited and with regard to comfort and health, the Lower School will probably be confined to children living within half a mile of the Church, after the present school year ends in June. 2. A week or two ago, the Chairman (by Dr. PILOT's desire), conducted a thorough Examination of the High School by papers, in all subjects. The following is the result.

High School (Part 2)

Standard IV (lowest). Daniel HAYWARD, was first in four subjects with 266 marks. Rowena CURTIS, was first in four subjects with 266 marks. Harold THOMPSON, first in one subject, with 263 marks. Lily LUNNEN, first in two subjects with 259 marks. Standard V. Robert HAYWARD, first in six subjects with 298 marks. Nellie ANSTEY, first in eight subjects, with 320 marks. Willie MANUEL, second in three subjects with 304 marks. Willie HITCHCOCK, first in one subject, with 304 marks. Julia FREEMAN, first in six subjects with 305 marks. Standard VI. Frank CURTIS, first in five subjects with 387 marks. Willie TEMPLE, first in four subjects with 370 marks. Olivia BLACKMORE, first in four subjects with 271 marks. Sarah PATTEN, first in four subjects with 263 marks. The examiner was particularly pleased with the neatness of most of the papers, and the excellence of the writing.

High School (Part 3)

There were no names on the papers (simply a number) so that it was impossible to know, to whom the marks were given. It is somewhat singular that in a Church of England school, so many Methodist children should have taken the lead this year. The rest must bestir themselves in healthy emulation and not be beaten by their companions in climbing the Tree of Knowledge. We are pleased, however, to see that such a "happy family" of all sorts and sizes are doing well under Mr. THOMPSON's management. We have, during the last day or two, been somewhat astonished to hear the sound of the cornet besides the tramp of many feet in St. Peter's Schoolroom. But we find that this also is a part of the school routine, lately instituted by this wise preceptor. Order first, next, interest in whatever is going on; and to induce these, music, the "soul's delight," has been brought to bear upon the little ones. Next, they must have the School Songs; the Callisthenics, and so "go on unto perfection;" both mentally and bodily, not (we hope) forgetting that which is highest of all.


The block house, Signal Hill, St. John's, was destroyed by fire on Saturday evening last.

Ship News

The "Windsor Lake" left St. John's for Northern ports on Friday last. She was off Cape Bonavista in the ice the early part of the week, but there is no news of her whereabouts since then.


The bye-election for Bay-de-Verde, to fill the seats rendered vacant by the unseating of Messrs. WOODS and MOORE, takes place on the 22nd inst., which date is fixed for polling nomination being ten days earlier.

The Mails

The mail which left St. John's Tuesday morning, arrived here Thursday evening, being only three days coming. This is a marvellous revolution in our overland mail services which is due to the introduction of the iron horse through the country, thanks to the policy of the WHITEWAY government.


On Tuesday evening last Mr. W. SCOTT, of Moncton was united in matrimonial bonds to Miss BERTEAU, eldest daughter of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate. The ceremony was performed in St. Peter's Church by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. The Sun unites with their many friends in extending congratulations and wishing them many years of happiness and prosperity.

The Weather

Saturday and Sunday nights, the frost was keen, which made fine hauling on the bay, and it was taken advantage of by a number of men, interested in the Methodist Superior School, who went to Friday's Bay and succeeded in hauling the greater part of the frame to Bluff Head Cove. As the snow is disappearing from the roads it will have to be carted from there on drays.

Damage to Schooner

The schooner "Silver Dale," which has been waiting for a time away, for over a month, sustained serious injury on Sunday night by the heavy ice rafting around her, which was caused by a change of wind. The rudder was broken off and stern post greatly damaged. The Silver Dale was bound North on a trading venture, but has not been able to get away owing to the great jam of ice up to date, and in consequence of this mishap, the greater part of the cargo had to be taken out to repair damages.


Another of the old landmarks entered peacefully into rest last Saturday, in the person of Mr. Thomas ROBERTS, who attained to the ripe old age of 80 years, being long respected by all who knew him. For the past few years he was comparatively feeble but managed to get about, until within the last few months, when he was entirely confined to his room. He bore an exemplary Christian character, and for many years was a worthy member of the Methodist society. His funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the service being performed by the Rev. J. HILL who preached an appropriate and practical sermon on the occasion, taking his text from the 14th chapter of St. John and the second and third verses. His remains were interred in the new Methodist cemetery North Side. The deceased had several children, but there are only two surviving, namely: Mrs. Wm. HARBIN, of this place and Mr. John ROBERTS of Pilley's Island.

New Church

"New Methodist Church at Marshalville". Our Methodist friends of Marshalville (Burnt Bay) for some time past, have had in contemplation, the erection of a Church in that place, and within the past few months they have set to work about it in real ernest. During the winter and spring the frame was cut and put near the proposed site, and within the past few weeks it has been put up, the work being superintended by Mr.. Samuel MOORES of Bluff Head Cove. The laying of the ground tier was begun on the 12th of April, the first nail being driven by Miss HARVEY, the energetic school teacher of Marshalville. The building is 50 x 30 with 18 feet upright, and will be a large and commodious sanctuary, and will reflect great credit on the people of that growing settlement. Hitherto Divine service has been held in the school house, which on many occasions has been found too small for the purpose, and the erection of an edifice that will afford accommodation to all, will prove a great acquisition, and we have much pleasure in congratulating our friends there, on their energy and enterprise in this particular.


GREAT REDUCTION. Have You a Good Watch? If not now is the time to get one, or anything in the Jewellery line. I offer my stock at a Bargain. You can do as well with me as you can do anywhere. Repairs promptly and properly executed in the above line by experienced workman. WEDDING RINGS made to order, and Rings made over equal to new. The highest price paid for Old Gold and Silver and Old Watches taken in trade. Now or Never. John LAMB, Little Bay.


At Grand Bank, April 5th, the wife of Mr. Eli HEFFERMAN of a daughter.


On May 1st at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev R. TEMPLE, R.D., A. Winfield SCOTT, Esq., of Moncton, N.B., to Mary le Capelain, oldest daughter of F. BERTEAU, Esq., J.P.


April 23rd at St. Andrew's Church, by the same, Mr. Stephen ROSE, of Farmers Arm, to Miss Elizabeth STUCKLESS of Purcills Harbor.


On Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Thomas ROBERTS, aged 80 years. The deceased was an old and respected resident of this place and leaves a large circle of relatives behind him.

May 12, 1894

Missionary Meeting (Part 1)

"North Side Juvenile Missionary Meeting". The Annual Juvenile Missionary Meeting in connection with the north Side and Crow Head Methodist Sunday Schools was held in the North Side Church on Tuesday evening last. The weather was all that could be desired and there was quite a large gathering of parents and friends besides the scholars of the respective schools. The opening exercises were conducted by the superintendent of the Circuit, Rev. J. HILL, who then called on Mr. THOMPSON, M.H.A. to take the chair and preside over the meeting. After a few remarks by the chairman, the evening's programme was disposed of as follows: - Singing by Choir 604 (Sankey's) "What a Gathering." Recitations - "The Mission of Boys," - Archibald YOUNG; "The Stranger" - Susan VATCHER. "Missionary Nuts," - Jane SHEPPARD; "The Gospel Tree," Frank DOVE. Singing by Choir - 176 (Canadian Hymnal) "In The Harvest Field". Recitations - "A Missionary Call," - Edith MUDFORD; "Children's Pennies" - Fred ROBERTS. "Half-way Doin's" - Andrew COLBOURNE. Singing by Choir - 707 (Methodist Hymn Book) "Jesus Shall Reign". Dialogue - "Progress of Truth," - Stephen LOVERIDGE and George NEWMAN. Recitations - "O let me ring the bell," - Sandy MOORS; "Orphan Children" - Minnie ROBERTS. Singing by Congregation - Hymn 737, "Saviour we Know Thou art." Dialogue - "On Missions," - Medorah YOUNG and M. NEWMAN. Recitations - "Africa" - Melinda NEWMAN; "Plea for Japan," - Dorcas SMITH. Dialogue - "Caring for the Heathen." Singing by Choir - Hymn 487 (Canadian Hymnal) "Disciples of Jesus." Recitations - "Always Giving" - Rowie CURTIS; "Giving" - Harold THOMPSON; "How to do it," Stephen LOVERIDGE. Collection during which an organ voluntary. Recitation - "A Missionary Hymn," Bertie ROBERTS; "Rejected and Accepted," - Belle LINFIELD. Dialogue on Missions - Miss HAWKINS and Miss PRESTON. Singing by Choir - 464 (Canadian Hymnal) "Gather Them In." Singing by Choir - Hymn 722 (Methodist). Vote of Thanks, &c., Benediction.

Missionary Meeting (Part 2)

The various performers did their parts nobly and on a manner which reflected much credit on themselves and those who took pains to train them, particularly the day school teacher, Mr. C. WHITE, he being their chief factor in this respect. The singing by the choir was very good. Rev. Mr. HARWOOD took a deep interest in the practices, and acted as leader, Mr. P. ANSTEY being organist. In a brief speech the Rev. J. HILL presented the statement of the amounts raised for Missions on both the North and South Sides, which, he thought, would be equal, if not in excess of last year, and in conclusion moved that a vote of thanks be presented to the committee, who undertook the work of preparing the programme, as well as to all others who contributed in any way, towards the success of the meeting, which was carried by acclamation. Much interest appeared to be manifested all through by the large congregation present and such events as this can scarcely fail to incite in the minds of the youth, a deeper missionary spirit than that which characterised their ancestors.

Laurencetown (Part 1)

Laurencetown, Exploits Bay. April 20th, 1894 (To the Editor of the Sun) Dear Sir: - It is very seldom that we make ourselves conspicuous by rushing into print, for we live too far in the Bay to see or hear much; and therefore you cannot expect a great deal from bay noddies. But you will see that we are trying to keep up with other small settlements, and that we do not intend for our little settlement, (or neighbourhood), to get a worse name than it deserves, but you know yourself, a stick cannot do much unless someone else would use it, still I think that the stick is doing as much good here as the whip. However, as concerts, sociables, etc., are the order of the day in many places, you will please excuse us for adding our proportion to the may reports which appear in your Twillingate Sun. It was so dull all the winter until the seals came and aroused the people to their senses, that one would wonder how a man, who had any life, could content himself in such a place.

Laurencetown (Part 2)

But after the seal fishery was over we desired to have some sort of fun, and as before mentioned, we got up a concert, and all seemed to take interest in it, longing for the time to come that they may enjoy the sport. So the 18th, inst.. was appointed for the opening of the same, commencing at (8 p.m.) and when the time arrived the school ground was soon covered with men, women and children. Notwithstanding the very stormy weather, the little schoolroom was comfortable, filled with an appreciative audience. The chair was taken by Mr. William LIDSTONE, JR., who gave a practical and appropriate address in introducing the evening's programme which is as follows: - Address -- By John Bull, (viz.) A.E. HARRIS, Tom Fuddler, (viz.) Eleazer LIDSTONE, interrupting him and ending it as a dialogue. Recitation -- "Little Torments" - Miss Charlotte BROWN. Recitation -- "Fare Thee Well" - Miss Mary DALTON. Dialogue - "Scandal on the Brain" by four girls (viz.) Miss D. LeDREW, Miss L. LeDREW, Miss A. BUTLER, Miss M. PEYTON. Recitation -- "Adventures with a Pig" - Mr. S. LeDREW. Dialogue -- "Ready Answers," Miss P. GILL and Miss Charlotte BROWN.

Laurencetown (Part 3)

Recitation -- "People will Talk," - Miss P GILL. Recitation -- "The Hymn that bore Him Home", - Mrs. Amos BROWN. Recitation -- "A Kiss at the Door" - Mr. Amos BROWN. Dialogue -- "Cannot be Defeated", - Mr. J. HUSSEY and Mr. W. LIDSTONE. Recitation -- "News Boy's Cat," - Wm. H. LIDSTONE. Recitation -- "Wishes of Rich and Poor," - Janie BUTLER. Dialogue -- "Which will you give up," - Mr. HARRIS and Miss M. DALTON. Reading -- "Scandal Monger Jane," - Mr. Wm. LIDSTONE. Song -- "California Brothers," - Mr. Wm. LIDSTONE and Mr. A.E. HARRIS. Recitation -- "Katie's Love Letter", Miss P. DALTON. Dialogue - "A Rose and a Thorn," - Miss P. GILL, Miss C. BROWN and Mr. A.E. HARRIS. Recitation -- "A Dinner and a Kiss," - Miss C. BROWN. Song - "Poor Benny," - Mr. HARRIS and Miss Delphina LeDREW. Address -- Mr. Ephraim BROWN and, singing ..... all brought the concert to a close. All the performers did their part so well that it would be invidious to single out one in particular as having excelled, and hearty cheers were given right through as they stepped on and off the platform. Thanking you for space, I am, yours truly, The So Called Stick.

Seal Fishery (Part 1)

"Letter from Mr. STONE". (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, Permit my correcting and denying in the strongest terms possible the abominably outrageous aspersion, cast upon merchants and traders re the article "Hard on the poor seal hunters" contained in your paper of the 7th ult., as extracted from Evening Telegram, St. John's, March 16th, and which, like false statements, have done and are still doing so much harm to both planter and merchant; the former, believing the same, and hence supposing imposition practised, is tempted to dishonesty in not paying his account for needful supplies advanced, and causing the merchant to withhold such supplies for prosecution of the fisheries. As the falsity of the aforesaid statement upon price of seal skins, implied at least, albeit concealed by the term ordinary, the latest advices from Bristol, quotes the article in question to be 2/6 to 2/9 for young unsaleable, 50 to 55 cents, instead of $1.20 to $1.40, the latter $1.40 cents being in excess of any price yet obtained for young seal skins. The above low figures as quoted for this year, together with extreme low price of oil, $19 per ton for pale, is the real cause for depreciation in the value and price of seal pelts this Spring, and four dollars a cwt. being first given, it was considered by many to be a losing speculation for buyers.

Seal Fishery (Part 2)

The honest and industrious fishermen are in accord with the merchants, knowing full well that one cannot do without the other, and these according to the immutable divine law "Owe no man anything" are almost invariably prosperous, whilst the others are just the reverse, thanks in a great measure, to the false and pernicious teaching of the self style advocates of people's rights. Whatever exorbitant credit charges are made in the trade of the country, chiefly in the benefit of Sealing crews of steamers, and occasional Labrador supplies, are mainly confined to the Capital, where an excess of competition runs cost prices so low, that a higher credit charge is imposed to balance the scale, and thus the great majority of the helpless needy toilers of the sea, are made to suffer for benefit of the few, and instead of merchants being great gainers, as falsely stated by their "grab all propensity", it is only necessary to instance the closing of one of the oldest Newfoundland firms, Stewarts, of Scotland and St. John's, which with an immense stock in trade, together with a vast floating capital for working the same, yet found it impossible to hold their own, and so have withdrawn from the business, causing, no doubt, very considerable and serious embarrassment to their numerous connections in the trade of the country, these together with many other failures of recent date in various parts of the country. Yours, &c., M. STONE. Fogo, April 28, 1894.

Entertainment (Part 1)

"Three Arms Again". (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, It is not often we see anything from Three Arms in print, but we believe you will agree with me that the young people of Three Arms are not at all behind when it comes to concerts, entertainments, etc., and you will excuse us for adding this quote to the many that appear in the fine little paper called the "Sun". On Saturday last it was arranged that a concert should take place in the school house at Three Arms to open at 7 o'clock; but before seven, the seats were all filled with anxious spectators. At 7.30 the screens rose displaying a tastefully adorned platform and the smiling countenances of the performers. Presently the choir, consisting of about ten young ladies and gentlemen, arose and sang the opening hymn. The following is the PROGRAMME: Song, Page 67 Sankey's "Joy Bells" - Choir. Opening Address - James NORRIS. Recitations - "The puzzled Dutchman" - James STRONG. "My Muder-in-law" - John NORRIS. Song - "I hear thee speak of the Better Land" - Choir. Dialogue - "A Pain in the Side". Recitation - "Who made the Speech" - Nellie NORRIS. Song - "The Dying Soldier" - John BATSTONE and Janet WELLS. Recitations - "The Spoony Man and wife" -Fanny WELLS. "Ask Mamma" -Miss BATSTONE. Dialogue - "Something to our advantage". Recitations - "The Foolish Pair" - James NORRIS. "Betsy and I are out" - James STRONG.

Entertainment (Part 2)

"That Lamb of Mary's" - Fanny BATSTONE. Dialogue - "Going on the Train". Recitations "Smiting the Rock" - Miss DEARIN; "Auld Roben Gray" - (Scotch) - Miss Janet WELLS; "The Railroad Crossing" - Thomas STRONG. Dialogue - "Acting the Gossip". March - By the Children. Recitations - "A Bachelor's Appeal" - Corbet BATSTONE; "The Diamond Wedding" - Miss G. STRONG. Dialogue - "Every inch a Gentleman". Song - "Yankee Doodle" by the children. Recitation - "Little Sayings" - Hellen NORRIS. A short exhortation by the Rev. Mr. SNOWBALL (A Darkey's Sermon). Collection for the church. An Address by the Chairman. "God Save the Queen". Much credit is due to Miss Janet WELLS, Miss DEARIN and Miss G. BATSTONE for this very interesting programme. These three young ladies spared neither time nor labor in training the children to speak, act and sing, which they did in a way that was a credit, both to themselves and their teacher. Much thanks is also due to Mrs. J. NORRIS, who very kindly lent screens and chandelier. I must say here that the young people of Three Arms are setting us outsiders an example that it would be good for us to follow, and we hope their labours will be rewarded. Thanking you for space, I am, dear Mr. Editor, One of the Audience. March 29, 1894.

Spring Medicine

"He Walked Out". During the early part of the Juvenile Missionary Meeting held last Tuesday in the North Side Methodist Church, a solitary individual was seen to get up and walk out. As the chairman, Mr. THOMPSON, was at that time addressing the meeting, it was thought by many that this person's political prejudices against Mr. THOMPSON had prompted him to thus distinguish himself. We advise people not to come too hastily to conclusions or judge this "prominent business man" too harshly. It has since been suggested to us that he had taken "spring" medicine, and as the precipitancy of his departure seems to confirm this, we gladly give him the benefit of the doubt. Yours truly, In Loco.

Ship News

The coastal steamer "Grand Lake" leaves St. John's for northern ports of call at 10.30 to-day. It is to be hoped that a favorable change of wind will take place shortly and clear the ice from the coast so that she may be able to get North within a few days.

Ship Arrival

The "Zero", belonging to Josiah MANUEL, Esq., Exploits, arrived from there Thursday morning with three thousand seals to land at E. DUDER's. Not being able to reach the wharf in consequence of the harbor ice, they have commenced taking them on shore over the ice, which is now getting quite feeble in places.

Ship News

The "Windsor Lake," which left St. John's on the 27th ult., for Northern ports of call, got jammed in the ice for several days in Bonavista Bay; and while forcing through, became disabled having broken a shaft, &c. The steamer "Wolf" was on her way to Pool's Island to land her sealing crew, and towed her into that place, since then, the Windsor Lake has been towed back to St. John's.

Seal Net Found

A seal net which was put out in the Bight by Mr. John MITCHARD nearly two months since and which he almost gave up as being lost, was discovered by him on Thursday last with seven old seals in it. A family of fourteen had found their way into the net, but it appeared that seven of them had been nearly all consumed by the sharks or other sea fish and only parts of them remained. The other seven however were all good.

Ship Arrival

The schooner "Water Lily" arrived on Monday with the seals saved from the schooner "Orion," Edward WHITE, master, which was lost off Fogo Island while prosecuting the sealing voyage. At the time of the disaster the Orion was reported with 2,500 seals, 1,300 of which were saved and landed on Turr Rock in the vicinity of Fogo Island. This schooner was owned and fitted out by the firm of E. DUDER. The Water Lily got as far in the harbor as Carter's Head, and the seals were landed from there over the ice.

Ship News

The "Silver Dale", Joseph STUCKLESS, master, and the "Annie Roberts," Isaac POND, master, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, both left on a trading venture the early part of the week, having been ready to start for over a month, but the block of ice prevented them from getting away before. The favorable change of wind the early part of the week, started the ice off, and enabled them to make some progress towards getting North. The former is bound to White Bay, and the latter around this bay. The "Brisk," Job LUTHER, master, from the firm of J.B. TOBIN, also started for White Bay on a similar adventure last Wednesday.


At St. John's, on Monday morning 6th inst., the wife of Mr. W.J. SCOTT, of a son.


At Back Harbor, May 7th, Arthur Beadon, darling child of Mark and Matilda LUTHER, aged 2 years and 4 months.


On the 8th inst., Ceal Terence, darling son of Andrew and Emma LINFIELD, aged 12 months, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

May 19, 1894


"High Opinion of Mr. WOODS at Little Bay". Mr. WOODS, the unseated member for the district of Bay-de-Verde, is held in very high esteem by many of the intelligent and independent electors of Little Bay and we have no doubt, from the unsullied reputation he has always borne, a similar feeling is shared in many other parts of the district. One writer in speaking of him says: "There are men here who would do anything reasonable for him (Mr. WOODS). Aye even to fighting for him. Amongst the number your humble servant. We don't think Mr. WOODS is disgraced, only a martyr to the malice of men void of principle, men who would sacrifice their own fathers for their own selfish ends."


"Extraordinary Conduct for a Colonial Secretary". It appears from the special despatch in our telegraph column that the bye election contest in the district of Bay-de-Verde is assuming quite a lively aspect. Our correspondent informs us that at a public meeting held in Broad Cove, Mr. MORINE attempted to frighten the audience by presenting a revolver, which it is said was afterwards taken from him at Island Cove, and thrown into the sea. We imagine the intelligent electors of that district are not likely to be frightened into supporting the Tory or Mercantile candidates by dastardly acts of this kind, on the part of this adventurer. Such atrocious actions are most extraordinary, for a man holding the responsible position of Colonial Secretary of our colony. Truly, we are a most forbearing people.


"The WHITEWAY Candidates for Bay-de-Verde." The Whiteway candidates for the bye-election in Bay-de-Verde district is Messrs. Sidney WOODS and C. HUTCHINGS, not Mr. MOORES as mentioned in last paper. They have been on the battle ground for ten or twelve days and have met with a great reception in nearly all the places visited, and the latest news from that district, as to their success, is of a most reassuring character. Speaking of their reception at Western Bay, a special despatch from that place to the Evening Telegram of the 11th inst., says :- "The Whiteway candidates received the greatest ovation last night ever seen in Western Bay. Hundreds of people were awaiting their arrival. Continuous volleys from fifty muskets reverberated through the night air. The candidates were called and they addressed the multitudes. WOODS and HUTCHINGS spoke for an hour, amid continued applause. The candidates were borne upon the shoulders of the people to the house where they lodged. The Whiteway element prevails everywhere."

Ship Arrival

The coastal steamer "Grand Lake," capt. DELANEY, arrived here on Wednesday morning, and her appearance was most welcome, this being the first steamer that has visited us this season. She left St. John's Saturday and made very good time, considering that the ice impeded her progress. There was a large quantity of freight for this place and few passengers. Mrs. CURTIS, Mrs. Edward ROBERTS, and Messrs. FITZGERALD, LANGMEAD, Edgar and Aaron VATCHER.

May 26, 1894

Ship News

Copper Steamer for Tilt Cove. The "Australich," Capt. SULLIVAN, is the name of the copper steamer off our harbor the past day or two. She is from Liverpool and bound to Tilt Cove with coal and mining supplies. The steamer was about three miles off yesterday and was boarded by a crew of five men from Crow Head. There were four passengers on the Australich who came on shore with them to await a more favorable time to Tilt Cove. The steamer will be in charge of a pilot from here. She took the ice twenty miles North of Cape John, and saw a great many old seals coming along.

Charity (Part 1)

Subscriptions Acknowledged. An appeal was made to the public some time ago on behalf of Mr. John DOWLAND, of Little Harbor, who earned comparatively little at the fishery last summer, and who was cripple at the time the seals were got here this spring. Consequently, he was in needy circumstances, and solicited help from his fellow fishermen, and we are happy to say, he met with a liberal response. The result which we have been asked to publish is as follows: W.H. LETHBRIDGE, $1.00. Thomas FORD, $1.00. Norman GRAY, .50. Andrew GRAY, .50. W.J. NEWMAN, .50. Geo. BLANDFORD, .50. Arthur ASHBOURN, .50. John W. OWEN, .50. Robert T. GILLINGHAM, .30. G.B. NOTT, .30. James JEANS, .40. Stephen JEANS, .10. A. COLBOURNE, 30. H.L. PIKE, 20. W.W. HODDER, 20. A.E. DWYER, 50. W.T. SKINNER, 20. John W. ROBERTS, 20. Samuel MAIDMENT, 20. John WHITEHORN, 20. Ephriam JACOBS, 30. John BORDON, 20. John ROUGHTENTUFF, 60. George GILLETT, 50. Jonas CLARK, 40. Arthur YOUNG, 50. Elias YOUNG, 30. James WHITEHORN, 20. William HITCHCOCK, 50.

Charity (Part 2)

Jas. D. LOCKYER, 50. Frederick LINFIELD, 40. G.G. WILLIAM, 40. Alfred LACEY, 50. H. PEARCE, 20. A.J. PEARCE, $1.00. Edward ROBERTS, 50. John WHYTE, 20. Frank ROBERTS, 50. George ROBERTS, $1.00. Amos ROSSITER, 20. R.M. DUFF, 20. J.A.S. PEYTON, 20. R. NEWMAN, 20. J.W. MOORES, 40. R.R. RELIEF, 20. Edwin B. COLBOURN, 20. Joseph STRICKLAND, 10. A.B.C., 30. Always in Need, 20. F. STAFFORD, 50. Peter CLARK, 20. Thomas CHURCHILL, 20. S. SKINNER, 50. Shem YATES, 20. John FROWD, 20. Jabez ROBERTS, 20. Arthur HULL, 20. Robert RIDEOUT, 20. Albert ROBERTS, 20. John ROBERTS, 20. John PHILLIPS, 20. Andrew Roberts, sr., 50. Uriah MANUEL, 50. Levi FIFIELD, 50. Edward BRETT, 20. Samuel ANSTEY, 20. Andrew ROBERTS, sr., 40. H.J. PRESTON, 20. Robert BRETT, 20. Arthur W. PRESTON, 50. A.H. MANUAL, 50. Sergeant PATTEN, 20. Thomas ADAMS, 20. James OAKLEY, 20. Frederick WHITE, 20. Poorer Still, 20. Total $27.00. I, the undersigned, desire to thank those that helped me this spring to the above amount, which I have duly received and which was very much needed. I was cripple the time the seals were got, not being able to get our to get any. And I desire to thank the collector especially William YOUNG for taking my case into consideration and acting accordingly. John DOWLAND.

New Schooner

Launch at Batrix Island. On Saturday evening last, Batrix Island was the scene of a large gathering of people at it was understood that a new schooner built for Mr. James BLACKLER was to be launched. It is seldom an event of this kind takes place here and much interest was evinced, especially by the young folks, who were there from various parts of the community. Everything was in readiness and about seven o'clock, when the tide was up, the 'trips' were knocked away, and with the assistance of willing hands the new craft, which was christened the "Lady Blackler, was seen moving along the launchway, to make her obeisance to the briny elements, with which she would afterwards have to contend. From the stately manner in which she glided down towards the water it was thought that it was going to be a most successful launch, but owing to the very shallow water all around that locality, it was found that after her stern took the water, which was not sufficiently deep to float it, it fell in the sand, and this entirely impeded the vessels progress, and everything was at a standstill to the disappointment of the many spectators. She remained in this condition until Monday evening, and that day, the necessary measures were taken for floating her, and with the assistance of a large number of volunteers, it was not long before the Lady Blackler was out in deep water, without sustaining any injury from the mishap of the previous evening. She is a little over forty tons and is a nice looking craft. We congratulate Mr. BLACKLER and hope that much success will attend this new venture.


A few bedlamer seals have been killed off Crow Head the past few days.

Schooner Leaves

The "Six Brothers", James YOUNG, master, left for St. John's on Wednesday with a cargo of oil and skins for E. Duder.


Two or three schooners that left here some time since for the North, only reached as far as Exploits and New Bay, owing to the immense jam of ice in the bay. A copper steamer bound to Tilt Cove was seen off our harbor in the ice on Thursday and yesterday. The bay is completely blocked and there is no probability of her reaching her destination before a change takes place. The prevalence of East and North-East winds, for the past few weeks, have completely blocked our bay with ice and made navigation impossible. It is the latest season that has been known for many years and the outlook is not at all bright. It must be cheerless in the more Northern part of the coast where the people have been shut off from communication by water for five or six months. Let us hope, however, that a bright aspect will soon be presented.

Schooner Arrival

The schooner "Robert Fiddes" belonging to R.SCOTT, Esq., Fogo, arrived from that place on Monday last, for a quantity of seals collected by his branch trade here, and left the following day.

Schooner Arrival

The "Princess May", William CHURCHILL, master, arrived from St. John's on Monday having previously been at Herring Neck. This is the first sailing craft that has reached here from the Metropolis this season. Several others left for the North about the same time but have not yet arrived.

Schooner Arrival

The "Annie Roberts," Isaac FORD, master, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, arrived Sunday morning last, having been away on a trading trip. She was as far as Fortune Harbor, leaving that place last, and brought back 2,100 seals. The various places visited present quite a wintry aspect for so late in the season.


The May number of the Methodist Monthly Greeting, informs us that the Rev. G.C. FRAZER, of Trinity, has received a unanimous invitation from the Grand Bank Quarterly Board to take the pastorate of that church next year, and that he has accepted the same, subject to the approval of the Stationing Committee.

Steamer Delayed

It is now ten days since the coastal steamer "Grand Lake" left here for the other side of the bay, and there has been no news of her having reached Little Bay or the Cape Shore. On Saturday last she was reported to have been in the ice off Leading Tickles and the probability is, that the steamer has been jammed thereabouts, and can neither proceed North nor get this way. It is to be hoped that a favorable change will soon set in, as the present outlook is any thing but cheering.


By Telegraph. House Prorogued Again. WOODS and AYRE Elected for Bay-de-Verde. MERCANTILE TYRANNY Defeats one of the WHITEWAY Candidates. (Special to the Sun) St. John's, May 16. The House of Assembly is prorogued till the thirty-first of May. WOODS and AYRE have been elected for Bay-de-Verde. The returns show - WOODS, 876; HUTCHINGS, 831; AYRE 846; MacPHERSON, 808. It is regarded as a great victory for the WHITEWAY party under the circumstances. The merchants refused supplies, and threatened starvation, unless they voted for AYRE and MacPHERSON. There is greater reason than ever for the people to unite and crush the Tory conspirators. St. John's East and West will return WHITEWAY men, so will all the other districts whose candidates are unseated. The return of Mr. Sydney WOODS amply vindicates Mr. HENRY's reputation. Only for the mercantile influence, both WHITEWAY candidates would have been returned by large majorities. There is a strong feeling of indignation against mercantile tyranny here.

Religious Meeting

Bonavista District. The annual meeting of the Bonavista District is to be held at Greenspond this year, and is set down for about the 14th of June, should the movements of the coastal steamer enable the Northern ministers to get there by that time. The following will be the order of the public services, as given in the last number of the Methodist Monthly Greeting: Thursday, June 14th - Sermon (candidate) at 7a.m. A.E. ROWSON. Educational Meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Rev. H. SCOTT, J.J. WHEATLEY, T. W. ATKINSON. Friday, June 15th - Sermon (candidate) at 7 a.m. - E. JONES. Sustentation fund meeting at 7.30 p.m.. Speakers: Rev. S. RUSSELL, W.H. BROWNING, G.C. FRAZER. Saturday, June 16th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - W.J.. LUSCOMBE. An evangelistic service at 7.30 p.m. Addresses by Revs. Selby JEFFERSON, E. MOORE, and Geo. SONEY, E. JONES. Sunday, June 17th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - W.W. EDMONSON. Sermon: 11 a.m., Rev. Thos. W. ATKINSON. Sabbath school meeting at 3 p.m.. Speakers: Revs. A.E. ROWSON, W.J. LUSCOMBE, W.W. EDMONSON, Samuel John MOSHER. Sermon, Rev. Jabez HILL, at 6.30 p.m. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at 8 p.m. Monday, June 18th - Sermon (candidate) 7 a.m. - S.J. MOSHER. Colportage meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Revs. W.H. DOTCHON, W.J. HUTCHESON, Wm. HARRIS. Tuesday, June 19th - Temperance meeting at 7.30 p.m. Speakers: Revs. A.A. HOLMES, A. STONEY, M. FENWICK, Thos. W. HARWOOD. Collections at the Educational, Colportage and Sustenation Meetings. Jabez HILL, Chariman, G.C. FRAZER, Fin. Sec'y.


On the 23rd inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Jabez HILL, Mr. Walter HAWKINS, of Jenkin's Cove to Miss Mary Jane ANSTEY, of Purcill's Harbor.


On the 24th inst., at the Congregational Church, by the same, Mr. Alexander Edward DWYER of North Side to Miss Louisa HODDER of South Side.


On the same day at the Methodist Parsonage, by the same, Mr. James HINGS of Durrell's Arm to Miss Annie BURT of Wild Cove.

June 2, 1894


Mark CHAPLIN. Fashionable Tailor and Clothier. Water Street, St. John's. Outport and city orders promptly executed, and Self - Measurement cards sent by post to persons desirous of having a real good suit of clothes. A perfect fit guaranteed.

Supreme Court (Part 1)

Supreme Court on Northern Circuit. Thomas BRANSFIELD, vs. Andrew H. BEATTY and the Pyrites Company, Limited. Judgement of Mr. Justice LITTLE. The summons and statement of claim upon which these proceedings rest were issued by the Commissioner at Little Bay, on the 16th day of last August, returnable before this Court at its ensuing sittings on Circuit at that place. The proceedings were in the form of an action of trespass, the plaintiff thereby claiming damages to the amount of $800 by reason of the defendants having, on the 3rd day of the preceding month of July, broken into, pulled down, removed and destroyed a wooden structure or building, erected and completed by the plaintiff on the 26th day of the previous month of June. This building had, from that time up to the committal of the wrongs complained of, been used as a store or shop and dwelling by the plaintiff. The case was partially heard before me without a jury at Little Bay, and, at the instance of the parties, further evidence was taken at Pilley's Island, and a complete and satisfactory view had of the locus or the site on which the building had been erected and of the environments. It would appear from the evidence, that plaintiff was a trader or dealer, carrying on a small case and barter business along the coast and between the different harbors and settlements in the vicinity of Pilley's Island. The defendant (BEATTY) is the agent and superintendent of the defendant company, who are the proprietors of extensive mining rights, particularly at Pilley's Island, where important mining operations are being extensively prosecuted by them.

Supreme Court (Part 2)

The plaintiff, having informed Mr. BEATTY of his desire and intention to establish himself in the locality to carry on a small business in groceries and other goods, inquired of defendant if there would be any objection on the part of the company to his building a small store on or near the particular place selected by him for that purpose, abutting on the waters of the harbor. It would then appear that from the conversation thus had, the plaintiff was led to believe that no substantial objection existed to his undertaking, and early in the month of June he commenced and completed the intended structure. The spot or place so indicated, was situated on the North side, and in a curve or bend of the shore at Saltwater Pond, which forms the harbor of Pilley's Island. Here he (plaintiff) drove and sunk a number of piles in the landwash or shore extending into the harbor, and about five or six feet from the water side of a main road, leading from the mining establishments, by and apast this curve. These piles, it was stated on evidence, were continued out into the harbor, beyond low water, and upon them his building was constructed. The beams, or sills, were stated to be thirteen feet long, extending over the piles from the line of shore abutting the road referred to. The height of the store from the sills to the wall plate on one side was about eight feet. This small structure stood about five feet from the side of the road, and was reached by a platform extending therefrom, to the door way.

Supreme Court (Part 3)

The waters of the harbor, or "Saltwater Pond," at times flowed up to the embankment, the outer piles being, as alleged, outside of low water mark. The building being completed, plaintiff occupied and carried on his business in it on or before the 28th of June, and shortly after, received a notice form the defendant, requiring him to proceed no further with his work and to remove the building from the locality in which it stood. No grounds were given, or cause assigned for this required removal, and shortly after, for the purposes of his business, he visited Tilt Cove, and on his return found that, by defendant BEATTY's orders, and under his personal supervision, the building, piles and platform were torn down and removed. The plaintiff deposed that he had in the store, at the time of its demolition and removal, about $120 worth of goods, and of these, there had been saved articles of the value of $25. Plaintiff, on leaving for Tilt cove left his son, aged about 16 years, in charge of his shop and place. The plaintiff also deposed, that it was by his own labour and his son's, and that of a handy man, the building was erected. That the materials composing the buildings were rendered useless and of no value to him, by reason of the manner in which it had been demolished. In his evidence he gives an approximate value of these materials, and states, that from that time, up to the trial, he had been unable to carry on any trade or business, but had continued a small barter business on the same coast.

Supreme Court (Part 4)

The defendant admitted the tearing down and removal of these articles, but stated that the materials of which they were constructed were left on the road side for plaintiff. Also, that the few articles composing the stock in trade of the plaintiff were of very little value, and were not lost to him or carried away by the defendant, but left on the road to be taken away by plaintiff's son, if he were desirous of saving them; but it was stated, that notwithstanding this, he declined doing so, and that they were there uninjured and intact. The defence mainly rested on the grounds that plaintiff, without permission or leave, expressed or implied from the defendants, or by any shadow of right, had trespassed on the lands of the place indicated, and before doing so was made aware by the defendant, BEATTY, of the rights of the defendant company in the premises. It was claimed by them, that by virtue and force of the terms of the grants and leases obtained and held by them, and their predecessors in title from the Crown, or the Government of this Island, that the lands of that part of Pilley's Island, and the land and the waters of Salt Pond, forming the harbor and the shores enclosing it, became the sole and exclusive property of the defendant company. In support of this position was subsequently received in evidence a mining grant, purporting to have been issued under the Great Seal of this Island, to the members of the defendant company, on the 20th day of December 1888. Under this document, as stated, it is claimed that the lands, shores and (public) waters in question, vested in and became the sole and exclusive property of the defendant company.

Supreme Court (Part 5)

The evidence on the part of the defence was only recently closed, it having been considered necessary to obtain further testimony in relation to the exact boundaries of the property of the company, and to locate with precision the place on which they alleged the trespass was stated to have been committed. This having closed the evidence of both sides, I heard counsel, in argument, fully upon the questions, and all the contentions relative to the manner in which plaintiff entered into possession, erected his building, and was deprived of its use. And then in view of the importance of the questions raised in the claim of title by defendant Company, under their grants and the interests public and private, involved in the adjudication thereon, and as it appeared that the judgement so rendered would form the subject of appeal; it was agreed between counsel, with my approval, that I would here, finally ascertain and assess the amount of the damages suffered by the plaintiff on the occasion complained of; and that the greater and more important question of the validity, force and effect of the grants and documentary evidence relied on by the defendant company should, under order of this Court, be reserved and submitted to the adjudication of the Supreme Court at a special hearing to be obtained by Counsel for that purpose. Whilst approving of this proposed course of procedure, I cannot allow the matter to pass away from this Court, without recording the opinion formed at the close of the defence, and subsequently, verbally expressed by me, in stating the conclusion at which I had arrived upon the question of damages.

Supreme Court (Part 6)

An expression of opinion at such a time may appear to have been somewhat premature, in view of the future hearing of the matter as arranged for; but having completed the evidence, and heard the arguments of Counsel upon their whole case, I considered it timely and proper to state that, in my judgement, it would be found that the defence resting upon the title claimed under these grants to an exclusive and absolute right over the shores and waters in question would be found untenable. I should, under the circumstances, regard any such claim or title as being directly opposed to and in contravention of the provisions or certain well known Imperial Acts relative to the use and occupation of the coasts of this Island for the general purposes of our fisheries. These statutable provisions are express and unqualified in their terms, and clearly prescribe the extent and nature of the claims that may be acquired on that part of the public domain. The meaning and application of the terms of these statutes have also, on several occasions, been submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Court of this Colony, as will be found on reference to our early Law Reports. It will be found on reference to the reported cases of those times that, under the rulings and decisions of the Court on this subject, no such claim or right as the present was recognised. The granting of it would be regarded as contrary to public policy and in derogation of the rights secured by statute, to those of the public immediately engaged in the prosecution of our fisheries. The exercise of these rights of fishery and the use of portions of our sea-board therefore, need not conflict with the use of our public lands for the prosecution of mining and other great industries.

Supreme Court (Part 7)

It will also be found that the shores and the navigable waters of our harbors cannot be alienated in the manner and under the conditions contended for. Assuming this to be the principle to be observed, and regulating the granting of titles to such lands, it may reasonably be concluded that the grant of such a title by the Executive Government, unauthorised by legislative enactment, would be ultra vires. However, further comment is unnecessary in relation to this part of the case. The parties, after submitting their contentions thereon to the consideration of the Supreme Court, will have from that body, a full and well considered judgement, determining and settling, so far, the issues raised in this proceeding. Aside then, from the points so reserved, we must express regret that (the) defendants did not have recourse to their remedy at law, for the removal of the building and assertion of their alleged title, instead of violently and summarily demolishing the structure, and ejecting the plaintiff in the manner and under these circumstances deposed to. The pulling down of an erection by a party, who has the right to the place on which it stood, and who has been unlawfully interfered with in the exercise of his right by such erection, has in several cases been held justifiable, - see JAMES vs. HAYWARD, 5 Rep.; MASON vs. C.....; 2 Mod, 65; ARLETT vs. ELLES, 7 B. & C.' PENNY vs. FITZHOWE, 8 A, & E., p. 774. But where a building is occupied by the party alleged to be trespassing, it is obvious the act done may be calculated in the highest degree, to excite violence and a breach of the Peace, and the law will not permit any person to pursue his remedy at such risks.

Supreme Court (Part 8)

We have, moreover, in this connection, to consider the statement frequently deposed to at the trial, and not wholly rebutted by the explanatory evidence on the defendants, entry was made with the knowledge and apparent assent of defendants; and that, at the time of the demolition, plaintiff's son, for his own safety, was obliged to abandon the house. The defendants, relying on the strength of their title and claim, to and over the place or site upon which the erection stood, regarded the plaintiff as a trespasser (initio ?) and, after notifying him of their intention to remove the structure, they forcible entered upon the place and pulled down and demolished the building and erections of the plaintiff, who was consequently obliged to abandon them and the materials used in constructing them. From the evidence, I must find in favour of the plaintiff; and as to the question of damages, from the evidence particularising his losses, I consider he has been directly and substantially damaged by the acts of the defendants in the premises, to the extent of two hundred and thirty dollars, and that he will be entitled to have judgement entered accordingly. Mr. EMERSON, Q.C., for plaintiff; Mr. HORWOOD and Mr. MORRISON for defendants. Judges' Chambers, St. John's, 6th February, 1894.


EDISON is now at work on a plan to grease the sides of ships, so that they will slip through the water more readily. He says the friction of salt water and its constituents, are much more than is generally believed, and if he can only do what he is trying to do, the "Campania" can make the voyage between New York and Liverpool in four days.

The Courts (Part 1)

Important Judgement by Mr. Justice LITTLE. On our first page to-day we reprint from the Royal Gazette a very important judgement given by Mr. Justice LITTLE some time ago on a case from Pilley's Island, that came before the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit last year, in which Thomas BRANSFIELD was plaintiff, and the Pyrites Company defendants, and which was decided in favour of the former. It was an action for damages taken by Mr. BRANSFIELD against the Pyrites Company for the pulling down of a structure, which he had erected on property, which was alleged to belong to the said company, who according to the terms of a grant issued to them while the THORBOURN government was in power, claim the exclusive right to the shores and waters of Pilley's Island. His Lordship, however, takes a different view of the question, as may be seen from the able judgement, which we publish in full on another page for the benefit of our readers in that part of the district, who may be especially interested in the result of the case. Touching on the important feature of "exclusive rights" his lordship remarks:-- "Having completed the evidence and heard the arguments of Counsel upon their whole case, I considered it timely and proper to state that, in my judgement, it would be found that the defence resting upon the title claimed under these grants, to an exclusive and absolute right over the shores and waters in question, would be found untenable.

The Courts (Part 2)

I should, under the circumstances, regard any such claim or title as being directly opposed to, and in contravention of the provisions or certain well known Imperial Acts relative to the use and occupation of the coasts of this Island, for the general purposes of our fisheries. These statutable provisions are express and unqualified in their terms, and clearly prescribe the extent and nature of the claims that may be acquired on that part of the public domain. The meaning and application of the terms of these statutes have also, on several occasions, been submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Court of this Colony, as will be found on reference to our early Law Reports. It will be found on reference to the reported cases of those times that, under the rulings and decisions of the Court on this subject, no such claim or right as the present was recognised. The granting of it would be regarded as contrary to public policy and in derogation of the rights secured by statute to those of the public, immediately engaged in the prosecution of our fisheries. The exercise of these rights of fishery and the use of portions of our sea-board therefore, need not conflict with the use of our public lands for the prosecution of mining and other great industries. It will also be found that the shores and the navigable waters of our harbors cannot be alienated in the manner and under the conditions contended for. Assuming this to be the principle to be observed, and regulating the granting of titles to such lands, it may reasonably be concluded that the grant of such a title by the Executive Government unauthorised by legislative enactment, would be ultra vires.

Two Serious Accidents

Mr. James PIKE met with a very serious accident one day this week. He was in the act of cleaving fuel, when the axe turned one side, taking the left foot, and almost severing the first toe from it. His sister also met with a very painful accident. While she was cutting bread to make a poultice for her brother, the knife slipped and nearly cut the thumb from her left hand. The doctor, who was on the spot at the time, immediately dressed the wound, having to put several stitches in her hand. We learn that both are now doing well.


Mr. THOMPSON M.H.A., left here last Saturday for St. John's via Burnt Bay.


A New York man attempted suicide by drinking carbolic acid the other day, because his wife "talks too much."

Ship News

The steamer "Australich," which has been jammed in the ice off Long Point for the past week, arrived safely in the harbor as far as Wild Cove last evening, and will remain here until the ice clears off, so as to allow her to cross the bay to Tilt Cove.

Ship News

The coastal steamer "Grand Lake", Capt. DELANEY, on her way South, was sighted early yesterday morning making her way through the ice between Exploits and Long Point, but could not succeed in getting down, and last evening she was about two miles off Crow Head. Nearly ever since leaving here, the Grand Lake has had to contend with ice, and it was with great difficulty that she succeeded in getting around the Bay so far.

The Railway (Part 1)

"The Coming Route". The matter of the line of railway, at present under construction in this colony by the Messrs. REID, is pleasing to notice, continuing to engage the attention of the Provincial press. The North Sydney Herald, in recently making reference to the subject says: "the road will be completed to Port-au-Basques by the close of the year, and it is expected that the contractor will succeed in establishing the proposed line of steamers from this port to connect with the Railway". A Newfoundland correspondent, alluding to the proposed scheme, says that the steamers will run three times a week each way, and carry mails, passengers and freight. At present the mails from Halifax are sometimes fortnightly and sometime weekly, so that a regular mail service three times a week would be a great improvement and would affect a very great saving to the colony. The advantages to business men would be very important. A great increase in the amount of business between Newfoundland and Canada would follow. Ultimately, when the Canadian fast steamers are in operation, the whole of the mails would come by this route, and the present large sums, given as subsidies for ocean steam services, would be no longer needed.

The Railway (Part 2)

A saving of, from fifty to one hundred thousand dollars a year, might thus be accomplished. Once this line is completed, there will be a steady influx of visitors and tourists during the summer, to enjoy our splendid scenery, and escape from the fierce heat of Canada and the States. It is evident this new line of railway, under the energetic management of Mr. R.G. REID, will revolutionise matters in the ancient colony, and quicken its life-pulses. It is stated that the Dominion Government have responded favorably to the application for a subsidy, and there is little doubt that the Newfoundland Government will also aid; so that the first class line of steamers will be placed on the route, making the passage in a few hours. In relation to the above, little remains to be said further than, it is satisfactory to find our well-informed contemporaries taking such an intelligent interest in the project, which, it is ardently to be hoped, in the best interests of all concerned, may soon be an accomplished fact.

June 9, 1894

Exploits (Part 1)

Dear Mr. Editor:-- Late numbers of your paper seem pregnant with reports of concerts in different parts of our district, so much so that we almost fear being accused of imposition, were we to forward a lengthy article re an entertainment held here on May-day. Notwithstanding that, another meeting was being held in Butt's Cove by certain recent arrivals - "Salvashioners"; - and the usual curiosity consequent thereon, the largest building procurable (e.g.,) Methodist School-room was comfortably filled; and receipts fully gratified, those on whom the onerous part of the affair devolved. It is unnecessary to comment as to the manner in which the different pieces were rendered, suffice to say that though some may have excelled, yet all did their best, which fact of itself, contributed in no small degree to harmony and success. The proceeds amounting to $15.00 are to aid in renovating the interior of our esteemed Minister's home. After the contents of the programme were disposed of, a vote of thanks to Miss Belle PIERCE, proposed by Mr. W. BRADLEY, and supported on behalf of the audience by Mr. Jabez MANUEL, was unanimously carried. This young lady is to be congratulated for the efficient manner in which she presided at the organ and conducted the singing. After the building was cleared, the performers with a few choice friends were provided gratuitously with a sumptuous supper, the catering being done by a few interested ladies, who proved themselves to be no amateurs of heart. By request, the affair was repeated on the evening of Thursday 3rd inst., for the benefit of widow RIDEOUT. The same programme, with but few alterations, was gone through and was, it is needless to say, as liberally patronised as on the previous evening. Subjoined is the PROGRAMME:

Exploits (Part 2)

Song - "Red, White and Blue" - whole company. Prologue - Master Ford MANUEL. Dialogue - "The Inhuman Monster." Song and Chorus - "Sailing" - Messrs. PIERCE, SCEVIOUR and BRADLEY. Recitation - "The Collegian and the Porter" - Mr. J.M. LACEY. Dialogue - "The Three Little Fools". Song - "In the Gloaming" - Miss Janet MANUEL. Recitation - "On Promotion to H.M.S. 'Argus' " - Mr. Harry SCEVIOUR. Dialogue - "Imps of the Trunk-room". Song - "The Two Lives" - whole company. Reading - "Hezekiah Bedott" - Mr. E.W. BRADLEY. Song - "The Gypsies Warning" - Mr. F. PEARCE. Recitation - "The loss of the North Star" - Mr. Dick MANUEL. Dialogue - "Courtin' Melinda". Song and Chorus - "Take me Home" - Mr D.W. BRADLEY. Reading - "Fun on Aesthetics" - Mr. Victor PURCHASE. Song - "Better Luck Tomorrow" - whole company. Recitation - "The Three Warnings" - Mrs. D.W. BRADLEY. Song - "The Golden Shore" - Mr. Caleb MANUEL. Dialogue - "Sloman's Angel". Song - "Home Sweet Home" - whole company. Address - by the Manager. "God Save the Queen". B.

Ship Arrival

The "Jubilee", S. NEWMAN, arrived from St. John's on Monday last with a load of provisions, &c., for J.B. TOBIN.

Ship Departure

The "Sunrise", J. BUTT [?], sailed on Tuesday for St. John's with 7,000 seal skins and fifteen tons seal oil for the firm of J.B. TOBIN.

Ship Arrival

The "Valkyrie" arrived from Burnt Bay Monday with a load of fire wood. Mr. Fred LINFIELD who came from St. John's to Burnt Bay by train, was a passenger by her.


The Jeanie, Endurance, Minnot Light, Terra Nova, Six Brothers, and Mary Parker arrived from St. John's this week, bringing provisions, salt, coals, &c., for the different mercantile firms. The "Five Brothers" arrived on Wednesday and the "Blooming Queen" today. "Notre Dame" sails to-morrow. The "Elystons" is loading and will be ready to leave about Saturday.

Ship Repairs

The broken wing of the steamer "Austerlitz" propeller, was replaced by a new one Tuesday morning, and she started for Tilt Cove same day, but meeting with ice off Long Point had to return, and left again Thursday morning.

Arrival of Ships

The trading schooners "Albert", H. MEDDLETON of Nipper's Harbor, and "Notre Dame", R. QUIRK, of Fortune Harbor, arrived here last Saturday evening, the "Minnie Ha Ha", T. THISTLE, of Triton, on Monday, and the "Vanderville", J. NEWMAN on Tuesday, each bringing a load of seals.


The funeral of the late Mrs. YOUNG took place last Sunday afternoon in the South Side Methodist Church, before a large congregation, when a forcible and practical sermon was preached by the Rev. J. HILL, choosing as his text "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment," Hebrews 9 chapter, 27 verse.


The steamer "Windsor Lake", Capt. DRAKE, from St. John's reached this port Thursday evening. She had a large freight which took considerable time in landing. Her trip extends as far as Griquet, and if not prevented by ice, may be expected returning South next Wednesday. The following were among the passengers on leaving St. John's: Bay-de-Verde - Mrs. BENSON. Catalina - Mr. FORSEY, Capt. TILLEY. Bonavista - J.W. DAY and child, Mr. A. TILLEY. Fogo - Mr. STEVENSON. Twillingate - Mr. BEMISTER, Mr. PERLIN. Tilley's Island - Mr. ANDERSON. Tilt Cove - Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. PINK, Mr. SYLVERTON.


Our Hardy Fishermen And How They are Treated by the Tory Merchants. In no country in the world is there a class of men treated with such shameful injustice as our fishermen. They form the vast majority of our people; they pay almost the whole of the revenue. The Tory merchants are willing to do something for every class except them. Whatever is done for any class has to be paid by them, and yet for them nothing is done; and their interests are completely neglected. However, the fishermen have the remedy in their own hands, and they are fools if they do not use it. If they want justice, let them restore the WHITEWAY Party to power. They need hope for no justice from this Tory Government. The merchants own it. It is not enough that the fishermen should be robbed by an unjust system of overcharges. But nothing is done in any way by the Tory merchants, with whom they deal, to encourage them. In March, 1887, a bill was introduced to punish any fishermen with six months imprisonment with hard labor, if he sold his fish to any one but the merchant who supplied him. Thus you could not sell your fish for cash to one man and pay your account in cash to the merchant, without being put in jail for six months. The WHITEWAY Government did away with that piece of gross injustice. We are informed that MUNN & Co., of Harbor Grace are offering their sharemen and servants such miserable terms, as to leave them nothing for the winter, no matter how good the voyage may be. Truly, the poor man's lot under the Tory Government is a miserable one in the fullest acceptance of the term. Evening Telegram


House Destroyed by Fire on Portugal Cove Road. A cottage on Portugal Cove Road occupied by Judge CONROY, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning. Its contents were destroyed and the inmates barely escaped.


The following is an extract from a private letter received from Fogo: - "During the past week, there has been quite a number of young seals got here with the gun; the nets also had quite a few. John MILLER had in one net, one young harp, and one shark, which, when cut open, was found to have swallowed one codfish, one flatfish and one sculpin. June 8th.

Ship News

Four copper steamers were at Seldom-Come-By Thursday awaiting for the ice to clear off so as to get to Pilley's Island and Tilt Cove.


On the 15th March, at Redeburg, Dresden, Germany, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Sarah, the beloved wife of F. H HACKER, Esq., formerly Civil Engineeer at Bett's Cove and Little Bay, and daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq., Sub-Collector, Little Bay, aged 31 years.


AYRSHIRE ROSE. All House-keepers should use "Ayrshire Rose" FLOUR. This popular brand is now admitted by the trade to be the Best All-Round Family Flour offered to the public. Every Barrel Guaranteed. For Sale by all Dealers. ROGHWELL and BOWRING St. John's, Sole Agents.

June 19, 1894


To the Rev. Thomas W. HARWOOD. Dear Sir:- We, the undersigned, holding official positions in the Methodist churches of Twillingate, having with no small amount of surprise, learnt that you have decided on leaving us for some other spheres of Ministerial labor, cannot conscientiously let you depart from our midst, without expressing the regret we feel at the step you have thought proper to take. Your sojourn here with us has been very brief; yet in looking back at the past few months, we are thankful for the refreshing seasons we have realised, while sitting under your ministration of the "Word." Your ministerial talent, and the faithful discharge of your responsible duties, with your upright walk and conversation, has deservedly won the esteem, not only of ourselves, and the two large Methodist congregations of this place, but also, so far as we know, of the entire community. Our best wishes and prayers follow you wherever your lot may be cast. May the great Head of the Church go with and abide with you, richly blessing you with the Spirit of Wisdom, of Love, of Power, and of a Sound Mind, and thus you will, we trust, be successful in gathering into the fold, the "Sheep for whom the Shepherd died." Samuel ROBERTS, (L.P), John MINTY, sr., Frank ROBERTS, James SMITH, George GILLETT, Elijah KENDELL, Thomas LINFIELD, Elias WHEELER, Matthias HAYWARD, Abraham YOUNG, sr. Peter SAMWAYS, Philip RIDEOUT, Robert DOVE, Josiah ROBERTS, J.P. THOMPSON.

Ship News

Four copper steamers, three for Pilley's Island and one for Tilt Cove, passed our harbor last Sunday morning.


There is quite a display of bunting to-day in honor of the M.H.A.s for this district who arrived per "Virginia Lake."

Ship Passengers

The following were passengers by the "Virginia Lake" from St. John's: -- Mrs. TOBIN, Misses TOBIN (2), Hon. Mr. GOODRIDGE, Messrs. KNIGHT, R. WHITE and THOMPSON.

Shipping News

A large number of Southern craft, on their way to Labrador, are now in port awaiting a favorable time to proceed North. The schooner "K.T.A.", Alex. GILLISPIE, left here for St. John's this morning taking a load of seal skins and oil from the firm of J.B. TOBIN. The schooners "Notre Dame," "Edystone", and "Minnie E. Strong", arrived from St. John's this week, bringing freight for the firms of R.D. HODGE, J.B.TOBIN and others. The steamer "Windsor Lake", Capt. DRAKE, arrived from the North Wednesday morning. She was prevented from getting any farther than Tilt Cove owing to the heavy jam of ice. After the usual detention she proceeded on her way South. The "Virginia Lake', Capt. TAYLOR, (whom we are pleased to welcome here for the first time this season) being chartered by the firm of E. DUDER, arrived from St. John's last evening with a load of oil casks and provisions for the branch establishment here. The steamer takes back seal oil and skins, and will be leaving this evening. The proprietor of this old and honorable establishment, John E. DUDER, Esq., came on a visit to his business firm by her.

Baccalieu Light

Mr. R. WHITE, of the Light House Department, arrived per "Virginia Lake" for the purpose of visiting Baccalieu to see which is the most desirable part of it on which to build a light house which would be a great boon to craft going to and returning from the South. Fifty thousand dollars out of the surplus revenue were set apart by the WHITEWAY government in the session of 1893, for the erection of light houses, and Baccalieu is one of the favored places on which one is to be built.


On June 2nd, at the Methodist Parsonage, South Side, Mr. Philip CHURCHILL, of Farmer's Arm, to Miss Mary Ann MINTY of Durrill's Arm.


on June 7th, at the same place, Mr. Samuel CHAPPLE, of Kettle Cove to Miss Mary Jane MORGAN of the North Side.


On June 11th at the same place, Mr. John COOPER, of the South Side, to Miss Harriet Ann BURT of Friday's Bay.


On June 1st Mr. Adam POND, an old and respected resident of Farmer's Arm, aged 82 years.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. June 14 - Galatea, CROSS, Cadiz, 100 tons salt. - E. DUDER.

June 23, 1894

Shipping News

The steamer "Selvia" left St. John's for Pilley's Island on Wednesday, to load with iron pyrites for New York. The steamer "Polino" arrived from Montreal on Monday, with flour for Messrs OWEN & EARLE. She was at Fogo before coming here and landed part of her cargo there. The steamer also called at St. John's before coming North. The first foreign arrival in our port for this season was on Saturday last, the "Nikita," Capt. KANDES from Cadiz, with a cargo of salt for Messrs. OWEN & EARLE. The "Lucie", Capt. GAUTESEN, also arrived on Thursday from the same place with another cargo of salt for same firm. The coastal steamer "Virginia Lake', Capt. TAYLOR, arrived Thursday morning from the South with mails, passengers and freight for Northern ports. She left again after the usual detention, intending to go as far as Griquet. This is the first time that one of the coastal steamers has attempted to go North of Cape John this season and it must be a welcome sight to the people along that coast to witness the appearance of one after being cut off from all communication by water for so many months.

Supply Minister

The Rev. W.W. EDMONSON came here per "Virginia Lake" to supply during the absence of Rev. J. HILL to Conference.

Ship News

Several of our craft have started for White Bay and the French Shore to try their luck before fitting out for the Labrador.


We learn that a schooner called the "Rose" has been wrecked lately, and that forty-three men who were at Lascie, will be taken South by the "Virginia Lake".

Ship Towed

The "Galatea," Capt. CROSS, belonging to the firm of E. DUDER, was towed from Herring Neck on Thursday by the steamer "Fleta", having been there to discharge part of her cargo of salt.


The Methodist Conference opens in George Street Church, St. John's, on Monday next, the 25th inst. The Rev. Dr. CARMEN, of Canada, is expected to be present during the sessions of Conference.


Several craft, trading in White Bay and French Shore have arrived here with their seals the past week, all of which have been purchased by the firm of E. DUDER. Over forty thousand will have been landed to this firm and manufactured this season.

Visiting Clergy

The Rev. W. HARRIS, wife and two children, arrived here per "Virginia Lake" to spend a little while with their friends, and we are pleased to welcome them back for a while. Mr. HARRIS has been stationed at Wesleyville the past three years and will now be going to another circuit.

The Fishery

There were upwards of two hundred sail of Southern craft in port on Sunday last. They were bound to the Northern fishing grounds and the favorable change of wind Monday morning, enabled them to proceed on their journey, and by breakfast time nearly the whole of them had taken their departure. We hope those hardy toilers of the sea will be amply rewarded by procuring a bountiful harvest during the fishing season.

Cemetery Visit

On Sunday last we paid a visit to the Church of England Cemetery and noticed that several new and handsome head-stones have been erected there since our last visit, to mark the final resting-place on earth of some of our departed friends. One stone - a massive white marble - caught our special notice. It is of the regulation height, and is eight inches in thickness. It is a splendid piece of sculpture, executed by Mr. James McINTYRE, and erected to the memory of the late Mr. George GADEN. The grounds are in splendid order, and Mr. A. LUSH, the care-taker, deserves credit for the appearance of "God's Acre" under his charge. - St. John's Times, June 6.


At Carter's Cove, on the 7th inst., after a tedious illness, Mr. Thomas FARR, aged 48 years.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. June 16 - "Nikita", KANDES, Cadiz, 100 tons salt - OWEN & EARLE. June 18 - "Polino", LaCHANCE, Montreal, via Fogo, provisions - OWEN & EARLE. June 21 - "Lucie", GAUTESEN, Cadiz, 177 tons salt - OWEN & EARLE. Cleared. June 18 - "Polino", LaCHANCE, Cow Bay, ballast, - Captain.

Notice to Mariners

NEWFOUNDLAND LIGHTS. (No.1, 1894) To Mariners. Notice is hereby given, that it is intended to alter the light at Harbor Grace Island. Dangerous founders of the cliffs, being of frequent occurrence, thus more and more circumscribing the small area around the buildings, it is considered unsafe to continue resident Keepers on the Island, and it being desirable that a light should still be continued there, it has been determined to remove the revolving light and to substitute an occulting light capable of continuous operation without constant attendance. The work will be commenced July 1st, and the new light will be exhibited as quickly as possible, of which further notice will be issued. While the work is being done, a red duplex light will be exhibited nightly. (By order), Geo. W. MEWS, Secretary. Board of Work's Office, St. John's, Nfld., June 1894.

June 30, 1894

Masonic Meeting

An Emergency Meeting of the "Twillingate" Lodge, F. & A.M., was held on Thursday evening, when the officers for the ensuing year were installed by Past Master GRAY, through dispensation from the Provincial Grand Master, the Hon. Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, K.C.M.G. The officers are as follows: Bro. N. PATTEN, W.M. Bro. Charles MAYNE, W.W. Bro. Rev. R. TEMPLE, Chaplain, Bro. A.E. DWYER, Treasurer. Bro. Geo. ROBERTS. Secretary. Bro. R. RYALL, Sr. Dean. Bro. E. SWEETLAND, Jr. Dean. Bro. W. BAIRD, Steward. Bro. A. MANUEL, Steward. Bro. S.C. THOMPSON, Steward. Bro. Walter HODDER, O.T.

Shipwreck (Part 1)

The Schooner "Rose". Twelve Souls Meet with Watery Graves. When the coastal steamer "Virginia Lake" called here going South Monday night, she had on board the crew of the schr. "Rose," whose loss was casually referred to in our last issue. The particulars of the sad disaster are these: The Rose, Henry GOSS, master, of Spaniard's Bay, was going to Labrador to prosecute the Summer's fishery, and was taking to the coast a number of freighters - sixty-two persons in all. On Sunday evening, the 17th inst, she was running along with a strong breeze of free wind, a dense fog prevailing at the time, and when about eight or ten miles off Partridge Point, in White Bay, she ran into a large pan of ice, and in less than ten minutes the craft went to the bottom, and twelve souls were hurried into eternity, namely: eight men, two women and two children. It is said that the consternation on board at the time was something frightful. When she struck several managed to get on the pan of ice over the jibboom. Boats were instantly put over her side and all possible speed was made to save as many as possible by landing them on the ice floe not far distant. A number of women and small children were saved by being in a boat on deck, and when the water rose over the schooner it floated clear of the wreckage, and they were safely landed on the ice.

Shipwreck (Part 21)

Some of the crew were struggling in the water and those who could keep themselves afloat long enough were rescued, but sad to relate, twelve met with watery graves. Fortunately, soon after the last one of the rescued parties had landed on the pan of ice, a schooner belonging to Catalina was sighted and she went to their assistance, took the poor unfortunate crew and passengers on board and landed them at LaScie, where they were cared for until the Virginia Lake called for them. The disaster is a very sad one for all concerned. These fishermen with their families are in very poor circumstances and, in addition to losing their summer's voyage, they are deprived of nearly everything they possessed, as they had no time to save anything, and the most of them, we were informed, are returning home without a stitch of clothing other than what they had on when rescued. The men drowned belonged to Spaniard's Bay and Upper Island Cove, and their names are: Ebenezer GOSSE, married, John CRANE, married, William CLIFFORD, married, John COOMBS, married, Simon McKENZIE, single, Samuel HUDSON, married, Jacob GOSSE, married, Augustus GOSSE, married. The last two were brothers and were about 21 to 23 years of age respectively.

New Bay

Letter from New Bay. June 22nd. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: - Will you accept a few notes from your humble servant: On the 4th of May Mr. John MOORS had his schooner launched; she is called "Julia". She will not go on the Labrador this summer as she is not finished. There was no excitement at all on the arrival of Mr. GOODRIDGE's schooner as stated in the Evening Herald, of the 11th inst. There was not a flag hoisted and everything was as quiet as at any other time. Some little while ago the chairman of the Methodist Board of Education placed a book in the hands of certain parties, who sent a boy around to get the names of all who were in favor of a new day school teacher. As the majority did not want a change, a petition was drawn up at the request of the people, and signed by more than two thirds of the fathers and guardians of children, and forwarded to the Board, who simply ignored the two thirds and granted the wish of the one third. There is no sign of fish as yet. Those putting up lobsters are doing fairly well, so I am told. Yours Sincerely, P. MOORS


Mr. MURRAY Declares Himself an Out and Out Whitewayite. (Special to the Evening Telegram) Channel, June 22. The SS. "St. Pierre" arrived here yesterday and the SS. "Harlaw" this morning from Halifax. The Herald is jubilant over the unseating and disqualification of MURRAY. Last night MURRAY held a public meeting which proved a grand success. He declared himself an out and out Whitewayite. He intends using all his influence for the WHITEWAY candidate, which this district is strongly in favor of. No other need apply. Resolutions will be forwarded for publication later.


From Placentia. (Special to the Evening Telegram) Placentia, June 23. The majority of the voters here and in this district generally support the people of St. John's in refusing to pay duty, as the Revenue Bill has expired. The universal cry is, "Let the Governor at once dismiss his present advisors." They call themselves a Government, and yet they are afraid to issue writs for bye-elections. According to law, they must come before the people sooner or later. Matters will stand as folly at the worst. When the writs are issued there will be thirteen seats to be filled, which means that the people shall rule. The Tories are forcing the Bribery and corruption Act to the bitter end, at the same time completely ignoring the Election Act, because they know, if the election would take place, they would be hurled from their temporary power by the indignant people.


Codfish have been very scarce around here up to date, and the outlook is not at all cheering. Caplin have made their appearance around our shores the past week and considerable quantities have been taken.

Shipping News

The English schooner "Western Lass," Captain BARTLETT arrived on Thursday to the firm of J.B. TOBIN, with 185 tons Cadiz salt. The "K.T.A.", Alex. GILLISPIE, master, returned from St. John's on Thursday with a full cargo merchandise for the firm of J.B. TOBIN. This schooner left St. John's Tuesday evening and had a nice time along. The schooner "Jenie", J.W. ROBERTS, master, arrived from St. John's Wednesday evening, making a quick run having left there the previous morning. We are indebted to Mr. ROBERTS for late local papers from which extracts will be found in to-days issue. The Jeanie's cargo was chiefly for Tilt Cove and she left for there this morning.

Methodist Conference

The annual Methodist Conference met at St. John's on Tuesday last. Dr. MILLIGAN has been elected President for the coming year. According to the first draft of stations the Rev. L. CURTIS, B.A., and Rev. W. EDMONDSON have been put down for this circuit.

School Exams

The examinations for Twillingate centre under the Council for High Education, were held this week in St. Peter's school. Twenty-six candidates were competitors for diplomas, &c., and it is to be hoped some will be successful. Members of the committee were in attendance at all the examinations.


The coastal steamer "Virginia Lake", Capt. TAYLOR, called here Monday night on her way South. She was as far North as Griquet for the first time this season. There was little or no sign of fish up to the date of the steamer leaving that shore. There was a large number of passengers on board including the wrecked crew of the schooner "Rose"; also Mr. James NORRIS of Three Arms, and Mr. ANDREWS, formerly manager of Pilley's Island, who had been there on a visit. The following embarked here: - Mrs. HILL, Miss PITTMAN, Revs. Wm. HARRIS, H. CLEGG, Mr. MIFFLIN and Mr. ALCOCK.


Mr. James GOLDIE Dead. Late Manager of the Union Bank. There died yesterday, at Dalkuth, three miles from Edinboro, Mr. Jas. GOLDIE, aged 65 years, and late Manager of the Union Bank of this city. The deceased had been a long time ailing from Bright's disease, and only left here about .... weeks since in the hope of a favorable change. It is over two decades of years since Mr. GOLDIE first came to this city, He had been engaged at bank work in Halifax, and owing to decline of health at that remote period left for Bay of Islands, West Coast, where he was engaged a considerable time in connection with lumbering business. He then proceeded to New York, in improved health, and subsequently came to this city and did banking business for about 17 years, proving himself efficient at it. He was a man of very pleasing bearing and kindly disposition and, although never seeking to identify himself with the hurly burly of life, was popular to a marked degree. -- Evening Telegram, June 22.

Notes From French Shore

We are indebted to the Rev. H. CLEGG, who arrived here from St. Anthony last Saturday evening on Mr. MOORES' craft, for the following notes, this being the first arrival from that part of the coast this season:- "The winter was very severe; snow unparalleled. Some time in February a woman named RICE of Hare Bay, left her home to seek relief for her eight children the family being in most destitute of circumstances. She went to a place about a mile distant and not returning home that night, search was made for her. She was found two days after under a tree frozen to death. It was estimated that 1,000 seals were taken this spring about Cape N..... and 600 at Cape Bald. One of the Capt. BARBOURS of Pool's Island was the first fishing vessel to cross the Straits of Belle Isle this year. She went down outside the Funks and made fast to Cape Bald, crossing on the 17th inst. Thee was a snow fall of 12 inches deep on the French Shore on the 8th of June. All the snow on the coast had not disappeared up to the 20th inst., and some persons had to shovel it from their gardens in order to set potatoes.


At Fogo, Thursday, June 21st, Emma, beloved wife of Mr. Albert STEVENSON, aged 22 years.


At Round Harbor, on the 22nd inst., after a lingering illness, Wilhelmina, wife of Mr. Wm. BOWMAN.

Ship News

Port of Twillingate. Entered. June 28 - "Western Lass", BARTLETT, Cadiz, via Harbor Grace, 157 tons salt - J. B. TOBIN.

Contributed by George White (2002)
May 5, 1894 to June 30, 1894 transcribed by Ron St. Croix

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (February 2003)

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