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Twillingate Sun

November 10, 1894

Roads (Part 1)

"New Road Boards". Taking advantage of the temporary power which has been usurped by the Goodridge-Morine Government, they have decided to show their revenge on all who may have differed from them on party lines and have appointed new Road Boards in pretty well all the localities throughout the district where they had reason to suspect that the great majority of the members entertained an independent spirit and voted for the Whiteway party last Fall or at the recent by-election. In a good many other districts such changes were made in the early part of the year, but as a by-election was pending in this district, it was not deemed judicious to make any such alterations and hence it was allowed to remain over until the election had taken place, as they were afraid the displacement of the former members beforehand would work against them. This shows the mean and cowardly spirit that actuates the Tories - such a spirit of cowardice as has been exemplified by the mercantile clique of St. John's, ever since they first set themselves at work to wrench the reins of government from Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, after the general elections last Fall, when his party were returned to power by such and overwhelming majority.

Roads (Part 2)

It was the intention of Messrs. GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT all along, to have the said boards changed, and to unseat those who they believed were not politically in favor of the mercantile party, and why did they not carry out their malicious design before, instead of acting in so cringing a spirit? But this of course would not suit their own selfish purposes, and in place of the new appointments being made and the road grants being expended at the proper time, they wait until the by-election is over and the frost and snow come along, before the necessary road work can be done. With the exception of slight repairs to bridges, or really dangerous places that required immediate attention, nothing has been done to our roads since last Fall, and with the freshets in the Spring, and the large amount of traffic over our principal thoroughfares, they evidence the want of some attention, and the necessary improvements should have been made long since, without being driven off so late in the season, when the money cannot be expended to the same advantage. In the appointment of new boards, considerable vindictiveness has been displayed, in as much as many of those who have been displaced, were in no degree strong partisans, and took no prominent part in politics, either on one side of the other.

Roads (Part 3)

In some places such members as they believed were in sympathy with the Tories, have been appointed to the new boards while all others have been casheered. With one exception, that of Mr. Elias PEYTON, all new members have been appointed to the Road Board here. As regards its personnel, we leave the intelligence of our people to judge as to their fitness or otherwise, as compared with their predecessors. Suffice it to say that the majority of the members of the late Board, were men of intelligence, spirit and independence, and in no measure under influences that are obnoxious and in opposition to the will of the great majority of our people, not mere sycophants for others, as it is feared is the case with most of the newly appointed members. Road affairs were well attended to by those in charge the last four years, and we venture to assert that the grants were never more economically and judiciously expended, and with the limited amounts at the disposal of the board, considerable improvements were made.

Roads (Part 4)

The first year, after the general election of 1889, there was little or no money to expend on the roads, because as a result of the misrule by the Thorbourn - Winter Government, more than the whole local grant of thirteen hundred dollars was expended in relief during that winter, and nearly every year from one to two hundred dollars have gone in like manner, so that with the many roads and bridges that have to be kept in repair, the board did the work in a most creditable manner. For our own part we believe it would be a great deal better if the people had the electing of their own Road Board, and as there is an Act on the Statue Book to enable them to do so, we don't know why it has not been taken advantage of before this. It does not seen right that whatever political party may be in power, the choice of selecting persons as members of Road Boards should rest with representatives supporting that party, or with a few of their particular friends, and while we admit that the Local Road Act may not be applicable for the smaller localities, yet in places such as Twillingate, we see no reason whatever why it should not be put into operation, and let us hope that the public will bestir themselves in this matter.

Road Boards (Part 1)

Road Board Appointments. The following are the new Road Boards for the various localities in this district, as published by authority in the royal Gazette of Oct. 30th:-- Mr. W.H. MIDDLETON to be an additional member of Road Board from Button Hole Cove to Nipper's Harbor, inclusive, District of Twillingate. Messrs. Frederick MARTIN, Azarilla MILLS, A.GOUDIE, Levi SHINER, Samuel BLACKLER, and George STARK, to be a Road Board from Nipper's harbor to Middle Arm, inclusive. Messrs. Henry KNIGHT, Jeremiah UPWARD, John EVANS, James R. BATSTONE, and William STRONG, to be a Road Board from Jackson's Cove to Western Arm, inclusive. Messrs. Henry STRONG, John BATSTONE, and Frederick STRONG, to be a Road Board for Three Arms. Messrs. Abraham ROBERTS, and R. YOUNG to be a Road Board for Wild Bight. Messrs. R.D. WALSH, John DELANEY, Patrick BURKE, Patrick FINLAY, David LOADER, Thomas LAMB, and Joseph JEANS to be a Road Board for Little Bay Mines, Little Ward's Harbor and Hall's Bay Head. Messrs. Joseph SAUNDERS, John JONES, and Eli SAUNDERS to be a Road Board for Hall's Bay Head to Benson's. Messrs. Frank CURTIS, Job WELLS, George MILLEY, Henry HUGHES, E.W. ROBERTS, Andrew HYNES and P. SUTTON to be a Road Board for Pilley's Island. Messrs. Matthew GLAVEEN, Samuel GILLISPIE, Edward GILLISPIE, John ROBERTS, Michael QUIRK, James MILLS, and John WALKER to be a Road Board from Fortune Harbor to Waldron's Cove.

Road Boards (Part 2)

Messrs. Harry BURT, J.P., John W. ATIKEN, Eli JURE, James HANCOCK, and Thomas ANTLE to be a Road Board for Botwoodville. Messrs. Solomon LeDREW, William WOOLRIDGE, Charles LeDREW, and Isaac DEAN to be a Road Board for Burnt Arm. Messrs. Mark OSMOND, William TAYLOR, Charles BRETT, Joseph TAYLOR Joseph B. OSMOND, Emanuel SMALL and Elijah JENNINGS to be a Road Board for Morton's Harbor and Western Head. Messrs. Joseph OSMOND, Thomas FRENCH, and William BURT, to be a Road Board for Tizzard's Harbor. Messrs Andrew LINFIELD, James HODDER, Reuben BLACKMORE, William FREEMAN, James PHILLIPS, William YEATES, William WATERMAN, James JENKINS, John CHURCHILL, Albert SPENCER, George GILLETT, John ANSTEY, William ROBERTS, and E. PEYTON to be a Road Board for Twillingate Islands. Messrs. F. MILES, Esau BLANDFORD, J. CARD, John PHILPOTT, W.J. RICHARDS, Thos. WOODFORD, James BURTON, (of Moses), and Henry DALLEY, (of Thos.), to be a Road Board for Herring Neck. Messrs. George MERCER, Levi FREAKE, John CLARE, Ambrose KANE, and William MERCER, to be a Road Board for Boyd's Cove. Messrs. Thomas DAY, and David BARRETT, to be a Road Board for Beaver Cove, East and West.


"The Decisive Day." As our readers are aware this is polling day for the by-elections in the districts of St. John's East and West, Placentia and St. Mary's and Burin, and the fate of the two political parties will be decided by four o'clock this afternoon. The contests will be keen and if the Whiteway or Liberal party should fail to get a majority of the seats to be contested, it would not at all be surprising, considering the wonderful odds against them, and the mean and dishonorable actions on the part of the Tory clique with which they have to contend. We have had many specimens of their utter lack of principle and what they would attempt if possible to foil their opponents, but we have heard of few worse, than that related in the Evening Telegram, of Monday last, and which has also been confirmed by private advices. Our contemporary says: "On Saturday evening, as soon as it became known that the SS "Windsor Lake" was about to start for Placentia and Burin districts with reinforcements for the patriotic Whitewayites, the Tory faction set themselves to prevent her from sailing, if possible. A hasty consultation was held by GOODRIDGE, MONROE and MORISON, the result being that Lloyd's surveyor was ordered on board, with instructions to overhaul the ship. Mr. WHEATLEY, however, refused to be a party to the trick. Knowing that the ship was seaworthy he allowed her to proceed to sea without any detention. Can there be anything more contemptible than the conduct of the Tory faction?"


"Death of Mrs. COLBOURNE." The wife of our respected Post Master, Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., JP., passed peacefully into rest on Thursday afternoon last, after a lingering and painful illness. For some years she had been a great sufferer, and very seldom had the pleasure of even being able to get out on Sunday to attend a church Service, although residing so near. But notwithstanding her infirmity, and the distressing pain she often had to endure, she bore it most patiently all through her illness and exemplified the true meekness and Christian spirit, so necessary to sustain and cheer the sufferer in times of affliction. The deceased was mother of a large family, whose affections were entwined around her heart, which was always sympathetic and tender, and whose fondness and regard they will every remember and cherish. She has a large circle of relatives and friends, and her death will be deeply mourned by many. To the bereaved and sorrowing family we tender sincere sympathy in this sore dispensation of God's Providence.

Death (Part 1)

"In Memoriam." Within the past few days death has taken from us one who, in a worldly sense, might ill be spared. The almost sudden departure of Mrs. W. CUNNINGHAM at Tilt Cove, has thrown upon the "Copper Town" a deep gloom. The deceased lady was the second daughter of the late P.H. SORSOLEIL. She was born in 1857 and was married in '76 to William CUNNINGHAM, son of the late Rector of Burgeo, now Collector of Customs at Tilt Cove and JP. In 1880 she came with her husband to Green Bay, where she continued to reside until her death on Oct. 5th, 1894, at the comparatively early age of thirty seven. Her first feeling of sickness came on Wednesday, Sept. 26th and, for a while no danger was apprehended. But ere long a fever set in and she began to grow steadily worse. From manager to pit-man, all vied in their efforts to alleviate her suffering. During the few last days of her illness the steam whistles were silenced and nothing was left undone which might tend to lessen the general din of the "works." Yet the ebb of life was not to be checked by any human means. On the morning of Friday, Oct. 5th, she lapsed into unconsciousness, when it became apparent that the end was not far. She was sustained to the close, by the Blessed Sacrament of the Church, and at 5 p.m. her spirit fled. Requiescat in Pace. The funeral had been appointed for Sunday afternoon, and was probably one of the most fully attended that Tilt Cove has yet seen.

Death (Part 2)

Besides the officers of the staff, many of the grateful poor flocked to pay this last tribute of respect. The beautiful service of the Church of England was performed by the Rev. Arthur PITTMAN, priest in charge of the Mission, and the Hymns used were A. & M., 290, 230 and 400. Upon the coffin was a plain cross of white geraniums, with wreaths fixed by living hands. It was placed in a vault that, on the preceding day, had been built to receive it, by a volunteer party of the English masons. Subsequently the bodies of four of her children, who had been buried elsewhere in the Cemetery, were exhumed and laid beside that of their mother. Mrs. CUNNINGHAM was a true woman, who, naturally clever, used her talents to the benefit of others. Her hospitality was noted. The stranger never sought her doors in vain. A thorough Church-woman, she led the van in all parish matters and was one, on whom her Clergyman ever found ready and able help. But her noblest work lay among the poor, by whom she was surrounded. Oft had her aiding hand led the poor poverty-stricken widow and orphan to rise from the depths of misery. Many a fallen one had been urged to a renewed struggle by the encouragement and sympathy of her kindly voice. She taught them to regard her as a friend, and so she won their confidence and love. We can only hope that another may be found who will take such a lively interest in these unfortunates, and have the welfare of others so truly at heart. Her death has cast a shadow not merely on the mining region, but over the greater part of the whole Bay. Conception Bay, Oct. 23, 1894.


A severe wind storm was experienced at Bonavista on Monday last. Several craft were driven ashore and became total wrecks. One or two of them were loaded with provisions and goods, a great deal of which was lost or damaged. One of the craft with cargo was uninsured.


A man was badly injured at Botwoodville the other day being kicked in the face by one of the horses.

Drowning at Norris Arm

We learn that a man named Charles HEATER was drowned at Norris' Arm on Friday night. His body was found next day and it is supposed he fell over the scow, around which there was about eight feet of water, and in falling struck his face against something as there was a mark on it. The deceased belonged to Herring Neck, but for some time past has been living at Botwoodville. He was married and leaves a wife and one child.

Ship Arrival

The coastal steamer "Virginia Lake', Captain TAYLOR, arrived Thursday night. Having encountered a tremendous breeze the previous day, kept her a little late in arriving. She had a good deal of freight for here, after the landing of which and the taking on board of a lot more, she proceeded to the other ports of call North. The Virginia Lake goes as far as Griquet and may be expected back Monday or Tuesday. Mr. A. LINFIELD was passenger from St. John's. Mrs. WHEATLEY, Messrs. S. BAIRD and J.T. CROUCHER from Fogo. Mrs. LETHBRIDGE and Capt. STEWART took passage for Little Bay.

Note of Thanks

"Kindness to a Clergyman Acknowledged." We were sorry to learn of the illness of the Rev. Mr. WOODS, of Exploits, the indefatigable Incumbent for that parish, and we hope that ere this, he has recovered from his severe attack. When Mr. George FOOTE, of Exploits, went to Botwoodville for Dr. CORNAGE a week or two since, Mr. REID kindly gave his steamer and the men working for the railway, (although it was Sunday and they were off work), when they heard it was for the Clergyman, volunteered to coal the steamer so that the Dr. could start immediately, and in the name of the Church people of Exploits, Mr. FOOTE desires us to thank Mr. REID and all the working men, who so promptly and generously gave their assistance on the occasion referred to.

Roads (Part 1)

"Main Line Grants For Twillingate District." The following are the grants for Main Lines of roads in our district, as voted during the last session of the Legislature and to be expended in 1894: -- On the road from Shoe Cove to LaScie, one hundred dollars. On the road from Tilt Cove to Round Harbor, seventy-five dollars. On the road from Round Harbor to Snooks Arm, seventy-five dollars. On the road from Snook's Arm to Bett's Cove, fifty dollars. On the road from Bett's Cove to Rouge Harbor, ninety dollars. On the road from Rouge Harbor to North West Arm, sixty-five dollars. On the road from Little Bay Mines towards Indian Brook, five hundred dollars. On the road from Jackson's Arm to King's Cove, one hundred dollrs. On the road from Jackson's Cove to Birchy Cove and Colchester, sixty-five dollars. On the road from Southern Harbor, Little Bay Island to Sullian's Cove, fifty dollars. On the road from Lushe's Bight to Ward's Harbor, half to be extended from Lushe's Bight and half from Ward's Harbor, one hundred dollars. On the road from Fortune Harbor to Cotterell's Cove, half to be expended from Fortune Harbor and half from Cotterell's Cove, one hundred dollars.

Roads (Part 2)

On the road from New Bay Head to Fortune, fifty dollars. On the road from Exploit's to Sergent's Cove, forty dollars. On the road from Black Island Tickle to Kier's Cove, fifty-seven dollars. On the road from Morton's Harbor to Chance harbor, sixty dollars. On the road from Morton's Harbor to Western Head, one hundred and fifteen dollars. On the road from Tizzard's Harbor to Carter's Cove, one hundred dollars. On the road from Tizzard's Harbor to Morton's Harbor, half to be expended from Tizzard's Harbor and half from Morton's Harbor, one hundred dollars. On the road from Jenkin's Cove to French Beach, fifty dollars. On the Rink road, leading from the Congregational Church to Bluff Head Cove, one hundred dollars. On the road from Twillingate to Bluff Head, fifty dollars. On the road from Gillards Cove, round Kettle Cove, connecting Purcell's Harbor, two hundred and fifty dollars. On the road across the Marsh, between Little Harbor and Purcell's Harbor, fifty dollars. On the road from Little harbor to Jone's Cove, thirty dollars. On the road from Durrell's Arm to Cawjack's Cove, thirty dollars. On the road from Twillingate to Little harbor, one hundred dollars. On the road from Twillingate to Long Point, fifty dollars.


On the 8th inst., after a lingering illness, born with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Susan, wife of Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., J.P. aged 62 years. -- "Forever with the Lord."

November 24, 1894


"In Cupid's Silken Bonds." Marriage of Miss Jessie PATERSON and Mr. Harry D. REID. About the time this reaches you, the third daughter of our respected townsman, John PATERSON, Esq., J.P., will have become Mrs. H.D. REID. The marriage takes place at the residence of the bride's father at 2.30 p.m. to-day. After luncheon Mr. and Mrs. REID will leave by special train for St. John's en route to Montreal, where, I understand, most of the winter will be spent. In the intercourse of daily life, it is by acts of watchful kindness and cheerful words, prompted by the outcome of an affable disposition that some people peculiarly weave about them, a net work of affection, which can never be destroyed. Miss PATERSON was one of these. She has gained, in a singular degree, the esteem and appreciation of a large number of friends and while those in her native town reflect with pleasure upon the event of today, they cannot but regret the loss of such a popular and genial companion. The undemonstrative wedding is characteristic of Mr. REID, whose business ability connects him with some of the foremost railway contractors of the world; and his gentlemanly manner in this country generally. On the departure of the bride and bridegroom from Harbor Grace, we wish them, in the truest sense of the word, the bestowal of Heaven's choicest blessing, with the bonds of today. -- Com. Evening Telegram. Harbor Grace, Nov. 14, '94.


"Fisherman Drowned." The Gloucester fishing schooner "Sarah E. Lee," Capt. WOOLARD, arrived at North Sydney yesterday morning with her flag at half mast, for the loss of one of her crew; a young man named Edward TAYLOR, who was drowned on Monday while attending trawls. Three of the dories had reached the schooner deeply laden with fish, and Capt. WOOLARD was just rebuking the men for overloading the frail crafts when another dory was observed, about a quarter of a mile from the vessel, with oar up as a sign of distress. Several of the men at once put off to render assistance, and on reaching the dory found her bottom up and one man clinging to it. His mate held on for a time, but before assistance reached him he lost his hold, and another poor fisherman was added to the number of those who have met a watery grave in the prosecution of their perilous calling. TAYLOR was a native of Carbonear, Nfld., where he leaves a widowed mother, who will mourn his sad death. Only a short time before leaving on the present trip, he sent his mother a cheque for $50. The deceased was 29 years old and had been sailing out of Gloucester for 7 or 8 years. -- N. Sydney Herald. Oct. 25.

Ship News

The coastal steamer "Virginia Lake," Capt. TAYLOR, arrived last evening on her way North. She left St. John's Tuesday and had it very rough coming North. After the usual detention, she started for other ports of call, going as far North as Griquet, and may be looked for returning South Tuesday or Wednesday next.


FOR SALE. Household Furniture. R. DUFF begs to inform the public of Twillingate, and vicinity, that he is now offering by private sale, all his Furniture and Household Effects, including the following: 1 Handsome Organ, 1 Walnut parlor Suite in Brown Leather Consisting of 1 Settee, 1 Easy Chair, 1 Patent Rocker, 4 other chairs. 1 Oval Center Table, 1 Fancy Table, 1 What-Not, 1 Fretwork Mantle Bracket, 1 Set Brass Fire Irons, 4 Bedroom Suites, 1 Dining Table, 1 Writing Table, 1 Couch, 1 Easy Chair, 4 Dining Chairs, 1 Child's Bentwood High chair, 1 Brass and Iron Bedstead, 2 Iron Bedsteadds, 1 Folding Crib with Hair Mattrass, 1 Cradle, 1 Dressing Table, 1 Wash-stand, 2 Bedroom Setts, 4 Kitchen Chairs, 1 Kitchen Table, 1 Victoria Cooking Stove, 1 Dining Room Stove, 1 Coal Vase, 1 Lamp, 4 other Lamps, 1 White Sewing Machine, 1 Perambulator, Curtain Poles and Rings, Linoleums, Carpets, Stair Rods, &c. Twillingate, Nov. 17, 1894

Storm (Part 1)

"Heavy Storm". One of the severest storms - attended with wreckage to shipping and property - that has visited our shores for many years was experienced on Monday night and Tuesday. The early part of Monday night the wind blew heavily from the South, but afterwards veered to the West and West North West, and during Tuesday it increased to nearly a hurricane, accompanied with frost and snow showers which made it almost impossible for those whose business compelled them, to endure it. There has not been such destruction to shipping for a long time. Craft that were securely moored away for the winter, with others that were in the harbors just on the eve of leaving for the Bays for firewood, or having lately returned therefrom, were alike driven ashore by the violence of the wind and sea, which raged with terrific force for several hours. At Back Harbor, four were driven ashore, namely, the Brisk, Victoria, J.S.O. and Betsy Purchase, all of which either broke their chains or dragged their anchors. In some cases one's chain and anchor got tangled with the other, and this helped to drag one another to destruction. The three first named are total wrecks.

Storm (Part 2)

The Gladys which was lying at Back Harbor at the time, was in danger of being broken to pieces by the Victoria which was drifting upon her, and with the hope of preventing her from being a total wreck, her chains were slipped and she was allowed to drive ashore, by which means this fine schooner was saved from entire wreckage. In our Harbor the storm did not act with such fierceness, and the schooner Azalea was the only one driven ashore. She was anchored off Mr. HODGE's premises, and drove in the beach near Mr. Simon YOUNG's, South Side, and is a total wreck. In the Arms, five went ashore, namely, Olivette, Regent, Waterlily, Larkspur and Gasperau, but they have all since been floated off, without having sustained any very serious damage, except the Olivette, which is said to be a total wreck. At Ragged point the Ermine was driven ashore but not very badly injured, but the Volunteer, at Bluff Head Cove, became a total wreck. The Mary Marsh and Paragon at Burnt Cove, Friday's Bay, were more fortunate and went ashore without being much damaged. These are the reports of the wrecked craft around these islands that have reached us. At Bluff Head Cove and other places stages were swept away, and flakes, fences, &c., were blown down. The loss on all sides is very considerable and it will be a long time before those affected thereby will recover from the loss, caused by the destructive storm of Tuesday last.


For Sale. 1 Horse four years old, 1 Carriage (double seat), 1 Winter Sleigh, 1 Set Carriage Harness (new), 1 Set Cart Harness, 1 Cart, Wheels and Dray, 1 Catamaran, All in good condition, Also one Sewing Machine. At Bluff Head Cove, One Field, containing about four acres, under cultivation, splendid meadow land, with store on it, all under fence, and waterside attached. The above will be sold on most reasonable terms. Apply to Samuel ROBERTS, Long Point.

Election Returns

"Correct Returns." It was reported here last week that the Whiteway candidate for St. George's Bay was elected, but it subsequently transpired that the report was incorrect. We can afford to let the Tories have St. George's Bay and still have a splendid majority. They did not win this seat by fair means, but by altering the polling booths to suit their own candidate, and by other questionable actions on their part. However, let them have it, the Workingman's Party is quite strong enough, with all the other districts in their favor. In last week's paper St. George's was included with the winning side, but the following is now the correct standing of the two political parties: St. John's East, Whiteway 2, Tory 1. St. John's West, Whiteway 3, Tory 0. Harbor Main, Whiteway 1, Tory 1. Port De Grave, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Harbor Grace, Whiteway 1, Tory 2. Carbonear, Whiteway 1, Tory 0. Baie De Verde, Whiteway 1, Tory 1. Trinity, Whiteway 3, Tory 0. Bonavista, Whiteway 0, Tory 3. Fogo, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Twillingate, Whiteway 2, Tory 1. St. Barbe, Whiteway 1, Tory 0. Bay St. George, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Burgeo, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Fortune Bay, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Fortune Bay, Whiteway 0, Tory 1. Burin, Whiteway 2, Tory 0. Placentia & St. Mary's, Whiteway 3, Tory 0. Ferryland, Whiteway 2, Tory 0. Total: Whiteway 22, Tory 14.


NOTICE. For sale by private treaty, certain MACHINERY and Mining Stores, at Little Bay Mines. Under Cost Prices. Inspection invited. For full particulars apply to J.R. STEWART, Little Bay Mine. Nov. 10, 1894. 3in.

The Election (Part 1)

"Amply Vindicated". St. John's, Brilliant Triumph. The tide of victory which, since the result of the Twillingate election was made known, on the 20th ultimo, has been sweeping onward in increasing volume, carrying away every obstacle before it - meeting with not a single check - was magnified last night by the tributes of St. John's East and West. The electors of this loyal old Liberal district outshone in generosity, even the splendid testimonials which Trinity and Burin have laid at the feet of the leader of the Workingmen. Their courage, attested in many a hard-fought political fight, rose to the height of the occasion, and met the issue which has been lying dormant since the advent of Responsible Government, but which was never really placed before the country till promulgated in the recent appeals of our Liberal leaders. The weight of the statesmen, the dauntlessness and the pluck in facing and overcoming oppressive conditions, gave to Newfoundland a platform which her sons had been long looking for in vain, but which was formulated by the Liberal Party in 1889. How faithfully that platform has interpreted the popular wish, is shewn by the extraordinary unanimity with which the fishermen, mechanics, laborers and business men in the city and outports alike, have rallied around the banners of the Liberal leaders.

The Election (Part 2)

Never has there been such an overwhelming appeal for the settlement, of what the people declare are burning grievances; and the present hearty response to the call of duty by our brave Newfoundlanders, is a guarantee, that under Sir William WHITEWAY, in whom the colony has once again so singally declared it reposes implicit confidence, they will be carefully examined and satisfactorily settled. Last night, after the declaration of the poll in St. John's East and West, the immense multitude present, drew their new representatives through the public thoroughfares, amidst every demonstration of rejoicing. Halting at intervals, the members elect, addressed the people, returning thanks for the distinguished honor bestowed upon them. Loud acclaims of cheer after cheer greet each in turn. Thus both the reputation of the Whiteway Party and the credit of the colony have been amply vindicated. The Tory faction obtained control of public affairs for a brief season, by the most infamous trickery and deception every practised. It was a foul conspiracy on the part of a few unprincipled and sordid supplying merchants, to seize upon the management of the country's monetary institutions, reduce fishermen once more to a state of slavery, and govern the colony, not in the interest of the masses, but for the benefit of a small clique whose chief characteristics are ambition, ignorance and cupidity.

The Election (Part 3)

To work out their rascally plot against the people, they hired the venal services of "the greatest scoundrel that ever entered the Narrows:" and, with this individual as their pliant instrument, they proceeded to trample the Constitution under foot, disfranchise the districts, collect revenue contrary to law, order the horse-police to ride down those who endeavored to legally release their goods from the bond-stores, and commit other gross outrages upon our citizens. More than that, they even kept a ship of war in port, with guns loaded and otherwise in readiness, to fire upon the people on the smallest possible pretext. No such outrage was ever before committed in a British colony under constitutional government. Nevertheless, the people bore all with unparalleled patience and forbearance. They said: "This condition of things cannot last. The Tory faction, the source of all this trouble, will have to appeal to the disfranchised constituencies ere long, and then we shall pour upon them our indignation, and do it too, through the legitimate instrumentality of the Ballot-Box." Free men of Twillingate, Trinity, St. John's and Burin! You have nobly acquitted yourselves in the present great emergency. You have flung back in the face of Terra Nova's vile traducers, the slander that her patriotic statesmen, are "tainted by the stain of bribery and corruption;" and we, as an independent and fearless exponent of public opinion, thank you with all our heart, on our own behalf and on behalf of the country whose sentiment we voice, for the great and glorious victory achieved by you on this occasion. -- Evening Telegram.

Ship Arrival

The English schooner, "Doris," Capt. PUTT, arrived here from Sydney (via St. John's) on Sunday last, with a cargo of coal for the firm of E.Duder."

The "Lance"

"The Lance arrived at Purcill's Harbor Wednesday afternoon and the mails were conveyed from there, it being too rough for the little steamer to land at Shoal Tickle or come around Long Point to get in the harbor.


Mr. James C. TESSIER in St. John's West election in 1893, polled 1962 and his son George in the late by-election, who took his father's place, polled 1961.


Repairs to roads and bridges have been going on the last week or ten days, but the weather of late has been very unfavorable for such work. It is a great pity that it was not commenced earlier in the season.


Herring have been rather plentiful about Main Tickle, and other parts our shores the past few weeks, and when the weather would permit good catches were secured. They were said to be of a fair quality.

Ship Arrival

The English vessel "Lord Devon," Capt. SWIFT arrived here from Catalina the early part of the week to load with fish from the firm of E.Duder. She was in Durrel's Arm during the late storm but did not sustain any damage.

The Election

"Right For Once." A disgusted Tory, upon hearing this morning the Placentia returns, said: "It is just as well for us to go outside the Narrows with a hayfork and try to deep the tide out with it, as expect to keep the Whiteway Party from power." Right, for once ! -- Telegram.


For a few weeks venison has been plentiful in our market, and has been selling as cheap as five cents per lb.. Quite a number of our people this Fall have visited the hunting grounds, and being most successful have been able to put in a good winter's stock, which is a great thing for them.

Thanksgiving Day

The Lord Bishop of Newfoundland has appointed the 27th Sunday after Trinity (to-morrow) as Thanksgiving Day, and recommends that the thank-offerings on that day, be devoted to the Home and Foreign Mission Fund. The services in St. Peter's church to-morrow will therefore be of a special character."

Steam Tug "Favourite"

"The steam tug "Favourite", which left here for St .John's on the morning of Saturday the 3rd inst, met with a terribly rough passage. That Day she reached Seldom-Come-By, which place she left at 7 o'clock Monday morning and did not arrive at St. John's until Friday night. One of our city contemporaries says that, "such a gale of wind and sea it was never the experience of Captain GREEN, or any one on board the tug to pass through. They gave themselves up more than once, as sea after sea broke on board. Bonavista Bay is a dangerous place in smooth water, but on Monday, the sea broke in 17 fathoms. If the Favourite had not been such a good sea boat, not a soul on board would have survived. The re-action after arriving safely at Greenspond, placed all on board 'hors-de-combat' for 24 hours."

Lumber Trade

The lumbering trade was never more booming than at the present time. Since the railway has penetrated into the North the business has been steadily on the increase, and new mills are started whenever good timber regions are reached. Whitbourne, Suley's Brook, Botwoodville, Exploits and Gambo mills, have been kept constantly going all the summer. It is safe to predict that this valuable industry will increase a hundredfold when the railway reaches the well timbered regions of the Humber next summer. In the meantime legislation ought to be rigidly enforced to preserve our forests from total destruction by forest fires, and to prevent wanton destruction of young trees. -- Trade Review.


Contributed by George White (2002)
November 10, 1894 to November 24, 1894 transcribed by Ron St. Croix

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (February 2003)

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