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Old News of Newfoundland (Part v)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts & Telegraphs
March/April/May 1922

Mar. 7: 
Sad accident occurred at St. Bon's College this morning when Robert
COMERFORT  of Heart's Content, attending school there, slipped on
stairs while going to lavatory, hitting his head so severely that he did not
regain  conciousness, dying at 8 this morning.

Mar. 9: 
Samuel DAWE of Constabulary was decorated by Governor yesterday
with Imperial Service Medal for long service.

Mar. 11: 
Shipwrecked crews of "Optimnist" and "Eileen Lake" have arrived at St.
John, N.B. George FORSEY, of the latter, died from exposure durng the
experience and was buried at sea.

Mar. 15: 
Capt. H.B. BAIRD is Dominion [Coal?] president and Chesley KEARLEY,
R.N.R., vice president.

Mar. 21: 
St. John, N.B. message says crew [of] Newfoundland schooner "Valeria"
lost on way from Cadiz to St. John's, arrived there on way home. They are

Mar. 23: 
St. John's schooner "J.W. Miller" has arrived Halifax from Brazil and reports
seaman William RICE killed by falling block. RICE belonged to Cape Broyle.

Apr. 3: 
Halifax message says Joseph PIKE, cook [on] Newfoundland vessel "John
W. Miller" died there Friday.

Apr. 13: 
Michael TOBIN of Western Bay drowned yesterday while seal hunting.

Apr. 18: 
T.T. CARTWRIGHT, well known Gillett representative in Newfoundland,
died here yesterday.

Apr. 28: 
William FEWER of Placentia, mail courier, drowned at Placentia this
morning while crossing Gut.
May 3: 
Body of girl FOWLOW of Holyrood lost in storm during winter, found
under snow in gravel pit. Examination of body showed she had been killed
in fall.

May 4: 
George COLBOURNE of Great Braha accidentally shot himself yesterday.
He was 18 years old.

May 5: 
Lambert BURKE of Tilting fell overboard while gunning in boat and was
drowned yesterday.

May 8: 
King's Cove reports three houses belonging to HODDER at Black Head
Bay were burnt on Saturday night, nothing being saved.

May. 9: 
E.C. DUFF of Carbonear has taken honours at McGill in metallurgical

May 10: 
Francis ROWE, Cupids, is winner of Carswell Prize for highest standing
in regular Law Course [at] Dalhousie and also University Medal in Law.
Norman Howard GOSS won University Medal in Medicine.

May 13: 
Thomas JUDGE, Supt. at Grand Falls [Paper Mill?] died suddenly there

May 19: 
Richard BUDDEN of Robert's Arm has been found dead at Sop's Arm.
He left home on Friday.

May 31: 
Harbour Breton reports schooner "Ornate", [with] 600 quintals [fish?],
lost a man Albert MILES of Jersey Harbour Point, drowned from
over-loaded dory May 24th.


Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don Tate (May 2002)

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