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Old News of Newfoundland (Part vii)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
September/ October 1923

Sunday, Early Edition:

Sept. 27:
Mr. Arch WISEMAN of Bartlett's Barber Shop of this city was found bleeding
dangerously in suburbs of city this morning as a result of shooting accident.
He was hurried to hospital where his arm has had to be amputated from the

Oct. 8:
Steamer "Meigle" arrived from Labrador Saturday, brought up over 200
fishermen and reports fish still plentiful for jigging at many places on coast.

Capt. BARBOUR of S.S. "Senef" wired Shipping Department today that ship had
been north as far as Hebron [Labrador] and reports all floaters [migratory
fishermen?] left. "Senef" now taking on board fish and gear for home.

Oct. 11:
Gladys INKPEN, eight year old daughter of William INKPEN of Ship Cove near
Burin was burnt to death yesterday by by her clothing catching fire from an
oil stove.

Oct. 12:
Message from Little Bay Islands reports house and contents belogning to
James CHAPMAN destroyed by fire and his five year old daughter burnt to death.

Oct. 18:
A.S. RENDELL & Co.'s schooner "Freedom" which left Sydney {Nova Scotia] in
September and was feared lost with all hands arrived Carbonear this morning.

Oct. 19:
S.S. "Senef" Capt. George BARBOUR arrived from northern Labrador late
yesterday evening. Capt. BARBOUR reports it is one of the stormiest in his
many years experience on the coast.

Dr. SCULLY died in Placentia this morning having arrived at that place
yesterday evening at 7 o'clock from a shooting expedition during which he
contracted pneumonia; his body will be brought to town by tomorrow's train.

Oct. 20:
The interment of the body of Dr. SCULLY who died in Placentia yesterday will
take place tomorrow at Harbour Grace and at 5 o'clock this afternoon; the
funeral obsequies will take place from his late residence to the train.

Oct. 27:
Considerable activity prevails along water front of city [St. John's] and
much trade is being done during past [few] days; quite a lot of schooners
have arrived with fish cargoes and with steamship traffic along the wharves.
The outlook for the fall trade is encouraging.


Page transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don tate (May 2002)

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