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Old News of Newfoundland (Part viii)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
November/December 1923

Nov. 2: 
The funeral of Mr. J.J. MULLALY, ex-city councillor of St. John's who died suddenly
Wednesday morning takes place this afternoon.

Nov. 14: 
The schooner "Olive May", Capt. Walter BARBOUR, is a total loss near Carbonear
Island; vessel was enroute to Newtown from St. John's.

Nov. 20: 
Two of the crew of the British schooner "Jean DunDonald Duff" have arrived at Boston
on the way to Newfoundland. The men are William PIKE, Harbour Grace, and Eric

Nov. 21: 
Capt. MOORE and his son of Channel had a narrow escape from drowning on Monday
when they were knocked overboard in Bras d'or Lakes. The men, who were on board a
Newfoundland schooner were in the water twenty minutes before being rescued.

Nov. 26: 
The 35-ton schooner "Roseleen" was lost yesterday afternoon near Middle Cove, St.
John's East. Vessel belongs to Capt. BARRETT of Bishop's Cove and was bound from
St. John's to Bishop's Cove. Steering gear gave out in heavy seas and vessel was driven
on shore. Crew escaped in boat to Middle Cove.

Nov. 29: 
Samuel MURPHY of Colliers was killed at 4:30 yesterday on Bell Island. Unfortunate
victim was [on] board a trip of cars coming out of No. 6 slope when he slipped and car
passed over him resulting in instantaneous death. Deceased was a married man leaving a
wife and large family.

Dec. 3: 
The schoner "Little Princess" owned by Capt. A. KEAN has been lost in mid-ocean.
Crew are safe, being taken off by steamer.


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

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