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April 18, 1900
The schooner “Annie Allen” leaves Halifax for this port on Friday, the 20th inst. She comes laden with general cargo for Mr. W.K. ANGWIN.
Mr. W.K. ANGWIN is expected to arrive here about the last of the present month. His vessel will commence to load spring supplies in Halifax this week.
Mr. W. PARMITER, who came here from Halifax about a year ago, is moving to Topsail, Conception Bay. Mr. Parmiter’s wife is the daughter of Mr. Geo DAVIS, Summerside.
A petition signed by residents of this district, praying for a road
between Riverhead and Lark Harbor, was forwarded by Sunday’s mail
for presentation to the House of Assembly.
April 27, 1900
April 27, 1900
Wednesday, April 27, 1900
Wednesday, April 27, 1900
May 1, 1900
THE “BROTHERS” LAUNCHED.
Mr. Levi MARLEY and his sons, John and Henry, are to be congratulated on the successful issue of their first attempt at shipbuilding, as evidenced by the trim little schooner completed by them at Ballantyne Cove this winter, and launched on Saturday morning last. She will measure about 26 tons, her dimensions being: length of keel 48 ½ feet; extreme length, 52 feet; beam, 16 feet; length of hold, 20 feet. Her frame was put up in 1899, but it being the intention of the Messrs. Marley to do all the work themselves, her completion was postponed till this winter. Althought not built for beauty, yet her appearance is not at all bad looking. The frame and hull are of native material, and she is substantially built from stem to stern. As she lay on the stocks, waiting for the tide, she was much admired by the large crowd of spectators, who had assembled to witness the launching. Everything being in readiness, the trips were cut, and the “Brothers” glided gently into the element for which she was intended, amid vociferous cheering from the assemblage. She was then towed to the wharf, and refreshments were served on board. The “Brothers” will be engaged in the fishery and will be sparred and rigged as soon as possible so as to be ready for this year’s Labrador voyage.
(L Elkins-Schmitt note: the above reference is to the son & grandsons
of George MURLEY and Amanda WINSOR who married in Carbonear in 1842.
Levi MURLEY married Mary Ann ALLEN at Chimney Tickle, Labrador, in 1869.
The schooner Brothers was lost in the Strait of Belle Isle about
MR. SHEPPARD TAKES A DIP
What very near proved a drowning occurred at Lark Hr. on Thursday last. Mr. George SHEPPARD, of Geo. SHEPPARD & Sons, was boarding a fishing vessel, and missing foothold he fell in the water. Fortunately he is a good swimmer, otherwise he certainly would have been drowned. Notwithstanding his advanced age, 60 years, he struck out for the shore and reached safe and sound without much assistance.
R. C. CHAPEL
The pretty Catholic Chapel, which is prominently stands out and beautiful Mount Cecilia, will be completed before the end of June. The dedicatory ceremonies will take place about the middle of August. His Lordship Bishop McNEIL will dedicate the building; the Rt Rev. Dr. HOWLEY, Bishop of St. John’s, will be the orator of the occasion.
May 9, 1900
“Annie Allen” ARRIVES.
Schooner “Annie Allen”, Capt Thos. YOUNG, arrived in port to Mr W. K. ANGWIN, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Leaving Halifax on 29th ult., she proceeded to Sydney, reaching there on Tuesday last. After taking on board supplies, &c., she left for Bay of Islands on Friday last, arriving off the Bay Saturday evening, but could not make port until Sunday owing to the unsteadiness of the wind. On Saturday the schr. “Charlotte E.C.” was seen off Bay St. George. The ”Annie Allen” brought a full load of salt and general cargo. Mr. W.K. ANGWIN came as passenger.
Wednesday, May 4, 1900
May 11, 1900
May 15, 1900
May 18, 1900
Schr”Annie Allen”is at Lark Harbor, awaiting a time to land gear at Rope Cove. Blowing heavy outside to-day from the northward.
S.S. “Virginia Lake”, Captain W.E. PARSONS, sailed on her second trip to Battle Harbor, 8.30 p.m. Tuesday, taking mails, freight and passengers from the various ports of call.
May 29, 1900
June 8, 1900
BRIEF AND NEWSY
French warship Troude arrived in port last evening.
Schr Brothers, MARLEY, left yesterday for Labrador.
The meeting of the Agricultural Society called for Wednesday night was portponed.
S.S. Ella is due here from Sydney with 2000 tons of coal for the Newfoundland Railway.
June 15, 1900
Schr Argosy, SMITH, left Halifax for here on Sunday last.
The S.S. Harlow landed at Halifax on her last trip from this coast, 150 cases lobsters; 1 box dry fish, 8 barrels herring and 38 barrels salmon.
Schr Brothers, MARLEY, launched 28th April last, made a splendid run to Labrador. She left here on Thursday last and made the run to Henley Harbor in 31 hours.
The Allen Allen (sic) goes to Sydney for a load of coal immediately on her return from landing the Labrador crew. We understand that Mr. ANGWIN has orders for a considerable part of her cargo and those requiring coal had better apply as early as possible, remembering the difficulty in obtaining coal last year.
June 19, 1900
Eclipse, PERRET, arrived at Halifax on Wednesday last.
Ida May, FURLONG, sails for Labrador to-morrow.
The Annie Allen arrived from the Labrador yesterday.
Argosy, SMITH, from Halifax is at Lark Harbor landing cargo.
Florence M., REEVES, cleared yesterday for Halifax; cargo, 900 barrels herring.
H.M.S. Buzzard came into port Friday evening last and sailed again yesterday at daylight.
CAPT PETIPAS FROM HALIFAX
Genesta, PETIPAS, arrived here from Halifax on Saturday morning, having made the round trip – to Halifax and return – in 16 days. She brought general cargo for Woods Island and elsewhere, and one passenger, Miss TRACEY. Capt PETIPAS reports the Halifax market very dull, owing to the West Indies market being glutted.
June 26, 1900
OBITUARY: Today we record the death of one of the oldest inhabitants of Bay of Islands, Mr. Arthur CONDON, who passed peacefully away 10:30 p.m. Friday last, at the ripe age of seventy-four years. On Saturday evening 16th inst. he was taken with a severe pain under the heart, the doctor pronouncing it congestion of the lungs. The pain gradually passed off and for some time before his death it had entirely left him. His strength held to him to the last, and within a few minutes ere the death messenger came he was able to walk across his room. Mr Condon was born at Carbonear, where he lived until he came to Bay of Islands to reside, thirty-five years ago. He was a great fish catcher in his day, and prosecuted the industry both at Labrador and N.F. shore. He also successfully engaged in the sealfishery in the early part of his life, sailing to the ice-fields from Carbonear. For the past six years he has had to pass through a series of troubles; first his beloved wife was taken from his side, by the cold hand of death; the following year, his eldest son was cut down in the prime of life, his death being followed two years later by that of the youngest son. Mr. Condon was highly respected by all who knew him, and lived at peace with all men. He was always ready to aid any in need, and had a friendly word for those whom he came in contact with. His remains were interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery at 6 p.m. Sunday last; the funeral was largely attended. To the two sons, one daughter and several grandchildren left behind, the STAR tenders its sincere sympathy.
Mr. J. RIDEOUT, Rose Blanche, was in North Sydney last week.
Rev. A. SEARS went out to Woods Island on Saturday and returned on Sunday p.m.
June 29, 1900
MCISSAC / MCKINNON -Yesterday at Grand River by Rev. Dr. O'Regan, Mr. Michael McIssac and Miss Effie McKinnon were joined in wedlock. After the ceremony the young couple returned to the home of the brides father Mr. Archibald McKinnon where they indulged in the usual festivities.
SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT
The drowning accident reported in the last STAR as occurring in Green Bay is spoken of by the Herald of Monday as follows: - By the express train to-day the body of Robt. SCORE was brought home by his father and brother Fred. The particulars of the sad affair are that on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., both boys were trouth fishing from an old scow in a lake half a mile from Cobbs Arm. Bob was about to land a fish when he overbalanced, and in trying to save himself, grasped Fred, and both were thrown into the water. Neither could swim, but were not more than 12 feet from the shore, yet they sank twice, and Bob let go his hold the second time and lay on the branch of a tree at the bottom. Fred, more dead than alive, scrambled ashore where, faint and sick, he almost collapsed, only recovering himself to find part of his face in the water. He ran to the Arm, and as no men were home the women started to the pond, and found the body, which was prepared for interment as well as they could. Great sympathy in which the Star joins, is expressed for the heart-stricken family.
A HARD EXPERIENCE - TWO FISHERMEN PICKED UP
The Virginia Lake brought two men from Battle Harbor, who had been driven to sea and picked up by a schooner and landed at Labrador. The STAR interviewed the men and gleaned the following facts: They sailed from Gloucester on 16th April, in the schooner Valkyrie, Capt. GARDINER, and were fishing for a short time at Bonne Bay; then they sailed to Belle Isle Bank, where they had secured 40, 000 (?) fish. On Saturday, 16th June, the two men –Thomas BERTELSON and John LOTTE - were out in their dory setting trawls, when a very strong breeze of wind from the north-east sprang up and a dense fog settled in, which entirely hid their schooner from sight; the tide was running southward; they tried their utmost to reach the schooner, but failed, having both wind and tide against them. For two days the wind kept up and it rained continuously; in a short time they became drenched to the skin and their limbs became numb. The third day the wind changed to the south-west, fine and continued on until Wednesday morning. When 40 miles at sea, in the lay of Groais Island, they were picked up by Capt R. PENNY, schooner Cursory, of Conception Bay, on his way to Labrador with a large fishing crew. The men when rescued were in a bad condition; their feet and hands were sore, caused by the long exposure to cold and wet. They completely collapsed, having had no sleep during the time they were adrift. Capt Penny gave them hot drink and dry clothing, he also gave up his berth to one of the men, and the mate gave his to the other. The only supplies they had in their dory when driven away were 10 ships biscuits and 1 gallon water. They ate half a biscuit each morning and evening, and at the time of their rescue only one biscuit remained. The schooner took them to Chimney Tickle on Thursday; on Friday Capt. Penny with two others of his crew, took them to Battle Harbor in boat, where Dr. ASPLAND attended and dressed their wounds. They got on board the Virginia Lake on Saturday. They left by Wednesday’s express for St. John’s, to the American Consul where, it is likely they will have to spend a few days in the hospital for treatment for their feet, as they are in a dreadful condition and causing them great pain. They speak very highly of the good treatment received at the hands of Capt. Penny and crew during their stay on board the Cursory.
Wednesday’s express for Port aux Basque, Condr HOWLETT and Engineer McDONALD, came in on time.
Mail and Express for St. John’s Condr WHITE and engineer PATRICK was delayed on Wednesday by the late arrival of the Bruce at Port aux Basque, and did not get here till 3:10 p.m. Several tourists for here and a number of passengers for St. John’s were on.
Accommodation train going east, Condr N. PUSHIE and Engineer McDONALD, did not reach here till 12:15 p.m. yesterday, having been delayed between St George’s and George’s Pond.
July 3, 1900
On Saturday last there came near being another drowning accident in the Humber Sound. Israel HYNES and George ALLEN were beating to Corner Brook in a small boat, and when off Crow Head a sudden squall of wind from an unexpected quarter struck the frail boat with great force and instantly capsized it. They both succeeded in grasping the up-turned boat and held fast until they were rescued from their cold and dangerous plight. The accident was seen from the cruiser Isley, and it was the steam launch from that ship that saved the men from a watery grave and towed the boat ashore.
Florence M, REEVES, leaves Halifax tomorrow for this Bay.
Clarissa, PARSONS, from Halifax, arrived in port 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
July 6, 1900
July 17, 1900
H.M.S. Buzzard sails to-morrow
Florence M, REEVES, arrived yesterday from Halifax, bringing general cargo.
Schr Annie Allen, coal laden, arrived in port Saturday afternoon from Sydney.
The S.S.Harlow, Captain SCOTT, arrived from Halifax, Sydney and Channel early Saturday morning, bringing a quantity of freight for ports on this coast. Then tourists joined the ship at Sydney for Newfoundland. She left Corner Brook for Bonne Bay and other ports Saturday afternoon, taking from here about 25 thousand feet of board and a few other packages.
July 20, 1900
LABRADOR MAIL MATTERS
Editor Western Star,
Dear Sir:- Just a word concerning the mail boat from Bay of Islands to Labrador. It is a strange thing that we can’t get a mail landed at a place less than 8 or 10 miles distant from Pleasure Harbor. In the past mails for this place were landed at Chimney Tickle; but this season they are landed at Cape Charles, so that we have no chance to send a letter or receive one unless we make up a crew of eight men and lose one or two days to go to the Cape. When the steamer arrived at Bay of Islands on the second trip she reported a jam of ice, but there was nothing, sir, to prevent her from landing mails. I can’t see what we are having a member and a government for and paying such a big revenue, if it is not to see that our mails are handled for the advantage of the people. We don’t derive much benefit from them, unless it is the 76 cents a man they gave us a few years ago for working on the roads. On the 29th of June there was a big jam of ice came in, and there was not water as far as the eye could see from the mountain tops. It remained like this until Monday last. There are numbers of icebergs around yet, and we suppose it is the ice that keeps the fish away.
Yours truly, Samuel Allen, Pleasure Hr, Labrador, Jy,6,’00
July 21, 1900
July 24, 1900
July 24, 1900
On the 19th inst. word was received here that a Frenchman had ended his life by hanging at Bottle Cove, in this Bay. Enquiry was at once instituted by the authorities and the rumor merged into fact. Adolph SYLVAIN is a Frenchman birth, but has for the past three years been a permanent resident of the Treaty Coast, serving as a lobster fisherman for H. HACALA. He met a number of his countrymen the past spring and imbibed too freely from “the cup which intoxicates”, the result being that he gradually grew bereft of his senses. On the 17th inst. he decided to end his days on earth. He tied a heavy rope to one of the beams in his house and made a noose which he slipped over his head, the knot coming directly under the chin. He must have then realized that the distance between the floor and the rope was not sufficiently high for when found the body was almost doubled up. The French cruiser Troude proceeded to investigate on the morning of the 18th, and the report of Commander AVANY bears out the above. Stephen MOLLOW, of Lark Harbor, was taken to Bottle Cove by the commander so that he might be present and act as interpreter during the proceedings. From Mr. MOLLOW we learn that the deceased was unmarried and has but one brother, who resides in France. The body, quite warm when cut down, was buried without any ceremony whatever.
THE THIEF CAPTURED
An unfortunate semi-demented man, BURKE, of Corner Brook, stole a suit of clothes on the 19th inst., from a guide in the vicinity of the Spruce Brook Log Cabin. The circumstances were reported to the Magistrate and the matter was placed in the hands of Constable CRANE to unearth. For some time it was not known who the culprit was, but the Constable successfully traced the theft to BURKE. On Friday last BURKE was arrested and the clothing identified as the stolen property. The owner of the clothes taking pity on the man’s condition, and the doctor’s examination proving that he was hardly responsible for his actions, it was decided to let him off with a severe reprimand.
July 31, 1900
August 7, 1900
SNOOK - At Lynn, Mass, U.S.A., George youngest son of the late John and Mary Snook of Carbonear, age 23 years leaves two brothers and three sisters. St. John’s paper please copy.
A SAD ACCIDENT - MARRIED ONLY A FEW MONTHS
Dear Mr. Editor,- I am very sorry to send word of the death of our dear friend, George Edward SOPER, who left his vessel Monday July 15th, to haul codfish. The third time he threw his seine an unexpected sea came and upset the boat, throwing its occupants, seven men all told, into the deep. Six men had a hard struggle for their lives, but poor Soper was drowned. Deceased belonged to Carbonear, was 35 years of age, and was married on May 24th of this year, leaving his wife (a bride), parents, brother and sisters to mourn his sad loss. Yours truly, Samuel ALLEN, Pleasure Hr., Labrador, 28th July.
MORE LABRADOR NEWS
Schooner Notice, Capt VATCHER of Burgeo, arrived here on Sunday from Bradore. Capt Vatcher left home May 22, and has since been codfishing on Canadian Labrador. He did not strike the fish in any quantity, and has secured only 220 quintals to date. He reports codfish abundant about Salmon Bay, one trap there having over 300 quintals; there has also been plenty of fish at Esquimaux Point all the summer, the Jersey buyers there having secured some time since, all they could take. Two Carbonear schooners have loaded in Middle Bay with seines and traps and are now on the way home. Salmon too, are plentiful in Middle Bay, one man, CHEVALIER, having filled 120 barrels. He could have secured a lot more if he had barrels. Capt VATCHER is here for herring barrels after the arrival of which he leaves again for Bradore.
Lance au Loup, July 24, Solomon TILLEY, son and another young man, LODER, all of Hants Harbor, Trinity Bay, capsized their boat and were drowned.
Isle au Bois, August 2, two men of Fortune Bay, swamped their dory by it being over-loaded with fish and were drowned; their bodies were not recovered.
Took on board at Spear Harbor two American fishermen who had been driven from their schooner while fishing on a bank off Belle Isle.
Took on board at Battle Harbor Capt CARTER and crew, of Greenspond, who had lost their schooner on a reef near Peter’s Island.
Rev. E MOORE, wife and child, took passage by the Virginia Lake yesterday for Bonne Bay.
Mr. Geo. S. WHITE, an iron expert of Toledo, Ohio, was a passenger by Sunday’s express for St. John’s.
Mr. Joseph PETERS; book-keeper for Ayre & Sons, St. John’s, who has for some time been on special business on this coast for his firm, returned to St. John’s on Sunday.
Mr. Alex READ, station master, Riverhead, and wife, go to St. John’s by to-morrow’s express for a few days. Mrs READ goes to consult a physician for a serious internal trouble.
Mr. E. HUTCHINGS, a St. John’s boy, son of Mr. G.A.HUTCHINGS (Job Bros & CO) but for the past year or two in business at Chicago, was a passenger on Sunday’s express on a visit to his parents.
Masters McCOWEN and FOX of St. John’s, who made a complete circuit? from St. John’s to Nain, Labrador, thence to Bay of Islands, returned home by Sunday’s express, having enjoyed their trip.
August 10, 1900
Rev. John PETERS who was at Channel, now Greenspond married Miss ALLISON, daughter of President ALLISON of Sackville University, in St. John’s. Gertrude PETERS, niece of the groom, was bridesmaid.
The schr Stilleto, Capt. BOLAND, sailed for Hawkes Bay on Tuesday night to bring back the remainder of the sportsmen who fished the waters of Bonne Bay and other places.
Schr. Annie Allen, YOUNG, arrived at St. John’s from Bay of Islands Saturday last with 260 qtls. Fish and 450 brls, herring to W. FRANKLIN. After getting soundings on St. Pierre Bank Thursday last a dory half-filled with water was passed by. A French name was painted on it, but it being foggy the letters could not be deciphered. The captain believes it must have broken adrift from some banker.
August 14, 1900
Says the Brigus Vindicator: Mr. James MERCER of Bay Roberts has been appointed teacher and lay reader of the Church of England school at Bay of Islands.
August 17, 1900
… .. It appears that Capt Joseph PETIPAS at the request of a Canadian firm proposed to erect a couple of buildings in Middle Arm for the purpose of smoking herring, but on his arrival at the Arm, he was confronted by Monsieur? HACALA and told that he would not be allowed to put up a building in Middle Arm. Capt. PETIPAS endeavoured to reason with the lobster packer, but all he got for his pains was a threat that if the buildings were put up they would be torn down. Rather than cause any unpleasantness Capt PETIPAS transferred his materials to North Arm where he now has his buildings well under way. “Sugar Stick” MENIER drove all the Newfoundlanders and Canadians off Anticosti, HACALA wants to drive them off the coast of Newfoundland. It is surprising how submissive our people are under such aggravating circumstances, but then we must remember they are kept so by French and British ships of war. In this enlightened age, however, when even Newfoundlanders are no longer a colony of “miserable ignorant fishermen”, the people will not suffer long for the sins of those who made those absurd treaties, which have not alone cause privation and suffering to Newfoundlanders but have also brought disgrace to the British flag.
Fire from engine 101 which took Wednesday’s express to Port aux Basques, caught some dry turf and stumps near Crow Gulch directly west of WATSON’s property, and soon started a big blaze, which at several times yesterday threatened to destroy the settlement of Corner Brook. Fortunately the wind was not high and after the rain of last night we hope that all danger of a repetition of last year’s conflagration be past .
August 21, 1900
The new Catholic Church on Mount Cecelia was opened for service on Sunday last, His Lordship Bishop McNeil celebrating High Mass on the occasion. The formal dedication ceremonies take place on the 16th September and we propose to defer a descriptive account of the handsome edifice until then, when we hope to be able to insert a picture of the building.
BOND - At Whitbourne on Friday, the 17th inst., at the home of her son, Hon. Robert Bond, Elizabeth relict of John Bond Esq.
WEBBER - On Saturday, the 18th inst., Mary C. the beloved wife of George Webber
“ Annie Allen” left St. John’s on Wednesday last and is due here in a day or two.
SCHR “G.G.” MISSING
North Sydney, Aug 14 – The schooner G.G. owned and sailed by Captain Joseph VATCHER of Burgeo, Nfld. Left here coal laden for Bonavista on July 21, and as she has not arrived fears are entertained that she has foundered. The vessel had a crew of three men, natives of Newfoundland.
HOW THEY WERE KILLED
The oft-adjourned inquest upon the bodies of two Newfoundland men killed at the pier on Friday last was concluded yesterday, the jury reaching the following verdict: “We the jurymen, came to the conclusion that Andrew DWYER and James MERCER, of Newfoundland, came to their death by injuries received by a tub of ore falling on them in the hold of the steamer Ceylon, the falling in our opinion being due to a defective cable.” The evidence of some of those who were working at the scene of the accident went to show that they expressed distrust of security of the cables in the morning. Michael SWEENEY, cable inspector, deposed that on the Saturday previous to the accident he had inspected the cables and found them all right. – Sydney Record Aug 16
LANDED A SICK MAN
The American fishing vessel Monitor, Capt BLACK, put in here on Friday last to land Wm MORRISON, one of the crew, who has a peculiar throat trouble which prevented him from working. Capt BLACK personally paid the man’s passage to Boston. MORRISON belongs to Channel and he left for there on the accommodation train Sunday morning, and will join the Bruce at Port Au Basques. The vessel is from Gloucester via Channel.
August 24, 1900
H.M.S. Alert is at Bonne Bay.
S.S. Harlow is due here to-morrow.
French Cruiser Isly is now at St. Pierre
Annie Allen, YOUNG, arrived in port from St. John’s on Wednesday evening.
Clarissa, PARSONS, is loading herring, codfish &c., for St. John’s.
The Glencoe leaves St. John’s to-morrow for Channel via usual ports of call.
H.M.S. Buzzard was discovered to be in a leaky condition at St. John’s. Four feet of water was found in the hold.
Schr Stiletto, Capt. HELLIARD, arrived here from Bay St. John via Bonne Bay on Tuesday last. Capt. HELLIARD report codfish and lobsters very scarce all along the coast.
Arrival of Schr “G.G.” at Bonavista
Mr STOWE a passenger by Wednesday’s express, reports the arrival of the above named vessel at her destination, all well. Grave fears had been entertained for her safety, she being over due from Sydney, and we are glad to hear that Capt. VATCHER and crew are safe.
James W. DEVINE, a Real Estate broker, of Dorchester, Mass, was in town this week.
Doctors WORCESTER and Morris J LEWIS of Philadelphia left here by Wednesday’s express for Port au Basques.
Mr. M.E. ABBOT, Bay St. George, who has been visiting St John’s on business is expected there by train to-day.
Mr, Alex READ and wife, of Riverhead Railway Station returns home from St John’s by to-day’s express.
August 28, 1900
Mr. A MURRAY has closed his business at Corner Brook and left by yesterday’s Harlow for the Annapolis Valley, where he will make his future home. Rumor sayeth Mr. MURRAY is to buy an apple orchard and that he will endeavor to supply the Newfoundland trade.
The S.S Virginia Lake returned to St. John’s from Nain on Thursday last and reports that the fishery on the whole is much improved and the hook and line men are doing remarkably well. Large quantities of cod are being secured at Cape Harrigan. The ice has moved off all along the Labrador coast.
The Log Cabin is the chief centre of attraction for tourists this season, consequently room has been made at a premium for over a month. We had an opportunity on Saturday of interviewing a numer of the guests, all of whom are exceedingly well pleased with the resort. The cuisine is termed excellent.
On Sunday the S.S. Bruce brought over another very heavy freight from North Sydney, principally goods brought by the Plant? Liner Florida from Boston. A fine horse for Mr. Will CAMPBELL, St. John’s, came over from Sydney.
We learn that the schr G.G., Capt. VATCHER, reported in the last STAR as having safely arrived at her destination, put into Fox Bay on the 10th inst. badly disabled. The schooner had an extremely rough time, and had her boom and topsail carried away and was leaking badly.
On Thursday last two horses belonging to the Howard Milling Co. were killed by the east bound accommodation train. Eight of the animals were on the track when the train came along, and thought every effort was made to get them off they held the track for over eight miles.
The Government has decided not to give a special fee to magistrates for revising the voters’ lists as has been the custom heretofore. We are heartily in accord with the Government’s action, Magistrates already in receipt of a stipend, are paid for doing the public business, and the revision of the voters’ list is surely a matter of public business.
Sept 14 1900
The Schooner Ellie May, Richard FURLONG, owner and master went ashore yesterday morning at Cook's Brook. The extent of the damage is not yet known but it is believed the vessel can easily be refloated.
Messrs. Allan BARTLETT, Mark DAVIS, Herbert CARTER, Frank EVITTS and Frank PULLIS leave by the accommodation train for a two week caribou hunt.
All houses but one were blown down at Bottle Cove on Thursday last. Mr. T. CARTER's steam launch drifted from Woods Island and sunk during the storm on Thursday last.
Sept. 18, 1900
Sept 28, 1900
Oct 2, 1900
The recent gale wrought even greater damage in Newfoundland then in Cape Breton. It is considered equal to the memorable August gale. Many disasters to shipping attended by loss of life is reported all along the Newfoundland Coast. So far 82 schooners are reported ashore or foundered, over 100 more being seriously damaged. Nearly 50 lives are known to be lost. Hope for the safety of four other vessels, with crews aggregating 25, is almost abandoned.
Annie Allen, YOUNG, on dock at St. John’s, leaves there about the end of this week.
Oct 5, 1900
Amongst the shipments to St John’s by the last freight train was 110 cases of lobsters from Messrs BAGG Bros.
Oct 9, 1900
Oct 12, 1900
Oct 15, 1900
October 16, 1900
TREMENDOUS HURRICANE SWEEPS CAPE BRETON! NEWFOUNDLAND VESSELS WITH THEIR CARGOES DESTROYED. EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED!
The wind storm that visited the West Coast of Newfoundland on Saturday was the “tail-end” of a tremendous hurricane which swept over Cape Breton coast the night before and was one of the most disasterous on that coast since the great August gale of ’73. At North Sydney the storm wrought great disaster. There the gale had a full sweep and struck the water front with terrific fury. Riding at anchor before the gale came on were no fewer than sixty schooners, in the morning about ten of them were strewn along the shore, two of which will become total wrecks. One by one the schooners parted their cables and flew before the gale. One, bolder than the rest, was seen to come on. She swept on pounded against two or three struggling schooners and finally struck against the breastwork of a wharf crushing her jib-boom through a kitchen of a dwelling. There was a number of people in the house at the tine and they were much frightened when they saw the boom protruding the wall and tearing away a cup-board that stood in the corner.
In detail the schooners wrecked are as follows: Challenge, 46, DAVIS, loaded with 60 tons of coal for Despair, Nfld; Artist, 49, JOYCE, in from fishing voyage with about 50 quintals of cod, belonging to Burin, Nfld; Canadian, LIGHT, bound in ballast for Port Morien to load coal; Winged Arrow, 50, DAVIS, Channel, Nfld, waiting coal; Cymbeline, STEWART, St. Peter’s; Union, owned by W. J. CHRISTIE, North Sydney, broken to pieces in Vooght’s dock; Candid, 35, McLELLAN, Codroy, Nfld, also sunk in Vooght’s dock, mainmast broken; Millford Guy, 50, YOUNG, bound from Halifax to Codroy with full cargo, put in for harbor; the Charlotte, E.C., from Bay of Islands, laden with deals for the Dominion Coal company at Glace Bay, grounded on the ballast ground, but got off early in the morning; the Eureka also grounded there, but got off. The two schooners which will prove total wrecks are the Union and the Candid. The circumstances attendant on the wrecking of the Candid are most distressing. She had a cargo of 100 brls of flour, 10 of corn meal, 10 bags of meal, 6 bags of salt, a lot of furniture, dry goods and groceries for some twenty families in the Codroy Valley. They gave the captain large quantities of fish to sell for them and buy their winter supplies. The vessel is gone and the poor men on the Codroy will have to beat the loss and consequent sufferings. Early in the forenoon the vessel was towed around to the ballast ground where in the afternoon she was being unloaded, and the damaged cargo taken back to Vooght’s warehouses. The loss will amount to about $2, 000 with no insurance. All the other schooners will be taken off in a few days. The Henry Ellsworth? had her stern knocked out in the dock and other schooners suffered slight injuries, but nothing worth mentioning.
The steamers Truma and Polina, bound for Newfoundland, went out before the gale came on and must have experienced the force of the storm. The Harlow got into Sydney about one o’clock having ridden through the gale. Capt SCOTT reported it as being one of the worst he had ever experienced. The storm played havoc along the I.C.R. lines. Telegraph poles are down and considerable damage has been wrought. At Port Mulgrave a frieight car weighing 20 tons and containing some tons of freight was lifted squarely off the track. Five schooners are reported ashore there, some of which will prove total wrecks. Along the railway, houses occupied by section men, were swept from their places and carried several feet away. At one place one of those houses was carried bodily and planked down on the railroad track.
There are more details to be heard of this storm. It must have swooped down on the remnant of the Newfoundland fishing fleet and in all probability carried death and destruction in its path.
The fast express which should have arrived at North Sydney at 11 o’clock Thursday night was derailed owing to one of the freaks of the gale. At McIntyre’s Lake, about six miles on this side of Point Tupper, the wind blew down a semaphore and switch stand and threw the points open leading on to an open sidetrack. The express in charge of Conductor GRAIGIE? Was howling on at the rate of 25 miles an hour, when she struck the open switch and ran out over the sidetrack. The engine tender and three cars were thrown from the rails, the baggage car being smashed, but fortunately no lives were lost. The tender falling on the other side dragged on the engine and gave the firemen and driver before collision, time to jump. The fireman escaped any injury whatever while the engineer was picked up unconscious, his face and arm being badly hurt, but he will be all right in a short time.
CONDON Bros have purchased the trim schooner Mayflower from Joseph PARRAT, Fortune Bay, and will use her in the herring industry.
Rev Father JOY, St. George’s went through to Hr Main on Sunday’s train with the body of his mother, who died at Port au Port a few days ago.
On Friday night last, the schr Belle, owned by Capt J.S. EVITTS, Benoit’s Cove, was pulled off the beach, where she had been undergoing repairs for some months past, by the S.S.Fife.
Ten Newfoundland fishing schooners were at Sydney on the 9th inst for supplies. Their catches averaged from 100 to 400 quintals and all report fishing good and weather moderate.
The admiral ship on this station, the Crescent, leaves Halifax on the 6th November for England. It is said that Admiral BEDFORD will return next spring in one of the most modern British battleships afloat, transferring his flag from the Crescent.
Oct 19, 1900
Bay of Islands had its first snow storm for the season yesterday. The majestic hills surrounding the Humber Sound were clothed in a mantle of white.
It is the intention of the men on H.M.S. Alert, by permission of Commander SAVILLE, to give a concert in the Church Institute building during their stay in port.
Oct 23, 1900
CAMPBELL - At 272 Duckworth Street, Friday October 12, a son to Mr. And Mrs. J. Campbell late of the Bay of Islands
HOULIHAN - At the R.C. Episcopal residence, St. John's, 17th October, of hemorrhage, Catherine, relict of the late James Houlihan, Bay of Islands.
Annie Allen, YOUNG, arrived here on Saturday from Pleasure Harbor, Labrador, to Mr. W.K. ANGWIN. She brought up several fishing crews, and reports the season’s voyage over.
Mr. T CARTER is building another house at Riverhead. When completed Engineer JANES (N.F.Ry.) and family will move into it, coming here from Bishop’s Falls.
If the York Harbor Copper Mine proves a success, and we have every assurance that it will, some six or seven hundred men will be employed, which means an impetus to the trade of the Bay.
Messrs J. and W. PENNEL have just received a splendid canoe from Maine, USA, the gift of M.C. LUCKENBACK, Esq, who employed the PENNEL Bros. A few weeks ago on a deer hunting trip.
The S.S. Fife, Capt MAJOR, sailed for Battle Harbor Saturday a.m. taking a number of passengers, a large mail and a small quantity of freight.
Schooner Rialta?, Capt HUELIN, arrived at Louisburg, C.B., from Bay St. George on Thursday last and reports that on Tuesday night off Cape Smoky, while reefing the mainsail, one of the crew, William FORTUNE, a native of Bay St. George, fell overboard and was drowned. The night was intensely dark, and a heavy sea running and nothing could be done to save the unfortunate man. FORTUNE leaves a wife and four children.
The schooner Irving arrived at Louisburg on Friday last having on board the body of the schooner’s captain. Wm. BLANCHARD, of Bay St. George, Nfld. The captain was engaged in fastening the main sheet while the schooner was running before a strong breeze off Scaterie Wednesday afternoon, when it suddenly broke and threw the captain overboard. The schr. Was put about and a dory launched. The body was recovered and brought to Louisburg. The remains were forwarded home to Bay St. George by steamer Bruce.
October 30, 1900
Mr ANGWIN’s schooner Annie Allen, Capt YOUNG, sails today for Halifax.
November 2, 1900
NOTES FROM BURGEO
The “cloud of sorrow” which was overhanging when I last wrote has now quite enveloped us. The highly respected Captain VATCHER and crew have not been heard of in anyway since the gale, and now all are quite convinced that they shared the same fate as many others of our hardy Newfoundland fishermen did, during that storm. Captain VATCHER was one of the leading men here and is missed by all, from the youngest to the oldest. He leaves a wife and twelve children, five of whom are very young. We deeply sympathizes with them all in their sad bereavement. A memorial service was held in the Church of England on Monday, Oct 15, which was largely attended. The Rev E.J.R. NICHOLS preached a very impressive sermon on the occasion.
Capt John VATCHER, of the Notice, sailed this morning for Channel. He will look after the placing of the clerks, ballot boxes etc., at the different booths for the coming election.
Mr. Louis CAINES, of the firm of CLEMENT & Co., is about to saild for Harbour Breton, in the schooner Virgin Belle, where he will buy a stock of goods from NEWMAN & Co, who are now winding up their business in Newfoundland.
December 4, 1900
Annie Allen left Halifax on Saturday for Bay of Islands.
December 7, 1900
A NARROW ESCAPE!
Wednesday morning Mr. Edward BRAKE of Meadows, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, had a very narrow escape from a watery grave. He had brought over a load of barrels to Mr. ANGWIN’s wharf to be shipped to Bonne Bay and was about to return home. In stepping into the boat he put his foot on the gunwale and his rubber boots being slippery and the gunwale icy, he lost his footing and was precipitated into the water. In falling he had pushed the boat from him and Mr BRAKE found himself with the boat at some distance, only a small boy in the boat unable to render him any assistance and himself unable to swim. His situation was critical. Fortunately Mr Geo H. STONE was on the wharf at the time and ran to the rescue and jumping into the boat cast the end of a line, which, luckily, also happened to be in the boat, to the drowning man. Mr. BRAKE, who was sinking the second time, managed to grasp the line and with some difficulty was hauled on board, a wetter if not a better man. Mr. STONE is greatly to be commended for his promptness in effecting a rescue as he himself is by no means a young man. Mr. BRAKE was taken into Mr. ANGWIN’s shop, stripped, rubbed down and furnished with a complete outfit of dry clothing and then started for home after his thrilling experience apparently not much the worse for his mishap.
The new Methodist minister for Bay of Islands, Rev Mr MARTYR is due at St. John’s from England and will arrive here next week.
Herring have not been so plentiful at North and Middle Arms the past day or two. A small quantity is daily taken at Apsey Beach.
December 14, 1900
Schr Annie Allen sailed on Wednesday for North Arm where she will load with herring. She took a part cargo of provisions for the York Harbor mine, which she landed yesterday.
S.S. Fiona ran on the shoals at White Islands, Placentia Bay, last week and hung on the rocks for six hours. The ship struck heavily, her keep is badly damaged and she is leaking freely.
Operations at the York Harbor copper mine will be vigorously pushed forward all through the winter. A number of miners are employed there and a large quantity of the ore will be mined by next spring.
Sch Urania, Capt PETIPAS, dragged anchor and nearly went ashore at Summerside.
(The 1900 items were contributed by Linda Elkins-Schmitt)
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