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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs August - 1924 Aug. 1: So far there has been no disturbance at Corner Brook [logging/paper mill operations] but in messages to the Prime Minister, Alf PRINCE demands Monroe's presence, otherwise threatens to lay plant and forest in ruins. The Prime Minister replying, urged the men to call off the strike for the present, giving the government time to close the House [of Assembly] and investigate the whole matter, adding that personally he was desirous of giving every assistance possible. Aug. 4: The railway management received word last night that the strike at Corner Brook has ended and the men would return to work this morning. The strike passed off without any violence on the part of the men. Messrs. CRAMM and PUDDISTER, M.H.A.s for Bay de Verde motored to Caplin Cove on Saturday night to see for themselves the result of the disastrous fire at that place. They returned last night and report the situation worse than at first thought. Thirty-two people are in destitute circumstances. The fire is the result of carelessness on the part of berry pickers or trouters and should teach those who make fires in the woods the seriousness of the act of carelessness in that regard. Public subscriptions are asked for the sufferers by the members of the District, also personal and bed clothing. Aug. 7: Regatta Day passed off quietly, weather was ideal and majority of races were closely contested. They were witnessed by the usual large crowds. Aug. 9: A despatch from Montreal says the British Empire Steel Corporation is prepared to continue working its iron mines in Newfoundland through remainder of the year on its present wage basis of the 1800 workmen. It is announced here a demand for higher wages it is said would result in a suspension of work since the margin of profit on the 7500 toms being shipped this year to Germany, the only large market open was too slight to permit an increase. Aug. 19: The export duty on cod oil, cod liver oil, whale and other fish oils was rescinded by the House of Assembly yesterday. The British Special Squadron is due at Quebec today being delayed by fog in the Gulf. The ships are due in Newfoundland September 6th. They will anchor off Topsail in Conception Bay. Aug. 22: The Marine and Fisheries Department have received following report of the fishery from Capt. Edgar HANN, Battle Harbour: Good hooking [from] Belle Isle to Lark Harbor, fair fishing with trawl and hook. 18 schooners average about 400 quintals each. Saw Capt. Jesse WINSOR on his way to Battle Harbour with full load [of] fish. Aug. 25: Recent reports as to health conditions at Hampden, White Bay are found to have been greatly exaggerated. While there have been a few mild cases of typhoid fever there has been no epidemic and the water supply and general health conditions are excellent. There need be no hesitation on the part of laborers to seek employment there and one hundred men can be given work at once in connection with rossing [?] and shipping pulpwood while one thousand men will be required for logging in early part of this fall. Aug. 28: Mrs. A. RYAN, proprietress of National House was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when she jumped from her motor car. It is believed she became frightened by the severe wind storm and fearing accident to the car, jumped out. Aug. 30: Reports of damage caused by Wednesday's gale are only now coming to hand. Capt. Thomas POOLE of motor steamer "Dorothy Lake" of Fortune was washed overboard and drowned in Wednesday's gale. The vessel was coal laden from Sydney [Nova Scotia]. Miss Joan HORWOOD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben HORWOOD was winner of this year's Jubilee Scholarship of fifteen hundred dollars. Public meeting will be held Monday in Board of Trade rooms to make arrangements for reception of the British Navy which will arrive in Newfoundland waters next week. Schooner "Columbia" of Gloucester arrived St. Jacques from Grand Bank Thursday, reports her cables parted and she lost anchor. Captain reports Wednesday's storm worse in his experience.
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