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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs September 1924 Sept. 1: Lightning destroyed two houses at Harbour Main Saturday, and knocked a child unconscious. House occupied by Mrs. CLINTON on Princes Street was gutted by fire Saturday night and two others damaged. Sept. 4: Frederick UDLE, 50 years, of this city was fatally injured at railway yard last evening. He was standing behind some freight cars when a shunting engine hit them and knocked him down. One of the cars passed over his legs, severing them. He died in hospital [at] midnight. Capt. James SNOW, [age] 32, Newfoundlander, was killed Monday when [he] fell from his boat while passing through Buffalo Canal. Sept. 6: The Prime Minister and Colonial Secretary were yesterday at Corner Brook conferring with the Armstrong Withworth authorities on the labor situation in the woods... The fishing schooner "Raymond" drifted out of St. Pierre roads in Thursday night's gale and drove ashore near Fortune. All her crew are safe except one dory with five men on board which is still missing. Sept. 8: Warship[s] "Hood" and "Repulse" and "Adelaide" of Special Service Squadron arrived in Conception Bay on Saturday and will remain for fortnight. During that time special efforts will be made to entertain the men and generally give them a heavy welcome. Yesterday Topsail was visited by thousands of people who were anxious to see the ships. Vice Admiral Field pays an official visit to Governor and Prime Minister today. Sept. 11: Five hundred Blue Jackets and marines from Special Service Squadron paraded in the city yesterday morning, His Excellency the Governor taking the salute and through a principal officer laid a wreath on the National Memorial. Water Street was decorated with flags in honor of the occasion and the parade was a most impressive one. Sept. 12: John TIBBO and Dennis RAKE of Grand Bank, who had been adrift in a dory for three days on the Banks were landed at Boston yesterday by the steamer "Davisa", who had taken them off a Portuguese fishing schooner. Drifting in dense fog, the fishermen kept their meagre supply of food in reserve and took nothing but a little water for sustenance. They refrained from rowing in order to husband their strength. On the night of the third day the fog lifted and they sighted the Portuguese schooner becalmed, and rowed to her spending twelve days on board her before being taken off by steamer. Sept. 16: A terrible tragedy occurred on the Topsail Road near Donovans just after midnight, resulting in the death of six persons: Lieut. Commander O'CALLAGHAN and Lieut. BURROWS of the H.M.S. "Constance"; Capt. WHITTY, Secretary of G.W.V.A.; ex-Lieut. KING of the Air Force; George HARRISON of the staff of the Bank of Montreal; and Clinton DUDER, son of the late Charles DUDER. WHITTY and KING were struck by the car and hurled to their death. The others were occupants of the car which crashed over an embankment, turned over, and crushed them. [Name withheld], who was driving the car, was arrested. Sept. 17: Admiral Field and officers of the Special Service Squadron were entertained at luncheon by the Prime Minister yesterday p.m. In the course of his speech the Admiral paid a splendid tribute to the seamen of Newfoundland. [Name withheld], driver [of] motor car in Monday midnight's traffic accident was charged with murder yesterday morning in the Magistrate's Court. Bail was allowed in the sum of two hundred thousand dollars. Preliminary enquiry begins tomorrow afternoon.
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