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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xvii1)

 
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.

 

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

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