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Old News of Newfoundland



Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs daily news journals as
compiled by Barbara Pederson 1998.


Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
September 1924

Sept. 18:
The victims of the recent motor accident will be buried today with full naval
and military honors. Yesterday evening the bodies of the naval officers were
removed from the morgue to the Council Chambers of the city and the funeral
will take place from there this morning.

[His] Excellency the Governor and party left by H.M.S. "Swisteria" last evening
on a visit to sections of the Colony.

Sept. 19:
Funeral obsequies of victims of Monday night's motor accident were marked by
unusual display of public sympathy. Large concourses of citizens followed
bodies to the grave side while the streets were lined by thousands of people
who stood in sympathetic silence. The naval funeral in the morning was
particularly impressing, the bodies being carried on gun carriages and followed
by large numbers of sailors from the ship bearing arms.

Gloucester schooner "Anita and Bernice" is given up as lost. One of her men,
Joseph TARGETT is a Newfoundlander.

Sept. 20:
The Special Service Squadron leaves for England tomorrow afternoon. In a
letter [to] His Excellency the Governor, Admiral Field expresses appreciation
of the hospitality extended all ranks during the visit.

Sept. 22:
The Special Service Squadron which for the past ten days has been
anchored off Topsail in Conception Bay weighed anchor at 5:15 yesterday
afternoon and started homeward, passing down the north side of the bay.

Sept. 23:
Walter MCFATRIDGE, struck by the east-bound Express [train] on
Sunday evening near Deer Lake, was so badly injured that he died at
the hospital there yesterday morning.

The [paper mill?] Company at Corner Brook are making further enquiries
for axemen to go in the woods. The position at the present time is that men
must be procured at once to cut the timber in the Deer Lake area. If they
are not available much valuable timber will be lost or the completion of the
big dam delayed for another year. Employment can be found for a large
number of axemen.

Sept. 24:
Capt. Richard GOSSE of Gosse Milard Company of Vancouver, a
Newfoundlander who has made good in the canning industry in British
Columbia, gave an excellent address before the Board of Trade
yesterday, on the industry.

Sept. 29:
A man named Samuel CRAMM was killed on Saturday night by freight
train near Grand Falls, the body being found underneath the wheels of
a loaded car.

Sept. 30:
The schooner "Beryl M. Corkum" was sighted capsized and a derelict off
St. George's fishing banks last Friday. She was apparently a victim of
recent storms. Nothing has been heard of her crew.

The Special Service Squadron which left Conception Bay on Sunday
[the] 21st, arrived at Plymouth on Sunday night, last port.



Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (September 2002)

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