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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs October 1924 Oct. 2: The Minister of Finance Sir John Crosbie who has been on a tour of Customs inspection has been enquiring to the charges of smuggling in the Humber Valley with result that a big seizure of boots, cigarettes, tobacco, liquors, and wines has been made at Corner Brook. Two captains brought before magistrate have been fined $400.00 each. Oct. 7: Frederick A. CLEMENTS of Newfoundland has been killed at Bedford, Mass. Oct. 21: The rumor has been current for some time that the railway line from Grand Falls to Humber Mouth would close down during winter months. Yesterday Hon. J.R. Bennett on behalf of the government officially denied this canard. He definitely assures the Newfoundland Power & Paper Company that railway will run over the Topsails this winter as usual and extra precautions have been undertaken to prevent snow blockades. Oct. 24: 27 members of the fishing schooner "L & S" were taken off the craft about 200 miles west of St. John's by steamer "Mount Clay" yesterday. Oct. 25: Customs authorities have made further seizures [of] liquors and dry goods at Curling and fines aggregating $700 have been imposed on smugglers. Oct. 27: Ron O'TOOLE who represented Newfoundland in Ten-mile Championship Race at Halifax on Saturday won third place in a field of forty-eight competitors. Oct. 28: The business places of A. KELLY, A.C. STROUD, and E. BOULOS near Grand Falls Railway Station were totally destroyed by fire yesterday. Newfoundland schooner "Marjorie E. Bachman", rum laden, was seized off rum row yesterday.
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