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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xviii)

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


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

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