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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxii)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
February 1925

Feb. 2:
A new company has been incorporated called the Samuel Harris Export Co. Ltd.,
which has taken over as a going concern the business of the Estate of Samuel
Harris Ltd., Grand Bank, together with their branches at Lamaline and Garnish,
prosecuting the banks and shore fishery as formerly.

Feb. 3:
James BYRNE, aged 66, mail courier of Parker's Cove, Placentia Bay left there
on Friday last with mail for Baine Harbour to connect with S.S. "Glencoe" but was
caught in snow storm and perished.

Feb. 6:
The Bell Island Mines were closed yesterday as result of dispute over new
working regulations...

Feb. 7:
Government yesterday took up Bell Island matter with BESCO President and
Prime Minister in his message told President Wolvin that unless conditions made
satisfactory to miners the government do not feel bound to confirm agreement.
Wolvin according to a message from Montreal claims no new working regulations
have been made.

Feb. 9:
The Railway Commission decided on Saturday that only the "Prospero" and
"Sagona" would go to the seal fishery and that the "Glencoe" would continue as
usual on the western route. Capt. BURGESS will command the "Prospero"  and
Capt. Lewis LITTLE the "Sagona".

Manager ARCHIBALD of BESCO will arrive by "Silvia" today and will discuss
Bell Island situation with government.

Feb. 12:
Bell Island miners resume work today under old conditions, pending conference
with government and company.

Feb. 25:
Debate on Speech from the Throne was continued in House of Assembly yesterday.
Bill to permit sealing steamers to sail on March 5th and kill after 13th was read a
second time.


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

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