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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxiii1)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
September - October 1927:

[Only one entry for September, journal begins on the 30th]:
Canadian dipper dredge "Kennequahair" [?] bound to Fort Churchill foundered
off Labrador in storm on 27th [September]. No loss of life.

Oct. 1:
The Anglo Newfoundland Development Co. Ltd. have work for one hundred
and twenty-five loggers in their Millertown district and the same number in
their Badger district, at woods work.

John HUDSON of Adams Cove, Bay de Verde [was] seriously injured at
No. 3 'Submarine' at Bell Island yesterday by falling under ore car. It was
found necessary to amputate his left arm. Here is every hope of his recovery.

Mr. T.F. BUTT died suddenly at his home this morning [at] Maxse Street.

Oct. 4:
House and store belonging to Mrs. D. JOSEPH at Deer Lake destroyed by
fire yesterday morning.

Oct. 5:
[Because of our close ties then, with Gloucester...]:
Gloucester despatch says hope for schooner "Columbia" and her crew of 20
has been given up. She was last seen fifty miles from Sable Island the day
before the great storm which swept the Banks on Aug. 23rd.

George REID, master cooper with A.H. Murray and Co. dropped dead on
George Street on his way home last night.

Oct. 6:
According to a statement by the Prime Minister this morning the
railway deficit to June 30th last is $125,000 less than the previous
year for approximately $618,000. 1924 to 1925 was $743,000. This
showing was made in spite of extraordinary expenditures in ballasting
etc. and $70,000 on "Prospero", "Kyle" and "Home".

Oct. 7:
Junker plane bearing four German flyers and Lilien Dillenz [?], an
Austrian actress, after dropping into the sea off Santa Cruz is
expected to take off for Harbor Grace today via Azores.

Oct. 8:
Casket [?] natural history specimens and other bequests made by the
last Sir Robert Bond [in?] the museum were formally handed over
yesterday by Rev. Dr. Bond to His Excellency the Governor who
received them on behalf of the people of Newfoundland.

Oct. 12:
Schooner "Garland" of Carbonear, fish laden from Labrador [is] total
wreck near Hilliard's Harbour five miles from Canada Bay. Crew safe.

S.S. "Kyle" leaves St. John's on Monday next on her last trip to the
Labrador. Message to the Railway management last night states that
N.E. gales and heavy snow storms now raging on north east coast.

Addressing Board of Trade yesterday Mr. Townsend of the Hudson
Bay Co. talking on business development declared that if present
method of handling our fish were persisted in, nothing but ruin was
before the fishery and he urged the merchants to get together and by
mutual co-operation and effort and new processes, save and develop
the natural resources which the country so abundantly possesses.

Oct. 15:
Junker plane D1230 [later written as D1220] arrived at Horta, Azores
from Lisbon yesterday. It is not known whether they will fly from there
to Harbour Grace or Bermuda.

Deadlock over price of Labrador fish somewhat relieved yesterday
when some of the men agreed to accept the $3.90 compromise price.

"Kyle" which arrived [St. John's] last night reports winter weather has
set in on Labrador.

Oct. 17:
Eileen, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward TILLEY, Longs
Hill struck by a motor car driven by Miss Nellie CONWAY at Harvey
Road yesterday afternoon died within an hour.

Crew of Newfoundland schooner "Flower Dew" [were] rescued by
Italian steamer "Brenta" about 200 miles off Savannah, Georgia. No
other particulars.

Oct. 18:
Large saw mill owned by A.N.D. Company [at] Botwood destroyed
by fire yesterday.


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

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