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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs September - October 1927: Oct. 19: William P. MARTIN, Canadian, who for a while did business in St. John's was arrested by United States Federal Officers in Watertown, Mass. yesterday charged with being a fugitive from justice from Newfoundland. MARTIN is alleged to have embezzled $1,380 from his employers. Leaking feed pipe caused the hydroplane D1220 making flight to United States to alight at Lisbon instead of continuing on to the Azores. If weather is suitable [it] will fly to Azores today where Junker plane is awaiting favourable weather for hop to Harbour Grace. "Daily News" this morning published a copy of a letter forwarded by Prime Minister to Rev. Dr. Bond executor [of] will of late Sir Robert Bond expressing a regret that the government does not see its way clear to accept the bequest of Sir Robert Bond's Whitbourne property s a model farm. Point Verde fog alarm, Placentia will be discontinued until further notice on account of repairs being [e]ffected. Oct. 20: Message to Justice Department from Seldom Come Bye says that John BARTLETT of Bareneed, passenger on "Susu" was drowned from ship the previous night. Body was recovered yesterday. Oct. 21: Washington Post Office officials denied yesterday that they had proposed a Montreal to New York air mail service. They also denied that consideration was being given to proposals for New York to Newfoundland air mail service. German hydroplane 1220 will hop off from Lisbon for the Azores this morning, a continuation of its flight to New York via Harbour Grace. Capt. BELLMAN and five members of the three-masted schooner "Flower Dew" of St. John's [were] landed at Portland, Maine yesterday by steamer "Santa Veronica". Schooner, salt laden, sprang a leak and was abandoned. Crew laboured three days with buckets and pumps to keep vessel afloat before rescue ship arrived. 3rd Annual Fall Fair was officially opened by His Excellency the Governor at Princes Rink last night and was well attended. Oct. 24: Newfoundland runners won the Team Shield for the third time in the Halifax 10-mile Marathon on Saturday. The Shield [is] now permanently held by this country. Saturday's race was run under bad weather conditions, rain and cold wind and wet and muddy roads hindered runners. Message from Horta last evening stated that Junker hydroplane would start this morning for Harbour Grace if weather permitted. So far no report of her leaving received. Oct. 25: Ex-Magistrate W.J. SCOTT of Twillingate died in church there Sunday night while leading Congregational prayer. S.S. "Plas [?] Dinam" from Sydney with coal went ashore yesterday while entering Fogo harbour. Minister of Agriculture yesterday forwarded 330 pounds of threshed wheat of the Garbet variety locally grown to the Dominion cerealist at the experimental farm at Ottawa to have it tested and compared with Canadian-grown wheat. Oct. 27: At a largely attended meeting of the Board of Trade yesterday it was decided to form a Newfoundland Development Association which will have as its object the better development and marketing of our natural resources. Oct. 28: Newfoundland runners who took part in the Halifax Marathon last Saturday arrived home yesterday and last night were accorded an official reception by the C.L.B. Athletic Association. There was a parade and subsequent gathering at the C.L.B. Armoury. Major COOK bade the runners a cordial welcome home and congratulated them on bringing home the Team Shield which he afterwards passed over to the City. In addition to the Shield, four silver cups were brought back by the boys. Oct. 29: Interest of city sports today centered on the 25 miles walking match in Halifax where Newfoundland is again represented by Grant BURNELL who won last year. Oct. 31: Owen LAWLOR [?] of Dartmouth, N.S. champion walker of the Maritimes won the Halifax 25-mile Race on Saturday ... Grant BURNELL of St. John's was second, only 10 yards behind the victor. BURNELL led for 24 miles and lost out in last mile. Body of Capt. CHURCHILL of Bay Roberts, well-known coasting trader [was] found in waters of harbor Saturday morning. [It is] believed that in boarding his schooner previous night he missed his footing and in falling struck his head before he struck the water.
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