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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxiii2)

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

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.


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

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