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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxiv)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

November 1927

Nov. 1:
Rev. Father WHALEN, parish priest of Lamaline was found dead in his
home at Allan's Island Sunday night.

Sunday morning the Custom's House at Botwood was destroyed by fire
but books, documents etc. were saved. Fire believed to be the work of an

Nov. 3:
Bungalow of Maxwell UPSHALL, Mundy's Pond [St. John's] destroyed
by fire this morning. krosene lamp kept in room for sick child exploded,
causing blaze. Family of 6 escaped.

Capt. M. PELLY, master of schooner "Flora Nickerson" wired from Seal
Cove, White Bay yesterday that he was delayed there by stormy weather
and expressed anxiety about schooner "Dianthus" which left Salmon Bight
last Thursday in heavy snow storm.

Nov. 4:
Mystery surrounds abandoned schooner "Northern Light" which was
boarded off Twillingate on Thursday and taken into Herring Neck under
own canvas by Capt. Saul WHITE. Hull of schooner in good condition
and perfectly tight has not been in contact with any rocks, has cargo of
fish under deck, and oil and herring on deck. No sign of life, no boats,
no seamen's clothes aboard.

Nov. 5:
Grant BURNELL, Newfoundland's representative in the recent Halifax
Marathon was accorded warm reception being entertained at Donovans
last night by the Guards A.A. 

"Meigle" sailed for Labrador yesterday with cruisers and engineers of
the International Paper Company who will go over some of the timber
areas of that country.

A fifty mile gale swept Nova Scotia and Maritime Provinces last night
and the weather forecast for this country today is strong winds and gales
from S.E., cloudy with occasional rain. Up to an early hour this morning
"Caribou" [ferry to Nova Scotia] had not been able to leave Port aux 
Basques on account of gale raging there.

Crew of schooner "Northern Light" which had been picked up in
abandoned condition are safe at Exploits. Message from light keeper
of Twillingate states vessel had been abandoned near entrance to
Exploits Run when she was thought to be among breakers. Vessel
was owned by Capt. Thomas PARSONS of Bloomfield, Bonavista

Nov. 8:
Roy CLARKE, son of Mr. and Mrs. John CLARKE, Brigus, who is now
studying medicine at Dalhousie had been chosen as Rhodes Scholar for
1927. CLARKE received his early training at the Methodist College.

Schooner "Emily Selig [?]" which left here 10 days ago for Flowers
Cove has not yet been reported. Marine and Fisheries Department are
instituting enquiries. 

[Due to undetermined difficulties the news ceases at this date, with
nothing more reported until it resumed on the 23rd.]

Nov. 23:
Cliff STONE, lapping 38 seconds off the best previous local time won
the ten-mile indoor race last night... Bill LINEGAR was second,
Mul ROONEY [MULROONEY?] 3rd, Gower STONE 4th and Joe
MARTIN, Harbour Grace 5th.

The Junkers seaplane which hopped off from Horatio in Azores last
evening for Harbour Grace was compelled to return due to to heavy
weight which did not permit flight to be continued.

Nov. 24:
George HOUSE was elected Most Worthy Grand Master of the
Society of United Fishermen last night.

Nov. 25:
Snowstorm raged on the western division of the railway last night and
reports to the railway said it was drifting badly.

Nov. 27:
Owen LAWLOR of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, champion of Eastern
Canada defeated Grant BURNELL, Newfoundland's champion in
the 7-mile Challenge Race at the Prince of Wales Rink last night.
LAWLOR's time was 58.38 3/4. BURNELL was beaten about three
quarters of a lap of the rink and finished in 58.57 1/5.

Nov. 28:
Newfoundland schooner "Admiral Drake" ran ashore at Scaterie
Saturday night and became total loss. Crew saved.

William NOSEWORTHY, well known hardware man died suddenly
early yesterday morning.

Nov. 29:
Crew of the schooner "Admiral Drake" still marooned on Scaterie where
their ship was driven on Saturday.

Mr. D.F. KENT, Clerk of the Registry Office, Supreme Court died last
night at the General Hospital after a brief illness.

Nov. 30:
William NOEL, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Mines died last
evening following operation for peritonitis.


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

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