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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 incendiary. 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 Bay. 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.
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