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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs daily news journals as compiled by Barbara Pederson 1998. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs April 1928 Apr. 2: Aviator Colin CALDWELL arrived in the city Saturday afternoon from Port Saunders finishing his sealing flight. In all, he flew 4,000 miles and the first accident occurred on Saturday when he landed at Quidi Vidi owing to one of the skis being broken. The left wing was slightly damaged. Message to Deputy Minister of Customs on Saturday reports that Channel schooner "Guide" which was seal hunting is a total wreck off Three Rocks Cove. The schooner rafted in with the ice Friday night and [had] her keel carried away. Crew made safe landing. "Sagona" called at Wesleyville yesterday morning and landed the body of David BEST, a second hand who died on Friday. [Ship was at the seal fishery.] Apr. 7: Abraham BASHA aged 53 years, native of Syria, was accidentally killed by street car here [St. John's] yesterday. Michael FOLEY of Harbour Grace, passenger on Thursday evening's outgoing train had his left hand badly lacerated by the car wheels at Seal Cove. It is believed that FAHEY was leaning against car when the train started, he fell, his outstretched hand going under the wheels. While shooting on Thursday p.m., George MULLOWNEY of Bay Bulls had two fingers of his left hand blown off. Apr, 9: Crew of schooner "General Byng" abandoned on March 21st arrived at Halifax yesterday. John CRANE of Upper Island Cove had two fingers of his left hand blown off in gun explosion on Saturday. He was brought to the hospital by Saturday's train. Apr. 11: N.J. VINNICOMBE, for some years M.H.A. for St. John's East and latterly one of the Liquor Controllers commissioners, died suddenly last evening. He had not been in good health for sometime past. Apr. 12: The store on Water Street next to the Bank of Nova Scotia building owned by Woods & Gate and occupied by F. MURPHY was badly gutted by fire which started at 3 o'clock yesterday p.m. The origin of fire is at present unknown. Message to the Deputy Minister of Customs yesterday reports the death of Mr. Benjamin BRAZIL, Collector of Customs at Garnish. The man Harold BUTLER of Brigus who was ill, is improving and now out of danger. [Possibly on one of the sealing ships.] Message to Dept. of Customs from Fortune yesterday stated that [the] two men who had been reported missing from their banker "Admiral Dewey" were safe, having been picked up by the schooner "Dorothy Sarkey" which arrived at Fortune yesterday. Apr. 13: Up to the present nothing has been heard of the German Junkers Plane Bremen which left Baldonnell, Ireland yesterday morning on non-stop flight across the Atlantic. There was a report that at 11 o'clock yesterday morning the plane was 880 miles from its starting point and message from the [telegraph] operator at Shoal Harbour last night claims that two people had heard a plane flying in a westerly direction. Although these reports are not confirmed authorities at Baldonnell claim that they are not worried and are confident that plane will reach its destination sometime today.
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