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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxvii1)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

February 1928

Feb. 3:
Great anxiety is felt for the safety of the steamer "Sagua la Grande" [?] which
left Philadelphia 12 days ago with cargo of coal for Halifax. She has a crew
of 12 Newfoundlanders.

Leo P. DOYLE, [age] 23 of Gull Island, Bay de Verde, while shooting birds
yesterday slipped on the ice, discharging the gun and [the] charge entered his
breast. He is being brought to hospital.

Feb. 4:
The "Daily News" this morning states that large Toronto interests have
acquired interests in the Red Indian Lake mining area and the necessary
capital has been subscribed and the stock issue is being underwritten by
a financial house in Toronto. So far four companies are in [the] process
of incorporation, the total capital of which will exceed $20,000,000.
Prominent Canadian geologists are being retained on behalf of these
companies to make the necessary geological and geophysical examinations
which will start at the earliest opportunity in the spring that the weather
will allow.

Express [train] which was held up all yesterday at Kitty's Brook by storm got
clear at 7:20 last night and is due in the city tonight.

Feb. 8:
[Radio] station 8WMC will broadcast concert from Wesley Church Lecture
Hall at 8 o'clock tonight. Prime Minister Monroe will preside.

Feb. 10:
Schooner "Mattawa" owned in St. John's caught fire and sank off Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia yesterday. Fire was caused by backfire from engine igniting
gasoline cargo and blew vessel to pieces. Crew escaped in boats.

[Radio] Station 8WMC will broadcast an interesting programme from the
Newfoundland Hotel tonight.

Five companies with a total capitalization of $22,000,000 have been formed
for the purpose of exploiting mining area eastward and southward of
Buchans. 1,100 mining claims within these sections have been applied for.

Feb. 17:
Ottawa despatch says that Dominion Government was asked yesterday to
take steps to obtain restoration of the Labrador territory awarded
Newfoundland by Privy Council to Quebec, this request being part of the
requested legislation programme submitted by the National Labor

Colin CALDWELL will fly the new Avro machine from St. John's to Port
aux Basques today to carry out survey of Gulf ice floes in connection with
this year's seal fishery.


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

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