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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals February 1928 Feb. 18: Marine and Fisheries Department received message from light keeper at Belle Isle yesterday stating that numerous seals were sighted coming through last evening heavy ice eastward moving south. Feb. 20: Leonard EVANS, school master of Adam's Cove had right hand shattered by accidental discharge of gun while shooting birds on Saturday. Feb. 23: Schooner "George A. Wood" arrived at Barbados yesterday slightly damaged. Schooner left Cadiz 89 days ago for St. John's. Job's new steamer "Ungava" arrived from England this morning. Feb. 24: Capt. KEAN speaking before Llewlyn Club last evening announced that the price of young [seal] fat for this season has been fixed at $5.00 and for old fat in proportion. Increase was due he said to demand for immature seal skins. Speech made by Prince of Wales at the Chamber of Shipping, London which was broadcasted by Rugby [?] was heard in St. John's last night. Feb. 27: Minister of Agriculture and Mines WALSH returned from Buchans Saturday and states that when spring opens employment can be had for between three to five hundred additional men, one hundred and fifty of which will be carpenters. At present time it would be useless for anybody to go to Buchans unless work had been previously secured. Town building programme will be proceeded with this spring. [An interesting note]: Feb. 28: Several thousand Brittany folk flocked yesterday to the historic port of St. Malo for the annual ceremonies in honor of the departing French fishermen who will pass the summer on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Seventy- four three masted ships jammed the harbor basins [?] through which the Archbishop of Rennes passed upon the official tug bestowing his blessing on the vessels.
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