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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxx3)

 
Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

May 1928

May 25:
Toronto despatch says F.M. Connell of that city purchased some 30,000 acres
in Newfoundland immediately adjoining Buchans mine. This land is controlled
by smelting company in [association] with Sir Herbert Holt.

State convention Knights of Columbus held yesterday at Bay Roberts, John G.
HIGGINS being elected State Deputy.

May 26:
Harry J. CROWE, well known lumberman died at Toronto yesterday in his
60th year.

May 28:
On Saturday a new political organization called "The Young Newfoundland
Political Association Ltd." was registered. Names of the incorporators are:
J.A.W. MCNEILLY, L.E. EMERSON, K.M. BLAIR, J. Alex WINTER, F.G.
HOUSE, William DAVIS, Charles D. SLEATER, Hugh A. LEMESSURIER,
John D. O'DRISCOLL, F.M. O'LEARY, F. Ronald CLARK, H. Norman 
BURT, Thomas HALLETT, George WHITELY, Harold MITCHELL,
Peter O'MARA.

Message to the Marine and Fisheries Dept. on Saturday from Grady states
there is no ice whatever on the Labrador coast.

May 29:
Philip George COOK, fire constable and stable boss at the Central Fire Hall
[St. John's] died yesterday morning at the hospital as result of injuries he received
when he was trampled on by a pair of fire horses and run over by the truck.

List of electors under the new franchise tabled in the House of Assembly
yesterday shows that next election there will be 118,598 voters. Of this
52,343 will be females.

May 30:
Capt. Frank E. Courtney, British aviator ready to hop off tomorrow from Pisa
in Italy to New York via Lisbon, Azores and Newfoundland.

At the House of Assembly yesterday... Sir John Bennett... stated that during
his recent trip to Canada no negotiations were carried on regarding the sale of
Labrador... neither had there been any discussion of confederation... [and that]
his business was in connection with a subsidy for the caribou and he succeeded
in securing Canadian contribution of $35,000 per year on the agreement that
Canada would be given the same terms as given Spain in return for free entry of
our fish. These terms apply to fruits except apples and Canada will be given the
same privileges.

May 31:
Capt. John B. FARRELL, prominent Gloucester fishing skipper, formerly of
Newfoundland was killed and his body burned yesterday when the after part
of his schooner "Mary" was blown up by a mysterious explosion, followed by
fire. "Mary" was about to sail on halibut fishing trip.

In the House of Assembly yesterday loan bill for ten million [dollars] was
passed. This provides for the refund of the 1918 ten year 6-1/2 percent loan
of seven and a half million and provides also $1,300,000 for diversion and
re-railing of the railway and $660,000 for deficit on current and railway account.

Message to Mr. G.J. POWER, M.H.A. St. George's states that an epidemic
of 'flu and pleurisy has broken out at Bay of Islands and two deaths have occurred.

 

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

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