April 27th 1898

April 27th 1898



At Berwick, April 22nd, to Rev and Mrs. D.H. Simpson, a son.

At Truro, March 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Christie, a son.


At Canard, April 18th, by the Rev C.A. Martell, John A. Gaffney, of North Abington, Mass., and Hattie E., daughter of William Farnham, of Canard.


At Berwick, April 20th, Laura, widow of the late James Taylor, and daughter of the late Mr. Ezekiel Kinsman, aged 43 years.

At Millville, on Tuesday, 12th April, Smith Welton, aged 51 years.

At Aylesford, 13th inst., Mrs. Zachariah Whitman, aged 77 years.

At Windermere, on Sunday, March 13th, of consumption, Annie S., daughter of Charles E. Dodge, aged 23 years.


Rev. Thos. McFall, of Somerset, preached In the Reformed Presbyterian church, St. John, on Sabbath last.

Mrs. and Miss Fishwick were passengers to Boston by steamer Yarmouth on Wednesday evening last.

Rev. A. Martell was in Windermere on Saturday on a fishing excursion.

Mr. James Northup of Harborville is moving to the property in South Berwick formerly owned by the late Leonard Van Buskirk Esq.

Frank Morse left on Monday last for Montana. His friends and companions of the Berwick Brass Band assembled at the Station and gave him an appropriate farewell.

Mr. A. LO. Margeson has been in Berwick for a short time. He is removing his family from Granville Ferry to Truro.

Mr. J. Emerson Bill of Wolfville left on Monday for the West.

Mr. S. J. Parrish, of Ludlow Me. is visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Angus McDonald Morton, of Woodville, received the degree of M. D., C. M., at Dalhousie Convocation on Tuesday.

Mr. E. B. Cogswell of Kentville was in Berwick on Monday on legal business.

The Parrsboro Leader, referring to the forthcoming production of the Cantata of Ruth, the Moabitess, in that town, says Mr. Rice, who is the leader, anticipates being able to give a very creditable performance. The latest acquisition to the list of performers, is Mr. J. D. Nichols, of the Commercial Bank staff. Mr. Nichols has a fine tenor voice.

Mysterious Disappearance:

For over a week the people of this vicinity have been excited over the mysterious disappearance of Hezekiah C. Borden, an aged and respected resident of south Waterville, who has been missing since Tuesday, 19th. Mr. Borden, who is 83 years of age had taken dinner with his son, Mr. William Borden, and at half past twelve left there to return to his home at the residence of Mr. Geo. Borden, another son, the distance being about a mile and a quarter. The road runs through pasture land with woods nearby. From that time to the present nothing has been seen of him, nor can any trace of him be found, although the woods and surrounding country have been searched in all directions friends and neighbours from far and near having willingly assisted in the search. The most sincere sympathy for the anxious relatives is everywhere expressed. When last seen Mr. Borden wore a dark suit and hard black hat. A reward of $50 is offered for information which may lead to his recovery, whether living or dead.

$50 Reward:

Will be paid by me, the undersigned, for information leading to the discovery, dead or alive, of my father, H. C. Borden. Was 83 years of age, height 5 feet, 6 inches; wore a short full beard, quite gray. When last seen, at the residence of his son, William Borden, South Waterville, on Tuesday, April 19th, at 12 25 p.m. He wore a black suit, shoes and hard black hat.



Steam Mill Village:

Miss Mammie Woodman, who has been very sick, is able to be out again.

Mr. and Mrs. Kinsman Reid, of Margaretville, visited her brother, Mr. Ernest Reid, last week.

Mrs. Stairbird, of Maine, Mrs. N.M. Butler and Mr. Sawler, of Newtonville, Mass., who have been visiting their uncle, Mr. Jas. MacInias, have returned home.

One of our popular young men, Mr. Ansel Vaughn, who has been spending the last year in the United States, returned home last week with a bride. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn every happiness in the future.


Miss Laura B. Bowles will teach for the remainder of the term at Prospect, substituting for Mr. James Craig.

Mr. Grant Foote has arrived home from the United States. He will remain here during the summer.

Building operations are commencing. Messrs. Albert Jordan, Grant Porter, Austin, Bolsor and David Fraser will erect houses, while James Moody has the timber ready for a large barn.


Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Northrup and daughter, of Margaretville, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. James Northrup.

Miss Mary McKenzie visited friends in Somerset last week. She returned to Harborville on Tuesday.

Miss Nellie Dickie, who has been spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Melbourne Cook, returned to her home at Black Rock on Saturday last.

Mrs. Melbourne Cook entertained the young ladies of Harborville on Friday last, at a farewell party given to her sister, Miss Dickie.

Capt. W. t. Cook and Boyd Parker wheeled to Waterville on Tuesday and returned on Wednesday.

Prof. Brown has commenced the second quarter of vocal lessons in this place. The Prof. has also a very large class of instrumental scholars.

Mrs. Crabtree visited friends in Aylesford and Margaretville last week.


As your correspondent has been away for a short time not much has been heard of through the REGISTER.

Mr. James E. Miller is making two heavy team wagons this spring, which will be of good service as he is a good workman.

Mr. Robert Bruce has been quite busy with his horse-power, sawing up the woodpiles from place to place.

Mr. Daniel Bruce is running a repair shop, fixing the farm wagons and other repairs on light wagons.

Mr. Frederic Foster is out grafting fruit trees. He is an experienced hand at the work.

Mrs. Abraham Spinney is away from home for a few weeks.

Mr. Everett Neily has returned home from the States to spend the summer with his father, Mr. W. Neily.

Mrs. Small and her daughter, Dora, have returned from the States, after spending the winter with their friends.

Miss Annie Jacques, of Auburn has a music class in this place.

Mrs. J. W. Plumb and Miss Martha Gates went to Brickton on their wheels on the 15th and returned on the 17th.

Rev. G. O. Huestis, of Morden, preached his farewell sermon in this place on Sabbath morning. He is soon to move to Lunenburg county. He will be greatly missed.


On Friday last a number of our boys were having a game of ball on the grounds near the store of the "Supply Company" and as one of the boys struck at the ball the bat slipped from his hands and struck Frank McColl, who was standing by watching the game. Fortunately he received the blow on his mouth, for had it struck him on the head it would certainly have broken his skull. The boys helped him home, and Dr. Harvey was immediately sent for. He found his jaw fractured, his gums badly crushed, and seven teeth knocked out or broken off. The Dr. fixed him as best he could and he is now quite comfortable.

Mrs. Toye, widow of the late John Toye, of Hantsport, is the guest of Mrs. F. R. Rachford.

Mr. Ratchford has a nice building erected near the station, which he is fitting up for a carpenter and blacksmith's shop. Report says that Mr. Wallingford Skinner, of South Berwick, is the coming blacksmith.

Mr. W. H. Forsythe and family have moved to Lower Church Street, and Mr. Spittal who purchased the Forsythe farm has taken possession. Mr. Forsythe has moved to the Abraham Marsters place. This is one of the most valuable farms in county.

Cambridge has been very much excited over the sad and mysterious disappearance of Mr. Hezekiah Borden. Almost every available man has been on the search.

Mr. Borden was born in Horton, but when he was a small boy the family moved to Cambridge. Here Mr. Borden grew to manhood and built and operated a carding mill, where Mr. O. B. Woodman now has his mill. After a few years he went to Hants county where he married and raised his family. About eight or nine years ago his brother, Mr. Samuel Borden, who lived on the old Borden homestead died and Hezekiah and family came back and took the old place where they remained some four or five years. About three years ago his son George, who had then taken charge sold the old place to Mr. J. H. Webster, and the Bordens purchased the Leverett Webster place at South Waterville, where old Mr. and Mrs. Borden have since found a comfortable home with their son George. Thinking it possible that Mr. Borden might have wandered back to the old place and have fallen into the mill pond, Mr. Woodman drew off the water and a careful but fruitless search was made.

In his younger days Mr. Borden taught school for a number of years, and since he came back to Cambridge he has been known and respected as a quiet, intelligent, Christian man.


Miss Lucy Charlton is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. O. Christie, Truro.

Robert Browne was in town on Sunday. "Rob" has spent a two weeks leave of absence from his post in Kentville visiting in Boston and New York.

B. S. Johnstone has moved into his new house on East Main St.

Rev. Mr. Hawley has recovered from a quite serious illness. He was able to preach on Sunday morning last.

H. R. Nelson is recovering from an attack of mumps, and Frank Wolfe is now a victim of that disease.

Mrs. Geo. Brown is visiting in Boston.

The war scare promises to restore a number of our young men. One effect is noticeable in the barber shop being opened again. "Ern" would rather wield the razor than the sword.

Anthony Rafuse has the cellar dug and walls laid for a house on the west side of the Meadow Road.

DYING OUT. - A despatch from Vancouver B. C. says that it looks as if the Klondyke fever is dying out. The outfitting trade has dropped off to a shadow of itself. The steamers catering for northern trade increased in numbers until there are but a few passengers to each steamer, and unless the boom revives many of the big steamers will have to lay up. When the rush first subsided the steamship companies tumbled over each other in competing for trade, and as a consequence it is said the passage to Alaska can be had for $10 and $15, and freight rates have been cut in half.

BRITISH CRUISERS.- Halifax dockyard officials have received notice that the British cruisers, St. George and Crescent, fitting out in Portamouth, will be added to the British North American Squadron. H. M. S. Cordelia has orders to arrive in Halifax not later than April 29.

AUCTION - That desirable property known as Brown's Block, Berwick, is to be sold at public auction on Tuesday May 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m. See advt.

MRS. LAUBA TAYLOR died at the residence of her brother, Mr. Frank Kinsman, on Wednesday of last week. This was the anniversary of the death of her son, Fred, which took place on April 20th, 1897.

PRESBYTERY OF HALIFAX. - a meeting of the Hailfax Presbytery was held at Annapolis on Tuesday, April 5th. Among those present were Rev H. Dickie, of Windsor, Rev John Hawley, of Waterville, Rev R.G. Sinclair, of Canard, and Rev Ralph J. Strathie, of Newport. It was decided that a permanent minister should be placed at Annapolis at a salary of $700, $300 of which amount would come from the augmentation fund, the balance to be supplied by the circuit, which includes Perotte, - Spectator.


The property in Berwick containing 3 1/2 acres belonging to Capt C.O. Allan is now offered for sale. This property is most desirably situated in the centre of the town with highways on two sides and is therefore calculated to become very valuable. It may be had at a bargain as a whole or in lots to suit purchasers.

Apply to

S.H. Nichols.