December 7th 1898

December 7th 1898



At Waltham, Sept. 9, by Rev. Frederick B. Greul, Hiram Blanchard MacDonald and Adelia Florella Harris, both of Sommerville, formerly of Nova Scotia.


At Billtown, on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, Eldred E. Rockwell, aged 46 years, after a protracted illness which he bore with…………………………..(the second line is too faded to read)………………………………………
to mourn the sad loss of a kind husband and loving father.

At Berwick on Thursday Dec. 1st. Margurrite, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John March aged 3 months and 16 days.

Bereaved: The infant daughter of Dr and Mrs. J.B. March aged three months and fifteen days died on Thursday of last week of the effects of measles. The funeral took place at Bridgewater, the father and two children, Cyril and Birdie, accompanying the remains to that place. They returned on Monday.


The property at Berwick, occupied by undersigned, consisting of house, and barn with plum and apple orchard adjoining, situated within five minutes walk of station, churches, and places of business. - Also, the good will of a large medical practice. For further particulars apply to


N.B. All overdue accounts must be settled at once.


A Chester White Boar, eighteen months old. Will be kept for service until sold. Terms 75 cents.


Berwick, Nov. 22nd.


On Premises of Subscriber, Welsford, a red and white yearling steer marked with one ha-penny under side of right ear and slit in same two ha-pennies under side of left ear.

Owner can have same on payment of expenses.


Nov. 23rd 1898.

TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE before you spend money on Pedlers or Eaton Silverware you better call on McLeod the Jeweller and see his new lines in gold lined Bon Bons, Card receivers, Tea Sets, Butter dishes, Fruit dishes, Silver Pictures, etc.

WANTED. - Butter, Eggs, Dried Apples, Oats, Turkeys, Geese and Chickens in trade. Highest prices paid.


DAMAGED. - Schr Leonard B. Walters, from New York, for Wolfville, N. S. with corn, lost bowsprit, all headgear and most of her sails, carried away rudder head and sustained other damage during the storm of Nov. 27th.

Merry Wedding Bells: The marriage took place yesterday of Robert F. Lehan, son of Police Sergeant Lehan, and Miss Mabel Grace Margeson, daughter of Mr. Margeson, wheelwright, North Street. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents. Ralph P. Lehan, brother of the groom, was the best man, and Miss Bertha Margeson, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. The couple received 135 presents, including a silver tea service. They left yesterday on a wedding trip. - Herald.

Appointment - Edward M. Bill, barrister, Shelburne, N.S., has been appointed commissioner to enquire into certain irregularities in connection with Dorchester, N.B., penitentiary. This is a position which Mr. Laird resigned to go to Winnipeg as Indian commissioner, and also which Donald McDonald, Q.C., Antigonish, had to decline on account of ill health. Mr. Bill has accepted the position and will commence work at once.


Some miscreant put paris green in the cattlefeed in Cornelius Silver's barn at Maitland Lunenburg Co., N.S. on Monday night of last week and on Tuesday morning when Mr. Silver went to the barn he found four cows, one horse and four calves dead. The only animals living were still lying down. In their manger boxes be found the powder mixed with the feed, which proved to be Paris green. The oxen were worked hard the day before and it is supposed that after being fed they had lain down and had not gotten up when Mr. Silver came in the stable in the morning.

Written for THE REGISTER.

Black Rock Lighthouse.

On surging Fundy's rocky shores
Stands many a lighthouse tall
Whose gleaming lights the mists quench not
Tho they hang like a funeral pall.

One stands to the west of a cruel rock
That juts into the Bay,
And there secure, sends her light afar
Guiding white-winged ships on their way.

Onward they bear their precious freight,
Calmly they take their way,
Or idly rock on the foaming waves
When they anchor in the Bay.

But when the winds arise in their might
And the waves dash o'er Black Rock
And the screaming gulls ride light on the
And the fears of the sailors mock,

Then the lighthouse sendeth abroad her

Like a messenger of peace
From Him who biddeth the winds be still
And the waves from their raging cease.

The loving hearts and faithful hands
Within that lighthouse strong,
Cease not their ever watchful care
Till morning's glorious dawn.

Ah treacherous seas that lure mankind
By promises of gain,
Count nevermore among your friends
The lighthouse on the main.

Oh lighthouse, in thy massive strength
Emblem of hope and life,
Shine on amid the storms of time,
Shine on amid men's strife.

Guide troubled souls to havens safe,
Where winds and storms shall cease;
Guide those whose lives are tempest tossed
To everlasting peace.




Rev. J. M. Allan, former pastor of the Presbyterian church, Waterville, has been laboring at Quoddy and Moser River, East Halifax. He is likely to be called to this congregation.

Rev. Mr. Chipman, Berwick, is now stationed at Wittenberg, Col. Co., and is laboring zealously in this widely extended field. He has some five or six stations to supply in connection with the congregation.

Mrs. Robinson and Miss Jennie Robinson who for a few months have resided at Weymouth, left on Tuesday of last week for Yarmouth, where they will in future reside.

D. G. DeWitt returned recently from a trip to Newfoundland. He was much pleased with what he saw of the resources of the "Ancient Colony." The Acadian promises an interesting account of his trip this week.

Willow Farm, Gay's River, of which Mr. Gordon McKeen is proprietor, now presents a small forest of raspberry and blackberry bushes. Mr. McKeen set out this season not less than 5000 plants obtained from Berwick and now has the finest small fruit farm in Halifax Co.

Mr. Sinclair, son of Rev. R. G. Sinclair, Canard, preached with great acceptance in St. Andrew's church, Truro, during his visit home in the autumn.

The death of Mr. Daniel Cameron, at Annapolis on the 20th Nov., removed one of the standard bearers of the Presbyterian congregation in that town. For nearly a quarter of a century he filled the office of an elder and served under three different ministers.

Mr. John Grierson, the veteran Sabbath School worker left Halifax on Friday last for Manitoba. His work will be in the mission fields in that province and in the northwest, a field for the work of which he is well fitted.

Mr. and Mrs. Lehan, of Halifax, a notice of whose marriage appears in this paper were guests at the "Grove House" last week.

Rev. D. O. Parker left on Saturday for Boston to spend the winter. He was in Berwick on Thursday and Friday.

Master Harold March is quite seriously ill.

Dr. W. F. Read, who has been practicing medicine in Lynn, Mass., is about to return to Berwick.

David C. Sawler of Cambridge sends us a mayflower picked on Thanksgiving day.

Harold Ellis has measles and is unable to deliver papers today.

Dr. a. Birt leaves Berwick this week for Montreal where he will in future reside. His departure is much regretted.


Rain, wind and snow, accompanied with muddy roads, have been the order of things for the past two weeks.

We are glad to be able to report that our much esteemed citizens, Dr. Best, Mr. Bennett and Mr. H. Hazlewood, who have been laid aside by sickness, are very much better. We hope soon to see them out among us again.

The people of this place are expecting a grand treat on the evening of the 23rd of this month. The Mission Band, led by Mrs. F. S. Fisher, are practicing a Cantata entitled "The Story of the star," which will no doubt be given with great success.

The young men of Somerset have organized an Athletic Club which is meeting with success. They are going to take up the popular game of Basket Ball along with other gymnastics, such as the Indian Club drill, the Dumb Bell drill, etc.

Prof. Hyland, who has started a singing school here, has over forty pupils, they all speak very highly of him as a singer and teacher.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Bill spent a few days recently with friends in Wolfville.

We are pleased to see our pastor, Rev. M. P. Freeman, who has been confined to the house with a scalded foot, able to be out again.

The Misses Sweet, of Isaac's Harbor and Antigonish, who are attending Acadia Seminary, spent a few days at Thanksgiving time at their uncle's, H. P. Sweet's.

Miss Edith Forsythe and brother Eugene spent a few days last week at the home of their sister, Mrs. Kinsman, Somerset.

Miss Ethel Bill, of Wolfville, was visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bill, last week.

Miss Rubie Card has returned to Wolfville after a stay of five or six weeks with her parents in this place.

The District meeting which was held in Billtown on Tuesday, 28th, was not largely attended on account of the stormy weather.

Rev. W. Hall, of Halifax preached in the Baptist church here on Sunday 26th. He has been in Billtown during the past week.

Miss Lillie Graves has been quite sick for the past two weeks, but we are glad to hear she is better.

The B.Y.P.U. intend holding a conquest meeting in the church here to-morrow evening, Sunday 4th, which we expect will be very interesting.


The officers in the B.Y.P.U. for the coming six months are as follows:

Pres.,Vernie Floyd; Vice Pres., Charlie Charlton; Sect'y., Tressa Margeson; Treas., Ross Shaw.

Mrs. G. D. Pineo is visiting her daughter Mrs. H. Reid, of Steam Mill Village.

Mrs. Hawley was summoned to N. B., on account of the illness of her father.

Mr. Emerson Read, of Bear River, visited his father, Rev. E. O. Read, last week.

Emery Porter, who has spent the summer in Mass. is visiting his sister, Mrs. H. Nelson.

Mrs. Bond is visiting friends at Sheffield Mills.

Mr. Bradshaw has returned to Waterville, after a short trip to the eastern part of the county.

The canning factory is closed now as the work for this season is completed. About 1700 barrels of apples have been canned this fall. Mr. Rood has returned to Halifax.

Mrs. Wylie Pineo spent several days last week with friends in Steam Mill Village.

Miss Lennie Cropley and Miss Phinney, of Kingston, spent Sunday with friends in Waterville.

James Rood of Halifax spent Sunday with friends here.

Miss Annie Johnstone spent a few days last week, with Miss Nellie Bowles, of Grafton.


A donation for our esteemed pastor, Rev. J. B. Morgan, was held at the residence of Mr. W. H. West Nov. 23rd. A very enjoyable evening was spent, a sumptuous tea was served and the sum of $25.00 realized.

On Sunday evening, Nov. 20th, the W. M. A. S. gave a concert in the church. Readings, recitations and music were rendered in a very pleasing manner. The children, especially, who took part in the exercises showed that they had been carefully trained. Quite a little sum was realized for missions.

We are glad to report that our neighbour, Mrs. J. H. Barteux, has so far recovered from her recent illness as to attend church.

Mrs. Abner Cogswell is also slowly improving.

Mr. J. W. Hutchinson, of the firm of J. W. and W. A. Hutchinson, who has been on a business trip to Massachusetts, has returned.

Miss Beulah Palmer, who is teaching at Garland, spent Thanksgiving with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hutchinson.

Miss Charlotte Palmer, who is teaching at Woodlawn, was the guest of her brother, B. Palmer, on Saturday last.

Mr. Robert Nichols; new house is nearly completed. When done it will add much to the beauty of our street.

The farmers have killed a number of fine pigs this fall. Mr. W. H. West killed a spring pig that weighed 334 lbs.

Mr. George e. Hutchinson has added much to the comfort and convenience of his house by having a furnace put in.

Mrs. Henry VanBuskirk, of Massachusetts, was the guest of Mrs. Enoch Hutchinson last week.

Mrs., J. C. West entertained a few friends on Tuesday evening last.

Mr. Abram Banks and son, who are mining in Halifax Co., have met with very encouraging results.

Miss Lalia Cogswell gave a birthday party to her school mates on the 19th ult. Although the day was stormy, quite a number were present and all had a good time. Miss Norma Palmer also celebrated her birthday by having her young friend to tea.

Our school is under the efficient management of Miss Carrie Best of Waterville.

Mr. E. Hutchinson has been visiting his son G. E. Hutchinson of Middleton.

A Klondyke Nugget:

Offered To Premier Laurier By A Wide Awake Country Editor:

The Bobcaygon Independent is published in one of the most northerly townships in Ontario, but its talented editor (who styles himself Smiff) has made for himself a reputation beyond the borders of our own country. We quote below an editorial letter from last week's Independent, that contains more solid sense than is found usually in the best editorial matter in our most popular city dailies. The Independent says:

"The following letter addressed to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, from Mr. Smiff, the gentleman who writes our leading articles, may be interesting to some of our readers:

To Sir Wilfrid Laurier,

Premier of Canada

Sir - I beg most respectfully to call you attention to three facts.

  1. That the gold in the Klondyke region is Crown property, that is, it is the property of the people of Canada.
  2. That the Klondyke gold is being appropriated by individuals, who thus appropriate to themselves that which belongs to the people of Canada, and many of those individuals are foreigners.
  3. That the jails and penitentiaries of Canada are crowded with convicts who are a heavy expense to the community.

In view of the three foregoing facts I venture to make to the Government of which you are the talented and popular leader the following proposals: Provided you will confer on me the authority of Governor of the Yukon territory, and place at my disposal a body of 500 mounted police, I will undertake - to pay into the public treasury of Canada at least five million dollars' worth of gold annually; to relieve the jails of one thousand convicts and to pay all expenses connected with the Government of the Klondyke Region.

The course I should pursue may be briefly summarized as follows: I should take up my residence at Dawson; would expel all strangers from the vicinity of the people's gold mines; would work those mines with the labor of convicts sent to me from the various jails in Canada; and after defraying all expenses would transmit the gold obtained from the mines to the public treasury in Ottawa.

Let me respectfully call your attention to the fact, which will be regarded by future historians as a remarkably strange characteristic of the present system, that not only are the gold mines which are the property of the Canadian People be appropriated by individuals, but the people are actually incurring a heavy annual expense in protecting and maintaining order among the identical individuals who are confiscating to themselves the property of the people.

Give me 500 Mounted Police and a thousand convicts, and I will undertake to work all the paying gold mines in the Klondyke region and to remit the proceeds, less expenses, to Ottawa.

The above proposal will, I am sure, appeal so strongly to the commonsense of your esteemed colleagues on the Cabinet, that they will not hesitate to confer on me the necessary authority, therefore, I shall at once make preparations for my departure. All correspondence you will please address to me directed - Back Parlor, Rockland Hotel, Bobcaygeon.

I have the honor to be sir,

Your obedient servant,