December 14th 1898

December 14th 1898



At Lake Paul, on November 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Millage Wile, a son.


At Aylesford, Dec. 7th, by the Rev. J. L. Read, William J. Tupper of Morristown Aylesford, and Jessie Morse of Millville Aylesford.

At Lakeville on Wednesday, Dec. 7th by the Rev. John Hawley, Mr. Harry C. Porter and Miss Abbie C., daughter of Joseph A. Kinsman, Esq.


At Lake George, on Thursday, Nov. 24th, Calvin Crocker, aged 70 years.

At Lake Paul, Lapene Wade, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Millage Wile.

THE OIL MONOPOLY - The Standard Oil Company is gradually extending its monopoly to Canada. It has captured all the oil properties in the neighborhood of Petrolia, and the latest announcement is that traffic rates have been arranged with the railway companies which practically drive all competing oil producers out of the market.

It is announced that the imperial government has definitely decided to make a grant to the West Indies for the purpose of relieving the distress and damage caused by the hurricane. The amount of the grant will, it is stated, be generous.

News comes from Bombay of the advance of British troops down the Nile from Uganda to join hands with Lord Kitchener's forces at Sobat and Fashoda. At the time of the revolt of the Soudanese soldiers, over a year ago, East Indian troops were despatched to Uganda, and have since been employed there. The expedition down the Nile is composed of these, which accounts for the fact that the news of its progress comes by way of Bombay.

Fighting has been renewed in the Swat Valley between the Mad Mullah and the force of the Mawab of Dir. Forty were killed on each side.

The big Rothschild building, eight stories high, on Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y., is in danger of collapse.

New Yorkers have already been able to indulge in sleigh drives. Snow is an expensive encumbrance there. It is estimated that the cost of clearing the streets after Sunday's storm will be $92,000.

EXPORTING HORSES: - A. Rogers & Co. of Summerside, P.E.I., recently shipped thirty horses to Demerara, South America. The veterinary surgeon who examined them, is said to have pronounced them the best looking lot ever shipped from Summerside.

Wanted. - 200 pairs chickens, 50 geese, 200 turkeys, 2 tons dried apples 20 bbls yellow eyed beans, 2000 lbs print butter in 1 lb squares, 10 Carcasses Pork; In exchange for goods.

M. B. Anthony.

South Berwick Agricultural Society Have for service Guernsey Adella's Boy No. 5608. At Wm. Brown's.

Tamworth Boar, Ingleside No 109 at R. H. Banks.

Members wishing to obtain their agricultural paper through the society will apply to the secretary.

There will be a meeting of the society in the Hall on the 23rd inst.

John N. Chute sec.

SOLD OUT. - Messrs Fowler Bros., have sold out their furniture business in Kentville and advertise a grand clearing out sale of goods in stock tomorrow. This firm has manufactured and kept first class furniture and good bargains may be expected.


Miss Ella Gates is visiting her sister, Mrs. Smith, of East Boston.

Mrs. Hannah West is visiting friends at Nictaux.

Mr. Aubrey Keddy's hand is slowly improving.

Mr. McDorman had the misfortune to have some lumber fall on him bruising him quite badly.

Miss Minnie Jackson is very ill.

The Millville hall is undergoing repairs.

On Tuesday evening, Nov. 29th, the people of Nicholsville and vicinity met in the vestry of the Nicholsville Methodist Church and presented their pastor Mr. Anthony, with the sum of eighty dollars.

Millville School Written Exams.

C. Class - Grammar.

Eva Goucher 71
Percy McNeil 55


Eva Goucher 83
Laura Parker 62


Eva Goucher 64
Percy McNeil 25

VIII Grade - Geography.

Olive Hudgins 92
Lizzie Munroe 76


Olive Hudgins 35
Lizzie Munroe 34

VII Grade.

Elsie Keddy 50
Blanche McNeil 44
Beatrice Welton 21

D. Class - Geography.

Georgie Whitman 67


Georgie Whitman 74
Charlie McNeil 37
Blanche Ewing 32

Parcels By Post. - In view of the approach of the Christmas season attention is directed to the fact that no parcel can be sent from Canada to any other country by parcel post unless it bears a customs declaration setting forth the nature of its contents and its value. As the acceptance of a parcel addressed to another country and not provided with a customs declaration will result in its being sent to the dead letter office, postmasters are especially desired not to accept such parcel without the customs declaration. A lady who lives ten miles from a custom House and wishes to send a pair of baby's socks to her little grandchild in the States will appreciate this regulation.


Mr. Bradshaw, artist, showed us on Thursday a portrait of Miss Woodroff of Waterville which he had painted. The portrait is well executed and an excellent likeness.

Mr. W. M. Alcorn, of Berwick, now has charge of the Weymouth Free Press and the influence of the hand of the genial Morley is quite perceptible.

Mr. S. H. Morrison, the popular foreman of the Valley Telephone Co., has resigned that position and has purchased controlling interest in the well-known Middleton Clothing Company at Middleton.

Conductor N. Margeson of the D. A. R., accidentally fell into a culvert at Digby last week and injured a leg so badly that he is confined to his house.

Dr. W. F. Read arrived on Saturday at his father's residence in Waterville. He was in Berwick on Monday and Tuesday.

The marriage of Miss Margaret Ford to Dr. C. B. Russ will take place at five o'clock Tuesday evening Dec. 20th at Christ Church, Berwick.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth are now residing at their home on Commercial St. near the Railway Crossing.

Canady Creek:

A cold wave has struck us and cold winter seems to have grasped us in his iron embrace but a few hopeful huntsmen pass this way occasionally in search of the timid rabbit.

Mr. John Harrington of Coldbrook spent a few days with friends here recently.

G. M. Clark and wife are spending a few weeks with friends here.

Marchant Clark was the guest of Mrs. Robinson on Tuesday.

Miss Maude Brown and her aunt are visiting friends at Aylesford.

The Rev. J. K. West will preach here on Christmas evening.

Mr. Alexander Fearn is the guest of Mrs. Lydia Tuffs.

Black Rock:

Mr. Robert Moody Sr. who has been quite sick for a few weeks is improving in health and we hope soon to see him fully recovered. Dr. Harvey of Waterville has been in attendance.

E. F. Chute shot a fine red fox on Friday, this added to his raccoon and other kinds of furs make a very creditable showing.

March Clark and John Harrington paid a visit to Charlie Robinson last week.

Will and Samuel Moody have returned from Boston and will probably remain the winter.

On visiting the residence of our hunter and trapper James Nichols we are shown a nice collection of furs, consisting of mink, skunk, wild cat, fox and raccoon. Of the latter he has a splendid specimen, it being a glossy black and very large. This variety is very rare and Mr. Nichols is very proud of his catch and expects to realize a handsome sum for it.


"Jack Frost" is making himself felt pretty keenly the last few days. The thermometer marked 11 above zero this morning. It is evident that he is not afraid of the water.

We are glad to say that the vessels belonging here have all arrived home safely after the storm and are laid up for the winter.

Mrs. Chas. Morris has returned from Boston where she has been visiting her daughter.

The pie social held at the home of Capt. Lockhart Morris for the benefit of Rev. G. L. Bishop, on the evening of Tuesday last was crowned with complete success both socially and financially; the sum of $24 20 being realized and a good time enjoyed by all. The kindly courtesy shown by Mrs. Morris which made every one feel welcome and at home cannot be too highly appreciated.

Lake George:

Mr. James Franey and Mrs. E. Lowe, of Dalhousie were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Brennen, on Saturday last.

Dr. William Sponagle, of West Dublin, Lunenburg Co., passed through here selling his wonderful medicine.

Misses Susie and Annie Day who have been spending a few days with their parents have returned to their former duties at Hortonville.

Mrs. William Brennen who has been spending as few days with Mrs. M. Wile at Lake Paul, has returned home.

During the terrible storm of November 27th while the undertaker, Mr. Judson Ray, of Aylesford, was conveying the remains of Mr. Calvin Crocker to the Morristown cemetery, while crossing the bridge by Mr. Chas. Fox's the gale struck the hearse completely over-turning it, breaking the glass out of it and somewhat damaging the casket.


Mrs. I. S. Pineo has returned from a short visit to friends in Bridgetown and Annapolis.

Mrs. Goldstone has a large display of fancy articles for sale in Mr. Harriot's store. The hand painted articles will make nice Christmas gifts.

We are glad to say that Miss Maud Sanford has so far recovered from her recent illness to be able to take a drive.

Miss Carrie Best spent Sunday at her home.

Madge Cook is quite ill.

At the business meeting of the Baptist church last Saturday, Mr. A. Whitman and Mr. J. Beardsley were chosen as deacons.

R. D. Pineo has been quite ill but is recovering.

Lea Kinsman was in Halifax last week on a business trip.

The S. School of the Presbyterian church is preparing for a Christmas concert and tree, to be held on the evening of Dec. 23rd.

Mrs. G. D. Pineo has returned from a visit to her daughter, Mr. H. Reid of Steam Mill Village.