December 28th 1898

December 28th 1898

An Acadian Settlement - Port Kent, N. B., opposite Clair Station on the Temiscouta Railway, is a spot that figures in early Nova Scotia history. Many of the Acadian French who were driven from the land of Evangeline found a home here. One of the descendants of this scattered people now living at Port Kent is a grandson of one of the men who was in the church at Grand Pre when Colonel Winslow's soldiers surrounded it.

A Reminiscence - Among the deaths recorded in the Acadian Recorder occurring in 1829, is found that of Dr. Wm. Forsythe, on the 23rd of March. The Dr. was the eldest son of Rev. Mr. Forsythe, one of the first Presbyterian Ministers settled in the Cornwallis Valley. He died at the early age of 24.

A Narrow Escape - Conductor George Williams, while boarding his train at Berwick on Monday, slipped and fell between the platform and the step of the car. He was dragged a considerable distance but succeeded in recovering his footing without serious injury.

The invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Wickwire of Halifax and Capt. Elliot, R, A, which is to take place in St. Luke's cathedral, Halifax, January 10.

Shipping Fish:

The Dominion Atlantic Railway has entered into a contract to send 10.000 drums of dried fish to the Antillers. The entire shipment will be sent to Boston via steamer Prince George.

Resigned - The Ven. Archdeacon Weaton Jones of Windsor, has sent in his resignation of the archdeaconry of P.E.I. to Bishop Courtney, believing that it is to the interest of the Church of England in Prince Edward Island to have an archdeacon over them who is resident in that province. It appears that the archdeacon resigned when he first came to Windsor, but the bishop at that time requested him to withdraw it.

Miss Lathern, daughter of Rev. Dr. Lathern, is acting editor of the Wesleyan. She is performing her duties in an exceedingly creditable manner. - Halifax Chronicle.


Miss Ida Parker left on Friday for Boston, where she will spend her vacation.

Mrs. Shannon Morse is on a trip to Boston.

Mrs. A. G. Robinson arrived on Wed. on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Morton of Somerset.

Mrs. Ruggles of Nictaux and two children are spending the holiday season with Mrs. Ruggles' parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Parker, Welsford.

Mrs. D. Caldwell left on Friday for New York, where she will spend the winter.

Miss Jessie Hird was a passenger from Boston on Saturday.

Mr. H. H. McNeil is spending the holiday season at his home in Berwick. He has been ministering at Sheet Harbor, Halifax Co.

Tom Anthony of Dalhousie College is home for the holidays.

Ralph Morse, son of Mr. Shannon Morse of Berwick, has purchased a Laundry in Waltham Mass.

Fred Spurr, son of N. P. Spurr Esq., of Aylesford, who has been absent in the U.S. for two years has returned to his home in Aylesford.

Harry Otis McLatchy, who graduated in law at Dalhousie College last spring, the Gazette says, was a good juicy apple from the Annapolis Valley.

Mr. Wm. E. Outhit, Melvern Square, Annapolis Co., is on the editorial staff of the Theologue. He has entered upon his second year at Pine Hill.

David Steele, Milford, Hants Co., who spent last summer at Aylesford in the employ of Mr. W. W. Parker, has again returned to his home.

Mr. Otis A. Margeson and son, J. Willis Margeson left on Saturday last on a trip to Boston and other cities in Massachusetts.

Mr. H. E. Mosher of the Commercial Bank of Windsor is spending a vacation at his home in Avondale.

W. M. Caldwell son of Rupert Caldwell Esq. is spending a few days in Berwick. Mr. Caldwell is manager of Yerxa's branch store at Watertown, Mass.

Reginald F. and P. Clinton Reed are spending the holidays with their parents in Berwick.

Mrs. W. A. Benjamin who has been quite seriously ill is reported somewhat better.

Mr. H. C. Masters left yesterday on a trip to Boston.

Mr. Wylie Benjamin and Mr. Geo. Saxon of Boston and Miss Bessie Saxon of Truro have been visiting their mother Mrs. W. A. Benjamin.

Miss Minerva Hutchinson, of Morristown, left on Tuesday for a two weeks visit to her uncle, M. E. Baker, of Tremont.

Mr. Geo. E. Hutchinson and bride left Tuesday on a trip to Boston.

Mr. Geo. Saxon who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. W. A. Benjamin, left yesterday to return to Boston, where he is a sergeant of police.

Mr. Mac Stirling, of Windsor, on Wednesday last visited his sister, Miss Annie Sterling, who resides with Mrs. E. C. Foster of Berwick.

Dr. W. F. Read, late of Lynn, Mass, is moving into the house vacated by Mr. E. F. Beeler, where his office may hereafter be found.

Mr. E. F. Beeler has rented his house on Cottage Ave. to Dr. W. F. Read, and is removing to Millville, where he is employed.

Pleasant Street:

Mr. Andrew McBride has organized a singing school at Pleasant Street, which is well attended. Mr. McBride can always draw a good number of spectators as well as scholars.

Mr. Fred Wagstaff and Mr. Loring Parks intend building themselves houses in the spring. They have the cellars dug and are laying the cellar walls.

Mrs. James Parks still continues to be on our sick list.

Mr. John Melanson has moved his new building and is going to make it into a Kandy Kitchen.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. William Cashman. A tiny girl arrived to cheer their home.

The social at Pleasant Street was a grand success. The neat little sum of $20.00 was realized to help along a good cause. The proceeds were for Mr. John Anthony, who supplies the Methodist pulpit.

Mr. Leander Rand has a lath machine in his mill and is making first class laths.


The usual interesting gatherings of families and friends at this festive anniversary have taken place and the beautiful roads and weather made things pleasant.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Craig and family spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. H. Borden, Church Street.

Miss Lizzie Oakes from Nictaux Falls, is spending the holidays with her friend, Miss Jennie Craig.

On Saturday last Coldbrook Division gave a public literary and musical entertainment in their Hall. A very fine programme had been arranged and was well rendered. Special mention should be made of some duets given by Messrs. Sanford and Pelton which were certainly excellent.

On Thursday of last week Mr. Edward Pineo, who was laid up with a sore hand, went into Mr. Knowlton's woods to see how the lumbermen were getting along. He was standing under a tree that had been previously lodged, watching the men at work some rods distant, when the lodged tree fell and struck him on the head, hurting him seriously. He is however now improving under the care of Dr. Harvey, but is still very ill although considered out of danger.

Miss Eva Sawler has gone to Lunenburg for the winter, where she has a music class.

F. R. Rachford, Esq., and wife went to Clementsport on Saturday to spend Christmas with friends there. They returned on Monday night.

J. H. Webster. Esq., is spending this week with friends in Bridgetown.

Mrs. Jessie Cox, who is matron at Acacia Ville School (A. McN. Patterson's) is at home for the holidays.

Burlington and Vicinity:

The recent snow has given our lumbermen a start. Mr. William Emino has begun operations in his woods on the John Swindell place. He will haul logs to Victoria Harbor to the steam mill of Congdon Bros.

Mr. Charles Parker has moved into Mrs. Sarah Best's house.

Wm. Clem and family, Loring Swindell and sister, Miss Evelyn, are among those who have gone to the United States this fall.

Mr. Chester Lutz has returned home.

Wm. McGuire and Mr. Bamford Armstrong have returned from sea voyages.

Our hunters report a successful business. One has shot sixteen rabbits in one afternoon. Mr. Fred Robertson shot a fox and five skunks in one day. Willie Gould shot an owl recently. Game is quite plentiful, but none of our sportsmen have taken any partridges. They anticipate good sport when the close season is over.

Mr. George Ogilvie, of Aylesford, is visiting friends at Burlington.

Mr. C. B. McAulay has so far recovered from his lameness s to walk without the assistance of a cane.

Mr. F. Donnellan still continues on the sick list.

Mr. Wm. McAulay is quite ill.

Burlington school is progressing finely under the control of Miss Cassie Daniels. Our children are now enjoying a rest after the hard study of the past few months.

Joseph Burns has returned from the United States.

Mrs. Nancy Charlton, who has been visiting her son Leander, in Boston, has returned home.

There have been two interments in Burlington cemetery recently. The remains of Mr. Thomas Graves, of Garland, and Mr. Samuel Beardsley, of Berwick, were laid to rest beside their friends.

Some miscreant recently entered the house of Mr. John Swindell, lately vacated by Wm. Clem, and stole an iron sink, a door and other smaller articles.