February 23rd 1898

February 23rd 1898




At Lake Paul, 22nd ult., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutz, a son.

At Aylesford, 2nd, inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Melbourne Crocker, a daughter.

At Burlington, Feb. 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marshall, a son.


At the home of the bride's father, Canning, on Wednesday, Feb 9th, by the Rev Jos. West, E. Palmer Grant and Sadie, eldest daughter of N.W. Loomer, of Canning.

At Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, Feb 16th, Arthur Stavely Magee and Miss Addie Evelyn Smith.

At Lakeville, on the 10th inst., by the Rev M.B. Freeman, Downie Morton and Emily B. Chase, all of Lakeville.

At Kingston, Feb 3rd, by the Rev H.H. Saunders, Robert Bruce and Dora Dorey, both of Greenwood.

In Memoriam:

In the death of Mr. Leonard Bowles, which occurred at his home early on Friday morning, Feb 11th, Waterville loses one of its most prosperous and highly respected citizens.

During his severe illness of five months, he manifested most remarkable patience and hopefulness. But when it became apparent that the skill of the attending physician was baffled, that blessed tranquility of spirit increased more and more, until the glorious light of his eternal inheritance fully burst upon him. His end was truly peace, and he passed away without a murmur, from time to time expressing his confidence in Him to whom it is everlasting again to go. The surviving family morning his loss are a widow and eight children of whom three are absent from home.

The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the community.

On Sabbath morning a large procession followed the remains to the Presbyterian church, where the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. Hawley, who preached from the text, "Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all the generations, " Psalm 90, 1, after which the internment took place in the adjoining cemetery.


Sad - At Oxford, Cumberland Co., during the blinding snow storm of Wednesday last, a little daughter of Herbert Keefe was run over by a team drawing hay, and so badly injured that she lived but a few moments. The child was on her way from school and was walking backward in order to shield her face from the storm.

Frances Willard Dead - Miss Frances Willard, the renowned President o the World's W.C.T.U., died on Thursday night, at New York, aged 57 years.

Fatal Accident: An accident occurred on the Canaan road, about three miles south of Kentville, on Monday, by which Wm. Jones, son of Chas. Jones, of Canaan, lost his life. He was found beneath a large pile of wood beside his sled and team of two horses. An inquest was held over the body by Dr Webster, and a verdict of death by accident returned. A slight scratch was found on one side of his neck. The man probably was strangled by the heavy weight. He is supposed to have been sitting on the wood, which, rolling off at an uneven portion of the road, threw him beneath it.

The Barrington correspondent of the Shelburne Budget thus refers to the death of a Canning lady, Mrs. Emerson Hopkins, who died on the 15th inst., of heart failure. "Quiet and unassuming, a sweet Christian character, she will be greatly missed by her large circle of friends, Just a little over a year ago she became a happy wife and now the young husband is left to bear life's burden alone. Pen fails to express the sorrow and sympathy felt for the bereaved ones in her sudden and early death. Her mother arrived from Canning on the 11th, but too late to be recognized, she being unconscious several hours before her death. She was the grand-daughter of the late Rev. S.K. West of Canning, Kings Co."


Mr. A. S. Magee and bride arrived on Saturday from Boston where they were married on Wednesday last. They have taken up their abode in the elegant residence on Cottage Ave., just finished by Mr. Magee.

Mrs. J. B. Calkin, who has been visiting friends in Berwick, left on Tuesday morning to return to her home in Truro. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. J. C., Newcombe, accompanied her and will remain in Truro until the spring.

Rev. A. C. Crews, general secretary of the Methodist Epworth League and Sunday Schools has left for Bermuda for a six weeks' trip. He will visit all the Methodist churches on the islands and speak in behalf of Canadian Sunday school work. Mr. Crews visited Berwick some months ago.

Mr. J. Martin, of the Canada paper Co., was in Berwick yesterday.

Rev. James Taylor preached an excellent sermon in the Methodist Church on Sabbath morning last.

A Nova Scotian's Gift to the Queen:

The Queen's Jubilee presents were recently placed on exhibition at London, and it is safe to say that never has such a collection appeared before. Among the gifts was a handpainted china plate presented by a Nova Scotian, Mrs. G. Bradford Dudman, of Yarmouth, which was so highly esteemed that is was accorded a place next to the costly blaze of magnificence of the gifts sent by the Shah of Persia. The plate bore in the centre a beautiful painting of the Duke of Kent's country house on the Bedford road, copied from a very old print. The royal arms surrounded the picture, and the arms of Nova Scotia and those of the Dominion were below and on each side; at the bottom were the dates "1837, V.R.I., 1897." The border of the plate was exquisitely painted with mayflowers, buds and leaves. The shields were painted with perfect accuracy as to blazoning and form.


I have this day taken
over the business
lately carried on by
GAUL, at Berwick,
Kings County,
and will continue
the same until the
present stock is

Lawrence Gaul.

Berwick, Feb. 21st, '98

Mr. Walter Payton, of Acacia Valley, has received the appointment of Chief Messenger in the Local House. It is said there were more than fifty applicants for the position. Mr. T.M. Lewis, the well known temperance lecturer, was one of the applicants.

Promoted - Mr. McGregor, late chief engineer of the steamer Prince Rupert, has been promoted to the position of marine Superintendent of the D.A.R., and Mr. Hewat, the late superintendent, has been made general passenger agent. He will reside at Kentville.

To Korea - At a meeting of the Foreign Mission Committee of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church held at Truro on Tuesday of last week, Dr Robert Grierson and Mr. William Rufus Foote were appointed missionaries to Korea to be ordained and sent out in May next. Dr Grierson is a son of Mr. John Grierson the veteran Sabbath School worker, and Mr. Foote is a son of Mr. Pope Foote of Grafton.

Y.S.S. Co. - The annual meeting of the Yarmouth Steamship Company was held on Wednesday of last week. No dividend was declared. The former directors were re-elected.

It is so cold in the Klondike now that suffering miners are longing for summer and the warmth of the mosquitos.


A union meeting of the Young People's Societies was held on Feb. 3rd, in the Methodist church. An interesting paper on "The Beginning of the Christian Endeavor" was read, and addresses were given by the pastors, Mr. Fisher and Mr. Hatt. The singing was most inspiring. A helpful consecration meeting closed the service.

The Rev. Mr. House gave his illustrated lecture to a very interesting audience.

Miss MacLean's deferred lecture on the "Acadians of the Present" was well worth listening to. The subject was dealt with in a very pleasing manner. We are convinced now that "Evangeline" is only a delightfully told story, not a truthful representation of the simple farmer folk, and we also know whom to blame for the expulsion of the Acadians.

The Juniors of the Baptist church gave a very pleasing concert last Friday evening.

Miss Margeson entertained a few of her friends with Progressive Initials last week.

About fifty of our young folk drove to Wolfville a short time ago and spent the evening at the Rink. The drive home in gleaming moonlight was almost as fascinating as the skating and music.

Quite a number of the Windsor folk also took advantage of the sleighing and moonlight to visit Mrs. Knowles, who has taken up her abode with us for the winter.

The western fever has struck our town. One of our boys left last Monday for the Klondike. Another gentleman expects to go in a week's time, and three of our captains talk of going to Victoria to take up service on the Puget Sound steamers.

E. Churchill and Sons have sold the steamer Havana to a company in Halifax and she is to be sent to the Klondike immediately.

A public Library is being talked of by the W. C. T. U. May success attend their efforts, is our wish.


In the recent issue of the Register a peculiar mistake occurred. Referring to the loss that Mr. Abel Weagle met with on Jan. 26th instead of reading, 'only son' it should have read 'only cow,'

A social was held at the home of Mr. Weagle recently and the sum of eleven dollars realized, the proceeds going toward buying a cow in place of the one lost so recently.

We are pleased to note that Mr. Edwin Palmeter is recovering from the injuries received in the lumbering woods recently, and is able to be about with the assistance of a crutch.

We are also pleased to note that Mrs. Ethel Neaves has so far recovered from her recent illness as to be able to be out again.

Mr. Charlie Gould is seriously ill with inflammation but strong hopes are entertained for his recovery.

We notice that Mr. Edw. Charlton and Mr. Austin Best have returned from Massachusetts to remain in Nova Scotia. Mr. Best was most fortunate, for he brought home with him a wife.

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Armstrong visited their daughter, Mrs. Maurice Harvey, in Kentville, recently.

Mrs. H. Best was unfortunate enough to dislocate her shoulder by falling on the ice recently.

A little son arrived to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marshal on Monday.

A number of our young people attended the Pleasant Street concert on Tuesday evening. The singing under the direction of Mr. Andrew McBride, of Victoria Harbor, was exceptionally good, and Mr. McBride deserves much praise for his labours in that locality. An entertainment was then given by the estimable teacher, Miss Cassie Daniels, of Paradise, and her pupils. A scene entitled "A Matrimonial Advertisement" elicited much applause, and a dialogue entitled "Our Home," rendered by the infant children of Leander Rand, of that place, created much amusement. A dialogue entitled "The New Scholar" was also applauded loudly, then a solo by a trio of little girls was highly appreciated. After the interesting programme was concluded Prof. Hyland was called on for a speech and laughingly complied. Thus we spent a useful and instructive evening and on looking back we wish to thank Miss Daniels for her interest and labours with her pupils in render such an interesting programme.

The Messrs Brown and Lee have purchased a farm here and are engaged in clearing up the land.

We have often been told of large loads that people can haul over our mountain roads but we think that Mr. Emino hauled on Friday one of the largest loads it has ever been our fortune to see. The load of logs, when measured, scaled 1345 feet and was drawn easily by two horses.

We notice that our energetic fisherman, Samuel Neves, of Ogilvie Wharf, has purchased the Fitzgerald house and is tearing it down preparatory to hauling it to Ogilvie Wharf where he intends erecting it for a future residence.

North Kingston:

Several parties are now engaged in putting in some ice, and are getting it from the Mill pond at Melvern Square.

Messrs. A. E. Tufts and Lorenzo Baker are now in this community, packing apples for Mr. Dickie, for the English market.

A few nights ago, as Mr. Geo. Tupper was returning from a drive to Aylesford, his horses left him when near home, but instead of going home they turned down the post road. After chasing them until far into the night, they were captured at South Farmington.

What came near being another accident took place on Friday last. As Mr. Wallace Neily was taking a load of wood down to the station, his horse got the start of him and both were upset, but fortunately no damage was sustained.

A quiet wedding took place at Mrs. Jerusha Downie's, Mountain Home, on Tuesday last, Feb. 15th, the contracting parties being Mr. John R. Smith, formerly of North Kingston, and Miss Lavinia Downie.

Sundew Division S. of T., are arranging for a public meeting, next Monday evening to discuss the question of "Prohibition". They have engaged for speakers, Rev. H. H. Saunders, of Kingston Village; Rev. Mr. Perry, of Melvern Square; Rev. Jas. Gaetz of Aylesford and others. A good time is expected.

Canady Creek:

Mr. and Mrs. E. Schnair were visiting friends in Canning last week.

Mr. Thomas Cox was the guest of Mr. T. Parker on Monday.

W. W. Bowles spent Sunday at Black Rock the guest of Mr. Leander Bowles.

Messrs. Clarence Paul and James Dickie spent a few days last week at Hall's Harbor.

Miss Ella Moody of Welsford, is spending a few days at the Lighthouse.

Mrs. Henry Dickie and Mrs. Charles Rawding spent Thursday with Mrs. William Calkin.

Mr. Robert Houghton and Mr. McDonald have been visiting friends at Canady Creek.

A little daughter of William Thomas is seriously ill.


The "Merry Makers," accompanied by some young ladies, drove to Kingston on Thursday and gave their concert, which proved to be a success. They were kindly invited to Mrs. Stronach's, where a sumptuous tea was served. Before leaving for home they enjoyed an oyster stew. Many thanks are due Mrs. Stronach for her kindness in entertaining them.

Mr. and Mrs. Cahoon, of White Rock, spent Saturday and Sunday with their friend. Miss Elsie Best.

Mrs. Fishwicks, of Halifax, arrived here last Thursday.

Miss Wilson, of Windermere, spent Sunday with her cousin, Miss Minnie Wolfe.

The meeting of the Apple Shipping Co., which was held here last Friday was very well attended. Great interest was manifested among the farmers.

The Foresters have opened a Court here, with a membership of nine.

James Farris jammed his foot very badly one day last week in the woods by a log rolling on him.

There are several cases of mumps in our community.

Our little town is rapidly growing, as there are a number of buildings to go up in the spring, which will make a great improvement.

Clinton Baltzer arrived home from Middleton last week.

The "Merry Makers" propose visiting us once more in the near future with an entirely new programme which promises to be "up to date" in every particular.

Kingston Village:

Our little village is so quiet that it appears to take some time to gather enough items of interest to report. Still we wish to have our voices heard occasionally, to show that we are not dead but sleeping.

We are glad to be able to say that Mrs. H.D. Woodbury, who has been ill, is recovering, being able to drive out and attend in a measure to her business. We hope that her entire recovery may be speedy, for such a person cannot well be spared long from our midst.

Mrs. J.W. Graves, who so unfortunately broke her arm, is doing as well as can be expected.

We are sorry to report that Mrs. Chas. Woodworth continues in very poor health. She has the sympathy of her friends.

Mr. Rollin Ford is home from Boston spending the winter.

Among those who of late have entertained the young people are Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Tufts, Miss Eva Saunders, Miss Grace Goucher, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dolliver, of Tremont, who gave a tea party on the 19th, to their friends of Kingston and Tremont.

Miss Amelia Banks, teacher in Brooklyn, Annapolis Co., spent Sunday with her parents.

Miss Florence Bowlby has returned home and reports a very pleasant visit to various parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Mr. C. Wright spent Sunday with friends here.

What might have proved a serious accident, happened to Mr. James Banks on the 21st. As he was returning from the woods with a load of wood, the road being siding, the sled slewed and upset him off the load, throwing it upon him and fastening him to the ground. Some men who chanced along extricated him and he was able with difficulty to drive home.