January 5th 1898

January 5th 1898



At Scott's Bay, Dec. 24th, to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Huntley, a daughter.


At Kentville, Dec. 31st, by the Rev Canon Brock, D.D., Percy Churchill Woodworth, M.D., C.M., of Kentville, and Carrie Louise, daughter of Wm. O'Key, Esq., of Port Williams.

At the Presbyterian Church, Middleton, on Tuesday, Dec. 28th, by the Rev Andrew Boyd, the Rev Ralph Grant Strathie, of Newport, Hants Co., and Elise Morrison, youngest daughter of Rev Robert S. Stewart, of Wilmot, N.S.

At Canard, Dec. 29th, by the Rev F.J.H. Axford, Wm. J. Robinson of Nevada, Missouri and Agnes Louise, second daughter of Wm. S. Cox, of Canard.

At Kentville, Dec. 29th, by the Rev R.N. Nobles, Fred Young and Ethel daughter of Rufus Barnaby, all of Kentville.

At Canning, Dec. 15th, by the Rev J.R. West, Lindsay J. Burgoyne, of St Margaret's Bay, and Idella B. Parker, of canning.

At Aylesford, Dec. 29th, by Rev J.M.C. Wade, (might be I.M.C….the only initial that I am sure of is the M…PV) M.A., Fred E. Dennison, of North Alton, Kentville, and A. Maud Nichols, of Aylesford.


At Scott's Bay, Dec. 31st, Mr. Joseph Steele, aged 94 years and 5 months.

At Kingston Station, Jan, 4th, Emma C. (might be an O..PV), wife of A.C. Vanbuskirk, aged 42 years, 11 mos.

A Brilliant Wedding at Kentville:

On New Year's Eve a notable social event took place at St. James' Church, Kentville, when Miss Carrie Louise O'Key, of Port Williams, was united in marriage to Percy Churchill Woodworth, M.D., C. M., of Kentville. This wedding will long be remembered as one of the most brilliant affairs which has ever been witnessed in Kentville. Guests from far and near were present at the church and at the grand reception held after the ceremony, at Elmsdale, the residence of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Brock, D. D., Rector of Kentville. There were eleven bridesmaids, six of whom were gowned in pink and five in blue. The maid of honor was Miss Olive O'Key, sister of the bride. Dr. H. Jacques acted as best man.

The bride's dress was of white corded silk, trimmed with Honiton lace and orange blossoms.

After the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth left en route for a brief tour in the United States. The bride's travelling dress was a coat and skirt of mixture Scotch frieze, the color being a combination of brown and purple. The costume was heavily braided with black braid. A large velvet hat trimmed with sable tails, black tips and pink roses, completed the costume.

The bride is the second daughter of Wm. O'Key, Esq., late of Middlesex, Eng. She has for the last three years been at the head of the musical department at Acadia seminary, Wolfville. The groom is the eldest son of Douglas B. Woodworth, LL. B., Q.C., formerly M.P. for King's County. He is a graduate of Dalhousie Medical School, and is now practicing is profession in Kentville.

A large number of beautiful and costly gifts were received by the bride and groom.

The groom's present to the bride was a escritoire and bookcase. His present to each bridesmaid was a gold brooch with "Dec. 31, 1897," written across in gold.


Mr. Chipman, of the Victoria General Hospital staff, was in Berwick over Sunday, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Clark.

Miss Gertrude W. Pineo has gone to Boston, where she has secured a position.

Messrs Clinton Reed and John Roland have returned to Acadia College.

Harry P. Douglas has returned to Boston.

Mr. Howard Douglas left on Friday for a trip to Boston.

Miss Nellie Clark of Victoria Gen'l Hospital, spent Sunday at her home in Berwick.

Mr. H. H. McNeil occupied the pulpit of the Methodist Church on Sabbath morning.

W. P. Shafner, Esq. Barrister, of Kentville, was in Berwick on Saturday.

Mr. H. Percy Borden, editor of the Western Chronicle, who has been seriously ill, is slowly recovering though not yet able to leave the house.

A letter to the Toronto Globe, dated Nov. 22nd, from a member of Mayor Walsh's expedition on the way to the Yukon says: - "Capt. Norwood with six men is moving back to the various posts we established and which are all more than supplied."

Steamer Lost:

The steamship Gerona of the Thomson line, from Portland, for London, with general cargo and four hundred head of horses and cattle, struck off Seal Island near Barrington, at four o'clock on Saturday morning. She came off with fifteen feet of water in her hold. The Captain and crew abandoned her in three boats. The second officer, Alfred Watson, and twenty-four men arrived at Forbes Point, Wood's Harbor, at noon Saturday. The other two boats with the captain and thirty-six men, steered s r (?) Seal Island and reached there in safety. Later in the day they were taken off by the steamer Edna R. and landed at Yarmouth. The captain says the men did not take time to save even their clothing. They laid by the steamer till daylight, when she was not to be seen. The Gerona's cargo was insured in Montreal offices. She was built at Dundee in 1888, and was one of the Thompson line, running between Montreal and London in summer, and Portland, Me., and London in winter.

An Unlucky Ship:

News of a terrible tragedy at sea comes from Bermuda. The Yarmouth ship Vanloo put in there with the loss of her yards, and reports that on the 20th inst. Her foreyards parted from the sling and fell to the deck. Three of the crew were killed by the fall of the yard, and three others, who jumped overboard in the hope of escaping injury by the fall, were drowned, while three more were seriously injured. The day before this accident one man was killed by falling from a loft to the deck. The Vanloo is on a voyage from Cadiff to St. John, N.B.

Sudden Death at Yarmouth:

Hugh E. Cann, Esq., one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Yarmouth, died very suddenly on New Year's night, while dining with a neighbor. He was 72 years of age.


Mrs. J.C. Kinsman returned to Massachusetts on Friday last.

Mr. Charles A. Woodworth, Of Cambridge, Mass., is spending a week with his brother, J.W. Woodworth.

Misses Leora and Bertie Webster, of Cambridge, are visiting their sister, Mrs. J.E. Kinsman.

Mr. Stewart Dalrymple and friend, Mr. Barteaux, of Somerset, have been spending a few days in the village.

Miss Huntly, of Hantsport, is visiting her aunt.

Mrs. Cochran is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Owen Porter.

Mr. Harold T. Eaton spent a few days of last week visiting in Gaspereau.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sawyer have moved into Mr. Robert Martin's home.


Hiram McIntosh returned to Philadelphia on Friday.

Next Saturday evening the people will be given an object lesson, showing how badly Waterville stand in need of a hall with a seating capacity of five hundred. Proceeds for 'sweet charity's sake.'

Miss Lavinia Stephens, who has been visiting with Mr. Wm Johnson, returns to the United States shortly.

Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Durling are visiting at Clarence.

It is reported that Mr. Joshua Beardsley is bringing home a few speedy ones from the States.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Charlton are expected home Monday.

Kingston Station:

Owing to a great drought in the news line Kingston has not been heard from for some time.

Messrs. J. Marshall and C.C. Neily have gone to the United States to spend their holidays.

John Cropley has returned from Toronto, where he has been for some time.

Loring Gates has returned home from Manitoba and is now visiting his sister, Mrs. E.J. Elliott, at Wilmot.

The attractions of Kingston have brought Master Thomas Tupper home from Boston.

Dr. G.L. Foster, of Canning, visited his sister, Mrs. F.E. Palmer, one day last week.

Mr. William Magee Sr., took New Year's dinner with his daughter, Mrs. Geo Spurr, Torbrook.

Mr. Moore, lumberman of N.B., with twelve men and a number of teams stayed at the Valley House over Sunday and on Monday moved their car load of machinery to the south woods.

A. Roach, formerly of the firm of Roach & Power, has opened a store in the building owned by T. Phinney.

Mrs. Brown, of Lawrencetown, is staying with her sister, Mrs. A.C. Van Buskirk, who is very ill.

Mrs. C.C. Neily still continues is very poor health.

Nellie Stronach made Mrs. J.F. Reagh a flying visit on her way to Boston to spend her holidays with her sister.

Arthur Smith was in Windsor last week on business.


As 1897 became as a tale that is told, and 1898 was drawing, a happy crowd, including guests from New Minas, Greenwich, Cambridge, Waterville and Grafton broke up with New Year's compliments. Mr. and Mrs. Geo Bowles had been the entertainers.

On the same evening a surprise party at Mr. John Pierce's was the means of making a happy close to old '97.

Mr. Jesse Gesner, of Kansas, spent two days last week with his sister, Mrs. Geo R. Power. Mr. Gesner has spent twenty five years in the West.

Mrs. Jonathan Newcombe was visiting in Wolfville last week.

Bruce Power, who has been very successful in Halifax, arrived home New Year's day; he returns on Friday.

Bruce White visited his parents last week.

Efforts are being made to organize a company having for its purpose the giving of a good water supply to Buckley's Corner and Grafton. The reservoir, it is expected, will be a short distance above Mr. Jas. Hird's. The proceeds of the concert to be held in Bowles' hall on Friday evening will probably form a nucleus to the finances of the Co.


Aylesford was the scene of two weddings on Wednesday. In the afternoon, Miss Maud Nichols, daughter of the late William Nichols, was married at her home in Aylesford to Mr. Fred Dennison, Rev Mr. Wade being the officiating clergyman. In the evening the happy couple drove to their future home in North Alton - The other wedding took place at the home of Deacon Samuel Bowlby, where his daughter Ella was married to Mr. Sans Horsnell. The bride was charmingly dressed in ivory cashmere, trimmed with lace and ribbon, and was the recipient of many handsome and useful presents. The marriage ceremony was preformed by the Rev J.B. Morgan. The many friends of both bride and groom are glad to know they are to remain in Aylesford.

Robbie and Lottie Sanford, of Wolfville, spent New Year's day with their aunt, Mrs. L.O. Neily.

Mrs. Morgan is making a visit at her old home in Fredericton.

On Monday evening the Masonic Lodge gave an oyster supper in ray's building. Though the weather was unfavorable, quite a number were present, and a very enjoyable evening was spent.

Mr. James Webster passed away on Wednesday evening, 29th ult. He leaves a wife and three small children. Though he had been in poor health for some time his death came quite suddenly. Great sympathy is felt for his wife, left with the sole care of their family.

Mr. Ezra Foster is still confined to the house.


Christmas passed very quietly, but all report a good time.

Still they come. A few more of our young people who have been in the United States have returned to Nova Scotia. Messrs. Perry and Peter Ogilvie, sons of Abram Ogilvie, came home on the 23rd to visit their parents. They have been in Massachusetts for some years. Miss Bertha D. Beckwith has also returned on a visit to her father, Mr. Samuel Beckwith, of Woodlawn.

Ernest Ogilvie is at home spending his holidays. He is one of the pupils of the School for the Blind at Halifax.

Mrs. Robert Ogilvie met with quite a loss recently. Twenty-nine of her turkeys strayed away several weeks ago, and although she has searched and inquired for them she cannot find any tidings of them. She fears that the foxes have taken them.

The Rev S.L. Bishop and Mrs. Bishop spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Ogilvie.

Mr. Robert Ogilvie exchanged oxen with recently with Edgar Horsnell of Aylesford.

Messrs. Condon Brothers are doing quite a business in Burlington. They have a gang of men and teams in the woods cutting and yarding logs that will be hauled to Ogilvie wharf and rafted down to Victoria Harbor, where they intend to have their steam mill situated.

Mrs Eudica Rawdin gave a party to the boys who had been chopping and hauling wood on the 29th. Just as they were leaving the woods, Silas Clem took his axe to stick in the load, when it glanced, striking Arizona Borwn on the arm and inflicting a large wound.

Mr Edward Swindle got badly hurt in the woods recently.

The pie social held at Mr. Isaiah Ogilvie's on the 28th was a great success, as the sum of $31.00 was realized for church purposes.

Mr. Ewing, of St John, N.B., visited at K.S. Armstrong's on the 29th. He brought the money to pay the men who having been working on the Ogilvie pier.

Mrs. Catherine Hyland, mother of Rueben Hyland, is ill. Mrs. Hyland only lacks two years to being a centenarian.

Victoria Harbor:

Our evenings are spent in a most pleasant manner. We have singing school two evenings in the week, held in the new hall at Pleasant St.; the I.O.G.T. holds its Lodge one night in the week, and prayer meeting is held one night, so our evenings are spent in a manner both useful and edifying. Mr. Andrew McBride is our singing school teacher and his genial manner attracts a large number of spectators. He has a school of about twenty-five pupils.

Messrs Congdon Brothers have arrived from Newfoundland where they have secured their timber limits. They have bought another track of timber near Victoria Harbor from Mr. Charles O. Ogilvie, of Aylesford.

Scott's Bay:

Mr. Albert Tupper is effecting some repairs on his house.

Mr. Verge Bennett returns to Marblehead next Tuesday.

Mr. Sherman Steele has returned home from Boston after an absence of eighteen months.

We are glad to see Mr. Nelson Tupper home again, fully recovered from his recent illness.

Messrs Daniel and Wyman Shaw returned home on Monday last, as the schr Packet is hauled up for the winter.

The entertainment and pie social held by White Rose Lodge was a decided success. Mr. Horace Steele was elected chairman for the evening. Mr. Verge Bennett made a very appropriate speech, after which followed an interesting programme consisting of recitations, speeches, readings, and music. The sum of $14.81 was realized.

Mrs. Abigail Rogers has gone to Blomidon to spend the winter with her son Lemuel. She is 90 years of age and is still hale and hearty.

At an early hour on Friday morning, Mr. Joseph Steele departed this life at the advanced age of ninety-four years and five months. He leaves five sons and two daughters.