June 8th 1898

June 8th 1898



At Brookfield, Mass., April 7th by the Rev George Piper, Miner Ranson, of South Londonderry, Vt., and Martha, daughter of A. H. Ewing, of Aylesford.

At Brockton, Mass., May 26th, by the Rev. Alex Strong, Mr. Fred T. Congdon, of Eastondale, Mass., and Miss Ida Wood, of West Bridgewater, Mass.

At North Sydney, June 1st, by Rev. H. B. Smith, M. A., Chas. Jefferson, of Point Pleasant, Leitch's Creek, and Mrs. Josephine Gillis, of North Sydney.


At Aldridge, Montana, May 26th, Avard, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Cogswell.


Mr. W. S. Rawding and little daughter arrived on Thursday and will visit friends in this vicinity.

Mr. Albert Morse, Barrister, of Bridgetown, was in Berwick on Saturday.

H. P. Traynor has returned to Somerset from Boston for a fortnight's vacation.

Elmer Parker and two sons arrived on Thursday on a visit to his father, Edwin Parker, Esq, of Welsford.

Miss Emma Simpson left last week to visit relatives in Prince Edward Island.

Messrs. Geo. E. and Douglas Foster, who have been visiting their father, E. C. Foster, Esq. brings us a stalk of grass measuring 34 inches in length.

Mrs. James E. Hird of South Boston, and two children , arrived on Saturday to spend the summer in Berwick.

Tom Anthony has arrived home from Sackville.

H. H. McNeil, B. A. who graduated from M. Allison last week, is at home.

H. J. Chute, of Somerset, is in Lunenburg attending the Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M.

Dr. C. C. Ellis arrived home yesterday from his prospecting tour to the Southern gold fields.

Rev. M. Hawley will preach in Aberdeen Hall on Sabbath next at 3 o'clock.

Howard Alcorn arrived home last week.

From the Berwick Register, June 8th, 1898:

A Burlington Boy at Klondike.



VALDES, April 5th, 1898.


When I wrote you last we had just arrived at Valdes. The bay was covered with ice, so we had to go ashore in a small boat. I picked some mussels on the beach and saw plenty of them. We had to sleep on the steam boat for eight nights until we got our stuff on shore and our tents fixed. We had a prayer meeting on board one night and splendid singing. About fifty voices joined. We have a minister in the crowd.

We looked through the glass and saw people going up the pass. It is about seven miles from the shore to the foot of the pass. The air is very clear here, and you can see a long way with the naked eye. It has only been a little below freezing since we came here, but it is thirty degrees colder on the mountains. It is daylight about four o'clock now and dark at seven. It is very fine and the sun is very hot in the middle of the day. We want to hurry and get over, as it is almost impossible to do so after the fifteenth of this month.

We are going to move our tents about six miles, then haul our outfit and then move again, and so on until there. At first we can haul two hundred pounds and as it gets steeper only fifty on our sleds and some places we will have to use a tackle to raise it, for it is so steep. Some have dogs to haul their stuff. I would give one hundred dollars if I had my two dogs here. Some use horses. A horse that would sell down home for ten dollars would bring from three to six hundred dollars here. I like the ……; they are very kind and neighborly. You can leave anything away from your tent for months and no one meddles with it. A boat came here yesterday with one hundred passengers and one to day with a hundred more. We got some mattresses out of her so now we do not have to lie on the snow. You know there is not even any brush to put under the blankets.

We have a post office here at Valdes. It costs each man fifty cents for the season to have his mail taken care of and one dollar a month for it after we get over the pass. That is, a man goes once a month, and brings all the mail, and charges each one a dollar for one letter or five. If you get no letters, no pay. There are two women on the last boat. It is a terrible place for them. They do not realize the hardships they will have to go through. There are splendid accounts of plenty of gold. There is gold in almost all of the stones you pick up but not enough to pay. We heard to-day that some that have gone over and got to the diggings have staked out claims and are digging seventy-five dollars to the pan.

A pan is about four quarts of sand and they dig from ten to twenty a day. Well, by the time you get this letter, I will know all about it.


GRADUATES - Rev G.W.F. Glendenning received the degree of M.A. (in course) at the closing exercises of Mt. Allison University last week. Among the list of graduates in arts we notice the names of Harry H. McNeil, Berwick, Wm F. Hale and Morley Hale, Wolfville, and Annie M. Bigney, Mt. Denson. At Acadia, the graduating class numbered twenty-eight. The degree of B.A was conferred upon Arthur S. Burns, Kingston; F.B.A. Chipman, Kentville; Winifred H. Caldwell, J. Ernest Forsythe, Ada M. Haynes, J. Clarence Hemmeon, Evelyn K. Keirstead, Wolfville; Roland Richardson, Melvern Square; Clement L. Vaughn, Grand Pre; W.C. Margeson, Hantsport, received the degree of M.A.

Rev S. McCully Black was made a Doctor of Divinity.

An Election Rumor - a Montreal report has it that the Ottawa Government proposes to precipitate a general election in September, and that the battle-cry is to be "Down With the Senate."

NEW STEAMER - Capt Pratt, Cheverie, is going to place a steamer on the route between that place, Windsor and St John. The engines, etc. are being built by the Burrell Johnson Iron Co.

THE MIDLAND RAILWAY - The contractors are rapidly pushing the work of the construction of the Midland railway from Windsor end. Contractor O'Brien has the first 20 miles, and is at work, and Mr. Rogers who has the next 10 miles, will soon have his men at work on his section. Local contractors have secured contacts on other parts of the road. Their names and extent of section will be announced later. - Truro News.

FIRE - The barn of Mr. Arthur Palmer, Welsford, was destroyed by fire on Monday evening last. Mr. Palmer and boy were at work in the barn with a lantern and during Mr. Palmer's temporary absence the barn was seen to be on fire. He reached it in time to rescue a pair of cattle; the rest of the contents, including a quantity of hay and straw, a threshing machine and horserake, were destroyed. The barn was a large one, some 80 feet in length, and the loss is a serious one. There was but a small insurance.

Sheffield Mills:

The foliage, vegetation and blossoms of our country are indeed beautiful.

Mr. W.O. Farquharson, of Halifax, is welcome among his friends here again this summer.

Mr. John A. Baxter is building a barn of large dimensions.

Dr F.S. Kinsman, of Digby, made a short visit among relatives last week.

Mrs. Ruflee and children are visiting at Mrs. Roland Chase's.

Mrs. Sarchfield, an aged lady, was buried on Monday.

Quite a number went to Kentville on Monday evening to hear "Uncle Tom's Cabin."


There are quite a number of changes around here. Mrs. Aker is back from Halifax and is living in her own house. Mrs. McKenzie who spent the winter in Mrs. Aker's house, is now living in the Ray house. Daniel Rogers has sold his place to Councillor Morris and is living in the old Aker house. Mr. Siggins and family also live in the same house. Mr. J. Spicer of Advocate, lives in D. H. Slocomb's house. Our Customs Office is also moved, Mr. Morris and family living in the Northup homestead.

Master Kenneth McKenzie, while fishing off Harborville, May 23rd, caught a "Mud Shark" that measured 11 feet 4 inches. With the aid of Capt. Melbourne Cook, Ray Lowden and Caleb Morris, they succeeded in towing it ashore. This is the largest fish that ever came in the harbour here. Its probable weight was about 700 pounds.

Captains Spicer and Chute arrived home from St. John on Monday.

Capt. Chute is going to give the school children a treat, taking them, as soon as convenient, across to Isle au Haute.

Capt. M. Cook and Harry Hall, while trawl fishing on Monday, made the remarkably good catch of 300 fish.

We were very much pleased to have Mr. Glendenning with us again on Sunday evening. He preached very acceptably from the text "The Lord is Our Rock".

Our Sunday School reorganized Sunday, June 5th, with Mr. Cahill as Supt. and Miss Emma McBride teacher of the Bible class.

The many friends of Mr. Geo. Collins will be pleased to hear that he is improving, although still confined to the house.


Arbor day was spent both usefully and pleasantly by teacher and pupils in beautifying the grounds. Miss Charlotte Palmer deserves much credit for the way she instructed the children in gardening.

Mr. Frank Donnelan is very ill with mumps.

Mrs. G.L. Morse is expected home to spend the summer months with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Armstrong.

Miss Naomi Donnellan arrived home on a visit recently, from North Brookfield, Mass.

The farmers are setting out quite a number of fruit trees in this locality this spring. Mr. Jno. Donnellan and Mr. R.S. Armstrong have one hundred each set out, which will make nice orchards in the future.

Farming operations have been impeded by the recent wet weather, but some report they are almost through with their crops, although there is a good deal of work to be done by others, as yet.

The Schr. Florence W. Loring, Capt. F. Curry, of Harborville, loaded cordwood at Ogilvie pier on the 3rd for Rockland Me.


Mr. and Mrs. Wallace A. Howell arrived home on the 4th on a visit to Mr. Howell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howell. Miss Blanch Howell accompanied them.

The farmers are doing nicely getting their spring crops in.

Chipman Brook:

Miss Mabel Baltzer spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Allan Pineo.

Mr. Harry Kinsman and brother, George, passed through here on Monday, may 19th.

Mrs. Benjamin Arnold arrived home last week.

Edward Coleman arrived from St John last week, where he has been attending Business College through the winter. He has the hearty congratulations of his many friends, who wish him every success in obtaining a situation.

John Kirby shipped three barrels of lobsters to Boston on May 29th.

The home of Mr. Joseph Misner has been gladdened by the arrival of a baby girl.

Gordon Baltzer, of Canada Creek, has been helping Mr. Chas. Hutt prune and graft his orchard. If this grafting proves as successful as it has been at other times, Mr. Hutt's orchard will show great improvement.

There have been quite a number of fishing vessels these past few weeks. We understand they are having good success at line fishing.

Baxter Harbor Mount:

The weather for the past week has been delightful and farmers are making the best use of the time putting in their crops; but owing to the recent wet weather, farming is in a somewhat backward state.

Rev Mr. Sinclair, of Canard, preached here on Sunday, May 29th. Mr. Sinclair has made appointments for each alternate Sabbath during the summer.

Messrs. Elisha and Milledge Bennett, who are pursuing the fishing business at Ross Creek, report quite a number of salmon taken this week.

Miss Ada McLean, of Canard, visited her parents on the 22nd ult.

Mr. John McLean, of Blomidon, is also spending a few days at his home here.

Our day school is well attended and making rapid progress under the management of Mrs. E. Loveley.

Mr. Harvey Lockhart is home at present, doing some farming.

Mr. Amos Cogswell, of Baxter Harbor, lost a valuable horse recently.

Our village is very dull but the monotony is somewhat relieved by the advent of our genial and obliging mailman, Mr. G. Whalen, of Woodside, who brings mail here and also to Baxter Harbor on Wednesday and Saturday of each week.


Some two or three weeks ago Mr. John Frederick left here for the Hospital, Halifax, to be treated for a fever sore on his leg which threatened to take his life. Dr. Angus McD. Morton accompanied him. A few days ago he underwent a surgical operation and a number of pieces of dead bone were removed and hopes are now entertained that he may recover.

Miss Blanche Boutilier and Miss Love Fader, young ladies of Halifax, are the guests of Mrs. Cox.

Miss Violet Davidson, of Boston, is spending some weeks with her grandfather, Capt. Geo. Bullerwell.

Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Weddleton, of Boston, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Webster, have been for several weeks visiting their parents. Mr. Webster has been for some months in poor health. Mrs. Weddleton returned on Saturday to her home in Boston.

Mrs. Alexander Dill, of Roston, daughter of T. T. Craig, Esq., with her little family and Mrs. E. M. Kempton, sister to Mrs. Craig, arrived home on Saturday and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Craig.

A.A. Pineo, Esq., an officer of the Kings County Sabbath School Association, visited Prospect on Sunday afternoon and organized a Sabbath School with Mr. James Strong as superintendent.

Mrs. Everett Kinsman spent several days last week with her mother, Mrs. A. A. Webster, who is in poor health.

Mrs. Dunn was last week visiting her sister, Mrs. G. W. F. Webster.

THANKS - Mr. and Mrs. Colin Douglass desire to express their appreciation of the kindness and sympathy so freely manifested by their neighbors and friends in Berwick, at the time of their recent bereavement.


The subscriber having secured the services of Mr. Samuel Parker who is well known in this community - as a first class general blacksmith and A. 1 horse shoer, will be prepared to do all kinds of general work in this line.

Geo. W. Eaton

Berwick, April 1st, '98.

NOTICE OF MEETING - A meeting of the stock holders of "T.M. Davis & Company (limited)" a body corporate under letters patent bearing date the 12th day of May 1898, will be held in the Register building, Berwick, on Saturday, the eleventh day of June, 1898, at 8 o'clock p.m., to elect directors and transact such other business as may be necessary.

Provisional Directors:

T.M. Davis

R.H. Banks

S. Creighton

P.J. Chute

B.H. Lee

Berwick, May 18th, 1898.


Loran Beardsley has so far recovered his health that he is expected home quite soon.

John Tabor, representing White Canada Co., St John. And W.W. Chase, representing Hall & Fairweather, were in town on Friday.

Rev Mr. Young was the guest of W.H. Charlton, Esq., last week.

Capt. Will Rawding was in Waterville on Thursday.

Miss Allan has purchased a residence at Canada Creek, of Hanford Rawding.

Rev. J. M. Allan arrived in Waterville last week and is the guest of T. A. Margeson.

The highway at Soft Water Brook, in this village, has been greatly improved by a filling of two feet, a new bridge over brook extending across the sidewalk has been put in and railings placed. Mr. Allan Browne, Surveyor, deserves the thanks of the village public.

R. H. Banks has recently imported four thorough bred Tamworth pigs from H. D. Smith, Quebec. This breed of hogs is so much in public favor as to already out rival other breeds. Mr. Banks is an enterprising man and can be depended on to have the best.

Will Congdon intends leaving in about two weeks for Newfoundland, to arrange for speedy operations on this timber limit of 3000 across which he has secured there.

Mrs. Redgate returned on Saturday to her home in Morden. Her daughter, Mrs. Ambrose Burke, accompanied her for a short visit.

H. R. Best has purchased the dappled grey horse, "Chipp," from R. D. Pineo.

This county has a representative at the front in the person of Frank Bowlby, in Company G, New Hampshire Volunteers. His father, Mr. Solomon Bowlby, wrote to Sir Julian Pauncefote, British Ambassador at Washington, setting forth that his son was a British subject and furthermore under age and asked for his discharge. A letter in the meantime came from Frank expressing ardor in the American cause, and assuring his father that it would be useless to try to procure a discharge. Mr. Bowlby has decided to let the matter drop and allow his son the free privilege of experiencing life as a fighter for Uncle Sam.

Freeman Foote, son of Isaac Foote, Grafton, is also with the American army. He was last heard from at Tampa, Florida.

DOMINION DAY. - Preparations for the celebration on the First of July are being steadily pushed forward and the programme of sports will soon be announced. Among the attractions may be mentioned a monster Cahthumpian procession, Bicycle races, Foot and Bag races, Pole Vaulting, Jumping, &c. An expert from the United States will give an exhibition of fancy bicycle riding and otherwise assist in the sports. Posters, giving particulars will be out in a few days.

A MISSIONARY. - Mr. W. Rufus Foote was ordained and designated a missionary of the Presbyterian Church in Canada to the heathen of Korea at St. John on Wednesday evening last. There was a large attendance to witness the ceremony which was very impressive. As a slight departure from the ordinary routine on such occasions Rev. L. G. MacNeill on behalf of the Ladies Missionary Society, presented Mr. Foote with an elegant copy of the Bible. The departure for Korea will probably take place in July. Mr. Foote will not go alone.