June 15th 1898

June 15th 1898




At Middleton on Wednesday, June 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Cox, a daughter.


At Kennett, Penn., on Wednesday, June 8th, by the Rev Mr. Hubbell, Dr John C. Price, of Dayton, Pa., and Mabel Lee, daughter of John G. Clark, Esq., of Berwick.

At Wolfville, on Wednesday, June 8th, by the Rev John Williams, Mr. P.J. Gertridge, of Gaspereaux, and Miss Florence Van Buskirk, of Wolfville.

At Dartmouth, June 8th, by the Rev S. Kempton, Byron B. Bishop, of New Minas, and Florence Young.

SILVER WEDDING - Hon. L.E. and Mrs. Baker celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, on Monday of last week, at their home in Yarmouth. A large number of invited guests were present. Among the handsome presents was an elegant all-silver bonbon dish from the staff of the Yarmouth Steamship Company.

THE OLDEST INHABITANT - E.G.W. Greenwood, the oldest citizen of Halifax, died on Saturday evening, in his ninety-seventh year. He was treasurer of the City of Halifax up to ten years ago.

CONDUCTOR AL HERBERT - who was injured recently by being struck on the head by a gang plank at the Prince Rupert wharf, is fast recovering and will be on duty again in a day or two.

PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY - The twenty-fourth General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, opened on Wednesday evening of last week in Knox church, Montreal. A sad event in connection with this gathering is the death of Rev. R. J. Grant, of River John, Pictou Co., a delegate to the assembly, who was killed on Friday evening, on Notre Dame St., by an electric car. The accident was caused. It is understood, by Mr. Grant trying to avoid running down a little girl. In doing so he fell off his wheel right in front of an approaching car, which passed over his body.

HOTEL BURNED. - The Los Gatos Hotel at Los Gatos, California, was burned on May 26th, the fire breaking out in the evening. Many of the guests lost nearly all their personal effects. This hotel was rented and conducted by Mr. C. W. Gertridge, formerly of Gaspereaux. The San Jose Mercury in its account of the fire says: C. W. Gertridge and family lost, beside the furniture in the hotel, most of their personal goods. Mr. Gertridge's brother was also a loser. J. W. Lyndon's loss on the building is estimated at $15,000, with $7,000 insurance. Mr. Gertridge's loss of furniture is estimated at $10,000, insurance $6000. The building will not be rebuilt at present, which will be a great loss to the town.

A June Wedding:

An event in which many Berwick people are interested took place at Kennett, Pa., on Wednesday, June 8th, when Miss Mabel Lee, daughter of Mr. John G. Clark, of Berwick, was united in marriage to Dr. John C. Price, of Dalton, Pa. The ceremony was performed in the open air, at one p.m., at "Bloomfield," the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, mutual friends of the bride and groom. Rev. Mr. Hubbell, who officiated, stood facing the assembled guests near the trunk of a large mahogany tree, beneath whose spreading branches the bridal pair stood, on a carpet of roses. After the ceremony a merry company of about fifteen sat down to luncheon and the time was pleasantly passed amid mirth and music until 5 40 p m. when the bridal party left for Philadelphia, amid showers of rice and old shoes, and followed by the heartiest congratulations of all their friends.

Dr. and Mrs. Price were the recipients of a large number of beautiful and valuable gifts.


Miss Nellie Clark is home from Victoria General Hospital, Halifax for a fortnight's vacation.

Rev. W. H. Langille, of Grand Pre, is to preach the anniversary sermon for the Wolfville Foresters on the 19th inst.

Miss Edith Hennigar, of Canning, who has been spending the winter in Bermuda, will resume her work of teaching in Dartmouth after midsummer holidays.

Mr. George Alfred Cogswell, of Port Williams will receive the degree of Ph. D. at the closing of Cornell University on the 16th inst.

Among the Mount Allison prize winners in the name of Miss Laura Brown, daughter of Rev. Wm. Brown, who won first prize in history of art, and also third prize for first year's English.

Rev. Jos. Murray and family went to Shelburne last week. The pastor of the Falmouth church very kindly remained with his people several weeks after his resignation, gratuitously, for which he was tender a vote of thanks at the evening service on the 29th ult. Mr. and Mrs. Murray made very many friends while sojourning in Falmouth, all of whom wish them happiness and success in their new field. (Hants Journal)

Mr. George Morse, formerly of Berwick, son of the late Benaiah Morse, Esq., arrived from Boston on Monday.

Rev. Mr. Gwillim, Baddeck, is seriously ill. Lady Montgomery Moore hearing of his illness on her recent visit there, sent to Halifax for one of the Victorian Order of Nurses, who left immediately for Baddeck. Mrs. Montgomery Moore also sent a handsome contribution towards the nurse's expenses.

Miss Florence Quigley is in Berwick, the guest of Mrs. Peter Middlemas.

Mrs. Margaret Smith returned yesterday from her trip to the United States. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. T. H. Sommerville, of St. John, and her infant child, accompanied her home and are visiting friends in Berwick.

THE EXPRESS- The new steamer Express, for the Yarmouth S.S. Co., left Liverpool on Thursday, and is due in Yarmouth about the last of the present week.

PICTOU, N.S. - is without any water supply, and the insurance companies have made a general advance of 20 per cent on risks within the town.

AN IMPROVEMENT - The next issue of postage stamps will have the value in figures on the corner where the present issue shows a maple leaf.

NEW S.S. WORKER - The Acadian Recorder of yesterday says: - Mr. O.M. Sanford, of Burlington, Hants County, arrived in this city last night from Springfield, Mass. he graduated last week from the Springfield Bible Normal School, and will likely engage in work in Nova Scotia. It is understood that Mr. Sanford is to succeed Mr. John Grierson as Field Secretary of the Prov. S.S. Association.

Canady Creek:

Our new bridge is finished at last and is a great improvement and we are entertaining strong hopes of seeing our wharf repaired this summer.

Mr. Sawyer and Mr. L. Bowles, of Waterville were visiting friends at Canady Creek last week.

Will Rawding is spending a few weeks with friends here, enjoying boating and fishing which are very good at present.

Miss Allen has moved into a pleasant cottage by the sea. We are pleased to see her with us. There is room for more and we hope to see others coming to enjoy our bracing air and unsurpassed mountain scenery.

Mr. Elisha Burbidge, of Kentville, and his granddaughter, are visiting at the lighthouse.

There are rumours of a wedding here in the near future.

Mrs. Charlton, of Waterville, is spending a few days with Mrs. Charles Rawding.

Mr. Hudgins and son, of Morristown, spent Saturday with Mrs. N. Dickie.

We listened to a fine sermon last Sunday from the Rev. Mr. Allen. He also attended our prayer meeting in the afternoon.

Chipman Brook:

Horace Hiltz arrived home last week; he has been working in the lumber woods in Lunenburg Co.

Capt. Ogilvie arrived last week. He will take twelve cords of wood from Mr. James Misner.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Baltzer were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Allan Pineo, recently.

Miss E. Ritz Baltzer spent Sunday in Chipman Brook.

Capt. Anderson took two crates of lobsters on Saturday, June 4th, caught by Messrs. Edward and Joseph Misner.

The weather here for the last few days has been remarkable. Heavy fogs on the bay continually drifting overland, bring such cold that we are glad to hover over the fire.

Quite a number of people attended the public examination at the school on Friday, June 10th.


The Presbyterian congregations of Waterville and Lakeville, at a meeting on Monday evening, unanimously agreed to add to the front of the manse a building 20 x 23 feet, two stories high. This will give the necessary accommodation and make a fine residence. W. J. Burgess and Leonard Newcomb, of Lakeville, Geo. Bowles and Finlay MacIntosh, of Waterville, were appointed a building committee, with instructions to push the work as speedily as practicable.

Mrs. Harry Sawyer returned on Monday from Boston. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. John Selfridge.

Miss Edna Skinner is home from Boston for her vacation.

Some of our wheelmen will take part in the bicycle races in Berwick, on Dominion Day.

John Kirby shipped several barrels of live lobsters from the station to Boston on Monday.

W. D. Durling is making extensive repairs on his farmhouse. Nathan Best has charge of the work.

Mrs. Winfield returns to her home in Digby next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pineo of Brighton, Mass. are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pineo.

Prof. Geo. Hyland, of Burlington, was in town on Friday. The Prof. intends forming a juvenile singing class here.

Mrs. Ambrose Burke, who has been ill for some time, went to Halifax on Tuesday for treatment.

Frank Pinch, a Waterville young man, and Miss Annie Rodgate, of Morden, were married at the Methodist parsonage in Kentville on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Pinch will reside in Waterville.

We are pleased to see that Anthony Rafuse, who has been very sick for some time, is around again.

W. W. Pineo returned on Monday from a trip to Boston.

Mrs. I. S. Pineo is making some repairs to the interior of her residence.

Mr. G. W. Woodworth, of Kentville, spent Sunday in town.

Charlie Charlton is intending to build a residence near the homestead this summer.

Albert Blakeney, son of Rev. Jas. Blakeney, is serving an apprenticeship to harness making with Mr. McIntosh.

Some of our leading orchardists predict a very short apple crop. The attribute it to the cold, rainy weather destroying the blossoms.

A. Burke shipped a car load of live stock to Halifax on Tuesday.

Miss Gertie Peterson and Mr. Wilfred Stillman spent Sunday at Chipman Brook.

Miss Teresa Margeson was appointed delegate from the B. Y. P. U. to the Association at Hantsport.

We are glad to see Bert Ward out again.

Leander Kinsman is on the sick list.

D. A. McDonnell, of Canaan, spent Sunday at Moses Shaw's.

Miss Jennie Foster has a new "wheel."

Mrs. Albert Webster is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Allen Browne.

Miss Ethel Hall is visiting at Mrs. C. O. Cook's.


The farmers are rejoicing over their crops that are improving after the recent rains. The grass and grain are looking fine.

Mr. William Clem, of Cambridge, has moved into John Swindell's house at Burlington.

Mr. William Ogilvie, one of our oldest residents, is still on the sick list.

Our Sabbath School is progressing. We have a good superintendent, energetic teachers and a good attendance of scholars.

Mr. William C. McAuley, of Danvers, Mass., arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McAuley, on the 9th inst., on a flying visit before joining Company K. of Massachusetts at Chickamauga, Georgia, in which he has volunteered. Mr. McAuley has been in the U.s. for over six years. He leaves for the land of his adoption on the 15th. Mr. Franklin McAuley accompanied his brother home and will remain for a month.


Mr. George Power, of Grafton, and daughter Flora, were the guests of Mrs. Richard Wood on

Friday and Saturday.

Miss Gertrude Pineo has gone to Canning for the summer.

Mr. Harry Carson and family have moved into the residence formerly occupied by Mr. Thaddeus Pearl.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Blenkhorn and Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Wood attended District Lodge which met at Aylesford on Tuesday, 6th inst.

Reta Power, of Grafton, spent several days with her cousin, Jessie Wood, recently.

Mr. Michael Pearl's new house will soon be completed.

Our Sunday School was reorganized May 15th, with Mr. James Hennegar as superintendent and Joseph Blenkhorn vice supt.

Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hazel on account of the illness of their only daughter, Florence.

Miss Lydia Bennet spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. George Spicer, of Canning, last week.

Mr. Reuben Blenkhorn is building a new house opposite the old homestead.

Mr. Judah Wells has purchased the farm formerly owned by Mr. John Sarsfield, and engaged carpenters and masons to repair the house.

The officers of Harmony Lodge are as follows: - C, T, May Blenkhorn; V.T., Mina Lockhart; Sec, Richmond Wood; F. Sec, Wm. Blenkhorn; Treas., Mrs. Richmond Wood; Chap., Unie Caldwell; Mar., Stafford Blenkhorn; Guard, Clinton Ward; Sent, Frank Curven; A. Sec., Charles Ward; D. M., Jessie Wood.


On Thursday, 9th, Prof. Sears, of Wolfville, gave an exhibition of spraying fruit trees and in the evening gave a lecture on spraying for the different insects. John E. Starr, Esq., and B. W. Chipman Esq., Sec. For Agriculture, also addressed the meeting.

On the same evening a returned lady missionary from Japan gave a lecture in the Methodist church.

On Wednesday of last week quite a large number of the friends and relatives of Mrs. E. Huntington assembled at her residence to celebrate her eighty-fifty birthday. Among the guests was Mrs. Wm. H. Skinner, Weston, who celebrated her ninety-fifty birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. P. Spurr, on Thursday, 9th.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Wilbur and children are visiting at the home of Mrs. Parker. Miss Laura Parker is also at home for a few weeks.

Mrs. Leander Charlton, of Boston, has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. N. I. Bowlby, and is now visiting Mrs. Barteaux, in Weston. She is accompanied by her little son and expects to spend the summer months in Nova Scotia.

Quite an accident occurred here on Wednesday. Mr. Taylor, of Dalhousie, was transacting some business at the station when his horse took fright at the train and ran away, breaking the carriage quite badly. The horse escaped with slight injuries.

Several new buildings are being erected here this summer. C. B. McIntyre is building a house quite near the station. Mr. Joseph Starratt's house, near the Read Bridge is nearing completion.

The Baptist Sabbath School of Aylesford and Millville expect to hold their annual picnic at Morden on Wednesday 22nd.