March 2nd 1898

March 2nd 1898



At Kingston, on the 19th ult, to Mr. and Mrs. William Margeson, a daughter.


At New Canada, on the 23rd inst., by Rev D.W. Crandall, father of the bride, assisted by Rev J.L. Read and E.P. Churchill, Nelson Porter Freeman, M.D., of New Germany, and Lizzie McHenry Crandall.


Entered into rest at Halifax, on Wednesday, 23rd February, Rev Charles Gordon Abbott, rector of North Sydney and Sydney Mines.

A quiet wedding took place at Bridgetown on Thursday, the principals being Mr. E.A. Craig, a well known townsman, and Miss Annie Kelly of New Germany. Rev F.P. Greatorex tied the nuptial knot after which Mr. and Mrs. Craig were driven to the depot and took the express for Halifax on a short wedding trip.


Hymeneal – On Wednesday of last week the marriage of Dr. Nelson P. Freeman, of New Germany, and Miss Lizzie McH. Crandall, daughter of Rev D.W. Crandall, took place at New Canada, Lunenburg Co. The bride was a member of last year’s graduating class at Acadia, and has many friends in this vicinity that will wish her much happiness.

DEATH OF A CLERGYMAN – The Anglican Church in this province has sustained a loss in the recent death of the Rev. Charles G. Abbott, Rector of North Sydney, which occurred at Halifax at the residence of his father-in-law, John Y. Payzant. The deceased was a son of the late Rev. John Abbott, of Halifax, and a brother of Mr. Frank W. Abbott, of Berwick.

Killed by a sleigh - Robert Kerr, of Port Greville, Cumberland County, who was so badly injured by being run over by a sleigh in Amherst, is dead.

The Sydney Reporter says: A quiet wedding took place at the Falmouth street church Manse Monday evening, when Rev E.B. Rankin, assisted by Rev A.H. Cameron, united for life Mr. F.S. Huntly and Miss Kerr. Mr. Huntly is one of Sydney's enterprising insurance agents, and Miss Annie Kerr is a native of Melvern Square, Annapolis Co., a daughter of the late Hugh Kerr, of that place.

The Storm - Wednesday night's storm was the worst experienced for years, in many parts of the country. The blizzard extended from the Atlantic coast to the far west, with a general interruption of railway, telegraph and telephone traffic. In Hailfax the wires were down in all directions and the city was in darkness for hours. A horse was killed in Brunswick St by a live wire and several persons narrowly escaped. Mails form the Upper Provinces were delayed until Saturday.

Acadia Forward Fund - President Trotter has obtained about $20,000 towards the six thousand which must be subscribed before November 1st, if Mr. Rockefeller's conditional gist of $15,000, is to be secured.

The Evangeline - The D.A.R. Company's steamer Evangeline, Capt. Holmes, which has been laid up at Kingsport since the close of navigation in the basin, has been ordered to Yarmouth for service.

The Wolfville Carnival on Wednesday evening was a very successful affair. Considerable interest was manifested in the races, which were closely contested. The first was won by L. Shaw, of Windsor, the second by Parker, of Canning, each by about half a lap.

Hon. Mr. Fisher says that samples of butter made in Alberta have been sold in England at prices only a little below that paid for the best Danish.

A Subsidy - The citizens of the town of Kentville are to meet on Friday evening next to vote upon a proposal to grant $6000 to the D.A. Railway in consideration of the railway offices and work shops remaining in that town.

Windsor Relief Fund - a committee consisting of the Mayor of Halifax, Geo Mitchell, M.P.P., Halifax, James Reynolds, St John, Judge Chipman, Kentville, and Rufus Curry, Windsor, has been designated by the local government to distribute the remainder of the Windsor Fire relief Fund.

Mild Weather - Owing to the mild weather of the past month and prevailing southerly winds, the ice in the Avon River and Minas Basin has almost entirely disappeared.


Wm. Rand, of Canning, was in Berwick on Friday.

Mrs. Bessie Patton, of Somerset, arrived from Boston on Thursday.

Mrs. Owen P. Congdon, of Somerset returned on Monday from a visit of some weeks in Middleton.

Miss Ida B. Nowlin is visiting friends in Berwick.

Mrs. W.A. Reed is visiting her daughter in Hantsport.

Mrs. L.O. Neily of Aylesford, arrived yesterday form his trip of England.

Lake George:

The steady cold weather of the last fortnight has made our roads good and the people have taken advantage of this by hauling their logs to the mill at home and others to the mill at Morristown.

Mr. Amsbee, of North Brookfield, Mass., has been with us for several days making preparations to erect a saw-mill at Lake Paul. We hope he will succeed in this undertaking.

Mr. Wm Brennen recently killed four hens, the total weight of which when dressed was 25 lbs.

Mr. T. Crocker and Mr. Robinson, both of Weston, were the guests of Mr. I. Day a few days ago.

Mr. and Mrs. B. MacMahon and little son Keith were visiting at Mr. G. MacMahon's recently.

Steam Mill Village:

Mrs. Davison and sister, Miss Borden, of Falmouth, are visiting at Mrs. Henry Garrett's.

Miss Jessie Redden, of Kentville, spent a few days last week with friends in Steam Mill Village.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pelton, of Berwick, and Messrs Spurgeon and John Cross, of White Rock, spent Sunday at Mr. Jas. MacInias'.

Miss Ermina Crocker, of Aylesford, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Dudley Crocker.

We are glad to see Mrs. W. E. Woodman driving out again.

Mr. Claude Vaughan, who has been ill, is able to be out again.

Miss Emma MacInias, of Berwick, spent Sunday at her home in this village.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crocker spent Sunday with Mrs. Rudolph, of Billtown.

The mat fever is raging in a mild form.

Sheffield Mills:

The beautiful weather we have been enjoying up to the time of writing, causes us to think of the approach of spring and we trust those who predict its early appearance will not be disappointed.

A concert was given by Mr. Bishop with his Graphophone in Division recently. The audience were much pleased with the evening's entertainment.

We with many others are pleased to welcome Miss Lottie Bentley home from her long visit in Halifax.

Miss Mabel Ruggles from Barton, Digby Co., is visiting at Mrs. Jos. E. Ells'.

The members of Safe Guard Division enjoyed the anniversary of the Division, Feb. 22nd, with the members of Cornwallis Division from Lower Canard, who visited them on the occasion.

Mr. Louis Newcombe is home from college in Halifax.


Miss Myra Lamont has been visiting friends in Wolfville for two or three weeks.

Miss Hattie Graves has returned from her visit in Kingston.

Miss Borden, of Canning, is the guest of Mrs. H. Sweet.

Mrs. G. W. Whitney, of Northville, was at home to a number of her Billtown friends on Thursday evening, 24th.

Quite a number of the Billtown folk attended the entertainment given in Dunham's Hall, Lakeville, on Monday evening, 21st.

Miss Hattie Rockwell spent a week recently with friends in Kentville.

Mrs. Arthur Porter spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Ross, of Weston.

Miss Chase, of Wolfville, was visiting at T. H. Forsythe's over Sunday.

The Y. P. B. Union intend holding a conquest meeting in the church here on Sunday evening, Mar. 6th. The programme will consist of Music, Readings, Recitations etc.

R. D. Bentley and his singing class Intend having a concert at the close of his school.


'Evangeline' Division visited our division on the evening of the 12th. The hall was filled to overflowing, eight different divisions being represented. The programme consisted of readings, dialogues, recitations and music; vocal and instrumental - violin, organ and banjo. Two of the songs "Beautiful Minas Bay," and "Charming Gaspereau," were composed, both words and music, by C. F. Rathburn, of Hortonville. There was also a dialogue written by the same gentleman. All present seemed to enjoy the evening and after refreshments and a few speeches the division was closed by our Worthy Patriarch; each one looking forward to the next anniversary and hoping it would not rain. "Did you get wet?" was the usual question for the next few days.

One of our most popular young men, Mr. E. Gertridge, was married on Thursday morning last, to Miss Laura Armstrong, daughter of Manning Armstrong Esq., of Kingston. They left on the morning express for Boston en route to Los Gatos, Cal. "Er." has many friends here who all join in wishing him success in life.

The B. Y., P. U. held a Conquest meeting a short time ago - subject, "The Aborigines of America." It proved such a success that it is thought in the future there will be one given each month.

On Monday Mr. Mariner Davidson started for the Klondike. It is hoped that he will be successful.

The members of the division feel that in the going away of Mr. Gertridge and Mr. Davidson they have lost two of their ablest members.


Capt. Charles McBride left here on Saturday, Feb. 26th, for Key West, Florida, to take charge of the barque "Sunny South." He sails from there for Montevideo, S. A.

Mrs. Capt. Parks and daughter and son, of Port George, are visiting friends here.

Stanley Cook, of Waterville, has been spending a few days with Mrs. Hall.

Harborville has long been noted for its fine horses and this winter there are some exceptionally good ones owned here. Among the owners of speedy horses we might mention Capt. Chas. McBride, Vinton Coonan and J. E. Morris.

The Margaretville Brass Band was expected to give a convert here on Saturday evening, but owing to the bad state of the roads, they failed to put in an appearance. We hope to hear them at a later date.

Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, of Aylesford, spent several days here last week, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Northrup.


A sleighing party from New Minas drove through to Mrs. W.V.T. Young's last Friday evening. The party, numbering about thirty besides a number of Waterville young folk, spent a very pleasant evening. Upon their arrival a sumptuous tea was served, which was greatly enjoyed by all, after which the evening was spent in games, music, &c. The instrumental music rendered by the Messrs Cross and Wilson was on of the most pleasing features of the evening. After singing "Auld Lang Syne" and "God Save the Queen" the jolly party left for home.

Mrs. Belcher, of Cornwallis, who has been visiting her brother, Harry Shaw, returned home on Saturday.

Mrs. Charles Charlton is seriously ill with inflammation.

Miss Cropley, of Kingston, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W.O. Graves.

Miss Carrie Best, teacher at Morristown, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

P.F. Lawson, of Dalhousie College, arrived home from Halifax on Friday and returned on Saturday.

Mr. Charles White, accompanied by his niece and three children arrived here last week from Digby.

There will be a public meeting in Bowles' Hall on Thursday afternoon, March 3rd, at 1 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of making arrangements to build a warehouse. All who are interested please attend.

Rev John Hawley will conduct service in the Presbyterian church on Sabbath next at 11 a.m.


We had some very fine weather this month and it is making the sleighing very thin in some places.

Several teams form this place are hauling deals from New Klondike. They report that the granite rocks are showing themselves in too many places for comfort. They have some men with sledges who are breaking the rocks off as fast as they appear in sight which is a great help to the road. This mill is managed by Mr. Moore, of Colchester Co. It is cutting out at a rate of 1000,000ft of deals per week.

Mr. Clark Spinney has been ill for a few weeks but is able to be out again.

Mrs. Charles Pierce has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Howard Pierce, at Clementsport for a few days, and has returned after an enjoyable trip.

Several of the farmers are getting in their ice for their summer's use.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Redden, of Gaspereau Mt., were visiting Mrs. Redden's son, Mr. Chipman Spinney, and other friends in this place last week. We are glad to have Mrs. Redden again with us for a few days.

Mrs. Benjamin Fader is on the sick list again. We hope she will soon be out again. She is under the care of Dr. Bell.


Mr. and Mrs. C.W.F. Webster spent several days of last week visiting friends in Morristown and vicinity.

John H. Webster has been making an extended visit to friends at Nictaux and Bridgetown.

Miss Minnie Webster, a member of the "A" class at Kentville Academy, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends here.

Mr. Acel West, of Acadia, has taken a school at Woodside. He has taken the place of a teacher whom the boys "fired out." But as Mr. West is one of our most successful teachers, the boys will soon realize that he has come to stay.

Rev Mr. Stephens baptized seven young persons at Prospect on Sunday last. These with two that had been previously baptized were received into the Methodist church.

At Bridgetown, on Tuesday morning, the 22nd ult., Mr. E.A. Craig of that town was united in marriage with Miss Annie Kelly of New Germany. That afternoon they passed through Cambridge on the Express, going eastward, and after visiting friends in the eastern part of the township, returned on Saturday and are now visiting their mother and other friends in Cambridge. Toward the last of the week they expect to reach their home in Bridgetown.

The ladies of Cambridge are preparing for a pie social and literary entertainment, which is to come off in the hall on Saturday evening the 5th inst. this social is to be conducted upon the plan known as a "Shadow Social." But as it takes a substance to make a shadow, we presume a good time may be expected.

Your correspondent form Burlington appears to think that Mr. Emino takes the hauling loads of logs; but Cambridge is ahead of him. Mr. Hadden Palmer with his oxen hauled 1670 feet, and Mr. Harry Griffin with a pair of horses hauled over 1800 feet. These were spruce, and were drawn fully five miles.

The lumbermen have got along finely this winter and are ready to see the snow go off. Mr. Woodman has in his mill yard about half a million feet.