March 23rd 1898

March 23rd 1898



At Centreville, on Sunday, 13th, to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Kinsman, a son.

At Centreville, 14th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. George Webster, a daughter.


At Paradise on Wednesday, March 9th, by the Rev Mr. Stevens, assisted by the Rev Isa. Wallace, Minard Brenton, of Clarence and Miss Laura M. Hicks, of Berwick.


At Canady Creek, Nettle, infant daughter of William and Ida Thomas, aged two years and six months.

At Barnesville, N.B., on March 15th, James R. Curry, in the 26th year of his age, leaving a sorrowing wife, father and mother, one sister and three brothers to mourn their loss.

At the residence of her daughter at Capelands near Florence, Oregon, Feb 14th, 1898, Hannah S. Phipps, the beloved wife of William F. Phipps and mother of Mrs. W.A. Cox, aged 83 years, 9 months and 23 days.


Very interesting services were held here in the Baptist church on Sunday, the 13th, in celebration of its 52nd anniversary. The sermon in the morning was by Rev Dr Kierstead, of Acadia. The services in the afternoon were of varied character, consisting of the roll-call, reports of different branches of church work and addresses by the visiting ministers. In the evening Rev Chipman Morse, D.D., preached to a large audience and the last thirty dollars of the $250 was raised, thus clearing the church of debt.

On Monday evening, 28th, the B.Y.P.U. will give an oyster supper and gramaphone entertainment in the rooms in Ray's building. Admission 30 cents for adults, 20 cents for children.

The family of Mr. Warren Marshall of moved to Middleton. Mr. Marshall will remain in Aylesford a few weeks longer.

Mr. Joseph Starratt, of Millville, is moving into the house owned by Mr. Fred Spurr, which he will occupy while his own is in building.

Mrs. Morse, of Nictaux, has been visiting her mother and sister, Mrs. Huntington and Mrs. Parker.

Mrs. N.P. Spurr, who lately returned from New York, is expecting her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred Spurr, to visit her shortly.

Mrs. Angie Lee spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Miss May Roscoe is visiting her sister, Mrs. West, and other friend sin Delhaven.

North Kingston:

Mr. and Mrs. manning Armstrong received word last week of the sudden illness of their son Ernest, who attends school at Acacia Villa, Horton. We understand that he is improving and was only able to be brought home last Friday.

The ladies of the Methodist church held a Birthday Social in the Hall on the 10th inst., and raised the sum of $62. We hear that our Methodist friends intend renovating their church.

Mr. Vernon Armstrong visited Gaspereau last week.

Mr. Arch Foster, who has been surveying the southern counties for some time returned last Thursday.

Master Josie Donkin, son of Rev J.E. Donkin, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Foster.

Capt. W.R.L. Foster made a short business trip to Kentville last week.

Mr. Manning Armstrong, our cattle drover, has 17 head o fine cattle, which he is preparing for the Easter market. He has also 17 more for market later.

Several parties are preparing to make maple sugar this spring.

Mr. Lemuel Durling and wife left last Friday for Bridgetown where they will reside.


Mrs. W.S. Sweet has been quite sick the last week. We are glad to hear she is recovering.

Miss Minnie Card is in Kentville, clerking in the store of F. Margeson.

The Sunday School here is preparing for an Easter concert which will be held in the Church on Easter Sunday evening. Come and hear a good programme.

Miss Cassie Bill is quite ill with pleurisy.

Miss Rubie Card, of Wolfville, spent Sunday, 13th, at her home in Billtown.

Mrs. M.P. Freeman was "at home" to a number of her young married friends on Monday evening, 14th. Mrs. A.M. Porter also entertained a few of her fiends on the same evening.

Mr. Mason Kinsman started for Boston on Thursday, 17th.

The Klondike Social held in Bill's hall on Friday evening, 11th, was a grand success. Over nine dollars were realized.

It is rumored that Billtown is to lose one of its popular young ladies in the near future.

Baxter Harbor Mt.:

The heavy rain of Sunday night has rendered our roads almost impassable.

Our school, which has been closed for the past three weeks owing to the sickness of the teacher, has reopened.

We are pleased to learn that Mrs. E. Schofield, who has been quite seriously ill, is improving a little.

Mr. Samuel Fraser and family have moved into the house formerly occupied by H. Ells, on what is known as the Black Hole Road.

Mr. J. Fraser is confined to the house with a bad cold.

We regret to learn of the serious illness of Mrs. John Irvin, of Baxter Harbor. Dr J. Miller, of Canning, is in attendance.


Mr. C.R. Borden, of Windermere, lost a fine cow last Friday morning.

Mr. A.W. Borden, of Windermere, has been confined to the house for the last two weeks with a sprained ankle and leg. Although not able to use it yet, he is improving slowly.

Mr. C.R. Borden has his frame hewed ready for his barn, and expects to go right to work putting it up.

Canady Creek:

We are enjoying beautiful spring-like weather although the roads are in a somewhat bad condition. However every one gets around appearing to enjoy themselves.

The annual moving is commencing. Mr. Alexander has moved from Billtown into the house recently occupied by William Hayes.

John Morris and Mr. McLennan left Advocate on Thursday at 5 o'clock p.m. and arrived here in time to attend a party. They came over in a sailboat. Mr. Morris is spending a few days at the lighthouse.

Miss Nellie Robinson and her brother Charlie visited friends at Steam Mill Village last week.

The young people made Mrs. E. Schnair surprise party on Friday evening and enjoyed a pleasant time.

Miss Nellie Dickie spent Sunday with her parents.

Mr. Clarence Paul has left for Rockland.

Mrs. Annie Robinson spent Wednesday at Waterville. She was the guest of Mrs. Sarah Eaton.

Mrs. J. Gould spent Sunday with her parents.

Walter Hayes leaves for Parrsboro tomorrow.


Mr. Joshua Hutchinson wishes to publicly thank his Sabbath School class for their thoughtful gift of a handsome Bible.

Mrs. and Miss Nissen, who have sojourning in Berwick for the past three months, left on Thursday to take up their residence in New York.

J. Dan Nichols has been transferred from the local branch of the Commercial Bank of Windsor to the agency at Parrsboro, and left on Saturday to enter upon his duties there.

Rev. A. S. Tuttle, of New Germany, is in town.

Mr. Thomas Lawson B. A., of Grafton, has been appointed Principal of the High School at Chester and has entered upon the performance of the duties of the position.

Rev. Thos. McFall will preach in Aberdeen Hall at 3 o'clock, on Sabbath next.

Clinton Reed is at home from Wolfville.

Mr. and Mrs. Minard Brenton, of Paradise, who have been spending the past week with Mrs. Brenton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hicks, left on Tuesday to return home.


In the appropriate column will be found a notice of the death of Mrs. William F. died at Florence, Oregon, on the 14th of February. The local paper of the town wherein her last days were spent, pays the following tribute to her memory:

"The deceased was a daughter of William and Hannah Saunders of Westfield, Kings county, New Brunswick, and was born Apr. 22nd, 1814. She was married October 17th, 1835 - her husband only being two days her senior and they lived to celebrate 63 wedding anniversaries. There were seven children born to them, but only one was left to watch with the grief stricken husband and father beside the dying bed and receive the last fond hand-clasp of a gentle and loving mother. Mrs. Phipps was a member of the Episcopal church, being received into the fold of the church in infant baptism. She was confirmed with her husband at the church of St. John in Cornwallis by the lord Bishop of Nova Scotia, October 24th, 1888, and came to Acme, Oregon with her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cox, Oct, 17th, 1889.

Her sweet disposition endeared her to all who knew her. She lived a life of good examples to her children and the world - hence her end was peace and her works do follow her."

On Sunday next the Rev. F. J. H. Axford will read a letter at Mr. Phipps' request, to those assembled in the church where the deceased has so often worshipped.


Mrs. A. A. Webster has been quite ill for about a week. Dr. Webster is attending her and she is slowly improving. Her daughters, Misses Leora and Alberta Webster, teachers at Nicholsville and Millville, came home on Saturday to see their sick mother, but returned to their schools on Monday morning.

Miss Gertie Webster, teacher at Black Rock, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home.

We are glad to be able to state that Mr. O. B. Woodman is able to be around again and look after his business.

Our three mills are now running at full speed. These mills give employment to some twelve or fifteen men, and are an important factor in the business life of our village.

Mr. F. R. Rachford is at work in Kentville for T. L. Dodge & Co. making extensive alterations in their store.

Mr. J. H. Cox has his new barn about completed and Mr. Mahoney, whose barn was burnt is making preparations to rebuild when spring opens.

Mrs. Dawson Rachford returned home from Boston on Saturday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burpee Best.

J. H. Webster Esq., and his daughter, Mrs. Knowlton, have been visiting at Sheffield Mills.

The ladies of the Cambridge church and congregation expect to hold a Social at Mrs. C. W. F. Webster's on Friday evening April 8th. Proceeds for church purposes. A literary and musical programme is being prepared and a good time may be expected. Tickets thirty cents.

Some extra services are being held here in the Baptist church, by the pastor, Rev. E. O. Read, and prospects are encouraging.

RECLAIMING MARSH – a proposal is on foot to spend $100,000 in reclaiming Marsh land on the Baie Verte isthmus, a part in fact of the great Tantramar marsh. It is proposed to reclaim about 7000 acres.

A Military Force – Orders have been issued from Ottawa for the selection of a number of men from various permanent corps to form a military detachment for the Klondike. Dr G.L. Foster, late of Canning, is medical officer for the expedition. The term of service is for two years and only the best men, in every military sense, will be allowed to join the force.

THE NEW STEAMER – The Boston Herald states that the Dominion Atlantic’s two new boats will perform a daily service the coming season between Yarmouth and Boston and that the Prince Edward will relieve the Rupert on the St John-Digby route.

AGRICULTURAL – The annual report of the Secretary for Agriculture, Nova Scotia, for the year 1897 is issued. The secretary laments that carloads and carloads of Western and Ontario beef, pork, and poultry, are annually brought into Nova Scotia to supply our needs, and thinks we ought to raise enough for home consumption and have a large surplus for export.

FIRE – Hardwick’s planing mill at Annapolis Royal was burned Monday evening of last week and a large stock of doors, sashes, and general house finishings consumed. Insurance on the building and contents amounted to $5,200 but it is not sufficient to cover the loss. The reflection of the blaze was visible from Berwick.

COUNTERFEIT - There are said to be a great many counterfeit silver coins in circulation. The latest importance of this kind is in the shape of Newfoundland fifty-cent pieces. People cannot be too careful in examining the silver change they receive.

A SHIPWRECK - Rev H Spencer Baker’s lecture, "A Shipwreck," on Friday evening last, was well attended and very much enjoyed. Vocal and instrumental music were given during the evening by Misses Mina Ellis and Essie Chute and Messrs. Archie Beckwith and John Rice. Mr. Baker may repeat the lecture at a later date.