May 11th 1898

May 11th 1898



At Lawrencetown, April 27th, by the Rev Lewis Wallace, George T. Smith, of Kingston, and Mrs. A. Dukeshire, of Lawrencetown.

At Parker's Cove, Annapolis Co., March 28th, by Rev H. Achilies, Mr. Charles Clayton, of Young's Cove, to Miss Lillie King, of Berwick.

At St John, N.B., on April 23rd, by Rev John de Soyres, H.B. Nase, and Minnie Hooper Beverly.

At Saugus, Mass., March 2nd, by the Rev John C. Labaree, D.D., Mr. Archie W. Delano, of Randolph, Mass., and Minnie Bella R., daughter of the late John A. Marchant, Esq., of Cold Brook, Kings Co.

At the residence of the bride's father, Welton Corner, May 4th by the Rev Jos. Gaetz, Vernon B. Armstrong, of north Kingston, and bertha M., daughter of Mr. James MacMillan, of Welton Corner.

At Aylesford, May 4th, by the Rev Messrs. Gaetz and Ryan, E.C. Gates, of Kingston, and Annie, eldest daughter of G.O. Jacques, of Auburn.


At Berwick, on Thursday, May 5th, Norman Durkee, youngest child of John G. and Margaret Clark, in the 12th year of his age. Yarmouth papers please copy.

At Leisester, Cumberland co., on Tuesday May 3rd, John Davis, aged 85 years.

At "The Pines," Waterville, on Wednesday, may 4th, after an illness of four days, Francis Crispo, late chief clerk of H.M. Customs, Montreal, aged 78 years and 6 months.

Wedding Bells:

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of James MacMillan, Welton Corner, on Wednesday evening, May 4th, when his daughter, Bertha M., and Vernon B. Armstrong, son of Mr. Manning Armstrong, of North Kingston, were united in marriage.

Shortly after eight o'clock the bridal party took their places under a handsome floral arch, with a background of potted plants and evergreens.

The groom was supported by his brother Hallett, while Miss May MacMillan, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joseph Gaetz, of Auburn.

The bride looked very pretty in her dress of white henrietta, with trimmings of lace, pearl passementerie, and orange blossoms. She also wore a bridal veil which was fastened with a wreath of orange blossoms.

The bridesmaid was becomingly attired in a dress of cream organdy trimmed with lace and ribbon, and wore a gold brooch set with garnet and pearls; the gift of the groom.

Immediately after the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served to about forty guests.

The bride was the recipient of many useful and valuable presents, including silverware, fancy work, and five dollars in gold.

A very enjoyable evening was spent, after which the bride and groom drove to their future home at North Kingston, carrying with them the best wishes of their friends.

Death of Mr. F. Crispo:

The death of Francis Crispo, Esq. which took place on Wednesday afternoon of last week, at this residence, "The Pines," Waterville, removes from among us one who will long be remembered and missed.

Mr. Crispo was born in England, but for many years held the office of chief clerk of H. M., Customs at Montreal. In the spring of 1895 he removed with his family to Waterville, where his gentle, courteous and kindly nature soon won for him the esteem and respect of all who knew him. To the little Anglican congregation in Berwick, which for some time past he has served as lay reader, his loss will not soon be made up. Ever ready to assist in every undertaking, to the utmost extent of his ability he will indeed be sorely missed.

Mr. Crispo leaves a widow and six children; four sons and two daughters.

The funeral took place on Saturday morning, from Christ Church, Berwick, after which the remains were taken to Montreal for internment.

WEDDING IN AYLESFORD - On Wednesday evening of last week, Annie, eldest daughter of Mr. G. O. Jacques, of Auburn, was united in marriage to E. C. Gates, of Kingston. The ceremony was performed in the Aylesford Methodist Church by the rev. Messrs. Gaetz and Ryan. The bride wore a costume of cream serge, with silk lace and pearl trimmings. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's father. Mr. and Mrs. Gates will reside at Kingston.

BEREAVED. - Deepest sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. John G. Clark, who have been called upon to part with their youngest child, Norman, who died on Thursday morning last. Normie was a bright intelligent boy, beloved in his own family, by teachers and schoolmates and by all who knew him. He had been unwell for a few days but no serious result was anticipated until the morning of his death and the sad intelligence came with a shock to the family as well as to friends and neighbors. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. As the casket was lowered into the grave the school children sand "There's a land that is fairer than day", coming forward as they sang and strewing flowers upon the casket. It was with difficulty that children or teachers could control their feelings and the singing was choked with solos. The affecting scene will never be forgotten.

Normie was the youngest of a family of ten, of whom he was the first to be called away. The bereaved parents, brothers and sisters have the sincere sympathy of the community, while a personal sorrow is felt for the loss of a young friend for whom a bright future was anticipated.

THANKS- Mr. and Mrs. John G. Clark desire to express their thanks for the thoughtful kindness and sympathy extended to them by friends and neighbors on the occasion of their recent sad bereavement.

DROWNING ACCIDENT - On the evening of May 3rd a sad event took place at Kentville, by which Miss Ida Hiltz, daughter of Mrs. Ainsley Hilts, lost her life. The deceased, with her brother and sister, was attempting to cross the pond near Minnie's mill, in a small punt. On the passage the punt capsized, throwing the occupants into the water. The younger girl was rescued by the brother, who could swim, but the elder sister had sunk before help could reach her. After about twenty minutes the body was recovered, but life was extinct. The deceased was about 26 years of age.


Mr. H. Congdon, Publisher of the Atlantic Weekly, Dartmouth, was in Berwick on Monday, with his two little sons.

Miss Nellie Clark, of the Victoria General Hospital staff, Halifax, and Miss Mabel Clark, of Boston, came home last week to attend the funeral of their brother.


Mr. Geo Walker has taken possession of his home, recently purchase form Mr. W. Whitman, who for the present, is occupying the beautiful new house of rev E.H. Howe. Mr. walker has sold his house at Kingston Sta. To Mr. John Morton, of Aylesford, whose daughter, Mrs. Keddy, has moved in.

Mrs. Addie Weelock is settled in her new home at the station.

Mr. A. E. Tufts has sold his former home to C. Wilson, of Millville.

Arthur MacGregor is moving on his farm, the home of his father, the late Mr. Henry MacGregor.

Mrs. A. Burns, Mrs. C. Pelton, Mrs. E. Woodbury and Miss Lela Welton are home from the U. S. The last named has been seriously ill, and is still confined to her bed.

Rev. H. H. Saunders has been holding special services at the Bethel. Three were baptized last Sunday.

A number of teams were engaged on Saturday in hauling machinery from Middleton to B. McMaster's mill at Rockville.

Mr. A. Dodge is building a piggery.

Rev. A. F. Baker was with us in the meeting on Monday evening last. He left for Granville on the 10th.


Owing to a leak in the boiler the "Beaver" did not make her usual trip to St. John last week. She sailed again this week.

Capt. A. Potter has gone to New York, to take charge of the schr. Bahama.

Mr. Wallace Newcomb, who has been in Boston for several years, arrived in Canning a few days ago.

Miss Percy, who has spent the winter in Boston, returned to Canning last week.

The largest trout that has been seen in Canning this season, was taken by Mr. C. White from the Canard river. It measured nearly twenty inches.

All the Canning boys who went to Edmonton have secured employment, but they don't send very encouraging reports and do not advise any to go out there thinking to get rich sooner than at home.

Mr. Wallace G. Parker started last week to join the Yukon military force.


A very interesting concert was given in Churchill's Hall, last Wednesday, Apr. 4th, under the auspices of the B.Y.P.U.

The entertainment began with a piano duet by Misses Eva Margeson and Mary Davidson. Miss Patriquin, of Wolfville, read in a very pleasant manner, "Pretty Bobby Shafto" and a selection from "Uncle Remus." Mr. Ackhurst, of Halifax, sang two solos. Mrs. Avery A. Shaw, of Windsor, delighted her hearers with a song. All enjoyed to the utmost "The Dutch Admiral" sung by Mr. H. Cole, of St. John, the encore was most hearty. Misses Leila Lockhart and Fannie Woolaver gave a violin duet, and the orchestra, consisting of three violins, clarionet, cornet, cello and piano, rendered two pieces. A quintette sang about the lilies, and a double male quartette sang to us the sweet story of Annie Laurie. Some tableaux, "The Holy Grail," Meditation, "Devotion," and others, were very nicely presented. Five girls showed the changes in the last century. The first in the line personated a lady of "long ago," and so on until the bicyclist in the latest costume and with her beloved wheel by her side, stood before us. The programme was long but not tiresome in the least.

Mr. Leander Shaw, of the Ainsworth, B. C. Silver Mines, paid his family and friends a short visit, returning last Monday.

Capt. Lockhart Porter has just returned from a voyage to Africa. His ship is by the Bluff.

The work on the Government wharf has been begun.

The Hiawatha has been sold and is now plying between Bridgewater and Halifax.

Quite a number of our folk propose driving to Wolfville, on Wednesday, to hear Dr. Lorimer's Lecture.

Baxter Harbor Mount:

The Sabbath School, under the supervision of Mr. E. Kelly, of Sheffield Mills, was expected to open last Sunday, but owing to the wet weather the opening was deferred.

Mr. Miles Tupper, of South Scott's Bay, holds service in the hall here, next Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Leander Lockhart is building a new house. The site selected is a few rods from the house built by H. McCully, last autumn. Our village is fast building up.

Miss Alma Bennett, of Medford, is visiting friends and relatives here.

A little son has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheaton.

Messrs. Harvey and Grant Lockhart, of Kentville, visited friends here on the 24th ult.

Mr. H. Fraser, of Blomidon, spent Saturday and Sunday at his home here.

Fresh fish in plenty are reported at Baxter Harbor.

The school at Arlington has re-opened. Miss E. Caldwell, of Cambridge is teacher.

It is rumored we are soon to have a wedding in our midst.

Victoria Harbor:

Mr. Elias Swindell recently visited his sister, Mrs. M. Bent, bringing his two motherless boys for her to care for. He returned to the United States on the 30th.

Mrs. Stephen Spicer, we regret to say is till confined to her bed by illness.

Mr. Fred Harris, of Aylesford, is improving his farm at Victoria Harbor by putting up a wire fence.

Mr. Warner and Mr. Wm Patterson have rented the James Hicks farm for this year.

The many friends of Mrs. James Hicks, of Salem, Mass., will be pleased to learn that she has recovered from her recent illness.

Messrs. Congdon Brothers have been here recently, preparing for the removal of their mill here for the summer.

The farmers in this vicinity will summer over considerable of last year's hay. Owing to the mild weather and warm spring they did not require so much food as is usual in this climate.

One of our old residents, Mr. John McKinley, passed away recently. He was 77 years of age and leaves an aged widow and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father.

Miss Annie Mappleback, of Margaretville, visited her grandmother, Mrs. Ann McKinley, recently.

Mrs. James Parks is slowly recovering from her recent illness.

Burlington and Vicinity:

We are all enjoying the glorious spring like weather. Our farmers are making a good use of the time and preparing for the spring work, and our fishermen are getting ready for doing a good business.

Some of our young people are returning to Nova Scotia, owing to the war scare. Among those returned is Mr. Fred Saunders, a former resident of Burlington. Mr. Saunders has purchased the Charles Best Farm. We are pleased to know that he intends to remain in Nova Scotia in Future.

Mr. Fred Robertson has rented the farm of Mr. William Horsnell, of Fairview, and we are informed that he intends to move there soon.

Harry McAuley is living with Mr. Edgar Horsnell, of Aylesford.

Mr. Charles B. McAuley has just returned from a voyage to England, having arrived in Boston, where he took passage in the schr. Sunshine, of Harborville, Capt. Melbourne Cook, and is now visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm,. McAuley.

The schr. Sunshine, Capt. Melbourne Cook, of Harborville, arrived at Ogilvie Pier on the 2nd, with a cargo of flour consigned to other ports.

The farmers are now supplied with bone meal, a vessel having arrived at Ogilvie pier, from Windsor, on the 30th.

Mr. Isaac Bryden, our genial tax collector, visited Burlington o the 3rd, on his annual tour.


Schr. F. B. Loring, Capt. Frank Curry, arrived here on Sunday night, from Rockland, and left on Saturday, for Grand Manan, loaded with wier brush. Schooners "Dreadnought" and "Jessie" left here on Tuesday for St. John.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn (Miss Jennie Pelton) visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pelton, of this place, last week.

Capt. Samuel McBride and daughter, Emma, spent Saturday last with friends in Kentville.

C. E. Morris has bought and moved into the Northup homestead.

Captains J. E. and Bloomfield Morris and Mr. C. E. Morris left here on Friday night for Five Islands on a clamming expedition. They returned o Sunday with a generous supply of clams.

Mr. Henry Morris, of Berwick, is visiting his son, C. E. Morris.

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Parker spent Saturday last in Berwick.

Mrs. Howard Ogilvie is visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Ed. Spicer.

Mr. Weston Balcom and daughter, Eva are visiting friends in Bridgetown, being called there by the illness of his mother, Mrs. Rice.

Mrs. Isaac Cook and Mrs. McKenzie spent several days with friends in Somerset last week.

C. O. Cook and wife, of Waterville, spent Sunday last with Mrs. Chas. Hall.

Lake George:

The recent long spell of cold, rainy weather has been quite a draw-back to the farmers in this vicinity and elsewhere.

It looks as though business would soon be booming at Lake Paul.

Mr. Amsdem has just taken in his steam engine and rotary. We expect soon to hear the sound of the whistle. The people wish him every success in his undertaking, and they are looking ahead for better times.

Mr. M. Wiles has sold his share of the mill, at this place, to Mr. Sartay.

James Crocker trapped a fine otter a few days ago.