May 18th 1898

May 18th 1898



At Scotts Bay, May 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. George Parish, a son.

At Scotts Bay, May 7th, to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Steele, a son.


At Gaspereau, May 11th, by the Rev J. Williams, Arthur A. Harris and Selina A. Davison.


At his mother's home in Scotts Bay, Cornwallis, on the 7th inst., after a lingering and painful illness, Clarence O. Tupper, aged 41 years.

At Black Rock on Saturday, May 14th, Elizabeth, widow of the late Wm. Algee and daughter of the late Peter Lawson, aged 69 years.

At Blomidon, May 2nd, Nathan G. West, aged 69 years.

At Lower Blomidon, May 5th, of scarletina Handley, aged 17 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Balser.


Rev Mr. Glendenning is quite seriously ill.

Rev T. McFall will preach in Aberdeen Hall on Sabbath next, at three o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo H. Oxley, Mrs. S.C. Parker, Dr Birt, Mr. R.S. Eakins, and other residents of Berwick, attended the performance of Dan Godfrey's band in Halifax, yesterday.

J. S. Bailey, of Kentville, the well known bicyclist, was attacked with serious hemorrhage of the lungs on Friday night at Fredericton and was taken to his home at Kilburn, N. B., on Saturday. He had intended to go to Boston this week.

Rev. D. Livingstone Parker, B. A., is another one of Berwick's boys who has made a promising mark for himself in the far West as a devout and popular preacher of the gospel. He is now the pastor of the First Baptist Church in the city of Abilene, Kansas. His predecessor was the Rev. John Fulton D. D. who died suddenly on the third of March, when almost immediately Mr. Parker was called from his post graduate studies in Chicago University to the vacant pastorate on the reputation he had made for himself elsewhere. The Chicago Standard speaks of this church as "one of the most important and difficult in the state."

Victoria Harbor:

Mr. William Emino, of Garland, is moving Messrs. Congdon Bros.' Mill to Victoria Harbor, where it will be erected for the summer's work.

Mr. Stephen Spicer lost a fine horse recently.

Mr. William Patterson's bone meal arrived in a schr, recently, and the farmers are now supplied with fertilizer.

Canada Creek:

The fish are striking in well for the season. There have been a good many line fish and several salmon caught in the seine at Spar Head, which at present prices, is very cheering to the fishermen.

The iron has come for the bridge at last, so we really think we shall have a new bridge soon, although the delay seemed tedious.

Miss Lavinia Rawding has been spending a few days in Berwick.

Mrs. Henry Dickie spent Sunday with Mrs. Melbourne Cook.

Mr. John Morris was visiting friends here last week.

Miss Nellie Robinson and her sister were the guests of Mrs. Dickie on Tuesday.


Mr. Rose, of Acadia College, recently lectured on missions under the auspices of the B.Y.P.U. The address contained some good points and was well delivered. The officers elected by the union for the present half year are, President - Mrs. Millet; Vice President - Flora Benjamin; Sec. - Florence Selfridge; Cor, Sec, - Lena Benjamin; Treas, - Allie Davidson. There are also a number of committees.

Mrs. Delight Coldwell has gone to California to visit her children.

Mr. Rutherford recently entertained the members of the Division and Band of Hope, with his graphophone. The music given was very much enjoyed by all present. The officers for the present quarter are: - W.P. Kenneth Hunter; W. A., Ora Benjamin; R. S., B.A. Coldwell; A.R.S., Ethel Hunter; F.S., Alston Coldwell; Treas., Nora Gertridge; Chap., May Norman; Con., Wilber Duncanson; A. Con., Lillie Miner; P.W.P. Porter Gertridge; I.S. Florence Selfridge, O.S., N.E. Coldwell.

Mr. White, of Digby, preached here on Sunday, May 8th, and Mr. Foshay, of Acadia College, on Sunday evening last.


Mr. Nelson Lutz arrived home on the 7th, from Massachusetts, where he has been spending the last few months.

Miss Maude Brown is at home visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Brown. Miss Brown has been in the United States for some years.

We regret the serious illness of Mr. Wm. Ogilvie, one of our oldest residents. Mr. Ogilvie has passed his 91st year.

Mr. Fred Saunders is making improvements on his new farm, and building. He has purchased a pair of oxen recently, of Mr. W. Falkingham.

The 15th day of May being the anniversary of the Young People's Union, the Union was addressed by the Rev. D. H. Simpson of Berwick.

Our school is progressing nicely, under the management of Miss Charlotte Palmer. The attendance is not as good as usual as many of the large boys are at home, helping with the farm work.

Scotts Bay:

Mrs. Burpee Tupper, of Spencer's Island, is visiting her friends at Scott's Bay.

Mrs. Frederick Steele, who has been residing in the States, has returned home.

Mr. Daniel Legge is erecting a building and intends doing a large business in the line of manufacturing barrels.

Mr. Ardent Tupper met with a heavy loss on Tuesday, 10th, his water mill being burnt and a large amount of stock consumed.

A number of our young folk intend having a May flowering party on May 14th, if the weather is favourable.

The Shelburne Budget, referring to the death of the late Clarence O. Tupper, who was formerly engaged in business at Barrington says: "The deceased was highly respected for his quiet and upright deportment, and the numerous friends who had made his acquaintance during the few years he had been doing business in Barrington, will hear of his demise with saddened regret."


The search for Mr. Borden still continues. Large searching parties were scouring the forests on Sunday but with fruitless results. One month has passed since last seen and his disappearance still remains a mystery.

Anthony Rafuse is seriously ill of pneumonia and pleurisy. Dr. Harvey is in attendance.

W. W. Pineo is planting fifteen acres of potatoes; doubtless he anticipates that the blockade of Havana harbor will be raised before winter.

A gentleman from the east and his collie dog, the latter with a very fine brush, passed through town on Saturday. On their return it was noticed that the dog's tail had been entirely denuded of its hair except a tuft at the extreme point which gave the animal a comical appearance. A number of lads and a few pairs of shears are blamed for the job.

Mrs. William Algee, of North Mountain died on Sunday morning. The deceased lady had but recently come into possession of quite a large fortune but did not live long to enjoy it.

A. Whitman, Esq. is making extensive repairs on his dwelling. B. S. Johnston is doing the work.

Mrs. Layton, of Virginia, arrived on Saturday and will be the guest, during the summer, of her sister, Mrs. Henry Marchant.

T. A. Margeson is adding to the size of his residence and making other important changes which give greater accommodation. A. J. Broome has charge of the work.

Capt. William James, of Campobelle, was in town last week engaging ship carpenters to work on his ship building at St. Stephen.

Mrs. George Browne has returned from a visit to her son and daughter, in Boston.

Herbert Anderson arrived from Boston, on Saturday, and is visiting at George Foster's.

Joshua Beardsley is erecting a building to be used as a carriage and apple house.

The delegates from the C. E. Society, of Waterville, to the Local Union to be held in Berwick on the 24th are, Miss Maud Best, Miss Rosa Nichols, Miss Minnie Wolfe, Ernest Floyd and Mrs. Burgess MacMahon. Mrs. MacMahon will give the report of the Waterville Society.

Mrs. Nathan Best went to Kentville Monday to visit her son, H. R. Best.

Hilda, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N., T. Bowles, is quite sick.

Mrs. C. I. Wolfe returned on Saturday from an extended visit to her daughter, Mrs. Spinney, in Boston.

Charlie MacNeil, of New Glasgow, builder of the iron bridge at Canada Creek, spent Sunday in Waterville.

Major Campbell and A. V. Cook spent Sunday in Kingston.

B. S. Johnston is occupying his new residence.

There are a number of cars being loaded here with granite to be used for building purposes in Windsor.

Mr. Schurman, of Acadia, spent Sunday in Waterville, the guest of T. A. Margeson.

Mr. Watts is building a fine residence on his late purchase, the farm of Mrs. William Sanford.

Harry Sawyer is building a large barn. The Marchant Bros. Have the contract.


A few days ago, Mr. E. S. Congdon was driving south past the station, when his horse took fright and attempted to run. Mr. Congdon, in trying to hold the horse, broke the bit of the bridle and fell backward out of his road cart to the ground. The horse then ran up to the corner and to the westward as far as Mr. Robt. A. Webster's house, where he turned in, and under full speed placed himself on the veranda, with his head against the front door. Possibly he intended to ring the bell, but it was not necessary, as the noise brought Mrs. Webster to the door. Mr. Congdon soon came along as he was not at all hurt, and the horse was soon on his way back, all right.

Mr. Edw. B. Pineo and family have moved to Windsor, and, we are pleased to hear are doing well. Mr. Pineo has a pair of good horses and finds plenty of work, and Mrs. Pineo has a full supply of boarders.

The remains of Mr. Avarett Rachford arrived here on Saturday from Boston, accompanied by his brother, Dawson, and his sister, Bessie. Mr. Rachford was the second son of Mr. Moses Rachford and brother of F. R. Rachford Esq., from whose house the funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Hawley conducted the services at the house,. And Mrs. Mr. Stevens preached the sermon at Grafton, where the body was interred in the family lot. Mr. Rachford had been in ill health for some time but was taken away suddenly at the last by hemorrhage of the lungs. He was a young man, twenty-eight years of age and unmarried.

Mr. J. R. Cameron, Bridge Inspector under the Local Government, is at work here on the bridge. He is putting under new trestles, making necessary repairs and putting new covering on both our wooden bridges.

Chipman Brook:

The fishing season has commenced, but owing to the sickness of some of our fishermen, the wiers are not all finished. A few herring have been caught without the seine. Lobsters have been caught for some time, though the catch has not been very large owing to scarcity of bait. Three salmon have been caught at Hall's harbor, two weighing twenty five lbs. the other fifteen.

Mrs. Sullivan has returned for the summer to her home at Mr. James Sullivan's.

The school, which on account of the illness of some of the pupils, was closed for a fortnight, opened on May 9th, with a fairly good attendance. Arbor Day, which for the same reason was postponed, was celebrated on Friday, May 14th.

We are all pleased to hear that the patients are all recovering rapidly from the "grippe."

Mrs. Kirby, who has been on a short visit to Boston, arrived home on Wednesday accompanied by her son, T. L. Kirby. "Tim" who has been absent all winter, will be cordially welcomed by his many friends.

Mr. James Sullivan has finished loading a vessel for Capt. Ogilvie with fifteen cords of soft wood.

Miss Mary Thompson has gone to Port Williams.

CALLED TO SHELBURNE - The Shelburne budget says that the Rev. Joseph Murray M. A., of Falmouth, who has been supplying the Baptist pulpits on that field for the last two or three weeks, has received and accepted a call to the Shelburne pastorate. Mr. Murray left for Falmouth on Tuesday of last week, and is expected to return with his family I three or four weeks.

MR. W. W. KENNEY has been appointed Superintendent of the Victoria General Hospital at Halifax, in place of Dr. Reid who has retired.

AN EXPERIMENT - Mr. Ogden, of the Bedford fish hatchery, recently put half a million Great Lake white fish fry in the Paradise Lake, Annapolis Co. The fish weigh from six to ten pounds at maturity.

DR. LORIMER'S visit in Wolfville was a grand success. For more than two hours he held his large audience spell bound by his inimitable wit and wisdom. The terms of his lecture were $100. And expenses. The proceeds netted considerably over this.

TELEPHONE - Messrs. Hutchinson Bros. Private telephone line between their factories at Morristown and Berwick is now in working order.

THE LATEST arrival on the field of provincial journalism is the Saturday Evening Bulletin, a neat little paper issued from the office of the Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, and sent free of charge to subscribers to that journal.

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY. We, the undersigned, agree to close our respective places of business on Tuesday, may 24th. - M. B. Anthony, A. M. Caldwell & Co., J. Andrews, J. M. Patterson, L. A. Forrest & Co., J. B. Chute, S. H. Nichols, John G. Clark, S. J. Nichol's, C.E. Gaul.

The Yukon contingent, made up of regulars of the Canadian artillery and infantry companies from various points in Canada has left for Ottawa for the gold country.

THE BERWICK BRASS BAND has engaged an instructor - Mr. Woollard, who comes from Amherst and is highly recommended. Mr. Woollard has served in one of the best English military bands, and under his instruction the band here should make good progress. We understand that he intends to bring his family to Berwick shortly.

FIRE PROTECTION - A public meeting will be held in Aberdeen Hall, this Wednesday, evening at 8.30 o'clock, to consult regarding the best methods to be adopted for protection against fire.

GOOD RETURNS - The gold mines of this province are yielding well this year. On Monday of last week ore of the value of $3400 was brought to Halifax from two mines.

THE MIDLAND RAILWAY - Truro has voted a bonus of $30,000 to the Midland Railway, providing the road is built via Clifton. The company ask for $50,000.