November 16th 1898

November 16th 1898



At Somerset, on Saturday, 12 Nov., to Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Illsley, a son.

At Church St., Nov 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Borden, a son.


At the Baptist parsonage, Hantsport, Oct. 25th, by the Rev. G.R. White, Frank Kennie, of Gaspereau, and Blanche Ada Tracy, of Hantsport.


At Garland, Oct. 26th, Flora, eldest daughter of Mr. Alva Rawding, aged 17 years.

Forty Years Ago:

On the 16th Nov., 1858, the Free Presbytery of Halifax met at Waterville and erected the western district of Cornwallis into a new charge. The new congregation comprised the districts of Waterville, Lakeville and Berwick, and has now had an existence of 40 years. The present pastor is the Rev. John Hawley, who has the oversight of 39 families and 122 communicants.

In the year 1851 the Rev. John Sprott travelled with his own horse and carriage, from Musquodoboit to Shelburne. In writing of his trip he thus speaks of some of the localities on the Southern Shore.

"There is much appearance of wealth at Liverpool and it holds up its head and shows a bold front in the worst of times. The village of the Falls is one of the most prosperous in Nova Scotia and it furnishes supplies to a large back country. I imagined that Ragged Islands, from its undignified name, must have been the last riddlings of the world, but it abounds with good buildings has a prosperous trade and sends a member to Parliament. The population on this shore has rapidly increased and the lumber trade diminished. The poorest classes that I met were the ministers of religion. I knew one of them to be a shoemaker and another to be a shingle maker."

"The Barrington men are tall and handsome and remind one of nature's grenadiers. The women are not so pretty as the belles of Liverpool but they are jewels of the first water, excellent wives, and exemplary mothers."

Death of Mr. James Cochran.

Mr. James Cochran, an aged resident of Church Street, Cornwallis, died at his home at that place, on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, aged 93 years. He was a native of Ireland, and came to this country in 1824 in a sailing vessel. Most of his life was spent at Church Street, where he followed the occupation of a wheelwright.

Bereaved - Mrs. Higgins, wife of Rev A.B. Higgins, of Canning, died on Thursday last. Her last illness was not of long duration. At first no serious results were anticipated, but unfavorable symptoms developed and on Thursday the end came. Mrs. Higgins was formerly Miss Minnie Troop, of Annapolis Co., a sister of Mrs. (Dr.) F. Woodbury of Dartmouth.

Died in Camp:

Charles F. MacDougall, second son of Rev. Dr. MacDougall, formerly pastor of the Waterville Presbyterian church, and later of St. John, - now a Unitarian pastor in New Hampshire, died recently at Chickamauga Park, Ga. He enlisted in the 1st Maine Regt., and was stricken with yellow fever. The very day that he was taken sick, he had been promised a month's furlough to visit his parents.

ACADIA COLLEGE - Mr. Rockefeller's provisional gift of $15,000 to Acadia College it is announced, will be paid in installments pro rata with the amount of the pledges annually redeemed. Of the $60,000 required, $56,000 have now been pledged.

FIRE - The house of William Gould, at Steam Mill Village, was burned on Tuesday night of last week. The fire was visible from Berwick but could not be located. Mr. Gould and family were visiting his father, Mr. Sydney Gould, of Kentville, at the time of the fire and returned to find their home in ashes.

MORE FORTIFICATIONS - Lord Seymour, the officer commanding the British troops in North America, has directed that extensive improvements be made to the citadel in Halifax. The work on the new fortifications on McNab's Island will also be rapidly pushed.

ACCIDENT AT CANNING - A little son of Mr. Everard Strong, Canning was recently injured by a cart running over him. He was unconscious for several hours but has now quite recovered.

AN INLAND PORT - A St. John paper announces that "The schooner M. J. Soley, Capt. Cochran, has just finished loading with potatoes at Kentville for the Havana market."

KILLED ON THE TRACK - One of Ralph Clark's tame gulls was killed by a D. A. R. train on Saturday.

S. W. Bligh is selling all kinds of Robes and gentlemen's Fur coats. No reasonable cash offer refused. Credit if necessary.

AN ERROR - The report that Bridgewater was to have a port-packing factory has been going the rounds of the papers for some time. Some amateur journalist saw the names of Bridgewater men among the officials of the Middleton Company and started the story which is now being copied by papers that should know better.

Parties who are thinking of putting a furnace into their homes this fall will save money and be sure of a good job if they order the Cumberland Hot Air Furnace, sold by A. F. Shepherd, tinsmith, Commercial St, Berwick.

WANTED - Married man to work on farm. Good references required. Apply to W. W. Pineo, Waterville, N. S.


Rev. T McFall arrived home on Thursday.

Miss Unie Morton, of Somerset, arrived from Boston on Wednesday.

Mrs. Jas. T. Hamilton, of Halifax, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. W. Kinsman, in Somerset.

Miss Emma Lydiard celebrated her birthday by a party of her young friends, on Wednesday last.

Rev. C. R. Minard, a native of Cornwallis, and a graduate of Acadia college, who has been stationed in Palmer, N. B., has received a call from the Carew Street Baptist Church of Springfield, N. B. Rev. Mr. Minard was graduated from Acadia in 1890, and was for a time stationed at Clementsvale. He was a son of Mr. David Minard, formerly of Brooklyn St.

Mrs. Ella B. Selfridge widow of the late Issac Selfridge of Aylesford, has had a severe attack of hemorrhage of the lungs and is now confined to her bed. She is at her father's residence in South Berwick.

Mr. and Mrs. John N. Chute left last week for the United States.

Dr. H. B. Webster of Kentville was in Berwick yesterday being called to see Dr. Best of Somerset who is quite seriously ill.

Miss Eunice Watts is studying at the Nova Scotia School of Horticulture Wolfville.

Miss Clara M. Pearle went to Boston Tuesday.

Hugh L. Dickey, M.D. son of Mr. C. B. Dickey, of Canard, and a graduate of Dalhousie medical college has been selected at the London hospital as one of the three assistants to Dr. Lenox Brown the great throat and ear specialist of the world since the death of Sir Morrel McKenzie, M. D. Dr. Dickey has also been fortunate in being chosen from a class of seventy as assistant to Dr. Tweedie at the Royal ophthalmic hospital, London, England.

Canady Creek:

Within the last eight months two important changes at Canady Creek have placed that once important seaport again in a position of usefulness to the travelling and mercantile public. The old wooden bridge which spanned the creek, long an eyesore and dangerous passageway to the inhabitants, has been replaced by a first class iron bridge, built by the Dominion Bridge Co. in the spring of '98. This structure with its advantages is a standing testimony to the enterprise of the inhabitants. The other, the repairing of the breakwater, which for years has been a tumbled down, decaying, useless affair, with a sandbar at the entrance, but has now assumed nearly its old time position as one of the best breakwaters on the coast. The wharf was thoroughly overhauled, new timbers substituted and new covering added. The creek has been dredged to its former depth, thereby removing all obstacles to incoming shipping and giving a good berth to any vessel. About $1600 has been expended on repairs so far. It is expected and is highly probable that sufficient monies will be granted next season to extend the wharf some distance farther out. Mr. Jordan Bowlby, the foreman of construction, has shown himself the right man in the right place, giving added proof of ability to construct in a manner to gain the approbation of the Govt. Inspector as well as shippers, and has made Canady Creek to be again a safe port in a storm.


Burlington and Vicinity:

The recent rain storm did a good deal of damage to the roads in this vicinity. The Meekins bridge was much damaged, but has since been repaired.

Messrs. William J. Donnelan and Loring S. Armstrong have returned from Manitoba. They were much pleased with the country.

Mrs. Caroline Ogilvie has been repairing her house.

Mr. Alfred McBride is very ill.

Mrs. Nancy Charlton has gone to Boston to visit her son, Mr. L. Charlton.

Wallace West is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Caroline Ogilvie.

Mr. Edward Charlton is spending the winter in the United States.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall. A baby girl recently arrived at their home.

The New Council:

The eleventh Municipal Council of Kings County was chosen yesterday. The contest has been warm in some wards but there was the general satisfaction of knowing that whatever the result the new councillor would be a good man.

The council is composed as follows:-

Ward 1, R. W. Kinsman, J. W. Hubbard

" 2, C. A. Campbell,

" 3, W. E. Roscoe,

" 4, J. A. Kinsman,

" 5, J. B. Thomas,

" 6, A. Bishop, Harry Coldwell, accl.

" 7, W. E. Anderson, accl.

" 8, R. F. Reid, accl.

" 9, F. G. Curry, accl.

" 10, Dr. N. P. Balcom, accl.

" 11, L. Gaul, accl.

" 12, Stephen Taylor,

" 13, M. B. Anthony

" 14, C. O. Cook,

The men new to Council life are Messrs. Hubbard, Campbell, Thomas and Taylor. Mr. Cook was not a member of the last Council but sat previously to '95.

In ward 2, Mr. Lyons announced his retirement immediately after being nominated. In Ward 3, Warden Roscoe has a majority of 15. In Ward 5 (Somerset) the vote stood, Thomas 109, Sanford 67; majority of Thomas 42. In Ward 12 Mr. Taylor has a majority of 14. In Ward 13 Mr. Anthony has a majority of 126, receiving 247 votes to 121 for Mr. Caldwell. There will be a good Council for the next three years, but there can scarcely be a better one than that elected in 1895.

Memorial - The students of King's College have decided to purchase a new organ for the College Chapel, as a memorial of the late Harry Almon Ancient, whose sad death by drowning is so deeply regretted.

Barn Burned - The old barn of Mr. Almon L. Morse was burned on Monday morning last. The fire was first observed shortly after midnight, when the building was all aflame. The night being calm and rainy, due watchfulness sufficed to prevent the fire spreading to and destroying Mr. Morse's house and new barn on the opposite side of the street. Hay in the latter building caught from a spark through the ventilator but was promptly extinguished. The burned building contained a quantity of hay, some straw and farming tools. Mr. Morse was absent in Middleton at the time and did not know of the fire until his return on Monday.