November 30th 1898

November 30th 1898



At Greenwood, Nov. 24th, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce, a son.


At Canning, on Friday, Nov. 18th, Samuel Meek aged 84 years.

At Billtown, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Joel Lamont, in the 90th year of his age.

A Tale of the Sea:

A despatch dated Nov. 23 from Norfolk, Va, states that Captain N. V. Munroe, of the British ship Canada, was under arrest, charged with being accessory to the murder of a seaman of the Canada's crew by the mate, K. N. Crossley, who, it is also alleged, was responsible for the death of two others of the crew at Lambet's point during the Canada's stay there last June. The Canada is a Kings Co. vessel having been launched, as will be remembered, at Kingsport in 1891.

Windsor's New Schoolhouse:

Windsor's new school building is about completed, and an excellent cut of it is supplied by the Hants Journal of Wednesday last. The building is a brick and stone, with stone basement, 100 x 80 feet, three stories high and cost $32,400. It has all the most modern conveniences and appliances for heating and ventilating, is very conveniently arranged, and has an auditorium on the third flat 85 x 40 feet, with 19 feet in the clear in height. The building is a credit to the enterprising town.

Death of Mrs. John Grierson:

The many friends of Mr. John Grierson will sympathize with him in the loss he has sustained by the death of his wife, which occurred on Tuesday evening of last week. The deceased lady though well advanced in years, was able to go out for a short walk on Monday. The next morning she complained of feeling unwell and a physician was called in. She continued to grow weaker until evening, when she passed peacefully away. The deceased was the mother of the Rev. Robt. Grierson, M.D., now in Korea.

A Great Storm:

The storm of Saturday night and Sunday morning caused wide spread disaster in the Maritime Provinces and in the Eastern States. In Halifax and Dartmouth wires were torn down in all directions, demoralizing the telephone, telegraph and electric lighting services. Buildings were unroofed and skylights blown away. In St. John similar disasters occurred and the chimneys of two churches were blown down. In Boston, thirty vessels were wrecked in the harbor and at least twelve lives lost. In New York, twelve inches of snow fell on the level, suspending 'rapid transit' for a time. Reports of further disasters along shore and at sea are still coming in and the storm seems likely to rank with the great storms of the century.


The returns for the departmental year ending Sept. 30th will show a large increase in the amount of gold taken from the mines of this province. The year 1897-8 will top the list in the history of gold mining in this province by about 3000 ounces.

A Change:

Mr. John G. Clark, Jr., has sold the Berwick steam mill property to a new firm composed of Messrs. Reuben Harlow and Geo. E. Pineo.


S. S. Cheronea, Capt. Marsters, of which Geo. Folker is first officer, from Cork via Barry, reached Galveston on the 23rd, and S. S. Plates, Capt. C. O. Allen, sailed from the latter port on the 24th for Liverpool via Norfolk.

Miss Mabel Davidson, the well-known skater, died in St. Paul, Minnesota, of consumption.


Mrs. Woodworth, widow of the late Daniel Woodworth, of Somerset, died on Sabbath afternoon. Funeral to-day.

Broken Leg:

Rev. Stephen March, of Bridgewater, broke his leg last week by slipping while walking in the woods.


Tom Anthony, who is a student at Dalhousie, came home for Thanksgiving, returning on Monday to Halifax.

Mrs. Hamilton returned to Halifax on Monday.

Miss MacKay and Miss Berry, of Annapolis, spent Thanksgiving at Mrs. E. F. Beeler's, Berwick.

Mrs. Forrest and children spent Thanksgiving in Halifax.

Miss Minnie Vaughan spent Thanksgiving with friends in Halifax.

Geo. H. Oxley of Berwick registered at the Carlton House Halifax on Monday.

Mr. B. West of Morristown brings us a magnificent specimen of the Newtown Pippin apple.

Mr. H. E. Morton returned from New Glasgow yesterday.

Dr. J. B. March spent Thanksgiving with his parents in Bridgewater.

W. R. Armstrong of No. Kingston registered at the Victoria Hotel, St. John, on Monday.


Rev. J. Webb is holding special meetings which are creating much interest.

The Methodists held their annual donation on Wednesday evening at Mrs. William Small's. Over $57 were raised for Mr. Anthony.

Mrs. John Neily, North Kingston, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. John Spinney, has returned home.

The concert which was to have been given by the Mission Band on Sunday evening last, was postponed until next Sunday evening, on account of the storm.


Mrs. B. Graves and family are comfortably settled in their new home.

J. D. Starratt and family have moved into their handsome new cottage. He is grading and beautifying his grounds.

Charles Blackburne is building a cottage near the station. He expects to occupy it this winter.

Judson Ray is building a cottage for his daughter.

Mr. Logan is putting up a two story barn.

N. P. Spurr, who is noted as a pork raiser, killed seven fine ones, one weighing over five hundred pounds.

L. A. Read has lost one of his valuable horses. It was sick only a few hours.

There has come to the home of Norman Bowlby and wife a small stranger to comfort and cheer them.

Mrs. Kate Graves' turkey supper was a grand success. The cooking and the abundance of good things were much praised by all who had the pleasure of partaking of the bountiful repast.

The Rev. J. B. Morgan, the active Baptist pastor, is endeavoring to raise funds to build a new Baptist church, to cost not less than $5,000 and to seat not less than 500 people. Judging from the plans, when completed it will be one of the finest churches in the Annapolis Valley and a great ornament to the little town of Aylesford.

Scarcity of Fish - A leading fish merchant of Halifax whose warehouse is full with an immense stock said he did not expect to have enough to fill orders, implying that stocks elsewhere are light. Fishermen are receiving more than one dollar per quintal higher prices than a year ago. A Lunenburg captain who sold his fish last fall at $2 50, sold the cargo of the same vessel this fall at $3 80.


Miss Mabel Caldwell, B. A., is at present teaching at Sheffields Mills as a substitute for Miss Angie Lee. Miss Lee is not in good health and has gone to her home in Aylesford for a few weeks' rest. Miss Caldwell did not take a school this year, as she is doing post graduate work preparatory to take her degree of M. A..

Misses Unie and Myrtie Caldwell are at tending the Ladies' Seminary, Wolfville. These three sisters spent Thanksgiving with their parents.

Misses Leora and Alberta Webster were also at home for Thanksgiving.

Misses Alice and Fritz Lockwood have been visiting their cousin, Mrs. J. G. Webster.

Mrs. G. L. Webster, who has been visiting her aunt in Massachusetts, has returned home. Her daughter, Miss Gertie Webster, who went with her mother, did not return and will probably remain with her aunt for the winter.

Mr. Edward Pineo and family have come back to their old home, having spent the summer in Windsor.

Mrs. James Craig is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Borden, Church St.

Old Mrs. Craig took Thanksgiving dinner with her daughter, Mrs. John Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell is laying the foundation for a new house near the station.

The C. E. Society have arranged a good programme for a missionary concert which was to have been held on Sabbath evening last, but on account of the weather, it was postponed until next Sabbath evening, when we trust they may have a full house. This society has for several years raised ten dollars each year for the Telegu Mission. Last year this was forwarded directly to Rev. Mr. Gullison, the missionary. In acknowledging this, Mr. Gullison wrote a very interesting letter to the society which will be read on Sabbath evening.


Mr. Henry Carson and family have moved into the house owned by Mr. Willard Hazel and formerly occupied by Mr. Thaddeus Pearl.

Mrs. Esther Irvin has moved into the house with her son, Mr. William Blenkhorn.

Mr. Harmon Hazel has purchased a fine grey horse and is pursuing the lumbering business at Long Beach.

Mr. Alexis Irvin, who has been absent at sea for a year, has returned and is making a short visit at his home.

Miss Bernice Blenkhorn, who has been spending the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blenkhorn, has returned to Massachusetts.

The Misses Coleman, of Kentville, have been visiting at Mrs. Nancy Porter's.

The recent heavy rains have rendered the roads almost impassable in this locality.

Death has been busy in our midst, casting a gloom over our little community. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Francis Lyons, which occurred on Sunday evening Nov. 6th. Mrs. Lyons has been suffering for some time from a protracted illness. She was highly respected by all who knew her and will be much missed in the community. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband and children.

On Saturday morning, the 12th inst, after a lingering illness, borne with the utmost resignation, Miss Florence Hazel, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hazel, passed peacefully away to her rest. Deep regret is felt at her early death. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their affliction.

Mr. and Mrs. John McLean are called to mourn the death of their little son Harry, who passed away from earth on Monday, the 14th, inst. he has been suffering since august with a very painful disease, but hopes were entertained of his recovery. "In the midst of life we are in death."

Miss Lizzie Wood, of Canard, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wood.

Mr. Frank Wood is also spending a few days at his home.

Miss Marjorie Blenkhorn is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Blenkhorn.


The Turkey Supper given by the Ladies of the Presbyterian church, on Thanksgiving evening, was a decided success. A large number of people assembled to do justice to the good things prepared. All voted the food supplied the best of its kind. The sum of eighty-six dollars was realized.

Miss Jessie Young, teacher in Highbury, spent Thanksgiving at her home.

Misses Leora and Berta Webster, of Cambridge, visited their sister, Mrs. N. T. Bowles, last week.

The Misses Blackadder, of Halifax, have been visiting friends in Waterville for a few days.

Mrs. Whitman and children, of Lawrencetown, paid a visit to her father, Mr. Henry Shaw, last week.

Misses Jessie Parker and Alice Kinsman of Grafton, spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Chas. E. Parker.

Miss Carrie Best spent her holiday at her home.

Miss Lena Woodroffe, of Highbury, Miss Abbie Marchant, of Town Plot, Miss Kezzie Banks, of Kentville and Bessie McIntosh, of Alton, four of our young teachers, spent their holiday with their home friends.

Mrs. J. C. Thompson is visiting friends in Halifax.

Mrs. R. Harris Best, of Kentville, spent Sunday with Mrs. N. Best.

The storm on Sunday was something beyond our expectations. One needs to live in N. S. to see the finest samples of weather. On Saturday our young ladies were riding their bicycles comfortably and pleasantly. On Sunday, a person would hardly venture out. There were no services in the churches until evening, when a small number of Endeavorers gathered for their consecration service, which was followed by a short address by Rev. Mr. Hawley.

New Minas:

Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Harris left for Boston last week where they intend spending the winter with their children.

Mr. Samuel Thompson, of Dartmouth, spent Thanksgiving in this place, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ainslie Bishop.

Our teachers, Miss Woodroffe and Miss Young, went home on Wednesday last for their Thanksgiving holidays, returning on Monday.

Miss Daisy Tomlinson spent Thanksgiving with her friend, Miss Prue Woodworth in Kentville.

Mrs. Henry West and children, of Coldbrook, are spending a few days with Mrs. West's sister, Mrs. Fred Redden.

Mr. and Mrs. Twining and son Ernest, who have been spending the days with Mrs. Twining's mother, Mrs. W. H. Seaman, returned to their home in Halifax on Monday.

Mrs. Dickie, who has been ill for several days, is much better.

On account of the storm on Sabbath, the usual afternoon and evening services were not held.


The ground was whitened with snow for the first time this season on Sunday last.

The 'Jessie', Capt. E. Spicer, has arrived from St. John. We believe this is to be the last trip for this season.

The "Dreadnaught," Capt. Joseph Chute, bringing supplies to the store of David Chute, is daily expected.

Mrs. Charles Banks, of Aylesford, and Miss Bayer, visited friends here last week.

The Rev. G. L. Bishop and Mrs. Bishop, spent their Thanksgiving at Harborville.

Prof. Brown is in town this week, giving his usual lessons in music.

A Pleasant surprise was given to Miss Jennie McBride, by the assemblage of the young people at her home on last Thursday evening.

Quite a remarkable hen is owned by Mrs. Jas. Coonan. On Nov. 12th this hen came marching triumphantly from her hiding place with thirteen beautiful young chickens following her. This is the third brood she has hatched since June 1st, and she boasts of having laid all the eggs, thirty-three in number, herself.

Sheffield Mills:

Our teachers, Miss Caldwell and Miss Webster, went home to spend Thanksgiving.

A Social in aid of the Presbyterian Church, was held at the residence of Mr. Fenwick Ells, on the 23rd, and a pleasant evening enjoyed by many.

Mrs. Frank Foster from Lawrencetown has been visiting her mother and friends.

Mr. Louis Newcomb and Mr. W. C. Harris were home from Halifax to spend Thanksgiving.

We learn that Mr. Emerson Taylor has purchased the farm of Mr., Foster Balsor, who has moved to Kingsport.

Miss Annie Borden is ill with the measles.

Miss Lillian Best who is attending college at Halifax, made a short visit to the Mills, last week.

The "Friendly Fireside Club" met last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ells.

A donation to the Rev. C. Martell and wife, under the name of a "pound Party" was held in the vestry of the Baptist church at Canard on Thanksgiving evening.

Safeguard Division visited the Division at Lower Canard, on Monday evening, 28th.

Mr. Henry Bently was a visitor at the Mills recently.

Mrs. Robert North, of Canning has been visiting her parents.