September 14th 1898

September 14th 1898



At Somerset, on Thursday, Sept. 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Owen P Congdon, a son.

At Kentville, 5th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Smith, a son.

At Lower Wolfville, Aug. 31st, to Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Reid, a daughter.

At Waterville, on Friday Sept. 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Taylor, a son.


At Greenwich, 27th ult., Viola May, infant daughter of Mr. John Robinson, aged 7 months.

At New Minas, 5th inst., Lucius Bishop, aged 71 years.

At Wolfville, 4th inst., Rachel A., widow of the late Lewis P. Godfrey, aged 79 years.

At Lower Wolfville, Sept. 7th, Miss Olive Tapper, aged 55 years.

At Kentville, on Friday, Sept. 2nd, Christie, daughter of Mr. H Walsh, of Avonport.

At Kentville, Sept. 2nd, Ladd H., son of Gideon Reid, of Steam Mill Village, aged 32 years.


At the residence of Professor W.L. Longwin, Kingston, Ont., Aug 23rd, by the Rev. J. Macgillvray, assisted by the Rev. Principal Grant, Stanley T. Chown, barrister-at-law, of Renfrew, Ont., and Minnie Wallbridge, daughter of the late Rev. William Murray, formerly of Canard, Cornwallis.

Lake Paul:

A number of our young men are at Aldershot.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Potter and three children, of Auburn, spent Sunday at her former home.

Mrs. E. E. Thurston and little son Harold, who have been spending the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Ward, returned to Lynn, Mass., on Friday last.

Mrs. Bradford, of Lynn, Mass., spent a few days with her sister. Mrs. Israel Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lutz made a flying visit to friends at Bridgewater.

Miss Mary Beals, teacher at this place, spent last Sunday at her home in Factorydale.

Miss May Young, who has been spending a few days with Mrs. J. C. West, at Morristown, has returned home.

Mr. Amsden is adding a shingle machine to his new mill.


Mrs. Heath and children (Harry and Elmer), from Plattsburg, N. Y., are visiting Mrs. Heath's sister, Mrs. Peter Baltzer. - Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Baltzer go to Halifax on a pleasure trip the last of the week.

Mrs. DeWolf and son, from Boston, are visiting Mrs. DeWolf's sister, Mrs. David Bishop.

Mr. Arch. Causy, from Halifax, is visiting at Mr. A. E. McMahon's.

Mr., and Mrs. Daniel Gates are visiting Mrs. S. McMahon, Mr. Gates' sister.

Mr. Manning Armstrong has the contract to supply beef for the soldiers at Aldershot.

Mr. David Bishop started a drove of cattle to Halifax on Wednesday.

Mr. Peter Baltzer has exchanged places with Mr. Arnold Burbidge, of Middleton. The exchange takes place immediately.

Victoria Harbor:

The eldest son of Mr. William Elderkin disappeared very mysteriously on Sunday, the 4th, saying that he was going to the pasture to see if the horses had water. He was in his working clothes. The neighbors have been searching in all directions, but without success. His father is almost frantic about him. The young man was in poor health and it is feared he is dead. There are no tidings of his whereabouts as yet, this being the 8th. Mrs. Elderkin is in Chepody visiting friends at present and known not of her son's disappearance.

Some of our boys have joined the 68th volunteers. Allie Spicer and Tommy Parks are among those now in camp at Aldershot.

Messrs. Congdon Brothers steam mill has been shut down some time owing to the price of lumber being very low in the market. They have a large amount on hand.

Our farmers are about done harvesting. All in this locality report an abundant crop of grain.


Mr. E. A. Roscoe is in Berwick.

Miss Annie B. Bennett arrived from Boston on Saturday.

Miss Ella Parker left on Monday to return to Boston.

Mrs. A. S. Magee returned on Wednesday last from a visit to Boston.

Mrs. Wm. Ellis returned from Halifax on Saturday.

Miss Agnes Harlow, of Caledonia was in Berwick last week, the guest of Mrs. Peter Middlemas.

Mr. Arthur Lawson is in charge of the bank agency at Berwick, during the illness of Mr. Soloan.

Mr. John Lowe, of the firm of Nothard & Lowe, London, England, was in Berwick on Wednesday last.

Hugh L. Dickey, of Upper Canard, will receive the degree of M. D. at Dalhousie to-day.

A.W. Fullerton, late editor of the Digby Courier, is about taking a journalistic course at Dalhousie.

Miss Estella Nichols leaves to day for Boston where she will spend the winter.

Mr. Silas Margeson, of Kentville, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Bowlby, in Berwick. Mr. Margeson, who is 98 years of age, is enjoying good health.

William R. Parsons, L.L.B., is taking a trip to the North West county and the Pacific coast. He thinks of opening a law practice in Calgary.

Mr. H. M. Vaughn has successfully passed the entrance examinations at the State Normal School Bridgewater, Mass., and has entered for the two years' course at that institution.

Miss Blanche Margeson and her brother Ray, who have been visiting Mrs. Andrew Spicer, of Welsford, returned to Halifax on Saturday. Miss Winnie Spicer returned with them.

Mrs. Soloan, of Windsor, is in Berwick, having been summoned here on account of the illness of her son, Mr. F. D. Soloan, of the Commercial Bank of Windsor, who is seriously ill at Mr. A. A. Ford's.

The engagement is announced of Rev. A. F. Newcomb, of Amherst, and Miss Almida Minard, a popular young lady of Boston, formerly of Lawrencetown, Annapolis County. The wedding will take place at Middleton some time during this month.

Two columns of the Toronto Globe were taken up with the names of members of committees appointed at the Methodist Conference in Toronto. The name of Mr. H. E. Jefferson appears in three committees; those on Memorials, Systematic Beneficence, and Deaconess Movement.

The Yarmouth Telegram says that Mrs. Joseph S. Hutchinson (formerly Miss Emily Pineo), was a passenger to Yarmouth per steamer Boston, on Friday morning. She will remain in Yarmouth for a few days and will proceed to Liverpool and Cornwallis for a short visit. She is accompanied by her daughter.


Our farmers are almost done harvesting. William Armstrong, one of our thriving farmers is threshing his grain.

There was quite a large acreage of wheat sowed in this locality but owing to the wet weather much of the late sown is badly rusted and the rust has taken the potatoes.

Our school has opened and is well attended. Our estimable teacher, Miss Charlotte Palmer, of Morristown, is with us for the third year.

Mr. William Howell, who has been in the employment of T. H. Best for some time has been visiting his family at Woodlawn, for the last two weeks. He returned to Boston on the 7th, taking his wife and daughter Jennie with him, on a visit to friends there. Mr. Howell will remain in the employ of T. H. Best till spring when he will return to his farm here.

Mrs. G. L. Whitney, of Boston, visited her mother, Mrs. C. Ogilvie, recently.

Mr. R. S. Armstrong and daughter, Mrs. G. L. Morris, of Auburndale, Mass, and Miss E. Donnellan, were the guests of Mrs. Morris's aunt, Mrs. Wm. McAuley, on the 4th inst.

Mr. D. B. Parker, of Harborville, with his daughter and grandaughter, visited friends here on Monday.

C. O. Cook recently paid a flying visit to friends in this vicinity.

Mrs. D. Downey, of Margaretville, is caring for Mrs. Howell's children, in her absence.

Mrs. G. L. Morris returns to Auburndale, Mass., on the 13th.

Miss Ella Ogilvie is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ogilvie.

It is rumored that Mrs. Catherine Ogilvie is going to Boston to spend the winter months with her children.

Our Woodlawn boys who are in Manitoba have been heard from. They are much pleased with the Prairie Province with its great wheat fields.

Mr. Isaac Raffel, merchant, of St. John, visited friends recently.

Mr. Francis Donnellan still continues on the sick list.

Mr. William Armstrong is making some improvements on his house.

Quite a number of our boys are with the redcoats at Aldershot. Among them are Jimmie Beckwith, Charles Meekins and John Lee.

Mr. William Emino, of Garland, has purchased a new threshing machine and is doing fine work. He has finished Wm. Armstrong's threshing and is now employed at Mr. Richard Marshall's, Mr. Marshall having so much hay that he has not room in his barn for his large crop of oats. He has to haul his grain to the barn as it is threshed.

Sheffield Mills:

Louis Newcomb and Loris Borden have returned to Dalhousie college. Mr. Cecil Harris is also a student there this year.

Quite a number have been attending drill at Aldershot.

Mr. Wiswell and wife from Lynn, Mass, are visiting at Mr. Benj. Eaton's.

Mr. Douglas Power left on Monday for a visit to the United States.

Mrs. Freeman from Yarmouth has been visiting at Mrs. Capt. Perry's.

Mrs. Edward Eaton accompanied by Mrs. Thos. Offen has gone to Digby for a visit.

Miss Ruby Bently was in Wolfville on Saturday and Sunday.

Farmers appear to have no trouble in disposing of their fruit this season as nearly all of the orchards in this vicinity have been sold already.

Mrs. Charles Harris is visiting her parents in Belcher Street.

Apple Expert:

The following is from no less an authority on agricultural matters than the Farmers Advocate of London Ontario. As this valley alone has more than once exported more than the quantity named it is evident that Mr. Shuttleworth has been misunderstood or there was carelessness in the office of the Advocate.

Mr. G. A. Shuttleworth, of the apple commission firm of Simons, Shuttleworth & Co., Liverpool, who recently completed a tour among the apple-growing sections of the U. S. and Canada, reports a fair general crop throughout. There will probably be exported from Canada this year some 200,000 barrels.

Recent Fatalities:

Capt. Walker, of the schooner Hector, of Arichat, was killed at the Dominion Coal Company's Wharf, Sydney, Sept. 12th, while his vessel was loading coal - Two children of Stephen Hines, Lower Granville, were burned to death on Monday morning by a fire which consumed the dwelling house. - William Dillon, of Digby, was lost overboard from the packet schooner West Wind on the trip from St. John to Digby, on Saturday night. - Two men were killed at Molega mine, Queens Co., on Monday morning, by the explosion of a plug of dynamite.

Picked Up:

Master Edward Lee, of Harborville, yesterday picked up a bottle on the beach, which contained a paper written with pencil as follows: -

"Aug. 26, thrown over five miles from Boar's Head; Haven't seen the sun for two months. Whoever picks this up please write to George Frost."

On the reverse side are the words: -

"George B. Frost, Little River, Digby Co, N. S."