September 22nd 1897

September 22nd 1897



At South Berwick, Sept. 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Skinner, a daughter.

At Berwick, Sept. 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Beardsley, a son.

At Waterville, Sept. 16th, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Sawyer, a son.


At Wolfville, Sept. 12th, by Rev T.A. Higgins, Winfield S. Wallace and Miss Ella L. Godfrey, both of Wolfville.

At Christ Church, Windsor, Sept. 16th, by the Rev Charles Bowman, D.D., Abraham Francis Shepherd, of London, England, and Mary Katherine Davis, of Windsor.

Wedded in Windsor:

On Thursday afternoon of last week, Christ Church, Windsor, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, when Mr. Abraham Francis Shepherd, of London, England, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Katherine Davis, of Windsor. Quite a number assembled at the church to witness the ceremony, which was preformed by the Rev. Chas. Bowman, D.D., Mrs. Jones, wife of the rector, officiated as organist, and played the well-known bridal hymn, "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden," as the bride entered the church.

The bride was given away by her mother. Her sister, Miss Edith Davis, attended her as bridesmaid, Mr. Fred Haystead acting as groomsman. The bride's dress was of fawn brocade poplin, trimmed with gold passementerie, chiffon and ribbon, with hat to match. The bridesmaid wore a becoming suit of grey, trimmed with ribbon and lace.

After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd were driven to the home of the bride's mother, where refreshments were served, about thirty guests being present.

The wedding presents were numerous and pretty. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd left on the evening train for Kentville, from whence they proceeded next day to visit friends and relatives in Boston. After a stay of some weeks in that city they propose returning to make their home in Berwick, where Mr. Shepherd is now in business.


Rex Reed was in town last week.

Miss Hattie Ray is visiting in Boston.

Miss Lillie Nichols is on a trip to St John.

Mr. S.J. Nichols left for Boston yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Elliott are visiting friends in Boston.

Rev D.O. Parker, of Wolfville, was in Berwick over Sunday.

Miss Ora Beckwith and little nephew went to Boston on Wednesday.

Conductor Addy G. Nichols spent Sunday with his parents at Windermere.

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Oxley and Mrs. David Caldwell left on Tuesday for a short trip to Boston.

Mrs. Walter Bryden and three children left last week for a month's visit with relatives in Boston.

Rev D.H. Simpson exchanged pulpits with Rev J.B. Morgan, of Aylesford, on Sabbath morning.

Miss Frances Abi Norwood sends us a ripe strawberry, picked by herself, in the open air, on Monday.

Mr. S.P. Chute left on Monday on a trip to Boston. He will visit the St John Exhibition en route.

Miss Susie Reed returned on Monday from Hantsport, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Davison.

Mr. A.W. Borden, of Windermere, has an apple tree sprout of this year's growth, which measures six feet in length.

Mr. E.C. Foster went to Bridgetown on Saturday to attend the funeral of is brother-in-laws, Geo Murdoch, Esq., who died on Thursday of last week.

Mrs. Rugg Vaughn returned to her home in Boston on Wednesday of last week. Parry Vaughn accompanied her and will visit his brother for a few weeks.

J. Scott Robinson, of Wolfville, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Berwick. Scott gives very racy and interesting accounts of his experiences at the Jubilee celebration in London in which he was a participant.

At an ordination service held in the Christ Church, Windsor, on Sunday morning last, Mr. T.B.A. Allison was ordained Deacon. Mr. Allison spent the simmer of 1894 in Berwick, in charge of the services at Christ Church.


Mrs. John Quinlan, of Kentville, visited friends here recently.

Work commences on the 20th at Ogilvie's pier under the management of R.S. Armstrong, Commissioner.

Charles B. McAuley recently visited his parents after an absence of almost five years at sea. He leaves on the 15th for Rockland, Me., in the schr. Sunshine, of Harborville, Capt Melbourne Cook.

Our farmers are rejoicing over good crops of grain and hay, but the potatoes are a short crop and rotting very fast. The apple crop is very poor in this locality. There will not be many to ship and they seem of poor quality, as far as we have seen.

Sept. 13th.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Munroe and children from the United States, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Griffin.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffin, also form the United States are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Griffin.

Mrs. Avard Potter and her children of Clementsvale are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spinney.

Mrs. Harding Spinney is home after being absent a few months, and her daughter, Mrs. Noble Lyons, of Canning, and her children are at Mrs. James B. Spinney's.

Mrs. Charles Williams, of Boston, Mass., is visiting her brother, Mr. James B. Spinney and other friends on her way home to that city.

Cranberry picking is the order of the day. The crop is a good one.


A number of teams carrying the members of Cambridge Sunday School drove to Evangeline Beach on Saturday, the 18th inst., and picnicked on the historic grounds. This pretty spot is becoming more popular every season, and bids fair to become the general picnic ground for the county. The genial proprietor, Mr. Patriquin, appears to know how to make everybody feel happy.

Mr. Emerson Graves has his new house up and the outside well under way. He has a very pretty site on Station street, and when his house is completed will have a fine home.

Mr. W.H. Sawyer is preparing a cellar for a new home, which he expects to get well under way this fall. He is building on the main road, west of the school house.

There is also a strong possibility that another new house will be built this fall near the station.

Miss Alberta Webster left on Saturday for Millville, Aylesford, where she is engaged as a teacher for the remainder of the school year.

The school here is giving satisfaction and doing good work in all the grades. Mr. McDougall has the advanced department and Miss Eunie Caldwell the primary.

There is some stir lately in the apple business. W.W. Pineo and J.E. Kinsman have been buying a limited supply.

Mr. Alvin Neily and daughter Lucy spent a week recently with relatives at Wolfville and Scott's Bay.

Mrs. J.E. Dodge has returned from her visit to Scott's Bay, much improved in health.

Miss Jennie Craig returned on Saturday from a very pleasant trip of four weeks, spent with relatives in Somerville, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. Burgess Best and Mr. Bruce Best arrived home from Massachusetts last Wednesday.

Mrs. S.J. McConnell of Welsford spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. John Webster. Mrs. W. has been quite ill for some weeks.

Miss Sarah Caldwell, of South Alton, and her niece, of New Brunswick, spent the 10th inst. at Mrs. J. Caldwell's.


Miss Belle Bill is home from Massachusetts visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Bill.

Mrs. B.O. Davison and children, of Wolfville, were the guests of Mrs. J.M. card last week.

Quite a number of our young folk attended the Harvest Supper, held on the grounds of Mr. Simeon Brown, of Lakeville, on Tuesday evening, 14th.

Mrs. Arthur Porter is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ross, in Weston.

Miss Winnie card is visiting friends in Berwick.

Miss Hattie Rockwell is visiting friends in Falmouth.

Miss Wyman, of Yarmouth, is the guest of Mrs. H.P. Sweet.

Mrs. Stephen Steadman returned to Boston on Saturday, 18th.

Miss Gertie Taylor was home last week visiting her mother, Mrs. J.M. Card. She returned to Rhode Island on Saturday night.

Miss Cassie Bill spent last week in Canard, the guest of Mrs. Clark.

The Sunday School intend holding a Harvest Concert in the church here in the near future. A treat is anticipated.

The young people of Billtown spent a very pleasant evening on Wednesday, 15th, at the home of Miss Winnie Card.


The St John Sun says: -

"Wm Thomson & Co.'s new steamer, the 'Platea,' is afloat and will be completed and handed over to her owners by the builders about the 10th prox. She will probably go to the south for cotton."

The 'Platea' is to be commanded by Capt C.O. Allen.

New Church - a new Presbyterian church was dedicated at Middleton on Sunday last. The building is a handsome one, both exterior and interior design being unusually attractive. It has seating capacity for about two hundred. The dedicatory services were conducted by the pastor, Rev A. Gandier, of Fort Massey Church, Halifax, and Rev Wm. Brown (Methodist.)

The Turn of the Tide:

The Canadian American, published in Chicago, points out that the tide of immigration has turned towards Canada. "The gold fields in the Rockies and the wheat fields in the Northwest," it says, "are the attractions. Immigrants are leaving from all parts of the Union, and whole colonies are leaving Kansas for Canada. The Dominion promises to increase materially in population and importance during the next decade."

Louise Michel, the notorious French anarchist, is going to the United States, in October, on a speech-making tour.

Jackson, Miss, is completely demoralized and business is at a stand-still on account of yellow fever. The people continue to pour out of the city until two-thirds of the population have gone.

Bank Opened - The Commercial Bank of Windsor has opened its Berwick Branch in the premises recently fitted up in the Brown Block. Mr. F.D. Soloan, of Windsor, who has been connected with the Truro branch of the bank, is the agent here, with J. Dan Nichols as assistant. Our merchants and business men have long felt the need of such an institution in Berwick, and its establishment gives general satisfaction.

 The existence of seven cases of yellow fever in New Orleans, is officially announced. Every town of importance is quarantined against New Orleans.

The British gunboats, while reconnoitering upon the River Nile, sighted a force of 1,500 Dervish infantry and cavalry on the left bank, near Damir. The enemy returned when fired on.

Two steamers collided in the River Volga, near Astrakhan. One sank, and while she was going down, her passengers, panic-stricken, jumped into the river. Many of them succeeded in reaching the shore, but 40 persons, were drowned.

John T. C. Thompson, of Toronto, eldest son of Sir John Thompson, has passed his final law examination, and will be called to the Ontario bar early next month. He will practice in Toronto, where he joins the firm of MacDonell & Boland.

The Queen has decided that the gifts and addresses received by her Majesty on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee, shall be placed upon exhibition in the Imperial Institute, in October. Half of the proceeds of the exhibition will be given to the Prince of Wales' Hospital Fund.

A peculiar accident resulted in the burning out of the motor used to open and close the swing bridge at the beach, Hamilton, Ont., not long age. The watch chain of the man in charge dropped in such a way as to short circuit the motor with the result mentioned.

The Ottawa city assessors believe their returns will show a population of 53,000, an increase of 2,000 for the year.

The election protest against the return of Mr. Duncan Graham, M. P. for North Ontario, has been dismissed without costs.

There is a rumor in Ottawa Amounting almost to a certainty, that the next meeting of the Federal parliament will be in the first week of February.

Postmaster General Mulock states in connection with the profit from the sale of jubilee stamps, that they will add at least a quarter of a million dollars to the receipts of the year, over and above what would have been realized in the sale of ordinary stamps.

Mr. George J. Gould has escaped payment of succession duty on a special bequest of one million sterling made to him by his father, on the ground that the bequest was the transference of money actually due him for the practical management of the business of the firm.