The Evening Advocate, 1917

February 24, 1917

James Cram, a naval man, who has been 12 years in the R. N. R. Service went out by to-day’s train to his home, S.W. Arm, Random, T.B. Mr. Cram is home on a month’s furlough, which has been further extended for 10 days. he then returns to England to do his bit for King and country.




March 9, 1917, page 6

Heart’s Ease Notes

Some of the men have left for the ice-fields. We wish them all bon voyage.
Several of the men are busily engaged In building motor boats, and the approaching season promises to be a busy one.
We hear Miss Collins intends making a trip to her native town during Easter. We hope she will enjoy her holiday.
On Sunday afternoon Miss Collins, teacher, Miss Flynn, operator, Miss Seward and Miss Shaw accompanied by Mrs. M. J. Shaw, were enjoying a sleigh drive when going round a curve the sleigh upset, throwing all to the ground. All escaped unhurt, except Miss Seward and Miss Collins, who hurt their shoulders and arms considerably.
On Shrove Tuesday night a pancake party was held at the home of Mr. Flynn, merchant, here. Beside his own family several guests were invited among whom were Miss Collins, teacher, here and Miss Seward and Miss Parrott, teacher, at Butter Cove. After games and music were Indulged in, the young people dispersed at 11 p.m., feeling as if they had enjoyed themselves to the full. Great praise is due Mr. and Mrs. Flynn and Miss Flynn, who helped to make the evening a success. We must also congratulate Miss Collins on procuring the ring and money from her part of the pancake.


June 7, 1917

Hatchet Cove Has a Suggestion

(To the Editor)

Dear Sir, – The residents of Hatchet Cove wish to protest against the fact that in the recruiting figures which are given their little place does not get credit for the five brave boys they sent to help King George’s men. We think that if every postmaster in each place were asked to furnish a true account of all the enlistments, that more accurate statistics would be given. It is too bad that even if we are only a small place, that we should not get credit for doing what we could in this great crisis.

Yours truly,
Hatchet Cove, T.B., June 1st, 1917


November 11, 1917, page 9

Wedding Bells


On Nov. 7th a very pretty wedding was solemnized at St Thomas’s Church, when Rev. Moulton united in holy wedlock Mr. Loyal Baker, of the R. N. R., and Miss Eliza Churchill. The bride looked neat In white muslin and pale pink hat; and the bridesmaid was dressed In white, with hat to match. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. Edward Bailey. The groom was supported by a returned soldier. Mr. E. Benson. After the ceremony the party drove to the residence of the bride’s uncle, Colonial Street, where supper was served, Amongst the guests was the groom’s mother, which arrived in St John’s to attend the wedding. Both bride and groom are from North West Brook, Random South. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Baker many happy years of wedded life.


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, February 2021; Updated March 2021

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