The Evening Advocate, 1923

January 17, 1923

Selling at a Bargain

New staysail, chain, spar, blocks, much go, belonging to wrecked schr. Also port herring, scotch barrels. Apply to Wm. Flynn, Hearts Ease.



March 19, 1923

Sealer Dies Suddenly

Messers, Bowring Bros, received a wireless on Friday from Capt. Bartlett of the sealing steamer Viking that one of the crew named George Hiscock of Hodge’s Cove, T.B., died suddenly of heart failure on board the ship. On receipt of the news the relatives of deceased were acquainted and it is understood the body will be brought back by the steamer for burial. Deceased was a man about 40 years of age and is survived by a wife and family.




March 21, 1923


(Special to The Advocate)

Little Heart’s Ease, Mar. 20, — Little Heart’s Ease stands solid for the present Government and our candidates, Messrs. Halfyard, Hibbs and Randell. We are determined to stand by the members who are going to lead us into the life of industry. No room for Tory atonements here. The graballs must be kept out; Squires can’t lose.

Solomon Martin, Solomon Drodge, Eli Drodge, Arthur Jacobs, Wm. Whalen, Simon Drodge, John Norris, Joshua Norris, Wesley Drodge, James Martin, Wm. H. Drodge, and a large number of others.



April 11, 1923

Big Meeting at Hillview

Hillview, April 10, (Special to The Advocate) — The Liberal team, Halfyard, Hibbs and Randell, arrived here last evening after a very successful canvas of the whole of Souh-Western Arm in which most enthusiastic meetings were held at Long Beach, Hodge’s Cove, Gooseberry Cove, Little Heartsease and St. Jones Within.

The meeting here last night was a revelation to many. The hall was filled with electors from Queen’s Cove, Adeyton and Hillview, who listened for three and a half hours to the whole story of the last three years. The policy of progress which has been inaugurated in spite of the Tory obstruction, was clearly placed before the people.

The whole program of abuse and misrepresentation was taken item after item and torn to pieces, and when the meeting closed, near midnight, ringing cheers were given for Halfyard, Hibbs and Randel, and Sir R. A. Squires.  The Tory candidates arrived here after midnight and went to Queen’s Cove.  They cannot receive any support worth speaking of in the whole of South West Arm.  Liberalism and Progress is the slogan in this part of the district.  Ed Frost, Joseph Green, Plemon Greene, William Churchill, Ed Benson.


August 7, 1923, Page 4

Outport Nursing

A very laudable work is that which is being carried out under the supervision of Lady Allardyce in conjunction with the Outport Nursing Committee.

This committee was formed to place nurses chiefly in of the country where there are no doctors or when occasion required, where they could work in co-operation with a doctor.

There can be no doubt of the necessity of having trained nurses many such places throughout the country. Some places cannot afford a doctor. Other places are so far removed from a doctor’s station as to deprive them completely of a doctor’s service time.

The work of nurses that have been and may be placed in some settlements will be of great value in times of accident, fevers or contagious diseases as well as a medium for early observation and perhaps prevention of tuberculosis or any other diseases, that would otherwise become incurable.

For months past every hospital in the city has been crowded and numerous cases have been obliged to wait many days before they could possibly be admitted. Many of these cases come here too late for help and many may not have required to come, had nursing facilities been available at or near their home settlements.

The outport nursing scheme was first started by Lady Harris, and we learn from the Committee, up to the present nurses have been employed at Rose Blanche, Hodge’s Cove, Upper Island Cove, Hant’s Hr., Fortune Bay, Joe Batt’s Arm and Daniel’s Hr. For the most part, they are English nurses, holding certificates for general nursing and maternity work- Their expenses, which will be $900 a year, and the cost of supplies will be defrayed by funds collected, the Government, we understand, giving 25 per cent, of the local collections as an encouragement for this commendable work.

While the scope of the work will be more or less limited for a while, we feel too much cannot be said of the efforts of Lady Allardyce in connection with this scheme, and we bespeak the wholehearted co-operation of the communities interested.


September 3, 1923, page 4

Notes form Hillview

On Thursday, Aug. 9th, a fine morning the fog clearing away and the sun shining brightly it looked the promising part of a beautiful day. The people of Hillview and the little near-by settlements after the sun had made all things dry, gathered themselves together to a little place called Churchill’s Cove for a day’s outing for the children and the older folks as well, and it was indeed a day much enjoyed by all. We had with us Miss E. White from St. John’s and Miss M. Abbott from Bonavista and Miss R. Pelley and her brother from Shoal Hr.

Rev. E. Roberts and Miss M. Avery did all that possibly could be done to make the day one of success for the people of Hillview, and all went well.

All the people felt sorry that a couple of parties lost their way and could not spend all day with us.

In closing, we must not forget to thank Mr. W. J. Churchill, our old Sunday School Superintendent for the way in which he encouraged the children at the races and for his help in distributing candy and fruit amongst them.

At the Alder-Bed


October 3, 1923, page 6

Engineer Is Killed When Freight Engine Leave Rails

Embankment Washed Away by Heavy Rains Causes First Derailment in Many Months.

Charles Cahill, 45, married, railway engineer with the Nfld. Government Railway, was instantly killed at 10:30 a.m. yesterday when his engine, attached to a west-bound freight train, left the rails eight miles west of Northern Bight and turned over, bringing four cars with it.

The following statement relative to the accident was issued by the general manger:

West-bound freight train, in charge of Conductor Howlett, which left Northern Bight at 9:55 Tuesday morning, got locomotive and four box cars derailed about eight miles west of Northern Bight station.  Locomotive turned over on its side and Engineer Cahill got caught under boiler and was instantly killed. Fireman and other trainmen uninjured.  Cause of derallment due to extra heavy rains washing away the embankment.

“Several other places along Railway suffered from washouts, particularly on Placentia Branch.  Bonavista Branch and Vicinity of Clarenville. Repairs are being effected as quickly as possible.

H. J. Russell. General Manager. It is assumed that engineer Cahill was instantly killed, as not even a cry was heard from him after the engine turned over. The tender and the two freight cars next the engine, also turned over into the ditch by the side of the track.

Following the accident the train hands got in touch with Dr. Chisholm at Hillview, and General Manager Russell was acquainted of the fatality. He in turn, informed Rev. Dr. Kitchen of St. Patrick’s who broke the sad news to the deceased man’s widow and three children.

Mr. Cahill had been on the road for many years and was on of the most capable and popular engineers in the railway employ. Last evening a casket was sent out and the remains arrived in the city by the local train at one o’clock today.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from his late residence, Topsail Road, near the Cross Roads.


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