The Evening Telegram, 1909

January 5th, 1909

Robbery on a Schooner
Theives went on board the schooner George at Kennedy & Mullaly’s wharf on New Year’s Night between 8 and 10.30 o’clock, broken open the cabin and the skipper’s box and stole a purse containing $80. The schooner came here from Clarenville a week ago with a load of coopers’ stock. New Year’s night Skipper Edgar Soper and three men of the crew left the cabin at 8 o’clock and came on shore to the Nickel. When they returned at 10.30 they found the cabin door open. They did not miss anything till the skipper took off his clothing and proceeded to put it in his box. He found the lock on the box broken, and on searching further he missed the purse containing $80. Forty of this belonged to himself and the balance to Richard Seward, one of the crew. All the money was in ten dollar bills and was paid to them for the lumber they brought here. Yesterday morning the case was given to the police, and Detective Byrne is now working on it.


April 15, 1909, Page 6

Death of Mr. Frost.

A wire was received in town last evening making known the death of Mr. Nehemiah Frost, a well-known business man of Northern Bight, T.B. He fell in the water a year ago from his boat and contracted a chill from the effects of which he never recovered. He was in his 76th year and was one of the most prominent planters of that part of Trinity Bay. He had many friends in this city who will be sorry to learn that he has gone. The Telegram extends sympathy.



April 28, 1909

Not Always Asleep – Special to Evening Telegram.

Dear Sir:- It may be of interest to your readers to know that we are not always asleep here. The Methodists have commenced building a new church, and in connection with this they had a tea on Easter Monday. The tables were presided over by the following:- Mrs. Reuben Martin, Mrs. W.T. Benson, Mrs. Newman Frost, Mrs. Joseph Green, Mrs. Aaron Storey, Mrs. Albert Howse, Mrs. Philemon Green, Mrs. David Frost.

We cannot speak too highly of the above ladies, they deserve our best praise. We also thank those who donated cake, etc. Tickets were sold at the door, and the amount realised was eighteen dollars and twenty-five cents ($18.25).

Northern Bight, April 22nd, 1909.


April 28, 1909


Dear Sir.—We are sorry to record the death of Mr. Nehemiah Frost, of this place. Deceased was 76 years of age, and for the past forty years carried on an extensive business. He supplied largely and did business with many around Trinity Bay. The statement that Mr. Frost fell overboard from his boat a year ago (made by your paper) is false. In December, 1907, Mr. Frost suffered from a severe attack of lagrippe and since that time has suffered from an acute internal disease, and on Wednesday, the 14th. passed peacefully away. Deceased leaves behind a widow, a son, and five daughters to mourn their sad loss. Of the five latter are;— Mrs. W. T. Benson, Northern Bight; Mrs. E. Green, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mrs. T. Avery. Grate’s Cove; Mrs. (Rev.) C. A. Whiteinarsh, Bay Roberts; Mrs. (Rev.) E. Lewis, Parsippany, New Jersey. Thanking you for permitting me this space.

I am, yours truly, READER. Northern Bight, Random, Apr 22, 09.


May 3, 1909

Note of Thanks – Mr. W. J. Frost, of Northern Bight, wishes to thank the many friends who by messages and letters expressed their sympathy in the great loss he and his family have sustained in the death of their father. Many thanks are also due those who by giving wreaths and helping in many other ways have lightened the burden they had to bear.


August 23, 1909

In Holy Wedlock
Mr. A.C. Pittman, Customs Officer at Clarenville, and Miss M.E. Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Frost of Northern Bight, were united in holy wedlock on Wednesday last [August 18, 1909], Rev. Edwin Lewis being the officiating clergyman. Mr. Arthur Pittman, of the firm of Pittman and Shaw, and brother of the groom, acted as best man, with Mr. Samuel Hansford in attendance. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Samuel Hansford and Miss Gertrude Frost, sister of the bride. The bride looked very nice attired in a dress of organdie muslin trimmed with white lace, with wreath and bouquet of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids wore pale green mercerised silk and pink silk muslin trimmed with cream lace. The guests comprised immediate relatives and friends of the family. The bride was the recipient of many valuable presents. After a luxurious wedding super and the usual happy greetings attending such occasions, the happy couple boarded the train for Clarenville, their home. We extend congratulations.


October 18, 1909

Another Schr. Missing.

The schooner Seven Brothers, Skipper Daniel Shaw, left Heart’s Ease, T. B. Sunday last, and up to Saturday night had not arrived here. She is a vessel of 35 tons, had a load of fish on board. And the captain, his three sons, and two others formed the crew, and it is thought that there were also some passengers on board. The captain of the schooner British Empire, which left Trinity, Thursday, was informed of arrival here that the vessel was not to be seen, and he has grave misgivings about her.




October 20, 1909

Seven “Brothers” Safe.

The schr. Seven Brothers which left Random, T. B., Sunday week, and was reported to be missing while bound to this port was blown off the shore like the schr. Candace in the storm of Thursday last, and had a rough time of it; she also had her canvas torn, got a bad drubbing, and had to run back to the home port for repairs.


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, Page created on March 2021; Latest update March 2022

These transcriptions may contain human errors. As always, confirm these as you would any other source material.