The Evening Telegram, 1924

April 30, 1924

S.S. PROSPERO will leave the Dry Dock Wharf at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1st, taking freight and passengers for the following ports: Trepassey, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and usual South Coast Ports. Fright accepted at the Dock Shed to-day (Wednesday), April 30th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Freight for the S.S. MALAKOFF for the undermentioned ports of call will be accepted at the Freight Shed this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Port Union: Champney’s West, Trinity, Bonaventure, Ireland’s Eye, British Hr., Burgoyne’s Cove, Monroe, Britannia, Thoroughfare, Deer Hr., Hickman’s Hr., Lady Cove, St. Jones Within, Hillview, Hodge’s Cove, Little Heart’s Ease. Southport, St. Jones Without, Heart’s Content, New Perlican, Winterton, Hant’s Hr., New Melbourne, Brownsdale.


August 22, 1924

CHURCHILL, Alice Mira – On Monday, Aug. 11th [1924], death visited the home of Mr. Albert Churchill of Hodge’s Cove, Random South, taking away his only child, Alice Mira, at the early age of 20 years, 7 months. The deceased was only eleven months old when her mother died, and as soon as she became old enough, took up the duties of housekeeping for her father, which duties she faithfully performed until a short time before her death. Even during her illness which lasted but a year, she struggled to care for her father, who she loved very much. The many wreaths that covered her casket, and the many young people who lingered weeping by her grave side showed how much Alice Mira Churchill was loved by the people of her home village. Our sympathy goes out to the lonely father, who without wife or child continues his journey alone. His beloved daughter found a friend in Jesus, who bore her safety thither, and she expressed a wish that her father too would seek and find this Friend, so that in his lonely hours he may find comfort, and meet his beloved ones in the end.


September 19, 1924

The Loss of Schooner Little Gem

Capt. D. Stoyles who lost his schr. Little Gem at Labrador during the early part of the month is at present in the city. He leaves in a day or two for the coast in an endeavour to locate the wreck and salve some of his fishing gear. The schr. Little Gem with about 35O qtls. codfish, left Pleasure Harbor about, 6 o’clock Friday morning, Sept. 6th, bound across the Straits. When about 5 miles east of St. Peter’s Islands Capt. Stoyles noting that the raising wind threatened a hurricane started to take in canvas and steer for Henley Harbor. In bringing his schooner to windward the foremast broke and about 14 feet of the spar with the two jibs and foresail came down bringing with it the main mast. Two of the crew were caught underneath the wreckage and Capt. Stoyles thought at first that they had been killed, but fortunately they escaped injury. The Captain’s son Albert, who was at the helm, was knocked down the companionway into the cabin by a piece of the topmast which hit him on the head and also smashed three spokes from the wheel. Although stunned by the blow he recovered after a short while. After the schooner was dismasted she became helpless. Heavy seas playing on her decks made it almost impossible for the crew to leave in safety. A quantity of oil was poured on the water and all were enabled to get aboard their motor boat, in which they reached the schr. Sarah M. Capt. Miller who landed them at Henley Harbor. The Little Gem had on board 320 qtls. codfish, five casks cod oil, two cod traps and all the necessary outfit for a fishing schooner. None of the cargo or outfit was insured and the loss to Capt Stoyles is a severe one.


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