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Philip Templeman Limited Diary, 1914

Philip Templeman (1860-1926) emerged from the local planter class at Bonavista to create one of Newfoundland's most successful fish merchant firms in the late 19th century. In 1884, after purchasing the harbourfront premises of the bankrupted firm of James Saint in Bonavista, adjacent to competitors James Ryan, Baine, Johnston and Company and William Kough, the firm quickly established itself as an able competitor of James Ryan (by then one of Newfoundland's most prosperous outport merchants), and soon attracted hundreds of clients. With exports exceeding 70,000 quintals annually by 1913, he was one of Newfoundland's largest producers.

Over the years, Templeman established seasonal barter shops in Bonavista, Elliston, Newman's Cove, and Amherst Cove, as well as others at Musgrave Harbour, LaScie, William's Port on the French Shore, Frenchman's Island, Grady, and Indian Tickle in Labrador, in addition to premises at St. John's. Templeman opened a year-round branch at Catalina in 1901.

The 1914 diary - part of the Philip Templeman Limited (Catalina) fonds - was maintained at the Philip Templeman Limited office in Catalina with entries made by the firm's staff, including S. Reid, J.S. Courage, Joseph Tippett and J.W. Clouter. Many of the entries record matters relevant to the business such as fish catches, shipping movements and weather conditions. There are also reports on occurrences and events in Catalina and neighbouring towns, and on national and international events such as the S.S. Newfoundland Sealing Disaster, World War I, and the sinking of the Empress of Ireland.


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JANUARY 1 THURSDAY

Wind Westerly fine & frosty
General Holiday     Schr "Kuvera" came in from St Johns about 4 P.M.
S Reid

JANUARY 2 FRIDAY

Wind S West & fine      Schr "Kuvera" came down to the wharf today
Hon P Templeman & Wife & Levi Templeman was over from Bonavista this Evening & went Back again about 430 P.M.
S Reid

JANUARY 3 SATURDAY

Wind Easterly & dull     commenced discharging Schr "Kuvera" today
S Reid
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JANUARY 5 MONDAY

Wind N East raw & Cold with misty rain all day
Business very dull today
Commenced taking stock in store today
S Reid

JANUARY 6 TUESDAY

General Holiday shops closed
S Reid

JANUARY 7 WEDNESDAY

Wind N East & dull     Finished discharging Schr "Kuvera" Coal today & put some ballast on board getting ready to take in fish for St Johns
S Reid
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JANUARY 8 THURSDAY

Moderate fine & warm commenced putting fish on board Schr "Kuvera" for St Johns
S S Kintail [121264] arrived here yesterday Evening with coals for the F.P.U. discharged to the Public Wharf today
Mr Levi Templeman was over from Bonavista today
S Reid

JANUARY 9 FRIDAY

Wind North & fine     Mr Levi Templeman & Fred Ryder was over from Bonavista today     put Some fish onboard Schr "Kuvera"
S Reid

JANUARY 10 SATURDAY

Wind S Easterly     dull raw & cold
putting Fish onboard Schr "Kuvera" before dinner
The Elliston Band & Concert Company gave a concert in the Orange Hall last night
S Reid
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JANUARY 12 MONDAY

Wind North & dull
Business very dull today
S Reid

JANUARY 13 TUESDAY

Wind N East & fine     Wm Ryan & John Haly was over from Bonavista today brought over some Fish for Schr "Kuvera" & some Paint for Catalina Trade
S Reid

JANUARY 14 WEDNESDAY

Wind Westerly & fine     SS Sagona arrived from St Johns 3 P.M.
Hon G Templeman and Robt Moulton came on her the latter to Marry Miss Beatrice Templeman
S Reid
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JANUARY 15 THURSDAY

Wind N West fine & cold put some fish & coal onboard Schr "Kuvera" today
Mr Robt Moulton & Miss Beatrice Templeman was married at the Methodist Church at Bonavista at 3 P.M. today
Mr A Lodge & Wm Tippett was in trouting today Mr A Lodge caught 2 Doz
Wm Tippett 9 only Trout
S Reid

JANUARY 16 FRIDAY

Wind westerly Moderate & fine
The F.P.U. Had their Annual Parade today
Hon P Templeman & Mr Ryan came over from Bonavista this Evening stayed for a hour & went back again
S Reid

JANUARY 17 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine finished putting fish onboard Schr "Kuvera" this morning
Four of the Bonavista horses was over today with fish & took back Empty Fish Cask
S Reid
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JANUARY 19 MONDAY

Wind North Blowing a gale & very ruff all day to ruff for people to get around     shops closed all day     taking stock
S Reid

JANUARY 20 TUESDAY

Wind N West & fine after the morning
some big snow Banks after yesterdays snow storm     Cochrane St Methodist Church St Johns totally destroyed by fire Sunday Night loss estimated seventy thousand dollars ($70,000)
S Reid

JANUARY 21 WEDNESDAY

Wind Westerly & fine all day
Commenced taking fish out of Schr "Kuvera" again today & packing the Madeira in cask
Dora Belle White died this morning
S Reid
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JANUARY 22 THURSDAY

Wind N East Snowing all day
Business very dull
S Reid

JAUNARY 23 FRIDAY

Wind westerly & fine     finished packing fish & loaded up Schr "Kuvera" again today
The late Dora Belle White was buried this Evening
Train arrived from Clarenville 2 30 P.M.
fist Train this week
S Reid

JANUARY 24 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine in the morning
about noon wind vered down southerly & came on to snow very ruff all the Evening
S Reid
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JANUARY 26 MONDAY

Wind Westerly & fine sawed channel for Schr "Kuvera" & put provisions onboard
all ready for St John's
S Reid

JANUARY 27 TUESDAY

Calm fine & warm all day
S Reid

JANUARY 28 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly & dull in the morning
Came on to snow about noon & snowed until 4 P.M.     Mr A Lodge was over to Bonavista today on business
S Reid
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JANUARY 29 THURSDAY

Wind North Fine & frosty all day
Schr "Kuvera" left for St John's this Morning
S Reid

JANUARY 30 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly little snow in the morning
afternoon wind vered westerly cleared off little Finer
Schr "Kuvera" arrived at St John's 5 OClock yesterday evening
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 2 MONDAY

Wind N West ruff & very stormy all fore noon in the evening cleared off fine     Business very dull today
S Reid

FEBRUARY 3 TUESDAY

Wind Westerly & fine
Not very busy today
S Reid

FEBRUARY 4 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West in the morning at noon vered N Westerly
Mr A Lodge Rev S J Hillier & Stuart Courage was in Trouting today
Mr Lodge Caught 1 Doz Mr Hillier 4 & Stuart one
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 5 THURSDAY

Wind North with Snow Showers all day & turning cold in the evening
S Reid

FEBRUARY 6 FRIDAY

Wind Westerly fine & frosty
Finished Calculating stock today
S Reid

FEBRUARY 7 SATURDAY

Moderate & very Frosty in the morning
Barometer 3 Below Zero afternoon wind vered South Easterly & threathened for Snow
Mr A Lodge & Stuart Courage was in trouting today Mr Lodge caught 2 doz & 7 Stuart caught
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 9 MONDAY

Wind N West Blowing a gale but Fine & cold
Mr A Lodge & F Hartery went to Bonavista today to settle up the years Business
S Reid

FEBRUARY 10 TUESDAY

Wind N West blowing Strong but fine & frosty
S Reid

FEBRUARY 11 WEDNESDAY

Wind North fine & very Cold in the morning     afternoon wind dropped     got sociable
Mr Hartery came over from Bonavista last night
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 12 THURSDAY

Holiday all shops closed
first for the season
S Reid

FEBRUARY 13 FRIDAY

Wind N West blowing strong ruff in the morning afternoon cleared off fine & hard
S Reid

FEBRUARY 14 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine little more sociable than it have been all the week
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 19 THURSDAY

Holiday all shops closed


FEBRUARY 20 FRIDAY

Wind N West - Blowing Strong & Cold
Schr "Kuvera" crew came from St John's today by Train
S Reid

FEBRUARY 21 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly dull not quite so Frosty
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 23 MONDAY

Wind Southerly & dull about noon came on to snow after dinner wind vered off soft all day
S Reid

FEBRUARY 24 TUESDAY

Wind Westerly fine & frosty
Pancakes for supper tonight
S Reid

FEBRUARY 25 WEDNESDAY

Wind North dull & Cold
Business very dull today
S Reid
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FEBRUARY 26 THURSDAY

Holiday shops closed
S Reid

FEBRUARY 27 FRIDAY

Wind Westerly fine & warm after the morning
Had a car load of wood come from Southern Bay today
S Reid

FEBRUARY 28 SATURDAY

Wind S West fine & warm all day until Evening turned little Cold
Unloaded Car load of wood today
Capt Wm Norman died 8 Oclock last night.
S Reid
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MARCH 2 MONDAY

Wind N East dull & foggy with misty rain all the Evening
The late Capt Wm. Norman was buried this Evening
S Reid

MARCH 3 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly dull & foggy with rain showers
S Reid

MARCH 4 WEDNESDAY

Wind N East Moderate & foggy with rain showers forenoon
S Reid
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MARCH 5 THURSDAY

Holiday
S Reid

MARCH 6 FRIDAY

Wind N East & dull
S Reid

MARCH 7 SATURDAY

Wind Easterly & Mild
Little Busier in the store today
S Reid
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MARCH 9 MONDAY

Wind South Easterly Moderate & dull
SS Bloodhound arrived here yesterday Evening about 5 Oclock on her way to Wesleyville where she will sail for the Icefields     She left here again this morning
S Reid

MARCH 10 TUESDAY

Wind North with snow showers in the morning    after breakfast cleared off fine very Mild & Soft
Mr A Lodge went to Bonavista today on Business
S Reid

MARCH 11 WEDNESDAY

Wind N East    Moderate & dull
Very Mild
S Reid
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MARCH 12 THURSDAY

Wind N East with occasional snow showers     Holiday
S Reid

MARCH 13 FRIDAY

Wind Easterly Moderate & fine
The steel Sealing Steamers passed North at 130 today
S Reid

MARCH 14 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine
The disceased Wm Normans daughter Dorris died last Night
S Reid
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MARCH 16 MONDAY

Wind North fine & warm after the morning
The Late Dorris Norman was burried this Evening
S Reid

MARCH 17 TUESDAY

Holiday Shops closed


MARCH 18 WEDNESDAY

Wind Westerly fine & warm after the morning
S Reid
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MARCH 19 THURSDAY

Holiday shops closed
S Reid

MARCH 20 FRIDAY

Wind S West & fine after the morning
Business dull today
First sealing News of any importance today     Beothic 15.000 panned Stephano 7.000 to 10.000 aboard Nascopie 7.000 to 8.000 aboard Florizel 6.000 panned Bellaventure 3.000 aboard 3.000 more panned Bonaventure 2.000 panned & aboard Eagle 1.000 panned Adventure in the Seals
S Reid

MARCH 21 SATURDAY

Wind N East in the morning & very ruff up to noon     afternoon cleared off fine & got frosty    Sealing News from the Gulf today
Erik 10.000 aboard 4.000 panned Terra Nova Viking Neptune in vicinity
S Reid
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MARCH 23 MONDAY

Wind North & dull with light snow showers
Sealing News today     Beothic 22.000 Stephano 13.500 Florizel 13.000 Nascopie 10.000 Bellaventure 9.000 Bonaventure 7.000 Advt 6.000 Eagle 4.000 Neptune 10.000
John Higgins died yesterday morning
S Reid

MARCH 24 TUESDAY

Wind Westerly & fine Blowing Strong & very cold
Little improvement in sealing news today    all the ships on the front have increased their catch a little
Terra Nova in Gulf reported today for 24.000
The Late John Higgins was buried this Evening
S Reid

MARCH 25 WEDNESDAY

Wind North & dull     No further news for sealing steamers
S Reid
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MARCH 26 THURSDAY

Wind S West with rain showers after the morning
Holiday all shops closed
S Reid

MARCH 27 FRIDAY

Wind S West with rain showers after the morning
Mr Aaron Bugden went up to Trinity last night by Train to take unto himself a second wife
S Reid

MARCH 28 SATURDAY

Wind North Blowing strong with snow - showers all day
Mr Aaron Budgen & wife came on Train today
S Reid
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MARCH 31 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly came on to snow about 10 A.M. very Ruff all day
Mr A Lodge & S Courage was up on Trinity pond trouting this morning but had to leave owing to the snow
they caught one dozen & seven
S Reid

APRIL 1 WEDNESDAY

Wind about NNW snowing & blowing a gale to ruff & Stormy for Mercantile Business places to be opened
S Reid
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APRIL 2 THURSDAY

Holiday all shops closed
S Reid

APRIL 3 FRIDAY

Wind North East & Snowing very stormy all day
News of awful disaster of SS Newfoundland's sealing sealing Crew reached us yesterday evening by wireless
120 of her crew was on the ice in Tuesdays & Wednesdays storm 70 found dead & 50 rescued in critical condition
The SS Southern Cross coming from the icefields in Gulf supposed to be load of Seals last seen by SS Prospero off Cape Pine on Tuesday morning before storm came on is yet unreported. Later reports from Newfoundland Disaster 77 dead 112 survivors among survivors is 3 of SS Bloodhound men
S Reid

APRIL 4 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine    SS Beothic arrived at St John's 1.45 P.M. today all well 30,000 Seals Belaventure with dead & rescued due at 3     SS Southern Cross not reported yet
Later reports from Belaventure say not likely to be in tonight
S Reid
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APRIL 6 MONDAY

Wind S West & fine until about 5 P.M. came on to snow
Train arrived today 1 Oclock brought the remains of Abel Tippett Norman Tippett Willaim Tippett Edward Tippett George Carpenter & Theophilus Chaulk that perished in the SS Newfoundland disaster on the ice
The six Corpses were hauled to Little Catalina by the orangemen     Terrible scene witnessed at Little Catalina when they were brought to their homes     No news of missing steamer Southern Cross
Samuel Hicks & Wm Manuel commenced at the traps today

S Reid

APRIL 7 TUESDAY

Wind North Blowing strong very stormy in the morning    afternoon cleared off fine wind dropped
SS Bonaventure arrived at St Johns today
Wm White & Wm Lane went to work at the Twine this morning
S Reid

APRIL 8 WEDNESDAY

Shops closed today
The six men that succumbed in the Newfoundland disaster was buried today at Little Catalina all put in one grave
SS Adventure Florizel Sagona & Newfoundland arrived from the icefields yesterday Evening
Wm House & Wm Shephard went to work at the Traps this morning
S Reid
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APRIL 9 THURSDAY

Wind southerly & mild
SS Stephano arrived from the icefield last night with 22,500
S Reid

APRIL 10 FRIDAY

General Holiday


APRIL 11 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine    some of the Beothic's Crew came yesterday they shared $72.00 Belaventure's crew $ 34.00 Terra's crew today $79.00 Florizel's crew $ 46.00
S Reid
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APRIL 13 MONDAY

Wind Southerly Foggy & little rain before dinner after dinner wind vered up from the north & snowed nearly all the evening
SS Ranger arrived here yesterday Evening from the icefields the crew [?] & the capt brought them in here     SS Bloodhound arrived at St John's Saturday night her crew [?] also    she got 7.000 Seals coming in about 90 miles of Cape Broyle she steamed through some wreckage supposed to be from the missing Southern Cross
John Blundon came on to work this morning
S Reid

APRIL 15 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West in the morning about 11 A.M.
came on to snow about noon wind vered up from the North with thick snow showers afternoon cleared off fine
S Reid
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APRIL 16 THURSDAY

Wind Westerly fine & warm after the morning


APRIL 17 FRIDAY

Wind about N East snowing very stormy all day
J W Clouter went to Bonavista today
The SS Earl of Devon arrived here from St Johns last night on her way down North with sealers & freight    She landed the seats for the little Catalina Church & owing to it being stormy she laid up here all day
Nascopie crew $ 46.85
S Reid

APRIL 18 SATURDAY

Wind North & fine but cold     SS Earl of Devon left this morning for North
JW Clouter & Fanny Courage was married last night at Bonavista & came over on 11 Oclock Train
Bloodhound crew made $ 35.00 Stephano crew $ 58.00
S Reid
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APRIL 20 MONDAY

Wind North with rain & sleet in the morning afternoon cleared off fine
SS Eagle arrived here from the icefield yesterday morning about 11 A.M.    She left again this morning for the icefields
SS Earl of Devon arrived here about 4 P.M. today on her way south
S Reid

APRIL 21 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly with snow showers nearly all day    SS Earl of Devon left for St Johns this morning
S Reid

APRIL 22 WEDNESDAY

Wind Easterly in the morning    at noon wind vered down S West
Miss Bertha Norman died last night
S Reid
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APRIL 23 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & dull in the morning snowing all afternoon at 5 P.M. came on very Ruff
Some of the SS Sagona's sealing crew arrived today by Train    The crew shared $45.00 The late Miss Bertha Norman was buried this Evening
S Reid

APRIL 24 FRIDAY

Wind Westerly soft & dull    SS Earl of Devon arrived from St Johns 1 P.M. landed some of Eagles Sealing Crew & SS Fogotas sealing   the Eagles Crew shared $ 32.00 & Fogota crew $ 28.00    SS Earl of Devon left again for North
S Reid

APRIL 25 SATURDAY

Wind North & fine after the morning but cold enough to Freeze in the shade all day
The Schr Drummers Tax left at noon for the Banks fishery via St Johns for supplies
The SS Vikings sealing crew made 47.00
S Reid
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APRIL 27 MONDAY

Wind North & dull very cold for the time of year snow all up over the fences in several places walking across the harbour Ice & hauling load of wood across just the same as in the middle of winter
The Train is also stuck with snow all day up at 7 Mile Camp
S Reid

APRIL 28 TUESDAY

Wind N East in the morning afternoon vered in Easterly fine all day warmest day for the spring
S Reid
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MAY 1 FRIDAY

Wind North cold raining all day
Ice in N East arm not broke up yet
people walking forth & back to East point today lots of snow on the ground yet
The SS Neptune arrived at St Johns yesterday with 10.000 Seals The SS Kite with 3.000
S Reid

MAY 2 SATURDAY

Wind N West cold & raining all day
S Reid
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MAY 4 MONDAY

Wind N East dull & cold
The SS Diana arrived at St Johns yesterday with 10.000 Seals the last of the sealing fleet
The Kites crew made $35.00
S Reid

MAY 5 TUESDAY

Wind N East dull and cold
Sawed a channel into the wharf today to get the schooners in to commence fitting them up for the summer
Mr Levi Templeman came over from Bonavista last on Train went back again today
John Blundon was home sick today
S Reid

MAY 6 WEDNESDAY

Wind S Easterly & dull with sleety snow & rain in the afternoon
Hauled Schrs "JS Morris" & "Cataline" in to the wharf today to commence fitting them out
Mr Levi Templeman came over on Train again last night & stayed over all day
John Blundon sick today also
S Reid
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MAY 7 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & raining very hard in the morning before noon wind vered off form the westward & cleared off fine
Mr Levi Templeman went back to Bonavista by Train today
The SS Diana's Sealing crew arrived today
The made $ 28.00
Weather so cold that people can walk back & forth to their Schooners out in the Harbour
S Reid

MAY 8 FRIDAY

Wind Westerly fine & hot all day
Commenced caulking Schrs Cataline & JS Morris today
S Reid

MAY 9 SATURDAY

Wind S West fine & hot    Had Schr "Cataline" hove down & done one side of her Bottom today
Caulking Topsides of Schr "J S Morris" today
also Mrs Esau Gibbs died last night
Hauled in Schrs "Glide" & "Lady Johnston
S Reid
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MAY 11 MONDAY

Wind Southerly dull & foggy before dinner after dinner wind vered down from the westward & cleared off fine
The late Mrs Esau Gibbs was buried yesterday Evening
S Reid

MAY 12 TUESDAY

Wind Southerly & raining with Thunder & Lightening in the morning before noon wind vered off from the westward & cleared off fine evening
SS Prospero arrived at 9 A.M. on her way North
First trip for the season
Mr Levi Templeman came over from Bonavista last night on Train & Stayed over all day
Had schr "Cataline" hove down finished doing her bottom
Hon P Templeman arrived from St Johns this Evening by Train
First of the Conception Bay men arrived today Pat Costigan
S Reid

MAY 13 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly & fine all day
Hon P Templeman & Levi here today
Schr "Kuvera" arrived from St Johns at 1 P.M. She made no delay but went on the Bonavista to discharge there first then come back to Catalina again
The remains of Miss Stella Mifflin came here on Train today from St Johns to be buried here
Wm Shephard Wm White & Wm House finished up about the Traps this Evening
Two car loads wood arrived today from Thos [?]
S Reid
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MAY 14 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & dull after the morning
Had Schr "Carnolia" hove down this morning & finished doing her Bottom
Ernest Carroll & crew came over from Bota last to take chge of Schr "Lady Johnson"
Joseph Johnson & crew started to fit out Schr JS Morris
Hon P Templeman & Levi went to Bonavista today on Train
The Late Mr John Smart was buried today
Another crew of Conception Bay men arrived by train today    A car of Flour put off here today 123 Brl
S Reid

MAY 15 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly & dull in the morning about 4 P.M.    Cleared off fine    Alfred Sweetland & crew came from Bonavista last night to fit out Schr "Raleigh"
Dougald White & crew came down on Train today to fit out Schr "Mary Joseph"
The Late Stella Mifflin was buried this Evening
S Reid

MAY 16 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly & dull    Schr "Kuvera" arrived from Bonavista this morning
Fitted out Schr "Carnolia" today
Very busy in the store today
John Blundon was working today
S Reid
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MAY 18 MONDAY

Wind S West & fine Finished discharging Schr "Kuvera" today & got Ready for St Johns
Schr "Lady Johnson" left for St Johns this morning
Schr JS Morris Ready for St Johns this Evening
Schr "Fearless" arrived from Conception Bay yesterday morning    Very busy in the store today
Schr "Carnolia" left for Conception Bay this morning
John Blundon was Home Sick today
S Reid

MAY 19 TUESDAY

Wind S West blowing strong
J F Hiscock arrived from St Johns this morning
Hon P Templeman & Levi came over from Bont last night by Train was over here all day
SS Kintail arrived here this morning with coal for F. P. U.
John Blundon was home sick today also
Stephen Brown came over from Bonavista last night to help in the shop
S Reid

MAY 20 WEDNESDAY

Wind Easterly dull with rain showers at noon    Schrs "Kuvera" & J S Morris left for St Johns this morning
Had schr Jim L House down today
Hon P Templeman & Levi went to Bonavista today by Train
John Blundon was home today Sick
Fitted out "Mary Joseph" crew today
S Reid
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MAY 21 THURSDAY

Wind SS West dull in the morning   afternoon cleared off fine    Had Schr "Conscript" hove down this Evening
Schr "Cleopatra" arrived from Harbour Grace this Evening
John Blundon not here today
"Mary Joseph" left for Smith Sound this morning
S Reid

MAY 22 FRIDAY

Wind S West fine & hot   had Schrs "Jim L" & "Fearless" hove down today
Hon P Templeman & Harold came over from Bonavista today at noon in Carriage
Commenced Booking Lab Traps today
Fitted out Schr Cataline Crew today
John Blundon not her today
S Reid

MAY 23 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly dull & foggy until 4 P.M. cleared off fine    Had Schr "Fearless" hove down & finished doing her Bottom this Evening
Hon P Templeman went to St Johns Last night by Train    Harold Templeman went to Bonavista by Train today
John Blundon not here today
J S Morris arrived from St Johns 6 oclock this Evening
S Reid
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MAY 25 MONDAY

Wind S West fine & hot - very busy today
Discharged Schr "J S Morris" all to the salt
Schr "Kuvera" arrived from St Johns yesterday Evening    took her deck load off at the public wharf today    Schr "Crescent" arrived from Conception Bay yesterday Evening
Had Schrs "Badin Powell" & "Cleopatra" hove down today
done Boath sides of "Badin Powell"    Schr Cleopatra filled with water & Sank on the Bottom to the wharf    Schr "Cataline" left for Conception Bay this morning
S Reid

MAY 26 TUESDAY

Wind Southerly & dull with rain showers in the afternoon    Fitted out Schr "Fearless" crew today    Taking salt out of Schr "J S Morris" today
Hubert Sweetland & Stephen Brown came over from Bonavista last night the former to help the store the latter to help in the shop
Samuel Dave & Crew come on train to day to Fit out Schr "Jim L"
S Reid

MAY 27 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West & fine after the morning
very busy in the store today    Fitting Schr "Conscripts" Crew Mr Levi Templeman came over on Train last night    Hon P Templeman came from St Johns by Train today
Schr "Agness R" one of Ryans schooners ran into an Iceberg last & was lost    the crew got in to Green Island this evening in punt
S Reid
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MAY 28 THURSDAY

Wind Easterly & foggy all day
Had Schr Transvaal Hove down & finished doing her Bottom this morning
Fitted out "Conscripts" crew today
Very busy again today
Another Batch of Conception Bay arrived today    Schr "Jim L" (Chas Dawe) took his salt out of Sch "Kuvera"
Schr "Baden Powell" took hers also
Hon P Templeman & Levi was over here all day today
S Reid

MAY 29 FRIDAY

Winds North Blowing strong very cold all day    Very busy again today
Fitted "Transvaals" crew today some of "Cleopatra" crew & some of "Glides" & finished schr "Conscript"
Hon P Templeman & Levi here all day today
awful drowning disaster off Halifax yesterday
passenger Steamer Empress of Ireland collided with        [Norwegian vessel Storstad] out of 900 passengers over 500 were drowned
S Reid

MAY 30 SATURDAY

Wind North fist part of Day then vered down Southerly fine all day    partly fitted "Cleopatras" crew    Schr "Conscript" & Transvaal left this morning for Conception Bay this Morning    Had Schr Transvaal & "Plebicite" hove down today


MAY 31 SUNDAY

Hon P Templeman & Levi was over here all day today
Had Sch JS Morris hove down today also
S Reid
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JUNE 1 MONDAY

Wind Southerly & fine had Schr "JS Morris" hove down today & finished doing her Bottom     had Sch "Dreadnought" hove down also
Schrs "Advance" & "Bonavista" arrived Yesterday Evening    Fitted out Schr "Cleopatras" crew today     Hubert Sweetland & Stephen Brown came over from Bonavista to help in store & Shop this morning
S Reid

JUNE 2 TUESDAY

Wind North & raining in the Morning after Breakfast Vered S Easterly & cleared off fine     Fitted Schr "Mary F Haris" today & some of Sch Crescent's crew
Very busy real Rush
S Reid

JUNE 3 WEDNESDAY

Wind North in the morning afternoon vered southerly fine all day
Sch "Drummers Tax" arrived from Flemish Cap last night with about 200 Qts Fish
reports fish fairly Plentiful but very stormy weather
S Reid
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JUNE 4 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & fine Finished doing Schr "Bonavista's" Bottom today & done one side of Schr "Pointers" Bottom
Finished Fitting Schr "Mary F Harris" crew & "Baden Powells" also Fitted schr "Plebicite" crew
Schr "Baden Powell" left for Hr Grace this Evening
S Reid

JUNE 5 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly dull Raw & cold
Fitted Thomas Fry & Crew today not quite so busy in store today
S Reid

JUNE 6 SATURDAY

Wind S West Blowing a gale
Not very busy in store today     Hon P Templeman & Hubert Sweetland went home on Train today
Stephen Brown went over in carriage about 6 p.m.     Finished doing bottom of Schr "Pointer" today & one side of Advance
S Reid
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JUNE 8 MONDAY

Wind N East raw & Cold with snow showers in the Evening     packing & marking up provisions etc all day to go to Labrador on SS Kyle
Had Sch Advance hove down & finished doing her Bottom today
Schr "Kuvera" left for Pools Island Saturday night about 11 oclock    Schrs "Transvaal" & Plebicite" left for Conception Bay yesterday morning    Sch Sunbeam left for Bonavista Bay yesterday morning also
S Reid
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JUNE 11 THURSDAY

Wind SS West & fine after the morning
Finished Fitting Schr "Pointer" & "Bonavista"
Most of the Conception Bay men fitted out now     Hubert Sweetland went home today on Train
S Reid

JUNE 12 FRIDAY

Wind North & dull all day
Fitted Schr Schr Dreadnoughts Crew today      Schrs "Advance" "Pointer" & Bonavista left for home this morning
S Reid

JUNE 13 SATURDAY

Wind S Easterly Moderate & dull
Finished fitting Schr "Dreadnoughts" Crew today the last of the fleet of Conception Bay men
S Reid
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JUNE 16 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly Moderate & fine
not so busy as last week
S Reid

JUNE 17 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly with rain showers
before dinner afternoon wind westerly & cleared off Fine    Not very busy today
John Blundon put bottom in his Traps today
S Reid
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JUNE 19 FRIDAY

Wind S West fine & hot     schr "Theresa" arrived this morning from Harbour Grace
took his supplies for for the Labrador today
S Reid

JUNE 20 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly & dull with Misty Rain
Schr "Dreadnaught" was in here this morning & left again for Labrador     Schr "Cleopatra" arrived here on her way to Labrador
Schr "Ethel" arrived from Indian Arm this Evening for his supplies
S Reid
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JUNE 22 MONDAY

Wind westerly in the morning afternoon vered up from the north fine & warm all day     Schr "Meteor" George Haynes left for the fishery this morning
Joseph Tippett was over to Bonavista today for Goods went back to Bonavista again this Evening with Horse & Cart to haul around coal
S Reid

JUNE 23 TUESDAY

Wind S West fine & hot all day
Bernard Fry & Co Took their supplies today      Schr "Raleigh" arrived here from Bonavista today to get the Bottom done
No Fish around anywhere
Thomas Norman had about Qt off his Trawls in Northern Bight today with fresh caplin that he brought down from Trinity Bay
No caplin Hauled but some on the Fishing Ground & some in Traps at Melrose
S Reid

JUNE 24 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West blowing strong Schr "J S Morris" arrived from St Johns last night with salt & provisions discharged provisions today     Schrs "Mary Joseph" & "Ethel" took their salt out of Sch "J S Morris" today
Nathanial Lodge Sr Died this Evening
S Reid
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JUNE 25 THURSDAY

Wind SS West & fine after the morning
Schr "J S Morris" went to Little Catalina today to Land Salt
S Reid

JUNE 26 FRIDAY

Holiday today all shops closed in honour Kings Birthday
Schr J S Morris finished discharging salt today
The Late Nathanial Lodge was buried today
Joseph Tippett went over to Bonavista today & brought over the Horse
S Reid

JUNE 27 SATURDAY

Wind Westerly & fine     Hon P Templeman & wife was over from Bonavista this Evening
Samuel Hicks had about one Qt Fish out off his trap this morning
S Reid
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JUNE 29 MONDAY

Wind SS West & fine     Schr "J S Morris" left for St Johns this morning
Schr "Mabel" left Saturday evening about 8 oclock    Caplin landed today
Most of the traps put out today     John Blundon put out one of his     Tom Norman had about 2 Qts Fish off his Trawls today
George Gullage had about one Qt off his Trawl nothing out of Traps
S Reid

JUNE 30 TUESDAY

Wind North & fine forenoon     in the evening got dull     John Stone left for St Johns this Morning     Samuel Mifflin went with him
Trawlers in Northern Bight did fairly will with the Fish today     George Dalton had about 3 Qts out of his Trap. Nothing in Nova Scotia Bight out of the Traps
George Gullage had 6 Qts off his Trawls
S Reid

JULY 1 WEDNESDAY

Wind N East dull & raining all afternoon
Nothing out of the Traps today to Blustery for Trawlers out after the morning Trawlers had from to 2 Qts this morning
S Reid
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JULY 2 THURSDAY

Wind North East & raining in the morning afternoon cleared of hard & cloudy
to stormy for the Fisherman to get out in the morning     some of the Trap men went out in the Evening but had nothing
Schr "Raleigh" leaky    Alfred Sweetland had to take out his salt & put it on the wharf to heave down
S Reid

JULY 3 FRIDAY

Wind SS West & fine after the morning
Nothing with Traps or Trawls today
plenty caplin
Had Schr "Raleigh" hove down today to find a leak stopped it & put salt onboard again
S Reid

JULY 4 SATURDAY

Wind SS West dull & foggy out side all day
Schr "J S Morris" arrived from St tucked in here landed J Stone & proceeded on to Bonavista
Schr "Mabel" arrived from St Johns also & left again for La Scie at 2 pm     Garland Clouter had about 10 Qts Fish out of his Trap down to Whales     Back this Morning George Gullage had about 7 Qts off his Trawls little improvement in all the Traps in Northern Bight this morning    Thomas Norman had 7 Qts off his trawls today
S Reid
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JULY 6 MONDAY

Wind S West & fine    Most of the Traps had little Fish this morning     D White 5 or 6 Qts Garland Clouter 5 Qts Jas S Gullage 5 S Hick 21 Theop King 5 Tom King 4 John Blundon 1 George Gullage 7 Qts off his Trawls & in before dinner Thomas Norman 8 Qts
Mr A Lodge went over to Bonavista this morning in Carriage    Jos Tippett went with him & brought back the Horse
S Reid

JULY 7 TUESDAY

Wind N Easterly fine & hot all day
Harry Eddy had punt Load fish out of his Trap    Jas S Gullage 5 Qts Ron Burry 3 or 4 Qts     some of the traps they could not haul owing to the tide Trawlers did not do much today
D White had 60 Qts James Sharp 60 Qts Theoplus King 20 Qts Tom King 20 Qts Robt Lane Tom Norman had 7 Qts off his Trawl
S Reid

JULY 8 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West fine & very Hot - Not much Fish out off the Traps this morning
3 to 5 Qts for Trap in Northern Bight
Nothing out of Trap in Nova Scotia Bight some of the Trawlers done fairly well today    Tom Norman had 5 Qts
S Reid
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JULY 9 THURSDAY

Wind North & blowing strong before dinner
afternoon wind dropped off a little & cleared off fine     Ben Perry had 5 Qts Fish out of his Trap this morning to Green Island Solomon Clouter had 5 Qts Samuel Hick 4 Qts & some of the little Catalina trap had from 3 to 5 Qts
to stormy for the Trawlers to haul
S Reid

JULY 10 FRIDAY

Wind North & Cold in the morning afternoon cleared off fine
Not much Fish out of Traps today    To stormy for the Trawlers to get out
Schr JS Morris left Little Catalina this morning for St Johns     Wm Johnston had about 25 Qts out of his Trap in Northern Bight this Evening
S Reid

JULY 11 SATURDAY

Wind North Blowing strong cleared off fine in the Evening    to Stormy for the Trawlers to get out
Ben Perry had 4 Qts out off his Trap out to Green Island
Nothing worth speaking about out off the Traps in Northern Bight & nothing in Nova Scotia Bight
S Reid
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JULY 13 MONDAY

Wind Easterly & Stormy     John Dalton had about 15 Qts Fish Tom Dalton 8, Will Johnston punt Load Theop King had punt Load George Lodge 6 Qts Ben Perry 5 Qts Isaac Manuel 3 or 4 Qts
Traps in Nova Scotia Bight 1 & 2 Qts
Trawlers 1 & 2 Qts Wm Jno Norman 6 Qts
plenty Caplin     Later Reports Wm Johnston had 70 Qts in his Trap & lost it     Alex Johnston had 20 Qts
S Reid

JULY 14 TUESDAY

Wind North Blowing Strong & Cold in the Morning after noon cleared off fine wind dropped
Throp King had about 12 Qts fish out of his Trap in Northern Bight William Johnston about 10 Alex Johnston about 10 Benjamin Perry 9 Qts
To Stormy for the Trawlers to do anything until late in the Evening
Mr A Lodge went to Bonavista today on Train
S Reid

JULY 15 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly & raining in the morning
afternoon wind vered up from the North
No fish out of Traps or Trawls today
Schr J S Morris arrived from St Johns this morning partly discharged today
Mr A Lodge came over from Bonavista today
S Reid
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JULY 16 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & fine first part of day     Samuel Hick had about 7 or 8 Qts Fish out of his Trap Sol Clouter 3 James Johnston about 12
Trawlers not doing much
Mr Levi Templeman was over here today
Schr "J S Morris" went to Little Catalina after dinner to land some salt
S Reid

JULY 17 FRIDAY

Wind S West Blowing Strong & very Hot
Benjamin Perry had about 19 or 20 Qts Fish today George Dalton had about 12 Qts Ned House had a punt Load     to much wind for the Trawlers to do anything
S Reid

JULY 18 SATURDAY

Wind SS West Blowing hard & very hot
Ben Perry had between 80 & 90 Qts Fish this morning James Nowlan about 40 Qts Ed House about 25 Wm Russell 10 or 12 Isaac Manuel 8 Qts     Nothing in the Traps in
to much wind for the Trawlers to do anything
S Reid
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JULY 20 MONDAY

Wind variable from S.E. to S.W.
Raining from 11 am to 3 pm
Thos Lane had 15 qts Robt Lane 25 qts R Bursey 10 other traps 1 to 5 qts
Capt Rich Hicks buried at 230 pm
Schr Mabel arrived at 4 pm from BVista
J S Courage

JULY 21 TUESDAY

Wind North very moderate and fine in the afternoon
Fish very scarce Garland Clouter had 30 qts at whaleback     Jas Johnson had 55 qts last evening
Schrs J.S.Morris & Mabel left at noon for St Johns. SW Mifflin went over to BVista today
Hon P. Templeman went to BVista by Rail today from St Johns to attend the funeral of his Mother
Mrs Robt Fowler died this afternoon
J S C

JULY 22 WEDNESDAY

Wind East very moderate & foggy
Fish very scarce both with traps and Trawls
Caplin Plentiful D Tax [vessel Drummers Tax] finished baiting here today for Flemish Cap
Mrs Robt Fowler buried this afternoon.
John Blundon & Jas Raymond making bowsprit for Schr J.S. Morris
J S Courage
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JULY 23 THURSDAY

Wind E N E very moderate & foggy
Fish very scarce
A few traps at L Catalina had from 10 to 20 qtl
J Blundon & Jas Raymond working at J S Morris Bowsprit
JSC

JULY 24 FRIDAY

Wind variable from E to S.S.W. very moderate & dull
A little improvement in fishery especially with cod nets nothing with trawls. Garland Clouter had 15 qt Thos Manuel 8 JS Gullage 4 Traps at L Catalina had from 6 to 25 qtls     Caplin in abundance
D. Tax [vessel Drummers Tax] left for F. [Flemish] Caps this morning
S. W. Mifflin went to BVista today with horse. Business very dull
JSC

JULY 25 SATURDAY

Wind S.W. strong breeze moderating in the afternoon with Thunder showers
Capt John Norman arrived from G [Grand] Banks report for 600
Fish very scarce with Traps nothing doing with trawls. B Perry had 15 qt Ed House 12. Codnets doing well
JSC
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JULY 27 MONDAY

Wind S Easterly & dull with Misty Rain
George Lodge Had about 8 Qts Fish this morning Isaac Johnston 6 or 7 Qts
Garland Clouter about 3 Qts
Nothing in Nova Scotia Bight
Average of 4 Qts out of codnets
Nothing on Trawls
Joseph Tippett was over to Bonavista this morning for a load of Goods & went back to Bonavista again this evening with the Horse to haul coal
S Reid

JULY 28 TUESDAY

Wind North dull & cold    Tom Manuel had about 45 Qts Fish out of his Trap late yesterday Evening    Garland Clouter about 25 Qts Alex Johnston Wm Johnston & Wm Reid had from 20 to 25 Qts yesterday evening    also Garland Clouter had 4 or 5 Qts this morning   some of the Little Catalina Traps did well this morning
to Stormy for the Net men to haul
S Reid

JULY 29 WEDNESDAY

Wind S Easterly & fine after the morning
Nothing out of Traps today some of the Traps taken in today     John Blundon took in his Traps today
Doing well with codnets today
S Reid
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JULY 30 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly fine & warm
Nothing out of the Traps today doing well with the codnets
Nothing off the Trawls
Mr Levi Templeman was over here today
S Reid

JULY 31 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly fine & hot
Schr "J S Morris" arrived from St Johns last bought little Freight for here getting New Bowsplit put in her today
No Fish out of Traps today not doing so well with codnets today
S Reid

AUGUST 1 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly fine & very hot
Benjamin Perry had about 7 Qts Fish out of his Trap this morning
Nets from 1 to 3 Qts
Germany declared war against France & Russia today
S Reid
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AUGUST 3 MONDAY

Wind Southerly & dull with rain showers in the afternoon     Fighting between German & Russian Troops started fighting yesterday
French Soldiers repulsed Germans today
Four British Crusiers seized German Liner today with $13.000.000 dollars in Gold and Silver & is towing her to Southampton
Two German steamers reported off St Pierre supposed to be going to Sydney for coal
All Navel Reserve men in training notified to join HMS Calypso
Jim Steed Navel Reserve left Jas Johnston today & proceed to St John's tonight
S Reid

AUGUST 4 TUESDAY

Wind North dull & Cold war news last night reports 7 German Ships & 2 British ships sunk in North Sea also 2.000 soldiers & 2 German officers captured by French & made prisoners
Hon P Templeman & Wife was over from Bonavista today
S Reid

AUGUST 5 WEDNESDAY

Wind S Easterly & foggy on the outside
War News this morning England declared war against Germany last night
C of E Sunday School having their Annual Picnic this Evening    Shop closed afternoon
Robert Brine died today about noon
S Reid
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AUGUST 6 THURSDAY

Wind SWest fine & hot     Methodist Sunday School having their Annual Picnic this Evening      War News today German solders stopped & repulsed with heavy losses on their March through Belgium toward French Territory
S Reid

AUGUST 7 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly & dull      War News today
England gained great Victory over Germany
sank 19 German ships & captured 17 moor (a total of 36) in the North Sea
The British Admiral ship Iron Duke with Adrially Callagan [Admiral George A Callaghan] & 900 men was sunk by German ships & 4 or 5 other English war ships besides
The Germans lost 8000 killed & wounded yesterday in Belgium
The Late Robt Brine was buried today
S Reid

AUGUST 8 SATURDAY

Wind S West fine & hot     Public News today say yesterdays report of war was false there was no battle between English & Germans in North Sea
S Reid
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AUGUST 10 MONDAY

Wind N West - fine Hot & Sultry     Schr "Lady Johnston" arrived here from Bonavista today to get Bottom done     Brought some scantling & clapboard for Catalina Trade. War News Saturday night - 25,000 Germans killed & Wounded in Belgium     todays news 30.000 Germans 15.000 French killed & wounded     Germans attacked British Fleet in North Sea injured British some
one German submarine boat sunk
S Reid

AUGUST 11 TUESDAY

Wind SS West fine very Hot & Sultry
War News last night British Cruiser sank one German Submarine boat
No war news today
S Reid

AUGUST 12 WEDNESDAY

Wind S West fine & hot
No war News today only confirmation of previous message
Had Schr "Lady Johnston" hove down this Evening & done one side of her Bottom
S Reid
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AUGUST 13 THURSDAY

Wind North in the morning afternoon vered in Easterly fine & hot all day
No war news of any importance today
Had Schr "Lady Johnston" hove down & finished her Bottom today
Joseph Tippett went over to Bonavista with horse today to leave him over there
S Reid

AUGUST 14 FRIDAY

Wind SS West fine & hot
Schr "Primavista" arrived from St Johns this morning landed 100 Brl Flour for McCormack & Walsh & Flour Molasses etc for Catalina Trade
No War News today
S Reid

AUGUST 15 SATURDAY

Wind S West - fine & hot
F Hartery came up from Labrador on SS Sagona & is at Bonavista today
War news today confirming previous messages
S Reid
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AUGUST 17 MONDAY

Wind SS West fine & warm forenoon afternoon showery
No war news of any importance today
Had Schr "Primavista" hove down today & painted one side of her Bottom
S Reid

AUGUST 18 TUESDAY

Wind N East & dull in the morning
afternoon vered down southerly & cleared off fine
Had Schr "Primavista" hove down today & finished painting her Bottom
Mr Levi Templeman Wm Templeman & Fred Ryder was over here from Bonavista this Evening
War News today Germans retreating with heavy losses French capturing Guns & Ammunition belonging to them     Message from Paris today says Naval Battle between British & Germans about Canary Islands in which later was sunk & British cruser capturing German steamer load Amunition
S Reid

AUGUST 19 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly dull & foggy & raining all fore noon
No War News today of any importance
S Reid
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AUGUST 20 THURSDAY

Wind North showery afternoon
No war News of any importance today
SS Sagona arrived here 1:30 P.M. on her way to Labrador     Mr F Hartery was on her going on to Labrador again
S Reid

AUGUST 21 FRIDAY

Wind North & cold in the morning afternoon cleared off fine & got warmer
Mr H Lodge & Stewart Courage was up on Trinity Road Bakeapple picking today
No War News of any importance today
Putting lumber on board Schr "Lady Johnston" to go to Bonavista today
S Reid

AUGUST 22 SATURDAY

Wind S Easterly & raining all day after 11 A.M.
No war news today
Schr "Lady Johnston" left for Bonavista this morning
S Reid
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AUGUST 24 MONDAY

Wind Southerly & dull before dinner raining all afternoon
War news today Japan declared war on Germany yesterday    Italy declaring war on Austria today
Big Battle between British French Russians & Belgiums against Germany
S Reid

AUGUST 25 TUESDAY

Wind westerly & fine all day
War News today say Germans defeated the French & took 150 Guns from them also defeated a English Cavalry
S Reid

AUGUST 26 WEDNESDAY

Wind N West & fine     Mr Levi Templeman came over in carriage last & went back again this evening
War news today more favourable yesterdays news exaggerated no guns taken from French & none of the English defeated
S Reid
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AUGUST 27 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & fine
War news today say Germans have been defeated in Belgium & Alsase & the Russians is marching through Germany & is about 150 miles from Berlin
Japanese failed in their attempt on Germans out in China & is going to besiege it
S Reid

AUGUST 28 FRIDAY

Wind SS West fine & hot
War news today Russians are still Marching through Germany & driving the Germans everywhere     British Cruser High Flyer sank German liner Kaiser Wilhelm of coast of Africa
Took in about 40 Qts Fish today
S Reid

AUGUST 29 SATURDAY

Wind Sourtherly & fine packed 10 cask Fish today to ship on SS Fogota tonight
War news today Naval Battle in North sea between British & German British sunk 2 German Crusers disabled one & Badly damaged many more
British torpedo Boat Sunk German torpedo Boat in China Sea also
Battle yesterday between English & German Troops in which the latter was repulsed with heavy losses
British lost heavily also    Schr "Drummers Tax" arrived from Flemish Cap with about 40 Qts Cod & 60 Qts hring
S Reid
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AUGUST 31 MONDAY

Wind Southerly & raining in the morning afternoon cleared off fine & sultry
War news today the British Cruser Rainbow & a French Cruser captured a German Cruser on the Pacific coast after 2 hours fight & is towing her in British Columbia after 4 or 5 days fighting
in Belgium the British lost between 5 & 6 thousand the Germans many times that number     the French held their own against the Germans but no report of their losses
Mr Wm White of Stephen died Saturday night
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 1 TUESDAY

Wind North dull in the morning afternoon cleared off fine     War news today French had a brilliant victory over Fifty Thousand Germans     in other Battles the Germans won victories in one & the French Victories in another
The Late Mr Wm White was buried this Evening
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY

Wind N East fine & warm after the morning
War News today say French drove back Germans on the left wing
Russians Crushingly defeated the Austrians with loss of 20 000 men & that Austria are calling in her troops from German & Serbia Frontier
British have capured German shipping to the amount of 350 million dollars
S Reid
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SEPTEMBER 3 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly fine in the morning afternoon foggy
War News today Germans steadily advancing     Allies slowly falling back but English cavalry defeated German Cavalry on Sunday & captured 10 Guns from Germans     Germany have withdrawn all troops from Alsase to strengthen their force against Russia in Eastern Frontier
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 4 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly fine & fair most of the day but Foggy in the evening
War News today rumoured that the Germans are within 50 miles of Paris but not confirmed
French Troops now occupy Alsace
SW Mifflin & Stewart Courage went to Elliston this Evening in carriage to look at a cow there for sale
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 5 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly fine & hot
War News today England have 72.000 Russian Troops in Scotland ready to send to Ostma Belgium & that British & French have stopped the Germans 40 miles outside of Paris
Mr Levi Templeman was over from Bot today in carriage
S Reid
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SEPTEMBER 7 M0NDAY

Wind Southerly dull & showery
No War News of any Importance     The Germans sunk 7 Trawlers in the North Sea on Saturday
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 8 TUESDAY

Wind southerly Thunder storm in the morning showry all forenoon
afternoon cleared off fine
War News today Engagement between allies & Germans. Germans were driven back & Germans were retreating. Also Battle between Russians & Austrians & that the Austrians were driven Back with heavy losses
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 9 WEDNESDAY

Wind North dull & cold     Mr A Lodge & Stuart Courage was up trouting today
War news last night & today more encouraging
Allied Armies driving Germans back & taking many prisoners    Russians Captured 70.000 men & 300 cannons reported     Francis Joseph stricken with paralysis & in critical condition     Late message this Evening say that Germans in their mad rush to Paris did not stop to bury their dead & bodies are piled high in fields in Northern France
S Reid
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SEPTEMBER 10 THURSDAY

Wind North dull and very Cold
News from Front indicate that the German army are retreating before the English & French
The German attempt of getting into Paris has failed. The Austrian losses are reported to be 120,000 or of their army
Business continues to be very dull
SS Kyle arrived at 7 pm from Labrador reporting a considerable improvement in fishery outlook. S. Reid off for a few day prepartatory to going to Labrador
JSC

SEPTEMBER 11 FRIDAY

Wind North finer than yesterday but cold
News from Front say that allies are still advancing. British captured 12 maxim guns.
Business very dull
Ezra Wettshire & Mrs Wm Lodge were marred last night
JSC

SEPTEMBER 12 SATURDAY

Wind North in morning and dull & cold cleared at noon getting quite warm wind veering from East. Business dullest day for summer almost every body berry picking
JSC
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SEPTEMBER 14 MONDAY

Wind S West fine & warm
War news today say Germans falling back everywhere leaving wounded Guns & Ammunition     French Battalions Captured whole Army Corps Artillery amounting to about 160 Guns
Russians Captured 90.000 men killed & wounded 40.000 Austrians also captured quite a lot of Guns & Ammunition
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 15 TUESDAY

Wind variable & moderate fine & hot
War News today Russians in the past 17 days Battle Captured 180.000 prisoners 450 Field Guns 1.000 Fortress Guns 4.000 transport wagons & defeated a German army     Germans loosing 50.000 men
The allied armies in France hoping to the whole German army & making their retreat a disaster
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 16 WEDNESDAY

Wind North dull & cold     No War News of any importance only British captured 600 German prisoners & 12 Guns
The enemy entrenching getting ready for another Big Battle
S Reid
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SEPTEMBER 17 THURSDAY

Wind North & cold
War News today say German still retreating with heavy losses
Russians making rapid progress through Galilia & Austria
Schr "Kuvera" arrived at Pools Island today with 400 Qts Labrador Fish
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 18 FRIDAY

Wind North Cold & raining all day
No War News of any Importance today
reported German Cruiser Sank five English steamers on the coast of India but this is not confirmed
S Reid

SEPTEMBER 19 SATURDAY

Wind North dull & very cold
No War News of any Importance today
S Reid
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SEPTEMBER 21 MONDAY

Wind East very moderate & dull
S Reid went to Bonavista this afternoon to connect with Mabel for Labrador
JSC

SEPTEMBER 22 TUESDAY

Wind North West but very moderate
Kuvera arrived from Labrador via Pools Isld with 400 qtls
JSC

SEPTEMBER 23 WEDNESDAY

Wind SW very fine & warm
Mary Joseph arrived from Labrador with 100 quintals of fish    Sch Lady Johnston arrived from St Johns at noon with a load for Catalina & Bonavista Trade. Took in some fish in the afternoon
Joseph Tippett
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SEPTEMBER 24 THURSDAY

Wind S.W. very sultry
took in about 20 qtl fish & packed 8 Casks small Mble to ship by Rail this evening
JSC

SEPTEMBER 25 FRIDAY

Wind S.E. very Moderate and foggy
Kuvera Ballested today by Summer crew
Mr Levi Templeman came from BVista at 5 pm
Jos Tippet went to BVista with Fish Casks
JSC

SEPTEMBER 26 SATURDAY

Wind N.E. dull & foggy all day
Kuvera finished getting ready for Labrador today. Packed 8 drums of Cod fish today. Kuvera's crew came on today excepting James Sharp
J.W.C.
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SEPTEMBER 28 MONDAY

Wind N.E. and very dull fore part of day. in the evening it sprang up a gale with rain
Schr Kuvera left for Pools Island with summers crew.
J W Clouter

SEPTEMBER 29 TUESDAY

Wind about North very dull
Heard of several wrecks at Bonavista.
J.W. Clouter

SEPTEMBER 30 WEDNESDAY

Wind N.E. very cold & damp
Mr S.W. Mifflin went to Bonavista by Rail today
Our Volunteer boys which came yesterday left for St John's this pm and had a very good send off
J.W. Clouter
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OCTOBER 1 THURSDAY

Wind Western little fine today took in some of Kuvera's fish today
Schr Urna arrived to the Union Premises today to take a load of fish from the Union Store
JWC

OCTOBER 2 FRIDAY

Wind N by W very cold took in little fish today
Schr Raleigh came from Bonavista today and landed her salt & fishing gear
Mrs McCormack died at 4 pm
J.W. Clouter

OCTOBER 3 SATURDAY

Wind North & fine all day, very busy on the Wharf this evening taking in fish. Skipper Geo Haynes arrived home last night, with about 40 qtls fish
Schr Lizzie Guy 300 qtls and Taylor Hiscook 260 qtls also arrived last night
JWC
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OCTOBER 5 MONDAY

Wind W by N and not very fine
Mrs McCormack was buried yesterday at 2.30 pm. and had a very large funeral
Our Volunteer lads left for England by S.S. Florizel yesterday in company with the Canadian regiment which had 31 transports and was guarded by 6 British Warships
We wish them good luck and a safe return
Skipper Levi came over yesterday
J W Clouter

OCTOBER 6 TUESDAY

Wind North and moderate all day    Schr Uron left for St Johns this morning and the Maiden Bower hauled down to the Union premises to load fish for St John's. Schr Primavista left for St Johns early this morning.
Took in little fish today.
War News very encouraging this last week    Allies are all the time advancing and Germans retireing
J W Clouter

OCTOBER 7 WEDNESDAY

Wind N.W. and fine all day
Taking fish today also packing same
J W Clouter
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OCTOBER 8 THURSDAY

Wind West and fine, packing fish all day
Dchr "Drummers Tax" arrived today from St John's with part load of coal to Mc C & Walsh
J G Stone M.H.A. went North on the Prospero last night
Two horses over from Bonavista today and took over 30 Fish cask
Took in 240 qtl Fish today
J W. Clouter

OCTOBER 9 FRIDAY

Wind West very fine
Joe Tippett went to BVista today for goods
Took 50 qtls fish today
Pack 40 casks
JSC

OCTOBER 10 SATURDAY

Wind S.W. very fine
Took in 30 qtls Fish
Finished packing at noon
Shipped 20 Bals Flour to Labrador
JSC
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OCTOBER 12 MONDAY

Wind S.W. Blowing very strong breeze
Jas Powell came over with Mrs Moulton this morning
PrimaVista arrived from St Johns at 4 pm. Shipped 20 Bl Flour to Labrador yesterday by Kyle
JSC

OCTOBER 13 TUESDAY

Wind North strong breeze about 30 schooners left for St Johns at 7 am.
Fogota arrived at 9 pm
Mrs P Templeman arrived by Fogota and Jos Tippit went to BVista with her immediately after arrival here
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OCTOBER 14 WEDNESDAY

Wind N.W. moderate Breeze good day for handling Fish
Took about 40 qts
150 Brls Comet Flour arrived here by Rail this morning
PrimaVista left here this morning for B Vista & F Shore
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OCTOBER 15 THURSDAY

Wind S West moderate Breeze
Shipped 56 Cask, Lge Fish by Rail
Took in 12 qtls
Capt John Norman arrived from Labrador reporting fish very scarce
Mr Alfred Sweetland died at B Vista today
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OCTOBER 16 FRIDAY

Wind S W moderate Breeze rained about 2 hours in forenoon then cleared away fine. Horse hauling Cask fish to wharf for Prospero
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OCTOBER 17 SATURDAY

Wind N W in early morning veered to South in the forenoon and very clear & fine
Took about 35 qtls of fish
Shipped 22 Cask S Mble & 44 S Madeira by Prospero at 8 am
Mr Levi Templeman came from B Vista by last nights train    Mr P Templeman came over in carriage this morning only remained about one hour
Mrs Maria Sheppard died this morning
Captain Ronald House arrived from Labrador last night and sailed for Hr Breton this morning accompanied by Capt Jno Norman
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0CT0BER 19 MONDAY

Wind North very moderate
Took in 20 qtls fish
Geo Haynes Wm Haynes & Chas Haynes went to Southern Bay to bring down Ethel
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OCTOBER 20 TUESDAY

Wind South very moderate calm in the afternoon
Capt Jno Power arrived this morning from Labrador going to Hr Grace with a dead corpse on board
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OCTOBER 21 WEDNESDAY

Wind S.W. dull in forenoon but fine in the afternoon very moderate
Schr Advance arrived from Trinity Bay with 300 qtls Labrador fish    Also the Mary Joseph with 120
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OCTOBER 22 THURSDAY

Wind N by E strong breeze and very cold with occasional showers
Finished discharging Advance this morning and packed 10 Casks of fish
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OCTOBER 23 FRIDAY

Wind North blowing a strong breeze with occasional showers of hail
Packed 20 Cask Labrador fish this afternoon
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OCTOBER 24 SATURDAY

Wind S.W. blowing a strong breeze veered to North at 5 pm with rain
Lady Johnston and about 40 other schooners arrived from St Johns at 3pm
packed 43 Casks Lab Fish
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OCTOBER 26 MONDAY

Wind S.E. fine before noon raining afternoon
About 30 sail of schooners left in the morning for northern ports about 20 arrive in the afternoon from St John's    Lady Johnston left early in the morning for Bonavista
took in 7 quintals of fish
Joseph Tippett

OCTOBER 27 TUESDAY

Wind variable from East to S.S.W. very moderate and showery
Heavy rain at 6 pm with one flash of Lightning & thunder
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OCTOBER 28 WEDNESDAY

Wind veered to N.N. W. at 9 am very strong breeze for two hours with very heavy rain.
Packed 12 Drums small Mble fish to be shipped tonight with 50 Cask Labrador
Weather in the afternoon fine but cold
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OCTOBER 29 THURSDAY

Wind S.W. strong Breeze fine & clear too soft for spreading fish
Geo Hayne arrived last night from BVista Bay with schr Ethel
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OCTOBER 30 FRIDAY

Wind East very moderate with mist at 5 pm
Mary F Harris arrived this morning from Hr Grace with 190 qtls Lab Fish balance of cargo collected on Labrador
Packed 20 Casks Lab this afternoon
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OCTOBER 31 SATURDAY

Wind S.E. moderate gale with very heavy Rain in the forenoon    Wind veered to S at 3 pm moderate and clearing
Mr S Reid & John G Courage arrived by Train last night from BVista after landing from S S Kyle from Labrador reports Kuvera dismasted at Domino Run last Friday 23 inst with 3170 qtls Fish on board
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NOVEMBER 2 MONDAY

Wind Westerly & dull Took Fish out of Schr "Mary F Harris"
Schr "Lady Johnston" arrived here noon on her way to St Johns with a load of Lumber
The Late William Rodgers was buried yesterday
S Reid

NOVEMBER 3 TUESDAY

Wind Southerly & dull
Business very dull today    Messrs Levi & Harold Templeman came over from Bonavista this Evening in Carriage
S Reid

NOVEMBER 4 WEDNESDAY

Wind North with sleety snow showers
Schr "Carnolia" arrived from Conception Bay 1 PM.    Schr "JS Morris" arrived from Labrador about 2 PM. He has on board between 11 & 12 Hundred Qts Fish & 9 freighters & their Luggage belong to Conception Bay
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 5 THURSDAY

Wind S Easterly with sleety Snow before noon afternoon raining
Messrs Levi & Harold Templeman was over from Bonavista today in Carriage
S Reid

NOVEMBER 6 FRIDAY

Wind Easterly with sleety Snow showers all day     Schr "Mary F Harris" left for Conception Bay just before noon
Commenced taking Fish out of Schr "JS Morris" today
Schr "Mabel" arrived from Labrador this Evening
S Reid

NOVEMBER 7 SATURDAY

Wind North dull & cold     Taking Fish out of Schr J S Morris today
Mrs P Templeman & Harold was over from Bonavista today in Carriage
Three Horses over from Bonavista today with Fish Cask
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 9 MONDAY

Wind S West dull & soft     Discharged Schr "Mabel" today 929 Qts Lab Fish
Mr Levi Templeman & Harold was over from Bonavista in Carriage today     Three Horses over from Bonavista also with Fish Cask
S Reid

NOVEMBER 10 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly & snowing all day up to 4 P.M turned to rain & rained very hard all the evening
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 12 THURSDAY

Wind Southerly & fine before noon after noon very dull
Had some fish spread out to dry today
S Reid

NOVEMBER 13 FRIDAY

Wind westerly dull & cloudy
Sch "Lady Johnston" arrived from St John's last night she brought little Freight for Catalina Trade & some for Bot Trade    discharged today    Sch "Cleopatra" arrived from Hr Grace with a load of coal    Schr "Dreadnought" arrived from Western Bay also
Messrs A B Morine & W F Coaker & several delegates arrive this morning on Train for annual convention of F.P.U.
Schr "Mabel" left for St Johns this morning
S Reid

NOVEMBER 14 SATURDAY

Wind S Easterly snowing before noon in the evening turned to rain. Finished discharging Schr "Cleopatra" coal before dinner
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 16 MONDAY

Wind SS West dull & cold
F.P.U. started their annual convention this morning in the orange Hall
A patriotic Meeting was held in the orange Hall yesterday evening the speakers were Revs Chamberlan & Bugdon & Messrs A B Morine & W F Coaker
SS Ethie was here yesterday from Conception Bay her mission off the usual route was to Bring the Union delegates from Conception Bay
S Reid

NOVEMBER 17 TUESDAY

Wind about S West with rain showers in the morning     Methodist people had a pork & cabbage supper & the C of E had an entertainment last - boath places did well financially
S Reid

NOVEMBER 18 WEDNESDAY

Wind Westerly with Snow Showers at noon in the evening cleared off fine & cold & commenced to Freeze
SS Prospero arrived from North at 330 P.M. bringing some of the Union delegates from White Bay & Green Bay
Schr "Cataline" arrived from Conception Bay with about 600 Qts Lab Fish
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 19 THURSDAY

Wind N West fine & cold    Schr "Conscript" arrived from Conception Bay to lay up for the winter
Commenced discharging Schr "Cataline" today
Hon P Templeman & wife & Harold was over from Bonavista today
F Hartery & Schr "Kuvera" crew arrived yesterday Evening by SS Kyle
S Reid

NOVEMBER 20 FRIDAY

Wind S East Blowing strong & Snowing from noon until dark    Hon P Templeman went to Bonavista on the 7 A.M. Train & him & Harold came over again before dinner in Carriage
John T Hiscock while beating out the harbour in his Schr some of the wheel Gear gave out & She went ashore in Green Island Tickle & beat up (total wreck)     Schr "Pointer" arrived from Conception Bay today Just as the snow came on
S Reid

NOVEMBER 21 SATURDAY

Wind Southerly with rain showers all day
Hon P Templeman went to Bonavista this Evening on Train
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 23 MONDAY

Wind about SS West soft & fine most of the day
Business very dull today
S Reid

NOVEMBER 24 TUESDAY

Wind N West fine until Evening about 4 OClock came on snow showers
Had 50 Brs Comet Flour come in on Train today     Horses hauled 100 cask Lab Fish up to the station today
Schr "Baden Powell" arrived 1 P.M. from Harbour Grace
Quite a few Conception Bay men come in on Train today to settle up their summers affairs
S Reid

NOVEMBER 25 WEDNESDAY

Wind N West & fine Schr "Advance" arrived from Trinity Bay Last Night to Lay up for the winter
8 or 9 Conception Bay men came in on Train today to settle up
Hon P Templeman & wife & Harold came over from Bonavista just before dinner
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 26 THURSDAY

Wind Westerly & dull in the morning afternoon cleared off fine
Schr "Plebicite" arrived from Southern Bay with Mathews & Thos Frys Fish
Messrs Levi & Harold Templeman came over from Bonavista in carriage this Evening
S Reid

NOVEMBER 27 FRIDAY

Wind Southerly dull & soft
Hon P Templeman & wife went over to Bonavista this morning on Train
Hon P & Levi come over here again before dinner in Carriage
S Reid

NOVEMBER 28 SATURDAY

Wind N West fine & cold Schr "Primavista" arrived from French Shore today at 1 oclock with a load of Fish
S Reid
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NOVEMBER 30 MONDAY

Wind S West first part of day afternoon vered up from the North fine all day
Commenced discharging Schr "Primavista" today
S Reid

DECEMBER 1 TUESDAY

Wind Easterly & fine in the morning afternoon dull & cold     Finished discharging Schr "Primavista" today Hon P Templeman & Levi came over from Bonavista this Evening in Carriage
S Reid

DECEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY

Wind North & dull
Schr "Plebicite" Sam Bishop left for Random this morning
S Reid
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DECEMBER 3 THURSDAY

Wind Easterly dull & cold
There was two Horses over from Bonavista today brought over Fish cask & took back goods landed form "Primavista"
S Reid

DECEMBER 5 SATURDAY

Wind North & cold with snow showers before dinner     SS Prospero arrived here going North     Hon P Templeman went down on her
S Reid
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DECEMBER 7 MONDAY

Wind North fine & cold
Business very dull today
Two Horses over from Bonavista today with Cask
S Reid

DECEMBER 8 TUESDAY

Wind N East & fine     Schr "JS Morris" arrived from St Johns last night
brought little Freight for F.P.U. & some for P T     Public News today say Germans lost one Hundred thousand men taking Lodz a city in Poland
S Reid

DECEMBER 9 WEDNESDAY

Wind North & very cold
Business very dull today
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DECEMBER 10 THURSDAY

Wind N West fine & cold
Not much doing today
S Reid

DECEMBER 11 FRIDAY

Wind Easterly & dull about 4 P.M.
came on to snow & snowed all the evening
S Reid

DECEMBER 12 SATURDAY

Wind N West & fine     Mr Levi Templeman & Wm Ryan was over from Bonavista this Evening in Carriage
S Reid
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DECEMBER 14 MONDAY

Wind about South dull & cold
Hauling down Flour from the Station today
S Reid

DECEMBER 15 TUESDAY

Wind westerly & fine blowing very hard
Schr "Mabel" arrived from St Johns last night
S Reid

DECEMBER 16 WEDNESDAY

Wind N West Blowing strong but fine     Discharging Schr "Mabel" & hauling goods to Station today
Schr Prospero arrived from North today at noon     Hon P Templeman came back on her
Mr Levi Templeman was over here in Carriage
S Reid
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DECEMBER 17 THURSDAY

Wind Westerly & fine
Three of the Bonavista Horses over today
Ker oil etc from Schr "Mabel"
Four German Cruisers left the Kiel Canal & went over & shelled 3 seaport Towns in England today & returned safe
S Reid

DECEMBER 18 FRIDAY

Wind Westerly fine & cold     packing Labrador Fish all day & hauling it to the Station
Damage done by German Cruisers yesterday in England 50 Killed Mostly women & children several Houses & churches etc destroyed
Three steamers sank by Mines supposed to have been laid by German Cruisers yesterday
S Reid

DECEMBER 19 SATURDAY

Wind S West & fine
One Horse over from Bonavista today took back Ker Oil
S Reid
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DECEMBER 21 MONDAY

Wind N West fine & cold
Hauled 45 cask Lab Fish to Station
S Reid

DECEMBER 22 TUESDAY

Wind S Easterly & Snowing in the morning afternoon vered westerly & blew very strong & cleared off fine
Hon P Templeman came over here today in Carriage & went back in Train
Noah Blundon & Miss Leah Sheppard were married this evening at 5 oclock
S Reid

DECEMBER 23 WEDNESDAY

Wind Westerly with snow showers all day     commenced taking coal out of Schr "Mabel" today
S Reid
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DECEMBER 24 THURSDAY

Wind N west fine & frosty     Finished discharging schr "Mabel" coal today
Wm Ryan was over from Bonavista today with cart brought over [?] & took back Ker Oil
S Reid

DECEMBER 25 FRIDAY

General Holiday
S Reid

DECEMBER 26 SATURDAY

General Holiday
S Reid
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DECEMBER 28 MONDAY

Wind S West in the morning about 10 AM came on to snow at 1 P.M. Wind vered westerly
Very Ruff for awile then cleared off fine & frosty
Commenced taking stock in the storm today
S Reid

DECEMBER 29 TUESDAY

Wind Westerly & fine     had some Labrador Fish spread out today
S Reid

DECEMBER 30 WEDNESDAY

Wind Southerly & Mild
Mr Levi Templeman came over from Bonavista last night & is over here all day
S Reid
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DECEMBER 31 THURSDAY

Wind westerly & fine after the morning in the evening got frosty
Jos Tippett went to Bonavista this morning with Mr Levi Templeman
S Reid
 

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