T.H. Haviland re-elected as mayor of Charlottetown

Jim Hornby
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The Islander, Aug. 5

CIVIC ELECTIONS. The annual Civic Elections for this City came off on Tuesday last, as resulted as follows:

T.H. Haviland, Mayor, (re-elected).

Common Councillors, re-elected:

Ward No. 1    A.H. Yates

Ward No. 2    John H. Gates

Ward No. 3    John Brecken

Ward No. 5    Theoph. Desbrisay

Ward No. 4    (elected), Mark Butcher.

Jim Hornby: Mark Butcher emigrated to the Island with his family from Suffolk, England, in 1829. He became a renowned cabinet-maker and furniture designer with an extensive home and export trade — an advocate of home manufacture who lead by example. He was also an architect.

The Islander, Aug. 5

    The Cheapest Haying Tools!







    are to be had at W.E. Dawson's, Charlottetown.

The Protestant, Aug. 6

The Americans are doing a good fishery business this season. The captain of a vessel which arrived in Richibucto, New Brunswick, the other day, reports that just outside the harbor he counted over 400 American schooners busily engaged in their remunerative and money-making employment. (Hfx. Chron.)

J.H.: The 1854 Reciprocity Treaty that permitted Islanders free trade with the United States also gave the Americans access to the rich fisheries of the Gulf, which, as the story underlines, they fully exploited.

The Protestant, Aug. 6

The arrangement for obtaining daily Telegrams, we are glad to say, works well so far, and places the latest news in the possession of the people of this Island in the most expeditious manner possible. For instance, the Examiner of Monday gave the news up to that morning, the Vindicator of Wednesday down to the previous evening, the Monitor of Thursday and yesterday's Islander that of Wednesday, and our present number carries it down to last night, when, it will be seen, that somewhat important news has been received from the States.

J.H.: The underwater telegraph cable was laid between Cape Traverse and Cape Tormentine in 1852, providing a vital link to news of the world.

The Vindicator, Aug. 10

We understand that Robert P. Haythorne, Esq., has offered his Estate to his tenants at the rate of 12 s. 6 d. per acre, and six years allowed for the payment. This is creditable, and it would be well for the learned Attorney General, [Edward Palmer], who exerted himself whilst in London so wonderfully on behalf of the Tenants, to follow the laudable example of Mr. Haythorne. Patriotism is a very fine thing, Mr. Palmer, so long as you get paid for it; but, in order to appear consistent, we think the time has arrived when you should do something for your tenants. The example which yourself, Mr. Haythorne, and probably other local proprietors would thus set to the "absentees" might be the means of making freemen of all the tenants of this Island, and thus settling, forever, the Land Question. If the agitation and exertions of the Tenant League did no other good than to obtain those fair terms from Mr. Haythorne for his tenants, that much-denounced union is deserving of the thanks of the community generally.

Royal Gazette, Aug. 10

Road Compensation Notice.

WHEREAS a writ has been issued, directed to me, under and by virtue of an Act intituled "An Act to regulate the laying out and altering of Highways," whereby I am commanded to summon a jury to determine what damage or advantage will accrue to those persons who are interested in the Land through which a certain new road is intended to be made, commencing at Peter McNutt's farm, and terminating on the Darnley Road, and which Road will run through the farms of Peter McNutt and Peter Morrison.

Now I do hereby give public notice to all parties, that I will commence the execution of such writ by attending with the jury at Peter McNutt's farm, Darnley, on Monday the 29th day of AUGUST next, at the hour of 10 o'clock, forenoon, and from thence I will proceed with the jury along the said new line of Road, and complete the inquest according to law.

Given under my hand this twenty-first day of July, 1864, at Princetown Royalty.


Road Commissioner

District No. 7, Prince County.

The Monitor, Aug. 11

POLICE COURT. Patrick Goodman appeared to answer a summons for having on Sunday last supplied spirituous liquor to a person not a boarder at his tavern. Mary Jones was sworn and examined. Case dismissed, defendant warned to be more particular in future. (Peter MacGowan, City Clerk.)

The Monitor, Aug. 11

LAUNCHED. On Wednesday last, from the shipward of Mr. Joseph Fisher, Hillsborough River, for Robert Longworth, Esq., of this City, a very fine juniper-built, copper-fastened Barque, to class 7 years, of about 300 tons register, called the "Prince Victor."

J.H.: Robert Longworth was of the prosperous merchant/shipbuilder class during those prosperous, independent years of the 1860s.

The Monitor, Aug. 11

TEA. The Ladies of Bonshaw contemplate getting up a TEA, on Wednesday the 24th August, in aid of the New Church in the course of erection there. Tea will be served at 2 p.m. For the accommodation of friends in Charlottetown, the steamer "Heather Belle" will leave Pope's Wharf at 8 a.m., calling at MacEachern's wharf. Fare is 1s. 6d. from Charlottetown and back again. Children under 10 half price.

Jim Hornby’s column, 1864: The Way We Were: gleanings from Charlottetown’s newspapers, will be presented in The Guardian every Monday throughout 2014 (on holiday Mondays when there is no paper, it will appear on Tuesdays). It contains excerpts from various newspapers of that era, as well as Hornby’s comments on what he has found. To give feedback on this feature, which is presented in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Charlottetown Conference, contact the author at hornby@pei.sympatico.ca.

Organizations: Land Question, Tenant League, New Church

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland, Suffolk England Richibucto New Brunswick United States Cape Tormentine London Darnley Road Hillsborough River Bonshaw

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