Location: Nova Scotia

Micmac Customs And Traditions

My information about the customs and traditions of the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia has been derived almost entirely from Abram and Newell Glode, the first a man of seventy-three years, the latter somewhat younger and of exceptionally pure blood for a time when none are wholly so. These two Indians have justly achieved a reputation among their tribe for intelligence and knowledge of their native lore. During the many days I have spent with them at Digby and elsewhere I have invariably found them as eager and interested in being questioned as I was in catechizing them. However,...

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Outhouse, John T. – Obituary

Released From Suffering The Death Of John T. Outhouse At La Grande Last Tuesday After many years of constant suffering, John T. Outhouse a well known resident of Union county passed away last Tuesday morning at his home in La Grande. Mr. Outhouse was a native of Nova Scotia, born November 16, 1828. Coming to Oregon in 1850 he located at Portland and was one of the first school teachers in the Willamette valley, In 1879 he came to the Grande Ronde valley following the evocation of teacher in La Grande, Union and other places in the county. In 1880, he was elected superintendent of public schools and filled that office with alacrity. Four years ago he was appointed by President Cleveland as receiver of public monies at the La Grande land office, a position he still held at the time of his death. For many years Mr. Outhouse has been a victim of rheumatic gout at times so severely suffering that his life was despaired of and for several years past he had been compelled to depend entirely upon crutches to move about. In politics Mr. Outhouse was an unflinching democrat tree to his party and its supporters and one of the most astute politicians in the state. The funeral took place at La Grande this morning, Rev. Wm. Powell of the Episcopal church officiating. Te remains are...

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Biography of Hiram Doncaster

HIRAM DONCASTER. – No one seems to operate so much in the capacity of a creator as the shipbuilder. The products of his brain and hand have a life of their own, are given a name, and have their own personality. Shipbuilding on the Sound is, moreover, an important business; and the masters of this craft are men of distinction. One of these is the man whose name appears at the head of this sketch. He was born in Nova Scotia in 1838, and first came to this coast via Panama in the year 1856, mining in Plumas county two years, and pushing out with the stampede to the Frazer river mines in 1858, fighting Indians more or less the whole distance. After eleven years on the coast, he went back to the East on a visit of three months, and returning began work at his trade, or art, becoming a prolific builder of crafts of all kinds. He worked in San Francisco at the shipyards of Middlemas & Bool, Nova Scotians. At Port Ludlow, Washington Territory, he built the bark Forest Queen. At the mouth of the Umpqua he built the little steamer Swan, which made the first and only and probably last trip to Roseburg, on the violent Umpqua river. In San Francisco again he built the Steamer Enterprise, considered at the time the finest and fastest...

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