Old St. Andrews



Richard Benedict Van Horne



Richard Benedict Van Horne


Aug. 4/1892
Flying to St. Andrews. President Van Horne Makes Fast Time Between Saint John and St. Andrews.
The railroad record between Saint John and St. Andrews was badly fractured on Friday last. The parties largely responsible for this deed were John McKenna and “Haggerty’s flyer.”
            It was 1:50 o’clock, standard time, when President Van Horne of the CPR, and his son R. B. Van Horne; Vice-president Shaughnessy; Lt. Governor Kirkpatrick, of Ontario; R. B.  Angus, a prominent director of the CPR; Superintendent Timmerman, of the Atlantic Division; H. H. McLean, managing director of the Shore Line railway, and two or three other officials of lesser note, settled themselves in Mr. Van Horne’s sumptuous private car “Saskatchewan” at the Saint John station, preparatory to making one of the fastest runs ever made between that city and the Canadian Saratoga.


July 5/1894
A Railway Horror
Fiendish Work of Train Wreckers
 A Train is Thrown from the Track and Several Lives Lost. Story of the Disaster from the Lips of President Van Horne’s Son
A thrill of horror ran through the town on Monday, when the report was circulated that the east-bound CPR train had been wrecked that morning near Moosehead Lake and several lives lost.
            The facts which came to hand on Monday were of a meagre character, so that the people had to wait until the following day’s mail for the full particulars.
            R. B. Van Horne, son of President Van Horne of the CPR, was a passenger on the wrecked train, on his way to St. Andrews. he had with him two friends, S. F. Rutherford and G. S. Rutherford, of Montreal, and also Mr. McDonald, the president’s private secretary. When Mr. Van Horne, reached St. Andrews on Tuesday he was sought out b the Beacon, and very kindly consented to state all he knew concerning the disaster.
            “The accident,” said Mr. Van Horne, “happened about 5 o’clock on Monday morning. The train, which was made up of mail, baggage, second-class, first-class and sleeping cars, attached to the engine in the order named, was approaching the trestle which bridges the western outlet of Moosehead lake, about fifteen miles from Greenville, when the engine struck an obstruction on the track, and leaping over the rails bore the trestle down.


Dec 13, 1894
Mr. W. C. Van Horne and Mr. R. B. Van Horne have gone to Europe. Their trip will include the south of France, Italy, Algiers and England. They will return about February 1st.


Jan 17/1895
Montreal Star—Mr R. B. Van Horne, only son of Sir William Van Horne, who has spent the Christmas holidays in town, has returned to the Military Academy at SingSing, NY.—Mrs. Robert Meighen and Miss Meighen are among the recent arrivals from Montreal at Lakewood, New Jersey. A later report says Mrs. Meighan and Miss Meighen have left Lakewood, to seek a warmer climate at Ashville, North Carolina; where they will make a stay of some weeks should Miss Meighen’s health permit.


Feb 7/1895
Mr. R. B. Van Horne, who has been spending a short vacation in town, returned to Boston to resume his studies at the Institute of Technology. Montreal Star.


Aug 8/1895
R. B. Van Horne, with his friends, S. F. Rutherford, and F. Meysenberg, who are visiting him at Coven, went to Saint John on Monday.


Aug 29/1895
There was a marked contrast between the appearance of things within and without the Algonquin on Saturday night. It was the occasion of the grand fancy dress ball, and while outside the rain pelted piteously against the roof and dark clouds obscured the glory of the heavens, inside all was brightness, gayety and vivacity. Nearly all the characters who participated in the wax works were represented on the floor, besides man new ones. In the grand march the Marquis of Lorne (G. H. McCarthy) led off with Princess Louise (Miss Parker), while behind them was a brilliant throng of historical, classic and miscellaneous figures. [Old Woman, French Laundress, Flower girl, French Nurse] . . . The ladies' attendants at the Algonquin intend holding a ball in the Land Company Building this evening . . . Achilles, R. B. Van Horne


Aug 27/1896
Mr. B. Van Horne arrived from Winnipeg at Covenhoven on Minister’s Island on Saturday morning, the 22nd inst. He was accompanied by his young friend, Mr. James Ross, of Montreal. they are both very fine looking young men, the picture of health and strength.


Sept 2/1897
R. B. Van Horne, who has been with the surveying party in the Crow’s Nest Pass for some time, past, is at present enjoying a visit to his family on Minister’s Island.


Sept 9/1897
Mr. B. Van Horne, son of the president of the CPR, returned to Montreal yesterday, after having been since April last attached to one of the surveying parties on the Crow’s Nest Pass. He states that there are now about 3000 men employed upon the construction of the new line. Mr. Van Horne will resume his studies at McGill, going west at he end of the present term—Montreal Star


May 19, 1898
The return of Lady Van Horne and Miss Adaline Van Horne, after an absence of several months, is a much welcomed event. Lady Van Horne, whose stay in California was a most enjoyable one, was met at Vancouver by her son, Mr. R. B. Van Horne, and her sister-in-law, Miss Van Horne, with whom the return journey was made via CPR.--Star


Aug 4, 1898
Sir William Van Horne is at Covenhoven for a day or two. Miss Hurd, sir William’s niece, is a guest of his beautiful summer home. Mr. Beaton, sporting editor of the Montreal Herald, is staying with his friend, Mr. R. B. Van Horne, on Minister’s Island.


Jan 5/1899
Ball in Honor R. B. Van Horne. [what was the occasion?]
The palatial residence of Sir William Van Horne at 917 Sherbrooke Street was on the evening of Dec. 28 the scene of one of the most brilliant social events of the season, the occasion being a ball given in honor of the son of the house, Mr. R. B. Van Horne. The magnificent drawing room where the dancing took place was very artistically decorated. A lovely floral curtain, composed of pale pink roses and smilaz was very much admired. The floor was perfect, and so too, was the music furnished by the orchestra, which was stationed behind a mass of large palms.
            The conservatory, whither the dancers adjourned from time to time, was luxuriant in tropical foliage, and hundreds of pots and the beautiful pine-settler in full bloom. At midnight a recherché supper was served in the handsome dining room, the table being laden with every imaginable dainty. the decorations were very beautiful, the entire place consisting of lace embroidered with silver, on which was placed large sliver bowls on meteor roses.
            The hostess, Lady Van Horne, was assisted by her son in receiving her guest in the reception room. Lady Van Horne wore a magnificent gown of mauve satin, the bodice of Irish point lace and satin. Miss Van Horne, was handsomely gowned in yellow and gold brocade trimmings of lace. Miss. A. Van Horne, wore a buttercup satin gown, trimmings of blue and gold.---Montreal Star.


May 4/1899
R. B. Van Horne has passed for the degree of Bachelor of Science at McGill college. Civil engineering is the branch of study in which he particularly excels.


July 20/1899
Sir William Van Horne has been enjoying himself at Covenhoven lately. R. B. Van Horne is also on the island spending a vacation.


Aug 3/1899
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Andrews, Highland Hill, Minister’s Island, had a euchre party on Friday evening in honor of Mrs. Harry Mowatt, of Vancouver. Among the guest present were Sir William and lady Van Horne, Misses Van Horne, Misses Edgar, Ottawa; Miss Hurd, Chicago’ Mrs. Rutherford, Mr. Pierce, Montreal; Mr. Janger, Ottawa; Mr.. Swan, Conn; Mrs. D’Almaine, Miss Starr, Wolville, NS; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stevenson, Mr. R. B. Van Horne and Mr Mathews, Montreal.


Aug 3/1899
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin l. Andrews, Highland Hill, Minister’s Island, gave a euchre party on Friday evening in honor of Mrs. Harry Mowatt, of Vancouver. Among the guests present were Sir William and Lady Van Horne, Misses Van Horne, Misses Edgar, Ottawa; Miss Hurd, Chicago; Mrs. Rutherford, Mr. Pierce, Montreal; Mr. Janger, Ottawa; Mr. Swan, Conn: Mrs. D’Almaine, Miss Starr, Wolfville, NS; Mrs. David Main, SS; Mrs. and Miss Florence Whitlock; Mrs. and Mrs. Fred Stevenson, Mrs. R. B. Van Horne, and Mrs. Matthew, Montreal.


July 26, 1900
Mr. R. B. Van Horne is enjoying himself at Covenhoven. He will spend the summer here and in the autumn will leave for Cuba where he will take a railway position in connection with the lines Sir William is interested in.


Nov 22/1900
Sir William buys a Racing Yacht
Vice Commodore Robert P. Doremus, of the Atlantic Yacht Club, New York has sold his cutter yacht Uvira to Sir William Van Horne. The Uvira was built and designed by William Fife, Jr., and built by Black and Co., at Southampton, in 1890. She races in the 51 foot class, or class K, measuring 59 feet over all 42 feet 2 inches on the waterline and 11 feet 4 inches extreme beam, and 9 feet 4 inches draught. Out of ten races in which she entered during the past season, the yacht won six first prizes. The Uvira next spring will be removed to Sydney, NS, where she will be sailed in the local regatta by Sir William’s son, Mr. B. Van Horne.


July 11/1901
With the Merry Yachtsmen
R. B. Van Horne, Sir William’s bright son, who has just returned from railway building in Cuba, is spending his leisure moments at St. Andrews with his handsome sloop yacht, Uvira, purchased by him in New York. This boat was built by the Fifes and is a handsome, as well as speedy craft. While in New York waters she won several prizes. The Uvira’s length overall is 59 feet. John O’Halloran is skipper. At present the yacht is undergoing extensive repairs.


Oct 17/1901
“Rex,” R. B. Van Horne’s famous saddle horse, which was taken to Montreal to participate in the royal parade, has since died.


Aug 7/1902
Lady Van Horne and Miss Van Horne took Tuesday night’s train for New York, Mr. R. B. Van Horne having arrived there from Cuba suffering from an attack of typhoid fever.


Sept 4, 1902
R. B. Van Horne improving


Nov 6, 1902
Sir William Van Horne and family took their departure form St. Andrews on Saturday last, after a pleasant season (broken somewhat by the illness of Mr R. B. Van Horne) spent at the seaside.


Jan 8/1903
Mr. R. B. Van Horne came down from Montreal last week and placed Mr. William McQuoid in charge of Sir William Van Horne’s farm interests on Minister’s Island, in succession to Mr. H. D’Almaine, who tendered his resignation some months ago. Mr. D’Almaine took leave of St. Andrews on Monday last, much to the regret of very many friends.


April 16/1903
Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s trim little yacht Uvira is in the harbor and will be redecked and otherwise repaired by Mr. Howard Rigby.


April 23/1903
Sir William’s Cuban Ranch
Sir William Van Horne will follow up his establishment of a large ranch in the Selkirks, in the North-West, by establishing what will be one of the largest ranches in Cuba. Such was the announcement made to a Star representative by a gentleman who recently returned from a trip to Cuba and confirmed this afternoon by Sir William. The negotiations for the purchase of the land and the stocking of the ranch have already been concluded. Mr. R. B. Van Horne, Sir William’s son, is at present in Cuba, and will attend to the establishment of the ranch.
            The ranch, which comprises seven thousand acres of land, is situated about twelve miles north of the city of Tumas, which is located on the Cuban railway a bout midway between Santiago and El Principe, where the headquarters of the railway are situated. The price paid was about $7 per acre. Sir William’s venture is purely a private one and is in no way connected with those of the Cuban Railway in which he has been so particularly interested.  Montreal Star.


July 23/1903
Lady Van Horne, Miss Van Horne and Mr. R. B. Van Horne arrived here last week and are now occupying their summer home on Minister’s Island. Sir William and Miss A. Van Horne, the latter of whom is in poor health, are expected here shortly.


July 21/1904
Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s yacht Uvira, Capt. John O’Halloran, is in splendid fettle this season and is doing some fast sailing.


Sept 21, 1905
Mr. R. B. Van Horne arrived in the city on Tuesday from SA, NB. After paying a western visit he return to Cuba about the first of October.—Montreal Star.


Nov 2/1905
Princes’ Visit to St. Andrews.
Princes Louis and Alexander Guests of Sir William Van Horne.
Prince Louis of Battenberg came and saw and conquered St. Andrews on Saturday last—or rather the small portion of it that gathered about the railway station when he took his departure that evening. The prince and his nephew, Prince Alexander, came to St. Andrews as the guests of Sir William Van Horne. They left the capital city in Sir William’s private car Saskatchewan at ten o’clock, arriving at the Bar Road station at 1:25. Sir William and his son, Mr. R. B. Van Horne, were on hand to welcome them to St. Andrews soil. Accompanying them were Capt. Pamphlett, engineer-commandant of the cruiser Cornwall, and flag lieutenant Sowerby, of the cruiser, Berwick also Mr. W. B. Brown, train master of St. John. Conductor Costley was in charge of the train, Mr. R. H. Purton being the river.


June 14/1906
R. B. Van Horne’s Wedding
At St. George church, Montreal, Tuesday afternoon, Edith Bagley Molson, only daughter of Dr. Molson, was united in marriage to r. B. Van Horne, only son of Sir William Van Horne. Bishop Carmichael officiated. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Van Horne left for Vancouver in Sir William’s private car, where they will spend a couple of weeks, afterwards going to Cuba to remain for a few weeks. The will spend a portion of the season at St. Andrews.
            The bride’s trousseau included a Japanese costume, presented by Consul General Nosse.


Sept 20/1906
Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s trim little yacht “Uvira” has been able to show a clean pair of heels to everything that she has been up against in Quoddy waters this season. She is still sailing the waters blue.


Feb 21, 1907
Mr. R. B. Van Horne Appointed Manager
Mr. R. B. Van Horne, who has been appointed general manager of the Cuba Railway, with headquarters at Chamaguay, will spend the greater part of the year in assisting in the direction of the affairs of the system. Sir William Van Horne, the president of he company, who left last evening fro New York, en route to Cuba, will continue to make periodical visits to the island but with his son in a responsible managerial position there the necessity for prolonged stays will be less urgent than in the pat.—Montreal Star


Sept 17/1908
St. Andrews Yacht Wins—R. B. Van Horne’s speedy yacht, Uvira, from Sa, took the Saint John yacht race Monday with the Possum a close second. (Details)
R. B. Van Horne’s speedy yacht, Uvira, from SA, took the Saint John yacht race Monday with the Possum a close second. The big yachts had a steady north east breeze and made excellent time. The boats got away at 12 o’clock and finished within one hour of the time limit. The Possum was one minute behind the others in getting away with the exception of Glencairn IV, which lost five minutes at the start. The starters in their order of crossing were: Rena, S. Bauley Williams; Uvira, R. B. Ban Horne, Vagabond, R. A. H. Merrill; Louvima, A. H. Likely; Fei Yuen, Charles Elwell; Canada, Fred. S. Haine; Possum, H. A Robinson; Glencairn IV., W. B. Ganong. The salmon boats had just finished when the first of the yachts passed Partridge Island on the home journey, and watchers said the boat was Van Horne’s. For some time the leaders were lost to sight from Reed’s Point, the Uvira came skimming along pas the Ballast wharf and crossed the line at 2:06 yearly one mile and a half ahead of the next boat. The Possum and Canada same in sight almost together and the spectators looked for a close race to the finishing line. The Canada had to tack below the Beacon, however, and the Possum, keeping a steady course, had a comfortable lead at the finish.


Nov 19/1908
Mr. R. B. Van Horne has offered a cup to the Kennebekasis Yacht Club, Saint John, for competition in Passamaquoddy Bay.


May 20/1909
At the Montreal Horse Show
Sir William Van Horne’s box was occupied by Mrs. R. B. Van Horne, wearing a gray suit, Copenhagen blue hat. Mr. C. R. Hosmer’s box was occupied by Miss Marjorie Heney, old rose satin gown and Tuscan hat, old rose trimmings.


Aug 5/1909
Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s Uvira is of racing stock, as her clean, symmetrical liens would indicate. She can reel off the knots in dizzy fashion when she is pushed into it as her owner likes to do. Capt. John O’Halloran is sailing master.


Jan 6/1910
Sir William Van Horne and his son, R. B. Van Horne, were in town last week. Sir William came down to inspect the improvements being made on hi summer residence.


March 17, 1910
Sir William Van Horne and Mr. R. B. Van Horne came down from Montreal on Saturday to inspect the new work that is being done at Covenhoven. They returned the same day.


March 24/1910
Van Horne further improving his summer home.
The summer kingdom of Sir William Van Horne in St. Andrews Bay is an engaging spot. Locally, it is known as Minister’s Island, and between tides can easily be reached by carriage. Just now the fields are bare and brown and the garden patches empty, but when one steps into the big hot-house or vinery the scene is changed. The “Sunny Southerland” could breathe no sweeter, warmer atmosphere; and when one looks around upon grapevine, fig tree, peach tree, and the many other fruits, and flowers, and plants that re found therein, it is not difficult to imagine that the Southland has indeed been reached. Mr. Clark, who presides over this branch of Sir William’s estate, has a busy time looking after the thousands of plants and vines. Just now he is getting ready for summer, so that every waking moment is occupied.
            At the mammoth stock barn, Supt. Oastler has two large herds of Dutch belted and French Canadian cattle to look after, besides the Clydesdale and hackney horses, Tam worth pigs, and poultry galore. A French Canadian bull, recently added to the farm, is said to be the best bred animal in Canada. The two cattle herds now number twenty-two each. They are all in fine order.
            At Sir William’s summer residence many changes are being made. A new wing has been added to the eastern end of the building, about 40 x 45 feet on the ground. It will provide room in the basement for a large wine cellar. On the ground floor it renders an enlargement of the music room possible, besides adding a large studio and a billiard room. The bath room facilities on this floor are also being increased. On the second floor are two large bedrooms, which will be used by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Van Horne, besides storerooms, wardrobes, etc. Above this there is a chance for another sleeping room or two, with an observatory which commands a wide sweep of the bay and the surrounding islands.
            The walls of the first storey of the new wing are composed of island sandstone, corresponding with the old building. Above this they are of wood. The carpenter work is being done under the supervision of Angus Rigby and Sons, and they are doing a good job. Mr. Charles Horsnell is doing the mason work and Mr. Goodwill Douglas the plumbing. The new wing will be ready for occupation by the first of June.
            In addition to this work the entire roof of the old structure is to be covered with asbestos shingles, so as to make the building as near fireproof as possible. There will also be a number of important changes in the interior of the old building. [filling in of second story?]
            The grounds are to be further improved this spring by the addition of a private walk along the shore from the spring to the lower end of the island. This will be enclosed by shade trees.
St. Croix Courier
June 16/1910
Sir William Van Horne and R. B. Van Horne have just finished tour of inspection of Cuba railroad system, 1500 miles of track.


Aug 4/1910
Drowned Off Minister’s Island—Arthur Irwin Falls Overboard from Sir William Van Horne’s Yacht. The Body Recovered. Details.
About noon on Tuesday, while Sir William Van Horne’s yacht Covenhoven, with Mrs. R. B. Van Horne and her young son, on boards, was approaching her mooring at the island, Arthur Irwin, one of the crew, who was standing forward ready to pick up the mooring rope, fell overboard. He made no noise, and it was only when Mrs. Van Horne saw him floating astern that the accident became known. Capt. O’Halloran, who was in the engine room at the time the accident occurred, pushed off in the small boat as quickly as possible but before he could reach the drowning lad he went down, crying out “Save me” as he disappeared beneath the water.
            The young man’s brother, Daniel, who is employed on Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s yacht Uvira, saw his brother floating on the water and tried to reach him with the yachts’ boat, but he also failed.
            Grappling parties sought for the body all Tuesday afternoon. About 5 o’clock it was found by Theodore Holmes and Wheeler Mallock not far from the mooring.  The body was brought into town and taken to Rigby’s undertaking establishment. There were no marks of injury upon it.
            Irwin was the youngest son on Mr. and Mrs. Edward Irwin, Bayside, and was a bright young fellow about 23 years old. He was a prime favorite with Sir William’s family and his tragic death has cast a gloom over the community. Great sympathy is expressed for his family.


Sept 7/1911
Yacht Race—“Possum” Wins
An interesting event for the summer yachtsmen was the yacht race held in the bay on Friday afternoon. The starting point was from Mr. Hopkins’ yacht, the Seiglinde, which was anchored off the south eastern corner of Tongue Shoal Block, better known as the Sand Reef Light. The course ran direct to Magaguadavic Head, around Hardwood and Hospital islands, and then back to the starting point. When Mr. Hopkins blew the whistle four boats cross the starting line—the Barracouta, owned by Mr. William Hope, the Maple Leaf, owned by Howard Rigby, the Possum, owned by B. H. Robinson (formerly R. B. Van Horne) and the Pak Wan, owned by t. R. Wheelock. The race soon narrowed down to the Barracouta and the Possum, the Barracouta taking the lead at the start, but being overhauled by though Possum before reaching Magaguadavic Head and from that on the Possum increased its lead, winning out by a good margin.


Nov 9/1911
Sir William Van Horne, Lady Van Horne, Miss Van Horne, and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Van Horne left St. Andrews last week for Montreal, after a very pleasant summer’s stay at the seaside. They were the last of the summer visitors to depart.


Dec 7/1911
Big Fish Canning Plant
To be Constructed at Chamcook Immediately
The Beacon is in position to state that under the terms of a federal charter, the Canadian Sardine Company Limited has been organized, with G. F. Johnston, of Montreal, as president, and that the Company will at once proceed with the erection of a modern canning plant upon the lands recently purchased at Chamcook.
            The plant will include a packing and can making outfit. There will be no fertilizer plant. A large wharf ill also be built.
            Cottages for help will also be erected. All the building will be of concrete and will be thoroughly sanitary and odourless.
            Sir William Van Horne, Mr. R. B. Van Horne, Mr. William Shaughnessy, and Mr. Bosworth, CPR vice-president are among the men who are backing this big enterprise.
            Mr. H G. Jones, formerly of the CPR, architect staff, is now in St. Andrews to arrange for the preparation of the plans.


Dec 21, 1911
Montreal Star—A New Industry on the Coast to Tin Sardines
Million Dollar Company Headed by Mr. G. F. Johnson, to Operate at Chamcook
In yet another branch of industry is Canada to claim her own.
            Eighty five percent of the sardine catch along the Atlantic Coast is taken in Canadian waters and packed in the US. Outside the output of a few individual packers operating in a very small way, there are no sardines packed in Canada.
            For years the American packers of Canadian sardines have done a large business in Australia, South American and elsewhere, taking advantage of the splendid fishing grounds of the Atlantic coast of Canada to supply them with their materials.
            A new company formed in Montreal of Canadian capital, has been formed with Mr. George F. Johnson, of the firm of McConnell, Johnson and Allison, as president. The organization has been capitalized at ? and has on its board of directors such men as Sir William Van Horne, Mr. S. M. Bosworth, Vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Mr. W. R. McInnis, of the same road, and Messrs. R. B. Van Horne and W. J. Shaughnessy.


April 11/1912
Mr. R. B. Van Horne of Montreal came to St. Andrews on Saturday. He said the weather was tropical here as compared with Montreal.


Sept 19/1912
New Sardine Plant
Montreal Star. There was a meeting Wednesday afternoon of the directors of the new Canadian Sardine Company Limited, when the report of the plant building operations at Chamcook NB was presented to the board.
            Manager Director, F. P. McColl, who was present at the meeting, stated that the new plant would probably be ready by October 15th, as operations had been proceeding satisfactorily since the company took over the construction a month ago. The company has imported 100 expert packers from Norway and 25 from Newfoundland. Orders have been booked ahead which will take the entire output of the new industry next year, and this season’s pack will not be sufficient to fill the demands.
            The sardine fishing in the vicinity of Chamcook, which is near St. Andrews by the Sea, has been of a most satisfactory nature. The company for some time has been operating small plant in the vicinity of the new one, and has obtained $5 per case for its output, as compared with the average price of $2.75 secured by the US packing companies, experts declaring that the quality is quite equal to the best sardines put up in Europe.
            Mr. George E. Johnson is president of the company, which is the pioneer of its kind in Canada.
            The other directors are Sir William Van Horne, G. M. Bosworth, W. R. MacInnes, Tancrede Bienvenue, R. B. Van Horne and F. P. McColl.


June 26/1913
Covenhoven was opened for the season on Thursday lat, when Sir William and Lady Van Horne and Miss Van Horne arrived from Montreal. Mrs. R. B. Van Horne is expected her in a few days.


July 10/1913
Yacht “Covenhoven” brought down last week from Camden Maine by R. B. Van Horne.


July 1, 1915
Sir William Van Horne and Mr. R. B. Van Horne, with his wife and family, arrived on Monday, and are in residence at Covenhoven. Lady Van Horne has been here for nearly two weeks.


Sept 23/1915
Funeral of Sir William Van Horne. Details.
Copy of telegram From Mr. R. B. Van Horne
Montreal, Sept 13, 1915
To G. K. Greenlaw, Mayor
St. Andrews, NB
Lady Van Horne, family and I send our sincere thanks to you and the Aldermen of St. Andrews for the kind sympathy and sentiments expressed in your message on the occasion of our great loss.
            (signed) R. B. Van Horne


Oct 7, 1915
Mr. R. B. Van Horne left lat Saturday evening for Montreal, where he will remain a few days before returning to St. Andrews.


Nov 4/1915
Lady Van Horne, Miss Van Horne, and Mrs. R. B. Van Horne left on Saturday for Montreal, where they will spend the winter.


Beacon (f9822)
June 24/1916
Mr. R. B. Van Horne with her son, William arrived at Covenhoven on Friday of last week and will remain there for the summer.


July 8/1916
Mr. R. B. Van Horne is with his family at Covenhoven.


Sept 30, 1916
Mrs. R. B. Van Horne and son, William, returned to Montreal last week.


Oct 28/1916
Lady Van Horne and Miss Van Horne, leave today, Saturday, for Montreal, and their summer home “Covenhoven” on Minister’s Island, will be closed for the winter. Mr. R. B. Van Horne, and Mr. Wainwright left on Wednesday.


May 5/1917
Mr. R. B. Van Horne registered at Kennedy’s Hotel this week, having arrived on Tuesday from Montreal.


Beacon (f9822)
June 16/1917
Lady Van Horne and Miss Van Horne arrived from Montreal on Wednesday and are occupying Covenhoven, their summer home on Minister’s Island. A new two-car garage with a dwelling above it is being erected on the Covenhoven grounds near the stables.  The garage is for the car which Mr. R. B. Van Horne purchased last summer.


June 21, 1917
Mrs. R. B. Van Horne and son, William, arrived last week from Montreal to sped the summer at Covenhoven.


August 4/1917
Mrs. R. B. Van Horne has just returned from Kennebunk beach, where she was the guest of her father, Dr. Molson


Oct 13/1917
Mr. R. B. Van Horne left recently in his new yacht Uvira, for Boston, where the vessel is to be docked for the winter and will receive some necessary alterations and additions to her equipment. the yacht is a new one, completed this year at Camden, Maine, ketch-rigged, with auxiliary oil engines. We regret that we are unable to give a detailed description of the handsome craft in this issue, but can say that she is beautifully built and equipped, and has most commodious and comfortable accommodations for passengers and crews. She is a fine sailer, and will probably give a good account of herself in Passamaquoddy Bay in the not unlikely event of a revival of yacht racing.


Nov 3/1917
Lady Van Horne and Miss Van Horne returned on Monday to Montreal, and their summer residence Covenhoven, which they have occupied throughout the season, is now closed for the winter. Mr. R. b. Van Horne left on Sunday night for Montreal, travelling by automobile and taking the route via Eastport and Boston, the journey between Eastport and Boston being made by boat.


May 4, 1918
Sad Drowning Accident
Two men from Bayside, Daniel Irwin and Samuel McFarlane, left their homes on Wednesday afternoon to go fishing in the firsts Chamcook lake. They told their wives they would be home before dark. About five o’clock Messrs., Howard and Oscar Rigby saw them on the Bayside shore of the lake. They have not been seen since. When at dark they did not return their wives became uneasy and had search parties sent out. Their boat, a canvas one, was found floating, upside down in Bartlett’s Cove.
            Daniel Irwin, who Capt. Of Mr. R. B. Van Horne’s yacht, Uvira II, leaves a wife who was a Miss Maxwell, and four children. Samuel McFarlane, a farmer in Bayside, is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mary Mowatt, and four children. This is only the second drowning that has occurred in 1st Chamcook Lake. The other happened so many years ago that only the oldest inhabitants remember it.


Aug 10/1918
To His Worship the Mayor,
Mr. R. B. Van Horne arrived last week in his splendid auxiliary yacht Uvira II which was docked in Boston last winter to undergo extensive alterations. She is new a model craft replete with all conveniences and more comfortable than ever.