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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
Frequency: Weekly.

Title varies:
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.

Editor and proprietor:
Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.

The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.

MUN 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Microfilm
PANL [1928-1930, 1934-1935, 1938, 1953] Microfilm
PRL 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Original and microfilm.

The records were transcribed by RON ST. CROIX.
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors or have other records to contribute, then please contact the Twillingate Sun transcription project co-ordinator, GEORGE WHITE

December 12, 1902 Mining in Twillingate (Part 1) "Twillingate North Island Will Yet be a Busy Mining Centre." Fifteen years ago, when speaking to a then resident of Twillingate (but who had spent several years at the mines) about deposits of mineral in different parts of this bay, we remember him saying: "Never you mind the Bay; there is plenty of mineral in the bowels of Twillingate North Island, Yes, sufficient to give every man, woman and child on the island a fortune." There may be those, who think the above a very loose haphazard statement. But recent discoveries have changed the opinions of former pesimista, who regarded this a very unlikely locality. The vein of splendid copper, lately uncovered at Long Point, has positively convinced experieced miners, who have spent years prospecting, that there is a big lode of that mineral somewhere in the neighborhood, ............. The splendid find of good copper by Messrs James Hodder and Co., at Long Point, the past fall, has awakened the probability that Twillingate North Island will yet be a busy mining center. The quality is rich, carrying from 8 to 12 percentage of pure ore, which is a little better than the West mine at Tilt Cove; one of the best for quality in the whole world.
December 12, 1902 Mining in Twillingate (Part 2) Quite romantic is the story connected with the finding of this ore at Long Point. Suffice to say the first indication was seen in the face of an overhanging clift, eleven feet down from the top, and could only be reached by means of a ladder, upon which a man descended with a rope around his waist. .... He returned with several nuggets of pure copper, knocked from the surface of a vein, fifteen feet long by one foot wide. The party of prospectors on the hill were delighted with the find, and decided to make an open cut from the top of the clift; they did, and at a depth of eleven feet, struck the same band of ore, four feet wide, dipping into the clift in a southerly direction. About a hundred yards South from the open cut, on the top of the hill, after delving a little, the same seam of ore was discovered. On the same property in several other places also, the same quality of copper has been found, and experienced miners, who have visited the location, are strongly of the opinion that, within the limits of the claim, there is a very valuable deposit of excellent copper. The company has, we understand, placed their property upon the market so that those interested in mining may make a bid, or arrange terms of developoment. We congratulate Messrs James HODDER and Company on their grand find, and trust they will dispose of it to good advantage, and speed the time when the place where the fishermen hang their nets, will resound with the echo of the miners hammer.
December 12, 1902 Trade Figures The Blue Book of Newfoundland, just issued for the year ending June 30th, 1901, gives the following figures respecting the Colony's Trade. The imports for the year under consideration, amounted to $7,476,503, and the Exports to $8,359.978, the balance of trade being thus in favor of the Colony to the extent of $893.475. We receive from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States the great bulk of our impoorts -- principally dry goods from the first named, and foodstuffs from the two latter. The value of these, amounting to $6,900,000, being almost evenly divided between the above three countries. Of the exports, products of the fisheries give us the value at $6,900,000; the Mines yield $850,000, while our Furs (including Seal Skins) are worth $339,000. Brazil takes Codfish from us to the value of $2,100,000, Portugal to the value of $1,187,000, Spain and Mediterranean ports, $592,000. The United Kingdom also aboorbs our fishery products embracing Codfish, Cod, Seal and Whale Oils, Herrings and Lobsters to the value of $1,200,000; Canada to the value of $364,000, and the United States to the value of $493,000. Our Minerals go to the United Kingdom; value $232,000; United States, $296,000 and Canada, $245,000.
December 12, 1902 The Bay Steamers The stormy weather the past few days has put the Bay and Coastal steamer service a little out of time. The "Virginia" arrived here Wednesday evening and the "Clyde" Thursday at night fall. The Clyde goes to Dog Bay again this week. Considering this and other extra work, Captain KNEE is to be congratulated on the skillful handling of his ship, and on making their connection so well. There has been some dissatisfaction it seems, among the deck hands, owing to the great pressure of work and no rest. The work on this boat is great, necessitating much broken rest, and it is marvellous how the Capt. and the men stand such a strain. In respect to the volume of traffic and passengers, the Clyde, we are told, comes next, then the "Bruce." The Messrs. Reid Company will do well to consider the work and great pressure, and give the Clyde extra deck hands, to take watch, for if the steamer has to lay up at night to give the men rest - and they should have rest - some trips may be lost, which will mean more than the pay of a few extra hands. The Virginia is reported to make 4 trips more. We hope she will, but if the weather continues hard, two will be as many as can reasonably be expected.
December 12, 1902 Appointments Published by Authority. His Honor the Administrator in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. James DOWER, of Englee, Canada Bay, to be a Surveyor of Lumber for the North-East portion of the Island; Mr. Joseph ANSTEY to be a member of the Campbellton Road Board in place of Mr. Mark JANES, resigned; The Mayor of St. John's, (ex officio), Hon. E.R. BOWRING, Hon. E. P. MORRIS KC, Hon John AYRE, D.W. PROWSE, Esq., KC LLD, to be the Public Library Board for St. John's, Nfld. under section 2 of the "Public Library Act, 1902"; Joseph O'REILLY, Esq., to be Inspector of Revenue Protection Service; Mr. William WHITEWAY Jr. to be a member of the Musgrave Harbor Methodist Board of Education in place of Mr. Eli RUSSELL, retired ; Messrs Elijah FRENCH (Herring Neck) and Thomas TIZZARD (Friday's Bay) to be additional members of the Herring Neck Methodist Board of Education. Secretary's Office, December 2, 1902.
December 12, 1902 Outlook For The Winter From Cape Norman to Englee. Writing from St. Anthony under date of the 20th ultimo, a resident of that place says: -- "I have been along the shore as far as from here to Cape Norman and Englee, and I must say, I never saw more destitution at this season of the year on that part of the coast, than I witnessed during my trip. This is due to the failure of the fishery. There are some families who have nothing with which to begin the winter. The fish is all collected now and the trading schooners are gone for the season; so that there is no chance of getting supplies down, except by the steamer. I understand that the road appropriations for the District of St. Barbe this year, are larger and much more judiciiously allocated than usual. The building of the new wharf at Englee and Dr. Grenfell's saw-mill, will give employment to the needy in that direction, and I do not apprehend any serious deprivations there. I fear some special assistance will be needed on other parts of the coast. The Relieving Officer has been around and knows all about the matter. He will, doubtless, make arrangements with the member for the district and the Government, for such relief as shall be required." -- Telegram, December 4th, 1902.
December 12, 1902 Awkwardly Espressed In an English Church on a recent Sunday, the junior Curate was preaching on reasons for coming to Church. "Some people", he remarked, "come to Church for no better reason than to show off their best clothes". Then he glanced thoughtfully over his audience. "I am thankful to see, dear friends," he added, "that none of you have come here for that reason."
December 12, 1902 Employment Reid Newfoundland Co. Urgently Wanted, at the several Collieries of the Dominion Coal Company, Glace Bay, Coal Miners & Mine Laborers. Good men make the following wages per day: Loading - $1.75 to $2.00 per day of 10 hours. Drivers - $1.60 to $2.25 per day of 10 hours. Landing Tenders - $2.00 per day of 10 hours. See that your tickets to North Sydney read, "via the Reid Nfld Co." Apply to Station Agents or to Pursers of Steamers for Tickets. Trains leave for Sydney every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday evening. Bay steamers connect with Trains on Wednesday and Sunday at Clarenville, Port Blandford and Lewisporte.
December 12, 1902 Local News The Whaler "Viking" is sold to Messrs. Bowring and Cashin. There is a stray black and white goat, about twelve months old, at Mr Frederick HOUSE's. He would like to find the owner. Mr. ROBERTS, MHA, Editor of this paper, goes to St. John's on this "Clyde" and hopes to be back again before Xmas. Another new whaling company is to be established, a local company we believe, which will have factories in Trinity and Bonavista Bays. The past week has been an exceedingly stormy one, and some of our interpretors of dark things say this is going to be the hardest winter for 50 years. The herring fishery in this bay this fall has been all but a failure. The smallest catch for years; not more that one third of last year's take. We cannot hope for more seining this season, as the weather is very hard. A few barrels may be taken in nets, but the total catch will be small.
December 12, 1902 Employment A School Teacher wanted at once for Saltens, Friday's Bay. Applications to be sent to Rev. C. HOWSE, Chairman of Methodist Board of Education.
December 12, 1902 Post Office Notice Reduction of Commission on Money Orders. On and after the 1st of August next, the rate of Commission on Money Order Office in Newfoundland to the United States of America, the Dominion of Canada, and any part of Nfld., will be as follows: For sums not exceeding $10 -- 5 cents. Over $10 but not exceeding $20 -- 10c. Over $20 but not exceeding $30 -- 15c. Over $30 but not exceeding $40 -- 20c. Over $40 but not exceeding $50 -- 25c. Maximum amount of orders to any of the above countries and to offices in Newfoundland, $100. H.J.B. WOODS, Postmaster General. July 31st.
December 12, 1902 For Sale. A real good milch cow, Durham stock, four years old. For particulars apply at Sun office.
December 12, 1902 Notice to Mariners No 7 of 1902. Newfoundland. Cape Spear. Latitude 47 21' 11" North. Longtitude 52 36' 59" West. Notice is hereby give that a Champion Fog Alarm operated by compressed air, will be put into operation on the 1st day of January, 1903. The tone of this trumpet will have a slightly lower pitch than the Neptune Fog Horn at present in use, and will give blasts of 7 seconds duration in every thirty seconds thus: Blast - 7 seconds, selent interval - 23 seconds, Blast - 7 seconds, silent interval - 23 seconds. The engine house on the point of the Cape has been altered to a square building, colored white. A square brick chimney 30 feet high, colored white, stands out the North Eastern side of the building outside. Two small white buildings stand 30 feet South from the engine house, in one of which the trumpet is located. T.J. MURPHY, Minister of Marine and Fisheries. Department of Marine and Fisheries, St. John's, Nfld, Nov 15th 1902.
December 12, 1902 Picked Up. By schooner "York" coming from labrador, part of a Cod Trap -- about three-fourths of the pound, five moorings and four kegs. Owner can have same by proving property and paying expenses. Apply on Eleazor MANUEL, Exploits.
December 12, 1902 Notice to Mariners No. 6 of 1902. Newfoundland. Tilton Harbor. Latitude 49 42' 30" North. Longtitude 54 03' 30" West. Referring to issue No. 3 of 1902: Notice is hereby given that the Fixed Red Light at Tilton Harbor will be continued in operation until 15th December in each year, instead of 31st October. T.J. MURPHY, Min. Marine and Fisheries. Department of Marine and fisheries, St. John's, Nfld Oct. 21st 1902.
December 12, 1902 For Sale All that piece or parcel of land situated at Carter's Cove, Virgin Arm Point, formerly owned by James HILLIER, consisting of about 7 acres, partly cultivated. For particulars apply to Joseph A. YOUNG, South Side.

[This is all the material that was on my microfilm for 1902. GW.]

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