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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

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June 10, 1905 Death There passed away peacefully at Purcell's Hr. on Wednesday morning last, Mr. Wm. MARCH, at the ripe age of four score years and six months. He was a native of Poole, Dorset, England, and came to this country at the early age of 15 years. He has for a number of years been residing at Purcell's Hr. He has been troubled with heart disease for eight years, but was not forced to keep his bed until about a week before his death. he leaves an aged wife, 1 son, 1 daughter, 11 grand children and 4 great grand children. He was a member of Crosbie Lodge, LOA, and the members attended the funeral yesterday afternoon.
June 10, 1905 Death Mr. Arthur CHAPPLE, son of the late Samuel CHAPPLE, of Kettle Cove, died at Little Hr., on 31st ulto., aged 27 years. He has been ailing for a long time but nothing serious was thought of it. After taking his dinner he asked his mother to read from the Bible, she did so and he followed in prayer, and while doing so he suddenly stopped and when looking around they were surprised to see him falling backwards, and altho everything possible was done, he soon expired. He leaves a wife and child and a mother, two brothers and a sister.
June 10, 1905 Death The Messrs. HOWLET have just received the sad news of the death of their sister at St. John's. To the bereaved our sincere sympathy is extended.
June 10, 1905 Schooner Launched The fine new schooner "Undine," built by Mr. John CURTIS for H.J. EARLE, Esq., on the premises, South Side, during the past winter, was launched on Saturday evening last. Hundreds of people gathered and had the pleasure of watching her glide gracefully into the water without a hitch. The Undine is a good model, strongly built, and will make a good conditioned fishing craft. After the launch Mr. EARLE entertained the builder and other laborers, in the "Cook-room", to an abundant repast; which was not only gratifying to the "inner man" but elicited the laborer's appreciation of the man whose hospitality they shared.
June 10, 1905 Advertisement SEEDS. Cabbage, Carrot, Parsnip, and Turnip Seed. Also Onions at 3 cents per lb., at Empire Store.
June 10, 1905 Note of Thanks S.S. "Strathcona." Dear Mr. Editor, Would you kindly acknowledge in your paper the thanks of the officers from Mission, for gifts of clothing for our poor, from several kind friends in Twillingate, especially Mrs. George ROBERTS, Miss STIRLING, Miss BERTEAU, and Miss Emeline ROBERTS. We shall do our best to make their gifts do as we think they would wish.
June 10, 1905 Personals Mrs. HITHCOCK of St. John's arrived per "Portia" yesterday. Mr FURNEAUX was over this week from Round Harbor in a vessel for salt, and reports a good sign of codfish on the Cape Shore. The SS. "Strathcona", Dr. GRENFELL's D.S. Mission yacht, bound for Labrador, with the Doctor, assistant and nurse, on board, was in this port on Wednesday last. Mr. Herbert BOND, the successful candidate for Rhodes Scholarship, was onboard going for a trip North. Mrs. Wm. YOUNG and Miss HOUSE, both from Toronto, arrived from Lewisporte on Tuesday. Mr. Andrew ELLIOTT was in town this week from Snook's Arm. Mr. Harry PEYTON, wife and child came here from Norris' Arm per "Clyde" on Wednesday. H.J. EARLE, Esq., MHA, has returned from Fogo and is now in town.
June 10, 1905 Wedding A very quiet wedding took place in St. Peter's Church on Tuesday evening last, the contracting parties being Mr. S. ELLIOTT, of Pittsburg, USA, formerly of Crow Head, Twillingate, and Miss Sarah LUNNEN of this town. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon TEMPLE. The bride was given away by her brother, the bridesmaids being Misses Lilly and Annie LUNNEN (sisters of the bride). Mr. Allan PRESTON acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. ELLIOTT left per "Clyde" for USA where they intend making their future home. We wish them the usual felicitations, and commend Mr. ELLIOTT for coming back to claim a bride from his native place.
June 10, 1905 Another Pulp Mill Negotiations are now being conducted with parties in this country, by an American Syndicate of New York, with a view of erecting another pulp mill here. By the "Rosalind," due at the end of the week, one of the principals of the corporation will arrive in the city, to consult with the agents here, and with an expert, will then visit some of the timber areas around Bonavista and Notre Dame Bays, with a view to purchasing them for the production of pulp wood. - Telegram, May 30th.
June 10, 1905 Labor Unrest The Machinists who were locked out at Angel's and the Moulders who went out at the Consolidated Foundry, are still determined to hold out, even though they have to leave the country, as some few of them have already done. The Machinists working at the Reid-Nfld Company's premises, will submit their terms to the Manager of the dock to-day, who will be asked to sign the conditions. Work on several buildings is suspended or delayed for want of iron fittings. The building contractors are beginning to complain over the prospect, and are ardently hoping for an early settlement of the trouble. They are now talking of petitioning the Government to take the duty off iron castings, etc., so that as they cannot buy them here, they may be able to import them at a reasonable price, and then go ahead with their projected summer's work. It is a pity that a settlement cannot be arrived at between the men and their employers. It is thought by many that if somebody high in respect and authority would offer to arbitrate on the trouble, that it could be settled. - Telegram, May 30th
June 10, 1905 Shipping News The "Ingraham," Capt. Lewis YOUNG, called here this morning for coal on her way to Labrador (as far as Holton) with 70 men, dealers of Mr. Charles DAWE, who go up to take cod-trap berths on different parts of the coast.
[There is no material available on my microfilm between June 10, 1905 and November 25, 1905. GW]
November 25, 1905 Marriage At the North Side Methodist Church, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. C. HOWSE, Mr. William J. ANDREWS, of Crow Head, to Miss Lavinia BAGGS of B.H. Cove. Many presents were given to the Bride at the bridegroom's home where an enjoyable evening was spent.
November 25, 1905 Death At Broadstone, Poole, on 18th inst., Mrs. W. WATERMAN age 81 years.
November 25, 1905 Death Died St.John's on 19th inst., H.C. LeMESSURIER, aged 89 years.
November 25, 1905 Advertisement [Viagara?] Wood's Phosphodine. The Great English Remedy. A positive cure for all forms of Sexual Weakness, Mental and Brain Worry, Emissions, Spermatorrhoea, Impotency, Effects of Abuse or Excess, all of which lead to Consumption, Infirmity, Insanity and an early grave. Price $1 per pkg., six for $5. One will please, six will cure. Sold by all druggists or mailed in plain package on receipt of price. Write for Pamphlet. The Wood Medicine Co., Windsor, Ontario.
November 25, 1905 Advertisement Wanted. By the Horwood Lumber Co., Ltd., Campbellton, on or about October 1st, 40 men for logging purposes. Good wages given. Apply to W.E. BAIRD, Manager.
November 25, 1905 Advertisement Monuments of chaste design. Headstones of handsome patterns at moderate price can be bought at McIntyres', Duckworth St., St. John's.
November 25, 1905 Notice to Mariners Notice to Mariners, Newfoundland. No 6 of 1905. Fog alarm and Light, Burnt Point, Entrance to Seldom Come By. Latitude 49 36' 00" North - Longitude 54 09' 99" West. Notice is hereby given that a diaphone Fog-alarm has been erected on Burnt Point, Eastern Side of the entrance to Seldom-Come-By and that on and after the 21st instant it will be sounded during thick or foggy weather, giving blasts of 5 seconds duration, separated by silent intervals of 113 seconds thus: Blast - 5 sec. Silent - 113 sec. Blast - 5 sec. Silent - 113 sec. During the month of September, a fixed red lens lantern light will be exhibited from an open framework erected on the Southern Side of the fog-alarm building, visible at a distance of two miles in all directions seaward, elevation 25 feet above sea level. The Fog-alarm and the light will be in operation from the opening of navigation in the Spring until the closing in December, in each year. The station is composed of three one story flat-roofed structures. 1. Fog-alarm building; 2. Keepers dwelling; 3. Store-house. All to be painted white, with one black band running horizontally around the center of each building. Eli DAWE. Minister of Marine & Fisheries. Department of Marine & Fisheries. St. John's, Newfoundland, August 1st, 1905.
November 25, 1905 Advertisement Empire Store. No. 6 and 7 Caledonia. Dover cooking stoves for wood & coal $10.50 & $12.50. Rocking chairs $1.75 & $2.00, Chair seats 10 cts, American axes 85 cts, blankets for $2.40 & $3.80, Barnsley quilts $1.25 to $2.80, men's reefers and boy's overcoats. Flannelette special quality and price. Picture mouldings in great variety. Iron kettles and boilers. Liquozone, Ammonia. Currants 5 cts, Raisins (n.f.) 8 cts. Those who get sewing machines at right prices buy here. Flour direct from Mills by rail and steamer daily expected. Geo. ROBERTS.
November 25, 1905 The Herring Situation (Part 1) While American papers are using up their editorial space on the Herring situation, reasoning only from the standpoint of self-interest, giving the reading world the weighty arguments of the spoiled child, and their fishing bosses are looking down upon Nfld fishermen as a lot of hungry paupers, who must have American gold or be reduced to raw-boned poverty, and the Canadians are ruining the courtship of a little cheap trade, and the political agitators on the West Coast are trying to encite the people there against the BOND Government, for demanding of the Yankees, fair play and equal concessions, the fishermen of Scotland are quietly pursuing their avocation disposing of their herring at from twenty to fifty shillings a cran, green as they come from the net. The packers carefully cure the fish in decent packages, sending them off to Russia, Germany and other places where they sell readily, netting a handsome margin of profit after all expenses are paid. A cran measures about 36 gallons, just a little larger than our barrels for which our fishermen receive from eighty cents of one dollar and twenty-five cents when sold from the net. Of course the treaty situation repeats the old, old story of British sufferings, through the ambiguity of an ancient document, drafted by our forefathers. We are not responsible for the situation created thereby, but we have to endure, for the end is not yet, unless the Americans get cleansed from their improper and unreasonable selfishness.
November 25, 1905 The Herring Situation (Part 2) They swear that the only correct interpretation of the treaty is that which gives them all the advantages and concessions. Our Government, with equal firmness, hold a different view, and although the Americans know full well that the treaty of 1818 is capable of being understood in the sense in which we regard it, yet they will not yield a point, but on the contrary, attempt a crusade of evasion, and at the present moment there is a protest from the Nfld. Government, before the Imperial authorities, against violations by the American fishing bosses. Well, weak and poor as we may be regarded, we are not going to be bullied into submission by the offsprings of Uncle Sam. Tho' we may not be able to put on all the pressure we would, we shall tighten the screw to its last possible thread. But why waste time arguing with the Americans or condescend to accept the miserable price they, or the Canadians, are offering for our herring, when there are millions of dollars more in the industry if enterprised upon the lines of the Scotch prosecution and cure. Newfoundland is as well able to land herring in Russia and Germany as Scotland is, and even after deducting the extra freight charges, covering the greater distance, there could be a large profit even if our fishermen were paid three times the amount per barrel they now get for herring sold from the net.
November 25, 1905 The Herring Situation (Part 3) Are there no enterprising men in this land of ours who will interest themselves in our herring fishery applying the energizing force of the more modern methods? Why should we continue in the old rut, until the trumpet closes the world's day and then wake, to find we have made a mistake by disregarding the newer way. Why should our people be satisfied with the old method which gives them from 80 cents to $1.25 per barrel for herring, while the Scotchmen are getting from twenty to fifty shillings a cran for theirs, and the Americans can sell the herring they get so cheaply in this country, at as high as twenty-five cents per dozen. We can never hope to get more than $3 a barrel, at the highest, for our herring as at present packed, for the wooden hooped leaky packages are against us. The sight of the packages, which sometimes reach market, spoils the sale of our herring. The wooden hoops will not hold against rough handling, and our barrels reach market almost hoopless and without pickle, and the wonder is they fetch a bid when in such a condition. While other countries are paying the greatest attention to the cure of their food stuffs, putting up in the most convenient and tempting package, we continue the old way, and some even regard the suggestion for improvement as an uncalled for reflection.
November 25, 1905 Death We chronicle the much regretted death of Mr. J.B. HOWSON, J.P. of Pilley's Island, who was called to his rest on Wednesday, having succumbed to pneumonia. He was ill but a week, having first caught a cold during a long night awaiting arrival of a steamer with freight. Mr. HOWSON was well and favorably known in this bay, having for years had charge of stores, during the flourishing days, at Little Bay mine. Afterwards he was appointed District Land Surveyor, and this spring, bought our Mr. Charles TUCKER, and since has been doing a large business on that premises at P.I. A good man, of a large sympathetic heart, whose many acts of kindness will be missed in the circle in which he lived. To the widow and family we extend our deepest sympathy.
November 25, 1905 Death Our death column records the decease of Mrs. WATERMAN, of Poole, England, a lady well known by the people of this place for her many genuine traits of character. Her visits to Twillingate, in days gone by, were frequent. She was sister of Mr. R.D. HODGE.
November 25, 1905 Marriage A pretty wedding took place at the N.S. Methodist Church on Wednesday evening last, the contracting parties being Miss Dora LOVERIDGE, (daughter of Mr. Geo. LOVERIDGE of this town,) to Mr. Edward SMALL of Tizzard's Hr., the Rev. Chas. HOWSE officiating. After the ceremony was performed, the bridal party and guests retired to the residence of the bride's father, where a sumptuous repast was partaken of, and an enjoyable evening was spent. Mr. and Mrs. SMALL left per "Clyde," Thursday for their future home at Tizzard's Harbor. We extend to them the usual felicitations.
November 25, 1905 A Double Wedding At Change Islands SNOW - PORTER ; PORTER - PECKFORD. A very pretty wedding took place on Monday, Nov. 10th at St. Margaret's Church, when Miss Charlotte SNOW, formerly of Change Islands, was married to Mr. Edgar PORTER of the same place; also his sister, Miss Rose PORTER, to Mr. Joe PECKFORD, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E. C. CLENCH, Pastor of the Church, in the presence of a large number of friends of the contracting parties. As the brides and their attendants entered the church, Hymn 350 was played by Miss TORRAVILLE. One bride was given away by her brother Mr. George PORTER, the other by Mr. J. HAWKINS. One was attired in a very pretty crepe de cheng gown, trimmed with lace and narrow ribbon. The other wore a very pretty muslin dress trimmed with lace and ribbon. They both wore very pretty hats with veils. The bridesmaids were their sisters, Miss Edith PORTER and Mrs. Lucy BOUND, and Miss PECHFORD and Miss PORTER. The grooms were attended by Mr. PECKFORD and Mr. HOFFE. After the wedding guns were fired and a very nice tea held at the residence of the brides mother, The brides were the recipient of many useful presents.
November 25, 1905 Personal Mr. Archibald YOUNG, junior Methodist Minister of Exploits Mission, supplying at New Bay, was here this week. Mr. Thomas MANUEL, of Loon Bay, who had a cancer removed from his lip by Dr. I.S. LeDREW, assisted by Dr. GILL, on Monday last, is doing well, able to get around out doors. Mrs. PENNEL, who went to the hospital a few weeks ago, returned yesterday by "Portia", having undergone an operation for tumor. Mr. Arthur ROBERTS was passenger on the "Clyde" this week from Boston to Change Islands, having graduated a first class Electrical Engineer. Congratulations Arthur! He will spend the winter home and off again in spring. (D.V.) for Boston. Mr. John W. ROBERTS, in the schr. "Edward Blake", was here Thursday bound to St. Anthony.
November 25, 1905 Shipping News The Canadian cruiser "Neptune", after a perilous voyage from Hudson Bay, has arrived in St. John's. The "Portia" arrived Friday 2 p.m., landed a large quantity of freight, and proceeded on her way same evening.
November 25, 1905 Accidental Death Mr. John LACEY was recently caught in the haul-up of McCORMACK's saw mill at Baie Verte and instantly killed.
November 25, 1905 Medicinal Hot Onions For Pneumonia. Owing to the prevalence of pneumonia, and the great mortality which attended its ravages during the winter and spring, several boards of health in Northern New Jersey have been taking measures to protect the citizens of their towns from disease. The health board of Washington N.J., has published a remedy which is said to be a sure cure for pneumonia, and other health boards are looking into the matter with a view of having the same thing published for the good of the general public. This is the publication as it has appeared in the papers of Washington: - "Take six to ten onions, according to size, and chop fine, put in a large spider over a hot fire, then add the same quantity of rye meal and vinegar enough to form a thick paste. In the meanwhile stir it thoroughly, letting it simmer for five or ten minutes. Then put in a cotton bag large enough to cover the lungs, and apply to the chest as hot as the patient can bear. In about ten minutes apply another and thus continue by re-heating the poultices, and in a few hours the patient will be out of danger. This simple remedy has never failed to cure this, too-often fatal malady. Usually three or four applications will be sufficient, but continue always until the perspiration starts freely from the chest. This remedy was formulated many years ago by one of the best physicians New England has ever known, who never lost a patient by the disease, and won his renown by simple remedies. -- Ex.
November 25, 1905 The Fishery Gloucester Herring Venture A Failure. We learn that a number of Gloucester vessels are abandoning the herring venture on the West coast, on account of the bad outlook for the venture this season, and also on account of the enhanced cost of obtaining herring. Few herrings are being taken, as so far they have not been found in a body in any of the Arms at Bay of Islands. Partly from natural causes, partly from artificial restrictions imposed by the Government on the privileges, outside of treaty rights, which Gloucester men have hitherto enjoyed; the salt herring venture this year is proving disastrous. - Telegram
November 25, 1905 Appointment Published by Authority. His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING to be a member of the Church of England Board of Education for the District of Twillingate, in place of Rev. Canon TEMPLE, left the District.
November 25, 1905 Sealing Captain Dead There died at the General Hospital today, Capt. James YOUNG of Codroy, well known as the master of the "Kite" the spring she towed "Gaspesia" out of the ice and to this port. Capt. YOUNG has a large family of 24 children; principally boys, and was married four times, his last wife, nee BLANCHARD, surviving him. He came here but a few days ago suffering from internal trouble, but it was too late for medical help to be of service. The remains were taken charge of by Mr. G. CARTY, M.H.A., who has wired with respect to its disposition, and whether interment will take place in St. John's or the body be sent home. - Herald, 16th.
November 25, 1905 General Booth Thirty years ago a physician told William BOOTH, founder and Generalissimo of the Salvation Army, that his life's work was about done, and he had better retire to a quiet country place, where if possible, there was good shooting and fishing. "I have had plenty of fishing since - for men," says the General, and "have had good shooting - at the devil."
[This is all the data that was on my microfilm for 1905. GW.]

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