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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

- - [There is no material available on my microfilm between January 1, 1904 and April 23, 1904. GW]
April 23, 1904 Sons of Temperance Meeting At the regular meeting of North Star Division No. 15, Sons of Temperance, the following officers were elected for the present quarter: -- Bros. W.J. SCOTT, W.P. re-elect; A.G. YOUNG, W.A. elect; W.G. VERGE, R. S., Sis. C. PETTEN, A.R.S.; Bro. S. LOVERIDGE, F.S., re-elect; Sis. D. YOUNG, T., M. ROBERTS, C.; Bro. B. YOUNG, C. elect; Sis. C. WHEELOR, A.C.; Bros. F. LINFIELD, I.S., J. STUCKLESS, O. S. re-elect. Invest. Com: -- Bros. Frederick LINFIELD, Doyle BARRETT, Paul MOORS. Aud. Com: -- Bro. Edward LINFIELD, Sis. Minnie ROBERTS, Hannah HARBIN. Sick Com: -- W.P.W.A., Treas., R.S.F.S., Chap. Bro. Elias BRETT. Good of Order: -- Sis Hannah HARBIN, Carrie PATTEN, Maud PRESTON, Minnie ROBERTS, Bros. DOYLE, BARRETT, DOYLE, NEWMAN, Paul MOORS. W.G. VERGE, R.S
April 23, 1904 Weather A heavy sea broke the harbor ice this week, and a warm day on Thursday inspired hope that it would be an early spring, but the fierce snow storm of yesterday put a damper on again.
April 23, 1904 Sale "Off Came the Duty, and down went the molasses. We are selling good Barbados at 40cts per gallon, and in quantities of 10 gals and upwards, at 37cts. We have also reduced pork, and beef, 50cts per barrell. Kerosene oil 22 cts gallon, beans 4cts, currants 8cts. Dry goods at specially low prices to make room for incoming stock. Coastal Wharf. Geo. ROBERTS.
April 23, 1904 French Shore Settled (Part 1) Colony Celebrates Great Victory. French Fishermen Abandon all Buildings, Including Lobster Factories; and all Harbors Hitherto Occupied by the French, now Open to Our People. All Claims of Territorial Rights Also Abandoned. Whole Colony Freed From French Dominance. Imperial Government Paying Whole Indemnity.Yes, another plume has been placed in the cap of the Bond Government by the terms of settlement of the long outstanding grievances on the Treaty coast of this Colony. For weeks the air has been full of rumors respecting the settlement of the French Shore question, and to say that the Daily News was fearful lest this honor should come to the administration of the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert BOND, is a very mild reference to the undignified attitude of the paper, during the time negotiations were proceeding between the Prime Ministers of England, France and Newfoundland. It is not surprising however, that the News is morose and as sour as vinegar, for by comparison, it will be found that to the present Government belongs the distinction of having accomplished more for the fishery and industrial interests of this Colony, than any preceding administration during any one term of office.
April 23, 1904 French Shore Settled (Part 2) The creation of machinery for the infusion of new life and energy in our industrial realm, and the Great Staple, is the wisest policy, accomplishing the greatest good for the greatest number. This is the record of the BOND Government; and the great victory of the surrender of French rights in Newfoundland, is the greatest achievement in the history of the colony, and a fitting setting to crown all the other great deeds, during the present term. That the announcement will be received with enthusiastic joy and satisfaction by the people throughout the Colony, goes without saying, and we congratulate the Right Hon. Sir Robert BOND and his able and learned Lieutenant, the Hon, E.P. MORRIS, the Hon. George KNOWLING (leader of the Government in Legislative Council), and all the other members of the Cabinet, upon the honor which this latest achievement brings them, and on the position of confidence and esteem they hold in the hearts of the people of the Colony. The headlines to this article contain the text of the Anglo-French treaty, respecting the French Shore, which was announced by Premier BOND in the House of Assembly on Thursday last, amidst the greatest enthusiasm and delight. The agreement stipulates the abandonment by the French fishermen, of all buildings including lobster factories, between Cape John and Cape Ray; and all harbors hitherto occupied by the French are now open to our people; all claims to territorial rights are also abandoned and the whole Colony freed from French dominance. This Colony pays nothing, the British Government having assumed the whole consideration of indemnity.
April 23, 1904 French Shore Settled (Part 3) The treaty will immediately receive the sanction of the Legislature and then "the French Shore question" will be a thing of the past. Our Government has acted a very determined, patriotic, and most commendable part, in the negotiations leading to this settlement, suggesting to the Imperial authorities all the points we have outlined. The question could have been settled at any time during the past twelve months, if the Government could have been persuaded to give way, upon matters of vital interest to the people of the colony, and the announcement made today, might have formed a paragraph in the opening speech this session. But the Government took the position that the question would only be settled when rightly settled, acceptably to the whole Colony. An acute point in the negotiations was the bait question, but our Government remained firm and adamant, and under no consideration would they surrender the bait supremacy. That's where the rub came, the French wanted the Bait Act repealed. Our bait fish is one of the greatest possessions this Colony has, giving her the key to the fisheries of the Western world, and it will be hailed with the liveliest gratification, that by the terms of this agreement, the Colony maintains unfettered control of our bait, retaining the power to regulate the supply. France having surrendered all claims to territorial rights, will open the door for a rush to the development of mining and lumbering resources of the late French Shore. Another blessing will be the undisturbed prosecution of the fisheries on that coast in future by our fishermen, both in respect to cod, lobster and other fishes. The House of Assembly has been waiting for some weeks for the consummation of the Anglo-French treaty negotiations, and after ratification of the agreement will close immediately. There will be no amendments or alterations, simply the approval of the Legislature to a measure properly fixed in the interest of the Colony.
April 23, 1904 Death We sympathize with Mr.and Mrs. Wm. BAIRD of Campelton, who has been called to mourn the loss of their darling child Marion. The little one had been sick for some time, and two weeks ago they brought her to Twillingate, in a snug sleigh, for medical treatment; but having developed a combination of ailments, she died on Sunday last.
April 23, 1904 Rejoicing in St. John's St. John's Rejoices, and so Does Twillingate. By wire we learn that the city of St. John's is a scene of great rejoicing over the settlement of the French Shore question. The town yesterday was gay with bunting and all the colleges and schools were closed in honor of the event. Yesterday being stormy Twillingate celebrates today, the great victory of the surrender of French rights in Newfoundland, by a liberal display of bunting, and other tokens in honor. The schools of this town closed yesterday also, to mark this auspicious and pleasing event.
April 23, 1904 Collection for Mr. BURT (Part 1) In aid of Mr. S. BURT, whose house was burnt at Loon Bay recently: H.J. EARLE, $2.50; G.B. NOTT, W.HUGHES, Wm. ASHBOURNE, Rev. C. HOWSE, John PHILLIPS, Wm. SNOW, Bessie WHELLOR, $1.00 each. COLBOURNE, J.T. GILLINGHAM, Robert HAYWARD, Daniel HAYWARD, Edwin HAYWARD, H.J. PIKE, Emmanuel BROWN, Joseph PEARCE, James PHILLIPS, Joseph A. YOUNG, John HODDER, Edwin YOUNG, William YOUNG, S.M, A.G. ASHBOURNE, Dr. STAFFORD, Geo. BLANDFORD, John HULL, Frederick HELLIER, William MITCHARD, George VATCHER, Eliza HODDER, Frederick STOCKLEY, John STOCKLEY, Fred PHILLIPS, Robert STOCKLEY, Peter YOUNG, J. GILLETT, Thomas EARLE, George GILLETT, William FREEMAN, Isaac YOUNG, Mrs. Charles WHITE, David WHEELOR, J.W. MINTY, James COOPER, Edward WHITE, H.J. HOWLETT, Samuel MINTY, Samuel MAIDMENT, Brett HODDER, 50c each. Martin PHILLIPS, Joseph PHILLIPS, James GUY, Elijah KENDALL, Fred VERGE, Alfred LINFIELD, Simon YOUNG, Wm. MINTY, John WATERMAN, Joseph BARTON, George ROGERS, Isaac BOURDEN, 40 cents each. William NOTT, George GUY, John MINTY, Thomas KEEFE, Richard BAGGS, Levi YOUNG, George RIDOUT, James YOUNG, Josiah HAWKINS, George SLADE, Jonas CLARK, William OAKE, Samuel COOPER, Samuel YATES, John BOURDEN, James TROKE, John SMITH. 30 cents each. Charles GUY, A.G. YOUNG, S. LOVERIDGE, Edward SMITH, Peter TROKE, John TROKE Sr., Al MAIDMENT, Mark DALLY, 25 cents each.
April 23, 1904 Collection for Mr. BURT (Part 2) Alex GUY, Robert GUY, Henry G. YOUNG, Andrew YOUNG, Stephen GUY, Thomas MITCHARD, W.J. VERGE, Kenneth JACOBS, Joseph YOUNG, William YOUNG, Phillip YOUNG, Philip PIPPY, Dorman YOUNG, Shem YATES, Arthur STOCKLEY, J. SKINNER, William T. SKINNER, Eli BURTON, H. HAWKINS, Edgar HAWKINS, William BOURDEN, Peter PARSONS, Albert LINFIELD, Abram YOUNG, Isaac POND, James BROMLEY, George POND, Fred CLARK, Matthew BULGIN, Mrs. Rose BULGIN, John EARLE, Thomas WHITE, Thomas RICE, James GILLETT, Arthur YOUNG, Noah YATES, Elias COOPER, S.R.GILLETT, Peter JENKINS, Charles GILLETT, Thomas RODGERS, John TROKE Jr., Fred VINEHAM, Richard PRIMMER, Samuel JENKINS, George JENKINS, Edward SLADE, George SLADE, Nath. JENKINS, George DALLY, William DALLY, Henry SIMMONS, George MINTY, Walter YOUNG, Bernard MUDFORD, Arthur SMITH, William HODDER, Fred ROSE, 20 cents each. William COOPER, Lydia PARSONS, A. Friend, Joseph BULGIN, 10 cents each.
April 23, 1904 Codliver Oil (Part 1) Our merchants and fishermen are lamenting the serious drop in the price of codliver oil, both in England and American markets. It would be of interest to know if the drop in price is due to the success of the Norwegian fishery entirely, or to the fact that our export is of inferior quality to the product of our rival. It may be the latter. It is admitted, by professional men, that the oil of the Newfoundland codfish is richer than that of Norway. Is the Norwegian manufacturer under official supervision? Or is he a simpler being than the wily Newfoundlander? In this country as a rule, it is not the plain and honest fisherman who makes ventures in new industries. It is the "smart man," who has been "up along" perhaps, and who knows enough to look out for himself, but perhaps not enough to know that "Smartness" injures the trade of the Colony sometimes, and perhaps others too. It is known, and admitted that only the first boiling of codliver oil is pure, sweet and pleasant to taste, and should, in consequence, be the only oil sold for the consumption of people in feeble health.
April 23, 1904 Codliver Oil (Part 2) It is known also, that when the first boiling is dipped off, the "scruntions" or refuse if heated again a second, and even third time, will yield quite a lot of oil. But this is unpleasant to the taste, in fact nauseating to men in good health, and not fit to be sold as food for the sick. Some "smart men" are unscrupulous, others are ignorant. Both alike may mix the second and third dippings with the first good oil. Thus they secure a large quantity, but a very inferior quality of codliver oil. Eventually, all the oil of the colony finds its way to St. John's. And here it is not improbable that the pure oil of the honest and intelligent dealer, is unpacked and mixed with the impure article of the unscrupulous and ignorant, and the result is the same - an article unfit for the consumption of invalids is exported as prime Newfoundland codliver oil. It cannot compete with pure Norwegian oil. It therefore behooves everyone interested in the trade, to be quite sure of his responsibility to the moral genius of humanity, if the time has not arrived for a humane Government to check a pernicious and harmful possibility, and to secure for our codliver oil an equivalent value to that of our rival in the markets of the world, which, in spite of recent efforts, remains in respect of refined oil "facile princeps." --- Telegram.
April 23, 1904 Personal Wm. BAIRD Jr., and his brother Harold left here for Campellton on Thursday.
April 23, 1904 Fish Markets The Norway fishery to date, should not scare Newfoundland suppliers, for it will not materially effect the price of our cod, being only 800,000 fish over their last year's catch which was a small voyage. Our codliver oil should also be of good value at fair price. The way it has been handled however has resulted in almost destroying the trade. This is set forth in an article which we publish in another column from the Telegram.
April 23, 1904 Kerosene Oil Another Victory! Kerosene oil dropped. We are selling kerosene oil, 115 test, at 22 cts per gallon, and 20 cts by the cask. -- Coastal Wharf.
[This is all the data that was on my microfilm for 1904. GW.]

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