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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 GEORGINA HUSSEY and CARL HUSTINS.
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 nothing on my 1912 microfilm before February 17, 1912. GW.

February 17, 1912 Twillingate Lodge A.F. & A.M. (Part 1) On Wednesday, Feb 7th, the brethren of the Masonic fraternity paraded and held a luncheon in their Lodge room, in honor of the Masonic Jubilee of Mr. N. GRAY, who has this year completed fifty years as a Mason. Several visiting brethren including Mr. Harvey HODGE, Fogo, Messrs. BOYDE (2), Tizzard’s Hr. were present. The brethren attended Divine Service at the N. Side Methodist Church where they were preached to by Rev. W. ATKINSON from the words “As a man thinketh so is he.” After Service the brethren returned to their Lodge, and at 6 p.m. they and a number of guests sat down to luncheon. Mr. GRAY occupied the central chair with Worshipful Master HODGE on his right and Immediate Past Master A.G. ASHBOURNE on his left - a slight change in the usual accepted order of procedure on such occasions.
February 17, 1912 Twillingate Lodge A.F. & A.M. (Part 2) After luncheon was over in a short address the Worshipful Master explained to the guests the nature of the day’s business, spoke of Mr. GRAY’S lengthy term as a Mason, and called on Mr. WHITE, the Secretary, to read the address, which was as follows: It is with profound feelings of gratitude to the G.A. of the Universe, on your behalf, that we extend to you our warmest congratulations on this auspicious and unique occasion of your “Masonic Golden Jubilee”. Life at longest is but brief, and to very few is it given to complete, dating from man’s majority, before which no one enters the “Mystic Circle”, the round of fifty years in one sphere of life or fraternity; and for the fact that having completed, by Divine aid, that long period, eneered (sic) by the F.P. of F. which dominate our “Antient Brotherhood” you are still able to join with us in the ordinary lodge avocation as well as on social occasions, still enjoying good health and the prospect (D.V.) of more years of well earned rest and contentment in the evening of life, must be an occasion of mutual felicitations; and we trust the Great Ruler of the Universe may now continue His benefits to you and Mrs. GRAY.
February 17, 1912 Twillingate Lodge A.F. & A.M. (Part 3) And when the sun at last sinks in (we trust) a cloudless West, you will catch as you cross the Bar, that familiar Fiat “Let there be Light Divine” in the Grand Lodge on high. Please accept, dear brother GRAY, the accompanying purse of gold as a very small token of the love and esteem your brethren have for a charter member and the first Master of Lodge “Twillingate” 2364. Signed on behalf of Lodge: A.H. HODGE, W.M., W.J. SCOTT, S.W., S. FACEY, J.W., C. WHITE, Sec. The address and accompanying purse of gold were then presented to MrGRAY who was much affected by this action of the brethren and spoke feelingly of their kindness and goodness to him. Other speeches were made by Messrs. A.G. ASHBOURNE, W.J. SCOTT, C.D. MAYNE and Wm. ASHBOURNE, who eulogized the guest of honor. Mr. C. WHITE also added to the amusement in a few short snappy sentences poking fun at some of the other brethren. After tea the brethren and guests indulged in various games till about 11 p.m. when the National Anthem was sung and they dispersed. The catering was done by Miss E. SCOTT and was very neat and attractive. Several telegrams of congratulations - from the District Grand Lodge, from brethren of Mr. Gray’s first Lodge in St. John’s; from Botwood Lodge where Mr. GRAY’S son Norman has the honor of being first Master, and from brethren at Change Islands and Herring Neck, were received.
February 17, 1912 Advertisement Parties requiring dressed or rough Pine Lumber may obtain same from Mr. O.H. MANUEL who has a large stock. T. MANUEL & Co., Loon Bay
February 17, 1912 Dr. LeDrew and the “Sun” (Part 1) When we came out of the Court House on Friday morning, Dr. LeDREW waited for us and accompanied us down the road as far as MOORS’ with a “caution”. He advised us to be “be careful” as to what we said about him. Presumably this meant that he felt sorry for the ridiculous figure he cut in court and was anxious to have us suppress as much as possible. We told the Doctor that we do not propose to let him brow- beat us, and neither do we. He stated that he had had a letter from a foremost lawyer in the country in reference to a former affair, (we presume he referred to the DAWE case) but that it was burnt in his house last year, and he had not pushed the matter further.
February 17, 1912 Dr. LeDrew and the “Sun” (Part 2) This was evidently meant for a threat. He also spoke something about respect for our “poor old father”, but we quickly asked him to close off that tap, as Canon TEMPLE had nothing to do with the matter, and we take such references as an insult. Dr. LeDREW may, or may not, have been conscientious in his belief that ANSTEY uttered the words charged, but a 10 year old school child would hardly come to court with no more evidence than a scrap of paper on which certain words were written by himself 20 minutes after they were spoken, let alone an M.B. (Dr. LeDREW’s proper title is an M.B., not M.D., as is generally supposed.) Another amusing incident was when the Doctor stepped up to one man down stairs (before Court opened) and asked, “What was going on in the Court room to-day.” It is to be hoped that the Doctor knows by now what was going on. Or did he think there were too many spectators for comfort and desired to bluff them away.
February 17, 1912 Advertisement For Sale, 100 pounds FEATHERS at 20 cents per pound. Black Oats, Corn and Bran, Oranges, Lemons, Grapes, Apples, Onions, Evaporated Apple, Apricot & Prunes. Tinned - Cherries, Raspberries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Etc. Pound Stuff, A big range of Pound Stuffs in Tweed, Muslims, Sateens, Woolens, Ginghams, Velvets, Prints. Flannelettes etc. When you require any of the above goods, give us a call. A. MANUEL.
February 17, 1912 Fear She Has Foundered St. John’s, Feb. 10th. Steamer Kamfjord, now 16 days out from Louisburg, coal laden for this port. It is feared she sank in recent gale with all hands.
February 17, 1912 Death Rev. Mgr. WALSH, of Brigus died yesterday aged 70.
February 17, 1912 Shipping News Feb 12th - The new Bruce arrived this morning. Is a splendid ship with finest accommodation. She leaves St. John’s at midnight tomorrow for Sydney taking up the Cabot Strait service. Glencoe had not reached Basque up to noon today; it is supposed she was in storm in the Gulf. At reception on board new Bruce today, Governor warmly praised Reid Company’s enterprise as shown in building the steamer and also efforts to keep lines open. New steamer Lloydson from Norway for St. John’s, collided with another while entering Grangemouth, Leith, Scotland, yesterday, and will be detained a week. Reid Company has no message yet regarding Glenco’ arrival at Louisburg. Furious blizzard raged off Cape Breton yesterday, which possibly delayed her. Steamer Tritonia slowly forcing her way towards Botwood. New sealers Erna and Sagonia, leave England next week for St. John’s. The 10 steel steamers this year could carry over 400,000 pelts if all secured loads.
February 17, 1912 Another Snow Blockade Sunday’s blizzard again blocks trains. Delegates for Orange Convention cannot proceed. Convention postponed accordingly. Incoming express making slow progress city wards. She was at Rantem at one o’clock today. Much heavy snow between there and St. John’s.
February 17, 1912 The Strike The feature of this week has been the strike of last Saturday. Some delegates of the F.P.U. approached the merchants recently requesting 10 cents an hour for net loft men, and 12 1/2 cents for outside work, beginning May 1st. The employers agreed to the 10-cent rate but declined to discuss the 12 1/2 cent rate till the time for its need. Accordingly, employed in Mr. ASHBOURNE’S to the number of 20 men, strike. EARLE’S net loft ............... .ver, refused to go out as ......... ds for the 10-cent rate ........... and they considered they ...... ing to do with the 12 1/2 .......te until the time arrived. ... to going to press regular ........ is not resumed at ASHBOURNE’S net loft, and a stormy meeting was promised in the F.P.U. meeting on last night. [Note: the blank spaces were impossible to decipher due to a water stain].
February 17, 1912 Astray in Storm Two Young Men Spent Saturday Night in Hay Loft. Two young men belonging well up near the bridge, went badly astray in the snowstorm of Saturday night. They had been visiting friends at the “Hospital” on the Crow Head road, and started for home about eleven o’clock. After getting somewhere about Mr. Obadiah BRIDGER’S, they went astray in the blinding snow and lost the road. After crawling and floundering about for some time, they reached a house. This they found unoccupied, and opening the door, found themselves in HODDER’S hay house in Cat Cove. As the storm was so bad, they decided to make the best of it, and taking off their overcoats, settled away in the hay for a good nap until daylight, when they bid good-bye to their comfortable bedroom, and started for something to eat.
February 17, 1912 Caught A Young Rabbit In Paradise A young rabbit, which must have been frightened out of Cat Cove by the two young gentlemen who made such an unexpected appearance there Saturday night, decided to try Paradise as a place of residence. Unfortunately he found Paradise not up to its reputation. Two young men from Wild Cove happened to spot Mr. Rabbit on Sunday, and after a chase, succeeded in capturing him under Mr. Jas MAY’S HOUSE. Needless to say, the rabbit reached another Paradise by a quick route.
February 17, 1912 Caught A Codfish Mr. Harry ANSTEY, while out birding last week, picked up a small codfish floating on the water. It was quite fresh and very plump and full of liver.
February 17, 1912 Entertainments (Part 1) The first was the cantata “Bethlehem” which was given by the Choral Society, recently formed by Mr. W.J. ANSTEY, in the Alexandra Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8th, before a large audience. As we were taking the part of Herod it is not for us to speak much one way or the other, but although it was not the best ever, and the balance of parts was not equal, all things considered, it seemed to have been generally appreciated by the audience, which is estimated must have been between 600 and 700 persons, while the gross proceeds must have exceeded one hundred dollars. Mr. ANSTEY acted as conductor and any success is due to his able leading.
February 17, 1912 Entertainments (Part 2) The entertainment of the Orange Society was also under the control of Mr. ANSTEY and was of much the same character as that of the S.U.F. the previous week. Owing to the numerous calls on those of the quartette recently, coupled with snow storms, three of the male quartette went on with only one practice and one had not heard some of the music at all before. The dialogues by Mr. and Mrs. ANSTEY, and the recitations by Miss Dulcie MOORE, were well given and were an improvement on the all too frequent style, of having the prompter “sotto voce” heard half the time. A full hall also greeted this affair.
February 17, 1912 Entertainments (Part 3) The last has been the hot supper in St. Peter’s School, and although here too we had a part - and a not inconspicuous one either, inasmuch as, with other gentlemen, we assisted in carving the beef - we think we may say that it was about the daintiest affair that has ever been seen in Twillingate. The dingy old school looked quite gay in its decorations, and the sparkle of glass and cutlery added to the effect. The ladies are be congratulated on the success of their efforts, and we hope to see the result in the gradual displacement of those hideous long tables at our usual feeds. The number of tickets was strictly limited so there was neither fuss nor confusion, and record time was made in service, which was well organized and quick. The proceeds, which amounted to $20. goes to St. Peter’s choir fund. The caterers were Mesdames STIRLING, A. MANUEL, A. COLBOURNE, A BLACKLER and W.B. TEMPLE.
February 17, 1912 Death The death angel passed through Sydney, C.B., on Sunday, January 7th and summoned Lydia, relict of the late William NEWMAN, formerly of Twillingate. The call was not unexpected, nor by any means unwelcome. For a long time she seemed to have been just lingering on the borderland. Although suffering intensely for several months before the end, she passed out peacefully without a struggle as if going to sleep. Her face often lit up apparently with visions of future bliss, often testifying of her readiness and strong desire to depart to be with Christ, which is far better. Mrs. NEWMAN was all that is comprehended in the word mother, good, loving and unselfish. No sacrifice was too great for her to make for others. She reached the age of 57 years. She leaves four devoted daughters, one son, and a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. - Com.
February 17, 1912 Public Notice Under the provisions of Chapter 23, Edward VII, entitled “An Act to Amend the Post Office Act, 1893 and upon the recommendation of the Board, appointed under Section 1 thereof, notice is hereby given that three months after this date a proclamation will issue for the alteration of name, or re-naming of places as under, that is to say - 1. That New Harbor, Bonavista Bay, be renamed Newport; 2. That Dark Tickle, Twillingate District, be renamed Brighton; 3. That Western Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe, re renamed Westport; 4. That Newton, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District, be renamed Port Anson; 5. That Northwest Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District, be renamed Osmonton. R. Watson, Colonial Secretary, Col. Secy’s Office, Oct 24, 1911, Jan 27, 4 ins.
February 17, 1912 Court Cases (Part 1) A large number of men attended at the Court House on Friday morning when three cases were set for hearing - a case between two residents of Friday’s Bay, the case of Dr. LeDREW vs. Mr. Abel ANSTEY for alleged libel, and that of George PARDY vs. LAMBERT for alleged trespass. The first case called was that of Dr. Le DREW vs. Mr. Abel ANSTEY. Dr. LeDREW’s deposition made before the Magistrate on Feb 5th, stated that on Jan 31st., Abel ANSTEY did say to him, while standing in his front door during a conversation, “You are dishonest, Doctor, and I can prove it.” Abel ANSTEY, asked what he had to say to the charge, denied saying the words quoted, but stated that in reply to something from the Doctor about being honest with him said, “Your are just as dishonest as I am, Doctor, and I can prove it.” Asked by the Magistrate if he (ANSTEY) considered himself an honest man, ANSTEY replied “Yes”, and handed testimonials as to his honesty, from Mr.NOTT, Agent for H.J. EARLE, C.V. SMITH, M.D., W. ASHBOURNE, (per S. LOVERIDGE), and F. LINDFIELD, and stated he could produce others.
February 17, 1912 Court Cases (Part 2) Dr. I.S. LeDREW (Sworn) produced his notebook in which he had written down, 20 minutes afterwards, the words which he claimed ANSTEY used. That he had asked ANSTEY on the spot to apologize. LeDREW repeated the words which he claimed ANSTEY used “You are dishonest, Doctor, and I can prove it.” and swore thereto. Asked if he had any witnesses to call Doctor LeDREW replied he had not. In reply to questions by the Magistrate, LeDREW said he was called in 1908 to attend Abel ANSTEY’S child, which was sick; for which services he charged ANSTEY $2.00. Asked if he had sent any bill LeDREW replied he did not remember sending any. Abel ANSTEY stated that in 1908 he was in Boston, and that his wife was here, but went to Boston afterwards. When she arrived there, he asked her about the bill, and she wrote to his mother, who said she saw the Doctor, who said it would be all right.
February 17, 1912 Court Cases (Part 3) Mrs. ANSTEY, (sworn) corroborated this. Abel ANSTEY further stated that on the day in question, Dr. LeDREW came to his house and asked to see his wife. He said she was sick and couldn’t talk to him (Dr.). Some further conversation ensued and the Doctor said to him “Be honest with me,” and he (ANSTEY) replied, “Your are just as dishonest as I am, Doctor, and I can prove it.” During some further questions, ANSTEY stated that last year, his father, who was on Dr. SMITH’s books, was taken very sick. Dr. SMITH was away at Herring Neck and he sent for Dr. LeDREW, who charged him $8.00 and ANSTEY gave him a tenspot. When ANSTEY went for medicine to LeDREW’S surgery, the latter told him there was no change, but that the two dollars was for his attendance on the child in 1908.
February 17, 1912 Court Cases (Part 4) He (LeDREW) asked ANSTEY if he would give him and his father’s names for $5. ANSTEY would not consent till he had talked over the matter with his wife. Three days later Dr. LeDREW called at ANSTEY’s house and the latter declined to put his name on LeDREW’s books. Lily ANSTEY, wife of Abel ANSTEY, deposed that on Jan 31st., when Dr. LeDREW called, she was on the lounge in the kitchen, and was very sick. The voices of her husband and LeDREW annoyed her somewhat, though she could not hear what was said. The Magistrate said that he had asked these questions in order to try and elucidate something in reference to the case, though they had really no bearing on the matter. He dismissed the case for want of evidence, and stated that he was surprised at a man like Dr. LeDREW, bringing in a case on the mere evidence of what he himself had written in his notebook. Plaintiff LeDREW to pay Court charges.
February 17, 1912 Woman Badly Burnt and child Burnt to Death. A woman was almost burned to death at St. Mary’s yesterday, and a child was burned to death in St. John’s by its clothing taking fire.

    There is nothing on my 1912 microfilm between February 17, 1912 and April 6, 1912. GW.

April 6, 1912 Death Campbellton, March 27th, 1912. (Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, Please allow me space in your paper to record the death of our eldest child, Hilda Mary, who passed to be with Jesus on March the 12th. Some time in the end of the past year she caught a heavy cold. At the time, she was working in the telegraph office. She didn’t give up, thinking it to be only a cold, but instead of getting better, she grew worse, and in the early part of January had to leave her office. We used every means in our power to restore her to health, but all in vain. God saw fit to take her from this world of suffering to a world of joy and gladness. She was taken right in the bloom of her life at the age of 18 years. Little we thought in September last when our eldest boy Frederick was taken from us, that within six months our eldest daughter would be taken also. It is hard to lose our darling children, but we can say with Job, “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” She was ready to go, and calling us around her bedside, told us not to cry, she was going to be with Jesus. Our loss is Heaven’s gain we can go to her but she cannot return to us. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. JACKSON. He preached a funeral sermon taking for his text St. John 11:25 [the remainder of this item is undecipherable and goes on into verse. It is signed yours truly, Samuel CLARK].
April 6, 1912 Canon TEMPLE The many friends of Canon TEMPLE here, will be glad to learn that he is now recovering from his recent illness. The Rev. Gentleman, although only allowed up for two hours a day, is gaining strength daily. Dr. STAFFORD has been in attendance, and reports his patient as being now entirely out of danger. The disease from which the Canon was suffering was pleuro-dynia. He has been compelled to abandon his work on the Diocesan Magazine and is ordered complete rest. Canon TEMPLE is the Senior Clergyman in the Church of England in this country, and last year acted as the Bishop’s Commissary during his absence.
April 6, 1912 Accident at Campbellton Accidental Discharge of shot Gun Destroys Nat HILL’s Right Arm. A young man HILL of Campbellton had the misfortune to lose his right arm by the accidental discharge of a shotgun at Campbellton on Wednesday. The unfortunate young man had gone down the shore looking for rabbits on Wednesday afternoon, with a muzzle-loading shotgun. At Birchy Point, almost around to Michael’s Head, he entered the woods about five p.m. While here, he thumped the butt of the loaded gun on a windfall, presumably to drive out a rabbit, and as there was no oakum over the cap, the concussion discharged the gun, sending the charge thro his right arm near the shoulder, and setting fire to his clothes. Not knowing what he was doing, he left the woods and walked some distance out on the ice, and then re-entered the woods and made his way to Campbellton. Mr. BAIRD, immediately wired here for Dr. SMITH, who happened to be at Loon Bay at the time, and finding this out, Mr. BAIRD drove thither immediately, taking the Doctor back with him. The Doctor not having his surgical instruments for amputation with him, Mr. BAIRD then despatched a horse to Botwood for Dr. BOWDEN, who arrived next morning, and he and Dr. SMITH amputated HILL’s arm within four inches of the shoulder. HILL is a young married man with a wife and children and the loss of his limb, more especially the right one, will seriously handicap him.
April 6, 1912 Wanted by Visitors A hotel or boarding house where fairly good meals will be served and where lodging can be obtained. For particulars apply to any visitor to Twillingate during summer or winter. It is a most surprising state of affairs that a place of this size cannot boast of a boarding house. During the past two weeks there have been quite a number of visitors here, some for the day and some for a day and night or two. But for the hospitality of private persons, quite a number of these would have gone hungry. The visitors were able and willing to pay, but in vain they applied at places where they understood meals were served; they went from place to place till friends who could not see them hungry, took them in. If a young married man and woman without children are looking for an opening, let them come here and open a boarding house, and a grateful travelling public will, as petitions put it, “ever humbly pray.” It is a disgrace to us as a town, and it is extremely injurious to the business of our town. Every visitor who comes here leaves money in the place. The longer you can coax him to stay, the more money he must spend. By our short sighted policy we are driving people away, and the unenviable reputation Twillingate is getting as a place for travellers - to keep away from - will do us an incalculable amount of injury, if we don’t wake up to it pretty soon.
April 6, 1912 Resolutions of Thanks to Reid Brothers At a public meeting held in the Court House, on March 20th, to consider the gift of sanatoria by the Messrs Reid Bros., it was resolved - That the citizens of Twillingate place on record their appreciation of the generosity of Messrs Reid Bros., in donating such a princely and benevolent gift to the Colony, which will be of lasting benefit to suffering humanity throughout Newfoundland. Be it further Resolved - That the hearty and sincere thanks of this community be tendered the Messrs Reid Bros., with the assurance that the splendid manifestation of their liberality and sympathy, will do much to better the conditions of our people in safeguarding them against the ravages of much dreaded disease, consumption, and we believe will prove an educative influence throughout the Island; and that a copy be sent the Messrs. Reid Bros., also the local papers for publications. Signed on behalf of the citizens, W.J. SCOTT, J.P., M., Wm ASHBOURNE, J.P., C.D. MAYNE, J.P., I.S. LeDREW, M.B., REV. T.W. ATKINSON, A.G. ASHBOURNE, REV. A. B. S. STIRLING, Arthur MANUEL, J.P., C.V. SMITH, M.D., JAMES PHILLIPS, C. WHITE.
April 6, 1912 Fell Thro the Ice Miss Lilly LUTHER and two of Mr. MAYNE’S children, fell throough the new made slob just off Mr. FACEY’S yesterday afternoon. Miss LUTHER and Roy and Constance MAYNE, the latter in a sleigh, were coming across the harbor, when not noticing the ice was broken, walked off on the slob of Thursday night’s making. The girl and Roy went in to their waists, but the sleigh with the little girl did not break throough. The girl’s screams attracted the attention of Mr. John STUCKLESS and he was able to quickly haul them out. After a dry up, Mr. A.H. HODGE acted the Good Samaritan, and drove them home. Mr. John BURTON of the Arm, fell thro this morning in an attempt to walk over the young slob on the harbor. He had dogs and cart with him and got about 20 yards over the slob, when in he went. A man who went to his assistance, also fell thro, and both were finally rescued. But for the dogs, which did not break thro, Mr. BURTON might have been drowned.
April 6, 1912 Cantata at Morton’s Hr. Mr. W.J. ANSTEY took the members of this Choral Society to Morton’s Hr. on Tuesday. The singers were driven in quite a heterogeneous assortment of sleighs and quite a little merriment by races, runaways, and upsets, was caused. A fair house greeted the performance of the Cantata Bethlehem in the Orange Hall, but thro' want of proper advertising, many from Tizzard’s Hr., Chance Hr., and Western Head, who would gladly have been there, were not aware of the date, and even the committee of the Hall had no notification. We understand the proceeds amounted to $20. Two gentlemen were so pleased with the performance that they paid the hire of the hall themselves. In fact all seemed very pleased, and the attention was extremely good throughout.
April 6, 1912 Burning Peat Mr. Joseph STRICKLAND tells us that he has been burning peat nearly all this winter. Considering the scarcity of coal and its present high price, we wonder that more people do not tackle the peat proposition.
April 6, 1912 Honors for Twillingate Boy In the intercollegiate debate between Mount Allison and University of Acadia on March 28th, in Fawcett Hall, Mount Allison defeated Acadia. Mr. N. GUY, of Twillingate, was leader of the debate for Mount Allison.
April 6, 1912 Sickness Mr. Geo. Tizzard is very sick and fears are entertained for his recovery. He was unable to speak Friday morning but rallied slightly after. Mr. Thos. CHURCHILL’s son, a boy of about 14 years, has become mentally unbalanced and members of the family have to stay up with him. Fears are entertained for his sanity.
April 6, 1912 Mr. HILL's Condition The young man HILL, whose arm was removed by Drs. BOWDEN and SMITH, was placed by Dr. BOWDEN in the Grand Falls Hospital, where he will receive careful treatment. We understand Mr. BAIRD and Dr. BOWDEN have made representations in the Government on behalf of HILL, as he is unable to write, and it is hoped that a position as keeper for one of the lights in the Run, or something of this nature will be secured for him.
April 6, 1912 Mr. OSMOND's Horse Mr. Dave OSMOND severely strained his horse’s legs, thro' her putting her foot in an old hole in the road. The shoe was split in two and torn away from the hoof.
April 6, 1912 Woods Work Messrs. W.W. BAIRD and H. MANUEL were at Morton’s Hr. on Tuesday. We learn that the Horwood Lumber Co., at Campbellton had practically all their yarded logs out and will finish them this week. MANUEL’s at Loon Bay have two horses in the woods again.
April 6, 1912 Trains Off The Track Wednesday’s West bound express with our mails was at Cobb’s Camp last evening. She was about 12 hours late owing to the snow and at Cobb’s Camp, which is about 6 miles East of Glenwood, or 20 miles East of Notre Dame Junction, the plow and engine left the track owing to ice. None of the cars went off however. The rotary and engine which were on their way to the West Coast from St. John’s, passed Port Blandford at ten this morning and this engine will assist in getting the derailed on again. It is quite possible the Sun will be out by the time our mail gets here.
April 6, 1912 Birth Birth. Still the population increases, Mrs. Roland GILLETT gave birth to a son on Tuesday last week.
April 6, 1912 Sealing News April 1st - Beothic 27,000 aboard, working among scattered pans from which expects to get 6,000 more; Stephano 10,000; Florizel secured 5,000 Saturday; Eagle 8,000. Message from Gulf reports all fleet but Neptune and Labrador jammed near Magdalen’s, clean. 2nd - Bonaventure 50000, Bellaventure 2,500 arrived last night. Bonaventure brought crew of schr. Corona rescued from sinking hull 170 miles off Cape Spear on Sunday. Beothic was 40 miles off St. John’s last night, and Stephano about 40 miles off Cape Bonavista. Steamer Seal in the Gulf has 800, other ships still jammed. April 3rd - Fogota’s Crew made $65.30, Bonaventure’s $11.59, Bellaventure $4.86. Florizel arrived last night with 5,000 seals. Message from Nascopie reported her off Bell Isle bound homewards. Stephano reported at noon that she had picked up 2,000 more. Message from Bay of Islands reports steamer apparently picking up seals. 4th - No sealing news today, Florizel last night unloaded, had 4582 seals, men shared $10.45.
April 6, 1912 Note of thanks Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir, - Allow me space in your paper for a few words of thanks to the many friends for their kindness to me in my trouble and bereavement. The kind friends around us - Mrs. Mark MOORS, Mrs. Edward YOUNG, and Mesdames PELLEY (2) - for their help to us when help was needed. They were our help in sickness, and in death they watched by the bedside of my aged mother, Mrs. Fanny MOXHAM, whom the death angel took on March 25th to her haven of rest. She passed peacefully away at the good old age of 87 years. I must say while lying 35 days on a sick bed, her Pastor, Rev. Mr. ATKINSON, came to see her but once, and then he was sent for. Again thanking all the kind friends both in our Cove and outside, who sent to us when help was need, yours truly Mrs. James MORGAN.

April 13, 1912 Published by Authority On recommendation of the Game and Inland Fisheries Board, His Excellency the Governor in council has been pleased to approve the following Regulations in relation to Moose: 1. No person shall hunt, kill or pursue with intent to kill, any Moose or Elk within this Colony. Any person violating this Section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $200.00, and, in default of payment, to imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months; 2. If any person shall have in his possession the carcass of any Moose or Elk, or any part thereof, such possession shall be prima facie evidence of his having violated the foregoing section. Department Marine & Fisheries.
April 13, 1912 Advertisement For Sale. Scr. “Alexandra E.”, 29 tons, built 1907, well fitted. For particulars apply to Andrew ELLIOTT, Change Islands.
April 13, 1912 Advertisement That desirable piece of land situated near W. SCOTT, Esq. residence. Being in a good location it would be a very attractive home site. For particulars apply Sun Office.
April 13, 1912 Advertisement Schr. “Dulcie M.”, 38 tons, built in 1910. Well found and in good condition. Apply to T. MANUEL & Co., Loon Bay.
April 13, 1912 Consigned to the W.P.B. Mr. E.W. ROBERTS: Your letter received and the same has been duly consigned to the W.P.B., as we do not spend our money on returning people’s letters. If correspondents require their letters returned they must include a stamped addressed envelope. There is a mistaken idea abroad that if an Editor refuses or declines to use manuscript he should return it. The fact is that usage gives no support to this contention and if an article or letter is declined it is immediately destroyed unless postage is included for its return. Of course it is not usual to decline letters or articles unless for some fairly strong reason.
April 13, 1912 Is Freddie Strong Mixed Up In the Fishermen’s Union? Is Freddie Strong Mixed Up In the Fishermen’s Union? From the appearance of the Memorial presented to the Governor by Mr. W.F. COAKER and published in the Evening Telegram, it looks as if Capt. Ralph W. STRONG - or Freddie STRONG as he is better known here, (worker of schemes and gold bricker in the first degree) - is acting hand in glove with Mr. COAKER. His friends here will give Mr. COAKER joy of such company. Verbum sap.
April 13, 1912 From Little Bay Islands Mr. W. STRONG, whose schooner was ice bound in Seldom last year with fish cargo in company with the Ahava and Gyrfalcon, arrived here Tuesday from Little Bay Islands in a trap skiff. Mr. STRONG spent the night with Mr. George GILLETT and left again for Seldom to get his schr ready for St. John’s.
April 13, 1912 Shipping News Capt. JANES and WHEELER leave Monday for Seldom to get their respective schrs. which are fish laden, ready for St. John’s. They were unable to go before, as the insurance did not come in force till April 15th. Board of Trade considering today complaint that Allan steamer Carthaginian, now coming from Liverpool, left behind large quantity freight in order to take freight for Philadelphia. Steamer Adventure sails for Sydney today to load coal for Botwood to supply S.S. Tritonia, which lying past month with 3,500 pulp aboard, waiting coal supply to take her across the Atlantic. The Stella Maris arrived at the Arm on Sunday morning and landed a quantity of freight at GILLETT’s for Messrs. HODGE, ASHBOURNE and others. She brought no mail and left again about noon.
April 13, 1912 Sealing News St. John’s, April 8th - Stephano with 13,000, Beothic with 30,000 seals arrived yesterday, report Ranger and Eagle with 12,000 each, Sagona with 4,000. Farquahar’s steamer Seal arrived at Channel Saturday afternoon with 3,300 seals reporting rest of Gulf fleet practically clean. Farquahar’s steamer Seal arrived at St. John’s last night to land her catch. She reports Gulf fleet practically clean, now seeking old seals. All steamers on front of island with wireless apparatus now in port. No further news from remaining steamers expected except as the arrive. Cape Ray reports steamer 10 miles off today looking light, supposed Viking. Steamer Labrador arrived at Channel today with 1500 young seals, propeller disabled. Reports sighting Viking yesterday looking light. Steamer Ranger reached Greenspond last night passed Elliston noon, due this p.m.; hails for 10,000 pelts. Steamer Ranger with 10,300 seals arrived last night; steamer Sagona with 20,000 harboured at Valleyfield, due tonight. Steamer Labrador struck rock leaving Basque yesterday, was unloading seals and coal to refloat.
April 13, 1912 Postmistress & 2 Children Burnt to Death Post Office at Sweet Bay, Bonavista Bay, took fire last Monday and the Postmistress and her children were burnt to death.
April 13, 1912 Deer Lake 10th - In Assembly yesterday Premier introduced resolutions for establishing pulp mills at Deer Lake whereby company proposed operating there, will be empowered to raise level of Grand and Deer Lakes in order to secure necessary power. Announced that two other similar projects, one for Grand Lake and one for Little River on Southwest Coast, were now before Government. 11th - In Assembly yesterday, resolutions approving Deer Lake pulp project passed through committee unanimously, opposition offering no criticism.
April 13, 1912 Grand Jury Grand Jury St. John’s today found no bill against Joseph BYRNE charged with manslaughter through killing of James EALES by rotary plow last month. Matter may be sent to another great jury in Oct.
April 13, 1912 Death We regret to chronicle the death of Edith, beloved wife of Mr. Henry NEWMAN, which occurred on Sunday last at the age of 50 years. The deceased lady has been paralyzed for several years. She leaves a husband, 4 sons and a daughter to mourn her demise. The funeral took place on Wednesday, at the North Side Methodist Church.
April 13, 1912 Death Mr. Martin PHILLIPS had the misfortune to lose a little baby girl of about six weeks on Tuesday.
April 13, 1912 How a Dog Lost His Dinner. The Tale of a Tub or How a Dog Lost His Dinner. The following story which Messrs. COLE and PRESTON vouch for as being perfectly true, happened a few weeks ago. Mr. COLE had purchased among other things, a ten-pound tub of butter, which he hauled home on a small slide, leaving it outside his door during dinner. Just as he was finishing dinner, Mr. Alan PRESTON arrived with the tub under his arm. It appears that Mr. PRESTON had seen a dog pass his place carrying the tub in his mouth, and had taken chase and captured the tub. He then followed the dog’s tracks backward and arrived at Mr. COLE’s, who needless to say, was glad to see his butter home again, while the dog was compelled to lick his lips and regret that he had not started in on the butter on the spot.
April 13, 1912 Mr. YOUNG’s Complaint "Editor Twillingate Sun - Dear Sir, I notice in a item in the Sun referring to my trial at Morton’s Hr. recently, that I was blamed for stealing a piece of linnet out of JENNING’s store. This is untrue. What partly happened is this. At first parties stated that when nets were removed of mine, they did not know what I did with them, but afterwards BARTLETT confessed that he did see the pole lying flat on the water. In regard to the old piece of linnet, this I took out of BARTLETT’s stage, where it was hidden away so that he could swear he had a good net there before I put my net out. When I told them I was going to take up their nets, they told me to go ahead and afterwards they prosecuted me. In regard to the second case, a neighbor told me the boy took a piece of rope off my fence, and I was fined $5 for blaming the boy, whereas I never accused the boy at all. In fact it seems to me that the Magistrate is down on me and will not give me a fair show. Yours truly, Chas. YOUNG, Chance Hr. (We must point to Mr. YOUNG that he put himself in a dangerous position by taking the linnet, without permission, from BARTLETT’S stage. However, it seems to us a great pity, that in small places can’t live together in charity. We hear much about religion, but there seems to be a very great want of true religion, if people can have so much enmity towards their neighbours. - Ed.)"
April 13, 1912 Advertisement For Sale Cheap, Motor Boat “Jock Scot”, 27 feet long, 6 feet beam, 2 feet, 9 inches deep, fitted with 7 horse power, Norwegian type, Kero, oil engine (no batteries). Substantially built, rough water boat, admirably suited for towing, ferrying, or general service. Angel Engineering & Supply Co., Ltd., St. John’s, Nfld.
April 13, 1912 Advertisement Wanted, A general servant for small family. Good wages paid a suitable person. Apply by letter, Mrs. W.W. BAIRD, Campbellton.
April 20, 1912 Personals Rev. A. B. S. STIRLING has gone to Morton's Hr. for Sunday. Capt. Ed. WHITE in Mr. ASHBOURNE's schr. Our Bob's, left the Arm Monday morning on a sealing trip. We hope that Capt. WHITE will return with the fat. Messrs. Jas. PURCHASE, Lewis PURCHASE and Stanley WARR left by Fogota last week for St. John's to get their schooner ready, and Messrs. Ben YOUNG and Harvey FREEMAN left by Stellar Maris Tuesday on the same errand. MANUEL's at Exploits have their 40 h.p. engine for their new boat at Lewisport and were up for the propellor shaft last week. Capt. Fred.SMITH and crowd also leave by her. Capt. John PHILLIPS and crew, Capt. Jacob MOORES and crew, and others, leave by Fogota for St. John's to get their schrs. ready. There will be a concert held at Jenkin's Arm schoolroom Wednesday, April 24th. Doors open 7.30, to begin at 8 o'clock. Admission 10¢. Mr. Ernest MANUEL is here for a week on business. Last mail we received a post card from Mr. L. EARLE who was leaving Los Angeles April 4th for Toronto, staying off a day at San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. He expects to arrive in St. John's about the first of May. Messrs. W. W. BAIRD and H. BAIRD were here on Monday from Campbellton and returned the next day. They made the trip from Campbellton to Manuel's Cove in 4 1/4 hours, which was good time as the "necks" were soft.
April 20, 1912 Deer Lake Pulp Bill By Telegraph from St. John's: - In Assembly yesterday, Deer Lake pulp bill passed committee practically without opposition. Both Houses met today for formal motions and prorogation is assured for Thursday.
April 20, 1912 Sealing News Sealer Sagona arrived last night with 2600 pelts, was discharged at midday. Up to date 110,000 seals have been landed, Ranger and Sagona have 12,000 more and remainder fleet estimated to bring 45,000, making a total of 170,000, smallest catch for 20 years, except in 1897, when total was 127,000.
April 20, 1912 Shipping News Steamer Florizel sailed noon today for Halifax whence brings load freight to St. John's, after that taking up regular summer service with New York. Bruce sailed 3 o'clock for North Sydney - returns via Port aux Basques. Reid Co. except to open cross country line by end of week. Carthaginian for St. John's is fog bound off Cape Race. Bruce bound Sydney was 20 miles beyond Cape Pine at midnight reporting fog and storm.
April 20, 1912 Railway Condition Railway is now open across country except about 10 miles, which Reid Co. hope to clear by Sunday.
April 20, 1912 Titanic Lost White Star liner Titanic, reported yesterday as having struck an iceberg 300 miles off Cape race, sank two hours after collision and, according to latest reports received today, carried down with her 1500 people. Only 675 were saved, mostly women and children, who were adrift in boats when Cunard liner Carpathia reached scene some hours later. She is conveying survivors to New York. Latest details Titanic tragedy show steamer Carpathia has 866 persons aboard, no others apparently saved, estimated total loss about 1250. Carpathia due New York Friday morning, before which unlikely any details will be obtained.
April 20, 1912 Captain Kean Denys Rumor Captain Joseph Kean, of Florizel, and his Officers, deny report spread at Carbonear, that his barrel man saw brigantine in ice on March 24th, when 120 miles off St. John's.
April 20, 1912 Harbor Grace Dock Opens Harbor Grace docks opened this morning, taking up two large schooners. Lloyd's surveyor being present expressed himself highly pleased with the result, and outlook is very favorable for a large business being done there.
April 20, 1912 Death Ambrose TAYLOR, Brakeman on Bonavista branch train, had his leg cut off by locomotive which passed over it at Port Rexton yesterday, and died at Placentia junction this morning, while being brought to town for treatment; he was 21 years old, unmarried, and from Harbor Grace.
April 20, 1912 The Titanic Disaster Hugh Liner Carrying over 2,300 Passengers Crashes Into Iceberg and Sinks in Two Hours. Only 745 Rescued by Liner Carpathia Two Hours Later. Ship Sinks with Band Playing - One of the worst disasters in shipping circles recently, was when the new White Star Liner Titanic, of 20,000 tons, on her first trip across the Atlantic crashed into an iceberg about 300 miles off Cape Race on Monday. Details are yet very meagre, but it seems evident from the length of time which elapsed between striking the berg and sinking - two hours - that the water-tight bulkheads must have been unable to stand the strain and collapsed, otherwise there would have been more time to transfer more than seven hundred passengers to the boats. A number of notables were on board including W. T. STEAD and Jacob ASTOR the millionaire, the former of whom is reported drowned. Of the survivors 100 are sick on board the Carpathia and ??5 died before she reached New York. The Titantic was valued at nine million dollars and carried five million dollars insurance. She was 852 feet long, 92 broad and 60 feet deep. Latest reports indicate that those who were on board at the time she sank died like men, the band playing on her deck as she plunged to the bottom.
April 20, 1912 A Twillingate Boy A Twillingate Boy Leads his College to Victory in the Inter-Collegiate Debate between Acadia and Mt. Allison Colleges. Twillingate people and the Colony itself, has reason to be proud of Norman M. GUY of this town who is attending Mt. Allison University, N.B. He has had a very successful career at college, and when he graduates in Arts this spring will have completed an excellent course at Mt. Allison. But his greatest triumph came last Thursday, when he led the Mt. Allison debating team against Acadia, in a debate on the question as to whether Canada should contribute financially to the British Navy, or should build and maintain a navy of her own. Mt. Allison took the affirmative side upholding the policy of financial contribution, and was represented by Mr. GUY '12 (leader) Mr. RUGGLES '12, and Mr. FITZPATRICK '13. After a spirited and keen debate before a large audience, Mt. Allison was awarded the victory on argument. While all the Mt. A. representatives acquitted themselves well, it was mainly due to Mr. GUY's work in supervising the preparation of the speeches, and his own clear logical argument, and especially his rebuttal, which gained the decision for Mt. Allison. The debate aroused great interest in the Maritime Provinces, as Acadia had not been beaten in debate for eight successive years, and is always a keen rival to Mt. Allison. Great enthusiasm was manifested at the close of the debate, the debaters being bounced by their admiring fellow students. This is Mr. GUY's third appearance as an intercollegiate debate, and he has always done credit to himself and his native town and country. Mt. Allison needs more such men. Send them along, Twillingate! F. J. ARMITAGE.
April 20, 1912 Preparing Schooners Signs of spring are now in the air. Capts Andrew and Frank ROBERTS are busily engaged scraping down and getting ready for sea.
April 20, 1912 Death Geo. Tizzard Dead: We regret to announce the death of Mr. Geo. TIZZARD of Back Hr., which occurred on Sunday night about nine o'clock. Mr. TIZZARD has been suffering for some time from a tubercular throat, and latterly had been lying between life and death. Some time ago he received injuries from a horse, as reported in the Sun, which may have hastened his death. His daughter is on board the Fogota and we understand the funeral will not take place 'till her arrival. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved wife and children.
April 20, 1912 Accident Accident to Mr. White. The account of the accident to Mr. Elias WHITE, of Ragged Point, was accidentally omitted from last issue. Mr. WHITE put a loading of shot thro' his right arm on Saturday, April 6th, at Grego Island, in a similar manner to that which cost Nat HILL his arm. He was rushed here, and Drs. LEDREW and SMITH met him at Ragged Point. Fortunately no bones were damaged, only a muscle being badly lacerated, and the arm was not taken off. He will not lose the arm tho' it may be weakened to some extent.
April 20, 1912 Born On April 9th, a daughter to the wife of Mr. S. G. MAIDMENT, Herring Neck.
April 20, 1912 Dance A pleasant dance was held in the Court House on Wednesday night when some 35 persons attended and enjoyed themselves till about midnight.
April 20, 1912 Wanted at Once A man with some experience in Horticulture to handle our trade in Twillingate. Splendid opening and permanent position for right party. Write for full particulars and state experience. STONE & WELLINGTON Fonthill Nurseries, Est'd 1837, Toronto, Ontario
April 20, 1912 Tizzard's Hr. Affairs On Thursday, April 18th, a very successful tea and concert were held at Tizzard Hr., in aid of the new Methodist Church building. Among those who served the tea was an old lady of 70, who took her part with the best there. The concert was got up by Mr. SNELGROVE assisted by Mr. Robert BOYDE, Jr., the latter acting as chairman. The proceeds amounted to twenty-five dollars. Work on the new Methodist Church is progressing rapidly, and the people here have given a week of free labor.
April 20, 1912 Found Picked up in Crow Head Bight, a herring net, owner can have same by proving ownership. Apply to ROBERT and DORMAN HAMLIN.
April 20, 1912 For Sale Schr for Sale. Schr "Sir Ralph Williams," 22 tons; with sails, gear, anchors and chains complete - all in first class condition. Apply to GEORGE YOUNG, South Side.
April 20, 1912 To Let To Let, The business and residential property, Front Harbor, late R. NEWMAN's. apply to W. J. SCOTT, N. Pub.
April 20, 1912 Census Report We have the Interim Census Report from the Colonial Secretary and some of the figures are interesting. We shall not bore our readers however with much outside our own District. The population of Twillingate district last census was 19,453 which has increased (largely owing to the paper making establishments at Grand Falls and Bishop's Falls) to 22,712, an increase of 3259. This is composed of a natural increase of births over deaths of 2719, and in immigration from other parts of 540. Denominationally this district stands: C. of E. 3769, R. C. 2430, Methodist 13,152, S.A. 3093, Pres. 161, Cong. 47, others 60; all denominations have increased except the Congregationalists, while the Methodists have the largest numerical gain, an increase of 1410 above 1901, the C. of E. having increased 139, R. C. 518, and S.A. 1061. St. Barbe, our next door neighbor makes a remarkably good showing, coming second in matter of increase of population, with a natural increase of 21.8% and 7% increase due to newcomers there. The present Government is therefore right in its attention to such a rapidly growing district in the matter of telegraph and coastal service. Taking the CHIEF TOWNS Twillingate, Greenspond, Heart's Content, Carbonear, Hr. Grace, Bay Roberts, Channel, Bay of Islands have all decreased considerably - in Hr. Grace by nearly 1000 persons; while Fogo, Change Islands, Bonavista, Trinity, Placentia and Burin are advancing - in the case of Bonavista by nearly 300. For the first time the population of Labrador has been enumerated which consists of 3,939 persons; this added to the population of Nfld of 239,027 makes our grand total 242,966.
April 20, 1912 News by Telegraph St. John's, April 24th - Daily express service will begin Monday, June 3rd, King's birthday, steamers Bruce and Invermore doing it this summer. Steamer Eagle arrived, reports Diana with 6000 and Eric clean. Southern Cross arrived St. Mary's yesterday reporting for 5,200, reports Bloodhound with 6700 on the 12th. Government inaugurates new coastal steam service North and West coasts next week. Solway and Home performing weekly service between Lewisport and Bay of Islands, one ship leaving Humbermouth and coming round to Lewisport and then the other leaving Lewisport and going round to Humbermouth each week.
April 20, 1912 Death Elizabeth CHARD, aged 53, of Coley's Point, was found dead on snow near English Harbor crossing yesterday afternoon, having left train at that station. She detrained in good health. Inquiry being held.
April 20, 1912 Further to the Titanic Disaster Steamer Mackay Bennett is returning to Halifax, with bodies of 205 victims of Titanic disaster, including among which is body of millionaire WIDENER of Philadelphia.
April 20, 1912 Olympic Tied up 300 stokers of White Star liner Olympic left her yesterday, refusing to sail on grounds that life boats were unseaworthy. She is tied up and is being provided with 32 lifeboats from Belfast by Harland and Wolfe.
April 20, 1912 House for Jonathan BAGGS, Twillingate, April 22nd, 1912. To all whom it may concern: - I promised the public some time ago, when I started to build a house for Jonathan BAGGS, I would give a statement in the Sun of how the money and material was raised for the same. I am a little late in making out a statement, my reason being, I have only just finished paying my bill, which I am thankful to say, has all been paid. I am enclosing a full account of income and expenditure. At the same time I would like to thank all for the interest taken. I must especially thank the Editor of the Sun for giving me space for publication of this report, also for his encouraging remarks at the commencement of this much needed work. Yours to serve, E. HISCOCK, Adjt. Income: Gathered in material from the merchants: - Mr. HODGE, 5 rolls felt, nails and tins for same. Mr. ASHBOURNE, 1 bag nails. Mr. BLANDFORD, 2 bags nails. Mr. A. MANUEL, 200 feet clapboard. Mr. F. LINDFIELD, nails and glass. Mr. HOWLETT, glass. Mr. FACEY, glass. Mr. T. MANUEL, 4 pairs of window sashes. Mr. EARLE, reduction from price of lumber $10. Cash collected by Edward YOUNG, Dick POND 50¢, Henry DOVE 20¢, Samuel BUTTLER 20¢, Friend 50¢, Friend 20¢, Fredk SLADE 20¢, R. H. H. 20¢, James GILLARD 20¢, smaller donations 40¢ - $2.90. Cash received by Adjt. HISCOCK - F. P. U. Twillingate $22.70. Poor Commissioner St. John's $20. Masonic Brethern $5.00. Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A., $5.00. S. of T. $3.34. G. BLANDFORD $2.00. Miss S. PATTEN $1.50. Magistrate SCOTT, Dr. SMITH, A. J. PEARCE, G. COLE $1; John WHITE, W. TEMPLE, J. MAYNE, John ANSTEY; Chas. WHITE, J.A. TEMPLETON, Mr. HAYWARD, A. ASHBOURNE, A. YOUNG 50¢ each; Reginal WHITE 25¢; Edgar ROBERTS 20¢, Louis YOUNG 30¢, $69.79. Cash collected by John SHEPPARD: - John SHEPPARD, Benjamin ROBERTS, John ELLIOTT, William PRIDE, James HODDER, Robert GUY, R. S. ROBERTS, Edgar HODDER, Stewart ROBERTS, Lewis ROBERTS 50¢ each; Frederick ROBERTS 40¢; Obadiah ROBERTS, Jane ROBERTS 30¢ each; Henry NEWMAN, W. T. BAIRD, G. SMITH, John GUY, Louis ANSTEY 20¢; E. S. 15¢, S. S. 10¢ - $8.05. Total cash received $80.74. Expenditure: Paid H. J. EARLE on lumber $75.54, $3.40, Sundries $1.14, Total = $80.08. Balance on hand = .56. Amount of free labor given: - Adjt. HISCOCK 18 days, from other men 20. - Total 38. As I do not know price of material I have only stated articles given. E. HISCOCK.
April 20, 1912 Born On 19th inst., the wife of Henry MANUEL, Loon Bay, of a daughter.
April 20, 1912 Marriage On Wednesday night, at St. Peter's Church, by Rev. A. B. S. STIRLING, Alfred WELLS, of Back Hr., to Annie Beatrice COOPER.
April 20, 1912 Passed In All Subjects Telegram received from Mr. James GILLETT, jr., who is studying at Whycliffe College, Toronto, for Holy Orders, states that he passed his examination in every subject. Congratulations Jimmy.
April 20, 1912 Some Farther Particulars Particulars of the Titanic horror are gradually filtering thro', and in spite of the terrible happenings of that Sunday night, we cannot help being struck by the coolness that prevailed. There was absolutely no panic, and apparently so little excitement, that the veteran journalist STEAD, who came on deck after the collision, returned to his berth and possibly died peacefully in his sleep. The night was clear and starlight without a moon, and the ship was apparently running at her dead best - about 21 knots. Passengers report that the berg was seen, but it seems likely that the attraction of the ship's bulk, which smashed the steamer New York's cables like twine, had some share in the sending of her to bottom. Her bow and side were stove in. Altho' she carried davits enough for double the number, she had only 15 lifeboats. The water tight doors, which were supposed to make her a practically unsinkable ship, failed to close. Her Captain stood on the deck till the last, and jumped from the sinking ship, with one of two children, who had found their way to his side, a Stoker taking the other in his arms. This man tho' saved, had the child struck from his grasp by the water, while Capt. SMITH and the other child were drowned.

April 27, 1912 Death A daughter of Richard BAGGS died early this week and was buried on Tuesday.
April 27, 1912 New Engines for the Van Tromp Two 15 h.p. Ferro gasoline engines for Earle, Sons & Co., arrived by Fogota. They will both be installed in the Van Tromp making twin screws.
April 27, 1912 Personals Messrs. A. COLBOURNE, Ned LINFIELD and Adjt. HISCOCK left by team for Lewisport to connect with train for St. John's on Wednesday. They left here at 3 a.m., and reached Lewisport at noon.

May 4, 1912 Our Hospital Some happenings of this week have brought our 'hospital,' as we call it to our notice and it seems to our mind that the present system, if system it be, wants re-organizating. As far as we can gather this 'Hospital' was first used for the accommodation of smallpox suspects who were under detention here, owing to the Captain of a vessel from Montreal having developed smallpox, from which the Mate, who is buried on Burnt Island, afterwards died, tho' the Captain recovered. Since then, this building has been used as an emergency Hospital chiefly for contagious diseases. It appears that to get a patient there, requires the sanction of St. John's authorities, and much valuable time is thus lost, for when a patient is very sick, every hour makes it more dangerous to move them. We understand that the Matron in charge of this building gets $40 per annum to look after the interior, so it may be habitable for patients when required. Now that the Government have accepted the Reid gift of sanatoria, we would suggest that this building with that for patients suffering from tuberculosis, could be nicely run in conjunction with a competent graduated Nurse in charge. The spot is a good one, and if proper provision were made it would be possible to transfer patients suffering from any serious disorder, to this building at any time with the Magistrate's authority, and thus obviate the delay now caused by having to first 'appeal to Caesar'. When the Government takes up the question of the site for the sanatorium in this district - if it is to be located in this town - we suggest that this matter be brought to their notice, and some such arrangement made if possible.
May 4, 1912 Steamer Reports St. John's, April 26th - Steamer Rosalind, purchased by Black Diamond Co. from Red Cross, will ply on Montreal route in future, being renamed City of Sydney. Steamer Sagona will do Labrador service this summer for the Reid Co., the Solway being placed on North East Coast. New Reid service between Humbermouth and Lewisporte, encircling whole North East Coast beginning tomorrow with steamers, Solway and Home. Invermore now doing Cabot Strait route. Bruce coming St. John's to be overhauled for beginning daily service next month. 30th - S. S. Tritonia, icebound at Botwood during the winter, sails today for England, the Advernture and Nascopie having opened the River yesterday. Steamer Newfoundland with 5000 seals arrived last night. 2nd - Sealer Lloydsen arrived from Gulf with 8000 bedlamer and old seals equal weight 1600 young. Algerine arrived from icefields today. Viking also arrived from the Gulf with 500 pelts; Nepture and Eric are still unreported. Neptune, last of sealing fleet, arrived last night with 4200 seals, equal to 10,000. Total catch this year scarcely exceeds 170,000 against over 300,000 last year. American expeditions are planning to charter several sealing steamers for operations in Northern waters the coming summer.
May 4, 1912 Titanic Disaster American investigation Titanic disaster, bitterly resented by British Parliament, press and public. In testifying before this committee yesterday, Marconi admitted he allowed wireless operators of Carpathia and Titanic, to sell their stories to newspapers, but instructed them to keep back information or demand big prices. Passengers aboard steamer Mount Temple at St. John, N.B., say signals from Titanic were got by her and disregarded. Capt. denied statement, but has been ordered to Washington by owners, to clear himself from charge. Among the bodies of the Titanic victims recovered by the Mackay Bennett, are these of Colonel ASTOR, Isodore STROSS and George WIDENER, all three American millionaires and Charles HAY, President Grand Trunk Railway.
May 4, 1912 Adele VERNE Adela Verne, English pianist playing in St. John's, has contracted scarlet fever now rife here, and will be quarantined for some time.
May 4, 1912 Norwegian Fshery Norwegian fishery ended with total catch of 71 million fish against 38 million last year.
May 4, 1912 Titanic Inquiry American Senate inquiry into Titanic disaster finishes today. Some Senators have been joining in British protests against manner in which inquiry is being conducted.
May 4, 1912 Arch BUNGEY and Wm BAINES May 1st - Premier MORRIS at Sydney last night, visited two men named Arch BUNGEY and Wm BAINES, of Coomb's Cove, F.B., members of the crew of schr. Francis, of Burin, who were 14 days adrift, 9 days on the ice, with one cake of bread between them, having their feet badly frozen and suffering severly. Premier arranged for their care until they recover, and their transport home then.
May 4, 1912 Accused of Barratry In Supreme Court yesterday, BARROTT and SMITH, of Bay Roberts, accused of barratry, pleaded guilty, will be sentenced next week. A. W. BISHOP comes up Saturday on same charge.
May 4, 1912 Formal Opening of H.G. Docks 3rd - Governor and suite left by special train this morning to visit Hr. Grace, where recently completed docks will be formally opened tomorrow.
May 4, 1912 Report of Dorcas Society For Year Ending Dec. 31st, 1911. To amount of cothing distributed amongst 66 destitute families, $116.50. Goods and cash on hand, $30. Coal and oil, etc. $2. Total $148.50. By Government Grant, $100. Proceeds of sociable, $17.50. Proceeds of garden party, $11.60. J. W. Hodge, H. J. Earle, M. H. A., Wm. Ashbourne, $4. each. G. J. Carter, Fredk Linfield, $1.50 each. C. D. Mayne, A. Manuel, C. C. Pond, $1. each, Members Fees, .80, Mrs. Harold Baird, A Friend, .50, Total $148.50. C. BAIRD, Treasurer.
May 4, 1912 Sealing Report Ashbourne's Sealer, Come and Gone, Capt. Ned WHITE, arrived from the ice last Saturday with between 30 and 40 seals. He reported that these were taken on two days, the rest of the time he experienced very stormy weather and was unable to use his boats, tho' seals were plentiful. He reported the ice then about 45 miles off, his seals being taken off Fogo.
May 4, 1912 Personals The Editor of the Sun went to Herring Neck Tuesday to install a couple of engines. Messrs. William FREEMAN, sr., and Rowland GILLETT left on Monday morning for Lewisport en route to St. John's, the former on a visit to his son Phil, and the latter on business. Magistrate SCOTT returned from St. John's via Lewisport on Monday. Messrs. A. COLBOURNE and E. LINDFIELD returned from the City via Fogota and Robert's motor boat. Mr. W. EARLE arrived from Fogo by Clyde. Rev. Father O'BRIEN arrived by Clyde. Mr. and Mrs. L. EARLE arrived by Prospero last Saturday from St. John's, returning to colder regions after having spent an enjoyable winter, or rather summer, it seemed to them, in California.
May 4, 1912 Herring Herring have been plentiful around here lately, some of our fishermen taking as high as five barrels from their nets at one haul.
May 4, 1912 Advertisement Wanted Immediately, by Mrs. J. W. HODGE, Fogo, one strong girl for general work. For wages, and passage money apply to A. H. Hodge, Path End.
May 4, 1912 Tenders Tenders will be received till May 17th for painting Alexandra Hall during the summer months. Two coats of paint required. For further particulars apply to S. LOVERIDGE, Sec. Alex. Hall Manag. Com.
May 4, 1912 Birth At Old House Cove, on April 29th, the wife of Mr. Arthur SHARP of a son.
May 4, 1912 Advertisement To Let, The business and residential property, Front Harbor, late R. NEWMAN's. apply to W. J. SCOTT, N. Pub.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 1) The schooner Our Bob's, Capt. Edward WHITE, anchored here on Saturday nite last and sailed again Monday morning. The weather has been very stormy and it was next to impossible for punts to get about amongst the ice. The last day or two she was out was a little better and the crew succeeded in securing 27 or 30 seals. Capt. Ned is not easily discouraged and is gone to have another try at it. Hope he will meet with the success that his perseverance merits.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 2) Capt. John WATERMAN (schr. Mikado), and Capt. Thos DALLY (schr. Emma Jane) are about ready for the Treaty Coast. It is to be hoped that they will have a good trip.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 3) Schr. Ermine, Capt. Obadiah JENKINS, sails first chance to Osmondville to load lumber for St. John's.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 4) Quite a few barrels of herring have been caught this week and still continue to be secured by the men that have their nets in suitable places. A lot of barrels have been made the past winter, and if the herring can be caught to fill them, they will be the means of putting a little money in circulation.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 5) The Arm people are very glad to hear of the success of Mr. Jas. GILLETT, jr., and hope he may be as successful in future exams.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 6) Capt. Wm. SNOW has gone to St. John's to bring home his schr. Luetta. He has had her repaired the past winter in St. John's by the well known ship's carpenter, Mr. John TAYLOR, and no doubt he has made a good job of her.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 7) Several new stages have been built this spring made necessary by last fall's storms.
May 4, 1912 Echoes from the Arm.(Part 8) Mr. Frank WEIR has been a very busy man past winter. He has built three punts, also a 30 ft trap skiff for the veteran Capt. JANES, of Back Hr. Well done, Frank!
May 4, 1912 Advertisement Wanted: Five schooners to load lumber for St. John's. Apply to A. N. ANTLE, Botwood.
May 4, 1912 Titanic Disaster What Lesson has the Titanic Disaster for us? While the Titanic disaster is yet fresh in our minds, it is worth while to look at ourselves and see if our skirts are clean. The Prospero left St. John's late last Fall, loaded with freight to the smokestack, and crowded with passengers, in a positively unsafe condition. What the result would have been had any disaster happened to her, we shudder to think. Her boats had probably not been in the water for the summer, with the exception of the mail boat; and even if there were enought to take the passengers - which is more than improbable - it is doubtful if they could have been got out from under the freight, and more doubtful if they would have floated if launched. Weekly during the Fall, the Clyde and Prospero carry far more passengers than there is boat accommodation for, and whoever heard of a boat drill on board either, or ever saw any of the boats, barring the mail boat, afloat. Fortunately, the new arrangement may ease the burden somewhat, but the danger is yet there, and we need some rigid inspection and check, on this insane cramming with freight, or valuable lives will be lost.
May 4, 1912 Deaths William HISCOCK, aged 55 and his son Charles, aged 26, were drowned by upsetting a boat off Champneys, near Trinity, yesterday. The bodies were recovered today.
May 4, 1912 Titanic Disaster British inquiry into Titanic disaster shows that ship was going at full speed and that crew had no boat drill, that men did not know their stations, that boats were inadequately manner, and that they contained no compasses, lights, stores, rations or water. Important evidence elicited yesterday in British inquiry on Titanic disaster was, that the iceberg penetrated stokehole and also spare bunker wherein fire had been found raging that Sunday, which fire damaged bulkhead and possibly quickened vessel sinking.
May 4, 1912 Dr. KEEGAN Dr. KEEGAN is making satisfactory progress from recent operation.
May 4, 1912 Labrador Fishery Reports indicate total outfit for Labrador likely to be smaller this year than last.
May 4, 1912 The Jones' Cove-Merritt's Hr. Ferry There needs to be a readjustment of the Jones' Cove - Merritt's Hr. ferry schedule. At present we understnd this service begins at the latter part of this month and ends early in November. Taking a spring like this, there has been a considerable demand for this ferry, and it is aggravating to the travelling public to know, that the ferry which could have been running now for a month, is not yet moving. Again, in the Fall, many people from Herring Neck require to come here to transact their Fall's business, and the cessation of this service so early, often puts them to some trouble. Instead of having a fixed date for beginning and ending, the service should be arranged to begin as soon as navigation opens, and close with the coming of slob, while if the Ferryman is not receiving sufficient remuneration, he should be paid more. Possible if we get the motor ferry for the Tizzard's Hr. service, we may then turn our attention to this.
May 4, 1912 Canon TEMPLE Canon TEMPLE was the recipient of a surprise gift on his birthday, April 26, when Mr. W. R. STIRLING, father of Rev. A. B. STIRLING, presented him, on behalf of the people of Twillingate of all denominations, a purse of $60, which was contributed by friends here, as a birthday gift. The aged Canon, who has this year reached his 75th year, wept tears of joy at this act of thoughtfulness. We quote from his letter written in pencil, as he is yet far from well, tho' having been out for a drive the previous day: - "Just a line written in bed, to refer to the most overwhelming surprise I received yesterday. Of course you know all about it. You will see in this morning's 'News' Mr. R. W. STIRLING's kind notice of the gift. The whole thing was so completely unexpected, that I felt crushed by the Twillingate people's kindness. Seven years separation is often enought to cool affection, but there are warm hearts in the North as well as here, and I shall never forget this (perhaps the last) birthday present I shall live to receive." Twillingate people will join with us in hoping that this may be far from being his last birthday present, and that the summer months may bring improved health. The Canon speaks only in a whisper, but may recover his voice in time. He has not been to Church for 12 Sundays - to him a think unspeakable.
May 4, 1912 Promotion for Mr. Stephen HARBIN We congratulate Capt. HARBIN on his promotion, and our only regret is that he is not to sail on our side of the Bay. Capt. HARBIN will command the Home whose route will be Bay of Islands to Lewisporte. The Clyde we understand, will make Lewisporte her Northern terminus and Port Blandford the Southern, this permitting two connections with rail weekly, and giving us two mails a week.
May 4, 1912 Fishery Capt. KEARLEY, from Lockyer's, left Herring Neck for the Treaty Shore this week, and Capt. Thos. GOSSE left for the same place.
May 4, 1912 Shipping News The Schr. Vernie May (G. J. CARTER), arrived to Mr. Geo. BLANDFORD Thursday with general cargo; schr. Gyrfalcon, Capt. Jas. JANES with general cargo for Wm. ASHBOURNE; Minnie J. Hickman, Capt. Robt. YOUNG, with cargo of salt for Little Bay Islands; Sea Lark, Capt. Jas. PURCHASE; Humming Bird, Capt. Jacob MOORS, with general merchandize for J. W. HODGE; M. P. Cashin, Capt. Jas ANSTEY, with load salt for La Scie, all arriving Thursday or Friday. Capts. ROBERTS are ready for sea but there is yet two miles of ice in Dog Bay.
May 4, 1912 What is Beri-Beri? The presence of Beri-Beri at Herring Neck, needs the immediate attention of the health officer, Dr. BREHM. There are a number of cases at that place, and from the continual increase, the situation is growing rather alarming. What the cause of this disease is we do not know, as we were under the impression it was confined to hot climates, but there seems to be something contagious about it, there being now seven cases at Herring Neck, most of them otherwise healthy men, and no one knows who is the next able-bodied man to be attacked and possibly lose his summer's work. We direct the attention of our energetic Magistrate and the Medical men to this state of affairs, and urge them to take some action to combat this terrible numbing disease. If it be the water, or diet, or whatever it be, let it be diagnosed as soon as possible.
May 4, 1912 Death Mr. Wm. MURSELL, son of Charles MURSELL, who formerly conducted a business here, died suddenly at Herring Neck recently. The other son Charles, who is at present in the States, returns to Herring Neck during the summer.
May 4, 1912 For Sale One new Fishing boat, 18 1/2 ft. over all, built this winter. For price, etc., apply to ARTHUR MANUEL.
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August 10, 1912 A Parody Backward, turn backward, O time in your flight, and give us a maiden dressed proper and right. We are so weary of switches and rats, Billie Burke clusters and peach basket hats. Wads of jute hair in a horrible pile, and stacked on their heads to the height of a mile. Something is wrong with the maidens we fear. Give us the girlies we once knew of yore, whose curls didn't come from a hair dressing store. Maidens who dressed with sensible view, and just as Dame Nature intended them to. Give us a girl with a figure her own, and fashioned divinely by nature alone. Feminine style's getting fiercer each year - oh give us a girl as they used to appear. High River Times
August 10, 1912 Fish Shipments Large quantities of fish are being shipped daily and the various mercantile rooms present a busy aspect.
August 10, 1912 An Appreciation Twillingate, August 8th, 1912. Good citizenship is none too plenty and more's the pity, for broad minded, high souled men and women are mighty factors in the uplift of the community of which they form an important part, and the world has long ago conclusively learnt the significance of the ancient words "Ye are the salt," &c., and when good citizens say good-bye, a distinct loss is tabulated, but some other place will be the gainer. Four years of residence in Twillingate by our friends, Adjt. and Mrs. HISCOCK, of the Salvation Army, have proved them to be the "quality" we can ill afford to lose at the present time. Their unselfish efforts for the common good are so well known, that they need no word of mine, and yet I want to thank the good Brother Adjt. for his willing and valuable assistance, at all times, cheerfully given, in matters concerning the Town as a whole, and not confined to any particular section, and that is the kind of citizenship that tells. We are glad the "move" is not far distant and we hope to see Mr. and Mrs. HISCOCK in our Town and on our platforms often in the future, for they deserve and are sure of a welcome. Yours faithfully, W. J. SCOTT, Magistrate
August 10, 1912 Picnic On Trump Island Some members of the Choral Society went off for a picnic on Trump Island last week, where an enjoyable time was spent. Coming home, the pilot ran the motor boat on a rock in Shoal Tickle, giving some of the female members of the party quite a scare. As a sequel, a case was heard in Court, brought by two young ladies of the party against some boys on the bridge, for indecency. The plaintiffs were unable to prove the identify of the parties however, and the case was dismissed. It is to be hoped that such an affair will not occur again, or if it does that the offenders will be severely punished.
August 10, 1912 French Fishermen's Catch An amusing story is going the rounds of the French press, concerning the adventures of the fishing boat Marie Jeanne. The little vessel had been fishing a good time, and had not succeeded in taking more than a basket of sardines. Then there was an unexpected disturbance under the water, and the fishermen felt a strong resistance to their attempts to land the fish which they had taken. It was evidently a large porpoise or some big fish which would repay their trouble. But in spite of all their efforts they could not draw it up. Then they perceived their little vessel was being carried against the wind. The men were alarmed. "Cut the line!" the master shouted. "Cut it boys!" he screamed. When the submarine Fructidor came into the basin at L'Orient every one was surprised to find that she had a rope attached. The master of the Marie Jeanne on learning this, applied to the Treasury for the cost of the rope that he had lost. - London Globe
August 10, 1912 Boys Under 14 Ordered from Mines London July 22 - an order is being received in the South Wales Colliery districts from the Home Office, ordering all boys under the age of 14 to leave the mines at once. This decision has caused consternation among the mines of South Wales. There are at present hundreds of lads employed in the mines, earning good money as Lamp Boys and Helpers, but the new Coal Act, which came into operation on July 1st, prohibits anyone under that age from being thus employed. It is estimated that in Rhondda Valley and along there, there will be a withdrawal of approximately one thousand boys from colleries, engaged in assisting to fill coal waggons, consequently Colleries who have complied, must now employ older boys and higher rates of wages resources, while hundreds of families will find resources from 10 to 12 shillings a week smaller.
August 10, 1912 Notice Anyone finding a Masonic Royal arch "Keystone," - white and lettered, and no value to anyone except the owner, will be rewarded by returning it to the Sun office.
August 10, 1912 Personals Miss Hannah PEARCE arrived by Clyde from Canada where she has been for sometime. Nurse Floss SCOTT arrived by Prospero. Messrs. Clarence SCOTT and E. MAUNDER were also passengers by her. Mr. Alfred PRESTON is here for a few days. Mrs. H. J. HOWLETT and daughter went to Exploits by Mr. HOWLETT's motorboat Sunday, enroute for Keels, B.B., to visit her sister who has been very ill. Mr. J. A. TEMPLETON, Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, left for his annual holiday this week. Mr. Ernest MANUEL arrived in motorboat Sunday from Loon Bay. Mr. M. W. COOK foreman in the Advocate office, arrived with Capt. Arch ROBERTS in the Vernie May on Monday. He spends a few days here and returns to St. John's. Mrs. H. GUY who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed. MOORES, returned by Clyde to Badger. Mr. Edward MOORES arrived by Clyde for a short visit after which he will return to Badger where he intends to make his future home.
August 10, 1912 New Motor Boats Two new motor boats made their appearance this week. One a small 5 1/2 HP, gasoline boat owned by Mr. Harold EARLE, of Fogo; and Mr. HOWLETT's, a 9 h.p. "Gideon." Both were installed by the editor of the Sun. Winsors at Exploits, are putting the engine in the new boat built by them last winter for A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, St. John's. The engine is a 40 h.p. Gideon.
August 10, 1912 Fish Prices Fish has been quoted here this past week at $6.60 a quintal, basic or $6.70 culled. We understand the price has advanced to-day (Saturday) to $6.70 and $6.90. The F. P. Union store is paying only $6.60.
August 10, 1912 Shipping News Capt. Robert YOUNG arrived Friday from L. B. Islands enroute to Dog Bay.
August 10, 1912 Marriage The marriage of Mr. O. MANUEL, of Loon Bay, and Miss JACOBS, of Hart's Cove, takes place on Wednesday in the South Side Meth. Church. The reception will be held at the house of the bride's father.
August 10, 1912 Coal Shipments Mr. ASHBOURNE had another load of coal arrive last Saturday.
August 10, 1912 Death The death of Mrs. Wm. BULGIN at age of 77, occurred Saturday night last at the Arm. The funeral took place Tuesday.
August 10, 1912 CLEARANCE SALE IN CORSETS About 70 pairs offered at great reductions. We also have a large stock of Pound Cottons, splendid value, 50¢ and 60¢ per Pound. J. W. HODGE
August 10, 1912 Advertisement Wanted to buy live foxes, black, silver or patches. Highest Prices paid. Solicit correspondence. J. W. INGRAHAM, North Sydney, C.B.
August 10, 1912 Medical Missionary (Part 1) Twillingate has again, during the past week, been very fortunate in having a visit from another of the many consecrated men, who have been willing to sacrifice everything, for the advancement of the one great cause - the redemption of man physically, mentally and spiritually. Dr. SHERIDAN, Medical Missionary at West China, and supported by the Sunday Schools and Epworth Leagues, of the Methodist Church in Newfoundland, is now making a tour throughout the Island, calling at the principal towns, in each place giving an account of his work, and the work of the Church generally, among ten million of Chinese in the province of Sze-Chuan. Dr. SHERIDAN's home is near Toronto and not far from Hamilton. Those two cities are centres of the finest type of intellectual and spiritual life. Being fortunate in having such an environment, Dr. SHERIDAN was also fortunate in getting a public and high school training, and the practical work of teaching rightly followed. One of the greatest calls, ever given by God, was given to him, and the training at Toronto Medical College, with practical work at Grace Hospital, equipped him for taking his place among the workers of the Dominion. A still greater honor was conferred upon him. God and the Church combined to send him forth to a more strenuous toil, and for five years he has been working to alleviate the bodily, as well as the spiritual suffering of the Chinese.
August 10, 1912 Medical Missionary (Part 2) As a speaker Dr. SHERIDAN is quiet but deliberate. He speaks as one who knows. He displays the traits of a teacher in his method when giving information. He takes the trouble to explain complexities. The consciousness that his message is important enough to demand attention, gives him ease in presenting it. Underlying the expression of the message, there seems to be a conscious feeling of the impossibility of accomplishing the task without Divine aid. Often he almost unconsciously, turns to the audience and says "above everything we need your prayers." Thus the medical man and the Christian is combined as one, and China's salvation is assured. Whilst in Twillingate, Dr. SHERIDAN gave two illustrated lectures; conducted Divine Worship on the South Side, and addressed a mass meeting of all the Sunday schools. His addresses bore specifically on the recent revolution in China, and its bearing on Christianity; on the principal industry and the growing of rice; on idol worship and the questioning of the Chinese in regard to it; and the difficulties to be met with in travelling, in language study and in health conditions. He showed us that in educational work all the Missionaries from the West were one in the common task of effectually bringing the Chinese to a realization of their power and privilege to stand with other nations, as an example of what Christianity alone can do.
August 10, 1912 Death Herbert TEMPLE, aged 16, of Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay, was killed by being run over by a car on the Trespassy branch railway yesterday.
August 10, 1912 Schooner Lost Aug. 3rd. Schooner Tena and Maud, of Grand Bank, sunk on the Banks last week. Her crew of 22 men were landed at Bonavista yesterday by Templeton's schr. Kuvera. Schr. Tena and Maud, whose crew arrived at Catalina Saturday, was blown up on the Banks by explosion of keg of gunpowder in her cabin, while Capt. FUDGE was getting some powder from it. He is badly burnt and is under treatment at the hospital.
August 10, 1912 Sanatorium Government will likely select this week, a site for principal sanatorium which Reid Co. will build at St. John's.
August 10, 1912 For Sale Thoroughbred Setter, For particulars apply to J. W. HODGE, Fogo.
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October 19, 1912 Advertisement Crystalite Kerosene is undoubtedly the best oil sold as low test oil in Newfoundland. Just try it in a lamp and you will see its superiority over all other Low Test Oils and you will know why it is called "THE LIGHT OF THE HOME". Geo M. BARR, Agent, The Texas Co.
October 19, 1912 Advertisement Reid Newfoundland Co. Boston Excursion. Excursion tickets to Montreal and return, will be issued from points on the Reid Nfld. Co's system, from now until September 28th. Special Reduced Rates. Time Limit One Month. For further information apply to nearest Station Agent. REID NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1) Several small fires have occurred recently which have been caused by the upsetting of kerosene lamps. Fortunately the blazes did not amount to much, but some day we may find such a conflagration in progress as will test the energies of the firemen to extinghish. Servants and others should be very careful when handling such an inflamable substance as kerosene oil.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2) Such rapid work is being done on the Trespassey and Heart's Content branches, that the R.N. Co. hope to have both lines open early next summer. Over 1000 men are now employed, and the number daily augmented.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3) The farm known as Rae Island Farm, and for years occupied by the late J. T. NEVILLE, and which was purchased last year by Bowring Bros., is now being transformed into a beautiful park, under the guiding hand of a Mr. COCHAS, of Holland. It is said when finished, St. John's will boast of a park second to none on this side of the Atlantic.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4) More robberies reported along the waterfront. This time dory oars and other articles have disappeared from the schooner Stella, and if our outharbor friends are not wide awake, they will be looking around for their schooners. Detectives are still busy endeavoring to locate the schooner thieves, but up to the present no indication whatever of their whereabouts can be found.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5) Another tidy little steamer owned and commanded by Capt. A. CARTER, is to be placed on the Northern route, and will for the present, call at Bonavista, Greenspond, Change Islands and Twillingate. The Earl of Devon is reported as a good sea boat and able to steam 10 knots easily.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6) Messrs. BOWRING are presenting three of their late employees - Messrs. F. W. RENNIE, F. W. HAYWARD and N. E. GREAVES, - with a piece of silver plate each. These gentlemen have been many years connected with the firm, and their years of service added together, make a total of 117 years. The plate is on exhibition at the firm's dry goods store.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7) Friends of Mr. A. W. MARTIN of the Post Office, will regret to hear of the accident to his daughter at Bell Island, where she had been visiting her sister. A week or so ago a dizziness came over her, and she fell over the stairs, and was so badly injured that she was unconscious for several days. A great burden was lifted off the parents when she regained her reason on Thursday, and they have the sympathy of their numerous friends, and many prayers will be offered for the ultimate recovery of their daughter.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8) Dr. and Mrs. WAKEFIELD arrived per last Carthagenian, and will take charge of the Hospital about to be opened by the Deep Sea Mission near Rigolet. It is hoped this new work will prove successful.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9) The Messrs. DUNN, of Hr. Grace, lost their schooner a few days since at Makovick, a wireless from them stating that all their fish was on the rocks and no means of shipping. No doubt Minister PICCOTT will, with his usual promptitude in such cases, get in touch with the distressed fishermen, and although late in the season, will quickly have some steamer sent to their assistance.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10) During the past week scarlet fever and diptheria have revived again, 12 cases of the former and 3 of the latter being reported to the Health Officers. A few cases of diphtheria have also appeared at the settlement of Torbay.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 11) Another policemen was badly handled by a drunken father and son a few nights ago. Such occurrences are becoming too frequent, and citizens should protect our guardians of the peace when they are molested by such rowdies.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 12) The S.P.C.A. have not made the appointment of their Supt. a day too soon, if reports are true about animals roaming about the country roads in a half starved condition. Mr. BASTOW's position will be no sinecure, if faithfully performed in the interest of the poor suffering dumb creatures.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 13) A large shipment of partridge berries went forward by last Stephano for New York. The people of the North Shore make quite a nice little sum at this industry, and anticipate a large and lucrative trade next season.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 14) The fine weather of the past week has encouraged the R. N. Co. to continue the Sunday excursion trains to points as far as Kelligrews.
October 19, 1912 Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 15) The Bricklayers Union, being of opinion that the new Lunatic Asylum should be built with brick and not concrete, recently interviewed the Premier on the matter and gave their reasons, which Sir Edward promised to bring before the Government for consideration.
October 19, 1912 Advertisement Wanted: A General Servant for small family. Good wages paid a suitable person. Apply by letter, Mrs. W. W. BAIRD, Campbellton.
October 19, 1912 Advertisement Wanted: General Servant, to commence work about 1st Oct. Apply to Mrs. HODGE, Path End.
October 19, 1912 The Case of SMALL vs.VERGE In reference to the case of SMALL and VERGE at Chance Hr. recently we are asked to state by Mr. SMALL that the report that he showed a revolver is untrue, or as he puts it the "most damnablest lie." We quote from Mr. SMALL's letter which states his side of the case. The moral aspect and the legal aspect of this affair are slight at variance. Our readers must form their own opinions. We think it would be much better if an amicable settlement could be reached between these two parties. Following is from Mr. SMALL's letter: "They (VERGES) posted in the whole place at Chance Hr., placing them within 2 feet of our shop; this was Thursday. On the following Saturday I went over there and we decided to fence in a small place, back of our store, to protect our property. We had there, only lobster pots, lumber, etc. Now then, just at dark as we were getting ready to come home, Paul had gone over to a neighbour's house. Mat VERGE came there; the first words he shouted was "where's the Devil at." I made no reply to him, and about 2 or 3 minutes after, Paul shouted to me, "Help, Help." I went out of the shop to where he was, and he was surrounded by 2 VERGES and another man. I said, "What's the matter?" and he said VERGE had fastened unto him. VERGE swore I threatened and assaulted them. I heard they wrote to Magistrate SCOTT that I said I had a revolver; but it was proved in court, beyond a doubt, that I never had a revolver and never saw one in my life. I know I said these words, "I have it here," which was a pocket handkerchief and nothing else. So you can see I presume how I got mixed up in it, not of my own fault, but by being called to go to the assistance of my brother. I was just as cool as ever I was in my life, and know full well what I said, and what was done. SCOTT imposed a fine on me and bound me over to keep the peace for one year, which I shall not soon forget. If I had done anything to deserve it why of course I would have kept dumb about it."
October 19, 1912 Wedding ANSTEY-EVANS. A very quiet wedding took place at Exploits on Monday, October 7th, when J. ANSTEY (son of Elias ANSTEY) was united in matrimony to Stella Beatrice EVANS (daughter of Wm. EVANS, of Northern Arm) the party coming from Botwood to Exploits by motor boat 'Florence'. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. J. MORRIS. The bride and groom remained at Exploits until the arrival of the Prospero (the guests of Mr. and Mrs. MORRIS) then they continued their trip to Twillingate visiting relatives and friends. They left by Clyde for Grand Falls where the parents of the groom now reside, then returning to Botwood where Mr. ANSTEY is employed at The Botwood Stores, there making their present home. The groom's present to the bride was a piano.
October 19, 1912 Advertisement For Sale, 1 Small Mare, 7 years old, weight about 650 lbs. Also Cart Harness, Drey, Box Cart and Catamaran for same. Also Carriage Harness, and Carriage. Apply to H. J. HOWLETT.
October 19, 1912 Notice On Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23rd and 24th, St. Andrew's women's Association intend (D. V.) holding a small Sale of Work in the Arm Schoolroom, consisting of plain and fancy aprons, needle work of different kinds, candy, etc. Tea served for 20 cts. Admission 5 cts. Doors opened at 4.30. L. BLANDFORD, Pres. J. E YOUNG, Sec.
October 19, 1912 Advertisement For Sale, Young Bull, about 2 years old, from real good stock, mother was Jersey cow. For particulars, apply to Charles WHITE.
October 19, 1912 Our Society Should Do Likewise The news of the 17th tells of a move by the Hr. Grace Agricultural Society, to import 400 tons of hay, owing to the scarcity of that article in this country. The price quoted will be about $20 per ton landed there. We strongly urge the Secretary of our society to convene a meeting here at the earliest date posible, and see if we cannot do something of the same kind. We understand that imported hay is sold in St. John's at $30. If our Society could import at $20, it would be far cheaper than local hay at $18, as the pressed hay is said to afford much better fodder and go farther. A number of cattle are reported as going to meet the butcher's knife this fall, and perhaps such a move on the part of the Agricultural Society would save many. Not but what the consumer would be glad to purchase his fresh meat cheaper than the present rate, but the loss of such potential wealth as cows to the community will be hardly felt by everyone. Now, gentlemen of the executive of our Society, cannot you move in this? You can at least call a meeting and ascertain whether hay is really wanted.
October 19, 1912 Help for Labrador Fishermen S.S. Earle of Devon made her first trip here yesterday morning discharging a quantity of freight for various parties and taking bunker coal from J. W. HODGE's. She proceeded to Grady, to take on board a shipwrecked crew. The vessel has no passenger accommodation, but the hold is being decently fitted up to accommodate the men, who will be glad to find that PICOTT, "the fisherman's friend", as he is called by our Conception Bay friends, has sent a vessel to their relief.
October 19, 1912 Buying Fish We understand Silver & Co., of Halifax, will purchase 6000 qtls. of Labrador fish from members of the Fishermen's Union here. It is reported that Earle, Sons & Co., will have handled about sixty thousand quintals of fish this season. Some of the fishermen at the Arm are doing a little with the fish lately. Capt. Isaac YOUNG secured a quintal on Wednesday.
October 19, 1912 Tilt Cove We understand the men at Tilt Cove will be paid off within a month.
October 19, 1912 Dogs Killing Sheep Some residents of Crow Head lost some more sheep by dogs this week. Mr. Mark SPENCER of Davis' Cove also had some sheep killed by dogs recently.
October 19, 1912 Schooners with Problems Mr. Fred FOX arrived by Clyde. Capt. Stan has laid up his schr. now. They carried away their mainmast head recently and will not fit till the spring. Capt. Robt. YOUNG got away again Tuesday after quite a delay. When going to repair his foretopmast he found his masthead rotten and had to cut about 18 inches off that spar. Capt. Frank ROBERTS was also delayed here owing to adverse winds. Mr. Alf. PRESTON, of the E. P. Morris trading for Josiah MANUEL, Exploits, was here this week. His schooner carried away her head sails off Fogo on Saturday last. The schr. American, which was here some time ago with lighthouse supplies, is due this week with goods for F. LINFIELD and others.
October 19, 1912 Personals Mr. FURNEAU who formerly did business at Round Hr. was on board the Prospero yesterday. Mr. FURNEAU is now stationed at Lascie. His daughter, who has been staying with Mrs. C. D. MAYNE returned with him. Mr. Charles WARR, of Robert's Arm, who has been here the past week, returned by Prospero. Mr. WARR has finished sawing for this season. He will cut chiefly staves and heading for fish cask next year. Mr. T. M. TRASK, manufacturer of the Trask gasoline motor, and distributor for the Ferro gasoline motor arrived here this week. Mr. TRASK can beat us to a frazzle when it comes to a tongue war, but we are satisfied to let "Wolverines" sell on their merits. Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING returned from St. John's by Clyde. Dr. Owen SMITH goes to Fogo next month. Mr. Samuel CURTIS, formerly of this town, now doing business at Botwood, arrived by Clyde on business. He returns by her again next week. Mr. Levi RANDLE, of Tilt Cove, goes to Botwood to work. Mr. Daniel HAMLYN returned by Clyde from the Horse Islands where he has a sister married. Mr. HAMLYN spent a few weeks there, caught a few quintals of fish and enjoyed himself well. It is his first visit there for over 20 years. Mr. J. D. LOCKYER, of Herring Neck, arrived by Clyde. Mr. Overton WOOLFREY, of Lewisport, is here on a visit. He leaves next Clyde for Western Canada. Mr. CHRISTIAN travelling for Archibald Bros., Harbor Grace, boots and shoes, was here this week. Mr. Sidney WELLS, son of Mr. Thos WELLS, Back Hr., and family arrived from Boston this week. Mr. Ned WHITE, son of Postmaster WHITE, is expected home shortly.
October 19, 1912 Plenty of Bullbirds Bullbirds were very plentiful on Wednesday and the popping of guns in the Bight was almost continuous.
October 19, 1912 The New Hayward Bait Economiser The Chronicle, of 11th inst., contains illustrations of the new Hayward bait economiser. Claims made for this little net, about the size of an ordinary purse, are that it saves bait, 2 quintals of fish having been frequently caught on four herring. The bait is not lost off the hook and the number of hooked fish lost is exceedingly small, for in a test between an ordinary hook and one protected by the little net, the unprotected hook lost fish after fish while hauling up, while the hook with the net did not lose one. The bait almost entirely hides the net which is made of small twine. A number of these nets have been acquired by Minister of Fisheries PICCOTT, and will be distributed among fishermen to be tested when bait is scarce. A sad commentary on methods of this country, is shown by Mr. HAYWARD. He applied to Hon. Eli DAWE, then Minister of Fisheries, for means of distributing his nets, and aid in testing the invention. To his surprise he was told that Nfld. Fisheries needed no inventions. Fortunately 'other times, other manners', and the nets will now be given a test. The trouble with our fisheries today is that not enough inventions are being made. They are prosecuted much the same old way as they always were, but we believe the new era has dawned. We have not heard anything of the rubber eel arrangements that were tested here. Will those who tested them be kind enough to let us know whether successful or useless.
There is nothing on my Microfilm between October 19, 1912 and the end of December 1912. GW.]

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