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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.

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

January 3, 1920 Death The death occurred on Wednesday morning, at Back Hr., of Alfred LACEY, at the age of fifty-three, after a fortnight’s illness from bronchial trouble. The late Mr. LACEY had returned only a few months ago from the States, where he underwent a severe illness. He appeared quite recovered, but latterly, an aggravating attack of asthma confined him to his home, and death was due to heart collapse. He leaves a wife and one little daughter; two other daughters and a son having died during the year passed. “Alf”, as the late Mr. LACEY was known to his friends, was a clever workman in the Carpentering trade as well as a Millwright. He will be sincerely missed in his circle of friends. The Sun extends its sincere sympathy to the stricken family.
January 3, 1920 Advertisement Picked Up. Off Back Harbor, a punt. Owner can obtain same by proving property and paying expenses on application to John ANSTEY, Back Hr.
January 3, 1920 Business Moved Mr. Obediah HODDER’s men have been busy this week carting his Cooperage machinery from the Coastal Wharf to Sleepy Cove. On Tuesday, eight teams were thus engaged, some pieces weighing over a ton.
January 3, 1920 Ship Wrecked A Dutch Tramp steamer went ashore near St. John’s on Monday, and only three of a crew of twenty-nine were got off alive, by the tug “Ingraham”, the rest having perished.
January 3, 1920 The “Sordello” We hear that the big three-masted schooner Sordello, which went ashore while being towed to St. John’s, was got off and completed her voyage safely.
January 3, 1920 Advertisement House For Sale. That commodious dwelling house formerly occupied by the late John STUCKLESS. For further information apply to Bennett STUCKLESS, North Side.
January 3, 1920 Shipping News SS Home arrived here Wednesday from Lewisport on her way South. She brought a number of passengers, amongst them Capts. Isaac and Elias YOUNG whose crafts are frozen up in Lewisport. She will tow the schr. “Ariceen”, now loaded for market with ten thousand quintals of codfish, as far as Fogo. Found. Scrh. “Grace Darling” has been located on the bottom at Clarke’s Cove. She was not broken up. The schr. “Ariceen”, owned by the firm of Wm. Ashbourne, is now loaded and ready to sail as soon as opportunity offers; slob now preventing her departure.
January 3, 1920 New Home Our old friend Mr. John LOCKE writes that he has taken up his abode at Little Burnt Bay. He is a bit lonely on times and sends his subscription for the Luminary, so that he may therewith keep informed of the old town.
January 3, 1920 Returned. Mr. Harry BLACKMORE, brother of Mrs. HAWKINS and Mrs. Edgar HODDER, and whose mother is still living here, arrived by “Home” Saturday after an absence of many years. Harry, an old school chum of the Editor of this paper, has been doing metal work in the States, his chief work lately having been the manufacture and repair of automobile radiators.
January 3, 1920 Appreciation & Thanks I wish to offer a word of appreciation, through your paper for the admirable manner in which the young ladies of St. Peter’s congregation responded to my request to get off a little social in aid of our Parish Hall Fund, as well as for their heart felt co-operation in carrying it through. When we get such a spirit of willingness, and we are surely getting it permeating every wage earner of our congregation, I defy anyone to say our Parish Hall will never be paid for. Thanks young ladies for what I may term your New Year’s gift to your Parish Hall. Young men next! Your opportunity will come in a few days time when your envelope reaches you. I wish also to thank every one who assisted in any way, especially those who patronized the affair, thereby contributing largely to its success. William HARNETT, Secy – Treas. Parish Hall Finance Committee.
January 3, 1920 N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital Fund Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions towards the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Secy. Finance Committee. Mark JAMES, Campbellton, 2nd payment, $5. Sceviour’s Island, Stephen ANSTEY, Collector. Stephen ANSTEY $5; Andrew ANSTEY $5; John ANSTEY $1; Abram ANSTEY $1; Mrs. Abram ANSTEY $1; Charlie ANSTEY $2; Mrs. Jno EARLE $1; Alex BRINTON $1.20. Total $22.20.
January 3, 1920 Marriage A pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Peter’s on Monday when Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Samuel HAMLYN of Crow Head and Mr. Frank BURT, late of the Royal Nfld. Regiment, were united in the bonds of matrimony. The bride, who wore white with wreath and veil, was very charming, and was given away by Mr. W.W. BAIRD. Miss A.B. NEWMAN acted as bridesmaid. The groom was supported by Mr. Stanley NEWMAN. The wedding reception was held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. BAIRD with whom the bride had lived for several years, and who held her in high esteem. A small party of friends was entertained and spent a most pleasant evening. The presents to the bride were very attractive. Mr. and Mrs. BURT will go to Campbellton by first steamer and will reside there in future, carrying with them the best wishes of their friends in which the Sun joins.
January 3, 1920 Marriage The wedding of Kate, daughter of late Edgar JENKINS of the Arm, and Mr. Alfred FIFIELD, only son of Mr. Elias FIFIELD, was solemnized in the South Side Methodist Church on Christmas Day. The bride who wore a dress of wine colored velvet, was given away by Mr. Alexander MOORS, and was attended by Misses Dorothy NEWMAN and Flossie YOUNG and Mrs. ATWOOD. The groom was accompanied by Messrs Harry POND and George NEWMAN. The reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents and a pleasant evening spent. The many friends of the young couple wish them many and happy years in which the Sun joins.
January 3, 1920 Birth Born. To Mr. and Mrs. Harlan RIDEOUT, Gilesport, Twillingate on Sunday Dec. 28th, a daughter. Congratulations.
January 3, 1920 Death There passed away on Sunday, Dec 22nd, at Samson’s Isld., James PRIMMER, native of Farmer’s Arm, Twillingate, at the age of 74 years. The late James PRIMMER married three wives, the first being Sarah J. OSMOND, to whom he was wedded at the age of 21 years. On her death, he married the widow of the late William POND, and after she deceased, he took as his third wife, the widow of Samuel POTTER, who survives him. He had eleven children – seven sons and four daughters – of whom only three are living. They are Mr. Robert PRIMMER of this town Mr. James PRIMMER of Black Island, and Mrs. POTTER of Samson’s Island. A sister, Mrs. BUTLER, is still living at Samson’s Island. To the bereaved relatives the Sun extends its sympathy.
January 3, 1920 Sickness Mr. Fred HOUSE Sr. is suffering from smallpox. Where he contracted it is a mystery, as he has been confined to his bed for some weeks past. Some more cases of smallpox – two in Davis Cove and one at Crow Head, were quarantined on Monday.
January 3, 1920 Advertisement Schr. For Sale. “Sea Lark,” 55 tons. For further particulars apply to James Purchase & Sons, Back Hr.
January 3, 1920 Travelling Conditions Some men arrived from Lewisporte on Tuesday over the ice. They reported their only difficulty at Black Island crossing Main Tickle.
January 3, 1920 Shipwreck S.S. “Dundee”, among whose passengers were Mr. Stephen LOVERIDGE and Nurse Jessie MOORS, went ashore at Noggin Island near Carmanville, supposedly in thick weather on Friday, and is apparently a total wreck, being full of water according to reports received. The passengers were landed after being nearly two days on the stranded ship.
January 3, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Jersey breed milch cow for sale. Apply W.W. BAIRD.
January 3, 1920 Election Petition Filed (Daily News) On Wednesday afternoon a petition was filed by Mr. A.E. HICKMAN in connection with the recent election in the District of Bay de Verde. The grounds of the petition it is understood, are that quite a number of the electors who voted were not registered voters, that others were not British citizens and not entitled to vote, that others were not of the qualifying age. The petition asks the Court that these votes be stricken out and the returns of the Returning Officer amended accordingly. No charge is brought against opposing candidates. As Mr. HICKMAN was defeated by only five votes, the result of his prospect will be watched with much interest. His petition came as a very general surprise, as the action was taken without consultation with his political colleagues. His case is in the hands of Mr. J.A.W. McNEILY.
January 3, 1920 Capt. Alcock Killed Rouen, France, Dec, 19 – Captain Sir John ALCOCK, who with Sir Arthur BROWN, were the first Aviators to make a non-stop flight across the Atlantic, died here this afternoon as a result of injuries he received when his plane crashed yesterday near Gottevrad, Department of Seine, in Ferisure, Normandy. ALCOCK, who was flying in a water-plane, was following the Seine at the time of the accident intending to alight on the river opposite the Grand Palace for an aviation exhibition.
January 3, 1920 Wreck of the Ethie at Martin’s Pt. (Part 1) The Story of the Wreck of the Ethie at Martin’s Pt. The story of the Ethie wreck is now passed into history. May people read the accounts which appeared in the St. John’s papers, and which were fairly good stories of the happening. Many will have talked to those who were on board at the time and learned from their lips the experience of that night and day amid that raging sea. For the benefit of those who are not lucky to hear this story at first hand, we give a brief story as we had it from a passenger. The Ethie left Port Saunders – the only good harbor between there and Bonne Bay – on the morning of Wednesday, Dec 10th, as although the glass was very low, it was thought possible to make Bonne Bay by dark, and Reid’s Ship Husband, Capt. SPRACKLIN, was aboard, which added an extra incentive. After the ship left Cow Head, and about ten at night, the gale began, and Captain ENGLISH put the ship to sea. She was not in the best of shape apparently, and six knots was about her normal speed. The gale increased steadily, and a couple of soundings taken during the early hours, showed first 60 and then 40 fathoms. About three o’clock the ship was boarded by a terrific sea, which seemed to break from the bottom, in about fifteen fathoms of water, and deluged the ship from stem to stern, thundering so heavily on her that her passengers expected to see the iron sides broken in.
January 3, 1920 Wreck of the Ethie at Martin’s Pt. (Part 2) The sea washed away the Mail Boat, leaving only the co…ter hanging in the davits, smashed down the ladders leading to the promenade deck, and carried everything moveable before it; at the same time the cargo shifted, and thereafter, to add to the difficulties, the ship had a three foot list. By daylight it was seen that the ship had made no progress off the land, and the only wake was a broadside one. It was then that the purser, Walter YOUNG of Bonne Bay, suggested to the Captain the possibility of saving the lives on board, by running the ship into a little cove near Martin’s Point, the only shelter on that Coast. It must be recollected that the ground along this Coast is shoal, and, that had the ship gone ashore, she would have grounded before reaching within half mile of the shore, and that there was absolutely no chance for her passengers lives. In the meantime, owing to terrific straining of the ship, she had commenced to make water, and the pumps became choked. The Engineers failed to clear these after three hours effort, and the water was steadily gaining so that what little coal remained in the bunkers was chiefly mud. Under these conditions there was no alternative, and about ten o’clock on Thursday morning, having reached to windward of the point, they [wo…e] the ship and pointed her for the one slim chance that remained. The passengers were all fitted out with lifebelts and helped to the upper deck, some through the skylight, and some up the gaps where the ladders had been, while the ship headed for what looked like sudden destruction for all.
January 3, 1920 Wreck of the Ethie at Martin’s Pt. (Part 3) Outside the Cove there was a huge shoal that broke frequently, sending its spouting crest to full sixty feet, and it was in the narrow channel that lay between it and the inner shoal, that safety alone lay. By luck and good seamanship, the steamer was got through safely between the seas, but just as she passed, a hug sea reared itself, and curled with a thundering crash across her stern, flooding it clean to top of the engine room, and soaking the passengers clustered around the funnel for warmth. Had the ship yawed in her passage of that narrow channel, had the sea that broke behind her broken beneath her, there would have been a different ending that that thrilling chapter, and not one soul would have come out alive. The ship having passed the worst, was then headed for the blackest water inshore and soon struck heavily. She was lifted by the seas until she settled pretty firmly with no more list than that she already had. Meanwhile, the passengers who’d had nothing to eat for twenty-four hours, made a light and unsatisfactory lunch from some tins of sweet corn and tomatoes, and some chocolates. A line was then tied to a lifebuoy, which was thrown over and drifted to shore, and one man appeared on the beach. For some time the lifebuoy washed in and out, but never getting near enough for the man to seize it. A girl accompanied by a dog then came down the shore, and the dog was coaxed to go in after the lifebuoy, which it was successful in grasping, and the line was hauled ashore. A dory was then shoved off from the ship, and six people made the land, when the sea smashed the bottom out of it.
January 3, 1920 Wreck of the Ethie at Martin’s Pt. (Part 4) A larger line was then hauled ashore and made fast to a juniper on the cliff ashore, and to the ship’s top bridge and a “bo’sun’s chair” slung on this. Over this passed all the rest of the passengers in safety. A few got a ducking as the ship lurched occasionally with the seas, which slacked the rope and dropped them into the water, but without serious effect. A baby of two years was sent ashore in a mailbag tied to the chair. On the deck of the ship were a cow, a bull, a sheep and some hens. The cow perished during the first night of the storm; bully lived till Friday, though the poor thing was a mass of ice, and the sheep survived the whole experience, being slaughtered on Saturday to provide food. It deserved a better fate. Even some of the hens were still alive at the end. There were only two houses, these but the tiniest, so that as the shipwrecked people got warm they moved out and made room for the others. On Saturday morning it was quite smooth, and it was possible to walk almost completely round the ship at low water. Capt. ROBERTS and his crew hired a motorboat at a cove a few miles further on, and came on to Bonne Bay, where beneficent Government left them for twelve days to cool their heels and cuss the ways of Officialdom. During the whole of the experience most everyone remained cool, though few who saw the spot towards which the ship headed had any expectation of surviving. One lady after landing declared that she wouldn’t have missed the experience for anything. The ship was a frozen mass of ice. Her spars were as big as puncheons and every stay the size of a stovepipe with the frozen spray. Had she not reached the shore, she must have foundered before another four hours had passed.
January 3, 1920 Advertisement 800 to 1000 Men Wanted at Millertown and Badger. Men are wanted especially between now and February 1st. Good men who wish to stay, will be employed until the end of Logging season, from April 15 to May 1st. Best wages are being paid. Wage rates are advertised at all Outport Post Offices and Railway Stations, or may be learned by application to Badger or Millertown or to Chairmen of F.P.U. Councils. Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co. Ltd.

January 10, 1920 Marriage The wedding of Mr. Edward George (Ted) NEWMAN to Edith, daughter of Mrs. A.E. BURT takes place at the Episcopal Church, Victoria, B.C. on January 22nd. The young folks have our best wishes.
January 10, 1920 War Memorial St. John’s has been debating the question of a War Memorial. As many of the larger outports have or have planned memorials of a local nature, it is felt that anything very elaborate is possible. A group of statuary or an obelisk will probably be decided on.
January 10, 1920 Shipping News Capt. Saul WHITE arrived from St. John’s by “Prospero”. He left Seldom on Christmas Eve in the schr. “Helena” and encountered heavy slob, as far as Cape Freels. The schr. “Humming Bird” and (“Erena H.” ?)belonging also to Elliot and Co., left Seldom the day after he did. The Humming Bird was wrecked and her crew escaped with great difficulty while the (Erena H. ?) reached St. John’s in a waterlogged condition, and much of her cargo was damaged. The schr. (“Horwood Viking” ?) belonging to Elliot & Co. …….. at Seldom and Strong & ……… have also two cargoes …….. at Seldom. Elliot & Co. have still considerable fish unshipped and the “Diana” will take this. [Transcriber’s Note: This article was somewhat difficult to read.] The “Home” with schr. Ariceen in tow, left here on Monday. We understand that the Captain slipped his tow between Change Islds. and Black Rock. On Wednesday, the Ariceen was reported frozen in the slob, about three miles off Snap Rock, but in no immediate danger. The “Seal”, which left here Thursday, would go to his assistance if seen to be in danger. The Seal, which towed the schr. “Union Jack”, fish laden from Strong and Mursell at Little Bay Islands, left her tow here, as the slob was heavy, and the schr. is said to be leaking. Schr. Stella II, which left St. John’s Dec 13th, with 10,000 qtls. fish, was lost at sea. Her crew was rescued and landed at Gibraltar. The Earle of Devon was frozen in at Greenspond on Tuesday. S.S. Diana left St. John’s Thursday, coming as far North as Change Islands. Mr. WHITE has been busy lately getting the fish out of the Sch. “Loyalty” at Purcell’s Hr., and he has pretty nearly all out.
January 10, 1920 Coal Hodge Brothers secured twenty-five tons of coal from the “Eagle” which will fill their orders. We hear the price is $25.
January 10, 1920 Death Mr. John HARVEY died at New York on Jan. 4th, following an operation, He was 54 years of age, and will be buried at New York.
January 10, 1920 Children’s Hospital The Children’s Hospital of which an advertisement has been appearing in this paper has proved quite a success. Dr. FRASER writes us that there were 40 patients during the month of November and 23 operations were performed.
January 10, 1920 Personals We understand that Mr. H. HODGE will go to Toronto during the coming month. Mr. James BLACKLER, who had been working at Grand Falls, returned here by Home last week. We understand Miss M.A. BLACKLER is now recovering nicely from a serious operation but was not equal to the trip by “Prospero” and will remain in St. John’s for the winter.
January 10, 1920 Advertisement Herring Nets. Our large stock of Tarred and Barked Herring Nets are being cleared out at reduced prices. Now is your opportunity to save money by protecting your future requirements. Prices quoted upon application to A.E. Hickman Co. Ltd., St. John’s.
January 10, 1920 The Overland Mail The Overland Mail will leave here on Wednesday each week. All letters should be posted by 6 p.m., Tuesday, when mailbags will be sealed. Money Order Post closes at 4. John WHITE, Postmaster.
January 10, 1920 The Green Peas One of the “scandals,” such as incoming Governments love to pretend to unearth from the record of the old, in this country, is the “Green Peas Scandal.” The charge of the Advocate is that the late Government bought many cases of green peas from a certain damaged cargo and unloaded them on the poor and insane asylums at a 100% profit, so that – according to the Advocate – hundreds of cases of the delectable vegetable are blocking the storerooms of both these institutions. There may have been some little robbery – we do not defend it for a moment; but why does the Advocate consider a few cases of green peas worth a couple of columns of twelve point; while the advance in flour, butter and molasses is passed almost without notice.
January 10, 1920 What A Christmas Constable TULK, who left here by the ill fated “Dundee” in charge of the ballot boxes, returned by “Prospero” this week. Const. TULK kindly supplied us with a diary of his trip, which gives a clear account in brief, of the Dundee wreck. Reached Seldom at noon Christmas Eve. Took aboard wrecked crew of schr, “F.P.U.” Spent that night stuck in the ice about four miles from Boyde’s Cove. Left there at 8:15 Christmas morning, reached Beaverton before breakfast; Fredericton at 11:45. Could walk ashore on the ice at this place. Landed 200 bdls hay and left at 3:45 p.m., reaching Carmanville at 5:30. Left there at 8 heading for Seldom again. Struck and ran ashore while going through slob at full speed on Noggin Cove Island. Weather closed but not thick. Time 5 to 9 by ship time. Confusion reigned for a brief moment. By 11:30 p.m. all the cargo – mostly cask fish – dumped into the sea as well as ballast from forehold. Ship …ing quiet on rocks. All boats swung out since we struck. Dec. 26th. Boat still lying quiet, whistle going, flag in rigging. Started engines full astern but no move. Weather fine and cold. After dinner lowered one boat on ice, and made a walk to Island with planks. Carried ashore wood, coal, food, canvas, etc. Whistle going all day at intervals. No steamer in sight. Dec. 27th. weather fine, ice packed tighter, at noon – oh boy, oh joy – a steamer sighted coming from Northward. Reached ice at 12:50 making good way and proved to be “Susu”. Have a Bosun’s chair rigged and some have gone ashore on it. Swell heaving in; our walk ashore broken up. Another steamer in sight since 3:45. Susu not yet reached us. Newcomer is “Clyde” which passed Susu and reached our boat, which had been trying to ….. Susu and took her line. First load passengers, three ladies and sick man from the F.P.U., left our side 5:30. Boat pulled from ship to ship by winches through thick slob. All passengers on Clyde by 6:45 p.m. Saturday and some luggage. Clyde standing by wreck, which now making water, and Susu left wreck 7 a.m. for Carmanville. Can walk ashore on ice here. Dec. 29 Clyde left Carmanville at 7 a.m. for wreck. Sent boat to wreck but could not get all luggage. Forehold full of water. Left for Seldom at 11 a.m. and stayed there all night.

January 17, 1920 Saw House Drifting On Ice On New Year’s Day an object was sighted by residents of Tizzard’s Hr. drifting down across the Bay in the ice. It was at first thought to be a motorboat, but after watching it through a telescope’ it was thought to have the appearance of a house. It was about 2 ½ miles off when seen and Mr. Fred LOCKE started to walk off towards it, but as the evening was approaching, he did not go more than three quarters of a mile. Next day the wind was off shore and whatever the object was, it had disappeared.
January 17, 1920 Marriage A very pretty wedding took place here on Saturday last when ex-private Stephen ROSE, of Comfort Cove, was married to Miss Lily RENDELL, of Manchester, England. The bride was attended by Misses Annie ADAMS and Clara MEADOWS, while Mr. Wm. ROSE, uncle of the bridegroom, gave the bride away, and ex-Sgt. Louis HEAD supported the groom. The bride wore a pretty suit of Jawn Cloth trimmed with navy silk and hat to match. The bridesmaids wore navy silk and sailor hats. Ensign PIKE, S.A. performed the marriage service at the S.A. Hall. Upwards of sixty partook of a very nice tea at the bridegroom’s home. Games were indulged in till late at night. The writer wishes Mr. and Mrs. ROSE health, long life, and happiness.
January 17, 1920 Great Banquet by T. Eaton Co. Great Banquet by T. Eaton Co. For Their War Veterans. Miss Tottie PEARCE, who is at present working in Toronto, sends us an interesting clipping giving an account of the great banquet, given by the T. Eaton Co. to returned men of their employ, who numbered in all 1375. The Eaton Co,. sent to the war 3327 men – 2200 from Toronto, 1101 from Winnipeg and 26 from other offices. Of these 238 were killed, 470 were wounded and 41 taken prisoner, while 97 medals were won. While the men were absent, the Eaton Co. paid full wages to the married and half wages to single men. At the banquet 1300 of the returned men assembled and it is interesting to note that of the 2021 veterans who returned to Canada, 1375 promptly went back to work with the Eaton Co. At the close of the banquet, trays filled with gold medals were carried around, and each man was presented with one. The gold, which went into the minting of the medals, was alone worth $12,000.
January 17, 1920 Death Mr. S. FACEY received word on Tuesday of the death of his brother’s wife, Mrs. A.E. FACEY of New York.
January 17, 1920 Advertisement Any person found guilty of cutting wood, or otherwise trespassing on the land known as Minty’s Farm, situated near Wild Cove Pond, will be prosecuted according to law. Signed – Mrs. Elizabeth MINTY.
January 17, 1920 Strange Wedding Gift The Sunday Pictorial, of London, of recent date, contains a photograph of a live baby seal, which was presented to Sgt. PEEL, Nfld. Rgt. and his bride, by friends in Newfoundland, as a wedding present. In the picture the lady is seen kissing it.
January 17, 1920 Large Aircraft A new type of flying boat or aeroplane has made its debut in England. This monster can carry fifty passengers, has a wingspread of 248 feet and is propelled by eight 600 hp engines with a speed of 80 miles per hour.
January 17, 1920 Tobacco Profits The Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada made a net profit last year of close on three million dollars. Money in “baccy!”.
January 17, 1920 Death The death of the late Hon. John HARVEY was due to meningitis following ear trouble. Memorial services were held in the St. John’s Churches.
January 17, 1920 PEI Potatoes PEI potatoes are selling at $5.80 in St. John’s. Three cargoes of these vegetables were lost while coming from PEI in December, totaling about 10,000 bushels.
January 17, 1920 Schooner Burnt A schooner lying at Horwood Bro. Co. wharf, St. John’s, was considerably damaged when she took fire at night. The crew lost all their personal effects.
January 17, 1920 Choice Positions Capt. KENNEDY, the defeated Govt. Candidate at Hr. Main, goes to Gibraltar as Trade Commissioner for Newfoundland. Mr. McDONALD, the SQUIRES’ Candidate who was elected for St. George’s, but who left because he was not given a seat in the Executive, is now Editor of the Evening Herald.
January 17, 1920 Shipping News We are informed that the “Eagle” was unable to reach beyond Knight Island and unloaded her Campbellton freight there from which it will have to be taken by teams over the ice. The steamer “Sagona” which brought up the wrecked “Ethie”s crew struck a rock on her Southward trip and is at Bonne Bay leaking badly. After making temporary repairs she will go on dock. Of recent fish cargoes shipped, Earle Sons & Co. sent 4400 by “Optimist” to Gibraltar for orders. The “Ariceen” took 9641 qtls. for Gibraltar and others, and the “Union Jack” now frozen in here, has 3742. S.S. “Rosalind” took 14,000 barrels herring from St. John’s to New York on her last trip. The Prospero left Tilt Cove Wednesday, going North. The Eagle was at Exploits on Thursday. Clyde reached Seldom and returned South Wednesday. Diana was at Seldom Wednesday taking fish from Elliot & Co. schooners there.
January 17, 1920 By Election The by-election campaign in St. John’s is in full swing, both sides working hard. The opposition candidates invited Premier SQUIRES to meet them in the Star of the Sea Hall in joint meeting. This the Premier refused, adding a rather slurring rejoinder on the Roman Catholics. It is gathered from this refusal that all is not going well with the Government candidates.
January 17, 1920 Seaman Dies A Norwegian seaman died in St. John’s from drinking spirits of wine.
January 17, 1920 Death The death of an aged resident, Mr. Uriah SHARPE of Crow Head, occurred early this week at the advanced age of ninety-six.
January 17, 1920 Shipwrecked The three men who were rescued from the “Anton Von Driel”, wrecked at St. Shott’s, decided to stay on the wreck when the others left in boats. Those who took to the boats perished.
January 17, 1920 Grand Falls In Darkness An accident occurred in the Generator Room at Grand Falls last Saturday when three men – HANNAFORD, MORROW and CHRISTIAN were severely injured. The town is in darkness and most of the plant shut down, but would resume operation Friday. The Generator Room is the big concrete building where power from the water turbines generates the electricity, which drives most of the plant and lights the town. No word is given of the accident, but it is presumed to be a smash-up to one of the big electric generators, which supply thousands of horsepower of electricity – kilowatts being the name for electric horsepower.
January 17, 1920 Death Died. Rosie, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. McCARTHY, St. John’s, fell headforemost into a well near her home on Dec. 29th. while attempting to draw water, in a toy bucket, and was drowned.
January 17, 1920 Aeroplanes For Seal Fishery The Halifax Herald says that Major Clayton KENNEDY is on his way to Newfoundland to close contracts with the Newfoundland Government for a seal patrol system by airship, during the coming season. A special machine has been constructed for the work and will be manned by a crew of four. It adds, - “The airship will be equipped with wireless and immediately the seals are located, will flash messages to the ships, which will proceed to the favourable grounds located by the airship.
January 17, 1920 Election Petitions Election petitions have been filed against Messrs. WOODFORD and JONES, the CASHIN representatives for Hr. Main, on the score of bribery and corruption.
January 17, 1920 Death Died. T.J. DULEY, a prominent jeweler of St. John’s, died Wednesday, age 57 years.
January 17, 1920 Collecting Mr. Richard BAGGS collected recently for John BAGGS, $43.55 which has been handed to him. John has been crippled all summer. Mr. James FLYNN also collected over $10.
January 17, 1920 Moose are Plentiful The game Warden at Gander Bay recently reported seeing a moose on the South Side of the bay, and from various reports, it is believed that these animals are increasing steadily, as 37 different moose have been seen. Beaver are also plentiful all over the island.
January 17, 1920 Girl Smothered In Bed A young woman, Janet DALEY, of Salmonier, housemaid with Mr. CARTER, Military Road, St. John’s, was found dead in her bed after a fire which broke out late at night, had been subdued. Mr. and Mrs. CARTER escaped through an upstairs window in their nightclothes with difficulty. The girl DALEY was unscathed by the fire but was smothered by the smoke.
January 17, 1920 Sickness Magistrate ROBERTS informs us that a large number of new cases of smallpox have developed at Bridgeport, Friday’s Bay, Herring Neck and Summerford, supposed to have been brought from Botwood. Black diphtheria is also said to have made its appearance in the latter place.

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February 7, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. A second hand Billiard Table full regulation size. (English makers) with Cue, Balls and Marker price $300. Apply to Twillingate Young Men’s Club.
February 7, 1920 Shipping News Schrs. “Monarchy,” for U.T. Co. and “A.V. Conrad”, both on way to Mediterranean ports with codfish cargoes, were abandoned at sea, and crews taken off. The following schooners are reported outside Oporto – Hazel Traher, Lady St. John, Corsair, Triton, ….. Currie, Donald Hr., Freedom, Ricketts VC. The “Clyde” goes to Trinity and Catalina as soon as a favorable time offers.
February 7, 1920 Cost of Flour Hon. Alex MEWS, Chairman of the new Food Board, announces that arrangements are practically finalized under which Canadian export duty of $2 barrel on flour will be lifted. Three weeks ago we were told that arrangements had been made and that it was then lifted! Meantime outport people may look for a further advance by profiteers. White flour will be obtained from the food Board in future.
February 7, 1920 Coopering Messrs. Edward, Martin and Bennett STUCKLESS go to Herring Neck where they will spend a couple of months Coopering for Mr. LOCKYER.
February 7, 1920 Advertisement Persons hauling houses, where path of transit crosses the lines of the T’gate Telephone Company, should give notice of their intentions to the undersigned, and obtain permission to cut the wire while passing. Damage to the property of this Company and interruptions of the service, will in future not be permitted, and any party so damaging or interrupting will be liable to prosecution for damages. A. MANUEL, Secretary, T’gate Tel. & E. Co.
February 7, 1920 Personals Mr. Chesley ROBERTS and Capt. Ben YOUNG, who went to Lewisporte a fortnight ago to take the train, returned here on Wednesday, having been unable to secure any train. Mr. Isaac GREENHAM and Mr. Jack POND arrived from Lewisporte Wednesday. The former has been putting in a couple of months in the lumber woods and the latter will take charge of the Arm branch of the firm of Wm. Ashbourne. Seaman John LUTHER, who was recently called up, is at present in St. John’s. Mr. W. WATERMAN has resigned his position as manager of the Arm branch of Wm. Ashbourne. The Arm branch of G.J. Carter has been closed. Mr. Joseph WHITE was in charge of this formerly. Mr. John WHITE, our respected P.M., was the eldest member of the S.U.F. in their anniversary this week. He joined the Society here 47 years ago being that winter engaged at Loon Bay with Messrs. the late Mark and Peter COOK, cutting the material for the lighthouse building. We understand that Mr. Edward WHITE, son of Postmaster WHITE, and his family, will move to Canada during the early spring. Messrs. D.P. OSMOND and Walter BRETT of Morton’s Hr., are still detained at St. John’s by the train block. Mr. J.W. SMALL of Morton’s Hr. was in town yesterday. Mr. STRONG went on to Grand Falls by train last week. The two Misses CUNNINGHAM are at Herring Neck we understand, and may come here as the guests of Mrs. TEMPLETON for the winter.
February 7, 1920 Destitution A meeting of one hundred prominent citizens was called for last night by the Magistrate, to discuss ways and means to deal with the destitute people of this locality.
February 7, 1920 The Weather Very severe weather seems to have been experienced over the whole Island. St. John’s has been frozen up, Reid boats are frozen in at Placentia and messages from the West coast say zero weather prevails.
February 7, 1920 Steamers Stuck In The Ice All harbors in Placentia Bay are frozen solid, and shortage of food reported. Terra Nova may come to the rescue of Eagle and Diana instead of Viking. Susu took freight to Western Bay and returned to St. John’s. A relief steamer was being sent to the “Prospero” and “Eagle” on Wednesday and a train with provisions for destitute localities along the Coast, and a heavy Northern mail, left St. John’s Wednesday. Monday night’s short-lived breeze off shore opened up the ice, and on Tuesday morning both Eagle and Prospero were gone from sight. The Diana was then in sight making for the lane out of which the Prospero had gone. It is supposed the two former got safely away.
February 7, 1920 More Train Problems A train has been running back and forth from Bishop’s Falls to Lewisporte during the past two weeks taking coal from the latter to the former station. The line from Millertown Junction to Glenwood has been open all the time, yet in spite of that, no mail has been sent our from Grand Falls, though many people out here have relatives working there. More bungling. Train from St. John’s reached Tickle Hr. Thursday evening and has now probably passed Clarenville.
February 7, 1920 Mail The couriers arrived on Thursday evening with a small local mail and will continue weekly in future whether trains are operating or not.
February 7, 1920 Marriage Mr. Allen JANES and Miss Nancy FREEMAN, daughter of the late Geo. FREEMAN, both of this town, were married at Toronto during the latter part of January, but owing to the interruption of the mail service, no particulars have been received here.
February 7, 1920 Twin Calves Capt. Frank ROBERTS cow presented him with twin calves yesterday.
February 7, 1920 Sickness Mrs. Tom JACOBS was seriously ill last week but is now much improved. A throat disease, probably diphtheria, is reported at Gander Bay, and a doctor has been sent to investigate. About five houses are at present quarantined at Lewisporte for smallpox. MANUEL’s hotel was released last Saturday.
February 7, 1920 The Train & Hardtack A couple or three weeks ago about 100 men were waiting at Millertown Jct. to get out. A train was coming from the West, but the Agent had orders to sell no tickets. Thereupon the crowd seized a push trolley and spiked it to the track and flagged it, refusing to allow it to be moved. As a result they got their tickets and passage by the train. At the same place a Syrian gradually forced the price of hard tack from 18 cents to 48 cents a pound. When it reached the latter figure the crowd turned themselves into a Food Board and the Syrian was compelled to hand over his stock.
February 7, 1920 Fire Part of King’s College, Windsor, N.S. was destroyed by fire Thursday. The University was built in 1791.
February 7, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Motorboat, 19 ft. by 5 ft. by 33 inches deep. 3 hp Hubbard engine. Apply George Wesley KEEFE, Little Harbor.
February 7, 1920 Death There passed peacefully away at Waldron’s Cove, Sunday, Jan. 4th, William, son of Thomas and Annie LYVER, aged 13 years. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, as Willie was their only child.
February 7, 1920 Death The death occurred at Springdale on Dec. 26th, of Mrs. Selina BROWN, mother of Mr. George CLARKE of that place and sister of Mr. F. HOUSE, sr. of this town, at the advanced age of 86 years.
February 7, 1920 Loyalty Lodge, O.A Installation of officers, Jan. 6th, 1920. Lewis CLARKE, W. Master, elected; Geo. NEWMAN, D. Master, elected; Thomas KNELL, Chap. elected; Mark RIDEOUT, SR., Rec. Sec. re-elected; H. SPENCER, Fin. Sec. re-elected; Geo. ROBERTS, Wild Cove, Treas. re-elected; Fred NEWMAN, D. of C., re-elected; Andrew GREENHAM, 1st Lect. elected; Norman SIMMS, 2nd Lect. elected; Investigating Committee – Geo. POND, Adolphus VERGE, Peter WHITE, Geo. KEEFE, Saul SHARPE Senior.
February 7, 1920 House Hauling House hauling was continued Monday; Mr. Kenneth LEGGE having a long haul with the house that was formerly Mr. Phillip WELLS’ at Back Harbour, by way of the Bight, across Tickle Point and down the harbour and across to near the bottom of Farmer’s Arm. It was a long haul, but there were many willing helpers and the job was completed in one day.

February 14, 1920 Personals Mr. George JANES, Worthy Master, and Mr. M.V. COOK, Secretary of the S.U.F. here, left here on Tuesday for Change Islands to attend the meeting of District Grand Lodge at Change Islands. Mr. Chesley ROBERTS left here again on Tuesday, having word from the agent at Lewisporte that there would be a train East in a couple of days. Rev. E. HUNT went to Herring Neck on Tuesday. Capt. Bennett YOUNG went to Lewisporte Tuesday to join a train for East. Capt. YOUNG goes to purchase a schr. to replace the lost “M.J. Hickman.” Dr. WOOD visited Beaverton Monday to see the operator there, Mr. Clarence LESLIE, who has been sick for over a week with appendicitis. Mr. LESLIE, the operator at Beaverton, has been taken to Change Islands by Dr. O’CONNOR. Mr. SIMMS of Herring Neck is still there. Six members of the “Clyde” and “Home” arrived on Thursday. Mr. John BUTCHER went on a special trip on the Clyde, and is not due till next week. Capt. HARBIN was due Friday or today.
February 14, 1920 Morton’s Hr. Installation Royal Black Preceptory was organized at Morton’s Hr. on Feb. 4th, the following officers being elected and installed – E.J. WOOLFREY, W.P.; Louis TAYLOR, D.P.; Hedley BRETT, Chaplin; John TAYLOR, Registrar, Joseph KNIGHT, Treasurer; Oliver FRENCH, Pursuivant; Thos. PENNY, Outer Guard; Arthur KNIGHT, 1st Lecturer; Dawe KNIGHT 2nd Lecturer; Herbert HEAD, 1st Censor; Stanley FRENCH, 2nd Censor; Clement KNIGHT, 1st Standard Bearer; Elijah TAYLOR, 2nd Standard Bearer.
February 14, 1920 Birth Born. On Sunday, Feb. 8th., to Mr. and Mrs. Martin LUTHER, a daughter.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Sixteen volumes War Books – illustrated. What offers. Apply Sun Office.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Motorboat, two-summer use. Length 28 feet, equipped with 5 hp Wolverine engine. Apply to George LACEY, Back Hr.
February 14, 1920 Court Cases Magistrate ROBERTS and Const. TULK went to Herring Neck Tuesday to hear two cases of breach of quarantine, for which Mr. F.S. LOCKYER was prosecuting.
February 14, 1920 House Hauling Further house hauling was in progress this week. Mr. BULGIN moving the house formerly owned by Mr. Isaac BORDEN from its original site to the bottom of Farmer’s Arm. Quite a lot of houses have been hauled or about to be hauled, and we hear the total number is fifteen. Mr. Hooper GATES hauled the house that was formerly Mr. Saml. KEEFE’s from Trump Island. Being a returned soldier like Mr. Kenneth LEGGE, he too was well assisted.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement I am instructed to sell all that valuable property including Dwellings, Fish Stores and Wharves, known as HOWLETT’s property, situated at Durrel, Twillingate. For further particulars apply to Chas. WHITE, J.P., Twillingate. R.K. HOLDEN & Sons, New Gower Street, St. John’s.
February 14, 1920 Death An elderly lady – Mrs. CLARKE, mother of Levi CLARKE of Batrick’s Islands – passed away on Tuesday at an advanced age. She was sister of Mr. Robert YOUNG of North Side.
February 14, 1920 Note of Thanks Mr. Levi CLARKE desires to thank the friends and neighbours who assisted him during the illness and death of his late mother. The late Mrs. CLARKE, whose death we record elsewhere, was buried in the cemetery at Bareberry on Thursday. The death occurred on Tuesday, 10th, at the age of 81 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edward ROBERTS of Bluff Hd. Cove as well as the brother mentioned. Three sons survive, Levi of Twillingate, Amos of Botwood and William of Springdale.
February 14, 1920 Lighthouse Phone A start was made towards stringing the telephone wire to the lighthouse on Thursday as the day was fine and the Wild Cove road was reached near Mr. SMITH’s.
February 14, 1920 Dwindling of the Labrador Fleet (Part 1) Number of Vessels Only Half That Of Fifteen Years Ago. (The following article of the subject from the Trade Review is most timely, and we reprint it, as no place stands to lose more from this dwindling Labrador fleet than does this. Editor Sun.) We should like to see the government adopting some kind of a more encouraging scheme to induce the planters and fishermen, as well as the business men of the country, to undertake the building of 40 or 50 ton schooners, suitable for the prosecution of the Labrador fishery. It will be seen by the recently issued annual Report of the Board of Trade, that the number prosecuting the Labrador fishery was only 390. Fifteen years ago the number was twice that and how the fishery can be carried on with such good results in recent years with this small number is, to say the least, remarkable. It is worthy of note too, that every winter there is less and less ship building on, chiefly owing to the fact that it is becoming more difficult to get building material. This is a serious situation and one that should make all who have interest in the future welfare of our great industry, awake to its seriousness.
February 14, 1920 Dwindling of the Labrador Fleet (Part 2) There is a bounty for schooners built in Newfoundland and if it does not keep the supply up to requirements, it would be we think, a wise policy to increase it. The rate of decrease in the number of vessels has been gaining with accelerated pace each year, owing to the fact that so many vessels of the fleet are getting into the worn-out class, and being condemned, are not replaced. There seem to be more schooners lost too each year in the 20th century, than were lost in olden times when the fleet was three times as large. Whether this is to be attributed to the fact that the skippers and crews are not as experienced and careful as their forbearers, or that they are more daring and take greater risks, it is not easy to decide. In any case it makes no difference in the present argument which summed up in a few words is – The Labrador Fleet is dwindling down gradually and at present, as things go, there is no prospect of this decrease being arrested and it goes on.
February 14, 1920 Dwindling of the Labrador Fleet (Part 3) In a decade or less, if no new vessels are built for this business, the Labrador fishery will become an avocation of the past, and will be narrowed down to a hundred or so schooners sailing from the North side of Bonavista Bay and Twillingate, Fogo, Change Islands, Herring Neck and Little Bay Islands. The South Side of Bonavista Bay, and Trinity Bay, is fast losing their Labrador fleet, and in Conception Bay the floating fishery is practically gone. It looks as if the fishery in future can only be carried on by “stationers”, taken down in steamers or large sailing vessels, and dropped here and there in the harbors of the Southern Labrador. This is a poor way and too often results in failure, for if the fish do not come to them, they cannot go to the fish. It is to be hoped in view of the serious consequences involved, that when the House meets, the Minister of Fisheries, who is no doubt familiar with all the phases of this question, will enact such legislation or increase the 40 ton schooner bounty to such an attractive figure, that there will be a hundred schooners built in Newfoundland in 1921, instead of about a dozen this winter.
February 14, 1920 Death The death occurred at South Side on January 28th., of Mrs. Dorcas COOPER, widow of the late George COOPER, at the age of 66 years, of heart trouble. Deceased leaves to mourn, two daughters and four sons. Arthur, and Claude of Toronto, and Jonas, and Stewart, of this place. To the sorrowing relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathies. “All is over, she has gone, From all sorrow, care and pain. To a better world unknown, Where we hope to meet again.”
February 14, 1920 Death Mrs. Samuel BLAKE. Considerable sympathy will be manifested for ex - Pte. Samuel BLAKE of the Arm, whose wife passed away from tuberculosis on Monday night, after a lingering illness. The late Mrs. BLAKE was formerly Miss BRAY, of Harbor Grace, and Mr. BLAKE met her in St. John’s during his training, before going overseas. They were married here during September last year, but shortly after her marriage, the deceased lady was afflicted with consumption and took to bed, from which she never rose. Her mother visited her during the fall, and all that could be done was done for her. Mr. BLAKE himself, thought still suffering from his wound, has been constantly at her bedside, and the sympathy of the whole community in which the Sun joins, will go out to him in his sad bereavement.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. One trap skiff 30 feet long overall. $180 fitted for motor; built 1919. One trap skiff 31 ½ feet long overall. $220 built 1919, with engine house and deckhouse forward. Apply to George SMALL, builder and owner of both skiffs, Tizzard’s Harbor, or to Hodge Bros, Path End.
February 14, 1920 In Aid Of Deserving Poor The committee, appointed by the citizens to enquire into the need of reported cases of destitution in Twillingate, and relieve those who are absolutely destitute, find it necessary to make an immediate appeal to the public for offerings of cash, food, fuel and clothing. Envelopes containing a digest of the proposed scheme of relief, are being sent to the houses of contributors, who are asked to return them on Saturday, the 14th, inst. with offering enclosed. If not returned on Saturday, some messenger of the Committee will call on Monday, 18th. inst. for same. It is hoped the response will be prompt, liberal and unanimous. The cause is good, the need is great, friction and division only hinder the work and leave the poor to suffer. It is not intended to give relief to “Able-bodied poor”, to encourage laziness, those who can work must work, or remain in want. The aim is also to “side track” house-to-house begging, which often practices imposition. Refer all applicants to the Committee for assistance whose names are: - James ANSTEY, Back Harbour, Chairman. C.L. HODGE, North Side, Secretary. Wm. SHARPE, Crow Head. John ROBERTS, Bluff Head Cove. Elijah GRENHAM, Gillard’s Cove. George KEEFE, Little Harbour. John PHILLIPS, South Side. James PRIMMER, South Side. A.J. GILLETT, Farmer’s Arm. Peter JENKINS, Durrel’s. All clothing given to be sent to the home of Mrs. BAIRD, Back Hr., who will distribute it to all deserving applicants through the Dorcas Society.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. At La Scie, 3 second hand cod traps, in good condition. For particulars Apply to La Scie Stores or J.M. JACKMAN, Tilt Cove.
February 14, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. A few barrels number 2 Herring, at $3.50 barrel. Suitable for dog food. Apply to Hodge Bros.
February 14, 1920 Death Died. Capt. John CLIFT, son of Hon. A. J. CLIFT, died in St. John’s yesterday.
February 14, 1920 Shipping News Yesterday the “Prospero” made one mile ahead in the ice. The “Sagona” is being sent to her assistance.
February 14, 1920 Election of Officers R.B.P. “Bethel,” 703. D. ROBERTS, W. Preceptor, elected; J. PHILLIPS, Deputy Preceptor, elected; W. EARLE, Chaplain, elected; L. ANSTEY, Registrar, re-elected; F. WHITE, Treasurer, re-elected; P. REID, Pursuivant, re-elected; A. WELSH, Outer Guard, elected; P. NEWMAN, 1st Lecturer, elected; G. NEWMAN, 2nd Lecturer; Geo. POND & Edgar ROBERTS, Censors, re-elected; E. YOUNG & Edgar HAWKINS, Standard Bearers, re-elected.
February 14, 1920 Sealing The sealing fleet for this year will only consist of 9 ships: Eagle, Viking, Terra Nova, Ranger, Sable T., Thetis, Neptune, Seal and Diana, with crews of about 1500 men all told. An average voyage a few years ago would give the whole fleet full trips or more.
February 14, 1920 Abandoned At Sea Mr. A.G. ASHBOURNE received a message yesterday saying the schr. Douglas Adams had been abandoned at sea and the crew landed at Castrourdailes in Spain. The Douglas Adams left the other side on Dec 27 and met very severe gales. We thank Mr. ASHBOURNE for the information supplied. Mr. FACEY’s son, ex - Pte. Clarence, was on board this ship.
February 14, 1920 Death Rev. MINER officiated this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the funeral of George William MILLER, respected citizen of Franklin for the past eight years, who died Saturday night at 9:15 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert OATEN, 105 Union Street. The interment was in Evergreen cemetery, West Medway. Deceased was a native of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and was in his 77th year. He removed here from Kedway eight years ago, and had been engaged in farming until obliged to retire owing to ill health. In his early days he had been a copper miner. He was a Mason. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Albert OATEN and Miss Laura MILLER of this town, and Geo. L. of Fairmount, W. Va. He also leaves two brothers, Rupert of West Medway and Martin S. of Andover. Above is brother-in-law of Mr. A. COLBOURNE, Twillingate.

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March 6, 1920 The Mail A correspondent writes regarding mail matters, and says that it took a letter from 18th November until after Christmas to travel from Dog Bay to Twillingate. Going some!
March 6, 1920 Accident A little girl, Katie CHURCHILL, daughter of Mr. Philip CHURCHILL, of the Arm had the misfortune to fall and break her arm on Thursday last week, while on the way home from school.
March 6, 1920 Firewood Quite a lot of firewood was hauled out of the bay during the good going of last week, but Monday night’s snow rather spoiled matters.
March 6, 1920 Ptomaine Several people recently have had attacks of what looks a little like ptomaine poisoning; at least they ascribe their trouble to eating rabbits.
March 6, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. At Morton’s Harbour, Cod traps, weighing machines, anchors, chains, oil tank and other mercantile equipment. For further information apply to Otto O. OSMOND, Exploits.
March 6, 1920 Advertisement Build Or Assemble Your Own Phonograph. We supply complete mechanical equipment. Heavy Double Spring Motor. Unequipped Cabinets if required. Your cost is cut in two. Standard Phonograph Supply Co., 45 Wyndham St., Guelph, Ont.
March 6, 1920 Notice "Any person or persons found cutting firewood, pickets, etc., or in any other way trespassing on my land at Virgin Arm Point, will be prosecuted. It is impossible for anyone to mistake my property; 17 acres which was granted under dates July 31st, 1885, and June the 20th, 1893, comprising the whole of Virgin Arm Point from water to water on both sides; being bounded on the West by a fence near the property of Kenneth BURT and John HICKS. The public will please take notice and govern themselves accordingly. Joseph A. YOUNG."
March 6, 1920 Miss GRIMES Springdale, Feb. 25 / 20. Dear Miss GRIMES. Will you confer upon us the great pleasure of appropriating to your own use the accompanying gift, a manicure set? It is presented by your Sunday School class, as a slight token of the very high esteem in which you are held by the girls as a Christian lady and a most eloquent teacher. Trusting that its acceptance will afford you as much pleasure as it has given us in the presentation. We are yours, Very respectfully, Sunday School Class. Reply: To the scholars of my Sunday School Class: - It was with feelings of joy and humility that I received your very nice gift and kind address. It was indeed a pleasant surprise for which I thank you most heartily. It has ever been a pleasure to me to try and teach you some of the truths of God’s word; it has been done in weakness and oft times with a sense of failure, but I shall always cherish within my heart the memory of the many pleasant hours spent with you, and I shall always in future years, though our paths may lie apart, follow with keen interest and prayers the career of each one of you. May God bless each one of you and make you a blessing to the world. Yours affectionately, E. GRIMES.
March 6, 1920 Memorial Hospital Fund Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions towards the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Sect, Finance Committee. Mrs. (Canon) H.E. TEMPLE, North Side, Twillingate $1; Gerald GIDGE, Durrell’s $5; Walter YOUNG (of Jas.), S. Side $5; Peter GRIMES, S. Side $5; Reuben INGS, B.D. Cove $1; Robert GRANVILLE & Son $50; Israel DOVE, L. Hbr. $1; Thomas SMITH, L. Hbr. $1; Royal Black Preceptory per Louis ANSTEY $25; Andrew HYNES, Manuel’s Cove $1; Fred STOCKLEY, S. Side $2; Winifred JENNINGS, M. Hr. $1; Elias WHITE, Ragged Pt. $10; Arthur G. ASHBOURNE, S.S. $200. Total $308. Hospital Fund – Additional. Martin EARLE, Summerford $1.60; Gordon COVEYDUCK, $1; Soper & Moore, St. John’s $20. In the list last week, George Simond should have read George OSMOND, Tizzard’s Hr. $1.
March 6, 1920 Contributors Meeting (Part 1) A meeting of contributors to the General Hospital was held in the Alexandra Hall on Thursday night at which the question of the site of the Memorial Hospital was according to promise made at the beginning, to be decided upon. The hall was filled, and great interest was manifested, there being delegates present from nearby places as well. Magistrate ROBERTS, the Chairman of the General Committee, was appointed to the chair, and explained at length the reason for the meeting, and pointed out some facts, which should not be lost sight of. Short speeches or questions were made by Mr. James PRIMMER who thought we should leave everything to Dr. GRENFELL; by Mr. C.D. MAYNE who questioned the matter of outpatients; by Mr. Andrew ROBERTS, Jr., who feared cost would be heavy if Minty’s Farm was chosen; by Mr. A.H. HODGE who thought we should want $40,000 and moved the following resolution –
March 6, 1920 Contributors Meeting (Part 2) That we leave the question of site to Dr. GRENFELL’s decision and strongly suggest to him that a more central location than either of the two named should be chosen, and a site free of cost obtained, if possible - Dr. GRENFELL’s decision to be final. Mr. Edward SMITH thought there were other sites besides the two mentioned; Mr. S.F. ELLIOTT explained what the site committee had done and seconded the motion. Mr. LOVERIDGE, Mr. F. ROBERTS, Mr. John PHILLIPS, Mr. Jas. ANSTEY, Mr. Martin PHILLIPS, Mr. SHARPE, Mr. Jos. A. YOUNG, and others participated in the discussion. Mr. Edward WHITE, of the Arm, spoke of his acquaintance with Dr. GRENFELL, which dated to his first arrival here, and thought it wisest to leave all to him. Letter from Herring neck and Change Islands were read; both committees there favouring Minty’s Farm site and the latter place promising further contributions.
March 6, 1920 Contributors Meeting (Part 3) A reply from Mrs. MINTY regarding a query as to price, stated she was prepared to accept $1750 for the farm. Mr. James PHILLIP moved an amendment that we proceed to take the vote of the meeting, which was seconded. Mr. C.D. MAYNE then moved as a further amendment that the choice of a Site for the memorial Hospital be left to Dr. GRENFELL, and that his decision be final, was seconded by W.B. TEMPLE, and after a brief discussion was carried almost unanimously, Mr. PHILLIPS withdrawing his amendment, as the meeting seemed to feel that Dr. GRENFELL should be given an absolutely free hand. Magistrate ROBERTS handling of the meeting was splendid, and the best order prevailed throughout, although such high tension prevailed. The meeting closed at 10:30 with the National Anthem. As Dr. GRENFELL is now on this side, and due in Nfld. in May, it is to be hoped we may induce him to come here early, so as to assist us to ay plans for an early beginning of construction.
March 6, 1920 Advertisement Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Motor Boating, Hearst’s. The above well-known and popular magazines for sale at Earle Sons & Co.
March 6, 1920 Horse Race In the horse race on Quidi Vidi on Thursday, the stallion “Howard Munn”, owned by Mr. Harold MacPHERSON, carried off the honors.
March 6, 1920 Wine Spill A shipment of 1,300 gallons of port wine, which had been aging in the bond store at St. John’s, was sent to England last week. One of the casks burst while being carted to the steamer – oh boy, don’t you wish you had been there?
March 6, 1920 Washed Overboard The Schr. “LaBerge” from St. John’s to Spain, telegraphs the loss of a man, who was washed overboard when two days out – Wm. CULLEN of St. John’s.
March 6, 1920 New Business The Bank of N.S. is opening its 27th branch at Alexander Bay. The second Chinese restaurant is to be opened in St. John’s shortly.
March 6, 1920 Personals Mr. Obadiah HODDER and Miss SNODDERLY left Thursday for Lewisporte enroute for USA. Mr. and Mrs. Edward WHITE and family, with their fellow travelers Mr. Ralph and Miss Hettie HODDER, were lucky enough to catch an East bound train, and arrived in St. John’s the day after leaving here. Mr. W.W. BAIRD returned from St. John’s on Thursday, having spent a day at Loon Bay enroute. Dr. W.T. and Mrs. GRENFELL arrived at Halifax last Saturday from England. The Doctor will lecture in New York for a month, then in Canada. He comes to Newfoundland in May.
March 6, 1920 Fined for Having Home Brew Gregory LAYMAN of St. John’s was fined $400 for having made and sold liquor containing 21% alcohol. A keg of the stuff was discovered on his premises. Custom Officials raided S.S. “Rosalind” on her arrival from New York, and seized a quantity of liquor.
March 6, 1920 Sir Robert BOND's Birthday Sir Robert BOND celebrated his 62nd birthday on Feb 25th; born in St. John’s 1857.
March 6, 1920 The Weather The snow, which fell here on Monday, caught many wood haulers homeward bound, and quite a little firewood had to be left on the Bight. Further up the Bay, rain fell for hours, and at St. John’s, very heavy rain was experienced and a big sea hove in there.
March 6, 1920 Shipping News New Schooner. Capt. A. Jas. GILLETT has purchased a new schooner the “Ida M. Clark” of about 120 tons gross, to replace the ill-fated “Dolly M.C.” Only three steamers, Neptune, Thetis, and Terra Nova, were ready for the ice on Monday. S.S. Portia struck a rock while leaving Louisburg last Saturday, and will have to be docked. The Reid Co. are now negotiating for the purchase of a steamer at Glasgow to replace some of those lost last year. A crew is leaving shortly to bring her out. The Nfld. schooner “Metamora,” which was abandoned in the Atlantic, has been towed into the Azores.
March 6, 1920 Hockey The first game of hockey between the Halifax team now visiting St. John’s and the city resulted in 9 to 6 in favor of the city.
March 6, 1920 Marriage Mr. Bernard NORRIS of Three Arms, was married on Monday at St. John’s to Miss Cilicia Fitzpatrick.
March 6, 1920 Shipwreck Schr. “Viola May,” of English Hr., Fortune Bay, from Cadiz with salt, went ashore at St. Pierre on Feb. 26th, and will be a total wreck.
March 6, 1920 Illnesses The operator at Beaverton, Mr. LESLIE, went on to the General Hospital by train Wednesday in charge of Dr. O’CONNELL of Change Islands. He is very sick. Capt. Wes KEAN has been seriously ill with “flu” of which there seems to be considerable in the city. Dr. WOOD returned from a trip up the Bay on Tuesday. He visited Campbellton lumber camps and other points en route, finding a great deal of smallpox. At Campbellton he vaccinated over one hundred persons using all his vaccine. The epidemic seems to have obtained large proportions though there are no dangerous cases.
March 6, 1920 The Election The Baie de Verde election case was to have been heard last week, but was postponed owing to the illness of Mr. HICKMAN.
March 6, 1920 New Schooner Mr. Harry MANUEL was here on Thursday from Loon Bay. Capt. MANUEL recently purchased a new schooner of about 120 tons for the coasting business, having sold his former ship “Greenwood.”
March 6, 1920 Manuel's At Goose Arm Reports from the MANUEL Brothers, formerly of Loon Bay, who are operating at Goose Arm, Bay of Islands, say they have had a good winters cut, in spite of very adverse conditions, and have about 30,000 pieces out. They were severely hampered by the tie up of communications, but were generously assisted by neighbours over there.
March 6, 1920 Bowring’s Sealing Fleet Messrs. Bowring Bros. Ltd. are the owners of half the local sealing fleet which will prosecute the voyage this Spring. Leaving our "The Sable I” and Messrs. Campbell and McKay’s new purchase, only eight steamers will be prosecuting; Thetis, Neptune, Diana, Seal, and the Bowring Fleet, Terra Nova, Capt. A. KEAN; Eagle, Capt. Edward BISHOP; Ranger, Capt. S.R. WINSOR; Viking, Capt. William BARTLETT. The last four steamers will carry crews aggregating 720 men.
March 6, 1920 Relief Committee Editor, Twillingate Sun. I herewith enclose copy of message to Relief Committee from Hon R.A. SQUIRES regarding employment for men by A.N.D. Co. Will you kindly give publication in Saturday’s Sun, as it may be of interest to the public generally and oblige yours very truly, C.L. HODGE, Secy., Relief Com. James ANSTEY, Chairman, Relief Committee. Referring my telegraph, message have just received word from Anglo Nfld. Development Company that they are still needing a number of men for lumber woods, and expect require other unskilled help in about months time, for extensive construction. R.A. SQUIRES.
March 6, 1920 Fire A big fire occurred on Water St., St. John’s on Wednesday when the premises of Saxon and Co. dry good firm was destroyed and houses damaged by fire and water.

March 13, 1920 Paper Mill Grand Falls is now preparing to put in a new paper machine, which will equal the capacity of the three now in operation there.
March 13, 1920 New Pulp Plant A sulphite pulp plant is being established at Alexander Bay by Norwegian and American capital under the direction of Capt. STORM (formerly of Botwood). Power will be obtained from the Terra Nova River and transmitted electrically to Alexander Bay. No ground wood pulp will be made.
March 13, 1920 The Statement Of Claims (Part 1) For cattle killed by dogs during the year 1919 – made under chapter 141 Con. S. which says: - The Magistrate is hereby required once in each year to prepare a statement from information furnished on oath of the owners of all sheep, lambs, horses, goats, cattle and poultry destroyed by dogs, of the number & value of such sheep, lambs, horses, goats, cattle, poultry and the names of owners, and the said Magistrate shall order a rate to be levied on the owners of dogs not exceeding one dollar, for each dog owned by any person resident within, such distance from the place where any such sheep, lambs, horses, goats, cattle and poultry may have been destroyed by dogs in the course of the year then preceding, as the Magistrate may determine.
March 13, 1920 The Statement Of Claims (Part 2) The Local Affairs Act says: - The Road Board shall have power to make rules and regulations respecting the keeping of dogs in any settlement within the area over which it has jurisdiction, which has not or shall not hereafter avail of the regulations already provided by statute relating to the keeping of dogs. The Board not having made and published any Rules and Regulations respecting the keeping of dogs, therefore Chapter 141 Consolidated statutes, 2nd Series is still in force, and those who have had cattle killed are availing of the old Statute and have filed their claims accordingly. North Island, Twillingate. The claims for North Island are: George JANES, Back Hr. 1 Heifer $60; Frederick RIDEOUT, Back Hr. 1 sheep and 1 lamb $25; William ANDREWS, Crow Head, 1 pig killed in sty $12. Affidavits (3) 75 cents. Half cost for publishing this Statement $1. Total $98.75
March 13, 1920 Death Passed away on Friday, March 5th., at 10pm, Frederick Infield Rex STAFFORD, M.D., aged 64 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30pm from his late residence, Allandale Road. The funeral of the late Dr. STAFFORD took place last Sunday.
March 13, 1920 Death A well-known former resident in the person of Augustus STAFFORD, M.D., passed away at St. John’s on Friday last week at the age of 65 years, from influenza. The late Doctor STAFFORD was a native of Montreal and graduate of McGill College. He came to Newfoundland about fourty two years ago and practised at Little Bay Mines for about four years. He then removed to Twillingate in 1882 and married Eliza, daughter of the late J.B. BLANDFORD, J.P., Stipendiary Magistrate at Little Bay. For about twenty-three years, Doctor STAFFORD practised medicine in this town, and in January 1906, removed to St. John’s, selling his practise here to Doctor LeDREW. At the city he did a large practise and opened two drug stores for his sons. For the past five years he had done no active practise owing to some form of throat trouble. He leaves two sons, Messrs. Augustus and Bennett, two daughters, Misses Amy and Lily and his widow who survives, to whom the Sun extends its sympathy.
March 13, 1920 Death [Photograph accompanies this article.] The death occurred yesterday of Edward C., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MOORS of this town, at the age of 22. The late Edward MOORS enlisted in the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916 and served in France and in the army of occupation in Cologne. He accepted a position at Bay of Islands on his return to civilian life, but while there, developed internal trouble, from which he spent some time in the General Hospital. He returned to his home last fall, somewhat improved, but during the winter gradually grew weaker, and death relieved his suffering on March 11th. Ned, as he was affectionately known to his friends, was a bright, jolly young man and none would have thought his demise possible in so short a time, as he looked the picture of health on his return from England. The hand of death has fallen heavy on this house of late, and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved parents and family. Nurse Jessie MOORS was on her way to the bedside of her brother, but was delayed by train block, not reaching here until last evening.
March 13, 1920 Notice All returned Soldiers, Sailors & Foresters are requested to attend a meeting on Saturday night, March 13th, at the Club Room to make arrangements for the funeral of late comrade Corp. E.C. MOORS.
March 13, 1920 Capt. John LANNING of Leading Tickles Capt. John LANNING of Leading Tickles, has just been visiting Botwood and returned to Canada. Capt. LANNING served first with the Navy, we believe, and afterwards in the Flying Corps (RAF). He had been lately employed in making surveys by the Greek Government.
March 13, 1920 Personals Mr. CROWTHER, whose wife is a former Twillingate lady, (nee Althea OAKLEY), has been in town for the past couple of weeks. Mr. REED, representing Parker & Monroe, was in town this week. W.B. JENNINGS, MHA, Minister of Public Works, is due here on March 12th when the District Council of the FPU will open here. Mr. A. COLBOURNE left for his usual winter business trip to Fogo on Thursday. He was accompanied by Mr. CROWTHER. Mr. A.G. ASHBOURNE leaves for the city next week.
March 13, 1920 Shipping News The Thetis broke her crankshaft while on a trip to Trinity for sealing crews. The “Terra Nova” was ordered to tow her up last Thursday. This may put the Thetis out of the running. WE also hear that Capt. Saul WHITE will command the Helen P. for the Hodder Co. this season. Big prices have been paid for new vessels, and in the case of the “Hawker” we hear the figure was $30,000. Capt. Ben YOUNG returned from St. John’s this week, having secured a new schooner. Several other new purchases have been made by local shipping men. Capt. Ned ROBERTS has purchased a new vessel less than a year old, the “Hawker”, said to be one of the finest in the country, while he, with others, is interested in the “Laberge”, the ship which we reported last week as losing a man overboard. Capt. Andrew ROBERTS also has a new purchase ...(unreadable) … and the “Alma Nelson” have been sold. Mr. Alex HODDER also has a new vessel purchased on the West Coast. The sealing steamers left for the ice fields on Wednesday, six in number. They passed Capt St. Francis in the following order – Neptune, Sable Island, Eagle, Thetis, Ranger, Terra Nova. The Diana sailed Thursday. In spite of the damage to her crankshaft, the Thetis was in the running.
March 13, 1920 Business Mr. A.W. PICCOTT has resigned from the Groton Pew Co. to enter business on his own accord. The firm of Jas. Ryan and Co. is selling out its Labrador premises. Mr. D.A. RYAN, the principal, gives as his reasons the fish Regulations.
March 13, 1920 Bay De Verde Election Further witnesses in the Bay de Verde election case have been summoned.
March 13, 1920 Sickness Over three thousand persons are ill in St. John’s from influenza. Mr. Alfred KEARLEY of Herring Neck, who has recently been very ill from rheumatic fever, is now convalescent and able to get about.
March 13, 1920 Death The death of Bishop POWER of St. George’s occurred at North Sydney this week from pneumonia, at the age of 34. He will be buried at St. George’s.
March 13, 1920 Advertisement We have in stock a limited quantity of Graham Flour in 48 and 96 lb. bags at 10c. per pound. Also 209 sacks Brown Beans about 230 pounds each, balance of 200 sacks at 5 ½ c. per lb. Absolutely Sound. Wm. ASHBOURNE.
March 13, 1920 Fire A fire at the plant of the Dominion Iron & Steel Co. at Sydney, Tuesday did one hundred thousand dollars damage.
March 13, 1920 Mining Deposits Sold Iron deposits at Port au Port, West Coast, owned by Sir Patrick McGRATH and two gentlemen of Cape Breton, have been sold to Hayden and Stone of Boston for Three million dollars.
March 13, 1920 Advertisement Picked up on Wednesday last opposite Mr. R. PRIMMER’S, North Side, 60 cents in silver. Apply to Malcolm LOVERIDGE.
March 13, 1920 Church Services Rev. LAITE visited Herring Neck and Friday’s Bay last week for Missionary meeting, which were held at Herring Neck on Thursday and Friday and at Salton’s on Monday.
March 13, 1920 Serious Accident Mr. Oliver WARR was seriously hurt on Wednesday when a sled load of wood fell on him and he was dragged some distance. Mr. WARR was hurt by being tripped up by the horse’s traces, we hear later, and falling in under the slide, and was hit in the side by the nose of the slide runners. The slide did not fall on him as at first reported. He is still confined to bed.
March 13, 1920 Very Strange Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: -- When the war was on, one of the things people often said was that nothing would be too good for the Soldiers and Sailors when they came back. Quite recently we put in our names as applicants for initiation into the Masonic Society. To our surprise and disappointment, our application was rejected. We were bitterly disappointed and naturally feel very badly over it. Of course we fully realize that the Masonic Lodge has a right to accept who it likes, but the fact that it should choose two of us who served our four years for King and Country, as men to reject, seems strange and a sever slap in the face to returned men. We have no desire to insult the Masonic Lodge, but we feel so bad over it that we thought the public ought to know how we have been treated. Yours truly, Allan S. YOUNG, Nfld Reg., Albert YOUNG, R.N.R.
March 13, 1920 Memorial Hospital The fact that Bonavista Bay is planning a Memorial Hospital shows how far good example may go. Twillingate should feel justly proud to know that its efforts are having such a far reaching effect, and Dr. GRENFELL who has urged this so strongly, must feel glad to know that the example of his work has stirred the whole island. Twillingate, Bay of Islands, Hr. Grace – who’ll be next? A few years will see a hospital in every district. Well done Twillingate.
March 13, 1920 Sealing Fleet The sealing fleet is one of the smallest for a long time, and the chances of a good trip for all seem pretty fair. Old timers here say the seals will be well off outside the Funks this spring. No ship is operating in the Gulf this year.
March 13, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. One superior cow 3 years old, to calve latter part of April. One motorboat 25 ft long, one “Acadia” engine 4 hp. Boat and engine new last year. One dwelling house and land. For particulars apply to C. WHITE. N.P.

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April 3, 1920 Returned Soldiers The Nfld. Government is now prepared to consider the question of affording returned Soldiers and Sailors an opportunity of settling in the Island. It will be necessary for them to have worked on farms or take an agricultural course, which it is presumed the Government will provide, after which they would be supplied with loans for the purchase of land and farming equipment.
April 3, 1920 Advertisement We have just opened a nice lot of Wall Paper & Bordering. Prices ranging from 30 to 50c Piece. Very attractive Designs. Earle Sons & Co.
April 3, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Schooner V.M.B.S. 2 Codtraps and Gear. 1 motor skiff with 6 hp Engine. Fine opportunity to get full fishing outfit. Schooner and gear now at Northern Arm, Botwood. For further information apply to Samuel & Fred EVANS, Northern Arm, or Geo. J. CARTER, Herring Neck.
April 3, 1920 Poor & Infirm Fund (Part 1) Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Will you kindly give publication to the following list of contributors in aid of poor and infirm fund from Back Hr. & North Side Wards. Yours truly, C.L. HODGE, Secretary. Back Hr. (Collected by James ANSTEY) James JEANS $10; S.G. MOORS $5; Arthur BLACKLER $2; J.A.S. PEYTON $2; Edward RIDEOUT $1.50; Mark LUTHER $1.25; Mrs. W. T. BAIRD; Elias SPENCE; Theo LUTHER, A.A. PEARCE, Arch ANSTEY; James ANSTEY; John RIDOUT jr; George JANES; Fredk WHITE; Robert ANSTEY; John ANSTEY; A. Friend; Dunley ANSTEY; Walter ANSTEY; W.M. PEYTON; James BLACKLER Sr. $1 each. Benjamin FREEMAN; Lewis CLARKE; John CLARKE; Geo MURRAY; Josiah SPENCER; Robert SIMMS; Henry SIMMS; Mark RIDOUT Sr. 50 cents each.
April 3, 1920 Poor & Infirm Fund (Part 2) Martin LUTHER; Fredk RIDOUT 45 cents each. Reuben SPENCER; Levi CLARKE 30 cents each. Bert KINGSBURY; Esau MURRAY; Geo RIDOUT Jr 25 cents each. Miss H. TIZZARD; George SIMMS 20 cents each. Total $45.30. North Side (Collected by C.L. Hodge) Frank ROBERTS, Andrew ROBERTS jr., Hodge Bros $10 each. Arthur MANUEL $5. A.J. PEARCE, Arthur COLBOURNE, Earle Sons & Co, Robert YOUNG, John COOKE, Geo ROBERTS, Jacob MOORS, Robert PRIMMER, W.B. TEMPLE $5 each. Rev. U. LAITE, Miss Minnie ROBERTS, Alfred NEWMAN, Mrs. Stephen HARBIN $3 each. Stephen LOVERIDGE, Allan PRESTON, H.J. PRESTON, Geo GARD, Samuel STUCKLESS, Frank STUCKLESS, Harry COLBOURNE, Rev. E. HUNT, John WHITE PM, Henry NEWMAN, E. LINFIELD, W.M. HARBIN, Freck. LINFIELD, C.P. NEWMAN, Miss R. STIRLING, W.M. YOUNG $2 each.
April 3, 1920 Poor & Infirm Fund (Part 3) Capt. A. COLBOURNE, Stewart ROBERTS, Alfred PRESTON $1.50 each. Fredk. NEWMAN, Edgar HODDER, Geo BRIDGER, Mrs. W. W. BAIRD, Pearce BOYDE, Ambrose BUTCHER, Samuel PAYNE sr., Samuel ANSTEY jr., Mrs. J. C. ANDREWS, Andrew ROBERTS sr., Wilfred YOUNG, ..enne YOUNG, Geo YOUNG, Fredk HOUSE jr., Levi FIFIELD, W.M. HOUSE, Alfred MANUEL, Norman ROBERTS, Const. TULK $1 each. James MAY, Lewis ANSTEY, Obed BRIDGER, Obad MANUEL, Thomas MAY, Andrew WHYATT, Mrs. Willis SIMMS, W.M. HARNETT, Fredk LUNNEN, Sidney LOVERIDGE, Norman STUCKLESS, George NEWMAN 50 cents each. Robert SMALL 32 cents. Total $157.32
April 3, 1920 Moreton’s Hr. Notes "Mr. Herbert HEAD and his bride, who was formerly Miss Daisy BRADLEY, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. BRADLEY of Lewisporte, arrived here on Sunday from Lewisporte. Three elderly persons in this locality have recently passed away. Mrs. RIDEOUT of Western Head died on Wednesday, March 24th at the advanced age of ninety years. On Monday, March 22rd, James PRICE of this harbour passed away at the age of about eighty years. Also the death of Mrs. JENKINS of Wild Cove occurred on the same date at the age of seventy-six. His many friends will be glad to know that Mr. D.P. OSMOND is considerably improved in health. Mr. OSMOND is disposing of his schooners and will discontinue what is known as the Green Bay trade, but he will continue to maintain the store and trade at Morton’s Hr. as heretofore. "
April 3, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Hoisting winch and heads for Stationary engine, full, fitted and ready for use. Apply A. Jas. GILLETT or Sun Office.
April 3, 1920 Personals Many visitors from Morton’s and Tizzard’s Harbors were in town on Monday. Capt. Alex HODDER and Mr. M.W. COOK left here on Tuesday for Lewisporte to join Mr. HODDER’s new command, now lying at Fortune, T.B. Capt. A. Jas. GILLETT also went Tuesday to look over his new purchase, which is moored at present at Fortune, and Capt. Ben YOUNG, whose new schooner is at the same place, will go thither in a couple of weeks time. We believe Capt. Andrew ROBERTS’ new purchase is harboured nearby. Mrs. Hubert RENDELL of Grand Falls, daughter of Mr. Levi ELLIOTT of Crow Head, and child, arrived Wednesday to visit her friends here for a few weeks. We received, by this mail, a letter from Naomi BROADBENT of Toronto, who was formerly a Miss COOK, and was born in Twillingate, being a Niece of Mrs. Thos MITCHARD and Mrs. Robt. HAYWARD. She went to Canada in 1888 and has never had an opportunity to return, though thinks often of the old Land. Possibly some people may remember her, and we can supply her address.
April 3, 1920 L.O.A. Grand Lodge. LOA Grand Lodge closed at Cupids on Friday last week. W.H. CAVE, Grand Master; E.J. SAMPSON, Jr., Dept. Master; C.G. RENDELL, Grand Chaplain; Rev. W.J. WILSON, Grand Secy.; Jordan MILLEY, Grand Treasurer. Rev. W.J. WILSON was elected as Nfld. delegate to attend the Grand Lodge of British N. America, which meets at Calgary. Old Perlican is to be the next place of meeting.
April 3, 1920 John HARVEY’s Will. Late John HARVEY believed in State Education. The will of the late Hon. John HARVEY, in his own handwriting, shows an estate worth about half a million dollars. He leaves various gifts to employees of the firm, ranging from $500 down and $500 each to the C.L.B. and Orphanages. He leaves $15,000 for practical education, if there is an undenominational system. If this did not materialize, the executors have power to divert the legacy to C. of E. Schools.
April 3, 1920 Death The funeral of the late George WEIR took place on Saturday last from the S.S. Methodist Church, the body having been brought down from Grand Falls. The Orange Society, of which the deceased was a member, followed his remains to the grave.
April 3, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Property consisting of nets, motorboat and engine and all other fishing gear. Will sell at sacrifice as leaving the place. Apply to Jonathan DOVE, Trump Island.
April 3, 1920 Birthday Oddities Recently we noted the fact of a child being born on its brother’s birthday. An even far stranger coincidence has come to our notice recently of Mr. W.M. GUY’s five children; three have their birthdays on November 6th, and two on October 3rd – surely a most unusual occurrence.
April 3, 1920 Death Died. Mr. Denis GAVIN died at Chanceport, formerly Friday’s Bay, Chance Hr., on Saturday, March 20th. It was at first intended to inter his body elsewhere, but the funeral was held at Chanceport and interment took place there. The late Mr. GAVIN was ninety-six years and the oldest resident of this district at the time of his death.
April 3, 1920 Marriage The wedding of Harry GALE and Blanche, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel DOVE of Lower Head, was solemnized by Rev. W.H. DOCHTON in the N. Side Methodist Church on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. The bride, who was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. Norman ROBERTS, wore cream silk with wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of ferns and lilies-of-valley. Misses J. YOUNG and Winifred GILLINGHAM attended her, while the groom was supported by Mr. George YOUNG. Supper was served at the home of Mr. & Mrs. ROBERTS, foster parents of the Groom, and several guests attended. The presents were many and valuable, and included several gold coins. The young couple will reside with the groom’s parents in future.
April 3, 1920 Note of Thanks Springdale, March 29 20. Dear Sir, The Springdale New School Committee desires, thru the columns of your estimable paper to express the appreciation of the splendid work done by Messrs. Thomas and Ephraim JACOBS of Twillingate on the New School Academy recently erected here. Not only was the building well planned, but the workmanship and style are very excellent; we are doubtful if any better work can be done in Newfoundland. The building is a delight to all who see it. Twillingate should be proud of such splendid artisans as Messrs JACOBS. Yours very truly, Chairmen of Committee.
April 3, 1920 Banking Voyage Failure The banking voyage of the South West Coast is a blank to date, and not a thousand quintals have been taken by all the crews engaged, though fewer vessels are engaged this season.
April 3, 1920 Death Word was received here this week of the death at St. John’s of Marion, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James OAKLEY, formerly of this town. Marion had been a sufferer for years, from tuberculosis.
April 3, 1920 Death A telegram on Thursday conveyed the news of the death, at Campbellton, of Mrs. Sidney WELLS who was formerly Rachel BATH of B.I. Tickle.
April 3, 1920 The Election The election petition against JONES, of Hr. Main, Cashinite member, was postponed till Thursday next week. GIBBS, lawyer for petitioners against JONES, has been replaced by MEWS.
April 3, 1920 Springdale Notes (Part 1) Springdale has not been, this winter, the busy little town it was last. The herring fishery was very poor last fall, owing to severe storms and even the catch through the ice was somewhat small in comparison to that of last year. A law was passed that no Scotch Cured herring was to be packed this Spring, and this put quite a few people our of employment, while the lumbering business was not able to employ all the people; consequently a number of our men had to seek employment elsewhere. Moreover, the herring catch of last fall is still lying in the factories here, and has to be kept pickled and looked after, which means a big expense to the packers. The packers exped ……. this last fall, consequently they would not give the price they could, if they were sure of getting their herring shipped.
April 3, 1920 Springdale Notes (Part 2) The greatest drawback to the Hall’s Bay herring fishery is the shipping. The fishing does not begin until late in the season and it is almost impossible to get any herring off on the coastal mail boats. A special steamer is chartered to the Bay she is not likely to get here. The Eagle was chartered last fall, I understand, especially for Hall’s Bay, and she managed to put part of the freight for here out on the ice in Little Bay and carry the remainder to St. John’s. We seem to be [barraged ?] with difficulties; our only hope seems to be in a branch rivalry. ….[unreadable]…..We love our little town once so prosperous and promising, and it gives us pain to see even a danger of its going behind. But we are not going to be sad and dejected. We are going to keep cheery, and wait for the turn of the tide. Anyway, thing look black and doubtful the world over – why should we be exempted?
April 3, 1920 Springdale Notes (Part 3) The stress and strain of the Great War have turned the world upside down. Trouble, strikes and riots seem to threaten us and we sometimes wonder which will dominate the future – chaos or peace. The light of dawn, which we eagerly look for, seems only to flash for a while, and then it is shut out by some dark cloud, which seems to be ready to burst upon us with terrible destruction. But let us look more steadily, strain with one long hopeful gaze and we shall see the dawn – the steady dawn, although shadows of it with clouds of wrong. The New Era is being entered upon, a new era of reconstruction in national, and political life; but it must start with the individual. Just as the ripple, caused by a stone thrown into the water, goes out and out and out, so must the influence of the individual for good, go out and out and out, reinforced by others, until all the world is encircled.
April 3, 1920 Sealing reports Sealing reports Thursday showed conditions bad. Terra Nova steamed 20 miles last …?... patch saw only scattered seals. Seals are taking to water and very little doing. Dense fog prevails.

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September 11, 1920 Personals (Part 1) Mr. ANTHONY left for Fogo by “Senef.” Mr. and Mrs. Michael KEEFE of Bangor, Maine, are visiting relatives at Little Hr. Mr. KEEFE has been absent for many years and has traveled extensively in the United States. Magistrate MIFFLIN, the new appointee for this place, will arrive by next “Seal” according to advices from him received by Constable TULK. Mr. Harold EARLE of Fogo was here this week in connection with business of his firm. Mr. Allan HOPKINS of Grand Falls was here last week returning by “Watchful.” Miss Jessie STUCKLESS will leave for Toronto about the middle of September. Mr. S. LOVERIDGE and family go to St. John’s about Sept. 20th. Mr. Arthur MANUEL went to Botwood on Tuesday by Schr. “Grace”, returning by Bay steamer Friday. Mr. Stanley GUY, formerly of the N.S. here, but latterly stationed at Carbonear, has been here for the past week or so visiting friends and relatives. Mrs. E.L. HANN and her sister Mrs. JENKINS both of Grand Falls, have been here for a week or so visiting friends and relatives.
September 11, 1920 Personals (Part 2) Mr. & Mrs. Samuel WELLS and Miss May WELLS went to Millertown Junction by last “Watchful”. They will conduct the A.N.D. Co’s Staff House at the Junction. Mr. A.A. PEARCE, of Back Hr., left for Grand Falls Station where he will spend the winter with his daughter, Mrs. W. COLBOURNE. Mr. W.W. BAIRD was here this week. His family will follow to Glovertown in a few weeks. Mr. George BARNES, Manager of Terra Nova Co., St. John’s, arrived last Saturday and returned to the city by “Watchful”, Monday. Mr. BARNES was visiting his uncle, Mr. John COOK. He is a native of this town. Mr. Thos. DAWE, the new principal of St. Peter’s, arrived by Clyde Saturday. Mr. Pearce NEWMAN leaves here about the middle of the month to take a position at Glovertown. Miss Lucy WHITE, who was teaching at Harry’s Hr. last year, has charge of the Little Hr. school since the holiday. A farewell party was given in the Methodist Sunday School room on Tuesday night for Miss STUCKLESS and Messrs. NEWMAN and LOVERIDGE. An enjoyable time was spent. Mr. Arthur SCOTT, who was here recently, has secured a position at Botwood and will remain there for a time instead of going back to the West.
September 11, 1920 Marriage Mr. Chas. WARR of Little Hr., formerly of the Forestry Battalion, who has been working at Badger, came here last week with a Scotch lady who will become his bride next week we hear.
September 11, 1920 Struck by Lightening Last week a small motorboat which had just come in from fishing, was struck by lightening at Petty Hr. and sank, the two occupants being rescued by another boat. A fine cow was killed on a Suburban road at St. John’s by the same storm.
September 11, 1920 Note of Thanks Mr. ANTHONY desires to offer his sincere thanks to the very many friends who assisted him during his visit here. He would especially like to mention Mrs. (Rev.) WILKINSON who arranged for his entertainment, the performers who assisted in the entertainment, the Orange Society who gave their hall free, and the business men who purchased goods from him, and last, but by no means least, the Public who patronized his entertainment.
September 11, 1920 Killed. A man named MURRAY was killed in St. John’s when a “prize” slipped while moving a barn, throwing him on his head.
September 11, 1920 Nurse DICKENSON. The monument to the late Miss DICKENSON, who lost her life while nursing “flu” patients at the Grenfell institute two years ago, has arrived and will be erected in St. John’s. It stands 25 ft. in height.
September 11, 1920 Shipping News (Part 1) Schr. Gamecock, Capt. DOWNEY, from Straits with load of dry fish for BARR, put into port yesterday to replenish stock of kero and gasoline from Hodge Bros., as she is an auxiliary, and proceeded. Schr. Energy has been undergoing some caulking during illness of her Captain, Mr. Wm. GUY, whom we are glad to say, is now improving and Mr. Bennett GUY goes in command. Telegram from Schr. Exotic, hired by Capt. Abel SAUNDERS, reporting safe arrival St. John’s with 86,000 lumber from Horwood. We understand that he will be available for freight North. Schr. Hawker arrived here this week going on to Morton’s Hr., where she discharged 100 tons and will come here tomorrow to discharge balance. Schr. Ariceen is discharging coal at the Coastal Wharf this week for Wm. ASHBOURNE. Price is $18 ship’s side.
September 11, 1920 Shipping News (Part 2) The Sniff arrived last night from Lewisporte. R. Titus HODDER from Pittsburg arrived by her. An organ for shipment to Fogo, a bystander remarked, she would probably have to tow, since it was impossible to put it through the hatch. It is reported that the daily train service will be resumed shortly. The Lobelia, one of the ships bought by the Nfld. Govt. from the British Admiralty, will be placed on the Cabot Strait. This ship is very narrow and as unsuitable for the Strait as the “Sniff” is for this bay. Moreover, she will be unable to contend with ice. The Western Star says she is 17 knots. That may have been before one of her boilers, which has been sold, was taken out, but Engineers say she is nearer nine knots now.
September 11, 1920 The Salvation Army Adj. EBSARY, S.A., has left us for Bonavista, and the new incumbent is Adj. MARSH. The Salvation Army has purchased a site for their new Maternity Home on LeMarchant Road, St. John’s, and construction has begun. The Salvation Army Sunday School Picnic was held on Tuesday. A beautiful day blessed the young folks who enjoyed themselves to the utmost.
September 11, 1920 Govt. Inspector Arrives Mr. S.R. WINSOR, formerly of Newtown, but now residing in St. John’s., arrived by “Prospero” Thursday. Mr. WINSOR is the Government Inspector of codfish under the New Regulations, and it is his business here to appoint Government Cullers to pass codfish, going on board vessels for foreign markets. It is probably that Cullers from here will be appointed for … [unreadable] …. Fogo and from Fogo to here. Mr. WINSOR will be in this locality for a week or so.
September 11, 1920 Birth Born. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart ROBERTS on the birth of a daughter on Wednesday.
September 11, 1920 Car Fire A gentleman, going for a ride in his motorcar in St. John’s last week, discovered it to be on fire, and ran into Quidi Vidi Pond, which successfully extinguished the fire.
September 11, 1920 Fruits and Vegetables Dried fruits are very high in price and few are being imported into the country. Raisins are not being imported and we shall have to put up with currants. Potatoes are plentiful all over the country, but locally people complain that reds especially, have gone largely to green.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Jolly boat in good running condition with 2 h.p. American engine complete with oil tanks and fittings. Will be sold cheap if applied for at once. G.J. CARTER.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement Wanted. Manager wanted to conduct branch business in outport; good opening for active experienced man having initiative. Ayre & Sons Ltd., St. John’s.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. 1 Bicycle, in good running order, equipped with lamp and pump. Apply to Pearce NEWMAN, care – Hodge Bros., Path End.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. Motorboat, 19 feet long, fitted with 2 ½ Hubbard engine $120. James YOUNG.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement Wanted. Assistant Store Keeper. Also a reliable and industrious boy for general shop work for Lower Trade. Wm. Ashbourne.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement Wanted. Several young ladies for shop and office work. Apply by letter Wm. Ashbourne.
September 11, 1920 Sickness Mrs. Obadiah MANUEL is very ill at this writing from typhoid fever at Loon’s Bay. Mr. Josiah GOODYEAR of Grand Falls arrived here by motorboat on Monday to get medical advice from Dr. WOOD, whose fame seems to be spreading all over the district. Capt. William GUY of the schr. “Energy” was brought home from Herring Neck this week very ill.
September 11, 1920 Marriage Married. We understand that Mr. Gus HOUSE was to have been married on Tuesday in St. John’s. We offer congratulations.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement Wanted. On or about September 10th, a vessel to freight lumber to St. John’s. For particulars apply to George H. ANDREWS, Leading Tickles East.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement One black pony for sale; weight about four hundred and fifty to five hundred pounds, together with harness if required, age about ten years. C.A. MANUEL, Exploits.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale, Piano, practically new. Would be purchaser can see same by applying to Mrs. C.D. MAYNE, Back Hr.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. By the Notre Dame Mutual Insurance Club Limited, Twillingate. 1 pitch pine Mainmast, length 79 ft. 1 pitch pine Foremast, length 75 ft. 1 pitch pine Bowsprit, length 50 ft. Sticks are sound and in good condition. Apply to Charles D. MAYNE, Secretary.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement For Sale, A young horse. For particulars Apply Samuel ROBERTS, Purcell’s Hr.
September 11, 1920 Coal Stocks The A.N.D. Co are laying in very large stocks of coal, and it is said they will have a million tons in by fall. A big cargo of ten thousand tons was discharging there last week.
September 11, 1920 Leaving The Country At the rate people are leaving this country, there must have been thousands gone during this summer. Every train is absolutely crowded with people, the bulk of whom are for Port aux Basques. Last week, a railway employee told us that on a certain day, over 350 passengers for the “Kyle” were landed at Port aux Basques from a single train. Passenger trains are more than crowded; standing room is at a premium and many people ride on the car platforms for want of anything better. As for our own discomfort at home, it is worth noticing that the “Clyde” last week landed 129 passengers at Lewisporte, and to judge by the look of things, the “Watchful” was likely to be in a similar condition on Tuesday. To handle this we are to be saddled with the “Senef” – a little trawler of smaller size than the “Earle of Devon” with a passenger capacity of about ten – while the Clyde, the boat that belongs rightly to this Bay, is to be used to supply the Union Stores.
September 11, 1920 Fish Plates We understand that one of the plans of the new Railway Commission is to purchase new fish plates for the railway. To the uninitiated, fishplates are flat bars, which are bolted on either side of rail joints to deep the rail together. From what we saw recently it is not new fishplates that are required but rather that those now there be attended to. It is quite common to see, as you walk over the track, fishplates with only two where there should be four, and one place we noticed only one bolt, which meant that the rails were not even properly joined together. Even where there were the full compliment, nuts were often loose and the bolts half hanging out, so that it is not to be wondered there are wrecks, but it is not necessary to spend large amount in unnecessary additions.
September 11, 1920 The New Magistrate With the idea of some people that an outsider should be Magistrate here, we have very little sympathy. When a man has given his years in the social and public life of a place, brought up his family there, knows the needs as no outsider can know them, why is it suggested that he should be considered secondly to another who knows nothing of the place, its needs or its people? Political pull is cursing Newfoundland today. The best man for the position is wanted and not some outsider, or worse some political heeler. If Mr. C.D. MAYNE is not the man for the job who is; but for heaven’s sake, don’t let’s talk the rot about “better” have an outsider. So far, the new Magistrate, Mr. MIFFLIN, has not yet arrived and is said to be some friction over these transfers. Mr. JANES of Bonne Bay, objects strenuously to being moved, and has declared that he will not go to Greenspond, and Mr. MIFFLIN does not seem at all anxious to come here. As Magistrate FITZGERALD won out in his refusal to be transferred from Grand Falls a year or so ago, it seems possible that a new shuffle may be necessary.
September 11, 1920 Coal Mining Mr. Stewart LUTHER of Back Hr. arrived last week’s “Clyde” from Howley, where he has been working since last January on the coal boring there. Mr. LUTHER is most optimistic about the coal outlook there, and declares that the seams run for miles, though only the narrowest part is being uncovered, and it is said there are millions of tons of coal there; the belief being held that the seam runs right on across the island, outcropping at St. George’s Bay. At present the A.N.D. Co. is working this, but no definite arrangement has yet been made. Mr. LUTHER will return to Howley in a week or so.
September 11, 1920 Governor HARRIS Visits Governor HARRIS, Miss HARRIS, and Mr. HARRIS, arrived here by the “Sagona” last Saturday morning and were drive around town by J.P.s and others, leaving after about an hour for Labrador. Owing to an ambiguous telegram, it was thought that H.E. and Miss HARRIS were staying, and arrangements were made for their stay, the Governor to be the guest of Mr. Arthur MANUEL, and Miss HARRIS guest of Mrs. George BLANDFORD. The Governor declared his willingness to be here to turn the first sod for the new Hospital during October, and puts himself in the hands of the Twillingate Committee whenever called for. It is hoped that arrangements may be made to get the ground in order and the road to the site cleared up before his arrival.
September 11, 1920 Lobsters By S.S. “Rosalind”, 100 cases were shipped to New York this week. The total catch is about 10,500 cases and to date one third of it has been shipped. Dealers here have their urgent orders filled and will not stock up at $25. “The Outlook” said one leading exporter to the Trade Review yesterday, will not justify us in giving more than $20 per case and we do not think it is possible to get more than that price to day in St. John’s.
September 11, 1920 Flour All information coming from Canada in reference to the wheat crop indicates that we are going to have cheaper flour in October. The crop is an excellent one and the weather for ripening the past six weeks was ideal. The Canadian Wheat Control will cease the end of August and there will be free play for competition under the free marketing that will then prevail.
September 11, 1920 How To Dig The Tickle. While at Lewisporte last week, we watched with interest the mechanical digger or steam shovel loading coal on railway flat cars. The capacity of this thing was about half a ton at a dip, and the same idea could be easily adapted by means of an eight or ten h.p. gasoline stationary engine for digging out the Tickle. We are quite sure we could do this without difficulty with an outlay of a few hundred dollars.
September 11, 1920 Sad Occurrence A sad occurrence cast quite a gloom over Jenkin’s Cove on Thursday when Mrs. Wm. BORDEN, a widow of between 60 and 70 years, was found by her son suspended from a beam by a small rope, on his return from fishing shortly after dinner. Mrs. BORDEN was seen by the neighbors in the morning, and appeared all right. She milked her cow and attended to other duties and spoke to several neighbours. On her son’s return about 2 p.m., he found no one in the home, the milk unstrained, and no sign of his mother. He investigated, and in the storehouse he found the body of the unfortunate woman suspended from a board nailed under the beams, with her feet touching the floor. Death had occurred about two hours before, according to the Doctors who were at once summoned. Although stories of previous attempts on her life were current, the evidence at the enquiry brought forth nothing of the kind, and none of the witnesses called had ever known of any such. Great sympathy is felt for the son, who was quite distraught, and for the relatives of the unfortunate woman.
September 11, 1920 Death The death of an elderly resident of Back Hr. in the person of Miss Rebecca KINGSBURY, occurred on Wednesday morning at the age of 80. The deceased lady was comparatively hearty up till recently, and contemplated moving to Sydney with here relative, but latterly suffered a relapse and it was seen that it would be impossible for her to travel. Interment was on Friday in the St. Peter’s cemetery. To the bereaved relatives the Sun extends sympathy.
September 11, 1920 HODDER’s Boat Mr. Obadiah HODDER’s motorboat left for Botwood on Wednesday afternoon taking some passengers, and another of Mr. HODDER’s carriages, which was bought by Mr. Josiah GOODYEAR, who maintains a livery stable at Grand Falls.
September 11, 1920 Fishing News Some good fishing was experienced by residents of the Arm this week, and squid are said to be plentiful.
September 11, 1920 Advertisement Lost. Probably between Hotel and Hodge Bros., a small gold pencil case. Finder please return to Sun office or Ford Hotel.
September 11, 1920 Thw Sniff (Part 1) An Insult To Notre Dame South. Everything that had been said about the “Senef,” Mr. COAKER’s new Bay Boat, was found to be true on her arrival on Wednesday; in fact, as the queen of Sheba said of Solomon, the half was not told. In a word, this little ship is absolutely unsuited to the traffic and a Deliberate Insult to the traveling public of the South Side of this Bay. The “Saloon” so called, is not half as good as the cabin of many a coasting schooner, Three little staterooms open off the saloon with a total of ten berths, one being dignified with the name of Ladies cabin. There is only one lavatory on the ship, that is on deck and on the opposite side of the ship to the entrance to the “saloon”, which is below decks and absolutely unavailable for female passengers during Fall weather in this Coast.
September 11, 1920 Thw Sniff (Part 2) No woman can travel on such a contraption as the “Senef” unless absolutely forced by urgent necessity. Compared with a $200 monument for his dog, Smutts, Mr. Coaker’s action in removing the “Clyde” which suits the needs of this Bay, and substituting this horrid little tug, shows what his regard for Notre Dame Bay South is. The steerage has bunks for eight and is situated forward. It is quite as good as the first class however, but the whole accommodation is altogether too cramped for the passenger traffic on this route. As for freight, there is but one little hatchway, which is utterly useless to handling bulky cargo, being only about four feet square. It is time the people of Twillingate and surrounding settlements protested against such an imposition on the part of a Government, which seems to think that any old thing is good enough for them. [Transcriber’s Note: Notice that the name of this ship is “Sniff” in the heading and then “Senef” in the article. The two spellings are in other articles as well.]

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October 16, 1920 Libel Recently, Editor JAMES of the Telegram issued a writ for libel against the Advocate and it’s Editor. Last week Mr. COAKER issued writ for libel against the Trade Review. Both counts were for $10,000. A city contemporary remarks that in all the libel suits, but a couple during the past half dozen years, Mr. COAKER has been either Plaintiff or Defendant.
October 16, 1920 Price of Sugar October 6th. Cable says sugar is selling at 11 ½ cents, the Federal Refining Co. having lowered its price another half cent. Newfoundlanders, on account of the action of the Liberal Reform (spell it in caps, oh compositor) Government are to pay over thirty cents till the end of the year anyhow, and the sugar crop is estimated at a million tons in excess of last year. We’re a pretty easy mark for politicians all right.
October 16, 1920 The “Sniff.” The Captain and Officers on the Sniff hardly know their own rooms as they are continually giving them up to passengers, especially women who cannot stay below in her suffocating “saloon.” The officers say they cannot stand by and see women perish on deck, and it speaks volumes of their kindness, but copper fastens the callous neglect and indifference of the Government.
October 16, 1920 Should Be Smothered In Sugar (Part 1) The Government is banking on the fact that the public has a short memory and hopes that the scandalous sugar business will be soon forgotten. There is no reason why the people of this country should forgive or forget that fact – for fact beyond dispute it is – that they were callously called upon to pay from fifty to one hundred percent more on sugar than was necessary, for the fact that somebody - deliberately or not, has yet to be unearthed – bungled. Last spring when the sugar question was being played ducks-and-drakes with, the public demanded protection against profiteering in foodstuffs, but the public never for a moment thought that the Food Control Board was going into business, nor that the protection was going to be for a group of profiteers against the public. The editor of the Advocate, who is himself also Chairman of the Food Control Board, makes a strenuous attempt to counter the charge by calling the Sun a liar, but he has not a solitary argument to advance that the price of sugar would not have been at around twenty cents or less at the present time but for the excellent bungling of him and his bungling crew of the F.C.B.;
October 16, 1920 Should Be Smothered In Sugar (Part 2) and there is no evidence from market quotations to show that sugar would ever have reached thirty cents in this country, had the F.C.B. been satisfied with controlling, as their name implies, instead of going into the sugar business. In the capacity of businessmen, they were absolutely out-generalled by sugar dealers, and the country has to pay! Finding themselves beaten by the Hickman Co., at law they make use of an old 1918 Act, which was aimed at restricting imports from enemy countries, and use it to club the country into submission. Making use of powers that were never intended to be theirs, they prevent any sugar being brought into the country until their high priced, rat infested stuff is disposed of. Was there ever such a trick played on an unsuspecting people. Lawyers claim that this action of theirs will stand in law, so there seems no likelihood of redress, and while we watch, the sugar market going down, down, in Canada and the U.S., this country has to continue to pay over thirty cents for its sugar because the Food Control Board of the Squires-Coaker Government says so. Oh Russia! Trotsky or Lenin never equaled this. Newfoundland should not forget this too hurriedly.
October 16, 1920 Giant Potatoes Mr. Thomas WELLS has grown some monster potatoes this year, the largest weighing exactly three pounds. A St. John’s contemporary speaks of three spuds weighing six pounds, but this one beats that fellow. It would be better to keep this dark, least the Food Control Board should attempt to corner potatoes.
October 16, 1920 Personals Mrs. John COOK and child, who have been visiting friends in St. John’s, returned by “Prospero” Monday. Capt. A.J. COLBOURNE, who has been absent for a couple of months, arrived by “Prospero.” Miss Janet MOORS left by Prospero for St. Anthony where she enters the Nursing Staff to train. Mrs. Robt. PRIMMER left by “Prospero” to visit her husband, who is still at Portugal Cove. She will probably be absent till the New Year. Messrs. R. HODGE and A. MANUEL, who have been in the city on business, arrived by “Prospero” Monday. Mr. MANUEL brought along his horse, which he sent to the horse trainer this summer to get broken in. Both gentlemen report business very dull in the city, and scarcity of flour; everyone holding off, as the flour market is falling. Mrs. Kenneth JACOBS and family leave for St. John’s by next “Prospero” and will take up their residence there. Mr. JACOBS is already working in the city.
October 16, 1920 Rev. HUNT and Family Rev. E. HUNT, who has been attending Synod, and spending a holiday at Trinity, arrived by “Sniff” last Friday. Mrs. HUNT, child, and Nurse arrived by “Prospero,” the Parson being unwilling to subject them to the tortures of the Sniff’s accommodation. While at Trinity recently, the Rev. Gentleman and his family were in a motor head-on collision, which badly wrecked the car they were in. Fortunately all escaped unhurt, thought the car was severely damaged.
October 16, 1920 Advertisement Windsor Patent Flour. Mother’s Bread Is Always Best! But never quite so sweet, quite so nourishing as when she bakes with Windsor Patent. Harvey & Co., Ltd.
October 16, 1920 Common Talk Two steamers of the same class as the “Sniff”, the “Sabastopol” and “Malakoff,” have gone on the Humbermouth – Battle Hr. service. Our contemporary, the Western Star, used to claim that the “Ethie” was too small for that service; so what people will say of these two tugs in that section will be unprintable.
October 16, 1920 New Post Office A new Post Office building has been fixed up by Mr. PARDY for the convenience of the public at Little Harbor, so that it will be unnecessary for them to come to his house for mail as formerly.
October 16, 1920 Shipping News Schr. Moravia, Capt. A. HODDER, returned to port Monday, having carried away some if his canvas, and returned for repairs. He was on his way to White Bay. Schr. Grace, Capt. ROBERTS, arrived last Saturday from St. John’s with general cargo for Earle Sons & Co. here and Fogo. He will go to Horwood to load lumber. Schr. Rapid, Capt. John MILLEY, arrived last week at Exploits from the Labrador to the firm of Josiah Manuel with 200 bbls. The three masted schooner Imprimus, which went ashore at St. Anthony last fall, and which was got off about a month ago, was in port this week. She goes to Hr. Grace where she will go on the Marine Slip for repairs. Schr. Helen P., Capt. Saul WHITE, arrived on Wednesday from Botwood. She is engaged carrying limestone from Cobb’s Arm for the A.N.D. Co.
October 16, 1920 Advertisement Baker’s Bread – plain and raisin. Dandykakes – fresh stock. Brown Beans, 6c lb – 10lbs for 50c. Sardines 17c tin. At Hodge Bros., Path End.
October 16, 1920 Memorial Hospital Fund Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions towards the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Secy. Finance Committee: A.J. YOUNG $10; Coll. Box, S.S. Prospero $2.98; Mrs. M.P. HOOPES, Glen Falls, N. York $100; Exchange $10. Total $110.98.
October 16, 1920 Girl Found. An eleven-year-old girl, who was missing from her home in St. John’s, was located after a week’s search at Seal Cove on the Shoreline.
October 16, 1920 Fish News We are informed that codfish is being bought at Port Union on the truck system. Reports from around this Bay show the fishing outlook as poor in the extreme. Twillingate to Fogo, both inclusive have done fairly well, but the rest of the Bay including Joe Batt's Arm and Straight Shore, is practically blank. Fortunately for this town, not alone was there good trap fishing, but there has been some exceptionally good hand line fishing during the fall; one man told us the best he has experienced for five years.
October 16, 1920 The Halifax Carnival Nine Lunenburg schooners will sail a race in the Halifax Carnival, which began last Friday. They are regular, honest-to-goodness fishing craft, of about 130 feet long with crews of fifteen each. The prize is a purse of $5000.
October 16, 1920 Advertisement For Sale. A young horse. Apply for particulars to Samuel ROBERTS, Purcell’s Hr.
October 16, 1920 Advertisement Cod Liver Oil. Just received – A large shipment of Brick’s Tasteless, Cod-Liver Oil. Brick’s Tasteless makes you eat. Try a bottle and prove it yourself. And you can obtain any quantity you want from Wm. Ashbourne, G.J. Carter, Arthur Manuel, Earle Sons & Co., Hodge Bros. Dr. F. Stafford & Son, Wholesale & Retail. Chemists & Druggists, St. John’s, Nfld. Sole Agents for Newfoundland.
October 16, 1920 Death The death occurred on Tuesday night after a fortnight’s illness of Lucy, wife of Mr. Martin STUCKLESS, North Side, at the age of 38 years. Like his brother, Mr. Martin STUCKLESS’ case is very pathetic, as he is left with the care of five small children, and much sympathy is expressed for him. The late Mrs. STUCKLESS was formerly Miss PELLY but was brought up by the late Wm. YATES.
October 16, 1920 Marriage The wedding of Mr. Augustus I. STAFFORD and Miss Mabel GIBBONS, daughter of Mr. Mark GIBBONS of Gambo, took place in St. John’s on Oct. 2nd. Bride and Groom left by “Rosalind” for USA and Canada.
October 16, 1920 GRENFELL Fund For All he has Done let Us help the GRENFELL Endowment Fund. The Editor has received this week a night cable from Dr. GRENFELL at Toronto saying that he had secured $1100 for a motor ambulance or motor truck for the Hospital and asked which the Committee would prefer. The idea seems to be that s….. say…. ton truck would be more valuable, as it would be possible to have a removable body and use the truck for transporting material. The thanks of this community are due the good Doctor for his unceasing efforts on behalf of our Hospital, and the motor truck will solve much of the difficulty in transportation of material to the site. It is now up to the Government to get the road in good shape for work next spring. It is certainly our duty as a community, to make something for the Endowment Fund of the Grenfell Institutions. It is unthinkable, after all the Doctor has done to help us, that we should permit him to go begging. Any scheme that will raise a few hundred dollars in this place to show our appreciation. Will you help? The Sun would be glad to get suggestions during the coming week, for it is certain we must do something. St. Anthony patients are especially appealed to.
October 16, 1920 Advertisement We have a large stock of Men’s & Boy’s Rubber Boots, including a few pairs of the popular “Red Ball Vacs.” Earle Sons & Co.
October 16, 1920 Prices St. John’s Trade Review (Part 1) A few more schooners, including a half dozen Labrador cargoes, arrived this week. This fish is fairly good quality and sells at $9 to $9.25 and $8 to $8.25. There is very little cullage among this so far. More than half the West Coast lobsters pack is still held by the packers. In St. John’s today, no one wants to buy lobsters, even at $20 a case. The New York market for this is dead, says the T.R. Exports of pork to Europe are of good volume, and prices increased $4 a barrel, which afterwards fell to $1 to $1.50. Owing to extra good Indian corn crop in USA, prices are however, expected to be lower. Prices of beef in the better grade show signs of firmness, but other qualities are unchanged. Buyers of flour have been holding off for lower prices, but considerable purchases are now made.
October 16, 1920 Prices St. John’s Trade Review (Part 2) Prospects are for lower flour in December and January, Argentine and Australian wheat crops are good, and considerable of this will go to Europe. The market in St. John’s is a little easier for molasses. Prices are $1.74 Fancy; $1.55 Grocery in wholesale lots, which will hardly affect the outports at all. Locally grown Potatoes are now offering at $3 and $4 per barrel. Prices for oats will probably go lower; prices $5.40 to $5.60 sack for white or mixed. Hay market continues strong; imports selling at $54 a ton. British firms, who have been buying Newfoundland codfish, write to say they do not want white napped fish. “It is a great disadvantage to have the black taken off the napes, and it is even more important in the case of Labrador than Shore quality.” Stocks of codfish in Oporto are very high there, being 22,100 Nfld. and 56,800 Norwegian. Sales last week 3850 Nfld. and 3500 Nfld.
October 16, 1920 Schooner Wreched A small schooner owned at Deer Island was totally wrecked last week while entering Greenspond. She was from Labrador with 90 qtls. codfish.
October 16, 1920 Apology I, Abigal HUSSEY, wife of Edgar HUSSEY, do hereby state that reports circulated by me in connection with Miss Mina KEARLEY and Mrs. Rose KEARLEY are untrue and without foundation. I have not seen anything or heard anything from any source to cause me to make such statements. I hereby apologize to both the above-mentioned Mina KEARLEY and Rose KEARLEY and am sorry for any wrong my statements may have done them. Mrs. Abigal HUSSEY, Herring Neck, October 8 – 20. Witness, John H. MARKS, C.H., Priest. T. TURTLE, Meth. Minister. Frank S. LOCKLER, J.P.

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