1903 – Election at Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

December 29, 1903 The San Francisco call
RESULT OF ELECTION AT ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Candidate Favoring Annexation to the United States Beaten by Only a Few Votes.

ST. JOHN’S- Newfoundland. Dec. 28. — The contest in St. Pierre and Miquelon for a Representative in the French Chamber of Deputies resulted to-day in the re-election of Legasse by small majority over Fremont (Delmont), who it is understood Is in favor of the annexation of the colony to the United States. As Legasse. represented the fishing interests, the small majority by which he has been re-elected is looked upon as evidence …

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1907 : FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON

4 janvier 1907 : Toronto Star
FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Chance for Canada or Newfoundland to Obtain Islands – Recent Exodus of Inhabitants.
Canadian Associated Press.

London, Jan, 4. – The London Globe says : « It seems there are rumors in various quarters that France will likely give up St. Pierre and Miquelon »
Recent despatches have indicated there was great depression and absence of profitable labor on the islands, and an exodus of the population which totalled over 6,000. These islands have been the source of a good deal of annoyance to Britain in …

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1904 : Officially Says it Will Not Sell St. Pierre and Miquelon to Any Country

7 avril 1904 – Toronto Star
FRANCE DENIES THE STORY

Officially Says it Will Not Sell St. Pierre and Miquelon to Any Country
Paris, April 7. – Owing to the reports that France contemplates the disposal of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, the Foreign Office desires the Associated Press to authoritatively state that the disposal of the islands is not contemplated to any country whatever.…

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1903 : American Senator Did Not Propose the Buying of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

12 décembre 1903
LODGE HAS LEFT NOTHING TO FEAR
American Senator Did Not Propose the Buying of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Ottawa, Dec. 12 – A statement recently appeared attributed to Senator H. C. Lodge of the United States Senate advocating the acquisition by the United States of the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, which are situated almost in British waters, and not far distant from Newfoundland.
Senator Lodge has written : « I have seen an alleged statement of mine as to the annexation of St.-Pierre and Miquelon. I never made any such statements whatever as to …

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1903 : Miquelon Island Scare

5 décembre 1903 : Toronto Star
MIQUELON ISLAND SCARE

Paris, Dec. 5. – An authoritative denial is given to the report that negotiations were in progress for the sale of the colony of St. Pierre and Miquelon, off the south coast of Newfoundland by France to the United States…

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1925 : St. Pierre and Miquelon Stagger Under Booze Load

St. Pierre and Miquelon Stagger Under Booze Load
October 1st, 1925, Lethbridge Herald

GLASGOW, Oct. l. St. Pierre and Miquelon, the little French islands off the Newfoundland coast, are whiskey-logged, according to reports hero. Four hundred thousand gallons of liquor, chiefly Scotch whiskey, are said to have been landed there, by rum-runners who could not dodge the coastguard and put it ashore in the United States. The liquor is valued at $3,750,000.…

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1935 : Two Islands Remnant of French Colonial Empire

Two Islands Remnant of French Colonial Empire
13 September 1935, Deming New Mexico

The French colony of St Pierre and Miquelon consist  of two islands lying ten miles off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Together they are an area of less thatn 100 square miles and are the sole remnants of the great French colonial empire in North American, notes a correspondent in the Chicago Tribune.
At the beginning of the Eighteenth century France was in control of North America except for the English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard, and the Spanish settlements in Florida and in the region reaching …

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