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The Newfoundland Difficulty.

PROBABLEjPURCk^SEiOI' WM

FRENCH RIGHTS.

[PErt PRESS ASSOCIATION J

St. John s, May 30 to June 1.

The. French marines ordered the Newfoundland fishermen to remove their, tackle from the' disputed district within twelve hours. The men obeyed under protest. The British lobster factories have been closed. The American fishermen are allowed to obtain bait. -It is thought probable that Canada's suggestion to settle the quarrel 'by purchasing the. French rights will be adopted.

French officers in uniform landed at St. George's Bay, and forbade the local fishermen from following their calling.

Sixteen hundred troops from Halifax, Nova, Scotia,. have, been ordered to proceed hither.

London,' June ~V.'r,\ '^ It is hoped that H.M.S. Emerald, on the North American station, will restrain the action of the Frenchmen in forbidding the fishermen td fish in St. George's Bay.

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The Newfoundland Difficulty., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890

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The Newfoundland Difficulty. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890

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