About Evening News
Only two issues of the Evening News survive in P.E.I, collections. The first, issued on January 29, 1874, featured foreign and local news shorts, fiction, poetry, letters regarding the Land Question and advertisements. It was published by J.F. Brennan & Co., which also published the Islander. The second surviving issue, dated Mar. 6, 1884, was the first issue of a new series. Whether or not the Evening News had been publishing continuously between 1874 and 1884 is unknown, but it seems unlikely, given the prospectus to the new series. It stated that the Evening News was beginning as a replacement for the Patriot, which was not being published at that time because a fire had destroyed its presses. This second issue of the Evening News advocated Liberalism and printed news and advertisements.