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1905 Old Home Week - return to table of contents

From The
Perth Courier
June 30, 1905,
Page Thirteen.

These items filled 21/3 columns of Page Thirteen.

LOCAL MATTERS.
GRACIE POINTER SOLD. -- Mr. Brouse Hutton sold Gracie Pointer while out north at the Eganville races last week.
A NEW FLAG. -- The Allan House is flying a new flag, and on it is easily read the name of the proprietor, W.J. Plunkett.
BRIDES AND BRIDES-ELECT. -- The Courier has now on hand several samples of wedding cake boxes. Orders promptly filled. Prices are right. Call and see them.
The Courier will be sent to any address in Canada or the United States from now until the end of the year for 40 cents.
WOOL WANTED. -- We are paying the highest price in cash for any quantity of good clean wool. -- Shaw & McKerracher. Tweeds, yard and blankets in exchange.
FOR THE CONTINENT. -- Miss Miller joined a party of Toronto friends on the afternoon express on Tuesday who sail for England by the Pretorian, to travel on the continent during the summer. The Toronto party includes Mrs. Edwards, Miss Frances Morris and a few others.
PERSONAL. -- Mrs. John H. Jackson, of Westmeath, is visiting at the home of her father, Mr. Thos. James, in Lanark Township. The prime cause for the visit at the present time was to attend the wedding of her sister, Miss Maud James, who was married to Mr. H. Munro, of Darling. Miss James was a teacher in Ramsay, and there as well as in Almonte she was a favorite. -- Gazette.
MORE NAMES. -- The Courier received on Tuesday morning the following names for the list of the Old Boys' Reunion: Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pegg, St. Thomas, N. Dak.; H.L Stewart, Mitchell; William Walsh, Osgoode Street, Ottawa. The latter arrived in Perth in 1851. Other names are: R.L. Richardson, Tribune, Winnipeg; Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Richardson and son W. Harry of 61 Bruce Avenue, Westmount; and J.T. Richardson, 213 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
SHARBOT LAKE VICTIM IDENTIFIED. -- Among the effects found on the body of the young man killed on the C.P.R. tracks near Sharbot Lake on Saturday was his passport. Coroner Mundell, who investigated the case had the document translated by Otto Chedick, Montreal St., Kingston. The young man's name was Nicholas Petryk of Uhyrn, Czortkowich, Galicia, Austrian Poland. He was born in 1896. Dr. Mundell deemed an inquest unnecessary, and ordered the burial of the remains at Sharbot Lake. The young man had evidently fallen off a passing train. [Transcribers note: this "young man" was a nine-year-old boy unless the birth date given is a typographical error.]
CANADA CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. -- The Canada Central Baptist Association, comprising churches situated in the district lying between Kingston and Brockville on the south and Arnprior and Pembroke on the north, met in Arnprior last week. Rev. W.J. Paddy and Rev. Edward Niedman, pastor of the Arnprior Baptist Church, gave addresses of welcome to the delegates, which were responded to by Rev. G.C. Rock, of Perth. Evangelism is the keyword for the meetings. Perth delegates to the meeting were Rev. G.C. Rock, Mr. Jas. Gould, Mrs. James Ewart, Mrs. H. Robertson and Mrs. J.F. Kellock.
Why take the trouble of wrapping and posting the Courier to your friends when we will do it all for one dollar a year delivered to almost any part of the world?
OTTAWA DIOCESE. -- The annual meeting of Synod for the Diocese of Ottawa is being held in Ottawa this week, commencing on Tuesday. St. James' Church is represented by Cannon Muckleston and Hon. Col. Matheson. In addition to the routine business a number of amendments to the canons will be considered. One of these proposes to change the diocesan fiscal year to coincide with the callendar year instead of running to the end of April as at present. Among the notices of motion is one to authorize and direct the compilation and publication of a hymnal for general use, also a memorial to General Synod praying that any additions to the existing book of common prayer for use in Canada be issued, bound in the standard books.
JULY 4TH EXCURSION. -- The annual excursion of the citizens of Carleton Place will be run to Ogdensburg, N.Y., on July 4th. The Ogdensburg committee have arranged a most attractive and expensive programme, including horse races and a baseball match and several grand special features. These include three equestriennes, skilful and daring and graceful and accomplished, the champion High school horse Sir Cupid, the renowned High school horse Wonderful Brilliant, and a great pacing event, horses driven by ladies. Special railway arrangements have been made to accommodate Perth people who desire to take in this treat.
NEW SECRETARY FOR CANADA. -- By invitaion of the committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Rev. R.E. Welsh, M.A., Presbyterian minister at Hove, Brighton, has been appointed the society's chief secretary for the Dominion of Canada. Mr. Welsh, who is already widely known, is especially fitted by his missionary experience and his literary and platform gifts for the responsible work of organizing the newly confederated auxiliaries of the Bible Society in Canada. Among other aims, it is intended to devote special attention to the providing of Scriptures for the immigrants of many nationalities who are daily pouring into this country.
LEARNED THEIR TRADE TOGETHER. -- Jailer John Lee received a pleasant call on Tuesday from two friends he had not seen for years. One was a Mr. Rowatt, of Brooklyn, and the other was Mr. Jas. Wilson, New York City. Our worthy jailer remembered the former and recognized him at once, and could remember the face of the latter but not his name. Messrs. Wilson and Lee served their apprenticeship as coopers forty years ago in Thornton's shop next to Dittrick's foundry, and it is now thirty-nine years ago since they last met each other. "Old Times" was the topic, and their apprentice days came back to each in a rush of pleasant memories. Mr. Wilson is a wealthy insurance agent. He is here with his brother. Their father was a weaver and lived in a brick house on the site of the Merchants Bank. The building was torn down to give the banking house its place. They left here boys and are now men well up in years.
BROKE HIS NECK. -- The people of Ormond, a village in Osgoode Township, are watching intensely the progress of one of the most interesting surgical operations in the history of that county and one that is not very frequently met with in medical science. The other day Alexander McGregor was driving along the road, when his horses shied at a bolt of fence wire and he was thrown from the rig with great force, dislocating his neck. As is usual paralysis of the body set in immediately. Dr. Wallace and Dr. Coulter, of Metcalfe, and Dr. McLaughlin, of Winchester, were summoned and decided to make a fight for the unfortunate man's life. Mr. McGregor was placed under anesthetics and the doctors reduced the fracture of the neck. The patient came out of the anesthetics apparently improved, and the second day after the accident the report from the sick man gave every reason for hope. The doctors, while hoping for the best results, are none too confident, as such cases are always very critical.
WOOL WANTED. -- T.A. Code.
MISSION OF MABERLY AND BATHURST. -- Services on Sunday next as follows, Maberly, 10:30 a.m., Rokeby 2:30 p.m., Bathurst, 7 p.m.
AN OLD SUNDAY SCHOOL. -- The article entitled as above, and appearing on page 11, is taken from a late issue of the Canadian Baptist.
MOVING TO PERTH. -- Mr. J.S. McDowell, of Westport, intends moving to Perth shortly, and will engage in the boot and shoe business.
R.M.C. ENTRANCE EXAMS. -- In the list of successful entrance students to the R.M.C., Kingston, the name of B. Inderwick, Perth, appears with a total of 2,084 marks.
R.M.C. GRADUATE. -- Twenty-seven cadets graduated from R.M.C., Kingston, this year, and the number is one of the largest in the history of the institution. Cadet R.S. Smith, Perth, is well up in the list.
DROPPED A PURSE. -- While crossing the bridge on Gore Street on Tuesday a lady was unfortunate enough to drop her purse into the river. It was located near the stone abutments and rescued by a small boy.
OATS WANTED. -- We are prepared to buy any quantity of good, clean, white oats for which we will pay the highest price the markets warrant. We are always ready to buy whether we advertise it or not. -- Arthur Meighen & Bros.
BOUGHT IN THE WEST. -- Mr. Jas. R. Sheridan, of Fenlon Falls, was in Lanark and vicinity recently bidding farewell to his many friends, prior to departure for Manitoba. Mr. Sheridan has purchased an improved farm near Margaret.
ANCIENT POLITICAL HISTORY. -- In this article on page 5, Col. Donald Fraser, of the 74th regiment, grandfather of Mr. Donald Fraser, of Victoria, B.C., had a medal with three clasps on it: Vittoria, Badajoz and Busaco.
OFFERINGS VERY LARGE. -- High-water mark was reached on Friday last on the local cheese board in the matter of offerings, when 2,500 were brought in. All cheese were sold, at the ruling price 9 3/8c.
FOR THE OLD BOYS. -- The Citizens' Band are practising steadily and faithfully and adding new music to their selections. Bandmaster Jacobs has arranged a counter melody on "Home, Sweet Home," especially for the Old Boys' reception.
DIVISION COURT APPOINTMENTS. -- Mr. Patrick J. Herrington, of Killaloe, has been appointed clerk of the eighth division court of Renfrew County, and Hugh McMullen, Eganville, has been appointed bailiff of the sixth division court of the same county.
N.E. Dodds can supply you with any quantity of strawberries, first-class quality, at lowest market prices.
SOLD FARM. -- Mr. R.J. Couch has sold his farm in North Elmsley to Mr. Hugh Campbell, his neighbor. It is one of the trimmest and best kept farms in the township and was sold for $4,500. Mr. Couch will move to Ottawa where he will join his brother-in-law in a forwarding business.
WON A DIPLOMA. -- The commencement exercises of the Ladies College at Whitby were held last Tuesday and diplomas granted in several subjects. Miss Winnie Moore, daughter of Mr. W.A. Moore, was successful in winning one in the commercial class.
SUMMER EXAMS. -- Pupils in the Separate, Public and rural schools are writing on the summer exams this week. Entrance examinations took place on Wednesday and Thursday and then all the students of the three schools named are free for the summer. Departmental exams commence shortly for the Collegiate students.
ST. JAMES' CHURCH. -- On Sunday there will be morning service at 11 a.m. with Holy Communion and a sermon by Rev. Robert Orr, an "Old Boy." The processional hymns will be "Rejoice, the Lord is King" and "Stand up for Jesus." The Psalms will be chanted at evensong, and during the offertory will be sung the "Pilgrims' Chorus," music by Verdi.
N.E. Dodds can supply you with any quantity of strawberries, first-class quality, at lowest market prices.
STORES CLOSED ON SATURDAY. -- With the exception of two or three, all the merchants in town have had cards placed in their store windows announcing that their places of business would be closed on Saturday, July 1st, the day of the mammoth demonstration in Perth. In all probability the two or three exceptions will also agree to close.
FROM DISTANT KURDISTAN. -- Among Mayor Foy's visitors last Thursday were two Christian Kurds from Turkish Kurdistan, who are on a tour of Britain, Canada and the States. They are of the Anglican faith. They have letters of introduction from the Mayors of Grimsby, Lincoln and Nottingham, England. They plead the cause of the Christians of Kurdistan and are collecting money for the erection of a school and church.
The Courier will be sent to any address in Canada or the United States from now until the end of the year for 40 cents.
ANNUAL PICNIC. -- The annual picnic of the scholars of Knox Church Sunday school was held at Otty Lake on Saturday afternoon. The picnickers were taken out in large wagons and enjoyed the novelty of the ride. The holiday was spent in various amusing ways and the delights of the baskets appeased their appetites, that had been sharpened by the lake breezes and the afternoon exercises. It was a jolly crowd that came home singing Saturday evening.
The Courier and Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal -- to new subscribers -- from now until January 1st, 1906, only 60 cents. Subscribe now. The Family Herald and Weekly Star may be had for 25c from now until the New Year.
A FATAL PICNIC. -- William Burns, aged 15 years, while attending a Sunday school picnic at Beaverly[sic] Lake, near Delta, on June 20th, lost his life through drowning. The body was recovered and taken to Brockville for burial. Young Burns had been a resident of this country scarcely two months, coming here from Scotland in May in the last party of boys brought over to Fairknowe Orphans' Home. He secured a home with Charles Baker, of Crosby.
The annual garden party under the auspices of St. Stephen's Church, Bathurst, will be held on Thursday evening, July 6, at the residence of Mr. Robt. Marks, 5th line. The Marks Bros. will assist in the evening's entertainment. Admission, including tea, 25c.
RELIGIOUS CEREMONY. -- At the beautiful chapel, House of Providence, Kingston, last Friday morning, a unique privilege was extended to a large number of friends and relatives of five young candidates for religious profession and investiture of the holy habit. The ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Kingston. The perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and service of the poor and sick, according to the constitution of the institute, were taken by Sister M. Isabel, E.A. McNamee, Micaville. Several members of her family were present at the ceremony.
CATTLE AT LARGE. -- During the past week several gardens in the west ward have been broken into and trampled by cattle. Owners of cattle should make sure that their cattle are in a safe pasture.
An ice cream and strawberry festival will be held on the lawn of Asbury Methodist Church, Tuesday, July 4th, commencing at 7:30. Admission 10c.
SMALLPOX AT CAMP. -- One of the volunteers at the annual encampment at Rockcliff range at Ottawa has been found to have diphtheria. Two more have symptoms of smallpox. Immediate steps were taken, however, the patients being at once removed to the contagious hospital at Porter's Island and Regan's Hill. Only one case of diphtheria has been discovered and it is thought no additional cases of smallpox are probable.
WAMPOLE'S TO WORK. -- A big deal in real estate was put through last week, whereby H.K. Wampole & Co., of Philadelphia, recently bonused by Perth, purchased Andrew McArthur's coal shed property on Herriott Street, the Murphy property adjoining on Sherbrooke Street, and the drill shed lot on Herriott. Workmen are now busy clearing it up, and by tonight (Thursday) it is expected the excavations for the foundation walls will be completed. Work will be rushed at once.
RECOGNITION OF BRAVERY. -- A pleasing recognition of bravery was made in the Council chamber on Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a number of prominent citizens by Mayor Foy, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Humane Association. The interested and honored party was Mrs. George McVeety, of the Ferry, and the recognition was made for the bravery she displayed in rescuing her husband and his cousin from a watery grave in the Rideau last November. Readers of the Courier will recall the facts of the case. Mr. Wm. Meighen addressed the Mayor and reviewed the accident, praising very highly the pluck and courage and heroism displayed by Mrs. McVeety. Mayor Foy, in making the presentation of the award of merit, said it was a duty as pleasing in its object as rare in its occurrence. The recognition of valor is not made for aggrandizement, it is done for inspiration to others. The award of merit is printed on a regular lithographed form of the Royal Canadian Humane Association, of which his Excellency the Governor General of Canada is a patron. "The committee on awards has unanimously resolved that Mrs. George McVeety is justly entitled to this honorary testimonial of the association, awarded for promptitude and courage in saving George and Archibald McVeety from drowning on Rideau Lake, Nov. 26, 1904. Adam Brown, president; C.A.P. Lewis, secretary, and H.E. McLaren, treasurer. Dated at Hamilton this 9th of Feb., 1905." Mr. Meighen made an acknowledgement on behalf of Mrs. McVeety.
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