Newspaper Information & Articles
Jan 19, 1906
The big feature last week was the dance at Mr. M. Pluards, Friday evening. There were eighty present and a right jolly time was spent. Mr. M. Pluard and John Simpson took turns on the violin and everything went. Mr. Simpson and his two sisters sang songs during the evening that were much appreciated. Mr. Pluard passed around lemonade after each dance and refreshments were served about 12 o’clock. The girls all enjoyed themselves immensely and great fun with Roy. Tom Fairbarn brought a large sleigh load of folks from Bobcaygeon. The dance broke up about daylight and all were pleased with the kind hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Pluard.
Kitchen-On the 5th in Verulam, the wife of Alex Kitchen of a daughter
Adams- On the 8th in Bobcaygeon the wife of Henry Adams of a daughter
Steele- On the 12th, in Bobcaygeon, the wife of Thomas Steele of a daughter
Gordon- On the 17th in Harvey, Thos. Gordon aged 78
Harris- On the 17th in Bobcaygeon Frederick James Harris, aged 10 months son of Hollis Harris.
Nov 8 1907
The new damn is making progress though the weather is not the best.
Boats are still running and some are of opinion that navigation will be open late.
This is getting to be a great town and has arrived at the distinction of having a real robbery. About eight o’clock on Monday evening a well dressed stranger entered Mr. Purser’s store and asked for a plug of tobacco. In making change, he no doubt noticed the amount of money in the till. He went to the door and Miss Purser and Miss. Higgins went into the house adjoining. The man immediately returned and opened the till and as he grabbed the money, about $25.00 Miss Higgins entered and seized him by the arm. He drew a revolver and retired to the door where Miss. Purser entered and tried to hold him but the revolver restrained her and
the robber escaped. The young ladies displayed remarkable bravery under the circumstances. The man may yet be captured.
Jun 16th 1911
The Sunday storm was nothing very serious down our way.
Alex St. Thomas came home on Saturday bringing his daughter Stella from the Lindsay hospital where she had been for the last 6 weeks having gone through an operation for appendicitis and abscess. She speaks in the highest terms of the hospital and the kindness of the superintendent Miss Miller and the nurses. We hope she will soon be quite strong again.
Mr. H.T Graham is visiting relatives in town and vicinity.
Mrs. White, Mrs. Byrne and Mrs. A. Morrison attended the Women’s Institute Convention at Lindsay last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore of Stanhope Township visited Mr. Alex Moore last weekend.
About fifteen redcoats went to military camp at Kingston on Monday under command of Sergeant A. Morrison
A special meeting of the Women’s Institute was held on June 6th when two delegates Mrs. Lett, Cobourg and Mrs. Farley, Smithfield, addressed the meeting. The addresses were very interesting and helpful. Mrs. Letts address was “Women’s influence in the community”. Mrs. Farley’s “Training children”. The regular meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20th and a large attendance is expected.