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1880

From AM Benson
Aug 3, 1880, New Passenger Boat,
Last week the contract was signed for a new passenger boat, to be owned by a Perth company and run between Kingston and Montreal, via the Rideau Canal and Ottawa. Work will be begun upon the boat by Mr R Davis, at his shipyard, Wolfe Island, on Monday next, and it is intended to have her completed by the opening of navigation in May next. The boat is to be 196 feet long, and 23 feet beam, saloon cabin, to accommodate a large number of passengers and much freight. All the work upon the steamer wil be done here. She will cost $10,000.

From AM Benson
Aug 3, 1880, Sailor Drowned

The schr. James Norris, with staves for Garden Island, arrived yesterday and reported the loss of a sailor named Andrew Johnson when about six miles from Port Dalhousie, Johnson was working on the deck, and the boom struck him and carried him overboard. Floats were thrown out to him but he failed to reach them. Before the yawl could be lowered he sank. The captain says the last seen of him was his hands, which he raised above his head as if in supplication. He was single and a Dane.?

From AM Benson
August 2, 1880
Thousand Islands
The old Light house Keeper - an interview with Dick Johnston - old Rebellion Incidents

On the extreme lower end of Wolfe Island, at the head of a little bay, stands a stumpy, old - fashioned light-house, and here we anchored our craft and cooked our mid-day meal. Walking through a neatly-trimmed garden we found the front door of a cosy cottage hospitably open. We knocked but no response. We again knocked, when two eager eyes, fitted in the head of a dog, protruded through an adjoining door. The captain anxiously dropped a remark to the effect that we ought to take advantage of the wind and clear for pastures new. "Courage, Captain,"said I, "he won't --" "Who's there l'in a husky tone, came floating down the stairway. How far is it to Clayton' "oh gentlemen, it is you I've got the rheumatism so bad I can hardly walk," and there appeared an old man, leaning heavily on two crutches and limping painfully. The old gentleman for forty years has trimmed the lamps of this and other light-houses. On the wall hung an antiquated portrait of his present lord and master John A., whom he revers with all the fidelity of a civil service employee. Unfurling our sail we fast glided away from the shores of Port Metcalf, followed by the old light-house keeper's blessing on the Union Jack we carried and on ourselves. Five miles further and Clayton is reached - a thriving little American 'city' of 500 inhabitants. Here I found Dick Johnston, as he is familiarly called, and approaching him with pencil drawn and note-book open proceeded to interview him.

Thanks to Eillen Truesdell
Page 2 Col Gananoque Reporter Jan 10, 1880

Howe Island Municipal Elections
Howe Island
Mr. Cox & Mr. Quinn who ran for Reeve ship, polled an equal number of votes, but Mr. Cox was elected, the Returning Officer giving him the old member, the casting vote.

Thanks to Eillen Truesdell
Page 2 Col 2 Gananoque Reporter, Jul 3, 1880

Howe Island
A man named Maximlian Root, living on Howe Island, forged the name of Robert. Gillespie, also of Howe Island, to an order and obtained goods thereon from Messrs. W. Brough & Son, on Thursday. A warrant has been issued for Root.

1881

Jan 29, 1881
A telegraph office has been established at Horne’s Hotel, Wolfe Island, opposite Cape Vincent


1882

Submitted by Theresa Broeders & Wilf Garrah
Transcribed by Jerry Vaughn
Kingston Daily News
Feb. 15, 1882
WOLFE ISLAND COUNCIL
The Ferry Question – A Good Deal of Business Done

The Council met on the 6th of Feb., 1882. Members all present.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.
Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. McLaren, that the Council take no action in the matter of Mrs. Thos. Grimshaw’s application to have the line between the 4th and 5th concessions opened from Daniel Cook’s to the south shore. Carried.
Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. Laughlin, that the Treasurer be required to give two bondsmen of ten thousand dollars as security for fulfillment of the Treasurer’s office, and that the Clerk notify the Treasurer that he is required to propose the parties to the Council for their approval on Monday next at one o’clock p.m.
Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. ????sty? , that the following persons be granted charity: J. Fountain, $1; Mrs. V. Doyle, $3; J. Ranshaw, $3; Mrs. Bryant, $3; F. Busch, $3; J. Samons, $3; G. Harvey, $2; J. Sudds, $2; and order given for the same. Carried.
On the petition of Peter Kirk (?) to have a road opened from the line between the sixth and seventh concessions to the water’s edge at Bar Point along the side line between lots ten and eleven, it was Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. Laughlin, that said petition be laid over until the next regular meeting, and that the Reeve be instructed to take legal advice and report to this Council at the next regular meeting. Carried.
Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. McLaren, that the application of William Henderson, sr., and William Henderson, jr., to be relieved from O.S.S. No. 4, and attached to O.S.S. No. 6 for Common School purposes, be laid over until the 6th of March, and that the Clerk give the necessary notice to school trustees concerned. Carried.
On the application of W. M. Horne for 900 feet of two inch lumber (board measure) to repair sidewalk leading from Barrie’s Hill to Mrs. Langins (?), it was moved and carried that the Reeve give said Horne an order on Going & Co., for the same.
Moved and carried that the Collector be instructed to collect all unpaid taxes.
Moved and carried that H. Davis be paid five dollars for bushing a road to Kingston, and an order given for the same.
Applications were read from E. Cuff, Thos. Murphy, John Spoor, James McGlynn and Philip Vaness for Assessorship.
Moved by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Horne, that Edward Cuff be Assessor for the current year.
Moved by Mr. Laughlin that John Spoor be Assessor for the current year. Moved by Mr. McLaren that Jam. McGlynn be Assessor for the current year. Yeas and nays being called for: Yeas – Messrs. Grant and Horne, 2. Nays – Messrs. Laughlin, McLaren and Hogan, 3. The motion was lost. Moved by Mr. McLaren, seconded by Mr. Grant, that Thomas Murphy be Assessor for the current year.
Moved as an amendment by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. Laughlin, that Philip Vanness be Assessor for the current year. Carried by the vote of the Reeve in favour of P. Vanness.
Moved by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Laughlin, that Philip Ryan be collector for the current year. Carried.
On the application of D. Catlansch for 900 feet of lumber to complete the sidewalk from Mr. Mills’ corner to schoolhouse No. 4, it was moved by Mr. Laughlin, seconded by Mr. McLaran, that said application be granted and an order on Going & Co. be given for the same. Carried.
On the auditors laying their report before the Council, it was moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. Mclaren, that said report be laid over until next meeting. Carried
Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. McLaren, that a special meeting be held on Monday, next at one o’clock p.m., for the purpose of meeting Folger Brothers and discussing the ferry question, and in the event of not coming to an arrangement with said parties, the Council will proceed at once to advertise for tenders for ferry. Carried
Moved by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Horne, that this Council adjourn until Monday next at one o’clock p.m. Carried
H. O. Hitchcock
Township Clerk
{Transcriber’s Note: The clipping was extremely difficult to read and there may be quite a few errors in this.}

Thanks to Eillen Truesdell
Gananoque Reporter
Aug 12, 1882 Howe Island

On Tuesday night about nine o’clock, the barns and sheds of Lewis Robinson, Howe Island, were struck by lightening and destroyed. The lightening also struck the gable ends of the barn and almost immediately it was seen in flames. Mr. Robinson saved many things in the building, but his hay and barley were consumed. The buildings were insured in the Watertown Mutual for $400.00 and the contents for $600. The total loss is about $1200., that on the building being $800.

1883

Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Dean Snider
Kingston Whig Standard
Sept 12, 1883 page 3.
THE D.D. CALVIN
Launch at Garden Island of the New Steam Barge—Honoring the Head of the Firm

Calvin & Son’s new steamer “D.D. Calvin” was successfully launched yesterday afternoon. The vessel glided gracefully into the water and looks very well indeed. She was towed around the harbor by the steamer “Chieftain” for inspection by the citizens and returned to Garden Island about 5PM. She was build by the ?? ??, Henry Rosey, who has ?? ??yards of 80 years in the same employment. Seeing him dodging in and out from under the vessel, inspecting everything before giving the final command,, “Let her go, boys,” one would think he was good for thirty years more.
The steamer is named after the ex-M.P.P., D.D. Calvin, Esq., the senior member of the firm; although he has bails? and owned scores of vessels this is the first one that bears his name. If she succeeds in business as well as the “governor.” (as he is familiarly dubbed by his employees) she will do.
The vessel is 180 feet long, 82 feet beam, 15 feet hold. She is very strongly build the of the best quality of white oak and thoroughly salted throughout, and is to be commanded by Captain A.H. Malone (the Commodore of Calvin & Son’s fleet) who has a one-fourth interest in her. She will probably be used in the pine timber trade between Lake Superior and this port, and besides carrying a cargo herself, will tow three or four schooners. Her engines were designed by J.F. Pankhorst, and were built by the Globe Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio. They are of the fore and aft type of compound, with 27 inch high pressure cylinder, and 50 inch low-pressure cylinder, with a stroke of 56 inches. The cylinders are of the best charcoal iron with the exhaust pipe from the high-pressure cylinder connected direct to the steam-chest of the low-pressure cylinder. This pipe is on the back of the engines and out of the way. The cranks are set diametrically opposite, thus avoiding the necessity of a receiver. The engines are reversed by steam with an auxiliary engine of peculiar construction, and so positive in its motion and so powerful, that the engine can be stopped and reversed instantly under full steam. The crank shaft is built up with forged cranks and steel pins, fitted so that it can be easily taken apart in case of a broken pin. Both cylinders are fitted with cut-off valves, working on the backs of the main valves, and are adjusted to any point of cut-off by a sword arm.
The boiler is of Siemens-Martin steel plates and calculated to resist a pressure of 168? pounds to the square inch. It will be fitted with the Aetna Patent shaking grate. Both boiler and engine were built by the Globe Works, Cleveland, under the superintendance of Mr. John Haslett?, of this city, who will be engineer of the new steamer. Mr. Haslett says it was amusing to hear the remarks made by some of the Americans on the extra strength of the boiler. “Say,” said one fellow, “did you see that boiler and engine made by the Globe Works for that Canady feller, gee Whittaker, ain’t she a buster.”
The steamer will probably leave here tomorrow evening for Cleveland in tow of steamer Chieftain, to receive her machinery.


Thanks to Eillen Truesdell
Page 3, Col 5, Gananoque Reporter, June 16, 1883 Howe Island

Last Saturday there was a plowing match on Sir John’s Island, in which, Mr. J. Coxe, ex-Reeve, took part. At the close of the match, Mr. Coxe was on his way home, with his team drawing the plow: some parties going the same way, with teams began to race, and in passing him, frightened his horses, so they ran away. Mr. Coxe was thrown down and the plow caught him about the head, dragging him some distance, through the mud and gravel, pealing the scalp nearly all off his head. He was put aboard the Princess Louise on her way down, and brought to Gananoque, where Dr. Giles washed out the wound and sewed it up; the steamer then took him back to the Island. Dr. Giles went up to see him on Sunday and found him conscious and pretty comfortable; but the nature of the wound made the case a serious one, and uncertain as to the results. On Monday, Mr. Coxe was taken for treatment to Hotel Dieu, Kingston.

1884

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 3, 1884
Entrance Examinations - have listed the Wolfe Island names. List of the Successful ones - A good Exhibit for our Schools Today we are enabled to present a list of the successful candidates in the recent entrance examinations. The showing is exceedingly creditable, especially to our public schools:
Mary Going, 386 Wolfe Island School
Helen Cook 290, Wolfe Island Public School.

Daily British Whig, Friday, November 14, 1884
Look-up courtesy Deanna MacDonald, Kingston Public Library
Submitted by Chris Morrell
FOUR MEN ARE LOST
Swamped in a Bat While Crossing the River – Narrative of the Unfortunate Event
Thomas D. Horn [sic], Henry Watts and James Hamilton of Wolfe Island and Robert Rattray of Kingston who were drowned between Cape Vincent and Horn’s Hotel, Wolfe Island on Wednesday night, left the village about 11 p.m. in a row boat for their home. The wind was blowing heavily from the south west; when they started. They were preceded by William Horn [sic] and Andrew Stevenson both of whom reside on the island. The night was very dark and when about half way across Will Horne called to his father in the second boat and asked:
“Do you want any help?”
“No, go right along. We’re all right,” replied the parent.
Shortly afterwards a heavy squall lasting perhaps one minute struck the boats and after it had passed Young Horn called again to his father. This time he received no reply. Thinking the other boat had drifted farther down the river he pulled for home and was not alarmed as the night was too dark to see any distance. However, search was begun early on Thursday morning. At that time it was thought the men had been driven down the river and had landed either on Carleton Island or in the vicinity of Big Bay.
All hope dissipated when on e oar was found about noon a mile below Cape Vincent and at 5 o’clock the boat was found on Carleton Island by Philip Vanness. This proved beyond doubts that the four men had been drowned. The boat having a heavy load was no doubt swamped during the squall and if the men made any noise, which very likely they did, those in the first boat being to the windward, could not hear them. The sad affair is the chief topic of conversation and casts a deep gloom over the community.
Search for bodies – Today twelve boats were engaged in searching for the bodies. A general alarm was to be spread this afternoon and every man who possessed a boat was to be asked to turn out and assist in the grappling. [See entry in Perley Kiell’s diary for Nov 14, 1884].
Thomas Horn [sic], proprietor of the Horn Hotel, was one of the most skillful boatmen on Wolfe Island, and the general feeling was that to be with him upon the water ameant safety. “I never saw a storm yet , and a gentleman, “that I would be afraid to face with Horne if he got the boat from the shore.” Mr. Horn [sic] has piloted hundreds of persons across the river.
Henry Watts was the son of Joseph Watts an influential farmer. He was young and highly esteemed.
James Hamilton, a farm hand from his youth up was a resident of the island.
Robert Rattray was the son of Mrs. Brown , who keeps the market dining hall. On Wednesday afternoon the four young men were in Kingston. The friends of the four young men are in great distress over the unhappy occurance. Horn was the only one of the party who was married and had family cares.


Daily British Whig, Saturday, November 15, 1884
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST
Efforts Made to Rescue the Bodies of the Wolfe Islanders – Everybody Active

A large number of Wolfe Island fishing smacks rode to sea that rolled in the Maerican Channel yesterday and grappled for the bodies of those who were drowned Thursday morning. Their efforts were unsuccessful, and to-day the search was continued. If the bodies are not soon recovered the Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent people will turn out en masse and help in the work.
This morning report had it the Thos. Horn [sic] was in the bow of the boat, that it went “head to wind,” and that while crossing the channel Mr. Horn lost his oar. The craft, in that case, turned into the treogh of the sea and capsized. The boat was found right side up, but full of water, on Carleton Island.
A third boat left Cape Vincent on Wednesday night. In it were Grant Grimshaw and R. Walker. They were nearest the boat which carried the Horn party and during the gale, heard Hamilton and Horn cry out;
“We’re swamped!”
“Heave her to!”
Grimshaw and Walker pulled towards the disabled boat but in the gale made little headway, and presently the distressed party were silenced.


1887

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 14, 1887 Drowned at Oak Point

The skiff partially drawn out on the shore, with the dead body of a man close at hand, was what farmers near Oak Point; Wolfe Island, discovered yesterday. The unfortunate person had evidently stumbled, after having pulled the boat up, and fell with his face just immersed in the water. He could not rise, being stunned or stupid. He drew his hands to his face, and lying in that position was drowned.
The victim proved to be William Bates, aged about thirty-five years, and son in law of Ebin Joslin, farmer, living in the vicinity. Bates was a sailor, and was making his way home after having concluded his season's labors. It is supposed that on Sunday he secured a skiff in Kingston and started down the river. He reached Oak Point and there sought means of reaching home, some five or six miles away. The farmers applied to could not accommodate him, so he resumed the journey in the boat. About a mile below Oak Point he hauled the boat out and was drowned in the manner described. His wife and little ones are left in deep sorrow. Relatives of Bates ere in the city today making enquiries as to the time he arrived and left the city.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 21, 1887

Wolfe Island Jan 18 - We are still snow bound and imprisoned, as the ice is no better. The municipal council met yesterday. A petition to open a road through the big swamp was laid over for consideration by Peter Keil. J Donnelly, of the 5th concession, who has advertised his stock and implements for sale on the 25th ins.t is going west. The concert to be held by the Kinston amusement club last Friday evening has been postponed indefinitely. Another of our citizens has gone to his long rest. John Fitzgerald died on the 18th inst., after having bee sick only a week. Jno White is dangerously ill. The opening of the new church is fixed for the 23rd Inst. Sermons by Revs Gibson, Chambers and Mavety. Dedication services on Sunday, 30th inst., preaching by Rev Mr Whiting, Kingston.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 14, 1887

- Wolfe Island - Jan 11 - Our little village of Marysville is in a perfect state of repose just now on account of the heavy snow storms, and in comparative confinement because of the dangerous condition of the ice, it being unsafe for travel to Kingston. Our new Methodist church is very near completion and will be a credit to our village,. It is built in the latest style with inclined floor and seats with iron ends. The seats are to be cushioned. Those who have it in hand have just completed the purchase of an organ, from Mr Jas. Purdy of your city, costing $185. This also will be a credit as it is among the best of church organs manufactured by the Dominion Organ Co., Bowmanville. The trustees intend having the church opened on the 23rd inst., followed during the week by a lecture or tea meeting or something of that sort. Now is the season for concerts and such like. The "Kingston amusement club" give a musical entertainment in McLaren's hall on Friday evening of this week. Towards the latter end of the month the Somerville Bros. and Jones purpose placing on the boards a very superior entertainment followed by a hop. It has been reported that this entertainment is to be a church affair and a hop speaks bad for it. But from personal knowledge I know that it is not, but is gotten up by the Sommerville Bros. themselves, and they are privileged to do with the proceeds as they choose. The members of the Presbyterian church expect to have their annual tea meeting about the 1st of February next. Mr O G Grant who was hurt by being struck with a bale of hay, is improving slowly and is able to leave his bed. The Rathbun Co is buying wheat and oats for its own use in Deseronto and is giving a cent more on the bushel than other buyers. Mrs Trickey who has been very low with that terrible disease, consumption, is no better. The had lively times at the meeting of the Vault Co last Monday. More anon.

1888

From AM Benson
Transcribed by Dean Snider
Kingston Whig Standard
1888 Jan 6
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The List Has Been Submitted to the Department by Mr. Kidd.
The following is a list of the names of the candidates who passed the recent examination for entrance to the collegiate institute. A few others obtained the required number of marks, but failed by a few marks in one or two subjects; they have been recommended:
Madeline Cartwright, Miss St. Remy's school, 463 marks; Alice Foley, 456; John C. Innes, 440; Lottie Neal, 440; Charles Johns, 431; James Newton, 422; George Graves, 419; Hugh Walkem, 418; Victoria Offord, 414; Nellie Lumb, 411; Mary Mitchell, 410; Frederick Henderson, 404; Delbert Burtch, 403; Ethel McDowall, 402; John Dunn, Christian Brothers' school, 402; R. Cardwell, 401; H. Jackson, 400; James Duncan Thompson, 309; Patrick Kinsley, Mr. Ryan's school, 390; Kenneth Richardson, 399; Francis Walsh, Wolfe Island, No. 7, 398; Edward Thurston, 308; Clara Cruse, 394; Herbert Allen, 380; Robert Sutherland, 374; James J. Shortell, Pittsburg No 12, 373; Alice Phillips, 371; Edward Connolly, 370, Cataraqui; Thomas O'Brien, Christian Brothers' school, 369; Norval Robinson, 369; Harry Waldron, 367; William Kirkpatrick, 306.
All the candidates attended the public schools except those above specified.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Dean Snider
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 5, 1888 page 5
THE COUNTY COUNCIL
The Names of the Members- A Very Big Change of Faces
The following constitute the members of the county council for 1888. There are a great many changes, the majority of the members being new ones:
Barrie --W. Dempsey.
Bedford --
Clandon and Miller -- J.T. Howell.
Garden Island -- H.A. Calvin
Howe Island -- John Coxe
Hinchinbrooke -- J.E. Campbell
Kennebec -- William Pringle
Kingston-- Dr. Brown, A. Rankin, George Smith
Loughboro-- Joseph Woodruff, Jabez Stonness.
Oso -- S. Bourk
Olden -- Joshua Cox
Pittsburg -- W. Hutton, W. Dell
Portsmouth -- A. Cameron
Portland -- J. Donnelly, Hugh Smith
Palmerston -- Robert Wood
Storrington -- Joseph Toland, Isaac Holder
Wolfe Island -- Daniel Staley


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Dean Snider
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 20 1888 pg 6
Stella
Jan 9—The election went off very quietly compared with former years, when intoxicating liquors were freely got and men frequently had to be led to the poll to vote. It is happy that year after year that evil is dying out.
Rev G.S.White is holding special meetings this week. The Methodist church is beautifully decorated this season, creditably to those that did it.
The young people, superintendent and teacher of the Methodist Sabbath school had a very interesting party in the town hall a few days ago; refreshments , tea, coffee, candies, and apples were in abundance, attended with innocent games; the children enjoyed themselves immensely.--W. McCormack has gone to visit friends in Oshawa.-- William Chown has purchased the house and lot adjoining his on Main Street from Mrs. McClement, of Oswego Falls.--Alexander Glenn sports a fine cutter.--David Caughey has purchased a Standard range.--The ice bridge is strong enough for teams and sleighing is fine.--Miss Jenn Scott has returned from Amsterdam, N.Y.--Parties are the order of the day.--An Oyster supper and a great time is expected soon.

WOLFE ISLAND
Jan 9—Mr. Staley secured the reeveship for 1888 by a majority of nine votes. But for the demise of Mr. Horne’s father a short time before the election, which sad event somewhat interfered with his canvass, the result might have been different. The grits are in the majority in the new council and there are rumours of changes.—The scheme to form a tobogganning club and to erect a slide appears to have fallen through. A meeting was called at an island residence the other evening, but whether the boys did not take kindly to the project, or were afraid of too much “candy,” it was but poorly attended. There was some talk of a concert to raise funds; since there is no lack of talent it ought not to be allowed to drop.—The revival services in the Methodist church, in connection with the mission fund, have been well attended and of a very gratifying nature. Many have professed a change of heart and a desire to serve God.—The Christmas offering to Rev. Father Spratt were the largest since he became parish priest. The Sunday collection for the enlargement of the parish church has been a gratifying success so far.—Never was the ice-bridge formed as quickly and safely as this year; one night’s frost did the act.—Dr Jolliffe says diptheria is disappearing on the island.—The remains of Patrick Murphy and Mrs. O’Brien were placed in the Roman Catholic vault last week. Both had reached an advanced age.—James Wheeler and George Baker will shortly leave for the capital to pursue their studies at the university there.—Joseph J. Baker enters the Dominion business college as a student in telegraphy and shorthand.—A party was held at the residence of Mrs. J. P. Dawson’s Thursday evening. Quite a number were present.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Dean Snider
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 20, 1888 page 20
WOLFE ISLAND
Jan 18.—Several young yeomen contemplate trying their luck in that great lottery, marriage. - We fondly hope there will be a glee club organized in the village without delay, for the lusty efforts of several young amateurs, while going through the village the other night, or rather morning, gave ample evidence of talent. Garden Island was treated to choice selections, en route. –Dr. Spankie drives a colt which promises to develop into a trotter. – Dr. Dawson paid his home and friends a visit on Sunday. –James Baker is now a successful meat merchant. – Fifty couples attended the ball in McLaren’s hall last week. –the parlor social in Mr. Hitchcock’s house in aid of the organ fund for Trinity church was a great success.—F. Taffiton Eccles is attending Mr. Ryan’s school. –The Wolfe Island baseball club have secured gil Davis to catch for ’88. G. Eccles will be released. The first thing the boys intend doing at the opening of the season is to demonstrate to the Inveraryites the great and to them unsolved problem, “how to play baseball. – John Ledford died last week and was placed in the R.C. vault on Saturday, --I.S. Bennett has disposed of several sleighs and is working up a trade. –Mata Roblin has returned from Bath.


1889

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 3, 1889 page 8
There are warm congradulations to Reeve Cox, of Howe Island, on his re-election again by acclamation. He has been a hard working and popular official and deserves the favor of the electors.





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