- Bruton's oysters are delicious. Try them
- Fresh strawberries received daily at L. Vanblaricom's by express.
- Two good second-hand bicycles at a bargain at Boyle & Son's.
- His Honor Judge Wilkison held Division Court at Kingston on Tuesday.
- Bruton's ice delivery wagon started on its rounds on Wednesday morning.
- A few fifteen jewelled Elgin watches in silver cases at a bargain at ARNOTT'S.
- Mr. H. R. Atkins' residence, west Dundas street, is being improved by a fresh coat of paint.
- The next meeting of the District Council of R.T. of T. will be held at Deseronto on Nov. 5th.
- The excavation for Mr. Wartman's new house, on Bridge street, has this week been completed.
- Rev. Canon Doumolin, of Toronto, was elected Bishop of Niagara, to succeed Bishop Hamilton.
- Rev., S. A. Duprau has been asked, by the Rednersville Quarterly Board, to remain for a fourth year.
- At Brockville spring cheese was sold to Hodgson Bros.' agent, 7c. being paid for
colored and 7-1/2 for white.
- Dr. Salmon, London, the oldest Free Mason in the world, is dead. He was one hundred and six years old.
- Mr. W. B. Haines, on Monday, was the
recipient of a present in the shape of a mastiff-bull dog, from a Montreal friend.
- Mr. D. J. Hogan this week purchased a lot from Mrs. Thos. Johnston, on East st.,
adjoining Mrs. John D. Ham's new residence.
- Get your lace curtains done up equal to
new for 25 and 35 cts. per pair at the new laundry.
Blewett block. Sam Lee.
- All kinds of tailoring done on reasonable terms and in a most workmanlike manner.
T. J. O'Neil, workshop over Carson's harness shop.
- Court Napanee, No. 584, C. O, F., initiated five new members at their last meeting,
Tuesday night. This new lodge still keeps a booming.
- The Canadian-Australian steamship line
has closed a contract with McMillan & Co.,
Winnipeg, for carrying 700 tons of wheat to Australia.
- One night last week the members of
Argyle Lodge, I.O.O.F.,were photographed
by flashlight by Artist Hulett. The resulting
picture was an excellent one.
- The wife of Oscar Lyons, a farmer living near Mayfield, Ky., a few days ago had
five children at a birth, all of whom are doing well and likely to live.
- Silver Hull Buckwheat (cleaned of foul
seed) for sale. Also two thoroughbred
Durham calves, male and female, for sale
cheap. Apply to FRED K. GORDANIER.
- Have you seen the narrow belts? No
more wide belts. F. Chinneck has just received a consignment of narrow gold and kid
belts. They are on exhibition in his window.
- Miss Dr. Symington has purchased the
property of Mr. B. S. Abrams, on the market
square, consisting of shop and dwelling, lately occupied by Mr. F. W. Hart. The Dr.
will take possession the first of June.
- Mr. John Webster, of Webster & Boyes'
carriage works, while operating a circular
saw one day last week met with a painful
accident. His hand slipped and the saw cut
off the knuckle of the first finger of his right hand.
- Mr. John Soby, jr., of Adolphustown,
this week purchased Coun. Lowry's new brick
house, at present occupied by Mr. C. Frizzell, for the consideration of $1300. Mr.
Soby will occupy it in September next.
- The yacht Dauntless made her first trip
this season on Monday. Her crew was composed of Messrs. John Carson, Paul Peterson,
H. Vankoughnet and J. R. Dafoe. They
made a run down the reach and around Capt. John's Island.
- United States Consul Col. Twitchell, of
Kingston, has received word from the American Government to search for a James
Nixon, who is supposed to live at Sunbury,
for examination, as there is a fair pension to his credit.
- E. G. Clute, Q.C., of Belleville, has been
nominated Liberal candidate for East
Hastings, in opposition to Mr. H. B. Northrup, the late member. Both candidates are
able and energetic men and they will make a lively contest.
- Last Saturday the dust blew in dense
clouds on Dundas street and the merchants
and people on the street were much annoyed.
The sprinkler was laid up that day, receiving
a fresh coat of paint. Its usefulness was
made sorely manifest.
- Roy Hughey, the ten-year-old son of
David Hughey, Bobcaygeon, ran into the
barn where his father was forking hay and
was struck in the face by the fork. One tine
of the fork struck the boy in the left eye and
penetrated to the brain, killing him.
- Quite a number of our townsmen are
noted for having fine horses and nobby turn-outs. Mr. Robt. Thompson is among the
number. This week he is out with a sporty
new set of harness which sets off to perfection his noble team of blacks. Mr. Clark
Botting was the maker of the harness.
- Mrs. Ed. Sherman, No. 8 Vanauley St.,
Toronto, says :-- I have used Dr. Liviolette's
Syrup of Turpentine in my family for some
time, and I honestly consider it the best and
safest remedy I have ever used. In cases of
severe coughs and colds it has always effected
complete and speedy cures. I recommend it
with all my heart.
- Our worthy Chief of Police is keeping
pace with the rest of the citizens. Having
taken a new wife he has had his already
comfortable residence newly renovated from
cellar to garret, by painting, papering and
kalsomining, giving it a decidedly neat and
tasty appearance. We trust the chief and
Mrs. Storms may live long to enjoy it.
- The old McPherson homestead was purchased this week by Mr. P. W. Dafoe. The
price paid was about $500. Mr. Dafoe will
rebuild the house in modern style. This
property was at one time one of the most
valuable in Napanee, and the sum of $4,000
has been refused for it, including a quantity of land.
- During the past week the stone sewer on
Centre street, at the point where Mr. John
Herring has started the erection of a new
house, has been left in an open condition.
Large quantities of green, slimy filth have
been running from the opening into Mr.
Herring's cellar where it formed a regular
cess pool. The noxious effluvia arising therefrom was the very essence of contagion.
- On Tuesday, Mr. John Ham, of
Albany, N.Y., who is visiting his brother, Mr.
Zina Ham, Piety Hill, celebrated the day by
taking a party of his friends down to Glenora
in Snider's yacht. It was also the occasion
of both Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ham's birthday. The party consisted of Mrs. G. F.
Ruttan, Miss Morphy, Mrs. Burrett, Mrs.
(Dr.) Bristol, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ham and
Mr. Zina Ham. A swell dinner was partaken
of at Mr. C. Cornell's summer hotel. All
enjoyed themselves immensely.
- Mr. Thos. J. O'Neil cleans and repairs
gentleman's clothing on the shortest notice.
Shop over Carson's harness shop.
- This is the time of year to look out for
black knot on plum and cherry trees. It is
regarded as an infectious disease on fruit
trees, and the Ontario Act of 1893 provides
that a fine of not less than $5 and not more
than $20 may be imposed for every case of
neglect. Cut off all knots five or six inches
below the affected portion, and paint the
wound with turpentine or linseed oil. Burn
all prunings and affected branches which are
removed. United action, on the part of all
fruit growers, is necessary in order to secure
the best results from the enforcement of
- In the Division Court held at Bath last
Friday B. B. Miller, of Ernesttown, sued the
Village of Bath for $60 damages caused by
his mare being impounded on the 23d of January last, as he claimed in an improper
pound, the animal having been exposed in a
storm of sleet and rain for upwards of
twelve hours, which plaintiff contended
caused her to lose a foal. Evidence of a
number of veterinaries were taken but their
opinions differed. Upon viewing the premises the judge decided in favor of the
defence. Upon the suggestion of the judge the
pound premises will be improved, W. G.
Wilson appeared for plaintiff. J. H. Madden for defendants.
- The assessor of North Fredericksburgh
has furnished us with the following figures,
taken from the assessment rolls of 1893 and
1896. The roll of 1893 not being at hand,
the figures for that year are not given:
1893 1893 (sic)
Dogs....................... 161 172
Population................ 1453 1515
Cattle ................... 2408 2314
Sheep ..................... 851 523
Hogs ...................... 474 710
Births ..................... 15 26
Deaths...................... 12 8
Acres woodland............ 3930 5734
Waste land................ 1115-1/3
Orchard and garden, acres.. 388 379
Acres fall wheat........... 467 13
Total number of acres .......... 23,269
Total assessment for 1896 .... $769,550
- Mr. D. M. Mclntyre, city solicitor, was
nominated by the Conservatives of Kingston.
- Robert Hall Gordon, of Belleville, died
on Sunday. He was a son of Robert Gordon, of Tweed.
- An old man named Garbutt was run
over on the C.O.R. near Trenton, Monday, and killed.
- An open air concert will be given by the
47th Batt. Band on Friday evening next, 22d May, weather permitting.
- Rev. G. S. White preached to the Oldfellows in the Methodist church, Harrowsmith, last Sunday morning.
- A disgraceful row occured on East street Saturday night. The police authorities
should shut down on such houses.
- Your attention is drawn to the adv. of
Mr. Thos. J. O'Neil, practical tailor, which may be seen in another column.
- The Cleveland bicycle is becoming a
popular wheel everywhere. Mr. J. Powley
has secured one and says it is all right.
- Mr. E. B. Hemstreet has purchased the
old Johnston property, corner Centre and
Thomas streets. The consideration was $700.
- Mr. Davis Asselstine, aged 84 years, one
of Verona's oldest residents, is at present remarkably smart and able to do his spring gardening.
- Screen doors and windows, largest variety.
Cheapest place in town at Boyle & Son's.
Agents for the best water filter and cooler in the world.
- The Quarterly Official Board, of Harrowsmith circuit, have given an unanimous invitation to
Rev. J. B. Robison to remain with them another year.
- Warner Simmons, a Thurlow farmer,
went to the woods on Saturday to burn underbush. He was found about 3 o'clock in
the afternoon lying near the fire in a dying
condition. The doctor said the inhalation of smoke had caused his death.
- The riverdrivers have finished booming
up the drive of logs in the river here. By
next week it is expected the last log will have
seen its way out of the river. Another drive
is expected in the course of a month or so.
- Tuesday and Wednesday were rogation
days, observed by the Roman Catholic and
Anglican churches as days of fasting and
prayer for bountiful crops. Thursday was
Ascension Day, one of the most solemn feasts in the Church's calendar.
- On Tuesday Chief Storms paid an official
visit to the dive in the north-west end of the
town known as "Jack's." He notified the
fair 'demoselles' that unless they took their
flight out of town he would be under the
painful necessity of arresting and bringing
them before the justice mill. The birds have since flown.
- A young lawyer with words of learned
length and thundering sound stepped into
one of our confectionery stores the other day
and gracefully said, "A pauwnd of these mixed canadies, and let the chawkalates predominate."
"They shall predominate as you wish," responded the affable white apron.
- Fanning & Stevens have this week made
a great improvement in their refreshment
parlors by enlarging them. All the back
half of their large store will now be given up
to this purpose. A large summer kitchen is
being built behind the store. This young
firm, since opening up in town, have made a
great success of their business.
- Mr. Chas. Stevens, ex-mayor of Napanee, has announced himself as an independent
candidate in Lennox. Mr. Stevens has
heretofore been a Conservative. -- Toronto
Globe. [The above will show that the correspondent of the Globe in Napanee is not
very reliable, as Mr. Stevens heretofore has
been a Liberal, and is now out in opposition
to a Patron-Liberal Candidate.]