When Tom Sloan was the owner of the Queen’s hotel he had a sign out front that was really worth reading:
Good Sample Rooms-Centrally Located
Commercial Rates- One dollar and a half per day
This house has been renovated all through and is one of the coziest and most enjoyable in the Ottawa Valley
Hotel Rules for Visitors
Board- 50 cents a square foot- meals extra
The hotel is convenient to all cemeteries- hearses to hire 25 cents
Guests are requested not to speak to the dumb waiter
Guests are requested not to play any games more exciting that Old Maid after 7 pm so as not to disturb the night clerk’s slumber
If the room gets too warm open the window and see the fire escape.
In case of fire you will have a hard time finding the fire escape, there ain’t any.
If you’re fond of athletics and like good jumping, lift the mattress and see the bed spring
Married men without baggage are requested to leave their wives at the office for security
Dont worry about paying your bills;the house is supported by its foundation.
Part 1- Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place- can be found here.
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