1889 Billhead Invoice-Singer Sewing Machine-$20
March 5 1889– Perth Courier
On Monday last, an agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Company named Chapman from Ottawa was brought before Charles Rice, J.P., charged with assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth Dewitt of North Elmsley near this town. Complainant had bought a Singer Sewing Machine and gave a lien on it until paid. One of the instalments coming due and not having been paid, the sellers removed the machine but in doing so held the woman to prevent her resistance also shutting her in a room. The magistrate held that this is a true assault and fined Chapman $5 and costs.
Dec 14 1888- Perth Courier
Mrs. Tufts, inmate of the dwelling in which the late “Yankee Brown” died and Tim Ryan, who assisted to shape and dress the remains say that there is no truth in the report current that the dwelling was made hideous by the alleged orgies and scandalous actions of certain persons in town.