Clayton News July 1897

Clayton News July 1897


Clayton News July 1897–Almonte Gazette

Mr. Hanna has arrived in the village.

Three Indians passed through here last week looking for ginseng root.

More tramps than ever to be seen roving round here this summer.

Mr. J. H. McFarlane on Tuesday to spend the holiday at his home.

Rev. Mr. Dodds delivered his sermon in the Presbyterian church last Thursday evening.

Farmers have started at their haying. The crops have an appearance of a fine harvest.

Several runaways occurred during the past week, but the results being nothing to chronicle.

Dr. Brown expects to return from his holiday tour and be ready for business again on the evening of Monday, the 6th.

On Sunday night about 12 o’clock several of the villagers were awakened by the report of a gun, and on Monday morning it was learned that the store of Mr. O. Banning had been entered by burglars. The entrance was effected through the front door by springing the bolt-keeper off by means of chisels procured in Mr. B. W . Giles’ shop. Mr. Wm. Banning, who lives above the store, heard a noise below, and thinking all was not right, he. got up and went to the head of the stairs and inquired who was there.

Instantly there was a rattling of pails, cans, tables, etc., which brought Mr. B. down stairs in double quick time, armed with his gun, which came first to his hand, but before he got to the store the thieves had succeeded in getting out. They carried off with them $12 in silver and coppers. William says he would like to meet the gentlemen again, as he is a better prepared for such visitors now.

Mr. T. Barnett has arrived home to spend his holidays.

Dr. Brown has returned home and reports having spent a pleasant time.

Mr. F. Shaw, of Smith’s Falls, is at present visiting his friends in the village.

Rev. J. M. Whitelaw, of Kinnear’s Mills, Que., is visiting these parts at present. Mr. N. Whitten, of Pilot Mound, Man., paid a flying visit to the village last Friday.

Mrs. A. Barnett is spending this week with her brother, Mr. Wm. McMunn, of Cedar Hill.

Miss Cox, of Ottawa, and Miss B. Coulter, of Almonte, were the guests of Miss A. Banning last week.

About twenty head of cattle were put in the pound here on Monday. This is an unusual occurrence for this village.

A number of the members of the L.O .L. here attended the picnic at Poland on Saturday. They also walked to the English church on Sunday

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