Carleton Place Gossip October 1892 — Patterson McEwen Mansell Gillies Box etc etc


Carleton Place, Oct. 24, 1892


What might have been a fatal accident occurred on Friday night last, on the Franktown Road just southeast of the station. Dr. Hugh McEwen and Mr. P. Patterson were driving towards town, and just as they approached the station and were in the glare cast by the electric lights they were run into by an unknown rig with such force as to completely overturn the doctor’s buggy and throw the occupants many feet onto the hard road.

Mr. Patterson alighted on his feet and at once turned his attention to the doctor, who was lying on his back in the road. Fortunately the latter had no broken bones, although he was stunned by his terrible fall and otherwise bruised and injured to such an extent that he has been confined to his house for the past three days. It is not known who the parties were who ran into the doctor’s rig, but such careless driving should be looked after as the results might have been much more serious than ‘they were.


Mr. C. B. Mansell, dentist, is leaving town to-morrow to take up his future residence in British Columbia, and it is needless to say that he will be followed by the regrets of his numerous friends here, who will one and all be sincerely sorry to loose a kind and courteous friend and good citizen. Mr. Mansell, who is a member of the Methodist church here, was presented to-day with a handsome cold watch by the Epworth League of that denomination.


On Friday last a most exciting game of football took place in Gillies’ Grove, between the home and Perth club, which, owing to the ignorance of the game and rules displayed by the umpire, resulted in a draw. The home team had it all their own way, and only once was their goal threatened, while shot after shot was made on the Perth goal and had it not been for the splendid playing of the Perth goal-keeper, the score for Carleton would have reached well up into double figures. An one occasion without the smallest possible doubt Brown scored for Carleton, putting the ball through neatly, but someone called off-side and then the umpire took up the cry and decided that there was no goal. A little later Carleton again shot and a goal was claimed but disallowed by the umpire. For the Perth men, Latimer and the goal-keeper did good work: and for Carleton Brown. Stuart, McEwan, Donald and the two McLarens kept up their reputation to say nothing of Henry’s grand rushes and good passing.


September 1892

Next week we will have to give fuller particulars, but to do so now might prove embarrassing. It is reported a certain young man about whose exploits in driving tandem we spoke some time ago, has left town and it is also rumoured that he was some-what hastened in so doing by several young men whose fame for practical joking has a considerable range. What the joke is in this case is only known to the favoured few but they seem to enjoy it very much, probably more so than the innocent, victim.



Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 19 Sep 1892, Mon,
  3. Page 6
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    Clipped from

    1. The Ottawa Journal,
    2. 09 Jan 1892, Sat,
    3. Page 8
    4.  -

      Clipped from

      1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
      2. 14 Sep 1892, Wed,
      3. Page 5



Clipped from

  1. Calgary Herald,
  2. 25 Feb 1892, Thu,
  3. Page 3


Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 22 Feb 1892, Mon,
  3. Page 1





    It is always fun (sometimes sad) to come across photographs of buildings in town that were taken in the past. This home at 119 Townline Road East was built in 1892 by Adam Dunlop. Adam was the leading builder of skiffs and other small boats in Carleton Place, starting in the 1870’s. He started building in his father’s workshop next door at 111 Townline, and worked at his trade for over 50 years





    A black bordered envelope in the mail warned of a death…. This envelope in our collection contains a death notice, a dried flower, and lock of dark hair tied with yellow ribbon.
    William Frederick Gillies, second son of James Gillies died at Carleton Place on Monday, February 15th, 1892, aged 21 years and 13 days. “The Funeral will leave his father’s residence, Franklin Street, Carleton Place, on Wednesday, the 17th inst., at 1:30 p.m., for the place of interment, Cram’s Cemetery. Service at the house at One o’clock.”

    Until the 1940’s, many funerals took place in the family home. Join us on October 15th to learn more about funeral customs of the past.


    where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.



    Carleton Place Municipal Gossip–14 Dec 1907

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  6. Fake News or Just Plain Media Gossip?

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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