The News of Killean

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Meeting in Puslinch

January 20th 1868.

 

At a numerously attended meeting, of the ratepayers of School Section No. 7, Puslinch, met for the purpose, at Killean, on the evening of the 16th instant, it was moved by Mr. Peter McPherson, seconded by Mr. John Thompson, that the thanks of this meeting be tendered to Angus McKellar, Esq., who has acted in the capacity of School Trustee in the section for the past three years, and who now retires.  Mr. John McIntyre followed in a lengthened and able speech, eulogizing the conduct of Mr. McKellar during his incumbency of the office, in which great improvements have been inaugurated and carried out, beneficial to the section, and having a personal acquaintance with Mr. McKellar for the past 25 years, he always found him to be the same obliging and urbane neighbour, and wished him long to remain in their midst.  The meeting unanimously acquiesced in the speaker’s expressions, and tendered their best thanks and good wishes to Mr. McKellar and family.

 

 

 

 

 

Killean Correspondence

August 26th 1868.

 

New School House ─ In a former communication, I took occasion to notice the great improvements made in this village within the past few years, and now the inhabitants of School Section 7, of Puslinch Township, may congratulate themselves on having one of the finest and most artistically finished stone buildings for school purposes that there is in the country.  Mr. Robert Little, whose mission appears to be to erect seminaries of learning, has been the contractor, and well has he done his part.  So well, indeed, that the building was taken off his hands by the trustees, without the usual formality and expense of employing a public inspector, its completion according to specification being apparent and satisfactory.  With a laudable public spirit, the trustees and people of the section intend to have a bell hung in the edifice, and in order to defray part of the cost thereof, and moreover, to commemorate the opening event, a tea meeting is to be held in the new building on the evening of the 10th of September.  The Reverend Messrs. Smith, McDonald, and McLean, and Mr. Atkinson, of Morriston, will address the meeting, and should Mr. K. McKenzie have returned home by that time from his trip to Rupert’s Land, he is expected to give some interesting account of matters in that region.  The Galt Brass Band will enliven the occasion with their sweet strains, and as the young ladies of the district never do things by halves, and as their talents in the cooking art are well known, there can be no doubt but that a pleasant and profitable evening will be the result.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

September 1869.

 

In Puslinch, near Killean, on the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. James Clark, Farmer, of a son.

 

In Puslinch, near Killean, on the 14th inst., the wife of Mr. David Currie, of a son.

 

In Puslinch, near Killean, on the 25th inst., the wife of Mr. James McMaster, Farmer, of a daughter.

 

In Puslinch, near Killean, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr. John Paddock, Farmer, of a son. 

 

Galt Reporter Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Surprise Party and Presentation at Killean

December 24th 1877.

 

About seventy of the pupils attending the public school at Killean, in order to show their goodwill and esteem to their late teacher, Mr. McPherson, who is leaving to fill the important position of Principal of Arthur Village school, paid his residence a visit of surprise on the evening of Friday last, to testify the regret with which they feel his removal, and as utility accompanies philanthropy in this progressive age, they did not come empty-handed.  Baskets upon baskets of good things were unpacked from the democrats until the tables groaned beneath the burden, after which being duly partaken of, the following address was read by Mr. John Gilchrist: ─

 

To A. McPherson, Esq., on his leaving Killean, by the scholars attending S. S. No.7, Puslinch, 22nd December, 1877.

 

Dear Teacher:

 

We, the undersigned, on behalf of our fellow scholars at Killean School, who have enjoyed the benefit of your unwearied exertions as our teacher for the past eight years, would respectfully and sorrowfully tender you this address on the occasion of your leaving us to fill a more important position in your profession.  We fully recognize your capable, kind, and indefatigable labour as instructor for this length of time, your great and good example, temporal and spiritual, in raising us up in knowledge, your successful endeavour to maintain the Sabbath School and prayer meetings, and your uniform correct and Christian conduct, make us realize with deepest regret your early departure.  Long may the “Great Teacher” spare you in your career of usefulness.  Therefore, as a slight memento of your kind regard and esteem, we beg your acceptance of this gold chain for yourself, and this silver butter cooler for Mrs. McPherson, as tokens of affection.

 

With every wish for your future success, prosperity, and welfare, we are, your loving pupils,

 

Hattie Paddock,

Archie McMillan.

 

Mr. McPherson suitably and feelingly thanked his young friends for the very handsome and valuable presents given himself and family, and was glad that he possessed what was still more precious to him, their love and esteem.  He had lived happily amongst them and received many marks of their regard in the past, and sincerely hoped that the Giver of all good things might abundantly bless and make their paths pleasant through life.

 

 

 

 

 

Social at Killean

March 19th 1883.

 

A social was held at Killean on Friday evening last, for the purpose of raising funds in connection with the Presbyterian Church.  There was a large attendance.  A number of people were present from Hespeler, Guelph, and surrounding country.

 

After thorough justice had been done to the “good things” provided by the ladies, which were specially enjoyed by those who had driven from a distance, the programme was opened with a selection from the choir.  A recitation was then given by Mr. Galbraith, “Bernardo Del Carpio”.  Mr. Peter Gilchrist was then called upon, who, in a short speech, pointed out the difficulties endured in his early days to procure an education, and the superior advantages now enjoyed.  A very humorous address was next delivered by Mr. John Gilchrist.  Mr. Dickie and Dr. McPhatter also delivered addresses, the latter a practical and eloquent speech on success in life, well illustrated with examples of men who had succeeded.  Addresses and recitations were also delivered by Rife, Bannatyne, Stewart, and M. McPhatter.  The ease and fluency with which the younger men delivered their addresses would have done credit to older and more experienced speakers.  The musical portion of the programme was well sustained by the Misses Gilchrist and Scottand Misses McMillan and McCormick.  The choir of the Methodist Church, Hespeler, entertained the audience with several choice selections.  All of these were rendered in an admirable style, and were greatly appreciated.

 

The chair was filled by Mr. Knowles, of Hespeler, who is “an old favourite” in this locality, in his usual happy and genial manner.  All departed well satisfied with the hospitality and the treat supplied them by the good people of Killean.

 

 

 

 

 

Social at Killean

March 27th 1885.

 

The annual social in connection with the West Presbyterian Church of Puslinch was held at Killean schoolhouse on Friday evening last.  Notwithstanding the severity of the night, a very great gathering enjoyed themselves during the evening.  The meeting was organized by the appointment of Mr. Duncan Ferguson as chairman, and after the playing of a martial strain from the bagpipes of Mr. McLellan, the Killean piper, the entertainment was opened by very interesting speeches from Messrs. Thomas Cowan of Galt, Dickie and Cunningham of Hespeler, Gilchrist of Killean, and Archibald Marshall of Morriston.  These gentlemen acquitted themselves with great satisfaction to the audience.  The Hespeler choir with their elegant organ, at intervals, contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the evening.  The local and vocal young ladies, Misses Gilchrist, Bond, Scott, and McCormick, along with Messrs. Valick and Scott, from Morriston, made the meeting a very pleasant night indeed.  Killean has ever been famous for the culinary supplies furnished by its lady contributors, and this occasion was no exception.

 

from the Galt Evening Reporter newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean Correspondence

December 5th 1887.

 

Re-engaged ─ Mr. James Ramsay, teacher of our section, has been re-engaged for next year.  Mr. Ramsay’s services deserve a recognition in the shape of an increased salary.  Miss Janet Gilchrist, of Killean, at present teaching in Dresden, has been engaged for next year by the trustees of that place.

 

Finished ─ The now famous Mr. Adam Young has, at length, finished the most successful season’s threshing that he was ever engaged in, and intends celebrating his victory over other competitors by treating his numerous customers to an oyster supper at Puslinch Lake Hotel on Christmas eve.  A large number of invitations are already issued.

 

Speculation ─ Mr. Archibald McCormick, well and favourably known here, intends giving up agricultural pursuits, to speculate in horses, having already purchased six valuable animals in the neighbourhood of St. Thomas.

 

Slight Raise ─ In consequence of the change in the weather, our boarding establishments have decided to protect themselves by a slight raise in the tariff.

 

An Old Visitor ─ Mr. John Thompson, of Dakota, is on a visit to his numerous friends in Puslinch.  Mr. Thompson was one of the first settlers of Puslinch, coming from Scotland over half a century ago, taking up Lot No. 10, 1st Concession of Puslinch, then, of course, nothing but a forest.  About eight years ago, he retired to Hespeler, and subsequently moved with his family to Dakota, where he now resides.  Although eighty years of age, Mr. Thompson is still hale and hearty, and his long journey did not inconvenience him in the least.  Although it is only a few years since he left us, he finds great changes have taken place during his absence, and most of his former companions and neighbours are now lying in the quiet burying ground of Killean.

 

Returned ─ Miss Annie Gilchrist has returned from a long visit to her friends in Harriston.  Miss Sarah Schaumberg has also returned from a visit to her friends in Waterloo.  Both young ladies look as though they enjoyed themselves.  Mr. Jno. McMaster, of Washington Territory, formerly a resident of Killean, is at present visiting his friends here and elsewhere in the county.  Mr. McMaster looks as if the climate of the Far West agreed with him.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean Correspondence

June 12th 1888.

 

Shingle Sawing ─ Mr. Adam Young secured the contract of sawing the shingles for Mr. Richard Paddock’s new barn, engaging Mr. Wheeler, of Freelton, who had the job completed inside of five days.  This is a somewhat new industry in this locality.

 

Roads ─ Farmers have commenced statute labour again.  We are pleased to notice that the township council is going to expend some more on “Scott’s” side road.  This road has been in a bad condition for some time.  The condition of the side road between Lots 10 and 11, on the 2nd Concession, is open to criticism.  This road was not opened until a few years ago, when our council expended $200, in a very praiseworthy manner, from one end to the other.  The manner in which the money was expended met with the approval of everybody, as the roadway, over half a mile long and for the most part small trees and underbrush, with no less than five ponds, two of them nearly 100 yards in extent each, had to be crossed.  No statute labour being put on the road, it has not improved any, and being our most direct route to Guelph, we would like to see it put in a passable condition.

 

Extras ─ Councillors Stewart and McLean will let several road contracts in this vicinity on the 12th.  Several barn raisings are to come off soon.  We hope that football will keep Puslinch Lake ramblers employed on Saturday evening.  The Messrs. Laur expect to secure several road contracts.  Mr. Neil McMillan has been sojourning in this locality for some time past.  A suit comes before our Justices of the Peace this week.  Two fine showers occurred on Sunday; crops are looking well.  Mr. William Gilchrist, teacher, Cumminsville, spent the 24th of May here.  Mrs. Alex McIntyre, of Niagara, has been visiting her many friends in Puslinch lately.  Miss Annie Gilchrist, of Arkell, passed through here on her way to Niagara with her aunt, Mrs. McIntyre.  The scholars picnic is to come off soon.  The Killean correspondence did not appear lately, owing to our being engaged on a Governemnt contract.  Our auctioneer will not go to Manitoba, having secured a more lucrative situation from Wright & Co., Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean Correspondence

July 11th 1888.

 

Picnic ─ Our teacher and scholars celebrated the closing of the school for the summer vacation by holding a picnic at Puslinch Lake on Friday afternoon, July 6th.  There was a large attendance of both scholars and older residents of the section, and a very enjoyable day was passed.  An excellent supper, prepared by the young ladies, was heartily welcomed at about 4 o’ clock.  After supper, a number of races by the pupils created considerable amusement, the winners being awarded handsome prizes through the generosity of their teacher, Mr. James Ramsay.  As the shades of evening fell, all departed for home, well satisfied with the day’s enjoyment.

 

Personal ─ Miss Mary E. Scott, teacher, Hawkesville, and Miss Janet Gilchrist, teacher, Dresden, are home for the vacation.

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation at Killean

December 28th 1888.

 

A pleasing incident occurred in our village on Friday night, December 21st 1888.  For some time past, it was observed that the pupils attending the Killean School were unusually busy, and various committees were to be seen animatedly discussing some project.  A meeting was called on Friday night and the older residents of the section invited to attend. 

 

After all present had partaken of a sumptuous repast, provided by the ladies of the section, Mr. John Gilchrist was called to the chair, and the object of the meeting explained.  He called Mr. James Ramsay forward and he was presented by two of his pupils, Miss Bessie Scott and Mr. John Wilkinson, on behalf of the rest, with a complimentary and appropriate address, accompanied by a valuable silver watch and guard. 

 

Mr. Ramsay feelingly thanked his pupils for their valuable gifts, their token of esteem at the time of his departure, and that in the performance of his duty, his services had been appreciated, he regarded as the most pleasing incident of his life, and that his services in Killean School had always been to him a source of pleasure.

 

The audience was then addressed by the chairman and Mr. Ronald McCormick, and a short programme by the pupils followed, in which Miss Mary C. Gilchrist and Miss Jeanie Ferguson delivered pleasing recitations in an excellent manner.  A song by the Misses Paddock was very well received, as was also a dialogue by Miss Jane Paddock and Miss Maggie K. Gilchrist, the whole being interspersed with music by the Ramsay brothers.

 

After the usual votes of thanks, all dispersed by singing “Auld Lang Syne”.  The committee, Mr. John Wilkinson and Misses Mary McKellar, Augusta Paddock, and Mary C. Gilchrist, deserves credit for the judicious manner in which they arranged the business of the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

April 18th 1890.

 

Public Examination ─ Our school held its annual public examination on Thursday the3rd inst., and was, as usual, a great success.  The teacher, Mr. S. Charlton, is very popular in this section, as was shown by the very large attendance, although the roads could not have been worse.  The teacher was assisted in the examination of the classes by Misses Pringle and Scott, and Messrs. Dickson, Kennawin, Cameron, and Taylor.  The promotion examinations have recently been held in this county, and if the answering of the pupils may be taken as a test of their ability, we may expect to see our school stand high in the list.

 

When the classes were over, Mr. Gilchrist was appointed chairman, and a long and interesting programme was rendered.  The singing of the pupils was largely applauded.  Among those from a distance who took part was Miss Pringle, of Galt, who recited in her usual pleasant and able manner.  At noon, the ladies of the section, with their usual liberality, provided for the inner man, and were accorded a hearty vote of thanks.  The day’s proceedings were then closed by singing “God be with you till we meet again” and with prayer by Mr. Kennawin.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

June 13th 1890.

 

Carnival ─ Nearly all the young people and children, as well as a number of the aged, are intending to go to the Carnival, one day at least, and doubtless they will be well paid for their trouble.  It is not the cedar bushes that are being so tastefully arranged that are the attraction of the people in this community, as we can see plenty of those any day we wish to look out the window, but it is the excellent programme that is being provided by the committee.  We hope that those who are engaged in this matter may be amply paid for their trouble.

 

Accident ─ Messrs. Wm. And George Lohr came very near losing a valuable black horse a few days ago.  The animal got his foot over the tie-rope and was thrown in the stall, and by his efforts to get on his feet again, bruised himself very badly about the head, side, and front leg.  We hope that he may be in a condition to do his work by threshing time.

 

Services ─ The Sabbath evening meetings, which have been carried on by Mr. McPherson, are now in the charge of Messrs. Cavers and Struthers for a few weeks.

 

The First Picnic of the Season ─ For the last few weeks, the people of Mill Creek have been very busy arranging for a picnic at Puslinch Lake, and all are forced to say that the committee spared no pains in making it a success in every way.  Eatables were provided by the ladies, for which they should receive the highest compliments, as the spread was fit for the Duke of Connaught, should he have called at the Lake on his trip through Canada.  During the evening, the party spent the hours by engaging in a social dance in the hall, where there was nothing to mar the pleasure of the evening.  We are sorry to say that the rumour is abroad that several of the boys lost their overcoats and whips.  It is a pity that the thief could not be captured and made to suffer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 18th 1890.

 

A grand union picnic of Sabbath and Public Schools of Killean came to the Lake (Puslinch Lake) on Saturday July 5th and proved a grand success.

 

Early in the day, the scholars were taken to the island where they enjoyed themselves in all sorts of games, et cetera, and in the afternoon nearly all the boats on the lake were engaged in carrying picnickers from every side of the lake to the island, and with every boat-load went a well filled provision basket, which, among other things, was one in making the day the most pleasant since the days of “Keil McComb”.

 

All ages were represented from the cradle to the time-honoured pioneer.

 

After the games were keenly contested, music was furnished by the Misses Bryce and Mr. Bryce, which was rendered in their usual good style.

 

The following is a list of games refereed by Messrs. Peter Gilchrist and Donald McLarty and started by R. McCormick:

 

Putting heavy stone:

1st ─ Jas. Ramsay

2nd ─ M. Scott and D. McKellar.

Boy’s race:

1st ─ Willie Gilchrist

2nd ─ D. Ferguson.

Boy’s race, under eleven:

1st ─ Benjamin Paddock

2nd ─ John Ramsay.

Ladies’ race:

1st ─ Miss Maggie Scott

2nd ─ Misses Paddock and Schamberg.

Wheel barrow race:

1st ─ A. McKellar and S. Charlton

2nd ─ Willie Gilchrist and Donald Ferguson.

Kangaroo race:

1st ─ Alexander Wilkinson

2nd ─ Albert Little.

Three-legged race:

1st ─ Alex Wilkinson and A. Little.

Boat race:

1st ─ Archie McKellar

2nd ─ D. McKellar

3rd ─ John Gilchrist.

Canoe race, tandem:

1st ─ D. McKellar and M. Ferguson.

2nd ─ A. Badgerow and A. Wilkinson

3rd ─ M. Scott and C. Bartles.

 

 

 

 

 

Killean Notes

July 29th 1890.

 

Legal Proceedings ─ On complaint of License Inspector Cowan, the two Lake hotel keepers were summoned to appear before J.P.’s (Justices of the Peace) Messrs. Ellis, Little, Gilchrist, and Ferguson, on Tuesday, 25th of July, at the Temperance Hotel.  Both parties pleaded guilty and fined $20 and costs.  After expressing its approval of the efficiency and vigilance of Mr. Cowan, the court adjourned.  The above mentioned gentlemen have placed considerable money in the county treasury, some of which should be appropriated in putting the hall in a state of repair more consistent with the dignity of the law.

 

New Engine ─ Mr. Anthony Robertson brought home a new Waterous Fire Proof Champion engine, 12 horse power, last week.  His separator has been thoroughly fitted up , and we may expect some big threshing when the season opens.

 

Personal ─ Mr. James Ramsay and Miss Janet Gilchrist are at home for the vacation, after having successfully passed Toronto Normal School Examinations.  Mr. A. Little, teacher, has resigned, preparatory to attending the fall term at Toronto Normal.  Mr. Charles Tremere, photographer, of Detroit, was visiting friends here last week.  Mr. and Mrs. James McMillan, of Milton, passed a week, visiting friends in Killean.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

August 23rd 1890.

 

Official ─ Mr. Donald McLarty has been made constable by Squire Ferguson.  As he is a man of strength, of both mind and muscle, we feel satisfied that he will perform his duty in every respect.

 

Court ─ Squires Ferguson and Ellis sat on a case of trespassing on the 12th inst.  The parties interested were from the neighbourhood of Crieff.  A small fine and costs of court were laid on the trespassers.  The court was held in the McLarty Hall.

 

Personal ─ Mr. B. Galbraith, formerly a teacher in this section, who now holds a position in Fergus High School, is visiting friends in this locality.  Mr. James Ramsay has been appointed teacher on the 4th Concession of Beverly at a handsome salary.

 

Accident ─ A revolver being handled by James Paddock in some way managed to discharge, leaving the bullet in the palm of his hand.  The ball was taken out by Dr. Lockart, of Hespeler, and the wound is doing as nicely as could be expected.

 

Visiting ─ Mr. Robert Bourmaster and some friends from Toronto spent their Civic Holiday at Mr. Bourmaster’s, of Puslinch Lake, on Monday last.

 

Left us ─ Mr. Lour, who has been staying with his sons for a few weeks past, left us, on his homeward journey.

 

Successful ─We congratulate Miss Mary Scott on securing her second at Galt, and Miss Mary Gilchrist in carrying off a third from Harriston.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 26th 1890.

 

Farewell Sermon ─ Mr. H. McPherson, who has laboured so successfully among us for some time past, preached his farewell sermon on Sunday September 21st.

 

Visitors ─ Mr. McDonald, of Corwhin, and Mr. Kennawin, of Crieff, who were appointed by the Puslinch Sabbath School Association to visit the different schools of the Township, called on us last Sunday and each delivered a very appropriate address.

 

Snake story ─ One day last week, a large snake visited the school during school hours and had made his way almost to the centre of the school before he was noticed.  For some time there was a great deal of excitement in trying to kill him.  If all had worked faithfully the monster might have been overcome much more easily, but the task was left to a few, while others climbed on the desks, screaming and trying to frighten him away.  Thus it took some time and many blows, some on the tail of the snake and some on the floor, before he was overcome.

 

Something new ─ The Wilkinson Bros. have had the picture of their machine, horses, and men taken by Photographer Smith, of Galt.  The pictures are very neat and look quite natural.

 

Personal ─ Mr. W. Bone, of Wingham, is visiting his sister, Mrs. McKellar, this week.  He has not fully recovered from the injuries that he received in falling from a scaffold in harvest time.

 

Tramps ─ Almost daily, the people of this community are annoyed by tramps.  It has been suggested that a constable be appointed to look after the nuisance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

December 12th 1890.

 

Accident ─ A few days ago, while the iron gang was engaged on the C.P.R. between Leslie and Galt, one of the workmen was seriously injured by an iron railing falling on him.  The man was so badly hurt that he died shortly after.

 

For Chicago ─ Mr. Adam Scott left one day last week for Chicago, where he intends residing, having secured a position as fireman on the railroad.  He will be greatly missed by his old friends, who wish him all success in his new undertaking.

 

Appointed teachers ─ Miss M. Scott, who is at present attending the Normal School at Ottawa, has been engaged as Principal in the Doon School.  Mr. Albert Little, who is also attending the Normal School at Ottawa, has been appointed teacher in the Dickie Settlement or Pine Bush School for next year.  Mr. Jas. Ramsay, at present teaching in Beverly, is engaged to teach the Lake School for 1891.

 

Returned ─ Miss McCormick has returned from her visit to Drumbo, where she was visiting her sister, Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Hunters ─ Sportsmen are still to be seen around here, although the farmers order them off as soon as they set foot on their premises.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

May 15th 1891.

 

Sheep ─ Mr. John Gilchrist was aroused the other night by his sheep rushing past the house, being chased by dogs.  He at once followed them, with gun in hand, and shot one them, killing him on the spot.  He then followed the other, which ran to a neighbour’s, where it son met the same fate by its owner.  Mr. Gilchrist performed the midnight slaughter with wonderful dexterity, and deserves credit for capturing the two bloodthirsty brutes before they had done any further damage.  This is a good lesson for all those who allow their dogs to roam about at night.

 

Missionary work ─ The people in this vicinity have been much pleased of late in listening to Mr. John McGregor, of Galt, who has been in Manitoulin Island for some time past as missionary in connection with Knox Church, and who taught in our school some years ago, when we were small, but yet we cannot forget the many kind acts that he showed us then, and we are glad to think that he is now engaged in such a noble work, and that it is prospering in his hands.

 

On a visit ─   Messrs. L. and R. Bourmaster, who went to British Columbia about a year ago, have returned on a visit to their parents, as their father has not been well for some time.  The boys look hale and hearty, and report times as good in the West, where they intend returning in a short time.

 

Fire ─ Last Saturday, as a relative was trying to put a grave in order in our cemetery, it was necessary to burn up some rubbish.  Everything being very dry, the fire spread, and in spite of those who turned out with pails and carried water, much of the ground was burned, and great difficulty was experienced in preventing contiguous fences and buildings from igniting.  However, all danger past, the fire will do good, as all the old grass has been burned off, and soon this “Gods acre”, which holds so many of those whom we have loved and lost, will be bright and green with the young grass that will spring up.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 17th 1891.

 

Social at the Killean School ─ As Mr. Charlton, teacher of the Killean School, is about to sever his connection with the school, to take a course at the G.C.I., on the 6th, the residents of the section assembled at the school to make him a presentation and also to spend a short time in social enjoyment.  About four hundred assembled at the school, and after partaking of refreshments, most lavishly provided by the ladies, Mr. John Gilchrist was called to the chair, when Misses Battle and Ferguson made the presentation to Mr. Charlton of a very valuable silver watch with gold chain, accompanied with a congratulatory address.  Mr. Charlton eloquently thanked his friends for their kindness, and addresses were then delivered by Mr. McCormick, Mr. Jas. Ramsay, and Mr. J. W. Gilchrist.  Music was contributed by Miss Scott, Miss Charlton, Miss Laur, and Miss Ferguson, and a duet was rendered by Miss Battle and Miss Munro.  All agreed that this was the most successful social ever held at Killean School.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean Correspondence

February 9th 1892.

 

Surprise Party ─ A number of the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stewart surprised them on Wednesday evening, February 3rd.  They were very hospitably entertained and a pleasant evening was passed.

 

Reunion ─ The Patrons of Industry, of S.S. No. 5, held a reunion and oyster supper at the residence of Mr. McPherson, of the 3rd Concession, and a very enjoyable time followed, in dancing, games, et cetera.

 

In Luck ─ Mr. James McDonald, of Crieff, had the good fortune to win 3rd prize in a puzzle competition, presented by a firm in the United States.  The prize consisted of a town lot in Tallahassee, Florida, and while extending our congratulations to Mr. McDonald on his good luck, we hope that it will not be the means of his leaving us.

 

 Mails ─ Clyde and Killean Post Offices have recently experienced a great deal of annoyance and inconvenience by the post officials on the C.P.R..  The outgoing mail was not taken on four consecutive days on one occasion, and we were deprived of the Mercury newspaper and other incoming mail from Thursday till Saturday, and the outgoing mail has not gone the last two days.  Killean and Clyde may not be as large as some places, but we feel entitled to a share of the common rights, especially at the hands of Government officials and the great Canadian Railway.

 

Storm ─ A severe thunderstorm on Sunday evening created considerable surprise among the weather wise.

 

Personals ─ Miss Blanche Paddock had her arm severely injured by the overturning of a cutter, last week.  Mr. Jas. McCaig, of Brandon, Manitoba, son of Mr. Hector McCaig, is visiting home at present.  Miss McKellar, of Kirkwall, is visiting friends here.

 

Death ─ The news of the death of Mr. John McGeachy, at Lockport, United States, on Tuesday February 2nd, created much sorrow among his many friends here.  Mr. McGeachy was born in Puslinch, and by his industry and perseverance, was enabled to purchase a farm on the 2nd Concession.  After working it for a number of years, he sold out, and accepted an agency in the Sylvester Manufacturing Company for a couple of years, and finally moved to Lockport with his family, where he lived till his death.  Mr. McGeachy’s amiable disposition and other good qualities endeared him to a large circle of acquaintances, who sincerely regret his early death, at the age of 35 years.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

February 12th 1892.

 

On a Wedding Tour ─ Mr. W. H. Paddock, who was brought up in this neighbourhood and lived here until a few years ago, when he went to the West, has not only succeeded in acquiring his portion of the wealth of the Province of Manitoba, but also has returned for a short visit, bringing his wife along with him.  We wish Mr. and Mrs. Paddock very much happiness in their Western home.

 

Personal ─ Miss M. V. McKellar, of Valens, is at present a guest of Mrs. McKellar.  Miss McCormick is in Drumbo, attending her sister, Mrs. L. Ferguson, who is lying dangerously ill with la grippe.

 

Runaway ─ On Saturday last, while a number of Mr. J. Paddock’s family, in company with their friends, were enjoying a sleigh ride, the horses, a very spirited team, took fright and ran away, dashing up and down hill at lightning speed for some time, when the gate of Mr. Paddock’s farm, which is some distance from the homestead, was reached, and the horses turned in, dumping their load in the act.  When the jolly sleigh-riders recovered themselves, some were bruised and bleeding about the face, while others received more serious injuries.  Miss Blanche had her arm so severely twisted that we expect that she will be laid up for some time.  It was feared that Mrs. W. H. Paddock, of Manitoba, had also received serious injuries, but by the next morning the fear was abated.  By the kindness of Mr. Ferguson and Miss Kennedy, the unfortunate sleigh load was looked after during the afternoon.

 

    Meeting ─ A series of meetings will be held in the schoolhouse, commencing Monday evening next.  We are anticipating grand meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean Correspondence

February 22nd 1892.

 

The Late Angus McCormick ─ Another of the early settlers of the township has passed away.  Mr. Angus McCormick died at his residence in Puslinch on February 13th, in the 67th year of his age.  He was born near Tarbert, Kintyre, Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1824, the youngest of a family of seven sons, who have preceded him to “the land from whence no traveller ere returns”, all of whom, with their parents, sleep in our quiet cemetery.  Mrs. John Thompson, of Bathgate, Dakota, is now the only surviving member of this well known family, whose energy and perseverance have left us so many traces in this locality.  Arriving in Puslinch in 1837, they were among the first settlers and their experience and hospitality were at the disposal of later arrivals, whose hearts they cheered by their friendly welcome and encouraged by their example.  Mr. McCormick was married in 1851 to Miss Barbara Blair, and they settled on Lot 18, Gore of Puslinch, and subsequently, on Front Lot 20, where he remained until his death.  Up to the past year, he always enjoyed good health, but recently his health failed until he finally passed away quietly, and was buried in Killean on Monday, the 15th.  Mr. McCormick shared many of the good qualities of his family.  Upright and honourable in his dealings and of a kindly disposition, he won many sincere friends.  He leaves a widow, two sons, and four daughters.

 

Left ─ Mr. Simon Gingerich left for his future home on Thursday last, with a team and the necessary effects to commence farming in Michigan, whither he will be followed in a few days by Mrs. Gingerich, to the sincere regret of their many friends.

 

Notes ─ Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Ramsay were visiting friends here last week.  Mr. Fred Schaumburg is visiting his mother, in Hornellsville, New York, who is ill with the grippe.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 22nd 1892.

 

Personal and General ─ Mr. R. Galbraith, Mathematical Master of the Cobourg High School, is spending a few days with friends in this vicinity.  Miss Bessie Gilchrist, who attended the Ottawa Normal School last term, has completed her course very successfully.

 

A large addition is being added to the residence of Mr. Ferguson.  This will add greatly to the appearance of the house and village, and will, no doubt, prove to be a great convenience.

 

Mr. L. Bourmaster, railroad contractor, has been visiting his mother and other friends for a few days.  Mr. Bourmaster connected his trip with business, as he employed a number of hands in Toronto before returning.

 

Mr. James Ramsay, a Killean boy, now teacher in the Lake School, is spending his holidays in Manitoba.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott and Mr. Adam Scott, of Chicago, are spending a few days at their father’s.

 

Dr. Neil McPhatter, son of Matthew McPhatter, of Beverly, has been home on a visit after spending about three months in Europe, getting a further insight into surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

The Local News

July 29th 1892.

 

Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Killean, who holds a second class certificate, has been appointed to the staff of the Galt schools.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 7th 1896.

 

Locally, the interest of the election on Monday centred chiefly in the election of councillors, the issue between the deputy-reeve candidates not affecting us on this side to such an extent as those on the eastern side.  Having for the first time in a number of years a local man in the field, called out a larger number than would probably otherwise have ventured out, as the majority wished to see Mr. Gilchrist elected.  Mr. Gilchrist has every requisite for a first-class councillor, and the trust reposed in him by the electors throughout the township will not, we think, be miscarried.

 

Messrs. Shea and King have leased a farm in the vicinity of Valens, and will take possession in the spring.

 

Mr. D. MacLarty, of North Dakota, is visiting his cousin, Mr. MacLarty.

 

Mr. John Scott, of Manitoulin, who was here attending the funeral of his father, Mr. William Scott, has returned home.

 

 

 

 

 

Giants at Killean

May 28th 1897.

 

Killean, six miles from Galt, is not a very large village and the country immediately surrounding it is not densely populated, but that section has one feature that it is doubtful if many can equal.  Saturday evening, a number were gathered together in Killean and their appearance was such as to attract attention.  Eight of them averaged 6 feet 2 inches in height and 200 pounds in weight.  Within sight of that knot of vigorous specimens of humanity were two other giants.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. McPhatter Married

October 1st 1897.

 

Dr. Neil McPhatter, of Denver, Colorado, son of Matthew McPhatter, of Puslinch, was married on September 16th at Putnam, Connecticut, to Miss Bertha E, Hammond, daughter of Mr. George A. Hammond, silk manufacturer, of that place.  The following is from the Worcester Daily Spy, of Massachusetts, September 17th:

 

The marriage of Miss Bertha Elizabeth Hammond, daughter of Mr. George A. Hammond, to Dr. Neil McPhatter, took place here on Thursday afternoon, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Oak Hill.  It was the social event of the season, and many out of town guests were present.

 

The ceremony was performed by Reverend F. D. Sargent, under a canopy of pink satin, white asters, and smilax.  Two little maids, dressed in pink, led the bridal march, scattering roses.  They were followed by Miss Louis Burch, of Utica, New York, the maid of honour, and then came the bride and groom.  The bride’s gown was an imported creation of ivory satin, with a square yoke of muslin de soie, trimmed with a deep ruffle of point appliqué lace.  She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley, and her veil of point appliqué was held by a coronet of the same flowers. 

 

Following the ceremony came an elaborate wedding breakfast, served by Delmonico, of New York, and the Amphion Orchestra, of Boston, was in attendance.  The couple left in the afternoon for an extended bridal trip.  Among the expensive wedding presents was an exquisite diamond necklace, the gift of the groom.  They will reside in Denver.

 

 

 

 

 

Sudden Death in Puslinch

July 21st 1898.

 

The Galt Reporter of Saturday says that John Lorne Ramsay, youngest son of Mrs. Alex Ramsay, of the Gore of Puslinch, died very suddenly and unexpectedly at about three o’ clock on that morning.  At that hour, moans were heard coming from the young man’s bedroom, and on going to his side, two or three members of the family were just in time to hold him in their arms ere the spark of life flickered out.

 

He was a popular young man of good character, and was well and favourably known in that section of the country.  Dr. Cameron was sent for almost immediately after the discovery of the young man’s condition, and he drove to the residence, but there was nothing to be done.  It is thought that death was caused by over-heating in the harvest field on Friday, congestion of the brain setting in and causing the bursting of a blood vessel.  After hearing the facts, Coroner Varden decided an inquest would be unnecessary.

 

The deceased was about twenty-one years of age.  Mrs. Ramsay and a family of seven survive, among whom is Mr. James Ramsay, of Hespeler.  The remains were interred in the Killean Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

September 19th 1898.

 

To Ship Stock from Manitoulin ─ Mr. Wm. Moran left on Thursday for Cockburn Island to ship cattle and sheep purchased earlier in the season.

 

Mr. John Gilchrist left Tuesday morning to visit the Ottawa fair.

 

Meetings ─ Dr. Cameron and Mr. Alexander held a meeting here on Monday, the 12th, in the interests of prohibition.  Messrs. Struthers and Wendell conducted the services on Sunday evening.

 

Visitors ─ Miss Scott, of Manitoulin Island, is the guest of Miss Carrie Paddock.  Miss McLean, of Morriston, is also visiting friends here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

October 11th 1898.

 

Those who visited the Puslinch Township Fair had a very pleasant day, and the directors deserve every credit in maintaining the interest in our local show among the many attractions of the season.  Among the exhibitors from this side, Mr. Evan Gilchrist was the most successful.

 

Mr. McLean, of the Galt Y.M.C.A., who occasionally conducted the evening services, gave his farewell address on Sunday evening, October 2nd, prior to leaving for Toronto.  Mr. McLean, during his occasional visits, has won many friends here, who wish him every success in his new home.

 

Miss Jennie Ferguson is visiting friends in Michigan.  Miss Nellie and Mr. Oliver Bryce are also visiting in Michigan.

 

Mrs. Thomas Young, of Listowel, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Elliott.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

November 10th 1898.

 

Mrs. Thomas Robertson met with a serious fall while picking apples last week.

 

Mr. James H. Simpson, of Guelph, and his son, Robert, called on friends last week.

 

That artful dodger, the cottontail, is increasing in number and causes a great deal of trouble to hound and hunter.

 

A somewhat long and busy season has been brought to a close by the housing of the turnips, and our local sportsmen have had some leisure to take in the swamps.  With the exception of hare, game is very scarce.

 

Dr. McPhatter’s many friends are pleased to have him in their midst once more.  The occasion of the doctor’s visit is the continued illness of his father, Mr. Matthew McPhatter, and his niece, Miss Jane Paddock.  Miss Carrie Paddock is progressing favourably under his care.

 

One of our local sportsmen imported three pair of German hare, with a view to restocking our swamps.  Though they proved very prolific, they have not shown any liking for cedar brush, but burrow about the barn and outbuildings with such persistence that his ingenuity is now taxed to find a means of getting rid of them.

 

 

 

 

 

Concert at Killean

February 23rd 1899.

 

The schoolhouse in the picturesque hamlet of Killean was last night the scene of a huge gathering and a very enjoyable concert.  It was originated by the singing class of the section, which is becoming quite a choral society, for the purpose of raising funds for the purchase of an organ, used at religious meetings held in the school on Sunday evenings, meetings conducted by Mr. R. G. Struthers, of Galt.

 

Those who took part in the programme were the Killean Choir, the Morriston Choir, Miss Patten, who gave two readings, Mr. James E. Kerr, two readings, Mr. R. B. Ferguson and Miss Henderson, a duet, and Mr. R. G. Struthers, an address.  The chair was very efficiently occupied by Reverend Mr. Robertson, of Morriston.  At the conclusion of the entertainment, refreshments were served.  The schoolhouse was literally packed to the doors.  The receipts amounted to $26.

 

 

 

 

 

Robbery at Killean

July 27th 1899.

 

Chief Ahern has been notified that the General Store at Killean was last night entered by burglars, who carried off some dry goods, including a role of cottonade and a twenty-five cent caddy of chewing tobacco.  A dog is kept to watch the store, but the dog made no remarks and there was no disturbance of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

June 12th 1907.

 

Miss Mary Scott, of Dumfries, spent Monday with her mother and sister here.

 

Mr. James McAllister, of Galt, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. Donald McAllister.

 

Mrs. D. McMillan, of Morriston, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. A. McMillan, last Sunday.

 

Mr. John Livergood and sister, Miss N. Livergood, of Preston, visited friends here on Sunday.

 

The stork called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. McMillan with a fine baby boy on Tuesday of last week.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the hospitable home of Mrs. J. Cooper, on Friday evening.  This being the May meeting, it was also the annual meeting, the following officers being elected for the new term: President ─ Mrs. A. Cochrane, Vice-President ─ Mrs. Jacob Cooper, Secretary-Treasurer, Miss McLeod.  At the conclusion of the program, Mrs. Cooper, assisted by her niece, Miss Charlotte Gilchrist, treated those present to a dainty luncheon.

 

Owing to the teachers’ convention being held at Guelph on May 22nd and 23rd, Empire Day was observed in our school on Monday afternoon.  Patriotic addresses were made by Mr. John Scott Senior and Mr. John Gilchrist, ex-C.C., and an instructive address, entitled “The Flag” was given by King’s Sergeant Wilkinson.  Mr. Marshall Ferguson, by the request of the pupils, ably filled the chair.  Patriotic readings and songs were rendered by the pupils, and an essay, “The Greatness of Our Heritage”, read in a manner reflecting great credit on the reader, Miss May McCormick.  At the conclusion of the program, the ladies of the section served a dainty lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Killean News

July 9th 1912.

 

The results of the recent promotion examination in Killean Public School, in order of merit, are the following:

 

Sr. III to Jr. IV:

Scott H. Fixter, Christena McMillan, Rosena Burmaster

Sr. II to Jr. III:

Margaret P. A. Fixter

Jr. II to Sr. II:

Margaret Milroy, William Ball, Isabella Burmaster, Angus McMillan, Robert Burmaster

Jr. I to Sr. I:

Clarence Bartless, Grace Mary Fixter, Gordon Black

 

Margaret Pansy A. Fixter has very successfully passed her primary examination in music, obtaining 100 per cent.

 

Miss Minnie McLeod, of Guelph teaching staff, and former teacher of Killean, is now a very welcome visitor in our midst.

 

Miss Irene Prestein, of Hespeler, and now home from Normal School in Hamilton, was a visitor last week.

 

Sunday School is being well attended by children and grown ups.

 

Haying is in full swing.  Some fields have a bountiful crop, while others are not so good.

 

Rain is needed for spring crops.  Quite an electrical storm passed over here, but not much rain fell on Friday.

 

In a few weeks time, rural mail delivery will be along our line.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Killean News

August 14th 1912.

 

Puslinch P.O., Ont., Rural Route No. 2 is now the P.O. address of those residing on the 1st Concession, Puslinch, taking in Crieff and Killean Post Offices to the town line between Wellington County, S. R., and Waterloo County, along the town line to Gore, then back to Puslinch P.O.  While it means a convenience to those at a distance from each post office, still, on account of the former associations of our parents and grandparents, who, some 47 years ago, were instrumental in getting the Killean Post Office opened, which to them was a great convenience, in earlier years Galt being the nearest Post Office.  We owe to their memory loving gratitude for the many privileges that we have enjoyed all these years.  We had one of the best country mail connections there was to be had here, while one and all received the same kind and courteous attention from our Postmaster, Mr. Marshall Ferguson, and his sister, Miss Isabella Ferguson.  Mr. Marshall Ferguson’s father was the first Postmaster, and the late John Scott posted the first letter that was posted in Killean.  It was with deep regret that Killean Post Office is now closed.

 

Crieff Church and Sunday School held a picnic at Puslinch Lake on Thursday of last week.

 

Mrs. John Paddock starts on Wednesday of this week on an extended visit to her daughter, Mrs. Henry Argae, of Oak River, Manitoba, and also to visit her six sons in different parts of the West.

 

Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McLean, who moved to Cochrane, last spring, and their many friends will be pleased to hear of their doing fine there.  Roads are being made from Cochrane through the townships to the farms of intending settlers.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

August 19th 1912.

 

A number in this section and surrounding neighbourhood intend going West on the harvest excursion.

 

Harvesting of oats has been hindered by the rain, most of them are cut, and very few have been taken in.

 

The contract has been let for a new fence around our school playground, which will add to the good appearance of the school.

 

Mrs. Duncan McAllister and young daughter, Grace, of Crieff, have gone on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Alex Mitchell, of Tomstown, New Ontario.

 

 

P. C. (Police Constable) Mansfield McLarty, a member of the famous tug-of-war team of a few years ago, of Killean, won second place in the police games at Toronto, last week.  He won third place in the Dominion police games held at Montreal a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 9th 1912.

 

Everyone was delighted when the weather cleared.  Farmers are busy preparing the fall wheat seeding.  Corn looks better than last year, and has not suffered by being broken down with storms.  It is hoped that the potatoes will escape the blight that causes rot.  Some complaints are heard of some that are in low land being affected.

 

Mrs. Andrew Munroe and her daughter, Miss Grace Munroe, of Puslinch Station, were guests of Miss Ferguson, on Sunday last.

 

Miss Christina McLarty, late of New York City, is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alex McCormick.

 

Mr. David Milroy has erected a fine silo.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 16th 1912.

 

In the passing away of Mrs. Peter Gilchrist, who died on Wednesday morning, September 11th, after a short illness of pneumonia, Killean loses one of its best known  and most highly respected residents, and to her surviving husband, Mr. Peter Gilchrist, and to his family, the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended, in their bereavement.  The funeral was held on Friday afternoon to Killean Cemetery and was very largely attended.  Service was conducted by Reverend J. L. Small, of Hespeler.

 

A fine rain fell here on Sunday last, which will do a great deal of good to the fall wheat seeding.  Germination of the seed should be good this year, as the ground is in excellent condition.

 

Threshers are very busy now, being delayed so long at the beginning of their season that they now have to make the best use of their time, before the silo filling commences.

 

Mr. Thomas Paddock is having a stone kitchen and wood shed built to his house.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 25th 1912.

 

Mr. McKellar, of California, is on a visit to his brother, Mr. A. McKellar.

 

Reverend S. Lawrence, pastor of Duff’s Church, Morriston, and Knox Church, Crieff, visited in this neighbourhood on Wednesday.

 

Mr. Hugh Guthrie, M.P., and Mrs. Guthrie have our sincere sympathy in the serious illness of their child.  We earnestly hope that their loved one will soon recover health and strength.

 

Mr. Mansfield McLarty, of Toronto police force, was visiting friends here last week.

 

Quite a number from here attended the Galt show on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 30th 1912.

 

Corn cutting and silo filling are now the order of work that our farmers are busy helping each other with.  Better neighbours would be hard to find when it comes to any work in which they need each other’s help.  All are so willing to do their best to give the needed assistance.

 

A pleasant gathering took place at the home of Mrs. Grace Paddock, when her five sisters and a cousin, Mrs. John Martin, joined her at her beautiful residence on Thursday, September 26th, to wish her many happy returns on her birthday.  Her sisters, Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. Margaret Scott, Mrs. John McAninch, all of Puslinch, and Miss Charlotte McPhatter and Miss Jessie E. McPhatter, both of Beverly, and all of them daughters of the late Mr. Matthew McPhatter, and his wife, Jean Ramsay, early pioneers of Puslinch, after spending the afternoon in pleasing remembrances of years gone by, sat down to a sumptuous and lovely tea table to enjoy the many dainties upon it.  Before the gathering parted, it was unanimously planned that each of the sisters should celebrate their next birthday in a similar manner.  Mrs. Paddock received numerous gifts to remember her, in days to come, of their happy meeting together.

 

We are all glad to hear that Mr. William McCormick, who was laid up with pneumonia, is improving.

 

Quite a number of the school children are laid up with a bad cold.

 

Our township show, at Aberfoyle, will be attended by quite a number from Killean, tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

October 7th 1912.

 

A meeting of the Bible Society was held last Sunday afternoon in Killean schoolhouse.  Mr. R. G. Struthers and Mr. Hamilton, of Galt, gave instructive addresses on the work of the society, and gave well illustrated reasons why we should support it liberally, for without the work and support of the Bible Society the missionaries’ efforts would be of no avail.

 

Miss Christena McLarty will speak on Tuesday October 8th, at 7:30, in the Killean Hall about “A Character Building Library”, and will discuss a “Liberal Education”.

 

Sacrament service was observed in Crieff Church on Sunday last.

 

Mangles and potato crops are now being harvested.

 

 Master Scott H. Fixter and Miss Margaret P. A. Fixter, who mere both laid up with a severe cold, are now able to return to school.

 

A number from this neighbourhood will attend the Rockton Fair on Wednesday.

 

Mr. John Gilchrist, our ex-Reeve and county councillor, intends taking in the trip to Mount Forest to hear Sir Wilfred Laurier and other noted speakers on Monday October 7th.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

October 15th 1912.

 

Mr. James Harmer, of Aberfoyle, collector of taxes for Puslinch Township, paid us his annual visit this week, one noticeable feature being how, year by year, they are steadily increasing.  Soon, they will be double the amount that they were some eight or ten years ago.  Then, we had until the end of the year to pay them, without anything being said.  Now, if taxes are not paid by December 16th 1 fine of 2 per cent on the dollar is imposed the next day after the 16th.  While it makes little difference to some when they pay, having money in plenty on hand, still, we should think of others who may not be so fortunate, and may have stock to sell that may not have been delivered perhaps on that day but would before the New Year.  It is too bad to make such persons give two per cent when it was not all their fault.  If all could go by the golden rule, to do to others as they would wish done unto themselves, it would be helping not the few but the many.

 

Miss Charlotte McAninch collected for missionaries on Friday last from Knox Church, Crieff.

 

Collectors for the Bible Society of Killean district this year are Miss Margaret Ball, Miss Mary McMillan, Miss May McCormick, and Miss Minnie Nesbitt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

November 5th 1912.

 

The beautiful weather is a great aid to the Farmers securing their root crops in good condition.  Threshing for this section is almost completed for another year.  Grain has produced a much better sample than last year.  Many complaints have been heard of potatoes rotting since being taken in.

 

Miss Charlotte Gilchrist, who is attending the Clinton Model School, spent Thanksgiving at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist.  Miss Katherine Gilchrist, who is attending the Galt Collegiate, spent Thanksgiving at home.

 

Miss Grace McMillan, who is attending the Guelph Collegiate, spent the holidays at her home here.

 

Miss Minnie M. Nesbitt, teacher, spent Thanksgiving at her mother’s home, near Cumnock, Ontario.

 

Mrs. John McLean and son, Lorne, of Galt, visited friends here last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

November 22nd 1912.

 

Miss Christina McLarty, formerly one of us, has presented several volumes of “The Young Folks Treasury” to the school library.  On the front page of one volume is written the following paragraphs, taken from “A Liberal Education”:

 

We are so young, so enthusiastic, so highly imaginative, and so blessed with an inborn love for the highest principles of morality, and these attributes, along with the possession of one of the finest countries in the world, should cause us to unceasingly endeavour to give all of our boys and girls, both native and foreign alike, a liberal education, equal to, if not superior, to that given by any other country in the world.

 

An opportunity to obtain a liberal education is the base, and a full franchise for woman is the treble of the new chord that will eventually harmonize each and all of us in our broad and beautiful Dominion of Canada, and fittingly prepare us to take our place among the nations of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

December 3rd 1912.

 

Mr. Archie McPhatter was a visitor at the home of his sister, Mrs. Margaret Scott, this week.

 

Mr. Wm. Allison, of Galt, purchased in this neighbourhood last week some nice fat cattle for his Christmas and New Year trade, for which he is paying 7 cents per pound when delivered.

 

The sound of the axe is heard in our neighbourhood, and we may look for quite a change in the appearance of our scenery in this place, by spring.

 

Making Christmas cake and mince-meat ready for the Christmas pie, along with the usual plum pudding being prepared, is taking up the attention of busy housewives, and the children are hoping that dear old Santa Claus will have favourable weather to visit them all again this year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

December 27th 1912.

 

The annual school meeting of the ratepayers of the section was held on Thursday December 26th, for the purpose of transacting the school business and to elect a trustee.  Mr. Henry Fixter was appointed to fill the place of Mr. Robert Burmaster, retiring trustee.  Mr. Marshall Ferguson was secretary of the meeting, and Mr. Thomas Gilchrist, auditor of accounts.

 

Mr. John W. Gilchrist and wife, of St. Catharines, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gilchrist and family, of Weyburn, Saskatchewan… (incomplete)

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 6th 1913.

 

We are sorry to report that Mr. Archie Cochrane is very seriously ill with pneumonia.

 

Mrs. Henry Fixter and Mrs. Scott Senior spent Thursday of last week in Guelph.

 

Mr. Arch. McMillan and Miss Mary McMillan, Miss Lena McPhatter, and Mr. Fred Paddock spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wickie, of Harriston.

 

Miss Minnie M. Nesbitt, teacher, has returned after spending the holidays at her home in Cumnock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Cook, of Clyde, called on friends here last week.

 

Mr. George Fixter, of New York, spent a few days with his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fixter.

 

Miss Kate Gilchrist and Miss Grace McMillan have resumed their studies at the G.C.I., (Galt Collegiate Institute) Galt.

 

 Miss Charlotte Gilchrist has gone to Wellesley, where she has been engaged as teacher.

 

Miss Beatrice McMillan, of Morriston, is spending a few days with her cousin, Miss Charlotte McMillan.

 

Mrs. William Mason spent Christmas with her daughter, Mrs. Alexander McKenzie, 39 Delhi Street, Guelph.

 

Miss Mary Taylor, of the O.A.C., Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. Peter Laur, last week.

 

Mr. Geo. McCoy, of Lyndonville, New York, is paying a flying visit to his old home.

 

The people of our section are pleased to hear that our teacher, Miss Nesbitt, will teach another term.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Laur took a trip to Berlin and other points.

 

Mr. Jno. McIntosh, of Galt, called on friends here on New Year’s.

 

Mr. Jas. Ramsay, of Hespeler, and Mr. Jno. Wilkinson, who has just returned to Galt after a few years in the West and the United States, visited friends here during the holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

More News from the Village of Killean

January 6th 1913.

 

Those from here who attended the political meeting at Aberfoyle on January 2nd, were more than pleased with the most splendid speech given by Hugh Guthrie, M.P., on the naval policy.

 

Mr. Henry Fixter, breeder of purebred Ohio Improved Chester white pigs, sold a young brood sow to go to the West last week.

 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. Arch. Cochrane and family in his very serious illness of double pneumonia, and we sincerely hope for his speedy recovery.

 

Some of those who delivered fat cattle from this neighbourhood on Monday January 6th were Mr. Wm. Bond, Mr. Angus McPherson Senior, and Mr. Angus McPherson Junior, to Mr. Menzies, of Galt, and Mr. Henry Fixter, to Mr. Wm. Alison, of Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

January 27th 1913.

 

Those who take an interest in the political issue of the day are indeed very proud of the admirable speech given before the House of Commons, recently, by Mr. Hugh Guthrie, M.P..  We hope that some day our County of Wellington will be honoured through Mr. Guthrie being the one to fill the position of Prime Minister.

 

Messrs. Arch. McKellar, Marshall Ferguson, and Thomas Gilchrist attended the Oddfellows Lodge at Hespeler on Wednesday evening last.

 

Mr. D. McMillan has recently sold to his brother, Mr. J. McMillan, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a fine team of horses, receiving a handsome figure for them.

 

We are pleased to learn that Mr. Arch. Cochrane is speedily recovering from his recent severe illness.

 

Mr. Wm Gilchrist, of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, recently took a short course in judging horses at the O.A.C., Guelph.

 

Miss Bella Ball, the clever young pupil, who passed her entrance examination when 11 years of age, has, after a rest from studies for a time, resumed her school work again.  We wish her continued success.

 

Mr. George Paddock, 1st Concession, spent Saturday visiting his uncle, Mr. Geo. Martin, at Berlin.

 

Master Scott H. Fixter and Miss Margaret Pansy A. Fixter, who were laid up with a bad cold, are able to return to school again.

 

Mrs. Wm. Gilchrist, of Weyburne, who with Mr. Gilchrist and their two sons, was visiting at the home of Mr. Peter Gilchrist, have gone to visit Mrs. Gilchrist’s parents and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scott, of Dumfries.

 

Miss Devina Gilchrist visited her friend, Miss Bella Ferguson, on Friday.

 

Mr. L. Tinning, general merchant, of Clyde, had a carload of corn shipped to Leslie’s Station, last week, for which he got a ready sale, off the car, to farmers in this vicinity.

 

We are pleased to learn that those who have been ill from pneumonia and other ailments, in our midst, are improving.

 

The recent rains have flooded creeks and swamps to overflowing, and the bright sunshine is very welcome, even if Jack Frost does not accompany it.

 

Mr. Liguawa, buyer of fat hogs for Mr. Gear, of Galt, was around this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

February 17th 1913.

 

Mr. Gordon Ironside and men are busy filling cars with wood at Leslie’s Station.

 

Mrs. Thos Aikens and son, Wilson, of Galt, called on Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, on Wednesday last.

 

Miss Isabella Ferguson and Miss Minnie M. Nesbitt spent a pleasant day on Saturday, the 8th, visiting the former’s aunts and uncle, Mrs. Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Marshall, of Puslinch Station.

 

Mrs. John Scott Senior visited her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock, Gore, on Thursday.

 

Mr. Marshall Ferguson and Mr. Harold Ball were pleasantly surprised while cutting wood recently, to find three good-sized coons in one tree, and since then, they have got two more, making a nice addition to the good number of skins of fur-bearing animals, secured by them this winter.

 

Mrs. Robert Burmaster, who has been ill most of the winter with inflammatory rheumatism, is some better again.

 

Mr. John Milroy, town line, is recovering slowly from his late illness.

 

Report has it that the Forest grist mill and farm has been sold for $5000.

 

We earnestly hope that the Winter Fair may be retained in Guelph, and think that the Armory grounds would be an ideal place to make further additions to give the needed extra accommodation.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

March 4th 1913.

 

We have had real winter lately.  The month has entered as a lion in every sense of the word.  Snow is deeper now than at any time here this winter.  The wheat fields are well covered with snow, which should be quite a protection to it from the March frosts.

 

Mr. Jacob Cooper and Mr. Henry Fixter will ship fat hogs on Wednesday, and are getting around $9.00 per cwt., live weight, at Galt and Hespeler.

 

Mr. Wm. And Mrs. Gilchrist and their two sons left last Tuesday for their home in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

 

Mr. R. Ball, of Sheffield, called on Miss Margaret Ball and Mr. Harold Ball and Master William Ball on Thursday last week.

 

 Mr. Archie Cochrane is spending a few days in Berlin, the guest of his brother, Mr. John Cochrane.

 

Mrs. Sims, of Sheffield, was a visitor at the home of Mr. Marshall Ferguson and his sister, Miss Isabel Ferguson, one day last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

March 17th 1913.

 

The colder weather of Sunday and Monday made us feel that spring was going to delay its coming a little longer than last week’s beautiful days, with the robins singing their merry “Cheer up, spring is here!”.  The ground hogs were also seen very often.  So far the wheat has wintered well, and unless the spring frosts do it harm, it has a chance to be far better than last year.

 

The Bell Telephone men are busy erecting their poles along the sideroad, between lots 15 and 16, down as far as the 1st Concession.  Then, they will erect them along the 1st Concession eastward,

 

Mr. Wm. Paddock, foreman, and men of the Guelph Cartage Company, who are cutting timber on Lot 14, Rear of the 1st Concession, have about completed their cutting for the year, as also have Mr. Joseph Sander’s men on Lot 13, 1st Concession.  Mr. Walter Black has the contract on both lots for sawing the logs into lumber, and will commence his sawmill work shortly.

 

Mr. Mansfield McLarty, of Toronto, paid a visit to friends here on Monday last.

 

Mr. Andrew Leichman, of Paris, visited at the home of Mr. Peter Gilchrist, last week.

 

Miss Isabella Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, visited her cousin, Miss Margaret Ball, over Saturday.

 

Mr. D. Milroy returned from a trip to Essex last week.

 

Mr. John Fraser, of Guelph, visited friends here last week.

 

The auction sale held on the farm of Mr. John Gilchrist was well attended and good prices were realized.

 

Quite a number are complaining of having bad colds.  Dr. S. E. Charlton, of Galt, and Dr. Ochs, of Preston, were called last week to attend the sick among us, but we are glad to note that the patients are making rapid recovery from their illness.

 

Following is the report for School Section No. 7, Puslinch, for January and February:

 

Fifth class:

Margaret Ball ─ 73.

Junior Fourth:

Christena McMillan ─ 472, Scott Fixter ─ 469, Rosena Burmaster ─ 310.

Junior Third:

Margaret Fixter ─ 378.

Senior Second Class:

Margaret Milroy ─ 395, William Ball ─ 362, Isabella Burmaster ─ 331, Angus McMillan ─ 310, Robert Burmaster ─ 286.

Junior Second Class:

Clarence Bartels ─ 259, Grace Fixter ─ 220.

Teacher:

Minnie M. Nesbitt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

April 1st 1913.

 

Mr. Thomas J. Gilchrist was presented with a beautiful Masonic pin by his brother Masons in this locality.

 

Mr. Marshall Ferguson spent part of Easter week in Toronto on business.

 

Miss Janet Gilchrist and Miss Charlotte Gilchrist, teachers, spent their Easter holiday at their homes here.

 

The gale of Friday night did quite a considerable amount of damage here, stripping shingles off buildings, unroofing others, breaking down trees, and overturning fences and everything else that was not securely fastened.  The heavy rain that fell on Sunday night, Monday morning, and Tuesday morning will not help the mows of feed that have been uncovered by the gale.

 

Roads are in a very bad condition and only necessity causes them to be used.

 

Mr. Charles Martin and Mr. Duncan McAllister are busy among us with their circular saw, sawing our summer’s supply of wood.

 

Mrs. James Cook and Mrs. Margaret Scott visited their sister, Mrs. Grace Paddock, at the beginning of this week.  We are pleased to report that Mrs. Paddock is making steady improvement from her recent illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

April 2nd 1913.

 

The beautiful weather of the past week has made the farmers very active in the cultivation of their land.  Quite a number have fields in readiness fro sowing, and some have sown oats and barley.  The frost of Saturday night and Sunday night may be a setback to wheat and young clover fields.

 

The ladies who are home gardeners are also in readiness, with numerous packages of seeds, to begin their work of planting, and are willing to do little chores to help the busy men folk, in order that they may be able to spare a little time to plow the garden plot for them.  Which of the ladies will have the best garden this year?  This is the best time to begin to try.

 

Mrs. Scott Senior spent the weekend visiting her sister, Mrs. James Cook, Leslie’s. (that is Leslie’s Station or Puslinch Station)

 

Miss Isabella Ferguson visited her sister, Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, Mill Creek, on Wednesday last.

 

Mr. Marshall Ferguson and Mr. Archie McKellar visited Mr. Donald Stewart on Sunday week.

 

Mrs. Henderson and Miss May Jameson visited their sister, Mrs. Geo. M. Paddock, of the 1st Concession, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles visited Mr. and Mrs. Bartels, of Hespeler, on Sunday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

April 7th 1913.

 

We welcome today, Monday, with its rays of sunshine, without wind, snow, or rain and we hope that the stormy weather is over for a time.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock, of the 1st Concession, on the birth of a daughter, March 31st.

 

The busy hum of the sawmill is started again on Mr. Jos. Saunders’ farm.  Mr. William Black and his men commenced to saw lumber last week.

 

Mr. Dan McMillan, framer, and men, are kept busy repairing buildings that were damaged by recent gales.

 

It is pleasant to notice that there is to be quite a number of new pupils start at our school this term, which will make a larger number in attendance than there has been for some years.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

May 5th 1913.

 

The country is beginning to look beautiful with its fields of rich green meadows, strewn with dandelions.  Pasture is about ready to turn stock on; early trees, such as cherry and plum, are in bloom; the early sown oats and barley are up and look splendid.  Seeding is making rapid strides to be at a finish.  With the exception of odd corners, potatoes are planted by a number.

 

Dr. F. C. Grenside, of Guelph, was a business visitor here last week.

 

The barn of Mrs. Scott Senior and the hay barn of Mr. H. Fixter, which were among the victims of Good Friday’s gale, have been thoroughly repaired by Mr. Dan McMillan and men.

 

Miss Maggie and Miss Jessie Scott, of Dumfries, spent Tuesday with Miss Isabella Ferguson and Miss Margaret Ball.

 

Miss Devina Gilchrist returned on Saturday from a pleasant week’s visit with her aunt, Mrs. Watson, of Teeswater.

 

Mr. Joseph Hamilton, recently from Scotland, will spend the summer with Messrs. A. and W. McKellar.

 

The telephone men are busy hanging the wires on the poles in this neighbourhood.

 

The pupils of our school spent Friday last, Arbour Day, in the ideal manner, gathering up and making the school grounds look neat.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 16th 1913.

 

A most welcome rain fell here early this morning, which will do a great deal of good to growing crops, especially to corn and turnips.  The timothy hay will not be a heavy crop after so much hard frost, which retarded its growth to a great extent.  Oats, in some fields, look well, and wheat will be a fair crop by the appearance of it now.  More rain would do much good to everything.

 

Farmers are much pleased with the splendid success that they are having with their young colts this year.  All are so strong and smart in this district.

 

The teachers and pupils of S.S. (School Section) No. 7, Puslinch, intend holding their school picnic to Puslinch Lake on Saturday afternoon, June 21st.

 

Mr. John Currie, of Belmont, visited his brother, Mr. Hugh Currie, last week.

 

Statute labour will occupy the time of our farmers soon.  The township grader has been at work grading between Lots 10 and 11, rear of Gore.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

June 23rd 1913.

 

Farmers are joyful over the splendid rain of Thursday and Friday, which will add hundreds of dollars worth of good to growing crops.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roszell, of the 2nd Concession, on the birth of a daughter on June 21st.

 

Mr. Gordon Ironside has completed the contract of his work at Leslie’s Station.  He is also shipping timber from Leslie’s Station, having recently purchased about twenty acres of bush from Mr. John Gilchrist at a good figure.

 

Miss Minnie McLeod, of Guelph, and former teacher at Killean, accompanied by her sister, Miss Lillian McLeod, were weekend visitors at Miss Ferguson’s and were welcome visitors to School Section No. 7 picnic on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

June 24th 1913.

 

On Saturday, the pupils and friends of our school teacher, Miss Nesbitt, gathered for their annual picnic at Puslinch Lake.  The afternoon was spent very pleasantly in games and races.  An interesting race noticed was the partner race, won by Miss Robinson and Mr. Milroy.  After a hearty supper had been partaken of, the boats were put to good use, and all returned home, after having had an enjoyable afternoon.

 

Mr. Charles Goulding, of Chicago, spent the weekend with Mrs. Mason.

 

Miss Hattie McKenzie visited friends here.

 

The Misses MacLeod, of Guelph, visited their friend, Miss Margaret Ferguson.

 

Mr. A. McKellar purchased from Mr. Milroy a fine team of horses.

 

The people of this section are sorry to hear that Miss Nesbitt has tendered her resignation as teacher of our school.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

June 27th 1913.

 

The pupils and ratepayers of Killean School gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bartels to say goodbye to their teacher and to express their deep regret at her departure.  When all were assembled, Miss Nesbitt was called upon and the following address read by Miss Katie Gilchrist, when at the proper time Miss Nesbitt was presented with a manicure set and a gold clasp by Misses Margaret Ball and Margaret Milroy.  The address read as follows:

 

Dear Miss Nesbitt ─ We, your pupils, ex-pupils, and friends have met together on the eve of your vacation to spend an hour or two with you socially and also to take advantage of our meeting you thus to convey to you formally our high appreciation of you as our teacher.  For the last two years and a half you have striven to do your utmost to inculcate in we pupils not only the rudiments of education and secular knowledge but also you have endeavoured to imbue and implant within us that which tends to make good men and women of our beloved country.  For what you have done for us, we formally and sincerely thank you, and trust that the sorrows and disappointments that we so often gave you , while our teacher, may be entirely forgotten by you, for we assure you that we can never think of you but in kindness and we will yet surely bless you for your kindly interest in us while our teacher.  To the rest of our company here tonight, you have proven a valued and dear friend, and we are indeed sorry to part with you, for with your pleasant, kindly way you have won such a place in our hearts that we shall miss you very, very much.  As a pledge of our love and a slight token of our high appreciation of you as a teacher and friend, we would ask you to accept this manicure set  and gold clasp, not for their value at all, but as a small remembrance of your pupils and friends of Killean School.  We all join in wishing you a pleasant vacation, and that God may bountifully bless you and keep you, wherever you may be.  We trust also that you may think sometimes kindly of your many friends, both old and young, here.

 

Signed on behalf of pupils and friends,

Mrs. McKellar, Mrs. Gilchrist, and Mrs. Cochrane.

 

Mr. Ferguson very ably filled the position of chairman, and the remainder of the evening was spent very pleasantly in speeches and games.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 15th 1913.

 

We are thankful that the storm of Wednesday last did not leave any damage done by the hail, and that the gale of Sunday, which lasted most of the day, did not do more, so far as reported, than break branches of trees and blow some apples off the trees.

 

 Mr. Jas. Ramsay, teacher, of Hespeler, is holidaying with his brother, Mr. Alex Ramsay, Leslie’s Station.

 

Mr. William Black expects to finish sawing lumber and making shingles this week for Dr. F. C. Grenside, on Lot 14, Rear 1st Concession.

 

The barn raising of Mr. Alex McMillan took place on Tuesday afternoon of last week, when over 150 of our Puslinch farmers once again joined each other in raising the splendid framework prepared by Mr. Dan McMillan, contractor, and his able assistants, who are to be congratulated on the very excellent success of their work, every part fitting to its place perfectly after the timbers had been raised.  When the raising was completed, all sat down to a real old-fashioned feast, the tables being set on the lawn, fairly groaning with the best of every kind of salads, meats, sandwiches, pickles, cheese, cake of every kind, pies, of lemon, cherry, raspberry, currant, and raisin.  After the men had finished with the good things off the table, the waiters, the ladies, and children, to over 100, had their tea.  Altogether, it was one of the pleasantest gatherings of the season, all enjoying the meeting of old friends and old school mates very much indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 23rd 1913.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, July 8th, a very large barn was raised on the farm of Mr. Archie McMillan.  There were present about 140 men and over 100 ladies.  The barn is a very large one, size 80 by 54 feet.  After the raising, all were treated to a sumptuous supper.  The framework reflects great credit on the contractor, Mr. Dan McMillan, and, when finished, will be a very fine barn.  The mason work was built by Mr. Fred Dunkie and men, in their usual thorough manner.

 

Miss Sharpe and Miss McIntosh, of Toronto, are the guests of the Misses Ferguson for a few days.

 

Quite a number of the young folk took in the picnic and dance at Puslinch Lake on Friday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 30th 1913.

 

We are having exceptionally dry and warm weather.  The wheat harvest is over and done with for another year, and farmers have turned their young pigs out in the stubble.  Mr. Henry Fixter has a nice crop of them on his stubble, all purebred, improved Ohio Chester whites, some 30, with his registered breeders, which are very fine hogs.

 

Oat harvest is now in full swing.  The “Early White Jewel” is fully ripe and is shelling while it is being cut.  Some will be nearly done cutting this week, those who had it early in the ground last spring.

 

Miss Ferguson and her guests, Miss Sharp and Miss McIntosh, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mrs. Scott Senior, on Wednesday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cook, Leslie’s Station, and Mrs. John McAninch, of Crieff, also visited Mrs. Scott last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Jamieson, of Hespeler, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock, 1st Concession, Sunday week.

 

Miss Wilma J. Paddock spent last week visiting at her grandparents’ home, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jamieson, of Clyde.

 

Mr. Arch. McKellar is building a hay barn.  Mr. Dan McMillan has the contract.

 

Mr. John Gilchrist has sold one of his farms, Lot 10, 1st Concession, to a Mr. Sherriffs, lately from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

 

Mr. Ludwig, buyer of live hogs, was around last week, and his prices were $9.80 to $9.90 per cwt., delivered at the station.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 12th 1913.

 

A severe electrical storm passed over this district early Sunday morning, there being an almost continual flash of lightning and roll of thunder, but, as yet, there are no reports of any serious damage being done, for which we are truly thankful, and sympathize with those in other parts who have had to suffer so much loss by the storm.  The splendid rainfalls of Saturday morning and Sunday morning will do a very great deal of good, coming at a most opportune time to prevent damage to root crops, and it will add many tons of feeding value to the corn crop, pasture will freshen, and the danger of fire along the C.P.R. tracks will be lessened, which was very dangerous before the rain fell.

 

Farmers are pretty well over with harvest, and have started to plow for fall wheat.

 

A business meeting of the Board of Trustees of School Section No. 7, Puslinch, was held on Monday evening, August 11th.

 

Mr. John Jamieson, K.C., and Mrs. Jamieson and young daughter, of Victoria, B.C., are visiting at the former’s father’s home, Mr. Wm. Jamieson, of Clyde, and spent Monday visiting his sister, Mrs. George paddock, of the 1st Concession.

 

Mr. Dan Martin is busy with his threshing outfit in this district.  Wheat and oats are a good yield.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 26th 1913.

 

Farmers are enjoying ideal weather to prepare the seed bed for their fall wheat.  A beneficial rain fell on Friday last.  Pastures are greening up again and will be so helpful for stock.  Corn made rapid growth lately and if frost does not come too hard for a few weeks, the corn crop will be up to the average of last year.  Apples are not going to be as plentiful as last season.

 

One of the missionary quilting bees of Knox Church, Crieff, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McAninch on Friday last, when Mrs. Angus McCormick, Mrs. Angus McPherson, Margaret Scott, Mrs. Thomas Pa____, Mrs. Henry Fixter, Mrs. Wm. ____, Mrs. Arch McMillan, and Miss ___ McCaig joined Mrs. McAninch and Miss Lottie McAninch to give a helping hand.  When the quilt was finished, all were invited to enjoy together a very appetizing tea prepared by Mrs. and Miss Lottie McAninch.

 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. Thomas McDonald, of Clyde, in the serious illness of his only son, Master Norman McDonald.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 10th 1913.

 

Farmers are busy seeding.  The ground is getting very dry and a good shower of rain would do an immense amount of good for the germination of the seed.

 

Miss Margaret Major has entered upon her duties as teacher, and we wish her every success as the pupils joyfully wend their way to school for their daily dose of the three “R’s”.  Miss Margaret Ball goes to attend Galt Collegiate Institute.  Miss Isabella Wilkins also started to Galt Collegiate Institute.

 

Miss Charlotte and Miss Janet Gilchrist have returned to teach in Wellesley and Guelph.

 

Mrs. Scott Senior and her granddaughters, the Misses Grace and Olive Fixter, spent a delightful day visiting with friends at Puslinch Lake on Friday week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

October 21st 1913.

 

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year, and have we not, one and all, received very many blessings that we should be very grateful for to the Great Giver of all things good, who sends to each what is best.

 

Miss Margaret Ferguson, of Toronto, is spending the holiday with her brother and sister, Mr. Marshall and Miss Isabella Ferguson.

 

Mr. Harmer, the tax collector, is making his annual call with the tax notices.

 

Miss Margaret Major, the teacher, spent the holiday at her home in Eramosa.

 

Farmers are making the best use of their time, doing fall ploughing, the recent rains having lightened the task considerably.  Fall wheat looks fine, and has a good top on, ready for winter.  A slight fall of snow occurred here this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

November 18th 1913.

 

The presentation, at Killean, to Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and family took place on Friday evening, November 14th, when Mr. Ronald McCormick was appointed chairman of the gathering, and in a neat speech made known to Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist the object of their visit by calling upon Mr. Marshall Ferguson to read the following address:

 

Dear friends:

 

Your leaving this vicinity has called this large gathering here tonight, to testify in a formal way their sorrow at losing such useful citizens and good neighbours.  You have always been prominently associated with everything pertaining to the welfare and advancement of the community, were it of a public or private nature.  Mr. Gilchrist has served us faithfully, from the humble and prosaic office of school trustee, to the higher and honourable position of county commissioner, all of which offices were much benefited by his good judgement and business ability.

 

As neighbours, you have been all that neighbours could be, always obliging and ready to offer a helping hand, and withal, so unassuming that your place will indeed be hard to fill, as in these strenuous times, old fashioned neighbours such as you are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

 

However, we can only offer you our sincere thanks for the many things that you have done for us, and regret your leaving us to become a resident of Guelph, where we hope that you may be blessed with health, long life, and much contentment.  Incidentally, we would ask you to accept this silver tea service as a remembrance of your old neighbours, school mates, and friends.

 

Signed by,

M. Ferguson, A. McKellar, & R. McCormick

 

Mr. Gilchrist, although taken by surprise, feelingly replied on behalf of himself and Mrs. Gilchrist and family, thanking his neighbours and friends for their beautiful gift, and expressing his appreciation of their good will and kindness  to him and his family in the 27 years that he had been a resident on the farm that he was leaving, and he hoped that the same good will and kindness would be extended to his successor, Mr. Sherriffs, who is now in possession of the farm.

 

After a number of speeches were made by those present, all regretting the loss of such good neighbours, the remainder of the evening was spent in games and dancing and social conversation.

 

A good cup of tea and a dainty lunch was served about the midnight hour.  Those assisting Mrs. Gilchrist with the tea were Mrs. Jacob Cooper, Miss Isabella Ferguson, Mrs. Fred Bartles, Mrs. Geo. Paddock, Mrs. Henry Fixter, Miss Devina Gilchrist, Miss Katherine Gilchrist, daughter of the house, and Mr. James Bryce and Mr. Jacob Cooper.

 

The music was supplied by Mr. R. Burmaster and Mr. Mickle French.  The gathering broke up in the wee sma’ ‘oors, all present having enjoyed themselves very much, and as they left, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist and family much happiness in their new home in the Royal City.  They will reside at 36 London Road.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

December 15th 1913.

 

Following is the report of the Killean Public School for November:

 

Senior IV

(maximum 950)

Scott H. Fixter ─ 723, Christena A. McMillan ─ 711.

Senior III

(maximum 900)

Margaret A. Fixter ─ 606.

Junior II

(maximum 850)

Margaret A. Milroy ─ 709, Willie W. Ball ─ 690, Angus E. McMillan ─ 474, Isabella Burmaster ─ 456, Robbie Burmaster ─ 420.

Senior II

(maximum 850)

Grace M. Fixter ─ 605, Clarence M. Bartels ─ 561.

Senior I

(maximum 600)

Florence M. Cochrane ─ 506, Eva A. Bartels ─ 478, Olive J. Fixter ─ 426, Silvester Burmaster ─ 191, Charlotte J. McMillan (last name somewhat illegible) ─ absent.

Primary Class

Richie McMillan, Angus McKellar, Alex Ramsey.

Teacher:

M. T. Major.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

December 16th 1913.

 

Christmas, with all its beautiful customs, is nearly with us again, with its many little surprises of gifts and kind acts.  May one and all enjoy to the fullest a joyful and happy Christmas, happy because of making others happy, and let us not forget that only as we give of happiness to others, will we be able to have happiness for ourselves, for he that giveth, getteth.

 

Miss Charlotte McPhatter and her niece, Miss Jean Ramsay McPhatter, daughter of Dr. Neil McPhatter, of Calgary, visited their sister and aunt, Mrs. Margaret Scott, on Saturday last.  The Misses Ferguson were also visiting Mrs. Scott last week.

 

Mrs. John Urquhart, of Chatham, was visiting her father, Mr. Peter Gilchrist, last week.

 

   Miss Margaret Ferguson, of Toronto, is home for a visit to her brother and sister, Mr. Marshall Ferguson and Miss Isabella Ferguson.

 

The neighbours and friends of Mr. Sherriffs in this neighbourhood are sorry to hear of his loss on Saturday last of a valuable horse from acute indigestion.

 

Mr. Thomas Gilchrist, of Guelph, visited friends here on Saturday week.

 

Hunting season has closed for another year.

 

Farmers are as busy as they were all season attending their stock, but are well pleased with the good prices.

 

Mr. Henry Friter (perhaps Fixter) has sold a large number of purebred Chester white breeding pigs lately.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

February 2nd 1914.

 

The many friends of Miss Margaret Ferguson, nurse, will congratulate her on her narrow escape from a bad accident on Monday.  As she was returning from Galt where she had driven with her niece, Miss Margaret Ball, who is attending the Galt Collegiate Institute, the horse that she was driving became frightened by a dog bounding out at it.  The horse started off at a break-neck pace, and continued in his wild career for about three miles, when, at last, he turned in to a farmer’s gate.  Much credit is due Miss Ferguson for her splendid presence of mind in holding on to the lines without being upset or hurt, until the frightened animal was brought to a standstill.

 

  The young people have been enjoying some of the beautiful evenings at social gatherings.

 

Mr. Robt. Burmaster has the contract for cutting the small trees along the 1st Concession highway, at Killean, and is making a splendid clearance, which will give a good view of the road for a good distance ahead, and make it easier to see automobiles coming when out driving with horses.

 

A number of people here are troubled with bad colds at present.

 

The weather is mild and the roads are not in very good condition for heavy loads.

 

Mr. John Bond is home from the West on a visit to his brother, Mr. W. Bond.

 

Mrs. James Cook, of Leslie’s Station, visited friends here last week.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 7, Puslinch.

April 7th 1914.

 

Senior 4:

Maximum 950

Scott H. Fixter ─ 675, Christena A. MacMillan ─ 663.

 

 

Junior 4:

Maximum 950

Margaret P. Fixter ─ 638.

 

 

Senior 3:

Maximum 950

Willie W. Ball ─ 684, Margaret A. Milroy ─ 646, Angus E. MacMillan ─ 504.

 

Junior 3:

Maximum 950

Grace Fixter ─ 665, Clarence Bartels ─ 570, Isabel Burmaster ─ 479, Bobbie Burmaster ─ 389.

 

2nd class:

Maximum 750

Florence Cochrane ─ 456, Charlotte MacMillan ─ 413, Olive Fixter ─ 412, Eva Bartels ─ 444, Silvester Burmaster ─ 289.

 

Senior Primary Class:

Alex Ramsey, Richie MacMillan, Mary Burmaster.

 

 

Teacher:

M. T. Major.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 26th 1915.

 

On January 4th, at New York City, a marriage of much interest was that of Miss Margaret Ferguson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ferguson, late Postmaster of Killean, to Mr. Jack A. Tait, of Toronto.  Mr. Tait is to be congratulated in winning one of our most highly esteemed young ladies and all will join in wishing them both much happiness and prosperity in their new home.

 

 Auction sales and reported sales of farms are now the order of the day in the neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 7, Puslinch.

April 8th 1915.

 

5th Class:

C. McMillan.

Senior III:

M. Milroy, W. Ball, A. McMillan.

Junior III:

I. Burmaster, C. Bartels, R. Burmaster.

Class II:

E. Bartels, C. McMillan, S. Burmaster.

1st Class:

A. McKellar.

Senior Primary:

R. McMillan, W. Milroy, A. Ramsay.

Junior Primary:

I. Bartels, M. Burmaster, G. Ramsay, W. Loker.

Average Attendance:

14

Teacher:

A. Hanna.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

June 8th 1915.

 

The prayer meeting and song service that was held at the home of Mr. James McPhatter, 10th Concession of Beverly, on Friday evening, by Reverend Mr. Best and Mr. James Struthers, of Galt, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Heely, of Galt, as organist and soloist, was largely attended.  The above Galt people have kindly offered to hold a number of prayer meetings in this district in the near future.  The next meeting will be held in the Killean Schoolhouse on Sunday evening, June 12th, at 7 o’ clock, when all are cordially invited to attend.

 

The many friends of Mr. John McCormick, of Killean, hope that he will soon recover from his illness.

 

Farmers are busy getting their turnip ground drilled to plant after yesterday’s good rain.  Hay meadows will be much benefited as well as all the spring crops and gardens.

 

Miss May McCormick spent a few days visiting her aunt, Mrs. MacLellan and other friends in Galt, recently.

 

Mrs. Cruickshank and two children, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Sherriffs.

 

Mrs. McKenzie and daughter and Miss Sarah MacLellan, of Galt, spent Sunday week with Mr. and Mrs. A. McCormick, of “Lake Farm”.

 

Mr. Marshall Ferguson visited his sister, Mrs. Jack A. Tait, at her home, 34 Ashburnham Road, Toronto, on May 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 10th 1915.

 

The collectors for the Red Cross hospital are meeting with ready and willing responses from the Puslinch people.

 

Mr. Robert G. Struthers and daughter, Miss Helen Struthers, have kindly offered to attend and take classes in Killean Sunday School, which is much appreciated by the parents, young people, and children of the section.  Sunday School opens at 3 o’ clock every Sunday afternoon.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 15th 1915.

 

Among those who visited at “The Glen” last week were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tait, of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Struthers, of Galt, Mrs. N. Wilkinson, Mr. Roy and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mr. R. Marshall, of Puslinch, and Miss M. Nesbitt, of Morriston.

 

Letters have been received this week from Lieut. John A. McIntosh and Private H. Ferguson Ball, of this place, who are with the 18th Battalion, C.E.F., and their many friends will be pleased to hear that both boys are in good health and spirits.

 

The Killean Sunday School, which was organized recently, with Mr. R. G. Struthers, of Galt, as Superintendent, and Mrs. D. Milroy, Miss I. Ferguson, and Miss H. Struthers as teachers, and Miss Margaret Ball as Secretary-Treasurer, had a goodly attendance on Sunday.

 

The many friends of Private J. Lambky will be sorry to hear that he is in the hospital in France, suffering from wounds.  His rapid recovery, however, is expected.

 

Mr. D. Jardine, of Galt, is spending a few days, the guest of his uncle, Mr. A. McKellar.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

July 22nd 1915.

 

Owing to the recent heavy rains, farmers are having difficulty in getting the hay under cover.

 

Miss E. C. Sharpe, of Toronto, is spending a couple of weeks of vacation with relatives at “The Glen”.

 

Miss Isabel Ferguson, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. N. Williamson (perhaps Wilkinson), of Mill Creek, has gone to Toronto, where they will be the guest of their sister, Mrs. J. H. Tait, for a few days.

 

Miss Marion Wilkinson, of Berlin, spent a couple of days last week with Mr. and Mrs. A. McKellar.

 

Mrs. A. McKenzie and Miss Ruth, of Guelph, are visiting the former’s mother, Mrs. Wm. Mason.

 

Mr. George Laur, of Galt, spent Tuesday last with relatives here.

 

A special service will be held in the Killean Schoolhouse on Sunday July 25th, at 3 o’ clock.  Everyone is cordially invited.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 5th 1915.

 

Reverend and Mrs. McKenzie and family, of West Virginia, are spending the summer months with Mrs. McKenzie’s father, Mr. Peter Gilchrist.

 

Mrs. A. Sherriffs has returned home after spending a week with Mrs. Brown, of Puslinch.

 

Mr. Jacob Cooper was in Galt last Wednesday.

 

Miss Sadie Major, of Rockwood, spent a few days last week with her friend, Miss G. A. McMillan.

 

Mr. Jack Fraser called on friends in the vicinity on Sunday last.

 

Miss Isabel Ferguson visited Puslinch friends last Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Currie, who motored down from London, are spending a few days with Mr. Hugh Currie and other relatives here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

October 12th 1915.

 

Sunday School closed for this season on Sunday last, and many thanks are due Mr. Struthers and his daughter, Miss Helen Struthers, of Galt, who so faithfully attended to take part.  Miss Struthers’ class of boys was very pleasantly surprised at the closing exercises, when Mr. Struthers, on behalf of Miss Struthers, asked them all to stand up, Miss Struthers presenting each of her class with a neat copy of the New Testament.  The Bible Society meeting will be held in the schoolhouse, Sunday, October 24th, when all are welcome.

 

Dr. F. C. Grenside, of Guelph, was a business visitor on Monday.

 

Miss V. M. Weston, teacher, spent the Thanksgiving holiday at her home, near St. Mary’s.

 

Very much sympathy is felt for Mr. Dan Martin, thresher, who met with a severe accident last week.  One of his hands was injured in a corn cutting box, while he was filling a silo.

 

Many hunters were out on the holiday to shoot rabbits, but by the appearance of their hunting bags, there were more hunters than rabbits.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tait, of Toronto, motored up to spend part of the holiday with Mr. Marshall and Miss Isabella Ferguson.

 

Farmers will have little difficulty to sell their potatoes this year, as most of them complain of there being a very light yield.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 7, Puslinch.

December 21st 1915.

 

The following programme was very much enjoyed by the parents and friends of the pupils and teacher, Miss V. M. Weston, in the schoolhouse on Friday afternoon, December 17th, in School Section No. 7, Puslinch.

 

Chairman’s address ─ Mr. A. McMillan, recitation ─ Percy Burmaster, recitation ─ Alex Ramsay, song ─ “Jingle Bells” ─ by the school, recitation ─ Willie Ball, reading ─ Scott Fixter, gramophone selection ─ Mrs. Loker, “Goodnight Serenade” ─ by six boys and six girls, recitation ─ William Milroy, reading ─ Mr. Milroy, dialogue ─ “Old Age” ─ ladies, recitation ─ Eva Bartels, duet ─ “Happy Home Above” ─ E. Bartels and C. McMillan, recitation ─ Clarence Bartels, reading ─ Miss M. McCormick, gramophone selection ─ Mrs. Loker, dialogue ─ “Trip to Leslie” ─ Mr. and Mrs. Wigglesworth and four children, recitation ─ Isabel Burmaster, accordion selection ─ Mr. Burmaster, recitation ─ Wilma Paddock, “song exercise” ─ by little children, recitation ─ Silvester Burmaster, recitation ─ Gracie Ramsay, “Killean School Call” ─ by school, recitation ─ Angus McMillan, duet ─ “Juanita” ─ Margaret Milroy and Charlotte McMillan, reading ─ Miss M. Ball, recitation ─ Eleanor Milroy, drill ─ “Flag” ─ twelve children, recitation ─ Ritchie McMillan, recitation ─ Angus McKellar, accordion selection ─ Mr. Burmaster, dialogue ─ “An Invalid”, gramophone selection, recitation ─ Gordon McKellar, recitation ─ Charlotte McMillan, mouth organ selection ─ three boys, recitation ─ Margaret Milroy, recitation ─ Mary Burmaster, song ─ “Farmer Boy” ─ eight boys, recitation ─ Inez Bartels, recitation ─ Olive Fixter, dialogue ─ “City Life in the street” ─ three boys, and “God Save the King”.

 

Lunch was provided by the ladies of the section and was all that could be desired in variety and tastiness, for the ladies of Killean have long been noted for their ability as good bakers.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

January 6th 1916.

 

Mrs. John H. Tait has returned to Toronto after spending a number of weeks with her sister, Miss I. Ferguson.

 

Miss Verda Weston has resumed her duties as teacher here, after her holidays at her home near St. Mary’s.

 

Miss Mary Sherriffs, accompanied by her friend, Miss A. Pratt, of Hamilton, spent Christmas at her home here.

 

Mr. John Young, of Michigan, called on Mr. and Mrs. McKellar, last week.

 

Holiday visitors at Mr. Ferguson’s were Miss Elsie Sharpe, Miss Mary McIntosh, Mr. J. H. Tait, of Toronto, Mrs. N. Wilkinson and Miss Isabel, of Mill Creek, Mrs. M. McClellan, of Hespeler, and Mr. J. Gilchrist, of St. Catharines.

 

Pte. J. M. Lambky, who was wounded in France and is home on furlough for three months, called on old friends in the vicinity, who were glad to welcome him back.

 

Mr. Wm. Mason spent Christmas day with his daughter, Mrs. Peter Law, of Campbellville.

 

At the annual school, meeting held last Wednesday, Mr. A. McKellar was elected as new trustee and Mr. F. Bartels and R. Burmaster were re-elected for 1916.

 

The following is the report of S.S. No. 7, Puslinch, for the month of December:

Class IV:

(maximum 450)

M. Fixter ─ 400, H. Ball ─ 288, M. Milroy ─ 247, G. Fixter ─ 237, A. McMillan ─ 186.

 

Class III:

(maximum 300)

C. Bartels ─ 183, O. Fixter ─ 183, I. Burmaster ─ 167.

 

 

Class II:

(maximum 300)

Eva Bartels ─ 253, Charlotte McMillan ─ 215, Angus McKellar ─ 184, Wilma Paddock ─ 164, Sylvester Burmaster ─ 86.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 24th 1916.

 

Miss Margaret P. A. Fixter, of S. S. (School Section) No. 7, Puslinch, was successful in passing her entrance examination, held at Aberfoyle, recently.

 

Miss Nellie Amy, of Hamilton, has been engaged as teacher for the next term in S.S. No. 7.

 

The friends of Mrs. R. Burmaster are pleased that she is able to be home again from the Galt Hospital, very much improved in health.

 

Sunday School is well attended and this section is indebted to all who come out from Galt every Sunday to take part in the good work.

 

Mrs. Jack Tait and her young daughter, Miss Isabella Mary, returned to their home in Toronto, on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

January 23rd 1917.

 

Many old neighbours and friends, here, of the late Mr. John Currie were sorry to hear of his death at his home in Westminster Township, recently.

 

Mr. Frank Paddock, of Rivers, Manitoba, and young son, Martin J., are over to visit the former’s mother, Mrs. John Paddock, and other relatives.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Jamieson and children, of Swift Current, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Paddock.

 

Mr. John Bond is also home on a visit to see his brother, Mr. Wm. Bond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

February 26th 1917.

 

The rain of last night has made the roads very slippery in places.

 

The very many friends of Mr. Archibald McPhatter will be very pleased to hear that he is recovering from his illness.

 

Miss E. Amy, our popular teacher, spent the weekend at her parents’ home in Hamilton, recently.

 

The trustees of S.S. No. 7 have supplied the school with a new heater, which will add much to the comfort of the teacher and pupils.

 

The auction sales held in the surrounding district were attended by many of the farmers here; prices were high for all kinds of livestock.

 

Private sales of fat stock have been bringing record prices most of the winter.

 

Miss Isabella Ferguson and Miss Margaret Ball visited their aunts, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Archibald Marshall, near Puslinch Station, on Saturday week.

 

Mrs. Wm. Mason is visiting her daughter, Mrs. McKenzie, of Guelph, for a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

March 30th 1917.

 

Messrs. John W. and Roy Wilkinson and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, spent Sunday with their uncle, Mr. M. Ferguson, at “The Glen”.

 

Miss Lizzie McPherson, of Crieff, has returned to her home after spending the past couple of weeks with Miss Kate McCormick.

 

Mr. John Bond has returned to his home in the Canadian West after spending the winter months with his brother, Mr. Wm. Bond, here.

 

Miss Isabel Ferguson spent Wednesday last with her sister, Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Mr. Ronald McCormick spent Sunday with friends at Crieff.

 

A goodly number of our young folks spent a most enjoyable time at the home of Mr. Wm. Smale, on Wednesday evening last.  Cards, games, and dancing were indulged in until an early hour.

 

The hum of the Paddock Bros. wood sawing machine is again heard in the village.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

November 5th 1917.

 

The collectors for this year for the Bible Society are as follows: Miss Nellie E. Amy, Miss Margaret P. A. Fixter, Miss May McCormick, and Miss Margaret I. Ball.

 

Farmers are busy gathering in their root crop.

 

A meeting will be held in the schoolhouse with reference to the Victory war Loan, on Wednesday evening, at 8 o’ clock.  Speakers from Guelph are expected to be present.

 

Mrs. Roos and son, Mr. Alfred Roos, of Hespeler and Preston, visited friends here on Saturday afternoon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Lowe and their two young sons, Master Peter Leslie and Master Archibald Kenneth, also their uncle and aunt, Mr. Wm. and Miss Margaret Dunbar, of Marden, motored down after church on Sunday, to visit Mrs. Fixter and family, and they also visited the home of Mr. John Scott, of the Gore Line.

 

Miss Nellie Amy visited at her home in Hamilton over the weekend.

 

The many friends of Miss Bessie McCormick are very pleased to hear of her recovering nicely from her illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

January 1st 1918.

 

The following is the report of the School Section No. 7, Puslinch, for the month of December:

 

Senior IV ─

Grace Fixter

 

Junior IV ─

Honours ─ Charlotte McMillan, Angus McKellar, Eva Bartels.

Pass ─ Wilma Paddock, Olive Fixter, Isabel Burmaster.

 

Junior III ─

Honours ─ Alex Ramsay

Pass ─ William Milroy, Richard McMillan, Sylvester Burmaster.

 

Senior II ─

Honours ─ Inez Bartels

Pass ─ Eleanor Milroy

 

Junior II ─

Gordon McKellar, Grace Ramsay, Mary Burmaster.

 

First ─

Willie Loher, Martin Paddock, Matthew Scott.

 

Junior Primary─

Percy Burmaster, Charlie Scott, Ralph Wismer.

 

 

Teacher ─ Nellie E. Amy

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

January 10th 1918.

 

Mr. Marshall Ferguson spent New Year’s with relatives in the Queen City.

 

Misses Mabel and Lauraine Holm, of Guelph, spent several days of last week with their sister, Mrs. L. (or I.) Wismer.

 

Mr. Leslie parker, of St. Catharines, formerly of this place, has returned to his home there, after a pleasant visit with old friends here.

 

Mrs. George Laur, of Galt, spent New Year’s Day in the vicinity.

 

Mr. Roy Wilkinson, of Galt, was a visitor at “The Glen”, Wednesday last.

 

Mr. T. J. Gilchrist, of Guelph, paid a flying visit in the vicinity, Friday last.

 

The annual school meeting was held last week and was well attended by those interested in matters pertaining to the welfare of the school.  The principal feature of the meeting was the election of two new trustees.  In the retirement of Mr. Fred Bartels as Secretary- Treasurer, Mr. John Scott was elected to fill the position, while Mr. Brock Sault will act in the capacity vacated by the late Mr. McKellar, and Mr. Burmaster will remain, the same as before.  Master Angus McKellar was appointed to look after and see that the fires were lit in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 18th 1918.

 

A very pleasing event took place at the home of Mr. James Milroy on Friday evening last, when a number of their friends and neighbours gathered together to bid farewell to him and his sisters on the eve of their departure from our midst.  Mr. Marshall Ferguson acted as chairman, and in the course of the evening called upon Mr. John Bryden, who read an appropriate address, and at a fitting time, Messrs. Sam Loker and G. Elvin presented Mr. Milroy with a handsome club bag and shaving set and Mrs. Loker presented Miss Janette Milroy with a manicure set and gold headed umbrella, while Miss Maggie Bryden presented Miss Belle Milroy with a string of pearls.  Short addresses were given by Messrs. A. Little, H. Loker, G. Elvin, and others, after which, dancing and card playing were indulged in.  The party broke up at an early hour with the singing of “For he’s a jolly good fellow”, “Auld Lang Syne”, and “God Save the King”.

 

Owing to the extremely stormy weather of the past few days, our Posty was not able to make his usual rounds with the daily mail, and some people were heard to remark that it was like a return to old times when mail was received only twice a week.

 

Mr. Norman Hypal and brother, Mr. Art Hypal, of Preston, are busy teaming wood from their bush here to Leslie Station, where they are loading a couple of cars.

 

Mrs. I. Skinner and Miss Margaret Ball were visitors to Blair on Tuesday.

 

The many friends of Major J. A. McIntosh of the 18th Battalion will be pleased to know that he is spending several months in England, taking a course that will give him the rank of Colonel.  Congratulations, John.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

April 10th 1918.

 

Another of our oldest residents passed away at his home at Leslie Station on Friday April 5th, in the person of Mr. James Bryce.  The funeral was held from his late residence on Monday April 8th, interment taking place in Mount View Cemetery, Galt.

 

Miss Isabel Ferguson spent Easter week visiting relatives in Toronto.

 

Mr. Alex McKenzie and Miss Hattie McKenzie, of Guelph, called on Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mason, last week.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, spent the weekend with her cousin, Miss Margaret Ball.

 

Miss Grace McMillan, of Hamilton Normal School, spent the Easter vacation at her home here.

 

Mr. Frosch and family, of Preston, have moved their household effects to the farm that they purchased recently from Mr. D. Milroy.  Mr. Milroy has moved to Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

February 12th 1919.

 

Sergeant Harold F. Ball spent Sunday, the guest of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Private Herbert Currie and Mr. Fred Currie, of Preston, called on Mr. M. Ferguson at “The Glen”, Sunday last.

 

Mrs. William Mason spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. MacKenzie and Mr. MacKenzie, at the Royal City.

 

Mr. Stengel, Mr. Cornell, and Mr. Dalton Wismer, of Preston, were visitors at the home of Mr. I. Wismer, last week.

 

Mrs. James McLean, of Morriston, visited her sister, Miss Katie McCormick, Friday last.

 

Mr. D. McNaughton, Township Assessor, paid his annual visit to the neighbourhood, last week.

 

Mr. Clark, of Guelph, our popular tea man, called on a few of his customers, here, last Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Killean Welcomes Back a Brave Son

May 28th 1919.

 

Major John A. McIntosh Returns Home from Overseas ─ Enlisted in 1914.

 

The following spent the holiday at the home of Mr. M. Ferguson, of “The Glen”: Mrs. Thos. Amy, Miss Edna Amy, and Harold Amy, of Hamilton, Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Miss Mary McIntosh, Miss Margaret Ball, and Miss Elsie C. Sharpe, of Toronto, Mr. Royden Wilkinson, Mr. William Graul, and George Graul, of Galt, and also three of our recently returned soldier lads, Mr. Herbert Currie and Mr. Harold Ball, of Toronto, and Mr. Edward Currie, of London.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Currie and children, of Preston, spent Sunday at the home of the latter’s sisters, the Misses Lizzie and Ella Currie.

 

Mr. Isaac Wismer, of Preston, is spending a few days with his son, Mr. Isaac Wismer.

 

Mrs. A. McKellar and Miss I. Ferguson spent Monday with the latter’s aunts, Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. A. Marshall, of Puslinch Station.

 

 Mrs. F. Stuart and son, of Toronto, and Mr. Andrew Smith, of Hamilton, were visitors over the holidays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. McCormick and family, of Puslinch Lake.

 

Miss Stella Welland spent the holiday at her home in Galt.

 

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. George Menary is on the sick list.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Laur, of Galt, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, Leslie’s Station.

 

This week Killean welcomed back the last to return of her brave young soldier boys in the person of Major John A. McIntosh, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.  Major McIntosh is to be congratulated on his splendid success in his military career, having enlisted as Lieutenant in the 18th Battalion, in October 1914, and returning on Saturday as second in command of his Battalion.  He has been through some the most severe engagements of the Great War and escaped with only being slightly wounded in the foot.  Only a short time ago, Major McIntosh was also awarded his D.S.O.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 17th 1919.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Shiers and Mr. Dalton Wismer, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. Isaac Wismer and Mrs. Wismer.

 

Miss Eva Bartles returned Thursday after a pleasant visit spent with friends in Hespeler and Preston.

 

Miss Viola Wismer spent last week with her uncle, Mr. O. Wismer, and other friends in Preston.

 

Dr. S. E. Charlton and two boys, David and George Charlton, of Galt, called on friends here on Sunday last.

 

Mr. H. Manary and Mrs. Manary spent Friday in St. George.

 

Mr. Samuel Hilbert, of Galt, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Cook, of Leslie’s Station, on Sunday.

 

Mr. George D. Kemp returned on Saturday to Toronto, after spending a week with his cousin, Mr. H. Manary, here.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. A. Hipel on the arrival of a little daughter at their home on Tuesday night of last week.

 

Mr. W. Renwick, of Hespeler, called in this vicinity on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

July 30th 1919.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, called on her sisters, Mrs. J. H. Tait, Miss Bella Ferguson, and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, of “The Glen”, Tuesday of last week.

 

Miss Davina Gilchrist, who has been out West for the past two years, arrived home Saturday last, and her many friends here are pleased to see her back in their midst, and looking so well.  Miss Gilchrist had a pleasant homeward trip, calling on friends in Vancouver, Regina, and Weyburne.

 

Miss Margaret Milroy, of Hespeler, is the guest of her old schoolmates, the Misses Inez and Eva Bartles.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and little daughter, of Badenoch, called on their cousin, Mrs. Donald McIntosh and Mr. McIntosh, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Monk, of Valens, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, Leslie’s Station.

 

It is fine to hear the hum of the threshing machine again.  Mr. Blair McPhatter has recently purchased a new threshing outfit and today started operations at the farm of his uncle, Mr. Archie McMillan, here.

 

As concerning the crop in this district, the long continued drought has lightened the yield considerably in hay, wheat, barley, oats, and mixed grains.  Hay is an average crop, some having a surplus.  Wheat showed fine in the spring but the dry spell lightened the yield.  Oats are very short and light, also mixed grain and barley, just half the yield of former seasons.  Peas look favourable and corn also, but sadly needing rain.  The potato crop is not as flourishing as might be, the tops being very small and somewhat withered.  Mangels and carrots are an average crop, also turnips.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 7th 1919.

 

The friends of Major John McIntosh, Postmaster of Galt, were delighted to have him and some of his friends call here on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howell, of St. George, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Manary, Sunday week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hagey, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wismer.

 

Miss Edna Shea, of Galt, and Mr. and Mrs. Goles, of Breslau, were guests, on Sunday, of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister and family here.

 

Mr. David Wismer and friend, Miss Brown, of Guelph, spent the weekend with friends here.

 

Mrs. D. MacPherson, of Guelph, spent a few days of last week with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

Miss Davina Gilchrist is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Andrew Leischman and family, of Paris.

 

Mr. John Scott, of Poplar, Manitoulin Island, visited on Monday with his brother, Mr. James Scott, of Leslie’s Station.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 13th 1919.

 

Reverend John McKenzie, Mrs. McKenzie, and family, of West Virginia, are spending a few weeks, the guests of the latter’s brother, Mr. John Gilchrist, and other friends here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Wismer and children were guests Sunday last at the home of Mrs. Honsberger, of New Dundee.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister spent Sunday with their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Goh___, (perhaps Gohles) of Breslau.

 

Mr. I. Wismer Senior returned to Preston last week, after spending a month with his son, Mr. I. Wismer, here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles gave a birthday party for their little son, Freddie Lee, this being his tenth birthday.  Several of his little playmates were there and enjoyed themselves playing games and partaking of the good supper that Mrs. Bartles prepared for them.

 

A few from here took in the circus at Galt, on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 3rd 1919.

 

Thursday, last week, was the scene of a very happy event at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, here, when several members of the Gilchrist family, including Mrs. (Reverend) John McKenzie, Masters John and William and Miss Margaret, of West Virginia, Mrs. John Urquhart, of Chatham, Mrs. Angus McCormick, and Miss Bessie McCormick, of Crieff, Miss Davina Gilchrist, Mrs. Charlotte Gilchrist, Mrs. Jacob Cooper, and Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Hespeler, were present.  The afternoon was very pleasantly spent in social chat on various topics and in recalling reminiscences of younger days on the old plantation, after which, a very nice tea was served on the verandah.  The honoured guest present was Mrs. Charlotte Gilchrist, of Hespeler, who is now nearing her 92nd year and is still hale and hearty.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Prestien and Miss Irene Prestien and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles and Master Freddie Lee motored to Hamilton on Saturday to visit friends there.

 

Miss Margaret Ball and Master William Ball were guests of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Donald McMillan spent Monday last with her daughter, Mrs. Herman, of Hespeler.

 

Mr. D. McIntosh, carpenter, has the contract for remodelling the bridge here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Coles and little son, Robert, and Mr. Thompson McLaren, of Coles Mill, accompanied by Miss Bella Ferguson, of Killean, enjoyed a pleasant motor trip to Puslinch on Sunday last, calling on Mrs. Cole’s grandmother, Mrs. Thompson, and uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Marshall.

 

Master George Charlton returned home Saturday to Galt after spending a few days with his cousins, Masters Angus and Gordon McKellar, here.

 

Mr. Nelson Paddock and nephew, Mr. Oswald McMillan, left last week for Vancouver and western points.

 

A few of our number will take in the Exhibition at Toronto this week. 

 

The good showers of rain have revived the pasture and greatly added to the growth of corn and turnips in this neighbourhood.

 

The Paddock Brothers, threshers, are on their annual route in the neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

September 5th 1919.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, spent Sunday with her cousin, Miss Margaret Ball, of “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Lloyd Taylor, and children, of Guelph, were the weekend visitors with their uncle, Mr. Isaac Wismer and Mrs. Wismer.

 

Mrs. A. McKellar and sons, Angus and Gordon, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wilkinson, of the 2nd Concession.

 

Mr. Royden Wilkinson, of Galt, Masters Arnold and Alexander Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, and cousin, Willie Ball, spent the weekend with their aunt, Mrs. J. H. Tait, of Toronto, and attended the Exhibition.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bond motored from Galt on Sunday and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Manary.

 

Miss Welland, of Galt, formerly teacher here, called on friends in the vicinity, Wednesday last week.

 

 Miss Davina Gilchrist spent Friday with friends in Hespeler.

 

Miss Gracie McMillan returned Tuesday to Moorefield to resume her duties as teacher.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stengel, of Preston, moved to their farm here, recently purchased from Isaac Wismer.  We welcome them to our community.

 

Miss Margaret Turnbull, of Galt, commenced her duties as teacher here, on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

September 18th 1919.

 

Mr. William Mathews and two daughters, and his brother, Mr. Mathews, of Erie Pennsylvania, called at “The Glen” on Monday, and are also making a tour among their relatives and old friends in Puslinch.

 

Master Ralph Wismer spent Sunday with friends in Preston.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Heller, 2nd Concession, visited with old friends here, on Friday last.

 

Mr. A. Hipel, who has been in the timber business here for the past year, and Mrs. Hipel, are leaving to take up their residence in Preston.  We wish them all success.

 

A fine boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, of “The Glen”, on Thursday of last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Menary returned on Monday after a pleasant visit spent with friends in Toronto and Georgetown.

 

Miss Ada Bechtel returned to Hespeler after spending a few days at “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stengel spent Thursday last in Kitchener.

 

Mr. Dalton Wismer, of Preston, was the guest of his brother here, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

October 8th 1919.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Holm, of Hespeler, visited their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Wismer, here, on Sunday.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, visited her aunts, Miss J. Ferguson and Mrs. Ferguson, on Sunday last.

 

Miss Margaret Turnbull attended the teachers’ convention of South Wellington, held at Guelph on Thursday and Friday of last week.

 

Miss Pansy A. Fixter left a short time ago to take a course at the MacDonald Institute, Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Laur and little daughter, Jean, of Woodstock, spent Sunday week with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, of Leslie’s Station.

 

Miss Gracie McMillan, of Moorefield, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie McMillan, here.

 

Mrs. Alex McCormick, “Puslinch Lake Farm”, called on her cousin, Miss Tennie (perhaps Jennie) McLellan, Galt, last week.

 

The Misses Moore and Reid, lady evangelists, are holding a series of meetings in the schoolhouse, here.

 

A very successful auction sale was held on the farm of Mrs. A. McKellar, of the 1st Concession, here, Tuesday week.  Good prices were realized.

 

Mrs. McKenzie, of St. George, is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. H. Manary, here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

October 27th 1919.

 

Mr. Erastus Laur, of Seattle, Washington, one of our old Killean boys, who has been absent some thirty years, is at present visiting his brother, Mr. William Laur, and Mrs. Laur, of Leslie’s Station, and calling on old acquaintances here.

 

Miss Jean Renwick, of Hespeler, spent a short time on Saturday with Mrs. M. Ferguson and Miss B. Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

Reverend Mr. Wood, of Knox Church, Crieff, and Mr. Archie Scott called upon members of the congregation in this vicinity on last Thursday.

 

Quite a number from around here attended the World’s Fair at Rockton.

 

The annual meeting of the Killean branch of the Upper Canada Bible Society was held in the schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon, October 26th.  Messrs. Thos. Patterson and David Fraser were the speakers.

 

A few of our number, who were on the sick list, are on their way to recovery again.

 

Mrs. John Paddock, who has been out West for the past year, visiting her family, returned to her home, here, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 9th 1920.

 

Mr. Wesley Stengel, of Kitchener, spent New Year’s day with his uncle, Mr. William Stengel, and Mrs. Stengel.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and little son, Donald, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Amy, of Hamilton.

 

Mr. John Gilchrist and his sister, Miss Davina, of Guelph, and Mr. William McCormick, of Crieff, spent New Year’s Eve with friends at “The Glen”.

 

Much interest was taken in the Puslinch Township municipal election on Monday last, when Mr. Alex McLean was elected Reeve and Messrs. T. Doyle, D. McLean, W. Schultz, and Geo. Meldrum were elected as Councillors.  Mr. M. Ferguson acted as Deputy Returning Officer for this polling subdivision.

 

 Miss Fanny Congo, who recently returned from the West, is spending a holiday with her sister, Mrs. Fred Bartles, and Mr. Bartles and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Hipel and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister and family.

 

Mrs. A. Argo, of Rivers, Manitoba, is home on a visit to her mother, Mrs. J. Paddock, and brother, Mr. Geo. Paddock.

 

A number from here attended the funeral of the late Allan Stewart, of Crieff, on Wednesday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

January 25th 1920.

 

A few from here attended the house party given by Mr. John McMillan to a number of his friends, Tuesday evening last, at his home near Hespeler.

 

 Miss Margaret Turnbull, teacher, spent Sunday at her home in Galt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and little sons, and Miss Bella Ferguson, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gilchrist, spent a very delightful time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Thursday evening last, it being the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage.  The evening was pleasantly spent in music and social chat, after which, oysters and other dainties were heartily partaken of.

 

Mr. Richard Munn, of Huntsville, Muskoka, was the guest of his nephew, Mr. H. Manary and Mrs. Manary, on Sunday last.

 

Mr. M. McIntosh, of Crieff, is relieving Mr. Hollinger, mail carrier, who is confined to his home through illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

February 11th 1920.

 

Messrs. William and Mitchell Steele, of Sceptre, Saskatchewan, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steele, of Galt, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paddock, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Geo. Kemp, of Toronto, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Manary and family.

 

Mrs. Angus McPherson, of Crieff, spent Wednesday week with Miss Katie McCormick.

 

Miss B. Ferguson spent a very pleasant time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, on Wednesday of last week.

 

Mr. Dalton Wismer, of Preston, spent a few days of last week with his brother, here.

 

Mr. William Stengel has recently purchased a fine team of horses to work his plantation here.

 

We are very sorry to hear of the illness of Miss Margaret Turnbull, teacher here, and hope that she soon will be better again.

 

Mrs. Donald McIntosh visited her sister here, Mrs. Wm. Laur, Leslie’s Station, on Tuesday of last week.

 

 Mr. Clarence Bartles assisted Mr. I. Wismer to move some of his implements to his new farm near Branchton, Friday last.

 

Mr. D. McNaughton, Assessor for the Township of Puslinch, paid his annual visit to the neighbourhood, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

February 19th 1920.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Kinzie, of Preston, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Stengel on Friday last.

 

Mr. John Fraser, of the 2nd Concession, was a visitor at “The Glen” last week.

 

Mr. Isaac Wismer, of Preston, visited his son, Mr. Isaac Wismer, and Mrs. Wismer, on Friday.

 

A few from here attended the auction sale held on the farm of Mr. Angus Stewart, 3rd Concession, on Wednesday of last week.

 

Mr. H. Argo, of Rivers, Manitoba, is spending a few days with friends here.

 

Mr. Beckett, of Galt, called in this vicinity on Saturday.

 

The recent storm has made the roads impassable for travel in some places, especially the sideroads.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

March 31st 1920.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Kool (perhaps Kuhl) and daughter, of the 3rd Concession, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel.

 

Mr. Wm. Renwick, of Hespeler, spent Friday last at “The Glen”.

 

Mr. Geo. Kemp, of Toronto, is spending a few weeks with his cousin, Mr. and Mrs. H. Menary, here.

 

Mr. Robert Palmer, of Clyde, was busily engaged cutting wood for a few of the farmers here, last week.

 

Master William Ball, accompanied by his cousins, Masters Arnold and Alexander Wilkinson and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, attended the First Presbyterian Church Guild entertainment, held in the City Hall, Galt, on Thursday evening last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Cook have recently moved to their new farm near Leslie Station, lately purchased from Mr. Larter.

 

Mr. James McMillan, “The Gore”, called on old friends here on Sunday.

 

A few of the farmers here are busy at sugar-making, but remark that it is not a very good season for it.

 

Mrs. Jacob Cooper spent a few days of last week on the old plantation here.

 

Mrs. William Laur and daughter, Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, called on Mrs. D. McIntosh on Wednesday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

May 13th 1920.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cornell, and nephew, Master Sydney, and grandchild, Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and twin babies, Master Howard and little Miss Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krease and granddaughter, Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. D. Kinzie and sons, Albert and Gordon, and Mr. Albert Peck Junior motored out on Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, here.

 

Many fishermen from Galt and Hespeler are out trying their luck at the fishing in the creek here.

 

Mr. Alex Wilkinson, of “Lake Farm”, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. Neil Wilkinson, and Mrs Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Mr. John McMillan, near Hespeler, removed his young cattle to the farm of Mr. Scott for summer pasturing, Monday last.

 

Mrs. McKenzie, of Ayr, is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. H. Manary, here.

 

Mr. Willie Ball visited Sunday last with his cousins, Arnold and Alex Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Arbour Day was observed in the school here, Friday last.

 

Mr. Sharpe, who recently purchased the farm of Mr. James Palframan, had a number of valuable sheep destroyed by dogs on Friday last.

 

Messrs. Walter Ferguson, of Galt, and William Renwick, of Hespeler, cattle buyers, were in the vicinity on Monday, on business.

 

Owing to the fine weather now, farmers are progressing with the spring seeding.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 9th 1920.

 

Visitors who were at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of Mill Creek Park Farm, Sunday, were Messrs. Wesley Stengel and Gordon Eby, of Kitchener, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shantz and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Shantz, of Freeport, Miss Hackett and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cornell, of Preston.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, and Mrs. Thos. Amy and daughter, Edna, of Hamilton, spent the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

Miss Grace McMillan, teacher, Moorefield, is spending the vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch M. McMillan.

 

Mrs. Rush and children, of Galt, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles and family.

 

Mr. Alex Wilkinson, of “Puslinch Lake Farm”, called last Thursday on his brother, Mr. Neil Wilkinson, and Mrs. Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Mr. Jack Fraser, of Galt, and John Paddock, of the 2nd Concession, called on old friends here, Sunday.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ramsay and little son, of “The Gore”, spent Sunday last in Hespeler.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Maltby and family, of Galt, were visitors on the holiday at the home of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Beckett, and Mr. Beckett, here.

 

Mr. Archie Fraser, of Crieff, visited his sister, Mrs. A. McMillan, on Friday of last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 15th 1920.

 

Mrs. John Beckett and son and daughter, Frank and Kathleen, spent the weekend with friends in Eramosa.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cornell and two children, of Preston, Mrs. Henry Erb, of Lexington, Mr. Jacob Blough, of Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. Zephaniah Erb and daughter, Lola, of Bridgeport, were guests, Sunday, of Mr. and Mrs. Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Mr. Robbie Burmeister, of Clearview, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mr. William Graul Senior, Mr. George Graul, Mr. Richard Austin, and Miss Minnie Graul, of Galt, called on Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson, of “The Glen”, Monday.

 

Miss Marion M. Keller, of Galt, was the guest last week of the Misses Eva and Inez Bartles.

 

A ball team has been organized lately by the young men of the section here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 17th 1920.

 

Mr. Jack Fraser, of Galt, called on friends at “The Glen” on Sunday.

 

The Misses Gracie and Teenie McMillan and Angus McMillan spent last Friday at the home of their uncle, Mr. D. McMillan, and Mrs. McMillan.

 

Miss Margaret Ball, of Toronto, is the guest of her uncle, Mr. Marshall Ferguson, and aunts, Mrs. Ferguson and Miss Bella Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”, spent Sunday with Mr. Kuhl and family, of the 2nd Concession.

 

Mr. Sandy Ramsay, Master Alex, the Misses Gracie and Christina Ramsay, of Leslie’s Station, spent Sunday with their uncle, Mr. Archie McMillan, and Mrs. McMillan, here.

 

A few from here attended the presentation at the home of Mr. L. Tinning and Mrs. Tinning, of Clyde, on Friday evening last.

 

Messrs. Neil Laur and James Milroy, of Galt, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. William Laur on Sunday.

 

The severe lightning storm, Saturday, did much damage to standing grain and corn patches throughout the vicinity.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Burmeister and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gouls, Breslau, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 25th 1920.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, was the guest of her sister, Miss Bella Ferguson and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, of “The Glen”, Tuesday last.

 

Mrs. Sheriffs, of Mosboro, and her sister, Miss Mary Gilchrist, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with their cousin, Mr. John Gilchrist, and Mrs. Gilchrist, here.

 

Mrs. Lewis Grill, with the Misses Helen and Beatrice, and Miss Minnie Grill, of Hespeler, motored out on Monday evening and called for a short time on old friends at “The Glen”.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, spent Sunday with her cousin, Miss Margaret Ball, of “The Glen”.

 

Reverend Mr. and Mrs. J. McKenzie and family return to their home in West Virginia this week after a pleasant holiday spent with friends here.

 

Mr. R. Palmer, of Clyde, was a visitor in the vicinity, Sunday.

 

Mrs. Blough and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Kinzie, of Preston, spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. W. Stengel, of “Mill Creek park Farm”.

 

Miss Margaret Jamieson, nurse, recently of California, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. George Paddock, and Mr. Paddock, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

September 1st 1920.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frosch and family motored to Hamilton on Sunday and spent the day there.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Tinning, of Lynden, and Mr. and Mrs. D. MacMillan, of Clyde, called at Mr. John MacCormick’s, Sunday.

 

Mrs. John Paddock Senior is spending a few days with Hespeler friends.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and little sons, Donald and Angus, were guests over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tait, of Toronto.

 

Mr. John McIntosh, Postmaster, Galt, and aunt, Miss Abbie McIntosh, of Toronto, were recent visitors at the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cutter and baby, Catherine, of Iowa, Nova Scotia, Mr. Wesley Stengel, and Miss Franey Bingaman, of Kitchener, motored here on Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

The Misses Eleanor and Jessie Milroy, of Hespeler, were the guests this week of their friends, Miss Eva and Inez Bartles.

 

Messrs. Norman and Donald Ramsey spent Sunday with their cousins, Mr. Alexander McAllister and sister, at Puslinch Lake.

 

Miss Mary Clark, of Firdale, Manitoba, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Angus McPherson, of Crieff, spent Friday renewing old acquaintances in the vicinity.  Miss Clark, who was born and spent her youth here, has been absent for nearly twenty years.  She notices many changes in the neighbourhood.  A few of her schoolmates still remain in the old place to welcome her.

 

Mrs. James Porter, of Chatham, called on her sisters, Mrs. William Lane Leslie and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Menary on the arrival of a young son, Thursday last.

 

Mr. William Loker, of London, a former resident here, has disposed of his farm on the Town Line to Mrs. Haight, of Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

December 15th 1920.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fach and Miss Annie Fach, of Portage La Prairie, were guests, Saturday, of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson, “The Glen”.

 

A few farmers from here were present at the Farmers’ Club supper, held in the Puslinch Lake Hall, Friday evening last.

 

Messrs. Dannie Oliver and Norman McLean, of Galt, spent Sunday with their uncles, Messrs. Hugh and William Currie.

 

Mr. Edward Ramsay, of Toronto, spent Monday last with his mother, Mrs. Ramsay, and brother, Mr. Norman Ramsay, “The Glen”.

 

The Paddock brothers are finishing up their season’s threshing in the neighbourhood, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

December 24th 1920.

 

Miss Bella Stewart, who has been teaching for the past year, left at the holiday, to resume a similar position in Morriston.

 

Mrs. Catherine Roos, accompanied by her son, Alfred, and Mrs. Roos, of Hespeler, spent Saturday with the former’s brother, Mr. Hugh Currie.

 

Mrs. C. Walzer, of Galt, called on old friends at “The Glen”, last Tuesday.

 

The Misses Katie and Christena McLean, of Crieff, visited their cousins, the Misses Teenie and Charlotte McMillan, Friday last.

 

Mr. Wm. Robertson, of the 3rd Concession, spent Sunday with his uncle, Mr. John Gilchrist, and Mrs. Gilchrist.

 

Messrs. Fred Currie and Ralph Clemens, of Preston, were guests of the former’s sisters, the Misses Lizzie and Ella Currie, Sunday.

 

Mr. Harry Fixter delivered some Christmas beef to the Hespeler butchers, Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 10th 1921.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, Mr. Royden, and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, motored up Sunday week, and spent a short time with Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson and Miss Bella Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Tinning, of Lynden, were guests of Mr. John McCormick and Miss Katie McCormick, Sunday week.

 

Mr. Frank Haid, of Preston, traveller for the W. T. Raleigh Company, called upon a few of his customers here last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frosch, of Hamilton, motored up on Sunday and spent the day with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

A few of the young people here attended a box social at Clyde, Friday evening last.

 

Masters Elmer and Robert Chester and Ralph Meyers, of Puslinch Lake, spent Sunday with the lattermost’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyers, of “Dunbar Cottage”.

 

Mrs. R. Paddock and sister, Miss Jean Stewart, of the 2nd Concession, called for a short time at “The Glen”, Friday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Angus Macpherson, of Crieff, visited their cousins, Mr. John McCormick and Miss Katie McCormick, Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Misener, of Stoney Creek, motored up Sunday and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ramsey, near Killean Station.

 

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, “The Glen”, on Sunday were Mr. Bert Heller, Mrs. Heller, and little daughter, Donalda, of the 2nd Concession, Dr. Walter Laird, George Laird, and Miss Katie Gilchrist, of Guelph, the Misses Annie and Janet Gilchrist, of Arkell, and Mr. Anthony Robertson, of the 3rd Concession.

 

Visitors recently at Mill Creek Park Farm were Mrs. D. Kinzie, her daughter and son-in-law, and Mr. Bloom, of Preston, Mr. Neibauer, of Cole’s Mill, and Mr. and Mrs. Kuhl, of the 3rd Concession.

 

Mr. Harold Galbraith, census enumerator, made his rounds here last week.

 

A party of motorists from Toronto, on their return trip from Puslinch Lake, had the misfortune to have their car leave the road, on Sunday last, and, after a great deal of delay, had to resort to Mr. William Stengel for a team of horses and to Mr. Ferguson with his rope and tackle.  These gentlemen are thinking of organizing a rescue brigade.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 16th 1921.

 

Mrs. Catherine Roos and son, Alfred, of Hespeler, called on the former’s brothers, Messrs. Hugh and William Currie, Thursday of last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCormick, of Crieff, and Mr. John Gilchrist, of the 2nd Concession, spent Sunday week with Mr. John Gilchrist and Mrs. Gilchrist.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laur, near Killean Station, paid a short call on Mr. and Mrs. D. McIntosh, on Sunday.

 

Mr. William Palframan, of Toronto, called on his old friend, Mr. Michael French, on Saturday of last week.

 

Mrs. Charlotte Cooper, of Hespeler, and Mrs. John W. Gilchrist were guests, Sunday, of Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCormick and family, Crieff.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles spent Sunday in Hespeler, calling on a number of their many friends there.

 

Mr. Rob Burmeister, of Dumfries, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mr. William Grant Senior, Mr. Geo. Graul, and Miss Minnie Graul, of Galt, were guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, “The Glen”.

 

The grading of the Town Line, under the supervision of Mr. Brock Sault, has made a great improvement for traffic on this road.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

April 5th 1922.

 

The friends of Mr. Mike French are sorry to hear that he is very ill, at present.

 

Miss Marie Meyers, of Kitchener, was the guest on Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyers, of Dunbar Cottage.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and little son, Ian, returned home last Tuesday after a few days spent with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Amy, of Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph French, of Guelph, and Mrs. Charlotte Cooper, of Hespeler, are spending a few days with Mr. Mike French.

 

Mrs. Donald McIntosh called on her sister, Mrs. Laur, near Killean Station, on Tuesday of last week.

 

A few of the neighbours here are making maple sugar.

 

Mr. George Kemp, of Toronto, is spending a few days with his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Menary.

 

A number from here attended the auction sale at the farm of Orville Groh, near Preston, on Wednesday.

 

Miss Mayme McMillan returned to her home on Tuesday after a few weeks spent in Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

May 5th 1922.

 

A number of fishermen from Kitchener, Galt, and Hespeler were trying their luck in the Mill Creek here, on Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stengel were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wismer, of Branchton, Wednesday of last week.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and son, Ian, spent Saturday week with Mr. And Mrs. Neil Wilkinson and family, of Mill Creek.

 

The Misses Olive Fixter, Charlotte McMillan, and Wilma Paddock returned Tuesday to resume their studies at the Galt Collegiate, after spending the holidays at their respective homes here.

 

Miss Bella Ferguson and nephew, Angus Ferguson, visited Saturday with their aunt, Mrs. Thompson, and with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John McLaren, of Hespeler.

 

Fred Beckett, of Beverly, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Brock Sault finished his contract of sawing the season’s wood for the school here, Saturday last.

 

The farmers here are not as far advanced with the spring seeding as they would like to be.

 

A few of our number are on the sick list, at present.

 

Brock Sault, of the Town Line, has recently disposed of his farm to Mr. Quinnell, of Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

May 17th 1922.

 

Royden Wilkinson, of Galt, accompanied by his sister, Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, motored up on Sunday and spent a short time with Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson and Miss Bella Ferguson.

 

Neil Laur and daughter, Edna, of Galt, were guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, near Killean Station.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Coon, (perhaps Kuhn) of Preston, were visitors at “Mill Creek Park Farm” on Sunday.

 

John Gilchrist, accompanied by Mrs. Gilchrist and Miss Katie Gilchrist, and Mr. Thomas Gilchrist, of Guelph, called in the vicinity on Sunday.

 

Thos. Farrow, of Preston, was assisting William Stengel with his farm work, last week.

 

Mrs. Donald McIntosh visited her daughter, Mrs. A. McMillan, near Hespeler, last Thursday.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, Master Angus, Donald, and Ian and Miss Bella Ferguson spent a pleasant day with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heller and family, of the Lake Road.

 

Isaac Wismer Senior and grandson, Ralph Wismer, of Branchton, called on old friends here, Saturday.

 

We are sorry to lose another of our old neighbours, in Mr. and Mrs. Brock Sault and family, who have recently left to take up their residence on Sprague’s Road, Dumfries.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

June 2nd 1922.

 

John Robertson and sister, Mrs. John Gilchrist, accompanied by John McAllister and sister, of Puslinch Lake, motored to Harriston, Sunday week.  When there, they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson.

 

Miss Bella Ferguson, and Angus, Donald, and Ian Ferguson spent Tuesday with Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Miss Kercher, teacher, spent the weekend in Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. McKellar, of Galt, Herman Prestein, Mrs. Prestein, and Miss Irene Prestein, of Hespeler, were guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frosh, the Misses Evelyn and Elizabeth Frosh, and Fred Frosh spent Sunday in Kitchener with Mr. and Mrs. Shantz.

 

Mrs. Frank Meyers and daughter, Miss Marie Meyers, of Kossuth, called recently on old friends at “The Glen”.

 

Wedding bells will ring in our midst shortly.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heller, of the Lake Road, called on Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, Sunday.

 

Victoria Day passed off very quietly.

 

Miss Eva Bartles is spending a few days at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Rush, in Galt.

 

Mrs. McPhatter and Blair McPhatter, of “The Gore”, called at “The Glen”, Sunday week.

 

William Stengel, “Mill Creek Park Farm”, has added to the beauty of his already fine property here by planting a large number of cedar and Scotch pine trees along his lane and roadside.  Mr. Stengel received his Scotch pines from the Forestry Department, through Karl Homuth, M.P.P..  This is the second successful attempt that Mr. Stengel has made at reforestation, having previously planted a fine maple grove while a resident of Preston.

 

Motorists will be pleased to hear that the sideroad between the First and Second Concessions, leading to the lake, is being graded and put in good condition, this week.

 

  About thirty of the members of the Hagey Mennonite Church, near Preston, held a prayer meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stengel, Wednesday evening last.

 

The Misses Mary Burmeister and Laurinda Manary spent Monday in Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 5th 1922.

 

Royden Wilkinson, of Galt, accompanied by his mother and sister, Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, called for a short time on Saturday at the home of M. Ferguson, “The Glen”.

 

Mrs. Thomas Paddock and little daughters, Grace and Edna, spent Sunday with their cousins, Mrs. Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Crossley, of Mill Creek.

 

Robert Burmeister, of Valens, spent the holiday at his home here.

 

Messrs. John Gilchrist and Thos. Gilchrist, of Guelph, and Dan McFarlane, of Puslinch, called on old friends at “The Glen”, Friday last.

 

The Misses Laurinda Menary, Inez Bartles, Evelyn Frosh, and Richard McMillan tried their entrance examinations at Aberfoyle, Thursday and Friday of last week.

 

Miss Eva Bartles is spending a few days in Preston.

 

Miss Gracie McMillan, teacher, of Blair, is spending the holiday season at her home here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 29th 1922.

 

Harold Ball returned to Toronto, Friday, after a pleasant holiday spent at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Settlebaur, of Centreville, Mrs. Noah Becker and family, of Preston, Mr. Bohn and Miss Smith, of German Mills, Menna Sararus, of North Bay, and Mr. Lewis and Mr. A. Shantz, of Centreville, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stengel, “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Fred Bartles has recently purchased a new car.

 

The Misses Laurinda Manary and Evelyn Frosh were successful in passing their entrance examinations.

 

Miss Abbie McIntosh, of Toronto, is spending a pleasant holiday with her brother, Donald McIntosh, and Mrs. McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harman, of Hespeler, and family, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan.

 

Miss Laurinda Manary spent the weekend with friends in Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 4th 1922.

 

Recent visitors at “The Glen” were Arnold Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Isaac Wismer, Mrs. Wismer, Violet and Ralph Wismer, Mr. Wismer Senior, of Branchton, and James Riddick, of Crieff.

 

Reverend John McKenzie, Mrs. McKenzie, and Margaret, John, and William McKenzie arrived by motor last week from Phillipi, West Virginia, to spend a holiday with Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, at the old plantation.

 

Robert Galbraith, Public School Inspector, of Mount Forest, and Mrs. Galbraith and two daughters called on relatives here last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan, of Morriston, spent Sunday with Mrs. A. McMillan and family.

 

Willie Stettlebauer, of Centreville, is spending the summer vacation with his grandparents at “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

George Herbert, of Galt, and a number of other friends spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister and family.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 10th 1922.

 

Reverend Arthur and Mrs. Cooper, of Hamilton, who are at present camping at Puslinch Lake, called on John Gilchrist, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Hallman, of Centreville, were visitors at “Mil Creek Park Farm”, Sunday.

 

Mrs. M. Ferguson and sons, Angus, Donald and Ian, and Miss Bella Ferguson spent Monday at the home of Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek.

 

Miss Davina Gilchrist, nurse in training at Toronto, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Reverend John McKenzie, on Wednesday of last week.

 

Mrs. A. McKellar and son, Gordon, and Mrs. Green, of Galt, called on old friends here, Monday.

 

Mr. Smith, of Hamilton, spent a pleasant holiday last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCormick, of “Lake-Side Park Farm”.

 

Miss Eva Bartles is the guest of her friend, Miss Margaret Milroy, of Hespeler, for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hobson and family, of Valens, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Heller.

 

Mrs. Milroy and little daughter are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ramsay.

 

Blair McPhatter commenced threshing in this vicinity last week.

 

John Gilchrist, of Guelph, called on his cousin, John Gilchrist, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

August 24th 1922.

 

Recent visitors at “The Glen” were Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mrs. Sherriffs, the Misses Margaret Ball and Mary McIntosh, of Toronto, and D. McPherson, of Clyde.

 

Miss Amanda Tinning spent Tuesday with friends in Clyde.

 

Miss __dell, of Galt, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. John Beckett, for a few days.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heller spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hobson, of Crieff.

 

Mrs. Donald McMillan spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Harman, near Hespeler, last week.

 

Miss Rosie Burmeister is spending a week in Preston with Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hipel.

 

Miss Fanny Congo, nurse, of Galt, is, at present, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Fred Bartles.

 

George Kemp, of Toronto, Isaac Menary and William Menary, of Galt, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. Menary, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

September 5th 1922.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, accompanied by Isaac Wismer, Mrs. Wismer, and family, of Branchton, motored to Breslau on Sunday August 27th, where they spent the day with Reeve and Mrs. Kinzie and family.

 

Mrs. Bartles, of Hespeler, is spending a few days with her son, Fred Bartles and Mrs. Bartles.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Paddock, of “Bridgewater Farm”, on the arrival of a young son.

 

Mrs. Archie McMillan and John McMillan, of near Hespeler, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.

 

Miss Rosie Burmeister attended the marriage of her cousin, Miss Edna Shea, of Galt.

 

Miss Myrtle Snyder, of Kitchener, was the guest of her cousin, Miss Evelyn Frosh, for the past week.

 

James Milroy, of Galt, called on Fred Bartles, Sunday.

 

Donald McIntosh spent Sunday week with Alex McPherson and family, of Crieff.

 

Neil Laur, of Galt, visited at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, near Killean Station, Sunday.

 

Mrs. Henderson, of Chatham, called on her aunt, Mrs. McIntosh, Monday last.

 

Miss Grace McMillan is spending a few days visiting friends in Moorefield.

 

Miss Teenie McMillan, of Morriston, spent Sunday with her cousins, the Misses Mayme and Teenie McMillan.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 13th 1922.

 

We are sorry to lose from our midst, Mrs. Thomas Paddock and family, who have recently left to take up their residence in Galt.

 

School re-opened on Tuesday, with Miss McFadden, of Milton, as teacher.

 

Among those who attended the Toronto exhibition last week were Messrs. John Gilchrist, Arthur Eagle, Michael French, and Alexander Ramsay.

 

 Reverend and Mrs. McKenzie and family returned to their home in Philippi, West Virginia, Monday last.

 

Recent visitors at “The Glen” were Mrs. Archie Marshall and Mrs. Peter Patterson, of Puslinch Station, Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Miss Davina Gilchrist, nurse, of Toronto, John Gilchrist, Mrs. Gilchrist, Thomas Gilchrist, and Miss Katie Gilchrist, of Guelph.

 

W. Yonkie, R. Burmeister and son, Percy, and the Misses Rosie and Mary Burmeister motored, Saturday, to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy and family, of St. Catharines.

 

Reverend James Small and Mrs. Small, of Hespeler, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Heller and Mr. and Mrs. Forbes, of Glenmorris, motored to Elora, Sunday last.

 

Peter Snider and son, of Clyde, spent Sunday with Thomas Cudney and family.

 

Fred Bartles, Mrs. Bartles, and family motored to Hamilton, Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon and son, from the West, are at present visiting the latter’s sister, Mrs. Oliver Bryce, and Miss Janet Milroy, near Killean Station.

 

Messrs. William Laur, Robert Palmer, Marshall Ferguson, and John Young and Mrs. Young, of Clyde, attended the funeral of the late William Mason, of Woodstock, on Tuesday.

 

Miss Amanda Tinning was the guest of her brother, Lionel Tinning, and Mrs. Tinning, at Lynden, over Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

October 19th 1922.

 

The annual meeting of the Galt Branch of the Upper Canada Bible Society will be held in the Killean schoolhouse, Sunday afternoon, October 22nd.  Speakers from Galt will be present.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson, of “The Glen”, were Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Beverly, W. Renwick, Miss Jean Renwick, Mrs. John McLaren, Mrs. McDonald, William Coles, Mrs. Coles, little Miss Helen and Master Robert Coles, of Hespeler.

 

A number from here attended the “World’s Fair” at Rockton, Wednesday of last week.

 

William Stengel spent Saturday in Kitchener.

 

Mrs. Hagey, of Preston, spent a few days last week at “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Mr. and Mrs John Young, of Beverly, called on Miss Katie McCormick, Sunday.

 

William McIntosh, of Hespeler, spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Farrow, of Preston, returned to their home on Tuesday, after a few days spent with old friends here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

October 22nd 1922.

 

Alexander McCaig, Mrs. McCaig, and Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Hespeler, were guests, on day last week, with Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, near Killean Station.

 

Quite a number were present at the annual Bible Society meeting, held in the schoolhouse, on Sunday afternoon last.  A very interesting address was given by Reverend Mr. Cooper, of Galt, who related a number of facts concerning the Bible Society and its work.  He was assisted by G. Ferguson, of Galt.  The collectors appointed for the ensuing year were the Misses Isabel Burmeister, Eva Bartles, Teenie McMillan, and Wilma Paddock.

 

Recent visitors at “The Glen” were Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor and Miss Jessie Scott, of Roseville Road, and James Milroy, of Clearview.

 

At the annual plowing match of the Puslinch Farmers’ Club, held on the farm of John McMillan, Thursday of last week, Clarence Bartles was successful in capturing first prize for best turnout.

 

Mrs. W. Marriott and daughter, Alice, of Puslinch Lake, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. Burmeister and family.

 

Donald McMillan called on Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harman, near Hespeler, last week.

 

Oliver Cudney returned home, Saturday last week, from the West, where he has been for the summer months.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

March 1st 1923.

 

Charles Gregor had the misfortune to lose one of his valuable horses while en route to Preston with a load of potatoes.  The horse apparently choked while floundering in the deep snow on the Town Line, Thursday last.

 

Mrs. A. McMillan and Miss Teenie McMillan spent Tuesday last with the former’s sister, Mrs. Allan Stewart, of Crieff.

 

Marshall Ferguson, local turkey fancier, has purchased a pair of copper-bronze turkeys for breeding purposes.  The birds are an exceptionally fine pair and were imported from Iowa, U.S.A.

 

Mrs. Ira Cousens, of Galt, recently enjoyed a pleasant holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cudney, here.

 

Mrs. Harmen left last week on an extended visit with her daughter, in London.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson spent Saturday week with their aunt, Mrs. Thompson, and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John McLaren, of Hespeler.

 

Mrs. Henderson, of Sheffield, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Paddock, for a few weeks.

 

Harry Fixter has disposed of one of his fine cows to W. Renwick, of Hespeler.

 

 Wilson Robertson, Township Assessor, paid his annual visit in the neighbourhood, on Friday week.

 

Marshall Ferguson, accompanied by his sister, Bella Ferguson, and uncle, Archie Marshall, of Puslinch, attended the funeral of the latter’s sister, the late Agnes Livergood, of Preston, Saturday last.

 

Miss Rosie Burmeister, of Preston, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosh spent last week with her brother, C. Frosh, of Paris.

 

Blair McPhatter, of “The Gore”, called at “The Glen”, last Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

March 15th 1923

 

A number from here attended the funeral of the late Mrs. James McPherson, of Crieff, on Saturday last.

 

Mr. Klafer, of Galt, was a business visitor in the vicinity, Monday.

 

Miss Rosie Burmeister, of Preston, spent Sunday at her home here.

 

William Laur, of near Killean Station, called on Mr. and Mrs. D. McIntosh, on Sunday.

 

Roy Harmon had the misfortune to have part of his barn unroofed by the recent severe wind storm.

 

John Gilchrist was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCormick, of Crieff, over the weekend.

 

Mrs. George Paddock, who has been sick for some time, is able to be about again.

 

Mr. Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”, spent Saturday in Preston.

 

Messrs. M. Ferguson and Donald Stewart, of Crieff, attended the New Hope Lodge, at Hespeler, on Monday night.

 

Wilson Robertson is confined to his home through illness.

 

William Gilchrist, of Galt, is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Anthony Robertson, of the 3rd Concession.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

April 9th 1923.

 

John Gilchrist called on his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Robertson, of the 3rd Concession, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson called on Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Saturday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Major, of Rockwood, were Easter guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fixter and family.

 

Malcolm McCormick is confined to his home through illness.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bond, of Beverly, spent Easter Sunday with Mrs. Archie McMillan and family.

 

Robert Burmeister is engaged for the summer months with Mr. Watson, of Beverly.

 

Ethel McFadden, teacher, spent the Easter vacation at her home near Milton.

 

Fred Beckett, of Beverly, spent Sunday with his parents here.

 

A number in the vicinity are making Maple syrup, but do not find the season very favourable for it.

 

Minnie Harmen, of Paris, was the guest of her brother, Roy, and Mrs. Harmen, over Easter.

 

Robt. Bailey, of Clyde, called in the vicinity, on Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, of Roseville Road, who have recently taken up their residence here, moved up their household effects on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

May 8th 1923.

 

James Craig, Public School Inspector for South Wellington, paid his annual visit to the school here, last week.

 

Earl Frosh, of Paris, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mrs. Fred Bartles visited with friends in Hespeler, on Friday.

 

A number of the young people here spent a very pleasant time at the party given by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmerman, at their home, on Friday evening of last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Bella Ferguson, and Ian Ferguson motored to Puslinch Station and spent a short time with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Marshall, on Friday.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosh spent a few days with friends in Kitchener.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Coles, Jas. Renwick, and Helen and Robert Coles were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, of “The Glen”, Wednesday.

 

John McMillan, of near Hespeler, gave a party to a number of his friends, Thursday evening last.

 

Mrs. Archie McMillan and family, Alexander Ramsay, Grace Ramsay, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Paddock were guests at the marriage of Christena McMillan to William Winer, at Morriston.

 

Reverend Mr. Buell, of Hespeler, paid a pastoral visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock and Mrs. Paddock Senior, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

May 17th 1923.

 

Mr. Smith, of Hamilton, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCormick and family, on Sunday last.

 

Mrs. John Gilchrist is spending the week with her aunt, Mrs. John Young, Beverly.

 

James Dickieson has recently sold his farm to Mr. Cowan of Roseville Road.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister and daughter, Rosie, of Preston, and Mr. Yonke, of Kossuth, enjoyed a motor trip to Hamilton and Fergus, last Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”, spent Sunday with their old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Souder, of Preston.

 

Victor Cochrane and a party of fishermen from Kitchener were trying their luck at fishing in the Mill Creek here, Saturday last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Quinnel and family, of the Town Line, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brock Sault, Sprague’s Road, Sunday.

 

Ethel McFadden, teacher, spent the weekend at her home, near Milton.

 

Oliver Cudney, of Galt, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Messrs. Ray Stalker, Fred Beckett, and Robert Burmeister, Beverly, were visitors in the vicinity, Sunday.

 

Messrs. Frank Meyers and Mr. Shiry, of Blair, were business visitors, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. McCormick and family, of Kitchener, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosh, of Paris, were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosh, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Killean

June 18th 1923.

 

Mrs. Archie McMillan, Angus McMillan, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan, of Morriston, recently motored to Harriston and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Wyckie and family.

 

Mrs. Thos. Paddock and daughters, Edna and Grace, of Galt, were recent visitors with Mrs. Archie McMillan.

 

Mrs. Ira Cousens, of Galt, spent a pleasant week’s holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cudney.

 

Mrs. Robert Burmeister and daughter, Rosie, are spending a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy, of St. Catharines.

 

William Jamieson, of Galt, called on his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, last week.

 

Mrs. McKenzie, the Misses Sarah, Mary, and Mabel McKenzie, and Mr. and Mrs. Ahren, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

A number from here attended the wedding reception held in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kearns at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reid, of Crieff, on Wednesday night of last week.

 

A large and interested crowd greeted Lincoln Goldie, Conservative candidate for South Wellington, in the schoolhouse on Friday evening.  Ransom Howitt gave a rousing speech, followed by Reverend Mr. Buckland.  Mr. Goldie then outlined the issues of his party, and was followed by John Wilkinson, an ex-Killean boy.  Fred Beckett acted as chairman.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmon spent Sunday last with Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan.

 

James Ruddick, of Crieff, called in the vicinity, Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Turnbull, Killean Station, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Milroy and family, of Hespeler, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 14th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Major, of Rockwood, spent the weekend at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fixter.

 

Miss Wilkinson, of Toronto, was the guest of her cousin, Mr. John Gilchrist, last week.

 

Henry Fixter and son, Scott, spent Saturday week at Oakville and Bronte.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James McNaughton returned to their home in the West after a pleasant month’s visit with Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCormick and Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCormick, of Crieff.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Congo and son, John, motored from Michigan and spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Mr. Smith returned on Monday to his home in Hamilton after a pleasant week spent with Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCormick and family, of “Lake Park Farm”.

 

Miss Hackett, of Preston, Willie Stedelbauer, of Centreville, Isaac Wismer Senior, and Ralph Wismer, of Branchton, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, “Mill Creek Park Farm”, last week.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Tinning and family, of Lynden, spent Sunday with Katie McCormick and the former’s sister, Amanda Tinning.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy and sons, of St. Catharines, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister.

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Angus McPherson, of Crieff, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCormick and family, Sunday last.

 

Blair McPhatter, Paddock Bros., and William Anderson started this week on their respective routes, with their threshing machines, for the season.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dougald McKellar, Mr. and Mrs. John McKellar, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl McKellar, of Galt, spent Civic holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Clarke Frosh and Mr. Shier, accompanied by the Misses Dadd and Anderson, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosh.

 

The Misses Eleanor Milroy, of Hespeler, and Marion Kellar, of Galt, visited the Misses Eva and Inez Bartels.

 

The Misses Otris and Merle Cobleigh, of Sandusky, Michigan, and Mrs. McCormick, Miss Ella, and Master Bobby, of Kitchener, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frosh and family, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

August 20th 1923.

 

Miss Davina Gilchrist returned to Toronto, Tuesday, after spending a few days with her brother, John Gilchrist.

 

John McIntosh, Postmaster, Galt, was a recent visitor with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Leishman and sons, of Paris, called on Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCormick and family, Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hermon and Jean and Helen Hermon spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan.

 

Mrs. Leslie Eagle, of Toronto, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Eagle, last week.

 

Miss Rouch, of Lynden, was the guest of Miss Amanda Tinning, Sunday week.

 

Oliver Cudney, of Galt, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cudney.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Young, of Beverly, called on Miss Katie McCormick and Ronald and William McCormick, Sunday last.

 

Messrs. John Gilchrist and Thomas Turnbull, of Clyde, assisted in re-shingling the roof of part of Mrs. Archie McMillan’s residence, last week.

 

Reverend and Mrs. McKenzie and family are spending the week with friends in Chatham.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 11th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walker and Miss Mary Barrie, of Roseville Road, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Sunday.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and sons, Angus, Donald, and Ian, and Bella Ferguson spent a very pleasant day, Monday last, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson and family, Mill Creek, it being the occasion of two of the birthdays of the family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hagey and Mr. and Mrs. Hagey and son, of Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Stedelbauer and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, of Centreville, and Adrian Stengel, of Preston were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels motored to Toronto, Saturday last, and spent the day at the Exhibition.

 

Messrs. Marvin Eagle and John Gilchrist enjoyed a motor trip to Branchton, Sunday last, to spend the day with an old friend, August Begerow.

 

Brock Sault, of Sprague’s Road, spent Saturday last with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnel, of the “Town Line”.

 

Stanley Ritchie, of Guelph, has been engaged as teacher for the school here, for the ensuing year.

 

Arnold Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, spent a few days this week at the home of his uncle, Marshall Ferguson, and Mrs. Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howes and their three daughters, of Ariss, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

September 28t 1923.

 

 Our esteemed clerk, Thomas William Robertson, was married to Miss Lillian Tempest, of Toronto, on September 19th, by the Reverend Mr. Pritchard.  After the ceremony, a dainty supper was served at the home of the bride’s friend, Mrs. Lansdowne, of Withrow Avenue, after which, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson left for a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls and Buffalo.  On their return, they will reside on the 3rd Concession, Puslinch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bagg, of Hespeler, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnel and family, Sunday.

 

Mr. Robert G. McPherson, Postmaster of Vancouver, B.C., called on his old schoolmaster, Marshall, and Bella Ferguson, on Sunday last.  It is nineteen years since Mr. McPherson last visited the home of his youth, and missed many of the old familiar faces.  He also visited at the homes of Mr. and Mrs Alexander McCormick and Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh, both places being homes of his childhood.  He was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. McKenzie, of Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. David Hutcheon, of Galt, motored to Eramosa, Sunday, and spent the day with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Weir.

 

James McAllister, of Galt, and Mrs. McNab, of Vancouver, recently called on Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, “The Glen”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rappolt and family, of Beverly, called on Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett, Sunday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster and daughters, Rosie and Mary, and Mr. Yonkie, of Kossuth, motored to St. Catharines and spent the weekend with friends there.

 

Miss Agnes Young, of Los Angeles, California, is the guest of her cousins, the Misses Bella and Margaret Robertson.

 

Mrs. Henderson, of Guelph Township, is visiting friends in Puslinch.

 

Messrs. Harold and John Dickie, of Pontiac Michigan, attended the marriage of their cousin, Mr. William Robertson, in Toronto, last week.

 

J. J. Craig, Public School Inspector, paid his annual visit to the school here, Monday last.

 

The county stone crusher is in operation on the new section of road known as the “Accommodation Road”.

 

William Ball visited his cousins, Arnold and Alexander Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Sunday.

 

Mrs. Jacob Shantz and Mr. and Mrs. Anson Hallman, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

October 31st 1923.

 

Recent visitors at “The Glen”, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, were Isabel and Royden Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ball, and Miss Mary McIntosh, of Toronto, and John Wilkinson, of Galt.

 

The annual Bible Society meeting will be held in the schoolhouse, Sunday afternoon, November 4th.  Reverend Mr. McDonald, of Galt, will address the meeting.

 

Margaret Jamieson, nurse, of New York, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. George Paddock, last week.

 

Fred Currie, of Preston, called on his sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Ellen Currie, Friday.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosh entertained a number of her schoolmates to a birthday party at her home, on Saturday last.

 

Mrs. Ira Cousens, of Galt, is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cudney.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of William Robertson, township clerk, Friday evening last, when the councillors of Puslinch and their wives met together and presented Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, who were recently married, with a handsome silver casserole.  The evening was spent in social chat, the excellent violin music, rendered by Anthony Robertson and John Gilchrist, being much enjoyed also, after which, dainty refreshments were served.

 

A large number attended the closing services of the Ellis Church Sunday School, Sunday last.  D. N. Panabaker, of Hespeler, addressed the meeting.  A number of the Hespeler Methodist Choir assisted with the music, also an orchestra.  Mrs. Logan presided at the organ.  The Sunday School has had a very successful year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 4th 1924.

 

The ladies of Knox Church, Crieff, held a very successful quilting bee at the home of Mrs. Archie McMillan, Tuesday last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Knowles and Mrs. Walford, of Galt, spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris and daughters, Lillian and Nancy, of Hespeler, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnel and family, last week.

 

George Hubert, of Galt, Miss Kercher, of Kitchener, and Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy and sons, George and Francis Cassidy, of St. Catharines, were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister.

 

Being a fine day, there was a record attendance of sixty at Sunday School, on Sunday.  Mr. Eccles, of Galt, accompanied by six young men of his Sunday School class, were present and assisted with the services.  Mr. Eccles addressed the school, while the young men sang several selections, which were much appreciated.

 

Mrs. Donald McMillan and Malcolm McMillan spent Sunday with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Hermon, and Mr. Hermon, Sunday.

 

A number from here attended the U.F.O. meeting, held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, Tuesday evening last.

 

  The Mennonite brethren, of Freeport, held a prayer meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, Thursday evening last.  It was well attended, about sixty-five being present.  Harold Groh gave a very interesting address on the ascension.  Reverend Mr. Benjamin Shantz had charge of the meeting.

 

Fred Beckett, of Beverly, visited at the home of his parents, Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Tinning and family, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Tinning, of Windsor, called on Miss Katie McCormick and Amanda Tinning, Sunday last.

 

Mrs. Annie Paddock and Miss Mayme McMillan, of Galt, were guests of Mrs. Archie McMillan, Tuesday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

June 18th 1924.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Scott and Millie Scott, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott and little daughter, Wilma, were visitors at the home of Mrs. George Taylor, Sunday week.

 

A number of men, under the supervision of Thomas Aiken, have commenced operations on the county highway.

 

The many friends of Malcolm McCormick will be sorry to hear that he is at present in the Guelph General Hospital, undergoing treatment.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bond and little son, Archie, spent Sunday with Mrs. Archie McMillan and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Yonkie, of Breslau, are spending a few days at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmeister.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris, of Hespeler, and Mrs. Martin, of Kitchener, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Paddock, Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Coon, of Clearview, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, of “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Turnbull, of Killean Station, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. David Milroy and family, of Hespeler.

 

Mrs. Ira Cousens, of Galt, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cudney.

 

A number from here attended the G.C.I. commencement exercises at Galt, Friday evening, June 6th.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Daniel Shantz, of Kitchener, to Preston Cemetery, Monday last.

 

Miss Teenie McPhatter, of Galt, is spending her holidays at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary McPhatter, of “The Gore”.

 

John Robertson has recently completed the foundation of the summer cottage of Mr. Conduit, of Galt, at the Point (McCormick’s Point).

 

Mrs. McKenzie and daughter, Mary McKenzie, and Miss Sarah McLellan, of Galt, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCormick and family.

 

Mrs. George Taylor and William Scott visited at the home of Miss Mary Barrie, of Roseville Road, Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Angus McPherson, of Crieff, were guests of Ronald McCormick and Miss Katie McCormick, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dougald McKellar, Miss Marion McKellar, and Mr. and Mrs. John McKellar and family, of Galt, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartles, Sunday.

 

Mrs. Kerr, John Kerr, and Mr. and Mrs. Woodcock, of Hamilton, called on friends at “The Glen”, Sunday.

 

There was an attendance of sixty-four at the Sunday School, last Sunday.  Norman Hamilton, of Galt, addressed the Bible class and also sang a solo, accompanied by Mrs. Hamilton on the organ, which was very much appreciated.

 

  A very interesting ball game took place between the young men of the section and a number of the young men of St. Andrew’s Sunday School, of Galt, Monday evening last, when the local team was defeated by a score of 19-16.  After the ball game, lunch was served by the ladies.

 

Paddock brothers have recently moved their sawmill to John Ord’s, Aberfoyle, where sawmill operations will be continued.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

January 7th 1926.

 

Visitors at “The Glen”, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, were Harold Ball, of Toronto, John Wilkinson, of Galt, Mrs. Quinnell and daughters, Kitty, Nellie, and Bobby, John Gilchrist, and Mrs. Taylor.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, Millie Scott, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott and daughter, Wilma, of St. George’s Road, were recent visitors at the home of the former’s sister, Mrs. Margaret Taylor.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wismer and family, of Branchton, and William Stedelbauer, of Centreville, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel during the holiday.

 

Stanley Ritchie, teacher, has returned to his duties after spending the holiday at his home in Guelph.

 

Those of our number who are attending the Galt Collegiate are back to their studies again, after the vacation, spent at their respective homes here.

 

New Year’s visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bartels were Mr. and Mrs. David Milroy, and daughters, Eleanor and Jessie, Hespeler, the Misses Misner, of Stoney Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosh, of Paris, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartels and daughter, Irene, of Hespeler, and Mr. and Mrs. William Turnbull and daughter, Jessie, of Killean Station.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Major and little Jean and Stewart Major, of Rockwood, were Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fixter and family.

 

Leon Frosh, of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Frosh, of Hamilton, spent Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosh.

 

Marshall Ferguson is acting as Deputy Returning Officer for the Municipal Election, Polling Division No. 4, Crieff.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosh spent the holiday with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, Kitchener.

 

The death occurred of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson, of Kitchener, Thursday last, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael French.  Mr. and Mrs. Hudson came to spend the holiday with the former’s sister, Mrs. French, when the baby suddenly expired.

 

Although not much interest was taken in the municipal election, citizens were pleased to have one representative, Frederick Roszell, re-elected at the head of the polls.  Thomas Doyle was elected Reeve.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

February 1st 1926.

 

 Reverend Peter Mathieson, of Morriston, paid a pastoral visit in the neighbourhood, last week.

 

Mrs. Kinzie and sons, of Preston, spent a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Laur, of Galt, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Laur, of near Killean Station.

 

Mrs. Grant, of Centreville, and nephew, William Stedelbauer, visited Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, Saturday week.

 

Despite the stormy weather, there was a large attendance at the meeting of the Killean Literary Society, Saturday evening last.  The subject of the debate for the evening was “Resolved, that emigration is detrimental to Canada”.  The affirmative side was taken by two Crieff young men, William McCormick and Donald Stewart, while the negative was supported by Scott Fixter and Allan Stewart, of Killean.  After much discussion, the judges, John Beckett, Stanley Ritchie, and Alex Fleming, of Crieff, decided in favour of the affirmative.

 

Jack Paddock has recently purchased a new tractor and intends chopping several days each week.

 

The Killean Hockey team, consisting of Alex Ramsay, Fred and Claude Frosh, Stanley Ritchie, Allan Stewart, Dan Cudney, Angus and Richard McMillan, played a friendly game of hockey with the Blair boys at the Galt arena, on Tuesday night, and were defeated by a score of 7-2.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

April 14th 1926.

 

George Paddock, of the 2nd Concession, is in the neighbourhood this week, cutting some of the farmers’ wood with his sawing outfit.

 

John Gilchrist, one of our local musicians, competed in the old time fiddlers’ competition in one of the Guelph theatres, recently.  Although Mr. Gilchrist was not fortunate enough to secure the trophy, he received many favourable comments on the excellence of his violin, which he himself made out of wood grown on neighbouring farms.  Mr. Gilchrist expects a better showing in the next competition, which takes place shortly.

 

Stanley Ritchie, teacher, returned on Monday to his school duties, after spending the Easter vacation at his home in Guelph.

 

  Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel recently visited friends in Preston.

 

Miss Margaret Ball, R.N., Bell Telephone Company, Toronto, spent Easter with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and aunt, Miss Bella Ferguson, of “The Glen”.

 

The Misses Wilma Paddock and Kathleen Beckett resumed their studies at the Galt Collegiate Institute, Monday, after spending the holidays at their respective homes here.

 

William Stedelbauer returned to his home in Centreville, Saturday, after a pleasant holiday spent with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, “Mill Creek Park Farm”.

 

If the weather keeps favourable now, the farmers will soon be able to start operations.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

April 21st 1926.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and sons, Angus, Donald, and Ian, enjoyed a pleasant visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, Mill Creek, Saturday last.

 

John Scott, of Branchton, spent Saturday with his sister, Mrs. Margaret Taylor, here.

 

John Gilchrist and Miss Mary Dickieson supplied music for the Euchre Club dance at School Section No. 12, Puslinch, Friday night last.

 

Messrs. Blair McPhatter and John McGeachie were in the vicinity, last week, with their sawing outfit, finishing up cutting the season’s supply of wood for the farmers here.

 

  Stanley Reeve, of Clyde, called in the vicinity, last week.

 

Miss Laurinda Menary, of Hespeler, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 17th 1927.

 

Miss Inez Bartels has returned home after spending the past few days at the home of her brother, Clarence, and Mrs. Bartels, of Hespeler.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stremble and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Morris and little son, and Mr. and Mrs. Pilkington and family, of Hespeler, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Scott Fixter spent Tuesday with his sister, Mrs. Wm. Major, of Rockwood.

 

Jack Lambky, of Preston, is spending a few days with Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lonsbury, of Preston, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosch, of Hamilton, spent the weekend with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Scott Fixter sold a fine purebred Holstein bull to Charles Lasby, of Rockwood, this week.

 

  The Killean hockey team, comprised of Fred Frosch, Angus and Ritchie McMillan, Alex Ramsay, Allan Stewart, and Oswald Falkiner, journeyed to Morriston and played a friendly game of hockey with the local boys there on Tuesday evening.

 

Anna Roszell, of Puslinch, has returned home after spending a few weeks with Miss A. Brandon.

 

Reeve Roszell, of Puslinch, visited relatives near Clyde, recently.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

January 26th 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch, of Paris, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosh and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Mrs. Dan Quinnell and daughters, Kathleen and Nellie, and son, Bobbie, spent Sunday with Mrs. John Jackson, of Hespeler.

 

Mr. McAllister, of Guelph, was a business visitor, here, on Friday last.

 

John W. Gilchrist spent Saturday in Guelph.

 

John Pearce, of Hespeler, was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Cars are again running, after having been laid up for the past two weeks on account of the deep snow.

 

Several bluejays, which apparently are wintering in the cedars here, have been heralding milder weather for the past few days.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

February 9th 1927.

 

The Misses Inez Bartels and Evelyn Frosch spent a few days last week in Paris with their sister and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosh.

 

Neil Stewart, of Morriston, was a business visitor here, on Monday.

 

H. Goodwin, of Little’s Corners, was engaged the past week teaming rock elm logs from here to Preston for N. Hipel.

 

Leon Frosh, of Cleveland, Ohio, spent a few days last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

The icy weather of the past few days has made very dangerous walking.  On Friday evening, while on her way home from Clearview School, Helen, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herman, slipped on the ice and fractured her shoulder blade and suffered a severe shaking up, but is resting easier at present.  Helen has been very unfortunate, as she fell in June and broke her other arm.

 

On Tuesday last, Geo. McQueen, a teamster for Geo. McAllister & Sons, engaged in hauling logs from the farm of Mr. Jas. Parker to Guelph, caught his foot between a log and a stump while the team was moving and badly cut his left foot, and it was thought that the bone was broken, as he suffered severe pain.  Mr. McAllister came from Guelph and took the injured man back, with his car, to a physician.

 

Fred Frosch Senior was a business visitor in Kitchener, a few days last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

February 16th 1927.

 

The Killean Tigers played a friendly game of hockey with the Cedar Creek Road hockey team at Queen’s Square rink, Galt, on Wednesday night last, and were victorious with a score of 5-2.  Much of the success of the game was due to the stellar playing of Alex Ramsay.  A return game is expected at the Galt Arena on Friday evening next.

 

Jack McFarlane, of Guelph, was a business visitor here on Thursday.

 

William Paddock, who has been under the doctor’s care with the flu, is able to be around again.

 

Miss Bessie McCormick is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Andrew Leishman, in Paris.

 

Roy Herman was a business visitor to Kitchener, on Monday.

 

George Kemp, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Menary.

 

John W. Gilchrist had a very successful bee, sawing wood, on Friday last, with Paddock Bros. sawing outfit.

 

Eleanor Milroy, of Hespeler, spent a few days last week with her friend, Inez Bartels.

 

The following is the result of the January examinations held in S.S. (School Section) No. 7, Puslinch:

Senior IV:

Jean Parker ─ 79.

Junior IV:

Reid Menary ─ 83.6, James Parker ─ 69, Robert Scott ─ 65, Frederick Bartels ─ 64.5, Christina Ramsay***.

Senior II:

Frank Beckett ─ 79.6, Eleanor Currie ─ 70.8, Kathleen Quinnell.

Junior II:

Angus Ferguson ─ 80, Harvey Menary ─ 59.

First:

Donald Ferguson ─ 70, Bobbie Quinnell ─ 69.

Primer “A”:

Gordon Burmaster, Nellie Quinnell.

Primer “B”:

Ian Ferguson, Roger Menary.

***

Absent for part of the examinations.

Teacher:

Olive J. Fixter.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

February 25th 1927.

 

Miss Inez Bartels is spending a few days this week in Galt, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Rush.

 

Alex Smith, of the 3rd Concession, was a business visitor in the vicinity, on Wednesday.

 

Wm. Stengel spent Saturday in Preston.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Munch, of Hespeler, visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herman, on Sunday last.

 

The Misses Inez Bartels and Evelyn Frosch spent the weekend in Preston, with their friend, Miss Eleanor Farraday.

 

Little Helen Herman, who recently fractured her shoulder blade, has sufficiently recovered to be able to be back at school again.

 

The Killean boys played a game of hockey with a team from Clearview, on Tuesday evening, and were defeated by a score of 2-1.

 

Jack A. McFarlane, of Guelph, purchased a carload of exceptionally fine hydro poles from Marshall Ferguson, on Wednesday last.

 

Frank Paddock, of Oak River, Manitoba, who has been spending the past six weeks with his brother, George M. Paddock, has returned to his home in the West.

 

The news of the passing of “Jim” Gorman, chief of police, was heard here with genuine regret, as he was very well known in this locality, especially to the generation of 25 years ago.  He, at that time, was one of the members of the famous Killean tug-of-war team.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

March 10th 1927.

 

Miss Marguerite Williams, of the 1st Concession, spent Monday with her aunt, Mrs. Roy Herman.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris and Mrs. Pilkington visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell, one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch, of Paris, spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Duncan McLean, of Badenoch, Assessor of the Township of Puslinch, was in this vicinity for the past few days.

 

Mrs. Roy Herman spent Tuesday with friends in Hespeler.

 

John W. Gilchrist visited with his sister, Mrs. Angus McCormick, of Crieff, one day last week.

 

Wm. J. Little reports having seen a starling around his farm on Wednesday last.  This is the first to have been seen in this vicinity.

 

The local hockey team played a game with the Cedar Creek team on Tuesday night, at Galt, resulting in a tie, 3-3.

 

Jack Lamky, of Preston, was a visitor with Marshall Ferguson, on Tuesday last.

 

Teams belonging to Leonard Evans, of Hespeler, have been engaged in drawing hydro poles to Hespeler, for Jack A. McFarlane, from the farm of M. Ferguson.

 

Blair McPhatter has commenced sawing wood in the neighbourhood this week.

 

A number from here attended the skating carnival in Hespeler, on Thursday evening last.

 

Harold F. Ball has returned to his home in Toronto after spending several days the guest of his uncle, Marshall, and Mrs. Ferguson.  Harold, who is interested in ornithology, and has a fine collection of bird’s eggs, was successful in finding a nest of the great horned owl on the farm and secured two fine specimens of owl eggs.  The eggs are about the size of a hen’s egg, white in colour, and perfectly round in shape, weighing twice as much as the average hen egg.  This bird is one of the biggest enemies of the partridge.  Several farmers in this district have reported finding feathers and the remains of partridges that have fallen prey to these owls, in the vicinity here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 9th 1927.

 

Scott H. Fixter and Miss Olive Fixter attended the graduation at McDonald Institute, of Guelph, held at the Memorial Hall, O.A.C., on Friday June 24th, where their sister, Miss Grace M. Fixter, was one of the graduates.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Bomes and party, of Preston, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel, on Dominion Day.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Yonke and little daughter and Mrs. Yonke Senior, of Kossuth, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster, on Sunday.

 

Miss Grace Fixter attended the O.A.C. reunion and dance on Saturday June 25th.

 

Miss Jean Parker tried her entrance examinations at Aberfoyle last week.

 

Alex Sheriffs, of Toronto, formerly of this place, spent Tuesday renewing acquaintances.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jamieson and daughter, Mary, of Clyde, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Miss Olive J. Fixter is attending the Teachers’ Summer School in Guelph, where she is finishing her course in agriculture.

 

There was a good attendance at the Sunday School on Sunday evening.  Dr. Burnett, of Galt, was present and gave a very interesting address on the lesson.  It was decided to hold a picnic at Puslinch Lake on Thursday afternoon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Congo and family, of Buffalo, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 20th 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball, of Toronto, spent the weekend with the former’s uncle, Marshall, and Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Burt moved their household effects from the 1st Concession to Rod’s Mill, on Saturday last.

 

Miss Margaret Jamieson, of new York, and her sister, Miss Marion Jamieson, are visiting their sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Douglas Ramsay, of Weston, is visiting with his cousin, Gordon Ramsay, of “The Gore”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kinzie, of Breslau Road.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and daughter, Kathryn, of Guelph, and Thomas Gilchrist and son, Jack, and daughter, Penelope, of Marden, spent Thursday visiting friends in the neighbourhood.

 

Miss Marjorie Bullock, of Galt, spent a few days last week with her friend, Miss Kathleen Beckett.

 

There was a fair attendance at the Sunday School on Sunday last.  Norman Hamilton, of Galt, gave a splendid address on the lesson and also sang a very pleasing solo.  The Sunday School has purchased a new organ, which is a decided improvement for the close of the session.

 

A very pleasant time was reported by all who attended the Sunday School picnic, held at Puslinch Lake, on Thursday last.  A game of softball was played by two teams, captained by the Misses Evelyn Frosch and Inez Bartels, the former team winning by a good score.  After the softball game, the sports took place, in which the following contestants were successful: 

 

Boys, seven and under:

Donald Ferguson, Ian Ferguson.

Boys, ten and under:

Angus Ferguson, Bobbie Quinnell.

Girls, twelve and under:

Nellie Quinnell, Eleanor Currie.

Boys, twelve and under:

Reid Menary, Jimmie Parker.

Girls, sixteen and under:

Jean Parker, Lillian Paddock.

Young men’s race:

George Menary, Eldred Menary.

Young ladies’ race:

Wilma Paddock, Inez Bartels.

Children’s peanut race:

Bobbie Quinnell, Harvey Menary.

3-legged race for boys:

Freddie Bartels ─ Reid Menary, George Menary ─ Percy Burmaster.

3-legged race for girls:

Elizabeth Frosch ─ Lillian Paddock, Wilma Paddock ─ Mary Burmaster.

Coat race:

Lillian Paddock ─ Freddie Bartels, Percy Burmaster ─ Inez Bartels.

Married men’s race:

George Paddock, Dr. W. Burnett.

Married women’s race:

Mrs. M. Ferguson, Mrs. (Dr.) Burnett.

 

Much of the success of the picnic was due to Dr. and Mrs. Burnett, and the Misses Lenore Allen and Margaret Dell, who made such a splendid selection of prizes for the different races.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 18th 1927.

 

Miss Gertrude Kruse, of Galt, is spending a few weeks with her friend, Miss Lillian Paddock.

 

Stafford Plant, of Toronto, is holidaying with his cousin, Reid Menary.

 

Mrs. John McLaren and son, Angus, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with their cousin, Marshall Ferguson, and Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Miss Mildred Orton, of Galt, has returned home after spending the past week with Miss Kathleen Quinnell.  Kathleen returned with her and will spend a few days in Galt.

 

Harold Amy, of Hamilton, is spending his vacation at “The Glen”.

 

Reverend John McKenzie and family, of Palmerston, who are holidaying at their summer home here, spent the weekend with his brothers and sister, at Chatham.  Mrs. Angus McCormick accompanied him and is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Urquhart.

 

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Menary and sons, Billie and Andrew, were weekend visitors in Toronto.

 

William Dickie and his daughter, Mrs. Evans, of Manitoba, and Mrs. Heritage, of Springfield, Illinois, spent Thursday with Wilson Robertson and his sister, Miss Belle Robertson.

 

Sunday School re-opened on Sunday last, after having been dispensed with for three weeks, owing to the school being decorated.  James Blake and Mr. Gray, of Galt, addressed the Bible class on the lesson.

 

A gathering of old friends and school mates of Mrs. William Stengel was held at her home here on Saturday week.  Among those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. John Maus and daughters, Verna and Gertrude, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Maus, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Maus and son, Gerald, all of Centreville, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Maus and two daughters, of Kitchener, Mr. and Mrs. Ab. Groff, of North Dakota, Mrs. Aaron Groff, of Minneapolis, Mrs. Fred Frosch, and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and little sons.  After a delicious lunch, served by the visitors, the men indulged in fishing, while the others had a very pleasant social time, recalling old friends and relating reminiscences of their school days and youth together.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 16th 1927.

 

Mrs. Hector Parker and little son, Melvin, of St. Catharines, returned home on Sunday, after spending the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman McEachern and family, of Acton, were Sunday visitors with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.  Her sister, Miss Inez Bartels, returned with her to spend a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Whitefield and family, of Hamilton, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Weir Senior, of Preston, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howes and family, of Eramosa, visited the latter’s sister, Mrs. John Beckett, on Sunday last.

 

George Paddock, thresher, is busily engaged in the neighbourhood, doing the season’s threshing with his tractor outfit.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch and daughters, Evelyn and Elizabeth, and son, Fred, motored to Toronto on Saturday and attended the Exhibition.

 

Mrs. A. McKenzie, of St. George, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Menary.

 

Miss Abigail McIntosh, of Crieff, spent a few days last week with her brother, Donald, and Mrs. McIntosh.

 

Recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. William Stengel were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kinzie, of Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Hilborn and daughter, Dorothy, and son, Robert, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ahrens, of Preston.

 

Mrs. Fred Bartels Senior, of Hespeler, is spending a few days with her son, Fred, and Mrs. Bartels.

 

Alexander Wilkinson is in Galt hospital, where he underwent an operation on Monday.

 

There was a fair attendance at Sunday School on Sunday.  Jas. Struthers, of Galt, was present and gave a very instructive outline of the lesson.  The Sunday School purposes holding a rally day service on September 25th.  Reverend J. K. MacDonald, of First Church, Galt, will be present, and there will be special music, so it is hoped that there will be a large attendance.  Everyone is cordially invited, young and old.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

January 10th 1928.

 

Harold Ball, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartels and daughter, Irene, of Hespeler, spent the New Year with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wade and daughter, Patty, and Mrs. Newitt, of Preston, Mrs. Nicol and daughter, Pauline, of California, and Clifford and Scottie Horton, of Galt.

 

Earl Frosch has accepted a position with the C.N.R. at Niagara Falls.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Frosch, of Hamilton, were recent visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. D. McIntosh were their son, John, and his daughter, Nancy, of Galt, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Laur, of Galt, and Mr. and Mrs. William McIntosh and daughter, Edna, of Hespeler.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and sons, Angus, Donald, and Ian, visited Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, on Friday last.

 

John McLean, of Morriston, and Alex McLean, of Flamboro Station, spent Monday at the home of their uncles, Ronald and William McCormick.

 

George Menary, of Toronto, spent a few days last week in the neighbourhood.

 

A number of young people from here attended a dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan, of Morriston, on Friday evening last.

 

At the annual school meeting, held on Wednesday morning last, Marshall Ferguson was elected trustee, to fill the vacancy of retiring trustee, George Paddock.

 

Stanley Hadfield, of Preston, was a visitor in the vicinity, on Friday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

March 27th 1928.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch is spending this week with friends in Kitchener.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cardy, of Galt, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Taylor.

 

Miss Inez Bartels is spending some time at the home of her brother, Clarence, and Mrs. Bartels, at Hespeler.  Clarence Bartels underwent an operation in the Galt hospital for appendicitis on Tuesday evening.

 

Most of the farmers in this neighbourhood attended the auction sale at A. J. Krenger’s.  Angus McPherson held his sale on Friday and the executors of the late William Stengel are having one on Monday next.

 

Marshall Ferguson was a business visitor at Freeport and Kitchener, on Monday.

 

Miss Belle Robertson, R.N., of the 2nd Concession, who has been very ill, is greatly improved.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch were weekend visitors with relatives in Kitchener.

 

Mrs. John Wilkinson, of Galt, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, recently.

 

Jas. A. McAllister, of Guelph, was a business visitor in the vicinity on Friday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

March 29th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, spent the weekend with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Irvin B. Shantz, of Freeport, and Josiah Oberholtzer, of Preston, were Monday callers with Marshall Ferguson.

 

A number from here attended the auction sale on the farm of Angus McPherson, of Crieff, on Friday last.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett and Elizabeth Frosch attended the gym display at the G.C.I. on Friday evening last.

 

The executors of the late William Stengel held an auction sale on the farm here on Monday.

 

Evelyn Frosch has returned home after spending the past week with relatives in Kitchener and Waterloo.

 

Cars have entirely disappeared from the country roads here, the past week, and even with horse-drawn vehicles, the travelling is almost impossible.  One of the Galt bakers had to secure the aid of another horse and a man with a shovel to retrieve his horse from a mud-hole.  Even the rural mailman failed to put in an appearance today, it being the first time this winter.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Frosch, who were married on Wednesday last, have returned from a honeymoon spent in Buffalo.

 

Miss Abigail McIntosh, of Crieff, visited her brother, Donald, and Mrs. McIntosh, this week.

 

Miss Kathleen Quinnell spent the weekend with her friend, Miss Ashby, of Hespeler.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Longthorn, of Arthur, have recently moved onto the White farm here.

 

Thos. Gilchrist, John McFarlane, and Mr. Heffernan, of Guelph, were callers in the vicinity on Thursday last.

 

John W. Gilchrist attended the funeral of his old friend, John Limpert, in Hespeler, on Tuesday.

 

Donald McIntosh is confined to the house, through illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

May 4th 1928.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosch spent the weekend with friends in Kitchener.

 

Inspector J. J. Craig, of Fergus, paid an official visit to the school on Friday last.

 

Miss Kate McIntosh, of Crieff, is spending some time with her brother, Donald, and Mrs. McIntosh.

 

Mrs. William Laur and son, George, and Mrs. Rankin, of Galt, were Thursday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

A number from Galt, Hespeler, and the vicinity spent a social evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cudney, in honour of their son, Oliver, and Mrs. Cudney, who were recently married.

 

Mrs. Dan Shantz, of Kitchener, returned home on Sunday, after spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McIntosh were Mr. and Mrs. Angus McPherson, daughter, Margaret, and son, James, and two children, and John Munroe, of Crieff, John McIntosh and little daughter, of Galt, Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, and Neil Laur and daughter, of Galt.

 

Reverend Peter Mathieson, of Morriston, was a visitor in the neighbourhood, this week.

 

Irvin B. Shantz, of Freeport, was a caller at “The Glen”, on Tuesday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Stenhouse, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

There were quite a number of the followers of Isaac Walton trying their luck with rod and line, on Tuesday, with fair success.

 

The following is the report of S. S. (School Section) No. 7, Puslinch, for the month April:

Class IV:

James Parker ─ 69.2, Robert Scott ─ 61.8, Frederick Bartels ─ 53.6.

Senior III:

Angus Ferguson ─ 88.3, Frank Beckett ─ 77.2, Mary Krupp ─ 71.5, Eleanor Currie ─ 53.2, ***Henry Schuman ─ 49.7.

Senior II:

Donald Ferguson ─ 83.6, Bobbie Quinnell ─ 76.3.

Junior II:

Dorothy Krupp ─ 66.5.

First:

Nellie Quinnell ─ 86.4, Gordon Burmaster ─ 60.

Senior Primary:

Ian Ferguson ─ 87.

Junior Primary:

Johnny Beckett, Jack Krupp.

Number on register:

16

Average attendance for the month:

13.06

***

Absent for part of the examination

Teacher:

Olive J. Fixter

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 5th 1928.

 

Mrs. C. M. Walzer and son, Donald, of Akron, Ohio, spent the past few days with the former’s sister, Mrs. Alex McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosch, of Hamilton, and Leon Frosch, of Cleveland, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Menary and family have returned to the farm here after spending the winter in Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Parker and little sons, of Niagara Falls, spent the weekend with their parents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster, Mrs. John Urquhart and nephews, Wm. and Alex Gilchrist, and Mr. Miller, of Chatham, spent the weekend with the former’s sister, Mrs. Angus McCormick.

 

Mrs. Sutherland, of Hamilton, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball, William Ball, and Misses Margaret I. Ball and Mary McIntosh, of Toronto, spent the weekend with the former’s uncle, Marshall, and with Mrs. Ferguson.

 

There was a fair attendance at the Sunday School service on Sunday evening.  The services for the summer are being conducted by Young People’s Society of First Church, Galt.  Mr. Robb conducted the services and Dr. Gillies delivered a splendid address on Bible study, and Miss Bickell also spoke briefly on the subject.  It was decided to hold services on Sunday afternoons at 3 o’ clock, with the exception of the first Sunday in each month, when services will be held at 7:30 p.m.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosch was successful in passing her exams at the G.C.I., recently.

 

The local school closed on Wednesday last and the teacher, Miss Olive J. Fixter, has resigned.

 

Miss Wilma Paddock has been engaged to teach the 3rd Concession School after the midsummer holidays.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and daughter, Katherine, and son, Thomas, and little son, John, of Guelph, Mrs. Cooper and Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Hespeler, and Miss Harding, of Flint, Michigan, were Sunday callers in the neighbourhood.

 

Mrs. Sarah Stengel is spending a few days with Mrs. John Moss (perhaps Maus), of Centreville, and is attending the Mennonite camp meetings being held there.

 

Miss Margaret Jamieson has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Geo. M. Paddock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Halstead and little daughter, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. D. Quinnell.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartels and little daughters, of Hespeler, were Monday visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 14th 1928.

 

A large number from this district attended the Toronto Exhibition, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and family attended the wedding of the latter’s nephew, Delmor Rush, of Galt, to Miss Orpha Weaver, at Ridgeway, recently.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin B. Shantz, of Freeport, Mrs. Hagey, of Preston, Charles Grant, and Mrs. Sarah Stengel, of Centreville, were Thursday callers at “The Glen”.

 

School re-opened on Tuesday, with Miss Olive Cooper, of Acton, in charge.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Amy and son, Harold, have returned to Hamilton, after spending a few days with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Miss Wilma Paddock commenced her duties as teacher of S.S. (School Section) No. 5, Puslinch, 3rd Concession.

 

Miss Hubert, of Galt, is visiting at the home of her uncle, Robert, and Mrs. Burmaster.

 

Misses Evelyn and Elizabeth Frosch, Kathleen Beckett, Reid Menary, James Parker, and Gordon Ramsay are attending the Galt Collegiate.

 

Mrs. Lewis Johnston, of Belmont, and Mrs. Lee Marshall, of Jarvis, formerly Misses W. and M. Pyatt, were in the vicinity, calling on old acquaintances, recently.  It is over twenty-seven years since they attended school here, residing at Killean Station, at that time.

 

Miss Laurinda Menary, of Hespeler, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

The largest congregation of the season was in attendance at the Sunday evening service, held in the schoolhouse, on Sunday last.  It was in the charge of the Young People’s of First Church, Galt.  Mr. Robb led the meeting while Bert Scott gave an interesting address on the “Ten Virgins”.  Misses Wingfield and Malcolm gave a duet, which was much enjoyed.

 

On Sunday week, Miss Bickell was present and addressed the young people, and also related to them a very inspiring story that appealed to young and old.

 

 Blair McPhatter has been threshing in the neighbourhood for the past week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 28th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosch were recent visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, and Mrs. Mary McPhatter and son, Blair, of Galt, visited at the home of Ronald and Miss Catherine McCormick, recently.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and daughter, Inez, were Saturday visitors in Hamilton.

 

Mrs. McKenzie, of St. George, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Menary.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and son, Thomas, and daughter, Catherine, and little grandson, John, of Guelph, and Isaac Wismer and daughter, Mrs. Taylor, and Mr. Taylor, of Guelph, were Sunday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Messrs. Ervin B. Shantz and Clayton Shantz, of Freeport, Chas. Grant, of Centreville, and Mrs. Hagey, of Preston, visited Mrs. Sarah Stengel, to move her household effects to Centreville, on Friday last.

 

Quite a large number attended the Sunday evening services, on Sunday last.  Dr. Gillies, of Galt, led the meeting and A. B. Scott, of Galt, gave a splendid address, and on Sunday week, Fred Maines, of the Galt Y.M.C.A., delivered a very interesting talk on “Sowing and Reaping”.  Next Sunday being “Rally Day”, a number of the Young People’s Guild of the First Church, of Galt, are expected to conduct the services.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Moore and son and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Mason, of Toronto, were Sunday callers at the home of Marshall Ferguson.  Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Mason were formerly Miss Annie and Miss Mary Garratt and resided at Killean Station, attending Killean School about 33 years ago.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott and little daughter, of Galt, spent a few days last week with the latter’s mother, Mrs. A. McMillan.

 

Peter Cochrane, of Akron, Ohio, is spending a few days calling on old acquaintances in the vicinity.  Mr. Cochrane came over to attend the funeral of his brother, John, in Kitchener, who was also well known here by the older residents, having spent his boyhood days here, and since leaving, has been a regular visitor to the old fishing holes along the Mill Creek.  Mr. Cochrane was an enthusiastic fisherman, and several times had trout fry from the government hatcheries deposited in the creek.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh and little daughter, of Galt, were recent visitors with the former’s mother, Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

October 19th 1928.

 

Mrs. Mason, of Campbellville, has returned home after spending a few days with her aunt, Miss Catherine McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch, of Niagara Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Frosch, of Hamilton, were recent visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson, on Wednesday last.

 

A number from here attended the Rockton Show on Wednesday last.

 

Blair McPhatter completed his threshing in the neighbourhood, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Paddock and daughters, Wilma and Lillian, and son, Martin, were Sunday visitors in Dundas, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Morton.

 

Mrs. McKenzie has returned to her home at St. George, after spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Menary.

 

There was a fair attendance at Sunday School on Sunday evening.  Jas. Black gave an address on the lesson.

 

Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior spent a few days last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shantz, Kitchener.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bercox and little daughter, Margaret, of Detroit, Michigan, and Miss Eileen Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Ashley and daughter, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

November 17th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and daughter, Inez, were weekend visitors with their daughter, Mrs. Earl Frosh, and with Mr. Frosch, at Niagara Falls.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dix and daughter, Mary, of Brantford, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. George M. Paddock and daughter, Wilma.

 

Robert Burmeister and son, Sylvester, and Miss Mary Zimmerman were weekend visitors in Niagara Falls with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Hector Parker.

 

Eldred Menary, of Toronto, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Menary.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex McLean and son, of Flamboro Station, were recent visitors with the former’s aunt, Mrs. Catherine McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosch, of Hamilton, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior.

 

Miss Olive Cooper spent the weekend with her parents, in Acton.

 

Miss Abigail McIntosh, of Crieff, visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. McIntosh, recently.

 

John W. Wilkinson, of Galt, was a holiday visitor with his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartels and daughters, Irene and Shirley, of Hespeler, were weekend visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

July 11th 1929.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch is spending a week with friends in Kitchener.

 

Miss Queenie Hasted, of Hespeler, spent a few days last week with Nellie Quinnell.

 

John Schuman returned home from the Hamilton hospital where he recently underwent an operation.

 

The Young People’s Society of First Church, Galt, will hold services in the schoolhouse here at 7:30 on Sunday evening next.  A large attendance is requested.

 

Angus Ferguson was a successful candidate at the recent High School Entrance Examinations.

 

Miss Ella McCormick, of Kitchener, is spending a few days with her cousin, Miss Elizabeth Frosch.

 

Ernest Hartrick, of Hespeler, spent Friday with Bobbie Quinnell.

 

The farmers in this district are busy haying.  Although the recent rains have interfered considerably with haying operations, yet they have been very beneficial to the spring grain and root crops.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch was successful in winning the scholarship for general proficiency in first year household science at the Galt Collegiate Institute for the past year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 16th 1929.

 

Miss Orla Frosch, of Paris, spent the past week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior.

 

Master Gordon Connor, of Hespeler, spent a few days last week with Bobbie Quinnell.

 

Duncan McLean, of Badenoch, weed inspector for Puslinch Township, was a visitor in the neighbourhood on Friday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Parker and sons, James and Melvin, of Niagara Falls, are visitors with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Miss Mary Barrie, of Galt, is spending a few days with Mrs. Maggie S. Taylor.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and daughter, Inez, and son, Freddie, were Sunday visitors at Port Dalhousie.

 

Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Jackson, of Toronto, were recent visitors with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

 Mrs. Sutherland and son, John, of Hamilton, have returned home after spending a two weeks’ vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCormick and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and daughter, Katherine, and son Thomas, and son, Jack, and daughters, Margaret and Penelope, of Guelph, and Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Hespeler, and Misses Mary and Annie McIntyre, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, were Wednesday callers on old friends in the neighbourhood.

 

The monthly meeting, held under the auspices of the Young People of the First Church, of Galt, was held on Sunday evening last.  Miss Elizabeth Smye led the services, while Bert Scott gave a very inspiring address.  Alex Robb read the scripture lesson and Miss Eleanor Faraday, of Preston, presided at the organ.  As the services had not been well attended for the past two weeks, it was decided to hold a meeting on Sunday evening next for the purpose of reorganization, if the services are to be continued.

 

Alex Sinclair, of Paisley, has been engaged as teacher of the public school here for the coming year.

 

Mrs. Williams and daughter, Alice, of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. Bellington and little son, of Hamilton, spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

September 16th 1929.

 

L. P. Menzie, of Fergus, I.P.S. (Inspector of Public Schools), of South Wellington, made his semi-annual visit to the school, on Monday.

 

Leon Frosch, of Cleveland, has returned home, after spending the past two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frosch Senior.

 

There was a large attendance at the services on Sunday evening, there being about fifty present.  Adam Eccles gave a very impressive address on the Sunday School lesson and Alex Robb led in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

February 20th 1930.

 

At a meeting of the young people of this section, recently, a Young People’s Society was organized, with the following officers elected: President ─ Alex D. Sinclair, Secretary ─ Miss Evelyn Frosch, Treasurer ─ Miss Grace Ramsay, Organist ─ Miss Wilma Paddock, Convenor of Missionary Committee ─ Miss Kathleen Beckett, Literary ─ Gordon Ramsay, Devotional ─ Miss Wilma Paddock, Social ─ Miss Evelyn Frosch, and Citizenship ─ Alex D. Sinclair.

 

On Monday evening, the first regular meeting was held, with the President, Alex D. Sinclair in the chair.  After the singing of a hymn, Reid Menary read the scripture lesson.  Miss Wilma Paddock conducted the devotional services, followed by the story of St. Valentine.  Miss Evelyn Frosch, convenor of the social committee, then took charge of the meeting, and after several games were played, a delicious lunch was served. 

 

It was decided to hold the meetings weekly, with the devotional and missionary meetings to be held on Sunday evenings during the winter months.  The next meeting, which will be held on Sunday evening, will be in the charge of Miss Kathleen Beckett, convenor of the missionary committee.

 

 

 

 

 

More News from Killean

February 20th 1930.

 

George H. Menary, of Toronto, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Sylvester Burmaster and sister, Miss Mary, and brother, Gordon, and Miss Mary Zimmerman were recent visitors with their sister, Mrs. Hector Parker, at St. Catharines.  Master Melvin Parker returned with them, and is spending some time with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

On Friday afternoon, from 3 to 4 o’ clock, the school children held a valentine social.  Several games were played and the postman played a very important part in the afternoon’s entertainment, after which, a delicious lunch was served, consisting of sandwiches, cake, candy, and cocoa.

 

The “Flying Eagles”, the local hockey team, has been holding hockey practices on the local rink lately, and on Saturday evening, the Community Club held a skating party, at which a large number were present despite the severe weather.  All report an excellent time and the ice in splendid shape.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

March 3rd 1930.

 

A number from here attended the “hard times” dance at the home of John Oliver, of the 9th Concession.

 

Eldred Menary, of Galt, is ill at his home here.

 

The Young People’s Society held its weekly meeting on Sunday evening last.  The meeting was in the charge of Miss Kathleen Beckett, who gave an interesting talk on missions of Western Canada, followed by an inspiring reading by Miss Lillian Paddock.  Miss Jean Parker led in prayer and Angus Ferguson read the scripture.

 

Miss Nettie Sutherland, of Hamilton, is visiting her friend, Miss Mary McCormick.

 

Robert Palmer, of Clyde, spent Thursday with his friend, Marshall Ferguson.

 

A few from here attended the funeral, on Tuesday, of little Robbie Cunnington, 2½ year-old son of Clarence Cunnington, of the Third Concession, who was drowned at the home of his grandfather, John Ord, of Aberfoyle, on Sunday February 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

March 12th 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Burmaster and daughter, Mary and sons, Sylvester and Gordon, and Miss Mary Zimmerman motored to Niagara Falls and spent the weekend with their daughter, Mrs. Hector Parker, and with Mr. Parker.

 

Harold F. Ball, of Toronto, spent a few days last week with his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herb McCormick and family, of Preston, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and daughter, Inez, accompanied by Miss Jessie Milroy, of Hespeler, spent the weekend at Niagara Falls, with their daughter, Mrs. Earl Frosch, and with Mr. Frosch.

 

Mrs. Wm. Henderson, of Dickie Settlement, spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Alex D. Sinclair and Miss Wilma Paddock attended a meeting of the teachers and inspector of Puslinch Township, at Aberfoyle, on Saturday last.

 

George M. Paddock received word of the death of his uncle, George Martin, of Kitchener, on Monday last.

 

The following is the report of the Killean Public School for the month of February:

Senior IV:

Victoria Davison ─ 75, Donald Ferguson ─ 71, Margaret Davison ─ 69, Frank Beckett ─ 56.

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 56, Harvey Menary ─ 53.

Junior III:

Kathleen Davison ─ 67.

Senior II:

Ian Ferguson ─ 71, Roger Menary ─ 68.

Senior I:

Johnny Beckett ─ 75, Gordon Burmaster ─ 67.

Junior I:

Bill Menary ─ 73.

Teacher:

Alex D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

May 5th 1930.

 

School re-opened on Monday last, after the Easter holidays, Alex D. Sinclair, the teacher, having spent his vacation at his home in Paisley.

 

Mrs. G. H. Menary and son, Eldred, were Monday visitors with the former’s mother, Mrs. MacKenzie, at St. George.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herb McCormick and family, of Preston, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Farmers in this vicinity are making the best of the few fine days this week, and are busily engaged, seeding.

 

Thursday May 1st was an unusually busy day in the neighbourhood.  Cars, laden with fishermen, were parked on all roads leading to the creek.  The largest trout reported caught was one which measured 13½ inches and fell to the bait of a local lad of 12 years, Master Angus Ferguson.

 

The young people held a meeting in the schoolhouse on Sunday evening last.  Alex D. Sinclair, the President, was in the chair, and after the singing of a hymn, Miss Evelyn Frosch led in prayer, followed by a very interesting address on “The Life of David”, by Miss Wilma Paddock.  Miss Mary Burmaster also gave a short reading.

 

J. P. Menzies, Inspector of schools for South Wellington, was a Wednesday visitor at the school here, and also at Crieff, thus completing his semi-annual visits in this township.

 

Master Donald Ferguson is recovering from a badly bruised arm, the result of having been trampled on by a calf, a couple of weeks ago.

 

A number of township road officials were looking over the local bridge here, with a view to putting in new flooring.

 

Following is the report for the Killean Public School  for the month of April:

 

Senior IV:

Victoria Davison ─ 69, Margaret Davison ─ 65, Frank Beckett ─ 51, Donald Ferguson*** ─ 70

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 56, Harvey Menary ─ 52.

Junior III:

Kathleen Davison ─ 48.

Senior II:

Ian Ferguson ─ 65, Ella Nairn ─ 58, Roger Menary ─ 57.

Senior I:

Bobbie Nairn ─ 74, Johnny Beckett ─ 69, Gordon Burmaster ─ 51.

Junior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 67, Bill Menary ─ 57.

***

Absent for part of tests.

Teacher:

Alex D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

May 29th 1930.

 

Robert Burmaster and son, Percy, and Miss Winnie Smith were weekend visitors with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Hector Parker, at Niagara Falls.

 

Miss Thoral Maltby, of Galt, was a weekend visitor with her cousin, Miss Kathleen Beckett.

 

Mrs. Fred Frosch and daughters, Evelyn and Elizabeth, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Junior, and little son, Glenn, were Sunday visitors with the former’s son, Howard, and Mrs. Frosch, at Paris.

 

Holiday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson were William Ball, of Toronto, Arnold and Alexander Wilkinson and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, and Misses Mina and Evelyn Wildfong, of Galt.

 

Miss Jean Henderson, of Roseville Road, was a weekend visitor with her cousin, Miss Lillian Paddock.

 

The young people of the section motored to LaSalle Park, Hamilton, and held a picnic on the holiday.  All report a good time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Porter Junior were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday evening last, when about forty young people of the Clearview section gathered at their home and tendered them a miscellaneous shower in honour of their recent marriage.  A very enjoyable evening was spent in games and singing, after which, dainty refreshments were served and Mr. and Mrs. Porter were made the recipients of many lovely gifts.

 

William McIntosh, of Hespeler, was a holiday visitor with his mother, Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

The young men of the section have been having several baseball practices, recently, in preparation for some games with neighbouring teams.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 16th 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frosch and little daughters, of Paris, and Misses Una Betzner and Myrtle Snider, of Kitchener, and Ira Snider, of New York, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Krupp, of Galt, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Marshall Ferguson and Alex D. Sinclair were business visitors at Guelph, on Thursday.

 

Eldred Menary left Saturday to spend some time with his sister, Mrs. Alf Lardner, and with Mr. Lardner, at Ocean Falls, British Columbia.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and little son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, were weekend visitors with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Bartels.

 

The Killean ball team suffered defeat at the hands of the Valens team on Saturday evening last, in a score of 8-12.

 

The following is the report for the Killean Public School for May:

Senior IV:

Victoria Davison ─ 72, Donald Ferguson ─ 69, Margaret Davison ─ ___ (illegible), Frank Beckett ─ 53.

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 62, Harvey Menary ─ 54.

Junior III:

Kathleen Davison ─ 50.

Senior II:

Ian Ferguson ─ 67, Roger Menary ─ 58, Ella Nairn ─ 50.

Senior I:

Bobbie Nairn ─ 76, Johnny Beckett ─ 61, Gordon Burmaster ─ 53.

Junior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 70, Bill Menary ─ ___ (no entry).

Primer:

Gordon Davison, Alfred Davison, and Jimmy Nairn.

Teacher:

Alex D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

October 31st 1930.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at the Guelph General Hospital, was a Saturday visitor with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Miss Irene Bartels, of Hespeler, is spending a few days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Messrs. Alex D. Sinclair and Dan Davidson were Sunday visitors with friends in Stratford.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior spent the weekend with friends in Kitchener.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, who is attending Hamilton Normal School, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stremble and family, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Frosch and baby, of Hamilton, were Sunday visitors with the former’s parents, here.

 

Reid Menary, who has been ill with infantile paralysis for the past week, is steadily improving.

 

Robert Palmer, of Clyde, called on M. Ferguson on Thursday last.

 

J. A. McIntosh, of Galt, was a Tuesday visitor with his mother, Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Paddock, at the Guelph General Hospital, a daughter.

 

Farmers in the community have been busy digging potatoes and picking apples, and, in most cases, are prepared for winter, although very little ploughing has been done, on account of insufficient moisture.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

December 18th 1930.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosch spent the weekend with her friend, Miss Mary Currie, at Campbellville.

 

The school children are busy preparing for their Christmas entertainment, to be held on Monday evening, December 22nd.  The young people purpose holding a box social after the children’s program.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Major, of Rockwood, were Monday visitors with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fixter.

 

Miss Amanda Tinning and brother, Lionel, of Freeman, were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. A. McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Porter Junior, and babe, moved their household effects to Preston, on Saturday, where they have taken up residence.

 

The following is the school report for S.S. No. 7, Puslinch, for November:

Senior IV:

Donald Ferguson ─ 74 %, Margaret Davison ─ 72, Frank Beckett ─ 63.

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 68, Harvey Menary ─ 57.

Junior III:

Ian Ferguson ─ 75, Roger Menary ─ 58, Kathleen Davison ─ ___(illegible).

Second Class:

Ella Nairn ─ 67, Bobbie Nairn ─65, Johnny Beckett ─ 50, Gordon Burmaster ─ 38.

Senior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 69, Bill Menary ─ 62.

Primer:

Jimmy Nairn, Gordon Davison, Alfred Davison.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

January 10th 1931.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior were recent visitors with their son, Howard, and with Mrs. Frosch, at Paris.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Parker and little sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, have returned home after spending the holiday season with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Burmaster and Mr. and Mrs. J. Parker.

 

John A. McIntosh, of Galt, was a Sunday visitor with his mother, Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Pilkington and family, of Hespeler, were New Year’s visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at the Guelph General Hospital, was a Thursday visitor at her home here.

 

The annual school meeting was held on Wednesday last.  Routine business was conducted and George W. Paddock elected trustee, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of M. Ferguson.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett has returned to Hamilton to resume her studies at Hamilton Normal School, after spending the holidays at her home here.

 

Miss Olive Fixter has resumed her duties as teacher at Hagersville, after the holidays spent at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fixter.

 

Misses Margaret Jamieson, of New York, and Marion Jamieson, of Ingersoll, were recent visitors with their sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosch was a recent visitor with her cousin, Miss Ella McCormick, at Preston.

 

A great interest was taken in the local municipal election on Monday, Marshall Ferguson, Deputy Returning Officer, reporting a record vote.  He following were elected: Reeve ─ Marshall Haines, and Councillors ─ Walter Holm, Neil Black, William Crow, and Neil Stewart.

 

Mrs. Sutherland and daughter, Nettie, of Hamilton, spent a few days last week with Mrs. A. McCormick and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, spent a few days this week with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

School re-opened last Monday, with a good attendance, Alex D. Sinclair, having returned after spending his vacation at his home in Paisley.

 

Messrs. Harold and William Ball, of Toronto, were holiday visitors with their uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

John W. Gilchrist, of the 3rd Concession, was a Sunday visitor with his friend, M. Ferguson.

 

Sylvester Burmaster and brother, Gordon, and Miss Mary Zimmerman were Saturday visitors at Niagara Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

February 10th 1931.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior spent a few days last week in Preston, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herb McCormick.

 

Miss Inez Bartels entertained a few of her friends from Hespeler, on Friday afternoon, to a tobogganing and skiing party.

 

A few from here attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Ritchie on Saturday afternoon, the late Mrs. Ritchie being a sister of Donald McMillan, here.

 

Alex D. Sinclair and Dan Davidson attended the “At Home” at the Stratford Normal School, on Friday evening, and spent the weekend with friends in that city.

 

L. P. Menzies, P. S. (Public School) Inspector, for South Wellington, was a visitor at the school here, on Thursday afternoon.

 

  Mrs. Wm. Porter and little son, Harry, of Preston, are spending a few days at her home here.

 

The Killean hockey team journeyed to Hespeler on Thursday evening and were defeated by the Clearview boys by a score of 3-0.

 

The following is the report of the Killean Public School for the month of January:

 

Senior IV:

Donald Ferguson ─ 70, Margaret Davison ─ 69, Frank Beckett ─ 62.

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 60, Harvey Menary ─ 57.

Junior III:

Ian Ferguson ─ 69, Kathleen Davison ─ 68, Roger Menary ─ 54.

Second:

Bobbie Nairn ─ 72, Ella Nairn ─ 64, Gordon Burmaster ─ 43, Johnny Beckett ─ 43.

Senior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 76, Bill Menary ─ 74.

Primer:

Jimmy Nairn, Gordon Davison, Alfred Davison.

Teacher:

A. D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

March 13th 1931.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior were weekend visitors with friends in Kitchener.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, who is attending Hamilton Normal School, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at the Guelph General Hospital, spent Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

Mr. Sylvester Burmaster and Miss Mary Zimmerman, of the Ninth Concession, were weekend visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Miss Elizabeth Frosch was a recent visitor with her cousin, Miss Ella McCormick, of Preston.

 

Miss Nellie Quinnell spent the weekend in Preston with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Porter, and with Mr. Porter.

 

Mrs. Graham, of Galt, and Mrs. Chiddick, of Hespeler, were Wednesday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Following is the report for Killean Public School for February:

Senior IV:

Donald Ferguson ─ 77, Frank Beckett ─ 68, Margaret Davison ─ 66.

Junior IV:

Eleanor Currie ─ 61, Harvey Menary ─ 57.

Junior III:

Kathleen Davison ─ 79, Ian Ferguson ─ 75, Roger Menary ─ 55.

Second:

Bobbie Nairn ─ 70, Ella Nairn ─ 64, Johnny Beckett ─ 49, Gordon Burmaster ─ 37.

Senior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 77, Bill Menary ─ 55.

Teacher:

A.D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

April 9th 1931.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at the Guelph General Hospital, was a Friday visitor at her home, here.

 

Mrs. Sutherland and daughter, Miss Nettie, of Hamilton, were weekend visitors with Mrs. Alex McCormick and family.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, who is attending Hamilton Normal School, is spending her vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett.

 

Harold Amy, of Hamilton, is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Alex Sinclair is spending his Easter vacation at his home in Paisley.

 

Miss Amanda Tinning, formerly of Freeman, is spending a few days at the home of Mrs. Alex McCormick, and renewing acquaintances, prior to leaving for Windsor, where she will make her future home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Porter and little son, Harry, of Preston, were Sunday visitors with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.  Miss Nellie Quinnell returned with them and will spend a few days there.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior were in Kitchener for a few days last week, where they attended the funeral of the latter’s niece, Miss Era Betzner.

 

Mrs. McLean and daughter, Florence, of London, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

May 6th 1931.

 

Harold F. Ball, of Toronto, spent a few days last week with his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Jack Paddock attended the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Norman McEachern, of Acton, whose death occurred suddenly on Wednesday morning.  Mrs. McEachern was formerly Miss Margaret Major, who taught in the school here in 1913-1914.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett attended the funeral of the latter’s father, Mr. Thos. Ruddell, in Galt, on Saturday.

 

Mrs. Margaret S. Taylor, of Clifford, and Wm. S. Jamieson, of Galt, were Friday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson.

 

The following is the report for the Killean Public School for the month of April:

Senior IV:

Donald Ferguson ─ 75 %, Frank Beckett ─ 63, Margaret Davison ─ 60.

Junior IV:

Harvey Menary ─ 71, Eleanor Currie ─ 65.

Junior III:

Kathleen Davison ─ 82, Ian Ferguson ─ 68, Roger Menary ─ 55.

Second:

Bob Nairn ─ 68, Ella Nairn ─ 64, Johnny Beckett ─ 48, Gordon Burmaster ─ 39.

Senior I:

Margaret Nairn ─ 74, Bill Menary ─ 59.

Senior Primer:

Margaret Leith, Jimmy Nairn, Gordon Davison.

Junior Primer:

Roy Leith, Alfred Davison, Andy Menary, David Nairn, Jimmy Leith.

Teacher:

A. D. Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 3rd 1931.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball, of Toronto, were weekend visitors at the home of their uncle, Marshall, and Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Sutherland, of Hamilton, spent several days last week with Miss Mary McCormick.  Miss Nettie Sutherland also spent the holiday here.

 

Mrs. Walter Scott and two little daughters, of Galt, who have been spending the past few weeks with Mrs. Scott’s mother, Mrs. A. McMillan, have returned home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Spacksman, of Hamilton, were holiday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Alex D. Sinclair left on Tuesday to spend his summer vacation at his home in Paisley.

 

Miss Jean Henderson, of Roseville Road, was a Monday visitor with her cousin, Miss Lillian Paddock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wilkinson, of Galt, and Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, were holiday visitors at “The Glen”.

 

A quiet wedding was solemnized in Hespeler, on Saturday afternoon, when Inez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Bartels, was united in marriage to William Logan, of Hespeler.

 

 Another wedding of interest locally was solemnized on Wednesday morning, when Winnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith, of Hespeler, became the bride of Percy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster, of this place.  The young couple are on a honeymoon to Niagara Falls and other points.

 

Miss Marion Jamieson, of Woodstock, is holidaying at the home of her sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

The school children, with their parents and friends, held an enjoyable picnic at “Lakeview”, Puslinch Lake, on Monday last.  A fine program of races was carried out, with the following results:

Primer class:

Andy Menary, Jimmy Nairn, David Nairn.

Boys, 8 to 11:

Donald Ferguson, Ian Ferguson, Roger Menary.

School girls:

Nellie Quinnell, Margaret Davison, Margaret Nairn.

Boys, 12 to 16:

Jimmie Parker, Harvey Menary, Freddie Bartels.

Three-legged race

Gordon Burmaster ─ Donald Ferguson, Ian Ferguson ─ Roger Menary, Bill Menary ─ Bobbie Nairn.

Young ladies:

Margaret Davison, Grace Ramsay, Elizabeth Frosch.

Married men’s race:

A. Lardner, Harold Ball, David Nairn.

Shoe race:

Donald Ferguson, Nellie Quinnell, Ian Ferguson.

Married women’s race:

Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Beckett, Mrs. Nairn.

Wheelbarrow race:

Harvey Menary ─ Donald Ferguson, Ian Ferguson ─ Bill Menary, Angus Ferguson ─ Roger Menary, Jimmy Nairn ─ Andy Menary.

Young men’s race:

Alex D. Sinclair, George Menary, R. McMillan.

Free-for-all:

Nellie Quinnell, Margaret Davison, Donald Ferguson.

Clothes pin race:

Captained by R. McMillan

 

After the race, a dainty picnic supper was enjoyed, and prior to leaving, Alex Sinclair, teacher, who has resigned, was presented with a brush set by the children and a wrist-watch by the section, accompanied by a suitable address.

 

Later in the evening, the young people, along with those from Downey’s and Third Concession schools, who were also picnicking at the lake, enjoyed an old-time dance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

July 11th 1931.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at the Guelph General Hospital, is spending a month’s vacation at her home here.

 

Mrs. Hector Parker and little sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Mrs. John Marshall and son, Alex, and Mrs. Marshall and son, John, of Kingston, Michigan, and John Livergood, of Preston, were Sunday visitors with the former’s nephew, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Colby, of Saginaw, Michigan, was a Monday visitor with her sister, Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson and daughter, Louise, of Cleveland, Ohio, were renewing old acquaintances in the neighbourhood and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Word was received here of the death of Mrs. David Aldridge, formerly Miss Alvina Bagerow.  The late Mrs. Aldridge was well known to the old residents here, having been born in this neighbourhood.

 

Mr. Neil, of Hornby, has been secured as new teacher for the school here.

 

Haying is in full swing on the farms here and the weather for the past few days has been very favourable for it.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh, of Galt, were recent visitors with the former’s mother, Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

November 2nd 1931.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Simpson, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. Simpson’s friend, John Gilchrist, and with Mrs. Gilchrist, and renewing acquaintances.

 

Jack Paddock and Marshall Ferguson were in Toronto, on Tuesday.

 

Mrs. A. McCormick and son, Neil, and daughter, Miss Mary, and Miss Amanda Tinning were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. Elliott, of Guelph Township.

 

Dan Quinnell has a number of raspberry bushes that have been producing two crops this year.  Last week, he picked three quarts of ripe berries off them, and there are still prospects of more, which is a rather unusual occurrence for this season of the year.

 

Mrs. A. McMillan and son, Ritchie, were Hamilton visitors on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frosch and two daughters, of Paris, were Sunday visitors at the home the former’s brother, Claude, and Mrs. Frosch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Logan have been delightfully surprised on two occasions during the past week.  On Friday evening, about 35 of the co-workers of Mr. Logan, of the spinning room of the Dominion Woollens, of Hespeler, gathered at the home of Mrs. Logan’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bartels, and gave the young couple a kitchen shower, of graniteware.  Again, on Wednesday evening, the members of the B.B.B. club, of Hespeler, presented them with a silver tea service.  Mr. and Mrs. Logan will shortly take up residence in Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

July 31st 1931.

 

 Miss Evelyn Frosch has returned home after spending several days with relatives in Paris, Preston, and Kitchener.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist, of Guelph, and son, Thomas, and little daughters, Penelope and Margaret, of Marden, and Miss Bessie Gilchrist, of Hespeler, were Sunday callers at “The Glen”.

 

Alex D. Sinclair, of Paisley, spent the weekend in the neighbourhood.

 

All the pupils who tried their high school entrance from the school here were successful, the three pupils being Donald Ferguson, Frank Beckett, and Margaret Davison.

 

Farmers are busy with the grain-cutting at present, and prospects are not what they at first seemed, on account of the rust.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett was successful in her normal school exams, having obtained her interim first class certificate.

 

Mrs. Thomas and two children, of Southampton, are spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson and sons, Alexander, of Mill Creek, and Arnold, of Galt, were Sunday visitors with the former’s brother, Marshall, and with Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Dan Quinnell and son, Robert, and daughter, Nellie, were Sunday visitors at Southampton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herb McCormick and daughter, Ella, and son, Robert, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

August 26th 1931.

 

Miss Nettie Sutherland, of Hamilton, is spending a few days with Miss Mary McCormick.

 

Miss Orla Frosch, of Paris, has returned home after spending a vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior.

 

Miss Nellie Quinnell returned home on Saturday after spending the past week with her friend, Doris Clark, of Hespeler.

 

Miss Mary Burmaster returned home on Sunday after spending the past week with relatives in Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, Mrs. John McLaren and son, Angus, and daughter, Mrs. W. Coles, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Gordon Connor, of Hespeler, is visiting his friend, Robert Quinnell.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch were Mr. and Mrs. Clark Frosch and son, Laverne, of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frosch and daughter, Eileen, of Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, of Toronto.

 

Mrs. Hector Parker and sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, who have been spending the past two months at the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster, returned home Saturday.  Sylvester Burmaster and brother, Gordon, motored them down and spent the weekend there.

 

Miss Lillian Paddock spent the past week at the home of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. E. Jamieson, of Valens, and was also a recent visitor at Baden.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Neil McCormick were Mr. and Mrs. Percy Harbottle and daughter, Isabel, of Valens, Mrs. Jas. Mason and daughter, Vera, of Campbellville, Mr. Elliott and son and daughter, and Miss Till and Mrs. Green and daughter, of Mount Pleasant.

 

 John A. Wilkinson, of Guelph, visited his aunt, Mrs. D. McIntosh, one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gilchrist and Mrs. Kreuger, of Guelph, and Thomas Gilchrist and son, Jack, of Marden, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Paddock.

 

A number of trail rangers, of Hespeler, who were camping at Eagle’s Point, were Monday visitors with Angus and Donald Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Fitzgerald and little grandson are spending a few days with Mrs. D. Quinnell.

 

Mrs. George M. Paddock and sister, Miss Marion Jamieson, were weekend visitors with Mrs. Ellen Jamieson, at Clyde.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Percy Burmaster, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Farmers in this district have completed their harvest and are busy ploughing and cutting their second alfalfa hay crops.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

November 20th 1931.

 

Harold F. Ball, of Toronto, spent several days last week at the home of his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at Guelph General Hospital, was a recent visitor at her home here.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson was a Thursday visitor in Toronto.

 

Friends of the late E. O. Kitchen, of Morriston, were shocked to hear of his death on Sunday, of typhoid fever.  Mr. Kitchen was a butcher and during the fine weather made weekly trips with his meat truck to serve the people from Morriston to this neighbourhood.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Junior attended the funeral of the late Allan Shantz, near Kitchener, on Tuesday.

 

Provincial police officers were in the neighbourhood on Monday, verifying the description of the car in which the robbers who held up the manager and robbed the Morriston Bank of Toronto, on Friday last, made their getaway, after deserting the car, stolen from Kitchener, in the swamp, opposite the property of M. Ferguson.  About 11:45, the stolen car, a Ford sedan, followed closely by a grey-coloured Ford roadster, sped along the road at a terrific speed as far as the Killean Schoolhouse, where they wheeled around and came back a short distance to a place where they could park the stolen car in a driveway.  They then made their getaway in the roadster, travelling in an easterly direction.  About 1 o’ clock on Friday, police officers located the stolen car, and have since made several return calls to this neighbourhood, in the hope of finding some clue to the robbery.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

March 29th 1932.

 

Friends and neighbours, numbering about twenty, gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stewart, of the Gore Line, Puslinch, in honour of Miss Jean Parker, who is leaving the neighbourhood.  The evening was spent in cards and dancing, and dainty refreshments were served.

 

A quiet wedding was solemnized by the Reverend Mr. Mathieson, of Morriston, on Saturday afternoon, March 26th, when Miss Jean Parker and Donald McMillan were united in wedlock.  The bridal gown was turquoise-blue silk crêpe, trimmed with cream lace and pearls, her travelling jacket, of fawn polo cloth, with hat, shoes, and gloves in a pleasantly contrasting colour.  After the ceremony, the bridal couple returned to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, of The Gore, Puslinch.  Following the wedding supper, friends gathered to congratulate and bid adieu to the happy couple as they departed, by motor, for Niagara Falls and points intermediate.

 

At a meeting held recently in the Killean Schoolhouse, “The Box-Stove Club” was organized.  Officers appointed were as follows: Honorary President ─ Fred Bartels Senior, President ─ Frank R. Groat, Vice-President ─ Reid Menary, Secretary ─ Mrs. J. Beckett, Treasurer ─ F. Beckett, Press Reporter ─ W. Turnbull, Organist ─ Mrs. W. Turnbull.  Social and program committees were also appointed to take charge of the next meeting, to be held Friday evening, April 1st.  After all business had been transacted, the remainder of the evening was spent in community singing and games.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

July 7th 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels, accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Logan and Mr. Logan and little daughter, of Hespeler, were weekend visitors with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Carl Frosch, and Mr. Frosch, at Niagara Falls.

 

Mrs. Neil Wilkinson and daughter, Isabel, of Millcreek, and son, Arnold, and Mrs. Wilkinson and baby, Royden, of Galt, were Sunday visitors with the former’s brother, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Parker, of Manitoba, are visitors with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parker.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Parker and sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, spent the weekend with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster, with Mr. Parker returning home on Monday while Mrs. Parker and family will spend a short time here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Morris and sons, of Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stremble and family, of Hespeler, and Mr. and Mrs. Garside, of Hespeler, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, of Acton, is spending her vacation at her home here.

 

F. R. Groat, of Hamilton, has resigned his position as teacher here, and Miss Jane Henderson, of Roseville Road, has been engaged for the coming term.

 

 Mrs. Marvin Arthur Eagle, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Marvin Eagle and John Robetson, of the 2nd Concession, were Sunday callers at “The Glen”.

 

Norman and Joyce Brethour, of Hespeler, have returned home after spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Miss Victoria Davison has returned home after spending the past week with friends in Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

Mill Creek Stream Stocked

Thursday July 7th 1932.

 

Some 15,000 trout fingerlings were placed in Mill Creek, Puslinch, over the weekend.  The fish were put in the stream between the First and Second Concessions, and it is believed that, with continued stocking of this kind, angling should be greatly improved in future years.

 

 

 

 

 

The Killean News

August 10th 1932.

 

Mrs. Hector Parker and little sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, have returned home after spending the past week with he parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

John Sutherland, of Hamilton, has returned home after spending the past two weeks with Neil McCormick.

 

Harold Amy, of Hamilton, returned home on Saturday after spending the past month with his sister, Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and little son, Kenneth, are visiting the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Sylvester Burmaster and sister, Miss Mary Burmaster, Will Nairn and Miss Mary Zimmerman were Sunday visitors at Niagara Falls.

 

Mrs. R. Marshall, of Puslinch, and son, Gladstone, and Mrs. Marshall and daughter, Audrey, of Hartford, Connecticut, were Monday visitors with the former’s nephew, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Mansfield McLarty and daughters, Jean and Nancy, and Mr. and Mrs. Van Duzen, of Toronto, and Miss Sarah McLellan, of Galt, were Sunday visitors with the former’s sister-in-law, Mrs. A. McCormick.

 

Miss Nellie Quinnell spent a few days last week in Hespeler, the guest of Miss Winnie Stremble.

 

Miss Margaret Davison spent a few days last week with friends in Galt.

 

Misses Abigail and Kate McIntosh were Wednesday visitors with Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Yonke and daughter, of Kossuth, and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Burmaster, of Hespeler, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster.

 

Donald Stewart and nephew, Donald A. Stewart, of Crieff, and Mr. Pass, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors at “The Glen”.

 

Hamilton Zimmerman commenced threshing operations in the neighbourhood, last week.

 

Mrs. Walter Scott and little daughters, of Galt, were Wednesday visitors with the former’s mother, Mrs. A. McMillan.

 

Robert Young, of Toronto, is spending a few days with Roger Menary.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

August 27th 1932.

 

Miss Margaret I. Ball and Harold S. Burgess, of Toronto, were weekend visitors at the home of the former’s uncle, Marshall, and Mrs. Ferguson.  Master Donald Ferguson returned home with them and is spending a few days with relatives there.

 

McPhatter and Zimmerman, threshers, have been in the neighbourhood this week with their threshing outfit.

 

Mrs. Fitzgerald and little grandson, of Galt, spent a few days this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Mrs. Marshall Ferguson and sons, Angus and Ian, accompanied by Miss Margaret Ball and Harold Burgess were Saturday visitors in Preston, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Ball.

 

A number of the young people in the neighbourhood attended the corn roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Reeve, of Clyde, on Friday evening.

 

Reverend John McKenzie and family, of Woodbridge, are spending their vacation at their summer home, here.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. John Young and Robert Palmer, of Clyde, were recent visitors at “The Glen”.

 

The many friends of Mrs. John W. Gilchrist, who had the misfortune to break her hip through a fall, last week, are pleased to hear that she is doing as well as can be expected.

 

Miss Maltby, of Galt, spent a few days this week with her cousin, Kathleen Beckett.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

September 21st 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster and daughter, Mrs. Wm. Yonke, and Mr. Yonke and daughter, Mary, of Kossuth, spent the weekend with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Hector Parker, and Mr. Parker, at Niagara Falls.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch Senior, on their return from a motor trip through eastern Ontario and Quebec.

 

Robert Palmer, of Clyde, was a Friday visitor with Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mrs. G. H. Menary and son, Donald, were weekend visitors in Toronto.

 

Miss Ella McCormick, of Preston, visited with her cousin, Miss Elizabeth Frosch, last week.

 

An enjoyable evening was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Paddock, on Tuesday evening last, when the young people of the community were entertained to a wiener and corn roast.  After playing games and enjoying a dainty repast, the young people adjourned to the house and spent the remainder of the evening in dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

October 21st 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball, Miss Margaret Ball, and Harold Burgess, of Toronto, were weekend visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ferguson.

 

Misses Jean Henderson and Wilma Paddock attended the South Wellington teachers’ convention, last Thursday and Friday.

 

 Miss Evelyn Frosch, nurse-in-training at Guelph General Hospital, was a Sunday visitor at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

William Reeve, Grand Forks, British Columbia, was a Sunday visitor with Marshall Ferguson.

 

Most of the farmers of this district have finished digging their potatoes, and although the crop is below the average of last year, Dan Quinnell, of the Town Line, is displaying a potato which is, by actual measurement, one foot and nine inches in circumference, a foot around the middle, and weighs 2½ pounds.

 

The funeral of George Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Paddock, was held on Wednesday afternoon from his parents’ residence, on the 2nd Concession, to the cemetery here.  Baby Paddock, whose death occurred on Tuesday, of pneumonia, was but two weeks of age.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lardner, of Listowel, were recent visitors at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Menary.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

November 8th 1932.

 

The school children and teacher of School Section No. 7, Puslinch, entertained the people of the section on Friday afternoon last, at a Hallowe’en social and program by the school children.

 

Alex D. Sinclair, principal of Whitby Public School, and a former teacher here, was a weekend visitor at the home of M. Ferguson and other friends.

 

 The annual Bible Society meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon, November 13th, at the Killean School.

 

The following is the report of the Killean Public School for the month of October:

Senior IV:

Nellie Quinnell ─ 80.

Junior IV:

Kathleen Davison ─ 69, Ian Ferguson ─ 66, Roger Menary ─ 53.

Junior III:

Robert Nairn ─ 68, Ella Nairn ─ 67, John Beckett ─ 58, Margaret Nairn ─ 54, William Menary ─ 50.

Senior II:

James Nairn ─ 64.

Junior II:

Gordon Burmaster ─ 75.

Senior I:

Andrew Menary, Gordon Davison, Alfred Davison, David Nairn.

Primer:

Graham Nairn.

Teacher:

Jean Henderson.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

December 28th 1932.

 

Miss May Jamieson, of Woodstock, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, of Acton, is spending the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Connor and family, of Hespeler, were Monday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Quinnell.

 

Miss Jean Henderson is spending the Christmas vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Henderson, of the Dickie Settlement.

 

Miss Wilma Paddock, of Four Corners, is spending the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Arnold Wilkinson, of Galt, was a Monday visitor with his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Christmas passed very quietly in this neighbourhood, families apparently celebrating the day in their own homes.

 

Two of our local regular attendants of Galt market were successful in winning prizes in the farmer’s market competition on Friday last, Dan Quinnell ranking fifth and Mrs. M. Ferguson, twelfth.

 

The schoolhouse was crowded to its fullest capacity on Thursday evening last, at the annual Christmas concert.  The various dialogues, duets, and choruses were very well rendered, as were all the selections by the Killean orchestra.  Much credit is due to the teacher, Miss Henderson, for the creditable performances of the children in their several dialogues and drills.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

January 9th 1933.

 

Harold F. Ball. of Toronto, spent the weekend and holiday at the home of his uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Master Bill Menary is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Alf Lardner, and with Mr. Lardner, at Listowel.

 

School re-opened on Tuesday, with Miss M. J. Henderson, of Roseville Road, in charge.

 

  Mrs. Earl Frosch and son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, are spending a few days with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Bartels.  Mr. Frosch spent the weekend and holiday here also.

 

Most of the residents of this district used their franchise at the municipal election on Monday last, Marshall Ferguson acting as Deputy Returning Officer for District No. 4, with voting at Crieff Schoolhouse.

 

Mrs. Alex McCormick and son, Neil, and Mrs. M. Ferguson, were Monday visitors with Mrs. Angus McPherson, at Crieff.

 

Master Norman and Miss Joyce Brethour, of Hespeler, were weekend visitors with Bobbie and Nellie Quinnell.

 

The local hockey squad was defeated by a team from Little’s Corners, at the Galt arena, on Thursday evening.

 

Alex Ramsay Junior was the new trustee elected at the recent annual meeting, to fill the place vacated by Fred E. Beckett, retiring trustee.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

May 3rd 1933.

 

Mrs. Hector Parker and sons, Melvin, James, and Robert, of Niagara Falls, have returned home after spending several days with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster and also Mr. and Mrs. John Parker.

 

Alex Sinclair, of Whitby, was a recent visitor at the home of Marshall Ferguson, and other friends.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch.

 

The fact that there are only ten government-stocked trout creeks in Ontario, and the Millcreek the only one available in Waterloo and Wellington Counties, was plainly emphasized by the steady stream of followers of Izaak Walton, who travelled along the creek from 4 a.m. until after dark on the opening day.  By all reports, the fishermen and the cars were more numerous than the trout.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball and Miss Margaret I. Ball, of Toronto, accompanied by Misses Belle, Mary, and Elsie Tait, of Lakeview, were Sunday visitors with their uncle, Marshall and Mrs. Ferguson.

 

Miss May Nairn left on Thursday evening on an extended visit with friends near Dundee, Scotland.

 

Messrs. Marshall Haines, of Aberfoyle, C. Carter, of Guelph Township, and Joe Rutherford, of Fergus, members of the Wellington County Cemetery Commission, were Tuesday callers at “The Glen”.

 

On Friday evening, “The Community Club” held its last meeting for the season, and a large crowd was present.  A program, consisting of accordion solos by David Nairn and Robert Burmaster, a song by Fred Beckett, and talks by Mrs. C. Walzer and Mrs. A. Brandon, of Clyde, was very entertaining.  This was followed by a play entitled “Hans Von Smash”, which was enacted by several Clyde young people, and was thoroughly enjoyed, despite the fact that poor Hans, who did not understand American customs, was continually in difficulties.  A much complimented item of the program was the playing of the drum by Freddie Smith, accompanied on the piano by Osborne Falkiner.  Joe Paderewski, on the accordion, accompanied by Reg Edwards, with the bones, and John Gilchrist on the violin, accompanied by Mrs. A. Stewart, also assisted with the program.

 

Marshall Ferguson had the misfortune to have three fine lambs killed by a police dog, on Saturday last.

 

The farmers are taking advantage of the fine weather of the past few days for spring work, and seeding is well underway.

 

Robert Burmaster, the local road supervisor, has completed grading the roads here, and the roads are in excellent condition for motor traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Killean

May 29th 1933.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball, Miss Margaret I. Ball, and Miss Mary McIntosh, of Toronto, were Sunday visitors with the former’s uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Mrs. Earl Frosch and little son, Kenneth, have returned to their home in Niagara Falls after spending a few days with Mrs. Frosch’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Quite a number attended the Sunday School services in the schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon, when the regular routine was commenced.  Mrs. C. M. Walzer gave a very interesting talk on “Joseph”, to the adult class.  At the organization meeting, held the week previous, the following officers were elected: Superintendent ─ Mr. Geo. W. Paddock, and Secretary-Treasurer ─ Miss Elizabeth Frosch; Mrs. Martin Souter and Mrs. Fred Frosch Junior were appointed teachers for the younger children.

 

Messrs. Prestien and Bartels have commenced building operations on Fred Frosch’s house, which was destroyed by fire on Friday last.  The fire, which apparently started from a spark from the chimney, totally destroyed the fine home and the greater part of the furniture, although some from the lower rooms was saved.

 

Miss Isabel Wilkinson, of Mill Creek, Mrs. John Young and Helen Wildfong, of Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wismer, of Preston, Reeve Neil Black and William Crowe, of Aberfoyle, were Wednesday callers at “The Glen”.

 

Miss Kathleen Beckett, of Acton, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

For the past week, the trees in the orchards of this neighbourhood have been in blossom and are very heavily laden with bloom.  Most of the farmers have been busily engaged planting corn and potatoes this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Killean

June 12th 1933.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burmaster and daughter, Mary, and son, Gordon, accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. William Yonke, and Mr. Yonke, and daughter, Mary, of Kossuth, were weekend visitors with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Hector Parker, and with Mr. Parker, at Niagara.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Ball and Miss Margaret Ball, of Toronto, were weekend visitors with their uncle, Marshall Ferguson.

 

Miss Abigail McIntosh, of Crieff, spent a few days last week with Mrs. D. McIntosh.

 

Mrs. Alex McCormick and Mrs. C. M. Walzer were Thursday visitors at Crieff, the guests of Mrs. A. Fraser and Mrs. A. McPherson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frosch and son, Kenneth, of Niagara Falls, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frosch and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartels.

 

Mrs. M. Ferguson and sons, Angus, Donald, and Ian, Miss Margaret Ball, and Mrs. Harold Ball were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wilkinson, Millcreek.

 

People in this immediate neighbourhood were fortunate in escaping damage from the severe windstorm, which passed over about one and a half miles distant, considerable damage having been done to buildings owned by Jack Fraser, Fred Roszell, and Mr. McLean, of the 2nd Concession.  However, the soaking rain, which accompanied the storm, was welcomed, as the fields were beginning to suffer from the drought and recent frosts.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Killean

July 3rd 1933.

 

There was a fair attendance at the Sunday School on Sunday last.  Mr. J. D. Conway, of Hespeler, gave an interesting talk to those present.

 

Recent visitors to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ferguson were J. Nicol, of Acton, Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. William Woodrock, of Hamilton, and Messrs. Donald Stewart, Donald A. Stewart, and Archie Fraser, of Crieff.

 

Miss Mary Clark, of Carberry, Manitoba, and Miss Connon, Supervisor of art in the schools in Winnipeg, were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. A. McCormick.

 

Miss May Jamieson, of Ingersoll, is spending her vacation with her sister, Mrs. George M. Paddock.

 

Mrs. A. McMillan, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan, of Morriston, attended the funeral of the late Mr. Charles McMillan, at Ingersoll, on Wednesday.

 

A number from here attended the annual Paddock picnic, held at Soper Park, on Thursday.

 

School closed on Thursday after the usual midsummer examinations, with the following results:

Junior IV to Senior IV:

Ian Ferguson ─ 63.8, Kathleen Davison ─ 63.5.

Senior III to Junior IV:

Dennis Suter ─ 68.

Junior III to Senior III:

Robert Nairn ─ 62, John Beckett ─ 61, Ella Nairn ─ 57, Margaret Nairn ─ 56.

Senior II to Junior III:

James Nairn ─ 62.