The Morriston Village News

1st continuance

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

March 12th 1907.

 

 

Mrs. M. McPhee, of Ayr, is visiting her parents, Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Nicoll.

 

Miss Bertha Miller is a guest at the parsonage.

 

Miss Effie Detweiller, Plattsville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Solomon Stahl.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith, of Blyth, was in town over Sunday.

 

Miss L. and Mr. William Morlock have returned from Milverton.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown is visiting friends in Hamilton this week.

 

Miss Minnie Gayer has returned from Toronto where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Chisholm, for a week.

 

The stork called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Gregor on Friday March 8th and left a son.

 

Mr. Chas. Patten sold his farm to Mr. William Anderson, of Moffat, for $4,700. Possession given 1st of April.

 

Next Sunday, quarterly services will be held in the Evangelical Church, Rev. Mr. Pleyley of Hespeler will preach morning and evening.  Revival services will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of this week and every night next week.

 

The induction of Reverend Samuel Lawrence to the pastoral charge of East and West Puslinch congregations will take place in Duff’s Church on Friday, March 15th; Rev. R. W. Ross, Guelph, will preside.

 

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

April 2nd 1907.

 

Mr. Wesley Fahrner, of St. Thomas, spent a day or two at home.

 

Mrs. Theo Greg, of Detroit, is spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Peter McLean Senior.

 

Miss McLean, of Ottawa, spent the holidays with her grandmother.

 

Mr. Mack Clark, of Woodstock, is visiting his grandfather, Mr. Don Clark.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, of Alleghany, Pennsylvania, are visiting her father, Mr. Vogt, before going to their new home in Calgary.

 

Miss A. P. Meldrum, of Toronto, spent the holidays with her mother.

 

Miss Helen Watt, of New York, after an extended trip in the Northwest, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Meldrum.

 

Mr. Cumming, of Millgrove, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

Mr. Detweiler, of Roseville, was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Stahl.

 

Mr. John Dawson, of Toronto Junction, visited at Mr. Wm. Winer’s.

 

Mr. C. N. Frey was the guest of Mr. Homer Watson, R.C.A., of Doon, on Good Friday.

 

Mrs. John Fahrner is visiting at St. Thomas.

 

Miss Margaret McFarlane visited friends in Teeswater over Easter.

 

Miss Bella Moffat spent a few days with friends in Guelph.

 

Miss M. F. Aitchison is spending her holidays at her home in Elora.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hanning is visiting at Brantford.

 

Mrs. Hammond and children spent the holidays with her mother at Port Elgin.

 

Mr. Ben Jacobs visited his daughter at Richmond.

 

Mrs. Gayer spent Easter with her daughter, Mrs. Chisholm, of Toronto.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner visited friends in Toronto.

 

Miss Effie Davis is spending the holidays in Hamilton.

 

Miss H. McLean is visiting friends in Guelph.

 

Mr. Duncan McLean and family, of Ladner, British Columbia, returned last Saturday, and intend moving onto their farm in Badenoch.

 

Mr. Patten and family will move to St. George this week.

 

Mr. Wm. Anderson and family intend moving onto the farm lately occupied by Mr. Patten.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 7th 1907.

 

Mr. Jos. Atkins, of Hamilton, spent a day or two with friends in the village, last week.

 

Mr. Chas. Martin, of Hamilton, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Welsh, for a week.

 

Mrs. Chas. Harbottle returned last week from visiting friends in Berlin and Tavistock.

 

Miss E. A. Morrison has returned to Ottawa after a prolonged visit with her mother.

 

Mr. John Schultz, of Toronto Junction, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. Fred Schultz Junior.  Mr. John Schultz, son of Fred Schultz Junior, has gone to Toronto Junction, where he intends learning the art of masonry.

 

Mr. Willie Huether had the misfortune to have his foot pretty badly hurt on Friday while at work in the quarry.

 

Master Nelson Lawrence, son of Reverend Samuel Lawrence, is very ill with la grippe.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McLean have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their youngest child who died on April 27th, age, about one year.

 

Arbour Day was not observed in our schools on the day, but the children are to make their gardens this week.

 

Quarterly services will be held in the Evangelical Church next Sunday.  Reverend M. L. Wing, of Berlin, will preach morning and evening, and also on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

June 11th 1907.

 

Mrs. A. B. Falconbridge, of Hamilton, visited her parents here last week.

 

Mrs. F. Kistenmacher visited friends in Galt and Blair.

 

Mrs. G. J. Meldrum, Elma Meldrum, and Miss Watt spent a few days last week in Ayr.

 

Miss H. C. Watt, who has been visiting her sister, has returned to New York.

 

Miss Effie Davis has gone to Hamilton.

 

Mrs. John McEdwards, of Rodney, is visiting relatives here.

 

Mrs. G. W. McLean visited friends in Hamilton last week.

 

A number from Badenoch took in the excursion to Niagara Falls last Saturday.

 

Mr. Kenneth Martin, of Galt, has sold his farm in Badenoch to Mr. John Quillman, who is the present occupant.

 

Cement sidewalks are being laid on Queen Street, on the east side, from the corner of Badenoch Street to Church Street.

 

The public library has been moved to the building occupied by the Post Office, Mr. Davis having resigned the Secretary-Librarian’s position.  Miss F. G. Morison will be his successor.  Mr. Davis intends to extend his business, and has fitted up his harness shop in splendid style.

 

Next Sunday, June 16th, the annual Children’s Day anniversary will be observed in the Evangelical Church.  Reverend L. K. Eidt, of Dashwood, will preach in English in the morning and will also take part in the programme of the evening service.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

June 18th 1907.

 

Born on June 10th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Patterson.

 

Miss Ada Hilborn, of Freelton, was the guest of Mrs. Stahl, last week.

 

Reverend and Mrs. Eidt, of Dashwood, were guests at the parsonage on Sunday.

 

Miss Minnie Munch, of London, is here visiting her parents.

 

Mrs. Peter Beaver intends going to the camp meeting at Mildmay, this week.

 

Reverend and Mrs. Beese and children leave today for a three-week holiday at Milverton and Chesley.

 

Reverend Samuel Lawrence will conduct the service in the Evangelical Church… (The remainder of the article is unavailable.)

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

August 20th 1907.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr, of Brantford, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hanning.

 

Mrs. H. Campbell, of Hamilton, and Mrs. A. E. Campbell, of Brantford, visited friends in the village last week.

 

Miss B. McNaughton, of Galt, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elliott.

 

Miss Helen Rogers and Miss Annie Maclay, of New York, are guests of their cousin, Mrs. Geo. Meldrum.

 

Miss Catherine McFarlane, of Detroit, is visiting her mother, Mrs. P. McFarlane.

 

Miss Sophia Engleman has returned to Detroit, Michigan, having spent the summer with her mother here.

 

 Mr. John Provan, of Toronto Junction, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Miss Ida Fritz is visiting friends in Guelph.

 

Miss H. McLean has returned from her visit to friends in Owen Sound, Presque Isle, and White Cloud Island.

 

Mr. John Neubauer, son of Mr. Michael Neubauer, fell off a load of grain last Thursday and had the misfortune to break his wrist.

 

Miss Moderwell, of Stratford, the teacher of the junior division, came last Saturday, but as the room is being renovated, and the new desks have not arrived, she will not be able to enter upon her duties for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Binkley Senior have gone on a trip to New Liskeard.

 

Miss Maud McLean has returned to her home in Ottawa.  While here, she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Clark.

 

Mr. Chas. Calfass has purchased a house in Toronto Junction.  The family intends moving in a few months.

 

Threshing is in full swing here and the wheat and barley are turning out better than was expected.

 

The Crescents came down from Guelph last Saturday to do our baseball team, but the tables were turned, the score standing at 31 – 3, in favour of Morriston.  It is expected that our boys will get their dose when they play the return game in Guelph on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

October 15th 1907.

 

Mrs. and Miss Mitchell, who were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, returned to Guelph, last Saturday.

 

Mrs. and Miss Gayer are visiting in Toronto.

 

Mr. Fred Schultz Senior is visiting in Beamsville.

 

Reverend W. E. and Mrs. Beese are visiting in Waterloo.

 

Mr. Pettit, of Aberfoyle, conducted the service in the Evangelical Church last Sunday evening, in the absence of the pastor.

 

Miss Willits, of Roseville, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Stahl.

 

Mr. John Provan, of Toronto, is visiting his mother.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan McKenzie, of Parkdale, are visiting in this neighbourhood.

 

Ice cream soda can be bought in the village now.  Mrs. McLean has added a soda water fountain to her ice cream parlour.

 

The various committees have everything in readiness for a splendid programme and other good things at the box social, Thursday, 17th instant.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 22nd 1907.

 

Dr. Telfer expects to go for a well-earned holiday next week, to Muskoka, and Dr. McTaggart, of Brookville, will attend to his practice while he is away.

 

Miss Seranna Quillman, of Toronto Junction, came up to attend her cousin’s wedding in Beverly last week, and visited friends in the village.

 

Miss Christina Clark returned yesterday from a visit in Guelph.

 

Mr. Geo. Nicoll has accepted a situation in Hamilton.

 

Mr. Jas. McPherson, of Hamilton, wheeled up to visit his parents over Sunday.

 

Mr. C. M. Frey has returned from Guelph, and would be pleased to negotiate with any person desiring to take a short course in oil painting this season.

 

A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday October 15th, in Beverly, at the home of the bride, when Mr. John Quilman, of No. 2 Fire Hall, Toronto Junction and Miss O. G. Mitchell were united in marriage.  The ceremony was performed by Reverend Haines, of Freelton, in the presence of a large number of friends.  The couple will reside on King Street, Toronto Junction.  Mr. Quilman has a large number of friends here who join in wishing for him and his bride a happy and prosperous future.

 

The box social, held Thursday evening, October 17th, under the auspices of the Public Library, was a decided success socially as well as financially.  The programme did not start as early as was intended, on account of the piano, which was brought from Guelph, not arriving early, but the audience was good natured and out for a good time, and did not object.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

December 17th 1907.

 

Miss Amanda Frey, of Waterloo, was the guest of her cousin, Miss Melinda Frey, last week.

 

Mr. Peter Beaver has gone on a business trip to London.

 

Miss Bella Moffatt is visiting friends at Troy.

 

Mr. Fred Schultz Senior has returned from Beamsville.

 

Mr. S. Mager has returned to Toronto.

 

Mr. John Clark, of Marlette, Michigan, is visiting his grandfather, Mr. John Clark, of Badenoch.

 

Mr. John Gregor, of Toronto, is visiting his parents.

 

Miss Lydia Fahrner has returned from her visit to Toronto.

 

Mr. John Provan, of Toronto, is visiting his mother.

 

Mr. D. E. Sherman, of Thamesville, is visiting friends in the vicinity.

 

Mr. Ben Bott is very ill at present.

 

Miss E. Russell, professional nurse, is attending Mr. C. W. Binkley.

 

The annual election of officers of the A. O. U. W. will take place at the next meeting, Saturday, the 21st instant.

 

No services were held in Duff’s Church last Sunday, owing to the heavy snow storm on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

February 25th 1908.

 

The funeral of the late Benjamin Bott, who died on Tuesday February 18th, took place Friday, at 8:30 a.m., from his home to the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Freelton.  He leaves a widow and three children, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

 

A very bad accident occurred in Badenoch last Saturday morning to Mr. John McLean of this village, who, with others, was cutting trees in the bush, when a sapling struck him across the jaw, knocking out four teeth and making a long deep gash across his chin, which took ten stitches to close.

 

Mrs. J. M. Frey is visiting in Hamilton.

 

Mr. John McPherson has gone to live with his daughter, Mrs. Lennon, at Valens.

 

Miss Mabel Anderson has returned from Caledonia and Milton, where she has been visiting for two months.

 

Miss M. F. Aitchison, of Toronto, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Meldrum … Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

April 28th 1908.

 

A goodly number attended the meeting of the Young People’s Guild of Duff’s Church on Thursday evening, April 23rd, to hear the debate, “Resolved, that the Pulpit has more influence than the Press”.  The speakers for the affirmative were Messrs. J. A. Cockburn and H. T. Hammersley, and for the negative, Messrs. Ira Hammond and J. W. Kerr.  The contest resulted in victory for the side holding the negative opinion.

 

Mr. Scott, of Knox Church, Guelph, addressed a large and appreciative meeting of the Young People’s Guild of Duff’s Church, on Sunday evening last, on the subject “Missions”.

 

Reverend W. E. Beese, who has been, for the past four years, Pastor of the Evangelical Church, preached his farewell sermons last Sunday. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

May 5th 1908.

 

A large number of the congregation and friends of Reverend and Mrs. Beese met at the Evangelical Church, Tuesday evening, April 28th, to bid them goodbye, and at the same time present them with a token of remembrance.  Mr. J. Huether occupied the chair, and on behalf of the congregation and friends, Mr. Kistenmacher read an address, Mr. Hingleman presenting Mr. and Mrs. Beese with a well-filled purse of gold.  Mrs. Beese was also made the recipient … Mrs. Kellerman reading the address, and Mrs. F. Schultz making the presentation.  An excellent programme was rendered, after which, all adjourned to the vestry, where tea was served, and an enjoyable evening concluded by everyone joining in singing “The Glory Song”.

 

Reverend J. C. Morlock, his wife, and family, arrived from Walkerton on Thursday.  Mr. Morlock succeeds Reverend W. E. Beese as pastor of the Evangelical Church.

 

Mr. C. M. Morrison returned last Wednesday to Burriss, Rainy River District, after a few weeks’ visit with relatives here.

 

Mrs. William Nicoll returned from Thamesford, last Tuesday evening.

 

Mrs. Harbottle has returned from her winter’s visit in Pidgeon, Michigan.

 

Miss Winer, of Toronto, granddaughter of Mr. John Winer Senior, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. William Winer.

 

Mrs. Beese and Miss Miller left this morning for their new home in Toronto.

 

Badenoch Sunday School opened for the summer months on April 26th, with a good attendance.

 

Mr. Andrew Elliott has recently purchased a shed at Duff’s Church, from Mr. John McKenzie.

 

Miss Lily and Mr. Malcolm McLeod, of Guelph, spent Sunday with friends in the village.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 19th 1908.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Elliott spent a day or two in Galt last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, of Acton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones, of Badenoch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hull intend moving to their new home in Milton shortly.

 

Mrs. John Martin has returned from Niagara.

 

Miss Cober, of Hespeler, spent a few days recently with her aunt, Mrs. Brown.

 

Mrs. James Clark is visiting her mother, at Belgrave.

 

On account of the political meeting in Aberfoyle on Thursday evening, the Young People’s Guild of Duff’s Church will hold their meeting on Tuesday evening of this week.

 

A number from here attended the funeral of the late Mr. Robert McPhail, at Freelton, yesterday.  The deceased was a nephew of Mrs. Geo. Hanning and was well known in this community.

 

On Sunday evening the death occurred of Mr. Charles Fischer, at the home of his nephew, Mr. Frank Kistenmacher, after a short illness.  The funeral took place today at Crown Cemetery.

 

For some time past, it has been the custom of the young Jehus of the surrounding country to do considerable driving more or less furiously through the village after evening service on Sunday, much to the annoyance of the more peaceably disposed.  There have been through this action, several accidents, some of them quite serious.  Last Sunday evening, two buggies came into collision north of the village, and it was nothing short of a miracle that the occupants escaped with a few bruises, as one rig was upset and both were put out of commission.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

July 28th 1908.

 

Miss Melinda Frey is visiting friends in Berlin.

 

Miss Lena Weeks, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Irene Brown, returned last Thursday to her home in Hamilton.

 

Miss Janet McNaughton, of Baltimore, is visiting her parents.

 

Mrs. Coulter, of Toronto, is visiting Mrs. H. W. Ironside.

 

The Misses Kerr, of Brantford, and Mrs. Fred Allison, of Paisley Block, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. McLean, of Viewfield Farm.

 

Reverend Samuel and Mrs. Lawrence and family are visiting at Cowal.

 

Reverend Mr. Johnson, of Preston, conducted the service in Duff’s Church, last Sunday, in the absence of the pastor.  Reverend John Currie, of Belmont, it is expected will occupy the pulpit next Sunday.

 

Mr. Hammond has accepted the position of Assistant Principal in Elmira Public School, duties to begin September 1st.  His friends are very sorry to hear that he is leaving.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Small and children and Mrs. Edward Small, of Riverside, New Jersey, who have been the guests of the latter’s cousin, Mrs. M. Welsh, for the past month, left last Friday for their summer home, Atlantic City.  Previous to their visit here, the party spent a month touring through a part of the United States, having visited Des Moines, Iowa, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago.

 

Last Saturday afternoon, our junior baseball team defeated the Freelton juniors by a heavy score.

 

C. M. and Mrs. MacDonald have the sympathy of the community in the death of their child, who died this morning of diphtheria.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

September 15th 1908.

 

Miss Helen Lawrence, of Sarnia, visited the Misses Doyle, last week.

 

Mr. Hugh McDonald and daughter, Miss Anna, of Belwood, were the guests of Mrs. Alex McLean Senior and other relatives, last week.

 

Mr. W., Mrs. and Miss Ross, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ross and son, of Edinburgh, Scotland, spent Tuesday of last week at the home of Lt.-Col. Nicoll and friends in Morriston.

 

Mrs. Provan has returned from Toronto.

 

Mrs. Brown Senior and Mrs. L. McLean spent the weekend at Carlisle.

 

Mrs. Coxe has removed to Acton.

 

Mr. Stahl has purchased the McLeod property.

 

Mrs. Geo. J. Meldrum is visiting in New York.

 

Mr. R. C. Morrison left last Thursday for La Vallee, Rainy River District.

 

Miss Margaret McFarlane spent a week with friends at Arkell and Marden.

 

Mrs. Hansch, of Toronto, visited friends in the village last Thursday.

 

Miss E. A. Morrison left yesterday for Ottawa.

 

Miss Sophia Calfass, of West Toronto, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. Morlock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Morlock, of Crediton, are visiting friends.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz and Miss Irene Brown are attending Galt Business College.

 

The Ladies’ Aid of the Evangelical Church purpose holding a Shoe Social on Thursday evening, September 17th.

 

The Young People’s Guild of Duff’s Church will open their meetings on September.  The Carey Brothers, of Freelton, will provide the entertainment.

 

Children’s Day services will be held in Duff’s Church next Sunday morning.  Reverend Dr. Robertson, Secretary of the Ontario Sunday School Association, will address the children an also the young People’s Guild, in the evening.

 

What is our once quiet and respectable village coming to, between the stealing, brutality to the dumb animals of all kinds, and the vile language heard on our street?  Villagers wake up.

 

 

 

 

 

At Morriston

October 20th 1908.

 

At Morriston last evening, Mr. Guthrie held another of those rousing meetings, which have marked one of the most successful political campaigns ever held in South Wellington.  The hall was crowded to hear the candidate, and he was given the very best hearing while he dealt with the record of himself and the Liberal Party during the past years that the Liberals have held the reins of power, and have been responsible, to some degree, at least, for the great advancement of the country.

 

Mr. Guthrie dealt with great clarity on the whole political situation, the record of the Government, and the weak campaign of scandal and graft put up by the Opposition.  He took up these charges and showed where they were without ground, and also showed the great increase in trade, in revenue, and the general advancement and progress of the country.

 

Mr. McEwing was the other speaker of the evening, and again, as an independent politician, he sided with Mr. Guthrie as a representative of the best Government for Canada.  He did not uphold the Government in all things.  He had some criticisms to make, but declared the Opposition campaign to be a disgraceful one and one that could not be considered by any fair-thinking voter.

 

 

 

 

 

Your Money Back

October 31st 1908.

 

If a Morriston contributor, who has forgotten to sign a contribution, mailed to this office, will call, the 25 cent piece that was enclosed will be returned, together with the manuscript, which is not suited for publication.

 

The Guelph Daily Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

November 17th 1908.

 

Mr. Bach Senior and Miss Clara Fritz left last Tuesday for Toledo Ohio.

 

Mrs. J. D. Courtney and son, Harold, of Ottawa, visited her sister, Miss F. G. Morrison, over the holiday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Chisholm and children, of Toronto, were the guests of Mrs. Geyer, last week.

 

Messrs. Wesley Fahrner, of Toronto, and Nelson Beaver, of Embro, spent the holiday with their parents.

 

Reverend J. C. Morlock returned yesterday from Waterloo.

 

Miss Bella Moffat is visiting at Ridgetown.

 

Reverend J. C. and Mrs. Morlock entertained the members of the adult Bible class and choir at the parsonage on Monday evening.

 

Anniversary services were held in Duff’s Church on Sunday, the 8th instant.  Reverend Mr. Little, of Holstein, preached morning and evening.  The entertainment on Monday evening was also a success.  The proceeds will go towards the reduction of the church debt.

 

Dr. and Mrs. King left on Monday morning for Dresden to attend the funeral of their father.  They have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 24th 1908.

 

The stork paid a visit last week to the homes of Messrs. Donald J. McLean and Donald McMillan and left a son in each.

 

Mr. Steele, of Toronto, addressed the congregation of Duff’s Church last Sunday morning upon the subject of the “Laymen’s Missionary Movement”.

 

Mr. Lawrence Huether spent a few days in Campbellville last week.

 

Miss Lydia Fahrner, accompanied by her niece, Miss Dorothy Binkley, has returned from Drumbo.

 

Dr. D. McEdward and his niece, Miss Kilgour, of Hamilton, were visitors in town on Sunday.

 

The Misses Irene Brown and Hilda Schultz, of Galt, spent the weekend at their respective homes.

 

Mr. William Brown made a business trip to Toronto yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Engleman are giving an oyster supper this evening in honour of Mr. D. Schlegel, who leaves shortly to visit his daughter in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

December 22nd 1908.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Adam McKenzie, of Victoria, British Columbia, paid a flying visit to relatives here last week while on their way to Cuba.

 

Mr. Geo. Lamb, of Manitoba, is visiting relatives in Badenoch.

 

Mrs. H. A. Coxe, of Acton, is attending her mother, Mrs. Binkley, who is very ill.

 

The stork paid a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stewart recently and left a daughter.

 

A very pleasant time was spent last evening when the children of Duff’s Sunday School were treated to a sleigh ride, after which, lunch was served at the church and presents were placed on the Christmas tree for the Sick Children’s Hospital, in Toronto.

 

The Evangelical Sunday School Christmas entertainment will be held, as usual, on Christmas eve.

 

Court Puslinch, No. 51, I.O.F., installed the following officers on last Saturday evening: C.R. (Chief Ranger) – Jno. Kellerman, P.C.R. – Jno. Penrice, V.C.R. (Vice-Chief Ranger) – Walter Penrice, Chap. – Wm. Winer, Rec.-Sec’y. – John Leith, Fin. Sec’y. – Alton Binkley, Treas. – John Fahrner, S.W. (Senior Woodward) – John Quilman, J. W. – John Elliott, S. B. (Senior Beadle) – John McLean, J. B. – Harvey Stewart, C.D.H.C.R. – Alfred Parnell, Physician – Dr. King, Auditors – Harvey Stewart, Jas. Leith, Allan Stewart, Hall Com. – Jno. Kellerman, John Fahrner, Wm. Winer.

 

The harness shop is open for business again.

 

The Post Office will be open on Christmas Day until five o’ clock.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

February 16th 1909.

 

Miss Bella Moffatt has returned home after a visit of several months with friends in different parts of the country.

 

Mrs. F. Dunkie is on the sick list.

 

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Clark, Badenoch, was the scene of a very pleasant dancing party last Friday evening.

 

The crossing of the township grounds at Aberfoyle by the electric road occupied the attention of the township council for a considerable time last Monday.  A deputation from the Agricultural Society was present, as well as Mr. Malcolm McPherson, who is getting options on the right of way.  The majority, both of the deputation from the Agricultural Society and the township council, favoured having the road run through the hollow behind the hall rather than go behind the grounds.  Mr. McPherson stated that the company was willing to meet the wishes of the council and the Agricultural Society in placing the road where they desired, although it was impractical to have an underground crossing.  Had this crossing been possible, no difficulty would have been experienced in arriving at a settlement.  The option was not given, the matter being left over until next meeting of the council on Monday, March 15th, although it was the general opinion that the way out of the difficulty will be found.

 

Dr. Deans, dentist at Morriston, 1st and 3rd Thursdays.  Extraction free when plates are ordered.  Plates a speciality.

 

A challenge game of euchre between Morriston and Badenoch came off at the house of Mr. A. McLean, Reeve, on Thursday night, February 11th.  Two sleighs, filled to overflowing, and several cutters went back from Morriston, and all had an enjoyable time.  The playing was brought to a close at midnight and an oyster supper, provided by the losers, was partaken of.  A return match in Morriston will be an event of the near future.

 

The village was cut off from outside telephone connection last Saturday through the breakage of the wires caused by the fall of a dead limb from the old willow tree in front of the residence of Mr. Sol Stahl on Badenoch Street.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

February 24th 1909.

 

The adjourned meeting of Duff’s Church, rē shed building, was held on Monday afternoon.  There was a good attendance.  It was resolved that if the sheds could be built around the yard for $1,500, the work should be undertaken this season.  The managers were instructed to canvass the congregation and see that all those who were in need of sheds would put up $20 each, the remainder of the amount to be assumed by the congregation.

 

Mr. Hodges entertained a number of his friends at the home of Mr. Jno. Kellerman, on Monday evening.

 

The return game of euchre, Badenoch versus Morriston, is to come off in the Town Hall, Morriston, on Friday night, February 26th.

 

Visitors here are Miss Hough with Miss Fahrner, Mrs. Douglas and daughter at Colonel Nichol’s, Mrs. McLaughlin with Mrs. W. Munch, and Mrs. Cowan, of Dundalk, with her daughter, Mrs. Bruce, of Schaw Station.

 

Dr. Deans, dentist, at Morriston, 1st and 3rd Thursdays.  March 4th, a gold filling free in every plate ordered.  Yours truly, J. M. Deans D.D.S.

 

Mrs. Hugh Clark and Miss H. McLean attended the funeral of their niece, Mrs. Vallery, of Belwood, on Monday.

 

 Mr. Alex Nicoll has returned from a visit to Mr. McPhee, of Thamesford.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

March 2nd 1909.

 

Last Wednesday, the Nimrods of this part of Puslinch, headed by Captain John Cameron, went over to the lake to try conclusions with the sharpshooters of that neighbourhood, who were lead by Mr. W. G. Marriott.  The shooting was off-hand at 50 yards, and in any position, at 200 yards.  As the ice was very smooth and a strong north-west wind blowing, many a laughable incident happened.  If there was a mitt or rubber left to itself for a moment, it would take flight over the glassy surface with its owner in close pursuit.  The Puslinch Lake men won by 17 points.  The visitors were entertained to an oyster supper at the Lake Hotel, and speak highly of the way that they were entertained in general.

 

Last Friday night, the return euchre match between Badenoch and Morriston came off in Morriston Hall.  Thirty on each side took part.  The result was a victory for Morriston by 30 points.  A splendid supper, prepared by the ladies of Morriston, was partaken of about midnight and the gathering then broke up.  Regrets were expressed at the absence of the Badenoch captain, B. J. McBean, who was detained at home through sickness in the family.  Neil Martin officiated in his stead.

 

The ice on the Morriston pond is now in capital condition for skating, and the young people are taking advantage of it on these moonlight nights.  A hockey match between Morriston and Schaw was the attraction last Saturday afternoon, in which the Morriston team was the victor.

 

Some of the Morriston people have been engaged through the winter getting up an amateur theatrical, and the rest of us have been looking forward with interest to the date of public presentation.  The great event is coming off next Friday night.  Those who have been so fortunate as to see the latter rehearsals report that we are to be treated to something good.

 

We are glad to hear that Mr. Duncan Clark, of Aberfoyle, is somewhat better now.

 

The sale of H. W. Ironside, of Schaw Station, on Tuesday March 2nd, was a great success.  What with the weather, which could not be any better and the popularity of the proprietor, an immense crowd assembled.  Our old friend, Thomas Ingram, officiated, with all of his old-time vigour and good humour.  A great many expressed regret that he was retiring from the business anyhow, as far as Puslinch is concerned.  The prices realized were very good; in fact, there was no room today for those who were after bargains.  We compliment Mr. Ironside on the success of his sale.

 

The following is the average in the examinations, held in the various subjects during January and February for the pupils in the senior room:

 

Fifth class:

Pearl Fahrner ─ 68, Wesley Winer ─ 64, Willie Fritz ─ 64, Florence Vogt ─ 60, Margaret McIntyre ─ 55, Allan Leslie ─ 48.

Senior Fourth:

Willie Ames ─ 70, Florence Philpot ─ 66, John McPhee ─ 64, Tena McMillan ─ 58, Beatrice Morlock ─ 55, James Brown ─ 42, Richard McMillan ─40.

Junior Fourth:

Tommy Nigro ─ 70, Gladstone Marshall ─ 70, Beatrice McLean ─ 65, Elma Meldrum ─ 56, John Munro ─ 52, Allie Martin ─ 50, Willie Gill ─ 48, Mary Penrice ─ 40.

Senior Third:

Willie Morris ─ 60, Chris Fritz ─ 56, Hilda Mast ─ 54, Bertie Leslie ─ ___,…(text missing).

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

March 8th 1909.

 

The talk of the village from early fall, “What’s going on in the Foresters’ Hall?”  Why all this interest ‘mong large and small?  The play!

 

Last Friday evening, some of the young people of the village presented a temperance drama entitled, “A Mother’s Love”, to a full house.  Miss M. McFarlane, who had the leading and most difficult character to represent, as “Mrs. Eustace”, the mother, did admirably, moving the audience to tears in the more pathetic parts.  All acted well, although space will not permit to take them up individually.  Special mention should be made of Mr. F. Kistenmacher, as the “Irish Footman”, who elicited frequent and uproarious applause, and as to the Dutch comedian, if it were known in theatrical circles that such a cast could be taken to such perfection by Mr. J. Hingleman, Morriston would see but little of our popular contractor and barber.

 

Jno. Provan, of Toronto Junction, is visiting relatives in the village.

 

Miss Leonard, of Toronto, is the guest of Miss King.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cowan spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. A. Bruce, of Schaw Station.

 

The death of Mrs. McLean, widow of the late Peter McLean, of Badenoch, took place on Tuesday morning at 3 o’ clock.  The funeral will be on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’ clock.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

April 12th 1909.

 

Quite a number of the farmers around here will be through seeding this week.  The land has been in good condition this spring and any low places are drier and in better shape than they have been for several years back, so early in the season.  If seeding operations are not retarded by wet weather, this will be a record year.

 

Our village gardener is preparing to set out about a thousand tomato plants.  Success to your venture, Tom.

 

Mr. Peter Zinn, of Hanover, visited friends here on Sunday.

 

Mr. Alex Wheelighan, of Brookville, is now the guest of Mr. Jno. Vogt.

 

Miss E. C. Watt, who was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Meldrum, last week, left for New York, last Monday.

 

Messrs. Daniel and Thomas Heffernan moved to D. G. Hanning’s house, at the Badenoch corner, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McEdward entertained a number of their friends last Friday evening.  A good time is reported.

 

Mr. Chas. Currie shipped, this week, four sows and a boar to Macon County, in the State of Georgia.  Mr. Currie has done a big business this spring in supplying thoroughbred Tamworths to different points in Ontario, and still continues to do so, but this shipment to Georgia is evidence that his reputation as a breeder is becoming continental.

 

Mrs. James Aikens is seriously ill.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

June 24th 1909.

 

Messrs. Noah Bowman and William Guenther are in Morriston this week, laying brick on a house, for which Mr. P. Morlock has the contract.

 

from the Hespeler Herald newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

July 12th 1909.

 

Jas. C. Leith has been spending his holidays at home.  Mr. Leith is one of the Morriston lads that have done well by themselves.  He is in the employ of the C.P.R. as foreman of a construction gang.  He has completed a contract in New Brunswick, and left on Tuesday to take charge of work in the vicinity of Montreal.

 

Our popular butcher, Wm. Brown, met with a serious accident last Saturday morning.  He was delivering meat to Mr. Ironside, of Schaw Station, and when coming out, by some mishap, the wheel of his rig caught the gate, frightening the horse, which broke through the harness, landing Mr. Brown on his back.  He was picked up unconscious and taken home.  Although badly bruised, he is now able to be around again.

 

Miss Stella Morlock is home from Walkerton, for her holidays.

 

Mr. John Vogt and his daughter, Florence, have been visiting friends in Lucknow and Kinloss Townships.  In his absence, the two gentlemen named Alex, McGinnis and Watson, had charge of the establishment.

 

Brown and Ayers shipped cattle and hogs from Schaw, on Wednesday.  Mr. Thos. Ayers has under contemplation a business trip to the Northwest.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Telfer paid a visit to Dr. Telfer on Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Falkner (Fahrner) have been home on a visit to Geo. Elfner and family.

 

Word has been received that the ten pupils from the Morriston School who tried the entrance examinations have all passed.

 

Mr. Frank Forbes, of Winterbourne, spent the weekend with his aunt, Miss Morrison.

 

Quoits are dead in Morriston.  Alex is too weak for the long throw.  Jas. Reid now holds the belt.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan, of Toronto, visited his mother, over Sunday.

 

The several picnics from this burg to the lake and Aberfoyle are reported as being very successful, the participants having had splendid outings.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McLean, of Viewfield, report having a good time visiting friends in Elora, Mount Forest, and Arthur.

 

 

 

 

 

More News from the Morriston Village Bard

July 12th 1909.

 

 

On the twenty-ninth of June

The Puslinch clans were out,

On pleasure bent, with full intent

That irksome care they’d rout.

 

The weather clerk was extra kind,

His smile was surely venial,

When looking down on the array

Of spirit so congenial.

 

The friends from far and near had come

Of sons who there did figure

So in the van was Chief McLean,

And by his side, McGregor.

 

McGregor, ay, that true born Scot

The echoes did awake

With the skirling of his pipes that day,

On the road to Puslinch Lake.

 

Some of the “Sons” had gone before

And waited on the strand

They viewed with curiosity

The scribe with grip in hand.

 

  Surely there is some precious thing

Infolded thus from view

The scribe was dumb, nor by a sign

The secret did construe.

 

Surmises soon are cast aside

For hark what’s that they hear

Their friends are coming, close at hand

McGregor’s slogan clear.

 

‘Twas thus they gathered on the shore

This memorable day

On lake and land, this joyous band

With hearts so light and gay.

 

The ladies on the boat embarked

What cause had they to fear?

When in the stern with jaunty air,

The Colonel is to steer.

 

The Chief and Secretary came

Unto the isle remote

And safe from observation took

The satchel from the boat.

 

With other “Sons” of less degree

The piper was involved

And while they stayed beneath the shade

The mystery was solved.

 

And now the pipes ring out afresh

Across the sparkling wave

This master hand touched Scottish hearts

With music gay and grave.

 

The stirring notes of Highland Laddie

McDonald’s sad lament,

Leven Glen, Urquhart and Donald Dhu,

As o’er the lake they went.

 

Sir Arthur Bignall, too, was given,

And thus they spent the day,

Of all things Scotch, they had their fill

‘cept haggis and usquebae.

 

None left until the eventide

The moon in all its glory

Shone bright upon their homeward way,

And thus, I end the story.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

July 20th 1909.

 

Last Saturday evening, the Morriston baseball team visited Aberfoyle and a friendly game of ball was played on the Hall grounds.  The score was 10 to 6 in favour of Morriston.

 

The Freelton junior football team were victors at Morriston on Saturday, in a closely contested game with our juniors, the score being 3 to 2.

 

The brick work of Mr. Morlock’s house had been completed last Wednesday, but during Thursday’s thunderstorm, lightning struck and shattered the chimney and did other damage to the walls.

 

Owing to the recent abundant rainfall, the crops in this vicinity have improved in appearance, although the prospect is for only a medium crop this year.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm and child, of West Toronto, are visiting Mrs. Gayer.

 

Miss Eva Cummings, of Toronto, is the guest of Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

The following are the names of those from Morriston who passed the entrance examination, Willie Ames, James Brown, Gladstone Marshall, Elma Meldrum, Beatrice Morlock, Beatrice McLean, Tena McMillan, Jno. McPhee, Thomas Nigro, and Florence Philpot.

 

Berries and cherries, both red and black, are very plentiful in this neighbourhood, this year.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

July 27th 1909.

 

A very exciting game of baseball was played in Morriston last Saturday afternoon between the Arkell nine and Morriston’s team.  The score was 9 to 4 in favour of Arkell.  We thought we had a pitcher that would get over most amateurs, but the Arkell battery seemed to get them too often to suit the crowd of onlookers from Morriston.  Of course, we said a few weeks ago that our boys can expect nothing but reverses, such as this, if they think that they can win without attending the practice.  We must admit that the Arkell lads are gentlemen and play a gentlemanly game.  The pitcher, Dunc Hume, seemed to understand his business, and the catcher, Sam Hume, took all that came his way.  As to the 1st baseman, our old friend, R. J. McFarlane, we heard the remark from one of our boys that nothing went past him.  They all played well and the Morriston lads voted them a good lot of fellows.  The umpire was Ernest Campbell, of Guelph.

 

Russell Binkley is home from Muskoka, greatly improved in health.  Binkley Bros. have invested in another horse, as a mate to with their chestnut, and now have a stylish team.

 

Miss Florence Vogt has returned from Lucknow.  John Vogt made a business trip to Lucknow, on Monday.

 

Mrs. Jno. McRobbie is in receipt of a cheque for $2,000 from the A.O.U.W., payment of a policy carried by her late husband in that society.

 

“Happy Days” from the Franklin House, of Hamilton, visited the village on Monday.

 

Alex Whellihan, of Esquesing Township, is visiting with Mr. J. Vogt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

September 13th 1909.

 

Miss Minnie Beaver, daughter of Henry Beaver Senior, was buried on Thursday afternoon at the Crown Cemetery.

 

Miss Lily Beaver, daughter of Henry Beaver Junior, who had been ill barely a week, died last Thursday, and was buried at the Crown Cemetery last Saturday.

 

The funeral of the infant child of Wm. McCuen, of Schaw, was also held on Saturday afternoon.

 

Miss E. C. Watt, of New York, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. J. Meldrum.

 

Miss Anna G. Meldrum is spending a few weeks with relatives in London.

 

There is quite a stir around Schaw Station these days.  Carey Bros., who have bought most of the apples in this vicinity, are shipping.

 

The Morriston baseball boys were much surprised at the raucous tone evinced by the Arkell correspondent of the Mercury, last week, over the ball game of the previous Monday, but are sure that these are not the sentiments of the boys on the team, as our boys consider the Arkell boys all gentlemen.

 

The Auxiliary of the W.F.M.S. (Women’s Foreign Missionary Service) of Duff’s Church, held their monthly meeting on Wednesday September 8th, at the home of Mrs. Jno. Stewart.  The President, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, led in a very impressive Bible lesson on “The Temptation of Christ”.  Mrs. Benam, of Strabane, gave a short account of the work done in their auxiliary and mission band.  A certificate of life membership in the General Society was presented to Mrs. Jno. Stewart by her family.  Those present then partook of dainty refreshments served by Miss Margaret Stewart.

 

The crop of fodder corn in this neighbourhood is immense.  Several silos are being built.  Mr. D. A. McNaughton’s is completed.  Mr. Wm. Winer’s is in course of erection and Mr. Jno. Penrice is now excavating for foundations of his.  These silos are being erected of concrete, by Mr. Otto Rappolt.

 

The Brock Road between Morriston and Schaw Station is being gravelled.  Mr. Michael Neubauer is the contractor.

 

The prize list for the Aberfoyle Fair is now out.  Get one and exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

September 29th 1909.

 

Mr. Jno. Inglis, who recently sold Rear Lot 35, Concession 8 to the Smith Bros., has purchased the Peacock farm, containing about 125 acres, comprised of parts of both the township of Puslinch and the township of Nassagaweya.  The price is said to be upward of $5,000.

 

Last Sunday being Children’s Day at Duff’s Church, there was a large attendance of the young folk, the centre of the church being reserved for them.

 

The Rappolt Bros. have sold their heavy bay team.

 

Wm. Brown has purchased a new road horse, which is able to take the road at a good clip.

 

Messrs. Allan and Jno. McDonald, of Badenoch, started last week for a trip in the West.  Alex McGinnis left on Tuesday for Kinloss Township to visit his brother and to enjoy the shooting in the neighbourhood.

 

John Clark sold twenty head of beef cattle to Wm. Brown this week at a good figure.

 

Persistent rumours of weddings in our village seem to be shortly realized.  Anyhow, Alex Watson has the village bell oiled in anticipation.

 

Mr. Wm. Martin had a valuable foal gored to death by a cattle beast last week.  He is hauling a carload of cement from the station this week to manufacture blocks for the new house that he intends to build next year.

 

Peter Patterson’s family, which heretofore has consisted of three boys, has been augmented by the arrival of a baby girl.  Congratulations.

 

Miss E. C. Watt has gone to Kincardine to visit friends in that vicinity.

 

Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. McNichol, of Dundas, spent a few days here, visiting old friends and renewing acquaintances.  They returned home on Monday afternoon.

 

Miss Lily Ross, only daughter of Mr. Hugh Ross, of Aberfoyle, was married last Thursday to Mr. Chas. Martin, of Crieff.

 

The great event of the season in Puslinch, “The Aberfoyle Fair”, is on for next Tuesday.  While some fairs are going back, this one seems to be always improving, and this year, the directors consider that by some changes, additions in the prize list, and some improvements in the grounds, the show will be the best in the history of the society.

 

Come then, one and all, to Aberfoyle Fair.  Our lads and their lassies are sure to be there.  Even the old and the frail, as they grasp hand with hand, will listen in rapture to McGregor’s pipe band.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

October 12th 1909.

 

Miss Marilla, daughter of Jno. Vogt, was married to Mr. Alton Binkley, on Wednesday, the 6th.  Reverend J. C. Morlock officiated.  Mr. and Mrs. Binkley departed by the evening train from Schaw Station on an extended trip to New York and points east.

 

Owing to the late warm weather, Mr. Dan Schlegal has had the peculiar experience of picking raspberries in his garden on Victoria Street, last week.

 

Mr. Andrew Munro, our popular sanitary inspector, has returned from his trip to the Northwest.  He reports having had a good time, and looks it.

 

Brown and Ayers shipped hogs from Schaw Station on Monday.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan, of West Toronto, is visiting his mother.

 

Miss E. C. Watt leaves for New York today, Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sheer paid a visit to Mrs. Gayer on Sunday.

 

Miss King is visiting in St. Thomas and neighbourhood this week.

 

Miss Ferguson, of Killean, had an arm broken and wrist sprained in a mix-up on the road home from Aberfoyle Fair, the buggy being upset.  The other occupants escaped with slight injuries.

 

Filling silos is the order of the day with the farmers around the village.

 

Mrs. Williams, who has been on an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Day, of Guelph, has returned to the village.

 

Mrs. Edgar McPhail is visiting with Mrs. Geo. Hanning.

 

Mrs. Cowan and her daughter, Mrs. Bruce and child, of Schaw, left for Toronto on Saturday morning.

 

The Sons of Scotland, at their meeting on Saturday night, resolved to hold a concert in the near future and a committee was appointed to make arrangements.

 

Chas. Currie has returned from his round of the northern fairs, at which he was judge on hogs.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston Village

December 8th 1909.

 

The special services in the G. E. Church are concluded and Reverend E. Becker has returned home.

 

Mr. Remo, organizer for the I.O.F., has been working here in the interests of Court Puslinch.

 

The A.O.U.W. intends holding a fine social in the Foresters’ Hall on Tuesday December 14th.  The Sons of Scotland are making arrangements for a Scotch concert for some time in January.

 

Municipal matters are quiet this year for Puslinch.  From all appearances now, our present council will be returned by acclamation.

 

The Reeve, Mr. McLean, is attending the county council session in Guelph this week.

 

Mr. P. J. Berry, C.E., is here making a topographical survey of the township in the interest of the department at Ottawa, which is preparing a military map of the country.

 

Things are going along smoothly at the Morriston Hotel during the absence of Mr. Vogt.  The two gentlemen named Alex have control.  Mr. and Mrs. Vogt are expected home this week.

 

Dr. Mooney has been attending to Dr. King’s practice during his absence.

 

Mr. John McNaughton’s little child, who has been very ill, is improving.

 

Mrs. Charles Binkley, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. H. Cox, of Acton, has returned.

 

Mrs. John Hingleman has returned from a visit to friends in Lucknow and vicinity.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Loree and son, of Rockwood, visited Mrs. Davidson on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark entertained the township council and officials of the municipality on last Friday evening.  All present thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

February 21st 1910.

 

Mr. Robert Tisdale, who has been making his headquarters here, and selling kitchen cabinets all around the countryside, has sold his outfit and agency to Mr. Thos. Ayers.  Mr. Tisdale intends to go on his farm near Orangeville in the spring.  Mr. Ayres has considerable stock on hand and we wish him success in his new undertaking.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown has purchased a fine pair of ponies.

 

Our genial harness maker has put up an elegant set of harness for Mr. Richard Tief for his prize team of greys.  This carriage team carried off considerable money at the fall fairs last year, and with their new dress, should cut quite a dash.

 

Mr. James Leith, who has been employed for some time at Victoria Harbour, is home for a few days.  Mr. John Leith is off work these days, being slightly ill.

 

Mr. Jno. Hingleman and Mr. Alton Binkley attended the professional hockey match at Berlin on Monday evening.  The game was between the Berlin and Waterloo teams.

 

Mr. David McNaughton’s child died very suddenly on Friday morning.  Although in fair health, the little girl, without a moment’s warning, died in her mother’s arms.  The funeral was on Saturday afternoon, to the Crown Cemetery.

 

Miss Irene Brown is visiting in Galt.

 

The mail has been very heavy in Morriston this week, valentines of all description being the rage.  Our man of action seems to be a very popular individual, judging from the exhibits that he has on hand.  Some of them are surely from the fair ones of his acquaintance and we hope that he will soon be able to secure for his own one of the fair donors.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

March 8th 1910.

 

Mr. Thos. Ayres was in Toronto in the beginning of the week with a carload of cattle, which he and Wm. Brown shipped last Saturday.

 

Our citizens are well pleased with the way that the stage has been run this winter.  Many a day this winter and spring, we thought that it would be impossible for the driver to get through, but he always arrived with the mail, although once it took him two days to make the trip.  This is a pretty good record considering the amount of snow and the state of the roads.

 

Miss Lothian, of Strabane, spent last week with her sister, Mrs. J. Weatherstone.

 

Miss M. Gibbs, of Galt, has been spending a few days with friends in this vicinity.

 

The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. A. McPherson, of Schaw, last week, ─ a baby girl.

 

Chas. Currie’s thoroughbred Tamworths are in great demand this spring.  He has recently shipped fourteen head to the following places, Chatham, Riverview, Walter’s Falls, Waterdown, Kilbride, and Walton.

 

This is the open season for unmuzzled dogs.  Many of our lads have their guns ready, but very little game comes this way.  The muzzling order is being well observed.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

March 15th 1910.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex McLean, of Badenoch, entertained about 150 of their friends, last Friday evening.  Music, dancing, and cards were the chief features of the evening, and a very enjoyable time was spent.

 

Our sports of Morriston, when not looking after the unmuzzled dogs these days, amusing themselves pulling the lazy stick.  We have some who pretend to be all powerful, but they had to take back seats when up against the marvel from Schaw.

 

Greta excitement was manifested on the village street on Monday.  A couple of hogs, fed at the Morriston Hotel, were being driven to the slaughterhouse, but when nearing their destination, they refused to proceed, and getting through the guard, made for their pens.  Onlookers were much amused by the foot race that ensued, in which, the hogs came off second best.  Eventually, a rifle was secured and the hogs were despatched and dragged to the slaughterhouse, where they were cleaned and dressed in a remarkably short time.

 

Mrs. Johnston, of Toronto, is a visitor at the home of Mr. Alton Binkley.

 

Mr. Arthur Cook, of Freelton, has rented the wagon shop from Mr. C. Kloepfer, and intends to carry on a general business of wagon making and repairing on the premises.  He moved to the village on Monday.

 

Negotiations are also on foot by a harness maker to secure from Mr. Kellerman the premises formerly occupied as a harness shop by Mr. Davies, and it is expected that before long this business will also be established.

 

George Nicoll, Robert McIntyre, and Mitchell Steele, each with a carload of effects, left Schaw Station, for the West, last Tuesday.

 

Ernest Clark, Duncan Clark, Peter Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Donovan left for the Edmonton district on Wednesday, and Walter Penrice leaves next week.

 

The western fever is epidemic in Puslinch this spring.

 

A story is current that a young spark from the concessions had a peculiar experience in the village a few evenings ago when, after basking in the light of his lady’s eyes, and after a lingering farewell, he went out into the dark night and discovered that someone had removed the shafts from his cutter, but nothing daunted, he secured a pair of buggy shafts, which he attached to the cutter, and got home safely.  The owner of the buggy shafts was much exercised by their disappearance, which he discovered the next morning, and instituted a diligent search, to no avail.  However, the young man returned the shafts, but the disappearance of those of the cutter still remain a mystery.  If reports can be credited, they were secured to assist in the initiatory ceremony of the new fraternal society, which is said to be organized in the village recently, viz., the I.O.K.D.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

April 6th 1910.

 

Mr. Thos. Evans moved last week from Schaw to the farm lately occupied by A. E. Chedder, opposite the 3rd Concession schoolhouse.

 

Mr. Harry Munch is moving onto the farm vacated by Mr. Evans.

 

Mrs. Sing and Mrs. Howard Hamilton, daughters of Mrs. James Aikens, who is residing with her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Kellerman, visited their mother on Sunday.  Mrs. Aikens has been in rather poor health lately.

 

Mrs. C. W. Binkley is visiting her son, George, at Avon.

 

Mrs. George Meldrum has returned from Toronto, where she has been attending the funeral of her uncle, Mr. Jno. Watt.

 

Mr. John W. Kerr, of Badenoch, was married last Wednesday, to Miss Henderson, of Beverly Township.  One of his village friends enthusiastically ran to the village bell when he observed Mr. Kerr passing through on his way to the nuptial ceremony and rang the bell so vigorously as to put the bell out of commission, necessitating a climb to the tower to repair the damage done.

 

The township council on Monday last passed a bylaw whereby the farms of Messrs. John M. Black, Jas. Clark, and Wm. Martin were transferred from S.S. No. 9 to S.S. No. 8.

 

Mr. Thos. Ayres had a wood bee last Saturday afternoon, and after tea, Mrs. Ayres and children entertained the friends who had assisted, with music and song.

 

Chas. Patten, of St. George, who formerly resided on the Brock Road, north of Morriston, is visiting friends here.

 

Miss McIntosh, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson, returned home last week.

 

 In the foot race between our genial butcher and a cattle beast last Monday, which caused considerable excitement and amusement, the cattle beast won by a neck.

 

Cleaning the back yards is now the order of the day in the village.  In burning the rubbish, care should be taken that it has no chance to spread or there might be a general conflagration, as we are unprovided with either fire engine or waterworks.

 

Mr. David Morlock has his brick house at the south end of the village finished and intends to occupy it shortly.

 

Mr. William Brown has sold his driving mare to Mr. James McEdwards for $192.  Mr. Brown says that he is prepared to furnish horses on short notice and at just as reasonable prices to any intending purchasers.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

April 19th 1910.

 

“The Standing Field Crop Competition”, in oats, held in connection with the Puslinch Agricultural Society, this year promises to be more interesting than usual.  Several who have hitherto taken no part in this feature of our show have signified their intention of entering a field in this contest.  Any who wish to take part in this competition may obtain entry forms by applying to the secretary.

 

Mr. Frank Kistenmacher had on exhibition an egg laid by one of his hens, which he says is a record breaker, measuring eight inches around one way by six and three-quarters, the other.

 

Mr. Jno. Westlake, who has been employed with Mr. Matthews, of Guelph, for some time past, moved to Morriston last Friday and has opened a harness shop in the old stand.

 

A railing has been constructed on the county road at the Badenoch pond.  This is a much needed improvement, as it was a dangerous spot on a dark night.

 

Mr. Wm. Weeks and sisters and Miss Irene Brown, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with friends here.

 

The new schoolhouse for this section, which has been for many years the subject of heated discussion, is at last under way.  The ground was staked out last Monday and teams are employed in levelling.  The site is a good one and from the appearance of the plans, the section is to have an up-to-date schoolhouse.  The contract price is rather higher than was originally anticipated.

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

April 26th 1910.

 

Six weeks ago, a man arrived here who gave his name as Charles Kessler, and said he lately came from Germany.  He represented himself as very well off, but that he had not brought much money from the old country with him, but was working around until he should choose a farm on which to locate.

 

The farm of Mr. William Mason, Lot 26, Front of Concession 7 seemed, in his eyes, to fill the bill, and as it was for sale, he offered $7,000 for it, with the stock and implements, which offer was accepted by Mr. Mason, who took him to Guelph, and the contract was drawn up and signed, and a cheque for $500 given, to be paid at the Metropolitan Bank as soon as the money, which was sent for to Germany, should arrive, and possession of the farm was to be then given.  In the meantime, Kessler was helping Mr. Mason to put in the crop, and as some extra implements were needed, Mr. F. Schultz secured orders to supply him with a drill, mower, roller, pulper, and plow.  As Mr. Mason was to vacate the farm as soon as the money would arrive, he was informed by Kessler that there was a young lady of Waterdown, of whom he was enamoured, and with whose people he had lived for three months last winter, and as he said in his broken English, “If she would go married”, he would hurry matters up and get the ceremony over, so that he would have a housekeeper when he should take over the place, if not, then he would send to Germany for his sister to come out immediately.  This sister, by the way, was worth twenty to twenty-five thousand.  So to carry out this plan about ten days ago, he borrowed $22 from Mr. Mason to get a suit of clothes, with which to appear before his girl, and he also borrowed a horse, robe, and whip, bought, from Mr. Kellerman, a set of harness, and as the buggy, which he had bought with the farm did not altogether suit him, traded it off to Mr. Schultz for a new buggy, and with this outfit made for Hamilton, taking the young lady from Waterdown with him.  There, he met the well known auctioneer, S. Frank Smith, to whom he offered the whole outfit for $100.  Mr. Smith, knowing the young lady, privately asked her if she thought that the horse and buggy belonged to Kessler, and being assured by her that they had known him for some time and considered him all right, Smith paid Kessler $15 cash and gave him a cheque for $85.  Upon receiving this, he left the young lady in a moving picture show and boarded a train for Toronto, where he cashed the cheque, although Mr. Smith, having doubts of the man, stopped payment in the bank in Hamilton shortly after having made the deal.  On Monday of last week, he communicated with Mr. Mason, who went to Hamilton and secured the horse and such articles as Kessler had borrowed from him, but as the buggy and harness had been bought by Kessler, Smith refused to give… (text missing)… or heard of Kessler since cashing the cheque.

 

The trappers of this section are far from pleased with the action taken in Toronto last winter by the Legislature by extending the close season for mink to December 1st.  They say that the best mink are caught in November, and in no other month, as they then have a certain tint in the fur that commands the highest price, and besides, how is it possible to do much trapping after the creeks are frozen up and snow on the ground, so that their tracks may be followed and their traps robbed?

 

Alex Watson took in the horse show at Milton last Friday.

 

Mr. Jno. McGeachy, who was upset last week through his horse becoming frightened by an automobile, a little north of Schaw, is out and around again, not much the worse.

 

Mrs. Jno. Vogt and Mrs. Alton Binkley left on Monday for Walkerton.

 

Mrs. Gayer is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Zirm, in Hanover.

 

Mrs. A. Leslie, on the Beverly Town Line, has an egg on exhibition, laid by one of her hens, measuring eight by seven inches in circumference.  Who’s next?

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 18th 1910.

 

Mr. Henry Reid, son of Mr. James Reid, has returned home after an absence of nineteen years, sixteen of which he spent in Winnipeg, the last three years being a resident of Vancouver, where he was manager of one of the meat markets, controlled by Patrick Burns, well known as the king of the meat trade in the West.

 

Mr. B. Brown and his wife, of Carlisle, spent Sunday with friends in the village.

 

Policeman Forbes, of Guelph, was hunting up some of our citizens on Sunday.  We are glad to hear that his visit was not professional.

 

Congratulations are in order to Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Leslie, upon the advent of an heiress, last Friday morning.

 

Mr. Fred Schultz arrived home to remain for the summer, having spent the winter with his son, William, at Beamsville.

 

Mr. Jno. C. McLean, of Toronto, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Alex McLean.

 

Miss Bernhardt and Mrs. Hohenadel, of Guelph, were the guests of Mrs. Rothaermal, on Sunday.

 

Postmaster Schultz, of Hespeler, and family spent Sunday with friends here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

June 7th 1910.

 

Nineteen entries have been made in the “standing field of seed grain competition” in oats, under the auspices of the Puslinch Agricultural Society.  This number of entries will make the competition very interesting.  The competitors are as follows: Jno. W. Kerr, Wm. Winer, Wm. J. Sittle, Hector McCaig, James Barclay, Alex McLean, Geo. J. Meldrum, Alex. McCaig Jr., James Murray, Jno. A. Cockburn, D. A. McNaughton, Thos. Bedford, Otto Rappolt, John S. Marshall, Roy D. Leslie, Charles Currie, Wm. Mason, Phil Crimless, Isaac T. Knight.

 

Mr. Edwin Leslie has sold his farm of 50 acres, part lot 36, front Gore, to Mr. John Mathies, for $1,000.

 

Our senior baseball team has not as yet this year been heard from owing a great deal to the lack of a proper place to practice in, but our juniors are simply cleaning things before them in their class.  The score last Friday evening in Aberfoyle was 22 to 11 in favour of Morriston.

 

A number of Workmen of Guelph took part in the parade of the local lodge last Sunday evening when the annual sermon was preached by Reverend J. C. Morlock in the German Evangelical Church.

 

The C.P.R. engineering corps surveyed the line from Schaw to Corwhin Station last week to connect at Schaw with the line from Hamilton.  As the line runs diagonally across the concessions of the township, if this road is constructed, it will make a bad mess of the farms through which it passes.

 

The statute labour is now being performed on a great many of the township roads.

 

Those who were in Guelph last Saturday speak very highly of the work that is being done on the Brock Road, the unsightly shoulders that have long been an eyesore being removed.  Our genial Reeve, Sgt. Wilkinson, was looking after the job in person and if strict attention to scientific road-making will be of any value, the Brock Road through Puslinch will be the premier country road in the province.

 

One of the C.P.R. surveyors, who were here last week, thought that it would be mere child’s play to do up this village at quoits, but when he ran up against Alex., the holder of the village belt, he had to bite the dust.

 

Mrs. (Dr.) Register, Buffalo, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. Weatherston last week.

 

Miss Emma Russell and Miss M. Ferguson left Schaw for the West, last Saturday.

 

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

July 5th 1910.

 

The funeral of the late Malcolm Clark took place from the old homestead, Badenoch, on Saturday afternoon, to the Crown Cemetery.  He was the first white child born in the Badenoch settlement.  The Clark, Kennedy, and McLean families settled there in the summer of 1833 and Malcolm Clark was born in November of that year.  Peter Grant and Donald McLean had located the settlement two years previously, Grant taking up and making a small clearing on the lot that he relinquished to his brother-in-law, John Clark, upon his arrival, and in the log shanty on this clearing, Malcolm Clark first saw the light.  He was of a kind and obliging disposition, and his name was above reproach for honesty and uprightness in his dealings with his fellow men, and consequently he was beloved by all who knew him.

 

Miss Meta Morlock is spending a holiday with her parents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Fahrner and family, of Drumbo, are visiting friends in this vicinity.

 

Mrs. and Miss E. Riley, of London, and Mr. Wm. Riley, of Toronto, are the guests of Mrs. Wm. Brown.

 

Mr. W. Farenharson, of Walkerton, is a visitor at Mrs. Jno. Vogt’s.

 

In the games at the picnic in Aberfoyle on the 1st, our junior baseball team came off victorious, the scoring being 5 to 4.

 

Master James Brown also carried off 1st honours in the 200 yard race and 2nd in the two-mile contest.  This is good for a fourteen-year-old boy.  If he keeps up practice, some of us have no doubt that he will be heard of yet as a winner of the Canadian championship in the long distance race.

 

At the I.O.F. picnic at the lake on the 1st, in a game of ball between the Morriston and Puslinch Lake teams, the score was 22 to 5 in favour of Morriston.

 

Other visitors in Morriston this week were Miss McConnell, of Walkerton, at Mrs. Vogt’s, Miss M. Munch at her mother’s, Mr. F. Leitch and sons, of Buffalo, with Mrs. Wm. Munch, and Miss K. Finkbeiner, at her parents.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

July 12th 1910.

 

The McLean Bros. raised the framework of Frank Mast’s barn on Lot 29, Rear of the 7th Concession, on Monday, this week.  The work was done by block and tackle, and was completed without a hitch.

 

The hay that is being harvested in this section is considered a fair average crop, for although there are some light fields, there are others that are extra good, being on good soil and having had a start before the dry weather set in.  The frequent showers of the past week, although too late to be of much use to the hay, are of incalculable benefit to the wheat, and especially to the spring crop, which had come out in head during the dry spell and now, although the straw will be short, the amount of grain will be better than average.

 

The corn and root crops are looking extra fine.

 

Miss E. M. Meldrum, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Miss Jessie Cowan, of the same place, daughter of Mr. William Cowan, who formerly resided in Badenoch, are spending the holidays in Ontario, and are this week visiting friends in this vicinity.

 

Mr. Wm. Schultz, of Beamsville, spent Sunday with his father, Mr. F. Schuktz, who has been in poor health lately.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, is home at present.

 

Mrs. Wm. Meldrum, of New Durham, and son, with Miss Alice Meldrum, of Ayr, were guests at “Melbank” farm last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston Village

July 19th 1910.

 

The death of the late Jno. Winer took place last Thursday, 14th instant, at 7 a.m.  The deceased was born in New York State and was but three years old when his father, Paul Winer, came with his family to Canada in 1828 and settled on Lot 33, Rear Concession 7, which has been the family homestead ever since.

 

Friends from different parts of Canada and Michigan attended the funeral on Saturday afternoon.  Reverend J. C. Morlock conducted the funeral services at the house and at the grave in Crown Cemetery.  Memorial service was also held in the German Evangelical Church on Sunday evening.

 

The pallbearers were Jno. D. Clark, Jno. Penrice, Peter Schultz, John Fahrner, Otto Rappolt, and Geo. J. Meldrum.

 

Reverend Mr. Johnston, of Preston, conducted the services in Duff’s Church last Sunday morning and evening.

 

The Misses H. C. and E. C. Watt, of New York, are the guests of their sister, Mrs. Geo. Meldrum.

 

Miss McLean, of Ridgetown, and Miss Kerr, of Brantford, are spending a few days with Mrs. J. D. Clark.

 

The farmers around here are busy this week cutting the wheat.  The heads are well filled and give promise of turning out well.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown, of Toronto, with her children, is a visitor at “Melbank”. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

July 26th 1910.

 

Mr. Wm. Mason sold his farm, Lot 26, Rear of the 7th Concession, on Monday to Mr. Duncan Kennedy, of Manitoba, formerly of this place.  We like to see our old boys come back home and purchase farms.  It looks as though Puslinch is not so far behind the West, which is such an attraction to many.

 

Mr. Fred Allan, who has been working for some time past with Mr. D. G. Hanning, met with a very peculiar and serious accident last week.  A horse, which had hitherto shown no symptoms of viciousness, and which he was feeding, suddenly grabbed at him and bit his cheek, taking a piece out as if cut with a knife, and baring the jaw bone.

 

In a game of baseball here last Saturday evening our seniors got the better of a picked team from the city, to the tune of 12 to 3.  Some of the villagers think that this is not very courteous treatment to hand out to the visitors, but our boys are very perky and feel that they are the equal to anything in the baseball line that can come along, even if it were the Arkell team.

 

Our intermediates and juniors also had a game, in which the juniors were victorious, the score, 6 to 5.

 

Although prize fighting is a little in disrepute, some of our lads don’t object to a little sparing, and when lately a young man from Toronto appeared on the scene and gave himself out as a scientific boxer, and issued a challenge to all and sundry, one of our boys accepted, and it is reported by those who witnessed this encounter that our local man not only outscored his opponent in points but had him completely knocked out in the 17th round.

 

The Rappolt Bros. are now building the foundation of the new school.

 

Mr. Geo. Warling, of Vandeleur was here on Monday and Tuesday, judging the fields of oats in “The Standing Field of Seed Grain Competition”.  He reports that although the...(text missing).

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

August 2nd 1910.

 

A severe hailstorm passed through the township west of here on last Wednesday afternoon.  The crops on some of the fields over which it passed are reported as being hardly worth harvesting.

 

A baseball team from Guelph played a game with the village boys last Saturday evening, on our own grounds, and were defeated by the score of 9 to 7.  The personnel of the teams were as follows:

Shamrocks:

Kelso — pitcher, King — catcher, O’Halloran — 1st base, Keough — 2nd base, Couling — 3rd base, Wells — short stop, Craven — left field, Johnston —right field, Bard — centre field

Morriston:

Huether — pitcher, G. Brown — catcher, Finkbeiner — 1st base, R. Binkley — 2nd base, Quillman — 3rd base, J. Martin — short stop, A. Binkley — left field, N. Beaver — right field, F. Dunkie — centre field

 

Another game is arranged to take place on our grounds on Saturday evening, August 6th, between Morriston and the York Road team.

 

Mr. and Mrs Ramsey, of St. Thomas, are visiting with Mrs. M. Fahrner.  Mrs. Cox and daughter, of Acton, are spending a few days this week with Mrs. C. Binkley.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner are visiting a t Mr. Jno. Fahrner’s.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan McKenzie, of Toronto, are holidaying at “Melbank” farm.  Mr. Alton Binkley spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. Wes Binkley, of Drumbo.  Mr. Sol Brown returned to “Ivy Lodge” last Saturday and remained until Tuesday morning.  From his appearance, the world is using Solomon well.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

August 9th 1910.

 

This vicinity experienced a severe thunderstorm on last Wednesday night, about midnight, the reflections of several fires being seen.  The barn of John Muncie on Lot 31, Front of the Gore, was burned to the ground, with his hay and wheat crop.  The horses and some of the implements were saved.  The barn and contents were partially insured.

 

Word has been received from the Department, Toronto, giving the results in the Field Crop Competition in oats, under the auspices of the Puslinch Agricultural Society.  The several winners, with the points scored by each, are as follows: 1st – Jno. Cockburn (88), 2nd – Geo. J. Meldrum (82½), 3rd – Jno. W. Kerr (82), 4th- Wm. R. Mason (80), 5th – Hector McCaig (79), highly recommended – D. A. McNaughton (77), and commended – Wm. and S. Morlock (76).

 

The ball game last Saturday night between Morriston and York Road resulted in a score of 10 to 9 in favour of Morriston.  A return game is to be played in Guelph next Saturday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. McPhee, of Thamesford, are visitors at the home of Dr. King.

 

Mr. Geo. Binkley, of Avon, is here renewing old acquaintances.

 

Miss Riley, of London, is with her grandmother, Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Miss E. Morrison is home again.  She is accompanied by her nephew, Master Lyle Courtenay.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Angus Clark, of Vancouver, are spending a holiday with friends in this vicinity.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Kerr, of Brantford, are holidaying with friends here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

August 22nd 1910.

 

John Munch, whose barn was struck by lightning and burned recently, is making preparations for rebuilding this fall.  He has purchased a barn from Marshall Holmes, of Nassagaweya and is now moving the material home.

 

Miss Smith and Master Cyril Courtenay, who have been the guests of the Misses Morrison for some tie, have returned to Ottawa on Tuesday.

 

The Misses Hingleman and M. Winer have returned from a visit to Hamilton.

 

Some money changed hands in Morriston over the result of the ball game in Guelph on Saturday, the 16th instant.  Our boys were told by everybody that the Guelph team would give them a good trimming when they got them there, but much to the surprise of some of our villagers, the score stood 14 to 2 in favour of Morriston, but by what some of our boys say, some of the Guelph rooters for the Guelph team do not know what it is to deal out courteous treatment to an opposing team, especially if those opponents are the victors.  Although the Morriston boys cannot speak too highly of the gentlemanly manner in which they were used by the team itself, the pleasure of the occasion was greatly marred by the gang of hoodlums that followed them from the grounds to the hotel, throwing stones and hurling such opprobrious epithets as “Rubes”, “Hayseeds” and “Turnip-throwers” at them.  Some of ours boys say that they will not play another game in that city, but others say that no attention should be paid to the actions of such guttersnipes.

 

Our Seniors play the Crieff team at Crieff on Thursday afternoon.  On Saturday afternoon, two games have been arranged, to be played on our grounds, one with a Guelph team and another with the team from Carlisle.  The boys deserve credit for the good game that they are putting up this summer.

 

Quite a sensation was caused here last week by “our man of action”, undertaking to fill the water tank of an automobile.  He opened the receptacle for the gasoline by mistake.  The result was one automobile put out of action and one excited man, the butt of good-natured raillery.

 

Messrs. W. Brown and Jas. McEdward started for the Northwest on Tuesday.  The trip is partly for pleasure, but should opportunity offer, and prices be favourable, they intend to bring back a few carloads of stockers.

 

Visitors this week are Miss Kribs, of Hespeler, with Mrs. D. Morlock, Miss Blythe with Mrs. Geo. Meldrum, Miss Hauch at Mrs. Fahrner, and Mr. Geo. Weeks with Mrs. Brown.

 

Miss Rosetta Wise, of Tonawanda, N.Y., who has been visiting here with her aunt, Mrs. Morris, for several weeks, left for her home on Monday.

 

Mr. Alex Watson, who was holidaying last week in Guelph, Hamilton, and Toronto was back at the old stand on Monday morning, and although as quiet as usual, was greatly invigorated.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

August 30th 1910.

 

Mater Fred, son of Mr. Chas. Brown, while playing around a large boulder with some other children, fell off and broke his arm.

 

Mr. Thos. Ayres is away to Muskoka for a carload of cattle.

 

Mrs. J. C. Morlock and her daughter, Beatrice, are visiting in Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Kylle (or Kylie), of Detroit, who have been at the home of Mr. Jno. Hingleman for some time, returned home on Monday.

 

The stone basement of the new school is now complete and the contractors are laying the brick this week.

 

This has been a very busy season for the farmers.  McLean Brothers are away below Milton at present, building a barn for Mr. Pell.

 

The ball game last Saturday between Morriston and Carlisle teams resulted in a score of 8 to 6, in favour of Morriston.  The Morriston team intends taking part in the tournament at Arkell on Labour Day.  We all hope that the boys will carry off the honours.

 

Mr. Chas. Calfass and his daughter, Miss Sophia, of Toronto Junction, are visiting old friends in the neighbourhood.  They are accompanied by Dr. Wm. Calfass and his wife, Dr. Jennie.  Dr. Jennie sang a solo at the evening service in the German Evangelical Church on Sunday.

 

The canvassing committee of the Puslinch Agricultural Society has met with great success in their subscription list this year, and the prospects for a successful exhibition are bright.  The prize lists will be out in a week or ten days.  Get a list and see the inducements offered you to take a share in making a continued success of this, our township’s annual fair.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

September 6th 1910.

 

Toronto exhibition is the great attraction this week and last, and in consequence, the village is quiet.  The rains of Monday and Saturday have hindered the seeding operations in this vicinity, but the land being now thoroughly soaked, the wheat, with warm weather, will come away rapidly.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown is putting considerable improvements on his residence.

 

Mr. John McGeachy, who has been so hale and hearty hitherto, had a stroke on Sunday night.  His right side is paralyzed and not much hope is entertained of his recovery.

 

Thomas Ayres arrived on Saturday from Muskoka, with a carload of 35 cattle, for feeding purposes.

 

Messrs. Wm. Brown and Jas. McEdward got home from the West on Friday night.  They report that they had bought 70 cattle, west of Moosejaw, but upon arrival at that point, the Government Inspector would not allow them to proceed any further, as the cattle from that district were prohibited from shipment because of an epidemic of mange, although the cattle that they had bought were free from the disease.  So they sold out there, at a profit.

 

Owing to the wet weather, the tournament at Arkell was a frizzle.  Our boys were disappointed, but hope that the game can be brought on at a further date.

 

Our junior team played Aberfoyle last Friday evening; the score stood 6-6.  Our youngsters hold that the juniors of Aberfoyle are somewhat on the large side and say that even married men can qualify for a place on their team.

 

Mr. R. Smith, who formerly taught the Badenoch School, paid a visit to the village on Sunday afternoon.

 

Mrs. Weeks and her daughter, Clara, of Hamilton, and Miss V. Becker, of Guelph, were the guests of Mrs. Wm. Brown, last week.

 

Miss K. McFarlane, of Detroit, is at home.

 

Miss M. Gibbs, of Galt, is the guest of Mrs. King.

 

Mr. J. J. Waxelbaum, of Macon, Georgia, paid a visit to Mr. C. Currie, last week.  He is the party to whom Mr. Currie shipped his Tamworths last spring.  Mr. Waxelbaum reports that there is nothing like those that he got in the State of Georgia and that they are doing fine.  He expects to sweep everything at the principal fairs of the State.  Mr. Currie is making another shipment to him shortly.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

September 20th 1910.

 

Our baseball boys took part in the tournament at Arkell last Thursday afternoon and experienced their first defeat of the season when they lost to Carlisle by a score of 3 to 1.  We extend our sympathy to the boys who take their defeat like gentlemen and offer no excuse.  This being the second game with Carlisle, in the first of which Morriston was victorious, a deciding game will likely be played before the end of the season.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. D. J. McLean on the arrival of a daughter.

 

Mr. Jno. Kellerman moved to Guelph on Monday and Mrs. C. W. Binkley has now taken possession of the house vacated by him.

 

Mrs. Jno. Vogt is home from a two weeks’ stay with her parents in Walkerton.

 

Communion will be observed in Duff’s Church on Sunday, October 2nd.  Pre-communion services will be held on the Friday previous.  Reverend Mr. Knowles, of Galt, is expected to officiate.

 

The dearth of teachers in Ontario is becoming nothing short of a famine and our schools in Puslinch are feeling the effects of it.  The reason, which is apparent to the eyes of all outside the select few, seems to be hid from our legislators and the heads of the education department.  Verily, well might it be said of them, “Their eyes are blinded that they may not see” until the cup will be full.  What is the matter with the old 3rd class certificates?

 

The raising of Mr. Jno. Munch’s barn last Friday by the neighbours, under the direction of Mr. Alex McLean, passed off without a hitch.  Our old friend, Mr. M. McPherson, of Beverly, placed the first two rafters.

 

We hear that our village undertaker, on his recent trip to Toronto, attended the undertakers’ convention and took first prize in a guessing contest, a fine collie pup.  Congratulations, Frank.

 

The “Local Option” fever has struck our township at last.  It was brought here by a man from Beverly and the susceptible were immediately affected.  A meeting was held in Duff’s Church last Thursday evening, at which, an organization was formed and committees appointed to canvass the township for signatures to a petition asking the council to submit the question to the ratepayers at the municipal election at New Year’s.  This action has brought the question to the fore in this village and comments both favourable and unfavourable are heard, although the majority seem to incline to the latter, not so much from a desire to see liquor sold or because of their fondness of the same, but objectionable merely as a temperance measure.  This opinion has, no doubt, been brought about by a comparison of the strict observance of the law as at present with that which was in vogue in this village a few years ago under the Scott Act.

 

The prize lists are out for the Aberfoyle Fair.  Many new features have been added this year.  In horses, there is now a “general purpose” class and in poultry, great additions have been made.  All who live in Puslinch, at any rate, should take an interest in this, our annual exhibition, and make it a greater success than ever it has been heretofore.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

October 10th 1910.

 

The funeral of the late Frederick Schultz took place on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

 

The Puslinch Agricultural Society had a bad day for the Fair at Aberfoyle, as it rained all day; the rain notwithstanding, the attendance was good and in all classes the competition was keen.  The directors had increased the prize list this year and had the weather been fine, a record-breaker was assured.  As it was, the entries were greatly in excess of that at any fair held previously, and the premiums awarded some $50 more.  Although the gate receipts were greatly reduced, all prizes will be paid in full.

 

Fred Finkbeiner is on the sick list with blood poisoning, occasioned by a bruise on the hand from a stone hammer.

 

Thos. Ayres has arrived from the north with a mixed load of stock, horses, cattle, pigs, turkeys, and chickens, most of which he has disposed of at good prices.

 

Our teachers propose to attend the teachers’ convention at Fergus on Thursday and Friday of this week.

 

Mr. Silas Mathies, of Schaw, was married to Miss Jessie Amos, of Guelph, on Wednesday September 28th.  The young couple have taken up residence on Victoria Street, in the house formerly occupied by Mrs. Frank Schultz.

 

Rē ball game in Aberfoyle:  Your correspondent has been assured that the ball incident in Aberfoyle has been somewhat exaggerated.  Control of temper, boys, in sport, cannot be too highly recommended, but none should criticize too closely the words and actions of those, who on different sides, see not with eye to eye.  Appreciation of good work done on the field rather than merely glory in victory should obtain, not only as regards the members of the opposing teams but also among the onlookers. (Rest in Peace.)

 

Misses H. and E. Watt have returned to New York.

 

Prof. Kilpatrick, of Knox College, conducted the anniversary services morning and evening at Duff’s Church last Sunday.  The theme of his discourse in the morning was “the constraining love of Christ” and in the evening “Christian courage through the constraining love”.  Next Sunday, Reverend A. E. Armstrong, who is associated with Dr. R. P. McKay in the missionary work of the church and who has lately returned  from the great missionary conference in Edinburgh, will preach morning and evening.

 

In connection with the anniversary services, a social was held on Monday evening.  Mrs. Coutts-Bain, of Toronto, and Mr. Neil McPhail, of Petrolia, were the singers, together with the choir of the church.  The speakers were the Reverends Arnold, of Guelph, and Morlock, of Morriston.  The chairman was the pastor, the Reverend Mr. Lawrence.  The church was well filled and a very enjoyable evening was spent.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 18th 1910.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner, who has been suffering from blood poisoning, is improving.

 

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fahrner will regret to hear of the loss sustained by them in the death of their eldest daughter, Milda (or Hilda).  The cause of death was appendicitis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt spent Sunday at Carlisle, the guests of Mr. B. Brown.  Mr. Brown has improved somewhat by his visit to Preston Springs.

 

Thos. Ayers sold a couple of young horses on Monday, one to D. J. McLean and the other to Mr. McCormick, of Killean.  The services of our man of action were enlisted and he displayed the best points of the animals to the admiration and satisfaction of all onlookers before the bargain was completed.

 

Jno. Provan, of Toronto Junction, is home, visiting his mother.

 

At a special meeting of the Puslinch Council today, a right of way was purchased from Mr. Thos. Weir, along the westerly side of his farm, Lot 21, for the length of 10 chains from the 2nd Concession Line.  It is the intention of the council to have this sideroad opened for traffic as soon as practicable.

 

Mr. Thos. Ayers left for the north on Tuesday.  It is his intention to bring back about 100 stockers, if he can obtain them.

 

Last Friday night, the young ladies of the village gave a party to a number of their friends in Huether’s Hall.  A very pleasant evening was spent in various games, music, and social intercourse.

 

Mr. Alex Watson has been visiting friends in lower Badenoch and East Flamboro.

 

This is splendid weather for the harvesting of the potato and mangel crop, both of which are extra good in this vicinity this year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

October 25th 1910.

(Left hand side of the news column was somewhat illegible.)

 

The roof for the new schoolhouse is being put on this week.

 

Miss Minnie McNaughton left Schaw Station for the West, last ___day evening.

 

Mr. D. McEdward, of Lower Badenoch, sold a heavy horse to W. ______, of Hamilton, last week.  The price realized was a good one.

 

A carload of stockers from Muskoka, sent by Thos. Ayers, arrived here last Friday.  Word has been received from Mr. Ayers that he will be here with the rest of the lot (about 100 head) on Thursday or Friday.  It is thought that this shipment will relieve the cattle famine in this district.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Hingleman on the arrival of a daughter.

 

Dr. King’s auto has arrived, and the village banker who has under consideration the purchase of one for himself, while investigating and assisting the doctor in safely housing this car, sustained a slight injury to his wrist.

 

Mr. Michael Neubauer returned from the West last Saturday evening.  He had been out to see his sons, Fred and Robert, who are located at Spy Hill, Saskatchewan, on the GTR, about 75 miles east of Yorkton.  Between them, they have ¾ of a section and they have had a splendid crop this year.  Their crop, which was comprised of wheat, barley, ___, and flax, amounted to thirteen or fourteen thousand bushels.  The soil in that section is about 18 inches of black loam with a subsoil of heavy clay.  When he left, they had splendid weather, slight frosts at night, but warm days, and most of the farmers had finished threshing and were busy with their fall plowing.

 

Richard Cowan, son of Wellwood Cowan, is their next neighbour and while there, Mr. Neubauer assisted in protecting the crops from a prairie fire, started some said from the railway, which destroyed 30 acres of oats belonging to Dick Cowan. Right after this loss, Dick had three weeks of threshing.  He assisted him to load three cars of wheat of 2,000 bushels to the car, which was only a fraction of this year’s crop.  Mr. Neubauer spent a week with Mr. Wellwood Cowan at Yorkton and found him in splendid health and enjoying life.  He had bought land extensively a number of years ago and has made his pile, and Mr. Neubauer speaks highly of the way that he was entertained by these old residents of Puslinch.  Although it was fine weather when he left Saskatchewan, from Kenora, all the way down, it rained heavily.  One of our “doubting Thomases” seemed to consider that these glowing accounts of the West were rather far-fetched, but Mr. Neubauer’s only reply was “Go out for yourself and see”.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

November 8th 1910.

 

Announcement cards have been received here of the marriage of Miss Minnie McNaughton, of this place, to Mr. Andrew W. Elliott, of Chaton, Alberta.  The wedding took place at the manse, #311 15th Avenue East , in Calgary, on Wednesday October 26th.  The officiating clergyman was Reverend S. Bacon Hillock.  Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have the best wishes of this community for their future happiness and prosperity.

 

The Morriston Library has received a number of new books, among which are “Red Pepper Burns”… (text missing)…”Doomed City” and “Second Chance”.  It is to be regretted that some of the members keep the books longer than there is a call for.  This is especially irritating in the case of some of the new books, which are asked for frequently.  Should the management impose a few fines, according to the rules, it might have a salutary effect.

 

Mr. Milton Morlock, son of Reverend J. C. Morlock, of Winnipeg, is home on a visit.

 

Miss High, of Hamilton, conducted the services in the G. E. Church on Sunday in the absence of the pastor.

 

The local option petition was presented to the Puslinch Council on Monday and a deputation in support thereof waited on the council.  The spokesmen were Reverend S. Lawrence and Messrs. Jas. Laking, Jno. Hohenadel, and M. Eagle.  A bylaw to give effect to the petition was given its first and second readings and will be submitted to the ratepayers at the municipal election at New Year’s.

 

D. McEdward purchased a fine heavy draught team from H. W. Ironside, on Monday.

 

Carrying off gates and pranks of a like nature characterized Hallowe’en in the village.  One of our citizens being outside, discovered some lads attempting to remove his gate, went in for his gun to frighten them, but not being as active as of yore, he found to his chagrin, on coming out of the house, that both boys and gate had disappeared.  Some of the gates have not been found as yet.

 

Mr. Thomas Ayers has sold out all his stock, brought form the north, with the exception of his driver.  Our man of action was giving an exhibition of speeding on the Brock Road on Monday with this driver.  He made the measured mile, it is said, in three minutes.

 

Mr. Ramsay, of St. Thomas, made a flying visit to the village on Monday on the way from Eden Mills to St. Thomas.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McNaughton on the arrival of a daughter, last Saturday.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 15th 1910.

 

At Christie’s Quarry, about five o’ clock on Monday afternoon last, a very bad smash-up occurred to the engine.  It is thought that the shaft snapped in the centre and the loose end played havoc with the rest of the engine within reach.  In fact, the engine is practically broken in two.  The engineer had stepped outside only a minute before the accident or he would have been undoubtedly seriously injured, as the steam from the boiler filled the room in a twinkling.  As there was a good fire going and it being impossible to remove it, on account of the steam, for 10 or 15 minutes, it is thought that the flues will be in bad shape.  In all, it is the most serious accident that has happened to the machinery since the establishment of the quarries.

 

Dr. Telfer arrived from the north last Saturday with a magnificent 200-pound deer.  He shot him in the woods near Oxtom Lake, one of the lakes of the “Lake of Bays”.  He was accompanied north by Jas. Black, Clifford Michael, Jno. Eaton, and Melvin Carey.  The former two returned with the doctor, having another buck about the same size, the others, remaining in the north in hopes of securing something to exhibit to their admiring friends as a trophy.  As the party had no dogs, the game was secured by “still hunting”, a method that was greatly aided by the seven or eight inches of snow that enabled them to follow the deer readily, as well as to return to civilization when they had penetrated too far into the wilds.

 

Mr. Thomas Ayres has embarked on a new speculation, having purchased, from Mr. H. Stewart, the hardwood bush in the rear of Morriston Lake.  The axes, saws, et cetera were being prepared on Monday and a great slaughter of the “monarchs of the forest” is predicted during the next few weeks.  There are countless numbers of young maples in this bush, and Mr. Ayres purposes to have them marketed in the towns and cities that are within driving distance, next spring.

 

Some of our young men would be greatly benefited if they would study more closely “The Golden Rule”.  This is especially necessary when young men from neighbouring villages come to see some of our young ladies.  For shame boys.  Don’t let your jealous feeling run away with your common sense and what is due to visitors in the way of gentlemanly conduct and courteousness.

 

  The County road machinery is now at work on the Brock Road, north of Duff’s Church.

 

The Board of Health met in the Council Chamber, at Aberfoyle, last Monday afternoon.  The township has not been visited by any severe epidemic this year, although some isolated cases of diphtheria, scarlet fever, and measles occurred.  The deaths this year numbered 25, most of which were of people well advanced in years.

 

The special services are still conducted in the German Evangelical Church under the leadership of Miss High and the pastor.

 

Reverend Mr. Robertson, of Strabane, conducted the services in Duff’s Church, last Sunday.

 

Messrs. Wm. Brown and A. Watson paid a visit to Carlisle, last Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

November 24th 1910.

 

The Wellington County road machinery was at work last week on the Brock Road, opposite the farms of Peter and Henry Beaver.  The job was completed in 5½ days, 475 yards of crushed stone being placed upon the road.  The coarser stone was placed underneath and covered with a finer grade, the whole being rolled into a compact mass.  The stone was laid about ten feet wide and eight inches in depth in the centre.

 

Mr. Jno. Young, County Road Superintendent, is eloquent in his praise of our genial Reeve, the manner in which he had the road shaped to receive the macadam, and the energy and assiduity that he displayed in his management of the whole business, and he says that Puslinch has a Reeve that is second to none in the county.

 

The cost, including the rolling, averaged 75 cents per yard, which the Superintendent avers has broken the record for the county.  When the county purchased the roller, they made a good investment.  Some of the members of the Wellington County Council, who opposed the purchase, expressed alarm at the idea of crossing the bridges and culverts with such a heavy machine, one member even stating that it would involve the county in an expenditure of $25,000, but although the machinery has been over the greater part of the county roads, from Clifford to Morriston, the first plank in a bridge or culvert has yet to be broken.

 

The crusher, on Monday, was moved to Badenoch, where 3 or 4 days of work is to be done for the township.  The crushed stone there is to be laid from D. J. McLean’s hill, eastward.  D. J. McLean is pathmaster in that division, and the operators of the machinery speak highly of the satisfactory manner in which the work is progressing under his supervision.

 

The grader and roller put the strip of gravel that was laid last year, south of the Morriston schoolhouse and which has not been travelled on since, in good condition, Tuesday.  It is expected that the machinery will winter in the township and more county work will be done early next spring. 

 

What a blessing it would be to those who use the Brock Road to Guelph if those responsible in the city would only open their hearts and repair that disgraceful piece of roadway at the foot of Dundas Hill and make it even compare with the remainder of the road.  In fact, it is a question if in all of our township, a similar strip could be found, and if those owners of autos, who are forever harping on the improvement of roads, would only bring pressure to bear on the city council to have the main roads leading to the city, within the corporation, in decent shape, they would earn the thanks of a long suffering countryside.

 

Miss Louisa Finkbeiner is home on a visit.

 

Mr. Geo. Barth died in Guelph last Monday morning.  The body was removed to the home of his son-in-law, Wm. R. Schultz, and from thence the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Crown Cemetery.

 

Mr. Chas. Telfer Senior died on Monday afternoon.  The funeral will take place from his late residence on Thursday afternoon to Mount Carmel Cemetery.

 

Mr. Edward Morris is away on an extended visit to friends in Tonawanda, N.Y., and also in Pennsylvania.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rychman visited Messrs. A. and R. and Mrs. C. W. Binkley, on Sunday.

 

The work on the new schoolhouse is being rushed along.  Mr. Gingrich, contractor for the woodwork, is through with the outside work, and Mr. W. H. Barber, painter, expects to have the outside painting and glazing finished this week.

 

Our man of action, who is well known to give a helping hand wherever required, but was not thought to be endowed with those higher attributes that go to make up the poet and philosopher, has handed in the following, expressing his sentiments thoroughly:

 

It’s easy enough to be pleasant

When life goes like a song,

But the man that’s worthwhile,

Is the man with a smile

When all things on earth go dead wrong.

 

Miss Mae Parker, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Miss A. G. Meldrum, of “Melbank” farm.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 30th 1910.

 

County Road Superintendent Young and Warden Pritchard were in the village on Tuesday November 22nd, looking after the work on the county road, and remained for the night with Reeve Wilkinson.  The operators of the road machinery, Messrs. D. McKellar, Alex McLaughlin, Fred Rudell, and C. Horton, who had been in the employ of the superintendent from the beginning of the season, took advantage of the occasion and presented Mr. Young with a superb meerschaum pipe and an address, expressing the good feeling that has existed between the men and the superintendent.  In reply, Mr. Young, who was taken completely by surprise, after thanking them for this expression of good will, commended them for the …

 

John McNaughton is still on the sick list.

 

In the schoolhouse, in Badenoch, last Tuesday, the section assembled to do honour to Mr. Jas. Laking and family, before they took their departure to Guelph.  The presentation took the shape of a clock for Mr. Laking, a set of carvers for Mrs. Laking, and a manicure set for Miss Edna.  An address was read, expressing regret at their departure and wishing them happiness and prosperity in their new home.  Mr. Laking feelingly replied, followed by several felicitous speeches made by other residents of the section.  It is to be regretted that, after spending an enjoyable evening, upon dismissal, one of the young ladies, Miss C. Gilmour, had the misfortune, in the inky darkness outside, to step into an excavation that had been made near the door for the erection of a new flagpole, and sustained serious injury.  It was thought, at first, that her leg was broken, but upon medical examination no broken bones were discovered, although the leg was badly wrenched and bruised.

 

Mr. Jas. Stewart, of Toronto, is the guest of Mr. Geo. Finkbeiner.

 

Mr. R. C. Morison, of Rainy River District, is home again.

 

Some of our citizens make complaints that their woodpiles are diminishing more rapidly than usual, owing to the nocturnal visits of some marauders.  There is talk of a vigilance committee being organized; some even speak of putting dynamite or powder into some of the stocks, hoping thereby to discover the thief as well as to teach him a lesson.  If certain suspicions are confirmed, one of our residents will be consigned to the place where they say the dog won’t bite you.

 

The local optionists held a public meeting in the Foresters’ Hall on Monday evening.  Reverend J. C. Morlock occupied the chair and Mayor Patterson, of Galt, and Reverend S. Lawrence were the speakers.

 

The I.O.F. camp here intends holding a grand concert and ball on January 12th.

 

Messrs. Brown and McEdward brought a carload of yearling cattle from Toronto, last Wednesday.  They are western cattle and about the best stockers that have been brought to the vicinity for some time.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

December 5th 1910.

 

Last Saturday evening, the local I.O.F. Court elected the following officers for 1911:

 

C.R.A. (Chief Ranger)

Harvey A. Stewart.

V.C.R. (Vice-Chief Ranger)

R. Cook.

P.C.R.

Jno. Penrice.

R. Sec.

Jno. Leith.

Fin. Sec.

Alton Binkley.

Treas.

Jno. Fahrner.

Orator

George Penrice.

S.W. (Senior Woodward)

George Finkbeiner.

J.W. (Junior Woodward)

Fred Finkbeiner.

S.B. (Senior Beadle)

J. W. Jno. McLean.

J.B. (Junior Beadle)

Jacob Fritz.

Fin. Committee:

Jno. Penrice, H. A. Stewart, & Jno. Fahrner.

Auditors:

Allan Stewart, Jas. Leith, Jno. Penrice, & R. Binkley.

Court Deputy:

A. Parnell.

Physician:

Dr. King.

 

Quite a number of the younger folks drove to Guelph last Friday night for the St. Andrew’s Concert.

 

Copies of the local option bylaw are now posted up in the Post Office and in Mr. Vogt’s store.

 

Messrs. Jno. Cockburn, H. McCaig, Wm. Mason, and the Morlock Bros. are showing oats from the “Standing Field Competition” at the Winter Fair.

 

Mr. M. Henry, of Belgrave, is visiting at Mr. Brown’s.

 

Mr. C. Currie, of the Morriston Stock Farm, has a big display of his Tamworth hogs, some 25, at the Winter Fair.

 

Mr. Thos. Ayres has sold his driver to Mr. W. H. Barber, of Hespeler, for a good figure.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Blamey and Mr. and Mrs. Schreimer, of Hamilton, were the guests of the Binkley Bros., last Friday.  The gentlemen of the party, together with some of our local sports, made an expedition to the haunts of the jack rabbit and other elusive game.  Although some of our locals secured some spoil, the results to the visitors were empty game bags and a good constitutional unto the verge of weariness.

 

Mrs. Geo. J. Meldrum and Miss Elma are spending a few days with friends in Galt, Hespeler, and Ayr.

 

Miss F. Morrison is visiting in Guelph.

 

Mr. James B. McEdward, well known in this part as a good steady workman, and who, because of failing health, was sent some time ago to the County House of Industry, at Fergus, died there last Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

December 13th 1910.

 

Charles Currie, of the Morriston Stock Farm, who received a number of premiums at the Winter Fair for his Tamworths, has sold nine boars and several sows, which he is shipping to different parts of the Dominion, even as far as Chilliwack, British Columbia.  The value at which this Morriston breed of hogs is held may be estimated when it is understood that the express alone to Chilliwack is $13.25 per cwt..

 

Mr. Donald McDonald, of Lucknow, visited Mrs. John Hingleman and other friends in this vicinity.

 

Mrs. Margaret Theile died last Monday morning (5th instant) at the residence of her son, Otto Rappolt, and was buried in the Crown Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.  She had reached the ripe age of 82 years.

 

A few automobiles are yet seen on the Brock Road.  On Monday, while Reeve Wilkinson, with Mrs. Wilkinson, was driving up the road, A. B. Petrie’s big car loomed up around a corner, frightening the horse, causing a runaway, both occupants of the rig being thrown out , but not seriously hurt.  Considerable damage was done to the buggy, and the horse was cut about the legs.  This is the second runaway accident this season, on this stretch of road, caused both times by the horse becoming frightened with the automobile coming quickly around the corner of the road.  The high speed at which the autos are driven is alrming enough to most horses, even on a straight piece of road, but when they come upon them around a jog, there are very few with nerve enough to face them.

 

It is beginning to look as if we are going to have a contest for the council this year again.  It is very seldom that the councillors of Puslinch are allowed a walk-over, and as there will be a poll anyhow, on account of the local option bylaw, the aspirants for municipal honours do not feel that they are putting the township to a greater expense in testing the feelings of the ratepayers as to their popularity.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

January 18th 1911.

 

One of the most successful concerts that was ever held in Morriston was that held last Thursday evening in the Foresters’ Hall, under the auspices of the I.O.F.  Although the most of the seats were held at 50 cents, the hall was crowded.  The Foresters are to be congratulated on the fine array of talent that they engaged for the occasion, and the liberal patronage of the community, which they enjoyed, to make it possible to have this concert a success financially, as it undoubtedly has been. 

 

The ambitious nature of the entertainment can readily be understood when the following high priced and popular artists took part in the programme: Mrs McIvor Craig and Mrs. Manly Pickard – soprano soloists, Miss Jessie Alexander – entertainer, and Mr. E. Emory – humorist.  Mrs. Craig, in “Angus McDonald” and “A Hundred Pipers and a’”, took the hearts of the audience by storm.  The chairman, Dr. McQueen, of Freelton, was in his usual jovial mood, but his duties were light, as the audience, although perhaps uncomfortable, owing to the packed condition of the hall, was orderly and attentive.

 

 After the entertainment, the floor was cleared and waxed, when until the early morning hours, the youth and beauty of the countryside tripped the light fantastic to the strains of Markle’s orchestra.

 

The I.O.F., of Aberfoyle, held its annual supper at the home of Mr. George Lewis, last Tuesday evening, the 10th.

 

Mr. Lawrence Huether has purchased a moving picture machine and purposes giving weekly entertainments in the Central Hall.

 

Mr. Louis Nigro, who has been for a number of years the foreman at Mahoney’s Quarry, has purchased the farm of Mrs. M. Fahrner.  As foreman at the quarry, he is succeeded by Mr. Edwin Leslie.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

January 31st 1911.

 

Mr. Peter Patterson sold 40 acres of land, that he still held of the H. McDiarmid farm, to Mr. Michael Neubauer for a good figure.

 

Considerable stock has been shipped from Schaw Station lately.  On Saturday, Messrs. Didman and Sons shipped cattle and on Monday last, Brown and McEdward shipped a carload of hogs and cattle.

 

A number of young horses have been bought in this vicinity by Didman and Sons, at good figures.  D. J. McLean sold them his three-year-old, Peter Patterson, a horse, and R. Purnell, a team of matched two-year-olds.  They have also purchased Mr. Haggie’s outfit.

 

Mrs. Berry Jacobs is very ill.

 

Mrs. Alex McLean Senior, who resides with her daughter, Mrs. Cockburn, of Guelph, is also seriously ill.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kellick on the arrival of a daughter.

 

Hugh Stewart, from the West, with his son, Hugh Junior, and Mrs. Hugh Junior and child are visiting Mrs. Geo. Evans, at Schaw Station.

 

Harvey, the old-time race horse, has again changed hands.

 

Measles are becoming somewhat prevalent in this neighbourhood.

 

Mr. Chas. Currie has been making several sales of his purebred stock, both in cattle and hogs.  Mr. Currie is to be complimented on the good stock that he keeps and the ready sale that he is finding for the same.  His last week’s sales numbered 20 in all.  The buyers were C. Rowe, of Hickson, J. S. Ingles, of Rockeby, Saskatchewan, W. A. Keith, of Listowel, J. Fopf, of Ayton, and C. J. Howes, of Embro.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

 February 13th 1911.

 

Owing to the snow blockade in the beginning of last week, the news could not be sent in time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Binkley, of Avon, spent Sunday with their parents in the village.

 

Jno. McGeachy Senior died on Monday morning, February 6th.  The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon to the Crieff Cemetery.

 

Stewart Hume, of Arkell, and Geo. J. Meldrum attended the Fairs Association in Toronto as delegates from the Puslinch Society, last week.

 

D. J. McLean, D. Grant, and Hugh J. Stewart were on a horse purchasing expedition to Toronto, last Thursday.

 

James Laing, who at one time conducted the blacksmith shop at the lower end of the village, and who, of late, has resided in St. Mary’s, is returning and will farm the old McEdward homestead in the village.

 

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth McEdward, widow of Jno. McEdward.

 

Mrs. Dunkie and Mr. Jno. Hingleman paid a visit to friends in Hamilton, in the beginning of the week.

 

Mr. Geo. Fielding, of Arkell, has purchased the farm of Mr. Jno. Reid on the 1st Concession, and is moving his stuff there these days.  Mr. Reid has leased the house of Mr. D. McKenzie, in Aberfoyle, and will occupy the same.

 

Mr. M. Neubauer has sold to Messrs. Didman and Sons, of Hamilton, his heavy team of light bay colts, two and three years old.  The price realized was $500.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston Village

February 28th 1911.

 

A cariole load of young people from Guelph drove to Mr. Wm. Brown’s last Friday evening.  The latter part of the journey was made in the good old fashioned style of “hoofing” it, as the runner of the sleigh gave way.  The runner was repaired at the village smithy, and after a very pleasant evening, they returned to the Royal city in the wee small hours.

 

Mr. Thomas Ayers is the most versatile among our business men.  He has sold his recently purchased stock in trade in the kitchen cabinet line to J. H. Ames and has purchased the basswood in the bush of J. M. Clark.  He is also on the lookout for any basswood that may be for sale in this vicinity, for which, he says, he has an unlimited market.

 

Brown and McEdward shipped two carloads from Schaw Station, on Monday, a load of cattle for Toronto, and a load of hogs for Ingersoll.

 

Thos. Aikens and his son, Wm., of Galt, spent Sunday with friends in the village.

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. J. McLean entertained their friends last Friday evening.  The party was one of the largest that has been in this section for many a day.  The younger members of the community tripped the light fantastic to the strains of the Gilmour Bros.’ Violins, while their elders enjoyed themselves with cards and other games.  Besides the residents of the Badenoch settlement, a number were present from Aberfoyle, Morriston, Freelton, Carlisle, Kilbride, et cetera.  The opinion of all was that they had a “great time”, and it was kept up with unabated vigour until an early hour in the morning.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

March 28th 1911.

 

The migration of some of our young men for the West is now on.  Wilbert Nicoll left for his homestead in Saskatchewan a couple of weeks ago, and Geo. Penrice and John Schultz left from Schaw on Tuesday morning, also bound for the land of promise.  The best wishes of the community go with them, that they will obtain their hearts’ wishes and more.  John Penrice and Peter Schultz accompanied the young men to Toronto.  Last Saturday evening, at a gathering of their friends at the home of Mr. Peter Schultz, a very pleasant time was spent and the boys were given a hearty send-off.

 

To celebrate the closing of the winter’s bush work, Mr. Thos. Ayres, last Friday evening, entertained those who had been in his employ during the winter, together with a number of their friends, at a progressive euchre party.  The honours of the evening were obtained, for the gentlemen, by F. Finkbeiner, who received a pipe, and for the ladies, by Miss Irene Brown, a beautiful tray.

 

Mr. Jas. Martin is leaving for Niagara Falls for a holiday before starting the season’s work with Mr. Jno. Hingleman.

 

Miss Zinn, who has been visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Gayer, left last week for her home in Hanover.

 

 Brown and McEdwards shipped cattle and hogs on Wednesday.

 

Mr. Jno. Simpson, who, up to a year ago, farmed near Corwhin, has bought a store in Rockton, which he is intending to run this year.  He bought Wm. Brown’s team of ponies, last week.

 

Mr. B. Jacobs had the misfortune to lose valuable horse last week.

 

Miss Irene Brown has returned to Guelph.

 

Mr. Chas. Currie has sold his fine Clydesdale stallion, “Morriston’s Pride”, to Oswald Sorby, at a fancy figure.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

April 10th 1911.

 

Mr. Daniel Schlegel has returned to his residence here after his prolonged visit to friends in London, Detroit, and St. Louis.

 

Mr. Chas. Calfass, who some 25 years ago made bricks here, died at his home in Minto Township, last Wednesday.  The funeral took place on Friday afternoon.

 

Mr. C. Calfass Senior is seriously ill at his home in West Toronto.

 

The following musical census of the village has been handed in:  The villagers of Morriston, Puslinch Township, on the Brock Road, are certainly a musically inclined people.  According to some old settlers, who were discussing the prosperity of the day in comparison with that of 60 years ago, the following was by actual count, found in the 58 residences and humble cottages, comprising this enterprising burg, 14 pianos, including player pianos, 22 organs, 9 gramophones, 4 violins, 3 concertinas, 5 autoharps, 1 banjo, 1 mandolin, and numerous harmonicas.  The population is only 194 and we would like to hear of any other village of its size that can beat it.

 

Mr. Jno. Amos is on the sick list.

 

Mr. Hodges has recovered from his recent illness and is again at his post in the school.

 

Mr. William Clark, of Hamilton, has returned home.

 

Mr. Currie, of the “Morriston Stock Farm” is making some improvements around his residence.

 

On trial with his new sawing outfit, Mr. Jno. Amos, one day last week, assisted by three men, cut a cord of hardwood in 12 minutes.

 

Mr. James Laing, who left here some 25 years ago, moved back to the McEdward homestead, last Thursday.

 

Mr. Jno. McNaughton, who has been appointed Postmaster, had a very successful sale of his farm stock and implements, last Monday.  The Post Office is still in the old stand, but it is Mr. McNaughton’s intention to remove it to part of the saddler’s shop as soon as he can put the premises in proper shape.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

April 18th 1911.

 

Mr. Jas. Innes, who works for H. W. Ironside and Son, while out on horseback on Sunday, was thrown from the saddle, through his horse bolting into a lane.  Fortunately, his feet cleared the stirrups, although he was dragged a short distance by the reins.  He was cut on the temple and under the eye.  He managed to get to the home of Mr. W. Winer, where the doctor was sent for and the wounds attended to.

 

It seems that there are some people around Schaw who would like to belittle the good work done in the bush by our two young men, and hold up for admiration, work done by themselves, but the peculiar thing about it is that they do not mention the length of time that they took to do this.  We hear that two weeks was the best time that they could make, but as Mr. Jacob Wright, for whom they state the work was done, has been dead for a number of years, it is now impossible to verify these particulars.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz, who has now completely recovered from her recent illness, has returned to Toronto.

 

The Misses L. and K. Finkbeiner are Easter visitors at home.

 

Miss M. Munch and S. Hingleman are spending Easter at their homes.

 

Our old-time citizen, Chas. Patton, now of St. George, has been visiting in the vicinity.

 

Mr. Jno. Winer and Miss Mabel have returned from a visit to friends in West Toronto.

 

Mr. Jno. Fahrner and his daughter, Ina, spent Sunday in Drumbo.

 

Miss F. Morrison had a very successful sale last Wednesday, and moved to Guelph, on Friday.

 

On Monday, Mr. Wm. Brown moved into the Morrison property and Mrs. C. W. Binkley moved into the house vacated by Mr. Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

April 27th 1911.

 

Mrs. Bolt has sold her house to Mr. Killick.

 

Mr. John McNaughton has moved to his new residence.

 

Mr. John Gilmour is busy plastering the new school.

 

Mr. Harvey Stewart is putting improvements on his house.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner has secured a position at Central Prison, Guelph.

 

Mr. Geo. Brown had his foot injured by a timber falling on it, while at work on the C.P.R.

 

Fire broke out in Ayer’s bush on Monday, causing considerable damage.

 

Brown and McEdward shipped a carload of stock on Monday.

 

Miss Margaret McFarlane has returned from Stoney Creek, where she has been visiting Mrs. A. Campbell.

 

Mrs. Brown and her two daughters, Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Provan, were visitors at the home of Mr. B. Brown, of Carlisle, on Sunday.

 

Members of the Public Library are requested to hand in all books at once, as it is necessary to have them in before the moving of the library.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 23rd 1911.

 

Messrs. Brown, Hodges, and Vogt had a pleasant day in Toronto on Saturday.  The Woodbine was the attraction.

 

Mr. James Leitch, of ______   ___ (Harbour, possibly), spent Sunday with his family here.

 

Miss Pearl Fahrner has returned from Port Burwell, where she has been visiting with her brother for a few weeks.

 

Mr. Donald Grant is on the sick list.

 

The stork was busy in this section on May 15th, having left a son at each of the homes of Messrs. Neil Martin and John Durnin.

 

The C.P.R. crew, working under the foremanship of Mr. Eli Winer, owing to the action of the company in refusing any longer to supply them with a cook, quit work last week.  The men thought that they could not both cook and work.  Mr. Jno. Gregor, who was one of them, intends to start poultry raising.

 

Our cooper, Mr. Wm. Huether, is busy making barrels for the coming apple season.  He has with him, as apprentice, his brother, Albert.

 

Reverend Mr. Groh, of Hespeler, preached in the G.E. Church, last Sunday morning and evening.  Some excellent music was rendered by the choir.

 

Mr. Harvey Stewart has made great improvement in the appearance of his residence.

 

Our man of action is again to the fore, with as much energy as of yore.

 

All members of the Puslinch Agricultural Association, who desire to enter the field competition for oats, are requested to send in their applications to Mr. G. J. Meldrum, of Morriston, this week, as entries close on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

May 30th 1911.

 

The following are the competitors for the “Standing Field of seed grain” competition, in connection with the Puslinch Agricultural Society for 1911:

Hector McCaig, James D. Weatherston, Wm. R. Mason, George Meldrum, D. C. Campbell, Phil Crimless, Peter Beaver, P. A. Fleming, Alex McCaig, John A. Cockburn, John W. Kerr, T. J. Mahon, Isaac K. Knight, Charles Currie, Wm. and S. Morlock, and P. J. McLean.

 

Mr. and Mrs. P. Q__nn, of Hanover, are visitors at the home of Mrs. Gayer.

 

The Misses Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent the holiday with their parents, here.

 

Mrs. W. Lefler and children, with her father, Mr. B. Jacobs, spent the holiday in Drumbo.

 

Mrs. F. Kistenmacher and Mrs. J. Hingleman were also visitors in Drumbo.

 

Miss Annie Amos, of Guelph, spent the weekend with her parents, here.

 

Mr. Peter McLean and Mr. Sandie McLean, of Badenoch, left on Tuesday for a trip through the West.

 

Mrs. Brown, Miss Monroe, and Mrs. George Meldrum spent a few days in Galt, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Winer spent the holiday in Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

June 21st 1911.

 

At the Corwhin garden party, the Badenoch and Aberfoyle boys had a game of football, in which the Aberfoyle team was the victor, by a score of 2 to 0.  Reasons are assigned for the reverse, but look out for the next game, as the boys of Badenoch say that this disaster must be retrieved.

 

Messrs. Alex and P. J. McLean returned last Saturday from their trip West.

 

Mr. D. McKenzie, of Toronto, spent the weekend with friends here.

 

The Union picnic to the Lake on Friday is to be an immense affair, and it looks as though the streets and houses of Morriston will be depleted on that day.

 

Mr. Hunter McCarthy, of Nassagaweya, last Wednesday evening had the misfortune to have the leg of a valuable driver broken.  While driving down the road south of the village, the horse stumbled and the bone in the shoulder snapped.  It was thought at first that the wound might heal and that the horse would come around all right, but it was discovered later that the joint oil was escaping, which would result in a stiff shoulder, and would make the horse useless.  The animal has been in hospital at the home of Mr. Wm. Winer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

September 6th 1911.

 

Mr. and Miss Morrison, of Kincardine, spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meldrum.

 

Mrs. Jas. Weatherston left last Monday for a two weeks’ visit to Muskoka.

 

Miss Sumerville, of Hamilton, has been visiting at the home of Mr. J. D. Clark.

 

Mrs. McKenzie and Miss Annie Ross, who have been visiting friends at Aberfoyle and Morriston, have returned home.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith, of Port McNicoll, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, of Galt, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. C. Morlock.

 

Miss Katie McFarland, of Detroit, is visiting at her home here.

 

Miss Martha and Lottie Finkbeiner, of Toronto, are visiting here at present.

 

Miss Kribs and Miss Harvey, of Hespeler, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. David Morlock.

 

Mrs. Douglas, of Galt, is visiting at the home of Mrs. McFarland.

 

Miss McCutcheon and Miss McLeod, of Guelph, who were visiting in this locality, have returned home.

 

Miss Adelaide McLean has returned from Killean.

 

Mrs. James, of Buffalo, is visiting at the home of Mr. Jacob Fritz.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Weeks, of Hamilton, are visiting at the home of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

A meeting in the interests of Mr. Hugh Guthrie will be held in the I.O.F Hall on Thursday evening, September 7th, at 8 p.m.  Owing to the absence of Mr. Guthrie from the riding at present, the meeting will be addressed by Mr. Nicol Jeffrey, K.C., and others.

 

A few of the faithful attended the Mr. Kelly Evans meeting at Aberfoyle on Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

October 3rd 1911.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Binkley were visiting friends in Toronto, last week.

 

Mrs. Leith and Mrs Kaugh spent a couple of days in Toronto last week.

 

Several from here attended the wedding of Mr. Alex McLean, of this place, and Miss Wingrove, of Freelton.  Mr. and Mrs. McLean will take up their residence on Badenoch Street after their return from Detroit and other points.

 

The anniversary services in connection with Duff’s Church will be held next Sabbath.  Prof. Gandier, of Knox College, Toronto, will preach morning and evening.

 

Mrs. M. Fahrner is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ramsay, at Eden Mills.

 

The Queen City Acetylene Gas Company is installing a plant in the G.E. Church.  Mr. William Martin is also having a plant installed in his new home by the same company.

 

The I.O.F. is holding a meeting on Saturday night to see about putting some new lights in the hall.

 

Miss Gladys Laing gave a thimble tea party, last Tuesday evening, in honour of her guest, Miss Ballantyne, of St. Mary’s.

 

The choir of the G.E. Church gave a farewell party in honour of Mr. Norman Beaver, last evening, at the residence of Mr. Wm. Winer.

 

Mr. Robert McCartney is having a sale of stock and implements on October 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 10th 1911.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, spent a couple of days last week at her home here.

 

Miss Maggie McKay, of Cobalt, is visiting her friend, Miss Maggie McFarlane.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKenzie, of Toronto, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Geo. Meldrum.

 

Dr. David Wine, of Vanderbilt, Michigan, who has been visiting friends here, has returned to his home.

 

Mr. Gray, of Carlisle, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. William Brown.

 

Miss Finnemore, of Schaw Station, spent Sunday with her friend, Miss Clara Schultz.

 

Mrs. M. Fahrner, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, has returned home.

 

Born on October 5th, to Dr. and Mrs. King, a daughter.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver has gone to Toronto to take a course in the Veterinary College.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Silas Mathies have moved to Guelph Junction, where Mr. Mathies has been stationed as section foreman for the C.P.R.

 

The Sacrament of “The Lord’s Supper” will be observed in Duff’s Church next Sabbath.  The communion service will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., instead of on Friday morning, as before.

 

The I.O.F. has purchased the five large lamps that have been in use in the G. E. Church.

 

Mr. Albert Fine had the misfortune to upset his delivery wagon, opposite the residence of Mr. C. Morlock, one day last week.

 

A large number from here attended the Freelton Fair last Thursday.

 

Owing to the anniversary services at Duff’s Church last Sunday, there was no service in the G.E. Church in the evening.  Services will be held next Sunday evening, as usual, when the new acetylene gas plant will be in full working order.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

October 24th 1911.

 

Miss Gladys Everts, of Everton, spent the weekend with her friend, Miss A. G. Meldrum.  Miss Mabel Winer is visiting in Detroit.  Mrs. Eli Winer and little daughter are spending the holiday in Toronto.  Mr. James Leith, of Port McNeed, spent Sunday with his family here.

 

Mr. Clarence Dawson, of Toronto, is a visitor at the home of Mr. William Winer.  Dr., Mrs, and Miss Calfass were visiting Mr. C. Morlock Sr., last week.  The popular hardware merchant, Mr. John Ames, has returned from the West, after three months among friends in that province.  Miss Sophia Engelman has gone to Detroit.

 

Owing to the unfavourable weather last Sunday, many were prevented from hearing Reverend Mr. Blair’s interesting address to the W.F.M.S., last Sunday evening.  The officers of this society encourage all those who were unable to be present, to bring their offering next Sunday, as the books are closed after next week.

 

The Juvenile contingent drove to Guelph Junction, last Friday, where they were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Silas Mathies.  A most enjoyable time was spent in speeches, music, and dancing ‘till the wee small hours in the morning.

 

A meeting will be called shortly to see about purchasing the old school building from the section and turning it into what will be known as the bachelor’s hall.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Weatherston have sent out invitations for a Hallowe’en party, Friday night.

 

Mr. Hodges and Miss Summerville are attending the teachers’ convention in Guelph on Thursday and Friday of this week.

 

Mr. J. M. McLean has an acetylene gas plant installed in his residence at Badenoch.

 

The Misses Little, of Hespeler, are visiting at the home of Mr. B. Jacobs.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

October 31st 1911.

 

Mrs. Peter McFarlane and her daughter, Miss Margaret, left for Detroit on Tuesday, to attend the wedding of her daughter, Miss Catherine, to Mr. Henry Kirchhofer, of that city, which takes place on Thursday of this week.

 

Mrs. C. W. Binkley has returned from a visit to friends in Toronto.

 

Miss Martha Fahrner is visiting in Drumbo.

 

Mr. John Vogt and family are visiting in Walkerton.

 

Miss Clara Schultz has gone to Toronto.

 

Miss Clara Fritz has gone to Buffalo.

 

Mr. Halliday, of Strabane, visited at the home of Mr. John Vogt, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Gregor spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Martin.

 

Mrs. Jas. Leith was visiting in Toronto last week.

 

Miss Lillian Sumerville and Mrs. Wm. Brown spent the holiday in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Henry Barth and children spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Wm. Schultz.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan, of Toronto, spent the holiday at the home of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

The Misses Luebke, of Hamilton, are visiting their uncle, Mr. Frank Kistenmacher.

 

Miss Lang, of Waterloo, spent the holiday at her home here.

 

Dr. McEdwards and Mr. Peter McBeath, of Hamilton, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Jas. Lang.

 

Mr. Jno. Mathies spent the holiday in the village.

 

Mr. John Cuzner and son, also Mrs. Heins, spent the holiday at the home of Mrs. Dunkie.

 

Mr. Edmund Beaver and his cousin, Miss Woolsey, spent Sunday at Corwhin.

 

Mr. Peter Beaver, of Bay City, Michigan, is visiting his parents here.

 

Mr. Lennox McCarthy, of Toronto, spent the holiday with Mr. Geo. Finkbeiner.

 

Miss Minnie Munch and Miss Martha Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent the holiday at their home here.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver spent Sunday in Guelph.

 

It is about time that the Humane Society looked after some local young men, for leaving their horses standing in the sheds on Sunday evenings without blankets on.

 

A few of the local young people were entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Philpot, last Monday evening.

 

Dr. Telfer and Mr. R. Binkley have gone to Muskoka to take in the hunting season.

 

A meeting of the Liberals of this district will be held in Aberfoyle on Friday night.

 

Messrs. John Fahrner and John McFarlane have returned from the West.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

November 7th 1911.

 

Mr. John Mathies spent Sunday with his friend, Mr. George Robins, at Campbellville.

 

Messrs. Wm. Gray and John Finemore spent Sunday in the village.

 

Miss Mary McIntosh, of Killean, is visiting her friend, Mrs. Wilkinson.

 

Mr. George Hanning spent Sunday with friends in Badenoch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arscott, of Walkerton, are visitors at the home of Mr. John Vogt.

 

Mr. Thomas Ayres has returned from Muskoka with a carload of cabbage.

 

Mr. Bailey, of Clyde, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Wilkinson.

 

Miss Pearl Fahrner gave a Hallowe’en party to her friends last Tuesday night.

 

Mrs. R. Binkley has returned from a visit to Hanover.

 

Miss Mabel Winer has returned from a visit to Detroit.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Engleman were visitors at the home of Mrs. Dunkie, on Sunday.

 

Hallowe’en passed off quietly.  A bombardment took place about midnight, but no one was hurt.

 

Mr. Robert McCartney has started droving and is prepared to purchase livestock from the farmers.

 

The Ladies’ Aid of the G.E. Church was entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Finkbeiner, last Tuesday afternoon.

 

Mr. William Mason, who has sold his farm, will hold a sale of stock and implements on Thursday, November 10th.

 

The S.O.S. Camp is holding a meeting on Saturday night to see about holding a concert and ball in the near future.

 

The Queen City Acetylene Gas Company has installed a plant in the residence of Mr. David Morlock.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 20th 1911.

 

Miss Ethel Cunningham has returned to St. Mary’s this week.

 

The Morriston Democrat Club is looking for invitations for the coming week.

 

A few local young people were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan on Monday night.

 

Owing to the redecorations in the G.E. Church, services are being held in the I.O.F. Hall.  Reverend Mr. Beese, of Hespeler, will conduct the services next Sabbath.

 

Owing to the inclement weather, Mr. Albert Gray, of Carlisle, was unable to spend Sunday as anticipated.

 

Mrs. Mahoney, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, returned to her home at Guelph.

 

The many friends of Mrs. Jno. Vogt are glad to hear that she is improving.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith, of Port McNichol, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mr. Jas. Martin has gone to Toronto to learn telegraph operating.

 

A local citizen has a lamp on his back verandah these dark nights to give the wood thieves light for their work.

 

Mr. Wm. Mason has moved into Mr. Gregor’s house, on Badenoch Street.

 

 Local sports have returned from Muskoka and report unfavourable weather for deer hunting, Mr. R. Binkley being the only one to secure a deer.

 

Mr. John Gregor, of Guelph, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

January 16th 1912.

 

Mr. Gustave Wortz, of Pidgeon, Michigan, who has been visiting friends here, has returned home.

 

Mr. Harris Stewart, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is visiting friends here at present.

 

Mr. Wm. Fahrner and family, who have been visiting friends here, have returned home.

 

The many friends of Mr. Lawrence Huether are pleased to hear that he has secured a position as travelling salesman for a London cigar firm.

 

Our cooper, Mr. Albert Huether, has commenced manufacturing barrels for the coming season.

 

The A.O.U.W. intends holding its annual oyster supper on Wednesday evening, January 24th, in Huether’s Hall.

 

Mr. Chas. Brown, of Toronto, has returned home.

 

We are pleased to see the name of Miss Meta Elsworth in the results of the University of Toronto piano examinations, having passed with honours.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner has disposed of his famous pacing horse, “Midnight Dream”, 12.10 ¼, to Angus Martin, for a fancy figure.

 

One of our popular bachelors is receiving congratulations these days.

 

Our “white hope”, who has been on the trail of Jack Johnson for some time past, met with a painful accident while doing a shadow boxing stunt in the Palace Theatre last week, to a large audience, in which he fractured a bone in his right hand, and his physician says that he will not be able to take on any bouts inside of six months.

 

The I.O.F. concert, last Thursday night, was a decided success in every respect.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

January 30th 1912.

 

Mr. Geo. Hanning is visiting his brother at Cainsville.

 

Mr. Alexander Thompson has sold his valuable team of horses to the Dundas Fire Department for the fancy figure of $650.

 

Messrs. Brown and McEdward shipped two carloads of stock from Schaw Station to Toronto, last Monday.

 

The “Morriston Stock Farm” is shipping some of its prize winning Tamworth swine to Teeswater and Rodney this week.

 

During the illness of our popular undertaker, his business has been looked after by two of the best embalmers in town, embalming being their speciality.

 

Mr. Albert Grey, of Kilbride, was the guest of Miss Gladys Laing, last Sunday.

 

Mr. Morris McPhee and his wife were the guests of Mrs. J. H. King, last Saturday.

 

Mr. Chas. Tief has purchased the house and lot formerly occupied by Mrs. Frank Schultz, on Victoria Street.

 

The revival meetings, which are being conducted by Reverend Kout in the G.E. Church, will be continued throughout the week.  Services commence at 7:30 p.m.  All are cordially invited to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

February 6th 1912.

 

The revival meetings, which were being held in the G. E. Church, are now closed for some time.

 

Reverend Koepke … G.E. Church, last Sunday.

 

Mr. Ernest Kitchen, of Toronto, was a visitor in town, last Sunday.

 

Miss Lottie Finkbeiner, of Toronto, is visiting her parents here.

 

Messrs. Jno. Hingleman and Frank Fahrner spent a few days in Hamilton, last week.

 

Mr. Geo. Hanning returned home after spending a few days with his brother in Cainsville.

 

Miss Jessie Nicoll entertained a number of her friends to a euchre party, last Monday night.

 

The many friends of Mr. Fred Finkbeiner will be sorry to learn that he is confined to his bed with a slight attack of appendicitis.

 

“Our white hope” has gone on the ___ wagon, preparatory to his coming fight with Jack Johnson.  He is in good spirits and trainer Reed expects to have him in good shape for the battle on April 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

February 13th 1912.

 

Mrs. Harley Mahoney, of Guelph, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, of this place.

 

Mr. Harris Stewart left for his home in the West, last Monday.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harley Mahoney, last week, in Guelph.

 

Miss Sophia Engleman, of Detroit, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Dunkie, of this place.

 

Mr. Robert McCartney has purchased a very valuable horse from Mr. Duncan McLean, of the 2nd Concession, for a fancy figure.

 

About 200 guests were entertained in the home of Mr. Neil Martin, of Badenoch, last Friday night.

 

Our local euchre players have received a challenge from the Borden Club, of Guelph, to play in the near future.

 

All are very pleased to know that Mrs. Meldrum, who has been ill for some time, is better and able to be around again.

 

Mr. Richard McEdwards sold a fine mare, weighing 1400 lbs., to H. W. Ironside, of Schaw Station, for $240.

 

As there has been no meeting of the commissioners for two years, there is a feeling among the rate payers that it is time that a meeting was called to inquire into the financial condition of affairs and for the transaction of any other business connected with the village.

 

A euchre match took place last Friday night in the I.O.F. Hall, between the married men and the single men, resulting in a victory for the former, after which, the bachelors royally entertained the victors to an oyster supper at the Morriston Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

March 12th 1912.

 

Miss Lillian Revelle entertained a number of her friends at a birthday party last Friday night.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown has sold his fine mare for a fancy figure.

 

A euchre match took place last Thursday night between the married and single men, resulting in a victory for the latter.

 

Miss Isabella McLean is visiting friends in Milton.

 

Mr. Jno. Vogt was visiting friends in in Toronto and London last week.

 

Mr. Wm. Reid, of Guelph, was the guest of his father, of this place, last week.

 

A euchre match will take place next Thursday night in the I.O.F. Hall, Badenoch versus Morriston.

 

A number of our village belles were entertained at the home of Mr. Gordon Halliday, of Strabane, last Friday night.

 

There were wood thieves in the village during the past week.  They were seen removing wood from the shed of our local banker.  There must be some clue to the culprit, judging from the inspection of feet that is being taken.

 

A person would think that from the appearance of our worthy citizen, Mr. Fred Dunkie, that he had been through a terrific encounter, but it seems that it is only the result of what might have been a serious accident.  Mr. Dunkie was helping to cut wood with a circular saw last Wednesday, when, by accident, the saw caught a sliver and hurled the stick, striking him on the forehead and cutting a considerable gash.  The bruised blood has descended to his eyes, and those who see him are apt to misjudge this peaceable resident.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

March 19th 1912.

 

Mr. Peter Zinn and his family, of Hanover, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Gayer.

 

Mr. Jno. Schultz, of West Toronto, is visiting his brother, Fred Schultz, of this place.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, was visiting her parents, last Sunday, at this place.

 

Mr. Harry Zinn, of the D.C., Toronto, was a visitor in town last Sunday.

 

Mr. Howitt Stewart is visiting friends in Niagara Falls.

 

The “Morriston Stock Farm” has been shipping lately some of its famous Tamworths to Morrisville, in Alberta, Sudbury, London, Weston, Thamesford, Elmstead, and Ladner, British Columbia.

 

The euchre match that took place last Thursday night between Badenoch and Morriston resulted in a victory for the latter by a majority of 124 points, and the return game will be played next Friday at the home of D. J. McLean, of Badenoch.

 

On March 16th 1912, a pleasant event took place in Morriston, when Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz celebrated their silver wedding.  The guests consisted of their family and near relatives.  An address was read by Mr. Harry Zinn, a nephew.

 

 

 

 

 

Seen in the Campbellville News

March 25th 1912.

 

Mr. John A. Elliott, of Morriston, has bought the blacksmith shop at Darbyville, and will take possession in January next.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Morriston News

April 9th 1912.

 

The following spent the holiday in town:

Miss Meta Morlock, of Guelph, Miss Nora Smith, of Guelph, Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, Mr. W. Moir, of Beamsville, Mr. Jno. Winer, of Vanderbilt, Michigan, Miss Katherine Finkbeiner, of Toronto, Mr. V. Hamilton, of Spokane, Mr. R. Cartwright and Mr. G. Haliday, guests of Mr. Jas. Laing, Miss Ida Fritz, of Guelph, Mr. Jno. Dowsen, of West Toronto, Mr. Clarence Dowsen, of West Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney, of Guelph.

 

Mrs. Chas. Brown spent Easter in Toronto.  Mr. Wm. Peel, of Guelph, spent Sunday with his father, Jas. Reed, of this place.  Mr. Wm. Hodgins is visiting his sister in Hamilton.  Miss Sommerville is visiting friends in Toronto.  Mr. Geo. Brown spent Easter in Toronto.  Mr. Chas. Patten, of St. George, is visiting friends of this place.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown shipped a car load of stock from Schaw to Toronto last Monday.  The Reverend John Currie, of Belmont, was the guest of Miss Mary and Chas. Currie, on Monday.  Mr. Geo. Elfner spent Easter at Port Burwell.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

April 30th 1912.

 

The members of the L. C. Sewing Club were entertained at the home of Miss Mabel Winer, last Thursday evening.  Miss McFarlane will entertain the club next Thursday evening, May 2nd.

 

Dr. King has purchased the residence lately vacated by Mr. Geo. Wise.

 

Mr. Neil Stewart has purchased the farm belonging to Mr. C. Morlock, at the lower end of town, but does not intend to take possession till about spring.

 

Mrs. W. Brown spent a few days in Toronto last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Binkley are visiting friends in Drumbo.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Harbottle, of Kilmanagh, Michigan, are visiting the former’s mother.

 

Reverend Mr. Kauth intends giving his farewell sermons on Sunday next, May 5th.  He expects to leave on Monday next to take up his new field of work at Attercliffe, Ontario.

 

Mrs. John Durnin and son are visiting in Toronto.

 

Mr. Ernest Kitchen, of Toronto, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. George Finkbeiner.

 

Miss Lottie Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent Sunday at her home.

 

Mr. Fred Haltorf spent Sunday at the home of Mr. W. Brown.

 

Mr. Jack Finnamore spent Sunday at the home of Mr. W. Winer.

 

Mr. Howitt Stewart spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Fred Schultz.

 

Miss Meta Morlock, also Mr. Stanley Howe spent Sunday at the home of Mr. C. Morlock.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver spent Sunday at the home of Mr. John Smith.

 

Miss Nora Smith, of Guelph, spent Sunday at her home here.

 

Miss Ida Fritz, of Guelph spent Sunday at her home here.

 

Mrs. Fred Gregor is visiting her daughter in Hespeler at present.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner is spending a couple of days at Guelph Junction.

 

Mr. Jack Mathies spent Sunday in Morriston.

 

 

 

 

 

Morriston Village News

May 7th 1912.

 

Reverend Kauth preached his farewell sermon, last Sunday evening, ere his departure for Attercliff.  The pastor and his wife have made many warm friends during their stay and will be much missed.  We join in wishing Reverend and Mrs. Kauth health and prosperity in their new home.  Reverend Honch will be stationed here as pastor of the G. E. Church.  The Ladies’ Aid of the church presented Mrs. Kauth with a fine embroidered centrepiece before her departure.

 

Mr. Jno. Caswell, of Guelph Junction, was the guest of Miss Gladys Laing, last Monday night.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hanning is visiting her sister, Mrs. McPhail, of Freelton.

 

Mr. Geo. Dean, of Jersey City, is visiting at the home of Mr. Jos. McIntyre, of this place.

 

Miss Clara Fritz, who has been spending a few months in Buffalo, returned home last Wednesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kielley, of Detroit, are the guest of Mrs. Dunhill.

 

 Miss Gladys Laing is visiting friends in Clyde.

 

The S. C. Club will meet at the home of Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner, next Thursday night, May 9th.  All members are requested to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

May 20th 1912.

 

The S.C. Club and the H.C.C. will hold their annual joint picnic at the Puslinch Lake on Victoria Day.

 

Miss Lillian McLeod, of Hamilton, is the guest of Miss Margaret McFarlane, this week.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Harley Mahoney, at Guelph.

 

Mr. Victor Laing and family, of Michigan, are visiting his parents of this place.

 

The following took in the King’s Plate at the Toronto Woodbine, last Saturday: Mr. Wm. Brown, Mr. Wm. Hodges, Mr. Geo. Hanning, Mr. Arscott, Mrs. Wm. Brown, and Miss Margaret McFarlane.

 

The members of the S.C. Club were entertained at the home of one of their members last Friday night, and were given a fowl supper by a number of the citizens.

 

Messrs. Brown and McEdwards shipped two carloads of hogs  and cattle from Schaw Station to the Union Stock yards, last Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arscott, of Walkerton, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt.

 

The Morriston Stock Farm sold one of its fine Shorthorn bulls to Frederick Hewson, of Orangeville, for a fancy figure.  He weighed over 2,500 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News of Morriston

May 28th 1912.

 

Mrs. Jno. Dawsen, of West Toronto, was the guest of her brother, Mr. Winer, last week.

 

Miss L. Finkbeiner, of Toronto, is visiting her parents, of this place.

 

Miss Herrington, of Toronto, was the guest of Mrs. B. Brown, last week.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver and Miss Ethel Meadows spent the holiday at the Georgetown races.

 

Miss Haines, of Port Burwell, is the guest of Miss Pearl Fahrner, this week.

 

The following spent the holiday in Toronto: Mr. Jno. Durnin, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Binkley, Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown, and Mr. Wm. Hodges.

 

Mr. Fred Schultz is remodelling his house, which he intends to rent.

 

Mrs. Wm. Fahrner and family, of Port Burwell, are visiting at the home of Mr. Jno. Fahrner.

 

Mr. J. J. Craig, Public School Inspector, visited the school here last Wednesday.

 

Miss A. Laing, of Waterloo, and Mrs. Kilgour, of Guelph, and Mrs. Moore, of Toronto, were the guests of Mrs. Laing, last Friday.

 

Mr. Ernest Kitchen, of Toronto, was a visitor in town last Sunday.

 

Mrs. Jos. Eaton and family, of Hespeler, who have been spending a few days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gregor, returned home last Sunday.

 

A few of those calling on friends in the village lately were Miss Ida Fritz, of Guelph, Miss Clare Fritz, of Guelph, Miss Nora Smith, of Guelph, Miss Meta Morlock, of Guelph, Mr. Jno. Keast, of Guelph, and Mr. Pickering, of Guelph.

 

Mr. Jno. Gregor spent Sunday in Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

At Morriston

June 11th 1912.

 

The funeral of Mrs. Edward Doyle took place from her late residence on Saturday, June 8th at 2 p.m..  The funeral was largely attended by many friends, and much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

 

Mrs. Jefferson, of Donnybrook, was the guest of Mrs. Jno. Hingleman over Sunday.

 

Mr. Jack Caswell, of Campbellville, visited Miss Gladys Laing, last Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Binkley spent Sunday with friends at Rockwood.

 

The A.O.U.W. lodge will hold its annual service at the G.E. Church on Sunday evening, June 23rd.  All members are requested to meet at the lodge room sharp at 7 o’ clock.  From there, they will form a procession and proceed to the church, where service will begin at 7:30 o’ clock.  Special music will be furnished by the choir.

 

Mr. Gordon Holliday paid a flying visit to the village on Sunday last.

 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Finkbeiner was the scene of a very pretty double wedding at 3 o’ clock on the afternoon of June 5th, when the marriage took place of their daughters, Martha and Lottie, to Messrs. Dennis McCarthy and Ernest Kitchen, of Toronto.  The brides, who looked very charming in gowns of Swiss embroidery, and carrying bouquets of lilly of the valley, were given away by their father.  Reverend Mr. S. Hauck conducted the ceremony.  The brides were attended by Miss Nellie McCarthy, of Belleville, and Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner, sister of the brides.  The grooms were supported by Mr. Morley Chambers, of West Toronto, and Mr. Fred Finkbeiner, brother of the brides.  After the ceremony, the guests adjourned to the dining room , where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served.  Amid showers of confetti, the happy couples left on the 7:45 train for Toronto and Montreal.  A host of friends join in wishing them health and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

June 17th 1912.

 

The I.O.F. intends holding its annual picnic to Berlin on Friday June 28th.  Arrangements have been made with the C.P.R. for single fare from Schaw to Berlin, leaving Schaw by regular 9:31 a.m. train.  We hope to see a full attendance of members and their friends.

 

Mr. Chas. Stewart, of the battery, was the guest of Miss Clara Schultz, last Sunday.  Mr. Jno. Leith, of Port McNicoll, spent a few days in town this week.  Miss Ida Fritz, of Guelph, spent Sunday with her parents, of this place.  Mr. Simon Morlock and Miss Florence Vogt spent a few days in Hespeler this week.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner left for Toronto yesterday morning. 

 

The S. C. Club will hold its next meeting at the home of Miss Pearl Fahrner, next Friday night.  The members of the H.C.C. are also requested to attend.

 

Mr. Jno. Keast, of Guelph, was the guest of Mr. Jacob Fritz, last Sunday.  Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, is visiting her parents of this place.  Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, of Brantford, spent the weekend at Mr. Harvey Stewart’s.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt returned home last Monday from Walkerton, where they attended the funeral of her father, Mr. Farquarhson, of that place. 

 

Mr. Russell Binkley, who has been touring the West for some months past, returned home last Saturday.

 

Miss Mabel Winer spent a few days in Hespeler, last week.  Mr. Jas. Leith, of Port McNicoll, was a visitor in town last Sunday.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

July 2nd 1912.

 

The following spent the holiday in the village: Mr. John Provan, of Toronto, Misses McPherson and Rockett, Toronto, Miss Riley, Mr. Wm. Riley, and Mr. Geo. Riley, of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney, of Guelph, Miss Annie Lang, of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner, of Drumbo, and Mrs. Farqueson, of Walkerton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Binkley spent the holiday in Toronto.

 

Mr. Howitt Stewart and his cousin, Miss Kate Finkbeiner, spent the holiday at Carlisle.

 

Our intermediate baseball team journeyed to Aberfoyle last Saturday night, resulting in a score of 6 to 3, in favour of the Morriston team.

 

Mr. Fred Miller was a visitor in town over the holiday.

 

Messrs. Holiday, Hamilton, and Cartwright spent Sunday in the village.

 

Mr. John and Mrs. Wilkinson spent the holiday at Clyde.

 

Mr. Wm. Morlock is at Preston, attending the old boys’ reunion.

 

Mrs. J. H. King spent the holiday in Galt.

 

The H.C.C. held its annual picnic at Preston on July 1st.

 

There were about 20 Foresters and their friends attended the I.O.F. picnic at Berlin on June 28th, and all report having a good.  The Berlin German Band furnished music.

 

Our popular merchant, Mr. C. A. Binkley, and clerks and their families spent the holiday at the popular fishing resort at Badenoch.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown left for Muskoka on Tuesday morning, where he intends buying a few carloads of cattle.

 

A number of our village belles attended the garden party at Carlisle on Monday night, and report having a good time.

 

The Messrs. Charles and Jno. Bauch, of Toledo, are the guests of Mr. Jacob Fritz, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

July 16th 1912.

 

Children’s Day was observed in the G.E. Church last Sunday.  In the morning, Mr. Hauch spoke in a very fascinating way to the children, and in the evening, a programme was given consisting of chorus and recitations by the children.

 

Miss Bella Lawry, of Reddicville, is the guest of Mrs. Alton Binkley, this week.

 

Our local harness maker, Mr. John Westlake, has moved into his new shop on the corner of Main and Badenoch Street.

 

Messrs. Keast and Pickering were the guests of Mr. Jacob Fritz, last Sunday.

 

Mrs. Jas. Chisholm, of West Toronto, visited her mother, Mrs. Gayer, last week.

 

Mr. Chas. Bauch and family returned to Toledo, after spending a few weeks with Mr. Jacob Fritz.

 

Mr. James Brown visited Miss Gladys Laing last Sunday.

 

Mrs. C. Wortz and daughter, of Hamilton, are the guests of Mrs. Frank Kistenmacher, this week.

 

Mrs. Peter Morlock and Mrs. Marshall, of Hespeler, are visiting friends in the village.

 

Mr. Jno. Dowsen, of Toronto, spent Sunday with Mr. Wm. Winer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

July 23rd 1912.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Laing announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Gordon, to Mr. Joseph Boyd, formerly of Winnipeg.  The marriage will take place in early August.

 

Mrs. Russell Binkley and daughter, Gertrude, are visiting in Detroit.

 

Mrs. Jno. Hingleman and Mrs. Dunkie are spending a short vacation in Detroit.

 

Mr. Jno. Finnamore and Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner were the guests of their uncle, Mr. Frank Whelahian, of Campbellville, last Monday night.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pullman, of West Toronto, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Bernard Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt spent the weekend in Walkerton.

 

Mrs. Jno. Fahrner and daughter, Miss Ina, spent a few days in Galt and Hespeler, this week.

 

Mrs. W. E. Armstrong and daughters, Donalda and Jean, are the guests of Mrs. James M. Laing.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hodges returned home on Monday after a delightful honeymoon trip to some of the western cities.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith, of Port McNicoll, was a weekend visitor in town.

 

Miss Bessie Brown, of Galt, spent Sunday with her friends of this place.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz, of Toronto, is spending her vacation under the parental roof.

 

Mrs. Gayer is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Zinn, of Hanover.

 

Mrs. W. Keffer and Mrs. Wm. Smith, of Hespeler, are the guests of Mrs. B. Brown, this week.

 

Mrs. Grietmeyer and family, of Dundas, are visitors at the home of Mr. Jno. H. Ames.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

August 12th 1912.

 

Miss Susia Deemerd and Miss Marie McAlee, of Buffalo, are visiting at the home of Mr. D. E. Morlock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lipke, of Hamilton, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. Kistenmacher.

 

Mrs. E. Kitchen returned home on Saturday, after spending a week with friends in London.

 

Miss Florence Vogt is visiting friends in Walkerton.

 

Mrs. Gayer returned home on Saturday, after spending a month with her daughter, in Hanover.

 

Mrs. Coram and family, of Drayton, are the guests of Mrs. Jno. Vogt.

 

 Mr. Geo. Elfner and his daughter, Mrs. Jno. Fahrner, returned home, after spending a week at Rainham Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Morriston News

August 13th 1912.

 

Dr. King took in the trip to New Ontario with Mr. R. W. Rowell and party.

 

On Wednesday, the 7th instant, a very quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Laing, when their daughter, Jessie, became the wife of Mr. J. B. Lorimer, of Winnipeg, Reverend Walter Nicoll officiating.  Miss Pera Horseman played the “Wedding March”.

 

The judge of the field grain competition has awarded the prizes to the following:

 

Peter McLean

— 1st prize

 

Alex McLean

— 2nd

 

Jno. Kerr

— 3rd

 

Jno. Cockburn

— 4th

 

Alex McCaig

— 5th

 

M. Naebauer

— 6th

 

Geo. Meldrum

— 7th

 

Mrs. Jno. Fahrner and Mr. Elfner were attending the funeral of his brother, at Rainham.  Mrs. Jno. Gayer has returned home from Hanover, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Zinn.  Mr. McMillan and wife were visiting in the village last week.

 

Mrs. E. Kitchen returned home from London, where she was visiting friends.  Mrs. (Dr.) Coram is the guest of Mrs. Jno. Vogt.  Miss Florence Vogt is visiting in Walkerton.  Mr. and Mrs. Lubke were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kistenmacher, this week.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

August 27th 1912.

 

Mrs. Kistenmacher and her daughter, Clara, returned home from visiting at Blair and Galt.

 

Mrs. William Brown has returned home from Guelph, where she was spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Mahoney.

 

Quite a few left here for the West on the 20th.

 

Mr. Hodges intends taking his new appointment at Rockwood next week.

 

Mr. Ramsay is visiting his mother-in-law, Mrs. Fahrner.

 

Miss Louisa Finkbeiner, of Toronto, is spending a few days at her home here.

 

Mrs. E. Kitchen spent a couple of days in the village, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong left for their home in Buffalo, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

September 3rd 1912.

 

At the village of Armstrong’s Mills, Mr. Robert Liggett called a few of the neighbours on Thursday to help him raise the framework of the addition to his barn.  Mr. McLean, of Morriston, and two helpers are the framers.

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Morriston Village News

September 10th 1912.

 

Mrs. W. B. Telfer and son are visiting in Exeter.

 

Mr. Jas. Moynes paid a visit to Mrs. Gayer, last week.

 

Mr. H. Mahoney spent Sunday in the village.

 

Mrs. Geo. Weeks, of Hamilton, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mrs. Albert Campbell, of Stoney Creek, spent a few days with Mrs. Hodges, last week.

 

Mrs. Wm. Carey, of Hamilton, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Morris, who has been dangerously ill this past week, is improving.

 

The funeral of the late Jno. Munch took place last Friday, from his late residence to Crown Cemetery.

 

Quite a few from the village attended the court in Aberfoyle on Saturday.

 

Messrs. Brown and Ayers left for Muskoka last week.

 

The farmers in this vicinity are about through with the harvest.

 

Mr. Willie Gibb, of Galt, is visiting in this vicinity.

 

The choir of Duff’s Church met at the home of Mrs. McFarlane on Friday evening last and presented Mrs. W. J. Hodges with a silver bake dish.  Also, the sewing club of this village presented her with a silver pie plate.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

September 17th 1912.

 

Miss Lena Weeks is visiting at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mrs. Snyder was the guest of Mrs. Fahrner Senior, this week.

 

Miss Miller, of Hespeler, is nursing Mrs. Morris.

 

Miss Gladys Laing and Miss Florence Vogt were visiting at Strabane on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sheers, of Aldershot, called in the village last week.

 

Miss Ethel Morlock and Mr. Wilbert Morlock were guests of Mr. Jacob Fritz, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hingleman were the guests of Mrs. Dunkie, this week.

 

Messrs. Brown and Ayers arrived home on Tuesday from Muskoka with a fine load of cattle.

 

The young people of the village and vicinity gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt and presented their daughter, Florence, with an address and a bracelet.  Mr. George Brown read the address and Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner presented the bracelet.  The address was as follows:

 

Dear Florence: - It was with a sense of deep regret that we learned that you are about to take your departure from us.  Those ties that have been formed during the years that have sped so quickly by are about to be broken.  We are indeed sorry to part with because of the position that you occupy in the minds of your many friends here in Morriston.  This has indeed been merited because of the kind, affectionate, and helpful spirit that you have always exhibited, lending a willing hand in every capacity that opportunity offered.  We will miss the talent that gave lustre to our festivities.  You will be missed by your Sunday School class and teacher, and in the numerous homes at which you are a welcome guest, and at which your presence always lent lustre and cheer.  As a token for remembrance, please accept this bracelet, and may it bring to you, as the days and years go by, pleasant memories and fond recollections of friends with whom you have spent your days here, and among whom you mingled  and enjoyed many happy hours.  But our loss, we know, will prove to be a gain to the community in which you are to make your new home.  We hope that your life may blossom into one of more and more usefulness in all its spheres.  And as you leave us, we assure you of our good wishes for a bright and prosperous journey through life, and if it be in the plan of providence that we should not meet again, may we all meet where partings are no more.

 

Miss Florence replied in a very able manner, the remainder of the evening being spent in games and other amusements.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Morriston News

September 24th 1912.

 

Mr. Jno. Vogt and family left on Tuesday for Walkerton, where they will reside in the future.  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Binkley are visiting friends in Acton.  Mrs. Vollick, of Hamilton, is visiting friends in the village.

 

Miss Sophia Hough, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Fahrner Sr. 

 

Citizens are all looking forward to Tuesday next, Puslinch big fair day, when they will meet and shake hands with old friends that perhaps they have not seen since last show day.  The attractions for this year’s fair promise to surpass all former events, and if the weather is fine, several thousand people are expected.

 

 Mrs. C. Morlock is visiting friends in Beamsville.

 

Mrs. Kernahan, of Winnipeg, is the guest of Miss M. Clark.

 

Mr. Fred Finkbeiner and Miss Susie Deenard spent a day at the Guelph Show last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Morlock entertained a number of the young people last Wednesday evening, and report having an enjoyable time.

 

A number of the villagers presented Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt with a handsome silver tea service and silk umbrella, before leaving for their home in Walkerton. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 31st 1912.

 

Mrs. Peter McFarlane and her daughter, Miss Margaret, left for Detroit on Tuesday, to attend the wedding of Mrs. McFarlane’s daughter, Miss Catherine, to Mr. Henry Kirchhofer, of that city, which takes place on Thursday of this week.

 

Mrs. C. W. Binkley has returned from a visit to friends in Toronto.

 

Miss Martha Fahrner is visiting in Drumbo.

 

Mr. John Vogt and family are visiting in Walkerton.

 

Miss Clara Schultz has gone to Detroit.

 

Miss Clara Fritz has gone to Buffalo.

 

Mr. Halliday, of Strabane, visited at the residence of Mr. John Vogt on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Gregor spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Martin.

 

Mrs. Jas. Leith was visiting in Toronto last week.

 

Miss Lillian Sumerville and Mrs. Wm. Brown spent the holiday in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Henry Barth and children spent Sunday at the home of Mr. William Schultz.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan, of Toronto, spent… (text missing).

 

Mr. Edmund Beaver and  his _____, Miss Woolsley, spent Sunday ….whin.

 

Mr. Peter Beaver, of Bay City, Michigan, is visiting his parents.

 

Mr. Lennox McCarthy, of Toronto, spent the holiday with Mr. George Finkbeiner.

 

Miss Minnie Munch and Miss Martha Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent the holiday at their home here.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver spent … in Guelph.

 

It is about time that the Humane Society looked after some local young men for leaving their horses standing in the sheds on Sunday evening without blankets on.

 

A few of the local young people were entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Philpott, last … evening.

 

Dr. Telfer and Mr. R. Binkley have gone to Muskoka to take in the deer hunting season.

 

A meeting of the Liberals of this district will be held in Aberfoyle …Friday night.

 

Messrs. John Fahrner and John McFarlane have returned from the West.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 19th 1912.

 

Messrs. Kistenmacher and Telfer arrived home from Muskoka, bringing with them two fine deer.

 

The Ladies’ Aid held a presentation at the home of Mrs. Jacob Fritz, presenting her with half a dozen tea spoons.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner has secured a position in Toronto, in the Bell Telephone office.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Blaney are visiting at the home of C. A. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Finkbeiner spent the weekend in Guelph.

 

Mrs. Wm. Carey is visiting Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Mahoney is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Wm. Brown.

 

Mr. Jno. McLean has returned from the West.

 

The “Morriston Stock Farm” has shipped lately some of its famous Shorthorns to Weston, Renfrew, Iona, Hespeler, and Alberta.

 

Miss Susanna Martin has returned home from Crediton.

 

Mrs. Morris returned home from Guelph Hospital on Monday.

 

Mr. Jacob Fritz’s sale of farm stock and implements will take place on Friday November 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

November 26th 1912.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Brown and family were visiting in the village this week.

 

Mr. Lewis Gregor is putting another story on his house.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney and family returned home after spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown.

 

Mr. Charles Brown, Roy Barrett, and Murl Brown returned home to Toronto after spending a few days in the village.

 

Mrs. David Morlock has returned home.

 

Mr. Hodges spent Sunday at his home here.

 

There were rumours of a court case this morning, but it has all blown over.

 

Mr. Fred Schultz is home from Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blaney, of Hamilton, returned home after spending a few days with Mr. C. A. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Wm. Carey, of Hamilton, returned home after visiting her sister, Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

December 3rd 1912.

 

Miss Hauch is visiting friends in the village.

 

Jas. Leith is spending a few days at his home here.

 

E. Morlock arrived on Sunday morning from the West.

 

A few of our village people took in St. Andrew’s concert, Monday night.

 

Jno. Leith is visiting in the village.

 

The rural telephone is being put in this district.

 

The friends and neighbours of South Puslinch gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meldrum, presenting Mr. Meldrum with a gold-headed cane and Mrs. Meldrum with a purse of gold.  Mr. D. McNaughton acted as chairman and Mr. Wilkinson read the address.  The rest of the evening was spent in games and dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

December 23rd 1912.

 

Reverend J. C. Morlock, of New Hamburg, was visiting in the village last week.

 

The “Morriston Stock Farm” shipped last week some more Shorthorns and Tamworths to Iona.

 

W. and S. Morlock had one of the largest crowds seen at a sale for a long time.  Their stock was in excellent condition and prices were good.

 

Mrs. Gayer is spending the Christmas holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Chisholm, of West Toronto.

 

Mr. Elfner, who has been laid up for the last few days, is improving in health.

 

Mr. Jno. Leith, of Port McNicoll, is spending the holidays in the village.

 

Mrs. C. A. Binkley is visiting her father in Walkerton.

 

The Independent Order of Foresters met in their hall on Saturday evening, December 21st and elected the following officers for 1913:

 

C.R.

- Russell Binkley

 

 

V.C.R.

- Fred Finkbeiner

 

 

Rec. Sec.

- Mrs. Jno. Wilkinson

 

 

Fin. Sec.

– A. C. Binkley

 

 

Treas.

- Jno. Fahrner

 

 

Orator:

- Jno. Fahrner

 

 

S.W.

- Jno. Penrice

 

 

               J.W.

- Jno. McLean

 

 

S.B.

- D. Morlock

 

 

J.B.

- Geo. Finkbeiner

 

 

C.D.

- A. Parnell

 

 

Physician:

- Dr. J. H. King

 

 

Duff’s Church Sunday School intends holding its annual entertainment on Friday December 27th.  All are invited.

 

Miss Minnie Munch, of Toronto, is spending a few days with her parents, here.

 

Mrs. James Leith and Miss L. Morlock attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Sander, at Speedside, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Ed. Beaver is visiting at the home of Mr. Jos. McIntyre.

 

Mr. Dean, of Jersey City, is spending the holidays at the home of Jas. McIntyre.

 

Miss Nora Smith is visiting her parents here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

December 31st 1912.

 

Miss King, of Chatham, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. H. King.

 

The many friends of Fred Finkbeiner are sorry to hear that he is in such ill health at the present time.

 

Mr. Roy Cartwright, of Strabane, spent last Sunday in town.

 

The annual Christmas tree in the G.E. Church was a great success.  The kiddies were delighted with the kindness of dear old Santa Claus.

 

The employees of the Bell Telephone Company have returned from their homes at various points.

 

Mrs. Jas. Laing is spending the holidays in Buffalo.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hodges spent Christmas in Hamilton.

 

Mrs. W. Binkley, of Drumbo, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Fahrner.

 

Mr. Jno. Leith returned home after spending a week in Guelph and Campbellville.

 

Mr. George Nicol, of Moose Jaw, is home for the winter.

 

Mrs. Dawson, of Toronto, is the guest of Mrs. Wm. Winer.

 

The annual meeting of the school board for S.S. No. 8, Puslinch, was held on Thursday December 26th in the Morriston School.  Mr. Wm. Brown was appointed chairman, Mr. Jno. Penrice, Secretary-Treasurer, and Mr. C. A. Binkley was elected as the successor to Mr. D. A. McNaughton.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner, of Toronto, is the guest of her parents over the holidays.

 

Mr. Jacob Fritz, of Guelph, is a visitor in town this week.

 

Miss Minnie Munch, of Toronto, is home for the holidays.

 

Mr. Wm. Aikens, of Galt, is the guest of Mr. Jas. Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beaver, of London, returned home after a pleasant holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

January 7th 1913.

 

Mrs. D. E. Morlock returned home after visiting friends in Galt.

 

“The Morriston Stock Farm” is shipping this week Shorthorns to Stevensville and Tamworths to Milton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner and family, of Port Burwell, visited friends here this week.

 

The Misses Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent the holiday with their parents, here.

 

We are glad to hear that Fred Finkbeiner, who was taken to the hospital last week, is improving.

 

Miss Mabel Winer entertained a few of her friends on New Year’s evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Brown and son visited Galt this week.

 

Dr. Beaver has returned to Toronto.

 

Miss Meta Morlock returned to Beamsville.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

January 28th 1913.

 

Miss Annie Laing, of Waterloo, is visiting at her home here.

 

Mr. Wm. Morlock, who has been visiting friend at Crediton, has returned home.

 

Miss Gladys Laing is visiting friends at Ingersol.

 

Mr. Russell Binkley is at Avon, assisting his brother George, at taking stock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mills, of Saybrook, Penssylvania, have returned home.

 

Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown, at present.

 

Mrs. John Bickley, of Manitoba, is visiting friends here at present.

 

The funeral of the late Mrs. K. Cameron took place to the Crown Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

 

We are glad to hear that Mr. Geo. McPherson, who has been seriously ill, is recovering.

 

The concert and ball, under the auspices of the I.O.F., last Wednesday night, was a decided success in every respect.

 

The young gentlemen of the village are holding a social assembly in the I.O.F. Hall on Friday evening, January 31st.  Music will be furnished by Markle’s Orchestra, of Guelph.

 

Mr. C. A. Binkley and clerks are busy at present, engaged in taking stock.

 

 Mr. Mitchell Steel is home on a visit from the West.

 

Mr. Eli Winer, who has been on a visit to Dakota and Chicago, has returned home.

 

Reverend Mr. Horn, of Toronto, occupied the pulpit in Duff’s Church on Sunday last.  We are glad to hear that Reverend Mr. Lawrence is recovering from his recent illness.

 

Dan Patch and the Aberfoyle Bell had a lively race on the Brock Road on Saturday evening.  We were glad to hear that our favourite, Dan, came out ahead, once more.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

March 4th 1913.

 

The Foresters of Court Puslinch, No. 51, of Morriston, paid a visit to the Aberfoyle Foresters, last Thursday evening, and report a very good time.

 

The Ladies’ Aid of the G.E. Church intend holding a social on Thursday evening, March 13th.  A programme will be given consisting of solos, choruses, duets, quartets, et cetera.  Lunch will be served after the programme.  Admission is 15 cents.

 

Mr. Jno. Leith has gone to Port McNichol after a prolonged visit with friends in Morriston and Campbellville.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winer returned home after visiting in Crediton.

 

Reverend Mr. Hauch preached in Crediton on Sunday February 23rd.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown shipped a carload of cattle to Toronto on Monday.

 

We are sorry to hear of the illness of our teacher, Miss Kilgour, and hope for her speedy recovery.

 

Mr. Simon Morlock is visiting friends in Toronto.

 

The Borden Club, of Guelph, intends paying a visit to Morriston on Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

March 11th 1913.

 

Mrs. W. Binkley, of Drumbo, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Fahrner.

 

Mrs. Swears, the organizer for the I.O.F., is canvassing this district.

 

Mr. E. Morlock returned after a pleasant visit with Hespeler friends.

 

The funeral of the late Christena McLean, of Badenoch, took place on Monday, March 10th.

 

Mr. George Brown is visiting in Toronto.

 

The Bell Telephone gang is wiring through Badenoch.

 

Mr. John Gregor, of Guelph Junction, is visiting at his home, here.

 

Mr. Fred Dunkie, sub-foreman of the Bell Telephone Company, is spending a few days at home.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

April 1st 1913.

 

Many of the people of this community are busy repairing their property that was destroyed by Good Friday’s wind storm.

 

A number of our young people expect to attend the Aberfoyle concert on Friday night.

 

Quite a number of ladies have joined the I.O.F. court here.

 

Mr. B. Brown, of Aberfoyle, passed away on Tuesday morning.  The sympathy of the town is extended to his aged mother, sisters and brothers, and to his devoted wife.

 

  Mr. James McEdward and son shipped two carloads of choice butcher cattle and hogs to the Toronto market on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

April 30th 1913.

 

Mr. James McEdwards and son shipped two carloads of choice butcher cattle and hogs from Puslinch Station to the Toronto market on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston Village

May 6th 1913.

 

Mrs. C. Morlock Junior and family left on Tuesday for Berlin, where they will reside in the future.

 

The many friends of Mr. Fred Finkbeiner are very sorry to hear of his illness and hope for his speedy recovery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown spent the weekend in Galt.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, spent Sunday with Mrs. Fahrner Senior.

 

Misses Louisa and Lorinda Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent Sunday at their home, here.

 

Miss Sophia Hingleman, of Hamilton, is visiting at her home here.

 

Reverend Mr. Hauck and his family will leave for Campden, on Friday.  The best wishes of the community go with them to their new field of labour.

 

Messrs. James Stewart and Stanley Irwin, of Toronto, were visitors in town last Sunday.

 

Miss Olive Daniels, of Arkell, was a visitor in town last Sunday.

 

Miss Babb, of MacDonald Hall, Guelph, spent the weekend with Mrs. King.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 19th 1913.

 

Miss Alice Becker, of Guelph, is visiting at Mrs. B. Brown’s.

 

The friends of Mr. Fred Finkbeiner are pleased to see that he has returned from the hospital, in improved health.

 

Mr. Jas. Stewart, of Toronto, was a weekend visitor.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Moon, of Berlin, are visiting at D. E. Morlock’s.

 

Mr. Jas. Bach, of Toledo, is visiting friends in the village.

 

Mr. Alex McGinnis is improving after his recent accident.

 

Miss Sophia Hough and her brother, Ira, spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Fahrner Senior.

 

Mr. Jno. Huether, while enjoying a ride on the motor cycle, met with an accident that might have proved fatal.

 

 Mr. Jno. Dowson, of Toronto, is visiting at the home of Mr. Wm. Winer.

 

A valuable fur was found on the Brock Road between Guelph and Morriston.  Owner may have same by calling at C. A. Binkley’s store and proving property.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hanning is visiting friends at Brantford, Hamilton, and Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Langton and Mrs. Slater, of Waterdown, visited at the home of Mr. Jno. Fahrner, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

Fell 30 Feet from Pole

June 2nd 1913.

 

A lineman, on Saturday, at Morriston, fell 30 feet to the ground, having three ribs fractured, and it is feared, sustaining severe internal injuries.  It is thought that he had unhooked one strap before climbing the pole, and when attaching himself, hooked up only the other one, so that when he let his weight on the strap, he fell to the ground.

 

He was immediately removed to Heskell’s Hotel, in Morriston, and a doctor was hurriedly summoned, when it was found that the injuries were so severe as to prevent his removal.  It is reported today that the unfortunate man is somewhat better, and hopes are held out for his recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

June 3rd 1913.

 

Mrs. G. Gregor, of Kilmanagh, Michigan, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Jno. Gayer.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown spent Sunday with friends at Guelph.

 

Mrs. Stahl visited at Hamilton on Saturday.

 

The Misses Clara and Ida Fritz, of Guelph, visited at the home of Mr. Geo. Finkbeiner, on Sunday.

 

Messrs. Wm. Brown and Thomas Ayres left for a trip to Muskoka.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hanning returned home after a pleasant visit with Brantford friends.

 

One of the employees of the Bell Telephone Co. met with an accident on Saturday morning last, falling from a thirty-five foot pole.  He is now doing nicely.

 

H. A. Stewart and Neil Stewart returned from Muskoka with two carloads of cattle.

 

Mr. Geo. Hanning left for Muskoka on Tuesday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

June 16th 1913.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dave McNaughton, of Los Angeles, California, are visiting at the home of Mr. H. Stewart.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt, of Walkerton, spent the weekend at the home of C. A. Binkley.

 

Miss Alice Ames, of Guelph, spent a few days with her parents, of this place.

 

Dr. Hilliard, of Waterloo, called on friends in the village on Saturday.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner returned to Toronto, after spending a week at her home here.

 

Mrs. Geo. Meldrum and Miss Elma, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Mrs. E. Winer.

 

Reverend A. Kreh, of Chicago, preached a very impressive sermon in the G. E. Church on Sunday last, in the evening.

 

Mrs. Geo. Binkley and family, of Avon, visited at the home of Mrs. C. W. Binkley, last week.

 

Mr. Finnamore, of Puslinch, has moved into the village.

 

Mrs. Jno. Gayer, Mr. and Mrs. P. Schultz, and Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Durnin are attending the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. P. Zinn, of Hanover.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Walker, of Hamilton, spent the weekend in town, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hodges.

 

Messrs. Brown and Ayres returned from Muskoka with a carload of cattle.

 

Owing to the severe electric storm on Sunday evening, some of the local telephones were out of commission.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown visited at Guelph on Sunday.

 

The I.O.F. is holding a picnic to Burlington Beach on Friday, June 27th.  Train leaves Puslinch at 6:55 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

June 23rd 1913.

 

Mrs. Carey and her son, Cecil, of Hamilton, are visiting at the home of Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Geo. Finkbeiner returned home after spending two weeks in Toronto.

 

The I.O.F will hold its annual picnic to Burlington Beach on Friday June 27th.  The train leaves Puslinch Station at 6:55 a.m.  All are welcome to take advantage of this excursion.

 

Miss Louisa Finkbeiner returned to Toronto after spending a couple of months at her home here.

 

Messrs. Norman Beaver, Harry Schultz, and Wm. Ames are attending camp at Pettawawa.

 

The ratepayers have been looking for some action on the part of the committee of the hamlet.  Over a year has lapsed since even a meeting was held to consult or arrange for completing the walks, which are getting in bad shape.  Any accidents from broken planks would mean a suit for damages.

 

Three of our expert ball players have been assisting the Freelton team this season.

 

The I.O.F. will hold its service in Duff’s Church on Sunday evening, July 6th.  Reverend O. McGillivray, of Toronto, will be the speaker on the occasion.

 

Dr. McEdwards and Mr. McBeth, of Hamilton, visited at the home of Mr. Jas. Laing, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Jno. Leith and Miss Taylor, of Campbellville, visited in the village on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Scroggie, of Guelph, is spending a few days with her niece, Mrs. Laing.

 

Miss Julia Hauck left on Monday for her home in Campden, having remained here until after the entrance examinations.

 

Misses Gladys Laing and Pearl Fahrner spent the weekend with Mrs. Jas. Holliday, of Strabane.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

July 7th 1913.

 

Miss Ethel Riley, of Toronto, is holidaying at the home of Mrs. Brown Senior.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Binkley on the arrival of a young son.

 

Miss Martha Fahrner spent the holiday in Drumbo.

 

Miss Annie Laing of Waterloo, is home on her vacation.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan spent the holiday at Drumbo and the weekend at the home of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mr. Grenlie, of Hamilton, is visiting at the home of Mr. Finnamore.

 

Miss Minnie Munch, of Toronto, spent the holiday at her home here.

 

Mr. Jno. Leith, of Campbellville, spent the weekend in town.

 

Mrs. Jno. Fahrner is holidaying at Port Burwell.

 

The holiday passed off very quietly here, owing to so many picnics and garden parties in this neighbourhood.

 

It is to be hoped that horse racing will be cut out in this village, as it was a disgrace on Sunday evening.

 

Mrs. F. Kistenmacher is visiting at Berlin.

 

A number of people from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Mast, of Hespeler, on Saturday last.

 

Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

July 22nd 1913.

 

Mr. James McEdwards, of Puslinch Station, returned from Muskoka with a carload of lambs and also a number of milch cows, on Saturday.

 

The carpenter is busy at C. L. McDonald’s new house, which will make quite an improvement to the Station.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

July 28th 1913.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hodges returned home on Saturday, after a week’s visit in Detroit.

 

Mr. Clarence Dowson, of Toronto, is holidaying at the home of Wm. Winer.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner and Mr. S. Irving, of Toronto, are the guests of Mrs. Geo. Finkbeiner, for a few days.

 

Miss Gladys Laing returned home after spending three weeks in Toronto.

 

Quite a number from here intend taking in the Old Home week, at Guelph, this week.

 

Miss Hilda Schultz returned to Toronto after spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Schultz.

 

Mrs. A. E. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, is spending a few days at her home here.

 

The villagers are all pleased to hear the old bell ringing again.

 

Col. Wm. Nicol and daughter, Jessie, left on Tuesday for Saskatchewan.

 

Mrs. Wm. Armstrong, of Buffalo, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Laing.

 

Mrs. M. W. Binkley, of Drumbo, is the guest of her mother, Mrs. E. Fahrner.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

August 19th 1913.

 

Miss Elma Meldrum, of Guelph, is the guest of Miss Mabel Winer for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Riley, of Toronto, were weekend visitors at the home of Mrs. Brown Senior.

 

Mrs. C. W. Binkley is visiting friends in Hamilton this week.

 

The annual Sunday School picnic of the G.E. Church will be held in “Laing’s Park”, on Thursday afternoon of this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Kistenmacher left on Tuesday on a trip to Michigan.

 

Mrs. W. Moore, of Toronto, is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Jas. Laing.

 

Mrs. Schultz and Mrs. Durnin were centennial visitors at Hamilton, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm, of Toronto, visited at the home of Mrs. Gayer last week.

 

Miss Stella Dowson returned to Toronto after spending several weeks with her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Winer.

 

Miss Mayme Finnamore visited at Hamilton last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stahl spent Sunday at Freelton, the guests of Mrs. Hilborn.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

August 26th 1913.

 

Mr. Jacob Fritz, of Guelph, was renewing old acquaintances in town this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Weeks, of Hamilton, are visitors at the home of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner, of Drumbo, are holidaying in the village.

 

Miss Viola Johnson, of Elmira, is the guest of Mrs. Jno. Wilkinson, for a few days.

 

Dr. D. McEdwards and Mr. P. McBeth, of Hamilton, and also Mr. Wm. Moore, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. Jas. Laing, on Sunday.

 

Miss Lydia Fahrner returned home on Monday, after spending several days with Drumbo friends.

 

A few of the young people intend taking in the garden party at Freelton, on Tuesday.

 

Mrs. Cassel, of Dundee, is the guest of Mrs. S. Stahl.

 

Miss Wayne (Mayme?) Finnamore spent the weekend at Acton.

 

Mrs. Jno. Martin and son, Alex, are visiting at Niagara Falls.

 

Mrs. J. R. Binkley is spending a few days at Toronto.

 

Mr. Jas. Brown visited at Hamilton, on Monday.

 

Quite a number from here are attending the Toronto show.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

September 9th 1913.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Vogt, of Walkerton, spent the weekend at the home of C. A. Binkley.

 

Mr. Schreiber, of Galt, visited at the home of D. Morlock, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Aikens, of Guelph, is spending a few days at the home of Wm. Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Kistenmacher returned home on Friday after a pleasant visit in Michigan.

 

The many friends of Mrs. Wm. Brown are pleased to see her at home again and improved in health.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner returned to Drumbo on Monday after spending two weeks’ vacation at their home here.

 

Mr. Dan Schlegal spent a few days at Berlin and Waterloo last week.

 

Miss Edna Sanderson left on Tuesday for her home in Elmira.

 

Mrs. Carey, of Hamilton, and Mrs. McKittrick, of Victoria, B.C., are the guests of Mrs. C. W. Binkley.

 

Mrs. Wm. Moore returned to Toronto after spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. James Laing.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

September 15th 1913.

 

Mr. Norman Beaver returned from London on Monday.

 

Mrs. L. Moyer and son, Ira, of Beamsville, were visitors at the home of Mr. Jno. Fahrner, last week.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stewart on the arrival of a young daughter.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Elfner returned home last week after a pleasant visit at Beamsville.

 

Miss M. Kroh is visiting friends at Mildmay.

 

Messrs. Geo. Hanning and Wm. Brown left last week for Muskoka.

 

A meeting of the hamlet was held on September 2nd in the I.O.F. Hall.  The following committee was appointed: C. A. Binkley, Geo. Finkbeiner, and H. A. Stewart.  Jno. Hingleman was recommended for commissioner.  S. Brown was appointed to look after stray animals and impound them, keep bicyclists from riding on the walks, and stop auto speeding through the hamlet.

 

 

 

 

 

Says He Will Pay $25 for Names of the Guilty Parties

September 29th 1913.

 

A Guelph automobile owner, who made a trip to Hamilton yesterday, was in an indignant frame of mind when he called up the Mercury this morning.  It appears that last night when on his way home, he narrowly escaped running into an obstruction placed across the road at Morriston, by boys.  They had piled planks, used in the construction of concrete sidewalks, which are being laid there, across the road.  Protruding through the planks were spikes five inches long, which would have played havoc with his tires had he not seen the obstruction in time and slowed up.  He had happened to notice that there was a rough spot near the crossing on his way down, otherwise he would not have slowed up and would have run into the obstruction.  He intends offering a reward of $25 for information leading to the conviction of the offenders.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

September 30th 1913.

 

Miss Lillian Summerville, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of Wm. Brown.

 

Mr. C. Wurtz, of Hamilton, visited friends in the village on Sunday.

 

The annual township fair will be held at Aberfoyle, on Tuesday October 7th.  The Galt Burn’s Club Kiltie Band will furnish music for the occasion.

 

Mrs. A. C. Binkley is visiting in Walkerton.

 

The repairing of some of the old walks is a great improvement to the village.

 

Dr. McEdwards, of Hamilton, visited at the home of Mr. Jas. Laing, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Jno. Provan, of Toronto,… (incomplete)

 

 

 

 

 

Claim that They Know the Miscreants

October 2nd 1913.

 

Prosecutions May Follow the Piling of Barricade on Road at Morriston

 

“They aren’t just boys, they’re grown men, and they will go to any length, as they are not restrained by the law,” said a party to the Mercury reporter today, when reference was made to the article in yesterday’s paper in regard to the nail-covered boards that were piled on the road at Morriston, with intent to injure automobile tires.  This sort of thing, it is understood, is all too common in this village.  Buggies have been destroyed wholly or partially, harness has been cut, and other objectionable damage done, under the impression that there was something smart about it.  It might also be stated that the identity of the “smart alecks” who obstructed the road with nail studded boards on Sunday is definitely known.  Perhaps the prosecution that will follow will put an end to practices that have given Morriston, otherwise a first class community, a bad name at times.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

October 6th 1913.

 

Mr. Tilt and family, of Blair, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. F. Kistenmacher.

 

Mrs. Jas. Laing visited at Waterloo last week.

 

Mr. William Weeks, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mr. F. Eckart, of Beamsville, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. Jno. Fahrner.

 

Mrs. Strongman, of Hamilton, is visiting at the home of Mrs. Stahl.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Small, of Philadelphia, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. Welsh.

 

Noticed in Passing

 

At Aberfoyle fair, a prize was given for bed socks.  We’ve heard of men going to bed with their boots on, but surely the men of Puslinch are not so cold blooded that they have to resort to bed socks.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

October 14th 1913.

 

Messrs. Brown, Haskell, and Kistenmacher motored to Caledonia on Friday, where they attended the fair.

 

Mrs. Jas. Chisholm, of Toronto, visited at the home of Mrs. Gayer, last week.

 

Mr. Jas Kennedy, of Toronto, was the guest of Mr. Jas Laing, last Tuesday.

 

Miss Clara Schultz left for Toronto where she intends taking a position as stenographer.

 

The “Morriston Stock Farm” shipped this week three fine Shorthorn cattle to Beamsville.

 

Messrs. Wm. Brown and Geo. Hanning left on Monday for Muskoka.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 21st 1913.

 

The following were visitors in town over the holiday:  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Beaver, of London, Mr. Norman Beaver, of Toronto, Miss Gladys Johnston, of Galt, Miss Annie Laing, of Waterloo, Mr. W. Riley and Miss Lydia Riley, of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph, Mrs. Lubke and Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, of Hamilton, Mr. J. Provan, of Toronto, Mr. Jno. Leith, of Streetsville, the Misses Kate, Louisa, and Lorinda Finkbeiner, of Toronto, Messrs. Hull, Stewart, and Irving, of Toronto, Mr. Jacob Fritz, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Quillman, of Toronto.

 

Mr. Jno. Fahrner and daughter, Ina, spent Thanksgiving at Port Burwell.

 

Mrs. D. E. Morlock, Miss Carman Morlock, Mrs. Finnamore, and Miss Mayme Finnamore spent the holiday at Galt.

 

Mr. A. C. Binkley visited at Walkerton over the holiday.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Westlake on the arrival of a young daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

November 25th 1913.

 

Miss Lizzie McIntyre returned home last week after a delightful visit at Swan River, Manitoba.

 

Miss Cora Brown, of West Toronto, is spending a few weeks in town, the guest of Mrs. D. E. Morlock.

 

Miss Mary McNevin, of Kilbride, spent the weekend with Miss Mayme Finkbeiner.

 

The Misses Clara and Ida Fritz, of Guelph, visited friends her on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown returned home on Saturday, after spending a couple of weeks with friends at Guelph.

 

Mrs. Keffer, of Hespeler, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. B. Brown, this week.

 

Revival meetings are being held in the G. E. Church this week.  The Reverend W. Ruby, of Hespeler, is assisting the pastor, Reverend D. Kreb.

 

Mrs. Jno. Gayer left on Monday for Detroit, where she will spend a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Maynes.

 

Mr. Wm. Weeks, of Hamilton, is spending a few days with his grandmother, Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mr. Wm. Brown has erected a fine new ice house on his premises.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

December 2nd 1913.

 

Mrs. C. W. Binkley and granddaughter, Gertrude, are spending a couple of weeks in Toronto.

 

Mr. Frank Beaver and his niece, Miss Snell, of Dashwood, are the guest of Mr. B. Jacobs for a few weeks.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner, of Toronto, is spending a few days at her home here.

 

Mrs. Geo. Finkbeiner is visiting in Toronto this week.

 

Miss Mabel Winer spent the weekend at Hespeler.

 

Mr. Stanley Irwin, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. Geo. Finkbeiner.

 

Mrs. D. E. Morlock and the Misses Nesbitt, Finnamore, and Brown visited at Galt over the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

February 2nd 1914.

 

Mrs. Jno. Gayer returned home on Wednesday after a two-month visit at Detroit.

 

Mrs. Wm. Brown is visiting friends in Hamilton.

 

The I.O.F. is holding a concert and ball in the Town Hall, at Morriston, on Friday February 13th.  The following will furnish the programme: Jas. Fax, Donald McGregor, Mabel Manley Packard, and Miss Marie Sheehan.

 

Mrs. D. E. Morlock was the hostess of a delightful card party on Friday evening last, about twenty-five guests being present.  A very enjoyable time was spent by all.

 

We are very glad to hear that Mr. Jas. Martin, who for the past week has been suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, is progressing favourably.

 

 

 

 

 

Mentioned in the Moffat News

April 7th 1914.

 

Mr. James Lowrie, of Moffat, sold his sorrel horse to Mr. Andrew Elliott, of Morriston.

 

 

 

 

 

Auction Sale of Hotel Property and Contents

in the Village of Morriston

 

There will be offered for sale at public auction on

Thursday, the 30th Day of April, A.D. 1914,

at 10 o’ clock in the forenoon, by James McDonald, auctioneer,

 

The Property known as the Morriston Hotel,

 and the furniture and contents thereof. 

_______________

 

The land consists of part of the rear half of Lot 31, Concession 7, Township of Puslinch, being composed of the following village Lots, in the Village of Morriston:

 

Firstly,

Village Lot 2, from Queen to Victoria Street.

 

Secondly,

Village Lot 3, in the said Village of Morriston, south of Queen Street.

 

Thirdly,

A parcel or tract of land containing 7 perches, lying behind said village Lot 3.

 

Fourthly,

A parcel of land containing 1 and 62/100 perches, lying behind said village Lot 3, all fully described in the deed from John Vogt to Louis Haskell, dated 18th September, A.D. 1912.

 

The furniture and contents of the hotel ─ chairs, tables, organ, stoves, brass bedsteads, dressers and stands, mattresses, bed clothes, toilet sets, pictures, sewing machines, sofas, walnut sideboards, refrigerator, dining table, extension, clocks, hall rack, tubs, wringers, National cash register, hot water boiler, glasses and pumps, writing desk, carpets, dinner bell, dishes, spoons, knives, and forks, curtains, and other articles.

 

The above hotel property and contents will first be offered in block, and if not sold as such, they will be offered for sale separately.

 

Terms of sale for the hotel property ─ 10 percent cash at the time of the sale, and balance in 30 days, for goods and chattels ─ cash.  Further terms and conditions will be made known at the time of the sale, and can be had in the meantime on application to Kenneth McLean, Vendor’s Solicitor, or James McDonald, Auctioneer.

 

Dated at the City of Guelph, this 14th day of April, A.D. 1914.

 

K. McLean,

Vendor’s Solicitor.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

April 19th 1915.

 

Miss Nesbitt has returned after spending Easter at her home in Fergus.

 

Mrs. C. Morlock, of Berlin, spent a few days in town.

 

Mrs. L. McLean was visiting in Toronto last week.

 

Mr. Graham, of Claremont, spent the weekend with Mr. Peter Beaver.

 

Mr. Hodges, Principal of the Rockwood school, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

The box social, held in Badenoch last Friday evening, was a decided success in every respect.

 

There was a large crowd in attendance at the song service in the Evangelical Church on Sunday evening.

 

The many friends of Mr. Donald Clark will be pleased to hear that he is improving from his recent illness.

 

Miss Mabel Winer entertained the Sewing Club on Tuesday evening.

 

From all appearances, baseball will be a popular pastime among the young people this summer, especially the ladies, who had their first practice on Victoria Street, one afternoon last week.

 

Reverend Dr. McGillivray, of Guelph, occupied the pulpit in Duff’s Presbyterian Church, last Sunday morning.

 

The roads are again dry.  Many autoists took advantage of them on Sunday, by taking a spin for pleasure, some of them, exceeding the speed limit.  Should they continue in racing through our village and over-running the road law, our authorities will make an example of the offenders.

 

The young gentlemen, who are in the habit of removing buggies from where they are left, had better stop the practice, or a police court case will follow.

 

Parties having items for the Morriston news will please leave same at Mrs. Lou McLean’s, not later than Monday night of each week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

April 26th 1915.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Beaver, of London, spent the weekend at the former’s home here.

 

Mr. Wm. Nichol has gone to the West on a visit to his sons.

 

Miss Stewart is a visitor at the home of Mr. H. A. Stewart.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Vogt, also Miss Florence, of Walkerton, are visiting with Mr. A. C. Binkley.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney spent Sunday with Mr. Wm. Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. P. Jardine and some friends, of Hespeler, called on Mrs. McLean, this week.

 

Mr. W. H. Beaver, of Berlin, was a business visitor in town last week.

 

Several from here attended the funeral on Saturday afternoon of Mr. Chisholm, which took place from his late residence, Parkdale.  The late Mr. Chisholm was a son-in-law of Mrs. John Gayer, of this place.  The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved widow and family.

 

The farmers are very busy with spring seeding; many will be finished by the end of the week.  The fall wheat has wintered very well and is looking quite healthy.

 

The many friends of the Reverend Mr. Kreh will be glad to hear that the conference that was held in Milverton, quite recently, has stationed him with us for another year.

 

The Reverend Mr. Crosier, of Guelph, occupied the pulpit in Duff’s Church, last Sunday.

 

In less than a month, the sanitary inspector will expect all manure pits to be removed from the village.  The majority of those who keep horses have, no doubt, a copy of the section dealing with the matter; therefore no excuse will avail or be accepted.

 

Mrs. Brown, of the temperance hotel, has purchased a new Ford auto, also Mr. Otto Rappolt.

 

There was a very large crowd in the village on Saturday.  The shed accommodation seems to be quite small, as indicated by the number of rigs tied up at posts.  Wake up, villagers, and hold a concert or garden party and put the proceeds towards new sheds.  Mrs. McLean has opened her ice cream parlour for the season and did a rushing business on Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 3rd 1915.

 

Mr. McMaster, of Guelph, occupied the pulpit in Duff’s Church last Sunday.

 

Mr. Wm. Fahrner, of Port Burwell, spent Sunday with his parents here.

 

Reverend Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morlock, of New Hamburg, spent Sunday with their father.

 

Miss Nesbitt spent the weekend in Killean.

 

Mrs. D. E. Morlock and daughter, Carman, have returned after spending the winter in Buffalo.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Brown motored to Hamilton on Sunday.

 

Mr. John Winer spent several days…(incomplete)

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 6th 1915.

 

The caterpillars have arrived in great numbers.  People are taking every precaution to get rid of them.

 

Mr. Eli Winer is having his farm house remodelled.  Engelman and Dunkie, of this place, have the contract.  Mr. Joseph Cole, who has the farm rented for a number of years, is an up-to-date farmer, and says that he likes the lay of the land and the look of the people in this vicinity.

 

It is rumoured that the local politicians are around scouting the country, no doubt, getting ready for the coming election.  According to reports, we think that it’s time that Laurier gets back again, to get the debt reduced.

 

The funeral of the late Mr. Davidson, of Guelph, took place to Crown Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.  The late Mr. Davidson was father-in-law of Mr. Ed. Taylor, of Guelph.

 

The I.O.F. lodge of this place has decided to hold its meetings only once a month during the summer months, the 1st Saturday of each month.

 

What is the matter with the amusement committees of the three lodges getting together and holding a joint picnic to Puslinch Lake next month?

 

Mr. Shea, of Hamilton, is busy putting up lightning rods in this vicinity, at present.

 

Sergeant Wilkinson is having his house on Victoria Street remodelled and painted.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

May 11th 1915.

 

Mrs. Wilkinson was visiting at Galt and Clyde, last week.

 

J. J. Mahoney and family motored to Morriston on Sunday and spent the day at the home of Mr. W. Brown.

 

Miss Mae Watson, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Mrs. A. Marshall.

 

Mrs. John Quillman, of West Toronto, spent Saturday with relatives in the village.

 

Mrs. Finkbeiner and Miss Lamb visited with their parents at Moffat, last week.

 

Miss Dempsey spent the weekend at her home in Moffat.

 

The S.O.S. (Sons of Scotland) held its regular meeting on Saturday night.  Mr. Daniel McNaughton was appointed delegate to attend the grand camp meeting in Hamilton on June 22nd.  Mr. John Penrice was appointed alternative.

 

Mr. Eli Winer and a gang of men have gone to West Monkton to do some ballasting on the Guelph and Goderich line of the C.P.R.

 

One of our enterprising young ladies is at present working on a device that will greatly add to the conditions of sewerage disposal systems in country dwellings.  We are informed that she intends interviewing the Provincial Board of Health.  If they think favourably of the invention, she may apply for a patent.

 

Miss Gladys Lang entertained the Sewing Club on Monday evening.  Several candidates were initiated, and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all.

 

Spring and green grass are here again, and so is the usual nuisance of stock running at large on the village streets and township roads.  We would call the attention of those whose stock are pasturing on the roads without being herded, that there is a township bylaw prohibiting this, and if stock is found running at large, they will be put in the village pound.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

May 18th 1915.

 

The Reverend Mr. Lawrence occupied his pulpit on Sunday.  His congregation was pleased to see him in his place again.

 

Mr. John McPherson’s little daughter, Annie, had the misfortune to fall and break her arm, last week.

 

Mrs. John Gayer and Miss Zinn have returned from West Toronto.

 

Many old friends were pleased to see Mr. Peter McLean, of Hamilton, who is visiting his brother, Mr. D. McLean, of Badenoch.

 

Mrs. D. Telfer is visiting Mrs. J. Clark, in Badenoch.

 

Mr. E. Smith, E. Kieffer, and Mrs. Walker, of Hespeler, called on relatives in the village on Sunday.

 

Constable H. Stevens and two Guelph men were surveying the village.  We think that some of the farms will be turned into village lots and a real estate will be opened up shortly.

 

Messrs. Finn, Gabili, Murphy, and Gill, of Hespeler, motored to Morriston on Sunday and spent the day with Mr. John Huether.

 

Miss Mabel Winer entertained the sewing circle on Monday evening.  The new members were all given the second degree.  The proposed picnic to Niagara was laid on the table till next meeting.

 

Despite the cold weather on Monday, a couple of our enterprising young ladies were noticed fishing on the village lake.

 

Mr. McArthur, of Owen Sound, visited Sergeant Wilkinson before enlisting to go to the front again.

 

Mrs. Chas. W. Gregor and children, Gordon and Catherine, arrived home on Tuesday evening, having spent last week visiting her mother, who lies dangerously ill at Cass City, Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

May 25th 1915.

 

Mr. Robert Stewart, of Hamilton, is visiting at the home of Mr. Neil Stewart.

 

Miss Pearl Fahrner spent the holiday in Toronto, the guest of Mr. and Miss Morris.

 

The Misses Kate and Lorinda Finkbeiner were home for Victoria Day.

 

Miss Clara Schultz and Miss L. Brownridge, of Toronto, were Sunday visitors in town.

 

Mrs. A. Munro and daughter were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, last week.

 

Mrs. Fauch, of Preston, is the guest of Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mrs. Tremain, of Galt, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Munch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bowden, of Toronto, are visitors at the home of Mr. John Ames.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Beaver, of London, and Mr. and Mrs. Riddell, of Guelph, , spent Sunday at the home of Peter Beaver.

 

Mr. John Provan, of Toronto, spent the holiday at his home here.

 

Miss Nesbitt spent the holiday at her home in Fergus.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Binkley, of Avon, were visitors in town on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Binkley and Mrs. C. W. Binkley motored to Burlington on Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and daughter, Gladys, and Miss Williamson, of Galt, spent the holiday with Sergeant and Mrs. Wilkinson.

 

Invitations are out for the Y.L.P.A. picnic to Puslinch Lake on Thursday, June 3rd.

 

We were all pleased to see the genial face of Mr. W. J. Hodges, Principal of the Rockwood School, who spent the holiday at his home here.

 

Our villages are still pestered with cattle that are roaming our streets and destroying our gardens during the night.  The township bylaw regarding cattle roaming at large without being herded will be strictly enforced if this nuisance is continued.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

June 9th 1915.

 

Miss Mae Finnamore was in Freelton on Wednesday, attending the Gavin-Hunter wedding.

 

Mr. D. E. Lang is in Buffalo.

 

Mr. G. B. Brown is in St. Jacobs, attending the G. E. Sunday School convention.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Keffer, of Hespeler, spent Saturday with friends here.

 

Several from here attended the dance held at Mr. D. McCaig’s last Thursday evening and report having a most enjoyable time.

 

The hymn of peace, written and composed by Mrs. James Leith of this village, was rendered by the choir of the Evangelical Church.  At the present time, nothing could be more appropriate.

 

Mr. G. Dawson and Miss Mary McBeath motored from Guelph and spent Sunday with Mr. John McNaughton.

 

Mr. W. Binkley and family, of Drumbo, motored up for Sunday.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, spent Sunday with Mrs. E. Fahrner.

 

A meeting will be held shortly to organize a Red Cross Society.

 

What might have been a serious accident happened this morning to Mr. R. Binkley, who drives the delivery wagon for his brother.  When opposite Mr. Peter Beaver’s farm on the Brock Road, the team took fright at an obstacle on the side of the road and bolted to the ditch, upsetting the wagon.  No serious damage was done, except a broken reach in the wagon and a few scratches on the horses.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Aikens spent Sunday with Mr. Wm. Brown.

 

The baseball team was organized on Saturday evening, and is open to play with any neighbouring team.

 

One of the most successful picnics that was ever held from the village was the one held to Puslinch Lake, under the auspices of the Y.P.L.A., last Thursday.  The weather was everything that could be desired for the occasion.  Some two hundred left the village in autos and covered rigs.  Everybody present reports having a most enjoyable time.  The ladies of the Y.P.L.A are to be congratulated for the success of the first picnic of the season.

 

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Tawse on Saturday evening, June 5th, there was a pleasant time spent in…(incomplete).

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

June 15th 1915.

 

Mr. Simon Morlock has returned from Kirksville, Missouri, where he has spent a successful year at the school of osteopathy.

 

The Badenoch Sunday School picnic will be held at Puslinch Lake on Thursday June 17th.

 

Complaints come from the south end of the township, regarding parties who are tampering with the mail boxes.  This is a serious offence and if the guilty parties are found out, they will be severely dealt with.

 

A great many of the autoists who come through this village pay little or no regard to the law when running about the streets, particularly in respect to the regulations with regard to lights.  Constable Stewart, however, is determined to force them to abide by the law.

 

The S.O.S. picnic to Puslinch Lake has been laid on the table for the present.

 

One of the local autoists, who stays out later than is advisable, states, on good authority, that one night recently, while journeying through the county of Wentworth, he saw the ghost in Beverly swamp that used to be the terror of the people of that county.

 

A public meeting to organize the Morriston Red Cross Society will be held in the I.O.F. Hall, on Wednesday June 23rd, at 3 o’ clock.  Mrs. Lett, President of the Guelph Red Cross Society, will address the meeting, and other speakers will be present.  Everybody is welcome.  Remember the boys who have answered the call of king and country.

 

It is with feelings of deep regret that we heard of the sad accident that caused the death of Malcolm Wilkinson, of Clyde, on Thursday morning last, he being well known here.  The funeral of Saturday afternoon was largely attended by many relatives of the deceased in Puslinch and vicinity.  The services were conducted by the Reverend Mr. McDonald, Presbyterian minister, of Galt.  Six nephews of the deceased acted as pallbearers.  Sergeant Wilkinson and Mrs. Wilkinson attended the funeral on Saturday afternoon to Killean Cemetery.

 

The caretaker of our public school has instructions to keep the flag flying as long as the war lasts.  When worn out, another will be furnished.  Our town has not gone in for much flag flying, though its patriotism is marked, but a little more colour would not be amiss.

 

Mr. W. H. Beaver, of Berlin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beaver, and Mrs. Jake Schultz motored to Woodstock on Sunday and spent the day with Dr. N. Beaver and Mr. Ed Beaver, of that town.

 

Miss M. Cady, of Hamilton, is the guest of Mrs. W. Brown.

 

Mrs. A. E. Laing spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Mr. Geo. Weeks, of Hamilton, was a visitor in town, last week.

 

Mr. John Bailey and Mr. Winters were visiting at Sergeant Wilkinson’s on Sunday.

 

Miss S. Mahoney, of Guelph, spent a few days in the village last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, of Hamilton, are visitors at the home of Mr. Frank Kistenmacher.

 

The Y.P.L.A. was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hodges on Monday evening.  All report having a good time.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

June 22nd 1915.

 

Mr. Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. Braendle and daughter and son, of Moorefield, Ontario, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beaver.  Mrs. Ed Beaver, of Woodstock, is visiting her parents.

 

Several persons from here took in the garden party at Aberfoyle, last Thursday evening.  All report having a good time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Welker, of Rochester, New York, Mrs. Graebel Senior, and Mr. and Mrs. Hagman, of Hespeler, motored to Guelph, to the O.A.C., and then to Morriston, to call upon Mrs. E. Fahrner.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beaver, Mrs. Jake Schultz, and Mr. W. H. Beaver motored to Berlin, last Friday, and spent the day visiting friends.

 

Mr. Hugh McDermid, of Berton, Manitoba, called on friends in the village.

 

Miss Laura Nesbit, of Fergus, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Nesbit, for the weekend.

 

The Misses Gladys and Lena Russell, of Laurel, are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. A. Marshall.

 

Mr. James Aikens, of Guelph, is spending a few weeks with his daughter, Mrs. W. Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F, Short, of Galt, spent Sunday with relatives in the village.

 

Mr. C. MacDonald and family spent Sunday at Puslinch Lake.

 

Duff’s Sunday School will hold the annual picnic on the grounds of Mr. J. A. Cockburn, on Friday afternoon.

 

A number from the village attended the Sunday School convention at Ellis Church last week.

 

Mr. C. Becker and family, of Guelph, spent Sunday in the village.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

July 8th 1915.

 

The committee in connection with Duff’s Church garden party, July 22nd, are to be congratulated on securing the services of the Maple Leaf Quartette, of Galt.

 

Mrs. Eli Winer spent Sunday in Hamilton.

 

Miss Martha Fahrner has returned from Port Burwell for her vacation.

 

The Red Cross Society collected a fine sum at the Crieff garden party.

 

Miss Minnie Nesbitt, junior teacher, has gone home for the holidays.

 

We are glad that Mr. Hodges has returned to the village and is to take up the work as principal in our public school.

 

Mrs. Rennick, of Toronto, spent the week end with friends here.

 

Quite a number from here followed the ball team to the Crieff garden party, at which they met defeat, but were not figuring on playing Berlin.

 

Mr. John Provan spent the weekend with his mother.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with Mrs. McLean.

 

Miss A. Lang, teacher of Waterloo, is home for the holidays.

 

In two weeks, Educational Day will be observed in the English Church.

 

The many friends of Mr. F. Mast, of Hespeler, are sorry to hear of his illness.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Beaver, of Woodstock, are visitors at Mr. Peter Beaver’s.

 

We are sorry to hear that Mr. Chas. Tief had some ribs broken by the upsetting of some posts from a wagon at Leslie’s Station.

 

Mrs. Glover, of Hamilton, is visiting her father, Mr. Jos. McIntyre.

 

A party from Puslinch and Badenoch settlements held a dance at Puslinch Lake, last Wednesday evening, and spent a most enjoyable time at that favourite summer resort.  During the evening, a number took advantage of the moonlight and went for a row on the lake, and when nearing the island wharf, one of the canoes upset, letting the occupants into the water.  Fortunately, some of the campers came to the rescue and brought them safely ashore, none the worse for their experience.

 

   The delightful warm weather of the past week has been much appreciated by our farmers who are busy hoeing their root crops, which are making rapid growth these fine warm days.

 

What undoubtedly constitutes a menace to all who are making an honest effort to keep their properties clean is the crop of weeds found growing on vacant lots and roadsides and around our villages and public highways.  These lots are often no more nor less than nurseries and breeding places for all kinds of weeds.  These weeds are often allowed to grow unmolested and to be blown by winds over our farms and gardens.  A glance at the conditions found in most villages goes to prove that the farmer is not the only one to blame in the matter of weed seed production and distribution.

 

 

 

 

 

A Great Prospect

July 12th 1915.

 

One has only to look over this section of our fair province to realize what a truly grand and wonderful section is ours.  Everything looks like peace and plenty for the farmer this year, as far as the crops are concerned.  Hay will be a fair crop, which was expected to be light on account of the cold, backward weather this spring.  Wheat in this locality is going to be an exceptionally large crop, and good fields can be seen on almost every farm around Morriston.  Oats and barley are both going to be an extra good crop, and plenty of straw.  No peas of any account have been sown around here in order to get rid of the pea bug, which was very bad in the pea crop last year.  One sees an odd broken field owing to poor seed.  Farmers will have to practice more care in the selection of their seed.  There is nothing that will pay better.  The fruit crop will be light, on account of the frost in the early part of the season.  The root crop so far promises to be as good as last year’s.  Everything points to a very large crop in this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

July 14th 1915.

 

Mr. E. Kitchen, of West Toronto, has purchased the home of Mr. M. Welch, on Victoria Street, and intends moving in shortly.

 

Mrs. McCarthy, of Toronto, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Finkbeiner.

 

Mr. C. Dawson and Miss Dawson, of Toronto, are visitors at the home of Mr. Wm. Winer.

 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Beaver, on July 11th, a daughter.

 

The Red Cross Society held a meeting at the home of Sergeant Wilkinson, last Friday evening.

 

The committee in charge of Duff’s Church garden party on July 22nd has arrangements all completed.

 

Mr. John Kennedy, engineer on the main line of the C.P.R., is visiting his brother, Mr. Robert Kennedy.

 

Most of the farmers have commenced haying, and in most places it is a fair crop.

 

Mrs. R. Binkley entertained the Y.L.P.A. on Monday evening.

 

Our local clergy tells us that there were fewer June brides this year than last.  Just think what a surplus stock of pink pickle dishes and lemonade sets our dealers have to carry over.

 

  Miss Kerr, of Brantford, is a visitor at the home of Mr. George Hanning.

 

Miss McIntosh, of Toronto, spent Sunday with Mr. John McNaughton.

 

Mr. James Leith, of Brantford, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Mrs. Libkie, of Hamilton, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kistenmacher.

 

Many automobile drivers, when passing through our village and county roads, seem to have the idea that so long as they do not exceed 15 miles an hour, then they are not breaking the speed limit.  There are times when 30 miles an hour is quite safe and times when 10 miles an hour is dangerous.  An auto driver is supposed to have a fair amount of common sense, but the trouble is that some drivers, if they do possess their share, do not exercise it.

 

All members and those interested in the Puslinch Red Cross Society are invited to attend a work meeting in the I.O.F. Hall, Morriston, on July 21st, at 1:30 o’ clock.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

July 27th 1915.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Gillies, of Saskatoon, are visitors at the home of Mr. Peter McLean, “Viewfield Farm”.

 

Miss McDermid, of Crieff, is a visitor at the home of Mr. Hugh Clark.

 

Mrs. H. Kirchoffer and her two children have returned to their home in Detroit, Michigan, after spending a month with her mother, Mrs. McFarlane.

 

Messrs. Alton Binkley and George Hanning made a flying visit to Hamilton, last Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Peter Morlock, of Hespeler, was a visitor in the village last week.

 

Misses Hilda and Clara Schultz, of Toronto, are visiting their parents here.

 

Several from here spent a pleasant evening at the home of Mr. Bowman, last Thursday.

 

Most of the farmers have started cutting wheat, which is the largest crop seen in this locality for some years.

 

Mr. H. A. Stewart sold a valuable horse to Mr. Henry, of Hespeler.

 

Dr. McEdwards, of Hamilton, was a visitor at the home of Mr. James Laing, last week.

 

Reverend Mr. Krich, of Seattle, spent a couple of days visiting his father, the Reverend Krich, of this place.

 

Miss Beatrice Brown has returned after a pleasant visit in Hamilton.

 

On Saturday evening, a baseball match between the team from Puslinch Station and Morriston resulted in a victory for the home team by the score of 6 to 4.

 

Thursday, July 22nd, was the occasion of a joyous festivity, when the congregation of Duff’s Church, Puslinch held, what is to be hoped, its annual garden party on the grounds in connection with the church.  In the afternoon, from 2 o’ clock until 6, various sports were indulged in, the principle one, however, being the game of baseball, which was played by the teams of Guelph, Arkell, and Morriston, and they certainly did credit to themselves.  The first game was played by Guelph and Morriston, which resulted in a victory for Morriston, by a score of 15 to 4.  The second game was played by Arkell and Morriston, which resulted in another victory for the home team, by a score of 13 to 1.

 

After the ball games, tea was announced, and a delicious supper, which was served by the ladies of the congregation, was partaken of by the many guests present.  The tables were set in the basement of the church, where a platform was arranged for the occasion, and all had the pleasure of hearing a good program, which consisted of comic songs, music, et cetera, rendered by the Galt Quartette.  Also, speeches were made by Dr. McQueen, of Freelton, and Reverend Mr. Carter, of Aberfoyle.  Reverend Mr. Lawrence, the pastor, proved a very efficient chairman.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

July 29th 1915.

 

Mr. Dan Morris, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. Wm. Brown and Mr. J. Fahrner.

 

Mrs. Rhinbolt and son are visitors at the home of Mr. Eli Winer.

 

The Reverend Mr. Kreh is in Stratford with his brother, who is seriously ill.

 

Mr. J. A. Coburn occupied the pulpit in the G. E. Church on Sunday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney and Miss Mahoney, of Guelph, and also, Miss Saunders, of Galt, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. W. Brown.

 

Miss Gladys Laing is visiting in Toronto.

 

Mr. Dan Hunter spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Finamore.

 

Mr. Hardbottle, of Valens, was a visitor on Sunday at the home of Mrs. Jas. McLean.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Vogt, of Walkerton, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Binkley.

 

Mr. N. Gowdy, of Toronto, was a visitor at the home of Mr. W. Brown, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. S. Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Quillman, of West Toronto, were visiting in the village last week.

 

Mrs. Kieffer and Mrs. Burns, of Hespeler, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. B. Brown Senior.

 

Miss S. Martin is visiting her sister at Drumbo.

 

Several from here attended the patriotic dance in the town hall, Aberfoyle, this evening.

 

Clubs for boys and girls are now being advocated for all public schools, in a definite attempt to interest boys and girls in farm, garden, or home interest enterprises.  The scheme aims to offer to the people in country, town, or city, careful guidance in agriculture, or industrial training in agriculture and home economics, and thus lead eventually to a better type of Canadian farmer and home builder.

 

On Saturday evening, or local baseball team journeyed to Brookville to play a friendly match of ball with the team of that village.  Several from here accompanied the team to cheer for the boys.  The game resulted in a victory for Brookville by a score of 11 to 8.

 

Miss Meta Morlock, of Berlin, and Miss Daniels, of Arkell, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Frank Kistenmacher.

 

Mr. Gilchrist, of Owen Sound, was a visitor at the home of Sergeant Wilkinson, last week.

 

The Puslinch Red Cross Society is holding work meetings in the I.O.F. Hall every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Messrs. H. Munch and A. Watson were visiting relatives in Guelph, on Monday evening, and spent a pleasant time.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

August 10th 1915.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Aikens spent Sunday with Sergeant and Mrs. Wilkinson.

 

Miss Lawrence, of Sarnia, is visiting the Misses Mary and Margaret Doyle.

 

Mr. Gordon McLean, of Calgary, Mrs. J. R. Clark, and the Misses C. and A. Clark, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark, last week.

 

Miss Beatrice McLean has returned from visiting friends in Crieff.

 

Mr. Dan Morris, of Toronto, was a visitor in town on Saturday.

 

There was a large crowd which attended the children’s day service in the G. E. Church on Sunday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Gorvett, of Arthur, Mrs. Huntington, of New York, and Miss Owen, of Toronto, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Leith, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Fahrner.

 

Reverend Mr. Kreh and family, of Chicago, are visiting at the parsonage.

 

The funeral of the late John Evans took place to the Crown Cemetery on Monday afternoon.

 

Mr. D. Hunter spent Sunday with Miss Mae Finnamore.

 

Mrs. Stark, of Hespeler, spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. W. Wins.

 

Miss Ethel Riley is spending her vacation with her grandmother, Mrs. Brown Senior.

 

Mr. A. Binkley had a swarm of bees build a hive on the roof of his store, and upon investigation, he secured 150 pounds of pure honey.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Uffelmann, of Berlin, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. Jas. Laing.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Riley, of Toronto, spent the weekend with their grandmother, Mrs. B. Brown Senior.

 

Mr. A. C. Binkley and family motored to Niagara on Sunday.

 

The Misses Laura and Lucy Greenley, of Hamilton, are spending a vacation with their aunt, Mrs. Finnemore.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston Village

August 31st 1915.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Fahrner, of Port Burwell, are visiting at the home of Mr. John Fahrner.

 

Miss Ethel Dancy, of Guelph, was a weekend visitor at the home of Dr. King.

 

On August 20th, a young daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leslie.

 

Miss Margaret Doyle is visiting friends in Guelph.

 

Miss S. Calfas, of Omaha, Nebraska, who has been visiting friends here for the past two weeks, left on Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. Brown, in Toronto.

 

Mrs. H. Mahoney and daughter, Jean, of Guelph, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown.

 

Miss Grace Dawson, of Guelph, visited last week at the home of Mr. Hugh Clark, being the guest of Miss Beatrice McLean.

 

Mrs. Loree and son, Wilbert, of Rockwood, were weekend visitors at the home of Mr. A. C. Binkley.

 

Miss Ettie Cole, of Aberfoyle, is visiting Mrs. B. Brown.

 

Mr. Bailey, of Galt, visited his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Wilkinson, last week.

 

Mr. Charles Worthington, of Guelph, was in town on Monday, on business.

 

Mr. Charlie Brown and son, Harold, are doing some carpentry work for a farmer, near Elora, this week.

 

School opened on Wednesday, with J. Hodges as Principal, and Miss Nesbitt, of Fergus, as junior teacher.

 

Mrs. S. Stahl, who has been quite ill during the past week, is slowly recovering.

 

Miss Dorothy Binkley, of Drumbo, who has been visiting friends here for the past two weeks, left on Tuesday to visit her aunt, Mrs. (Dr.) Cox, of Acton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr, of Brantford, visited his sister, Mrs. George Hanning, last week.

 

The Galt boys motored over on Saturday afternoon last to play another game of baseball with our boys.  They were badly defeated in the game played two weeks ago here, but this time they got satisfaction.  The locals could not hit effectively the circuitous deliveries of the Galt “southpaw”, and so went down to defeat, to the score of 15 to 8.  The batteries were, for Galt, Brown and Phillips, and for Morriston, Morris, Marshall and Finkbeiner.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

September 21st 1915.

 

A deputation from the Red Cross Society waited on the directors of the Puslinch Agricultural Society, recently, to ask permission to have a booth at the fair to be held in Aberfoyle on October the fifth, the proceeds to be given in aid of the Red Cross fund.  Permission was willingly granted and preparations are being made to carry the project successfully through.

 

Miss Shields, of Coldwater, and Miss Campbell, of Port Elgin, are visiting at the home of Mr. Donald Campbell.

 

Miss  Mary Stewart and Mrs. (Dr.) Campbell, of Hespeler, are visiting at Niagara Falls.

 

Miss Margaret Stewart, of Galt, was calling on friends in the village, last week.

 

  Mrs. (Dr.) King and her daughters, Vera and Mildred, were visiting friends in Galt, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Gould, of Waterloo, and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Walker, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hodges.

 

Mr. D. Morris and Mr. D. McCarthy, of Toronto, spent the weekend with friends in the village.

 

Mr. Neil McCormick and his mother, Mrs. Alex McCormick, of Killean, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Jas. McLean.

 

Mrs. Jas. McLean is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. Mason, of Campbellville.

 

On Friday last, a young daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Westlake.

 

The many friends of Mr. Donald Campbell are pleased to see him around again after his severe illness.

 

On Thursday evening last, Mr. John McLean and Miss Adelaide McLean attended a reception held at the home of Mrs. Harbottle, of Kirkwall, in honour of her son, who was recently married.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Huether and son, Bert, Mrs. B. Brown Junior, and Miss Minnie Munch motored to Rockwood on Sunday afternoon.

 

The “Conduit” baseball team of Guelph came down on Saturday afternoon last to play a friendly game with our boys.  This team is one of the best that Guelph can boast, and had succeeded in defeating all the local teams within a radius of ten miles, Berlin and Acton included.  They, therefore, anticipated an easy victory in this small burg.  After the game was played, anticipation changed to realization, and the score read Morriston ─ 7, Guelph ─ 1.  The batteries were, for Guelph, King, Steffler, Baker, and Drone, and for Morriston, Huether and Finkbeiner.  The umpires were Doherty and Brown.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Binkley and family and Mrs. C. Binkley spent Sunday with friends in Milgrove.

 

Mr. W. Ames has joined the 71st Battalion of Galt and has gone to London to train for the front.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith left last week for Montreal, to act as foreman for the C.P.R.

 

Children’s Day will be observed in Duff’s Church on Sunday next.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

September 28th 1915.

 

The Red Cross Society has appointed committees to look after the various departments of the work in connection with the booth to be held at the Aberfoyle Fair, and arrangements are being made to make the project a grand success.

 

 Our boys took part in the baseball tournament that was given in Strabane on Friday afternoon last, and succeeded in capturing the pennant by winning two games.  They defeated Carlisle 5 to 2, and Strabane 1 to 0.

 

Mrs. J. Whitacre, of Port Arthur, was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. King, last week.

 

Miss Nesbitt spent the weekend with friends in Guelph.

 

C. A. Binkley, wife and family, spent Sunday and Monday with friends in Walkerton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Shapland, of Victoria, British Columbia, and Mr. and Mrs. S. Ryckman, of Milgrove, spent Sunday and Monday with Mrs. C. Binkley Senior.

 

Mr. W. Riley and Miss Lydia Riley, of Toronto, were weekend visitors at the home of Mrs. B. Brown Senior.

 

Mr. D. McCarthy, of Toronto, was a Sunday visitor at the home of G. Finkbeiner.

 

Miss Nellie Morris left this week for Bay Port, Michigan, where she intends to spend the winter.

 

Mr. Neil Stewart purchased a fine team of black horses, last week, down near Dundas.

 

While returning from church on Sunday afternoon last, Mr. Duncan McLean’s horse became frightened at an auto and started to run.  When Mr. McLean pulled on the lines, the bit broke, and so the horse was free to run.  Just as he reached the village, James Brown managed to stop the horse, and thus averted what might have been a bad accident.

 

Gladstone Marshall left on Monday for Toronto, to attend the university.  We wish his success.

 

A baseball tournament will be held in this village on Thursday afternoon of this week, under the auspices of the baseball club.  The teams competing for the prizes are Morriston versus Arkell and Strabane versus Carlisle.  There will be a concert in the hall in the evening and a ball after the concert.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney and daughter, Jean, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. W. Brown.

 

Owing to the rain on Sunday morning last, the service in Duff’s Church was postponed until afternoon, and as it was “Children’s Day”, the church was well filled.  There was a great display of flowers, which added beauty and solemnity to the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

Civic Holiday at Morriston

Friday October 1st 1915.

 

Yesterday was Morriston’s civic holiday, and the people of that village, and visitors from around about, spent a very pleasant day.  A field day was held in the afternoon, and a concert and big celebration in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

October 5th 1915.

 

Civic Holiday was celebrated on Thursday last.  There was a baseball tournament in the afternoon, and a concert and ball in the evening.  The weatherman was on his good behaviour, and a large crowd assembled to see the sport.  There were four teams participating in the baseball contest, Carlisle, Strabane, Arkell, and Morriston.  Carlisle won first prize and Morriston, second.  The concert and ball were well patronized, and all enjoyed themselves immensely.

 

While playing ball at school on Wednesday of last week, Harold Brown had the misfortune to fall and break his arm.  We hope that he will soon be able to get back to school again.

 

Miss Bella McFarlane was calling on friends in the village last week.

 

Mrs. James McLean, who has been in Campbellville for the past two weeks, visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. Mason, arrived home on Sunday last.

 

Mrs. W. Mann and two sons, Andrew and Robert, spent the weekend with friends in Winterbourne.

 

Mrs. Aikens and son, Joseph, of Milton, are visiting at the home of Dr. Telfer.

 

Miss Kate Lamb and Miss Ellesley, of Brookville, are visiting friends in the village.

 

Mr. Allie Martin, a popular bank clerk of Guelph, and whose parents reside here, has enlisted.

 

Dr. Parker, of Guelph, and some friends motored to Mr. Peter McLean’s on Sunday afternoon last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Morlock Senior visited Mr. B. Jacobs on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Mann spent a couple of days at the home of Mr. Wm. Mann, near Morriston.  Mr. Sam Langdon also visited over Sunday at the same place.

 

A large shipment of jam, honey, and marmalade was sent from here last Saturday, by the Red Cross Society, for the soldiers at the front.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

October 12th 1915.

 

The Red Cross lunch tent and booth at the Aberfoyle Fair were a great success.  Also, the small flags that were used as tags, over 500 of those were sold, with the total proceeds exceeding $100.  The members of the society wish to thank all who helped in this grand work.

 

The following spent Thanksgiving with friends in the village:  Misses Lou and Lorinda Finkbeiner, Hilda and Clara Schultz, Mrs. Rennick, and Mrs. Chisholm and her two daughters, Messrs. D. McCarthy, J. Stewart, J. Provan, G. Marshall, and D. Morris, of Toronto, Misses Martha and Kathleen Fahrner, of Port Burwell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fahrner and family, of Drumbo, Misses Beatrice McLean and Lillian Revells, of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Mahoney and little daughter, Jean, of Guelph, and Mr. Gordon Ames, of Galt.

 

Mrs. A. Munro, of Guelph, was visiting friends in the village last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown and son, James, attended a wedding in Galt, last Thursday.

 

Miss Nesbitt spent the weekend at her home in Fergus.

 

Mrs. C. Binkley Senior spent the holiday with friends in Drumbo.

 

Miss Adelaide McLean is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Mason, of Campbellville, this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Pinkney, of Elora, were visiting friends in this vicinity on Sunday and Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt and daughter, Florence, of Walkerton, were visiting friends in the village on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Bert Huether and Willie Morris are packing apples down near Kilbride.

 

Fred Finkbeiner moved into Willie Morris’ house on Monday.

 

Reverend Dr. Drummond, of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, will preach the anniversary services in Duff’s Presbyterian Church on Sunday next, and on the Monday evening following, Mr. Frank Welsh, of Toronto, will give a patriotic lecture on “King, Country, and Empire”, illustrated by one hundred and fifty stereopticon views.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

October 26th 1915.

 

Several from this vicinity and its immediate neighbourhood attended a meeting in the interest of the British Red Cross Society, held in Aberfoyle, on Wednesday evening of last week.  Mr. Hugh Guthrie was present and gave an excellent address on the war, showing clearly and emphatically the need of money and also the need of more men.

 

The farmers in this vicinity are busy filling their silos and taking in their root crop.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown spent Sunday with friends in Guelph.

 

Mrs. C. Binkley is visiting her son, George, of Avon, this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Binkley and family spent the weekend with friends in Avon.

 

Miss Adelaide McLean is visiting friends in Killean, this week.

 

Messrs. W. J. Saunders and W. R. Hodges, of Jarvis, Messrs. G. Almas and J. Mitchell and Miss Fawn, of Hamilton, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hodges, on Sunday last.

 

Master Douglas Fahrner, of Port Burwell, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fahrner, this week.

 

Dr. McEdward, of Hamilton, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Laing, on Sunday last.

 

Miss Laura Duke, of Hamilton, was the guest of Miss Carmen Morlock, on Sunday last.

 

The Puslinch branch of the Red Cross Society intends holding a concert some time in November.  Particulars will be given later on.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

November 2nd 1915.

 

The Puslinch branch of the Red Cross Society has engaged a spacious room at the Temperance Inn and will meet there every Wednesday afternoon during the autumn and winter months.

 

The concert and supper in the Evangelical Church on Monday evening last was a decided success in every way.  The programme, which was excellent, consisted of suitable selections from Mr. E. Reinholt, of Toronto, baritone soloist, Mr. C. Chisholm, of Toronto, recitalist, and the Misses E. and S. Luecke, of Hamilton, soprano soloist and elocutionist, respectively.  Last, but not least, was the sumptuous repast, to which all did ample justice.  The members of “The Ladies’ Aid” are to be congratulated on their successful efforts on the occasion.

 

The thank-offering services in Duff’s Church on Sunday were well attended and much appreciated by all, as Dr. Grant is an able and eloquent speaker.

 

Shortly after dark on Thursday evening last, as W. Huether was returning from Puslinch Station on his motorcycle, he suddenly ran into the rear of Mr. Blake’s buggy.  No one was seriously injured, Willie getting off with a few bruises and scratches, but the buggy and motorcycle met a worse fate, and are now undergoing repairs.  Better have a headlight next time, Willie.

 

Mr. J. Westlake moved last week into the house recently vacated by Fred Finkbeiner, and Mr. H. Beaver, of Victoria Street, moved into his own house on Badenoch Street.

 

Dr. W. Telfer and Messrs. F. Kistenmacher and R. Binkley, three of our popular sports, left last Saturday for the Sudbury district, where they intend to remain for two weeks, hunting the fleet-footed deer.  We wish them luck.

 

Mr. Jas. Laing, who has been indisposed for the past two weeks, is not recovering as rapidly as his friends would wish.

 

Mrs. C. Harbottle left this week for Michigan, where she intends to remain with her son for the winter.

 

Mrs. H. Barth and her three sons, of Georgetown, are visiting at the home of Mr. Wm. Schultz, this week.

 

Mrs. W. Binkley and her daughters, Marie and Mildred, are visiting Mrs. Fahrner Senior, this week.

 

Mrs. D. Meldrum, of Toronto, is visiting her father, Mr. Jas. Reid, this week.

 

Mrs. C. Wurtz, of Hamilton, is renewing old acquaintances in the village this week.

 

Mr. Major, of Toronto, is the guest of Mrs. B. Brown Senior, this week.

 

Messrs. Lorne and Merrill Brown, of Toronto, are visiting friends here this week.

 

Messrs. W. Brown and N. Stewart made a business trip to Preston on Tuesday afternoon of this week. 

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

November 9th 1915.

 

There will be a patriotic concert and ball in the Morriston Town Hall on Wednesday evening, November 24th, under the auspices of the Puslinch branch of the Red Cross Society.  The programme committee has secured excellent entertainment for the occasion.

 

The farmers of this vicinity are busy with their threshing, and by local reports, the grain is yielding enormously.  Last week, John Blair, of Aberfoyle, threshed 1600 bushels of oats, barley, and peas, in seven hours, for Mr. Roy Leslie.  We guess that is going some.

 

Miss Kathleen McLean, of Badenoch, spent a week with her friend, Miss Gertrude Early, of Nassagewaya.

 

Mrs. Wm. Frank, and baby, of Nassagewaya, returned home after spending a fortnight with Puslinch friends.

 

“The Sewing Circle” was entertained at the home of Mrs. C. A. Binkley, on Monday evening last.

 

Mrs. J. McAninch and her daughter, Lottie, arrived home last week from Saskatchewan, where they had spent a couple of months visiting friends.

 

Miss Lorinda Finkbeiner, of Toronto, spent the weekend with her parents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howell, of Guelph, spent Sunday last with Mr. and Mrs. H. Stewart.

 

Mr. D. Morris, of Toronto, spent the weekend with friends here.

 

Mrs. R. Binkley is visiting friends in Avon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Binkley attended a silver wedding anniversary in Milgrove, on Friday evening last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

November 16th 1915.

 

Don’t forget the patriotic concert and ball on Wednesday evening next.

 

Dr. W. Telfer and Messrs. F. Kistenmacher and R. Binkley, who have been hunting in the Sudbury district for the past two weeks, returned last Saturday, bringing with them, one deer only.

 

The trustees of the school have increased the equipment by getting six new single automatic desks.

 

Miss M. Nesbitt spent the weekend with her friend, Miss Isabel McFarlane, of the 2nd Concession.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown and Mrs. L. McLean made a business trip to Hamilton on Wednesday of last week.

 

Mrs. W. Binkley, of Drumbo, returned home last week, after spending two weeks with her mother, Mrs. Fahrner Senior.

 

Mrs. C. Binkley and Mrs. R. Binkley and Master Fred Binkley, who have been visiting friends in Avon for a week, returned home on Saturday.

 

Mr. S. Stahl has secured employment with Mr. Kribs, of Hespeler.

 

Mr. Ed Lamb, of Brookville, a returned soldier, was visiting his sister, Mrs. Finkbeiner, last week.

 

Mr. Alex Martin called last week to say goodbye to his friends before leaving for the front.

 

Mr. Willie Amos, who is now training in Woodstock, spent Sunday under the parental roof.  Willie looked nice in his uniform.

 

Dr. Angus Clark, of Woodstock, spent Sunday with his father and sister, here.

 

Mrs. Ab. Pinkney, of Elora, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Revell.

 

Miss Lillian Revell, of Hamilton, spent the weekend with her parents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe McIntyre, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors in Badenoch.

 

Mr. Gladstone Marshall, of Toronto University, spent the weekend at his home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Weeks and daughter, Lena, and Mr. Schwartz and Miss Sharpe, of Hamilton, motored up to the home of Mrs. B. Brown Senior, on Sunday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of Freelton, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. A. McLean.

 

Mr. John Frey is renewing old acquaintances in the village this week.

 

Miss Adelaide McLean returned home on Sunday, after spending two weeks with friends in Killean.

 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Finkbeiner on the arrival of a young son, on Saturday November 13th.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hanning attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, Mr. J. H. Walkinshaw, of Hamilton, on Monday last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

December 2nd 1915.

 

The patriotic concert and ball, given on Wednesday evening of last week, under the auspices of the Puslinch branch of the Red Cross Society, was well patronized, there being a full house on both occasions.  One of the features of the evening was a “rug contest”, for which about four hundred tickets had been sold.  Each ticket had a corresponding number on a stub, and these stubs were placed in a box and one drawn there from.  The lucky number was 300 and the holder of the lucky ticket was Mr. W. Simpson, of Guelph.  Mr. Ayres had donated the rug to the society.

 

The total proceeds of the evening were $289.65, itemized as follows: concert ─ $126.60, ball ─ $51.25, rug contest ─ $100.75, and sale of patriotic pins ─ $11.05.  Expenses were $70.15, giving net proceeds of $219.50.

 

The chairman for the evening was Mr. N. Jeffrey, of Guelph, who did his part excellently.  He also donated a cheque for eight dollars to the society.  The ladies of the society are to be congratulated on their great success.

 

Miss Annie Penrice, who has been on a three-month visit to the West, returned last week, accompanied by her brother, Walter.

 

Colonel Nicoll returned home last week, after spending the summer with his two sons, Wilbert and George, of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan.

 

Tom Beaver returned from the West, last week.

 

Mrs. Moynes, of Detroit, Michigan, who spent a couple of days visiting friends in the village, returned home on Tuesday of last week, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Gayer.

 

The Reverend Mr. Major, of Berlin, who is now visiting his sister, Mrs. B. Brown Senior, occupied the pulpit in the Evangelical Church, on Sunday evening last.

 

Mrs. L. McLean made a business trip to Berlin, Hespeler, and Guelph, last week.

 

Mrs. W. Brown is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Morriston

December 14th 1915.

 

The Sunday School entertainment will be held in the Evangelical Church on Friday evening, December 24th.

 

Mrs. Wingrove, of Moffat, returned home on Sunday last, after spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Alex McLean.

 

Miss Mabel McNaughton, of Nassagaweya, spent the weekend with her parents, here.

 

Miss Mary Martin was visiting friends in Guelph, last week.

 

Messrs. John and Russell Rameshaw, of Owen Sound, visited their aunt, Mrs. C. Currie, last week.

 

Miss Adelaide McLean arrived home on Saturday last, after visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. Mason, of Campbellville.

 

Dr. H. Cox, wife and family, of Acton, motored here on Saturday last, to visit Mrs. C. Binkley, mother of Mrs. Cox.

 

We are glad to see Mr. C. Currie around again, after his illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

December 26th 1915.

 

The Sunday School entertainment, given in the Evangelical Church on Christmas eve, was a great success.  The programme, which consisted of recitations, dialogues, and music, all given by the scholars and the choir, was excellent.

 

Mr. and Mrs. S. Stahl and daughter, Evelyn, spent Christmas with friends in Roseville.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Stewart and family spent Christmas at the home of his father, Mr. John Stewart, of Beverly.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown and James spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph.

 

 Mr. George Brown is visiting his mother, Mrs. S. Brown, of Toronto, this week.

 

Miss Minnie Lamb spent Christmas with her parents, of Brookville.

 

Mrs. McPhail, of Freelton, is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. Hanning, this week.

 

Miss Annie Laing, of Waterloo, is spending her holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Laing.

 

Miss Martha Fahrner and her friend, Miss Irene Haines, of Port Burwell, are spending the week with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fahrner, of this village.

 

Mrs. J. A. Wilkinson is visiting her parents, near Galt, this week.

 

Messrs. Wilbert Nicoll, John McNaughton , and John Schultz, all of whom have been in Saskatchewan for the past five or six years, are home for a visit.

 

The following spent Christmas with friends in the village:  Misses Hilda and Clara Schultz, Messrs. D. Morris and J. Provan, of Toronto, Mr. James Leith, of Montreal, Messrs. W. Morris and H. Schultz, of Hespeler, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mason and family, of Campbellville, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Beaver, of London, Dr. and Mrs. Ramsay, of Eden Mills, Mr. Peter Beaver Junior, of Saginaw, Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McPhail, of Beverly.

 

Mrs. D. Morlock and daughter, Carmen, are visiting friends in Hamilton and Galt this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Ladies Were Unanimous

February 1st 1916.

 

“Signed the petition in good numbers for a dry Ontario

 

A petition of the “Citizens’ Committee of One Hundred”, asking for prohibition, was presented to the ratepayers of this village and its immediate neighbourhood, last week.  There was also a separate paper for the women to sign.  About four-fifths of the voters signed the petition and the women’s petition was unanimous.  These petitions will be presented to the Premier and Government of Ontario this coming session.  We hope that the result of the many petitions throughout Ontario will be total prohibition.

 

Our village trustees will wait upon the township council on Monday next, at Aberfoyle, rē statute labour money belonging to our village.

 

 The leap year masquerade ball, in aid of the Red Cross fund, held in the hall on Friday evening last, was a grand success. The hall was crowded and the costumes were many and varied.  The prizes for best costumes for ladies and gentlemen were awarded to Miss Margaret and Mr. W. G. McNaughton, respectively, the former representing a gypsy girl and the latter, a Mexican cowboy.

 

The music given by Messrs. G. McKay, A. Robinson, and G. Murray was excellent.  The proceeds were $73, the expenses, $40, leaving net proceeds of $33.  The judges were Mrs. W. Brown, Miss M. N. Nesbitt, and Sergeant J. A. Wilkinson.

 

Messrs. Sherman, Patterson, and Mitchell Steele, of Saskatchewan, are spending a couple of months with friends in this vicinity.

 

Mr. Geo. Brown has secured a position in an express office, in Toronto, and left here last Thursday to commence work.  We wish him success.

 

Mr. D. Morris, of Toronto, was a weekend visitor in the village.

 

Miss L. Bigham, who has been a guest of Mrs. J. A. Wilkinson for the past three weeks, left on Monday last, for her home in Milbank.  She will visit friends in Galt and Guelph on her way.

 

The Farmers’ Institute meeting, held at the home of Mr. C. Currie, on Tuesday afternoon of last week, was well attended, about one hundred being present.  Messrs. W. J. Bell, of Toronto, and J. W. Clark, of Brantford, gave demonstrative lectures, the former on Clydesdale horses and Shorthorn cattle, and the latter on Tamsworth swine and Leicester sheep.  The lectures were instructive and interesting, and were much appreciated by all present.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

February 22nd 1916.

 

On Wednesday evening of last week, several of the friends and neighbours of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beaver gave them a pleasant surprise.  The evening was spent in games of various kinds.

 

A deputation from our village council waited upon the township council rē statute labour money, at the last council meeting in Aberfoyle.  We are glad to know that we are to receive the sum of one hundred and ninety-two dollars, that being the amount due from last year.  Our trustees are making a good start and with that amount of money in the treasury, they will be able to make some improvements in our … park and …. (text missing).

 

Mrs. B. Brown Junior arrived home on Saturday last, after a three-week visit with friends in Preston and …

 

Miss Carmen Morlock spent the weekend in Galt with friends.

 

Miss Laura Jackson, of Everton, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sergeant J. A. Wilkinson, this week.

 

 Miss Margaret Stewart, of Galt, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stewart and family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney and Mrs. J. Kellerman, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. W. Brown.

 

Mr. S. Stahl, who is now working in a munitions factory in Hespeler, spent the weekend with his wife and family, here.

 

Mr. Jas. Leith, who has been working in Montreal for the past two months, is home for a few days.

 

Miss Ethel Dancy, of Fergus, spent Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. King.

 

 

 

 

 

Morriston Library Officers Elected

February 29th 1916.

 

At the annual meeting of the officers and members of the public library, which was held recently, the following officers were appointed for the year 1916:

 

President:

Mr. J. Reid.

Vice-President:

Mr. W. G. Morlock.

Secretary & Librarian:

Mr. J. McNaughton.

Treasurer:

Mr. J. Huether.

Board of Directors:

Messrs. Donald Stewart & Angus McPherson, of Crieff, Messrs. G. W. Marshall, J. Reid, & Wm. Moore, of Aberfoyle, Messrs. Alex McLean & D. J. McLean & Miss Maggie Elliott, of Badenoch, Messrs. Archie Marshall, Alex. Nicoll, & W. H. Schultz, of Puslinch Station, Mrs. E. Winer, Mrs. J. A. Wilkinson, Mrs. W. Brown, Mrs. C. Brown, Mrs. W. J. Hodges, & Mrs. L. Gregor, and Messrs. J. Huether & J. Fahrner, of Morriston.  

Book committee:

Mrs. W. J. Hodges ─ convenor, Mrs. E. Winer, Miss Madge McLean, Reverend S. Lawrence and J. Huether.

 

At the meeting, it was decided to purchase fifteen dollars’ worth of new books, which will be much appreciated by the reading public.

 

The women’s monthly missionary meeting, in connection with Duff’s Church, was held at the home of Mrs. Jas. McLean, on Thursday evening last.  The President, Mrs. S. Lawrence, presided.

 

Last week, Mr. Peter Patterson sold his farm on the 7th Concession to Mr. Geo. Atkinson, of Burlington, and Mr. Jas. McIntyre sold his farm on the Brock Road to Mr. Harbottle, of Kirkwall.

 

The Badenoch Literary Society had a debate at its meeting, on Thursday evening last.  The subject  was “resolved, that money has more influence over men than women”.  The debaters were Miss Morgan and Miss C. McLean for the affirmative and Messrs. Geo. McPhee and Geo. Clark, for the negative.  The affirmative won.

 

Mrs. L. McLean and Mrs. W. Mast were visiting friends in Hamilton, last week.

 

Miss S. Hingleman, of Detroit, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Dunkie.

 

Mrs. D. Morlock arrived home on Sunday evening, after spending a couple of months with friends in Galt.

 

Mr. Ethelbert Morlock, who has been working in Crediton for the past year, arrived home on Saturday last.

 

Messrs. Gordon Ironside and Charlie Tief, who have been lumbering in the district of Haliburton for the past two months, arrived home on Saturday last.

 

Miss Pearl Fahrner spent the weekend with friends in Toronto.

 

Mr. S. Irwin, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. G. Finkbeiner.

 

Mr. J. Schultz, who has been working with the Deering Co., of Hamilton, arrived home on Saturday.  John intends to go West again, in about three weeks.

 

The Misses Ina Fahrner, Mae Schultz, Janet Penrice, Beatrice Brown, and Irene Schultz, all scholars of the Evangelical Sunday School, surprised their teacher, Mrs. J. Ames, on Wednesday evening last.  After playing games for a time, a dainty lunch was served by the girls, which all enjoyed immensely.

 

Miss C. Nesbitt, of Fergus, is visiting her sister, Miss C. Nesbitt, this week.

 

Miss Eliza Little, of Puslinch Lake, spent the weekend with her uncle, Mr. B. Jacobs.

 

The Sewing Club was entertained at the home of Mrs. R. Binkley, on Monday evening last.

 

The funeral of the late Donald Kennedy, of Badenoch, was held on Monday afternoon last, at the residence of Mr. D. Hanning.  Interment took place at Crown Cemetery.

 

Messrs. C. Binkley and H. A. Stewart are putting in their ice this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

March 7th 1916.

 

Mr. Walter Penrice has joined the 120th Battalion, of Hamilton, for overseas service.

 

A sleigh load of Guelphites drove down to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown on Tuesday evening of last week.  The evening was spent in music, cards, and other games.

 

The members of the choir of the Evangelical Church had a sleighing party to the home of Mr. John Frey, of Guelph Township, on Thursday evening last.

 

Master Stirton McNaughton, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McNaughton, of the 1st Concession, had the misfortune to fall and break his arm on Saturday last.

 

Miss Mary Stewart and her niece, Miss Isabel Stewart, spent the weekend with friends in Galt and Hespeler.

 

Mrs. D. Morlock and daughter, Carmen, spent the weekend with friends in Hamilton.

 

The Misses Clara and Ida Fritz, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors in the village.

 

Messrs. Jno. Provan and Jas. Stewart, of Toronto, spent the weekend with friends in the village.

 

Miss Sarah Mast, of Puslinch, is visiting Miss S. Martin this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation for Mr. and Mrs. Beaver

March 28th 1916.

 

The marriage of Mr. Alexander Harbottle, youngest son of Mrs. John Harbottle, of Beverly, and Miss Lottie McAninch, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McAninch, of this village, took place on Wednesday of last week, at the home of the bride’s parents.  The ceremony was performed by Reverend S. Lawrence.  The bride was becomingly attired in ivory silk, with pearl trimmings, pearl trimmed veil with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of ferns and carnations.  The wedding march was played by Miss Grace Harbottle, sister of the groom, and the flower girl was Miss Lottie McAninch, niece of the bride.  The bride’s travelling suit was a king’s blue, with a cream satin hat with a blue plume.  The happy couple left on the four o’ clock train for London and points west, and, after their return, will reside on the McIntyre farm, near Aberfoyle.

 

Several of the friends and neighbours of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beaver met at their home, on the Brock Road, on Friday evening last, and presented Mrs. Beaver with a lovely rocking chair, and Mr. Beaver, with a handsome arm chair and a pipe.  Mr. Angus McPherson, of Aberfoyle, was the chairman for the occasion and he called upon Mr. W. Brown to read an address.  The presentations were made by Miss S. Martin and Messrs. Roy Leslie and John Leith.  The remainder of the evening was spent in cards and music.  After a delicious lunch was served, all prepared for their homes.  Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, having sold their farm, intend to reside in Guelph in the near future.

 

Mr. Thomas Ayres arrived home last week, after a three months’ visit with friends in England.  His niece, Miss Jeffrey, accompanied him home, and intends to reside here for the summer.

 

Mr. George Binkley, of Avon, spent a couple of days last week visiting his mother and brothers here.  While here, he received word that his brother-in-law, Mr. W. Anderson, was killed in the G.T.R. wreck at Port Credit, and left to attend the funeral, which took place at Moffat, on Sunday last.

 

Mr. John Schultz, of Toronto, who has been visiting his brother, Mr. P. Schultz, for a couple of weeks, returned home last week.

 

Mr. Russell Marshall, who has been in Saskatchewan for the past six months, arrived home last week.

 

Mr. Sherman Patterson, who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Jas. Patterson, of the 3rd Concession, and other friends, during the winter, left on Tuesday for his home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

Colonel W. Nicoll left on Tuesday for Moosejaw, Saskatchewan.

 

Mrs. B. Quarton, of Birmingham, Michigan, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Alex Smith, of the 3rd Concession, this week.

 

Mr. P. Beaver and his daughter, Mrs. Sheeley, left for Crediton, on Saturday last, to attend the funeral of the former’s mother.

 

Mrs. W. Brown has been in Guelph during the past week, taking care of her father, Mr. Jas. Aikens, who has been seriously ill.

 

Mr. D. Morris, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village on Sunday last.

 

 The harbinger of spring, the robin, has made his appearance in this vicinity.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

July 25th 1916.

 

Lance Corporal Walter Penrice spent the weekend at his home here and leaves on Tuesday with the 129th Hamilton Battalion for overseas service.  Mr. Geo. Brown, of West Toronto, is spending a few days in the village.  Mr. David McNaughton, while standing in his barn door during the last electric storm, received a slight shock, but has fully recovered.

 

Pte. Willie Brown, of the 111th Waterloo Battalion, was a visitor in town last week.  Mr. Neil Stewart has just completed harvesting 25 acres of hay, which he drew to the barn in 70 large loads.  The new well at the school has been completed, with an excellent flow of water.

 

Mrs. Wm. Mason, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Jas. McLean, has returned to her home in Campbellville.  Mr. Geo. Weeks and family spent Sunday with Mrs. B. Brown Senior.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Mahoney, of Guelph, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown.

 

John and Hugh Bailey, of Clyde, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Wilkinson.  Mrs. Armstrong and two daughters, of Buffalo, are visitors at the home of Mr. Jas. Laing.  Mrs. E. Kitchen and Miss Finkbeiner, who have been visiting friends in Michigan, have returned home.

 

The Misses Clara and Ida Fritz, of Guelph, are visiting friends in the village.  Mr. Simon Morlock, of Kirksville, Missouri, is home for his holidays.  Mr. and Mrs. Vandrew, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. Morlock.

 

Messrs. Herbert and William Shephard, who are motoring through Canada from Cleveland, visited Sergeant and Mrs. Wilkinson, last Friday.  Mr. D. E. Morlock, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at his home here.  Mr. Kerr, of Brantford, is a visitor at the home of Mr. Geo. Hanning.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laing have returned to their home in Winnipeg.

 

The following are the successful candidates at the recent entrance examinations held at Aberfoyle, for S.S. No. 8, Puslinch, W. J. Hodges, teacher: F. Ames, C. Mast, J. McMillan, C. Morlock, J. Patterson, A. Philpott, I. Stewart, & M. Schultz.

 

The Guelph Mercury

 

 

 

 

The News from Morriston

September 12th 1916.

(This news column is incomplete.)

 

Mr. D. E. Morlock and family moved to Hamilton ….

 

Misses Anna and Marie Martin are attending Galt Business College.

 

Mrs. Jamieson, of Clyde, visited Mrs. C. MacFarlane, and Mrs. Laur, also of Clyde, visited Mr. and Mrs. Sergeant Wilkinson, on Monday.

 

Mr. R. Binkley is visiting his sister, Mrs. (Dr.) Cox, of Acton, this week.

 

Mr. Jas. Aikens, of Guelph, visited his daughter, Mrs. W. Brown, on Sunday last.

 

Mr. Fred Huether, of Hespeler, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. J. Huether, of this village.

 

Mrs. J. Leith and family are moving into the house vacated by Mr. D. E. Morlock, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

October 17th 1916.

 

The anniversary services in Duff’s Presbyterian Church, on Sunday last, were a grand success, the spacious church being packed to overflowing both morning and evening.  Reverend Dr. Blair, of Guelph, was at his best, and those who did not hear him, missed a great treat.  The Maple Leaf Quartet, of Galt, was excellent. 

 

The supper and concert on Monday evening were also a great success.  Despite the somewhat rainy night, the church was filled.  The programme, which was of the highest class, consisted of solos by Miss Pearl Morton, of Guelph, Mr. F. Telfer, of London, and Mr. N. McPhail, of Toronto.  Also, addresses were given by Mr. Hugh Guthrie and Dr. Blair.  These addresses were above the ordinary and very much appreciated by the audience.  Mr. J. Strachan, of Guelph, gave a couple of readings.

 

Mrs. W. Ross, of Guelph, and Miss Ethel Danscey, of Fergus, were guests of Mrs. Harold (Dr.) King, last week.

 

Mrs. M. Harbottle left last week for Battle (possibly Bad) Axe, Michigan, where she intends to reside with her son.

 

Miss Kate Patterson, of Albany, New York, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Patterson, last week.

 

Mr. Duncan Stewart, of Williamston, spent Sunday last, with Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan.

 

Miss Mary Lawrence, of Sarnia, is the guest of Miss Margaret Doyle, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston News

October 24th 1916.

 

Miss Jessie Patterson, of Albany, New York, was visiting her brother, Mr. Peter Patterson, of Puslinch, last week.

 

Mrs. Gayer and her daughter, Mrs. J. Durnin, were visiting friends in Toronto, last week.

 

Miss Pearl Fahrner left last week for Guelph, where she has accepted a position in Mr. G. B. Ryan’s store.

 

Mrs. J. Quillman returned to her home in Toronto, after spending a couple of weeks with friends here.

 

Miss Anna Meldrum is the guest of Miss Isabel McFarlane, of the 2nd Concession, this week.

 

Mrs. L. McLean is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Riley, of Toronto, this week.

 

Mr. Alton Binkley, wife and family, motored to Acton on Sunday, and spent the day with Dr. and Mrs. Cox.

 

Mrs. Binkley Senior returned home, after spending a week with her son, Mr. George Binkley, of Avon.

 

Mr. John McLean, of Galt, is spending a few days at his home here.

 

Mrs. B. Brown, who has been running “The Temperance Hotel” for the past two years, has given it up, and has gone to Preston to live with her sister, Mrs. Fach.

 

Mrs. Wm. Mason and family, of Campbellville, are here, attending the wedding of Mrs. Mason’s sister, Miss Adelaide McLean, this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs Hugh Campbell, of Hamilton, were calling on friends in the village on Monday last.

 

Mrs. C. Currie left on Monday last for Walter’s Falls, to visit her mother, who is very ill.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Hespeler, and Mrs. A. Campbell and Miss J. Campbell, of Ailsa Craig, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stewart, on Sunday last.

 

The village council has improved the appearance of the village by building new cement sidewalks.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Morriston

November 7th 1916.

 

There was a mistake in last week’s correspondence.  The flower girls were Miss Viola McLean and the Misses Janet and Edna Mason, all nieces of the bride.

 

Mrs. E. Winer was a delegate to the annual convention of the Guelph district library institute, held in Kitchener, last week.  The chief idea expressed at the convention was that the different societies would have to do more for themselves before they could expect much help from the government.

 

Mrs. Wingrove, of Moffat, returned after spending a couple of weeks with her daughter, Mrs. A. McLean, of this village.

 

Mrs. J. Gayer returned home on Saturday last, after spending a month with friends in Toronto.

 

Miss Beatrice McLean, of Hornby, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Miss Isabel McNaughton, of Acton, spent the weekend at her home.

 

Mrs. E. Winer and Miss Mabel left on Monday last for a two-month trip to British Columbia.

 

Mrs. (Dr.) Ramsay, of Eden Mills, is visiting her mother and sisters here this week.

 

Messrs. Lorne and Merrill Brown, of West Toronto, are visiting friends here this week.

 

The members of the Red Cross Society intend packing Christmas boxes on Monday afternoon next, November 13th, to be sent to all of the Puslinch boys who are in active service at the front or in hospitals, and would like the names and addresses of all the boys that are there.  Kindly send the necessary information to any of the Red Cross workers of this village.

 

On Monday evening last, a very enthusiastic meeting was held in Puslinch Lake School, for the purpose of organizing a Red Cross Society.  The society was organized as an auxiliary of the Puslinch Red Cross Society.  The following officers and executive were duly elected: President ─ Miss H. Fyfe, Vice-President ─ Mrs. W. Little, Secretary ─ Mrs. Reeves, Treasurer ─ Miss Quinn, Executive Committee ─ Mrs. Eagle and Misses Little and Robertson.

 

Privates A. McLean, E. Clark, E. Scott, and H. Cockburn, of Woodstock, spent the weekend with their respective parents.

 

 

 

 

 

The Morriston Village News

December 5th 1916.

 

The mild weather during the past week has enabled the farmers to gather in the remainder of their turnips and also to get their ploughing finished.

 

Several from this village and the immediate neighbourhood are taking in the Winter Fair, in Guelph, this week.

 

Dr. King spent a couple of days in London, last week, on business.

 

Colonel W. Nicoll returned home last week, after spending the summer in Saskatchewan with his sons, George and Wilbert.

 

Mrs. W. J. Hodges spent a few days last week visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. McFarlane and Mr. and Mrs. W. Paddock, of the 2nd Concession.

 

Mrs. Jas. McLean is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. Mason, in Campbellville, this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt, of Walkerton, spent the weekend with Mr. And Mrs. C. A. Binkley.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Binkley, of Doon, spent Sunday with Mrs. Binkley Senior.

 

Mr. D. McFarlane, of Chatham, is visiting friends and relatives in and near this village, this week.

 

Messrs. N. Paddock and O. McMillan have returned from the West, after spending three months working on the harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

Court Puslinch Elected Officers

December 19th 1916.

 

Court Puslinch No. 51, I.O.F., held its regular meeting on Saturday evening, December 16th.  The principal business was the election of officers for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows:

 

 

P.C.R.

John Penrice.