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The Carleton Sentinel, The Dispatch and The Press Newspapers were published
in the Town of Woodstock, N.B.

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Press Newspaper June 30, 1886
We were wrongly informed when stating that it was the brother of George Finnigan, who accidentally met his death near Debec about a year ago. The brother referred to met his death accidentally, about four years ago, while faithfully discharging his duty as conductor, on a train in the West.

Press Newspaper June 2, 1886
George Finnigan, Richmond, who died Monday 23rd May from a kick of a horse, was a brother of the young man who accidentially met his death about a year ago by falling from a train, near Debec.
Press Newspaper June 2, 1886
Mr. R. Keenan
, of Johnville, has been called to Bangor to see his son, who had his eye severely injured in the woods.
Press Newspaper Jan 13, 1886
A very beautiful black-walnut mantle and a book case, built to fit the niches on each side of the chimney, adorn the sitting room of Dr. Smith's residence. The book-cases and mantles are all the workmanship of Edward B. Jackson, after plans by H. N. Black. The cases are built from the floor; the lower and central parts are made to hold large volumes, and on each side a row of drawers. The upper part is fitted with adjustable shelves. A slide leaf draws out, to be used as writing table, this leaf is supported when out by an automatic bracket. The heavy cornice and cresting are beautifully finished hand work. The cases are neatly arranged on castors, so that they can be easily removed in case of fire. We congratulate out townsman on his handiwork.

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
A deer was caught alive a mile below the town last Wednesday morning. The yard engine had been giving a heavy freight train a shove up the hill and when returning the hands saw a deer near the track; it attempted to scale the fence, but the snow was so deep that it fell back and before it could get away George Miller sprang from the engine and made it captive. The other hands from the engine came to his aid, had his deership hoisted on the engine and gave him a ride into town.

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
The funeral of Mrs. Chas. W. Raymond took place on Saturday, Dec. 30th, from her late residence to the Parish church. In spite of the cold weather there was a large attendance of friends and acquaintances. The funeral arrangements were carried out in the simplist form, according to the wishes of the family. There were no pall-bearers, the sons of the deceased, Rev. W. O. Raymond, rector of St. Mary's church, St. John, Messrs. Lee and Arthur Raymond, and Mr. C. T. Perkins, son-in-law, carried the remains from the church to the grave. The funeral service was said by the rector of the parish, Rev. Canon Neales. Mrs. Raymond leaves to mourn the departure of one whose chief object in life was to hapify the lives of others.

Press Newspaper Jan 1, 1894
Robert Hay, who, we reported in last issue as stricken with paralysis, died at the Victoria Hotel Sunday morning, Dec. 24. Mrs. Hay reached here soon after her husband's illness. Every attention was paid the patient by Mrs. Boyer. A subscription amounting to $114 was presented to the widow. No charge was made by Mr. Boyer for board, nor by Drs. Rankine and Hand for professional services. Mr. Vanwart's charge for casket was only sufficient to cover cost of material.

Press Newspaper Jan 1, 1894
At the regular meeting of Court Carleton No. 162, I. O. F. , Centreville, Dec. 26th, the following officers were elected for the year 1894:

Geo. J. Cronkhite C. R.
A. C. Gibson V. C. R.
S. A. McKenzie F. S.
E. L. West R. S.
L. B. Clark Treas.
F. G. Burtt Chap.
C. Wilkinson S. W.
F. S. McKenzie J. W.
W. H. Hagerman S. B.
L. W. White J. B.
George McClintock C. D. H. C. R.
W. W. White C. P.
F. P. Brown C. P.
Representatives to High Court : E. L. West and F. S. McKenzie


Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
The evidence in the Scott Act cases was continued before Police Magistrate Dibblee Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.
first case taken was that of James Dougherty, on an offence of Jan. 11th.

Willis Ketch was first witness sworn; he said:
I am a barber by trade, my place of business is on Connell Street, next door to store of J. C. Dougherty, the defendant. I go in his place quite frequently. I never got any intoxicating liquor there. I never bought a glass of ale there from Dougherty or anyone else. I never drank any ale in there. I have drank lager beer in there. It was drawn from a pump by James Dougherty. I never bought nor have I ever seen any whiskey, brandy or other intoxicating liquor there. I have never seen people drinking in there; they called for beer, and Dougherty drew it from a pump. I refer to ordinary lager beer.
On being cross examined, witness said:
I had some beer in defendant's place of business. I don't consider it intoxicating. It did not intoxicate me. It is not intoxicating.
On being questioned by A. B. Connell, prosecuting attorney, witness said:
I can't say whether beer contains alcohol or not. I haven't any means of determining whether beer is intoxicating or not, any more than the mere fact that it doesn't intoxicate me.

William Milligan was next witness called. He said:
I know James Dougherty, the defendant. I was in his place of business on Connell street, between the 3rd and 9th of November last. There were three of us,
John Perkins, Geo. Donohoe and myself. We got a drink of brandy each. Dougherty was paid for it. Brandy was intoxicating.
Cross examined, witness said:
I got the brandy between the 3rd and 9th of November last, at the request of John Perkins. I was not paid for evidence given a few days ago. I never got money or promise of money either directly or indirectly for evidence given. I am giving evidence voluntarily.
This case adjourned till Thursday, Feb 1st.

The next case taken up was Queen vs. James C. Dougherty for an offence of Jan. 13th.

The first witness called was
R. J. McLean. He said:
I know J. C. Dougherty, the defendant; have been in his place of business in three months. Can't swear that I have purchased any liquor there in three months; don't think I have.

John Campbell was the next witness called; being sworn, he said:
I know Dougherty, the defendant; have been in his place of business in three months. Have not had any brandy or whiskey in his place during the last three months. I don't drink lager beer. I take almost anything I can catch except lager beer.

John Cogger, sr., was next witness called. He said:
I know James Dougherty, the defendant. Was in his place of business about a month ago. Never got any liquor of any kind during last three months.

Frederick Deboice was next called. Being sworn said:
I know Dougherty, the defendant; have been in his place several times during the last three months. Never got any liquor of any kind there. I don't know Geo Camber, I know Dan Stephenson ????? Camber being pointed out to the ??????, he stated that he had seen him before. He gave him (witness) money to get liquor with, but he didn't get it, and returned the money.

Camber being sworn said:
I know Deboice, I met him on Baird's corner about two weeks ago and asked him to get me half a pint of whiskey. He started up street to get it. I didn't see him go in or come out of any place. He got the whiskey. Dan Stephenson was standing on Merchants Bank corner at the time. When Deboice returned he and I went down to alley the London House and took a drink of whiskey. I then went up to Town Hall where I met Stephenson. He took a drink of the liquor.
Cross examined, he said:
Dan Stephenson asked me to get whiskey. He gave me 25 cents. I didn't see him go into Dougherty's. I did not see him come out again. I walked on up to the Town Hall. About fifteen minutes afterwards Camber came up with the whiskey. We both drank of it. I remember being in Dougherty's saloon between 25th and 30th of November. That was the only time I was in there.

Cross examined, witness said:
That was the occasion I spoke of the other day.
Birdsell Dugan and Willis Ketch went in with me. I drank ale. To the best of my belief it was ale. I won't swear positively they drank anything. I didn't see Deboice get the whiskey spoken of by former witness, nor do I know where he got it.

Foster Brown was the next witness called by the prosecution on offence of Nov 13th. He said:
I know Dougherty, the defendant. Have been in his saloon several times; might have been there Jan 13th. I never drank any liquor of any kind there. I have been in there nearly every day for the last three months. Go in for the purpose of getting water to use in the shop. Never saw any liquor there, noe never heard any called for.

Birdsell Dugan was the first witness called by the defence. He said:
I live in town of woodstock; am clerk in Exchange Hotel. I know J. C. Dougherty, the defendant. I was only in his place of business once; ??? with Dan Stephenson and Willis Ketch; am not sure about the date. Ketch and Stephenson asked for beer, and I asked for something stronger. Dougherty said he didn't keep anything stronger, so I took beer with the others. It was not ale. It was not intoxicating.

Willis Ketch, being sworn, said: I am a barber by trade. My shop is next to Dougherty's saloon. I know Dan Stephenson and Birdsell Dugan. I remember going into defendant's with these men; don't remember exact date. I was only in once in company with these men. Stephenson and I asked for beer; Dugan asked for something stronger. Dougherty said he didn't keep anything stronger than beer. We all drank beer out of the same tap. It was not intoxicating.
Cross examined, witness said:
Will not swear it was 30th of November we went in. Don't remember exact date. Can't say what month it was. It was the date they raided the Queen Hotel. We all drank beer out of the same tap.

His Honor didn't consider the evidence given sufficient to convict Dougherty, and he accordingly dismissed the two first offences.
The further hearing of the third offence, in which
Wm. Milligan was the only witness for prosecution, was adjourned to Thursday, Feb 1st., in order to give the defence an opportunity to procure witnessess, who are now out of the town.

Press Newspaper Jan 22, 1894
Police Magistrate Dibblee held court on Saturday, to hear evidence to violations of the Canada Temperance Act. The first case taken up was an information
against Owen Saunders.

Wm. Milligan was the first witness called; being sworn, he said:
I know the defendant, Owen Saunders. He keeps a small saloon on King street, in the town of Woodstock. I was there on Friday the 12th day of January. I purchased a half pint of intoxicating liquor, and paid 25 cents for it.

There being no agent present to act for the defendant, he was convicted of first offence and a fine of $50 00 imposed, or two months in jail.

next case called was that of James Travis.
Constable James Baker being sworn said:
I know James Travis, the defendant. He does business in the Dougherty building in the town of Woodstock. I went into his place of business on the 18th day of January, inst., for the purpose of serving him with summons. Ernest Jordon was behind the counter, acting as clerk, I did not see Travis. I gave the summons to clerk, stating what it was, and told him to give it to Travis. Iam satisfied Travis was in vicinity and heard what I said. When I came out the clerk followed me to the door, threw the paper at me, and said that he was running the business.

Wilford Eu?bleton, the next witness sworn, said:
I know defendent, James Travers. I don't know whether he carries on a business or not. Couldn't say that he keeps the Dougherty brick building. I have seen him in one of the stores in that building occasionally. I never bought any liquor from Travis. On being asked if he purchased liquor from any one in that store, the witness refused to answer, and was committed to jail for a period of eight days, and the case was adjourned.
The case was afterwards taken up on the witness agreeing to answer all questions, and continuing witness said:
I have been in there twice since the new year. I bought a half pint of whiskey on the 11th day of January, inst., I bought it from Ernest Jordon, and paid him 25 cents for it. He was behind the bar and I suppose he was clerk. I have not purchased any liquor from Travis in the last three months.
Case was adjourned for purpose of apprehending defendant.

next case called was that of Jas. C. Dougherty.
Daniel Stevenson was the first witness called.
He said I know the defendant, Jas. C. Dougherty. He does business on Connell street. I got a glass of ale there, from Dougherty, between the 25th and 30th of November last. I paid him 25 cents, for drinks for three. I consider ale intoxicating ; have got drunk on it several times.
On being cross examined, witness said:
My memory is good unless I am loaded. I get loaded quite often. I know it was between 25th and 30th of November, I was in Dougherty's. When I went in I tapped the ale pump, and asked him to give me some of that. He complyed with my request. To the best of my belief it was ale. What I got there did not make drunk. Mr. McClintock told me to get the ale. He didn't agree to give me any particular amount of money. He had previous to this given me about $10.00 for informations. When I went into Dougherty's there were two other men went in with me, I don't know what they drank. I will swear they drank something. I didn't see anything in their glasses. Since McClintock resigned, I have talked with Inspector Colpitts about the case. I told Colpitts I had a drink of ale at Dougherty's about the last week in November. Colpitts gave me 50 cents yesterday. He also gave me $5 last week, I spent $3 of it for whiskey. He gave me seven or eight dollars at other times. He deals in cash largely. He is banker for this concern. He also became answerable to Mr. Alcorn for a grocery bill of mine. I don't know amount of bill. He generally bought the liquor and I drank it. When I get dry and hard up I ask him for money and he gives it to me.
Case adjourned to Tuesday, 23rd inst.
Two other cases of J. C. Dougherty and one of Owen Kelly adjourned to Tuesday.

Press Newspaper Jan 22, 1894
A race will take place in the rink on Wednesday evening, 24 inst., between Herb Craig, James Montgomery, Harry Glew, Charles Glew and Thos. Troy. As the contestants are all very good speed skaters it is anticipated that the race will be a very exciting one.

Press Newspaper Jan 22, 1894
In an item published in the Press last week it was made to appear that G. H. Garden, C. E., formerly of this place, had been elected a member of the Canadian Society of Engineers. It should have read he was elected a member of the Council of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers.

Press Newspaper Jan 22, 1894
H. N. Atherton met with a very serious accident Friday, he was leading a horse from the livery stable, but giving the animal too much rope he wheeled and kicked Mr. Atherton in the face, inflicting a very severe wound, and knocking out two of his teeth.

Press Newspaper April 21, 1886
The Sheriff opened his Court at the Court House last Monday morning at 11:15, with usual formalities.

George Randolph Ketchum was nominated by-  
Charles B. Everitt G. W. Hovey
Lawrence Gallagher Stephen Peabody
George Stickney Judson Kearney
Jonathan Harding John D. Baird
James P.Watson  


Edward S. Gillmor was nominated by -  
Rev. He????? J. Shaw John Miller
Thomas G. Millberry Robert Montgomery
Archibald Scott Robt. D. Montgomery
John Home Alexander Shaw
John McIntosh Noris L. Shaw
Wm. Lamont John Kimball
Win. E. Thistle Geo. W. Shaw
C. McBrine A. A. Milbury
George Adams Robert Wasson


Marcus C. Atkinson was nominated by -  
F. H. Hale L. R. Harding, jr.
Ruben Robinson Edward McDade
G. W. Slipp John Graham
Peter Murphy E. M. Boyer
John Donnolly Bradford Palmer
G. W. Vanwart Arthur F. Garden
F. W. Shaw Ralph Seely
Nathaniel Gregg A. K. Bell
Clowes DeWitt G. W. Boyer
John Harper W. D. Balloch
John Smith  


Howard B. White was nominated by -  
John R. Tompkins J. R. Murphy
David J. Wiley, M. D. Hugh Hay
R.W. Hume J. C. Gibson
P. A. Ryan B. Lynch
Henry Darkis R. Maxtead
S. L. Gallop Jos. Magee
Welsey McMullin W. C. Rideout
Richard Wheeler Colin King
C. W. Kinney James Montgomery
J. L. Saunders Wm. Bell
J. R. Hagerman, M. D. J. S. Allen
Forrester, McLeon A. W. Hay
George Connell and 134 others.


Burrill M. Shaw was nominated by -  
Charles A. Chase J. W. Birmingham
Avard Harmon George O. Brittain
S. E. Campbell J. H. Adair
D. H. Keswick George W. M'Auley
A. Faulkner Allan Day
S. W. Shaw George Campbell
George Horanon Frederick Jinson
Carleton C. Clark J. C. Burtt
F. P. Shaw Kandolph Day
Sidney Hubble David H. Graham
John Lynch George Faulkner
E. P. Nevers H. J. A. Belyea
Judson G. Cheney Reid Chase
Robert Paget John Irvin
E. W. Stevens, M. D. Israel M. Nevers
George A. Peoples Joseph M. Maddox
George W. Campbell Norman N. Dickinson
William T. Campbell Benjamin Lasky
Murdoch Mathison Joel Ellis
Jos. H. Faulkner Wilmot Robinson
Amos Nickerson  


Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
DIBBLEE.-On January 2nd, the wife of J. T. A. Dibblee, M. P. P., of a son.
Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894

Plummer-Raymond.-At the residence of the bride's mother, Simonds, on the 27th inst., by Eld. A. H. Kearney,
Mr. Amasa Plummer to Miss Sophia J., daughter of Mrs. John Raymond.

INNES-BRADLEY.-At Perth, on Dec. 24th, by Rev. J. B. Young,
John W. McInnes and H. Almeda Bradley, both of Gordon, Victoria county.

Folkins-Currie.-At St. John's church, Richmond, Dec. 20th, by the Rev. A. W. Teed, Rector,
Hannah Jane Currie to John P., Folkins, both of Richmond, N. B.

Ross-Foster.-At the residence of the bride's father, G. F. Foster, Esq., Middle Simonds, Dec.20th, by Rev. A. A. Hayward,
W. Webster Ross, of Middle Simonds, to Miss Annie E. Foster, of same place.

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894

Flower.- Died at Winn., Me., Dec. 13th.,
Frederick M. Flower, in the 44th year of his age, leaving a sorrowing wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn their loss.

Densmore.-At Woodstock, on Dec. 29th ult.,
Maud D., infant daughter of George and Maggie Deusmore, aged three months and three days.

Brook.- At Grafton, on New year's eve,
Mr. James K. Brook, aged 63 years, leaving a widow and six children to mourn their loss.

Grey.- At Woodstock, after a lingering illness,
Hubert Grey, aged 45 years, leaving a widow and one son to mourn their loss.

Press Newspaper Jan 15, 1894
Fireman Geo. Hendry Meets a Sudden Death
Locomotive Plunged into a Lake
The community was shocked yesterday morning to hear of the sad accident, through which
Mr. George Hendry of this town met his death.
Owing to the heavy storm of Friday and Saturday, the railroads were blocked, and all trains on the Atlantic Division were cancelled. When the storm had abated, special engines and snow ploughs were ordered out all over the line. Two engines and a plough were ordered out all over the line. Two engines and a plough were sent out from McAdam to work south. About 10 o'clock Saturday night they reached Harvey Lake. Along a portion of the road, there is a sharp curve, with a high bank on one side, and the lake fifteen feet below on the other side. While going round this curve, the plough left the track, ran into the bank on the right, and the forward engine went over the bank on the left and into the lake. The engineer, Hake Haddock, was thrown through the cab window on to the ice, several feet away.
The fireman, George Hendry, was drowned. He was completely buried with coal from the engine when found. One arm was broken, and his legs scalded.
Mr. Hendry was a son of Geo. Hendry, engineer at the Water Works station here. His remains arrived here this morning, and will be interred in the Woodstock cemetery tomorrow, Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o'clock. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents and sister.

Press Newspaper Jan 15, 1894
Among those who left last week to pursue their studies at St. Martin's Seminary, were:
Rilla Hale
Kate Phillips
Edith Grant
Alma Phillips
Eldie Pitt
Maudsley Davis
Frank Barnes

Press Newspaper Jan 15, 1894
Willie Hoyt, young son of Reginald Hoyt, had his arm broken last Tuesday. He slipped on the ice while on his way to school.

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
Another of our old settlers
has passed to his rest. Alexander Macdonald, aged 75 years. Deceased was a native of Thornton Grange, Ba?ffshire, Scotland, where for several years he was employed as a farm "greive" (overseer), and where he married his first wife, the mother of all his children. In 1861 he emigranted to America with the late Rev Mr. Glass's emigrants, bringing with him his wife and three sons; his daughter Elizabeth had previously died in Scotland, and his wife died on the passage out and was buried at sea.

After reaching Woodstock he remained a short time there and in Richmond, engaged in work. While in Woodstock
he married his second wife, Mary, sister of the late Mr. David Munroe, of Woodstock. Reaching Glassville, he finally settled down on the lot, which he occupied till death. His second wife died two or three years ago, after he married a third, who now survives him. There were no children by the last two.

Of the three sons by his first wife, Duncan, the oldest, is a prosperous farmer in a neighboring settlement; Alexander, the second son, went out to Ohio, was very successful, may now be said to be one of the oil kings, and is reputed comparatively wealthy; William, the youngest, went out to Pennsylvania and died from diphtheria.

Mr. Macdonald was a laborious, painstaking and successful farmer and very highly estenmed by all who knew him. He was a road commissioner for many years, and was a member of the Presbyterian church, all along distinguished for his religious integrity and christian consistency. For a few years past, especially the last two years, he had been in failing health. The immediate cause of death might be said to have been an accident. He lingered for a few and finally passed away in the sure and certain hope of "the life everlasting," through the merits of a crucified Redeemer. His remains were interred in the Glassville cemetery on Thursday, the 28th, and were followed to the grave by a large and much affected crowd of mourners. Funeral services at the house were conducted by Rev. Messrs. Beairsto and H?me, and the grave by Rev. Mr. Beairsto.
(note:estenmed was spelt this way in the newspaper article)

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
The members of the I O F Court, Glassville, No. 1309, held their annual meeting for the election of officer bearers in the Caledonian Hall on the evening of Wednesday, the 27th, when the following officers were duly appointed:-

Jas. Miller C. R.
Alex. Lyon W. C. R.
Wm Simpson R. S.
Peter B. Miller F. S.
Joseph A. Nixon Treas.
George B. Reid Chap.
Frederick D. Skinner S. W.
James G. Lyon J. W.
Alonzo A. Milbury S. B.
Judson F. Milbury P. C. R.
Hedley Milbury J. B.
Frederick B. Thomas & Peter B. Millie representatives to H. Court
George B. Reid & Wm. Simpson substitutes

The above court is in a highly flourishing condition.

Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894
Mr. William Dickinson has leased the blacksmith shop formerly occupied by Mr. Doyen, he is prepared to meet all demands in the blacksmith line.

Press Newspaper March 10, 1886
Gabriel Craig received a very severe injury in his back and chest while engaged working at Murchie's Mill, Edmundston. A piece of timber, to which a lifting block was attached, broke under a severe strain and some part of the falling machinery struck him on the back. He came down in the train in the midst of the late storm, and though as comfortable as possible under the circumstances, yet the journey to him was a tedious one.

Press Newspaper March 10, 1886
In the Police Court on Friday, at 2 o'clock, p.m., A. Carpenter appeared to answer the charge of violation of the Canada Temperance Act, but failing to give a satisfactory answer was fined $50. He was followed by John McFarlan and Geo. McDonagh, who also failed to satisfy His Worship of their innocence, and fared a similar fate. Peter McCusker was not present, but the accusation against him was sustained, and the ordinary fine levied.

Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
Joseph Giberson, of Wicklow, died on the the 19th., of dyspepsia. Through his severe severe illness had the patient ministrations of his faithful wife; but a few days before his death she was striken with grippe, which proved fatal only three days after Mr. Giberson's death. They leave a large family. Four sons are working their ways in other parts, and the youngest is at home. Both the deceased were members of the Free Captist Church, they were 63 years of age.(note: severe was typed twice in the newpaper article; church spelt Captist)

Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
A very painful accident occurred at Bristol last Monday, by which Mr. George Wiggins nearly lost his life. He was at work in the mill, Mr. G. A. Britton's, when his coat was caught by a revolving shaft. He was whirled round the shaft till after he became unconcioes; his clothing gave way and he fell to the floor. His clothing was torn off; but he escaped without permanent injury. Dr. Atkinson was called and soon had the patient in a comparatively comfortable condition. (note:unconcioes was spelt this way in the newspaper article)

Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
Mr. George Hume died at his residence in Fredericton last Tuesday morning. He had been confined to his room for eight or nine months, and during the past few months the end was looked for at any time. He was a great sufferer. He was a native of this county and resided here till he moved to Fredericton, upwards of twenty years ago.
He was proprietor of
Long's Hotel, Fredericton, till failing health compelled him to sell out the business. He leaves a brother in this county, R. W. Hume, Florenceville, and two sisters, Mrs. Duncan and Miss Hester Hume, of this town. He leaves two sons, Fred and Horace, both doing business in British Columbia, and three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Vanwart and Miss Nellie Hume in Fredericton, and Mrs. Frank Thompson in St. Paul. He was 63 years of age.

Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
At 11 a.m., Jan. 20th., 1894, near Highlands, N. B. In the absence of her husband, Mrs. Harvey Fisher went to the barn near by to attend to the cattle, leaving her two children, one 3 years old, the other 11 months old, alone in the house. During her absence the house caught fire and the children perished in the flames. An effort was made by those who first reached the fire to rescue the bodies. The remains of the oldest was the body without the limbs, the exposed bone crumbling to the touch. The youngest bore no resemblance to humanity.

Press Newspaper Jan 29, 1894
I hereby challenge Alfred Fields to compete with me in a combination skating and running race; skate one mile and run one mile. The race to take place in the Woodstock Rink on the 14th of February, 1894.

Thos. F. Troy
I hereby accept the challenge of Thos. F. Troy to compete with him in combination skating and running race. I will skate a mile and run a mile with him for a purse of anything from $1 to $20. Race to come off at the time and place mentioned in the challenge.

Alfred Fields

Press Newspaper April 28, 1886
At Bloomfield, Feb. 16, John Williamson, a well known resident of that place, was arrested on a charge of forgery. During the past winter Williamson was engaged in hauling bark to Houlton, usually selling it at the Extract Works, receiving in payment checks on the First National Bank.
He worked his little game after this manner:
Receiving a check for $6, he would affix "ty" and a oypher, converting it into a check of ten times its original value. In this way it is said that he committed forgeries for several large amounts, using the
nom du plume A. K. Watson to back checks. Williamson's name has been mixed up in several crooked transactions of late. He has a wife and several children.-Cam.
Williamson, who is held in Houlton jail for forgery, was decoyed across the border by detectives from Houlton, and then arrested. Probably they resorted to this device to avoid the trouble of obtaining extradition papers.

Press Newspaper April 28, 1886
Stephen Orser, of Windsor, has purchased from F. H. Hale the celebrated Clydesdale Colt, Robert Barrister, Jr., which Mr. Hale purchased at the Exhibition in St. John in 1883. This horse is now four years old, and weighs nearly 1700 lbs. His sire, Barrister, imported from Scotland, has always when exhibited, taken first prize in
P. E. I. Mr. Orser will announce where his horse will stand this season.

Press Newspaper Jan 7, 1886
One evening last week an old gentleman,
Walter Barratt by name, went to bed in good health. Not rising the next morning at his usual hour, some of his relatives went to his room and found, him apparently still sleeping. They made an effort to arouse him but failed. He continued in this state until evening and without pain breathed his life away. He was a brother of the late Edward Banatt of Wicklow, was never married, and, previous to his death resided with his nephew John Barratt, Esq. He was buried by the Rev. J. Wesley Smith, at Tracy's Mills.

Press Newspaper Jan 7, 1886
On Wednesday before Christmas, Rev. J. K. King married
Mr. George Smith and Miss Carvill, daughter of I. S. Carvill, Esq. Also by the same, on Wednesday 30th. inst., Miss McWade to a gentleman from Ontario, whither the happy couple have taken their departure. We wish them health and happiness in their new home.

Press Newspaper Jan 7, 1886

Town Council Thursday, Dec. 31, 1885
  Bank statement showed $762.39
The following accounts were ordered to be paid -  
Wm. Chalmers $ .9.50
P. Broderick ....4.50
James Carr ..11.34
J. R. Ray ....3.95
National Motor Company ..27.26
A H Fogg & Co. ....1.05
D. Barry ....4.50
Customs ...12.65
J. N. W. Winslow ...30.64
Luke Lawson $120.46
A. Gibson ....57.79
James Hayden ....87.62
James McLellan ....2.75
N. B. Railway Co.
T. McAvity & Sons ....4.50
Jas. A. Munro ....3.75
P Broderick ...36.00
J Dalton ...31.00
A. Dunbar ...95.83
  Less one month's rent, $12.50

Press Newspaper May 26, 1886
Henry Price had his hand badly jammed by getting caught in some machinery, at Dickinson's Tannery, last Thursday; Dr. Sprague dressed it.

Press Newspaper May 26, 1886
Mr. A. B. Boyer, B. A., has been appointed by the class of '85 to deliver the valedictory on behalf of his class at the en???nia at the university next month.

Press Newspaper May 26, 1886
J. H. Kilburn, M. D., returned home last week, having ? ?????? graduated at the University of Pennsylvania. He intends remaining at Richmond Corner this summer.

Press Newspaper Feb 3, 1886
Alex. Nevers, Esq., and Mrs. Nevers, passed through here last Saturday evening en route to Eureka, Cal.
We are sorry to see such men as Mr. Nevers leaving our country, but as they go we wish them a pleasant and prosperous future. Mr. Nevers was given a supper at Hartland before his departure, a notice of which in Hartland items is received too late for this issue.

Press Newspaper Feb 3, 1886
A very beautiful brass lectern has lately been placed in the Parish Church. It is a very handsome and artistic specimen of wrought brass. It was manufactured in Montreal, and is a memorial of the late Miss Elizabeth H. Ketchum, presented by her sisters as a gift to the Church.

Press Newspaper June 23, 1886
Snow_At Andover, on the 17th inst., G. Holland Snow, aged 42 years and 8 months.
Press Newspaper June 23, 1886
( The funeral of the late G. Holland Snow, who died suddenly at Andover, on Thursday of last week, took place from his mother's residence on Saturday.)

_At Kilburn, on Monay, 1?th inst., of cancer, M. Jane, wife of William Kilburn, aged 69.
Sentinel please copy.

Nelson_At Williamstown, Carleton Co., June 12th, after a lingering illness,
Elizabeth Jane, beloved wife of William Nelson, aged 51 years. She has left a sorrowing husband and four children to mourn their loss. Her end was peace. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. George W. Foster, assisted by Rev. H. Hartt.

Press Newspaper June 23, 1886
McNeal_Ervin -At the residence of bride's father, Hillandale, near Andover, Victoria Co., N.B., on the 15th, inst., by Rev. A. E. Ingram, assisted by Rev. Chas. Henderson, Stephen McNeil, of Rices, Benton Co., Minnesota, to Miss Amanda Ervin, youngest daughter of Mr. Andrew Ervin, of Andover, Victoria Co., N. B.

At Woodstock, on the 17th inst., by Rev. W. E. Parker,
George F. Mott, of Woodstock, to Miss Mary V. Flewelling, of Greenwick, Kings Co., N. B.

Press Newspaper June 9, 1886
Winifield Seaborn met with a serious accident last Thursday. He was visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Watson, of Littleton Me. He was sitting on the staging on the roof of a building, that was being shingled, and had a revolver in his hand. In some unaccountable manner the revolver was discharged and the ball, a 32 calibre, entered his foot near the ankle. He was taken to Houlton for surgical operation, but the ball could not be found, and still remains in his foot.

Press Newspaper June 9, 1886
Honors To A Glassville Young Lady
We learn from New York papers that
Miss Margaret McKenzie, daughter of Mr. Murdock McKenzie, East Glassville, has passed a medical examination with high honors in New York. She studied for three years at the Charity and Maternity Hospitals there, and throughtout her whole course of instruction, distinguished herself by close application to all those branches of theoretical and practical training, proficiency in which is so essential in her responsible line. After passing through her, cirriculum she graduated with the highest honors. She is now practising in New York city, and has already had several critical cases under treatment which she carried through with great success. In her, modus operandi, she avails herself of all the modern scientific aids of electricity, etc.

Press Newspaper June 9, 1886
The Florenceville Bridge _ A Formal Opening
To appreciate the joy that gladdened the hearts and beamed upon the countenances of those who met on Tuesday of last week to unite in the formal opening for traffic of the Florenceville bridge, it is only necessary for us to consider our present conveniencies in comparison with the struggles endured in the way of traffic , before the building of the Woodstock bridge. And when the amount of traffic and travel that has crossed the river at Florenceville, during the last few years is considered, the comparison will not seem a disproportionate one.

Before the railway ran along the river bank, the need of a bridge was not so deeply felt, but now with a station opposite and a rapidly increasing growth of our country spreading in every direction, a bridge at this point was an absolute necessity. Our Representatives have for several years been alive to the fact and have not failed to use all their influence with alternate goverments to secure the bridge.

The contract was originally let to Mr. Albert Brewer, in 1884; work was commenced in the last of December of that year. He had so far proceeded with the work as to have it nearly ready for the public, when the ice freshet in April of 1885, cut-through the piers and carried away a large part of the bridge. But a necessity so great could not long remain in that state, and the rebuilding was soon ordered by the Government. Mr. Brewer again became contractor, and as soon as he could procure lumber he proceeded with the work.

The present bridge is a much more substantial structure than the first one, and for a roadway bridge is all that could be desired. The piers are cased with birch on the front and sides and protected against the ice and lumber by 3/8 boiler plate. It is built after the Arch Burr Truss pattern; there are in all seven spans, four of which are 175 feet each; one is 150 feet and two 32 feet each. The carriage way is 17 feet wide. The length of the bridge including approaches is 1,077 feet.

It was fitting that a structure of such substantial importance to the locality should be opened to the public with appropriate ceremony, and inspired by a local enthusiasm the people of the locality appointed a committee to prepare and carry out a suitable program. It was decided by the committee that an address to the Chief Commissioner of Public Works, a complimentary dinner and addresses from different representations of the public would be in most appropriate order. Tuesday of last week was the day appointed, and when the hour arrived the committee, had their preparations fully in hand. Invitations had been widely extended to this and adjoining counties as well as members of the local Goverment. Hon. P. G. Ryan responded on behalf of the Government, and a very large gathering of citizens showed their hearty appreciation of the enterprise.

The procession formed on the East side of the river; the Chief Commissioner and the Contractor leading the way.
At the approach the word " Welcome " in large letters was posted above the carriage way, and above it was a crown; the posts were covered with evergreens. At the center of the bridge , midst evergreen decorations, appeared clasped hands painted on canvass, indicating the union of the East and West sides of the river. Here the procession halted while J. R. Tompkins, Esq., on the behalf of the committee, read the following: Note:A number of addresses, dinner menu, etc. followed in the newspaper article.

Press Newspaper Nov. 29, 1883

L. N. Fletcher Jewelry Store, Woodstock, N. B. Business Ad

Press Newspaper June 2, 1886
L. N. Fletcher maintains that he has the finest stock and is the best looking jeweler in Town.
Call and see for yourselves.

Press Newspaper Jan 3, 1874

M. McGuirk Business Ad, Woodstock, N.B.

Press Newspaper July 12, 1883

W. H. Hall Business Ad, Woodstock, N.B.

Press Newspaper Jan 3, 1874



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