Prelude to World War One – Local News



     Carleton Place Herald, Tuesday, June 30, 1914


The following newsy reports are very representative of the social life in Carleton Place, and other small communities in Canada,  just before the outbreak of World War I.  The community buzzed with excitement over the coming Dominion Day holiday, filled with school picnics, sports events, lawn socials, movies, visiting with friends and family, and church activities.  This idyllic prelude to war would be replaced in a month’s time with the clouds of world war.


Remember the 4th of July Excursion to the ‘burg.


Almonte and Carleton Place will play lacrosse here next Saturday – a great game expected.


To-morrow will be Dominion Day – a national holiday – the 47th anniversary of Confederation.


The annual lawn social under the auspices of St. Mary’s church will be held on the 21st July.


Early closing – During July and August Taber & Co. will close their store at 5 o’clock, except Saturday.


The Herald has entered upon its 65th year – and it has been a continuous weekly visitor to many families in this locality from the start.


Special train leaves Arnprior for Carleton Place at 10 o’clock p.m. on Dominion Day.  Big sports program.  Addresses by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. C. J. Doherty and Hon. G. P. Graham.


St. Andrews Sunday school will picnic at Mr. Wm. McDiarmid’s summer home on the lake shore on the afternoon of Dominion Day.


Miss Isabel G. Latimer, eldest daughter of the late James Latimer, of Carleton Place, was married on the 27th instant, at Stanford, Conn., to Mr. W. G. Reynolds.  The Herald extends congratulations from the bride’s many friends here.


Mr. John O’Brien, of Beckwith, was probably one of the oldest men to vote yesterday, travelling 16 miles to record his ballot.  He was accompanied by his wife, to look after him, whose age is 85.  The old couple travelled in an automobile, their first ride in a motor-vehicle.


Remember ‘Zingo’s War in the Clouds’, the big Warrior Feature, Thursday and Friday at the Star.


Mr. E. W. Cox, president and General manager of the Canada Life Assurance Co., died in England on Saturday, where he was resting after an operation performed three weeks ago for an affection of the throat.  Hemorrhage was the cause of death.  Mr. Cox was 50 years of age.


Full Carload of Buggies just received, comprising all the new styles – Auto Seat, Twin Auto Seat, Fan Seat and Triple Auto Seat.  Intending purchasers will do well to see my display before buying.  A call will convince you of the quality of our work.

W. J. Warren, Warehouse at Blacksmith Shop.


Wool Wanted – Any quantity of Washed or Unwashed Wool, for which the highest market price will be paid.

J. F. Cram & Sons.


A Montreal manufacturing concern requires the service, either in whole or spare time, of an energetic lady in Carleton Place to form “Clubs”.  The work is light, pleasant and social.  An excellent opportunity for a lady of energy.  Steady salary paid that increases monthly.  References required.  Address – Pure Food Supply Company Limited, Pure Food Building, Montreal.


Smiths Falls is having a demonstration tomorrow.


Mr. John Lee has been turnkey in the county jail at Perth for 40 years.


Full list of Sports at the Burg on the 4th July.  Do not miss this popular trip.


Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Sunbury left yesterday for a month’s holidays in the Eastern townships.


Mr. James Creighton, who spent the winter in British Columbia, has returned to Carleton Place.


Arnprior is drawing most of our people tomorrow, the firemen and the baseball boys taking part in the doings.


Miss Jean Cavers is spending some holidays at home, having recently completed her course in the McDonald Institute at Guelph.


Mrs. J. H. Lowe, of Joliette, Que., and little daughter, are spending a couple of weeks with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. D. Sutherland.


Excursion to Ogdensburg, July 4th.  Train leaves Carleton Place at 8:50 a.m.  Fare $1.65.


The Maple Leaf Football Club (Ramsay) has reorganized for the season with a good strong team and hope to retain the championship form of last year.


The members of Court Mississippi No. 78, I.O.F., attended service in St. James Church on Sunday evening.  The weather was very unfavorable for a large turnout.  Rev. Canon Elliott preached a strong sermon appropriate to the occasion.


Master Andrew Hughton, one of our High School students, who has been seriously ill for about a fortnight, is improving slowly, although still confined to his bed.  His illness unfortunately prevented his writing at the examinations now in progress, much to the regret of his fellow students.


Tuesday and Wednesday, this week, the Star features “The Whimsical Threads of Destiny,” in two parts.


By a recent decision of the Post master general the rate on newspapers is to be raised from ¼ cent per pound bulk to ¼ cent for each paper, and in cities to 1 cent for each paper.  This will mean in the case of dailies a rate exceeding the subscription price and for weeklies better than half the subscription price.


St. Andrews Sunday School Annual Picnic on Wednesday afternoon, July 1st, at Mr. Wm. McDiarmid’s summer home.  First boats will leave the wharf at 12:30 noon.


Sunday was Children’s Day in the Methodist church and a special service was held in the morning.  The pastor, Dr. Sparling, delivered an address appropriate to the occasion, and the junior choir rendered special music.  The Sunday School Orchestra, of seven pieces, accompanied by the pipe organ, supplied the music.  The church was very prettily decorated with flowers and potted plants, and the service throughout was very much appreciated by those present.





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