Stories from our past – September 26, 2019

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…


  • The September meeting of the above Institute was held at the home of Mrs. Ed. Metcalf. In spite of the busy time, the turnout was good, quite a few visitors being present. On account of the absence of their president and vice-president, Mrs. Ostrander very ably filled the post.
  • For the past week the wagons of the “Gilmor Street Advertising Co.” have been going around town distributing samples of many lines of goods. The Gilmor advertising system is outside of the newspapers, one of the best advertising mediums in the business.
  • Have you got a horse for sale? If you ahve you had better advertise the fact. A man had a horse for sale, and he advertised the fact in the Gazette. As a result he had twenty applicants for the animal.


  • Wellington – A severe wind storm did damage to trees here on Sunday. A big tree on Bert McKee’s lawn crashed with great force and observers believed it would fall on the house, but a sudden gust of wind swung it in another direction.
  • Two barns were totally destroyed at Hillier Wednesday evening. A nearby house was also damaged. Fire had gained great headway in a barn owned by Thomas Smith before being discovered resulting in Mrs. Bertha Covet’s nearby barn being totally distroyed.
  • Picton Kiwanis Club has announced that the opera “H.M.S. Pinafore,” which they planned to present this fall, had been cancelled owing to prevailing conditions.


  • Two youths will appear in court in Picton and will be arraigned on charges involving the theft of several thousand dollars from a Consecon branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
  • The first in a series of local cartoons appears in this edition of The Gazette. The cartoonist is grade 13 student at PECI, Milton Wright. Milton plans to attend art college in Toronto next year.
  • South Marysburgh Township Council passed a by-law late last month establishing a museum board and the following were appointed to the six-member board: James Plomer, Willis Metcalf, Gerrard Kavanagh, Arthur Ford, and the reeve, Allan Ralley.


  • The South Marysburgh squirts have finished the baseball season in 3rd place, under the coaching hands and watchful eyes of Mert Bently, Chris Salt and Ken Fraser.
  • John Waywell, 16, of Spring Street, Picton, was taken to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries Saturday, when the vehicle he drove left the roadway and rolled.
  • Property owner Mrs. Elwood Burris wanted to confirm whether the property she and her husband own on Highway 33, which is situated next to the Sword Restaurant, is shown as commercial in the Ameliasburgh zoning plan.