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A complete transcription of an article in 19 Sep 1938 Simcoe Reformer .
Reader Uncovers Old Copy of Delhi Reporter
Mrs. R. K. Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Richard Quance, who was buried in Delhi last week, has brought into the Reformer office a treasured copy of the Delhi Reporter [newspaper], giving an account of the death of Mr. Quance, which occurred in Toronto General Hospital on November 17, 1906, at the early age of 53. Interment was made in Delhi cemetery the funeral being held from the home of his brother, Mr. Peter Quance, and an old friend who had known Mr. and Mrs. Quance before their marriage, Rev. C. R. Morrow, conducted the service.
The old paper, dated November 22, 1906, would be interesting to Delhi people of today, as it contained much news of local nature. For instance, St. Alban's Y.P.A. had just been organized and J. O. Boughner, Mrs. A. R. Hotson, now of Simcoe, and Miss Reta Stoddard, were named chief officials. Visiting at outside points were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lehman, Misses Ethel Stipe, Jessie Wilbur, Minnie Pedlow, Minnie Quance, Nellie Morgan, Emma Crysler, Maud Comfort, C. E. Morrow, teacher of music, Messrs. A. W. Crysler, T. Thorburn, James Smith, Walter Provan, Earle Morrow and Albert Awde, the latter being back from Columbia, Tennessee, where he was to return in two months time.
Roy Boughner had accepted a position in Hamilton, Harry Morgan had been engaged as second engineer at the Delhi Electric Light plant, Miss B. Montgomery had learned of her appointment as shorthand and typewriting teacher at Tillsonburg Business College, and Mrs. Gid Kent told the public that she was beginning a dressmaking establishment.
It was noted that Niagara electrical power had reached Toronto at 5:28 on Monday afternoon and the test was successful. Lieut. Peary and his men were returned from the North Pole, having been the nearest of any searchers; Hon. Alex. Vidal, member of the Canadian Senate for 13 years, had just died; the first passenger train to Parry Sound over the Canadian Northern Railway, had been enthusiastically greeted on its arrival; H. H. Groff, Simcoe, was re-elected director of Division No. 9 of the Provincial Fruit Growers' Association; the Social Club had had a good attendance at its first evening on Monday; the machinery for the Delhi Manufacturing Company had just arrived and Oscar Hendry had started on his first trip as representative of the company. E. B. Buchner, Courtland tinsmith, had had a narrow escape from asphyxiation when working in the A. B. Mitchell greenhouse. In giving a report of the return of hunters from Muskoka the Reporter had omitted the name of Charles Smoke, and James Whitside had shipped two more cars of rye to Walkerville and one car of potatoes to Niagara Falls.
An account was given of the fire in Port Rowan the week before when one side of the business street had been wiped out. The regular train from Simcoe had left on her return run before assistance had been asked from the latter town, and the engine had to be sent back from Port Rowan to Simcoe for fire equipment, and it was nearly midnight before water could be thrown.
Advertisers were G. G. Byers; Bank of Hamilton, L. E. Wedd, agent, J. D. Abraham and Co.; E. D. Heath; Charles Schooley, tailor; Pemberton, photographer; H. S. Pettit, blacksmith; Drs. W. Tisdale, R. W. Tisdale, Fred Sheahan; W. M. Guire and F. G. Hendry (dentists); W. H. Wilber, pianos; H. C. Hiliker, carriages and wagons; J. M. Crysler, agricultural implements; James A. Lawson, insurance and harness; Joe B. Some, laundry; J. H. Ferguson, insurance.
Ministers were Rev. J. B. Moore, Baptist, Rev. C. R. Morrow, Methodist, Rev. C. A. Heaven; Rev. O. F. P. Weinbach, Rhineland Lutheran, Father Gnam, LaSalette R. C. church. Delhi Presbyterian church was without a settled minister then.
W. D. Barnes was station agent, and L. G. Pearce and J. Marsaw, auctioneers, advertised that they were open for Delhi sales.
"Bellsburg" and Rhineland sent in budgets and Windham Council had a long session.