Despite the unfavorable weather forecast which promised thundershowers, there was a very large attendance at the picnic held at Osgoode yesterday under the auspices of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, and the weather was for the most part faverable to the outing. which was judged a huge success.
Rev. Father A. J. Gorman, the parish priest, welcomed many members of the clergy from other parishes in the Ottawa district, and a host of old parishioners and friends returned to Osgoode to join the people of St. John's in a most happy occasion.
Fine Sports Program.
A program of sports was run off in the afternoon on the grounds adjoining the church, and refreshments were served under canvas by the busy dinner commitiee. Several times during the day a heavy shower of rain was threatened, and it did rain slightly on two occasions. The showers were not sufficient to dampen the enthusiasm of the picnickers, however, and did not interfere with the regular program of the day.
Among the visiting members of the clergy at the picnic were: Rev. Father F. Corkery, South Gloucester; Rev. Father Gerald Gorman, Huntley; Rev. Father O'Toole, Pakenham; Rev Father McCauley, Fallowfield; Rev. Father J. J. Burke, Ottawa; Rev. Father L. M. Curtin, Ottawa; Rev. Father P. C. Harris, Metcalfe; Rev. Father John O'Neil, Ottawa; and Rev. Father J. T. Brownrigg, Ottawa.
The sports events were keenly contested, particularly the high and vroad jumps, and one of the chief events of the day was the horseshoe pitching contest, in which eight local champions were matched.
Results of the sporting events follows: High jump (prizes donated by C. A. Seguin, M.L.A., K.C.) -- 1. G. O'Callaghan, 4 feet, 8 inches; 2, Lea Hammill.
Broad jump (prizes donated by Alex. Marion, Rockland) -- 1, Leo Hammell, 17 feet, one inch; 2, M. Finley.
100 yards dash, open (prizes donated by Alex. Marion, Rockland) -- 1, M. Finley; 2, H. Blanchfield.
Boys under 12 years, 50 yards dash (prizes donated by John Ralph, Osgoode) -- 1, Oliver McElroy; 2, Alonzo Grant.
Boys over 12 years, 50 yards dash (prizes donated by John Ralph, Osgoode) -- 1, Leo Blanchfield; 2, Walter Clelland.
Girls race, open, 50 yards dash (prizes donated by Mrs. Chapman, Osgoode) -- 1, Mary Kelly; 2, Mary Blanchfield.
In the horse-shoe pitching contest, the first place was won by Fred Thompson and Frank Dowser, as a team, and the second place went to Jack Hurley and V. Marion. Prizes in this event, also were donated by Alex. Marion, the Conservative candidate in Russell County.
Early in the afternoon C. A. Seguin and Alex. Marion visited the picnic at Osgoode, but were on their way to a political gathering at Limoges, and did not address the gathering.
Girls' Ball Game.
During the day an impromptu girls' ball game was held, with the following young ladies taking part: the Misses Margaret Callaghan, Mary Hogan, Mary Burke, Irene Carter, Alice Maloney, Agnes Scissons, Mary Foy and Brigid Neville.
Much of the success of the picnic was due to the energy and untiring effort of those on the various committees. Those responsible for the conduct of the picnic included:
Grounds committee, Thomas Grant, Michael Daley, Philip McEvoy, Hugh Clelland, John Doyle, Sr., Jack McEvoy, William Dewan, Howard Leahy, Ray McEvoy, Pat McEvoy, Leo McEvoy, David Lemieux, Thomas Shields, John H. McEwen, Charles Blanchfield, and William O'Brien.
Refreshment Committee, Thomas McEvoy, Stephen Herbert, Kenneth McEvoy, Lionel McEvoy, Anna Herbert, Lettie Dewan, and Leopold Lemieux.
Fancy work committee, John J. O'Callaghan, Ambrose Herbert, Mrs. J. J. O'Callaghan, Mrs. James Dewan, Ethel Grant, Mary Herbert, Frida Clelland, and Mildred Ralph.
Candy and fish-pond committee, Harold Clelland, Donald McEvoy, Leonard Blanchfield, Theresa Dewan, Miss McKiernan, Miss O'Neill, and Ida Burns.
Miscellaneous committee, Orphir Lemieux, Thomas Daley, Augustin McEvoy, Joseph Herbert, John Ralph.
St. John's Hall committee, James Dewan, Charles McGuire, and William Herbert.
Auto parking committee, Pat Shields, Thomas O'Rourke, John Hurley, Joseph Turner, John O'Rourke, George Burns, Andrew Doyle, Sr., Alonzo Daley, Joseph Carriere and Bernard Dewan.
Dinner committee, John R. Blanchfield, Ernie Blanchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Nap, Faubert, Miss Mary A. Doyle, Mrs. J. R. Blanchfield, John Doyle, Sr., Peter Daley, Michael Herbert, Roe McKenna, Mrs. Philip McEvoy, Mrs. J. H. McEwan, Mrs. Leo McEvoy, Mrs. Alois Herbert, Mrs. James Shields, Miss. Mary E. Doyle, Mrs. O. Lemieux, Mrs. J. Brisson, Mrs. George Burns, Mrs. Thomas Daley, Bruno Lemieux, Howard Blanchfield, Lorne McEvoy, Desmond McEvoy, Mrs. John McEvoy, Mrs. Patrick McEvoy, Mrs. Thomas O'Rourke, Mrs. Thomas Grant, Mrs. Ray McEvoy, Mrs. Augustine McEvoy, Mrs. John Gosson, Mrs. Hugh Clelland, Mrs. Thomas McEvoy, Mrs. Charles McGuire, Mrs. Bernard Dewan, Mrs. Pat. Shields, Mrs. John Devereux, Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Brisson, Jr., Mrs. Brigid Shields, Miss N. Daley, Mrs. Joseph Carriere, Mrs. Alonzo Daley, Mrs. R. Mckenna, Micheal Murphy, Leo Blanchfield, Leslie McEvoy, Bernard McEvoy, Walter Clelland, Thomas O'Brien, Ray Herbert, and Al. Herbert.