Very interesting. Funny too that alcohol may have been what lost Tilley the election in '65 as he was a Prohibitionist. I wish I knew my ancestors view on that matter.
I haven't found a connection of the Elliott's with the Steeves (or with practically anyone for that matter). I know from Daniel Johnson's amazing newspaper transcriptions that William Elliott married the daughter of Capt Isaac Carter of Amherst, NS (Catherine/Cassie) and they had only one child Ontario Mary Elliott. Wm. re-married Maggie Holstead. Ontario married a ICR employee from London, Willian F. Evans and moved west. I'm a little frustrated finding the Elliott family (though the marriage record states he was from Pugwash, NS). The family history says they owned a shipyard but I've seen no evidence of that, though he does appear to have been somewhat prominent (at least he is listed as "esq." in the articles. They were affluent enough to send her to Allison School for Girls for several years.