This Week In Brooklin History

109 years ago this week
September 28, 1888

Shoe Thief Arrested

From the September 28, 1888, Whitby Chronicle:


The Oddfellow's goat is to be given a trial next Friday night.

Mr. W.J. Murray is one of the Judges at the Ontario Central Fair.

Our popular Vet, Mr. R. Hickingbottom will occupy the premises vacated by Mr. Johnson.

Mr. Thos. Courtice of Port Perry occupied the Methodist pulpit last Sabbath for Mr. Philp. Mr. Courtice is one of our best local preachers.

Preparations go bravely on for the singing class concert next month. It will be a hustler. The public can rely upon getting the best entertainment of the season.

Mr. T.W. Johnson has left his old premises adjoining Warren's store and has moved into the brick house on the corner. The place is appropriately named Bury Villa.

Last Saturday afternoon Constable Wilson started for Tara in North Bruce to arrest Eavens accused of stealing leather and boots and shoes out of Goldsbro's shop last July. On Tuesday he returned with the prisoner who was arraigned before Squire Beall. After hearing the evidence the Magistrates committed him to Whitby jail to stand his trial. (Eavens has since been convicted as will be seen from our local column.--ED. CH.)


Mr. James Laurence spent a few days visiting his daughter in Toronto last week and taking in the exhibition.

Quite a number of our residents visited Port Perry fair this week, but everyone seems determined to take part in Whitby next week.

Mr. E.O. Graham, nurseryman, Rochester and formerly of this place, paid a visit on Tuesday last accompanied by a brother nurseryman. Ned looks every inch a business man and as if the world went well with him. He fooled several of the old residents who did not at first get onto his shape. We wish him success.

We are all sorry to lose Mr. Kerslake, who goes west in a few days. He will have a mammoth sale on Thursday, Oct. 4th, when no doubt all his friends will assemble to give him a good send off. He has a fine collection of stock and implements all of which be sold.

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