This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
October 14, 1887

Christmas fair coming

From the Ashburn column in the October 14, 1887, Whitby Chronicle:


The people of Ashburn intend holding a fair during the Christmas week, valuable prizes will be offered for poultry, butcher dressed hogs, beef etc., also best drivers, single and double. Farmers and others interested will do well to bear it in mind, particulars in due time.

From Local Laconics in the October 14, 1887, Whitby Chronicle:


WE want correspondents at Audley, Glen Major, Brougham and Kinsale, and we would like our other correspondents to write oftner and sweeter. If nothing occurs to write about make up something. If they live in such a poor locality that it is impossible to make up a lie about it, we advise them to give away what they have and go west. Come, whooper-up, boys, each man, every week.

MRS. JAS. CAMPBELL, of this town and Mr. Robert Campbell her son, by a piece of good luck escaped being on the train which met with the awful disaster near Chicago on Tuesday night, in which one train ran into another and both were burned with over thirty passengers. The Campbells were returning from Missouri and laid over for one train longer than they had intended to, otherwise they would shared the disaster.

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