This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
December 9, 1887

Castors and cruets for sale

From the December 9, 1887 Whitby Chronicle:


Miss L. Francis, of Whitby, spent Saturday and Sunday in town. She visited Miss Mathewson and Miss Warren.

Mrs. Saml. Beall is visiting at Dr. Farewell’s near Hamilton.

Miss Bowman, Hampton, has returned home after a visit to her sister Mrs. Chas. Grass.

Miss Dale has secured the school, known as “Spencer,” and will teach there next year.

B. F. Campbell Esq. arrived from Rochester N. Y. on Thursday night last to spend a few days with his family. He has improved very much in health since he went over in July and reports business very good.

The sermon, by the Rev. S. C. Philp bearing on Temperance, mentioned in last week’s correspondence, was, owing to the rain, postponed till next Sunday evening.

While celebrating St. Andrews at Whitby one of our prominent men had the misfortune to sprain his leg. It was the fault of bad sidewalks or bad something. The corporation should look better after the walks as we cannot afford to have our men laid up with broken legs just on the eve of an election.

The Methodist church choir, with a few friends met at T. H. Wilson’s on Thursday evening to bid farewell to Mr. Thos. Courtice. Oysters were inaugurated in no small quantity. Mr. Courtice has been a member of the choir since coming to the village about a year ago and will be much missed. He has gained many friends here who wish him success.

On Wednesday evening next 15th Rev. Jonathan Goforth will address a meeting in the Presbyterian church. Mr. Goforth is an ordained graduate of Knox college and is an enthusiastic speaker. He has offered himself for the foreign field and will be sent to China early next spring all who can should make it a point to be present on next Wednesday night as there is no doubt but that the address will be both interesting and instructive. A collection in aid of the foreign mission funds will be taken up. Mrs. Goforth will address the ladies in the same church in the afternoon.

T. J. Holliday has just received at his great emporium a choice assortment of Christmas goods. His glass-ware and printed tea and toilet sets are very nice. His silver plated goods are the best made and comprise five and six bottle castors, pickle cruets, butter coolers, butter knives, tea spoons, napkin rings etc. The boys will also get from him the best values in filled gold watch chains, and collar and cuff buttons. He has also just added to his stock a choice lot of Xmas groceries.

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