This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
March 23, 1888
Toronto company music class

From the March 23, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


About forty new patterns in prints to choose from at R. C. Warren’s.

There is a great deal of sickness in and around our little burg at present.

Mssrs. Caldwell and Willians shipped another carload of cattle on Tuesday.

Mr. Chas. Chamberlain has been visiting his brother in Windsor for a couple of weeks.

Mr. Dyer of Oshawa occupied the pulpit in the Methodist church Sunday morning and evening. Mr. Philp preached in Oshawa.

Spring dress goods in all the fashionable patterns and shades also spring tweeds, cottonades, shirtings etc., at reasonable prices at Warren’s.

Mr. John McPherson has been very poorly for some time, Albert Arnold is sinking very fast, Mrs. Chamberlain and Mrs. Jas. Pirie are also sick. Bert Wells is slightly improved and Fred Wyatt is much better.

The Rev. J. A. Carmichael starts shortly on a trip to Manitoba. He will be gone about two months. His pulpit will be filled during his absence by local ministers. He has had no vacation for two years and has worked very hard, we therefore hope he will enjoy the change, he certainly much deserves.

The Baptists closed their special meetings last Sunday evening. The house proved entirely too small to contain all who sought an entrance. The interest was intense. There were five persons baptized at the last meeting, making between twenty and thirty additions during the series. Many more who have been blessed through this special effort will doubtless soon follow those who have thus publicly acknowledged Christ.

A musical class is being conducted in the Masonic Hall, by the Ketcham concert company of Toronto. They gave a free concert on Saturday night and by canvassing the audience succeeded in getting a class of about thirty-five. They are spoken of as being very efficient teachers in voice culture and the rudiments of music. A concert will be given on Friday night at which the pupils witl assist in the programme.

Temperance has had a grand revival here of late, due to the work done by the “Emerald Team” Mssrs. Smith and Iredale of Hamilton. Thirty-seven new members have been initiated in the R. T. of T’s council and about fifteen more have taken the obligation and are waiting for the goat to get rested. We have now a membership of considerably over a hundred which is being increased at each meeting.

The next meeting of Scott Act association South Ontario will be held in the town hall Brooklin, on Saturday 31st March at 2 o’clock sharp. The executive and all friends of the cause are respectfully invited to attend.

The following was passed at last meeting town of Whitby March 15th. The Scott Act association of South Ontario desires to express their sincere grief at the death of Abraham Farewell Esquire who had for so long been an active and able supporter of the Temperance cause in the province and showed his sympathy and interest in the success of the cause even to the last. And while feeling the loss keenly for ourselves and the work we have in hand, we desire to express deep sympathy to his bereaved friends but rejoice at the same time to feel assured that our loss is his gain. Committee--M. McTaggart, D. Ormiston, W. H. Bewell.

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