This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
June 29, 1888
Area hotels raided!

From the July 6, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


(Too late for last week.)

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Darlington of Buffalo, are visiting Mrs. Darlington.

Miss Allie Luke, of Toronto, is visiting old friends here this week.

Mr. W. A. Holliday has been spending a few days vacation in the city.

Miss Lula Campbell arrived home from Rochester, N. Y., on Wednesday evening.

The Salvation Army, about twenty strong, attended a camp meeting near Markham last Sunday.

One of your councillors and an old veteran at the bar made a raid on our unusually quiet village one day last week in search for the crater. They were repeatedly denied and at last getting disgusted and exceedingly dry they started for Columbus, but, by some swifter means of communication than they expected, the news of their visit reached there before them. The proprietor of the Columbus house being just as innocent as the majority of hotel keepers met them with another refusal and they were obliged to head for home with drooping spirits and parched throats. Whitby must be a pretty hard place when they have to send out a member of their council on an excursion of this nature.

Brooklin and Columbus Presbyterian Sabbath schools held a union pic-nic at Corbet’s point on Tuesday. The day was everything that could be wished for. If a little more time had been given for preparation it would have been much better attended. Six boats were on hand for the accomodation of those who wished to take to the water and were kept out.

The loads that went from Brooklin were arranged in the usual way, the boys in one rig and the ladies in the other. A few boys however, had courage enough to get in with the fair sex, and one young man when he got nearly home plucked up courage enough to put his arm around the young lady’s waist sitting near him and persisted in keeping it there much to the amusement of the loads, and, of course, supreme delight of the young lady. All returned well satisfied with the days outing.

The tea and concert given under the auspices of the Methodist Sabbath school here were not entirely to the credit of all parties concerned. No one can find fault with the tea. The ladies alway give good things in adundance. The concert was, with one or two exceptions, a very poor treat. Master Herbert Delong recited admirably and little Gertie McMarshall delighted everybody and was most enthusiastically encored. One dialogue was very well rendered but was not at all in keeping with the character of the place. It had neither point nor moral and was hardly above being worthy of the name “silly.” The attendance was very slight owing partly perhaps to the weather, but, in my opinion more to the little desire people have of everlastingly attending tea meetings.

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