This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
July 27, 1888
Boys on a wild goose chase

From the July 27, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


The Baptist church building here is now a model place of worship, with its new coat of calsomite and varnish – the unseemly stove pipes and lamp posts removed, etc.

Dr. Farewell of Hamilton, is the guest of Samuel Beall Esq.

Mr. R. C. Warren is taking a trip through Muskoka and Parry Sound.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hault of Ingersoll are visiting old friends here this week.

A load of our boys started out on a wild goose chase on Saturday night last. We don’t know whether they were successful in capturing their prize or not, but we believe the citizens of Whitby and Oshawa will be able to testify as to the strength of their lungs.

Several pairs of boots, slippers and fifteen or twenty pairs of uppers were stolen from Mr. Goldbro’s shoe shop here some-time between Saturday and Monday morning. Suspicion rests strongly on a man by the name of Alexander Evans who has previously been in his employ. He was last seen here on Sunday afternoon and was then intoxicated. Mr. Goldsbro was away from home on Saturday, and this man was seen unlock the door of the shop in the afternoon and bring out a parcel. This caused no suspicion at the time as it was not known but that he was still in his employ. On Monday morning Mr. Goldsbro came to his shop he found the door unlocked and missed his goods. Constable Wilson was at once notified and has been at work but nothing yet has been heard of his whereabouts.

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