The Month That Was – May 1862

All articles originally appeared in the Oshawa Vindicator

Content warning – an article in 21 May 1862 discusses a death by suicide.

7 May 1862, Page 2

Postmasterships
Mr. Francis Kellar, of Whitby, has been appointed Postmaster of Oshawa, in place of Mr. D. Smith, who is appointed to the Whitby office. We hope Sidney and the wire-pullers will get things fixed to suit them pretty soon. The hangers-on of Whitby are very well pleased with the position of the cards at present. Mr. Kellar’s being stationed at Oshawa instead of Whitby leaves the Whitby office still open for aspirants – Mr. Smith’s appointment being only one of convenience for the time being. He is worthy of a better position, and will get it, if the last of the Hincksites is not ejected from office too suddenly to allow of the papers being made out. We are sorry to part with Mr. Smith at Oshawa, for we believe he gave the best of satisfaction to all having business at the office.

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Notice
Valuable Property For Sale in the Village of Oshawa

The building at present occupied by Henry Binge, Druggist, and Frank Taylor, Jeweler, situated on the northeast corner of King and Simcoe Streets, known as Sutton’s Block, will be sold by public auction at Woon’s Hotel, on Thursday the 15th day of May next, at 12 o’clock noon. Terms made known on day of sale.

John Warren, Wm. Bartlett, Assignees of WJ Sutton’s Estate. Oshawa, April 22nd, 1862.

Coal! Coal!
Just received Ex “Royal Oak” from Oswego, a lot of Blacksmiths’ Coal, which will be sold cheap for Cash or approved credit. A supply will be kept constantly on hand. James O. Guy, Port Oshawa, April 15th, 1862

7 May 1862, page 3

14 May 1862, page 2

Ran away, but got Caught
On Saturday evening last, while the members of the Oshawa Rescue Fire Company were returning to their quarters, after going through with one of their monthly evolutions, a span of smart looking horses from the country, not being accustomed to such sights, took fright at the red-coated gentlemen and their machine, and started on a gallop with their load. The firemen slipped anchor and gave chase, in right earnest. The horses passed up King, down Centre, and on to Athol Street, where they were intercepted by some half dozen of the fleetest of the Rescuers, and after knocking down one who attempted to grapple the bits, were “brought to,” almost instantly. Immediately the wagon box was filled with cargo of firemen, several of whom got hold of the “horse strings: to act as moderators, while others sent the air with ebullitions of exultation over their bravery in capturing the team. … The damage done on occasion was very slight – nothing further than distributing a few bags of wheat, bran, &c., along the street; but it might have been worse, and shows that people should not be so reckless of life and property as to leave their horses standing in the street without being securely tied. – Communicated

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Torch Lights,
This is to caution all parties against carrying Torch Lights, or cutting Pine Timber on my premise – particularly on the north 60 acres of Lot No. 4, Broken Front, as the penalties of the law will be strictly enforced. John Wilson, East Whitby, April 22nd, 1862

Died
On the battle-field at Pittsburg Landing (Tenn.) on Sunday, April 6th, First Lieutenant Frank N. Doyle, of Company H, 16th Iowa Volunteers, formerly of this office, in the 24th year of his age.

“Poor Frank! He little thought he was to die so soon; yet he died nobly, with his face to the foe, encouraging the men to retreat in good order. We buried him on yesterday, April 8th, on the field where he so nobly fell, with nought but a pine board with his name, age, rank, date of his death, and his place of residence on it to mark the spot where the young hero died. There he lies, far from home and friends, in an enemy’s country, in the wilds of Tennessee, within a short distance of the Tennessee River. You may judge of the feelings of those who had been so long associated with him, on this occasion. Often we think of him and murmur a prayer for him who sleeps the long sleep.” Letter from an officer of the regiment, published in the Dubuqe Daily Times.

Newspaper notice for property for sale by auction
14 May 1862, page 3

21 May 1862, page 2

Distressing Suicide in Oshawa
On Friday morning last, the inhabitants of our village were startled at an early hour, with the intelligence which went the rounds with marvelous speed, that Mr. Martin Bambridge, Blacksmith, one of the oldest and best known residents of the place, had been found dead, at five o’clock, in the loft of his stable.

A jury was soon summoned to investigate the matter, and a Coroner’s Inquest was held, before Dr. Jos. Clarke, at the residence of the deceased, at 9 o’clock. …

The jury, after hearing [the evidence] agreed upon their verdict without leaving the room, which was that the deceased was found hanged, and that, in the opinion of the jury, he came to his death by his own hands.

The deceased was widely known and highly respected in the community, and his untimely death has produced a painful impression in the minds of a large circle of friends. His remains were accompanied to their place of internment, in the Episcopal-burying ground, on Sabbath afternoon, by a great concourse of people. The burial service was performed by Rev. Mr. Dickson.

Newspaper ad for fancy work
21 May 1862, page 3

28 May 1862, page 2

New Election in Oshawa
On Friday next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, a meeting of the Electors of Oshawa is to be held at the Court House for the Purpose of electing a Village Councillor in place of Mr. W. W. Brown, who has resigned. It is to be well represented at the meeting, and that a wise choice will be made.

Base Ball Club
At a meeting held in Woon’s Hotel, on Wednesday evening, the 14th inst., by a number of the young men of this place, a Club was organized entitled the Morning Star Base Ball Club of Oshawa, and the following members were elected as Officers for the present season, viz: Edward Morris, President; Thomas W. Gibbs, Vice Pres.; Wm. Ogston Hay, Secretary. Committee of Management: T.G. Webster, Walter Spender, James Stephens, T.W. Gibbs.

The above Club meets, for play, every morning at 5 ½ o’clock, on Conant’s field. Persons wishing to become members of the same, can hand in their names to the Secretary.

Two newspaper ads for wool
28 May 1862, page 3

The Month That Was – April 1871

All articles originally appeared in the Oshawa Vindicator

5 April 1871, page 2

The House of Commons have virtually passed the bill admitting British Columbia into the Confederation. She is to enter with three members in the Senate and six in the commons. The financial arrangement, however, are the important part of the agreement. By these terms it is proposed to allow British Columbia an annual allowance of $35,000; And eighty cents per head of the population until it reaches the maximum of 400,000; an ask the debt of the provinces small, interest will be allowed upon the difference between its actual debt and the proportional indebtedness of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick…. The dominion binds herself to secure the construction of a railway to the Pacific within 10 years; And the province hands over to the dominion about 16 million acres of land, for which she, in turn, will receive $100,000 a year in half yearly installments to be paid in advance. Then it is proposed to guarantee the interest for ten years, at 5% per annum, dating from the completion of the works on a sum not to exceed 100,000 pounds sterling for the construction of a first class graving dock at Esquimault. The railway is not to be constructed by the government, but by companies, who will receive land grants and a cash bonus amounting to about 10 millions. the government have guaranteed that its construction shall not increase the taxation of the country, and are to add a rider to the bill expressive of the manner in which the road is to be built. Without the road the mere Confederation would be a farce. If the construction of the intercolonial is justifiable, the construction of the Pacific is 10 times more so, for it opens up not only a country, but almost a continent to settlement.

5 April 1871, p1

12 April 1871, page 2

The roads this spring have not been as bad at least, but they have been in many places almost impossible. The reach road between Oshawa and Prince Albert, has been very bad in a few places and requires a considerable outlay. We are glad to know that the council of East Whitby intend an outlay of something like $1500 including the county grant upon it. This will make the portion within the limits of the Township very fair. A rich Township like this ought to have every concession line gravelled. The outly would be amply repaid in a year or two by the saving of time, waggons and horseflesh. The council of the Township has paid great attention to this subject, and we hope that as before the ratepayers will approve and support their enlightened policy, even should they be more liberal than of old.

The constable has issued his edict against cattle running at large, and the boys are ready to carry it into effect by impounding all stray livestock.

Stealing horses from the hotel sheds seems to have become an institution here. On Monday evening about half-past six, Mr. W. May drove his horse and wagon into Hines’ shed. At half-past eight he entered the shed and found his property gone. It has probably been taken northward. A full description will be found in our advertising columns.

$25 Reward
The above reward will be paid for the recovery or information leading to the recovery of my mare, light waggon, buffalo robe, and harness, stolen from the shed of Hines’ Hotel, Oshawa, last evening; and the apprehension of the thief. The mare is a light bay, nearly cream color, with dark mane and tail. She is five years old, and interferes in her hind legs. The waggon is a spring democrat, with name of maker (Lavis) on tail board.
WM May
Oshawa, April 11, 1871

newspaper advertisement for good for sale
12 April 1871 page 3

19 April 1871, page 2

Sometime last week the barns of Mr. Petrie, on the base line, and Mr. Phillips, Cedar Dale, were entered. From the former, 10 or 12 bushels of oats and some poultry, and from the latter, a bag of clover seed, were stolen. The farmers of East Whitby will yet have to form a vigilance club to bring to justice these burn robbers. Probably all the thieving is done by one or two residents, and a proper watch on any suspicious characters would put an end to their depredations.

That portion of Moore’s Hill, in the road between Oshawa and Whitby, belonging to West Whitby is in very bad condition. One or two places require to be cross trained an additional gravel placed upon it. We hope the townships will keep up the good work begun buy them on this hill. A road with so much travel ought to be made one of the best, instead of one of the worst roads in the country. If the four municipalities interested would enter into some concerted plan this could be done at no great expense. Great improvements have been made during the last two or three years, but there is much that remains to be done. Let the councils try the union plan. A committee from each council could meet in Whitby or Oshawa and unite upon a scheme to be adopted by their respective councils. The same committee might have power to revive the Union Burial Ground question and suggest a plan for carrying out the two long neglected idea of making a cemetery worthy of the municipalities’ interested.

The horse and waggon belonging to Mr. Wm. May stolen from Hines’ shed on Monday evening last was returned on Wednesday. The horse was found next morning in the shed of Taylor’s tavern, Raglan. The advertisement inserted in the vindicator by Mr. May, identified the property on Wednesday, and the property was at once returned to the owner. Whether it was actually stolen and the thief became afraid, or whether some reckless scoundrel took it to obtain a ride to Raglan is not known. It has been taken from the shed as the altered condition of the harness testified. We regret there is no clue to the thief.

Newspaper advertisement for tailoring
19 April 1871 page 2

26 April 1871, page 2

The street in front of Hines’ hotel, was the scene of a most disgraceful breach of the peace on Saturday evening. It appears that a feud has existed between a number of disorderly characters in Oshawa, known as the Herring Gang, and a number of similar characters residing to the east of the town. The consequences is, that if one of them falls under after dark among his opponents, he receives a sound beating. On Saturday night, both sides mustered in force to fight it out. Constable Gurley having received notice appeared on the scene and with some aid of peaceable citizens broke up the intended fight, for which however, the belligerence appeared to have no great stomach. The Oshawa rowdies afterward marched up and down street shouting until midnight. On Monday, warrants were issued for Thos. Law, Jas. Dovey, Michael Caulfield, W. O’Driscoll, Richard Richens, Geo. Wilson, farmer, Willard Vanderhodd and J. Bladwin, who were charged with being present and aiding and abetting in the row. O’Driscoll, Wilson and Baldwin, put in an appearance before the magistrate, WH Gibbs, Esq., yesterday. The case against Wilson broke down, and he was discharged. O’Driscoll denied a longing to the Herring Gang, but was fined $2 for not leaving the crowd when ordered to by Constable Gurley, and afterwards parading the streets with the gang. Baldwin was charged with inciting the parties to fight. He was fined $5 for his share in the riot. Baldwin appears not to be a member of the gang. Of those who did not appear, Richens was fined $2 and the others $5 each. The Herring Gang are so called from wearing a fish shaped badge on their breast. They are regularly organized and some of them carry firearms and loaded bludgeons. The village authorities are determined to break them up, and anyone arrested with a weapon will at once be committed for trial. It is absolutely necessary for the peace and safety of the town that this organization shall be destroyed. Already a counter organization is said to be forming and a nice lot of faction brawls will follow.

newspaper advertisement for furniture and undertaking business
26 April 1871 page 4

The Month That Was – March 1872

All articles appeared in the Ontario Reformer

March 1, 1872, Page 1

Poetry – Fashionable Wedding

“Wilt thou take the brown stone front,
These carriages, this diamond,

To be the of thy husband,

Fast locked in bonds of Hymen !
And wilt thou leave thy home and friends
To be his loving wife
And help to spend his large income
So long as thou hast live ?”

“I will,” the honest maid replies,
The lovelight beaming in her eyes.

“And wilt thou take this waterfall,
This ostentatious pride,
With all these unpaid milliner’s bills
To be thy chosen bride?
And wilt thou love and cherish her
Whilst thou hast life and health,
But die as soon as possible,
And leave her all thy wealth?”

“I will,” the fearless man replies,
And eager waits the nuptial ties,

“Then I pronounce you man and wife,
And what I join together,
The next best may dignite
And the first divorce court never.”

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Attempted Assassination
Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at half past five o’clock, while the Queen was driving on Constitution Hill, a man named O’Conner, a Fenian, ran to the side of her carriage, and presenting a pistol within a foot of her head demanded her to sign a paper granting an amnesty to the Fenian prisoners, or die. Prince Arthur knocked the scoundrel down, and he was then immediately seized by the attendants, and safely secured.

Ontario Reformer, 1 Mar 1872; page 3

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Atmospheric Bath
For the cure of all kinds of diseases, both acute and chronic. Prof. Stone would announce to the people of Oshawa and country at large that his condensed Air Bath is now in successful operation in Oshawa, and he is ready to treat all diseases on the principles of Airpathy, or a condensed Atmosphere. He has purified and disciplined it to become one of the greatest sanitary agents of the age, and perhaps the world. As a cure of diseases, it must unquestionably hold a place as far above all other curative and sanitary agents as its relation to animal life is above all other elements or agencies known to science. Acute diseases such as Scarlet Fever, Typhoid Fever, Bilious Fever, Acute Inflammation of the Lungs and Bowels, Dysentery, with all other forms Acute Diseases, can be cured in their early stages in a very few hours without fail,, so if you or your family are attacked with any acute disease come to the bath and save the suffering of a long protracted illness. The cure is sure and certain as above stated, which others can testify, who have tried it.

March 8, 1872, Page 1

Saving and Storing Ice
The notion that to keep ice through this heat of summer we must put up an expensive building with double walls, &e, is now exploded. The difficulty and expense of keeping ice for summer use on the farm or the dairy is now so small that no farmer of any pretensions to intelligence need be without it. The ice must be cut, drawn and piled when the weather is very cold. The colder the temperature when the ice is put away the better it will keep. To put up ice after a thaw commences is almost labor thrown away.

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Hayloft Fire
On Monday evening last, a fire was discovered in the loft of the stables adjoining Quigleys hotel. By some unaccountable means, the gay took fire, and had it not been discovered at the time it was, there is no telling where the fire would have ended, as there was a strong wind blowing at the time. One of the men stopping at Mr. Quigley, with great presence of mind, rushed up and turned some of the loose hay over the fire, completely smothering it. A few pails of water were then thrown on it, and all danger was past.

News ad for a new dressmaking establishment in Oshawa, operated by Miss Room
Ontario Reformer, 8 Mar 1872; page 4

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A Good Memory
We read too much, and think about what we read too little; the consequence is that most of the people we meet know something, in a superficial way, about almost everything. Not a tenth part of what is read is remembered for a month after the book or newspaper is laid aside. Daniel Webster, who had a rich store of information on almost every subject of general interest, said that it had been his habit for years to reflect for a short time on whatever he had read, and to fix the thoughts and ideas worth remembering in his mind. One who does this will be surprised to find how retentive his memory will become, or how long after reading an interesting article, the best portions of it will remain with him.

March 29, 1872, Page 1

Alcoholic Beverages To Sick Persons
It is believed that inconsiderate prescription of large quantities of alcoholic liquids by medical men for their patients has given rise, in many instances, to the formation of intemperate habits, the undersigned, while unable to abandoned the use of alcoholic treatment of certain cases of disease, are yet of opinion that no medical practitioner should prescribe it without a sense of grave responsibility. They believe that alcohol, in whatever form, should be prescribed with as much care as any powerful drug and that the directions for its use should be so framed as to not be interpreted as a sanction for excess, or necessarily for the continuance of its use when the occasion is past.

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Married
On the 21st instant, at Brown’s hotel, Darlington, by Elder T. Henry, Mr Geo. Lankin, of East Whitby, to Miss Mary M. Smith of Darlington.

News ad for Village Lots for Sale
Ontario Reformer, 29 Mar 1872; page 3

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In Memoriam
Against expenditures in honor of the dead, Heaven has uttered no prohibition, and Earth is not injured, but benefitted, by them. All those beautiful emblems which adorn the many tombs around which we love to linger, assure us we are in a world of warm and loving hearts; the adorning of the sepulchers of the “loved ones” alleviates our grief and soothes the wounded heart. It also cheers the bereaved to know that an additional embellishment of the grave presents stronger attractions to arrest the attention of the stranger, and causes him to pause and learn the name of one who has shared so largely in the life of others.

The Month That Was – February 1928

Whitby Gazette and Primer, February 9, 1928, page 1
Lad Who Tampered With Mail Given Warning

A boy ten years of age appeared before His Worship Magistrate Willis in police escort Monday afternoon charged with the rather serious offence of tampering with mail boxes in the post office and taking mail therefrom. The boy stated that a companion of his dared him to take out the glass of a certain box in the post office and that he did so with a nail. Evidence showed that this had been going on for some time, and that mail, including a man’s salary cheque, had been taken and destroyed.

Whitby Gazette, Feb 9 1928, p3.

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Long Distance

“I must call John by Long Distance and let him know I got here all right. Then neither of us will be worrying. It’s wonderful to be able to visit you like this, and yet keep as close touch with home as if I were there. What must it have been like in the old days, before Long Distance made it possible?”

“I’ll place this call for you while you are taking off your wraps”

“That will be fine. Just ask for our number, 124,  so I’ll get the cheaper Station-to-Station rate. In a couple of days I’ll call up again, in the evening, so I can have a few words with the children, too. The Evening Rate after 8.30 is really very low.”

Whitby Gazette, Feb 9 1928.

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Fire Destroys Barn

Fire of unknown origin, which caused almost the total destruction of a large barn owned by Mr. Edward Bradley and adjoining his house on Brock Street South, broke out about nine o’clock Saturday evening, and before the blaze was extinguished the building was completely gutted. Two cows, some hens and a cat were brought to safety but a quantity of hay in the loft where the fire apparently started, was destroyed. After notification the firemen made a quick response but considerable water pressure was lost when one line of hose laid from Brock Street burst. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley were out when the fire was discovered by neighbours who gave the alarm.

Whitby Gazette, Feb 9 1928, p4.

The Oshawa Daily Times, February 14,1928, Page 1
Missing Oshawa Boys           

Jimmie Webster, missing from his home, 737 Cedar Street, since Friday noon, is in Detroit, and it has been almost definitely established that Clement Innis, 126 Alice Street, went to that city also. Word was received by Webster’s parents this morning by a post card that he was safe in Detroit. He did not volunteer much more information, but said he would write at greater length later. He did not mention Innis in his card. Police have practically definitely traced a part with two boys answering the description of these youths to Windsor, so it is believed that the two went together to the American city across the river.

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Church Site

Definite purchase was completed this morning of two lots on Mary and Hillcroft Streets on which the new Christ Church will be built by the local Anglican parish. It is on this property that the proposed $75,000 church will be erected. The new church site has 83 feet frontage on Hillcroft Street by a depth of about 130 feet on Mary Street. The lots were purchased through G. W. Rose of Rose Real Estate, Simcoe Street North, for the Anglican church, the total purchase price being $2,300.

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Spot of Fashion

The polka dotted gown has created a furore in the smart fashion centres. Polka dots, large or small, and in all colors are smart, but particularly smart when of navy-blue on a light background with a border design. We present here a one-piece frock, the simple design of which is admirably suited to materials of this type. The dress opens at the neck and is finished with a round boyish collar. The long sleeves are trimmed with tailored cuffs, and two inset pockets furnish a decorative note.

Oshawa Times, Feb 14 1928, p5.

The Canadian Statesman, February 23, 1928

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A Prince’s Peonies
So numerous were the letters received acknowledging the peony plants which the Prince of Wales had distributed throughout Canada last fall as a memento of his visit that His Royal Highness has requested that his formal acknowledgement to the Bank of Montreal, through whom the letters were forwarded to him, be taken as constituting a general reply. It will be remembered that His Royal Highness asked the bank to undertake for him the distribution of Canadian-grown peony plants to His Excellency the Governor-General, the prime minister and member of his cabinet, the lieutenant-governors and premiers of provinces; also to all cities, towns and incorporated villages throughout Canada.

Canadian Statesman, Feb 23 1928, p2.

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Symphony Speaker

The famous Rogers “Two-Twenty” (now in its second successful year) is the standard in performance and quality that every manufacturer of the “new” electric sets is striving to attain. The former price of this model alone was $275, now you can buy it in combination with the Junior Symphony Speaker (built into a handsome Walnut-finished Table) for $275- no more than you would pay for any first-class battery operated set!

If you’re “sold” on the Rogers Batteryless principle- if you want to replace your old battery set with the first and only time-tested batteryless receiver- here is the radio “buy” of the season for you.

Canadian Statesman, Feb 23 1928, p3.

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Wood Sale

Saturday, February 25th–E. C. Ashton will sell on Lot 14. Con. 8. Darlington, 5 acres standing mixed timber, mostly cedar, suitable for posts and anchor posts, in ¼ acre lots, more or less. Timber must be removed by April 4, 1928, owing to Hydro passing through. Sale at 1p.m. For terms see dodgers. T.M. Slemon, Auctioneer.

The Month That Was – January 1873

All articles originally appeared in the Ontario Reformer

January 3, 1873, page 1

Wool Prices – The great advance in the price of wool has led considers to expect a corresponding rise in Winter Goods. They will be agreeably disappointed when they visit this well known house. To find that the low prices of last year are still current in many of the leading lines. Piles of heavy Winceys at old prices. Stocks of Woolen Shawls at old prices. Thousands of yards of Flannels at old prices. Heaps of Dress Goods at old prices. Lots of Blankets at old prices, &c.,&c

Slates to be Abolished – A general war is being waged against the use of slates in the schools of Germany. There is scarcely any sound more offensive to the human ear than the grating of the pencil on the slate, and when this is multiplied by the numbers in the school, the effect is said to be extremely injurious to the nerves of many children, and leave evil influences for life. In addition to this, the use of slates is attended with many other disadvantages. Children acquire a heavy hand by their use, and accustom themselves to a vicious holding of the pen. Physicians say that the sight is injured by it. The slate is heavy and is easily broken, and is a noisy implement in the school-room, besides being quite inconvenient to carry with books. In short, the slate ought to be abolished entirely, is the verdict.

January 3, 1873, Page Two

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Importing Labourers – We notice that the Ontario Government is now taking steps to properly organize a system by which those of our farmers who are in want of laborers can obtain them through emigration agencies stations at various points in Great Britain. By depositioning $21 with the Commissioner of Agriculture of Ontario for each adult required, they can obtain labour at a cheap rate, the money to be repaid back to the employer out of the wages of the labourer, except $6 per head which is given back to the employer as a bonus for bringing out each emigrant, or to the emigrant himself if he pays for his own passage out.

January 10, 1873, Page 1

The Coolest Robbery on Record – Policeman Badger of the Tenth Station had a bit of experience the other night which he is not fond of talking about. It was past midnight as he was leisurely pushing his way through Jessup Street, and when he came opposite to Drayton & Gogg’s jewelry store he observed gleams of light through the chinks of the shutters and rapped at the door:

“Is that you, policeman?” asked a voice within,

“Yes,” answered Badger. 

“Well, it’s only me. It’s all right– Kind o’ chilly out, isn’t it?”

“Yea.”

“Thought so. I was just fixing the fire. Good night.”

Badger said “good night,” and pursued on his way.

An hour afterwards Badger passed through Jessup street again and saw the light in the jewelry store. It didn’t look right, and he banged the door loudly…

Policeman Badger partook. Having wiped his lips and giving his fingers a new warming, he left the store and resumed his best, satisfied that all was right at Drayton and Fogg’s.

 But morning brought a new revealment.

Drayton & Fogg’s store had been robbed during the night of six thousand dollars’ worth of watches and jewelry; and though policeman Badger carries in his mind an exact daguerreotype of the robber, the adroit rascal has not yet been found.

January 10, 1873, Page2

What Causes Hard Times – We are fast becoming a nation of schemers to live without genuine work. Our boys are not learning trades; our farmer’s sons are crowded into cities, looking for clerkships in the Post Office; hardly one Canadian girl in each hundred will do housework for wages, however urgent her need; so we are sending to Europe for workmen and buying of her artisans’ worth of products that we ought to make for ourselves.

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Death of the Ex-Emperor Napoleon – The French ex-Emperor, Napoleon, died at Chishelhurst yesterday at 10:45. He had been suffering for a long time from a severe internal disease, and had undergone two or three operations. He was 65 years of age.

January 24, 1873, page 1

Touching Instance – ONE of the most touching instances of gratitude is alleged to have occurred at Lock Haven the other day. A little boy, the child of a welthy mother, tumbled into the river. He was rescued by a workingman and reatored to his parents. The woman gave the man a three cent postage stamp and said she would be glad to have him come up to her house and sit out in the entry and hear her play the piano. He wents-way with tears in his eyes. Such unnaccustomed kindness quite unnamed him.

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Lot Auction – STEELE BROS, sold their lots on the corner of King and Simcoe streets, by auction, yesterday, for the sum of $5,000. The corner lot has a frontage of 26 feet 6 inches on King street, and 64 feet 3 inches on Simcoe street; and was bought by W. H. Gibbs, Esq., for the sum of $3,000. The back lot has a frontage of 27 feet on Simcoe street, and 52 feet 7 inches deep, and was purchased by Mr . S. Trewin, for the sum of $2,000. 

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Temperley’s Line – The Steamers of this Line are intended to sail from Quebec and Montreal every Tuesday during the seasons of navigation of 1872, and from London every Wednesday, calling at Plymouth on the way out. Though tickets from all points west at reduced rates. Certificates issued to parties desirous of bringing out their friends. For full particulars apply to the Company’s Agent at Oshawa.
C. W. SMITH 

January 24, 1873, Page Four

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