125 years ago
january 21, 1887
A small company of friends enjoyed a most delightful evening at the cozy home of Major Bown Thursday evening of last week. They were invited there to witness the first of a series of similar entertainments to be given, we understand, by the little girls who are under the musical tutorage of Mrs. Tilson. A large number of songs were sung by the little ladies, with piano accompaniments, and both in song and instrumental exercise, great skill was exhibited by these fair young musicians. Then the beautiful ceremony of braiding the Maypole was performed by a bevy of little girls in a charming manner. Pretty little Nellie Bown looked after her young guests like a society queen, while the jolly Major and his good wife made old and young happy with their kindly attention. Mrs. Tilson may well be proud of her pupils.
Mr. Frank Penland, the worthy and well-known blind man, has been the victim of some little rascality which is almost too mean to mention. He has been attending the religious services at the Rink, coming in in a spring wagon, and hitching his team on the streets. Twice he has gone out after the services were over to find parts of his harness gone, and the team standing unhitched. It is hard to believe that there is any one in the community mean enough to do a thing like this, but there is, and he or they would be publicly and severely whipped if caught, which we hope they will be.
Material is rapidly accumulating and excavating is being vigorously pushed on the corner of Main and Fourth streets, where Mr. A.E. Downes is starting the building boom for 1887.
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