from the [Ottawa] Free Trader, February 28, 1880
Dayton, Feb. 24. – Friday evening, Feb. 13, the Musical Union gave a concert and entertainment, which was well attended and quite a pleasant occasion. The class are making good progress in music and it is to be hoped the Union will continue its existence for a long period. The choruses “Great is the Lord,” “Lift your glad voices,” “Zion’s children, ” “O, Lord of Heaven,” “Crown them as Martyrs” and “We all are happy rovers” were given in a very fine manner. Marks of power were carefully observed, thereby giving considerable expression and life to the choruses. The male quartette and glee club, consisting of Messrs. Green, Rhoads, Howard and Grove, sang a few selections in an admirable manner. Their quartette “I love the path of the tree” and chorus “Barnyard Serenade” are especially worthy of mention.
Mr. William Dunavan is attending Bryant and Stratton’s commercial school at Chicago.
Mr. James Green and Miss Cora Green are still attending school in Aurora.
A large force of men are employed on the railroad south of the dam, filling in a large ravine.
Mrs. S. F. Gibb, our Universalist pastor last year, had taken charge of the church at Waverly, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ballou pleasurably entertained a leap year party last Friday evening. The boys say it’s lots of fun to be “toted around.”
The store has changed hands, Mr. T. H. Green (Harry) having taken possession of it the 1st of February. He is doing a cash business.
Mr. Jesse Green and Mr. C. B. Hess went to Chicago on business this week.
Miss Ellen Trumbo is visiting at Mr. Isaac Green’s.
Major Whittle and Mr. McGrannahan and wife, the evangelists, will hold a meeting in this place Saturday evening, Feb. 28.
Monday evening a number of our citizens attended the celebration of the tin wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McKinley of Rutland. We hear it was a very enjoyable affair.