Dayton, Nov. 20 – Winter, cold winter has come. No more we’ll hear the robin sing.
Birth-day parties are all the go. C. B. Hess, Esq. was surprised last week by a lot of young folks who came in honor of his 39th birth-day. A good time was had.
Another good time was the one in honor of Grandma Green’s 87th birthday. About 50 were present.
Miss Mamie Davis of Newark, Ohio, is visiting friends and relatives in town.
Messrs. Geo. W. Green and Joseph Green took in the Grant “boom” at Chicago last week.
Mr. A. Spencer departed for Texas last week. We understand he will take charge of a restaurant.
- L. Grove, Esq., started Wednesday morning on a trip to Nebraska, to be gone about ten days.
Mr. David Grove has fallen heir to a small fortune, and departed Monday for Pennsylvania where it is held for the heirs.
Miss Estella Bagley returned on Monday from Wenona where she has been engaged in the milliner business.
Messrs. Richard Walker of Earl and his brother John Walker of Ohio, spent a few days in Dayton last week. Mr. John Walker was a resident of this place thirty-two years ago, and this is his first visit since that time.
Mr. Geo. W. Gibson returned last week from his trip to Nebraska.
Rev. G. Barnes of Ottawa will give his views on the “Future Life” at the school house this evening.
Rev. Mrs. Gibb will preach at the school house next Sabbath evening.
The tile works have quit work for the winter. They have a fine lot of tile on hand for sale.
The late rains have raised the river somewhat, though it still continues fordable, notwithstanding the “raise.”
Our sidewalks have been repaired to some extent during the past few weeks. They had been in a somewhat dangerous condition.
Messrs. T. MacKinley and John Gibson, of Rutland, departed last Friday for Newark, Ohio, on a short visit.
Our schools are progressing finely under the management of Mr. Chas. K. Howard and Miss Ada Green.
- The Ottawa Free Trader, November 22, 1879, p. 8, col. 2