125 Years Ago
April 1, 1886 - As Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Nourse were starting for the funeral of Mr. Nourse's mother last Monday, they met with a serious accident. In passing over a cross walk on Williams street, the back seat on which Mr. and Mrs. Nourse were sitting came off and they were thrown out. Mrs. Nourse was seriously injured and was carried to a neighboring residence where she was attended by Dr. Salisbury. At last accounts she was improving. Mr. Nourse fortunately escaped uninjured.
A new building, The Casa Nova, was just completed by L.W. Ledyard. The two handsome stores fronting on Lincklaen Street are occupied by Mr. C.A. Wallace, with a fine stock of clothing, boots and shoes, etc. These stores are marvels of beauty, both outside and in, and the manner in which Mr. Ledyard has fitted up the interior with counters, shelving, etc. is truly artistic. The stores present a very handsome appearance, particularly at night. The offices over the store are very desirable and will be fitted up to correspond with the rest of the building. The rooms for the fire department are admirably located and are furnished with every convenience.
On the north side of the building, is located the hook and ladder truck with all its paraphernalia. On the south side, in the rear of the stores, are two large rooms for the engines and hose carts. There is an electrical appliance to the doors which is so constructed that in case of fire, when the doors are opened they start the gong over the balcony in front, and it gives a general alarm.
The theatre was formally opened last Thursday night to a large and cultured audience.
100 Years Ago
March 30, 1911 - Next Sunday the adult class of St. Peter's church will discuss the proposition as to the probable effect upon municipal affairs of giving the suffrage to women.