A selection of news items from the Narragansett Times for Friday, April 13, 1888.
Howard Lapsley’s villa “Rockhurst” is being newly painted.
Joseph H. Coates and daughter of New York are spending this week at the Pier.
An addition is being made to the cottage of J. C. Tucker, jr., near the south pier.
It is reported that Edward Earle has purchased the William C. Clarke cottage next to the casino.
The real estate tranactions mentioned last week were made through the agency of C.E. Boon.
A young boy fell into the dock from the schooner Evelyn on Wednesday but was pulled out unhurt but wet.
Schooner Evelyn loaded with brick for J.C. Tucker, jr., was discharging her cargo at the lower pier on Wednesday.
F. P. W. Tefft is making quite a number of improvements to the grounds and exterior of the What Cheer cottage on Ocean avenue.
Schooner Oakwoods came in Monday laden with soft coal for the Peace Dale company. She sailed Wednesday for a cargo of coal and pig iron.
There were no special features at the second election in the second district on Wednesday. It was very quiet although over one hundred and seventy votes were polled.
The east cottage at Bonnie Bourne park, the property of Rev. W. D. Buchanan, has been rented for this season, through the agency of C. E. Boon, to John J. Chew of Washington.
Ruth Congdon has been making one of her annual trips around the pier and vicinity. She visited the site of the old depot and waited almost an hour for the train to come along.
Ground has been broken for the new cottage on the beach on the lot recently purchased by Charles G. Washburn of Worcester. Tucker & Briggs have secured the contract to build the cottage.
During the week there have been registered at Green’s inn, Benoni Lockwood, J. H. Coates and daughter, Mrs. H. C. Mortimer, New York; Charles Platt, Philadelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Chew, Washington.
Road surveyor P. O. Littlefield brought down to the Pier on Tuesday a new road machine recently purchased by the town for the Pier district. It appears to be an improvement over some of those previously bought by the town in that it will be easier to handle, the mechanism being controlled by crank wheels instead of levers and main strength.
People who have been wrestling with the mud of the past few weeks on the average roads of the town, ought to take a drive over the piece of roadway put in last spring by Mr. Edward Earle at Earlscourt, and note the difference. Perphaps it is not necessary to spend the same amount of money on a road that Mr. Earle did, but something approaching that in quality would be a decided boon in quite a number of localities in this town.