Past In Review from 11-22-2001
125 years ago
November 18, 1876
LOCAL AND STATE AFFAIRS.
The P. W. & B. R. R. Company are about to build a new depot at Newark station, a little to the northeast of their present site.
The Governor of Delaware has appointed Thursday, November 30th, as Thanksgiving Day – the same day as recommended by the President.
The November term of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery for this county will be commenced at New Castle next Monday.
A drunken Negro struck one of the large bulk windows in the front of S. M. Reynolds store with a club, last Saturday night and broke out one of the lights.
State Superintendent Groves gives notice of a Teachers’ Institute for this county to be held in the College Oratory, at Newark, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1st and 2d.
John Townsend, Esq., brother of Samuel Townsend, died at his residence in Townsend, on Wednesday morning, after a lingering illness of many weeks. He was in his 69th year.
A lot of ground – property of Wm. Lind – in Appoquinimink Hundred, sold by Sheriff Lambson last Saturday, was bought by N. Williams, Esq., for “Wilmington Aid Association.”
Bishop Lee, of Delaware, had his valise stolen on a steamer from New York to Boston, on Monday. The valise contained his surplice and other elerical robes, besides his clothing.
Dr. Clayton Cowgill, formerly of Dover, is now State Treasurer of Florida, and by virtue of his office, a member of the State Board of Canvassers, to supervise the returns of the late election.
Six empty cars of a freight train on the P. W. & B. Railroad, jumped the track near Edgemoor station, on Tuesday morning and were badly wrecked. There was nobody on them and consequently nobody was hurt.
Sheriff Lambson’s term will expire on the meeting of court next Monday. Sheriff Grubb will then take his place and Mr. Lambson will take up his abode in the house recently purchased by him from the heirs of George Janvier, deceased.
The ladies of the Mite Society connected with the Presbyterian Church are endeavoring to raise sufficient funds to enable them to purchase ground to extend the limits of the lot attached to their church. All contributions will be gratefully accepted.
A meeting of the lotholders and others interested in the Forest Presbyterian Cemetery will be held at the Presbyterian Church, this town, this afternoon. It is very desirable that there shall be full attendance, at matters of importance will be presented.
Senator Bayard did not go to New Orleans last week, as was reported. He was invited, but declined on the ground that he did not think that he or anybody else, who lived out of that Sate, had any business there or with the counting of the votes of that State.
100 years ago
November 16, 1901
Men’s Work Gloves, 10c.
Needles, all sizes, 25 in paper, 1c.
Full count, 250 Adamantine Pins per paper, 1c.
Six-hook Corset Steels, 5c.
P. N. Cork protected Corset Steels, 8c.
Ice Curling Irons, 3c.
Dressmakers’ Tracing Wheels, 3c.
6-inch Ladies’ Scissors, 7c.
Best Steel Hair Pins, 2c per paper.
Black Dress Pins, in boxes, 2c.
Delong Hooks and Eyes, black and white, 8c. per card, of 2 dozen, 4c. per dozen.
Fine quality Stockinet Dress Shields, 8c.
Silk stitched Bone Casing, 1c. per yard.
Heavy Nickle Safety Pins, 2c. per dozen.
Sewing Machine Oil, best make, 4 ounce bottle 3 cents.
Best Black and White Thread, 100 yards 4c.
Dexter Knitting Cotton, 5c per ball.
The “Triumph” Dress Stays, 8c. per dozen.
The “Coraline” Dress Stays, 23c. per dozen.
Wood Stocking Darners, 3c.
Shoe Button Fasteners, 1c. per paper.
Best Brush Skirt Binding, 5c.
6-inch best Steele Scissors, 25c.
Best Black Writing Ink, 3c. per bottle.
Best Mucilage, with brush, 3c. per bottle.
Sewing Machine Screw Drivers, 2c.
Swan Bill Hooks and Eyes, per card of 2 doz., 1c.
Hooks and Eyes, with “hump,” 2c. per dozen.
Veil and Belt Pins, 3c. per dozen.
Lindsey Hose Supporters, 10c.
Infants’ Wool Socks, 10c. per pair.
Ladies’ fast black Cashmere Gloves, 10c. per pair.
Children’s fine Ribbed Waists, 12c.
Triple Extract of Violet, Apple Blossoms, Winter Rose, Jockey Club, Arbutus, 25c. per bottle.
Key Rings, with chain and Hook, 3c.
J. B. MESSICK,
Cochran Block, Middletown.
25 years ago
November 18, 1976
Those Who Entertained And Have Been Away
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Evans, of Warren, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Mayfield, of McDonald, Ohio, were recent weekend guests of their brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Evans, here.
Mrs. B.J. MacCahery and daughter, Amanda, and Mrs. Ronald Verrichio, of Woodbury Heights, N.J., were guests of Mrs. Elizabeth B. MacCahery last Friday.
Mrs. Neal Sullivan and daughter, Miss Betty Sullivan, of this town, and son, Mr. William N. Sullivan, of Wilmington, spent last week with her brother, Rev. Willard White in Hyndman, Pa.
Mr. Frank Rutkowski, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mr. Peter Rutkowski of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., and Miss Mary Rutkowski of the University of Delaware, Newark, spent the weekend here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rutkowski and Miss Helen Rutkowski.
Broadmeadow Book Fair Nov. 22-24
The Broadmeadow School in Middletown, will sponsor a student book fair from November 22 to November 24. Students will be able to browse and purchase books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The books will be on display in Room 10 of the Russell Building, with entrance on West Park Place.
The book fair committee invites all students, parents, and visitors to attend the fair. All profits will go directly to the school library for further purchases.
Townsend Auxiliary Has Been Active
The October meeting of the Townsend Ladies’ Auxiliary was held with 27 members present.
The ladies assisted the fireman with the 3rd Annual Deer Hunters Breakfast held on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Townsend Fire Hall.
The Auxiliary was very busy the last few weeks. It held a dance on Oct. 30, which was a huge success, thanks to all those who attended and donated door prizes. An Election Day luncheon was held and it was also a success. The auxiliary also helped the firemen with a Halloween party given for the children of the Townsend Area.