Port Norris Pickings 1888

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Saturday, April 7, 1888

April 5

The W.C.T.U. Hall will be dedicated on Saturday, April 7. Services in the afternoon and evening. General invitations are extended to sisters of adjoining unions. Mrs. J. T. Ellis will be present and conduct the services. The choirs of both Methodist and Baptist churches will unite and form the musical part of the programme. COLLY CIBBER

April 3

George Reed has been elected sexton of the M.E. Church in place of John Broadwater, who will have charge of a boat this spring and in consequence will not be a home.
There is talk of another livery stable being started in this place.
Mr. and Mrs. John Somerville, of Philadelphia, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. C. F. Whiteman.
Notwithstanding that All-Fools day came on Sunday this year, it did not prevent the boys from playing their pranks.

Capt. Charles M. Pierce, peace has sold his gray horse to Daniel Gentry, of Bridgeton.

Rev. L. G. Appleby, former pastor of the Baptist Church of this place, is visiting captain Levi Robbins.

E.E. Reeves and Belford Harris spent Easter Sunday in Bridgeton.

Miss Clara Fox has closed her kindergarten school for the season.

Through a mishap yesterday morning in getting underway the sloop's M. L. Robbins and Henry and Howard fouled, causing the latter to go on the bank of the meadow where she now lies.
Thomas Hand, Jr., is making extensive improvements to his house.

Curtis Schellinger could not miss the Easter entertainment of the little German band in Philadelphia, of which he is a member, so he took the trip and since he came back, all you can get out of him is Habish a Sach, but this must not get in the NEWS. A certain groceryman not far from the depot received a visit from a cigar drummer who, as an inducement for him to buy, said he would, if given an order, throw in a box for the grocery free of charge. The order was given and on Saturday the cigars came and also the extra box, which when opened was empty. He says he will get square with that drummer and don't you forget it. COLLY CIBBER


Saturday, April 21, 1888

The artesian well at Long Reach, being driven by Risley & Son for the W.J.R.R. Company, is now about one hundred feet deep.

Thos. A. Rogers, from Camden, has been down looking after the oyster business.

Joe low will leave for Philadelphia next week.

More & Reeves are going to auction their goods off Saturday night. We are sorry to have them leave. They have gained a large circle of friends, by their straight forward and manly principles of conducting their business.

Oscar Busby spent Sunday with his parents at Buckshutem.

A great many of our young people go to the woods every day after arbutus, and return with some very pretty bouquets.

The Christian Endeavor Society of the Baptist church were invited to a social last evening at Deacon Newcomb's.

Miss Carrie Bateman is teaching school in Bridgeton.

An auction will be held at more & Reeve's, Port Norris, on Saturday night, April 21st, at 6:30 pm. Boots, Shoes, &c.

April 18

George Everingham and family have removed to Sea Isle City.

Thomas Blackman has moved into the house lately occupied by George Everingham, on Market Street.

James R. Morris has improved his butcher shop by the addition of a large refrigerator.

Capt. Aquilla Miller was unfortunate enough to break the mast out of the sloop Lottie V. last week.

The smiling countenance of genial Jack Jones is again seen on our streets. He is running on the way freight.

Engineer Ed Manning, who ran the through freight last fall, now runs the way train on C. & M. R. R. R.

Jim Cobb has, or did have, a dog called Jack, on which he set great store. But Jack took it into his head the other day to lie down and give up the ghost. When Jim found his cold clay corpus he was nearly frantic, and moaned and cried for a whole day. Jack was washed and laid out and the funeral of his dogship was an elaborate affair indeed, Jim shedding many a tear, and with sobbing voice asking the assembled people to say nothing to the NEWS fellow about it, which they solemnly promised not to do.



Saturday, April 28, 1888

April 28

Capt. Robert H. Bloxam has moved his barn to the lot opposite his house. The removal was the result of his having given the ground on which it stood for the purpose of running a street through. Joseph Onens was the mover of the building.

Work on the road to the old wharf, from which the new ferry is to start, was commenced on Saturday last.

The society of Christian Endeavor held their weekly prayer meeting in the Baptist church on Thursday evening last.

James Cobb has improved his property by a new fence.

Mrs. Mellie Kienzle, wife of Postal Clerk Kienzle, who has been visiting in Philadelphia on her return on Wednesday evening last, was taken by surprise by finding the house illuminated from top to bottom, and mottoes and flags displayed as a welcome to her. A number of friends were gathered and a very pleasant evening was spent by them in welcoming her home again.

On Monday morning last Captain Levi Robbins involuntarily took a mud bath y walking into the dock at Rogers' shipping house.

Moore & Reeves sold considerable of their stock at auction on Saturday evening last. What remains will be sold next Saturday.

A couple of captains of oyster boats got into a scrimmage on the wharf on Saturday. Result, one nose smashed, and a law suit, which was afterward settled amicably.

John C. Hand has added a handsome grape arbor to the many attractions about his residence, and will shortly build a large barn on the rear of his lot.