Welcome to another era in the Toms River area's past, one century ago this week!
Let your mind wander as you consider life around December 16th, 1921, courtesy the New Jersey Courier weekly newspaper and Ocean County Library archives, and peppered with items of maritime interest (around a 15 minute read).
BREVITIES AND EDITORIALS
(written by NJ Courier editor, William H. Fischer, as he sat at his desk above Main Street near Washington Street; it was much like a collection of online social media updates seen today)
Snow on Tuesday.
Soon it will be 1922.
A little rain on Monday.
Fifteen days left of 1921.
Eight days till Christmas.
Deer season begins today.
Pretty cool day yesterday.
Full moon last Wednesday.
Winter begins next Thursday.
Shop at home is a good slogan.
December Court began Tuesday.
Most of the roads need attention.
Days are at their shortest next week.
Christmas comes in the dark of the moon.
Quail and rabbit shooting ended yesterday.
1922 calendars begin to appear in the mails.
Churches are getting ready for Christmas.
Post office force already on the jump all this week.
Many people go to the cities to shop for Christmas.
New chicken houses are being built at Moderna farm.
Autoes carrying holly are seen all along the shore road.
Ice on streams, ponds and bay—in the coves and creeks.
Stores are full of Christmas goods and Christmas buyers.
The Main Shore road from Toms River south is the best road in the county.
Will Toms River get as many material improvements out of 1922 as it has out of 1921? Maybe!
The high school students will get out the second issue of the Cedar Chest for this school term as a Christmas number.
Horace Park is building a bungalow on the Lakehurst road, having bought an acre of land from his father-in-law, John Flemming.
The Toms River Motor Co. sold eight Ford cars and a tractor last week. The tractor went to the Marlborough-Blemham Hotel at Atlantic City.
Cranberry men say that there is not enough water in the swamps to flood many of the bogs [flooding bogs in wintertime protects cranberry vines from frost damage].
The cardinal bird has returned to the district between Main Street and the old pond, around Dover, Union and Walton streets. George Xydias reports him, and so do others.
Somebody stole an Airdale dog from Edward Crabbe the past week.
The Ocean County Poultry Association met last evening at the court house.
Dr. Paul Goble and family are moving into a house on Lexington avenue owned by Edward Crabbe.
George T. Raynor has bought the Rogers farm on Freehold road, and will transfer his poultry business there.
A number of poultry farms have been bought recently by outsiders who seem willing to pay topnotch prices to get a plant that is already running.
The White Fire Engine Company will send a White steamer pumping fire engine to Toms River today and give an exhibit of its water throwing powers, on Main street bridge at 11.00 A.M.
Three evenings straight the past week, a fine moonlight night was followed by a stormy morning. Saturday night the wind was west, and the moon shone; on Sunday morning there was a heavy fog; Sunday cleared away nice in the middle of the day, and there was a beautiful evening, but Monday morning it was rainy; Monday cleared up as did Sunday, but on Tuesday morning it was snowing.
Hiawatha Council, D. of P., held a social on Friday evening last, December 9, and cleared between thirty and forty dollars for their Christmas gift fund. There were a number of Red Men present; also the D. of P. from Seaside Park. In a cruller eating contest, Mrs. Marcy of Seaside Heights won, with Mrs. Gregor of Seaside Park second; candy eating contest, Emil Then, winner: lucky number prize won by Mrs. Harold Chamberlain. There was a Christmas tree filled with prize packages, which sold rapidly at good prices. Ice cream was served. The managers of the Christmas fund were delighted with the gift of $50 from Mannahassett Tribe of Red Men.
The Board of Freeholders met here on Tuesday and on Wednesday were in Trenton taking up details of building the proposed ten miles of concrete roads with the State Highway Commission. They will meet again on Tuesday, 20th, and Friday, 30th, at the court house.
The Courier has a letter from Chief Engineer Wasser, of the State Highway Department, saying that Main Street, Toms River, has been put in shape. Now I would like to ride Mr. Wasser from the post office to the Central depot and back, eh? We will agree that the state scraped off the loose mud and cleaned out the gutters at our request, but those holes are still there.
FOUND NEW CAR BURIED IN WOODS NEAR SCHENK'S MILLS
While Harry and Elmer Clayton were prospecting for deer tracks through the woods between Toms River and Lakehurst, “about three miles from nowhere,” or somewhere near Schenk's Mill's bridge, they caught a glimpse of a young man running through the brush carrying a shovel. A few moments later one of the boys, going off the old road into the brush, felt the soft sand sink under his feet. Looking down the place showed no signs of digging, as it was covered with the same kind of sand, leaves and brush as the rest of the locality, but closer inspection showed the brush was just stuck in the ground.
The boys began to scratch dirty and dug out the top of an automobile windshield. Thus encouraged, they tried again, and found a whole automobile. They came to town and policeman Joseph K. Johnson went out with them, and the car was dug up. It was a new Oakland, five passenger, with the top removed. Tires were new and it was in good shape. The carburetor and a lot of small parts were found in another hole about 25 feet away. Johnson took the engine numbers and other marks, the next day located the owner. James Devins, a blacksmith at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, who says the car was stolen from him about six weeks ago. A rope was found passed under the car, so that those who buried it could later dig it up and pull it out of the hole.
The day before the car was found, the Sheriff's office had been tipped off from Lakehurst that a car had been buried in the woods. Officer Johnson had been put on the case because of the illness of Sheriff Brown, and was already hunting for evidence when the Clayton boys told of their find. Wednesday, he with Clayton C. Wills and a gang of men went into the woods and pulled the car out, and brought it to jail. The varnish was off and it looked pretty bad, with sand clinging to it. There was still gas in the tank and the battery was on her. The top had disappeared. A shovel marked to show that it belonged to the U.S. Marine Corps was found at the place. Devins, the owner of the car, claims it was stolen from him while standing on the street in Trenton. If so it must have been brought back to Lakehurst, and run up into the woods for burial.
Officers think they are on the trail as to who buried it and why.
Not far from where the car was buried was a place on the bank of Toms River where they had been, so those who saw it say, a still for making hooch. Rumor has said for some time that a moonshine still near Ridgway was supplying the Lakehurst section with booze.
The place where the still stood was [unreadable] yards from where the car was found. It had been bricked up to hold the still and build a fire under it. A barrel, still containing cornmeal and paddles for stirring the mash, was found there. The Lakehurst gossip is that the still was set up by a “Kentucky man” at the camp; and that after it had been in operation for some time it was stolen and carried off by someone unknown.
HOOVER BACKS APPLEBY'S ANTI-OIL POLLUTION BILL
Herbert Hoover is one of the strongest backers of the bill introduced by Congressman Appleby to stop the pollution of harbors and coasts by the dumping of crude oil waste from refineries and from ships into rivers, harbors, or into the sea. For several years past this has been a serious detriment to the bathing beaches on the Jersey coast, and it is getting now where it is a menace to the fishing interests of our coastal bays and streams. Mr. Appleby this fall introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to stop the oil dumping. The River and Harbor Committee has had several hearings. At the last one, last week, Secretary Hoover advised that immediate legislation be enacted to stop this danger. He said serious fire hazards were created in ports by the presence of this oil on the water; that it was destroying valued fisheries, and seriously damaging bathing beaches. The fire hazard along, both in fires and through insurance rates, is causing a heavy loss to the country.
Congressman Appleby is also asking that the administration of this matter be change from the War Department to the Department of Commerce, where it naturally belongs. His bill makes a penalty of from 30 days to a year imprisonment, and a fine of $2500 [$38,819 in 2021 dollars], or both, for allowing oil or oil refuse to run into the navigable waters of the United States.
The matter is having so many ramifications and has caused such widespread interest, both for and against, that it is planned to have a scientific study made of the problem by Congressional action.
THIS DEER MAY COST $500 BEFORE THE CASE IS DONE
One deer, killed out of season at Bamber, has already cost $200 [$1,552 in 2021 dollars], and it may cost $500 [$7,763 in 2021 dollars] before the case is through with. The deer is said to have been killed by Clarence Van Note, and on Monday, December 12, before Justice Arthur C. King, Van Note pleaded guilty and paid his fine of $100 plus $4.40 in costs. Game Warden J. Evernham was the complainant.
Hans York, Edward W. Weimer, Charles Bunnell and Capt. Abe Dothaday, at whose homes parts of the deer meat were found by the warden, at first pleaded guilty. York paid his $104.40. Later the other three appealed.
It is alleged that there has been much killing of deer out of season in the backwoods of Ocean and Burlington Counties, and the Game Commission is out to break it up, and the wardens have their instructions. Warden Evernham says that they are as sorry as anybody else about these fines, but that the law is the law, and those who break it must, if caught, expect punishment. He also says that if people will obey the law they will escape the fines, but that the law is going to be enforced.
MAYOR WRONG IN SHOOTING FLEEING MAN AT BAY HEAD
That was taken by many in the court room to be almost direct instruction (in view of the facts in the case as heretofore reported) that true charges for manslaughter or murder in the second degree should be brought against either or both Mayor Metcalfe or Samuel Bonnell, of Bay Head, for the killing of Aldur Anderson, at that resort on October 22 last, when they fired at him as he ran away from them after his arrest, was the starting feature of the charge to the grand jury by Justice Samuel Kalisch, on the opening day of court, Tuesday, December 13...
Justice Kalisch was very particular in phrasing his charge to the jury, reading it from a paper in his own handwriting. He reviewed the facts, Aldur Anderson, a Swede fisherman, employed at a Bay Head fishery, and having lived in or near that resort for several years, was killed by a shot fired either by Mayor Metcalfe or by Samuel Bunnell, whom he termed a constable; and that the shooting was admitted by them, their claim being that Anderson was under arrest, was intoxicated, and ran away, and that they fired low, having first called to him to halt, or they would fire, and tried to frighten him, or to hit him in the legs to make him stop, and that unintentionally one of the bullets hit the fleeing prisoner in the body, inflicting a mortal wound. The justice then recited how the Mayor had been called to arrest a burglar by Mr. Tyson, whose house Anderson had tried to enter, and had secured Bonnell... He said that if the man had been killed in the act of committing a burglary, that killing would be justified in law; but that, he added, was not the case here. He said that he did not know that Anderson was doing anything unlawful at the time of his arrest; that he was a resident of Bay Head and had lived there three years; and had no weapon or burglar tools on him when arrested; that he was drunk, so drunk that he evidently did not know what he was doing...
BIG YEAR FOR JERSEY OYSTERS
Bivalve, N.J.—Shippers here and at Greenwich Piers assert that there is a greater demand for Maurice River Cove oysters than at any time since the state took supervision of this industry in 1899. From present indications this will be the banner month of the year. As high as 40 [railroad] carloads of bivalves are being sent daily to Baltimore, where they are opened and shipped to Western points in buckets. It is said that the Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound products are having an off year.
STATE POLICE MADE THEIR FIRST ARREST IN TUCKERTON
The first arrest made by the newly-organized state police force was in Tuckerton last week, when Thomas Sandbo, a Texan, threatened to shoot up his father-in-law, Thomas Cale, and other members of his wife's family, and carried their baby from its home and left it with a neighbor across the street. State police brought Sandbo to the county jail.
Cale's daughter, a girl in her teens, was visiting her sister in Colorado, when she met and married Sandbo. They separated and she came home. The man came to Tuckerton last week, and the events enumerated above followed in quick succession.
APPROVE PHONE MERGER
The sale of the Farmers' Telephone Company, of Burlington and Ocean Counties to the New York Telephone Company, one of the Bell subsidiaries, has been approved by the Public Utility Commission of New Jersey. The price paid was $126,500 [$1.96 million in 2021 dollars].
MANY ATTEND MEETING OF COUNTY AGRICULTURAL BOARD
There was a good attendance at the opera house on Wednesday evening, December 14, when the County Board of Agriculture held its annual meeting. There were moving pictures shown, and also a demonstration of wireless, the latter by the Boys' Wireless Club of Ocean County. Addresses were made by John A. Maguire, of Toms River, president of the Board; by E.H. Waite, County Agent, who reviewed the work of the past year; Earl McConnell, of Lakehurst, explaining the workings of the wireless apparatus. To the large proportion of the audience, made up of boys and girls, this wireless outfit and demonstration was the big thing of the evening. Unfortunately the wireless concert failed to come off, as the powerful waves sent out by some ship or ships off the coast, talking with the shore, drowned out the electric waves from Newark that were to supply the concert. The movies were enjoyed by all, and were of practical benefit to the farmer...
FISH AND GAME
The deer season opens today. Deer can be shot today, tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Only the buck, with horns showing, can be killed lawfully. Every deer killed must be at once reported to a game warden or the Fish and Game Commissioners.
Scores and hundreds of deer hunting parties are in the woods of southeastern Jersey, in Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May Counties. Most of them have their camps, or put up at the farmhouses that are scattered through the pine district.
Deer are said to be fully as plentiful as last year, though there may be fewer bucks, as there were some 800 bucks killed in the state last year.
The season for rabbit, quail and upland game generally closed yesterday, December 15. There was as much game slaughtered as usual—some say more. All the quail were not wiped out—at least on Saturday last I saw a covey of twenty cross a main road within two miles of Toms River post office.
Peter Sloan, of Hanover Farms, killed three wild geese lately in White's cranberry bogs.
Up in the pine region complaint is heard that foxes are killing more game (rabbit and quail) than the gunners were able to get.
Asa Pitman, of Hanover Farms, has two black skunk pelts, the “varmints” being killed by his dogs.
Gunning on the bay has been pretty good. Many families along the shore have been feasting on wild fowl pretty regularly of late. Of course wild fowl can't be sold, no more than whiskey can. But somehow they occasionally change hands—just like whiskey.
Game wardens and fire wardens, reinforced by state police police, have been patrolling the pine woods, this week, and will keep it up till the deer season is over. Every effort will be made to prevent fires starting from hunting camps.
During the snow last week the fox hunters were busy. The “Thompson boys,” of Toms River, bagged two.
Pelt hunters and trappers of all kinds had the wind taken out of their sales recently when there came a drop in furs, of at least 25 per cent. Furs have been going up ever since 1914, when the war cut off the supply of Russian furs and made a great demand for furs on the part of men living out of doors in the trenches. It looks as if the fur dealers had put up prices too high, and a break came.
Geese, duck and brant are reported in great flocks in the bays.
Rabbits are said to have been plentiful on Long Beach the past season.
The Philadelphia Record says: On the last day of the pickerel season in New Jersey, Fred Brinkman and George Schmidt fished Toms River and caught 84 pickerel, all from 15 to 25 inches. As these two are known to be out for sport only, it seems hardly necessary to state that they returned all their catch tot he water, excepting 10. Mr. Brickman, on Thanksgiving day caught 37 good-sized pickerel, all but half a dozen of which were turned back safe in their watery home.
DOVER TOWNSHIP SCHOOL NOTES
The schools will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday, December 23, at 3 o'clock, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 4.
Some malicious person broke into the schoolhouse over the week end and ransacked the teachers' desks, evidently in search of money. At any rate, a little change and a fountain pen are the only things missing. The disorder caused, however, took hours to rectify.
Two members of the Board of Education, Mrs. Edward Crabbe and Mr. Theodore Fischer, have been confined to their homes with tonsillitis. It is the sincere wish of their friends that they may soon be enjoying their usual good health again.
The Christmas issue of the Cedar Chest will be issued next week [prior to an annual yearbook, the school put out semi-regular digest magazines of school activities, with the last one of the school year containing the traditional yearbook photos and features].
The Kitchen Club opened very successfully on Monday and has been serving capacity crowds each noon. It is unfortunate that not more than sixty pupils can be accommodated. Many more students would doubtless take advantage of the hot lunch plan if the quarters were not so crowded. The squad for this week is: Alice Burnett, Edith Applegate, Anna Bryant, Marian McCabe and Florence Camburn.
About seventy-five persons took advantage of “Visit the School Week” to see the pupils under normal working conditions.
Toms River High School will again be represented in the Rutgers Interscholastic Debating Contest. In preparation two trial debates have already been held. On the question of accepting the State Highway Proposition for Concrete Roads, the negative side, supported by Rhoda Berrien, Lena Endres and Henry Grant, won over Albert Worth, Clinton Worth and Fred Cornelius, who upheld the affirmative, and what the Board of Freeholders consider the right side. Margaret Grant and Lulu Cowdrick were not able to convince the judges that government ownership of railroads would be advantageous to the taxpayers. The negative and victorious team was composed of Mary Irons and Isabel Salathe.
Dr. Paul Goble and family are moving here from New Egypt this week, to make their home, having bought out his father's (Dr. Leon Goble) dental practice, and sold his practice at New Egypt to Dr. R.H. Lamb, of Allentown. The New Egypt Press speaks very highly of Dr. Goble as a professional man and as a citizen, and says that village sincerely regrets their moving away.
Col. Clifford M. Elwell, of the University of Pittsburgh, Pa., is expected home tomorrow to stay over Christmas.
Mrs. C.M. Campbell has been visiting her old home at Port Norris, Cumberland County, on the Delaware Bay shore.
C.D. Kelley of West Creek, oyster superintendent for this district, was a Wednesday visitor.
“Mac” Crabbe has been chosen as football captain at Berkshire school, Sheffield, Mass., next fall. His picture in football togs is printed in the current issue of the school paper.
While attending the meeting for concrete roads at Toms River recently we thought of what our old stage driver would say were they here to hear of such a project. Many of our older people remember when it meant a day or two journey to go to New York. Many times the passengers would have to get out and walk, as the roads were so sandy a team could hardly get through with the empty stage. Allen Neill once operated a route between here and Woodmansie Station, a route to New York. Flanigan, Bill Carter, Mayor Tilton were among the drivers who pulled the reins over the steeds that comprised the motive power for the fast lines in those days. Now, if a gravel stone is out of place, we feel a jar when riding in our rubber-tired limousine we complain to the Highway Commission for immediate relief to our nerves.
In the old days every hotel had its hostler to take your horses and see that they were cared for. Today we have a man on the front seat called a “show for” which in many cases is true; we jump out, he slams the door and sits there like a statue awaiting our coming out. How times have changed. The old-times boiled pork and turnip dinners have gone from our menu. Our cellars are not taken up with pork barrels, milk pans; our young folks would not know a churn from a depth bomb. Fire-places can only be had by the rich, when years ago our forefathers cooked and warmed by them. The children walked miles to get to the “old red school house.” today they are hurried to the nearest “high” with autos. We often hear some of the old people tell how comfortable they lived in those days, but we would rather have our steam heat, bath room, autos, and carry our food from the stores in ten-cent cans, as one can form a little idea what it was when we got up in the morning with all the fires out.
Joshua Shreeve lost a valuable power boat Monday afternoon. He was going to Forked River and was starting the engine, when it back fired and burned the boat up. He was badly burned in the face. If it had not been for his glasses on he probably would have lost his eyesight. The doctor was called right away and attended to him at once. The boat was valued at between three and four thousand dollars [$46,583 to $62,111 in 2021 dollars].
With but a small force of men at the Beach Haven Ice and Storage Company's plant, there is the usual winter lull in business. About one [railroad] carload of fish is shipped a week.
Joseph Conklin, of the Engleside, spent the week end with his son, in Wilmington, Del., returning through Philadelphia, where he also spent several days of this week.
Our young people gave a farewell dance in the Fire House on Wednesday evening for Mack Williams, who drove the large ice truck during the summer. Mr. Williams is returning to his home in North Carolina.
The work of widening Bay Avenue from the borough to the new inlet progresses favorably during the good weather; it is about half done, and will be a great accommodation for motorists. This end of the island is always an attraction for visitors, especially since the storms have widened the channel.
For the accommodation of guests' cars and chauffeurs, Mrs. E.A. Dease is having a spacious garage with chauffeurs' quarters on the second floor, built in the rear of her boarding house, the St. Rita. A concrete driveway is being run across the lawn to reach it. Cranmer and Cranmer are the contractors.
A gang of men are at work on the P.R.R. bridge at the Bonnet draw, getting everything in readiness to lift the draw, which will be removed, and a modern steel one put in. It will be closed to boats from February 1 to the latter part of March, this period being decided upon as the time when there is least travel. Passengers and freight will be transported in automobiles.
A large cement block addition, as large as the former structure, is being built at the Frank W. Goodrich garage, on the Atlantic City Boulevard, near the P.R.R. crossing [just this year, 2021, that same building had renovation work that stripped its more recent exterior and exposed the Mr. Goodrich's name and shop offerings adjacent to and facing the new Quick Check convenience store and gas pumps].
Beachwood will be pleased to have a concrete roadway from Toms River to its borders, but why should it not be carried on down through Beachwood or at least as far as the P.R.R. crossing [the crossing located directly in front of the former Goodrich/Beachwood garage mentioned above, with the track itself running through where now is Quick Check on to Pine Beach, Island Heights, Ocean Gate and Seaside Park].
The Gun Club has weekly shoots at its club house [located in the woods near what today is South Toms River].
The Bayville swamps are the mecca for hunters for holly. Many people carry away this beautiful Christmas memento.
Our people are frequent visitors at the movies in Toms River.
Clyde Holmes has a young coon which seems to make himself right at home, sleeping somewhere among the rafters on the old front porch each night.
Our recent snow made quite a show,
Then laughed at such a caper;
For once again it turned to rain
And now it's only vapor.
John Horner is home after a few days' gunning on the beach.
Randolph Phillips has been overhauling the buildings on the Hanford farm and putting them in good shape. Stanley Wilbert is renovating the house for Capt. Hanford.
Wider Bros. are building large chicken houses on the Hollywood farm. Woody Cornelius is doing the work. Wider Bros. have a dairy route in town and will also raise poultry.
Last Saturday a number of our gunners got the limit with broadbills and other ducks. There's lots of them in the bay.
At last through the efforts of Rev. H.J. Smith we have a library of fifty books from the State library at Trenton, the books having arrived last week. The room will be open every Monday and Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 o'clock. Books may be taken home free for one week, and three cents a day for a longer period. A subscription list has been started at five cents a week to purchase books that will belong to the library. With the nice, cozy, warm room and good reading, this ought to be a favorite place for both old and young during the winter.
Samuel E. Leming, our station agent, who has been on a Florida trip, stopped at Salerno, and called on Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woolston, also of this place, who have a winter home there.
The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow;
and what will car owners do then, poor things.
If they don't take the pains to put on their chains,
they'll be playing a harp and wear wings, poor things.
Station Agent Harry Whitelock has been very ill this week. Mr. Whitelock, as station agent, postmaster and borough clerk is a valuable man in this community and the entire borough is interested in his complete recovery.
Bay fishermen have been making some good hauls of perch, and are shipping them to New York by express [train].
Otto Peterson has two of his pound nets working. His chief catches have been of late whiting and ling, though he has caught a number of shad. Last Friday he shipped fifteen barrels to New York.
William Adolphus Crane, a well-known resident of Manahawkin and of Jersey City Heights, will be 86 years of age this month. Mr. Crane was formerly Clerk of Ocean County, from 1870 to 1875. He was for many years in the Appraiser's Office at the New York Custom House. At present he is suffering from an attack of indigestion and nervousness that has rendered him quite weak. His friends about the county will join his friends here in hoping him a speedy recovery. Mr. Crane has a remarkable memory for events that happened in the past century, and he with his father and grandfather, go back to the days of the Revolution, covering with these three lives the entire history of the Republic.
Steve Johnson and George Bennett, of Manahawkin, have both held hog killings the past week or so.
Paul Groepler, of Beach View, recently killed two foxes.
Mr. Edward Kelly is now connected with the Western Electric Company in New York City. He expects to return to Phila. When the automatic telephones are installed.
Mr. Warren Ware, one of our pioneer residents, had a stroke last Friday at his home in Lansdowne and died in a few hours...
Walter Leon and wife, have recently had an addition to their family. The new arrival is a boy.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Yacht Club gives matinee card parties on alternate Mondays at the homes of the members.
Lester Pearce is Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts at Point Pleasant. The troop is looking for a meeting place.
The Leader [weekly newspaper of the Point Pleasant area for decades; it was absorbed by the Ocean Star in 1998 and is still published] says that where scores of Point Pleasant people went to Florida last year and for years past, they will mostly all stay home this winter.
Point Pleasant Beach has 200 members of its Spring Lake Hospital auxiliary.
Scott Gifford, of Point Pleasant, broke his leg last week, working at Clark's Landing.
The borough council has passed ordinances forbidding the use of tents for commercial or domestic purposes in the borough. This presumably ends the collection of tents on the beach front, both of campers and amusement men. Another ordinance prohibits gunning or pistol practice in the borough limits.
Concrete curbs and sidewalks will be laid on Sheridan Avenue.
M. Beuschl, of Philadelphia, is having a house built on Sheridan Avenue by T.D. Gregg, of that city.
Council will meet December 22 to close up affairs for 1921.
Joe Ulrick and Henry Cain are new members of the Fire Company.
A big buck deer on Monday of this week swam the creek at Silverton, in sight of a number of people. Had it been a week later, all Silverton would have dined on venison. As it was, the deer went his way.
Twelve mounted police stopped in town for a while on Wednesday of last week, on their tour of rural districts throughout the state. These “watch dogs” for the public safety are a part of a division having its headquarters in Hammonton. It is hoped they will be instrumental in minimizing some of the depredations that have been carried on in some of our rural districts.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Taylor, of Barnegat, have taken a suite of rooms in the Colonial apartment house, on Main Street. Mr. Taylor is an experienced barber and has opened up the shop on Main Street, opposite the hotel.
Mr. Smythe is now running an auto truck, huckstering for Palmer and Davis, of Tuckerton, and able to supply on short notice, vegetables, fruit and nuts to suit the most fastidious.
The game season is in for sure and the lads are losing no time trapping all fur bearing animals that come to sight, sending skins of same to city markets at good prices.
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