Dover Items from 26 Jul 1898

Kinston Free Press
26 Jul 1898

  • Miss Meta OUTLAW left Saturday to visit Miss Kittie FOY, at Pollocksville
  • Miss Sue WILSON and Mr. W.M. TYNDAL went to visit Miss Lula GILBERT Sunday
  • Miss Effie ALPHIN and Mr. Z.T. BROWN and children, Miss Sadie and Master Zety, went on the excursion to Morehead City Thursday
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed RHEM, of Lenoir county, spent Saturday night and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WIlliam ARNOLD
  • Mr. J.F. CARPENTER went to Morehead Saturday night to see his wife and children, who have been recreating there for several days, and brought them back with him Monday
  • Miss Maude ARNOLD left today, accompanied by Mr. Ralph WEST, to join Miss Rosa DIXON on a visit to Vanceboro.  Miss Rosa, accompanied her aunt, Mrs. GATLIN, home last week, which we have just learned.
  • Watermelons are now more plentiful here. They come up on nealry every freight from Bogue Sound, but they sell high and are by no means as sweet as we usually get from that section, owing, we suppose, to then wet season.
  • Dr. J.W. DUGUID informs us that while on the way to visit a patient near Lane’s Chapel last Friday he heard something tingling in the air and looking up, saw a buzzard with a bell fastened witha string around its neck. The buzzard alighted on a tree near the road and the doctor and some others whom he met and told of it stopped and took a good look at it.  Every time the vulture would pick itself the bell would tingle.  Another one, presumably its mate, was flying along with it.
  • We learn that a young man going down on the excursion Thursday had a message from a friend in Goldsboro for two young ladies of Dover.  When the train arrived here he saw two tall pasteboard pictures, representing a woman at the wash tub, standing one on either side of Mr. W.A. WILSON’s store door, which he mistook for the ladies and ran over to deliver the message.  We respectfully suggest that the next time that young man passes down this way, he call at Dr. HYATT’s and have his eyes adjusted.  Our sight is very dim, but we well know that we could distinguish one of Dover’s living beauties from a Pattie at a wash tub at a longer distance than that.

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