These are some highlights from the News Journal on Dec. 11, 1901:
‘SAFE BLOWERS Visit Wilmington; The B&O Station and Langdon’s Mill the Victims; About Eighty Dollars Secured; Six Men Arrested’
“Last Friday morning the B&O station was entered, the night operator bound and blind-folded, and the money drawer emptied. Two safes were then blown open in the office of F.E. Langdon’s mill and elevator, just across the tracks from the station. Two horses and buggies were stolen and the thieves drove rapidly to Midland, where they escaped on a freight train. Only three men were seen, but by two buggies being stolen it is believed that more than that number were in the gang. Six men are under arrest in jail on suspicion.”
• “Candy! We Want Your Order When In Need of Candy, Oranges, Bananas and Nuts! Don’t forget that we have a car load of them! Special Prices to School Teachers & Sunday Schools!” J.H. Hale & Son, Arcade Grocers, Main Street, Wilmington.”
• “Standard Shoe Store, South Street, between two elms. Christmas Slippers! An elegant assortment for men. Fancy Velvet Slippers only 50 cents. Leather Slippers 85 cents up to $2.50. House Slippers for the ladies. Jersey Leggings for the children. J.W. Vandervort, Kate E. Reardon. Phone 9.”
• “Looking At Our Furniture! Is Worth the Time. What is Better still, the Goods are Worth Buying. Our Stock is replete with Useful and Ornamental Gifts! for Christmas. You will be repaid and surprised to examine our stock before buying. C.E. Nichols, South Street, Wilmington. Phone 17.”
• “Celery King: A Cure for Constipation”
• “The Terrible Sufferings of Old Men affected with enlargement of the prostate gland are always mitigated and usually entirely relieved by the use of SANURY. For sale at all Druggists, $1.00 per bottle. Simms Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo.”
• A meeting of the Council, businessmen and citizens generally was held at the town hall Saturday night to take steps toward securing the right of way for the electric railway, which with a little effort is within our grasp.
• Mrs. Anna Hodson and son, Will., and nephew, Clyde Wyncoop, of Earlham, Iowa, are visiting her sisters, Mrs. Tone Richardson and Mrs. Laura Fitzpatrick.
• Grandmother Garland is improving.
• The annual supper and sale of the Women’s Universalist Alliance will be held at the Universalist Church on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night of this week.