August 22, 1902

On last Thursday one of the machinists working at the cannery of Anderson & Co., fell from above to the lower floor, and astride of one of the iron bath tanks. He was considerably hurt, but able to walk with difficulty the next day.

On Thursday morning Miss Mamie A. Mears, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mears, of this town, was married to Mr. Elderdice Fowler, at the home of the bride’s parents. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. P. Corkran. The happy couple left town on the 7.20 a. m. train, and will visit Baltimore, Washington, and Gulf Post, Ala., where the groom is engaged in business.

A reunion of the Heptasophs of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and of Delaware, took place at Rehoboth on Friday. An excursion from Kent Island to that place was run by the Q. A’s R. R. Co., under the auspices of Ridgely Conclave No. 324. Milton Conclave, No — was on hand, as were their wives, their sweethearts and their friends.

On Thursday there was another excursion to Atlantic City. It was also “Big Thursday” at Broadkiln Beach. The latter resort was the more largely patronized. The people are getting almost surfeited with excursions.

Last week Frank Stout, Agent of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, had Louis Renare, of the Hart House, and William Mosely, colored, arraigned before Squire Collins for cruelty to a horse in jury last. The parties were fined $10 each with cost of prosecution.

Miss Edith Wildergus, of Philadelphia, who has been spending some weeks with Prof. and Mrs. Fearing, departed for her home on Friday last.

Mr. Winfield Wright[i], who has been engaged for a year in the mercantile business in this town, will remove his goods to Denton, Md., and try his fortune in that town.

Prof. Fearing has had a new pavement laid in front of his residence, and is doing other repairs around his establishment.

On Saturday, Will Mosley, colored, was arraigned before Squire Collins on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, from a colored woman of Camden, N. J. In default of $600 bail required by the Justice, Mosley was committed to Georgetown jail.

The Union Republican voters of the First Election District of the Fifth Senatorial District, and the Tenth Representative District, met on Saturday and elected delegates and alternates to attend the County Convention to be held at Georgetown on Tuesday the 19th inst. And the Regular Republicans met on the same day and elected delegates and alternates to attend the State Convention of that faction held at Dover on Tuesday, the 19th inst.’

Capt. William Megee is paying Milton a visit.

William Chandler’s pear orchard of over 800 trees is loaded with fruit, and will bring the owner a good sum.

Mr. Anson Raught, of New York, was her last week looking after the estate of the late Mrs. Emily Jane Jones, his mother-in-law.

Sarah E. Satterfield, wife of William Satterfield, died at her home near Smith’s Store on Saturday morning of general debility, aged 75 years, 7 months and 20 days. Funeral services were held at McColley’s Chapel on Monday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Buckson, of Ellendale, and interment made in the cemetery nearby. S. J. Wilson, funeral director.

“Is this pistol loaded?” said one colored man to another at the camp at Hazzard’s Woods on Sunday afternoon. “No indeed!” replied the addressed. Man No. 1 took the revolver and began looking at it; and drawing the hammer back it slipped from his thumb, and a ball went through the palm of his left hand. He then found out that chamber was not loaded.

The camp at Zoar was well represented from Milton on Sunday.

Miss Edna Coverdale is yet very ill with gastric fever.

Mrs. Sallie Davidson is quite sick with typhoid fever at the home of her father, Mr. James Wilson.

Mr. Dora Conwell is confined to his home with intermittent fever; and there are several other cases of fever in town.

The shirt factory opened again on Monday, after a vacation of two weeks for camp meeting.

The managers of the camp at Lavinia’s Woods prohibited the attendance of colored people there. Yet many of the white people of Milton of both sexes attended the colored camp at Hazzard’s Woods that has been, and is yet, in progress. “O, consistency thou art a jewel.”

On Monday evening at, the residence of the bride, Mrs. Mary Lank, the widow of the late Joseph E. Lank, was united in wedlock with Mr. John M. Ketchem, of New York City. Only a few relatives were present when the Rev. L. P. Corkran pronounced them man and wife. The twain left on the evening train for Rehoboth.

Tomatoes are well up at the Milton station. D. M. Conwell shipped about 1500 baskets on Monday and about the same number on Tuesday. For these he paid 25 cents a basket. The factories started on Wednesday morning with a small supply. The factories on Monday and Tuesday were paying 22 cents, and allowed the seller to retain the basket. This is actually a little better than 25 cents with basket, as the basket has advanced in price, to four cents each.

Peaches are tall the way from 12 to 40 cents a basket.


[i] In 1903, Winfield Wright would marry Carrie White, daughter of N. Wallace Wright – a trustee of the M. P. Church and funder of one of the stained glass windows.