When this communication shall have been read, Thanksgiving shall have come and gone, and people will have offered their thanks to God on this special day for the blessings of the year. A union service between the M. E. and M. P Church will be held in the church of the former, and Rev. Hooker, pastor of the latter will preach the sermon.
Another load of coal was landed in Milton, last week, from the schooner James M. Carey, Capt. Charles Mason. There will, doubtless, be enough coal in town for use, the present winter; certainly there will be if the weather continues half as nice as it has been during the autumn.
Miss Henrietta Carey, of Lewes, died suddenly on Wednesday morning of last week at the residence of her brother Erasmus Carey, near Milton, of heart trouble, aged about 47 years. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon by the Rev. Williams of Lewes and the remains deposited in Zion Cemetery.
Handy Prettyman shipped, by express on Saturday, a lot of turkeys to his brother, a commission merchant at Camden, N. J.
George B. Atkins has repapered the interior of the property belonging to the Lacy brothers, on Federal Street.
The M. D. & V. Railroad Company has made gutters along the track where the high banks near the branches, to run the water off and thereby prevent the washing away of the banks.
There is a ten acre field of corn along the railroad that has not been gathered, notwithstanding all this pretty weather.
Thomas Brittingham while adjusting a machine belt at the shirt factory on Friday, had the hook of his belt to catch the little finger of his left hand, lacerating it badly.
The people of Milton should begin to agitate the buying of another steamer for the Broadkiln. We have a purser, already in town who is acquainted with that sort of business, without being learned; and there is nothing liked skilled help in any enterprise.
Fifty-eight years ago, J. Coard Hazzard accompanied Dr. McFerran to Dover to get licenses as a practicing physician in this state. Last week Mr. Hazzard went with the doctor to Georgetown for a similar purpose. Dr. McFerran will practice medicine in Milton the coming year.
Ed Cottrell, while gunning on Thursday, shot off one of his toes.
Robert Vaughan has removed with his family from Philadelphia and now occupies the property he recently purchased from Mrs. Ellegood, near the end of Milton Lane.
John Milby has left Milton with his family, and will reside the coming year at Absecom, N. J.
On Sunday morning the Rev. Coursey preached to the Jr. O. U. A. M., which order attended the church in a body.
James Waples, a much esteemed colored man who has been very sick, is now convalescing.
A side track has been laid in front of S. J. Martin’s lot, near the depot.
A thank offering was taken at the M. E. Church on Sunday morning. There was no begging, but people walked up one aisle and down another, and in passing the stand deposited their offering therein. The public offering amounted to $50.51. The Jr. O. U. A. M., besides their individual donation, presented the Rev. Coursey and the Rev. Hooker $5 each.
Edgar Lank Esq., Attorney-at-Law, and brother John, of Philadelphia, were in town Saturday and Sunday.
John H. Davidson, contractor, has commenced laying the foundation for the extension of the M. P. Church. The carpets in the building have been removed, also the pews. A part of the latter have been put in Firemen Hall, where the Sunday school of the church will hold its service while the repairs are in progress. As has been heretofore stated the members of this church will hold their other meetings in the M. E. Church, and worship with the M. E. Congregation, while their church is being remodeled.
The Union revival services that are being conducted in the M. E. Church by the pastors and members of the M. P. and M. E. congregation are enthusiastic, and develop much spiritual interest on the part of the members. But few penitents have been at the altar, and we are forced to think, if the sinners of Milton resists the pleadings of brothers Hooker and Coursey, “neither would they be persuaded through one should arise from the dead.”
David A. Wiltbank, Jr., of Parksley, Va., recently married, is, with his bride, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wiltbank.