Charles Pettyjohn, some time since, bought a farm of Capt. George E. Megee, of which John Coverdale was tenant. Captain Megee furnished the stock and team for the farm, and gave the tenant one-third of the crop. When Mr. Pettyjohn purchased the farm, conditions were somewhat changed, and in the early fall a lawsuit was brewing. But these men, all being sensible men, deciding to leave the apportion of the rent to three disinterested men. S. J. Martin, Thomas Wilson and Wilbur Hunter were chosen, and on Tuesday met at the National Bank for consultation and to hear each side of the question, which resulted in a decision that the present landlord, Mr. Pettyjohn, should receive one-half of the crop; Captain Megee, the former landlord, and who furnished the team, one-sixth of the crop, and the tenant one-third, or the remainder of the crop. The decision gave satisfaction to all parties concerned.
Mr. George Leonard and Miss Nettie Fosque, both of Milton, were united in matrimony at Georgetown on Monday evening, the 13th inst.
Should heavenly visions chance their way,
And fate shall to their wishes yield,
Time may bestow on this young pair,
A lovely crop of beans.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard will reside in Philadelphia.
A part of the U. S. Engineer Corps commenced a survey of the Broadkiln on Wednesday. There are several Milton men engaged as help. State Senator Jefferson is engaged in watching the rise and fall of the tides.
J. H. Davidson has been awarded the contract for repairing and remodeling the M. P. Church. Work will begin as soon as the material can be furnished.
The extra meetings that have been held for several days at Zion M. E. Church closed on Wednesday evening. Much good has apparently been done; many converts have been made, and a general feeling of Christian charity has been her aroused, the further “fruits of which may be seen after many days.”
The gunning the season opened last Wednesday under conditions that were not considered favorable. The dry and windy weather has militated to hunter, and rendered his success unequal to his expectations. Notwithstanding all this, there have been many who have had good luck with rabbits. Partridges are said to be scarce; and the few killed warrant the report. A few professional gunners (?) from Philadelphia and Wilmington have been hovering around Milton, but their reputation as shootists has not been advanced in the opinion of those who have seen the contents of their game bags.
The Rev. R. T. Coursey preached at the extra meeting services, now being held at White’s chapel on Friday evening.
The Steward Jones Phosphate Manufacturing Company is receiving supplies for use in its business.
D. A. Conner has built a new barn on his lot in town.
By the falling of a log which was being loaded on a carriage at Waple’s Mill near the railroad station, John Ellingsworth had his left leg severely mashed on Thursday last.
On Friday near noon the stable of John Hickman near the end of Milton lane took fire, and when the fire company arrived on the scene, the flames were so far undering that all efforts to save it were futile, and it was burned to the ground.
J. Coard. Hazzard has had some repairs made to his property on Federal Street in tenure of James Jester.
Louis Ellingworth is watching the rise and fall of the tides at Drawbridge for the U. S. Survey Corps, and James Hickman is engaged at the same work, at the mouth of the river.
The latter part of last week the women on Federal Street were engaged in sweeping into piles and burning the leaves in front of their homes. It was much of a task, but it was done, and the street, in this part of the town, now presents a clean appearance.
Stephen Palmer is building for David Postles, near town, a residence. The front building is 16 ft. x 27 ft.; and the back building is 16 ft. x 24 ft.
Dr. Thomas Lowe and Miss May Lowe, of Shrewsboro, Pa., brother and sister to Mrs. Lemuel Hartman, are her guests.
Raymond J. Mason, of Camden, N. J., spent Sunday with Miss Elizabeth Coverdale.
William Steene and Miss Lizzie Warren, of near Lincoln, were united in wedlock on Sunday evening at the M. E. Parsonage by the Rev. R. T. Coursey.
On the 14th of July of the present year Miss Ethel Short, of near Milton, was joined in matrimony with Mr. Norman W. Buell, of near Staytonville. The ceremony was performed at the M. P. Parsonage by the Rev. G. J. Hooker.
Mrs. Meta W. Marsh, wife of Mr. W. S. Marsh, of Angola, and formerly Miss Meta W. Jones, of Milton, died at her home on Monday, of heart failure, aged 44 years. Funeral services were held at St. Peters P. E. Church in Lewes on Thursday, and interment made in the Presbyterian cemetery of that place. S. J. Wilson & Son undertakers. Mrs. Marsh leaves to survive her a husband and three small children—one an infant—one brother, Dr. Roland P. Jones, of New York City, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Rought, of Milton.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wilson made a visit to Baltimore on Monday, returning on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Houpt, of Wilmington, spent Sunday and Monday with the Rev. R. T. Coursey and Mrs. Coursey.
There is a man in town in a deplorable condition; his gloves are so large that when he has them with him, he must wear them on his hands as he cannot get them in his pockets. They fit his hands.
Captain E. N. Lofland advertises for the return of a wrench that was surreptitiously taken from his yacht on the 16th inst. As Capt. Lofland gives until Saturday, the 25th inst, for its return, the taker should have done with it by that time and have politeness enough to comply with the request.
The storm tide on Monday caused a “lay off” for that day of the employees of the U. S. Survey company employed on the Broadkiln.
Extra meetings began on Sunday evening at the M. E. Church. Rev. Coursey on Sunday extended an invitation to the Rev. Hooker, pastor of the M. P. Church, inviting himself and congregation to join with the M. E. Church in holding a series of extra meetings in the church of the latter. Rev. Hooker, with the consent and approval of his congregation, has accepted the invitation, and the congregations of the two churches are now nightly engaged in revival services.
Schooner James M. Carey, Capt. Chas. Mason, is at Milton dock coal laden.
The steamer Mary M. Vinyard, of the Philadelphia and Milton steamboat line has, in all probability, made her last trip to Milton. She was sold in Wilmington by Marshal William R. Flinn on Monday afternoon and purchased by George W. Phillips of Norfolk, Virginia, $17,400; and thus endeth the Philadelphia and Milton steamboat line, for the present; much to the sorrow of the people of this locality.