The ordination services of the Rev. Charles A Behringer were held at the church of Saint John the Baptist, in this town, on Saturday morning, last; when that gentleman was advanced from the deaconate to the full powers of the priesthood. The services began at 9:30 o’clock A. M., when the choir of 20 children, and four visiting priests, with Bishop Coleman, met at the residence of W. W. Conwell, adjoining the church, and donned the conventional vestments of the episcopacy, and proceeded to the church, singing the processional, as they entered the building. The meeting began with morning prayer, conducted by the Rev. J. L. McKim, rector of Milford. Rev. W. H. Higgans, rector of Laurel, read the scripture lesson, after which the Rev. K. J. Hammond, rector of Immanuel church of Wilmington, preached a sermon, taking for his text 2 Corinthians V. 20, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ as though God di beseech by us, we pray you in Christ’s stead be ye reconciled to God.” In the ordination ceremony all the priests united, with the Bishop, in the apostolic laying on of hands. The church was crowded to its capacity; many persons being there from Lewes, Ellendale and other points. Bishop Coleman took occasion to remark, that it was the largest ordination services held, on a weekday, that had taken place in Delaware in 20 years.
The Holy Communion will be at the minister at the church of Saint John the Baptist, on Sunday morning, next, by the Rev. C. A. Behringer; and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on the same morning, at the M. E. Church, by the Revs. R. S. Coursey and G. J. Hooker.
The following property was sold, on Saturday afternoon, in front of the Ponder House, under execution process, as the property of William H. Welch. Lot number one, situated on Mill Street in this town, known as the factory lot” was bought by S. J. .Wilson for $200. Lot number two, containing 61 acres, and situated near Vaughan’s Landing, in Cave Neck, was purchased by the Lewes National Bank for $525. Interest in a few other lots was sold at nominal prices.
Washington ’s Birthday was not observed in Milton, in any form. The banks and schools, only, were closed.
There were 61 teams hitched on Front Street last Saturday afternoon, and the merchants were quite busy.
J. M. Lank, formerly vice councilor Jr. O. U. A. M., was elected councilor of that order at its recent convention at Laurel.
Edward P. Atkins died, on Saturday night at his home, on Chestnut Street, from a stroke of paralysis, aged 75 years. Funeral services were held, on Tuesday afternoon, at Springfield Crossroads, by Rev. G. J. Hooker, and interment made in the adjoining cemetery, by J. R. Atkins.
Julia G. Hastings died at Nassau, on Saturday, of consumption, aged 17 years. Funeral services and interment took place at coke’s dale, on Wednesday.
Anna Marie Morris, widow of Edward Morris, died, on Friday of last week, of cancer, age 57 years. Interment made on Tuesday, by J. R. Atkins.
“Missionary day” was observed at the M. E. Church, on Sunday; in the morning $20 was raised, in the afternoon $8 was raised at Zion. The Epworth League raise $10.00. In the evening the Sunday school held its anniversary and increased the amount by its collections during the year $130 more.
Mrs. Ida Neal, May Welch and Edith Wilson are visiting in Philadelphia.
There are several cases of measles in town, though the disease may not be considered epidemic. Miss Cora Bennett, teacher of the primary department of the public school, has been compelled to vacate her position, and go home with the disease, our position is being filled by a pupil from the principle department.
The maple buds are swelling on the trees, those of Chandler spear trees are, almost, ready to bloom, and a gentle rain with lightning and thunder, on Sunday afternoon and evening, our all harbingers of approaching spring.
A new culvert, made of tiles, has been put into drain the water from Union Street, north, into the river. This is an improvement on the wooden one that has heretofore been in this place.
William fox, who is engaged in business, at Norton, West Va., is visiting his family.
Captain George S. Reed, of this town, and Mrs. Viva Leonard, a former resident of Milton, were married, on Wednesday evening of last week, at grace M. E. Parsonage, Philadelphia, by the Rev. Frank P. Parkins, D. D.
William H. Workman & Co., have purchased of R. B. Merritt & Son, the railroad cannery, and will operate it the coming season.
William H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clendaniel, died in a Wilmington Hospital, last week, from the effects of an operation performed for appendicitis. The remains were brought to the home of his parents, at Robbins, on Thursday. The funeral services were held at McColley’s Chapel, on Sunday afternoon, S. J. Wilson & son, funeral director.
The Rev. Charles A. Behringer, rector of Milton, will begin a series of special services at St. George’s Chapel, on Sunday evening, at 7:30 o’clock. The services will continue during the week, except Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Captain Joseph Warrington is loading clay Ford George Warrington, to be shipped to Philadelphia.