Lavinia’s Camp broke under lowering skies after a very successful season; it was estimated that fully 2000 persons were present on Sunday evening. One of the remarkable things was the number of women with auburn hair in attendance. There were the usual number of accidents to teams, caused by reckless driving, or too much liquor. There were many tenters from a distance this year.
Through the courtesy of Captain George E. Megee the members of the M. E. Sunday Schools, and all other people of the town who would accept the invitation, made an excursion to Broadkiln Beach on Friday on the three-mast schooner rigged steamer, Marie Thomas. Ice cream and refreshment were served on board of the steamer. The vessel left Milton at 8 o’clock a. m., and returned at 9 o’clock p. m. The day was cool and pleasant, and six hours of solid enjoyment were experienced by the excursionists besides the pleasure of the voyage by water.
Arthur Shockley, of near Reynolds, while loading and unloading wood at the railroad station last week, had the tier to fall on his team, breaking on of his horses legs. In order to put the animal out of its misery, the ever-handy Constable Barsuglia shot it.
The steamer Marie Thomas brought a cargo Goodwin Bros. & Conwell, and glass jars for the Royal Packing Company last week.
Anderson & Co., of the river cannery, are receiving their cans via M. D. & V. Railroad.
Wesley Coverdale has been elected janitor of the public school building at a salary of $18 per month.
Dr. Edward Vaughn, of Milddletown, has been visiting his mother and sister.
Joseph Walls has put new curbing in front of his residence.
James Ponder, attorney-at-law of Wilmington, was a Milton visitor last week.
John Walker has built a porch in front of his residence on Mulberry Street, north.
The noon train on the D. M. & V. Road missed connection at Ellendale on Saturday with the M. D. & V. road, and twelve passengers were obliged to hire conveyances to bring them to Milton.
Captain Stephen Abdill, of New Jersey, is a Milton guest.
L. Perry Dutton, agent at Stockley Station, aged 41 years, 8 months and 28 days [died]. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at Bethesda by the [Rev.] G. S. Thomas, and sepulture made at Sand Hill Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.
Charles Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Burton, on Federal Street, on Saturday morning, aged 8 months and 20 days. Funeral services were held at its late home on Monday afternoon by the Rev. G. R. McCready, and interment made in the M. E. Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.
Charles Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Burton, on Federal Street, on Saturday morning, aged 8 months and 20 days. Funeral services were held at its late home on Monday afternoon by the Rev. G. R. McCready, and interment made in the M. E. Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.[i]
Rev. Edward Atkins, of Nashville, Tenn., visited Milton on Friday. He was accompanied by his father, Rev. John Atkins, aged 86 years, and a former resident of Sussex County. The latter’s object in visiting Milton was to again see his two aged brothers: Thomas Atkins, aged 90 years, and P. Page Atkins, aged 81 years.
In coming from Harbeson to Milton on Friday, Dr. R. T. Wilson was thrown from his carriage and had one of his ankles broken. Dr. Walter Hunter rendered assistance.
Robert Vaughan and his son Charles, of Philadelphia, caught three bass, weighing from one to two pounds each, on the lake last week. There are the first fish of the kind we have known caught there.
The following Philadelphia visitors are now in Milton, enjoying the camp and the pleasures of Broadkiln Beach: Arthur Conwell and wife, Miss Edith Wilson, Henry Nout and wife, nee Miss Fannie Oliver, Frank Manship and Miss Annie Manship and many others.
The colored camp will begin at Lavinia’s Wood on August 25th.
On account of the $25 State tax on soda water fountains, William F. Starkey, druggist, has discontinued his.
After having raised the second smoke stack at the works of the Royal Packing Company on Monday in taking down the sheer pole, it struck and broke one of the guys and the stack fell in the yard, and across some piling, breaking it about half off, eight feet from the top, and otherwise battering it up. It will be repaired before being raised again.
J. B. Welch has had the pavement in front of his drug store taken up and […]. In doing this, Mr. Welch not only has a better pavement, but has gained an experience. If he ever has this work done over again, he will, doubtless, know how to do it.
Captain John Fisher, of Philadelphia, paid Milton a visit on Monday.
William Calhoun has opened a barber shop on the corner of Federal and Mulberry Streets, South Milton.
[i] Cause of death was given as tuberculosis; this is the first death by TB in someone so young that Conner has written about.