April 5, 1901

Saints or sinners.” […Portions obscured…]
Milton may get as good a pastor, but we will not get a better one than Mr. DuHadway. We believe his qualities are as near perfect as it is possible for one to have on this mundane sphere. In the pulpit, he is a scholar and rhetorician; on the street he is a man of fine address, and a gentleman everywhere; and what is Milton’s loss is Fairmount, Maryland‘s gain. The best wishes of the people of this town accompany Mr. DuHadway and family to his future charge. At the evening-service the choir rendered as its voluntary, “God Be With Thee,” to which Mr. DuHadway responded in a most pathetic manner. This little eulogy is written simply because we like the man and respect his family, and hope success may follow his efforts in any direction he may divert them.

We are requested to state that “forbearance has almost ceased to be a virtue” with the officials of the two churches in South Milton. A few young men from a neighboring town, on Sunday evening, the 14th inst, while services were being held in the P. E. Church, drove by that building at a fast gait, and yelling like a gang of Commanches; this is said to have been repeated on last Sunday evening in front of the M. E. Church. The officials are tired of this, and propose to put the law to as many as are known to them, if the insult is repeated. These young bloods, the majority of whom are known ought to know that our State laws have no sympathy with disturbers of religious meetings.

Captain S. R. Bennett has returned from Philadelphia and brought with him a grey horse to take the place of “Sam,” lately deceased.

The weather of last week was quite cool, and on Friday morning considerable ice was noticed; however, it is believed peaches are yet unhurt.

A representative of the “Baltimore American” was in town on Friday, soliciting subscriptions to his paper.

The front window which advertises the millinery department of the “Big Store,” is certainly a beautiful sight. Under the skillful manipulations of Miss Carrie Johnson, it changes daily; and the artificial roses appear so natural that the bees are tempted toward them, ostensibly, to devour their sweets.

“All Fool’s Day” was heralded by a combination of circumstances that led one to believe that “spring yet lingers in the lap of winter,” or that it is going over the “second way.” A northwest blast, and ice one-half inch in thickness is quite a good recommendation for “lovely spring.”

Mr. Frank Carey has gone to Philadelphia to take a position on the steamer Pokanoket.

Mr. Barry Lynch left on Monday for Philadelphia.

Mr. Isaac W. Nailor is making the window and door frames and doing other mill work, for the building of Mr. I. T. Baker, of Ellendale.

I. W. Nailor has about completed an annex to the building of Captain James Darby.

Mr. Ha[..].Manship is about ready to the construction of a front addition to his home residence on Chestnut Street. Isaac Nailor has the contract.

Next Sunday, after the regular services are over, an election will be held in the M. E. Sunday School, for officers of the Juvenile Missionary Society.

Mrs. Elizabeth Burton died on Sunday at the residence of John Marsh in Angola, of dropsy, aged 80 years, 10 months, and 18 days. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, at Connely’s Chapel, by the Rev. Mr. Outten, and the remains were interred in the adjacent cemetery. S. J. Wilson funeral director.

Mrs. H. A. Campbell, widow of J. F. Campbell, died at Balcony, Va., at the home of her son George, on Friday. The remains were brought to Harrington on Saturday, and from thence conveyed to the home of her son Leroi Campbell, near Milford. On Sunday the obsequies were solemnized at the M. P. Church, near the son’s residence, and the remains were inhumed at Lincoln Cemetery. Deceased was 73 years, 8 months and 26 days old. S. J. Wilson conducted the funeral.

Kensey Jones, of near town, has been suffering with symptoms of pneumonia. He is now improving.

Mr. T. B. Pepper has laid the boiler at Beardsley’s brickyard, and Mr. Beardsley will soon commence the manufacture of bricks. Mr. Pepper will go to Lewes next week to work for the Lewis syndicate. Mr. Burt Johnson went last week.

Rev. John Jones is in town this week visiting his sick brother.

Mr. Isaac Nailor received a carload of shingles on Saturday. And the only place to get any lumber, sash, weights, shingles, etc., is at Mr. Nailor’s emporium.