July 1, 1904

At the annual election of officers of the A. F. and A. M. held on Thursday evening, the following gentlemen were chosen: J. Clarence Lank, warden; J. M. Lank, senior warden; Irwin C. King, junior warden; Chas. H. Atkins, treasurer, and George M. Sharp, secretary.

A peculiar something was caught in the Broadkiln last week. It was somewhat like a frog about the head and body, although [it] is very small, and it has a tail twice as long as the body, which is two inches. We see nothing like it classified in natural history. It doubtless is [a] hybrid of the family Mammalia.

William H. Welch launched his yacht last week.

The merchants of town have now no trouble in disposing of their empty boxes, as they are all bought by C. H. Atkins, and used in shipping shirts, overalls and other goods to various parts of the peninsula.

D. F. Armstrong is buying and shipping many white oak piling to norther points by the Queen Anne’s Railroad.

Cutting wheat began last week. The crop is said to be of an average.

An employee of the telegraph and telephone company passed by Milton station going west on Saturday, trimming […] along the route which were in contact with their wires.

Rev. Sam Jones
Rev. Sam Jones

As the time for holding Lavinia’s camp meeting draws near, we would suggest that the “Sam Jones” road be cleared off. This is the road running from the railroad within the woods to the camp grounds and was made when Sam Jones accepted the invitation of the Rev. Bennington to visit the camp. The road should be attended to, not only for the cool walk it affords, but for the pleasant memories it calls up regarding the Rev. Sam’s visit.

Miss Letitia Black is attending the summer school at Dover.

Amongst the miscellaneous freight brought by the steamer on her trip from Philadelphia were five horses—one for Clerk-of-the-Peace Wright, of Georgetown, one for the proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, and the rest for other parties.

Noble Ellingsworth paid a flying visit to his home here last week.

Miss Mary Atkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Atkins, is visiting her parents.

Miss Annie Ponder, of Philadelphia, is the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Ponder.

James Martin, employed in Camden, N. J., is home with his family.

G. W. Atkins, the hustling salesman of Milton, worked up Chincoteague, Va., last week, and is paying his respects to Kent County, Del., this week.

Arthur Welch, electrician of New York, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Welch.

Sallie Prettyman, a respected colored lady, died suddenly last week, aged 53 years. The funeral was held on Friday at the A. M. E. Church in South Milton and the remains interred in a cemetery near town.

Joseph H. Lingo died at his home in Millsboro on Saturday, aged 61 years, 11 months and 20 days. Funeral on Monday afternoon at Millsboro M. E. Church by the Rev. L. R. James and interment in Brotherhood Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son, undertakers.

The sale of the privileges of Lavinia’s Camp has been postponed until next Saturday afternoon, July 2.

Twilight services began at both the M. E. and M. P. Churches on Sunday evening. Hereafter the meetings will commence at 6.30 o’clock sharp.

On Saturday night a fight occurred in William Warren’s pool room between two young men from the country. They were arraigned before Mayor Fosque who fined both; one paid $2.50 and the other $4.70, including cost.

At the school election held on Saturday Samuel J. Black, George W. Sharp and John H., Davidson were elected commissioners to serve for three years. On Monday the board met for organization. Mr. Sharp refused to serve as commissioner and Harry Robinson, one of the defeated candidates, was elected to fill the vacancy for one year. The former officers were re-elected, viz.[i] Josiah Culver, president; R. W. Warren, secretary; and J. C. Lank, treasurer.

[…] A. Mooring died at the home of her father, George Pepper, on Sunday evening of consumption, aged 25 years. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at Coolspring Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Henderson, and interment made in the cemetery adjoining by S. J. Wilson & Son. The deceased was a member of Virtue Council, No. 2, Daughters of America of Milton which body attended the funeral.

Dr. David E, Wolfe, under date of the 25th inst. hands us the following for publication: “Three weeks last Thursday afternoon two ladies of New Market had John Truitt’s, of Milford, horse and carriage to go to Milton. On returning the carriage broke down near my home, and James Collins, who lives with me, loaned hem my carriage. They said they would return that afternoon or the next morning. I heard the carriage was at New Market last week, buy Mr. Truitt did not return. I suppose because his was not repaired. I will report when it is returned.

E. N. Lofland has a new yacht, 23 feet long, 6½ feet beam and 2½ feet hold, built of white cedar, and copper fastened, round stern, fitted for a sail boat or for an engine. At present she is sail rigged. This boat Mr. Lofland proposes to raffle away. He will sell 160 tickets number from 1 to 160. No. 1 will cost one cent, number two, two cents, and so on to 160 which will cost $1.60. The drawing will take place as soon as the tickets are sold, and one of the numbers will draw the boat.


[i] Viz. is an abbreviation of videlicet, which itself is a contraction from Latin of videre licet meaning “it is permitted to see,” and is used in place of namely or that is to say. This word is rarely used today; the abbreviation i. e. is employed for the same purpose.