July 8, 1904

Town Council has decided to widen a portion of Mill St. South of Chestnut. To do this several of the property owners will be obliged to remove their yard fences and a part of their pavement farther back upon their property. This of course is objected to. A meeting was held on Tuesday of last week, in Fireman’s Hall at which the objectors were given the privilege to express their views in the case. The meeting became quite enthusiastic and adjourned presumably without accomplishing anything; in fact many did not know the object of the assemblage, and few who were there could tell the meaning of the turmoil. It is said that the work will be done at the appointed time, and we may expect some developments of a legal character during the present month.

Mrs. Sallie Ponder gave a lawn party on Wednesday evening in honor of her granddaughters, Misses Annie and Sarah Ponder. The front of her residence, and adjacent lawn, were beautifully lighted with varicolored lanterns. The elite of Milton were present and many were there from peninsular towns. It was a pretty sight to view from a distance, and reminded one of evening life in the tropics.

The Milton Shirt factory closed last week for a time in order to clean up the machinery, and give the employees a chance to rest.

Mrs. Ida Hughes residence is being repainted by G. B. Atkins.

The yacht Fannie, formerly owned by ex-Senator Maull of Lewes, has been purchased by Capt. Mumford of Virginia. She is now at Scull’s dock, being transformed from a pleasure boat into a freight boat. C. C. Davidson is doing the work.

Capt. Joe Warrington is repairing his vessel at Scull’s dock, and the John A. Lingo is being worked on at Milton.

Anderson & Co. have been shipping canned tomatoes from the river factory to Baltimore during the past week.

Some repairs have been made of late to the Mayor’s office.

Miss May Lawe, of Shrewsboro, Pa., is the guest of her sister Mrs. Lemuel Hartman.

J. B. Welch has added to his many accomplishments that of “bard.” He now contributes poetry to the columns of the Philadelphia Record.

Four mails are sent from and received at the Milton Post Office daily, besides the Rural Delivery.

After the present week the steamer Mary M. Vinyard will make two trips weekly, from Milton to Phila., leaving Milton on Monday and Thursday of each week, and returning leave Philadelphia Tuesday and Friday, of the same week.

On Friday evening the Milton School Board elected Prof. John Collins Principal of the Public Schools and re-elected the same corps of teachers of last term, viz. Miss May Megee, Mrs. Estella Bacon, Miss Lizzie Register, and Miss Ethel Hagg, of Milford. A great deal of dissatisfaction is expressed at the action of the board.

A gentleman where business leads him to travel over the State remarks about the conditions the road scrapers are in, particularly in Kent County. He says they are kept along the road as a bugaboo to horses and in their unprotected state from weather are rusty and in a bad condition. It does look as if the custodians of the County’s property should have enough care for it to put under cover, from the rain. These scrapers cost considerable money, but this seems to make no difference to the road overseers.

The Misses May and Lottie Welch chaperoned by their uncle Prof. Fearing, are on a ten days visit to Philadelphia.

The Harbeson Cannery commenced this week to can huckleberries.

Samuel Cord Warrington died at his home near Drawbridge on Saturday morning of measles, aged 51 years, and 26 days. The funeral was held at Coolspring Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon and the remains interred in the cemetery. Rev. John R. Henderson performed the last sad rites and S. J. Wilson and Son directed the funeral. Mr. Warrington was elected Levy Court Commissioner for Broadkiln Hundred in 1894 and served one term. He leaves to survive a widow, three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Delia Short of Overbrook, Miss Virgie and Carrie at home, […] and Chas. Also at home; and two brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Emma J. Wilson of Rehoboth Hundred, and Mrs. Melicent Lingo, of Wilmington; Mr. Alfred Warrington, of Kent County; Chas. Warrington, of Rehoboth, and Roland P. Warrington, of Broadkiln Hundreds respectively.

Frank Davidson, of Philadelphia, is the guest of his parents and friends in town.

Clement Hart has a swarm of bees in his flue and they are nearly down to the stove pipe hole. He wants to get them out without killing them. He would like to give them away but no one will accept the gift.

Miss Virginia M. Clendaniel, of near Ellendale, and Mr. Robert B. Walls, of Stevensonville, were united in the holy bonds of marriage on Sunday evening. The ceremony was performed at the M. P. Parsonage by Rev. G. W. Hines, after which the friends of the twain partook of refreshments at the home of the groom’s mother.

The Fourth was comparatively dull here in Milton. The banks were closed as were most of the stores and many private residences. There was a game of baseball between Georgetown and Milton. The exploding of a few firecrackers by the boys and girls, and an Ushers’ Union Lawn Party on the lawn at the M. E. Church closed the day with no one hurt and a good time for all who were there