October 21, 1904

It is proposed by the management to have the “Milton Trotting and Driving Association Track” completed by the first proximo. Messrs. John Wilson, Joshua Gray, James Palmer, D. C. Armstrong, W. T Veasey, Irvin King, Tobias Pettyjohn, Lemuel Hartman, and Benjamin Walls have agreed to furnish the necessary funds for the completion of the buildings, stand, and other work. And as these nine men are representatives of capital, we may expect soon the materialization of this undertaking.

Ike Bailey proposes to build a dry dock for the convenience of leaky yachts. Ike says he can haul the boats out and the water can run out at the same holes it came in at and his charges will be less than the expense of bailing the boats out every morning.

Joseph Walls, one of Milton’s most efficient butchers, while helping his wife make scrapple, took up a hot instrument and now has four badly burned fingers. Joe says, “a woman would have more sense; and a man has no business to meddle with woman’s work anyhow.

For better convenience Captain E. N. Lofland is building an upper saloon on his yacht. He says he proposes to live comfortable the coming winter, and the Ralph Welch will make her sched-time.

As announced in our letter of last week, Mr. Edward Dons delivered a lecture to the M. E. Sabbath school on Sunday. The speaker was well received and his address is spoken of in glowing language.

To show the reputation that the work sent out by Douglass & White, from their shirt and overall factory, is getting, it is only necessary to mention that the firm is receiving orders from many States of the union and last week received one from far-off Texas.

A party of Sunday school misses chaperoned by the Rev. Mr. Quigg and wife, and Miss Lizzie Hart, all of Georgetown, spent a pleasant afternoon on the banks of Lake Fanganzyki. In the Park in the rear of the Hart House on Saturday.

A fence has been erected as a part of the enclosure at the Hart House.

John B. Mustard has removed his family from Philadelphia to this town. Mr. Mustard was formerly a Milton resident and after having roamed through the great West and basked in the sun of Utah, he again eventuates to his old home. There is no home like unto Delaware for a Delaware boy.

William Workman has the Odd Fellows Cemetery Lot under rent and seeded in wheat. John Hickman’s chickens have been troubling the wheat and Mr. Workman opened battle—this was a casus belli for Mr. Hickman who went for Workman in a legal manner and it cost the defendant $4 fine and cost of proceedings for firing a gun within the limits of town.

James Henry Boyce died at his residence in Slaughter Neck on Sunday of typhoid fever, aged 33 years and 8 months. Rev. Joshua S. Gray conducted the funeral services at the Slaughter Neck Church on Tuesday afternoon. S. J. Wilson & Son inhumed the body in the adjacent cemetery.

Mr. Frank Houseman and Fred Mai, formerly of Greenwood but now of Philadelphia, were the guests of the Misses Mayme and Laura Conner on Saturday and Sunday.

On Monday a new schedule went into effect on the Queen Anne’s railroad where by the Milton mail train will leave here at 7.20 a. m. and return at 8.20 p. m. The mail route by stage which was established post-office department last autumn will continue. This arrangement is bad for passengers coming to Milton on the evening train, as they will be obliged to lay over at Ellendale nearly two hours and on the noon train they will be obliged to take the stage from thence to Milton.

Dr. Walter has removed his household goods to Greenwood and will engage in the practice of his profession in that town.

Town Council is finishing its work on Chestnut Street.

Yacht Ralph Welch sank on Monday night at her moorings. “She” has decided to build a dry dock.

The Milton Training and Driving Association will hold their first meeting, Thursday 27, inst, and have some very fast races scheduled. We anticipate a great day for Milton on that date.