December 22, 1905

When this communication shall be perused by the readers of the Chronicle, the time will be at hand for them to think of their friends, and the many others, to whom they shall be a source of remembrance during and after the holidays. Christmas is proverbially the time for enjoyment, and the giving and receiving of gifts. The presentation of keepsakes, mementoes, and souvenirs between friends is from time immemorial and while this old custom will still be observed during the coming Christmas, we should not forget to combine charity with generosity, and while we give to those from whom we may expect a return, let us bestow upon those from whom we know we cannot receive any return, some of the substantials of life.

There are plenty of people in all communities to whom Christmas will be only a name, unless they are made happy by the munificence and generosity of others who are able to contribute to their cheer. If we can make others happy e fulfill one purpose of our creation; and there is no one of us, but who can do something toward someone, And the Christmas time presents one of the opportunities for so doing. Will we embrace the coming Christmas to make some heart happy? “It comes but once a year!” and we all know that.

Richard Steelman, ten years old, was arrested on Thursday evening for wounding Robert Warren with a stone, and confine for a time in the lock-up. Subsequently he was arraigned before Mayor Fosque and fined $3.00, which was paid.

Alice Reynolds, many years a housekeeper for Dr. David Wolfe, living between Milton and Ellendale, died on Thursday night of diabetes, aged forty years. The funeral services were held on Sunday at Reynolds M. P. Church by the Rev. W. A. […], M. P. minister at Harbeson, assisted by the Rev. R. T. Coursey, M. E. minister of Milton, and interment made in the adjacent cemetery by J. R. Atkins, undertaker and embalmer.

H. R. Wagamon’s new house at the corner of Mulberry and Magnolia Streets is plastered, and joiners are engaged on the inside work.

George Warrington, who was lately hurt by the caving down of a clay bank, is slowly improving.

William Marker is convalescing from an attack of gastritis, at the home of Mrs. Joseph Fields, near the Iron Bridge.

Thomas Stevens, of Baltimore Hundred, has removed from Omar to Milton and occupies a part of the Waples property on Broad Street.

William Clements is recovering from an attack of illness.

The town ordinance requiring the removal of snow from the sidewalks was not generally observed on Saturday. Scarcely any sidewalks on Chestnut Street were cleaned until the sun did it. Those who did obey the ordinance will know, when the snow comes, to clean only as far as suits their own convenience. A law that is inoperative in one point is inoperative in the whole.

A snowstorm set in on Friday morning and continued throughout the day. On Saturday morning everything was a mass of skeet, and travelling was difficult; in the afternoon slush prevailed, and this condition of the weather kept many people from town. Sunday morning was one of those beautiful mornings one reads about in fiction, only this particular morning was more beautiful than can be portrayed from the imagination of any romance writer.

Milton merchants are now displaying their Christmas attractions.

Another beef merchant has gone out of business. Three more remain.

The Broadkiln River was frozen over on Monday morning, the first time this season.

The Union extra meetings closed on Sunday evening, although they will be revived at the Thursday evening prayer meeting and the general services on next Sunday evening. There have been several conversions at these meeting (mostly members of the church) and it is hoped the good seed sown may bring forth much fruit; to the credit of the meetings, and the glory of the great founder of Christianity.

James H. Hevelow died of dropsy at his home in Ellendale, on Sunday morning, aged 65 years, 8 months and 22 days. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at his late home by the Rev. H. E. Truitt and interment made in the New Market Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Engineer P. F. Causey completed the survey of the Broadkiln on Monday, and with […] has left Milton.

Mrs. Albertine Wine, wife of James Wine of Philadelphia, and sister of Mrs. Martha Mustard, of Milton, died in Lewes of pneumonia, on Monday morning. Funeral services were held in the Lewes M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon, and interment made in the cemetery adjoining.

The M. P. Sunday School will have a treat on Christmas night, and an entertainment will also be held. It will take place in School Hall.

The M. E. Sunday School Scholars will get their treat on Friday evening in Christmas week, and an entertainment will, also, be held in the M. E. Church.

Nancy Deputy, wife of James. H. Deputy, died near Ellendale, on Tuesday of dropsy, aged 78 years. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at Union M. E. Church by the Rev. H. E. Truitt, and interment made in the adjacent cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Annie M. Robinson, daughter of the late Captain B. Robinson, of Robinsonville, died on Monday, aged […] years. Funeral and interment took place at Connelly’s Chapel on Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. T. Crompton, of Nassau, conducted the last sad rites, and S. J. Wilson inhumed the body.