June 9, 1905

Rev. M. P. Jackson, of the A. M. E. Conference, former pastor on Milton charge, has been returned for another year. This meets with the approval of the white populace of Milton; and while “they may have nothing to do with it,” it surely is invigorating to know there is a man in the colored pulpit who knows his business, and is using his might and best endeavors for the betterment of his race. That Mr. Jackson has been doing this on every occasion, “goes without saying.” The fruits of his ministry have shown themselves on more than one occasion. The morals of the colored people are superior to any borough—or town; or city, if you like the phraseology better—than anywhere we know.

William Lank, of Philadelphia, is visiting relatives here.

The town supervisor has been making repairs on Federal Street. Sawdust, broken bricks and dirt are the components of the material used.

George A. Wilson, of Stevensonville, has had his residence repainted and other repairs made.

Mrs. Jane Sharp has made some addition to her residence on Federal Street.

Abraham Reed, a veteran of the Civil War, who has been living in Lewes for several years, has removed to the residence of his son, Theodore Reed, near town.

Repairs have been made on the river cannery during the past week, Anderson & Co. will operate this one, and Mr. Merritt the one at the station. Both of these firms are from Maryland. The experience of last year is causing the farmers to contract on a certainty for this year’s crop of tomatoes, and not run the chances of a fluctuating market.

Frost is reported to have been noticed on last Friday morning, June 2nd.

William Workman, contractor and builder, left Milton on Monday for Newburn, N. C., on business.

Messrs. Coverdale & Outten are repainting the post office, both outside and inside.

Edgar Lank, Esq. of Philadelphia, visited his mother and brother last week.

Persons from Milton, going between Ellendale and Harrington in the morning, are obliged to drive to Ellendale, as the train from Milton makes no connection in the morning. This is a bad arrangement for Milton travelers, but good on the liverymen.

J. Polk Davidson is now planking his yacht. Difficulty in obtaining lumber causes the work to progress slow.

J. H. Davidson has contracted with Luther Black to build a dwelling on Union Street; dimensions of front building 15 ft. x 22 ft., and of back building, 16 ft. x 30 ft. The work of excavation has begun. Mr. Davidson has the foundation laid for the building of Josiah Culver on the same street and adjoining that of Mr. Black.

Children’s Day will be observed at the M. E. and M. P. Churches on Sunday evening next.

At the school election held on Saturday, the following gentlemen were chosen as commissioners, viz. : J. M. Lank, J. C. Lank, W. H. Stevens, and E. W. Warren. The three first mentioned for three years, and Mr. Warren for two years. The contest was quite exciting, there being four tickets in the field. On Monday morning following, the newly elected commissioners met with the former board, and effected an organization by electing N. W. White, president, E. W. Warren, secretary, and J. M. Lank, treasurer.

William D. Ellingsworth and Miss Annie M. Marker, of near Ellendale, [were] united in matrimony on Sunday evening, at the M. E. parsonage, by the Rev. R. F. Conray.

George W. Pettyjohn was stricken with paralysis on Sunday night. Dr. Waples, of Georgetown, is in attendance.