September 15, 1905

Elizabeth Wilson died on Saturday morning of general debility, aged 71 years. The Rev. G. W. Hooker, assisted by the Rev. R.T. Coursey, performed the last sad rites at Reynolds M. P. church on Monday afternoon, and J. R. Atkins entombed the body.

The second quarterly conference of the M. P. church was held on Monday evening.

The property owned by Mrs. William Jefferson, of Lewes, and situated on Federal Street, Milton, is being repaired.

Mrs. Florence Johnson will remove to Philadelphia; also Fred Welch and family, and by the end of the year several other families will follow.

Work on Union Street has been in progress for the last few days.

The M. E. parsonage is being repainted.

On last Sunday afternoon the Rev. R. T. Coursey preached at Indian Mission in place of the Rev. Maley, and the Rev. G. W. Hooker preached at Zion M. E. Church in place of Mr. Coursey.

The Wagamon Brothers have the foundation laid for another building near their flour mill.

Many more of our “mutual friends” left on Monday morning by train and many more in the afternoon by steamer.

Apropos to the funeral note related above: Mrs. Reed left one son, Mr. Benjamin reed; and two daughters, Mrs. David Derrickson, town supervisor of Milton, and Mrs. William Clements. The funeral was largely attended for Milton, as she was a woman generally known, of splendid character and respected by her friends. Enemies he had none. Mrs. Reed drew a pension of $12 per month under the general law.

Tomatoes now bring fabulous prices at times. 49 cents per basket has been paid.

N. W. White is practically in all he undertakes. Last spring he said that as good garden vegetables can be grown in Sussex County as in Jersey. Acting on his belief he went at work, and the sequel has proved the truth of his conjectures. Mr. White has any quantity of onions, potatoes and other vegetables. It will do anyone good to get some of his productions.

The steamer made another faux pas last week. While we wish to do everything for the success of the Milton Steamboat Company, there are certain evidence is which we cannot close the eyes of the public to, even if we want to shut our eyes to the fact. When I studied mechanics, I knew the percentage of friction that was allowed in construction of machinery. My memory is at fault on that point now; and I have asked some of whom I suppose could enlighten me. I have no information on the subject. My memory says “33 1/3 per cent is allowed for friction.” If our steamer allows this ratio where is this 66 2/3% coming from? Possibly in maybe as one of her captain said, referring to an examination. Said he, “Would you believe it? I stood 110.”

Remove the stumbling block, and other things will be right. Some of us remember the times when a pair of oxen were driven with a 56 hung at the tongue of the cart to keep their heads down. Is this the way our Milton Steamboat Company is doing? “Remove the stone,” said Christ at the grave of Lazarus, and others may say the same thing.

Miss Elizabeth Conner is visiting in Philadelphia.