September 22, 1905

The Broadkiln Hundred Sunday School convention will be held in the M. P. church in Milton on Thursday, October the fifth.

The public schools of Milton will open on Monday, September the 25th.

John H. Davidson has Joseph Walls’ new store house on Union Street enclosed.

There is a bad dog at the upper part of Federal Street that commences yelling every night about dark and keeps it up nearly all night. This is annoying and the owner should be required by Town Council to stop the dog. Doubtless, this is not the only one that makes night hideous, but it is the only one we know of at present.

The section hands of the Milton gang are ditching along the track near town.

Dr. T. W .Tomlinson and son, of Wilmington, visited friends last week.

The merry-go-round is on hand and doing a good business. It is located on Hart’s Park.

Clark, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Conwell, by accident put some lye into his mouth on Saturday. The little fellow was said that severely burned, but he swallowed none and his hurt was temporary.

James S. Buckmaster was in town last week–the first time for many months. “Jim” has been in the West for some time connected with business.

Julius Green, of Georgetown has secured a position with P. J. Hart as bartender.

James Ponder, Esq., of Wilmington, spent Sunday with his sister and mother.

The Wagamon Brothers have their building near the mail enclosed.

J. C. Palmer has a portable saw mill at the station, with which he is selling kindled wood. He shipped a carload last.

Dr. Edward and fallen, who received his diploma as Doctor Of Medicine the first of the year, has located at Middletown. He is now visiting his sister and mother in Milton.

Mrs. George H. Hall and daughter, Miss Della, are visiting relatives.

Joe Fields continues to improve.

J. B. Welch will read a paper before the Broadkiln Hundred Sunday School convention entitled “What does a superintendent esteem in a Sunday school teacher?”

Mrs. Charles Megee, of Philadelphia, is visiting Mrs. Noah Megee and daughter.

Mr. George H. Hall, of Milford, spent Sunday, and a part of Monday in town.

John Megee, of North Milton, has a very pretty barber pole erected in front of his place of business.

George Fowler, one of the engineers of the steamer Mary M. Vinyard, has quit. He and his wife left on Monday for Frederica.

Another mail driver has been sworn in for the route from the post office to the station. William Portman is the happy man.

The delicious weather of the past two weeks has been an agreeable panacea for man, fauna, flora, and fen. The air has been balmy, the atmosphere just a little hazy enough to mellow the rays of the sun, in the early morning he threw his glare through Nature’s wide expanses. These mornings have been more than enchanting; they have been glorious, and to the early riser and to the walkist, they have presented a beauty, real; and which idealism could scarcely portray. The evenings have equaled the nights of the tropics. The Moon has cast her halo through flora and family with a grandeur as glorious as that fabled of eastern fancy, and the waters of Broadkiln have sparkled beneath her sheen like that of the Rhine and Tiber. Everyone has been enchanted and have been making the best they could have of the conditions, nature has smiled, man has rejoiced, and all surroundings have enjoyed the situation. Even Fred Welch’s fifty ducks have stood up on their hind legs along the Broadkiln, clapped their wings and quacked!

Schooner James M. Carey, coal laden, that ground on Broadkiln bar on Monday the 11th inst., has not been floated. The schooner John H. Lingo left Milton on last Monday to lighter her.

The season at Broadkiln Beach has been a pleasant one. It is now over. The last occupants left last week for their homes to dream of the pleasures of the past, and to live in joyous expectancy of another year’s outing.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clendaniel died on Monday, aged about two months. Funeral services were held at the residence of his parents on Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. H. E. Truitt, and interment made in the Red Men’s Cemetery at Ellendale, S. J. Wilson & Son, undertakers.

The Jefferson property on Federal Street, lately repaired, is being painted.

The outlook now is there will be many changes in residences at the beginning of the New Year. Several families will remove from town, and there will be room for others to take their places.

S. W. Darby, of Frederica, has 40 cypress sticks on Scull’s Landing, and C. C. Davidson, J. P. Davidson, Clement Hart and Steven Sockum are engaged in converting them into buoys.

Miss Elizabeth M. Conner, saleslady at the “big store,” who has been spending their vacation in Philadelphia, returned home on Monday, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Susie Blanche Davidson.

Professor Warren C. Weaver, of Terrehill, Pa., arrived in Milton on Wednesday. Professor Weaver will enter upon duties as principal of the Milton public schools on Monday.

Fred Davidson, of Wilmington, is visiting his parents.

C. C. Davidson and J. P. Davidson, both of whom have yachts under construction, have abandoned work on them while making buoys.