April 13, 1906

The Milton National Bank is being thoroughly rearranged, and reconstructed, internally. The private office on the first floor will be merged into the counting room. The corridor will continue as formerly, and will extend, on the north side of the room, to the stairway and the private offices will be on the second floor. Cashier Conwell states the condition of the bank to be most flourishing. A new burglar proof safe will, also, be added.

The Milton School Board met on Friday evening, and decided to close the schools on the 27th inst. This will complete a term of seven and one-half months.

Arthur Lynch, of Lewes, has opened a poolroom in the building near the Ponder House.

Joseph Morris is building a stable for William Coulter, on South Federal Street, and will commence the erection of a dwelling, soon, for the same party, at the same place.

William Davidson is making repairs to his property, on Mill Street, and enlarging it, by the addition of an annex.

Yacht Nora belonging to James Palmer is having a new up-to-date house built on her.

The public sale of the late Samuel M. Lofland called many people to town, on Saturday. The goods were not all sold and the sale will be continued on Saturday the 21st at the same place.

Henry Atkins was summoned to Wilmington, last week, on account of the serious illness of his father.

It would appear that businessmen would attend to their business. And, yet, the President of the Milton Canning Company has called two meetings, for the stockholders, and, but one man besides himself, has been present. Do the stockholders intend to do anything to the canneries, or do they intend to let the buildings go to pieces? The river cannery is unsafe in its present condition.

Two men from Lewes came to Milton, last Sunday week, and amongst other orgies, took a Vending Chewing Gum Machine from in front of Wm. Warren’s place of business, and made way with it. The parties being known, Mr. Warren, on Friday, sent Constable Barsuglia with a bill for $9, and a warrant for their arrest should they refuse to pay the bill. They paid the bill and the warrant was ignored. It is said, these are the parties who broke the street lamps on the same evening; and a writ for their arrest will be served by the town, as soon as one of the persons, who is a pilot, arrives back to Lewes. We refrain from publishing their names for the present.

Representatives of the Philadelphia and Atlantic Transportation Company will meet the businessmen of Milton, and the farmers of the community, who are interested in a steamboat route, in Firemen’s Hall next Tuesday evening. The object is to have Milton as a factor in the Lewes and Cape May route.

It is the intention of Town Council, with the assistance of the constabulary, to break up the lounging along the streets and on the corners, particularly on Saturday. On this day there is generally an influx of people from the country, who meeting friends will stop to exchanges greetings, not noticing where they stop. And the stoppage is most certain to be along a public thoroughfare to the discomfort of other persons. We await with interest the result of this new move; and hope it may be of advantage to all.

Captain [Lacey] is visiting his family and friends.

Many new ties is [sic] being put under the track of M. D. & V. Railroad, west of the station.

Several Milton people of appreciative intellect, attended the lecture of the Hon. Homer Castle[i] at Milford, last Friday evening.


[i] Homer L. Castle was a politician from Pittsburgh, PA, and a Temperance advocate. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1906, on the Prohibition ticket.