February 2, 1906

Rev. G. J. Hooker who lives adjoining the late residence of Captain S. E Bennett. Since the death of Capt. Bennett the house has been closed. On Sunday evening, while Mr. and Mrs. Hooker were alone, they heard some unearthly noises, proceeding from the unoccupied house. Mr. Hooker went across the street and asked Mrs. John Crouch to stay with his wife, while he went to church. This action excited the curiosity of John Crouch, who went for John Magee, and the two, having armed themselves with various-missiles, the principal of which were a club and lantern; proceeded to the vacant house to investigate. Going in the back yard, they heard the mysterious noise. “‘It’s a cat.” exclaimed Mr. Crouch, excitedly: “John, you go in and drive it out!’’ “Not much,” exclaimed John,” it might scratch; cats are dangerous!” Just then Mr. Crouch commenced to pull the door open slowly, when something jumped against it, the door flew open. Mr. Crouch fell backward, and the lantern struck Magee knocking him off the porch. “There he goes!’’ exclaimed Mr.Crouch, “hello its “Teddy.” Yes-it was “Teddy,” Major Fosque’s dog, that had been fastened in the house since the sale on Saturday.

N. W. White & Co., have bought a lot of horses in Baltimore, and now have them in Milton. The owners are not responsible if the citizens were around the stables, on Sunday, “Sizing them up.”

The Fourth Quarterly Conference of the M. E. Church will be held Friday afternoon.

Deputy Supreme Archon, Charles H. Maull, of Lewes, installed- the following officers at the Milton Council No.44, I. O. H., [i]last week: Archon, T. W. Jefferson; Trow, John Lewis; Prelate, L. J. Coverdale; Secretary, J. H. Davidson; Financier, S. J. Wilson; Treasurer, J. B. Welch. After the installation, a dance was held in the lodge room.

Miss Mary H. Wall, of Prime Hook, and Charles H. Walls, of Broadkill, were married at the M. P. Parsonage, Tuesday evening of last week by Rev. Hooker.

On Thursday Clarence Holston was arraigned before Squire Collins, for assault and battery, on Wesley Bailey. The affair was amicably settled, by both parties paying the cost.

Tuesday of last week, was a very warm day for the season. The workmen engaged in repairing the M. P. Church talked of quitting work, on account of the heat, and on Thursday they did quit, on account of the cold.

Ellennora Calhoun, wife of William Calhoun, died at her home near Lincoln, on Friday, of dropsy of the heart, aged 50 years, 2 months, and 1 day. Funeral services were held by the Rev. J. W. Prettyman, on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln. S. J. Wilson and Son, funeral director.

Many fish, mostly perch, have been caught in the Broadkiln during the past week.

Miss Bertha Johnson, who has been visiting her grand-father and aunt, has returned to her home, at Lincoln.

Mrs. Susie B. Davidson after spending many weeks with Milton friends, returned on Saturday to her Philadelphia home.

W. J. Fredericks, late purser of the Steamer Mary M. Vinyard is now an employee of the Milton National Bank.

Since the law prohibiting bank notary publics, from doing any notarial work other than that pertaining to the banks, people having that kind of business to execute in Milton, have been put to much trouble. The present notary is seldom in his office except on Saturday, and persons having notarial work to do, are compelled to go somewhere else or go to the woods to look for him. If it does not pay an officer to keep his office open, he had better resign his position.

On Monday evening quite a number of the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wiltbank assembled at their home in the extreme northern limits of Milton. The occasion was the fortieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wiltbank’s wedded life. The house was beautifully trimmed with evergreen, and decorated with exotics. The presents were pretty, useful, costly and many, and of a miscellaneous character. Refreshments were served, and the fifty guests present did that justice lo the occasion, that is characteristic of those gatherings. The guests departed, at a proper time, with many encomiums on Mr. and Mrs. Wiltbank’s hospitality, and wishing them many more years of happy married bliss.


[i] Independent Order of Heptasophs