March 16, 1906

The promoter of the trolley line, and others, was, also, in Milton, last week[i]. There was a great deal said in the papers about their visit to other towns; all of which may be applied to our town. The people of Milton are not over enthusiastic over the project, that is, their elation causes no insomnia amongst them. They are willing to give the right of way through the town, It is said by some, this has already been don seven times; and we suppose, for the sake of having the line, they are willing to give it “seventy times seven.” A meeting will be held by council, some evening this week, probably Wednesday, when some action may be taken.

We are willing to believe that Methodist ministers are skillful diplomatists. It doubtless is a part of their theological education. We do not wish to imitate that they are guilty of the chicanery practiced by political diplomats; theirs is of a different order. Rev. Coursey left for Conference on Tuesday. His salary is paid in full; and the benevolent collections are, also, all paid, and no one feels any worse off, thanks to the financial diplomacy of the Rev. Coursey.

Captain James Scull is buying hickory butts which he will saw up and split into suitable size, from which to manufacture tool handles, and automobile work. The sawing and splitting will be done at Mount Ararat, and the material, in its crude state, will be shipped to the manufacturers in the city.

Considerable lumber is being hauled to the ship yard, this week, for the construction of Captain G. E. Megee’s vessel. J. Polk Davidson, on Monday, commenced making the moulds, and the keel will be laid, as soon as the weather gets settled.

Mrs. Lizzie Smith, who went to West Point, Va., last fall to spend the winter with her husband, who is engaged in the oyster trade on the Chesapeake, has concluded to remain there indefinitely.

On Tuesday evening of last week, Miss Mary Maull, of this town, and William Henry Ingraham, of Slaughter Neck, were joined in matrimony by Rev. G. J. Hooker.

On Thursday evening of last week, Miss Stella Cirwithen and Arthur Heavelow were quietly married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Jackson.

Detective Hawkins was in town, and lower Broadkiln, last week, looking for Pete Donovan’s ghost. He did not find it. If the State has no other business for its detective than to have them perambulating around the country looking for [a] ghost, it had better drop them from the official payroll.

L. J. Barsuglia has been elected by the Levy Court, constable for Broadkiln. Mr. Barsuglia is not altogether unknown at the Milton court, he having acted as attorney for Ike Warren in a case, sometime recently.

The Douglass White shirt and overall factory is graduating more young women in many ways. Two have recently gone to the city and entered business there. Another made a matrimonial venture, last week, and still there is more to follow.

John Lindle while handling a wagon body, on Friday, had one of his hands so badly lacerated, as to require a physician to sew it together.

Several of our young men left Milton on Monday, to seek employment.

Thomas Burton, Benjamin Burton, Jr., George Spurry and William Betts, all of Frederica, were Milton visitors on Sunday and Monday.

Edgar Lank, Esq., attorney-at-law, of Philadelphia, visited town on Sunday, and addressed the M. E. Sunday School in the afternoon. On Monday he left for his home via Old Point Comfort, Va.

Rev. R. T. Coursey and Mrs. Coursey, Capt. George E. Megee and wife, Dr. John Wiltbank and J. L. Bkack, attended Bishop McCabe’s lecture, at Milford, on Monday evening.

Shad, herring and perch are being caught in the Broadkiln. Herring have been selling at two cents each; and one shad was sold for one dollar.

The trolley surveyors spend Monday night in town, and left Tuesday morning for Lewes via Overbrook.

Whomsoever wishes to see political “wire-pulling” let him keep his eyes on the Pocomoke Conference.

George Leonard left Milton rather unceremoniously last week. He had been keeping a meat store, and peddling beef around town for William Morris. On the day referred to, he locked the door and gave the key to another man, to give to the owner. And he left. It is almost useless to add that what money he had belonging to his employer, he took with him.

Mary E. McColley, wife of Burton McColley, died at her home in Angola, of general debility, on Monday. Funeral services were held at Connely’s Chapel, on Thursday afternoon, by Rev. W. D. Wilson, and interment made in the adjacent cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

If anyone wants to see a masterpiece of lettering, he has only to look at the letters, “J. H. Walls” painted on the ends of his store porch, on Union Street, north. The final hook of “J” is admirable, and the “H” reminds one of a man who had been hit on the head with a pile-driver, and his neck driven into his shoulders. The whole job is a marvel of beauty and it is much to be regretted that it is not the product of local talent, but of one who is destined to make a mark in the artistic world.

J. B.Welch Drugs and Jewelry Store, Union Street
J. B.Welch Drugs and Jewelry Store, Union Street


[i] The subject of a trolley line running from points west through Milton was first discussed in the Milton News letter of April 4, 1902