November 16, 1906

The result of the election in Broadkiln did not suit the minority, and the cry “n****r” and “money” has been reenacted with an additional one. The Democrats, and we say this as a party and not individually, have raised a cry that women bought the votes, and paid for them, and the one from whom my information came said: “it is not against the law for women to buy votes.” Isn’t it? According to our inquisitive disposition we asked one lady: “How much did you give for the Republican campaign?” “Fifty dollars,” she replied, pertinently, and saucily, “and I’d give fifty more if they wanted it. I make my money under Republican rule; never made a cent in my life under a Democratic administration!” Certainly there is nothing true in the report that the women were handing money for election purposes, and the reply of the lady referred to, is only in consonance with her jovial disposition. Yet it is true, as all know, that in the election of two years ago, had the Democratic candidate been elected, the Douglass Shirt and Overall factory would have to close, and no girl in Milton, should the above allegation even have the semblance of truth, could afford to give fifty cents, much less fifty dollars for campaign work. We are aware the Milton girls can furnish funds because they are educated, virtuous and know to what political party they are indebted for their good cloths, and the surplus money, it is alleged, they put into the campaign. The conversation repeated above is true, but the ladies put no money into the campaign; but could have done so. We do not believe the Republicans used one dollar to buy a vote on Election Day.

On account of the extra meetings at Zion M. E. Church, there was no preaching at the Milton M. E. Church Sunday evening. The M. P. Church had an unusual large congregation. The Rev. McCready was at his best.

“Return Day” at Georgetown is not near what it was a few years ago. Last Thursday a few, and only a few, people from Milton were there.

Martin Chandler has leased a piece of ground from Joshua Carey on Lavinia Street and will build a residence thereon.

On Thursday evening of last week the Rev. R. T. Coursey exchanged pulpits with the Rev. Crompton. Mr. Coursey preached at White’s Chapel, then Mr. Crompton at Zion. Both congregations are building revival services.

Last week a man from Milford came to Milton after a pint of whiskey. He said “It is a doleful time in Milford and they have about run Frederica and Felton dry, and I have come here. Can I get it?” O yes! And, acting on the incident, the hotels have ordered two extra barrels for Milford trade.

Captain E. M. Lofland having tied up his launch, the Ralph Welch, is now engaged in building an automobile. He proposes to take the engine out of the launch and put it in the auto. He says “When I get her finished, I’ll show ‘Bob’ Hopkins how to go down the road.”

All of Saturday morning the citizens of Milton were laboring under a suffocating atmosphere produced by the burning of leaves. This has to be done; and the cleanliness of Milton is not only proverbial to those who know us but remarkable to the stranger who may visit us.

Stephen Palmer is building a porch at Somerset Reed’s near town, and William Smith & Son are painting the buildings for the same party.

William P. Jefferson died Wednesday evening at his residence near Jefferson cross roads, age 79 years. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Slaughter Neck Church, Rev. J. H. Prettyman officiating and sepulture made in the adjacent cemetery by S. J. Wilson.

Robert Blocksom and wife of Magnolia, were the guests of Joshua Carey and wife Sunday.

A. Lofland is making rapid progress with his brick building on Union Street.

Miss Edith Fisher of Philadelphia, is the guest of her Milton friends.

Mrs. William C. Hastings is very ill with hemorrhages of the lungs.

Professor W. G. Fearing finished painting the buildings of the Girard Trust Co. at Redden last week, and on Tuesday, with Coverdale & Dutton commenced to paint the home of Mrs. L. B. Chandler on Union Street, north.

Burton Carey is yet in a critical condition at his home in the suburbs of town.