July 12, 1907

The fourth was a glorious day in Milton; not for many years, if ever, has such a pleasant time been experienced. At an early hour little flags were lap elaborately displayed from dwellings, and by 9 o’clock bunting was floating from flag poles and draped about buildings. The excursion train brought the Greenwood Baseball team and the Seaford Band. The W. C. T. U. held the exercises that were announced last week, and Mrs. Lambert, the State Secretary and Organizer, made an address in the afternoon, while Rev. W. L. White, of Chestertown, Md., spoke in the evening to an attentive audience. The lawn was beautifully lighted with electric lights. Other exercises were under the management of the Jr. O. U. A. M. At 2 p. m. a game of baseball was played, the score being in favor of Milton, although the Greenwood team dissented from the decision of the umpire. In the evening exercises were held at Hart’s Park at which Rev. Martin Deemer read the Declaration of Independence and addresses were made by Rev. G. R. McCready, R. C. White, Esq., J. M. Lank, W. H. Welch and others. It closed with a display of fireworks. The day passed pleasantly; no disturbance, no casualties, and but few drunk. In the afternoon John Bailey lost his baby, and his wife was in a terrible state of excitement; but, it finally developed that John had taken it from his wife to amuse and carried it to a relative’s near town, and left it–forgetting where it was. When it was found there was an atmosphere of joy between the couple, as they think a good deal of that baby. Telegrams announce at the last minute, that Lieutenant Governor Parker and ex-Mayor Charles D. Bird, could not be present at the celebration of the Fourth as advertised.

A monument was placed last Wednesday by William V. Sipple & Son, of Milford, at the grave of the late James Collins, in the M. E. Cemetery.

The wedding of Miss Cora Megee, of Milton, and Lorenzo Mitchell, of near here, took place on Wednesday evening, July 3, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G. R. McCready at the residence of Mrs. Jones, on Union Street.

Samuel Perry Marsh, aged 25 years, five months and 15 days, died near Robbinsonville on Thursday, July 4, of consumption. Funeral services were held at Conley’s Chapel on Tuesday.

Julia Brittingham died at her residence in North Milton on Friday, from a tumor in her stomach. She was 50 years old, and the funeral was held in M. P. Church on Sunday afternoon; burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Joseph H. Spencer, who was well known in Milford, died from consumption at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. J. White, on Saturday last, aged 54 years, five months and 19 days. He was buried at Cedar Neck Church on Monday afternoon.

The Milton School Board met on Friday evening and elected the following teachers for the next school term: viz. Principal, Mortimer C. Whitehead, of Lincoln; First Assistant, E. Wise Warren, of Milton; Second Assistant, L. J. Coverdale, of Milton; Third Assistant, Miss Elizabeth Register of Lewes; Primary, Mrs. Estella Bacon, of Laurel.

The tabernacle at the Lavinia’s Woods Camp Ground is sadly in need of repairs.

Rev. C. A. Behringer, of the P. E. Church at Tuckahoe, N.Y., is with his wife and boy, who were visiting here.

Edward sharp of Philadelphia is visiting relatives here.

Workmen are excavating portions of the streets and filling in with crushed stone, and making repairs to the streets generally.

The personal property of the late Ann Baynum was sold at public sale by the administrator last Saturday; for this reason the [sale of] privileges for Lavinia as camp was postponed until next Saturday.

James Walls was arrested last Saturday for fighting and fined $2, but the other fellow escaped.

Cutting wheat is about over and threshing clover seed is in full swing. The yield is reported as fine for scarlet clover.

Elizabeth A. Clendaniel, wife of Luke Clendaniel, Sr., died near Gravel Hill on Saturday last, aged 82 years, two months and 27 days. She had been ill for a long time with general debility. Funeral on Monday at Reynolds M. P. Church. Besides children, she leaves a husband over 90 years old.

Moses Brittingham has removed to the dwelling recently owned and occupied by Ann Baynum, deceased, on Broad Street.

Miss Laura Conner is visiting in Philadelphia.