May 17, 1907

For an assault on Elias Bailey with a butcher knife, cutting his clothing and lacerating the flesh, Ed Blizzard was arraigned before Squire Collins, and waiving a hearing, gave bond in the sum of $300 for his appearance at court.

William C. Burton, of Angola, was the guest of S. J. Wilson last week. Mr. Burton often visits Milton. This time he got in with his good old democrat friends, Mr. Wilson, Dr. R. B. Hopkins and many others. After much persuasion Dr. Hopkins got Mr. Burke to take a ride with him in his automobile. When they passed the corner were several were watching, the auto was going the full limit allowed by law, and Mr. Burton was looking queer. The next day the old gentleman said, “I wouldn’t have got into the thing at all, but I was getting tired of walking around and thought I would try it. You know I always ride fast.”

Dr. John A. Nixon, 30 years ago a resident of Broadkiln Hundred, and who got his wife from amongst the fair flowers of Sussex, was a Milton visitor last week. Dr. Nixon is yet engaged in the U.S. postal service.

Joseph Spencer, who has been bedridden since the 15th of January at the home of his sister Mrs. W. J. White, on Union Street, north, is improving. The writer was a visitor last Friday to spend an hour with the afflicted man.

The Misses Delia and Laura Hall, of Milford, were entertained by Milton friends last week; returning home on Monday.

Prof. Brooks held an examination for teachers in school hall on Saturday. There were 22 present.

On Thursday evening at the A. M. E. Parsonage, Miss Susie Young, of Milton, and Mr. Joseph Draper, of Slaughter Neck, were united in matrimony by Rev. M. P. Jackson.

Rev. M. P. Jackson left on Monday to attend the A. M. E. Conference, that convened in Philadelphia on the 16th.

Rev. Martin Damer, P. E. Minister, of Baltimore, has removed to Milton and occupies the property of Mrs. Hattie I. Dorman, on Atlantic Street. Mr. Damer will be the rector of the church of Saint John Baptist.

Mrs. Alena Richardson, of Dover, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Atkins.

Captain George Kimmey, of Philadelphia, has been a Milton guest part of the present week.

A flag pole for the Jr. O. U. A. M., is lying on Front Street, and will soon be raised near their lodge room.

William Workman has sold his trotting horse to a Wilmington man for $350.

Rev. W. J. DuHadaway is expected to arrive in Milton during the present week. He left Cortland, Ohio, this scene of his pastorate, on Monday.

A new election for trustees of the M. E. Church will be held on Monday evening, the 20th inst.

Captain Frank Carey is converting his boat into a yacht, and will put an engine in her.

There were light frosts reported on Sunday and Monday mornings in Milton, and other parts of Broadkiln.

Mrs. J. B. Welch is visiting in Philadelphia.

P. J. Hart is having the stables at the Hart House repaired.

E. M. Lofland has had another attack of nervousness which has rendered him almost, “locomotor at axis.”[i]

Sometime ago B. Frank gray sold to Anton Neibert a pair of mules; Neibert becoming dissatisfied with his bargain, carried one mule back to Mr. Gray on Tuesday. Mr. Gray would not allow the mule to be put on his premises, and was turned loose on the street. And now Mr. Gray has the money, or its equivalent for the mule, the town bailiff has one mule, and Mr. Neibert has a lawsuit on his hands; unless some other arrangement is made.

The roller process flour mill building, for the Royal Packing Company, is raised.

The recent few fair days have caused the grass to spring up around the “old camp ground,” and the golden hickory blossoms and the pink bud of the oak are joining in spring welcome with the immaculate white of the dogwood.

George Sharp is convalescing from an abscess of the left jaw.

Sharp Wilson, of Frederica, has been spending a week in Milton, assisting his brother in the sale of farm implements.

Emma Waples, age 35 years, wife of William G. Waples, of Rehoboth, died at the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia on Sunday night[ii]. The remains were brought to Nassau on noon train of Tuesday, and there met by S. J. Wilson and conveyed to her late home. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. W. T. Compton at Beaver Dam, M. P. Church, and sepulture made in the adjoining cemetery.


[i] The intended term was locomotor ataxia, the inability to precisely control one’s own bodily movements. Persons afflicted with this disease may walk in a jerky, nonfluid manner.

[ii] The death certificate lists the cause of death as “ectopic gestation,” or a dangerous condition in which the fertilized egg attaches to a fallopian tube or cervix.