October 25, 1907

The foundation of Miss Eliza Smith’s dwelling and millinery store was laid last week on Union Street, north. Dimensions 25 x 13 feet. Joseph & Morris are the contractors.

There is a remarkable scarcity of hickory nuts and acorns in the wood near town, this autumn.

The Royal Packing Company got up steam on Saturday and canned a few extraordinary tomatoes that a few growers had brought. Also on Tuesday.

William warren has a fine crop of morning glories on his lot on Broad Street.

Another marriages taken place in town. This time it is Miss Loletia Calhoun and Mr. Thomas Brittingham. The Rev. Martin Damer performed the ceremony on Tuesday evening, October 15.

The barber shop recently opened by Joseph Calhoun on Federal Street supplies a “long felt want.” By this accommodation the businessmen and others can get their hirsute appearances smoothed off in style, for Mr. Calhoun is an expert in his way.

While driving in town on Sunday evening, Oscar Warrington and Clarence King collided teams, demolishing the bodies of each, but hurting neither.

Dr. J. A. Wiltbank represented the M. E. Church and Charles Vent the M. P. Church at the Sunday school convention held in Georgetown on Monday and Tuesday, the 21st and 22nd.

Miss Elizabeth register, of Lewes, one of the teachers-elect of the Milton public schools, took her position on Monday. She had been absent the past two weeks on account of a fatal accident in your family.

Charity B. King, wife of William King, of Lewes, died at her home on Friday, aged 65 years, three months and 21 days. Funeral in M. E. Church in Lewes, on Monday afternoon by the Rev. G. W. Mowbray, and burial in Presbyterian cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

According to what is believed to be a correct estimate, there have been approximately 250,000 baskets of tomatoes bought at the Milton canneries this season. They have packed about 75,000 cases. They paid from 7 to 40 cents a basket for them and we think in a few instances 45 cents was paid. It is thought that an average of 14 cents a basket would be conservative. Admitting that there has been $37,500 paid to the farmers and the growers of tomatoes this season.

The schooner, E. H. Taylor, that has been lying in the Broadkiln near Milton since last winter, has been bought by Capt. White of Baltimore, from Frank Maull, of Lewes. The vessel will be sufficiently repaired to get her to Chesapeake, by J. Polk Davidson.

During the past week the electric lights have been installed in the Protestant Episcopal cathedral, and also in the M. P. Church.[i]

There were 40 registrations and transfers last Saturday. That makes 58 new voters in this district. Edward bacon drove to laurel and back in and day, to get entrance are from that district to this. He got it.

The three-mast sale and steamboat, Marie Thomas, arrived at Milton dock on Tuesday morning, having made the passage from Milton to Philadelphia and back in the remarkable time of 14 days.

Ice on Tuesday morning and shooting ducks on the lake, and sniper along the branches nearby.

Thomas Johnson is painting the residence of W. T. Starkey on Chestnut Street.

The Royal Packing Company is sending their canned tomatoes to St. Paul, Minn.

O, is not this a lovely world?
So sweet, so fair, so bright,
The sun so gracious in the morn,
The moon how mild at night–
And now, farewell to October’s glory,
With its many colored flowers.[ii]


[i] This was another milestone in the evolution of the Milton M. P. Church building,

[ii] From The Union, Number 5, Containing Lessons For Reading And Spelling, edited by Oliver Angell, published 1839. This was a textbook for schoolchildren which would have been very familiar to David A. Conner, a former schoolteacher.