August 14, 1908

Railroad excursions! beach parties! hot weather camp meetings! Why, one need not be tired out with ennui!

The M. E. Sunday School picnicked on Broadkiln Beach on Thursday. The weather was rather threatening, and it rained, at intervals, all of the day in Milton; but scarcely any at the beach. The excursionists went in five wagons and report a very nice time. Several other persons drove down and went in steam launches, one of which broke down en route home, and was towed to her destination by another steamer. “A very pleasant time!” is the expression of all who were there.

The dwelling occupied by Captain Charles E. Darby has been painted by G. B. Atkins and brother.

On Saturday evening July 25th at the M. P. Parsonage, by the Rev. G. R. McCready, Miss Bessie Argo and Charles C. D. Donovan were united in matrimony. Both of Broadkiln Hundred.

Miss Ida Ponder and niece, Miss Sarah Ponder, are spending some weeks amongst the Catskill mountains, as guests of Mrs. Annie Schuler.

William Davidson and wife of Philadelphia are the guests of their parents and other relatives.

Miss Helen Manship and two brothers, of Philadelphia, are being entertained by Milton friends.

G. E. Bryan is putting up the frame of his stable, on Mulberry Street, near the lake.

There is a tree on Chestnut Street that the electric wire sets fire too often. On last Thursday evening not only was a limb of the tree on fire, but the body was so charged with electricity that one could hold his hand to it but for a short time., The writer, with others, tried it, and got enough.

Benjamin Morgan has been appointed janitor of Milton School Building at a salary of $18.00 per month.

The Milton Public Schools will open on Monday September 25th.

The Royal Packing Company commenced canning tomatoes on Friday.

The Workman Co. received their help from Baltimore on Friday, 106 in number—men, women, and children—and began canning on Saturday afternoon.

Piling are still being hewn and sharpened on Milton Dock for use at the Miah-Maul Shoal Light Station.

Richard Reynolds of Chincoteague, Va., is he guest of his sisters, Mrs. J. B. Welch and Mrs. L. M. Fearing.

William Ponder and wife of Baltimore are being entertained by his brother, John Ponder and family.

Robert Hazzard of Wilmington is visiting his mother and other friends.

The hedge of California privet at the Masonic Temple, corner Chestnut and Mill Streets, has been nicely trimmed and present a beautiful appearance. You ought to look at it!

The exasperation of the people over the lies published in the Philadelphia Record, purporting to come from Milton and vicinity, is so great that some have quit using the paper.

There were 40 voters registered at Harbeson on Saturday, making 298 now registered in Broadkiln Hundred, or the First Election District of the Tenth Representative District or the Fifth Senatorial District.

T. F. Watts lost one of his sty hogs on Saturday night, that is supposed would have weighed 350 pounds.

Goodwin Bros. & Conwell’s force of 100 work people, and Anderson & Co.’s force of 40, besides children, arrived on Wednesday, and tomatoes are expected to come in lively, by the last of the week.

That which was thought to be an epidemic of typhoid fever has developed into an intermittent variety. Some of those afflicted have recovered and others are convalescing.

Blanche Erma Johnson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson, died at the home of its parents, in North Milton on Thursday, August 6th, aged 3 months and 23 days[i]. Funeral on Friday morning at late home by the Rev. G. R. McCready, and interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

William Wilson died suddenly, at his home near Hollyville, on Sunday, of heart disease, aged 33 years, 2 months and 12 days. Funeral on Wednesday at St. John’s by the Rev Thomas, and burial in the adjacent cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

The colored camp is billed to commence at Lavinia Woods on the 23rd inst.

Tomatoes have been selling on the market for 12 an15 cents a basket. Twelve cents is the contract price, and it is likely they will not bring much more than this on the market this season. They are coming in slowly, and the canneries will be in operation by Thursday. The season is many days earlier than it was last year and it is thought will be many days shorter.

If it is not postponed, the launching if the barge at Carey’s Landing will take place tomorrow, Wednesday morning.

We have been told that while riding out on Sunday afternoon G. W. Atkins’ horse stumbled over a “n****r young’un” and broke the cheek rein of his bridle.

Rev. C. A. Behringer will preach at St. George’s P. E. Church in Long Neck on next Sunday afternoon August 16th.

Lavinia Camp commenced on Saturday last.

Services next Sunday, August 16th, 3 p. m., Indian River Hundred.


[i] Cause of death was cholera infantum