November 26, 1909

There came a change in the weather on last Wednesday night and Thursday was quite cool, and a north west wind prevailed during the day. There were neap tides, also, in the Broadkiln and the water is seldom much lower than it was during the latter part of last week. Oliver Hazzard took advantage of this condition and commenced to put the wharf logs on the piling he had, previously had driven clear the bridge. And he will make quite a respectable building lot of this hitherto unclaimed piece of bog. The big fire has brought into use such land as this and before everything shall have been completed, there will be much more of what was heretofore thought to be useless land utilized. Supervisor Mustard has filled diagonal across from Union Street, on the west side, near the bridge so as to drain the gutters on that side of the street into the Broadkiln, on the east side and near the bridge.

Isaac W. Nailor has contracted with Carey and Darby to build their storehouse. It will be joined to J. L. Black’s, and this will make three stores on this line, extending from near Federal Street toward the bridge. The work is begun and the building is 25ft x 60ft and will be of brick as all the others are.

The Diamond State Telephone Company has rented one of the upper rooms in C. A. Conner’s new store house, for an exchange office. It will soon be ready for occupancy.

Rabbits are the menu of many, at this season. They sell for ten cents apiece, dressed. It is said “they are scarce,” but when a man who is not considered much a gun, goes out and kills ten, or even eight in a day, they cannot be very scarce.

William Smith & Sons are painting the property of David H. Wiltbank on Federal Street.

The “Passion Play” will be rendered at the M. P. Church on the evenings of Thursday, and Friday, the 25th and 26th inst. An illustrated lecture will also be given. This for many years has been a famous German play.

There will be a Union Thanksgiving service between the M. E. and M. P. Churches, on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the morning at the M. E. Church, and the sermon will be delivered by the Rev. J. D. Smith.

The Third Quarterly Conference of the M. E. Church will be held on Saturday morning the 27 inst.

James [..] Hickman has been awarded the contract to repair the old building recently purchased by David Dutton on the corner of Mulberry and Lavinia Streets.

The steamer Marie Thomas is tied up at the dock and being repainted.

Rev. George R. McCready has bought a property in Laurel and with his family will move thereto.

The Rev. W. W. Wilson[i], pastor of DeKalb Avenue Church, Brooklyn, New York, will lecture in the M. E. Church on Tuesday evening next. Subject: “A Contrast of the Old World and the New.” Admission 25 cents.

Captain C. F. Lacey has bought of Dr. R. W. Hopkins the vacant lot on Federal Street near the M. E. Parsonage.

Miss Olivia Wright of Philadelphia is the guest of her parents.[ii]

Mrs. J. C. Wiltbank and son Cornelius have returned from a visit in Wilmington.

It is reported, Workman & CO., canners of this town, have filed a petition in the United States District Court, to be adjudged voluntary bankrupt; and have been adjudicated as such. It is said their liabilities are about $7000.00 in excess of their assets.

On last Wednesday the pump at the shirt and overall factory became broken and business was necessarily suspended of a half day.

A part of Chestnut Street leading from the railroad stating into town is being graveled. The gravel is obtained from the Peter Jackson farm west of the railroad station.

Bishop Frederick Kineman preached at St. John Baptist P. E. Church on Sunday morning.

This is a gala week for school children; the teachers being at the Milford Institute. “When the cat’s away the mice will play” is a trite adage and a true one. Few children love to go to school.

It was interesting to watch a crowd of loafers standing around a few men who were as eager in watching as though they had never seen anything like it before. But he had and seen it often. People who are loafers, or “gentlemen of leisure,” should remember that when men are at work they are not wanted around. Their absence would be really conspicuous—neither than their company—at least the contractors think so; and likewise do the workmen

Captain Scull is making repairs at Sculltown. He is building an annex to one building, and raising part of a story, and rearranging the roof of another.

William Derrickson has removed from Federal Street into the property of J. A. Betts in north Milton, lately vacated by the Rev. G. R. McCready.

George B. Atkins has put down a pavement in front of his vacant lot on Chestnut Street.

Mrs. Mary Walls and Robert Morgan both of Milton were married on Saturday afternoon in Georgetown. No cards and no cake.

Captain Henry Hudson fell and sprained one of his arms so as to necessitate his carrying it in a sling.

Joshua Carey still continues under the weather, and is yet confined to his home. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tilney died on Friday in Prime Hook, aged 48 hours. Funeral and interment at Slaughter Neck on Saturday, by S. J. Wilson and Son.

William M. Satterfield died on Wednesday, November 17, of paralysis, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Williams, in Nanticoke, aged 78 years, 7 months and 20 days. Funeral at McColley Chapel on Friday afternoon, by the Rev. Derrickson of Georgetown, and funeral in adjoining cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.


[i] Rev. Wilson was Samuel J. Wilson’s older brother

[ii] Olivia Wright was one of the Sunday School girls, Fannie Leonard’s class of adolescents. Her departure from Milton was never reported, but it appears from this item that she had moved to Philadelphia permanently sometime after 1906.