November 3, 1911


– so spent on the docket—Fisher, had Edward Bacon arraigned before Justice Collins for assault and battery by choking her, all brought about by chickens. Mr. Bacon waived a hearing and gave bail in the sum of $400 for his appearance at the next term of court. With some people in Milton, chickens create as much “fuss” as they do in Ellendale.

Conwell Brothers, the hustling real estate brokers of Milton, have recently effected the following sales: Three building lots at Broadkiln station, to C. S. Ennis; one to Alfred H. Megee, and one to W. M. McIlvaine. The Betts Mill farm, situated two miles west from Milton, to James E. Clark; a five acre lot on Lavinia Street to J. H. Davidson. They have purchased for the account of W. W. Conwell the eight acre lot in North Milton, fronting Mr. Conwell’s home, and for the same account two lots on Mulberry Street. The people of Milton have long since concluded that there is no telling what these young men may do next; and when the brokerage business doesn’t move fast enough, they sell their own holdings and buy others.

0n Atlantic Street there is, or was, a wire fence put along the sidewalk to keep chickens off the grass. The fence is about two feet high, with a ragged edge—or serrated edge, if that sounds better. On Saturday evening Ralph, a son of Supervisor of Streets J. B. Mustard, while going home from a store ran into this fence which, by the way, was trespassing on the sidewalk, and it threw him, cutting him above and below the eye in a terrible manner. Such matters as this often lead to a damage suit.

Chas. E. Thackery, the plumber, drive pump operator and wind mill builder, of this town, has completed two jobs at Selbyville at a cost of $1000, and has four more jobs in the same town, which will involve an expenditure of about $2500.

Walter Fisher on Monday removed from Sand Street into one of W. W. Conwell’s buildings on North Mulberry Street,

That “Men’s Meeting” which, sometime back, was organized and held in O. U. A. M. Hall on Sunday afternoons, and discontinued on account of the paucity of attendance, will be reorganized on next Sunday afternoon, and will be continued at the same place indefinitely.

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be administered at both the Methodist Churches on next Sunday morning.

“Rally Day” exercises will be held at the M. P. Church on next Sunday after- [sic] and evening.

The “barn” that we noticed last week as being built by John Megee on Lavinia street turns out to be a dwelling with two doors; and Mr. Megee has already had several applicants for it from renters.

As is their custom yearly, the Jr O. U. A. M, held memorial services for their dead at their lodge room Sunday afternoon.

William Russell, of Slaughter Neck up to Monday morning, had lost two hogs of cholera; and had six more sick with the disease. Several other farmers of the same locality have swine also afflicted with the same disease.

John Walls, who has been quite ill, is improving.

Rev. Hurst is making some mechanical changes at the M. E. Parsonage.

William Lofland, when his is in Milton, lives by himself in Sculltown. He had been away three months up to Saturday night, when he came home. He fell down some time during the night, he doesn’t remember when, and cut his head. This he did not discover until the next morning, when he went to a doctor and had the wound sewed up. “They who dance must pay the fiddler.”

All of the canneries are shipping their canned goods.

J. M. Lank returned from Tiflin, Ohio, on Thursday, whither he had been to carry the minor children of Mrs, Ida Warren, deceased, entering them into the Orphans’ Home of the Jr. O. U. A. M.

We understand the Lincoln correspondent of the Chronicle, R C., was in town Monday. We are unacquainted
with the gentleman, and would have been much pleased to have met him.

The Sussex Trust Company as agent for James and Ida Ponder, advertises 850 acres: of timber leaf to be sold at public sale in front of tile Jester House on Saturday, Nov. I1. The land is situated near Milton, and the timber will be sold in nine different allotments.

Anticipations are high on the capers that may be enacted tonight (Halloween). Yes, Gabys, the mummers are expected to be out in full force, and many things may be done of which your will have no knowledge, but, Gabys, the chestnuts are falling in the forest of Harley!