October 20, 1911

Beautiful weather is yet a characteristic of the time. And with the present phantasmagoria presented by the dying vegetation, the season is rendered doubly attractive. Not in town alone, but more particularly in the wood and along the margin of the lake and water courses, is the scenery attractive. To get the invigorating oxygen of the air to permeate one’s lungs and enjoy the beautiful scene from nature, one should rise early and walk into the suburbs. Cross Lavinia causeway just after the sun has risen and is casting his sheen in long drawn out rays over the lower and upper lakes; and here you have a view both toward and from the sun. Toward it your eyes are dazzled by the resplendent rays that cover the whole of the lower lake with golden sheen; while from it the trees and shrubbery are silhouetted in the waters of the upper lake, and make a scene fitted to adorn the canvas of any painter. But it is useless to talk to some of our people about the beauty of the early morning. It may.be all beautiful but the bed is more attractive to them. Well, we will let them have their way. ”Some take their bliss in action, some in ease. Those find it pleasure and contentment these.”

The trees have now begun to shed their leaves, which have become yellow with age, and though few early frosts; and though few early frosts; and what is called “a nuisance” will soon be fully into the hands of the women, and the masculine help. Some people at this season have begun to hustle with their work. They put it off until now, and they see it must now be done.

George A. Wilson, who lately resigned his position with Joseph H. Walls, has bought the Abel Pettyjohn store house on North Union Street, and removed it to the end of said street and intends to conduct a grocery store therein.

Much complaint is being made about the hedge in front of a lot on Union St., as being a nuisance; particularly after a rain. The Board of Health has been appealed to, and also Town Council; but nothing has been done yet toward its removal.

This week John Hickman commenced to reroof all of the buildings on the Chandler farm with corrugated iron. This will be an improvement to the place.

Capt. George Hunter has had a concrete pavement put in front of his property on Chestnut Street.

Hazzard & Virden have had racks for hitching purposes put at the south side of their store. This is another improvement and convenience, and should be done by all the merchants in the rear of their stores.

Bacon & Robinson started a beef wagon on the street on Friday, that persons may see what they get, and get what they buy.

Mrs. Lydia H. Megee removed from Milton last week to Lewes. Mrs. Eliza Robbins will occupy the property vacated by Mrs. Megee, on Federal Street.

The following delegates have been elected to attend the Twenty-first Annual Convention of the Sussex County Sunday School, which will be held in the M. P. Church at Greenwood Thursday: From Milton M. E. Church, Miss Sarah Atkins; Milton M. P. Church, Miss Fannie Leonard; from Whites Chapel M. E. Church, Miss Minnie Warrington.

The Royal Packing Company and the Draper cannery packed their last tomatoes on Saturday.

Houses for rent in town are so scarce, and the rents are so exorbitant that the renters are thinking of leaving the town and building for themselves little shacks in the country. Or probably some of them will remove to Lavinia campground and take the unoccupied tents thereon, if arrangements can be made with the owners thereof. Excessive taxes is ascribed as the foundational cause.

The ladies of the Christian Endeavor Society of the M. P. Church will hold a Social in Masonic Temple on Hallowe’en.

Rally Day Services will be held at the M. P. Church on Sunday, Nov. 4th.

It is said many of the oystermen on the Broadkiln have ceased to try to sell their oysters, and gone to opening them; looking for pearls.

A “Men’s Meeting” was held on Tuesday evening of last week at the M. E. Church, an account of which we did not get. Anyone, however, reading the roster of speakers, as published in the Milton Times, and being acquainted with its personnel, cannot fail to see that in point of education and oratory Milton has a galaxy of names unsurpassed for splendor of genius in the annals of any town—or perhaps of any country.

Since the new time schedule on the M. D. & V. R. R. went into effect, on October 2nd, the mail train due at 11.38 has been over one hour behind time for the two first weeks. If the Company would make its schedule to suit its running time it would better suit the convenience of the people.

On Monday the seats and other paraphernalia of the campground were taken up and stored into the tents until another season.

John Walls. 85 years of age, is convalescing from an attack of dropsy. Peter Stevenson, also 85 years of age, is much improved from his recent illness.

Rufus Reed has built an upper story on the back building to his property on Chandler Street.

The property of the Misses Lofland, on Broad Street, is being repainted by J. F. Outten.

James Moulton, superintendent of the Anderson Cannery, has removed with his family back to Havre de Grace, Md. Frank Clifton will occupy the property vacated by Mr. Moulton on Union Street.

Capt. John Tomlinson, of Drawbridge, had a short, but thrilling experience last week, as follows: As he opened a stable door to enter, a colt sprang out, jumped against his breast knocking him down, and sprang clean over him without injure. Capt. Tomlinson said, “I would not undergo the experience again for $10,000.” And we suppose he wouldn’t have done it that time had he had known it was happen.

The personal property of the late Mrs. Ida Warren was sold on Saturday by her daughter, Miss Emma Warren, as administratrix.

Mrs. Arthur Maull, of Philadelphia, daughter of the late Mrs. Ida Warren, returned to her house on Tuesday. She was accompanied by her younger sisters, the Misses Emma and Mabel Warren; who will make the city their future home. Ralph, the oldest son of Mrs. Warren, will go to live with Peter Dodd, of near Harbeson. The two other children of Mrs. Warren, William Jennings Brvan, aged IS years, and Margaret Warren, aged 13 years, have been taken to the Jr. O. U. A. M. Orphan Home, at Tiffin, Ohio.[i] Enterprise Council, No. 16, of Milton, appointed Joseph M Lank to take the children thither. He left with his charges on Thursday. Thus another Milton family has been broken up during the present year by the deaths of both father and mother and the children are scattered hither and yon—parted asunder. It is said the Orphan Home at Tiffin, Ohio, is a charitable institution of the first order, and that there are over 300 children there being cared for by the munificence of its founders.

The Sussex Trust Company has been appointed trustee for the minor children of the late Mrs. Ida Warren.

John Smith is repainting the colored church in North Milton Lee Smith is repainting a house for J.

I. Eugene Southard died at his home Lincoln on Saturday of cancer. Age years, 8 months and 3 days Funeral services were held at his late residence on Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Taylor, and interment made in Lincoln Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Thomas E. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis, died at his home in Slaughter Neck on Tuesday morning of abscess. Aged 8 years, 3 months and days. Funeral at Slaughter Neck on Monday morning by Rev Taylor, and interment in cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

G. A. Bryan is putting up a brick wall in front of his property on North Mulberry Street.

Miss Myra Shearer, one of the teachers the public schools, visited her home in Maryland on Saturday, returning on Monday.

Benjamin Palmer is repainting a house of J. C. Palmer on North Union Street.

[i] This institution is still in operation today.