March 3, 1905

The young misses of Milton gave the “Washington Birthday Party” on the evening of the 21st. It was recherché affair, modern, modest and morale, and up to the standard that the “bonne et belle” of Milton, always produce. We have been handed a list of names for publication; but we are not writing a paper ourselves, and in a local letter from a particular town, it is impossible to individualize, or particularize. Sorry, ladies; but we cannot help it!

A young man–presumably from Hawaii–came into the post office last week and inquired of Postmaster Black, “Do you keep postal cards?” “Yes.” “How do you sell them?” “One dollar a hundred, or 1 cent a piece.” “If I take a hundred could you not let me have them for seventy-five cents?” “No.” This closes this item and it is authenticated by the postmaster.

The multitudinous quantity and multi form variety of the dogs in our town, attract sympathy. They are here by some means, have no owners, and are on the streets, or in the porches of the town. They will meet one on the street, and look up askance in his face for something to eat; or will get into some front porch and sit there, expecting a morsel from some generous hand who may enter. Around our own home we have many of these as day visitors, and many more as night prowlers. A few days ago I said to my daughter, “Here comes another dog.” “Well, let him come, Pop, he can hardly stand; and if he can pick up anything let him do it!” Well what are we going to do about it? A hungry dog will eat four pounds of beef, and that will feed a moderate family for one meal, at least. Milton appears to be the only town of which I have heard that is cussed with “dogkleptomania.”

Joseph M. Lank, trust officer of the Milton S. S. T. T. & D. Co, and Miss Elizabeth Emma Clendaniel, were privately married at the home of Mrs. Annie Baynum on Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. P. Corcoran, assisted by the Rev. G. B. Heinz. Those present were Mrs. Annie Baynum and Miss Lottie Welch.

The property on Federal Street belonging to the minor heirs of Edward Willey, deceased, was sold on Saturday by order of court, in front of the Hart House, and purchased by Mrs. Carrie H. Johnson for $1160.

E. N. Lofland had a slight stroke of paralysis while on the street last week. He is improving, and able to be around.

Most of the sick of town are getting better.

Several of Milton citizens will attend the inauguration on Saturday in Washington.