December 7, 1906

Thanksgiving Day of 1906 was a very quiet here in Milton. The day was ideal; a clear sky, a bracing atmosphere, though the chilling wind made overcoats comfortable, there was nothing but pleasure in the weather. The stores and schools, the banks, and other places of business, were closed, and the general appearance of the town was that of Sunday. Rev. Coursey preached at the M. E. Church in the morning, and the W. C. T. U. held services in the evening. There were no services at the other churches. Several persons went gunning, and taken altogether the day passed very pleasantly.

On November 27, James Jester says, agent Owens shipped from the station two large, and one small door to Wilmington, but he does not know where they come from, neither does agent Owens.

Families are changing residences thus early. They have the opportunity and are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to make their changes.

Milton Docks and the land around the Milton station are strewn with lumber of various kinds. That on the docks is piling, mostly white oak, awaiting shipment. That at the station is a mixture not of kind, but of quality. Some piling and other sticks, for what purpose is unknown to the writer. There are sticks that appeared to have been ties, cut down and trimmed up to about 2 inches at the small end. Others so crooked that a line drawn from one end to the other, would cut to stick into several times. It would appear that the intentions were to clear out every available stick of timber from the suburbs of Milton that will pay the cost of transportation to a northern market.

Miss Estella Virden has returned from a visit of several weeks, to her father and brother, at Box Elder, Wyoming.

The regular monthly meeting of the M. E. Sunday School Missionary Society was held on Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Clate Hastings, who was recently noted as being seriously ill with hemorrhages, is much improved.

[….] of all precedence and custom, met in the M. E. Church, on Monday evening, and elected the following officers: Superintendent, Edward Davidson; 1st asst., Josiah culver; 2nd asst., J. L. Black; Sect., J. H. Davidson; Treasurer, May L. Coverdale; Librarian, Ephram Darby; organist, Miss Elizabeth Black; asst. Miss May Welch; Superintendent of infant room, Mrs. Josiah Culver; asst., Mrs. Clara Starkey; Musical Director, J. B. .Welch.

Anticipating the locating of several large industries, the Milton Board of trade, reorganized on Friday evening by the election of the following officers: President J. L. Black; secretary, W. W. Conwell; treasurer, P. S. C. Lofland; executive committee, Captain George B. Hunter, john ponder, Josiah culver, N. W. White,. It is hoped that the reorganization of this board under its present officers may be prolific of much good to the town.

The electric light man is putting of wires and several residences. The Times office has them, and the Jr. O. U. A. M. and other business places.

Captain E. M. Lofland has had his auto on the street. It works well, but it he is not finished as elaborately as one costing $1000. The present or rather the former run, was not satisfactory to the captain. He did not hardly think he could beat “Bob”[i], and he now has her on the dry dock.

Susie B. Davidson, of Philadelphia, spent Thanksgiving in Milton, returning to the city on Monday.

Extra meetings commenced at the M. E. Church, on Tuesday evening. Rev. B. S. Taylor, an evangelist from New York, it is expected on Wednesday, to take charge of the meetings.


[i] Dr. Robert B. Hopkins, first person in Milton to own an automobile