February 8, 1907

As has been said in a previous communication “Captain James Scull has removed all of his buildings, except two from Mount Ararat across Front Street to the other side of the way.” When the building that Captain Scull now occupies, and another are moved, that portion of the property formerly owned by Captain Scull, and lying on the right of Front Street, will be quite a little town, and although within the corporate limits of Milton, will be known as “Scull Town.” The portion lying between Front Street and the river, and purchased by Messrs Goodwin Bros. & Conwell, on which the mammoth cannery will be built, will still be known as Mount Ararat, unless the owners shall decide to the contrary.

A bill introduced by Representative Palmer has passed the house at Dover authorizing the Milton school board to call in the 5 percent school bonds, and issue others at a lower rate of interest. Another bill of Mr. Palmer’s has passed the house, making it unlawful to catch shad from the Broadkiln after May 15.

A few more laws passed in regard to fish and oysters in the Broadkiln, and they’ll be none to catch.

The Milton merchandise company has been incorporated at Dover with a capital stock of $25,000. The incorporators are: Frank B. Carey, Robert M. Collins and Joseph L. Black. The company intend to do a big business in the store of R. M. Collins. The stores in town had better look out!

The teachers institute for Broadkiln Hundred was held in Milton on Saturday afternoon and evening. The sessions were up to the standard of these generally, of local institutes. At the afternoon sessions, about 100 were present; at the night session School Hall was well filled. The program was entertaining to many. No arrests were made for automobile fast driving.

On Thursday evening of last week, Mr. Horace Hood, of Coolspring, and Miss Florence Heavaloe, of near town, were united in wedlock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. M. P. Jackson at the home of Hattie Richardson, on Mulberry Street, north.

Eliza M. Halls, relict of the late William Halls, died at the home of her son, John Halls, near Union Church, on Thursday, of general disability, age 82 years. Funeral services were held at Union Church on Sunday afternoon, by the Rev. H. E. Truitt, and interment made in the cemetery of joining, by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Florence, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Conwell, died on Friday evening, age one month and two days. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday afternoon by the Rev. R. T. Coursey, and the remains inhumed in the M. E. Cemetery, by J. R. Atkins.

Frank Bacon has removed his office to the room over Joseph Walls’ store.

Last week William Workman bought a part of J. B. Welch’s drug store.

Miss Lizzie King has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Avarilla Behringer, at Tuckahoe, N. Y.

The government appropriation for Broadkiln River is $33,000.

Matthew Roach, of near Coolspring, was stricken with paralysis on Friday.

Last Saturday (“Ground Hog Day”) was a cloudy day, and the little imp did not see his shadow in this latitude. Supposedly, what winter we have had is broken. When Dr. Leonard and the writer were younger, opossums, squirrels and groundhogs abounded in the land of our nativity. As the doctor has become older he has concluded to write a series of papers on “What I Know About Ground Hogs.” The first of these papers may be expected to appear at any time.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was administered at the M. E. Church on Sunday evening, and four persons admitted into full membership, and three on probation. The Eucharist was also celebrated at the M. P. Church on Sunday evening. Revival services continue at both churches.

Anton Neibert has again commenced the cobbler business on the corner of Front and Chestnut Streets.

Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, wife of ex representative john Thompson, died suddenly at her home in Harbeson, on Sunday morning, aged about 55 years. Funeral services were held at her late home on Wednesday afternoon, by the Rev. W. A. Sites, and interment made in Beaver Dam Cemetery, by S. J. Wilson & Son. The deceased leaves to survive her a husband, and one son, Walton Thompson, a former reading clerk of the House of Representatives.

Early on Monday morning it began to snow, and a light fall continued, throughout the day. On Tuesday morning the river and lake were blocked with ice, and the snowing continued. The shirt and overall factory did not run on that day, on account of the difficulty of the operators getting there.

We understand Miss Clemmie Pepper, teacher of the primary department of our public schools, has forbidden the little boys wearing their rubber boots to school; consequently, this bad snowy weather the boys who have gumboots, stay at home and play in the snow.

J. B. Welch had a severe attack of bilious colic on Tuesday morning. He is better now.

The office of Goodwin Bros. & Conwell, the gentleman who are to build and operate the mammoth cannery in this town, is being upholstered in splendid style. The floor is covered with Melton carpet at $3.60 per yard, and the revolving chairs and other furniture are in keeping with the floor covering. The office is located over the National Bank, corner of Front and Federal Streets.