November 1, 1907

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On Sunday the Rev. Burnett of Smyrna delivered temperance addresses in the M. E. Church. Mr. Burnett is a pretty speaker and preached on this occasion some incontrovertible facts. Mr. Burnett is principal of the public schools of Smyrna.

Mrs. John A. Coliison is having the foundation of a residence laid on Union Street, north.

Capt. Henry Hudson celebrated his birthday on Friday.

Schooner Marie Thomas cleared for Philadelphia this week with canned tomatoes for the Goodwin Co. and other freight.

Joseph Carey is making preparations to open a livery stable in the lower part of town.

Garrison Edgins, a former resident of Milton, was in town on Monday in attendance at the funeral of his half-brother, Abel J. Pettyjohn. It is said that this is the first time Mr. Edgins has been in Milton in twenty-three years, although he lives within twelve miles of the town and is a fish dealer.

The W. C. T. U. is making arrangement for a children’s parade on Saturday afternoon. The nature of the program and the order of march we have failed to obtain although we have interviewed those who ought to know. The unfortunate disagreement between the heads of two churches renders a […] of the membership almost impossible. This we all deplore.

Annie J. Jefferson, daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Jefferson, died at the home of her father on Union Street, North Milton on Thursday morning of cancer of the stomach, aged 31 years and 12 days. Funeral services were held at Reynold’s M. P. Church by Revs. McCready and Kettell, and sepulture made in the cemetery adjoining, by S. J. Wilson.

The soldiers of the Civil War are fast passing away. Abel J. Pettyjohn, one of these heroes, crossed the great divide on Friday, aged 71 years and 11 days. Death was due to general debility superinduced by paralysis. Funeral services were held at his late residence on Union Street, north, on Monday afternoon and interment made in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. G. R. McCready conducted the obsequies and S. J. Wilson & Son interred the remains. Deceased leaves to survive him a widow, four sons: Abel of Frankford, Pa., William and Luther, of Philadelphia, and James, of Milton, also four daughters, Mrs. Mare E. Fetcher, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Annie Robinson, of Frankford, Pa., Mrs. Sallie Rhodes, of Riverside, N. J. and Miss Carrie at home.

The Royal Packing Company commenced to pack sweet potatoes on Monday.

Miss Hettie J. Conner and Miss May Conner left on Tuesday for a visit in the Quaker City. They will be absent a week.

Miss Estella Virden has gone on a visit to Florida. Pascueda Florida.

Joseph King lost a sty hog on Friday that would have weighed 300 pounds. Cause of death unknown. The animal was well at noon and died before supper.

Porter & Jenson have opened a restaurant in the Ponder block, corner of Federal and Front Streets.