April 17, 1908

For several days past the pear orchard of Thomas Spencer has been a beauty. Eight hundred trees to full bloom, their white and pinkish blossoms undulating in the morning air, or the noon day breeze, is a sight grand and magnificent, and worthy of the pencil of an […] to picture. Pretty in all its surroundings, Milton is thrice beautiful at this season by this magnificent display of nature.

Rev. G. R. McCready, who has been pastor of the M. P. Church for two years, is welcomed back by his congregation for another year.

G. W. Atkins, a familiar figure, always at the Maryland Annual Conference, has been returned to Milton.

Rev. George Morris, a former Milton boy, now a member of the Maryland Annual Conference, preached at the M. P. Church on Sunday, both morning and evening. Large congregations greeted the young minister at both services, and he was warmly welcomed by his many friends.

Rev. J. A. Weigand, a former pastor of the Milton M. P. Church but now of Newark, N. J., spent a few days last week greeting his many Milton friends.

Rev. W. W. W. Wilson, who was raised in Milton, and is well known in this locality, a former member of the WIlmington M. E. Conference, but now of the New York Conference, having served a three years term as pastor of an M. E. Church in New Haven, Conn., has been appointed pastor of the DeKalb Avenue M. E. Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Firemen’s Band timed out on Friday evening and serenaded the newly appointed M. E. minister, Rev. A. C. McGilton, also the returned M. P. minister, Rev. G. R. McCready, and other parties.

Sunday afternoon the M. E. Sunday School elected Leon Black and Miss Lottie Welch delegates to the State Sunday School Convention that meets in Milford on Thursday and Friday. Charles Vent will represent the M. P. Sunday School.

Joseph Walls, who lately built a fine house near the bridge on Union Street, and has also improved the surroundings by erecting […] outbuildings, has now walled in a portion of the front and internal yard for […]. Mr. Walls is making a fine display, and much improving what was once an old business, the home of the mosquito and the bullfrog.

We see that the overseer of the road has acted on our advice, given a few weeks ago in the Chronicle, and repaired the road and Lavinia bridge., Levin Vaughn, the overseer, is an aged man, and has had a chequered experience in this world, yet, as an overseer of the road he knows his business and attends to it.

We witnessed something last week we never saw before: An engine set directly across Broad Street puffing away, and running a saw that was cutting wood in a yard on one side of the street. Scare a horse! Why it would have scared the devil had he come along!

The Misses Elizabeth and Laura Conner are visiting their sister, Mrs. Susie B. Davidson, and husband in Philadelphia.

Messrs. Waples & King are building an addition to their hardware store on the corner of Federal and Wharton Streets. Size of the building is 30×52 feet and 16 feet corner post. The lower room will be used as a hardware store, the upper one as a carriage bazaar.

While unloading a load of goods at the store of Waples & King the head of a barrel of molasses was smashed and nearly one-half of its contents lost.

There was a frost again last Friday morning, and it is said by some that “fruit is two-thirds killed,” and other say “worse than that.”

While working on Dr. Hopkins’ automobile last Friday William Maull, in handling the lever, made the machine kick backwards, and in doing so it knocked his shoulder blade out of joint, and he was forced to go to Dr. Hopkins’ office and get repaired himself.

David Wiltbank has removed from the property of Dr. Hopkins, on Chestnut Street, into the new building he has lately built on Federal Street. Ralph Megee holds possession of the property vacated by Mr. Wiltbank.

Edward Roach has removed from the country into the property of Mrs. Joshua Carey on Broad Street.

There appeared to be quite a gathering in town on Saturday, on account of the Democratic primary, yet there was only sixty-five votes cast at this election. Captain C. F. Lacey, Charles Darby and James C. Martin were elected delegates to go to Dover on Tuesday, and John W. Jones, James T. Mason and R. B. Hopkins alternates.

Mrs. Mary Jane Bryan, relict of the late Robert B. Bryan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irvin Cater, in Lewes, on Thursday morning of paralysis, aged 74 years, 5 months and 5 days. The funeral was largely attended at Zion M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon, where the Rev. A. C. McGilton performed the last sad rites, and S. J. Wilson & Son interred the remains in the adjoining cemetery.

Lewis B. Chandler, once a business man of Milton, died at his home of a complication of diseases superinduced by alcoholism, aged about 68 years. His death occurred Monday morning. At the present writing the funeral arrangement are not known to the writer.

Sallie Ann Linn died near the Drawbridge on Saturday, of pneumonia, aged 63 years. The body was shipped by S. J. Wilson from Nassau on Tuesday morning to Germantown, Pa., and interment made on Tuesday afternoon in Chelton Hill Cemetery.