April 24, 1908

Fair and beautiful dawned the morning of Easter 1908. The cool crisp breeze gave zest to the day, and the Easter hats were much in evidence at the several churches.

Easter portrait, 1908. Front row, left to right: Letitia Black, Elizabeth King, Estella Lofland, Emma King. Back row, left to right: Mamie Burris, Mary Johnson, Lizzie Lingo, Laura Pepper.

A service was held at the P. E. Church at 6:00 a. m. which was attended by many at that early hour. Preaching services were held at the other churches at their regular hours, and on Sunday evening a fine program was rendered at the M. E. Church, consisting of the regular Easter carols, etc. Floral displays were many, not only at the churches, but in the windows of many of the houses along the principle thoroughfares of town. It is all now past away but its memory lingers as a pleasant dream.

William J Conwell, who has been living in a little shanty, alone, near town, was found dead on Easter morning by some men who were passing his home. The funeral was held on Tuesday, and interment made in Zion church yard by J. R. Atkins. “Will” was a man of some genius, but of late years has preferred to live alone and make his living by doing small jobs about the town. He was about 56 years of age.

The Messrs. Waples and King have the addition to their store raised, and will soon have it enclosed.

For a few days last week in April gave us some of the old fashioned march weather of the wind the sort.

The particulars of the life and the funeral of the late Lewis Bennard Chandler that occurred on last Thursday were not received by the writer until too late for the issue of last week’s paper. We give an epitomized statement has received on last Thursday. Louis Bernard chandler came to Milton in 1863 having emigrated from Kennett Square, Pa., where he was born in September 1840. The engaged in the drug and hardware business, and became one of the business men of the town. In 1864 he married Miss Elizabeth Hazzard, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hazzard. Four children were the fruits of this union; two of whom are now living: W. H. Chandler, a prominent man of business, in Scranton, Pa., and Louis B. Chandler, an officer of the U. S. regular army, now stationed at Manila. During the latter part of Mr. Chandler’s life he met with the misfortune to become a cripple, and continued cell until death. When the late ex-Governor Ponder was in the zenith of his political reputation, Mr. Chandler was one of the few of the ex-governor’s acquaintances. He became a justice of the peace, and notary public of Milton. Mr. Chandler was a man of genial disposition, and well-liked by the citizens of the town, and by all others who know him. Besides his two sons he is survived by his widow. The remains were laid at rest in the Milton M. E. Church on Thursday.

Miss Elizabeth Black, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Black, was married at the home of her parents to Mr. R. D. Lingo, Jr., of Long Neck, on last Wednesday at noon. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. A. C. McGilton. After the wedding dinner the bridal party were driven to Broadkiln station where they took the train for a tour of the “Northern States.” After their return they will reside in Long Neck.

Mr. W. W. Conwell, cashier of the Milton National Bank, having purchased a farm of John T. Roach, near town, has sold it to a Mr. Charles Edenholm, of Philadelphia.

We don’t like to say it, but the hard times of struck Milton[i], and the Douglass White Shirt and Overall Company were compelled to close on Tuesday of last week for the lack of orders. But we can say this! The Milton girls have been making hay while the sun shined. They had enough clothes to last them over one political campaign. If there are any better dressed girls among the working class that Milton can produce, we would like to see them trotted out.

The schooner Ella A. Call is en route for Philadelphia with a load of piling.

The new windmill erected by ex-State treasurer C. H. Atkins, is an improvement to the rear of his building, and presents a pretty appearance, when viewed from Mulberry Street.

A. H. Lofland & Bros., brick plant resume work last week.

Captain James B. Scull has gone to Middletown to take command of the lime “bully” Rambo. Since the death of Captain Rogers the Rambo appears to have been unfortunate in finding a suitable commander. Doubtless Captain Scull will fill the bill.

Workmen are driving away on the steamer Marie Thomas, Captain [George E.] Megee expects to have the vessel ready to start by the middle of May.

George A. Bryan is making ready to build a stable and barn in the rear of his residence, and fronting on Mulberry Street. The building will be 30 x 40 feet.

Miss Eva Smith’s new building is about ready for plastering and frescoing.

Thomas B. Spencer, conductor of the Chandler Farm, has set out 500 apple trees, and 2500 peach trees.

Mrs. Cora Seberry, of New Jersey, state lecturer of the W. C. T. U., will speak at the M. E. Church on Thursday evening the 23rd inst.

Rev. Martin Damer visited Baltimore on Monday.

The following vestry was elected at the Church of St. John The Baptist on Monday evening: T. H. Douglass, Robert Vaughan, C. E. Bacon, P. P. Welch, William Mears, Harry Robinson, Thos. Wilson, and Dr. J. A. Hopkins. Sr. Warden, T. H., Douglass; Jr. Warden, P. P. Welch.

Robert Stevenson died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kendie Stevenson, near Fairmount, on Thursday of pneumonia. Aged 32 years, 8 months and 14 days. Funeral services were held at Culty Church on Sunday by the Rev. Dickerson and Sepulture made in family burial ground by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Cyrus L. Willis died near Greenwood on Saturday, of paralysis, aged 73 year, 10 months and 8 days. Funeral on Monday at St. Johnstown by the Rev. Layfield, and burial made in adjoining cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Walter Crouch, editor of the Milton Times, is quite sick this week. A printer from Georgetown is expected over today to get the Times edition off this week.


[i] A panic struck Wall Street in mid-1907, followed in 1908 by a severe but short-lived recession.