May 8, 1908

On Wednesday, April 29th, Miss Elizabeth Martin Conner, fourth daughter of D. A. Conner, and one of the finest young ladies of Milton, was married to Captain George Albert Goodwin, formerly of Lubec, Maine, but now of the firm of Goodwin Brothers & Conwell, canners of this town. The ceremony took place at 2.30 o’clock, in the city of Philadelphia, and was performed by the Rev. George S. Shirk, pastor of the Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church. The wedded pair took the 4.18 p.m. train for Atlantic City, where they remained for a short time, returning to Milton on Friday evening, where they will reside on Chestnut Street. The Firemen’s Band and calithumpians were much in evidence this evening discoursing that sweet music for which they are proverbially familiar. That the future of the couple may be a happy one and that they may enjoy the felicity that only loving hearts can know, is the sincere prayer of the writer.

Seventeen persons, all young, ranging in age from nine to twenty-eight years of age, were admitted to the M. E. Church, as probationers, on Sunday morning. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was administered to them and also the remainder of the congregation during the service.

It is suggested that, on account of the “Merry Widow” hats being worn at church, the sexes sit separately as they did half a century ago, when they go to worship. There are said to be only four of this style of millinery that help to make up the M. E. congregation. Of course we don’t know. We don’t go to church to look at what the women have on their heads.

Edgar Lank, Esq., attorney at law, of Philadelphia, spent Sunday with his mother and brother.

Mrs. Annie Manship, after enjoying the hospitality of Milton for some weeks, returned to Philadelphia on Monday.

The management of the Douglas White Shirt and Overall Factory did not resume work on Monday as was hinted by s last week, but will resume next Monday the 11th.

The Milton Public Schools will close on May 29th, and the colored school on next Friday the 8th.

James Palmer is making quite an improvement about Front and Chestnut Streets by white washing the stables and other buildings contiguous thereto.

When honeysuckles are in bloom and their aroma is exhilarating to one passing through the wood and along the water course.

Lumber is being hauled on the ground at Carey’s Landing, where J. P. Davidson will build the barges he has under contract.

L. C. Palmer is shipping cedar posts and other lumber to northern markets.

It really appeared to the writer, at the time, that last Saturday afternoon was the worst period we ever saw, of the kind, in Milton. If the simoom of the desert be any worse than the sandstorm of the day mentioned, we pity the Arabs or Bedouins who are caught in one. The wind was south and that part of the town for much of the time, was a rolling cloud of dust. We stood for a time and watched one farm, on the outskirt, blow away but its place was filled by another: and thus it continued until the wind came on and the wind ceased.

N. W. White has sold his interest in the Douglass & White Shirt and Overall Factory to J. H. Davidson and bought the latter’s interest in the Royal Packing Company. The Royal Packing Company has rented the Roller Flour Mill to Captain C. F. Lacey, J. M. Robbins, O. S. Betts and N. W. White. Harry Robinson has resigned his position as miller and a man from Pennsylvania has been employed by the new management.

On Saturday Mrs. M. A. Acker sold her household goods at public sale and has removed with her daughter, Miss Lillian, to Philadelphia.

There have been some decayed logs dropped along the causeway belonging to Front Street and leading to the Goodwin Bros. & Conwell Works. They are presumably intended to bank the causeway and hold the dirt from washing away. A work of that kind is commendable, but the material is inferior.

The section gang is taking out old ties and putting in new ones on the D> M. & V. track, west of the station.

It is reported, though not authenticated, that another drug store may be located in Milton and a license asked for to sell intoxicating liquor “for Medical and Sacramental purposes only.” The proprietors of the two already established will not ask for such a license.

On the northern suburb of the town and nearly opposite Stevensonville, W. H. Chandler has a peach orchard of several hundred peach trees four years old. In this orchard is scarlet clover about a foot high, and it is the prettiest sight anywhere near town. The farm is managed by Thomas Spencer.

Albert Wilson and Edward Walls have improved their property at Stevensonville by painting, papering and other general work. In fact the little suburb, under the protecting aegis of Milton, is “blossoming as a rose.”

Walter Crouch is slowly convalescing from his illness. During his enforced absence from business, Orian Johnson, of Georgetown, is doing the mechanical work on the “Times” and W. W. Conwell is managing the editorial department.

Nellie Dutton, relict of the late Jesse Dutton, died at the residence of her son, Peter Dutton on Monday, at the advanced age of 88 years. 11 months and 21 days. The cause of death was due to the infirmities of age. Funeral services were held at White’s Chapel on Thursday afternoon by the Rev. Sites, a former pastor of Beaver Dam Church, and interment made in the White’s Chapel Cemetery by S. J. Wilson & Son.

Dr. Robert B. Hopkins and bride returned from their wedding tour on Monday evening. They were entertained at the home of the groom’s parents where they will make their future home. The Firemen’s Band gave them a jolly serenade. The calithumpians were also about but were kept under by the better element.

At a meeting of the stockholders of the S. T. T. & S. D. Co., held at Georgetown on Tuesday, two new directors were elected for the Milton branch. Viz: Captain C. F. Lacey and Captain G. B. Hunter. There are now five directors of this institution in lieu of three. Viz: ex-State Treasurer, C. H. Atkins, J. L. Black, N. W. White, and the two newly elected ones.