December 10, 1909

The Third Quarterly Conference, Harbeson Circuit, M. P. Church, will meet on Saturday, December 11th at 2 p. m. in Weigand Chapel. All official members are requested to be present.

Daniel Townsend of Georgetown has bought of W. W. Conwell the wood leave of the Peter B. Jackson farm near Lavinia Wood, and has a man cutting the young pine for charcoal. The man is a brisk worker and the timber is fast falling before the blade of his keen ax. The first afternoon he came while out, in company with another man, he saw someone running down the railroad track, coat off and in a run. He was some frightened and wanted to get out of the way; his companion however enlightened him by saying, “That is the principal of the Milton Public Schools practicing. He does it every evening if it don’t rain. And,“ said the woodchopper, “I saw him last evening cross the west trestle, stop, take off his collar and tied, put it into his pocket, take off his coat, and start; and I han’t seen him since. What do you think of ‘im? Know ‘im?”—“yes I’ve seen him! He’s all right; doing the running for his health; you see he’s confined in the school room all day, and needs exercise.” “Yes, I suppose he dopes; nit O should think he’d do it in the morning.”—“Well you see if he were to exercise in the morning and the train should run over him, the children would possibly not know it until after they had gone to school and they would have all their morning preparation for nothing whereas if an accident were to happen to him on an evening, such a falling down and skinning his shin, he’d have time to patch himself up by next morning.” “O, yes! I’m glad you told me! I’ll keep my eye on ‘im glad you told me! Good morning!”

For crossing a part of his land and shooting a hawk, John Ponder had Harry Warren arraigned before Squire Collins, on Saturday the 27th. The fine imposed was $3.00; and the cost $2.00.

Alfred Lofland has the walls of his new dwelling near town completed. They are of brick.

Miss Ella Gibbs and Mr. Clarence Vent, both of near Milton, were married on Tuesday evening of last week, at the M. P. Parsonage by the Rev. J. D. Smith.

Revival services began at the M. P. Church at Reynolds on Sunday evening under the supervision of the Rev. R. A. Bryan.

At the Third Quarterly Conference of the M. E. Church held last week the Rev. A. C. McGilton was invited to return as pastor for another year.

The ladies of the M. P. Church will hold a Bazaar in the lower room of Masonic Temple on the evenings of the 16th, 17th, and 18th, inst. The usual supplies and attracti0ons attending a fete of this kind will be furnished.

J. H. Prettyman is transplanting his cabbage plants from the lots and putting them under glass and muslin covers for the winter.

A gentleman has been here during the past week canvassing the town, and noting the position of buildings, etc. with a view of making a topographical map of the place.

Lake Fanganzyki was frozen over on Thursday morning.

Charles Virden has put a wire fence around his lumber and coal yard, on the dock.

S. J. Wilson has excavated for a cellar under his proposed new business establishment, corner Federal and Front Streets.

Prof. W. G. Fearing has the contract to repaint the interior of Reynolds Church.

Rev. Perry of Georgetown will preach at the M. P. Church in town on next Sunday evening.

Agnes […] Brinkley, daughter of Ray Brinkley, died on Tuesday at the home of her grandparents in South Milton, aged 18 months. Interment was made in the A. M. E. Cemetery near town on Wednesday.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was administered at the M. E. Church on Sunday morning.

Daniel Wagamon has put curbing in front of the store house of William Wagamon.

Alfred Polk of Georgetown has been appointed trustee for the Workman Co., canners, of this town, which has been adjudged bankrupt. Boxes are now being made, and the labelling of cans has commenced; and the goods will be disposed as soon as possible.

A band of gypsies is encamped near town and its female members are preying on the credibility of the unsophisticated of Milton. Yet it is a noticeable fact that the people are becoming more enlightened that formerly, and have sense enough to order these parasites and impostors from their homes. Few sensible people have their fortunes told.

Isaac W. Nailor’s carpenters—or men who call themselves carpenters—struck on Monday for higher wages. Mr. Nailor says “They will continue to strike.”

G. B. Atkins is painting the property on Atlantic Street belonging to Mrs. Hettie J. Dorman of Georgetown.

Rev. Gateson of Georgetown will preach in the Church of St. John Baptist on next Sunday afternoon.

Now is the season when property owners are covering their front lawns with manure; and yet, if a person were to build stables around his home residence, it would be considered a menace to health. But if we want to see the beautiful lawns of spring and summer, we must put up with the stench that is the principal factor in producing this verdure.

W. W. Conwell has one of the double houses he is having built on Mulberry Street plastered, and the foundation of the other laid.

The dwelling of Edward Calhoun, on Chestnut Street, is almost completed.

J. B. Welch has had his drug store cleaned up and scrubbed out, and a splendid stock of up-to-date jewelry introduced for the holidays.

There are four rooms of the Palmer Block the walls of which are now up. We understand no more will be commenced during the present winter; as there is work enough in finishing those that are up to last until spring.

Workmen engaged on William Mears’s building have been handicapped all along by the want of material, or the tardiness in getting it on the ground. They are now at work again.

C. A. Conner’s store room in his building is completed; and he has removed therein this week. Nailor is ready for the roof on J. L. Black’s building, and has the walls of Carey & Darby’s store house well underway.

Oliver Hazzard is making terra firma of what was formerly a morass, and a part of the headwaters of Broadkiln River.