February 3, 1911

Notwithstanding the very unfavorable day of last Thursday, the funeral of Mrs. Lydia Ann Black was largely attended from her late home on Federal Street. The interment took place at Cool spring Presbyterian Cemetery as noted last week—three miles from Milton. The Black family, which includes a part of the Lank family, is very numerous. There were twenty -eight carriages for the relatives alone at this funeral; beside many others for acquaintances and friends, from Lewes, Milford, and the lower part of the county.

The annual election for Trustees of the M. E. Church was held on Thursday evening and resulted in the choosing of the following gentlemen: Danial Wagamon; Samuel J. Martin, Henry P. Burton, Charles H., Davison, George B. Atkins, James T. Mason, John F. Davison, Frank Outten and John Willey.

There is much complaint made of the inefficiency of some of the teachers in our public schools. On the ground of educational qualification and their mode of teach8ng children politeness. For further information on this subject, apply to those more interested than I. The above is written by request, as if is thought the School Board should have an eye on those teaches who are comparative strangers to them.

Captain Charles T. Megee, of Philadelphia, visited his mother and sister, and other Milton friends, last week.

Mrs. Ida Fox has bought the stock, goodwill and fixtures of the bakery and confectionery store of James Roach, on South Union Street. Mrs. Fox about the first of March intends to employ a first-class and competent baker, and as the Spring advances, install a soda fountain and ice cream parlor. A business of this kind, kept in first-class order, by a competent woman cannot fail to do a better business than thought it were kept by a man as the sex of the proprietress would naturally keep the rough and dissolute element away and invite the aesthetic and refined.

We discovered one carriage wheel in the woods in front of Lavinia’s Camp ground on Saturday morning. The wheel is in good order, by the rest of the outfit is non est. Someone probably broke the axle and left the wheel where it is, until the axle is repaired.

The remainder of the pine wood on the Elmer Dickinson tract, opposite Lavinia, is being cut and corded, until it seasons enough to be in a condition to stack for burning into coal.

Elmer Dickerson is getting a part of the woodland tract he lately purchased of W. W. Conwell into condition for tillage. The part bordering on the railroad track has been cut off and burned into charcoal; and now the bramble is being mowed down, and will be burned and the ground will be ready for plowing for corn. ’Spect some persons who may read this know what plowing new ground is.

A “Mothers Meeting” was held at the M. E. Church on Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the W. C. T. U.

H. R. Draper began contracting for the growing of tomatoes on Saturday.

Captain Porter, of Lewes, came here last week with his wrecking paraphernalia, and is engaged in sorting out the machinery from the burned and sunken hull of the steamer Marie Thomas. It is said, after the hull is raised, it will be towed to Philadelphia for other purposes, But—and here is another connective conjunction—the bottom of this vessel is put on crosswise in the form of a scow and while the workmanship of the boat is of a first-class order, as all ship work from the town is, we believe the Marie Thomas met the fate, or a similar one, for which she was intended.

If the Milton Century Club will give us, or send to us, not later than Tuesday of each week any matter they may wish to be read by at least 15,000 people, we shall be pleased to notice it.

We noticed two weeks ago published in a paper the amount one of the Milton canneries is getting for their tomato pack. It appears to us this is a very unwise piece of business for a firm to give to any newspaper man, who cannot keep a secret, the amount of his realization. The canneries have for the last three years been laboring under a loss, They have paid their bills and if there is an advance in goods, and they can come out whole for the past year, give them credit and keep their business still.

Another “Men’s Meeting” was held at the Lodge room of the Jr. O. U. A. M. on Sunday afternoon. Some strange doctrines are being advanced at these meetings, if we are rightly informed. It is reported that the doctrine is advanced that a man can do no good unless he is a Christian, i.e., unless his name is on the church record.”

Mrs. Wm. Workman, George A. Bryan, C. A. Conner, Mrs. Conner, and H. A. Wilson are all convalescing.

District Superintendent Stephenson will preach at the M. E. Church on next Sunday night, and the Third Quarterly Conference will be held in said church on the following Monday morning.

James Rhodes Carey, a former resident of near this town, died in the Jefferson Hospital from the effects of an operation for a species of diabetes, on Thursday last, at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 22 days, The remains were sent to his former home on Friday, and funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at that place, by the Revs. Lusk of Milton, and Bryan, of Harbeson, and the remains were inhumed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery by J. B. Atkins. With the decease of Mr. Carey, another old veteran of the fight at “Seven Pines” answers to the last roll call on the eternal bivouac.

Charles C. King, of this town, formerly in the employ of Waples and King, hardware merchants, has secured a position with Risser, Helsey & Co. Wholesale Commission Merchants, 213-216 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia; as this is the first venture out of one of Milton’s “home boys,” we wish him all the success imaginable.