July 26, 1901

David Hazzard, an estimable citizen of our town, died early on Friday morning, aged 50 years and 10 months. Funeral services were held at his late home in North Milton on Monday morning, and the remains were transmitted to Milford and inhumed in the M. E. Cemetery of that town. David Hazzard was a native e if Milford, having been born there September 25, 1841, When 18 years of age, with his parents John A. and Sarah P. Hazzard, he removed to Milton. Shortly after his removal to Milton the Civil War broke out, and Mr. Hazzard’s patriotism forced him to enlist, His choice of service being in the 11th U. S. Infantry. His merits as a soldier were conspicuous, and in those stormy days when worth was acknowledged, promotions always followed brave actions. During the Peninsula campaign, he was promoted to first lieutenant, and afterward to captain. At a period in his service, he was detailed as recruiting officer at Buffalo, N. Y.; Springfield, Mass., Ogdensburg, N. Y., and other places. He has often talked with us about those days and laughed at the follies of his superior officers, who, many of them, made themselves ridiculous by trying to put on style. In 1868 Mr. Hazzard resigned his commission, and returned to Milton, His later life has been quietly spent in the attractions of home. He never married, but has lived alone with his mother during the last several years, enjoying himself in literary pursuits and trucking. He was decidedly a home man, and was seldom seen on the street unless he had business, or, of an evening when he went to the post office after his mail. In politics he was a Regular Republican; and in 1898 was elected representative from the 10th Representative District by a coalition of both factions of the Republican Party. At the session of the Legislature in 1899, he refused to receive a free pass on the railroad but paid his fare and was under no obligation to any monopoly. In many local offices that he has held, he has satisfied his constituents that he was an honest man, and did his duty as he understood it, to the best interests of the town and to the greatest number represented. Mr. Hazzard was a man of fine military bearing, and his character for morality was unexcelled. Being a splendid conversationalist and possessed of a fund of information, obtained no less by study than by experience, he could charm his hearers for hours by the recital of incidents in his own life. But this man of apparent good health and robust constitution one week before his death is gone; another one of the Nation’s defenders laid to rest until the final reveille of the last day. Requiescat in pace.

Joseph W., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clifton, departed this life at the residence of his parents near Sand Hills, on Thursday, aged 11 months and 13 days. Funeral services were held at Sand Hill Church on Friday afternoon by the Rev. J. H. Wilson and sepulture made in the adjacent cemetery. S. J. Wilson funeral director.

Mr. James P. Davidson, who has been quite ill, is convalescing.

Captain Frank Carey is at home with his family.

A terrible electric storm passed over Milton on Wednesday evening, and another one at about the same time of evening on Thursday. The former was fruitful of rain, the latter was fearful with electricity.

William Smithers, Esq., attorney-at-law of Philadelphia, visited our town last week.

Captain Frank Lacey arrived in Milton on Friday evening.

In our notice of the sale of the privileges (sealed bids to be sent to the secretary of committee on or before August 3rd for Lavinia’s camp meeting, we were not in possession of the restrictions which will be imposed on the successful bidders. They are as follows: For boarding tent not to sell ice cream, cigars, tobacco, watermelons or confectioneries. The confectionery stand not to sell anything on Sunday except sandwiches, bread, cheese and cakes, Stand to be closed on Sunday during preaching service. Horse pound not to sell anything but horse feed. Money for privileges must be paid on or before Thursday August 22nd, Committee reserves right to reject any or all bids. All proposals to be sent to W. G. Fearing, secretary, Milton, Del. Any person desiring to tent on ground will apply to W, G, Fearing to T, R, Ingram, The above restrictions appear to be good ones, as they prevent one department from monopolizing the business of another.

Miss Sallie Bryan was united in marriage with Mr. J. Irvin Carter, an employee on the Fourteen Foot Bank Lightship. The ceremony took place on Wednesday morning of last week at the home of the bride’s mother near Milton, and was performed by the Rev. L. P. Corkran. The twain took the early morning train for Washington, and will visit other points.

The repairs of the gutters along the streets gave become general, and that in front of the M. P. Church has been nicely done. The sidewalk on Chestnut Street leading from the A. M. E. Church south to the depot, was repaired last week and it did not get it sooner than it needed it. The walk to the station is now much better and will be more used by the evening promenaders.

Whooping cough has become epidemic and many of the little ones are barking loudly.

Miss Lottie Welch showed us a six leaf clover a few days ago. Four leaf clover are scarce and a six leaf one is a curiosity. The first one we have ever seen.

Contractor I. W. Nailor left on Wednesday with a gang of workmen to commence on his Lewes contracts. Other men went to Lewes to join him on Monday.

Mr. J. W. Atkins left on Monday on his regular business trip. This week he will visit Wilmington, and from thence he will go to Baltimore and returning will visit points on the Eastern Shore.

Prof. W. G. Fearing has trimmed the shade trees in front of his residence, and a better view is now obtained of his building.

The excursion to Queenstown on Wednesday was fairly patronized from Milton. The storm of that evening delayed he return of the train which did not reach this station until after 12 o’clock.

Dr. J. W. Hearn and Dr. Roe, of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, were in town on Wednesday and diagnosed the case of David Hazzard, They considered an operation unnecessary and that the Doctors Hopkins were doing all that possibly could be done for the sufferer, They returned to the city by the next train.

Captain W. H. Megee of Philadelphia is visiting Broadkiln Beach and Milton.

William Smith, of near town, lost on of his horses on Thursday night, from an unknown cause.

A lad 16 or 17 years of age was brought to this town some time ago by Captain Zadoc Dutton, ad was given a situation with Alfred Dutton, brother of Captain Dutton. For purloining sundry articles he was discharged from the employ of Mr. Dutton and subsequently secured a berth on one of Captain Scull’s vessels. During the past spell of hot weather, Captain Scull took the boy to his home to sleep at night as being a cooler place than in the cabin of the vessel. On Thursday morning the boy – Joseph Manning – was gone; and upon investigation found that his pocketbook with $12 was also gone, and the captain naturally supposed that Manning and the money had gone off together. He instituted search; and started in the direction of Lewes. Inquiring along the route he found the boy had gone that way, and finally captured him in Lewes. He secured the money, and instead of prosecuting the boy gave him enough to pay his passage to Philadelphia.

Irvin King and Joshua Gray are agents for the Frankford Basket Company, They have several thousand baskets on hand stored in the building adjoining Mr. King’s blacksmith shop.

Mrs. Emma Prettyman, of Philadelphia, is visiting her mother Mrs. Eliza Black.

Mrs. Ida Fox, with son and daughter of Oakbridge, Va., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wilson.

The Sussex Trust, Title ad Safe Deposit Company have purchased the lot belonging to the M. E. Church and being contiguous thereto. It is understood a building or a bank will be erected thereon.

James Ponder, Esq., attorney-at-law of Wilmington, accompanied by his fiancée, Miss Georgie M. Taylor, of Baltimore, visited the mother of Mr. Ponder on Sunday, and spent a part of the day at Rehoboth. Miss Taylor is quite a fine looking lady; she is neither a decided blonde not brunette she has blue eyes, dark hair, and a fine physique. Miss Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield J. Taylor, of Baltimore, Miss Taylor has been prominent in Baltimore society for the past four or five years, where she has been very popular. Mr. Ponder and Miss Taylor will be married in October.