Eastern Shore Herald, June 1, 1906


reprinted from Worcester Democrat.Transportation -- Railroad - Construction

It has been decided by the Directors of the N.Y. P. & N. Railroad Company to proceed at once to double-track their system from Delmar to Cape Charles. The fact that the Pennsylvania Railroad will use the New York, Philadelphia track as the direct route from New York, Philadelphia and points further North and West, to haul the large number of persons to visit the Jamestown Exposition next year, has necessitated this great improvement.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Other

Last night, the last night of May, is, in many localities, considered fortune telling night, when the young people try to dip into the future of things and when the happy dreams are expected to come true.


Moral -- Alcohol

No-license whiskey seems to make drunk come "mush" quicker than the other brands.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Holidays

Wednesday was celebrated as a holiday by the colored people in this vicinity.


The annual sheep penning on Assateague Island will take place Wednesday, June 6th. Very large crowds annually attend on this occasion and it is a sort of holiday on the island.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

House building seems to be the order of the day in Eastville, with the nice business block and several nice dwellings all going up at once.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - NewspapersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Customs service

The three story brick office building in Cape Charles is now nearing completion. It is situated on the site of the old Pioneer office. The custom house will be moved there on the completion of the structure.

Potato Prospects.

fields -- Crops - White potatoes : Yieldfields -- Crops - White potatoes : Prices

The prospects for good prices for potatoes this year seem to be bright. Advices from the markets indicate good prices.

The old crop has been gotten out of the way early, and South Carolina stock has been finding ready sale at $5.00 to $5.50 a barrel. The report from most Southern points is that the crop is short. This ought to give the Virginia crop a good chance.

Game And Oyster Laws.

reprinted from The Oysterman.Sea -- Market huntingTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - LodgesTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Waterfowl and shorebirdSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Poaching

Mr. Editor: -- We find in your paper many interesting things about oyster culture, but we never see anything very urgent about enforcing the oyster laws by the citizens of Accomack and Northampton. The ground law and the Sunday laws have been violated. There have been more violations of these laws this winter than ever before. Trapping ducks; shooting at night with lights, using swivel guns and guns with batteries, Clubmen taking out sportsmen on Sundays has been the daily order, for months. Then men taking oysters and clams on Sundays; raking the rocks, taking all the young growth and yet not one person arrested though the authorities have known all these things. Where is your Game Warden? Men do not license to gun on Sundays. The men who trap the ducks are known, the men who have swivel guns are known, in fact all the violators of the laws are known. The people who rake the rocks get all today and leave nothing for tomorrow. They do not care for their neighbor, so long as they can benefit themselves. The Game Wardens must have different instructions from what they go by. If something is not done soon to stop the killing of our game in this illegal way, we will not have a duck or a goose in these waters. They will go the way of our best oyster rocks. Will those in authority who read this see how far they are responsible for these awful conditions?

Friends, G. and O., Oyster, Va.


MigrationLaborers -- Farm

Hon. G. W. Koiner, State Commissioner of Agriculture, has gone on a visit to several countries of Europe to try to turn a part of the better emigrant element this way. A study of the statistics shows that practically all of those coming in stop in a few of the Northern and Western States, and only a scattering reach the South. Out of the million who came last year, about 300 came to Virginia.

The demand for a good class of laborers is very great in the South, the only trouble is that our people are accustomed to the negro, and many dislike a change, while many do not realize the great superiority of an intelligent class of whites over what they have so long put up with, and kick on the somewhat higher prices.

Mr. Koiner has started on a good work, and deserves much credit for his efforts to help the farmer. Any farmer who wishes to be supplied from this source should send in his order to the Virginia Department of Agriculture. State just what is needed and the best price that can be paid, also stating whether single men or women or families are desired. These orders will be filed and filled as carefully as possible.

Eastern Shore Herald
June 1, 1906