Times-Disptach, April 11, 1910


Professionals -- Civic organizationsArchitecture -- JailsInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse serviceSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : BaysideForests -- SawmillsInfrastructure -- Public : ChurchesSea -- Finfish - Catch : SturgeonMoral -- Property crimeSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Re-immersion

Onancock, Va., April 10.

Hon. O. F. Mears, of Eastville, and Dr. John T. B. Hyslop, of Belle Haven, left Friday for the Arkansas Hot Springs, for a stay of several weeks, with the hope of securing relief from inflammatory rheumatism.

The Business Men's Association of Onancock has permanently organized with the following officers: John S. Waples, president; Joseph S. Mills and R. L. Hopkins, vice-presidents; Spencer F. Rogers, secretary; Dr. L. J. Harmanson, treasurer. About fifty members have been enrolled. The object is the improvement and upbuilding of the town.

The new jail for the county has been finished and accepted by the Board of Supervisors. It is a creditable building, with many of the modern advantages. The cost was about $15,000.

The Lighthouse Department has ordered the buildings at Assateague Lighthouse to be painted and cement walks laid.

The planting of clams on Pocomoke Sound is to some extent taking the place of oyster planting. James T. Weaver & Bro., of Saxis, have already planted 500,000 and are daily adding to their stock.

The sawmill of Sydney R. Jones, near Belle Haven, was destroyed by fire Friday night. He had just finished overhauling the machinery preparatory to commencing work. The loss was $1,500, with no insurance.

The new Baptist Church at Bethel was dedicated Sunday. Dr. W. E. Hatcher, of Richmond, preaching the sermon. The building cost over $8,000, and is one of the most imposing and attractive in the county.

Sturgeon fishing began Monday on the ocean side, and the work of the week was quite successful.

Ten days ago the residence of Mrs. Hattie Bunting of Chincoteague, was entered and $282 in cash stolen. Thursday last a letter inclosing $150 was found on her front porch. The writer stated that the balance had been used in paying debts, but would be returned later. The reason given for its return was "conscience condemned, and couldn't keep it."

The recent order of the Agriculture Department of Washington, prohibiting the floating and drinking of oysters, is a serious loss to Chincoteague planters. Besides the capital invested in floats, gasoline pumps and drinking boxes, the sale of the oysters will be injured, the floating and drinking having added much to their appearance.

Richmond, Va.
April 11, 1910