Monday, February 21, 2011

Delmar News July 1900

From the Salisbury advertiser July 21, 1900

Delmar News

The M. P. and M. E. churches will give an excursion to Ocean City, Wednesday July 25. Train leaving here at 8 A.M. and returning 7 P.M.

The young men of the town gave a delightful strawride on Wednesday of last week. Those who enjoyed the pleasant ride were Misses Blanche Marvil, Ethel Hastings, Pearle Lowe, Blanche Reninger, Ethel Hayman, Daisy Culver, Bertha Sturgis, Lillian English, Messrs Jno. Elliott, Oscar Sharp, Harley Elliott, Loran German, Claude Phillips, Arthur Ellis, William Marvil and Harry Herman. The company after meeting at the home of Miss Blanche Marvil drove around and then started for the picnic at Zion. All reported having a most delightful evening.

The young gentlemen of the town met Tuesday evening to organize a band. The following gentlemen handed in their names; H. Sipple, T. L. Barker, L. Allie Melson, Sam'l Culver, A. German, L. German, H. German, H. Collins, Horace Benson, J. W. Elliott, S. M. Ellis, Vernon Hastings, Geo. W. Nichols, Claude Phillips, A. B. Elliott. the people should welcome the band and do all they can to help them make a success.

For several days the temperature has been hovering around 100 degrees and some farmers have abandon field work.

Peaches are coming in plentifully but the quality is poor. Peaches are selling here at 15 to 30 cents a basket.

Blackberries are selling at three to four cents per quart and many are being shipped to Cape Charles City.

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