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Farmers prepare for spring planting

110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 2, 1911from the Mathews Journal

The farmers are beginning to make preparations for the spring work. They can be seen cleaning their fields of stalks and hauling out barn yard manure.

When you want a good broom ask your deal for the broom that is labeled “Tidewater Broom Works, Laban, Va.” and you will get the best broom straw that grows. There is no grass, nor rush, filled inside of them.

Miss Lola May Foster, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. James W. Foster of Mathews, and Mr. Milton C. Sawyer were married at the Loraine Hotel, on Feb. 23 at 6 o’clock. Rev. G.W. Swope performed the ceremony. The wedding march was rendered by Miss Lambert, of Norfolk. The couple left immediately after by way of the Old Dominion line for New York.

The Confederate Board of Pensions, of Mathews, will meet in the Court-house here on Wednesday, March 8. Those desiring to secure pensions should have their credentials ready to present on that date. —W.E. Fitchett, Chairman

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