Peninsula Enterprise, December 6, 1902


Farmers -- Farmers' organizationsTransportation -- Railroad - FreightInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate


The Exchange people closed their business here this week after a very prosperous season. Their potato shipments amounted to about 42,000 barrels.

Dr. W. W. Kerns has made improvement, in his office this week by an additional room as a private consultation room, to meet the demands of his profession.

Mr. R. J. Taylor has purchased the house and lot of Dr. W. W. Kerns, formerly owned by Mr. J. L. Shockley, is making improvements in dwelling and will occupy same in a few days.

Mr. John L. Shockley, who recently sold his dwelling at this place to Dr. W. W. Kerns, has purchased a lot in Salisbury, Md., where he has erected a dwelling, and will move to that place in a few weeks to occupy same.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - General StoresSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideTransportation -- Water - FreightForests -- Forest products - Stove WoodForests -- Shipping : WaterInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceTransportation -- Water - StrandingsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Planting


Messrs. Adams & Son are improving their store property by putting in glass fronts.

Schooners Maggie Davis and John Wesley were loaded here this week with oysters for Philadelphia, eight or ten other schooners with like cargo for Norfolk and Schooner Albertie with cord wood for New York.

Steamer Chincoteague is now making extra trips for the accommodation of oyster and clam shippers. From 600 to 700 barrels are now being sent to market daily by rail.

The bill of Mr. Jordan, to be introduced into our Legislature, to sell the natural oyster privileges at public auction is received with much indignation here. If it becomes a law it will, in their opinion, not only deprive those who now catch the oysters of a means of livelihood but decrease instead of adding to the revenues of the State. They would then be too poor to pay taxes on oysters or other property owned by them.

Schooners Maggie Davis and R. B. Leeds ran ashore on Chincoteague bar last week and probably would have been a total loss but for the timely assistance of Capt. J. B. Whealton and crew of Wallops Island life savers. Schooner Claudia V. also ashore in Tom's Cove was gotten off by Capt. Feddeman and crew of Assateague station.

Mr. D. J. Whealton, of Philadelphia, is here looking after his handsome new dwelling in course of erection on the site of his old one. It will cost about twelve thousand dollars and the handsomest on the Shore.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - TelephoneInfrastructure -- Commercial - NewspapersTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - DogsMoral -- Alcohol


Mr. Wainwright, representative and lineman for the Diamond State [Telephone Company], is in town this week. It is understood that Mr. Wainwright will make Onancock his headquarters in the gigantic improvements that his company will make in the lines.

To show the wide circulation of the Enterprise it is well to tell the following incident: Mr. William C. West, proprietor of the Onancock Hotel, had a fine English setter gyp for sale, so wisely took out a short business ad, in the Enterprise. Many inquiries were received concerning the gyp, among them, two from Pennsylvania, but a Baltimore man saw the ad. and bought the gyp in short order from Mr. West at a handsome price.

Hon. William T. Bundick, Accomack's gifted temperance orator, is home from a month's temperance tour of North Carolina. He will now rest for the winter.


MigrationInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateTransportation -- Road - LiveriesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Mr. Will Parks, of Metompkin, occupied the home recently purchased by him, near Onley, last Tuesday.

Mr. L. J. Bull, our energetic townsman, has built a very fine Exchange stables on his premises at this place.


Fields -- Livestock - Horses


Mr. J. Lee Justis attended the horse sale at Madison Square Garden last week and purchased a fine 3 year-old.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - Telephone


The Atlantic Telephone line was sold on last Monday to the Diamond State Telephone Co., at a price satisfactory, if is stated, to the stockholders. Under the new management big improvements are promised and the public, it is believed, will be benefitted by the change of owners.


Watermen -- Watermen's organizationsSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Planting


A mass meeting of the oystermen of this vicinity has been called here for Saturday evening next, to form an oyster league and to protest against any radical oyster legislation during the present session of the Legislature. It appears to be consensus of opinion here to concede all the barren bottoms in the Baylor Survey for planting purposes, but to resist to the last any encroachment of the natural rocks, or any participation of non-residents in our oyster industry.

Confederate Pension Board.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans

The new board of Confederate Pension Commissioners, consisting of Jas. F. Hargis, Geo. W. Kilmon and J. H. Fletcher, Jr., met at Accomac C. H., December 4th, and organized by electing J. H. Fletcher, Jr., chairman, and Geo. W. Kilmon, secretary. They will hold their next meeting at Accomac C. H., Friday, December 12th, 10 o'clock a. m., and at that meeting they are required by law to examine into and pass upon the merits of the following list of pensioners sent them by the Auditor of Public Accounts:

Richard F. Ames, Wm. J. Eichelburger, John W. Elliott, Elizabeth B. Grinnalds, Sarah M. Harrison, Wm. H. Harrison, Thomas Justice, Shadrack T. Kellam, John R. Onley, John W. Phillips, Peter E. Payne, George E. Rew, William Russell, of Wm., R. S. Taylor, Wm. H. Twyford, A. Wessells, Robert W. Young, Mary W. Young.

These pensioners are urgently requested to be present at this meeting so that the Board may obtain from them such information as the law makes it necessary for it to know in order to pass upon their rights to draw a pension under the Act of the Legislature passed April 2d, 1902.

All new applicants for pensions, under the law of April 2d, 1902, must file their applications with John D. Grant, clerk of Accomack Circuit Court, who has blanks for such applications and will furnish same to all who may apply to him, giving their P. O. address.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
December 6, 1902