Peninsula Enterprise, September 28, 1889


reprinted from Cape Charles Headlight.Weather -- Northeast stormsNatural resources -- Shoreline migrationInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Quarantine, federal

Information has been received at the Marine Hospital Bureau from Cape Charles Quarantine station, showing that in the gale of the 10th and 11th, insts., the tide rose eight feet and washed away the north end of the island, leaving the hospital in the surf and breaking up the floor. About 200 feet of the island disappeared.


reprinted from Cape Charles Pioneer.Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Road - Construction

A building boom has again struck Cape Charles. There is to be erected in the next three months over twenty-five new houses. We are glad to see this new life springing up again.

Capt. O. A. Browne has opened up an extension of Mason avenue leading to the bay shore, to be used as a drive and promenade walk, and has thrown it open to the public.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Belle Haven.

In a trotting race on our track at this place between Prince owned by Mr. E. S. Willis, and Lou owned by Mr. Rosser Savage, for a purse of $100, Prince was an easy victor in three straight heats.

An enlargement of the storehouse of West, Willis & Wyatt now being made, it indicates increasing trade of the enterprising firm. More room was needed for the large stock of goods which they expect to get in shortly, to meet the demands of their trade.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companiesInfrastructure -- Public : Schools


An office is being erected in our town for the occupancy of Messrs. John H. Riley and Thos. B. Quinby, insurance and real estate agents.

The Onancock Academy opened this session with the largest number of pupils in attendance during any year of its existence. It is the best preparatory school in Virginia, and deserves a liberate patronage.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - General StoresFields -- Livestock - Horses


A new store was recently opened here by Mr. E. H. Hastings.

A Gray Eagle colt, two years old, was sold here recently by Mr. H. C. Northam to Otwell & Bro., for the sum of $185.

Rayon D'Or vs. Prince Charlie.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

The current issue of the Kentucky Live Stock Record contains two interesting tables of the performances of the "get" of Rayon d'Or and Prince Charlie this season. The grand showing made by the Prince Charlie makes his death more than ever to be regretted. The two tables briefly show the following:

RAYON D'OR. -- Forty-three starters that have run in 384 races, with 69 firsts, 63 seconds and 54 thirds, earning $148,235, of which Chaos contributed $63,550 and Tenny $29,453.

PRINCE CHARLIE. -- Twenty-four starters that have run in 160 races, with 44 firsts, 33 seconds and 44 thirds, earning $148,041, of which Salvator contributed $67,195, Protection $26,225, Benerita $19,400 and Princess Bowling, $11,095.

The total of Rayon d'Or's earnings was increased several thousand dollars on Friday and Saturday by Tea Tray's winnings at Sheepshead Bay. -- New York World, Sept. 16, 1889.

The horse Rayon d'Or is the property of the Hon. Wm. L. Scott, and the horse will in all probability be the first sire of race horses in the United States for this year.

We feel much interest in the stock of Mr. Scott because he is a Virginian and trains his horses on the Eastern Shore in Northampton county.

Chaos, the winner of the Futurity on the 4th inst., a stake worth sixty-three thousand dollars, was trained and brought out at Cape Charles last winter.

We understand that Mr. Scott is so well pleased with the Eastern Shore for training horses, that he will enlarge his stable at an early day -- so as to accommodate those that will be brought down next winter.

Chesapeake Agricultural Fair Association.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Agricultural Fair, held Saturday, September 21st, it was decided to have a ladies' equestrian parade on the second day of the fair. The parade will come off at 12 o'clock, and there will be in line about twenty-five fair equestriennes, gaily mounted and comprising the youth, beauty and culture of Northampton.

It was also decided to have fifty additional stables built, the present number being deemed insufficient for the accommodation of the large number of horses entered for the fair.

Arrangements have been made to have a daily steamer ply between Cape Charles and Norfolk, Hampton and Old Point during the fair, and it is probable that the steamer Eastern Shore will extend her trip to this place on Monday and Thursday, giving the people of upper Northampton and Accomac, living on the water courses, easy access to the fair, and an excellent opportunity for the transportation of exhibits, etc.

All exhibits shipped by railroad or steamer should be directed to Lucius Nottingham, who will transport them to the fair ground and deliver them at landing or depot after the fair, free of charge.

All persons wishing to make large exhibits should write to Henry L. Upshur, Eastville, Va., who will give them all necessary information.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
September 28, 1889