Peninsula Enterprise, December 21, 1882



Our Modest Town correspondent, writing from that place, says the smallpox cases in Metompkin Township, recently under medical treatment, have recovered.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

Capt. George Johnson was buried at Onancock on yesterday with Masonic honors. The large number of brethren of the craft in attendance attested their appreciation of his worth as a member of their order -- but it was honored and loved -- as a citizen, husband, parent and friend he came well up to the standard of the full measure of a man.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Drugstores

Accomac C. H.

The new drug store of Messrs. Blackstone and Bell, No. 1 South Cross Street, of our town, will be opened to the public next week. Mr. Blackstone having gone to Baltimore to forward the stock. The new firm will carry a full line of drugs, toilet and fancy articles, perfumery, stationary, paints, oils, varnishes, etc. and the senior member being a practical pharmacist, our citizens can rely on having prescriptions carefully compounded.

They Have Come to Stay.


A family of twelve persons consisting of a gentleman and wife, and their three sons and their wives, &c, have recently moved to Boggsville from Wisconsin, with the view of making it their home. We are not positively advised as to what pursuits they will follow in their adopted home. It is known, however, that they bring their substance with them, and in whatever manner they may invest it they will be a desirable acquisition to the population of our county. We are glad to able to add that others from the same State are expected to settle in our county at an early date also.

Found Dead.

Moral -- Alcohol

Ben Smith, colored, was found dead on Monday, the 11th inst., at Rogers' mill near Pungoteague. The manner in which he came to his death, it is presumed, was by a fall from the carriage of the mill, on which he had made his bed on the night previous, while in a state of intoxication. A large gash on his head and the bloody stains on the sharp edge of a wheel, renders the surmise at least probable

Burned to Death.

Women -- Personal injuryWomen -- Work - In the home

ON Thursday of last week Mrs. Samuel Hill, of Assawoman, was burned so badly that she died the following day, having suffered great pain for about thirty hours during which time she was perfectly conscious. She was quilting, and had occasion to pass between the quilting-frame and stove, when her dress came in contact with the stove, took fire, and every vestige of clothing was burned from her body except the dress bands around her wrists and neck. She screamed, but no one was near to render assistance, save her three year old child, who was in the room but so frightened as to be helpless. Her husband, who is deaf, was in a potato house a little way off, but knew nothing of the sad affair until he finished the work and entered his home.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
December 21, 1882