Peninsula Enterprise, February 11, 1893


Transportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresTransportation -- Railroad - Regulation

The taking of depositions in the suit instituted by the farmers of Accomac against the N. Y. P. & N. R. R. Co., in regard to freight rates, was commenced at Accomac C. H. yesterday. Hon. John Goode was present as counsel for the farmers and Mr. Walke, of Walke & Old, Norfolk, for Railroad company.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Mr. F. H. Dryden, real estate agent, Pocomoke City, has sold E. T. Bundick, of Modestown, a very valuable truck farm in Somerset county, for $1500. Mr. Dryden has also sold within the last few days a farm to William Malchow, of the state of Kansas, for $2500, one to A. H. Lovejoy, of Long Island, New York, for $3000, and another to D. B. Laird, of Brooklyn, New York, for $1300.


DiseaseInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Prices


Our public schools have closed for two weeks on account of bad weather and an epidemic of measles and whooping cough. Prof. Percy Hudson, the principal, is still sick with measles.

Capt. B. S. Rich spent several days with us last week and paid out to the crews of the four Life Saving Stations, nearest to us, $14,000 and to those of his district $26,000 -- the largest ever made.

Our oysters have improved very much since the freeze and from 400 to 500 barrels are being forwarded to market daily by our shippers -- and selling, primes from $5 to $6 per barrel, culls $4 to $5, the best prices since the war. Clams also are being shipped in large quantities and big prices realized for them. Since the freeze we have surely been "in the swim."


Weather -- FreezesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionTransportation -- Water - FreightForests -- Forest products - LumberForests -- Shipping : WaterInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Much floating ice is reported on the bay.

Mrs. E. A. Merrill will erect soon a very large store on Main street, opposite F. A. West's store.

The new insurance office of Kelly Nottingham & Kellam, on North street, has just been completed.

The steamer "Pocomoke" arrived in the creek last Saturday, with a fairly full passenger list. This was her first trip since the late freeze-up.

Schr. Alice & Anna, Capt. Benjamin F. Crockett, arrived yesterday with a load of lumber. The schooner was four weeks ice-bound in Tangier harbor.

The church of the Holy Trinity was consecrated, with imposing ceremonies, by Bishop A. M. Randolph, Friday afternoon, of last week. The seating capacity of the church was tested to its utmost, the aisles being crowded with persons who could not procure seats. The music was of unusual excellence. At night the Bishop confirmed a class of twelve.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - IceInfrastructure -- Public : SchoolsMoral -- FirearmsWeather -- FreezesFields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Seed and slips


Ice-houses filled this winter with ice of best quality.

The pupils in the public school of this place number nearly one hundred.

Paul Winder, accidentally shot in his foot several weeks ago, will not, as was first thought, lose a part of same.

The steamer Eastern Shore made her first trip here last Monday, since the freeze and had a heavy cargo for the different points on her route.

Sweet potato seed are very much in demand in this section. About one person in ten has carried them through the severe winter successfully.

Public School Report for January.

Infrastructure -- Public - Government : School administration

No. of schools in operation 118; No. of graded schools 28; No. of pupils enrolled 4,590; No. of pupils in average daily attendance 2,519; No. of schools visited by Supt. 12.

Largest enrollment -- Atlantic District. Best average attendance -- Lee. Banner school on average attendance for January -- No. 15, Tangier Island.

John. E. Mapp, Supt. Schools.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcement

Captain Reed, of the Virginia fishing force, surprised the dredgers on Woman's Marsh today. It was supposed that Captain Reed was ice-bound in Pungoteague, but they were undeceived when he came up and fired a ball at them. One of the oystermen says the ball struck so near him that it splashed a great quantity of water on his vessel. It was interesting to see the boats fleeing across the line.

In the above extract from a Crisfield dispatch to the Baltimore Sun, under date of the 7th, the merits of a faithful and efficient officer are recognized by his enemies. The people of Accomac concur in the testimony they thus bear to his worth as an official, and an examination of the records of our courts, as to the captures made by him, show that he is entitled to our respect and that our neighbors over the line have cause for fearing him.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
February 11, 1893