Peninsula Enterprise, June 30, 1894


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Holidays

The stores in Onancock will be closed on 4th of July.


Laborers -- Construction

Mr. W. A. P. Strang fell 14 feet from a scaffold at Drummondtown Methodist Church, last Saturday, spraining his ankle and receiving a shaking up generally.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

Camp meeting on the Turlington grounds will begin on Friday, the 10th of August and continue one week. The adjoining circuits and pastors are most cordially invited to co-operate.


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools

Dr. Charles L. Harmanson, Onancock, was elected at meeting of Board of Trustees of Margaret Academy last week, to fill vacancy in same caused by the death of his father, Dr. John L. Harmanson.


African-Americans -- Work - Agriculture

James W. Burton, colored, still keeps the record which he has had for several years, of shipping the first barrels of sweets of the season. He sent it by steamer last Thursday to Baltimore, consigned to J. H. Seward & Co., commission merchants of that city. he beats his own record by a few days this year.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - BicyclingInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction

Accomac C. H.

Bicycles are in demand here and charge for same is 40 cents an hour.

A handsome dwelling is in course of erection here for Mr. John Cameron.


Transportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresTransportation -- Water - FreightTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal ordersMoral -- Alcohol


Our farmers endorse your comments on the excessive charges of the N. Y. P. & N. R. R., and they are showing their determination by shipping by sail-boats. One schooner loaded for New York last week, another is now loading for Philadelphia and another schooner for New York. We expect to run a regular line from Atlantic wharf. Many of our truckers declare that they will never again ship by rail when they can ship by water, unless the railroad reduces freight. If we stand together all is well. In union is strength. Self preservation is the first law of nature.

Col. Lee, of Washington, D. C., lectured at the M. P. Church Sunday and Monday nights and organized a tent of the I. O. Rechabites. We want no "speak easies" in our midst.


Transportation -- Water - FreightTransportation -- Water - Boat buildingTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racingInfrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing


Fish are being caught at sea by our fishermen in large quantities.

All of our sea-going boats are engaged in running potatoes from the mainland to New York city.

Mr. Henry Timmons received this week a batteau built by Capt. John Richardson, of Wachapreague, the handsomest one ever sold on this Island of his make. She is open to a race with any boat of equal dimensions in our waters.

The Baptist woods-meeting has been quite a success of late. Seven of the converts were baptized by Rev. S. U. Grimsley last Sunday.

Schooner Medora Francis arrived here this week with cargo of merchandise and a few watermelons which were sold readily at 50 cents each.

John W. Daniel, owned by Shield & Bro., Belle Haven, won the free-for-all race, 2.45 class, in the races at the Snow Hill Gentlemen's Driving Park, on the 19th inst., in 2.39 1/2. John W. Otwell, the star horseman of the county, handled the ribbons on the occasion.


Moral -- Property crime


Chicken thieves made a raid on Rev. A. S. Beane's poultry on last Sunday night, and carried off about thirty chickens. They left no traces by which they are likely to be caught.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

Marsh Market.

Shiloh Baptist Church has been completed and it is pronounced by those who have seen and examined it as one of the nicest churches on the Eastern Shore.

Bicycle Races.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - BicyclingTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

Bicycle races at Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair will be as follows:

First Day -- open to all contestants, who ride wheels not higher than 63 inch gear, mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $10 -- first $5, second $3, third $2.

Fourth Day -- open to all contestants and no restrictions, mile heats, best 2 in 3, for purse of $10 -- first $5, second $3, third $2.

A. M. NOTTINGHAM, Secretary.

Baseball Notes.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball

In a match game of baseball between Birdsnest and Bridgetown nines at Birdsnest on 16th inst., the score was 29 to 15 in favor of former.

The Onancock and Cape Charles clubs play at Cape Charles, July 4th. The Parksley and Pocomoke clubs play the same day on the latter's grounds.

The Drummondtown and Modestown baseball clubs will play at Accomac C. H., July 4th. Game to be called at 3:30 o'clock. Batteries -- Drummondtown, Lilliston and Taylor; Modestown, Gillespie and Shreves


Transportation -- Water - FreightTransportation -- Railroad - Rates and fares

Thousands of barrels of produce, we are advised through authentic sources, are being sent by the Eastern Shore Steamboat Co., which but for the Jersey City delivery, would have been sent by railroad, and many shipments have been made that way, which have come to our knowledge, confirming statements in that respect. Distance indeed does not seem to count with many of our farmers in hauling their produce this season, and it is not an unusual thing this year for them to take their produce by the stations to wharves of the steamboat co. four or five miles further off. They say, that rather than be imposed upon, they are willing to give themselves the extra trouble to ship by a company which has always dealt squarely with them.


Transportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresTransportation -- Water - Freight

The wharves on the sea-side in Accomac, of late, have had a business appearance very much like that before the arrival of the N. Y., P. & N. R. R. Four weeks ago their usefulness as shipping points was considered a thing of the past, to day thousands of barrels of produce are being shipped from them to New York City and arrangements are being made for the transportation of much larger quantities from them in the future. Until the iniquities of the Jersey City delivery was made known to them, no other means of shipping their produce was thought of except by rail, now shipments by rail for the most part, mean that our farmers have no other way of sending their produce to market. In their efforts to escape the injustice of the Pennsylvania railroad Company schooners are being loaded by them at almost every point from Chincoteague to Machipongo and they are being filled not only to capacity but in many instances could not carry the produce brought to them. That the number of schooners will be increased and the facilities so enlarged, as to make our farmers independent of the railroad Company, we believe, and the spirit actuating them is certainly a very proper one. No people ever gave a heartier welcome to a railroad Co., than we have to the N. Y., P. & N. R. R., or has contributed more cheerfully to its support, or would wish it greater success now, if the demands upon them by those controlling it had anything of fairness in them or any sort of decent regard for their rights, but when like a viper which has been warmed into life by their kindness, it turns to sting them, they would be less than human, if they did not seek to protect themselves against the monster. Of course our people will persevere in the fight which they have begun, and cannot fail of the victory in the end which should be theirs.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
June 30, 1894