Peninsula Enterprise, April 21, 1894


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

A telegram from Crisfield, Md., announces an engagement between the oyster gunboat Chesapeake and the Maryland oyster pirates at Woman's Marsh, Tuesday. The latter fled pursued by the Chesapeake.


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

The schooners William E. Price and C. W. Stevenson were not sold by Sheriff WIse, last Saturday, as advertised in this paper. A telegram was received from Governor O'Ferrall on that day, to postpone the sale indefinitely.


Moral -- Property crime

The henhouse of Mr. A. Phillips, near Melfa, was raided last week and about 25 chickens taken therefrom. Merchants in that vicinity are requested by him to confer with him if chickens are offered them for sale under suspicious circumstances.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

At a recent meeting of the directors of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair Association, Dr. John W. Kellam was elected president and Mr. A. M. Nottingham secretary. The fair opens this year on the 7th of August. The premium list in several of the departments will be considerably enlarged.


This parish of the P. E. Church is to be divided, and instead of including four churches, will hereafter contain only two -- St James', Accomac C. H., and Emmanuel, Jenkins Bridge. It is said that the present rector, Rev. H. L. Derby, has agreed to entertain a call from the Onancock and Pungoteague Churches.


Moral -- Vandalism

The barn and stables of Mr. Charles B. Lilliston, now of Thurman, N. C., formerly of this county, were destroyed by fire about two weeks ago. Three mules, one horse, fertilizers, farming implements, etc., were consumed by the flames. His loss was about $1200 -- no insurance. The fire was of incendiary origin. He has the sympathy of every one at his old home.


Transportation -- Water - Boat building

Accomac C. H.

Mr. G. W. Coard has just completed for Capt. Polk Long one of the handsomest and staunchest batteaux ever launched in this section. It is built of Spanish cedar, is 20 feet long, and will be known as the "Mabel Lewis."


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Circuses


Hunting's circus and menagerie exhibited here last Monday afternoon. It is estimated that about 2,000 persons were present. The performance is said to have been an excellent one and conducted in a very orderly manner.


Transportation -- Railroad - Personal injuryMoral -- AlcoholTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


Mr. Jesse Pannell, so dangerously hurt by train, was at church Sunday night, and his friends rejoice over his recovery from what seemed to be fatal injuries.

We thank your Belinda correspondent for kindly commending the Good Templars' Lodge at Marsh Market and hope he is a member. But to say it is "under the auspices of the members of Hall's Baptist Church" is misleading. They meet there Monday nights. The Chief, Rev. Mr. Clement, like every other faithful preacher, is an earnest temperance man. I think their forty-two members include Methodists as well as Baptists. Constitutionally, our Order cannot be denominational or sectarian in any sense. A Methodist preacher wrote its rituals. Throughout the world, Methodists, more than any other faith, lead us. At Hall's Chapel and everywhere, we affectionately invite every class and every individual to help some drunkard, shield the young, and stop liquor.


Transportation -- Road - Maintenance

Oak Hall.

Our roads are in splendid condition now for a Sunday afternoon drive, though some of our young people, of late, seem to prefer a "stroll" in preference to a ride.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball


Work has commenced on new dwelling of Capt. E. W. Hopkins.

In a match game of baseball between the Onancock and Academy nines, Tuesday, the latter were victors.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - TelephoneFields -- Other machineryTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal ordersInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


The Peninsula Telephone Co., incorporated at last term of the Circuit Court, which is to run from Harborton, via Pungoteague and Keller, to Wachapreague, has been contracted for and will probably be in operation by May 1st.

L. H. Ames & Son are still selling the Deering Mowers, and with the high reputation the machines have obtained they have but little trouble to obtain orders.

The heirs of Mr. N. S. Hoffman, deceased, who was a member of the improved Order of Hephtasophs, at this place, were paid the amount of his benefit certificate, $1,000, last Saturday. Such prompt payment continues the strong faith in the order.

A protracted meeting is in progress at M. E. Church, South, here, conducted by Rev. J. R. Griffith, the pastor, and up to this time there have been between forty and fifty conversions. The converts include many of the older and thinking men of this town. It is without exception the greatest revival this town ever experienced. The church is filled to overflowing every night. The meeting will be likely to continue for several days yet.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
April 21, 1894