Peninsula Enterprise, November 2, 1895


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Surveying

The commissioners appointed by the court to examine the oyster rocks in Pungoteague Creek omitted, it was claimed in the survey of Lieut. Baylor, and reported that 245 acres were omitted and the same have been surveyed and platted by D. F. White, county surveyor.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

The "Old Defenders," a bachelor organization at Accomac C. H., ostensibly of those who never marry, but really for the promotion of marriage, were entertained to a magnificent feast at the Hotel Doughty, on Tuesday night. It was at the expense of Mr. John A. Bundick, who was married on the next day, and as a punishment for becoming a benedict.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Water - FreightSea -- Finfish - Catch : Trout


A new barn and stables are being built at Pope's Island Life Saving Station by Uncle Sam.

Our building boom continues. A new dwelling is in course of erection for B. F. Collins and another will soon be for O. W. Dunton, Edgar V. Twyford is enlarging his house and improving it by porches and the Red Men's hall just completed, is creditable to the Order and an ornament to the Island.

Schooner Thomas Thomas, Capt. William Harrison, made the quickest trip of the season -- from Chincoteague to James River in 48 hours -- with cargo of oysters.

Trout fish, the largest ever seen here, are being caught at this time by our fishermen. Their weight is from 10 to 12 pounds each.

Schooner Sunbeam loaded here this week with oysters, for Norfolk -- Schooner Maggie Davis arrived from New York with cargo of coal.

The merry-go-round failed to get the nickels, on account of the lateness of the season and has gone into winter quarters. It has been taken down and packed away here till the spring.


MigrationInfrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companiesForests -- Barrel factories


Several of our young farmers are anxious to go South to engage there in the trucking business. High rents and lateness of the season in this latitude, combined, are the reasons given for the contemplated change of home. Go South young man, go South. That is the Eldorado, for the trucker of energy, grain and muscle.

It is said that $15,000 worth of horses are insured in the company here. That is a great and beneficial institution for many of our farmers owning stock.

Sea trout and fat-back are very plentiful in our section at present. On Friday of last week, Messrs. Al Mason and Bob Rayfield, caught with a short net 3,500, and Messrs. D. Abbott and Charles Ewell 2,000 of these delicious denizens of the deep. Truly this is a favored country, if the dews and rains of heaven fail us, the briny deep stands ready to yield a rich harvest of choicest food for our people.

Messrs. Chandler and Womble, coopers of this place, will soon start a barrel factory on Chincoteague Island. They are good workmen and worthy young men and should receive the support of the public in their business.

Robert Lewis suffered quite a loss on Monday last, in the accidental death of a blooded mare, which he had bought just a day or so previous. Fortunately for Mr. Lewis the animal was insured in the Mutual Live Stock Insurance Association of this place, for about two-thirds of its value.

George M. Fisher, one of our best citizens, came very near having his nice new home entirely destroyed by fire last week. The well afforded but very little water, but fortunately a barrel of water drawn some weeks before had not been emptied, and this little supply saved his building. Origin of fire unknown. The building was insured with the popular fire and life insurance agents Groton & Doughty, of Onancock, one of whom came up immediately to adjust the loss. The building was struck by lightning some weeks ago. Fisher masters fire and dodges lightning. What can the storm or the deluge to with this man of fate?


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches


Meeting here grows in power, and is stirring the whole people. House don't seat the crowd -- 26 professions, 23 received for baptism and others by letter. Church members work faithfully. Many visitors attend. Dr. Blackwell's plain, pointed preaching awakens sinners and quickens saints. What a rich treat some folks have missed. Baptism Saturday morning. May all the people be saved.


Fields -- Livestock - Dog problemProfessionals -- BuildersMoral -- Other violent crime


Sargeant Riley has started out to kill all the dogs belonging to citizens within the corporate limits who refuse to pay the dog tax. "Up taxes" or "gone dogs." Serve all alike and continue the good work.

Contractors Mears and Latham have begun work on the Presbyterian Church, on Main St.

George Tankard, a colored man, was struck on the head with a rock last Saturday night, by a negro named George B. Poulson. Tankard was unconscious for a night and a day. Dr. E. W. Robertson sewed up the cuts made in skull and cheek by the stone. The scoundrel who would thus murder his fellow ought to be severely dealt with. Such doings in the centre of the town should not be tolerated.


Professionals -- SurveyorsMoral -- Vagabonds


D. F. White, while surveying last week near Masonville, had the misfortune to lose his survey's chain. Some one picked it up along the county road, during his absence on one of the lines. A liberal reward will be paid for its return.

Tramps have been plentiful with us lately, and it is suggested by some of our citizens, that our next Legislature give us a law for working them on our county roads.


Fields -- Crops - CornInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Public : Schools


Our farmers are storing their latter potatoes for better prices and harvesting their corn. The yield of corn is much better than, it was thought, it would be several weeks ago.

Mr. John W. Corbin sold his farm to Dr. Edward S. Hayward, and not Taylor, as reported in you last issue.

The Pungoteague Academy has just bought another new piano for their music department. The school is progressing finely.


Transportation -- Water - Strandings


A three masted schooner, name unknown at this writing, went ashore near little Machipungo Inlet, on last Tuesday night.


Infrastructure -- Public : Colleges

Everyone who loves the cause of education has received with sorrow the news of the destruction of Virginia's great institution of learning, and there can be but one sentiment among all Virginians, that the buildings must be restored to their original beauty and usefulness. The destruction of the University to the country at large a great calamity, to us is a personal loss, and its smoking and smouldering ruins cry aloud for help from all the people of the old Commonwealth. To that end meetings are being held in many parts of the State and funds are being raised to repair as far as money can the damage wrought by the flames. An appeal for help from Accomac is made through a committee appointed at a meeting held in the city of Richmond, on 29th ult., as follows:

"At a meeting of our citizens held to-day, the following resolution, with the preamble thereto, was unanimously adopted:

Every citizen of Virginia should feel an interest in upbuilding the seat of learning founded upon broad and liberal principles by Thomas Jefferson, regarded by him and every friend of education with pride and affection, and justly known as the "University of the South": therefore be it

Resolved, That each newspaper throughout the Commonwealth be requested to receive a subscription from the people for the purpose of repairing the ravages of fire and restoring the University of Virginia to an enlarged sphere of usefulness, an appeal to be made to each individual for such contribution as may be afforded, whether large or small, and the fund so collected to be paid over to the rector and visitors of the University of Virginia for the uses of that institution in its hour of need.

We beg that you will call upon the people of your community to make contributions through your office. Those present at our meeting to day promptly subscribed $8195.00, and we hope to collect a much larger sum from others who were not present. Many of our large contributions have come from gentlemen who were never at the University, and we feel that every citizen of the Commonwealth should be moved to give something. We are confident that an adequate sum can be raised if the newspapers of the State will exert their influence in the cause; and this we are sure you and your brethren of the press will be glad to do. We suggest that you secure as much as possible in cash, publishing the name of each contributor; but to provide for those who are able and wish to give larger sums we enclose the form of subscription used by us. Please print this form in your paper so that it may be cut out and utilized. We hope the hearts of our people may be touched, and that a generous hand may be extended by the ladies and children as well as the men of Virginia."

The editor of this paper acquiesces cheerfully in the request contained in the above, and will be glad to receive and forward promptly any contribution left at this office.


Natural resources -- Conservation - Game

A meeting of the Eastern Shore Game Protective Association will be held at Eastville, Monday, 11th inst., court day.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 2, 1895