Peninsula Enterprise, July 27, 1895


Transportation -- Road - Maintenance

The Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Wednesday, bought of the Maryland Agricultural Company, two Milburn hollow steel axle wagons, "to run with the road machines."


Transportation -- Road - Maintenance

The most of the money raised by taxation for road and bridge purposes is to be expended through the managers of the road machines, and very little of it through the road surveyors.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Banks

Mr. L. E. Mumford, who left Cape Charles a short while ago to engage in business at Laurel, Del., has moved back to Cape Charles, and will, it is stated, establish a banking house there.


African-Americans -- Religion

The District Conference of the A. M. E. Church, which has been in session, at Drummondtown since last Wednesday, adjourns to-day. Seventy-two preachers and lay delegates were expected from the churches in the Conference limits and the most of them were in attendance.


African-Americans -- SocietyTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

The "Grand Fair of Improvement" of the colored people, on Deep Creek, will commence August 20th, and continue 4 days.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

The campmeeting at Red Hills, begins August 4th.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

Rev. J. R. Sturgis will speak at the Baptist Fair, the 6th of August, on "Historic facts of the old South that the young should know and cherish."


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

In the regatta at Wachapreague, last Wednesday, under the auspices of the Accomac Club, in the free for-all class, bateau Retta Scarborough, owned by Henry Scarborough, of Wachapreague, won first prize, and bateau D. T. Whealton, owned by James Mumford, of Chincoteague, won second prize; in the 15 foot class, -- bateau owned by Joe Stephens, of Wachapreague, won first prize, and bateau Gertie Ray, owned by C. D. Flick, of Accomac C. H., won second prize.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

Belle Haven.

Of the number of trotting horses of this town Mr. William J. Duncan's mare "Jewel" holds the championship.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTransportation -- Water - FreightTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Second homesTransportation -- Railroad - Steamboats


Rev. S. U. Grimsley reports eleven conversions at his revival meeting, and through us offers thanks for improvements to parsonage property of late.

Schooner Recruit arrived this week from Philadelphia with furniture of A. T. Sharpley, who has rented a house here and will spend the summer with us.

Steamer Chincoteague left last Sunday for Wilmington, to be overhauled and painted. She is expected back in a few days. A sloop, freight boat and Steamer Lillie are now carrying passengers and freight to and from this place.


Infrastructure -- Public : Towns


Our town is greatly improved by a coat of whitewash.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- BuildersInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Marsh Market.

Mr. James T. Mears has erected a neat dwelling near his store for Mr. Gresham.

Rev. Charles Clement baptized three persons on Sykes Island last Sunday morning, and twenty persons agreed to assist in building a Baptist Church at that place.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - Water Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball


The town authorities are having a well settled to supply the thirsty with good water.

The home baseball club had an easy time defeating the Wachapreague team on Friday of last week.

Mr. Ellyson Guy has purchased of Dr. L. J. Harmanson a piece of land near the town and will improve same by new dwelling at once.

The dwelling of Mr. Walter Lewis, on Ker street, is nearly completed and will add greatly to the appearance of that part of the town.

The Onancock base-ball club for the second time defeated the Pungoteague club last Tuesday afternoon, at the latter club's grounds. Score 17 to 5.


Transportation -- Road - Maintenance


D. F. White has had charge of the road machine for several days in this district and it now looks as if we are to have good roads. Our people are already calculating on the great saving of team and vehicles by having good roads, with the exception of a few chronic croakers.

Accomac Baptist Association.

Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

The Accomac Baptist will meet with Chincoteague Church, Wednesday, August 14th, 11 a.m. The church is one and a half miles from New Church station, N. Y. P. & N. R. R. Rev. J. L. King preaches the sermon and Rev. A. B. Woodfin is alternate. Northbound train arrives at 1 p.m. Southbound train arrives at 3 p.m. As conveyances are scarce and demand will be great, all who can will please come in their own conveyance. All others please notify John F. Nelson, New Church, Va., what day and time to meet them, and clerks of churches will please send to him at once names of delegates appointed.

W. W. Wood, Pastor.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
July 27, 1895