Peninsula Enterprise, May 25, 1895


reprinted from Norfolk Ledger, May 20.Moral -- Other

The suit of Rev. A. J. Reamy and wife vs. the Pilot Publishing Company, Rev. Sam W. Small and Rev. W. C. Lindsay, came up in the Court of Law and Chancery to day on a demurrer to the declaration of the plaintiffs, which was argued by Judge Kendall and Mr. Sam W. Small for the defendants, and Mr. John Neely for the plaintiffs in the case. The gist of the demurrer was that the plaintiffs, contrary to law, blended in one count a common law and statutory offence. The court took the matter under advisement, and will not render an opinion before next Friday.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Mr. William S. Ayres, of Accomac C. H., has opened out a stock of general merchandise in storehouse recently built by him at Weirwood on N. Y., P. & N. R. R. near Nassawadox station.


Moral -- Vagabonds

A white woman giving the name of Jennie Jones, the same, doubtless, who was taken off of railroad track some days ago near Tasley to prevent her from committing suicide, was found in a semi-conscious condition last Tuesday in a pit-hole on the railroad near Richmond.


Transportation -- Road - Maintenance

The road machine has reached out town and is doing good work. Everybody thinks that Mr. J. T. Burton, who is working it, is the right man in the right place.


Moral -- Vandalism

The barn and stables, together with several bags of fertilizer and a horse, the property of Henry Smith, of near Craddockville, were destroyed by fire on Thursday night of last week. His loss is about $200. The origin of the fire is unknown but is supposed to be the work of an incendiary.


Fields -- Crops - StrawberriesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction

Belle Haven.

Strawberries are extremely scarce in the neighborhood.

Mr. I. Luke Mapp's residence on Main street will be completed shortly. It will be occupied by Rev. R. E. C. Lawson.

Mr. A. P. Kellam's dwelling, next to postoffice, is receiving its finishing touches, and will be occupied by Mr. S. J. Shield and family.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsFields -- Livestock - SheepTransportation -- Water - Marine railwaysTransportation -- Water - SailboatsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing


The Wallops Island Club House is now occupied by several of its members, the first of the season.

The annual sheep-penning on Assateague, this year, takes place Wednesday, June 5th. Extensive preparations will be made to entertain the crowd which is expected to be in attendance.

The Schooner Thomas Thomas belonging to W. J. Matthews and Capt. William Harrison is at the railway of J. E. Tull, Pocomoke City, for repairs.

John Bowden and John Collins bought the Schooner R. F. Hastings of Gordon Jones, of Oak Hall, for $500, last week, and sailed on Saturday for North Carolina, with thirty-two of the "Sanctified" band on board.

John C. Otwell, of Horntown, has taken charge of the "Worcester County Driving Park" at Snow Hill, and expects many entries from upper Accomac. W. J. Matthews and Dr. N. S. Smith took their "flyer" there this week to be trained and entered in the races which come off on June 12th and 13th.


Transportation -- Road - MaintenanceFields -- Crops - StrawberriesTransportation -- Road - Shell surfacingSea -- Finfish - Methods : Purse and other netsSea -- Fish factoriesProfessionals -- Seafood dealers


There seems to be some kicking in other parts of the county in regard to road machine and the improved way of working the roads. We have to say, that we will gladly welcome it here again, as we already see a marked improvement in our roads and want more of the same kind at an early date.

Our berry-growers started their berries to market about ten days ago, but up to this writing the shipments have not been heavy and there is considerable complaint of a shortage in the crop.

Schooner J. C. Johnson, Capt. C. W. Marsh, unloaded shells here last Saturday to be used for the improvement of the roads at this place.

Sparrow, Marsh & Co., have started purse net fishing for the American Fish Guano Co., and will give employment to quite a lot of our citizens.

Capt. Edward Crockett has arrived home from North Carolina where he has been for several weeks buying oysters for C. R. Lewis & Co., of Lewisetta, Va.

The spring work of beautifying our homes has begun. O. L. Hutchinson has improved his dwelling by building a porch across the front and painting same, and J. R. Hutchinson has a porch in course of erection across front of his residence.


Weather -- Rain storms

New Church.

Our farmers report great injury to their crops, caused by the late rains.


Professionals -- Commission merchants


Mr. G. G. Joynes, of the firm of J. M. Williams & Co., has returned from South Carolina, and is now in Philadelphia to handle the berry trade from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Mr. Joynes reports, that the Irish potato crop of Charleston is as fine as he has ever seen and that they are now in the midst of their shipping. That at Newburn N. C. the recent heavy rain has drowned the crops -- the heaviest growers do not calculate upon half a yield and the crop will not be ready to market before the 11th or 12th of June.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Second homesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateFields -- Crops - StrawberriesTransportation -- Road - Maintenance


Mr. Chadbourne and family, of Savin Hill, Boston, sojourners in our town during the winter, have returned home.

William Colona has sold his house and lot in this town to William T. Parks, Jr.

The strawberry crop in this vicinity has been badly damaged by the rainy weather of late and will be a very short one.

The road machine is now at work in this district, and the prospect of the good roads promised by the use of same, is a very pleasing one to our people.

To Purchase the Hallet Homestead.

reprinted from Richmond Dispatch, May 21.Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Lodges

A party of gentlemen from different sections of the United States, consisting of Senator Miller, General Whipple, Judge Wallace, Mr. Richard Butler, Mr. Munn, Hon. John S. Wise, and Judge Seddon, of St. Louis, have just returned from Cape Charles, where they have been to inspect the Hallet Homestead, with a view to purchasing it for an all-the-year resort for hunting, fishing, etc., and the entertainment of their guests. They were charmed with the site, and, it is said, will shortly close the purchase. -- Richmond Dispatch, 21st.

Regatta of Accomac Club.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - LodgesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

The Annual Regatta of the Accomac Club will take place this year on Monday, June 3d, at their clubhouse, Wachapreague Inlet.

All the races will be open to Accomac and Northampton, bay-side and sea-side, as follows:

First race -- Dead-rise, 16 feet and under, two prizes.

Second race -- Dead-rise, 15 feet and under, two prizes.

Third race -- Free for all, 18 feet and under, two prizes.

All races will be sailed to and from the wind, as near as may be. Measurements will be by the rule heretofore adopted by the Club, and no boat will be entered until duly measured. The following gentlemen, members of the local committee, will measure any boat taken to them between now and the day of the regatta, and certify for the same: Dr. John W. Kellam, Locustville; Messrs. S. S. Kellam and A. T. Mears, Wachapreague; Capt. L. E. Core, Cedar Island; Capt. Frank S. Smith, Machipongo Creek. It is desired that boatmen will take advantage of this opportunity, when convenient, to avoid delay and confusion at the start.

The public is respectfully and cordially invited. The club-house will be reserved for ladies, as usual, and it will be the pleasure of the Club to have them grace the occasion with their presence. All arrangements have been delegated to a committee of prominent and representative citizens selected from both counties, and no pains will be spared to make the occasion orderly, agreeable and pleasant for all.

By order of the COMMITTEE.

Body Washed Ashore.

Watermen -- Personal injury

On their way to Norfolk, last week, Messrs. Robert Fletcher, Edward Mason and others found the body of drowned man on Myrtle Beach, near Smith Island. The description given by them of him is, that he was a large man, dressed in uniform, with brass buttons on them marked with star and anchor -- and had on also overalls and cork jacket. In his pockets they found gold watch, eye glasses, knife and two cents. He was badly decomposed -- there being no flesh on hands and face. Several letters were found on him all written to Samuel Brown, two from Sarah Brown from 515 Henry St., dated April 28th, 1894, and from 257 Baltic St., dated June 30th, 1894 -- and one from David J. Waldron, marked Adams House and Restaurant, 104 Thames St., Newport, R. I., dated March 6th, 1895. He was buried on Myrtle Beach by the parties who found him.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sportsfield sports - Hunting : Personal injuryTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Waterfowl and shorebird

Polk Lang, agent of Mrs. Mollie Stevens, will sell at public auction, for cash, on Monday, June 3d, at Accomac Club House, Sloop Mollie, 2 years old, carrying 150 bushels of oysters, breech loading hammerless gun, duck stools, &c. -- the property of John Stevens, deceased.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
May 25, 1895