Peninsula Enterprise, October 10, 1896


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans

The fair, advertised to be held under the auspices of Harmanson-West Camp, C. V., at Parksley, in October, has been postponed until another year, on account of the hard times and the failure to secure speakers, as was expected.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : DredgingLaborers -- FisheriesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- Builders


Quite a number of our people are oystering in Tangier Sound.

The dredge boats have all left here for Baltimore, Norfolk and other cities to get their crews and be ready for work October 15th.

Mr. James E. Harrison is repairing and enlarging his dwelling house near Andrew Chapel. Messrs. Hutchinson Bro., of Harborton, are the contractors.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Markets


Our oyster business is opening up. The shucking houses are running on full time, and barrel shipments have started. W. J. Matthews and William Harrison loaded their schooners J. R. Moffit and Thomas Thomas for Norfolk, this week.

Schooners Maggie Davis, D. J. Whealton, J. G. Conner, Boneta and Thomas Thomas arrived here this week from Providence, R. I.


Moral -- Firearms


Edward Sears, aged about 16 years, was shot and badly wounded by the accidental discharge of his gun at this place last Thursday. One of his hands was terribly lacerated. He was also badly wounded in the head by the discharge.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


The masons and contractors have finished their work on our brick block, and now the carpenters are in full charge pushing the buildings to completion as fast as possible.

Colored Teachers' Institute.

African-Americans -- Work - Business And professional Professionals -- Teachers

MR. EDITOR -- Please allow us space through your columns for the following: The eighth annual meeting of the Teachers' Institute of Accomac will convene at Onancock, Saturday, October 17th, 1896, 10 o'clock a. m.

We hope the teachers and patrons will attend the meeting and have the business of the year properly adjusted and plans for the ensuing years intelligently and creditably mapped out so that the good and efficient work of school teaching can be more effectively felt throughout the county. It is expected of each teacher to produce a paper for the occasion.

SAMUEL BURTON, Sec., Fair Oaks, Va., October 6th, 1896.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 10, 1896