Peninsula Enterprise, July 11, 1896


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball

In a match game of base ball last Saturday, between Pastoria and Drummondtown nines, the score was 15 to 33 in favor of the latter. A correspondent of Pastoria says that nine was not "in it," because of the absence of their best men.


Moral -- Property crime

Arthur Laws, colored, was lodged in the county jail, last Wednesday, on the charge of breaking into the store of Mr. Asa J. Bundick, Nelsonia, Tuesday night and taking therefrom, money, money purses, knives, and other articles. The footprints of the thief led to his house and two knives were found on his person which were identified as the property of Mr. Bundick.


Fields -- FertilizerTransportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans


Owing to the low prices of potatoes our farmers are very much discouraged, and if the railroad company wants to do the fair thing, it will make a rebate of 10 cents on the barrel to all shippers. The fertilizing companies should make a reduction of 10 per cent. also on all fertilizers sold.

Dr. Frank Fletcher, S. W. Matthews, James W. Broughton and Thomas Kelly attended the Confederate reunion in Richmond last week. They report a good time, but regret that more of the old Vets of Accomac were not there. The next reunion will be held at Nashville, Tenn., and it is to be hoped, that all old Vets on the Eastern Shore will try to be present on that occasion. Let a fund be started for the purpose of defraying the expenses of those who are not able to pay their way.


Infrastructure -- Public : SchoolsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ExcursionsInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Water parties at Guard Shore are very popular with our young people of Bloxom and Parksley.

Our public school building is said to be one of the nicest of the kind in the county.

Some of our young men returned home last week after a pleasant trip to Wallop's Beach, from up the county. They reported a jolly good time, tempting dinners, charming girls, moon-light strolls, and fine bathing.

The handsome new rectory at Jenkins Bridge will soon be completed and will be occupied by the Rev. H. S. Simmerman in the near future. Whilst we are loathe to part with him, we congratulate him upon the pretty and commodious home to which he will take his bride.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

Fair Oaks.

Trainer Salisbury has quite a string of steppers at the Fair Ground track and is making room for more. As he has begun to let them step, some of their performances on Saturday morning made visitors to the grounds think the Fair is at hand. Ham Disston seems to have his speed coming with more ease and better gaited down the home stretch than ever before. Clagrit is in the pink of condition and seems to be ready to slip all the miles wanted. Little Guy who has quit pulling the spectacle man is learning so fast on the pace that it is well to keep one eye on him. Harry Botts, the green three year old, looks as though there is a place for him ahead. Drummond's pacer has squared away and takes a good one to go the route with him. Ben Hur, the three year old stud, who has lately joined the string, shows a way of going that racehorse men will keep both eyes on. Mr. James' Nancy Hanks, (the unbroken colt), with plenty of size and action, is beginning to learn the harness and sulky. Tom C., the sleek black colt can step down the stretches like an old coaster. Charlie is a little double gaited, but when he gets squared away will make you think he is a trotter. Mr. Henderson's pair go a mile with ease and style that will suit the most fastidious. Others of his string are only being used to harness track and sulky.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Race tracksForests -- Sawmills


Crops are very prosperous in this section, more so than for many years before.

It is said, there will soon be a building boom in our village by a couple of enterprising business men, and we welcome them in our midst.

Hallwood race track is now in good condition and there will be fine driving on the same each and every Saturday free to everybody. There will be a good race July 11th, between Lady Windom, belonging to A. L. Nock, and the gray mare Mattie, owned by W. S. Nock, at 3:30 p. m.

Our mill is working nicely under the management of the new proprietor, Mr. W. H. Houston, of Stockton, Md.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


A commodious storehouse is being erected at this place for Mr. F. W. Sparrow.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Race tracks

New Church.

Our track is in splendid order. Trotting every Saturday.


Moral -- Alcohol


Mr. William T. Bundick, of our town, was one of the orators at the Prohibition Convention held at Staten Island on Thursday, 9th inst.


Forests -- Barrel factories


Hopkins & Waples' saw-mill was compelled to discontinue work this week on account of damaged machinery.

The barrel factories of this place have discontinued work for a short time, because the supply at present is greater than the demand, for same.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionArchitecture -- Commercial buildingsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- Builders


D. H .Johnson & Son, Pate & Mason, Dr. A. D. F. Ewell and C. C. Dix have contracted to have their storehouses built of brick, a Salisbury man being the contractor. He proposes to put on fifty bricklayers in a few days. This is a step in the right direction, which ought to be followed by all our towns.

Mr. Martin Henry is engaged in building a dwelling for himself.

Mrs. Lydia J. Dix, of Baltimore, has leased the Callen property.

Mr. John R. Lewis is building a storehouse for Mrs. L. D. Lewis.

Mr. Latham, of Onancock, has contracted to build a dwelling for Miss Lou Johnson.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball


In a match game of base ball played at Saxis, July 4th, between Sanford and Saxis first nines, the former were winners by a score of 25 to 8.

Mr. Frank Drummond, pitcher of Sanford first nine, got badly cut by falling on a piece of glass while sliding to the base of Saxis last Saturday.


Transportation -- Water - FreightTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing


Schooner Nellie, of Baltimore, is loading shells at this wharf.

The premium race sailed here on the 4th for an extension table, was won by Mr. Levin Hopkins' batteau.

Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railway Company.

Transportation -- Water - Steamboats

BALTIMORE. MD., July 7, '96.

Agents and Pursers, Pocomoke, Messongo & Occohannock R. Lines:

Owing to the prevailing low price of onions and potatoes, this company has decided to reduce the freight on onions, round and sweet potatoes, from 20 cents per barrel, now charged, to 15 cents per barrel, from all points on the Pocomoke, Messongo and Occohannock River Lines, to Baltimore.

Same will go into effect at once, and remain in effect until October 31st, 1896.

P. R. CLARK, Agent, South St. Lines.

Approved: WILLARD THOMSON, General Manager.


Transportation -- Water - Steamboats

The action of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway Co., in reducing the freight rates over its lines from 20 to 15 cents per barrel from this time until October 31st cannot fail to put our people in good humor with that company and make them willing to go out of their way to patronize it when it is possible for them to do so. That company, in voluntarily reducing freight rates, proves that there is one corporation which not only is not soulless, but can sympathize with them in their distresses, and is willing to help them out of them. That the action of the company in this respect merits our commendation and entitles it to our sincerest gratitude, no one will question. It is, however, a matter of no surprise to us. So far as we are advised, it is well in keeping with the treatment which we have usually received at the hands of its officials.


Sea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : Law enforcement

The three Maryland crabbers recently arrested and confined in our jail, for violating the Virginia crab law, were released on last Monday, on bail in penalty of $150 each for their appearance at the next term of our county court. They will not appear, of course, as they have no ground for defense and the $450 with costs will be promptly paid into our court by their bondsman. Such a finale of these crabbing cases, but a humorous incident in connection with the same is, that Hon. A. Lincoln Dryden who started here to act as their counselor and friend, got lost on the way and did not reach Accomac C. H., at all. He doubtless expected to promote that little congressional boom, which he has been nursing so assiduously of late, by showing up here, and he almost has our sympathy for his ignorance as to the journey to our county seat, if he thereby suffers in the opinion of the prisoners with whom he doubtless wished to ingratiate himself by being on hand to extend congratulations when they were released from the jail.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
July 11, 1896