Peninsula Enterprise, April 25, 1896


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

A camp-meeting will be held under the auspices of the M. E. Church, this year, at Parksley, beginning August 15th.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal serviceInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Town

Belle Haven.

Mrs. Susan Holt has completed an addition to her dwelling.

This office has been supplied with additional mail service as follows: Northern mail service arriving at 8 o'clock a.m., and northern mail departing at 8:30 o'clock p.m.

Our town election for mayor, recorder and councilmen takes place Thursday, May 28th. The following two tickets are in the field: For mayor, William J. Rue; recorder, S. B. Ward; councilmen, H. F. Killmon, James T. Walkley, John B. Doughty, V. J. Stewart, I. L. Mapp, S. P. Ward, N. A. Smith. For mayor, A. D. Doremus; recorder, S. B. Ward; councilmen, Lucius J. Kellam, W. Woodie Brickhouse, John H. Johnson, Nat A. Smith, H. F. Killmon, J. B. Doughty, W. J. Wyatt.


Forests -- SawmillsSea -- Finfish - Catch : Shad and herringTransportation -- Water - Freight


Mr. Luke C. Lewis, of this place, and John F. Disharoon, of Salisbury, Md., have now in operation here a large steam saw mill. Notice was given "by whistle" that it was ready for business on this day of writing, and the first steam mill whistle ever heard on the Island.

Shad rarely caught in our waters are plentiful this season. They are fine as ever seen.

Schooner John Wesley loaded here this week, with oysters for Atlantic City.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Millineries


Notwithstanding "hard times" our town still goes forward in building and business ventures. A new millinery is a candidate for trade -- headgear and head thrown in.

Work is still being pushed on our new M. P. Church.


Fields -- Crops - StrawberriesFields -- Crops - CornFields -- crops - Sweet potatoes : AcreageTransportation -- Road - MaintenanceTransportation -- Railroad - Personal injuryInfrastructure -- Commercial - Race tracksMoral -- Alcohol


Our farmers have a larger acreage in strawberries than ever before, but complain that those set out this year are being badly damaged by the dry weather. One of the growers, Mr. J. W. Rew, says that it will take 2,000 plants to replant 1,500 put out by him this year.

Mr. W. S. Nock will have a carload of No. 1 corn on siding here for sale cheap for cash next Monday.

The acreage in sweets in this section, this year, will be larger than ever before.

Bruce Godwin has opened a barber shop -- the second in that line of business here.

Our roads have been greatly improved by the new way of working them, and all agree, that the road machine can only make them "to stand permanently."

Our merchants complain of hard times and dull business.

John Thornton, one of our section men, was disabled by a flying spike last Saturday and is now nursing a lame leg.

A race track, now being opened by Mr. W. S. Nock, will soon be ready for use.

The result of the late election was very gratifying to the most of our people, and they will insist that the law be strictly enforced.


Fields -- Livestock - Dog problemFields -- Livestock - Sheep

New Church.

Dogs have again been making raids on sheep in this section. They killed three of M. J. W. Gladstone's last week.

Alex Grand, section foreman, in bed of late nursing injury to his back caused by lifting old iron, will soon be out again in with that part of his anatomy in working order.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction


Miss Lou Johnson is preparing to have built a dwelling on Bennett street.

Mrs. Genette Fox is having lumber hauled for dwelling, which she will have put up on Dunne avenue.

Mr. J. S. Matthias has purchased an interest in the mill property of Levin J. Melson, and same is being improved by new machinery.

Accident to Hog Island Light.

reprinted from Baltimore Sun.Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service

The lighthouse board gives notice that, owing to an accident to the lens on April 15, the first order light at Hog Island light station, on the southerly part of Hog Island, north of great Machipongo inlet, coast of Virginia, shows seven flashes separated by the regular intervals of 45 seconds, and then there is an interval of 90 seconds, in the middle of which, under favorable circumstances, a faint flash may be seen. Repairs will be made and the regularity of the intervals restored as soon as practicable, of which due notice will be given by the lighthouse board.

Local Option Election.

Moral -- Alcohol

The official returns of election held in Pungoteague, Lee and Metompkin magisterial districts, last Saturday, on the question of licensing the sale of intoxicating liquors, are as follows:


Wachapreague -- For license, 159; against license, 93.

Hawk's Nest -- For license, 110; against license, 72.

Pungoteague -- For license, 242; against license, 385.

Total for license, 511; against 550. Majority against license, 39.


Accomac C. H. -- For license, 351; against license, 110.

Onancock -- For license, 173; against license, 322.

Tangier Island -- For license, 5; against license, 141.

Total for license, 529; against, 573. Majority against, 44.


Newstown -- For license, 43; against, 103.

Mappsville -- For license, 59; against, 52.

Bloxom -- For license, 41; against, 134.

Masonville -- For license, 43; against, 216.

Total for license, 186; against, 505. Majority against license, 319.

Honor to Whom Honor is Due.

Moral -- Alcohol

The temperance crusade is over, and too much praise and thanks can not be given to the ministers who fought so hard in behalf of local option. Our people will ever hold them in grateful remembrance, and we would especially commend and praise the noble, untiring efforts of Mr. William T. Bundick, of Onancock, who stood shoulder to shoulder in the hottest of the fight with the ministers of our county -- pouring forth in his natural, eloquent and earnest style the words of truth and soberness. Such appeals have rarely been heard in behalf of temperance -- from which speeches great good must ultimately result.


A Call to the Temperance People of Accomack.

Moral -- Alcohol

I ask you to meet at Parksley, next Tuesday, at one o'clock. I think we can meet in the Johnson hall. All below Parksley can go up on the noon train. Let one or more from every locality in the county be present. This meeting is a necessity. You can return on the 3:30 train. I am sure you will be present. Don't fail to attend, your presence is needed. The meeting is one of importance.

J. MANNING DUNAWAY, For the G. Y. E's.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
April 25, 1896