Peninsula Enterprise, November 7, 1896


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Town

A large workshop, the upper room of which is to be used as a Town Hall, is now being built by Mr. A. J. Lilliston, at Accomac C. H.


Infrastructure -- Public : CemeteriesArchitecture -- Historic preservation

An effort is being made by citizens of Northampton to raise funds by subscription to purchase the old Arlington graveyard and tombs, in the lower part of that county.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

A revival meeting of great power at Thomas' Chapel, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. R. Sturgis, closed last Thursday night, with good results. There were fifty-four conversions, many of whom were over fifty years, some more than sixty years. The work of the Holy Spirit was wonderfully displayed in many instances.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction

Belle Haven.

Dr. S. B. Ward's house on Main street is nearing completion.


Sea -- Finfish - Catch : TroutTransportation -- Water - FreightTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Lectures


Our people during the fine weather of late have made a big catch of sea trout.

Schooner J. R. Moffitt, loaded with oysters this week for Fair Haven, Conn.

Father Doyle, of New York and Father Mickle, of Cape Charles, lectured in our Town Hall, three nights, this week to a large audience.

Speeches by all political parties, talks by Catholic priests and a lecture by a lady, made last week a very interesting one to our people.

Hon. N. B. Wescott addressed the largest audience in our Town Hall last Saturday night, ever assembled here. From 400 to 600 persons were present and the applause received by him was continuous from beginning to end.

Seven more of the "Sanctified band" returned from North Carolina last week. A cordial reception was given them, they report, when they first went down there, but that there has been a change of late, and that now they are treated there as they were here before they left us.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving service


Mr. M. H. Chandler and Mr. Smith while seafishing Monday were capsized, and had it not been for the timely aid of the Life Saving Service, they would have been lost.

W. C. T. U.

Moral -- Alcohol


Mrs. Newton, State Organizer of W. C. T. U., visited Onancock, October 22-4, and gave three interesting addresses. The first talk was to explain the purpose of the Union and the work accomplished. The second was an excellent Bible reading, while in the third address, she instructed us how to work, and spoke upon the lines of work that could be taken up in this place. Though the audiences were small, a Union was organized with sixteen (16) members.

The following officers were elected: Mrs. S. J. Fosque, president; Mrs. M. E. Tyler, treasurer; Miss Maude Mills, recording secretary; Miss Mary Wilcox, corresponding secretary.

A meeting was held last Wednesday, and the Union more thoroughly organized. We hope that the work will prosper and prove of great benefit to the community.

Yours truly, MARY WILCOX, Cor. Secretary.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 7, 1896