Peninsula Enterprise, February 15, 1883


Sea -- Market hunting

Mr. John R. Fletcher has received $250 for his share of muskrats caught on his premises on Pocomoke River during this season, and to that number many more probably will be added during the two months that remain for trapping the animal. The market value of a muskrat, fur and carcass, being from 25 to 35 cents, it will be seen that they are a source of considerable income to the owner of the premises.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Military

The organization of a military company composed of recruits from Woodberry, Court House, and vicinity, furnished a subject for much 'chin music.'


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateProfessionals -- Realtors and developers

A cross road in the upper part of our county, heretofore called Helltown, now goes by the name of Nelsonia, after Mr. Spencer R. Nelson, who has purchased most of the real estate thereabouts. The place has been improved very much already, and if the plans of Mr. Nelson are carried out it will assume the proportions of a town at no distant day.



Since our last issue three more small-pox patients have been removed to the hospital, the wife and two children of Henry Riley, col'd. A child of 4 years of age has died there recently. Most of the other patients are convalescent.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateForests -- Timber rights

Land is rapidly increasing in value in the vicinity of Modestown. A few years ago about 25 acres were sold by John W. Gillet, Esq., special commissioner, to Abel Teagle, colored, for $275. On Saturday last, the same land, after having about $300 worth of timber cut from it, was sold at auction to Richard Savage for $400. The house had not been materially repaired or the land manured.


Forests -- SawmillsForests -- Forest products - Lumber

Accomac C. H.

A fire at Mr. A. J. Lilliston's saw mill, on Monday last, destroyed over 1000 feet of lumber. He had about 3000 feet in kiln for the purpose of seasoning it, when it ignited, with the above result.


Moral -- AlcoholFields -- Livestock - HorsesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Town


The Council of Friends of Temperance at this place is flourishing. Several new members were added last meeting.

Mr. A. T. White returned from Baltimore on yesterday with a select stock of horses.

A Town Hall on the joint stock plan is talked of. Prominent citizens express a willingness to take liberal shares in the enterprise.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing


A trotting race, for a purse of $200, has been made between the mares of Messrs. James W. Bell and L. C. Bullman, of this vicinity, to come off at McConnell's track on Saturday, March 3rd.


Forests -- Sawmills


Messrs. Frank and Thomas Smith will establish a first-class steam saw mill near this place at an early day. Lath making will be a prominent feature of the new enterprise.

Reports current here are to the effect that some of our friends on Hog Island, fearing the fulfillment of Prof. Wiggin's weather prediction, would make their abode temporarily with us on the main land.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
February 15, 1883