Peninsula Enterprise, January 11, 1883


Fields -- Livestock - SwineFields -- Livestock - Diseases and pests

In the vicinity of Locustmount hogs are dying with cholera. In many instances valuable porkers ready for the knife, have died with the disease.



Eastville has a small-pox patient, the victim being a son of James Burton, colored.


Laborers -- Farm

German or other farm hands can be secured on making application to Mr. A. J. Mears, Pungoteague, Va., at an expense of about $8.50, $5 of which, at least, will be returned in labor.



The small-pox is driving very many persons from Baltimore, formerly from this county, to their old home. The steamer Tangier had on board a goodly number of them on her return last Saturday morning.


Moral -- Firearms

A young son of Mr. Levin Christopher, near Shiloh, was found dead in the woods on Monday last, with an empty gun near by. His clothes were badly burned, and the supposed contents of the gun lodged in his body. His death is thought to have been accidental.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : TownInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal serviceWeather -- Snow storms

Accomac C. H.

A movement is on foot to build a Town Hall in this place. The enterprise will be undertaken by a joint stock company.

Snow commenced to fall here at about 12 o'clock on Tuesday, and with only slight intermissions continues up to the present writing, 2.20 P. M. Wednesday. The snow is now 18 inches on a level, and still it comes down.

There were no mail arrivals at this place yesterday, either from above or below. We presume the roads were found to be too heavy for much travel.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcement

Justice Taylor and Constable Nock Capture Boats and One Crew, but the latter well-executed coup d'etat escape.

A warrant issued by Justice Ambrose Taylor, directing the arrest of Captain Robert Hurley and others for unlawful dredging, was executed on the 3rd. inst. by Constable Wm. L. Nock, who, with a posse of armed men captured Captain Hurley and vessel, together with his crew of five men, namely, James and [. . .] Hurley, Frank Marshall, Washington and Samuel Trader in the sound. In the meanwhile Justice Taylor, with vigor and elan so characteristic of the man, with another posse boldly gave chase to two other vessels, and with a skill and judgment worthy a Norse Viking, drove them hard and fast upon the flats of Pocomoke Sound. When, parleying for a while, he turned to aid his Lieutenant to complete the capture of Hurley, the captains of the grounded vessels escaped with their crews in small boats. All the vessels were taken to J. Walter Hall's store, where Justice Taylor laying aside his naval dress, resumed the ermine, and entering upon an examination bailed Washington Trader. The rest were kept under guard until next morning, when after some difficulty, Captain Hurley gave bail, and also bond for his vessel. Samuel Trader, a boy 10 years of age, was discharged. Some difficulty being experienced by Captain Hurley in getting bail for the remaining three of his crew, Justice Taylor, moved by considerations of kindness agreed to adjourn to Samuel Taylor's. On reaching there Henry Hurley appeared, and suddenly he and Captain Hurley disarmed the guard, rescued the prisoners and decamped. Constable Nock, armed only with a revolver, was unable to cope with five men, two certainly, being armed with guns, and with what grace he could he had to see his prisoners depart. The two grounded vessels were stripped and put under guard, while Captain Hurley's was, as stated, bonded. So ends the first campaign, in which Constable Nock displayed a courage and discretion worthy a better support.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
January 11, 1883