Peninsula Enterprise, October 25, 1884


reprinted from Pocomoke TimesTransportation -- Railroad - ConstructionTransportation -- Water - Channel and harbor dredgingInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential developmentInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels

Over fifty lots have been sold at Cape Charles City, and upon a number of these buildings are now in course of construction. By the 1st of November the hotel there will be completed, and prospecting parties will have no trouble in securing accommodations. Men are at work on the streets, and the place begins to look like a town. Work on the harbor is progressing in a satisfactory manner. The road would have been completed by this time, but the workmen were forced to remain idle eight or ten days on account of the absence of rails. The road will in all probability be completed by the 1st of November.


Transportation -- Railroad - ConstructionTransportation -- Railroad - CorporateTransportation -- Railroad - Steamboats

According to the latest advices, the N.Y., P. and Norfolk railroad had nearly been completed to the terminus, and would be reached this week, perhaps, certainly next week without some serious mishap. On its completion, steamers having already been secured to carry freight and passengers across the bay, and southern connections having been established by an arrangement with the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company, the new route from the South over our Peninsula will be opened by the 1st day of November, we presume.


Transportation -- Water - Wrecks

The schooner which went ashore last week, near Wachapreague Inlet, loaded with coal and bound from Phila., to Petersburg, Va., is a total wreck.


Watermen -- Personal injury

Benjamin Evans, aged about thirty-five years, nephew of Capt. Jno. W. Marsh was drowned at Marsh's wharf, on Chesconnessix Creek, last Monday. His body was lying across the skiff near the wharf with his head under the water, when found. It is supposed that he had an epileptic fit, to which he was subject, and falling in that position was drowned.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companies

Mr. W. L. Nock, agent for this county of the "Mutual Live Stock Insurance Co., of Emmitsburg, Md.," will be at court next Monday, and everybody should see him, certainly those who have not the money to buy another horse in case of a loss of the one they have. The company he represents has paid losses amounting to $60,000 and has made but three assessments to do it. All just claims are paid by the company in sixty days from approval of loss, and eight horses which died in this county in the last two months have been paid for promptly. The agent for this county has taken applications for insurance of 650 horses, besides oxen and cows since the 16th of last January.


Weather -- DroughtsInfrastructure -- Public : Street lightsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionMoral -- VandalismAfrican-Americans -- Work - Agriculture

Accomac C. H.

Rain fell here last Wednesday night, the first for many weeks.

Street lamps have been ordered, and will be placed in the business parts of our town.

Mr. Fred Waddy will have new stables and other necessary outbuildings erected soon on the site of those burned last week. In the meantime, he has made ample arrangements to accommodate the public and especially every one who attends court next Monday.

The stables and other outbuildings on the premises of Mr. Jas. H. Parramore, occupied by John Snead, colored, about two miles from Drummondtown, were set fire to and burned last Friday night, about 8 o'clock. The fire had made such headway before it was discovered, that it was not only impossible to put it out, but even to remove anything from the burning building. The tenant, John Snead, had two valuable horses, farming implements, corn, &c., valued at several hundred dollars destroyed by the fire. & Three or four hundred dollars will cover the loss of Mr. Parramore. It is not known who the incendiary was, but it is supposed that the fiendish act was done by some one of Snead's own race, a former lover perhaps, of either himself or wife.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches


The subscription to the new Methodist church amounts to about $400, and work on the building will soon be commenced. The labors of the Rev. J. D. Reese, during the year have been attended with abundant success.


Fields -- Livestock - Diseases and pestsSea -- Finfish - Catch : Other fishSea -- Finfish - Methods : Hand line

Marsh Market.

Both hog and chicken cholera are prevailing to some extent in this community.

Fish, principally of the black-will species, are being caught with hook and line in Messongo Creek.


Laborers -- FisheriesSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : DredgingMoral -- AlcoholInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Muddy Creek.

Capt. S. F. Byrd of this place, has gone to Baltimore, to engage hands for dredging in the Potomac.

A large barroom is being built at Somers' store, and will be opened in about two weeks.

Real Estate Transfers.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Lodges

Transfers of real estate recorded in clerk's office, from Oct. 1st to 22nd:

Alex. R. Williams and wife to The Old Dominion Gunners and Anglers Association, Revels and Sandy Island; $5,000.

John Bell and wife, &c., to John Russell, 3 1/2 acres near poor-house; $125.

Catharine Poulson to Henry L. Crockett, 1 1/5 acre near Onancock; $75.

James K. Ayres and wife to Moses Patz and Max Vener, 100 acres -- a part of Shepperd's Plain near Pungoteague; $1,325.

William Smith to G. Welly Coard, 60 acres near Drummondtown; $2,125.

Upshur B. Quinby, trustee, to John Hopkins and George Powell, Stringer's grist-mill near Belle Haven; $50.

Levin T. Crowson and wife to Durbin Johnson, 1/4 acre at Leemont; $550.

Durbin Johnson and wife to Levin T. Crowson, 1/2 of 8 acres undivided near Leemont; $300.

Henry Mason and wife to Zorobabel and James Mason, 1/2 of water-grist and saw-mill near Masonville; $150.

Major Mason Sr., to Henry T. Mason, 60 acres called Christopher near Guilford, $805.

John J. Gunter and another, special commissioners to John Duncan, part of Joynes's lot in Onancock; $2,000.

Edward Mears and wife to Wm. Matthews, 1/2 interest in 50 acres near Masonville, $300.

William Wright and wife to same, 1/3 interest in 50 acres near Masonville; $200.

John White of Levin and others to Elijah White, 56 acres near Savageville; $1,300.

William R. Lewis and wife to Franklin C. Lewis, 6 acres on Hunting Creek; $500.

John Metcalf and wife to Eli Bull, 32 acres near Bull Run; $1,700.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 25, 1884