Peninsula Enterprise, October 17, 1885


reprinted from Eastern Shore Herald.Natural resources -- Conservation - GameTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Bird

We are authorized by the Commonwealth's Attorney to say, it is against the law to shoot partridges in Northampton before Nov. 1st.


Moral -- Other violent crime

Mr. Wm. S. Kellam has been pardoned by Governor Cameron and was released from jail last Saturday.


Fields -- Livestock - Horses

Mr. Fred Waddy of Accomac C. H., has sold his horses Chancellor and Gray Morgan to parties in Maryland. The price paid for Chancellor was $1,200, according to information received by us.


Architecture -- Courthouses

Accomac C. H.

The work of repairing court-house has commenced. The roof has been torn off and the construction of a mansard in its stead is now in progress. After October court the interior is to be entirely changed and thoroughly renovated.


Transportation -- Water - Sailboats

Northampton County.

Thomas H. Whitehead has sold his schooner Dolphin to Ellison and Sam'l Collins of Capeville.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionMoral -- Other violent crimeAfrican-Americans -- Work - OtherInfrastructure -- Public : Fire companiesMoral -- Firearms


Dr. E. W. Robertson is having a handsome dwelling erected on North street.

John Floyd and John Bayly, colored, had a fight over their wages as well-diggers on Saturday. Floyd had an eye badly damaged and Bayly had his big toe broken.

The roof of Walter & Merrills blacksmith shop caught fire on Wednesday, but the citizens responded promptly to the alarm given and the fire was put out before serious damage was done.

The eyesight of Teackle, son of U. B. Quinby has so much improved that he can recognize objects indistinctly, and the hope is entertained that it may be completely restored, notwithstanding the opinion of an oculist of Baltimore to the contrary. It is thought, a shot is imbedded in his eyeball, but that it will not necessarily destroy the sight.


fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : StorageTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Many farmers in this section are stowing away their sweet potatoes in kilns until a rise in the market offers greater inducements for shipping them.

At the races in Gloucester county this week, Jumbo, owned by Mr. Thomas McConnell, was entered in a trotting race and a horse of Mr. Geo. C. Walker in a running race.

The M. E. church, South, has been completed and is an ornament to our village.

Board of Supervisors.

Infrasturcture -- Public - Government : County


At a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held at Accomac C. H., on the 14th day of October, 1885, processioners were appointed and order entered "requiring them to procession all the lands in their respective districts between the 1st day of November, 1885, and 1st day of March, 1886, and on or before the 1st day of March, 1886, return to the Board of Supervisors an account of every person's land they shall procession, and all persons present at the same and what lands in their respective districts, they shall fail to procession with the particular reasons of such failure."

The following is a list of processioners appointed:

Accomac Parish.

1st District. Wm. D. Cropper, John Brittingham and Logan Henderson.

2nd. Kendall Jester, Joshua Reed and Joseph T. Kenney.

3rd. William J. Johnson of J., Major T. Davis and Rixom Taylor.

4th. Lennox Ailworth, John J. Tunnell and A. S. Taylor.

5th. Oliver Baker, Julius G. Matthews and John D. Wimbrough.

6th. James G. Fox, John W. Turlington and James W. B. Mears.

7th. Wm. T. Parks, Sr., George W. Core and G. D. Wise.

8th. J. F. Hope, Revel J. Lewis and D. F. White.

9th. W. S. Byrd, Augustus J. Parks and Edward Wright of J.

10th. Charles Wright, Sylvanus W. Russell and Ephraim Wessels of D.

11th. Parker Byrd, Samuel A. Godwin and John W. Kelly.

12th. John E. Bundick, Thomas H. Mears and W. J. Wessels of E.

13th. Kendall S. Robins, John T. Fletcher and Wm. T. Bloxom.

14th. Jno. S. Wessels, Spencer Drummond and E. H. Conquest.

15th. A. S. Matthews, Thomas H. B. Corbin and Elijah J. Hinman.

16th. Charles Tull, Wesley S. Miles and Thorogood N. Taylor.

St. George Parish.

1st District. George R. West, Geo. Parks Sr. and L. J. Melson.

2nd. George W. Kelly, Louis J. Ross and T. Berkeley Smith.

3rd. John E. Ames, T. C. Kellam and George W. McMath.

4th. James N. Turlington, Joseph Chance and Zoro C. Mason.

5th. B. W. Mears, William P. Beach and George S. Mears.

6th. William C. Mapp, Frank S. Smith and Wm. T. Mears.

7th. James Fosque, Arthur Kellam and A. J. Ward.

8th. Isma W. Mears, E. S. Wise and John W. Sturgis.

9th. Geo. S. West, Joseph Boggs and James C. Doughty.

10th. Mitchell W. West, Raymond R. Hutchinson and Thomas G. Pitts.

11th. Alfred Loffland, Levi R. Boggs and Charles P. Finney.

12th. George W. Mason, James L. Belote and John E. Harmon.

13th. E. B. Waples, J. W. Mears and James C. Heath.

14th. M. Hill Chandler, John R. Walker and Thomas Watson.

15th. Levin R. Ayres, Charles Booth and John A. Scott.

16th. Jesse Rew, Henry Lewis and James H. Lewis.

17th. Charles B. Mason, J. W. Coard and Alfred J. Wessels.

The Virginia Game Law.

Natural resources -- Conservation - GameTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Bird

An act approved March 9th, 1880, forbids the killing of partridges between the 1st day of January and the 15th day of October, and provides further, specially that in the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, New Kent, Charles City, King William and thirty-eight other counties named in the act, it shall not be lawful to kill them between the 1st day of February and the 1st day of November. The act approved March 18, 1884, does not change the above law, except to authorize the boards of supervisors of the counties named in the act of March 9, 1880, to take their counties out of the operation of the special law and make the general law apply to them. So that in the counties specially named in the above act, until the board of supervisors declare differently, partridge killing is forbidden between the 1st of February and the 1st of November. -- Richmond Dispatch.

The Dispatch is in error, in our opinion as to the present status of the game law of Virginia. Accomac has no special game law and the Act of March 9th, 1880 being repealed by act of March 18, 1884, the provision as to a county having special game law, made in last Act does not apply to Accomac. Partridge killing, by the last Act is forbidden in Virginia between the 15th of January and 15th of October, and Accomac not being specially excepted, such is the time forbidden to shoot partridges in Accomac.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 17, 1885