Peninsula Enterprise, August 8, 1885


Moral -- Other violent crime

On last Monday, a negro known in this community as "Big Six" was so severely cut in a difficulty at Cape Charles by another negro, one Henry Watts, that he is not expected to live.


Moral -- Vandalism

The storehouse of Geo. T. Roberts, occupied by Bartow Fitchett, about two miles from Bayview, Northampton county, Va., was burned Friday night, 31st ult. The fire, it is believed, was of incendiary origin.


Transportation -- Railroad - Personal injury

A son of Mr. Thomas Shrieves, aged 7 years, was struck by an engine at Parksley station last Tuesday, and knocked off the track. The heel of one foot was nearly cut off. The wounds received by him are painful but not necessarily serious.


Farmers -- Farmers' organizations

The Pungoteague Grange meets at the Fair Grounds on Thursday, the 20th day of August and not on the 13th as heretofore announced. Much business of importance will have to be attended to on the occasion and a full attendance of the members of the Grange is requested.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Resorts

A bevy of pretty and accomplished young ladies, consisting of Misses Julia, Florence, Mattie, and Blanche Fletcher, Misses Nellie and Josie Witham, Misses Clara and Sarah Custis and Miss Louise Trader, have been enjoying for several days the attractions of Cedar Island as a summer resort and the visits of our beaux to the place since their sojourn there have been frequent and prolonged.


Sea -- Finfish - Catch : MenhadenSea -- Fish factories


Fish caught so abundantly early in the season in purse nets in our creeks seem to have deserted our waters. Alewife only seem to have remained, and the supply of them appears to be inexhaustible, judging from the quantities manipulated daily by Powell, Morse & Co.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTransportation -- Water - SteamboatsFields -- Livestock - Diseases and pests

Marsh Market.

A large Baptist church is now being erected near Jas A. Hall's store.

The steamer Maggie now touches at the Hammock on her down trip Tuesday and Friday and on her return Wednesday and Saturday.

Both chicken and hog cholera prevail in this section.

Northampton County.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Transfers of real estate during July:

William S. Kellam to William Wallace, 100 acres near Franktown; $1,200.

Emil Puttkammer to Rufus G. Dennis, 6 acres near Shadyside; $400.

Lewis Winder to Samuel Bull, 1-4 acre near Eastville; $25.

Leonard W. Hunt of Georgia to Mrs. Melson, lot No. 203 at town of Cape Charles; $450.

Wm. L. Scott and ux to Jas. Poindexter (col.,) Lot No. 547 at Cape Charles; $375.

Leonard J. and John E. Nottingham have sold their farm, Cagley, containing about 350 acres; $9,400.

J. H. Roberts to Beverly F. Fitchett, lot No. 595 at Cape Charles; $375.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
August 8, 1885