Peninsula Enterprise, September 19, 1885


Transportation -- Railroad - Steamboats

Arrangements for the transfer of passenger cars across the Chesapeake on steamer Cape Charles have been completed.


Moral -- Murder

The case of Dr. James D. Pitts, charged with killing Dr. L. T. Walter, will be called at Portsmouth on Monday next.


Architecture -- Courthouses

Board of Supervisors meet next Monday for the especial purpose of considering the court house question.


Mental illness

Airy Winder, colored, of Savageville, aged 20 years, was confined as a lunatic in the county jail last Wednesday.


Moral -- Other violent crime

John W. Savage, who was so severely cut by John H. Fisher at Mappsville last week is now in a fair way to recover.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service

Mr. Jos. B. Ames, of Northampton has received information from official sources, which justifies the assertion that he will soon receive his commission as keeper of Hog Island light. The appointment could not be conferred on a better man or more faithful worker in the cause of Democracy.


Fields -- Crops - Other grains

Accomac C. H.

The army worm is doing some damage to citizens of our town. The Millet of Mr. W. J. Ayres valued at about $25 and some of his vegetables have been almost consumed by them. Mr. Alfred Lilliston and others also are victims of their ravages.


Infrastructure -- Public : SchoolsForests -- Barrel factories Fields -- Livestock - Horses


Both Messrs. T. S. Smith and A. B. Jordan will open a private school near this place on next Monday.

Miss A. F. Segar has a flourishing private school at Bayview.

Sweet potatoes good and Messrs. Jones & Bro., are kept busy to supply farmers with barrels.

Messrs. W. B. Wilson and W. Hunt have just returned from Pennsylvania, where they purchased a very fine Percheron stallion, price about $1,950.


Transportation -- Railroad - Personal injuryProfessionals -- Commission merchantsTransportation -- Railroad - Stations and sidings

Fair Oaks.

Thomas Downing, colored took the express train for Melfa a few days ago. The express did not stop there, but Thomas concluded he would, and was two days in waking up after jump, and still has a head badly cut and bruised.

Money has been deposited with Turlington & Bro., by Titus Bros., to settle checks drawn on them.

Melfa platform was wrecked one day last week by the "barrel car switching in too heavily." Mr. William Hatton, who was on the platform at the time, got his foot badly sprained and has been unable to use it since.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionForests -- SawmillsWatermen -- Personal injuryInfrastructure -- Public : Schools


The new dwelling of Mr. R. J. Bell on Kerr street, is nearly completed.

Mr. T. W. Taylor has purchased the interest of E. E. Miles in the Onancock Mill Co.

The remains, of Capt. John T. Rodgers drowned in the Bay last week, were brought home and interred last Monday.

The Onancock Academy re-opened last Monday. The attendance on first day was good, and the prospect for a large patronage was never better.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal serviceTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


The Methodist church is now being painted and will be ready for dedication, probably, the second Sunday in next month.

Our postoffice has been made a money order office, to the great convenience of the citizens of this community. Our people appreciate and avail themselves liberally of its advantages.

Mr. S. W. Ames, financier of Pungoteague Lodge of Improved Order Heptasophs, has recently paid over to heirs of John W. Lingo, deceased, who was a member of that Order one thousand dollars. The Lodge here is a thrifty one.


Transportation -- Water - FreightProfessionals -- Mariners


The steamer Tuckahoe, which has been plying weekly between this place and New York with potatoes, has had the patronage of our farmers carrying from eleven to twelve hundred barrels a trip. Capt. A. L. Lecato has been employed as pilot.

Maryland's Rights in the Pocomoke.

reprinted from Baltimore Sun.Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Maryland-Virginia boundary

ANNAPOLIS, MD., Sept. 16. Concerning the movement in Somerset county in reference to action looking to the protection of Maryland oystermen in Pocomoke sound, and a contemplated visit of a delegation on the subject appointed at a recent mass-meeting at Princess Anne, Gov. Lloyd today said he and the Attorney-General Roberts had already had the matter of bringing suit in the United States courts to test the rights of Maryland and Virginia in the Pocomoke under consideration, and the legal services of Mr. I. Nevett Steele had been secured by the State. The Governor further said he expected to hear shortly from the Attorney-General as to how best to proceed.

Answer to a Challenge.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

I see published in the PENINSULA ENTERPRISE a challenge to trot with my cold, "Dido" on the Pungoteague race course. The man who made this challenge knew that I would not engage in horse racing, probably if he had not known that, there would not have been a proposal made to race with my horse. Be that as it may, I can only say that she will never be entered in a race while she is my property. I exhibited my colt at the Fair in Accomac, and she took the premiums awarded to the best four and five year old colts, but it was not then, nor is now my intention to use her as a race horse.


Masonic Temple.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

The corner stone of a Masonic Temple, at Temperanceville, will be laid and the edifice dedicated with imposing ceremonies on Thursday, September 24, 1885 under the auspices of Temperanceville Lodge No. 121, and sister Lodges of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Pocomoke city and Berlin, Md.

Rev. Geo. H. Ray, of Petersburg, Va., Past Deputy District Grand Master, will be the orator of the day, but other prominent Masons, and among them Revs. J. H. Amiss and J. W. Hundley will deliver addresses and otherwise participate in the interesting ceremonies of the day. Dinner, and supper, ice cream, confectioneries, &c., will be served on the occasion at fair rates, to raise a fund to be applied to the liquidation of the debt on temple.

A musical entertainment will be given at night, conducted by Mr. J. T. Kenney and others.

Come one, come all, and let us join in spending a pleasant day together.

Committee: -- Officers of Temperanceville Lodge No. 121.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Dredging


The following order received last winter, and now in force by the oyster inspectors from the Board on the Chesapeake and its Tributaries, we desire you should publish:

Richmond, Jan. 6th, 1885.

At a meeting of the Board held this day, it was:

Resolved, That inspectors be and they are hereby authorized to issue to all citizens of Virginia, who shall apply therefor, in the mode prescribed by law, and conform in all respects to the requirements of the law in such cases, licenses to dredge for oysters in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, during the periods from January 1st, 1885 to April 1st, 1885 and from October 1st, 1885 to December 31st, 1885. Such privilege not to extend to the Pocomoke Sound.

We would like to know by what authority the Board authorizes dredging in the waters of the State before October 15th, as we think the law says, "that no dredging shall be permitted between the 1st day of April and the 15th day of October of any year," and the joint act to regulate the taking of oysters in the Potomac river, says "that it shall not be lawful for any citizen of Maryland or Virginia to take or catch oysters with a scoop, scrape, dredge or any such instrument in the waters of the Potomac, between the 1st day of April and the 1st day of November of each year."


Jenkins Bridge, Va., Sept. 15th, 1885.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
September 19, 1885