Peninsula Enterprise, September 5, 1885


Transportation -- Water - Freight

The steamer Helen of the E. S. Steamboat Company is now on the line and plies regularly between Occohonnock, Nandua and Pungoteague, leaving for Baltimore every Monday and Thursday. Large shipments by the route made an additional steamer a necessity.


Transportation -- Water - Freight

The shipments of sweet potatoes daily from Onancock for several days has been from two to three thousand barrels.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels

Mr. B. W. Mears proposes to build a hotel at Keller station and a proprietor is wanted. Applicants wishing to rent should not delay conferring with him about the matter.


Fields -- Livestock - HorsesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

Mr. L. J. Hyslop was offered and refused $100 for a St. James colt exhibited at the Fair. Mr. R. E. Floyd has refused an offer of $500 for his five year old which won several premiums at the Fair. St. James made the fastest time at the Fair that was ever made on the track and as model of beauty, was unsurpassed. An offer of $1,000 for him was declined by his owner more than a year ago.


Infrastructure -- Public : Fire companies

A child of Mrs. William Reid of Chincoteague was burned so badly on Monday night that it cannot live. The mother in the effort to extinguish the fire received severe injuries also. A lamp knocked from a sewing machine by the child was the cause of the accident.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : School administration

The following is an extract from the county superintendent's report for the year ending July 31st, 1885: Number of schools in county, 82; pupils enrolled 5,188; average month enrollment 3,530; average daily attendance 2,675; average number months taught 6.43; average monthly salaries for male $32.78; average month salaries for females $27.67; average number pupils to each teacher 43; cost of tuition per pupil enrolled per month 47 cts.; whole cost of education per pupil per month 59 cts.; number of graded schools with more than one teacher 18.

Important to Farmers.

Fields -- Other machinery

Mr. Wm. T. Garrett of Northampton, brother of our fellow townsman, George W. Garrett, had on exhibition last Monday, (court day,) a potato digger which he has recently had patented. He has worked the plow very successfully for several of our farmers, who speak of it in the highest term. After working it for Judge Gunter, he was so much pleased that he bought a plow immediately, and has it now in successful operation. Mr. Duff Savage also purchased a plow after seeing its practical workings. The plow throws the potatoes to the top of the ground where they can be easily assorted and does not, as some people think, turns up the subsoil and thus injure the land for future planting. Such enterprise as Mr. Garrett possesses deserves recognition, and we believe it would be to the advantage of our farmers to patronize him.

Organization of Lodge of Ancient Order of United Workmen.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

A Lodge of Ancient Order of United Workmen was organized at Accomac C. H., last Monday. It is the first of the order in the State and was christened "Fidelity Lodge." The following officers were elected:

John W. Edmonds, P. M. W.,

W. D. Tunnell, M. W.,

Benjamin T. Melson, Foreman,

Samuel J. Stevenson, Overseer,

James C. Rowles, Recorder,

William B. Wilkins, Receiver,

John H. Wise, Treasurer,

James Dougherty, Guide,

William Russell, I. Guard,

Henry C. Lewis, O. Watchman,

Thomas E. Kellam, E. R. Mason, Fred Waddy, Trustees.

Northampton County.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Transfers of real estate during the month of August.

Wm. L. Scott and ux. to Jerome B. Hall, of Pocomoke City, Md. Lot No. 612 in the town of Cape Charles for $145.

Jerome B. Hall and ux. to Lloyd Wilkinson, Lot No. 612 in town of Cape Charles for $250.

Wm. S. Lankford and wife to Jesse Whitehead 13 1-4 acres for $200.

Leonard W. Hunt to Laura Seldon, Norfolk, Va. Lot No. 603 in the town of Cape Charles for $450.

Leonard C. Treherne and als, and ux. and als. to David C. Kellam 24 acres, Treherne land for $250.

John Evans Nottingham and ux. to Jas. R. Lumley 125 acres for $2,400.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
September 5, 1885