Peninsula Enterprise, November 27, 1886


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Messrs. Browne, Jacob & Co., have recently sold to parties in New Jersey for a good round sum, 30 acres of land for Mr. Wm. J. Mapp, at Exmore Station.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Football

Severn Tyler of Onancock, aged 17 years, while playing foot ball last Monday fell and broke his thigh. The injury is a severe one, from the fact, that it was broken some years ago in same place as it is now.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

In the proceedings of the late Virginia Conference, the name of Mrs. F. T. Boggs, of Accomac, appears as one of the secretaries of the Woman's Board, "having in charge the building of parsonages throughout the connection."


Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Waterfowl and shorebirdSea -- Fish factoriesTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Rabbit and squirrelTransportation -- Railroad - FreightTransportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


John Hopkins, a citizen of this place, had a narrow escape from drowning this week. His boat was capsized while gunning. He was rescued just "in the nick of time" but lost his valuable breach loading gun.

Our fish factories have closed for the season and with satisfactory results.

It is said rabbits are plentiful with us. Our local sportsman, Mr. George R. Coleburn killed 5 in two days.

Mr. George Stephens, general freight agent of P., W. & B. R.R. was in our town this week. The object of his visit was to make a deal with our factorymen in the shipment of their fish oil. Satisfactory arrangements were made by reducing the freight per barrel from 82 cents to 60 cents to Philadelphia, and 65 cents to New York.

Dr. Robert White has purchased a lot on Main street, and proposes to have a handsome dwelling erected thereon at an early day.

Our Union Baptist Church is being remodeled and repaired under the supervision of Mr. Joseph P. Baker, contractor. In the meantime services are being held in Bunting's Baptist Church.

Look Out for Tramps.

Moral -- Vagabonds

On last Monday night two tramps attempted to break into the dwelling of Mr. David Watson, on the road to Locustville, during his absence from home and would have succeeded in doing so, but for the alarm given by his wife, who was the only one in the house at the time, to a colored man who happened to be passing. They had nearly effected an entrance through a window, but ran off when the alarm was given. On Wednesday night a second attempt was made to break into the same house when a shot gun aimed at them made them make a hasty retreat.

It is thought that they were the perpetrators of other offences committed in our community of late, of same kind. -- Indeed, it is now almost absolutely certain that they were the parties who plundered the house of Mr. J. Early Grinnalds some weeks ago, as at that time they were encamped in the woods a short distance from his premises. Our authorities should see to it that they are committed under the vagrant law -- for their own good at least, or a shot gun will place them beyond the power of committing further depredations.

Church Notes.

Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

The Broadway Baptist Church situated about five miles from Onancock, and near Cashville, will be formally organized on the 1st Sunday in December prox. Rev. Wm. A. Street will preach the sermon on the occasion, at 11 o'clock A. M. and the charge to the church will be delivered by Rev. J. W. Ward, in the afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

Rev. J. W. Hundley, S. U. Grimsley and other brethren are expected to be present on the occasion.

J. S. Wharton.

Railroad Extension South.

Transportation -- Railroad - Corporate

A dispatch from Philadelphia, November 24, says: The friends of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad Company, who are largely interested in that company financially, are arranging for the extension of the company's system from Norfolk through to Jacksonville, Fla. This course has been determined upon because the company has thus far been unsuccessful in forming a co-operation with other lines south of Norfolk. The new route, it is said, will be independent of all other lines and the most direct that can be chosen. This new move is looked upon as a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company's tactics, and the new line will form an outlet to important points South for that corporation.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 27, 1886