Peninsula Enterprise, October 20, 1888


Teackle Mears, a lunatic from the upper part of the county was lodged in our jail last Tuesday. He will be sent to an asylum shortly.


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools

Our graded school at Accomac C H., under the efficient management of Mr. Jas. G. Nock and Miss Hallie B. Higgins is being well patronized. To date 75 pupils have been enrolled.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction

Belle Haven.

Mr. Wm. S. Kellam has just sold a lot adjoining storehouse of Mapp & Bro., and a dwelling is to be erected on same at once.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceTransportation -- Water - Channel and harbor dredgingInfrastructure -- Utilities - Telephone


Mr. John Miller of New York left Chincoteague, Tuesday, for Metompkin beach for the purpose of selecting a site for the new Life Saving Station to be established there.

Gen. Smith, U.S. official, and D.C. Hudson, engineer, were here this week on a prospecting tour, relative to the canal from Delaware to Chincoteague. They state that the bids are out for same, and say $67,000 was appropriated by Congress for the purpose. A site for building a breakwater was selected at Tom's Cove, at lower end of the island.

The telephone line to connect the Life Saving Stations has been extended as far as Pope's Island, and will reach Assateague in a few days.


Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Prices


The scarcity of money is very perceptible since the decline in the price of potatoes. The merchants especially are loud in their complaints.


Transportation -- Water - FreightInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionMoral -- Other violent crime


Mr. S. S. Baker, of the Baltimore Fruit and Produce Exchange addressed a gathering of the farmers in the Town Hall on Friday night of last week. Mr. Baker has pretty thoroughly canvassed this section of the county, and he has found the farmers so pleased with the manner in which the Exchange is conducted, that he has been led to anticipate a very flattering patronage. With this object in view the Exchange has decided to run a large and commodious steamer to this wharf every Saturday and she is to make her first trip today.

The fine house on Main street belonging to Mr. John T. Waples is nearing completion.

Boss Bailey of Savageville, while in a fit of rage, took a gun and went out in Mr. Walter's field last Friday, and deliberately shot a negro man. No serious damage was done.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceProfessionals -- BuildersLaborers -- ConstructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial developmentInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential developmentInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- Builders

Queen Hive.

Mr. Alfred Lilliston, who has been awarded the contract to build a Life Saving Station on Metompkin beach, has engaged the services of our skilled workman, George R. Nock, to superintend the building of the same. Mr. Nock will take with him from this place four other workmen to assist him. Twelve workmen will be necessary to complete the building on time.

A good opening here for a newspaper publication, blacksmith shop, and a canning house. Land given away to enterprising men who will come here and start either of the above enterprises.

Queen Hive, though only 12 months old, has four new dwelling houses, and four more will be erected here early next Spring. One of Atlantic's wide awake business men talks of opening up a first-class store at this point. Our thriving young village is laid out in one and two acre lots, and located on high land in view of the Atlantic Ocean, situated between Atlantic and Assawoman.

Albert Nock's new residence here is nearly completed, and he will move his family from Jenkins' Bridge to this point next week.

Mr. Charles Morris, boss engineer at Queen Hive Mill, has contracted with Mr. Robert Nock to build for him a residence on his property here on Raccoon avenue.

Market Report.

Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Prices

The receipts of sweet potatoes continue to arrive freely from both Virginia and New Jersey. The latter are very fine now and have the preference over Virginia stock, and $1.25 to $1.50 per barrel is all that is obtainable at the present time. Prices will undoubtedly advance under lighter receipts. Advise sending nothing but good, chunky sweets, as only such will command the highest market price.


Chesapeake Agricultural Fair Association.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ExcursionsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

MR. EDITOR -- Please insert in your valuable paper from now until the Fair, that Maj. Baker Lee of Newport News will deliver the opening address of the Chesapeake Agricultural Fair, October 30th, and that the N. Y. P. & N. R.R. will run a cheap excursion daily special train northbound and southbound, along the line of the road with a day boat from Norfolk (cheap rates), leaving Norfolk in morning and returning after Fair. -- Mr. R. B. Cooke has made arrangements with the P. R.R. to sell excursion tickets from the Delaware division, as well as Chester & Phila., to the Fair. Yours truly,


Acting President.

1888, Oct. 16th.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 20, 1888