Peninsula Enterprise, June 16, 1888


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcementSea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : Law enforcement

At the request of a subscriber the query is made why Marylanders are allowed to catch crabs with scrapes and catch oysters in Virginia waters in the summer time, when the privilege is denied her own citizens?


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Accomac C. H.

Mrs. Henry S. Dix of our town, bought this week of A. W. Lilliston, at the price of $1,800, a house and lot in Onancock, which she will occupy another year.


Infrastructure -- Public : Street lightsFields -- Livestock - SheepTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsTransportation -- Water - Aids to navigationFields -- Livestock - HorsesInfrastructure -- Commercial - DrugstoresInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Main street in our town, is now lighted by 10 handsome street lamps put up by enterprising citizens.

The sheep penning on Assateague, June 6th, was better attended than it has been for many years, more than one thousand people being present. The receipts of eight confectionary and refreshment stands on the grounds were over $400.

A new Light Ship has been placed at "Winter Quarter Shoals" thrice larger than the old one and with all the modern improvements. Her steam fog whistle can be heard at this place, a distance of 10 miles. Put it down to the credit of Democratic administration.

A car load of ponies sold by Wm. T. Matthews to a firm in Philadelphia, were shipped on the 14th inst.

Dr. N. S. Smith will occupy his handsome new drug store this week, and his competitor in the business, O. M. Jones, being "bound to shine" has had his store hastily repainted.

The new M. E. Church will be commenced shortly. Lumber, brick and shingles have been ordered and carpenters employed. The church will be in modern style with auditorium and Sunday school room on ground floor, separated by folding doors.


Sea -- Shellfish - Clamming : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : PricesLaborers -- FisheriesLaborers -- StrikesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Buyers are only offering 80 cts for clams that sold readily in this market a short while ago for $1.25 to $1.50 per 1000, and in consequence of the low prices offered, the clammers have "struck" for more money for their clams.

The building boom will soon be in full blast here, Messrs. Powell & Figgs are putting improvements on their storehouse, E. T. Melvin, is adding to his dwelling house on Church street, C. B. Mason has nearly completed an unfinished dwelling house, which he has recently bought, and some say he contemplates putting up a small storehouse in town.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches


The time fixed for the corner-stone laying of the new Methodist Protestant Church in Hunting Creek Neck is July 5th. Pocomoke City brass band has been engaged for the occasion at a great expense.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- Builders


Mr. and Mrs. Yate are in Baltimore, making purchases for their handsome new residence, which under the skillful touches of Messrs. Mason, Nock & Co., is rapidly nearing completion. Mr. John N. Watson also has nearly completed quite a handsome addition to his residence.


Forests -- SawmillsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


A new steam saw mill has been received by Messrs. H. P. & J. H. Mason, and is now being put in position for work at this place. A steam saw mill belong to Messrs. D. F. White & Bros., has been in operation here for a long time, so it can be seen we have the conveniences for a building boom in our midst and are going to have it.

Four buildings are in course of erection here, as follows: a very large storehouse for Barnes Bros., two-story cabinet and wheelwright shop of Parks, Dix and Lewis, two-story dwelling near Kent & Wilson's store and two and a half or three story addition to M. E. Parsonage. The M. E. Church and Parsonage are also being painted and the handsome residence of Mr. Callen, of New Jersey is nearly completed. -- Such is our building boom at present -- and it will continue. Work will commence shortly on one or two other dwellings.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Newspapers

The Onancock Times has risen from the ashes of the Eastern Virginian and on Saturday last its first issue was laid on our table. It is Democratic in its political views, and proposes to devote itself to the best interests of our people. We welcome the Times, and wish for it, and its Owner and Editor, S. D. Gordon, Esq., a prosperous and rich voyage and long life.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
June 16, 1888