Peninsula Enterprise, September 1, 1888


Moral -- Alcohol

The question "for or against liquor license," will be voted upon in Metompkin magisterial district today.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

Hollies Baptist Church recently enlarged and rebuilt, and now one of the handsomest churches on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, will be dedicated to-morrow.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

A trotting race will come off on the McConnell's track, Pungoteague, Wednesday, September 19th, between Twilight, owned by Walker Bros., and Julia owned by E. Nottingham, Northampton, for a purse of $100.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

The handsome storehouse property of Mr. C. B. Lilliston, Accomac C. H., was sold at public auction last Monday. Mr. E. T. Parks, Leemont, was the purchaser, at the price of $1,465, less than half the original cost.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Grist mills

The Accomac Steam Flour Mills, Temperanceville, J. H. Jones, proprietor, will be closed for repairs to engine, the last two weeks in September, and customers are requested to take notice and to secure enough mill supplies to last them during that period.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - HotelsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Belle Haven.

Handsome improvements have recently been made to Doughty hotel of our town.

The carpenters work on Kellam hotel has been completed. It will be ready for occupancy, early in the Fall.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceInfrastructure -- Utilities - TelephoneTransportation -- Railroad - SteamboatsTransportation -- Water - Aids to navigationInfrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels


Sergeant W. S. Bolton, lately transferred from the U.S. Signal Corps to Life Saving Service was in town this week and states that the material is now on the way down and telephones will be placed in every station from Delaware Breakwater to this place.

Capt. Jos. Pruitt of our steamer now looks as pretty as a picture in his blue suit and brass buttons. He donned them last week by order of P. R. R. Co.

Commander J. J. Reed arrived here last week on another tour of inspection of the lighthouses and buoys in this district. He found the lights O. K. and the buoys in their proper places.

Our townsmen, Mr. C. W. Duncan, has moved to Franklin City, and is now the proprietor of the hotel at that place. The gentleman is an old hand at the business and the traveling public will be pleased with and patronize him.


Transportation -- Railroad - Freight


Twelve hundred and thirty two barrels of sweet potatoes were shipped from Parksley station last Tuesday, being the largest shipment ever known at this point on any one day.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - NewspapersTransportation -- Water - FreightInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Water - SteamboatsInfrastructure -- Commercial - House moving


Mr. Samuel V. Gordon, proprietor of the Onancock Times, has "pulled up stakes" and decamped, without having formally bidden our people adieu.

Sail vessels left for Baltimore market last Tuesday noon, heavily loaded with sweet potatoes.

Jno. S. Waples is having a dwelling built on Main street on the lot adjacent to the P. E. Church.

Mrs. Keaton is having a dwelling erected on Kerr street, in the vicinity of the Academy.

Steamer Maggie, last Saturday, upon slowing down to prevent collision with the sail vessels which had just left the wharf floated to Bagwell's Point, where she remained until high water Sunday.

The removal of D. J. Titlow's large storehouse from North to Market St., has been completed. Mr. Titlow will be fixed in a few days and invites all his friends to call on him -- next door to Halletts.

Prohibition Meeting.

Moral -- Alcohol

There will be a meeting of the Prohibition party held at the Turlington camp ground, on September 13th. All friends of prohibition are invited and urged to be present. By order of


Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
September 1, 1888