Peninsula Enterprise, August 11, 1888


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Excursions

An excursion which promises to be the grandest of the season will be given by the Cape Charles Sunday schools to Ocean City, Wednesday, August 15th. A special train has been chartered, and seats will be guaranteed to all who may go. The fare for the round trip will be $1 from Cape Charles, 90 cents form Keller, 80 cents from Pocomoke City. The train will stop at all stations along the N. Y., P. & N. R.R. A most pleasant time may be expected. Train arrive at Ocean City 10.15 a. m.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

Accomac C. H.

A race will come off at Battle Point next Tuesday, 2 p. m., between the batteaux of C. B. Mason and Sam T. Holland for a barrel of cider.


MigrationInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse serviceInfrastructure -- Utilities - Water Infrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels


Accessions are being made weekly almost to our population, attracted here by the advantages which Chincoteague offers them. Mr. Cordory and family of Snow Hill, Md., and Mr. Wm. Williams of Sanford, Del., have lately made their home with us and Mr. Jas. M. Bratten of Berlin, Md., will arrive here soon and engage in the mercantile business. Mr. Cordory is a fine mechanic and Mr. Williams has opened a carriage and wheelwright shop here.

Col. Ludlow, U. S. engineer in his late visit to Assateague decided that further work on the artesian well at lighthouse there be abandoned. No fresh water being obtained at the depth of nearly 300 feet, he thought that it was practically out of the reach of the contractor.

Mr. C. W. Duncan has rented and will occupy September 1st, the hotel at Franklin City. He has had considerable experience in the business and the traveling public will be pleased with one so polite and careful of their comfort.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Railroad - OtherInfrastructure -- Public : SchoolsMigration


Mr. E. T. Parks is having his dwelling enlarged and otherwise improved.

Mr. Bud Matthews lost a valuable cow last Monday. An extra train ran over her.

There has been some talk of a graded school with us, and we hope the same may become a fact.

Capt. J. R. Johnson is having lumber sawed for a dwelling to be erected on the site of the one burned a few days ago near Leemont.

A German acting as gardener for Mr. Callen, left between suns Wednesday night, August 1st, selling and delivering household good, it appears, same night. Our merchants remember him, with some degree of dissatisfaction.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

The campmeeting which has been in progress at Turlington's grounds during the past week closed yesterday. It was well attended despite the excessively hot weather and good order prevailed during the entire meeting. It is estimated that 3,000 people or more were present on Sunday. The converts during meeting number from forty to fifty, twenty-five of whom connected themselves with the church. An able corps of ministers were present as follows: Dr. W. V. Tudor, J. Hunter, J. E. Hank, J. W. Bosman, Norfolk; W. E. Edwards, D. G. C. Butts, Portsmouth; J. R. Sturgis, J. J. Lafferty, Richmond,; L. B. Betty, Ashland; Dr. Wightman, Baltimore; J. H. Amiss, P. E., Salisbury; W. W. Royall, Missionary to China; J. H. Riddick, R. A. Compton, C. D. Crawley, E. G. C. Chandler, W. J. Twilley, C. E. Hobday, L. Rosser.

Bullard, Eastern Shore, Va.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
August 11, 1888