Peninsula Enterprise, April 21, 1888


reprinted from Eastern Shore HeraldSea -- Finfish - Regulation

Dr. John T. Wilkins, Jr., of Northampton, recently appointed commissioner of Virginia fisheries, vice Col. Marshall McDonald resigned, has received his commission, and will enter on the discharge of his duties at once. During the coming season a number of experiment station will be established on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for hatching and propagating fish to be used in stocking the waters of the Commonwealth.


reprinted from Cape Charles PioneerFields -- Crops - Other vegetables

Hon. C. H. Walbridge cut and shipped in 24 hours last week 9,090 barrels of kale. Mr. Crowly informs us that they still have about 20 acres to cut yet, which will yield 250 barrels to the acre.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Newspapers

The Eastern Virginian newspaper is advertised for sale at public auction, at Onancock, on the 12th day of May, by Upshur B. Quinby, trustee, in our issue of today.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : TownTransportation -- Road - Maintenance

Judge Gunter decided affirmatively a case involving the right of the Town Council of Onancock to condemn private property for the purpose of widening and improving the streets of the town.


Transportation -- Railroad - Freight

The fast express train of N.Y., P. & N. R.R., will be discontinued after Monday, 23rd inst.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - MillineriesWomen -- Work - Outside the home

Mrs. A. C. Campbell has opened a millinery establishment at Pennyville and returns from the city today with a fine line of new goods.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionProfessionals -- Builders

The contract for building the hotel at Belle Haven has been awarded by Mr. Lucius J. Kellam to Mr. Asher C. Bloxom, Modestown, at the price of $600. -- The bids on the dwelling to be erected also at same place by Mr. Kellam will be closed on 28th inst.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

A new storehouse is now being built at Accomac C. H., by Mr. Wm. B. Wilkins which will be ready for occupancy the 1st of May, and it is reported that another storehouse of large dimensions will be built here soon also by a prominent merchant of the county, if a proper site can be secured. Another wide awake merchant, it is said, has engaged the storehouse to be vacated by Mr. Wilkins.


Capt. A. Brown LeCato and family, of Wachapreague City, have moved to Stapleton, Staten Island, N. Y., and purpose to make it their future home.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential developmentProfessionals -- Realtors and developers

Accomac C. H.

It can no longer be said that our town is a finished one. Our enterprising townsman, Mr. A. J. Lilliston has opened a street through his premises and several valuable lots are offered for sale as will be seen by advertisement in this issue. Several of the lots will probably be disposed of at an early day and a lively building boom is expected in our town during the year.

Levi Nock and Emma Taylor, colored, inmates of our jail for several weeks past, were carried to the lunatic asylum at Petersburg, yesterday, by a messenger from that institution.


Fields -- Livestock - HorsesInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Mr. Wm. J. Matthews has for sale cheap, a handsome drove of ponies from 3 to 6 years old, suitable for ladies and boy's saddle horses as well as for road and farm purposes. Many of them are well broken to single and double harness and others are just as received from the meadows. Several pairs match well and a black bay or gray can be secured according to the taste of purchaser.

Our M. P. Church has been supplied with a handsome bell at the cost of $100 which called our people to service last Sunday for the first time.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PricesSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeedTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsTransportation -- Water - SailboatsTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - LodgesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal ordersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate


Several vessels from Maryland and New Jersey are loading with small oysters to be taken to the planting grounds of the latter State, and our oystermen are reaping a bountiful harvest from their sale at 25 cents per bushel.

Mrs. Sydney Dowd and three other ladies of Washington, D.C., have engaged rooms at the hotel here, with a view to spending the summer at this seaside resort.

The membership of the Masonic Lodge of this town is rapidly increasing. The committee recently appointed by the fraternity to select and purchase a suitable lot upon which to build a temple have, it is reported, done so, and will probably commence the erection of a handsome structure at an early day.

The Old Dominion Fishing and Angling Association of Revell's Island, contemplate selling their yacht Hattie Stiles and buying in her stead a steam launch of light draft with James A. Doughty their superintendent as captain.

Prohibition Meeting.

Moral -- Alcohol

At a prohibition meeting held at Savageville, on the 14th inst., there was a Prohibition Club organized with Geo. W. Mason, chairman; John W. Guy, Jr., recording secretary; E. L. East, corresponding secretary; E. J. Winder, treasurer. George W. Mason and John W. Guy, Jr., were elected delegates to the State Prohibition Convention to meet at Roanoke on the 3rd of May. There will be another meeting of the club at Savageville on Saturday, 28th inst. All friends of prohibition are invited to be present.


Farmers -- Innovation

At its late session the Legislature passed an act creating a Board of Agriculture to consist of ten members -- with the Commissioner of Agriculture ex officio a member. The purposes of the Board are good and it should receive the hearty support and encouragement of all farmers. Its general purpose is the collection of farming statistics, diffusion of knowledge as to the best methods of culture of farm and "truck" products, &c. Among the methods sought by the bill is "talks" by men who have practically and scientifically examined into agricultural matters to stated meetings of farmers. To reach this latter end an appropriation of $2,000 a year was made. This is but "a drop in the bucket" -- giving to each county the insignificant sum of $20. It is to be hoped that the next Legislature will find they can profitably increase largely that amount -- and not only do that but place the agricultural interests upon a better and higher basis. It may be urged the head of the Agricultural Bureau is already on a high basis -- inasmuch as his office is airily and conveniently located in a dingy, "three-stair back." Yet one shall insist persistently on the better. -- Agriculture is the foundation of all wealth -- and its better development means a richer people. The Board to be at all effective must have the full and undivided support of the people. They give their labor and time "without fee or reward" save what they win in the pride of better days in all farming interests. They receive their mere expenses -- no salary. Among the appointees is Capt. Orris A. Browne of this county. A wiser selection could not well have been made. He requests us to say to the people that he will be very glad to receive any information or answer any questions relating to the subject. He attended on Tuesday the meeting for organization of the Board in the city of Richmond.

Section 18th of the Ordinances of Onancock.

Infrastructure -- Public - Government : TownInfrastructure -- Public : Fences

Any cow, bull, steer, calf, heifer or horse found at large in the streets of Onancock; or on any vacant or unenclosed lot within the limits of said town, the owner of such cow, steer, bull, calf, heifer or horse, if a citizen of the said town shall be fined 50 cents, but if a citizen beyond the corporate limits of Onancock no fine shall be imposed, but in either case there shall be imposed the usual cost of impounding said animal and also for taking care of the same, which shall be 35 cents for impounding the animal and 10 cents daily for feed, provided, however, that the above fine shall in no case be imposed unless the cow or other animal is taken up and put in the public pound.

Tested A true copy.


Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
April 21, 1888