Peninsula Enterprise, November 17, 1888


reprinted from Cape Charles PioneerInfrastructure -- Public : Fire companiesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Newspapers

Our citizens were startled about 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, by cries of fire, and on rushing out found that the building belonging to Mr. Horsey, of Delaware, and used as printing office of The Echo, had caught fire, and was steadily burning on the inside. Ladders and buckets were at once brought to the scene, and all worked together to help suppress the flames, which they succeeded in doing about 12 o'clock.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Bayside

Large shipments of oysters and satisfactory returns are reported from Messongo and Pocomoke this year. Last season the bivalves in those waters were too poor to bear the fatigue of a journey by rail.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal service

A postoffice known as Hopeton, with Mr. Gillet Mason as postmaster, has been established on the line of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk R.R. at a point between Parksley and Bloxom stations.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - HolidaysInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Mr. John Johnson and family left here on Tuesday for their new home at Wachapreague City. They carry with them the regrets and best wishes of all our people

A paper is being circulated here, looking to the closing of all of our places of business here on Thanksgiving day, until the arrival of the mail in the afternoon.

Union services will be held by the Baptist, M.P., and M.E. Churches of this place on morning of Thanksgiving day. Further announcement next week.

Our new Methodist Episcopal Church will be dedicated on Sunday, December 9th. Help from abroad is promised. Programme of services will be announced shortly.

Buoy tender, steamer Geranium, J. J. Reed, commander, arrived here on the 13th inst., with fuel for Assateague and Killick Shoals Lights, and for the purpose of adjusting the buoys on Chincoteague bar


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Planting


The oysters in Chincoteague bay, especially those planted on the westward side, are in a poor condition for market, and besides they have died out very badly and cannot make a good yield, if those left should get fat in time for shipment this season.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - NewspapersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction


It is said that the Eastern Virginian will be revived at an early date.

R. J. Parker is having a dwelling erected on Main street near the Pungoteague road.

Market Report.

Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Prices

Please to report our market very favorable now on sweet potatoes. They are in light supply and prices ruling firm. Choice Va. are selling today at $1.75 a barrel, and for bright, chunky, and good sized potatoes $2 can be obtained. As N.J. crop is now largely stored in the kilns we expect on falling off in price from this time, and would advise immediate shipments before colder weather sets in, as there will be no demand for Va. stock after that time.

G. S. PALMER, 168 Reade St. N.Y., Nov. 14, '88.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 17, 1888