Peninsula Enterprise, December 22, 1888


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateProfessionals -- Realtors and developers

Browne, Jacob & Co., sold recently property on Occohannock to a Penn. party for $1850. The sale was effected by Mr. Ed. S. Jacob, of Read's wharf, Northampton county, Va., who is now with the firm in the real estate business.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Other

A greenhouse 16x66 feet is being built by Messrs. McMath Bros., nurserymen Onley station.


Fields -- Crops - Other vegetablesLaborers -- FarmLaborers -- Wages

Capt. O. A. Browne, agent and manager of Hollywood Place is now shipping kale as the market demands it. -- During January his shipments will be very heavy and 500 hands will be required to do the work. He pays 4 cents per barrel for cutting it and the wages of the average laborer for the work a day, is two dollars or more.


Moral -- Murder

According to advices at hand, the remains of Wm. Taylor, whose death is noted elsewhere, were disenterred Thursday, and an inquest held over him. The verdict of the jury has not been ascertained.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Target shooting

In a pigeon shooting match at Belle Haven last week Mr. Woody Brickhouse killed 19 of 20 pigeons and carried off the honors.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Customs serviceInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceInfrastructure -- Commercial - House moving


Capt. John W. Bunting has purchased a handsome steamer, Absecombe, of 70 tons of register, for use in his fish business.

U.S. Revenue sloop Report, sold at public auction recently, was bid off to Capt. John W. Mears, Wachapreague, at the price of $375.

A contract was recently awarded to C. E. Babbitt & Son to move L.S. Station one and a half miles for $1,000.

A mahogany surfboat has arrived by rail at this place for Hog Island Life Saving Station. It is 25 feet long, self bailed and self righted, and weighs only 1,000 pounds or about one-fourth weight of the old surfboats. It is one of the nine new boats recently built.

The report made to Baltimore American by a Snow Hill correspondent, of 75 cases of diphtheria on Chincoteague, is incorrect. Our physicians say that up to this time there have been only twelve cases of the disease.


Transportation -- Road - MaintenanceSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Prices

Hoffman's Wharf.

The Hoffman's wharf road, almost impassible at times last winter, is now in a fair condition and with another appropriation by our court equal to last could be made as good as a turnpike and once made good can be easily kept so.

Oysters in Pungoteague creek are very fat this season and primes are netting $3.25 per barrel -- culls, $2.25.


Moral -- Vandalism


An unoccupied tenant house, a short distance from this place, belonging to John R. Sturgis was burned Monday morning last. The fire, it is thought, was the act of an incendiary.


Forests -- SawmillsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companiesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Second homesMoral -- Murder


A fine saw mill recently purchased by Mr. N. W. Nock, is being erected at this place.

A meeting of the Mutual Live Stock Association will be held at Mappsville, Saturday afternoon during Christmas.

Dr. John R. Bowdoin will occupy another year the handsome dwelling recently built by Mr. W. Peacock-Yate. Mr. and Mrs. Yate leave for Florida on Monday, to spend the winter there.

Mr. Wm. Taylor, a very robust young married man died suddenly at his home near Modestown, last Sunday, from some unknown cause and under circumstances so suspicious that it is probable that his remains will be disinterred, for an examination by a coroner's jury.


African-Americans -- Work - FisheriesMoral -- Property crimeInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Robt. Scarburgh, colored, of Onancock, employed as a hand on a dredging vessel from this point is in Baltimore penitentiary, charged with the theft of articles off the schooner.

John S. Waples has moved in his new residence and the dwelling vacated by him has been occupied by Mr. John T. Powell.

Broughton, Son & Miles are now occupying their new storehouse on the corner of Main street.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companies


Mr. A. T. Doughty of our town, has received a check for $14 on his accident policy, from the Home Benefit Society, for two weeks disablement.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - GuidesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Customs serviceTransportation -- Water - FreightSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Hunting : Waterfowl and shorebirdTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - LodgesSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PackingTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


Capt. John W. Mears, the purchaser of the U.S. Cutter Report, recently sold at Chincoteague, left here this week for Currituck sound, where his services have been engaged by northern gunners for the winter.

The schooner Hughlet, Capt. Foster, which returned here a week ago, was, owing to adverse winds, more than a month in making a round trip to New Jersey, with a load of oysters from this port.

There were a dozen or more club men (gunning sports) here last week, and several more are expected after the Xmas holidays.

The oyster shucking business is beginning to boom here.

Work is progressing slowly on the Masonic Temple in course of erection at this place.

Sloop J. W. Luce, Capt. W. T. Stiles, in a gale on her way from Norfolk to this port last week, lost a portion of her cargo of lumber intended for the Masonic hall.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
December 22, 1888