Peninsula Enterprise, June 9, 1888


Transportation -- Water - Freight

The schooners of Messrs. Geo. B. Fosque & Co., Onancock, will resume their weekly trips to Baltimore after next week. As heretofore, the Maggie Davis will load on Tuesday and sail on Wednesday -- the Neptune on Fridays and sail on Saturdays.


Moral -- Property crime

A few nights ago the warehouse at Pitts wharf, was broken open and considerable property stored there, was stolen. Among the losses reported, are ten barrels of flour belonging to Messrs. White Bros., and a demijohn of prime "spirits" the property of a popular official and an old and valued friend.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - HotelsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

Belle Haven.

Work has commenced on the Kellam Hotel, which when finished will be the largest on the Shore.

The re-union of the five Virginia Lodges of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and of the members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, which comes off here on the 4th of July, promises to be the grandest affair ever known on the Eastern Shore. The Grand Master Workman of the A.O.U.W., and Capt. Dutton and other officials of the I. O. G. T., will certainly be present on the occasion and deliver addresses. The Pocomoke brass band (18 pieces) has been engaged and will be on hand to discourse sweet music. The members of both orders are expected to parade in full regalias. Excursion rates will be asked for by rail from Pocomoke City to Cape Charles and will doubtless be secured.

The Crab Industry.

Sea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : MarketsLaborers -- FisheriesLaborers -- Wages

The possibilities of the crab industry and the source of revenue it opens up to many of our people at a season of the year when they are comparatively idle, may be inferred from the following furnished us by Messrs. Hopkins Bros. & Co., Hunting Creek. In a letter to us under the date of June 5th, they say: "This is our second year in the crab business at this point, and on last Monday and Tuesday we bought about 13,000 crabs and on those days shipped to New York 860 dozen soft crabs. The increase in the business will be noted when we say, that we have never shipped in any two days heretofore more than 200 dozen." -- The wages of the "crabbers" amount to from $1 to $6 a day.

Where to Ship Your Produce.

Professionals -- Commission merchants

The names of the following commission merchants appear in our list of advertisers, all of which are worthy the patronage of our shippers and are heartily commended to their favor. The name of no irresponsible commission merchant can have a place in our columns:


Fairbanks, Tull & Co., 96 Park Place.

G. S. Palmer, 166 Reade.

Starin & Co., 98 Park Place.

Geo. Allison & Co., 207 & 298 Washington.

S. B. Downes & Co., 189 Reade.

Bahrenburg & Bro., 108 Murray.

A. F. Young & Co., 184 Reade and 210 Duane.

G. T. Bunting, 18 Vesey Pier.

R. W. Woodruff, 43 & 44 Fulton Pier.

Pape & Deyo, 859 & 861 Washington.

E. A. Brown & Co., 183 Reade.

Wm. Gamble & Co., 185 Reade.

Child, Tappen & Bro., 97 Park Place.


Everett T. Nock & Co., 303 S. Front.

A. W. Holden & Co., 312 S. Front.

S. W. Powell, 14 Spruce.

G. W. Miles & Co., 107 & 109 Dock.

J. W. Wharton, 5 South Delaware Ave. Market.

J. G. Savage, Pier 18 S. Delaware Ave.

N. F. Shinn & Bro., 309 N. Front.

Ilaines & Bro., 125 Spruce.

F. A. Prettyman, 234 N. Delaware Ave.

Silverthorn & Co., 303 S. Front and 302 S. Water.

S. C. Hall & Co., 13 Dock.

Pancoast & Griffith, 122 Dock.


L. P. Justis & Co., 5 E. Camden.

J. H. Seward & Co., 405 E. Pratt.

W. R. Byrd & Co., 209 Bowlys wharf.

C. A. Warner & Co., 21 W. Pratt.

Barnet Bond's Son, Cheapside & Pratt.

Schall & LeCato, Pratt.

W. G. Fentress, 214 Light.

Geo. T. Ames & Co., 405 E. Pratt.


Quinn & Co., 22 Commerce.

Rhodes & Chandler, 26 Commerce.


B. P. Hodsdon & Co., 11 & 12 N. Market.


J. W. Godwin & Co., 305 King.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

We call especial attention to the Premium List of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair for this year, which is published in our issue of today. It will be observed, that the premiums have been very largely increased and all will agree with us that it cannot now be said that there is not a sufficient variety in the exhibits asked for, having in many departments been increased four-fold or more, not that the premiums offered are too small to induce exhibits, inasmuch as the prizes hitherto wanted elements of stimulation and means of defrayment of expense and trouble. In addition the grounds and buildings have been enlarged -- while the track has been extended to a full half mile.

There is no competition between this Fair and that of the Chesapeake and Tidewater Agricultural Association at Cape Charles, but only that generous rivalry which leads to higher exertion to excel. -- We regard both as of immense advantage to our people -- and we are glad that both exist. This one is to us of Accomac somewhat in the relation of a home institution, and we feel therefore a nearer interest in it. But exhibitors here will be equally able to appear at the one at Cape Charles -- and instead of interference, there will be a double incentive to both exhibitors and Fair managers.

We earnestly hope that our people will meet fully and entirely the advances made by the management of this Fair and patronize it more fully than ever before. Thro' it our farmers and housewives can meet closely and learn of each other of the things they need. You have, farmers, abundance of time ahead of you -- use it well in preparation and go to the Fair fully equipped not only to win prizes but to show your better farming. We wish to say a few words on Farmers' Clubs but delay doing so to another issue. Don't forget the Fair and let each one strive to out-vie the other in making it attractive.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
June 9, 1888