Peninsula Enterprise, November 2, 1889


Moral -- Property crime

Henry Hope, colored, was arrested and sent to jail last Monday, charged with the robbery of Mr. Edward Wright, of Metompkin. When taken in custody by the constable, $145 was found on his person, which sum together with the money which he had spent at stores in neighborhood on Saturday made up the sum missed by Mr. Wright. The money lost by Mr. Wright was gold and the same only was used at the stores and found on his person. Hope says he found it in the road between Mr. Wright's store and dwelling.


Moral -- AlcoholInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionFields -- Livestock - Horses


A temperance prayer meeting will be held at Andrew Chapel, next week, commencing Sunday night.

An addition being made to dwelling of Mr. George W. Addison, he says, means matrimony, but no one believes he has yet found the victim, however willing "Barkis may be."

A fine colt belonging to Mr. J. H. Bayly, for which an offer of $100 was declined when 6 months old, died last week. A fine colt of Mr. Charles Curley, also died during same week.

Kissing was the method by which two well known brethren in our Temperance Club reconciled, after a debate of late, when too hot words had passed between them.

Smith & Harrison, dealers in horse flesh in these parts, are just home from the West with a fine drove of horses and mules.


Transportation -- Water - WharvesSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PricesSea -- TerrapinSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : PricesSea -- Market huntingFields -- Livestock - HorsesInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Mr. S. F. Matthews is having a large and substantial wharf built on his premises.

Oysters $1 per bushel, terrapins $25 per dozen, clams $2.50 per thousand, rabbits 25 cents a piece, are the prices quoted to purchasers here at present.

Mr. W. J. Matthews has several handsome ponies, 3 or 4 years old, which he does not wish "to winter," and is therefore offering them for sale cheap. Persons wanting good work horses will find it to their interest to call on him.

A handsome bell, weighing 460 pounds, now calls the worshipers at our M. E. Church to service. It started on its honorable career last Sunday morning.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Messrs. Riley & Quinby's office on Main street is approaching completion, and will soon be ready for occupancy.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - TelegraphTransportation -- Railroad - FreightInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential developmentInfrastructure -- Public : ChurchesInfrastructure -- Public : SchoolsFields -- Crops - Strawberries


A telegraph office has been established here with Mr. J. F. Hill, of Maryland as operator.

Business is rapidly increasing and this promises to be one of the most flourishing stations on the line. Shipments of sweet potatoes for this season have been very heavy, and will probably run over thirty thousand barrels.

It looks as though there will be a building boom here in the near future. Mr. A. G. Kelly has just completed a handsome dwelling and J. H. Hopkins has one in course of erection. A new school house will be ready by Christmas, while subscriptions are progressing with very favorable results, looking to the building of a church here which will be an adjunct of the Onancock circuit. Several lots have been sold on which dwellings will probably be erected during the next year.

Messrs. McMath & Bros., nurserymen, are busily engaged in housing plants for winter, and propagating stock for their spring trade. Although they have been in the nursery business only three years, their trade extends to all parts of the United States, even to Europe. They now claim to have one of the finest stocks of strawberry plants to be found in the country.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 2, 1889