Norfolk Virginian, April 19, 1889


Weather -- Northeast storms


The editorial in Sunday's VIRGINIAN in regard to the colonization of English and Scotch families in Accomack, was read with interest here. Very few people were aware of the scheme until the paragraph in THE VIRGINIAN was read. Your correspondent went to Accomac C. H. to interview Mr. Browne upon the subject, but was informed that he was in Washington.

The storm, which was announced in Monday's papers to be sweeping eastward, struck here Monday night with much force. No reports of any damage have yet been made, however.

The citizens of Onancock were much startled several nights ago at what was supposed to be an earthquake shock. The supposed shock was a loud and distinct rumbling noise, accompanied by a heavy roar, which did not in the least resemble thunder.

Norfolk Virginian
April 19, 1889