Peninsula Enterprise, October 12, 1889


African-Americans -- Work - AgricultureLaborers -- Farm

Meetings have been held recently in Scarborough's Neck, according to well authenticated reports received by us, to regulate the labor question. Resolutions were adopted at said meeting, we are advised, to supply with labor from their ranks, first the negro farmer, secondly the Republican brethren and lastly the white men who do not affiliate with them, provided they are willing to accede to the exorbitant demands which will be made upon them.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans


John Byrd, a colored man in this neighborhood, has just received a draft on the U. S. Government for $1,900 as compensation for an eye put out by a ball -- a base ball it is said.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - BrickyardsInfrastructure -- Commercial - General StoresInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels


The Parksley Brick and Tile Company is enlarging its plant.

Pate & Mason have moved into their handsome new store.

Mr. Frank J. Barnes has moved into his new home on Dunne avenue.

Charles L. Byrd, and T. J. Kent are building dwellings on Adelaide street.

Stanley J. Lewis is making extensive additions and improvements to his hotel and store property.

Mr. Stewart Matthews has bought a lot on Chadbourne street and contracted for a dwelling.

Messrs. F. T. Parkes & Co., have opened a full line of building material and hardware in their new warehouse.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Emory Pitts of Philadelphia were in town this week prospecting for a home.

Shipwrecked on Dawson Shoals.

Transportation -- Water - WrecksSea -- Wrecking

A ship seen from the mainland on Saturday last, running up and down the coast, seemed to be in distress and about 6 o'clock went or was put ashore on Dawson's Shoal. The ship was the Amy Dora, hailing from Northshields, England in charge of Capt. J. J. Thornton, bound from Savannah, Ga., to Genoa, Italy, loaded with 4,790 bales of cotton, valued at $235,000. The estimated value of ship is $90,000. Reports received are, that boat was leaking badly and there was 7 feet of water in her hole. She is in charge of Merritt Wrecking Company and her cargo will be saved, it is thought, without any material loss. The ship will probably go to pieces and be a total loss. The Captain claims, that he is ashore by reason of a miscalculation. He said he mistook Wachapreague Inlet for Hampton Roads on his way to Newport News.

Chesapeake Agricultural Fair Association.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

The Chesapeake Agricultural Fair opened last Tuesday with disagreeable weather and a small number of people in attendance, but a delightful change in the atmosphere on Wednesday brought thousands of visitors to the grounds, which were daily augmented during continuance of fair. The gate receipts were sufficient, we should say, for the managers to pronounce the fair a success, and the visitors, we believe, were satisfied with the accommodations furnished and the manner in which they were entertained. The races for the most part were interesting, and the exhibits in several of the departments were of the highest order, especially in the ladies' department. Indeed everyone was repaid by a visit to their hall, if nothing else had been provided for their entertainment. Too much praise cannot be given them for the many exquisite pieces of workmanship and superb works of art which they had on exhibition. In the poultry department the display was also especially fine, and the farm product, and stock, which were on exhibition came up well to the standard of excellence, though there was very little of it. Stief, A. B. Chase & Co., Hume, Minor & Co., had on exhibition musical instruments as auxiliaries to the ladies' departments, and are entitled to the thanks of the public. The agricultural department was represented by Hampton Manufacturing Co., in a very creditable display of plows, and P. P. Mast & Co., Philadelphia, through their agent, Mr. A. E. Webster, had a superb display of fine carriages, road carts, &c., Kellam & Taylor, Cape Charles, are to be commended for the display also of their goods. In the stock department the exhibits of Mr. W. E. Thomas, Capt. O. A. Browne for the Hollywood Place, and Mr. T. W. Jones are worthy of special mention.

The races were as follows:

FIRST DAY -- 3 minute class -- St. James, Sam, Julia, Upper Ten. St. James won first money, Sam second, Julia Third. Time 2.44. Two thirty-seven class -- Woeful, Norfolk Girl, Grey Eagle, Clifton. Clifton first, Grey Eagle second, Woeful third. Time 2.37. Four year old class -- Idle Boy and Julia. Idle Boy won first money. Time, 2.54. Running race (half mile) -- Danniel, Douglass, Maud S., Mint Julep, Annette, Annette first, Maud S., second. Danniel third. Time 1.01.

SECOND DAY -- free for all Eastern Shore horses -- Clay and Signet. Clay winner. Time, 2.31. Pacing race -- Maud Morrill and Lula Day. Maud winner. Time, 2.48. Three year old (half mile race) -- H. Disston and Easter. Disston winner. Time 2.48.

THIRD DAY -- 2.34 class. Sygnet, Grey Eagle, Mary Spillman. Sygnet first. Spillman second. Time 2.36 1-2, 2.35, 2.34, 2.39. Two year old class (half mile race) -- Vortex, Monarch, Mollie Taylor. Vortex first, Monarch second. Time 1.39, 1.35, 1.34. Running race (half mile). -- Annette first money, Cabo second. Time 2.00, 2.01.

FOURTH DAY -- free for all -- King Philip first money. Woeful second. Time 2.39, 2.39 1-2, 2.36. Two forty-eight class -- St. James, Sam, St. Julien, Idle Boy. Sam first, Idle Boy second, St. James third. Time 2.48, 2.44, 2.39.

The fair closed with a tournament. The tilting of the knights was superb. Mr. Marion Scott was the successful knight and selected Miss Kate Spady queen of love and beauty -- Master Willie Coston carried off second honors and Miss Nellie Kendall was selected by him as first maid of honor, and Mr. Kendall Goffigon, the third successful contestant, selected Miss Lou Goffigon third maid of honor. The charge to the knight was delivered by Mr. F. P. Brent in an eloquent speech.

Market Report.

Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Prices

Made by G. S. Palmer, commission merchant, 166 Reade St., New York.

The receipts of sweet potatoes continue liberal from Virginia, and also a good many arriving now from New Jersey, and not possible therefore to advance prices. Selling today from $1.50 to $1.75 per barrel, although fancy stock will bring $2. We anticipate a falling off in receipts next week and a consequent advance in prices.

N. Y., Oct. 8th, '89.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 12, 1889