Peninsula Enterprise, July 5, 1890


Transportation -- Railroad - Wrecks

An engine was demolished and seven cars were badly wrecked in a collision near Birds Nest on N. Y. P. & N. R. R. on Friday of last week. According to reports received the engineers of both trains and the agent at station have been charged with being at fault in the matter, but whether either were, we are not properly advised to give an opinion. It is said by some that the company is alone responsible, and at least it will foot the bill to the tune of several thousand dollars.


Mental illness

Mr. E. C. Ames, an inmate of the lunatic asylum at Williamsburg, from this county died last week.


Fields -- Livestock - Horses

Mr. Thos. H. Melson, Accomac C. H., refused $500 for his three year old Morrill colt last week.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - HotelsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Excursions


A sad accident occurred here last Saturday. George W. Conquest, a little colored boy, better known as George Washington, who has been a waiter at the Atlantic Hotel for several years and was a general favorite with all visitors to the hotel went in bathing on that day and was drowned.

The Heptasophs have chartered the steamer W. W. Coit for an excursion on 9th inst., either to Wallop's Beach or U. S. Lightship. The captain states, that she is doing more business on this line than he expected and that she is here to stay.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesArchitecture -- Churches


J. W. and W. T. Wilfon, architects Baltimore, have just completed drawings for the new Baptist Church to be erected at this place. The building is to be of frame 45x70 feet, with transepts 8x23 feet, and a tower and spire 10 feet square and 64 feet high. There is an entrance porch 4x12 feet, and the interior has a open timbered roof, showing the natural color of the wood. There are several features in the plan, and its construction will add greatly to the architectural effect of our town.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public : Fences


Messrs. L. F. Hinman and Thomas Mason have dwellings in course of erection here.

Several visitors are in our village from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Accomac and Northampton Hedge Company was organized here on 25th of June with following officers: William S. Lankford, president; John E. Wise, E. T. Powell, R. V. Nottingham, John L. Gillespie and Dr. A. Brockenbrough directors. The incorporation of same since has been duly approved by the Circuit Judge of this district and the Governor of Virginia.

Cheaper Freight Rates Demanded.

Farmers -- Farmers' organizationsTransportation -- Railroad - Rates and fares

At a meeting of Pungoteague Grange on the 26th day of June, 1890, it was unanimously determined to make an appeal to the transportation companies of Accomac and Northampton counties for a cheaper rate of freight charges on produce and also cheaper passenger rates.

To this end it was ordered that headed circulars be printed and sent to all the stores and prominent places in the two counties, for the approval and signatures of all shippers of produce by said companies, desiring a better rate of freight and passenger charges, requesting that merchants and other public business men who may hold said circulars will secure said signatures as promptly as possible and forward the same to the secretary of the E. Shore Ag'l Association at Grangeville P. O. by the 29th day of July, 1890.

By order of Pungoteague Grange.


Architecture -- Jails

VIRGINIA -- At a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the county of Accomack, at the Court-House of said county, June 23rd, 1890.

Ordered, that this Board will receive sealed proposals, to be left with the clerk on or before the 4th Monday in July, 1890, (reserving the right to reject any or all), for furnishing the jail of Accomack county, Virginia, with five (5) cells or cages for prisoners, to be joined together, made of the best refined iron, and of the following size: Each cell or cage to be 6 feet by 8 feet, 7 feet high, front, back and ends to be made of bar iron riveted with 3-8 inch rivets -- the bars to be 1 1-8 inches by 5-16 inches thick placed perpendicular three inches apart with horizontal bars 8 inches apart -- partitions, floors, ceilings and doors to be of 1-4 inch sheet iron with stiles 2 inches by 3-8 inch with 3 hinges on each door, the straps to cross the doors so as to form fastenings and make the doors fast in three places, with one lock to each door. The doors to be 2 feet wide, 6 feet high. Four horizontal bars 1 1-4 inches by 1-2 inch thick to be put across the partitions and three across the ceilings of each cell, all to be riveted 8 inches apart or closer if necessary. Two berths to be made in each cell or cage 2 1-2 feet wide and 6 1-2 feet long, hinged 6 in. from partition, strong enough for bed and to hook up to partition when not in use. A hole to be made half way from door to partition 11 1-4 inches by 4 inches deep with a sheet iron shelf in front. The cells or cages are to be in jail and completed by the 1st day of November, next, at which time they will be paid for. And it is further ordered, that this order be published in each issue of the PENINSULA ENTERPRISE until the 4th Monday of July, next.

A Copy.

Test. M. OLDHAM, JR., Clerk.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
July 5, 1890