Peninsula Enterprise, January 18, 1890


reprinted from Baltimore SunTransportation -- Water - Channel and harbor dredging

The statement that a survey has been recommended by United States engineers for the contemplated harbor improvements at Onancock, Va., proved to be incorrect. The survey has been completed, and the next step will be to secure an appropriation for the work, which is much needed.


Professionals -- TeachersAfrican-Americans -- Work - Business And professional

An association of colored teachers of Accomac convenes at Pungoteague, February 1st.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service

The committee of House of Representatives of United States has acted favorably upon the bills to establish lighthouses on Hog Island, and at the entrance to Cape Charles.


Sea -- Finfish - Methods : Pound-netSea -- Finfish - Legislation

Hon. S. S. Wilkins introduced a bill in the legislature on the 11th inst., to amend the code in relation to fishing with pound nets in the waters on the east side of the Chesapeake bay. The amendment [illegible] between the 1st of May and the 1st of June. As the law is at present, it is not legal to take fish during three months of the year.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

A Good Templar Lodge is soon to be organized at Parksley.


Infrastructure -- Public : Ditches and drains

Dr. J. E. Brodwater introduced in the legislature on the 10th inst., a bill to provide for the drainage of low lands.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PricesSea -- Market huntingMigrationTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsTransportation -- Water - Wharves


Oysters are selling with us at following prices per bushel: Primes $1.40 -- culls 70 cents -- cullenteens 35 to 40 cents. In the last issue of ENTERPRISE, the mistake was made, that they were selling at above prices per barrel.

Game, such as ducks, brandt and geese are being slaughtered in large quantities in our waters at present. A pair of red heads, many of which are being killed, sell readily from $1.75 to $2.

Mr. J. Burke and wife, of Boston, have made Chincoteague their permanent home and receive a cordial welcome. A live Yankee is not a bad article to have in our midst, when not mixed too bad, politically.

Mr. John W. H. Nock, of Atlantic has been awarded, by the stockholders of Wallop's Island, the contract for erecting a large wharf on their premises. Other improvements will rapidly follow and in the end 'a little city by the sea' is to be built by the owners.


Moral -- VigilantismInfrastructure -- Commercial - BanksInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionTransportation -- Road - LiveriesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction


A band of white men, styling themselves "regulators" on Saturday last, notified one Joe Finney, colored, recently released from the county jail and of rather unsavory repute that his departure form the neighborhood would be in accordance with "the eternal fitness of things" and that unless he left town by 6 p. m. on Saturday he would be summarily dealt with. Finney accepted this advice without remonstrance. One Dan Bagwell, colored, was similarly dealt with last week.

A Building and Loan Association will shortly be organized in Onancock.

R. J. Parker is having a set of livery stables built on his property, on Main street.

Dr. E. B. Finney is having a dwelling built on his property adjoining the P. E. Church.

Hog Island Flats -- Claim of Mr. Lewis.

reprinted from Baltimore SunSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : LegislationSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Planting

Richmond, Va., January 14 -- Mr. C. R. Lewis, the late lessee of the Hog Island flats, today presented a petition to the legislature asking to be reimbursed for the losses sustained by him in the State repealing the lease. He expended, he declares, $42,598.99 in planting oysters and shells and other necessary expenses; that he has paid two years' rent, amounting to $1,600. Continuing the petition says that Lewis has sustained an actual loss of $36,088.39, and in addition to said actual loss in money he has sustained a heavy loss in not being permitted to realize the profits which would have accrued within the next few years for his investment. The petitioner closes his appeal by stating that he desired, if possible, to effect an amicable settlement of his claim without waiving his right to sue for damages in courts of this Commonwealth in the event of his being unable to effect such.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
January 18, 1890