Norfolk Virginian, May 17, 1890


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Onancock (Accomac Co.) Va., May 16

Next Thursday, May 22nd, "Cherrystone Cottage" will be opened by its proprietor, a wealthy Washingtonian, with a fashionable ball.

It is said that many fast horses will be entered for the races at the Cape Charles fair from Richmond, Delaware and Baltimore this year.

The race horses belonging to Hon. W. S. Scott, which were wintered at Hollywood Place, near Cape Charles, have been sent North. They were in excellent condition. An exhibition of speed was given at the stables at Cape Charles before their departure, which was largely attended from many parts of the county.

A "blue crane," a species of bird never known to have been seen on the Eastern Shore before, was killed on Smith's Island a few days ago by G. H. Roselle, Esq., of Baltimore. The bird measured five feet four and a half inches from toes to tip and six feet four inches from tip to tip.

Cobb's Island, which was opened for the season about two weeks ago, is fast filling up, with guests from Kentucky and Tennessee.

Norfolk Virginian
May 17, 1890