Peninsula Enterprise, July 26, 1890


Moral -- Other violent crimeProfessionals -- Doctors

Mahala Watson, and her daughter Ginnie, stabbed by Willet some days ago, are so much improved that there is a chance for the recovery of both. The former is out of danger, and the peritonitis which was thought would certainly be fatal to the latter has almost entirely subsided, thanks to their strong constitutions and fine surgical treatment rendered. These people are very poor and cannot compensate the physicians for their valuable services, given as cheerfully to them as it would have been to millionaires, but the county can through its Board of Supervisors pay them, and should do so. They pay for attendance on small pox, which are no more emergency cases than these were.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

Accomac C. H.

Mr. Duffield Savage has engaged a trainer for his horses from Baltimore and is prepared to take horses of others "for training," for reasonable compensation.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionWatermen -- Personal injuryTransportation -- Water - FreightTransportation -- Water - StrandingsInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving service


The Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia spent several days in our town and last week and as usual had a gay time.

We have a genuine building boom. Twenty-five houses are in course of erection.

Capt. William Booth of Chincoteague was drowned in Assawaman Inlet, on Wednesday, 23rd day of July. He had been up Assawaman Creek to deliver coal, and while going out of the creek his boat went aground. The captain got into a small boat and tried to find deeper water. The boat capsized and he was drowned. His body at time of writing had not been found. He was a worthy citizen. A wife and three children survive him. He was 60 years old.

Sloop Lucy Jane, loaded with shingles, from Norfolk to this place, went ashore on our bar, night of 20th inst., but was gotten off without material damage by Capt. Tracey of Life Saving Service and the citizens.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving service


A bush meeting is being conducted near Onley Station, by Revs. R. A. Compton and W. J. Twilley, of the M. E. Church, South.

W. T. Wise's residence on Main St., has been completed.

Lieut. F. Wordsworth, the successor of Lieut. J. F. Wild as Inspector of the Life Saving Service for this district, has arrived here, and will make Onancock his headquarters.


Sea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Crabbing : PricesLaborers -- FisheriesLaborers -- ConstructionProfessionals -- BuildersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public : FencesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal serviceForests -- Barrel factories MigrationMoral -- Property crime


The crab dealers of Hunting Creek are paying 2 and a half cents for crabs and the crabbers are making good wages.

Our carpenters complain of dull times, while the lumber is seasoning and mill yards are waiting for buyers.

Mr. John R. Lewis has just completed a new dwelling for A. Everett of Newark, N. J.

Hedge-fence stock can be bought cheap in our vicinity and our people have come to the conclusion, that the hedge thorns are not the sharpest part of this business.

A suburb of Parksley has recently been named, 'Taylorsville.'

Mr. S. T. Jones has moved into the new postoffice building.

Our barrel man, Mr. J. S. Matthias has returned from Nansemond county, to ply his vocation here during the potato season.

Mr. John Parks of E. and Frank Mason of Z. W., have purchased farms near New Church and propose to move to them another year.

The chicken and watermelon rogues are putting in heavy licks at Parksley and vicinity. They have stolen lately forty chickens and the most of the melons of Mr. D. F. White. Two negroes were captured by him while stealing his melons last Monday. Can't we have a work house for these raiders and pests?


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionFields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : PricesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingForests -- Sawmills


Our building boom continues. Two new store houses are nearing completion and two handsome dwellings are in course of erection.

Sweet potatoes being shipped by our farmers net them from $7 to $10.

The "swifters" are being daily exercised for the running race which comes off on McConnell's track, August 13th.

Mr. Walter Wessels, of Baltimore is now associated with Mr. Thaddeus K. Martin in the saw-mill business, and since the new firm of Martin & Wessels was formed a plainer and flooring machine has been added. They are doing a "rushing," business. The family of Mr. Wessels arrived in our town some days ago.

Horses Trained on Eastern Shore.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

MR. EDITOR. -- I will tell you about the success of the race horses trained here for the past two winters; as all the men and women on the Eastern Shore are fond of fine horses and will be pleased to hear of Eastern Shore success. Last year the largest stakes ever up for a race, viz: $63,000 was won by Chaos, beating twenty-two other horses. This year Banquet a 3-year-old, has run the fastest mile, and a mile and a fourth -- that was ever run, in the former he made the distance in 1.38, the fastest time being Ten Broeck 1.39 3-4 with equal weights, in the last named distance he beat the best time heretofore made by any horse, viz: Salvator which was 2.5 1-4. I add here a description of the race from the The New York World:

"The start is made, one mile and a quarter straightaway from the grand stand, and nothing is seen of them till they have gone half the distance, as they swing into the three quarters straight and the colors are seen. Tournament and Banquet are locked in front, Sir John and Devotee behind. They are coming at a heart breaking pace, and with every furlong the two leaders are drawing away further and further. And now as they are entering the last furlong, Banquet begins slowly to creep ahead of Tournament. First it is half a head, then a head, then a quarter of a neck, then a half neck. And now old man Hayward goes to the whip and lays the whip on Tournament's sides. The colt fails to respond, and in a moment more Banquet has passed the judges, winner by half a length in 2.03 3-4, the fastest time on record."

Besides Chaos and Banquet, there are others. Torso, winner last year, of the Double Event, and this year of the Lorillard stake worth $24,000 then there are other good ones -- Boleze, Vagabond, Miss Ransom, Turmoil &c.



Cape Charles, Va., July 22, '90.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
July 26, 1890