Peninsula Enterprise, November 15, 1890


reprinted from Pocomoke City Record and GazetteTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Resorts

Mr. E. D. Bates of Pocomoke City, has leased the property in Virginia known as "Red Hills," and intends making of it a first class summer resort.


Moral -- Property crime

Governor McKinney, Monday, issued a requisition on the Governor of Maryland for Isaac Gordon Richards, indicted in Accomac for forgery.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Accomac C. H.

Three new buildings are in course of erection in our town at present: Baptist Parsonage, storehouse of Mr. William P. Bell for the occupancy of Mr. Samuel R. Ayres, who will open up first-class grocery, &c., and dwelling of Mr. William P. Bell to be occupied by Mr. George T. Tindle.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Packing

Belle Haven.

The oyster packing establishment of Scarborough & Rowley, Willis Wharf, . . . will begin operations next week with 30 shuckers.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceNatural resources -- Shoreline migrationTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsTransportation -- Water - FreightInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse service


Capt. C. E. Babbitt & Son have been awarded the contract to move the Ocean City Life Saving Station 130 feet west of present location, and Uncle Sam will erect on frame of same one of the handsomest stations in the district.

Prof. T. L. Disharoon, principal of our public schools, has been engaged by the owners of Wallop's Island to take charge of their club house, December 1st, at a salary of $700 per year. He was the manager last season and evidently gave satisfaction to the owners as they engage him again in a similar capacity in preference to numerous other applicants. The club-house is to be enlarged, ice house built and other improvements made at an early day.

Steamer Absecom, owned by Capt. John W. Bunting, will be put on the route from here to Philadelphia, the last of this month, in charge of Capt. William Bunting. She will carry both passengers and freight, the latter 20 per cent less than the railroad and if the trade justifies it he will put a second steamer on the line. Steamer Absecom will carry a barrel of oysters to Philadelphia for 40 cents -- and make three trips a week.

S. A. Mahon, Lighthouse engineer, visited us this week for the purpose of selecting a site for the erection of a cottage for principal keeper of Assateague Light. The old house is to be occupied by his two assistants.

Old Tom, the oldest pony on Assateague and which has been in the service of the Life Saving Station located there for a number of years has been put on the pension list and another pony secured for the service.

Death of Capt. A. F. Cobb.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Resorts

Capt. Albert F. Cobb, proprietor of the well known and popular seaside resort, Cobb's Island, died suddenly of heart failure on his way to that place from the mainland, on Thursday of last week. He had been a sufferer for some time with heart trouble, but on that day seemed in finer spirits than usual and without any of the symptoms indicating the disease, when he fell back in his son's arms, exclaiming, "I am gone," and died instantly. He was interred on the following day at Cobb's Island, Rev. C. E. Horlay of the M. E. Church, South, conducting the funeral exercises. Mr. Cobb was genial and accommodating host, just and generous to those in his employ, popular and respected as a citizen -- and his death is generally regretted.

At the time of his death Mr. Cobb was accompanied by a notary Mr. Rod Nottingham, on his way to the Island to take the acknowledgement of his wife to a deed transferring his interest in Cobbs Island to Stock Company, with a capital, it is said, of $250,000, which proposed to improve the property with a handsome hotel, cottages &c., and to make it one of the leading summer resorts on the Atlantic coast.

Public School Report for October.

Infrastructure -- Public - Government : School administration

Number of schools in operation 108; number of graded schools in operation 23; number of pupils enrolled 4,157; number of pupils in average daily attendance 3,087; number of schools visited by superintendent 31.

The monthly reports of the teachers, with but few exceptions, were promptly made to the superintendent, with postage stamps enclosed; but several were improperly folded and sent in small envelopes. Please, in future, fold them as indicated by the printed form, and mail in large envelopes, as they must be kept on file for future reference and it is necessary to have them neatly and properly folded. Please fill up all the blanks on said monthly reports.

Any teacher wishing to subscribe for the "Educational Journal of Virginia," will direct to William Ellis Jones, Richmond, Va., -- subscription price $1 in advance, specimen copies 10 cents. Several have made the enquiry. The PENINSULA ENTERPRISE is our county school organ, and would save our teachers the trouble of often writing to superintendent and trustees for school information. Very respectfully.


Co. Supt. Schools.

Grangeville, Va., Nov. 10, 1890.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 15, 1890