Peninsula Enterprise, April 2, 1892


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Resorts

Capt. C. H. Crumb, has rented Cobb's Island Hotel, and the general opinion, is that as proprietor he will be acceptable to the public.


Moral -- MurderSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Planting

The grand jury empannelled last Monday and engaged most of the time while it was in session, in examining the cases arising out of the oyster war in Tangier sound, was discharged on last Thursday without completing the work before them. Judge Gillet, quite unwell at the beginning of the term, was too sick on Thursday to continue court any longer. All indictments for illegal dredging, except one, were ignored by the grand jury. The case of Archie Dize, shot and killed on the oyster grounds last week, was under investigation at the time of the adjournment.


Sea -- Finfish - Catch : Shad and herring

Shad, the first of the season, were for sale in our town last Monday, at from 40 to 75 cents per pair.


Farmers -- Farmers' organizations

The County Alliance will meet at Parksley, to-day, April 2d, 10 a. m. A full attendance of the delegates is requested.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Newspapers

The contract for printing the catalogue of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair Association, this year, has been again awarded to the ENTERPRISE, and parties wanting advertising space are requested to communicate with us at once.


Transportation -- Road - Personal injury

James West, colored, was found dead on his premises near Pungoteague, last week. he fell from his cart while on the way from his potato bed to his house and was killed, it is thought, by the fall.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

The Building Committee of Horntown M. E. Church, South, are now ready to receive bids for repairing their church. Specifications can be had of Rev. R. B. Scott, Oak Hall, Va. Committee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. No bids received after April 10th.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans

Mr. A. T. Leatherbury, secretary of the Chesapeake Agricultural Fair Association, advises us, that at a meeting of the Board of Directors of said Association, held at Cape Charles, March 29th, a resolution was unanimously adopted, to extend to the members of Harmanson-West Camp, an invitation to hold a festival for the benefit of their organization at their coming annual Fair, and that ample space be provided for them in the Ladies' hall for that purpose.


Fields -- Livestock - HorsesSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Seed


Dr. N. S. Smith has sold Pill Box, a fine Morrill colt, to a gentleman of Newark, N. J., at a fancy price -- figures unknown.

William J. Matthews is just home from a trip to Milton, Delaware. While there, he bought the schooner L. B. Chandler, which will arrive here shortly to load with oysters for Fair Haven, Conn.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Road - LiveriesInfrastructure -- Public : Schools


Oscar Ewell will build a dwelling at once.

Edward T. Pate will build a handsome dwelling soon on his lots.

Johnson & Melson have opened here new livery, sales and exchange stables.

Miss Willie Wright and Miss Minnie Dix have opened private schools in our town.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal service


The contract for the mail messenger service between Temperanceville and the new office at Bloomtown, after an exciting contest, was awarded to J. E. Grinnalds, his bid, eighty dollars, being the lowest.

Action of Harmanson-West Camp Memorial Committee.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - VeteransTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsInfrastructure -- Public : Monuments

Pursuant to a call of the Chairman, the Memorial Committee of Harmanson-West Camp of Confederate Veterans met at Accomac C. H., to initiate measures looking to raising funds to build a monument to the Confederate Dead. The following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, In order that Harmanson-West Camp may be successful in raising funds to erect a monument to those of the Eastern Shore who died in the Confederate service.

Resolved, That we believe one of the means to that end should be the holding of a Bazaar at the Chesapeake Agricultural Fair and at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair.

Resolved, That the Chairman of this committee, appoint for each magisterial district of the two counties, five ladies to act with the district committees in securing and taking charge of such articles as may be given, whether of money or material and distribute them as they deem best for the uses of the proposed Bazaars to be held at the two Fairs in August next, for the purpose of raising money to erect a memorial of those of the Eastern Shore who died for the Lost Cause. And that Capt. George G. Savage be requested to prepare a proper caption for contribution lists for the use of the district committees and the ladies who may be associated with them, and print and publish the same at as early a day as practicable. And be it further

Resolved, That the Chairman of this Committee may in his discretion appoint ladies beyond the Eastern Shore to solicit aid in this work.

Resolved, That each district committee shall make monthly reports of all monies or articles, which may be contributed to them, to the Chairman of this Committee.

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Committee that the committeemen of each district should at once organize and go to work.

Resolved, That the Chairman do now appoint a committee of one from each magisterial district to prepare an address to the people.

Thereupon the committee adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.


JOHN H. WISE, Secretary.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
April 2, 1892