Peninsula Enterprise, October 22, 1892


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools

The Board of Trustees of Margaret Academy will meet at Keller, on Saturday, October 29th, at 12 o'clock m., at which time the committee appointed to make sale of the Academy will make its report. Should the sale effected by said committee be ratified by the Board, the question of the location of the Academy will then be considered.


Forests -- Sawmills

The saw mill and barrel factory of Dr. J. W. Short at New Church station, was burned Friday night, of last week. The fire started in the refuse lumber surrounding the mill, ignited by a spark from smoke stack and had reached the roof of the mill when discovered. Lumber of the value of about one hundred dollars was also destroyed. The whole loss was about $3,000 -- no insurance.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal serviceForests -- Shipping : Water

Belle Haven.

The postoffice at this place has been made a money order and postal note office, which will be a great convenience to the people.

Capt. Collins started a raft containing six hundred logs from Occohannock Creek on Monday, for New York.


Fields -- Livestock - Cattle Farmers -- Farmers' organizations


Twenty-seven calves were shipped from this station last Wednesday.

Quite a large number of our citizens attended the Farmers' Alliance meeting at Onley, on Friday of last week.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : MarketsTransportation -- Water - FreightProfessionals -- Seafood dealersSea -- Fish factories


Schooner Thomas Thomas was loaded here this week with oysters for Norfolk.

Our oysters never were fatter at this time of the year, it is stated, while north and east of us, it is stated, they are very poor. The prospect for a profitable season indeed seems bright to us at present. Buyers from New York, Philadelphia and other points visited us this week.

Capt. John W. Bunting & Sons have closed their fish factory for the season -- results unsatisfactory.


Sea -- Shellfish - Clamming : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


Clams are in demand and bring fair prices in the markets.

Oysters in Chincoteague bay on the mainland side, are in a poor condition and present indications for good stock this winter are not favorable.

The dwelling of Mr. Charles Davis, on Stockton avenue, has just been completed and he and his family are now the occupants of same.

The congregation of worshipers, on Chincoteague Island, better known as the "sanctified worshipers," have made arrangements to hold an all day meeting in Capt. E. K. Young & Son's oyster house at Franklin City, on Sunday, 23d inst.

Accomac Tribe, No. 90, Improved Order of Red Men, wigwam at this place, has an enrolled membership of 43 names. About 35 of the officers and chiefs, attended the M. P. Church here on last Sunday morning, in full regalia to listen to a discourse by Bro. A. S. Bean, on "Burden Bearing," for the especial benefit of his brother chiefs. The sermon gave general satisfaction to all present, and was said, by many persons who heard it, to have been far above the average sermon.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionArchitecture -- Out buildingsWatermen -- Personal injuryTransportation -- Water - Wrecks

Hoffman's Wharf.

Two handsome dwellings, now nearly finished for Captains P. H. Dies and H. O. Barrelson, will add greatly to the appearance of our village.

The large addition to dwelling of Capt. A. J. Morse, now nearing completion, will make it, it is said, the most convenient and comfortable house on the Shore.

Mr. John W. Sturgis will be a valuable accession to our population another year. He is now improving his lot by building a barn -- later will build a fine large residence.

The body of Capt. John Marsh, who was drowned in the storm of the 6th inst., when schooner Elizabeth Alice was capsized and sunk, was found near the schooner on the 15th inst., and brought home for interment on the following day. His watch stopped at 27 minutes past 4 o'clock, which showed about the time the accident occurred. Neither of the other bodies have been recovered at this writing.


Transportation -- Railroad - Stations and sidingsTransportation -- Railroad - Freight


The railroad company are making improvements at our station.

Large shipments of sweets are still being made daily from this station.


Moral -- Property crimeInfrastructure -- Public : CemeteriesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Police


Chicken thieves are on the war path, if all rumors are true. They last week struck College Place and host Mears lost his coopers.

Mr. John Poulson has been busy this week, removing the remains of several buried in the Baptist Church yard to the Onancock Cemetery grounds.

Mr. Raymond Riley has been made bailiff in lieu of Mr. Jas. Porter. Mr. Riley officered the town once before and the 'boys' walked a 'line.'

Meeting of County Alliance.

Farmers -- Farmers' organizationsTransportation -- Railroad - RegulationTransportation -- Railroad - Rates and fares

Evidently the organization known as the Farmers' Alliance is not dead in Accomac. The regular quarterly meeting of the County Alliance, which was called at Onley station on Friday last, was probably the largest and most enthusiastic body of farmers that ever got together in Accomac. The Order was represented by some of the best citizens from all sections of the county, and the personnel of the assemblage was in a high degree creditable to the organization. In spite of predictions, based upon the present political entanglements of the State Alliance, the proceedings were said to be entirely harmonious. The Order has so far held itself wisely aloof from politics. The following resolution, offered by a committee, and unanimously adopted without discussion, settles the status of the County Alliance on the question of party politics.

Resolved, That while we reprobate the use of any Alliance funds for partisan purposes, and declare that any such use of said funds is, in our opinion, obnoxious to the constitution and spirit of the Farmers' Alliance, we believe it is not expedient or politic, in the present state of our domestic plans and purposes to voluntarily sever our relations with the State Alliance. But, in view of the refusal of the State Alliance to adopt a resolution of our delegate, offered at its late meeting, prohibiting the use of Alliance funds for the aid of any political party, that our secretary be, and he is hereby, instructed to withhold payment of all dues to the State Alliance until further ordered.

A report upon the status of the suit now being pressed by the Interstate Commerce Commission against the railroads in behalf of cheaper freight rates along the line between Delmar and Cape Charles, furnished the topic of chief interest. Contributions and subscriptions to the amount of over a hundred and fifty dollars were added to the fund already in hand, and a hearty determination evinced to push the suit to a finish. Some natural surprise was expressed that our sister county of Northampton, equally involved in the interests of this suit, and though frequently invited to cooperate, had so far failed to contribute a dollar to the effort.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 22, 1892