Peninsula Enterprise, December 10, 1892


Tourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Lodges

President-elect Cleveland, ended his visit at Hog Island Sunday last and left Exmore station on the private car of Superintendent Kenny, of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, which was attached to the New York Express.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Excursions

An excursion train, known as "Santa Claus train," will run at reduced rates from Cape Charles to Pocomoke City, Thursday, December 15th, leaving Cape Charles at 7 a. m., and on its return leaving Pocomoke City at 5 p. m.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateProfessionals -- Realtors and developers

F. H. Dryden, real estate agent, has sold to Oliver J. Lucas, of Modestown, a very valuable house and lot in Pocomoke City, for $2,700. Mr. Dryden has also sold a truck farm on the line of Virginia to Edward Burton, of Keller, for $700.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

Rev. Thomas A. Tidball, D. D., rector of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Camden, N. J., and formerly rector of St. James P. E. Church, Accomac C. H., Va., will, it is stated, accept the rectorship of Epiphany, one of the richest churches in Philadelphia. The General Convention in Baltimore elected him missionary bishop to Japan, but he declined the appointment.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companies

Samuel A. Pitt, general manager of the Peninsula Mutual Relief Association, of Easton, Md., will remain in town for a few weeks looking toward the interest and advancement of his association. Mr. Pitt will hold a public meeting in the Town Hall over the printing office Monday night, December 12th, not only are the members of the association invited but the public generally.


Professionals -- Teachers

Belle Haven.

Miss Florence Hudson, who is teaching on Broadwater Island, spent last Saturday and Sunday with her parents.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ResortsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential developmentSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PricesTransportation -- Water - FreightSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : MarketsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels


The Wallop's Island stockholders will, it is stated, during February, have several cottages erected, and offer for sale several lots to parties proposing to build on the same -- and the outcome of their enterprise, it is believed, will be "a city by the sea" at an early day.

Oysters for the most part good this year, and from 200 to 500 barrels being shipped daily, on orders, at prices ranging from $2.50 to $3 for culls, $3.50 to $5 per barrel for primes.

Schooners Palestine, Elnora, Boneta and Hart loaded here this week for Fair Haven, Conn., schooner Recruit for New York, and schooner D. J. Whealton for Norfolk.

Clams high and in demand here -- several boats from New Jersey loaded with them this week.

Mrs. Jamima Bloxom, the wife of Capt. Sealmore Bloxom, died on the 6th inst. after a long illness, aged 72 years. She was the first keeper of a hotel proper on Chincoteague. Her husband and many children and grand children survive her. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her.


Professionals -- Realtors and developersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate


Another building lot has been sold at this station by Mr. U. B. Quinby.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesProfessionals -- Builders


Improvements are being made in the basement of the Episcopal Church here and a new heater has been put in place. Mr. Arthur Mears, of Wachapreague, is doing the work.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesInfrastructure -- Public : LibrariesProfessionals -- Realtors and developersInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Work on the new M. P. Church is being pushed to completion.

The Parksley Free Library received a collection of books from New York friends through Mr. and Mrs. Millard.

D. H. Johnson, has built a shoe shop for John A. Scott, Sr., and a barber shop for John A. Scott, Jr., on Dunne avenue.


Transportation -- Water - WharvesForests -- SawmillsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


The Eastern Shore Steamboat Co., has purchased the wharf at Buzzard Hill, Nandua Creek, is enlarging same, building freight house, and one of their boats will ply regularly between it and Baltimore.

Auld & McKay, steam mill owners, report more orders, with an extra force, than they can fill.

Mr. A. C. Campbell has enlarged storehouse, recently bought of Mr. Emory Hinman, and will occupy same shortly.

The Gratitude of our Patrons.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Insurance companies


General Manager of the Peninsula Mutual Relief Association, of Easton, Md.

DEAR SIR -- I take this method not only to add my testimonial and thanks to the many which you have already received, for the prompt manner in which my late husband's (Hon. Thomas H. Bayly Brown's) claim, was paid in full the amount of which was fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), (he being a member in a club) -- but that the membership and community may know the promptness, fair dealing, the help and sympathy given to the widow in her saddest of all afflictions; the loss of her husband.

Indeed it is not only a source of gratification to me, but will be, I am sure, to all to know what a friend your association is to the widow and orphan.

My husband was insured in your association over three years (3), yet it cost him less than ninety dollars to leave the above named estate.

I therefore unhesitatingly recommend the Peninsula Mutual Relief Association, of Easton, Md., to all who wish protection, being assured that no such help can be given, as that given by your association, at so small an outlay.

Wishing your association much success and again thanking you and Mr. Thomas W. Blackstone (your resident director) for your help, your sympathy and kindly words, I am

Yours very truly, ANNA F. BROWNE,

widow of the late Hon. Thomas H. Bayly Browne.

Accomac C. H., Va., Dec. 8th, 1892.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Maryland-Virginia boundary

The joint commission of Maryland and Virginia legislators are in session in the city of Washington, to determine on a plan for settling the matters in dispute between the two States regarding the oyster fisheries and the State boundaries in the Potomac river and Pocomoke Sound. A concurrent culling law for the Potomac river has been agreed to, according to the latest advices, and it is not likely that anything more will be accomplished by the meeting, and such unanimity on that point exists between the citizens of the States, that it could hardly be considered in dispute. The members of the commission, so far as the real question to be considered by them, are as far apart as the poles, as indicated by the reports of the sub committees appointed to prepare the same and presented by Senators Blackstone of Virginia, and Hayes of Maryland -- the former denying absolutely the right of Maryland to concurrent fishing rights in Pocomoke sound, and the latter claiming as absolutely equal rights in Pocomoke sound. With views so widely divergent, of course, no agreement is expected. With rights so well established that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, the representatives of Virginia could hardly afford to be cajoled and flattered into making a report different from that which they have made, and in such a dilemma, a resort to the courts which our Maryland neighbors have so often threatened is only left to them. With the eminent counsel of that State both of the past and present advising to the contrary, it is safe to assert, that the matter will rest where the commission leaves it on their adjournment, until some scheming politician wants the votes of the Maryland oystermen, whom he seeks to interest in his favor, by promising an interest in our oyster beds.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
December 10, 1892