Peninsula Enterprise, June 25, 1892


reprinted from Washington Sunday Herald.Transportation -- Railroad - Corporate

It is understood that the B. & O., people are quietly making arrangements for a road to terminate on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, in Northampton County, at Cherrystone Inlet.


Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Quality controlfields -- Crops - White potatoes : Quality control

The outlook for prices on round potatoes is not very flattering at this time, but a rise is expected if the farmers of Eastern Shore, say the commission merchants, will delay their shipments for a few days, then send to market only first-class stock, well culled, to market. Good prices are expected for sweet potatoes, owing to short crops of fruit this season, if our farmers can ever be convinced that trash depresses the market and makes the crop unprofitable to everyone.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racingTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

A fair will be held on Jobe's Island, on Wednesday, 19th day of June. A canoe race is to be an attractive feature of the occasion.


Sea -- Finfish - Other Transportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresProfessionals -- Commission merchants


Fish never scarcer at this season of the year in our waters and prices very high.

Our people are "in the fight" against R. R. Co., for extortionate freight rates, and will contribute liberally in the efforts made to "down" them.

Mr. John S. Parsons, while home from Oklahoma on a visit to his parents, recently, was tendered the position of bookkeeper in a large commission house in Philadelphia and has accepted same.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Lighthouse serviceTransportation -- Water - Aids to navigation


Commander F. F. Harrington was here this week on an inspecting tour to Assateague, and Killick Shoals Lights and pronounced them in first class order. He awarded to Bunting & Sons, contract to keep Metompkin buoys clean and in proper places at the price of $125 annually.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball


The Onancock base ball nine left here Wednesday, on sail vessel of Capt. Davis, for Crisfield, Md., where they will play the Crisfield nine.

The Oyster Grounds Survey.

reprinted from Richmond Dispatch, June 17.Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Surveying

Dr. Wilkins, that State Shell Fish Commissioner, and Captain Baylor, of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, were in conference with the Board of Chesapeake and its Tributaries yesterday with reference to arranging the details of the survey of the Virginia oyster grounds. The General Government had loaned the State a steam launch for the accommodation of the surveying party, but a steamer is also needed for their sleeping quarters. This, it is also hoped, they will get from the United States Government.

Races at Cape Charles.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

The announcement is authorized, "that there will be races at Cape Charles, on the 4th of July," and that among the entries "will be several good horses from Norfolk, and Suffolk." Excursion trains will run on that day for the accommodation of those who wish to attend.

The Glorious Fourth.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - HolidaysTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - ExcursionsTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

The day will be celebrated at the Fair Grounds near Keller, under the auspices of Beacon Lodge A. O. U. W. The program will be an elaborate and interesting one -- in variety beyond the conception of the most imaginative -- and of an excellence that will commend it to the most fastidious. The exercises commencing promptly at 9:30 a.m., will consist in part of: foot, apple and sack races, trotting races -- 2 year olds, 10 a. m. -- 3 year olds, 11 a. m. -- free for-all, 1:30 p. m., tournament, 2:30 p. m., slow mule race, 1/2 mile, in which the owner of mule entered, drives the mule of someone else. Dinner and supper, ice cream, confectioneries and all other delicacies of the season will be served on the occasion. Music and patriotic addresses also may be expected.

The steamer Eastern Shore will give a grand moonlight excursion on the occasion to Old Point Comfort -- leaving her landings at the usual hour on her down trip from Baltimore -- returning from Old Point at 12 o'clock making her landings at the usual time on her up trip to Baltimore and one dollar only will be charged for the round trip. Refreshments will be served in great variety and abundance at reasonable prices and delightful music will be rendered during the trip without cost to any excursionist. Remember the day, Monday, July 4th, the pleasures in store to all who avail themselves of it and the reasonable terms upon which they are offered.

A fair and festival will be held at Sykes, on the day, under the auspices of the Independent Order of Rechabites. The festivities will be enlivened by music, &c., during the day. Dinner, supper and confectioneries to be served.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
June 25, 1892