Peninsula Enterprise, October 15, 1892


reprinted from Cape Charles Pioneer.Moral -- Vandalism

J. J. Bunting who has been serving a term in the penitentiary for trying to burn down Cape Charles some 5 years ago, was pardoned Wednesday, by the Governor. He passed through our city Wednesday night en route to his home in Maryland.


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

F. H. Dryden, real estate agent, has sold to Albert Gillespie, of Mappsville, the house and lot in Temperanceville, belonging to John H. Hargis, of Newport News, for $1,450.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

At a revival meeting recently held at the M. E. Church, South, Capeville, eighty persons professed conversion and fifty eight of them have since been received as members of that church.


Moral -- Firearms

Mr. Downing Major, Cape Charles, shot accidently a few days ago and wounded so seriously, that it was thought at the time, he could not live, lost his wife on Sunday and child on Wednesday.


Infrastructure -- Public : SchoolsProfessionals -- Teachers


School opened here last week with twenty-seven pupils, Miss Lula White teacher.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionInfrastructure -- Utilities - IceTransportation -- Water - WharvesInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceInfrastructure -- Commercial - Hotels


In a trial of speed between Gold Dust, owned by Dr. N. S. Smith and George Bell, owned by Mr. William Conant, last Saturday, the former was first under the wire. Time 2:54.

Mr. S. J. Mumford is having a large ice house built on his wharf. The largest and handsomest dwelling in the lower part of the Island has just been completed by Mr. Parker T. Daisey.

Capt. B. S. Rich was here this week to hand over to the Life Saving boys, salaries for their services. The increase which they received this week for the first time, encourages them to believe that they will in time get the wages they deserve.

The Atlantic Hotel has been well filled this week with millionaires from Harrisburg, Pa., and other sportsmen from the northern cities. They are loud in their praises of the accommodations of the Atlantic, and say it is the best kept and most homelike hotel on the Peninsula of Maryland, Delaware or Virginia.

Mr. D. J. Whealton arrived here this week to make an inventory of the furniture of Island Hotel, which he has sold to Capt. George C. Burch. He has also leased the hotel to Capt. Burch for a term of years. Mr. J. Emory Massey, the old proprietor, gave up the same this week, and it is now under the management of "mine host" Burch.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTourists and sportsmen -- Field sports - Dogs


Another and handsome dwelling is being built by Mr. F. A. Downing on site of old one recently destroyed by fire.

Mr. George T. Benson has had an offer of $20 for his fine pointer from the Grand Medical Examiner of A. O. U. W.

There is still quite a big lot of potatoes in this section to be shipped to market, but the people do not propose to give them away and many will be held for the advance in price which is expected.


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools


Onancock High school has 100 pupils on roll already.

Suit Against N. Y, P. & N. R. R. Co.

reprinted from Baltimore Sun.Transportation -- Railroad - Rates and faresTransportation -- Railroad - Regulation

To-day in the United States Court suit was entered by Interstate Commerce Commission against the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad, the Delaware, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad, and they were given till November 10th, to file their answers. Complaint against the roads comes from the Delaware State Grange on behalf of the trucking interests of that State and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, alleging discrimination against the shippers of the Peninsula and in favor of those of Norfolk and points south, in violation of the Interstate Commerce act in several particulars.

Pungy Alice Lost and Crew Drowned.

Transportation -- Water - WrecksWatermen -- Personal injury

On Tuesday of last week, pungy Alice left Hoffman's Wharf for Baltimore, having on board John Marsh, captain, and Edward Metcalf of this county, and John Barker, of Berkeley, Va. On Sunday a telegram was received from Captain C. W. Marsh, from Baltimore, "Alice lost and all board." The pungy was last seen near Crisfield, late Tuesday afternoon carrying full sail, and the prediction was then made by some persons, who saw her, that she was in danger. The masts of a boat sunk near Cages straits, seen the following morning, left no doubt that the prediction had been fulfilled. The bodies of none of the crew have yet been recovered. The Alice was a very staunch boat and had been recently rebuilt and the captain has always been regarded as a very efficient seaman. The gale which prevailed here on the day of the disaster doubtless capsized the Alice The boat was valued at about $1,500 and belonged to Capt. C. W. Marsh.

Attention Registrars.

Moral -- Other

A list of persons, residents of Accomac county, who have been convicted of petit larceny or felony since December 31st, 1890, as appears by the records of Accomac county court:

Petit larceny -- William Hatton, Lewis F. Crockett, William Harrison, Richard Johnson, Robert Drummond, Gilbert Northam, Edward Bagwell, Andrew Hickman, Henry Bailey.

Felony -- Henry Watson alias Henry T. Watson, Lewis Savage, Samuel Lewis, Charles Beach, Southey Byrd, George Byrd, Andrew Byrd, John Rivers, Robert Gunter, George Thomas Phillips.

The attention of the registrars of this county is specially called to the above who will observe what is required of them by section 79 of the Code of 1887.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 15, 1892