Peninsula Enterprise, October 1, 1892


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcement

A bateau, with name of Geranium, and owner of same, from Maryland, were captured this week by Capt. A. J. Reed and crew for catching oysters feloniously on Hurley's rock in the limits of Virginia. The prisoner placed in the custody of the constable, escaped in an unguarded moment from the officer, and on Tuesday, John and James Evans, of Smith's Island, Md., in broad daylight, came to Hoffman's wharf, where the boat was in charge of a guard placed over her, overpowered the guard, recaptured the boat and took her away.


Moral -- Firearms

Mr. Downing Major, Cape Charles, who accidentally shot himself some time ago, and it was thought fatally, it is now stated is improving and will recover.


Transportation -- Railroad - Litigation

The N. Y. P., & N. R. R., tried at this term of court for obstructing the public highway at Tasley station, was found guilty in two charges and fined $20 in each case.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

Twenty-five persons were converted at the revival meeting at Drummondtown M. E. Church, South, which has just closed.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Public : Schools

The Margaret Academy property offered for sale at public auction at Pungoteague, last Saturday, by a committee of the trustees, was bid off to Messrs. John T. and Charles P. Finney, at $1,800.



Sea -- Finfish - Catch : TroutSea -- Finfish - Methods : Hand line


Our sea fishers are capturing an abundance of splendid fish. Capt. Cluff got into a school of them and caught with the hook and line 300 trout weighing from 5 to 6 pounds each -- the greatest catch ever known here.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionTransportation -- Water - Freight


Dr. N. S. Smith has purchases the Morrill "swifter," Gold Dust, of L. F. Marshall, New Church.

A dwelling is being built by Mr. Edward Derickson on site of one recently burned, and new storehouse by H. T. Scott, near store of J. A. M. Whealton & Co.

Schooner Conner arrived here last week with load of coal for J. A. M. Whealton & Co. Schooners Hastings and Chandler arrived this week with cargoes of coal, which was disposed of at $5.75 per ton.

Mr. John H. Tindle and family, after trying every town, nearly, in the county as a place of abode, have moved back to their old home, and say there is no place like Chincoteague.


Transportation -- Road - MaintenanceLumbermen -- Personal injuryForests -- Sawmills


Our road overseers in this section are doing excellent work upon their roads. They are getting their roads in an excellent condition, by draining, filling up low places, widening, &c. They are putting up signboards plainly and neatly marked, at all the prominent crossings, something of great use to strangers travelling. Would it not be money well spent for our Supervisors to offer a premium to the overseer who keeps his road in the best condition in each magisterial district?

Our sea-fishermen were caught out in the northwest gale of last Monday and had quite a rough experience. They all got in however without much mishap, some of them by going to other and broader inlets.

The Third party movement has little or no sympathy around here from the people. Members of both the old parties seem to repudiate the proposed fusions throughout the country. They look upon its leaders as a lot of sore heads, and upon its candidates as men who having tried for office in the old parties and failed from lack of merit or other essential qualifications, turn to this last new born party as a desperate and last resort by which to bring themselves into notoriety.

Mr. John Chandler, of Temperanceville, is reported as having had one arm entirely cut off by a small saw at Jones' mill near Hallwood. This mill seems to be peculiarly unfortunate in similar accidents to its employees.


Infrastructure -- Public : SchoolsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction


Mr. Tyndall has moved to Onancock for the purpose of educating his daughter. He resides on Joynes street.

S. R. Nelson has completed a handsome residence , corner of Main and Joynes streets. It will be occupied by Mr. Gordon Jones.

A new store is being built on Main street opposite Mapp's beef store. It is said, it will be occupied by Mrs. Bettie Broughton in the near future.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racingTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - FairsAfrican-Americans -- SocietyInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Public - Government : TownProfessionals -- Teachers


Our people are "on the move" early this season. John Watts has moved into the E. P. Smith house -- J. Lee Justis into a dwelling on Dunne avenue -- and L. F. Hinman will occupy his new dwelling next week.

The horse of Thomas Floyd, colored, fell dead on track, at Colored Granger's Fair, last Monday.

William Justis, of Samuel R., has bought farm of William J. Johnson, near Hallwood, for the sum of $1,000.

Parksley has not succeeded in moving the court-house yet, but for justice dispensed through the magistrate's court, she is in the lead of all her sister towns.

Miss Lula White has accepted the position of teacher in school near Bloxom station, and the parents and teachers are to be congratulated in securing her services.


Lumbermen -- Personal injury


Mr. John Chandler, of this place, had the misfortune to receive a severe wound in his right arm, on Monday, by a small saw in the mill of Gordon Jones. At this writing he is in a critical condition, and it is feared that amputation at the elbow joint will have to be resorted to.

The Grand Columbia World's Fair Tournament.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fairs

A grand tournament will be given at the Cape Charles fair grounds next Friday, October 7th, beginning promptly at 11:30 a. m. Lunch served on the grounds. A large array of dashing knights, band of music and a grand coronation bal poudre, and supper at night in the ladies' exhibit hall; coronation address by Col. Mike Clennan, of the Norfolk, Virginia. Special rates on the N. Y. P., & N. R. R., down the Peninsula, and special passenger coach on the 6 o'clock Saturday morning north bound freight train, after the ball; also excursion rates from Norfolk and Old Point, at $1.25 round trip. A handsome saddle to the successful knight and an exquisite ring set with sapphires and pearls and a crown to the queen, and coronets to maids of honor.

Every citizen of the Eastern Shore should go to the tournament and ball, and thus aid the noble cause of helping to erect our Mount Vernon State building at the World's Fair.

Admission to tournament grounds 25 cents, including grand stand. Tickets to ball and supper, $1.50 for gentleman and lady, and single tickets $1. No complimentary tickets issued. If it rains Friday, October 7th, tournament will take place next fair day.


Farmers -- Farmers' organizations

Hon. W. A. Jones had the attentive hearing of a large audience of the voters of Accomac C. H. last Monday, and all agree that it was a masterly effort. He spoke for nearly two hours, reviewing the issues in the presidential contest with wonderful clearness and force, and presented the claims of the candidates in general and of Mr. Browne in particular in a manner that would have convinced the latter even that he was not in the race for Congressional honors. He showed the necessity for tariff reform, exposed the iniquities of the force bill, explained his position on the silver question, and gave an account of his stewardship so cleverly as to command the closest attention of his entire audience from beginning to close. In paying his respects to the Third party, and to Capt. Browne as its leader in the First COngressional District, his speech was particularly happy. Taking up Capt. Browne's record as a farmer, he showed that he had nothing in common with the average tiller of the soil -- that he had proved his friendship for oystermen by taking up natural oyster beds and thereby infringing upon their rights and by advocating legislation, which would have placed the oyster bottoms of Virginia under the control of monopolists and corporations -- that he had especially shown his hostility to fishermen and their interests by the stand taken by him on the Lapham bill. Asserting that Capt. Browne favored the bill, which if it had passed, would have opened our creeks and rivers to the monopolists of the North, and have resulted in the destruction of our fishing interests, he drew a picture of Capt. Browne, not very flattering to a candidate posing as the people's friend. The speech forcible and effective from whatever standpoint we regard it was particularly fine in showing up the follies and inconsistencies of Third partyism and the villainy of its South hating leader, Gen. Weaver and Mr. Jones demonstrated to the satisfaction of everyone present, by contrasting his course with the Third party leaders and especially Mr. Browne in the consideration of the Lapham bill and other measures, that he stood more squarely on the platform of the Farmers' Alliance adopted at Lynchburg, than any candidate, State or National, now asking the suffrages of the people of Virginia. In concluding his speech, Mr. Jones, appealed to his hearers to stand firm in their allegiance to the Democratic party -- and received a response which left no doubt in his mind as to their action.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 1, 1892