Peninsula Enterprise, November 5, 1892


Infrastructure -- Public : FencesForests -- Timber rights

Forest fires have been raging in several parts of the county this week and hundreds of dollars of timber and fences have been destroyed. With one or two exceptions they have been extinguished.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcementInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Maryland-Virginia boundary

Isaac Sterling, we are credibly informed, was shot, as we predicted in a notice of same elsewhere, in Virginia waters and while the police were in pursuit of him for violating the laws of Virginia.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceTransportation -- Water - Strandings

The schooner Hattie L. Sheets, of Philadelphia, loaded with shingles and car wheels, from Wilmington, N. C., to Wilmington, Del., went ashore on Wachapreague Shoals early Sunday morning. Life-saving crews from Wachapreague, Metompkin and Parramore's Beach floated her at high water and took her in to harbor.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

F. H. Dryden, real estate agent, has sold to William T. Groten, of Wachapreague, a very valuable farm, near Pocomoke City, for $1,300.


Watermen -- Personal injury

A deck hand on steamer Pocomoke, Thomas Rowley, colored, was accidently knocked overboard and drowned, Tuesday, at the feet of south street, Baltimore.


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools

The sale of the Margaret Academy property, recently made, was conducted by the Trustees at their meeting at Keller, last week. They will meet again at same place December [illegible] 12 o'clock, to decide as to the disposition of the funds in their hands. The claims of every locality on the Eastern Shore will be heard on that occasion and the fund will be given to the establishment of a school in [illegible] section, which in the opinion of the Trustees is best entitled to the [illegible].


Watermen -- Personal injury

Belle Haven.

The body of an unknown man came ashore in Church Neck one day last week, and was buried. The remains afterwards disinterred and identified as those of Capt. Metcalf, who was drowned near Crisfield some time ago, were removed to Accomac on Tuesday.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionProfessionals -- Builders


Major Dixon, contractor, is building N. W. Nock's new house. He has just turned off a new residence for Thomas Thornton, Esq., of Temperanceville.


Moral -- Other


Quite an excitement was created in the streets of the town, Monday night, about 7:30 o'clock. Parties driving on the streets became enraged and one was trying to cut the other down. Constable Custis, Sergeant Riley and Justice Nelson succeeded in quelling the disturbance.


Professionals -- Commission merchantsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction


Since the rise in the sweet potato market our drummers are rushing things and seem almost anxious enough to dig and haul them for the privilege of loading their cars.

Mr. E. T. Parks is having an addition put upon a dwelling house belonging to him at Leemont.


Forests -- Timber rightsLumbermen -- Personal injuryProfessionals -- Teachers


Owing to the extreme drought forest fires have been raging in this section for some days and much valuable timber has been injured by the devouring monster.

Mr. John Chandler, who from the result of an accident, had his arm amputated some time since, is now able to be around and his wounded member is fast healing.

Temperanceville is becoming quite a rendezvous for our neighboring teachers on Saturday and Sunday, there usually being some half a dozen to partake of her genial hospitality. Some of our young men are beginning to eagerly anticipate these weekly holidays when they can gaze on the faces of their absent ones.

Shot in Pocomoke Sound.

Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Law enforcementSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideInfrastructure -- Public - Government : Maryland-Virginia boundary


Isaac Sterling, a resident of Marion, Somerset county, Md., was shot on Saturday while oystering in Pocomoke Sound. The bullet, which weighed an ounce, went almost entirely through his hip and was cut out from a point opposite its entrance by Dr. H. H. Gunby, of Marion. Sterling is said to be in a precarious condition. It is also stated that while oystering in the sound the wounded man approached too near the Virginia line, and seeing where he was, put about and sailed into a point near the oyster-house of A. E. Tull & Co., between two points of land in Maryland. It was here that he received his wound. Oystermen in the neighborhood are very indignant over the shooting, which is believed to have grown out of the attitude of Virginia toward the Pocomoke sound. The Virginia oyster police are very active in cruising about the waters of the sound. -- Baltimore Sun.

If shot by the police force of Virginia, we venture the prediction, that he was on the Virginia side of the line.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 5, 1892