Peninsula Enterprise, August 13, 1892


Watermen -- Personal injury

Fletcher Barnes, aged 13 years, son of James Barnes, Hunting Creek, died recently of injuries received by a fall across the well of a bateaux, while attempting to hoist sail on the boat.


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Life-saving serviceInfrastructure -- Utilities - Telephone

Secretary Foster, of the Treasury Department, has awarded the contract for the poles for the telephone line along the Virginia coast from Cape Charles to Assateague Island, for the use of the life saving station, to Charles S. Colonna, of Berkley, Va.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetingsMoral -- Vandalism

The camp-meeting near Keller this week has been well attended despite the excessive hot weather and dust. About 3,500 persons were present on Sunday, and the average daily attendance has been from 2,000 to 2,500. About 10 persons were converted during the meeting. The closing exercises were disturbed by some cowardly miscreants who raided the grounds and cut up several suits of harness.


Fields -- Crops - Other fruit

Fifteen hundred boxes of peaches, Troth's Early, shipped by Mr. B. U. Doughty, from Wolf & Horsey's farm, near Exmore, this season, netted $1,500.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

Farmington and Mockon, two very valuable farms sold at public auction at Eastville, last Monday, were bid off, the former to Charles C. Bell for $5,300, the latter to Garnett Spady at $2,500.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

A race will take place at Prouts Island Point, Friday, August 26th, between the bateaux, Macon Conover and S. T. Robins, owned by Carl Isdell and John Doughty, respectively, for a purse of $100.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesProfessionals -- Builders

Mr. William Lilliston, of this town, is engaged this week in painting Southern Methodist Church at Horntown. His skill in handling the paint brush are now being so generally recognized, that calls for his services are being made constantly from every part of the country. He completed the contract for painting a handsome dwelling near Jenkins Bridge, last week.


Forests -- Barrel factories Transportation -- Water - FreightFields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Markets


Mr. Thomas W. Taylor puts his large barrel factory near the wharf into operation this week. Onancock needs just such enterprise to make her more thrifty.

About 900 barrels of sweets left Onancock for Baltimore by steamer Tangier on Wednesday.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate


L. F. Hinman's house is nearing completion.

Miss Amy Jones is visiting friends in Crisfield, Md.

Rev. B. G. Parker, of Allentown, Pa., is visiting S. T. Jones.

E. T. Pate is building a handsome dwelling on Bennett street.

Mrs. Coe and the Misses Coe, of Newark, N. J., are the guests of Mrs. Callen.

Oscar Ewell's house is receiving the finishing touches of the painters.

J. Barney McCready has commenced work on a dwelling on Cooke street.

Rev. Paul Sterling and Fred B. Pierce, of Boston, are taking a summer outing at Parksley.

The dwelling of J. S. Mathias, sold at public auction last Saturday, was bought by Gordon B. Jones, for $1,000.

John T. White is building a dwelling on his part of the David F. White land adjoining Parksley, and it is said, that D. F. White will soon build on his part of the farm also.

New Steamboat Line.

Transportation -- Water - Steamboats

On and after August, Wednesday 24th, the steamer Accoquan will run from Occohannock, Nandua and Onancock to Crisfield in connection with steamer Jane Mosely for Washington -- freight and passengers same as on one through boat. This arrangement will continue until steamer Thompson can be placed upon the route.


August 10th, 1892.

Picnic and Regatta.

Farmers -- Farmers' organizationsTransportation -- Water - WharvesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

The public generally and the ladies and children especially are invited to attend a picnic and regatta on the 18th of August, at Buzzard Hill, on Nandua Creek. No efforts will be spared to make it an enjoyable and pleasant occasion.

In addition to the usual private individual preparations, there will be an abundance of confectioneries, ice cream, lemonade, etc.

In order to enhance the interest pleasure and amusement of the occasion a beautiful silver pitcher and cup, which may be seen at the store of Ayres Bros. & Co., in Pungoteague, will be given to the fastest sailing boat not over 20 feet in length, after which smaller premiums will be given to other competitors.

A dinner will be served on the occasion by the Farmers' Alliance -- the proceeds of same to be used for building a wharf at that place for the use of the farmers.


Water Party and Boat Race.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

A public water party and boat race will be given at Williams Point, on the Pocomoke river, on Thursday, August 25th, 1892. The race will be for the championship between Somerset and Accomac counties. Meals and refreshments can be had all during the day at moderate prices. A set of colors will be given the winner. Let Accomac turn out and do her best to win the prize.

E. H. & M. C. SMITH, Managers.

Horses at Fair Grounds.

Fields -- Livestock - Diseases and pestsFields -- Livestock - HorsesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Horse racing

MR. EDITOR -- I understand it is reported and getting to be much talked of in Accomack, that we have a great many horses sick with distemper at our Fair Grounds, which is, I think, certainly a mistake. Feeling great interest in the success of our Fair, I visit the grounds almost daily, notice the trotting horses very closely, and can say, while we have not been wholly exempted from the colds and slight pneumonias that have been prevailing all over the country during the past three weeks of extremely hot weather, yet it has been mild, not a single fatal case and I think but two horses have had it to develop into pneumonia, and both of these cases can easily be accounted for -- I don't mean from neglect, but accident. I have a two year old filly entered in the stake race -- which I am proud of, being of very fine size and strikingly handsome in harness with quite a turn of speed and game enough to go all the way. She took cold about two weeks ago and has not been used since. I have watched her very closely and know it is simply a cold. She never got off her feet, and in cases of distemper they invariably lose their appetite and refuse to eat sometimes for days. No one need be afraid to bring their trotters -- they are just as liable to take cold at home as at the Fair Grounds. We have about sixty on the grounds, and it will do you good to see them working out. There is absolutely no danger.


Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
August 13, 1892