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BIUDCETON Saturday Morning, January 23. TTTTT rw H«wr ha. a UR«GR Circulation than any weekly Paper in this State! i i i i i Only fl OO per Year! JAMES P- FERGUSON,—Edito*. EAT TO LIVE. Nearly all the ilia of this, our first life, can be legitimately traced back to one, source, viz: iutemperaaco in eating. When man first awakes into earth-life, when he first in hales tbo pure milk-white ether of heaven, he is a lovely being; pure as light, innocent as the lamb who skips upon the hill-tops.— It is no wouder that his maker rejoiced over him as the greatest of all his works. Every body loves him; everybody has a kiss for his brow. His friends are as numerous as the inhabitants of earth, and his enemies are no where to be found. He is the centre of all domestic conversation, and the pride of bap py progenitors. Who would, naturally, surmise that this little angel-being could posssibly be developed into a fiend that would, sometime, curse himself and his brother too? Who, that has ever observed an infant, with an eje of keen perception, has not doubted in his very saul the hypothesis, that it contains the elements of depravity in its own constitu tion, which is manifested to such an extent in after life? It seems to us that all think ing rniuds must coincide with me in the opin ion that the new-born infant is iu possession of primitive purity, and nothing but the fol lies and perversions of early life, could ren der him what he toe often is, a shame to him self and a disgrace to his race. As hegrows up, if perchance he lives, he isafllioted with every Kina auu variety ol disease under the sun. It is estimated that one-half of the average mortality of oureountry, are children who die before reaching their fifth year, and a large proportion of the romaining half, do not survive their twentieth year. This is a serious fact, and one which should command the attention of philanthropists, and health reformers; in short, every lover of his kind. JJut this is not the worst phase of this sub ject. Those who have the hardihood of con • stitution to withstand, to some extent, thj antagonizing forces to infantile life, grow up dwarfs in both soul and body, compared with wbatthey might Lave been, did parents and nurses properly understand tbe true relation that exists between the external material world, and the structures of our bodies. The great obstacle that impedes the harmonial progress, development of healthy, happy men and women, being early neglect, or the man ner which they are taught to eat and live. Long before the young child is developed so as to help itself to what is necessary as nu triment, it is literally stuffed full to “over flowing” from morning until night, and from night until morning, Its young appetite is salted, pepered, pickled and sweetened, amd thus early developed into a craven, ravenous propensity, which is never satisfied, except when there is a stream of nutriment, like a “mill-tall,” constantly flowing down the ali mentary canal, converting its' little stomach into a chemical labratory, where all sorts of of obnoxious compounds are generated, dis ordering its physiology, and destroying the delicate membranes of which that organ is composed. If the child cries, it must have a piece of cake, or bread and butter; if it is cross and troublesome, give it a piece of sugar, or stick of candy, that its irritability may be quieted for the time. Every physioligist must well understand how melancholy are tbo effects of thus pampering the appetite of a human beiDg. Intemperance, with all its horrors, is just as certain to be the result, as morning is to succeed the night. We would . not be understood as representing actual iiruulituutts no aura iu ivuuw, uui wuai IS just as bad, habits of living which tend rapidly to degenerate the vital powers, and plunge the victim into a premature grave. Nature is always found to be true to herself. She faithfully record* every blow struck at her vitals. She never takes vengeance upon the wrong doer, until she is forced to do it, for self-perpetuation. And so the undeveloped man or woman struggles through the few brief years of childhood, into youth and ma turity, standing forth a perfect representation of.tb« effects of every condition through which be or she has passed. What those effectsare, the most idle observer cannot help seeing.— Header, turn your attention whichever way you will, you observe disease and premature death abound. And especially is this true of “civilism,” where so great a number “live to eat iustcad-of eating to live.” There is not one person in a hundred, throughout the length and breadth of ourjvast country, We verily believe, but what are suffering more or less, with diseases connected, primarially, with excessive alimentation. Were a pro fessional examination to be made,-we doubt not the disclosures would be as fearful as those of ancient Sodom. We should find many diseased, who are considered well.— When you see a person with a melancholic countenance,.who is depressed in mind, whose thoughts are like the clouds in a windy day, confused and scattered, whose very breath is like the perfumes of some smoking pit, send ing out odors offensive to- all around, then you may Tecognize a dyspeptic. He consid ers himself well, but will confess that “there is something not as it should be,” and he doesn’t knew what it is. But the physician knows he has been intemperate, in his habits of eating, all the days of his life, and be now feels that be would give worlds, were they bis, could he hsvo been taught one simple lesson from his mothers lips—Eat to live. WHY IS IT? Day after day wo see numbers of children in the streets, with no employment, except to gratify an idle, childish curiosity, by vul garly staring in at the windows and doors of stores, and shops, or indulging in that perni cious habit, so readily acquired by “Young America,” of sucking “the sweet end” of a filthy, stinging eigar, although the property of the town is taxed for the support of a sohool, where even a library of text books has been prepared for the use of all who need them, so that not only is the school free, but the great annoyance of buying new books for every term, or at every change of teachers, is entirely obviated. There is nothing left on the part of parents to do, but to send their children to the schools, where they will be under tho training of teachers, who are well fitted for the stations they occupy, and who feel that interest and solicitude for the welfare of those under their charge, that will warrant the expectation that they will be gaining a knowledge that will fit them for usefulness in life, instead of acquiring habits that shall make them a curse to their fiiends> and a banc to society. Ought not our Stale pass laws like some of our sister States, scboll laws, that will compel parents, under severe penalty, to keep their children in school, from 7 to 16 years of age? Some may think such measures too stringent, but persons of prop erty who tax themselves for support of schools, have a right in self defense of life and prop erty, to exact it at the hands of the careless There have been several robberies, within a few weeks, committed in Bridgeton. One has been detected, and what is the result?— Are parents warned by this, that they should so train their boys, that they need not fear they will be guilty of like misconduct? On the contrary, at the time, many were waiting with aDxiety the return of the officors of jus tice, with the culprit. The assembled mass ofboys, not exceeding 14 years, made night hideous with their yells, and were a perfect nuisance to all well disposed persons, wishing to pass on the sidewalk. Then again, there are almost daily complaints against this rab ble of idle beys, of destroying or injuring property, to the detriment of honest, indus trious citizens. Parents, will you allow a continuation of these nightly convenings of your boys, in the street, and thus wink at their downward progress, or will you deter mine that notwithstanding what others may do, your bays shall not graduate with crimi nal honors from our county jail, or State peni tentiary, with this class who receive their education in the street? Every parent who countenances such evil in boys, is committing an outrage upon society, for which he can never atone, by thus letting loose abandoned and desperate characters, instead of training up good, useful citizens, as they cau easily, and as they are in duty bound to do. Wo are credibly informed that even young boys of our town, have taken pattern after same of the older boys, and have their clubs orga nized, where they can make men of them, selves, by chewing tobaoco, smoking cigars, and drinking liquors, without any restraint there is another class who need a word of caution, and they are the ones who may be seen lounging at the corners of the streets, about shop and hotel doors, on the sabbath. A word to the wise is sufficient, but should it become necessary to notice this last class again, we may take occasion to say »ome things to them, that they will not relish al together. DYEING BY STEAM. The process of being killed by steam has become such a common occurrence of late years, that it is scarcely noticed by the mul' titude, while the art of “ dyeing by steam” is one of the inventions by which the dead is revived, or the dim colors at least restored to their former brightness. The following cir cumstance is related for the benefit of the fair sex, that they may not hereafter get into the “ wrong shop” when they wish their goods dyed or “ pinked.” “ Once upon a time” two fair damsels called at our office with a roll of dry goods in their possession. The first inquiry made by them was, had we a “ pinking machine?”_ Misunderstanuing them, and supposing they wished to see the printing “ maehine,” which was in operation at the time, we (very po litely of course) invited them to witness the operation of printing with the “ machine,” but to their amusement and our consterna tion, they repeated that they wished to get some pinking done, at the same time holding out to us the roll of goods which was any color but pink. “ O yes!” replied we, very innocently supposing they wished to have the roll ot goods dyed a pink color, “you can get it done perhaps, at Dubois’ Woolen Fac tory !” By this time the fair ones began to see that we were “ non-plussed” and did not understand what they meant by wishing to have the goods pinked. We were however, soon enlightened when it was explained to us that what they meant by pinking, was only a now style of scollopiBg, or fancy edgework, instead of dyeing, as we supposed. We have since learned not only where “pinking,” bnt dying also, can be done, and for the accom modation of those who wish goods dyed in the best manner, we refer them to the estab lishment of Mrs. E. W. Smith, whose card appears in another column. The ladies in particular,.are requested to favor Mrs. Smith with frequent calls. By so doing they will not only have the satisfaction of getting goods dyed in the most fashionable and permanent colors, but have the additional pleasure of being waited upon by an accomplished lady. Ventilation would bo greatly promoted if in place of one of the upper lights of glass in every bed-room, there was inserted a sheet of tin cut in strips, the lower edge set out like the slats of Venetian blinds, so as to break the direct force of wind and to prevent rain from blowing in. Religious Intelligence. From all parts of the country wo learn by our exchanges that there are revivals of Re ligion in progress among all the Protestant denominations. Throughout this State, es pecially the lower Bounties, there appears to be a general awakening on the all-important subject of salvation. In different parts ef this county there have been extens.ve revivals and hundreds brought from nature’s darkness into the marvellous light revealed in the Gospel. At Fairton, Ce darville, and throughout that neighborhood, the work of grace has been so extensiye in the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, that but comparatively few have withstood the divine influence of converting graca. For some weeks past revivals have been in progress in the Commerce and Fayette street M. E. Churches of this town, some twenty four having recently united with the Com merce street Church, in which the gracious work is still piogrcssing. At the Fayette st. Church, scores of anxious penitents have pre sented themselves at the altar, which bae been crowded during the past week; twenty-four beiBg forward as penitents on Wednesday night last after the preaching of a powerful sermon by the Rev. S. Y. Monroe, Presiding Elder of this District. A series of meetings are being hold in the 1st Presbyterian Church of this town, which are well attended both morning and evening. If much good does not result from these extra efforts of Dr. Jones and his able and faithful coadjutors who have labored so ardu ously, then indeed must the hearts of the im penitent be hardened. Altho’ no extra scries ^f meetings are being held in other churches of thi3 town at present, yet a work of grace is being manifested by numbers of conversions which aro taking place under the faithful ministration of able and zealous advocates of the cross of Christ. Lsf Capt. Wills, of tho Steamer Express, honored us with a call a day or two since, at which time he left “ A Card” from Messrs. Reybold, Clark & Co., to which the attention of our readers is directed. It will be seen that the Express will resume her trips early in March next, when a liberal support from the public will be merited. MUSICAL. Wo would call the attention of tho choirs of the different churches in our county to a Musical Notice in another column, in which they are requested to appoint a delegate to meet tho Executive Committee of the Musi cal Association on next Thursday afternoon. The object of this meeting is to elect a Conductor for the coming Convention which is to be held here in April next. Hitherto tho power of choosing a conduct or has rested in tho committee alone. This duty they have always performed in a man ner satisfactory and reflecting great credit upon themselves. We know full well that it is a trust of momentous responsibility, as they are to consider not only their own de sires, but the varied wishes of tho community. To remove this weighty responsibility from the shoulders of the committee, a Resolution was passed at the last convention, that here after the conductor should be chosen by dele gates from the different choirs in connection with the committeo. This is really an excel lent arrangement, for where each and every church in the county takes part in the selec tion of a leader for the Convention, no one will have occasion to find fault. As loDg as there is a diversity of characters in the world there will be a diversity of opinions. One member is partial to this Conductor, and an* other to that; one is in favor of holding the Hnn rnn tirin o nnn-il 1 n nnn*Unt« nnm! nnnnnll« J,--J . One member desires the place of holding it to be here in Bridgeton, another in different parts of the county. Some are in favor of a . concert, others are not. These and other questions are difficult to settle in such a man ner as that all may be pleased. In fact, they cannot be determined without giving offence to some one. In view of this, not tho first particle of fault should be found with the committee. Their responsibilities are weighty enough now without being obliged to bear the reproaches and censures of fault-finding members. Thus far they have discharged their duties faithfully and creditably. But we are wandering from the subject. We hope that every choir and congregation of tho dif ferent churches in the county will be repre sented at this meeting in the Presbyterian Session House, on next Thursday afternoon. ESr The New Tune Hymn Book for the Methodist Denomination will be introduced into the Commerce street M. E. Church on ouuuay ne«. it is uBciouuteaiy a great improvement over the old plan of having the hymns and notes in two books instead of one. The new book is rapidly becoming popular where it has been introduced. Copies of it may be procured at the store of Mr. A. D. Maul, or of Rev. Samuel Parker. DCP We are indebted to Hon. I D. Claw son for a copy of “Explorations for a Rail Road Route, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific,” together with other valuable documents. Also to F. F. Patterson, for “Diagram showing the location of the mem bers composing the fourteenth Senate of this State” &e. IW" It will be seen by reference to ad vertisements in another column, that Messrs, Bowen and Phillips, are each oarrying on the Gas Fitting business in this town, hav ing dissolved partnership by mutual consent. The vessels in thiB port being at half-mast this week, was occasioned by the death of Capt. Faeemire, ef the Sohooner Saco, of this place. ICT* The N. J. Normal Sobool building is thought to be better adapted to its pnrpase ' than any other in the oountry. Some Com missioners from Missouri, who have been in specting similar institutions have decided to ( adopt its plan for a Normal School structure in that State. ] * 1IMII l—>——I—— WWl — ——I — Ill—|UH Mew Jersey Legislature. Trenton, Wednesday, Jan’y 13tbi. SENATE. After bearing the Governor’s Message read, Mr. Rafferty offered a resolution to re fer the documents accompanying it to the Committee on the Judjciary, to report w'oat portion thereof shall be printed seperarately, and what portion with the messago. Agreed to. \ On motion of Mr. Gifford, 500 copies of the messago were ordered printed. Those parts of the messago relating to tho banks and Governor’s fees were referred to the Judiciary Committee. That relating to the State finances, and the militia, and the Lunatic Asylum, to the committee on those subjects. That part relating to tho Geological Sur vey was referred to Messrs. Gifford, Brown Clickener. That part relating to Kansas affairs was referred to Messrs. Herring, Riggs, Cobb, Brown and Sharp. That part relating to the subject of the Quarantine was referred to Messrs. Clickener, Heudrickson and Brown. Adjourned. 3 P. M—Mr. Clickener offered a resolu tion that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to pedlars be referred to the Judi ciary Committoe. Mr. Riggs, from a special committee, re ported a bill relative to the public printing It provides that tho journal of Seuato and appendix, with reports of Committees, bo printed in one volume, aud those of the As sembly in another voIubjc; that one half of the documents accompanying tho Governor’s message, reports, &c., be printed with Senate journal, and the other half with tho House journal; that payment by the folio shall not be allowed to Secretary or Clerk for enroll ing the message and different annual reports from different State and County officers, banks, asylum, prisons, schools &e , it beiug the intention to confine the enrolled volumes to the daily proceedings. ASSEMBLY. The resolutions from the States of Maine and Connecticut on slavery and tho Dred i Scott decisiou, having been read, Mr. Thorn ton moved that in any resolution to print the documents accompanying the Governor’s message, these resolutions be omitted. Mr. Hayes offered a resolution to print 3,000 copies of the message aud documents, excepting iho resolutions of the Legislature of Maine and Connecticut. Mr. Buckalew moved to amend by striking out the exception of the resolutions. Lust —21 to 35. 'l'horesolution was then adopted. Mr. Buckley moved that the different sub jects in tbe Governor’s message bo referred to tbe appropriate committees. Agreed to Mr. Thornton moved that all that part of the Governor’s message in reference to the question of slavery be referred to a special committee of five. Agreed to, and' Messrs. Thorton, Hoffman, Beit, Bsh and Suiter were appointed. Mr. Buckley moved that whet) the House adjourn, it adjourn to meet at 10 o’clock to morrow morning. Agreed to. Adjourned. January 14th, 1858. SENATE. Mr. Sharp introduced a bill to authorize Bridgeton, in Cumberland, to vote by ballot, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and, subsequently, by them re ported. Mr. Sharp off red a res dution that when the Senate adj ourn, it adjouru until te-tuor row at 10 A. M. Agreed to. Adj. ASSEMBLY. On motion of Mr. Salter, as much of the Governor’s Message as relates to the Q larau tine was referred to a special Committee. KANSAS. The House then proceeded to the order of the day, beiug the resolutions oller6d by Mr. Mickle on Tuesday. Mr. Mickle stated that since the introduc tion of these resolutions, intelligence had been received from Kansas, which would have the effect of changing the circumstances and he would move to postpone for three imwooi iiu vuw vA^mitiiuu Ul IUJU lllliw UL bad no doubt that it' it was attempted to force the odious Lecompton Constitution upon Kansas, the resolutions would receive tho unanimous vote of the House. Mr. Chandler favored the postponement, for the reason that when the House did take act on these resolutions, it should be a definite .one, such os could jro.t be hat now. Mr Buckley opposed the postponement.— In three weeks from this lime, the House will bo engaged in important tusiness, when, to discuss them, would iutefero with the legitimate business. But at this time there was abundant time, aud they would be fully discussed. Mr. Buckalcw agreed with the gmtleman from Passaic. Now was the time to discuss the question. He had no idea that anything which would happen in three weeks, would change the opinion or the vote of a single member. Mr. Salter objected to the postponement, beeause the effect would he to dispose of the question finally; to postpone fur three woeks would be tho same as an indefinite postpone ment He thought every member was pre pared to vote now, and he thought the ques tion should be fairly met. Mr. Chaudler denied that it was the wish of any one on the Democratic side of the House to dodge the question. This was shown by the fact that the mover of the reso lutions moved the'postponement. Mr. Mickle denied that there was any in tention to dodge. lie had stated the true reasons when he made the motion to post pone. After some further debate by Messrs. Buckley and Salter, the question was taken, and the motion to postpone prevailed—35 to 24—(a party vote.) Adjourned. 3 P. M.—The Speaker laid before the House a communication from Mr. Charles W. Dennison, asking the use of the Assembly Chamber, on Wednesday evening next, to present soma statistics on the subject of emancipation in the West Indies. Mr. Buckalew moved that the request be granted. This was opposed by Mr. Buckley, and was lost. Mr. Obdyke, from the Committee on pub lic buildings, reported concurrent resolutions directing the Treasurer to have the gallery refitted, and appointing Benjamin K. Me Clurg keeper of the Ladies’ Gallery, at $3 a day—to admit none but ladies, or gentlemen accompanying ladies, or introduced by some officer of theiState Government, and to main tain good order iu the Hall, &c. On motion of Mr. Buckalew the resolutions were adopted. Mr. Chandler, from the committee on opening the daily sessions with prayer, repor ted that the neocessary arrangements had been made. Adj. Jan. 18, 1858. SENATE. 3 o’elock.--The roll was called when the following members answered to their names: Allen, Corderjr, Hendrickson, Mowrey, Riggs> Sharp, Speer (President) i Thera being no quorum present the Sen ate Adjourned. ASSEMBLY. 3 o’clock,—Prayer by Rev. Mr. Dobbins. ( The roll was called and 34 members an swered. ' Petitions, &c.—By Mr. Van Houten, for 1 a law to prevent salo of liquors on days on which elections are held. Mr. Thornton, according to previous no tice, introduced a resolution adding to the present rules a rule that all resolutions to priut papers and document* be referred to the Committee on Printing, who shall de termine the number necessary to be printed, give the order for printing and (distribute to each member the number of copies to which he is entitled. Mr. Buckalew moved to amend by stri king out the part giving tho committee the power to determine the Dumber to be prin ted. lie thought that this right belonged to the whole House and should be exercised by it. He was opposed to giving the com mittee the power to print only sueh docu ments as they see proper. The House should not delegate this power. Mr. Tborntou said that the object of the rule was to save the public money. Last winter largo numbers of documents were printed at a.considerable expense, and which were of uo use whatever, but were thrown away. His object was to prevent this waste. The committee Would take paius to ascertain the proper uuniber of each document to be printed, and would sec that they were prop erly distributed. After some further debate, Mr. Keys moved to postpone, which motion prevailed. Adj. January 10th. SENATE. After some unimportant business adjourn ed to 3 P. M. ASSEMBLY. Mr. Thornton called up his resolution to allow the Committee on Printing to deter mine ttie number of documents to be printeJ, give out the work and superintend delivery, &c. lie explained that the object was to poe vent waste. Many documents had been sold last year for wasto paper. Mr. Bacot moved an amendent requiring bonds from bidders. Agreed to, aud Mr. Bu'kilew’s resolution pissed. Aft t further business the II ruse adjourn - ed to 3 1‘. M. 3 o’clock—Reports —Mr. Rafferty (Judi ciary) reported the House resolutions to ap point a doorkeeper for the galleries, with amendments, striking out the provision re quiring the Treasurer to have the galleries carpeted, also to permit members of either House the use of the galleries, which were agreed to. Another amendment to mike the compen sation S3 00 a day, was opposed by 'Mr. Allen aud lost—0 to 13 — leaving it §2 00 a day. Since the above date nothingof importance has transpired in either house. The Oldest Inhabitant —The Clearfield Journal is informed that there is residing in Burnside township, Clearfield county, IV, the oldest man and woman perhaps in the State — Mr. Ludwick Suyder and iiis wife. Mr. Snyder, in August last, attaiued the great age of one buudred anil eleven years, aud Mrs Snyder one bundled and seven. B ith now enjoy good hca*h, aud are quite as active as persons of GO to 70 years of age Mr. Snyder is a gunsmith aud has wiiiiiu ten years made a gun, atid has walked from home to Clearfield town and hack to Curwens ville, a distance of 3J miles, in one day, sines his one hundredth year. We believe this cannot be beaten, and claim for our county the oldest inhabitants in the State of L uuuaj i vaau, uu wu xeuru tfjLiij contrary. Taxation Without Representation. “Mrs Lucy Stone, a res ideut oft.bis place, and owner of real estate here, was assessed the u«ual per centage ou her property, and the Township Collector, Abraham Mande ville, Esq , in due course of time, forwarded Mrs. Stone her tax bill. This, Mrs S re ceived, aad before the tim: had expired for the receipt of taxes, returned it to the collec tor, accompanied by the letter which we pub lish below. The law of New Jersey requires in cases of delinquents, that, if tax-moneys shall not be paid witbiu a limited period, a list of such delinquents shall be delivered by the collector to a Justice of the Peace, whose duty it shall be, within five days thereafter, “to make out aud deliver to the cjnstable or coustables, a warrantor warrants, requir ing him or them to levy ths tax so in arroar, with costs, by distress aud sale of the goods and chattels of ihe delinquent, giving at least four days’ notice of sueh sale, aud, if sufficient goods and chattels of the delinquent cannot be found, tbe constable shall take his or her body, if to be found iu tbe county, aud deliver the same to the sheriff of sueh county, or his jailer, to be kepi in close and safe custody until payment bo made of the said tax, with oosts.’’ Lucy Slone and Taxation.—The follow ing is a copy of tho letter recently sent by Lucy 'Sleue to Abrrn. Mandcvillc, the Or ange tax collector, refusing to pay her tax: Orange, N. Jr, Dec. 18, 1857. Mr. Maudeville: Sir—Enclosed I return . . a-ii • i . ... . a r luj iui uiiij nuuuui av. >.'-1.jf icaouu for doing so, is, that worneu suffer taxation, and jet have no representation, which is not only unjust to one half of the adult popula tion, but is contrary to our theory of govern ment. For years, some women have been paying their taxes under protest, but still taxes are imposed, and representation is not granted. The only course now left us is to refuse to pay the tax. We know well what the imediate result of this refusal must bo. But we believe that when the attention of mou is called to the wide difference between their theory of government and its practice, in this particular, that they cannot fail to see the mistake they now make, by imposing takes on womeD, whilo they refuse them the right of suffrage, and that the sense of justice which is in all good men, will lead them to correct it. Then we shall cheerfully pay our taxes—nat till then. Respectfully, Lucy Stone. Porlentious Extravavance of Women — Suoh is the rage for red flannel petticoats abroad, that Dr. Charles Mackay has felt called upon to rebuke it in a little song, en titled the “Red Petticoat and the White.” It is needless to say that the poetical Doctor expresses a decided preference for the White, : The handkerchief mania is also prevailing i violently, in consequence of which every la dy is forced- to carry two—one for use in the pooket—and the other for display in the 1 hand. They are edged with lace. Price 500 \ francs, or $1,200 a dozen. To carry the more expensive article, boxes of pearl have been expressly invented. These are worth ■ from #50 to 875. From these figures it 1 will be seen that it will soon cost as much to 1 keep a woman in handkerohiefs, as it does to 1 keep the rest of the family in boots; buttons 1 and house rent. THE QUARANTINE. A writer in the Journal of Commerce this morning discourages the idea of the people of that State from making farther attempts to establish their pest houses on New Jersey ; soil. lie says: After the report of our Quarantine Com missioners, stating they have expended some 1 50,000 dollars in their attempts to establish what is termed a temporary Quarantine at Seguiue’s Point Staton Island, on our own shores, and after permitting with impunity the wilful destruction of our buildings at that place by the firebrand, to the extent of some 20,000 dollars, by citizens of our own State, who declare it a nuisance, and that thoy will not permit it to be located there,— after those statements and declarations, and the several fruitless attempts we have made in the Legislature of New Jersey to obtain the.r consent to its being located on the shores of that State; it would seem that we should go before the body with very ill grace again, to beg their permission, and press the matter upon their notice, and that after our own cit izens have been permitted to take the case into their own hands. It is clear that the State of New Jersey is averse to its location on her shores, and it is illiberal in our Stato thus to press the request; and we might fairly expect, should we obtain the location, that our neighbors of New Jersey, following the example of onr own people, would not bo be hind in their attempts to prevent what they consider a great evil being thrust upon them. The Victoria bridge across the St. Law rence at Montreal, which has been in course of erection for several years, will be the larg est aud finest in the world. It is to be two miles long. The total amount of masonery in the bridge will be 3,000,000 cubic fief, which at 13^ feet to the ton, gives a total weight of about 22,000 tons. Fourteen of the piers are completed, and it is expected that eight more will be finished next season, leaving only two to erect in 1859. The to tal weight of iron in tbo tubes will be 10,400 tons, l ho bridge will cost about five mil lions of dollars. The present Winter does not stand aIouu. Tbc Winter of 1780 opened equally mild, but folks paid for it in the spring For for ty days after the middle of Febuary, there was no perceptible thaw on the south, re side of any building, and so deep was the snow, that loaded teams passed over walls and fences in auy direction We have bad a warm December and January. To balance the books, we expect ‘-four weeks sleighin ' in March.” = ° -- The amount of dry goods imported into New York during the past year was $99,531, 539, being $3,838 704 less than for the year 1850, but >$23,530,037 more th in for 185 >, and §9,091,193 more thau the total for 1854. The number of serious Railroad accidents last year was 39—03 persons being killed and 191 wound, d. The steamboat accidents number 21, 339 lives w..ro l ist. The African Squadron. We are glad to learn that the uational gov ernment is about to euhrg; the naval force on the Coast of Africa, to protect the inter ests of our com mere in that quarter, and to check the slave tralo. Ihe vessels at pres ent in service in the African waters are ’Cum berland, (fl.g ship.) 3i guns; the J Vine, does, 30 guns, aan.l tbc Dale, 10 guns. The Mar ion, 10 guns, is prepai ing at Norfolk to j >i.i this squadron. 1 be total, nu ht-r arrival, will be four sailing vessel--, carrying 70 guns or four guns less than required by 'tbc Web ster-Ashburton treaty of 1842. Great lint tain maintains on tbc same station a licet ot twenty steamers, besides several sailing ves sels, and about. 200 guns. Now that the slave trade is exterpated by Liberia, a ded by the cruisers, tr.nu the West Coast, wo can imagine ro good reason why it shnu d not be broke i up on the South Coast if the ua val armament of both powers be ccutered there. Let stomicro be substituted for the C»k I I irk if hoc j., I « n tit n„, r.l. ] .. _ .1 .V. . J ‘ a — “ ” r J i “u'a mu uij grace which ourflighas attached to it be cause of its coustaat illegal use, would, with the suppression of the accursed traffic, be speedily removed.—North American. Justice i;v Mistake — In Philadelphia, ou Tuesday evening, a thief sopped iuto a law offline, and slipped on a valuable lliiil.ia belonging to a student, with which he depu ted without detection. A young min, whose sister hud been insulted by the aforesaid law student, was lying in wait to 3 ig the offen der, and seeing the thief c 'me out, with the over coat ou, supposed him to be the victim he was in search of, and gave him a terrible whipping before the policeman stopped him, or the mistake in the p r;ou was made known, by the cries for mercy of the thief, who supposed the punishment was for hi; crime. The youug uiau was very much mortified when he found that he had been flogging a common thief for an undeveloped attorney. Courts in Cape May. A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to the act entitle! “An act to aseertaiu the time and places of boldiug certain Courts.” 1. Be it, enacted by the Senate and Gen eral Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That after the next ensuing April term of tho respective courts in and for the county of Cape May, the regular terms of said courts shall be held at the times following, and not otherwise, that is to say: on the third Tues J. .. ^ f C . „ i I <1 .1* i m t . -J »uc Uiuu X UOSUciy UI A/e cember, and the third Tuesday of April in each year. Approved February 19, 1857. Remarkable Works of Human Labor.— Nineveh was 15 miles long, 8 wide, and 40 miles round, with a wall 100 feet high, and thick enough for three chariots abreast. Bab ylon was 50 miles within the walls, which were 75 feet thick and 309 feet high, with 100 brazen gates. The temple of Diaha, at Ephesus, was 429 feet to the support of the roof. It was a hundred yoars in baildinw. The largest of the pyramids is 481 feet high and 653 on the sides; its base covers 11 acres. The stones are about 30 feet in length and the layers are 208. It employed 330, 000 men in building. Tho labyrinth of Egypt contains 300 chambcts and 12 halls. Thebes, in Egypt, presents ruins 27 miles round, and 100 gates. Carthago was 23 miles round. Athens was 25 miles round, and contained 359,000 citizens and 400,000 slaves. The temple of Dolphos was so rich in donations, that it was plundered of $500, 000 and Nero carried away from it 200 stat utes. The walls of Rome were 13 miles round. Doing Things Brown.—At Hitohcock ville, Ct., a few evenings since, at a corn husking, 200 bushels were husked, 40 girls kissed, 5 “engaged,” and everybody at home before 10 o’clock. The Springfield Repub lican thinks “Hitoboookville must be a nioe place to live in,”’ Bridgeton Brices Current. Corrected weekly Jor the Pioneer. W. Wheat $1 25 its. I Potatoes 90 «tg. R. Wheat 1 15 “ | Sutter, 26cts. per lb. Old Com, 70 “ Eggs, 16 “ “ doz. New Com, 56 “ Hams, 12 “ “ lb. Rye, 75 “ Lard, 14 “ “ lb. 32 “ Pork, 10 cts.per lbs. Philadelphia Grain market. Wheat, prices dull. White, 115cal30c.— lied, 118c all35. Rye, 70c. Coro, new yellow, 65a62c. Oats, 33ca35c. MARRIE]), , At the residence of the'brid^TfaU^r, iu Port Elizabeth, If J. Dec. 31st, by Rev. N. Edwards, Mr. C. Emory Edwards, of Millville, to Miss E. Adousta Willetts, daughter of Mr. Reuben Willetts M. D. Ou the 13th inst., by Rev. D. Kelsay, at tka residence of Mr. Aves, Mr. Ebenezer L. Sbep* pard to Miss Hannah Ayes, both of Pittsgrove, Salem Co. N. J. Jan. 15th, at the house of the brides father, Mr. James W. Compton, Esq. in Maurice Town’, by Rev. Jonas C. Chew, Mr. Able C. Haley, t» Miss Caroline R. Compton, both of Maurice Town, Cumb Co. N. J. On th > 20th inst., by the Rev J. W. Kerr, Mr. Lew s B. Minch, to Miss Lydia M. Veal, loth of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. N. J. BIBB. In Bridgeton, on.be 21st inst., C^TjT^ Facemire, in the 25th year of his age. At Greenwich Dec. 30th , Lydia Ann \yars wife of Robert Ayars, aged 41 years 2 montkts 0 days. NOTICE. TcoLT?t,‘AT:ll,Mueting of Cumberland x County Agricultural Society, will be held i„ opo’clock i.°Um '’ °“ WuJn«JV the 27th inst. at Jan - Uh u J0S' “■ KtMUR, J-m. -a, 08-lt Secretary. acIrik The undersigned avail themselves of this meth od ot conveying to the friends and patrons of the mon.Tf iipreS3’ tUuir Sratcful nokuowledgc nierns for the generous euconragoment extended to her, through l.cr first season to Bridgeton.— " “h uo dcslSu to censure or complain of o.fiers we cannot withold the expression of our espeebi thanks to the farmers,.truckers, and agric’ultur al.s.s generally, for the spirited interest manifes ted by them m suppert of this enterprise. For the better accommodation of this, branch of business crates will be provided for fhe more bulky articles ot freight, such as melons, pota ti)Cd, C;lbb;lg£j> »£c. ’ t Iu the officers of the boat, wc hope and believe the public will ever find men of courtesey, integ rity, ami capacity for the several stations they occupy, and who on all occasions will regard the safety and comfort of their passengers, paramount tj all other considerations. For ourselves, we promise to spare no pains or expense, 00.1.1 tent with a prudent undeco! n.mical system ot management, to make ibis hue worthy the patronage of all within its reach. • ,XprL';;3 Wl11 l esunie her trips again early V M*r u-;“*d we respectfully ask for her, a con ainucu and increasing support KfciVUOLD, OLARKE, & Co. X. T PHILLIPS U A S F I T T E It SUEl'PAKD’S BUILDING Next to 1. I. Sheppards’ store, I am now ready to execute all orders that I may be favored with, for Gas Fitting j.’jx_ tu C>, io., guaranteeing all orders to be done iu a w ji kmanliko manaer aal on the most reason Dale term;*. IT* Disinterested References in Bridgeton and el*e whore. IJrMjrcton, .Jan, 2d ’58. f swivel, < W I.' I <P /n n ill i lj n, COMMERCE ST , 3 DOORS WEST OF TtlE 13RIDGE SOUTH SIDE. Having i i liiscmploy a practical Gal Filter, ami a kuowle Ige of the business himself, is prepared t. accommodate all who may favor him with or 'iers for GAS FITTING, Or anything iu his line of business, at short no tice and on reasonable terms. Bridgeton, Jan. 23, ’58.-tf. SALE OF REAL ESTATE. Will be sold at Public SALE, on SATURDAY, the loth day of February inst ^ On the premises, the late residence of Abner Smith, dic’d, in the Township of Fairfield, Cum brelaud County, 8. J., half a mile from Fairton, on the public road to Millville. No. 1. A FARM . . CONTAINING 06 18-100 ACRES 40 of which are farm land, the remain- •••ihL dor Timber and Bush Land. The im-i!£lilB provements are a Dwelling House, Barn, and oth er out baild.ugs, a good well of water at the door. The soil is good for grain and grass. There is a good Stone Quarry on the farm. No. J is a lot ol banked meadow, in the Green Swamp Body, adjoining Jonathan Elmer. Jr., John Trcuchard and others, containing 5 33-lOu acres, mure or less. No 3 is a lot of Salt Marsh in Savre’s Neck bounded by Bower’s Creek on the east, and by Joseph daggers, Nathan (iandy and others, con taming acres more or less. Any person wishing to see any part of the land can call on Tlieoph. E Smith on the farm who will atieud to them. Sale to commence on lot No. 1, at 2 o’clock P. M. Conditions at salo by JAMES SMITH, ¥ „ THEOPU. E. SMITH. J >n. ’58.-3t* Executors. JEST KAY. Jacob Phifer posts a white steer, with red cars supposed to be three years old next spring, crop’ in both ears, half penny on under side both cars JUS. XUCKER, Jaa. 23, ’58.-3t* Clerk Millville Township. REAL ESTATE AT ~ . PUBLIC SALE. Will be sold at Publio Vendue, on the premi ses in Bacon’s Neck, neur Grcenwioh, now in the tenure of Edward S. Bacon, on THURSDAY, THE 4th, DAY OF FEBRUARY, next, at 2 o.cleck, P. M., all the following degl cribed tracts of land and premises, formerly be longing to Jonathan Brown. Uec’d, to wit: * No. 1, Is all that Farm and Plantation situ ated in the Township of Greenwich, adjoining the lands of Gabriel D. Hall, Thomas C ShcDS pard, John Bacon, and others, containing 'jo. acres, more or less. 6 No. 2, Is a lot of drained Meadow adim*win« the iands of William Cook, Charles BaCon ^5 others, containing !) acres, more or less. No. 3, Is a piece of Salt Marsh, adjoining the heirs of Isaac Mulford, dec’d, Samuel Davis As* Ayars, and others, containing 16$ Acres more or less. ’ " No. 4, Is a piece of Salt Marsh, bounding on, Edward Dennis' Marsh, Philip’s Creek, Stoe Creek, &e., containing 21$ acres, more or less No. 5, Is a lot of Cedar Swamp, situate in the Township of Bridgeton, adjoininglands of Enos Brown and others, containing about 2 acres Terms easy. Conditions made known on the day of sale by the subscribers. JOSEPH T. BROWN, JAMES J DEDSTRAKE, JONATHAN L. BROWN. January 23, 1868.-2t. GOoi>S FOR THE POOR. fro“ Philadelphia, some of those M goods at reduced prices. Come and see. Cuds very oheap--Hats cheaper. Furs for the ladies very low. Cassimcres, cloths, vestings for gen tlemen; furnishing goods for gentlemen- a good variety of Gloves, all at the Elgle S“re. 6 Tg ti tv. , JOSEPH BURT. „?• “ -These goods were bought sinpe the great r^duotion m prices, Jg ■