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Bridgeton, July 2,1869
This magnificent palace about wliich so
much has been written and said within the
past few months, is notv completed and on
Thursday last was formally opened for the
reception of guests. To any one who stood
a half year ago upon the ground now occu
pied by this grand Hotel, it seems as if noth
ing less than magic could Iks at the founda
tion of the enterprise. The beautiful fic
tions of the Arabian Nights where the pal
aces arose at the word of the magician ap
pear to be repeated. All that was then to
be seen was a low wet marsh to which the
tide had access whenever it chose to cover
it, through which ran littlo perforating
creeks, fronted by a general air of sandy
desolation, and skirted by deeper marshes
still in which the mud bens felt free to lay
their eggs without fear of molestation.
Still, the property was on Cape Island and
faced the sea, possessing the same beauti
fully rounding shore that enables the houses
of summer resort to front the sea on almost
every side, and as was seen by the keen in
0 .T I - Stevens. Jiidre Yorkc.
Gen. Sewell, Mr. A. W. Markley, Mr. Bul
lit and others, might easily be made a splen
did site for the erection of a grand Hotel.
The first difficulty to be overcome, after the
purchase of the land was to make it possi
ble for a house to be put there at all, and
after that to make the grounds attractive to
the fastiduous tastes of pleasure seekers
who naturally would not desire to be set
down in the wind. To accomplish these
double purposes it was necessary first to get
as good a foundation as was possible which
was obtained by reaching the hard pan
below the mud of the marsh, and placing
the piers which were to sustain the struc
ture upon it. Next the entire surface of
the large area required to be raised to a
height of eight feet above what it was then.
Nature acting through old ocean had sup
plied plenty of sand at a few feet distant,
and hundreds of teams were set to work at
once accomplishing this also. Then the sur
face was evened with rich soil brought from
the country beyond, grass seed planted upon
it and before the house was half completed
there was a green carpet surrounding it.
The general direction of its construction
was placed in the hands of Gen. Sewell and
as a consequence, just as many men as could
work to any advantage hi all the different
departments were at once engaged in the la
bor of construction, while at the same time
a magnificent breakwater of piling was
built along the entire shore front. In order
to secure the pecuniary advantages it was
necessary that the house should be opened
for the season by the last of June, and the
work was driven forward regardless of ex
pense with that object in view. A name
was required that should connect so splendid
an enterprise with New Jersey history and
the “Stockton House” was finally adopted
as a tribute to one of our State’s most dis
tinguished sons. To secure the fullest
comfort of the guests Mr. Gardner the pop
ular manager at Willards in Washington
was selected to take the entire charge. In j
tli.. /-nncpntions of its uroiectors it was de
termined that all the appliances of a first
class city Hotel should be found in this one,
and they have carried out their plan. The
House has been built by Mr. C. C. Williams
late of Bridgeton, under the architectural
supervision of Mr. Button of Camden, and
in both its appearance and solidity does am
ple justice to their previous eminent reputa
tions. Its dimensions have been several
times described in our columns so that the
repetition is unnecessary now, except to say
that while the rooms are large and commo
dious, with wide halls and staircases there
are nearly three hundred apartments for the
accommodation of guests, of whom we pre
sume a thousand might be made luxuriously
comfortable at any one time. The dining
room accommodates eight or nine hundred.
The large parlor and rccej^ion room will
contain as many people each as most of
modem churches. There are suites of rooms
on the first lioor for the occupancy of per
sons whose state of health will not allow
them to ascend with ease the staircases
The furniture is of the most beautiful de- .
scription in all parts of the House and has
taken many a thousand to procure. Pier '
glasses throw back the likenesses of the
promenaders, and cool fountains give re
freshing in their very appearance. The fi
nest and best of wood are used in the orna
mentation of the House. The staircases
wind one above another allowing an unob
structed view from the lower hall to the
ceiling, while windows of stained glass fling
a soft and subdued light over the vision.
Prom almost all of its rooms the eyes can
rest upon the sea and watch the varying
phases of its untiring waves, and in the
space of a few yards the bathing houses
which open out upon the waves can be
reached. The limits of this article make it
impossible to describe more minutely this
grand addition to the attractions of Cape
Island, but it is not saying to much to af
firm that the “Stockton House” with its
magnificent accommodations will add from
eight hundred to a thousand of the wealth
ier people of our country to the summer
population of the Island. Nearly a hundred
of its rooms were engaged a week before its
opening, and almost entirely by persons
who have not heretofore made Cape Island
their summer resort, so that while it will be
filled no doubt, to its utmost capacity, the
other prominent houses retain those who
have heretofore dwelt with them, and will
have all they can accommodate, as they have
had in the past. This is the ease we know
at Congress Hall and presume tliat it is so
with the others.
Some idea of the size of this magnificent
structure may he formed from the fact that
the main building has a front of three bun.
dred feet and a depth of seventy-five, and
there is a wing facing the sea in another di
rection which includes fifty by four hundret
feet, and to this it is intended to add auothei
wing of the same size before the house h
understood to be completed. Three quar
ters of a million of dollars will have beei
expended by the bold projectors of this en
terprise by the time it is entirely finished, i
sum which goes far beyond the cost of thi
most magnificent Hotels heretofore found ai
any of our watering places. The public
hall is fifty by one hundred feet. Side rooms
all along are devoted to the various necessi.
ties which now make a first class Hotel an
epitome of a town. Separate buildings con
tain the servants apartments. The kitchen
arrangements are simply perfect, at least
they were so pronounced by a party of la
dies who were escorted by the politeness of
’tweue V,OTk‘' through their mysteries,
a. single day^h-T' f'eces 0311 be cleansed in
partment ot law”* W:lBh-room. Every de
tematized. The ^L*“xury » perfectly sys
There are thirty ^ P'auo cost $2,000.
through all its variousr«0^U tuning
in a common centre. There Merging
of steam and gas pipe* “2® £°ur mile,
cover two and three quarters acres
and there are fourteen acres of phJfr°UU’
A magnificent portrait of the late
dore Stockton copied by Waugh appr'
griately ornaments the lialL But we proi
ised not to desribe tho building and will ad
vise our readers as the best way of obtain
*ng a clear conception of it to visit it for
themselves. The Hotel was thrown open to
the public on Thursday of last week. A
small party of guests invited by A. W.
Markley, Esq., President of the Hotel Com
pany -were present, among whom were Gen.
Sewell, to whose splendid executive ability
the house owes its bewildoringly rapid com
pletion, and whose stylo of operation may
be summed up in a remark made to a friend
who some time since expressed a doubt as
to whether the house would be ready in
time, to the effect that he had said it would
be ready at the time specified, and it would
be. W. H. Gatzmer, President of the Cam
den and Amboy Railroad; Hon. John P.
Stockton. U. S. Senator from New Jersey;
Samuel Welch, Asa Fish, John Dorranco,
Clias. McAllister, Directors of Camden and
Amboy Railroad ; Clias. P. Stratton, Esq.,
J. F. Cake, of Congress Hall; Ex-Senator
Ware, and Senator Rice of Cape May ; Hon.
W. B. Miller, Mayor of Cape May; J. B.
Ferguson, of the West Jersey Pioneer ; F.
W. Potter the accomplished Correspondent
and Associate Editor, of tho Newark
Courier; Mr. Sailor of the Philadelphia
Ledger ; Geo. J. Richardson, Esq., of Phil
adelphia ; G. Morris Dorrance, Esq. ; Jas.
H. Stevens of the Camden Bank ; D. Ed
monds ; Rev. Mr. Ballard and two or three
others whose names wo did not obtain. An
elegant dimier was served by Mr. Gardner,
the manager, in a style which argued well
for the future comfort of the sojourners at
the Hotel upon which the Divine blessing
was invoked by Rev. Mr. Ballard.
At the close of the dinner Mr. Welch in
a few appropriate remarks paid a merited
tribute to Die enterprising spirit of Mr.
Markley, the President of the Company,
who responded in a class of appropriate re
marks in which he expressed his pleasure
that he had been permitted to assist as Pres
ident of the Company in bringing to its
completion the most splendid Hotel yet in
existence in any watering place in the Uni
ted States. He closed with the idea that he
was more of an acting than a talking man
and would refer them to the Hotel itself as
a fitting conclusion to liis speech. Hon.
John P Stockton then'spoke eloquently, ac
knowledging the compliment to his father's
memory in the name given to the house and
in a feeling and appropriate manner referr
ing to the connection of Commodore Stock
ton with all the public advancement of New
Jersey in which he felt so patriotic and
large* an interest. Mr. Gatzmer was the
next speaker and in a style of clear and easy
vivacity, refereed to the improvements in
New Jersey which had been accomplished
by the instrumentality of the Camden and
Y mboy Railroad of which the Stockton
House was a legitimate outgrowth. Rev.
Mr. Ballard followed Mr. Gatzmer express- 1
ing the hope that the time would soon come i
when the parlors of our large Hotels should <
be dedicated to Divine worship on the early •
morning of each day. Judge Torkc gave 1
in interesting and clear statement of the
facts involved in the history of the West 1
Jersey Railroad and its connection with the '
unprecedented growth of the country
through which it passed, and by whose con
struction the Stockton House had been made ;
possibility. An ornate and beautiful ad- 1
iress was made by Mr. Asa Fish in which
lie progress of Cape May from the time it :
ivas first sought as a watering place by the ■
Indians till the present hour when the culti
vated aristocracy of the laud seek it for re- :
operations. The remarks were made in
forms of elegant imagery and was listened
to with marked attention. Messrs. McAl
ister, Dorrance and Welch, each made short
speeches teeming with genial pleasantry.
Mayor Miller responded for the city and Mr.
Potter for the press, by stating that the
most of what he desired to say would be
found in the printed account which he ex
pected to publish, and we would say in pass
ing that the pledge is grandly redeemed in
last Saturday’s issue of the Newark Courier.
Some disappointment was felt that the time
lid not allow a speech from Gen. Sewell who
was probably more fully acquainted with all
the workings of the enterprise, from its in
ception to its completion, than any other
person, but as the afternoon was passing,
:lie memory of Commodore Stockton was
liven, and silently the guests arose and left
lie tabic which had been the scene of so
ligh a degree of intellectual and genial en
oyment. We close our description, with 1
he following beautiful extract from a letter
>f Mr. Potter in the Newark Courier : •
“No where else upon our coast arc the
ea and shore wedded in a union of such i
reauty and harmony. The sea loves Cape j
May, and there is every reason to believe
chat this feeling is reciprocated on the part '
of the Cape. Such attachments along our
coast are rare. Atlantic City is a savage i
waste, and Long Branch, even, though ■
somewhat subdued by the ameliorating in
fluences of art, is still only about lialf-civi- 1
iized. It is at Cape May that we meet with
nature in its softened and genial aspects— :
no rocks, no cliffs, no barren wastes and sol- ]
itudes, but trees and grass and silver sands
and shining sea blended in one harmonious
whole. One might with some degree really
fancy himself upon Italian shores, and it
requires no great stretch of the imagination
to metamorphose the Atlantic into the blue
Mediterranean, and to invest the magnificent
expanse of Delaware Bay with all the glo
ries of the Adriatic. You look out from
your quiet hotel or cottage nest at early
morn and watch—
“The sunrise broken into scarlet shafts,”
as it creeps up the far horizon, and anon—
"The blaze upon the waters to the east:
The blaze upon the island overhead ;
The blaze upon the waters to the west.”
It is a picture which the eye never tires of
looking upon, and to which neither pen nor
pencil can approach in the justness of its de
Secretary of the Navy.—Secretary
Borie has resigned the department of the
C. 8. Navy, and Attorney General Robeson,
of our State, been appointed in his stead.—
Both the resignation and appointment has
| taken the people by surprise, but there ap
i pears to be a general concession from the
1 T)l*esB of all Tiartip.R. that. Mr
discharge the duties of the office in a manner
creditable to the State of New Jersey. The
New York Tribune, Times and Herald, ac
knowledged exponents of public opinion, all
speak favorably of the appointment, and the
Trenton True American pays him a hand
some compliment. Mr. Robeson is a man
of acknowledged ability, and will, wc doubt
not, infuse into the navy a spirit of greater
energy than has characterized it in the years
past, We are pleased with the recognition
of New Jersey in the cabinet, and equally
pleased that the choice has Mien upon a
gentleman so well calculated to reflect credit
upon her name, by his effective administration
of the affairs of the navy.
A few days since, Mr. Barker, of
New York, a gentleman well known at Cape
May, where a large part of his summers
were usually spent, was at that place mak
ing arrangements for spending a part of the
hot season at that place. He returned to
New York, we believe, on Friday of last
week, and on Saturday morning suddenly
deceased from disease of the heart. The
death of Mr. Barker has cast a gloom over
the large circle of friends with whom he has
for years been intimate at Cape Island.
tgr We call attention again to the laying
of the corner-stone of th© ?evLj^ethodi8t
^ Episcopal Church at 1 ‘Woodruff’s” onto
• ^orrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o’clock.
*■ As the members of the Church are largely
>- in Bridgeton we have thought it
»- that many of them would like to be
4 and so repeat the notice*
Improvements on the W- J. B-K- Lines.
The track from Millville to Cape Island
runs, as is generally known, through a re
gion of country heretofore but sparsoly in
habited. Small villages few and far between
lay in irregular locations, and very much tlio
largest part of the territory was entirely un
occupied. Very little dependence was placed
upon the local tr avel as a means of support
when the road was contemplated, at least for
a long period of time. But their anticipa
tions were agreeably disappointed. The
opening up of facilities for travel has induced
a large amount of immigration, and ah-eady
along the stations established on the lino the
marks of a vigorous and healthy growth of
population is already apparent.
Port Elizabeth, the llrst station below
Millville; was years ago a nourishing village
chiefly supported by oxtensivo glass works ;
for some reason or other the works wore sus
pended, and for years past they have lain
idle, while both the works and tenements of
the workmen wore falling into decay. But
the incubus, whatever it was has been re
moved and the works are being put into ac
tive operation again—the houses repaired
and all the signs of vigorous life are becoming
apparent. In connection with this an excel
lent bridge has been constructed over the
Maurice river, connecting Mauricetown and
Port Elizabeth, so that the line of travel is
nil more easily reaeiieu uy urc pvvpiv ui me
former place than heretofore. Mr. Frank
Lee, of Port Elizabeth, has been largely in
strumental in this improvement, and is en
titled to great credit for the persistent effort
necessary to its success.
Belle Plain, the next station; has not as
yet accomplished very largely its promise of
success, but the property has now got into
hands which command confidence and there
is no doubt that it will speedily become settled.
Woodbine is a centre for the stage lines
connecting with Tuckahoe, Denuisville and
other places. A good store has been started
at the place, and population begins to direct
its attention that way. A few enterprising
men would soon make it a place of consider
abel importance.
Mt. Pleasant is a small station where the
stages take the passengers for several small
,-mages between it and the shore, but as yet
ias not started on the march of its sister
stations on the route. It cannot be long,
lowever, before the valuable lands in the
vicinity together with the facilities of a mar
ket will bring the restless migratory spirits
>f adventure into its midst.
Seaville is taking its- steps rapidly now in
he formation of a village. Many new houses
>f an excellent kind are already erected and
i number more projected. Several camp
neetiugs have been held at this spot, and
he false impression that Cape May county
vas located in sand, covered with wliortle
lerry lmslies, and inhabited by misquitoes,
s quite generally corrected by the people who
:ame from other places to the capes. It is
ilready a place of importance, and every
liing bids fair to ensure it a career of success.
Mr. Voss, the railroad agent at this place,
leserves the credit of having been actively
nstrumcutal in advancing its success.
Swains station has not as yet taken a very
orward start, but the property contiguous
s being sold to actual settlers; and its posi
ion is only a question of time.
Cape May Court House is the comity seat
md oue of the oldest towns in lower New
lersey. It is not large but the buildings are
asteful and convenient, and maintains a
steady and healthy growth. There is both
i handsome Methodist, and Baptist Church
n the place, and about a mile below atMay
rille Mr. Burroughs Miller lias constructed a
large and commodious building, which has
uuuupwu Ul UIUC1C1U lilUCo LHJII1 JAM cl
school of high grade and a summer boarding
house. A large canning factory has been
located close by, near the shore, which is said
to do a large and increasing business.
“Rio Grande,” the next point, is yet com
paratively unimproved but cannot resist the
manifest destiny of Cape May, which is to
tpecome one of the most highly cultivated
;ounties in the State.
Bennetts station comes next, and has a
joed Presbyterian church, one of the oldest
n this part of the State, and also a Methodist
me, which the community are seriously
talking of rebuilding in accordance with
notlern style and taste. A large amount of
iotli improved and unimproved land is in
he hands of Mr. Bennett for sale and will no
loubt soon be taken up by purchasers. A
lumber of buildings are going up and more
ire contemplated.
The soil of the county is of the very best
diameter. It is a moderately strong rich
oam, susceptible of the highest improvement
is the strongest bottom lands of Essex or
JVarren, and grows in fertility from the ap
plication of marl with astonishing rapidity.
Hie people who have held the titles to its
possessions have found more .remuneration
rom the occupancy of the waters, and con
equently the land has received comparative
y little attention. But the wonderful in
:rease of Cape Island lias created a market
vliose demands cannot be ignored, and
practical farmers are taking hold of the ques
tion in a manner which means work and
success, and in twenty years or less we have
no doubt but that its surface will be covered
with a thriving and multitudinous popula
The comer stone of the new church now
ill process of erection at Beasley's Point,
was laid on Friday afternoon last, by Rev.
A. E. Ballard, P. E., assisted by the pastor,
Rev. Mr. Malsbury, with Rev. Messrs. Lip
pincott and Eastlack. Able addresses were
made by these latter gentlemen on the oc
casion, in which the value of Church insti
tutions to any community were fully brought
nut, and the nobleness of living for the wel
fare of others eloqnently portrayed. At the
close of the addresses a sum was named to
the congregation as a proper one to be of
fered on the occasion, which was promptly
exceeded in a very brief period of time.
The church is to be modem in style,
crowned eventually with steeplo and bell,
J__1 i _ -
—— yet iurcutu -
when the necessities of increased population
shall demand it. Pastor and people are
working together in fullest harmony iu the
enterprise, and it is expected that by the
time the cold weather sets in it will be ready
for occupancy. Besides the regular Church
periodicals, our Pioneer and Pioneer Monthly
were honored with a place in the box which
was deposited in the corner stone.
Homeopathy.—At the recent Homeo
patliic national convention, in Boston, the
constitution of the society was so amendec
as hereafter to admit “women” as practio
ioners of medicine. We bolieve tliat thif
large body of physicians are the first who,
by a final vote, liave opened the doors tc
females in this department, and if this is
correct they deservo the nation’s gratitude,
! for in some departments of medicine the
commonest surface thinking will show that
women must, in the nature of things, be
better qualified than the opposite sex.
tS” Since the meeting of the Grand Lodge
of the Order of the “Knights of Pythias,”
in December last, thirty-eight new lodges
have been organized, making the whole
number in the State of Pennsylvania 1Q4,
of which 88 are located in Philadelphia.—
The present membership is estimated at 40,
ooo, being an increase of over 12,000 during
the past six months.
This deservedly celebrated anatomist and
physician, whose advent as a popular lec
turer we noticed a few week* since, has since
beon delivering public addresses upon these
subjects iu Philadelphia and elsewhere, with
a success which is unprecedented in the his
tory of lecturing for the season of the year
in which they were given. On Monday
morning of’ this week, liy invitation of the
preachers, ho gave one to the preachers’
meeting ill Philadelphia, on tlie subject of
elocution ill the pulpit, as connected with the
habits of daily life, which surpassed anything
of the kind to which wo have been privi
leged to listen. There have been plenty of
public expounders of this subject from
Gough down to all the various teachers of
rules for public speaking; but while these
gentlemen have said very many good tilings
upon the subject, they have lacked tlio per
fect knowledge of physical anatomy, which
is essential to the uso of any information
which has been conveyed, an essential which
the Doctor eminently possessed. Ilis first
idea of elocution was, that a man must he
simply natural and natural to himself. Ar
bitrary rules, while giving valuable hints,
could not by any possibility govern success
fully the pulpit, but each clergyman must
of necessity learn very much of his own elo
cution for himself and work it in accordance
with himself. To be a good pulpit s]>eaker,
a man must be moderate in all things, es
pecially in eating. No man, the speaker
thought, was truly called to preach who
could not eat properly and in accordance
with the laws of digestion. Gymnastical
exercise was also extremely valuable, espec
ially if taken with a saw horse. The inspira
tion of a full volume of air before beginning
to speak, and with the subject well studied,
so well as not to need any notes, a man
need not fear about successful preaching_
The Doctor spoke for ten hours without the
lease sign of weariness, in demonstration of
his ideas, and in a manner which kept his
audience alternating between the closest
logic and the keenest humor for the entire
time. There are very few men who combine
exactitude of language with felicitous de
livery like Dr. McClintock, and we earnestly
hope that he may favor Bridgeton with a
visit soon.
The vote on Bridgeton District is pretty
generally taken in the Methodist Episcopal
Churches on the subject of Lay Delegation.
The returns are not all quite in yet, but
judging from those that are reported there
will be a small majority in favor of the
project. So far accounts have been received
from the different parts of the United
States the majority has been decided in fa
vor of the plan and there is little or no doubt
of its being adopted as a part of the pro
gramme of the next General Conference.
The general principle of the charge may be
summed up in the idea that heretofore the
government of the church has been after a
military order and under the Lay Delega
tion movement it will be modelled after a
civil jurisprudence with a representative gov
ernment. The friends of the plan hope for
large results to the church from its introduc
tion, a matter in which they have our heart
iest good wishes for their success.
Tiie Storm ox Sunday.—On Sunday
last, the city of Philadelphia and vicinity
was visited by three successive thunder
showers, which occasioned a large amount
of damage. Many trees were uprooted,
buildings unroofed, glass shattered, and in
the country round about crops destroyed.—
The depot of the Fifth and Sixth St. pas
senger railway company was entirely de
stroyed, scarce a timber of which was left
standing. Many roofs of houses, among
which was that of the Greenwich M. E.
church, were carried considerable distances,
and dashed into kindling wood. Chimneys
lay strewed in all directions; hosts of tele
graph poles were prostrated, with their wires
twisted and broken; miles of fencing was
demolished; large numbers of fowls were
killed, and an amount of general damage
which will involve at least a hundred thou
sand dollars. No lives, however, are re
ported as being lost.
Temperance.—A delegation of the Sons
of Temperance waited recently on the Pres
ident and received the most cordial assu
rances of sympathy with their cause. The
moral value of favor in high quarters is of
great value and we are glad that the “Sons”
had a sufficient degree of confidence in the
President to call upon him and elicit the ex
pression. If by any means the representa
tives of the nation at Washington could be
made “Sons of Temperance” the greatest
step toward an honest legislation which has
been taken for years past would be taken,
for it is a conceded fact that more corrupt
legislation is evolved in the capital by the
use of liquor than by all other parties com
bine d.
E3T- The Mormons are arranging to send
a missionary to Australia. As there is not
a superabundance of women in that British
paradise we are a little puzzled to know
why they send a missionary there, for a Mor
mon establishment without its harems is a
matter not worth the talking about. Ii
they were to send him to Massachusetts
where there are so many of the “sex” whc
cannot get husbands simply because there
are not enough men to give one to each wo
man ; there would be at least an appearance
of sense, but to send him to Australia where
they are short of women now seems to us
the quintessence of nonsense. We do no!
suppose it possible however, that the an
omalous institution of the Monnons can ex
ist much longer now that the Pacific
is open, and so it does not make much " -
erence where the missionaries go, if then
Salt Lake Heaven is to disappear.
Spain.—The Republicans of this country
do not seem to be disheartened by the vote
of the cortes, by which Spain was made a
monarchy, but, on the contrary, still con
tinue to bold meetings and have speeches of
the most radical type in favor of their ideas.
If the liberty of speech upon this subject
can only bo secured, it is about certain that
the agitation will not stop until the object
is secured, for no form of Government can
resist the intelligent determination of the
people. At a recent meeting of delegates
at Cordova, there were 50,000 persons pres
ent, and the Spanish flag was entwined with
that of the United States, and the whole
multitude cheered for the United States,
and again for General Grant.
Pheshytebian- The two large bodies of
Presbyterians in Scotland who have been
separated for 80 lonS a time have now a ba
sis of union laid down which it is thought
will be generally acceptable and if so, of
course adopted. Everywhere, both in church
and state the modern sentiment favors ag
gregation in place of division, and we have
no doubt but the different churches will be
more powerful because of the practico.
Editorial Excursion. The annual ex
cursion of the journalistic “Knights of the
Quill,” 111 New Jereey’ came off last week
according to the programme. The large
company richly ei\joyed the trip through the
wild mountain scenery of Pennsylvania; all
the more from the fact that the chances of
escape from the routine duty of the office
are so few and far between.
A Day Dueam.—One sultry afternoon,
not long since, while resting our weary head
upon the office table where editorials are
manufactured, we “fell into a doze” and
dreamed that we were in a beautiful city in
a Southern dime, fanned with delightful
breezes from the adjacent waters; a city
surrounded with undulating hills, rich ag
ricultural district, and prosperous beautiful
villages, shaded with noble troes, which
lined the sidewalks and in some sections of
the city formed splendid archways over the
nicely laid out streets—a city where the
houses almost invariably had an air of neat
ness and beauty, with front and side yards,
and gardens filled with shrubbery and flow
ers, where the birds sang sweetly, and
everything bespoke prosperity and peace—a
city of churches, schools, and good society
where law and order prevailed, and which
was noted for its morality ; but there seemed
to be one tiling wanting, and that was
caused by the ice dealers of the city failing
to secure a supply of the cooling article the
previous winter. No frozen cream could bo
had as heretofore and the situation was be
r-nnlillfr nilito dcKrtArftta wlim, wo wn„>
ped upon the shoulder by one of the com
positors who exclaimed—“copy !” Our
dream was suddenly brought to a terminus
and we were rejoiced to know'that it was
all real, except the ice and the cream, which
added to the other comfoi'ts of our beautiful
city makes it one difficult to excel. In ex
planation, it is due Mr. Noah Ayars of this
city to add that he has secured several car
goes of ice from the East, which he is sup
plying at reasonable figures, and his Ice
Cream Saloon is not only handsomely fitted
up with tasteful and costly surroundings,
but is always supplied with Bruna’s cele
brated cream, which cannot be surpassed.
The Life, Times and Travels of St.
Paul.—Mr. Barrows, well and favorably
known to the citizens of Bridgeton, as a
Popular educator, is now canvassing Cum
berlaml county for subscriptions to the
splendid work whose title we have given at
the head of this notice. The work is one
which has obtained not only a national, but
a world-wide reputation, and is ackuowl
edged to be indispensible to the library oi
every cultivated student of the Christiai
religion, while at the same time, it is mag
netically interesting to the ordinary reader
The finest critics of the world have given i>
their highest commendation. Bishop Simp
son, in connection with the ablest divines o
the different evangelical denoniininations
urges its reading upon the people, and si
strong is the interest of the accomplishei
Bishop, that he has written an introductioi
to the work, a fact in itself sufficient to as
sure its value. It contains over a tliousanc
pages, with a hundred splendid engravings
is published at one-lifth the cost of tin
London edition, and is sold at the lowr prici
of $3.00. Our readers cannot make a bette
investment than to purchase the work.
Commendable Improvement.
We notice that the spirit of improvcnien
which has been progressing for some week
past in Pearl street and other portions o
our city, has not yet subsided. Commero
street is being greatly improved, and 01
Pearl street, above Washington, Mi’s. Am
Eliza Laning and Mr. Richard Barker, an
not only having the curb in front of thei
dwellings set in proper position, but an
beautifying their premises and the appear
ance of the street, by the removal of the oh
fences and erection of new and beautifu
ones, which are worthy of notice.
Sociable.—The members of the Trinit;
M. E. Church and congregation held thei
usual sociable at the Parsonage last Monday
Quite a number were present notwitlistand
ing the warmth of the evening. The Pas
tor Rev. G. C. Maddock and his estimabh
lady treated the company to Pound Cak(
and a Liquor which though it was red am
sparkled did not inebriate, but refreshec
and cooled. The evening was one of nnal
loyed enjoyment to the company. Thes<
sociables have been popular and many wil
regret their postponement untill coolei
Pocket Picked.—We regret toleam that
our cotemporary, Mr. Taylor, of the Vine
land Independent, had his pocket picked o:
about two hundred and twenty-five dollars,
while on his way from Philadelphia to Vine
land, a few days since. Perhaps some maj
wonder what business an editor had with sc
much money in his pocket. Judging fronc
our own experience, we don’t hesitate to sa;
that that was more money than Mr. Tayloi
or any other South Jersey editor often car
ries about his person, and more than somi
can cammand in cases of emergency.
The comer stone of the West Pres
byterian church will be laid with appropri
ate ceremonies on Saturday, July 3d, at 1
A. M. The public are invited to attend.
Addresses by Rev. Jas. C. Molfat, D. D.
of Princeton, F. F. Westcott, Esq, of Bridge
ton, and others, may be expected. Shout
the weather prove unfavorable, the exei
cises will be held in the chapel. The dedi
cation of the chapel will take place on Sat
bath next.
Laws.—Our readers will not regret t
learn that the present week concludes tli
publication of the laws of this State in th
Pioneer. Perhaps if we were to copy a fe’
chapters of a book much prized and read i
ancient times, it would be new and interes
ing to some of our readers.
Something Nfeded in Every Housj
hold.—Every man’s house, according 1
1 IJ T7I_1-, Ghln nneflnd’ ki
S'™* ->. 7,
during summer time, m our country, if tl
castle be not guarded against flies and moi
quitoes, this wonted immunity will avail bu
little against those enemies which ente
when sheriff and writ cannot. The screen?
manufactured by the Adjustable Windot
Screen Company, 625 Market street, Phila
delphia, are offered as a sure remedy agains
the above aimoying pests. This Compan;
have brought out an article which, for artis
tic appearance and practical use is unexcelled
Their Patent Screen, combined in twi
frames, made to slide by each other, am
kept in position by iron guides, can be read
ily adjusted to any window. The screen
moreover, is in itself a handsome and onia
mental piece of furniture to any room.
We know from observation and practica
tests that these screens are all that is claimet
for them by the proprietors.
These goods arc sold by all dealers in fur
niture liouse-furnishiug goods, etc., through
out the country.—Forney's Philadelpliu
The courtiers at the Court of Queen Eliza
betli were wont to gain royal favor by prais
ing the beauty of the Queen’s hair. Man?
modem ladies, by the use of “Barrott’s Veg
etable Hair Restorative,” not only receivi
praise from their acquaintances, but gain as
well the homage of all who behold then
magnificent tresses.
SST A Camp Meeting for Cape May is t<
be held, commencing August 2d, near Sea
ville, at abont a mile from the ground for
merly occupied for that purpose. The loca
tion is a most delightful one in a woods ol
large oak timber, which extends over on<
hundred aorcs, with abundant and pure water,
and a quarter of a mile fiorn the Railroad.
The West Jersey Company have shown the
most accommodating spirit toward these as
semblages, and it is expected that they will
put up a temporary platform at the ground
for the convenience of passengers who may
visit the oamp, so that they oan land olose by
the place of their destination. This spot is
the most popular one in South Jersey for this
purpose, being but a short distanoe from fine
bathing ground, and the meeting will no doubt
bo largely attended.
Saturday July 3d, the National Festival
of our Independence will bo celebrated in
various forms in the different towns and
villages round about us. In Bridgeton so
far iis we have learned nothing whatever
is to be done by the authorities, and the pa
triotism of the city will be allowed to de
velop itself as best it may. Not even a
pic-nic, so far as we have heard is to grace
the occasion, uot an oration from any of our
jmblic men. The only exception to the
stagnation of which we know is the laying
of the corner-stone of the West Presbyte
rian Church at 11 A. 3VI., when addresses
will be delivered by Ilev. Jas. C. Moffat,
I). I)., of Princeton, F, F. Westcott Esq.,
of this city and others. There is something
exceedingly appropriate in thus connecting
love of country with the institutions of re
ligion, and we arc glad that our friends of
that Church have chosen this occasion for
their exercises.
The good people of Pleasant Grove,
(Woodruff’s) lay the corner-stone of their
new Church on the same day at 3 P. M.
They have orations in the morning by the
Editor of the Home Journal of Philadel
phia, and Rev. G. C. Maddock of this city,
with a dinner in the grove, and addresses
connecting with the cornei-stonc laying in
the afternoon.
At Newport they have a celebration in
the olden style with reading the Declaration
of Inderxendence. and the other usual ever
eises, and an oration by Rev. Mr. Morrell of
this eity.
At Cedarville, the grand old methods will
also bo observed with a splendid dinner and
orations by Rev. R. Thorn and G. K. Mor
On Monday the 5th, the Ladies of tin
Mission School will hold a fair and festival,
for the beneiit of their school, in Grosscup’f
Hall, which we hope will be liberally pa
tronized as an appropriate acknowledgment
of our many blessings. We also hear tha1
the stores in Bridgeton are to be closed or
that day.
On Saturday, the 3d, there will Ire an ex
elu sion to Cape Island by the Foundry M
E. church, of Millville.
The Baptists anil Lutherans, of Millville
have a Harvest Home on Saturday, and tin
Sclietterville Sunday School also celebrat
on that day.
At Dividing Creek there will Ire a celelrra
- tion on Saturday. Mr. Davis, of PhOadel
pliia, is expected to deliver the oration.
A Harvest Home, by the Sabbath Sclioi
i of Bucksliutem, will he held in their grove
| near that place, on Saturday.
The day will he celebrated at Vineland o
Monday, in the City Park, for the Irenefit c
the Baptist church, of that place.
Don’t fail to attend the Raspberr;
Festival, commencing this Thursday evening
in Grosscup’s hall, for the benefit of th
Young Men’s Christian Association, of thi
r The anniversary exercises of the abov
, named institution, took place in the Academi
| Ilall, on Wednesday afternoon of last weel
^ and the social re-union in the evening. Th
attendance was large; and the exercises high!
interesting. More than the usual number fo
ouvu uttaaunia ncn; pi cacui uutu uimgaui
The original orations and essays were ver
creditable. D. AY. Sheppard and G. B. Ogde
graduated, both of whom expect to enter col
lege next fall. The farewell address of Frol
AYhitford reflected much credit upon it
author, who has been teaching for the last si:
. years in that institution. The old buildin:
has been replaced by a large and handsom
new one, at a cost of about $10,000. 1
marked progress in the character and advance
ment of scholarship has taken place under Mr
Whitford’s administration. He retires, foi
want of rest, from the arduous task of elevei
years close application in study and teaching
and has the best wishes of those concernec
with the school, and the citizens generally o
this part of the State, for his happiness ant
future prosperity.
Our readers who go to Philadelphia are so mucl
in the habit of visiting Rockhill & Wilson's Grea
Brown Stone Hall, that it seems hardly necessan
to urge them to do that which they so naturally d<
of their own accord. It is a pleasure to be waitec
* on with the prompt and eorteous attention wliicl
visitors receive at Rockhill & Wilson’s. And it is
exceedingly delightful to deal at an establishment
where you are certain that you get the worth ol
vour monev in well-fitting clothes, that are nol
likely to tear, break or split. AVe may safely/ad vise
everybody to try the clothes of Rockhill & Wilson,
The attention of our readers is directed
to the advertisement of COE’S DYSPEPSIA
CURE in another part of this paper.
This truly Valuable Medicine is recom
mended by all* who use it. Read the certifl
i cates
* Special KTotioe.
We have a number, of job lots of different garment
which we are selling off at prices much belo
their value.
Wk have good styles fine cassimere pants reduce
l to $3. $4, and S3, which formerly sold at $6. $
and $10.
We have vests of similar goods reduced to $‘2.
We have cloth, cassimere, Tricot, Pique, and othc
style* of sack coats reduced to
$3, $G. $7, and $8.
» About one half their present value.
1 These are surplus stock, aud in addition to our re*
u!ar assortment of new and choice goods; w
have therefore resolved to close them out i
prices above mentioned. They are all gooi
sound, desirable goods.
“ Such a chance for bargains is seldom offered.
Half wav between ) Bennett & Co
Fifth and > Tower Hall,
Sixth streets. ) 518 Market St.,
} Philadelphi
B And 600 Broadway, N. V.
q Men’s, Yontli’s, Boy’s, and Children
Spring and Summer Clothing
V Our Assortment is now full and complete, we ha^
every desirable style, kind, and size.
1 Every one can be suited from the stock—we nave a
-n the different style of cut, adapted to all taste
including the medium and subdued, preferit
by many, as well as the latest and most fasl
ionable style.
Our large stock enables us to keep at all times
” full assortment, so that all can be fitted atom
□ without delay.
t Our purchases always being made for cash, and ha
p ing purchased largely of late, since the cleclir
D in woolens our customers share intheadvai
- tage we have thus secured.
_ no bad debts to provide for, and are not oblige
to tax the paying customer to make up loss*
» throush those wno do not pay.
t Our Ready-Made Garments are superior to any othf
stock of Ready-Made goods in Philadelphi:
anv one can bo as well fitted from th*>m ua v,
J garments made to order anywhere, they ar
r ail well made, and equal in every respect, an
much cheaper. Being manufactured
By the Hundreds and Thousands, they can be sol
• cheaper than when made up singly: but for th
> accommodation of those who prefer wo hai
[ also a
Custom Department to make up to order, with
choice selected stock of Piece Goods, compri;
ing all styles aud qualities, Foreign and Dorn -
tic, which will be made up to measure by con
petent and experienced Cutters and Workme
in a style equal to the best.
[ Special Notice.—btyle, fit, and make of our garment
surpassed by nono, equalled by few. All prict
guaranteed lower than the lowest eisewheri
and full satisfaction guaranteed every pu
chaser; or the sale canceled and money r<
Half way between ) Bennett 6 Co.,
Fifth and v Tower Hall,
3ixth Streets. J 518 Market St.;
___ __ And 600 Broadway. N. Y.
The partnership lately existing between J. M<
Phersnn and C. P. Furner, was dissolved on the 14t
day of June by mutual consent. The business wi
be carried on by J. McPherson, who will settle a
outstanding debia. jy 2.
For the benefit of the Your.g Men’s Christian Associa
(ton, 1 hursday and Friday evenings, July 1st and 2d
Bruna’s lee Cream and Water Ices will be served
and the fruits of the season and other refreshment!
Season Tickets, 16 ets. Single Tickets, 10 cts
Ladies' Union Mission Society
Will hold a Fair and Festival the coming holiday
July 6th, in
for the benefit ot their schools, open day and even,
mg. A variety ot useful and fancy baskets and tanev
articles Will be for sale, and the restaurant will b«
supplied with Bruna’s Ice Cream, Cakes, Lemonade,
Meats, Rol's, Pies and Milk.
All persona from the country and vicinity, and the
cllisens of Bridgeton are cordially invited.
Contrinutions from friends in the country or city
will be thankfulty reoeived. Don’t fail to visit Grosa
oup’s Hall July 6th.
Admittance, 10 ets j Children 6 Cts.
Consumption, Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia, if ta- 1
ken according to directions. They are all three to ^
bo taken at the same time. They cleanse the atom- ™
ach, relax the liver and put it to work ; then the ap*
petite becomes good; the food digests and makes R]
good blood; the patient begins to grow in He^h; the ,n
diseased matter ripens into the lungs ; and the pa
tient outgrows the disease and gets well. This is the ’’
only way to cure consumption.
To these three medicines Dr. J. H. Schencx, of
Philadelphia, owes his unrivalled success m the I
treatment of pulmonary Consumption, the Pul
monic riyrup ripens the morbid mailer m the lungs,
nature throws it off by an easy expectoration, for
when the phlegm or matter is ripe a slight cough will a
throw it off, and the patient has rest and the lungs i<
begin to heal. b
To do this, the Seaweed Tonic and Mandrake Pills
must tie freely used to cleanse the stomach and liver, tl
so that the Pulmonic Syrup and the food will make (*
good blood. a
Hchenck’s Mandrake Pills act unon the liver, re- d
moving all obstructions, relax the duets of the gall g
bladder, the bile starts freely, and the liver is soon
relieved : the stools will show what the Pills can do;
ndthing has ever been invented except calomel (a A
deadly poison whn h is very dangerous to use unless b
with great care.) that will unlock the gall bladder and
start the secretions of the liver like Schenck’s Man
drake Pills.
Liver Complaint is one of the most prominent
causes of consumption.
Schenck’s Seaweed 'Ionic is a gentle stimulant and
alterative, and the alkali in the Seaweed, which this
preparation is made of, assists the ."-tomaeh to throw
out the gastric juice to dissolve the food with the
Pulmonic Syrup, and it is made into good blood
wit hout fermentation or souring in the stomach.
The great reason why physicians do not cure Con
sumption is, they try to do too much ; they give med
icine to stop the cough, to stop chills, to stop night
sweats, hectic fever, und by so doing they derange
the whole digestive powers, locking np the secretions,
and eventually the patient Minks and dies.
Dr. Sohenek, in ms treatment, does not try to stop
a cough, night sweats, chills or fever. Remove the
cause and they will all stop of their own accord. No
one can be cured o! Consumption. Liver Complaint,
Dyspepsia, Catarrh, Canker, Ulcerated Throat, un
less the liver and stomach are made healthy.
If a pur son has consumption of course the lungs
in s>me way are diseased, either tubercle-*, abeesses,
bronchial irritation, pleura adhesion, or the lungs are
a mass of inflammation and fast decaying. In such
eases what must b« none? It is not only the lungs
that are wasting, but it is the whole body. The
stomach and liver have lost their power to make
blood out of food. Now the only chance is to take
Dr. Scbenck's three medicines, which will bring up a
tone to tl.e stomach, the patient, will begin to want
the patient begins to gain in flesh, and sis soon as the
body begins to grow, the lungs commence to heal up,
and the patient gets fleshy and well. This is the
only way to cure consumption.
When there is no lung disease and only Liver
Complaint and Dyspepsia,Schencka* Seaweed Tonic
and Mandrake Pills are sufficient, without the Pul
monic Syrup. Take the Mandrake Pills freely in all
bilious complaints; as thev are perfectly harmless.
Dr. Schenek, who has enjoyed uninterrupted health
for many years past, ami now weighs 225 pounds,
was wasted away to a mere skeleton, in the very last
stage of Pulmonary Consumption, his Physicians
having pronounced his case hopeless and abandoned
him to his fate. He was cured by the aforesaid medi
cines, and since his recovery many thousands simi
larly affected have used Dr. Sche'uek’s preparation
with the same remarkable success. Full directions
accompanying each, making it not absolutely nec
essary to personally see Dr.Scnenek, unless persons
wish their lungs examined, and for this purpose he !
is professionally at his Principal Office, Philadelphia,
every Saturday, where all letters for advice must be
5 addressed. He gives advice free, but for a thorough
, examination with his Respirometer the price is S').
Office hours from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.
Price of the Pulmonic Svrup and Seaweed Tonic
each 81 .V per bottle, or $7 50 a half dozen. Man
" drake Pills 25 cents a box. For sale by all druggists.
june2VR9 y c W4 o
Wheat, $1 40cts. Potatoes 50 cts.
’ Corn, 80 Butter, 30
Rye, 1 40 Eggs, 25
1 Oats, 50 Hams, 20
f Clover Seed, 900 Hard, 20
Herd Seed, 40 Pork, 17
At the M. E. Parsonage, Cedarville. June 5th,
s by Rev. Geo. L. Dobbins. Mr. THOMAS SIMP
KINS to Miss LOUISA SPENCER, all of Cedarville,
N. J.
At the residence of the bride’s brother-in-law. F.
Eggman. Bridgeton, oil the 24th Inst., by the Rev.
Win. R. McNeil, Mr. G. W. R. I)eYOUNG, formerly
e of Philadelphia, to ANNA \V., youngest daughter
c of the late James Jinnett, formerly of Mt. Ephraim.
N. J.
J —-—r—————■ 11 »■ wn i mm..
f In Cedarville, on June 21st, MARY R. THOMP
• SON, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Thompson,
rr in the 27th year of her age, after a long and pain
ful illness of seven years, which she bore with
l Christian patience and submission.
Packer’s Celebrated, and Gooch’s Excelsior Ice
Cream Freezers, of various sizes. Ice Cream Moulds,
z and lee Planes, for quickly cooling drinks, for sale by
xau. ooi), v.J-J16ut 11,111 j '“vt,; iuarKuiMreei,
Below Ninth, Philadelphia.
For Swines made of sufficient strength to remove
anv fear of accident to those who are swinging, are
kept in stock at
No.835 (EightThirty-five) Market street,
kelow Ninth,Philadelphia.
P We have bell-metal, brass and enameled Preserving
f Kettles, of various sizes.
No.835 (EightThirty-five) Market street.
Re’low’Vinfh. Philadelphia
You might walk there.
You might swim there.
You might get a free ticket.
You might ride on the engine.
You might sit behind a freight train.
You need some clothes.
f You want the best clothes.
You must get them cheaply.
You will buy them in Philadelphia.
You can save your Railroad fare.
® You can save your Steamboat charges.
I, You can save your Horse Car tickets.
You can save all your expenses.
>• COATS, so cheap
PANTS, so cheap
* VESTS, so cheap
DUSTERS, so cheap
e BOYS’ SUITS, so cheap, that you
II will save all it costs you to come to town
a. and buy.
e Is absolutely the finest lot of goods in town
j or anywhere else in the world.
XUL MAX KAN SACK the splendid
r and substanial warehouses of London, the
£ elegant clothing marts of Paris, and the
0 best establishments, scattered through all
1 the great cities on this side of the Atlantic,
-j but you will not find in any of them
8 Better Clothes,
Cheaper Clothes,
» More Durable Clothes, or
8 Nicer Fitting Clothes,
l Brown
; Hall
603 and 605 Chestnut Street,
preparations for our friends who live out of
town. We will wait on you immediately,
and send your clothes to the trains,
apr 23-3m-c wic
The Life, Times and Travels of
St. Paul.
with an introduction by BISHOP SIMPSON.
Complete and unabridged, in one volume of over
one thoueand royal Octavo pages—with nearly one
hundred engravings and maps. 3
edmon.*3'00’ °Dly °n0"fifth the 008t the London
beWk^/t^'rr 88 0De of tlle greatest and
cheapest. ‘ ’ “ 18 now 0«r*iuiily one of the
ing^rAauUm°ti^mb8rlan'1 00un^ is nowj™*'
rhe citizens of Pleasant Grove will celebrate the
urth of July in their beautiful Grove, near Wood
ox Saturday, July 3d, 1869,
addresses from Eminent Speakers, and the Lav
? of the Corner stone of their New Church. An
ExcolXoilt Dinner
ill be provided by the ladies, at the low price of $0
ie Editor of the Home Journal, of Philadelphia,
nd others, will deliver addresses, commencing at
1 o’clock, A. M., and the Corner Slone will be laid,
the Presiding Elder, at 3 o’clock, P. M.
I h« citizens of Bridgeton and vicinity can take
!e morning train, at 7.05 A M., to Finley’s Station
rhich is only about half a mile from the ground) at
cost of ten cents, and after spending a pleasant
ty in the woods, return in the afternoon, in the
ttne way, reaching home at half-past five.
nd other Refreshments will be plentifu.ly provided
y the ladies.
Proceeds for the benefit of the church.
By O^der of Committee of Arrangements.
SOUGHING AT NIGHT, kc It will effectually re
move the Cough that frequently follows Measles, and
iny affection of the respiratory organs, no matter of
bow long standing, or whatever the age of the person.
It acts as a specific, is purely vegetable, and is pleasant
to the ta.-te. Its effect is soothing, allaying the vio
lence of the cough, facilitating expectoration, quieting
the nerves and exhilirating the system.
Mothers, Save Your Children!
No child need die of CROUP, if this Syrup is used
in time: this is a feet demonstrated by experience.
No family should be without this Syrup, as that fatal
disease, CROUP, comes like a thief in the night, to
steal away your little ones, when regular medical aid
•aaaot bu obtained.
Prepared only by
Baltimore, JId.
We are After Good Pure Water.
1*0 Slore Rigging Wells.
And Sffo EtTi anation.
F. A. MACK'S New Tube Well Filter is the beet
anil omy in vent inn t! at will brinj a full flew of WA
TER, pure and tiealthy, ever found to work in ail
kinds of soil.
Tubes inserted fof 51.25 to $1.50 per foot- Pump
Town and County Rights for Sale.
June 18-’69 Vineland, N. J.
Bv virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court, of
the county of Cumberland, the subscribers will offer
for sale, at Public Vendue,
On Saturday, the 24th day of Julv, 1869,
At the Hotel of E. Davis & Son. in Bridgeton, New
Jersey, all of the following Real Esiate, viz:
No, 1 Is all that certain farm situate on the road
leading from Bridgeton to Buekshutein. adjoining
lands of Jonathan Elmer on the west, lot late belong
ing to John Trenchard on the south, and is the farm
bought by late William Vineyard of Furman L. Mul
ford, containing 116 a<re>, more or less. On the
property there a re good buildings, and the farm is
well fenced
No. 2 Adjoin- the above mentioned farm and lands
of George Elmer and William S. Bowen, contain
ing 0 81-100 acres of land; partly woodland and partly
cleared land.
No. 3 Adjoins the farm first above described and
land of George E. Elmer, and contains forty-six
acres more or less, of woodland and cleared laud.
No.4 Isatract of Salt Marsh, in Fairfield town
ship, on Eagle Island, containing 17 acres, more or
For further information concerning the property,
call upon the commissioners.
Sale to commence at 2 o’clock, P. M. Conditions
at sale.
june25-5t Commissioners.
ANNOUNCEStoherfrienusand the public.that she
has for sale, on the most reasonable terms, a
arge and superiorstock of
Ladies’ Dress Trimmings,
White Goods, Flannels,
Muslins, Dress Goods,
Woolen Goojls, Shawls,
HonrH'flrnliiofv II nciorr
Lisle Thread, Silk, and
KID GLOVES of the best quality,
Plain and Fancy Buttons,
in great variety,
CORSETS, &c.,4c.
jfthe latest Styles, ready-made or
it the shortest notice.
Commerce street, half-wav between Davis k Son**
Hotel and the Bridge, Bridgeton.
Oct. 19,’06.
Formerly of the firm of Reeves ft Davis, and Harris
& Davis, having purchased the Shoe Store ofT.U.
Harris, would announce to the citizens of Bridgeton
and surrounding country that he will endeavor to
maintain the reputation of the house in the future,
as in the past, a* a
Where may be found at all times an Extensive As
sortment of
Good & Reliable Work,
At prices as low as the same quality of goods can
possibly be sold. Will also manufacture anything in
our line of Best Material and Wormanship.
At Uriah Davis' is the place
Where shoes are got with ease:
They are made to Button and to Lace,
And warranted to please.
North Side of Commerce Street,
The Cumberland Mutual
Bridgotou, 3W. «T.
DAVID P. ELMER. President.
HENRY B. LUPTON, Vice-President.
JOHN GOSMAN,Secretary.
ALEX. STRATTON. 1 Executive Committee.
THIS COMPANY, though entirely distinct in its
organization, is under the same management as the
Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Company, so
long anil favorably known in Sottlh Jersey.
Those who insure know in whose hands they in
trust their money. Its funds will he invested here,
instead of being sent away to distant places to pro
mote their prosperity at the expense ot our own.
Its system of Premium Notes, which do not draw
interest, and are not deducted from the Policy when
it becomes due, saves to the insured a large part of
the Premiums usually paid. Us superior economy
in exposes will be an advantage to the insured of
about ten per cent, of the Premiums. It will also
save all the money which in many Companies is paid
to Stockholders.
Its reserve of Premium Notes, in addition toaeash
reserve, will be a larger and better security in pro
portion to its business, than that offered by any other
DIVIDENDS. .... , .
Its low cash rates are equivalent to a dividend or
forty or fifty per cent paid in advance.
The entire profits or its business will be divided
equitably among its policy holders, and paid In cash
Every one who contemplates Life Insurance should
make himself acquainted with the claims and merits
Of this Company. For information address the
april 23-’69-y _
Best Line of Paper Collar* In Town,
aept2fi-’6S __
150,000 Feet ot White Pine Board*
for sale at lowest market prices at the old stand
I. J. Mulford A Bro.

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