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WEST JERSEY PIONEER.
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS, $1.50 per year, in advance, VOL. XXXVI. BRIDGETON, N. J., THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,1884. NO. 1868 " BEST QUALITIES AT WARE & TRASK’S. Finest Raisins Currants, and Citron. GREEK APPLES, PUREST SPICES Or the best brands of MINCE MEAT, Ready made. Choicest Butter AND Richest Cheese, California Comb Honey, Hazard’s Maple Syrup, > Air Dried'Beef, Tender and sweet. I NEW CROP N. O. Molasses We are justly proud of the fine marks of new Molasses we are now offering to the trade. We invite you to com pare it with any offered in the town. Don’t forget the 50 CENT MOLASSES Spoken of some weeks ago in the Pioneer. Since we wrote that adver tisement we have retailed nearly four barrels of it. We have more; it is a bargain. I Best qualities at low prices. P WARE & TRASK, 19 West Commerce Street. . PRATT’S AgTRAL(OIL( i p “Wholesale and Retail Agent. L _ I The Trade Supplied at Lowest Prices. Geo. H. Whipple, ^ Opposite Court House, Bridgeton. i ~ FOR SALE. I A VALUABLE PltOPERTY IS OFFERED | /\ at Private Salo. It contains seven acres of excellent land, situate on tho road loading from Greenwich to Bacon’s Neck, near Greenwich village. The property has a good house and * barn, and is known as the farm of Theodore L, Bacon, deceased. ^-Ucnlars. doc 13-lra Greenwich, N. J. We are making greater prepa rations to have a fine display of NOVELTIES FOR CHRISTMAS Than ever before. We have already on hand a large assortment of CHOICE Gift Book$ AND RICH FancyGoods SUITABLE FOR Bridal and Holiday PRESENTS. 46 Commerce St. Philadelphia & Reading R. R., New Jersey Southern Division. Commencing October 28th, 1883. For Bridgeton Vinelandintermcdiate stations, &c. Leave New York, foot of Liberty St., 1.30 p. m. LEAVE BRIDGETON. 7.39 a. m. for Now York, Newark, Elizabeth, South Amboy-Long Branch.Red Bank, Farmingdale, Toms River, Waretown* Barnegat, Whitings, Atsion, Winslow, Vineland, &e. 7.39 a. m., 2.05 p. m. for Vineland, Winslow Junction, Atsion. 9.56 a. m. 6.51 p. m. for Bay Side and intermedi ate stations. FOR PHILADELPHIA. Leave Bridgeton 7.39 a. m., LEAVE PHILADELPHIA. (Vino Street Wharf.) For Bridgeton and way stations, 4:30 p.m. Above trains connect to and from Atlantic City and all points on the Camden and Atlantic R. ll. C. G. HANCOCK, Gen. Pnss. and Ticket Agent. R. BLODGETT. Supt. J. E, WOOTTEN, Gen. Manager. WEST JERSEY RAILROAD. On and after October i, 1883. Trains leave Bridgeton as follows: For Philadelphia and Way Stations, at 7.00, and 8.10 a. m., and 3.10 p. m. For Salem Branch 8.10 a. m. and 3.10 p. m. For Trenton and New York via Camden, 7.00 and 8.10 a. m., 3.10 p. m. For Sea Isle City, 8.10 a. m. and 3.10 p. m. For Atlantic City and Cape May, 8.10 a. m., and 3.10 p. m. Returning, Leave Philadelphia 8.00 a. m., 3.30 and 5.40 p. m. Leave Salem 7.40 a. m. and 2.25 p. m. Leave Sea Isle City, 8.55 a. m. and 4.20 p. m. Connecting Railroads. Trains leave Vineland for Millville, 9.42 and 10.0G, a. in., 4.40 and 7.08 p. in., and on Sunday 9.29 a. m. ^ For Cape May, leave Vineland, 10.08 a. m., 4.40 p. m. On Sunday, 9.29 a. m. JOS. CRAWFORD, Supt. J. R. WOOD, Gen’l Pass. Agent. Superior Quality.— MUSIC BOXES Unequalled in Tone and Durability. Sold by the best Dealers throughout Europe, tvml now introduced and Bold in thin Country direct by the Manufacturers, without intermediate profits. LARGE IMPORTATION. VERY LOW PRI0E8 FOR CASH. Send Two-Ceut Stamp for Pricc-Ll»t. C.Gautschi&Co.,St‘>Croix, Switzerland. SALESROOMS: AtlOI8ChestnutSt., Philadelphia, Pa. OPPOSITE THE OPERA HOUSE. . £$TCall early for good selections, and avoid the rush of holidays. nov 22-tf awordTo^shWmen. The place to buy Gill Twine, Gill Lines, either Cotton or Hemp Hanging Twine, Gill Corks, &c DANIEL BACON’S, oot 14-tf Bridgeton. N. J. ffp pioneer. 101.50 Per Tear. Published ovorv Thursday morninyr, at No. 60 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. The estate of the late Judge Wales, amounted in the aggregate to $300, 000, it being the largest ever settled in Cape May County. Ten boarding houses and fourteen cottages are in progress of erection in Atlantic City. Several hotels are building additions. William Meyers, of Quinton, Salem county, was one hundred and one years old on Christmas. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and is said to be active and healthy. E. L. Shinn, of Merchantville, Cam den County, claims to have had pullets that commenced laying at less than five months old—hatched Sept. 21st., commenced laying February 10th. Albert English, father of Mr. A. L. English, 'Editor of The Atlantic City Review, and Engrossing Clerk of the N. J. Senate, died at his home in Vir ginia last week. Deceased served in the Union army and navy during the war. A New York paper recently published biographical sketches of the wealthiest millionaires outside of New York City. To New Jersey it credits Jacob S. Rogers of Paterson, with $8,000,000; Robert Barbour, of the same city, with $5,000,000, and adds that John I. Blair, of Blairstown, is the richest man in the State. August Patterson, eight years old, was drowned in a cistern at Paterson, recently while attempting to draw a pail of water. He was not missed for several hours; and it was at first thought that he was lost about the city. His parents live at Elizabeth, and the boy was visiting Paterson rel atives. A Newark hat manufacturer -who em ploys a large number of apprentices; has just presented prizes to the six boys who had maintained the highest average in workmanship, diligence and good conduct during the year. The prizes consisted of a $75 and $50 gold watch,a$35silverwatch and gold chain, a $20 suit of clothes, a $15 overcoat, and $10 in cash. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Taylor, of Holmdel, Monmouth county, cele brated their golden wedding on De cember 18. The minister who married them and the groomsman and brides maid who “stood up” with them, be sides four sons and two daughters, with their thirteen children, were present and made the old couple sev eral golden gifts. The old gentleman, however, surprised his children by giving each of them a check for $1,000. Samuel Manning, for many years treasurer of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society, has died in Flor ida. Mr Manning was at the head of the Car Record department of the New Jersey Central Railroad until July 1, when he resigned his position on account of ill health, being a victim to consumption. He spent the winter in the West. After attending to his duties at the State Fair at Waverly he went South, hoping there to regain his strength. He was one of the foremost men in the management of the State Fairs and his death will be a severe loss to the society. For over a year Mrs. Margaret Zeh, an old gray-haired woman, has lived in poor apartments in Railroad avenue, Jersey City. She eked out a scanty livelihood by odd jobs of sewing, and lived like a hermit. She refused offers of aid from neighbors, and came to be looked upon with awe, Three weeks ago a brawny cooper from Delhi came to the house, and there was an affec tionate meeting. It was Stephen Zeh, one of her six sons, of none of whom had she heard anything since she came to live in Jersey City ten years ago. The youngest, George, who had re mained at home when four of his brothers and his father went off to the war, and Stephen went away to find work, ran away and afterward sent word to the other brothers that their mother had died. All five believed this until two months ago. when George wrote that he had learned his mother was alive, and gave her ad dress. The sons will now look after the old woman. One is a well-to-do merchant in California, another is in business in Mexico, a third is at work in St. Louis, and a fourth is travelling. George, the one who gave the false re port of his mother’s death, is some where in the West. The father was killed in the war. TRAGIC STORY BY CABLE. A few days since Col. William H. Harris, of Cleveland, a son of the late Judge Ira Harris, of Albany, Xew York, sent duplicate despatches to relatives of the family living in Albany, of which the following is the sub stances: Louisa cables “Henry killed Clara and attempted suicide yesterday.” I sail on the Baltic on Thursday. Xext day the Hon. Hamilton Harris received another despatch from Col. Harris, in answer to one he sent to the same effect as the one above given. Col. Harris arrived in Xew Y'ork, preparatory to sailing for Germany and sent the following despatch to Albany, having undoubtedly just re ceived another cablegram from Ger many containing additional particu lars: “Henry not likely to live through the night. Children and Louise unin jured.” Col. Harris sailed at once on the Baltic on his way to Germany. The news of the tragedy was received with the utmost astonishment and horror in Albany where there are many rela tives of the Rathbone and Harris fam ilies. Col. Harris Reed Rathbone, the author of the double tragedy, was born in Albany in 1835. His father was Jared L. Rathbone, formerly Mayor of the city. He was a cousin of General John F. Rathbone, Louis Rathbone, and Samuel H. and Albion Remson Rathbone. He volunteered during the late war, and was appointed Captain in the Twelfth Infantry in May, 1861. He was promoted to be Major in the Fifth Infantry in February, 1869, and was discharged Dec. 81, 1876. He was breveted Major in August, 1864, for services in the office of the Provost Marshal of the United States. In March, 1865, he was made Colonel by brevet for faithful service in the or ganization of the volunteer armies during the war. His family acquired wealth in the stove manufacture in Albany, and he was himself a man of considerable means. A few years aftei the death of his father his mother married the late United States Senator Ira Harris, and in the early part of the war the two families were well known in Washing ton society. Col. Rathbone and his mother were in the box with President Lincoln when the President was assassinated on April 14, 1865. After the President and Mrs. Lincoln left the White House to go to Ford’s Theatre on the night of the assassination they drove to the residence of Senator Harris, where they were joined by Col. Rathbone and his mother. On reaching the theatre the party entered one of the up per boxes, where they sat for an hour or more. The special occasion of the visit was to hear a patriotic song and chorus, “Honor to Our Soldiers,” writ ten by Mr. H. B. Phillips for the occa sion, and was the benefit of Miss Laura Keene. While the President was look ing toward the stage, laughing at some droll episode in the play, Wilkes Booth suddenly entered the box. He was at once confronted by Col. Rathbone, who demanded the cause of the intru sion. Booth made no reply and pushed by Col. Rathbone, and, before the Colonel could seize him, drew a pistol and fired a bullet into the President’s head. Booth then sprang upon the balustrade of the private box and drew a dagger as if to stab the Presi dent. The assassin was at once seized by Col. Rathbone, upon whom he turned fiercely, stabbing him in the arm. Booth then jumped upon the stage, flourished his bleeding dagger, shouted “Sic semper tyrannis!” and escaped by a side exit. Col. Rathbone was for a long time confined to his bed by the wound which he received from the assassin. During his confinement he was ten derly nursed by his stepsister, Clara Harris, the Senator’s daughter, and an attachment grew up between them, which resulted, about fifteen years ago, in their marriage. Col. Rathbone has been suffering of late years from dyspepsia in the most aggravated form. Five or six years ago he went abroad with his wife and three children, the oldest a son of 13, the youngest about 5 years old. They had settled temporarily in a little town in Hanover, for the purpose of educat ing the children. Mrs. Rathbone’s sister Louise was with them. Mrs. Rathbone was a niece of ex-Senator Hamilton Harris. Salem county reports, fifty-four illit erates between the ages of twelve and seventeen. Of these four are feeble minded. This leaves fifty illiterates of sound mind out of 5,200 of schoolable age, or less than one per cent. GREAT TIMES FOR NEWSPAPERS. In all our experience we cannot re collect any period equal to the present in the queer, extensive, and various interest attaching to the news of the day. And yet we have beheld pesti lences, famines, times of bankruptcy and times of prosperity; but never be fore have we seen such times for news papers. Only a few months ago everything in Democratic politics seemed to be plain sailing. Harmony and hope ruled the hour; but now everything is doubt, danger, and uncertainty. The interest now is absorbing and intense where before it was languid. Suppose that in the elections of No vember the Democrats had carried New York, Pennsylvania and Massa chusetts, as they did in 1882. After that, everybody would have settled down upon the assurance that the Presidential election was determined beforehand, and that, for the first | time in a quarter of a century, a Dem ocratic President would certainly hang up his hat in the White House on the fourth of March, 188*. Then the news papers would have been comparatively uninteresting, because people would have known the news beforehand. But this was not the decree of destiny. From one cause and another, the Dem ocrats were beaten in November all along the line, and thus the whole problem was sent back into the shades of uncertainty and doubt. This ren ders the news of the day much more exciting and the newspapers much more attractive to the public than they would have been in the other UttSC. Again, if Mr. Randall had been elect ed Speaker of the House of Represen tatives, that event would have left the public mind in a comparatively com posed and quiet condition, both as re gards the present and the future. Everybody would have known that while the revenue would be reformed, both by a big reduction of internal revenue taxes and the correction of gross abuses in the tariff, there would have been no radical overtuvr. i no shock to tlie relations of business and j labor, no revulsion in the strength and \ prospects of the political parties. But here comes along the election of Broth er Carlisle, turning things loose and kicking up a general bobbery. Thus steadiness and monotony give way to agitation and confusion most fascina ting to philosophers.—Ar. Y. Sun-. John Wanamaker never stops. No sooner is the Christmas-tide over,than, without waiting to catch his breath, he is into something else. This time a great Reduction Sale—the first in six years. He is too careful of his reputa tion to make such an announcement without meaning a good deal by it. Well, whatever it is, “It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.” We have the big advertisement on the other page, and the people have the bargains and Wanamaker has his own way, which we candidly admit is a pretty good way generally. Out of nearly two millions of dollars’ worth of goods there must be something that most everybody wants when it can be had a little off the regular price; and this is the time for excursion parties down to the big town and the big store. J. R. Dodge, statistician of the Agri cultural Department has completed preliminary estimates of the principal crops of the country for 1S83. They show that potatoes as well as all other roots and oats have grown luxuriantly and yielded abundantly. The average yield of corn per acre for the year, Mr. Dodge says, is 22.7 or 12 per cent, less than the average yield for a series of years, 1,551,060,835 bushels. This stands for the quantity of the present crop. The quality, he says, is another con sideration. The wheat crop, Mr. Dodge says, is slightly in excess of 400.000. 000 bushels, and the cotton pro duct, as shown by the December re turns, is about 0,000,000 bales. Of the six largest sugar producing countries of Europe, Germany this year carries off the palm, with 800,000 tons, or 39 per cent of the whole. Next come Austria with 475,000 tons, France with 425,000, Russia with 250,000, Bel gium with 75,000, and Holland with 25.000. Germany has not only the greatest number of refineries, 357 out j of 1,204, but the largest also. A letter mailed in Sault Ste. Morie, Mich., for the village on the opposite side of the river, a mile distant, goes through Detroit to "Windsor, where it enters the Canadian mails. Thence it is sent over Canadian routes to the Sault. If a man is in a hurry, he don’t write. He crosses the river and talks. Uriah Wales had been a member of the Free Christian Church of Coalton, Pa., for nearly thirty years and was a class leader and exhorter. His wife was not a communicant and frequently ridiculed her husband's enthusiasm in his religion. Ten years ago he told her he would not speak to her again until she had seen her error and experienced religion. He kept his word, and the couple never exchanged a word until last week. All communication between them was conducted through a son. Early last month a revival of religion began in the church. Mrs. Wales was converted last week. Her husband on Thursday evening arose in church and said that he had been a widower for ten years, but that “now he thanked God he had a wife.” Mrs. Wales cre ated a sensation by rising in her seat and saying that she did not believe a man who was truly religious could de liberately ignore his wife for ten years and asked that special prayers be of fered for the conversion of her husband. She then turned to him, and said: Uriah, get on your knees, ask forgive ness for your sins, and be awakened to the error of your ways. I will lead yon to the Lord myself. She walked toward the seat where he was sitting. He arose hurriedly and went out of the church. Since then he has not been seen, and no trace of him can be found. A working mason died a few days ago, at Chantenay7, near Paris, who contributed as much, though in an in direct way, to the making of modern European history as Prince Bismarck himself. Jean Michel Badinguet, the luuitmucu m vj[ucduuu, ntio cmpiy vcu on some repairs at the fort of Ham when Prince Louis Napoleon was a prisoner there. He facilitated the es cape of the Prince by lending him his cap, blouse, canvas pantaloons, and his short black pipe. Thus disguised and carrying a board on his shoulders, the future Emperor made his way out of Ham, unchallenged by a single one of the warders or sentries whom he had to pass. Badinguet was not so fortunate. He was arrested and kept for some.. tuna "n prison. After the coup d’etat he went to Paris, and the Emperor allowed him an annuity of 1,200 francs out of his privy purse. Napoleon III., as is well known, re ceived the sobriquet of Badinguet, and the original bearer of the name prudently dropped it, ns it was any thing but popular with the class with which he associated. He assumed the surname of Rudot, by which alone he was subsequently known; and it was only at his death that his identity was discovered. Statisticians have pronounced the United States to be not only potentially but actually, richer than the United Kingdom. Counting the houses, fur niture, manufactures, railways, sliip jMng, bullion, lands, cattle, crops, in vestment, and roads, it is estimated that there is a grand total in the United States of $49,770,000,000. Great Britain is credited with something less than $40,000,000,000, or nearly 10.000, 000,000 less than the United States. The wealth per inhabitant in Great Britain is estimated at $1,100, and in the United States at $995. With re gard to the remuneration of labor as suming the product of labor to be 100, in Great Britain 50 parts go to the la borer, 21 to capital, and 23 to govern ment. In the United States 72 parts go to labor, 23 to capital, and 5 to gov ernment.—London Times. Railroad wjjt-r is now threatened be tween the ifllied Rock Island and Union Pacific Railroads and the allied Northwestern and Burlington and Pacific. The latter railroad has 1,966 miles. The Northwestern Railroad has 5,078 miles. In the Milwaukee and St. Paul, or Mitchell system are 4,671 miles. The Union Pacific has 4,520 miles. The Omaha, or Hughitt, sys tem has 1,256 miles. In the Missouri Pacific are 1,487 miles. The Illinois Central system is 1,243 miles from New Orleans to Sioux City, not counting some hundreds of miles of deflections. Compared to these properties even the Pennsylvania Railroad with its 2,000 miles of line between New York and the Ohio and the Lakes seems modest. The widow Iliff, whose marriage to Bishop Warren, of the Methodist Church took place on Thursday, owns the handsomest house in Denver, and the largest ranch in Colorado. The wealth left her by her cattle-king husband six years ago is estimated at from $1,000,000 to f6,000,000. Bishop Simpson, of Philada., performed the ceremony. Judge Allison gave the Philadelphia bootblacks a good Christmas dinner.