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McCOW A Fi & MICHOLS, Editors and Publishers,_“How to the line, let the chips fall where they TERMS, SI.50 per year, In advance, VOL, XXXVI,__BRIDGETON, N.., THURSDAY, JANUARY 24,188A fUnT isrzEw MUQIQ STOEI! White & Moore, Arc now ready to supply the public with the best the market will afford, wholesale and re tail, such as Flour, Patent, 1-8, 1-4 or cwt. “ Best Red Wheat, “ GRAHAM FLOUR. Corn, Oats,Corn and Oats, Fine Meal, Fine Shorts, Coarse Bran, Buck Bran, Fine Bran, Screenings. Our motto is to “Live and let live.” All we ask is a trial to convince you. Wo have also opened a OOJLL -V-JLI&ZD, On Atlantic Street., And are prepared to furnish the best LEHIGH OO^dL. We superintend the screening anil picking our selves, and guarantee entire satisfaction and full weight. WOOD! WOOD! J. T. WHITE. J. F. MOORE. Cor Broad and Atlantic Sts., ISIUDGETON, N. J. Sheriff’s Sale. BY virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to me di rected, issued out of the Cumberland Cir cuit Court in equity, will be exposed to sale at public vendue, on Saturday, January 26th, 1884, between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit: at 2 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the hotel of Jackson Briant, at the city or Bridge ton, in the county of Cumberland,*N. J. All the following described house and lot of land, situate in the First ward, city of Bridge ton, county of Cumberland, and State of New Jersey. Beginning at a stone set in the west side of Thornberry avenue, and is 192 feet north from a stone set about eight feet north of the Bridgeton and Millville turnpike; thence along said avenue north (J degrees, 5 minutes, west, 50 feet to a stone set in the west line of said ave nue and is also a corner of Charles It. Elmer’s land; thence along said Elmer’s land north 83 degrees, 50 minutes, west 178 feet to a stone in the east line of the Bridgeton and Port Norris Railroad; thence along said Railroad south 0 degrees, 50 minutes, east 50 feet to a stone set in said line and corner to a certain 13 feet lane; thence along said lane north 83 degrees, 55 min utes, east 183 feet to the beginning, containing more or loss, and is the same land which Thomas Shaw and wife purchased of Charles R. Elmer by deed dated May 13, 1871, and recorded in book of Deeds, No. 140, page 333, &c. Seized as the property of Thomas Siuiw and wife, defendants, and taken in execution at the suit of the Merchants and Mechanics Saving Fund and Building Association, complainants, and to be sold by SETH F\ RUSTED, Sheriff. Jofin S. Mitciiell, Solicitor. Prs. fee $6.48. dec 27-ts Sheriff’s Sale. I)Y virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to me di > reeted, issued out of the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, will be exposed to sale at Public Vendue, on Saturday, February 2d. 188/1. between the hours of 12 and f> o'clock, to wit:— at 2 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the Hotel of Jackson ilriant, at the city of’lirhlgc ton. In the county of Cumberland, X. J., all that certain lot of land situate in the First ward, of the city of llridgeton, could v of Ou n berland, and State of New Jersey. Heginniug at the southwest corner of Irving and Walnut streets; tlience smith 3'., degrees, west 03 feet • thence north t'/K, degrees, west US f.vt to a cor ner ill line of late Mary Middleton's lol • thence bounding thereon north 21'; degrees, west :il feet to a corner in the line of Irving street aforesaid: thence along the south side of Irv ing street north 89degrees, east 03 feet lo the place of beginning, containing more or less Seized as the property of David Hieher and wife, et. al„ defendants, and taken in ex, cut ion at the suit of Charles Nichols, complainant and to be sold by SETH 1>. DUSTED, Sheriff fill Altl.l.s E. SiiEt’i’AUD, Solicitor. Pre. fee 85.73. jan3-ts NEW Fruit Store. M. C. ENGLISH, Dealer in No. 3G South Laurel St, Bridgeton. Call and see the new stock, fresh from the city markets. Louis Guhre’s old stand, next to Moore’s Opera House. jun £l-tf FOR SALE. Two Farms ! Two and one-half miles from Bridyroton, N. J., one-half mile from Finley’s Station, W. J. It. it., one mile from N. J. S. It. It. Farm No. 1 contains 56 acres. Farm No. 2 contains 60 acres. For price and particulars, address THI LIP E. SOUDER, P. O. Box 501. Bridgeton, N. J. dec i:j-3m Cumberland ami Maurice River R. R. Trains leave Port Norris at 0.40 a. m. and 1.40 p. m,, arriving at West Jersey Depot, Bridgeton, in time to take the 8 n. m. and 3,15 p. in., trains for Philadelphia. Returning on arrival o.’ Philadelphia trains at 10 a. in. and 5.15 p. m„ stopping at stations on the line. Freight on 10 a. m. south and 1.40 p. in. north, dee 13 L. Hi DOWDNEY, Supt. Blank Books AND ^OFFICE# STATIONERY. Pure Drugs AND TOILET ARTICLES., AT 46 Commerce St., BRIDGETON N. .1. Philadelphia & Reading R. R., New Jersey Southern Division. Commencing October 2Sth, 18S3. For Bridgeton Vineland intermediate stations. &c. Leave New York, foot of Liberty St.,1.30p. m. LEAVE BRIDGETON. 7.30 a. m. for New York, Newark, Elizabeth, South Amboy,Lonsf Hi .tneli.Ued Bank, Farmingdalo, Toms Ri- -r. v.'arotown, Barnegat, Whitings, Atsmn, Winslow, Vineland, &c. 7.30 a. m., 2.05 p. m. for Vineland, Winslow Junction, Atsion. 9.56 a. m. 6.54 p. m. for Bay Side and intermedi ate stations. FOR PHILADELPHIA. Leave Bridgeton 7.39 a. m., LEAVE PHILADELPHIA. (Vine 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 It. It. C. HANCOCK Gen. Puss, and Ticket Ajrent. 11. BLODGETT. Sunt. J. E. WOOTTEN, Gen. Manager. WEST JERSEY RAILROAD. On and after October 1,1883. Trains leave Bridgeton as follows: i For Philadelphia and Way Stations, at 7.00, and 8.10 a. in., and 3.10 p. in. For Salem Branch 8.10 a. in. and 3.10 p. in. For Trenton and Ne w York via Camden, 7.00 and 8.10 a. m., 3.10 p. in. Per Sea. Isle City, 8.10 a. m. and 3.10 p.m. For Atlantic City and Cape May, 8.10 a. in., tin ! 3.10 p. m. Returning, Leave Philadelphia $.00a. m., 3.30 and 5.40 p. m. Leave Salem 7.40 a. m. and 3.35 p. m. Leave Sea Isle City, (5.55 a. in. and 4.30 p.m. Connecting Railroads. Trains leave Vineland for Millville, 9.43 and 10.00, a. m., 4.40 and 7.08 p.m., and on Sunday 9.39 a. m. For Cape May, leave Vineland, 10.0(1 a. m„ 4.40 p. m. On Sunday, 9.39 a. m. JOS. CRAWFORD, Supt. J. R. WOOD, Gcp’I Pass. Agent. i Cayar r H0aoBes BO pain Gives relief at Onoe. Thorough .treatment will cure. Not a uid or snuff. Unger. Price 50 cents, by mail or at druggists. Rev. 11. H. Fairall, 1). 1)., editor of the Iowa Methodist,says editorially, November 1883: “Wo have tested Ely's (.’roam Balm, and believe that, by a thorough course of treatment, it will cure almost every case of catarrh. Ministers, as a class, are afflicted with head and throat trou bles; and catarrh seems more prevalent than ever. We cannot recommend Ely’s Cream Balm too highly. jau 34-4t Guns! Guns! Guns! HAVING received an additional supply of Double and Singh* Barrel Shot Guns. t*nw do*\ Shot, Percussion Caps, Powder Flasks, Shot Pouches and Beits, Wad (Aittecs and Gun Wad ding, all of which is off ered cheap for cash. DANIEL BACON, “j Bridjjeton, N. J. ft ft T fJ! T C wanted for The Lives of all the MUl t-H I O Presidents of the IT. S. The larg est, handsomest, best book ever sold for less than twice our price. The fastest selling book in America, immense profits to agents. All intelligent people want it. Any one can become a successful agent. Terms free. Hallett Book Co., Portland, Me. dec 37-tt' fJMjc pioneer. Si. 50 For Year. Published every Thursday morning, at No. GO East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McGOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. The Newark Steel works were dam aged $10,000 by lire, early last Friday morning. Nearly 14,000 persons were admitted to the tower of the light-house at Atlantic City during the year 1883. From a dairy of 20 cows Walter S. Bassett, of Gloucester County, sold milk during 1883 that netted him $1,000. An eight-months old calf that weighs 040 pounds excites the admiration of farmers in the neighborhood of Peter's Valley, Warren County. A Salem County tomato grower last year put manure valued at $1,020 on a nine-acre plot, and received $1,000 for the tomatoes raised thereon. And now he is busy figuring out his profit. John Derry, of Morristown, has a 3 year-old heifer which is 1-1 hands high and weighs 1,0G0 pounds. At the age of 2 years and 7 months she gave 20 Ex-Speaker of the Assembly John Egan, was sentenced by Judge McCar ter, of Newark, on Thursday, to one month in the penitentiary and a line of $500, for attempted bribery of As semblyman Armitage, last winter. John Wood taxidermist, of Burling ton County, is shipping numerous stuffed crows to Pierre Lorillard, Jer sey City. They are to .be used as a trade mark for a particular brand of Lorillard’s tobacco. The Stockton Hotel at Cape May is said to be for sale. It contains 400 rooms and cost $500,000. The company thinks individual ownership would run it to its full capacity, and better results would be attained by the change. Throughout this State last month, 18 new post-offices were established, and 8 discontinued, two of the latter being in Sussex, two in Warren, and one each in Atlantic, Gloucester, Essex, and Salem counties. A tliree-year-old child of James Ap plegate, of Clarksville, Monmouth County, the other day swallowed a china doll two and a half inches long, with arms extending outward and up ward. The parents naturally have fears of the result. Sherman Rysdyke, 18 years old, a convict from Sussex county, commit ted suicide by hanging himself with a sheet in his cell in the State Prison recently. He tried to kill himself mine in iuu jail uciure lie a?' sent to Trenton. Michael Meagher of Washington, Warren Co, lost a horse by death lately, and upon being dissected by Hugh Exton, veterinary surgeon, a stone was found in its stomach which weighed 2 lbs. Oo:'.., and measured 144 in. by IT in. in circumference. Postmaster Bailey, of Camden, states that during the past year he has turned over to the postal authorities over §20,000, clear of all expenses, from his office. During the past quarter the business has increased twenty live per cent., and in all probability the com ing year will nearly double itself. David Hollinshead, of the firm fof Lippincott & Hollinshead, of Woods town, died recently from a wound in the ear inflicted recently when he at tempted to commit suicide. He was a prominent man in Salem County. The cause of the suicide was financial diffi culty. The oyster planters at Ocean View, Cape May, have suffered severely by the late storm, ns hundreds of bushels of oysters have been thrown upon the meadows for miles along the shore by the breaking up of the ice. Large parties within a radius of six or eight miles have been engaged in gathering them. Although New Jersey is well sup plied with mail facilities there are con tinual additions being made thereto. During the last year there were seven ty-four miles of new railroad service placed in operation, divided among six lines of railway. In the State there is now 1.625 miles of railway mail service in operation at an annual cost to the Department of §259,732.10. Of this there is paid to the Pennsylvania Rail road Company for carrying the through mails between New York and Philadelphia, §157,293.12. The total length of all mail routes in Now Jersey is 2,47-1 miles, of which 847 miles is at Star service. The cost of this latter service is §27,800 annually. They say another plough horse like Capt. Lewis has been discovered at Oceanport, N. J. He is described as a beautiful brown gelding, 15| hands, called Don Pedro, owned by Geo. Mapes, who used him on the farm; but it is reported he showed 2.30 last fall on a half-mile track, and is beating them all to sleigh of late.—-Spirit. Miss Marion Brown, aged 20 years, of New Egypt, Ocean County, a school teacher, was assaulted by Bodine Parker, a few days since, on her way home from the post office. He knocked her down and attempted to outrage her but her cries brought the neighbors to her aid, and he was frightened away. Parker was arrested but owing to the girl’s nervous debility he was bailed for a hearing. D. P. Hill, a merchant at Glen Gard ner, near High Bridge, Hunterdon County, was called to his store at three o’clock on Wednesday morning, of last week, and then shot by three masked men. Two balls lodged in his head, and he is in a dying condition, one of the balls having entered his brain. His assailants Hed without dis turbing any of his property, and no motive is assigned for the attack. Another statement is that it is the pre vailing opinion that Mr. Hill shot him self. The stone-breaking process, with a ball and chain attachment, adopted for the tramps in Trenton by the Free holders, some weeks ago, has been more than successful, the tramps hav? ing lefc for parts unknown. Those who were arrested at the time the law went into effect departed from the city the moment they were released from confinement and work. There are only two tramps now' in the Mercer County Jail. The plan was a test one, but its success has been so great that it will probably be adopted in other counties. For some time the farmers of War ren, Hunterdon, and Morris counties have been excited over an attempt of the Mr.ckey and James Gordon Ben nett Telegraph Company to put up a line along their roads without asking permission of any one. The builders of the line succeeded in getting most of the poles up. But the farmers would not allow the wires to be put on them unless the right was paid for. One night last week a large number of men went from New York on a New Jerey Central train. One half got off at High Bridge and the other half at Chester. When the two parties met again along toward morning, at Ger man Valley, between High Bridge and Chester, lines of wire stretched behind each on the row of poles, and united the two towns. The distance is about twenty miles. If the farmers interfere with the wires they are liable to in dictment. (irpat onantitips of «pa. plnms to be found along the shore after last week’s easterly storm, which leads the the Asbury Park Journal to say: “He who lias a horse and wagon, or even a wheelbarrow, might go down to the sea, and without money and without price, gather plenteously of the most savory morsels of food ever given up by the gods of the sea. It is a strange fact, and at first thought unaccounta ble, why a tremendous easterly storm like that of Tuesday night, should fail, but soon thereafter and with wind from the westward there is cast upon our shores such oceans of sea clams.— The action of the wind and wave, and the freaks of the tide, are ofttimes be yond philosophy of human reason. Why should these almost helpless crea tures be able to keep oil shore in the violent surgings of the waves, and when the ocean grows more calm, with wind off the beach, such vast numbers are washed up?” A sad shooting accident occurred in the Park Hotel, in Elizabeth, on Wed nesday night of last week, the victim being George Buler, 10 years of age, employed as a waiter in the hotel. George was called up stairs to one of the rooms by John Gill, a guest, and asked to bring a caudle. He did so, and found Gill in the room of Godfrey Estinburger. As he was leaving the room Estinburger called to him, “See here, George: I’ll show you some thing.” As George turned, Estinbur ger pointed a revolver at him and snapped it twice. The barrels were empty, and no harm was done. He snapped it a third time, and there was j a Hash of fire and a report, and George Buler fell to the floor and expired al most instantly, the ball having pierced his heart. Estinburger was arrested and held to await the action of the | coroner, and Gill was held as a witness, j It is believed that the shooting was entirely unintentional. NEW JERSEY'S ENOCH ARDEN. David Matthews disappeared from Pleasantville, in this State, five years ago, leaving a wife and child and a comfortably furnished little cottage which he owned. When he left he was in ill-health, and he informed his wife that it was his intention to take a trip to the Bermudas on a coasting vessel for the good of his health. Soon after his departure another child was born to his wife. No letter or message ever came to his anxious wife, and nearly a year after he left home Mrs. Matthews received documents showing apparently that her husband had died in one of the West India Islands of yellow fever, two months after he left home. Mrs. Matthews soon afterward sold the little cottage, and three years after her husband's departure, she was compelled to sup port her children and herself by working out as a domestic. Among the young mechanics that sought em ployment in the vicinity last Spring, was a young carpenter from Philadel phia named Philip Lafferty. The young man met the young widow— as Mrs. Matthews supposed herself to be-and asked her hand in marriage. Lafferty was satisfied with Mrs. Mat thew’s story and so was the clergyman who had married her to her absent husband, and by the same clergyman young Laffertv and Mrs. Matthews were made one. The young mechanic then bought back the little cottage which Mrs. Matthews had been forced to sell, but the couple had scarcely began housekeeping when the missing husband made his appearance. He said that it was his brother Daniel that had died, and that he conspired with a friend to make his wife believe that he had shuffled off the mortal coil. For four years he had been in Brazil, and had acquired a handsome fortune in the mines there. When Matthews began to make threats he was mildly informed by the sympa thizing neighbors that a coat of tar and feathers awaited him in case he disturbed the peace of Mr. Lafferty and his bride. After some reflection Matthews consented, on condition that he should have possession of the oldest child. The younger one—a lit tle girl whom he had never seen—was permitted by him to remain with the mother. Matthews placed with the little girl's mother ijo.OOO in trust for her. Mrs. Matthews then determined to live apart from Lafferty until she could obtain a legal separation from her first husband. That this legal de cree has been granted is shown by the following marriage notice in a local paper: “Married—Lafferty—Matthews.—On Jan. T, 1884, Mrs. David Matthews to Philip Lafferty.” The Annual Report of State Railroad ; Commissioner Reynolds is on our table. : Hd rnnrirfw niiTlifv-tlirim imnavotii roil road corporations in the State, most of them, however, under the control of four great corporations, the Pennsyl vania, Philadelphia and Reading, Del aware, Lackawanna and Western and New York, Lake Erie and Western. There are 1,900 miles of road. The four companies named pay the bulk of j the State tax on railroads, amounting | in all to $700,000 per annum, as well as | the municipal tax. amounting to $210, 000. The four companies pay $5,21$, •172 to the State at one-half of one per cent, on a valuation of $105,G94,-100, and one per cent, municipal tax on $1$,-1 453.71$ valuation. In addition to the legal tax, the Pennsylvania Company paid $30,000 to Jersey City as a gift. During the year 218 persons were killed on the railroads of the State, of whom 23 were employes. There were 405 per sons injured, 300 of whom were em ployes. The Commissioner urges a settlement of the disputed question as j to the right of the State to tax railroad ; equipment, and advocates equal taxa- 1 tion and a Board of Railroad Commis- j sioners. The biggest hog eyer killed in Con necticut, lias just been slaughtered by Mr. J. B. Palmer, of Lisbon, President of the New London County Agricul tural Society. It is now on exhibition, and after a week yvill be shipped to New York city, to grace a Washington Market stall. The monster animal's dead weight dressed is 940 pounds. It was two years and nine months old. When weighed alive last Fall at tlio Stafford Fair it kicked the beam at 1,144 pounds, and since then on light feed there has been a gain of 100 lbs., so that the gross weight of the pig at the time it was butchered was about 1,250 pounds, or considerable over half a ton. It is of the Jersey red breed, near the color of a dark chestnut horse, and purely corn and potato fat tened. NOTED CONGRESSMEN. Judge Luke P. Poland,of Vermont,is, perhaps, the most striking member of the new Congress, writes a corres pondent to the Cleveland Leader. He has a slender, well-built form of full six feet, and though now nearly seven t> years of age, he stands as straight as a telegraph pole in his old uniform of navy blue broadcloth and gilt but tons. He has a large and noble head, cotered with the finest of hair, whiter than newly washed wool, and his brown, benevolent face, ornamented with well combed side whiskers of the same hue, gives him the appearance of the typical grandfather of the story book, the personification of all that is good, kind and manly. A noble look ing fellow is this judge Poland of ^ erwont, and he is, to all appearances, not a day older than when he sat here ten years ago examining Schuyler Colfax and others as to their acquaint ance with the Credit Mobilier. Judge Poland has a high forehead, which hangs over a pair of very bright eyes of dark brown. His nose is large and straight, and his mouth grave, but pleasing. He has full cheeks of a rud dy brown, and a face free from the wrinkles and ravages of time. He will contend with Judge Kelly as being the grandfather of the house, and he already looks around with a fatherly - JWUU^U lilCLI UI1 ail blues of him. Judge Poland's career has been one of long office holding. At the age of eighteen, when Jackson began to serve his second term, he was admitted to the bar in a Vermont village. Three years later he obtained a minor office about the county court house, and he has kept in office pretty much ever since. For seventeen con tinuous years he was elected judge of the supreme bench of Vermont, and left to take a seat in the United States senate to fill the vacancy caused by Senator Collamer's death in 1865. Two years after he left the senate he was sent to the lower house and served there for four terms, during the second of which he was chairman of the Credit Mobilier investigation, as above stated. Anothtr noted one of the new con gressmen is William Walter Phelps. Mr. Phelps came to Washington from Mew Jersey as a congressman in 1875. He was not a prepossessing fellow, and his la-de-dah manners did not help him. He wore different colored neckties and a variety of clothes that called his character into question as to whether he was eccentric or a fool. There was a difference of opinion about this for some time, until Mr. Phelps arose one day when an import ant issue was being discussed in the house, and made one of the most eloquent speeches of the session. The question was settled. Mr. Phelps was denominated eccentric, and the asser tion was made that he was also brainy. Some even went so far as to call him a singed cat, and he rose in favor. He soon took a stand as one of the repub lican leaders, and he will again come to the front as such this session. After his last session in congress Mr. Phelps traveled in Europe for his health, and while there he was appointed minister to Austria by President Hayes. He returned from Vienna several years ago, and has since been living in his elegant residence in the New Jersey suburbs of New York. Mr. Phelps is very wealthy, and I am told he is to be classed with the millionaires of congress. He is a native of New York, and is a graduate of Yale college. He is very proud of his family, and about a year ago, in connection with his brother, erected a monument over John Phelps, who lies buried in Swit zerland, having been exiled there for assisting in the trial of Charles I. of England. Ex-Senator W. W. Eaton, the little, fat, bullet-headed, pleasant-faced, gray liaired congressman from Connecticut, will have something to say during the present congress. Senator Eaton will have something to say as to the demo cratic leadership this year, and he will be a marked man of ids party. He is full of life, though sixty-seven years old. and his service for ten years in the Connecticut legislature and six in the United States senate have given him an excellent experience. The West Jersey Pioneer is no more, but phoenix-like the Bridoeton Pionber now greets its many readers, the Court having changed the name to maintain the legal status of the paper under the act of 1876. It now idds greater neatness to its hitherto excellent features.—Gloucester City Im porter. Rev. Edward I>. Shields, of the Cape May Presbyterian Church, will resign in March next.