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
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, “
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
On Atlantic Street.,
And are prepared to furnish the best
We superintend the screening anil picking our
selves, and guarantee entire satisfaction and
J. T. WHITE. J. F. MOORE.
Cor Broad and Atlantic Sts.,
ISIUDGETON, N. J.
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
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
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
M. C. ENGLISH,
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
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.
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
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.
46 Commerce St.,
BRIDGETON N. .1.
Philadelphia & Reading R. R.,
New Jersey Southern Division.
Commencing October 2Sth, 18S3.
For Bridgeton Vineland intermediate stations.
Leave New York, foot of Liberty St.,1.30p. m.
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,
7.30 a. m., 2.05 p. m. for Vineland, Winslow
9.56 a. m. 6.54 p. m. for Bay Side and intermedi
Leave Bridgeton 7.39 a. m.,
(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.
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.
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
cure. Not a
uid or snuff.
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.
“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'
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Published every Thursday morning, at No. GO
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McGOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
The Newark Steel works were dam
aged $10,000 by lire, early last Friday
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
Jan. T, 1884, Mrs. David Matthews to
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
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
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
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
Rev. Edward I>. Shields, of the Cape
May Presbyterian Church, will resign
in March next.
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