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Bridgeton Pioneer.
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VOL. XXXVI. _BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, JANUARY 31,1884. NQ ^
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81*50 I’erYear.
Published every Thursday mominir, at No 00
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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STATE NEWS.
A Burlington florist is sending to
Philadelphia daily from 3,000 to 5,000
violets.
Prisoners in the Morris County jail
are now compelled to saw wood and
break stone during their confinement.
Twenty thousand tons of tomatoes,
it is said, were put up by fourteen
Salem County factories during the
season.
At Paulsboro, a few days since, four
teen hogs, aggregating 5,354 pounds,
were slaughtered and dressed within
ninety minutes.
Hunderdon County’s peach crop for
1893 was about 730,200 baskets; twenty
per cent, less than in 1882, when 1,049-,
000 baskets were marketed.
J. M. Riley, of Shirley, Salem Coun
ty, has lost, up to date, forty-two
heads of hogs and pigs. The neighbor
ing farmers, too, have lost more or less.
Cholera is believed to be the ailment.
James Pox, of Jersey City, the Del
aware, Lackawanna and Western Ex
press driver, who stole a package con
taining $1,000, was sentenced, on
Thursday, to eighteen months in State
At Carleston Springs, Monmouth
County, a few clays ago, a teakettle of
boiling water fell from the stove, se
verely scalding about the face and
neck Austin Ely, the six-vear-okl son
of G. A. Ely.
The annual report of the Burlington
County Agricultural Society shows re
ceipts amounting to $29,785.73; for ex
penses, $17,955.46; in premiums, $9,
804.75 was expended, leaving a balance
on hand of $2,025.52.
It is proposed to hold a reunion of
the Twenty-ninth Regiment of New
Jersey Volunteers, at Freehold, on the
occasion of the unveiling of the Mon
mouth Battle Monument. The Twen
ty-ninth was almost wholly recruited
in Monmouth County.
Irwin Steno,a young married man of
Jersey City, while walkingfrom Newark
one night recently, where he had been
in search of employment, was struck
and killed by a Pennsylvania Railroad
train. His wife is friendless and pen
niless.
Chief of Police Matlack is making a
tour of all the saloons in Camden,
closing those that have had their li
censes refused by Council, and notify
ing those who have failed to take out,
the license granted that they must do
so immediately.
A few days ago .T. It. Hadley caught
three pickerel in Lake Hopatcong bv
fishing through the ice, that weighed
over 27 pounds. The three lines were
in the water over night with snap
hooks to each, and he had to cut them
out 1U me morning. me largest lisll
weighed 10£ pounds.
At the annual meeting of the State
Horticultural Society, at Camden, on
Thursday of last week, the following
officers were elected: President, T. F.
Baker, of Bridgeton; Secretaries, E,
Williams, of Montclair, and J. T.
Lovatt, of Little Silver; Treasurer,
Charles Jones, of Essex County.
Ann Devine, an old lady, fell on the
sidewalk in Newark, a few days ago,
and injured herself so badly that, it,
was found necessary to remove her to
the hospital. Although she has been
pleading extreme poverty among her
neighbors for many months, $700 were
found sewed up in her petticoats.
In order to encourage and invite cap
ital to that community, the city of Egg
Harbor,. Atlantic County, has offered
a live years’ exemption from taxes to
any firm or individual who will invest
not less than $5,000 in the city, and to j
such capitalists land within the city
limits will be deeded for a nominal
consideration. Egg harbor City was
chartered in 1858, and has about a,000
population. It is a wine-growing and
beer brewing district.
The Burlington County Agricultural
Society, at its recent meeting, adopted
a resolution favoring the teaching of
the principles of scientific agriculture
in the public schools. Joshua Forsyth
reported that his corn crop had aver
aged 80 bushels to the acre; II. J.
Irick, 05 bushels. The average crop
was 50 bushels to the acre. A new
variety of wheat, the Diamond Hock,
has been planted by the farmers, as
neither the Fultz nor Mediterranean is
satisfactory.
Large numbers of wild geese have
been spending the Winter in the Dela
ware in the coves near Collins’ Beach
and Bombay hook. They are said to
be more in number than they have
been for twenty years past. It is no
uncommon thing for them to appear
in the bay in Winter, but heretofore
they have been found principally on
the Salem County side of the bay.
James Duflield, proprietor of the j
grist mill at Dealtown,near Centreville,
Salem County, was found Saturday
morning in an unconscious condition
on the floor of his mill near the water
wheel, and we learn that he is dead at
this writing. It is thought that he
was caught in the machinery and
could not save himself. Mr. Duflield
is about 45 years of age and leaves a
wife and children.
Mrs. Mary G. lliil, a noted temper
ance advocate, and president of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
of Newark, died at her home recently.
She was eighty-one years of age and
was born at Caldwell. Her husband
died ten years ago. A member of the
Methodist Episcopal church, she was
zealous in religious and charitable
work. The first president of the Tem
perance Union, she became distin
guished throughout the State for her
zeal and energy in temperance work,
the title of “Mother Hill” being given
to her. One of her sons, Rev. J. B.
Hill, has charge of the Methodist Book
Concern at San Francisco.
As to the Monmouth Battle Monu
ment, the Freehold Democrat says: “It
was expected the entire foundation
would be completed last fall, ready to
receive the cut granite in early Spring.
The storms, cold and other causes re
tarded work so that a few more days
will be required to finish it then. The
walls have been thatched with straw
and well covered with earth. The
central part, sixteen feet in diameter,
has been covered in the same manner,
and over that is placed a conical roof
to shed the rain and snow storms.
Work upon it lias been suspended
until next Spring. The granite blocks
for the monument are being cut in the
quarries at Quincy, Mass., preparatory
to early shipment.”
Mary Hardyman, a pretty young
girl, living at No. 43 Madison avenue,
on Jersey City Heights, returned home
recently, so frightfully disfigured as
hardly to be recognized. Her face had
been pounded to a jelly, her eyes had
swollen shut and she could not see.
She said that Dennis McNulty, of
Washington street, New York, who
was formerly paying attention to her,
had inflicted the injuries upon her.
He was arrested but protested his in
nocence and was taken to the girl's
bedside. “Mary, who beat you? tell
the truth,” lie said. She answered:
“It was you.” He was taken back to
police headquarters and held. He
continued to declare his innocence, to
say that it was a mistake, and further
that he had not seen the girl for six
months.
uu weunesaay ot last week, the body
of a man, apparently dead for a long
time, was found in the field on Whit
ney's farm, near the depot, Glassboro.
The corpse was much wasted by ex
posure, but was evidently that of a
colored man of advanced age. Being
nearly burled fn snow and ice, it had
to be chopped loose. On the follow
ing day the remains were recognized
as Charles Stevens, who had been miss
ing from his home at Vorktown, Sa
lem county, since the first of last
December. Coroner Justice was sum
moned and an inquest held. Some
persons think they remember seeing
Stevens in Glassboro, on the Sunday
after he was missing from home; if
they tire correct, the body has prob
ably been lying there six or seven
weeks.
A novel question has arisen in Wood
bury, in Gloucester County, where a
majority of the school trustees de
cided that in the future, school chil
dren shall be prohibited from wearing
rubber boots in school, and that the
boys shall not be allowed to tuck their
pants in their boots during school
hours. Some of the scholars refused
to abide by the decision, and were sus
pended, against the consent of Surro
irute Livermore, who sided with the
scholars. The parents of the children,
thinking the trustees had overstepped
the bounds of their jurisdiction in dic
tating to taxpaying citizens what their
children should wear to school, en
gaged the services of a lawyer, and
were about to take the matter to the
supreme Court, when the trustees met
md decided to reinstate the suspended
scholars and to allow the wearing of .
inything for a month to allow time to
sonsider the matter.
THE CLASSIFICATION ACT.
By act of the Legislature of last year
the counties of the State are divided
into four classes “for the purposes of
legislation.” Counties of the first class
are those having more than 150,000 in
habitants; of the second class those
with not less than50,000, nor more than
150,000; third class, not less than 20,000
nor more than 50,000; fourth class, all
not embraced in the others. The coun
ties are classified as follows:—
First Class—Essex and Hudson.
Second Class—Burlington, Camden,
Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris,
Passaic and Union.
Third Class—Bergen, Cumberland,
Gloucester, Hunterdon, Salem, Somer
set, Sussex and Warren.
Fourth Class—Atlantic, Cape May
and Ocean.
The cities of the State are classified
for the same purpose. The first class
are those of more than 100,000 inhabi
tants; second class, not less than 10,000
nor more than 100,000; third class
“shall consist of all cities in this State
not, empraced within either the first or
second class, except cities binding
upon [the Atlantic ocean, and being
seaside or Summer resorts;” the fourth
class; all those binding upon the At
lantic oceau and “being seaside or
Summer resorts.” They are classified
as follows:
First Class—Newark and Jersey City.
Second Class—Paterson, Camden,
Hoboken, Trenton, Elizabeth, New
Brunswick and Orange.
Third Class—Bayonne, Bridgeton,
i iainneld, Millville, Phillipsburg, Har
rison, Passaic, Rahway, Burlington,
Union, Morristown, Gloucester City,
Salem, Perth Amboy, Bordentown,
Lambertville, Belleville, Dover. New
ton, Hackettstown, Boonton, Wood
bury, Hammonton.Belvidere, Beverly,
Egg Harbor City, Guttenberg,Clinton,
Absecom.
Fourth Class—Atlantic City and
Cape May.
Boroughs are classified as follows:
First Class—Chauibersburg and
Princeton.
Second Class—South Orange, Wash
ington, Irvington, Asbury Park.
Third Class—Haddonfield, Hights
town, Frenehtown, Pemberton, River
side, Fieldsborough, Merchantville,
Cape May Point.
There are a considerable number of
important towns and villages, incor
porated under special acts, not in
cluded under this classification. They
are as follows:
Bound Brook.Fleinington, Freehold,
Keyport, Metuchen, Matawan, Mont
clair, Mount Holly, Red Bank, Somer
ville, Washington (Middlesex County),
Long Branch, Ocean Grove.
■•ffl-w ii ■«nn—m,,»iMuro»iciai
In the town of Newport, eighteen
miles from Bangor,Maine, John Spauhl
ing shot his wife at 8 o'clock, Friday
morning, and then shot himself in tlm
head. He died instantly. The woman
may possibly recover. The tragedy
occurred at we nouse of Win. Mut
thews, the father of Mrs. Spaulding.
She had left her husband on account
of his abuse of her. Spaulding ar
rived in Newport at night, and wanted
his wife to go away with him. She
refused to do so, and in the morning
he went to the house and shot her in
the head, he having purchased a new
pistol for t^ie purpose. Spaulding is
about 45 years of age, and has been
married several years. He was in the
army, where he received two or three
wounds. Though entitled to a pen
sion, he would never apply for one.
He leaves four or five children all of
whom are young.
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The reports of the fifty-fourth New
Jersey Baptist State Convention, and '
of the fifty-sixth annual meeting of the |
New Jersey Baptist Educational So
ciety, show that there are in New .Ter 1
sey IT!) Baptist churches, with 153 or
dained pastors and forty-live ministers
not pastors. The membership of the j
churches is 33,016. and there were
3,033 conversions during the year, i
The State convention received contri- I
butions of $3,900 which was expended
in aiding weak churches and helping
L° support twenty-four missionaries,
who baptised 134 converts. The edu
cational society spent $3,000 in aiding
students for the ministry.
A Detroit River fisherman says that
lie pike of the Straits is a very destruc
■ive fish. One that was recently
speared had swallowed another pike,
u'd that pike had swallowed a perch.
Among the stained glass windows
hat have arrived from France for St.
l olin’s Church in the city of Washing
on is one ordered by President Arthur
is a memorial to his deceased wife.
A MAN IN WOMEN’S CLOTHES.
A dispatch from Winchester, Vir
ginia. says that Elizabeth Rebecca
1 ayne, a child of the late Joseph
Payne, who has lived in Winchester
for thirty-eight years as a woman, a
few days ago startled the clerk of the
County Court here by applying for a
license to marry a Miss Hinton, wdio
had lived in the Payne family as a
servant. Payne was one of a family
of five or six children, and although a
male child, was brought up as a wo
man, a- 1 was admitted into the best
society in company with the other
membe s of the family. He was al
ways regarded as a somewhat mascu
line giii, but no one ever suspected
that he was a man. He was a graceful
and dashing rider, and always chal
lenged admiration as he frequently
rode into Winchester with his habit
and somewhat long hair trailing in the
wind. In addition to good birth, he
developed remarkable talent for a
woman when reverses in the family
fortune rendered it necessary for some
one to assist. His sisters were distin
guished for their culture and personal
charms, and several of them married
prominent men. Payne devoted him
self to t,he management of a farm and
to the supervision of a store which he
had established at Rest, wdiere he also
held the appointment of postmistress.
He also dealt in cattle and horses and
became an expert in that way. All his
enterprises prospered, and he has ac
quired considerable wealth.
-L>eieriniimig to marry, ne threw off
his dresses and applied for a license
from the court at Winchester, but the
astonished clerk, who, like everybody
else, knew him as a woman, declined
to issue a license for a woman to marry
a woman. When Payne proved his
sex by producing the certificate of Dr.
W. Maguire, of Winchester, license was
still refused on the ground that Vir
ginia law compels a man to have given
names which show his sex before he
can act as a man before the law.
Payne then determined to have his
name changed at the March term of
the Circuit Court. No explanation has
been offered as to why he masqueraded
so long as a woman. Kumor has it
that Payne and his sweetheart went to
West Virginia and were married, but
this lacks confirmation.
A LIBERAL CORPORATION.
The facts presented in Governor Ab
bott’s inaugural address in regard to
the relations of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company to the State in the
manner of taxation, will be rather
surprising to those who have cherished
an unreasoning prejudice towards that
corporation. Of the total amount of
railroad taxation paid by the railroad
companies last year, aggregating $677,
557.75, the Pennsylvania Company paid
$898,138.96, or within a trifle of 45 per
cent. of the whole amount, while the
Jersey Central, that was recently
leased to the Reading at 6 per cent, on
a valuation of $60,000,000, paid only
Afnrpiis R’cn,,-.
30.G per cent,, and all the others com
bined 17.8 per cent.
The truth is that the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company pays tax upon the
full cash value of its property in this
State. Its total taxes, paid in various
ways, amount to fully three-fourths of
one per cent, a year upon this full
cash value, which is quite equal to the
taxable burdens born by other species
of property. The average taxes paid
in this State as shown by the last cen
sus amounted to about one and a half
per cent., upon an average valuation
throughout the State of not a bit
more than fifty cents on the dollar.
It is due to this great corporation
that the public should know these
facts. It gives the people of New
Jersey better and more liberal service
than any other company, and pays
twice as much tax in proportion to the
value of its property. The rancorous
hatred with which some people assail
it is grossly unjust.—State Gazette.
There is a time muddle in Louisville,
Kentucky. The banks will not recog
nize standard time until the Mayor
officially declares it the time of the
city; some of the scholars are kept on
old time and others on standard time,
and, although the railroad companies
run trains on the new time, they re
quire their employees to work on the
old hours.
Rebecca Moore, who died at Mulliea
Hill about two years ago, was the last
of a remarkable family. They con
sisted of nine children, born between
.lie years 1773 and 17DG. Their average
ige at death was 83 years, 8 months
md 33$ days. They all lived and died
n the vicinity of Mulliea Hill, and
with two exceptions died in the same
order of time as their births occurred. '
RECKLESS COASTING.
A dispatch from Waynesboro, Pa.,
says: “Second street, in this city, is
precipitous, and is consequently a
favored resort for coasters, who, for
the past two weeks, have thronged its
declivity at all hours of the day and
night. On Saturday night last, a bob
sled, fourteen feet long, was started
from the top of the hill loaded with
thirteen passengers, all young men.
The surface was smooth, and the sled
had not proceeded more than a few
hundred yards on its journey of half a
mile, when the velocity became so
great that all the pedestrians stopped
to watch its flight. In a few minutes .
the downward journey convinced 1
, everybody that the thirteen foolhar.
passengers would not reach the bottom
alive. A erv went up from the specta
tors, which was re-echoed in the wake |
of the flying sled, all down the hillside.
When half the distance had been trav
ersed, every passenger lost his hat. anil
they were all seen to lean their heads
forward, unable to draw their breath.
The man steering, Jos. Addlesburger,
| aged thirty, evidently lost control of
the sled, as the speed was so great that
he could not see where he was going.
With his head held well forward, arms
j clutching the wheel, he made deter
mined efforts to control the avalanche j
on which he was seated, but without
success. A few hundred yards and it
I darted toward the sidewalk as Annie
j Parran attempted to cross the street,
i Addlesburirer cave the wheel a twist.
| and the sled turned partly sidewise.
The young woman was struck with a
terrific force and thrown at least twen
ty feet through the air. A heavy
J market basket she carried, protected
her partially from the blow, and she
fell into an immense pile of snow. She
; escaped death, although her body was
; terribly bruised and cut. One of her
| legs was broken.
The sled continued on its mad race
1 for about 200 yards, when it again
veered toward the sidewalk. A cry
went up from the gazing multitude as
it dashed into a heavy oaken hitching
post planted near the curbstone. The
fore part of the sled was shattered, all
its occupants thrown off, auu the post
cut away like a pipe-stem. The shat
tered timber flew in every direction,
j and the sled continued several yards,
; when it came to a stop against the
: front of a brick house. The thirteen
i men were flung in every direction, and
when picked up, Addlesburger, the
pilot, and Daniel Johnson, Thomas
Springman and Michael Dolbar were
j thought to be fatally injured. Addles
i burger had his face crushed beyond |
I recognition. Johnson, aged forty-five, i
had both legs broken and was injured
internally. Springman and Dolbar \
| were also hurt internally. They can- i
not live more than twenty-four hours.
The remaining nine persons, who oe
i cupied the rear seats, escaped with
injuries from which they will doubtless
recover. The flight of the sled down
j the hill, it is thought, did not last one
uumuc,
1 "
The world is full of curious people j
who commit all sorts of actions. Here i
is Miss Bertha Deidmuller, of Wil- !
liamsburg, Long Island, fourteen years
of age. She is a somnambulist. One
night a short time since she was found
asleep on the slat of a grape arbor,
where she had climbed from her win
dow. She was resting with her head
against one of the arbor posts, and her
crossed feet propped against another
post, murmuring, “Mother; come,
mother." Her father says that last
Summer he found her on the roof of
the house twice, both times asleep, and
both times leaning against the chim
ney and gazing at the moon, murmur
ing, “Mother; come, mother.” Her1
mother died about a year ago.
At Fall River, Mass., one night re
cently, Mrs. Charles P. Stiokney had
been saturating a carpet with naphtha
preparatory to laying it over another j
one. While laying down this carpet
the stove leg came off and she pro
cured a naphtha lamp to And it. There
was an explosion, and she was imme
diately enveloped in flames. She ran
from one room to another, and fell at
the head of the stairs dead from in- i
haling the flames. Mr. Stickney’s
clothing, in his efforts to save his wife,
also caught Are. His hands are ter
ribly burned, and he may lose the use
of them.
Mr. 1). R. Locke (A'asby), who is
writing letters from the South, says:
“If I was twenty-live years old, and
had $1000 to start life with, I had
rather risk my chances in Atlanta than
any city in the xvorld. The four best
cities in this country are Toledo, Kan
sas City, Minneapolis and Atlanta.” i
A STATE PRISON IN FLAMES.
A lire broke out in tire Prison at Still
water, Minn., at 11.45 on Friday night
last, and in spite of every effort all the
buildings were destroyed. The pris
oners, including the Younger brothers,
were taken out and placed under a
strong guard in the yard. The loss is
$10,000. At 1 o,clock it became evident
that the prison was doomed, and Com
pany K of the State militia was called
upon to assist in removing the convicts.
About 330 inall were shackled together
by means of long line chains a ;d re
moved to different points in the prison
grounds. The convicts were trans
ferred with little trouble and were put
under guard.
Ihe Are was marked by an act of
great heroism by George 1*. Dodd, of
Stillwater, a member of Company K.
Immediately after the convicts hat!
been removed a cry was raised that a
man was confined in cell No. 200.
Dodd rushed into the building, and
was lost to view by a column of blind
ing smoke. In less time than it can
be recorded he had reached the cell of
the convict, who proved to be a new
man in the prison, and in a few' min
utes he returned with the rescued
prisoner.
The convicts have been housed com
fortably in an adjoining foundry, with
plenty to eat, and are thoroughly
guarded by militiamen. It will be
some time before the prison can be re
placed and be made tenantable, and
during the interim some disposition
ninef .l.. _ e .
-- Hie UU11VU5t». VtOV.
Hubbard, who is on the ground, has
telegraphed to Minneapolis and St.
Paul asking how many the county
jails in the two cities can accommodate,
and also the State Prison at Waupuni
to make arrangements for the incar
ceration of the Youngers and other
important convicts, as the county jails
are usually too untrustworthy. The
Washington county jail has accommo
dationsfor 12 only, and the question as
to what disposition can be made of
the convicts is a puzzling one.
Mr. Frederick Douglass, Recorder of
Deeds for the District of Columbia,
and formerly United States Marshal
under President H ayes, and well known
as a colored politician, was married
on Thursday evening last, to Miss
Helen M. Pitts, a white lady about 30
years old, formerly a resident of Avon,
N. \., who has been a copyist for sev
eral years in the office of Mr. Douglass.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Francis J. Grirnke, pastor of the Fif
teenth Street Presbyterian Church
(colored.) at his residence, No. 1608 R
street. There were present, besides
the contracting parties, only two wit
nesses. The first wife of Mr. Douglass,
who was a colored woman, died about
a year ago. Mr. Douglass is T3 years
of age and has daughters as old as his
present wife. The young lady is said
to be quite attractive and of medium
build, her distinguishing characteristic
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~ suit vi oiacK, curl
iug hair. It. is said that the marriage
is illegal, from the fact that there is a
law which prevents miscegenation. It
is understood the family of Miss Pitts
are much exercised over the marriage,
and that they will try to have it de
clared null and void.
J. Waxasiaker's Movement.—The
Philadelphia Press says: ‘ John Wana
inaker is, without doubt, the most
sensational, unseusational man in the
country. In his person reserved
though genial, in his advertisements,
which read as no others do, without
display, and in his whole business con
duct severely undemonstrative, some
how lie is more talked about than any
otlier man in Philadelphia, and, with
all his quiet ways, people are on the
qui vin to know what he is going to do
next. The ‘next,’ this time, is a clear
ance sale of nearly $2,000,000 worth of
goods at a large reduction. The big
advertisement of to day will hardly be
overlooked.
(Treat destitution prevails unions
the miners at work in the ore beds in
Lower Macunzie, Lehigh county, Pa.
and along the East Pennsylvania Hail
road. Their pay has recently been
cut down from seventy-live to sixty
live cents per day, and now the store
keepers refuse to give them the usual
monthly credit, demanding cash pay
ments. The contractors operating the
mines say that the reduction was
necessitated by the fall in the price of
iron. Only a few of the mines are in
operation, and as a result hundreds of
miners are idle.
Beer brewed in 1883: In New York
3it-v, 3,239,000 barrels; in Philadelphia,
1,023,000; in Milwaukee, 980,200: in St.
Louis, 943,000; in Brooklyn, 836,1X10; in
Chicago, 076,000.

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