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VOL. XXXVI. BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1884. NO. 1873
PURE!
FRESH!
RELIABLE!
Garden Seed
FOR
Early Planting. -
We can furnish any variety of
seeds from any of the Seed
Growers in the country', at their
prices, delivered here either in
large or small quantities.
CABBAGE, TOMATOES,
EARLY PEAS,
LanM's Extra Early Peas,
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And every variety of seeds
AT
46 Commerce St.,
DEALERS IN
Drugs, Medicines, Paint,
Oils, Varnish,
Carriage Trimming, &c.
REMOVAL!
GEO. LAWRENCE’S
IROIT
AND
Has been removed
From No. 13 to 43 S. Laurel
Street, Bridgeton,
Where he has laid in a new and larpe stock of
Iron & Steel of all kinds
Ami a general lino of
Carriage Makers’Material
Such as
Felloes, Hubbs, Spokes, Shaft?
Poles & Carriage Trimmings.
>ATENT WHEELS A SPECIALTY
I believe I can sell you the best Patent Wheel
in South Jersey, for the money. 1 shall also
keep a general line of
-IH: ARDWAREp
All of which I shall offer low for cash,
sep 20-6m GEO. LAWRENCE.
NEW
Fruit Store.
M. C. ENGLISH,
Dealer in
No. 36 South Laurel St, Bridgeton.
Call and see the new stock, fresh from the city
markets. Louis Gahre’s old stand, next to
Moore’s Opera House. jan 24-tf
FERRY’S
SEED ANNUAL!
FOR 1884.
Will be mailed FREE to all applicants and to
customers o_ last year without ordering it. It
contains illustrations, prices, descriptions and
directions for planting all Vegetable and Flower
Seeds, Plants, etc. Invaluable to all.
D. M. FERRY & CO., MKF
fob 1- flteow
fJMje pioneer.
#1.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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STATE NEWS.
Seventy shares of Salem Hank stock
sold on the 18th at *104.50 to $105.
Par value $50.
The late storm caused a loss of $125,
550 along the beach, from Long Branch
pier to Highlands.
The lunatic asylum at Morris Plains
consumes 4,000 tons of coal a year; an
average of 11 tons a day.
Captain H. Bowen, of Atlantic City,
fishes for cod fish with lines on which
are over four thousand hooks.
A new industry at Hammonton,
Atlantic County, is the cutting of um
brella sticks for New York and Phila
delphia dealers.
Atlantic County’s four sheriffs im
mediately preceding the present in
cumbent, each advertised his prede
cessor's property at public sale.
The Monmouth County agricultural
society is the first to announce its an
nual fair, which is to be held at Free
hold, on Sep. 9th, 10th 11th, and 12th.
Frank Holluiu and Edward Pier, the
two boys who found the body of Chas.
Delmonico on the Orange mountain,
Essex Co., have received the reward
of $500 offered by the relatives.
The proprietors of the sugar planta
tion at Rio Grande, Cape May County,
are renting adjacent farms, on which
to raise sugar cane. They pay a rental
of $10 per acre.
The Bible upon which Governor Ab
bett took the oath of office, was pre
sented to Miss Mary Abbett. the Gov
ernor’s only daughter, by Assembly
man Jenkins of the inauguration com
mittee.
The Passaic rolling mill company, at
Paterson, is about to go to work on the
iron for an elevated road fivTe miles
long in Hoboken. The new road will
be operated by cables, and will be all
built during the coming summer.
John Speer, of Sea Isle City, has a
dog that, when hungry, goes down to
the beach and digs for clams. When
he has found one, he tosses it into the
air to break the shell, after which he
eats it.
William Wheaton, of Pennsville,
Salem County, has a storehouse situ
ated on the river bank. Recently a
board became loosened and allowed
about one hundred bushels of corn to
slide into the river.
The iron pier at Long Branch, sixty
feet of which was torn away by the
recent storm, will be rebuilt, The
south pavilion, which was owned by
tlieLelands, and which was completely
destroyed.will also be rebuilt.
The Reform Club of Newton, Sussex
County, has resolved that a list of the
names of the signers of applications
for hotel licenses be published in the
county papers at each term of court,
beginning with the April term.
The Atco.Burlington Co..cl hrs works
is progressing steadily, the flattening
house is finished and work has begun
on the factory. The grassblowers do
not think things will be ready to put
the lire in until summer.
A great scarcity of eggs prevails in
Camden County, and the greatest diffi
culty is experienced by those having
incubators to supply material for the
production of the feathered bipeds.
Eggs are very scarce at lift y cents per
dozen.
Morristown, Morris Co., has a brass
band which has just celebrated its
twenty-first anniversary. During the
whole period it has been under the
leadership of William Becker. Only
three of the original members now re
main.
Joseph A. Halsey, father of Hon.
George A. Halsey, died at his residence
in Newark, Sunday evening, aged 1)0
years. He was President of the Me
chanics’ Bank at the time it went into
bankruptcy, having been elected to
that position in 183(1. He was highly
respected by the community in which
he lived.
The principal of the high school in
Ocean Grove lias been considerably
annoyed of late, by the mysterious dis
appearance of cloaks, etc., belonging
to the teachers and pupils, and all
efforts to discover the thief, were un
successful until recently, when a clue
was followed up and the suspected
person found with some of the stolen
property in her possession. Her name
is Derwin, and she is a singer in a
church choir.
Sarah Johnson, a colored woman,
stole four hundred dollars from her
New York employer, a few days ago,
and came to New Jersey. She was
traced to Plainfield, where she was
found recently in male attire, and liv
ing as the husband of a colored Plain
field woman.
The State of New Jersey has pur
chased for the use of the asylum at
Morris Plains, fifty-three acres of the
Vail farm, adjoining lands of the asy
lum, and running down to Mr. Jaqui’s
pond. It is to be used for cultivation,
and for the purpose of facilitating
drainage.
There are 404 convicts at the State
Prison in the employ of the contract
ors, engaged in the manufacture of
boots and shoes, shirts, collars, cuffs,
whips and buttons, and in the laundry
of Downs & Finch. None of the
branches of industry employ over 100
convicts, as provided by law.
At an early hour a few days since,
Gilbert Hayes, an old man, said to be
73 years of age, fell from the window in
an upper story of the residence of his
son-in-law, at Camden, and crashing
through the grape arbor, received in
juries that resulted in his death a few
hours later.
John Meyers, of Delaware Station,
Warren County, who conducts a ferry
across the Delaware at that place, has
const! uuLtru a leiiipumry uriage ultosb
the ice, and foot passengers and teams
cross without charge. Over 3,000 feet
of lumber were used in the bridge,
which covers the unfrozen channel of
the river.
Another large invoice of Western
quail was received last week at the
headquarters of the New Jersey Game
and Fish Protective Society, in Plain
field, which will be cared for until
Spring, when they will be turned loose
for stocking purposes, together with
several hundred already on hand for
the above mentioned object.
The Grand Lodge of Masons of the
State has authorized Grand Mastei
Velislage, Grand Treasurer Bechte’
and Grand Secretary Hough to invest
?o,OOU in the stock of the new Masonic
Temple association of Trenton. Mr.
Hough is the oldest grand officer in
the country, having held the office
of grand secretary for forty-two years.
The game preserve of Pierre Lorril
lard, at Jobstown, Burlington County,
is well stocked, with Indian Territory
quail (over 1,500), English pheasants,
prairie chickens, rabbits, &c. The
game keepers are much troubled with
hawks, which prey upon the game
birds, and it is necessary to keep two
j persons continually on the premises
to shoot the hawks.
E. C. Knight, of Philadelphia, has
purchased about 500 acres of land near
Collingswood, on the line of the Cam
den and Atlantic Itailroad, and intends
setting apart a portion of it as a park,
I which will be used as an excursion
ground for Sunday schools, societies,
&c. The grounds are to be enclosed,
and improvements will beimmediately
commenced.
The sale of the Semple cotton mills
at Mount Holly has been postponed to
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I tual Life Insnrance Company and
JolinsonA McCandless,of Philadelphia,
hold mortgages of £75,000 against the
property. The adjournment was made
to allow the latter firm time to organ
ize a stock company and purchase the
property.
Mrs. Louisa Helm, a ^German, aged
50 years, of Paterson, applied early on
Wednesday morning of last week at
I the station of the Delaware, Lacka
1 wana and Western Railroad in that
city, for a ticket for Boontou. Not
having money enough to pay for it,
she started along the track toward
home as she said. A few minutes later
she was struck by the 7:30 accommo
dation train and instantly killed. She
was said to be somewhat eccentric.
Some people will have their faith in a
I popular talisman destroyed, by learu
I **ig that in a bag suspended from her
I neck was a chicken’s wishbone.
The Atlantic County Temperance
Alliance is publishing a list of the ap
plications for license to sell liquors in
| Atlantic City, together with the names
I of the signers of the petitions. There
| are one hundred and fifty-three appli
cations, and about one-third of the
signess are nonresidents, many of
whom own no property in the State:
a large number of names appear on
two or more petitions, which is a mis
demeanor punished by a fine of £10:
other names are used without the con
sent of the persons, and various other
irregularities exist, The Alliance will
investigate all these cases, prosecute
wilful violators, and have the law
strictly enforced hereafter.
Nine of the iron girders which broke
away from the Bong Branch pier dur
ing the recent storm were found at
Monmouth Beach, a mile and a half
north of the pier. The large timbers
to which they were attached prevented
them from going to the bottom.
Several nailers from Oxford, Warren
County, who were enticed to Oakland,
Cal., by offers of increased wages, are
dissatisfied. Their wages has been re
cently reduced 18J per cent., and the
company has failed to keep the agree
ment entered into. They have sent
notice to friends in Oxford to keep
away from Oakland, where house
rents are from $22 to $30 a month, coal
$15 a ton, wood $15 a cord, butter 50
cents a pound, and other things pro
portionately high.
George Guenther, who was buried
at Newark recently, was nearly 107
years old. He was born in Baden, and
spent his youth in his native land.
The old man was a member of the army
ofNapoleon I.. and took part in the cam
paigns of Spain and Russia. He fol
lowed the profession of arms for thirty
two years. Many years ago he came
I to America and settled in Newark.
He leaves four living children, thirty
two grandchildren, and seven great
grandchildren.
I T)n;.Bb AiTr_ i i
•*- ^ AAM.1 M. MU3 UCC11 1UUUU
guilty, at Paterson, of shooting Mrs.
Nellie Fullalove, with intent to kill,
on November 23d, 1883. The verdict
was accompanied by a recommenda
tion to mercy. By a singular over
j sight the only actual witness of the
shooting, an intellgent lad of 12 years,
who knew O’Hara very well, was not
produced, either before the Grand
Jury or on trial. O’Hara is liable to
10 years in the State Prison or $1,000
fine, or both.
A young man from Bridgeport, Bur
lington County, had a very hot en
counter with six otters the other day.
While crossing a point of swamp his
dogs got into a fight with them: he
went to their assistance, but not hav
ing any gun they were too much for
him, and after fighting until nearly
exhausted he ran home and got a gun,
leaving the dogs with them. AVhen
he got back he only found one, which
he speedily dispatched. The dogs
were so near used up they would not
follow the others. He says that he
could have killed all six at first had he
had his gun.
Rector, the pure St. Bernard dog
recently owned by E. R. Hearn, of
Passaic, Passaic Co., has been pur
chased by Joseph K. Emmett, the
actor, the price paid being $4,000.
This is the largest sum ever paid for a
dog. AVhen placed under the stand
ard used for measuring horses Rector
touches the bar with his shoulders
when elevated to a little over thirty
four inches. He has a brindled head
and a brindled and white body, and,
what is remarkable in a dog of such
proportions, he stands as straight on
his legs as a terrier, and carries his 19a
pounds of bone and muscle with sur
prising activity. He is the largest dog
! in the world.
A successful lot of fishermen, of
Dover, Morris County, returned home
recently with a fine lot of fish, among
which was one pickerel with an un
usually distended body. In the prepj
aration for a supper at Jolley’s Hotel
the same evening, this fish was opened
and inside of him was found a large
sunfish nearly as broad as the one that
inclosed it. But the strangest part of
all is that the sunfish was still alive,
and on being placed in a pail of water
continued to swim around in it till the
following day. The phenomenon
caused Peter Hill, the porter to exclaim
that “he knowed now, for shuah, dat
Jonah was able to keep alive in de
whale's belly.”
The Grand Army of the Republic,
Department of New Jersey, ended its
annual encampment in Trenton, Thurs
day. The chief business done was the
election of officers. There was an
exciting contest over the office of de
partment commander, which resulted
in the election of H. N. Nevins, of Red
Bank, after several ballots. The other
officers elected were: senior vice-com
mander, W. B. E. Miller; junior vice
commander, Samuel N. Rockhill, Bor
dentown; assistant adjutant-general,
J. A. Wheeler, Red Bank; chaplain,
J. H. Harpster, Trenton; delegates to
the National Encampment, J. K. Win
sickle, at large, and E. C. Stahl, Tren
ton, C. H. Benson, Jersey City, H. J.
Hartshorne, Camden, C. A. Bell,
Orange, C. H. Merritt, Mount Holly;
council of administration, Charles Bur
roughs, Paterson, A. M. Way, New
Brunswick, E. H. Wills, Atlantic City,
J. E. Hicks, Bridgeton, F. W. Sullivan,
Newark.
A SACRELIGIOUS FEAST.
The country folks of Jenkintown,
Pa., and vicinity, are greatly shocked
by the swift taking off of Lemuel
Thomas, sixty years of age, an old car
penter of that place, under very pecu
liar circumstances. Many believe that
the man’s death was a visitation of
Divine wrath for a blasphemous and
irreverent feast which Thomas and his
friends indulged in recently, and at
which the deceased presided.
Thomas rarely attended church, and
was noted for his pronounced disre
gard of religion. His wife died many
years ago, leaving several children,
some of whom are now grown up. The
supper was given at Coltman’s Hotel,
and was opened by Thomas with a
mock prayer, which was uttered amid
the cracking of jokes and shouts of
laughter. After they had been seated
a short time one of the men said that
the reunion, on account of there being
thirteen present, was suggestive of the
Last Supper. This was received with
yells of delight, and Thomas presently
proclaimed that he was the Saviour,
and charged one of the roysterers with
being Judas Iscariot. It is claimed
that he next broke some bread in
pieces and distributed it, with glasses
of beer, among the guests in mockery
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In the midst of this sacrilegious per
formance, Thomas suddenly paled, and
rising with difficulty, said: “I must
vacate the chair, boys. You must get
some other President. I am going
home.” He went to his bed and died
of paralysis of the heart.
Verona is a straggling little hamlet
on the west side of the Orange Moun
tain, Essex Co., near Caldwell Peni
tentiary. The residents are farmers
and milkmen. All the men, with few
exceptions, are away from home the
greater part of the day. But since a
week or so ago the place has been un
usually lonesome, for the women and
children have kept indoors through
fear of a lunatic who has called at
houses at all hours1 of the day and
night. He was at first a guest at the
residence of Mr. Gillr^av an old friend.
He was known as ioiris, a German
farm hand, and he has been nearly
crazed by the loss of $35. Mr. Gillman
found him in the kitchen last Sunday
night brandishing a knife and making
threats, but he ran away. Mr. A. G.
Jacobs said that on 2 o'clock Sunday
morning Chris rang his door bell but
was frightened away and ran into the
woods. He is wandering about the
mountains with a large knife in his
possession, and if he is not captured
soon he may inflict injury upon some
person. For that reason the women
and children keep the doors and win
dows locked and barred. In fact, the
women in Verona and vicinity are in a
state of siege.
The proposition to celebrate, in 1892,
the four hundredth anniversary of the
discovery of America by Christopher
Columbus excites approval, although
the idea of the King of Spain, that the
ceremonies ought to be held in his
country, is not at all relished. The In
uepinuim mis some letters outlie sub
ject. Admiral Porter says that New
York, “the metropolis of commerce,
arts, and science, and the great em
porium of all that is wonderful on
this continent,” seems to be the
proper place. Mark Hopkins is not
sure that any celebration is essential,
but this city is the right spot for one.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson favors
a procession of ships from the landing
place of Columbus, if anybody can
identify it, to New York; harbor.
Charles Dudley Warner would like to
see Columbus’s remains removed to
this country; but he confesses a luke
warmness as to glorifying a man who
“never saw America, and never be
lieved he had found it.” S. Iremeus
Prime advises a world’s convention in
the interest of universal peace.
Col. James M. Scovel, who wrote to
Hon. Roscoe Conkling for information
as to his choice for the Presidency, re
ceived the following answer:
The lion. James JI. Scovel.
My Dear Sir—Your kindness tow
ard me is phenomenal and much es
teemed. Your pleasant words came
evidently from the heart—there is no
other place from which such words, in
such a case, could come. Many thanks.
When the Persian Embassy was
about to take leave of the Grecian
Court, once in olden time, they asked
and received some message from each
of the personages present. When the
turn of Zeno came he said: "Tell your
master that you saw a gray-haired old
man in Athens who knew enough to
hold his tongue.”
Please ascribe to my admiration for
Zeno and his teachings my silence
touching your forecast of my action
in the politics of the future. Cordi
ally yours,
Roscoe Conkling.
THE CHILD LABOR REPORT.
Inspector of Child Labor, Lawrence
T. Fell, who was appointed under an
act passed in 1883 prohibiting the em
ployment of children in factories and
workshops, has submitted the first an
nual report. The law went into oper
ation on July 1, 1883. According to
the census of 1880 there were over 12,
000 children and youths employed in
7,000 manufactories and workshops in
New Jersey. The Inspector thinks
that these figures are much below the
actual number employed when he en
tered upon his duties. While Essex
County contained the most manufac
tories. Passaic County employed the
most children in manual lador. Every
where he found that the child labor
system had left indelible traces of
mental and physical degradation, and
everywhere he saw prematurely old
faces and dwarfed forms as its results.
Young girls from being employed at
an early age and for long hours were
physical wrecks. The illiteracy of
children in the factories was positively
shocking. Many of them had never
been inside a schoolroom. Not a few
were unable to give the name of the
State in which their homes were.
Others had no conception of right or
wrontr.
The Inspector found that child labor
increased in greater ratio than adult
labor, and with its increase the wages
of adult labor were diminished. With
reduced means of living, parents were
frequently compelled, in order to main
tain their homes, to put their tender
children to work. The evil thus grew
with what it fed upon. There was a
prevailing tendency to buy cheap
labor, no matter what the effect upon
society, and child labor was sought for.
Some manufacturers complied with
the law while others treated it with
indifference. Many manufacturers
were heartily in favor of the law, but
objected to a partial enforcement as
injurious to those who obeyed it.
There manufacturers favored compul
sory education as a necessary part of a
system of child labor prohibition.
Inspector Fell says the law is prac
tically inoperative because of inade
quate provision for its enforcement.
It has been impossible for him to visit
any but the principal factories, and he
thinks that not less than three inspect
ors are required. He advises that
these inspectors be called workshop
inspectors, as in England, and that
they be charged with the enforcement
of all labor laws. Compulsory educa
tion should require the attendance at
school of children between the ages of
seven and twelve years, for at least
twenty weeks each year, and of all
children between the ages of twelve
and fifteen years for at least twelve
weeks each year. In Xew Jersey
nearly thirty-three years ago an act
was passed prohibiting the employ
ment of children under ten years of
age, and for minors for more than ten
hours per day. The Inspector remarks
that “it is scarcely to the credit of our
State that thirty-three years after its
passage feeble young girls under six
teen years of age and children almost
too young for school should be found
toiling in our manufacturing establish
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The Philadelphia Record says: What
John Wanamaker means, he says; and
what he says, he stands up to. When
he offers nearly £2,000.000 of goods at
heavy reduction from former prices,
those who know something of his
enormous business will understand
there is no catch or trick, but every
reduction named is bona fide, exactly
as stated. This fact is the biggest end
of his working capital; and lie’s not
the man to throw it away. People
will get the bargains named in the big
advertisement to-day, and he will sell
the goods. That’s just what there is
of it.
Thirty years ago a peddler made his
appearance in Pittsburgh under the
name of John Foley. He was indus
trious, but seemingly poor. He died
about a year ago at the age of 80.
His estate was found to be worth
about £23,000, and his will developed
the fact that his right name was John
Johnson. He left his property to four
children, wherever they could be
found. The search for the heirs was
for a long time unavailing, but it has
at length resulted in the discovery of
some of them. Why Johnson left Ire
land and how he got his wealth remain
a mystery.
An Iowa boy, aged 15, worked a
month for the doctor of the neighbor
hood, and was given, instead of the ten
dollars which he expected, a receipted
hill for the professional services which
the doctor had rendered on the ■>
casion of his birth. Co

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