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McCOWAM & N 1C HOLS, Editors and Publishers. _“Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may." TERMS, $1.50 per year, In advance, VOL. XXXVII, _BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14,1884. N0. 1874 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, LauM's Extra Early Peas, And every variety of seeds AT 46 Commerce St., DEALERS IN Drugs, Medicines, Paint, Oils, Varnish, Carriage Trimming, &c. ★ ★ ★ ★★★ * THE BRIDGETON * X Star Course, J k Uuder the auspices of the * * Y. M. C. A. * i—For the Season of 1883-’84.— M ~ Jf LECTURE BY * JOHN B. GOUGH, * "^Subject: Eloquence anil Orators.^" ^ Thursday, Feb. 28th. ^ ir — ^ Course Tickets, $2.00; with reserved” k, seats. $2.50. Single tickets, 50 cents. Re-«J served seats, 15 cents. Jf’ MUSIC BOXES AT REDUCED PRICES. Before closing our Philadelphia salesrooms for the season, we make considerable reduction By purchasing now wo guarantee a saving of from 25 to 40 per cent. Large shipment supe rior quality instruments just arrived. Send 2 cent stamp for circular and price list C. SAUISCHI & CO., Manufacturers, .■SAINTE CROIX, SWITZERLAND. SALESROOMS, 1018 CHESTNUT ST., Philadelphia. Pa. Opposite the Opera House. fob 7-lm Cleaning and Dyeing 32 N. Laurel St., Bridgeton, Guaranteed satisfactory. Don’t forgot tooall. All kinds of Gentlemen's Clothing, Ladies’ Coals, Dresses, Shawls, Feathers, Kid Gloves, &c., done up in a first-class manner. Prices are reasonable. Goods left with S. M. Ware, Mauricetown* A. W. Johnson, 22 High Street, Millville; Mrs’ Heritage, dressmaker. Wood street, Vineland will receive prompt attention. June 7-tf J. HNUDSON.".' WANTED. Chair Turner! One that, understands making Windsor and Settee stock. Apply to JOSIAH BUZBY, fob 7-4t. Crosswicks, N. J. LOST. A CERTIFICATE IN THE NAME OF MRS. Abigail Lake, dec’d, for twelve share's of the “Atlantic Company for the Culture of Cran berries,’’ numbering No. 28, 5 shares; No. 191, 5 shares; No. 202,1 share, have been lost, and ap plication will be made to the Secretary of said Association for re-issue of said certificate. CHAS. C. GROSSCUP, Administrator, fob 7-tf pioneer. 91.00 Per Year. Published every Thursday mominpr, at No. 00 hast Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. - .......Jl STATE NEWS. 1 It costs just $7.42 to send a message of five words from Freehold to London. Georg© G. Green, of Woodbury, has invested $50,000 in a Texas sheep ranch. Lewis Piekel, of Conklin’s Mill Hun-, terdon County, has this Winter trap ped 31 muskrats, 2 skunks and 1 coon. The Pennsylvania and Reading Rail road, it is stated, will discontinue clerical tickets after April 1st. William R. Walker, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem County, has an ewe which produced four lambs at a birth last week. The glass works at Elmer, Salem County, will resume operations with Western workmen about the middle of this month. James O’Neil, of Jobstown, Burling ton County, was fined $10 and costs, recently, for maliciously outting off a kitten’s tail. A large number of oranges have been washed ashore at Long Branch. The boat which carried them has probably gone to pieces at sea. The contract for the ereotion of sev eral large stables, at a ooBtof $27,000, at Monmouth Park, Long Branch, has u«tju signed. James Butcher, of Hancock's Bridge, Salem County, has sold 10,000 pounds of twine to the gill fishermen of that section during the past season. A. S. Barber, of the Woodbury Con stitution, who is also a practical printer, has been editor of that paper since August, 1834—nearly fifty years. The names of 230 women appear on license petitions in Atlantic City. Some fifteen or twenty appear as pro prietresses of licensed places. An illustrated pamphlet setting forth the attractions of Cape May is to be distributed throughout the United States as an advertisement. Scarlet fever is raging in New Provi dence, Union County. One death has resulted, and many cases are consid ered dangerous. The public school has been closed. Fred Douglas' first wife was a col ored woman from Salem County, named Wilmer. She was lighter than Fred, and was regarded as handsome when young. Warrants were recently issued in Atlantic City for the arrest of Richard Stellman, a livery stable keeper, and James Ward, one of his employees, charged with beating a horse with heavy lashes, cutting it about the body and cutting its tongue out, William Voorhees, aged 75 years while picking up coal on the track of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail road at Bound Brook, on Thursday, was struck by a backing ooal train and killed. The body was not discovered until several hours after the accident. Jacob Jordon, 18 years old, of Oxford Furnace, Warren County, met with an accident at Carsville, recently, by which he was instantly killed. He was at Hackettstown, and, missing the •i o (mock passenger train, attempted to jump on a coal train, when he fell under the cars. His skull was terribly fractured and one arm was cut off. For several weeks past persons have been going from all parts of the State to see the pen of hogs raised and fat tened by D. Taylor Deviney near Whiglitstown, Burlington County. They number twenty-six in all and will average over eight hundred pounds. Several of the heavier ones will weigh over one thousand pounds each. Jacob Brollblock, a fireman on an engine running on the Southern divi sion of the Jersey Central road, fell from his engine while the train was be tween Atsion and Sliamong stations, running twenty-five miles an hour. , The train ran two miles before he was missed by the engineer. He was so badly injured that his recovery is doubtful. The death is announced in Paterson of James Norris, who thirty years ago kept the original root beer shop on Broadway. In those days his root beer was patronized during the heated term by children who are now grand parents, and it was the resort of all the storekeepers and clerks on Main street. He was also an expert in fish ing tackle. The State Gazette fears that Gover ner Abbett’s warm appeal, in the Hack ensack Cemetery case, for civil rights may lead the Old Hunker Democracy of the State to regard him as a sort of political Oscar Wilde. The Monmouth Park Association has issued its announcement for 1884. There will be twenty-three days racing, and $115,000 will bo given in parses and added money. The races will begin on Friday, July 4th, and continue on Saturday 5th, and thereafter on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur days until August 23d. There will be not less than six races each day. Joseph Hohwald, convicted at Orange, of striking Hubert Kelly on the head with a hatchet, was sentenced to three years in the State Prison. After sentence he was granted a new hearing on a claim that new evidence had been discovered. When the case was called Hohwald's mother-in-law testified that Kelly had insulted her and she had struck him with a dinner pail. Kelly was unable to tell how he was hurt. Judge McCarter said he was satisfied that Hohwald had persuaded his mother-in-law to testify falsely. He therefore increased the sentence to four years imprisonment. The Paterson Guardian says that Mrs. Eliza Howard Powers, who spent a fortune during the war in caring for the sick and wounded, is now an inva lid and in needy circumstances, and who has asked the Government for $2,500, was known as the Florence Nightingale of Paterson, and it would be impossible to make adequate com pensation for the good she did. She wao uuov/iutvij' uumiug 111 mir pmuui thropy. She should have not only $2,500, but $25,000. It is a shame and a disgrace that she is allowed to suffer. The flies of the Guardian during the Avar fairly teem with the record of her good deeds. The Drum gang of thieves were sen tenced at Freehold, by Justice Wall ing to the following terms of imprison ment: John Thomas, alias John Drum, Thomas Thomas, alias Tom Drum, and Henry Jackson, alias Kitchen, all col ored, each to thirty years. Frank Reddy, alias Rusty, colored, was sen tenced to tAventy years; Patsy McGow an to ten years, and Charles D. Holmes the Red Bank incendiary, who Avas convicted on Wednesday, to ten years and to pay $1,000. All of the gang, ex cept Holmes, pleaded guilty to about fifteen indictments for robbery. Red dy pleaded not guilty at first, but af terward retracted the plea. This is the band of robbers that has terrorized Monmouth County for three years. Rev. John S. Inskip, a well-known Methodist minister, died at Ocean Grove on Sunday, from an attack of paralysis. Mr. Inskip was born Au gust 10th, 1816, in Huntington, Eng land, and came to the United States Avitli his parents when he Avas five years of age. He Avas converted in 1832 under the ministry of ReA\ Levi Scott, who Avas subsequently one of the Bishops of the Methodist Episco pal Church. Mr. Inskip was licensed to preach, and commenced traveling under the directions of the Presiding Elder in 1825. In 1836 he was received on trial into the Philadelphia M. E. Conference, and in 1845 avus transfered to the Cincinnati Conference, thence to the New York East Conference, then to the New York Conference, afterwards to the Baltimore Confer ence, from which place he was trans fered to the New Y’ork East Conference. He was for about forty-eight years an itinerant minister, and for the past ten years he has been engaged in holding national camp meetings. At the time of his death Mr. Inskip was editor of the Christian Standard, of Philadelphia, agent of the National Publishing Association, and evangelist at large. A letter was recently admitted as a will at Westminster, Md. The case was strongly contested. J. Henry Hoppe died intestate, and his estate amounted to about #180,000. Eliza Ann Byers presented to the Court a letter to herself from Hoppe, in which he said: “Ann, after my death you are to have #40,000. This you are to have, will or no will. Take care of this let ter until my death. Ann, keep this to yourself.” The paper was declared by the executors to be a forgery. The jury, after a ten day's trial, decided it genuine. Issues were taken to the Court of Appeals to determine whether the letter was a testamentary paper, and the Court decided it to be suffi cient for a will. A little six year old orphan, upon being asked to name the greatest fes tival in the church replied, “The strawberry festival.” MR. KASSON’S VIEW. Congressman John A. Kasson, of Iowa, one of the ablest Republican leaders at Washington, lectured before a Revenue Reform Club, of Brooklyn, one night last week. His subject was “Free Trade Not the International Law of the Almighty.” Mr. Kasson said that Mr. Cobden laid down the proposition that free trade is the international law of the Almighty, but that while Mr. Cobden’s idea may have been suited, to Eng land, it was by no means suited to the United States. He repudiated the teachings of the political economists Say, Ricardo, and Adam Smith, and said he would appeal from them and from the later teachings of Wells, of Summer, and of Shearman, to a book which to him was a better authority, the history of the United States. He said that the increase of emigration from free trade countries to this coun try was an evidence that protection was not considered a burden by those emigrants. He appealed to the history of agri culture and manufacture in this coun try as proof that the system of protec tion which has here prevailed is neither oppressive, unjust, nor bur densome to the people. He insisted that agriculture had become more profitable as protection increased; that the increase of manufactures from $1,800,000,000 in 1860 to $5,000, 000,000 in 1880 was due to protection; that the increase in mining, especially of coal and iron, shows that a protec live system is not injurious to the United States, whatever it may be to England; that the total increased val uation of national wealth from $16, 000,000,000 in 1860 to $43,000,000,000 in 1880 is an evidence that this country has been enabled to progress under the protective system as no other country in the world has progressed under any system. He insisted that high duties do not raise the price of manufactured goods, but ‘hat protection, by encouraging home manufactures, produces compe tition. He instanced, the progress of the silk manufacture and of iron; of cotton and woollen goods, in all of which branches, he said, production has increased and prices decreased under the protective system. It is rumored that Miss Anna Hock walt of Cincinnati, a young lady of high social connections, who was sup posed to have died suddenly on Jan. 10, was buried alive. The circum stances pf her death were peculiar. It occurred on the morning of the mar riage of her brother to Miss Emma Sohwind, at Emanuel’s Church. Miss Hockwalt was dressing for the wed ding, and had gone into the kitchen. A few moments afterward she was found sitting on a chair with her head leaning against the wall, and appar ently lifeless. Dr. Jewitt was sum moned, who, after examination pro nounced her dead. Mass was being read at the time in Emanuel's Church, and it was proposed to postpone the wedding, but Father Haline thought it best to continue, and the ceremony was concluded in gloom, with a low mass. An examination showed that Anna was of excitable, nervous tem perament, and afflicted with sympa thetic palpitation of the heart. Dr. Jewitt thought this was the cause of death. On the following day the body imurreu ill IV OOUiancl. At tile funeral several friends of Miss Hock walt noticed that her eyes had a re markably natural expression, and they could not dispel the impression that she was not dead. They spoke of this to the afflicted parents, and the idea so preyed upon them that they had the body exhumed. It is asserted that when the coffin was opened it was discovered that the body had turned upon its right side; that the hair of the head had been torn out in handfuls, and the flesh bitten from her fingers. The present year is an important one with the followers of John Wesley in this country, as it is the centennial year of American Methodism. In many churches sermons have been preached on the doctrines and pro gress of Methodism, its history and prospects. Large revival meetings are contemplated. The first American Methodist society was organized in New York City in 170G, but the general conference organization of the Method ist Episcopal Church in America was held in Baltimore in December, 1784. The Centennial Conference, therefore, will be held in Baltimore in December. There are about 8,500,000 Methodists in all branches of the denomination in the United States. The Church prop erty is valued at $70,000,000. --_J£ THE WASHINGTON WILLARDS. Caleb and Joe Willard are among the wealthiest of Washingtons wealthy men. They went there when they were boys and worked at odd jobs until they together leased a tavern which stood where Willard’s Hotel now stands. Here they kept hotel and made oceans of money. 'The Willard brothers are many times millionaires, but all their millions cannot blow the flame of brotherly love into their bo soms. Caleb hates Joe, who owns Willard’s Hotel, and Joe hates Caleb, who owns the Ebbitt House. Joe Willard is one of the characters of Washington. All sorts of stories are told about him and he is often de nominated the hermit. He lives on Fourteenth street, near the Ebbitt House, in a great briek of dirty white, which looks like a tomb with its tight ly closed blinds and its forbidding ex terior. He has a wife, but he never goes into society and he is thought by many to be a man-hater. A negro ser vant always answers the door, and it is impossible to gain admittance. Re cently I called on him at his business den. Going through a narrow pas sage over an uneven, dilapidated floor I was shown by the negro janitor up a pair of steep stairs and soon stood in the presence of Joe Willard, the millionaire. A queer looking man, with a big head covered with the whitest of white hair and the brightest black eyes that ever looked into mine, rose from an old chair as I entered. Tall, dignified and rather good looking, I thought him, and I noted his great bushy white brows overhanging his eyes, his big nose and strong jaws. "o-o ucjirauuuuuiiuiiiiu oi cuur acter. He was in a talkative mood, and, like many other rich men I know, his hobby was making money. He discoursed for an hour on Jay Gould, Vanderbilt and others, giving me in teresting passages in their career and interlarding his remarks now and then with a metallic laugh. Joe Willard's office is a peculiar place. Its wall is cracked and the old est of broken furniture stands about the room. A grate of blazing coal is framed in a wooden mantel, and on this stand is a row of fifty or sixty glass ink bottles, which cost when full of ink, perhaps five cents apiece. An old brick or two lies on the table, a broken horseshoe on another and the floor beneath has neither carpet nor rug, and age shows many a crack. On the wall above the mantel are numerous newspaper clippings about wealthy men and how they had acquired their millions. It is a curious den.—Cleve land Leader. The wife of Dr. Ernest L. R. Thomp son, a well-known physician of New Haven, Conn., was found by a domes tic lying dead in her bed one day last week. In one hand she clutched a bottle which had contained chloroform and the other pressed a handkerchief, which had been saturated with the drug, over her face. Mrs. Thompson was about 29 years of age, and was born in Baltimore, where she is highly connected. She was remarkably beau tiful when Dr. Thompson married her some years ago, and was moreover, intellectual and accomplished. With in a few years she has become a slave to the habit of taking morphine, a post-mortem examination showing that her lower limbs were covered with o, icouiuug uum u t'nucui liypu dermic injections. It is alleged that she would sell anything she could lay her hands on to procure money to purchase the drug. A few days ago she tried to induce her husband's office boy to pawn her wedding ring, and while delirious she ran down stairs in her nightdress, called in a rag peddler who was passing, and offered him some wearing apparel in exchange for money. She was in agony all the time of late, and more than once talked of self-destruction. The |1,000,000 appropriation for the improvement of the Mississippi river got the “aye” vote of Congressman Ferrell. Was it the Democratic con vention that denounced the river and harbor bill as a “steal?”—Woodbury Constitution. It is recalled in Honeoye, N. Y., where the bride of Frederick Doug lass lived in childhood, that she had to be whipped by her father, an active abolitionist, to make her kiss Douglass when he visited the family. On February 2d, the steamer Not tinghill, of 2,010 tons burden, was abandoned in the Atlantic, having had two holes stove in her hold by an iceberg. The crew were landed in N'jw York on Sunday. A TALK ON AGRICULTURE. Hon. Wm. Walter Phelps, Congress man from the 5th district, delivered an able speech before the State Board of Agriculture in the Assembly Cham ber at Trenton, a few days since. His remarkshave been highly compliment ed by the newpapers. The following is the substance of the speech:— It is agriculture that produces much of the nation’s wealth, In contrast with European nations we have spent little for agriculture. He assumed that the common doctrines of agricul ture were accepted. He would re move fences which cost twenty mil lion dollars. The fences must go. We must have good roads. They will greatly increase the value of ail farm lands. Business facilities demand good roads. Bad roads must go. Make one piece of good road every year until all are improved. We believe in trees. The forests must be spared. We believe in the economy of good farming. The land in the island of Jersey is worth $500 an acre, and we can make our State equally valuable. I say “Young man, don't go West but stay East." The West has good land, and so is popular with the emigrant. The Western farmer can introduce a change with less trouble than older communities. And he has large room to operate. He has great crops, but he is remote from markets, and the small farmer is crushed for want of facilities—or the rate is so high he cannot compete with a near market. But more than all, the loss of such homes as are found in the East: his life is a struggle for ex istence. Our manufacturers talk of trades’ unions, but New Jersey is twenty-third in the list of States growing wheat. Agricultural interest are well shown in Burlington county. The farms of the county are worth more than any other interests; and while the average value of farm lands in the United State is $19.02, the value in New Jer ocjr id fuu.i-j txu. o.i3i tr. yji again, Lilt; average horse is worth only $20.59; the horse in New Jersey averages $99.48. The cow in general is worth only $20.31, while in New Jersey she is worth$39.G3. Andsooftheotherdomes tic animals. The land of New Jersey is worth more per acre, and the products per acre are more valuable than in any other State. If you look for cheap land, it can still be found in Southern New Jersey. The farmer who wants cheap lands need not go West. Rail road facilities increase the value of Western lands, but New Jersey stands as well in railroad facilities as the West. Easy as the Western prairie is to work. New Jersey is equally easy to cultivate. Newark, and Paterson, and Jersey City, and Trenton, in the State, with New York on one side and Philadelphia on the other, furnish markets unrivaled by any other State. Then the facilities for improvement from advantages furnished in these large cities, with the great daily and weekly papers as educators in all lines of progress, are now within our reach. Then why is farming depressed? It comes from the changes in the modes of culture obtaining currency in our experience. The facility to 'change agricultural modes and products is one of the charms of the farm to-day, and which attracts the emigrant to our shores. The reason why our Jersey farms are so small in proportion to other in dustries is, that there are so many other employments that are profitable; and in turn it works to the advantage of the farmer by reducing the compe tition among the tillers of the soiL Each farm aud each farmer alike show values to land and products of labor in an inverse ratio to their numbers of acres or farm laborers. It is greatly to the advantage of the farmer to have his corn and cotton used at home, and so save the cost of having the raw ma terial carried abroad to be brought back aud sold to him in the manufac tured article. Free trade theories he considered at war with the interest of the farmer as wellas the manufacturer. The indirect benefits are also greatly in favor of the farmer, who now sells ninty-two per cent, of his crop for con sumption at home. The more there are engaged in manufacturing the less the competition of farmers in the mar kets and consequently the increase in rtcionc r\f nil fnrm nmtlnntc Tim eign market is less to the farmer than the manufacturer. It is to his inter est to have his products consumed at home. We need foreign markets only for our surplus of 8 per cent, of our products. So goes on the law of de velopment, distribution and adjust ment. At the start great profits, after ward more equal distribution among the many to the loss of the few. The free trade theory must go. He closed by recapitulating the points he had made in favor of the Jersey farmers. We come to the conclusion that our children need not go West, or any where else, to reach a consummation devoutly to be wished. Happy is the State where peace and comfort'quench the fires of ambition. Mr. Hoyt, a Methodist minister, at tending conference at Statesville, N. C. a short time ago was asked by a strnn ger who met him on the street to go a little distance and pray with a dying man. Instantly responding to the re quest, Mr. Hoyt was led to an obscure place and shown the person said to be dying, who was lying in tlio street. Upon kneeling to" pray with and for the prostrate man, the preacher was seized around the neck by the alleged sufferer and held while the confederate | robbed him of about £400 in money and what valuables he had on liis person. Mr. Hoyt had the money to turn over to the conference, with liis annual report of collections ,for ' various purposes.