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HcCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS, S1.S0 per year, In advance. VOL. XXXVII,_ BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21,1884. N0.1875 ionecr. •1.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. MASTER’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE! By virtue of an order for sale, mode in the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, in a parti tion suit in said Court dopendinu, wherein Alexander H, Sharp is complainant, and Ed ward s. Sharp and others are defendants, and to me directed, 1 will sell at public Vendue, on SATURDAY, March ist, 1884 between the hours of 12 o’clock, noon, and 5 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, to wit: at 2 o’clock P. M.. of said day, in front of the store of Francis Lee, iu the village of Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, N. J., all those certain tracts or parcels of land situate in the townshin of Maurice River, County of Cumberland, and State of New Jersey, bounded and described as follows: No. 1. Beginning at low water mark on Mau rice river, in the line of a cross bank, thence North 58 degrees East to the top of the tide bank at a point where the cross-bank joining meadow which was conveyed to Joshua Brick byJosiah M. lteoves and wife; thence along the middle of said cross-bank North 58 degrees East 5 chains to the tide bank in Manumuskin creek: thence to low water mark in said Manu muskin creek; thence along said creek its sev eral courses to the beginning, containing 14 acres of meadow land, be the same more or less. No. 2. Begins at low water mark on Maurice river at the corner of Gideon Biggs’ lot which he purchased of Joseph Getsinger, bounding on said Biirtrs* line alnnir a dif<*h smith r»n <l.L ?rees East 10 chains and 87 links measuring rom the top of the bank to a stake in Ferry lane; thence along said lane North 45 degrees and 25 minutes East (5 chains and 76 links to a stake, corner to a lot which the said Getsinger sold to Elva Edwards* thence bounding on the line thereof North 50 degrees West 12 chains and 50 links to a stone in the top of the bank; thence the same course to low water mark or Maurice Hiver; thenco down the same bound ing on low water mark the several courses thereof to the place of beginning, containing 8 acres of meadow land besides the liats outside the bank, be the same more or less. No. 3. Beginning at a stone for a oorner to lands of Samuel Mayhew and William Sanford, where Jacob Coombs’ land intersects the middle of the road that leads from Port Elizabeth to Brieksboro’, and runs from thence along the middle of the said road North 16 degrees and 4 minutes West 10 chains and 57 links to a stake corner to lands of Charles Brown; then«e South 88 degrees and 25 minutes West 5 chains and 4 links to a stake for a corner; thence South 14?£ degrees East 4 chains and 60 links to a stake for a corner; thence South 86,degrees West 2 chains and 73 links to a stone corner to Elva Edwards’ land; thence South 15 degrees and 50 minutes East 12 chains and 8 links to a stake in Jacob Coombs’ line in the middle of the road that leads from Port Elizabeth to the Ferry over Maurice river; thence along the middle of said road North 44 degrees and 25 minutes, East 8 chains and 81) links to the beginning, con taining 1) 21-100 acres of land, be the same more or less—this last being the same tract of land that Thomas Shaw and wife conveyed to Jacob T. Sharp by deed dated December 13tli, 1877, and recorded in Book 151, page 633, in the Clerk’s Office of the County of Cumberland. Conditions made known at sale. JAMES H. NIXON, Special Master in Chancery. Alfred Flanders, Solicitor. jan 31-ts LARGE SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. Will be sold at Public Sale, Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 1884, On the premises of the subscriber, in Hopewell township, on the road leading from Columbia Corner to More’s Mill, about two miles north east of Shiloh, all the following described Stock and Farming Utensils: SIX HEAD OF HORSES, 1 blood lliiv Hnrsi' Itlurk iinintu If! !L1 hands high, coining live years old,M»®NO broke single and double, kind and gen tit*; 1 dark bay Horse, coming Si years old, a good driver; 1 bay Horse coming 13 years old; 1 brown Horse, coming 12 years old; 1 brown Mare, coining 14 years old, with foal; 1 brown Filly, 10 months old. ® ;SEVENTEEN HEAD OF CATTLE. Most of these are Western Heifers.two and three years old, all coining into protit soon; four good Cows, 1 Bull, EIGHT HANDSOME 8HOATS, y—.. Chester White stock; one Hog. FARMING UTENSILS, &e. 3 plantation wagons 1 new, 1 low wheel Wagon my own make, in good order; 1 old Carriage, 1 spring wagon with hounds, 1 set second-hand light wheels and arms. Wood twine binder in good order. Farmer’s Friend wheat drill, Wood mower, steel tooth sulkey horse rake, fan mill, corn shelter, 4 two-horse plows, Syracuse iron beam, 1-horse plow, 2 double corn plows, gang plow, II fallow harrows, corn harrow, 4 hoe har rows, corn marker, corn coverer, 2 sets half chain harness, set double carriage harness, set single harness, lly nets, collars, bridles, lines, halters, blankets, swinglctrecs and oveners of different sizes, riding saddle and bridles, 2 wheel barrows 2 sets hay shelvings, hay rope, eighteen feet ladder, grain cradle, forks, shovels, hoes, chains, oil rain cask, vinegar by the barrel, grain bags and sacks, marl body, marl sides and bottom, corn sides, good grindstone and bench, patent beam, small patent pulleys and rope, 2 large iron pots, and many articles not men tioned—in fact, everything necessary to carry on farming. Also corn in the ear by the bushel (70 pounds), oats by the bushel, Burbank and Peerless pota toes by the bushel, second size potatoes, hay by the ton, clover seed by the bushel. HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Bedsteads, tables, large cooking stove, ten-plate stove, small stove, sausage cutter and stuffer, lard press, settee, oak meat cask, bath tub, and other articles not enumerated. Sale will take place at 11 o’clock, A. M., sharp, and will be positive. CONDITIONS.—Sums of $10 and under, cash; under $50 and over $10, six months’ credit; over $50, one year’s credit, with note payable in Cumberland National Bank, with approved se curity, interest after sixty days. JOHN ll.McGALLIARD. E. L. Matlack, Auctioneer, Geo. T. McGalliakd. Clerk. feb 14-ts LOST. A CERTIFICATE IN THE NAME OF MRS. Abigail Lake, dec’d, for twelve shares of the “Atlantic Company for the Culture of Cran berries,” numbering No. 23, 5 shares; No. 101, 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. UUOSSCUP, Administrator, fob 7-tf APCNTC wanted for The Lives of all the A Ll 11 ll Id Presidents of the U. 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. Hali.ett Book Co., Portland, Me. dec 27-tf Administrator’s Sale OF REAL ESTATE The subscriber, administrator, &c., of Jacob T. Sharp, dec'd., by virtue of an order of the Cumberland County Orphan’s Court, dated Jan. 2, 1884, will expose to sale by Public Vendue, On Saturday, March 8th, 1884, in front of the hotel of Jackson Briant, in the eity of Bridgeton, N. J., between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, to wit, at 2 P. M., all the following described lots, tracts or pieces of land and premises lying in the said county of Cumberland, and luto the property of said Jacob T. Sharp, viz.: No. 1 A tract of 39 65-100acres in Landis town ship, purchased by said Jacob T. Sharp from Moses R. Shalters and Samuel Ray, by deed, recorded in Cumberland County Clerk’s Office, in book I). C. of deeds, folio 29, &c. No. 2 A tract of meadow near Pert Elizabeth, of 1 50-100 acres, purchased from Fithian Sim mons and al. No. 3 A tract of meadow near Port Elizabeth, of 2 acres, purchased from Isaac Sheppard, by deed recorded as aforesaid, in book No. 151 of deeds, folio 631, &c. No. 4 A tract of land in Landis township, of 15 acres, purchased from Samuel Peacock, sher iff. by deed recorded as aforesaid in book C2 of deeds, folio 399, &c. No. 5 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of 119-100 acres, purchased of Anna E. Barrett and others, by deed dated November 24,1877. No. 0 A tract of land in Landis township, of 10 acres, purchased from James L. Wilson, sher iff, by deed recorded as aforesaid, in Book No. 13* of deeds, folio 446, &c. No. 7 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of 22 50-100 acres, purchased from Daniel M. Loper and al., by deed record ed as aforesaid in book C. B. cc deeds, folio 187, &c. No. 8 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of 2 10-100 acres, purchased from Thomas C. Burd sall and al., by deed dated May 9, 1878. No. 9 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of about 1 acre, known as the “Lime Kiln Lot,” purchased from Hannah E. Willets, by deed dated November 21,1876. Conditions at sale. EDWARD S. SHARP, Administrator, &c., of Jaoob T. Sharp, dee. IUU i-lo PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court of the County of Cumberland, made on the Eighth day of January, 1884, the subscribers, commissioners, appointed by said Court, will sell at Public Sale On Saturday, March 22d, 1884, At the Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of Bridgeton, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the DWELLING HOUSE AND LOT No, 155, situato on the East side of Bank street in the said city of Bridgeton, County of Cum berland, adjoining land of Henry Bowen on the North, and land of Somers C. Weeks on the South, having a front on said Bank street of about 40 feet, and being about 90 feet deep. THE HOUSE CONTAINS SIX ROOMS, And is in excellent repair. For conditions apply to either of the under signed, JOHN WESTCOTT, ' SAMUEL F. MOORE, DANIEL B. MAYHEW, Dated Jan. 10,1884. Commissioners, feb 21-5t Administrators’ Sale OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court of the County of Cumberland, made on the Twentieth day of July, 1883, the subscribers, administrators, will sell at Public Sale, On Saturday, March 22d, 1884, At the hotel of Jackson Briant, in the ciiy ol Bridgeton, at two o’clock in the afternoon, all the following described Real Estate, late the property of Elijah Gould, situate in the town ship of Fairfield, County of Cumberland, and State of New Jersey. No. 1 Is about TWELVE ACRES OF FARM LAND, v/ii mi- uuutvBiiuiLMii aim iitirum routis, auoui; two miles from Bridgeton. No. 2 Is about FOUR OR FIVE ACRES OF LAND, On the Gouldtown Road, adjoining lands of Andrew Gould and others. On the premises are a house and barn. No. 3 Is a lot of Cedar Swamp in Lebanon Swamp. Persons desiring to see the property, can do so by calling on either of the subscribers. ANDREW GOULD, ABIJAH GOULD, Jr., feb 21-ts Administrators. PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court of the County of Cumberland, made on the Second day of January, 1884, the subscribers, commissioners appointed by said Court, will sell at Public Sale On Saturday, March 2 2d, 1884, At the Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of Bridgeton, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the South side of that DOUBLE DWELLING HOUSE And Lot No. 145, situate on the East side of North Pearl street, __ in said City of Bridgeton, Coun ty of Cumberland, adjoining land of the Pearl Street Baptist Church on the South, and the house and lot of Edmund lioork on the North, having a front on said Pearl street of about 25 feet, and being about 118 feet deep. THE HOUSE CONTAINS SEVEN ROOMS, And is in a desirable location and neighborhood. For conditions apply to either of the under signed. ISAAC D. WOODRUFF, SAMUEL F. MOORE, DANIEL B. MAYHEW, Dated Jan. 10, 1884. Commissioners, feb 21 -5t FOR SALE. business;located in Gloucester county, near the Railroad. A bargain. Address, feb 21-2t Box 05, Vineland. N. J. NOTICE. rpif e annual meeting of the mem _L bors of the Cumberland Mutual Fire Insur ance Company and an election for Directors to servi; for iheensulnsr year, will be belli at the olHce of the Company, in Hrlilireton, on Thurs day, the Thirteenth day of March next, 1884, t’rtwern the hours of 11 o’clock A. M..an(l noon of said day. H. 11. LUl'TON, Ilrldjfeton, Feb. 18, 1884. Secretary, feb 21-4t STATE NEWS. Unusually large flocks of wild geese are now reported on the Jersey side of Delaware Bay. Captain William Robinson, of Abse con, has assisted in killing ten foxes this Winter. At Townsend’s Inlet,Cape May Coun ty, a woman has a record of having eaten 12 large onions. Rev. Isaac Wilson, formerly of Vine land, has been engaged to preach at the new church at Sea Isle City. From 20 hens Thomas Vanzant, of South Seaville, Cape May County, re ceived 2,700 eggs last year. William Sergeant, a Flemington fisherman, caught forty-nine suckers with hook and line, one day last week. Justice Weiss, of Paterson has been commissioned by the German Govern ment to hunt up deserters from the German army. Asbury Park’s artesian well has reached a depth of 303 feet. Water is now flowing at the rate of thirty gal lons per minute. St. John’s Roman Catholic Church at Paterson, was robbed on Tuesday night, of a cicorium and other articles about the altar. Lewis Edwards and a companion speared six bushels of eels at Dennis Creek landing. Cnne Afnv f!r*nnt v r\n a recent Saturday. A Rahway girl has a record of hav ing eaten thirty-five griddle-cakes in a match recently. Her opponent with drew on his fourteenth. Colonel Charles Duffy will manage Congress Hall, Cape May, next season, and Colonel Cake, formerly of Congress Hall, will manage the Stockton. Azaturia, the horse disease which has obtained a firm foothold in Cam den, is spreading to the neighboring counties. It lias broken out at Mount Holly. Mayor A. H. Nichols, of Beverly, diet a few days since, from the effects ol the amputation of a toe. He was alsc Postmaster and executor of severa estates. Alexander Bloom, of East Orange was struck by a train at the Harrisor street crossing, Friday morning. He was picked up senseless, his skull ap parently being fractured. Early last Thursday evening while the family of J. R. Mullikin, of Newark were at tea, their residence was en tered by theives, who carried off jew elry valued at over $1,000. Americus Rogers, aged 23, son o: Postmaster Andrew T. Rogers, of Ham ilton, Monmouth County, is under ar rest on a charge of tampering witl letters in his father’s office. Ephraim Westcott, of South Sea ville, Cape May County, claims tin honor of having been the first man tc wear a calico shirt in Cumberland County. He started it in 1835. About $25,000 have been subscribed for a new Presbyterian Church al Broadway and Graham avenue, Pat erson. Work will not be begun on the building until at least $50,000 art subscribed. Richard Batton, of Almonessen. Gloucester County, who was injured recently at Westville by his wagon be ing struck by a train, is threatened with total blindness as a result of the accident. Lewis Miller, a colored man, while awaiting trial for larceny, made hit escape from the Salem jail a few days ago. While the turnkey was fixing the bar of a cell Miller slipped out leaving a dummy made of blankets ii his cell. Congressman Phelps has induced the Postmaster General to countermand the order changing the name of th< post office atMahwali, Bergen County to Oweno. The former name will be retained, to the satisfaction of the ole residents of that region. Lady R., a Burlington County trot ter, with a record of 2:19, owned bj William H. Fearing, of Jobstown, i: valued at $10,000. She was purchasec from D. W. Ridgway, Sykesville for $1,500. It is said that William H Vanderbilt is negotiating for her pur chase. Recently Henry Duckworth and hii son were engaged in felling trees, neai Midvale, Hunterdon County. Out tree became lodged, it was thought sc securely that no danger need be appre bended; but the limb upon which il rested broke off and was hurled witl terrific force upon the head of theeldei Duckworth, killing him instantly. H< was a man of about fifty. For severa years past he had been engaged as i woodman in that vicinity. He leave: a family of grown-up children. Where there were 2,500 men em ployed in the Rodger’s, Locomotive Works in Paterson six months ago, there are now less than 500. Men have been laid off daily from other shops. The design for the Masonic Temple to be erected in Trenton has been ap proved, and is of the modernized Ro manesque order of architect. Great preparations are to be made for the laying of the corner stone. A New England firm has offered to erect a mill at Rio Grande, Cape May County, for the manufacture of paper from the bagasse or refuse cane from the sorghum factory at that place. The bagasse is now made into compost and used in fertilizing the lands of the company. The two dams built by the Govern ment at Long Bar and Duck Island, with a view of improving the Delaware river channel below Trenton, have been destroyed by the floating ice, and the channel opposite Bordentown has changed from the Pennsylvania to the Jersey- side. The Lorillard Club, of New York, of which Pierre Lorillard is the controll ing spirit, has begun the construction of a new race track on the outskirts of Paterson, near Little Falls. The club has purchased fifty acres of ground, and will build a club house, hotel and stables on the spot. J /'ll_ .. r Ti_ tt vivov, Vi iJUJV line, XXUUSUU County, celebrated his one hundredth birthday recently. Mr. Close is still a man of considerable vigor and activi ty, and can read without glasses, though he was obliged to use them from the time he was fifty until he passed his seventieth birthday. Ida Foreman a comely young girl, has been placed under $200 bail, by Mayor Bradshaw, of Camden, to an swer the charge of attemping to kill her father, Henry Foreman, who was formerly a prosperous farmer. The family has long been engaged in strife. Another daughter was a member o! the Philadelphia Base Ball Club thal 1 stranded at Chicago last Fall. Judge Frank Fort, counsel for Mr. and Mrs. Macomber, the parents ol the murdered wife of John Chisholm, who was hanged at Newark last No vernber, on Tuesday withdrew the caveat he had filed against the probat ing of Chisholm’s will. Chisholm in his will bequeathed the custody of his three children to his parents who arc Roman Catholics. Judge McCartei explained that, the case was not with in the province of the Orphans’ Court It. is understood that some amicable arrangement has been made by the parties to the suit. Large numbers of fishermen visit Brooklyn Pond, on the High Bridge branch of the New Jersey Central, it Hunterdon County, for pickerel. Ful ly one hundred persons were engagei m tne occupation last week. Thous ands of pounds of fish were caught One man alone caught one hundred pounds in one day. The largest fist taken weighed six and tliree-fourtln pounds. The ice on the pond is twc feet thick, and usually lasts when ic< has disappeared from all other stream; in the State. It is situated at tin highest point in New Jersey. Bridget Costello, a Newark laun dress has been found to have beei systematically robbing the families b\ whom she was employed. In he house was a large quantity of stolei clothing and many household article and provisions, together with sour silverware. Five children of the ac , cused, ranging from 2 to 11 years were in an almost famished condition and when food was given them the; fought for it like cats and dogs There are in all about 20 charge against the woman, who was finall; recognized as the wife of a man name; Costello, who is now in State Prisoi for burglary. Some time ago, John Radel, Presi dent of the South Orange horse rail road, Essex Co., was indicted for keep ' iug glandered horses in use on tin road. He pleaded non vult, and sen 1 tence was suspended on the represen tation that the disease was suppressed Recently Judge McCarter summonet Mr. Radel before him, having learned that the representation was not cor rect. He told Mr. Radel that unlesi he satisfied the court that he was en deavoring to obey its directions h< would be punished severely. Tw< hundred horses belonging to the ca company have died, but it is claimet a post-mortem examination showei that many of them had no ailment Judge McCarter stipulated that tin i stables should be under the charge o a veterinary surgeon appointed,by tin . court, and he appointed Drs. Gertl ! and Corliss. While Mr. Radel agree to this, sentence will be suspended. Cornelius Kiel, of Washington street, Hoboken, claims $10,000 damages from Christian Goll, a tailor, for ridicule and defamation of character. Kiel had bought clothes of Goll till his bill became very large. When a settle ment was demanded Kiel agreed to pay all he owed except the amount that was outlawed. Goll took the money and then hung a placard in his store offering to sell the outlawed claim against Kiel for a reasonable consideration. The suit for damages is based on the placard. We see that a few of our editorial brethren are mortally afraid of being corrupted by railroad passes and free tickets to the opera. The dear, hon est souls should be placed beyond temptation. They should also re morselessly shut their mouths to the boy who shoves the big apple under their noses, and their eyes and noses to the sweet little bouquets that some times find their way to the editor's cheerless sanctum. For our part, passes are earned the same as our dol lars, and they do not lessen our criti cisms when they are deserved.—Asbury Park Journal. Over a wide section of Jersey, at Centreville, Bergen Point, Elizabeth, Pamrapo and Bayonne, on Friday and Saturday, people were greatly annoyed by a terrible stench. When the fog lifted Sunday, it was found that under the cover of its damp man flo ln»no n.->r. _1__1_1 been poured into New York Bay and swept back with the tide into Newark Bay. The tarry deposit lines the shores of the bay for miles, making a well defined black line, and threaten ing further disagreeable odor for some time to come. The source of the nui sance has not been ascertained. James Lafford, a blacksmith, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, of Passaic, committed sui cide on Thursday night by shooting himself through the heart. A short time ago he placed his property in his wife’s name. Very recently she died of consumption, after having rilled $1,000 in bank to her sister, and their home to the Sisters of Charity. Upon her husband's hearing of this he became despondent, and it is said at tempted death by poisoning on the day of the funeral. He filled his old musket with buckshot, lay on the bed and fired the weapon by placing his toe upon the trigger. He left a letter say ing he was afraid he might come to want. Edward Park, a teacher of the pub lic school at New Germantown, had most excruciating pains in his abdo men for four months. He could get no relief from medicines, and decided to have an operation performed. Last week Doctor Field, of Plainfield, Union Co., assisted by Doctor Apgar, i of New Germantown, found in the ; appendix vermiformes an abscess, formed around a decayed watermelon seed. The seed was removed, and it was thought the oneration would re j store him to health. For a few days he improved, but at last accounts was gradually sinking and will probably die. The only piece of watermelon Mr. Park remembers eating last yeai was at Detroit, Mich., on July 10. James Wilson, oldest member of the ,Mercer County liar, and a lawyer o: distinction, died at Trenton last week He was a nephew of United State: Senator James J. Wilson, and wai born at Greenbrook, Sussex County in 1808. He went to Trenton in 182 anel read law with Samuel It. Hamiltoi ’ and James Ewing; was admitted to the ’ bar in 1838, and afterwards became partner of Samuel L. Southarei. He ' was the first Prosecutor of Mercei ’ County; was Member of Assembly in I 1841 anel Clerk of the Supreme Court for ten years from 1843. In the late war he was Uniteei States Commission er of Enrollment during the elraft, and fearlessly performed his duties. In early years he was a AVhig in politics. Later he was a Republican, and served ! as a member of the State Executive Committee of that party*. COUNTY NEWS. Greenwich. The names on the Roll of Honor of , the Public School for the past two weeks are as follows:—Job English, ( AVillie Cook, George Cook, George t Fendersou, AVillie Reeve, Jennie Flan . igan, Alice Bacon, Lewis Youngs. I The warm weather has created some [ activity among the truckers, who are tinkering up their sashes and putting , hot beds in order for early plants oj ; tomatoes and cabbage. Sweet pota s toes come later. i AVe have heard no talk of townshig j politics as yet, and know not if the wise ones are looking to any changes among township officers. TVe venture to suggest that the First District could not do better than retain the present efficient overseer of roads while he is ready to remain in that position. Of course the present freeholder, a very competent person, will be re nominated without opposition. Mr. I. Ridgway expects to build a barn in the Spring. Mr. Giaspell took in some twelve hundred odd pounds of poultry on Monday last, beside a number of fat veals, all of which went to the New York market on Tuesday. S. R. Mills started down the bay with Capt. Ed. Sutton, on Monday, to get a few oysters and smell the salt air. As there is strong appearance of a heavy storm from the East at the present writing, we presume the party will be safely housed at home before night. Vineland. The News Times indulges in a gener al growl because Mr. Newlin, of the Millville Republican, is likely to get the publication of the public laws 1 through the efforts of Mr. Nichols. , This looks like “sour grapes” to our I people, who know what sort of an in dividual this French is. Forty new houses are to be erected in Landis township, during the coming Spring. Hay sells here at $18.00 per ton for timothy, and $16.00 per ton for clover. The agitation over the Post Office removal has not vet. rliorl Snohiol Agent Xewcome, of the Government Post Office Department, was down a few days since to make an examination into the difficulty. Sixty-five persons have been added to the M. E. Church during the Winter. Captain C. P. Lord, has been ap pointed Provost Marshal of the De partment of Jiew Jersey, Grand Army of the Republic. This is a good selec tion. There is some excitement over the coming township election. The Re | publicans are not as thoroughly uni ted as they ought to be, but with proper management they can win. Millville. Jas. E. Mitchell and R. L. Howell are talked off for Council in the First ward. A walking match comes off at Wil son's Opera House, Friday evening, February 22d. Six contestants will appear on the track. David M'Clure was recently arrested by officer Brannin, on a charge of wife desertion, While on the way to the office of Justice Wells, M’Clure made a dash for liberty and escaped. The “Cumberland tract” near Mill ville, comprising several thousand acres of land, has been purchased for colonization purposes. A few days since, Messrs. Whitall, Tatum A Co., the extensive glass man ufacturers sliinnpil lrxario glass from the Glasstown yard. This is stated to be the largest shipment ever made by this firm in one day. Notice has been given of a reduction of wages at the Cotton Mill to take effect Feb. 35th. The Martha Washington Tea Party is a grand success, large crowds being in attendance nightly. John W. Newlin, Esq., editor of the . Republican, is announced by his friends as a candidate for Congress. Fairton. Furman R. Willis killed a hog on Thursday, last, which weighed 818 pounds, live weight. He intends to buy one that weighs 1100 pounds live weight. The Presbyterians have moved their horse-sheds and rebuilt them, a thing which has long been needed. There are a few lads or young men in Fairton, who will get themselves in trouble if they do not stop destroying the property of and otherwise injuring a man who lives on Railroad Avenue. A word to the wise is sufficient. At a vendue held here one day last week, there was more fun than has i ever been known on a like occasion. , Some things that were sold, had a very [ mysterious look. i Alfred M. Sheppard is mentioned as ! a candidate for Assessor. He is worthy ! of the position, and is a man of uu i sullied character. He will make a big i run. Rev. Allen Brown preached for the I Presbyterians last Sunday morning. Adrian O. Garton, who went to Law > renee, Kansas, last Spring, returned home a few days ago. He is a lover of ; Jersey sand. Harry Bamford is happy. “Peep-a 1 boo,” baby. Nine pounds.