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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.
•1.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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
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.
Special Master in Chancery.
Alfred Flanders, Solicitor. jan 31-ts
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:
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.
Most of these are Western Heifers.two
and three years old, all coining into
protit soon; four good Cows, 1 Bull,
Chester White stock; one Hog.
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.
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.
E. L. Matlack, Auctioneer,
Geo. T. McGalliakd. Clerk. feb 14-ts
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
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.
Administrator, &c., of Jaoob T. Sharp, dee.
IUU i-lo
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
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.
And is in excellent repair.
For conditions apply to either of the under
Dated Jan. 10,1884. Commissioners,
feb 21-5t
Administrators’ Sale
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
v/ii mi- uuutvBiiuiLMii aim iitirum routis, auoui;
two miles from Bridgeton. No. 2 Is about
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
Persons desiring to see the property, can do
so by calling on either of the subscribers.
feb 21-ts Administrators.
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
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.
And is in a desirable location and neighborhood.
For conditions apply to either of the under
Dated Jan. 10, 1884. Commissioners,
feb 21 -5t
business;located in Gloucester county, near the
Railroad. A bargain. Address,
feb 21-2t Box 05, Vineland. N. J.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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*.
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.
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
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
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.
Jas. E. Mitchell and R. L. Howell
are talked off for Council in the First
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.
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
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.

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