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MeCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.’* TERMS «, ‘ - ---_ _ _ ' y 1 S1.50 per year, in advance, VOL. XXXVII,__BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1884. m ionccr. S t.50 Per Year. Published evorv Thursdnv morning, nt No. lid East OommereeSt.reet.dip stairs.; HcCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. REAL ESTATE! By virtue of an order for sale, made in the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, in a parti tion suit in said Court depending, 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 6 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, to wit: at 2 o’clock 1*. M.. of said day, in front of the store of Francis Lee, in the village of Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, N. J., all those certain tracts or parcels of land situate in the townshin of Maurice ltiver. 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 j , North 53 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. Reeves and wife; thence along the middle of said cross-bank North 53 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 iie purchased of Joseph tietsinger, bounding on said Biggs’line along a ditch, south 50 de grees East 10 chains and 87 links measuring from the top of the bank ton stake in Ferry lane; thence along said lane North 45 degrees and 25 minutes East 0 chains and 76 links to a stake, corner to a lot which the said Getsingcr 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 of Maurice River; thence 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 flats outside rno oank*, oe rno same* more* or loss. No. 3. Beginning at a stone for a corner to lands of Samuel May hew and William Sanford, where Jacob Coombs’ land intersects the middle of tin* road that leads from Port Elizabeth to Bricksboro’, 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; thence South 88 degrees and 25 minutes West 5 chains and 4 ! links to a stake* for a corner; thence South 14 % degree s East 4 chains and 60 links to a stake for a corner; thence South 86>j 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 loads from Port Elizabe th to the Ferry over Maurice river; thence along the middle of said road North 44 dogrees ami 25 minutes, East 8 chains and 89 links to the U*ginning, con taining 9 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 13th, J 1877, and recorded in Book 151, page 033, in the Clerk’s Olfice of the County of Cumberland. Conditions made known at sale. JAMES H. NIXON, Special Master in Chancery, j Ai-fred Flanders, Solicitor. jan 31-ts ' Administrator’s Sale By virtue of an order of the Orphan’s Court of the County of Cumberland, made on the Seventh day of January, 1884, tin* subscriber, administrator of John Wilt'ong, will sell at Pub lic Sale, On Saturday, March 29, 1884, Between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit; at 2 o’clock ill the afternoon of said day,at the ho tel of John Campbell, at the village of Dividing Creek, in the County of Cumberland, N. J„ all of that, certain HOUSE AND EOT of land, situate on the main road leading from Newport to Dividing Creek, on the south-west side of the road, and within a half mile of Di viding Creek, owned and occupied by John ** iltong, deceased. The house has six rooms and is in good repair. The lot is set with fruit trees in hearing condition; there is also a shoo on said lot suitable for a carpenter shop Conditions made known at the time of sale - . oa . . , A. F. BATEMAN, ' feb .."-is Adm r oi John Wilfong, dec. PUBLIC SALE OF Real Estate ! Will be sold at Public Sale On Saturday, March 2 2d, 1884 At two o’clock ill the afternoon, at Die hotel .if Jackson unant, in the ( lty of Hridgeton. if not sold before at Private Sale, Five Acres of Cleared Land, Formerly the farm of Jacob Pierce, deceased adjoining land of Josiah H. Pierce and the es tate of Freeman Pierce on the south, one-half mile North-east of Mordeeai Pierce’s black smith shop. Persons desiring information in regard to the above? property can obtain the same of Mor el ecai Pierce. fob 88-ts J~ H-PIERCE, Executor. literal’ll Entertainment r Consisting: of Humorous, Pathetic and Descriptive Readings and Recitations, Will be Riven at the ROADSTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH, I ON Tuesday Evening, March 4th, BY MR. CHARLES E. HIRES, of Philadelphia. Admission—Adults, 15 els.; children, 10 cents. Doors open at 7 o’clock. Exercises to com mence at 7.30. A cordial invitation to nil. feb 28-11 FOUND. rpHE UNDERSIGNED RECENTLY FOUND ! X in Maurice River Cove, a part of a vessel's « mainsail, and two throat halliard blocks. The < owner can have the same by calling and prov- 1 ing property. ( THOMAS LORE, feb 28-lm Cedarville, N. J. Administrator’s Sale OF The subscriber, administrator, Ac., of Jacob T. Sharp, dcc’d., by virtu** of an order of the f umberland 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 city of Bridgeton, X. J., between tin- hours of 12 and 5 o’clock in tin* afternoon, to wit, at 2 J*. >1., all the following described hits, tracts or pieces of land and promises lying in the said county of Cumberland, and late the property of said Jacob T. Sharp, viz.: No. 1 A tract of 3965 lUO acres in Landis town ship, purchased by said Jacob T. Sharp from Moses R. Shatters and Samuel Kay, by deed, recorded in Cumberland County Clerk’s Office, in book I). C. of deeds, folio29, Ac. No. 2 A tract of meadow near Port Elizabeth, of 1 50-lUO 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, Ae. No. 4 A tract of land in Landis township, of 15 acres, purchased from Samuel Peacock, sher itl, by deed recorded as aforesaid in book C2 of deeds, folio 399, Ac. No. 5 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of 1 19-100 acres, purchased of Anna E. Barrett and others, by deed dated November 24, 1877. No. 6 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. 137 of deeds, folio 446, Ac. No. 7 A tract of land near Port Elizabeth, of 22 50-100 acres, purchased from Daniel M. Loper and al., by deed recorded as aforesaid in book < B. of deeds, folio ls7, Ac. 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. Ac., of Jacob T. Sham. dec. reo i-rs 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 D W ELLIN G 11 OUSE AND LOT No, 155, situate 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. TIIK 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, fob 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, On the Buckshutem and Fairton roads, about 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 iuv 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, AB1JAH GOULD, Jr., feb21-ts Administrators. PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an oilier of the Orphans’ Court ' >f tiie County of Cumberland, made on the , Second day of January, 1884, the subscribers, ' commissioners appoint ed by said Court, will sell • it Public Sale On Saturday, March 22cl, 1884, \t the Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of liridgeton, at two o’clock in the ufternoon, the Soutli side of that < double DWELLING HOUSE And Lot No. 145, situate on the * B^®!*t®!t;!^Jr.East side of North Pearl street, Lin said City ol' Bridgeton, Conn- 1 y of Cumberland, adjoining land of the Pearl 'tivet Baptist Church on tin* South, and the louse and lot of Edmund Hoork on the North, < mving a front on said Pearl street of about £5 Vet, and being about 118 feet deep. THE HOUSE CONTAINS SEVEN ROOMS, Vnd is in a desirable location and neighborhood. 1 For conditions apply to either of the under- . igned. ISAAC l>. WOODRUFF, , SAMUEL F. MOORE, 1 DANIEL B. MAV1IEW, ] 1 )atod Jan. 10, 1884. Commissioners, feb 21-5t i FOR SALE. i i Water Power), doing an excellent nisi ness; located in Gloucester county, near the tailroad. A bargain. Address, < feb 21-2t Box 95, S’ineland. N. J. NOTICE. : ri<E ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEM- ' A bars of the Cumberland Mutual Fire Insur- ( nice Company and an election for Directors to ; erve lor the ensuing year, will be held at the jiticeot the Company, in Bridgeton, on Thins- 1 lay, ttie 1 hirteenth day of March next, 1S84, letween the hours of 11 o’clock, A. M.,and noon * •fsahlday. II. 1L LUPTON, 4 Bridgeton, Feb. 18, 1884. Secretary. 1 feb 21-4t J | STATE NEWS. The New Jersey Spoke Works, at Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., last week received orders from Australia for 70, 000 spokes. A firm at Deekertown, Sussex Co., has contracted to furnish a telephone company with 10.000 poles for a line to be built in this State. Because they are catching great quantities of perch and rockfish, Salem county fishermen predict an unusually successful shad season. It is reported that many of the farmers in Sussex county who have been selling their milk, will this spring return to butter-making. Daniel Jourdan, of Newark, chal lenges any one in the State to play on a tin whistle for a stake of $200, and the championship of New Jersey. The $5,000 necessary to the founding of a technical school, at Newark, has been subscribed, and it will soon be established in a city where it has al ways been needed. Newberry Dotterel-, of Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., has an apple that was picked a year last October that is still perfectly sound and in a good state of preservation. A $200 gold watch was dug out of the ice on Passaic pond last Friday, and the residents fear that the un identified repeater may belong to some one under the ice. ^ Henry Miller, of Drakesville, Morris County a few days ago caught a pick erel weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces, the largest fish caught out of Lake Hopatcong this season. some large catches of cod fisli have been made in the last few days at Atlantic City. George Doughty, Doughty Conover and William Ham mell caught two and a half tons in one day. Charles Hal], a colored man of Changewater, Hunterdon County, has patented a trap to catch wild animals. The trap strikes twelve times and sets itself each time, throwing whatever it hits out of the trap. A white catfish was caught by George Sharp, of Salem, in Salem creek, a few days ago. The fish weighed two and a half pounds, and this capture is regarded as an indica tion of an early spring. Judge Dixon in sentencing a crimi- ! nal in Paterson to State Prison, said i he regretted that the persons who sold the man the liquor, could not be made to bear a part of the penalty. That would be certainly a righteous ict. A glove and tract of land on the Shark river, about one mile south of Ocean Grove, at Key East, have been lonated by a gentleman in Philadel phia for the purpose of an all denomi national Sunday school summer as- ’ sembly. Thomas Mulholland, of Freehold, 3laiins to have received official notifi ?ation that he and his brother have seen made the heirs of a fortune of §3,000,000 by the recent death of rela-1 fives in Ireland. He is making ar •angements to visit the old country to secure the inheritance. Spars, sails and a lot of rigging .vere washed ashore on the beach ibout. a mile below Atlantic City on Phursday. Though still held together >y the rigging, they bore evidence of laving been in the water some time. Die spars are those of a two-topmast schooner supposed to be of about 000 Luiw uuruen. It is thought that ex-Judge Findley \. Johnson, the Newark forger, lias led to Missouri, where his father, a ■Iergyntan, resides. The ex-Judge, vho had a reputation as a political Jumper, was noted for his severity ipon dishonest officials and the subject ] >f fraud generally. Every day more >f his fraudulent transactions are icing discovered. James Gorman, 13 years of age, om doyed at the works of the Ancona Printing Company, at Gloucester City, md his apron caught in the cylinders ecently, and was whirled around the haft. 11 is left leg was nearly torn oil', ind his right leg broken in two places, ‘ear the hip. He was tnken to the Pennsylvania Hospital, where the ihysicians pronounced the case almost lopeless. J. J. Derry, of Morristown, Morris !o., has a three-year-old heifer of the Jersey, Durham and Ayrshire breeds ombined, which weighs 1,330 pounds, die measures from end of nose to tip lid of tail, 14 feet; girt, 7 feet and 7 nches; from shoulder to end of rump, 5 eet and 11 inches, and is fourteen and me-half hands high. When she was ' wo years and seven months old she i pave twenty quarts of milk per day. J Peter Dougherty, of Bridgeport, Gloucester Co., upon whose testimony Michael Tighe was acquitted for th'e murder of John Burk, near Center Square, in 1370, has been committed to the State Insane Asylum. In the same ward of the Asylum is Michael Tighe, a hopeless lunatic. In the recent oyster opening match in Philadelphia between Beech, of that city, and Cobine, of Trenton, two hun dred Maurice River Cove oysters were given to each. Beech opened his in 0m. 30s. A man named Winslow, of Philadelphia, in a match against one George Rowbottom, of Wilmington, Delaware, opened 200 clams in 10m. 13s, Considerable anxiety is felt at El wood. Mullica township, Atlantic Co., over the mysterious disappearance of their collector. He was seen to go to Philadelphia, on the morning Atlantic accommodation train, since which time nothing has been seen or heard of him. It is intimated that his ac counts are not in the best shape, but this may have nothing to do with his disappearance, consequently anxiety is entertained for his safety, and ef forts are being made to discover his whereabouts. The old track of the N. J. Southern Railroad will be torn up and the road re-laid with steel rails, which have been distributed along the line be tween Manchester and Winslow and from Atsion to Atco. The bridges are also being rebuilt in a substantial man ner. The Hampton bridge has al ready been rebuilt and the timber is now on the ground for the Union bridge, near Shamong. The road will be put in first-class condition. The quantity of freight carried is increas ing every month. The residence of W. H. Race, at Flainville, Somerset County, was to tally destroyed by fire between one and two o clock on Wednesday morn ing, and but for the timely arrival and discovery of the fire by Mr. Race's grandson, Dewitt VanNest. wrho had been out and just returned, the entire family would probably have perished in the flames. As it was, they had to escape in their night clothing and sought shelter in their bare feet with their neighbors. Mr. Race estimated his loss at $20,000, which is covered by insurance. August Besemann, organist of St. Michael s Catholic Church, Jersey City, was seriously burned at his home in that city on Wednesday night. The accident was a singular one. The Pro fessor was wearing celluloid cuffs, and in igniting a match to light a cigar he held the sulphur end of the match down for an instant. The flame touched the edge of the inflammable cuff on his left wrist. The cuff instant ly disappeared in a sheet of flame, and the shirt and coat were set on fire. Before the fire was put out the Pro fessor was severely burned. Workman were engaged, oil Thurs day, in tearing down the ruins of Toffey Brothers’ slaughter house, on Grove street, Jersey City, which was burned some weeks ago. Crowds of men, women and children remained in the cioinity all day. carrying away the lumber for firewood, and two serious accidents resulted from their anxiety to secure the wood. A heavy beam fell on Willie Condon, aged 10, of Hoboken, and injured him so severely :hat he cannot recover. While the ■rowd was pulling down a shed, the "oof fell and buried William Mullins n the ruins. He was taken out insen sible and with a splinter through his men Tf io +l.^..,-lG 11... i. 1.; • • will prove fatal. It was announced recently that com-1 >anies had been formed for building a lew railroad as a branch of the Penn ylvania Railroad down Long Beach, iear Toms River, opening up to im irovement a stretch of the New Jersey ■oast heretofore inaccessible by rail. I'he $2,000 a mile for the forty-six niles of road projected had been de- * tosited with the State Treasurer in ac iordauce with the requirements of the general railroad law. Now it is stated :hat orders have been issued suspend ng all operations in connection with ;lie building of the new line. The •eason given is that the Pennsylvania Railroad capitalists are unwilling to nvest any more money in New Jersey wliile there is so much agitation over •ailroadtaxation and similarquestions. i'he road would have required the in vestment of $1,250,000. Roscoe Conkling is quoted by the 3t. Louis Qloibc-Democrat as saying liat the next President would be a Democrat. It is now in order for a nan by the name of Platt, who resides iomewliere in the State of New York, :o rise up and exclaim, “me too!" BEHEADING HIS KEEPER. Henry Ely, once a member of th« firm of Ely Brothers, rectifiers and dis tillers of Williamsburgh, N. Y., ha; been living in Spoonville, a few miles out of Hartford Connecticut, with a brother-in-law, B. Whitefield Cowles. Elv is demented, and had for a keepei John Harden of Brooklyn. Harden was washing his hands in the wood shed at 8 o’clock Friday morn ;ng when Ely, who was considered harmless, came through the yard and into the shed. Leaning against thf chopping block was a large dull axe. Ely crept over, picked it up, and, standing behind Harden, swung the axe and struck him on the side of the head with the edge, crushing his skull in. Harden fell on his back. Then the maniac set his foot on Harden's | breast and began to hack off his head. With twenty blows he cut it off, and he kicked it into the yard. Mrs. Cowles came to the door of the shed and stood horrified. Ely was leaning on the axe. “I guess I've fixed him. Ely said to her. He made no offer to attack her or to pursue her when she ran across the fields and gave the alarm to her husband and a work man named Johnson. Johnson tried to disarm the maniac. Ely fought to keep the axe, but it was got away from him. He was forced into the house, w'here he soon resumed his ordinary calm. He was manacled and taken to the lock-up in the afternoon. He is a man of over30 years of age. It is five years since he w^as in business. It is said that he once held a seat in the New York Stock Exchange. One brother SpH, Ely of New \ork. died some time ago. Another brother, John, resides in New York. About five years ago Henry was put in the Kings County Inebri ate Asylum for treatment. A year later symptoms of mild insanity made themselves manifest, and he was sent to his sister's house to be cared for. Harden had been his keeper for four years. Harden was about 24 years old, and unmarried. His brother lives in Brooklyn, and the body was taken to that city. A Gainsville, Ga., dispatch says: A few months ago a robust young farmer left Hall County to settle in Texas. One night, near the place of his abode, a terrible murder was committed, and a trivial circumstance pointed to him as the perpetrator of the deed. He was seized by a mob, bound to a stake and subjected to almost unparalleled torture in a vain attempt to extort from him the confession of the crime. After cutting him with knives, singe ing him with fire, applying a coat of tar and feathers, and inflicting other punishment too horrible to detail, his captors departed, leaving him tied to the stake, doubtless believing he would starve to death. He remained tied to the stake a whole week. Four days and nights of the time he was without even a crumb of bread or a drink of water. At the end of the week the real murderer was discovered, and the young man, emaciated in form and broken down in health, was released, and started immediately for his home near Gainsville, in this State. The Texans made no offer to recompense for his wrong, and even if he recovers his health it will be almost useless to institute proceedings for damages, as his captors all wore masks and, con sequently were unidentified. Tltn nnt*niniru nf flm Woof T. ; 1 road last year were the largest it ever had in one year. They were $1,227, 054. or over 80 per cent, upon the cap ital stock. They showed a gain of $118,244 over the previous year, or more than 10 per cent. Owing to the heavy increase in expenses during the month of December by which an actual deficit of $13,055 was entailed, the net earnings are $13,824 less than for 1882; but there is nevertheless a net surplus of $100,500 after paying all sinking fund charges and without adding at all either to the construction or equipment accounts. The surplus is $17,423 less than for 1882, but is still equal to 11 per cent, on the capital stock, though only 3 per cent, in cash was paid. The long bridge over the Quinnipiac river at New Haven has been assailed by the teredo, whose destructive work is very common and surprisingly rapid in southern waters. A section of one of the piles has proved on examina tion to be completely honeycombed. This discovery has made necessary a minute examination of the entire struc ture. The best protection against the remorseless industry of the teredo is supposed to be the impregnation of wood exposed to it with the oil of creo sote. A RICH SENATOR. Colonel Ezra Miller, State Senator from Bergen County, is a man of great wealth. There are several rich men in the Senate, among the number being Messrs. Applegate, Hires, Smith, Doughty, Vail, Merritt, Beatty, but Col. Miller is the wealthiest. The Bergen Democrat, recently published an article on the Senator's country seat in that county, as follows: In 1873 Senator Miller, after hunting many localities for a country seat, found at Mahwah a desirable location, and pitched his tent. Being to the manor born the love for his native county brought him to Oweno. He purchased 173 acres. The ground was as barren as a desert, rugged and un cultivated. with a tumble down farm house, untenantable, but the outlook took the Senator's eye. The vast ’ range of the Rampo Mountains lyin" to the west, stretching in an unbroken chain as far as the eye can reach, with the \ alley of the Rampo expanding itself into a vast plain, dotted by at tractive villages and manufacturing enterprises. The Senator took in the situation and commenced work at once clearing up the grounds. Every available man in the place was em ployed at good, round wages. Rocks were removed and converted into miles of stone walls; ditches and drains were built, and the aspect was at once changed. At the first barns, and outbuildings were built and then the work of a spacious mansion 70x140 feet, three stories high, was begun. The foundation walls were laid six feet at the base and three at the top of the wall. The height of the ceiling i in the cellar is 12 feet, and the cost of | completion of the building was $137, | 000. The interior is cabinet finish in i solid walnut. There are 45 rooms, : including 12 in the wing of the build j hig. The halls are 12 feet wide and run north and south, and east and west, crossing the centre of the build ing. On the second floor the hall is 10 feet wide, and on the third nine mei. me nrst noor nas a grand dou ble parlor finished in the Elizabethean style of architecture, a library and re | eeption room, spacious lavatory, din ling-room, side-board constructed in I the building, large business room | known as the office, sewing room, three large pantries, a conservatory with extension. The floors above are equally as well in finish. The house i was three years in course of construc I tion, and is one of the finest in the : State. The Senator soon afterwards | opened a number of roads and has kept them in repair at his own expense, i His water works cost $10,000. Lake Oweno, a beautiful sheet of water 400 feet from the house, abounds in trout and carp and keeps the table well sup plied. In tine, the desert has been converted into a blooming Eden, and the community has not only been benefitted but have protitted thereby. I nlike newcomers where places were j ready for habitation, the Senator had I first to improve his ground and then | build before he could settle down. AH this has been accomplished, and now in the evening of a long and well spent life, he has the gratification of knowing that it has not been love’s labor lost. AN AZTEC RELIC. The La Plata (Colorado) Miner has the following account of an Aztec rel ic which is in the possession of Mr. Samuel Frazeur, formerly of this city. Mr. Sam Frazeur, of this place, "is the fortunate possessor of an Aztec relic, which, on account of its antiq uity, is probably very valuable, being no doubt hundreds of years old. A short while since Mr. Frank Hoitg land visited Farmington, and while there spent some time in digging among the old Aztec ruins. His labor was rewarded by excavating from among the ruins an object, which he at first thought was an Indian moc casin. but upon removing the soil with which it was surrounded, it proved to be a loaf of corn bread. The forma tion of the bread is about nine and a nun incites long uy uiree linn a null wide, and about two inches thick, it shows the well defined imprint of the left hand upon which it rested while being moulded, and there are distinct marks of the hand upon the upper crust. The loaf was evidently made from blue corn meal, and must have been ground by some primitive method. The baking was done by some original means, as its parts seem' to have been over done, as if coming in close contact with hot coals. The object still gives forth a faint odor of meal having been accidentally broken in two. A peculiar feature about the imprint of the hand is its immense length oi fingers and particularly the thumb, which extends to within less than an inch of the end of the fore finger. This curiosity is probably live hun dred years old—possibly older, and proves that an important cereal of the present day was known to, and utilized by the Aztecs, centuries ago. The old records of Santa Fe give no accounts of any settlements of civil ized Indians in the regions northward of that place other than the Pueblos., and the curiosity in Mr. Frazeur’s pov session unquestionably belongs to the Aztecs who passed away long before the advent of the white man upon American soil. The attention of the manager of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington should lie called to this valuable relic, as indubitable evidence can be fur nished to prove its extreme antiquity. Husband (3 a. m„ after curtain lec ture)—“Well, all I've got to say is, vou are a person of such refinement and good breeding you ought to be above talking to a drunken fellow at this time of night.'’