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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.'’

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