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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS #1 in
____ __ y Udy' TERMS, 81.50 per year, in advance.
VOL. XXXVII._BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, MARCH 13,1884. wTl878
oncer.
•1.00 Per Year.

Published every Thursday morning, at No. GO
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
PUBLIC SALE
OP
REAL ESTATE
v AND
TIMBER LAND
n.v virtue of nn order issued out of the Court
of Chancery of New Jersey, bearing date Feb
ruary 5th, 1884, will be sold at Public Sale, at
the Hotel of John Campbell, in Dividing Creel;,
On Saturday, March 15, 1884,
At the hour of 1 o’clock P. M., the following de
scribed Real Estate and Timber Land, situate
in the township of Downe, Cumberland County,
New Jersey.
No. 1 Is 50 acres of SALT MARSH, known as
part of the Ogden Point Marsh, bounded by
Dividing Creek and Ogden Creek.
No. 2 Is part-of the Reuben Garrison farm or
» lauututiii, unit aiMJjnmni iwiiiuui luiuui tij
acres of TIMBER LAND, some of which is good
for Hoop Polos, and adjoins lands of Abram
>— Hickman and on south side of the road leading
from Dividing Creek to Newport.
No.3 Isa HOUSE AND LOT on the north
side of Main street in the village of Dividing
Creek, and contains about one acre of land.
No. 4 Is a BUILDING LOT, adjoining lot No.
3, and fronting on the main road leading from
Dividing Creek toMauricetown,containing over
one acre of land.
No. 5 Is 83 acres of land, well timbered, bound
ing on Cedar Crook, land formerly John Orr,
and Gideon Heaton and others.
No. 6 Is n DWELLING HOUSE and half an
acre of ground, on the south side of the Main
street, in the village of Dividing Creek, and is
part of the wharf property.
No. 7 Is the WHARF at the covered bridge
over Dividing Creek, with about 13 acres of Salt
Marsh adjoining.
No. 8 Is TIMBER LAND, containing 395 acres
lying on both sides of the Cumberland and
Maurice River Railroad, about half a mile be
low Dividing Creek Station.
No. 9 Is TIMBERLAND,containing280aeres,
adjoining lands of George W. Moore, Dayton
Warfuel and others, and lying on the north side
of the public road leading from Dividing Creek
to Newport.
No. 8 Is good grewing land and the south half
thereof contains some excellent Timber
On parts of lot No. 9 there is now excellent
timber growing.
Lots Nos. 8 and 9 will be cut up and sold in
parcels. Maps of the whole premises can be
seen prior to the sale at the Hotel of John Ca mp
bell, or by calling on the subscriber, at Bridge
ton.
Conditions made known on day of sale by
DANIEL SHARP, Agent.
mar 13-lt
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, the subscriber,
administrator of John Wilfong, will sell at Pub
lic Sale,
On Saturday, March 29, 1884,
Between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit: at I
2 o’clock in the afternoon of said day,at the ho- I
uwiui vaiupuuu, ill UIC \ UL I HVIUIU^
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 tho road, and within a half mile of Di
viding Creek, owned and occupied by John
biltong, deceased. The house has six rooms
and is in good repair. The lot is set with fruit
trees in bearing condition; there is also a shop
on said lot suitable for a carpenter shop.
Conditions made known at the time of sale.
A. F. IiATEMAN,
teb 28-ts Adm’r of John Wilfong, dec.
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 elty of
Bridgeton, at two o'clock in the afternoon, the
DWELLING HOUSE AND LOT
No, 155, situate on the East side
of Bank street in the said cityflfun
of Bridgeton, County of "11111 "if , ,
herland, adjoining land of Henry Bowen on the
North, and land of Somers C. Wicks on the
South, having a front on said Bank street of
about 40 feet, and being about 00 feet deep.
THE HOUSE CONTAINS SIX ROOMS,
And is in excellent repnir.
For conditions apply to either of the under
signed,
JOHN WESTCOTT,
SAMUEL F. MOORE,
DANtm.lt MAVDlttV
Dated Jan. 10,1884. Commissioners,
feb 21-5t
COMMISSIONERS’ SALE
By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court
of the County of Cumberland, made on the
fourteenth day of January, A. I)., 1W1, the sul>
scribers.Commlssioners appointed by said Court
will sell at Public Vendue, at the Hotel of Jack
son Brlant, in the Cit y of Bridgeton.
On Saturday, April 12th, 1884,
At two o’clock in the afternoon, the following
described
LOTS OF LA.ZSTL,
Situate in the Third ward. City of Bridgeton
County of Cumberland, N. J.:
No. I. Situate on the West side of Atlantic
Street at the corner of Klunzle’s Lane, being 71
feet front on Atlantic street by 113 feetlndeptli.
No. 2. Adjoining No. 1 on the South, being 50
feet front on Atlantic Street by 114 feet in depth.
No. 3. Adjoining No. 2 on the South, being no
foot fronton AttanticStrcetby 115 feet in depth.
This lot lias upon it an old frame house.
Conditions at sale.
SIMON W. DAILEY, j
W.M. 11. THOMPSON, -Commissioners.
JACOB DAILEY, )
February 4,1KK4. mar 13-5t,
FOR SALE.
House and Lot
The undersigned offers for sale
the house and lot, No. J22 South
Pearl Street, in the Second ward, 1
I his property is well located,and I
always in demand by good 1 ,N
ants. It will be sold on reasonable terms.
I. T. NICHOLS,
“Pioneer” Office, Bridgeton.
PUBLIC SALE
OF
PERSONAL PROPERTY.
Will be sold at Public Sale,
Wednesday, March 19th, 1884,
At the residence of Edward Tonkins, Stow
Creek township, Cumberland County, N. J„ on
the road from Zenos Davis’ Mill to Jericho.
THREE HEAD OF HORSES,
4f^BcL.Ono Brown Horse, ten years old, kind
a^^Viand gentle, and good driver; Dolly,
AXs****black Mare, ten years old, with foal,
kind and gentle, good for work or driving, one
Colt, coming one year old.
SIX HEAD OF CATTLE, rtZTm*
Two young Cows with calves by their
side, two coming into protit soon; onolEWAfrig
I Bull, three years old, large and gentle; one
Heitor, coming one year old.
*Y7 ^>NINE HEAD OF HOGS, three nice
^jjjj^rShoats, one Sow and tire Pigs, Chester
FARMING UTENSILS, &c.
1 two-horse Wagon in good order, 1 Carriage
with pole and shaft. Buckeye Reaper and Mow
er combined, in good order; 2 plows, one No. 5
the other No. 1; fallow harrow, cultivator, corn
siiel er iicurlv iii.w \ L-..
Smalley patent, good fan mill, grind stone,
basket sleigh, 4 straps of bells, shelvings, 2 sets
ot bottom boards, one high set; marl sides and
bottom, grain cradle, cart rope, brier scythe
and moving snath, large water trough, patent
beam weighs 500, grain scoop, grain bags and
sack, grubbing hoes,stalk hoes and poles, forks,
shovels, rakes, horse rakes; set double carriage
harness, set single* carriage harness, set half
chain harness, lly nets, collars,bridles, lines, all
in good order, half bushel and peck measures,
jo tomato boxes, baskets, horse blankets, swin
gletrees, breast chains, boxes, barrels, pails,
tubs large grain bin, sausage cutters and stut
ter, lot old iron, axes, iron wedges saw.
Hay and Potatoes.—Twenty bushels Peer
less and twenty bushels Snowilake Potatoes, 1
ton clover hay.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
One hen feather bed and bedstead, kitchen
table, pork barrel, five gallon keg, 2 ladders, lot
old carpet, chairs, lamps, dishes, and many ar
ticles not mentioned.
Sale commences at one o’clock, sharp. Con
ditions made known on day of sale by
mar 13-lt EDWARD TONKIN.
PUBLIC SALE
OF
REAL ESTATE
By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court
of the County of Cumberland, made on the
Second day ot January, 1K84, 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
South side of that
1 DOUBLE DWELLING HOUSE
M *4- An<! Vi' No. 145, situate on the
_Ea8t 8ide of North PoupI atrncit
said City of Bridgeton, Coun
ty of Cumberland, adjoming iand of the Pearl
Street Baptist Church on the South, and the
house and lot of Edmund Roork on the North,
having a front on said Peart street of about 25
feet, and being about 118 feet deep.
THE HOUSE CONTAINS SEVEN ROOMS,
And is in a desirablelocation and neighborhood.
For conditions apply to either of the under
signed.
ISAAC D. WOODRUFF.
SAMUEL F. MOORE.
_ . . T DANIEL B. MAYHEW,
10, 1884. Commissioners.
PUBLIC SALeT
OF
Real Estate !
Will be sold at Public Sale
On Saturday, March 22d, 1884
At two o’clock in the afternoon, at the hotel of
Jackson BrianC in the City of Bridgeton, if not
sold before at Private Sale,
Five Acres of Cleared Land,
Formerly the farm of Jacob Pierce, deceased,
adjoining land of Josiali 11. 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
deeai Pierce.
feb 28-ts J- H. PIERCE, Executor.
Sheriff’s Sale.
BY virtue of certain writs of lieri facias, to
me directed. Issued out or the New Jersey
supreme Court and the Cumberland Circuit
Court, will be exposed to sale at Public Vendue
On Saturday, April 12th next,
Between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit: at
* ? c „ 15 n, ^e afternoon of said day, at the ho
tel of Jackson Briant, at Bridgeton, in the
County of Cumberland, N. J., all that certain
house and lot situate on Atlantic street in the
Third ward of the city of Bridgoton, Cumber
land County N. J., known as No. 7(5 Atlantic
street, bounded as follows: On tho North bv
ui, onnu . iuuiiora ami.i. Christian Kien
’ CS? "je South by land of Hannah Griner, on
the West by land of late Susan B. Elwell.
Seized as the property of David Lnmmis, de
fendant, and taken in execution at the suit of
Charles P. Stratton, et al., plaintiffs, and to l»c
sold by
T,wlxjG ™ SETH P. HUSTED, Sheriff.
John S Mitchell, Attorney.
Dated February 0,1884—mar 13-ts
__ Prs. foe $4.86.
WANTED IMMEDIATELY
YOUNG MEN TO LEARN
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NOTICE.
T''HE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEM
_L bors of the Cumberland Mutual Fire Insur
ance Company and an election for Directors to
*4«vt ensuing year, will be held at the
office of the Company, in Bridgeton, on Thurs
day, the Thirteenth day of March next, 1884,
between the hours of 11 o’clock, A. M., ami noon
jf said day. H B LIJPTON
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STATE NEWS.
A lager beer brewery is to be built
at Olassboro, it is said. The temper
ance element of the town is greatly
exercised over the matter.
Long Branch has a new hotel, the
Shelburne, that will accommodate one
hundred and fifty guests. It is located
on the corner of Broadway and Ocean
avenue.
William Ilayden, aged 33, died on
Saturday morning, in Paterson, after
a lingering illness, of consumption.
Five minutes later his wife died of heart
disease.
The high tides that have lately pre
vailed along the coast, have washed
away the vast deposit of clams which
were cast on Ludlam’s beach, near Sea
Isle City, during the Winter.
Th residence of Major Z. K. Pang
born, No. 152 Belmont avenue, Jersey
City Heights, was entered by burglars
recently. The thieves carried off some
silver and plated ware.
it was proposed to establish a police
force of nine men in Woodbury.
Common Council was willing, but the
scheme met with such opposition from
the citizens that it will probably fall
through.
Miles Waterhouse, of the firm of
Waterhouse Brothers, manufacturers
of flocks, at Passaic, while walking
about his mills, on Thursday, died
suddenly of either heart disease or apo
plexy.
A Paterson man exhibits three sprigs
in full bloom from a cherry tree. Thej
were clipped from the tree befor [he
cold snap set in, and being o.ced in
water, they soon broke L.ui in blos
soms.
Isaac Mathews, of Mt. Airy, Hun
terdon county, is one of the men in
whose pockets money will not burn a
hole.' He exhibits a silver half-dollar
which he has carried as a pocket-piece
for twenty-three years.
A large factory has been erected in
East Hammonton for the manufacture
of Turkish towels, dusters, Terry cloth
and hosiery. East Hammonton is a
new settlement, three miles from the
town of Hammonton, in Atlantic
County.
The large flywheel in Thompson &
Co.’s steel works, at Jersey City, burst
on Saturday. Otto Welsh, the engi
neer, had his arm and leg broken by
the flying fragment, and Otto Lewis’
arm was broken. The pieces tore
through the roof and side of the en
cri r»
George Nutten, while attending a
variety performance at Paterson, a
few evenings ago, was struck in the
eye with some object discharged from
a pistol by one of the actors. The eye
was badly discolored, and Nutten has
brought suit for $100 damages against
the proprietor of the establishment.
Mrs. Valentine Schmitt called at the
Controller's office in Newark recently,
to inquire if her taxes were paid for
1882-83. It was found that the taxes
for 1882 were not paid. Mrs. Schmitt
said that she gave Finley A. Johnson
money to pay them. He is now fugi
tive from justice under charges of for
gery.
The fishermen owning the strip of
beach called “Galilee,” which lies be
tween Monmouth Beach and Sea
Bright, have organized themselves
into an association, having filed with
the Secretary of State a certificate of
incorporation as the “Galilee Fishing
Association.” The capital stock of the
company is $5,200.
TllQ eiHr HlKUnn limn _i._
Lambert & Co., who have been on a
strike for four weeks, on Saturday
asked for w ork in a body. All but 30
were taken on, but the others found
their looms occupied. The firm would
not discharge the men who had been
taken on during the strike. This is
the last of the strike in Paterson.
The sale of the Stockton Hotel at
Cape May was adjourned on a bid of
$08,000. It was stated that $120,000
had been offered for the hotel by a
syndicate of capitalists, but that the
offer had been refused. The repre
sentative of the owners of the hotel did
not deny this, but said the syndicate
had not the necessary financial sup
port, and was considered weak. For 1
this reason only was the offer refused. '
Two well-dressed and partly intoxi
cated young men were arrested at a i
station of the Pennsylvania Railroad
in New Brunswick, a few nights since, i
for refusing to pay their fare on a i
train. They said they were George P.
Huntington and Edward Hoar, both i
of New \ ork, and the latter claimed i
to be a nephew of United States Sena- ,
tor George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts. 1
They were committed to jail for 80 i
days. !
Miss Lucy Shepherd, a former resi
dent of Rocky Hill, who died at Farm
ingdale, Monmouth county, a few days
ago, lost some six or eight months
ago, a valuable earring. While prepar
ations were being made for the funeral
dinner, the missing jewel was found in
the intestines of a chicken that had
furnished material for the funeral
baked meats.
William Kennedy, a Monmouth
County farmer, went to Newark to
collect a bill from the keeper of a beer
shop. Upon reaching the place he
found that the proprietor had moved.
There were several young men in the
place and Kennedy displayed a roll of
bills. One of the men volunteered to
accompany Kennedy to the former
proprietor’s house. At a lonely place
the man seized Kennedy and with the
help of a confederate robbed him of
--i^ioocuii U1
the beer shop has been arrested.
The upper department of the Ranco
cas public school is closed on account
of the wilful disobedience of some of
the pupiM The trouble began with
the susnlhsion of two boys by the
teacher. Ht was the impression that
she had expelled them. One of the
trustees, fearing public censure, gave
permission to those suspended to re
turn. They were refused admission
by the teacher. The District Clerk,
whohadsided with the latter, resigned,
and the teacher, refusing to serve
under trustees who were devoid of
backbone, followed his example.
Mary Mulvey, ten years old, was
burned at her home, No. 45 Plane
street, Newark, on Friday evening,
and died in St. ael’s Hospital on
Saturday. Her mother sent her for
kerosene oil, and on the way home
she fell and spilled the oil on her dress.
She went to the kitchen and stood
before the fire to dry her clothes, when
they caught fire. She ran to the street
and an old lady vainly tried to extin
guish the flames by wrapping the
child in an old coat. Then a man
seized the girl and rolled her in the
snow and extinguished the flames.
The dedication services of the new
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in
Jersey City Heights, were held Sunday.
It is built in the Gothic style, of white
and yellow pine, with slate roof, and a
tall stftPnlft. Tllft intprinr ic
with spruce, pine, and oak, with open
rafter ceilings. The pews are finished
in oak and upholstered in silk plush.
The windows are of stained glass.
The building cost $10,000. There is a
membership of 170, with a Sunday
school of about 350 children. The Rev.
John A. Guthridge is the pastor. The
collections Sunday amounted to $2.
005.35.
Richard Harrison, a veteran of the
late war and an old New York volun- !
teer fireman, now a tailor at Red Bank ;
while drinking in John Sutphen’s sa
loon saw James Smith, a plumber,
enter the saloon. In sport the latter I
took Mr. Harrison by the coat tail and
began pulling him around the saloon.
Suddenly Harrison fell, the back of
bis head striking against the ledge of
the window. He was taken home and
is suffering from almost total paralysis, i
Justice Child has issued a warrant for !
the arrest of Smith. The attending
physicians state that there is scarcely
r possibility that the wounded man
jail recover.
On Saturday, Charles Horn and
Henry Hiles, of Lower Mt. Bethe,
Warren Co., started to go to Belvidere
in a sled for a load of lumber. On the
way the box of the sled tilted and
threw the two men forward against
the horses. The animals were fright
ened and ran away, and both men
became entangled under the runners
iff the sled. Mr. Hiles was dragged
■.wine uisuuire uuti wnen released it
ivas found that he had died, having
:iad his skull crushed besides being
otherwise bruised. Mr. Horn was also
iiurt, but not seriously. Mr. Hiles was
ibout seventy years of age and leaves
i widow, but no children.
Eugene Matthews, aged 20, the son
>f the leading physician of Bound
Urook, made preparation on Friday
or a gunning trip in Florida. He was
0 start on Saturday. Friday evening
leveral of his friends called to bid him
'ood-bye, and he brought out a new
pm which he had purchased. He had
oaded the weapon and was handling it
carelessly, showing how the trigger
vorked, when it was accidentily dis
charged. The charge went through
1 door leading into the sitting room,
vhere Matthews’ mother sat sewing,
md penetrated her heart, killing her
nstantly. When the effect of the dis
charge was ascertained the young man
jecame so frantic that it was with diffi
culty that his friends restrained him
rom shooting himself.
A. K. Daughty, the missing Tax
Collector of Muilica Township, Camden
County, has not been heard from.
His wife has paid the county authori
ties $300, the amount of his deficiency,
taking a receipt exonerating her hus
band from all criminal intent in the
management of his office.
Engineer Abercrombie has just com
pleted the survey for the new railroad
from Sea Isle City to Ocean City, and
work will be commenced at once in
its construction. The distance is
about ten and a half miles, and the
route runs close to the beach nearly
the entire ditance. The estimated
cost of the road is $00,000. The inten
tion of the company is to have the
road in running order by the coming
In a driving sleet storm in Plainfield,
Sunday evening the Temperance Re
form Club, numbering 600 members,
all voters, marched to the First Bap
tist Churehand filled the galleries while
a large congregation occupied the body
of the church. The meeting is the re
sult of a movement begun a fortnight
ago in the basement of the same church
by two young men named Maybee and
English, who live in Poughkeepsie.
English, not long ago kept a saloon in
that city, and Maybee was his best
customer. They concluded to travel
and lecture on temperance. English
to lecture to saloon keepers and May
bee to exhort and figure as the horrible
example. With them were two young
women singers and a cornet player,
whose playing of Moody and Sankey
tunes Mrs. Maybee accompanied on
the organ. English is witty, and May
bee’s manner is earnest. Neither is an
orator. They talked like old-fashioned
Methodist exhorters. On the first
night they were in Plainfield 113 per
sons signed the pledge, on the next
night 200, and on the next night 250.
For twelve successive nights the lec
tures were held in the largest churches
in the town, and about 200 names each
night were added to the list. When
Maybee and English left Plainfield the
Reform Club gave them #200 in money,
and the Ladies’ Christian Temperance
TTninn o-aro Mi>c
Nearly one thousand persons have
signed the temperance pledge at Plain
field, at the meetings held by Maybee
and English. The dozen liquor sellers
of the town complain that they lose an
average of *15 a day each by reason of
this movement. As they pay a license
fee of $500 each, some of them declare
they will not renew their licenses. Near
ly all the old topers in the town are
among the signers.
Two weeks ago A. J. McDevitt
caused the arrest of Father O'Boylan
of the Catholic Church in Corning,
Ohio, for running a wheel of fortune
at a church fair, the same being con
trary to law. Monday a party of
friends of the priest went to McDevitt"s
drug store with loaded revolvers and
forced him out into the storm a mile
west of the town, where they stripped
him, cut his clothes into fragments,
and left him to freeze. Nothing has
since been heard of him. McDe
vitt has many friends in Cornage who
are vowing vengeance. There is the
most intense feeling on both sides,
and it is feared that blood will yet be
shed. Meanwhile parties are hunting
for the naked, exiled man. It is feared
that he has perished in the storm.
At Lafayette, Indiana, a young man
named Geary committed suicide some
time ago. In accordance with a rule
of the Church and by direction of
Bishop Devenger he was refused inter
IllPIlt 111 tllP POTlSPPrntpfl TtnrHnn rtf +
Roman Catholiq cemetery. His father
appealed to the courts who decided
against the Church, and the body was
interred in the cemetery. On Sunday
the elder Geary was excommunicated,
and the ground where his son is buried
was declared desecrated so long as the
body remains in it. A strong guard is
patrolling the cemetery, threats having
been made to remove the body by
force.
The handsome and historic property
on the Delaware, just below Borden
town, known as “Old Ironsides,"’ now
the residence of Mrs. Delia T. S. Par
nell. was sold by her on Thursday to
Charles Stewart Parnell, of County
Wicklow, Ireland, for $20,000. There
are 225 acres in the property, all of
which was included in the sale except
ing the family burying ground.
We call attention to the advertise
ment of C. B. Scott & Co, 1022 & 1024
Market street, Philadelphia. Their
stock embraces one of the largest and
most varied assortments of furniture
and carpetings to be found in Phila
delphia, and all tastes and pockets can
readily be suited. Give them a call.
THE N. J. CONFERENCE.
The 48th session of the New Jersey
•Conference of the M. E. Church, con
vened in the Broadway Church, Cam
den, Wednesday morning, Bishop Wm.
L. Harris, presiding.
The anniversary of the Centennial
of the M. E. Church will occur on
Thursday at 3 o’clock P. M„ and the
anniversary of the Church Extension
Society will be held in the evening.
Addresses will be delivered by Chap
lain McCabe and Gen. C. B. Fisk.
On the same evening the Sunday
school Union and Tract Society will
celebrate their anniversaries in Union
Church, at which Dr. J. M. Freeman
will speak.
On Friday morning the Lav Con
lerence will be held, and in the after
noon Rev. J. R. Westwood, the pres
ent pastor of Central Church, Trenton,
will preach a missionary sermon.
In the evening Rev. W. Pittenger,
Rev. W. S. McCowan and the Corres
ponding Secretary of the Freedman’s
Aid Society will be the speakers on the
occasion of the anniversary of that
Society, and Rev. J. M. Reed, D. D„
"ill address a missionary service in
Third Street Church.
On Saturday afternoon the anniver
saries of the Foreign and Home Mis
sionary Societies will be celebrated in
Centenary Church. At Broadway
Church the Temperance Society will
be addressed in the evening by Rev.
S. M. Vernor. D. D. and Gen. C. B.
Fisk.
Love feast will be held on Sabbath
morning at 9 o'clock,followed by a ser
mon by the presiding bishop, after
which he will ordain those whom the
conference has ordained Deacons.
In the afternoon Rev. A. J. Kynett,
D. D., will preach in Tabernacle
church, when the ordination of Elders
will occur.
The anniversary of the Centenary
Fund and Preachers’ Aid Society will
be held in Broadway church, addressed
bv C. E. Hendrickson. Esn . .T W
Newlin, Esq., and Rev. J. Y. Dobbins.
William L. Harris, D. D., L. L. D.,
who presides over Conference, was
born near Mansfield, Ohio, November
14, 1817. He was converted and joined
the Church at a camp-meeting iu Ohio.
June 10, 1834. After having received
an elementary education, he entered
Norwalk Seminary, where under the
instruction of Dr. Chaplain he re
mained for two years, studying the
ancient languages and mathematics.
He was licensed to preach in 183G, and
was employed by the presiding elder
on Wellingtons circuit. In 1837 he
was admitted into the Michigan Con
ference, which at that time embraced
the northern part of Ohio. He served
in many of the important charges of
the Conference, and in 1845 he ac
cepted a tutorship in the Ohio Wes
leyan University. In 1848. at the re
quest of the Conference, lie accepted
the principalship of an Institute, now
Baldwin University.
In 1852, he was elected to the chair
of Chemistry and Natural History,
teaching at the same time the Hebrew
language and literature. In I860, he
was elected by the General Conference
as Assistant Corresponding Secretary
of the Missionary Society, which posi
tion he held for twelve years. In this
office he has traveled'extensively in
the United States, and has also circum
navigated the globe, visiting the mis
sions in Japan, China, India, Turkey,
Italy, Germany and Scandinavia. He
was a member of every General Con
ference from 1856 to 1872, and served
as Secretary of every session, being
elected without opposition. In 1874
he was sent as a delegate to the British
Wesleyan Conference and was at that
accredited by the American Missionary
Society to attend the British and For
eign Society. In 1865, Allegheny Col
lege honored him with the degree of
D. D.. and in 1870 Baldwin University
with the degree of LL. D.
A Rkportkr's Itkm.—Knowing the
important part the horses have in the
transaction of the immense business
of the Midway Park Stables in St.
Paul, Minn., our reporter expressed a
desire to see the animals and hear
ruuiruiius ttuuui mtrLii. wn Dein^
conducted to the stables by the prac
tical business manager, liis eyes en
countered as fine an aggregation of
horseflesh as they ever fell upon.
The conversation soon turned upon
the treatment of horses, when our re
porter remarked: "Do you ever use
Humphrey 's Homeopathic Veterinary
Specifics with your stock?" “Yes,"
was the cheerful response, “we use
them altogether; but 1 must confess
that we did not fully appreciate their
virtues until two years ago when
"pink eye” and pneumonia became
epidemic in our stables. Then they
proved just the thing every time.
Would you believe it, not an animal
was lost, while those around us lost a
great many by using old school reme
dies.” Believe it," returned the re
porter, "of course I believe it since J
have heard hundreds of Veterinaries
say the same thing.”—Exchange.
A giant boy has come forward from
Rockdale, <ia. Though only 18 years
old, he is six feet two and one half
inches tall. His name is James N.
Parker.
Politicians throughout the State are
getting ready for the Presidential cam
paign. From April to November the.
battle will rage fiercely.

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