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Bridgeton _Pioneer. • ",COWU & N.CHOLS, EdltQt~s and PuhHahers._the l.ne, let the chlpa fa,, where they TERMS, S1.50 per year, ,n advance. VOL. XXXVII, BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, MARCH 20,1884. _ .“ NO 1870 pioneer. SI.50 FerYear. r Published every Thursday mornliur, at No. 80 East Commerce Street.(up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. j — PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an order of flic Orphans’ Court of the County of Cumberland, made on the Second day of January, last, the subscribers, commissioners appointed by said Court, will sell at Public Buie On Saturday, March 2 2d, 1884, At the Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of ......nviwi., uv i..v, u v,iui.a m UIU III It'l IIUUll, lilt' South side of that DOUBLE DWELLING HOUSE And Lot No. 145, situate on the .East side of North Pearl street, 1 — _-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 Roork on the North, having a front on said Pearl street of about feet, and being about 118 feet deep. THE HOUSE CONTAINS SEVEN ROOMS, And is in a desirable location and neighborhood. m For conditions apply to either of the under signed. ISAAC D. WOODRUFF, • SAMUEL F. MOORE, _ , „ DANIEL B. MAYHEW, Dated Jan. 10, 1884. Commissioners, fob 21-5t Administrator’s Sale By virtue of an order of the Orphan’s Court of the County of Cumberland, made on ttie 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 2 o’clock in 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 ot that certain HOUSE AND LOT of hind, situate on the main road leading from Newport to Dividing Creek, on the south-west, side ot the road, and within a half mile of Di viding Creek, owned and occupied by John Wilfong, 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 m v x A A. F. BATEMAN, ieb J8-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 Cl O CoS,, .J O 1 T Vi - —U n A.l T OO J ** ^yv»v«* J ) v-u X. —VI, X UV/il) * At the Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of Bridgeton, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the DWELLING HOUSE AND LOT No, 155, situate on the East side I of Bank street in the said cityi of Bridgeton, County of Cum-1_ berland, adjoining land of Henry Bowen on the North, and land of Somers C. Weeks on the South, having a front on said Bank street of about 40 feet, and being about 90 feet deep. THE HOUSE CONTAINS SIX ROOMS, And is in excellent repair. For conditions apply to either of the under * signed, JOHN WESTCOTT, SAMUEL F. MOORE, DANIEL B. MAYHEW, ® Dated Jan. 10, 1884. Commissioners, feb 21-5t COMMISSIONERS’SALE By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court, of the County of Cumberland, made on the fourteenth day of January, A. D„ 1884, the sub scribers,Commissioners appointed by said Court will sell at Publio Vendue, at the Hotel of Jack son Briant, in the City of Bridgeton. On Saturday, April 12th, 1884, At two o’clock in the afternoon, the following described LOTS OP LAND, Situate in the Third ward. City of Bridgeton, County of Cumberland, N. J.: No. 1. Situate on the West side of Atlantio Street at the corner of Kien/Je's Lane, being 71 feet front on Atlantic street by 113 feetindepth. No. 2. Adjoining No. 1 on the South, being 50 feet front oil Atlantic Street by 114 feet in deptli. No. 3. Adjoining No. 2 on the South, being 50 feet fronton Atlantic Street by 115 feet in depth. This lot has upon it an old frame house. Conditions at sale. I SIMON W. DAILEY,) WM. K. THOMPSON, > Commissioners. ► JACOB DAILEY, j Fobruary 4,1884. mar 13-5t k PUBLIC SALE OF Real Estate ! Will be sold at Public Sale On Saturday, March 2 2d, 1884 At two o’clock in the afternoon, at the hotel of Jackson Briant, in tho 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 Joslah H. Plerco and the es tate of Freeman Pierce on tho south, one-hulf mile North-east of Mordeeai Pierce’s black smith shop. Persons desiring Information in regard to tho above property can obtain tho same of Mor ilocai Pierce. J. H. PIERCE, Executor. feb 28-ts FOR SALE. House and Lot The undersigned offers for sale the house and lot. No. 122 South f Pearl Street, in the Second ward. ' This property is well located,and , always in demand by good ten ant*. It will be sold on reasonable terms. I. T. NICHOLS, “Pioneer” Office* Bridgeton* STATE NEWS. The Winter season at both Cape May and Atlantic City has been the poorest for many years. Bad weather was the cause. Full returns from the towns and townships of Atlantic County show that the next Board of Freeholders will be Republican by a small majority. The Five-Mile Beach Improvement Company will build a breakwater at Anglesea, Cape May County, two and a half miles in length. At Mount Airy, Hunterdon County, a few nights ago, rats attacked a pig I and bit it so badly that the owner was obliged to kill it. Governor Leon Abbett will deliver ini avtuiroo uciuxtr tut; xicounuiu xjitci ary Society of the Long Branch High School, at the coming commencement to be held in J une. Indignant Phillipsburgers threaten to tar and feather a white grass widow of that town who has just married a negro. The groom had just been re leased from the Belvidere jail. An eel weighing four and one-half pounds, and thirty-nine inches in length, was caught in the lock at Bound Brook a few days ago, by Geo. Eastman. A Canada wild goose, weighing 11A pounds and measuring 70 inches from tip to tip, was shot, a few days ago, by Captain B. F. Maul, near the Co hansey lighthouse. A committee has been appointed at Rahway to solicit subscriptions tow ard erecting a monument in honor of the Rahway soldiers who were killed in the Rebellion. There are seventy-one lakes and ponds within the limits of Sussex County, including mill ponds of all sizes. Of these there are twenty-five that cover r.wenty acres each. The directors of the Hunterdon County Agricultural Society have de cided to hold a Spring trotting meet ing on the grounds of the society some time in May. It it stated that nearly 4,000 workmen have left Paterson to find employment elsewhere. The closing of the Rogers Locomotive Works and the strike at the silk mills are the principal causes. A large-sized cannon ball, about 8 inches in diameter, and an old rnst.v bayonet, plowed up on the old Ten nent parsonage farm some years ago, are on exhibition at Taylor’s Hotel, Freehold. Charles Wallace, of Palmyra, Bur lington County, was again chosen Township Collector at the late election. After the vote was announced, he started for home, and dropped dead immediately upon entering the house. The Menhaden fishing steamer Fifer, reported ashore at Somers Point, has sunk, nothing being visible but her smokestack. She will prove a total loss. She had just been purchased by the Morris Oil and Guano Company. Congressman Phelps has introduced a bill to enlarge the grounds around Washington’s Headquarters at Mor ristown, and another to erect a monu ment over the remains of the Revolu tionary soldiers to be collected there. Henry Kean, aged 77 years, a farmer from Mantua, Gloucester County, dropped dead a few days since, at Fourth and Chestnut streets, Philadel phia. He had spent the night at the house of a relative, and was on his way to the ferry. Lewis Estler, of Boonton, is one of the oldest office-holders in the country, he having been Town Clerk of Boon ton, and Old Pequannock township, for 41 years consecutively. He is also Clerk of the Board of Freeholders and Assessor. The heavy bulkhead erected by the United States Government across the olfl nlmnnol /\f /'ll_1-_.i_ Middlesex County, last Summer, 1ms been demolished by the recent heavy tides. A bar is forming at the mouth of the new channel, and if the bulk head is not repaired, navigation of the creek will be closed. An epidemic of scarlet fever and diph theria is prevailing along the river between Pennsgrove and Bridgeport, Gloucester Co., and along the Raccoon creek. There have already been a number of deaths. In one family near Bridgeport, a son 38 years old, a daugh ter 18, and an infant son died within a week. General James Stewart, Jr., Phila delphia’s Chief of Police is a native of Warren County, and is 44 years old. He served through the Rebellion, en tering the service as a lieutenant of the Ninth Volunteers. He was repeat edly promoted for bravery in the field, and left the service as a Brigadier General. A public sale of sixty-live shares of the First National Bank of Woodbury, recently attracted considerable atten tion. William I). Nash, of Philadel phia, purchased a lot of ten shares for $128 per share, and the remainder for $124. The par value is $!50 and the dividend 12 per cent., while the surplus now equals the entire capital stock. Joseph T. Field, of Middletown, Monmouth County, recently shipped to New York city a large bull, which weighed over 2,400 pounds. This mon ster animal was sold a few days later to a Mr. Goldsmith for exportation to England, at $0,874 per 100 pounds. Mr. Goldsmith says that a better bull was never seen in the New York market. W. T. Morgan, a prominent citizen of Passaic, was so affected by a clap of thunder on Sunday afternoon of last week that he fainted. While his fmmlv u'nvn I'OL't/kciii,. l«:... 4..^__•_ „ - -"o vv*iov,ivuc ness a second clap occurred, and Mr. Morgan instantly expired. He was 45 years old, and had been worried of late over business troubles. He leaves a wife and one child. The interest in the Cape May elec tion centered wholly in the selection of Councihnen, The license party elected two out of three—Messrs. Haines and I lenizot, old members. The anti-license party elected ex-Mayor Williams by a bare majority. It is be lieved that in his case there are suffi cient grounds for demanding a recount. On the license question the new Coun cil will stand six to three in its favor. The residents of Burlington County are excited over the alleged inhuman treatment by Thomas Sagers, a rich farmer and prominent member of the Methodist Church, of Charles Hunter a colored boy employed as a farm hand. The boy, almost naked, ran away from Sagers and made his way to a house near Recklesstown. His hands and toes were so badly frozen that they had to be amputated. A physi cian says the lad may live but he will be a cripple for life. A few nights ago William Trusty, a colored resident of Daretown, Salem Co., was caught robbing the hen-roost of Wilbert and Lucius DuBois, at that place. In trying to capture the thief both the DuBois’s were shot— Wilbert in the breast and Lucius in the arm. Their wounds are not seri ous. The brothers clubbed the negro on the head with the butts of their guns, and lie was taken to Salem Jail where he has since died. Trusty was a desperado, and feared by everybody. Within the past three years, five State detectives from Paterson have been sentenced to State Prison. O’Malley and Tiedmann were sentenced in a neighboring county, into which they had made excursions, for black mailing liquor dealers and collecting fees, representing themselves to be United States officers. Baumann was sentenced a short time ago for shoot ing William Williamson, and Lynch and Ludlow were sent down a few days ago for blackmailing residents of Pat erson, A correspondent writing to the Clin ton Democrat says: “I saw in your last issue that the oldest maid in the United States is Miss Wilson, of Franklin township, N. J., her age being 102 years. There are two in Bethlehem township—the Misses Bigler—the older being 92 and the younger 87 years. They have a sister living in the same house, who is 94 years of age, and Mr. John C. Wene, who lias lived there for the last fifty years, is 77 years of age, making the combined ages of the four in the one house 350 years. I think that equals anything in this State or any of the 39 States.” On Monday of last week, Jeremiah Sprague, while gunning in Barnegat uuy, nearly perished from the cold. He succeeded in reaching home after awhile, and after thawing out, con cluded to clean his gun and till some cartridges. While in the act of doing so, he exploded the cap of a cartridge, and it tired two pounds of gunpowder he had in a box in his lap. The ex plosion that followed was rather start ling in its effects; it not only blew him self and a younger brother and sister over, but started the whole end of the house out. Overhead sat a whole keg of powder, but fortunately for the family this failed to take fire. Young Sprague, his brother and sister are burnt very badly about the face, breast and hands. Mr. Moses Boyd, a conductor on the Boston and Providence Railroad, has been employed in that capacity for forty-three years. He had charge of the first train on that road, and is the oldest conductor in the country. the m. e. conference. The N. J. Conference in session at Broadway Church, Camden, during the past week, has been one of the most interesting ever held in the State. On Friday, Conference elected Rev. J. B. Graw, Rev. D. H. Schock, Rev. G. B. Wight and Rev. Win. Walton, delegates to the General Conference. New Brunswick was selected the same day as the seat of the next Con ference. A sensation of short duration was created in the Conference, Saturday morning by the favorable report of the committee on the application for membership on trial of the Rev. John De Witt Miller, of Trenton. When his name was read, a dozen delegates were on their feet with protests, but Bishop Harris took the matter in h ATI fi Anri tn AT *> AT J11 n/1 mission, claiming that he was an ad vocate of unholy doctrines. He said that, while the applicant was a pastor of a Trenton church, he upheld the theatre as a means of diffusing moral and intellectual instruction. When called upon to account for his theory before the Quarterly Conference “he begged off,” and a few weeks later at tended the “Passion Play” in New York, and subsequently wrote a favor able criticism of it. On a vote being taken but one delegate favored his admission. A committee, consisting of Revs. C. H. Whiticar, Jefferson Lewis, D. P. Kidder, Joseph Ashbrook and Thomas Hanlon was appointed to reply to the Centennial Fraternal Committee of the Philadelphia Conference. The Committee on Temperance, in their report, deprecated the liquor license system and recommended constitu tional prohibition as the only true remedy. It was agreed to appoint a committee to represent the Confer ence in the General Temperance So cietyof Aew Jersey. Brief addresses were made by the Rev. Dr. Lowrie, of the Cincinnati Conference, and the Rev. John Paul Cook, representative i of the French Conference to the Gen j eral Conference. An appeal from the latter for assistance to prosecute the ! work of Methodism in France was re I warded by a subscription of $74. The Rev. H. AV. Key, of the Tennessee Con ference, also asked for aid for the Church in his section, and a collection resulted in a purse of $53.96. The committee recommended the local preachers for deacon's orders: James M. Reed, James T. Schoek, 1). T. Williams, Alphonso W. Weaver, G. W. Bowman, D. B. Ackley, C. Berry and Isaac L. Fowler. On probation the following were admitted: James Morgan Ried, 8. M. Vansant, Wilbur F. Herr, Robert M. Maples, Edmund G. Hults, George M. Pine, Pennington Corson, Winfield S. Ludlow and James G. Edwards. The Rev. Samuel E. Post, Confer ence treasurer, reported the following receipts and expenditures: Total re ceived from missions, $19,96.37; Wo men's Foreign Mission, $182.18; Church Extension, $1669.79; Tract Society, $442.15: Sunday-school Union, $530.44; Freedman's Aid, $1124.29; Education, $989.16; Bible Society, $451,63; Episco pal Fund, $1730.26; Conference Claim ants, $5204,23; General Conference ex penses, $754.65; Pennington Seminary, $419.33; Preachers’ Aid Society, $302. 48. Dot. W,.» D-.^Ll!_ of Bridgeton District, presented his re port which showed general prosperity throughout the entire District. There had been about one thousand proba tioners received during the year, the entire membership in his charge num bering over 10,000, with 9402 Sabbath school scholars. Six new churches have been erected in the year, and several others are in contemplation. On Monday morning Conference re assembled in Broadway M. E. Church, Camden, Bishop Harris presiding. The characters of supernumerary preachers were passed and the follow ing were continued: J. Lewis, J. At wood, T. Sovereign, A. K. Street, R. A. Chalker, P. Y. Cakler, W. C. Stock ton, J. W. Hickman, J. Ashbrook, J. GaskiH, J. T. Tucker, S. H. Asay, M. H. Shimp, I. J. Corson, fcr. Hughes, A. Edwards, F. Robbins, J. Vansant, C. W. Heisley, A. Matthews, C. A. Mauls bury, J. G. Reed. A strong appeal was made by G. Hughes against the use of tobacco by members of the Conference, and a res olution recommending members to discontinue the practice received only two negative votes. The fraternal delegates from the Philadelphia Con ference were introduced and made ad dresses. The Committee on Sunday schools reported that during the year, 19(57 pupils had been added to the churches. The Centennial Committee reported in favor of holding centen nial meetings, etc., and that offerings be solicited from each church, forty per cent, of which shall be applied to the Preacher's Aid Society, and sixty per cent, to the fund of Pennington Seminary. The character of Rev. C. A. Mauls bury was passed, and he was voted a location at his own request. Rev. G. K. Morris was transferred to the Phil adelphia Conference, Rev. P. Or. Buck man to the Nebraska Conference, and Rev. W. D. Osborne to the Genessee Conference. Rev. J. N. Gambrel was ■ rren™ irorn me maiana uomerence. A subscription of $765 was taken for the centennial preachers’ fund. The following appointments of loca tions for the various ministers were announced,after which the Conference adjourned for one year: Camden District.—J. B. draw, P. E. Absecon, J. E. Diverty; Asbury and Zion, T. C. Parker. Atlantic City— First Church, J. H. Boswell; St. Paul's, G. S. Meseroll: Berlin, T. S. Wilson; Bethel. W. E. Greenbank; Blackwood. J. W. Morris: Bridgeport and Asbury, J. R. Thompson. Camden—Third Street, George B. Wight; Union, G. L. Dobbins; Broadway, William P. Davis: Tabernacle, J. S. Heisler; Centenary, J. L. Soov; Eighth Street, J. H. Pay ran; Fillmore Street, D. W. C. Mcln tire; Grace, C. F. Downs; City mission, T. D. Sleeper: Chew's Landing Circuit. D. D. Fisler; Clarksboro, H. J. Zellev; Cross Keys and Turnerville, S. M. Hudson; Dudley, R. S. Harris: Ewan's Mills, to be supplied; Gloucester City, H. M. Brown; Glendale, to be sup plied; Greenland, to be supplied; Had donfield, D. B. Harris; Hammonton. E. Hults: Hurffville, Wm. Margerum: Jefferson, to be supplied; Linwood, J. Garrison; Lower Bank and Green Bank, George W. Pine: Mantua, S. S. Belville; Merchantville, W. S. Barnart: H r __j. _ rw m - - muuicoiunu, Li. . i/UgttU, iUlUlCcL Hill, S. T. White: May’s Landing, J. G. Crate; Paulsboro. J. H. Mickle: Pedricktown and Centre Square, J. Wagg; Pennsgrove, J. H. Hutchinson; Pleasant Mills and Elwood, to be sup plied; Port Republic and Sinithville, W. X. Ogborn; Swedesboro, C. F. Gar rison; Smith’s Landing, Alfred Wagg; Tansboro, J. F. Morell; Thoroughfare, to be supplied: Wenonah to be sup plied; Williamstown, J. F. Heilenman; Winslow and Elm, R. Waples; Wood bury, Geo. H. Xeal. A. Gillmore, chaplain U. S. Army, member of Wins low Quarterly Conference. Bridgeton District.—W. Walton, P. E. Allowavs, Charles H. Elder; Au burn, J. P. Connelly; Bridgeton—Com merce Street, Willis Reeves; Trinity, George Reed; Central, E. C. Hancock; Cape May City, G. F. Bishop; Cape May Court House, William Mitchell; Cedarville, X. A. Macnichol; Clayton, George S. Sykes; Cumberland Circuit, to be supplied; Dennisville, S. H. Pot ter; Dividing Creek, to be supplied; Elmer. J. Rogers and H. J. Conover; Fairton, J. T. Price; Goshen and Dyer's Creek, James A. Lavelle: Glou cester Circuit, J. O. R. Corliss; Glass boro, S. F. Wheeler; Harrisonville, G. E. Hancock; Hancock's Bridge, to be supplied; Haleyville and Buckshutem, Charles S. Miller: Mauricetown, S. C. Chatten; Millville—First Church, J. C. Westwood; Foundry, S. W. Lake; Trinity, J. L. Roe; Xazareth and Deer field, W. A. Allen; Xewport, W. E. Ludlow; Ocean City, C. K. Fleming: Pennsville, E. J. Lippincott; Peters burg, E. Brunyate; Pleasant Grove, to be supplied; Port Elizabeth, C. W. Livesley; Port Xorris, P. Corson; Harmony, to be supplied; Salem— First Church, W. S. Zane; Broadway, James Moore; Sea Isle City, H. V. Cheeseman; Sharptown, J. W. Clark; Tabernacle, J. B. He ward; Tuckahoe, M. C. Stokes; Unionville, A. J. Greg ory; Vineland and South Vineland, Philip Cline; Woodstown, Nomer J. Wright; West Creek and Heislerville, W. A. Lilly; Willow Grove, J. G. Edwards. Trenton District—D. H. Sehock, P. E.—Allentown and Sharon, Peter Pro vost; Barnegat, J. J. Graw; Beverly, Levi Larew; Bordeutown, Trinity Church, William A. Massey; First Church,WilliamPittinger; Bridgeboro, S. F. Gaskill; Burlington, Broad St., A. M. North; Burlington, Union Street, J. B. Haines; Cinnaminson and De lanco, to be supplied; Columbus, J. A. Willy; Crosswick and Ellisdale, W. J. Stewart; Florence, J. L. Souder; Good luck, Bayville and Waretown, to be supplied; Groveville, W. E. Blakiston; Hamilton Square and Bakerville, to be supplied; Indian Mills, to be supplied; Lambertville, J. A. Dilks; Lumberton and Smithville, George Reeves; Mana hawkin, W. E. Perry; Marlton, to be supplied; Medford, L. N. Clark; Moun^ Holly, A. Lawrence; New Gretna, E. Waters; Palmyra, C. H. Whitecar; Pemberton, J. B. Turpin; Pennington, E. H. Durell; Princeton, J. S. Parker; Rancocas and Masonville, to be sup plied: Rocky Hill and Kingston, to be supplied; Titusville, AV. H. Burley; Trenton—Greene Street, E. Hewitt Trinity, G. C. Stanger; Union Street, J. E. Handley; State Street, J. Y. Dob bins; AVarren Street, J. H. Boyd; Cen tral, AV. P. Strickland: Hamilton ave nue, Eli Gifford; Broad Street, to be supplied; Simpson, C. S. Lawrence; Tuckerton, L. O. Manchester; Vincen kjwii, i. y. uarrnan; West Creek, J. H. Magee: Windsor, Gilden Elvin. •T. Hanlon, principal of Pennington Seminary, member of Pennington Quarterly Conference. W. C. Bowen, president of Borden town Female College, member of First Church Quarterly Conference. R. Given, chaplain U. S. Navy, mem ber of Indian Mills Quarterly Confer ence. New Brunswick District—W. W. Moffett. P. E.—AsburyPark, J. S. Gas kill; Atlantic Highlands, J. E. Lake; Bethesda, R. B. Stevenson; Cassville and Harmony, J. M. Read: Cranbury, E. W. Woodward; Eatontown and Tinton Falls, to be supplied; Embury, S. Townsend; Englishtown, S. M. Van sant;Farmingdale, W. Herr; Freehold, William M. White; Granville, to be supplied; Greenville Circuit, to be sup plied: Hamilton and Wall, H. S. Nor ris; Hightstown, R. J. Andrews; Iui laystown, L. A. Bearmore; Island Heights, J. E. Sawn; Jacobstown and Cookstown, W. H. Hoag; Jamesburg, C. R. Smith; Key port—Calvary, G. C. Maddock; St. John's, G. H. Tullis; Long Branch—First Church, B. C. Lip pincott; St. Luke’s, R. Thorn; East Simpson, A. H. Eberhardt; North As bury, S. S. Weatherby; Matawan and Cliffwood, H. G. Williams; Manasquan nnrl Snrinrr T.ol-o T W rininLL. Chester and Whitings, to be supplied; Milltown, D. Moore; Morganville and Jacksonville, to be supplied; Navesink, C. E. Hill; First Church, New Bruns wick, M. Relyea; Pitman, New Bruns wick, Jesse Stiles, St. James’, New Brunswick, W. S. McCowan; New Egypt. W. T. Abbott; New Lisbon, A. Chambers; Ocean Grove, J. B. West cott; Oceanport, G. H. Hitchens; Oceanic, to be supplied; Ocean Beach, W. Franklin; Old Bridge, to be sup plied; PointviUe and Wrightstown, E. S. J. Gwynn; Point Pleasant, G. R. Snyder; Port Monmouth, J. F. Sechrist, Red Bank, First Church, Henry Belt ing; Red Bank, Grace Church, J. R. Mace; Seabright, A. M. Lake; Sayer ville, E. Green; Silverton, to be sup plied; South Amboy, S. E. Post; Poms River, W. W. Christine; Washington, J. L. Nelson: West Grove and Key East, E. H. Stokes. "The Blind Canary.”—The second edition of these poems has just been published. The author, Hugh Farrar McDermott, of Jersey City, has often, and very appropriately, too, been called “The Bard of Nature.” His poems are full of grand sentiments that stir the heart, beautiful imagery that gives pleasure to the mind, a melodious cadence grateful to the ear, and, in some of them, pathos that fills the soul ;with sadness. There is an originality in all his verses. He never imitates or strains after effect. There ilV/lUUlj, U1U 111 11 13 miij^UU^C) anil none of those mysterious conceits anil unintelligible sentences that are affected by the lesser poets. His poems come from the heart filled with an unaffected sympathy, nature anil humanity. Some of McDermott's poems will live as long as our language is spoken or written.—Texas Siftings. Mr. Vanderbilt said to a reporter in New York the other day: “I believe I am the richest man in the world. In England the Duke of Westminster is said to be worth $200,000,000, but it is mostly in lands and houses. It does not yield him 2 per cent. A year from now I shall be worth morejthan $200, 000,000 and will have an income equal to 0 per cent, on that amount.” He owns 930,840 shares of railway stoek, valued at $88,750,000, his railway bonds amount to $56,857,420, he holds $70, 580,000 in government and a trifle over $5,000,000 in other securities—the ag gregate wealth of this Midas being $201,333,413. In 1883 no less than 76,645,896 tin cans of tomatoes were put up in the United States, the wholesale value being about $6,000,000. Maryland puts up about one-half of the product and New Jersey one-fifth. There are fifteen other States which have pack ing-houses, Delaware, California, and Ohio being the other principal pack ing States.