Bridgeton, N. J., March 20th, 1884.
Advertisements and communications to in
sure insertion,should be handed in by Tuesday
evening of each week.
No notice will be taken of anonymous com
Marriages and deaths inserted gratuitously.
Property of R. M. Rocap, Hopewell township.
Property of Theodore L. Bacon, dec’d, near
Property, First ward, Bridgeton, March 22d.
Property, First ward, Bridgeton, March 22d.
Property of Jacob Pierce, deceased, near
Bridgeton, March 22d.
Property Third ward, Bridgeton, April 12th.
Property of John Wilfong, dec., ndnr Divid
ing Creek, Mdrch 29th.
SHERIFF S SALE.
Property of David Lummis, Third ward,
Bridgeton, April 12th.
These markets are corrected weekly, by the
leading dealers of Bridgeton.
Bridgeton, March 12, 1884.
Wheat. 1 15
Corn, new. 60
Hay. 16 00
Orchard Grass Seed. 2 00
Herd ** “ . 65
Timothy “ “ 2 75
Clover Seed. .9 00(510 00
German Millet. 1 65
American Millet. I 50
Hungarian Grass. 150
Oak Wood.4 00(54 50
, Pine Wood.3 50(5 4 00
Schuylkill Coal, Stove and Egg.5 25(5 5 75
‘ “ Chestnut.5 25(55 75
Lehigh Coal, Stove and Egg.5 50(5 6 00
“ “ Chestnut.5 50(56 00
Pork, per lb. 12
Eggs, per doz. 20
Butter,per lb. 25(535
Spring Chickens. 16(520
l4 owls. 14
Geo. M. Wells, Birmingham, N. J., is the au
thorized solicitor of the Pioneer, and will at
tend promptly to all inquiries from Philadel
phia or other outside advertisers.
Read the third statement of Bridge
ton ^National Bank. The amount of
business transacted by this institution
is growing constantly.
The newly appointed pastors of the
Commerce Street and Trinity M. E.
Churches, will preach their first ser
mons next Sabbath morning.
Commissioners have decided to lay
out a new road from Mill street in the
Second ward, to the Brickville road.
This will be a continuance of East
Samuel H. Hann, Geo. W. McGowan
and E. E. Johnson were lay delegates
from the M. E. Churches of this city
to the N. J. Conference in session at
The canvass for Overseers of Roads
and Streets in the several wards is agi
tating the minds of a number of per
sons who are candidates for the places
soon to be filled.
The recently choosen city officers
were sworn in by the President of
Council on Tuesday evening. Council
now stands politically,four Republicans
and five Democrats.
Mr. J. Knudson thought he had
Bridgeton pretty well dyed and clean
ed, but he understands some have not
been dyed yet, and send their goods
off to an old town in Pennsylvania.
Now that the Governor has vetoed
the bill which would have given the
Bridgeton City Council power to create
a new ward, some other method will
have to be devised to bring about a
division of the First ward.
Work on the new passenger and
freight depots for the Reading Railroad
on Cohansey avenue, is progressing.
Trains will soon be running over the
new micas wmcn are lo connect the
depots with the main road.
C. R. Corey, ice cream man, confec
tioner and cake baker, is getting ready
for the Spring trade. He will make
several improvrments in his business
place in order that he may be able to
furnish still better accommodations
for his customers.
The chapel of the First Presbyterian
Church on North Pearl street, is rap
idly approaching completion. It will
be one of the handsomest edifices in
South Jersey, and far surpass the
church building with which it is con
nected, both as to interior and exterior.
The New Jersey Conference of the
African M. E. Church, will be held in
Newark, April 2d. Rev. J. H. Bean,
who has so acceptably filled the pulpit
of the Mount Zion Church in this city,
during the past three years, will prob
ably be sent by this Conference to an
other field of labor.
Mr. Jacob Turner, who for some time
past has been very ill, has recently re
moved from Bridgeton to the residence
Of his father-in-law, Captain Peterson,
at Newport. His recovery is doubtful.
Mr. Turner was for some two years
successfully engaged in the barber
business on North Laurel street.
W. J. Blew, formerly of this city,
will take up his residence in Dakota
in a few days.
At the annual meeting of the Dela
ware Bay and Maurice River Cove
Oyster Association, on Monday last,
the old officers were re-elected. The
accounts of the Collector were ordered
published in the Pioneer and Patriot.
A resolution was adopted that the
Association take measures to compel
the payment of all moneys in the
hands of the old Association.
Mr. A. M. Heston, late of the Bridge
ton Chronicle, has removed his family
to Atlantic City, where they will here
after reside. Sir. Heston and Mr.
Shreve, of Burlington County, have
taken possession of the Review
newspaper which they recently pur
chased, and are now running it. The
Review is one of the most valuable
newsnaner nronerties in the State.
We are pleased to learn that the Y.
M. C. A. propose to supplement their
Course with a lecture by Rev. Dr.
Tiffany, of the Madison Avenue M. E.
Church, New York. Any subject that
this eloquent divine handles receives a
masterly treatment. Many who re
gretted that they were not out to hear
him a few months ago, will avail them
selves of this opportunity to listen to
one of the most polished speakers of
When in Philadelphia stop in and
see Messrs. Locke & Stewart, carpet
dealers. No. 939 Market street. They
have a splendid Spring stock of all
kinds of Carpets, Oil Cloths, Mattings,
Window Shades, and Rugs. House
keepers and all who intend to go to
housekeeping soon, should not fail to
give them a visit. We know Messrs.
Locke & Stewart, and can guarantee
that they will do the right thing by
Miss Harriet F. Dare, formerly of
this city, was married to Louis Beck
hardt, by Mayor King, of Philadelphia,
on Wednesday afternoon of last week.
Miss Dare has been residing of late
with her sister, Mrs. Somers Robinson,
at Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which
place she came to Philadelphia, a dis
tance of more than one thousand miles,
to be married. The newly wedded
couple will reside in Bridgeton.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Cumberland Mutual
Fire Insurance Company held on
Thursday last, the following persons
were chosen Directors the ensuing
year:—D. P. Elmer, Jas. Stiles, Jas.
Coombs, Geo. Tomlinson, Jos. H.
Riley, Edward Stokes, Chas. S. Fith
ian, R. W. Elmer, E. J. Lloyd, D.
Howell, Jas. B. Ware, A. F. Randolph,
Benj. F. Harding, Eph. Bateman.
The Farewell Concert of the Fisk
University Jubilee Singers, from Nash
ville, Tennessee, will be held in Moore's
Opera House, Wednesday evening,
March 26th, 1884. This is the original
Troupe, and is famous for its musical
abilities throughout the country. No
company of singers in the world can.
equal them as vocalists in the peculiar
Slave songs and Hymns of the South.
He who fails to hear them will miss a
great treat. Tickets to be had at
Moore & Son’s under the Opera House.
On Thursday evening last, A. L.
Robeson Post held the last camp fire
of the season, at the hall on Broad St.
The Department Commander and his
staff were present. Sergeant Bowman
Buck officiated over two hundred
quarts of baked beans and sixty pounds
of beef. The instrumental music was
under the leadership of Prof. Kirchoff.
Esquire Meyers sang the Marseilles
Hymn, which was repeatedly encored,
and Capt. Lord, of Vineland, gave
Keenan’s Charge at Chancellorsville.
Some five hundred persons partook of
the repast which had been prepared.
A special meeting of the City Coun
cil was held on Tuesday evening last.
Members present—Messrs. Hampton,
Cox, Rogers, Eli Loper, Geo. Loper,
Rocap, Campbell, Hancock, Whitaker.
A list of those persons elected at the
late election was read by the Recorder.
After the passage of a number of
bills the old Council adjourned.
The new Council was then organ
ized by the selection of Stephen Cox,
jr., as inairman.
A number of the newly elected city
and ward officers presented themselves
and were sworn into office.
Timothy Woodruff was elected Water
W. A. Logue was chosen Solicitor.
The President announced the follow
ing standing committees:
Finance—Eli E. Rogers, Eli Loper,
Ordinance for Printing—Rocap,
Fire Escapes—Hampton, Geo. Loper,
Street Laying—Hampton, Rocap,
Water—Cox, Bacon, Geo. Loper.
An order was drawn on City Treas
urer in favor of the School Superinten
dent, for $4,000, State School Tax.
An order was drawn on City Treas
urer for $50, in favor of W. Robinson,
Overseer of Roads in Third ward.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Board of Education was held on Mon
day evening, March 17th, at 7.30
Members' present—Messrs Beadle
(President), Trenchard, Loper, Peck,
Streets, Gilman and Hancock.
The minutes of the last regular
meeting were read and approved.
Reports from the several schools
were read and filed.
Report from Committee to audit the
accounts of the retiring School Super
intendent, was received.
Bill of D. B. & W. C. Whitaker & Co.,
$13.43, was ordered paid.
The Committee having in charge
the selection of a site for a new school
house in the First ward were instruct
ed to call the attention of City Coun
cil to the need of additional school ac
commodations for the Third ward.
The following resolution, offered by
Mr. Hancock, was adopted:
Resolved, That those teachers who
are now teaching in the public schools
of Bridgeton, and who now hold first
grade city certificates in full force and
effect, be in-anted a first (rrmlo nor.
At the sale of the Ur. Sharp proper
ty, on Saturday, Ur. T. M. Sharp pur
chased the property that he now occu
pies, for £4,200. Fourteen acres of
meadow at the mouth of Manumuskin
Creek, was bought by J. W. B. Vana
man for £525.00. Eight acres along
the Maurice river were bought by Isaac
Mayhew and brother, for £600.00.
The veteran Freeholder, Mr. Thomas
S. Shaw, has again been triumphantly
Benjamin M'Keag, Jonathan Lore,
and Henry C. Spence, have been
elected members of the Township
Committee for the ensuing year.
The oystermen of Maurice River
Township, are unanimously opposed
to the Gardner oyster bill.
Samuel Penn, who recently died in
this city, was the oldest man in Cum
berland County, and with the excep
tion of Michael Potter.at Willow Grove
perhaps the oldest in this part of the
State. He was born June 13th, 1789.
Mr. Penn is said to have crossed the
Maurice River on the back of a por
poise several years ago.
The new Councilmen were sworn
into office, Friday evening. The Coun
cil elected Mr. Lon Hogate, son-in-law
of editor Newlin, of the Republican,
City Recorder, and also selected a
City Marshal in the person of Mr. J.
A young man by the name of Win,
Baker was arrested a few days since
for bigamy. He has two wives living
near Millville. Baker was taken to
the Bridgeton Jail.
The schooner “Luther T. Garretson”
was launched a few days since from
the shipyard on Maurice river near
! the Main street bridge. The schooner
j is 900 tons burden, 135 feet length of
I keel, 35 foot beam, 91 lower hold and
51 feet between decks. She is to be in
i the coasting trade, and will be com
manded by Capt. Wm. S. Crawford,
The scriking operators at the Cotton
Mill have not yet resumed work.
Thomas Corson, one of our best cit
izens deposited his 100th ballot on
election day. He has been a voter
fifty years, and has never missed a
vote Spring or Fall. Mr. Corson was
at one time Mayor of Millville, and
also Coroner of Cumberland County.
The spirit of faction in the Republi
can party of Vineland, and to a large
extent Landis township, is decidedly
bitter, as was demonstrated in the
election last November, and again in
the election held for local officers last
week. This is a condition of affairs
that is greatly to be regretted by all
true Republicans, and is a matter of
rejoicing on the part of the Democracy,
the leaders of whom see therein the
glimmers of sure success for themselves
in the near future, if they can only in
duce the Republicans to keep up their
silly and careless quarrels. The re
sult of last week’s election in this
borough and township is a matter of
congratulation for the Democracy.
They elected their candidate for Mayor
by a large majority, and came near
capturing a majority of the other m^st
important offices in the boroutrli and
township. In sacrificing Mayor Brown
to the moloch of faction, the Republi
cans of Vineland displayed the most
assanine stupidity. Mr. Brown had
served one term as Mayor, and a most
efficient and careful officer did he make.
He discharged the duties of his posi
tion with conscientious efficiency and
always with an eye to the best inter
ests of the place. He did not belong
to the factions, but is a Republican in
the true sense of the term,and if we are
not mistaken the factious Republicans
who elected Judge Doughty, the new
Democratic Mayor, will find out that
they have “put their foot in it,” as Re
publicans usually do, when in a fit of
passion, they throw aside principles
to gratify a petty personal grievance,
which is generally only imaginary at
For several weeks, burglars have
been operating in Vineland and vicin
ity. A house on Orchard road, from
which the family were temporarily ab
sent, was among the first visited by the
scamps, and a number of articles were
taken. The residence of Mr. Seigman
on Landis avenue, was broken into
about the same time and a lot of silver
ware, etc., carried off. The despera
does then moved their field of opera
tion to the vicinity of South Vineland,
where they took up their quarters for
several days in the cottage of a Mr.
Harris, whose family was in Pliiladel
pliia. They also raided the cottage of
Mrs. C-fillem, located near by their
headquarters. Mrs. (rillem and her
daughter who occupy the place in the
Summer, were absent in Philadelphia
at the time. On last Friday evening,
they were discovered in Mr. Harris
cotttage by some of the neighbors,
and Messrs. Sutton, Hoffltt, Wamsley
and Flanigan, with one or two others'
surrounded the place and captured
them, keeping them under guard in
the house until next morning, when
officer Strong was notified and went
down and brought the prisoners to
Vineland. They proved to be John
and Frank Jones, two young men not
long out oi uieir teens, ami sons oi
Thos. Jones, of this place. When
captured they had a lot of burglars’
tools, among which were a heavy jim
my, coal chisels, steel diamonds, for
cutting glass, skeleton keys, chisels,etc.
They had a hearing before Justice
Brown on Saturday afternoon, who
after hearing the evidence, ordered
them committed to the County Jail to
wait the action of the Grand Jury.
They were not however taken at once
to Bridgeton but placed in the town
ship Lockup here, the officer in charge
thinking it strong enough to hold them
until Monday morning. In this opin
ion he was entirely mistaken, for when
Monday morning came the birds had
flown. They had forced two doors
open with a short crow bar, and a
third the outside one was unlocked.
It is quite evident that they had assis
tance from the outside, who supplied
them with the tools to force open the
doors, and who no doubt found means
to unlock the outer door. The query
is why were two such desperate char
acters kept in the lockup here two
days and nights without a guard over
them? Right here among their friends
and possibly accomplices, it is not at
all surprisingthatthey escaped, butthe
escape is none the less a most decided
piece of official stupidity and negli
gence. The “villians, were seen in
Miliville a number of times last week,
before their arrest, and it is the gen
their plunder in that place, and pos
sibly had accomplices there who helped
them dispose of the stolen goods.
The Township Committee of Landis,
would be doing an important public
service to offer a liberal reward for the
capture of the escaped burglars.
Elias Doughty, Judge of the Com
mon Pleas Court, was elected Mayoi
of the borough at the late election.
Several arrests have lately been
made for the illegal selling of liquor in
Mr. E. H. Foote is again Assessor ol
Landis Township. This is a deserved
tribute to a very worthy officer, and
Quite a number of strangers arc
stopping in Vineland for the purpose
of recuperating their health. The cli
mate here appears to agree with all
who visit the place.
The Republicans who bolted the
regular caucus nomination succeeded
in electing nearly their whole ticket
at the township election. Mr. Seaman
R. Fowler, late postmaster, waschoseE
Collector over R. P. Fuller who held
the office last year.
There was a surprise on Saturday
at the residence of Mrs. Lewis Gl. Wil
lis. The party went to sew carpel
rags. After partaking of supper the}
returned home reporting a good time
John E. Bradway has been selectee
as the janitor for the Methodist church
for another year.
John S. Williams, went on Monda}
to the South, to be with his uncli
Newton Woodruff is erecting a ver;
large and handsome play house fo
The young people had a happy timi
at Clel Husted’s in Rockville, on Sat
Miss Hattie Hall, teacher of th«
school at Herring Row, recently gavi
a very delightful entertainment in tie
school house at that place; everythin;
passed on very pleasantly, and sliowe<
that the scholars are improving ver;
rapidly under Miss Hall’s instruction
Ballou’s Monthly Magazine foi
April.—The April number of Ballou’
Monthly Magazine contains the fourtl
part of that exciting and amusinj
story, “On Land and Sea, or Californii
in the Years 1843, ’44, and ’45,” by Wil
liam H. Thornes. The author of “Thi
Belle of Australia” and “Running thi
Blockade” never before wrote any
thing so good as his new serial, nov
running through Ballou’s. This Iasi
chapter contains a vivid account o
the flogging of two sailors on boari
the old United States ship-of-war Bale
lying in the haror of Monterey, in th<
year 1843, for drunkenness and fighting
on shore. The picture is a real one
and will be read with interest by al
who consider what punishment iner
had to endure before Congress stopped
flogging on our national ships and
mercantile marine. The same chaptei
also contains a laughable account of
how the boys spent their Sunday lib
erty in Monterey, and the many pranks
that were played by youngsters on the
greasers, even breaking up a cock-fight
by the aid of some fire-crackers, and
frightening the Indians into convul
sions by interrupting their gambling
games. This autobiography grows
more interesting as it proceeds, show
ing as it does the customs and habits
of the Mexicans in those early days
before California was annexed, or the
gold discoveries. Ballou’s is only
#1.50 per annum, postpaid, or 15 cent's
a single copy. It is full of good read
ing and engravings. Send 10 cents for
a sample copy, and see how nice it is.
Published by Thornes & Talbot, 23
Hawley street, Boston.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Shiloh, February 25, 1884.
For many years I have suffered from
defective eyesight, and obliged to use
spectacles. A year and a half ago it
became a source of great anxiety lest
in nuwum imcucic nun WUriV. clo ll
minister of the Gospel. Oftentimes on
dark (lays and evenings I could not rend
hymns or Bibles of ordinary print
without an extra lens to hold in the
hand, or doubling the eyeglasses for a
stronger focus. Mr. McCord advised
me in the matter, and undertook the
task of fitting my eyes with lens that
would enable me' to read with comfort :
this he accomplished so admirably that
now, after a year’s use of his crystals,
I am most happy to say that I have
suffered no inconvenience as hereto
fore, and that my eyes have grown
stronger with the use of the crystals.
They are indeed a great comfort to
me. 1 can therefore recommend him
to any who may need his services,
, feeling sure that he will encourage no
one beyond what he is able to do.
Thko. L. Gardiner,
Pastor of tlieS. 1). B. Church,
Shiloh, N. J.
John McCord, Optician, corner of
Bank and Cedar streets, Bridgeton,
C. F. Dare’s,
At their catalogue prices.
We have an
EXTRA EARLY P EA
Now well known among the
trackers of this section, and
pronounced by them the Best
and Earliest Pea that comes in
to this market.
We aim to have all of our
seeds fresh and reliable, and
prices as low as good seeds can
CHAS. F. DARE
94 East Commerce Street.
Previous to their departure on April 2d, for i
Three Years Tour Around the World, thii
• world renowned troupe will appear before tin
citizens of Bridgeton, on
i Wednesday Evg., March 26th
This is the original troupe, and the following
well known members of it will positively ap
, pear: Messrs. Loudin and Thomas, Misses Min
nio Tate, Jennie Jackson, and all the others1.
> Come and hear the Slave Songs and Hymns o
the South as only they can sing them.
MOORE’S OPERA HOUSE,
! Wednesday Evg., March 26
A special train will leave Port Norris and in
tormediato stations for the Concert, at 2.45 am
6.20 P. M. Returning, leave Rrldgeton at 10.2C
1 Reserved seats can be secured at Mooro & Sons
) mar 20-lt
I MUSIC BOXES
; AT REDUCED PRICES.
• • Before closing our Philadelphia salesroomi
■ for the season, we make considerable reduction
By purchasing now wo guarantee a saving o
I from 25 to 40 per cent. Large shipment supe
rior quality instruments Just arrived. Send :
[ cent stamp for circular and price list
: C, PUTSCH! & CO., Manufacturers,
SA1NTE CROIX, SWITZERLAND.
SALESROOMS, 1018 CHESTNUT ST.
Opposite the Opera House. feb 7-lm
Are You Ready?
To secure one of thoso elegant
Spring Suits displayed on our coun
ters? If not, we would advise you
to soon come to a decision, and pos
sess what is not only choice, but
But to show them and state the
price, a decision is at once reached
and the sale closed. And why such
quick work, you may ask. The re
ply cannot be otherwise than the
possess such extremely low prices.
Beautiful Foules in Olive, Tan and
Blue; 44 inches wide, of a mixed and
changeable appearance, that have
hitherto been sold for 75c. we are
actually selling for 48c., and a line of
colors of the same effects but heavier
and better we are selling for 59c.
DO NOT IMAGINE
that because we are speaking of
Spring Goods that we anticipate
selling them in a few weeks. We
are selling them now and the rapid
sales every day convince us that some
one besides ourselves appreciate
bargains when found. Besides these
we have those beautiful new shades
of Stone, Blue, Grey, Oak and light
Tans, in Armure and Ottomans, and
the prettiest little checks imaginable
Ladies’ French needle work collars
slightly soiled, only 29 cts. each.
These goods cost to land, all the
way from five to nine dollars per
dozen. We have all sizes; but of
limited quantities, only about two
One Carton of Black Satin Ribbon
No. 22. a heavy all silk only 29c.,
usual price 50c.
A very elegant Kid Glove, in all
i the Spring shades of tan—for 50c.
Just received, one lot of fine, heavy
Honey Comb Counterpanes, real
; value $1.50, but which we propose
I -£— 01 in
20 doz. all Linen Doylies Colored
Borders. Biggest Bargain on record.
Only 36 cents per doz.
Regarding Spring Skirts we would
j merely state about having a fine and
! varied assortment, and can suit, we
; think, the most particular.
As a closing point in our week’s
advertisement we would say that we
have some very good and beautiful
Black and White Stripe Summer
Silks, which we are willing to close
out at 35 cents.
We do not claim to have double
the Stock of Silks of all the stores on
Commerce street combined, but we
do claim to have 263 pieces by act
ual count this day, which we think is
sufficient for any lady to select from.
W. H. WOODRUFF.
I Fresh and Reliable.
Early Cabbage Seed,
Early Tomato Seed,
PETEE HENDEESON & CO.
New York. For sale by
Geo. H. Whipple,
Opposite Court House, Bridgeton.
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