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i. M'!COWA M & «1CI<°'-S, Editors and Publishers._^Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS, *1.50 per year, In advance. VOL. XXXVII. BRIDGETON, N. J, THURSDAY, MARCH 27,1884. NO 1RS0 AT THE - Enterprise AT THE Enterprise The Spring season has opened and the Enterprise folks were never better prepared to re ceive their patrons with a grander arrav of CLOTHING For Men, Boys and Children. HATS and CAPS. HATS and CAPS. HATS and CAPS. BOOTS and SHOES. BOOTS and SHOES. BOOTS and SHOES. . FURNISHING GOODS. FURNISHING GOODS. FURNISHING GOODS. Umbrellas, Trunks, Val ises, Oiled and Rub ber Clothing, &c. The stock this season has been purchased direct from the man ufacturers, and we can assure the public of finding in our dif ferent departments the most stylish varieties of Clothing, Hats and Shoes that can be procured. ONE PRICE Always Positively Maintained. To all the readers of the Pio neer we extend an invitation to thoroughly examine our as sortment and be convinced that the Enterprise ranks first in Style, Variety ai Low Prices. Our Shoe Department is full and running over with the new est and best in the shoe market. ENTERPRISE Clothing, Boot & Shoe Co. 31. 33, 35 s- Laurel St., Bridgeton, N. J. P. H. Goldsmith & Co., Props. pioneer. Sl.SO Perlear. Published every Thursday morniny, at No. G0 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. A new life-saving station is to be built at Chadwicks, on Squan Peach. A town hall is to be erected at Dias Creek, Cape May County, at a cost of *1,000. W. F. Herr, a Lanibertville lawyer, has been admitted to the New Jersey Conference, and been assigned to the M. E. Church at Farmingdale. During the past week 200 more sign ers to the pledge have been secured at Plainfield. The list now includes 2,200 names. The Reform Club has 650 members. The little son of Charles Shinn, living 111, Dpqann’fl Hfnt.'on n ty, was thrown down while playing at school recently, and had his collar bone broken. Preparations are making in Pater son, Rahway and other municipalities, for Spring elections next month. The Republicans have fair prospects of re gaining them. Mrs. Hannah Roman, aged 64 years, stumbled and fell over a pail in her cellar, one day last week, at Paterson, and received internal injuries which resulted in her death. Jesse Smith, of Sergeantville, Hun terdon County, met with a very pain ful accident recently, in falling from a load of oats. He struck upon the tines of a fork, one of which penetra ted his thigh. Walter, the 14-year-old son of J. F. Davis of Clayton, appropriated $20 of his brother’s money and left, it is pre sumed, for Kansas. His father has started in pursuit of him. The boy is a victim of dime-novel reading. While quarreling at Red Bank, Chas. wne, juui/Lie, in tne hand, making apainful wound. Symp toms of blood-poisoning have since ap peared and now it is thought she will not live. Secretary of State Kelsey, has re covered from the prostrating effect of his recent accident. He will soon be able to be about; but will be com pelled to use crutches in order to re lieve the injured foot. It is proposed to unveil the Mon mouth battle monument on September 17th, instead of June 28th, because of the extreme heat which is likely to prevail at the latter date. September 17th is the anniversary of the adop tion of the Federal Constitution. The coroner’s jury at Salem, in the case of William Trusty, the Yorketown chicken thief who died from injuries inflated by the DuBois brothers, re turned a verdict of “justifiable homi cide.” Trusty was a dangerous char acter, and had served a term in State Prison. Cape May Point is a new Winter resort. It is easy accessible by the West Jersey Railroad to Cape May City. At the station at Cape May City the tourist changes to the com fortable cars of the Delaware Bay and rvauruuu which, uiier a iew minutes’ run, land him almost at the door of his hotel. At a meeting of the Sussex County milk producers, at Deckertown, last week,this resolution was almost unani mously passed: “Beginning from this time on for the next four weeks, every member of the association veal their calves, and recommend it to other as sociations, for the purpose of shorten ing the supply of milk.” The Rev. Dr. W. H. Green, of Prinoe ton Theological Seminary, will attend as a delegate the third council of the General Alliance of Reformed Churches holding the Presbyterian system, at Belfast, Ireland. Thecouncil will meet on June 24th and continue in session until July 3d. Mr. Green, with his family, will sail in a few days. He has been invited to visit the University of Edinburgh during his sojourn abroad to receive the university degree of D. D. John Walker, a foreman in Barbour Brothers’ flax mill, at Paterson, on St. Patrick’s Day, discharged Sarah Dooley for wearing a green ribbon in her hair. The other girls took the ribbons off when Walker ordered it, but Sarah refused. Three other girls left when she was discharged, but two have returned. There is considerable excitement over the case. Walker says he discharged the girl for dis obeying his orders. The proprietors of the mill are prominent Irishmen. The report of the Secretary of the State Board of Health gives some sta tistics of divorce in New Jersey. The returns of divorces for the five years ending 1883 show a total of 788 divorces granted, the largest number being in 1883. Of the total applications, 274 were by husbands and 514 by wives. The causes were: Adultery, 287: deser tion, 4G5; cruelty, 23; bigamy, 11. John Mentzer and Mr. Moyer, who live near Plainfield, attempted to ford the Conodoguinet creek at King’s Mill in a buggy a few days since. The stream was swollen from the heavy rains. Before they were half way across, the horse and buggy were swept down by the torrent, and both men thrown into the water. Moyer was rescued by Mr. King, the proprietor of the mill, but Mentzer was carried along with the horse and carriage, having doubtless become entangled in the vehicle. He leaves a wife and family. The Tribune, in a In.te firfl'plo rritrac interesting facts concerning the growth and condition of the silk industry of Paterson, now the leading silk inanu facturing town of the United States. It says: “Its development under our protective tariff system has been re markable, and the statistics and other facts relating to this development will be valuable to the student of political economy. One may easily understand after reading the article in question how it is that of late years the impor tations of silk goods into this country from France have fallen off.” One of the supposed Vineland mur derers has been lodged in jail at May’s Landing, Atlantic County. He was arrested on Friday last, for robbery at Ellwood, and has since been identified as John Jones, one of the Jones broth ers who broke out of the Vineland Jail, where they were oonftned on the charge of burglary, and who are sus pected of killing George W. Vaters, of that place. Detectives are now in search of the other brother. The Jones brothers were seen in May’s Landing a few days ago, where they engaged to ship with Captain Coleman for New York, but on learning thaf the vessel would not sail for several days, they went away. In September, 1882, petroleum flow ing from a break in the pipe lines of the Standard Oil Company at Pomp ton Lake, in Pasaics County, killed twenty-nine swans, the property of Dr. Rogers. When it was proposed to compel the removal of the oil pipes by legislative action this Winter the dead swans were used as an argument in support of it. The Standard Oil Com pany professed ignorance of the fate of the birds, and an aeent, went, to Dr. Rogers to see what his financial loss had been. The Doctor said it was not the money value of the birds that he lamented but the swans themselves, which could not be replaced in this country, and probably not at all. The Standard Oil Comp any cabled to their London agent, and a day or two ago Dr. Rogers received a letter notifying him that thirty-five swans had been shipped for this country to replace those killed by the oil. About two years ago the Board of Freeholders of Camden, decided that the city was in need of a new jail, and a committee was appointed to consider the subject. The committee reported that the entire cost of the structure, for which plans had been drawn, would be $80,000. The site selected was near the Court House, and this necessitated the removal of the soldier's monument The proposition met with intense op position from nearly all sides, and in dignation meetings were held through out the County. The contract wa awarded, notwithstanding, the monu ment was removed and the work of building begun. The onnosition of the taxpayers increased, and a com mittee of investigation appointed by them reported that it would require $100,000 yet to finish the building. Twenty prominent gentlemen applied for an injunction against the Jail com mittee of the Board and the contract ers. From sworn statements of the members of the committee of Free holders and the architect contradicting the statements of the taxpayers’ com mittee the Chancellor refused the writ of injunction. The work went on, and the total appropriation of $80,000 was expended, and the Jail Committee have been vainly appealing for more money with which to complete the edifice, which as it now stands consists of foui lonely walls covered with boards tc protect them from the frost. Last Spring the Board of Freeholders wai reorganized and the new Jail commit tee states that it will take at least $90,000 to finish the structure. Archi tect Gendell says that the jail befors it is fully completed will cost at least $109,000. The Court of Pardons at its present session has granted the following re leases: Rernard McCarthy, Essex coun ty, breaking and entering, January, 1880, ten years; Joseph Luminare, Es sex county, larceny, May, 1882, three years; Earnest Gastner, Essex county, larceny, June, 1881, live years; Frank Rogers, Essex county, forgery, May, 1882, three years; James Kiernon, Es sex county, (Penitentiary) six months; John Troy, Essex county, larceny, August, 1881, five years; Sarah Lyon, Essex county, (Penitentiary); Charles H. Lawrence, Hudson county, grand larceny, October, 1881, four years; William McGauley, Hudson county, grand larceny, October, 1881, five years; John H. Buckridge, Hudson county, February, 1883, two years; John Glann, Cape May county, eight years; John Ross, Monmouth county, assault and battery, May, 1880, six years; Felix Hanlon, Monmouth county, assault and battery, 1883, one year. Treed by Cattle.—A party con sisting of Messrs. John Measey and William Langley, of Gloucester City, and Dr. Hitchner and Joseph Hitchner, of Elmer, had a thrilling adventure a few days since with the wild cattle on Holly Beach, Cape May County. The gentlemen visited the place to pur chase some building lots, thinking it would be a good investment as the place is rising into prominence. After transacting their business they con ceived the idea of wandering over the beach to catch a glimpse of the wild cattle for which the place is so famous. After about half an hour’s ramble they sighted a drove of the cattle and about the same time the wild animals spied the tourists. The instant the beasts discovered the in truders, the way they kicked up their heels and started for them with heads down was enough to make the men wish they were possessed of wings. As they were not, they did the next best thing, and each one made for a tree, up which they climbed with more alacrity and speed than they ever did in their youthful days. Joseph Hitch ner was the slowest one of the party, and appeared to experience considera ble difficulty in the task of “shinning” up to a place of safety. Before he had gotten out of reach of the infuriated ; animals, a large bull tangled his horn I in the leg of his pantaloons and tore it badly, after which Hitchner went up the tree at a lively rate of speed. The animals kept the party treed for about half an hour and then wandered away out of sight. The men slipped down from their impromptu refuge and lost no time in retracing their steps to the civilized portion of the beach, well satisfied to see no more of the wild , animals on Holly Beach.—Camden Courier. After Twenty Years.—When the boys of Company C, Twenty-first Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, came home from the war in 1862, they I were enthusiastically received. They all lived on the Hill and in Greenville, and the people of those sections united to do them honor. Silver medals commemorating their services and safe return were struck off. The I boys were invited to the old Bergen Reformed Church, and in presence of a multitude of cheering people, re ceived their medals. As each man’s name was called, one of a number of young ladies pinned the medal to his breast. Among the boys was John J. Toffey, our genial ex-Sheriff. He afterward became an officer of Com pany G, Thirty-third New Jersey Vol unteers, and when he went to the front he wore his medal as a decora tion. At Battle Creek he was wound ed and lost his baggage, in which was - his uniform with the medal attache! to the coat. That was the last he sav of the medal. A few days ago a frienc | sent him a clipping from the National I Tribune, the G. A. R. organ. This clip pmg set rorrn mat uomraue f. m Shaw, of Newark Valley, has a meda which was picked up in Virginia during the war, with the inscription j ‘presented to John J. Toffev by the citizens of Bergen and Greenville, I upon it, which he will gladly send tc the owner if alive,” etc. Colonel Toffey was delighted. He wrote to Mr. Shaw and received ir reply a letter in which Shaw statec that he was in the war, and while a' Falls church, Va., was shooting at r mark with an old revolver. A soldiei wanted to buy the pistol but said he had no money. He offered a medal ir lieu of the money dematrded as the j prioe of the pistol. It was Colone Toffey’s medal. Shaw hung it on hii watch chain and has preserved it evei since. He informed Colonel Toffej that the medal has been mailed t< him. The incident is an interesting one.—Jersey City Journal. While some children were playing on the beach at Eltingville, Staten Island, on Feb. 29, they took a cat for sport, tossed it into a skiff, and pushed the skiff from the shore. A strong wind and tide carried the boat out of sight toward Sandy Hook. Ten days later a cod smack anchored off Elting ville with the missing boat and cat aboard. The Captain of the smack had noticed a drifting skiff when about seventy miles south-east of Sandy Hook, and on drawing close to the small boat the crew of the smack were surprised to see a cat perched on its bow. When near enough, the cat sprang on to the deck of the smack without assistance, and seemed pleased at its rescue. It had been nine days drifting about on the ODen sea. It had eaten some flounders that had been left in the boat, and during three storms, which must have buffeted the frail craft about, some rain had fallen into a bailing pan that was left in the boat. Although the cat was weakened and thin from its long exposure, it had evidently not suffered very severely from hunger and thirst. The name and residence of the owner of the boat were painted on it. Mrs. John E. Mellor, one of the'con gregation of the Hamilton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church in Tren ton, has recently been active with other women raising funds to purchase a testimonial for the paitor, the Rev. Charles F. Garrison, who has just been transferred by the conference to Swedesboro. A gold watch was pur chased, and was to have been pre sented to the clergyman at his house. While he was at prayer meeting early in the evening, the women went to his house, and were prepared to surprise him on his return. Mr. Mellor went home from the meeting with the pas tor, and as the two entered the door Mrs. Mellor came down stairs at the head of the party of women. As she reached the foot of the stairs she ut tered a low moan and sank to the floor. She was supposed to have fainted, but failed to rally when the usual restoratives were applied, and in ten minutes, before a doctor had ar rived, she was dead. Heart disease was pronounced to be the cause of her rlnotli The Farmer's Review of Chicago has the following summary on the winter wheat prospect, based ou replies from over 1000 of its correspondents: Win ter wheat has commenced to grow in the southern districts, but reports of the damage done by freezing still con tinue to be received. It is impossible at present to estimate the extent of the injury. The development of the growth has as yet been small, but the advent of warm weather would help the gen eral condition of the crop greatly. It ; now looks as if the farmers from Dako ta to Illinois would be able to begin spring seeding soon after April 1. Prices offer no encouragement for an increase in the acreage of spring wheat, but from the amount of new breakage in the Northwest last fall it does not seem probable that the acreage will be materially diminished. . — ' Hon. John Haat Brewer has intro duced in Congress a bill for creating a j ship channel at Barnegat Inlet, by ' means of a deep sea breakwater. The bill also includes the building of a deep sea breakwater off the point of Sandy Hook, to keep open the channel to New York harbor. The projects are of the highest importance. They will involve the expenditure of several mil lions of dollars, but their necessity is imperative. Unless something be done New York will cease to be approacha ble by flrst-class vessels. Some of the great steamers now often get stuck on the bar at certain stages of the tide. Mr. Brewer's bill embodies the views of the most eminent engineers. Gloucester County is the only Coun ty in this State except Essex which has two freeholders to each township. It is now claimed that this number is not legal there from the fact that as act of the Legislature of 1879 specifies that but one member shall be elected from each township, when the County’s population does not exceed 36,000 in habitants and not less than 94,000. It is proposed to lay the matter before the courts. It would be better to pass a general act reducing the number all over the State to not more than one from each ward or township. 1 ...- - i The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ■ are to put weather signals on theii ' trains for the benefit of farmers. Red ’ and blue suns, red and blue crescents, ; and red and blue stars will indicate the sorts of weather that are predicted. A WOMAN SOLDIER. A singular story hangs from two bills offered in the House by Representative Outcheon, of Michigan. One provides for the removal of the charge of deser tion from record of Franklin Thomp son, of such and such a Michigan regi ment, and the other grants a pension to Sarah Emma E. Seelye, alias Frank lin Thompson, of the same regiment. At the outbreak of the war, Miss Seel ye, as she saw regiment after regiment hurrying Southward, had a growing desire to go to the front herself. She wanted to go as a nurse, but, after thinking it over, came to the conclu sion that it would be better to put on a man s uniform and to go to the war as a private in a Detroit rerdment So she did. She came with the regiment to Washington. She went into camp with it. She went to Bull Run with it, carrying her accoutrements like a man. After the battle of Bull Run she found herself separated from her regi ment between the Federal and Con federate lines. Through the night she trudged toward Washington, where she arrived about twenty-four hours behind her friends. Reunited to her fleeing friends, she went with them to Fredericksburg, and later through the Peninsula campaign. Everywhere she marched and fought and lived like a man. It began to tell upon her health, however, so she had herself transferred to one of the Western armies. Here, after a time, she be came a mail carrier, first for the reg ment, then for the brigade, and then for the division. While performing these duties she fell ill and was ordered to the hospital. There she felt sure her sex would be discovered. Acccord ingly, she determined not to go to the hospital. The only way out was to desert; so she deserted. Afterward, in her own clothes and under her own name, she returned to the army as a nurse and cared for her late comrades to the end of the war. Now she is married and lives in Iowa. Of course the charge of desertion still stands against her. She wants it removed, and then she wants a pension for physical disabilities, which she says she acquired in the army.— Washington Correspondence of the Philadelphia Rec ord. Boy Brigands.—Joseph Emholtz, aged sixteen, was arrested in Liver pool, near Millersburg, Pa., on Mon day, on a charge of highway robbery preferred by Henry Hornholder, a peddler. A few nights ago, as Horn holder was driving from Tremont, he was halted at a dark spot in the road and three masked persons covered him with revolvers and demanded his money. One of the trio searched him and robbed him of $900 and a gold watch. Hornholder noticed that the highwaymen were small in stature, but could not obtain a glimpse of their faces. As soon as they had robbed him they commanded him to drive down the road as fast as possible. As he turned in the seat, when about twenty yards away, one of the trio fired two shots at him, one of which took effect in his right arm. Emholtz was arrested while in the act of selling a gold watch to a jeweller in Liverpool, which was identified as the one stolen from the ped dler, and $275 was found on his person. Emholtz claimed that he purchased the watch from two tramps for $0, but finally confessed that he and two others had conspired to rob the peddler. He refused to give the names of his com panions. He also confessed to several other small robberies during the past two months. Emholtz is uneducated, and has always been a bad boy. Her bert Klinger and Luther Martin were afterwards arrested on suspicion, and $120 in notes, four gold-mounted re volvers, a number of pictures of ac tresses, and two dime novels were found on their person. They made a j full confession, and said that Emholtz. had induced them to commit the crime. About forty masked men went to' the jail at Marysville, Kansas, on Fri day night, and five of them entered; the jailer’s residence, presented revol vers and compelled him to open the jail doors. Samuel Frayer, convicted of the murder of John Pennington and wife, was taken out, conducted to a wagon bridge in the southern part of the town and hanged. A man named Chenwortli, who lives in the village of Cowboy, Kan., owns a horse which he sends to a store three miles distant for provisions. A note tied to the horse's mane has a list of the articles wanted. They are strap ped in a bag to his back. The animal never stops to nibble grass, but goes the whole distance at a brisk trot.