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Bridgeton Pioneer.
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.
- Enterprise
The Spring season has opened
and the Enterprise folks were
never better prepared to re
ceive their patrons with
a grander arrav of
For Men, Boys and Children.
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
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.
Clothing, Boot & Shoe Co.
31. 33, 35 s- Laurel St.,
Bridgeton, N. J.
P. H. Goldsmith & Co., Props.
Sl.SO Perlear.
Published every Thursday morniny, at No. G0
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.

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