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VOL. XXXVII,_ BRIDGETON, N.J., THURSDAY, APRIL 3,1884. NO. 1881 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 array 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. 3i. 33. 35 S. Laurel St., Bridgeton, N. J. P. H. Goldsmith & Co., Props* pioneer. 81.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday morning, at No. CO East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. . "j - —— " STATE NEWS. A six and a half pound shad sold for $:} in Salem one day last week. It was among the first catch. I)r. Wiley, of Cape May Court House, recently found two possums in his pig eon loft. They were nearly full grown. A resident of Phillipsburg has com posed a song and entitled “Our Candi date,” and dedicated it to General B. F. Butler. Mrs. Asenath Turner, the last sur viving widow of a revolutionary sol dier, is a native of Atlantic County. She is now living temporarily in New York State. Thomas Welsh was digging a well at x uu mvh, vcigcii vuuu , a ic tv uajo since, when the sides caved in and buried him. He was dug out, but died the next day. Captain William Dilts, of Washing ton, Warren County, has been wearing during the past Winter, an overcoat captured in the first battle of Bull Run. The coat has been worn by Captain Dilts every Winter since that time. The two-masted schooner, Rhodella Blew, of New York, in ballast for Phil adelphia, went ashore at Cape May during a recent fog. She lies close in shore nearly opposite Sea Breeze Ho tel. She was boarded by life-saving crews of Stations 39 and 40. A perfect double egg was recently found on the farm of Arnold Fisler, Unionville, Gloucester County, sup posed to have been laid by a hen. Both eggs had perfect shells, and the outside egg measured 74 inches one way and 9$ inches the other way. The State Reform School at Jarnes burg has personal property valued at $39,107.85. Last year the farm contri buted $6,651.40 in supplies for mainten ance, and the gross earnings of the boys amounted to $19,816.04, of which the sum of $15,000 was earned in the shirt factory. A convention of the National Party of the State of TCew .Tersev hn.K heen called to meet in Trenton on April 23d, for the purpose of electing four dele gates and four alternates from the State at large to the National Con vention to be held at Indianapolis on May 28th next. Of the 21 Counties of New Jersey, seven are classed as Republican, seven Democratic, and seven doubtful. The average assessment for the seven Dem ocratic Counties is $490.80 for each in habitant; for the seven “uncertain” Counties, $402.70; for the seven Repub lican Counties, $401.00. The Paterson Telephone Exchange has 504 instruments in use in the city, and 750 in the district. There are 352 miles of wire in Paterson, and 539 miles in the district. A record of the busi ness done in one week recently, showed that 18,000 persons talked through the telephone in the seven days. Mrs. Philip Pharrahs, wife of the captain of the brig Ellen Tobin, while walking over the gang-plank to the brig at Jersey City, one night last week, fell off and was drowned. Her husband went to New York immedi ately after the drowning, and the po lice are investigating the matter. The fellow who last Fall claimed to be the long-lost father of a poor girl who commanded a boat on the canal in Warren County, and was going to buy the girl a house and a mill for $0,000, but who stole an overcoat and a pair of gum boots and disappeared, has been arrested in Pennsylvania. F. E. Bishop, the lecturer in the Paterson Museum, while exhibiting the midget Hop O’ My Thumb on inursaay, Held him out at arms length. The midget made a grab for Bishop’s ear, lost his balance, and fell to the stage, striking on his head. He received a bad bruise, but was not dangerously injured. He wore a dress coat, but he cried like a baby. Bridget O’Brien, of Hoboken, caused the arrest of her husband for assault ing her. The husband stated that he found his wife beating their seven-year old daughter with a broom-handle. He took the stick from her and slapped her face, as the child had been cruelly whipped. The child was in court and her appearance showed how brutally she had been punished. Neighbors also testified as to Mrs. O’Brien’s cruel ty toward.the child. Her husband was discharged and she was sent to jail to await the action of the grand jury. Preparations are now being made at Gloucester City, at the Prospect Hill fishery, for the commencement of the shad fishing season, which opens on the 10th of April, for shore nets. The largest net is being overhauled and tarred, but it is not probable that a haul will be made before the 12th or 15th inst. Albert Stein, age seventeen, com mitted suicide recently by hanging himself to the door of a closet in his room,in his father’s house in Hoboken. Stein was attached to the school-ship St. Mary’s, and was home on furlough. The boy had on one of his sister’s wrappers over his uniform. The cause of suicide is unknown. Henry Bradshaw, an old resident of Gloucester County, who prior to I860 was its County Clerk, was buried on Friday at Woodbury. He was well known throughout South Jersey as a Rtfnnhliftn.n stnmn cnonbor onrl the last twenty-five years had been employed as a clerk in Government Departments at Washington. The good people of Watsontown, near Camden, were scandalized at the actions of a hard character named Frazier, who it was said compelled his wife to support him until she was taken sick, suffering for want of proper nour ishment, and when she died some char itable persons buried her. But when Frazier brought another woman to live with him the indignation rose so high that the people drove Frazier from the place. The colored population of Burling ton is in a state of ferment over what is believed by them to have been an attempt to abduct a lad named Lewis Still for a subject for vivisection. Three men, it is claimed, endeavored to throw him into a sack. The men escaped the effort failing. The ab ductors are popularly surmised to have been medical students. Similar at tempts, it is claimed, have been made before. The famous slander suit of C. Fel genspan, of Newton, against Judge WilliamjS. Morrow for the recovery of damages to the extent of $10,000, has not been settled by an apology, as has been reported. The case will go on at the April term of the Sussex County Court. The basis of the suit is a state ment made by Judge Morrow in the course of a temperance address in the Newton Presbyterian Church that he had seen dead rats in Mr. Felgenspan's beer vats. The wife of Peter Wall, living near Farmingdale, Monmouth County, was found dead in her yard about two weeks ago. Her clothing had caught fire from the stove in the house, and in her frenzy she had run out in the yard. When found her clothes had been entirely burned off her body, which in many placeshad been burned to a crisp. Mrs. Wall was demented at times, and it is thought that she was out of her right mind at the time the accident occurred. Thieves entered the residence of William Manners, at Montgomery, Somerset County, on the 7th inst., by unlocking a door with a key. They secured $40 belonging to Miss Ferry, the school teacher, who boarded there, and $10 from Mr. Manners. The fami ly were away visiting, at the time, and the house was thoroughly ransacked, though nothing but money was taken. A gold watch and chain were exposed, but the thieves left them, probably fearing that they might lead to detec tion. Ex-Senator Henry R. Kennedy, of Bloomsbury, Hunterdon County, died suddenly, recently of heart disease. He was taken ill at his son’s house, and upon being assisted to his own home fell dead in the doorway. He was a weathly land-owner, being the possessor of over 1.000 acres. He president of the bank, and it was through his influence and generosity that the Presbyterian Church was erected. The Masonic Lodge in the town also bears his name. His age was seventy years. For months there has been going on a merciless destruction of insectivorous and harmless birds in the vicinity of Red Hank, Monmouth Co. The birds are sold to local dealers, when they find their way to the milliners to be used as trimmings for bonnets. The price received for the birds is very small, ranging from twenty-five to forty cents per dozen. The farmers have appealed to the authorities to arrest the guilty parties, as it is a vio lation of the State laws. The killing off of insectivorous birds is strictly prohibited by law, under a penalty of $5 for each bird. The farmers claim that the birds by devouring destructive and obnoxious insects, save their crops. Some of the finest trout in the State can be seen at the Troutdale ponds in Hunterdon County, owned by Mrs. ])r. Slack. They sell readily iit one dollur per pound. From 200.000 to 500,000 salmon and lake trout eggs have been hatched at the hatching houses there , annually for ten years past, the fish being used to stock rivers, lakes anil other streams throughout the country. The place was fitted up by the late doctor at a cost of *20,000. Mrs. Slack now offers it for sale at *20,000. There is a good deal of talk in Pat erson over the sudden departure for Europe of a lawyer of that city named John J. MacCarthy. He is said to , have obtained money from clients, and used or retained it improperly. He went to Paterson six or seven years ago from Newark, where he had stud ied law with Prosecutor Young. He is about thirty-five years old. His class istnl lnno enfXi Msl ,wl nn «.. .. e it. finest in the city. He was a Homan Catholic, and frequently took active part in Irish National League meet ings. His habits of late have been profligate. He leaves a wife and sev eral little children destitute. The salaries of Camden’s new clergy men are as follows: Rev. G. B. Wright, $2,000; Rev. W. P. Davis, $1,400; Rev. C. F. Downs, $1,000; Rev. D. W. C. McIntyre, $(500. Camden, with one ex ception, has more Methodist churches than any other city in the New Jersey Conference. Camden and Trenton both have nine, but Cainden pays a total of over $10,000 in salaries, while ! Trenton pays only a little over $9,000. At the last conference the total num ber of members reported from Camden was 3,249, against 2,472 from Trenton. These are the only two cities in the New Jersey Conference where a salary of *2.000ifirmiri HPhirrl rtfflntu den, and State Street, Trenton, each pay that salary. Presiding Elder Rev. J. B. Graw receives a salary of $1,800 a year. The gathering at the house of John Gill, at Haddonfleld, Camden Co., the other day, when he was presented with engrossed resolutions of esteem by the officers of the National State Bank at Camden, of which institution he was President for more than forty years, and connected with from its organization fifty years, calls to mind the crisis of 1857 precipitated by the breaking of Thomas Allibone's bank, the Bank of Pennsylvania, followed by the suspension of all the banks in the country, the State Bank being the last. So unsafe was bank circula tion that it was customary to carry two or three daily counterfeit de tectors and examine them well before taking a bank note, all except those of the Camden Bank. A note with the name of “John Gill, President,” was put in the wallet without looking at the detector. A team of horses owned by Isaac W. Blaine, of Preakness, was standing at the post office in Paterson, Thursday afternoon, when E. W. Blaine, a brotli er of the owner, got in the wagon. A sudden movement of the team caused him to loose his balance, and he was pitched forward, with the seat, falling between the horses. The animals ran away, and Mr. Blaine's left leg becom ing entangled in one of the wheels, he was dragged 400 or 500 feet. The wagon struck several vehicles, and at last he was thrown clear of the wreck. When picked up it was found that his skull was fractured, both legs were broken, the left being crushed to a shapeless mass from the thigh down, and the right fractured in several places. His chest was also crushed, probably by kicks from the horses. He was removed to the Ladies, Hospi tal where he died two or three hours later. Camden City, which has had two years of Democratic rule, is reaping the inevitable results. The Treasurer has been notified by the cashier of the National State Bank that the bank had #34,000 of interest coupons of the city’s bonds, for which they had advanced the eush to their cus tomers. As the city had a cash bal ance of about $11,000, he demanded that $10,000 of the coupons be at once taken up, and that the $18,000 of un sold bonds of the recent issue be depos ited as collateral security for the re maining $14,000 of coupons. The Treasurer said that this would leave only about $1,500 to meet about $3,000 of obligations for salaries, etc., at the first of the month, and that $35,000 additional will be needed for coupon interests etc., by July 1st. In view of this state of affairs it was decided to endeavor to effect a loan of $35,000 on the city’s note and to make an attempt to dispose of the $18,000 of unsold bonds, the first $14,000 of which issue was sold at par in small lots. The relatives of A. K. H. Doughty, the ex-Oollector of Mullica township, Atlantic County, who has been missing for nearly six weeks, received a tele gram recently from the Chief of Police of Lynchburg, Va., stating that the missing man had been discovered in that town in a demented condition, and that he would be kept in safety until the arrival of his friends. The most extensive manufactory of nitro-glycerine and all its explosive products of the country, situated at Thompson's Point, N. J., opposite the Lazaretto, exploded at 10:30 Saturday morning, killing six people, wounding several slightly by reason of flying fragments. The bodies of two of the men who lost their lives were dug out of the sand which formed the founda tion of the “N. Or.” building, as it is called. The others lay where the ex plosion of 2,000 pounds of nitro-glycer ine had left them, scarcely disfigured, although with hardly a bone which was not comminuted. The body of Richard B. Lippincott. a member of Co. F, 24th Regiment, New Jersey volunteers, which was buried in the Potter's field in Dela ware township, Camden Co., in 1881 was exhumed a day or two ago by Comrades Wayne and Busha, of Davis Post, Of. A. R., who were led to the spot by Overseer of the Poor David Southard. At the foot of a tree in very light soil the body was found but the coffin was very heavy. Upon raising it the lid was partially lifted and the discovery made that the body was in a state of petrification. The coffin had partially fallen away us had the clothes on the body. The affair attracts interest as the body had been lying in the ground but three years, which is apparently a very short space of time for petrification. Whether it was caused by the nature of the soil or from other reasons, is not know". Two young and pretty girls, rather neatly dressed, were locked upinacell in the City Hall, Camden, one day re cently. The eldest was about eighteen years old. She was crying bitterly. The VOlintrer a irirl nf U-1,m .it ting beside her, trying to stop her tears. "We came here,” she said, "on Saturday night for lodging, and they won't let its out.” She gave their names as Lola and Inez Montague. They first said they had left their home at Toms Kiver because of cruel treat ment, and were going to make their way in the world. They afterward grew conlidential and showed letters from boys in Philadelphia who visited Toms Rivers last Summer They were * in love with them and were going to \ And them or die. The words were spoken dramatically l»y the elder girl Mayor Bradshaw refused to allow them their liberty, as they bad run away After some talk they said they worked in a silk mill at I,akewo.»| that all their earnings went to support tlmir parents. They were uot allowed have company. Having read of girts in books who ran away and married rich lovers they resolved to make their way to Philadelphia, get work in a silk mill at Fifth stre. r . And their lovers and get married. Their right namesare Jennie and Sallie Prince. They had fwhen they left home. The Mayor lectured them They promised to go home ami were escorted to the train. In boring for water near Snake river, about forty-Ave miles from Payton. ( )rpirnn rmmiit lv n at rutm fm....... earth was encountered at a depth of, 55 feet. Passing through this for 3 feet, numerous cavities were found, from which rold air came in gust*. Tlie escaping air ut the bottom of the well can be lieurd roaring at some dis tance. It i* not po**ihle for any one to hold hi* hand over the well for any length of time without freezing it, and a bucket of water let down into the well was frozen over in a few minute*. Work on the well has been abandoned on account of the cold. The Hon. F. A. K. Bennet, younger son of Lord TankerviUe, according to j the London Truth, is about to take up his residence permanently in America. Mr. Bennet lost one of bis eyes by a careless shot when grouse driving, a year and a half ago, and lie lias been strongly advised that, in order to pre serve the sight of the other eye, he must give up the bar and live chieily in the open air. He has, therefore, determined to turn his attention to cattle farming in the West. The Secretaries of State, War and the Navy have ordered the removal of all wires on the roof of the new State, War and Navy Department building. The wires will be at once put under ground. ' PRINCE LEOPOLD DEAD. Prince Leopold (the Duke of Albanyj he fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria, died suddenly at Cannes, March 28. The Queen received the news of the Duke of Albany’s death in the after loon. She was profoundly affected, rhe Prince died in a fit as he was on -he point of starting for Darmstadt to ittend the wedding of his niece, the Princess Victoria of Hesse. The Prince )f Wales was visiting the Earl of Sef on, and received the news on the Untree race course. He returned at >nce to London. The horses Spectrum ind Callander were weighed for a race, jut the Duke of Montrose and Sir ieorge Chetwynd refused to run them. Marlborough House, the residence of i MHLc ui wuies, is oesiegeu witn people, calling to express their condo ence. The Duchess of Albany is at Claremont. The Duke of Albany was ooking to be in fine health. He at ended the bachelor's ball at Nice, March 25th, and stayed very late. Prince Leopold was the eighth child if the (jueen, and was born nearly :hirty-one years ago. He was of a dei cate constitution and almost effemi nate appearance, and has never taken -ven the subordinate part in public affairs that his elder brothers have oc 3upied. Serious illnesses have threat ened his life on several occasions, and at the time of his marriage two years ago his life was endangered for a time. He visited this country in 1880, and, though traveling very quietly, was the recipient of every attention he could accept. His relations to his family were of a quiet and pleasing character, and his mind is said to have turned to his church with increasing fervency during late years. Prince Leopold married Princess Helena, of Waldeck, luit lin.1 nnnhiM._TT!_.1 M --- v.si. ssto ouuuou ucatu will doubtless give rise to expressions of sincere regret in England, where he was popular, if not prominent. Samuel P. Burt, one of the wealth iest citizens of Milwaukee, was married on Tuesday night to a young woman named Elizabeth Thompson, who was, until quite recently, a servant in the family of the gentleman who is now her husband. Mr. Burt and his new bride quietly left the city on a bridal tour, and social circles are utterly de moralized over the curious freak of the wealthy gentleman. Nine or ten months ago Mr. Burt's wife died, and it is said a few months later he began payiug attentions to his “second girl,'1 resulting, as the sequel shows, in their marriage The matter lias been talked about for some weeks, and gossips have been busy, but no one was quite willing to believe that the gentleman would dare brave the scorn of his •octal set by elevating one of his do mestics to I heir somewhat altitudiuous plane Mr. Hurt is about W yearn old sod is worth IXxi.OOU or fHUMMn. lie has just completed a residence on Pruepeet avenue, the most fashionable quarter of the city, at a cost of flOO, UOD. and will take possession of it im mediately upon bis return to the city. Mr. Hurt and bis bride will be boy cotted by the alleged first circles. It is projtoscd to build in Dakota a monument in memory of the Home stead law and its author The shaft Is to be ISO feet tall, a foot for each acre In tin* Homestead entry , divided who ii* •* |winw mmvf me pcuesnu <»*»* division for each year during which the settler must reside on bis land in order to perfect his title), and erected on a |iede#tal forty feet square, representing the four legal stilslivisions of the homestead." A figure of l 'oluuibia delivering the pat ent to tin* settler will surmount the shaft. H tat ties to public men who were especially instrumental in scour mg the enactment of the law are to tie grouped about the base. The associ ation having the matter in charge asks Congress to grant a township of public domain in aid of the fund. There is some talk of the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company removing its terminus from Jersey City to Staten Island, in case an exorbitant tax bill passes the legislature. This could be done, and Jersey City left helpless. It is hardly probable, however, that such a course will be taken even were the Legislature to do such an unjust thing as that now proposed by the hot heads from Hudson County. Exemption of firemen from the pay ment of taxes to the amount of $500 is the best and most interesting news from Trenton for the “fire laddies." This act has passed both Houses, and will probably be signed by the Gov ernor.