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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may." TERMS, $1.50 per year, in advance.
The Spring season has opened
and the Enterprise folks were
never better prepared to re
ceive their' patrons with
a grander array 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.
3i. 33. 35 S. Laurel St.,
Bridgeton, N. J.
P. H. Goldsmith & Co., Props*
81.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. CO
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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 (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,
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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

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