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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS *, *n -- __ 1 y it-KMS, $1,50 per year, in advance. VOL, XXXVII.___BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, APRIL 24,1884,. . NO. 1884 OUR STOCK OF CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, CAPS FURNISHINGS, UMBRELLAS, VALISES, CABAS, TRUNKS, &c., &c., FOR THE SPRING SEASON, READY AND WE CORDIALLY INVITE EVERYONE TO INSPECT OUR LARGE VARIETY WHICH WAS NEVER BRIGHTER, BETTEE NOE MORE INVITING THAN AT PRESENT WRITING. The readers of the Pioneef will certainly, upon inspection give us credit for unusual taste in preparing our Spring assort ment, and we can honestly as sure one and all that we never offered Clothing, Hats or Shoes at such low prices. Our styles and general finish bespeak a large sale, and we advise an early visit as the first comers have the best choice of pat terns and sizes. Very respectfully, P. H. Goldsmith & Go. pioneer. 91.50 PerYear. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 00 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. ~ j STATE NEWS. A young lady fifteen years old, in Atlantic City, weighs one hundred and seventy pounds. A claminer named Horn, at Cape May Court House, usually gathers about 400,000 clams a year. The persons who have signed the total abstinence pledge at Plainfield, Union Co., now number 3,000. Major Moore, of the Salvation Army, has been indicted in Middlesex County on a charge of retaining *800 of the funds. Jackson Sooy, of Galloyway town ship, Atlantic county, has a mare which has foaled two colts within eleven months. A large quantity of silver ore has re cently been found on the farm of John McDonough, in Hillsborough town ship, Somerset county. George W. Pressey, of Hammonton, Atlantic Co., is said to have invented an'umbrella that can be shut up and carried in a coat pocket. The Rio Grande Sugar Company, Cape May County, is about to begin work on West India molasses and will import 4,000 hogsheads as a starter. The surf-boat exhibited bv the Gov ernment at the Louisville Exhibition is to be placed in service at Tathani’s Life-Saving Station, Cape May county. Mrs. L. W. Cogley, of Hannnonton, Atlantic Co., netted a little over $30 from the sale of eggs from her (lock of thirty-eight hens, from December 1st to April 1st. Jere Mecry, of Cape May, was born in the fourth hour of the fourth day of the fourth month, and on Friday last attained the fourth decade of his age, and is the father of four sons. Henry Dobson, a well-known and highly respected colored man living near Cooper’s Branch, Salem county, is one of the oldest citizens of the coun ty, having recently entered his 98th year. The Children’s Home at Mount Hol ly is about to receive an endowment of $20,000 from the executors of Rachel N. Murphy, deceased, of Bordentown, who are empowered under her will to appropriate that amount to some char itable institution. In Washington, Warren County, the temperance men elected live out of the six Councilmen. The one license man elected had a majority of only one. At Hackettsto'wn the Council stands four for license to two anti-license. At Lambertville it is five anti-license to four for license. There is much indignation among the 000 girls employed in the sample department of P. Lorrilard & Co., Jer sey City, the tobacco manufacturers, owing to the recent order bv Snnerin tendent Brown compelling them to act in turns as monitors, for a week over the wardrobes, and to make good any article of missing clothing. Colonel Charles Bully will manage Congress Hall, and F. T. Stilles, formerly of St. Augustine Hotel, Flor ida, the New Columbia, at Cape May, the coming season. The Stockton has been leased by Colonel McClellan, who for years was manager of the Logan House, Altoona, and more re cently proprietor of the Bingham, at Philadelphia. Samuel A. Van Sann, the oldest mer chant of Paterson, died at his home in that city on Saturday, at the age of 82. He established himself in business in 1826, and built up a large trade in ag ricultural implements, seeds, etc. In 1844 he was elected to the New Jersey Legislature on the Union ticket. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Convention that nominated Bell and Everett. When the warjbroke out he became an ardent Republican, and so continued. He was for five years a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. A State law prohibits the sale of liquor within a mile of the bridge over Wesley Lake, Monmouth County. A man named Sylvanus Cottrell has been selling liquor for some time at his house on the south side of Great Pond under a Government license. James A. Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, belived that Cottrell’s house was within the limit, and he had the dis tance measured. It was found that the house was fifteen feet inside the limit. Cottrell was notified, and he at once stopped the sale of liquor. He will move away. John Lewis died at the residence of his grandson at Franklin Furnace, Sussex County, on March 31, aged 104 years. He was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to this country about the beginning of the present century. He had been sick but a few days dur ing his life, and up to the day before his death was able to read newspapers without glasses. , Jacob Buley, an old man in his dotage, who belonged in Ulster Coun ty, N. Y., returned from a visit to his son, near Baltimore, and arrived in Jersey City on Friday morning. Mrs. Castell, his daughter, was to have met him at the depot there, but she arrived too late, as the old man had wandered away. She notified the police, and a search was made for the wanderer. On Saturday morning he was found in a dying condition in Stevens’ woods, near the Hackensack river. While be ing conveyed to the hospital he died. Morris Simpson, who died recently at Franklin Furnace, aged eighty-four, was one of the old time stage drivers, and the Dover Eru says: “Mr. Simp son entered the service of Jackson & Jolley, of this place, some time before the war and drove one of the stages between Dover and Hamburg for a period of twenty years, going one day and returning the next. The distance traveled per day was twenty-two miles, or nearly 7,000 miles per year, so that in twenty years of his service his jour neys aggregated more than five times the circumference of the globe.” Mrs. Anna Friess, aged G5 years, of Philadelphia, committed suicide at Ocean drove, on Friday, by drowning in the ocean. Her body was recovered on Saturday by a patrolman of station No. 17. Mrs. Friess had just recovered from a serious illness, and since then she has been depressed in spirirs, and at times her mind wandered. On Fri day morning she eluded a relative, with whom she was shopping, and took the carsfor Ocean drove,where she had friends. She was seen on the beach soon after her arrival and as she neg lected to call on her friends, it is thought she visited the drove with a determination to there end her life. Farmers living near Knottsville, in West Virginia, are much excited over the reappearance of a huge reptile, which for thirty years past has occa sionally been seen in that neighbor hood. A party of young men saw the reptile a day or two ago on the farm of David Baker, and describe it as eighteen or twenty feet long and thick as a man’s body, carrying its head about two feet above the ground while traveling. It was first seen in 1855, and it was then about ten feet long. Many stories regarding it have been revived. Men who saw it in 1874 declare itlefta track through tall grass like that caused by dragging a heavy log. A party is on guard day and night at what is thought to be its hiding-place. Last Friday being Tree Planting Day in New Jersey, in Newark, School Superintendent Barringer directed the principal of the public schools to spend the last hour of the afternoon session in bringing forest tree planting to the attention of the pupils. He suggested that (iov. Abbett’s proclamation on the subject be read, and that the chil dren take part in planting one or more trees in the school yards, or in the street before the school buildings. At nearly every school a tree was planted and at several schools there were spec ial exercises. At the Eighteenth ave nue school an oak was planted in the yard. A tree was planted at the Bur nett street school and two in the yard of the Brower Industrial School. In Verona forty trees were set out in the school yard. William Myers, residing at Quinton, Salem county, is 101 years of age. He has been married twice, and is the father of twenty-two children, eleven of whom are living. There are also living sixty-eight grandchildren, thir ty-five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, nearly all of whom reside in various portions of West and South Jersey. Mr. Myers is still a hale and hearty man and tells many wonderful tales of pioneer life in New Jersey. He takes daily walks around the town, and says he hopes to meet Michael Potter at Woodstown Pair next Pall. About five years ago, when Mr. Myers was nearly ninety-: seven years of age, while crossing a j field at Quinton, he was attacked by a ferocious bull, and seizing a fence rail | he beat the bull off and succeeded in thwarting its attempts to injure him. He has scarcely ever been ill and does not appear to be as old as he is. Sev eral of his children might be taken for brothers and sisters to him. BARNUM AND FOREPAUGH. The following despatch from Phil lipsburg, Warren County, this State, shows what an interesting state of af fairs the two rival showman, Barnum and Forepaugh have created in that neighborhood: ‘‘Some weeks ago Bar num’s advance agents literally covered Easton and theadjoining country with hand-bills and large posters, announc ing that the greatest show on earth would exhibit here the 15th of May. This announcement elated the small boy as well as the countryman. Two years ago when Barnum was an nounced to show here, he was pre vented from doing so by a very heavy rain, which made the ground so muddy that it was impossible to get the heavy wagons anywhere near where he had pitched his tents. The great showman lost about $5,000 at that time, although he would have made money had he been able to exhibit, for there were fully 10,000 strangers in town notwith standing the disagreeable weather. Burnuui may have rain this year also, but he has something almost as expen sive as rain to annoy him already. Adam Forepaugh has stolen a march on him. tis circus will exhibit here the 30th A this month. It looks as though Eprepaugli comes here for no other purpose than to bother Barnum. But Barnum is not going to be out done. Wherever Forepaugh posters are seen, Barnum's men either tear them down or pay some one to do so. Then they put up a Barnum poster. Ill every 8t,OrP. nr hnsinaca nlonn Rok num’s men will give complimentary tickets, and even money besides, if the proprietors will put up their posters instead of Forepaugh’s. For several days Barnum has had half a dozen wagons out around the country, whose occupants tear down Forepaugh bills and put up his own. He has had a large banner stretched across the main thoroughfare of the town, which attracts everybody’s at tention. Countrymen, when they come into town, stare at it in amaze ment. The other day Barnum had a sort of a parade. He employed six teamsters with horses and wagons. In the parade, the first wagon con tained a band; then followed four wagons with immense bill boards, cov ered with all kinds of circus posters, and lastly came a large wagon filled with hand bills, which a lot of boys were industriously distributing. Dod gers littered the streets like snow. Out here in the country this was a novel way of advertising and took well. From the crowds that were on the streets one would have thought there was a big celebration of some kind. Every street car in both Eas ton and Phillipsburg is covered with “Wait for Barnum and Jumbo, May 15.” It is the intention of Barnum to keep up the excitement until he arrives. He is going to have parades once or twice every week. A circus out here is a big thing. The public schools always close when Barnum comes, and even the factories shut down for the day. The newspapers are reap ing a harvest in advertising. Fore paugh is after Barnum, and is making it warm for him; but Barnum is away aucuu ou iar. JLLlbU. gOOU tiling lliat the circuses are coming, for it livens up the town. It has been more dead than alive since the first of the year. Mrs. Usury, the wife of a farmer liv ing sixteen miles south of Shelbyville, 111., has met with a terrible death. A few mornings ago she had a quarrel with her husband and determined on frightening him when he came in to supper. She emptied the contents of the coal oil cau over her clothes, and then proceeded to do the same with the lamps, throwing each one out of the window as she emptied it. By this means she became thoroughly saturated with oil, and her young children, frightened, called in one of the neighbors, who stayed until her husband came home. He paid no at tention to her on entering the room, so she deliberately walked up to the stove and ignited her dress. She was immedi ately enveloped in flames, and, rushing out of the door threw herself into a ditch close by. Her husband at tempted to rescue her from her fearful position, but could not succeed in tear ing off her clothes until it was too late to save her life. Prince Leopold was the only mem ber of his family who ever was in a police court. He went into the Bow street witness box to give evidence as to the outrage on the Queen committed by the crazy lad McLean, of which he had been an eye witness, seated as he was in the carriage with his mother. He gave his evidence with great clear ness and succinctness. FAITH CURE IN OHIO. A wonderful faith cure is reported from Clyde, Ohio. Mrs. \V. H. Painter, , a minister's wife, has been miraculous ly cured. Her complaint was of the lungs, accompanied by general debility and frequent recurrences of a most dis tressing sick-headache, which caused her prostration for days at a time. For many years the doctors have as serted that one of her lungs was en tirely gone and one year ago, while living in Brooklyn Village, her remain ing lung became so much affected that for many weeks her life was despaired of. Since then she has been living at Fredericktown, where she was again prostrated with a severe illness, five or six weeks ago. As soon as Mrs. Paint er rallied slightly she was taken to the home of her daughter, at Clyde, seem ingly more dead than alive. The change did not seem to bring much benefit, and for several weeks she had remained much prostrated, being able to sit up only a few minutes each day. Among the persons admitted to see her were the Rev. G. W. Ball and his wife, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who encouraged her with the hope that there was yet power in faith in the Lord to raise one as weak as she. Grasping this hope, it was made the subject of special prayer for several days, until a few days ago, when read ing in her Testament, she found a passage which confirmed her faith in the fullest degree. A few minutes later she was impressed with the thought that the work was done. She rose and went rejoicing through the house. shontinD' “Glnrv tr. Cinri Hie wonderful manifestations of goodness'.” The news of such an unusual occur ence spread rapidly and caused a de cided sensation. Mrs. Painter re mained up during the day, and talked with and received the congratulations of nearly forty friends without showing much fatigue when evening came. She walked about forty rods to meet her husband, who knew nothing of the change which had been wrought in the two days in which he had not heard from her. A charming matrimonial romance was brought to an abrupt ending re cently in one of the law courts of Rome. A young fellow of 26 years of age, of handsome and elegant appearance, and a young creature of 17 years of age, his wife, were charged with theft. He had been cook and she housemaid in an Irish gentleman's family. A rob bery having occurred in this family, the young couple were suspected and imprisoned. When they were brought before the bench both burst into tears. As soon as they could be calmed the young man, as usual, was asked his name, and, covering his face, he replied that he was Count Riccardo Strozzi, a legitimate descendant of one of the most illustrious families in Italy. The wife, though not of so noble a birth, is .also of a very good family. They had fallen in love with each other and ran away, traveling about in disguise in order not to be discovered. At last, being penniless, they had entered the above family as servants, as already sf !1 f Afl Pcrfunofnl it 4-V. __ was proved as clear as day. The coin cidence of their flight with the day of the robbery was thoroughly explained, and they were set at liberty amid the cheers of the whole court. It is not stated whether the stern parents re lented or not, or whither the young couple went. Iu Reading, Pa.,preparations are go ing on for the erection of a large num ber of houses. In excavating for the cellars lime stone rock was struck, which requires blasting. Stones weigh ing from ten to twenty pounds were thrown, and to break these rocks into small pieces for the city's streets was the task undertaken by two middle aged women named Shultz and Fries, respectable residents of the city. The women with hammers are at work iu the open air breaking stones. They receive thirty-five cents a ton for their work, and each can break a ton and a half a day. They sit on small stools on the edge of tlje quarry, and swing their hammers lustily, not caring for the gaze of the hundreds who stop to view the novel work of two native born women. They work only eight hours a day. The women are widows with children, and say they prefer that sort of work to washing or other house hold drudgery. A sect is said to have been discov ered in Rostov, South Russia, who poison children with narcotics. It was founded by a woman who murdered her children in order to relieve them from earthly suffering and procure for them celestial happiness. THE TWO COLORED CONGRESS MEN. There are two colored men in the present Congress, Smalls, of South Carolina, and O’Hara, of North Caro lina. The former has long been a power in his State. Among the ne- ' groes of the coast counties he rules like a king. Smalls sprang into noto riety by a daring act he performed early in the war. He was a slave, but had been trained to the sea, and was loaned by his master to the Confeder ate Government to act as pilot in Charleston Harbor. While serving in this capacity one very dark and stormy night he ran the steamer Planter into the Federal fleet and surrendered her before anybody on board discovered his purpose. The newspapers were full of this feat at the time, and Smalls became famous. He went into the Union navy, came north and was lion ized in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The act made him rich as well as famous. With the prize money the Government gave him he purchased an extensive plantation near Beaufort after the war. During the carpet-bag reign in South Carolina he was active in politics and materially increased his wealth. Smalls lives in fine style at Beaufort, and drives the handsomest pair of horses in South Carolina. He is a widower, but has a daughter who keeps house for him. She is well edu cated, and unusually intelligent. In Washington he boards with a colored iamny on Jj street, near sixteenth. O’Hara is a native of New York, a graduate of Harvard University, and a lawyer by profession. He went south in reconstruction times, and has been pecuniarily successful in politics. He has his wife and family with him at Washington, and lives in good style on Fifteenth street, near M. Mr. and Mrs. O’Hara are both devout Catholics and attend the colored church of that faith near their residence. O’Hara employs a white tutor to educate his children. A gentleman of this city passing Herkness Bazaar, in Philadelphia, during a sale of fancy cattle, not long since, concluded to drop in and look around. He noticed a cow before the auctioneer’s stand and heard that worthy say “75 I am bid, who says 76?” Being somewhat of an agricul turist, he concluded the animal was cheap at $76 and bid the amount. Someone in the crowd went one dol lar better, but he promptly followed suit until the auctioneer was calling “88.” Then he reasoned to himself that the other man probably wanted the cow and it would be rather low down in him to run it up, seeing he did not really' need the animal and would only be bothered getting her home should she be knocked down to him, so he stopped bidding. The auc tioneer promptly notified the other gentleman that it was his cow for $6S8! The Salem man went out into the open air to catch his breath. Next time he bids on anything in a strange place, he proposes to be in at the start and know what he is doing. A $688 cow would have been a bitter pill for him to swallow.—Salem Sunbeam. In point of longevity, Mansfield is credited with the best record among Connecticut towns. The oldest inhab itant is ninety-eight years old, and in the last half century twenty-eight persons have died whose average age was ninety-seven years, four of whom were over one hundred years old. Mrs. Mary Southworth died at the age of one hundred and two. About one hundred persons, it is said, have died within fifty years upward of ninety years old. At present there are forty nine persons over eighty years old in the place. A wealthy Scandinavian from Bis marck, Dakota, arrived in St. Paul, Minn., last week, and said he wanted a wife. At the depot he met for the first :iwe a man to whom he offered $200 if ae would find him a wife on short lotiee. The man took him to his own louse and introduced him to hi?; laughter. The bargain was quickly made, and, as a guarantee of good faith, the man from Dakota transferred f40,OOo worth of Bismarck property to liis intended bride. The marriage took place a few days later. Major Weirman, formerly Private Secretary to President Johnson, and prominently connected with Western railroads, died suddenly in the Cole man House, at Broadway and Twenty eighth street, New York, Wednesday, April 16th. It is said he contemplated suicide, which death prevented. He was engaged to be married shortly to a beautiful and wealthy girl.