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MY EIGHT ACRE FARM.
Eight acres of sandy loam, light, fine and level, all in one piece near house and barn; no stone, no fences, no waste, every foot tillable, no time lost in going to or from work; horse, wagons, harness and tools, last indefi nitely having the least wear and tear possible. Having a good market near by for vegetables and a good one at the door for milk, I raise both, and so one thing helps another on land and in market. Having the land and market, and the crops to be raised de cided upon, the course is open to suc cess, if the land is worked right. A small farm is no disgrace; it takes more brains to work a small than a large one and get a living from it. My father said to his son more than a score of years ago. “You have too little land, no man yet ever got rich from his own labor; do not spend your time trading in a half bushel measure; sell out; get more land and do a busi ness thatamountstosomethin.’' Very good advice to a man with money to pay for a big farm. But all cannot have big farms; a place in tile world is left and must be filled by the small tract but who has the sagacity to see that it will answer his purpose in the line of agriculture. Land there is and plenty of it for all, but it is only the right use of it, that will bring success. A neighbor of mine thrives on his farm of twenty acres, makes money and lends it to his neighbors who have more land than they own. He was warned that he would starve on his barren land by those who are now borrowing his money. Another neigh bor finds sixteen acres of the best land too little to furnish three persons a living. I have received letters asking linw it, is thn.fc T r«isp art nn small a surface. To all inquiries I say: “Come and see.” We are in oper ation summer and winter and always busy. Just now we have three cows; sell milk for four cents at the door; market ten dollars worth of vegetables a week; run a small liot-house, and a month later shall have hot-beds in op eration. Notmuch cost for help either; I have in the family ahoy fifteen years old; and he and I do all the work this winter, and have plenty of time to play. Do I raise all I feed the cows? No. Why should I? With the best sweet corn fodder six dollars per ton, and cotton-seed and corn meal cheap at re tail, I buy feed cheaper than raise it. I house for winter use from eight to ten tons of hay, etc., from my four acres of grass, but that is not enough. I have manure, all of which goes back to the garden; and the crops are good, as you can well believe. There is no time for leisure. Every month of the year is full of work which pays, and yet we have time to rest. We rise at sunrise and stop work at sunset all the year round: no haste; but just enough pressure of work to keep one alert, active and moving steadily onward. Janauschek’s Kindness. — When Janauschek was playing in New York she was stopped on the street by a timid little girl, who said with a great effort; “Please ma’am, won’t you give me a ticket to see you act to-night? I’d pay, indeed I would, but I haven't a penny, and I’d so love to see you.” Janauschek smiled. She is easily touched. “Would the family like to see me, too?” she asked. “Oh, yes, ma’am,” cried the little thing, eagerly. “Freddie would love to, and so would poor mamma, for she never gets anywhere, and has to work so hard.” The actress wrote an order for a pri vate box and handed it to the child. “There,” she said, “take that to the theatre at once, and when night comes all will be well.” That evening, in the midst of "Zil lah,” Janauschek looked into the box. There was her little friend, a delicate boy and a pale, sad-looking woman. They were wiping their eyes, and were intensely interested in the play. In the last act the little girl sobbed so that she attracted the attention of the audience. As the curtain fell Janau schek went into the box. “Did you like it, my dear?” she said. “There, God bless you.” And she placed a sum of money in the poor mother’s hand, and with her own eyes full of tears, bade them farewell. - ■ The largest sum which has ever been paid at one time by the pension office to a single applicant was paid last week to JohnF. Pfeiffer, a resident of Charu bersburg, Pa., who received $8,500 for an injury to the eye during the war, which resulted in total bliudness about six years ago. Previous to 1878 Mr. Pfeiffer was entitled to a pension of $30 per month, because of partial blindness, and to $70 per month since that year when he became totally blind. Mr. Pfeiffer, who is an extreme ly poor man, has been depending upon the charity of his neighbors for sub sistance, as he has never been a pen sioner before. This sum represents the accumulated pensions due him from the date of his injuries. Com mencing with the 4th day of March he will receive $72 per month hereafter. Blaine’s new book will be published about May 1, and will be in the hands of the subscribers by the 15th of next month. ME THODIST STATISTICS. The New Jersey M. E. Conference includes four districts with 278churches and 35,343 fidl members. The follow ing are some of the statistics as report ed to the last Conference: New Brunswick District—Churches 50; parsonages, 32; local preachers, 41; full members, 7,503; value of property, $408,500; debt, $51,334; itinerants, 50. Trenton District—Churches,00: value $521,300; itinerants, 45; local preachers, 02; probationers, 092; full members, 8,120: parsonages, 23; value. $70,100; debt, $79,049. Bridgeton District—Churches, 80; value, $404,154; parsonages, 29; value, $01,550; debt, $34,490; probationers, 1,517; full members, 10,373; itinerants, 44; local preachers, 40. Camden District — Churches, 08; value, $413,300; parsonages, 28; value, $08,700; debt, $77,172; itinerants, 48; local preachers, 59; probationers, 1,358; full members, 9,344. The New Brunswick District has 79 Sunday schools; 1,334 officers and teachers, and 8,172 scholars. Trenton District has 08 Sunday schools; 1,290 officers and teachers, and 8,057 scholars. Camden District has 77 schools; 1,458 officers and teachers and 11,207 schol ars. Bridgeton District has 91 schools; 1,017 officers and teachers and 9,985 scholars. The totals are: Churches, 278, an in crease of 4; itinerants 187; Jocal preach ers, 208, increase of 17; probationers, 4,400, decrease, 457; full members, 35, 343, increase 53G; Sunday schools, 315, decrease 7; officers and teachers, 5,705, increase 199; scholars, 38,099, increase 588. The largest church, numerically, in 1/11C Dew DruilHWICK, X^lStriCL IS me First New Brunswick, 440 members. Trenton District, Broad street, Bur lington, 440. Camden District, Broad way, Camden, 911, followed by Third street, G9G. Bridgeton District, Com inerce street, Bridgeton, G12. The average membership in the New Brunswick District is 150. Trenton, 180. Camden, 194. Bridgeton, 235. Total average, 189. ---- TRYING TO TALK QUAKER. It is no easy matter, says an exchange, for a novice to iling “Quaker” fluently. Tile tongue becomes confused with its triple choice pronouns and flaps help lessly around the palate. I well recollect my clumsy efforts to engage in conversation with a farmer whom I met in Chester County, the great Quaker stronghold of Pennsyl vania. When I happened upon him he was sitting upon a worm fence, va cantly staring at a cream colored colt in an adjacent field. I at once divined him to a Friend in undress, and de termined to delight the old fellow and amuse myself by carrying on a skill ful dialogue in his own idiom. This is how I succeeded: “How do thee do, sir? Is—that is, are thee meditating?-’ If he was delighted he controlled his emotions admirably. All he did was to gape and inquire: “Hey?” “The field the birds, the flowers,” I pleasantly pursued, “are enough to bring thou dreams—I mean dreams to thou.” “He was looking at me now, and critically. I felt that my syntax had been very idiotic instead of idiomatic, so, wiping the sweat from my brow and hat, I eyed him calmly and ob served : i nose cows, are they thys—or thees —that is, tlious? I mean thines!” It was very unfortunate. He crawled down from the fence, nibbled at a plug of nickel nugget—an act of itself sufficient to unquaker him—and as he rambled away muttered indignantly: “Go ate your pants!—I’m a tramp, but a gentleman.” A Iteidsville, N. C., dispatch says: W. H. Johnston, the son of a white planter of Waynesville, was recently, it is said, visited by two married wo men of the neighborhood and given a good flogging. When the ladies called, Johnston was in bed, sound asleep. He was called up, and when he got into the presence of his visitors he was soundly flogged with a stout shingle. His shrill cries were heard some distance from the scene, but no one came to his aid. His tormentors gave no heed to his appeals, but con tinued to apply the board with a hearty good will. Johnston had for some time past been living on the char ity of an old widow, although young and fully able to support himself by his own efforts. The two ladies who introduced Johnston to the patter of the shingle last night, it is supposed, are granddaughters of the lady upon whose bounty their victim had lived. The Philadelphia correspondent of the Detroit Medical A(jc denounces Schuylkill drinking water in unmeas ured terms. He says he cannot even say of it as did the old toper, that it is “good enough to wash in.” It appears that many of the large manufacturing villages use the river as a sink, and there is moreover, within two miles of the city’s water works a thickly settled cemetery, which, situated on a bluif at the water’s edge, drains directly into the already contaminated stream. PURE! i FRESH! RELIABLE! Garden Seed FOB Early Planting. We can furnish any variety of seeds from any of the Seed Growers in the country, at their prices, delivered here either in large or small quantities. CABBAGE, TOMATOES, EARLY PEAS, Lanflri's Extra Early Peas, And every variety of seeds AT 46 Commerce St., DEALERS IN Drugs, Medicines, Paint, Oils, Varnish, Carriage Trimming, &e. 0LAYP00LE & PARSONS. AND MANUFACTURERS OF Oyster Dredges! WILL MAKE Oyster Dredges at Ten Cents per pound, And give a guarantee of perfect satisfaction. All dredges will be made by David Clay poole, the experienced dredge maker, who will give his whole attention to that branch of business. Wm. H. Parsons will attend to the vessel building. The complete success that he has had in the past, will warrant us in assuring all that we can give perfect satisfaction in the lino of building oyster boats in the future. CLAYPOOLE & PARSONS, nov 15-3m Cedarville, N. J. AN AliSOi.U 11. Vf...: fJU. Dyspepsia, Liver and Kidney Diseases. Indigestion, Biliousness, Sick Headache Heartburn, Waterbrash, Distress af ter Eating, Belching of Food, etc.' This purely vegetable preparation surpasses any medicine recommended for the above dis eases. Give it a trial. Price, 25 an t®—For Coughs, Colds, Croup and Throat Af fections, use Du Lac’s Swiss Uai.sam. It never falls. Contains no morphia or opium. G. HOLDSTEIN, Proprietor, Woodbury, N. J. Sold by Geo. II. Whipple, Bridgeton, and all country storekeepers. oct 4-ly FOR SALE. House and Lot! The undersigned offers for sale the house and lot. No. 122 South Pearl Street, in the Second ward. J This property is well located,and | always in demand by good ten-l^^s;^, ! ants. It will be sold on reasonable terms. I. T. NICHOLS, “Pioneer" Office, Bridgeton, j STILL IN COMMISSION! ABEAM E. GAEEISON, Commissioner for Taking the Acknow ledgment of Deeds, At S. E. McGcar& Uro.’s DryGoodsStore, South West corner of Commerce and Laurel streets, april 3-1 m AD D17 P Send six cents for postage and IIILL, receive free, a costly box of goods which will help you to more money right away, than anything else in this world. All, of either sex, succeed from first hour. The broad road to fortune opens before the workers, abso lutely sure. At onco address Tkue & Co., Au gusta, Maine. dec 27-ts A WORD TO FISHERMEN ~ ' ! The place to buy Gill Twine, Gill Lines, eithe* i Cotton or Hemp Hanging Twine, Gill Corks, Ac ..... DANIEL BACON’S, oct 14-tf Bridgeton, N. J. NEW munnsK! White & Moore, Are now ready t° supply the public with the best the market will afford, wholesale and re tail, such as Flour, Patent, i-8, 1-4 or cwt. “ Best Red Wheat, “ GRAHAM FLOUR. Com, Oats,Com and Oats, Fine Meal, Fine Shorts, Coarse Bran, Buck Bran, Fine Bran, Screenings. Our motto is to "Live and let live.” All we ask is a trial to convince you. We have also opened a GOAL YALIRLD, On Atlantic Street., And are prepared to furnish the best LEHIGH GOAL. We superintend the screening and picking our selves, and guarantee entire satisfaction and full weight. WOOD! WOOD! J. T. WHITE. J. F. MOORE. Cor. Broad and Atlantic Sts., llHIDGETON, N. J. J. F. SHIM PHILADELPHIA CANDY MANUFACTORY Wholesale and Retail. Sunday Schools and storekeepers will save money by buyingjheir candies where they are made. Greatest variety of FINE AND PLAIN CANDY In South Jersey, fresh, pure andjeheap. Mixtures, per lb., 13; 2 lbs- for25cts. Caramels, all flavors, 25 cents. Molasses Candy, all flavors, 15 cents. Gum Drops, 15 cents. Japanese Cocoanut Strips, 15 cents. Try our celebrated COUGH DROPS. No. 11 North Laurel St., Bridgeton. Philadelphia & Reading R. R., New Jersey Southern Division. Commencing October 2Sth, 1883. For Bridgeton Vineland intermediate stations, &c. Leave New York, foot of Liberty St.,1.30p. m. LEAVE BRIDGETON, 7.39 a. m. for New York, Newark, Elizabeth, South Amboy .Long Branch,Red Bank, Farmingdale, Toms River, Waretown, Bamegat, Whitings, Atsion, Winslow, Vineland, &c. 7.39 a. m., 2.05 p. m. for Vineland, Winslow Junction, Atsion. D.5t> a. m. 6.54 p. m. for Bay Side and intermedi ate stations. FOR PHILADELPHIA. T ,,r. .-r, » Oft .. _ LEAVE PHILADELPHIA. (Vine Street Wharf.) For Bridgeton and way stations, 4:30 p. m. Above trains connect to and from Atlantic City and all points on the Camden and Atlantic H.B. C. G. HANCOCK, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. K. BLODGETT. Supt. J. E. WOOTTEN, Gen. Manager. WEST JERSEY RAILROAD. On and after February 25,1884. Trains leave Bridgeton as follows: For Philadelphia and Way Stations, at 7.00, and 8.10 a. m., and 12.29 and 3.10 p. m. For Salem Branch 8.10 a. m. and 3.10 p. m. For Trenton and New York via Camden, 7.00 and 8.10 a. m., 12.29 and 3.10 p. m. For Sea Isle City, 8.10 a. m. and 3.10 p. m. For Atlantic City and Cape May, 8.10 a. m., and 3.10 p. m. Returning, Leave Philadelphia 8.00 and 11.49a. m.,3.30and 5.40 p.m. Leave Salem 7.40 a. m. and 2.25 p. m. Leave Sea Isle City, G.55 a. m. and 4.20 p. m. Connecting Railroads. Trains leave Vineland for Millville, 9.42 and 10.0G, a. in., 4.40 and 7.08 p. m., and on Sunday 9.29 a. m. For Cape May. leave Vineland, 10.0G a. m., 4.40 p. m. On Sunday, 9,29 a. m. JOS. CRAWFORD, Supt. J. R. WOOD, Gen’l Pass. Agent. FERRY’S SEED ANNUAL! FOR 1884. Will bo mailed FREE to all applicants and to customers of last year without ordering it. It contains illustrations, prices, descriptions and directions for planting all Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Plants, etc. Invaluable to all. D. M FERRY & CO., feb 7- Gteow 7 \A/ANTFn IMMEDI ATELY.-A few good l/l# 14 If I L. U men to canvass for tho sale of ■ » FRUIT TREES, VINES, ROSES, &c. No experience required. GOOD SALARY and all expenses paid. Address H. J. BOWDEN & CO., Brighton, N. Y. (I mile east of Rochester.) march 20-4t APCNTC wanted for The Lives of all the Audi 10 Presidents of thoU. S. The larg est, handsomest, best book ever sold for less than twice our price. Tho fastest selling book in America. Immense protits to agents. All intelligent people want it. Any one can become a successful agent. Terms free. Hallet Book Com Portland, Me. doc 27-tf FERTILIZERS, Field and Garden Seeds. Swift Sure Super Phosphate, “ Bone Meal and Ground Bone, “ Dissolved Bone We also offer you this year for the first. Good Enough Super Phosphate, Echo Super Phosphate, Ammoniated Dissolved Bone, Dissolved S. C. Bock, ALSO Star Bone Phosphate, Peruvian Guano, Muriate of Potash, In fact, we can sell you anything you want in the Fertilizing line, as we are the Leading Fertilizer Dealers. We carry a very large stock, and we can sell you a very cheap Fertilizer. Call and examiine our stock, and get our prices. The Swift Sure Fertilizers Need no further recommendation from us, as it has gained a strong and lasting foothold among the farmers, and made its mark as the best fer tilizer they have ever used. Our sales are very heavy in Swift Sure. It does its own work. Try it. It has been used alongside of other fertil izers and has invariably given the best results. Field and Garden Seeds We keep a full assortment for the Field and Garden. We have a nice lot of Clover, Timo thy, Orchard, Herd, &c., or any of the seeds you may want for field sowing. Our GARDEN SEEDS are all pure and fresh. We carried no old stock over from last year. We have Landreth’s Early Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Tomato, &c. We make special ef forts in our seed department. We have some nice Maine Rose Potatoes. In fact, we are second to none in the seed business in this city. COAL! COAL! Lehigh and Schuylkill, all sizes. D. P. MULFORD & SON, 10 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. mar 6-tf WETHERELL'S i V A PURE LINSEED OIL PAINT, Ready for use. The Best and Cheapest in the Market. Geo. H. Whipple, SOLE AGENT, Opposite Court House, Bridgeton. GRAHAM’S CARPET STORE. Carpets for Spring 1884 A specialty in Brussels, Superfine Ingrain, Hall and Stair Carpets, Shading, Door Mats and everything pertaining to a Carpet Store. Please call and examine goods. J. R. GRAHAM, No. 40 East Commerce Street. t”el> 28-3m* Js/LUT HATS ARE MY BEST ADVERTISEMENT. They speak for themselves. HARRY KAYSER, ONE PRICE HATTER. No. 10 South Second St., two doors below Market, Philadelphia, ap 3-3m ALDEN’S MANIFOLD CYCLOPEDIA. Over 300,000 subjects and 5,000 illustrations, numerous maps, 20 volumes, largo octavo, $25.00; cheaper edition, $15.00. Specimen pages free. 500,000 volumes Choice Books—descriptive cata logue free. Books for examination before pay ment on evidence of good faith. Not sold by dealers—prices too low. JOHN B. ALDEN, Publisher, 18 Vesey street. New York, P. O. Box 1227. apr 3-4w REMOVAL! GEO. LAWRENCE’S IROl-T AND Has been removed From No. 13 to 43 S. Laurel Street, Bridgeton, Where he has laid in a new and large stock of Iron & Steel of all kinds And a general line of Carriage Makers’Material Such as Felloes, Hubbs, Spokes, Shaftp Poles & Carriage Trimmings. PATENT WHEELS A SPECIALTY . 1 MJevo I can sell you the best Patent Wheel in ■ outb Jersey, for the money. 1 shall also Keep a general line of a. ir, id W ABE All of which I shall offer low for cash, sep 20-Cm GEO. LAWRENCE. NEW Fruit Store. M. C. ENGLISH, Dealer in No. d6 South Laurel St, Bridgeton. Call and see the new stock, fresh from the city markets. Louis Gahre’s old stand, next to Moore s Opera House. jan 24-tf BEAUTIFUL EVER BLOOMING ROSE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Our great specialty is growing and distributing these beautiful Roses. We deliver Strong Pot Plants, suitable for immediate bloom, safely by mail, at all post offices. 5 splendid varieties your choice, all labelled, for $1- 12 for S2- l'j for S3; 26 for SI; 35 for $5: 75 for $10; 100 for $13. bend for our New Guide to Rose Culture 60 pages, elegantly illustrated, and choose from over Five Hundred Finest Sorts. Address, THE DINGEE & CONARD CO.. Rose Growers, West Grove, Chester Co.. Pa feb 7 v£& AGENTS WANTED CaRlETON’S TREASURY of knowledge. Containing over 6000 References to the most important matters ofinterest in the world. No single volume was ever before published that can compare to it. No one need ever be ignorant of any subject with this work at hand. Every person should possess a copy for easy ref erence. It will pay for itself thousands of times. TO AGENTS.—No book was ever so easy to sell as this one. All cyclopedias and works of real valuable information are successful books to sell, but heretofore they have been in too many volumes and too costly for the general reader, but here in this one volume cyclo pedia the nail has been hit square on the head. A one volume “Treasury of Knowledge” at alow price, within the means of all; a book that every person will seize with avidity and exclaim at last this is the very book i want. One canvasser has sold over 16(H) rr.pifct.. Everybody will buy it. Many of our agents aro ma^mr :>60 per week. Exclusive territory. The easi est bar a to sell ever known. We want 1000 earnest working agents, to whom we will give extra terms, at tractive, circular send all facilities for a good paying agency. For full particulars, address G. W. C’ARLETON AGO.. Publishers, New York* mar 20-4t STAGE LINE. MILLVILLE & BRIDGETON WINTER ARRANGEMENTS. This line of stages will run as follows: Leave Millville at 8.20 a. m., (on the arrival of the train from Cape May), and at 3 p. m. Leave Bridgeton at 8.00 a. m. and 3.00 p. in., (in time to connect with the morning and even ing trains for Cape May*) Fare, 50 cents. J. W. PANCOAST, i. a. Dubois, Proprietors and Drivers. N. B.—Passengers on the Port Norris Railroad wishing to connect with stage In the afternoon, will stop off at the East Bridgeton Station, dec. 23-tf p A I n for the working class. Send 10 cents UULU for postage, and we will mail you free, a royal, valuable box of sample goods that will put you in the way of making more money in a few days than you ever thought possible at any business. Capital not required, we will start you. You can work all the time or in spare time only. The work is universally adapted to both sexes, young and old. You can easily earn from 50 cents to $5 every even ing. That all who want work may test the bus iness, we make this unparalled otter: to all who are not well satisfied, we will send $2 to pay for the trouble of writing us. Full particulars, di rections, &c., sent free. Fortunes will be made by those who give their whole time to the work. Great success absolutely sure. Don’t delay. Start now. Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine. dec27-tf IBtOSIES. 6 for $1.00; 14 for $2.00, Post. paid. Greenhouse and Bedding Plants, Hardy Shrubbery, Seeds, etc., by mail. Cata logue free. J. T. PHILLIPS, feb 7-tf West Grove, Chester Co., Pa. !r FAY’S CELEBRATED 2 WATER-PROOF 00 MANILLA ROOFING 1 Resembles fine leather; for Roofs, Outside [mi Walls and Inside in place of plaster. Very strong and durable. Catalogue with testimo H uials and samples FREE. Established in 18i>6 D W. H. PAY CO., Camden. N. J. Q mar 6-4t FOR SALE. A GOOD FARM Apply to J. KNUDSON, 32 N. Laurel St. nov S-tf