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McCOWAH & MtCHOLS, Editors and Publishers._“Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may." TERMS, $1.50 per year, in advance,
VOL. XXXVII,_BRIDGETON, N. J., THURSDAY, MAY 8,1884^ N0J886
Tuesday, April 29,1884.
We present the following reliable
and useful receipts to our lady cus
tomers with our compliments.
We shall continue to furnish new
and fresh receipts from week to week,
hoping that each reader may find
something of practical value.
Respectfully,
WARE & TRASK.
CORN STARCH HASTY PUDDING.
One quart of fresh milk, three tablespoonfuls
of corn starch, one tablespoonful of butter one
' teaspoonlul of salt. Scald the milk and stir in
the corn starch, previously wet in cold water to
a white liquid. Roil steadily, stirring constant
ly, ten minutes. Salt and butter. Let the pud
ding stand three minutes in hot water, after
you take it from the tire, and turn out into a
deep, open dish. Cook, of course, in a farina
kettle.
MELANGE SOUP.
One cup of rice (scant), three pounds of
coarse, lean beef, some mutton bones, two car
rots, two turnips, ono onion, essence of celery
1 wo teaspoonfuls, pepper and salt, four quarts
of cold water, one cup of tomato juice from a
can of tomatoes. Cut the meat into dice and
put on in the water. Roil gently two hours,
when add the rice, tomato juice and the vege
tables cut into small squares, and already cooked
live minutes in hot water, to take off the rank
taste. (Stew half an hour, or until the vegeta
bles and rice are tender, but not a pulp; season:
boil up once and pour out—meat, vegetables
and all—into the tureen.
BAKED TOMATOES.
Drain off the liquor from a can of tomatoes
and put it into soup. Pare the crust from some
slices of bread, cut them to tit the bottom of a
greased pie-dish, and fry to a light brown in
dripping. Dip each in boiling, salted milk, lit
to their places in the dish, pour the tomatoes
upon them, season with pepper, salt, butter and
a little sugar. Strew thickly with crumbs and
bake covered, twenty minutes; then, brown.
PEACH BATTER PUDDING.
One quart of milk, two cups of prepared flour
or enough for soft batter, four beaten eggs, one
tablespoonful of butter slightly warmed, one
saltspoonlulof salt, one can of peaches, drained.
Lay the drained peaches in a buttered bake
dish. bait the flour and sift into a pan Beat
eggs and butter together, stir in the milk and
Dour. 1)V rioirrf^s into n hnln in
the flour, until you have a smooth batter. Pour
upon the peaches and bake in a brisk oven.
Add a glass of brandy to the peach syrup;
sweeten to taste; stir in two tablespoonfuls of
butter and set in boiling water until the butter
is melted. Serve the pudding in the bake-dish
and eat with this sauce.
RICE CROQUETTES.
Two cups cold boiled rice, two tablespoonfuls
melted butter, two beaten eggs, one tablesuoon
i 1P. Hour, one raw egg and some cracker
dust, two tablespoonsful of powdered sugar, a
pinch of grated lemon peel and the same of nut
meg, lard for frying. Work the butter into the
rice, then the seasoning, lastly the beaten eggs.
Make into long balls, roll in egg then in pow
dered cracker, and fry, a few at a time, in hot
* lard.
The great sale of
Dried Fruits, Canned Goods, &c.,
Has commenced. We are selling ev
erything in these lines at lowest
prices to close out for
the season.
Red Cherries, Pineapples, Straivber
- ries, Egg Plums,
Two Cans for 25 Cents, at
WARE & TRASK’S,
19 West Commerce St., Bridgeton.
Administrator’s Sale
OF
Real Estate !
Dy virtue of an order for sale, made by the
Orphans’ Court, of the County of Cumberland
on the seventh day of January, A. ])., 1884 and
to me directed, I will sell at public venduo
un Saturday, May 24th, 1884,
Between the hours of 12 o’clock, noon, and 5
o’clock, afternoon, of said day, to wit: at 2
o’clock, p. m„ of said day, in front of the
Doughty House, in tho city of Millville, all the
following described tracts of land situate In the
city of Millville, aforesaid, and bounded as fol
lows:
No. 1. Bogins at a stone on tho southwest side
of Main stroot, and directly opposite the west
corner of the lot where David Biggs formerly
resided, and thence running south 49 degrees
and 15 minutes, west 100 feet; thence north 40Ji
degrees, west 60 feet; thence nort h 49 degrees
and 15 minutes, cast 100 feet to Main street
aforesaid, thence bounding tho edge of Main
street north 40?i dogrees, east 60 feet to the
place of beginning, containing 14-100 of an aero
of land, more or less.
No. 2. Begins at the northwest corner of the
above tract. No. 1, and runs thence south 49 de
grees and 15 minutes, west 16 feet to a corner;
thence south 40’, degroes, east 100 feet to a cor
ner; thence north 49 degrees, east 10 feet to tho
southwest corner of lot No. 1; thence along lot
No. 1 to the place of boginaing, the same being
an extension westward of lot No. I, in its whole
breadth, 16 feet.
Conditions made known at sale,
i THOMAS S. SIMMONS,
Administrator of David Biggs.
Dated, March 22d, 1884. Prs. foe $8 10
apr 24 ts
l
JOHN WESTNEY,Agt.
Successor ts SEILL, Ir. A CO.,
o26D0CK ST.,PMla l, P[l | below Walcat.
MANUFACTURER CARRIAGES,
Velocipedes and Espress Wagons.
Okurnages from $5 to $40. Carriages and Velocipede
repaired. Send for Price List. *
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,
BETTER
NOR
MORE
INVITING
THAN
AT
PRESENT
WRITING.
The readers of the Pioneer
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 & Co.
Sheriff’s Sale.
BV virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to mo di
rected, issued out of the* Supreme Court of
'few Jersey, will be exposed to sale at public
/endue
On Saturday, May ioth, 1884,
Between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit:
it. 2 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the
Hotel of Jaekson Brian t, in the city of Bridge
ton, in the County of Cumberland, N. J., all
that certain tract of land situate in the town
ship of Landis, County of Cumberland, and
state of New Jersey, described as follows to
wit: Beginning at an oak hub set for a corner
nt the intersection of the centre of Weymouth
road and West boulevard; thence (1) in a south
erly direction and along the centre of said
West boulevard 11 chains and 71 liuks to an oak
hub standing in the centre of said West boule
vard; thence (2) north 84 degress, west 10 chains
and 87 links to a cedar stake; thence (3) south 0
degrees, west 3 chains and 3 links to a cedar
stake; thence (4) south 84 degrees, east 10 chains
and 87 links to an oak hub standing in the centre
ot West boulevard; thence (5) southerly along
the centre of said West boulevard lOchains and
4« links and corner of Geo. A. Sheldon’s land;
thence (0) north 79 degrees, 45 minutes, west
along said Sheldon’s line 14 chains and 38 links
to a stake; thence (7) south 34 degrees, 30 min
utes, west along said Sheldon’s line to an oak
hub standing in the centre of Arbor avenue;
thence (8) westerly along the centre of said Ar
bor avenue 5 chains and 10 links to an oak hub
and corner of land owned by Susan A. Beaning:
thence (9) north 5 degrees, west and along said
Beaning line 24 chains and 85 links to an oak
hub standing in the centre of Weymouth road;
thence (10) 84 degrees, east along the centre of
said Weymouth road 22 chains and 59 links to a
point or place of beginning. Containing 45
acres of land be the same more or less. Being
a portion of that tract of land conveyed to Car
roll H. Heed by James Sawyer and wife, bv
deed dated August 8,1873, of record in Book 137
ot Deeds page 211, &c., of the records of Cum
berland County,
Seized as the property of Carroll H. Reed, de
fendant, and taken in execution at the suit of
George Gallup, plaintiff, and to be sold by
SETH P. HUSTED, Sheriff.
Leverett Newcomb, Attorney.
Dated March 4, 1884.—ap 10 ts ‘ Prs. fee $9.23
Administrator's Sale
OF
BEAT, ESTATE
By virtue ol an order of the Orphans’ Court
of the County of Cumberland, made on the 10th
day of March, 1884, the undersigned. Adminis
trator of Daniel Lupton, deceased, will sell at
public vendue.
On Saturday, May ioth, 1884,
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon of
said day, at the hotel of Jackson
Briant, in the city of Bridgeton,
in said county, all that HOUSE
AND LOT ot land, on the east
erly side of Laurel street, abovo Myrtle street
in the First ward of said city, known as No. 2Uf
North Laurel street, and lately the residence ol
the said Daniel Lupton. The said lot has u
front on Laurel street of about (19 feet, and is
about 144 feet deep.
Conditions made known on day of sale
CHARLES E. SHEPPARD,
ap 10-ts Administrator
This property has been divided into two lots
No 1, On which is a small shop, has a front oi
35 feet, and a depth of 1451k feet, and is a desir
able building lot.
No. 2. On which is the dwelling house, has £
front of 34 feet, 11 inches, and a depth of 1451
feet, together with an adjoining small lot of 8.5t
feet by 5.94 feel; covering one-half of the wel
used by the adjoining property on the South
It also has city water already in. It presents £
good opportunity to secure a home at a rea
sonable expense.
ap;10-ts Prs. fee, $7.29.
Sheriff’s Sale.
1 -> Y virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to me di
-LJg reeted issued out of the Court of Chancerv
ot New Jersey, will be exposed to sale at public
vendue
On Saturday, May ioth, 1884,
Between the hours of 12 and 5 o’clock, to wit: at £
o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the
Hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of Bridge
ton, in the County of Cumberland, N. J„ all
that certain piece of land, situate in the town
ship of Landis, County of Cumberland, State of
New Jersey, bounded and described as follows
to wit: Beginning on the southerly side of
Montrose street, three hundred feet eastwardly
from the easterly side of the East Railroad
Boulevard and thence extending eastwardly
along the southerly side of said Montrose street
one hundred feet and lit right angles thereto,
between parallel lines in length or depth south
wardly one hundred and fifty feet. Comprising
lots numbers ten (10) and eleven (11) of Block
number thirty-seven (37), of the East District ol
Vineland, according to the recorded town plot
of Vineland.
ui »» uiiuill Vj. null' linn
wile, defendants, and taken in execution at the
suit of Edward H. Knowlton. complainant, and
to be sold by SETH 1*. H USTED, Sheriff.
.T. J. Crandall, Solicitor,
Dated March 3,1884.—ap 10 Prs. foe $5.8.']
Administrators’ Sale
OF
REAL ESTATE
By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court
ot the County of Cumberland, made on the
Twentieth day of July, 1883, the subscribers,
administrators, will sell at Public Sale,
On Saturday, May ioth, 1884,
At the hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city oi
Bridgeton, at two o'clock in the afternoon, all
the following described Real Estate, late the
property of Elijah Gould, situate in the town
ship of Fairfield, County of Cumberland, and
State of New Jersey. No. 1 Is about
TWELVE ACRES OP FARM LAND,
On the Buckshutem and Fnirton roads, about
two miles from Bridgeton. No. 2 Is about
FOUR OR FIVE ACRES OF LAND,
On the Gouldtown Road, adjoining lands of
Andrew Gould and others. On the premises
are a house and barn.
No. 3 Is a lot of Cedar Swamp in Lebanon
Swamp.
Persons desiring to see the property, can do
so by calling on either of the subscribers.
ANDREW GOULD,
ABIJAH GOULD, Jr.,
ap 10-ts Administrators.
Prs. fee, $0.15.
CRAZY PATCHWORK
Having a large assortment of remnants and
pieces of handsome brocaded silks, satins and
velvets, we are putting them up in assorted
bundles and furnishing them for ‘‘Crazy Patch
work” Cushions, Mats, Tidies, Sic., Sic. ' PACK
AGE NO. 1.—Is a handsome bundle of exquisite
silks, satins and brocaded velvets, (all different.)
J ust the thing for the most superb pattern of
fancy work. Sent postpaid for 56 cents in postal
note or 1-eent stamps. PACKAGE NO. 2.—Con
taining three times as much as package No 1
Sent postpaid for $1.00. Tltese are all of the
very finest quality and cannot be equalled at
any other silk works in the U. S.nt three times
our prices. They will please any lady. One or
der always brings a dozen more. LADIES’
MANUAL OF FANCY WORK, with 400 illus
trations and full instructions for artistic fancy
work, handsomely bound postpaid, 50 cts. Or
der now. Address, The Rochester Silk Co
Rochester, N. Y. ap 24-8t
lioneer.
SI.60 PerYear.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. 06
East CommerceStreet.(upstairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
STATE NEWS.
Work has been commenced on the
Sea Isle and Ocean City Railroad, but
it is not anticipated that it will be
completed before the latter part of
July.
i The heaviest shad caught this sea
son in the Delaware, so far reported,
was taken one day last week, at Penns
grove, and weighed eight pounds two
ounces.
The largest raft that ever floated
down the Delaware river passed down
on Thursday of last week. It was 80
leet wide and contained 200,000 feet of
lumber.
At the charter election at Boonton,
on Saturday, the Citizens’ Temperance
ticket was successful. George W. Es
ten was elected Mayor over Thomas
Byard by 140 majority.
It is stated that the Glassboro exten
sion of the Williamstown Railroad will
probably be run through to Penns
grove pier, on the Delaware river, at
an early day. The company’s charter
contains this franchise.
On Thursday W. S. Price, of Ocean
port, caught a shad weighing about
four pounds, in the Shrewsbury, at
Oceanport, near the sedges. It is he
lieved to be the first shad ever caught
in the South Shrewsbury river.
A. M. Kimble, of Monroe, Sussex
County, stocked a pond with black
bass about three years ago. Since that
time numbers of them have been taken.
Last Friday Mr. Kimble captured one
that weighed a trifle over five pounds.
I. W. B. Gandy, of Dennisville, Cape
May County, fell into the hold of a
vessel in which he was at work, a few
days since, and was so badly injured
about the head and shoulders that but
little hope is entertained of his re
covery.
John Tully, a patient in the Burling
ton County almshouse, wandered away
from that institution in February.
His decomposed body was found in the
pines, near Shamong station, by a
party of hunters. Tully was 00 years
old and insane.
The body of Louis Berrnes, a wealthy
brewerof Union Hill, who disappeared
recently, was found in Penn Horn
creek on Thursday. It is supposed
that he committed suicide while suf
fering from temporary insanity. He
was thirty-five years old.
On Thursday evening last the body
of ex-Freeholder George Neefus was
found in his well at Plattville, Mon
mouth County. Mr. Neefus was nearly
03 years old, and for some time has
been in ill health. During the absence
of his family he loaded a gun and shot
himself, the charge entering his lower
jaw. He then ran nearly 300 yards and
ended his life by jumping into a well.
Patrick McGuire, who was the ele
vtnur uuj iu me uniieu stales Hotel,
New York, was taken to Little Falls,
on Thursday last, by Chief Graul, of
Paterson. McGuire is accused of caus
ing the death of Moses Stanton, a
farmer’s lad, who worked beside him
at Beatty’s carpet mills. It is alleged
that in September last Stanton either
stumbled into a vat of caustic soda,
when pursued by McGuire, or was
pushed in.
Richmond Oakes, 19 years of age,
shot himself in the breast at Port Jer
vis, N. Y., on Wednesday of last week,
and died on Thursday. Oakes lived at
Passaic, and had been employed in the
press room of the Paterson Press. Re
cently he left his situation in the hope
of securing a better one. Failing in
this, it is thought he became despond
ent and ended his life. Another as
signed cause for the act, is grief at the
recent death of an older brother.
Mabee and English have created
great interest in the temperance cause
in Rahway. Gordon’s Opera House is
filled every night. Four hundred per
sons signed the pledge in two nights,
and red ribbons are to be seen upon
many who heretofore have been hard
drinkers. Some of the best known res
idents have signed the pledge and are
working faithfully in the cause. When
Josephus Shann, an ex-member of As
sembly, C. H. Miller, W. Harry Hall,
Alfred Jewell, Stewart C. Shann, and
many others signed the pledge, the
outburst of applause lasted for fifteen
minutes. Several grog shop keep
ers are anxious to have their license
fee refunded, and say that they will
discontinue the business if they can
get the rebate.
The trial of Charles Van Sciver, for
throwing vitriol upon Mrs. Carrie E.
Vandegrift, in Burlington, in Febru
ary last, resulted in a verdict of guilty.
The verdict caused much surprise, as
nearly every one expected the jury
would acquit the defendant, especially
after the charge of Judge Parker,
which was considered to be in the de
fendant’s favor. A motion for a new
trial will be made.
Joseph Dobson and Captain Craig
report that on Tuesday of last week
they saw a sea lion in Woodbury creek.
Dobson was in a boat, and, being un
armed, sought the bank for fear of be
ing attacked by the monster which he
describes as being at least five feet
long. Captain Craig armed himseif
with a shot gun, but was unable to get
a shot at it. It is supposed to be the
same which was seen at the mouth of
the Schuylkill some days ago.
Ex-Senator Jarrard, the Middlesex
County Collector, who was convicted
of forgery recently was sentenced to
what would have been sixty.five years
in prison at hard labor but for a re
mark of Judge Scudder that the sen
tences should run concurrently. The
sentence amounts to ten years at hard
labor and to pay a fine of $1,000.
Pleading guilty to the remaining in
dictments he received ten years each
on three charges of forgery, and five
years each on three charges of embez
zlement, without any fine.
Joseph Boss, of Andover, Sussex
County, and two companions went eel
ing on Cranberry Reservoir on Satur
: day night last, taking some hard cider
| with them. About two o’clock on
, ounuav morning tne boat capsized,
! and all were thrown out. Boss stand
! ing in the bow of the boat was thrown
i father than his companions, who were
j sitting down, and saved themselves by
; grasping the boat. Boss’s body was
; recovered on Sunday within about ten
feet of the shore. He was about 3o
years old, and leaves a widow and two
! children.
The Paterson Guardian records the
heroic act of a Bergen county farmer
at Riverside, on Saturday evening.
While on his way home, near the end
of the horse railroad track, at 9 o’clock,
he saw a small house on fire; and
rushing in found the sole occupants
to be two colored children whose pa
rents were absent. The farmer res
cued the little ones by running through
flames. One of the children and the
man were severely burned. After
placing the children with neighbors
the man drove off, refusing to give
his name.
The Democratic State Convention
to elect delegates to the party’s Na
tional Convention will be held at Tren
ton on May 19th. Senator McPherson
is said to be the leading candidate for
Delegate-at-Large and as he is sup
posed to divide the responsibility for
the management of the Democratic
party with Governor Abbett, he will
probably be elected. Governor Abbett
will very likely be another. New Jer
j sey has had a Presidential candidate
of its own pretty regularly in the past
and it is a safe way to avoid unpleas
ant combinations.
A Manasquan, N. J., farmer opened
an account in the bank of that village
j last week. He startled the teller by
presenting, among other checks, one
for $172 dated in 1872, and drawn by a
commission house in New York to the
farmer’s order. He had received it
; for produce sent the merchant twelve
' years ago, and put it away in the
: stocking that held his gold and silver.
The check was duly honored, although
the merchant had often wondered
where the check had gone to. He had
| the use of the money all these years,
! the farmer losing in interest $123.84.
A dispatch to the New York Tribune
j on Monday last states that the forest
tires in the pines south of Matawan,
. N. J., are rapidly spreading. It is on
the same ground as the disasterous
fire of thirty years ago, when thou
sands of dollars’ worth of timber and
j other property were destroyed. It
then burned through to the ocean.
The damage already done will reach
up in the thousands. North of Mat
awan the fires have again started and
j the farmers have for the second time
j began to fight the flames. A careful
! estimate places the damage already
! done near Bordentown at $4/5,000 or
$50,000. Altogether about 4,500 acres
i of timber-land has been burned over.
At Marlboro the fires are smoldering,
but are being carefully watched. The
fires at Bordentown started, it is said,
from a farmer carelessly seeting fire to
a pile of brush. A number of the
losers by the fires are talking of hold
ing him responsible for the damage.
It will probably be taken to the
courts. The fires have already ruined
the huckleberry crop.
Levi I). Jarrard, ex-State Senator
from Middlesex County, was taken to
the State Prison on Monday there to
begin a ten years term of imprison
ment. A few years ago Jarrard held
a leading position in the Senate, and
was a trusted man in the councils of
his party. To-day he occupies a felon's
cel!! What a terrible spectacle, and a
warning! Poor Jarrard, who would
have dreamed that he -would come to
such an end!
Susan Gaskill. 80 years old, was
bound, gagged and feloniously as
saulted in Recklesstown, Burlington
county, at midnight on Sunday by
Lewis Higgins, a neighbor. She of
ered him all the money she had to de
part without molesting her, but he did
not heed her entreaties. He wras
four hours in the house. Mrs. Gaskill
was not released from her bonds until
late on Sunday, when neighbors dis
covered her. She was nearly dead
and is not expected to recover. Hig
gins was preparing for ilight when ar
rested. Justice Reed sent liiin to
Mount Holly jail, refusing to accept
bail.
The Star of the Cape, of Cape May
City, is authority for the following:
Miss Saliie Hildreth, of the Court House,
lost a fine gold breastpin in a very
mysterious manner. It could not be
found anywhere, though dilligent
search had been made. Mr. Page R.
Crawford, Jr., residing next door,
dreamed that the pin -was in a cer
tain place about the kitchen cupboard
rtf 4-U - TT i 1 J .. 11 •
lCBIUCUUO, nil a SO in
formed Miss Sallie. Together thev
tested the dream. In order to reach
the place designated it was necessary
to cut a hole through the cupboard.
They did so, and behold, there was a
mouse bed and the missing pin there
in.
Herman Scharff, aged 26 years, who
was employed in ex-Assemblyman
Hill’s Marion brewery, at Newark, met
with a horrible accident on Thursday
afternoon. He was engaged in varn
ishing a lager beer vat, and though re
peatedly warned not to use a lighted
candle, he did so. The varnish can,
an open one was attached to his body
as ne descended into the vat, and after
being at work with the candle for a
short time, a piece of burning wick
fell into the can. The varnish imme
diately ignited, and before Scharff had
an opportunity to unloosen the belt
which held the can, he wras on fire.
He was horribly burned before as
sistance reached him, and cannot re
cover.
At the farm house of Samuel C. Alien,
a few miles out of Salem, on Thursday
night, Lizzie Reason, a colored woman,
aged 25, retired about 9 o’clock taking
with her a coal oil lamp. No one but
Mrs. Allen was in the house at the
time. A colored man named Trusty,
in walking by the house an hour later,
heard a woman scream, and, going to
the side yard, found Lizzie Reason en
veloped in flames. Soon after Mrs
Allen came to her assistance, the un
fortunate girl fell to the ground dead,
being literally burned to a crisp. Upon
going to the girl’s room her bed was
found in flames. The deceased had
once been detected lying asleep in her
room with her lamp placed near heron
the bed and it is supposed she did the
same thing again. In her sleep she
probably overturned the lamp, which
set fire to her clothing.
For years past it has been the dan
gerous custom of boys in the spring to
start fires in the large tracts of waste
land that form a considerable portion,
of the northern part of Cecil County*
Maryland, merely for the fun of seeing
the tall grasses burn. For several
weeks past little rain has fallen in that
region, and everything is as dry as
tinder. Last Thursday some young
sters, near Charlestown, set fire to a
large tract of underbrush. A high
westerly wind was blowing, and the
flames were soon beyond control.
The fire has been the most destructive
that has ever occurred in that State.
A tract eight miles in length and three
in width has been traversed by the
flames, and a large number of barns,
and other buildings were burned..
The flames approached dangerously
near Elkton, the county seat, on Sat
urday, but a change of wind saved
the town.
Late reports from North-Eastern
Texas indicate considerable damage
by floods during the past few days.
Many small streams are higher than
ever before, and in some instances
every bridge has been swept away.
The rain-fall at Houston, a leading
city in that State, for twenty-four
hours was over five inches. In a large
portion of the flooded district the cot
ton growth has been retarded from
three to four weeks.

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