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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS Si 50 n , ^ -- j jr 5)i.5o per year, in advance, VOL. XXXVII._BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, MAY 15,1884. ~~ N(H887 Tuesday, May 13,1884. 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. PLAIN FRUIT PUDDING. Take one anti a half cups of Hour, one cup of bread crumbs, one cup of raisins, half a cup of currants, two nutmegs, one cup of suet, chopped fine, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, four eggs, a wineglass of brandy, a wineglass of syrup, and a little milk if necessary. Mix very thoroughly; tie it in a cloth as tight as possible and boil fast for five or six hours. Serve with wine sauce. PLYMOUTH PUDDING. Soak half a cup of tapioca three hours, in water enough to cover it. Boil one pint of milk and stir in the soakod tapioca. Add the yolks of three eggs, beaten, with two-thirds of a cup of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Take from the Hre and beat in, aspoonfu! at a time, the beaten whites of three eggs. Bake until it is a light brown. Eat with sugar and cream. WELSH HAREBIT. Select tiie richest and best American Factory cheese, the milder it is the better, as the melt ing brings out the strength. To make live rare bits take one pound of cheese, grate it and put in a tin or porcelain lined sauce pan, add ale enough to thin the cheese sufficiently, say about a wineglassful to each rarebit, stir until all is molted; have a slice of toast ready for each rarebit (crusts trimmed), put a slice on each plate and pour cheese enough over each piece to cover it. Eat while hot. HAM CROQUETTES. Chop the ham very fine, and season with pep par or mustard. With a little Hour in hand make up small balls and dip in beaten egg, roll in crumbs of bread or cracker, anil fry to a light brown in hot lard. SCALLOPED TOMATOES AND CORN. Open a can of corn; drain, and cook twenty minutes in boiling water, salted. Throw off tho water; cover the bottom of a bake dislt with fine crumbs; pufin a layer of corn, butter, pep per and salt; upon this a layer ol canned toma toes; butter and pepper, and sprinkle with a littlesugar. Go on in this order until the dish is full. Cover with bread crumbs; stick bits of butter over them, and bake, covered, halt' an hour. Brown and servo in the dish. Finest Cream Cheese, Small Hams for Boiling, Boneless Breakfast Bacon, Beef Tongue, and Air Dried Beef, at WARE & TRASK’S, 19 West Commerce St., Bridgeton. Administrator’s Sale OF Real Estate! By virtue of an order for sale, made by the Orphans’ Court, of the County of Cumberland, on the seventh day of January, A. I)., 1884, and to me directed, I will sell at public vendue On 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 the city of Millville, all the following described tracts of land situate in the city of Millville, aforesaid, and bounded as fol lows: No. 1. Begins at a stone on the southwest side . of Main street, 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 40^ degrees, west 60 feet; thence north 49 degrees and 15 minutes, east 100 feet to Main street aforesaid, thence bounding the edge of Main street north 403* degrees, east 60 feet to the placo of beginning, containing 14-100 of an acre of land, more or less. No. 2. Begins at the northwest corner of the above tract, No. 1, and runs thence south 49 de thence south 40% degrees, east 100 feet to a cor ner; thence north 49 degrees, east 16 feet to the southwest corner of lot No. 1; thence along lot No. 1 to the place of beginning, the same being an extension westward of lot No. i, in its whole breadth, 16 feet. Conditions made known at sale. THOMAS S. SIMMONS, Administrator of David Biggs. Dated, Marcli 22d, 1884. Prs. fee $8.10. apr 24 ts Executor’s Sale OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. . Will be sold at public sale. On Monday, May 19th, 1884, At the late residence of Lemuel T. Davis, de ceased, in Stow Creek Township, about 21-2 miles north of Shiloh, all the Stock and House hold Goods of said deceased, viz.: ONE HORSE, Twelve years old; ONE COW, new milker; three Pigs, two O'* 7* Lambs, Ducks, Turkeys, andJJEaBSL other Poultry, two Dogs.Corn and Wheat by the bushel, about one ton or Clover Hay, Seed Po tatoes, Carriage, Spring Wagon, Corn Sheller nearly new, two large Grain Bins, Cross Cut Saw. Axes, Hinges, Wood Saw, Grub Hoe, Half Bushel Measure, Forks, Lath, Barrels, lot of Black Oak, Hickory and Chestnut Logs. Fire Wood, Harness, lot Manure, lot good Wool, &c. HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Bedsteads, three Feather Beds, Bedding, Stand, Tables, Drawers, Chairs, Dishes, three Stoves— ©ne Cook and two Parlor, Clock Carpet, Oil Cloth, Pails, Buffalo Robe, Kegs, Knives, Forks, Spoons, Lard, Hams, Shoulders and Pork by the pound; Lard Cans. Oil Cans, Lamps, Pork Tub, one good Flutina, Books, and a large quantity of goods not mentioned. Sale will commence at 1 o’clock, p. in., when conditions will be made known by BELFORD E. DAVfS, Executor. may 15-lt WAR! BOOKS. SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES of the Ancient Eastern World. By George Rawlin son. “What is more TERRIBLE than War?— unless it be a war among publishers, then what could bo HAPPIER for rejoicing book-buyers? Such a war is in progress. Price reduced from $18.00 to $2.40. Specimen pages free. Not sold by dealers; prices too low. Books for examina tion before payment. John B. Alden, Pub * Usher, 18 Vesey St.. N. Y. may l-4t 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. lie pioneer. SI.50 PerYear. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 0€ bast Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. Frank C. Nugent, of Jersey City, a graduate of the High School' has been appointed to a West Point cadetship by Congressman McAdoo. Solomon Jones, a- farm hand, has been in the employ of Samuel Duell, near Woodstown, Salem County, for over thirty-seven years. Indications at present are that a large portion of the oyster-growing ground of Barnegatbay will be located under the riparian law, for the use of oyster-growers. 1 he striking Camden hod carriers have resumed work, the employers having acceded to their demands. They will get $3.50 a day, and two hours off on Saturdays. Three young men from Morristown, Morris county, went spearing one night recently, and caught three hun dred and fifty-eight suckers, weighing one hundred and fifty pounds. Henry Fish, a farmer, living neai Malaga, Gloucester county, has been fined $30 for cruelty to three cows which he kept confined without feed ing until they were nearly starved. It is contemplated to enlarge th« Englewood, Bergen county, Presbyte rian Church if the necessary $12,00( can be raised. The sum of $5,000 has been subscribed without solicitation Mrs. Mary E. Tideback, of Paterson Passaic Co., while suffering from ear ache recently, took half an ounce o; laudanum to relieve the pain. A few hours afterwards she was found deac in bed. Collen B. Meirs is a candidate foi the office of County Auditor in Mon mouth, and in a published letter tc the Board of Chosen Freeholder! offers to perform the duties of th< office for $500. W. H. Smith, at the Springdale quarry, near Martinville, Somersel county, raised a stone flag recently, which measured 27x24 feet. This "is probably the largest flagging ever quarried in New Jersey. Bishop Scarborough and Rev. J. H. Townsend, rector of St. John’s P. E. Church, Cainden, have each offered to subscribe $1,000 toward liquidating the debt of the church, provided the re maining $3,000 is raised. A. Jones Swan caught a very large trout in one of the brooks of the High lands, near the Shrewsbury river, one day recently. The trout measured twelve and a half inches in length, and six and three-quarter inches in circum ference. At the final meeting of the Board of Freeholders of Burlington county, a few days since at Mt. Holly, the report of a committee recommending the erection of a new County Clerk’s office, at a cost of from $8,000 to $10,000. was adopted. The section hands on the Central Railroad of New Jersey have been noti fied by the Philadelphia and Reading authorities that hereafter no workmen will be allowed to smoke during work ing hours, under pain of dismissal from the company’s employ. Two ingenious boys in Salem have found a way to utilize scrap tin, large quantities of which are made at the canning houses there. Their plan is to make baskets with it, using the same as and instead of wood. It makes a very good basket, though rather heavy. James H. Morford, of Red Bank, Monmouth county, is the possessor of an old account book, the entries bear ing date of December, 17G9, and up to 1774. The writing, paper, etc., are in a good state of preservation, time seemingly having no effect on the ink used 115 years ago. Robert Hill, while at work in a saw mill at Paulina, Warren county, one day last week, was struck in the stom ach by the end of a crowbar which had caught under a log, and was thrown violently up. He died of his injuries. He was about 35 years old, and leaves a wife and two small child ren. It is said that ex-Senator Emson, of Ocean County, has a strong inclination to ask for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the Second District. In case there should be a probability of Mr. Emson’s nomination, the New Jersey Courier thinks Ocean County’s claim to the Republican nomination would meet with recognition. Hon. Thomas Dudley has presented the Dudley Methodist Episcopal church with a check for $400. The society is doing well under the pastorate of Rev. R. S. Harris. On Wednesday of last week, while some children were playing in some young timber near Riverside, Burling ton county, they found a lot of gold jewelry wrapped up in a piece of mus lin. There were several pairs of ear rings and other articles. They had probably been there a long time. Between Nov. 1st, 1883, and the same date in 1883, there were 13,68!) commitments to the jails and peniten tiaries of New Jersey, of which 10,842 were males, 3,321 females, 52G were under sixteen years of age, and 85 were committed as witnesses not able to give bail for their appearance at court. The price of illuminating gas at Red Bank is $4 per thousand cubic feet; at Long Branch it is $3; at Radway, $2.25: at Asbury Park the company now building new works have guaranteed to furnish it at $2.25; at Trenton it is $2.50. Philadelphians are to pay only $1.70 after June 1st. James H. Baird, of Marlborough, Monmouth county, has a cow that will be five years old June 6, 1884, that has given birth to eleven calves, all born ailve excepting one. She had triplets at the first three births, twins at the last one. The cow is a grade Durham, above the average as a milk and but ter cow. Probably the largest and most sue cessful blast ever known in the country was set off nt. TCpmlilo’a T.nml,o»tnr, Burlington county, quarries, on April 17th. Twenty-six kegs of powder were used, the blast throwing out a ledge ol stone 250 feet long, 33 feet deep and 5( feet high, weighing, it is estimated, fully 30,000 tons. The dedication of the new Mount Holly Methodist Episcopal church will take place on the 25th inst., if nothing interferes. Bishop Wiley is expected i in the morning, Chaplain McCabe ir i the afternoon and Dr. Buckley in the evening. The grand new pipe orgar will cost $1,500, and the entire property is valued at $45,000. The annual regatta of the Toms River Yacht Club will be held on Thursday, June 5th, over last year’s course. Seven prizes will be offered, consisting of the challenge cup and money prizes of $30, $25, $20, $15, $10, and $5. Besides this an additional prize, valued at $15, will be given to the winner of the regatta. The Board of Directors of the Princeton National Bank after care fully considering the question, have unanimously reached the conclusion that it would be for the best interests of the association to go into liquida tion as a National Bank, and imme diately reorganize as a State bank under the laws of New Jersey. They have accordingly by resolution di rected a meeting of the stockholders to be called, to consider and take ac tion upon this question, on Saturday morning next at ten o'clock. About two weeks ago the coverings of the Monmouth Battle Monument were removed, and work was resumed under the direction of William Barry, of New Haven. About forty-five tons of granite blocks, weighing from one quarter of a ton to a ton each, have been laid to support the shaft, and the entire foundation is now complete, The work of cutting and shaping the granite for the superstructure lias been done in the quarries at Quincy and Concord during the Winter. The stone is now being shippeel to Free hold, where its arrival is expected in a day or two, when the erection of the monument will be pushed as rapidly as possible. Kate Emmer, twenty-two years o( age, of Riverside, New Jersey, died a( her home on Saturday, as claimed by her physician, from the effect of a shock resulting from inhaling nitrous oxide gas while having her teeth ex tracted. Miss Emmer was apparently a healthy girl and weighed 1G0 pounds when she went to Philadelphia two weeks ago to have her teeth extracted, preparatory to having an artificial set made. She remained in the city two days after the operation was performed. When she returned home, it was at once seen that a great change in her condition had taken place. She grad ually grew' worse, and at last became insane. A week ago she attempted tc commit suicide by jumping into the river, but was rescued by' a fisherman. She took no food for several days pre vious to her death, and had wasted away almost to a skeleton. She is said to have visited the dentist twice, and taken gas three times while having sixteen teeth taken out. COUNTY NEWS. Vineland. Millard Hartson, son of Henry Hart son. Esq., of this place, who left Vine land some two years ago to seek a home in the West, has recently been elected City Attorney of Spokane Falls, Washington Territory. He received 300 votes out of a poll of 341. Lyon Post, Grand Army of the Re public, is making preparation for a proper celebration of Decoration Day. A committee has been appointed to solicit contributions in aid of the movement. Thos. B. Steele, Esq., leaves for Florida in the course of a few days to look after some business matters. A man by the name of Collins was before Justice Brown recently, on complaint of stealing a wheelbarrow, two shovels, an axe and hatchet from the sand pit on the Maurice River. He was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $17. Henry Fish, who resided until re cently on the Malaga road, was ar rested a few days ago on a charge of cruelty to animals. The case was tried by a jury. Several witnesses were ex amined whose testimony was to the effect that Fish had kept two cows and a heifer in his barn without feeding them properly. When discovered the animals were almost starved to death. Justice Brown sentenced Fish to pay a fine of $20 and costs. Mr. Pasco, of South Vineland, has three hundred pigeons, and is raising a large number of squabs for market. Millville. The public schools closed and the cotton null shut down the day O’Brien's Circus was in town, in order that the boys and girls, and the cotton “lassies” might have a chance to see the show. Christ Church, Protestant Episcopal, is to be enlarged by building an annex to the west end, gothic style. Messrs. J. H. Sixsmith, Dr. M. West, Richard Slack, and Geo. Yeiter, have been se lected as the building committee. An effort is being made to introduce the naptha light in Millville. A Penn sylvania Company has submitted a proposition to City Council, but It has not yet been accepted. Resolute Hose Company celebrated its third anniversary in the City Hall, Wednesday evening. A fine collation was served up. At the Tice Post Festival the Grand Army boys netted $50 above all ex penses. The money will be used for the purpose of paying the expenses of decorating soldiers graves on Decora tion Day. Greenwich. The Roll of Honor of the Public School shows the following names for the coming two weeks: Etta Stewart, Harriet Wright, Irene Fithian, Kate Wright, Clara Ridgway, Mary Ewing, Martha Ewing, Nellie Gandy, George Fithian, Fred Owen, Willie Craig. On Friday afternoon the nieces and nephews of Dr. Enoch Fithian gave a dinner at his house in honor of his birthday, and in the evening the younger people gathered in and spent a pleasant hour in social song and con versation, This delightful custom was established a number of years ago, and will be kept up as long as the doctor lives. Dr. Fithian was born on iuay yiu, ure, anu is mereiore 'JU years old. He has always lived in Green wich and nearly the whole time at his present residence. In spite of his great age he continues to show much of the nervous activity for which he wras always noted, and is able to take much exercise by walking out of doors, and is seldom missed from his place in the church both morning and evening on the Sabbath. When a young man he read medicine with his old friend Dr. Ewing, long since gone to his rest, and became his partner in the practice of his profession as long as Dr. Ewing continued in the practice. Afterward he extended his practice in every di rection until he had complete sway over a great scope of country, where now more than a half dozen men prac tice. He was an active and influential member of the County Medical Society for many years and even yet may occa sionally meet with them. The doctor was never married and for a number of years his house has been presided over by his amiable and accomplished niece, Miss Mary C. Fithian, who lends grace to the generous hospitality, which he dispenses to his guests. The family of which the doctor is the nom inal head is a large and influential one, which has spread its branches in all directions throughout the county and State, some of whom are among the most active business men of the Coun ty town, Bridgeton. And now we, one and all, friends and relatives, wish with hearty accord many happy returns of his birthday. Morris Bacon's ill luck with horses lias not yet deserted him. He lost a fine large animal one day last week. Since he moved into his present resi dence he has lost more than a baker's dozen of horses and colts. Mr. T. S. DuBois has a yearling colt sick with throat distemper. Mr. M. E. Dare’s colt is very sick. Dr. Cooper, V. S., of Salem, is attending it. Mr. Ed. M. Mulford’s horse is lame in his hind quarters, and it is thought he is af fected with the horse disease prevalent in some of the large stables in Phila delphia, which is about the extent of the horse news. Mr. Chauncey Depew with his usual remarkable readiness for making a speech, delivered an address at the opening of the new Produce Exchange, of New York, that is worthy of the at tention of all intelligent thinking farmers as well as merchants, yea, of every one who cares even a little for the prosperity of agriculture in partic ular and the country in general. His recommendation that a bureau of in formation regarding the daily condi tion of the crops be established by the Government in order that it may not be possible for speculators to deceive the public is an excellent one, and is not the less deserving of attention that it has been suggested before by other thinking men. Port Norris. Port Norris should have a Town Hall and a fire engine. Brother H., a “pale face,” recently taken by the Redskins of our village, will make a noted brave in the councils nf tho Citizens over the river opposite Port Morris are doing their best to secure favorable action on the bridge ques tion. Arrangements are to be made for a rousing Fourth of July celebration. The matter is in the hands of the proper individuals to insure success. Music of the first order, fireworks, and the best speakers are some of the features. The Port JJorris Brass Band, led by Professor Cobb, rendered some select music at the Baptist festival Saturday evening. We are pleased to note the rapid progress they are making under their gentlemanly and efficient in structor. We lost two excellent teachers in our public schools by the resignation of Miss Anna Nicholson, who has taken a school at Elmer, and Miss Mary Barker, who has accepted a position as teacher at Vineland. Fairton. On Monday evening the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church elected Jus tus H. Livingston Sexton of the old stone church cemetery. This is a worthy tribute to a very faithful and obliging officer. James A. Whitaker is having a new barn built on the property where his son Charles lives. On last Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Jer emiah Weldon had been married fifty years. Through the efforts of W. R. Hallowed, the people of Fairton made up a purse of |17.00 and gave it to the aged couple. Mr. H. made the pre sentation speech and Mr. Weldon wa6 much pleased to think that the peo ple of our village remembered him so _11 Tl •_il. /< i > • . .. . "mo m.'t nine iii tucir lives that anything like the kind had befallen them. Mr. W. is one of our most honored citizens. He has been the father of eleven children, seven of whom are now living, besides twenty six grandchildren, and two great grand-children now living. We ex tend our hearty congratulations to the worthy couple, and with the rest of the people of our village, hope that they may see many more years of wedded happiness. David Mulford is now making sev eral alterations and changes in his house, If with all the building and repairing now going on, we could have several nice houses erected how itr would improve the looks of our vil lage. Allison Cainm, a traveling salesman for Boyd of Philadelphia, came home sick last week, but we learn that he is convalescent, now, und hope to see him around soon. Frederick Harris has sprained his ankle from which he has been laid up for about two weeks. The oystermen report the planting not as good as last year. Brantly Ware, who lives upon one of John Bailing's farms in Back Neck, has met with severe loss since the be ginning of the year, in the death of two cows, four calves, and all of his sweet potatoes. This makes it very hard for him. Rev. Epher Whiticar of Southold, L. I., but a native of Fairton, preached in the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening. He is visiting his mother, who is the oldest person in Fairfield township.