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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Small Hams for Boiling,
Boneless Breakfast Bacon,
and Air Dried Beef,
WARE & TRASK’S,
19 West Commerce St., Bridgeton.
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
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
. 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.:
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.
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.
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
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.
P. H. Goldsmith & Co.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. 0€
bast Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Citizens over the river opposite Port
Morris are doing their best to secure
favorable action on the bridge ques
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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