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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, 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 29,1881 NCU889 Return of Commissioners. TXTE, the subscribers. Commissioners ap ▼ T pointed on the application of Samuel V. Benson, Aley Garrison and others, more than fifteen of the freeholders and residents of the First ward, and by the City Council of the said City of Bridgeton, at their stated meeting, held on the Fourteenth day of August, A. D. 1883, to lay out and open, widen and straighten the old Carlsburg road and extend the same to intersect the Centerville road, as by order and appoint ment of the said City Council on the minutes of the said Council more fully appears: Do hereby certify and return that having met agreeably to the order of the said City Council, on the Fifteenth day of September, at tin* hour of eight o’clock, A. M., at the beginning of said street or road, in said ward, and due proof be ing made to us that advertisements of our said meeting have been signed and set up according to law, and having viewed the premises and j heard what was to be said for and against the said streets, do think and adjudge the said road ! or street as applied, and as mentioned in tin; i said order of the Council to be necessary, and have laid oat, and do accordingly lay out the j said road or street as appears to us most for the i public convenience, and having regard for the best ground for said street, and the shortest distance, in such manner as to do the least in jury to private property, as follows, to wit: Be ginning at a stake set In the east line of the Deerfield and Bridgeton Turnpike, standing two chains and sixty-eight links southwardly from a lamp post; thence crossing lands of Joseph A. Woodruff, Hosea Moore, Martin Bowen, Louis Spitznoger, Elias Carll and Frederick Macker bock, by the true meridian bearings north twenty-seven degrees and fifty-five minutes, east fifteen chains and eighty-three links to a stake; thence crossing lands of Hosea Moore and Walter F. Ware north nineteen degrees and forty minutes, east two chains and forty-eight links to a stone; thence crossing lands of Walter F. Ware, Hosea Moore and Samuel V. Benson, Margaret Boody and Sarah J. Clark north fif teen degrees, cast sixteen chains and two links to a stone corner of said Benson’s and Moore’s land; thence crossing lands of Briant Felton and New Jersey Southern Railroad north twenty three degrees and fifty-five minutes, east six chains and twenty-one links to a stake; thence crossing lands of the said Felton and Aley Gar rison north thirty-eight degrees and forty-five minutes, east four chains and eighty-one links to a stake; thence crossing lands of the said Garrison and Samuel V. Benson north forty nine degrees and forty minutes, east seven chains and sixty-nine links to a stake; thence crossing lands of the said Benson, Elmer Bacon and Henry Appiegit north sixty-three and one six links to a stake, ami there to end, said street to be fifty feet in width, and the above de scribed lines to be the centre llnesof said street. Second. Beginning at a stake, said stake be ing the ending of the above described street, and runs from thence by the true meridian bearings, crossing lands of the said Henry Ap plegit, New Jersey Southern llailroad and John Hood south ttfty-six degrees and ten minutes, east fourteen chains and ten links to a stake on the westside of the road leading from Bridge ton to Centreton and there to end; said street to be fifty feet in width and the above described line to be the north line of said road or street, which said street so by us laid out, wo have caused to be marked at proper distances in the line of the same, and we have caused to be made a Map or Draft of the said street so laid out, and the course and distance, most remark able places and improvements through which said street passes, which Map or Draft is here unto annexed, and we do hereby fix the First day of July next,, as the time when the Over seers of the Highways of the said First ward, shall open the same for public use, fifty feet wide. And we do further return that we have made assessment of the damages the owners of lands, other than the applicants for said street, will sustain for the laying out of said street, and do hereby assess in favor of Albert Markley the sum of one dollar for the damages he will sus tain by the laying out of said street and to be paid by the city of Bridgeton, and do assess in favor of Joseph A. Woodruff twenty-five dol lars; and do assess in favor of Martin Bowen the sum of one dollar; and do assess in favor of Louis Spitznoger the sum of one dollar; and do assess in favor of Frederick Mackerboek the sum of twenty dollars; and in favor of Walter F. Ware the sum of fifty cents; and do assess in favor of Margaret Boody the sum of fifty cents; and do assess in favor of Snrah J. Clark the sum of fifty cents; and do assess in favor of Henry Applegit the sum of seventy-five dollars; and do assess in favor of John Hood and Cornelia Hood the sum of twenty-five dollars, and the New Jersey Southern llailroad Company the sum of fifty cents for the damages they will re spectively sustain by the laying out of said streets, and said damages to be paid by the city of Bridgeton. We also vacatetneold Carlslmrg road, beginning at the Deerfield Pike and end ing at a stake driven in front of Henry Apple git's house, BENJAMIN KEEN, 1 WM. K. THOMPSON, y Commissioners. JONA. ELMER, j ___ ma 22-2t In Chancery of New Jersey. TO CATHERINE SCOTT, PATRICK SCOTT AND MARY TULLY. By virtueof anorderof theCourtof Chancery of New Jersey made on the day of the date here of in a cause wherein William H. Garrett is com plainant and you and others are defendants, you are required to appear, plead, answer or demur to the bill of said complainant on or be fore the seventeenth day of July next, or the said bill will pe taken as confessed Hgainst you. The said bill is filed by the said complainant to have a certain deed for property situate in Cumberland County, New Jersey, from one Charles K. Landis to Ellen Garrett, dated on or about June 9th A. D., 187(1, declared a trust deed, &c„ and you Catherine Scott are made the defendent because you are the sister of the said Ellen Garrett now deceased, and you Pat rick Scott are made defendant because vou are im. iiiiHoiiiiu 01 sum uunanae, ana you Mary Tull.v are made defendant, because you are the daughter of Daniel Moran, now deceased who was the brother of the said Ellen Garrett, and further you are all made defendants because you have or claim to have some interest in the said property, as heirs at law of the said Ellen Garrett. Dated May 10th, 1884. J. HERBERT POTTS, Solicitor Complainant, 47 Montgomery Street, may 22-tit Jersey City, N. J. PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court or the County of Cumberland, made on the eighth day of January, 1884, tin* subscribers, commissioners appointed by said court, will sell at Public Sale on Saturday, June 14th, 1884, At the hotel of Jackson Briant, in the city of Bridgeton, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the DWELLING HOUSE and lot. No. 155, situate on the East side of Bank street in said city of Bridgeton, County of Cumberland, adjoining land of Henry Bowen on the north, and land of Somers C. wicks on the south, having a front on said Bank street of about 40 toot, and being about IX) feet deep. The house contuius six rooms, and is In excellent repair. For conditions apply to cither of the under signed. JOHN WESTCOTT, SAMUEL F. MOOltE, DANIEL B.MAVHEW, Dated January 10,1884. Commissioners, may 15 ts—Prs. fee $£.48 __ ROSES! 6 for $1.00; 14 for $2.00, Post paid. Greenhouse and Bedding Plants. Hardy Shrubbery, Seeds, ete„ by mail. Cata logue free. J. T. PHILLIPS, fob 7-tf West Grove, Chester Co., Pa. OUR STOCK OF CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, FURNISHINGS, UMBRELLAS, VALISES, CABAS, TRUNKS, &c., &c., FOR THE SPRING SEASON, READY AND WE CORDIALLY INVITE EVERYONE TOINSPECT OUR LARGE VARIETY WHICH WAS NEVER BRIGHTER, BETTER NOR MORE mvTTTiNra 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. pioneer. SI.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday mornimr. at No. 60 East Commerce Street.(up stairs.) HcCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. A national bank will probably be established at Glassboro. General McClellan and family will spend the Summer at Long Branch. J. L. Anderson & Sons are building a large carpet tack manufactory at Mount Holly. The graduating class of the Theo logical Seminary at New Brunswick numbers 17. It is proposed to fix the salary of the United States Marshal in this State at $3,000 instead of fees. Frederick Smith, aged 00 years, liv ing near Glassboro, committed suicide recently by taking laudanum. Weak fish of unusually large size have been caught in Bamegat bay, at Waretown, during she past week. The friends of State Senator John v^aipcmci, kji xiuuwjruon, are discuss ing his name for the Congressional nomination this Fall. The Delaware Bay shore on Thurs day night was covered with king crabs in greater numbers than for years. They crawled up to deposit their eggs. Up to the last week 1154 lumber rafts had passed down the Delaware River this Spring, an increase of 230 over those run to May 1, last year. The machinery for sinking the iron columns and a portion of iron for the superstructure of the big ocean pier at Cape May arrived there a few days since. The Rahway Soldiers’ Monument Committee want to raise $3,000 to erect a monument to the soldiers from that town who were killed in the Re bellion. The Denver and Rio Grande Rail way Company, a western corporation, have purchased the rolling stock of the Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railway Company. Necessity Upright, who had been an inmate of the poorhouse at Bridge water township, Somerset County, for the past twenty-five years, died on Saturday, aged 71. John Skinner, aged 55, of Milford, Hunterdon, committed suicide on Wednesday morning by hanging him self in his barn. He had been de mented for the past six months. Atlantic County is out of debt and has a cash balance of $3,287, and $2,382 due on delinquent taxes. An appro priation of $29,410 has been made for the County’s expenses during the year. The Dynamite Company having purchased for $75,000 the right to man ufacture the Hardy powder, a San Francisco invention, will erect exten sive works at Succasunna, Morris county. The receipts of John W. and Thomas Black, of Springfield, Burlington Co., from the sale of poultry and eggs dur ing the year, were $1,277.41. Last week they sold 184 capons that weigh ed 1,917 pounds, for $575.10. Mrs. Daniel Bodine, of Pemberton, Burlington Co., was attacked by a large bull dog at her home on Thurs day, and the flesh was torn from her arm from the .shoulder to the wrist. injuries lire oi a serious nature. The barn on the farm of Stephen Voorhees, between Rocky Hill and Harlington, was burned on Thursday, with all its contents, including a valu able horse. A colored boy has been missing since the fire, and it is thought he fired the building. Charles Frazier, of Smithville, Bur lington County, won the 25-mile race anti the championship league trophy j in the bicycle races of the American wheelmen, at AVashington, D. C., last week. His time was 1 hour 421 sec onds. AVhile the inspection of the Seventh Regiment was in progress at Mount Holly, on AVednesday, the young wife of Frank Powell, with a babe in her arms, jumped from the bridge into the creek, which, at that point, is deep. She was rescued by a number of per sons. She had suddenly become de ranged. As Charles AVright was swinging in a boatswain’s chair over the face of the Palisades, above Guttenberg, Ber gen Co., engaged in painting an ad vertisement on the rocks one day last week, the rope broke and he fell fifty feet. He was picked up unconscious, I and was taken to his home in New j York, where he died Friday morning. r A verdict for $3,000 was rendered on Friday, in the Camden County Court, in the case of David B. Even vs. Hew ling Lippincott, who was injured by the careless starting of the machinery in the Pennshawken saw mill. The suit was brought for $10,000. Stephen Meehan, Jr., a young min er, aged 10 years, was buried alive in the DeHart mine, at Crane Hill, Mor ris county, on the 12th inst. He was found buried head downward in a fall of loose earth, and had help been at hand his life could have been saved. A dog belonging to Charles Collins, of Fellowship, Burlington County, was struck by lightning and killed last week. It was chained to a tree and the lightning struck the tree and run out the chain until it reached the dog, and then disappeared. The National Republican Conven tion of next month will be the seventh one to which John 1. Blair, of the Fourth hbshir*t nf T rn*c o \r line been a delegate. He aided in nomi nating Generals Harrison and Taylor. Lincoln, Grant and Hayes, and will vote for Blaine this year. The residence of John Perry, with contents, at Atco, Camden County, was destroyed by fire on Friday after noon last. The fire originated from a defective flue. The loss is estimated at about $2,000. The woods adjoining the house caught on fire and burned over considerable ground. James H. Donaldson, aged twenty four, John Cusick and John Van Riper, of Paterson, went to Little Falls to fish. They landed on an island in the river, intending to camp out for the night. Donaldson gathered wood to make a fire. His companions went to get more, and when they returned Donaldson could not be found. It is supposed that he fell into the river and was drowned. Probably the New Jersey State Prison has more high-toned people among its inmates than any peniten tiary in the Union. To the gentlemen already there, were recently added John D. Harrington, who will remain ■ two y jars for conspiracy to defraud the American Legion of Honor out of $5,000, and William J. Sipple, the tele graph operator, who was convicted two years ago of attempting to de fraud the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company out of $60,000. William Morris and Stephen Foster live in the village of Brancliville, Sus sex county. Morris is 98 years old. He lived for ninety-six years without an ailment. Two years ago, while he was breaking a pair of spirited colts, they ran away, and he was thrown out of his wagon. His hip was broken. The injury, he says, has shortened his life at least twenty years. As long as he can remember he has used tobacco andplentyof whisky. Morris’neighbor, Stephen Foster, is 88 years old. For sixty years he has worked at his trade of carpentering, and never lost a day through sickness, and only five through other causes. He makes his garden by working in it from five in the morning until he goes to his daily labor. Fifty years ago, he was an inveterate user of tobacco in every form, and drank liquor rather freely. One day he made up his mind that both practices were foolish, and he has never chewed, smoked nor drank since. He thinks that his friend Morris will break down his constitution if he don't stop the use of tobacco and liquor. COUNTY ITEMS. Millville. Isaac Ranaghnn, a glassblower em ployed at the South Millville Glass Works, accidentally ran against a red hot glass tube which a tending boy was carrying to the waste box. The hot tube penetrated Ranaghan’s leg to the depth of six inches, inflicting a very painful wound. The shock was so great that he died on Sunday. Amaziah Burchard, with his wife and three children, were riding near Menantico, on the 17th instant, when the swingle-tree broke and the horse ran away. All the occupants were thrown from the carriage, and Mrs. Burchard was so badly injured that she died on Sunday morning. The chil dren escaped with slight bruises, and Mr. Burchard had an arm broken. The Fire Company has purchased a new bell for the fire department. Its weight is sixteen hundred pounds. Henry Dare got his hand caught in the gearing at the cotton factory a few days since. His two middle lingers were badly crushed. Mr. Kurtz is to build a block of handsome stores on Main street. The contract for these buildings has been given to Francis Reeves & Son. Whitall, Tatum & Co., green glass manufacturers, are so busy that they have been compelled to send several orders to the West Side Class Works at Bridgeton to be filled. The glassblowers at the “Hen's Nest,'’ Classtown, are almost solid for the nomination of Hon. Jas. G. Blaine. Captain James Fithian is the only one in the factory favorable to President Arthur’s renominalion. Norton P. Lore, Sr., of Commercial township, met with quite a serious ac cident on Saturday last while driving along the road between Millville and Mauricetown. By some means his horse became frightened, and he and the other occupants of the carriage were thrown to the ground and badly bruised. Vineland. There is a report that Mr. Seigman, former editor of the Cape May Star, will soon begin the publication of an other weekly newspaper here. The Weekl;/ Independent and the Journal have both been designated to publish the public laws for the year 1 A new parsonage for the pastor of the M. E. church is to be erected on Montrose street. The Directors of the Oak Hill Cem etery Association have elected the fol lowing officers: President, A. S. Brown: Vice President, Win. Damson; Secretary, W. F. Wilson; Treasurer, John Glantz; Trustees, H. Durgin, D. A. Russell, Win. Damson. The Oak Hill Cemetery is beautifully situ ated, and is likely to be the cemetery of the Vineland tract. Thirty-seven persons were interred in it during the past year. Geo. Brandriff and Clarence Bran driff, living about one mile below South Vineland, were arrested Saturday, and taken before Justice Brown. These parties were father and son, and they were arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. Clarence was also charged with assault and battery on one Frank Harris. He was bound over to appear at the October term of the Cumber land Courts to answer for the assault on Harris. The jury acquitted both father and son of the charge of dis orderly conduct. Company K., Captain Geo. Cheever, ' went to Cape May Monday to take part in the annual inspection of the regiment to which it belongs. The Company presented a very handsome ! appearance. Strawberries are plentiful, and now i selling at fifteen and sixteen cents per box. Mr. A. Henry Allen, residing on Landis avenue, was found dead in bed one morning last week. Mr. Allen was seventy-four years old, and had long been a sufferer from rheumatism. Cedarville, The new M. E. Church at Centre Grove, the corner stone of which was recently laid, will be built by Powell & McChesney. John E. Diament will run the can ning factory the coming season. He is now busily engaged in making cans. Charles O. P. Riley, formerly of Woods town, will be the foreman. A great many acres of valuable tim ber land were burnt over on Saturday and Sunday. It is supposed the fires were incendiary in their origin. Sus picion strongly points toward certain individuals, and it is to be devoutly hoped evidence enough will be secured to bring them before the Courts. The Grand Army Post and Ladies Loral L^aoMip pntprtn llhil nnnuMinv' Saturday night at their headquarters in the,Hall. We did not learn where the visitors were from, but we heard incidentally that their capacity for ice cream was good. The “Bottle Brigade" were out in force Saturday night. Bridgeton con tributes the rum and Cedarville re ceives the benefit. Several houses in Cedarville are re ceiving fresh coats of paint, and there are indications of considerable being done in that line throughout the sum mer. Properties in our village are well kept up. Strawberries commenced going to market Monday. Pour street lamps have recently made their appearance. A good en terprise and worthy of imitation. We have noticed one house in course of construction, heard a number of people talk of building and hope it will prove true. There was a stranger in town a few days ago who wanted some one to en gage in the manufacture of sugar. We know of no one better calculated for the business than our worthy Justice of the Peace, ’Squire Bateman. We think such an enterprise would be suc cessful. Fairton. 1 lie most disastrous fire in the w'oods which has occurred in Fairfield town ship for some time, took place on Saturday and Sunday. It started about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and was extinguished at 10 o’clock Sunday morning, after burning over between 800 and 1000 acres of land, the principal part of which was well cov ered with timber. Eli Elmer had about 50 cords of wood burnt. The main losers are the Elmers, who are all very large woodland owners. It is not known how the fire started, but suspicion points very strongly to a *v • ■»-» i3uniucui [Jium CilU be found they will be arrested. The first shipment of strawberries was made from here on Monday, and considering it being the first, it was a large shipment. Edwin W. Starn alone shipping some 400 quarts. The strawberries need rain very much. Talk about your incubators, eggs and chickens, Fairtou beats them all. Justus H. Livingston got ten eggs of E. O. Davis on Friday night, and on Saturday, there was hatched from these eggs eight chickens. About the oldest landmark in the shape of a tree, has been cut down. It was known as the “Beach Tree,” and was hallowed by the memories of scenes and days gone by. It was an exceedingly large tree, and one which the people of Fairton loved. It con tained the names of a great many peo ple, a number of whom are dead; a few dying on the battle field. We are sorry Mr. Elmer saw fit to have it re moved. The only way the people had of sav ing Fred. Seibert's house during the fire on Saturday night, was by setting fire to the woods around it, or firing against fire. Greenwich. Mr. Daniel M. Sheppard is building an addition to the barn on his farm in the Neck, known as the Hannah Tay lor place, now occupied by Mr. David Watson. Since they have taken to growing clover and timothy the old barns have not answered their pur poses. Last season Mr. Watson grew one of the largest crops, per acre, of hay, that was ever grown in Bacon’s Neck. This farm has also quite a famous peach orchard on it. It is quite true, as claimed by Mr. Beecher, that Republican Conventions have endorsed Mr. Arthur's adminis tration, and for three reasons at least, viz: Republicans like to endorse their own, if possible; in this case they do it because President Arthur has given us a better administration than we expected he would; and again it was done because it was generally felt the country had no further use for him ins the White House, and wanted to dis miss him with a compliment. Now Mr. Beecher makes what he knows to be a very unfair use of these endorse ments as an argument in favor of his renomination. If it were not for the office holders and the personal friends of Mr. Arthur who expect to gain by his continuance in office, his delega tion at Chicago, next month, would not amount to as much as a Corporal’s guard. Mr. James H. Bacon lost his large gray mule one day last week. This , was a very valuable animal, an unus liallv smart walker, and everv wav good except that he was ruptured, and at last strangulation occurred and caused his death. A good rain is what we are looking for now, the general farmer and the trucker alike. Strawberries will be greatly helped by it and sweet pota to sprouts will be insured for life. Sturgeon were caught in large num bers on Saturday, and Mr. Masked Ewing’s bop.ts were very successful. These fish are said to be very plentiful in the river about the neighborhood of Pennsgrove. The painters are at work on the new part of Mrs. Ann Harmer’s house and the occupants of the house will soom be able to set things to rights once more. The annex makes a good ap pearance and adds much to the value of the property. Mrs. Priscilla Williams who has been sick fora month or two, is very low and her death may be expected at any time. She is past eighty years of age and has been a very active woman ad her life. The names on the Rod of Honor of the Public School for the coming two weeks are.—Irene Fithian, Alice Ba con, Ella Stewart, Hal. Wright, George Carlaw, Nora Sutton, Sadie Sheppard, Mary Ewing, Martha Ewing, Kate Wright, Fred Owen, Alfred Flanigan.