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Bridgeton Pioneer.
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERMS, $1.50 per year, in advance,
Machine Oil
In use, wears well,
Will not Gum or Stick.
Manufactured by
Geo. H. Whipple,
Dealer in
Drugs, Paints,
OILS, &c.
Opposite Court House, Bridgeton.
C. F. & H. REEVES,
' Granite and Agate Iron Ware,
Household Articles of Every
No. 97 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.
June 5-tf
In Chancery of New Jersey.
By virtue of an order of the Court of Chancery
of New Jersey made on the day of the date here
of in a cause wherein William II. 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 against 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., 1876, declared a trust
deed, &c„ and you Catherine Scott are made
the det'endent because you are the sister of the
sum emeu umill i now ueceaaea, ana you Pat
rick Scott are made defendant because you are
the husband of said Catherine, and you Mary
Tully 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
Dated May 16th, 1884.
Solicitor Complainant,
4" Montgomery Street
, may 23-61 Jersey City, N. J.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans’ Court
of the County of Cumberland, made on the
eighth day of January, 1884, the 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
and lot. No. 156, situate on the
1 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 feet, and boing about 90 feet deep. The
house contains six rooms, and is in excellent
For conditions apply to either of the under
Dated January 10,1884. Commissioners.
may 15 ts—Prs. fee $6.48
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. &c., &c. PACK
AGE NO. 1.—Is a handsome bundle of exquisito
silks, satins and brocaded velvets, (all different.)
Just the thing for the most superb pattern of
fancy work. Sent postpaid for 56 cents in postal
note or 1-cent stamps. PACKAG E NO. 2.—Con
taining three times as much as package No. 1.
. Sent postpaid for $1.00. These are all of the
very finest quality and cannot be equalled at
any other silk works in the U. S. at three times
our prices. They will please any lady. One or
der always brings a dozen more. LADIFiS’
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 Rochestek Silk Co.,
Rochester, N. Y. ap 24-8t
lit UlNtVb,
&C., &C.,
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.
JjMje pioneer.
81.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60
East Commerce Street,(up stairs.)
McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
Senator Gardner, of Atlantic Co.,
has just added 1,000 more terrapin to
his stock at his terrapin farm.
Peter Snyder, of Ridgewood, Ber
gen county, who fell from a tree while
after a crow’s nest, has died of his in
By an order of the Post Office De
partment dated May 21st, a Post Office
has been established at Barnsboro
Station to be known as Sewell.
The District Telegraph and Mes
senger service are about to be intro
duced into Orange, Essex Co., &G0,000
in stock having been subscribed.
Benjamin Davis, of Somers Point,
Atlantic Co., has a hen that recently
laid an egg that measured eleven and
ill Vill UUmiCltSUUtS lilt*
long way.
A pear tree belonging to Samuel
Sheble, of Pennsgrove, Salem Co., is
seventy years old, and for the past
sixty years has each year been loaded
with fruit.
George R. Pedrick, of Pedricktown,
Salem Co., has orders for 1,000 bushels
of seed corn. He has now three va
rieties. ThePedrick's Favorite weighs
sixty jjoundstotlie bushel.
At low tide plovers, robin-snipe, cal
cio-backs, black breasts and marlin
swarm on the bars opposite Somers’
Point, Atlantic Co. The birds feed
and fatten upon the eggs of the king
The Salem County Board of Chosen
Freeholders have fixed the pay of car
penters on bridge work for the county
at $2.25 per day, and laborers $1.50 per
day. The salary of the solicitor was
made $50 per year.
Burt Pressey, of Hammonton, At
lantic Co., the champion fancy rider
on the American Star bicycle, has
succeeded in making a mile on his ma
chine after removing the small wheel,
the brake and the handles.
The cranberry crop is threatened in
several localities by an enemy in the
shape of a worm. The worm lays an
egg upon the yine, from which moths
are hatched which do as much harm
as the worms themselves.
Charles G. Wilkins, a boy at Ocean
Park, Monmouth County, found a
package of gunpowder in the garret,
and in doubt as to whether it would
explode, applied a lighted match. He
will most likely lose both eyes.
The grave of the Riverside, Burling
ton Co., young lady who died from
the effects of chloroform administered
by a dentist, is still watched at night,
as an attempt, it is believed, was re
cently made to exhume the body.
A beautiful mirage was witnessed at
Ocean Grove, a few days ago. The
| ocean was dotted with vessels, and
i every one appeared to be bottom side
up. The effect was beautiful, and
crowds of people were attracted to the
Frederica Schmidt, aged 19 years,
I died at Newark recent.lv. She wns
kindling a lire to cook her father's
supper, when her clothing was set on
lire, Jind before assistance arrived she
was burned to a crisp, from her head
to her knees.
George T. Ingham, Esq., of Salem,
has presented to the Historical So
ciety of Pennsylvania the ledger book
of St. John’s Lodge of Freemasons,
kept by Benjamin Franklin, and giv
ing the names of the members of that
Lodge from 1731 to 1738.
One hundred thousand pounds of
Atlas powder were shipped from Du
pont's "Gibbstown works, Gloucester
Co., last week. The cargo was sent
on the brig Senorita, of Warner &
Meritt's fleet, for blasting purposes in
the building of the Panama canal.
A Hunterdon County correspondent
says: The prospect for peaches is still
good. Some eomplain that the yel
low fruit will be scarce, and that seems
to be the case in many orchards; but
there need be neither hope nor fear
that Hunterdon will not give an aver
age crop. Fruit of all kinds promises
to be abundant.
“Granny Buck,” an old woman of
70, was convicted at Phillipsburg,
Warrren Co., of selling liquor without
license, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$50 or go to jail for 10 days. Although
abundantly able to pay the fine, she
preferred to serve her time, and went
to the jail unattended and gave her
self up to the warden.
William H. Robinson and Sarah
Johnson, of Merchantville, Camden
Do., attended a wedding on Thursday
night. They were so overcome by the
force of example that on the way
home they aroused Justice Shinn, by
whom they were made one. The as
tonishment in the Iiobinson family
when William brought home his bride
was complete.
Jonathan Hand was the first man
elected to the State Council from this
county, 1776 to 1778. The first Cape
May county court was held at Ports
mouth, which village stood where
Town Bank, or Cape May Town was
more recently known. The waters of
the bay have swallowed up the greater
portion of the shore where the place
stood.—Star of the Cape.
The M. E. General Conference has
appointed as Trustees of Drew Theo
logical Seminary, Bishop Foster, the
Rev. John S. Porter, the Rev. Charles j
S. Coit, Bishop Hurst, the Rev. Dr. I
Knnblui* + , T Tir x.
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the Rev. Thomas Hanlon, Samuel
Eddy, John B. Cornell, William White,
William Hoyt, Stephen Barker, James
Boyd and Geo. G. Reynolds.
In the Salem Court Jacob Trusty
has been sentenced to State Prison
for two years for assaulting Oliver
Draper with a knife; Spencer Blake,
a chicken thief, to one year; Clayton
Giles, for escaping jail before serving
a term of imprisonment imposed by
the Court in 1882, to three years; and |
Alfred Biddle, for larency and break
ing and entering, to one year.
Deputy United States Marshal Baird
on Wednesday of last week, arrested
Charles Payne, Jr., of Millville, on a
warrant charging him with ateuipting
to obtain a pension with fraudulent
papers. Payne was too ill to be taken
to Camden, and he was held in $500
bail by United States Commissioner
Chambers, of Millville, for a hearing
before Commissioner Morgan, of Cam
Dennis Long, of Union county,
l whose farm and garden produce a
greut many eieelltnt things, has a
calla lily which this year takes the
premium in developing a double lily,
something that has never been known
by any of the florists in this vicinity,
who have yet been interviewed on the
subject. The plant is nine years old
and has produced three or four lilies
before this season.
The Paterson druggists recently en
tered into an agreement by which they
were to charge ten cents for a glass of
soda water. The agreement went
into effect one morning, but before
noon one druggist learned that a rival
was selling to messenger boys for five
cents, and in a few minutes the news
had been telephoned to every estab
lishment in Paterson. You can now
get soda water at the old prices.
The Moorestown Agricultural and
Industrial Society will hold its fifth
annual Spring meeting on Tuesday
and Wednesday, June 10th and 11th.
Field trials of harvesters, cultivators,
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will take place on the grounds during
the fair, and it is anticipated that a
fine exhibit of strawberries and other
small fruits, dairy products and agri
cultural machinery will be made.
Zenus S. Crane died in Montclair.
Essex Co., on Friday, at the age of 90
years. He served as Justice of the
Peace from the time he was 21- years
old until 1880. He was a Master in
Chancery and an associate or lay
Judge in the Court of Common Pleas
for Essex county for three terms of
five years each. As a Justice of the
Peace he never had a decision reversed.
He was active in church and school
work. He served in the war of 1812,
and was married in 1821.
Barclay Smith has just completed
taking the census of the school chil
dren in Salem, for the Board of Edu
cation. The whole number of children
of school age within the city limits is
1,398, an increase of 41 over last year.
Of the whole number 119 are colored.
There were found but 81 unvaccinated
children this year, as against 215 last
year. The Board of Education re
ceives from the city $4 for each child
for school purposes, which this year
will amount to $5,592.
The Glassboro Enterprise says the
fruit crop in that vicinity probably
will not be as large this season as last.
This being esnecially the case with
peaches. Blackberries in some locali
ties will be almost an entire failure.
John Repp, well-known as one of the
most successful fruit growers in the
State, estimates his crop as follows:
Cherries from 3 to 4 tons; raspberries,
1,500 to 1,800 chests; blackberries, 500
to 600 chests; peaches, 2,000 baskets;
grapes 20 to 25 tons; pears, 600 to 800
The Dover, Morris county, Iron Era |
says: Jacob Yager, of Mount Olive, j
lrove into town recently, with a veal
ialf for butcher Sampson, which at
:racted considerable attention. With
;he exception of some white spots
ibout the face, there was no hair at all
upon it, the remainder being covered I
with fine, close-curled wool, while the
tail was as smooth as a rat’s. The
general appearance was like that of
the body of a sheep, with a calf’s head
upon it. Marshal Kelley bought it as
a speculation, believing that Barnum
or some other showman will think it
equal to the woolly horse.
The Governor has signed a bill al- |
lowing city authorities to improve j
streets at the general expense instead :
of by assessment upon the property
owners directly benefitted. The assess
ment system caused the bankruptcy
of Elizabeth and Rahway, and piled
millions of dollars of debt upon Jersey
City and other municipalities, the
courts overthrowing assessments unon
the slightest grounds and at the same
time holding the cicies responsible for
the bonds issued in anticipation of the
collection of the assessments.
During the quarter ending April
28th, the following new post offices
were established in this State: Angle
sea,, Cape May county; Bergenfield.
Bergen; Cecil, Gloucester; Davis, Mon
mouth; Delaware and Hardwick. War
ren: Holly Beach, Cape May; Houses.
Sussex; Rosemont, Hunterdon; Trem
bley. Union; Wilton. Camden; Warren
Paper Mills, Hunterdon. The office
at Greenville, Hudson county, was
discontinued. The name of the office
at Delaware Station, Warren county,
was changed to Delaware, and at
Tansborougli, in Camden, to Wilton.
The alteration of the gauge of the
Philadelphia and Atlantic City rail
road will be completed and the trains
running by July 4th. Entire new
rolling stock and equipment will be
placed on the road and the Reading
shops are now busy building the new
passenger cars of the latest and most
elegant design. It is, under -onsider
ation to move the shops of the Netv
Jersey Southern Division to the prop
erty of the Philadelphia and Reading
Company, at the foot of Bulson street,
Camden, at an early day, as that loca
tion is more convenient for the ship
ment of coal and iron and nearer the
main office in Philadelphia.
Jacob Martin, a well-to-do farmer,
living near Ridgefield, went to the
cistern at the rear of his barn on Wed
nesday of last week, to draw' some
w'ater for his horse. When he reached
the cistern, which is low and wide, he
saw a toy boat, belonging to his six
year-old son Willie, floating in it. Sup
posing that the boy was in the neigh
borhood, he looked round for him,
while with one hand he dipped his
bucket into the cistern. The bucket
struck something that prevented it
from filling. Martin, who had been
calling Willie, then turned and peered
into the cistern, where he discovered
the face of his son through the water.
He hastily got him out, but the child
had been dead for hours. He had
evidently fallen into the cistern while
sailing his boat.
Peter Jansen, a farmer of New Dur
limn Hndsnn nniintv "V T cof /Irvn.r,
to dinner on Monday of last week, with
his wife and four children. The food
consisted chiefly of canned corned beef.
Within an hour after they had finished
it Matilda Jansen, seven years old, be
came suddenly very sick. Mrs. Jansen
took the child up stairs to put her to
bed. While she was attending to her
she began to feel cramp pains through
out her body. She went down stairs
to consult her husband, and found him
on a lounge suffering from the same
kind of pains. In an adjoining room
she discovered the three children on
the floor in great agony.
As Mr. Jansen was unable to move,
she started up the road to go for a
physician, but before she had gone a
| hundred yards she fell in a spasm.
After recovering consciousness she
i dragged herself back to the house.
There she administered emetics to her
I husband and children. They exhausted
j the contents of the bottle and there
was none of the preparation left for
her. The family spent the whole night
j in the greatest torture. At daybreak
a neighbor called, and seeing their
condition, went for a doctor. When
the doctor examined them he said they
had been poisoned by the canned beef.
He applied remedies, and the father
amt the children gradually improved.
Mrs. Jansen is still in a precarious
state. The doctor said that the medi
cine she had given the children saved
their lives.
A trial that lias excited a great deal
of interest in Freehold, and, indeed,
all parts of Monmouth County, for its
novelty, began before Judge Scudder
and a jury, in Freehold, a few days
since. Aaron A. Smock and wife,
wealthy residents of the vicinity, were
sued to recover §000 arrears of rent on
pew No. 62 in the Second Reformed
Protestant Dutch Church of Freehold,
which pew was occupied by Smock
and his family. The suit was brought
in the corporate name of the Church.
The rent was claimed to be due from
1870 to date. Small amounts had been
paid by Smock from time to time
amounting in all to §11,5. The defense
was that Smock was the owner of the
pew by deed, and therefore was not
obliged to pay pew rent, and that the
case should have been settled in the
ecclesiastical and not in the civil
Judge Scudder, in iiis charge to the
jury, held that the deed or certificate
was not an absolute title in fee-simple;
that Smock took the pew subject to
the discipline and control of the
Church: his deed to the pew only gave
him the right to occupy it subject to
the rules of the Church; it did not con
fer the right to occupy the pew with
out contributing to the support of the
Church: pew-owners were notified of
assessments for current expenses, and
if they continued to occupy their pews
they were presumed to assent to the
assessments. The jury returned a ver
dict in favor of theCliurchand against
Smock in the sum of $462. The case
attracted a great deal of attention, the
large court room being thronged dur
ing the continuance of the trial. The
case is the first of the kind ever tried
in the State. It will probably be car
ried to a higher court on appeal. Ex
Judge Chillion Robbing was counsel
for the Church, and Hon. Charles
Haight and Hon. Geo. C. Beekman for
the defense.
A Bridgeport (Conn.) firm does an
extensive business in shipping from
that section to San Francisco seed oys
ters, for replanting in the waters off
the Pacific coast. Most of these oys
ters are taken from the natural bed off
Stratford. One of the firm has just
returned from his last trip with oysters
to San Francisco, having successfully
supervised the transportation of twelve
car loads of young oysters across the
continent. He was twelve days on the
journey, and kept one day ahead of
the oyster train the entire time, in
order to make the arrangements for
renewing the supply of ice necessary
to keep the oysters alive and in good
condition. In San Francisco and all
along the coast of California oysters in
the shell are a luxury.
The new M. E. Church at Mount
Holly was dedicated on Sunday of last
week, Bishop Wiley preached. The
statement was made that $20,000 of the
cost of the church had been raised and
paid in and the entire indebtedness
lessened by that amount, leaving about
$48,000 yet to be obtained. This sum
was proposed to be raised by asking
the members and others to take shares
of $10 each per year for ten years,
with the privilege of paying the whole
sooner, it preferred. In about one
hour $13,000 of the amount was raised
and the balance was raised in the
afternoon and evening.
Two Cardinals recently superintend
ed a minute inventory of the contents
of the Vatican, from its artistic and lit
erary treasures down to the most triv
ial articles. The origin, position, and
value of every objeet were set down,
and the inventory was signed with all
the legal formalities. A copy was
handed to each of the Ambassadors
accredited to the Holy See, and even
to the Ambassadors accredited to the
King of Italy, including those of tho
powers not having relations with the
Vatican. Such a step, it is claimed, is
indisputable proof of the Pope having
contemplated the possibility of quit
ting Rome.
The Court of Errors and Appeals
has rendered an important opinion to
the effect that the several acts firing
the salaries of Prosecutors of the Pleas
in different counties are unconstitu
tional and void. In those counties
where the salaries were fixed before
the amendments to the Constitution
went into effect they were repealed by
the Constitution, and the subsequent
acts are special and therefore void.
This opinion evidently places the office
of Prosecutor back on a fee basis, as
was formerly the case.
No good ever comes to a young girl
from an acquaintance picked up on
the corners.
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