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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
Tuesday, June 21,188-1.
We preuent 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.
Take one and a half cops of Hour, one cup of
bread crumbs, one cup ot raisins, half a cup of
currants, two nutmegs, one cun of suet,
chopped tine, two tablespoonfuls ot sugar, four
eggs, a wineglass of brandy, a wineglass of
svrbp. and a little milk if necessary. Mix very
thoroughly; tie it in a cloth as tight as possible
and boil fast for live or six hours. Serve with
wine sauce.
Soak half a cup of tapioca three hours, in
water enough to cover it. Boil one pint of milk
and stir in the soaked tapioca. Add the yolks
of three eggs, beaten, with two-thirds of a cup
of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Take from the
tire and beat in, a spoonful at a time, the beaten
whites of three eggs. Bake until it is a light
brown. Eat with sugar and creau.
Select the richest and best American Factory
cheese, the milder it is the better, as the melt
ing bring? out the strength. To make live rare
bits take one pound of cheese, grate it and put
in a tin or porcelain lined sauce nan, add ale
enough to tliin the cheese sufficiently, say about
a wineglassful to each rarebit, stir until all is.
melted; 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.
e'tinD (Vwi linm fbm mwl onnenn mm'IVi nnn
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, and fry to a
light brown in hot lard.
Open a can of corn; drain, and cook twenty
minutes in boiling water, salted, Throw off the
water; cover the bottom of a bake dish with
fine crumbs; put iu a layer of corn, butter, pep
per and salt; upon this a layer ol canned toma
toes; butter and pepper, and sprinkle with a
little sugar. Go on in this order until the dish
is full. Cover with bread crumbs; stick bits ot
butter over them, and bake, covered, half an
hour. Brown and serve in the dish.
Cream Cheese,
Small Hams for Boiling,
Boneless Breakfast Bacon,
Beef Tongue,
and Air Dried Beef,
19 West Commerce St., Bridgeton.
C. F. & H. REEVES,
Granite anil Agate In Ware,
Household Articles of Every
. Description.
No. 97 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.
June 5-tf
17767 1884. ~
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nuirai mi tjuij m:
National Salute at Sunrise!
By A. L. Robeson Post, No. 42,G. A. R.
All societies, associations and citizens are in
vited to participate.
Parade will form on Broad street: the right
resting on Fayette. The parade will move at
8.30 a. tn„ sharp, and proceed to Harris’ Grove,
where the
Declaration of Independence
Will be read.
in the afternoon, and
In the evening.
TARGET PRACTICE by some of the crack
shots of the Post, at 2.30.
Refreshments of all kinds will be furnished on
the ground, and dinner will be served by a first
class caterer.
All honorably discharged soldiers and sailors
are invited to parade with the Post.
june 26-2t
june 20-4t
Our usual success has attended
our efforts in placing before the
people an array of
Fine Clothing
Not to be found elsewhere in
Bridgeton. We have been,
through the medium of FIRST
to educate the purchaser of
trashy, poorly made Clothing
f a Aiit* oi 11'inrinr nnrl 11 r ci 11
made Garments, convincing the
most skeptical that good hon
est goods are cheaper (though
the first cost be greater) than
ill-fitting and cheaply made ma
PANTALOONS. Choice sup
Nobby patterns in SUITS FOR
CHILDREN with the best and
finest in MEN’S FURNISH
Our line of
Complete, and inducements.to
the many now offering.
We court your patronage al
ways, guaranteeing a full meas
ure of justice to every pur
chaser. Respectfully,
P. H. Goldsmith & Co.
31—35 S. Laurel St.
pc pioneer.
#1.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morning-, at No. 60
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
HcCCWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
breorge Ballinger, of Woodstown,
shipped n.OOO pounds of wool a few
days ago. It was sold for 20 cents per
Asbury Park has more hotels than
any other seaside resort in New Jer
sey. They are of all sizes, styles and
The Sussex Herald says that Harry
Peters, of Bushkill, while fly fishing
for trout the other day, caught at one
cast two trout and one snake.
The hay crop in Salem county this
season will be about one-half as large
as last year. Sixteen acres of standing
grass were sold a few days ago for $18
an acre.
DeVoe, the Hackensack weather
prophet, predicts a cold storm about
July 4tli, and cool weather during the
whole month. He says the Fall will
be long and mild.
Henrv P. Jones and Charles Heath
have been elected to fill the vacancies
in the State Agricultural Society,
caused by the death of ex-Congressman
Jones and General N. N. Halsted.
At the funeral of Samuel Halsey, at
Newark, on Thursday, the pall-bear
ers were George A. Halsey, Silas C.
Halsey, William A. Halsey, George E.
Halsey, Charles T. Halsey and James
A. Halsey.
Twenty trains will leave New York
every day this season, for Long Branch
and Point Pleasant, under the new ar
rangements perfected between the
Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia
and Reading Companies.
A meeting of Camden druggists and
physicians has been called to protest
against the newly enacted high-license
ordinance, which compels druggists,
as well as saloon keepers, to pay a li
cense of $200 for the sale of liquor.
Sussex county farmers are being
swindled by sharpers, who sell them a
new and superior kind of clover seed,
and organs, and induce them to sign a
paper by which they are afterwards
compelled to pay large sums of money.
Joshua Salmon, of Mt. Olive, Mor
ris county, is over 84 years old, and
owns a horse that is past 30. He has
recently plowed four acres of ground
with his old horse, and thinks there is
no octogenarian in the Sate who can
beat his record. He says his horse is
able to jump a six rail fence, in spite
of Ills age.
The annual meeting of the New Jer
sey State Division of the League of
American Wheelmen will be held at
Red Bank, on Saturday, July 5th.
The business meeting will be called to
order at 11 a. m., to be followed by
the banquet at 1, and the parade at
3 p. m. In the evening there will be a
moonngni run to Marawan over one
of the finest roads in the State.
Henry E. Chitty owns a greenhouse
at Paterson, and James Norwood lias
a house on the adjoining lot. Nor.
wood complained to the Board of
Health that the fumigation from Chit
ty’s greenhouse was a nuisance.
Chitty then hired a surveyor who dis
covered that Norwood had built his
house a fraction of an inch over the
line. He has begun a suit in the
County Court for damages.
Major Benjamin Depue, the vener
able father of Judge Depue, died at
his home in Belvidere, on Wednesday
of last week, aged 88 years. He had
been a resident of Belvidere, for about
fifty years, and was greatly respected
for his many noble qualities. He
came to Belvidere from Mt. Bethel,
Pa., and was for many years proprie
tor and conduct^ of the leading ho
tel in the former place, known as the
Warren House.
Peter Tatro, who some time ago
purchased a house in Washington^
Warren county, for his daughter, a
woman boating on the Morris cannl,
and who afterward stole $30 from her
and decamped, has been sentenced to
two years in jail and a fine of $500,
for swindling soldiers out of pensions.
He is fifty years old and in the last ten
years has been married to not less
than five different women, all of whom
are living in different States. His
plan lias been to hunt up widows,
marry them and then steal their prop
erty, and decamp. His latest victim
was a well-to-do widow in Maryland,
whom he married after leaving Wash
William 8. Taylor, of Burlington, \
las recently lost three high-bred Jer
sey cows from a disease, which a local
surgeon pronounced consumption. A
lumber of veritnary surgeons and
members of the State Board of Health
have been investigating the cases, and
portions of the lungs of one of the an
imals have been sent to Philadelphia
for microscopic examination. The
disease is thought to be the result of
too close confinement and artificial
The Washington headquarters As
sociation, of Morristown, is making an
effort to secure subscribers to its cap
ital stock, of which .8.50,000 is allowed
by its charter, but only about one
half of which has been taken, thereby
compelling the carrying of a mortgage
upon the Headquarters property.
The buildings and grounds are kept in
fine order, and were visited last year
by upwards of 10,000 persons. The
State appropriates a certain sum year
ly, which about pays the running ex
Mrs. T. B. Hance, daughter of the
late Senator Henry R. Kennedy, of
Bloomsbury, Hunterdon countv. has
been missing for over a week. On
Tuesday, June 10th, she sold her horse
for $80, and took her jewelry, valued
at $500, and left home. A despatch
from Easton informed her husband
that she was there and evidently in
sane. By the time he reached Easton
she had gone to Bethlehem, Pa., and
to Philadelphia. He followed, but
failed to fmd her, and returned home.
He again received a despatch from a
conductor on the Bound Brook line
that a lady answering her description
liad^taken his train at Bound Brook
and gone to New York. Mr. Hance
went to New York and searched for
three days, with the assistance of de
tectives, but failed.to find any trace of
her. Mrs. Hance is an artist of some
note. By the death of her father ^he
inherits $25,000.
From the Toms River Courier: Wm.
P. Haywood, of West Creek, has been
experimenting for the past few years
in an endeavor to ascertain a cheap
and effectual method of catching oy
ster spawn in the bay. Last year he
set out about twenty cedar stakes, to
the branches of which he fastened
clam and oyster shells by means of
brass wires. These remained in the
water from the middle of June until
the first of October. One of the shells
which we have in our possession, and
when in position was about a foot
from the bottom of the bay, lias about
fifty young oysters attached to it,
some of them being over an inch in
length. This season he is trying com
mon plank, covered on both sides
with plaster-paris, into which are
mixed oyster shells—ground and whole.
The result will be awaited with inter
est by our oyster-growers.
“Mother Day,” of Summit, N. J.,
aged ninety-eight years, who up to
this time has been hale and hearty fell
the full length of the stairs in the
house of her son, Daniel Day, on Sun
day week ago. She survived until
Monday. She was one of the ‘mothers
of Methodism’ in this country, was the
widow of the late Rev. Stephen Day,
and during the itineracy of Bishop
Asbury regularly entertained him at
her home in New Providence. She
was also a family connection of Bar
bara Heck, the first Methodist woman
in this country, who landed in New
York in 1760 with her cousin, Philip
Embury, and with him founded the
Methodism of America. Mrs. Pay
was the mother of ten sons, nine of
whom survive her. Three of them
were ministers of the Newark Confer
ence and two are still living—Rev.
William Day at Hoboken and Rev.
P. D. Day at Hibernica. The latter
preached his semi-centennial sermon
last year.
Newspapers, says an exchange,
though everybody does not seem to
think so, are always paid for in ad
vance. If the thoughtful subscriber
does not do it the proprietor of the
paper has to. The paper and ink man
ufacturer and printers will not wait a
year, or perhaps half a dozen years,
before they get their pay. The sub
scriber in arrears should think of this.
—Eishkill Standard.
The Chautauqua movement has been
extended to include the young folks,
who already have a “Reading Union.”
They are now to have an illustrated
periodical of high character, which
will be issued in July by the Publish
ers of the far-famed Wide Awake Mag
azine, D. Lothrop &Co., Boston, who
will send it free for two months to any
of our readers who may request it.
In the romantically situated town
if St. George, the seat of Tucker Coun
ty, in the heart of the Cheat Moun
:ains. Maryland, overlooking "the
oeautiful Cheat River, was enacted
May 30 a scene calculated to make
:he blood boil with indignation. In
the bright spring sunshine which threw
into grand relief the verdure clad sum
mits of the lofty peaks of the moun
tains, and which made the beautiful
river, full of chasing cascades, seem
like a broad band of running silver
tipped with diamonds as it dashed and
plashed over the rocks in its course on
the mountain's sides, stood eighteen
wretched human beings before a crowd
of perhaps six hundred people. The
crowd were gathered before the little
building called the Court House, and
included farmers clergymen and towns
These eighteen human beiDgs, some
crying, others laughing, and among
them an idiotic girl suffering from a
scrofulous disease who jabbered and
grinned, were paupers, and they were.
nrwlpr t)iG Inur r»f ho «/-»!✓!
for the term of one year to the high
est bidder. For the past two weeks
the county papers had teemed with
advertisements which announced the
sale under an order of a court of jus
tice and for the past two or three days
the families and others, attracted by
the announcement, had come pouring
in stage coaches and country wagons,
over the mountains and through the
dells, for St. George has, as yet, no
railway connection. The majority of
the comers sought the buildings,
yclept hotels, where they regaled
themselves with home-made, and, it is
hinted in some cases, “moonshine”
whiskey, while they discussed the
“points” of the unfortunates whose
poverty made them chattels for barter
for sale, as though they were so many
dogs or cows.
Promptly at ten o'clock the crowd
gathered in front of the court house
and inspected the paupers, while the
town boys on the outskirts of the
throng jeered and tormented the un
fortunates, this being taken as a mat
ter of course and something that no
person thought of stopping. Present
ly the sheriff of the county mounted
the horse block, the relic of the dark
days of slavery in ante-bellum times,
and read “the order of the court,”
which decreed that for the term of one
year the paupers of the county should
be sold to the highest bidder. Then
the auctioneer, a stout, jolly-faced in
dividual, mounted the block and made
a jesting remark, which caused the
crowd to roar with laughter, an
nounced that the “goods are divided
into two classes, able-bodied and in
valids," and asked for bids.
The first to step upon the block was
an old man seventy years of age.
Turning him around for the better in
spection of the bidders, the auctioneer
began. “Now gentlemen,” said he,
“here you have a fine man. He is
sound, solid and gentle as a kitten.
He is good for a big day’s work. How
much am I offered?'’ The old fellow
looked anxiously at the crowd of bid
ders as the amounts offered were out
bid. Finally he was sold to a man
named John Anderson for $56, who,
after paying his money, took the old
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anil sighed heavily as he went away.
Among the group of paupers was a
beautiful little girl of ten years, who
cried bitterly because she had to leave
the family to whom she had been sold
the previous year. She had neither
father or mother, or, if she had, they
had thrown her adrift when an*infant.
Perhaps she was the child of shame,
and mayhap her relatives stood among
the jesting throng of people who in
spected her “points” as she stepped
upon the block and was put up for
sale by the jolly auctioneer. She had
not even a name, and the auctioneer
facetiously dubbed her “Sally,” where
at his listeners laughed immoderately.
She sold for #8.50, and shocking as it
may appear, strange as it may seem to
Northern ears and hearts, her pur
chaser was a minister of the gospel, a
man known as one of the chosen few,
God's elect, whose duty it is to minis
ter to the spiritual wants of the peo
ple. He is a good man, no doubt, and
the child will be gently and tenderly
treated; but the hard fact remains
that a preacher of the holy lessons
taught by the death of Jesus Christ to
redeem the world, purchased this
child, this human being, for the term
of one year from this date.
One of the most pitiful sights ever
seen was that of the next pauper to be
sold. She was an old woman, and it
was her first year as a pauper. Per
haps she had once been rich in this
world’s goods and had a happy home.
At all events she had supported her
self till the present time, and the ques
tion of her past was known only to
herself. No one else knew. No one
cared. She was led to the block cry
ing as though her heart would break.
When she stepped upon it she wailed
in her anguish: “My God, I wish that
I could die. My husband and son
were killed in the army. Oh. If I could
only die. And like the Saviour on
the cross the cry came again almost in
the same language. “My God, iny God,
why hast Thou forsaken me?" She
was sold to the keeper of a boarding
house at a logging camp for $7.
The idiotic girl was sold to a hard
looking mountaineer for the sum of
sixty cents per week.
As the next part of the human goods
and chattels stepped upon the block it
showed the white, curly locks of an
aged colored man, who laughed as he
looked over the throng with his good
humored and jolly eyes. “I golly,"
said he, as he glanced around, “dis yer
is like op times, bress my soul." He
was sold to a farmer for $11.
The sale aggregated $113 for the
"able-bodied" paupers and an average
price of thirty-two cents per week for
the invalids. At the conclusion of the
sale the jolly auctioneer, with a part
ing jest to the crowd, stepped from
his stand and entering the hotel re
freshed himself after his fatiguing du
ties. The purchasers with their “bar
gains," as some of them termed the
unfortunates whom they had bought,
started oif homeward.
The stories of cruelty to these people
are numerous and beyond question or
doubt. They are worked to their ut
most capacity. They arefedonrefuse,
made to sleep in barns, have to go
barefooted for ten months in the year,
and are whipped, and whipped sav
agely on the slightest pretext. The
tales of immortality are frequent and
two often true. The children are al
lowed to grow up without education
and, it is said, some of them do not
even know that a God exists. They
are in the most degrading bondage iu
the world, a bondage which is more
absolute, more terrible and more ap
palling than that of negro slavery.
They contract diseases which are neg
lected, for in many cases medical aid
is denied them. These poor wretches,
in addition to their other sorrows, are
the butt and jeer of every person not
a pauper. They are looked on as
pieces of goods with only a money
value, varied in accordance with their
ability to perform manual labor.
And all this iu America, right here
not many miles from the seat of the
United States government, in this day
and in the midst of civilization.
One of Logan’s Bayonet Charges.
—A member of the Thirty-first tells a
little story of that Belmont attack and
victory, which illustrates Logan’s dash
and energy. Said lie: “We embarked
at Cairo on transports and landed
secretly a few miles above Belmont.
The rebels were in force at Columbus
Him hi neunonr, nearly opposite uoitiui
bus. We swooped down on the Bel
mont outfit, and, after a sharp fight,
cleaned out the town. In those days
the early part of the war, whenever a
body of Union troops had a fight and
won it, it was thought to be the thing
to have a great blow out, speeches and
bonfires and music and nil that. The
Belmont victory was no exception.
We had a great time that night. C-feu.
McClernand made a roaring speech,
and so did Logan, I believe. We had
great bonfires and an extra supper and
all the bands out, and kept it up till
pretty near daylight. Then it was
found that during the night, while we
were celebrating, the rebels had landed
a big force from Columbus to our side
of the river, and cut us off completely
from our transports. We were dazed
at this, and in a mighty tight place.
Logan was the first to realize it, anti,
after some discussion, he got permis
sion from General McClernand to try
to cut his way through the rebel cor
don and open the road to the trans
ports. This was done in a bayonet
charge, and was one of the most gal
lant feats of the war.
In a decision rendered recently,
granting a divorce to a husband in the
case of Hann against Hann, where
the ground alleged was desertion by
the wife, Vice-Chancellor Bird says:
“Home may be unpleasant; there
may be unexpected toil; there may be
hardships too much for a weak or sen
sitive nature to bear; there may be
neglect that wounds deeeper than a
serpent's sting; there may be broken
promises thar, turn all the ardent love
of early wedlock to unrelenting hate;
yet neither nor all of these is sufficient
to constitute a legal excuse for a wife
to leave her husband."

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