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Bridgeton, N. J., June 26,1884.
Advertisements and communications to in sure insertion, should bo handed in by Tuesday evening of each week. No notice will bo taken of anonymous com munications. Marriages and deaths inserted gratuitously. LOCAL NEWS. D. W. Henderson, of Deerfield town ship, has taken the prize for line straw berries during the season just closed. M. C. English is having the cellar dug for his new residence on East Av enue. It will be one of the largest, and best arranged houses on the Ave nue. Mr. Ctottlieb Cast, who resides at the corner of Broad and Atlantic streets, has a cactus with two hundred and fifty flowers in fall bloom ujion it. This is extraordinary. It is now settled that the Nicholas Barber who was killed in the Camden and Atlantic Railroad collision, was not a former Bridgetonian, but a resi dent of Gloucester County. He was an unmarried man. t ' Tim n fnv Afico T illi'n TJinf pearnnce at Moore's Opera House, has been changed from Tuesday to Friday evening, June 27th. The play is known as “Sweethearts.” Go and hear the talented young actress. At the regular meeting of Bridgeton Lodge No. 129, I. O. O. F., held Tues day evening, the following officers were elected to serve until January 1st, 1885: N. G.—Win. R. Shaw; V. G.— Wm. Wright; R. S.— Francis S. Potter. Wm. T. DuBois has purchased the segar store lately occupied by Samuel Wells, on Commerce street. He will keep an extensive assortment of the best segars and tobaccos, and will be glad to see his friends, and all lovers of the weed. The “American Fruit Dryer and Evaporator” is highly recommended to fruit growers and farmers. Mr. V. M. Hollinsworth, Box 41, Vineland, N. J., is the agent for it. Farmers it will pay you to purchase one of these excellent machines. For a first-class fertilizer made of sturgeon patronize “The American Fish and Preserving Company,” at Bay Side, Maskell Ewing, proprietor. This fertilizer is one of the best in the market, and can be purchased at the low price of $25.00 per ton. Remember the Fourth of July cele bration in Bridgeton, under the aus pices of the A. L. Robeson Post. This is a patriotic organization, mnd they mean to have an old-time cele bration of the glorious Fourth. Read the advertisement in another column. The closing exercises of the West Jersey Academy came off in the grove at the Academy grounds a few days since. Under the Principalship of Prof. Caleb Allen this institution has had a noteworthy year, and is rapidly attaining its former celebrity as a seat of learning. Messrs. Geo. W. McCowan, of the Pioneer, and Robt. Cheesman, of vnc r aiiuui, represent tne rsnugeton newspapers on the Editorial Excur sion, which left Jersey City, Monday, for a trip to the Catskill mountains, Saratoga, and Lake George. The party will return home on Saturday . i-772 On Friday evening, “Nasby’s” wife got it on to him again by inviting a party of ladies to celebrate his 68th birth-day. “Nasby” was equal to the occasion! When the ladies arrived at his residence on Walnut street, he pro ceeded to kiss every one of them with a great deal of grace, and amid much laughter. Fourth of July is to be magnificent ly celebrated at Port Norris this year, under the auspices of Idaho Tribe of Red Men. Eloquent orators from a distance are to take part in the cele bration. Music will be furnished by the Clayton Band, of Gloucester coun ty. A large number of people from the surrounding towns are expected to be present. cr— i A special meeting of City Council was held Saturday evening. Seven members were present. Hiram Duf field’s application for license to keep a bagatelle table under the City Hotel was not granted. Report of Commis sioners on Chestnut Ave. was not con firmed. The telephone ordinance passed a second reading, and was ordered to be read a third time at the next regular meeting. The question of widening Jefferson street was re considered, but no action taken. Councilinen of the Second ward stated that more dirt would be needed to complete the improvement at Grove street hill; They were authorized to grade the hill in order to get the re quired amount of material. Capt. Jonathan Riley, of the schoon er “Mary Riley,” has quit a seafaring life, and will spend the balance of his days at home. Capt. Riley has had an experience of about sixty years as a waterman, the greater part of which time he has spent upon the sea, mak ing voyages between Philadelphia and Eastern and Southern ports. The “Mary Riley” will hereafter be com manded by Captain Jos. Riley, son of Captain Jonathan, who has had great experience as a seaman, and who thoroughly understands the coasting business. Chas. F. Dare, Wilson L. Silvers, Benj. Hancock W. O. Garrison, W. H. Woodruff and J. Ward Richardson, have been elected Directors of the new South Jersey Overland Telephone and Telegraph Company. The Board of Directors chose W. L. Silvers as President; W. H. Woodruff, Secretary, and Chas. F. Dare, Treasurer. Mr. W. O. Garrison was elected General Manager. The room over J. J. Reeves' law office is to be the exchange head quarters. Work is already commenced on the tower, and in the course of a few weeks the telephone will be in full operation in Bridgeton. Mrs. Rebekah Woodruff, wife of George Woodruff, Sr., went on the Trinity M. E. Sunday School excur sion to Port Norris, on Thursday last. On leaving home she wns in nnnnrpnt. good health, but just before the cars left Port Norris for Bridgeton in the after noon, she suddenly fainted, letting fall a basket which she was carrying. A chair was at once secured and she was placed in it, but death ensued in less than fifteen minutes. Previous to this sudden attack Mrs. Woodruff had been in pleasant conversation with Rev. Geo. Reed and wife, with whom she was walking. Mrs. Woodruff had had one or two attacks of paralysis pre viously. The body was conveyed to Bridgeton by train, and the funeral took place on Monday morning last. Ivy Hall Female Seminary, this city, has had an unusually prosperous school year. The examinations and closing exercises last week, were largely attended by- our best people. The Musicale, which took place in the new Presbyterian Chapel, on North Pearl street, Wednesday evening, was one of the finest ever given in this city. The chapel was beautifully decorated with flowers, and suspended over the stage was a motto handsomely wrought in evergreens. The entertainment was opened with a delightful chorus enti tled, “June with all its blossoms laden.” Misses Hippie and Reeves followed in an overture, and then came Miss H. W. Barrows, in the “Dance of the Fairies,” and then a Double Quartette called “In our Boat.” Miss H. R. Reeves performed a very pretty- piano solo. This was followed by an instru mental selection by Miss M. G. Miller. Another piano solo by Misses Austin and Berry was well rendered. An in strumental solo by Miss C. B. Trench ard, attracted attention, as did the Trio “Down Among the Lilies,” by Misses Brewster, Barrens and Trencli ard. The song, “Sweet Visions of Childhood,” by the juvenile class was loudly encored. Miss Fannie H. JSlmer gave an instrumental solo near the 1 close of the concert, after which the jhorus v99(l J^ignt was elegantly ! sung by seventeen young ladies. Peter Adams, a young German about j 28 years of age, died very suddenly on I Thursday afternoon. He had been engaged in the butchering business in Bridgeton, for several years, most of the time in the small wooden building in the rear of McGear & Bro.’s Dry Goods Store, South Laurel street. For some time past hy has been a hard drinker, Oh Wednesday afternoon of j mst week, about two o’clock, he left his place of business, and was not seen until between six and seven o’clock in the evening,at which time he conversed with several persons. After this no one seems to have seen him' until half past four oclock, Thursday morning, when Thomas Richardson, going into the barn back of Dailey’s, where Adams kept his horse, found him lying in the stall close by his horse’s feet. He was unconscious, and considerable froth was coming from his mouth. From this time on, he appears to have grown worse, and finally he was con veyed to the residence of George Don aghay, Jr., on Orange street, where ho died within an hour after his removal. The immediate cause of his death is shrouded in mystery, but indirectly, Audnis died from the effects of hard drinking. Tuesday morning he was heard to express himself as desiring to die, and it may have been that he committed suicide. The young luan had no relatives in this country. The fourteenth hiltuversary of the marriage of and Mrs. Thomas Beach was celebrated at their resi dence on Atlantic street, West Bridge ton, Tuesday evening. A large party of ladies and gentlemen were in attend ance, among them a number of rela tives of Mr. Beach and his lady, from Salem, Camden and Gloucester coun ties. The company was of the most pleasant character. An elegant sup per was served to the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Beach were the recipients Of many handsome gifts in commemora tion of the joyous event. COUNTY ITEMS. Roadstown. Next Sunday, Rev. Mr. Hasten will preach his farewell sermon as pastor of the Roadstown Baptist Church. Mr. Basten closes a ten years’ minis try here successfully. During his ad ministration the Church has been greatly strengthened. His removal causes great regret among the people, by whom his services have been highly appreciated. Mr. Jonathan Ayars, the popular wheelwright and carriage painter, is doing a thriving business. In this neighborhood, where he has long re sided, “Johnty” s known as one of the most liberal-hearted men in the coun ty. The large vote which he received in Hopewell township, when a candi date for sheriff on the Greenback tick et in 1881, showed this. At present, Mr. Ayars is the efficient Tux Collec tor of Hopewell Township, to which position he has been elected by large majorities for several years past. Postmaster Swing still holds forth at the store. He is solid for Blaine and Logan. Carpenters are busy making repairs to houses about the village, and a gen eral spirit of activity prevails. ^ The wheat crop in Hopewell and Stoe Creek townships is large, and the farmers are now busily engaged in har vesting. Newport. Extensive preparations are being made for the grandest celebration of the Fourth of Julv that has ever taken place nere. l tie Ariel Cornet Band, of Millville, twenty pieces strong, will be in attendance. There will also be speaking by several leading men, and the reading of the Declaration by Rev. Mr. Babcock. The proceeds are for the benefit of the M. E. Church. Messrs. C. R. Scull & Son, of Bridge ton, have the contract for painting and frescoing the M. E. church. This church is also to be greatly improved otherwise. The pulpit will be remod elled, and the building thoroughly renovated and refurnished. Walter Glanden, son of Dr. Glanden, visited Forteseue twice within a few days and caught two hundred blue fish from off the pier. The boys are beginning to talk poli tics a little. Republicans are enthusi astic over the ticket. Democrats are taking about Cleveland and Bayard. Vineland. Michael Potter, of Willow Grove, near this town, will celebrate his 100th birth day on July 18th. Mr. Potter is a remarkable old man, being still hale and vigorous. Mayor Doughty has notified the pub lic by proclamation that it is against the law to set off fireworks in the streets. All persons offending against the law will be severely dealt with. The raspberry crop is reported to be very light this Summer. John Burd, who resides on Landis avenue, accidentally shot himself a few days ago. It was at first thought he had inflicted a mortal wound. The ball entered his neck below the ear, and came out at the base of the skull. A Mrs. Maycock, residing on the Boulevard, near Oak road, met with a serious accident recently. While stand ing in a wheelbarrow picking cherries, she fell off, and broke her collar bone. The water works question is agitat ing the minds of the people. Mr. Hil dreth, of the Holly Manufacturing Company, of New York, says that Vineland can be supplied with a com plete system of water-works, including fifty fire plugs, for $30,000. A large and enthusiastic Young Men’s Blaine and Logan Club is forming. The campaign promises to be lively in Vineland. Pairton. Rev. Mr. Hires, of Bridgeton, will preach in the Presbyterian Church next Sunday morning and evening. Doctor Applegate will soon move his quarters to David Mulford’s residence, where lie will occupy apartments. a. 1*1 jxxcvii xv. inis, vxxc *Avcu&ivt; meat dealer, moved into his new buildings on Monday. Capt. “Pick” has bought a house in Bridgeton, and will remove there next month. Fairton people are sorry to have him leave. John B. Hus ted has purchased Win. T, Whitaker’s house, David Mulford having finished re pairing his house, has now the finest residence in the village, and an orna ment to the place. Henry Buck is improving his house by the addition of new shutters, and a nice coat of paint. Greenwich. An old Phila. gentleman who has not used razor nor scissors since Henry Clay’s defeat for the Presidential nom ination, is evidently anxious to get rid of his grizzly locks and beard, and has made a very good effort to bring the matter about. The matter turns upon Blaine’s election. The hair is certain to go. Mr. Stanford Opdyke, Sr., met with a serious accident which resulted in a broken rib. He fell, not from any height, but over a piece of timber lying on the ground, striking upon his breast. He suffers considerable pain. It seems to us that one very good reason every patriotic American has for supporting Mr. Blaine is that he is traduced and abused by the whole English press, and his election to the Presidency will show these people how we resent their behavior. What is good for the United^ Stages, is general ly bad policy for ingland, and Mr Blaine’s policy will decidedly be in favor of protection against the pro ducts of cheap English labor, and the maintainance of good wages among our own laboring classes. “John Paul,” writing from Thomas ville, Georgia, says of the freedmen: “They are a people whom no good man would deliberately injure, how ever aggravating may be their conduct} that they have no feeling of responsi bility of'labor, leaving their mistress at a moment’s warning, Ac.” Of the last fact we feel quite assured from our own experience with a raw Virginian, who packed up and left between day light and breakfast, without -sense -or reason, and with no definite idea ol where she was going out into the great world of which she knew absolutely | nothing, and without the simplest knowledge of A B C to help her on hei way. How long must it be before the children of such mothers can faithfully and intelligently fulfill the duties o'l citizenship? It is plain the freed women are not destined to settle the servant girl question. We are only a small village, and have no brass band or free concerts, yet we are not always without public music. Sitting by the w’indow, enjoying the evening air, the gentle zephyrs waft to our ears from one side the pumpings of an accordion, drawn full blast; from another, the tunes of a mouth-organ in the hands (or mouth) of a boy who lias been vainly trying for three months to learn a tune, and in the midst of it all a poor lonesome tabby, as if in envy, sudden lifts up her voice in song, and fills the air with her mournful cry. A complete line. ZDZR/CTC3-S, Quality first importance. STATIONERY, Crane’s Fine Writing Papers, &c. Blank Books, All styles. PRICES, That will induce you to come again. AT C. F. Dare’s, DRUG AND Stationery Store, 94 East Commerce Street. MILLVILLE MUTUAL Actual Surplus over all Liabilities, in cluding Reinsurance, Fire and Marine, $21,203 59. Rates Low. Security Unques tionable. Policies Liberal—Honest—No Two Thirds Swindle in Them. Settlements Prompt and Management bconomical. Agents wanted where no t represented. F. REEVES, Pres. R. L. HOWELL, Sec. dec 9-tf Tn nimncorn nf Mom Tor’oorr -J ---J ■ TO CATHERINE SCOTT, PATRICK SCOTT AND MARY TULLY. 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 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, ortho 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. B., 1870, 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 you are tbQ husband of said Catherine, and you Mary Tully are made defendant VuU ftre the daughter of Daniel MOflitt, how deceased, who was the brother of the said Ellen Garrett, and further you are all made defendants because you HAVo or claim to have some interest in the mUl property, as heirs at law of the said Ellen Garrett. Dated May 10th, 1884. J. HERBERT POTTS, Solicitor Complainant, 47 Montgomery Street, m ay 22-6t Jersey City, N. J. Notice in Partition. Notice is hereby given, that the subscribers, who claim to be tenants in common of the undivided one-fourth part oaeli of certain land and ri al estate situate in the city of Bridgeton, county of Cumberland, viz., a lot of land situate on the south side of Broad street, adjoining land of Ann Elwell on the west, Anson Ireland on the south, and land of the heirs of Susan II. Elwell on the east, having a front on Broad street of thirty-two feet and being one hundred anil seventy feet deep; Han nah 8. Grincr, David Lummis ami Jonathan Lummis being each entitled to an undivided one-fourth part thereof; anil Howard Elwell Mary Elwell, Francis Elwell anil John Elwell, being each entitled to an undivided one-six teenth part thereof; the said Mary Elwell, Fran cis Elwell and John Elwell being minors, will make application to the Orphan’s Court of the County uf Cumberland on the twenty-fifth day OT July next for the appointment or Commis sioners to divide the same between the said owners in the shares aforesaid. DAVID LUMMIS, JONATHAN LUMMIS. Dated June la, 1884,—28-5t A MISTAKE In supposing OUR STOCK is devoid of attractive features, or genuine BARGAINS. Although the weather has becdme warm and the season for a change of goods at hand, OUR STOCK * OF HEAVY GOODS If we may term Spring Suitings, Combination Plaids, and others of darker colors, is still in a fine condition to select a suit from, very satisfactory to the buyer. We have very many choice things left, and as a suit of this kind is indispensible from time to time during the Summer, and as it is somewhat late we offer SPECIAL RATES to those wishing still to purchase, CLOTHS, ALL WOOL SATINES, DeBEIGS AND FOULES, a. r'__:_i _• xxx ovxt vxxv>^, wx xxxx^u oiiauLr upikuc iuT ii traveling or a mountain dress, we can still display a very fine assortment. OUR BLACK GOODS Not devoid of interest; Buntings, Silk Grenadines, Nuns’ Veil ing, Albatross, Batisto, together with heavier goods of Otta mans, Brocades and Satines, though a broken yet not a meagre stock to select from. OUR CACHMERES, For which we labor so assiduously to select, buy and keep be fore OUR TRADE, are never allowed to become reduced in quantity, as our reputation for THE BEST, justly earned by our efforts to excel, is too valuable to carelessly lose. WHITE GOODS SEASON AT HAND, And OUR STOCK being complete in its assortment of Mulls, Linon Delndia’s, Victorias, and heavy Cord Piques; we are pre pared to display these with their trimmings of Swiss and Cam bric Embroideries and Oriental Laces Matched widths for flouncing, together with very many pieces not matched, bought unusually low which enables us to give special inducements. ALL OVER EMBROIDERIES, In the heavy goods as low as 50c.; finer grades at 75c. and $1.00; in the fine Swiss Embroidery abeautiful design for $2.50; a little later purchase, very fine, at $2.2^. These p-oods are expressly for the purpose of yokes, sleeves and children’s cape collars, adding much to the appearance of the dress and but lit tle extra expense. SWISS EMBROIDERED SUITS, Greatest bargain of the season, a recent purchase securing a few choice patterns, much below market value. CHINA SILKS In light Buff, Blue and Black with Polka Dots, 24 inches wide, only 65c. They make a beautiful cool Summer dress, not ex pensive, but being all silk are stylish and dressy, costing no more than cotton dresses. OUR SUMMER SILKS Need nothing in their praise. THE STOCK which was large at the beginning of the season is becoming rapidly smaller; the decrease of stock owing of course to OUR SPECIAL PRICES. We have still a few choice styles left also remnants at MARKED RATES. Everyone is perfectly aware that remnants will accumulate in every department, OUR SILK DEPARTMENT is not exempt, and we purpose offering them so low there will be no hesitancy in buying. NUNS VEILING In Cream, Pale Blue, Pink, Lavender and Tan, also the dark shades of Myrtle, Brown, Navy and Garnet. We have a lars^e _t- —■ A M 4- A .A J .V. AM.. A 4-_A_.1 . T /-”» . “ CVOOW1 u.m CVU XV^UULtU 1 cllCJs. Ill I CellII we nave several very pretty qualities; and the deep Cream Oriental Lace an attractive style of trimming. Ribbons to match all these shades for looping. LAWNS! LAWNS! Lovely designs; just arrived a fine large assortment at 12 1 2 cents; a special lot at 5c., and a number of beautiful pieces of French Lawns very much reduced. Linen Lawns in good styles. GINGHAMS In tiny checks, broken and block Plaids. Special price on American Zephyr; a large stock of these goods, fast colors and fine qualities. Chambrays and Seersuckers from 12 1-2 cents to 25 cents. PARASOLS! PARASOLS! In Coachings and other good styles made of Satin and fine Taffeta Silk, at low rates. Plain Parasols unusually low. JERSEYS! JERSEYS! Just the best fitting and lowest price, such as OUR HOUSE knows how to get and give our patrons, braided or plain, coat back or fine plaits. OUR OBJECT, to be the lowest and most successful in this line. Special lot at only $1.25, a nice fitting, good black; selling very rapidly. Call and ;See us and secure some of these wonderful bargains. W. H. Woodruff.