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VOL. XXXVII. BRIDGETON, N. J., THURSDAY, JULY 3,1884. NO. 1894
1776. 1884. 1 IN BRIDGETON. National Salute at Sunrise! PARADE, By A. L. ftobeson Post, No. 4 2,G. A. R. All societies, associations anti 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. in., sharp, and proceed to Harris’ Grove, where the Declaration of Independence WIU be read. r-A SHAM BATTLE^, Ill tnu 111 I LI 1 lull 11, >111*1 RIIRIEWOIRIKIS In the evening. TARGET PRACTICE by some of the crack shots of the Post, at 2.30. ,—BRASS AND STRING MUSIC—, Will be in attendance day and evening. 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. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE. june 2G-2t . WARNER HOUSE SEA BREEZE! I CELEBRATION. Grand Hop and Fireworks MUSIC ALL DAY. Fisli and Oijstcr Dinner. July ;j-it • C. F. & H. REEVES, liiiff ds D I Granite anfl Apte Iron Ware, REFRIGERATORS. Household Articles of Every Description. No. 97 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. June5-tf GRAND RACES AT WOODBURY PARK! Friday, July 8J^, BASE BALL MATCH, At 10 o’clock A. M„ sharp, Between the Woods town and Woodbury Clubs. Races commence at 11 o’clock, sharp, and con tinue all day. Three Minute Class, 7 entries. 2.40 “ “ 8 « 2.30 Paces “ 5 “ Running Race, f mile 2 in 3,6 “ Match Race for $500, between J. Wad dington’s (Phila.) Paul Jones, and C. T. Moloney’s (Woodbury) Minnie. All trains stop at the Park. ADMISSION, 50 CENTS. July 3-lt Dur usual success has attended 3ur efforts in placing before the Deople an array of Fine Clothing Not to be found elsewhere in Bridgeton. We have been, through the medium of FIRST CLASS CLOTHING, trvintr to educate the purchaser of trashy, poorly made Clothing to try our superior and well 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 terial. Fine CUTAWAY and SACK SUITS. Fine CASSIMERE PANTALOONS. Choice sup ply of SUMMER GOODS. Nobby patterns in SUITS FOR BOYS. Stylish SUITS FOR CHILDREN with the best and finest in MEN’S FURNISH INGS, HATS AND CAPS. Our line of nnnmn s urn nnnnn mm anu otiunio 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. m* pioneer. SI.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. One year ago there were 824 prison ers in the State Prison. Now there are 840. Over 10,000 rubber balls are made every day at the Lambertville Rub ber Works. Gen. Sewell will spend the brief hol idays which he can catch “between times” in his Cape May cottage. Each of the seventy-one inmates of the Gloucester county Almshouse cost on an average $105.70 per annum. The Amboy Division of the Penn sylvania Railroad has eighteen hun dred and ninety-seven employees. James Ryan, of Smith's Landing, Atlantic county, shipped over 3,000 bunches of asparagus this season. George Finn, a colored cook, and Lizzie Callahan, an Irish waitress at an Asbury Park hotel, have eloped. The headquarters of the Republican State Committee will be opened in Taylor’s Hotel, Jersey City, July 10. A new order from Washington com pels keepers of lighthouses on the Jer sey coast and rivers to wear a uniform. Aaron Inman, of Barnegat, is sup posed to be the oldest inhabitant of Ocean County. He is nearly 95 years old. The Sundry Civil Service bill fixes the salary of the United States Mar shal of New Jersey at $3,000 instead of fees. A charge against Assemblyman Flynn in reference to a Trenton girl is contradicted by authority of the girl's parents. A copper coin of the date of 1G00, was recently plowed up on Dr. J. E. Cooper's farm at Scobeyville, Mon mouth county. At South River, Middlesex county, a few days ago, a three-year-old child was caught in the draw-bridge and crushed to death. The Townsend Wrecking Company have secured over 800 tons of pig iron from the English steamer “Nompham,” sunk at Townsend Inlet. The West Jersey Game Society has appointed a special detective to arrest parties found shooting woodcock, quail and other game now out of sea son. Gov. Abbett has appointed C. H. Barney, of Hudson county, a Com missioner to represent this State at the next Cotton Exposition in New Orleans. Tiie annual encampment of the Sec ond Brigade will take place in the lat ter part of August. The place has not yet been selected, but it will probably be Bordentown. Tiie West Jersev Railroad is 102 ! miles in length; its receipts from pas sengers last year were $870,002.56, ami from freight $357,651.91; its expenses were $785,757.01. The seventeen year locust, or Cicada, has made its appearance on a line of woodland, second growth, from a lit tle south of Manasquan to Allenwood. The growth of the wood for the pres ent season is a good deal injured. The new act which makes it an of fense for the proprietor or keeper of a billiard saloon or pool room to permit : minors under eighteen years of age to | play billiards or pool and imposes a i fine of $20 for each offense, will go into j effect on Friday of this week, the j “Glorious Fourth."’ The bridge over the Delaware river, at Calhoun street, Trenton, was burned on Wednesday night of last week. The fire started at the Trenton side, and rushed like the wind from span to span, making a grand spectacle. The j loss will probably reach $40,000. The bridge originally cost $60,000. Six Italians employed in the con struction of' the railroad from Sea Isle City to Ocean City, werejdrowned on Thursday of last week, while crossing Corson’s Inlet. Another man was drowned while attempting to cross ; Great Egg Harbor Inlet. It is irnpos ! sible to get the names of the victims at 1 this time. The South Jerseyman says that El ■ mer Nieukirk, of Salem, has passed a i water snake which was over two feet in length. Mr. Nieukirk states that \ while drinking water from a spring thirty years ago the reptile, then ex ceedingly small, passed down his throat. It had given him great an ' noyance for'years. Lizzie Lynch, a servant employed in a. New York boarding house, recently risited Port Lee with her sister and a t inale friend. They walked along the j bluff together, and Lizzie went j too near and fell over. The others ^ caught at her, and succeeded in get- (• ting hold of her clothing, but it gave j way, and she went to the bottom, a fall of a hundred feet. She was in stantly killed. - t Thomas Aldridge, a Justice of the 3 Peace, and a Democratic politician in ( Jersey City, was committed to the jail f in Newark one day last week, by Judge ( McCarter of the Orphans’ Court for ( disobeying an order of the Court to \ pay over $1,375.79 belonging to the estate of William Parks, of which he ] was the executor. Aldridge admitted 1 that he had misappropriated the mon ey, and declared his inability to repay , it. Recently while Isaac and Daniel Woolman, were inspecting their Cedar Swamp near Vineentown, Burlington county, they were startled by a strange insf in front of + ” - —-D into the bushes they saw a huge snake just raising to spring at them. Isaac Woolman seeing their danger, seized a club near at hand and applied it vig orously upon his snakesliip and soon killed it. It measured six feet seven inches long, had thirteen rattles and a button. Emma Trautz, a Newark widow, who became infatuated with Anthony Burckhardt, a druggist, of No. 271 Or chard street, has been locked up at his instigation on the charge of disorderly conduct, in that she assaulted him and created a disturbance at his place. Four months ago Mrs. Trautz swal- ! lowed poison in his store in a fit of i despondency. She is a handsome j widow, but Anthony' does not appre- | ciate her beauty. Mrs. Trautz denies j that she threatened to kill Anthony, j but admits having declared that she would throw pepper in his eyes. The town of South Amboy, N. J., is greatly agitated over the question as j to who is the owner of a block of houses there, and it does not seem likely that a decision will be reached I until after a long and expensive law suit, There are thirty-nine dwellings and six stores on the block. Mr. A. Roll claims to be the owner of the block, and has notified all occupants to remove by tbe 2G inst. The prop erty was sold for taxes twenty-eight years ago, and the time is just expir ing. It is said that the purchaser of the property at tax sale has sold and deeded lots to many persons. A few months ago, a company' was formed in South Jersey for the pur pose of killing beef from large droves of cattle that were said to be running wild on Five Mile Beach, an island along the Cape May County shore. A few day's ago, Humphrey' Cresse, of imuaaeipnia, meet m the Court of Chancery a bill praying for an injunc tion and damages against Alexander Kerns, Oscar Smith, Frank Smith and John J. Stunner, who constitute the cattle-killing company. The bill as serts that a century or so ago, Five Mile Beach was purchased by four persons, who created ICO grazing rights, each right giving the holder the privi lege of pasturing one cow upon the island. Each purchaser took forty of these rights, and subsequently they passed by sale or descent into the pos session of a large number of persons, who now hold these grazing rights by | an unbroken chain of deeds and other ' records of title recorded in Cape May County. Mr. Cresse claims to own fortv-six rights, and the bill alleges that he has on the island forty-six cat tle and some calves. Aside "from his cattle, the bill sets forth, there are on the island only five cows. The bill asserts that the cattle-killing company has no legal right to any cattle on the island, and that even did they have such a title, they have no right to se ! cure their property by hunting their cattle over the island and shooting promiscuously all that come within range, without regard to marks of ownership. The International Lesson Committee ■ elected at the Convention held in Lou isville, June 11th to 13th, to select the Sunday School lessons for the seven ) years’ course, 1887-94, is composed of three members of the Methodist Epis ! copal, three Baptists, one Congrega l tionalist, one Episcopal, two Presby terian, one Lutheran, one Cumberland Presbyterian, one “Christian,” and one | “United Brethren,” from Connecticut, ! New York, Chicago, Toronto, Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kentucky, | Ohio, Rhode Island. Of the fourteen ' comprising the committee, six are new members. The following are the names ! of the Committee: Vincent, Hall, Ja j cobs, Blake, Hoge, Cunningham. Dun ning, Broodus, Rougher, Potts, Hinds, Errett, Berger, Randolph. IN BED FOR FORTY YEARS. A strange case of “Faith Cure” came a light at Cleveland, O., on Sunday, t is that of Miss Rebecca Kerbv who as been on an invalid’s bed forty ears, in a farm house just out of ilmrdon, a small town near Cleveland, luring that time she has only been n her feet twice and then only at the xpense of great suffering. For twen y-eight years she has not sat up and et it is told of her that that on Mon av, after prayer and an exercise of aith, she arose from her bed, sat in a hair for an hour and was able to walk mce across the room. Her story as old by herself is as follows: “In all my sickness,” she said, “I lave not once complained. I believed hat the dear Lord had a use for me in he world in this way, and that asiong is he thought it best that I should lie )n a bed of pain, I ought to lie there mmurmuring and with no word of re aellion. But of iate the matter has :ome to me in a new light. Dr. Hick nan of the Woodland Methodist Epis copal Church, has often sat by me and :alked with me. He read to me the promises, and led me gradually to see that I had a right to ask the Lord if my days of suffering were not about at in end, and if I might not be strong again. So I prayed and others prayed _:iL ___j e__ ti__i_ _ ” UliM 1VI 141V. A V H IVO VU1J VIA Monday of last week that, as I lay here praying, there came into my soul a feeling that now was the chosen time. I turned over in bed without pain. I sat up, lifted my feet and placed them on the floor. I moved into my chair by the bedside, and there I sat for the first time in twenty-eight or twenty nine years. I felt little pain and sat there for an hour, and later by the help of my nurse I stood on my feet and moved a half dozen steps to the door there and then came back. My back did not hurt me so much. Spinal trouble with complications of other character is what has afflicted me. But my feet were very tender. I have since sat up each day and been wheeled about in an invalid's chair in the next room.” Miss Kerby was stricken down at seventeen, over four decades ago. She could not believe her, physicians when they told her that she would never walk again, but as year after year went by, she still lay a helpless invalid with no signs of growing bet ter. At one time nearly thirty years ago, she was helped to her feet, but the effort was too much, and was aban doned. For seven years her voice failed her, and for fifteen years past, she has been afflicted with a fearful pain in her eyes and head. A remarkable affair, which could happen scarcely anywhere except in the Southwest, is reported from Ar kansas. The scene was a Baptist Church, six miles east of Hot Springs, and Sunday the time. Lew Dishowan and Peter Lewis were rivals for the hand of the minister's young daughter, and each avowed the intention of see ing her home. As Lewis rnaved toward the girl's pew Dishowan opened tire upon him. Lewis returned the fire and the congregation made rapid exit by the doors and windows. Neither of viucncio wets mill, UUU, Ufiuy U1S armed, they agreed to retire to the woods and tight it out with their fists. The girl asked to speak privately with Lewis a minute before the fight, which was granted. While the congregation were awaiting the result of the fist fight, a pistol shot was heard, and when the people rushed to the spot they found Disliowun dying from a shot through the lungs. He said that he was getting the better of Lewis when the latter drew a Derringer quickly from his boot-leg and shot him. The girl had placed the weapon there during her brief conference with Lewis just before the fight. A man and woman were caught on the Northern Railroad Bridge, near Montville, Conn., one evening lately by a train that suddenly rounded a curve and swept down upon them. The man suddenly tossed his compan ion over the rail into the water below, and then vaulted over himself and rescued the woman from drowning. Those who witnessed the affair say that it was unsurpassed for cool brav ery. The nomination of either Cleveland or Bayard, or any other candidate be lieving in the principles with which they are identified, would drive thou sands of Democrats to vote for Mr. Blaine, who is by no means such a weak candidate as the outcries of the political Pharisees in his own party would lead you to suppose.—Labor Standard (Dem.) AN EXCITING SHIPWRECK. One of the most thrilling shipwrecks that has been seen on the coast for years, occurred Thursday 'afternoon. The schooner “L. & A. Babcock,” hail ing from Somers Point, and com manded by Oapt. Henry Babcock, which put out from Philadelphia a few days ago, loaded with coal for Boston, sprung aleak when off Bay Head, Bar negat Bay. The captain was com pelled to run his vessel ahead of the wind all day. while the crew worked at the pumps. About four o'clock Thursday after noon, the vessel was first discovered making for Station 15, just north of Barnegat Inlet. The vessel was beached opposite the station in hopes of being relieved by the life-saving crew. The captain of Station 15, however, was not at his post, and as the vessel began to go to pieces Capt. Joe Reed, of Sta tion 13. three miles distant, rushed to the assistance of the wreck, and ar rived there in time to shoot a line over the vessel: but the members of the crew were so weak from working the pumps that they could not draw the ropes through the surf, and the vessel broke to pieces while they were en deavoring to do so. In one hour after flirt r,r, ^,1 _. 1L ! Ill 11 - --» >-nuva V/UU1U UC Vila cerned but a lot of broken pieces of timber. The first person to go from the ves sel was Mrs' Scarborough, wife of the mate, who had gone on this trip with her husband. She was struck by a falling spar while being held by her husband, and was knocked from his arms into the sea. Her husband im mediately sprang after her. and was afterward picked up on the beach un conscious. A Swede seaman swam ashoi-e and was saved. The captain, the mate's wife and three seamen were drowned. Captain Joel Ridgway, of the Barne gat City Station, with a volunteer crew, pulled across the Inlet in a surf boat directly in the facfe of the terrific storm, with the wind registering 64 miles an hour, but arrived too late to do other than resuscitate the mate and render other little assistance. The Swede seamen could hardly speak Eng lish, but said that the wife of the mate had borne up bravely from the time of the springing of the leak until the going to pieces of the vessel, when her shrieks were heart-rending. Mate Scarborough is from Mays Landing, where he left two motherless children. The vessel’s cabin aud articles of furni ture were washed ashore. It is feared that other wrecks have taken place, as the beach was strewn with drift and Virginia pine wood. The storm was terrible. Cars standing on the narrow-gauge road at Barnegat City, were blown over, and no boats left either that place or Beach Haven to connect with the railroads. Many people watched the vessel go to pieces. Samuel Houston, Jr., a son of Gen. Samuel Houston, former Governor of Tennessee, was born in Texas in 1841. The United State claimed that Texas was a portion of the Louisiana Terri tory. purchased of France in 1S03. Spain did not agree to this claim of the Lmted States. In 1819 the United States, by treaty with Spain, relin quished allterritory west of the Sabine River, as part consideration for Flor ida. Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845 by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Samuel Houston, Jr., is nominated for Presi dent of the United States, and in No vember, 1884, receives a majority of the electoral votes for the office. Can he legally hold the office of President of the United States? That question is under discussion by the law students of Vanderbilt University. In Walla Walla, W. T., a model city of 7,000 inhabitants, a municipal ordi nance prohibits any boy or girl under 14 years of age from being out alone after dark. Another regulation is that a child sent for a physician must be given a permit to do so. No tobbac eonist can sell to children under 14 years of age, and Sunday liquor selling is punishable by a heavy fine. | (A temperance advocate charged the editor of a Western religious paper with drinking whiskey. The editor in some astonishment replied, “Why, you wouldn’t expect me to eat it with a spoon, would you?” There is a fortune in so small a thing as a device for fastening a necktie. One of the patents in that line has just been sold to a company for $1,000,000 in cash and royalties that may amount to as much more. Before condemning, search for con doning circumstances.