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McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may." TERMS, Si.50 per year, in advance
Commissioners' Sale
By virtue of an order for sale, made by the
Orphans’ Court of th& County of Cumberland,
on the twelfth day of May, A. D., 1884, and to
us directed, we will sell at public vendue.
On Saturday, July 19th, 1884,
Between the hours of twelve o’clock, noon, and
five o’clock, afternoon, of said day,to wit: at two
o’clock, p. in. of said day, in front of the
Doughty House, in the city of Millville, all those
certain tracts of land bounded as follows:
No. 1 Being a lot of land on the west side of
Fourth street in the city of Millville, aforesaid,
containing 45 60-100 square perches of land, and
is Lot No. 8, as per map made by Samuel Wills
of the estate of Nathaniel Foster, deceased, and
which the said William K. Bethel, deceased, be
came seized of by deed from Nathaniel Strut
ton, executor, and from James Hutton and j
wife by deed dated August 11th, i860, and re
corded in book C. D. of Deeds, page485. &c.
No.'Z Isa lot of land on the North side of
Vine street, in the city of Millville, adjoining
land formerly owned by Andrew Dooling, con
taining 40 square perches more or less, and is
the samtyvhich Thomas H. Sheklon and wife
conveyed to the late; William K. Bethel, de
ceased, by deed dated November 13th, 1863, and
recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the county of
Cumberland, in book C. 1). of Deeds, page 484.
No. 3 Is a tract of upland and meadow lying
' on the west side of Maurice River on the east
side of the road leading from Millville to
Buckshutem, containing C 15-100 acres of land
and meadow, more or less, being Lot No. 33, as ;
per map made by Samuel Wills, and which the
late William K. Bethel became seized of by I
deed from Daniel B. Shaw and wife, dated July |
31st, 1865, and recorded in the County Clerk’s
office in book C. It. of Deeds, page 100.
No. 4 Is a tract of upland and meadow situate
in the city of Millville, on the east side of the
road leading from Millville to Buckshutem, con
taining 6 30-100 acres, more or less, and which
the late William K. Bethel, deceased, became
seized of by deed from Henry B. Cheesman and
win, uuini /vu^iisi ^tui, iouij, uuu leuuium lit
the Clerk’s office of tlie County of Cumberland,
in Book C. It. of Deeds, page 188, &c.
No. 5 Is the one-lialf of a lot on the north
side of Mulberry street, in the city of Millville,
containing 22)4 square rods of land, more or
less, and is the same that the late William K.
Bethel, deceased, became seized of by deed
from Theophilus E. Harris. Sheriff of the Coun
ty of Cumberland, dated March 23rd, 1850.
Dated May 16,1884. Commissioners.
June 19-ts—Prs. fee $12.60.
Fortescue Island,
Is now open for the season and ready for the
reception and entertainment of transient guests
or permanent boarders.
Has been completely renovated and fitted up,
and is in first-class order, offering the attrac
tion of room second to none on the bay. Is
well furnished, and protected by good nettings.
will be kept up to a high standard of excellence,
the cooking and service being as in the past.
Are always abundant and fresh from the ponds.
An Artesian Well is being sunk, which will
supply good, fresh water, a want always felt at
this place. The Causeway has been rebuilt,
and now the finest carriage can be driven over
the road free from mud.
The Beach is in better condition than it has
been for years, being smooth and free from
are roomy, and new suits have been provided.
A Fine Pavilion right on the beach, with res
taurant on the lower tioor.
The Yacht, with a good, careful commander, ;
will be always in attendance, with line, bait,
&c., ready for parties. Hundreds of fish are
now being caught from the pier.
The new managers will endeavor to make it
pleasant for all. Good Music at all times.
Rates of board per week, $7 to $10, according
to location of rooms.
Fish and Oyster Dinner,50 cts.
For further information, address,
GANDY & DOWN HAM, Proprietors, i
July 10-tf Newport, Cumb. Co., N. J. I
Commissioners’ Sale
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By virtue of an order for sale made by the .
Orphans’ Court of the County of Cumberland, i
on the twelfth day of May, A. D., 1884, and to
us directed, we will sell at public vendue,
On Saturday, July 19th, 1884,
Between the hours of 12 o’clock, noon, and 5
o’clock, afternoon, of said day, to wit : at 2
o’clock, }). m., of said day in front of the
Doughty House, in the city of Millville, all that
certain house and lot, situate in the city of ;
Millville, aforesaid, and bounded as follows:
Beginning at a stake or stone, standing on
the south side of Main street and east side of
Fifth street, where it crosses the same and runs
thence south one degree west, 11 rods and 15
links, more or less, to Smith street ; thence
south 89 degrees east, along Smith street, 5 rods
to a stake; thence, lid, north one degree east
11 rods and 15 links to Main street • tlicuce south
89 degrees west five rods more or less to the be
ginning, containing 58 square perches, more or
Dated May 10th, 1884. Commissioners,
iune 19-ts—Prs. $7.20.
Notice in Partition.
subscribers, who claim to be tenants in
common of the undivided one-fourth part each
of certain land and real 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 tile south, and land of
the heirs of Susan B. Elwell on the east, having
a front on Broad street of thirty-two feet and
being one hundred and seventy feet deep; Han
nah S. Griner, David Lummis and Jonathan
Lummis being each entitled to an undivided
one-fourth part thereof; and Howard Elwell,
Mary Elwell, Francis Elwell and 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 of Cumberland on the twenty-fifth day
of July next for the appointment of Commis
sioners to divide the same between the said
owners in the shares aforesaid.
Dated June 19, 1884.—2(>-5t
Principal teacher at Newport. Middle aged
man preferred. Must give good reference.
june26 2t B. F. COSIER, District Clerk.
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
to try our superior and well
maae varments, convincing tne
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.
[JMjc pioneer.
SI.50 Per Year.
Published every Thursday morninpr, at No. CO
East Commerce Street, (up stairs.)
MoCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers.
Isaac Shreeve, of Camden, found near
Merchantville a few days ago, a five
legged turtle with the date “1756” cut
on its back.
Samuel Sayres, of Cape May Court
House, recently caught a ten pound
sheepshead in the teeth of his clam
tongs, while clamming.
Judiah Ewing, of Klinesville, Hun
terdon county, broke his arm on Tues
day morning of last week, while in the
act of throwing a stone.
Bloomsbury, Hunterdon county, is
to have another bank, with a capital
of $50,000, and $30,000 of the amount
has already been subscribed.
A wooden shoe, of the Norwegian
pattern, was picked up on the beach
at Beach Haven, a few' days ago, by
Miss Anna Coppuck, of Mount Holly.
The rolling mill at Dover, Morris
county, has been shut down until Sep
tember 1st. In the meantime many
improvements will be made at the
Dr. Merrill Edwards Gates, presi
dent of Rutgers College, has been ap
pointed by President Arthur a mem
ber of the Board of Indian Commis
The premiums to be offered by the
Burlington County Agricultural So
ciety at their next annual fair, aggre
gate $13,000, an increase of $2,000 over
last year.
Miss Dora Krainer, a Monmouth Co.
girl, had the highest average at the
Normal College in New York, this
year. Last year she also enjoyed that
Jersey City is flush. The New York
Lake Erie and Western Railway Com
pany paid into the treasury on Wed
nesday of last week, $76,107.70 on ac
count of back taxes.
Captain Frank Ducasse, of Atlantic
City, caught a turtle that weighed
over one hundred pounds, a few days
ago, and the monster has been on ex
hibition in the town.
Restaurateur Munyon, of Penns
grove, Salem county, attracts the curi
osity of his customers with five full
grown white rats, which he keeps in a
cage at his restaurant.
The name of the Italian recently
washed ashore at Holly Beach was
Guisseppe Altini. A hole was discov
ered in his forehead, which is supposed
to have been made by a bullet, while
there was a terrible wound in the ab
While carelessly handling a loaded
gun at Hanover Neck, Morris county,
a few days since, Edward Keck re
ceived the charge in his right arm,
splintering the bone and severing all
the arteries. He narrowly escaped
bleeding to death.
Robert H. White recently exhumed
wlmt is tlionp-hf. lie nn Trwlinn HYP
while working on his place in Shrews
bury, Monmouth county. It is of
some soft heavy substance, ten inches
in length, and four in width at the
end, where the handle may have been.
At the meeting of the New Jersey
bicyclists at Red Bank, on the 4th
inst., the Secretary of the Division, re
ported that there were eighteen bi
cycle clubs in the State. On April 1st
the membership was 25G; since then he
had received applications for member
ship from 124.
Five men, while repairing an empty
coal bin at the Lehigh Valley coal
wharves at Perth Amboy,on Thursday
of lust week, were buried beneath tons
of coal by the breaking of an adjoin
ing bin. The men were dug out alive.
Three had broken arms and legs, and
the other two were so badly hurt that
they cannot live.
At Ocean Grove on Tuesday, Aug
ust 1st, will be held the fifth annual re
union of the Christian Commission,
consisting of the Sanitary Commission
and the chaplains of the different reg
iments in the late war, and will con
tinue three days. George H. Stuart,
of Philadelphia, President of the Com
mission, will preside.
A cyclone passed over an orchard
near Wyckoff, Bergen county, recent
ly, and destroyed every one of the 21
apple trees in the field. It was one of
the most peculiar storms ever seen in
that vicinity. A small child was
picked up by the wind, and was only
saved from injury by a man hastily
seizing and holding it till the wind
passed over.
The bays arid sounds along the coast
in Cape May and Atlantic are alive, so
to speak, with crabs. They are caught
b}’ amateurs by the hundred.
George Lanabee, who had been an
employee of the Jersey City ferry for
twenty years, and at one time chief
engineer, shot himself in the head re
cently, and is not expected to recover.
He is thought to have been partially
A State Milk Inspector unexpected
ly dropped into a creamatory at Ser.
geantville, Warren county, a few days
^go, and analyzed the milk which was
being sold to the concern by farmers
of the vicinity. The creamatory peo
ple were highly indignant when the
Inspector proved to them that tliey
were paying 21 cents per quart Jfor a
great deal of water in lieu of milk.
From the Hunterdon Republican-.
John A. Davis, of Glen Gardner, has
in his garden a dwarf apple tree which
is really a curiosity. The tree is only
thirty-three inches high from the
ground, and has seven small branches
leading out from the trunk, which is
only one and three quarter inches in
diameter. These branches have grown
thirty-seven fine apples almost to ma
turity. The tree is the growth of a
sprout taken from the root of another
dwarf. This is its second bearing.
John Clark, aged 45, died at Belle
ville, on Wednesday of last week, from
the effects of a blow on the head dealt
by William Black, his nephew. The
two men had a dispute on Monday,
and that night, after Black had retired
to bed, Clark entered his room, armed
with a gun. at the same time announc
ing his intention of shooting his neph
ew. Black sprang out of bed, seized
the gun, and after a short struggle
succeeded in securing the weapon,
with which he struck Clark a terriffic
blow on the head. Clark fell to the
floor unconscious, and remained in
that condition until Wednesday morn
ing, when he died. Black, who is only
18 years old, has not been arrested.
Fifty Honey-Comb Quilts at 92 cents,
| worth $1.25, at McGear’s, on Monday
! and Tuesday, July 21st and 22d.

While a party of men were fishing
off the banks, seven miles out from
Sea Isle City, Monday afternoon, they
observed the masts of a vessel sticking
up out of the water. They rowed
over to inspect the wreck, and sudden
ly Harry Williams cried out: “My
God! boys, that is father's schooner.”
“How dc you know?” asked one of the
men. “By the cross tree that we fixed
with the block, to reeve the halyards
through,” answered Williams, “before
she started on her last voyage. God
help them, they are all lost!” and the
young man fell fainting in the boat.
The party rowed around the spot for
some time and found the yawl belong
ing to the vessel bottom up. They
then rowed back to shore, and after
Williams had recovered somewhat
from the terrible shock he managed
to give some account of the lost vessel.
The Schooner Deborah Diverty was
owned in Dennisville, a place about
fifteen miles from Sea Isle City, and
was commanded by Captain Frank
about 800 tons burden, and carried
soft coal between Philadelphia and
Eastern ports. On her last trip Cap
tain Williams had with him his wife,
Ruth, two sons, John and Frank, a
steward and his wife, and two deck
hands, whose names are unknown.
The vessel is thought to have left
Boston about four weeks ago, and
since then nothing has been heard of
About three weeks ago the life-sav
ing service discovered that a vessel
had been wrecked off Sen Isle, but its
name was unknown until Harry Wil
liams accidentally discovered that it
was his father’s craft. All on board
are believed to have been lost. The
father and mother of Captain Williams
keep a hotel in Dennisville, where they
are highly respected. His aged moth
er is totally blind although her other
senses are remarkably acute, and her
grief and despair upon learning of the
death of her son were terrible.
Harry Williams had been closely as
sociated with his father in working on
the schooner and occasionly repairing
portions of it, and for that reason, as
one of his companions said, “could
recognize any portion of it as easily as
he could a chair in his house.” Since
the discovery the young man has been
unflagging in his exertions to gain
some clue to the disaster.
S. E. McGear & Bro. will do just as
they advertise to do on Bargain days,
Monday and Tuesday, July 21st and 33d.
Port Elizabeth.
Frank Lee is having a new fence
juilt, and other improvements made
iround his residence. He appears to
se getting ready for the Fall cam
Geo. Harris has been giving his
bouse a fine coat of paint. Esquire
Dan. Harris is also up to the times,
and is making improvements about
his home and business place.
One night last week Gideon Biggs,
of Bricksboro, came near losing his
horse. He heard a noise, and going
out to the barn he found that the ani
mal had caught his hind shoe in his
chain halter. On attempting to clear
his foot the poor beast had cut a deep
gash with the shoe under his jaw.
Mr. Biggs sent for help, and by the
aid of a cold chisel, the horse was cut
loose. The gash in the jaw was sewed
up, and the animal is now doing well.
There is a discussion here about
whether the school-house shall be
painted green or white. The question
is not yet settled, but will be in the
course of a few days.
Things look improved about the
parsonage. Rev. C. W. Livezly has
had the trunks of two old trees re
Wilson Bauks, of Manumuskin, ex
pects to move to the Port next month,
where he will reside hereafter.
Jona. Ayars and wife, of Roadstown,
spent the Sabbath with Capt. Shaw.
Mr. F. R. Willis, our enterprising
butcher, has moved into his new es
tablishment. The building is situate
in East Fairton. near the Cumberland
and Maurice River Railroad, and is
one hundred feet long, by thirty-two
feet wide. The first floor is divided
into seven parts, consisting of a
slaughtering house, engine room, lard
and sausage apartment, boiler room
for the manufacture of fertilizer, car
riage house, main office and prisTate
office. These are also set apart, one
from the other, by partitions. There
is a railroad running through nearly
the entire building. When a beef or
hog is killed it can be taken to all
parts of the building, without once
being lifted by hand. The meat wag
ons are backed in their several apart
ments, and at the back of each there
is a small door in the partition, and a
row of heavy blocks and benches
which runs along them. Each ped
dler has his own block and bench, so
that in the morning when he is cutting
up his meat, all he has to do is to ship
it into the wagon, without scarcely
taking a step. Connected with this
department there are innumerable
hooks on which to hang hams, meat,
etc. Besides all these conveniences,
Mr. Willis has had a very large refrig
erator built in the building in which
he can preserve a vast amount of meat
in the Summer season. In the cellar
he has a smoke-house. In the upper
story there is to be bath and sleep
ing rooms, and water tanks. There
are admiriable facilities for carrying
off the water, and refuse from the es
tablishment, it being conveyed some
distance away from the building
through iron pipes. By this method
the building is kept clean and pure.
The pumping apparatus is a new in
vention, and is perfect in its workings,
furnishing pure water through pipes
to every apartment, and also to the
barn. The barn is so arranged as to
hold ten horses and a large number of
cattle. It is forty-eight by fifty-five
feet, and will hold a vast amount of
hay. There will be a switch to con
nect the Cumberland and Maurice
River Railroad with his stock yard, by
which cattle and hogs will be unload
ed direct from the cars to the yard.
During the coming Fall and Winter
Mr. Willis will enter the meat and
pork packing business more largely
than ever. He will put on more wag
ons, for retailing, and also increase his
wholesale trade. The new establish
ment and the increased business will
give employment to a large number
of men. This is an important item to
Fairton, and the proprietor deserves
the thanks of the community for his
energy and enterprise. A few more
men like F. R. Willis, and this place
would soon boom into large propor
Schooner “Abbie S.” arrived recent
ly with another load of coal for Joseph
Smith, and then sailed to Baltimore
for a load of oyster shells for Capt.
Ephraim Mulford, of Cedarville. This
will be the third load of shells which
the “Abbie S.” 1ms carried to Maurice
River Cove for planting purposes.
Wood Lewallen. aged sixteen years,
was accidentally struck in the groin
by a scythe in the hands of another
boy on his father's farm, near this
place, a few days since. He bled to
death before medical aid could be sum
The Temperance Cadets will run an
excursion to Cape May, on Friday
July 18th.
A. M. Kendall, the jeweler, has just
returned from Chicago, where he has
been in attendance at the Democratic
The Orion Base Ball Club, of Phila
delphia, crossed bats with the Millville
Club, one day last week. The home
club won by a score of three to one.
The Republican states that “there
was great anxiety among the Demo
crats to hear from Chicago," and then
adds the following: “A great many of
our citizens are sufferers from inflam
matory rheumatism." John, this is
rough on the Democracy!
A correspondent of one of our town
papers says that “the dog nuisance
should be abated." He thinks “777 of
the noisy brutes should be turned into
manure to fertilize the surrounding
During the season just closed, fifteen
thousand quarts of raspberries were
shipped every day to Philadelphia,
-auu utiltfl poillto.
Two tramps have been arrested on
suspicion of robbing a number o
houses. Among those robbed were
Mrs. Hanford, on Oak road, of watch
! and money, valued at £G0; Mr. Hinds,
on Landis avenue, and Mr. Tornble
son. of money and jewelry, to the value
of £100. The works of a leather sew
ing machine, valued at £125, on the
farm of Bachman k Brooman, of Phil
adelphia, on the Malaga road, were
also stolen.
Michael Potter's Centennial Anni
versary comes off at Willow Grove, on
Friday of this week, July 18th. Pre
siding Elder Wm. Walton, Revs. C. H.
j Whiticar, J. L. Roe, and J. L. Rodgers,
j of the M. E. Church, will be present
and deliver addresses.
The blackberry season has opened
in good earnest. Large shipments of
berries are being made every day to
the city markets.
Dr. John Ingram, one of Vineland’s
best citizens, has removed to Savan
nah, Ohio. Dr. Ingram has been a
resident of Landis township, for sev
eral years past, and was an active and
leading citizen. His removal is a pub
lic loss.
Two Sxake Stories.—Mrs. J. A.
I Lewis, of Columbia, Connecticut, heard
j a great outcry among a flock of rob
| ins which were wheeling about the
top of a tall fir near her house. The
birds uttered piercing screams as they
dashed wildly in and out among the
branches. Mrs. Lewis approached the
tree, and saw a black snake, five feet
long, coiled about a branch near the
top. on which there was a robin’s
nest. The snake was swallowing a
nearly full grown bird. Farm hands
were summoned, who climbed the tree,
knocked the snake down and killed it.
As soon as help arrived the robins
perched on the trees and watched the
result with an appearance of anxiety.
Black snakes frequently climb small
trees and bushes, but no one there
about ever heard of one making its
way to the top of a forty-foot tree be
Grapevine is uie name ot a Greene
County, New York, hamlet, and from
there eouies the story of ail exciting
adventure with a snake. Tiie Clinton
family is one of the best known in
that part of the county. One day re
cently, Miss Laura Clinton, while out
walking on one of the country roads,
saw a large snake coming toward her.
Fear gave her ileetness of foot, but she
! ran none too fast, as the reptile fol
lowed her to within a few feet of her
home, where, after a lively tussle, it
was killed by a man named George
Hunt. By actual measurement the
length of the snake was 5 feet SB inches.
It died hard.
A girl on horseback, with her feet on
the unusual side of the beast, is de
scribed by a correspondent of the
Omaha UcvuM. Her saddle was in re
versal of established usage, because
she is an inveterate horsewoman, and
she is convinced that, by spending
hours every day in a cramped position,
with her feet always thrown distort
edly to the same side, she was getting
so she felt “lopsided,” and it took the
rest of a day after a long ride for the
sensation to wear off that she was
“wound up and set, like a toy locoino
to run round and round in a cirole.”
In character, in manners, in style, in
all things, the supreme excellence is

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