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McC-OWAN & NICHOLS, Ediloisand Publishers. “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” TERU« <61 - . . _, ___J ®L50 per year, in advance. VOL. XXXVU._BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 7,1884. isro fxjss! NO EXCITEMENT! AT THE ENTERPRISE! But a steady, sure and safe business constantly going on. We continually deal out to our increasing trade the same honest measure of jus tice which always Characterized our Establishment. WE OFFER No Catchpenny Induce ments, 1 By displaying a few low grade goods at ridiculous figures, but continue as heretofore, by * Keeping only such Goods on .sale as will surely merit a continuance of patronage. OUR STRONGHOLD IS Fine Material! ■» t WE EXCEL IN Good, Substantially Made CLOTHING AND 1 1 I We endeavor to conform our profits to j the general expense of con ducting a first-class And to those who are desirous of se curing good raiment, we extend a cordial invitation to examine our Large Variety, Promising at all times courteous treat ment, and a cheerful disposi . tion to show goods. Respectfully, P. H. Goldsmith & Co. 31 • 33. 35 S. Laurel St. I BRIDGETON, N. J. i f\% pioneer. ®l.BO Per Year. Published overv Thursday morning, at No. GO East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. Cyreinus V. Golden, of Branchburg, Monmouth county, cele brated their golden wedding on the 26th ult. The new Grand Army Post at Boon ton, Morris Co., has been named John Hill Post, after ex-Congressman Hill, “the soldiers’ friend.” A general panic exists among the saloon and restaurant keepers and ! other business men of Atlantic City, ; over tl-.e alarmingly large amount of 1 counterfeit money which is being circulated among them. The Burlington County Temperance Alliance has unanimously resolved to abandon that organization and cast j its lot with the Prohibition party, j The latter will hold a convention at Mount Holly in September to nomi nate a county ticket and a candidate for Congress. A few nights ago it was discovered that Mount Holly’s water supply was about exhausted, and an investigation led to the discovery that the engineer at the water works had been on a spree for several days, and had neglected to run the pumping engine. A new en gineer has been secured. The State Board of Assessors have determined to employ experts in the different branches to examine nil the property of the railroad companies in the State, in order to ascertain their condition and value. It is their view to secure men of conceded ability in their departments, in order to have the work thoroughly performed. Hon. Allan L. McDermott has in his possession the first money paid to the State Assessors. It is a five dollar bill which a small insurance company sent to the Board, instead of to the State Comptroller. Mr. McDermott replaced it with another bill, and after having the original properly endorsed, placed it in a frame, and will retain it as a souvenir. The Washington Headquarters As- [ sociation, of Morristown, has issued an j appeal “to such families in Morris and adjacent counties as may have in their i possession objects of Revolution or ante-Revolutionary interest to present or entrust to us for safe keeping to en rich our already valuable collection, and to interest and delight future gen erations. Old coins or medals, old fur niture, arms, articles of household or personal use or ornament, old docu ments or letters of Washington or his Generals; indeed anything curious or interesting of Revolutionary date, will be thankfully received.” The liquor dealers of Camden are greatly exercised over the operations ; of an ordinance lately passed by the 1 City Council, which increases the i license fee from $72 to $200 and pro-, bihits any freeholder from signing the '■ application for license of more than one liquor dealer. There are not, in some wards, enough freeholders to j sign for all the liquor sellers, even if all of them were disposed to do so. In consequence, though the license year expires only with the calendar j'ear, several applications have already been filed with the City Clerk. The liquor dealers who are freeholders are signing for each other, ami yet many ' have not secured enough names. An old lady named King, 78 years ] old, entered the Erie Railroad Station at Paterson, on Friday, and bought a ticket for Hohokus, which was as far as her money would take her. She was on her way to Rliinebeck, New \ork, to the home of her children, and she had come from Wheeling W. Va. Her son and daughter had sent her money to come to them, but she had spent most of it to pay the expenses caused by her husband’s sickness and death, and started from Wheeling with only six dollars. This took her to Baltimore. From there she made her way to Newark, a large part of the way on foot, being helped along the journey by sympathetic strangers with food and short rides. It took her three weeks to go from Baltimore to Newark. At Newark some one gave her money enough to get to Paterson, where she secured lodging on Thurs day night at the police station, in the morning a restaurant keeper gave her breakfast and the money which she spent for a ticket to Hohokus. The old lady was cheerful, and seemed confident of getting safely to Rhine beck to see her children. Green and Henderson, the prisoners who escaped from the Belvidere, War ren Co., jail on Thursday night, have armed themselves with guns, and are now secreted in the Lehigh moun tains, near Bethlehem. The horses stolen by them have since been found wandering in the country. The police are in search of the fugitives. The drainage of the Great Meadows in Warren county, which has been go ing on for some time under the care of the Geological Survey of this State, is proceeding favorably. Ordinary rains are quickly carried off, the autumnal and miasmatic diseases, formerly so much dreaded in that neighborhood, lm%-e disappeared; and the waste swamp land, wherever brought into cultivation, shows a decided superior ity over the surrounding uplands. The best dressed woman at Atlantic City is said to be a jewess. Her ward robe is superior in quantity and qual ity to any at the seashore, and prob ably is not equalled in the United States. She never puts on the same dress twice in a season at one resort, though she will go through with the wardrobe again at Saratoga. The job ought to bring a reward to liervanity, for certainly it is arduous. She rarely rests while on parade, but walks inces santly on the verandas and through the corridors of her hotel. She is thus afoot for hours without intermisson. The taste shown in her garments is ex cellent, and all are beautiful as well as costly. Our old friend. James S. Eldredtre. of Springfield, 111., formerly of this city, sends us a pleasant letter, and encloses a clipping from the Spring field Evening Post which gives an ac count of the homing of two pigeons that were brought there from Cleve land, Ohio, by express, before being sent off one was named Blaine, the other Cleveland. Blaine arrived in Cleveland eighteen minutes sooner than Cleveland, and friend James re gards it as a straw which shows the course of the political wind. He is an enthusiastic, uncompromising Repub lican and has faith in the election of our gallant and honored standard bearers.—Cape May Star. A traveller to Long Branch describes a thing characteristic of the specula tive sort of business men who so largely make up the season’s multitude at the famous seaside resort. A dozen men, lacking room in the smoking car of the crowded train, went to enjoy their ci gars in the baggage car. Here was a baby carriage lying on its side, thus bringing one wheel uppermost and horizontal. Hot a minute had elapsed before a broker wrapped a bit of paper around a spoke. "How, gentlemen,” he said, “stand around the wheel of fortune while I whirl it thus,” and he gave the wheel a turn. “It costs you 25 cents apiece, and the man in front of whom the marked spoke stops takes the pot. Make your game while the wheel is revolving.” During the ride of an hour and a half, the impromptu game did not of an instant lag. A few weeks ago, John Berry, living near Deckertown, Sussex Co., was ar ■•nof Oil nVinnrvn.l » ...» man who lived with him as his wife, nnd her two children, the woman and one of the children dying. The poison used was Paris Green, and the woman charged Berry with the crime before she died. Berry was lodged in jail at Newton, he had a son, Joseph, who was married and lived near Decker town. He has treated his wife badly for some time, and on Saturday last she left him and returned to her pa rents. Tuesday evening he went to see her and tried to induce her to return to him. She refused to do so. He took a parcel from his pocket, and, ex claiming, “Then I'll put myself where fatherdid Becky Cartright,” swallowed tlxe contents of the parcel. It con tained Paris Green. Berry is still alive, but he will die. B. S. Lott, of Vernon township, Sussex county, exhibits a rectangular stone, upon one end of which appears an exact representation of a man's face, including the mouth, eyes, nose, ears and hair, to which is also added an abundant growth of whiskers. The hair upon the back of the head is very uniform, and has a strong ten dency to appear curly, while it is also combed to the front of the ears repre senting a gentleman of station of the seventeenth century. The image bears a very striking resemblance to that of George Washington, which character istic has been frequently noted by those who have viewed it. The speci men is of limestone formation, and is one of the numerous varieties annu ally plowed up in that locality. It was discovered on what is known as Belcher’s Island, in the Wallkill. Numerous Indian relics ure also found in that locality. balance of trade. Mr. iN'immo, Chief of the bureau of Statistics, has transmitted to the Secre tary of the Treasury his report on the foreign commerce of the United States for the month of June, 1884, and for the year ended June 30th, 1884. It ap pears from the statement that tiie bal ance of trade in favor of the United States during the last fiscal year was $72,098,000, as against a balance in our favor during the year ended June 30th, 1883, of 1109,650,488. The total value of the exports of merchandise during the fiscal year just closed amounted to $40,513,500, as ngainst $823,830,402 dur ing the previous fiscal year, a falling oil of $3,325,842. The imports of mer chandise amounted to $G67,714,5G3, as against $723,180,914 during the preced ing fiscal year, a falling off of $55,466, 351. The decrease in the total value of the exports of domestic merchandise during the year ended June 30th 1884, was due chiefly to the falling off of cotton, wheat, wheat, flour, hops, to bacco and manufactures of tobacco and fruits. There was, however, dur ing the fiscal year just closed a marked increase in the exports of cattle, oils, provisions, copper and manufactures of copper, rye and corn. The decrease in the total value of imports during the year ended June 30th, 1884, was largely due to the falling off in the values of the imports of iron and steel and the manufactures thereof, cotton manufactures, hides and skins, bread stuffs, tea, wines, flax, hemp and jute, and manufactures thereof, earthen, stove and chinaware, leather and manu factures of leather, art works subject to duty, manufactures of wool, hops and tobacco manufactures thereof. There was, however, a considerable in crease in the values of imports of sugar and molasses and of coffee. Tliere is a wondrous beauty at Long Branch according to several writers. Her name is Gloria Cespedes. She is a daughter of Gen. Cespedes, who was killed about fourteen years ago in the Cuban revolution. Twins were born to the widow a few months after her patriot husband’s death, and Miss Gloria is one of them. She is described as a most beautiful specimen of the pure Spanish type. Her face, while characteristic of her nationality, is more regular and delicate in its feat ures than is usual among her country women. Her hair is jet, her eyes large and lustrously soft, her complexion rich and clear, and her expression bright and amiable. Still more re markable than her perfection of head is her faultlessness of figure, combining stateliness and grace in both carriage and pose. Whenever she appears among the dancers in a hotel parlor, or the loungers on a veranda, there is nothing else to be looked at. She dresses in a childish fashion yet, and and not with any adherence to Cuban styles; nor are her juvenile manners at all affected by her coquettishness common to the girls of Cuba. Her fan is not used in tropical tricks, and her eyes seem to know no other than hon est witchery. A farmer living near Waterbary, Conn., had been trying for five days to get a load of hay into his barn in good condition. Five times he had been stopped by the rain when the work of loading was in process of com pletion. His patience was well-nigh exhausted, ns each time the hay had to be opened, dried and stacked again. On Thursday afternoon last, under a flattering sun, he started for the sixth time to barn the hay. He speedily had the load on the way home in excellent shape, but before he could reach the barn one of the heaviest showers of the season came pouring down upon the load. For a moment the farmer stood still, and then became so enraged that he unhitched his horses in the road, and, taking out his match-safe from the pocket of his old alpaca vest, he set the hay on fire, and allowed the whole business—hay, rakes, forks and cart—to burn to ashes.—A'. 1 '.Sun. A copy of the “Acts of the One Hun dred and Eighth Legislature, of the State of New Jersey,” is on our table. Sinnickson Chew, of Camden, is the printer. He lias executed the work well, for never since we have had knowledge of the printing of the pamphlet laws, have we seen a better job. The Alabama and Kentucky elections held on Monday, resulted as usual in Democratic victories. In the former State no opposition was made to the Democratic State ticket, while in the latter the Republicans made but slight showing. The “solid South” seems to pan out just the same as usual. POLITICAL NOTES. I)r. Draper, of the Republican State Coimnitte of New York, states that the organization throughout that State is at a more advanced stage than ever before at so early a period of the can vass. Mr. John P. St. John, whom the Prohibitionists have nominated for President, is the omly Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas who was ever defeated. Senator John A. Logan hasacceptad an invitation from the Young Repub lican Club of Philadelphia to be their | guest and to deliver an address, in the Academy of Music, on the evening of the 8th of October. A correspondent's statement in the Boston Post that President White, of Cornell University, would support Cleveland had the effect of disclosing the President's actual sentiments. Mr. White will support the Republican ticket. Tlie Republicans of Tennessee are hopeful. The iron and manufactur ing interests there are dependent upon the success of the protective tariff principle, and Judge Houck, of that | State, writes that he firmly believes the Democratic majority can be over turned there. The complicated situation in Vir ginia politics is by no means in favor of the Democracy. R. B. Berkley, of Farmville, hitherto a prominent Dem ocratic leader, has caused no little dismay among his party in that sec tion by declaring his intention to work for the election of Blaine and Logan. ine State Journal of Wisconsin, publishes a card from James Burk, a prominent Irish citizen of Madison, who has been a radical Democrat for thirty years, in which he earnestly ad vises his fellow Irish citizens to repud iate Cleveland, whom he denounces as a monopolist and a gross insulter of Irishmen. Tiie Republican National Committee is receiving daily communications from the southern States which are indicative of a great change in public sentiment there. In many of the States, particularly in Tennessee, Louisiana, the Virginias and Florida the Democratic leaders are impressed with the necessity of protection for their growing manufactures, and un willing to take the steps that have hitherto given the Democrats a solid I South. The William H. Furman Battery of the Fourth Assembly District, Jersey j City, has the honor of being the first ' political organization in Hudson Co., to parade in full uniform. The Bat tery marched from its headquarters on i Thursday night, to Caledonian Park, where the Plumed Knights of the Fifth District were holding a picnic. The organization is a fine body of stalwart young men, and the members looked well in their new uniforms, and marched so well that they were treated with frequent cheers alone the route. At late conferences of the represen tatives of the window glass manufac turers and workers of the Eastern District, including New Jersey, Dela ware, Maryland, and Eastern Penn sylvania, it was agreed that an ad vance of live per cent, on the rates of last year should be allowed the blow ers, and that gatherers be given an ad ditional 2| per cent, for carrying out the rolls, and that the manufacturers agree to run their blasts through ten months. There were present, on be half of the manufacturers, Messrs. George Hires, Salem; John E. Get singer, Bridgeton; John B. Hay, Mal aga; Charles Swindell, Baltimore, and Bartley Jones, of Millville, X. J. On behalf of the workers there were: Isaac Cline, President of the Window Glass Workers’ Association of the United States; John B. Madden. Bridgeton; William Wallace and Jas. Wesley, Millville; William Leach, Mal aga: A. J. Albertson, Glassboro, and William Simms, of Baltimore. The prevalent toy of the girl at the summer resorts is a scent bottle. It is an inch thick, and from six to ten inches long. The material is glass, elaborately cut, and sometimes trim med with gold or silver. It gives its possessor something to do with her hands, and in that way serves the pur pose of a cane or a crush hat in the grip of a dandy. She carries it with her at the dinner table, in the surf bath, and in the ball room. She flirts with it as with a fan; she sniffs daintily at its unscrewed top, to give an impres sion of extreme sensibility and fra gility; she poses with it like the queen of a burlesque with a wand; and she could, on occasion, use it as a club to brain him who would do her harm. JERSEY CITY DEPOT BURNED. At 11:30 o'clock on Monday night, an explosion of gas, said to have been caused by a leaky main, blew up the flooring and overthrew the ticket boxes in the entrance to the Pennsyl vania Ferry-house, at the foot of Ex change Place, Jersey City. Robert M. Jones, night ticket-taker, and Win. E. Radius were selling and receiving tickets at the time. Both were slightly i A lady and gentleman were | passing through the entrance at the time. The woman was found down by I an overturned box and was badlv .burned. The force of the explosion was such as to blow the glass from the roof and sides of the 50x100 feet wait ing room beyond the entrance. The i flames shot up in all directions. An alarm was quickly responded to by the city fire department, and the New York City and Pennsylvania Railroad fire tugs. A strong southerly wind was blowing at the time, and carried the fire to ah portions of the waiting * room, the five ferry slips and the im mense railroad waiting room. The entire structure was frame, single story, with the exception of five offices above the ferry entrance. The steamboats Richard Stockton and “Thomas P. Wav," lying at the dock adjoining the most southerly of the five slips, with two ferry-boats which were laid up for the night, were pulled into the stream by tugs uninjured. The cars in the depot and on the Adams Express pier, north of the ferry slips, were pulled out of danger. The fire consumed the five slips and the sheds connecting them, the ferry and railroad offices and the waiting rooms, together with their contents. TAKE YOUR CHOICE. There never was a time in the liis tory of the country when voters had presented for their suffrages so many Presidential tickets. Appended is the list to date: REPUBLICAN. President—James G. Blaine, Maine. Vice-President—John A. Logan, Il linois. DEMOCRATIC. President—Grover Cleveland, Kew York. Vice-President—Thomas A. Hen dricks, Ind. AMERICAN PROHIBITION. President—S. C. Pomeroy, Kansas. Vice-President—J. A. Conant, Con necticut. GREENBACK-LABOR. President—Benjamin F. Butler, Mass. Vice-President—A. M. West, Missis sippi. PROHIBITION HOME PROTECTION. President—John P. St. John, Kan sas. Vice-President—Wm. Daniel, Mary land. ANTI- MONOPOLY. President—Benjamin F. Butler, Mass. Vice-President—Ko nominee. A statistician in Europe, bent upon reaching some new result by patient figuring, has carefully calculated the distance traveled in a year bv a work ing compositor’s hand. Taking as the groundwork of his calculation that an expert printer, working ten hour a day, sets up 12,000 letters (this is al lowing sufficient time for distributing and correcting), and counting 300 working days to the year, lie figures out that the compositor’s hand in a twelvemonth makes 3,000,000 move ments. Estimating the distance from the case to the stick and the stick to the case at two feet, he makes the total distance 7,200,000 feet. There being I 5,280 feet in a mile, the distance trav j eled under these conditions by a print er's hand is, in round numbers, 1304 miles a year, or over 44 miles a day. The Acting Secretary of the Interior decides that "when an applicant for pension who in his original application alleges broadly general disability or ; impaired health, subsequently specifies tlie particular disease which caused tlie disability, t lie supplemented affi ! davit shall be regarded as part of the original declaration.’’ This rule, "does not, however, apply to cases where the supplement affidavit would have the effect of entirely changing the characterof the claim, and the affidavit ; must be germane to the declaration.” Of the 820 delegates who participated in tin* work of the Republican Conven tion at Chicago, G eorge William Curtis is the only one so lost to all sense of political iionor as to repudiate the ticket. Let it not be forgotten that this same man is the high moral expo nent of civil service reform.— West Jer sey Press.