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VOL. XXXVII._BRIDGETON, N. J., THURSDAY, AUGUST 14,1884. NOJ900 REPORT Of the School Superintendent of the City of Bridgeton, for the year ending July 31st. 1884. STATISTICS—First Ward. Number on School Census, 1,0T0 “ Register, 695 Average attendance, 447 Number of Schools, 1 " Teachers, 13 Loder. Number on School Census, 81 “ “ Register, 53 Average Attendance, l‘» Number of Schools, 1 Teachers, 1 Second AVard. Number on School Census, 700 ’* Register, 525 Average Attendance, 285 Number of Schools, 1 “ Teachers, 8 Third AA’ard. Number on School Census, 653 “ “ Register, 426 Average Attendance, 323 Number of Schools, 2 “ Teachers, 8 EXPENDITURES-First AVard. Teachers’ Salaries, $5,071 25 Janitor’s “ 303 10 Books and Stationery, 601 82 Furniture, 302 17 Fuel, 251 35 Repairs, 18 25 Incidentals, 335 49 Total, $6,883 49 Loder. Teachers’ Salary, §333 32 Books and Stationery, 28 20 Fuel. 16 65 Incidentals, 8 05 Total, $380 22 Second Ward. Teacher’ Salaries, §3,350 00 Janitor’s ** 180 15 Books and Stationery, 239 79 Fuel. 125 80 Repairs, 125 00 Incidentals, 157 19 Total, $4,177 93 Third Ward. Teachers’ Salaries, $3,450 00 Janitor’s “ 150 00 Books and Stationery, 288 03 Fuel, 125 70 Repairs, 86 70 Incidentals, 108 75 Total, SI,209 78 Total. r Teachers* Salaries, $12,201 57 Janitors’ “ 033 31 Books and Stationary, 1 158 44 Furniture, * 302 17 Fuel, 519 50 Repairs, 229 95 Incidentals, 009 43 TEACHERS—First Ward. Principal Grammar Department, A. E. Prince: 1st Assistant, Miss L. E. Elmer; 2d Assistant, Miss M. A. Lincoln. Principal Secondary De partment, Miss M. E. Foster; 1st Assistant, Miss it. A. Woodruff; 2d Assistant, Miss M. IV. Lan tng; 3d Assistant, Miss M. Ella Su ing Princi pal Primary Department, Miss K. W. McGowan; 1st Assistant, Miss J. W. Ware; 2d Assistant, Miss L. D. Fithian; 3d Assistant, Miss Maggie D. DuBois; 4th Assistant, Miss Lydia If. Hubbs; 5th Assistant, Miss 11. A. Humphrey. Loder School. Principal, E. D. Custer. Second Ward. Principal Grammar Department, C. H. Platts. Principal Secondary Department, Miss Ella Lt. Swing: Assistant, Miss M. A. Walker. Princi pal Primary Department, Mrs. S. M. Reeves; 1st Assistant, Miss 11. M. Riley; 2d Assistant, Miss S. M. Westcott; 3d Assistant, Miss H. F. Hall; 4th Assistant, Miss M. Robbins. Third Ward. Principal Grammar Department, W. F. Rob inson; Assistant, Miss A.M. Darker. Principal Secondary Department, Miss R. M. Whitaker; 1st Assistant, Miss S. 11. Wilson. Principal Pri mary Department, Miss I. V. Randolph: 1st Assistant, Miss K. L. Richer; 2d Assistant, Miss V. A. Osborn; 3d Assistant, Miss I. T. Ware. WARNER HOUSE Again to the Front! THE RACE OF THE SEASON, AT SEA BREEZE, ON Wednesday, Aug. 20th, 1884. Race open to all Schooner Oyster Boats. No Entrance Fee. Free to All, Course from Sea Breeze to Barker’s Buoy and return. RULES.—No anchorage, no rowing, no extra sails. Start between the hours of 9 and 10. Captains to select their own judges. All boats to anchor below the starting line. Rounding Barker’s Buoy to the eastward. ’ The return to be between the buoy and clock —the starting point. Boats to make ready and start at a signal from the judge upon the dock. PRIZES.—1st. A Handsome Marine* Glass. 2d. A Beautiful Ice Pitcher. Between the start and return of the boats there will he other sports on hand to amuse the visitors. Music all day. Don’t forget the Fish and Oyster Dinner, - 50 Cents. Remember that this will be the greatest day of the season. The festivities of the day will close with a GRAND HOP. A. SHATLER. Proprietor. aug. 14—It FOR SALE. Wharf Property Blacksmith Shop and Tools. All in good order. Address, \V. COLLOM COOK, July 10-1 m Cedarvi lie, N. J. FOR SALE. 1'IIK subscribers, executors of James II Fer guson, deo'd, offer at private sale tho undi vided one-half part of the vacant lot at the north-east corner of Pearl and Warren streets in Bridget on, having a front of forty-two feet’ and u depth of seventy-three feet. LYDIA B. FERGUSON. JOHN S. MITCHELL, , Executor'. Dated August 8tli, 1884—14-lt AGENTS lVANTEU-For the Lives of BLAINE & i CLEVELAND & T , LDOAN HENDRICKS In 1 vol.by T.W.KtXix. 11vol. Hon.A.Barnuum The Best and Cheapest. Sach vol. MO pages SL50. 50 per cent, to agents. Outfits free. Ad dress Haiitfohd Publishing Co., Hartford. Conn. July 24-4t NTO FUSS! 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, 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! WE EXCEL IN Good, Substantially Made CLOTHING! j AND I SHOES. We endeavor to conform our profits to 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 1 1 Large Variety, i Promising at all times courteous treat- , ment, and a cheerful disposi- i tion to show goods. 1 ] i Respectfully, < P. H. Goldsmith & Co.; : 31* 33. 35 S. Laurel St, 1 BRIDGETON, N. J. pioneer, 91.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday morninjr, at No. 60 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. There were 1,0GG patents granted to lerseymen last year. A Kevport man recently found in a slam shell three pearls which had grown together. Burlington county farmers are now shipping potatoes to Boston, receiving fifty cents per basket at the depots. By actual count, 1,420 people passed through the Main avenue gates, Ocean drove, in just one hour on Saturday. New Brunswick is arranging for a centennial celebration on September 1st. A parade, fireworks, etc., is pro posed. William Smith, of Lambertville, caught a catfish in the Delaware, one day last week, that weighed five pounds. Five cattle on the farm of James Shelly near Deckertown, were killed by lightning recently. The loss is about $350. Among the attractions at the West End Hotel, Long Branch, are two marquises, a viscount, a viscountess and a countess. Will Beanie, a Hibernia, Morris Co., boy, has six grandmothers and four grandfathers, all in good health. So says the Dover Index. The West*Jersey Agricultural Asso ciation have decided to give purses for running horses at its Fair at Woods town on September 10th und 11th. Perch are being caught in large quantities at and near the mouth of Salem creek, parties catching from twenty to thirty dozens in a day’s fish ing. There are five hundred Chinese laundries in Jersey City, doing a pros perous business. It is estimated that each of these establishments takes in from $75 to $100 a week. Joseph Carpenter, of Carpenters ville, Warren county, manufactured 7.000 gallons of peach cider last Fall. He recently sold one lot of 4,000 gal lons at one dollar a gallon. One hundred bicyclists had a lantern parade at Newark, Thursday evening. Each wheelman had two lanterns swinging from his machine. About 30.000 people witnessed the parade. Samael Bishop, of Wrightstown, Burlington county, ships over 5,000 squabs a year to the New York mar kets. His shipments during the past sight years amounted t^o over 40,000. William Blockhurst, of Atlantic City, challenges any man in town to swim a five-mile match with him for any sum over $50; or he will swim a ten-wile match against any two men. Rev. S. L. Baldwin, a former resi dent of Somerville, who has been for ;wenty years a missionary in China, n lecturing in the upper part of the State on “The Land, Language and People of China.” j nines rveny, oi neu uanK, lett lus wife in October, and enlisted in the United States Indian cavalry for alive rears’ term. Last March he deserted md went back there, where he was irrested on Thursday by the army au Hiorities. At Alloway, Salem county, foxes tave been killing many chickens, and i few days since a general fox hunt ;ook place. Only one was killed, 'hough three others were seen. The armers will continue the hunt until ill are killed or driven away. The car wheel shops of the Phila lelphia and Reading Railroad, at Slizabethport, were totally destroyed iy fire early Saturday morning. The oss is $10,000, which is fully covered >y insurance. It is believed that the ire was caused by an incendiary. Mrs. Thomas Mcllvane, of Cedar treet, New Brunswick, was found vith her head and shoulders inawash ub fdled with water, on Thursday, ihe was dead, and the neighbors say hat the woman was troubled with leart disease, and that while washing he must have been attacked and, lying, fell into the tub. Willian Hudson, twenty-four years >f age, engaged in a friendly wrestling natch, in the railroad yardatCamden, i few weeks ago. During the match, Hudson stumbled and fell, his antago list falling on top. It was not thought it the time that he was badly hurt, >ut on Friday he died of spinal men ngitis, at his home in Burlington. He had been married but four months. Edward Cole, in the employ of a bottling firm at Dover, Morris county, has eloped with a Mrs. Hasselman, whose husband is working in Penn sylvania. Cole left a wife and two children behind, and his accounts with his employers are alleged to be short. .An unknown man, about sixty years of age, was killed on the railroad at Elizabeth, on Friday night. On his arms are tattooed two large figures, one of them the Goddess of Liberty, but no initials of his name. He had on a brown striped coat, and heavy common shoes. About the 1st of July Walter Cole, a boy about 11 years of age, son of George Cole, of Oxford, ran a splinter into his foot. It was taken out, and nothing thought of the occurrence. Three weeks ago the foot began to swe*1, and grew rapidly worse, and he died of lockjaw. Philip Hughes, a vagrant, had a leg cut off by a Mount Holly train, in East Burlington, Friday afternoon, and died of his injuries soon after wards. He was eighty years old, and had been working on a seed farm near Burlington. He at one time lived in New York, where he owned consider able property. Mrs. Adeline Braun, who refused to tell who she was when arrested for burglary, in Brooklyn, last week, has been found to be the wife of a wealth v citizen of Morristown. She had left her husband on account of family trouble, but had plenty of money, so that her crimes are believed to be due to mental aberration. Her husband has secured a lawyer to defend her. The New Jersey Division of the League of American Wheelmen have lnave stencil Doarcis put up at road crossings throughout the State, showing wheelmen which are the best roads for bicycles. A list of hotels throughout the State is also to be pre pared, which will offer a reduced rate to bicyclers. A committee has been appointed to prepare a bicyclers’ map of the State. An Arabian tramp, who had been begging in the streets of Elizabeth, was arrested for vagrancy early Fri day morning. He was dirty and rag ged. At the police station he was searched, and oyer *388, nearly all in gold, was found in his pockets. All of the money but thirty cents was re turned to the wanderer, and a ticket to New York was purchased, to which point he was sent. Prof. Cook, of the New Jersey Ex periment Station, reports that, after long and patient study, the following conclusions have been reached re specting fertilizers. Vegetables such as beets, carrots, potatoes, etc., re quired potash and nitrogenous ma nures; while cereals and fruit which bore seeds required phosphoric acid, and there was no getting seed without it. Nitrogen was found to be very efficient in producing leaves, and pot ash stems and wood. A pro re nata meeting of the Pres bytery of West Jersey will be held in • .xuwjiviinu VI1U1U1 KJl V lit V l OH, New Jersey, on Friday, August 15th, 1884, at 9.30 a. iu., to receive the re quest for, and if the way be clear, to dissolve the pastoral relation between Rev. J. De H. Bruen and the Presby byterian church of Clayton, N. J; to dismiss Rev. J. De H. Bruen to the Presbytery of Newton, N. J., and any any other business that may relate to the above dissolution and dismissal. Miss Dolly Patterson, who was saved from drowning two weeks ago, was married at Bolton Cottage, Atlantic ( ity, on Wednesday of last wreek, to William F. Callahan, the coast guards man who saved her life. Theceremonv was witnessed by the family and friends of the bride and bridegroom and was a subject of romantic interest to hun dreds of those who witnessed the nar row escape of the young girl. Callahan is on duty at Atlantic City and could not obtain leave of absence, so the honeymoon of the young couple will be spent within sight of the surf the perils of which brought them together. An unknown man of about 35 years, with light hair and moustache and dressed in black clothes, committed suicide, Thursday night, iu Hoboken, by jumping from the ferry-boat Lack awanna, of the Barclay street line. An alarm was given and the craft stopped; but before the deck hands could launch a life boat the man was picked up by the crew of the tug-boat General Newton. All efforts to restore him to consciousness proved futile. The body was removed to Crane's morgue, Hoboken. A well-worn thim ble, commonly used by tailors, was found on his person. Three boys were blackberry ing near Deckertown, and discovered a garter snake in the bushes, which at once began to glide to and fro, uttering a peculiar hissing sound. Suddenly the snake stopped and lay fiat upon the ground, with its bead raised a little and the mouth wide open. Instantly diminutive snakes began to appear from all directions, and one after another darted in at the open mouth of the old snake. There were 105 of the young snakes, of an average length of three inches. About Swedesboro a peculiar disease now afflicting horses is known as “blood poisoning,1’ and “blind stag gers,'1 and is, the Times says, the re sult of pasturing horses during the cold nights which have been fed on dry food during hot days. Some wise farmers never feed green and day food during the same twenty-four hours. Inquiry will probably establish the fact that horses so fed have not suff ered from the disease now so generally prevalent. The animal seems to take cold and lie down to die, the usual remedies failing to operate successful ly There was an extensive conflagration in Farr's Oilcloth Works, Camden, at an early hour on Thursday morning of last week. The fire originated in the paint mixing house, and caused an ex plosion of benzine. The engine and boiler house, mixing house, coating house and sizing and drying house were all totally destroyed. The coat ing house, which was filled with val uable machinery and unfinished stock, was three stories high, and 150 feet by GO in area. The loss on machinery amounts to $3,000; that of the stock, Viv.vyu, uim lijcil kji me UUUUHi^f, IVJ $12,000. Six other buildings were saved by hard work. During the fire four firemen were injured by the fall of a ladder. The losses are partly covered by insurance. Mr. William A. Whitehead died Fri day morning, at “Daisy Lawn," i.is beautiful summer residence at Perth Amboy, N. J. His death will be re gretted by a wide circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Whitehead was born at Newark, N. J., in 1810. In 1834 he married Margaret Elizabeth, daugh ter of the late James Parker, of Perth Amboy, and sister of Cortlandt Par ker, of Newark. His life was one of activity and usefulness, characterized by unimpeachable integrity. From 1830 to 1838, he filled the office of Col lector of the Port of Key West, where he also indentified himself with many of the local improvements. After leaving Key West, he became a Wall street stockbroker for a time, and afterwards held positions in the employ of the New York and Harlem and the New Jersey Railroads. Mr. White head was one of the founders and most zealous promoters of the New Jersey Historical Society, of which he was the efficient Secretary for many years. His position and leisure en abled him to indulge a strong literary taste, which resulted in several valu able contributions to New Jersey State history. The public school sys tem in this State owes much of its ex cellence to his intelligent labor. His illness dates from the embarrassment, several years ago, of the American Trust Company, of Newark, of which he was President, and whose failure, with its consequences, affected him so seriously, that his strength has since steadilv declined. About six weeks ago little Belle Fer guson, the daughter of the night watch man at the Columbus and Rome station, Ohio, had both legs terribly lacer ated in the turn-table, the skin being so far separated that her physicians, Drs. Jordan and Ticknor, told the fam ily it would be impossible to make the parts heal unless fresh bits of skin were grafted on the ugly wounds. As soon as this was known to Bell’s brother Reggv, a lad 12 years old, he stepped up to the physicians and prom ised to be on hand at any time the next day and let them cut the necess ary skin from his arm. At the ap pointed hour he met the engagement, bared his arms, and by means of a knife and scissors four pieces of skin were taken from his arm and trans planted to his sister's wounds. The skin is growing finely. Babylon (L. I.) promises to become a brickyard. Recent investigations show that the land about it consists of a layer of sharp-grit sand covering clay beds of various kinds. Among those found are red and yellow clays suitable for brickmaking, white and pale yel low for terra cotta, kaolin and fine blue clay for pottery, and black, brown, dark red, dark green, and gray for paint making. A MIRACULOUS CURE. Abraham Cuddeback, a highly re spected citizen and merchant of Da mascus, Pa., was stricken by paralysis three months ago. while attending church at that place. He was con veyed to his home and several physi cians from New York and Philadelphia were summoned to his bedside, but all to no avail. His devoted wife was un tiring in her efforts to aid him, and everything that surgical or medical aid j could suggest was lavished upon the i sufferer, but all to no purpose. Three weeks ago the family, broken down in health and spirits, removed from that place to Matamoras, Pa., directly opposite Port Jervis, and a physician from the place was in con stant attendance upon Mr. Cuddeback. Several weeks ago lie lost his appetite, ' antl he has been growing steadily weaker day by day until it was be ■ lieved that the end was not far off. A terrific thunder-storm, accompa nied by the most vivid lightning, pre vailed in that section on Tuesday of last week, and a house close by Mr. Cuddeback’s was struck and the elec tric fluid came in at the open window of liis house, and, striking him, threw him violently from a chair on which he was sitting to the floor. He lost con sciousness and was on the floor in that state for some time, when his wife came in. and she raised him to a sitting posture and set about to restore him. This she succeeded in doing in a few moments, and what was her delight to discover that he had regained the use of his limbs and could talk and walk as naturally ns ever. His appetite re turned also, and now he eats his meals as usual and seems to enjoy them, too. His case is exciting considerable in terest among the physicians, and his happy family are the recipients of many congratulations over his miracu lous recovery. The case is one of the most singular ever happening within the recollection of old physicians, and a thorough investigation is soon to ire made. ESCAPED AND CAUGHT. Lizzie Adams, a young damsel with exceedingly romantic ideas, who lives at Elwood, N. J., which jflace she finds monotonous owing to an uncontroll able passion for a brakeman on the Philadelphia and Atlantic City Narrow Gauge Railroad, with whom she has had frequent delightful flirtations, which did not meet with the approval of her father, attempted to abandon ■ her home and friends, one day last week, and fly to the arms of her be loved manipulator of the brakes.— When the Atlantic City way train ar rived at East Elwood, a place without a station, on the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, the loving Lizzie rushed out of a house and waved to the engineer, who pulled up as soon as possible, but almost a quarter of a mile from the place. Thomas Pasco, the rear brake man, ran back and took the girl's lug gage, which consisted of a valise, and a large parcel, around which was a shawl strap. As they were about to get on the train, two men sprang off and walking to Mr. Pasco, said: • This girl does not go on that train,” and im mediately took charge of the articles and the disappointed maiden. The men had tukeq the train at Elwood and were looking for the girl. One of them was her father ami the other a friend. The girl turned back without a word, but with so disappointed a look upon her countenance that a feel ing of sympathy was felt for her by all those in the train who knew how it was themselves. Her father, who is a respected citizen of Elwood, will keep close guard over her. and the mashing brakeman, whose name could not be learned, will be compelled to merely gaze upon the residence of his girl for some time in the future. Brooklyn (N. Y.) has the largest tin box factory in the country. A feature is the manufacture of decorated tin ware. This consists of tin plate on whose surface there is a picture or other design. The work is done by a tin-lithographing press similar to that employed upon paper. The decorated ware costs but a trifle more than the plain, and is in great demand. The London Truth says that among tiie occupations which are doing the worst in England is that of the build ers. Of the failures recently gazetted a large proportion belonged to that trade. Here, on the contrary, the builder flourishes. In New York the permits issued this year for new build ings are about 23.000; in Brooklyn, 20,080. Jaslo, a town of 2000 people in Alls tri, Galicia, was almost destroyed by fire on Sunday.