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Bridgeton, N. J„ August 14,1884. Advertisements and communications to in sure i is* at ion, should be handedin by Tuesday evening t each week. No notice will be taken of anonymous com mu dcations. Marriages and deaths inserted gratuitously. It is the privilege of Executors, Administrators, Guardians, &c., having charge of settlement of Estates before the Surrogate, to have legal notices relating there to, published in the PIONEER. Our friends acting in any of the above positions should bear this in mind, and request the Surro gate to send the notices to this office. THE MARKETS. These markets are corrected weekly, by the leading dealers of Bridgeton. Bridgeton, July 16, 1884. Wheat. 1 15 Oats. 40 Corn,. 65 Potatoes. 40 Hay. 16 00 Orchard Grass Seed. 2 00 Herd '* ** . 65 Ximothj. 2 75 Clover Seed, .9 00@10 00 German Millet. 1 25 American Millet. 1 50 Hungarian Grass. 150 Oak Wood.4 00<?4 50 Pine Wood.3 50(?4 00 • Schuylkill Coal, Stove and Egg.5 25e?5 75 ‘ “ Chestnut.5 25@5 75 Lehigh Coal, Stove and Egg.5 5(k^6 00 “ “ Chestnut.5 50@6 00 Pork, per It).*. 12 Hams. 10 Lard. 12 Etrgs, per doz. 25 Butter, per lb. 25(?30 Spring Chickens. 16(?20 Squabs. 25 Ducks. 13<?14 Geese. 13(«' 14 Fowls. 13c? 14 Turkeys. 10<?12 LOCAL NEWS. The picnic of St. Mary's Church, at Harris Grove, last Saturday, was a success both financially and other wise. A pleasant trip to Sea Breeze can be had every day by the steam yacht ‘ Helen.” Fare for the round trip 50 cents. A colored camp meeting has been in progress during the past week near the Mauricetown station, on the Cum berland and Maurice River Railroad. The Gouldtown A. M. E. Church has purchased a new organ. It is one of the best, and was procured for the church by Mr. Will Sitliens, the music dealer. A large number of our citizens spent Sunday at Pitman Grove. It is esti mated that ten thousand pedple were present on the camp ground during the day. The cable which crosses the Cohan sey river contains fifty-five telephone wires. Each wire is wrapped with thread so that none of the wires touch, consequently there can be no mixing of messages. Mr. Newlin is one of our own citi zens, capable of fittingly representing this District in Congress. When you go to the primaries, Republicans, see that delegates are chosen favorable to his candidacy. Samuel Grey and William Seymour, of Vineland, will be released from the County jail next Friday, having served each a sentence of three months for paying too much attention to the hen coops in their neighborhood. rhe police report for July shows the following arrests:—Drunkenness, 13; tramps, 3; disturbing religious meeting at Springtown, 5; assault and battery, 2; printing obscene pictures, 1; disor derly conduct, 1; larceny, 1. Total, 20. The artesian well at Fortescue is a success. Fresh water of splendid qual ity is now obtained without any trou ble. Th is will prove a great advantage to this old time resort, where the lack of good water has always been the great drawback. Rev. Joseph B. Dobbins, a member of the Philada. Conference, preached in the Central M. E. Church Sunday morning and evening. His sermons were models. Dr. Dobbins was pastor of the Commerce Street Church some twenty years ago. He is one of the ablest preachers in the Methodist de nomination. There is some talk about town as to the reason why a Blaine and Logan Club has not been formed in Bridge ton. Have patience, gentlemen, the day is not far distant when a club will be formed here that will be heard from in the campaign. A two months cam paign is all that is needed. It will be vigorous enough when the boys once get to work. The Republican primary meetings for the election of delegates to the Congressional Convention, will be held Monday evening, August 25th. In this city, the First ward meeting will be held at the Mayor’s Office, North Laurel street; the Second ward, at the Mission School, South Pearl street; the Third ward, at the Court House, on Broad street. The meetings will open at eight o’clock. John P. Bruna's third and last ex cursion of the season to Atlantic City, will take place Thursday, August 21st. Bruna’s excursions like his ice cream, can’t be beat. Train leaves West Jer sey Railroad Station at Bridgeton, at 6.25 a. in. The West Jersey Surveyors Associ ation met at the Davis House Tuesday morning. A number of Surveyors were present from a distance. After the transaction of some routine busi ness the Association adjourned to the Academy grounds where an observa tion was made of the Meridian Line. Dinner was partaken of at the Davis House. The occasion was one of a very pleasant character. Messrs. Getsinger and Son’s plate glass factory is now in operation. Ten pots of green ribbed glass are worked out daily. These pots are turning out about one hundred sheets of glass a quarter of an inch thick every day. In the course of a few days the Messrs. Getsinger will commence the manufac ture of Cathedral glass, colored, a de scription of which operation will be given in the Pioneer at an early date. The City Cornet Band is getting ready for the Fall campaign. It has recently taken into its membership several of the musicians lately identi fied with the Osceola Band, that or ganization having disbanded. The City Cornet Band is now the only brass band in Bridgeton, and it ought to re ceive liberal encouragement at the hands of our citizens When the boys get their new uniforms, which they expect soon, they will make a very fine n.nnpnrnnce. Wednesday, August 20tli, there will be a grand race of oyster boats at Sea Breeze. Schooners only will be al lowed to enter. The prizes will be a handsome marine glass, and a beauti ful silver pitcher. The course is from Sea Breeze to Barker’s Buoy, and return. During the day sports of different character will be provided for the amusement of the guests on the island. In the evening the festivi ties will be closed with a hop at the Warner House. Mr. S. Irwin Middleton, of the River Hotel, at Port Norris, keeps a first class house. He has improved the place wonderfully since he took charge of it in the Spring. The recent at tempt to charge Mr. Middleton with having fired the church which, was de stroyed at Port Norris a few days since, was an act of injustice. Mr. Middleton is not that sort of a man. On the contrary he is a quiet, gentle manly person, who has made friends in every community where he has heretofore resided. On Friday of this week, August loth, the races at Belmont Park, Phila., are likely to attract great attention. “Jav-Eye-See” and other famous horses will trot. Trains leave Broad street station every half hour for Elm station, which is near the Park. A special train will be run over the AV. J. R. R.. leaving Market street wharf, Philada., at 7.30 p. in., for Bridgeton and Salem, stopping at all stations. Excursion tickets purchased on Fri day will be good to return on the spec I ial train. Trotting will commence at the Park at 3 n. m. The earthquake shock experienced in this city on Sunday, came so sud denly that many people were badly frightened. In several localities houses were shaken so violently that their inmates rushed into the street to ascertain the cause of the disturbance. The shock was accompanied by a deep rumbling, and a vibration that shook many buildings. No one could ex plain it satisfactorily, but it was thought to be the effects of a powder mill explosion at Gibbstown, Glou cester county, or Wilmington, Dela ware. Later on in the day news was received from Camden, and other points, showing that the disturbance had been felt along the coast from Boston to Washington. It was then decided that it must have been an earthquake. The shock occurred here at 2.07 p. m., and lasted about ten seconds. No serious damage was done anywhere in the city. A number of the relatives and friends of Mrs. Phebe Sutton, assem bled at her residence on North Laurel street, on Friday last, to celebrate the 88th anniversary of her birth. It was quite a pleasant gathering. Mrs. Sut ton is remarkably well preserved for her age, and bids fair to live many years yet. She has had a long and useful life, extended over a most event ful period. She remembers distinctly the war of 1812, and the scare which many of the inhabitants of Cumber land County had at the time over the prospect of British men-of-war enter ing the Coliansey river, and devasting the County. When she was a girl Bridgeton was but a mere hamlet, and could boast of hardly half a dozen houses. In those days the County was controlled by the influence of a few families. Since then she has wit nessed great changes which to her seem almost marvellous. Hon. Mr. Hill, a member of Congress from one of the Western States, is vis iting the Elmer family in Fairton, with whom he is connected by mar riage. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. The regular meeting of City Council was held on Tuesday evening last. The report of the City School Super intendent of the expenses for the past year and the estimate for the ensuing year, was read and filed. The special committee on German avenue reported that they thought it to the interest of the city to make the extension. The plans and specifications for the new school building were presented, with proposals for the same. The contract for building was given to 1). B. & W. C. Whitaker, they being the lowest bidders. A barge load of oyster shells were ordered purchased for the use of the city. Mr. Ed. M. Fitliiati addressed the Council on the condition of the streets, gutters and crossings of the city. An affidavit was read, setting forth that James M. Henderson, a lad of 13 years, had purchased three glasses of beer of Jackson Briant. On motion Mr. Briant was cited to appear to show cause why liis license should not be re voked. The Treasurer was authorized to borrow £5.000 for the use of the city. ■ Council adjourned to meet on Satur day evening next at 7.30 o’clock. COUNTY ITEMS. Greenwich. Farmers watch the weather, and learn to interpret the signs almost equally with the sailors, and the wea ther has much to do with their pros perity. The sailor is interested in the winds, the farmer in the rains, and the last is called a growler because he is always asking for more or less of the We know of some very hard working men whose whole season’s work this year will not pay their labor hills be cause of the long drought of the early summer. Nowr we are having more rain than we require. Is there any- ! thing particularly reprehensible in j the statement of these facts? Is it to 1 be wondered the poor agriculturist , looks blue when he sees his labor ' thrown away, and his hopes wrecked by a long burning spell of weather? Let him growl if it is any comfort say we. How easily it is to be mistaken upon very many questions. Tbe younger voters among Republicans who are not old enough to remember the status of certain leading newspapers at the breaking out of the War of the Rebel lion, are at a loss to understand the present attitude of Harpers Weekly. If they will turn back the files of that Journal to the date of March 2, 1801, they will be still more shocked and surprised, for they will see that in the hour of the Nation’s greatest peril that Joe had the heart to caricature the great and good Mr. Lincoln, rep resenting him as half drunk, and crack ing maudlin jokes with a lot of old sots. Harper's Weekly did not create the Republican party, as Mr. Curtis and his Anglo-maniac employees would have us believe, but as Nasby says, the Republican party made Har per's Weekly, which is very true, j Americans take pride in their self made men. I have always pointed to the great firm of Harpers as good spec imens of the same of whom nil nntri- i [ otic Americans should feel proud. Look ing at it from this standpoint it be comes all the more shocking to view the present attitude of that great House. The key to the situation is easily found. The Harpers are to-day in a situation to make more money by Free Trade than by Tariff as they be lieve, and the present generation be j longs to that small and contemptible class of Americans who see in English men and all things English a great superiority to all things American, in short are Anglo maniacs. And to them this is reason enough for their sneak ing, unmanly opposition to Mr. Blaine and the Republican ticket. All of these things are very trite to the old voter, but are yet worthy of mention to all if only to show how money is often more powerful than patriotism, and how it may carry from liis prin ciples even such as Gleorge William Curtis. Truly the prayer of all men should be, “Lead us not into tempta tion” and “deliver us from evil.” Only to think of the lotus-eating, the elegant Curtis, with his hair cropped short sitting in the councils of Tammany along with John Kelly, and Boss Thompson! “How are the mighty fal len!” Vineland. The twenty-third anniversary of the settlement of Vineland was celebrated on Friday evening last, August 8th, on Capt. H. K. Flint’s lawn. The attend ance was lurge. A cannon was fired, and an elegant display of fireworks given. Speeches were made by C. K. Landis, Esq., the founder of the settle ment, and H. W. Wilbur, editor of the Indejitiulent. Prof. Jobiu’s Orchestra discoursed several flue selections, while Prof. Marsh and Miss Mattison ren dered excellent violiu music. Mr. Zaeco and wife sang a number of songs which were greatly applauded. The Vineland tract of some forty-two thou sand acres was purchased by Mr. Lan dis in July, 1861, and the survey of the town was begun on August 8th, fol lowing, when Mr. Landis drove the first stake to mark the intersection of Landis Avenue and the Railroad Boulevard. Sweet potatoes are coming into market, and are selling at ten cents per pound. The lovers of lawn tennis in Bridge ton visited Vineland on Friday, and played several games with our home club. Nine games were placed, the home club beating four doubles, and the Bridgeton club four doubles and two singles. In the evening a recep tion was given to the visitors at the Baker House. Parties having garments at Knud son's Dyeing Establishment are re quested to call for them before Sep tember 15tli, 1884, as after that time all goods on hand will be sold to pay costs. J. Knudson. 2t The September number of Harper's Magazine promises to be in itself quite a tour of Europe. Mr. Rideing will describe "A Run Ashore at Queens town,” including Blarney Castle and Killarney, with many illustrations; pnssing on to London', there will be more of Rev. Treadwell Walden’s ac count of “The Great Hall of William Rufus,” with its portraits of the early kings and queens; crossing to Franco, Miss Humphrey’s pen and Mr. Reinhart's pencil will describe the life at the French seaside resort, Trouville and, finally, the artist Houghton wil stroll farther in Holland. At home Mr. Ernest Ingersoll will describe tin • Wheat-fields of the Columbia,” wit! illustrations by Redwood; and a paper by J. G. Pyle, with illustrative dia grams, will explain ‘’The Reservoir System” now under construction to equalize the supply of water in the Mississippi. There will be sketches, with fine portraits, of George Fullerby Frank 1). Millet, and of Charles Reade by Robert Buchanan, the frontispiece of the number being a reproduction of one of Fuller's naintinirs. Further in stalments of Hoe’s “Nature’s Serial Story,” with Gibson’s and Pielinan’s illustrations; of Black’s “Judith Shake speare;” of William Sharp’s “Tran scripts from Nature,” with Alfred Par son’s illustrations; short stories by “A Working Girl” and Rose Terry Cooke; a one-act comedy, “A Cloud on the Honeymoon,” by Julian Magnus; and a number of poems, by Will Carleton and others, will (ill out, with the edi torial departments, a brilliant number. Mrs. Hurd’s Niece. By Ella Far uian. The Young Folks’ Library. Illustrated. Boston. I). Lothrop A Co. Price 25 cents. This fascinating story, one of the best from the author's practised pen, will find a multitude of earnest and appreciative readers. It draws a sharp contrast between genu ine, practical religion and its fashion aide substitute, and shows the hollow ness of a life not based upon sound principles. The character of Lois Gladstone is clearly and effectively drawn, and the story of her experiences in the Hurd household, with the changes brought about in it through her quiet but persistent influence, is told with skill and feeling. There is hardly a page without its suggestive passage, and we know of few books which contain so much that is reallj helpful to young girls placed in posi tions where self-control, moral courage and self sacrifice are required. Now is the best time to have youi coats, pants, dresses, Ac., cleaned anc dyed, at No. 32 North Laurel street Bridgeton. A complete line. IDIR/IX C3-S. Quality first importance. STATIONERY. Crane’s Fine Writing Papers, &c. Blank Books All styles. PRICES That will induce you to come agair AT C. F. Dare’s DRUG AND Stationery Store 94 East Commerce Street. A REMARKABLE EVENT. CLEARING UP SALE. Many valuable articles at prices so extremely low as to seem al most impossible. A golden opportunity not to be neglected; important to the wise housekeeper to secure such goods as she knows will be needed, when the price is an object. 2,000 yards best LINING CAMBRIC, at 3 cents per yard, regular S cent CAMBRIC. FRENCH FIGURED SATTEENS which we have been selling at 37 1-2 cents, and other Houses say they have been selling at 50 cents, we now offer at 15 cents. 500 yards 4-4 COCHECOS and PACIFIC FOULARD, at 6 cents per yard; have retailed at 12 1-2 cents. .A. COTTIsrTIEIR, Where the BEST GINGHAMS are selling at 5 cents. A priv ilege not often given, as the general price is 10 cents. Tables strewn with choice articles all over the store; OUR object to please; the interest of our patrons, OUR first aim. _A. SPECIAL • In a Ladies’, Gentlemen’s and Children’s HANDKERCHIEF; a sample lot from one of the largest Notion Houses in the country. A lot used by travelling salesmen, and thrown upon ' ! the market at extremely low prices. We are selling them at | just half of their actual worth and cost. Short lengths in CANTON FLANNELS, from 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 1-2 cents, real value 8, 10, 12 1-2, 15 and 20 cents; on ly one case, do not overlook the fact that you will need this Fall, and that you will save money by getting what you will need from these remnants. ONLY HOUSE. JERSEYS. JJEPLSIELPS. Only to think! A good Jersey for 90 cents. This price can not be excelled, or maintained very long, full value $1.25. A handsome BRAIDED JERSEY for $1.75. Many Houses are advertising them at $2.50. Every Department contains articles specially adapted for use, and at prices that may be termed the HOT WEATHER PRICES, and our object will be to add from week to week, at tractive features; they may be in DOMESTICS or in FANCY ARTICLES. We can only urge you to call and examine lor yourselves. 2,150 yards of APPLETON A, at 6 1-4 cents. 2,059 yards UNBLEACHED MUSLIN, at 4 cents. 3.000 yards best CALICO, short lengths, at 3 cents per yard. 2.000 yards good BLEACHED MUSLIN, valued at 10 cts., will sell at 7 cents. One lot of RUBBER BLANKETS only 59 cents, cost the Government of the United States, $4.00. Only House that 1 possesses so cheap an article. A Clearing Out Sale of , s xt im: nv: :e :r, silk. A fine lot ol SUMMER SILKS that we have been retailing at 37 1 "2 cents, and many Houses at 50 cents, we shall close out at 25 cents. 42-inch ALL-WOOL BLACK BUNTING, at 25 cents; for j mer price, 50 cents. It would be quite impossible to crowd within the limits of our columns the list of articles valuable to each customer; we merely suggest a few, and urge you to call and examine for yourselves. W. H. Woodruff.