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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 VOL. XXXVII. BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 21,1884. N0 j901 REPORT Of the School Superintendent of the City of , Bridgeton, for the year ending July 31st, 1 1884. STATISTICS—First Ward. Number on School Census, 1,076 ** “ Register, 605 Average attendance, 447 Number of Schools, 1 ** Teachers, 13 Loder. Number on School Census, 81 “ “ Register, 53 Average Attendance, 19 Number of Schools, 1 “ Teachers, 1 | Second Ward. Number on School Census, 700 “ Register, 525 Average Attendance, 285 Number of Schools, 1 " Teachers, 8 Third Ward. Number on School Census, 653 “ “ Register, 426 Average Attendance, 323 Number of Schools, 2 * “ Teachers, 8 EXPENDITURES-First Ward. Teachers’ Salaries, $5,071 25 Janitor’s “ 303 16 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, $386 22 Second Ward. Teachers’ Salaries, $3,350 00 * Janitor’s ** 180 15 Books and Stationery, 239 79 Fuel. 125 80 Repairs, 125 00 Incidentals, 157 10 Total, $4,177 93 Third Ward. Teachers’ Salaries, $3,450 00 Janitor’s “ 150 00 Books and Stationery, 288 63 Fuel, 125 70 Repairs, 86 70 Incidentals, 108 75 Total, $4,209 78 Total. Teachers’ Salaries, $12,204 57 Janitors’ “ 633 31 Books and Stationary, 1,158 44 Furniture, 302 17 Fuel, . 519 50 Repairs, 229 95 Incidentals, 609 48 louu, $10,00* TEACH ERS-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 R. A. Woodruff: 2d Assistant, Miss M. W. Lan ing; 3d Assistant, Miss M. Ella Swing. Princi pal Primary Department, Miss K. W. McCowan; 1st Assistant, Miss J. W. Ware; 2d Assistant, Miss E. B. Fithian; 3d Assistant, Miss Maggie D. DuBois; 4th Assistant, Miss Lydia A. Hubbs; 5th Assistant, Miss B. A. Humphrey. Loder School. Principal, E. D. Custer. Second Ward, Principal Grammar Department, C. H. Platts. , Principal Secondary Department, Miss Ella R. Swing: Assistant, Miss M. A. Walker. Princi pal Primary Department, Mrs. S. M. Reeves; 1st Assistant, Miss H. M. Riley; 2d Assistant, Miss S. M. Westeott; 3d Assistant, Miss H. F. Hall; 4th Assistant, Miss M. Robbins. Third Ward. t Principal Grammar Department, W. F. Rob inson; Assistant, Miss A. M. Harker. Principal Secondary Department, Miss R. M. Whitaker; 1st Assistant, Miss S. B. 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. WM. EDWARD COX, City Supt. ZB^TTIISrJY’S SPECIAL EXCURSION From Salem, Bridgeton and Woodstown, to CAPE MAY! ON Thursday, Aug. 28, ’8J^. TIME TABLE: GOING: A. M. GOING: Leave Salem, 0 20 Palatine, 6 41 Penton, 0 28 Monroe, 0 53 Alloway, 0 34 Harding, 0 56 Yorketown, 0 46 Union, 7 00 Daretown, 6 56 Glass boro, 7 45 Newkirks, 7 01 Clayton, 7 54 Elmer, 7 11 Vineland, 8 26 Harrisonville, 6 20 Millville, 8 37 Woodstown, 6 30 Arrive Cape May, 10 00 Fenwick, 6 35 returning: p. m. Kiddleton, 6 40 Leave Cape May, 5 00 Bridgeton, 6 25 Arrive Glas3boro, 7 15 Finley, 6 30 “ Bridgeton, 8 25 Hlisted, 6 37 “ Salem, 8 40 Leaving Salem at 6.20, and Bridgeton at 6.25 a. in.; returning leave Cape May al 5 p. in., giv ing excursionists seven hours at the Cape, the finest beach in the world, and the most fash ion able watering place on this continent. There will be moonlight on August 28th. Fare for excursion, $1.25: children under 12 veal’s, 65c., from all stations except Glassboro, Clayton, Vineland and Millville, which will be $1, children half price. Passengers from Har risonville and Woodstown will not have to change cars. Those who desire to attend the REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION, which will meet at Cape May on the day of the Excursion, will thus have an opportunity at a very reduced rate, and return the same day. A strong police force will be on the cars to preserve order, and every one that does not conform to the rules will be ejected at the next station. I do not wish the patronage of any that will not abide by the rules. Order will be preserved on all my excursions. JOHN P. BRUNA. FOR SALE. f|MIE subscribers, executors of James B. Fcr X guson, dec’d, offer at private sale the undi vided one-half part of the vacant lot at the north-east corner of Pearl and Warren streets, in Bridgeton, having a front of forty-two feet, and a depth of seventy-three feet. LYDIA B. FERGUSON, JOHN S. MITCHELL, Executors. Dated August 8th, 1884—14-lt AGENTS WANTED-For the Lives of BLAINE & I CLEVELAND & LOGAN HENDRICKS In 1 vol. by T.NWKnox. | 1vol. Hon.A.Barnuum The Best and Cheapest. 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Goldsmith & Co. 3 L 33> 35 S. Laurel St. BRIDGETON, N. J. pioneer, SI.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday mommy:, at No. 00 East Commerce Street , (up stairs.) MCGOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. STATE NEWS. The Somerset county Board of Free holders have decided to raise $50,000 for county purposes. The Washington Star says that Pe ter Wynant, of Changewater. has the longest beard in that section. It is 28 inches long. I. C. Dawson, a most active farmer of Cape May county, has 10,000 cab bage plants under cultivation this summer. At a meeting of the Jennens heirs in Camden on Thursday, a committee was appointed to collect $2,000 to send to the London agent. Several large copperhead snakes have been killed near Scotch Plains, Union county, within the past few days. A blue racer that was over six feet long, was also killed. The Salem County Board of Free holders Jjas awarded the contract for the building of an iron bridge across Salem creek to the Cleveland Bridge Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, for $21, 000. John B. Fisher, of Sergeantsville, Hunterdon county, will be known to fame as the man who raised a stalk of rhubarb which, with the leaf, measur ed four feet eight inches in length. David S. Manners, ex-Mayor of Jer sey City, is dangerously ill, and there is very little hope of his recovery. He ~ -- j *vi, auu who elected Mayor five successive terms. Plans are being drawn for a new ho tel to be erected at North Long Branch. It will be a handsome struc ture, and will contain about 150 rooms. It will probably be called the “Aria dee.” Though not yet completed the Cape May iron pier has been thrown open to the public. The pier is 900 feet in length, and when finished will be one of the most substantial of any on the eoast. The keeper of a summer garden at Atlantic City has two young black bears, about six months old, in a large wooden cage as an attraction to his place. They were caught in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Farmer Roll, of Linden, started to Newark on Thursday with a load of hay. When near the city he diseov ered that his load was on fire. He had barely time to dismount and unhitch the horses. The wagon was burned. Gr. Marshall Angle went from War ren county to Texas a few years ago, and founded the town of Angle. He owned about half of the town. On the 25 ult., a fire destroyed nearly all his property, and there was no insurance. Elizabeth Jackson, a widow living at Jersey City Heights, disappeared a few days ago. On Thursday her fel low tPllfint.S lirokp into lipr n.nnrtmonte and found her lying dead in bed. Over $400 in money was found in her rooms. William Frome, a farmer at Mon tana, Warren county, raised oats this season that measured five feet and eight inches in height; and Watson Itittenhouse, of Ringwood township, Hunterdon county, exhibits some of the same height. A Paterson woman hung a dish towel out of the window to dry. It got dry. A man up stairs threw out a cigar. It fell into a fold of the towel and set the towel on fire. The towel set the house on lire. The damage was slight. Crabs have never been more plenti ful in our waters since the cold winter ! of 1880 until this season, and now the | waters of the Chesapeake and Dela ■ ware bays abound in them and hun | dreds are caught every day along the wharves. Messrs. Creamer & Sparks, of Mill ville, have received an order from Rajwade, the Hindoo, who has been i learning to blow glass at the works of | Moore Bros., Clayton, for an outfit of 1 moulds for the glassworks which Mr. Rajwade will establish in India. A number of the surviving members of the Seventh New Jersey Regiment of Volunteers, met at Newark on Thursday and formed an organization. A committee was appointed, of which Peter J. Leary is chairman, to corres pond with members of the regiment throughout the State with a view ol perfecting the organization. The next meeting will be held on August 28th. A man in Atlantic City who appealed to Council for relief from the payment of $46.00 fines and costs imposed by the Mayor for having sold malt liq uors without license, of which two of fenses were proven against him, had his ease promptly dismissed. In the last few years there have lived and died within a radius of six miles of Elmer, Salem county, Samuel Elwell, Benjamin Pedrick, his wife, Margaret Creamer, Jacob Hitehner and Sayre Moore, each of whom at tained an age ranging from ninety to ninety-five years. At Burlington recently, two daugh ters of John Rogers, aged three and five years, were poisoned by eating bologna sausage. Emetics were ad ministered, andaphysician summoned, and the little ones’ lives saved. Mrs. Rogers, who partook freely of the sau sage, was not sickened. Six additional Health Inspectors have been appointed in Newark, and the officers will make a thorough in spection of all houses with a view to ascertaining the exact condition of the city from a sanitary point of view. The killing and dressing of chickens in the city market will be prohibited, sewers will be disinfected, and all ex isting nuisances abated. Members of the Prohibition party, of the First Congressional District of Yew Jersey, met at Camden recently', and nominated Samuel B. Harbison, of Camden, for Congress. The county convention nominated Chas. Rhoades, of Haddonfield, for State Senator: Chas. B. Coles, of Merchantsville, for Sheriff, and E. A. Armstrong, Joseph Wood and II. G. Smith for members of the Assembly. The largest leather belt in the State is one recently made for the New Jer sey zane anu iron company, of New ark. It is 105 feet long, 48 inches wide, and three-ply in thickness and weighs 1,200 pounds, and in its construction there were used the centre cuts of 125 heifer hides. It is to take the place of one of the same dimensions that has been in constant use, night and day, for sixteen years. Rufus Blodgett has been made Su perintendent of the New York and Long Branch Railroad Company. Mr. Blodgett has been for nineteen years Superintendent of the New Jer sey Southern Railroad Company. The general freight agent of the New Jersey Southern Railroad Company, which is now operated by the Phila delphia and Reading Railroad Com pany, will act as Superintendent at present, A singular accident occurred at the New Jersey Steel and Iron works, in Trenton, on Friday. While the ma chinery was in full motion one of the wheels broke and a piece of the pon derous iron went flying out through a window. It went like lightning to Cass street, fully three hundred yards distant, just grazed a woman passing on the sidewalk and then buried itself . in an open field beyond. The woman escaped being brained and instantly killed by about two inches. The family of ex-Congressman Bob nf txn cnnntr Tinbl vn union on Thursday, at the residence i of S. A. Dobbins, Jr., in Mount Hol ly. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Dobbins, there were present their six sons and five daughters, with their wives, hus bands and children. The grandchild ren numbered thirty-three. In the afternoon a photograph was taken of Mr. and Mrs. Dobbins and their elev en children, and another photograph of the entire family. A few evenings since, Mrs. Henry A. Calhoun, of Lambertville. left her lit tle daughter, Helen, asleep in bed, while she attended to her household duties. Returning soon afterward she found the little one suffering from sick ness, from which she died at noon. After her death an empty pill box, which showed marks of the child's teeth, was fouud in the bed. The box had contained morphine pills, and it is believed the child climbed out of bed and obtained the box from a table, and swallowed the contents. A farmer named Wilson, living at Townbury, Warren county, drove to Belvidere a few days ago with a load of straw, his brother-in-law, a lad of ten years, named Hibler, was with him on the load. They drove under the iron railroad bridge, at Second street, but the structure was too low to admit of the passage of the load, and Wilson and Hibler were caught in the iron stringers and dragged to the ground. Wilson escaped with serious injury, but .the boy’s shoulder-blade and jaw were fractured, his face and neck mangled, and his legs and arms badly hurt. His recovery is not thought possible. Hog cholera is reported to be very ! prevalent in Bakersville and Bargain own, Atlantic county, where several logs have already died and many nore are sick with the disease. The irst cases were noticed a little more ban three weeks ago. The animals ittacked live about three weeks, con- i itantly growing worse and then die. rhe main symptom of the disease is ilso spreading in that portion of Bur ington county contiguous to the in- | acted portion of Atlantic. Thirty-j wo years ago a large number of hogs lied from the disease in Atlantic Co. John McKinsey, of Salem, while ! fishing in the mouth of Salem creek, a j few days ago, caught a curious fish, I fhe like of which has never before been seen in that section. It weighed a pound and six ounces, and in some respects resembled a catfish, having a mouth much the same, while it was covered with a silvery skin, and hav ing dorsal fins, from the end of which protruded long pendants, or feelers. There were also similar feelers, about two inches in length, extending from either side of the head. It has been sent to New York for indentification. The Prohibitionists of Monmouth county on Thursday placed in nomi nation for State Senator, Dr. Thomas G. Chattle, of Long Branch, the pres ent Democratic Assemblyman from that district. Dr. Chattle is also a candidate for the Democratic nomi nation for the same office against Speaker Stoney and H. S. Little, but it is now doubtful if he is endorsed by that party on account of his pro nounced temperance views. In the event of his failure, he announces his intention of remaining in the field as a third candidate, and asserts his ability unbelt int* ueiuutTauc nominee. The Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society has awarded the contracts for the con struction of the new buildings on the fair grounds at Waverly. The cost of the new buildings will reach $5,000. The new poultry shed will be 100x24 feet. Twenty additional stalls will be built to the stables, making them 100 feet longer. The stalls will be con structed under the latest improved de signs. The cattle sheds will have twenty more pens, making the depart ment 200 feet long. All the buildings on the grounds will be repaired and painted, and the grounds improved in every direction. Frequent visits continue to be made to the monastery in West Hoboken, Hudson county, by persons suffering from nervous ailments and who have an abiding faith in the efficacy of prayer. Some remarkable cures have been reported recently. One is that of a young girl who hobbled into the institution on crutches and returned home without them. No record is made of the cases, but the Fathers state that they have received many letters from persons who have been benefited. The service consists of prayer and touching of the sick per son by the relics of an early martyr of tne unuren. The Democrats of the Fifth, Con gressional District—composed of the counties of Bergen, Passaic, and Mor ris—held their Convention at Morris town, on Thursday, and nominated Preston Stevenson as their candidate. There were no other contestants, as the District is sure for Mr. Phelps in November. Mr. Stevenson is a young lawyer, living near Goffle, a suburb of Paterson, his office being in New York. He is about thirty-five years of age and small of stature. He has never held any public office. In 1876 he ran | against Senator John W. Griggs for i the Assembly, in the then First Dis | trict of Passaic county, and was beat j en. Mr. Stevenson's father was for ; many years in the South. He is a nephew of the Rev. Dr. Prime, of the New York Observer. It is said he will challenge Sir. Phelps to a joint debate throughout the District. Charles Amuierman of Muscatine and W. Riddle of Rochester, Iowa, broth ers-in-law, left Muscatine on Saturday week, with their wives and a child of each for Rochester. The party were in the same wagon, and got into a family quarrel. Amuierman finally put Riddle and his wife and child out, and told them they could walk to Ro chester. He afterward relented and took in the woman and child. Riddle, as the wagon passed him, ordered the party to halt, and on their refusing fired at them with a double-barrelled shotgun. Amuierman was instantly killed, and the second shot shattered Mrs. Atnmeriuan's arm. The team then ran away, and Riddle’s child was run over and had an arm broken. Riddle was arrested the same night and placed in jail at Tipton. THE NEW VOTERS. According to the most recent esti mates there are 12,200,000 votes to be polled next November, that is if the vote of the South is free and full. Over two millions of this number are new voters, and the question naturally arises which way will this vast body of young men, who will cast their first ballot, vote? One thing is certain, whichever party gets a majority of these votes will probably carry the election. There has been much specu lation as to the effect of these new votes on the body politic of the coun try. In 1880 the Chicago Times, which was a Copperhead paper during the war, and has been a Bourbon sheet ever since, printed a famous editorial, which has had a wide circulation in the West, explaining why Garfield was elected. The reason for the Democrat ic defeat given by the Times was that the new voters since the war were not Democrats. The explanation which the limes gave in support of its posi tion was decidedly unique, coming, as it did, from such a source. It started with the proposition that the youths of this Republic are not Democrats. The sons of Democratic fathers have grown up Republicans. “So long,” said the Times, “as slavery and the war linger within the memory of Amer ieans, the youths of the Republic will continue to grow up Republicans, and slavery and the war will be remembered as long as the public-school system ex ists. The public schools have slain the Democratic party with the text-books.” With this general statement, which must have startled its readers, the limes concluded in the following lan guage: “The Democratic party can never win a national victory. Its old men are dying away. The boys who catch the ballots that fall from their stiffened hands are Republicans. This fact cannot be denied. It will do no good to quarrel with it. All other causes which have operated to diminish the number of Democrats and increase the number of Republicans are insignifi cant besides this one tremendous and invincible fact. The curse of slavery has poisoned the blood and rotted the bone of the Democratic party. The malediction of the war has palsied its brain. The young wife who held the babe up to kiss the father as he hurried to the tap of his departing regiment has not suckled a Democrat. The weary feet of the gray grandmother who watched the children while the wife was busyr has not rocked the cra dle of Democrats. The chair that the soldier father never came back to fill has not been climbed upon by Demo crats. The old blue coat that his com rades carried back was cut up Tor little jackets, but not one covered the heart of a Democrat. The rattled musket that fell from him with his last shot became the thoughtless toy of his boys; but not a hand that played with it was the hand of a Democrat. The babe he kissed crowed and crowed for his re turn, and its unwitting and unanswered notes were not from the throat of a Democrat, The tear-soiled camp let ters which the mother read aloud in the long, bitter evenings, while the boys clustered at her knees, did not fall upon Democratic ears. The girl's sobs, blending with the mother's weeping, did not make Democrats of their broth ers. Perhaps the father had been a Democrat all his life! The children go to school. There is not a Democrat on its benches.” If this be true, the majority of the two millions of votes will not be cast for the Democratic party. If it was true four years ago, it is equally true to-day. and the youths of the country who will cast their first vote next Fall are Republicans now, and the mass of them will vote the Republican ticket, : —Phihula. Press. The London Engineering says that at the late Fisheries Exhibition the United States was ahead of every other coun try in the interest and organization of j its display. It favors the proposed American Exhibition in London, of which the preliminaries have already been settled by General Norton. May 1st, 188G, has been fixed for the open ing day. The startling report comes from the j West that ex-Governor St. John has a red moustache which he. dyes black. That settles it; no man who dyed a red i moustache has ever yet been elected to the Presidency. The Paris Temps says that since 1832 France has had live epidemics of chol era, but that, all things considered, there never was so little ground for a panic as at the present visitation.