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v'OL. XXXVII. _•_BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,1884. N0 1905
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A business conducted upon a CASH BASIS and a watchful eye to insure honesty and courteous treat m ment to every patron must prosper, and THE ENTERPRISE ClotMi, Bom aoi Sloe Co., is recognized to-day as the leading Boot and Shoe Concern in South Jersey. Respectfully, P. H. Goldsmith & Co. *' 31, 33, 35 S. Laurel St. BRIDGETON, N J. pioneer. SI.50 I*erYear. Published every Thursday morning, at No. GO East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVEN TION. The Republican County Convention of Cum berland County will be held at the Court House in Bridgeton, on Wednesday, October 1st, 1884, at 11 o’clock a. m., for the purpose of nominat ing a Sheri If and two Coroners. The primary meetings for the election of delegates to attend said Convention, will bo held on Wednesday, September 24th, 1884, in the several townships and -wards of the County, the hour and place of meeting to be designated as usual. JAMES H. NIXON, Chairman of the last Convention. August 28, 1884. Under the above call the wards, townships and precincts will be entitled to representation in the Convention as follows:— Bridgeton—First ward, 10; Second ward, 6; Third ward, 5. Fairfield—First precinct, 4; Second precinct, 4. Downc, 4; Commercial, 4; Hopewell, 4; Stow Creek, 3; Greenwich, 3. Millville—First ward, 5; Second ward, 6; Third ward, 5. Landis—First precinct, 1; Second precinct, 6; Third precinct, 5; Fourth precinct, 1. Maurice River, 0; Deerfield, 4. Total number of delegates in Convention, 8G. FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT. The Republican First District Convention of Cumberland County, will be held in the Court House, Bridgeton, on Wednesday, September u viovn, x . iu,, ivn un; puipuDU ui nominating a candidate for Assembly. The Republicans of the different wards and townships in said district will elect delegates to represent them in said Convention on Monday ovening, September 23d, 1884. F. 13. MINCH, Chairman of the last District Convention. The several wards and townships are entitled to representation as follows:—Bridgeton—First ward, 10; Second ward, G; Third ward, 5. Fair field—First precinct, 4; Second precinct, 4; Downe, 4; Commercial, 4; Hopewell, 4: Stow Creek, 3; Greenwich, 3. Total number of delegates in Convention, 47. SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT. The Second Assembly District Republican Convention of the County of Cumberland, will be held in the city of Millville, on THURSDAY, October 3d, 18S4, at 3 o’clock, p. m„ for the pur pose of nominating an Assemblyman. The primary meetings for the election of del egates to attend said Convention, will be held on WEDNESDAY, September 34th, 1884, in the several townships of the said District. The hour and place of meeting to be designated as usual. ALBERT HARRIS, Chairman of last Dist. Con. STATE NEWS. James B. Springer, of Upper Penn’s Neck, Salem County, raised a curiosity in the shape of a twin canteloupe, both perfectly formed. The fish oil factories at Leeds’ Point, Atlantic county, are now busy. One of them has extracted the oil from about 900,000 moss-bunkers. According to a decision rendered by Judge Childs, of Red Bank, a livery stable keeper cannot recover from any one the hire of a rig let on Sunday. The receipts of the Western Union telegraph office, in Atlantic City, dur mg the month of August, for messages sent to Philadelphia alone, were $1,460. The city of Camden is one of the most thriving places in the State. Over 1,100 buildings have been erected within a year, and they are of an un usually substantial character. The Texas fever has appeared among some cattle on the farm of John C. Turner, at Salina, Gloucester county, which he purchased at the Philadel phia Stock Yards for fattening. The new railroad cuttings about Bergen Hill, N. J., have opened large deposits of odd and rare minerals. They are continually visited by miner alogists and students from scientific schools. Matthew Sharp, aged three years, died at No. 133 Sherman avenue, Jer sey City Heights, Friday, in conse quence of drinking kerosene on Mon day. His mother was filling lamps, and her back being momentarily turned he drank a quantity from the can. Samuel W. Wray, Horace F. McCann and George E. Wagner, of German town, Philadelphia, have filed articles of incorporation in the County Clerk's office at Camden of a company to be known as the “Germantown Electric Light Company,” with a capital of $500,000. Counsel for the assignee of Warner & Meritt, the bankrupt fruiterers, is forming a company to conduct the business of the embarassed firm. The company will probably be composed of Messrs. Warner, Merritt, Knowles, Jos lin and Huey, the latter to enter as a silent partner. A committee from the Burlington county Board of Freeholders has been investigating Mercer county’s methods of dealing with tramps, and will re port in favor of setting them at work breaking stone for use on the roads. The United States monitor “Dicta tor,” having been condemned and sold at public sale, has been beaclied by her purchasers on the river shore south of the ferry slip at Gloucester Point, Camden county, and will be broken up. Five members of the family of Chas. R. Oliver, were poisoned a few days ago, at Rahway it is supposed by eat ing stale beefsteak. A four-year-old boy who ate none of the meat, was not sickened. Prompt medical attention saved all the sufferers. As the train from Philadelphia to Phillipsburg was passing Riegelsville, Thursday evening, a hail-storm was encountered, and for some minutes stones of exceptionally large size al most drowned the noise made by the passage of the wheels over the rails. Pierre Lorillard’s stock farm at Jobs town, otherwise Rancocas, Burlington county, is 1,800 acres in extent and em ploys 200 men during the summer months. A recent improvement is a silo with a capacity of 2,000 tons. Mr. Lorillard will fatten 100 steers for the market this Fall. A spark from the engine of a freight train which passed Winslow, Camden Co., on Thursday, fell in the woods and started a fire which soon began to burn fiercely. It was thought the railroad station and other buildings would be destroyed, but the wind changed, and in a few hours the fire was under con trol. The Atlantic County Grand Jury, | after a session of three days, on Thurs | day returned forty-eight bills of indict ment. This is the largest number ever found at one term. In the civil rights bill of Edwards, the colored man, against the proprietors of the Summer garden, at Atlantic City, the bill was ignored. The Democrats of Hoboken, Hudson county, are getting ready to oppose the Democratic county ticket because of their failure to secure recognition on it. At the meeting of the City Demo cratic Executive Committee resolutions approving the Democratic county ticket were not pressed because it was feared they would be defeated. The farmers of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington county have organized and employed counsel to contest the legality of an ordinance recently pas sed by the Camden Common Council making it punishable with a fine for farmers to huckster their own produce in that city. An effort will also be made to secure the repeal of the obzzox ious oz-diziance. Andrew J. Longstreet, of Burling ton, zzzet with a bad accidezzt recezitly. He had gone on an excursion to Chest nut Grove. Thei'e wzvs the izsual nuzzz ber of catch-penny amusements, nzzzong them the familiar lifting zzza chizze. Mr. Lozigstreet tried his strength, and in giving a stz-ong pull, injured his spinal coluzzzn and the znuscles of his stomach, and he had to be taken to his lzozize on a settee. Edmond S. Cozzziez-, who muzzy years ago was the friend azzd rival of Edwin Forrest, celebrated his seventv-fiftlz birthday, at Patterson, where he has lived for some years past. He says he was born at 9 o’clock on the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year of the nineteenth century. He went on the stage in 1829, and was an active member of the profession for more than 50 years. Indeed he considers himself an active member of it yet. Edward 8. Ewen, the celebrated long-distance sea swimmer, of Bath, L. I., well known along the coast of New' Jersey and Long Island for his numer ous contests, aquatic performances, life saving, &c., is now stopping at Lam bertville, where he surprised some of the boys and inhabitants nj> the river the other day not a little by swimming from Stockton down the Delaware to the Lambertville bridge, and by going through other performances in the water with an ease, grace and confi dence that is seldom seen in these parts. Hudson county is in much financial difficulty. The interest due on its bonds on September 1st, amounting to $50,000, is still due, and many salaries ! are unpaid. County Collector Farrier, j it is said, depended upon President j McDermott, of the Board of Finance, for the money, and the Board has failed to vote the necessary funds. Hoboken owes the county $25,000, and Bayonne is in arrears, but the trouble seems to be that the municipalities col lect the county tax and use it for their own purposes, leaving the county to look after itself. Walter W. Allen, son of Barclay C. Allen, died at the residence of his father, near Vincentown, recently. The boy was fourteen years old. A few days ago he was cutting wood, when he stepped on a rusty nail, which ran into the fleshy part of his heel. Rem edies were immediately applied, and it was supposed that everything was working all right. Later in the week the boy was at work in the cornfield, but at noon he complained of feeling sick, and did not go out after dinner. He grew rapidly worse; lock-jaw set in, and he died before midnight. There is at present considerable dis cussion among some of the dairymen of Salem county over the recent action of the Deputy Milk Inspector in con demning the milk of several dealers. They claim that the law is too strin gent and that the standard is placed too high. It is also claimed that milk that has not been “watered” will, in many instances, fall below the “stand ard” required by law, when the cattle have had poor grazing. The law con demns milk that does not contain )2 per cent, of solids, wich is recognized as the “standard.” Two dairymen of Salem county, who have had their milk condemned, will have a trial this week, at Salem, before Justice Wood. Rev. P. R. Brace, who was re-elected County Superintendent of the Public Schools in Camden county by the State Board of Education a few days since, was opposed by Governor Abbett. In June last the Governor requested the Board to postpone the election, as lie had been given to understand that Mr. Brace was taking an active inter est in politics, which is against the rules of the Board. An investigation resulted in showing that the charge was due to the fact that Mr. Brace's name was used as one of the vice presidents of a Republican mass meet ing held in Camden. Mr. Brace in formed the Board that he was not present at the meeting, though his name had been used without a sanc tion, whereupon he was reappointed. Farmer Baniel Hutchinson, of Bur lington, who is sixty-seven years old. had a very exciting experience re cently, with a young bull on his farm. The farmer knew that the bull was vicious and generally watched him, but while he was in the barnyard he was taken off his guard and the bull caught him. When the farmer opened his eyes he was on the broad of his back and the bull was standing oyer him. He grabbed with his hands the horns of the bull, but the animal tossed him again in the air. Mr. Hutchinson cried for help as the bull made another jump over him, and his dog came bounding over the fence into the yard. The bull turned his attention to the dog, and Mr. Hutchinson, watching his opportunity, clambered over the fence and got away. He was badly bruised from his tosses, but was not seriously hurt. William W. Messer, residing at Boon ton, Morris county, while in a tit of temporary insanity, Friday morning, shot and fatally wounded Martha, his wife, and his daughter, Mary, aged thirty years. There was nothing strange in Messer's actions when he came down to breakfast at eight. He had been seated, however, but a few moments when he drew from his pock et a six-inch barrel, thirty-eight calibre revolver, and while his daughter was passing from the room deliberately took aim and fired. The ball took ef fect in her back, completely severing tin* spinal cord. He thereupon turned and fired two successive shots at his wife, each of the balls lodging in her breast. Then placing the weapon against his own forehead, discharged it, and was instantly dead. The moth er, not rendered unconscious, strug gled to the front of the house, where she called for assistance. Physicians were on hand in a short time. Their verdict is that neither of the women can survive. A child that was born in Etowah county, Ala., some weeks ago, died after speaking a single prophetic sentence— so the Etowahian people aver, to wit: “After the tenth day of August there will be a drought for five years!” The Birmingham Chronicle thus classically admonishes those who are inclined to doubt the oracle: "So far, its predic tion is true. Let those laugh who will at supernatural occurrences, there is much in history to confirm belief in their predictions. Home was saved by the cackling of a goose, Joseph was warned in a dream, and Belshazzar saw his fate in the handwriting on the wall.” -- ♦ ♦- ♦ - Three hundred and nineteen icebergs are reported to be drifting southward between Cape Preels and Cape Race, Newfoundland. FISHING FOR PORPOISE. A new industry which has been prose cuted with a fair measure of success at Cape May, during the Summer, and gives great promise of developing into a large and prosperous business in the near future, is the catching of por poises in the Delaware Bay. The idea was conceived by a number of Wil mington fishermen. A seine is used, which is necessarily very large, extensive and cumbersome. It is about 1000 yards long and is con structed in three separate sections, which, when in the water, forms the section of a circle, the shore making the connecting chord. The net is deep enough to almost reach the sea bottom. The whole structure forms a bag. the limits of which are contracted as the haul is made. The school is surrounded by the pon derous seine, and men then grasp it at each end, and tug it ashore, slowly and cautiously. The fish, feeling them selves being drawn to the beach, strug gle frantically and desperately for freedom. They plunge with violence into the meshes of their netted pen, and in water with depth enough to admit of their swimming strongly', they usually break their way through the heavy ropes, and go bellowing into the deep water. The scare among them and the ex citement is intense. They lash the water into a foam, and savagely plunge at the net or aim to leap over its corks, snort, blow and bellow like mad crea tures. When excited and aroused, the lazy, sleepy creatures are possessed of wonderful strength "and animation. Perhaps in one haul twenty fish may be netted, but it is infrequent that more man per cent, of the haul is landed. However powerful in the water, the fish are absolutely helpless, and practi cally dead, the instant they are landed on the beach. As soon as they are ashore the “sticker,'" with his large, sharp butcher-knife, appears upon the scene, and inflicts a deep wound in the porpoise's neck, much in the same man ner as a pig would be butchered. The carcass is taken directly to the boiling houses, where they are suspended by :. block and tackle and skinned. The blubber, which is the most valuable part of the fish, comes from the car cass with the skin. It is, in the aver age, about an inch in thickness. This is scraped from the skin into tubs, and dried out into oil. Each fish, in condi tion, will yield from twelve to fourteen gallons of excellent oil. for which there is always a ready market at from eighty five cents to 81.00 per gallon. A very valuable and fine oil, which is used on watches and delicate machinery, is ex tracted from the head of the fish. It is worth about 88 per gallon, and each head yields about two ounces. The skin after being cleansed of the blubber is ready for the tanner, and they readily bring $5 each. Out of porpoise hide very fine leather is made, a quality that takes color nicely, dresses beautifully and is employed in making some of the finest novelties. The car casses are not put to any use as yet, they simply being prepared as a fertil izer. Experiments with the flesh of the porpoise go to show that it is very good for food, being both tender and palata ble. In some respects it resembles wcci, turn wine wuu ate iieanuy oi it this Summer, aver that it is quite as enjoyable as a slice from a rib-roast. It has a slight gamey flavor, something like venison, and there is an entire ab sence of the fishy taste. Two cents per pound has already been offered for all carcasses of the catch by New York parties, who intend preparing it for mince meat, which will divest mince pies of their repulsive mystery. Occasional orders have been filled for good cuts of the fish from Philadelphia and New York restaurant ers, and it is probable that in a short time there will be a demand for all the I fish caught. Each porpoise is estimated to be worth £20. The aggregate value of the five weeks' result is £3740. The outlay, including all the expenses for the same time, was less than £1000.—Philadelphia, Press. -^ - There is no bad wheat between Mad rid and St. Petersburg, or between Liverpool and Marseilles. All Europe is talking about the splendid crops. It is conceded that America will produce 500,000,000 bushels of wheat and 2,000, 000,000 bushels of corn. This will be an excess of about 100.000,000 bushels of wheat and 500,000,000 bushels of corn j over last year. - Robert Hoe, of the well-known firm : ot R. Hoo & Co., printing press rnanu j facturers, of New York, died on Satur | day last, at his Summer residence in 1 Tarrytown, aged 76 years. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. As by the Scriptures. “Faith without works is dead,” so in politics and gov ernment, principles without practice, or practical bearing, has no effect, in action defeating the very end which is intended to be secured. It has been the misfortune of tem perance reform from its inception, al most, to be in a large measure engin eered by impractical men. Hence, what has been gained one year would be frittered away in another by unwise and impractical action, and temper ance in its effects stands no better to day, if as well, as it did thirty or thirty five years ago. Much of this unwise zeal has had the effect of disgusting men of practical minds, who see things from the results attained, not from a narrow view, which aims at a single point, with no practical bearing, to the utter overthrow of every other principle of right and justice, But of all the unwise ideas ever ema nating from brains of sensible men, the present action in attempting to run a Prohibition candidate for the Presi dency is the most chimerical. With not the remotest chance of securing an electoral vote, the Prohibitionists pose as a power, claiming to exercise a po tency in the coming election. If there were a single doubt as to the over whelming victory of the Republican candidate, the action of the Prohibit ionists might be considered with some gravity. In all seriousness, we think it is about time men learned wisdom from past follies. The nnlv m.iTi ai-c* mil ai>» hand on to-day showing a practical common sense among the great leaders of temperance reform, is Xeal Dow, of Maine. His course now, as in the past, has been consistent, effective, and has been potent for good, because his ac tions and professions go hand hi hand. —Asbury Park Journal (Temperance. -- ♦ -o— The Jersey City Evening Journal pub lished lately an interesting story about one of its carriers, Bushrod Vaughn, now living in Greenville. At the out I break of the Rebellion Mr. Vauglin j belonged to Company D, 71st X. Y. S. j Vols. m the first battle of Bull Run he [ received a bullet wound below the left eye, and was left senseless on the field. He was taken prisoner, and was con fined in Libby Prison and at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the whole period of impris onment being twenty-two months. Tl\e bullet still remained in his head. Xo effort was ever made to remove it. Recently, while at work on his hands and knees in his coal bin, his right nasal cavity became obstructed, as he supposed by a particle of coal. He closed the left nostril, and blowing hard several times was delighted to find in his handkerchief the bullet which he had carried in his head for more than twenty-three years. A collector of curiosities offered him *250 for it. but he refused the offer. There was excitement in the railroad station at Westfield, Mass., when a stray trunk turned up with no marks to show its destination, and emitting such a stench that a council was held as to what should be done with it. \ lsions of crime floated through every mind. With fear and horror the lock was forced and the cover raised. The cause was found in a lor of huckleber ries that had fermented, and a quanti ty of cooked corn beef and other eat ables which had spoiled from the heat and long keeping. An incident of the advance by Gen. Butler with the Eighth Massachusetts Regiment to Washington, in 1801. was the obtaining of a pilot for the boat which was to convey the troops from Havre de Grace to Annapolis. Not it volunteer could be secured; but a com petent man was found, and to him But ler said: "I understand you are an ex pert pilot in this bay. You will steer us to Annapolis. If you run us ashore, we shall run you up." The voyage had no mishap. Tire New York, New Haven and Hartford road's bridge over the Hous atonic river will be finished about Nov. 1. It will be 1,103 feet long, with five spans and a draw of 200 feet. From August 0 to September 0, 2,538 trains have passed over the temporary bridge—over 5,000 trains during Juiy and August. The structure lias stood the test well and has not given the least sign of settling. ♦ ♦ - On some of the sheep ranches in the Western territories there are ns many as 300,000 sheep. Shearing begins in September, and October is a busy sea son. The sight of from 300 to 400 men at work, each clipping a she op In a dextrous manner, is very animated.