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Pioneer. McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors and Publishers._“Hew to the line, let the chips tall where they may." TERMS, $1.50 per year, In advance. v'OL. XXXVII,_ BRIDGETON, N. J„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1884. 1^01906 ___ We make no statement we cannot sustain! And when we say our line of CLOTHING, Hats and Caps, is the largest, we simply utter what an examination of our stock will verify. When we state that our vari ety of SHOES is unexcelled and inspection must convince; when we assert that our Prices are at Rock Bottom for the quality given, a trial will bear out the assertion. We try to do business upon the MERIT OF OUR OfOODS i I promising reparation where dis satisfaction may exist. Now ready, Men’s, Boys’, Childrens’ SUITS FOR FALL! Now ready, a full line of Boots and Shoes Coarse and Fine Boots, Dress and everyday Shoes. New Fall shapes in STIFF AND SOFT HATS, New line of Neckwear, Hosiery, Underwear, Suspenders, White Shirts, Flannel Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, &c. The ENTERPRISE! ahead in style, quality and low prices. We ask a trial, prom ising justice and full value for . your investment. A business conducted upon a CASH BASIS and a watchful eye to insure honesty and "courteous treat ment to every patron must prosper, and THE ENTERPRISE dig, Boot aM Him 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. BRIDGETOWN J. 1 ^ Pioneer. SI.50 Per Year. Published every Thursday morning, at No. 60 East Commerce Street, (up stairs.) McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Publishers. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVEN TION. The Republican County Convention of Cum berland County wilt be held at the Court House in Bridgeton, on Wednesday, October 1st, 1884, it 11 o’clock a. m., for the purpose of nominat ing a Sheriff and two Coroners. The primary meetings for the election of lelegates to attend said Convention, will be held on Wednesday, September 24th, 1884, in die several townships and wards of the County, the hour and place of meeting to be designated Ets usual. JAMES H. NIXON, Chairman of the last Convention. August 28, 1884. Under the above call the wards, townships find 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. Downe, 4; Commercial, 4; Hopewell, 4; Stow Creek, 3; Greenwich, 3. Millville—First ward, 5; Second wrard,6; Third ward, 5. Landis—First precinct, 1; Second precinct, 6; Third precinct, 5; Fourth precinct, 1. Maurice River, 6; Deerfield, 4. Total number of delegates in Convention, 86. STATE NEWS. Senator McPherson remains at his Seabright cottage, severely afflicted with hay fever. It is stated that ex-Governor Ludlow has been to Trenton only once since Governor Abbett was inaugurated. Potatoes show signs of rotting in Warren County. They retail in Hack ettstown for forty cents per bushel. i)r. Franklin Gauntt, of Burlington, lias been nominated by the Second District Democrats as their candidate for Congress. A barrel of mushmelons raised on the farm of Mr. John C. Van Sann, near Hackensack, was sent as a present to President Arthur. Judge M. M. Knapp, of the Supreme Court, has returned from Colorado Springs, full of the wonders of that sec tion of the country. John Ireland, of Linwood, Atlantic county, a successful fruit culturist, has gathered and sold over 1,000 baskets of Bartlett pears this season. State Prison Keeper Laverty will at tend the annual meeting of the Prison Association, at St. Louis, October 13th, as New Jersey’s representative. James Layton, of North Tuckahoe, Capo May County, is 9-1 years old, and yet he works in the hay meadows all day with men half a century younger. Mrs. Clayton Witt, of New Bruns wick, who was bitten by a spider re cently, has lost the sight of one eye. Her face is swollen to three times its usual size. The Sixth Annual Pair of the Bergen County Agricultural'Association will be held at Hohokus, commencing on Tuesday, September 30th, and contin uing four days. Miss Susie Lee, of English Creek, Atlantic county, has a record that sur passes any “crazy quilt” maker. With in four years she has made over fifteen hundred dozen shirts. General Sewell is still nursing the broken arm he received by being thrown from his horse at the review at Manasquan, on the occasion of Gov ernor Abbett’s visit to the camp of the National Guard. A statement lias been circulated around the State that the State Treas urer had a large deposit in the New Brunswick bank. State Treasurer Wright says that he never had depos ited a dollar of the State or school tunds in the National Bank of New Jersey. Israel S. Adams has been collector of the port at Somers’ Point since April 14th, 1801, his being one of Presi dent Lincoln’s first appointments. He will resign his office before election day, to be eligible to the office of Presi dential elector, for which he has been nominated. The keeper of the Life Saving Sta tion at Atlantic City, received a notice of the capsizing of a row boat in Abse con Inlet Bar, a few days since. He launched a surf-boat and found two men clinging to the keel of a boat, in an exhausted condition. They re ported that a third man had left the boat a short time before the keeper’s arrival, and started to swim ashore, a distance of two miles. The two were landed at the station and provided with clothes. The life saving, men then went to look for the swimmer and found him clinging to the sea-buoy, about two miles out, he having been carried to sea by the strong ebb tide. Nicholas Vreeland, of No. 118 Cliff street, Paterson, died recently from the lockjaw. While cutting grass he cut his knee with a sickle. He paid no at tention to the wound until it got in flamed. Then Dr. Van Den Bylard, who was summoned, saw that lockjaw had set in and could do nothing. It is believed that the National Bank of New Jersey, at New Brunswick, will be authorized to resume business in a few days. It is said the bank’s losses will amount to ^250,000, of which about $200,000 represents the stealings of the Cashier, Hill, and the balance the over draft of the President. Comptroller Cannon has authorized the re-opening of the bank. Lewis T. Howell has been elected President and E. S. Camp bell, Cashier. At Princeton College Friday night, the freshmen and sophomores engaged in a cane rush on the campus and about the old Revolutionary cannon. The freshmen were victorious. After the rush a drum corps was secured, and both classes marched about the town, cheering and singing college songs. The college starts off this year with about 300 students on the roll. President McCosli in his opening ad dress said that English University ideas were too much in vogue, and urged moderation in athletics. Policeman Loddick recently saw a man coming out of the house of ex Assemblyman John M. Shannon, at Hoboken and Palisade avenues, Jersey City. He had a bundle under his arm and the policeman went toward him, intending to arrest him, but he drew a large dirk knife and leaping upon the officer stabbed him twice on the left arm, one of the thrusts cutting an artery. T wo police sergeants captured the ruffian after a lively chase of about a mile. At the station he refused to give his name. He is a desperate look ing man, and is believed to oe an Italian desperado. In the bundle were some articles stolen from Mr. Shannon's house. East New Brunswick is excited over the mysterious disappearance of Miss Sarah E. Stevens, aged forty, house keeper for one Perdun, a farmer. On the night of August 15th, she retired to a second-story bedroom. Two boys who slept in an adjoining room heard her make an outcry; all was quiet a moment later, and the boys went to sleep. At 4 a. m., the boys and Mr. Perdun arose, but Miss Stevens did not appear. At 7 o'clock Mr. Perdun forced the door of her bedroom and says he found it empty and her cloth ing lying on the floor. He said noth ing about the matter and it only came out by accident on Thursday night last. Chief of Police Fitzgerald, of New Brunswick, is working up the case. Miss Stevens' relatives at Som erville, do not know where she is. She bears a good reputation and is a mem ber of the Presbyterian Church at Plainfield. The attendance at the eleventh an nual meeting of the West Jersey Game Protective Society on Wednesday of last week, at No. 521 Market street, Camden, was light, and there was not the usual contest over the election of officers. William Eisenbrown, of Philadelphia, was chosen President; George E. Taylor, Treasurer; Charles A. Banard, Secretary, and the follow ing Directors—Philadelphia, William Eisenbrown; Cumberland, John H. vauiucu, uuim xi. iuuMiirruy; Gloucester, Samuel B. Reeves; Atlan tic, William P. Risley; Capo May, Levi P. Foster. The Treasurer’s report showed receipts of $2477.25 during the year, expenditures $2070.01, leaving a balance of $1134.95. The Game Com mittee was voted $75 for services in securing birds for propagation. The reports from each of the counties indi cated that quails would be unusually plentiful during the coming season. The latest sensation in collection with the Niagrn Falls, has been gotten up by a Buffalo painter, who for a stipulated sum proposes to go over the Falls in a rubber ball. The ball is to be 15 feet in diameter, and made of rubber three-quarters of an inch thick covered with closely braided tarred rope, to prevent any injury to the sphere in case it should strike the rocks. He expects that the ball will receive sufficient momentum while in the rapids to hurl it far out into the river, where he expects to be picked up by a small boat which will be waitj ing for him. Compressed air will be injected into the ball, which will be hermetically sealed. He says he can lie in it for ten minutes if necessary, and has evidently already begun to practice. Drunkenness, it is asserted, is un questionably decreasing in England. THE COMING ELECTION. The coining election is an import ant one for the State of New Jersey, involving not only the question of her Electoral vote and her Congressional representation, but also the complex ion of the State Senate with its conse quent effect upon important State of fices, and the control of important lo cal offices in many of the counties. Atlantic will elect a Sheriff and two Coroners. Bergen a Sheriff and one Coroner. Burlington a Sheriff and two Coro ners. Camden a Senator, Sheriff and three Coroners. Cape May a Sheriff and three Coro ners. Cumberland a Sheriff and two Cor oners. Essex a Senator, Sheriff, Surrogate, Register of Deeds and two Coroners. Gloucester a Senator, Sheriff and one Coroner. Hudson a Sheriff, Clerk, Register of Deeds and two Coroners. Hunterdon a Sheriff, Surrogate and three Coroners. Mercer a Sheriff, Surrogate and three Coroners. Middlesex a Sheriff, Clerk and one Coroner. Monmouth a Senator, Sheriff and three Coroners. Morris a Sheriff and three Coroners. Ocean a Sheriff and three Coroners. Passaic a Sheriff and three Coro ners. Salem a Senator, Sheriff, Clerk and three Coroners. Somerset a Senator and three Coro ners. Sussex a Sheriff and three Coroners. Union a Senator, Sheriff and two Coroners. Warren a Senator, Sheriff, Surrogate and three Coroners. A Wriglitsville, Gra., dispatch says: Willie Rowland, a youth of 1G years, was one of the most regular attendants upon Sunday School in this town, and could solve wonderful problems sent out by the International Sunday School Committee with more aptitude than any other pupil except little Miss Thomas, whose) blue eyes had seen but 12 years. Two weeks ago they set out for Sunday School, as their par ents supposed, but continued their walk past the meeting-house, to a dis tant part of the country, where, at the house of a mutual friend, they found a mininster who was willing to and did marry them. Meanwhile all was confusion and distress at the Thomas mansion. At last Mr. Thomas was put on a warm trail, and, bursting suddenly in upon the retreat of the young couple, he tore the bride away from the arms of her boy lover, and now threatens him with dogs and guns if he comes too near. Willie is urgent ly seeking legal advice to see if there are not means by which he can re gain his wife. The bride looks out of her chamber window, in the second story, for his coming, but the dogs stand between. A Musical and Mechanical Prod igy.—Grant Hammond, a 13-year-old boy of San Benito county, has proved himself a mechanical and 'musical prodigy. He lives on a ranch, and with limited tools at his command, without a model, made and put to iroHiai* <) iTi'nlin f.. . • . . .1 ilom excelled. The instrument is per fect in every detail, and from a mu sician he was offered and refused $4( for it. After the instrument was com pleted, without a teacher, and onlj with the aid of music books, he luu taught himself, and in such a mannei that he now handles the bow secone to none in this county.—Hollister (Cal. Advance. Fort Sumter is now a very insignifi j cant place compared to what it once was. It has been razed to one story and looks quite dilapidated. It has on it a few guns, not more than half r dozen, and the foundation of the trav erses of the best guns are rotten and unfit for even ten minutes of service, The Government pays $200 per montl to a man and his assistants to keep the lights on this fort and to watch it The channel between the fort and Morris Island has almost filled up, and at low water the sand is visible almosi across. The President has appointed Harr} Kislingbury, son of Lieutenant Kisling bury, who lost his life in the Greel} expedition, as a cadet-at-large to the Naval academy at Annapolis. Anthony Thompson, one'of the Iasi of the olel New Jersey slaves, died ir West Orange a few days ago. He wa ' born at Raritan, in 1798. THE OCEAN COUNTY MURDER. For the first time during the present century Ocean county has a murder case upon its hands. On Monday morning of last week, James Wain wright, a man about fifty-five years of age, living about two miles west of Toms River, started from his home about C o’clock in the morning, with the intention of going into the village to cut grass. Soon after he left home, his family allege that they heard two shots, followed by a groan, but paid no attention thereto. As Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 'went by without Wainright's putting in an ap pearance at the place where he had been engaged to work, a message was sent to his home on Wednesday even ing to ascertain his whereabouts. The messenger was told by Wainwright's family that he had not been home since he started away on Monday morning. As Wainwright and his family had lived unhappy- together a long time past, suspicion was aroused that he had been done away with, and search ing parties thoroughly- ransacked the woods for a long distance around his house. Signs of a struggle were dis covered within 200 yards of his house, and a short distance further on, a pile of leaves was found to cover a pool of clotted blood. From the latter spot a decided trail showed that the body had been dragged away toward the north. The search was continued and re sulted in the finding of several clues, culminating in the discovery of Wain wright's dead body in a creek near Bamber, about ten miles from the scene of the murder. Wainwright's family, consisting of nis wife, one daughter and three sons, a neighbor named ‘'Jeff'' Thompson, and a prom inent citizen. E. K. Rockwell, have been arrested on suspicion and lodg vvt ill 11U, UWUUl > JCl.il. The curious old salt water hamlet of Quonocontaug. R. I., is noted for its big black snakes, which grow as long as the name of the place, on the brushy sand reaches near the ocean. A few days ago as Horace Wilcox, 78 years old, and a lad, Charles Greene, were mowing near a pond, a black snake, over seven feet long, sprang out of the rank salt grass and attacked them, coiling itself around the old man's leg. Mr. AVilcox struck the reptile with his rifle, which was broken into pieces. The snake dropped, and, making another spring, wound itself around the scythe, and with its head uplifted above the old man, struck at him. Greene came to his companion’s assistance, and with his scythe cut the serpent in two, but was so seriously cut by AVilcox's scythe that after the snake had been killed he had to be assisted to a surgeon. A few days before, Greene killed the snake's mate, about eight feet long, in the same meadow. Martin Main, of North Ston ington, killed a water snake on the shore of Mysassop Lake recently, 4i feet long and 19 inches at its greatest circum ference. He cut it open and let loose fifty-two young snakes that wriggled into the grass, Thomas A. Edison, the inventor, is quite deaf. Instead, however, of be moaning his infirmity he firmly declares that he would not be cured for $10,000, because he escapes all that which is not worth hearing. lie gets rid ol bores, who get tired before he is talked to death; he does not have to sit ali J__111. __ .i xi. . i.i ...l._ i lllO VUl III IUO ItU-^llVUC, lit cannot servo on a jury; in case of wai he is exempt from the draft; lie ean'i hear the rumble of carts or cars, ot piano playing, or political speeches, 01 cat on the roof, or a man when he wants to borrow money, or prosy ser 1 mons. He misses the theatre—all plays are mere spectacles to him—but all things considered he thinks the advan tages more than outweigh the disad vantages, and perhaps he is right.— Philadelphia Record. Another Florida lake lias disappear ed through a subterranean outlet. Peacock Lake, in Suwanee county, a favorite resort for picnics and sports men on account of its beautiful sur roundings and abundance of fine trout, lias disappeared through a hole in the ground, leaving thousands'oi dead fish for the buzzards to prey upon and contaminate the air. Al though heavy rains have fallen in the vicinity the lake has been steadily re ceding all summer.—Ex. Indiana employs 5400 men and $2, 000,000 in getting 2,500,000 tons of coal out of 200 mines yearly. Vermont school teachers violate the i law when they use tobacco, and art liable to dismissal. THE VICTIM OF SHARPERS. Ex-Senator Alexander McDonald, formerly of Arkansas, and now a capi talist of New York City, makes an ex planation of Mr. Blaine’s connection with the Little Rock railroad enter prise, which is interesting and im portant, because Mr. McDonald is per fectly familiar with the facts, and be cause it strikingly confirms the view of the case that is taken by Mr. Blaine’s friends, and by all who stud ied the Mulligan letters in a dispas sionate and honest frame of mind. The concluding part of Mr. McDon ald’s statement is as follows: Caldwell had known Mr. Blaine and knew that he had the confidence of the capitalists of his State. Caldwell made such representations of the val ue of the road that Mr. Blaine was induced to place some of the bonds and from this date all his troubles. In selling these bonds he gave what is unusual, a personal pledge of secur ity. Caldwell so overbonded the road that it was impossible to meet the in terest, and the first Mr. Blaine knew of this was the notification from Lot M. Morill that the interest upon his investment was not being paid. Then it was that Mr. Blaine put his hand in his own pocket and began to make good the losses which were threatened. This drain upon his private resources, to maintain what only the most scrup ulous mind could have dictated, soon embarrassed Mr. Blaine to an extra ordinary degree. At that time his means were limited and his failure up on the part of the road to meet its lia bilities meant financial ruin. His let ters to Fisher therefore were not to Fisher as a private individual, but to Fisher as the chief officer of the de faulting road. How much Mr. Blaine cr.f .-.nil.. 1^., f 4-U ~ 1-,1 . . ulators who handled the affairs of this road is not officially known to Mr. McDonald, but he says he understands the loss to have been in the neighbor hood of $20,000. Caldwell afterward made a large sum of money out of the enterprise. He constructed twenty miles of the road and then sold control of it to Al len &: Marquand, of St. Louis, so as to clear for himself $750,000. Allen & Marquand sold the same property in London for £1,000,000. Warren Fisher was thrown over by Caldwell in the end and he found himself with noth ing in the way of assets of the road, except Mr. Blaine’s letters begging for justice from the men who had imposed upon him. Fisher rightly judged that a malevolent construction might be placed upon them, so he has held them for sale to Mr. Blaine's enemies when they could injure him the most. Ex-Senator McDonald says that when the exact facts in connection with the case are known the public can onlv sympathize with Mr. Blaine as a vic tim of sharpers whom he trusted. We were long deceived in Mr. Cleve land. His high pretensions and sol emn assumption of pure aims and un selfish patriotism imposed upon us. But after his nomination, which we strenuously opposed, a more careful scrutiny of his character and anteced ents became indispensable, and ever since then we have dealt with him, not sternly according to all his deserts, but mildly and forebearingly, though de cisively. At last the whole truth seems to be revealed respecting Mr. Cleveland. He stands forth as a coarse person, unworthy of confidence, and, above all, most unworthy of high political preferment. At one time we thought it possible to support him as a candidate; still later we thought he should be pre ferred to Mr. Blaine; but now we see that both these views of him were mistaken. He ought not to be sup ported. Grover Cleveland should be with drawn as a candidate by the indig j nant voice of the deluded and outraged Democracy.—Xac York• Sun, (Deni, j Leadville Fatal to Cats.—One of the queerest of the many queer things about Leadville is that in all the length and breadth thereof there lives not a single cat. Cats have been imported by the hundreds, and in all varieties of color, breeding and size, but not one has ever survived the second week of residence. Xo one seems to understand why it is that the cats all die. but they do.' The healthiest, sleekest cat in St. Louis, if taken to Leadville, would lose all interest in life the moment it reached there and, after moping around 'in a sickly and disconsolate way for a few days, would resignedly have a fit and give up the ghost. Asa oonkeeper on State street brought a big. strong Mal tese from Denver a few weeks ago, Imp ing the animal would survive the tits long enough to become acclimated, but it was no use. The cat hail a tit the iirst day, two or three the second, and then the number of attacks increased in geometrical progression until, as the saloon man said, "There were more fits than cat. and the cat had to give in.” A young man. now aged 19 years, who will come into an estate worth nearly $100,000 upon reaching his ma jority, was lately committed to prison in England for theft. He had previ ously been twice convicted of the same offense. On the strength of a judicial decision that the act is legal, many Philadel phians are cutting the telegraph wires crossing the roofs of their houses. Georgia, it is said, has enough water power to supply ten thousand times us many mills and factories as are now in operation in that State.