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MRS. BURDETTE’S LAST HOURS.
The Burlington Haickeye publishes a private letter written by Mr. R. J. Bur dette, describing the last hours of his suffering wife. Following is an ex tract: The gray light of early morn was creeping through the open windows, and on her patient face, glorified by suffering, was shining another, fairer light, that I knew was streaming from celestial portals opening for her. She smiled sweetly as I crossed the room and stpoped to kiss her, and said: “Rob, dear, it is ‘The chill before t he dawning:. Between tho night and morning.’ ” It was the hour at which she had ex pressed a wish that she might pass away, and I knew she referred to a fa vorite verse of a poem that she loved. I said: “Yes, dear; I think the sun will come very soon now. ” Her face grew radiant as she smiled again, and said: “Yes, He will come for me this morn ing!” Dora was quickly at her side, and we knew there were watchers whom we couldn’t see, standing in the room. She who was so nearly past all suffer ing was solicitous only for our com fort, and in quiet, loving tones, gave some little instructions. “You must keep well,” she said, “for Robbie’s sake you must keep well and strong.” The nurse entered the room, but Car rie could take neither nourishment nor medicine. “I want nothing,” she said. Her breathing became more laborious. The doctor arrived, but she could not swallow the medicine, and he held her hand, bade her good bye, and went away, promising to come in again dur ing the morning. About six o’clock Robbie came into the room, kissed his “little mamma,” and stood close by her side. ■mere was no tear, no dread m all the scene. She could speak only in short, broken sentences. As I repeat ed the beautiful promises to her, how her face kindled as she smiled upon us, turning her dear face from one to the other. Even as she entered the river, she said “the sun was shining on it.” She did not shrink. The waters were not so cold nor so bitter. She had no fear, for she relied on the strong, right arm of the righteous. Moved by a sudden impulse, when about a half hour had passed away, Robbie rushed to her side, threw his arms about her, and holding her close, ' kissed her. She kissed her boy and tenderly said: “God bless my baby.” It was her last blessing on earth. “Lord,” she said in broken accents, checked by her troubled breathing, “intoThy hands I commendmy spirit.” Still she looked at us, smiling till a few moments before the end. She asked for a drink of orangeage, but could not swallow. “Even so,” she whis pered, “come quickly, Lord Jesus.” Her head fell back in my arms. Like a flash of sunlight the “bright, white light” swept across her face, carrying away every line and mark of pain, every stain and cloud of disease, her face turned upward, and her eyes grew strangely radiant. “Mother!" she cried, as joyously as a tired child springing into its mother’s arms, “mother!” “mother!” and she was folded in the arms of the angel mother who passed away when she was a child. Her face was as light as the starlight, her radiant eyes were not dimmed when we closed mem, ana ior tne lirst time in many years, she slept without pain. Velvet mosses cover the little mound where she sleeps, and graceful ferns fringe it around. She rests in the beautiful churchyard of quaint old fashioned Lower-Merion Church. It was her own wish, made nearly or quite a year ago. I think the angels must have been glad to see her come. So many of them had ministered unto her, and strengthened her in her pilgrimage of suffering, and I know they rejoiced . when she came to be with them. There was never so brave, so patient a life, among men; tlieqp could be no life braver even among women. Women in Sleeping Cars.—A man can get into a berth and shuck himself very comfortably. He can stand on his knees and duck his head and take off some of his clothes, and then he • can lay down on his shoulders or the back of his neck and take off other articles of wearing apparel, because when the buttons are unbuttoned his clothes are as liable to come off in the dark as in the light. But it is differ ent with a woman. Her clothes are pinned on with ail kinds of pins, from the safety pin to the darning needle, tied on with strings, hooked on with hooks and eyes, buckled on with buck les, and put on in many ways only i known to the fair sex. Give her a large enough room, three or four gas lamps, and a large mirror and plenty of time, and she can find nearly all the pins, strings, hooks and eyes, buckles, &c., and what she can’t find she can break at night and tie up in the morn ing; but place her in a small berth, in the dark, with only one or two eyes to watch all the holes in the curtain to see if anybody is looking, and only two small hands to find things to un fasten, and she is in a bad box.—Peck's Sun. THE POLISH OF THE NAIL. Since the new science of reading character by the handwriting has come in, it is even said that the care taken of the nails affects the handwriting. The long, almond-shaped nail is a great sup port to the middle finger, which guides the pen. One can hardly imagine a person with short, stubby finger nails, which are covered with skin, writing the long, graceful English hand which so delights the recipient of the note from a grande dame. It is said that poets and people with imagination are apt to have long, taper fingers and beautiful finger nails. They have a handwriting in which the long up strokes and down-strokes cut into the lines above and beneath them. The heads of their capital letters are large. This handwriting shows ardor and im pulse. When it has a markedly down ward movement this handwriting shows a tendency to melancholy. An apti tude for criticism is shown amongst peo ple who bite their nails. They are cynical and severe, uncharitable and bitter. They write a small, cramped and illegible hand. However, there may be good-natured critics, men with versatility of comprehension. They would have small, but well-shaped nails, and their handwriting would be somewhat angular, showing penetra tion and finesse. The nails of a musician are, of course, to be observed, although the piano sometimes injures them. The great musicians have a sloping handwriting. There is, however, an eccentricity peculiar to the handwriting of execu tive musicians, as witnessed in that of Beethoven. The finger nails of mathe maticians are aj)t to be square and not persons shows a quiet movement of the pen. The lines are straight with the paper, the up-strokes anil the down strokes are short, while the capitals are small and angular. Diplomacy has a long, supple hand, and a long, beau tifully-kept finger nail. But the hand writing of a diplomatist is not apt to be clear; it always looks like a snake gliding away. There are no clear, gigantic capitals like John Hancock’s, none of the fine curves suggestive of generosity and expansion; all is com pressed and impenetrable. Certain inflexible natures express themselves both by finger nails and by the handwriting—both are blunt and determined. The Chinese have such long finger nails that one might almost write with the ends of them. The tenacity of the Chinese nail, which does not break, shows that they have more lime in their bones than we of a different race. At one time, when good Queen Anne bit her linger nails, it was the fashion for all the English aristocracy to bite theirs; and in those days the English finger nail was not what it is now. Fashion exerts a potent influence on man, savage or civilized.—Harper's Bazar. EQUAL TO IT. The following amusing anecdote is just now current about the painter Meissonier. In his employ, not many years back, he retained a middle-aged gardener, who was a remarkable bot anist, but also an incorrigible wag. He piqued himself on his knowledge of seeds, and Meissonier was always trying and always failing to puzzle mm. i nave got nun now:” said Meissonier to some friends at a dinner party; and he showed them a package of the roe of dried herrings.—He sent for the gardener. All the guests smiled. The gardener arrived. “Do you know these seeds?” Meissonier asked. The gardener examined them with great attention. “Oh! yes!” said he; at last. “That is the seed of the polypus FLUXIMUS, a very rare tropi cal plant.”—“How long will it take the seed to come up?” “Fifteen days,” said the gardener. At the end of fif teen days the guests were once more at the table. After dinner Jean was announced. “M. Meissoner,” he said, “the plants are above the ground.” Fully anticipating the success of his joke, but a little bewildered, the great painter and his guests went into the garden to behold the botanical won der. The gardener lifted up a glass bell, under which was a little bed, carefully made, and in which three rows of red herring were sticking up their heads.—The laugh was against Meissoneir. He discharged the gard ener, but took him back the next day. — Nothing in a Name.—“Edith!” It was a woman’s voice that called, soft, low, musical. “Edith,” she called again, and I could not but stop and lis ten. Sweet Saxon “Edith.” It should be the name of the voice, so full of tender music were they both. “Edith.” Blue eyes and fair hair, a faultless complexion of pearl and pink, an oval face, a figure tall and willow—“Edith!” “Yeth’m yeth’m, I gwanten quick’s I kin git my hands outen de soapsuds! ’Fore goodness, 1 jes’ wisht I could done drop so deep I could nevuh heah my name again in dish yer livin’ woiT. Wha’ you want, Miss Tabitha?” And a sweet young girl fair as a I dream of June, petite and graceful, | came to the door and gave an order to i a coal-black woman 5 feet 8 inches in : height, with arms like John Sullivan’s, a red and yellow turban on Jher head. VARIETIES. An unbelief is the belief of a lie. A guilt frame—the prison window. The first weather report—thunder. A fair X change—two fives for a ten. The first vehicle ever made—The whirligig of time. A near neighbor is better than a dis tant relation. A little girl calls her good father “par excellence.” Proper costume for an eiopement— A cutaway jacket. A man thinks he knows, but a wo man knows better. The original Boone companion was Daniel’s trusty rifle. Being found true of heart, heaven is the goal of the humblest life. When God sends one angel to afflict, He sends many more to comfort. To develop the principles of our higher nature is to know heaven. It makes a milkman's wife blush to ask her if her silk dress is watered. He who would be well spoken of himself must not speak ill of others. The noble passion, true love, con tains all the elements of self-sacrifice. A great financier is a thief who suc ceeds. A thief is a great financier who fails. Advice to bald-headers—Join the In dians who are the only successful hair raisers. The soul is the life of the body. Faith it, ..^.,1 /'ll- •_ • .1. . tc of faith. Young ladies should not forget that Oroliatli died from the effects of a bang on his forehead. “Bill, you’re lookin’ the worse for wear!” “No,” replied Bill, “but I’m a heap the worse for tear.” The most delicate, the most sensible of all pleasures consists in promoting the pleasures of others. How does Pat propose to get over single blessedness? Why, he proposes to Bridge-it, of course. The strength of the church lies not in the oratory of the pulpit, but in the oratory of the closet. The fire-fly only shines when on the wing. So it is with tlie’miml; when once we rest we darken. “I’m at your service, madam,” said the polite burglar, when caught with his arms full of silverware. The saying is, “that every dog has his day,” but did it ever occur to you that every day had its dog? It is not the number of facts he knows, but how much of a fact he is himself, that proves the man. A man is rich indeed when he has friends who are willing to stand by him when his fortune disappears. It is called the sea of speculation be cause of the vast amount of water that is required to float the stocks. “Point that thing the other way, will you?” “It aint loaded.” “I know it, that's why I'm afraid of it.” Little Jack: “My mamma’s new fan is hand-painted.” Little Dick: “Pooh! Who cares? Our whole fence is.” A philosopher being asked to define a quarrel said: “It is usually the ter mination of a misunderstanding.” Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tvrant of the foolish, and the enemy of the bad. The bicycle rider is said to be like a South American State, because lie is always on the brink of Revolution. Experience is the best of schools: but, alas! all the graduates do not re ceive gold medals nor gilt-edged di plomas. If there is any one thing that makes a man feel more comfortable than go ing in bathing at the seashore it is not going in. When you trip up don't stop to ’ves tigate the stone wat trips you, but watch your foots so dey don't stumble no more.” Little Christians cannot live and grow unless they read the Bible. It would be just as easy for a baby to live without food. In a great majority of things habit is a greater plague than ever afflicted Egypt; in religious character it is a grand felicity. The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great est art in life is to have as many of them as possible. A Frenchman is trying to teach a donkey how to talk. What we want in this country is a man to teach don keys not to talk. Naomi was 580 years old before she was married. The ice cream business must have got a good start during Naomi's maidenhood. “Coming down to the fine thing,” said the police Judge to the prisoner, after summing up the case, “it will be ten dollars and costs.” The best and noblest lives are those which are set toward high ideas. And the highest and noblest ideal that any man can have is Jesus of Nazareth. A landlady in England advertises for summer boarders, and states that her farm house is situated at Huglienden, 1 ‘hi a healthy, pleasant spot near Lord Beaconsfleld’s tomb.” DR. JOHN DULL’S Smitli’sTonicSyniD FOR THE CURE OF FEVER and AGUE Or CHILLS and FEVER, and all malarial diseases. The proprietor of this celebrated modi cme justly claims for it a superiority 07er all remedies ever offered to the public for the SAFE, CERTAIN, SPEEDY and PER MANENT oure of Ague and Fever, or Chills and Fever, whether of short or long stand ing. He refers to the entire Western and Southern country to hear him testimony to the truth of the assertion that in no case whatover will it fail to cure if the direc tions are strictly followed and carried out. In a great many cases a single dose has been sufficient for a euro, and whole fami lies have been cured by a single bottle, with a perfect restoration of the general health. It is, however, prudent, and in every case more certain to cure, if its use is continued in smaller doses for a week or two after the disease has been ohecked, more especially in difficult and long-standing cases. Usu ally this medicine will not require any aid to keep the bowels in good order. Should the patient, however, require a cathartic medicine, after having taken three or four doses of the Tonio, a single dose of BULL’S VEGETABLE FAMILY PILLS will be suf ficient. BULL’S SARSAPARILLA is the old and reliable remedy for imparities of the blood and Scrofulous affeotions. DR. JOHN BULL'S SMITH’S TONIC SYRUP, BULL’S SARSAPARILLA, BULL'S WORM DESTROYER, The Popular Remedies of the Day. Principal Office, 831 Bain St., LOUISVILLE, KI. FORTESCUE HOUSE ON Fortescue Island, Is now open for the season and ready for the reception and entertainment of transient guests or permanent boarders. THE ZEEOTTSTB Has been completely renovated and fitted up> and Is in first-class order, otfering the attrac tion of room second to none on the bay. Is well furnished, and protected by good nettings. THE TABLE will bo kept up to a high standard of excellence’ the cooking and service being as in the past' FISH AND OYSTERS Are always abundant and fresh from the ponds. An Artesian Well is being sunk, which will supply good, fresh water, a want always felt at this place. The Causeway has been rebuilt and now the finest carriage can he driven over the road free from mud. The Bcacli is in better condition than it has been for years, being smooth and free from mud. THE BATH HOUSES are roomy, and new suits have been provided. A Fine Pavilion right on the beach, with res taurant on the lower floor. The Vuelit. with a good, careful commander, will lie always in attendance, with line, bait &c„ ready for parties. Hundreds of fish are now being caught from the pier. The new managers will endeavor to make it pleasant for all. Good Music at all times. Kates of board per week, ST to S10, according to location of rooms. Pish and Oyster Dinner,50 cts. For further information, address, GANDY & DOWNHAM, Proprietors, July lQ-tf Newport, Cumb. Co., N. J. ±i AilJJ YV A Kill. Always on hand a full and carefully selected stock of r-BUILDING HARDWARE,^ Locks, Latches, Bolts,Hinges, Screws, Brads, &c. House Carpenter's,Ship Carpenter's,Cab inet Maker's and Mason's Tools. Saws, Chisels, Hatchets, Hammers, Spirit Lev els. Broad Axes, Adzs, Buies, Bevels, Guages Till Chest and Desk Locks,Brick, Plastering and Pointing Trowels. FARMING UTENSILS: Hoes, Forks, Shovels, Rakes, Fence Wire, Grind Stones and Cranks, Potato Hooks, Potato Riddles, Sieves, Curry Combs. Horse Brushes, Scythes, Snaths, Stones and Rifles. OUTLIE ZELY, Tea and Table Knives and Forks, Steels, Car vers, Spoons, Pocket Knives, Scissors. Shears &c. Cement, Plaster Paris, Plastering Hair, Rope, Sash Glass and Putty, at aug 21-tf DANIEL BACON’S. Philadelphia & Reading R. R., New Jersey Southern Division. Commencing June 23d, 1884. For Bridgeton Vineland intermediate stations &c. Leave New York, foot of Liberty St„1.45p m From Pier No. 8 N. It. via Sandy Hook, 1.15 p.m! Leave Bay Side (1.35 a. m. and 12 m. LEAVE BRIDGETON, 7.03 a. m. for New York, Newark, Elizabeth, South Amboy .Long Branch, Red Rank, Farmingdale, Toms River, Wnretown, Barnegat, Whitings, Atsion, V inslow, Vineland, &c. 7.03 a, m., 1.50 p. m. for Vineland, Winslow Junction, Atsion. 9.50 a. m. 0.52 p. m. for Bay Side and intermedi ate stations. FOR PHILADELPHIA. Leave Bridgeton 7.03 a. m„ and 1.50 p.m. LEAVE PHILADELPHIA. Above trains connect to and from Atlantic City and all points on the Philada. ami Atlantic City R. R. C. G. HANCOCK, w. W. STEARNS,1 Supt! Bnd “ J. E WOOTTEN, Gen. Manager. Guns! Guns! Guns ! H-YyiNG received an additional supply of Double and Single Barrel Shot Guns, rowuer. Shot, Percussion Caps, Powder Flasks, ^rl0t, }.ouches and Belts, Wad Cutters and Gun 'N adding, all of which are offered cheap for c»sh- DANIEL BACON, aug ~l-tf Bridgeton, N. J. AP 3 17 C Send six cents lor postage and I 8 •IX? L■ receivo free, a costly box of goods which will help you to more motley right away, than anything else in this world. All, of either sex, succeed from first hour. Tito broad road to fortune opens before the workers, abso lutely sure. At once address True & Co., Au gusta, Maine. dee 27-ts L. J. BARKER’S ORIGINAL Cheap Store FOR DRY GOODS, AND GROCERIES. Stock always Fresh And we assure our Customers that s OUR PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THS LOWEST FOR THE SAME QUALITY OF GOODS Call and be convinced that we ask you to pay the debtB of no one else We guarantee to seil as many goods for 10 cts., 25 cts. or SI.00 as any other house in the city. L. J. BARKER, S. E. Cor. Washington and Laurel Sts., BRIDGETON. C. F. & H. REEVES, REFRIGERATORS. Household Articles of Every Description. No. 97 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. June 5-tf JOHN WESTNEY,ae,. Successor to SBILL, Jr. & SO., ^6D0CKST.,PliilaJa,Ce,S™.3d MANUFACTURER CARRIAGES, Velocipedes and Express Wagons, SC Carriages from $5 tv* $40. Carriages anti VelocipMs repaired. Send for Price List. A WORD TO FISHERMEN. The place to buy Gill Twine, Gill Lines, either ! Cotton or Hemp Hanging Twine, Gill Corks, \ c DANIEL BACON’S, oct 14-tf Bridgeton, N. J Plain Facts ABOUT CLOTHING. Those Handsome Cork-screw Diagonals we are now display ing, are unsurpassed for quali ty and finish. They cannot fail to please. The Nobby Light Suitings shown in our stock, are just the thing for this season of year, while the price is really at the lowest margin. We can furnish you through out from the Finest Broadcloth to the plainer Business Suits. Our motto has always been to excel in the matter of pleasing our customers. Have you noticed those styl ish Patterns for Pantaloons we are displaying in our windows? Inspect the quality and look at the price. The finest goods ever pro duced from the loom will not make a nice suit unless skill is displayed in cutting and mak ing. Our reputation in this regard is equal to that of any in the trade. We have no hesitation in saying that we can insure satisfaction. J. BATES, Bridgeton, N, J. FERTILIZERS, Field and Garden Seeds. Swift Sure Super Phosphate, “ Bone Meal and Ground Bone, “ Dissolved Bone We also offer you this year for the flrst Good Enough Super Phosphate, Echo Super Phosphate, Ammoniated Dissolved Bone, Dissolved S. C. Rock, Walton Whann’s Soluble Bone. ALSO Moro Phillip’s Phosphate,Phu ine, Baugh’s Phosphate, Star Bone Phosphate, Peruvian Guano, Muriate of Potash. In fact, we can sell you anything you want in the Fertilizing line, as we arc the Leading Fertilizer Dealers. We carry a very large stock, and we can sell you a very cheap Fertilizer. Cali and examiine our stock, and get our prices. The Swift Sure Fertilizers Need no further recommendation from us, asit lias gained a strong and lasting foothold among the farmers, and made its mark as the best fer tilizer they have ever used. Our sales are very heavy in Swift Sure. It does its own work. Try it. It has been used alongside of other fertil izers and has invariably given the best results. Field and Garden Seeds We keep a full assortment, for the Field and Garden. We have a nice lot of Clover, Timo thy, Orchard, Herd, &e„ or any of the seeds you may want lor field sowing. Our GARDEN SEEDS are all pure and fresh. We carried no old stock over from last year. We have Landreth’s Early Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Tomato, «&e. We make special ef forts in our seed department. We have some nice Maine Rose Potatoes. In fact, we are second to none in the seed business in this city. O O -A. Xj ! COAL! Lehigh and Schuylkill, all sizes. D. P. MULFORD & SON, 10 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, mar 6-tf h LECTURE TO YOUNG MEN 0a the Loss of A Lecture on the Nature, Treatment and Radi cal cure of Seminal W eakness, or Sperma torrhoea, induced by self-abuse. Involuntary Emissions, Impotency, Nervous Debility, and Impediments to Marriage generally; Consump tion, Epilepsy and Fits: Mental and Physical Incapacity, ac.—By ROBT. .T. CULVER WELL, M. D., author of the “Green Book,” &c. The world-renowned author, in this adinira blc Lecture, clearly proves from his own expe rience that the awful consequences of self abuse may be effectually removed without dangerous surgical operations, bougies, instru ments, rings or cordials; pointing out a mode of cure at once certain and effectual, by which every sufferer, no matter what his condition may be, tuny cure himself cheaply, privately radically. 2*'"This Lecture will prove a boon to thou sands and thousands. Sent under seal, in a plain envelope, to any address, post-paid, on receipt of four cents or two postage stamps. Address THE CULVERWELL MEDICAL CO., 11 Ann Sit.. New York, N. Y.; Post Office Box 450. sep 11-ly Cumberland & Maurice River R. R Trains leave Port N orris at ti.40 a. m. and 1.40 p. it\,, arriving at W est Jersey Depot, Bridgeton, *“ llaa>,to,,ak.1'. ,hc 8 «• m- and 3,15 p. m.. trains for Philadelphia. Keturning on arrival of Philadelphia trains at 10 a. nt. and 5.15 p. m., stopping at stations on the line. Freight on 10 a. m. south and 1.40 p. m. north dec 13 Ii. H. DOWDNEY, Supt. STILL IN COMMISSION ABRAM R. GARRISON, Commissioner for Taking the Acknow ledgment of Deeds, At S. E. McGearA- Bro.’s Dry Goods Store, South \V est corner of Commerce and Laurel streets april 3-lnt