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j “Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.» TERMS^^T^ar in advanceT YOU. XLYIII. _BRIDGETON, N. J., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1897. WJTOLENa252H BARGAINS IN Coats and Capes At $2.50, worth $8 and $10. Good plain or roup' cloth coats, new this season and dat value. At $4, worth $10 and $12. About 15 Jackets in rough aud plain cloth, new sleeve and stand ing collar, some trimmed with fur, others braid. At $6, worth $10. Good full sweep Plush Cape, trimmed with thibet fur and some braided. Children’s and Misses’ Jackets. At less t urn manufacturer’s prices. We can <ava you money on a coat for the daughter. Fur Capes at Half Off. Only a few left. This is a chance for some one to secure a warm and durable garment cheep. _M'GEAR BROS. MASONS ELECT OFFICEES. The Graud Lodge at Trenton Concludes Its Work. Trenton, Jan, 28,—The Grand Lodge of Masons concluded its work to-day, and elected the following officers;—Most Worshipful Grand Master, Geo. W. Fort meyes, of East Orange, re-elected. Grand Master Fortmeyer was formerly active in New York Masonic circles, having been a member Ivanboe Lodge, New York, now a member of Hope Lodge, East Orange. Deputy Graud Master, Josiab Ewan, of Mount Holly Lodge, for many Svears the district deputy grand master of Second District; Senior Grand Warden, Joseph E. Moore, of Jersey City Lodge; Junior Grand Warden, W. Holt Apgar, of Trentofv, a district deputy for seven years. Chtte. Bechtel is re elected trea surer for the ttfdnty-eighth time. He is a member of the old Trenton Lodge Thomos H. R. Red way has been re-elected Secretary for the third term. The As sistant Secretary is Win. D. Rutan, of Kane Lodge, Newark. If we could trace Dyspepsia to its source, it would lead back to our kitch ens. In fact, the secret of good health is good cooking. If well cooked, foods are partially digested; if poorly cooked, they are less digestible than in their raw state. If you are a victim of faulty cooking; .that is, if you suffer from Dyspepsia, the rational cure must be looked for in an artificially digested food, and a food 'Which will at the same time aid the di • gestion of other foods. Such a prepara ' tion virtually rests the tired digestive or gans, thereby restoring them to their . natural strength. The Digestive Cordial, as prepared by • the-Shakers of Mount Lebanon, is just - such.a preparation, and a single 10 cent bottle will convince you of, its value. If • your druggist doesn’t keep it, he will be glad to get it through his wholesale house. Laxot. is the best medicine for children. Doctors recommend it in place of Castor • Oil. 23 d sw w It New Store. Linwood Went/.eil and Frank Weber, who for yeaas have been witli the Enter torprise Clothing Company, will soon embark in a new business enterprise. They have rented the store now occupied by David S. Blew, and about the first of March will open aclothing and gent’s fur nishing store. Mr. Blew will remove his meat market to the store in the Dailey building, re cently occupied by (’has. H. Barnes. New Jersey’s Militia. An abstract of the militia forces of the United States was sent to the house yester day from the war department. It shows the following strength of the militia in New Jersey : Generals, 3 ; staff officers, 53; regimental field and staff officers, 102; company officers, 183; total commit sloned officers, 341; noncommissioned . officers, 708; musicians, 100; privates, 3,033; total enlisted men, 3,847; aggregate, 4.1S8; number of men available for mili tary duty, 385,273. Catarrh is a constitutional disease and requires a constitutional remedy like Hood’s Sarsaparilla, wlri ' urifles the ANNUAL MEETING. Little General Interest Taken In the Meet ing of tills Once Aggressive and Popular Organization. In comparison with years past the an nual meeting of the the Cumberland County Agricultural and Horticultural Society, last Wednesday, was a tame affair. As the older members can remember, very often the attendance at these meet ings testod the capacity of the Court House. The debates were interesting, aggresive legislation was enacted, while the contest for election of officers was spirited. Yesterday a violent snow storm was raging, and may have had an effect upon the attendance, there being less than fifty persons present, and the business was . transacted in a sort of perfunctory man ner. The recent history of the Association has not been that of a successf ul organiza tion, and the general interest, once wide spread, is now confined to a few people, who are struggling to maintain the fair. The business transacted yesterday was of little importance, and the election oi officers was without a struggle, excepting in choosing members of the Executive Committee, and the efi'ort expended in this matter was in getting men to accept tlie responsibility. Stfiftifa J5. Elwell, President of the Society failed ihe meeting to order, and Secretary Smalley read the minutes ol the previous sOhsiori. Of course these minutes were correct, «nd were promptly approved by the little gathering. Treasurer Joseph H. Powell then ftt | traded attention fora time in making his annual report of the Society’s fi I nances. It was not an encourageing re I port, and the members appeared gloomy as the figures were presented. The re port showed that during the entire year | llle whole amount of money that had i passed through his hands was $13670,43, I This included a loan and the money re | ceived from the Cumberland Mutual Iu : surance Company, $1200. The total amount paid out was $6197,34. The amount paid out would have been con siderable more, but from the fact that the employees and others holding bills against the Society received but 85 per cent, of the amount due them. Premium winners were also noted as being paid but 50 per cent. This, left a balance in the Treasurer’s hands of $473,09, but very few of the premiums have been paid, and this money would go but a little way toward relieving the organization from its embarressing position. Secretary Smalley then presented two recommendations from the Executive Committee. The first was that the So ciety withdraw from the National Trot ting Association. The second was that five per cent, of the gross receipts be re served to go upon the bonded debt. The first recommendation was first considered, a motion being made that the recommendation be adopted. Mr. Stathem of Hopewell, said that the reason the Committee recommended the withdraw from the Trotting Association, was because the horsemen always got all their money while other exhibitors re ceived only a pro ratio. Mr. Stathem said further that he was opposed to having another horse race on the ground, as he was satisfied that the trottiug did not pay, Chas. E. Sheppard wanted to know the advantage of leaving the Association. Secretary Smalley said that while belong ing to the Association the Society had an opportunity of getting the entrance money even if the horsemen did not pay it here. Mr. Sheppard said that he did not see any advantage there was in leaving, for if the Society did not pay, the Association could expell the track. In the meantime the Society had theopportunity of collect ing the enterance money through the Association. This led W. W. Fox to remark, “Then you believe in robbing rather than being robbed.” Treasurer Powell said that the purses last year amounted to $1065, while the entrance money collected was $475. The cost of keeping np the track was $200 more, which was offset by the money taken at the grand stand. Mr. Powell declared that the honorable thing to do was to withdraw from the Association, arrange for South Jersey horse racing, and bicycle contests and a vast amount would be saved. After some further debate, which was not very clear, a vote was taken and the recommendation was adopted by a vote of 18 to 6. The second recoininondaiion was then taken up. It was to the effect that 5 per cent, of the gross receipts should be taken to pay upon the bonded debt. This debt was $3000, in addition to the mortgage of $5581. This bonded dobt was personally carried by tbe individual members of the Executive Committee. There are twelve members of this committee and they are responsible for $250 each. This debt was accrued by borrowing money in the past to pay premiums. The recommendation was unanimously adopted. Without debate the Society resolved that tho fair of 1897 should he held two day 8. The paying of about $100 in premiums, due for the fair of 1805, was referred to ihe Executive Committee. The dates ol'the lair days was also re ferred to the somewhat burdened Execu tive Committee. The prices of admission were fixed the same as last year. The Executive Committee also received another duty at the hands of the Society, that of revising the annual schedule. Officers of the Society were chosen , without contest as follows : President, Belford B. Elwell. Vice Presidents, Lewis M. Hires, Job : M. Young, Charles Boody, .1. Howard Sharp. Secretary, Isaac C. Smalley. Treasurer, Joseph H. Powell. Executive Committee—1 year—Edward W. Starn, Charles Richman, Alfred Stathems, ..as. R. Rainearj 2 years— Frank Ware, E. H. Sheppard, B. Frank Sharp, Winfield S. Bonham ; .3 years— trank Tice, Walter S. Garrison, Daniel R. Moore and Charles F. Holmes. The Society then adjourned. JERSEY EDITORS IN SESSION. They Indorse the Proposed Libel Law Which is Hefore the Legislature* The forty-first annual meeting of the Editorial Association of the State of New Jersey was held Monday in the Tren ton House. George W. MeCowan, of Bridgeton, presided. The association adopted a resolution, introduced by H. 0. Page, Chairman of the Legislative Committee, unequivocally indorsing the proposed libel law now pending in the Legislature, known as House bill, No. 27, and introduced by Mr, King, of Passaic. Wo look upon it as embodying a fair measure of tardy justice to legitimate newspaper enterprise, while in no Way’ hampering the speedy and condign punishment of unprincipled and venial sensation-mongers.” I he Treasurer, James S. Yard, reported that the association had §1,042.27 on harid January 1, 1896, and that §122.49 was re ceived during the year. The Legislative Committee reported, .v iti] respect to an effort to secure such legislation as would authorize the publi c.csjOn of the laws in the newspapers, that they'were unsuccessful. The committee had a Mil drawn, and it was introduced in the Assembly and referred to tne Com mittee on Revision of Laws, where it died. The report adds: “A careful can vass of the Assembly led us to believe that the bill could have been passed in that body, but in the Senate the opposi tion was so Strong that it was impossible to get encouragement enough to go any further. We also learned that the Gov ernor was unfavorable to the bill and would have vetoed it.” The following officers were elected: President, Colonel H. C. Page, Bayonne: vice president, Benjamin T. Ladd’ Vine land : secretary, Charles Bechtel, Tren ton ; treasurer, James S. Yard, Freehold. Executive Committee—Sinnickson Chew, Camden; Edward D. Stokes, Mount Holly; Frank W. Baldwin, Orange; Josiah Ketchum, Belvidere; Charles Starr, East Orange. NOT A SHADOW, [ Immediate Spring May be Looked For. The somewhat celebrated annual ground hog did not see any shadow of himself Tuesday. No matter what time in the day he crawled from the hole under the leaves, he saw no outline of himself caused by his getting in the path of the sun’s ray. Therefore he did not get frightened, but remained out in the dampness and proceeded to exercise him self in the woods. He will not return. He is not atra'd of any more cold weather. He believes that Spring is at hand and ho is preparing for it. Well, maybe Spring is nearby, but it won’t do to put too much confidence in the little earth pig. He is liable to fool us all, and snow and ice may yet prevail for weeks. Resolutions of Respect. From Leesburg Lodge, No. 87, I. O. O. F. Whereas—It has pleased Almkghtv God, in his infinite wisdom, to relieve from our midst our beloved brother, WhiteQeld W. Hoftman, therefore be it Resolved, That in the death of our Brother we have lost a good and zealous member, and while we bow in submis sion to the will of our Heavenly Father, in the loss wo have sustained, it behooves us as Brothers to so live that we may be ready to meet our departed Brother in the order above, where death does not come. Resolved. That while wedeeplv mourn his loss we unite in extending to the loved ones left behind, our heartfelt sympathy, knowing that upon them falls the heavier burden. Resolved, That we especially extend to his sorrowing family our lasting sympa thy and friendship, reminding them that it is only God’s will that is done, and to i Him they must look for strength to bear their great affliction. Resolved, That our charter be draped for a period of ninety days, and that those resolutions bo published in the Daily Pioneer and the Star of the Cape, also a copy be sent to the family of our de ceased brother. Benj. F. McKeag, | John S. Long, Geo. W. Harris, Committee, j — There is a Class of People Who are injured by the uso of coffee. Re cently there has been placed in all the grocery stores a new preparation called GRAIN-O, made of pore grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most deli cate stomach receives it Mthont distress, and but few eau tell it from coffee. It does not cost over 1 as much. Children | may drink it with great benefit, loe and 21c per package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN O. 2 2 dw 4w Birch’s Carriages and Harness stand he tests of time and tiuauees. 8 6 w 3i* I GEO. LAWRENCE DEAD. Dies at His Home Early Thursday Morning, After Years of Business Activity and Kellglous Devotion. No more respected citizen of this town than George Lawrence has ever lived here, and last Thursday after iong years of life, he died at his home, No. 85 Cedar street. Death followed a severe attack of internal trouble, after years of failing health. The life ended at just 5.30 o’clock. George Lawrence was born in Woods town seventy-six years ago, and early in life learned the trade of a wheelwright. As a young man his attention was directed to this city, and he located here. But a short time alter his arrival he en gaged in business for himself, establish ing a shop, on the property now occupied as the Mayor’s office. Joseph Miner was an apprentice in this shop under Mr. Lawrence, and after he mastered the trade entered in partnership with his master, and the business was continued by the ftnn until Mr. Miner was ap pointed postmaster. Mr. Lawrence con tinued the business himself for awhile, ami tueu established an iron store in con nection with wbeel-wrighting, in a small building upon the site now occupied by tbe Bridgeton National Bank. He gradually relinguisbed the wheelwright business and gave bis entire attention to the iron trade. A few years ago he sold bis store property to the bank, and moved his business ever ill Riley’s build ing, (>,, Broad street. Failing health caused him to dispose of his business, and he retired from active mercantile life. Mi. Lawrence was but a young man wheii he married Miss Sarah Conover, who lived at that time near Fairton, and she survives him as his widow. He lived in various parts parts of the city until he purchased a handsome property on Bank street, and erected a most desirable home where he lived for years. This property he afterward sold to Central M. E. Church, and it is now occupied as a par sonage. When he disposed of his prop erty, Mr. Lawrence purchased a lot on Walnut street, where he erected a modern duelling, and there took up .his residence. This place he recently sold to Miss Nancy P. Elmer. He then moved to Cedar street where ho continued to re side until death called him to day. The children of the deceased, all of whom sumive him, are Josephine, wife of Edgar".J. ttiley; Ella, wife of Jesse Claypnole, of Pennsgrove; George Al bert Lawrence, of Rahway, N. J.; Belle, wife of Philip E. Souder, member of the Bridgeton Board of Education, aud Eliza beth, wife oi Mayor E, M. Appelgate, Mr. Lawrence always took an interest in religious affairs, very early in life identifying himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was for many years a member of the old Commerce St. M. E. Church and held official positions there. He was one of the original mem bers who withdrew from the old mother church and established Central M. E. Church, and he has siuce beeu one of its most faithful and active members, hold ing positions in the past in the official boards. in politics Mr, Lawrence was a staunch Republican and lias takeu a wide interest in political affairs, but always steadfastly refused political Honors wheu offered him and would have beeu cheerfully conferred. Mr. Lawrence was asubstautial citizen, a respected man. whose life was as open as a book and above reproach. One cannot say more of him than to sum up his entire career in that sentence which means so much, he was a good man. At the Mercy of His Horse. Sunday morniug a horse liaked with i foam came dashing into Vineland and made straightway for its home in Morris’ livery. The man in the carriage proved to be Father Diettrich, who was so be numbed and overcome that he was help less aud had to be taken out of the car riage and rubbed and administered to for tome time. He said the horse started to run with him at East Vineland and. wrapping the lines around his hands, he held on until he was helpless. The horse j fid not realize its driver was helpless and kept tiie road straight to the barn. Sad blight of a Family. Diphtheria threatens to wipe out the Halston family of Camden. Two of the members of the family are dead and ;liree others are down with the disease. When Medical Inspector Levitt was tailed to the home of John Halston yes erday morning he found two of the child ■ ren dead in one bed and three more child ren so ill with diphtheria that they are not ikoly to recover. Besides this, Halston’s wife is ailing and he is out of work. They have neither food for fuel. Enact a Law. Tho barbarities practiced by tho stu dents of our colleges in hazing and other i indignities, should cause lire passage of a i law by the Legislature of this State, niak it a crime, with severe punishment, for j anyone participating in such atrocities. A few nights since two young men 01 Rutgers’ College almost lost their lives at tho hands of other students. Officers Fleeted. Since the death of the late Frank Bo dine, ttie stockholders of the Cobansey Class Company have held a meeting. J. Lawrence Bodine is chosen Presi dent aud Treasurer, while Win. M. Bo dine is Vice President, The Secretary ship remains as it was. START THE MILLS. Why Should the; East Lake Woolen Mills Lie Idle? A Great Benefit to the | City When Banning. During ten years previous to Novem ber, 1894, the East Lake Woolen Mills paid to the laboring people of this town something over six hundred thousand dollars, (£600,000) and many there are who can testify to the fact that since the mills ceased operations the money dis tributed through that channel has been greatly missed, and they will quickly tell you that it would be a great blessing if by some means they could again be setin mo tion. This expression is not confiued to the laboring class of people who bad been employed in the mills for years.but many business people. Tbe company paid the cash every two weeks and It was dis tributed among the stores. When Mr. Shaw took charge of the mill ! ten years or more ago it was in bad shape. ^ Alter loosing considerable money with j the old worn out machinery they put in a new boiler and engine at a cost of £9000 and spent $80,000 lor new broad looms; put in all new floors and strong girders, and improved the property in many ways. The money for these expenses were earned by the mill. Now that tbe mill is in first class con i dition, ready to start up with practically ' no expense except for stock, it c^ri^iaiv j seems out of order for the pqsiness pep [ ble of Bridgeton to alio w it to stain* Idle, j j and the people, who might be employed. | also idle for the want of a littie push. If | those wbe have the money lying in our | banks would take stock to the aMiblint of thirty thousand ($.*1,000) dollars, to be j used as working capital, the mill could j be started by the first of March. Mr. James B. Shaw had an informal • conference with some Bridgeton people Monday and expressed a willingness to J do more than a fair share of the necessary | work to organize a company to put the | mill in operation. There will be an offort i put forth to have the necessary stock ; taken in this city. In view of the fact that many houses are empty and that many willing ones are unable to pay rental for the dwellings they occupy, and that business is dull because so many people are out of em ployment, would it not lie a wise move for thirty of our business men to sub scribe $1000 to this stock ? Surely there should be enough capital ists here to put in operation these mills. Bring forth the money and soon the busy hum of the shuttles and tbe song of tbe workmen and workwomen will be heard. The money earned will go into the tills of our merchants, and scores of em plovees will be happy. The object is not only to give employ ment to many idle weavers in this city, but plans will most likely be submitted whereby it would ba a paying invest ment- for the uionty put in the concern. Wf ere is there a better investment? Such manufactures as the East Lake Woolen Mills are just what are needed in this city, and we cannot afford to let it be idle. Awake to the fact! Mr. Shaw, the owner of the mills will probably be here soon to explain his ideas. A f'lea for >eedy Children, During the month of December “The New Jersey Childrens’ Home Society” received twelve little homeless ones and placed in separate homes eleven. The large amount of work this involved pre vented the Superintendents from visiting all the subscribers to collect the funds needed, as a result, while more money was expended in current expenses, less than the usual amount was received, the year closing with a deficiency. During the present mouth a still larger demand has been made upon us, more children being reported to us than in any previous month. Within the past week we have been urged to take eighteen children who are declared to be either orphans, or worse than orphans most of them, twelve boys and six girls, two sweet little baby girls of four months, the others from one to twelve years of age. We already have a number of little ones boarding, the monthly account due February 1st, will amount to about §60; other bills then due will bring up the total to at least §5(X). The amount in the treasury to meet these obligations is §40. We therefore in this emergency ap peal to the philanthropic public to decide whether we shall refuse to provide for these eighteen helpless little ones or not. We will do our best to care for them and place them in good homes, if those who appreciate this work will contribute to : the cost of carrying it on. Will not every reader send in a contribution at once to ; one of us or to the financial secretary Rev. C. H. Ingram, so that he may be j able to report at the next monthly meet- | ingot'the Executive Committee all bills i paid up to the first of February. M T. T,amb, Superintendent. Waltek 1j. Mayo, Ass’t. Supt. | Further information will be furnished j and contributions will be received by Rev. W. D. Stultz, President or Johu S. ; Ware, Treasurer of the Local Society. Wesleyan Literary Circle. The regular meeting of the Wesleyan Literary Circle of Commerce St, M. E. ; Church will be held on Thursday even- i ing, Feb. 4, 1897, at the home of Miss I Anna Sehautn, 132 North Laurel St. A debate on the Cuban question will be given. All members are invited to be present. LEGISLATORS CAME HOME. They Finish Up Business for the Week Yes-, terclay Afternoon, Trenton,Feb. 2—Assemblyman Harry Scovel, of Camden, to-day offered a series of game bills in addition to the large number offered last week from the Fish and Game Commission. Mr. Seovel is one of the most enthusiastic and skillful sportsmen in the State, and the bills pre sented to day are the result of his personal observations. One of these bills provides that it shall be unlawful to gun later in the season than November. This will prevent the tracking the game in the snow, especially quail, which during December and Janu ary this season were slaughtered in large numbers by natives tracking single birds to a covey, resulting in general slaughter. It is made unlawful to take deer at all until Jan. 1, 1900, and thereafter only be tween November 1 and 15, inclusive, of each year. The use of ferrets is prohibited in any kind of hunting, and it is made a finable offense to allow hounds to chase rabbits or hares except during tbe open season. The inland waters of the State are further protected by a prohibition of the use of any kind of nets except where used for catching bait only between September l and March jj. The Bicycle Babbage bill will probahly be passed with some vUap.c-rss which artj djinilunetl by the laiiroiid Companies. These amendments are in matters of minor detail. One amendment strikes out the clause requiring that wheels shall he carried on the same train as the wheel men rides as a passenger. The reason for this change is that some express trains are not prepared for carrying baggage. The railroad-representatives also object to carrying wheels with lanterns and cyclometers on them. They also demand that the wheels shall be put on the cars and taken off by the wheelmen. In the Senate, Mr. Stokes introduced a bill reserving tbe creeks around the Dela ware Bay for oyster “tongers.” Another bill was introduced by Mr. 1 raneis that where a township has public buildings the Township Committee shall designate a room therein where the Col lector of Taxes must sit at regular hours from September 1 to February 1. Mr. Ketcham introduced a bill provid ing that when any city contributes not less than $3000 for the establishment of a school of industrial education, the State shall contribute an equal amount. In tbe House, Mr. Wildes, of Burling ton. presented a petition in favor of his reduction of salary bill. Mr. Jackson, a bill imposing a fine of $200 tor solicitors for office to purchase ball tickets ; by Mc Arthur, a bill authorizing Jersey City to issue bonds for $300,000 for the erection of public schools. Iwo or three unimportant bills were passed. Tbe bill introduced by Assem blyman King, of Passaic, providing for tbe taxation ot Lloyds Insurance Com panies for the benefit of the Firemen’s Relief Fund, also passed. Several bills were introduced. Among them was one prohibiting the distribution of ballots in front of voting places, and auother to prevent the discharge of any persorn em ployed in any of the educational branches of the State governmeut for political reasons. The Senate Committee on the Revision of the Law had a meeting this morning, and took up Senator Reed’s bill provid ing for a 5 per cent, legal rate of interest. The bill was laid over for further con sideration at tbe request of Senator Reed himself, who wanted time to secure data as to what States, if any, now had a 5 per cent, date Mr. Heed said he understood that Illinois had such a rate, and that a hill to accomplish the samo thing in New fork is now before the Legislature of that State. _ For your Protection. Catarrh “cures” in liquid form to be :aken internally, usually contain Mer cury or Iodide of Potassa, or both, which tre injurious if too long taken. Catarrh :s a local, not a blood disease, caused by cold and damp weather. It starts in the nasal passages. Cold in the head, if re peatedly neglected, results iu catarrh Ely’s Cream Balm is the acknowledged cure for these troubles and contains no mercury nor any injurious drug. _ 1 lw Try Grain-O! Try Grain-O! Ask your Grocer to day to show you a packageof GRAIN-O, the new food drink bat takes the place of coffee. The chil Iren may drink it without injury, as well is the adult. All who try it, like it. 3RAIN-0 has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure jrains, and the most delicate stomach re ceives it without distress. 1 tbe price of coffee. 15c. and 2i cts. per package. Sold by all grocers. 2 2 dw 4w Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Dorns, and all Skin eruptions, and posi tively cures Files, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac tion or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale at Reeve <fe Fithian’s Dang Store, 1 mwf w ly Bicycle riders, football players and ithletes geuearlly. tiind a sovereign remedy for the sprains and bruises and ;uts to which they are constantly liable, in Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil. 1 lw