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__ Bridgeton Pioneer
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To arrange with former Justice
Charles E. Hughes the plan of cam
paign to be followed in New Jersey
for the Republican Presidential can
didate, State Chairman Newton A. K.
Bugbee will meet Mr. Hughes in New
York this week.
Mr. Bugbee is anxious to have the
former Justice to come to New Jersey
and one of the tentative dates he has
selected is for Thursday of the Tren
ton Fair, September 28. The State
Chairman said this morning that he
regarded that day as the most advan
tageous time for the candidate to
meet in Trenton the leaders of the
party from all parts of the State. It
is probable that plans will be made
to have Mr. Hughes give an address
as it is expected that approximately
80,000 persons will be on the grounds
at the time.
As yet it is not known whether
President Woodrow Wilson will be
able to come to the Trenton exposi
tion this year. He visited the Fair
when he was Governor and also as a
Presidential candidate. His traveling,
however, will be contingent on the
national military situation.
When in New York Mr. Bugbee will
learn from Mr. Hughes his ideas for
New Jersey so that there may be
co-operation in the National campaign
program. An early meeting will then
be held in Trenton by the State Com
mittee for the selection of campaign
The people of Bridgeton will be af
forded another opportunity of hearing
that splendid orator and wonderful
speaker, Montaville Flowers, who
was considered the chief attraction of
the recent Chautauqua course. Mr.
Edward Fithian arranged with Mr.
Flowers to come to Bridgeton on
Wednesday night, November 1st,
when he will present one of his best
lectures under the auspices of the
West Presbyterian Church Men’s

The spacious grounds about the West
Commerce street home of Dr. John
H. Moore are mostlattractive now.
There are vast quantities of beautiful
pink roses in full bloom, with hundreds
of old fashioned hollyhocks, which are
especially pietty.
Villa is covering a tremendous
amount o£ territory for a dead one
legged man.
Now we are told that heart disease
is increasing. . Well, it is Leap Year,
you know.
Isaac T. Saxton, local agent of the
National Benefit Association, with
headquarters in Washington, D. C.,
is announcing to the many members
cf the Association of a prize baby
health contest. The show and con
test will be held at Tumbling Dam
Park on Thursday, August 24th, and
there will be elaborate arrangements
made for the event. The Association
provides many prizes for the healthy
babies that are placed in the contest.
Agent Saxton is explaining to the
members of the Association how ba
bies can be entered in the Associa
Cape May, June 27.—By fully 1000
majority, the voters of Cape May
county today rejected the proposal to
adopt the small Board of Freeholders
for the large Board composed of mem
bers from each borough, township and
ward of a city. With all but four pre.
cic> ts reported tonight, the majority
is 834, and the other precincts will
make it more than 1000. The vote cast
was about 35 per cent, of the regi*
The opposition appeared to be based
upon the power to be vested in a
Board of three members chosen at
large and paid comfortable salaries.
It was also intimated that all the
best oflices were to have been par
celed out by the proposed new Board
to men who worked for the change.
To the editor of the Pioneer:
The members of the Beth Abraham
congregation appreciate very much
your excellent article on the dedica
tion of the synagoue and the account
of those who have been prominent in
the work, but I feel especial mention
should be made of Max J. Horuvitz,
who has been active in the work and
liberal in the use of his money in the
building of the synagogue.
The Pleasure Doat Company will
within a very few days receive a ship
ment of nine new canoes for the race,
way boating.
There is a whole lot of fun and a
good deal of physical exercise in fly
swatting if you do it right.
Squaring UptheYearThat
Is Past.
A Good Deal to Do After School
Time in Preparing for
School is over in earnest now. Ev
en the last troublesome reports have
been made out and forwarded to the
county superintendent. These reports
are very complicated and contain
much information concerning the
school progress for the year. All of
the attendance is presented, an<j the
total number of pupils of each age,
and of each grade. Beside this, each
high school principal has to make
out a detailed report concerning his
All of the adding up of the reports
of the city superintendent has been
accomplished by means of an adding
machine, which greatly lessened the
work. This machine is not the prop
erty of the schools, but is here on
Books from all over the city have
been sent to the Academy to be stored
for the summer. Many of these are
the small supplementary books that
are used by the children of the pr»
ary grades. They will be given out
to the various rooms in September by
the primary supervisor. Provisions
are being made for the purchase of a
number of new supplementary books
of a kind that have never before been
used in our city and which will great,
ly interest the small folks.
Quite a lot of mending of old books
has been done by the teachers and
they are all put away in closets ready
for the opening of the schools. Thin
tissue paper, and the heavier book
bindings are used in this reinforcing
of the school books. Lead pencil
marks are erased and the books put
in a general good condition.
The janitors are busy scrubbing
and washing windows and painting
up discolored walls, etc., which they
can not do while the schools are in
session. All of the ink wells have to
be taken out of the individual desks
and washed and returned and this
alone is no small job. Where there
are grass plots these have to be taken
care of all during the summer months
and this is the janitor’s duty. All of
the janitors of the city are on duty
all the summer with the exception of
probably a week or two when they
have their needed vacation.
Many of the teachers have already
left town and there are quite a num
ber who will leave next Monday or
Tuesday for Ocean City and get ready
for the summer school to be held
there. Several of our teachers are
going to other places rather than
Ocean City for their summer course
this year, but any school in the State
gives the same credits toward certifi
cates as any other one.
The Seniors and many of the pupils
of the undergraduate classes have se
cured positions throughout the city.
Many of the boys in the grades have
secured working papers which will
allow them to work in the factories
during the summer and they will re
turn to school again in the fall. There
are many positions awaiting the boys
this summer, more than ever before,
and those who could not be accommo
dated in Bridgeton have gone to near
by towns where they have found work.
The Bridgeton and Millville Trac
tion Company is busily engaged In
putting in the new paving rail on E.
Commerce Street from Bank to Wal
nut. The city engineer has given the
grade for the track and the rails will
be lowered in places 10 inches from
what they have been. This illustrates
how many of the dirt streets have
been built up and up until they are
entirely off grade making drainage
absolutely impossible.
Militia Found About as Unfit to Go
as in ’98—Headline.
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Commissioner Murphy
Wants Increase.
Public Safety Commissioner Says
That Two More Men Are
It is understood that Public Safety
Commissioner William Murphy will
shortly point out to City Council what
he considers the imperative necessity
of adding two more policemen to the
regular police force. It is said the
Commissioner will ask for the addi
tional men at once.
Commissioner Murphy is an active
man and he spends much of his time
looking after the police department,
and he is constantly prodding the
men to more activity. The Commis
sioner says that the responsibilities
of the police department are constant
ly increasing and that the present po.
lice force is not adequate to properly
looi: after all that should be attended
to. The traffic laws have become so
important that policemen are required
to give the moving vehicles much
attention and the club room element
engages the attention of the depart
ment a good deal. The enforcement
of the dog ordinance is also a matter
thai takes much of the time of the
police. The Commissioner is employ
ing one or more specials most of the
time, but this does not give the best
results, and organization would be
more effective in the judgment of the
Commissioner, if two more regular
men' were employed.
Tljie present regular force compris
es fcix men and the Commissioner
would have it increased to 8. This
wo'tjal mean an increase of $120 a
month in the police pay roll and event
ually an increase of ?140 a month.
Unfortunately, for the Commission
er's plan, the appropriation for th«
police for the present fiscal year is
not sufficient to increase the force,
and no further money is available this
year unless it is shown to the satis
faction of five-sevenths of City Coun
cil and the Mayor, that an emergency
has arisen which makes it absolutely
necessary to increase the police force,
when a sufficient amount of money
may be taken from the contingent
Recruits are being sought in all
parts of the country to fill the Na
tional Guard to full army strength.
The requirements for admission ■ to
the Guard are the same as to the Reg
ular Army. Here they are:
Age—Between 18 and 35 years. Re
cruits under 21 must have parents’
Height—Not less than 5 feet 4 in.,
or more than C feet 2 inches for in
fantry and artillery, and not less than
5 feet 4 inches, or more than 5 feet,
10 inches for calvary.
Weight—Not less than 120 pounds,
or more than 190 pounds. Cavalry
men must not weigh more than 165
Education—Applicants must be able
to read, speak and write the English
Health—Applicants must be men
tally and physically sound. Flat feet,
bad teeth, corns, bunions, hammered
toes or disease will disqualify.
Eyesight—Applicants must be able
to read letters of the alphabet one
fourth of an inch in height at a dis
tance of 20 feet, with either eye, while
the other is closed.
Citizenship—Applicants must be
American citizens, or if foreign-born,
must have taken out first papers.
Making down ireeT
The great maple trees in front of
the residence of Charles Johnson out
North Laurel Street, are being re
moved. „ g
James Neal Is Entitled to
Came to Bridgeton 31 Years Ago
and Has Responded to Many
Fire Alarm Calls.
Next Saturday, July 1st, James
Neal, driver of the Fire Department,
becomes a private citizen, having
served over 29 years in the Depart
ment, as sub-driver and as driver. He
retires under the law, on half-pay for
the remainder of his life. The 29
years in which he has served as a
member of the Bridgeton Fire Depart
ment expired on the 18th of May last.
Mr. Neal came to Bridgeton some 31
years ago, moving from the farm of
Coombs Ackley, at Parvins Mill. For
a time he worked in the sales stables
on North Laurel Street, which were
then just above the First Presbyter
ian Church in the site of the black
smith shop and iron store of George
Frank Atkinson had charge of the
horses of the Cumberland Nail & Iron
Works, some of which were then used
by the Fire Department; Atkinson
was the driver of the department
horses, and Neal took employment
with him and became substitute driv
er. Atkinson later purchased the
Leake Hotel on Irving Avenue, and
resigned from the Department, and
Neal was elected to the position of
driver, which he has held ever since.
He is entitled to retirement on half
pay by law, because of his being a
civil war veteran. Timothy Woodruff,
late Superintendent of Public Works,
was retired on the same grounds.
These two are the only persona in
this city thus retiring under the pro
visions of that law.
Those who were members of the
Fire Department at the time Mr. Neal
became a member, have all passed
beyond, except himself and these oth.
ers—these three are Chief George
Kinkie, John Baumgarten and John
Mr. Neal was a member of Co. D,
9th N. J. Volunteers, and saw service
at Newberne, N. C. and Goldsboro, N.
C., and several minor skirmishes, and
was discharged at the close of the
He was one of the youngest of New
Jersey’s troops, being but 09 years
olct last April.
Those who were members of the
Fire Department when he became a
member and who have died were W.
H. H. El well, Fire Chief; W. T. Bow
en, Clarence Mulford, Harold l’ierson,
George Davenport, Charles Shull,
John Putnam, Frederick Franz, S. W.
Wells, Jonathan Riley, J. B. Fithian,
Reuben L. Bowen, L. B. Silvers, Clar
ence Wilsey, Chris. H. Gahrey, Frank
Atkinson and G. H. Barth.
Mr. Neal is a member of the Ex
empt Firemen’s Association, of 22
years’ standing.
The first big fire he drove to was
the fire at the Dew Fox livery stables
at corner of Pearl and Warren Streets
where is now the garage of Charles
R. Tomlin, and since then he has
driven to all the important fires in
the city, such as the Getsinger Glass
Works, the Cumberland Glass Works,
the More-Jonas Glass Works, the
East Lake Woolen Mill, the Ferracute
machine Works, the East Lake Glass
Works, the S. M. Ogden Creamery,
the Acme Chandelier Co., Parker
Bros. Glass Works, and scores of
fires of smaller pretentions.
In all his driving he never met with
an accident in which any person was
hurt. At one time he was the hero
of the occasion. He was turning from
Commerce into Atlantic St., at Bacon
& Sons’ corner; there were wagons
on both side of Atlantic Street, and
coming up between these two rows of
women. A fearful crash, and gn
injury and of two lives loomed in
stautly before his vision; thousands
of thoughts rushed through his mind
in the shortest instant of time, seem
ingly. Setting dead upon the guiding
reins of his three horses, he sheared
them, by almost superhuman strength
upon the high pavement at Dr.
Smith’s corner, and the horses were
thrown upon their broad sides and a
possible terrible catastrophe was
This was the most thrilling drive
he ever experienced and the narrow
est escape from a dreadful accident.
George Green, who has been for
many years an expert driver, will
most likely be promoted to the place
to be vacated by driver Neal.
Mr. Neal owns the residence where
he resides on North Laurel St.
Parkersburg, W. Va., June 27.—
Lacking sufficient courage to propose
verbally to his sweetheart, Alfred B.
Manning, a business man of this city,
recited his proposal to a phonograph.
Several records were destroyed be
fore he finally couched one in en
dearing terms which could not be
mistaken by the recipient.
When the proposal was finally com
pleted he sent the record to his sweet
heart. The next day he received a
package and found a record. Think
ing it might have been his own re
turned, he put it on the machine and
heard but one word, “Yes.” Then he
called at the young woman's home
and arranged for the wedding, which
will be held next week.
Cases of Summer Complaint
Stomach and Intestinal disturbances
are frequently corrected by the use
of Mother Gray’s Sweet Powders for
Children. They tend to Cleanse the in.
testinal tract and promote digestion.
Used by Mothers for 28 years. All
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