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The Pleasantville Press
Volume 20. 1 PLEASANTVILLE, NEW JEKSEY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1912. . Number 20.
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FOR RENT—House on Adams avenue.
f Apply to Frank Lake, Adams avenue.
FOR SALE—.Just what you need in your
home; fine organ in piano case, in
first class condition; sell cheap for
cash. Address Organ, Pleasantville
LOT of Galvanized Sheet Iron; size 2
ft. 6 in. by 6 ft. Can be used to cov
er any kind of buildings. 10c per
sheet. No. 2 Irving, Atlantic City.
J COTTAGE FOR RENT—6 bedrooms,
good for boarders, close to trolley.
Inquire 32 Verona avenue.
FOR SALE—Two Horse Truck Shelving,
with springs. New. Wm. Hauenstein,
Farmington, N. J.
FOR SALE—A farm of four acres, lo
cated within the town of Pleasant
ville. Large quantities of fruits and
berries of all kinds. Would make a
most desirable property for building
lots. Address W. L. Turpin.
HALLSWORTH & SMEDLEY, Electri
cal Contractors. Estimates furnished.
Work guaranteed. Pleasantville, N. J.
P. 0. Box 778.
SAVE MONEY on Lumber, Millwork,
Glass, Paint and Rubberoid Roofing,
by going to Lake & Bossier Co., 3rd St.
and W. J. & S. R. R., Pleasantville.
W. L. TURPIN, Contractor and Builder.
298 Doughty Road. Phone 85X. Real
Estate. Plans and specifications fur
nished. Estimates cheerfully furnish
Pleasantville Grange, No. 174, P. of H.,
Adams Hall, Pleasantville, meets ev
ery Thursday at 7.30 p. m. Town
send D. Showell, secretary, Absecon,
k KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN.
Charles Eden, a former' resident of
Linwood, was killed at Grafton, W. Va.,
by a freight train on the tirst day of
' January. The details of the accident
are unknown. The funeral was from
Bethel Church, Rev. Raver officiating,
and interment in Zion cemetery.
$100 PER PLATE
was paid at a banquet to Henry Clay,
in New Orleans in 1842. Mighty costly
for those with stomach trouble or indi
gestion. Today people everywhere use
Dr. King’s New Life Pills for these
troubles as well as liver, kidney and
bowel disorders. Easy, safe, sure. On
ly 25 ets. at all Druggists.
jf Your subscription, is it paid? The
r yellow label will tell you.
M Bell Phone 2206 Y
IS We Buy Contents of Houses
W . Call or Send-Postal
- George F. Mathews
mk New and Second-Hand Furniture
W Bought and Sold
W nog Arctic Ave. Atlantic City,N.J.
I Just one square from Shore
We conduct Auction Sales at your
home at reasonable terms.
3 North Main St., Pleasantviile, N. J.
Portraits of any size from $i.oo
per dozen up.
Enlarging and copying done at
j reasonable prices.
All kinds of Commercial and Out
side Work attended t j promptly.
DR. I. SHARPE
In The Social World,
Pleasantville Visitors and Other Items
of a Personal Nature.
„ Mr. Evi Ware spent Saturday of last
week in Philadelphia.
Mr. A. J. Mudford, who has been quite
ill, is now recovering.
Mrs. E. E. Stones, of Philadelphia, was
in town on Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs. Enos Ware and daughter spent
Saturday of last week in Philadelphia.
John P. Ashmead attended the auto
mobile show in Philadelphia last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Measley, of Ham
monton, spent Sunday with Mrs. Frank
Miss Alice Hall has gone to New York
City for a visit of several weeks with
Mrs. Mervyn Wilson will entertain
the Clover Club Tuesday afternoon of
Harry Burley, who was confined to
the house for three days, is able to be
out again. t
Miss Blanche Wiaham is seriously ill
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Tobias
Sirs. Geo. Adams and daughters, Miss
es Elsie and Grace, visited Mrs. H. G.
Harris, of Yentnor City, on Wednesday.
Miss Laura Thorn, has returned to her
Atlantic City home after spending the
holidays with her relatives in Merchant
Japhet Price, who was confined to the
house for a week with a sore throat, we
arp pleased to report is able to be out
Mrs. Edward Allen, of New Gretna,
has been spending a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Gaskill, on Second
The Y. M. C. A. of Pleasantville meets
every Monday evening in the W. C. T.
U. Hall. Boys come out and help the
John VY. Kirkbride is suffering from
blood poisoning in his right hand, which
we are pleased to report is much better
at this time.
Mrs. A. C. Hall has returned from New
York, to which point she accompanied
her daughter, who was returning to her
home in Youngstown. Ohio.
Harry L. Lake will go to Wildwood
in March to take charge of the Risley
Laundry. While we regret to have him
leave Pleasantville, The Press wishes
him success in his new position.
Miss Mvrtie Lake entertained a few
of her friends, Monday night, at a cha
fing dish party. Those enjoying her hos
pitality were: Marian Somers and Fred.
Fring, of Philadelphia; Samuel Bowen
and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. William I. Garrison, of
Pleasantville, left last Thursday for St.
Augustine, Florida. They were accom
panied by Mrs. Garrison’s mother and
I brother. Mrs.-Susan Hagaman and Chas.
Hagaman, and their daughters, Miss
Frances Garrison and Miss Esther IJar
Do you owe The Pleasantville Press
for subscription? Do you not think pa
per well earns the dollar a year we ask?
Do you realize that it costs over $60 a
week to produce tire paper? Have you
ever thought of the encouragement it
gives the editors when your apprecia
tion is shown by a paid-in-advance sub
scription? We need the money. Will
you not Send it to us at once? Please
Mrs. Clarence Dougherty' entertained
the Clover Club at a Sauer Kraut sup
per Tuesday evening. Those present
were: Mr. arid Mrs. Doughty Turner, Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Long, Mr. and Mrs. Jos
eph Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lew
is, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Adams, Dr. Har
ley and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn
Wilson, Mrs. Morris Snyder and friend,
Mr. and Mrs. John Blake, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Dougherty' and son Clarence.
Mr. and Mrs. Gjjkey.
HOSBACH SAYS= 1
1 You Can Wear Good Clothes |
, | At These Prices |
MEN’S $13.00 HERRINGBONE SUITS
J $11.00 I
11 MEN’S $12.00 FANCY WORSTED SUITS f
One of the merriest events of the sea
son was a surprise party given to Miss
Ada Thomas, on the event of her elev
enth birthday, on last Saturday eve
ning, at her home on West Verona ave
About thirty schoolmates gathered at
the home of Miss Helen E. Bowen, and '
from there proceeded in a body to the
home of Miss Ada, where a cheering
welcome was given to the new year of
Many amusing games were played,
among them their fortunes were told, so
that each one found out what they
would be doing in lf>3(). A string was
handed each guest, which when followed
to its source'under tables, over chairs,
under couches, behind piano or book
case, desk or hall rack, led to a . souve
nir. Many pretty gifts were received.
Good music was also given by guests
The guests were: Misses Mollie Cox.
Elinor D. Klipper, Bella Abbot, Helen
E. Bowen. Josephine Lake, Eleanor Hel
frich, Grace Field. Della Wagner, Doro
thy, Frances and Elizabeth Thomas, Lot
tie Frambes. Lottie Fairbrothers, Ger
trude Helfrich, Nellie Stevens, Gladys
Stebbins. Marjorie Thomas, Masters
Floyd Collins, Russel Stevens, Dawson
'Klipper, Dean Probst. Archie Somer
ville. Samuel Ireland. Melvin Parsells,
Gilbert Mathis, Charles Bowen, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph B. Thomas, Mrs. Wm. H.
Mathis, Mrs. Regnia Klipper and Miss
MOORE RELEASED ON BAIL.
William H. Moore, the "millionaire
barber,” whose spectacular exploits have
made him famous, was released from the
Atlantic City prison Thursday an ‘angel’
having been found who went his bail in
the sum of $750, pending a hearing to
morrow. At that time Moore will be
called to answer to the charge of having
appropriated to his own uses, a fur lined
coat belonging to William Magill.
No warrant against Moore charging
larceny of the diamonds, which he is al
leged to have procured from a prominent
matron and pawned in Philadelphia, has
been issued, the magistrates disclaiming
having a complaint of this character
against Moore lodged with them. What
disposition, if any. of this portion of the
case, which the police are supposed to
have built up against Moore, will be
made, it is hard to determine, rumors
current to the effect that the matron
who figures as the loser of the gems
will not prosecute having gained much
credence in semi-official circles.
NEW COMPANY ORGANIZED.
Mr. G. Otis Barnes. No. 23 S. Frank
lin avenue, has formed and headed wa
company to t*nter into the field of Buil
ders and General Contractors, with offi
ces and shop at Nos. 7 and 9 Haddon
avepue. Atlantic City, aird known as the
“G. Otis Barnes Company.” Mr. Barnes
until recently has been General Superin
tendent with Alfted Moore, one of the
largest and oldest builders of Atlantic
City, and l,ias made many friends both
in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. Af
filiated with the company are some of
the most skilled mechanics to be found
in this section of the country, such as
Mr. John Neil, former designer and fore
man with the Hale & Kilborn Co., of
Philadelphia; Mr. P. O’Malley, superin
tendent with the Mathison Co., engineers
and contractors, of Pittsburgh; Mr. -las.
Woodhouse. until recently foreman with
D. Knauer Co., of Atlantic City, and
Mr. Frank Psulhamus. past constructive
superintendent of the Steeplechase pier.
State Road Commissioner Here.
State Hoad Commissioner Stevens
spent less than twenty minutes inspect
ing Shore Road paving, charged to be
contrary to specifications, on Friday.
He went over a mile of the road with
County Engineer Rightmire and Chief
Engineer Meeker, but did not pass decis
ion. The road was covered with slush
and.in an unsatisfactory condition for
inspection, but the Commissioner is re
ported to have said that he found noth
ing radically wrong with the work. Th'e
Commissioner came into Atlantic Coun
ty not so much to go over the Shore
Road as to inspect the route for the pro
posed Mays Landing-Tuekahoe Road. It
was practically decided to follow the old
route in building the new road—that is.
follow, as nearly as possible, the pres
LOCAL W. C. T. U. NOTES.
Mrs. Mary Campbell will give a Bible
Reading next Thursday afternoon at
2.30 in W. C. T. U. Hall. Mrs. Camp
bell’s bible readings are always exceed
ingly interesting and instructive. Ev
ery member js requested to be present.
Please bring your bible.
Let those ladies who do not attend
the Union, because the Hall is not prop
erly heated, come out and find an agree
able surprise awaiting them.
Plans axe being made to have some
out of town speakers at our Uiffon meet
ing in the near future. Further an
nouncement will be given next week.
VALUABLE DOG POISONED.
The handsome Scotch Collie “Prince”
belonging to W. H. Winder died Wednes
day morning. "Prince” was 13 months
old, and was an exceedingly intelligent
and valuable animal, having come from
the Vanderbilt kennels. It is believed
that he had .been poisoned, and although
more attention could not have been giv
en a child, medical aid was unable to
save him. Residents should be very
careful how they allow poisonous mat
ter to lie around, and thus prevent a
recurrence of this death of a highly
When buying a cough medicine for
children bear in mind that Chamberlain’s
Cough Remedy is most effectual for
colds, croup and whooping cough and
that it contains no harmful drug. For
sale by Thomas F. Crawford, Druggist.
BAY VIEW JUNIOR ORCHESTRA.
Something Musically New in Pleasant
A juvenile organization composed of
jrnpils of Mrs. George B. Somerville.
The Bay-View Junior Orchestra, of
Pleasantville, met for organization, and
had their first practice together, on Fri
day night of last week at the home of
Mrs. George 'B. Somerville, No. 1 East
The orchestra is composed of violin
and mandolin pupils who have been
studying with Mrs. Somerville. The vi
olinists are. Miss Sarah Adams, Miss
Marion Sooy, Master Oliarles Bowen, all
of Pleasantvile, and Master Kensil
Swint, of Somers Point. Mandolinists
are: Miss Avis Fritsch and Miss Mabel
Sooy. Miss Helen Fritsch is piano ac
The orchestra, under the leadership of
Mrs. Somerville, will meet for practice
"The average age of the young musi
cians does not exceed twelve year3, yet
their performance upon the instruments
studied would do credit to students
The orchestra will be entertained bv
Mrs. Swint. of Somers Point, on Friday
evening of this week.
IN THEIR NINETIES.
Ocean City may lay claim to having
two of the oldest ladies in the State
among its citizens. They are Mrj. Sarah
English, now in her ninety-second year,
and Mrs. Betsy Risley, in her ninety
sixth year, both from Atlantic <Wflnty.
The former is residing with her children,
Mrs. S. B. Sampson, Mrs. Mahala Steel
man and City Assessor Elmer English,
the latter with her son, Lewis Risley.
Both are in well preserved health. Their
only surviving brother is Joseph Jeffries,
of Linwood, who has just entered his
This family is one of Atlantic coun
ty's oldest, their ancestors having set
tled in the county in the early years of
the eighteenth century. It was prom -
nent during the Revolutionary war.
The house, still standing, in which our
two ladies were born at Steelmanville.
was built and occupied by their parents,
Evan Jeffries and his wife Sarah, upon
their marriage about one hundred years
ago, and in it were born to them seven
children besides the three, who still sur
Ephraim and Elmer Risley, of Smith’s
Landing, and William, of Longport, are
all sons- of Mrs. Betsy Risley. Mrs.
Penie Turner, recently deceased at Ab
'seeo*. was a daughter.
DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE PARTY.
A very delightful surprise party was
given Miss Armenia Risley by some of
her friends at her home. Second street
l and Brighton Place, last Friday night.
The 'evening was spent in music and
games. The musical numbers were:
Trio—Misses Armenia Risley, Kath
erine Austin and Emma Gaskill.
Trio—Misses Armenia Risley, Hannah
Rainear, Ethel Danielson.
Solo—Miss Emma Gaskill.
Song—“America,” The guests.
The music was followed by games, in
which the following guests participated:
Miisses Hannah Rainear, Ethel Daniel
son, Katherine Austin, Emma Gaskill,
Helen Long. Eleanor Smith, Helen Hart
zell, Myrtle Adams, Edith Strang, and
Elvira Olivetto; Messrs. Charles Smith.
Walter Saunders. Norman Long, Ed
mond Olivetto. Nelson Doherty, Norman
Ott. Paul Brady, Mrs. Agnes F. Risley
and Miss Armenia Risley.
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Read every page of The Press: they
contain interesting matter; and if you
would like it a year, send a dollar to S.
E. Whitman & Sons, Pleasantville, N. J.
DEATH OF MRS. ENOCH L. JOHNSON.
After traveling all the way to Denver
in search of health, Mrs. Mabel Jeffries
Johnson, wife of former Sheriff Enoch L:
Johnson, died in that city Wednesday
morning. Only on Thursday morning of
last week Mr. Johnson and his wife,
who had been an invalid for several
years, started for the mild climate of
Colorado and they arrived in Denver on
Saturday morning. The change in cli
mate and the strain of the 2,000-mile
journey to the western city proved to
be too severe for Mrs. Johnson’s strength
and on Tuesday night most unfavorable
symptoms developed and the end came
early Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Jeffries.
Her father for a number of years was a
member of the Board of Freeholders and
later was postmaster at Mays Landing
for a long time. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Jeffries died within a short time of each
other and left to their daughter a for
tune, which is estimated at upwards of
About four years ago the former
Sheriff and Miss Jeffries were married
at the County Seat. They were neigh
bors and friends from the time when
they both attended the Mays Landing
public schools. Later Mrs. Johnson at
tended the Trenton Normal School and
a short time after her graduation be
came the bride of the former Sheriff.
Mrs. Johnson was one of the most prom
inent young people of Mays Landing
and was one of the most attractive wo
men of the County Seat.
ENTERTAINED AT NORTHFIELD.
Mr. Robert Claiborne most successful
ly entertained some of his friends at an
evening company Thursday evening, at
his beautiful country home in Northfield.
The house was beautifully decorated
with evergreen and .flowers. The eve
ning was spent in song and dance. Miss
Monroe rendering many beautiful songs.
At eleven o’clock a supper was served *n
the dining room, Mr. Baldwin, of New
York, acting as toastmaster.
Those present were: Miss Myrtle
Lake, Miss Ethel Vansant, Miss Mae
Stone of Atlantic City, Miss Metger of
Philadelphia, Mrs. Carho of Baltimore,
Miss Ethel Sluifter, Messrs. James
Gormley, Luther Banning, Clarence Dix
on, Charles Moore, Samuel Bowen, and
Mr. William Baldwin, of New York.
The following rentals were recently
effected thrdugh Campbell & Wootton’s
House owned by John J. Mezger, situ
ate on First avenue, above Adams ave
nue, to Mr. Daniel H. Gray.
House owned by Hugh Collins, situate
near Shore Road in Smiths Landing, to
Mr. ffm. Goff.
House owned by J. T. Townsend, on
First avenue, above Pleasant avenue, to
Mr. T. L. DeWitt.
House owned by Sarah Silvers, situate
on Third street, above Pleasant avenue,
to George E. Gaunt.
House on Asburv avenue, Ocean City,
to 'Leslie Headley.
NEW TROLLEY TO SOMERS POINT.
A tip from high authority is founda
tion for the report that the Pennsy is
about to begin work on the Mays Land
ing-Somers Point cut-off. or that passen
ger traffic between Ocean City"and Phila
delphia via Sea Isle City will soon cease.
The report states that Sea Isle Junc
tion will be don<> away with and Sea
Isle City be connected with Philadelphia
via South Seaville: also that the route
from Ocean City to Sea Isle will be
The merchant that don’t advertise :n
The Pleasantville Press nmay know hi*
business, but nobody sis* does.
The Weaver Store
HAS OPENED AT
57 N. MAIN ST.
PLEASANTVILLE, N. J.
With a complete line of Choicest Meats
of all kinds at the lowest prices. A call
is invited and a share of your patronage
Special Notice to the
People of Pleasantville
. and Vicinity
That the L. M. NELSON store has
moved from Main St. to 11 N. Delaware
Ave., Atlantic Clity, where we have larg
er quarters, and two telephones to the
store, and you can do all your shop
ping by telephone this kind of weather.
Our representative will call here every
week. You can mail or ’phone your or
ders in direct to us. Open a charge ac
count to-day, and you will see what a
square deal means, if you deal with
L. M. NELSON
11 N. Delaware Ave., Atlantic City, N. J.
The MacMillan Studio
Expect to open up a Store in
connection with their Photo
graphic Work, to carry a full
line of Photographic Supplies.
(both amateur and profes
sional), Cameras of various,
kinds, Fine Stationery, Lea
. ther and Brass Novelties.
which will contain all the
latest and best books publish
Stationery & Candies
Cigars & Tobaccos
And Novelties of All Kinds
Lear’s Novelty Shop
; 35 S. Main St.
Wood, Iron, Paper
Muslin and Electric
Gold Work on Glass
A Snpria tv
M. A. FRITSCH, Hampden Ave
A GOOD THING.
This will be the verdict df you use our
Dixie or Aurora Coffees. You will find
them rich, invigorating, and pleasing to
the palate. They are always freshly
roasted on our own premises, and we
have the only coffee roaster in town.
At 25c and 30c a pound, they'are the
best value| obtainable.
Orr Coffee Co.
24071ATLACTIC AVENUE. ATLANTIC CITY. N.S.
I DO YOUR EYES PAIN (YOU? I
Have Headaches! Perhaps You
Need Glasses. Consult an Experi- !
D 13 South Main Street
D61C61 PleasantviUe, N. J.
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