The Morning Post from Camden, New Jersey on January 16, 1882 · 1
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V I I I II It Ay vy.v.v .1 4 NUMBER 1939. TRUTH AGAINST EEROB. OUR LOW ASSESSMENTS. Camden ReOly Richer than the List of Ratable Show. It should be said for the City Assessors, la relation to the mention of them in cannection with the Finance Committee, that their clerk made some errors footing up some columns of figures (errors in addition.) - The '"Assessor, are not responsible for them, further than the fact I : Kt ttia eolAnt tdnlr olarl- Til mi fit Jit PS 1 DUM IHT -CT.V. . " V. " ' least, ad the commiUe called attention - to the matter with a view to avoid errors . which might be serioes in the future. V It would be well, however, if the ; As eessors would conifer with the Finance Committee in regard to the assessments, for it is sure URit the low valuations cause a necessity for high tax rate. It is admitted that while much of the personal state escapes taxation altogether, the real croDertr is assessed at little more than h&lf its value. The total valuation of ' real and personal estate last year amounted to less than $12,000,000, while its real value is more than $20,OW,UW. The total amount of mcney required to be raised by taxes last year, was, in round number, for county purposes, $ 73, 000 ; State, $29,000 ; school, $51,000 ; city, $183,000; total, $337,000; which upon a valuation of $11,400,000 required ; a tax rate of 2.96. While, if the property had been assessed at near its real value, say $18,000,000, a tax rate of lesj than 2 per cent would have been sufficient. The -.. taxes are really no higher here than in Philadelphia, but the lower valuation " makes them appear higher. It makes no differences to the owner of a house .worth $1,800, whether it be assessed at that and pays a tax rate of two dollars, or . assessed at $1,200 and pays a tax rate of $3, the amount paid in either m abroad and an impression goes forth that i - me taxes in uamaen are excessive. The reason given for the low valuation that the Township Assessors assess the real estate at a very low rate, an instance beinsr mentioned where farms valued at $350 per. acre were assessed at $75 per acre. Say the advocates of a low valuation: "If our Assessors were to assess property at its real value the city would pay four-fifths of the taxes levied in the county, instead of three-fifths as at present. Our Assessors, therefore, in making a low valuation, are doing so in the interest of the eitizens, and are but meeting the township Assessors, on their own ground. It "would be unjust to city tax payers if their property was assessed at its Jull value, while township property is assessed at less than half, and in many instances at one-fourth its value. The City Assessors are doing what they can to save the taxpayers from imposition. This is no doubt the truth, but would it not be wise for the Assessors to confer with the Finance Committee, and by their joint wisdom find out a cure for the evil. Haddonfield Happenngs. - An interesting all-day divine service was held yesterday in the XL. b. Church commencing at 9 o'clock A.-it. This meeting: was conducted by the Rev. J H. Smith. Preaching at 10.30 o'clock by Rev. John Thompson. Experience meet insr at 3 o'clock, led by Mr. Lizzie i Smith, and at 6 o'clock Miss Jennie I Smith to took charge of the proceedings, I At 7 o'clock nreachinsr bv the Rev. J. H. Smith." At these several meetings there h were present thirteen " workers " from f ' abroad who assisted in the exercises, H There were large audiences at all these . ! meetings and a great deal of interest was manifested. - - Some knight of the quill has started the story that a number of our prominent reh sidents here have been arrested for steal ing wine. Bosh. . 1 ; : . Colonel Davis PosVJNo. 53, AR, attended divine service jn the Presbyterian Church last evening Rev. Julius Werner, the pastor, delivered an eloquent . f sermon from becond i unotny - r 3. I Tk.M tiranfu t mamhora At IhH Post preseut They were a fine looking bodv of men. some of whom are well de- f served pensioners of the Government and ' bear honorable scars from many a bloody uauie ueiu. Some of these days we may have to chronicle serious disasters from the reck less v habit that some people indulge in by jumping off trains ' while in motion near our depot . Samuel Cooper's family of Marlton 1, lrunttfkj in thS tilarM anil Kiitml ilia 1 handsome dwelling of Mr. Lippincott on f Main street opposite the Jew Jersey I .Building. I I ' A Destructive Rock. ' I Geneva, Jan. 16. An enormous mass I of rock, a thousand feet high, "has fallen I from the Rothrisa Mountain, near the t town of Glarus, destroying orchards, roads I and meadows. Ho lives were lost Treacheron Ice. S Jsew Bbumswick, January 16. John and Peter Garhing, living near Calamus Villa, were drowned while skatingon the Earitan river Saturday morning. . The following well known Dentists of New Jersey endorse Sweet Saprtnax, th 25 cent tooth wash. '' W. P. Richard3, Orange ; F. A. Levy, Orange ; W. Pinnej, Newark ; A. W. Crane, Newark : Ii. Bunt- ng, Newark f B. F. Luckey, Paterson ; C. Barlow, Jersey Cityj Jlall and Paler, New Brunswick. . . POSTAL CARDS. This, That, and the Other Thine, trrjm J" Here, Thar,' and Everywhere. Bismarck is ill. Unseasonable weather. ', Hazel Kirke is popular. , Great flood at Nashville. Camden is 200 years old. Small pox in Fall River. Sargent is "decided, upon." Sun sets this evening at 4.59. Jay Gould weighs 105 pounds. John S. Clark at the Lyceum. Oscar Wilde drinks too much. Ole Hayes is down on Mahone. '-Francis Murphy is in Scotland. The Pink-eye increases in Phila. Patti sings in St. Louis this week. Germany will explore the Arctic- Strakosch has come to grief again. 20 bogus dentists in Philadelphia. Jefferson College has 700 students, The grain freight rates are raised. Guiteau ought to hire a hall. Timet. "Mignon" at the Academy to-night. 5 cases of small pox in Hammontpn. Lent begins on Washington's Birthday.' - Scoville has sued the Chicago Herald for slander. , - w Emma Thursby sang in Paris last Saturday night. Philip Phillips sins in Vineland Wednesday night. The second week of the Legislature will begin this evening. Dr. Newman claims that Methodists do not recognize talent . - The N. J. Editorial Association met in Trenton this morning. " Sam Randall supports Pattison for Governor of Pennsylvania. MMteau's letter convicts him of sani ty and he ought to be hung. Don Cameron is still boss. He is not an aesthete. Chicago Timet. Atlantic City is to have a $200 hose carriage. 1 here g enterprise. It is decided to be fashion either to shank it or streetcarit to the opera. . .. Mr. Beecher yesterday apologized te the Brooklyn Uoard of iulucation, The United Stat-s District Court will begin its January term to-morrow - Caroline Richings-Bernard, died of small pox, in Richmond, on Saturday . 15000 barrels of sweet potatoes have been shipped from Vineland this season. 17 Brooklyn alderman have just been fined $250 each for defying the Mayor's order. Think of that, Mr. Bradshaw." Fpr enterprise, industrious attention to business, and good shoes, Scott is celebrated. 406 Market street. A fine line of tooth brushes at Stevenson's Pharmacy, 6th and Market. The best flour in this city is for sale by French & Reeves, 13 and 15 Federal. Bright is the hearthstone where East-burn supplies the coal. 34 Market. The: picnic season is " off" and yet picnics to Schumacher's, 415 Federal street, are always in season. .... C J Welsh Genuine Lehigh-Coal 2d and Pine street -Fine" fat oysters and fresh fishat Abendroth's, No. 10 North Third. " O, ain't it just sweet VI she said, after three days' trial of a Singer machine bought at 530 Federal street. : J r Imported Castile soap, 20 cents pound by the bar. Pattern's, Second and Market. Tire ground where Parson's hotel stands, is for sale, in lots to suit purchasers Coal oil 9 cts. per gallon, at Wilson's, Ninth and Walnut The North Carolina Jubilee Singers will sing atU. J. A. 31. Hall, fourth and Spra,-Tuijsday evening, Jan.- 17r Admission 10 cents. . , .... yetermn, flrt Brigade, Thesurviving veterans of the First Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers in the rebellion, will hold their first reunion in this city, on the 28th of Jane next, that being the 21st anniversary of the day when the Brigade, under Phil Kearney, started to the front ' The Committee of Arrangements have decided to have a street parade in the morning, followed by a business meeting in Grand Army Hall,' and in , the afternoon Hon. Conrtland Parker will deliver an oration, in which he will re view the history of the Brigade, with a re cital of the battles and battle scenes, in which the Brigade participated. There will be carried in the parade a number of standards, and the battle torn nags, he- longing to the regiments, composing the Erigaae. lne occasion promises to be one of unusal interest, as there are numerous survivors, and the first .Ivew Jersey Brigade was made memorable during the war, and received much honorable men Uon. B. O. Vf. B. The charge against Henry F. Hall, on Saturday, was that he beat his wife, and the result was that" Justice Fallen put mm unaer zuu oail to answer at Court. "B. D" ' ThMii ar the initial! nt a Knn.i rt i edged Chester couoly creamery butter vhirh tnii will da weJ In lum r r r? ton, Third A Birch. - i -i . Yon alway know ifliler- candies, pakoa and pies, becaoRe they can't be imitated. Buy them once, roil buy tbera alwavn. Kalgbn'save. CAJvIDEN, N. J., MONDAY, JANUARY 16, , AN ANXIOUS INQUIRER. He I Anxious to Knew About Mr. Gal lagher and Others too Jinmerous to Mention. Cakden,- Jan. 13, 1832.-Editobs Post: lam puzzled and wonder if your. selves or someone else can enlighten me upon several matters. The Post of tonight gays "John Gallagher has been arrested in Pittsburg on a bench warrant," &c. . Upon reading further down, I find that he had been sentenced to State Prison, but was out on $5000 bail, pending decision of Supreme , Court JfowMr. Gallagher "some one-or other of the illustrious family" has been occupying quite a large part of, the space of the Post' 8 criminal news. He has cost the county an immense amount of money, and I am anxious to know if the county has ever received any in return ? Do the men who go on . his bond - ever pay the amount, or does a man's bond m ean no more than his word, nowadays ? I am anxious to know whether there is any reason why the sureties of a defaulting treasurer should not make good, the losses by his defalcations p. .w I am anxious to know whether, if I choose to be a persistent and continual law breaker I may have the as ne immunity from serious annoyance as the criminials who have been so intimately acquainted with our courts T I am anxious to know whether an utter disregard of the rights of rich and poor alike in the stealing of their funds will entitle me to any especial sympathy in the community ? I am anxious to know whether I may not just as safely be bondsman for some one in a position of trust, although I own no property, as another citizen who does own property and who, by a lax enforcement of law or the connivance of unjust J udges-esqapes -theconseqnences which he assumed when he became surety ? If the old ways are to be done away, if honestly is to be at a discount and rascal ity at a premium, if men of tuppoted probity are to go sneaking around asking to be i; i i i i reiieveu oi weir iusi ana legal responsibilities, let us at least so understand it so that we may not fall into the error of expecting too much of them. ' . . Anxious Iso,ciber. Want the Milk Inspector. Ed. Post. We need the milk inspector in Camden again, not only to give us the condition of the milk in cans at. the depot but also of that which is retailed by farmers. Philadelphia people are pretty generally paying eight cents a quart for good milk, while we are still paying ten cents for a poor, confounded poor quailty. Two to four cents extra a quart makes us foot the extra feed bill, and the milk shows there is verv pc feeding. We do not object to the price but we emphatically denounce the qn .lity ii u was given away, uooa leeuing ana less diluting will make a better quality. . - CITIZEN.; Reipectf ally Referred. Editor Post : Is there any reason why the engineers of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad Company should blow : their whistles at half-past six every morning, the result being to awaken every babv and to almost frighten to death every invalid within a quarter of a mile of their tracks ? Out in the country it don't make so much difference, but in the city all unnecessary noise at unseemly hours should be avoided. Please print this little growl. I am a bank clerk and do not actually need to be up at 6.30 in the A. M. Yours, Jon. - Gloucester BrlefleU. Mr. Daniel Keunyr who was stricken with paralysis last week, is improving. LJIheremains oLThomasShetzline were removed to Cedar prove cemetery yesterday, from a Philadelphia vault. A meeting of the Y. M. C. B. S. will be held next Monday night ' A lively war of growling took place yesterday on Middlesex street, between two men named Kennedy and McNulty. A feud exists between these two men, and on slight provocation it crops out Tearing down a fence was the order yesterday; clubs and a hatchet were wielded by the men, but no blood was shed. The Broadway Reformed Men's Home held an interesting meeting in the Baptist Church on Saturday evening. The speakers were Captain Rodgers of Philadelphia, and B. if. Braker of Camden. The singing was by the choir of the church and the members of the Home turned out in force. MethodUt Minister Dead. , Rev. C. C. Eastlack, of the Pennsville M. E. Chuah, died at that place early Saturday morning last, after a long illness. Deceased entered the New Jersey Conference in 1863. His first charge was the Stockton M. E. Church this city, and since then he has been stationed at Hed-ding, Unionrille, Union street Trenton; New Egypt, Port Elizabeth, Hightstown and Pennsville. He was an earnest worl.er, but for some time past his (ailing health interfered with the discharge of his duties. Illness of Sheriff Gibb. Sheriff Gibbs was not in his office this morning, being detained at his home at CJementon by an attack, of malaria. ' Special Sale . tin til we have closed the winter's stnir nf children' school cap from 50c to 42c, blankets 11-4 from JO to tt.ra to 1'. h and a choice lot of remnants of Hamburg:, riououi, uicw a iinu com. j. t. MaKwr, wholes&ie and retail. Central Irv Ooods store, 6th and Spruce t. GUTTEAtf IN PRISON. HOW HE WILL BE HANGED. What the Assassin Told a Lady Who Visited Him In Bis Cell. Washington, January 16. The prisoner has been very much secluded lately and all admissions to his cell have been cut off. Finding my own admission barred on professional grounds and knowing the vanity of the assassin, a lady emissary was pressed into service. She was received by General Crocker with his usual politeness and the assurance that Guiteau was not to be seen. The warden very kindly volunteered to show her the jail, however, and talked freely of his charges. Conversing on the subject nearest the feminine interviewer's heart, General Crocker was emphatic. He said: "I have no doubt in my mind of the sanity of the prisoner. His actions in Court are assumed. He is a changed man as soon as he enters the jail. He is quiet, polite and gentlemanly. Perhaps he puts on a little more dignity at times, but that may be owing to an exaggerated opinion of his own iiuportahce,'r "Do you think," asked the writer, "that he will be convicted and hanged 7" "Most assuredly," was the warden's response. "He will hang in this jail. Come and I will show you where.'' With this General Crocker led the way to the corridor in which is located that horrible instrument of death, the gallows. It arose gaunt and grim at the end of the gloomy corridor. Everything was in its place except the noose dangling from the beam. The warden told of the number of times it had -been used and discussed with apparent earnestness and conviction the question of its soon being employed to strangle the murderer of President Garfield. . " Do you pull the rope?" was asked. " Oh, no r said Warden Crocker. " A great many people take part in the pre parations for the hanging, borne pinion him. others walk with him from the cell, others assist him up the steps and. still oth rs may adjust the noose, draw the cap and place him upon the fatal trap, No one person does the deed, but it is the work of many." "But, after all," was the suggestion "the one who pulls the rope kills the man. Who will he be ?" " That is a prison secret. Of the forty hangings I have witnessed I do not know the person Who pulled the rope to any of them. It is usually one of the prison ers. You see that last cell window directly opposite the trap ? The man who pulls the rope that springs the trap s'ands insiae. " Are there many volunteers to assist at the next hantrinz 7 ' " Plenty. There is a very bitter feeling smong the prisoners in regard to the assassin. Even the other murderers execrate his name. I beliere he would be torn to pieces if admitted among the inmates, lie would be no safer with them than on the streets." " You'll surely let me see his cell f " Why, it's against my promise," hesi tated General Crocker, : "Now, do just let me peep in for a moment," was the persistent appeal. " Well, I will," he said, relenting. ' But you must not talk. " How are you to-day ?" was the greet ing of the lady, who began talking at once. "Oh I I am well and cheerful always," mam t Vi a amiltnrv rflertnnua " Cheerful J Why how can you, be cheer ful in such a place ? ' "It is verv comfortable and uleasant here. General Crocker takes good care of me," replied he. """ " : "r ilButitis a prison aflerjiU. I should think you would be very sorry ,for what you have done," was the rejoinder. " Why should I be sorry 7 I am contented in having done the Lord's will," was the matter-of-fact answer. . " But allowing it to be the will of God, are you not sorry he selected you for it V " " Not at all," he answered, smiling. I would not occasion pain or commit murder sooner than any other man, but I bad to remove the President. The Lord commanded me. I dared not do otherwise." An earnest expression overspread his face as he uttered the last sentence. It was very clever acting. "But it was such a terrible thing to do," was urged. "That may be so, but there was a terrible crisis," ne said, with an air of conviction. " The country had to be saved, and I was the man selected by the Deity to come to its rescue." , NO FEAR OF CONTICTION. s "Have you no fear of conviction V "None whatever..- I will be acquittptl. That jury will never hang me," was the self-satisfied answer. "Oh! but you certainly cannot expect acquittal. You are too sensible a man for that" ' He evidently took this last remark for a compliment for his face .became ladiant JUut m the same comment manner he said "I will be acquitted. I must be. The Almighty is with me." . "I can understand that youmicht hope for a division of the jury, but there are no grounds upon which to base your belief in acquittal." - "Wellr said he. "a division "will be a poiht gamed, and I will be safe." v ; "Da you not feel orry for the bereaved family of General Garfield ?" "Yea. res ; of course I am sorry for them. But the good of the nation is n more importance than a matter of that kind. But I don't like to talk about that. 1882. I shall have something to say about that in my speech. I have not finished it yet, but 1 will complete it this evening." "Are von going to take up anything special in your speech V - "No," said he, drawing himself up proudly. "I will cover the whole ground. It will be a startling speech and will electrify the people and disturb CorkhiU's vanity. It will convince the jury of my innocence beyond a doubt It will do more to vindicate me than all Scoville and Reed have done." Changing the subject suddenly again the prisoner , wad asked if he hvl prepared his will? -- "No," was the reply, with a degree of amusement in his tone, "there is no need ofthat" , The prisoner remained standiiigJjgLrins:; the inter view,' and as the visitor turned to depart he bowed in his most polite manner and requested her cordially to call again. Oandented from PhUa. IVot.- Court This Morning;. This morning, before Justice Parker, Messrs. C. A. Bergen and John W. West cott argued at length the law points and the relation of the facts to them in the case of Hugh McLaughlin vs. William McLaughlin. The suit is to recover expense incurred in boarding, clothing and educating the young son of William McLaughlin, who resides in California. Young- McLaughlin-was sent to board with Hugh McLaughlin, his uncle, by the father, who was to pay Hugh ten dollars per month." Sixty months of unpaid board is sued for by Hugh. The defence is that although the boy went to his uncle as a boarder, the latter used him in his business as a milk dealer and more than recompensed himself thereby. The defence claims that the boy -worked for his uncle for four years, and payment for the services at the rate ot four dollars per week. . This case is still on trial. - The labors of the grand jury are ended and the forty-three bills returned as against about one hundred last term indicate that their labors have been light, and that the morality of the county is improving. Seven of the bills found are against Horace Hammell, the forging Secretary of the Newton B. and L. Association, with several more to hear from. One of the noticeable features of the Grand Jury's return- is that no bill was found against George Aldrich, the young Fourth and Hartman streets grocer who, was charged with robbing the house of Mrs. Dillon on Hartman street, some time ago, all the proof indicating that Mr. Aldrich was unjustly charged. " . Sudden Death. Mrs. Mary Hurley, wife of Michael Hurley, residing at Bridge avenue and Park Place, died suddenly this morning. She was as well as usual, getting breakfast for the family and putting up the dinner for one son, who works in Philadelphia. About 6.30 o'clock in a cheerful voice she called Martin, an adult son, to breakfast and went to the store of Mrs. Wallace, No. 523 Taylor's avenue, where she purchased some soap, it being her purpose to do the family washing fcvday. As she reached the door to come away she reeled and fell, and without a word died in a few minutes. She was taken to her home and the County Physician notified. Deceased was 46 years of age, was regarded as an estimable woman and neighbor, and leaves a family of sixchildren, the youngest fifteen years of age. A Boy Killed While Coasting. Albany, January 16. A little boy named John Doolan, while coasting on High street Saturday afternoon, was run over by a truck and killed. A little girl who was on the sled with him was also run over and seriotu.lv injured. Killed by Rating Spoiled Meat Montoomebt, Ala., Jan. 16. Three negroes were poisoned here on Saturday night from eating spoiled meat, which they obtained at a butcher's stall. One of them died. The other two are ex pected to recover. Meeting To-night. Fidelity Lodge, No. 3. , Damon Lodge, No. 2, K. of P. Union B, & L. Association. Ionic Lodge, No. 94, A. F. M. Camden Division, No. 14, S. T, T. M. K. Lee Post, No. 5, G.A. R. Sioux Tribe, No. 25, Imp. O. R. M. Lincoln Council, No, 1, 0. U. A. M. Friendship AWn, No. 2, 1. O. of P. Albion Lodge, No. 22, Sons of St G. Eureka Council, No. 1, 8. A D. of A, Provident Lodge, No. 4, A. O. U. W. Morning Star Council, No. 1 1, 0.TJ.A.M. New Jersey Lodge, No. 1, L O. O. F. W. P. Robeson Post, No. 51, O. A. R. District Court. In the District Court this morning Judge Miller disposed of the following cases: McCowen & Co vs. Connelly, In debt, judgment for the plaintifli for $15.- 40: Morrison vs. Proud, in debt settled ; OReagan vs. Thompson, in debt, post-ponedto20th inst.; Seabury vs. Kelly? in A,t t down for 30th inst : Wilt-in. son vs, Gifford, landlord and Unant, warrant oi reuioTai oruereo. The following Lt l'Yulnv'a trial lint? Onles vs. Camac & Carman, in dehti Streeper & Co. vs. Hammell & Miller, in debt ; Flinn vs. Sharp, in debt ; O'Reagan 'H ; i i r i .. i vs. i jjimijwm, in ueu. ; uruntf j ni vs. .r..ll kil l. . - i roui, luuuioru auu tenant. ONE CENT. WMBATIVE RAILROADS HOW WILL IT END? Attempt to Obtain Control of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad. All the competing lines to Atlantic City will, next summer, run excursions to that city at fifty cents a ticket. The Philadelphia and Atlantic City (narrow gnage) have been doing this for several seasons, even while the other lines were charging one dollar, but the latter have now deter mined to do the same thing, and future rates to -the City by the 6aHMis( be unprecedented for cheapness. lhe undercurrent of all this is the ue- sire upon the part of the West Jersey and Atlantic C'ily Railroads to obtain control of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad for the Purpose of controling Atlantic City traffic and freight, the Philadelphia and Atlantic City (narrow guage) Railroad being thought to be only a secondary con- sideration. To this end, friends of the' West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad have for some time past been quietly baying up alt available stock of the Camden and , Atlantic, paying in some instances very' high rates for it Stock on the latter road is worth about twenty-five dollars per share, and yet a prominent citizen of . Camden and a director of the road, who desires secresy regarding his name, was offered as high a price as fifty-two dollars per share if he would sell, but declined the honor with the remark that the , road ' of which he was a director would fight the West Jersey road to the bitter end rather, than accept the overtures which had been " made to it One of the overture which the gentleman referred to was the offer on the part of the W. J. and A. C. R. R. 1 to urge the C. and A. R. R. into allowing its stockholders six per cent Interest on . their investment as so much profit" This," one of the officers of the former road, General W. J. Sewell, said the W. J. R.' R. could easily afford to pay because their profits, at the rates they would charge, would be greatly in excess of that per-, " centage. Besides being active in the purchase of C A A. R. R. stock, the competing road -has also been fighting the former in regard to its privileges at Atlantic City, but the former road having a majority of friends there, it is said -they actually compelled the W. J. R. R. to pay f 18.000 for land near that city which is said to be-worth only half that amount An evidence of the feeling between the two roads is made conspicuous by a handbill posted in various places and emanating from the freight department of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, which state very significantly that "until the Went Jersey Railroad thinks- best to make fresh reductions, the following will be the freight rates from Philadelphia to Atlantic City," etc. etc. : The majority of the shares of. tha Camden and Atlantic Railroad stilt re- . main in the hands of its president and directors, and unless the slight coolness said to be existing - between President Freeman and ex-President Lucas should increase, the - directors feel confident of . holding out to the hut, and at their meeting this Thursday wilt consider it from all its points. But, should the above " named gentlemen be unable to heal their, grievences, as either of them own enough -stock to seal the fate of the railroad by disposing of it to the West Jersey, the future still remains in uncertainty. The, W. J. and A. It R. officials are confident of winning eventually and deny the assertion of the other roau that they will ad-' vance rates to three and four dollars, in the event of obtaining full control of the traffic . ' Plenty of Work. The open winter is favorable to . industrial pursuits, and out door work goes on unimpeded, -At 4he4ron shipyard - of Dialogue & Co., nearly four hundred men are at work, with a'prospect of being busy for some time to come. During the past year, ten steamers were launched at these works, and two others were delayed, or the number would have reached a round dozen. These two will be launched in a short time, and a number of others are ordered. PhJlada. and New York Stock Exchange sales. The following are the opening and the S rices of the lat sale of Philadelphia and ew York stockawnade up to 12 o'clock today as reported by JU H. Taylor A Co., Banker, 20 Market street Camden s Opening. Jjtut. Pennsylvania, J?X SrVT Reading, 31 30 Nor. CentsaV -: Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Nlaatlon, .. .. Nor. Paclle, com. . . Nor. Padfle, pref. W Phila. and Erie, Buff., Pitt A W 21 20 Hunt Broad Top com. .. .. HuntAB.T.pret .. Hestonville P. R. .. - . People P. R.W. .. In, of N. A. .. Bid Bid Ask Nat'L Underground Elec I JO 1J0 saw torjc XA&xrr. ' Bt. Paul, no -. no Iel.,Lacka. Western, li'4 VM Del. and Hudson, l7Vi 1V7I N. J. Central, V 961? . Union Pacfto, iM 1WA Western Union, "1?4 82 Wab. APac.com. ' 3& ' STH Wab. ft Pac. pref. - 70K NVi Iton.ft Rio Grand, ?3 Ti'Z N.y.Cen.Hud. ' KM UOVERXXrXT BONDS. The following are the quotations, as we go to press, reported ex .nrensly for the Cak-deji Post by William (i. Hopper A Co., No. 27 . Third 8t., Phiia. ut. Atk'd. KW'g 101 Vf'1?. nlft 1MV2 iwf 1145 , uH , U. 8. 6 extended Wlt " 5 1881, " 44s reg'd 1891, 41-iiicuponn WW,- " rejr'd 1H07, " 4!4 cupoo UH7, " currency 1A& 89

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