The Morning Post from Camden, New Jersey on January 15, 1880 · 1
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VoIrBrNo. 89r CAMDENrN?J.; THURSDAY, J ANUARYZlB; 1880. Price One Cent -- AMUSEMENTS. A Grand Professional Tournament ' ' ' -- WILL COXMXNCK AT LIPTON & REYNOLDS, NO 607 ARCH STREET, (Next door to Arch St. Theatre,) WEDNESDAY, JANTJABY 14th ''"- - XSTD WILL CLOSB SATURDAY. JANUABY 24th. First Price, $XM. I Second Prize, 830.00 Third Prize. f20 00. Foartn rnse. tuu.uo PLAYERS Henti, Sands, Leonard, Lucas, Sweeney, Farwell, Benade, Cooney Smith, Jones. ii GRAND . INAUGURATION BALL GYMNASTIC EXHIBTION or tub . , " CAUPEN TURNYEEEIN; TO Bl OIVEN-AT- TJTB NJEB HALL , ( S. K. C!or. Fifth Street and Taylor Avenue,) Monday, January : 19th.! 1830.T W.ROver ONE B UNDKED PHILA DELPHIA GYMNASTS will participate In the exercises. TI-SETS. ASSSlSfJsr- SO CENTS To b had of H. T. FUCH8, 518 Federal St., v. mf.STER. 8. W. Cor. Fourth and Arch Hts., or at the door on the evening pfjh9 Hall. , ' . jiwi- PEOF. Qr J. GILLESPIE'S SBLBOT Academy of Dancing No. 229 Federal Street, (Below Third.) LADIES' & GENTS' CLASS Monday, Tuesday &. Thursday Evenings. CHILDSEN'S CL1SS, Tuesday and Friday Afternoons. . CLASSES STRICTLY PRIVATE. watt, TO BEST FOB PRIVATE PASTIES HADDONFIELD. , John A. Allen, an nootari filizpll. and old and much re ft paintfr by trade nd . annrtHhr . mftchanic died verv sud denly on Tuesday last. Interment in the Baptist JGfimetery on Saturday next at 11 o'clock A. m. A nnmtor of the DOVS talk of coins' to Moorestown to-night, for the purpose of hearing the r. r. man s lecture, jo pe ue- livered there, ana as a remmuer, your re4 . rm t - a1 a porter would aK, "wnen is iue imug to he shot off here?" Our people want to eee and tear "the youDgest lecturer on this Continent," and we wantio oe in position to answF4ill4nteiTogatk)ns Rnma of the fculovine essayed to Klfslirta vesterdav. The s'ght of three or four inches of snow was very tempting, but It was no go. Thus far the present season, there has been a dearth of balls and recherche sociables, the "Old Reliible" furnishing such eheap and easy facilities to the city, the attraction 1 there, and our fashionab'e people avail themselves of this and act accordingly. . ' Some of your leaders have been impor tuning ydurejxrtefToo:ow"Trwhat ""prominen " "attorney " in." Philadelphia neighbor Joseph Irwin, the porter bottler studied Blackstone, Kent, and Story ut-der. We candidly plead and now plead - the most profound ignorance on tht point. Joseph, it would appear, has aspirations to don the ermine of-Just ice, and sople are ; envious; as tney want to 10 w all jtbe prqnsitcsi. js esbit. GLOUCESTER CITY, The Catholic fair which has been la progress here for some weeks, closed last night. The attendance throughout has been large and the profits satisfactory to the managers. Joseph Baird and Chas. Schmitt, the men 1 who were recently arrested in this city, on suspicion of having robbed Mr. Samuel Heritage of turkeys, have been tried and convicted and each sentenced to three months' imprisonments J f 4 Newton creek wagon bridge has been - examined by experts and pronounced un aafe. It will be repaired immediately. Mr. Tbomai Wilson, the contractor, and a small army of workmen are busy paving and Macadamizing Broadway, below Newton creek bridge. Should tbe : weather !rove favorable the work will scon be Unshed., .... . .Mr. John Brautigan, who for a number f years has acted as Gloucester City reporter for the Philadelphia Ledget and West Jersey Press, Camden, has given np these positions to act as a Philadelphia reporter on the former paper. - MT, EPHRAIM. f Mr. , Ellis Stone, a resident of Mt. Ephalm, while chopping wood, accidentally inflicted a fearful cut in his left knee. Dr. Blake, of Gloucester, was summoned ' and the patient, under his tieatment got along nicely, but being tired of remaining Indoors, went out, contracted a severe cold, , which aettled in the injured spot. He be-, came worse, and is now having a sore time wih his knee, but the physician thinks he will bring him about in a few . days. - i - '' The residents of MU Ephraim are continually on the alert for chicken thieves. ' .Several henneries have b en robbed and other depredations committed, and the Citlaens Detective Soc ety is sorely troubled to kcov who the guil'y parties are. 1 hey nave suspicion,, ana mins me , gn'lty persons will be brought to justice lefore .ong, ; i FIRST EDITION. ISSUED AT ONE O'CLOCK. NATIONAL NEWS. THE LATEST CONDENSED HI8T0BY THE UNITED STATES. , OF WOBK OF CONGRESS. Washington, Jan' 15. It was resolved yesterday that the Bayard resolu tion should be reported to the Senate Jfur ajscuBsious upceuues i iu uo iusue uj Mr. Bayard, Mr. Kernan and others. In tbB6ns9 thelDdlcation!tre:that7thB financial debate In that branch will also begin soon. General Brady went to the Capitol again yesterday to argue the subject of Star Miil routes. Secretary Thompson was before a committee yesterday also, Geueral,Hancock has written to Mr. Cox advocating the manuTactare of heavy guns of modern patterns. -The -bill for the restoration of Fitz John Porter Is under consideration now in the House Military Committee. DANGERS OF FEBBY TBAVEL. New Yobk, Jan.. 15 As the steamer G. T. Olypbant was on one of her regular trips yesterday afwrnoou from the foot of WH street, to Hunter's Point, where she connects with the Long Is! and Railroad, a collision occurred between her and - the Warren, of the Grand Street Ferry line. The Olypbant's bow was broken in, and she sank after the passengers and crew, twenty-seven in all, had been removed by a tug. The Warren was little damaged. Williairi A. White, pilot of the ferry-boat Fulton, of the Union. Ferry Company, died in the wheel bouse yesterday as the boat was about to leave the Fulton street slip on the Brooklyn side. ArDgFALgATIQyTIIZIzrI Springfield, Mass., Jan. 14 A. Perry Peck, a ..NorthampldnjafaitrcefMsjrl appeared. He is charged with being short $7,000 in trust funds which he held for a relative. It is supposed that he is insane. UOBE GRAVE BOBBING. Ubbana, O , Jan.. 14.Two students recently robbed a grave in Adams town, ship of the body of an old man, , which they dragged half a mile to a carriage which was in-waiting. The feeling of the community is intensely bitter against them. THE WAB i ON VICTORIA'S BAND. San Francisco, Jan. 14. A dispatch from Tucson, Auzona, says : "General Carr repot ts from Fort Bowie, January mhratjaeieril Jrevlno, with several hundred Mexican troops, is pushing Ylc tor'a's band of hostiles northward from CbihuahM." A NEGRO LYNCHED. Cincinnati, Jan. 14 A dispatch from Walton, Ind , to the Enquirer says a col ored man named Charles Smith was hung about 9 o clcck to night by a mob, two miles north of that place. Smith was an escaped comict from the Penitentiary at Frankfort, ay. ue was arrested last oun day for alleged arson. ' a " moonshiner's" revenge. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 14 United States Collector Woodcock has received reliable information that W. A. Fov ler. who was" a euide lhrouehs Wayne county. Tenn., for United Sta'es Deputy Collector Davis, on a revenue raid in toad county, was ambushed and killed t But ler's Creek, tc-day. by a penou unknown, burwhols bel&ved to be affiOTmsfarnen KILLED BY A STUMP. Mobile, Ala., Jan. 14 -This aftfrnoon ajonngmAnaroeJesseagnerxWhlle digging around a large stump was instant aigg: lyi illed by the stump falling upon mine ZZSELIEJrjrOB;;IBELASI)i iTERSBURG, V"a , Jan. 14 Alaftely attended mfe!ingollr'shciiMnswas he d last night to devise plans fur raising contributions for the relief of the sufferers in Ireland. A grand mass-meeting of cit izens is to be held. - : EPIDEMIC AT DEADWOOD. Dead wood. D. T Jan. 14. A disease similar to diptheiia is causing from four to six deaths per day in this city and its im- meuiaie viciuny. .auuiui b, won w children are stricken, and the cold weather is likely to increase the mortality. COURTESIES FOB GENERAL GBANT. Havana. Jan. 14. A erand official banquet will be given in honor of General . . 1 . j , ill I urani, ana a .prwnant reception wui oe tendered him at the Palace by high public fuctionaries and distinguished members of society of this city. ; REDEEMING MAINE. Augusta, Jan. 15. The text of the questions submitted to the Supreme court by the Republican Legislature of Maine will be taken np by the court to- da.' The questions are long and teem to cover all ihe legal points )u the rase. The Fusion Legislature did not attempt to elect a Governor yesterda. A ' House Committee on Elections- lepotted in favor of unseating one of the Republican mem bers, but a la'ge majority of the members ofthe Houe voted to postpone action. The committee has also voted to .unseat Eugene Ha'e. General Chamberlain claims no rihlto decide who is Governor, CAMDEN IN THE ASSEMBLY. ! Camden County has three chairman- ships ou the ; bouse Committees ont of twenty : On Municipal Corporation?, Herring ; Corporations, Bnrrough, and Elections. Bonsall. Herring is alto on the Committee on s Riparlsu rights, and the Joint Committee on S ate Prison, and Bonsall is on the. Committee on Educa-! tion and Miscellaneous Business. : GRAND COMMUNICATION. The Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge F. A, M. of N. J. , will hi held In Trenton next week', commenclnj on Wednesday.. . , IMPROVING SWAMPS. lietween uamoen and centervllie or Stockton, as the Eighth ward was called previous to the annexation in 187 Vlies marshy swamp, the valley or shores of line ditch or Little Newton creek. It ex- lends eastward from the "Delaware to be yond the Camden and Atlantic Railroad nesr the Newton meeting house) and at one time the tides ebbed and flowed to that locality .covering at high water a large expanse of croon d. More than a hundred years ago the Kalghn's who owned the north bank of Line ditch and the Mlckles who owned on the south drained . the swamps by constructing a bank across the western end along the Delaware. Thus converted. into a .meadow, .the. land, has remained " with -many-pools of- stagnant water and the fruitful generator of mlas matic diseases. The surface is several feet below high water mark, and in view of the cheapness of higher and drier land has been in little request. To what use It could be-profltably- put- bas-until-lately been a puzzle. At one time it was con templated to open the mouth cf the creek, deepen the channel, so that vessels could ascend, as they once did, whaf the banks, and make It the scene of maritime traffic. This idea is to be carried out with ad- ditlons, if rumors be true. --The rumors are to the effect," that a company with a large capital, design purchasing and filling up the ground, west of Broadway, open, deepen and widen the channel, so as to admit the passage of boats of considerable tonnage, and along the banks erect a nnm ber cf factories. Inquires have been made as to the prices asked, by the several owners for the ground, and if these do not stand in their own light, by asking too much, the enterprise is likely to be carried out and this home of mosquitoes and chills, converted into a scene of busy industry, giving employment to thousands and largely entencing the value of contiguous properties, if however, a spirit of creed on the part of the owners should prevail, such s thirty years agodroveDavilS.Brown frem Kaighn's Point, to Gloucester, then these capitalist will take their money elsewhere and the Eighth ward will remain isolated from the rest of Camden by a swamp. OUR SEWERAGE SYSTEM. . The question of a more efficient drainage system bas long been. discussed by those whose duty it is to attend to such matteis. Culverts have been constructed in localities where the grade was such that they have not performed the duty that toey were expected to, and because or an insamcient number cf outlets some of the culverts have become filled up with sediment, and frequently rendered use less therefrom. 'A City Sorveyo Sanitate trying, to reno vate the sewerage system, and so far as he has progressed good has resulted. As an instance. All the territory south of Tay loi' avenue and east of Fifth" street was formely drained by the Hartnun street culveit."rA change was made by making an outlet at the foot of "Bansoni street. Now the water runs unobstructed, . while before it was frequently stopped because some of the culverts were filled np with sediment. The Benson St., culvert drains an area of one-fourth of a square mile- Sewerage 'map', giving the location of culverts, man boles and the course the water takes before it reaches the outlets, are being prepared by the City Surveyor. The maps will be five In number. They will be invaluable as works of reference. REVISION OF THE RULES The committee appointed by Wm. Bet-tie, President of'the Republican County Convention, last week, to revise the rules of the party, will meet at 4he office of Jadge Stratton, to morrow afternoon, at two o'clock. rTbose having rules which they may desire the Committee to consider should send them to any of the r members before the meeting. The following com- prise the Committee: K. N. Herring, chairman, Jehu Evans, I. W. Nicholson, C. P. Stratton, E. B.-Morgan, B." W.Pierce and William Bettle.' ... . THE UNION BIBLE STUDY. The regular series of Union Bible Studies, under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association, will bgin again this evening. The study is intended ' to piepare Sunday School teachers of the International Lesson used by the Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and other churches, for next Sunday's teach ing. Rev. A. H. Lung, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will lead. The public cordially invited. METHODISTICAL. 'The on dits relating to the movements of Methodist ministers, are that Kev. Edward Hewitt, of the Tabernacle Church, this city, will go to the First Church, New Brunswick, at the close of the Conference year. That Rev. George Reed has yel'd-ed to the request' of the Union Church, Fifth and Mt. Vernon, and will accept the charge, and that the Church at Glassboro wants Rev. James Moore, now of the Union Church. drIgraw. Rev. J.B. Oraw,D.D.t of the Third St. M. E. Church, is confined to bit house with a severe cold and sore throat, and lat n'ght Rev. J. JE. Merideji preached for him. POSTAL CARDS. The P. P. Man lectures at Moorcilown to-night. ' - ;-.' " :- - ' Un'on Bib!e Study to-n'ght, at Assccia! tion Hall.: , ... Camden' should have a Board of Trade 15th time, and more to come. . . ' Philosophers say that affairs should aU way be conducted with a view to the greatest good to the greatest number. Dr. Bull's Coofth Syrup has demonstrated it-relf to be of the greatest good to the greatest number of sufferers. - tar- Dick Smith's old established stand, B. W. cor. Third and Market, is the popular resort for fastidious housekeepers. THE LEGISLATURE. GETTING READY FOB WOBK ADJOUBN- -7i ED FOB THE WEEK. After the introduction of a nnmber of bills, resolutions, etc.7 and the announcement cf the following committees, the New Jersey; Legislature yesterday ad journed for the week: I SENATE COMMITTEES. Judiciary Hobart, Francis and Rabe Revision of Laws Vail, Deacon and Canfleld MuBicIpar'Corporations Francis, Gard ner and Rabe. .EdjacationJBeekmaiiScnenck-And Lawrence, Militia Whitcar, Keasbey and Emson. Rtilroads and Canals Schenck, Bo- dino audit osenbury. Corporations Keasbey, Whiticar and Canfield. : ; -Agricultural -and AgricnlturalCollege Uramer, Martin aud Uooper Fisher Fes" VaiI,"HdBart andTwrence. Banks and Insurance .Gardner, Martin and Beekman. Miscellaneous Business Whiticar, IJeeiman and Uooper Elections Deacon, Keasley end : Em son. Unfinished - Business Cramer, Beek man and Emson Claims and Pensions Francis, Schenck and Marsh. Riparian Rights Gardner. Martin and Roseubury. Engrossed Bills Keasbey. Martin and Lawrence. JOINT COMMITTEES. Treasurer's Accounts Deacon, Schenck and Marsh. State Prison Bodlne. Cramer and Marsh. - Lunatic Asylum Bodine, Cramer and Caafiel d.:L.:;; IZT ' Public Grounds and Buildings Gard ner, Whiticar and Cooper. btate Library Martin, Beekman and Miller, Sinking Fund Schenck, Gardner and Rabe. - . Federal Relations Vail, Francis and Cooper. Commerce and Navigation Deacon. Keasbey and Miller. r- - Passed Bills Whiticar, Beekman and Roseubury. . : iTlnting Keasbey, Hobart and Marsh. Soldiers' Home Francis, Vail and Canfield.- Reform School for Boys Schenck, Cra mer and Canfield. Industrial School for Girls Martin, Bo dine and Lawrence. BOUSE COMMITTEES. " Judiciary Vernon, Axtell, Smith, Meets and u. J. Martin. Ways and Means Van Duvne. Conk- ling, Board, Blodgett and Demarest. Muijicipal Gorporations Uerrine, Stil- sing, Taterson, Donelly and Barber. Corporations Burroughs, Gill, Miller, Demarest and Aibertson. Batiks and Insurance Paterson, Herr, Lawrence, Honce and L. J. Martin. f- JSlectlous Bonsall, Voorhees, Wilkin son, Haines and S. M. Martin. Education Voorhees, Bonsall, Robin son, Honce and Dunn. Revision of Laws Potts, Morehead, Carter, Hunt and Krueger. Riparian Rights Ringlemann, Herring Paisons, Barber and McDermott. Engrossed Bills Conkling, . Garwood, Robinson, Demarest and Grey. stationery Miller, Parsons, Morebead Godown and Kriieper. Rtilroads - and Canals Stiles.-Carter, Beekman, Blodgett and Meeks. . Militia Lawrenc, Herring, Lufbur- row, 0'Connor and Donuelly, ' ' Unnnthed Business Bruen, Jeffries, Mil ler, Huut and Sheridan. 1 Incidentals Expenses Smith, Hen, Marter, Kamsey aud iritis. Agriculture and Agricultural College LMj2tirrrpwlVree!and,. Craft, Ramsey and Ferrall. - " " -Claims a".d Pensions Si ilslrg, Van Duyoe, Lawrence, Ludlam and Brown. Fisheries Parsons, Garwcod, Vreeland, Honce and FrSUs. ilisca lanrous Busine s Stiles, Wilkin son, Bonsall, Aibertson and Curren. - MR. PFEIFFER EXPLAINS. Camden, N. J., January 15, 1880. Eds. PoST-Sirs : Please make a cor- rect'on to the last two lines of an article in yesterday's editition headed '-The City vs Hugg," rfuling the untruthful statement tbat I refused to vote." " Aftr stating my cbjctiooi at the meet-os I left previous to tbe vote being taken, and having placed my resignation from said Committee in the bands cf the Presi dent of Councl', who was presen, as I rould net reconcile tbe mysterious change tbat had taken place, and to be cons stent and not a party to a questionable transac tion, compoundlDg a fe'ODy. Yours, jr. y. pfeiffeb, 315 Benson St. ARBUTUS MASQUERADE. The Third Annual Arbutus Masquerade will come off at Birch's Opera House, Bur- iDgton, Tuesday evening, Jan. -27th. Tbe Arbutus Receptions are the finest of the large social gatherings in this endtf tbe State and could only ba well man aged with the following named gentlemen eomtitotlng the Committee : Mr. Samul W. Semple, of the Camden Fern- ocrat, Mr. James O. Glasgow, of the Bur lington Gazelle, Mr. Lharles u. liewitt, Mr. F. G. Woodlngton, Mr. Jos. M. West, Mr. S. E L'pptncott. , r ; KoTICE. Onlv this month will Hollinsbed make his famous blue clothing at th old price. Don't foriret the g-eat olothing bouse of Oam1en is at the corner of Broadway and Kaighn'a Ave. ' . Best In the world! Dr. Anderscovita's Busslan Liniment Rheumatism and kin dret pains fade before It. 8tevenaoathe druggist, Sixth and Market street, has It. LICENSES IN CITY COUNCIL. There were teveral applications for tav era licersss handed In to the City Clerk previous to the last meeting of City Con& cu, dui tne license uorrmlitee tooK no action upon them and they did not come before Council for action. What their fate would have been had they baen Drought up is conjectural. Whilo some Councilmen would have favored action, others, and it is believed a majority, are known to object to action upon tavern licenses until the duty of Council to do so has been more clearly settled. When in the Branch upreme-Ccantriwo" out of the nine Judges composing tbat body ruled tbat tbe law repealing tbat poition oi tna ciiy-cnarterr wnjen -conierred-upoa yonncu the power M .grant Jlceuses uncoc- s'itutional, a writ or error to the Court cf Errors and Appeals was taken out, and tbe exceptions and reasons filed, within time specified by law, and the question is nowbefore tbat body for final adjudication, anff will ue argued next monthrTHia writ acts M.jmupersedindL,iallbe opinion of those who should know, debars enuer me uoort or vommon fleas or City Council from acting until tbe Court of Errors has passed judgment upon it. JTorXouncU tO-grant-iienseahereforr until a decision Is reached would be con trary to all rule, ABdLUJs JifitAt alilikely that so intelligent a "bodjr"of "menr'wili commit such an act of folly. Jueantlme the friends of license are active and im portunate, and members are being button holed to induce them to take up the ap plications which have been and may be presented, but a majority are firmly p- posed to it, and it is improbable that they will be bulldozed Into action against their better Judgment. The want of success in thid line bat suggested to the advocates of action, tbe obtaining of a mandamus compelling Council to act in the matter. The members opposed to tbe considera tion cftheappikations-at-tbistime-are not therefore to be classed as appoueuts to Hcensexh.utobjectii!ecaniclbeyoiD.h iieve that it would be legal to grant while the highest Court in the Slate ha the matter under consideration. Yet Ifi may be set down as almost certainthat; if a mandamus were issued and thaUs high ly improbable, any application so forced upon the attention of Council would re ceive its quietus by a heavy adverse vote. A FOREIGN VIEW. What the Torf h American has to say about , " THE STATE ACROSS THE RIVER." The West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad will be thirty-four and a quarter miles long. B. E. Morris, of Atlantic City, had a broken, leg set once by Dr. Garceion. It wasnt set very well. The West Jersey and Atlantic City Railroad will havesome of 'Pennsy's" finest rolling stock. The State Treasury's condition enables the authorities to dispense altogether with tbe State tax this year. A Trenton man was told he bad not the courage to sit on a red-hot stove. He had, and did. Hospital. South Jersey oysters are shipped In re sponse to a constantly increasing demand to England, France and Holland. . Rural editors have their sorftws. The local page of a recent number of the Wil-liamstown Advocate waa upside down. It is thought that the We it Jersey and Atlantic - City-Jiailroad-wili - put -their shops at Newfield. They are buying, de sirable land there,-- Ten of New Jersey 's fifteen blast fur naces are now running, and three- more wili soon light up, while ail the iron mines in the St ate are being worked; " Xawyer8 think the Narrow Gauge will have to be sold. There are rumors that Camden and Atlantic will pool tbelr ssues and buy it. A board was recently found stuck oa a tree between Steolmantown and Tucka-hoe, besriog the lead pencil inscription, G.ve us work or you will have more fire." This vouches for the truth of the prejumption tbat Ihe great fin of la,t spring was the woi k of an iucendiary. Tbe Trenton Gazette thinks tbe State school funds h danger, $49,000 of tbe pro ceeds or tbe sale to the West Line Railroad Company of the lands on the water front at Jersey City, were invested, as are all riparian incomes, for the exclusive benefit of the school fond. Tbe Central Railroad of jfew Jersey claims prior own ership, because it has filled-tbete lands in by dumping adjoining tbeir depot proper ty at Communlpaw. - The Gazette thinks this claim absurd, saying "if tote were decided to be the established law of the State, we can think of no such bonanza this side of tbe Comstock lake as ''filling in" the valuable water fronts of our State. PICKERING INDICTED FOR r . MURDER. The Grand' Jury adj-mrned yesterday afternoon until to-morrow. It is net likely aftr lot ng to-day, that it will finish Its labor this week. Among the t:ue bills found was one against George Pickering, for the murder of Joseph C Hamson, at Second an I Pinestree a, on Christmas eve. Tbe prisoner bad exported this action on the part of the Grand Jury and received the announcement at a matter of course. BROWN & CO. These gentlemen, the energetic proprietors of tbe Roc Hall Clothing House, a B corner Seventh and Market 8ts., Philadelphia, are doing; a paying business-pay ipg in many respects. Paying to their customers a well a themselves. Paying to all their employees. They do not believe ia any one-sidedness in tbeir business and therefore evry garment tbey offer to a custonvr, it will assuredly pay that customer to buy. Tbey make the price suitable in that way, and It mut be confessed that tbev cannot be excelled for excellence of material, el sauce of wcikmansbio, or economy in price. -.' t MAGOOfl'S TROUBLES. ABAI'TIST MINISTER'S PLAIN TALK. ' Rev. Dr. fi. LI Magoon, has been having a sharp controversy with the Baptist Conference at Philadelphia. , He had been censured by the conference for using a crc s for a decoration for bis church steeple and for invttirg the Rev. Charxh-cey Giles, of the New Jerusalem Church, to his pulpit. In his remarks before the conference on Monday, Dr. Magoon said : From tlie eleventh to the sixteenth cen-T tnry there never was ererted a Gothic building which did.not have A cross for itt final. The cress, the emb!en of Cbris- trinity, isbellase f ind every part of it. Thr'cocrractwasnbartbenipirenihoold " terminate in a Latin crosa of copper, cov ered with gold. With regard to the matter of Chauncy Giles, it is known that he was refused Association Hall to lecture in because be did 4iot belong to- an e van- ge'icai deuomination. -1 bad read some v with him. . Hs writings are beautiful, and it would do some of yon good to read tqem. I found Mr. Giles? address, and went to see him. I told him my pal-pit was athis service. ; He preached an excellent sermon, and by tho consent of tho trustees, preached again thenext Sun- -day evening, after which he secured a hall. The next thing I knew ab-mt the matter was the report in the National Baptist, calling me to account. - Dropping on his knees, Dr Maeoon re peated slowly and distinctly the Lord's myer, after which be rose, and sayina "Brethren, permit me to wish you all a happy, a very Hsppy New Year, and now farewell," he left the room, , ; To a Philadelphia reporter Dr. Mieoou said: , "That my church or I should be" bound by the action of this conference, which meets at it own caprice and possesses no "-: legal basis, Js absurd, JJhaye jerked forty yeariin the ministry, randl never: felt so happy with any congregation as with the present ; my congregation is very intelligent and sympathizes with me in every detail. I consider that I did my duty in regard to Mr.Giles preaching in our church. I have struck a blow at the petty bigotry and despicable narrow-mindedness of the conference, which presumes to criticise matters foreign to Its donuin. Why, I might pick up at random fifty men off Bread street, and their decision upon my private affairs would be as weighty and as valuable a v that of the self constituted 'edges who listened to-day to my answer.. I had printed privately 500 copies cf a reply to the conference, which, bad they uvtuuiLui.tcuj yum uiiq uemm miXm sensation, but I modified my determination and burnt every copy but one, ' which I have retained as a souvenir." RAILROAD NOTES. , , Mt. Holly Mirror. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company have commenced important improvements on &e riverfront of their property in Cam- den, which will be of great advantage to the business interests or. tbe public. It is their purpose to build a wharf 50 feet wide and 800 feet long, at tbe foot of Benson street,' over which ki elevated railroad la , to be erected 20 feet in height, with proper shates and other conveniences for loading vessels with coal directly from the can . brought from the Lehigh Valley by way cf Trenton. For some time past the company have been making plans for remodel- ng tbeir present depot and yard In Cam den, and the work is now- fairly nnder wayliefyre fioai completion there will be handsome and commodious passenger de-po's erected la place c f the present sheds. Tbe West Jersey lUJroad Company, which will furnish tlie roltirg stock to tbe West Jersey and Atlantic Ka.lroad, l ave ordered six new aud fli st ciaas paisengfr ocomotiTta, a.d onwarila " ot forty, first- class pas lerger cars for ::BWcnr the new road. It ia thought that the road will be readyjor nse by tbe middle of May.lFive express trains (through in vO minutes), two accommodation, one excursion and one freight . trln, Willi be Jnn between Camden and Atlantic City during the Summer months. The ?: t will be laid with heavy steel rails th entire distance. Tbe West Jersey Railroad Company design running one more express train to Caps May tbe coming Summer than was run last season. Tbe proposed new road to Cape May by the Camden & Atlanta Company is not in so forward a condition as their West Jersey competitor, hot Inter eated parties claim tbat it will, surely be built. .:. . . . - Officers of the Camden and Atlantic R. R. have stated within a few days that they mean to build the proposed new road betweem Medford and Uadconneld, and tbat it will be completed during the current year, probably in time for Summer business The line from. Merlton to Haddontiald is to be located this week. We have not thought this road of vital importance to Medford, bat it is certainly a very desirable enterprise for tbe people on the route below that point. Should tbe road be built it will also, make a desirable connection with the county town from the Evesham district tiat Medford. Whiist the new road would divert some tiavel from the Pennsylvania road, it, I probable that it would add to the business of the Mount Holly and Medford mad quite as much as it would take away from it. We. are also assured by a gentleman active lathe movement that enough stock has a!ready been subscribed along the route to ensure the success of the road and that operations will be commenced at once. The organization of the, company will be completed in a few days, and tbe ntcessary papers filed with the Secretary of State. It is further intimated that the road may be extended to Mt. Holly, with a view to diverting business to Philadel-phja by that route. . . ? 13 AND 18 FEDERAL ST. Try Fren-h ;& Beeves, Patent Prows Mitmesota i iour. In the market. ; fivpericr to aiythlcg

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