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Egg Harbor Observer

Year 1.

Egg Harbor City, Thursday, 7. April 1859

No. 23


The “Egg Harbor Observer”

Published once weekly in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, N.J.
Office: Liverpool Av., Corner of Arago Street.
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The Life of the Negro


A wooden leg, two crutches,
You poor black man,
From hemp-yarn you knit nets,
And offer them for sale:

This is your fate! -- in the sands
Of your homeland lies gold,
And, oh, in these far-off lands,
You beg for copper-coins. [copper-pay]

By Heavens! From the boy,
Who boldly rode the ostriches,
To the old gray man, who goes
Before me, asking for alms:

From the nets through which the fins
Of the fish of the Niger were seen,
To the nets, shot through to pieces,
Which the crippled man knits: --
By Heavens! deep inside
may be a rich life!
You, curly-headed man - don't escape!
Be my guest! Step in here!

Give me your yarn and your stories!
Here is my wine for you!
Of sand- and clear water,
Of sea- and land-battles speak!

There! Palm-forests darken;
Hyena and Lion threaten;
On the King's crowns sparkle
Gold, Pearl and precious-stones!

From unexplored springs
Rushes proudly the Niger along;
With a hundred-thousand waves
Bubbles the holy Sea.

The whip sounds, the fetter:
Once more look back!
O steaming, boiling kettle!
O room of the slave-ship!

Canefields! Hut upon hut!
Crowds at the gates of the mill!
The sugar cane falls with
The strong strokes of the black man!

The one who knows how
To use the machete with power,
Has also, probably no fear
Of a vigorous swordfight!

On board! The pennants fly!
From Mars, look down here below!
Now is the goal, to attack
The enemy upon the open sea!

Ho! How we shorten the sail!
Ho! How we can board her!
O horrible meeting!
O wrestling man-to-man!

Watching with open jaws
The shark who [would be] their tomb!
A flash and a crash!
They fly into the air!
O Fool, on a bloody barrel
to have to swim to the hospital!
Now limping, he suns himself,
the old man around the armory:

Torn away from everything;
For which his heart longs!
To have to waste-away so,
It is a harder curse!

There he stands, old marvels
In his head! -- Let God show pity:
With his ragged clothes
The crowd cackles around you;

Walk past it cooly!
What, are the Nile and Niger here?
And inside it burns as a fever,
And it writhes, as madness to you!

Give me your hand, old warrior!
What counts is, we suffer the same.
Salut! Cape Verde! The Niger!
And - my great regard! [rich thoughts?]

In the Abruzzi

A Novel by Ludwig Rellstab.

         In the church were some fifty people assembled, who had formed a circle around the altar. The newly-arrived one did not immediately go up near those assembled, but rather stayed standing in the shadow of a pillar, in order to hear what was being discussed just then. -- Only one gloomy lamp burned, whose rays could not spread to the sides because blocked by the surrounding circle, so it could not illuminate the whole room, but only the area where the speaker in the meeting had his place, and that was hardly enough to read the document which was placed on the pulpit. So also, no light could penetrate through the windows of the church and betray that one might find a meeting therein, so completely was the room darkened throughout at the pillars of the aisles. From here Pietro il Sasso could see and hear everything that went on, but would not himself be noticed.

         "He is missing again today," said the speaker who stood behind the pulpit with the papers, "it will be necessary to watch him closely!"

         "Yes, he must give to the Association a new pledge of his loyalty," spoke someone outside of the circle, "or we must think about our safety!"

         "You are foolish." a third voice could be heard. "Who has given pledges as sure as he? Who has protected the Association from all of our great blows? Who has risked his life more often? Who has richer means to support us?"

         "That means little," began the first again, "for that reason he has the brightest position of all of us. He feasts as the richest and most distinguished, he lives like a count and prince, we have the work, and the privation" ---

         "And the lesser danger," remarked the other.

         "Pah! If we are discovered, our heads will fall as well as his! -- He feasts at our expense, I say. -- And thereby he hinders us in every small undertaking which is to our advantage!"

         "Yes, you and your kind, because he does not want to have our great purpose stained through your unworthy tricks!"

         "Unworthy -- what" started the first.

         "Quiet Anselmo, quiet Xaviero -- no blows in the meeting!" commanded the speaker in between them.

         "We must live," continued Anselmo defiantly, "who gives us anything? If Pietro does not begrudge us that, which we capture, he may have to worry about us, that we lead a life like his. Whose money do we steal? -- Those who are individual and small, against which we propose to turn our weapons. But with these Pietro would not be corrupted, -- he would trust you, I maintain, -- who knows what he undertakes, where our eyes and ears don't reach - -- -- "

         "Miserable slanderer!" a strong voice suddenly sounded and with his cloak thrown back Pietro stood in the middle of the circle of conspirators. "Because I would not tolerate your bandit's-tricks, your open highway robbery, you venture to attack me with slanders? If your eyes and ears do not reach to my actions, then mine reach to yours! I know you!" -- --

         Anselmo timidly stepped back. "What do you want from me? What do you have against me?" asked Pietro il Sasso now turned toward the Association. You harbor suspicion against me because I seldom visit your useless meetings? Useless I call them; but they are dangerous, because they will betray you! You want new pledges from me, when I have given you more through counsel and action than you all together have given me? You slander me, now in the moment where I have accomplished the most important service for you? Do you know that your Association to Portici would have been abolished if I had not prevented it? Do you know that today, here, in this hour, the entire armed force of the police together with the Swiss would have surrounded us, if I had not headed-off the denunciation and, with a false piece of news, led the spy on a false trail, so that earlier today half of the Swiss troops were turned off toward the Calabrian mountains?"

         "Yes, that is true." murmured some voices.

         "And what will they meet in Calabria?" continued Pietro il Sasso. "No-one! Or at most some of those unworthy highway robbers, such as always live in those mountains." -- --

         The mood in the meeting moved as favorably for Pietro as it had been earlier unfavorable.

         "And yet I become slandered, accused!" he continued; "oh I know the reason for it. I know who among you take on the great cause of the liberation of our Fatherland from unworthy influence, only as a pretext, in order to proceed as the Calabrese! I know that in the hiding-places of the mountains your accomplices have your booty! That they practice robbing and plundering with those commoners! -- But I want" and here, with a fearsome glance and raised voice, he took a step forward into the circle, "but I want to hold them accountable, so that you all should stiffen the marrow in the membership!"

         He stood like an imperious king among the crowd; everyone silent in uneasy tension. His eye, sparkling as that of a Lion, pierced those who had an evil conscience. Defiantly, carelessly he threw back his head and spoke: "That is what I came to say to you. Not in order to share in your bad counsel, (nor) to support your unfortunate steps. -- Now I must again go away. I invite you however for tomorrow evening to our inn. Not all of you, rather only the leaders. There are things going forward which threaten greater danger than has come before. Be [............] be complete to the place, to where we have to direct our strength in these next days; there you shall receive my orders and carry them out or I will throw the power with which you have clothed me before your feet, [and] leave you to your fate. -- That is [would be?] your ruin. I however know what I have further to do, for myself, and regarding the business which I overheard."

         With these words he proudly turned his back to the meeting and walked out of the church.


Chapter Eight

         The last lamps in the garden and Palace Monteleone were extinguished. The tired servants gave themselves to rest. Deep stillness and darkness ruled where shortly before the brilliant life of pleasure had moved loudly in these rooms. The night already began to flee before the morning whose robe gleamed-up over the sea in the first pale stripe of dawn. --

         Bianca's heart had been pounding the moment the deep quiet settled in, and with nervous attention she observed and followed every quiet noise which she could hear in the garden and palace. It had been a quarter-hour since the last foot-step had faded; since the last light-gleam died in the servants' rooms. Behind the dark shrubbery of the orange-trees, hydrangea and oleander which were transplanted in pots on her balcony, and whose wide-leafed umbrella was decorated with fragrant blossoms, she stood and peered into the garden below where in the bushes an impenetrable darkness ruled. Her ear had to be of more service than her eye in order to notice an approach. Now she could hear careful, muffled steps; she leaned over the parapet listening, her head completely hidden in dark greenery. There stepped a cloaked figure out of the deep shadows of the next bushes in the garden, and approached with careful steps. "Bianca," it whispered softly, but audibly through the deep holy quiet of the night.

         "Who approaches," she called down. --

         "You know who," whispered the voice back up. "If you are alone, dearest, and your scruples do not turn me away, I will be by you in a few moments."

         "For the sake of all that is sacred - if someone discovers us," breathed Bianca's voice.

         "Begrudge me only a few minutes, -- only a word" answered Sestoni softly, yet with an expression of the warmest pleading. He did not wait for her 'Yes'; it was enough that she did not say 'No.'

         To Bianca's mixed astonishment and fright, Sestoni was at the top in a few moments, using a rope which was fastened to the iron railing, Bianca knew not how, and which went down along a column toward the garden. "Forgive me, beloved" he said when he had reached the parapet, "I had [to make this] visit, which the happiness of my life determined, prepared for." --

         "Holy Mary, if we were discovered" -- -- cried Bianca softly and stepped backward, while he carefully swung himself over the railing and pushed through the blooming bushes.

         "No-one will discover us, Most-gracious [one], Sweetness," whispered Sestoni with the tenderest tone of love, while he took the hand of the shy one and pressed her lips, "forgive me only my audacity -- but it was [clear] to me there was no choice left to us. I had guessed your heart -- I had to prove it," he continued softly, "I was certain of you."

         Bianca felt touched as by a shiver of fear, through this certain, dominant manner of the man to whom she had consecrated her heart, the power he practiced over her, his superiority frightened her, but at the same time filled her with admiration and increased the degree and the sweetness of her love.

         Sestoni spoke so warmly, so ravishingly, so overwhelmingly, [yet] so mildly at the same time; his boldness was so firm, and moreover the extent to which he held her, so securely, that a few minutes sufficed to make Bianca's feminine, humble, love-enflamed heart his absolute property. Both gave themselves to the sweet intoxicating stream of blissful-love there; they swayed on the delightful lap of its waves. Lips to lips, heart to heart; they made here the oath which was to indissolvably bind them. -- Yet as the fateful word was escaping Bianca's lips, it frightened her, and [she] saw the abyss which opened before their feet. -- Sestoni consoled her with manly strength. "If you trust in me I shall be the only leader and protector of your life, -- if you do not sway between me and a father who never loved you, who half-disowned you: so will your trust be rewarded. I must step toward you with open truth. I am not the Marquis Sestoni. I am the free son of luck, of the determined deed. I feel the power of the world and control destiny, through my own arm, to win what chance has not thrown to me. It changes little if it were otherwise, if I could lay the name of Marquis in the scales. Your father would be nevertheless be our implacable enemy -- I know him better than you suspect! And I must be, and stay, his opponent" he added gloomily.

         "My father" she answered with a sigh, "I know it, -- -- yet my mother, my dear mother!" she added in a pained tone.

         "I would be a protection and a support for her especially, if I independently walk the road of life with you, and prepare a future for her which will keep her content and happy."

         "And my brother?" asked Bianca timidly.

         "I know him little, -- -- yet what I have heard of him left me hopeful that he would be more our friend than our opponent. In every case I would know to act so that he would have to respect me, if he does not also wish to love me. And would you in the extreme case sway between me and your brother?"

         Bianca fell against his heart. -- The morning dawned; its light could become light to the traitor. -- The lovers had to separate. The same place would be decided at the meeting the next night; in addition they arranged to look carefully for each other in a third circumstance, by the open visit of the house through the Marquis Sestoni! and no signal would [they] let go for one another to be lost. So they parted, in the moment of separation most devoutly united.. --

         A flower which on the bank of a dark, deep stream unfolds, must be expectant of threat and danger through its elevated undulation. So the love of Bianca and Sestoni. -- Already in the next night he announced to her that political circumstances forced him to separate from her for some time, to leave Naples. "This removal" he said mysteriously hinting, "will only be a by-way through which we will securely and quickly reach our destinations!" -

         Nevertheless Bianca stayed behind in dreadful fear, especially since Sestoni could not give the time of his returning. --

         That her marriage with Sir Edward Darlington could be carried-out in the meantime she did not have to worry, since that should take place after the English way with great, stiff, ceremony, in the presence of many relatives, and the difficulties that that entailed, put it out a wide period. Also the Lord and Lady had returned to Rome. -- Only already in the next days another circumstance entered which filled Bianca with the greatest fright. Her father announced, curtly, dryly, without preparation, imperiously as he looked after her and her mother, that she in the following days would embark on a great journey.

(Continuation follows)

"Egg Harbor Observer"

printed and distributed by L. Bullinger

Thursday, 7th April 1859.

Right and Truth will prevail.

         In the beginning of next month will take place the General Meeting of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association in which the vote for all offices will be held jointly.

Since almost every member more or less will be aware, that from certain sides nothing will be untried, to spoil and exploit this vote, as well as in order to obtain their own plans or seizures of offices, so it is now the time, that each shareholder, who with true interest is attached to their future homeland, who seeks to reach with his welfare also his comrades', this so important period considers well, in order to give no action his vote, which he would later deeply regret, -- that each one, before he makes his firm opinion, considers, that so many thousands, to whom such magnificently begun plans belong, will be affected thereby.

         We have all had opportunity enough to observe the progress of our settlement, which is really inviolable; we have further enough proofs, what circumspection, what business-knowledge, and what self-sacrifice it requires to manage such a plan, and [we] can from this easily come to a conclusion, that men, who to us so far and only to our benefit and advantage have managed and run the colony, that such leaders are also alone in their class, who manage so magnificent and extensive plan to [the] end [of] everyone's satisfaction.

         Concerning improvements of the plans and of the Constitution shall we should however just the same be considered and no opportunity can be walked past unused, improvements, from which one enjoyed safe experience, that they stand in the harmony of the great cause, and all those concerned should be beforehand properly tested and will consider only the progress of the colony as practical, which neither for Party nor for individual persons, aiming neither for self-interest nor for office-huntsmanship, rather should only be dedicated alone to the community-welfare.
         If we all from such a spirit are inspired, than can we look forward to the future and no struggle will be too hard for us, with perseverance and firm wills will we reach our destination, then right and truth will prevail.

Regular Meeting
of the
Directors of the Gloucester Farm-
and Town Association

in the
Excursion Hall,
the 4th April 1859.

         Present were the gentlemen: Dr. H. Schmöle, Dr. W. Schmöle, F. Clever, P. M. Wolsieffer and Prof. F. A. Rose. -- After opening of the session by Dr. W. Scmöle, the minutes were read out in German and English and accepted.
         After this the following committee reports were submitted:

Report of the Market Committee.

         The committee, to which was transferred for examination, and decision, the request of a number of citizens that the Market-House not be erected on Steuben Place, [but] rather in a more central part of the city-quarters, reports, hereby, that an almost equally numerous [amount of] counter-requests had been handed in to the city community-council from other citizens, [supporting the retaining of] the original plans, that the first Market-House be established on Steuben Place. This latter request rightly mentions that quite a few citizens have settled mainly therefore in the neighborhood of Steuben Place because they were well aware that the first Market-House should be built there. Considering this, it would be unjust to alter the plan now, especially since the densest population is in [the] nearby surroundings. Add to this the fact that the quick increase of construction in [a] short time will soon move each present chosen center, and that the comfort of the population will soon require several Market-places.

         Therefore it is the view of your committee that the first Market-House in accordance with the original plans, should be built on Steuben Place, but that, one will act completely in the future interests of the citizenry if one presently reserves, at several different appropriate locations of the city-grounds, half- or whole-blocks for construction of Market-Houses, in order not to come to embarrassment because of lack of places for Market-purposes in the future. To these purposes we propose that the following not-yet-sold whole or half-blocks be excluded from sale as building plots and reserved for future Market-places.
1. One half block on the northwest side of Liverpool Av., between Claudius and Diesterweg Streets.
2. The half block situated between the two aforementioned Streets on the southeast side of Havana Avenue.
3. The whole block between Follen and Göthe Streets and between Buffalo and Chicago Av.
4. The half block situated on the northwest side of Liverpool Av. between Itzstein and Kant Streets.
5. The half block situated between the two last-named Streets, on the southeast side of Havana Av.
6. The half block situated on the northwest side of Liverpool Av. between Pindar and Quantz Streets.
7. The half block situated between the two last-named Streets on the southeast side of Havana Street.
8. The whole block situated between Buffalo and Chicago Av. and between Schelling and Schiller Streets.
9. The half block situated on the northwest side of Liverpool Av. between Umbreit and Vogler Streets.
10. The half block situated between thee two last-named Streets on the southeast side of Havana Av.
11. The whole block between Buffalo and Chicago Av. and between Xenophon and Xylander Streets.
         Although not particularly committed to this business, so yet your committee made use of the opportunity provided, by the business which you assigned, to recommend these important matters to the special attention of the Directors.
H. Schmöle,
F. A. Röse,
F. Clever,

         This report became accepted with both points and at the same time more particularly decided, that the first-named two blocks, the one on the north side of Liverpool Av., between Claudius and Diesterweg Streets, the other situated between these two streets on the north side of Havana Av., appointed as for the first-of-all needed Market-places, shall be brought neither for sale nor for lottery.


Report on the Sale of the Association Houses.

In the course of this spring and summer should the following valuable buildings of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association be brought for sale, whereupon [those attracted to buy them] would be made attentive.

The terms of purchase will be very favorable for the buyers, and will only require relatively small deposits. -- For the outstanding capital such terms of several years can be given, so that the payments will fall lightly. -- As soon as the initial stipulated deposit is made, the buyers receive [a] good claim-free bill-of-sale, giving however mortgages for the outstanding sums.

The buildings are collectively, with small exceptions, made of brick-stones, and are so furnished, that the dwellings can serve comfortably for two or three families.

The sale will take place through auction over the course of the summer, whereupon then certain minimum-prices will become fixed, under which they can not become bargained down. -- In order, however, to give anyone who already wants to buy beforehand opportunity to acquire one or another of these properties, so shall to them will be permitted under the terms given further below.

The building plots on which the buildings stand will be sold, naturally, with the same other landed properties, however, are bound only with the buildings, by which the same are specifically stated in the description following below.

Description of the Buildings for Sale and of the grounds respectively belonging to the same, together with the Conditions for the respective Public or Special-sale of the same.

         1) The social/[community] hotel-building, named "Egg Harbor City Hotel", twenty room and large well-walled cellar-room included. The front consists of a of a three-story center-hall with two two-story wings, on Atlantic Av., through which the Philadelphia-Atlantic Railroad runs, and which lies directly opposite of the Post-road leading toward May's Landing and southern New Jersey. The rear extension consists of a one-story kitchen and a long two-story building of furnished sleeping-rooms. The two main floors of the front house are of brick-stone, the remaining parts of the hotel are made of wood-frame. To this hotel belongs a comfortable enclosed courtyard and an enclosed and well-cultivated garden, so that the whole grounds together with the building-plot takes in the front of Atlantic Avenue between London and Washington Avenues and a depth along Boston and Washington Avenues of 320 feet, thus amounts to more than a half block.

         The minimum-price for the sale in public auction will be fixed at $5500, and so at least $1500 must be paid in as first payment. The rest can [remain] several years on mortgage. If, however, bids are made beforehand, which shall not be under $6000, with a first payment of from $1000 to $2000, so can be concluded following the approval of the Directors of the sale.
         2) Two dwellings built next to one another built of brick-tile-stone, 2- 1/2 story high and roofed with roof-tile, situated on the northwest side of Liverpool Av., between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Streets. Each of these houses includes six rooms, a comfortable cellar and an added-on kitchen built of wood-frame. The building-plots on which they stand are fenced-in and each have a front of forty feet on the seventy foot-wide side-street. To each of these houses belongs a premium-garden next to the town twice the size of the building plots.

         The fixed minimum-price for each of these two houses with appurtenances in public auction is $800, with at least $250 as a first installment. Before-hand however, bids of at least $850, with a first installment from $200 to $250, will be considered and after the approval of the Directors accepted.

         3) Two dwellings built next to one another, similar to the previous, identically high and likewise covered with roof-tiles the, on the southeast side of Liverpool Av., situated between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Streets. The furnishing of the same is those similarly dwellings mentioned under No. 2. It lacks however the kitchen building. -- Each building plot is also fenced in and 40 feet in the front on the 70-foot wide Liverpool Avenue and 150 feet in depth or length up to a 30-foot wide side street. -- To each of the two houses belongs also a premium-garden next to the town twice the size of the building-plots.

         The fixed minimum-price for each of these two houses with appurtenances in public auction is $750 with a first installment of at least $250. -- Beforehand however bids of at least $800 with a first installment of $200 until $250 will be considered and on the approval of the Directors accepted.
         4) Two dwellings totally similar to those named under No. 3 on the northwest side of the 100-foot wide Philadelphia Av., situated between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Street, with equally large fenced building-plots and just the same size premium-gardens.

         The fixed minimum-price for each of these two houses with appurtenances in public auction is $780, with a first payment of at least $250. -- Beforehand however bids will be considered from at least $830, with a first installment of $200 to $250 and on the approval of the Directors accepted.

         5) Two dwellings just the same similarly built next to each other made of brick-tile-stone and covered with roof-tiles on the southeast side of Philadelphia Av., situated between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Streets. Each of these houses includes six rooms and a comfortable cellar. The building-plots, on which they stand, are fenced-in and have a front of forty feet on the 100-foot wide Philadelphia Av. and a length or depth of 150 feet up to a 30-foot wide side street in back.. -- To each of these houses belongs a premium-garden next to the town twice the size of the building-plots. The building-plots of the two houses are connected and include on the rear street a community Stall.

         These two houses along with appurtenances shall be sold together and the minimum-price for both together in public auction is on $1600 fixed, with $500 as first installment. Beforehand however, bids of at least $1700 with a first installment of $400 to $500 will be considered, and on the approval of the Directors accepted. However also appropriate bids for each individually of the two houses will be properly considered.
         6) Two dwellings built next to each other made of brick-tile-stone 2 1/2 floors high covered with roof-tiles, situated on the northwest side of Cincinnati Av., between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Str. on the public Place, opposite from which the Excursion-hall stands. Each of these houses includes six rooms and a comfortable cellar. The building-plots, on which these houses stand are fenced-in and have each a front of forty feet on the 70-foot wide Cincinnati Av. and a depth or length of 150 f. up to a 30-floor wide side-street in back. To each of these houses belongs a premium-garden next to the city twice the size of the building plots.

         The fixed minimum-price for each of the two houses with appurtenances in public auction is $780, with at least $250 as first installment. Before-hand however bids of at least $830, with a first installment of $200 to $250 will be considered and on approval of the Directors accepted.

         7) Ten dwellings situated on the southeast side of the main railroad, namely two on the northwest side of Cincinnati Av., two on the southeast side of Philadelphia Av., two on the northwest side of Philadelphia Av., two on the southeast side of Liverpool Av. and two on the northwest side of Liverpool Avenue, each two built together, 2 1/2 floors high and made of brick-tile-stone. -- Each of these houses has six rooms and a comfortable cellar. The building-plots on which they stand, have each a front of 40 feet on the corresponding avenue and a depth of 150 feet.

         The minimum-price for each of these houses in public auction is established at $550 with a first installment of at least $200. Beforehand however, bids will be considered of at least $600, with a first installment of at least $150 to $200 and on approval of the directors accepted.
         8) One forge and wagon-workshop built of brick-tile-stones, situated on the southeast side of London Av., between Atlantic Av. and Agassiz Street. The building-plots on which these solidly made buildings stand has a front of 80 feet on the 70-foot-wide London Av. and a depth or length of 150 feet up to a 30-foot wide side-street in the rear.

         9) A still unfinished building made of brick-tile-stones almost two stories high, with a width or front of 33 feet on London Av. and of a length or side-front on Agassiz Str. of 50 feet. The building is, with a roomy basement and with an arrangement for the furnishing of a steam-engine, prepared and suitable to various factory-purposes. The plot on which it stands, encompassing two ordinary building plots, has thus a front of 80 feet on the 70-foot wide London Av., and a depth of 150 feet along the 60 f. wide Agassiz Street up to a 30 f. wide side-street in the rear.

         The minimum-price to which these buildings with the indicated grounds, as is stands, in public auction will [be] limited, is $750, with a first installment of at least $200. Beforehand however, bids will be considered of at least $800 with a first installment of $150 to $200 and on approval of the Directors accepted.
         All buyers will be given a good, claim-free and guaranteed bill-of-sale, against which they have given for the [remaining] part of the purchase-price corresponding Bonds and Mortgages. The mentioned properties need no recommendation, in order to make good the very low down-payments and the liberal sale conditions. Since the quoted buildings were mostly constructed for important purposes of the Association, namely in order to serve the first settlers as temporary apartments, and since these purposes are fulfilled, so can the Association sell these properties cheaply, in order to pay off a share of their land-debt with the yields. -- The buyers receive at the same time the priviledges of our members in the enjoyment of low prices of our rail-road-course [tracks?].

         For further details one [can] write to the Secretary of the Association.

                                      On behalf of the directors,
P. M. Wolsiffer,
F. Clever,
H. Schmöle,
        After all points were properly gone through, the report was accepted and it was further that the Committee should continue.


Report of the Superintendent[s?]

         The Superintendent of Improvements, reported that the street construction and the planting of the streets in the upper parts of the city with shade trees, in accordance with the accepted plans continually progresses.

         The planting of lively hedges around the first outside [moved?] Farm-blocks with pallisade-fences progressed also.
         The [trampling?] damages to the started premium- and farm-houses, because of neglect on [the] side of the contractors, will presently be made good again according to the contract-terms. This requires on some jobs the pay-off of the damaged bricks. As unpleasant [as] this also is, so yet the plan of our Association requires [it of?], that all houses of this kind will be made good, as they for which on the same to [applicable?] sums [of the contract?] can be made. -- If the contractors fulfill their contract, then consideration of the inexpensiveness of the contract should balance to some degree the losses and require [us] to overlook some excusable errors, I would recommend this with pleasure. -- In order to cut off even the possibility of such troubles for future accidents, the houses yet-to-be-built should preferably be given-over to those contractors, who promptly fulfill their contracts and are ready to accept a greater number of such buildings at the same prices. -- I have already, through an earlier opportunity, represented it as very desirable, as far as, if the same fairness toward all members permits it, to lighten the needs of the first settlers of the farms according to the powers/abilities of the Association, and to this purpose the question is posed, whether one could not fence in Blocks for such farmers, where they in greater numbers settle themselves, in order to take up whole or half farm-blocks these so tackled. -- Although the Directors themselves have not regarded [it] as justified to deviate in any point from the distribution-plans of the Association because such could involve the Association in legal difficulties; so must I yet once more comeback to this subject from other aspects. It seems to me that we can keep the distribution plan and are yet enabled to support in some respects the first settlers of the farms.
         As far as, namely, it is obviously in the interests of all members to create [invigorate?] the settlement [from/in?] all [its?] parts as quickly as possible, the Association must also have the power, so far as to foster these community interests, if no single member thereby his rights will be diminished. I assume thus, that the better times, and hopefully better payments of the shareholders to us, will enable the improvement of the farms of the members following the provisions of the distribution-plans to be carried out much faster than this so far has been possible. Then it will be found, however, a fair number of members, who prefer to wait to make improvements to their farms until the other farms are built on. One such member has already announced.

         Now I would like to advise, that the means, which in the pursuit of the regular system of the distribution-plans in the stated way become free, on the farms which the first settlers would like to use, which admittedly stand far back perhaps in the sequence, but for which quick improvement would be decidedly beneficial to the interests of the Association.

         Since, however, such out of sequence of which proceed extensive improvements more or less remote farms, much more difficult and with greater cost with brick-tile-stone houses would be built, than with timbered houses, so would (I) such cases the construction of the latter up to the same cost-amounts, as [bridge/brick?]-houses, decidedly be recommended.
         Since, however, to proceed out of the established order with extensive improvements on more or less remote farms would be more difficult and more expensive, with brick, rather than with timber, I would decidedly recommend that for such cases the construction be done with the latter [timber] up to the same cost-amounts as brick(bridge?)-houses.
         In order to be completely safe in these matters, would like it to get into to be, to present the touched-upon points at the next General Meeting for decision.
Another point, of which consideration just at this time is of importance, and of which execution lies in the power of the Directors, exists in the following. -- Some of the present settlers on the farms do not have enough means, in order to provide themselves with the necessary seeds and plants, with which they can sow or plant their reclaimed land to advantage. Similarly, they lack the most suitable fertilizer. -- It would also [be] of decided advantage, not only for these members, rather also for the settlement as a whole, that those, who need help in the mentioned ways at the moment, were [we] to give out, as an advance, so much seed, plants and artificial fertilizer, as we can make available for these purposes. What we can do in this regard, we likewise should do.

         With respect to some of the Superintendents [remitting?] further improvements of streets, both on the land and in the town, [it] can at present merely be reported, that every care will be spent upon them, which is possible, in order to go about them as soon as the in-progress works [] as become completed, in order to be able to apply a part of our power there.

         With respect to the brick factories I must remark that it would be desirable, if they passed into private-hands. It would be best, to offer it out publicly for sale. Perhaps individuals of means, or small businesses would be found, who would be inclined, to run such businesses. -- It does not lie in the plan of our Association, to operate any businesses which private-undertakings can carry-out. The highest goal of our union of powers exists therein, to carry out what for individuals [is] not [a] possibility so and long and so far, until the private-powers of individuals are adequate to act, alone and independent. To this principle we have adhered up to now with all community businesses, and the same must serve us also further there to the proper level. Only should we with all the greatest care practice, in order not to fall into difficulties and embarrassments through hastiness.
         This report was accepted with the following determinations.

1. The point concerning the premium-houses, drafted in proper form, shall be presented to the General Meeting.
2. The Superintendent shall take over the execution of the distribution of seeds and plants to the Farmers on credit, and
3. The sale of the brick factories shall be referred to the committee on community buildings.

         The letters received from New York and Buffalo concerning modifications to the Constitution were handed over [to/by?] Dr. W. Schmöle for publication to the homesteads.

         Several requests were referred to the committees concerned.

         There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

(Sent in)


To the Philadelphia branch of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association in Philadelphia.

Buffalo, 12th March 1859.

         Enclosed we send to you 5 copies of Law-suggestions and mondifications.

         We ask you, to make all members on your plots acquainted with it, also your preparations for the next General Meeting to meet.

         You bind us well, if you immediately inform us of the results; meanwhile our brotherly-greeting.

On behalf of the Buffalo branch of the G. F and Town-Association.
Signed, Peter Minkler, Secr.
*                 *

Buffalo, 9th March 1859.

The Buffalo branch of the Gloucester Farm and City Association to all participants of the Gloucester Farm and City Association.


         In our mutual interest we choose this way, to bring the following to the general awareness in still enough time to induce you, if you share our views, to unite with us to effect, that at the next general meeting in May of this year to modify our constitution in some points, namely:

         1) In the approaching election of officials, it would be wished that at each place where an Agent of a branch of the G. L. u. Town Assoc. exists, would nominate a candidate out of the membership from among their midst, who shall run for one of the following official posts. It goes without saying, that the membership [of ?] each branch or Agent-location [shall/must?] choose men, who can be completely trusted and possess the required knowledge, in order to be able to hold each post. -- Our delegates and the present members eligible to vote will then elect the necessary twelve officers out of the nominated candidates through majority of votes in the general meeting.
The election shall be through paper-ballot rather than through voice-vote of "Yay" or "Nay."

         2) All offices officials shall live in Egg Harbor City for the duration of their term.

         3) The entire slate of official posts shall consist of twelve paid positions, namely:

         5 Directors:
                 1 President,
                 1 Secretary,
                 1 Treasurer,
                 1 Superintendent of Improvements, etc.,
                 1 Architect,
                 1 then: Assistant of the Secretary, etc.,
                 6 Administrative Counselors.

         4) All Offices shall be paid, and to be precise, each director shall receive $1000--, for the Superintendent, since his position demands, for the large extent of the settlement, horse and wagon, shall receive for that $300 extra, -- for the Assistant of the Secretary $500, -- and each Administrative Counselor $500 -- per year.

         5) Brick-yards, Association houses, Hotel and Association gardens etc., shall be sold on a suitable occasion.
         6) All further houses and fences to be established shall be carried out [as agreed?], in order to simplify administration.

         7) The treasury shall be moved from Philadelphia to Egg Harbor City and the treasurer shall be directed to make his payments in cash, not in "Due Bills" as has mostly been the case up to now.

         8) Henceforth, there shall be no fence-posts up to [xx?] Cent per piece, fence-rails up to 1- 1/2 Cent per piece and of other building wood sold, rather, these are to be used for the fencing-in of the farms, etc..

         9) There shall be no more travelling Commissioners. If the Directors, as an exception, find it best to attend single meetings, then qualified men should be chosen out of our midst and the same shall pay the expenses.

         10) The 6 percent premium, which was imposed upon the farmers of our association, who have built their houses and had fences made, shall be struck. (No-one will want to pay interest for a succession of years on his own money.) On the contrary, it can be seen that it is those farms which shall be at first fenced in and provided with houses, that will presently come into cultivation.
         Consider everything and keep the best!

                 On behalf of the Buffalo branch of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association.

                                 George Elsheimer, President.
                                 Peter Minkler, Secretary.


To the Buffalo Branch of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association.


         Your published circular and written request, concerning certain of your composed suggestions to the alteration of the Constitution of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association, have we taken under consideration and have come to the following conclusions to answer you:
         To 1. This suggestion concerns no modification of the Constitution. It seems to us, also very daring, to want to have from a distance Officers for the Association, to whom many thousands of people shall entrust their Weal and Woe. We know too well from experience how easily a settlement-association can be ruined and can not regard it as wholesome, the chance mixing-together of people from different places, who perhaps do not yet have a grasp of the high, difficult and responsible problems or our great and in many respects most important Association. This seems to us, as it were, a wild game to play with the highest interests or our membership, which to us can not be understood. Experience teaches too multi-laterally, how easily such superficial babblers can make in important meetings, especially if they speak right disgracefully and fool-hardy on matters of which they least understand. Such people easily succeed in securing for the moment the votes of those present, which they perhaps never would receive after years of trial.

         The persons who as Farm-share-holders of this Association banded-together and with their capital have bought the whole ground-territory, are alone responsible for the whole undertaking, are thus alone entitled to vote -- these persons have joined in the trust, on the well-known call, and the reliability and the responsibility of the founders of our Association and Settlement. In this trust are the least of all members in Philadelphia joined in this great and honorable undertaking. We regard it as very daring, [and] strange to entrust to unknown and unproven men the work, which through the talent, the energy, the business-knowledge, and perseverance, as well as also, through the acknowledged civic positions, of our leaders, has been created and carried out up to the present great and generally admirable development.
         To 2. Since Egg Harbor City is only a part of our social foundations and undertaking, so it seems to us to be a very peculiar imposition, for the farm-share-holders to demand, that they should themselves exclude, through their Constitution, the competent, from holding an office of the Association. Or shall the farmer, who is chosen for an office of the Association, be forced, to leave his farm and move into the city for about a year? --

         From this suggestion No. 2 it seems to come out clearly, that this desired modification to the Constitution does not come from farm-share-holders [themselves], and that those farm-share-holders who have advocated it, must not know that it would require their own disqualification.

         The city-share-holders in Philadelphia are content, that the city-affairs of Egg Harbor City, for which they are concerned alone [which is their only concern?], will be administered by the officers legally chosen annually by the citizens, namely the Mayor, Common Council and so forth of Egg Harbor City. They do not presume to direct the share-holders, how they should arrange their Association-concerns. And the farm-share-holders in Philadelphia can not double themselves, to exclude themselves from the eligibility for offices in their own Association.

         To 3. and 4. If our Association was managed in such a frivolous and extravagant manner, so would it be long since, that all such undertakings were consumed by the officers.

         To 5. and 6. These are current administrative measures which thus do not belong in the Constitution. They are, moreover, also already fixed through appropriate negotiations of the Directors.
         To 7. The office of the treasurer can only be moved with benefit and security when there is a bank because most of the transactions of the Association are done, of necessity, through banks. The payments of the treasurer, as far as is known, are made in cash, and have not occurred in “due Bills” at all. The statement that the payments had up to now been made mostly in “due Bills” must be based on a misunderstanding. We do not believe that a (single) man can be found in the settlement who has received from the treasurer a “due Bill” instead of payment. Everyone who settles accounts with the secretary receives for the amount of his balance a check for the treasurer and for each such check will be paid as soon as he will present (it). Likewise the businessman in Buffalo who with another businessman receives for his balance a check on a bank, in return for which he receives his cash as soon as he presents the check. -- Such Checks are not “due Bills.” Even if the treasury were already in Egg Harbor City so must the secretary himself issue Checks or cash-bills-of-exchange, because usually the treasurer would not know to whom he had to pay something. These Checks can be exchanged for cash in any store. -- They will be better regarded than banknotes because one considers the Association safer than any bank. -- As opposed to this a “due Bill” is only a bond, not a cash-bill-of-exchange or Check. -- We think it to the disadvantage of all members bringing (forth) matters, with statements based on ignorance and distortion, and to trumpet to the world out there that payments of our Association are made in “due Bills.” One could with equal right throw out that the shareholders, who make their monthly payments with banknotes, pay with “due Bills” instead of cash. Can one demand more of cash than that each Check or Money-Order will be paid out in cash?
         To 8. [It] is merely an administrative matter which, being to the purpose or not depends on circumstances. It would nonsense to bring such matters into the Constitution. Also we consider the suggestion inappropriate because it lies in the interests of the Association to knock down the prices on superfluous building materials for each settler resident in the city or on the farms, to really grant any assistance and community care, which can be done without disadvantage.

         To 9. This point seems to be based on complete ignorance of the duties of the traveling commissioners. We do not believe that any farm- or city-shareholders of our Association would exist in Buffalo if the traveling commissioners had not gone there to explain and promote the cause. The same can be said of all of the states west of Buffalo.

         Now, however, the Association is far from finished with their activities. Not only do they still have a number of farm-shares to sell, which admittedly, had already been sold, but have come back, but they still have over 12,000 city-shares to sell. As now the Buffaloers and others have not come for themselves in order to participate, so also are there still many thousands of Germans, who once they are better acquainted with our great cause, [and?] will arrange to participate, if a skillful and flexible traveling commissioner comes to them and presents in clear speech and a lively description of our enterprise.
         To 10. The 6 percent, which those farm shareholders, who get their houses and fences first, pay for so long a time, until also those remaining receive their houses and fences, are not premiums, as is falsely indicated, but they are simply legal interest, not on their own money, but on so much of the money of all the members, since it is used individually to the special advantage of the member for their house and fence-building. Since no member can claim a priviledge over other members, so it is according to all rules of law and of fairness that they for whom the communities money will be spent first continue to pay interest into the community fund until all of the others remaining have extracted equally a similar benefit from the fund. The farms are chosen and distributed under these conditions and it is not in the power of the Association to alter this. That one should guarantee to these first settlers every possible assistance has already been discussed repeatedly and we are also in agreement with it.

                  On behalf of the Philadelphia Branch
         Joseph Liebrand, Pres.
         Augustus Ehlert, Secr.
Charles Borm,
F. N. Zothe,
Val. Höfflinger,


The Investigation of the Sickles’ Murder

         The trial of the honorable Daniel Sickles began last Monday the 4th of April of this year in Washington, D. C.

We hear that the next issue of Frank Leslie’s “Illustrated Newspaper,” No. 86, will be adorned with a magnificent drawing of the courtroom going over two pages. The same will describe all of the scenes of the investigation. We are to be assured that the woodcut will be one of the most beautiful which has appeared in the “Illustrated Newspaper” and is made by the finest artists. The newspaper will, in addition, contain very many illustrations and excellent reading material.

         Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper” is available from all newspaper sellers.

         A fresh consignment of fruit-trees:
Mr. W. Darmstadt has obtained [in] the recent days a second, still greater shipment of excellent fruit-trees; no should neglect to provide themselves from it at the right time.
         To Farmers and Gardeners. – Try “Narigans Chemical Fertilizer for potatoes, corn, grain and all manner of vegetables. For further [details] see the advertisement.

         Aurora Saloon – The same was opened in the last week and has really exceeded all expectations. The tasteful décor gave to the [ ] lunch double spice. The Messrs. W. Doane & Co., owners of the saloon had on this occasion many of the better-known of the area, as well as, also, six members of an American Singing Society of Philadelphia on a visit.


Seed Shop


William Darmstadt,

Philadelphia Av., between Atlantic Av., and Agassiz Str
         The shop always has a large stock of the best and freshest vegetable, grain and flower seeds. Also fruit and shade trees as well as rose-, grape- and berry stock of the best quality.

Narigans Chemical Fertilizer

is prepared and ready for sale by

Charles Schurig,

Cincinnati Av., between Agassiz and Arago Streets, Egg Harbor City
The same will also at the same time give free instructions for use on request.


Due to modifications to my shop and in order to quickly clean-up, I am selling my stock of wares, consisting of Fancy Goods, Calicos, Whites, as well as yarns and woolen-ware, below cost, which I hereby bring to the attention of the honored public.
Babette Hoffman.

Temporary Announcement.

Daily Poster-Notice

         Due to popular demand of area citizens and businesspeople we will, from next Monday on, make available a daily Poster-notice in which all announcements of private or business-people to the estimated cheapest prices, recorded and which will be noticed daily in all public places.

         Furthermore, this will bring such daily events which need to be spread quickly and in every way to all residents, especially, however, to the competing business-people seeking to act profitably.

         Further details on this will be in the contents of the announcement.


Farms and City-lots.

         Some farms and city lots have been transferred to me to sell at very low prices and under reasonable payment terms.

         All those who wish to buy or trade can view the conditions of any of them in the book in my office. Likewise owners of farms or city lots who want to sell them will find through me a secure opportunity to manage the sale. Since I am thoroughly acquainted with the entire terrain of the Gloucester Farm and Town Association I can give every buyer the safest information on the location and condition of the different pieces of ground.
To this belong:

Farm No Series Paid Asked Lot in Block Cost Remainder Remarks
= 951 I. $200 $250 11 433 $150 6 Monthly ----------------
= 216 I. 254 246 3 607 125 7 & ½ Monthly ----------------
= 20? I. 115 125 ½ 4   427 80 $6 Monthly First Half of the Farm and Lot
= 1086 I. 300 700 8 519 350 4 Monthly with House and cultivated Land
= 1072 I. 300 400 9 519 200 4 Monthly ----------------
= 1085 I. 212 212 -- ----- 212 --------- ----------------
= 469 I. 237 237 -- ----- 118 6 Monthly ----------------
= 171 I. 150 150 -- ----- 75 7 & ½ Monthly ----------------
= 634 I. 203 203 -- ----- 203 --------- Very good Farm
= 1048 I. 170 170 -- ----- 170 --------- ----------------
= 989 I. 248 248 12 421 248 --------- ----------------
= 48 I. 235 227 1 189 227 --------- ----------------
Farm- 2 -- -- 175 -- 404 25 $3 Monthly ----------------
lease[?] 1 -- -- 150 -- 223 50 $3 Monthly ----------------
Lots 6 -- 120 100 -- 199 100 --------- very cheap.
City- 27.28 -- -- 500 -- 321 250 2 Monthly with house, stall, fence and so forth
Lots 27 -- -- 75 -- 202 75 ------- ----------------
= 11 -- -- 175 -- 205 175 ------- Beautifully cultivated
= 29 -- -- 78 -- 542 50 $2 ½ Monthly with Premium Garden
= 4 -- -- 600 -- 206 200 Yearly with house, kitchen, stall, well, etc.
Garden 9.10 -- -- 200 -- 2 100 2 Monthly Completely fenced and cultivated
General Remarks.

a) The numbers of the blocks are the new ones.

b) The premiums for farms and farm-share lots can be seen in the report of the Assessment and Distribution Commission and must be paid separately.

c) The garden-block numbers begin with Turner Park (no. 1) and count up to the Little Egg Harbor River (51 blocks), then on the northeast side fo the city from Wieland Street (Block 52), and counting up to the Camden and Atlantic Railroad. Singers Park is Block 95.
Christian Preiser, Geometer.

C. Broeder & H. Geltzer,




St. Louis, between Agassiz & Arago Street.

Significant Price Reduction.

Ship-contracts from Bremen or Hamburg to New York.
By Steamship with good dining in the between-decks
for persons over 8 years $39.
  =     =     under   8    =    19.50
By Sail-ship for persons over 10 years $28.
for persons under 10 years $24
     The tickets issued by G. Schmidt and Co. are valid for one year.
To arrange passage, one should write to
Christian Glenk, Agent.

Heinrich Welsch's

Guest-house of the White Swan,

No. 2052 Coates & 21st Str., Phil.

         The worthy guests can always expect the best drink and food, good beds and friendly hospitality for travelers and boarders.
     Dutch Herring, Anchovies, Limburger and Swiss Cheese always in stock.

Mrs. Babette Hoffmann,

Fancy Goods Store,

         Philadelphia Av., between Arago & Beethoven Str.,
recommends to the honored public her extensive warehouse of German felt shoes and felt boots -- French calicos in the newest patterns, whites, all sorts of thread and English needles, as well as a large choice of German yarn and woolen wares.

Lager Beer Saloon & Boarding-House


Frank Bierwirth,

St. Louis Av., between Bürger and Campe Street.
recommends himself to his friends and acquaintances as well as to the entire public to visit frequently under assurance of honest service with
excellent lager beer and good food.



         Philadelphia Av., Corner of Bürger Street, has always a choice of material for hats for each season in stock. Through tasteful work and moderate price she will seek to acquire the satisfaction of her honored customers.

Maria Kaufholz,

Licensed Midwife

Corner of St. Louis Av. & Beethoven Str.,

         offers her services to local women; those who give to her their trust can be assured that she will always observe, as per the midwife’s sworn oath, to fulfill her duty truly.





         Corner of Buffalo Av. and Beethoven Str.
Manufactures all sorts of boots and shoes and recommends his constant supply at the cheapest prices.

F. Sautter,

Agent of the American Mutual Fire and Marine
Insurance Co.
Agent. Policy-writer.

Christoph Pultz,

Philadelphia Av., between Atlantic Av. & Agassiz Str.


G. Schmidt & Comp.,

Chatham Bank, New York,

most commendable well-known Ocean Packets-Transport, money-, shipping- & Exchange business.

    1) Packets of all kinds, valuables and money will be transported weekly by post-steamer to several places in Germany, Switzerland and so forth, freely to address, compared to postal certificates and warranty. [Help!!]
     2) Currency exchanged immediately, issued in any amount, for more than 250 places in Europe.

     3) Passage-Tickets for the Bremer Post-Steamer to Europe; further ship-contracts, good for one year for the crossing from Bremen and Havre to New York on Steamers and Sailing ships.
         Further information will be given by the Agent
Christian Glenk, Philad. Avenue.

German Guesthouse


"Stadt Augsberg" of Leonhard Buck
No. 401 North Front Str., corner of Callowhill,

         Travellers find it the most comfortable, cheapest and friendliest place, and it is next to the North-Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, Baltimore and New York railroad depots and Steamship-landing.

Jos. Schinnen,


Chicago Av., between Agassiz & Arago Str.
         Manufactures all sorts of Boots and Shoes and undertakes repairs at the most honest prices.

August Seibt,


Cincinatti Av., between Agassiz & Arago Street,
         undertakes all manner of construction at the most acceptable prices under assurance of an honest and long-lasting job.

Window Shades.

         A large stock of Window Shades is always available and will be made to order in the shop of
V. Leichert
No. 437 Vierte Str., New York [damaged, possibly Newark]
Agent in Egg Harbor City Herr Louis Ertell.

August Meister,

Manufacturer and Seller of Cigars and Tobacco, in Large and Small [Quantities],
Corner of Bürger Str. and Philadelphia Avenue.

Building Material Shop


Julius Garnich,

South Atlantic Avenue between Liverpool & Philada. Av.,
         recommends his always available supply of calk, building stone, Plaster of Paris, Plaster-Hair, Cement, Plaster and Fence Lath and Fence-rails.

Henry Schumacher,

Agent of the

Egg Harbor Building and Loan Association,

Office, Egg Harbor City Hotel.

John Quick,

Housecarpenter and Furniture-maker,

Philadelphia Avenue, between Agassiz & Arago-Street.

Georg Sauerbrey,

Brick-layer and Plasterer

Corner of Cincinatti Avenue & Bürger-Street.
         Undertakes all [jobs] falling in his field of construction under assurance of prompt and inexpensive service.

William Jäckel,

Hair Dressing & Shaving Saloon

Philadelphia Av., between Atlantic & Agassiz Str.,
recommends himself for tooth extraction, vein-letting and cupping.

Wilhelm Kusche,

House carpenter,

Corner of St. Louis and Agassiz-Street,
         recommends himself especially for construction of tasteful and practical buildings, as he has always dedicated himself to the better building field.

Adam Stoffel,

Farrier and Carriage Shop,

Corner of Cincinnati & Beethoven-Street, recommends himself for orders and repairs of garden and agricultural tools.

Heinrich Neuhaus,

Restaurant and Bakery.

Corner of Philadelphia & Atlantic Av., next to the Rail Road Depot.


Sheet-Metal and
Liverpool Av. between


Oven Shop
Agassiz & Arago Str.,

         recommends his always-stocked store of parlor-, store- and cooking-ovens, [other] ovens, cooking-crockery as well as all tin-ware, and undertakes all metal-work to building as well as repairs to the above-mentioned articles.

Daniel Har,

Restaurant and Lager-Beer-Salon,

Corner of Philadelphia Av. and Agassiz Str.



Wilhelm Postoll,

Philadelphia Avenue.
         Recommends himself to the approval of all Egg Harbor City visiting strangers and promises the most honest and friendliest service.

August Heil,

Family-Grocery, Liquor and Feed,
Philadelphia Av., between Agassiz and Arago-Street.

Lager-beer Salon


Charles Lehmann,

Philadelphia Av., between Agassiz & Arago Str.

William Brill,


between Philadelphia Av., next to Arago Str.,
         recommends his large election of manufactured men’s clothing, as well as German cloth, summer- and winter-material.

Tobias Broeder,


         The undersigned recommends himself to the entire public for pleasant service in setting-up of construction, since he is practically skilled in these fields, which he can prove through certificates, and deals only with those businesses, in which he carries out his orders mostly himself or under his direct supervision, consequently, also, in his class, is to grant the cheapest prices. Drawings as well as other information can always be requested.

Tobias Broeder.

Guesthouse of John J. Fritschy,


Schweizer Halle,

Cincinatti Avenue, between Agassiz & Arago Str.
     The same undertakes piece-work for construction under promise of a high-quality execution and at acceptable prices.

Louis Ertell,


Liverpool Avenue, between Atlantic & Agassiz Str.
         At the same time, the undersigned makes known that his business has moved into a newly-built house, opposite of the earlier, and recommends further lively participation to his well-inclined customers up to now, as well as the visiting of the entire public.

M. Myers,

Philadelphia Av., between Atlantic Av. & Agassiz Str.,
         holds an exclusive choice of finished men’s clothing, children’s suits, hats, caps, boots, shoes, as well as ????-ware, woolen-wares, together with all fancy articles; [????] cigars and tobacco, -- everything at the cheapest prices.

     Customer’s-work and repairs will be carried out punctually at the lowest prices.

C. L. Kallenberg's Hotel,

No. 441 & 443 North Ninth Street, above Noble,

Dr. Eugene Schoening,

recommends his famous manufactured Swedish bitters.

North-east corner of 4th and Wharten Str., Philadelphia.



F. Baltz,

No. 457 North 3rd Str., Philadelphia,
recommends to his friends and acquaintances, as well as to the traveling public altogether his lager-beer salon and restaurant.
Meals in extensive selection, warm or cold at each time of day.

Henry Miller's Hotel,

No. 720 and 722 Vine Str.,
next door to the Gloucester Farm & Town-Association, Philadelphia.
The best wine, liquor and cigars always in stock. Meals at every time of day.

Wallpapers! Wallpapers!

We maintain constantly a Commission-Stock of pretty wallpaper and trim, which we sell at the cheapest city-prices. For the manufacture of the finest sundry- and gold-wallpapers, and so forth, are the necessary facilities assembled.

     The Store is found on Cincinnati Avenue & Agassiz Street.

To the pleasant purchase and order recommend themselves
Preiser & Hoh.

225 Dollars.

         For sale. -- For the above-mentioned price, half of the farm No. 1109. The land is good and has very beautiful high-woods, a part of that is cleared and on it stands a dwelling.

         Ask for further details at the farm itself or from Mr. Louis Ertell, Liverpool Av., Egg Harbor City.


Eating and Lager-Beer Saloon,

         Oysters in every Style. Fried, Stewed, Roasted,
or in the Shell. -- A. No. 1 Lager-Beer, choicest
Brands of Cigars always on hand. -- Don’t forget the "AURORA," corner Philadelphia and Atlantic Av.
     Free Lunch every day from 10 to 11 O'clock.
William H. Doane.
James McDonald.

New York Hotel


Louis Kühnle,

Restaurant, Wine- and Lager-beer-Salon,
Corner of Liverpool and Atlantic Avenue, vis a vis the Railroad Depot.


Art- and Handelsgärtnerei

of Kleiber & Gaupp.
         We establish this business in its full extent, for Egg Harbor City and the entire settlement, developing our farm No. 374 Leipzig Av., opposite Mrs. Schulz’s farm, and continue in the future permanent installation in Egg Harbor City, for the time being in the apartment of Ph. M. Kleiber, St. Louis Avenue above the Camden-Atlantic Railroad, a warehouse of all kinds of




in season, also sturdy




of all sorts, as well as different farm-work products, especially fruit- and wild-trees, ornamental plants, wine-stocks and berry-fruit of all kinds, modern and good, and will for everything hold the cheapest prices for quality wares.

         We take on everything art-gardenry adapted jobs in city-land together with which with such installations involving fences, pleasure-houses, shaded-walks, water-equipment and likewise, and ensure besides the most acceptable contracts, quickly, punctually and quality execution which after wish self manufactured plans.

We take in, in the full consciousness that our deliveries and works themselves will earn the trust of the honored public, all further recommendation. -- Since we want to live on the [obenbez.] the next farm, so will we especially announce the future location of our warehouse in one of the next papers. For the gentleman farmer’s environment also, we have on hand seeds, etc, on the farm No. 374.

Ph. H. Kleiber & D. Gaupp.



Seed Shop.

We, herewith, make known to the honored public that this year we have given every effort, to provide the best sorts of vegetable, flower and grain-seeds.
Since we have a Seed-shop in Germany, so can we therefore guarantee the best of seeds-pulled from there as also for the domestic. Also we all sorts of fruit-, shade-, and ornamental-trees, as well as roses and other plants in beautiful selection.
Tourny & Koempel,
No. 227 North 2nd Street, between
Race & Vine, Philadelphia.
     This seed-shop is situated next to the Vine-Street-Ferry.

German Seed-Shop


Heinrich A. Dreer,

No. 327 Chestnut Str., Philadelphia.
         Where the best and freshest vegetable, grain and flower-seeds are to be had. Namely is found there above-[ground?] cabbage and below-[ground?] rape cole of all sorts, early and late cabbage, crisped-cabbage, cauliflower, peas, beets, onions, white radishes, etc. Under the flower-seeds are all sorts of Erfurt stock, carnations, asters, etc. Further,, fruit and shade-trees of the best quality, as well as roses and grape-stocks, strawberries, etc.

         All seeds are packed in little packets and [stand?] each buyer catalogs with price-lists to service, where-in mainly the instructions for use are given exactly.

     At the same time I have always a large stock of agricultural and garden tool-selection.

         For Sale: Around the sale price, the farm No. 79, which is specially priced, because of the good location.

         Further details ask of Frank Bierwirth St. Louis Av: between Bürger & Campe Str.

    German and English

of Louis

                    Philadelphia Av.,
All in one
and French
desired Form
promptly and cheaply


Corner of Arago Str.
book printer offering
in German, English
Languages and in every
will tastefully,
be made, such as:

Handbills, Constitutions, Programs,
Ball-Tickets, Business-cards, Warrants,
Visiting-cards, Pamphlets, Invitations,

Circulars etc., etc.

         Since my book printing shop is equipped with the newest German & English types, decorations, etc., of the most suitable kind, so am I established in my field, everyone entrusts in me to provide work with the best equipment and at the cheapest prices, and [I] invite in order to encourage those inclined.
Louis Bullinger.

English & German

Printing Office



Philadelphia Av., corner Arago Street.

Pamphlets, Circulars, Cards, Showbills,
Billheads, Handbills, Constitutions,
Labels, Price-Currents &c. &c,

Carefully and promptly done at very reasonable terms.      Lewis Bullinger.

Departures and Arrivals

of the

Railroad Train

from 1. March of this year on.

Dep. from here to Camden Philada. Morn. 5:39
   =              =             =             =   Aft.       3:03
Departing from Camden to here Mornings 7:45
      =                =            =        Aft.                5:15
Arrival of train from Camden Mornings           9:58
    =               =           =        Evenings 8:24

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