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Bamber Company Bankrupt

The Cedar Crest Orchard and Produce Company, which owns several thousand acres at Cedar Crest, formally Bamber, Ocean County, is now in bankruptcy. The home office of the company in Bellville, Essex county. The large tract at Bamber was under the superintendence of E. W. Weimar. On this tract Weimar had set out something like 150,000 peach trees, more than half of which came in bearing last year. Storms at the time of ripening wiped out much of the crop. There are several thousand young trees not yet bearing. The Bamber tract was for years the property of the Hurry family and William Hurry made his home there a long time. It is on the Tuckerton railroad, south of Whitings, and aside from the railroad can only be reached by unimproved sand roads of the pines.
 
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HUNTER AIMS GUN AT GAME WARDEN

Forty Gunners In Wrangle Over Game License

Game Warden Charles C. Morton, of Mount Holly; Thomas Kelly, of Jersey City, and Frank Stemming, of Stanwood, Union County, had an exciting experience with a party of nearly 40 gunners at Shoal Branch below Chatsworth, on Monday afternoon, when the officers approached the men and asked to see their hunting licensees. These fact were made known yesterday after the wardens returned home. The party comprised mostly gunners from Chatsworth and vicinity, with a number of non-residents who had come to enjoy the four-day open season for deer in the Jersey pines.

It is said that some of the party did not take kindly to the demand of the wardens and hot words were soon exchanged, while hints at violence on the part of some of the party finally caused Warden Stemming to draw his revolver. No sooner had the officer done this than one of the gunners said to be a man from Deal, N.J., is alleged to have loaded his gun with buck-shot. He is accused of shoving the muzzle of his gun into Stemming's back, apparently with the intention of pulling the trigger. Before he could do so, however, one of the man's companions struck the muzzle upwards and the gun went off into the air. This hair-breath escape from a gruesome tragedy sobered everybody down considerably. Warden Morton later had to handle one of the gunners rather roughly for his belligerent attitude. The wardens examined the licenses produced by the members of the party. The authorities have the name of the man who is accused of attempting violence upon the warden and it is promised that he will be severely dealt with. Warden Morton said it is the first time he had ever met with resistance on the part of gunners when he had asked to show their licenses of for any other cause during his long experience.
 

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....."nearly 40 gunners at Shoal Branch below Chatsworth".

Funny, we all think "below" Chatsworth for a location such as that, but in an article today, it would be 'south' of Chatsworth.
 

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A seasonable Warning

William H. Schack of New York city, has sold his interest in a tract of 500 acres of land near Chatsworth on the Tuckerton Road between Duke's bridge and Three Bridges to the National Townsite Co. Another fake city lot scheme may be looked for.