This page is part of the 1890 Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, New Jersey. Please also see the following pages which continue the publication:
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Businesses
Part 3 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 4 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 5 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 6 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 7 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 8 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 9 – Businesses (Cont’d)
Part 10 – Conclusion
G. W. QUINN, BARBER
AMONG the best known tonsorial artists in this neighborhood may be mentioned Mr. G. W. Quinn. This talented and versatile gentleman has been here many years, coming in 1873. The business has since been most successful, as may be seen upon looking at the large array of cups and the neat little shop which he carries on. Two chairs are used, and the patient customers often have to wait for him to say those welcome words, “Your turn next, sir.”
Mr. Quinn is a native of this State. He is an active member of the Red Men and Seven Wise Men.
GARNS & CO., PHOTOGRAPHERS
206 FEDERAL STREET
THE Photograph Establishment of Garns & Co. is one of the leading art concerns in the county. It is situated at 206 Federal street, and is 16 x 75 feet in dimensions. All the appointments are in keeping with the character and style of the business, and embrace all the modern appliances of the art, and is complete in every department for the work that is to be done. The proprietor is a practical man of thirty years’ experience and gives his personal attention to the business, besides employing four accomplished ‘assistants. He has been in this building since February, 1889. The trade of this house is very large and is found among the best people who reside or visit in Camden.
Mr. Garns’ experience includes four years as photographer in the United States Navy and an acquaintance with the business in Philadelphia, acquired while acting as chief operator in several of the leading galleries. In these varied experiences he has made many friends and hosts of acquaintances and patrons, who prefer his work above all others.
A. B. C. SMITH, CIGARS
LOVERS of a good Cigar like to congregate where such an article can be obtained, and among the prominent places of that kind in this section may be mentioned that of Mr. Smith. The store is about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions, with a sitting room back.
A large and choice selection of Imported and Domestic Cigars can be obtained here, as well as a fine line of Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos, Cigarettes, Pipes and Smokers’ Articles.
Mr. Smith is a native of the City, and has always been prominent in looking towards the city’s best interests. He formerly held the position of police officer in this district.
D. H. GOMERSALL, GENERAL STORE
512 & 514 MARKET STREET
AMONG the largest and best known houses may be mentioned that of Mr. D. H. Gomersall. This gentleman established business here about six years ago, and to-day has one of the largest and handsomest stores in the city. The store is about 50 x 120 feet in dimensions and fitted in the best manner. A large and varied stock is carried.
All kinds of Men’s, Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Boots and Shoes are handled; Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Underwear, Millinery and Fancy Goods of all kinds and descriptions are handled extensively. Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises and Gent’s Furnishing Goods also form another large department. When running at full business, ten capable assistants are employed.
Mr. Gomersall is a native of Philadelphia, and has always been in this line and is a thoroughly, practical and industrious man. The store is one of the largest of the kind in the city.
214 MARKET STREET
AMONG the most prominent houses in this line may be mentioned that of Messrs. Kelly. These gentlemen purchased this business last fall from Mr. Jas. B. Wasielewski.
The store is about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions, and fitted in the best manner. Here may be found a choice selection of Imported and Domestic Fabrics for men’s wear. This store is a branch of their main business located at 142 and 144 North Ninth St., Philadelphia. All clothing is made at the Philadelphia store, where eighty capable and skilled work-people are constantly employed.
Mr. Kelly, Sr., and five sons are employed in the business, and it is one of the largest in Philadelphia.
MEARNS & SMALLWOOD, MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS
AMONG the well-known houses in this neighborhood none have become more popular than that of Messrs. Mearns & Smallwood. These gentlemen opened this establishment in January, 1888, and have met with great success. Their trade lies all over the city; fine retail and the drug store trade being made a specialty of.
The store is about 10 x 20 feet in dimensions and fitted in the most approved manner. The shop is located in the rear.
Among the many special brands put up by this firm are the “El Mundo,” Undine, Full Value, Dona Favorita and Key West Extra. The firm is many times unable to fill their orders, as these brands have become very popular and are in steady demand.
The capacity of the factory is about 15,000 per month. Four skillful workmen are employed.
J. B. Mearns is a native of New York city, and a salesman for the firm. Wm H. Smallwood is a cigarmaker by trade, and has charge of the factory.
THOS. A. IRWIN, MERCHANT TAILOR
316 MARKET STREET
ONE of the most prominent Tailors in his neighborhood is that courteous and genial gentleman, Mr. T. A. Irwin. This business was opened by himself, in 1890, and has met with the greatest success. Many of the best dressed men in town purchase their clothes from him. In his stock is always to be found the newest and most attractive novelties, both of imported and domestic manufacture. The work rooms are up stairs, and when running normally six skillful workmen are given constant employment.
Mr. Irwin is a native of Ireland, and has been an-esteemed and respected resident of the city for the past, fifteen years.
W. B. CLINE & BRO., CIGARS
FIFTH AND STEVENS STREETS
AMONG the many stores in Camden few are more favorably known than that of Messrs. W.B. Cline & Bro. The business was established under the same name about five years ago for the sale of Cigars, etc. Three years later they commenced to manufacture, and have one of the largest capacities in the city now.
The store proper is on the corner of 5th and Stevens streets, with a frontage of 25 feet on 5th street and a depth of over 100 feet on Stevens street. It is finished in the best manner and fitted very nicely.
Here may be found one of the choicest and varied stocks of Cigars in the city. All grades of Imported, Key West and Domestic manufacture being kept, as well as a. large stock of Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos and Smokers’ Articles
The factory is in the rear. Six skilled workmen are employed and the firm have the capacity to turn out about 30,000 Cigars a month.
Both members of the firm are natives of this State and have been prominent residents of the city for the past five years.
JOHN McCREA, CIGARS
THE store is about 20 x 20 feet in dimensions and A nicely fitted. A large stock of Cigars, Smoking, and Chewing Tobaccos, Cigarettes and Smokers’ Articles is handled. All the Weekly and Monthly Periodicals are sold.
He is a native of Wilmington, Del., but has become a well-known resident of this section.
212 MARKET STREET
AMONG the most widely known houses in this section may be mentioned that of Messrs. R. S. Bender & Son. This business was started about thirty-five years ago by Mr. Robert S. Bender, and his son was taken into the firm a short time ago.
The store is about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions. Here may be found a large and varied stock of Stationery, Blank Books and Fancy Goods. A large Bindery is attached, in which line a good business is done. Ten capable assistants are constantly employed.
The individual members of the firm are Robert S. Bender and R. I. Bender.
Mr. Robert S. Bender is at present Chief of the Fire Department. He was in the late war, and has always been a popular and well-known resident of the city.
B. F. BOULTON, SHOE FINDINGS
504 KAIGHN’S AVENUE
ONE of the oldest establishments in this line is that of Mr. Boulton, who may almost be called the pioneer in this line, he having been here for the past twelve years, and the only store in the section that is devoted exclusively to Shoe Findings.
The store occupied is about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions, and constantly well filled with a varied stock. Here all grades of Morocco, Calf and Oak feathers are to be found, as well as all the tools that are required for all the shoe trade.
In the odd moments some repairing is done by Mr. Boulton, in which line he is a practical and skilled workman.
Two capable and well-known assistants are employed.
Mr. Boulton is a native of the State, and has been an esteemed resident of the city for the past twenty-five years.
J. HOLLADAY, BAKER AND GROCER
506 FEDERAL STREET
IT is a pleasure to commend that which is commendable. The Bakery and Grocery Store owned and conducted by J. Holladay, with a corps of eight assistants and two delivery wagons, is one of the best and most reliable business houses in this city, with a large local trade and a patronage drawn from among the best people of Camden. This excellent establishment was founded by the present proprietor fourteen years ago, and has for the past seven years been carried on at 506 Federal street. The salesroom is 14×24 feet in dimensions, and is one of the best kept stores in the city. The work is Plain and Fancy Cakes and a splendid quality of Bread, and catering for balls, parties and picnics. The Grocery Department is devoted to fine family goods carefully selected for their fine quality.
Mr. Holladay was born in Salem County, and was originally a carpenter by occupation, but has now for many years been identified with his present business.
This gentleman was the first to introduce their Home Made Bread and Pies in Camden, which is prepared according to a special receipt and is of unusual excellence.
MRS. WILLIAM L. DUVAL, CIGAR AND NEWSDEALER
321 MARKET STREET
THIS business was established fifteen years ago by Mr. Duval, on whose decease in 1887, the present proprietress came into its possession.
A very large stock of Cigars, Tobacco and Smokers’ Supplies are constantly kept on hand, in addition to which a line of Periodicals, Stationary, etc., is also carried.
The proprietress, who is a native of Ireland, has been in this country for 25 years. She is an energetic, enterprising business lady, who richly merits the success she has attained in business.
GEORGE WAILES, SHOES
THE proprietor is a practical shoe manufacturer, having been foreman for the largest factory in Newark, N. J., for sixteen years. He established in Camden about seven years ago, in a store about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions, with a workroom in the rear, where all the shoes offered for sale are made.
Mr. Wailes has lived in various parts of the State for nearly half a century, and has hosts of friends in all sections of the Commonwealth.
He is a prominent member of the Odd Fellows, a member of the Grand Encampment, and also of the Grand Lodge, and Captain in the Patriarchs Militant, and Aide-de-camp to the Commander of the Department of New Jersey. He was one of the founders of Columbian Lodge, No. 117, of Newark, N. J., which is the largest lodge of the Odd Fellows in this State; was also connected with the first lodge founded by the “Daughters of Rebecca, over a quarter of a century ago, and still active in that branch of Odd Fellowship.
WILLIAM J. HAINES, OYSTERS
THIS gentleman established himself in business here about six years ago, and in a neatly fitted up Dining Room, 20 x 50 feet in dimensions, and with a capacity of seating about sixty persons. In the season Mr. Haines makes a specialty of his Oysters, which he serves to a number of families, as well as to the trade which he has coming to the store to get their lunches. In the summer season he has one of the largest Ice Cream businesses in the city, selling as much as a thousand quarts a week when the weather is favorable. This is sold not only to the consumer but at wholesale as well as retail. All this is manufactured on the premises on the rear. All kinds of Confectionery are also kept in constant stock.
Mr. Haines gives employment to eight assistants. He is a native of the State of New Jersey and is prominently connected with the Masons and Red Men.
A. J. VAN ZANT, GROCER
AMONG the best known houses in this line in this section may be mentioned that of Mr. A. J. Van Zant. This genial and courteous gentleman opened business here about four years ago. The store occupied is about 20 x 25 feet in dimensions. A large and complete line of Groceries, Soaps, Teas, Coffees, Spices, etc., as well as a large line of Glassware and Crockery.
Two capable assistants are employed.
Mr. Van Zant is a native of the State and has always been an active and industrious citizen. He is a prominent member of the American Legion of Honor.
ANTHONY’S CHINA HALL
BROADWAY AND KAIGHN’S AVENUE
ONE of the oldest and most favorably thought of houses in this neighborhood is Anthony’s China Hall, this business having been here many years, the present proprietor’s son, H. B. Anthony, having established the business in 1868, and the present proprietor took hold of it January 14th, 1878.
The store is about 20 x 80 feet in dimension. Two floors are used as show rooms. Here may be found one of the most complete stocks in the city. All kinds and descriptions of China and Glassware abound as well as a large Lamp Department, in which may be found all the newest and handsomest designs, as well as a full line of Lamp Fittings. A large House Furnishing Goods Department is also run, in which everything of the kind may be found.
Six capable and genial assistants are employed. The Store is fitted with electric lights and is one of the handsomest in this section.
Mr. Anthony is a native of Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., but has been a resident of the city thirty-five years.
T.L. BEAR, JEWELER
204 MARKET STREET
THIS gentleman purchased this business about twelve years ago from Mr. Hiess. The store is about 20 x 20 feet in dimensions, is fitted in the neatest and most commodious manner.
The stock consists of all kinds of Watches, Clocks, Rings, Silverware, and the many other things in this line. A special feature is made of Fine Repairing, which is executed in the best manner. Three capable assistants are always employed.
Mr. Bear has been a life-long resident of the city and has always been prominently known in the Jewelry-trade.
JOS. S. SHUSTER, MEATS & PROVISIONS
AMONG the most favorably known stores of this kind in this neighborhood may be mentioned that of Mr. Joseph S. Sinister. This gentleman purchased the business about three years ago from Mr. Mills, and has since had it under his own management.
The store is about 20 x 35 feet in dimensions and fitted in the best manner. A large refrigerator occupies one corner. A large stock of Meats, both Salt and Fresh, may be found here, as well as Canned Goods, Fresh Fruits and Provisions, in large variety. Two assistants are constantly employed.
Mr. Shuster is a native of Gibbstown, N. J., but has been an esteemed resident of the city for some time past.
A DOUBLE ESTABLISHMENT
Of the most attractive houses devoted to business in this city is that at 317 Federal street. Two distinct lines of business, both largely artistic in their character, are successfully carried on upon these premises. It is here that Mrs. Julia A. Turner fills all orders from a numerous clientage for her work as a preserver and embalmer of natural flowers and manufacturer of every description of human hair goods, and makes a specialty of funeral designs in-wax, and deals in picture frames, mirrors, etc. And here is the office of the Commercial Printing House.
Mrs. Turner is a Pennsylvanian by birth. She came here and started this business twelve years ago, and has occupied this stand about five years. The salesroom and office is 16 x 20 feet in size, and is as pretty as a picture.
The Commercial Printing House publishes Turner’s Base Ball Guide, Camden Street Car Guide, and does all kinds of commercial and specialty printing, for which work its appliances are complete. Eugene M. Turner, the proprietor, is by trade a practical printer. E. M. Turner, Sr., is an electrician by profession, and is prepared at all times to attend to repairing and adjusting electrical apparatus.
J. W. LIVINGSTONE, CIGARS AND CONFECTIONERY
571 FERRY AVENUE
AMONG the many houses in this section, none have become more favorably known than that of Mr. J. W. Livingstone. This gentleman succeeded his mother, who went out of business about three months ago.
The store is about 20 x 25 feet in dimensions. A full line of Confectionery is carried, as well as a large line of Cigars, Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos. Two capable and industrious assistants are employed in the business.
Mr. Livingstone has been an esteemed resident for many years.
J. HYERS, NOTIONS
THIS establishment is one of the largest and handsomest of its character in the city. The business here was opened by the present proprietor in 1887, they having formerly been located at Third and Chestnut streets.
The store occupied is about 25 x 35 feet in dimensions. Full lines of Dress Goods, Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery and Underwear may be found here, as well as all the smaller articles, such as Perfumery, Embroidery Materials and Fancy Goods.
A specialty is made of Dress Making, in which line this firm has become known as one of the first in the city; the finest kind of Dress and Muslin Underwear being turned out by this concern. Four capable and skilled assistants are employed constantly.
The proprietor is a native of Long Branch but has been here for the last fifteen years.
WILLIAM DONALDSON, TOBACCO, CIGARS AND FANCY GOODS
219 FEDERAL STREET
THE business partially described in the above caption, was established at its present location, No. 219 Federal street, by the proprietor, William Donaldson, in May, 1888. By fair and honorable methods the trade has been brought to a rather unusual degree of prosperity, and the place now commands a large and increasing patronage. The neat salesroom is 16 x 18 feet in dimensions, and has a fine stock of Tobacco, Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, Stationery, Base Ball Goods, Novels, Fancy Goods, etc., and employs one assistant.
Mr. Donaldson was born in New York City, and has had a varied experience in life. He was formerly captain and owner of four barges and handled railroad ties and general freight in Southern waters, for eight years—previously ran to Albany and Troy, N. Y., and eastern ports. In 1861 he enlisted in the regular army and served there three years.
L. W. FERNAN, MEATS AND PROVISIONS
407 KAIGHN’S AVENUE
PROBABLY there is no larger or better known dealer in his line than the genial Mr. Fernan. About eight years ago he established this business at 338 Kaighn’s avenue, and has increased at such a rate that he was forced to secure larger quarters, and he opened the present store, and later, the branch at 237 Kaighn’s avenue.
At both stores a full stock is kept of all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Fruits, Vegetables, Canned Goods, Butter, Eggs, etc.
Mr. Fernan gives employment to four capable and genial assistants, that are ever ready to look after his interests. The enormous business done makes it necessary for him to have a team that is going constantly.
Mr. Fernan is a native of Delaware, but has identified himself with the interests of Camden. He is very prominent in the various organizations to which he belongs, among others the Red Men, Mystic Chain, Fidelity Lodge, A. O. U. W., and many other social organizations.
MRS. S. BESSER, GROCER
665 FERRY AVENUE
ONE of the most prominent stores in this neighborhood is that of Mrs. S. Besser. This estimable lady purchased the business from Mr. Harman about a year ago, and has since met with much success.
The store occupied is about 20×25 feet in dimensions. A large stock of Groceries is carried— all kinds of Teas, Coffees, Sugars, Spices and Canned Goods being kept. A small stock of Confectionery is also handled for the little ones. A good business is done in the Coal and Wood line.
Mrs. Besser is a native of Mt. Ephraim. She has been a much-liked resident of this section for some time.
MRS. FULTS, DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
One of the oldest stores in this neighborhood is that of Mrs. Fults. This lady opened the store about a quarter of a century ago and has met with such success that an enlargement was found necessary about fourteen years ago.
The store is about 20 x 25 feet dimensions and fitted in the best manner. Here may be found a large and varied stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Underwear, White Goods, Furnishing Goods, Small and Fancy Wares, in fact everything that can possibly come in this line. Two capable assistants are kept busy.
Mrs. Fults is a native of Salem, N. J., but has been a resident of the city for over thirty-seven years, having always resided in this house since the time it was built.
A Dressmaking Department is under the supervision, of Mrs. Mary M. Livingstone.
When the family moved here there were only nine houses this side of Kaighn’s Avenue, and Mrs. Fults recollects cornfields and the corn stumps being dug out for the cellar. She is still an active lady and has many long years of life before her.
I.V. ROBINSON, CIGARS
403 KAIGHN’S AVENUE.
No establishment in this section of the city has a larger and better selected stock of Cigars than this one. All the popular brands are kept. All Imported Key West and Domestic Cigars that have any merit about them are obtained and offered for sale.
The business was established by the present proprietor last August. The store proper is about 20 x 35 feet in dimensions.
All kinds of Smokers’ Articles are kept. Mr. Robinson is also employed with Ferris Bros, in the Shoe Manufacturing business. He is an active member of the Red Men, Odd Fellows, Golden Eagle and many other organizations.
DR. E.B. GOODWIN, DRUGGIST
FIFTH AND CLINTON STREETS.
The present proprietor purchased the interest of J. L. Lane, M.D., about a year ago.
The store occupied is 25 x 70 feet. A full stock of all the freshest Drugs, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Soaps, Fancy Toilet Articles, etc., are always kept in stock. A specialty is made of carefully filling physicians’ prescriptions. A large and handsome Soda Water Fountain is kept constantly busy in the Summer time. Dr. Goodwin makes a big point in his Cigar stand. All the best brands of Imported and Key West Cigars are kept. Two capable assistants are employed.
Dr. Goodwin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a registered Pharmacist in New Jersey. He is a native of Delaware.
D. T. STACKHOUSE, GROCER
Among the best known stores in this section may be mentioned that of Mr. D.T. Stackhouse. This gentleman established himself here about six years ago and has met with much success. The store occupied is about 20×30 feet in dimensions and fitted in the best manner.
Here may be found a large and varied stock of Teas, Coffees, Spices, Flour, Canned Goods, and the many other things in this line. Fresh and Salt Meats are also handled extensively. Fresh Fruits, Provisions, Butter and Eggs are also carried. Three capable assistants are constantly employed.
Mr. Stackhouse is a native of the Keystone State, .but has been a highly respected resident of the city for some years past, having been in business at Front and Elm for twenty-five years prior to his buying his present place.
L. W. FROME & CO., FRUITS AND NUTS
308 Federal Street
The business which now comes under consideration is that established about seven years ago at No. 308 Federal street, and has been conducted to its present handsome proportions by Messrs. L.W. Frome & Co., two of Camden’s many enterprising men, who have earned the unusual success that has marked their progress, by dint of intelligent industry and a judicious; utilization of opportunities.
Their salesroom has a frontage of 16 feet by a depth of 60 feet, and for storage purposes they occupy a cellar at the corner of Third and Federal streets. Four assistants are employed, and two teams are constantly required in the handling of goods. The stock consists of Foreign and Domestic Fruits and Nuts — of the former a specialty is made of White Grapes.
Their trade is in the city and suburbs.
The individual members of the firm are L.W. Frome and Elmer E. Long. Mr. Frome is a native of Warren county, and was engaged in the same business at Lambertville before coming here. Mr. Long was born at Clayton, and prior to entering this business was a clerk in a dry goods house in Camden.
They have a most desirable wholesale and retail trade. Telephone call, 298.
A. V. JACKSON, DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
333 FEDERAL STREET.
MISS A.V. JACKSON, who conducts a very nice and exceedingly popular Dry Goods and Notion store at No. 333 Federal street, is a native of New Jersey, and was never in business until 1885, when she established herself here. With a good stock, in complete assortment, a well arranged, neat and attractive store, and the proprietress with three obliging and affable assistants to serve the numerous patrons who have learned the advantages that result from such bestowal of their patronage, there is little room for misgivings as to its continued prosperity.
W. T. MAC DANNELL, MEATS AND PROVISIONS
628 N. FRONT STREET
There are perhaps few better or more favorably known establishments in the northern section of the city than that of Mr. Mac Dannell. The business was established by himself about eight years ago at the present place which it now occupies.
The building is about 25 x 70 feet in dimensions and fitted up in the most commodious style possible. Full lines of Fresh and Salt Meats are constantly kept on hand, always on ice.
All kinds of Fruits, Vegetables and Provisions, Butter and Eggs are also for sale. A special department is made of the Canned Goods, in which line this establishment excel, keeping all kinds of the best and most liked varieties of Tomatoes, ‘Corn, Peas, and everything that is canned. The business when running requires the assistance of three men that are capable and efficient.
M r. Mac Dannell is a native of the Keystone State, but has been a prominent and industrious citizen of Camden for the past ten years.
A. RABEAU, CIGARS
2ND AND BRIDGE STS.
This is one of the stores in which lovers of that subtle weed delight to congregate, as they are always sure of a good article, Mr. Rabeau has been the proprietor of the store for the past ten years and has paid careful attention to the tastes of smokers, and carries in stock everything to please the most fastidious.
The store occupied is about 25 x 35 feet in dimensions and fitted in the most commodious and handsome manner. All of the most popular brands of Key West and Domestic Cigars are always carried on hand. All of the many kinds of Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos are carried, as well as a full line of Smokers Articles, such as Cigar and Cigarette Holders, Pipes, Match Safes, etc. Two capable and genial assistants are employed.
Mr. Rabeau is a native of Bordentown, but has been a prominent and respected resident of the city for the past thirty-eight years. He is identified with the Red Men, Odd Fellows and Pennsylvania Railroad Relief Association of this city.
WILLIAM T. DOUGHTY, CIGARS
Possibly there is not a better known store in this 1 section than that of William T. Doughty. This gentleman opened business here about twenty-nine years ago. The store proper is about 20 x 20 feet in dimensions and fitted in the best manner. Here may be obtained a large and varied stock of Imported and Domestic Cigars, as well as a full line of Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos and Smokers Articles.
Mr. Doughty is a native of Lumberton, N. J., but he has been a prominent resident for some time. He is an active member of the Odd Fellows, Trinity Mechanics, American Mechanics and the Red Men.
The store is under the personal supervision of Mrs. Doughty, who looks after it in a satisfactory manner as an enterprising business woman.
MILLIETTE PRINTING ROOMS
117 N. FRONT STREET
Among the well-known houses in this line none have been more successful than Mr. Alexander J. Milliette. This business has been established since 1874, and in 1880 Mr. Milliette took the whole thing.
Two floors are used, each 40×80 feet in dimension. They are fitted with the best machinery, 8 steam presses being used. Specialties are made of color work and fine job printing. A large jobbing business is done. Thirteen assistants are constantly employed.
Mr. Milliette is a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., but removed to Camden twenty years ago. He is an ex-Councilman. Prior to removing here Mr. Milliette was a resident of Philadelphia for about fifteen years.
VOLNEY G. BENNETT, LUMBER
SECOND AND CHERRY STREETS
The situation of Camden, with its great receiving and shipping facilities, makes it a most desirable point for the location of large lumber yards. Among the best known in the Southern section of the city may be mentioned that of Mr. Volney G. Bennett, a gentleman of vast experience in this line, having been in this line of trade all his business life.
This enterprise had its inception in 1876. The premises occupied are 222×360 feet in dimensions, extending from Front to Second streets and from Cherry to Spruce streets. About one-half of the yard is covered with shedding for the storage of the finer grades. An enormous stock is carried at all times of all kinds of Building Lumber, such as White and Yellow Pine, Hemlock, Spruce, etc.
Mr. Bennett enjoys the closest relations with the dealers and manufacturers in the West and South and is thus enabled to handle stuff at the lowest figures.
Mr. Bennett is also the proprietor of Hall’s Sheathing Lath. This is a great improvement over the ordinary kind. It consists of pieces of lumber having a series of dovetailed parallel grooves running lengthwise. This is nailed on in the same manner as other laths, only it is ready to receive the plaster. It is especially adapted for ceilings under floors where great strength is required and for city buildings where cornices and center pieces are to be added.
The business gives employment to about ten men and four teams are required for local delivery.
Mr. Bennett is a native of Pike County, Pa., where he learned the entire art of cutting and manufacturing lumber. He came to this city in 1859, and has been engaged in this line since his arrival. He has always been prominent in all things tending toward the city’s welfare. He is an active officer in several building associations.
FREDERICK YOUNG, CIGARS
96 FEDERAL STREET
The art of handling Tobacco in such a manner as to make the best of it — to preserve the original flavor and manufacture Cigars so that they “smoke” evenly and freely, has been the aim of enterprising men engaged in the business for many years, and the results of these efforts are most satisfactory. The triumphs of American ingenuity and industry are to be seen in the goods that are to be found in the stores at five cents and ten cents.
Frederick Young, of 96 Federal street, makes a specialty of Master-work, Puffs, Opera, and other fine brands — favorites with the public — and all made in his own factory, by himself and three assistants. He also does a large trade in Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos of the best manufactures, and Smokers’ Goods generally.
His salesroom is 18×22 feet in dimensions, and was opened by him two years ago. The trade is chiefly local and in the State.
Mr. Young was born in Pennsylvania, and was formerly employed as a journeyman in the same business.
J. M. BENTLEY, STATIONERY AND PRINTING
414 KAIGHN’S AVENUE
Among the prominent houses in this line may be mentioned that of Mr. J. M. Bentley. The printing business was established about five years ago and about six months ago the Stationery and Newspapers were added.
The store occupied is about 20 feet square with the printing rooms in the rear. All kinds of Stationery, Blank Books and Fancy Articles are kept, as well as all the Daily and Weekly Newspapers and Periodicals. All kinds of Job Printing is done, a large press being used. Two capable assistants are constantly employed.
Mr. Bentley is a native of Philadelphia and has been identified with the best interests of the city for some time.
J. FRANK DORMAN, VARIETIES
437 AND 439 KAIGHN’S AVENUE.
This line of business well conducted makes an attractive establishment for the ordinary housewife to deal with. Here she can obtain anything that-she wants for very little money, the maximum cost, of any article in the whole stock being the munificent sum of one dime, while many articles can be obtained for just one-half.
The present owner bought out Mr. P. Williams, eight years ago, and in the year past has made many additions to the large stock. The store occupied is 40 feet front on Kaighn’s avenue and 100 deep. All varieties of China, Glass and Wood Ware are to be found all sorts of Pots, Kettles and Pans, as well as various kinds of Novelties, which are both useful and ornamental.
Mr. Dorman also has the Government Agency for the sale of Stamps, Postal Cards and Stamped Envelopes.
Mr. Dorman is a member of the esteemed Order of Red Men, and various other organizations of the same character.
ELLEN McCANN, CIGARS & CONFECTIONERY
Among the main houses opened in the past year, few have gained as enviable reputation as that of Mrs. McCann. This estimable lady opened business here about six months ago.
The store is about 20×30 feet in dimensions and fitted in the best manner. Here may be found a very choice selection of Fine Cigars, Smoking and Chewing Tobaccos, Cigarettes, Pipes, etc. A large line of Confectionery is also carried.
Mrs. McCann is a native of Scotland, but has been a well-known resident of our city for more than a score-of years.
D. B. GREEN, WALL PAPERS
FIFTH AND BENSON STREETS
One of the oldest and most favorably known houses in this line is the establishment of Mr. D. B. Green, at the N. E. corner of Fifth and Benson streets. The business was launched upon its successful career about twelve years ago. The building is a corner one and has a frontage of 30 feet on Benson street and a depth on Fifth street of more than 35 feet.
Anything that can be done with wall paper this concern is able to do, from the finest to the cheapest.
Many of the finest houses in the city are examples of the beautiful and tasteful work turned out.
As well as the Wall Papers a full stock of designs in Window Shades are kept. Special sizes are made to order. An Oil Cloth Department is one of the successful branches of the business, in which all kinds are kept from the thin table oil cloth to the heavier grades of No. 1 Elon cloths. When running at fair capacity about nine skilled decorators are employed and one team.
Mr. Green has been a life-long resident of the city and is quite active in the M. E. Church, being a local deacon.
W. S. THOMPSON, LIVERY AND SALE STABLE
209 KAIGHN’S AVENUE
This stable was opened last year. The building is fitted with all the best sanitary appliances, special attention being paid to light, heat and ventilation.
A fine Drug Store is also under the supervision of Mr. Thompson, who is a practical pharmacist, having passed the State Board of Examiners. This store has been running for the past nine years and all kinds of the freshest Drugs, Perfumery, Soaps and Fancy Toilet Articles are kept.
Mr. Thompson is a native of the city and has always been a prominent citizen.