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  • Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 2, 1869 A bill has been introduced into the New Jersey Legislature authorizing the establishment of a fund for the relief of indigent and disabled firemen in Camden, and their families, if in necessitous circumstances. The following gentlemen are named in the bill as trustees: Samuel Hufty, Robert S. Bender, Jacob…

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  • Political Organization

    Political Organization

    Philadelphia Public Ledger – March 31, 1870 Political Organization.—The Republicans of Camden have organized a Ward Association for South Ward, adopted a Constitution and By-laws, and elected the following gentlemen as officers:—President, J. Kelley Brown; Vice Presidents—James H. Townsend, Samuel M. Gaul, William Wiatt, John Stevens; Recording Secretary, Charles P. Capewell; Corresponding Secretary, J. H.…

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  • Conspiracy

    Conspiracy

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 9, 1871 Sheriff Morgan, of Camden county, has had William Abels, Frank Jones and John Mauderfield, arrested on the charge of conspiracy. They are members of the Camden Paid Fire Department, Mr. Abels being Chief Engineer. From evidence at the hearing before Justice Cassaday on Friday, it appears that the glass…

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  • The New Police Force

    The New Police Force

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 19, 1871 On Thursday, the newly-appointed police force of Camden will receive their stars and uniforms, and enter upon the discharge of their duties. The following is the corrected list of officers: Officers:

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  • Paid Fire Department

    Paid Fire Department

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 17, 1871 At a recent meeting of the commissioners of the Paid Fire Department a resolution was passed declaring that, after the 8th of September next the places of such extra men whose business requires them to be in Philadelphia during the day, to be vacant, and shall be filled with…

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 21, 1874 POLICE APPOINTMENTS – ARRESTS AND COMMITMENTS—CAMDEN AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD … Last evening the annual missionary sermon of the New Jersey Conference was preached in the Third Street M. F. Church, on the occasion of the Missionary Society’s anniversary. Hon, John H. Jones, mayor of Camden, has appointed the following…

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  • Camden Home for Friendless Children Fund

    Camden Home for Friendless Children Fund

    Camden Democrat – July 18,1874 The Camden Home for Friendless Children—The committee on collections for the Building Fund, have great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of the following contributions: Wm. Groves, $50; sundries, by Wm. Curtiss, $20.15; Adams Express Co. by Thomas Fitzgerald, $20; B. F. Davis, $10; F. Bourquin, $10; Thos Fitzgerald, $5; Rufus…

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  • Charles Hall Released

    Charles Hall Released

    Jersey Journal – March 6, 1876 Charles Hall, a noted desperado of Camden, was released from the State Penitentiary two weeks ago, after serving a twelve months’ imprisonment. On Thursday he got drunk and violently assaulted his brother, beating him in a brutal manner. Later he cruelly beat an old man named Levi North. Afterward…

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  • Cooper Hospital – 1876-11-01

    Cooper Hospital – 1876-11-01

    The approaches to this grand monument of the beneficence of the Coopers have been paved and placed in good condition. Indeed, a citizen returning after prolonged absence would scarcely recognize in the broad plateau containing the city hall and hospital the once open waste which marked the locality where they stand.

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  • The Same Police

    The Same Police

    Camden Post – November 4, 1876 This morning Mayor Morgan reappointed the old force. They are as follows: After the officers were sworn in the Mayor made a pleasing talk to them as to their duties while he is in office. He instructed them that he should require efficient service, close attention to duty and…

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 2, 1877 IMPROVING Navigation. – The Camden and Atlantic Railroad Company are negotiating for the construction of a canal through the sandbar in the Delaware opposite Cooper’s Point, for the better navigation of thelr ferry boats. The channel is to be from fifty to seventy-five feet in width, eight feet deep…

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 16, 1878 Camden City Council – The annual meeting of Camden City Council was held last evening for the purpose of organizing for the years 1878-9. The votes for city and ward officers were read. The result was the same as the figures published yesterday indicated. The members-elect were then qualified…

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  • Tape Worm Removed Alive, Head and All

    Tape Worm Removed Alive, Head and All

    Camden Courier-Post – September 27th, 1879 Tape Worm Removed Alive, Head and All with two doses of Mrs. Dr. Fearn’s Herb Medicine. This is to certify that I was troubled over three years with a tap worm, and was recommended to Mrs. Fearn for a cure; she gave me two doses of Herb Medicine, two…

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  • Foul Play

    Foul Play

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 13, 1879 Arrest of Sailors on Suspicion of Killing their Officers Baltimore, Dec. 12—Abraham Anneta, a West India negro, and Francis Adams, a Manilla man, sailors, were arrested this afternoon by Deputy United States Marshal Hamilton on warrants issued by United States Commissioner Rogers on charge of murder on the high…

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  • Murder at Sea

    Murder at Sea

    New Haven Register – December 15, 1879 Captain Swain of the Schooner M & A Henderson, Killed by his Crew. Baltimore, Dec. 13.—The Bulletin says that Abraham Annetta and Francis Adams, arrested by a United States deputy marshal, charged with the murder of Captain Swain, of Philadelphia, Chief Mate Prentiss and Second Mate Hess, of…

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  • The Kittyhawk Mystery

    The Kittyhawk Mystery

    Baltimore Sun – January 8, 1880 The Kittyhawk Mystery—Commissioner Rogers yesterday held and examination in the case of the three Manilla seamen of the wrecked schooner M & E Henderson, with a cargo of phosphate from Bull river, bound to Baltimore. The men have been held in jail in Baltimore some weeks pending the clearing…

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 1880 Camden City Council – An adjourned meeting of Camden City Council was held yesterday afternoon at half past four o’clock for the purpose of acting on and disposing of miscellaneous business, President Abels in the chair. On roll call nineteen members answered to their names. Deborah Clark presented a…

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  • Executive Committee

    Executive Committee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 7, 1880 Executive Committee.—The following gentlemen have been selected the Republican Executive Committee of Camden county: First Ward, David Baird; Second, J. W. Morgan; Third, Edward Delacroix; Fourth, Chase A. Randall; Fifth, Christopher J. Morris, Jr; Sixth, Alex Milliette; Seventh, James Worrell; Eighth, Gabriel Johnson; Delaware township, Wm. Coles; Haddon, A.…

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  • Skated from Camden to Trenton

    Skated from Camden to Trenton

    Camden Post – January 29, 1881 HUMPHREYS. – George W. Humphreys, skated on Saturday from the mouth of Cooper’s Creek, Camden, to the Delaware bridge at Trenton, a distance of between 38 and 40 miles, in 3 hours and 40 minutes, beating the best time ever made on the Delaware—which was 4 hours—on February 19,…

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 12, 1882 Found Dead Yesterday morning Mrs. Michael Delaney, residing at No 315 Mechanic street, Camden, was found dead in an out-house. There were bruises on her face, which indicate that she might have been beaten. In consequence, her husband, Michael, was taken into custody and committed to the city jail…

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  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 16, 1884 In St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Camden, the following officers were elected: Wardens—Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Vestrymen—Maurice Browning, William E. Lafferty, Samuel H. Grey, Edward R. Shubrick, Jesse W. Starr, Joseph Fearon, William J. Sewell, H. Genet Taylor, James H. Carpenter, Henry C. Alexander, Robert F. S. Heath, Wilson…

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  • Camden County Republican Executive Committee

    Camden County Republican Executive Committee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 6, 1884 The Camden County Republican Executive Committee held a meeting at No. 210 Market street on Saturday. Chairman Charles A. Butts announced the following standing committees: Finance—Messrs, Stafford, Horner, and Boker. Printing—Bonsall, Blowe and Campbell. Campaign—Wagner, McKinley and Baird. Naturalization—Young, Stockton and Peters. William T. Sloan and Frank Green were…

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  • Postal Inspector Hurt

    Postal Inspector Hurt

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 14, 1885 Agent Barrett’s Assistant Suffering from Mysterious Wounds Post Office Agent Barrett was alarmed on Saturday by receiving a telegram requesting him to meet at the depot Postal Inspector. William Abels, then on his way from Reading, and believed to have been attacked and badly hurt. Mr. Barrett accordingly met…

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  • The Day Inquest

    The Day Inquest

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 30, 1885 A War Trophy—Senator Sewell’s Departure and Other Camden Items. Coroner Green, of Woodbury, assisted by Prosecutor of the Pleas of Gloucester county, Belmont Perry, yesterday held at Paulsboro the inquest on the death of Henry Day, who was drowned off the sloop Ella on the 19th instant. Several witnesses…

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  • Camden News

    Camden News

    Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 1885 Notes of interest from the City Across the Delaware The stockholders of the new Camden National Bank held another meeting yesterday and elected the following Board of Directors: Henry B. Anthoney [sic], Dr. George W. Bailey, Irvin O. Beatty, Howard M. Cooper, John Cooper, James Davis, Herbert C. Felton, Philip…

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  • Election Frauds in Camden

    Election Frauds in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 8, 1885 RETURNS ALTERED TO FAVOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY CLERK Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 7, 1885.–At a quarter after twelve o’clock today a warrant was sworn out before Magistrate Cassady, of Camden, for the arrest of Harry Gallagher, the democratic judge of the First precinct of the Seventh ward, on…

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  • New Camden Cemetery Purchase

    New Camden Cemetery Purchase

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 8, 1887 At a meeting of the trustees of the Camden Cemetery last night the special committee appointed to secure a new burial ground recommended the purchase of the land opposite to Evergreen Cemetery, at $700 per acre.

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  • Camden News

    Camden News

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 28, 1887 Resignation of a Pastor, Meeting of a Council Committee and Other Items. Rev. E. V. Glover, for many years pastor of the Alloways Baptist Church, has resigned. Mary Allen Gatley, of Gloucester City, was committed yesterday on a charge of marital infidelity by Mayor O’Kane, of that place. Jail…

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  • A New Player for the Browns?

    St. Louis Globe-Democrat – October 26, 1887 Charles Alcott, short stop of the Ashland club, signed a contract to play with the St. Louis club to-day. He played with Harry Lyons and was highly recommended by the latter. He is 30 years of age, and of strong, athletic build, a good runner and a hard…

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  • The Camden National Bank

    The Camden National Bank

    Camden Post – March 1, 1888 In New Quarters The Camden National Bank which has been temporarily located at 250 Kaighn avenue, begins business to-day In the handsome new building fast completed, at the N.W. corner of Second and Kaighn avenue. Through the courtesy of Cashier Martindale, a Post reporter was shown through the bank…

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  • Assaulting the Nurse

    Assaulting the Nurse

    New York Times – January 27, 1889 A Woman Badly Cut and Beaten and the Watchman Arrested Philadelphia, Jan 26.—Annie Eisenhardt, a nurse in the Cooper Hospital, in Camden, N.J., was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the second floor of the building, in the bathroom, about 1 o’clock this morning, after…

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  • The Camden Mystery.

    The Camden Mystery.

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 28, 1889 Nurse Eisenhardt Describes the Murderous Assault. Doubt As to the Means of Escape The Night Watchman Gives His Statement, and the Police Admit That As Yet They Have No Clue. Although it has been two days since Annie Eisenhardt, the night nurse of the Cooper Hospital, Camden, was murderously…

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  • In White Chapel Style

    In White Chapel Style

    Wheeling, West Virginia Register – January 28, 1889 A Fiendish Assault on the Cooper Hospital Nurse. Camden, NJ. January 26 – Miss Annie Eisenhart is the head nurse at the Cooper Hospital. Shortly after one o’clock this morning she was tending patients in the male ward on the second floor, and started to the bath-room…

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  • Night Nurse Will Recover

    Night Nurse Will Recover

    Trenton Times – January 28, 1889 The physicians say that Annie Eisenhardt, the night nurse in the Cooper hospital at Camden, who was assaulted, will recover. There is still no clew [sic] to her assailant. She has repeated her first story of the assault in substantially the same words. She accurately describes her assailant, and…

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  • The Camden Mystery

    The Camden Mystery

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 30, 1889 Nurse Eisenhardt, of the Cooper Hospital, Makes an Important Admission Miss Annie Eisenhardt, the injured nurs [sic] at the Cooper Hospital, made an important admission yesterday to Doctor Farrett, the resident physician. She admits that the mysterious man who slashed her on Saturday morning had also criminally assaulted her.…

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  • The Nurse Inflicted Her Own Injuries

    The Nurse Inflicted Her Own Injuries

    Kansas City Star – January 31, 1889 Philadelphia, Jan. 31—It is now the popular belief that the Camden hospital nurse, Annie Eisenhart, inflicted her own injuries. She adheres to her original statement that some strange man assaulted her, but there are many contradictions in her various statements. A physician who made an examination says she…

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  • No Nearer Solution

    No Nearer Solution

    Prosecutor Jenkins, accompanied by Dr. Walsh, yesterday afternoon paid another visit to the Cooper Hospital and held a conversation with Miss Annie Eisenhardt, the nurse who was assaulted early last Saturday morning. The Prosecutor told her of the many conflicting parts in her story with an idea of abstracting from her a confession.

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  • Dots and Dashes

    Dots and Dashes

    Kansas City Times – February 1, 1889 The winter in Alaska so far has been the worst on record because of severe storms. Hunters and traders have especially suffered. Carlo Wilcox, father of Ida Wilcox, who eloped at Nice Italy, Tuesday, with Dr. Sellow, lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and the girl was a leading society…

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  • Camden’s News Budget

    Camden’s News Budget

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 15, 1889 Miss Annie Eisenhardt, the young nurse who was assaulted in the Cooper Hospital about two weeks ago, has fully recovered and will probably leave the institution this or next week. Whether Miss Eisenhardt will leave on her own account or whether she has been requested to resign is not…

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  • Lively Board of Ed Meeting

    Lively Board of Ed Meeting

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 2, 1889 There was a lively time at the meeting of the Camden Board of Education last night. It was caused by the increasing of the janitors’ salaries, which was done after a debate of nearly an hour. The Property Committee was instructed to advertise for bids for a new school…

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  • Young Republicans of Camden

    Young Republicans of Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 6, 1889 Colonel U. G, Lee, of the Young Republicans of Camden, has appointed the following staff officers; Adjutant, William D. Brown: quartermaster, W. Harry Smith; paymaster, Frank S. Helster; surgeon, Dr. Jones; quartermaster-sergeant, Robert Smith, The company officers elected are as follows: Company A – Captain, Frank C., Somers; first…

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  • A Camden Den Raided

    A Camden Den Raided

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 28, 1890 Plenty of Liquor and As Faro Layout Secured by the Police A Murderous Negro Creates a Commotion Incendiaries and Work—Other News Across the Delaware The Camden police made another raid early yesterday morning. About 1 o’clock a detail consisting of Officers Pederick, Lee, Anderson, Horner, Baker, and Chief Dodd…

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  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 Many Houses Now Being Erected Camden builders do not seem to be deterred by the fear of financial panic or an idea that the McKinley bill presages disaster in business. New operations are in progress, and several extensive ones are contemplated early in the coming year. Charles W.…

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  • A Saloonkeeper’s Troubles

    A Saloonkeeper’s Troubles

    Unknown publication, circa 1892 Held on Four Criminal Charges. A Row in John Jones’ Saloon Results in His Arrest — Held for Court. John H. Jones, a saloonkeeper at Front and Birch streets, is in serious trouble, there being no less than four legal charges made against him before Justice Schmitz, who held him in…

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  • Walt Whitman’s Will

    Walt Whitman’s Will

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 1892 Walt Whitman‘s will, the substance of which was published two weeks ago, was filed yesterday in the Camden County Surrogate’s office. The entire estate is valued at about $3500.

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  • Over In Camden

    Over In Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 26, 1892

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  • A Murderous Shot Fired from Ambush

    A Murderous Shot Fired from Ambush

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 17, 1892 Another Crime Added to the Long List of New Jersey Tragedies. A Quarrel Between Two Colored Youths Ends in a Killing. John Hill, in Revenge for Being Beaten, Lays in Wait and Slays Joseph Dotson The Murderer and Several Witnesses in Jail. A dark form crouched low among the…

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  • Insubordination

    Insubordination

    Trenton Evening Times – April 6, 1893 The police board of Camdem [sic] has concluded the trial of Lieutenants Lee and Foster and Policemen Ralph Bond, William Repley and George Anderson, and found them guilty of insubordination. Their successors were, immediately elected. They are John A. Smith, Lieutenant First district; J. Harry: Neutze; Lieutenant Second…

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  • Edward Jubb Obituary

    Edward Jubb Obituary

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 10, 1894 JUBB. — Suddenly, on May 2, 1894, Edward, husband of Josephine Jubb, aged 34 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday afternoon, at 1 o’clock, from his late residence, 1084 Linden street, Camden, N. J. Interment at Evergreen.

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  • Under Heavy Wheels

    Under Heavy Wheels

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 10, 1894 While Jumping on a Fire Truck an Ex-Fireman Lost His Life. Edward Jubb, a huckster, formerly an extra man in the Camden Fire Department, was run over and killed by Truck No. 2 at Second and Division streets, yesterday afternoon. The hook and ladder truck was on its way…

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  • “Post” Portraitures

    “Post” Portraitures

    Camden Post-Telegram – September 9, 1894 Rev. Father Kelly, of the Church of the Immaculate Conception has been transferred to Trenton. House Sergeant John Beard has a slight touch of rheumatism. Fireman Al James lost an overcoat in going to the fire at Broadway and Mechanic street on Wednesday.

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  • Sixth Ward Republican Club Candidates

    Sixth Ward Republican Club Candidates

    Camden Courier – October 22, 1894 The committee of the Sixth Ward Republican club, appointed to make arrangements for a smoker and reception to the candidates, has arranged to have the affair come off on Wednesday night. The candidates for Assembly will be present, there will be good speakers in attendance, and a band of…

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  • Alcott Retaliates

    Alcott Retaliates

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 9, 1894 Prefers Charges Against W. J. Thompson in the Americus Club There will probably be a lively meeting of the Americus Club, of Camden, tomorrow evening. The club is an organization of stalwart Democrats. Ex-Assemblyman William J. Thompson, owner of the Gloucester race-track, and Samuel B. F. Alcott, are members.…

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  • Had a Lively Session

    Had a Lively Session

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 13, 1894 Sheriff Barrett Says He Will Not Let New Jailers in the Jail The new Board of Freeholders of Camden county had a lively meeting yesterday. The appointment of jailers for the county prison was the bone of contention. A minority of the Court House Committee recommended the appointment of…

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  • A Weeping Prisoner

    A Weeping Prisoner

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 8, 1895 A Self-Confessed Thief Was Aided by a Little Child. Weeping bitterly and hiding her face with her tear-soaked handkerchief, Agnes Monaghan, the young woman who was arrested at John Wanamaker’s store last Wednesday for shoplifting, was arraigned at the Central Police Court yesterday afternoon. Since her arrest she has…

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  • Walt Whitman Surprised

    Walt Whitman Surprised

    New York Times – September 15, 1895 Presented by Many Friends With a Handsome Horse and Phaeton. Philadelphia, Sept. 15. – Toward sundown this evening, as Walt Whitman was half dozing over a pile of manuscript near a window in his little frame house in Camden, the jarring rattle of wheels startled the old man,…

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  • In Jail with a Baby

    In Jail with a Baby

    Camden Post – February 11, 1896 Harriet Smith and Her Daughter Charged With Policv Selling Harriet Smith, who has often been before the court on the charge of selling policy, and who was pardoned after being sentenced to state’s prison, was again arrested last night, together with her daughter, Susan Kinsey, on the charge of…

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  • Captain Hutchison Buried

    Captain Hutchison Buried

    Camden Daily Telegram – June 3, 1896 The Funeral Largely Attended and Many Beautiful Floral Designs Captain John G. Hutchison, the veteran superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry, who died on Saturday last, was laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery this afternoon. The funeral services were held at his late residence No. 100 Linden street…

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  • County Collector Ivins Wiped Out

    County Collector Ivins Wiped Out

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 19, 1896 County Collector Ivins wiped out every penny of the floating indebtedness of Camden county yesterday upon the payment of a $5000 note due the Central Trust Company.

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  • Camden Looks After Friendless Children

    Camden Looks After Friendless Children

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 4, 1897 Santa Visits Them Despite War, Many Churches Hold Christmas Services Camden’s generous spirited citizens have responded to the appeal that was made by the Camden Home for Friendless Children, whose youthful inmates were threatened with having a very lean sort of a visit from Santa Claus. There were so…

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  • A Dog Was Shot

    A Dog Was Shot

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 18, 1897 A dog, supposed to be mad, was shot by Policeman Anderson at Sixth and Mickle streets yesterday, after the animal had terrorized the neighborhood.

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  • Serious Charges by Defeated Candidate

    Serious Charges by Defeated Candidate

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 12, 1897 Freedom C. Lippincott Claims That Philadelphia Repeaters Voted in Camden. BEGINS A NEW CONTEST Committee of One Hundred Starts on a New Tack in Its Efforts to Oust City Treasurer Felton – A Bond iFled [sic]. Another move was made yesterday by counsel for Freedom C. Lippincott, the Committee…

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  • Two Men Shot in a Race Riot in Camden

    Two Men Shot in a Race Riot in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 6, 1897 Both Victims Are Colored and One Is Probably Fatally Wounded. POLICE USED PISTOLS They Were Fired at When They Tried to Arrest the Fighters, “Crap” Game Started the Trouble. In a race riot between white and colored men in South Camden last evening two colored men were shot. One…

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  • Camden’s Tragedy Still A Mystery

    Camden’s Tragedy Still A Mystery

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 14, 1897 Two Men Arrested in Stockton, But They Easily Prove an Alibi. Police Are Puzzled Officials Believe the House Was Entered By a Burglar. Mrs. Zane’s Will Found Her Son Questioned and the Police Start on a New Clue — Eli Shaw Reticent. Camden’s double murder mystery remains unsolved. The…

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  • Alleged Threat to Shoot

    Alleged Threat to Shoot

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 18, 1897 William Lore was arrested in Stockton late Saturday night, charged with threatening to Shoot Israel Adams, proprietor of a saloon on Federal street.

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  • Firemen Own Stockton

    Firemen Own Stockton

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 26, 1897 Gallant Laddies Celebrated Thanksgiving With a Parade Representative firemen from New Jersey and Pennsylvania owned the Town of Stockton yesterday and the Knights of the Golden Eagle joined them in the annual Thanksgiving demonstration of the Volunteer Fire Department of the town. To the merry jingle of hose carriage…

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  • Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 7, 1898 HARRY J. SCHAEFER STEPPED ON A LIVE WIRE AND DIED IN AWFUL AGONY. WERE AFRAID TO AID HIM Policemen Stood Near, But No One Warned the Pedestrian of His Danger – The Broken Wire Had Been Shooting Out Sparks for Half an Hour. Deadly electric wires claimed a victim…

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  • Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company Elects Officers

    Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company Elects Officers

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 6, 1898 The Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Camden’s leading financial institution, has elected these officers: President, William C. Dayton; vice-president, Alexander C. Wood; treasurer, George W. Wakefield; trust officer, Benjamin C. Reeve; solicitor, Samuel H. Grey.

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  • Charles L. Alcott Obituary

    Charles L. Alcott Obituary

    Philadelphia Inquirer – September 27, 1898 ALCOTT – On September 24. 1898, Della, wife of Charles L. Alcott, aged 46 years. The relatives and friends of the family, also members of Rising Star Lodge, No. 5, Order of the Shepherds of Bethlehem, of Camden, N. J.. are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on…

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  • Death of John H. Dialogue

    Death of John H. Dialogue

    Camden Daily Courier – October 24, 1898 The Camden Shipbuilder Succumbs to Heart Disease Stretch of a Long and Busy Life Closely Allied With the Interests of the City John H. Dialogue the ship builder of worldwide renown, whose serious illness was first made known by the Courier last Tuesday, died yesterday afternoon at his…

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  • Drunks Were Scarce

    Drunks Were Scarce

    Camden Daily Telegram – October 31, 1898 Drunks were scarce in this city Saturday and yesterday and as a result the police had little to do. Richard Fowler, a respectable looking old gentleman who claimed Philadelphia as his home, was one of the unfortunate. He was picked up by Officer Hovis on Saturday, being to…

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  • Suit for $9000 Damages

    Suit for $9000 Damages

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 10, 1898 Suit for $9000 damages was instituted by Lawyer George Bacon yesterday against the Camden National Bank for alleged false arrest of one of his clients.

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  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

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  • Before the Recorder

    Before the Recorder

    Camden Daily Courier – January 31, 1899 Disposition of the ‘Slate’—Not a Come in Banc, to be Sure. James Hanley, a sexuageneric found stiff on a step, sentence suspended; Henry Myers, a Trenton corsalve fakir with his nose in court plaster chancery, twenty days for insulting a woman, and James Sharp, a young man fired…

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  • 400 Loaves of Bread

    400 Loaves of Bread

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 15, 1899 The Sixth Ward Republican Club will give out 400 loaves of bread from the headquarters at 908 Broadway, between 10 and 11 o’clock this morning. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will distribute 200 loaves in the afternoon at the W. C. T. U. Hall, on Benson street above Fourth.

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  • Acting Captain of Police Robert Abbott Gets New Badge

    Acting Captain of Police Robert Abbott Gets New Badge

    Camden Daily Courier – April 21, 1899 Acting Captain of Police Robert Abbott now wears a Camden badge and is designated as No. 70.

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  • In Police Dragnet

    In Police Dragnet

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 14, 1899 Successful Raid on an Alleged Pool Room in Camden Seven Men Captured Keefer, Who Says He Spent His Employers’ Money in the Place, Identifies the Prisoners The Camden police yesterday raided the alleged poolroom at 25 South Third street, where Walter H. Keefer, former manager of the Merchantville Light…

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  • Bluecoats For East End

    Bluecoats For East End

    Camden Daily Courier – May 19, 1899 Eight of the New Guardians of the Peace Named Captain Albert will have charge of the new district – Former Chief Abbott among the Batch of new appointees. Eight of the prospective policemen from the Eleventh and Twelfth wards were at the City Hall this morning. They were…

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  • Cross Cooper’s Creek

    Cross Cooper’s Creek

    Camden Daily Courier – May 19, 1899 Sad and Sudden Death of Mrs. Beulah Abbott Last Evening This community will be shocked to know of the death of Mrs. Beulah Abbott, wife of Benjamin Abbott, and mother of Town Clerk William S. Abbott and Chief Robert Abbott. It occurred yesterday afternoon at four o’clock. She…

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  • Engagement – Archer/Chaidlee

    Engagement – Archer/Chaidlee

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 18, 1899 The engagement has been announced of Attorney F. Morse Archer and Miss Bessie M. Chaidlee, of Bridgesburg, Pa.

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  • William Abels Obituary

    William Abels Obituary

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 21, 1899 ABELS – At Interlaken, NJ on June 17, 1899, William Abels. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, Joseph H. Sweeten, No. 104 North Sixth street, Camden, N.J. Interment private, at…

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  • Mystery of a Swamp

    Mystery of a Swamp

    Harrisburg Patriot – July 17, 1899 Empty Carriage. Cries of Murder and a Negro’s Arrest Philadelphia, July 16 — Walter S. Jones, colored, is locked up in Camden Jail under a chain of weird circumstances. On Friday night a horse and empty wagon were found standing in a clump of bushes near Seventeenth and Mickle…

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  • Over In Camden

    Over In Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 24, 1900 The fourth annual ball of the Sixth Ward Republican Club will be held at Turner Hall next Monday evening.

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  • Police in a Church

    Police in a Church

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 12, 1900 Camden Guardians of the Peace Attend Divine Service Chief of Police John Foster, Captains Stanley, Boyle and Alberts, seventy policemen and Colonel D. B. Murphy, the police drill instructor, marched in a body from the Third Regiment Armory in Camden to Broadway M. E. Church last evening to attend…

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  • Automobiles Tabooed

    Automobiles Tabooed

    Wilkes-Barre Times – August 9, 1900 Camden, NJ, Aug 9—At a meeting of the Camden County board of freeholders steps were taken looking to the exclusion of automobiles from roads in the county. Assemblyman E. T. Gill, chairman of the stone road committee, informed the board that the presence of automobiles on the Camden County…

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  • Camden’s Pride Parades Before City’s People

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 23, 1901 Policemen and Firemen Make Their Initial Turnout and Present a Creditable Appearance – Reviewed by Officials – How the Departments Have Grown With a line up that could not be surpassed by the famous “Broadway Squad” of New York, Camden’s policemen, or most of them, turned out in review…

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  • She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 15, 1902 Camden Woman Planted a Pole, Decorated It With Pair Trousers and Flourished a Revolver Flourishing a revolver and exclaiming, “I’ll kill the first man who touches those pants; this is fair warning to everybody, for I mean what I say!” Mrs. Louisa Traubel, of 807 Broadway, Camden, yesterday held…

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  • Four Tossed from an Automobile

    Four Tossed from an Automobile

    Philadelphia Inquirer – September 6, 1902 Camden Letter Carrier’s Machine Ran Away and Its Occupants Were Cut and Bruised Harry Reir, a well known Camden letter carrier, with his wife, a small son and a sister, was thrown from an automobile at Delaware avenue and Market street, Camden, last night and all were more or…

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  • Louise Hogan Gets Thirty Days

    Louise Hogan Gets Thirty Days

    Camden Post-Telegram – December 19, 1902 Louise Hogan was again in Police Court this morning – this time a defendant herself. After the release yesterday of Howard Starn, who Miss Hogan had accused of assault, she proceeded to get drunk. She succeeded and was arrested by Policeman Abbott. The Recorder gave her thirty days.

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  • Camden Man Shot Lincoln’s Slayer

    Camden Man Shot Lincoln’s Slayer

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 13, 1903 Boston Corbett, Who Killed Wilkes Booth, Remembered by Many Old Residents of the City To the minds of many of Camden’s older residents the birthday of Abraham Lincoln recalled the day’s years ago when they had within their midst Boston Corbett, the man who bore the distinction of having…

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  • Brief News Notes

    Brief News Notes

    Camden Daily Courier – March 31, 1903 Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and…

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  • Benjamin Abbott Dead

    Benjamin Abbott Dead

    Camden Post-Telegram – March 31, 1903 Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and always…

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  • Police Stopped Sunday Amusements

    Police Stopped Sunday Amusements

    Philadelphia Inquirer – September 7, 1903 The Hebrew Social and Educational Club, of Camden, gave an outing at Hoosey’s Grove, Camden’s East Side, yesterday. A large number of persons were present from all parts of Camden and Philadelphia. Children were enjoying themselves immensely in swings and other amusements when Captain of Police Albert served notice…

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  • First Ward Club Had a Jolly Time

    First Ward Club Had a Jolly Time

    Annual Election and Feast of Fun Held Last Night Camden Courier-Post – January 12, 1904 Hospitality was rampant at the First Ward Young Republican Club last night. The occasion was the annual meeting. Following the election of officers there was a delightful entertainment and a splendid feast, the honors being done by Captain William E.…

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  • Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 31, 1904 A number of the officials and employes [sic] of the New York Shipbuiling [sic] Company have organized the Shipbuilders’ Home Building and Loan Association by the election of the following officers: President, William J. Bradley; vice president, Thomas J. Moore; secretary, John M. Kelly [sic]; treasurer, Central Trust Company;…

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  • New Camden Brewery

    New Camden Brewery

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 27, 1904 Joseph Baumgartner, of Sioux City, Ia., to Build $200,000 Plant Joseph Baumgartner, of Sioux City, Ia., has purchased two acres of land at Bulson street and Chelten avenue, Camden, N. J., from the Camden Manufacturers’ Land Company for $20,000, upon which he intends to build a modern brewing plant.…

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  • The Casson Brothers

    The Casson Brothers

    Camden Morning Courier – July 8, 1904 The Casson Brothers, a clever acrobatic team, have secured an engagement at Guvernator’s pavillion theatre, Atlantic City, the last week in July. The team is made of Vincent Tydeman and William Dool, two local boys, Casson Brothers is their stage name [I assume this later became Tydeman and…

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  • East Side Notes

    East Side Notes

    Camden Post-Telegram – September 12, 1904 Firemen “Bobby” Gick, Scott, Franklin, Israel Adams, and William Randall and Adam Hinkle, who went on a fishing trip down the bay to Ship John Light, on board the sloop yacht, William B. Hill, have returned with a good coat of tan and plenty of the denizens of the…

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  • Eighteen New Firemen Named

    Eighteen New Firemen Named

    Camden Post-Telegram – December 3, 1904 City Council’s Fire Committee last night named 18 new firemen, Sixteen of these men Will not go on duty until July 1 next, at which time the new fire house will be ready for service, while the other two, who were named to fill vacancies, will begin duty the…

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  • Sixteen Appointed to Fire Department

    Sixteen Appointed to Fire Department

    Camden Evening Courier – December 3, 1904 On account of the illness of its chairman, Dr. Frank Neall Robinson, the fire committee of City Council last night met at Dr. Robinson’s residence, 518 Linden street. The principal object of the meeting was to recommend names for additional appointments in the Fire Department. Among the sixteen…

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