Oldest 100 News Articles

The oldest News Articles which have been transcribed and posted

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  • Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    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 Daubman, William Abels, James W. Ayers, Frank B. Holt. These gentlemen represent the different companies composing the Camden Fire Department.

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  • Political Organization

    Political Organization

    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. Morris; Treasurer, Thomas A. Wilson; Executive Committee – Christopher J. Mines, H. S. Bender, A. J. Morris, S. M. Gaul, James R. Kerns, Charles Wood, A. D. Nichols, Edward Cline, George G. Bundick. The Association contemplate building a fine hall.

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  • Conspiracy


    Sheriff Morgan has had William Abels, Frank Jones and John Mauderfield, arrested on the charge of conspiracy.

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  • The New Police Force

    The New Police Force

    On Thursday, the newly-appointed police force of Camden will receive their stars and uniforms, and enter upon the discharge of their duties.

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  • Paid Fire Department

    Paid Fire Department

    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 men doing business in Camden. This resolution cuts off six of the most active members: – Howard Lee, Thomas Allebone, Charles Evans, B. H. Connelly, C. Daubman, and Stephen L. Thomas. The salary of these men in the department is only $50 per annum, consequently they are necessitated to follow some other occupation.

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Hon, John H. Jones, mayor of Camden, has appointed the following gentlemen who will constitute the police force of Camden; They will enter upon their duties on the 1st of April: Chief of Police, Col. William H. Hempsing. Policemen First Ward, Jolin Dunn, Jom McCormick. Becond, George W. Gardner, Joseph Pike; Third, William Hartman, Isaac Hires, Fourth, George B. Anderson, George Tenner, Fifth, Benjamin Smith, Patrick Gallagher; Sixth, Thos. Heffernan, Joseph H. Sloan; seventh. Charles Smith, Frank Souders; Eighth, F, Chamberlain, Issac Ferris.

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  • Camden Home for Friendless Children Fund

    Camden Home for Friendless Children Fund

    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:

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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

    This morning Mayor Morgan reappointed the old force. They are as follows: First ward – John McCormick and John Dunn. Chief of Police – W.H. Heinsing. Second ward – George Gardiner and Joseph Pike. Third ward – Isaac Hires and Samuel Hankinson. Fourth ward – George Anderson and George A. Tenner. Fifth ward – Patrick Gallagher and Benjamin Smith. Sixth ward – Joseph C. Sloan and Thos. Heffernan. Seventh ward – Charles Smith and Francis Souders. Eight ward – Isaac Ferris and Frederick M. Chamberlain [sic] 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 proper discrimination in its discharge.

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    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 at low water, and, according to the needs of the company, the contractor will be required to keep it in good condition for the period of five years, It is the intention of the company to have it completed during the coming season, so that it may be available when the river is full of ice next winter. The City Hall Imbroglio – Yesterday Mr. Samuel Hufty, Charles P. Stratton and other members of the Finance Committee of Camden City Council, went to Trenton to answer before the Chancellor a writ to show cause why Mr. Hufty refused, in obedience to a previously-issued mandatory writ from Chancellor Runyon, to return to the possession of Alfred Hugg, city solicitor, the books, documents and papers taken from his office a week ago. After argument by counsel on both sides the Chancellor rendered a decision adversely to Mr. Hufty and the Finance Committee, the effect of which is to replace the books into the solicitor’s office, May Term. — The May term of the Camden County Courts commenced yesterday morning, with Judges Woodhull, Pancoast, Tatem and Horner on the bench. After the grand jury had been impanneled the usual preliminary mo tions were made, officers appoluted, and then an adjournment took place until this morning. Held to Answer. — George B. Anderson, ex-police oficer, had Frank Jones arraigned before Justice Cassady, of Camden, charging him with assault and battery, Jones was held to answer in $200. This was a cross-action for an affray which occurred on Friday night last. Commmitted. — Yesterday Ware Green was arraigned before Mayor Ayres, of Camden, on a charge of the larceny of a quantity of butter, and committed to the county jail for trial. Lodgers. — During the month of April there were 632 persons furnished with lodgings at the Camden Station House.

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 16, 1878 The annual meeting of Camden City Council was held last evening for the purpose of organizing for the years 1878-9.

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  • Tape Worm Removed Alive, Head and All

    Tape Worm Removed Alive, Head and All

    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 hours after I passed the whole worm alive, measuring twenty-three feet in length. The medicine produced no pain or any other unpleasant effects. Any person troubled in a similar manner can see the worm at Mrs. Fearn’s, No. 433 Market Street, Camden, N.J., and can be referred to my aunt, Mrs. Moore, No. 214 North Fifth Street, near Cooper street, Camden, N.J., where I was staying at the time.

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 1880 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.

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  • Executive Committee

    Executive Committee

    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. W. Clement; Stockton, Isaac Hinchman; Center, Henry Charman; Gloucester, Henry Peters; Gloucester City, John B. Booth and John McMurray; Waterford township, Edward Tomlinson; Merchantville, John Homer; Winslow, Jacob Sickler.

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  • Skated from Camden to Trenton

    Skated from Camden to Trenton

    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, 1875. He started at 1.35p.m., reached Riverton at 2.10, Burlington at 3.01 and Trenton at 5.45. The time was taken by men station at the points named. The wind was generally dead against him, and the ice in many places quite route, with large breaks in the river.

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  • Over the River

    Over the River

    On Saturday a further hearing in the case of Samuel Subers, charged by his wife with desertion, was commenced before Justice Ford W. Davis, of Camden. Several witnesses were examined, but without reaching a decision the case was adjourned until the morning.

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  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    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 H. Jenkins, Nathan F. Cowan, Harry Humphreys, E. H. King. Deputies to Diocesan Convention — Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Edward R. Shubrick. Alternate Deputies to Convention — H. Genet Taylor, Robert F. S. Heath, Henry C. Alexander. Lay Delegate to Burlington Convocation — Joseph Fearon.

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  • Camden County Republican Executive Committee

    Camden County Republican Executive Committee

    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 appointed assistant secretaries. It was decided to hold a mass meeting at the Camden County Court House on Thursday and extend an invitatino to General John A. Logan to be present and address the meeting.

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  • Postal Inspector Hurt

    Postal Inspector Hurt

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 14, 1885 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 Mr, Abels at the 5.30 train, and asked him if he had been hurt, when the latter displayed his hand, which was cut and bloody, and bore the appearance of having had some rough instrument drawn forcibly through it. Afterward he put his hand to tho back of his head, where examination showed that he had been dealt a heavy blow, which had cut through his stiff felt hat.

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  • The Day Inquest

    The Day Inquest

    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.

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  • Camden News

    Camden News

    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 H. Fowler, George P. Haines, Zophar C. Howell, Zophar L. Howell, Rudolph W. Birdsall, William B. Mulford, Charles E. Thomas, Isaac C. Toone, Henry B. Wilson, Charles B. Coles. Zophar C. Howell was chosen president; John Cooper, vice president; Howard M. Cooper, solicitor, and Isaac C. Martindale, cashier. The committee, on procuring a suitable location, reported in favor of securing the store of Thomas Boyle, Kaighn’s avenue, above Locust street. The were instructed to procure the same and to make necessary alterations as speedy as possible. Fifty per cent of the capital stock was paid in at the meeting.

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  • Election Frauds in Camden

    Election Frauds in Camden

    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 the charge of altering and falsifying the returns of his precinct in the interest of Branning. Officers are now scouring this city and Camden for him, but it is alleged that he has fled. Mr. Burrough, the republican candidate for County Clerk, claims a clear majority of 120 over Mr. Branning, and his friends propose to stand up for his and their rights and to secure them. The Seventh ward and Gloucester city precinct returns bear every evidence of having been altered. City Solicitor Morgan, while Harry Gallagher, the Judge of the First precinct of the seventh ward, was reading off his returns, looked over his shoulder and states that he saw where the words “eighty-three votes for Burrough” had been crossed out and the words “forty-three votes for Burrough” written over it, and the words “one hundred and sixty-three votes for Branning” changed to “two hundred and three votes for Branning.” The ink was not dry on the paper, and it had evidently just been done.

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  • New Camden Cemetery Purchase

    New Camden Cemetery Purchase

    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

    Jail Warden Samuel Alcott, of Camden, yesterday took Daniel Quinn, a 10 year-old into the Reform school. He was sentenced to that institution last week by Judge Hugg for larceny.

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  • A New Player for the Browns?

    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 hitter. He played with the famous Merretts of Camden, Trendon, Syracuse, and Scranton clubs.

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  • The Camden National Bank

    The Camden National Bank

    Through the courtesy of Cashier Martindale, a Post reporter was shown through the bank yesterday. The structure has a substantial and business-like appearance, being built of brick with brown stone trimmings. It fronts on the avenue and sets back a few feet front on the line of the street. On either side of the massive doors are large brass signs, plainly lettered. The interior of the building is fitted up and furnished in an elegant manner, every detail showing the traces of taste and skill. The wood work is in chestnut with brass trimmings, and the desks are of walnut. The front and side floors are handsomely tiled, and that behind the counters is covered with…

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  • Assaulting the Nurse

    Assaulting the Nurse

    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 being murderously assaulted by a man, who apparently escaped from the building through the window, by means of a rope formed by tying towels together.

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  • The Camden Mystery.

    The Camden Mystery.

    Although it has been two days since Annie Eisenhardt, the night nurse of the Cooper Hospital, Camden, was murderously assaulted in the bath room of that institution, the police are as much mystified as to who the fiend was as ever.

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  • In White Chapel Style

    In White Chapel Style

    In White Chapel Style. 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 for some hot water to wet a bandage. Just as she was entering the bath-room, a man stepped from behind the door and grasped her by the wrist, saying, “I want some money.” She replied that she had no money, but said she would give him her watch. The man replied that he did not want that, and then, snatching a towel, put it around her neck and began choking her. She screamed and the man pulled the towel tighter, and then secured her wrists and ankles with a heavy cord. After attempting to assault her he drew a long knife and cut off her hair, which was found on the floor in her lace cap, saturated with blood. After stabbing her repeatedly he left her in a dying condition.

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  • Night Nurse Will Recover

    Night Nurse Will Recover

    The physicians say that Annie Eisenhart, the night nurse in the Cooper hospital at Camden, who was assaulted, will recover. There is still no clew to her assailant. She has repeated her first story of the assault in substantially the same words. She accurately describes her assailant, and is confident she could identify him. She said she saw the man twice on Friday.

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  • The Camden Mystery

    The Camden Mystery

    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. She steadfastly declared that she did not know who her assailant was.

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  • The Nurse Inflicted Her Own Injuries

    The Nurse Inflicted Her Own Injuries

    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 was not criminally assaulted.

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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

    It is now stated that Annie Eisenhardt, the head nurse at the hospital at Camden, N.J., who was found terribly cut and beaten, inflicted the injuries on herself while temporarily insane.

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  • Camden’s News Budget

    Camden’s News Budget

    Mrs. Priscella Green, a lady 30 years of age, living in the neighborhood of the West Jersey Railroad at Union, in Gloucester county, was run over by a train yesterday morning and literally cut to pieces.

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  • Lively Board of Ed Meeting

    Lively Board of Ed Meeting

    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 house at Tenth and Linden streets, the cost of which is not to exceed $15,000.

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  • Young Republicans of Camden

    Young Republicans of Camden

    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 Lieutentant, William E. Andrews; second lieutenant, Edward H. Mundy. Company B – Captain, Ralph Bond; first lieutenant, Edward F. Allen: second Lieutenant, D. B. Curriden. Company C – Captain, G. W. Campbell; first Lieutenant, C. A. Bastian; second lieutenant, Frank W. Green.

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  • A Camden Den Raided

    A Camden Den Raided

    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 raided a “speak-easy” and gambling den in a boathouse at the end of North Second street. When the policemen arrived a quiet little game of faro was in progress in the second story.

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  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 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.

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  • Walt Whitman’s Will

    Walt Whitman’s Will

    Walt Whitman’s will, the substance of which was published two weeks ago, was filed yesterday in the Camden County Surrogate’s office

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  • Over In Camden

    Over In Camden

    A 12-year-old son of Policeman Ripley was badly bitten by dogs. On complaint of his wife that he had removed shells from their child’s grave, Samuel B. F. Alcott was held under bail yesterday by Justice Quinn. Jaines Cullen, at one time a popular comedian on the boards of Fox’s Variety Theatre, Philadelphia, was before Justice Paul as a “drunk” yesterday. Hotelkeeper Charles Ricker, of Tenth and Federal streets, discovered that his bartender, who was about to sail for Australia, had “knocked down” $170 from the bar receipts. The money was recovered.

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  • A Murderous Shot Fired from Ambush

    A Murderous Shot Fired from Ambush

    There are some people who are flat-out evil, and apparently John Hill, the murderer in this instance, was one of them.

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  • Insubordination


    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, Lieutenent First district; J. Harry: Neutze; Lieutenant Second district. On motion by Justice Paul Chief Davis was instructed to transfer Caleb Williams from the City Hall to the street.

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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.

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  • Sixth Ward Republican Club Candidates

    Sixth Ward Republican Club Candidates

    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 music to enliven the evening.

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  • Alcott Retaliates

    Alcott Retaliates

    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

    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 John Lee, in place of Abel Miller; Frank B. Vache, in place of D. M. Spence: George Lawson, in place of Jailer Johnson, and W. K. Price as as assistant janitor, in palace of James Mortimer.

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  • Walt Whitman Surprised

    Walt Whitman Surprised

    oward 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, and a smart chestnut horse drew a natty phaeton up to the door.

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  • In Jail with a Baby

    In Jail with a Baby

    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 selling policy. Mrs. Kinsey carried to jail with a six months’ old baby. Policeman George Anderson arrested the women. Police constables and deputy sheriffs have heen looking for them for months. Other members of the family, it is said, are also wanted. After spending the night in the county jail Mrs. Smith and daughter were released this morning under $500 bail each.

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  • Captain Hutchison Buried

    Captain Hutchison Buried

    Captain John G. Hutchison, the veteran superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry was laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery this afternoon.

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  • County Collector Ivins Wiped Out

    County Collector Ivins Wiped Out

    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 Camden’s generous citizens have responded to the Camden Home for Friendless Children.

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  • A Dog Was Shot

    A Dog Was Shot

    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

    Another move was made yesterday by counsel for Freedom C. Lippincott, the Committee of One Hundred contestant for the Camden City Treasurership, when petitions were presented to Justice Garrison for a regular contest. He granted a hearing in the matter to take place before Judge Miller on July 10. George G. Felton holds the City Treasurership by the narrow margin of eleven majority, which was fixed after a recount of four wards. Now Mr. Lippincott wants the entire vote recounted.

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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…

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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 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.

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  • Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Deadly electric wires claimed a victim in Camden last evening. Harry J. Schaefer, a silk spinner, 22 years old. of 608 Vine street, in that city, was shocked to death by a live wire on Tenth street above Market about 6 o’clock. Schaefer was crossing Tenth street, laughing and talking with a friend named Long, when his foot came in contact with the wire. He fell to the ground and cried: “Won’t someone hold me up?”

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  • Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company Elects Officers

    Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company Elects Officers

    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

    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 Wednesday afternoon, September 28, at 2 o’lock, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Theodore E. Foulks, No. 532 South Fifth street, Camden. N. J. Interment private at Evergreen Cemetery.

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  • Drunks Were Scarce

    Drunks Were Scarce

    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 drunk to care for himself. He was unable to account for his presence in this city and as he appeared sorry for his actions, the Recorder allowed him to go this morning.

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  • Suit for $9000 Damages

    Suit for $9000 Damages

    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

    OVER IN CAMDEN 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 etep at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his shin. He was takeo to the Cooper Hospital. A number of church people have filed a remonstrance with the excise Commission against granting a liquor license to Charles Gorden, of Ninth street amd Ferry avenue. Mrs. Victor Kline, of 526 Vine street. discovered a burglar in the house early Tuesday morning, but the thief fled at her approach, leaving a lot af clothing and silverware which he had bundled up, ready to take away Charles E. Wilson was committed by Recorder Mowrey [sic] last night, charged with stealing two overcoats trom the Camden Turning Mill, at Front and Arch streets. He was captured at the Federal Street Ferry by Policeman Hartman. Bessie Hughes was held by Justice Schmits yesterday for further bearing on a charge of stealing household goods from the boarding house of Mrs. Marshall, at 121 Market Street. Some of the missing goods were found at the defendant’s home. Among the latest victims of the grip in Camden are Mayor Hatch, Chief of Police Foster, City Clerk Worry Kramer, former City Counsel J. Wiliard Morgan, Charles R. Baron, New Jersey editor of the Philadelphia Record, and Policemen George Cooper,. Harry Miller. James Ware and George Anderson. ␌

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  • Before the Recorder

    Before the Recorder

    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 out of the Sixth ward ball and who then tried to lick Policeman George Anderson, fined $3.75. The court was out of change and there was a long wait while Hughey Boyle broke the prisoner’s five dollar bill.

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  • 400 Loaves of Bread

    400 Loaves of Bread

    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

    The Camden police yesterday raided the alleged poolroom at 25 South Third street, where Walter H. Keefer, former manager of the Merchantville Light and Power Company, claims he lost $254, belonging to his employers. Seven-men were captured in the raid, including W. Harry Getty and Charles Metz, who were committed in default of $1500 bail each as principals. The others were James Boone, of Fourth and Benson streets; George Armstrong, Charles Loriaux, George Smith and Victor Thompson. Each furnished $300 bail except Thompson, who was unable to get surety up to a late hour.

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  • Bluecoats For East End

    Bluecoats For East End

    Camden Daily Courier – May 19, 1899 Captain Albert will have charge of the new district – Former Chief Abbott among the Batch of new appointees.

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  • Cross Cooper’s Creek

    Cross Cooper’s Creek

    Camden Daily Courier – May 19, 1899 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.

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  • Engagement – Archer/Chaidlee

    Engagement – Archer/Chaidlee

    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 Colestown, N.J.

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  • Mystery of a Swamp

    Mystery of a Swamp

    Harrisburg Patriot – July 17, 1899 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 streets, a sparsely settled part of Camden’s annexed district. Almost simultaneous with its discovery wild cries of “Murder” and “Help” were heard from the vicinity of Cooper’s creek. The team was taken in charge and Police Captain Albert with Policemen Flick, Abbott and Horner, began an investigation.

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  • Over In Camden

    Over In Camden

    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

    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 divine service. A number of city firemen, trolley conductors and motormen were also in attendance. The pastor, Rev. James W. Marshall, D. D. preached on “Immortality?

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  • Camden’s Pride Parades Before City’s People

    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 yesterday. The military carriage of the men excited much and favorable comment, especially among those who were not aware that the men have been drilled every week for a year past by Colonel D. R. Murphy, of the National Guard of New Jersey. The policemen were followed by an array of firemen and a variety of apparatus that made many of the natives gasp in astonishment. Altogether the procession was a revelation to Camden residents who thought hey were well informed about their city.

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  • She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    She Dared Men to Touch the “Pants”

    She had a brazen dare while 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!”

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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.

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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 always took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.

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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 took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.

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  • Police Stopped Sunday Amusements

    Police Stopped Sunday Amusements

    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 that the society was violating the law. The amusements were at once stopped and much indignation prevailed among the members of the society.

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  • First Ward Club Had a Jolly Time

    First Ward Club Had a Jolly Time

    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. Alberts, simply resplendent facially in his new bunch of whiskers; Recorder O, Glen Stackhouse, who salivated More buttered ham sandwiches than George Kappel did fried oysters; Eph Hires, the school janitor, who saw to It especially that no one was unattended to; Exciseman Joseph Kolb,who insisted on everybody taking something every other minute; John Beard, who was happy over being elected a ward committeeman, and a number of others who looked after the comfort of the many guests in fine style.

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  • Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    Shipbuilders Home Building and Loan Association

    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; solicitor, E. G. C. Bleakly. The directors are nearly all connected with the shipbuilding company.

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  • New Camden Brewery

    New Camden Brewery

    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

    The Casson Brothers, a clever acrobatic team made of Vincent A. Tydeman and William Dool, have secured an engagement in Atlantic City.

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  • East Side Notes

    East Side Notes

    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 deep, including a big mess of crabs. The party on aching home pitched their tent on the North Cramer Hill shore and entertained a number of friends, who had come to welcome them home. They had a “jolly good time.”‘

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  • Eighteen New Firemen Named

    Eighteen New Firemen Named

    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 first of next year.

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  • Sixteen Appointed to Fire Department

    Sixteen Appointed to Fire Department

    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 fortunate ones were Rollo Jones and Charles Cook, of the First ward; James White and Harry Anderson, Second ward; Ephraim Davis, Tenth ward; Samuel Sheer and B. Finley, Third ward; Martin Carrigan, Fourth ward; Joseph Daly, Fifth ward; Joseph Ernest, Sixth ward; Willlam Buzine, Seventh ward; William Munson, Charles Sturgis, Eighth ward; William Whitzell, Ninth ward; Joseph Till, Jr, East Camden. William Miller Eighth ward; John H. Vickers and F. Morse, Twelfth ward.

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  • More Firemen For Camden

    More Firemen For Camden

    The Fire Committee of Camden City Council have appointed the following firemen: Charles Cook. James, White, Harry Anderson, Samuel Sheer, Edward Finley, Martin Carrigan, Joseph Daly, Joseph Ernest, Neth Morrell, Willian Buzine, Charles Sturgis, Samuel T. Whitezell, Ephraim T. Davis, J. Oscar Till, J. H. Vickers, Frederick Morse. Rollo Jones and William Miller. Jones and Miller will go on duty at once, and the others on January 1, by which time it is expected the new fire house at Twelfth and Federal streets, will be completed. The new men will be distributed among the older companies. The new company will be made up of experienced men from the other companies.

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  • Woman in a Gang of Safe Robbers

    Woman in a Gang of Safe Robbers

    It is believed a woman accompanied a gang of safe robbers to blow open the safe of the Gloucester Grain and Dairy Feed Company’s building.

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  • The Directors of Camden National Bank

    The Directors of Camden National Bank

    The directors of the Camden National Bank will hold a meeting next Wednesday, when arrangements will be made for the erection of the new building at Broadway and Sycamore street.

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  • Dutch Supper

    Dutch Supper

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 15, 1905 Joseph Pfeiffer gave a Dutch supper to the members of the…

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  • More Policemen to go In Camden

    More Policemen to go In Camden

    According to a statement made by a member of the Police Committee of Camden City Council to an Inquirer reporter yesterday, charges will be preferred against a number of Democratic policemen during the week and the resignations of the officers are likely to follow.

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  • Policeman Will Contest Dismissal

    Policeman Will Contest Dismissal

    Policeman Samuel B. F. Alcott was tried last night by the Police Committee of the Camden City Council and dismissed from the service of the city, having been charged with assault and battery upon William Morris, a fireman. .

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  • News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. A. Building into which the frightened woman ran for protection. He wielded a razor and came within an inch of slashing the woman’s throat. The police were notified and are looking for the man, whose name is known.

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  • New Firemen Added to Camden’s Force

    New Firemen Added to Camden’s Force

    Camden City Council’s Fire Committee last night appointed additional firemen, the increased force being necessary by reason of the spreading of the department. The following are the new firemen: Charles Cook, First ward; James White and Harry Anderson, Second ward; Edward Finley; Third Ward; Martin Corrigan, Fourth ward: James Willis, Fiith ward; Harry Green, Sixth ward; Seth Monnell and Edward Buzine, Seventh ward; Charles,Sturgis and Wiliam Miller, Eighth ward; Semuel Witzel, Ninth ward; Ephraim Davis, Tenth ward; J. O. Till, Eleventh ward: J.H. Vickers and Fred Morse, Twelfth ward.

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  • First Days of Carnegie Library

    First Days of Carnegie Library

    During the first eight days of business at the Camden Free Public Library, at Broadway and Line street, Camden, 1562 readers had been registered. William J. Browning, chief clerk of the House of Representatives, has presented the library with a rare and finely illustrated set of “Census of the Philippine Islands.”

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  • To Build Camden’s New Bank

    To Build Camden’s New Bank

    The contract for the erection of the new banking building of the Camden National Bank, at Broadway and Sycamore street, Camden, has been awarded to J. E. and A. L. Pennock. The building is to be of terra cotta and brick, and the interior is to be finished in white marble. It is to be ready for occupancy January 1, 1906

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  • Fined for Spanking Neighbor’s Child

    Fined for Spanking Neighbor’s Child

    Helen Connord, of Fillmore street, was fined for spanking an neighborhood 8-year-old with a broomstick last night.

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  • 1906 Central Trust Officers and Directors

    A. McCRACKEN, President C. T. SHARPLESS, Vice-President T. S. NEKERVIS, Treasurer C. CHESTER CRAIG, Trust Officer WILLIAM C. JONES, Solicitor.

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