Tag: Elbridge B. McClong

  • Police Carnival was a Gigantic Success

    Police Carnival was a Gigantic Success

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 16, 1914 POLICE CARNIVAL WAS A GIGANTIC SUCCESS Considered one of the most successful events ever given in Camden, the second annual industrial show and carnival of the Camden Police Beneficial Association came to a close in the Third Regiment Armory Saturday night with the crowning of the queen. Miss Margaret…

  • Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Coursey Breaks Down While Story of Cold-Blooded Killing of Karl Kellmann is Told by Detective; Two ‘Pals,’ Too, Accused of Crime Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday,…

  • Police Pension Fund Election

    Police Pension Fund Election

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 14, 1910 There was a spirited contest at the annual election of officers of the Camden Police Pension Fund yesterday. J. Oscar Weaver won out for the presidency of the fund over George Anderson. The other officers elected follow: Vice presidents James Clay; recording secretary, Edward Hyde; financial secretary, James E.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…