DAILY TRUE AMERICAN
INDEX TO THE YEAR 1858
ANNUAL CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN TRENTON
(Compiled by the Reporter of the True American.)
1. Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick resigned his charge as pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church; weather more like spring than winter; meeting of citizens at City Hall in favor of erecting public buildings of iron; $190, the proceeds of a concert the previous night distributed among the poor.
2. Battle of Princeton celebrated in which the Stockton Artillerists participated, having first paraded our streets; John Cook, a German, committed suicide in Lamberton street by drowning.
4. Great excitement, consequent on the escape of James P. Donnelly from the Freehold jail, who was recaptured the same day.
5. Mercer Courts opened, store of J. Chumar robbed.
6. Stables of Wm Grant, Jr, opposite Trenton Basin, burned.
7. Concert at Normal School for the benefit of the poor; 600 persons present; one of the most charming days of the season.
8. Exhibition of Mission Sunday School at Temperance Hall; Donnelly hung at Freehold; Grand Jury returned twenty-one bills.
9. Fire discovered in the engine house of the Union and Trenton Hose fire companies.
12. Legislature met; H. Speer, Esq., of Middlesex was elected President of the Senate, and Daniel Holsman, of Bergan, Speaker of the House.
13. Governors Message read in the Legislature; ten pin alley in Decatur street entirely consumed by fire; unemployed held a meeting; annual meeting of Free Masons in session.
14. Charity S. Burns died, aged 65; meeting of students of Trenton Academy respecting the death of their late principal, Wm. Backus.
16. R Chambers barn consumed by fire.
19. New Jersey State Agricultural Society met at Temperance Hall; old session room of the Second Presbyterian Church fired; also a house in Chauncey street; Theodosia, widow of Thomas Tindall, died, aged 69; Mercer County Medical Society met; U. S. District Court met.
21. New Jersey Historical Society, and Editors State Convention met; Mary, eldest daughter of James Hillman, died, aged 48; fire on Gallows Hill---barn of Evan Evans.
24. Joseph Howell died, aged 43; William E. Hunts barns set on fire.
25. Citizens of different wards organizing a secret police for the detection of incendiaries.
27. Mary L., wife of S. L. Frederick, died, aged 29; Elihu Burritt the learned Blacksmith, lectured at City Hall; Grand Division of Sons of Temperance,and New Jersey State Medical Society met.
28. Five men buried by the caving in of earth at the Trenton Basin---their lives saved by prompt and active measures; large oats barracks on General Cadwalladers farm burned.
30. Charles M. Hutchinson died, aged 19.
31. A lady seized, during the services of the Green Street Church, with a fit; arrests for the month at the Mayors Office, 51.
1. Albert Crozer died, aged 25; dwelling house of Wm. Willis entered by burglars and robbed.
2. State Homeopathic Society met.
3. Daring attempt to rob the Government House; bill to alter the North Eastern border of the city passed the House of Assembly.
4. Presidents message on the Lecompton Kansas Constitution published; repairs on the Canal going on actively---a large number of men employed.
5. Mrs. Mary Yard died, aged 62; house of John R. Dill entered by burglars.
6. Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of William P. Murphy died, aged 46.
7. Religious excitement and revival in several of the Churches.
9. Concert for the benefit of the unemployed workmen; Robert F. Stockton Jr., appointed Adjutant General by Governor Newell.
10. Mrs. Mary Reeder died, aged 54.
11. Military State Convention assembled at the City Hall; Edwin Forrest discontinued her trips for the season.
15. Ice dealers commenced filling their ice houses.
17. Joseph Cobine died, aged 65; nominees of the Governor for Trustees of the Normal School confirmed.
18. Joint meeting of the Legislature held.
19. Heavy snow storm set in; Margaret, wife of John A. Wright, died, aged 25 years; Delaware river frozen over.
20. Emeline A., wife of Joshua Norton, died.
Celebration of Washington's birthday, military parade in the day, and
ball at the City Hall at night, and literary exercises at the Temperance
Hall by the A T K Society; Lizzie L., daughter of Daniel B. Bodine, died,
aged 4 years.
22. Celebration of Washington's birthday, military parade in the day, and ball at the City Hall at night, and literary exercises at the Temperance Hall by the A T K Society; Lizzie L., daughter of Daniel B. Bodine, died, aged 4 years.
23. Discussion at the State House on the Quarantine question.
25. Weather very mild---snow melted and disappeared.
28. Theodosia Farley died, aged 68; arrests for the month at the Mayors office, 43; Susan Rayner died, aged 37.
1. Clerk and Surrogate, R. C. Belville and R. R. Rogers, sworn into office.
2. Complimentary Concert to Professor Fletcher; Central Preachers Association met; Patrick Molloy died, aged 25.
3. Daily prayer meetings commenced; Mrs. Catherine Fagan died, aged 77.
6. Unemployed workingmen held a meeting at the City Hall.
7. Rev. Anthony Atwood preached on the subject of missions in the Green Street M. E. Church.
8. Susan N., wife of Joseph O. Johnson, died, aged 26; 130 persons made a profession of religion during a revival in the Green Street M. E. Church; Gardner Walker died, aged 22.
10. Hon. Edward Everett delivered his eloquent oration on Washington, at the Green Street M. E. Church, which was crowded.
11. Hon. Edward Everett visited the Legislature and met with a formal reception; Letitia Jane, wife of David Clare, died, aged 26; Mrs. Sarah M. Rogers died, aged 72.
12. Rendered memorable as the day on which was issued the famous Tory circular, by the editor of the Republican and State Gazette, at the immense cost of seventeen penny postage stamps.
13. Libelous article appeared in the same paper against the Postmaster, respecting the above mentioned circulars.
15. Mrs. Susan Bales died, aged 46.
16. A delightful spring-like day.
17. Donation visit to Rev. Mr. Dobbins, of the Green Street Church; James Martin died, aged 78; St. Patricks day, Jackson Guards paraded the streets.
18. Edwin Forrest resumed her trips on the Delaware; Legislature adjourned same day.
19. Papers abound with accounts of religious revivals.
21. Stacy G. Potts Jr., died, aged 24; some young men found $700 on gold in our streets, belonging to Gipsy named Riley.
22. Henrietta, wife of A. H. Vancleve, died, aged 50.
23. Benjamin Brown, Clerk of the State Prison, died, aged 35.
24. United States Recruiting Station closed, and officers left for Syracuse; Daniel Belle_jeau died, aged 73.
25. Stockton Artilerists and Irish Volunteers opened their Armories for volunteers for Utah; eighteen boys arrested and taken before the Mayor, charged with damaging property of Mr. Barton.
28. Palm Sunday, celebrated with peculiar solemnity at the Catholic Church; Miss Adelaide Owen died, aged 18.
30. Two colored men arrested for robbing vessels at the Trenton Basin.
31. Enlistments for Utah numbered upward of 90; arrests for the month at the Mayors office, 61.
1. Samuel Smith, and extensive chicken thief, arrested and committed.
2. Several shad caught in the Delaware; commencement of the season.
4. John McDonald died, aged 60.
5. 25 taverns licensed by Common Council.
6. The following religious appointments made; Rev. W. E. Perry, Pastor Green Street M. E. Church; Rev. P. Cline, Front Street M. E. Church; Rev. S. Townsend, Union Street Church. Mary A. Cantwell died, aged 5 years; John R. Tucker nominated on the Republican ticket for Mayor.
8. James Rogers nominated for Mayor on the anti L__mpton ticket.
9. Joseph Wood nominated for Mayor on the Democratic ticket; E. Page & Cos saw mill struck by lightning.
11. Benjamin Hayden died, aged 85.
12. City Election---Joseph Wood elected Mayor, together with all the candidates on the Democratic city ticket; Council stands 14 Democrats, 10 Opposition.
15. Newspaper war between the Trenton physicians renewed---no bones broken.
19. Meeting of policy holders of the Trenton and Mutual Insurance Company.
21. Joshua Stradling died, aged 68, and Harvey Johnston, aged 40; first meeting of the new Council- standing committees selected for the year.
22. Joseph Clayton died, aged 107; Andrew Hammell died, aged 69.
25. Lavinia Ann, daughter of B. K. McClurg died, aged 5 years; Ellen, wife of Samuel M. Barclay, died, aged 24.
27. Mercer Courts met, and 19 applications for taverns granted; Mayor Wood resigned and Franklin S. Mills elected Mayor by Council.
28. 20 persons confirmed at St. Michaels Church.
29. Grand Jury returned 22 bills of indictment; number of marriages in Mercer County for the year ending this day, 324; deaths, 491; births, 740.
30. Ella, daughter of Samuel Sutton, died, aged 7 years; number of arrests for the month at the Mayors office, 24.
3. Marion Rifles, of Burlington City, visited Trenton; Eagle Fire Company gave a ball at the City Hall.
9. Mary, daughter of Edmund Bartzell, died, aged __ years; 6 persons baptized in the Hanover Baptist Church.
10. Albert __ Rice died, aged 27.
12. Newly elected Board of Freeholders organized; Sarah Dunlap died, aged 79; public meeting held at City Hall to induce State Agricultural Society to locate Fair in the vicinity of Trenton.
18. Mary Howell died, aged 87.
19. Mrs. Hannah Rusling, wife of G. Rusling, died.
20. Severe hail storm; store, corner of Clinton and Perry streets, entered by burglars; State Agricultural Society resolved to hold their fair in this city; balloting for pastor at the Third Presbyterian Church, Yeormans 82, Nixon 37.
21. A little girl fell into a lime kiln at the Gas Works and was burned to death.
23. William Trimble died, aged 21.
24. Stockton Artillerists paraded the streets; Thomas Meredith died, aged 29; Miss Ann Tindall died, aged 76.
27. Henry Morse died, aged 27.
28. The Secretary of the Cricket Club threw down his bat---no battle ensued.
30. Grand missionary meeting at the Green st. Church; several speeches made; Dr. Freese revived the Trenton Monument project.
31. Arrests for the month, 41.
1. Franklin S. Mills inaugurated as Mayor of the city.
2. A man named Peter Magee severely injured at the Trussel Works.
3. Trenton Cricket Club played their first game; butter fingers numerous.
5. Amanda M., wife of George W. Miller, died.
6. Thirty-one persons joined the First Presbyterian Church.
7. Meeting of citizens at City Hall to make arrangements for the celebration of the 4th of July.
11. Mrs. Lydia C. Stansbury died, aged 47.
12. Seth Wright died, aged 75.
13. A portion of the walls of the Union Street M. E. Church gave way during service; Eliza, wife of George Severs, died, aged 31.
14. Ann, wife of M. Higgins, died, aged 26; new carriage house of the Trenton Hose completed.
15. Board of Fire Engineers decided the precedence of the several companies.
18. Average range of the thermometer for the week, 68.
19. Thermometer rose to 85.
20. Missionary Anniversary at the Front Street Church; Francis Lanning died, aged 57.
22. New Brunswick Presbytery met, and deemed it inexpedient to prosecute the call of the Rev. Mr. Yeomans; Trenton Monument Association held a meeting at Trenton House and resolved to have a State Monument.
23. Anna Vaciere died, aged 83.
24. Colored Free Masons of the State had a procession.
25. A scorcher---thermometer at 92 in the shade.
27. A vermilion edict issued by the Marshal against dogs; Susannah, daughter of John Carley, died, aged 7 years.
28. Grand firemens parade on the occasion of the return of the engine of the Good Will Fire Company.
29. Fevers reported as prevalent in consequence of the excessive heat.
30. William V. Justice appointed assistant in the Trenton Post Office; Arrests for the month at the Mayors Office, 44.
2. John Aitkin died, aged 64.
4. Interesting ceremonies, appropriate to the day, took place in the Sabbath Schools.
5. Celebration of the Fourth took place; processions by fireman, military and others; oration at City Hall by Isaac R. Wilson Esq.; Eagle engine house dedicated; John Symone, a youth aged 18, drowned.
6. Collision on the Belvidere Rail Road, near Trenton---Conductor and Engineer severely injured.
9. Patrick Costilon died from injuries received at the Rolling Mill; a traveler, named Belyes drowned in the Feeder.
12. Morgan Bennett, son of Jacob M. Bennett, killed by falling from a window of the third story of his fathers residence.
13. Joseph Mount died, aged 34; George R. Claflen drowned in the Assanpink.
16. Vacation of Public Schools commenced today.
17. John Briest Sr., died, aged 49.
20. A female of equivocal reputation jumped into the Water Power; rescued by passing philanthropists.
21. A young man named John Crawford drowned in the Feeder.
22. Six deaths recorded of children under eighteen months old.
23. Elizabeth Meredith died, aged 17.
25. Tacy Brannin died, aged 63.
27. Catherine Conlin died, aged 27.
28. Mary Stevens died, aged 14; Edward Norton, a convict at the State Prison, made a desperate attempt to escape, and only submitted when wounded in the hand by shot.
30. Charles H. Hill died, aged 22; Alderman Higbee prescribes the cold water cure for the reformation of drunkards.
31. Number of arrests at the Mayors office, 76.
4. Eliza K., daughter of Gershom Rusling, died, aged 20; Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the State met; Hannah Crossley died, aged 95; few infants died on the same day.
7. Sarah H., widow of Richard J. Bond, died, aged 76.
8. William B. Mount died, aged 24.
9. Harmony Engine Company held a picnic; grain stacks of Mr. DeCou destroyed by fire; Col. Wilkinson and wife thrown from a wagon.
10. Son of S. Bennett thrown from a wagon and badly inured.
11. George Weeks died, aged 38; County Jail contained 30 prisoners.
12. Editorial Convention held at Patterson; the Trenton editors attended, in consequence of which, the town was very quiet; William Kay, foreman of the Phoenix Paper Mill, died.
16. News of the success of the Atlantic Telegraph project received; impromptu celebration of the event by our citizens.
17. Mrs. Ann Forbes died, aged 66.
18. Miss Ann Woolsey died; Joseph Raney elected Principal of the Public School.
22. Charles Crossley died, aged 40.
23. Firemens torchlight procession in honor of the laying of the telegraph; William Mullneix appointed watchman of the 2nd ward.
24. Edwin A. Mershon died, aged 15; Water Works inspected by the city officials, accompanied by the President and Directors of the Company.
25. Stockholders of the Trenton Iron Company met and elected officers; bark mills of William H. Potts discovered on fire---not much damage done; old folks picnic held.
27. Mary Ann, wife of Joseph Pierson, died, aged 49.
29. School Trustees resolved to build a new school house on Market street.
30. Delaware and Eagle Fire Companies had a grand picnic in Jackson woods.
31. Business of the Artizan Bank ceased; water in the Delaware lower than it had been for many years previous; number of arrests for the month, 59.
1. Barn of Edward Dolton, in Decatur street, burned; thousands of plover in the neighborhood.
2. Farms in the vicinityoverrun by grasshoppers; Judge Ryerson tendered his resignation, to take effect on the 8th.
3. Edward W. Whelpley appointed Judge of the Supreme Court, vice Ryerson resigned; Joseph Bamford died.
5. Miss Susan Har_ died; Mrs. Martha Hill died, aged 67.
6. Political parties commenced operations; primary meetings called.
8. John L. N. Stratton, Esq., nominated for Congress; Israelites of the city celebrated the opening of their ecclesiastical year.
10. Capt. Daniel Baker, State Armorer, died, aged 78.
13. Reception of the new carriage of the Trenton Hose---grand parade; Mary E. Richardson died, aged 21.
14. Grand Exhibition of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society commenced; Col. James W. Wall nominated for Congress.
16. Virginia D. Mount died, aged 19.
17. Governor Newell and others delivered addresses at the State Fair.
18. Charles G. Rhinehart died, aged 6; Richard McCannon died, aged 82.
19. Jasper S. Hill died, aged 27.
23. Nine boys arrested for stealing grapes.
24. Harmony Engine Company started for Wilmington.
25. Donatis comet creating a sensation.
26. Rev. Mr. Duane entered upon his duties as pastor of the Trinity Church, and Rev. O. T. Walker took charge of the Lamberton Baptist Church.
29. Workingmen met in the Fourth Ward, and organized a Union.
30. Professor Godey made a balloon ascension; J. R. Freese appointed Deputy Adjutant General; with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; grand missionary meeting at the Green street M. E. Church; two ladies volunteered to go to China; number of arrests at the Mayors office for the month, 66.
1. Workingmen held a large meeting, and adopted their platform of principles.
2. Grand Jury presented 53 bills; fluid lamp exploded at the house of Edward Gordon.
3. Fires at house of Mrs. McGowan, and millwright shop of James H. Smith; Woodruff street Sunday School organized; Susannah Brannin died, aged 29.
5. A colored man shot at Lawrence; Delaware Fire Company visited the Young Mens Christian Association.
6. Opposition County Convention held; John Muirhead nominated for Sheriff.
11. Trinity Church, Episcopal, organized.
12. Workingmens meeting at the City Hall---officers elected; Gun store of Henry Parker robbed.
14. Robert Aitkin nominated at the Opposition candidate for the Legislature.
17. Susan Warner, wife of Jacob Warner, died, aged 66; William Robbins arrested for robbing the gun store of Henry Parker.
18. Anna Stokes, wife of William M. Stokes, died.
19. Synod of New Jersey met; Jonathan S. Fish nominated for the Legislature.
20. Obadiah Jones died, aged 72.
23. New rooms at the Christian Association opened in Warren street.
24. Richard Roney died, aged 77.
26. Good Will Fire Company visited in a body the rooms of the Christian Association; George Varnum died, aged 64; Thomas Cunningham met with an accident at Kays paper mill.
28. A number of Trentonians started for long Island to invest their funds in Patchen stock; they succeeded admirably.
29. A man killed on the Belvidere Rail Road, near the Ewing station, named Dyer; James H. Smith died.
31. Number of arrests for the month, 39.
1. Third Presbyterian Church made out a call for the Rev. Mr. Chapin, of Ohio, to become their pastor.
2. Fire broke out in the house of Mr. Hargrave, in Canal street; election day; Robert Aitkin elected to the Legislature from the Trenton and Ewing district---majority 262.
6. Fourth Presbyterian Church organized.
9. Newly elected Sheriff, Mr. Muirheid, sworn into office; congregation of the Fourth Church made out a call for the Rev. Mr. Yeomans.
11. Editorial Convention met at Bordentown; Opposition had a kind of procession; Adeline Hoguet, wife of Charles Megil, died.
13. Friends of Stephen A. Douglas held a meeting at Temperance Hall.
15. First letter of JUNIS appeared---great sensation among the never mind the change gentry; every body wanted to know whos Junius? but nobody found out.
16. The proprietor of the True American threatened with a libel suit; the thing didn't go down; Elizabeth Carr, one of the victims of the fearful Gouldy tragedy, enacted in New York, was buried in this city.
17. A meeting held to organize a Fourth Methodist Church.
18. Thanksgiving day; grand exhibition of the Sunday Schools of the Christian Association.
22. State canvassers met; new hall of the Y. M. Christian Association dedicated.
24. Street lamps relighted.
25. Ten persons brought before the Mayor, charged with being connected with a disorderly house.
30. Mrs. Mary Rh_mer died, aged 33; number of arrests for the month, 40.
1. Elizabeth Craft died, aged 62; child of Capt. John Travers fell into a vessel of boiling water, and severely scalded---died on the following day.
2. The great confidence man turned up in this city.
3. Marian OBrien died, aged 75; Sons of Malta organized a lodge.
5. Mrs. Hannah W. Blackfan died, aged 63.
7. Presidents annual message published; Trenton Hose Company visited the rooms of the Christian Association to listen to an address by Mr. E. T. Green.
9. Fire Companies assembled at the Green st. Church, to hear several persons speak; Michael Schoenhut, a fugitive from justice, arrested in Philadelphia by James H. McGuire, brought to Trenton and lodged in jail.
10. Hon. William L. Dayton declines by letter, being a candidate for the U. S. Senate.
15. John Smith, father of Major R. M. Smith, died; Richard Eastwood drowned in the canal, near the wire mill.
16. Eagle Fire Company rally at the Temperance Hall; Lecture by Mr. Augustus Green; dial of the City Hall clock illuminated; Rev. Mr. Yeomans accepts the call of the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
17. Thomas Neal, deputy Keeper of State Prison, died, aged 76.
18. Mrs. Phoebe Hankinson died, aged 80.
19. Grand missionary ceremonies at all the Methodist Churches; Bishop Scott and Drs. Darwin and Wiley were present---$620 collected.
20. Ladies Union Home Mission organized.
21. Ladies Grand Fair commenced at Temperance Hall; workingmen discussed the due bill system; Edward J. Walker died, aged 41.
25. Christmas Day; every body joined in the festivities of the occasion especially the juvenile population.
27. Jackson Guards, Capt. Harley, and company of Continentals, Capt. Lyons, celebrated the Battle of Trenton; the Hessians were taken as usual; in the evening , a meeting was held at Temperance Hall, the Hall was crowded, and an oration was delivered, accompanied by vocal music from an Amateur Company.
28. Three men arrested for burning down the barn of Isaac Winner; afterwards discharged, and a girl in his employ arrested and confessed the crime; Assanpink Lodge of Sons of Malta resolved to distribute a thousand loaves of bread; discussion at the Workingmens Union on the subject of electing Judges by the people.
29. Snow storm commenced a little before noon, and lasted all day; sleighs out in the evening.
30. Considerable sleighing; north east storm with sleet and snow.
31. Rain storm; weather cold and chilly; number of arrests for the month, 47; As we close our chronology for the month, the wind has shifted to the north west, giving prospect of the New Years opening with clear weather.
IMPROVEMENTS IN TRENTON IN 1858.
The following is believed to be nearly a correct list of the buildings erected in the city of Trenton during the year 1858; also their location, by whom owned, the material of which they are primarily constructed, the use for which they were designed, and in most cases the builders names, and the cost in round numbers, of each one respectively; viz :
On the north side of State street, between Warren and Green streets, William Johnson and Samuel D. Forman have erected two three story brick stores for Miss Dill, the lower front story and window heads being of cast iron, from the foundry of Bottom and Tiffany, of this city---cost $12,000.
William R. and F. Titus, a three story brick dwelling for Charles Rice, in State near Stockton street---cost $2,800.
On State street, opposite Cottage Row, Robert Aitkin and Job M. Renneit, a two-and-a-half story brick dwelling, with two story kitchen in the rear, and also a brick stable and carriage house for Forman Hendrickson---cost $3,200.
Also, a similar dwelling and adjoining the above, by the same builders, for N. E. Britton---cost $3,200.
On the west side of Clinton Avenue, by Preston Graham, for Henry Skirm, a three story brick dwelling---cost $3,200.
On the east side of Clinton and the corner of Cooks Avenue, a three story dwelling by Graham and Forman, for Elias Cook---cost $5,100.
On the adjoining lot, a house of the same style and character, for the same owner, by the same builders---cost $5,100.
On Cooks Avenue, south side, Samuel T. Forman, a three story brick dwelling and out buildings, for his own occupancy, at a cost of $3,500.
East of the above, and adjoining the same, a house of the same description, put up by James Hammell and S. T. Forman, for Thomas P. Johnston---cost $3,500.
On the west side of Ewing, near Southard street, Preston Graham, a two-and-a-half story frame dwelling, for his own residence---cost $1,500.
On the south side of Front street, near Stockton, William Johnson and S. T. Forman, a three story brick dwelling for Luther Ward---cost $2,400.
On the ___th side of Front street, between Stockton and Montgomery streets, D. S. Anderson, and Bennent & Carlile, have erected two three story brick dwellings for Col. Wilkinson, at a cost of $2,000 each---$4,000.
The same builders have also erected a row of five brick houses, three stories high, on the corner of Montgomery and Front streets, for U. T. Scudder, C & I Moore, and others, at a cost of $2,700 each---$13,500.
William Johnson has erected two three story brick dwellings on his property in Front street, east of Montgomery at a cost of $2,400 each---4,800.
Whittaker, James & Darrah, a large brick store house on the south side of Front street, adjoining their canal basin---$1,700.
J. F. Klein has build three two story brick dwellings on the south side of Washington street, near Greene, at a cost of $650 each, by Ford & Lindsley, and William Johnston, builders---$1,950.
Hiram Deats, for addition and fixing up
No 77 Warren street . $700
Samuel R. Smith, for addition and fixing up
No 75 Warren street .. $1,050
Hughes & Furman, a carpenter shop in
Pike street ... $150
William Burrows, an addition to stable in
Pike street $100
On the east side of Barnes street, two brick dwellings, two stories high, built by William F. Pitcher, the owner, cost each $500---$1,000.
On the west side of the same street, Mr. T. Hill has put up five 2 story brick dwelling houses, at a cost of $500 each---$2,500.
Mr. Hill has also built two frame houses adjoining the above at a cost of $400 each---$800.
Hiram Booze, two frame dwellings, two stories high, corner of Barnes street and Tan Yard Alley, cost each $400---$800.
On Willow street, nearly opposite Quarry street, George L. Dean, a two story frame dwelling house---$600.
On the corner of Willow and Higbee streets, William Davy, a small brick dwelling and store--- cost $600.
Near the last mentioned, a small frame tenement on Willow street, worth about $350.
South of Calhouns Lane, and near the B & D Railroad, John Pash_ey has erected for the manufacturing of glue, two frame buildings---worth some $550.
On the northerly side of Pennington street, John Hazard, a small addition to his frame house, to be used as a store---cost $250.
P and J Fell, two frame dwellings, two-and-a-half stories high, re-built on the foundation of those burned some months since on Pennington street, near Warren, $500 each---$1,000.
Joseph Trier, a small frame dwelling near the above, on the same street---$350.
On the southerly side of Bank street, a carriage house and stable by Dr. J. Quick---cost $600.
In Quarry street, Hughes and Furman have put up for John C. Cook, two frame dwellings, two stories high, cost $450 each---$900.
On Bond street, a brick house for Eagle Engine, No 3, erected by Robert Aitkin, and Bennett & Carlile, for the city of Trenton---at a cost of $1,300.
In Jackson street between Market and Livingston, John Conover, two frame dwellings, two stories high, each $650---cost $1,300.
On the same block, two brick dwellings, two stories high, one built and owned by John Conover, and the other by Victor M. Corkins, cost each $750---$1,500.
Near Market street, same block, a small frame house by Mr. Ford---cost $450.
On the west side of Jackson street, between Market and Taylor streets, Bennett & Carlile, an addition to their two houses---costing $160.
Speeler, Taylor & Bloor have erected a new kiln and workshop at their Porcelain Works---at a cost of $4,500.
West side of Mercer street, near the Assanpink, Mr. Matthews has put up a small two story dwelling house for John Glyn---cost $750.
On Mercer between Market and Livingston streets, the society of Friends, (Orthodox), have put up a brick meeting house, and frame horse sheds, at a cost of $2,200.
On the same street, south of Market street, Bennett & Carlile, an addition to their buildings previously erected---costing $175.
On the west side of Mercer, south of Market street, Robert Aitkin has put up three brick dwellings, three stories high, at a cost of $950 each---$2,850.
Near the last mentioned, Ira Bennett has built a small two story brick house---at a cost of $700.
On the east side of Mercer, and north of Taylor street, Charles Nutt, seven three story brick dwellings, with kitchen in the rear, costing each $800---$5,600.
On Clay street, east side, between Lewis street and the Railroad, John Conover, two brick dwelling houses, two stories high, costing each $800---$1,600.
Adjoining the last mentioned, Caleb S. Green, Esq, two other houses of same character, and value, $800---$1,600.
On Livingston street, where Aborns candle factory formerly stood, Mr. Matthews has put up __ frame dwelling houses for Wollastan Red________________and-a-half stories high, and costing $___--$1,200.
On Market street, below Cooper street, James Hammell, and Bennett & Carlile, for the use of the public schools of the cit of Trenton, a very creditable brick building, at a cost of $3,000.
On the same side of Market street, near Jackson, Phillip Kemble, two three story brick dwellings, costing $900 each---$1,800.
At the Stockton street bridge, fronting on Market street, Matthew Lumley, a frame building for an ice house---$500.
On the north side of Bridge street, near Second street, Wm C. Vansant and A. K. Rowan, two small brick houses, costing each $400---$800.
Near the South Trenton public school, Morris Matthews has put up a two story brick dwelling house for himself---costing $1,300.
On the corner of Centre and Federal streets John Flager and William Levy have built for Andrew Sloher a three story brick store and dwelling---cost $1,500.
I & C Moores mill having been rough cast and improved at a cost of $550.
Archibald Yard, a three story brick store and dwelling, corner of Warren and Mill streets, Robert Aitkin and Job M. Bennett, builders---cost $2,100.
Barney Consolly, an addition to his house, corner of Bridge street and Warren---costing $400.
On the east side of Warren street, opposite the American Hotel, D. S. Anderson and Samuel Mulford have erected for Edward Dolton, a three story brick store, at a cost of $3,200.
On the west side of Green street, next door south of the Madison House, Morris Matthews, a three story brick building for Samuel B. Page, to be used for store purposes---costing $950.
On the south side of Academy street, above Montgomery, Wm. R. Titus has erected four brick dwellings, three stories high, at a cost of $2,400 each---$9,600.
On the north side of Academy, near Stockton street, Robert Aitkin and William F. Pitcher, two three story brick dwellings for William G. Cook, costing each $2,200---$4,400.
On the north side of Perry street, nearly opposite Stockton, Charles Simmons, a two-and-a-half story brick store and dwelling for $900.
On the same block as above, a similar building, only larger, has been put up by James Gamble, for store and dwelling---$4,400.
On the north side of Perry street, the African Methodist E. Church has been enlarged at a cost of $2,100.
Next door to Pages Factory, in Stockton street, Mr. Page has put up a brick building, three stories high, for store and office room---costing $800.
On the north side of Brunswick turnpike, Wm Levy has put up for Mr. Kennedy, a two story frame dwelling---costing $800.
In Rose street, north of the Feeder, Wm. Levy has put up for Frederick Buler, a frame dwelling, two stories high for $400.
Also one for John Furick for $600.
Also one for Joseph Rumley for $450.
And a frame store and dwelling for Peter Murphy, corner Rose street and Brunswick turnpike---costing $800.
In that interesting settlement known as Guyerville, north of Perry street, and east of the canal and railroad, where the names of streets are unknown to the inhabitants, Patrick Fleming has built himself a frame house---worth about $400.
Mrs. Flaherty a similar habitation, for $450.
And somebody with an unpronounceable name, a two story frame house---worth $500.
Esward Sweeny, a dwelling house two stories high, on Centre street, west side---$400.
In Lamberton, the house formerly occupied by Jesse Wooley has been enlarged and improved by some new owner of the same, and whose name is unknown to us, at a cost of about $450.
First Ward, 26 buildings and 3 additions, at a cost of . ..$73,050.
Second Ward, 23 buildings, at a cost of ...... ...$10,300.
Third Ward, 35 buildings and 3 additions, at a cost of .$35,335.
Fourth Ward, 1 building and 1 addition, at a cost of ... ...$2,500.
Fifth Ward, 19 buildings and 1 addition, at a cost of .....$27,750.
Sixth Ward, 1 building and 1 addition, at a cost of ....... ..$850.
Total ....... .$149,785
Total number of buildings ........ 105
First Ward .51,500 . .73,050
Second Ward .... 27,900 .. 10,300
Third Ward .... ....38,800 . .35,335
Fourth Ward . .14,800 ... 2,500
Fifth Ward . 21,100 .. 27,750
Sixth Ward .. 8,800 ... .850
$5,115 less this year
Interments in the Mercer Cemetery, 1858
We are indebted to Mr. David Wintherup , Superintendent of the Mercer Cemetery, for the following accurate table of the interments in the Mercer Cemetery, during the year 1858.
Adults Children Still born
January 7 .. 4 .3
February . .9 .. .7 ... .2
March .... .11 .10 . .. .4
April*.. .....6 ... 8 . 2
May .. 6 ...5 .. . ..2
June .. 6 . ..7 ... . .0
July . .11 18 .... .2
August . 7 . 17 . 4
September .. ..6 ... 9 .2
October .. ..4 ... .6 .1
November ....3 ... .2 .3
December ....6 .... .4 .0
*On the 25th, Joseph Clayton, 107 years old.
Adults . .....82 ..96
Children .......97 ... .... ...91
Infants, (still born) .. ...25 ..16
The interments in other places in the city have not been accurately ascertained, but the whole number of deaths during the last year in the city was a little over 400. In 1856, the whole number of interments in the city was 407. There was about the same number last year, showing that we are not afflicted by sudden epidemics, and that the number that die annually is the result of natural mortality, and is below the average of other cities of the same population.