Wednesday, December 31,
Twelve Months Just Passed Have Been Marked
By Many Important Happenings In History of the City.
2. John P. Dullard elected president of Board
3. Office of state treasurer tendered Frank O.
4. Frank O. Briggs enters state treasurership
Police department issued orders for permanent removal from sidewalks
of all obstructions.
Railroad Company granted increase of wages to trainmen.
Telephone Company began work on new exchange building.
10. Counselor James Buchanan argued in
Mercer Court for decree of insolvency for estate of Samuel K. Wilson.
opening of the State Legislature. John P. Murphy put on trial here for
the murder of his wife.
ground men of Inter-State Telephone Company struck.
Board of Agriculture concluded annual session.
Franklin Murphy inaugurated.
murder case goes to jury.
of John Moses. John P. Murphy
found guilty of murder in the second degree. John F. Dryden nominated for New Jersey Senator.
M. Rusling selected leader of Mercer County Democrats.
Librarian Henry C. Buchanan asks Legislature for more library room.
Lodge F. and A. M. met in annual session.
class graduated from State Normal School.
A. Allen, one of the most prominent Friends in this section of the country,
train of eight cars thrown down thirty foot embankment on Trenton cut
off by collision with standing car.
Governor Murphy and family moved to Trenton from Newark for Legislative
session. Frozen body of John
Ertle found in Cedar Lane.
P. Murphy sentenced to seventeen years in State Prison for murder of
F. Lash buried.
Taylor held in court for atrocious assault on Charles Hyde. Christina Zorola held for death of husband.
George Hettrick arraigned in Mercer Court for murder of John
Hyde, who was stabbed by Edward Taylor, died.
Taylor held for murder of Charles Hyde.
Rowley found dead at Enterprise Lodging house. Frank O. Briggs elected State Treasurer by joint session of
Wednesday and opening of Lent. Ninety-second
anniversary of Lincoln’s birth observed here.
coal supply begins to grow short. Family
of Willis P. Bainbridge narrowly escaped asphyxiation by gas.
Harry Loveless of Cheaspeak City killed here by trolley car.
school destroyed by fire.
of Mrs. Robert Emmet Godshalk.
in throes of severe blizzard. General
W. H. Cooper died suddenly in Camden. John Tattersall dropped dead while at
telephone. Captain Charles F.
Snowden, for many years keeper of state arsenal, died suddenly.
term of Supreme Court opened. J.
Willard Morgan, of Camden, elected State Comptroller by joint session
of Legislature, to succeed William S. Hancock.
session of Knights of Pythais opened.
of General Cooper.
river threatened to flood South Trenton because of ice jam. Fearful storm of snow and sleet began
tonight and destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property.
placed on trial in Mercer Court for murder of John Kraus. Edward Taylor arraigned in Mercer Court
and charged with murder of Charles Hyde.
Delaware river, bound with ice, threatens great damage to South Trenton.
case in hands of the jury. Hettrick
jury returned verdict of murder in first degree after fifteen minutes
Henry P. Green, of Ewing, died.
Gee died. Was one oldest employees
of Pennsylvania railroad.
O. Osborne named as head keeper of state prison. George Hettrick sentenced to die April 4.
B. Swayze named as private secretary of Governor Murphy.
in First M. E. Church.
of Urken & Cohen destroyed by fire.
Mary Jane Emmons dropped dead. The
Rev. Father Conway buried.
A. C. arraigned in Mercer Court and pleads not guilty to charge of conducting
of Mrs. Charles T. Rielly. Lawyers
B. Wright died.
Sweeney, police sergeant, died.
celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
of Andrew Sweeney. Funeral of
Joseph B. Wright.
States Circuit Court opened.
services in honor of the late General Sewell by joint Legislature.
Eliza A. Ashmore, mother of ex-Sheriff Ashmore, died. Thomas S. Cadwalader died.
of M. V. Taylor, who was killed by the caving in of a well at the American
Heat and Power Company chartered.
T. Moore drowned in water power.
Justice David A. Depue died today.
Hettrick hung for murder of John Kraus.
Funeral of Dennis Roe.
anniversary celebration of disbandment of Volunteer Fire Department.
of Chief Justice Depue.
meeting of Presbytery of New Brunswick held in Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Brigade Veterans’ Society held annual meeting. Joseph Parker beaten and robbed, died at Broad Street Park.
Governor Murphy signed voting machine bill.
of Albert Brandt, Sr.
17. George Davis,
who robbed Y. M. C. A., sentenced to two years in state prison.
18. James Neill,
who was killed at the Perry street crossing, buried.
Voorhees gives $25,000 to Rutgers College.
Elko burned in canal; loss, $80,000.
Swope found dead in bed at his home on Warren street.
inquires into death of James Neill.
28. New city
charter agitation started. County
Physician condemns Perry street crossing.
Taylor placed on trial for murder of Charles Hyde. Coroner’s jury blames Pennsylvania railroad
for the death of James Neill.
murder case went to jury.
disagreed in Taylor murder case after 22 hour session.
annual convention N. B. O. P. opened.
Council asked for new city charter.
Board increased salaries and employed additional teachers. Lafayette Lodge No. 65, A. O. U. W., instituted.
Katzenbach vetoed heat and power ordinance of the Trenton Heat and Power
Company. Dr. Cecelia A. Brown
B. O. P. decided to lessen number of executive committee. Sommers Blackman, an Atlantic county prisoner,
found dead in the state prison.
Hughes is re-elected leader of N. B. O. P.
of Freeholders re-elected old officers.
annual convention state division. S.
of V., adjourned.
Nigliaecia stabbed Gennaro Chianesse.
outing of school children at Cadwalader Park.
trial of Edward Taylor for killing Charles Hyde opened. Vice Chancellor Reed issued injunction
against South Jersey Gas and Electric, which stopped work of laying
pipes on White Horse road. Baptist
Ministerial Union met. Irish
mass meeting at Taylor Opera House.
convict at state hospital attacked Keeper Jacob Hunsinger.
firemen met in Association Hall in sixteenth annual session, and elected
John J. Ready, of Orange, president.
Society of Sons of Revolution held annual meeting at Princeton.
Edward Taylor found guilty of manslaughter.
Flying drill and an engine in collision on Trenton cut off killed J. D.
White, of Harrisburg. Local health
board asked school commission to assist in compulsory vaccination.
25. New chapel
of Evangelical Lutheran Christ Church dedicated.
27. City authorities
decided on ten cent raise in tax rate.
Captain M. C. Runyon died.
28. Mrs. Sarah Ann Young, wife of the Rev. George Young, died.
29. Moses Taylor
Pyne declined the candidacy of the Republican party for Congress.
30. Annual observance
of Memorial Day. Annual picnic
of the Brotherhood of the Union.
W. Kelly placed on trial for killing of Andrew Morrell. Carpenters strike for half holiday settled.
in Supreme Court for reinstatement to the New Jersey Bar of Horatio
N. Barton. Death of Chief Justice
Depue formally announced in the Supreme Court.
Rubber Company purchased by C. Edward Murry, C. Harry Baker, and John
W. Cornell for $46,640. John
W. Kelly acquitted.
Commissioner Ginder stopped street pavement by Inter State Telephone
Company because of botched work.
class of State Schools observed Senior Friday.
Rev. Father Joseph Thurnes died.
Free Public Library dedicated. Supreme
Court denied application for retrial of Thomas G. Barker, assailant
of the Rev. John Keller, of Arlington.
Thurnes buried. Counselor James
Buchanan presented to the Supreme Court his argument testing the validity
of council’s anti-sign-awning ordinance.
Dr. Patton resigned as president of Princeton University, and
Woodrow Wilson elected to succeed him.
commencement at Princeton University.
Eleanor Simpson Studdiford married to Austin Craig Cooley.
Engineer Haven condemned Centre street pavement.
graduating class celebrated class day.
Litigation instituted against Globe Rubber Company by Robbins
Conveying Belt Company for infringement of patent.
Schools closed and Normal class of 175 graduated.
Shrine celebrated Shriners Day.
Skirm’s friends saved his rubber stock.
Symmes B. Hutchinson died.
and daughter of Patrolman William Higgins frightfully burned in gasoline
fire. Mrs. Higgins died at St.
23. Class day
exercises at the High School. Symmes
B. Hutchinson buried.
William Jamieson resigned from City Democratic Committee. Mayor Katzenbach’s veto of State street paying ordinance carried
to Supreme Court. Annual meeting
trustees of Pennington Seminary.
State abandoned condemnation proceedings involving property of Mrs. Charles
Green. Mrs. William Higgins buried. Mrs. Susan T. Bryan married to Charles Minnigerode.
26. Colonel Quincy O’M. Gillmore appointed brigadier
general of the Second Brigade N. G. N. J. by Governor Murphy.
28. William Henry Koons died. Serious fire at Willits pottery.
30. First service held in Grace Baptist Church.
Philadelphia, Bristol and Traction Company laid tracks at midnight
and beat out Pennsylvania railroad.
office started movement for compulsory sewer connection.
Missionary Society won suit for $20,000 against Joseph Bruere and Charles
Cook et. al.
5. City won first suit in compulsory connection case.
Finally decided to asphalt and widen East State street.
8. Thomas Thropp resigned as county collector.
Funeral of George Bechtel. “Poke”
Hutchins sentenced to one year in the State Prison.
took steps for expert examination of the crematory.
trolley syndicate merged Trenton Princeton and Yardley lines.
Hutchins taken to prison. Mrs.
Mary Garwood buried. Building
Inspector William H. Lee died.
shoe strike ended.
Brothers purchased the Southwick stores.
Steamers John A. Warner and Quaker City collide in the Delaware
Mackey selected to succeed Supervising Principal Gregory.
granted Trenton Street Railway Company against Camden & Trenton
Lake hung himself. One hundred
thousand dollar fire at Roebling’s.
Camp Murphy opened.
splicers of Home Telephone Company struck. Elmer Lake buried.
severe rain storms visited Trenton.
Rev. Joseph H. Howell instigated litigation against Inter-State Fair
for alleged liquor selling.
Murphy ended. Mayor Katzenbach
signs ordinance against expressmen.
Engagement announced of Karl Roebling to Miss Blanche Estebrook.
Vanness, inmate of State Hospital, drowned.
W. W. I. Phillips died. The
thermometer at 90 degrees. Heavy
thunder shower flooded the city. School
Commission finds $80,000 too much for Fillmore school.
station wrecked by runaway freight train.
Ex Judge William Lanning selected by primary delegates as choice
of Trenton Republicans for Congress.
J. Bryan in Trenton.
Jersey started movement to get $4,000,000 interest on civil war debt. William Margerum drowned in Delaware river.
Engineer Herring began crematory investigation.
H. Bullock named to nominate ex-Judge Lanning as Mercer’s Republican
candidate for Congress.
William Lanning nominated by Republicans for Congress. Johnson trolley company offered three
cent fares in return for franchise.
at American Cigar Factory struck.
Chancellor Reed set aside sale of Wilson mills to Alfred H. Ryan. Crazed National Guardsman terrorized Sea
required to prevent violence at American Cigar Factory during strike.
potters accused custom officials of fraud.
damages $150,000 worth of property in Trenton.
J. Lee arrested for threatening life of State Treasurer Frank O. Briggs.
P. Mount succeeded Thomas Thropp as county collector. William J. Lee sent to State Hospital.
Olden avenue bridge collapsed.
arranged for cyclone sufferers.
relief committee asks for $1,000.
Cunningham and Frank Schlicher attempted to escape from the county jail.
Federation of Labor opened convention.
Price of coal advanced $2 per ton.
United States Garbage Reduction Company made an offer to dispose
of Trenton’s garbage. Fire of
William Cady’s barn at Hamilton Square threatened that village.
Federation of Labor asked for removal of State Factory Inspector Ward.
State Federation of Labor adjourned.
Board of Assessors decided to tax building loan of Trenton $50,000
Herring’s report condemns crematory.
Exhibition building No. 1 at the Fair grounds demolished by wind.
advanced to $10 a ton.
of Trenton celebrate Swabian day. James
J. Cahill appointed receiver for the Melbourne Glass and China Company.
L. Miller drowned in the Delaware river.
Board of Health took steps to keep streets free of litter. Arthur Nicklin, white, William Robinson,
negro, engaged in a stabbing affray.
States Steel Corporation filed denials in $200,000,000 bond conversion
suit. Mrs. Nellie Cubberley’s
body found hacked and minced, and Bartholomew Zdanowicz arrested for
murder. The famous Harding baby
John Dullard of the Board of Assessors asked full taxation on building
and loan assessment matter.
convention of Sons of St. George. Trolley
committee of council barred conditions of Johnson company’s entrance
Day. New Jersey K. of G. E.
in annual session. Lewis Lawton
awarded contract for building new Senate chamber.
breaking initiation of the Mystic Shrine in Taylor Opera House.
5. Professor Ebenezer Mackey assumed charge of the Trenton city schools.
6. A. M. Pycraft died suddenly.
Zdanowicz held by coroner’s jury for murder of Mrs. Nellie Cubberley. German Lutherans of South Jersey, Philadelphia,
and Delaware, held convention.
Elizabeth Cook, widow of John M. Cook, died.
Martha B. Leavitt, wife of Dr. Lyman Leavitt, died.
Rev. Henry Collin Minton D. D., accepted call of First Presbyterian
of the Union held annual convention.
General Alexander C. Oliphant died.
Lewis Perrine nominated for Congress by Democrats. General Oliphant buried.
and Trenton trolley ordinance passed by Common Council.
25. C. Harry
Baker nominated as the Republican candidate for county clerk.
H. Thropp nominated by Republicans for sheriff. Governor appointed Colonel Heber Breintnall adjutant general
to succeed General Oliphant.
Furman Hooper nominated by the Democrats for county clerk and Joseph
S. Hoff for sheriff. Mercer
County Teacher’s Club held annual meeting.
New Year celebrated. Politician’s
day at the Inter State Fair.
Street Railway Company secured right of way concessions to Pennington.
Art School opened.
T. Hall failed. Council fixed
tax rate at $2.20.
Trentonians injured in railroad wreck at Menlo Park. Admiral Schley guest of P. R. R. Y. M.
S. Davison died.
Charles Beresford, of London, visited here.
Jersey Librarians held their thirteenth annual meeting. Alfred Foster began suit for $35,000 against
the Samuel K. Wilson estate.
of Lewis Parker burglarized.
and Trenton company accepted South Trenton Franchises. William Hutchinson and John Demmer died
suspended on Thomas Edward Taylor, convicted of killing Charles Hyde.
James A. McFaul celebrated eighth anniversary. Johnson Trolley Company, Willow and West Hanover street ordinances
passed by Common Council.
O. U. A. M. of New Jersey held thirty-fourth annual session. Bishop McFaul dined by Knights of Columbus.
School Commissioners elect officers.
suit against the Munger Automobile Company began.
Katzenbach signed Johnson trolley ordinances.
wing of Mercer hospital dedicated.
S. Smith, of Beaver street, died in Matthew Miller’s barber shop. Robert M. Conrad buried.
of Trenton New Brunswick trolley road.
local election. Success of entire
of Education institutes crusade against Bellevue avenue disorderly houses.
Court heard argument for Shrievalty recount. Court of Errors decides signs and awnings ordinance constitutional.
Anton Weidel died in Denver.
Thropp takes oath of office. Funeral
of Anacletus Kessler. New Widows’
and Single Women’s Home opened.
Presbyterian Church improvements completed. Supreme Court allowed shrievalty recount.
employees of Pennsylvania Railroad receive ten per cent increase in
wages. New Excise Board sworn
defeated at football by Yale, by score of 12-5.
house proprietors plead in Mercer Court.
John Scammell buried.
session of Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. of New Jersey opened in Masonic Temple.
of Sheriff vote opened in Mercer Court.
Local trolley raises wages of employees. Miss Jennie Cornell and Benjamin Dinsmore married at State
Street M. E. Church. Common
Council gets interest on city deposits.
session of Mercer County Teachers’ Institute opened at High school. Annual session of New Jersey Sunday School
Association opened in First M. E. Church. Carl G. Roebling and Blanche G. Estabrook married in Chicago.
street paving finished. Monthly
meeting of Mercer County Teachers’ Club.
Mrs. Lewis C. Taylor died.
of Michael McGarrigle found. Missing
since November 5. Funeral services
of Mrs. Lewis C. Taylor held this evening.
meeting of Burlington Frier is held here.
abandon sheriff recount. Oscar
Bishop Raynor killed on State street by trolley car.
house keepers sentenced.
P. Cleary died.
hours devotion services closed at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Annual session of State Secretaries of
Y. M. C. A. opened in State House.
meeting of New Jersey State Grange in Y. M. C. A. hall.
of John P. Cleary. State Grange
severe snow storm of the season struck Trenton.
7. William J. Brewer died.
of Estimate appropriates $10,000 for Fillmore street school.
Railroad Company sends 1,000 tons of anthracite to this city and relieves
the coal famine. Trenton business
men declare for trade museum.
Lodge I. O. O. F. celebrated seventieth anniversary.
William Warren dismissed from local police department as result of charges
preferred against him by his wife.
filed in $200,000,000 steel case.
G. Metz killed in railroad collision in Morrisville.
avenue bridge collapsed. Loss
of $15,000 to Dublin Construction Company.
Three hundred and fifty structural iron workers struck at the
American Bridge Company because the company refused to reinstate a fellow
employee, discharged for refusing to work overtime. Albanus L. Worthington died.
moulders strike at Trenton Malleable Iron Company. Interstate Railway secures control of
local trolley system.
Ronan found dead in a hut in the rear of 54 Escher street. Trenton Malleable Iron strike settled.
Teachers Association in session.