TRENTON EVENING TIMES
Tuesday, December 31, 1918
WHAT HAPPENED HERE IN 1918 CHRONOLOGY AND NECROLOGY
1---Harry Hartman, 37 Conrad Street, sustained injury to eye in avoiding auto collision.
2---Willard Conover appointed superintendent of county road patrol system.
3---George Cranmer, Commonwealth Building fireman, found in hallway, beaten and robbed.
4---Members of First Presbyterian Church accepted resignation of the Rev. Dr. Henry Collin Minton.
5---The Rev. Alexander Berg preached his first sermon as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church.
9---Edgar G. Weart elected county collector and Walter C. Fowler clerk to Board of Freeholders. John A. Campbell re-elected president of Public Library trustees.
10---Salvatore Rizzo sentenced to 20 to 30 years imprisonment for killing Joseph De Marco.
12---Thomas B. Holmes, editor of the State Gazette, died.
13---Combs & Reed, furniture dealers, filed bankruptcy petition.
16---Peter Witt, trolley expert, reported defects of local system to City Commission.
17---S. F. Kaufman re-elected president of Trenton Business Men’s Association.
18---Business houses directed to suspend business evenings to save electric power.
19---K of C started campaign to raise $20,000.
20---Commissioner La Barre ordered amusement places and barrooms closed each Monday for ten weeks.
21---Nicholas Ranz Jr., struck by automobile and fatally
22---William Solaini, former city missionary, died suddenly.
23---Agricultural Week opened with meeting of farm demonstrators.
24---Mrs. Annie Powers stricken with apoplexy and found unconscious in snow drift.
25---George W. Page Association changed its name to Union Republican League.
26---Chamber of Commerce celebrated fiftieth anniversary.
27---Clarence Taylor, 1008 Lamberton Street, killed at Bristol shipyard.
28---Mayor Donnelly opposed the city manager plan. City Commissioners petitioned Utility Commissioners to carry out recommendations of Peter Witt.
29---Bernard F. Schroeder and John Compton, burned to death in fire that gutted Sanas Building, Market and Mercer Streets.
30---Mechanics Bank purchased Wilson Building for future enlargement of its business.
1---Postmaster E. Furman Hooper appointed Chief Alien Enemy Registrar of New Jersey.
2---William D’Arcy named Assistant Overseer of the Poor.
3---local optionists started drive to eliminate sale of intoxicants here.
6---Commissioner LaBarre introduced ordinance restricting smoke from smelting and other plants.
7---James Kerney appointed Director of American Committee on Public Information for France.
8---A. Dayton Oliphant assumed duties as Prosecutor.
12---Newton A. K. Bugbee purchased Sadler Building, State and Broad Streets.
13---Charles H. Mulford and Charles Leigh injured by falling wall at Roebling plant.
14---Commissioner Fell reported water pipes in 1,000 homes frozen.
16---Joseph H. Naar, Democrat, named Mercer County Jury Commissioner.
17---Lutheran Churches started campaign to raise $5,000.
18---Salvation Army began drive to raise $1,500.
19---Governor Edge made member of Crescent Temple, Mystic Shrine. Giovanni Fraca electrocuted at State Prison for murder of Henry D. Rider.
20---Gertrude Wiesnack, 11 years old, drowned in Delaware River.
22---William Libbey re-elected president of the New Jersey Society, Sons of the Revolution. Funeral for Mrs. B. C. Kuser.
24---Police raid Central House as disorderly resort.
25---Harry J. Martin resigned as secretary of Y. M. C.
26---Mayor Donnelly shot seltzer at Assemblyman Vreeland in hotel dispute.
27---William Howard Taft and Dr. Henry Van Dyke delivered addresses here on League of Nations.
1---City Commission discussed municipal ownership of local trolley line.
3---Y. W. C. A. decided to start drive for $14,000.
4---City Commission rejected proposal of Chamber of Commerce to arbitrate trolley trouble.
5---Public Utility Commission started hearing complaints of city about trolley service.
6---Kiwanis Club organized, with John T. Powers as president.
7---Joseph H. McCormack elected exalted ruler, Trenton Lodge Elks.
8---John E. Thropp’s Sons Company announce it would build $100,000 foundry here.
9---Miss Sarah Y. Ely named to manage Y. W. C. A. campaign.
11---Workingmen organized to help right trolley company.
13---Sheriff Rees issued warning that all men under 50 must work or go to jail.
14---Henry T. Caullet won suit involving patent rights to Gasofoam.
16---New Jersey & Pennsylvania Traction Corporation petitioned Utility Commission to fix six cent fare zones.
18---The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Thaddeus Hogan, rector of Sacred Heart Church, died.
19---Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dank burned to death when house was destroyed by fire.
20---Fire caused $150,000 damage at plant of William R. Thropp.
22---Leo Hasbruck, chauffer, killed, and two other Trentonians injured in automobile accident.
23---Mrs. Helen Schmalkin found guilty of keeping disorderly place at Central House.
24---Joseph A. Mulheron stricken on street and died.
25---Joseph B. Moorehouse, 178 Pennington Avenue, died suddenly.
26---Dry forces formulated plan to circulate petition for referendum under local option law.
27---Richard C. Pilger appointed captain of Second District Police.
28---Squire Abram D. A. Naar died.
30---City garbage collectors strike.
31---Miss Estelle Consolloy, a teacher of the Joseph Wood School, charged her principal, Miss Ella Macpherson with assault and battery.
1---Miss Cornelia Consolloy, trained nurse, murdered her sister, Miss Estelle Consolloy, when she showed signs of retracting her charges against Miss Macpherson. General James Fowler Rusling died.
4---Two hundred and seventy-eight draftees sent to Camp Dix.
6---Third Liberty Loan Drive launched here.
7--- Mrs. Carrie Copeland fatally injured in fall from window.
8---Charley Glum, 403 Klagg Avenue, killed while trying to stop runaway.
10---Jacob Meyers arrested as the first offender of the compulsory work law.
11---Samuel Haverstick appointed a member of State Highway Commission.
14---Thomas Niski, 182 Jefferson Street, drank sixteen glasses of rum an died.
15---John Solan, appointed Assistant Attorney General, to succeed Joseph Stryker, resigned.
20---Chamber of Commerce announced that vote of its members favored trolley fare increase.
22---William R. Phillips, Civil War veteran and inventor, died.
24---City Commission decided to build new tuberculosis hospital a cost of $176,424.
25---George Ward, 129 South Stockton Street, killed by trolley car. George C. Hendrickson, 59 Ewing Street, killed at American Bridge Company plant.
29---Cornelius Lannigan died.
2---Miss Julia Wastlach, 18 years old, censured by her father, attempted suicide by drinking poison.
3---Great Council of New Jersey, Improved Order of Red Men, named officers and decided to raise $15,000 for war work.
4---Trenton went over top for Third Liberty Loan.
5---Local German-American Alliance disbanded and invested treasury account in Liberty Bonds.
6---Announcement made that 25,000 persons in Trenton had subscribed for Liberty Bonds of the Third issue.
7---Mayors of New Jersey cities decided to start a drive to acquire a Camp Fire Fund for soldiers of the state at Camp McClellan.
8---Salaries of grade teachers in public schools increased $50 a year under bonus plan.
9---Fire destroyed a garage and motor trucks of the Globe Tire Company.
11---Joseph W. MacKenzie, iron founder, died.
13---Miss Margaret Mettler found dead and gas jets turned on at her home, 313 South Clinton Avenue.
15---Eighty farmers agreed to take space in Municipal Market.
16---Salvatore Sergi sent to Ellis Island for advocating the overthrow of the government.
17---Central Labor Union endorsed public ownership of trolley lines and other public utilities in Trenton.
20---John Musaki, 1711 Redfern Street, arrested, charged with attempting to swindle army service.
22---William Stackhouse, assistant fire chief, retired.
23--- Jr. O. U. A. M. requested Board of Education to eliminate teaching of German in public schools.
24---1,500 Italians paraded in honor of the anniversary of Italy’s entrance into the war.
26---$1,000 collected in Trenton churches for the Red Cross war fund.
28---Announcement made that $159,257.26 had been collected in the second Red Cross drive.
30---Thomas E. Boyd, chief of the old volunteer fire department, died.
31---Bridge over Delaware River at Bridge Street thrown open for the free use of the public.
1---Harry C. Large died as a result of auto injuries.
3---The Rev. James C. Hughes, of Charlotte N. C., accepted call of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church.
5---Names of 734 Trenton boys who reached the age 21 since last June added to the draft lists.
6---Howard S. Trumpore, of Wilkinson Place, died.
9---Charles R. Beatty, 69 years old, committed suicide at the Montgomery Street Mission.
11---Annie Baker, 10 years old, drowned in canal.
12---Five hundred women in First Presbyterian Church prayed for victory of Allies.
13---Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launch drive for Red Star Animal Relief Society.
14---City Commissioners rejected statue offered by Herman C. Mueller, of the Board of Education.
16---Disappointed in love, Eva Danser, 904 South Broad Street, attempted suicide.
17---Local trolleymen rejected company’s offer to increase pay to 35 cents an hour.
18---Majuma Nobe, Japanese, arrested for alleged pro-German utterance in State Street Theatre.
19---Harry W. Snooks convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with deaths of Nellie Voss and Albert Deardon Jr.
20---John H. Scudder, former surrogate and bank president, died.
21---More than $26,000 pledged at opening of War Stamp drive.
24---Edward H. Weier, musician, died.
26---Peter E. Hurley, general manager of the Trenton and Mercer County Traction Corporation, died.
28---W. Ferdinand Dettmar Sr., died.
29---Two hundred and twenty-five German female aliens registered.
1---The Rev. Charles H. Elder resigned as pastor of Trinity M. E. Church after 19 years to become Protestant chaplain at New Jersey State Prison.
4---Trenton celebrated Independence Day with monster parade and impressive exercises.
5---Mrs. Emily A. A. Briggs, widow of former Senator Frank O. Briggs, died.
6---Mrs. Blanche J. Pittinger named Trenton’s second policewoman. Herman C. Mueller, president of School Commission, resigned.
8---Miss Hannah Longmore named member of School Commission.
9---Florence May Stillwell, four years old, 18 Grant Avenue, and Bertha Bouyack, 6 years old, 1055 Lexington Street, died from burns received July 4.
10---Mrs. Fannie Fallut, Union Street, sustained fractured skull, and four others were injured, when an automobile overturned in Nottingham Way.
13---George Boyd dangerously injured in fall from scaffold at American Steel and Wire plant.
14---Trenton observed French National Holiday.
15--- John R. Formcrook, Stuyvesant Avenue, stricken with apoplexy while working in garden, died.
19---Trenton’s poor fund enriched $18,000 by money from estate of Mrs. Elmira Bellerjeau.
20---Fire, surrounded by mysterious circumstances, gutted home of Edwin Schenck, 208 West State Street.
23---Two hundred and thirteen more Trentonians leave this city for Camp Dix.
25---Thelma Bowie, 14 years old, missing from home two months, found in Bellevue Hospital, New York.
26---James West Sr., 68 years old, died.
28---Robert King, potter, died.
29---Miss Margaret McDaid, former inmate of State Hospital, died after drinking poison.
31---The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Walsh formally installed as Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Trenton in St. Mary’s Catheral.
2---Lyndon P. Smith of Princeton instituted $10,000 damage suit against Dr. Henry A. Cotton of the State Hospital, charging brutal and inhuman treatment.
3---Nine hundred rounded up and 19 held as a result of slacker raid.
4---John J. Peto, lodgeman and potter, died.
6---John Weston, 16 years old, of Hermitage Avenue, crushed to death under trolley.
7---Angelina Selv_ni, 11 years old, Roebling Avenue, killed when trolley hit truck in which she was riding. Zephania Ayers, old trapper, died.
8---Body of Mrs. Peter Duffy recovered from canal feeder, where she disappeared the night previous while bathing.
12---William F. Duncan, 63, well known carpet man, died.
13---Thomas S Morris, Bayard Street, one of the founders of Bethany Presbyterian Church, died.
14---Thomas Conklin, 62, Brunswick Avenue, attempted suicide by slashing wrist and chest with knife.
15---Body of William C. Pegg, former Public Service employee, found floating in canal feeder.
17---Anna Gutta, 5 years old, George Street, died of burns.
19---September 3 set for date of hearing Mayor’s charges against Dr. Wetzel.
27---John T. Cooper, former potter and well known soccer player, died.
30---Word received that Thomas Ellis, 717 Mulberry Street, was shot and killed by United States coast guard at Ocean City.
2---Six airplanes and 2,500 marchers participated in Labor Day parade.
5---Prof. J. Milnor Dorey dismissed from High School faculty.
6---Case against Dr. Wetzel ended in fizzle.
9---Seventy percent of Trenton plants reported making war munitions.
10---Mayor Donnelly opened fight on rent profiteers.
15---Edwin Fitzgeorge, secretary of Elks, died.
16---William Kafer, retired business man, found dead.
17---Melvin A. Fogg, realty broker, started suit for $10,000 against Mrs. Mary Winn.
18---Sidney N. Oliphant, died.
25---Trenton and Mercer County Traction allowed straight six cent fare.
27---Judge Davis sentenced sixty-six bootleggers to jail.
28---Influenza epidemic struck Trenton.
1---Democratic and Republican State Conventions held here. Miss Mary Hatfield, postmistress at State Hospital, killed on railroad.
4---Harold Holden died.
6---Charles G. Roebling died. Trenton put under influenza quarantine.
9---The Rev. Dr. Charles B. Roach, influenza victim.
10---City employees dug graves for city dead from epidemic.
15---Preachers warned to stop holding services during quarantine.
18---Former Deputy Captain Matheson died.
19---Harold Blanchard died.
19---O. D. Wilkinson took Hotel Sterling from Charles Fury.
4---Johnson _ne asked 28-cent fare to Princeton.
5---Wets carried Trenton election.
9---Frank Mega and Frank Bala_ka killed on motorcycle.
11---Guido Gaulfetti killed in auto collision.
18---Errors Court sustained trolley fare boost 7 to 3.
20---Mrs. Mary Winn retracted her libel statement against Melvin A. Fogg and $10,000 suit ended.
22---Trolleymen asked for increase in wages.
22---City Commission barred Scott Nearing meeting in Trenton.
23---Trolleymen accepted 42 cents an hour and avert strike.
28---Pottery saggermakers quit.
29---Michael Kosack burned to death.
2---Michael Horvath committed suicide by hanging.
4---Republicans halted recount in Assembly fight.
6---Ex Judge Alfred Reed died.
7---William Clancy killed by fall.
14---Former Governor Franklin Murphy resigned as national committeeman.
15---Former Prosecutor Martin Devlin demanded school board probe Miss Snyder’s letter in Wetzel case.
16---State Comptroller Newton A. K. Bugbee’s campaign for Governor started.
19---Miss Arietta Snyder sent resignation to school board.
21---Mrs. Robert Field Stockton died.
24---Board of Parsons granted parole to 96 prisoners.
28---John Wargo Jr., shot and killed by Alfred Grover while playing with gun.