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Compiled by the Reporter of the True American


1st     (Sunday) Sermons appropriate to the advent of the New Year preached in all the churches.  Very cold---thermometer at 4 degrees, fine sleighing.

2nd     The festivities of the New Year celebrated today.  The usual “free blows” at the hotels.  State Street House opened.  First annual meeting of the Children’s Home Association. 

4th     A snow storm.  Sarah A. Cheeseman died, aged 6 years.

5th     Joseph Welling Temple died, aged 45.  A cold, clear day---good sleighing, and plenty of it. 

6th     Daniel Loder’s factory burned; loss $5,000; insurance, $2,300. 

7th     Reporter ventures on a drive with mine host of the Trenton House behind a pair of mettlesome and is mulet in the sum of $3.40 for fast driving.

9th     Town filling with strangers, in view of the assembling of the legislature.

10th     Legislature met and organized.  Mr. Roebling presents $1000 to the Children’s Home.  Mercer Courts met.

11th     Grand exodus of disappointed office seekers left out in the cold by the Legislature.  Rev’d. Peter Cartright lectured at the Greene Street Church to a large audience.

12th     Corporation dinner took place at Major Cunningham’s.

16th     Private of Americans held at Temperance Hall.

17th     Inauguration of Governor Olden; several military companies and a large number of strangers present.  Mary Jane Vannest died, aged 11 years.  Annual meeting of the New Jersey Agricultural Society held.  U. S. Court met.  New Jersey Monumental Association held its annual meeting. 

18th     Steeple of State street M. E. Church raised.

19th     New Jersey Historical Society held its annual meeting.

20th     Jane, wife of Wesley Danser, died. 

23rd     Remains of Robert Agnew brought from New Brunswick and interred at the Cemetery.

24th     Weather more moderate.  John G. Saxe lectured on Love.  State Medical Society met.

25th     Fire broke out in Wilson’s Woolen Factory; extinguished without much damage.  Wm. ****rickson, of Ewing, thrown from his wagon in the city, and badly injured.

26th     Catherine O’Hara died, aged 82.

27th     Mary Ann Downie died, aged 21.

29th     James H. Woodruff died, aged 54.

30th     The death of Hon. Joseph Harker, member of the Assembly, announced in both branches of the Legislature.  Patrick McGroty died, aged 35.  John H. Johnson died.

31st     Heavy snow storm.  Number of arrests for the month,36.


1st     Military State Convention held; General R. F. Stockton, Jr., presided.  Sleighing very fine.

2nd     Large number of men employed in tunneling the canal for the new railroad track; Captain Mulford is the boss.

3rd     The city is alive with sleighing parties; officers on the look out for fast driving.

4th     Wm. Rehr died, aged 44.

5th     The weather has assumed a milder form; a prospect of a general break up.

6th     Ann Eliza Graham died, aged 4 years.

7th     United States District Court met for trial of indictment against Ackerman and others for counterfeiting American coin.  Good Will Fire Company celebrated the signing of a bill by the Governor, giving them original franchises of the Resolution company.  Ana H. Titus, wife of Liscomb R. Titus, died.  Union Fire Company celebrated their 113th anniversary.

9th     Editorial State Convention held at Temperance Hall.  Republicans met and opened the campaign.  Deborah Forman, wife of Richard Forman, died, aged 80.  John Hall, infant son of Jos. Rooney, died.

10th     A call issued by straight out Americans for a Union State Convention.  A very unusual and heavy blow, continuing the whole night, shaking houses and keeping people awake during the night.  Anniversary of Industrial Home for Children held at Greene Street M. E. Church.

11th     Another heavy snow storm set in.

13th     Trenton Library reopened at 77 Warren street.

14th     Grand rush for Valentines, great time among the beaux and lasses.  New Jersey Military Association held a meeting at State House.

15th     The weather has made a sudden change from a spring like influence to snow and cold.  Joseph Edmund died, aged 61.  Executive Committee of State Agricultural Society held a meeting.

16th     America Hose Company formally took possession of their new house in Montgomery street.

17th     Uncle Amos’ sleigh is upset, spilling out a company of three ladies; the horses ran away, but were sensible enough to stop at Major Cunningham’s.

18th     The snow storm was so great as to have detained the trains.

20th     Sensation at Temperance Hall; gas holder burst while an exhibition of Dissolving Views was in progress; the screeching of women and children was immense.  Alderman Dean was drowned, or rather his voice, trying to restore the silence.  Rose Dougherty, wife of John Dougherty, died, aged 32.  Ida F., daughter of James M. Lee, died, aged 5 years.  Dora, wife of Andrew O’Conner, died, aged 37.

21st     A fire broke out in the stable of L. S. Sutphin; very little damage done.

22nd     The Legislature celebrate Washington’s Birth-day.  Rev. D. W. Bartine delivered an oration.  Daniel Fell died, aged 63.  Trenton Rifles were out with a full band of music; closed by a grand ball at Dolton’s Hall.  The State Convention of straight out Americans was held, and nominated an Electoral Ticket; Hon. Joseph F. Randolph and Hon. James Bishop were nominated for delegates at large.  Walter H. Nutt, infant son of Henry W. and Sarah Nutt, died.

23rd     Warren street M. E. Church was organized.  Pupils of the Philadelphia Institution of the Blind gave an exhibition in the Assembly Room.  Ladies Fair and Festival for the benefit of State Street Church in operation at Temperance Hall.

24th     Phillip A. Slack, son of Joseph A. and Maria Slack, died, aged 16.

25th     Wm. F. Crosley lectured at Temperance Hall.

27th     Ann, wife of John Steward, died, aged 72.  Ellen, daughter of John and Catherine Kain, died, aged 20 months.  Beulah W., daughter of Dr. E. Hance, died, aged 13 years. 

28th     Great discussion in the House of Assembly on the Hoboken Land Improvement Company Bill.

29th     The Hoboken Bill passed.  Number of arrests for the month, 55.


1st     Grand concert of one hundred children at the Front Street M. E. Church.  Nomination of Judge Whelpley for Chancellor rejected by the Senate.

6th     Excitement in the city, caused by the intelligence of the steamboat explosion on the Delaware.

7th     Sarah, wife of John Davis, died, aged 26 years.

8th     Governor Olden signed the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company Bill.  Elias S. Willis died, aged 24 years.  Democratic primary meetings to appoint delegates to the State Convention met.  Ithamar Moffet died, aged 27 years.  Henry A. Moore, of Hightstown, found in a cow pit near this city, in an insensible condition. 

11th     Valedictory addresses of retiring Methodist Pastors delivered.  Maggie Rooney died. 

12th     “Scout” indulges in a lovereminiscence , the heroine of which luxuriated in the euphonious name of Jane Jerusha Skeggs; tells how he was “ent out.” The “Deacon of Glenwood” lectured on “Money.”

13th     Chief Justice Green nominated for Chancellor.

14th     The nomination of Chief Justice Green confirmed.  A man named Haslach had both his arms broken by the machinery at the wire mill.  Henry A. Moore died from the injuries sustained by falling into a cow pit.

15th     Pugilistic encounter in the lobby of the House of Assembly between Absalom Woodruff and O. Vanderhooven, Esqs.; the miscreants taken before the bar of the House and acknowledged the corn. 

16th     Wm. Bedford died, aged 60 years.  Joseph W. Taylor died, aged 75 years. 

17th     John Scott died, aged 56 years.

19th     Important ornithological discovery by Dr. Sherman; a large number of blue birds seen in the streets.

20th     Anna E. Fitzgeorge died, aged 9 years.

22nd     Legislature adjourned sine die.

23rd     The waiters at one of the hotels become so intoxicated (with joy?) at the legislative exodus, that the intervention of the police is necessary to preserve order.

24th     Abigail, wife of Samuel Brackett, died, aged 39.  Two destitute strangers died from exhaustion, despite the efforts made to resuscitate them after their arrival here.

25th     Martha, widow of John S. Mott, died.  First shad of the season caught in the Delaware. 

26th     A frame building, between Academy and Hanover streets, injured by fire.

27th     Court of Chancery re-opened.

28th     Democratic State Convention held; delegates to Charleston appointed.  Mary , daughter of late James Johnston, died. 

29th     Mrs. Alicia McCue died, aged 87 years.

30th     Opposition City Convention held; R. H. Shreve nominated for Mayor.

31st     Number of arrests for the month, 46.


1st     The usual home comforts of the Sabbath were destroyed by the annual moving which took place yesterday.  Miss Mary Jane Thompson, aged 26 years, died. 

2nd     Council met to grant tavern licenses; 25 granted and 4 rejected.  Elizabeth Howard, mulatto, aged 23, was accidentally drowned in the Water Power.

3rd     Democratic City Convention met at Wier’s Hotel and nominated F. S. Mills for Mayor; Julius J. Johnson, for Recorder; James F. Starin, for Marshal; Anthony Rowley and John Woolverton, for Chosen Freeholders; John S. Hutchinson and Wm. W. Norcross, Surveyor of Highways; John G. Stout, for Overseer of the Poor; John Ashmore, for Clerk of the Market; Peter Crozer , for City Treasurer; Andrew Dutcher, for Superintendent of Schools.  Three men injured at the rolling mill by dumping a load of stone.

4th     Edwin W., infant child of Edwin Stephens, died, aged 7 months.  Union Industrial Home for Children removed to Warren street.

5th     George T. B________ died.  Henry Calvin, son of Luther J. __________________.

9th     Election for City _________________ Democrats elect their whole _____________

Treasurer and School Superintendent ____________________________ elect a majority  of  ______________________________________Officers.  Post Office _____________

corner of Warren and ______________________________________________________

10th     Mary Josephine, only daughter of Charles Megill, died, aged 20. _____________.

12th     George Rodman kicked to death by a horse, at the American Hotel.

13th     New city officers assume their duties.  Joseph Justice Jr., died, aged 45.

14th     People shivering __________________ of a cold snap.

15th     Wm. M. Relway died after a lingering illness in his 71st year.

16th     Lewis J. Parrott __________________ McGuire, aged 44. __________________.

17th     Mercer Courts met ___________________ on civil list, Judge Vandyke presiding __________ opening.  New Council organized; Richard Brandt elected President. 

19th     A boy named Charles Miller rescued from drowning.

20th     Wm. Exton died, aged 39.  Two burglars escaped from the Mercer jail.

21st     Anna Mary, daughter of Wm. P. Mulford, died, aged 13 years.

22nd     Rev. Eli Cooley, D. D., died, aged 79.  News of the sudden death of Wm. S. Sterling reached the city---occurred near Red Bank.  Judge Ogden took the place of Judge Vandyke at Mercer Court; commenced trial of indictments.

24th     Fourth Anniversary of Young Men’s Christian Association held.

25th     Dr. A. H. Armour re-appointed Moral Instruction at State Prison.  Thomas Augustus Shreve died, aged 19 years.

26th     Annie E. Vanhorn, daughter of Jacob Vanhorn, died, aged 3 years.  Deborah Stanhope died, aged 88.

28th     A circus comes to town; great anxiety to “see the elephant.”

30th     Rafting very fine on the Delaware; fourth ward hotels reaping the harvest.  The reporter discourses on the good feeling growing up among the firemen in the city.  Number of arrests for the month, 26.


1st     The usual May day sports of the juveniles destroyed by an easterly storm.

2nd     Heavy rains; the streams swollen to an unusual height.  Harden found guilty of murder at Belvidere. 

3rd     Large number of rafts come down the river.  Frances Rockhill died, aged 92.

5th     Spring fever prevalent; the Reporter numbered among the probable victims.  Hester Ann Bears died, aged 33.  A child found drowned in the water power.

7th     Firemen’s Ball of the Eagle Fire Company.  A warm day.  Martha V. Howell died, aged 73. 

8th     Ex-Mayor Wood died, aged 59.  Wm. A. Burk died, aged 69.

9th     New Board of Chosen Freeholders organized.  New Sunday School Chapel at the Episcopal Church, in Perry street, opened.

11th     Funeral of Ex-Mayor Wood.

12th     The first clear day for a whole week.

14th     A pick-pocket nabbed at the depot in the act of robbing a lady.  Artemisia C. Glenn died, aged 56.

15th     Corinda Moore died, aged 23.

19th     Professor Fowler lectured on Phrenology.  Trenton City Bridge case argued in Court of Chancery.  John Hulme died, aged 67.

21st     Shad fisheries doing an active and successful business.

24th     Mary Augusta Rickey died, aged fifteen months.  First strawberries appeared in market.

25th     Thermometer for the past two day at 80 degrees.  Bell and Everett men held a meeting at the American Hotel.

28th     Contract for building the new wing to the State Prison awarded to Austin H. Patterson.

29th     A child found in a bag in Perry street.  Books for subscription of stock for the new bank opened. 

30th     Mr. S. K. Wilson and lady returned form Europe.  Jane B., infant daughter of Wesley and Jane Adams, died.

31st     Anna Mary, daughter of Jerome and Margaret Tantum died, aged six years.  Number of arrests for the month, 62.


1st     Weather very fine.  Strawberries quite plentiful.

2nd     Col. Freese arrived from Chicago with a specimen “rail;” some folks didn’t like it because it was only four feet long, but the Colonel told them to “rail on.”

3rd     Summer fairly set in.  City very healthy.

4th     Quite a sensation in the streets about Jo. Guyer’s shocking bad looking horse.

5th     Supreme Court met---thirty seven cases on the list.  Hon. Samuel D. Ingham died, aged 81 years.  Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of New Jersey met.  Death of Asa Whitehead duly announced in the Supreme Court.

6th     Executive Committee of the State Agricultural Society met respecting cattle disease.  Members of the late Legislature make an excursion to Mauch Chunk. 

7th     Argument before the Chancellor for a writ of error in the Harden case.

8th     Willie, son of Benj. H. Pippitt, died, aged 1 year.  Rained nearly the whole week.

9th     Large numbers of our citizens go to Philadelphia to see the Japanese.

11th     The Chancellor denied a writ of error in the case of Jacob S. Harden, the wife poisoner.

12th     The weather unusually fine and invigorating.  State Trustees of Public Schools met.

13th     Reporter publishes the remarkable adventures of Alphonzo Milligan.

14th     Remains of John V. Southwick, formerly of Trenton, brought on from Chicago for interment.  Col. Borden withdrew from the editorial corps of the State Gazette.  State Street Church dedicated.  William Norton died, aged 69 years.  Edward Thomas, son of Hiram Crabtree, died, aged 3 years.  Mrs. Margaret Diamond died, aged 40 years. 

15th     Corner stone of Trinity Church (Episcopal) was laid; Bishop Odenheimer officiated.

16th     New Jersey delegates start for Charleston.

18th     Cook’s Circus enters the city and creates a sensation among the juveniles.  Trenton Rifle Company have a parade.

19th     The Chancellor denies the injunction against Trenton City Bridge.  William Waterfield died, aged 52.  A boy named Black had his leg cut off by a mowing machine.

20th     Court of Pardons met; case of Jacob S. Harden presented.

21st     Application of Jacob S. Harden for commutation of his sentence from death to imprisonment for life was denied by court.

23rd     The execution of Harden respited to the 6th of July.  Confesses his guilt.

25th     Democratic Douglas and Johnson Club formed.

27th     Political campaigning has fairly commenced.

28th     Warren Street M. E. Sunday School have a picnic at Jackson’s woods.

29th     Thermometer stands in the shade at 92.  Never Sweat Society has disbanded.

30th     The Mayor calls the attention of council to the existence of dangerous nuisances.  Jonathan Dennis died, aged 60.  Number of arrests for the month, 38.


1st     Anniversary of the Sunday School of the Third Presbyterian Church.  Horatio N. Bostwick died, aged 56. 

2nd     Fire at the house of Wm. Grant, in Hanover street; damage slight.

3rd     Grand Democratic ratification meeting in Front of Kays.

4th     The day celebrated by exercises at the Normal School.  Ladies Floral Festival at Temperance Hall, and the usual pyrotechnic displays by the juveniles.

5th     Catherine H., wife of Robert Chambers, died, aged 74.  Elizabeth J., wife of H. Dilts , died, aged 22.

6th     Execution of Jacob S. Harden at Belvidere.

7th     Accident on the Trenton and Philadelphia railroad; one man killed.

8th     William, son of E. W. Fogg, died, aged 6 years.

10th     Thomas B. Larue received severe burns at the Agricultural Works.  Israel Fish died, aged __ years.

13th     Store of Titus & Scudder entered by burglars before daybreak, and robbed of $2,500 worth of silks.  A vacation of six weeks announced in the Public Schools.

16th     Amos Lanning died, aged 67.

18th     Solar Eclipse.  Elizabeth Hevlen died, aged 38.

19th     Grand Harvest Home at Jackson’s woods.  Eliza P., wife of Dr. G. McChesney, died.

20th     Thermometer at 94 degrees.  Another panic among the “Never Sweats.”

22nd     Maggie, daughter of Wm. Houghtaling, died, aged 2 1/2 years.

25th     Democratic State Convention met at State House; Douglas and Johnson Convention, at Temperance Hall, and Bell and Everett Convention, at Dolton’s, opposite the American Hotel.  Caroline, wife of Joshua S. Day, died, aged 43.  Railroad depot took fire; extinguished without much damage.  Harriet M., wife of Andrew Dutcher, died, aged 35.

26th     First Baptist Church, in Centre street, dedicated.  Charles F. McCoy died, aged 58.

27th     Edward Dougherty ruptured a blood vessel in a fit of coughing, at dinner table, and died, aged 32.

28th     A prisoner confined in the jail, attempted to commit suicide by hanging; prevented by timely interference.  Accident at the Fourth Presbyterian Church by the giving way of scaffolding; four men precipitated to the ground---one severely injured.  William White thrown from his horse and badly hurt.

30th     Parade of German Turners and Trenton Rifle Company; they picnic at Jackson’s woods.  The City Bridge question decided; application for injunction denied.

31st     Number of arrests for the month, 56.


1st     Adila, daughter of David C. Mount, died, aged 23 years.  The President of Council, and other functionaries, are laying off at the Shore.  Annual meeting of Odd Fellows of New Jersey held. 

2nd     A small campaign paper, called the Wide Awake made its appearance.

3rd     Great howling among the dogs in consequence of the Marshal’s edict against them.  William, infant son of Charles Garey, died.

6th     Delaware Fire Company had a grand picnic in Jackson’s woods.  Thermometer, 92 degrees.  Amy Elizabeth, infant daughter of Wm. S. Scott; Joseph A., infant son of Adam Exton; Sarah Maria, infant daughter of Jerome Tantum; David, infant son of Augustus Riley, died.

7th     Anna Mary, daughter of Jesse Vansant, died, aged 6 years.

8th     Eli, infant son of Aaron B. Charlleen, died.  Republican State Convention met to nominate Electors.  Picnic of the scholars of Parochial School of Saint John’s Catholic Church took place at Jackson’s woods.

9th     Sunday School of Warren Street Church had a picnic at Greenburg.  A boatman was drowned at the junction of the Canal and Feeder.  George A., son of James Howell, died, aged five years. 

10th     Temperance men had a grand procession and a picnic at Moon’s Island.

11th     John Whittaker, Esq., of this city, was drowned at Long Branch.  Charles Jenkins arrested for grand larceny of goods at Titus & Scudder’s store.

12th     Viola, infant daughter of Garrett S. Otis, died.

13th     Germania Societies of Trenton, Newark, &c., had a parade in our city; they were seriously interrupted by a heavy rain.  Alexander, son of Thomas Hamilton, aged two years, died.

14th     Two small boys were arrested for larceny, and committed.

15th     “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.” Interesting ceremonies at the Catholic Church.

17th     Phillip S. Phillips died.  Lydia Ashworth died, aged 60.  Richard H., infant son of Hiram Crabtree, died.  Mercer Beasley appointed Chancery Reporter.  A boy named James Powel was drowned.

18th     Benjamin Dye committed suicide by hanging.

19th     Wm. Farrell died, aged 52.  Margaret, daughter of James C. Slack, died.

20th     Saint Francis Beneficial Society have a parade.  Alice, wife of Elias Warner, died, aged 55 years. 

21st     The Sunday School Scholars of the Front street M. E. Church had a picnic and were caught in a heavy storm.  Sarah Bell, daughter of Samuel J. Lennox, died, aged 3 years.

23rd     Union street Methodist Sunday School had a picnic.  The rains of the last few days have overflowed the creeks and canal.  Large breaks have occurred on the railroad and canal between Trenton and Princeton; trains are detained; navigation stopped.

24th     Hundreds of workmen are still engaged in repairing the breaches on the railroad. 

27th     The canal was opened today for light boats.  Forty rafts came down the river. 

28th     Thomas Car, Assistant Superintendent on the Belvidere Railroad, died.  Mary L., wife of Wm. P. Anderson, died, aged 45. 

29th     Elizabeth Lewis, wife of A. B. Dodd, died.  Edward Dolton Jr., died, aged 24. 

31st     Number of arrests for the month, 70.


1st     A cowhiding affair took place in the streets; insulting a lady the cause. 

3rd     Good Will Fire Company have a picnic at Jackson’s Woods.  Peter S. Phillips died, aged 33 years.

4th     Andrew D., son of J. H. McGuire, died.

5th     Second District Republican Congressional Convention met, and re-nominated the Hon. John L. N. Stratton.

8th     Annual State Convention of the Local Preachers assembled.

9th     Albert B., infant son of A. B. Dodd, died.

10th     German picnic at Jackson’s Woods.

11th     Hugh Drain, one of the accomplices in the robbery of Titus & Scudder’s store, arrested.

12th     Annual Convocation of Royal Arch Masons met.  Harvey Brearley died, aged 62 years. 

13th     A young man named Wm. Purcell fell from the roof of a three story brick building, in Warren street, and was instantly killed.  Grand Commandery of Knights Templar met.

14th     Residence of R. C. Belleville entered by a burglar; repulsed by that gentleman after a struggle.  G. C. Stephenson died, aged 39.

16th     Charles D. Benjamin died, aged 61.

17th     Operatives of the rolling mill have a picnic.  Board of Chosen Freeholders met.

18th     Mercer Courts opened, with twenty-four cases on the calendar.  U. S. District Court met.  Anna Coleman died, aged 82.  Amos Cook died, aged 49.

19th     Mary, widow of James Gordon, died, aged 49.

24th     Mary Catherine, daughter of M. Roberts Hough, died, aged 7 years.

25th     United States Circuit Court met; the case of Jackalow taken up.  Stephen Daymond died, aged 81 years.

26th     Augustus Green nominated for Congress by the Democratic Convention at Freehold.  Edward H. Barwis died, aged 26 years.  Fire at Jones Pipe Foundry, in Fair street; loss trifling. 

27th     Eagle Fire Company start on an excursion to Lancaster.

29th     Thomas Combs died, aged 79. 

30th     Number of arrests for the month, 45.


1st     Farmer Green opens the Congressional campaign.  A son of James Brooks, of Ewing, was kicked by a horse, and fatally hurt.

2nd     William Conover died, aged 31 years.

4th     One of our city physicians committed matrimony.  Wm. Vanhorn died, aged sixteen years.  Charlotte C., wife of George Mitchell, died, aged 37 years.

5th     Political meetings are all the rage.

7th     Republican County Convention met at Princessville.  Several cases of wife beating in the city.

8th     Republicans are shaking at the bare idea of losing Pennsylvania tomorrow.

9th     The attention of our people is almost entirely engrossed by the Pennsylvania election.

10th     Republicans nominate Wm. Boswell for the Legislature.

11th     The Pennsylvania election has given the Democrats the blues.  Mercer County Sabbath School Convention met.  Some of our firemen had a run to Bordentown.

12th     The new Trinity Church edifice was opened to visitors.  Hamilton Square Republican meeting held today; as the procession passed through Greene street to this meeting, a little girl was run over by a wagon.  A workman named McCaffrey was seriously hurt between two cars. 

13th     The first snow fell today.  A child run over by ________________________ the rolling mill.  An artful dodger succeeds in getting ribbons from several milliners.

15th     Samuel Agnew died, aged 63 years.  A man fell from the new bridge into the Delaware; he came off with a ducking.

16th     Synod of New Jersey met in First Presbyterian Church.  The Court of Chancery met. 

17th     Mrs. McIlvaine, mother of Judge McIlvaine, died, aged 70 years.

18th     Fourth Presbyterian Church dedicated.  The Democrats nominate William S. Yard to represent the Second District in the Legislature.

22nd     Van Amburgh’s show creates some excitement.  The Edwin Forrest resumes her trips. 

23rd     Special term of Mercer Court held. 

24th     Gift concert of Trenton Hose Company.  Mercer County Democratic Convention met.  William, son of John Sassiman, died, aged five years.

25th     Delightful weather.  A heifer dashes through the streets knocking over juveniles and kicking up dust.

26th     Two fires---Richardson’s barn, in Spring street, and a stable at the head of Warren street; the first destroyed, the latter saved.

27th     William Little, of Third Ward, died suddenly.

28th     Richardson’s barn, on Pennington road, burned with a serious loss of $4,000 or $5,000 in horses and crops.

29th     The Mayor offers $300 reward to detect incendiaries.  James Brooks’ son, who was kicked by a horse, on the 1st, died, aged 8 years.  Phillip Phy__ Green died, aged 50 years.  Aaron Epley arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the recent fires. 

30th     John Dickinson’s barn burned; loss small.

31st     Grand City Democratic Rally at Temperance Hall.  Number of arrests for the month, 58.


1st     Independence Hook and Ladder Company, of Rahway, visit the city as guests of the Union Fire Company.

2nd     Grand Democratic Union Demonstration; the largest and most imposing ever seen in Trenton.

3rd     Heavy rain storm, lasting through the whole day with unabated violence and swelling the river and streams.

6th     Election day; Wm. S. Yard elected over Wm. Boswell to represent this district in the Legislature.  Supreme Court opened. 

7th     John Whitehead died, aged 45.  A man named Peter Gouldey burned to death at the lime kiln.

9th     County Canvassers met at the Court House.  Lydia J., wife of the late Dr. John Howell, died, aged 77.

11th     Part of the new city bridge carried away by a raft; raftman arrested and held to answer.

12th     A string was discovered mysteriously attached to the City Hall bell; the reporter is of the opinion that “thereby hangs a tale.”

14th     Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Kehoe, died, aged 36 years.

15th     Mrs. Jane Welling died, aged 84 years. 

17th     Fire at G. W. Waterhouse’s stocking factory; damage about $1,200, covered by insurance. 

19th     Mercer County Teacher’s Institute assembled.  Thomas Handey died, aged 27 years.

21st     Court of Errors and Appeals met.  A gentleman named Dittenhoffer, a resident of New York, died suddenly at the American Hotel.  Second snow of the season.

22nd     Ann Palmer died, aged 54 years.  William Paulding died from injuries received while on his way to a political celebration at Pennington. 

24th     Spice Mill of Cornish & Covert, at Millham, destroyed by fire.

25th     Very cold and windy.

26th     Clara Graham Williams died, aged five years. 

27th     State Canvassers met to canvass the vote for Electors and Congressmen.

29th     Thanksgiving Day; services in the churches generally.  Great massacre among the feathered tribe.

30th     Harry Ellis Willis died aged four years.  Company A., City Battalion of National Guards, organized.  Number of arrests for the month, 45.


1st     Meeting held to make arrangements for the celebration of the Battle of Trenton.  Malcolm, son of Julius J. Johnson, died, aged three years.  Elizabeth Cook, aged 93 years, died.

2nd     The Union Street M. E. Church first lighted with gas.

3rd     Court of Errors and Appeals delivered opinions.  Sarah D., daughter of Stephen Tice, died.

4th     Another snow storm.  Reporter and Colonel Cook visit the Asylum---both returned.  Found 314 patients.

5th     President’s message published in Trenton.  Electors for President and Vice President met---four cast votes for Lincoln and Hamlin and three for Douglas and Johnson.  H. J. Mills appointed messenger to Washington.

8th     Julia Levy, only daughter of J. D. Hall, died, aged 11 years.

9th     St. Paul’s Church (Episcopal) reopened.

11th     Union State Convention met to consider perilous condition of the Union.

12th     Herbert F. Yard, aged 35, died.

13th     The Edwin Forrest discontinued her trips for the season.

14th     Trinity Church was consecrated.  The America Hose Company resolve to purchase a steam fire engine.  Accident at the funeral of H. F. Yard; horses became restive, upset and broke the carriage of Benjamin Fish.  Mrs. Yard, the mother, and Joseph B., a brother, were injured; the father and widow escaped without injury.

15th     Decius W. Rice died, aged 59 years.  Otis L. Claften died, aged 35.  Lucy Ann, daughter of the late Rev. Samuel L. Southard, died.

16th     A bogus philanthropist appears, calling himself Cooper, and takes in sundry clergymen.  He is finally taken in himself and furnished with lodging at the county jail.  The ice in the Delaware removes tressle work of one span of new bridge.  

17th     Orville Gardner, of New York, lectured for benefit of Harmony Fire Company.  Adeline H. Muchler, died, aged 5 years.  Resolutions were passed by Excelsior Division on the death of Herbert F. Yard. 

18th     Public meeting held for relief of Kansas.  James Pettit died, aged 44. 

19th     Joshua Hart is killed on the Belvidere Railroad.

20th     Public meeting held in aid of the poor.  Republicans held a private meeting to strengthen “back bone.” State Temperance Convention. 

21st     Lucy Ann Gordon died, aged 66 years. 

22nd     Weather very fine.  Kris Kringle begins to show himself.  Joseph Gillingham, infant son of Henry N. Barton, died.

23rd     The juveniles in ecstasy.  Visions of plethoric stockings loom up.  Joseph Crozer died, aged 33.  Marion Stokes, widow of the late Samuel Stokes, died. 

24th     The depots of Christmas presents crowded.  Lucy Abbot died, aged 72.

25th     Christmas Day.  General festivities and rejoicings.  Services in several of the churches.

26th     Battle of Trenton celebrated.  Great time.  Hessians taken.  Three military companies from Freehold and Camden, and Trenton Rifle Company, and five companies of Continentals participated.  Capt. V. W. Mount, of Monmouth, personated General  Washington, and Capt. T. D. Hutchinson, General Rahl.

27th     The Sunday School scholars of Warren street Chapel (Presbyterian) have a festival.  A little girl rescued from drowning in the Assanpink.  The Masons have their annual supper. 

28th     Several arrests for stealing chickens.  Those engaged in the fowl business were negroes---three were sent to jail.  A workman at the new railroad, named McCafrey, was killed.  Wm. Eldred died, aged 15 years.

29th     Caleb C., son of Joseph Hill, died.

31st     The last day of the year opens with a two inch snow on the ground.  Negro sent to jail for stealing seventeen chickens.  This evening the Methodist Churches and the Young Men’s Christian Association follow the old year to the grave with religious services.  The year as gone.  The Reporter has completed his task.  The year closes amid a National crisis, threatening civil war between the government and some of its subjects.  May a kind Providence ________ the ____________ of evil to general good, and may the coming year be one of unexampled peace and prosperity!


                                                                                                No. Arrests No. Deaths

January                                                                                     36                    8

February                                                                                   55                    15

March                                                                                       46                    16

April                                                                                          26                    12

May                                                                                           62                    13

June                                                                                           38                    8

July                                                                                            56                    12       

August                                                                                       70                    22

September                                                                                 45                    14

October                                                                                     58                    10

November                                                                                 54                    11

December                                                                                  44                    19

                                                                                                 _____              _____

                                                                                                  590                  160

                        No. of arrests last year                                     727

                        Decrease                                                         137


     The following is an accurate statement of the number of interments in this city for the past year, obtained from official record:

Cemetery------Adults 73, children 52, still-born 10------135

First Presbyterian Church burying ground,     1

St. Michael’s                                                 7

Friends                                                          5

Public                                                          16

Second Presbyterian                                    20

German Catholic                                          30       

St. John’s Catholic                                       81

Union Street Methodist                                17

First Baptist                                                 26

River View Cemetery                                  56


     Let us rejoice that crime seems to have been decreased, judging from the number of arrests; and that Death has decreased his ravages also, in the last two years. 


 Whole number of interments in the city, 394.  For five years past, the interments are as follows: 

1856                1857                1858                1859                1860

406                  402                  307                  363                  394


     The following is believed to be an accurate list of the buildings and improvements made in the city during the last year.  Considering the times, it compares favorably with former years:


     Pottery for Millington, Asbury, & Co., with machinery, by Nutt & Warner,    $6,000

     Parsonage of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, built by Forman & Reed,   4,000

     Building for Yates, Rhodes, & Co’s Pottery, by Nutt, Warner, and Johnson,     5,000

     Pottery for William I. Shreve, by Pitcher & Graham,                                          8,000

     Cottage for Andrew Dutcher, by John Kane,                                                     5,000

     Improvement at Fountain Hotel for N. E. Britton, by Graham & Forman,             500

     Two brick houses on Carroll street, for Jonathan Stewart, by Wm. R. Titus,       1,200

     Additions to Jacob Warner’s property in Greene street, by R. Aitken,                400

     New Brewery on Hanover st., for Fischer,                                                         500

     H. N. Barton, improvements,                                                                          500

     John Mars, improvement in Hanover street,                                                 500

     Isaac Dunn, additions in Hanover street,                                                    2,000

     Henry Speeler, additions, by Nutt & Warner,                                             5,000

     Joseph Pearson, Washington street,                                                               900

     Dr. E. I. Grant’s improvement, by D. S. Anderson,                                     1,200

     George S. Green’s improvement,                                                                    300

     General Perrine’s improvement, by D. S. Anderson and Bennett & Carlisle,     500

     Christopher Noble’s improvement,                                                                200

     Wm. Pearson, State street, improvement,                                                    1,000

     David Mount’s improvements,                                                                       500

     James Drake’s improvement in Monmouth street,                                       100

     James Tindall’s three story brick, in Southard street,                                 2,000

     John R. Dill’s improvement in Warren st.,                                                    850




     Wilkinson & Blackfan, barn on Willow street, Samuel Kerr, builder,                $250

     Cheverie, Spring Manufactory, by Johnson & Howell,                                      500

     Isaac Heulings’ frame house, by Hankinson & Wilson,                                      700

     Isaac Heulings’ frame barn and stable, same builders,                                       300

     James Murphy, three story brick house on State street, by Johnson & Forman,     3,000

     James Murphy, addition to store, same builders,                                                     300

     Alexander Roddy’s improvement of old Methodist Chapel,                                    425

     Edward Murray, frame house, by Lindsay & Fort,                                         350

     Chancellor Green, frame house in Spring street, Graham & Forman,                   900

     David Vanaman, hot-house, by Forman, Biles & Hunt,                                       400

     School House, Higbee street, for City, by Henry Scott & Samuel Mulford,       3,000

     Harmony Engine House, for city, by Wm. Titus, Tucker and Warren streets,      1,200

     Hand-In-Hand Engine House, for City, Willow street, by Wm. Titus,                1,200

     Patent Roofing establishment for Moses & Co., Feeder street,                           200

     Wm. Turner, brick house, Quarry street, by Wm. Clark,                                    600

     Forman & Kite, brick house, corner of Delaware and Front streets, by Biles & Furman,   2,000

                                                                                                                 ____________                                                                                                                                  $15,325          


     1 two story frame in Lamberton st., below Furman st., owned by Lewis Harmon, cost  $600

     1 two story frame in Lamberton st., below Furman st., owned by Jacob Gilbert, cost     900

     1 two story frame in Lamberton st., below Furman st., owned by Michael  Curran, cost  525

     1 two story frame in Lamberton st., below Furman st., owned by Thos. Kelly, cost   850

     3 two story frames in Centre st., below Furman, owned by Peter Dehee, cost          650

     2 three story bricks in Centre, below Furman, owned by Thos. Hammilton, cost    2,000

     1 two story frame in Centre, above Furman, owned by James Barcley, cost             500

     1 two story frame in Centre, above Furman, owned by Morris Mathews, cost          600

     1 two story brick in Centre, below Bridge, owned by Morris Mathews, cost         1,150  

     1 three story brick , in Broad, below Bridge, owned by John Gladden, cost            700

     1 two story frame in Second, below Federal, owned by John Foley, cost                500

     1 two story frame in Second, below Federal, owned by John Powers, cost            300

     1 two story frame in Second, below Federal, owned by Andrew Young, cost         600

     1 two story brick, in Broad, below Bridge, owned by Edmund Holt, cost      700

     1 three story brick building, corner of Taylor and Mercer sts., owned by Taylor & Houdayer, cost  3,000

     1 two story frame in Market, owned by Mathew Lumley, cost                            1,000

     2 two story bricks in Market, owned by Mathew Lumley, cost                           2,000

     4 three story bricks in Jackson, owned by Geo. James, cost                               4,000

     2 two story bricks in Clay, owned by Enoch Hunt, cost                                      1,600

     2 two story bricks in Lewis, owned by John Conover, cost                           1,660

     1 foundry on Lewis, owned by Goulding & Gillingham, cost                                3,500

     1 two story kitchen in Lamberton below Bridge, owned by Peter Hartman, cost    225

     Improvement to St. Paul’s church on Centre st., cost                                     1,000




     1 three story brick house in Warren st., for John Drummond, by John Kane,     $1,000

     2 two story brick houses for A. W. Yard, by Carlisle & Bennett,                        2,200

     H. G. Slack, an addition,                                                                                        700

     Stephen Tice, an addition,                                                                                      500

     E. H. Stokes, a green house,                                                                          450

     1 two story frame ___________ for John Kane,                                                 

Rest of Fourth Ward is unreadable.


     1 three story brick and stable on Warren street, for Wm. Dolton, builders, S. Mulford, Furman & Kite,                                                                                                            $4,000

     2 two story frames on Jefferson street, for Michael Mullen, builder J. J. Johnson,  900

     1 two story frame on Kossuth street, for Joseph O’Shea, builder J. J. Johnson,     550

     1 two story frame on same street, for Wm. Middleton, by J. J. Johnson,                3__

     3 two story bricks on Southard street, for Samuel Kerr, by Kerr & Fell,              ___

     Additions to property of D. R. Bower, ______ street,                                      ____

     Trinity Church, on Academy street, by _______ & Hughes,                                    ____

     2 three story bricks on Perry street, for Joseph Hannum, by Pitcher & Kane,   3,400

     2 two story frames on Woodruff street, for Joseph Hannum, by John Kane,            400

     1 three story brick on Montgomery street, for Edward Grinslade, by Lloyd & Norton,       2,500

     Additions to Mr. Farley’s house in Perry st.,                                                      200

     Cooper shop in Perry street, for Frank Bender,                                                 100

     1 two story brick house in Southard street, for Mr. Young, by Fell & Kerr,     1,800

     1 two story brick near Clinton street, for Michael Fox, by S. Forman,                 500

     1 two story brick in Kossuth street, for Margaret Conlow, S. Forman builder,     450

     1 two story frame in Esher street, for John Rains,                                                325

     1 two story frame for Michael Shay, in Franklin street,                                       300

     1 two story frame on Brunswick turnpike, for George Weil, by Fell & Levy, cost,  800

     2 two story frames for John Benson, Rose st.,                                                       700

     Foundry of Pelton & Fell, Woodruff st.,                                                             2,000

     Improvements to the Parker property, corner of Perry and Greene streets, 1,000




     Two story and a half frame in Centre st.,                                                               600

     1 kitchen in Second street, for Wm. Clark,                                                            175

     Additions to D. Lynch’s pottery,                                                                         4,500

     Edward Davies’ additional brick kiln,                                                                  1,500



1858                 1859                1860

            First Ward,              73,050             64,300             45,150

            Second Ward,         10,300             18,750             15,325

            Third Ward,            35,335             52,340             28,500

            Fourth Ward,            2,500               17,330             8,950

            Fifth Ward,              27,750             16,155             33,025

            Sixth Ward,              850                  9,500               6,775

                                           _____              _____              _____

                                       $149,785            178,355            137,725

     Showing a decrease in the improvements and buildings in the city for the last two years---less than  in 1858 of $12,060, and less than 1859 by $40,630.


     During the year there have been 38 alarms of fire.  Of this number, 22 were false, and 16 for fires.  The amount of losses by fire, $15,000; amount of insurance, $4,000.  The causes are stated as follows:---Carelessness, 5; burning tar, 1; accidental, 2; defect in smoke stack, 2; sparks from locomotive, 1; incendiary, 5---16.

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