Over the River

Philadelphia Inquirer – May 2, 1877

IMPROVING Navigation. – The Camden and Atlantic Railroad Company are negotiating for the construction of a canal through the sandbar in the Delaware opposite Cooper’s Point, for the better navigation of thelr ferry boats. The channel is to be from fifty to seventy-five feet in width, eight feet deep at low water, and, according to the needs of the company, the contractor will be required to keep it in good condition for the period of five years, It is the intention of the company to have it completed during the coming season, so that it may be available when the river is full of ice next winter.

The City Hall Imbroglio – Yesterday Mr. Samuel Hufty, Charles P. Stratton and other members of the Finance Committee of Camden City Council, went to Trenton to answer before the Chancellor a writ to show cause why Mr. Hufty refused, in obedience to a previously-issued mandatory writ from Chancellor Runyon, to return to the possession of Alfred Hugg, city solicitor, the books, documents and papers taken from his office a week ago. After argument by counsel on both sides the Chancellor rendered a decision adversely to Mr. Hufty and the Finance Committee, the effect of which is to replace the books into the solicitor’s office

Held to Answer. — George B. Anderson, ex-police officer, had Frank Jones arraigned before Justice Cassady, of Camden, charging him with assault and battery, Jones was held to answer in $200. This was a cross-action for an affray which occurred on Friday night last.

Commmitted. — Yesterday Ware Green was arraigned before Mayor Ayres, of Camden, on a charge of the larceny of a quantity of butter, and committed to the county jail for trial.

Lodgers. — During the month of April there were 632 persons furnished with lodgings at the Camden Station House.

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