With a line up that could not be surpassed by the famous “Broadway Squad” of New York, Camden’s policemen, or most of them, turned out in review yesterday. The military carriage of the men excited much and favorable comment, especially among those who were not aware that the men have been drilled every week for a year past by Colonel D. R. Murphy, of the National Guard of New Jersey. The policemen were followed by an array of firemen and a variety of apparatus that made many of the natives gasp in astonishment. Altogether the procession was a revelation to Camden residents who thought hey were well informed about their city.
Chief of Police John Foster, Captains Stanley, Boyle and Alberts, seventy policemen and Colonel D. B. Murphy, the police drill instructor, marched in a body from the Third Regiment Armory in Camden to Broadway M. E. Church last evening to attend divine service. A number of city firemen, trolley conductors and motormen were also in attendance. The pastor, Rev. James W. Marshall, D. D. preached on “Immortality?
Harrisburg Patriot – July 17, 1899
Philadelphia, July 16 — Walter S. Jones, colored, is locked up in Camden Jail under a chain of weird circumstances. On Friday night a horse and empty wagon were found standing in a clump of bushes near Seventeenth and Mickle streets, a sparsely settled part of Camden’s annexed district. Almost simultaneous with its discovery wild cries of “Murder” and “Help” were heard from the vicinity of Cooper’s creek. The team was taken in charge and Police Captain Albert with Policemen Flick, Abbott and Horner, began an investigation.
Philadelphia Inquirer – June 21, 1899
ABELS – At Interlaken, NJ on June 17, 1899, William Abels. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, Joseph H. Sweeten, No. 104 North Sixth street, Camden, N.J. Interment private, at Colestown, N.J.
The Camden police yesterday raided the alleged poolroom at 25 South Third street, where Walter H. Keefer, former manager of the Merchantville Light and Power Company, claims he lost $254, belonging to his employers. Seven-men were captured in the raid, including W. Harry Getty and Charles Metz, who were committed in default of $1500 bail each as principals. The others were James Boone, of Fourth and Benson streets; George Armstrong, Charles Loriaux, George Smith and Victor Thompson. Each furnished $300 bail except Thompson, who was unable to get surety up to a late hour.
Camden Daily Courier – April 21, 1899
Acting Captain of Police Robert Abbott now wears a Camden badge and is designated as No. 70.
The Sixth Ward Republican Club will give out 400 loaves of bread from the headquarters at 908 Broadway, between 10 and 11 o’clock this morning. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will distribute 200 loaves in the afternoon at the W. C. T. U. Hall, on Benson street above Fourth.
James Hanley, a sexuageneric found stiff on a step, sentence suspended; Henry Myers, a Trenton corsalve fakir with his nose in court plaster chancery, twenty days for insulting a woman, and James Sharp, a young man fired out of the Sixth ward ball and who then tried to lick Policeman George Anderson, fined $3.75. The court was out of change and there was a long wait while Hughey Boyle broke the prisoner’s five dollar bill.