GEORGE B. ANDERSON was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on September 18, 1872 as a replacement extra man with Engine Company 2. He took the place of William S. Davis, who had been promoted to Engineer. He resigned on April 20, 1874 after having been appointed to the Police Department from Camden’s Fourth Ward.
OVER IN CAMDEN
Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company.
The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing.
Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a etep at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and
broke his shin. He was takeo to the Cooper Hospital.
A number of church people have filed a remonstrance with the excise Commission against granting a liquor license to Charles Gorden, of Ninth street amd Ferry avenue.
Mrs. Victor Kline, of 526 Vine street. discovered a burglar in the house early Tuesday morning, but the thief fled at her approach, leaving a lot af clothing and silverware which he had bundled up, ready to take away
Charles E. Wilson was committed by Recorder Mowrey [sic] last night, charged with stealing two overcoats trom the Camden Turning Mill, at Front and Arch streets. He was captured at the Federal Street Ferry by Policeman Hartman.
Bessie Hughes was held by Justice Schmits yesterday for further bearing on a charge of
stealing household goods from the boarding house of Mrs. Marshall, at 121 Market Street. Some of the missing goods were found at the defendant’s home.
Among the latest victims of the grip in Camden are Mayor Hatch, Chief of Police Foster, City Clerk Worry Kramer, former City Counsel J. Wiliard Morgan, Charles R. Baron, New
Jersey editor of the Philadelphia Record, and Policemen George Cooper,. Harry Miller. James
Ware and George Anderson.
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,
May Term. — The May term of the Camden County Courts commenced yesterday morning, with Judges Woodhull, Pancoast, Tatem and Horner on the bench. After the grand jury had been impanneled the usual preliminary mo tions were made, officers appoluted, and then an adjournment took place until this morning.
Held to Answer. — George B. Anderson, ex-police oficer, 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.
This morning Mayor Morgan reappointed the old force. They are as follows:
First ward – John McCormick and John Dunn.
Chief of Police – W.H. Heinsing.
Second ward – George Gardiner and Joseph Pike.
Third ward – Isaac Hires and Samuel Hankinson.
Fourth ward – George Anderson and George A. Tenner.
Fifth ward – Patrick Gallagher and Benjamin Smith.
Sixth ward – Joseph C. Sloan and Thos. Heffernan.
Seventh ward – Charles Smith and Francis Souders.
Eight ward – Isaac Ferris and Frederick M. Chamberlain [sic]
After the officers were sowrn in the Mayor made a pleasing talk to them as to their duties while he is in office. He instructed them that he should require efficient service, close attention to duty and proper discrimination in its discharge.
Hon, John H. Jones, mayor of Camden, has appointed the following gentlemen who will constitute the police force of Camden; They will enter upon their duties on the 1st of April: Chief of Police, Col. William H. Hempsing. Policemen First Ward, Jolin Dunn, Jom McCormick. Becond, George W. Gardner, Joseph Pike; Third, William Hartman, Isaac Hires, Fourth, George B. Anderson, George Tenner, Fifth, Benjamin Smith, Patrick Gallagher; Sixth, Thos. Heffernan, Joseph H. Sloan; seventh. Charles Smith, Frank Souders; Eighth, F, Chamberlain, Issac Ferris.