The Merchants Trust was organized in November of 1911. It was a small bank that catered to Camden's business community, and was one of many small and medium sized banks active in the 1910s and 1920s. From its founding through his death in 1924 the president of the Merchants Trust was Charles Reynolds. He was succeeded in that position by George Frey. E.G. Robinson served as vice-president all through this time. The new bank acquired the house of Casper T. Sharpless at 18 Broadway, and remodeled it for use as a bank. The Merchants Trust opened its doors for business on March 4, 1912.
"Harry L. Maloney Day" will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party will attend. Maloney, Democratic state committeeman from Camden County and Mayor of Bellmawr, was named by President Roosevelt to succeed Edward L. Sturgess and is expected to take office by July 1.
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
Demanding a fair election and protection to Democratic voters, A. Harry Moore was greeted here last night by the largest crowd to gather at a Democratic meeting in Camden's recent history.
According to a statement made by a member of the Police Committee of Camden City Council to an Inquirer reporter yesterday, charges will be preferred against a number of Democratic policemen during the week and the resignations of the officers are likely to follow.
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.
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.
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.