In a new series called Historic Trentons Day in the Life, TheTrentonDaily will be looking back through newspapers from the very beginning and seeing what everyday problems, solutions, and needs were met during Historic Trenton’s past!
This week is focused on the week of 1896 from The Trenton Evening Times. The Top Headlines were Writing Up Stock, Decomrates at Indianapolis, At Sea Girt Ranges: Hih Win Prevents Making Any High Score, Trenton Evening Schools, and A Street Committee Meeting where “Contractor Fell Protests the Award of the Prospect Street Paving.
The newspaper advertised that Oysters were in season and that the Delaware River was at its lowest recorded level of the year. Toward the end of the front page, Joseph Seruy of Pennington, NJ, reported having a severe headache for one week and was “cured” after one dosage of U-No Oil.
Local advertisers like Trenton Brewing Co Bottling Depart have a giant ad for their beer, a house being sold on Greenwood Ave for 9,500 dollars, Hill’s bread, and School Boy Suits, as wells as men’s suits at B.I.Gunson.
At the courthouse, a woman named Mary Portlock was able to talk her way out of a drunk and disorderly charge she received the night before, and Houston Henson was arrested then prosecuted for selling liquor without a license. An unknown man passed forged checks to Trentonians. Two “respectable men” were let off with a warning after being charged tightening due to thier standing in the community.
Two Cyclists collided on the bank in the City notes, and the Totowa Canoe Club was arranging to have their clubhouse renovated. According to the traditional saying, frost comes six weeks after the Katydids (A form of crickets or grasshoppers) dispute, so the city should have seen its first frost on Sept. 7, 1896.