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Carrying Gratitude to Extremes. --A good-looking German girl, named Klea Kroeber, recently attempted to drown herself at Newark, N. J., but was rescued by a colored man. She was so grateful, that she married him for the asking.
Fire in Newark. Newark, N. J.,Dec. 22. --A portion of the New Jersey Zinc Works, in this city, was destroyed by fire last night. Loss about $8,000.
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1860., [Electronic resource], Population of cities in the United States. (search)
he official reports, though it is probable that they are generally correct: cities.18501860Actual IncreaseIncr'se per cent New York515,647814,277298,73053 Philadelphia408,762568,034159,7234 Brooklyn96,838273,425176,587182 Baltimore169,054214,03744,93327 Boston136,881177,90241,02130 New Orleans116,375170,76654,39147 St. Louis77,86062,17984,319108 Cincinnati115,435160,06044,62599 Chicago29,963109,42079,457265 Buffalo42,26184,00041,73999 Louisville43,19475,19632,00274 Newark, N. J.38,89472,05533,16185 San Francisco.34,87066,00031,13089 Washington40,00161,40021,39953 Providence41,51350,6699,15622 Rochester36,40348,09611,69332 Detroit21,01946,83425,805123 Milwaukee20,06145,32325,262126 Cleveland17,03443,55026,516156 Charleston, S. C.42,98540,194loss 2791loss 6 Troy.28,78539,65310,86836 New Haven20,34539,27718,93290 Richmond27,57037,95810,38837 Lowell33,38837,0693,68611 Jersey City6,85629,25622,400327 Cambridge15,21526,07410,85971 Roxbury18,56425,1376,7
Remarkable longevity in a family. --A few days ago we announced the death of Benjamin Mead, Esq., in Newark, N. J., while attending a Union prayer meeting in company with his wife. On the following Sunday the Rev. Dr. Dashiell, the pastor of the Broad street M. E. Church in Newark, preached a funeral discourse, in the course of which he introduced the following remarkable instance of longevity in the Mead family, for which he was indebted to the Stamford (Ct) Advocate: "We often hear of Newark, preached a funeral discourse, in the course of which he introduced the following remarkable instance of longevity in the Mead family, for which he was indebted to the Stamford (Ct) Advocate: "We often hear of singular cases of longevity up among the hills of Litchfield county, but we do not recollect anything that exceeds in this respect the following facts in relation to one of the families of old Greenwich. Edmond and Theodosia Mead had ten children, all in the eighteenth century, seven of whom are now living, whose aggregate age at the present time exceeds five hundred years. The survivors are — Benjamin, born April 24, 1780; Sarah, born August 22, 1782; Obadiah, born March 10, 1785; Mary, June 1
Sudden death of a Oldestman. --The Rev. Philip C. Hay, D. D. died suddenly of disease of the heart in Orange, N. J., last week, Dr. Hay was a graduate of Princeton College, and for many years pastor of the second Presbyterian Church in Newark.
Mutual benefit Life Insurance Co.,Office 151 Market St., Newark, N. J., December 8. 1860. B. W. Knowles, Esq., Richmond, Va.:Dear Sir. --Your favor of the 6th inst. is duly received. The secretary will answer your business inquiry. We regret that any of the insured in this Company should have suggested a suspicion even that, under any circumstances, we should not meet our obligations to them. We never have repudiated a contract and we never will. We have members in almost every country on the globe; nationality or location does not change our contracts. Our assets of nearly four millions belong to the members, and we hold them only as their trustees. We are legally and morally responsible to meet our obligations, and we will do so. No location of the insured can change or lessen that obligation. We do not feel that the excitement existing in your State can result in the dissolution of the political relations between you and us. We believe that Virginia will act wi
Great trouble for small Booty. --During Wednesday night last, some burglars broke into the office of Days' Express Company, at Newark, N. J., and blow open the safe with gunpowder. The contents amounted to twenty-five pennies — not more than enough to pay for the powder.
Death of Rev. Nicholas Murray. Newark,Feb. 5.--The Rev. Nicholas Murray, D. D., the well known "Kirwan," died last evening, at his residence in Elizabeth, of a disease of the heart. He was a prominent man in the Old School Presbyterian Church, and pastor of the First Church, in Elizabeth, for many years.
miles in seven hours, being a comfortable and perfectly safe rate of speed. Hours of departure; 6.30 A. M., and 7 P. M. Baggage, under charge of Special Agents, Checked through to Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. Through Tickets can be secured to the following points, via; Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Cairo, Dayton, Jeffersonville, Rock Island, Zanesville, Washington, New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Pittsburg, Louisville, Decatur, Newark and Vincennes. Passengers breakfast and sup at Ashland, and dine on board the comfortable steamer between Acquia Creek and Washington. Persons wishing to obtain tickets for servants for Washington city and points further North, must, in all cases be vouched for by some responsible white citizen of Richmond, in in person, known to the officers of the Road, as no Tickets will be sold if applied for them. For further information, apply at this office, Broad Street, Shockoe Hill.
The Wheeling Intelligencer has started a story of the capture of Ex Gov. Joseph Johnson, in full regimentals, at Phillippi, by the Federalists. We doubt the story, principally because the Wheeling Intelligencer never tells the truth. A peace meeting has been held in Newark, N. J. The citizens will memorialize the Washington Congress to call a "National Convention," and stop the war if possible. First Lieut. Lewis, of the Metropolitan Rifles, in Washington, D. C., was accidentally and fatally shot on the 21st inst. by one of his comrades. George Vandenhoff, the actor, has been lecturing in Liverpool on the American war, taking a decidedly Northern view of the case So say the U. S. papers. A German brewer, named Conrad Reminger, was suffocated to death in a beer vat in New York last Thursday. Madrid papers consider it likely that the dissensions between Spain and Mexico will be satisfactorily arranged. Anderson, the fugitive slave, whose case create
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