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Boonton Weekly Nov 14 1889
Morris Co. Up

Local News

  • R. D. Heath has made an appliance for holding blankets on a horse, which is sure to take.
  • James Simms is putting up a foundation for a new house on his lot on the new part of Holmes Street.
  • While Frank Van Ness and family, of Pine Brook, were at church their house was entered and robbed of $50.
  • W. C. Brainerd's residence on Harrison St. has been improved by a new coat of paint. It presents a fine appearance.
  • J. K. Darragh is adding new machinery to his paper tube and box factory and the business is constantly increasing.
  • Mrs. John Rose, of Scranton, Pa., has been spending a few days with her brother, Charles Q. Carman, on Mechanic Street.
  • Miss Annie Thomas, daughter of Rev. R. Thomas, of 33 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. is visiting her friend, Mrs. Robert H. Wilson on Birch Street.
  • Jacob Kiesler, a farmer living near Brookdale, was on Monday of last week instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his gun while examining it. The gun was loaded with buck-shot, and the charge penetrated his heart. The wife of the unfortunate man stood by his side when the accident occurred.

Wedding Bells

A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hixson, at Montville, on the evening of the 9th inst. Mr. George Pursel, of Montville, and Mrs. Hannie Brown of Boonton, were the happy couple. Rev. A. O. Miller, of Montville, officiated. Soon after the ceremony the young couple started for Boonton, where they will immediately enter upon the joys of domestic life. They have the best wishes of their friends, which are many.

Buried in the Mine

John Smith, father of the young man who was killed by Dan. O'Connell several years ago, was buried in the Dickerson Mine, in the old workings, on Tuesday morning of last week. He and his son-in-law went into this mine to work taking out the top ore; there was a plank roadway over an abandoned ore bed, and as Smith was wheeling a barrow over the plank the ground above it caved in. The hole was in the shape of a funnel, and as poor Smith went down more earth and rock came after, thus completely covering him out of sight. His body may be down several hundred feet, and it may not be so far. But as this part of the mine is an old working, it is impossible to say where his body is located. The men were at work Wednesday with ropes and ladders, and also timbering, to see if they could get his body, which is under tons of debris. 

Mr. Charles Coleman,

a druggist of Jersey City, died suddenly on Sunday morning, at the residence of his wife's brother, Mr. C. B. Dixon, at Rockaway Valley. He was not strong in physique and has been in the habit of occasionally spending a few days with his relatives in this vicinity, in order to improve his health. Last week, about Tuesday, he came from home to the Valley, and proceeded with Mr. Dixon to the residence of Mr. Righter, a brother-in-law, at Succasunna, in order to have a day's hunt. The three hunted all day, and the next morning Mr. Coleman came to Rockaway Valley, on his way to Jersey City, but was suddenly taken ill, and grew rapidly worse until he died. It is thought that the immediate cause of his death was undue exposure. Mr. Coleman formerly resided in Dover, where he was very popular as a young man, and he has many warm friends in Boonton. Deceased was 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and three small children. The funeral services were held at the house of Mr. C. B. Dixon, at Rockaway Valley, on Wednesday, and the remains were interred in the Dixon burial plot in the churchyard.

The Cigarette Law

  1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, that hereafter no person or persons in this State shall knowingly sell any cigarette or cigarettes, or tobacco in any of its forms, to any minor under the age of 16 years.
  2. And be it enacted, that if any person or persons shall violate the provisions of this act, he, she, or they shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for each and every offence; such penalty to be used for by and in the name of the court of competent jurisdiction in this state, such penalty to go to the County Collector, for the use of the county wherein the violation of this act occurs. Approved March 22, 1883.


Nafey-Cadmus - At the M. E. Parsonage, Pine Brook, November 10, 1889, by Rev. J. L. Hayes, Mr. Walter Nafey to Miss Sarah Cadmus, all of Montville township.


Backer - At Newark, November 12, 1889, Charles B. Backer, aged about 42 years. Funeral to-morrow, (Friday) in Boonton M.E. Church, at 12:30 o'clock. Interment in Boonton Cemetery.


Nathan Hopkins

After a lingering illness, Nathan Hopkins, father of C. F. and W. E. Hopkins, died at his residence in Succasunna, yesterday morning, aged 78 years and 9 months. The deceased was a staunch Republican and represented his party frequently in Conventions. He was well known throughout the County.

Ambrose E. Kitchell

Ambrose E. Kitchell, a well known leather merchant, died suddenly at his home near Madison, on Sunday morning. He was born at Hanover Neck, Morris County, in 1834. He entered the leather business in New York at an early age and continued in it until the time of his death. He was a member of the firm of Ely, Vanderpoel & Kitchell, No. 103 Gold street. He has always lived at Madison. He was a life long Republican. His father, who survives him, was one of the committee who met and entertained President William Henry Harrison when he visited New Jersey; he also voted for his grandson last fall. A widow and two children, a son and daughter, both unmarried, survive the dead man.


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