1895 – Wanamaker’s was featuring women’s Canada Seal Capes lined with satin regularly $30, now $18. Imported French corsets, heavily boned with a corded bust were just $1. As most women still made their own clothing, Wanamaker’s was also offering an exception deal on Quaker City Sewing Machines. The much-coveted machines were just $35.
1931 - The Ocean City Sentinel Ledger reported, “Archie Harris, 44, colored preacher with a church at 3rd St. near Haven Avenue, was committed to the county jail for 10 days Wednesday, after he insisted on preaching at all hours of the day and night, at home and on the street, clad and unclad.” In addition to disturbing the public, Harris also, “declared he had a special revelation in which the downfall of this resort was predicted.”
1895 – The Ocean City Sentinel Ledger reported, “Nearly all hope for the safety of the four-masted schooner, Edna M. Champion, Captain Frank Somers, which sailed from Philadelphia October 12 for Port Tampa, Florida, has vanished.” The Sentinel speculated that it had been lost in “the gales that swept the Southern coast soon after her departure,” and reported that an “aged woman” visited the Maritime Exchange daily to inquire about her son, Captain Frank Somers of Seaview, Atlantic county.
1931 – Classen’s Store at 848-854 Asbury Avenue was featuring specials for new parents. Baby strollers were $18.00, baby bath thermometers were 85 cents and incubator thermometers were 75 cents. For those preparing for company, 6 x 9 Napara rugs were $4.00, vacuum cleaners were $25 and pool tables were $20.
1891 – Brig Henry B. Clevis wrecked at Hereford Inlet (North Wildwood). The Henry B. Clevis was a 370 tons vessel with a cargo of ice and was valued at $13,000. The crew of seven was saved.
1998 – The first $2 toll was collected at the Egg Harbor Plaza of the Atlantic City Expressway. Tolls on the Expressway had been raised for the first time since 1969 as part of a $60-million capital improvement plan. That year, toll revenues rose to $27.4 million.
ings and in 1887, he moved the Seaside 800 feet closer to the growing beach. In 1900, he increased the size again at a cost of $150,000. Evans was a Swarthmore farmer when he began investing in Atlantic City.