From the 1885 Philadelphia Inquirer . . .
Courtesy of Bill Fitzsimmons
and Phil herrington
January 28, 1885
"The divorce suit pending between Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey, of Gloucester, was withdrawn yesterday by mutual
consent. Mr. Harvey agrees to allow his wife $8 per week
alimony and the wages of the eldest son."
April 20, 1885
"News Gathered from the City
Across the Delaware"
Alexander Harvey, of Gloucester City, was
arrested in Camden on Saturday night, and held in $500 bail by
Mayor Bradshaw, on the charge of attempting to kill his son,
Thomas W. Harvey, and a companion named James Dayley. Harvey
has been engaged in a divorce suit in Camden by his wife. He
has had considerable home trouble, and the arrest on Saturday
resulted from this source. On that day, it is said, he visited
the abode of his wife and removed a piano. The son, observing
this, followed him and began throwing stones, when the father
became exasperated and fired. The piano was captured and placed
in the Mayor’s office to await the claim of the rightful owner."
April 21, 1885
"Intelligence from the City
of Camden and Its Neighborhood"
"The piano at the Mayor’s office, captured
by the police from Alexander Harvey, on complaint of his son,
who claimed that the property was his mother’s, was replevined
by Sheriff Smith yesterday on an order from Harvey."
Jun. 24, 1885
"FROM NEW JERSEY"
"County, Court and Council
Coroner’s Cases and Other Camden Items"
Vice Chancellor Bird has ordered Alexander
Harvey, of Gloucester City, to pay his wife ten dollars per week
alimony, pending the trial of the suit for divorce which comes
up next month.
And from the New York Times...