The Summit Herald of August 10, 1907 reported that B.B. Walling’s store had been entered, and a selection of pocket knives and fishing tackle stolen. The police tracked down the culprits, who had entered through a broken cellar window. They retrieSummer ved the stolen property, and released the thieves—a pair of 8-year-old boys—to the custody of their parents. Nightly gospel meetings were held in a tent on Summit Avenue. Guests at the Beechwood Hotel were invited to an amateur minstrel show to benefit the Arthur Home [for Blind Babies]. A carnival on the baseball grounds (nightly, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays) was raising money for the Summit Athletic
Association baseball team. In the most recent game in the Lackawanna League, Summit easily defeated Irvington, 8-4.
In Chicago, a Federal District judge levied a $29 million fine against Standard Oil because of illicit practices by the Rockefeller oil monopoly. In Scranton, representatives of 41,000 unionized railroad workers met to discuss their grievances. Although wages had been raised, the working day had not been reduced from 12 hours to 10 hours, as promised.
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