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Silence on the [Basketball] Court

plumbingThe Summit Herald of January 11, 1908 reported that Common Council received a letter from Mayor Risk urging the Council to offer a reward for information about a recent string of burglaries in the city. Residents of Hobart Avenue decided to hire a special night watchman to guard their homes.

The Summit Express Company announced that they would be discontinuing their livery business, and would be selling off their horse, wagons, and harness. The Fortnightly Club celebrated its 15th anniversary with a luncheon at the Hotel Beechwood. The Summit Spartans basketball team played a new opponent—the Silent Five of Newark, a team of deaf-mute individuals. The Spartans won, 52-38. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Summit announced a special speaker: Col. George W. Bain, the “silver-tongued orator” of Kentucky. Harry Spinning of Summit won third place for his Black Orpington cockerel at the Morris County Poultry Association. Reports from Panama indicated that progress on digging the canal was speeding up.

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