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Electric Lights for the Streets of Summit?

bonesThe Summit Record of May 10, 1890 reported that the Township Committee heard proposals from several companies for public street lighting. Options included gas and electricity (either the Westinghouse incandescent light or the Thomson-Houston arc light). The Editor expressed the hope that, all things being equal, the contract would be awarded to Summit resident W.A.E. Doying, who proposed the Westinghouse system, at a cost of $20 per light annually.

The Editor praised the efforts of the New York Evening Post to expose the rottenness of Tammany Hall. He hoped they would continue those efforts until the people of New York rose up to "crush the monster of corruption they have nurtured into strength."

Justice Kelly sentenced Agnes Pullen to 45 days in the county jail upon complaint of her husband for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

In the classified ads: for sale, a street watering cart, a one-horse surrey, English pug puppies, and an English pony mare (13 hands). Lost, a small bunch of keys. Liberal reward offered.

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