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Presidential Politics

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The Summit Record of April 21, 1900 reported that the Republicans of the Eighth Congressional District met in Belleville to choose two delegates to attend the Republican National Convention scheduled for June in Philadelphia, and predicted the re-election of President McKinley. The Lackawanna Railroad offered commuter tickets to New York for 10 cents. The Children’s Aid & Protective Society of Orange advertised for Protestant families willing to foster children aged 2 to 8.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php

Silk Weavers Win Concessions

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The Summit Record of April 14, 1916 reported that the Board of Health rejected a proposal that only pasteurized milk should be sold in Summit, feeling that frequent inspections of local dairies was enough to guarantee public safety. Mayor Ruford Franklin arbitrated a settlement between the Summit Silk Company and the silk weavers. The weavers’ work day was decreased from ten hours to nine hours and their wages increased. English-born nurse Sybil Eden gave a talk about her work with the Red Cross, and her horrific experiences during the Great Retreat of the Serbian Army from German and Austrian forces.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php

From Constantinople to Nazareth

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The Summit Herald of April 7, 1906 reported that Governor Stokes signed a bill substituting electrocution for hangings in executions in New Jersey. Dr. A.H. Tuttle sent another letter about his trip to the Holy Land. He commented on the beautiful Saint Sophia mosque in Constantinople, and on the filthy streets, overrun with stray dogs. He found Galilee—especially Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus—spiritually moving. E.P Burroughs & Sons, the undertakers, purchased “a handsome pair of black horses” valued at $800. An anonymous donor bought a lovely potted plant for each of the 13 classrooms in Public School No. 1.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php