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Cop's Close Call


The Summit Herald of May 19, 1906 reported that the city Road Committee was experimenting with alternatives to sprinkling water on the streets of Summit to reduce the dust stirred up by automobiles. Patrolman Kelly had a narrow escape when a man he was chasing turned and fired a revolver at him at close range. Fortunately, the suspect’s gun did not go off, as the clerk at the hardware store had sold him the wrong sort of cartridges. It was announced that the banks of San Francisco would reopen at the end of May, having been closed since the previous month’s earthquake and fire. Track laborers for the Lackawanna Railroad went on strike, demanding $1.50 per day instead of $1.30.

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