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Union County "Highwaymen" Sentenced

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The Summit Record of March 3, 1921 reported that Mrs. Mary Davis died at Overlook Hospital, aged approximately 108. She was born a slave in Maryland, and had been living in the north for at least 50 years. Chief of Police John P. Murphy had the highest score in a shooting competition held at the police range, and won a $20 gold piece donated by Dr. Frederick A. Steele. Three “highwaymen” who had held up automobiles and trolleys in Union County were sentenced to 50-75 years in prison. James McDonald spoke at All Soul’s Church on the economic condition of post-war Europe, and Germany’s inability to pay the $50 billion in reparations mandated by the Allies. The Beechwood Hotel advertised Wednesday night bridge games, the $1 per person admission going to the Co-operative Charities of Summit.

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