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Sorry, Boys--No More Cigarettes

halls shoesThe Summit Herald of February 23, 1907 reported that the Summit Board of Trade had a special speaker at a recent meeting.  William Morse of New York described the new technique of disposing of garbage by incineration. The editor of the Herald urged a careful examination of methods, equipment, and maintenance costs, saying that taxes were already high enough. A new cornerstone for the Central Presbyterian Church was delivered, to replace the one which was defaced by vandals.  The Summit Post Office announced a civil service exam for vacant positions as clerk and letter carrier. Salary for a carrier would be $600/year to start, going up to $850 in the second year. The classifieds included an ad for the sale of Topsey T, a “fast-trotting mare” with an impressive pedigree. The Lackawanna League met in Newark to discuss the upcoming baseball season, including a proposal to open a franchise in Elizabeth. The State Assembly considered a bill to raise the age for buying cigarettes from 14 to 18.

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