The Summit Record of February 8, 1902 reported that the Snow Plow Fund of the Township Improvement Association was nearly out of money, and that local residents would need to pay subscriptions in order to keep sidewalks clear of snow. A collision on the Morris & Essex Railroad resulted in several minor injuries when a train from Summit hit a switch engine near the Hoboken tunnel.
The State Legislature voted for an appropriation of $6000 to erect a monument on Antietam Battlefield in memory of the New Jersey troops who fought and died there. Another bill allotted money for New Jersey soldiers who served in the Spanish-American War, as repayment for having to purchase their own clothing.
At the Beechwood Hotel, a social evening raised funds for the Baptist Church. Various ladies were in charge of the handkerchief table, the candy table, the lemonade table, and the cake table. Music was provided by the mandolin club of the church.
In the classifieds: lost, a sealskin muff, a fur scarf, and turquoise earrings set with diamonds.
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