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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

Woman Judge Argues for Outlawing War

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The Summit Herald of March 31, 1925 reported that seven men accused of selling liquor illegally in Summit would go before the grand jury. Judge Florence Allen, of the Ohio Supreme Court, spoke at the YWCA about the need to make war an international crime. The Summit office of the New York Telephone Company advertised for a young man to do general office duties; salary, $21 per week. A local pharmacy offered Dr. Graham’s Neutroids, guaranteed to help with weight loss, or your money refunded. James Scott Leslie died at the age of 64. He was born in Dundee, Scotland; came to the U.S. at the age of 17, and was a rose-grower in Summit for 35 years. The Lyric Theatre showed “Thundering Hoofs”, starring Fred Thompson and Wonder Horse Silver King.
The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php

Civil War Vets Plan Trip to Virginia

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The Summit Herald of March 24, 1906 reported that Common Council considered bids to install concrete sidewalks on Mountain Ave. and Waldron Ave. Dr. A.H. Tuttle, pastor of the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church, sent another letter about his three-month pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He detailed his experiences in Algiers and Malta: meeting Bedouins, visiting mosques, and attending Carnival in Valetta. Veterans of the Fifteenth Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers planned a different sort of pilgrimage, travelling to visit the battlefields of Virginia where they fought during the Civil War. Local residents were warned that a 10-year-old girl was fraudulently soliciting donations for the Fresh Air & Convalescent Home and the Arthur Home for Destitute Boys. In the “Wanted” column, Mrs. Larson’s Agency advertised a Swedish young man wanting a position as coachman or general work about gentleman’s place, and a Swedish girl wishing a position as cook and laundress. R.H.W. wanted a boy aged 14-15 to work in a store.

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