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New law requires cars to be registered

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The Summit Herald of June 30, 1906 reported that the Summit baseball team was tied for third place in the Lackawanna League. Policeman John Sheridan surprised his wife with a party for their 25th wedding anniversary. The Freylinghuysen Law requiring New Jersey automobiles to be registered came into effect. Registration fees were to be used to pay for road repairs. In New York City, architect Stanford White was murdered by millionaire Harry Thaw over White’s affair with Thaw’s wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. In Toledo, Ohio, the heads of five ice companies were convicted under anti-trust laws for price-fixing, and were sentenced to $5000 fines and one year in the workhouse. The trust had raised the price of ice in Toledo by 75-100%. The Union County branch of the SPCA was chartered in Summit.

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