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musicboxThe Summit Record of June 28, 1902 reported that a fire destroyed two barns in the business district. The first belonged the Mrs. Riemann, and was located behind her Springfield Avenue grocery store. The fire then spread to the adjacent barn belonging to Dr. McIntosh. The fire department was able to put out the fire, but two horses belonging to Mrs. Riemann could not be rescued, and a large amount of flour and other inventory stored in the barn was lost. It was believed that the fire was caused by a spark from a passing locomotive, as the barn was only 20 feet from the railroad tracks.

City Clerk Daniel Day was seriously injured when the horse he was driving was startled by an automobile. The horse lunged to one side, overturning the runabout carriage, and throwing Mr. Day to the ground. He suffered a broken collarbone and other injuries.

Workers at the Summit Silk Mill went on strike, in sympathy with the silk workers in Paterson, who had been striking for several weeks. All 750 Summit workers walked out, including weavers, warpers, twisters, and loom fixers. Union representatives made it clear that this was a sympathy strike, and that they had no complaints with conditions or wages at the Summit Silk Mill. The mill shut down, and no attempt was made to run it with non-union workers.

A recipe for Scalloped Bananas: cut six bananas into half-inch slices. Line a pudding dish with small pieces of bread, then a layer of banana. Sprinkle with two tablespoons of sugar and one of lemon juice. Repeat these layers, ending with bread. Top with a tablespoon of melted butter, sprinkle with sugar, and bake in a quick oven [N.B.: 375-400 F] for 30 minutes.

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