The Summit Herald of July 21, 1900 reported that the City Council debated issuing bonds for the amount of $130,000 to expand and improve the sewer system jointly with several neighboring towns. Disturbing reports came out of Peking about the massacre of foreigners by Chinese troops. A lecture at the Summit YMCA on China by educator William Henry Grant was expected to have good attendance. The Book Committee of the Public Library announced the addition of 40 new books. The editors predicted the re-election of President William McKinley. Hot weather kept the soda fountains at local drugstores busy, with ice cream sodas being in high demand.
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