The Summit Herald of August 17, 1907 reported that Summit resident and champion tennis player William Larned won the Eastern Doubles Championship with W.J. Clothier of Philadelphia as his partner. Fred Brenn of Russell Place lost his barn and two horses to fire, despite the best efforts of the fire department. Neighbors attempted to rescue the horses, but were driven back by the extreme heat. The blaze was put out after two hours, and did not spread to any other buildings.
President Roosevelt announced that he would not interfere personally in the nationwide telegraphers’ strike, which shut down communications all over the country. Residents of Town Creek, Alabama, began a petition to rename their town Teddyville, in honor of the President. The Pope Manufacturing Company, one of the largest producers of autos and bicycles in the U.S., went into receivership.
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