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100 years ago today, the congregation of the Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church has voted to build a new church building at the corner of Morris Street and Mitchell Avenue on the south side.

Last Friday it was reported that the Broome County Jail is overcrowded, and since then 17 more prisoners have been added.

It was announced today that Binghamton may receive a few German guns that were captured during the World War. These big guns would be installed on a plaza at the entrance to the new Memorial Bridge that’s currently under construction.

Finally, the Bureau of Health has received complaints by residents of Tompkins Street that a plague of rats is over-running the neighborhood. They say it’s impossible to even raise chickens in the area because the rats attack the young birds.

And that was the news 100 years ago.