Bass Island was formally opened last Sunday and an immense crowd of people visited the island to see the new resort and listen to music by the Great Eastern band. There were crowded cars from Dover, New Philadelphia, Dennison and Uhrichsville and large parties from the surrounding country joined the throng. The steamers were crowded and were busy all afternoon hauling passengers back and forth. The size of the crowd was a surprise to the managers and they ran out of refreshments soon after the first load of passengers arrived. Everybody speaks in glowing terms of the beauty and excellence of the place for a picnic resort. The band will play there againnext Sunday and the management will be ready for all that all.