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Lookin’ Back

Reprinted from the Chautauqua News

July 19, 2011
Retyped by Elaine G. Cole
TO September 1896

The civil service commission has issued an order to federal office holders warning all employees against seeking or making contributions for campaign purposes.


The total receipts at Chautauqua this year from all sources, are $55,000 or within about two percent of the receipts of 1895. A gas well has been struck on Adison Burton’s place at Ripley, which promises to be of some value. The flow at present is more than enough to supply the whole town.

Charles Morse of Findley’s Lake was seriously injured last week, by being gored by a maddened bull. The horn entered his side, making a bad wound.

John Hichcock of Mayville has erected a large dance hall to be known as “Locust Grove Hall” in which he will give a series of old-fashioned dances this fall.


The annual corn roast of the Epworth League was enjoyed by a number of people at E.O. Buss’s, Tuesday of last week.

The windmill did good business Sunday and Monday and the register shows12 feet of water in the tank, but it is said that it lacks a foot of that.

A corn roast back of the Hotel Sherman was the attraction for a number of people, married and single, Friday evening.

The water works tank was full Thursday for the first time, and the mill had to be shut off.

The water has been drawn off the pond again to enable Mr. Arnold to make some needed repairs on the dam. All young men interested in Forming a McKinley and Hobart marching club are requested to meet at town Hall, Wednesday evening, September 9.

Quite a number took in the Niagara Falls excursion, Monday, among whom were Mrs. T.W. Skinner and John, Miss Dowell, Ella Peabody and Arthur Taggart.


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