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August 30, 2011
Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE
TO: September 3, 1907

The annual picnic of the members of the board of supervisors and elective officers and all former supervisors and county officers was to be held and the Picard House in Bemus Point

Sherman’s Fireman’s Day was scheduled for the next Saturday, with a Parade, picnic, ball game and dance in the evening.

Patrons of District No. 3. French Creek, appealed to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction against dissolving that district and joining the territory to the Clymer School District.

The Clymer school needed the pupils and property of the district to enable it to become a high school.

Sigel Gross of Sherman attended the mail carrier’s convention held at Westfield.

A number of people took advantage of the excursions to Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The air ship at the county fair did not behave well and the trips were not called successful.

Survey’s were made preparatory to building a steel viaduct across the outlet in Jamestown, on a line of Third Street. If build, the bridge would be a thousand feet long, forty high and about fifty feet above the water.

The 17th annual Necker’s reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Alday at Mina.

Summer Graham was at North Clymer drilling a well.

Frank Lewis of Panama was at the Hamburg Fair. He had been at Hornell and Wellsville with 22 head of cattle and 11 sheep.

W. J. Bement of Sherman shipped several loads of stock for which he paid out over $2,000 to the farmers. A.J. Graham bought the Messinger house across the creek in Sherman, paying $525 for it.

The Erie Railroad offered low colonist rates for excursion so California, Washington and Oregon and many points in the West and Southeast.

H.M. Keith advertised fine granulated sugar at 5 cents a pound; Red Alaska Salmon, tall cans at 2 for 25 cents, and seeded raisins at 12 cents per package.

The Chautauqua Town picnic was largely attended and everybody seemed to enjoy the day. The game of ball between Mayville and Corry nines was won by the former by a score of 10-2.


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