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Lookin’ Back

Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE

November 30, 2011
Reprinted from THE CHAUTAUQUA NEWS and SENTINEL NEWS
To: September 1909

The annual picnic of the members of the board of supervisors and elective officers and all former supervisors was to be held at the Pickard house in Bemus Point.

Sherman’s Firemen’s Day was scheduled for the next Saturday, with a parade, picnic, football 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 people and property of the district to enable them 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.

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

The 17th annual Neckers reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cares 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 was paid out over $2,000 to the farmers.

A. J. Graham bought the Messenger house across the creek in Sherman, paying $500.

The Erie Railroad offered low colonist rates for excursions to California, Washington and Oregon and many other points in the west and southwest.

H. M. Keith advertised fine granulated sugar at 51/2 cents a pound; Red Alaska Salmon, tall cans at two for 25 cents and seeded raisins at 12 cents per package.

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

 

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