TO: Feb. 10, 1897:
There seemed to be a plague of rats and mice in Sherman this winter, and nearly everyone complained of them in their houses. The rats were of large size, some smaller than horses and were able to move partitions and gnaw off rafters, at least so they sounded in the night.
The ice harvest in Sherman was stopped by rain, after a large amount had been secured. There were a number yet unsupplied.
The Findley's Lake Breeze said that Prof. Riggs of Fredonia was organizing a singing class in that place.
George Card sold his grist mill to Walter S. Edmunds of Sherman.
The Indian Medicine show troope departed Sherman before their week was out. The free show wasn't worth any more than it cost although the medicine was said to be good.
In Sherman, the large amount of heavy teaming on Railroad Street made the road a continuous line of pitch holes. A ride to the station reminded one the water Toboggan known as "Shooting the Cutes."
Gorge Cornell and George Hewes of Mayville would supply the Assembly grounds with ice the next summer.
The capacity of the ice houses at the upper end of Chautauqua Lake was about 250,000 tons.
Mayville men organized a Men's Club, the object of which was "to promote a closer relation socially, mentally, morally, and religiously." Dr. Belknap was president.
According to the Ovid Independent, it came pretty near sarcasm to say a man had "entered into rest," who died after having spent most of his live on the cracker barrel in the corner store.
The Relief Corps at Mayville was organized with Mrs. Marianna Sixby as president.