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Lookin’ Back 02/16/12

February 22, 2012
Reprinted from THE CHAUTAUQUA NEWS and THE SENTINEL NEWS - Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

TO: Feb. 2, 1898

Eureka! Chautauqua was herself again, with snow from 2 to 20 feet deep and more coming. Sherman bid farewell to her neighbor villages until the next summer.

Miss Gifford of Corry secured enough pupils interested in china painting class, and would be in Sherman two days, giving lessons. Her prices were reasonable so that anyone interested in learning the art could well afford the opportunity.

Progressive cards took a back seat for dominoes.

Dr. Herbert Eades was in Erie attending the second trail of his suit for damages against the township of Harborcreek. The jury brought in a verdict of $1,800 in favor of Mr. Eades.

Ed Jones of Wisconsin was visiting his brother, Frank Jones at French Creek. They were in Sherman one day, and with Perry Wilcox and A.J. Dean, were weighed. The quartette tipped the scales at 1.015 pounds.

A load from Sherman drove to Summer Dale, Friday night, to attend the revival meeting.

Unwashed wool brought from 21 to 22 cents in Jamestown. Washed wool sold for 26 and 27 cents.

Fishing through the ice began on Cassadaga Lake and fish houses were said to be numerous.

The Ripley band re-organized.

Six foxes were captured by Brocton hunters that winter.

The Lakewood school held Regents examinations for the first time.

W.S. Gleason of Mayville was appointed to a good position in the Senate Chamber at Albany.

A young man living near Ripley walked 24 miles in order to see Keene in Richard III at Fredonia.

During the last 31 years 2,174 persons were lynched in this country. The past year there were 166 persons lynched, 146 being in the south.

George Marion of Ripley put down a gas well on his place last fall and piped to his house. Recently the gas gave out and investigation showed that there were 350 feet of heavy lubricating oil in the well.

It was likely that the Chautauqua County Agricultural Society would hold its annual fair at Celeron.

R.M. Hall of Westfield had a rusty, broken-handed case knife that he carried all through the war and during his confinement of 407 days in seven rebel prisons. It was the only instrument among 100 men that could be used to divide the meat or cut wood. Mr. Hall recently found the relic after it had been lost for 25 years.



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