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Lookin’ Back 03/29/12

April 4, 2012
Reprinted from THE CHAUTAUQUA NEWS and SENTINEL NEWS - Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

By the late Virginia Calhoun

TO: March 3, 1897

At the meeting of the Sherman Town Board, the subject of a sage was discussed and finally referred to a committee consisting of Supervisor Edmunds, Town Clerk Newell and Justice Coffin

The stone foundation which marked the spot where the famous old Button's Inn stood was torn down and the stone was being crushed at the county jail stone yard.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Whitney celebrated the 13th anniversary of their wedding by entertaining the "Domino Club" at tea and in the evening.

John Hitchcock arranged it so that those wishing to attend the Inaugural Ball would only have to go as far as his hall near Mayville, Wednesday night.

Mrs. Walter Sperry had a narrow escape from a serious accident. She poured some gasoline into a dish of boiling clothes to whiten them when the gasoline took fire, flashing in her face and burning her quite badly.

Roy C. Carver, of Westfield, received work that he passed next to the highest in the State in the civil service examination held for clerks in the railway mail service. This entitled him to the second vacancy occurring in the state.

James F. Hubbard, of Bradford formerly of Sherman, recently patented a milk cooler.

Young men in the Fredonia Normal School organized baseball club with Prof. Jewett as manager.

Small packages would again be carried by freight for 25 cents. The raising of the price to 35 cents was not a success.

David H. Frew, of Frewsburg, went to Sumatra where he had a position of drilling operations for an oil company.

The Hotel Vineyard at Brocton would be run by C.C. Thomas, who had been on a farm there for a year of two.

The editor of the Chautauqua Pilot, W.W. Clark, purchased the McKensie Block in Mayville and would move his printing outfit into it. He announced that the Pilot would be a clean straight Republican paper.

The Republican was agitating a system of sewers for Westfield.

It was said that the constant inhalation of smelling salts would make a habit that was as bad as the tobacco or liquor habit.

There was a little horse racing on the ice at Findley's Lake Saturday afternoon, by the Hitchock, Thor and Whitney horses, the latter being the winner.

The fine sleighing was improved by the lumbermen.

The Westfield-Mayville electric railroad scheme was being aired again. Mr. Minton hoped to get 50 men to invest $500 each, when with the aid of Chicago Capitalists the road might be an assured thing.

An absurd mistake, noticed in a spelling examination in Ohio was reported thus: "The word pronounced was 'hazardous'- It was spelled and defined - hazardess, a female hazard."



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