In 1912, exceedingly pretty and catchy music, graceful dancing, good comedy, attractive scenes and costumes and above all, a capable and pleasing company made "Madame Sherry" at the Samuels Opera House a wonderfully enjoyable entertainment - the best yet of the season and an encouragement to hope for a good line of plays in the future. "Madame Sherry" was written by Otto Hauerback with music by Hugo Felix and was defined on the program as a French vaudeville in three acts. Just why it was so defined was not apparent, for there was nothing therein suggestive of the usual type of Frenchy stories or plays as we understand them.
The new Washington garage on Washington Street, between Third and Fourth streets, in Jamestown, was formally opened Saturday evening and the proprietors, Joseph L. Frick and Edward J. McGee, had on exhibition in the big basement, 23 Rambler and Studebaker automobiles, all of which had been sold in the area recently. The scene in the spacious storage room was a striking one with the machines ranged in two long rows. This indicated that the firm was doing a big business. Many persons visited the garage during the evening and it was a revelation to most of them to find such a large and well appointed establishment in the heart of the city.
In 1937, the menagerie of Noah's Ark which would close its engagement at the Curtis show grounds in Jamestown this night, was augmented by the birth of a calf to the show's midget cow. The young fellow, hale and hearty, with a lusty pair of lungs, was put on exhibition late the previous afternoon beside his mother, a midget cow weighing but 139 pounds. She was Lady Star, hailed as the world's smallest cow. The new arrival weighted about 30 pounds at birth. The little fellow was promptly christened Jimtown, in honor of his birthplace - Jamestown. Indications were that he would be a normal animal and he would probably attain the normal size. He was sired by Unico, a one-horned bull. Unico, of gigantic stature, was 4 years old, gentle and seemingly intelligent. Jimtown and his small but proud parent would be on exhibition this day with the other interesting creatures aboard the Ark. The Ark would close its local engagement this night at the East Second Street grounds where throngs had passed into the big animal tent, during the four-day stay.
Jamestown police were searching for clues to the identity of two young men who held up Howard Lyons, attendant at the Gulf Gasoline Station at 1284 E. Second St. and escaped with $27.75 from the cash register shortly after 5:30 o'clock in the morning. Lyons stated that a car drove into the station with two youths in it who asked for some oil. One of the men gave him the money for the oil and Lyons went into the station to get the change. One of the men followed him inside and, as Lyons turned away from the cash register, pulled a gun from his pocket and demanded the money in the cash register. Lyons, believing the man was joking, asked him if he meant it. "You're (expletive) right I mean it," stated the man, swiftly scooping up the money. He then ran from the station and leaped into the car which then disappeared on East Second Street toward Falconer at a high rate of speed.
In 1987, Ted Turner would be present - at least in name - at the balloon rally in Mayville over the coming weekend. Balloon Rally Chairman Peter Wiemer announced that TBS Great American Television, Turner Broadcasting's independent network, would join with Paragon Cable as the major sponsors of the event. The event would be billed as "TBS Great American Television and Paragon Cable present The Great I Love New York Balloon Rally." Public Relations Director Ann Weidman said Turner had been invited to attend the event but had not yet said he would come.
Jamestown's mayoral candidates were taking stands on opposite sides of the West Sixth Street bridge. Republican candidate Ronald Rine criticized Democratic incumbent Steven B. Carlson for recommending the city spend up to $40,000 to fix the bridge, which was scheduled for demolition. The state had originally planned to demolish the Sixth Street Bridge after the West Third Street Bridge opened late in the fall. But Carlson announced that the state would not seek bids on the work until a state budget was approved in April. He recommended the city pay to repair the bridge to last until it could be demolished, at an estimated cost of $30,000 to $40,000.