In 1912, fire destroyed the home of John Logan of Stoneham, near Warren and it was with great difficulty that Mrs. Logan and the four children in the house escaped with their lives. The home was totally destroyed together with its contents and the loss would be a severe one to bear as there was but little insurance carried. The house was one of a number of frame buildings that stood above the railroad tracks and it burned like tinder. Mr. Logan was employed at Sheffield and he left for that place at 6 a.m. on the first car through Stoneham for Sheffield. Mrs. Logan was awakened by choking from the smoke and hastily she arose and found the interior of the home almost all ablaze. She roused her four children and half carried, half dragged them to a neighbor's house where they were given shelter. She then returned to the fire and endeavoring to get out some household goods she was badly burned about the arms, head and face. It was believed that an overheated gas stove communicated the fire to the house.
Jamestown was honored with the presence of one of the most celebrated personages of the age and probably the only countess who ever visited the city, namely Countess Primo Magri, or as she was better known, Mrs. Tom Thumb. The dwarves were made famous through their connection with P.T. Barnum. Her 71 years of life did not seem to rest heavily on her shoulders. Not a sign of gray appeared in her abundant hair and neither her face or figure showed such an age. The countess was born in Middleboro, Mass. in 1841, her parents being persons of ordinary size. Two years after her famous husband's death, she met and married Count Magri, a native of Bologna, Italy.
Jamestown police were investigating a series of attacks which occurred over the holiday weekend. Found unconscious when a friend entered the gasoline station at Fourth and Washington streets about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Sig Bratt, station attendant, was revived and reported that he had been attacked by three men who previously had argued with him about the amount they should pay for two gallons of gasoline. Nothing of value was reported missing from the station. Gurney Robbins of East Fourth Street, reported that three men attacked and knocked him unconscious as he was walking on Institute Street. His wallet, his glasses and the lower plate of his false teeth were taken. Paul Peterson of Bowen Street, said he was attacked and knocked about Saturday by four men who jumped him at Winsor Street near East Second. They knocked him down four times but he remained conscious and they took nothing from him.
In 1962, Councilman J. Norman Herby rapped Jamestown Mayor William D. Whitehead, terming his proposed 1963 budget "the gravest breach of faith to date." The blast came at the outset of City Council's first budget session and drew from Councilman Sheldon Kofod a threat to walk out of the meeting. He said he came to work on the budget and if there was any further discussion of personalities, he would leave. Mr. Herby criticized the mayor for not calling a meeting of the grievance committee to go over salary matters and other department requests so these questions might have been settled before hand.
Old Man Winter, who arrived on the scene early Saturday, lost little time in establishing dominance. His latest move was an assault overnight on thermometers throughout the area as the mercury plunged to new lows for the current season. Jamestown recorded an official six below zero reading overnight and most other communities throughout the area reported unofficial lows well below the zero mark. Coldest reading reported was from Blockville with a 24 below zero. All time official low reading since weather readings had been taken in Jamestown was 25 below zero on Feb. 9, 1934. The latest cold, however, had given the area a respite from snowfall and provided road crews an opportunity to widen and clean highways throughout the county.