In 1913, the high court of impeachment which was trying Gov. William Sulzer of New York, adjourned shortly after 1 p.m. to meet again at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, at which time it was announced the start would be made on the final vote to determine the guilt or innocence of the governor. It was reported that the court voted informally in secret session to remove the governor from office by ballot of 43 to 14. The vote to disqualify him from holding another office in this state was lost. It was said there was not a single vote favorable to his disqualification.
The work of solving the Buffum poisoning case in Little Valley probably slumped more the previous day than at any time since the investigation began on Oct. 1. The day was spent in marking time on all sides. At the Buffum house, things were very much the same. Buffum's mother, Mrs. Colf, of Jamestown, continued in charge and was sticking to her rule that none of the family should make any statements to the newspapers regarding the case. Colf said little Laura Buffum, aged 10, was very much improved and that they all felt much encouraged. She would say nothing further on the case.
In 1938, playing their final home game on the old athletic field, the site of an addition to the suburban school, Lakewood High's soaring Cardinals scored their second straight Southwestern Conference victory over Silver Creek, 19-0, before a crowd of several hundred spectators Friday night. Clyde Pettit made two of the three touchdowns and Henry Gardner's 78-yard sideline run after intercepting a forward pass from Merritt, paved the way for the other, Sullivan dropping over the line for the score. The winners registered 11 first downs to the losers' six. Silver Creek, losing a total of 80 yards in penalties to Lakewood's 30, was never inside the 25-yard line.
Winston A. Johnson of Newland Avenue, Jamestown, who enlisted in the United States Army through the local recruiting substation in the Federal building in July, returned to the 40th Ordinance company, Raritan arsenal, Metuchen, N.J., early in the week after a four-day leave which he spent here in Jamestown, to find that the barracks had burned to the ground. As Johnson recounted the incident in a letter to Sergeant John Sexton, in charge of the substation here, "When I got to the arsenal I found the place burned to the ground as the result of a fire Sunday night which broke out in four places. I lost my uniform, overcoat and all my field equipment, including guns and the only clothes I had were on my back. During the fire one man was killed and four injured."
In 1963, the House Public Works Committee in Washington would attempt to break a deadlock which could stop work on the Allegheny River Dam and Reservoir at Kinzua, Pa., before the end of the year. Committee members would ask the Rules Committee to schedule for floor action a compromise bill to permit continued work on flood control and navigation projects in seven river basins. Unless Congress authorized additional spending, the Army Engineers said letters would be sent to contractors in early November notifying them that no more money was available for construction at Kinzua. The contractors could either continue work on their own and obtain their money later when Congress authorized the additional spending or they could end their contracts.
The 90-year-old, family owned Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. went under the auctioneer's gavel in a liquidation sale which dissolved the firm, known worldwide at one time for the quality of its knives and razors. Auctioneers of the Thomas Machinery Liquidating Co. of New Haven, Conn., were conducting the sale of all the company's office furniture, equipment and shop machinery. The company was first founded by J.B.F. Champlin in 1873 with the factory on Mill Street in Little Valley and the office in what was known then as the Opera House. The company had remained in the family since that time. A grandson, another J.B.F. Champlin, was president at the time of his death the past summer. Cattaraugus Cutlery knives and razors were hand made and enjoyed a worldwide reputation for quality. Many skilled craftsmen from England and Germany were employed there and many older residents of Little Valley had worked for the firm.