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In history: Week of May 4

125 Years Ago

May 6, 1886 - Last night being the first Wednesday of the month, the fire apparatus was brought out for trial, which was found to be in excellent condition.

Mr. L.W. Ledyard recently said to a number of our boys that he desired them to keep well away from the Theatre entrance where they were hoping to catch views of the interior, that he would soon give them a fine opportunity of seeing the Theatre.

The little fellows were very good natured and prompt in standing aside, and Mr. Ledyard now wishes to be equally faithful and a children's concert has been arranged for next Thursday afternoon at quarter past four.

100 Years Ago

May 4, 1911 - Postmaster H.J. Rouse is in receipt of a communication from the Postmaster General asking that local sentiment be learned in regard to Sunday closing of the Cazenovia post office. The department in Washington desires, in so far as possible, to eliminate Sunday work in all the offices throughout the country believing that the employees are entitled to one day's rest in seven and that their efficiency would be greatly increased.

Postmaster Rouse already has seen a number of the local business men and practically all of them are in favor of the Sunday closing. Really the only argument in favor opening the office on Sunday is that it makes a nice little walk to stroll down in the afternoon to see if one has any mail.

Postmaster Rouse and his good natured assistant are deserving of one day's rest every week and the Republican hopes that public sentiment will insist they be granted it.

Through the kindness of Mrs. J. Fairfield Carpenter and Mr. Robert Hubbard, water for street sprinkling is to be taken from Carpenter's pond and without any cost to the village. A motor and pump have been ordered that will fill the sprinkler tank in four minutes.

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