Source: Allegany County Democrat, 5-4-1877, p.3 – newspaper clipping from Allegany County Historian Archives

Transcribed by Deborah Soule Esposito

     The first number of the Angelica Advertiser reached us on Saturday last.  It is edited and published by H. C. Scott, of the late Canaseraga Times, deceased. It is an eight column paper, well printed, and presents a very attractive appearance.  It is to be Republican in politics, and the editor intends to bandage the bleeding wounds of the soreheads, bring together with the cement of brotherly affection the Angelica and Belmont Rings, so that the arms of Rufus Scott and Dr. Smith of Joe Norton and Mitch, Blair of Ward and Richardson may entwine lovingly around each other, and to print upon each other’s lips the soft and voluptuous kiss of political friendship.  We, of course, would be pleased to look upon this Romeo and Juliet proceedings, - "O, how it would fire the heart devout Like cantharides plasters."

     The paper is a good one, and the object of the editor certainly laudable.  He will find his hands full at Angelica rolling out Republican thunder, for it is the head center of Republicanism in this county, and consequent political mischief.  Keep a steady hand at the helm, boss your own boat, and you will sail along under sunny skies and calm weather.  We predict a successful career for the new paper.  Mr. Scott has had long experience in the "art preservative," and his paper will infuse new life into the now distracted Republican party of this county.  Wade in!

"Lay on Macduff, And damned be he who first cries, "Hold! Enough!