Transcribed by Karen Meisenheimer from Allegany County Democrat

Files of County Historian



            The initial number of the Canaseraga Times, under the proprietorship of W. H. Barnum appeared last week.  It is of the same size as when under Scott’s administration and presents a very neat typographical appearance.  It is well edited and gives fair promise of usefulness and long life.  We congratulate the people of Canaseraga upon the renewal of their paper and trust they will rally to its support, as no county paper can be sustained without a good advertising patronage.  We extend to Mr. B. the right hand of fellowship, and hope the time will be many years in the future before he throws down the pen to “Go West.”