JAMESTOWN, N. Y., city in Chautauqua County, on the Chadakoin which is the outlet of Chautauqua Lake upon the southern end of whichh. Jamestown is lo cated; on the main line of the Erie Railroad and connected with the main lines of the New York Central and Nickle Plate railroads by two modern electric traction lines, the James town, Westfield and .Northwestern an4 the Chautauqua Traction Company, the one skirting the east side of Chautauqua. Lake and the other the west side; 70 mile by rail southwest of Buffalo Jamestown and Warren Electric con nects with Pennsylvania at Warren, Pa.; lake steamers make regular trips connecting with all towns on Chautauqua Lake. The first perma nent settlement was made in 1810 by settlers in search of agricultural lands. The location, Sp near the outlet of the lake and in the midst of a fertile agricultural region, attracted settlers, and in 1815 the town was planned; incorpo rated as a village in 1827. Jamestown is the principal furniture centre of t e East, has large manufactories of, metal furniture, metal doors and interior trim; has several large worsted, cotton, yarn and towel mills; manufactures photographic papers, automdbile -axles and radiators, wood carvings, washing veneer and panels, voting machines, pianos, pav ing brick, tools, window screens, mirrors, bee hives, etc. The James Prendergast Free Li
brary cost $125,000 and contains 25,000 volumes and a number of very fine paintings. The high school and 12. branch schools furnish oppor tunity for an excellent education. The prox imity of the famous Chautauqua Institution brings to the vicinity annually many of the great authorities of the world in science, art, letters, government, music, etc. The municipal officers of Jamestown are a mayor, who holds office two years, a city council, a clerk, over seer of the poor, sealers of weights and meas ures, market-miter, constables, assessors, jus tices of the peace and police justice, all of whom are elected by the people% Other subordinate officials are appointed by the mayor subject to the approval -of the council. Jamestown was the home of Reuben E. Fenton (q.v.). There are about 10,000 Swedes now living in James ames town. Those who were born in Sweden still use their native language in their homes, but all are naturalized American citizens. The N9rden Club is one of the finest Swedish clubs in the country and has a number of very fine examples of Swedish art in paintings and sculpture. Pop. 37,839.