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Jamestown, a city of Chautauqua County in western New York, on Chautauqua Lake, 58 miles southwest of Buffalo by rail.  It is on the New York, Lake Erie and Western and Lake Chautauqua railroads.  It has all the adjuncts of a progressive city, including electric lights, electric railways, good schools and adequate water-works.  It has manufactures of pianos, furniture etc.  Its industries also embrace the manufacture of alpacas, woolen and worsted goods, plush stuffs, boots and shoes.  Power is furnished from two electric plants, and the natural gas supply leads to extensive use of gas-engines.  Jamestown has 25 churches, 11 grade-schools, a high-school, a parochial school and night-schools conducted by the city and also the Y. M. C. A. Prendergast free public library has an excellent collection of paintings besides 17,500 volumes and 5,000 reference-works.  Population 31,297.