"A Local View of 1874"
The first year of our incorporation, our village began
to show signs of improvement. The first of our sanitary by-laws, supplemented
by visits from the Inspector of Nuisances, soon made a wonderful difference in
our hitherto rubbish-filled back streets, neglected yards, outbuildings and
slaughter houses. Previous to the change, cattle, pigs and geese ranged through
the village as if it were a commons until they became an unmitigated nuisance.
But, since, a wholesome fear of the "Pound" and the vigilant eye of the
Official Corporation "pounder" have made a clean sweep of these unwelcome
York Herald,January 8, 1875