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2008-09-24 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago

Sept. 27, 1883

When a woman leaves a man who has not earned his salt for years, he advertises that he will pay no debts of her making.

Who's Afraid. He is not going to get the real value of his money in clothing this fall? Any boy who is scared or uneasy about this matter will do well to consult us; we will settle all vexations. We will satisfy the dissatisfied — L. Garson & Co.

A jury in London forbade a woman that administration of her own affairs because of the peculiar bird-like formation of her head, which they believed was an indication of insanity.

The curiosity of a child of five had been aroused by a magnifying class. "How many times does it magnify?" asked a gentleman, thinking to puzzle him. "As many times as you look through it," was the quick reply.

Monday as Jon. J. B. Youngs was driving through the village with his gray horse, the hold-back to his harness broke when opposite Mr. J. Wayne Dodge's residence. The horse, feeling the buggy strike his legs, started on a lively run, and for a time things looked very dubious for Mr. Youngs. He held gallantly on, however, and finally succeeded in stopping the frightened animal in front of the post office.

Mr. Michael Shettler, of Newstead, has bought Mr. George Shreppel's farm about one and one-half miles south of Swormville, and is presently engaged in sowing the fall grain.

100 Years Ago

Sept. 24, 1908

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daigler entertained about 150 friends at a clam bake at their home. During the afternoon, all kinds of games were played and Gramophone music was enjoyed.

W.H. Bernhard of Swormville, who was secured by the Nashville, Tenn., baseball club as manager for the season which just closed, proved very successful for his first years as acting manager and won the pennant of the Southern League, beating out New Orleans for first place.

75 Years Ago

Sept. 28, 1933

"Beware of sneak thieves, porch and conductor climbers" is the word given out by Chief of the Amherst Police Department E.H. Evans on Wednesday. Tuesday evening a man climbed the conductor pipe at the Watkins home at 206 Hyman Boulevard and entered a second story room only to be frightened away by a member of the household before anything was taken.

Mrs. John W. Henry (Mae Hassett Henry), first president of the Democratic Women's Club, was re-elected to that office at the regular meeting of the club held Monday evening at her home at 127 LeBrun Road, Eggertsville. Mrs. Henry is the candidate for Amherst councilman, two-year term.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 25, 1958

The Williamsville Board of Education has requested that sidewalks be constructed along Mill Street north of Stanton Street by the time the new junior high school opens next September.

The Rev. Ernest C. French, D.D., will be installed as pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Snyder, on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m.

The Sweet Home Central Adult School will again offer a variety of courses. Mr. Earl Maurerman is forming a concert band. Information on all programs is available by calling Mr. Szymansi at Spring 4544 or Regent 9112.

The Amherst Symphony lost a good friend in the passing of Sister Mary Brendan, OSF, 46, who died Sept. 19, 1958. Head of the music department of Rosary Hill College, Sister Brendan compiled copious notes for each symphony concert.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 21, 1983

The wastewater management gap between the neighboring towns of Clarence and Amherst will begin to officially close at a special Clarence Town Board meeting. Reacting to Clarence Center residents' strong plea for gravity sewers that will tie into Amherst's Tonawanda Creek plant, the board has scheduled a special meeting.

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