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2018-10-10 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Oct. 12, 1893

Mr. August Fiegl has the honor of carrying the mail between Harris Hill and Williamsville.

“A grocer who had a lot of limburger cheese for sale advertised it as an ‘unapproachable bargain.’”

“Merchant: ‘I tell you, the phonograph is a great invention.’ Customer: ‘Yes, it speaks for itself.’”

100 Years Ago
Oct. 10, 1918

From Town Clerk George H. Daniel to The Bee: “Only ten days in a U.S. camp and already feel like a veteran. I arrived at Washington on the 18th. It is a great city and when one gets to the business section, it is plainly seen that ‘Washington means business.’”

The new voting machines of the town will be set up for the registration days, Oct. 12 and 19, so that voters may familiarize themselves with the changed method of voting. Men and women voters are urged to take advantage of these opportunities.

Doctor Horace G. Hopkins died on Oct. 3, 1918. He was the son of the late Timothy A. and Hannah Williams Hopkins. When the Civil War broke out, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the 27th N.Y. Battery. The genial face of our old friend will be greatly missed.

Buffalo’s public places, such as schools, churches, theaters, moving picture houses, dance halls, etc., will be closed tomorrow Dr. Franklin C. Gram, acting health commissioner, had recommended the measure in an endeavor to check the Spanish influenza epidemic.

The first cattle sale of the season will be held at Lapp’s Hotel, Swormville, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at one o’clock p.m. Fifty head of cattle, consisting of young stock, bulls, springers and fresh milch cows, will be sold.

Tonawanda candy dealers have received notice to limit the sale of candy to one pound per person.

For Sale: “Twelve little pigs. Also one horse, sound and true. Inquire of Mrs. Barbara Lapp, third road to the east on the Transit Road from the Main Road.”

95 Years Ago
Oct. 13, 1923

The Ku Klux Klan burned a huge cross on Main Street east of the village.

75 Years Ago
Oct. 14, 1943

Friends here will be shocked to learn of the death of Lt. Harold M. Baker, who was killed Oct. 9, 1943, when the bomber he was piloting crashed at Farrant Field, Fort Worth, Texas.

50 Years Ago
Oct. 9, 1968

(As published by The Clarence Press:) Six busloads of Amherstonians, two from Clarence and two from Newstead cheered the late-arriving former Vice President and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon at Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium Monday evening. Primed by band leader Lionel Hampton and comedian Frank Fontaine, the crowd cheered New York Senators Jacob Javits and Charles Goodell, who were introduced first. Though boos greeted Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, they changed to resounding cheers as Mr. Nixon rose to speak. Calling a Humphrey administration an extension of the past four years, Nixon asked the crowd, “Isn’t it time to make the United States first again?”

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will open its 23rd season on Oct. 26.

25 Years Ago
Oct. 13, 1993

A routine traffic stop that turned into the apprehension of two bank robbery suspects earned Stephen J. McGonagle the Amherst Bee “Officer of the Year” award.

As the final second ticked off the District Field clock Friday, a little smile came across the face of Williamsville South football coach Chuck Huber. The Billies had just run over Pioneer, 35-6, giving Huber his 100th career victory.

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