2008-01-02 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 4, 1883

On Wednesday evening of this week occurred the marriage of Mr. Jacob Wohlers to Miss Libbie Senf, both of this village. The ceremony took place in the Lutheran Church, at Eggertsville.

L. Carmer, an old resident of Clarence, writes: "After an absence of thirty-two years, my old home returns in imagination to the scenes of my youthful days, and methinks I can see a multitude of familiar faces. Many old friends, however, are gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns. It is pleasant to read of old familiar names and places we have sometimes seen in The Bee."

Last Friday, considerable excitement was caused on the streets by the poisoning of several dogs, among which were those owned by Wm. Nolte, Loren Spalding and Chas. Kohler, respectively, and three unknown dogs. We do not dispute that our streets have been overrun by dogs, but it is a very dangerous thing to throw poisoned meat around the streets promiscuously as was done in this case. Little children might accidentally get a hold of the meat, as in some cases blood sausage was used.

"Considerate father: 'You should eat graham bread, son, it makes bone.' Responsive youth:

Hmm, I'm just about all bone now.'"

"'Ella, my child,' said a prudish old maid to her pretty niece, who would curl her hair in ringlets,

If the Lord had intended your hair to be curled, he would have done it himself.' 'So he did, auntie, when I was a baby; but he thinks I am big enough now to do it myself.'" 100 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1908

The Williamsville Firemen's New Year's Eve Ball at the Mansion House was a brilliant success. E.H. Hutchinson of Buffalo, although unable to be present for the evening, sent a $100 check as an additional donation to the building fund. 75 Years Ago Jan. 5, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wohlers celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Monday, January 2. The bride and groom were the recipients of some beautiful gifts, including a purse of gold.

Over $600 has been received by the Amherst branches of the American Red Cross.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hosmer of Main Street near Rinewalt was ransacked Monday evening between 7 and 9 o'clock and cash to the amount of $16.75 was taken. Police Chief Evans warns house holders to use caution these days, since on the account of the condition of the times, there are apt to be many prowlers about.

Buffalo's 31st annual Auto Show will be held starting Saturday night, January 14 at the 174th Armory. General admission, 40 cents. 50 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1958

Burglars using a side window broke into the Gulf Gasoline service station at Eggert Road and Grover Cleveland Highway early Monday and took $16 in bills and $10 in silver.

The W.C.S. Sports Boosters, a group of dads and friends of the students of Williamsville Central High School whose purpose was to encourage school spirit through community-backing, has announced its dissolution because its aims have been accomplished to the point where they agree with the school authority's decision to have the students take over such functions.

Victor Borge and his riotous concert "Comedy in Music" opens its ticket sale this weekend. The Danish comedian gives a single performance in Kleinhans Music Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26. 25 Years Ago Dec. 29, 1982

Erie County Legislator William A. Pauly has asked the Erie County Department of Public Works to report on the feasibility of converting the fleet of county vehicles, in whole or in part, to propane, compressed natural gas or diesel fuel.

Harland F. Pope, 79, a past chief of the Hutchinson Hose Company, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1982.

From the Police Blotter: "Buckeye Road caller reports neighbors start car every day at 6 a.m. but do not leave for work until 7."

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