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2014-08-27 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Aug. 29, 1889

Mr. George Zent has sold another of his diminutive mules to exhibitors at the Buffalo International Fair.

Hobart Ayer shot a crane last week measuring six feet, nine inches from tip to tip of its wings.

Yesterday occurred the death of Mrs. Margaret Miller, an estimable Christian woman, living three miles north of Eggertsville, at the age of 78 years.

The first gas well at Getzville is down over four hundred feet. Another will be started as soon as the machinery can be made.

Parents should prohibit their children from roaming about the streets after dark. More bad habits are formed and mischief done on such occasions than can be atoned for in a lifetime.

Dr. Hammond, regarded as an authority, says there is no agent more powerful with some persons as a depressant of the heart than a large draught of ice water.

“Smart attorney: ‘You say the evening wore on. What did it wear on that particular occasion?’ Witness: ‘The close of the day, I presume.’”

“Wife (to her husband as they are about to start on a summer excursion): ‘Will I have time to run across the street to mother’s to bid her goodbye?’ Husband (consulting his watch): ‘I am afraid not, dear. The carriage will be here for us in an hour and a half, sharp.’”

100 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1914

The land of John Hickler on the west side of South Cayuga Road is being used as a football field for the “Belmonts.” I. Shank, Ray and A. Herman, and R. Chalmers are on the team.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Eggertsville Hose Company met at the home of Mrs. G. Lippke.

Top-grade coffee is selling for 25 to 38 cents a pound; tea, 30 for half a pound.

Round trip on the New York Central to the State Fair in Syracuse is $3.90.

The M.M. Lapp family reunion was held on August 22 at the Lapp home near Williamsville.

Deaths included Florence O. Willyoung of Bowmansville.

75 Years Ago
Aug. 31, 1939

With the summer vacation season almost a memory, Amherst boys and girls are preparing to go back to grade and high schools next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Four children of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fisher of Milton Street are recovering at their home from tonsil operations.

Eight members of Boy Scout Troop 24 of Washington, D.C., were guests at the worship service of Ascension Lutheran Church Snyder on Sunday.

50 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1964

Groundbreaking for the second phase of a building program of the Metropolitan Chapel of Buffalo will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at 895 North Forest Road. The Rev. James W. Andrews will officiate.

Attorney Samuel D. Magavern has been named chairman of a $30-a-plate dinner honoring U.S. Congressman John R. Pillion, who is seeking re-election to the 39th District.

Dial Drug Store, 5641 Main Street next to the A&P, advertises 500-count filler paper, 77 cents.

Frederick V. Seitz, 68, of Snyder, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1964. Mr. Seitz, former owner of the Williamsville Inn which he built at 5447 Main St. in 1959, operated the Fred Seitz plastering and lathing business on Sugg Road for 40 years.

25 Years Ago
Aug. 30, 1989

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rogers of Amherst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner in their honor at the home of their youngest son, Gregory, in Hudson, Ohio.

Three teams remain in contention for the championship of the Amherst Fastpitch Softball League: VFW 416, Muck Ford and 5-23 Lounge.

Richard J. Klemp, a lieutenant with the Amherst Police Department, died Monday, Aug. 28, 1989.

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