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2018-09-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past


TRUCK HOUSE — Lancaster’s first permanent firehouse, built in 1880, is now home to the Lancaster Family YMCA. A sign noting the historic significance can be seen on the sidewalk, to the left of the building; it was erected Sept. 9, 1995. 
Photo from “Lancaster Memories:A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monninand Dick Young. TRUCK HOUSE — Lancaster’s first permanent firehouse, built in 1880, is now home to the Lancaster Family YMCA. A sign noting the historic significance can be seen on the sidewalk, to the left of the building; it was erected Sept. 9, 1995. Photo from “Lancaster Memories:A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monninand Dick Young. 125 Years Ago
Sept. 14, 1893

• Mr. James A. Putman, a farmer residing one mile north of Marilla, had four cows killed by lightning last Thursday. Three cows owned by Mr. J.I. Lingenfelder of the same town were also killed by lightning the same day.

• Joseph Pardee, who had been employed in Gilpin & Herman’s barber shop for the past two months, left town last week Tuesday, taking with him seven razors belonging to the above firm. He was arrested in Buffalo on Friday and brought to this village on Saturday, and tried before Justice Huber, who sentenced him to 50 days in the workhouse.

• A careful calculation has been made and it has been positively stated that if you go through the World’s Fair and take two minutes of your time to look at each exhibit, it will require 32 years to see all of the show.

• At the regular meeting of the board of trustees of this village, held Sept. 11, the following appointments were made for the fire department: chief, Jacob Gottschalk; first assistant chief, Henry Balthasar; second assistant chief, Andrew Rupprecht.

• The Misses Huntington will open their classes in dancing at Firemen’s Hall Friday afternoon and evening, Oct. 6. Terms: $5 for 12 lessons, strictly in advance; 50 cents per single lesson.

• Reports from surrounding towns state that the heavy rains have destroyed millions of grasshoppers.

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