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2017-07-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past


IN-HOUSE SCHOOLING — Originally built in 1909, St. Augustine’s Parochial School on Penora Street at Gould Avenue was used as a church on the lower level and school on the second floor. A new church was built in 1912, at which time the entire structure served as a school. A new school facility was built in 1965, on Manitou Street at the end of Gould Avenue. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe IN-HOUSE SCHOOLING — Originally built in 1909, St. Augustine’s Parochial School on Penora Street at Gould Avenue was used as a church on the lower level and school on the second floor. A new church was built in 1912, at which time the entire structure served as a school. A new school facility was built in 1965, on Manitou Street at the end of Gould Avenue. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe 125 Years Ago
July 14, 1892

• The Buffalo National Savings Bank defalcation has reached the sum of $426,700. What Dann, the treasurer, has done with so much money puzzles the bank officers.

• Two or three of our citizens were very fortunate in drawing out large sums of money just prior to the closing of the National Savings Bank of Buffalo. It is better to be born lucky than rich.

• Mr. Joseph Faulhaber has just finished drilling a well for Mr. Thomas Robinson, about a mile south of the village. He struck a good supply of water at a depth of 20 feet.

• None but non-union bricklayers are now working at Depew. Contractor Haven finds it necessary to push the work as rapidly as possible and insists on giving the men 10 hours’ work instead of nine. This the union will not submit to, and all union men have been warned to keep away from the work.

• Five deaths, three births and three marriages were recorded at the village clerk’s office during the month of June.

• Don’t hurry; don’t fret; don’t watch the thermometer; don’t take heating food or drink; don’t wear starched clothes; don’t be afraid of perspiring, don’t seek a crowd; don’t take the sunny side of the street; don’t talk about the weather. If you can’t be comfortable, be as little uncomfortable as possible.

• Haying is in full sway. The crop is large, but not of excellent quality, owing to excessive rain.

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