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2016-06-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past


ERIN GO BRAGH — The Irish Village Dog House Club was a men’s social club in the late 1940s and early 1950s composed of local sportsmen and businessmen who met at Garry’s Irish Village Pub, which occupied the former bank building at Transit Road and Walden Avenue. Seated at the far left is John Mokan, a former baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies between 1921 and 1927. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Theresa Wolfe and Arthur Domino ERIN GO BRAGH — The Irish Village Dog House Club was a men’s social club in the late 1940s and early 1950s composed of local sportsmen and businessmen who met at Garry’s Irish Village Pub, which occupied the former bank building at Transit Road and Walden Avenue. Seated at the far left is John Mokan, a former baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies between 1921 and 1927. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Theresa Wolfe and Arthur Domino 125 Years Ago

June 11, 1891

• Ether drinking is taking the place of whiskey drinking in some parts of Ireland, and is demoralizing the people more than whiskey.

• This is the latest opinion promulgated by Col. Ingersoll: “There will never be a really great civilization until women enjoy the same rights as do the men. The highest ambition of any man is to win the love of some noble girl, and the highest ambition of any good girl must be to win the love of some good man.”

• The president has directed that the headquarters of the agent for the Indians of New York agency be removed from Akron to Salamanca.

• Tuesday the grand jury filed a report as to the condition of the Erie County Jail and Penitentiary and Almshouse, in which it speaks in the most complimentary terms of those institutions and praises those in charge. The visits to examine the institutions were made without previous notice, so that there might be no preparation, says the committee appointed to prepare the report.

• On July 4th next, and thereafter, the flag of the United States will contain forty-four stars. Wyoming was not admitted until after July 4th of last year and the United States law prescribes that the star for the new state shall be added to the flag the next Fourth of July following its admission.

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