100 Years Ago
NOV. 8, 1917
Mrs. Frank R. Wink, on South Third Street, Hamburg, was the victim of a strange outrage Tuesday night, when her beautiful tresses were shorn close to her scalp by some unknown intruder who chloroformed her and her husband and then disappeared without disturbing anything in the house.
On Monday Dr. K. D. Werley conducted the greatest cattle sale in history at Third and Walnut Streets, Hamburg. Howard B. Smith was the auctioneer and he sold over 200 head of cattle from 9: 30 to 4 p. m. The highest price realized was $ 180.00 for a cow with calf, but all prices were comparatively high.
Frank Webber, lately employed as a telegrapher at the P.& R. depot at West Hamburg, left Wednesday for Camp Jackson, South Carolina where he joins the signed corps.
After a long embargo on the railway, The Hamburg Plow Works shipped a carload of plows for export to Spain.
The heirs of the late Morgan Heckman sold at public sale at the Washington House last Saturday afternoon, the store and dwelling on the corner of Third and Pine Streets, to Lemon Heckman, a son, for $ 6,000.00 and a brick dwelling and adjoining lot on South Third Street, near Windsor, for $ 2,150.00 to George Heckman, another son. The former property has been occupied for years by the purchaser and conducted as a grocery store.