100 Years Ago

The Hamburg Area Item - - Lo­cal News - Peggy Sterner com­piles Early Files.

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.

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