Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, Dec. 25, 2000

Pages from the past: Waverly in 1887

From the Feb. 17, 1887 issue of The Howard Lake Herald.

J. W. Cruzen has just returned from an extended trip to Iowa.

Notwithstanding the cold weather, our monthly fair was largely attended last Friday.

Last Saturday evening, while a party of fun seekers were out riding with a yoke of oxen, they plunged suddenly and unexpectedly headlong into a perfect avalanche of snow, and for a time all was lost in silence, but they were saved through the efforts of Mr. Denoon, to whom the whole party feel greatly indebted for their preservation.

It is an utter impossibility even for the Lord to satisfy the wishes of everybody. Some wish the snow was ten feet deep. It would serve as a fortress to keep intruders out.

Next Wednesday will be Ash Wednesday.

T. F. Kelly went down to the big cities last Saturday.

There is a rumor of a new harness shop being started in the village at an early date.

Don't forget the Druids' dance next Tuesday.

Sheriff Nugent of Buffalo was here Thursday.

Dr. Aubin and wife were at the Waverly house two days last week.

It will take $500 to sell liquor in this village after July 1st.

The thermometer went into the forties several days last week.

The scholars of the public school reorganized their society last Monday, and elected the following officers: President, Edmund Alary; vice-president, William Holtby; secretary, Edward Lydon.

They will have their next lyceum on Tuesday afternoon, 22nd inst. The programme will be as follows: Song by the choir. Question for debate, Resolved that residence in the country is preferable to residence in the city. Speakers, affirmative, Edmond Aary, J. C. Nolan, George Doerfler and Frank Cruzen. Negative, Edward Lydon, Wm. Holtby, Chas. McGenty and William Cannon. Let there be a large attendance.

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