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In history: Weeks of Nov. 17, 24

Last week we accidentally ran the previous week's column. The week of Nov. 17 "In History" was to good to leave out though, so here it is, a week late, in full.

125 Years AgoNovember 19, 1885 - Mr. T.J. Dwyer announces to his customers that his tonsorial emporium will be closed at 12 o'clock on Thanksgiving Day.

The days of New England witchcraft have been recalled here this week by the nightly throngs on Lincklaen street in pursuit of a ghost as personated by some artful or demented person. Some nights the excitement has disturbed the entire street.

On account of impaired health, Dr. Bullock, who has been engaged in practice here for the last three years, has sold his office, fixtures and practice to Dr. Milton R. Joy, of Utica.

A large number of men and one or two hundred horses are now employed in Cazenovia in energetically making mud soup. It is a great success; the amount produced is of thorough manufacture and the quantity fully equal to the demand. A little is wasted by being carried away on wagons, on horses, on boots and clothing, but the bulk remains. The streets are flooded with it in flowing streams, the crossings are not omitted in the general distribution, and it may be safely said that no village as beautiful as Cazenovia has better arrangements for the continuous production of mud.

100 Years AgoNovember 17, 1910 - Cider mills in this section are not rushed with business this fall owing to the poor apple crop. Many farmers who put in a few barrels of cider (for vinegar) will be deprived of that pleasure this fall.

The season has come again when the girls in Cazenovia go without hats. As this fad seems to be purely local it looks queer to outsiders to see girls out in a blinding snow storm with heavy coats and furs but no hats. If the girls knew how blue-purple and chilblainy they look they would certainly don one of the many attractive shapes shown this season.

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