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Peeks of Past Feb. 24, 2016

By Staff | Feb 24, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1866

150 years ago

An exhibition will be held in Green’s hall, Friday evening, by the graded schools of this borough, the proceeds to go to the soldiers’ monument fund. The amateur string band of Lewisburg will be in attendance. Let there be a full house.

J.G. Clark, the poet and balladist, expects to give a concert in this borough on March 1.

Frank P. Coder announces the opening of Coder’s Hotel (formerly the Washington hotel). The fact that the proprietor is the son of the late Jacob Coder, late landlord of the United States hotel, gives assurance that the hotel will be kept in such manner as to give entire satisfaction to all who may stop there.

The festival given by the ladies for the soldiers’ monument fund was a complete success, $136 being realized. The hall was too small to accommodate all the people.

T.R. Hudson will sell at public sale on SAturday his livery stock.

Hon. Henry Johnson, of this place, presided at the senatorial conference held at Lewisburg on Saturday week.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 25, 1881

135 years ago

Charles F. Betts on Monday shot a prowler in the vicinity of his smoke house, wounding the miscreant, but not seriously.

Robert W. Lebo, of Lebo & Rissell, narrowly escaped being killed at their lumber camp on Youngwoman’s Creek, Feb. 12, while engaged in rolling logs into the creek. A large pile of logs rolled on him and it was over an hour before he could be extricated from is dangerous position.

J.M. Sprout, of Montrose, has purchased the residence of D.W. Buffington, and taken up his residence here.

The fourth annual bean bake of Col John D. Musser POst, No. 66, G.A.R. came off Tuesday evening. Gowers’ string band furnished music.

OUr exchanges are discussing the probability of the Muncy Creek railroad being extended into Sullivan county, as at first intended.

Applications for liquor licenses total 86. Three are from Muncy-Nathaniel Ford, G.W. Crawford and David J. Watt.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. , 1916

100 years ago

Now comes the inspired announcement that one million persons will buy automobiles this season. That still leaves a million or two who will continue to jit, trolley or walk.-Lock Haven Democrat

Lumber in Plenty-Then: In glancing over the files of the Luminary of March, 1881, we find an item telling of the Williamsport boom being made ready for the next logging flood, when 287,000,000 feet of hemlock and pine logs were expected to arrive. Not much interest was taken of that item thirty-five years ago, but today would be deemed sufficient news importance to be given first page position, top of column.

A hog was butchered last week at Halls Station which weighed 600 pounds. It had been raised by Mrs. Isaac Yetter, of that place. This was one of the largest porkers ever raised in Lycoming county and probably the largest ever raised by a woman farmer.

A trainload of powder being rushed to the Allies from the DuPont factories at Wilmington, Del., passed through Muncy on the P and R one day last week.

J. Fred Eves, of Millville, secretary of the Millville Mutual Fire Insurance Co., has been missing from his home since early in February.

Born: To Prof. and Mrs. Pritchard, of State College, a son. Mrs. Pritchard was a former resident of this place, being before her marriage Miss Frances Dimm; A daughter has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Long.

Died: Mrs. Elizabeth Gowers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Williams Applegate, at Williamport, on Tuesday, aged 69 years, after a few days of illness; Charles Harman died suddenly at his home in Williamsport, Monday night, aged 66 years.

Muncy Opera House-Miss Edna Spangler’s Stock Company