From the Archives: May 6

In my local paper, The Long Island Advance, there is a weekly (as is the paper) segment titled From the Archives of the Long Island Advance, in which they present some news clips from 100, 75, and 50 years ago. A lot of the news is so mundane that I find it to be very funny. I hope that you do too.

From 100 years ago:
  • The great Neuman, the Russian psychic, who astonished
    New York and other big cities last fall by his marvelous
    feats of mind-reading, will come to Patchogue next week
    at the auditorium.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Romanski left for a trip to Germany
    and expect to be gone three months.
  • In the line of progress, we are glad to note Ackerly’s new
    24 H.P. automobile piano truck. This is the first piano house
    on Long Island to have its own auto-delivery. Mr. Ackerly
    says the bugbear of long drives for delivery has now been
    changed into a pleasure, and he is looking forward to a radius
    of business three times as great as formerly.
  • The 50 Tungsten lights in the Blue Point lighting district
    were turned on by the Patchogue Electric Light Co. and the
    illumination makes a gratifying difference to those going
    through this section at night. The East Patchogue district
    will be lighted by May 15, it is said. The company is pushing
    work along for the Moriches district. The Bellport Village
    district has not yet signed the contract.

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