A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ John Williams & Co. have received a large supply of large and small Bibles, the Book of Family Prayers, school books, and children’s boy books.
∎ Died at Williamsburg, the 1st inst., Miss Polly Johnson, aged 21 years; in Northampton, on the 7th inst., Mr. Hezekiah Moody, aged 46 years.
100 Years Ago
∎ Considerable excitement took place after midnight Sunday morning when two young men started a fight at the corner of Pleasant and Main streets. Both had indulged too freely in intoxicants and it was with considerable difficulty that the fighters were separated.
∎ We are under obligation to E. Cyrus Miller for a box of his excellent Baldwin apples from the Hiillside Orchard in Haydenville. They are really fine, so much so that they were given a prominent position in a display of agricultural productions at our late Thanksgiving festival, where they attracted much attention.
50 Years Ago
∎ A dinner dance has been planned on Dec. 27 at the Whale Inn, Goshen, for a list of “21” or more congenial Northamptonites between the ages of 21 and 31. Tom Hodgkins and Dick Fish have sent invitations to the list of members.
∎ In a sparkling holiday setting at the German American Hall, members of St. John Cantius Women’s Club held a brief meeting recently with Mrs. John Kowcenuk presiding. Two new members were sponsored. They are Mrs. Charles Swinarski and Miss Anna Bak.