A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ Died, at Worthington, on the 10th of January last, the widow Gardner, aged 87 years; on the 23rd, Mr. Ebenezer White, aged 43; on the 27th, Miss Fanny Herrington, aged 22; on the 1st of February, a child of Mr. Shela Ross, aged 7.
∎ Wanted, as an apprentice to the printing business, a faithful, steady boy, 14 or 15 years of age. Enquire at this office.
100 Years Ago
∎ Rev. Father Trottier, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church, announced during his sermon yesterday morning that the late Father Rainville had left a bequest of $9,000 to be used as a fund for a new church.
∎ The students of the Northampton Commercial College have issued invitations to former students and friends for a reception and dance to be given in Carnegie Hall Thursday evening. Fred King and Joseph Barney of the music committee have arranged to have Tinkers’ Novelty Singing Orchestra, which is touring New England, furnish the music.
50 Years Ago
∎ Three students from Northampton High School are among the 450 young musicians converging on Springfield this weekend for the annual All-State Concert. Representing the NHS band are Joseph McCaffrey and Shirley Daniels. Lyndel Woodruff, a senior choir member at NHS, is participating as an alto in the all-state chorus.
∎ Newton Arvin, critic, author and teacher in the field of American literature and former Smith College faculty member, died yesterday at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Mr. Arvin was the author of a new book on Longfellow just issued by Little, Brown.