A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ A regular meeting of the Hampshire Washington Benevolent Society will be holden at Washington Hall on Tuesday, the 4th of May, at 6 o’clock, P.M. — Samuel Henshaw, Secretary.
∎ Will be sold at public auction tomorrow at 11 o’clock A.M. at the house of Col. Chapman, a quantity of skirting leather, horse leather suitable for thin shoes, calf skins (waxed for boots), hog skins, suwarrow boot legs (of horsehide).
All of the first quality — sold to close a concern. — Cecil Dwight, auctioneer.
100 Years Ago
∎ A tent was sent to West Farms Saturday afternoon to be used by the officers who are guarding the house where the two children of Etienne Chalet are confined with small pox. Officer Brennan is on guard days and Officer Harry Kelley nights.
No person is allowed to enter or leave the house.
∎ The arbutus season is nearly over. Charles L. Stoddard, the arbutus man from Lake View Berry farm, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, makes his last visit, with his baskets and boxes of the fragrant May flowers, here tomorrow.
Mr. Stoddard has become a familiar figure on our streets at this season for several years, and we hope to welcome him again next year.
50 Years Ago
∎ John E. Brogan has been appointed director of instrument sales at Kollmorgen Corp.
In this new position, he will be primarily responsible for marketing the company’s new line of metrology equipment.
∎ Mail orders are now being accepted for the local engagement of Broadway’s brightest comedy hit, Jean Kerr’s “Mary, Mary,” which is due on the stage of the Academy of Music Sunday, May 12.
The play is one of the longest running comedy hits in the history of the New York stage.