A Look Back
200 YEARS AGO
∎ This day published and for sale at the Northampton bookstore by Simeon Butler, The Fifer’s Assistant, containing instructions for the fife, and a collection of marches, airs, and draggs. Price: 42 cents.
∎ Came into the enclosure of the subscriber on the 8th inst., nine sheep, artificially marked. The owner is desired to prove his property, pay charges and take them away.-- Jared Clark, Easthampton.
100 YEARS AGO
∎ Despite the fact that yesterday was the Sabbath several of the candidates for county offices took advantage of the splendid weather and did a little campaigning around the county in a large touring car.
∎ Captain Lyons notified the Northampton garages last evening to be on the lookout for a Ford touring car stolen in Springfield Sunday afternoon. A full description of the car was sent out and unless the thieves are unusually wary the missing auto will soon be traced.
50 YEARS AGO
∎ Two young Hadley boys were starting out on the wrong foot last night when they tried to walk out of a local store with an unpaid for pair of shoes. Police said the two youngsters entered Bradlee’s. One put on a pair of shoes owned by the store and tried to walk out. The performance did not go unnoticed, however, and the boys only moved a few steps away before being halted.
∎ City Engineer Francis P. Ryan has asked police assistance in seeing that residents use downtown trash receptacles correctly. Presently they are using them to dispose of everthing from newspapers to dead chickens.