A Look Back
200 years ago
■ Wanted, one hundred bushels of white beans, 1,000 yards of white flannel, and white and brown tow cloth. The above may be had likewise at the store at the end of the street in Hadley.
■ Whereas Sarah, my wife, has eloped from my bed and board, this is to forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account, as I will pay no debt of her contracting after this date. — James Benjamin, Worthington.
100 Years Ago
■ Colds and grip are quite prevalent in Northampton and one or two cases of diphtheria have been reported to the board of health. These are light and it is not uncommon at this time of the year to have a few.
■ Elizabeth Towne of Holyoke was an interested spectator of the play at the Academy of Music Saturday night. Miss Towne is the editor and proprietor of the Nautilus magazine and the leading authority and exponent of New Thought.
50 Years Ago
■ Harold L. Ames, 70, of 10 Jewett St., died suddenly this morning at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He was a vice president and trust officer of the First National Bank in Northampton since 1951, having been associated with that bank since 1917.
■ The part played by audio visual aid in education, and in the Northampton school system in particular, will be discussed tonight by James Parsons, audio visual aid director in the public schools, at the regular meeting of the Northampton Lions Club at the Hotel Northampton.