By James Bridgman
200 Years Ago
∎ Patience! Patience! I have no Patience! The woman by this name, who has lived with me for three years past, has conducted so badly that I can have Patience no longer. I will not pay one cent of her contracting after this date, for Patience is gone! — Thomas Battle (his mark), Shutesbury.
∎ Wm. and R.B. Edwards of Northampton will receive hemlock bark at their mill near Edwards’ gate, at three dollars per cord; and three dollars and one half per cord at their new mill, formerly White’s Oil Mill, through the winter months, payable the 12th May next.
100 Years Ago
∎ The Northampton Young Men’s Club has elected these officers for the ensuing year: President, Edwin L. Olander; vice president, Charles Edwards; secretary, Howard J. Whiting; treasurer, Roscoe E. Spofford.
∎ The large west room in the second story of Smith College library was opened for use as a study room at the beginning of the present term. It has been handsomely furnished by Mrs. L. W.L. Goff of Bridgeport, Ct., in memory of her daughter, the late Louise W. Lyon, who was the first librarian of the college.
50 Years Ago
∎ The skating rink on Cosmian Green has been a busy place for the past two days since the weather grew warmer, and the ice is still good, but it is too warm to do any spraying now so the volunteer workers are having a brief vacation.
∎ Raymond E. Bernier of Bernier’s Battery and Filling Station and Bernier’s Auto Sales, both located at 143 King St., announced yesterday that he has turned the business over to his son, Donald Bernier of 54 Allison St.