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150 Years Ago, Feb. 7, 1861

125 Years Ago, Jan. 21, 1886

100 Years Ago, Feb. 9, 1911

RECORD NOT BRO­KEN The ther­mome­ter out­did it­self Mon­day morn­ing. We heard of its hov­er­ing around the 38 de­gree be­low point but the mean re­port was about 33 be­low. Rather mi­crobe killing weather. The snow fall has now reached 93 ½ inches. The to­tal of the re­cent storm was 22 ½ inches, but we are still be­low last year’s record at this date.

75 Years Ago, Feb. 6, 1936

50 years ago, Feb. 9, 1961

25 Years Ago, Feb. 12, 1986

A BAD MAG­IS­TRATE Matthews; the Mag­is­trate who ar­rested the fugi­tive An­der­son, has earned a char­ac­ter which will be likely to hand his name down in con­nec­tion with his ex­tra­di­tion case. … Most Jus­tices of the Peace al­low peo­ple to find them out through in­quiry; … Never did a spi­der sit more faith­fully in his den for vic­tims than this “Jus­tice of the Peace” for cus­tomers. Al­ways on hand, and ever alert, he hunts up ev­ery case whereby he can dis­play his power, pocket a fee and stir up the bile of liti­gious. Hand­cuffs, irons blud­geons, and soli­tary con­fine­ment for con­tempt of court are as fa­mil­iar to him as the anvil to the black­smith. A sin­gle word spo­ken in op­po­si­tion to this mod­ern “Nero” is enough to draw down upon the delin­quent a heavy fine, ‘seven days’ com­mit­ment, or per­chance, if the “of­fender” re­mon­strates the doors are barred and bolted, and a gen­eral melee en­sues. EAST HAT­LEY The monthly tem­per­ance meet­ings here are still sus­tained. The last meet­ing of the so­ci­ety was ad­dressed by Rev. D. V. Lu­cas and was highly ap­pre­ci­ated, af­ter the main lec­ture, the sub­ject of which was the In­di­ans of the North­west Ter­ri­tory. Some very lu­cid ex­pla­na­tions were given re­lat­ing to the dif­fer­ent tem­per­ance acts now ag­i­tat­ing the pub­lic mind. The next meet­ing is to be held on Mon­day eve, Feb. 15th and the com­mit­tee has been for­tu­nate in se­cur­ing the ser­vices of E. R. John­son, Esq. of Stanstead, who will de­liver his pop­u­lar lec­ture, “Mon­u­ments and Land­marks.” OF­FI­CERS AND DIREC­TORS ELECTED AT AN­NUAL MEET­ING OF AGRI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY The an­nual meet­ing of the Stanstead County Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety was held at Ayer’s cliff on Fri­day Jan. 31, hav­ing been post­poned from Tues­day, the day fixed by the gov­ern­ment, that day hav­ing been set apart as a pub­lic hol­i­day. …The au­di­tor’s re­port, as pre­pared by Mr. A. J. Moore, Rock Is­land, was placed be­fore the meet­ing. … The bal­ance sheet showed that the 1935 fair paid more prizes in cash than any other year and made a net gain on the as­sets of $346.80. NEW DOG BY-LAW PASSED BY COUN­CIL A new dog nui­sance by-law, pro­vid­ing for the muz­zling of con­fin­ing of any or all dogs within the town of Rock Is­land, was passed on Mon­day night, and will be­come law at the end of the 15 day test­ing pe­riod. The new law pro­vides for in­creased li­cense fees and a stiff penalty for own­ers who vi­o­late the code. Any dog that bites a per­son any­where else than its own­ers prop­erty, de­stroys prop­erty, howls or barks in such a way as to dis­turb any­one, will be de­clared a pub­lic nui­sance and will have to be con­fined or dis­posed of by the owner. …All dogs must wear a li­cense tag or some form of iden­tity at all times. The penalty for in­fringe­ment of the law will be a fine not to ex­ceed $20, or seven days in jail. DUPONT AT PHOTO SHOW On Fe­bru­ary 13, 14 and 15 will be held at Car­refour de l`Estrie Shop­ping Cen­ter in Sher­brooke, the yearly photo ex­hibit by a group of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers of the area. This year 11 pho­tog­ra­phers are par­tic­i­pat­ing. Among them is Francine Dupont, Mas­ter Pho­tog­ra­pher of Smith Photo Stu­dios in Rock Is­land. … You must fill in your en­try form at the ex­hibit on Fe­bru­ary 13, 14 or 15. The draw­ing will be held on the 15th at about 3:30 p.m. Last year’s lucky win­ners’ pho­tos will also be ex­hib­ited for the 3 days.

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