History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
125 Years Ago,
BARNSTON There is some trouble in the “Bean yard” and, as usual, there is a woman in the case. One of the citizens of that place was in town last week after a warrant for his brother, who had threatened his life, and as he was not quite ready to leave this world he wanted the offender brought to justice. A warrant was issued, accordingly, by Justice Corliss and he went on his way rejoicing. As we have heard nothing further of the matter, we presume it has been amicably arranged, as it was all for a woman’s sake.
100 Years Ago, April 18, 1914
70 Years Ago, April 20, 1939
50 Years Ago, April 16, 1964
UNION TWIST DRILL COMPANY The union twist Drill Company of Athol, Mass., holders of the Butterfield & Company stock, have decided to increase the capacity of the Canadian plant by the erection of a new building at Rock Island during the coming summer. This matter has been under consideration for some time and a definite decision was reached at a meeting of the directors last Thursday. The block plan calls for a structure 170 feet frontage on Railroad Street, 62 feet deep with three floors. The walls are to be of brick and the floors of steel, and concrete. The new building will provide an additional floor space of about 31,000 feet. The company will also erect a new building at the S.W. Card plant in Mansfield, Mass., during the coming season. THE WEATHER The first real thaw of the season began yesterday, with a cold rain. Limited in volume, it was, nevertheless, wet, and bare spots began to broaden. Later in the afternoon, the ice began moving downwards in the Tomifobia River. Broken into small bits, it was much less spectacular than in the old days, and no serious jam was reported. Travel, even with horses, is extremely limited on secondary roads. The few hard surfaced roads are quite passable, although narrow in places where drifting snow had been piled high by special road plows. Milder weather over the past week or two had kept additional snowfall from increasing what had been left over from the winter, but in spite of muddy roads the landscape even now remains predominantly white. Many varieties of bird migrants, some unusual, have stopped over here during the past week. Robins are heard daily and grackles, too, have arrived. On the whole the weather has been tough on those who, at the beginning, foresaw a snowless winter. Some anticipate more snow before roads are settled.
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