His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

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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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