History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
100 Years Ago, May 7, 1914
75 Years Ago, May 4, 1939
50 Years Ago, May 7, 1964
AUCTION SALE THOS. ROWELL, Esq., who is learning Hatley, will sell at the hotel at East Hatley Village, on Saturday afternoon, May 4th, a general lot of furniture comprising chairs, tables, bedsteads, spring beds, mattresses, bedroom suits, bureaus, 4 stoves & c, & c. Also Mowing machine, plows, harrows, lot fur robes, double and single harness, double and single express wagons, traverse sleds, single sleigh, 2 good driving horses, 1 good cow, lot fowls, & c. For terms, &c., see posters. EDWIN HOWE,
Auctioneer ADDITION TO MUNICIPAL BUILDING The Municipality of Rock Island has had plans and specifications drawn for a 24x45 foot addition to the present municipal building, at the corner of Wyman and Church streets. The new addition will be one story high, with a 30 ft. hose tower. A room 16x24 feet will be provided for the firefighting appliances. This room abuts the council room with a door opening into it. The balance of the building is to be used for storing the tools used by the street and sidewalk department. When the addition is completed and the grounds graded the village plant will be quite efficient and presentable. The firemen will use the council room for their gatherings. BALL-PLAYING FORBIDDEN ON ANY MUNICIPAL STREET Ball-playing on the streets of Rock Island was outlawed at the May meeting of the council, Monday night. A number of complaints had been received by members, complaints objecting, not only to ball-playing, but to trespassing upon private property and creating disturbance through shouting and loud talk. It was apparent that the council realized a responsibility, and in the end a resolution was passed forbidding ball-playing on any street in the municipality. Another matter which claimed attention of the council was that of tax arrears. The council has been borrowing money to meet current expenses, while taxes remain unpaid. By resolution the secretary-treasurer was authorized to take the necessary steps for the collection of all such arrears.