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From The Gleaner Archives May 15, 2024

150 years ago

May 21, 1874

PRIZE SEWING MACHINE: GRAND VICTORY FOR THE SINGER PATTERN SEWING MACHINES. First prize was awarded to the above-named Machines at the principal exhibitions throughout the World. The Singer is now known as the STANDARD MACHINE that it is unnecessary to mention its superior qualities.

125 years ago

May 18, 1899

SAINTE-MARTINE: Seeding will be almost done this week. Farmer are sowing a lot of beets, to feed cattle in the fall and winter, being encouraged by the price of cheese this spring. Cows are very dear. Common cows cannot be bought under $30. A few were sold for the Montreal market at $50 to $60 a head. Narcisse Sabourin of St Urbain refused $100 for two ordinary cows; he sold one of them for $52 on Saturday.

SAINT-STANISLAS: Mrs. [P], whose second husband was hung on the 17th of March, has taken time by the forelock, having cast her widow’s weeds to the four ends of the earth and taken to herself another partner in life for better or worse.

100 years ago

May 22, 1924

ANOTHER BEER SEIZURE MADE: 7200 Quarts Seized At Malone Junction On Monday / Another beer shipment billed as hay has landed in Uncle Sam’s hands. Monday morning the Customs men at Malone went through a car of hay shipped from Valleyfield and found the supply of wet goods, in the shape of beer. The bill of lading was made to parties in Massachusetts.

75 years ago

May 18, 1949

WORK ON NEW BARRIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL STARTS IN JULY: Provincial Government Announces Grant of $108,000 / Plans to be Completed and Tenders Called For in Shortest Possible Time / Long awaited news reached the Gleaner on Tuesday morning to the effect that the new Barrie Memorial Hospital will be built this year.

 

ILLUSTRATION Erica Taylor

 

50 years ago

May 22, 1974

GIRL + HORSE + FLUTE = PROBLEM: Norma Howieson of Glenelm had a problem: Her horse class with mare Tobi Anne at Ormstown Fair coincides with her scheduled performance as a flutist with the C.V.R. band. She solved it by deciding to miss the band concert and ride her mare who looks forward each day to Norma’s flute practice while sitting in Tobi Anne’s feed box.

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