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From The Gleaner Archives September 6, 2023

150 years ago

September 11, 1873


An oriole passed by the window-pane

To and fro, in the falling rain;

Its song was changed from
the days of June,

When its note was a wild,
glad-greeting tune,

But now it sang “Good bye,
good bye,

Summer is going – and so must I.”



125 years ago

September 8, 1898

ORMSTOWN: Last week our village was alarmed by the presence of robbers. One of them ran wildly up the street, as if pursued. Turning at Dickman’s bridge he took down the riverbank, crossed the river, and escaped. Since then, parties from the States arrived looking for him.

100 years ago

Thursday, September 13, 1923

HAVELOCK: Good Exhibit and Turnout at Havelock – Show on Tuesday Favoured with Perfect Weather – BREAD EXHIBIT KEEN – Boy Hurt by Horse He Was Leading.

IF IN DOUBT, turn up the GLEANER. It states the facts.

75 years ago

Wednesday, September 8, 1948

GOVERNMENT WARNS of Soviet Pen Pal Letter Snooping: Requests Being Made for Harbour Views and Canadian Telephone Books. … A telephone company had received several requests from persons in the Russian-occupied sector of Germany for copies of Canadian telephone books. … Beware the “pen pals,” the [external affairs] department said in a statement. It labelled the practice “sinister” though not “startlingly serious.” A spokesman said: “There obviously is something pretty sinister when someone starts asking for harbour views of Arctic posts.”

CANADA STRONG IN ATOMIC RESEARCH: Canada is losing no ground in the international race for the foremost position in atomic energy research. … This was learned last week in conversation with Trade Minister Howe, member of a tri-nation commission on atomic energy, and Dr. C.J. Mackenzie, head of the Canadian Atomic Energy Control Board.

50 years ago

Wednesday, September 12, 1973

SHORTAGE OF FARMING MACHINERY IN VALLEY: Chateauguay Valley farm equipment dealers report demand is so strong this year that agricultural machinery is in short supply. The situation, they point out, is Canada-wide.

HUNTINGDON: Patients are being moved out of Huntingdon County Hospital this week in preparation for partial razing. The contractor, Roger Daoust Inc., Montreal, wants to start work on the new hospital-social service complex at once.

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