History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
125 Years Ago, Oct., 11, 1888
MILLINERY The undersigned having just returned from Boston with a carefully selected assortment of millinery, dress trimmings and fancy goods, would invite the ladies of Derby Line, Stanstead Plain, and vicinity to call and examine her stock. No trouble to show goods. Don’t fail to call for my $1.00 cutaway corset, the best corset manufactured for the money. $1.00 kid gloves for $7 cents. In addition to the above, I have a nice line of goods for fancy work, comprising wash silk, filoselie, Florence knitting silk, purse silk, plush balls, felting, 18-inch plush $1.00, and in fact everything for fancy work. I am also prepared to do stamping and fancy pinking for mantle lambuquins, table scarfs, etc.
100 Years Ago, Oct., 16, 1913
HOUSEWORK If any young lady wants to get married, we would advise her to go to Dr. Somers to do housework. Every girl they have gets married, and now Mr. Hazen has taken the last one they had and there is room for someone else.
75 Years Ago,
BRIDE-TO-BE-SHOWERED Unaware of the pleasant surprise awaiting her, Monday evening, Miss Nellie Alexander called at the home of her friends, Dorothy and Doris Holden, with whom she had planned to go out for the evening, but when the lights were flashed on in the darkened rooms, trimmed prettily in pink and blue, she discovered many of her girl friends sitting around, smiling, and greeting her, in honour of her approaching marriage. In the midst of them, she was placed in a decorated guest chair, before a basket heaped with attractive looking parcels of all sizes, which contained pretty and useful articles for her future home. Miss Alexander’s happiness was very evident as she admired the gifts and thanked her friends for their kindness.
70 Years Ago,
50 Years Ago,
H. A. TINKER.
Oct., 16, 1938
Oct., 14, 1943
THIS IS EVERYBODY’S WAR Interruptions and undue haste during the hectic make up period week last caused a mix up of Fire prevention and Victory Loan Publicity. To remedy this we are this week reprinting the introductory panel of the Victory Loan Publicity, together with the following text, which was accidentally omitted. The purpose of this article is to set forth not so much an official view as one of hard common sense as from one man to another. But it may be noted in passing that a statement made by the four provincial Victory Loan chairmen at the beginning of this drive said in part: “We are convinced that the minimum cash objective will not only be attained but actually passed. This is one of the important and decisive ways in which our fighting men have won their recent and spectacular victories. But the fight goes on more fiercely that ever. Now, more than ever before, they need the tanks, planes, ships and guns which the proceeds of Victory Bonds will supply. The bond buyer will this be enabled to shoulder his share of the responsibility, to make victory surer and speedier, to spare his fighting men the casualties and his fellow citizens the moral and economic hazards that would make a long-drawn out war almost as terrible in its consequences as defeat itself.” But aside from these and other patriotic motives, the purchase of Victory Bonds is also the soundest possible investment for the wageearner. Every man and woman likes to look forward, not only to a speedy victory, but also to the peacetime era when he or she will wish to enjoy some measure of economic independence. These days, when employment is steady and sure, and when individual earnings and family income are for the most part much higher than in the past are the time to make a nest egg for the future. ...
Oct., 10, 1963
Shown here at the very successful annual Stanstead Chapter I.O.D.E. bazaar held at Sunnyside School last Saturday are, left to right: Seated, Miss Jean McIntosh; Mrs. A. E. Roodhouse, provincial vice-president; Mrs. Ellen Wallbridge, Stanstead Chapter regent; Mrs. J. Macrae, provincial president; Mrs. S. H. Elliott, provincial Secretary; and Mrs. D. Ferguson, provincial supply secretary. Seated is Mrs. H. J. Stubbs. (Photo by A. Pepin)