HIS­TORY

His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

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WANTED TO HIRE Four en­er­getic, ready, re­li­able, young or mid­dle-aged men to go South to ped­dle on the road. The right kind of a man will get a good salary and steady work. Ap­ply to: Stanstead, Feb. 15, 1890. P.S. – No dead­heads need ap­ply

100 Years Ago,

FIRE AT BEEBE JUNC­TION Wal­ter Bowen’s Sash and Door Fac­tory Con­sumed by Mid­night Blaze Wal­ter Bowen’s sash and door fac­tory at Beebe Junc­tion was burned last night. The fire was first seen by C.E. Twombly, who had been called up at about 11.30 to drive a man to Grif­fin. C.F. Bel­lam saw the blaze at about the same time, and a big crowd was af­ter­wards called out by the ring­ing of church bells. The lo­cal fire brigade re­sponded promptly, but seems to have been ham­pered in its work by in­ad­e­quate wa­ter pres­sure. The ori­gin of the fire is un­known. The build­ing was lo­cated on the south side of the track, apart from other build­ings, and the plant was op­er­ated by elec­tric­ity. It is con­jec­tured that the fire may have started in some shav­ings in the base­ment. It was rain­ing at the time and the blaze could hardly have been the re­sult of ex­ter­nal cause, like sparks from a lo­co­mo­tive. The fac­tory was es­tab­lished about a year ago, and was owned by Wal­ter Bowen of New­port. Noth­ing was saved from the fire.

75 Years Ago,

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL NIGHT In­ter­na­tional night was ob­served by the Bor­der Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Women’s Club at a ban­quet held at the Del Monty Ho­tel, Mon­day night. Among the ninety-three guests were mem­bers of the Club, sev­eral Ro­tar­i­ans and their wives, as well as friends from the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. This week also marks the thirty-fifth an­niver­sary of Ro­tary. The Bound­ary Club co­op­er­ated with the Women’s Club, thereby mak­ing this din­ner a joint cel­e­bra­tion.

50 Years Ago,

Feb. 25, 1915

Feb. 22, 1940

Feb. 25, 1965

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