History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
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