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From The Gleaner Archives January 24, 2024

150 years ago

January 29, 1874

HUNTINGDON FASHIONABLE TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT: Gentlemen, if you need good Clothes, good fits, and good work, go to Neville’s Tailoring Establishment, in Wm. Walsh’s new building, near the Academy. Gents’ own Cloth made and trimmed at the most reasonable prices. As I have trimming to suit all qualities of cloth, my charges will be moderate.

THE WOMAN’S FRIEND: LOOK HERE… Weary women, there is rest for you! Steam will do your washing! The STEAM WASHER or Women’s Friend. Price, $9.00. The Latest, the Cheapest, the Best – No Rubbing, no Pounding, no Turning or Tearing, no clumsy Cylinder, and no $20 or $30 expense. Steam does it all! Nothing like it in use. Call and see it in operation at R.A. Cowan’s, Dominion Block.

 

Illustration by Erica Taylor

 

125 years ago

January 26, 1899

ORMSTOWN: There has been a death by diphtheria at Winter’s mill. It is in the house of two families. Typhoid lingers in this section and la grippe prevails.

SAINT-ANICET: The crossing at this village was first bushed between two airholes, but next day or so it was changed, making a detour to avoid them. From some cause the airhole began to extend until it so weakened the ice some distance west of it that a horse broke through. The mayor then had the bushes cut down and the crossing changed, so that now the landing is above Pointe Mouille, the lee being found to be good there this year. Parties crossing from Glengarry are surprised to see so much bare ground here, as they have good sleighing across the lake, especially back from the St. Lawrence.

100 years ago

January 31, 1924

NEARLY A THIRD OF MILK IN CITY SENT FROM HERE: Montreal Report Shows Division of Supply – 4000 DAIRYMEN SHIP – City Now Uses 60,000 Gallons Daily. One third of the milk consumed on the island of Montreal comes from the counties of Huntingdon, Argenteuil, and Two Mountains, according to a report published last week by Mr. André d’Anjou, of the health department, Montreal. … while 20 years ago the 10,000 cows on the Island could supply the daily demand of 20,000, the Island cattle could not now. In 1903 there were 10,000 cows, now there are 500 cows on Montreal Island.

75 years ago

January 26, 1949

CHATEAUGUAY FARMER WINS QUEBEC BARLEY CONTEST: Elzear Daoust of Howick, Chateauguay County, won the Quebec Provincial Championship of the National Barley Contest, defeating 295 malting barley growers of the province in the third annual contest … A minimum of five acres of an approved type of malting barley had to be planted, with 40 bushels prepared as a sample for judging.

50 years ago

January 30, 1974

HUNTINGDON’S SKATE-A-THON GIANT SUCCESS: Huntingdon’s first participation in the annual Skate-a-thon was a resounding success. … Nearly 200 young skaters participated in the event, held in the Huntingdon Regional Arena, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Highlight of the afternoon was the visit of Jean Beliveau. He arrived by helicopter around 1:30 p.m. to be greeted by a large crowd waiting outside the Arena. On entering, he was met with applause and shouts of welcome from the assembled youngsters. “Big Jean” skated with the Atom League players for a few minutes and then left to encourage young skaters in the other 21 arenas which he was to visit during the course of the afternoon.

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