His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

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BEEBE An ad­journed meet­ing of the Beebe Plain coun­cil was held last Mon­day night. A. J. Dustin ap­peared be­fore the board and pre­sented a list con­tain­ing some 23 names which he asked to have added to the Mu­nic­i­pal Roll. Coun­cil­lor Hasel­ton ob­jected to the coun­cil adding a long listed of names to roll at the last minute be­fore an elec­tion. Some of those list he was per­son­ally sat­is­fied were not qual­i­fied; oth­ers he had never heard of. He con­sid­ered it a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to force a li­cense on the names of a num­ber of per­sons who were not en­ti­tled to vote and was sur­prised that any man should so lower him­self as to come be­fore the coun­cil with such a pe­ti­tion. Some very amus­ing proof was then of­fered. One man was al­leged to be qual­i­fied through pay­ing rent to Coun­cil­lor El­der for oc­cu­py­ing part of a house. Mr. El­der, on be­ing ques­tioned, stated that the rent was paid to him by an old woman whose name he did not know. This was ap­par­ently sat­is­fac­tory and the name was added. Sev­eral other men had rented barns and out­build­ings, while the only proof of­fered in re­spect of one was that he be­longed to the Unity Club, but it de­vel­oped on fur­ther en­quiry that he had not been liv­ing in the vil­lage for some time and this name the coun­cil did not al­low. Twenty one names were added to the list and the coun­cil ad­journed till Satur­day night.

100 Years Ago, April 23, 1914

72 Years Ago, April 30, 1939

50 Years Ago, April 16, 1964

EVEN THE MON­KEY COULD GET THE NUTS Cedarville. Among the many places on the south shore of Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog of­fer­ing at­trac­tions to those who seek rest and health, we know of none for which Na­ture has done more than for Cedarville – sit­u­ated on a cor­ner of land push­ing into the bay, and clad with ev­er­greens, it af­fords a charm­ing view up the lake for five miles. One mile dis­tant lies “Prov­ince Is­land,” on which A.C. Zabriskie, Esq., of New York City has erected a pala­tial sum­mer res­i­dence. Be­yond this lies Round Is­land and oth­ers. Across the lake Bear Moun­tain is seen. DIRT ROADS NOT SO INVIT­ING Ap­ple Grove Sec­tion “Sup­pose to Be Pass­able But is Not” Lo­cal road con­di­tions ex­cept on con­crete or re­cently sur­faced gravel high­ways are still un­der par. In al­most any di­rec­tion one does not have to travel very far to get into trou­ble. Many com­plaints have been made con­cern­ing high­ways leading to the western “fringe” of Stanstead County. Sun­day af­ter­noon the Jour­nal man started out Ge­orgeville way go­ing via Beebe and Grif­fin. Just be­yond Grif­fin, two boys, re­turn­ing from a fish­ing trip to The Nar­rows, ad­vised us to turn about. Only a lit­tle way ahead early in the day had seen half a dozen cars bogged down in deep mud. It had taken a gang of men with a team of horses three hours to re­lease one car. Just to see the bog we drove on the Fos­ter Bachelder farm in the Ap­ple Grove area. The for­bid­ding bog be­gan quite near the barn there, and only a su­per­fi­cial sur­vey con­vinced us that it was a real haz­ard. Go­ing back to the house we asked Mr. Bachelder if the road were pass­able, “It is sup­pose to be, but is not” was the re­ply…

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