History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
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…