History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
100 Years Ago, April 30, 1914
47 Years Ago, April 13, 1967
ROCK ISLAND MACHINE SHOP Carriage iron work including repairs of all kinds, axles matched, blacksmithing and heavy forging, machine and mill work, and repairing all kinds of agricultural machinery and tools, neatly, durably and promptly done by the Frontier Axle Company, Rock Island Machine Shop. Plows, harrows, horsehoes, and cultivators, as well as repairs for the same will be kept on hand. MEETING OF THE BEEBE PLAIN COUNCIL 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. 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. VOTE DEFEATS AMALGAMATION OF LOCAL CAISSE POPULAIRES Three separate meetings on Monday night failed to reach agreement on amalgamation of the Caisse Populaire of Beebe, Rock Island and Stanstead. Stanstead will now proceed with plans to purchase land and construct a new building. With representative of l’Union Regionale de Caisse Populaire present at each of the meetings to explain the advantages of union, Stanstead voted 37 to 3 to accept Rock Island and Beebe. Even though a branch office had been offered at Beebe because of the distance involved the majority turned down amalgamation, while at Rock Island the vote showed 25 against and 15 in favor. The main objection at Rock Island seemed to be the hill and the distance involved. The Stanstead branch, under its president, Gilles Grenier, voted to proceed with the purchase of land and the construction of the new building. The location of this building, to be constructed at a cost of approximately $35,00, will be the site of the old Roman Catholic boys school near the Ursuline Convent.