His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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