1912 Jan 4 – Cobb Committed For Trial
Wilfred Russell Cobb, acting as station agent at Sifton, charged with misappropriating funds belonging to the C.N.R., to the extent of $853, was committed for trial on Saturday last by P.M. Munson. Cobb was taken to Portage on Sunday by P.C. Rooke. F.E. Simpson appeared for the company and J.L. Bowman represented Cobb.
1912 Jan 4 – Rowland Parke Killed
Some few weeks ago Mrs. Rowland Parke, of Sperling, Man., and late of Dauphin Plains, received a cable from Wagg Wagga, N.W.S., to the effect that Mr. Parke had been killed while going for a load of wood. Since then newspapers containing accounts of the accident have been received. It appears that his employer, Mr. McGeoch, of Egan Creek, five miles from Yerong Creek, sent Mr. Parke for a load of wood about 11 o’clock on Oct. 28th, and as he had not returned at 2 o’clock, he sent a boy to see what was the matter. The boy found Mr. Parke insensible near a fallen tree. He was at once taken to the hospital, where he remained unconscious from the time of the accident until the 31st, a period of three days.
Mr. Parke was one of the early settlers of Dauphin, coming here some twenty years ago. He leaves a widow and four mall children, the eldest being under 12 years. Mr. Parke is now a resident at Sperling, Man.
1912 Jan 4 – Fork River
Mr. Goodhand, agent for the Magnet cream separator, has been spending a few days here on business.
The house of Morley Snelgrove was destroyed by fire the other morning. Nothing was saved. The building was insured for a small amount.
Earl and Sydney Benner and Miss Laura and Amy Benner, of Saskatchewan, are visiting at E.H. Benner’s for the holidays.
Miss M. Allerton has been engaged to wield the rod of correction over the scholars of the Mossey River School for the year 1912.
Purple Star L.O.L. 1765, held their annual meeting in the Orange Hall, Fork River, on Dec. 20. The finances of the lodge are in a good condition and after the general routine of business the election of officers for the year 1912 was proceeded with: W.M., Bro. A. Hunt; D.M., Bro. C. Clark; Chaplain, Bro. Wm. King; Fin. Sec., Bro. C.E. Bailey; Treasurer, Bro. S. Bailey; D. of C., Bro., F. Cooper; Lecturer, Bro. F. Hafenbrak; D. Lect., Bro. F. King; 1st Committeeman, Bro. Edwin King; Committeeman, Bros Morris, Ellis, Hodgson and McKerchar.
E. Munro of Brandon is visiting at the home of A. Hunt for the holidays.
J. Seale, a timber inspector, was here last week issuing permits to cut timber on government lands.
1912 Jan 4 – Fork River
Frank Bailey, of Winnipeg, spent the holiday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bailey.
Miss Olive and Lizzie Clark, of Dauphin, are home for the holidays.
The annual Xmas tree, under the auspices of the Church of England S.S., was held on Dec. 22nd, in the Orange Hall. It was a fine evening and a large crowd turned out. The tree looked fine and was heavily loaded with presents. At 8:30 the chair was taken by Mr. Wm. King, churchwarden, and an excellent programme was rendered under the direction of Miss Mason and Miss Allerton and praise must be given them for their assistance. The program opened with a coral called “Good King Wincheless,” recitations and songs were given by the school children. After the program the S.S. prizes were given out by Mr. King, superintendent and Mr. Harding, lay reader. Mr. H. Benner made a good Santa Claus. Supper was served at 12 o’clock and everybody went home happy and contented.
The “Jackass” who writes for the “Jackdaw” column for the Press, had an item in the last issue of that paper referring to the likely change in the post officer here. When he states that the prospective postmaster had no vote he simply shows that he don’t know what he is talking about. It would be idle on your Correspondent’s part to waste any time replying to the little fellow as I find he is regarded as a joke pretty much by everybody.