1913 Jan 23 – Triplets Expired
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Shand were blessed with the birth of triplet daughters last Saturday. The event was regarded as a most important one and strong hopes were held out that they would all live, but fate decreed otherwise and death claimed the babies.
1913 Jan 23 – Will Oppose Military Move
The move to organize a regiment of the militia here will be opposed by those who do not favor it at the meeting tonight. Among those who are expected to speak against it are Messrs. L. Atkin and J. Franssen.
1913 Jan 23 – Sifton
Cold weather and late trains, which keep us waiting for the mails, just about chronicle our daily experiences of late.
Peter Ogryzlo, of the Dominion Lands office, was a visitor here over Sunday. He will shortly remove with his family to Dauphin.
Wm. Ashmore was a visitor to Dauphin last week.
Bishop Budka held services here on Sunday last. The attendance was not large as might have been expected owing to the very cold weather.
The concert in the church which was to have been held on Sunday, was put off owing to the visit of Bishop Budka.
Very little wood is coming of late owing to the cold weather.
1913 Jan 23 – Winnipegosis
What’s new? “Well, to tell the truth, there’s nothing.” The weather is cold and la grippe is prevalent, but our snug little town is no worse than elsewhere, which is something to be thankful for. Just for a relief we will dash off a few lines of verse.
Now, should a place become morbid like this;
Though gossip and tale-bearing we greatly miss.
The rocks that abound, yet none on this side;
Suggest native metals well known far and wide.
When they’re unearthed may we properly use
To build up, and adorn the temple of muse,
Besides to know what is good for the mumps
Is truly enough to put one in the dumps
We’ll brush us all up, with pure atmosphere
That should enhance the dullest wit here.