1910 Feb 17 – Killed By An Ox
Willard Simpson, aged 16 years, was gored by an ox on his father’s farm near Makinak on Sunday and died from the injury received. Deceased was a son of Joseph Simpson, a well-known farmer of the neighbourhood.
1910 Feb 17 – Fork River
Another one of our bachelors got married lately – Mr. Flemming Wilson and Miss Brownlee. They are going to reside in Dauphin. We wish them every happiness for their future life.
Mrs. H.H. Scrase, Marjorie and Miss Nixon paid Dauphin a visit last week.
Miss Olive and Eva Clarke paid us a short visit last Friday night.
The engine went dead last Friday night from Winnipegosis, and kept passengers waiting at Fork River till six o’clock Saturday morning, causing them all great inconvenience.
The inaugural entertainment of the Black and White Minstrels (familiarly known as the Magpies) given in the Orange Hall on Tuesday evening the 8th inst. was a decided success. The first part of the programme consisted of a negro minstrel troupe, in which songs an gags were the order of the day. While all the performers did well, special mention may be given to miss Pearl Wilson and Mr. T.N. Briggs, both of whom sang excellently, the latter also discharging the duties of cornerman very successfully. The interval between the first and second parts was employed in handing round ice cream, to the accompaniment of song and dance. The last part of the programme consisted of a sketch entitled “The Happy Dustman,” and a short farce, “Turning him out.” This was very well received and was remarkably well acted. Here again it is perhaps invidious to make special mention of anyone but Mr. T. Briggs as “Nobbs” and Mrs. Howlett as “Susan” were excellent impersonations. The following were the dramatis personae: Nicodemus Nobbs, T.N. Briggs; Mackintosh Moke, S. Howlett; Susan, Mrs. S. Howlett; Mrs. Moke, Miss Nixon.