1914 Feb 19 – Fight with Mad Cat
Joshua Law was the proud owner of a large Russian cat last week. This week the cat is in the happy hunting grounds. The cat was the pet of the family and most affectionate. Three days ago it became suddenly mad and without warning whatever jumped on Norman, Mr. L’s 4 year old son, and commenced biting and scratching him. The screams of the child brought Mrs. Law to the rescue. She knocked the cat from the child with a chair. She had no sooner done this than the animal attacked Neta, the 14 year old daughter, and the fight was renewed with vigour. Finding the fight a little too hot with Mrs. Law battering the cat with a chair, the feline turned its attention to Mrs. Law, and Mr. Law, who was brought to the scene by the commotion at this time, says that it was the liveliest scrimmage that ever took place in Dauphin. Quickly grabbing a nearby axe Mr. Law, by a couple of well directed blows, dispatched the cat.
While the little boy is pretty badly bitten and scratched it is not thought any of the wounds are dangerous. Had Mrs. Law not been right at hand there is no doubt but the cat would have torn the child’s eyes out and likely killed him.
1914 Feb 19 – Mossey River Council
The council met in the council chamber, Winnipegosis on Thursday, Feb. 12th, 1914. All the members present.
Communications were read from the Children’s Aid Society, S. Hughes M.P.P., J.A. Gorby, clerk of Dauphin municipality; Reeve Collins of McCreary, Dominion Land office, Home for Incurables, the solicitors, department of Public Works, Manitoba Gypsum Co., Land Titles office and P. Robertson.
Hechter-Robertson – That the treasurer be authorized to pay the Lands Titles office $60.24, being the amount required to redeem the south of S.E. 28, 29, 20.
Richardson-Toye – That the Reeve and Councillor Hechter be a committee to inspect the roadway alongside sec. 365, 30, 19, and report as to the waterway being blocked.
Richardson-Robertson – The council of the municipality of Mossey River is of the opinion that the services of the bailiff in regards to seizure in the interests of the municipality was most unsatisfactory and that a copy of this resolution be sent to our solicitors.
Hechter-Hunt – That Mrs. Spence’s hospital account be not charged against the property.
Richardson-Bickle – That the assessment roll prepared by W.H. Hunking be accepted for 1914.
Hunt-Hechter – That Councillors Richardson and Robertson be committee to inspect the Fishing River Bridge and let the work for necessary repairs.
Bickle-Toye – That the account of P. Robertson be paid to the extent of $327.
Hechter-Hunt – That In amendment. That P. Robertson be paid in full for work on the bridge, $337, provided that the Public Works Committee see that the railing is completed.
Richardson-Bickle – That the reeve and councillors receive their fees after every meeting throughout the year.
Toye-Robertson – That the reeve be authorized to go to Winnipeg and interview the minister of public works with a view to obtaining a grant from the Provincial government for public works in the municipality.
By-laws were passed appointing Dr. Medd health officer at the usual salary; re-establishing the statute labour system; appointing weed inspectors and authorizing a loan from the Bank of Ottawa.
1914 Feb 19 – Fork River
Mr. J. Clawson, of Dauphin, spent a short time here visiting friends.
Mr. McAulay, collector for the Massey-Harris Implement Company, spent a few days here among the farmers.
Mrs. Beck has left for the south to visit.
Dr. Medd, health officer, paid his official visit and found scarlet fever prevalent. As a consequence quite a number are quarantined and the school closed for a time.
Mike says there is nothing like nipping things in the bud. We trust the fellow that carried the little medicine bag will not take offence.
Mr. J. Frost returned from the fish hauling up the lake and has accepted a position with the Williams’ Lumber Co. on Lake Dauphin.
Mrs. Wm. Davis has returned from short visit to Dauphin on business.
We believe it would be to the interest of the public if our health officer would visit the Mowat correspondent, as Mike says its coming on towards spring and he generally has them turns about that time. For instance, last week he made some very drastic statement about the P.O ??? We do not think he here came here and was unable to get attended ??? if he knew what he wanted. Another thing we don’t remember seeing him at the P.O. only once during the ??? As for the little peanut stand of ??? place, “two by twice” as he call it, we do not agree with him as it is one of the largest buildings in the place and is no more crowded on mail days than it was before the change, considering the mail is heavier than it ??? to be on account of the parcel post.
Mrs. R.M. Snelgrove is a visitor to Dauphin this week.
Mrs. Theo. Johnston, of Winnipegosis, is a visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Kennedy.
There was no Sunday school or ??? at All Saints’ on Sunday and the concert for the 20th has been postponed.
Nurse Tilt, of Dauphin, was a visitor her home on the Mossey River.
1914 Feb 19 – Winnipegosis
Here has certainly been something doing at the curling rink this past week, both sheets going every night and some very close and exciting games. In one night Walmsley and McNichol, Medd and Dennett had to play an extra end to break the tie, McNichol and Dennett won. The following night Watson and Medd had to play an extra end, Medd winning. The same night McDonald certainly put it all over McNichol, the latter not seeding the chalk until the last end Friday night. Walmsley showed Watson the road 13 to 3. The game of the season was played between McDonald and Dennett. As they were late in getting started they were only to play ten ends. At the ninth end the game stood 11-6 in favour of Dennett; but would you believe it? McDonald scored 6 on the last end, winning by one. How did you do it Mac? Monday night the Doc rink was up against Walmsley. The Doc. not being able to be there, his third man, John Black, a new curler, trimmed Walmsley in good style Watson beat McNichol. Tuesday night McDonald trimmed Walmsley and McNichol beat Dennett.
The boys are in good trim for the Dauphin bonspiel and are looking forward to showing the Dauphin boys where the game started.
Council meeting was held in the council chamber, Winnipegosis, on Thursday. Councillors all present; some of them arriving to do with that.
The Hotel Winnipegosis is certainly doing a great business now. So many fishermen are coming in it keeps them busy trying to furnish them with accommodation. Mine Host McInnis has added a few more rooms to the hotel and says, “Come on boys, there is always room for one more.”
Wm. Ford and wife left on Wednesday for Winnipeg. We were very sorry to see them go as they were well liked by everybody here.
Dr. Medd was called to Fork River last Friday. There is an outbreak of scarlet fever and a large number have been quarantined.
Wm. Christinson has bought John Seiffert’s residence and will be moving there in a short time.
C.L. White is remodelling the house he brought from John Spencer, of Brandon. When finished it will certainly be a fine place as Charley knows how to go about it.
Frank Hechter left on Monday for Winnipeg. Frank is a great sport and be ??? had to take in the ???
The snowplough arrived from up the lake with an outfit of fish and fishermen on Tuesday. It was a sight worth seeing, sleighs with seventy-five boxes of fish, a caboose on the top with a family living in it. They were six days on the trip. Now, that’s an outing for your life. That will be the last trip for the snowplough this ??? All the fish are in and the [missing section].