1912 Feb 29 – Part of Head Blown Off
Fifteen Year Old Brother Accidentally Kills His Sister, Mrs. Ludwick Mazurk
A terrible gun accident happened in the Galician settlement in the Riding Mountain, about 15 miles south west of town, on Friday morning last, when Mrs. Ludwick Mazurk, was shot in the head by her 15 year old brother, Mike Tobako. At the time of the accident Mrs. Mazurk and her brother were alone in a room in her father’s house. The boy was examining an old shotgun and in raising it in some manner discharged the gun. Mrs. Mazurk, was only a few feet away and received the entire charge in the head in the vicinity of the ear, blowing part of the top of her head off.
Death was instantaneous.
When the report of the gun was heard Mr. Mazurk, who was in an adjoining room, rushed to where his wife was, only to witness a terrible sight, his wife lying dead on the floor with part of her head blown off and her brains bespattered about.
The brother after the discharge of the gun, and he saw what he had done, almost went wild with grief and fled from the house.
Later in the day Mr. Mazurk came to town and notified Provincial Constable Rooke of the accident, and he and Dr. Harrington, coroner, repaired to the home of Mr. Tobako. After hearing the statement of the young brother it was evident that the shooting was accidental and Dr. Harrington deemed and inquest unnecessary.
Mrs. Mazurk was only 22 years of age and had been married but a month. In the course of a few days, the young couple intended moving to Dauphin to reside. Deceased had been in service in the town for several years and was well thought of by her employers.
1912 Feb 29 – Fork River
Miss Bessie Wilson returned from a visit with friends in Dauphin.
Charles Clark took a trip as far West as Kamsack on business.
Mrs. George Tilt, who has been spending a week on the farm, returned to Dauphin.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Miles of Kamsack, are here visiting at Fred Cooper’s and renewing old acquaintances. Mr. Miles report good crops in his country but not all threshed yet.
The agent of the Cockshutt implement firm was here on a business trip.
Mrs. Wm. King and daughter, Mrs. McEachern and soon, are taking a trip to Montenary, California, for a month. Friend Will is in for a month’s batching. Give him a trial.
J.A. Campbell who has been putting in the winter at Pine Creek with the Armstrong Trading Co., is visiting at the home of Wm. King for a short time.
We have been informed that Lake Winnipegosis will not be opened for summer fishing. If this is correct there will be no danger of killing the goose that lays the golden egg at present.
F.F. Hafenbrak is making short work of the wood piles around town with his gasoline sawing outfit.
Our new postmaster his put in a nice lot of lock boxes. All the office needs to make it look up-to-date is to leave the front door open and post up mails at all hours to save the rush as some one sure will get hurt.