1912 Mar 7 – Died at Post
M.J. Bradford, a brakeman who has been running out of Dauphin, on a freight to eastern points under Conductor Messier was taken suddenly ill at Ochre River on Tuesday night. By the time the train reached Paulson the unfortunate man had passed away. Deceased was a resident of Dauphin a short time. Before coming to Canada he was a conductor on one of the railways in Montana. The B. of R.T. had charge of the funeral arrangements and the remains were sent to his former home in North Dakota.
1912 Mar 7 – Fork River
D.F. Wilson, clerk of our municipality, left for the old country for two months, he being appointed by the Dauphin Board of Trade as special Immigration Commissioner to bring new settlers out for the district. We wish him a successful trip as there is lots of room. H.H. Benner has been appointed to look after the municipal business during Mr. Wilson’s absence.
A farewell ball was held in the Orange Hall, the guest of the evening being Miss N. Nixon, who leaves for Brandon to take up a term at the hospital school. There were some fifty persons present and an enjoyable evening was spent. Miss Nixon was organist at All Saints’ Anglican Church, teacher of Pine View School and was a willing worker in helping any entertainment in progress and will be ??? from our midst. We all wish her a happy visit to Brandon.
Max. King and Ed. Morris drove down from the fishing camps on Lake Winnipegosis and report the fishing done for this season.
Sydney Howlett and family have returned here after spending the winter up the lake.
R. McPherson, agent for the International Harvester Co. was here in connection with shipping one of their hay presses to Dauphin.
John Stark, one of the earliest settlers in the Fork River district, left here with a carload of horses and implements with the intention of making his home with his niece, Mrs. Miles, at Kamsack. We all wish our old friend Johnny the best of heath and prosperity in his new home.