1911 Mar 23 – Fork River
The members of Purple Star L.O.L., No. 1765, gave a concert on Friday night March 10th, for the benefit of our chaplain, Rev. Bro. H. Scrase, who is in the Dauphin Hospital. It was a huge success and great credit is due to the committee in charge. The turnout being the largest in the history of Fork River, a large number coming from Winnipegosis. The members of the lodge take this opportunity of thanking those who took part in the programme, and also thank the public for the way they responded to a good cause.
There will be an Orange Ball, on Friday, March 24th, gentlemen 50c, ladies free. The Fork band will be there.
Miss Daisy Lane of Dauphin, is on a visit to Fork River. We are pleased to see daisies in the lane this time of the year.
Wm. King, County Master has returned. He was a delegate to represent Dauphin P.B.P. 60, at the Grand Black Chapter and the Provincial Grande Orange Lodges of Manitoba, in Brandon. He reports the convention there the largest and most successful ever elf and the order flourishing. A pleasant time was spent and the brethren of Brandon entertained the delegates right royally.
The Sovereign Grand Orange Lodge of British America will hold its Annual Meeting this year in Winnipeg on June 28th, 1911.
Some of the high and mighty of this burgh are reciprocity crazy. What Fork River needs is an elevator and our affairs run on a more business principle than they have in the past.
School is open and Miss Allerton wields the persuader to train up our children in the way they should go.
D.F. Wilson, breeder of galloways, is on a visit to Brandon Fat Stock Show. We wish him a good time. Fork River should be well up in he heavy draught class as we have the goods here.
There is quite a scramble here for cars to load with hay and there is a lot to ship yet if we can only persuade the C.N. unaccommodating railway to give us cars before the roads are done.
This is quite a cordwood town. A large business has been done in town this winter and it is still coming in.
The usual rush is on to do a winter’s work in March, before the roads break up.
1911 Mar 23 – Sifton
Miss Dagnal of Melton, is a visitor at Winnipeg this week.
Mrs. Ivor Humphreys of Dauphin, and Miss Wilson of Fork River, were the guests of their sits Mrs. Paul Wood for a couple of days.
Nurse Reid was a visitor at Dauphin over Sunday.
Rev. D. Flemming, Dauphin, held church services here on Thursday evening.
J. Buckwold, Dauphin, shipped out two cars of oxen on Saturday to the Kindersley district.
We are very sorry to chronicle the death of the eighteen months old only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rouschovy to whom we extend our sympathy in their bereavement.
John Petresh, who has been in the employ of Mr. C.A. Jones as store clerk, for the last couple of years, has left for Dauphin to resume school studies. A good step in the right direction and shows a very good example of thrift.
D.F. Wilson, Fork River, passed through on Saturday on his way home from attending he fat stock show at Brandon.