1911 Apr 13 – Mossey River Council
The council met at Winnipegosis on the 20th alt. Coun. Paddock absent.
Communications were read from Algoma Steel Bridge Co., Chairman of the Telephone Commission, stating that a telephone line would be built through Fork River to Winnipegosis this coming season; from Supt. Fisher of C.N.R.; Western Municipal News, re vital statistic register; Salvation Army and Campbell, Simpson & Macneill.
Lacey – McAuley – That the secretary write the superintendent of C.N.R., the Minster of Railway and the Railway Commission, urging the necessity of a tri-weekly service on the Winnipegosis branch.
McAuley – Hunt – That the swamp on the road allowance, lying north of secs. 35 and 36, tp. 30, range 19, be corduroyed and that A.E. Groff be appointed foreman at $2 per day and that he be empowered to employ men at $1.50 per day, or man and team at $3 per day.
The following accounts were passed by the Finance committee: J. Nawasod, assisting surveyor, $3; W. Clark, $3; St. Boniface Hospital, $3; postage, $2; team with survey party, $7; F.B. Lacey, expenses to convention, $15.75.
Nicholson – Lacey – That the tender of he Algoma Steel Bridge Co. for the building of a combination steel and wood bridge across the Fork River between sections 21 and 28, tp. 29, range 19, for the sum of $230 be accepted.
A by-law appointing the officers for 1911, was passed; the noxious weed inspectors being T.B. Venables and W. King of Fork River, and W. Marcroft and I.K. Robinson of Winnipegosis.
McAuley – Hunt – That the council adjourn to meet at Fork River at the call of the reeve.
1911 Apr 13 – Fork River
Geo. Nicholson had the misfortune to have his house and contents burnt last week. How the fire originated is a mystery. He had no insurance.
Mr. Homey, the horse dentist, is busy fixing up horses around Fork River. We have to do something with the hay as the railway seems unable to move it fast enough, and shippers are losing money on account of not being able to make prompt shipments.
A.H. Hodgson was a visitor to Fork River to spend the week-end.
A Press correspondent is shouting reciprocity because he can send to American firms and purchase barbwire and binder twine cheaper than he can get it at Fork River. We wonder if this is the individual that was giving us pointers on building a few weeks ago. We can’t all be R.C. and chairman of Boards of Public works committee. How about that municipal scheme for bringing settlers in? Rush it along, lots of room.
The people of Fork River spent an amusing evening in the Orange Hall listening to an entertainment given by Prof. Sas Koo Tam consisting of songs, recitations and vocals bits. Some of us will need remodelling before we can get into paradise. Its the first time we were aware we had Miltonia in Fork River.
W. Williams has moved his sawing outfit from Lake Dauphin here ready to saw the logs drawn by the settlers to Fork River. Billy’s a hustler in the sawdust line.
Our genial P.M., Mr. N. Little, has the greatest display of farm Implements ever seen in Fork River. If you want anything in that line give him a call. Say taw care those bandies don’t get stuck in those culvert pipes they might get damaged before they have time to experiment with them.
P. Ellis paid a flying visit to Dauphin. He believes in ascending and descending. Flying machines are all right if they run level. Call and get prices before buying. Blank forms on hand.
Wm. King has been under the weather the last two weeks. Its just a complaint he caught when the old McKenzie government was in power; times were hard then, soup kitchens were opened all over Canada. Billy says he had to consume so much free trade soup to get a little nourishment he never rightly recovered, in fact it stopped his growth. His one consolation is he’ll never have a show with the fellow who was to big to get into Paradise.