1912 Jul 18 – Wm. Hall Killed
William Hall, foreman of the bridge and building gang of the Canadian Northern railway, was killed 15 miles west of Melfort, on Friday by being thrown from his motor car and run over. Just how the accident occurred is not definitely known. There was a pike pole on the motor at the time and it is supposed to have slipped catching in the belt, stopping the car suddenly and throwing him over in front on the track. The wheels of the car then passed over his head and shoulders. He was at once picked up and found to be in an insensible condition. This was about 3:30 in the afternoon. Later he was conveyed to the Melfort hospital and a doctor procured, but the injuries received were of such a serious nature that he succumbed at six o’clock.
The news of the accident cast a shadow of gloom over the town, as deceased was one of the early residents and an old employee of the railroad. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his untimely taking off, and they have sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
The funeral took place on Sunday under the direction of the Oddfellows, of which society the late Mr. Hall was a member. The service at the Methodist church was conducted by the Rev. A. Chisholm and E.A. Webb, chaplain of the I.O.O.F. lodge. The following were the pallbearers: Geo. Leach, J. Law, R. Lilly, S. Code, J.A. Ball, and R. Smith.
1912 Jul 18 – Fork River
Sam Hunter left for Sever Bridge, Ont., where he intends spending a few days at his old home.
The collector for the International Harvester Co., paid a visit to D. Kennedy, agent, in connection with business.
Harry Little is taking in the fair at Winnipeg.
Mrs. Willis Miller and family, of Mowat Centre, left for Dauphin for a few days’ visit.
S. Briggs and Mr. Culverhouse returned from Dauphin after a few dies vacation there.
D.F. Wilson left for Winnipeg late on Friday.
Purple Star L.O.L., 1765 returned from Dauphin after taking in the celebration there on the 12th, which was one of the largest and most orderly gatherings in the history of Dauphin and everyone was satisfied with the way they were used while there. Great credit is due to the boys of Coronation L.O.L. and the citizens of Dauphin, who worked hard to make it a successful day. The yellow boys are all right.
Miss Gertie Cooper and friend are spending their holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cooper.
Peter Ellis, who has been at Kamsack for the last two months, has returned for a few days.
John Stark of Kamsack, one of our old-timers, is spending a few days here renewing acquaintances.
E. Munroe, of Brandon, is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. A. Hunt.
Mr. Noble, of Winnipegosis, held service in the Methodist Church on Sunday.
S.S. was held in All Saints as usual and no service. That comes of taking too long a view of Fairview.
D. Kennedy was a visitor to Sifton a few days ago.