1917 Oct 4 – Week’s Causalities
Pte. Geo. H. Winters, Dauphin, wounded. (George Henry Winters, 1897, 1000224)
1917 Oct 4 – Fork River
D.F. Wilson has purchased Mr. Williams’ threshing outfit.
Rural Dean Price of Swan River will hold baptismal and holy communion service at Mowat at 11 o’clock in the morning, and in All Saints’, Fork River, at 3 in the afternoon, and Winnipegosis at 7.30 in the evening.
W. King has sold his shorthorn stock bull to T.A. Rothwell, of Melton.
W. Williams has received a new separator.
Several cars of fat cattle go out of here every train. While grain growing is staple with us, there is no doubt but the basis of our advancement will be from stock raising.
The Winnipegosis liquor cases on Tuesday created quite a stir here. The “boys”, we hear, won out.
Rev. A.S. Russell is a visitor to the Peg on church business. He intends taking in charge of this mission for the winter.
Archbishop Matheson intends visiting Fork River and holding confirmation services in All Saints’ sometime this month.
1917 Oct 4 – Winnipegosis
In loving memory of Eva, dearly beloved child of Quarter-Master Sergeant Frank Hechter, now of France, and Minnie Hechter, who died Sept. 1st, 1917:
We miss the gentle child
More than words can ever tell,
But you are happy there above
Where loving angels dwell.
Your tender arms no longer
Embrace us with your love,
But they are now encircling,
God’s eternal dove.
We love thee, darling Eva,
As only God knows how,
But He loved you better
As He has shown us now.
That Divine and Holy Father,
Looked upon this world so grim,
And thought are the world would defile your spirit
He would take you back to Him.
But, oh, how can we forget,
Your face so pure and sweet,
And your eyes that never opened,
But for to love and greet.
We still look up and whisper,
Sweet Eva come back to me,
But you only smile and answer,
“I wait up here for thee”
Inserted by her aunt, Mrs. B.P.