$300 from Poppy Day Sale
In commemoration of the many Canadian Soldiers who are buried on the battlefields of France and Flanders, and to mark the signing of the armistice, thousands of Red Poppies, replicas of the scarlet flowers which grow in such profusion in the devastated areas, were placed on sale last Friday, all through Manitoba.
In Dauphin the sale ladies were on the street at an early hour, and every pedestrian was politely asked the question, “Will you buy a poppy?” Scarcely a person refused and nearly every man, woman and child, wore a red flower.
Headquarters for the poppy Day campaign were established in the G.W.V.A. Hall. Proceeds of the sale amounted to about $300, half of which goes to the G.W.V.A. Building Fund, and half to the I.O.D.E. War Memorial.
La Verandrye Chapter thanks the Great War Veterans Association for the use of the rooms, the citizens in town and country for their generous response toward the campaign, and lastly the different committees of ladies, who worked so untiringly in their efforts that the sale might be a success.
Dauphin’s Population 3862
The census returns for Manitoba are now to hand. The population for he town is 3862. With the sub-divisions of Westmoore and River Heights it is 4,200. The sub-divisions are really part of the town although in the rural municipality of Dauphin. The increase since the census of 1911 is 37.19 per cent.
The population of the Electoral Division of Dauphin is 35,219. The increase since 1911 is 50.78 per cent.
The population of the province is 613,008, an increase since 1911 of 32.92 per cent.
Grandview town has a population of 846, an increase of 32.81.
Mr. Harry W. Grenon returned on Tuesday from a trip to Chicago. He states that the fish market outlook is not very bright. Prices are likely to continue low.
The open winter fishing season started on the 15th. The number of licenses issued is about 150, which is considerably less than last season. No fish, of course, will be brought down from the north until the ice is strong enough to carry the teams.
The wholesale companies operating this season are: The Booth Fisheries, The Armstrong Independent Fisheries and H.W. Grenon.
The prevailing prices for fish are 6 cents a pound for whites and 5c. for yellows.
The meeting in the interest of Mr. Cruise last week was well attended. The speakers were Messrs. Cruise and Bowman.