Fire at Fork River
Early on Friday morning last fire destroyed the store and stock of James Schuchett at Fork River. The family lived over the story and were awakened at 3 o’clock by smoke and flames. The fire had made such headway that the inmates had only time to make their escape. Very little was saved from the building. Mr. Schuchett was in Winnipeg at the time of the fire. He carried $6,000 insurance.
I.O.D.E. War Memorial
The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire war memorial, instituted about a year and a half ago, is rapidly completing its organization, the most important object of which is to benefit the sons and daughters of decreased or disable soldiers, sailors or airmen, in connection with the clause re bursaries in Canadian universities, already ten boys and eight girls are studying in the universities and in nearly every case the universities are remitting a large portion of the tuition fees. The successful candidates for the Canadian bursaries this year, value $250 per year for four years, are as follows: Province of Manitoba James Kellett, of Winnipeg; Saskatchewan, E.W. White, Arcola; British Columbia, Kathleen Dodds, Vernon; Ontario, Gordon R. Maybee, Napanee; Quebec, E.W. Staecie, Montreal; Nova Scotia, Florence L. Tupper, Kentville. Owing to the fact the Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick did not send in any applications, the bursaries allotted to these provinces were given to Manitoba and Saskatchewan. J. Sumner, of Winnipeg, was given one of these bursaries and Wm. Blackburn, of Weyburn, the other. The clause re overseas scholarships, value $1,400 for one year—is not as yet fully completed. Four scholars were sent to British universities this year and five will be sent next year. When this clause of the memorial is complete the overseas scholarship will be given in each province each year.
Sunday Night Fire
What might have been a serious fire with disastrous consequences broke out on Sunday night at midnight. Mr. Spence, of the Royal Bank, was passing by Bowman and McFadden’s office and noticing flames, quickly raised the alarm. In a very few moments our efficient fire brigade was on the spot. The fire had started in one corner of the office between two brick walls and thus saved more series results. Mr. and Mrs. Ramsden and babe were awakened and quickly made their escape. Beyond the damage of smoke and water no serious harm was done.
Winnipegosis, Nov. 22
We are looking forward to the coming municipal election. Rumor has it that four men are going to lock horns for Ward two.
Settlers are still coming in around here; this is going to be a good farming district yet.
We are pleased to learn that Mr. Wenger and family are coming back in our midst.
The attendance at our school is now on the upward trend since the roads from up.
James Toye informs us, that the young folks are going to hold a boating party next spring. Gondolas stone boats and punts will be the order of the day. The route to be traversed is from Jas. Laidlaw’s corner to Arthur Campbell’s, and thence across country to Tom Toye’s.
Someone said Tom Toye’s wrist was swollen. “Too much hand shaking, Tom”!
An old musical ditty says: “Mary had a little lamb, etc.” Last Sunday Mr. Ogmundson met a wolf with a little lamb and he got it, and took it back it its owner.
We would like to see the Herald in a few more homes around here.
Mr. Ogmundson has about completed his new barn. He is waiting for plaster.
Say, Joe, have you spotted out the Christmas tree yet? The young and old, are looking forward for another good time.
Rev. E Roberts will commence his series of lantern lectures on the evening of November 30th at 8 p.m. everybody turn out as it will be worth seeing.
Arthur Campbell, of Sec. 14, is going to contest the reeveship this year. He has already promised Bob Toye 4 drain pipes, and a deep ditch. “Go to it Arthur.”
The week-end excitement was the Schuchett fire Friday morning. The residents did some hustling to save the adjoining building of Fred Tilt and the pool room, run by Geo. Lloyd. Schuchett’s loss has been considerable, but he has $6,000 in insurance. The store was the best building in town and is a loss to the community.
There is a report that both Mr. Tilt and Mr. Ben Canner lost considerable sums of money during the excitement of the fire. Ben says in future he will not leave his money in his overalls.
Coun. Ab. Hunt is a juryman at the Dauphin assizes this week.
The people hereabouts are looking forward to hear some of the political spell binders hold forth before election day. So for we have had no meetings. Guess the candidates think we know how to vote anyway.
- Bicton Heath
- Fork River
- Great War Veterans Association
- Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
- the Royal Bank
- war memorial