Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jun 12 – 1913

1913 Jun 12 – Ethelbert

The last week or so of fine hot weather has made a great transformation; the trees and flowers are decked out in all their loveliness and Ethelbert now looks good for picnickers.
Two autos came from Gilbert Plains and had an ideal run.
I.J. Katz had his farm house raided whilst he was at Pelly by a dozen school boys whose ages ranged from 8 to 14. The magistrate had them and their parents before him, and made them pay for the damage and loss, and advised the parents to look after the boys better, and to use small willows as a corrective.
The post office has got a new coat of paint all round, steel grey and dark trimmings, and looks very well in its new dress.
The ??? train will visit Ethelbert on Monday, the 23rd, and it is proposed to hold a general picnic that day in its honour. A good attendance is expected.
A tennis club has been formed and a nice court marked out, and play for the summer has commenced.

1913 Jun 12 – Fork River

A concert was held in the Orange Hall under the auspices of the Methodist Church, which was a success, there being a large attendance.
Is not remarkable that if a horse or cow belonging to a farmer strays into the village they are about devoured by dogs. On the other hand if a farmer has a few bags of grain shipped in for seed, and if, it is left on the platform for a few hours the town horses are allowed to rip and tear them at will while the owners of these pests looks on and congratulate themselves that it is lawful for them to do so and pay no damages.
Mr. Skelpen and wife are visitors at the home of T.N. Briggs.
Jack Mathews has accepted a position with the Armstrong Trading Co. He comes direct from London, England.
Miss Sparling, of Dauphin, returned home after a few days’ visit with Mrs. C. Bailey on the Mossey.
Miss Weatherhead is spending the week-end at her home in Dauphin.
Mrs. Peter Ellis returned home from a short visit to her folks in Dryden, Ont.
Mrs. W. King, president of the W.A. and delegate to the W.A. convention, Winnipeg, returned home on Saturday.
H. Benner, of Dauphin, is busy renewing old acquaintances for a few days.
Wm. Northam was a visitor to the Lake Town.
Wm. King, registration clerk, returned from the north and reports mosquitoes in full force up that way.
D. Kennedy returned from attending the Masonic rally in Dauphin and reports a good time.
Messrs. Robinson and Briggs, contractors, are rushing things in the building line.
John Seiffert, manager of the A.T. Co. farms, was here inspecting the Snelgrove farm and to see about seeding it.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Mar 18 – 1915

1915 Mar 18 – Fork River

The Armstrong Trading Co. has closed their store here. Manager Seiffert has left to take charge of the company’s farm at South Bay. We have been informed that the store and buildings are for sale. There is a good opening for the right man.
Our friend “Scotty” is still in our midst and is in no hurry to leave for Winnipegosis. “Scotty” has made a lot of friends during his stay here and we wish him prosperity.
A large quantity of tamarac plank has been received by the municipality.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bailey are pleased to see them around again after their spell of sickness.
Two of our worthy citizens went on a hunting expedition in the east township and came back without their game. Better luck next time.
Mr. W. Williams is a busy man these days trying to do two months work in one now the snow has disappeared. That’s always the way, Billy. The trouble is our winters are so sort.
Our friend, Professor Storrar, of Weiden, was in town last Monday, renewing acquaintances. He has become a frequent visitor of late.

1915 Mar 18 – Winnipegosis

The ladies of South Bay gave a ball and concert in aid of the Patriotic fund. They made $17.50. About forty of the Winnipegosis people attended.
Miss Lillian McAulay, of South Bay, is visiting in Dauphin with Mrs. J.W. McAulay.
Mrs. D. Kennedy is visiting in Dauphin with her sister, Mrs. Wm. D. King.
Mr. Barber was a Snake Island visitor on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McInnes are giving their third annual ball in the hotel on St. Patrick’s night, March 17th.
Sidney Coffey is a Dauphin visitor this week.
Harold Bradley returned from the city on Tuesday after spending a two weeks holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. John McArthur are Dauphin visitors this week.
Mr. Stonehouse, of Fork River, accompanied Harold Shannon to Dauphin.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Mar 4 – 1915

1915 Mar 4 – Playing Joke and is Head

Swan River, Feb. 26 – J. Hoey, a homesteader living near here, is dead as the result of playing the leading part in a practical joke. He was at some distance from his shack when he saw his chum come out. He thought it would be a good joke to imitate a wolf and see what happened. He crouched down low and began to howl like a wolf. The other man immediately got his rifle and shot. The bullet struck Hoey in the thigh. He was rushed to the hospital, where the leg was amputated. The shock, however, was too much and he died shortly after.

1915 Mar 4 – Thought He Had to Carry a Broom

A Galician seeing so many on the streets this week carrying brooms, asked a citizen if this was a new war regulation. He was jocularly told it was. The man then went into a store and bought a broom and proudly walked up Main Street with the “weapon” elevated over his shoulder at 45 degrees.

1915 Mar 4 – Fork River

Mr. G. O’Neil, of Mowat, is off on a visit to Rainy River.
Miss S. Lacey has returned from a few weeks’ visit with friends at Rainy River.
Mr. Munro and daughter, of Winnipeg, are spending a short time with Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunt.
Mrs. R. McEachern spent a few days at the Lake Town lately visiting he sister, Mrs. E.J. Morris.
J. Denby and Tom Sanderson, of Winnipegosis, paid this burgh a visit on business and are looking hale and hearty after their winter up the lake fishing.
Mr. Steede, lay reader, paid a visit to Sifton in connection with church work last week.
Mr. Wm. Howitson have a dance to his many friends on Friday night in the hall. A very good time was spent.
W. King returned from attending the 43rd annual session of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Manitoba at Winnipeg, on Friday. He reports the largest meeting in the history of the lodge. Arrangements were made for entertaining the Triennial Council of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of British North America next summer.
Reeve Lacey and D.F. Wilson are attending the Trustees’ Convention at Winnipeg this week.

1915 Mar 4 – Sifton

Mr. James McAuley and Mr. Eberby of the Massey-Harris Co., were visitors in town last week.
Sid Coffey was in our midst last week and gave a good show with is moving pictures, but unfortunately there was a very poor attendance. Cheer up, “Sid,” better luck next time.
Mr. Oliver Abraham has been busy hauling wheat to the elevator for the last few days. He is putting about two carloads through the elevator. We trust he will be successful in getting a top price as the wheat is of good quality.
There was half a carload of cattle shipped out of here this week. We would like to know what has become of Robt. Brewer this last week or two. Surely his smiling face would be welcomed back again.
Mr. Walters, Mr. Kitt and Mr. Onlette, of this burgh, visited the Grain Growers Association concert and dance at Fairville last Friday and report having had a good time.

1915 Mar 4 – Winnipegosis

Mrs. J.P. Grenon is in Winnipeg undergoing an operation.
J. Denby, Wm. Denby, Sr., and W. Johnson, are Winnipeg visitors this week.
Mr. Chas. Stewart, of Dauphin, was in town on business, and left on Friday’s train.
Government officials, Sweny and Taylor, were here on Friday inspecting the works.
Mrs. Jack Denby has been on the sick list for a few days, but is around again.
Mrs. Theo Johnston left on Monday for Dauphin to visit Mr. and Mrs. King.
Mr. Ed. Morris left for Dauphin on Friday’s train.
Mrs. Wm. Williams, of Fork River, is a visitor in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Himie Cohen, of Winnipeg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. Hechter this week.
Jim McInnes had a run for his life on Friday evening. A call was made to the rink that there was a deuce of a rumpus at the hotel, and, of course, Jim can home on the bound to settle the dispute, but to his surprise he found about 25 o 40 lads and lassies waiting for him and Mrs. McInnes in parlour. On their entering the brunch demanded the dining room cleared out, which was done in short order. It being Mr. McInnes’ birthday a dance was enjoyed till the wee sma’ hours of the morning. Jim has not given his age away yet, imitating the ladies in this respect.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jan 21 – 1915

1915 Jan 21 – 90 New Enlisted

There are 90 out of the 110 men required now enlisted. They are a fine lot of men taken as a whole. Sergeant instructors are Highfield and Fletcher. The men are now well advanced in drill.

1915 Jan 21 – Going to the Front

Nurse Margaret Cummings has been offered and accepted a position on nursing staff of the medical department of the army. She leaves for Ottawa to-night (Thursday). This is the second graduate nurse of the Dauphin General Hospital called, the other being Miss Hudson, who is now in England.
Dr. Jas. C. King, of Humboldt, has been appointed to the medical corps with the rank of first lieutenant. His commission dates from January 1st.
Captain Newcombe will go to Winnipeg on Feb. 1st to attend the military school of instruction.

1915 Jan 21 – Got Contract for Lighthouse

Mr. Frank Neely has been notified by the Dept. of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa, that he is the successful tenderer for the proposed lighthouse at Winnipegosis. Mr. Neely is now making arrangements for the material. A.J. Hunt has the contract for the painting.

1915 Jan 21 – Letter From Lewis Barnard

Mr. Thos. Barnard received a letter from his son Lewis, who is with the first contingent at Salisbury Plain this week. He states, in the letter, that he visited the Dauphin men at their camp recently and found them in bad quarters and quite a number sick. The sickness, he says, was nearly altogether confined to the older men. They were still occupying tents and the mud around the tents was fully a foot deep.
Mr. Barnard enlisted at Prince Albert and went to the front with the Saskatoon section.
Lewis has the distinction of being the second best shot in the regiment for rapid firing.

1915 Jan 21 – Mrs. Arnold Wins Case

Shortly after the death of Mr. Jas. Arnold, engineer, in the collision on the C.N.R. near Kamsack last summer. Mrs. Arnold applied through her solicitor, Mr. Bowman, for compensation. This was refused by the railway company and a suit was entered under “The Workman’s Compensation Act” of Saskatchewan, claiming a considerable amount of damages. When the case was ready to come to trial the officials of the company had evidently changed their minds for a cheque for the full amount claimed was forwarded to Mr. Bowman.

1915 Jan 21 – No Trace of Deserter Yet

Private John Alexander deserted on Saturday from the Dauphin contingent, and although the wires have been busy no trace of him has yet been ascertained. All that is known is the Alexander took the train south.

1915 Jan 21 – Fork River

Mr. Thos. Secord, of Dauphin, homestead inspector, spent a short time here lately.
Mr. W. Williams and gang of men left for his timber limits east of Lake Dauphin, where they will run his sawing outfit for the winter.
A large party of neighbours met at the home of Mr. A. Hunt on Wednesday evening the 13th, when a very pleasant evening was spent in dancing and social recreation.
Messrs. Walmsley, Hunking and Toye, of Winnipegosis, were visitors to this burgh on municipal matters lately.
The A.T. Co. have been very busy shipping cordwood lately.

1915 Jan 21 – Sifton

Mr. Robt. Brewer was in our midst last week and purchased a number of hogs. He states that business is still good with him and still has a pleasant smile for everyone.
Messrs. Baker and Kitt, the well drillers, left here last week and are now busy drilling wells around Ethelbert. Their outfit is a good one.
Since sleighing has commenced there is quite a lot of hardwood coming into town and our friend Fred Farion, seems to be the “Cordwood King.”
Joe Shand, of Dauphin, was a visitor here last week on his way from Ethelbert, where he had been on business.
The grist mill here has been running very steady this last week owing to the roads being good for sleighing and the people are now able to bring their grain to town.
We are all looking forward to business being a little brighter now that all the holidays are over.

1915 Jan 21 – Winnipegosis

A concert was held here on Friday evening in aid of the Red Cross society. Everybody turned out for the good cause, and a pleasant evening was spent. The sum of $30.00 has been forwarded direct to the society at Toronto, making in all a total of $70.00 sent from Winnipegosis, in addition to three shipments of bandages, pillows, etc.
It is understood the incorporation of the town will not take place until the return of the fishermen from the north. A considerable portion of our population is away at present.
Capt. Wm. Sifton, who is in charge of the Standard Lumber Co.’s camp at the north end of the lake, is visiting at Dauphin. The captain says the output of logs this winter will be limited.
We are all patiently waiting for the return of the fishermen. When they are away the town is like the play of “Hamlet” with “Hamlet” left out. And, you know, the nimble dollar of the fishermen is like the fish, it has the faculty of slipping from one to the other.
Like everything else, curling is expected to boom when the boys return from the north end of the lake. Up to the present it has been on the slow side.

Winnipegosis

1915 Jan 21 – Winnipegosis

Chas. White returned on Saturday night from his rounds as fish inspector, and reports the fishing good.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Christianson, a daughter, on Jan. 13th.
Jack Matthews is on the sick list, but is reported improving.
Mr. F. Neely, of Dauphin, has been awarded the contract for the new lighthouse.
The young ladies of the town are giving a dance and skating party on Wednesday evening, the 20th.