Today in the Dauphin Herald – May 26 – 1910

1910 May 26 – Sentenced to Three Years

John Demoria, the young half-breed who was arrested by Constable Hunking at Dauphin last week for housebreaking, was tried before Geo. O. Bellamy, P.M. on the charge and found guilty. He was sentenced to three years in the reformatory at Portage la Prairie, where he was taken on Saturday morning.

1910 May 26 – Fork River

A Conservative meeting was held last Wednesday in D.F. Wilson’s office.
H.P. Nicholson of Dauphin, visited here last Friday.
R. Hunt from Dauphin paid us a visit last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper from Brantford, came up last Friday’s train.
Miss Finch and Miss C. Bailey paid Winnipegosis a visit last Friday.
Mayor Sparling of Dauphin was up here last week looking over some farms.
The Armstrong Trading Company of Winnipegosis will shortly open up an up-to-date store in this village.
Mrs. C. Smith and family who have been residing here for two years left this week for Calvin, North Dakota.
The Mossey River Municipality held a meeting at Winnipegosis last Saturday when some important business was done.
A very important Orangemen’s meeting was held in the Orange Hall last Wednesday when four of the members were advanced to the Royal Scarlet Chapter. Seven gentlemen from Dauphin came up and a very pleasant time came to a close in the early morning.

1910 May 26 – Winnipegosis

A very impressive memorial service for Edward VII was held on Friday, May 20th in the Presbyterian Church. Previous to the service in the church, the children of the day school under the charge of Reeve Grenon and Mr. Shannon paraded the streets en route to the church. The congregation was a large one and the service was conducted by Rev. H.H. Scrase (English Church minister). A brilliant address on the life and character of our late King was given by the Rev. W.E. Rowan (Methodist minister) and was highly appreciated. The Rev. Mr. McKay (Presbyterian minister) also took part in the service. The Dead March in Saul was impressively rendered on the organ by Miss McArthur.
The Quarterly Board of the Methodist Church was held on Friday evening under the chairmanship of the Rev. A.E. Smith of Dauphin, the chairman of the District. All the departments of the church work were reported to be in a flourishing condition, and a hearty invitation to remain as minister of the church for another year was extended to the highly esteemed minister, Rev. W.E. Rowan. Mr. Rowan’s acceptance of the invitation gave great satisfaction to the members of the Board.
On Tuesday the 24th the ladies held a picnic for the purpose of raising funds to procure a baseball outfit. A good time was enjoyed by everyone and the baseball enthusiasts will at once organize and get the game started.
C.F. Stewart, who was spending a few days in town returned to Dauphin Monday.
H.W. Grenon has built and opened up a poolroom and tobacco store.
Tag-day, the ladies were kept quite busy all day, the result of their untiring efforts being about $100.
McArthur’s boats returned from the north bringing in a raft of about 540,000 feet of lumber.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – May 19 – 1910

1910 May 19 – A Brilliant Sight

The sight of Halley’s comet as witnessed by a few of Dauphin’s citizens early Thursday morning will not be forgotten. It did not appear on regulation time of scientists at 11 Wednesday evening but came in view about 4 a.m. Thursday. It was a fine sight, appearing like a huge ball of fire with brilliant colour of light radiating from it. It was in plain view for twenty minutes.

1910 May 19 – Arrested at Dauphin

John Demoria, a half-breed was arrested at Dauphin Tuesday by Constable Hunking of Winnipegosis. Demoria is accused of breaking into the house of P. McLeod at Winnipegosis and stealing a quantity of goods, which were subsequently recovered. Constable Hunking took his man to Sifton Wednesday, where he was met with a rig and drove to Winnipegosis. Demoria will be tried on the charge of house breaking.

1910 May 19 – Death of Mrs. Glen Campbell

The wife of Glen Campbell, M.P., died at Gilbert Plains on Tuesday.

1910 May 19 – Travelled with a Corpse

Sitting with a corpse for several miles was the gruesome experience of Peter McEwen of Spruce Creek, Saturday last. He was bringing an aged neighbour, Wade Rothwell, to the hospital, when the gentleman expired on the road. Mr. McEwen’s feelings can be better imagined than described, when he made the discovery that Rothwell was dead. The remainder of the trip was hurriedly made and medical aid summoned, but the spark of life had fled.
Deceased was 74 years of age and resided at Spruce Creek for several years. He had been suffering from an old complaint from some time before his death. The remains were taken to Wawanesa for entertainment.

1910 May 19 – Winnipegosis

Dredging the mouth of the Mossey River commenced this week and will be continued during the summer, T. Poquette, of Selkirk, is in charge of the work.
Constable Hunking is at Dauphin, where he went to arrest a half-breed named John Demoria, who broke into the residence of P. McLeod and helped himself to various articles.
Capt. Coffey made a trip north last week in his boat. He was accompanied by Messrs. W. Sifton and F. Herchmer.
Trappers who brought in their catches of muskrat skins lately met with a surprise when they learned that the price had fallen about 25 percent.