Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jul 27 – 1911

1911 Jul 27 – Fork River

Sam Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. N. Johnston were visitors to the Winnipeg exhibition last week.
A social evening was spent at Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bailey’s in honour of Miss Finch, a former school teacher of this district, who is visiting here. An interesting programme of songs and recitations was given by Mrs. Duncan Kennedy, Miss Finch, Miss Hill and Mr. Malley. A very enjoyable evening was spent by all present.
What’s the matter with the Press. We look over it week after week for news and all it contains in some “caw” from a demented “Jackass”, otherwise known as a “Jackdaw”. Column after column of abuse about Glen Campbell and J.G. Harvey, the members who the people have chosen to represent them. It is disgusting.
D.F. Wilson, our local Galloway breeder, was a visitor to the Winnipeg fair. He was there for the purpose of getting a Galloway bull brought from Ontario, and shown at the fair.
N. Little and daughter, Grace, have returned from the Winnipeg exhibition and report a pleasant time. Chief among the other attractions they saw was the flying machine.
Mr. Cameron and niece of Neepawa, were visiting at the home of A. Cameron of Mowat, last week.
Messrs. Corbet and McKee are busy putting a bridge over the Fork River at Mr. Coultas, which, when completed will fill a long felt want.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jul 13 – 1911

1911 Jul 13 – Four Fingers Taken Off

At the farm of D.E. Collison, Ochre River, on Monday, a young Galician lad had four fingers of his right hand taken off by a crushing machine. He was brought to town for medical treatment.

1911 Jul 13 – Fork River

Mrs. George Shannon was a visitor to Dauphin this week on business.
The annual meeting of the ratepayers of Mossey River School, 999, was held Tuesday the 4th, to elect a trustee, Mr. D.F. Wilson, retiring, Mr. A. Hunt was elected to fill the vacancy. The motion for moving the school house to Fork River was lost by the chairman giving the resting vote in favour of the present site; t is a pity as most of the scholars have 1 1/2 miles to walk to school.
Several famers here and Winnipegosis took a trip to Dauphin to hear R.L. Borden the great Conservative Leader speak. The Borden express passed through here on Friday morning with the ambulance car on behind in charge of Dr. Medd and a live Whale.
A large number of people from here took in the English Church Excursion from Gilbert Plains to Winnipegosis, among them the members of the Board of Trade who chartered a Winnipegosis liner for a sail and report the time of their lives.
In looking over the items published of the minutes of Mossey River Council it states they have taken over the Fork River Cemetery; and engaged Dr. Medd as health officer. As these two items are coupled together your correspondent would suggest our health officer get our cemetery committee together and confine them to their last resting place as the pigs and cattle are running over everything and half the summer gone and no fence to fit to keep stock out.
A heavy rain and hail storm passed through here on Friday evening, doing considerable damage.
Miss Finch and miss Hill ex-school teachers of the Mossey River School are spending their holidays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bailey.
Miss Pearl Wilson returned from a visit to Mr. Humphreys of Dauphin.
Mr. A. Hodgson stayed over to help the boys out with the Orange Picnic on the 11th.
Miss Alice and Ethel Finch of Carman are visiting friends at Fork River.

1911 Jul 13 – Sifton

Mrs. Wm. Riler and family left on Tuesday week for Netherhill, Sask., where they are intending to reside.
Miss Scott, who was a visitor at the mission for a few days, returned to Neepawa on Thursday. Miss Scott intents leaving for eastern Ontario shortly where she will spend the balance of the summer visiting with friends.
An electric storm passed over the village on Friday. Mr. Felix Marantz lost three valuable horses having been struck by lightening and the fourth one received a severe shock.
The wild strawberry season has about closed for this year. The strawberries seem to have been in much demand, much more than could be procured to supply.
Mr. Wm. Barrie is leaving on a business trip to Victoria B.C. and other coast points.
Mr. D.R. Barlow, contract of building the R.C. Mission Church here.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jun 30 – 1910

1910 Jun 30 – Drowned at Winnipegosis

Disa Brown, aged 12 years, daughter of Goodman Brown, was drowned in the mouth of the Mossey River, Winnipegosis this week. She was bathing with several others, when one of her schoolmates, Miss Myrtle Parker got into deep water. Miss Brown went to her rescue. The bed of the river at this point is of treacherous soft mud and Miss Brown in trying to release her, sank in the mud, going over her head. Mr. Neil McAulay who happened to be near at hand rescued Miss Parker and then went for Miss Brown, but when her body was brought to the surface life was extinct.

1910 Jun 30 – Fork River

H. Nicholson from Dauphin came up here Wednesday and sold off the stock of Mr. Stonehouse who sold his farm some time ago.
Mr. Hughes, Conservative candidate for Gilbert Plains constituency is up here visiting the district and a meeting of the party will be held Thursday night when Hugh Armstrong, M.P.P. and Glen Campbell M.P., also Mr. Hughes will address the people.
Miss Alice Finch, teacher of the Mossey River School left here for her vacation to her home at Carman.
W. King came back from Gilbert Plains last week.
The Armstrong Trading Co. have bought out T.H. Whale’s business here and will open on the 1st of July with an up-to-date stock.

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 – Apr 3 – 1913

1913 Apr 3 – Nellie McClung Recitals

Mrs. Nellie L. McClung, the popular Manitoba novelist, favoured Dauphin with her first visit this week. She came under the auspices of the Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid, and gave two recitals in the town hall on Monday and Tuesday evenings, respectively. Mrs. McClung gave all her numbers from her own books, “Sowing Seeds in Danny,” The Second Chance,” “The Black Creek Stopping House.” The selections contained variety of wholesome humour and pathos. The splendid character of the author is reflected in her works. Each reading had many lessons to teach. One might go as far as to say some of them were sugar coated sermons. The entertainer was assisted by some of our best local talent including Miss Harvely, the ladies’ quartette, Misses Johnston, Gunne, Coutts, and Cadman; the male quartette, Messrs. Park, Argue, Johnston and Stelck; Mrs. Jewsbury, Miss Astley and Mr. Main. On Tuesday evening the McMurray orchestra was in attendance.

1913 Apr 3 – Ethelbert

Mr. Finch, of Minitonas, took the services at the Methodist Church on Easter Sunday, to full congregation. He gave two very instructive sermons, and was very much appreciated.
We had a novel and spirited debate at the church on Friday night, when six debaters dealt with the subject of “Should women be allowed to vote?” Mr. McPhedran, Mrs. Munro and H. Brackman took the affirmative and Mr. Brown, teacher, Cyril Skaife and N. Booth took the negative.
Two men were arrested on Friday night for a savage attack upon one of the councillors named Mandryk. A preliminary trial was held and upon taking the evidence a fresh summon was taken out and the case will be dealt with Thursday, the 3rd inst.
The council intend putting two cells into the lock up of a substantial and safe character like those at Dauphin. We need a good man as constable.

1913 Apr 3 – Fork River

C. Bradley and family, were visitors from the Lake tow at Mr. Kennedy’s.
Mrs. McQuigge and family, of Dauphin, returned home from visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cooper on the Fork.
Miss Alice Godkin and Katie Williams have returned from a short visit to Dauphin.
A car load of young stock were shipped from here by a farmer for his ranch at Lloydminster, Sask.
The elevator has closed down for the season and John Clemens and family left for Dauphin, where they will reside.
Dave Shinks, general manager for the Williams Lumber Co., east of Lake Dauphin, is renewing acquaintances around town this week.
Mrs. Scrase and Mrs. Kennedy and family spent the weekend at Winnipegosis with friends.
Harcourt Benner returned to his duties at Dauphin and his many friends are pleased to hear his vacation here has been beneficial to him. Come again Harcourt.
Mrs. R. McEacheron and son, Donny, returned from a two months visit to friends in Nova Scotia.
The Woman’s Auxiliary of All Saints’ Church held their annual meeting in the church on Wednesday, March 26th. Quite a number were present. The secretary’s and treasurer’s report were received, showing a good year’s work with a cash balance on hand. The officers elected for the coming year are president, Mrs. W. King; vice. Mrs. Lacey, Mowat; secretary, Mrs. H. Scrase; treasurer, Wm. King.
F.B. Lacey, of Oak Brae, who has been under the weather for some time, is getting around again.
Mr. Gordon and family, of Mowat, have left for North Dakota for a change of climate.
Dunk Kennedy paid the lake town a visit on Sunday.
“Say, Mike, some one’s wife got sick, I am told, and they phoned for a doctor and by the time he arrived the baby had grown bald headed and was crying with the toothache.”
“Well, Pat, that shows we are not paying $600 a year for speed. If we are it got miscarried that time.”
“Now, Mike, don’t put your foot into it again. You know that unless you can yell like “Hell-o” they don’t catch on. It’s the fellow at the other end. Wow.”
“Say, Mike, did yees catch on to the way the members of parliament from the different provinces voted on the proposal of the government to build three Dreadnoughts, to be added to the British fleet, pending the formation of Canada’s permanent naval policy? It’s instructive.”
Our readers should note whence came the opposition. The vote against the government’s proposal as the division recorded in Hansard, was made up thus:

Against
Quebec (with 65 members) 44
Prince Edward Island (with 4 members) 2
Nova Scotia (with 18 members) 9
New Brunswick (with 13 members) 5
Saskatchewan (with 10 members) 6
Alberta (with 7 members) 6
Manitoba (with 10 members) 2
British Columbia (with 7 members) 0
Ontario (with 66 members) 11
Total opposition 85

It is not significant that 75 out of 85 members from the province of the United Empire Loyalist (Ontario) supported the measure, while 44 out of 65 from Quebec opposed it? Besides the 44 members from Quebec, at least 9 members from other provinces who voted against the proposal represented French ridings, making a total of 53, so that at the very outside figure only 32 coming from English speaking ridings, out of a total 221 members, tried to force the government to the country. If time were taken to go further into details it could be shown that one-half of these 32 members represented ridings in which there was a considerable sprinkling of French-Canadian and foreigners. So there is every reason for the assertion that the British people of Canada are well content with Borden’s naval.

1913 Apr 3 – Winnipegosis

The Armstrong Trading Co. has purchased and received a car load of horses from Winnipeg which they have deposited on their farm. A chance is open for any one wishing to purchase a good team. The company is preparing to build an addition to their store, also a house on the farm.
Mr. McArthur and daughters are again residents of their home here. We hope Mr. McArthur will soon join hem, fully recovered.
Mr. Scrase and Master Archer visited in town last week, and were the guests of Mrs. Bradley.
Mrs. D. Kennedy and children, of Fork River, are visiting her mother for the week past. Mr. Kennedy joined her on Sunday to avail themselves of a trip to Snake Island with Inspector and Mrs. White.
Mrs. Langlois and sons have gone on a trip to Le Pas to visit friends there.
The Anglican Church entertainment had to be postponed owing to the interest taken in the moving pictures exhibited here the past week and contined this one, which will make it difficult to satisfactorily produce the playette, “When Greek meets Greek” on the 4th as intended. An interesting competition is being held to raise extra church funds. The cigarette quilt won by Mr. Bradley at a raffle recently being the reward.
Messrs. Coffey, Whale, Ketcheson, White and others are attending a meeting of the masonic order this week in Dauphin.
The spring, though tardy, is likely to prove a delightful one at the Lake.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jan 13 – 1910

1910 Jan 13 – Frozen to Death

It is feared Barney Olsen, a fisherman on the Cormorant Lake has perished during the recent cold spell. He left the camp a week age to get provisions and was met by other fishermen on the return trip, but he never reached the camp. Search parties are out but up to last night had failed to locate Olsen.

FROZEN TO DEATH
Word was received this morning that Olsen had been found frozen to death.

1910 Jan 13 – Fork River

A meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. N. Little last Wednesday when some important business was done.
An ice cream and taffy social will be held at the home of Mrs. W. King on Jan. 20th at 8 o’clock. An impromptu programme and dance. Admission 10 cents.
Miss Finch of Carman arrived here last week and is now teaching at the Mossey River School.
At a meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary held last Monday at the home of Mrs. Parker, Winnipegosis, Mrs. L.M. Ballard Vice-President, on behalf of the ladies handed a gift of a dressing case to the Rev. H.H. Scrase in appreciation of his services during the past year.
At the Orange Hall on Feb. 8th at 8 o’clock a theatrical performance will given by the Howet Company. Admission 25 cents.
The trains up this way are still running very late and passengers are having a cold time of it.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Jan 6 – 1910

1910 Jan 6 – Ethelbert

Christmas week was a busy one, there being two Christmas trees at the Church. The first was under the Rev. C. Munro and the second under Mr. R. Damery. The gifts at both were numerous and valuable. A special feature at the entertainment held on Christmas Eve was the concert by the children and young people of Ethelbert, which included a cantata, by G.F. Root called, Santa Claus. The cantata, which is descriptive of the Christmas festival included ten solos, nine full choruses and were all rendered in a very creditable manner.
There were quite a number of family reunions for the holiday, besides a few visitors.
The weather has been ideal Christmas weather, and skating is the popular recreation.
Christmas 1909, will he long remembered here at least as a time of joy and
good fellowship amongst all the people.

1910 Jan 6 – Fork River

The Methodist entertainment held last Wednesday way a great success, and the programme was good throughout.
Mr. A.B. Hodgson left on Monday night’s train for Sifton, having accepted to teach at Padolia School. We shall miss him here.
The Orangemen of the district had an oyster supper at the Orange Hall last Friday night and everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves.
Mr. Stanley King from Dauphin, spent Christmas at the parental home.
Mr. Winnifred King from Winnipeg spent Christmas at the parental home.
Mr. Frank Bailey from Winnipeg, spent Christmas at the parental home.
Miss Eva Clarke from Dauphin, spent Christmas at the parental home.
A very large congregation attended the Christmas service at the parish church, when a special sermon suitable for the occasion was preached by the Missioner in charge, the Revd. He Herbert Scrase, and the choir was assisted by Mr. Ivor Humphreys and Mr. Howlett, and carols were sung after the service.
At the annual meeting of the Orangemen of this district held last week the following officers were elected: C. Bailey, worshipful master; C. Clarke, deputy master; Wm. King, chaplain; F. King, lecturer; F. Hafenbrak, lecturer; A. Hunt, secretary; P Ellis, recording-secretary; S. Bailey, treasurer.
Russell Benner, who had been ill for a short time, died of typhoid fever and was buried in the cemetery. The service was taken by the Rev. H.H. Scrase.
Miss Finch from Carman has been appointed teacher of the Mossey River School, in succession to Mr. A.B. Hodgson.
A very large crowd attended the Orange Hall last Friday night for the Christmas tree and a good entertainment was given. The programme consisted of: Chorus, Hark the Herald Angel Sing; piccolo solo, J. Spearing; reading, D.F. Wilson; song, Mr. Howlett recitation, Miss lily Johnstone; song, Miss Elsie Clarke; violin solo, S. Bailey; dialogue, “Paddy’s Courtship”; song, Mrs. Smith; instrumental, Messrs. J. and W. Johnstone; recitation, Miss Marjorie Scrase; dialogue, Misses Alice and Lizzie Clarke; song, A.B. Hodgson; duet, Miss Eva Storrar and Lorne Lacey; recitation, A. King. The chair was occupied by the Rev. H.H. Scrase, who made a short speech wishing them all a Happy Christmas. Mr. A. Hunt acted as Santa Claus and the children had a very enjoyable evening. A presentation of an illustrated Bible was given to Mr. A.B. Hodgson, who has been acting as organist for sometime, by the Rev. H.H. Scrase and Wm. King, churchwarden.