1910 Sep 22 – Serious Accident
Scaffold Collapses With Three Men – Arthur Milner Has Back Broken
While engaged Wednesday afternoon in shingling the first rows of Engineer R.T. Perkin’s new residence on 3rd Ave. S.W. the scaffold from which they were working suddenly collapsed with A. Milner, Wesley and Wallace Cleaver, throwing the former two to the ground 20 feet below. Wallace Cleaver managed to catch on to a window sill and saved himself. The crash of the falling scaffolding was heard some distance and brought several neighbours to the spot at once. The unfortunate men where extricated from the fallen timbers and carried to the home of Mr. Geo. Sergant and on the arrival of Dr. Bottomley taken to hospital. On examination of the two men it was found that Cleaver had several ribs broken, while Milner was more seriously injured, his spine being broken between the shoulders, and it is feared he has slim chances of recovery.
Milner is a young Englishman and came to Dauphin from Gladstone two years ago. He has taken an active art in he town band as solo cornet player. His father resides in the north of England and is being communicated with.
1910 Sep 22 – Fork River
The funeral of Mrs. S. Lowry took place last Saturday. Quite a large number of friends came to pay their respects, the service was conducted by Rev. W. Rowan.
Mrs. W. Stonehouse who has been away in Ontario for some time returned last Saturday.
Threshing is in full swing and crops are turning out well.
Mr. A.B. Hodgson who has been here for some time left last Saturday for Winnipegosis to enter the employ of the Armstrong Trading Co.
W. Stonehouse is building a house for himself in this village.
Mrs. Northam of Weyburn came here last Wednesday and intends to stay here.
Harvest Festival will be held at Mowat on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 o’clock, preacher Rev. H.H. Scrase.
1910 Sep 22 – North Lake
Messrs Hunter and Glendenning have commenced threshing and report wheat turning out good.
Settlers of this district tender their sympathy to Mr. Sam Lowry in his bereavement.
Councillor Lacey is now getting ready to ditch some of the main roads leading to Fork River and Winnipegosis.
Rev. H.H. Scrase preached an impressive sermon at Mowat last Sunday, touching on the death of Mrs. Sam Lowry. Quite a number were present.
1910 Sep 22 – Sifton
Fine weather prevails and is greatly appreciated by every one just now, at this time of the year, as it will either 3 northern or 1 northern. Threshers are busy everywhere about.
W. Kyscyzks new outfit was considerably disabled for a couple of days. Some culprit carefully distributed old iron, taking great pains to well place it in the centre of the sheaves in many of the stooks on Paul Wood’s farm. The separator was somewhat crippled a number of times and had to undergo repairs.
H.L. Troyer, Secretary of the Toronto Bible training school, Toronto and Miss E. Spargue, who have been visiting the mission house for a couple of days left for the east on Tuesday last.
Rev. Sabourin returned last week from Montreal where he has been attending the Eucharistic Congress.
A Mr. White of Winnipeg has been viewing the district in search of land to buy. There’s plenty of land to be had if you’ve got the money. Certainly a good locality for mixed farming.
The Manitoba Government telephone gang have unloaded a couple of cars of telephone poles and other material. We can certainly appreciate such things in sight.
To Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Gillis, a bouncing boy. “Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home.”
Soapy looks as happy and pleasant as ever as he gracefully strides down the street. Who said he was married four times to one woman?
1911 Aug 3 – Fork River
Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Briggs were visitors tot he Brandon fair last week.
Arthur Hodgson has been transferred to the Hudson Bay post at Lesser Slave Lake. We wish him success.
Geo. Williams and family of Dauphin have taken the Stacey farm.
The Armstrong Trading Co. are brightening up their buildings here with a coat of paint. This is quite an improvement and adds greatly to the appearance of the town.
Wm. Williams is busy these days rafting lumber from his limits across the lake to his planer at Fork. There will soon be plenty of lumber for building purposes.
Mr. R. Roe and Mr. Venable are building dwelling houses and F. Cooper’s barn is about completed.
D.F. Wilson has imported a fine register Galloway bull to head his herd. The animal was purchased from the McCrae herd of Guelph, Ont., and carried off second prize at the Winnipeg exhibition.
The social recently held at the home of W. King, was a very pleasant affair. The evening was spent enjoyably in songs, recitations and games. The event of the evening was the presenting of the poets with twins and the christening of Jehoshaphat. After supper dancing was indulged in until the see small hours of the morning.
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.
1910 Jun 16 – Dauphin Man Drowned
The body of John Mitchell, a former employee of Johnson & Andrews merchant tailors of this town was found in the Red River near Middlechurch, five miles from Winnipeg, on Tuesday of this week. Deceased will be remembered by many of our citizens, having lived in Dauphin for a year and a half.
1910 Jun 16 – Fork River
M. Snelgrove and Mr. Stonehouse visited Dauphin last week.
J. Butler, Frank Ballard and Reeve Grenon of Winnipegosis visited Fork River on Tuesday last.
C. Parks sold out to the Armstrong Trading Company and they have put Mr. Kennedy who has been managing their Fishing River store in charge. They intend doing an up-to-date trade.
Pat Powers opened up a butcher’s business here this week. This is what was wanted.
A large sign petition is being got up here for government elevator. Everything points that this village is determined to go forward.
F.B. Lacey and daughter Harriet, visited Dauphin last week on business.
W. King returned on Saturday from the north.
Mrs. M. Snelgrove left here on Friday for a visit to her home in Ontario.
A very well represented meeting of the women’s auxiliary was held at the Mission House last Saturday and it was decided to send a delegate to attend the annual meeting in Winnipeg on the 13th inst. The choice feel to Mrs. H.H. Scrase, secretary.
Mrs. Stonehouse left here on Friday to see her brother in Ontario.
J. Spearing and A.B. Hodgson visited Dauphin last week.
Miss Collins who has been visiting her sister here returned to McCreary last Friday.
Mr. Waddington representing Messrs. Somerville & Co., of Brandon was here last week doing business.
R.J. Avison from Gilbert Plains came here last Tuesday and held a meeting of the Grain Growers Association. The attendance was very good and Mr. Avison spoke well on the work the Association was doing for farmers in Manitoba. The following officers were elected:
President, S. Bailey; vice, W. King; secretary-treasurer, D.F. Wilson; directors, A. Hunt, G.E. Nicholson, T.N. Briggs, C.E. Bailey, F. Cooper, J. Pokyla; auditor, G. Nicholson. The meetings will in the future be held on the second Saturday of each month at 8 o’clock at D.F. Wilson’s office.
1910 Feb 24 – Cold Weather
The government thermometer in possession of R.C. Brown, shows the weather this week to be the coldest of the winter Sunday it registered 15 below, Monday 35, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 26, and this morning 20.
1910 Feb 24 – Killed at Kamsack
Clarence McKellar, a brakeman running on the C.N.R. express was killed Tuesday. He did not notice an engine switching and stepped from a passenger coach in front of the engine. The body is badly mutilated, and death must have been instantaneous. Deceased father lives at Marshall, Sask.
1910 Feb 24 – Fork River
Mr. C. Clarke paid Dauphin a visit last week.
Mrs. D.F. Wilson returned from paying a visit to her daughters at Dauphin and Sifton.
Mr. A.B. Hodgson from Fishing River paid Mr. W. King a visit last weekend.
1910 Feb 24 – NOTICE
The Assessment Roll of the Rural Municipality of Mossey River has been deposited in the office of the clerk and may be examined by the ratepayers.
The Council will sit as a Court of Revision hear any complaints that thee may be against the said roll.
All appeals against the Assessment Roll must be filed in the office of the clerk on or before March 29th, 1910.
D.F. Wilson. Sec.
1910 Feb 3 – Fork River
Mr. J. Robertson looks happy these days – a son this time.
Mr. W. King is visiting Gilbert Plains this week.
Don’t forget the Black and White entertainment next Tuesday Feb. 8th at the Orange hall. Admission 25 cents including ice cream.
The Rev. H.H. Scrase was out in the Mowat district last week visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Mulligan are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Little.
Mr. A.B. Hodgson put in the weekend here.
1910 Feb 3 – Winnipegosis
A very successful social and lecture was held in the Methodist church on Saturday evening Jan. 29th. The church was crowded to the doors and a highly interesting lecture was given on “The Girl that Wouldn’t Marry” by the popular Methodist minister, Rev. W.E. Rowan. The lecture was frequently punctuated with laughter and applause and at its completion on the proposition of the chairman, Mr. Shannon, seconded by J. McCaulay, a vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer for his fascinating lecture. Songs were rendered by Mr. Howlett, of Fork River, Mrs. Oakes, Miss Hurst and choruses were also rendered. The accompanists were Mrs. A. McArthur and Mrs. J. McCaulay. A hearty vote of thanks to the chairman was moved by Rev. W.E. Rowan and seconded by Dr. A.E. Medd, and was carried unanimously. Refreshments wee afterwards provided. Proceeds amounted to $36.
1910 Jan 20 – Jammed to Death
Thos. Michael a teamster at one of Barrows lumber camps at Grandview, was jammed Tuesday between two sleigh loads of logs on a runway and crushed so badly that he died shortly after the accident. Dr. Shortreed brought him to the hospital here Wednesday morning and he expired shortly after arriving. He is an American and his home is in Wisconsin.
1910 Jan 20 – Fork River
The Rev. H.H. and Mrs. Scrase and Mrs. King visited Mowat and Oak Brae district last week.
Services are held at Mowat schoolhouse fortnightly by the Rev. H.H. Scrase regularly at 11 o’clock. The missioner welcomes everybody in the district to these services.
The Englishman’s rest at Fishing River is now opened with Mr. A.B. Hodgson in charge.
We are sorry to hear that Mr. W. Benner is down with typhoid fever. We hope to hear that he will soon be around again.
Some of our ratepayers would like to ask our Mossey River Council if the December meeting has been published or was it of so little importance being the wind up of the year we have not seen it yet.
Another matter under the old Reeve and council a yearly report was published and distributed to the ratepayers showing the amount awarded to each ward and how it was spent, the amount of salary and mileage to each councillor and the amount paid to each road commissioner for letting work and mileage in each ward. If such a report of 1909 were published it would prove interesting reading for the ratepayers. The auditors report printed on a piece of paper four inches square is not enough for the amount of taxes raised. E should have a fuller report gotten out by the Sec.-Treas. at the end of each year.
1910 Jan 20 – To the Editor of the Herald
SIR: – We notice in last week’s press our genial friend the Mowat correspondent, is on the war-path again after a couple of months rest. It is the ministers this time. He must be short of material when he says he seldom sees a minister now days. Where does the fault lie when a man attends divine worship only once or twice a year at most?
The English church ministers stationed here have held fortnightly services for ears at the Mowat schoolhouse, about two miles from our Mowat friend, except when roads were impassable to walk or drive. The majority of the people have been visited three or more times a year considering he has to walk unless come friend drives him occasionally. I consider our minister has done his duty well and if there is any kick coming it is from the ministers for the indifference a great many people show regarding church matters and as to the way they are carried on and how the ministers of bot denominations get around to the different stations they are expected to preach and visit in fair or stormy weather, in a large field like ours, comprising Fork River, Mowat, Winnipegosis and Sifton. Let us put ourselves in these men’s places. Would we put up with the same hardship on the small salary we dole out to them? I say no, we would not. Then let us help them instead of grousing. The great secret of help is encouragement.
Minister’s Warden and Fin. Sec.