1921 Nov 3 – Fire at Winnipegosis
Fire early Wednesday morning destroyed the stores of Isaac Bradbery and Nate Kessler. The loss will be considerable. Some insurance was carried by the firms.
1921 Nov 3 – G.W.V.A. Notes
The next regular meeting will b held on November 9th –will the members keep this date in mind and attend the meeting.
Anyone who has a supply of magazines that they are done with and have no further use for will oblige by leaving them in the reading room of the home. The reading matter will be much appreciated. The magazines will also be sent to the homesteads where reading matter is always acceptable.
Only a year now left in which to take up the soldiers’ insurance. Have you taken up any of this insurance? Over five thousand returned men have taken up the insurance; there are many more who are entitled to take advantage of it and become insured. It is a good thing to take up while it is going.
Don’t forget to support the “Poppy Ladies” on Armistice Day. Every veteran should have a poppy on that day.
Don’t fail to attend the bazaar of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the G.W.V.A. on Thursday, November 3rd, as well as the ball at night.
Will every member see to it that he is in good stand if with the local branch. We are trying to get the new home fitted up and need all the help that we can get it.
1921 Nov 3 – H.E. Hunt Loses His Leg
H.E. Hunt, who now resides at Stettler, Alta., met with a bad gun accident on Tuesday, 1st inst. he received the charge of the gun in his leg below the knee and later had to have the leg amputated. Mrs. Hunt left for Stettler this (Thursday) morning.
1921 Nov 3 – Jury Verdict Accidental Death
The coroner’s jury empanelled at Winnipegosis on the 27th ult., to enquire into the death of Duncan Crerar, who was thrown from a wagon when his horses ran away, brought in a verdict that his death resulted from the accident.
1921 Nov 3 – October Police Records
The police records for October show that these were 13 convictions for October as follows: Two were fined for speeding, four drunks, one for breach of license by-law, two for disorderly conduct, two for running autos with cut outs on, two for breach of traffic by-law. The town’s share of the fines amounted to $110.
1921 Nov 3 – Poppies! “Lest we Forget.”
With the world-wide call to prayer for the disarmament of the Nations, there comes through “The Imperial Order Daughters of Empire” a national call to service. The fingers that were used so long to plying the busy knitting needles are not content to remain idle. There is work yet to be done—great and noble work, and every loyal Canadian must feel it a privilege to share the responsibility which the Daughters of Empire have assumed. The Poppies bloom in Flanders Field over the graves of many an unknown hero, who, when he gave his life for his country, have his all; and somewhere under the British flag his children may be struggling through life without the advantages that would make of them men and women worthy to fill the gaps left by the war. Many an inventive genius, many a brilliant mind may be lost to the wold because of the lack of resources to finance an advanced education.
And herein lies the work of The Daughters of Empire for many future years—to maintain the fund established, by them for enabling the worthy sons and daughters of fallen British soldiers, sailors and aviators, to obtain the best educational advantages the country can afford, thus making of them an asset of which the nation may be proud.
Has any monument so grad yet been erected to the memory of our Canadian heroes?
To keep alive the spirit of patriotism, and inspire the sentiment in the minds of the young, the women of our National Chapter, and all its auxiliaries, have, during the past weeks been engaged in marking “Poppies”, which they expect will be purchased and worn on “Armistice Day” by every loyal British subject. Though it is “Only a scrap of paper” it will be the duty of every parent and teacher in the land to wear one and tell the children the “Old Old Story” of that for which the Poppy stands the story of—
“The day when our hearts were wrung
And our Country’s Banner a half-mast hung
For the loss of our lads in brown
‘Twas a Nation’s grief, but an Empire’s gain
For they fell, that Empire to maintain
And that peace and liberty still might reign
In every man’s home town.
How best can we honor our noble dead—
Can storied marble a halo shed
To glorify Khaki Brown?
No! Let us open the doors of learning wide
To the sons and daughters of those who died
At Ypres and Vimy and Somme’s red tide,
For the sake of their own home town.
And in future years when the mists roll by,
And a world shall ask the reason why
These sleep in Khaki Brown,
Old Time will flutter his hoary wing,
And say in a voice with a gladsome ring,
“They died that a nobler race might spring
From the boys of our own home town.”
1921 Nov 3 – Thieves Enter Tailor’s Shop
Solomon’s tailor shop was entered Sunday night and two pair of pants and a grey jacket taken. Entrance was gained through a window in the rear of the shop. The window was being repaired and had been left unsecured.
1921 Nov 3 – Wife Beater Given Two Months
Edward Radford, a homesteader of the Shergrove district, appeared before magistrate Rheaume at Ste. Rose du Lac, on Saturday, October 29th, charged with beating his wife. He was found guilty and sentenced to two months in the Dauphin jail at hard labor.
1921 Nov 3 – Winnipegosis
The hatchery boat is now bringing in the roughfish which were caught while taking spawn.
Messrs. Toye, McDonald, Joe Bickel, Shears, Ketcheson, Sieffert, Denby, Brown, and Giggins attended the Union government convention at Dauphin, when Robert Cruise was again nominated as a government supporter.
A community club is being formed at this point, under the direction of Mr. Shears. Singing will be taken up as one of the first features of the winter’s programme.
Coroner’s juries do some funny things. In his evidence at the inquest of Duncan Crerar, Dr. Bottomley gave it as his opinion that deceased came to his death as a result of apoplexy. Yet in the face of this evidence the jury brought in a verdict that death was due to his being thrown out of a wagon, due to deceased’s horses running away.
Mrs. Theo. Johnson returned to town on Tuesday, from Dauphin. She shortly leaves for Fort William, where she will spend the winter.
The politicians are beginning to get busy. Handshaking has started, but the campaign cigar has not yet made its appearance.