Today in the Dauphin Herald – Dec 12 – 1912, 1918

1912 Dec 12 – Fork River

Miss E. French, of Grandview, is staying with Mrs. John Clemens.
Mrs. I. Johnston, of Winnipegosis, is a visitor of Mr. Duncan Kennedy’s.
Some persons have been kind enough to visit the storehouse of one of our citizens and help themselves to meat, and he takes this means of advising them that he has laid in a stock of ammunition and is ready for target practice.
S. Reid returned from a short visit to Dauphin on business.
Mrs. D. Kennedy is spending a week among her numerous friends in Dauphin.
A meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. Nat Little on Dec. 4th. A few braved the snow storm and after business was done an enjoyable time was spent. It was arranged that the next meeting be held at the home of the vice-president, Mrs. Lacey, of Oak Brae, in January at the call of the president, Mrs. W. King.
Jack Richardson has been elected by acclamation councillor for Ward 1 and we believe he will be all right. No doubt we will miss the usual display of fireworks when we ask for anything. We’ll get used to it in time I guess. Say, it’s nice to be able to bind and stack your crop in good time, while others have to flounder around in mud and snow and yet we are all expected to cash up. What for? “Keep Smiling.”
Dear “Freddy” asked for another term to finish what he didn’t do last year? He reminds us of “Sir Wilfy” and the Hudson Bay Railway. It’s the same old chestnut at election time. Nuff said.
The annual public Xmas tree under auspices of the W.A. and All Saints; Sunday School will be held in the Orange Hall Xmas eve. A programme provided. Everybody come, bring the kiddies and have some fun.

1912 Dec 12 – Winnipegosis

The Women’s Auxiliary held a meeting last week at Mrs. Kitcheson’s that was very encouraging to its members, who, without any graves to tend can say “we are seven,” though they have the problem to solve of the “how” and “why” they are to raise funds to build a church. The proceeds to be realized from the concert to be held on the 20th will be allocated to the mission debt contacted last summer. Regret is felt that we have not a residing minister here. We know Mr. King deserves credit for the faithful way he succeeds in bring us a Sunday supply. Mr. Noble is constant to his duties and taking circumstances into consideration we do not fare so badly.
The Roman Catholics held mass last Sunday morning, Father Derome officiating.
The C. League last week entertained a fair number (not withstanding the storm) at their months social evening.
The Card Circle the last two evening was of indifferent issue, the prizes being won by draw. In future admission is free.
Mrs. Cunliffe has suffered from a fall down the step of her home. We trust she has not sustained any serious injury.
Miss Parker, of Valley River, came in on Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. Hippisley.
The late storm, which was of the blizzard kind, has greatly subsided though drifts are forming. The hunters will be delighting in the advantage it affords them.
Mr. Thompson, of Portage la Prairie succeeded in securing a moose on Saturday last. Messrs. Starling and Lunn arrived on Saturday from Portage to join his party. Dr. Medd is recalled from his outing to attend Miss Whale, who is ill from the effects of a bad cold.
Mr. Newell’s moving pictures were of an edifying character as well as amusing. He has left town for Fork River.
Mr. McNichol is very low at present.
The late H.B. Stand has the appearance, from a new coat of paint, of possibly being an attractive centre of business.

1918 Dec 12 – Fork River

Two cars of horses were brought in to the district lately. Horses equally as good as can be bought locally, but strange to say the farmers prefer over their hard earned ducats for animals that are backed up, not with a pedigree, but with a plausible story.
How is it that the minutes of the council have not been published lately? He only opportunity the ratepayers have of knowing what is going on is what they read in the columns of the Herald. Let us have light.
A cablegram received from Lorne Lacey states that he has arrived safely in England. Lorne has been a prisoner of war in Germany for a considerable time, and it is a great relief to his friends to know that he is safe on British soil once more.
Sid Frost left last week in the best of health to spend the winter with his parents in Rathwell. He stopped over in Winnipeg, where he took sick and died. Decreased was of a quiet disposition and was liked by all who knew him. He was a member of L.O.L. No. 1765.
Corporal Stanley King is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. King. He will resume his duties as section foreman at Togo. Mr. and Mrs. King contributed four sons to the defence of the Empire, which is a record to be proud of.
The contest for the reeveship is proving interesting. All three candidates appear to be confident of election. The counting of the ballots on Tuesday night will solve the mystery.

1918 Dec 12 – Winnipegosis

The first carload of fish this season was shipped out on Tuesday by the Armstrong Independent Fisheries, Limited.
J.G. Hamilton has arrived in town to take over the departmental management of the Armstrong Trading Co.’s store.
Mr. Bradley has raised a porker which tips the scale at 490lbs.
H. Johnson, who was fishing on Lake Winnipegosis for the Armstrong Trading Co., lost his life early this week by falling through the ice. The deceased was returning home to his camp and trod on thin ice which broke and threw him into the water. He was carried away by a strong current before help could arrive. The deceased leaves a wife to mourn his loss.
The collectors’ report shows over $300 collected for the Sailor’s fund from the town alone.
Last Saturday there was a lively scene at the C.N. railway station to welcome home two returned soldiers – Neily McCaulay and Alex Chartrand. Flags were in abundance and the whole town turned out to welcome the heroes home. The soldiers were heartily cheered and the school children led the singing of patriotic songs. Both men were escorted in an auto driven by Mayor Whale to their homes. The school children and townspeople formed a procession on either side of the auto and enlivened the way singing, cheering and waving flags. The reception of the soldiers was conducted under the superintendence of the Returned Soldiers’ League.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Feb 19 – 1914

1914 Feb 19 – Fight with Mad Cat

Joshua Law was the proud owner of a large Russian cat last week. This week the cat is in the happy hunting grounds. The cat was the pet of the family and most affectionate. Three days ago it became suddenly mad and without warning whatever jumped on Norman, Mr. L’s 4 year old son, and commenced biting and scratching him. The screams of the child brought Mrs. Law to the rescue. She knocked the cat from the child with a chair. She had no sooner done this than the animal attacked Neta, the 14 year old daughter, and the fight was renewed with vigour. Finding the fight a little too hot with Mrs. Law battering the cat with a chair, the feline turned its attention to Mrs. Law, and Mr. Law, who was brought to the scene by the commotion at this time, says that it was the liveliest scrimmage that ever took place in Dauphin. Quickly grabbing a nearby axe Mr. Law, by a couple of well directed blows, dispatched the cat.
While the little boy is pretty badly bitten and scratched it is not thought any of the wounds are dangerous. Had Mrs. Law not been right at hand there is no doubt but the cat would have torn the child’s eyes out and likely killed him.

1914 Feb 19 – Mossey River Council

The council met in the council chamber, Winnipegosis on Thursday, Feb. 12th, 1914. All the members present.
Communications were read from the Children’s Aid Society, S. Hughes M.P.P., J.A. Gorby, clerk of Dauphin municipality; Reeve Collins of McCreary, Dominion Land office, Home for Incurables, the solicitors, department of Public Works, Manitoba Gypsum Co., Land Titles office and P. Robertson.
Hechter-Robertson – That the treasurer be authorized to pay the Lands Titles office $60.24, being the amount required to redeem the south of S.E. 28, 29, 20.
Richardson-Toye – That the Reeve and Councillor Hechter be a committee to inspect the roadway alongside sec. 365, 30, 19, and report as to the waterway being blocked.
Richardson-Robertson – The council of the municipality of Mossey River is of the opinion that the services of the bailiff in regards to seizure in the interests of the municipality was most unsatisfactory and that a copy of this resolution be sent to our solicitors.
Hechter-Hunt – That Mrs. Spence’s hospital account be not charged against the property.
Richardson-Bickle – That the assessment roll prepared by W.H. Hunking be accepted for 1914.
Hunt-Hechter – That Councillors Richardson and Robertson be committee to inspect the Fishing River Bridge and let the work for necessary repairs.
Bickle-Toye – That the account of P. Robertson be paid to the extent of $327.
Hechter-Hunt – That In amendment. That P. Robertson be paid in full for work on the bridge, $337, provided that the Public Works Committee see that the railing is completed.
Motion Carried.
Richardson-Bickle – That the reeve and councillors receive their fees after every meeting throughout the year.
Toye-Robertson – That the reeve be authorized to go to Winnipeg and interview the minister of public works with a view to obtaining a grant from the Provincial government for public works in the municipality.
By-laws were passed appointing Dr. Medd health officer at the usual salary; re-establishing the statute labour system; appointing weed inspectors and authorizing a loan from the Bank of Ottawa.

1914 Feb 19 – Fork River

Mr. J. Clawson, of Dauphin, spent a short time here visiting friends.
Mr. McAulay, collector for the Massey-Harris Implement Company, spent a few days here among the farmers.
Mrs. Beck has left for the south to visit.
Dr. Medd, health officer, paid his official visit and found scarlet fever prevalent. As a consequence quite a number are quarantined and the school closed for a time.
Mike says there is nothing like nipping things in the bud. We trust the fellow that carried the little medicine bag will not take offence.
Mr. J. Frost returned from the fish hauling up the lake and has accepted a position with the Williams’ Lumber Co. on Lake Dauphin.
Mrs. Wm. Davis has returned from short visit to Dauphin on business.
We believe it would be to the interest of the public if our health officer would visit the Mowat correspondent, as Mike says its coming on towards spring and he generally has them turns about that time. For instance, last week he made some very drastic statement about the P.O ??? We do not think he here came here and was unable to get attended ??? if he knew what he wanted. Another thing we don’t remember seeing him at the P.O. only once during the ??? As for the little peanut stand of ??? place, “two by twice” as he call it, we do not agree with him as it is one of the largest buildings in the place and is no more crowded on mail days than it was before the change, considering the mail is heavier than it ??? to be on account of the parcel post.
Mrs. R.M. Snelgrove is a visitor to Dauphin this week.
Mrs. Theo. Johnston, of Winnipegosis, is a visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Kennedy.
There was no Sunday school or ??? at All Saints’ on Sunday and the concert for the 20th has been postponed.
Nurse Tilt, of Dauphin, was a visitor her home on the Mossey River.

1914 Feb 19 – Winnipegosis

Here has certainly been something doing at the curling rink this past week, both sheets going every night and some very close and exciting games. In one night Walmsley and McNichol, Medd and Dennett had to play an extra end to break the tie, McNichol and Dennett won. The following night Watson and Medd had to play an extra end, Medd winning. The same night McDonald certainly put it all over McNichol, the latter not seeding the chalk until the last end Friday night. Walmsley showed Watson the road 13 to 3. The game of the season was played between McDonald and Dennett. As they were late in getting started they were only to play ten ends. At the ninth end the game stood 11-6 in favour of Dennett; but would you believe it? McDonald scored 6 on the last end, winning by one. How did you do it Mac? Monday night the Doc rink was up against Walmsley. The Doc. not being able to be there, his third man, John Black, a new curler, trimmed Walmsley in good style Watson beat McNichol. Tuesday night McDonald trimmed Walmsley and McNichol beat Dennett.
The boys are in good trim for the Dauphin bonspiel and are looking forward to showing the Dauphin boys where the game started.
Council meeting was held in the council chamber, Winnipegosis, on Thursday. Councillors all present; some of them arriving to do with that.
The Hotel Winnipegosis is certainly doing a great business now. So many fishermen are coming in it keeps them busy trying to furnish them with accommodation. Mine Host McInnis has added a few more rooms to the hotel and says, “Come on boys, there is always room for one more.”
Wm. Ford and wife left on Wednesday for Winnipeg. We were very sorry to see them go as they were well liked by everybody here.
Dr. Medd was called to Fork River last Friday. There is an outbreak of scarlet fever and a large number have been quarantined.
Wm. Christinson has bought John Seiffert’s residence and will be moving there in a short time.
C.L. White is remodelling the house he brought from John Spencer, of Brandon. When finished it will certainly be a fine place as Charley knows how to go about it.
Frank Hechter left on Monday for Winnipeg. Frank is a great sport and be ??? had to take in the ???
The snowplough arrived from up the lake with an outfit of fish and fishermen on Tuesday. It was a sight worth seeing, sleighs with seventy-five boxes of fish, a caboose on the top with a family living in it. They were six days on the trip. Now, that’s an outing for your life. That will be the last trip for the snowplough this ??? All the fish are in and the [missing section].

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Feb 12 – 1914

1914 Feb 12 – Lake View Hotel Winnipegosis Destroyed By Fire

Early Sunday morning Winnipegosis was given a bad fire scare. With a high wind blowing it seemed that the greater part of the Main Street was doomed. A call was sent to the Dauphin Fire Brigade to be in readiness, in case the fire spread.
The fire started though the collapsing of the furnace about 9 a.m., in the basement of the Lake View Hotel, and in less than two hours the building was a complete wreck.
The fire gained such headway before a general alarm was given, that two of the female staff were compelled to jump from the second storey windows and received a severe shaking up.
The citizens of the town turned out in force and formed a bucket brigade. It is due to their strenuous efforts that the fire was confirmed to the one place. Several times adjacent property appeared to be doomed.
Hotel Winnipegosis, which is just across the street was given a bad scorching on the one side. All the window glass being broken by the heat.
The contents of Walmsley’s poolroom, Whale’s general store and Paddock’s butcher shop were cleared out.
Part of the contents of the hotel were saved, but the boarders and staff practically lost all their property.
The hotel was managed by Wm. Ford and owned by The Brewer’s Syndicate. The loss is partially covered by insurance.
The burned building was one of the first hotels in the district on the advent of the railway some fifteen years ago.

Fork River

The funeral service of the late W. Davis was conducted by Mr. Williams, lay reader of All Saints’ Anglican Church on Tuesday, February 3rd, at the house of the deceased. The remains were interned in the Fork River Cemetery followed by a very large crowd from the surrounding vicinity.
J. Robinson, of Mowat, has shipped over 60 boxes of fish caught in Lake Dauphin.
C.E. Bailey, Fred Cooper and W. King, C.M., returned from the annual meeting of the Country Orange Lodge in Dauphin. They report a good time.
Mrs. Gunness and two children have returned from a week’s visit with friends at Paswegan, Sask.
John Richardson had the misfortune to loose a valuable mare this week when he entered the stable in the morning the beast was found dead.
Mrs. Russell and children, of Kamsack, arrived and intend making their home with Captain Russell, teacher of the Beacon Heath School.
W. Hunkings, assessor, paid Clerk Wilson a visit on municipal business.
John Angus, of Winnipeg, pays frequent visits to this burgh. It’s all right John, Kitty’s busy these days catching owls.
W. King had a number of sheep killed by dogs ??? ??? making short work of any animal looking for mutton on his ??? in the future.
Don’t forge to [1 line missing] and fancy basket social under the auspices of the W.A. of All Saints’ Church. The ladies will furnish the baskets. There will be a short programme of songs, recitations, etc. [1 line missing] to come and have a good time. Admission 20 cents. On Friday night, Feb. 20th , at 9 o’clock sharp.

Winnipegosis

Fire completely destroyed the Lake View Hotel here Sunday morning. The fire originated in the basement, and gained such headway before being discovered that some of the guests had to escape through the upper story windows, not being able to save any of their personal effects. The citizens responded very quickly as soon as the alarm was given, and through hard work managed to confine the fire to the one building. Walmsley’s poolroom had a narrow escape. It being on fire several times but the bucket brigade never gave up, and the building only received a bad scorching. Hotel Winnipegosis looked at one time as if nothing could save it. The heat was so intense that all the windows were broken on the one side, but with a cost of paint and new windows the appearance of the fire will be gone. Had it burned, a number of us would be living in tents today.
Dr. Medd is certainly getting even with the boys now for what they did to him at the beginning of the curling season. He was a little unfortunate then, not having Ben Hechter and Jack Duhurst trained to get the broom instead of the fence. But now look out for the Doc. Why McDonald and his scouts only beat him by a very small margin Monday night. The Dr. and Watson had a good game Friday night only Watson had no use for the chalk. Dennett and Walmsley played a good game the same night, Dennett winning by 3 points. Watson’s rink won from Dennett Monday night 13-9. Jack Angus was the skip.
Mrs. Paddock left on Wednesday for Brandon, where she will remain a few days vising friends.
Sid Craighill, who has been confined to his bed through sickness, we are glad to report is around once more.
J.E. Morris arrived in town from his fishing camp last Thursday. He says the fishing is light.
It is rumoured there is likely to be a telephone line extended to South Bay this spring. It would be a grand thing for the farmers in that district. There will be a good number of phones put in here this spring.
Harvey Watson left on Monday for Dauphin on a business trip.
Wm. Christinson, wife and child arrived in town Monday from their fishing camp.
Willie McNichol and Gillis Johannesson got in on Saturday. It won’t be all down, then there will be something doing.
We are certainly getting a taste of cold weather now. The thermometer at the post office on Tuesday morning registered 32 below zero. One thermometer in town registered 54 below. Wednesday morning 53 below and still going down.