Today in the Dauphin Herald – Nov 20 – 1913, 1919

1913 Nov 20 – Fork River

A number of farmers met at the municipal office on Saturday event, the 15th, to discuss the horse question. Q. King was appointed chairman and T.B. Venables secretary. The chairman stated the reason for calling the meeting, after which those present voted that we form an association to be known as the Fork River Horse Breeders’ Association and the flowing officers were elected: President, Thos. B. Venables; Vice, Wm. King; Sec.-Treas., D.F. Wilson. Directors: Ab. Hunt, Nat Little, A. Rowe and Geo. H. Tilt. The meeting adjourned to meet on Saturday night, Nov. 29, at 8 o’clock sharp to decide the most suitable breed to apply for a government pure bred stallion and to transact other business. Anyone can become a member of the association on the payment of one dollar membership fee. We wish the farmers every success in this worthy undertaking and it should have the hearty support of all in the district.
Dan McLean returned home for the winter months after spending the summer in charge of the government dredge at Regina.
Capt. Russell, of Cork Cliff, was a visitor in town on Saturday.
Mrs. F.B. Lacey of Mowat, returned from the wedding of Mr. Cain and Mrs. O’Neil at Dauphin. We wish them all kinds of happiness.
George Basham, postmaster of Oak Brae, was in town on Saturday. He still wears that genial smile.
Harcourt Benner is visiting at the home of his uncle, D.F. Wilson, on the Mossey.
Bert Steele passed through here on his way to take up his winter quarters at Mafeking for the A.T. Co. Bert is looking the picture of health and prosperity.
Hon. Hugh Armstrong, of Portage la Prairie, in company with the president and secretary of the Booth Fishing Co., paid the A.T. Co. store a visit last week.
Fleming Wilson, of Dauphin, paid a visit to the home of his parents and Miss Bessie Wilson returned with him for a short visit among friends in Dauphin.
Mr. Almack, of Gilbert Plains, left for the west with two cars of cows and young stock for the ranch.
The ladies of the Union Church, of Fork River, will hold a fowl supper in the Orange Hall, on Friday, Nov. 28th. Admission, adults 35c, children 15c. Short programme, everybody welcome.

1913 Nov 20 – Sifton

The fine weather and good roads are making numbers of people visit our village and shopping and milling are the order of the day.
Mrs. J. Kiteley, of Toronto, Ont., who has been visiting her sons in Brandon, Moose Jaw and Calgary, was the guest of Miss Reid at the Presbyterian mission house for a week.
A much felt need is being met now by an enterprising shoemaker, who has opened a repair shop on Front Street. He should do well. A bank should be our next addition and would be a convenience to many.
A fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, when a nine year old son of Anton Sturcko lost his life. The child was taking a loaded gun down from the wall, where it was left, when the weapon discharged, shattering the boy’s left leg and the loss of blood was so great that when he was taken to the village about two hours later, he was in a state of partial collapse and died before he could be taken to a doctor.
The gross neglect of parents in allowing children the use of firearms is a matter of grave import, and some steps to set on foot a law imposing a heavy fine on such should be a good thing, and the means of saving other young and bright lives.
A band of boy scouts is being inaugurated and is a fine thing for the boys. Scout laws are just the kind needed here. Our best wishes for their success under the leadership of our esteemed neighbour, Mr. Paul Wood.
The quiet of the night is sometimes broken in upon the chug, chug, of our worthy section foreman’s gasoline hand car on patrol, up to the switch. Also several of our villagers have enjoyed a fast trip to Fork River or Winnipegosis.

1913 Nov 20 – Winnipegosis

Mr. Frank Hechter returned on Monday after a considerable stay in Winnipeg.
Mrs. J.P. Grenon arrived here on Wednesday, having spent a pleasant vacation studying mink farming at Quebec. Winnipegosis will soon be able to boast of its Zoological Gardens at the rate it is going on. We only want a few live bears, but no mosquitoes, as we have plenty of them to spare, in season.
Capt. Dan. McDonald accompanied by his brother, arrived from Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Paul Paulson and family returned on Monday, having recovered from his attack of typhoid fever which he contracted while staying in Winnipeg. He proceeded to his fishing camp on Thursday.
Archie Stewart, proprietor of the well known livery stable, met with an accident by falling off his wagon.
A meeting of the Curling Club took place in Walmsley’s pool room on Monday evening, when it was resolved that practice would take place an soon as the skating rink was got into working order and on receipt of first instalment of subscriptions. The club would then be open to engage all comers, bar none.
The young ladies of this place are having great times of an evening, skating on river and lake, the latter being practically frozen over. Charley Langlois having skated over from is camp on Weasel Island on Tuesday, Mr. Johnston also walking in from Snake Island the previous day.
Charley reports that the fishermen up the lake have suffered a great loss, which is probably irreparable at this time of the year.
Howard Armstrong of Fork River, appeared before Mr. Parker, magistrate, on Friday morning to answer a charge of stealing various articles, too trivial to mention, and after Miles Morris had given evidence, his worship came to the conclusion that at present there was not sufficient incriminating evidence to connect the prisoner with the charge and adjourned the case till Monday morning, the accused being allowed out on his own recognizances. During the proceedings Capt. Dan McDonald made a minute inspector of the only and only cell and evidently admired the accommodation, although he passed no comment.
Frank Hechter has a fine display of furs in his store, which would make suitable presents to the “Old Country” and prospective buyers are warned that the supply being limited, they had better hurry up so as to secure specimens at most reasonable prices.
Mr. Bennie Hechter made a trip to Winnipeg on Wednesday for the purpose of supervising his house property in that city.
A progressive whist part was held on Thursday evening at Mr. Martin’s (station agent) home and after light refreshments and an enjoyable evening, the lucky participants returned to their respective homes in the early hours of the morn.
Mrs. Coffey returned to Dauphin on Friday, having spent a few days here with the jovial Captain.
Dick Harrison went to Winnipeg on Friday for purpose of disposing of surplus funds, which is a great loss to this rising watering resort, and as it is evidently entering a new era of prosperity, can do with every little help to give it a leg up.
Mr. Sturdy, Jr., from Fort Frances, Ont., is paying a week’s visit to his father, one of our most prominent citizens.
Tom Toye, our energetic Councillor, has brought in news of a big bear having killed a Galician round his part of the country, the animal having disembowelled the man. As a gallant Welshman why does not Tom uphold the traditions of his race and kill the brute, bringing the hide back as evidence. Tom Sanderson would act as guide and track the beast to his winter lair.

1919 Nov 20 – Fork River

Mr. and Mrs. John Dobson and family, of Winnipeg, are visiting at the home of Reeve Venables.
D.F. Wilson, sec. treasurer is attending the Union of Municipalities convention at Winnipeg this week.
Milton Cooper, who has been in the Dauphin Hospital, is improving.
F.F. Haffenbrak is on a visit to Ninette, Man.
With the milder weather the attendance at Sunday school has increased. 42 were in attendance last Sunday.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Sep 16 – 1915

1915 Sep 16 – Minutes of Mossey River Council

The Council met at Winnipegosis on Tuesday, August 31st. All the members present.
The minutes of last meeting were adopted as read.
A petition from certain ratepayers of tp. 30, rge. 17, praying for the formation of a school district, to be called Dar. was read. As the proposed district included three sections of Oak Cliff, S.D., the clerk was authorized to notify the people of that district of the petition.
??? were read from the Village of Winnipegosis, the Manitoba Patriotic Fund, J. Namaka, re: certain accounts for work in ward 5, the municipal commissioner’s levy for 1915, the deputy municipal commissioner re: Mossey River and Winnipegosis apportionment Howard Armstrong, re: contract in ward 1, the solicitor, the sec.-treas of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities; the Rumley Products Co., the superintendent of the C.N.R., and the deputy Minister of Education.
Hunt – Reid – That a grant of fifty dollars per month be made to the Manitoba Patriotic Fund while the war lasts.
Hechter – Hunt – That the clerk write to Mr. W.A. Robinson with a view to his surveying the new roadway from the west into Fork River.
Hechter – Reid – That the council make application to the Good Roads Board for assistance to the bridge constructed over the Mossey River between sections 5 and 6, tp. 20, rge. 18.
Bickle – Reid – That the reeve and sec.-treas. be a committee to meet a committee of the village of Winnipegosis in the matter of the apportionment of the two municipalities and also to deal with the matter of the debt of ward 4.
Hechter – Reid – That the following resolution be brought before the convention of the Union of Municipalities:
“That section 52, subsection C, of the Municipal Assessment Act be amended by striking out the words “or if no so resident” in the second hue thereof and substitution the word “and.”
Bickle – Hunt – That the following resolutions be also brought before the convention:
“That whereas, British law provides for water following its natural course and makes provision for the improvement of natural water courses where such improvement may be expedient; and, whereas, in the construction of roads by ditching and grading the natural water courses are frequently obstructed the water diverted in such a way that the roadways are damaged and private property injured; and, whereas, no provision for such cases appears upon the Statute books of Manitoba, we would therefore ask the [1 line missing] such amendment to the Municipal Act as will enable municipal councils to construct or improve watercourses across private property, in cases were it may be necessary to drain roads, providing, always that such drains or watercourses follow or parallel the farm boundaries where-ever possible.”
Hechter – Reid – That the reeve and sec.-treas. be a committee to draft a resolution dealing with the matter of the loss of taxes on dominion lands homesteaded and provincial lands sold which lands were cancelled or abandoned leave municipalities without any means of collecting taxes which may be due against them and that a copy of the resolution when drafted be forwarded to the secretary of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities for consideration at the convention.
Hunt – Namaka – That Coun. Hechter be authorized to repair the bridge between sections 19 and 30, tp. 21, rge. 18.
Coun. Bickle tendered his resignation as councillor for ward 3.
Hechter – Yakavanka – That the reeve and council of the rural municipality of Mossey River in accepting the resignation of Mr. Bickle as councillor for ward 3 do so with the deepest regret but in view of the fact that he is leaving the council and his home in order to volunteer his services on behalf of Canada and the Empire we part with his valuable services here with pride and wish him a safe return.
[1 line missing] – be authorized to purchase a wristwatch and have it engraved to read as follows: “Presented by the Municipality of Mossey River to Councillor Charles H. Bickle.”
Yakavanka – Namaka – That Coun. Yakavanka for letting and inspecting work $19.75 be passed.
Yakavanka – Namaka – That the accounts as recommended by the finance committee be passed.
Reid – Hunt – That the council adjourn to meet at Fork River at the call of the reeve.

1915 Sep 16 – Fork River

Mr. T. Barnard, plasterer, returned to Dauphin on Wednesday, having finished his contract for plastering the postoffice for Mr. W. King.
There has been considerable rustling around for twine at the tail end of cutting one of the largest crops ever seen here. It takes from three to four pounds of twine to the acre. At the present prices put forward by the market manipulators the farmers will receive very little profit for their labour. Frost is reported in some quarters.
Mr. Wm. Murray, officer C.P.A., of Dauphin, and Nurse Hutchinson, of Sifton, have returned from a trip east of the lake with a child. Mr. Murray left for Dauphin on Wednesday’s train.
Mr. Frank Rosnowski was taken to the Dauphin Hospital, he having been injured by a bridge.
Mr. G.W. O’Neil arrived from Sewell and is renewing acquaintances for a few days.
Mr. A.J. Sngelgrove and family have moved to Winnipegosis for the winter.
Mr. Forrester, of Yorkton, has arrived and will take charge of the Northern elevator. He has moved his family here and rented Mr. Snelgrove’s house for the present.
Mrs. J. Rice has returned from Dauphin, where she had been consulting a physician. She has been on the sick list lately. We all trust she will soon recover.
Mr. Schuchett, merchant, and Mr. Camur, his assistant, spent a few days in Dauphin last attending the Jewish New Year.
Mrs. W. Allan, of Grandview, visited her daughter, Mrs. T. Dewberry lately.
Private Max King, of the 1st Battalion returned to Sewell after spending a month with visiting his parents.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Aug 15 – 1912

1912 Aug 15 – Appointed Manager of Fish Hatchery

Joseph Grenon, one of the oldest fishermen on Lake Winnipegosis, has been appointed manager of the fish hatchery, which is located on Snake Island. Mr. Grenon’s appointment dates from August first.

1912 Aug 15 – Damage at Gilbert Plains

A hail storm passed over Gilbert Plains on Sunday night and did much damage in the vicinity of the town and covered about two miles in width by eight in length.

1912 Aug 15 – Gypsies For Dauphin

A dispatch from Gretna, Man., states that a large party of Syrian gypsies crossed the international boundary at that point from the United States Saturday, and continued their journey northward at noon. They were heading for the Dauphin district. There were seven caravans, 25 people, and a large number of horses. The gypsies had no difficulty in passing the immigration officials, as they were plentifully supplied with money and goods.
From what can be learned the party will locate on the east side of the lake where they will take up homesteads. They are expected to reach town by the latter end of the week.

1912 Aug 15 – Fork River

Miss Alice and Herman Godkin left the early part of the week on a trip to Saskatchewan.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams were visitors to the Dauphin fair.
S. Bailey, F. Cooper, and W.R. Bell returned Saturday from attending the Dauphin exhibition.
Bishop McCartney of All Saints’, and Prof. T. Biggs of Mowat Academy, took a trip south on business.
Mrs. N. Little and daughter Grace, are taking a short vacation.
Mr. Maxim of Winnipeg, spent a week looking over the district. He is well pleased with this part and intends returning shortly with his family. There is plenty of good land within a short distance of the village waiting for settlers.
John O’Neil and family, of Rainy River, returned home after spending a week with Postmaster Lacey of Oak Brae.
Mrs. Peter Robinson spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. D. Robinson on the Mossey River.
Mr. McAuley, traveller for the Massey Co., was here a few days on business.
A remark was overheard the other day that our Municipality was run rather loose. On July 5th, our health officer’s attention was drawn to the rubbish dumped a few yards from the Orange Hall. We were promised it would be attended to at once, but we are sorry to say nothing has been done as yet. Ten days after a ratepayer notified the council and they instructed the clerk to notify the health officer. A month has passed and nothing has been done. At the same meeting a by-law was passed presenting the said gentleman with $600 a year. We don’t object doing a fair thing, but in the name of justice let’s have something for it and not be told gone to Winnipeg, Duck Bay or Hong Kong. There is also a by-law against bulls running at large all summer. On numerous occasions complaints have been made. The head beadle remarked that they will have to erect a stable, but at the present rate of going probably nothing will be done. Great Caeasar this is comforting to men who look after their animals. Not long ago Government engineers were up here to lay out roads and make profiles which cost the Municipality a handsome sum of money. Our commissioners instead of following engineers’ instructions make roads so narrow that a man with a wheelbarrow had to wait at cross roads to let a buggy by coming in the opposite direction. Say they dog by-laws are peaches. Have one for every month in the year. What’s the matter Winnipegosis?

Re. the writeup of the Mowat picnic in last week’s Herald and Press. The remarks re certain individuals in Fork River wishing the picnic to be a failure were certainly very uncharitable whoever the writer was as for there being a shortage of lemons that was up to the general manager. Concerning freezers they could have been had as usual for the asking. This is supposed to be a free country and surely people can suit themselves about going to such places without being called to account by some evil thinking person like the writer of the Mowat article.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Apr 9 – 1914

1914 Apr 9 – Mossey River Council

The Council met at Fork River on March 24th, all the members present. The clerk having read the minutes of the last meeting they were adopted as read on motion of Coun. Toye and Robertson.
Communications were read from the Highway Commissioner, the rural municipality of Dauphin, the solicitors and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
Petitions were presented by Bicton Heath School district re improvement of road to school; the settlers in the north-eastern corner of the municipality praying for a bridge across German Creek and from ratepayers in the south-eastern portion of the municipality asking for the completion of the boundary bridge.
Robertson-Hunt – That all bridges under construction be completed as soon as possible.
Hunt-Bickle – That T.N. Briggs’ tender for the completion of the Basham Bridge be accepted.
Hunt-Toye – That the public works committee take steps to have piles driven for a bridge across German Creek, between section 9 and 16, tp. 30, rge. 17, he settlers having agreed to furnish piles and caps and also to assist with the works.
Richardson-Hunt – That T.N. Briggs be engaged to oversee the driving of the piles for the bridge over German Creek and that he be paid $3.00 per day while engaged in the work.
Hunt-Bickle – That Geo. O’Neil be paid for his work on the boundary bridge as soon as the public works committee report to the clerk that the work is complete according to contract.
Bickle-Hechter – That the plan prepared by G.A. Warrington, M.L.S., of a roadway through the S.E. 4-31-18, be approved.
Hunt-Richardson – That the clerk procure a carload of three inch tamarac plank as soon as possible; all plank to be 16. Ft. long and six thousand to be 10 inches wide, delivered at Fork River.
Hunt-Richardson – That the corduroy, on the township line between townships 30 and 31, rge. 19, be covered with earth and that the municipality pay fifty percent of the cost, the other fifty percent to be paid for equally by wards 2 and 3.
Toye-Robertson – That Coun. Hunt and Bickle be authorized to let the work mentioned in the previous resolution.
Bickle-Hechter – That the clerk be instructed to pay C.E. Bailey balance of account, which was presented at last meeting.
Hunt-Richardson – That the clerk write the C.N.R. re the putting of culvert through the railway half a mile north of Mossey River School.
Hechter-Toye – That any member of the council wishing to attend Good Roads convention, at Dauphin, shall be considered a delegate from this municipality.
Toye-Hunt – That the accounts presented and recommended by the finance committee for the meeting of Feb. 12th and March 24th be paid.
A by-law re roadway through S.E. 4-31-18, was passed; also a by-law authorizing the taking of a vote in the school district of Winnipegosis, on a by-law of that district to borrow $20000 for the purpose of building a new school.
Toye-Robertson. That the council adjourn to meet at Fork River on April 20th.

1914 Apr 9 – Fork River

Mr. T. Burns, government inspector, was here looking over the ground and getting particulars re placing a stallion. This is the right move. Let us improve our stock.
Mr. D.F. Wilson has returned from attending the Hood Roads convention at Dauphin last week. He reports a fine gathering and excellent address. Mossey River will help push the good work along.
The Conservatives of Fork River met in the municipal officer on March 30th for organization purposes. President King called the meeting to order and D. Kennedy acted as secretary. Considerable business was transacted, after which the following officers were elected. President, W. King; vice, A. Hunt; secretary, D.F. Wilson, A strong committee was also appointed.
Mr. Alex Reader, of Saskatchewan, is visiting with friends at Mowat Centre. Alex is of the opinion that all work and no rest is hard on a fellow. We agree with him providing a fellow can get time to take a holiday.
We are sorry to learn our old friend George Tilt is under the weather. We trust he will soon be able to be around again.
Rev. Canon Jeffery, of Winnipeg, will preach in All Saints’ Anglican Church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April the 19th. Holy Communion and Baptismal service will be held.
Mr. Thomas Whale, merchant of Winnipegosis, was a visitor here for a short time.
Mrs. C. Beck, who was ill with pneumonia, died on Monday. Mr. Williams, of All Saints’, held the burial service in the church. There was a large number present.
We are pleased to hear Mr. Leo Beck will soon be around again after his illness.
Mrs. D. Wilson, has returned from a month’s visit at Dauphin.
The annual meeting of the Woman’s Auxiliary was held in All Saints’ Church on the 25th. After the general business the treasurer’s report was read. The following officers were elected: president, Mrs. W. King; vice, Mrs. A. Rowe; secretary, Mrs. F.F. Hafenbrak; treasurer, Mr. King. The Auxiliary is making progress and the finances are in good shape. The next meeting will be held at the president’s home.
We noticed Mr. F.B. Lacey, ex-p.m. of Oak Brae, was in town last week.
Mrs. Wm. Ashmore, of Sifton, was a visitor here and attended the funeral of Mrs. Beck.
Mr. Robert Brewer, of Ashville, has purchased W. King’s registered Berkshire hog, “MacNair” which was shipped to Valley River on Friday’s train. There is still some more nice young stock left for sale. It pays to keep and breed stock.

Today in the Dauphin Herald – Mar 4 – 1915

1915 Mar 4 – Playing Joke and is Head

Swan River, Feb. 26 – J. Hoey, a homesteader living near here, is dead as the result of playing the leading part in a practical joke. He was at some distance from his shack when he saw his chum come out. He thought it would be a good joke to imitate a wolf and see what happened. He crouched down low and began to howl like a wolf. The other man immediately got his rifle and shot. The bullet struck Hoey in the thigh. He was rushed to the hospital, where the leg was amputated. The shock, however, was too much and he died shortly after.

1915 Mar 4 – Thought He Had to Carry a Broom

A Galician seeing so many on the streets this week carrying brooms, asked a citizen if this was a new war regulation. He was jocularly told it was. The man then went into a store and bought a broom and proudly walked up Main Street with the “weapon” elevated over his shoulder at 45 degrees.

1915 Mar 4 – Fork River

Mr. G. O’Neil, of Mowat, is off on a visit to Rainy River.
Miss S. Lacey has returned from a few weeks’ visit with friends at Rainy River.
Mr. Munro and daughter, of Winnipeg, are spending a short time with Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunt.
Mrs. R. McEachern spent a few days at the Lake Town lately visiting he sister, Mrs. E.J. Morris.
J. Denby and Tom Sanderson, of Winnipegosis, paid this burgh a visit on business and are looking hale and hearty after their winter up the lake fishing.
Mr. Steede, lay reader, paid a visit to Sifton in connection with church work last week.
Mr. Wm. Howitson have a dance to his many friends on Friday night in the hall. A very good time was spent.
W. King returned from attending the 43rd annual session of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Manitoba at Winnipeg, on Friday. He reports the largest meeting in the history of the lodge. Arrangements were made for entertaining the Triennial Council of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of British North America next summer.
Reeve Lacey and D.F. Wilson are attending the Trustees’ Convention at Winnipeg this week.

1915 Mar 4 – Sifton

Mr. James McAuley and Mr. Eberby of the Massey-Harris Co., were visitors in town last week.
Sid Coffey was in our midst last week and gave a good show with is moving pictures, but unfortunately there was a very poor attendance. Cheer up, “Sid,” better luck next time.
Mr. Oliver Abraham has been busy hauling wheat to the elevator for the last few days. He is putting about two carloads through the elevator. We trust he will be successful in getting a top price as the wheat is of good quality.
There was half a carload of cattle shipped out of here this week. We would like to know what has become of Robt. Brewer this last week or two. Surely his smiling face would be welcomed back again.
Mr. Walters, Mr. Kitt and Mr. Onlette, of this burgh, visited the Grain Growers Association concert and dance at Fairville last Friday and report having had a good time.

1915 Mar 4 – Winnipegosis

Mrs. J.P. Grenon is in Winnipeg undergoing an operation.
J. Denby, Wm. Denby, Sr., and W. Johnson, are Winnipeg visitors this week.
Mr. Chas. Stewart, of Dauphin, was in town on business, and left on Friday’s train.
Government officials, Sweny and Taylor, were here on Friday inspecting the works.
Mrs. Jack Denby has been on the sick list for a few days, but is around again.
Mrs. Theo Johnston left on Monday for Dauphin to visit Mr. and Mrs. King.
Mr. Ed. Morris left for Dauphin on Friday’s train.
Mrs. Wm. Williams, of Fork River, is a visitor in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Himie Cohen, of Winnipeg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. Hechter this week.
Jim McInnes had a run for his life on Friday evening. A call was made to the rink that there was a deuce of a rumpus at the hotel, and, of course, Jim can home on the bound to settle the dispute, but to his surprise he found about 25 o 40 lads and lassies waiting for him and Mrs. McInnes in parlour. On their entering the brunch demanded the dining room cleared out, which was done in short order. It being Mr. McInnes’ birthday a dance was enjoyed till the wee sma’ hours of the morning. Jim has not given his age away yet, imitating the ladies in this respect.