100 Years Ago: Patriotic Association, Merchants’ Home Guard

The Intelligencer September 5, 1914 (page 1)

“A public subscription list has been opened for the purposes of this association and subscriptions will be received by the Treasurer, R. Tannahill, Manager, at the Bank of Montreal. It is hoped that there will be a generous and prompt response to this appeal as the needs are urgent.

Many of the citizens have sent word that they would subscribe various sums payable at from $20 a month to 25 cents per month, for a specified period or during the continuation of the war as may be required. In several business houses and offices the members of the staffs are making up united monthly payments in the name of their respective groups.”

The Intelligencer September 5, 1914 (page 1)

“The local Retail Merchants’ Association will form a company of the Home Guards. All retail merchants and senior clerks are requested to be present at a preliminary drill on Monday evening in the Armouries.”