100 Years Ago: School Children’s Matinee of Britain Prepared, 15th Reserve Needs Men

The Intelligencer June 10, 1916 (page 2)

Chrildren's matinee009“Britain Prepared. A Special School Children’s Matinee will be given on Tuesday at 3.45 P.M. Special Admission for Children 10¢.

The Intelligencer, in bringing the official moving pictures of The Imperial Government, BRITAIN PREPARED, to Belleville, realized the educational value to school children, and it is with great pleasure we announce that arrangements have been completed with the local School Boards whereby School children wishing to see the pictures will be excused at 3.30 P.M. on Tuesday to see them, if they ask their teachers.

Every loyal citizen in Belleville owes it to himself and to his children to see them. The impression will be life long.”

The Intelligencer June 10, 1916 (page 3)

“15th Reserve. Instead of taking up drill last night those in attendance had target practice in the shooting gallery. Some remarkably good scores were made. The ‘Reserve shots’ are ready for the ‘Rifle Association’ at any time.

There should be better attendances of the members. The number who have joined is over 150 and every man should turn out. Drill every Tuesday and Friday evenings by competent instructors. ‘Home and Country’ and ‘Britisher’ can come along and swell the numbers and use the energy expended in writing letters and suggesting other organizations in boosting the Reserve which has every requisite to fill his propositions except the number of men to turn out to drill.

We need no conscription only the active patriotic efforts of our citizens. Be on hand Tuesday evening next. J.F. Wills, Mayor.”