100 Years Ago: Bond Issue for Small Investors, John Miller Wounded

The Intelligencer October 6, 1916 (page 1)

“Second Bond Issue Planned for Small Canadian Investors. Ottawa. It is understood that the Government intends to offer bonds of denominations from ten dollars up, which can be purchased through the banks, and on which an interest of approximately five per cent will be earned, redeemable in five years. …

The issue of the bonds of small denominations is designed to attract investment for several hundred thousand men and women who have comparatively small amounts to invest in something that will both be safe and patriotic.”

The Intelligencer October 6, 1916 (page 2)

“Another Belleville Boy Is Wounded. Mrs. E. Miller, residing on Dunbar street, Belleville, this morning received an official message from the Record Office, Ottawa, stating that her son, Pte. John Miller, was on September 28th, admitted to the Southampton Hospital, England, suffering from gunshot wound in chest.

The young private above referred to enlisted in the 21st Kingston Battalion, with other Belleville boys. He left for overseas in May, 1915, and had been in the trenches for some time. His many friends in Belleville will hope that the wound received is not of a serious nature. Miss Lila Miller, a sister of the unfortunate young soldier, is an employee of the Intelligencer Office.”