100 Years Ago: Two 254th Men in Each Trenton Poolroom, Knitting Circle Meets

The Intelligencer January 16, 1917 (page 1)

“The 254th (Hastings and Prince Edward Counties) Battalion is introducing a novel method to aid recruiting here. They have secured permission from the proprietors of the pool-rooms here to place a desk in each pool room with two men stationed there to plead with young men to join the battalion. Some of the leading citizens have volunteered to assist and will make short recruiting speeches to the players and assist the recruiting men in the poolrooms.”

The Intelligencer January 16, 1917 (page 2)

“The R. T. of T. Knitting Circle held their first meeting of the year Friday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Maston, William street, with an unusually good attendance. A number of ‘Overseas’ letters were read, showing how much our boys appreciate the socks we are forwarding regularly.”

[Note: R. T. of T. = Royal Templars of Temperance.]