100 Years Ago: Argument Over Conscription, Ad for Fry’s Cocoa, Benjamin Howard Wounded

The Intelligencer June 22, 1917 (page 3)

“Argument Over Conscription. At 2.15 this morning the police answered a call to a Chinese restaurant in this city, where it was alleged two men who were being provided with a lunch, were quarrelling. Upon investigation it was learned that two men became engaged in a heated argument over conscription. …  Upon arrival of the police the argument was discontinued, and no trouble resulted.”

The Intelligencer June 22, 1917 (page 6)

“Fry’s. A Fatigue Duty. The nurse who is ‘just ready to drop’ will find a wonderful stimulant in FRY’S delicious Cocoa. Of course it feeds every tired muscle—it nourishes bone and nerve—but it really does more.

FRY’S possesses in full measure that subtle ‘spirit of cocoa’—theobromine—which is one of the most beneficial stimulants known. So you see FRY’S is a tonic as well as a nourishing food.”

The Intelligencer June 22, 1917 (page 8)

“Thurlow Boy Wounded. Mrs. Nelson Howard, Thurlow, received word last week from Ottawa that her son, Corp. Benjamin was wounded.

Ottawa, June 11, 1917. Mrs. Nelson Howard, Zion Hill, Thurlow. Cable received to-day states Corp. Benjamin Howard, infantry, officially reported wounded. Remaining on duty May 3, 1917. Director of Records.”