100 Years Ago: Two Belleville Soldiers Wounded, Successful Garden Party, Ad for Victor Records, Arthur McGlashon Wounded, Poster for Train Delivery of Fruit

The Intelligencer September 1, 1917 (page 2)

“Reported Wounded. Mrs. R. A. F. Edyvean, residing at 46 Hillcrest avenue, Belleville, has received a message that her husband has been wounded. He enlisted and left this city with the 155th Battalion.

Pte. Vance Wounded. Mrs. William Vance, Canifton Rd., Belleville, is in receipt of the following telegram, which refers to her son. Wm. Vance, Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you, 636328 Pte. Wilbert Norman Vance, infantry, officially reported admitted to Third Australian General Hospital Abbeville, Aug. 16th, 1917. Gunshot wound face. Will send further particulars when received. Director of Records.”

The Intelligencer September 1, 1917 (page 2)

“Successful Garden Party. Under the auspices of the Royal Templars Knitting Circle, a garden party was held last evening on the lawn of Mr. Robert Anderson, 43 Hillside street, Belleville. A large number were present and heartily engaged the proceedings.

The 15th band was present and furnished an entertaining programme. Booths provided with ice cream, soft drinks, candies, etc., were liberally patronized. The grounds tastily decorated with flags and electric lights, presented an attractive appearance. A goodly sum was realized for a worthy object.

The Intelligencer September 1, 1917 (page 3)

“ ‘Oh Joy! Oh Boy! Where Do We Go From Here?’ to the nearest ‘His Master’s Voice’ dealer to select our new records from the list of September Victor Records Just Out Today.

Goodbye Broadway, Hello France. Where Do We Go From Here? Along the Way to Waikiki. My Hawaii (You’re Calling Me).

Ziegfeld Follies. Midnight Frolic. Mother, Dixie and You.

There are nearly 85 others to choose from. Hear them at any ‘His Master’s Voice’ dealers. W. H. Lattimer, 234 Front Street. Doyle’s Drug Store, 223 Front Street.”

The Intelligencer September 1, 1917 (page 7)

“Wounded in Action. Sergt. James McGlashon, caretaker of the Belleville armouries, has received the following telegram which relates to his son. Sergt. James McGlashon, Armouries, Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you 412076, Sergt. Arthur Edward McGlashon, infantry, officially reported admitted 22 casualty clearing station, August 22nd, 1917, gunshot wound in left thigh and jaw. Will send further particulars when received. Director of Records.

Sergt. McGlashon enlisted on January 17th, 1915, with the 39th Battalion of this city, and went overseas with that unit. In England he was for some time instructor of musketry and later was transferred to the 46th South Saskatchewan Battalion to which he was attached when wounded. He was for some time a Sergt. of the 15th Battalion of this city. Another brother is in the trenches.”

The Intelligencer September 1, 1917 (page 12)

“Carry Canadian Fruit to Million Homes. University Girls in the Orchards. Loading Fruit Train. National Service. The Fruit Special.

Canada’s fruit crop must be utilized to the fullest extent this year to relieve the pressure upon other sources of food supply. Government authorities, the transportation companies and the growers are co-operating with this end in view. University and high school girls are taking the place of men who have gone to the front in the work of gathering in the crop, giving up their vacations to toil from morn till eve in the orchards.

In order to bring the fruit to the consumer in the best of condition the Canadian Express Company is operating over the Grand Trunk lines each day a special train from the Niagara Peninsula carrying fruit only. This train which begins its run in the early afternoon at St. Catharines, Ont., is made up of the most modern type of express cars specially adapted for carrying fruit, having the maximum of ventilation. There is an average of twelve of these cars on the fruit special each day.

The fruit is picked in the early part of the day and is carried from the orchards to special sheds erected at each of the fruit shipping points. These sheds being kept scrupulously clean and free from dust. This special train service makes it possible to place the fruit on the consumers table within twenty-four hours of its being picked.”