100 Years Ago: Patriotic Societies Request Soldiers’ Addresses, Ad for Hydro Electric Irons

The Intelligencer September 20, 1917 (page 3)

“Address Wanted. Belleville Patriotic societies desire to secure a correct list of officers and soldiers from this vicinity who are serving overseas, whether in hospital or on the firing line, and relatives will confer a favor by sending the addresses to the Intelligencer office as soon as possible.”

The Intelligencer September 20, 1917 (page 6)

“If We Could Save 1/7 the Coal Consumption in Ontario—If we could even leave the range cold for one day per week, we could divert many thousands of tons of fuel to more needed uses.

Ironing Day May Be Coal-Less by the use of the Hydro electric iron, backed by Hydro power. It will mean not only co-operation with a war government, but a less tiring day, a successful ironing easily done.

Hydro irons are the best. Made from plans which call for the elimination of every weakness. They cost but $4.00 and we are so sure of their strength that we guarantee them for 5 years of use.

Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. Go to your Hydro shop and get a demonstration to-day.”