100 Years Ago: Food Dealers Under License, Marriage Certificates to Be Carried, Claude Caverley Wounded, First Depot Battalion Leaves Belleville, Musical to Be Presented at City Hall

The Intelligencer March 7, 1918 (page 1)

“Dealers In Food Being Brought Under License. The license system of the Canada Food Board is being rapidly extended to all dealers in foodstuffs. It will be illegal to transact business in any of the following trades after the dates given below, except under license from the Food Board:

Produce Wholesalers, March 15, 1918; Produce Commission Merchants, March 15, 1918; Produce Brokers, March 15, 1918; Wholesale Grocer, April 1, 1918; Wholesale Grocery Jobber, April 1, 1918; Wholesale Grocery Commission Agent, April 1, 1918; Whole Grocery Broker, April 1, 1918; Retail Grocer, May 1, 1918; Retail Butcher, Retail Baker, Retail Produce Dealer, Retail Flour and Feed Dealer, Retail Fruit and Vegetable Dealer, Retail Fish Dealer, May 15, 1918.

Every effort is being made to furnish all wholesale and retail dealers in food and food products with forms of application by mail, but any failure to receive such notice will not be deemed a good and sufficient reason for neglect to obtain the necessary license by the dates given above.”

The Intelligencer March 7, 1918 (page 2)

“Military Notes. Every married man between the ages of 20 and 34 should carry his marriage certificate from now on, for he may be challenged on the street or in any public place. Single men just under 20 or just over 34, who might appear to be within class 1, should also carry birth certificates.”

The Intelligencer March 7, 1918 (page 7)

“Reported Wounded. In today’s casualty list appears the name of Private C. Caverley of Canifton, who is officially reported as wounded. The unfortunate young man is the son of Mr. Charles Caverley, clerk of Thurlow township.”

The Intelligencer March 7, 1918 (page 7)

“Soldiers Left for Kingston. The remaining members of the First Depot Battalion who have been in this city for some weeks, were today transferred to Kingston, under command of Capt. K. G. Lech. At first the company totalled upwards of 200 men but was reduced to 80 by reasons of drafts being sent to an eastern training station. Soldiers from Peterboro joined the local soldiers here and proceeded with them to Kingston.”

The Intelligencer March 7, 1918 (page 7)

“The Key to Jack Canuck’s Treasure Will Be Found at the City Hall To-Night—For the Boys Over There. ‘The Key to Jack Canuck’s Treasure House’ will be presented at the City Hall this evening by a company of sixty including the cute and clever kiddies who take a prominent part in the production. The entertainment is largely musical with catchy choruses and solos, and is well worthy of patronage besides being for patriotic purposes and under the auspices of the Victory War Club.

Remember it’s for the soldiers and pack the City Hall.”