100 Years Ago: Men Between 16 and 60 Must Work, Call for Citizens to Pray and Attend Church, Theatre Fare Advertised, Private Clifford Gunn Welcomed in Madoc Masonic Hall, Lieut. A. Kelso Roberts Missing

The Intelligencer April 6, 1918 (page 1)

“Everyone Between 16 and 60 Must Engage in Useful Work. Ottawa. An order-in-Council to suppress idleness has been adopted by the Government. It provides that every male person shall be regularly engaged in some useful occupation, with the exception of persons under sixteen years of age and over sixty, or physically unfit, or a student or temporarily unemployed. …  There are careful provisions against employers using this regulation as a club over the heads of strikers, as these are specifically exempted.”

The Intelligencer April 6, 1918 (page 3)

“Leaders of the Empire are Calling Us to Prayer at This Time, Worship at Your Church To-morrow. Emmanual Reformed Episcopal—Rev. A. M. Hubly; John St. Presbyterian—Rev. D. C. Ramsay, B.A.; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian—Rev. A. S. Kerr, B.A.; Holloway St. Methodist—Rev. J. N. Clarry, B.A.; Tabernacle Methodist—Rev. S. C. Moore, B.A., B. D.; Bridge St. Methodist—Rev. C. T. Scott, D.D.”

The Intelligencer April 6, 1918 (page 6)

Theatre listings

“Griffin Theatre: Gus Hill’s Big Minstrels. Grand Concert, City Hall: Isolde Menges. Palace Theatre: Ethel Barrymore in ‘Life’s Whirlpool.’ Griffin Pictures: Miss Billie Burke in The Land of Promise, Valeska Surratt in A Rich Man’s Plaything. Griffin Pictures: Mabel Normand in ‘Dodging a Million,’ Jack Pickford & Louise Huff in ‘Jack & Jill.’ Palace Theatre: Theda Bara in ‘Her Greatest Love.’ ”

The Intelligencer April 6, 1918 (page 7)

“Reception to Returned Soldier. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Masonic Hall, Madoc, on Monday night to tender a hearty welcome to Pte. Clifford Gunn who has just returned from overseas. Pte. Gunn enlisted at Madoc, went overseas in October, 1916, proceeded to France where he was shell shocked at Vimy Ridge and invalided to Blighty.

Pte. Gunn, although still suffering from the effects of shell shock, is looking well. There appeared on the platform along with him his father looking his approval of Clifford’s actions and happy in the consciousness of his safe return. Madoc Band was out in full force to celebrate Clifford’s return and a hearty welcome on behalf of Madoc’s citizens was tendered.”

The Intelligencer April 6, 1918 (page 7)

“Lieut. A. Kelso Roberts. A cable received by Mrs. A. A. Roberts, who resides at 159 George St., in this city, conveyed the sad intelligence that her son, Lieut. A. Kelso Roberts, who has been on active service in the war zone, is reported as missing since March 21st. Lieut. Roberts obtained his commission from the Royal Military College at Kingston, and went overseas last September. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery in England and had been in France since New Years. His many friends in this city will hope that the more favorable news will soon be received from the popular young officer.”