100 Years Ago: Ontario to Observe Anniversary of War, Ad for Hydro Irons, Teddy Townsend Killed in Action

The Intelligencer July 31, 1918 (page 1)

“Ontario to Observe Anniversary of War. Sunday, August 4, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war has been set aside by proclamation of the Lieutenant-Governor, at the request of the Dominion Government, as a day to be observed in commemoration of the entrance of the British Empire into the war for liberty and civilization.

The proclamation urges the solemn observation of the day by the calling of public meetings throughout the province at which the following resolution is to be submitted and adopted:

‘That on this the fourth anniversary of the declaration of a righteous war, this meeting of the citizens of ————— records its inflexible determination to continue to a victorious end the struggle in maintenance of those ideals of liberty and justice which are the common and sacred cause of the allies.’ ”

The Intelligencer July 31, 1918 (page 6)

Hydro Irons

“Save Coal and Wood in Ironing. Conservation is the war-time warning. Coal is scarce, and cars for shipping it are needed for other purposes. The lack of coal will make wood scarce and dearer.

Make Tuesday a Coal-Less Day. Iron with Hydro. Save coal, save yourself, do better ironing.

Hydro irons are made to the specifications of our engineers. Strong in every part, of proper weight, give greatest heat at the point and have a cool, hand-resting handle. Price $4.50. Guaranteed 5 years.

Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. For Sale by The Hydro Shop.”

The Intelligencer July 31, 1918 (page 7)

“Teddy Townsend Killed. Ed. J. Townsend, familiarly known as Teddy Townsend, who enlisted with the 12th Battalion, Canadian Engineers, is reported killed in action. His mother who resides on Donald street, will have the sympathy of all.”

[Note: Private Edward James Townsend died on July 20, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 514 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]