100 Years Ago: Ad for O’Keefe’s Imperial Beers, Capt. Edwin Arnold Adams Wounded, Last Chance for Deserters, Halston Women’s Institute Garden Party, Mayor’s Warning About Coal

The Intelligencer August 17, 1918 (page 5)

Advert for O'Keefe's Imperial Beers

“Malt and Hops for Health and Vigor. O’Keefe’s Imperial Beers: Ale, Lager, Stout. O’Keefe’s Imperial brews are prepared to conform strictly to the legal requirements and enable every person to increase health and vigor by the daily use of a beverage that is delightful to the palate and convenient in every way for family use.

Canada Food Board L-102.”

The Intelligencer August 17, 1918 (page 7)

“Capt. E. A. Adams Wounded. Mrs. Adams, wife of Lt.-Col. Adams of Picton, has received word that their son, Capt. Edwin Arnold Adams of the infantry, was admitted to the British Red Cross Hospital at Rouen, France, on August 8th, suffering from severe gunshot wound in the ankle.

Capt. Adams has served with distinction in the war. He is the only child of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Adams and enlisted with the 39th Battalion. Since going overseas he has been on active service almost continuously. Some time ago he was wounded but returned to active service again after a short time. Col. Adams has also been to France for some time past.”

The Intelligencer August 17, 1918 (page 7)

“Chance for Deserters. It is hoped that all outstanding absentees and deserters in Military District No. 3 will take advantage of the opportunity given them to escape punishment by reporting for duty not later than the 24th instant. This chance is afforded them by the Governor-General’s proclamation of August 1st.

Those who report for duty up to 24th August will be free from punishment, and such of them as are entitled to it will be given harvest or other leave. Absentees and deserters failing to report during the period of amnesty must understand that they have no clemency to hope for. Instructions have already been received at District Headquarters to try by court martial and inflict severe penalties upon all outstanding absentees and deserters apprehended after 24th August, 1918.”

The Intelligencer August 17, 1918 (page 7)

“Successful Red Cross Function. Under the auspices of the ladies of Halston Women’s Institute, there was held on Wednesday evening in the school grounds at Mount Pleasant Church, one of the most enjoyable and profitable garden parties of the season. The cash receipts were over $200.

The Sulphide Band furnished excellent music and the general programme was of a high character. Those participating were Misses Lawrenson, Hamilton, Pitman and Messrs. Gowe and Parks. A very instructive address was delivered by Col. E. D. O’Flynn. Mr. John Elliott acted as Chairman. The meeting was brought to a close by singing the National Anthem and cheers for the ladies of the local branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society.”

The Intelligencer August 17, 1918 (page 7)

“Mayor’s Warning. Mayor Platt states that he has been officially notified that the allotment of coal for the city of Belleville will fall far short of the usual amount this year, and he wishes to warn the citizens to lay in as large a supply of wood as they possibly can or there will be severe suffering in the city this winter.”