100 Years Ago: All Canadian Butter Commandeered by Government, Ad for Dr. Chase’s Nerve Food, Donald McKenzie Waters Wounded

The Intelligencer October 1, 1918 (page 5)

“All Canadian Butter Is Commandeered by Government. Ottawa. All creamery butter made in the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, between the 30th day of September and the 9th day of November, 1918, both days inclusive, will be commandeered under the authority of an order-in-council passed yesterday.

The reason for this action is that Great Britain and her allies need Canadian creamery butter. The British Ministry of Food urgently asks Canada to increase her shipments of creamery butter. …  The order-in-council puts Canadian consumers on a creamery butter allowance of two pounds of butter per person per month, as compared with the half-pound allowance in Great Britain.”

The Intelligencer October 1, 1918 (page 5)

Ad for Dr. Chase's Nerve Food“The Dreaded Message. It is the women that have suffered most in this terrible war—’For men must work / And women must weep.’

The strain has been both severe and long, and the result is an alarming increase in diseases of the nerves.

The building up of an exhausted nervous system is oftentimes a somewhat tedious process, but with the persistent use of Dr. Chase’s Nerve Food you can be sure that restoration is both natural and lasting.

Get out into the fresh air as much as possible. Seek the companionship of healthy, cheerful people and depend on this food cure to enrich the blood and supply to the depleted nerve cells the nourishment essential for their restoration.”

The Intelligencer October 1, 1918 (page 5)

“Acting Capt. Waters Wounded. An official message was received this morning from the Director of Records by Mr. D. M. Waters, stating that his son, Lieut. and Acting Captain Donald McKenzie Waters, artillery, was admitted to No. 5 British Red Cross Hospital, at Winnereaux on September 28, with gunshot wound in the head, severe.

Capt. Waters enlisted in 1916 and trained with an artillery unit at Kingston and Petawawa. Upon entering upon active service in France he was transferred to the trench mortar division in which he rendered valuable service to the Empire. To-day is his twenty-fourth birthday. His many friends trust that he will have a speedy recovery.”