100 Years Ago: Two More Gasless Sundays, Depot Battalion in Belleville, No Epidemic of Flu in Belleville, Lieut. William Henry Freeman Ketcheson Returns, Michael James Callahan Wounded, Letter of Sympathy for William Hunter’s Mother, Poster for Saving Money

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 1)

“Gasless Sunday for Two Weeks More. Ottawa. Gasless Sundays are to continue for two weeks more. The Fuel Controller informed G. A. McNamee, secretary of the Automobile Club of Canada, that he had been in communication with the United States authorities relative to the supply of gasoline, and that the voluntary restriction regarding Sunday motoring would be continued for about two weeks more. He asks all Canadian motorists to adopt a singular courage and refrain from using their cars for two more Sundays.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 2)

“The balance of the Depot Battalion left the city and camp Thursday for Belleville and are now quartered in the Armories and the city hall there. About 250 in all including Lt.-Col. Smart and staff were in the contingent. It is said that the battalion will possibly remain in Belleville for the entire winter and the officers have moved their families with this intention. It is also said that they will not be among those who may return to occupy the new barracks now being built at Barriefield.—Kingston Standard.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 5)

“No Epidemic Here. Dr. Yeomans, Medical Officer of Health, is closely watching the local situation as regards influenza. Thus far a few cases of influenza have developed, but there is no occasion for alarm. Should there be any signs of an epidemic here prompt action will be taken to close places of public assembly and isolate the cases.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 5)

“Returned from England. Lieut. W. H. F. Ketcheson, son of ex-Mayor Ketcheson of this city, arrived home this afternoon from England. Some two months ago he left Canada on escort duty with a military draft for overseas duty. Previous to this Lieut. Ketcheson had been in France for 26 months and had been invalided home.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. Callaghan Wounded. Mrs. Ann Callahan, 141 Pinnacle Street, has received official notification that Pte. Michael J. Callahan, infantry, is dangerously ill at the Fourth General Hospital, Dannes-Camiers, France, where he was taken September 30, with gunshot wound in left leg. Pte. Callahan enlisted on January 4, 1916 and proceeded overseas on May 13, 1916, with the 80th Battalion. After three months of training in England he went to France and has been in the trenches since Sept. 1st, 1916. Pte. Callahan was well known and highly esteemed by his many friends, who all hope for his speedy recovery.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 5)

“Soldier’s Comrades Express Sympathy. The following letter was received by Mrs. Jas. Hunter, who resides at 180 James Street. The letter is in connection with the death of Pte. W. Hunter, who made the supreme sacrifice on Sept. 1st.

Mrs. James Hunter, 180 James Street, Belleville, Ont. Dear Mrs. Hunter,—It is with great regret that I have to advise you of your son’s death. He died with his face to the enemy at the Battle of Arras, a brave man and good soldier. His comrades in the company join me in expressing their deep sympathy with you. Yours very truly, C. Carmichael, Lieut.”

The Intelligencer October 5, 1918 (page 7)

“An Advertisement by Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens is one of the world’s great teachers.

The saving of a part of one’s income was always a good policy. Prudent men and women have always maintained a margin of saving.

If Charles Dickens were writing to Canadians to-day he would probably give us advice to this effect: ‘No matter what percentage of your annual income you have previously saved, your efforts to-day should be to save more. The advantage of so doing is threefold: By the practice of economy you conserve the material and labor which must be devoted to the grim task before us; you cultivate the priceless habit of thrift; you gather more and more money to lend to the Nation for the prosecution of the war to a quick and certain Victory.’

Published under the authority of the Minister of Finance of Canada.”