100 Years Ago: Belleville Behind in Honor Flag Race, Ads for Victory Bonds, Poster for Victory Bonds, Money Is Needed, Deer Hunters Seeking Game, Harry Douglas Barnhardt Dies of Wounds, Hot Onions for Pneumonia, Ad for Sunlight Soap, Ad for Instant Postum, More Mental Cases for Cobourg, Ad for Smith Hardware Co., Ad for Belleville Burial Co., Called by Death: George Ralph Potter, Charles G. Loucks

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 1)

“Belleville Behind in Race To Win Victory Loan Honor Flag. Only $27,000 of $700,000 Objective Reached Thus Far. While the canvassers are straining every effort to reach the objective for Hastings County, the response of the citizens hasn’t been all that it could be. A great many places have already passed the objective and are proudly flying the Honor Flag. …

The honor of the city is at stake. Belleville has been first in every patriotic movement in the country so surely will be first to unfurl the Honor Flag. It is everyone’s fight so all join together and BOOST—WEAR YOUR BUTTON—and ask the other fellow or girl, where his or hers is. A man should be ashamed to walk on the street without the Victory Bond Button showing that he has done his bit to raise the Honor Flag on the City Hall. …

There are some new faces amongst the canvassers this year and they are wearing smiles, smiles, smiles. Billy McCreary has come across with $8,750 in the first two days. Dick White and Sandy White are also going some for young fellows. Last year’s canvassers are also showing up and will keep the new fellows hustling.

Deloro Foreigners. Mr. F. H. Bapty, of Deloro, who did such excellent work last year reports a rather cosmopolitan distribution of applications. Out of the nineteen subscriptions taken for the day, ten of them were foreigners and one a French Canadian, six Russians, three Austrians and one Austrian Rumanian have bought Bonds. That is the spirit that swells the total. Nearly every foreigner is buying Bonds. Surely no Canadian would be without a Bond. Buy now and boost always.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 2)

“ ’Adams. Your Investment. Can you feel the pinch? If not, keep on buying Victory Bonds. Buy till your pocket-book grows slim. Buy Victory Bonds To Your Limit. Adams The Shoeman.’

‘Save Your Eyes. Money Talks. You can’t beat the Kaiser with shouting. You can’t place Canada on a firm footing to grapple with the problems of peace with words. It’s your money that talks. Money is the sinews of war. You make your money talk when you Buy Victory Bonds. Angus McFee, Mfg. Optician.’

‘Wallbridge & Clarkes. Canadians never fail to reach their objectives so Buy Victory Bonds. Food Board Licences 8-2252—8-2253.’ ”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 3)

Poster for Victory Bonds

“One In Every Home. Subscriber Victory Loan 1918. This window card is given to every purchaser of a Victory Bond with the request that it be hung in the window at least for the duration of the campaign.

Display your card in your window. Persuade your neighbour to do the same. If you do this and you, and You and YOU—if we are all skimping, working, saving with the one end in view, to win the war—Canada’s Victory Loan 1918 must meet with overwhelming success.

Issued by Canada’s Victory Loan Committee in co-operation with the Minister of Finance of the Dominion of Canada.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 4)

“Money Is Needed. Canada needs money. To clinch the Victory for the Allies, to round out the unexampled heroism and sacrifice, Canada needs money. …  Our gallant boys overseas call for manifestations of patriotism, yes sacrifice, and how better can we do this than by lending our treasure, our gold, our silver, in sustaining the cause so dear to their and our hearts? The Government does not ask for our gifts—we would give them if it did—but it does ask every citizen to lend it all they can on undoubted security and at splendid interest rates.

Victory Bonds are the things to buy and buy until every ounce of our blood tingles with joy over helping Canada and her splendid soldiers in their perils and their triumphs.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Deer Hunters Seeking Game. The deer hunting season draws near and a number of hunters from the city and vicinity left to-day in search of these swift-footed animals, whose haunts are found in the northern part of Hastings County.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. Barnhardt Dies of His Wounds. Mr. Charles Barnhardt, residing at 20 Wharf Street, city, was yesterday in receipt of the following sad message: ‘Deeply regret to inform you Pte. Harry Douglas Barnhardt, infantry, officially reported died of wounds, 33 Casualty Clearing Station, October 21st. Gunshot wound right buttock.”

[Note: Private Harry Douglas Barnhardt died on October 21, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 364 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Hot Onions for Pneumonia. Hot onions, according to a French physician, are said to be a sure cure for pneumonia. The remedy is as follows: ‘Take six or ten onions, according to size, and chop fine, put in a large pan over a fire, then add the same quantity of rye meal and simmer enough to make a thick paste. In the meantime stir thoroughly, letting it simmer for five or ten minutes. Then put in a cotton bag large enough to cover the lungs and apply to chest as hot as the patient can bear. In about ten minutes apply another and thus continue repeating the poultices and in a few hours the patient will be out of danger. This simple remedy has never failed to cure this too often fatal malady. Usually three or four applications will be sufficient.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“True war-time economy—use Sunlight Soap. It is impossible to buy a purer soap than Sunlight. Therefore it is really the cheapest soap you can buy.

Truly—it is real war-time economy to use Sunlight Soap for the wash and about the house.

Lever Brothers Limited.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Dividends of better health and comfort are being enjoyed by thousands who have invested in Instant Postum as their regular table beverage in place of tea or coffee. Convenient. Economical. Delicious.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“More Men From Overseas. Monday night 95 mental cases passed through Kingston over the G. T. R. for Cobourg from Halifax. All are men from the western front and their condition is the result of their awful experiences in fighting the cruel and brutal Hun. The train had 97 guards on board.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Help to end it sooner & Buy Victory Bonds. Smith Hardware Co.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 6)

“Belleville Burial Co., Undertakers. When in need of the services of an Undertaker, why not employ the most skilled Funeral Directors and Embalmers you can get?

Leave all your arrangements with us and you will receive every attention which is due you at such times. With regard to prices, our motto is: ‘Better Goods, Better Service, For Less Money’ than you can get elsewhere.

Imlah & Armstrong, Managers. 14 Campbell Street. Phone, Day and Night, 774.”

The Intelligencer October 30, 1918 (page 6)

“Called by Death: ‘Pte. Geo. R. Potter. Yesterday afternoon, Pte. George Ralph Potter, a member of the First Depot Battalion in this city died from an attack of pneumonia. Deceased was 33 years of age and was born at Blairton, but had previous to enlistment been employed at Trenton. He was a married man. The body was taken to the Belleville Burial Company’s Undertaking rooms and prepared for interment. This afternoon a military funeral took place to Belleville Cemetery.’

[Note: Private George Ralph Potter died on October 29, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 487 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

‘Chas. G. Loucks. Mr. Charles G. Loucks passed away last night at his late home on the Madoc Road, Thurlow Township after a brief illness. Pneumonia was the cause of the death. In the year 1864 deceased was born in Thurlow Township where he had resided all his life. In religion he was a Methodist. A widow, three sons and five daughters survive. The sons are Kenneth of Kingston, Gerald and Charles of Thurlow. The daughters are Mrs. Diefenderfer of N. Y., Mrs. E. Tillerean of Stirling, Mrs. H. Robinson, and Misses Grace and Gladys of Thurlow.’ ”