100 Years Ago: Paper Costs, Armistice Delegates Leave Berlin, Victory Loan Picture Show, Norman Cecil Reid Wounded, Poster for Victory Bonds, Helped the Sick, Morley Louis Ackerman Wounded, Christmas Comforts, Poster for Victory Bonds

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 1)

“Getting Back Three Million Dollars. The Paper Controller for Canada a few weeks ago added $12 a ton to the price of news print paper—the kind used in printing The Intelligencer. This addition, following closely upon several previous increases authorized by the Paper Controller, has meant to Canadian newspaper publishers a total increased, publishing cost, in the matter of paper alone, in the past eighteen months, of three million dollars! This very considerable sum Canadian publishers must recover from their customers, their readers and advertisers.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 1)

“Armistice Delegates Leave Berlin For Western Front. Special Despatch to Intelligencer, Canadian Press, Limited.

Amsterdam, Nov. 6.—(By Associated Press)—A German armistice delegation left Berlin this afternoon for the western front.

Confirmed by Berlin. Berlin, via London, Nov. 6.—(3 p.m.)—An official statement issued here today says: ‘A German delegation to conclude an armistice and take up peace negotiations has left for the western front.’ ”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 1)

“Victory Loan Picture Show Will Be Repeated To-night. Fully 2,000 people assembled last night in front of Griffin’s Palace Theatre on Front Street to view the Victory Loan films, which are being shown by the Griffin Amusement Co. for the Victory Loan Committee. Very great interest was shown in the pictures. They were excellent films and the sentiments expressed were very appealing to patriotic Canadians. …

The subject matter of the pictures was strictly pertaining to the war. Large battle scenes were screened showing the Germans in defeat, atrocious bombing of hospitals with the killing of the maimed and wounded and Red Cross nurses was shown in vivid detail. Home appeals were made which touched the hearts of all who viewed these excellent pictures.

Because of the great interest taken last night the Victory Loan Committee will repeat the programme to-night with much improvement, as the screen from Griffin’s Opera House will be used in place of the small one that was in use last night. …  Mr. W. B. Deacon asked for subscriptions from the crowd and was successful in writing five applications. …

Maynooth reported in sufficient subscriptions yesterday to not only win the Honor Flag of the Governor-General, but also to add a crown, which represents 25 per cent more than the objective. It is expected from the gait that Mr. Wm. Douglas is keeping up that he will be able to add a crown to his Honor Flag about every day. …

One bright spot in the County of Hastings is Deloro. The Deloro Smelting and Refining Co. to date have sent in 129 applications from their employees for $25,500 and Mr. F. A. Batie, who is in charge of the canvass in Deloro for Victory Loan, announces that the Company will subscribe dollar for dollar with their employees. This is a great incentive to the workers to swell the total for the Company and is an example which might well be followed by other companies and business men.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 2)

“Red Cross Visitors For Wounded Soldiers. Mrs. John A. Reid of Shannonville, received the following letter in regard to her son, who was recently wounded in France:

Information Bureau, Canadian Red Cross Society, 12 Berners Street, London, W. 1. October 28th, 1918. Dear Madam: I beg to inform you that Pte. C. Reid, No. 6057591 P.P.C. L.I. is at the War Hospital Leeds, Yorks., and our visitor reports he has shrapnel wounds in both feet and his left foot has been amputated and the right is badly smashed. He seems wonderfully cheerful considering his sufferings. He is getting every care and I do indeed hope to report great progress and feel he will make a full recovery. I shall let you have news I get.

He will be visited regularly and should he be in need of any comforts other than those supplied by the hospital, we will gladly send them to him from our parcels office. Yours truly, D. Forrester.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 5)

“Hit Him Again. The Bad Man of Europe is groggy. The hell-hounds he loosed in Belgium are backing away, cringing, snarling, scared. We’ve got him going.

If you were planning to buy a $100 Victory Bond you can surely hit harder. Make it $200 or $500. If you were thinking of a $500 Bond, can’t you strike a $1,000 blow?

Buy Victory Bonds.

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

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 7)

“Helped the Sick. The emergency committee of the Canadian War Contingent Association, 62 West Bridge Street, has given out on application, 108 pneumonia jackets, old linen, mouth cloths, handkerchiefs, bed pads and numerous other sick room necessities. The committee has had charge of many families during the epidemic. For information Phone 499; 600; 167.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 7)

“Three Times Wounded. Mrs. Roe, residing at 80 Chatham Street city received the following telegram, which refers to her nephew. ‘Sincerely regret to inform you Pte. Morley Louis Ackerman, infantry, officially reported admitted to 57 Canadian Clearing Station October 21st. Gunshot wound left leg, fractured femur.

Pte. Ackerman went overseas with the 39th Battalion from Belleville in 1915. He was only sixteen years of age when he went over and has been wounded three times and buried alive once having had to be dug out.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 7)

“Christmas Comforts. The Canadian War Contingent Association has shipped three consignments of Christmas comforts overseas for our men in the trenches. A fourth consignment will be shipped next week. These consignments have gone by freight. Personal parcels to be sent by mail will now be attended to and the C.W.C.A. will be glad of the names and address of soldiers especially any soldier who has no relations or friends to think of him. Please send addresses to Miss Eva Panter, Secretary, 62 West Bridge St.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1918 (page 8)

“Residents of Ketcheson Ward call at S. Burrows or Ex-Mayor Ketcheson’s Office and Buy Your Victory Bonds.

We may not be able to call on everyone at their homes, and by doing this it will help facilitate the work.

Buy Victory Bonds and Help End the War. Burrows of Belleville.”