100 Years Ago: Victory Loan Slogan, Saving Paper, Ad for Victory Loan Show, Belleville Victory Loan, Ad for Pathe Freres Phonograph Co., Poster for Victory Loan, Peace News Premature, Ad for Fit-Reform, Ad for Chas. S. Clapp, Schools to Open, Library Books Requested

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 1)

“Where Is Your Button? The Victory Loan Slogan. Belleville reported yesterday $34,250. This brings the amount sold in Belleville to $326,850, not quite 80 per cent of the objective. It will be necessary to make very great improvement if Belleville will fly their Honor Flag by the first of the week. This old city has never failed yet in any patriotic effort. Are we going to fail now in this last great call? …

From now until the end of the Campaign no man should appear on the streets of Belleville without a Victory Loan button displayed prominently. This display of button is not a boastful thing, it is to encourage the waverer and help in the general result of the Victory Loan. Therefore, it is the duty of everyone to display prominently this button, so that any man appearing on the street without one will be looked on as a curiosity.

From now until November 16th the greeting of a man without a button should be ‘Where is your Button?’ Any citizen, who appears on the street without a button should be made to realize that he is not doing his duty by Canada’s Victory Loan and by the boys who are risking their lives in France in their defense, and it is breaking faith with those immortal heroes who lie in Flanders Fields. Therefore everyone wear your button, buy a bond and get one. …

Tyendinaga Coming Along Well. Sergeant-Major Spafford and J. A. Hinchie, the tireless canvassers of Tyendinaga Township reported in over 55 per cent of their objective. Tyendinaga is now in third place in the County. Maynooth first, Marmora and Lake including Deloro second, and Tyendinaga third with 55 per cent. Keep up the good work Tyendinaga.

Most people imagine it is impossible to buy a Bond because they have no money. If you have not a dollar in your pocket you can buy a Bond. Keep this clearly in mind. $5 down is the first payment, the other payments scatter over six months. If you have no money and want to buy a Bond see your canvasser, or drop into the Victory Loan office, corner of Bridge and Front Streets, and have it explained. There is no excuse for any able-bodied citizen of Belleville being without a Bond and without a button.

Tonight’s Victory Loan Show. Tonight Belleville will see Canada’s Mary Pickford in the Victory Loan appeal ‘100% Canadian.’ This picture has taken the crowds by storm wherever shown and was only procured by the local Publicity Committee after very great efforts. Max Sennet and Dorothy Dalton will also contribute to the programme. The Fox Film exchange has also donated from their Toronto office, the two-reel Sunshine Comedy, ‘Are Married Policemen Safe.’ This is not a Victory Loan Appeal but an out and out Comedy which has a reputation for rib-splitting uproarious hilarity, and will put the spectators in excellent humor to BUY BONDS.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 1)

“Saving Human Labor for War. So important has it become to conserve human labor for war needs that the making of a single unnecessary copy of a daily newspaper has been forbidden. ‘Every ton of paper saved means the saving of many days of a man’s time, to say nothing about the saving of wood pulp, chemicals, coal and power used to making the paper. …

We are giving our readers this public intimation that subscriptions three months in arrears, unless definitely renewed and all arrears paid up, will have to be discontinued—by the law’s demand. This regulation is to become effective January 1, 1919. …  We don’t want to stop your subscription, but . . . .”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 4)

“A Glorious Finish. Belleville can do a lot better in the Victory Loan Drive than the figures show thus far. Belleville, off to a slow start, can and will make a glorious finish. The money is here, the investment opportunity is the best in every way which will in all probability ever be available in the lives of the present generation. Belleville citizens must loosen up quickly and generously and show that this city is not lacking in patriotism or good business sense. …

It isn’t necessary to wait for a canvasser to call, Victory Loan headquarters are open day and night at the corner of Front and Bridge street under the Big Victory Clock, which will record your investment. …  All together now, and over the top to smash all objectives and place this district in the front rank of Victory Loan bond holders.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 4)

“Our boys on the battlefield begin when the bugle calls, and they quit when God calls—and NOT before! True patriotism knows no limit of ‘service’—the service to fight for the ground on which our cradle stood!

So let us all remember when the Victory Loan Man calls that what we PLAN to do is always LESS than what we CAN do if we realize what we MUST do to help conquer the Dragon of the Rhine!

Pathé Freres Phonograph Co. of Canada, Limited. Makers of Canada’s First and Foremost Phonograph.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 5)

the journey of a ten dollar bill

I am a Ten Dollar Bill. I may also add that I am a Canadian Ten Dollar Bill and naturally doing all I can to help our fighting boys win this war.

I hope each Canadian will do everything he can to defeat the Germans, because, if he does not, I, as a Canadian Ten Dollar Bill, will not be worth much—and German money, which I understand, is called ‘marks,’ will travel up and down Canada in our places, and my race will disappear from the face of the earth.

Thanking you greatly for your attention, ladies and gentlemen.

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

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 7)

“Celebrated Peace News. The unofficial news which reached this city shortly before 1 o’clock this afternoon that the war was over and the armistice had been signed by the Germans caused intense excitement. Despite the fact that the weather was inclement Front Street was soon filled with citizens who were overjoyed at the news. Autos decorated with flags and bunting soon made their appearance, whilst the fire bells rang and whistles from the various factories added to the din. The news proved to be premature.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 7)

“Our War-Time Duty As Merchants. Our duty as merchants means more than the mere selling of clothes. Our first duty is to guard your interests—to protect you against inferior quality and hasty workmanship—to make sure that what we offer you represents full value for your money.

The Fit-Reform Label—now as always—is your guide to good clothes.

Fit-Reform. Chas. J. Symons, Belleville.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 8)

“Overseas Boxes. Just received a new lot, consisting of large, medium and small sizes. 15¢ and 13¢ each. They are in great demand just now—secure yours.

Chas. S. Clapp. Idle dollars are pro-German—buy bonds.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 8)

“Board of Health Public Notice. Owing to the prevailing epidemic all schools, churches, theatres, lodges, and other places of public gatherings shall close from this date, Oct. 15, 1918 and shall remain closed until further notice.

The public is hereby notified that the above order is cancelled from nine o’clock in the morning of the 9th of November 1918. A. McGie, Chairman Board of Health. H. A. Yeomans, Medical Officer of Health.”

The Intelligencer November 7, 1918 (page 8)

“Notice. All persons having books of the Corby Public Library are requested to return same at once to fulfil the requirements of the Board of Health. A. R. Walker, Librarian.”