100 Years Ago: Notice of Patriotic Service, Progress of Victory Loan Appeal, William Chisolm Jack Receives D.C.M., Harry Pearse Awarded Military Cross, Soldiers First, John Fraser Shell Shocked, John Turiff Killed in Action, Edwin Whitefoot Killed in Action, James Robert Thornton Dies of Pneumonia, Churches to Reopen, Ontario Business College to Reopen, Celebration Is Planned, Poster for Victory Bonds

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 3)

“Bridge St. Methodist Church. Patriotic Service At 7 P. M. A special patriotic and thanksgiving service that will be addressed by prominent laymen.

Mr. Sam Anglin will sing at this service—’O, Lord, Be Thou My Light.’ Anthem—’Still, Still With Thee,’ Mrs. McKinnon and choir.

Vincent P. Hunt, Director of Music.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Yesterday Tyendinaga went over the top for its Honor Flag, the objective being $65,000, congratulations are in order. This is the second district to win the coveted pennant, and the people of the old township have reason to be proud of the showing made. Sergt.-Major Gerald Spafford and J. F. Hinchie are responsible for the excellent showing made in this district. …

To date the following Honor Flags have been presented in Hastings County: District Honor Flags: Maynooth District. Tyendinaga District. Company Honor Flags: Headquarters Section, 42nd Wing, R. A. F. Engine Repair Section, R. A. F. Rathbun Hospital, R. A. F. Deloro Smelting & Refining Co. Grand Trunk Motive Power Department. …

Last night during the performance of ‘Mutt and Jeff’ in Wellar’s Opera House in Trenton, an excellent appeal was made by Pte. Wm. Davies, late of the 52nd Battalion who was severely wounded in France, Pte. Davies is now attending Albert College, Belleville. …  He asked the people of Trenton in the name of his comrades, who are in France struggling to make victory complete …  to go forth and buy at least one Bond. His appeal was sympathetically received and the response was immediate. From different people in the audience initial payments were thrown on the stage, one little boy, 5 years of age, walked down from the top of the house down the centre aisle and was lifted to the stage where he handed Pte. Davies $10, for which he wanted two Bonds. This action was most appealing and the audience broke out in enthusiastic applause. …

A 100 per cent Honor Card has been won by the Bell Telephone Plant Department under the supervision of Mr. E. L. Mooney. Out of the total of 12 employees in this department 12 have bought bonds. Good work.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Additional Honors. Word has been received in this city to the effect that additional honors have been awarded to a Belleville soldier boy. The D.C.M. has been conferred on Pte. W. C. Jack, who went overseas with the 39th Battalion. In August of this year he received the Military Medal and is now in England getting his commission.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Awarded Military Cross. The citizens of Madoc and vicinity will be pleased to learn that Lieut. Harry Pearse, who went overseas with the 139th Battalion, has been awarded the Military Cross for bravery. Lieut. Pearse was on the Madoc Review Staff for about three years.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Soldiers First! No peace celebration will be complete unless the place of honor is given to the returned heroes who have seen active service overseas. A five-minute speech from a soldier is better than a fifty-minute oration by a civilian. Remember Ypres, Langemarck, St. Julien, Amiens and a few other bloody battlefields where our Canadian heroes showed the Hun that Germany had started something that Germany could not finish. Soldiers first, last and all the time.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Recovering from Shell Shock. Private John Fraser, son of Mr. Bert Fraser, of West Huntingdon, has returned from active service at the front. He was shell shocked but is progressing nicely and is now in the Convalescent Hospital at Cobourg, but is expected to be able to return to his home shortly. He enlisted and went overseas with the 80th Battalion.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Hastings Heroes. Mr. Thomas Turiff the popular Reeve of Dungannon township, North Hastings, has been officially notified that his son, Private John Turiff, has been killed in action.

Mr. E. C. Whitefoot has received word that his son, Pte. Edwin Whitefoot, was killed in action on October 11. Pte. Whitefoot had been in France about two years and had been wounded several times. He went overseas with the 80th Battalion. A younger brother is at present in the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in the shoulder and leg.

Mr. John Thornton of Bird’s Creek received the sad intelligence on Oct. 24 that his son, Pte. Jas. R. Thornton, died in the hospital at Eastbourne, England, on Oct. 23rd from influenza and pneumonia. The deceased went overseas with a unit only a short time ago.”

[Note: Sergeant John Turriff died on October 11, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 515 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Private Edwin Whitefoot died on October 11, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 522 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Private James Robert Thornton died on October 23, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 513 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Go to Church. Churches re-open tomorrow after being closed several weeks on account of the influenza epidemic. Special sermons and special music will mark the re-opening. Apart from the novelty of church attendance to those who seldom go, there is an added reason why all should attend tomorrow who can walk or crawl to a sacred edifice. The shadows of war are passing away and the dawn of peace and world sanity demands expressions of thankfulness to the Great Ruler of the Universe who has brought us safely through the storm.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“College Opens On Monday. Business offices and mercantile establishments are in need of more young men and women who are thoroughly trained in all branches of commercial knowledge.

The O. B. C. training equips graduates for first-class positions. New students will be admitted at any time, but the earlier you start the earlier you will be ready for employment. The College re-opens Monday, Nov. 11th. Ontario Business College Limited.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 5)

“When the Bells Ring Join the Procession. The special committee of the City Council, the Board of Trade and other organizations which have in hand the celebration to commemorate the signing of the armistice by Germany have everything arranged for a big time in the city. The indications are that it will be a time long to be remembered and citizens generally will participate.

Among Other Things: The Kaiser’s body is on the way and will be cremated on the Market Square along with Von Hindenburg and the Crown Prince. A thousand small horns and whistles have been procured for the boys and girls. A thousand packages of firecrackers will be showered on the boys at night. Be sure and bring some matches. It looks as though we may celebrate Monday. Be ready when the bells ring and turn the key in the door. Everybody fall in line and make this one great day and night. The Thompson Co. have offered to decorate the street for the committee—which offer is very gratefully received.”

The Intelligencer November 9, 1918 (page 8)

Poster for Victory Bonds“Welcome Home. What will You say?

When the war is over and won. What part will you have played?

If you buy Victory Bonds—the duty of to-daynow—to the limit of your ability with every dollar you can raise—then—and only then—can you say: ‘I have done my best’

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