100 Years Ago: Victory Bonds, The King’s Message, Poster for Victory Loan, Nine Members of Ritchie’s Staff Answered Call, Andrew B. Docherty Awarded Military Medal, Mohawk and Rathbun Aviators Celebrate, Ad for Grape Nuts

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 1)

“Only Three Days Left To Buy Victory Bonds. The total returns to date from the County of Hastings is $1,414,500. This includes all special subscriptions. With special subscriptions included Hastings County to reach its Honor Flag objective  needs $2,500,000. There is still a shortage in Hastings County of over $1,000,000 which it is to be hoped will be made up in the next three days. That would mean over $300,000 a day. This is a heavy task, but it is hoped that the objective will be reached. Every citizen should help to bring the County of Hastings where it belongs in this great war effort. If we fail to reach the objective we will have the disgrace of being about the only County in the Dominion of Canada to fail. Let’s get busy.

Belleville’s total to date is $475,000. $325,000 is needed still in Belleville by Saturday night, midnight. This is over $100,000 a day. It can be done, but it will require some hustling.

Congratulations of Hastings County is due to Wollaston Township and the village of Coe Hill, for they have won the Governor-General’s Honor Flag. Reeve S. C. Rollins, the energetic and popular Victory Loan canvasser for that District has brought the old Township to the front once more in this magnificent patriotic effort. The objective for Wollaston was very high being $35,000 as it is very thinly populated. However, no objective is too high for that good old Township where patriotism is concerned. It is unlikely that there is another community in the Dominion of Canada that has given its blood and treasure to a greater extent than Wollaston. …

A special subscription was received from the Canada Cement Company for $50,000 of Bonds. This is a great help to the County of Hastings. …  Mr. W. H. DeBlois advises headquarters that the Nichols Chemical Company of Sulphide subscribed $25,000 of the Loan. The employees of the Nichols Chemical Company have taken very liberally of the Bonds, and the special subscription of $25,000 brings Sulphide’s record up to the front. We can now stand a few more Sulphides. …

There are three more days left in which to buy Bonds. The campaign closes at midnight Saturday night. …  Your money is needed to bring back the boys—buy bonds!!!”

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 1)

“The King’s Message. ‘The whole Empire pledged its word not to sheathe the sword until our end was achieved. That pledge is now redeemed. …  the end of the struggle finds the Empire still more closely united by common resolve, held firm through all vicissitudes; by suffering and sacrifices; by dangers and triumphs shared together. The hour is one of solemn thanksgiving and of gratitude to God.’ King George to the people of the British Empire.”

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 3)

“How Many Crowns for YOUR Honor Flag? Of course, every city, town and district will earn its Honor Flag. But how about the crowns? For every twenty-five per cent, in excess of its quota, each city, town and district will be entitled to add a crown to its flag.

Can you do fifty per cent better than your quota – – – – that means two crowns for your Honor Flag. But double your quota and it means four crowns.

Hang a flag in your hall, that for years to come will show that your city, town or district did better than well – – – –

That was a real factor in the huge success of Canada’s Victory Loan 1918.

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

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 6)

“They Truly Helped to End the World’s Greatest Struggle. Nine Members of The Ritchie Company Staff Who Heard Their Country’s Call And Answered It.

Gunner William Patterson. A Member of the ‘Immortal First Contingent.’

Flt. Lieut. Harold M. Reid. Killed in Aeroplane Accident Feb. 23, 1918, Eastchurch, England.

Driver Percy Palmer. Who has Seen Two Years of Active Fighting.

Gunner Vernon Doolittle. Enlisted with the 33rd Battery. Kingston, December, 1915.

Pte. Roy Buck. Killed in Action, Sept. 3, 1918. Awarded Military Medal for Bravery.

2nd Lieut. C. D. Reid. Aviation Instructor at Eastchurch, England.

Sergt. J. J. O’Brien. A Member of the C.A.D.C. Stationed at Camp Mohawk.

Sig. Duncan Montgomery. Left Belleville with the 80th Batt. Over Two Years Active Service.

Driver H. Wolfe. Now Stationed in Reserve Battery, Whitley Camp, England.”

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 7)

“Won Military Medal. Mrs. A. B. Docherty, daughter of Mrs. J. Hutchinson, residing on 11 Harriet Street, received word a few days ago that her husband, Sergt. Andrew B. Docherty of the Railway Corps was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry on the field on September 23rd. In a letter addressed to him his commanding officer says:—’Will you please accept my heartfelt congratulations on receiving the Military Medal. Your conduct of September 23rd was admirable and reflects great credit upon the battalion.’ Sergeant Docherty was formerly of Hamilton, and has been nearly three years in France.”

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 7)

“Sky Soldiers Celebrate. The aviators from Mohawk and Rathbun camps had a celebration all of their own last evening. They formed a parade at the Victoria Park and marched up Front Street, Bridge St., Victoria Avenue and many other main streets, in a zig zag fashion, paying a visit to the Palace Theatre, pool rooms, cafes, Hotel Quinte, Armory grounds and many other places which happened to be open. The Palace Theatre was soon evacuated by the movie fans. The music consisted of tin cans, pie plates, baking dishes and pieces of tin clashed together and pounded by sticks and pieces of steel. Flags were also carried and various signs the leading one being one of the ‘Intelligencer Peace Extras’ which was published Monday morning with its big heading ‘the war is over,’ ‘Bring on your wild, wild women,’ ‘Where do we go from here? HOME,’ ‘We fly tomorrow, MAYBE,’ ‘A fly in the air is worth two in the soup,’ ‘Injuns from Mohawk,’ and many others.

They proceeded to the back of the various business places and carried off large numbers of boxes, barrels, paper and cardboard saturated them with oil and placed a number of fire crackers in the boxes and had an enormous bonfire on the corner of Front and Bridge Streets. The birdmen are to be congratulated on their orderly conduct.”

The Intelligencer November 13, 1918 (page 7)

“More than one way to save the Wheat. Make every atom work.

A soggy biscuit or a half baked cake is a slacker. It is indigestible and half the good grain in it is lost by faulty cooking. It isn’t how much you eat, but how much you digest that counts.

Grape:Nuts is a fine example of nourishment efficiency. Its flavour is delicious and Every Atom Works. Canada Food Board License No. 2-026.”