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100 Years Ago: Concert, Canadians Land, Home Guard

The Intelligencer October 9, 1914 (page 2)

“The Palace Theatre was well filled last evening with an appreciative audience desirous of contributing to the Patriotic Fund. His Worship Mayor Wills presided, and …  asked all to stand by the colors of the Empire, doing their duty in whatever capacity demanded.”

The Intelligencer October 9, 1914 (page 2)

“The announcement in London press that the first Canadian contingent was landing yesterday was disowned in all the official quarters. One result of the report was that the High Commissioner’s office was deluged by personal and telephone enquiries, but the invariable reply was, “No knowledge,” even to one fair caller, who tearfully begged for news.”

The Intelligencer October 9, 1914 (page 3)

“March on Front Street Attracts Much Attention – Kilties Band Renders Inspiring Music. The Home Guard Reserve parade last night showed at once the enthusiasm which pervades the members. The kindness of Pipe Major Johnstone and the pipe band in turning out with The Reserve contributed in making the march-out the great success it was.”