Tuesday, August 22, 1916

Pte. G. J. Stackhouse had premonition of death. Told his wife yesterday and died this morning. “He told her that he was not long for the world, despite the fact that the medical men found nothing alarming in his condition. This morning at six o’clock he died before the authorities could communicate with his wife.”


Tuesday, August 15, 1916

James Clark and sister Marguerite critically injured by explosive found in lane. Second such incident in Toronto this year. “Mrs. Clark, the mother of the children, was prostrated at her home today. ‘I had no idea what they had found,’ she said. ‘and asked them to go away and play until I finished my letter. When the explosion occurred I did not know what had happened. When my husband carried them into the house they were simply saturated with blood. Some careless workman has thrown the caps away while passing through the lane.”

Tuesday, August 8, 1916

Young girl drowns on unprotected Parkdale beach. “Miss Cummings with a number of companions was bathing at the foot of Cliff road, which runs west and south from Dowling avenue. There were about 30 people in the vicinity at the time. Miss Cummings and companion were playing on a floating log during the storm, when suddenly Miss Cummings sank beneath the surface. Unable to swim, and supposedly terrified by her complete immersion, she was carried into deeper water and was drowned.”

Tuesday, August 1, 1916

75 Refugees arrive at Union Station from from New Ontario Fire zone. Over 500 feared dead. “All of these people were from Cochrane, Matheson, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Twin Falls, and Torquis Junction…Some were burned in flehs. Some had their hair and eyebrows singed. On the clothing of some still lingered the odor of smoke.”

Saturday, July 29, 1916

“Women jumps from moving train.

Mrs. Julian Barouch, 438 Perth avenue, sustained a serious scalp wound an other injuries to her back yesterday afternoon, when she attempted to jump from a slowly moving train at West Toronto Station. Mrs. Barough did not notice that she had arrived at her destination until the train began to move.”

Tuesday, July 25, 1916

Ice Famine Threatens Toronto.

“‘It is a situation without precedent,’ said an official of the Toronto Ice Exchange to The Star to-day. ‘Ordinarily we have 10 to 12 cars of ice coming in every day from Lake Simcoe. Twice within the last few days that service has broken down… When to hot weather conditions are added a punk railway service, it makes the situation pretty bad.'”