Saturday, January 27, 1917

Toronto hospital now rated among best in the world. Babies brought up on a scientific method.

“This hospital celebrated its third anniversary on January 20, and bears the enviable reputation of being among the best of the kind in the world. During last year it bore the splendid record of saving the greatest number of infants, and had the lowest rate of infant mortality of any hospital known.”


Thursday, January 25, 1917

Dr. Brown told she couldn’t be chairman of property committee because women don’t know about property.

School Trustee “Dr. Caroline Brown made it plain that she was not pleased because some trustees had intimated that a women did not know anything about property, and therefore could not be Property Chairman.

‘Maybe we’ll show you some time,’ she said.”

Wednesday, January 10, 1917

“Cold storage men in Toronto admit the tremendous waste in eggs which was revealed by a Star reporters’s visit to Toronto crematory…but the explanation is simple. This years eggs were sent here from Petrolea, and which should have taken three days to get here, took two and three weeks, due to the fact that the railways were in trouble with regard to labour, so many men had enlisted, and traffic was congested.”

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.”

Saturday, August 19, 1916

Toronto’s Best Swimmers.
“Among Toronto swimmers, ladies are the vast majority. One reason is that they have only one exclusive training place in the city – the Y.W.C.A… To swim across the Bay is a favourite ambition among Toronto mermaids. At least four of them have done it: Miss C. Eldridge, Miss F. Eldridge, Miss L. Wilson, and Miss N. Shaw.”

Friday, August 18, 1916

Sold bread without a license.
“Arbus thought that the amount of business he did at his home 157 Huron street, would scarcely justify him in taking out a license, and the court did not consider selling bread and butter a very alarming office. Adjourned till called on.”

Thursday, July 27, 1916

The Street Cleaner’s Benevolent Association second annual picnic at Center Island. “Between 300 and 400 of the street cleaners and other members of the street commissioner’s staff with their wives and children, enjoyed a splendid day’s outing…the chief event being a tug-of-war, which was won by the men from the Western Division, and a baseball match which resulted in a tie.”