War Comes to
Looking for Enemy Sympathizers
A German blacksmith working in the
Works, and the north end blacksmith, were said to have received letters
from the German Consul, Toronto, relative to going back to Germany to assist in
the war. Both were requested by the city authorities to go down and submit to
examination on Saturday. As they gave a satisfactory account of themselves they
were allowed to return to their work here.
August 13, 1914
Consoling a Bereaved Family
That the members of this Council express to
Caldwell, on behalf of the whole Municipality, their profound sympathy
with him, and his family, in the loss of his
fallen in action in the defence of his King and Country.
While sensible of the magnitude of the irreparable
has sustained, the Council ventures to express the hope that the knowledge that
soldier, with his face toward the enemy, died in the discharge of his
duty, will to some extent, at least, lessen the weight of the blow and
alleviate the sharpness of the trial.
And the Council assures
that the memory of his
son will not
fade, nor his sacrifice be forgotten by the residents of
Richmond Hill, but
will be treasured in their hearts as an incentive to higher ideals and a deeper
appreciation of, and devotion to, principles of right and justice.
A.J. Hume, Clerk,
William H. Pugsley, Reeve,
Minutes of Richmond Hill Village
Council,March 14, 1917