News in Hamilton: 100 Years Ago Today
By Jonathan Lambert
Published December 02, 2011
There is a long tradition of newspapers in the Hamilton area. Parts of this rich history include the Gore Balance, first published in 1829; The Hamilton Gazette, and General Advertiser distributed from 1835 and 1856; and The Hamilton Times, a paper that was in print from 1858 until 1920 (Wikipedia).
The following are headlines from The Hamilton Times on Saturday December 2, 1911:
- DUKE COMMENTED ON HAMILTON'S KINDNESS: And Asked the Mayor to convey His and the Duchess' Appreciation to the People
- FOR PURE WATER
- SOCCER NOTES: Westinghouse and P.S.A. Ordered to Play
- KING AND QUEEN REACH INDIA: King-Emperor and Queen-Empress at Bombay: Met by Great Throng of Officials and Natives
- NANKING FALLS TO THE REBELS: Chinese Revolutionaries Now Occupy the City
- ORGANIZED LABOR'S DUTY
- SANTA CLAUS HAS ARRIVED: The Doll Days are Here Now
- T., H. & B. Railway TO NEW YORK $9.40
- WANTED, RELIABLE HUSTLING agent...
- WANTED, A QUANTITY OF peeling apples...
- LOST DOG, POMERANIAN, BLUE black
- HEIRS wanted at once, 50000 estates seeking claimants. You may be one...
- UMBRELLAS made to order.
- BUY A BICYCLE FOR THE BOY'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT. Greatly reduced prices at Wentworth Cycle Works, James street north
- WILL THE PERSON WHO TOOK overcoat by mistake from St. Lawrence Hall Monday evening kindly return to xxx Mary street?
Photo taken from Jolly Cut, Dec. 1 2011 (Image Credit: Jonathan Lambert)
Records of The Hamilton Times and additional papers are on microfiche in the Local History & Archives Department of the Hamilton Public Library on the third floor of the Central Branch.
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