A reader of "Looking Back" sent me a copy of "The Daily Warder" bearing the date Tuesday May 3, 1910 that had a number of interesting items I think you will enjoy reading.
The first item bears the heading "Grocers Petition For Early Closing"
The grocers of Lindsay believe in the old axiom that "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and consequently they have decided to depart from their ways to abandon the old custom of working all day and half the night, and to close their stores at 6.30 o'clock instead of 7.30 or 8.30 o'clock.
At the meeting of the town council last night the following grocers presented a petition asking that an early closing by-law be prepared to close the stores at 6.30 o'clock during the months of June, July and August: Adams" Bros., Jos. Brown, L.A. Primeau, A.L. Campbell, Thos. Brady, W. M. Robson, A.C. Babcock, J. H. Flurey, Spratt & Killen, J. R. O'Neill, Jos. Staples & Son, W. Nicholls, A. Howkins and W.E. Baker.
It is understood that the grocers may even go further and ask that the early closing by-law be put into effect for the entire year. The petition was referred to the town clerk to certify as to the number of signatures on the same and prepare necessary by-law.