The Intelligencer November 25, 1914 (page 1)Belleville City Hall (HC00515)

“Another example of Belleville’s generosity was demonstrated at the City Hall last evening, where a fair audience gathered and listened to an excellent programme arranged by prominent local ladies in behalf of “Our Boys’ Fund” (sick or well). …  the object was to obtain money for filling kits composed of useful articles to be sent to our boys at the front, all of which are made in Canada, and made by the wives and mothers of those who are giving their lives in the country’s defence.

During the programme intermission, Mrs. C.J. Bowell exhibited and explained a generous-sized packet, the contents of which, in the way of pajamas, soldiers’ nightshirts, slippers, brushes, even to face-cloths, were a revelation to all.”