Edward Guss Porter is standing on the platform to the left in front of the Salvation Army Citadel on Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

Edward Guss Porter is standing on the platform to the left in front of the Salvation Army Citadel on Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

The Intelligencer January 6, 1915 (page 1)

“The tenders for supplies for the Militia coming to Belleville have been extended until Saturday, January 16th, 1915. The extension is due to the efforts of Mr. E. Guss Porter, K.C., the popular Member for West Hastings.”

The Intelligencer January 6, 1915 (page 3)

“Donations For Boys at Front. In the list below where it states donations it means that the articles were given entire; otherwise the wool has been provided and the knitting done by the persons stated.

Sir Mackenzie Bowell donated three pairs of socks. Mrs. A.I. Bird knitted beautiful scarf; donated suit of underwear. Mrs. Wilmot donated $3.00. Miss Fraleck donated 2 cholera belts, 1 scarf and wristlets; also knitted large scarf. Miss Holden, donated $1.00. Mrs. Crossley donated 3 scarfs, 3 pairs wristlets; part of the knitting done by her mother, aged 84. Rev. A.L. Geen donated $1.00. J. V. Doyle donated 2 dozen court plasters. Mrs. Robinson donated men’s underwear.”

[Note: a “cholera belt” or “health belt” was a strip of flannel cloth or knitted wool about 6 feet long by 6 inches wide that was wrapped around the abdomen under a shirt for warmth and supposed protection against cholera or dysentery; “court plasters” were pieces of cloth coated with adhesive to cover small cuts.]