The Intelligencer October 11, 1918 (page 1)

“Meet Minister of Labor Tonight at High School Hall. Workingmen, organized or unorganized, and citizens generally, are invited to meet the Hon. T. W. Crothers, Minister of Labor in the Dominion Cabinet, at the High School Assembly Hall, this evening, where he will give an address on the labor situation in Canada. …

The Minister of Labor is a Bay of Quinte ‘Old Boy’ and as such alone is worthy of a hearty and cordial reception from Belleville citizens. …  Members of labor organizations, railway employees and workers generally, men and women, are invited to be present. The meeting will begin at 8.15 o’clock and is under the auspices of the Belleville Board of Trade.”

The Intelligencer October 11, 1918 (page 1)

“Appreciated Socks. France, Sept. 6th, 18. Mrs. L. Massey, R. R. No. 2, Belleville, Ont. Dear Friend: Through the kindness of the member of the Queen Alexandra Red Cross Society and Mrs. Frank Aikens (nee Nellie Spafford) I received last night through the War Contingent Association a parcel containing six pairs of socks. Owing to the nature of the fighting at present and the fact that we have been ‘hard at it’ for a month the members of the gun crews on which I serve were just about stranded for socks this morning when I gave a pair to each of them, keeping one pair, of course for myself. In the pair I kept I found your helpful and cheering note.

The socks were as much appreciated as they were needed—they could not have reached us at a better time. But even more appreciated were your words of cheer. We know that we have the people at home at our backs and it helps more than you can imagine. Thanking you again, I remain, Yours faithfully, Earl W. VanBlaricom.”

The Intelligencer October 11, 1918 (page 7)

“Pte. Labarge Killed. Mr. Frank Labarge of Faraday, North Hastings, received a message on Monday that his son, Pte. Antoine Labarge, had been killed in action. Pte. Labarge went overseas with the 254th Battalion from Belleville.”

The Intelligencer October 11, 1918 (page 7)

“ ‘Trafalgar Day,’ October 21, will be observed in the schools of the Province of Ontario with appropriate exercises tending to awaken interest among the children in historical events, the glorious traditions of the British navy, and national patriotism. The Ontario Navy League has prepared an interesting program of song and recitations to be used in the schools and Mr. Alex Ray, local representative of the Navy League is to-day consulting with the local Board of Education and teachers in regard to a fitting observation of ‘Trafalgar Day’ in the Belleville schools.”

The Intelligencer October 11, 1918 (page 7)

“Pte. Lorne E. Young Wounded. Mrs. Matilda Young of Perth, received word on Monday, that her son, Lorne Edward Young, No. 3057657, was officially reported admitted to the 30th Casualty Clearing Station, on Sept. 28th, suffering from gunshot wounds in the right thigh. Pte. Lorne Young entered the service at Belleville, last spring, and sailed for overseas on the 5th of April, arriving in England on the 20th, and went to France on the 4th of September. He was evidently engaged in the heavy fighting of Canadians in the assault upon the city of Cambrai.

Lorne gave up a good position in The Intelligencer Office, and learned his trade as printer in the Expositor Office, Perth. He worked for some time on the Regina Leader. The many friends of Pte. Young in Belleville will hope for him a speedy recovery.”