The Intelligencer October 15, 1914 (page 2)

“Four car loads of grain, produce, clothing and other supplies are being forwarded to the Belgiums from the County of Hastings from different points in the County via special steamship leaving Halifax on October 29th. The first car load is being forwarded from Stirling today. …

Throughout Hastings County the different municipalities have also collected considerable funds for the Patriotic Fund and it is contemplated to form a county organization in the near future to work in connection with the local organizations in the different municipalities.”

The Intelligencer October 15, 1914 (page 8)

Paving Front Street at Bridge Street East in front of New Balmoral Hotel ca. August 1914  (HC04214)

Paving Front Street at Bridge Street East in front of New Balmoral Hotel ca. August 1914 (HC04214)

“Belleville Home Guard. An original poem, composed and written by W. James Savage, a member of the Home Guard. …

O, haven’t you heard / Of the Belleville Home Guard, / With Colonel Lazier in command. / The tramp of our feet, / As we march the street, / On our new asphalt pavement, is grand. …

There are men in our town, / Who would rather go down, / To the pool-room, the show or the bar; / And squander his dimes, /  In these troublesome times, / When he ought to be thinking of war. …

Now just let me say / All who can’t go away. / To the scene where the strife has been stirred / Just do your next best, / And throw out your chest, / And drill with the Belleville Home Guard.”