The Intelligencer March 25, 1915 (page 1)

“TODAY IS THE DAY TO PAY! PAY! PAY! …  TODAY, 64 of Belleville’s Citizens, of Belleville’s busiest Citizens from every walk in life, will leave their various businesses and occupations to call upon YOU and receive your donation. …  They will explain how you can give MORE than you can afford; and that’s what must be had. MORE than you can afford. Because our lads in the trenches are giving more than they can afford for us. …  Picture these men, who are there in France, suffering privations, hunger, sickness and even death to preserve for us that FREEDOM which makes it possible for us to GIVE.

BELLEVILLIANS BE BRITISH, AND GIVE. GIVE. GIVE. WE MUST HAVE $30,000 TODAY AND TOMORROW. YOUR BIT WILL HELP IT.”

The Intelligencer March 25, 1915 (page 1)

“WATCH THE THERMOMETER. The heat of the campaign will be registered in front of the FUND HEADQUARTERS at Pinnacle and Bridge Streets, as a huge thermometer has been placed there for the benefit of the citizens. Watch the mercury climb towards the $30,000 mark. Also take to heart the inscription, ‘What are you doing to raise the mercury?’ DO YOUR BIT.