100 Years Ago: Gifts Sent to Belleville Soldiers

The Intelligencer October 13, 1915 (page 2)

“Gifts for Soldiers. Recently a shower was held at the residence of Mrs. W.J. Brown, Octavia street, the object of which was to provide some necessaries for the Belleville boys who are at the front. As the result of the shower and the gift of a number of ladies, 100 large stockings have been made, and the same are shipped immediately to our boys who are at the front.

Each stocking contains the following:—1 box cigarettes, 1 package tobacco, 1 pipe, 1 package chocolate, 1 package gum, 1 pack cards, 12 post cards, 1 pencil, 1 box oxo, 1 pair wool socks, 1 cake soap, 1 wash cloth, 1 hand towel, candy, tea tablet, writing pads, pen knives, hickory nuts.”