100 Years Ago: Ad for Overseas Requirements, Military Night at Belleville Lodge

The Intelligencer April 7, 1916 (page 3)


“Overseas Requirements. Men Of The 80th. We invite you to come and see our Wonderful Assortment of Overseas Requirements. All are designed for your comfort and convenience. Indispensable articles, such as Steamer Trunks, Dunnage Bags, Hold-Alls, Wolesley Folding Beds, Tan Knee Length Rubber Boots, and Military Boots in all sizes. See Our Window for Special Display. The Haines Shoe Houses. Belleville, Napanee, Trenton, Smith’s Falls.”

The Intelligencer April 7, 1916 (page 7)

“Military Night at Belleville Lodge. Many Members of the Masonic Society Present. The regular meeting of the Belleville Lodge No. 123, A.F. and A.M. held last night was a memorable one and will not for some time be forgotten by those who attended. It was termed a khaki or military night owing to the fact that many brethren who are wearing the King’s uniform were present. Not only were many members of the craft in the city present, but many who are members of other lodges.

After the business of the lodge had been completed the brethren retired to the banqueting hall, where a dainty spread was partaken of. This function was presided over by Wor. Bro. R.A. Backus, Worshipful Master of the Belleville Lodge, and he performed his duties in an able and affable manner. At the conclusion of the supper a toast list was carried, and the addresses given were much appreciated by all present. …

At intervals, suitable solos were rendered by Wor. Bro. J. McIntosh and Bandsman F. Burke. The orchestra of the 155th Battalion was in attendance, and rendered a number of selections in a manner that was most pleasing.”