100 Years Ago: Ad for Neilson’s Chocolates, Letter from Local Boys, Patriotic Fund and Pension Expenditures

The Intelligencer September 29, 1916 (page 3)

Neilson's chocolate

“the Saluting Base ‘Canada’s Finest’ Neilson’s Chocolates.”

The Intelligencer September 29, 1916 (page 5)

“From Local Boys. France, Sept. 3, 1916. Dear Intelligencer:—I now wish all the staff of The Intelligencer good-bye, and I hope to come back safe to Canada again after I have done my part in this war, and I am in hopes of doing good work.

All the Belleville boys are well and we shall carry with us all the kind thoughts of the people of Belleville. Remember us to Adjutant E. Flynn, and Charlie Gibson, and hope they are well.

We remain Yours sincerely, Pte. Fred Dixon, Pte. W. Gibson, Pte. T. Shea, Pte. J. Kennedy, Pte. A. Bolyea.”

The Intelligencer September 29, 1916 (page 6)

“Heavy Payments From War Funds. Ottawa. The Militia Department is now paying out two million dollars monthly in separation allowances. This heavy expenditure is due to the fact that a very large proportion of the Canadians at the front have left dependents in Canada.

The payments from the Patriotic fund account for another million a month, while the pension expenditure has reached a million and a half monthly before the recent heavy additions to the casualty list. These new casualties and the new scale of pensions determined upon last session will increase materially the expenditure under this head.”