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“Mr. Leduc, North Bay Butcher, Robbed of $300,” Porcupine Advance. June 18, 1919. Page 01.

Mr. H. Leduc, grocer, Fourth Avenue, received word this week of the unpleasant experience of his brother who conducts a meat shop in North Bay. On Saturday night about eleven o’clock an Italian entered the North Bay store and held up the owner with a revolver, eventually forcing the handing over of about $300.000 in cash. Mr. Leduc was inclined to refuse to allow the robber to get away with the money but felt he had no other recourse in view of the evident intention of the criminal to use the gun if interfered with. After the robber got the money and started off with it Mr. Leduc made after him, when the Italian turned around and fired several shots. This put pursuit out of the question and the robber thus escaped. The police were notified at once and are on the case, but there are few clews. Mr. Leduc thinks the robber was an Italian and can give a fair description of him, but apart from this there are few helps to the discovery of the criminal, though the police think they will land him all right before long.

“Heavy Fines For Disorderly Conduct,” Porcupine Advance (Timmins). June 18, 1919. Page 02.

At the police court last Thursday practically the only cases of interest were those two sets arising from ‘set-to’s’ in Tisdale Township and Timmins the previous Sunday. On that good day a woman, Mrs. Dan Sonnovitch, and two men with her, created a great deal of excitement by their appearance and antics in the outskirts of town in the afternoon. They were all intoxicated and the men seemed to be trying to carry the woman along, but every little while they would drop her down on the side of the railway tracks, and then she would tell them what she thought, chiefly in Russian, or some other terrible tongue. The police were soon on the scene and conveyed the three to the jail. Up on the hill, where all is usually quite and serene, the affair caused quite a stir. For her part in the event Mrs. Dan was fined $20.00 and cost, and the two men a similar amount each. Mrs. Dan and one of the men were taken in charge in Tisdale, so the fines went to the Township, but the other man strayed over the boarder into Timmins, before the police reached the boundary, so that fine comes to the town.

The other case was that of what appeared to be a family quarrel among some dwellers there who originally came from Syria. After the police intervened and withdrew all charges against each other. As they had made much noise, however, and disturbed the peace of Schemacher considerably, Constable Bennett thought they should not escape altogether so he laid a charge of disorderly conduct against four of them, and Magistrate Atkinson fined each one of the four the sum of five dollars and costs.

The case preferred by Officers Moore and Allen against the two Austrians from Timmins, who are accused of bringing liquor in to the Camp on the train, was remanded for a week, the two accused men being out on bail.

“While returning from Haileybury last week Officer R. Allen noticed a nervous Austrian, and it was all off with the alien. The officer located a quantity of booze in some baggage and wired Officer Moore to meet him at Porquis Junction with the necessary papers. The result was that the Austrian and a travelling companion were taken in charge, and now are out on bail to face this week charges of illegally having liqour, and one of them also charged with travelling without permission. The two Austrians are residents of Timmins, and no doubt they wonder how officer Allen ‘got onto’ them. It’s just his way, that’s all!”

- from the Porcupine Advance (Timmins), June 11, 1919. Page 09.

“Rum For British Navy Stolen At Cochrane,” Porcupine Advance (Timmins). June 11, 1919. Page 03.

Eleven barrels of a superior brand rum were recently shipped from Halifax to British Columbia, for the use of the Navy. Owing to the strike at Winnipeg freight shipments were held at Cochrane on the Government Railway, and while the consignment of rum was sidetracked at Cochrane, of course some Cochrane folks got wind of it. The ultimate result was that the car containing the rum was located and the floor drilled through in several places, until at least, of course, a barrel was also pierced by the augur. The contents of this barrel were allowed to run through into waiting receptacles which were then carefully hidden in the brush near the C.G.R. track. But the officials also learned of the interference with the car, and T. & N.O. [Railway Officer] Swan and Inspector Rowell got busy. They eventually located the stolen liquor and also trailed along until they were able to secure evidence against Joe Taillon, night janitor of the T. & N.O. at Cochrane, and Night Operator Fisher. Before the Magistrate, Taillon pleaded guilty and was remanded for sentence this week. Fisher in the meantime has disappeared, but the police are looking for him and expect to find him soon. Thirty gallows of the forty-six stolen have been recovered. As a consequence of the efforts of the police the sailors at Esquimault will not be defrauded out of their issue of rum.

Indeed, to argue that the welfare state should not have been established, or should not have been established yet, is to ignore political reality. A country which had covered large tracts of East Anglia in concrete to launch bomber fleets, and the south coast in Nissen huts to launch the largest invasion the world had ever seen, could hardly turn round to its citizenry and say it was unable to organise a national health service; that it couldn’t house its people; or that it would not invest in education.

Nicholas Timmins, The Five Giants

“Liberty League Being Formed In Timmins,” Porcupine Advance (Timmins). April 16, 1919. Page 01.

To Fight Prohibition Laws and Other Things Considered as Encroachments.

Mr. James Hylands, of Cobalt, who organized the Cobalt Citizen’s Liberty League, is in the Camp organizing a branch here. ‘I have received the heartiest support and encouragement in the Porcupine,’ says Mr. Hylands. It is the intention to form the Liberty Leagues all over Canada. ‘The Dominion and Provincial Legislatures are continually passing Prohibition Acts, all directed against the rightful and just liberty of the citizen,’ says Mr. Hylands, ‘and it is high time that we organize and fight for our rights, just as the extremists are organized to fight for their favorite fads that deprive the ordinary decent citizen of his personal rights and freedom.’ At present the chief purpose of the Liberty League is to oppose what is considered oppressive legislation along temperance lines. ‘If the ordinary man will only take an interest and join in the organization for the preservation of personal liberty, freedom will remain in this country, but otherwise it goes altogether,’ says Mr. Hylands.

Mr. W. S. Macpherson has been appointed district secretary of the Citizens’ Liberty League, and a public meeting for discussion and to perfect organization in Timmins and district will be held in the course of a week or two.


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