“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.