Friday, February 2, 1917

Mrs. Frind suing her husband for alimony on account of the cruel manner in which he treats her. He dines allegations.

“My wife is a robust, self-willed women, with a dominating personality, while I am gentle and patient to the point of resignation. She is devoted to pleasure, luxury, expensive liquors and a life of ease”


Saturday, January 20, 1917

“For two years, Toronto’s jail farms have been ready to receive and improve the unfortunates whom Toronto sends to jail. For two years negotiations have been under way between the city and Province to so arrange matters that the old grey castle on the Don could be abandoned and abolished. The work is not yet done.”

Thursday, August 24, 1916

Crewman arrested for assaulting chef on board the Steamship Toronto. “Three helpings of chicken, Hayes explained, had passed from the plate to Tripoluki, but still, like Oliver Twist, he asked for more. ‘I told him he couldn’t have more. There were others of the crew to be fed. He then banged me on the head with a plate.’ Hayes said.”

Thursday, August 17, 1916

Young Americans who use drugs must leave the City.

“The company which Harry Lyons and Arthur Saunders, two young Americans, kept while sojourning in Toronto failed to come up to the social standards of the constable who arrested them. The boon companion bore the name morphine. Their liberty was forthcoming on condition that they leave the city and take their affection for the opiate with them.”

Saturday, July 22, 2016

Women takes cab from Kingston to Toronto but refused to pay $35 fare ($700 in 2016) “Myrtle Molly, anxious to reach Toronto from Kingston…hailed a passing taxi. Upon arrival she succeeded in giving the obliging chaffeur the slip… Miss Molly proved an elusive customer also to the police, but apprehended, succeeding in pleading not guilty through a mouthful of gum.”

Saturday, July 15, 1916

Giddy group talked vulgarly in a park. “While William Johnson, his lady friend, and a group of other swains similarly accompanied conversed in the moonlight at Alexandra Park last night, they allowed a part of their conversation to be overheard by an adjacent constable, who described it in the Police Court to-day as ‘simply disgraceful.’ Young Johnson faced the charge of disorderly conduct because his was the vocabulary which particularly offended the constabulary ears.”

Tuesday July 11, 1916

Five boys charged for stealing six pigeons from St. Patricks Market. “Another birdlike touch was added to the case by reason of the fact that the two juvenile complainants bore the names of Moses and Aaron Stork.”