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“Burglars Are Sent Down,” Toronto Globe. August 7, 1918. Page 02.

Brockville, Aug. 6 – (Special.) – Alfred Picard, Alfred Rogers and Napoleon Deladure Utayne of Montreal, convicted of burglarizing Doyle Bros.’ store at Prescott recently, were sentenced to-day to two years each in Kingston Penitentiary. A fourth man, Wilfred Pressau, was given a year in the Ontario Reformatory. The first three named had previous convictions.

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“Socialists in Kingston,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 24, 1912. Page 04.

To the Editor of The Standard:
Sir, – The meeting held on the market square Monday evening was addressed by Mr. Milton Wayman, who was sent here by the Executive Committee of the Social-Democratic party, with head office at Berlin, Ont., for the express purpose of organizing a local branch of that party. This is a second time that an avowed Socialist has addressed a Kingston audience, the first being made by a provincial S. D. organizer two years ago while passing through here on his way from Peterboro to Brockville, where the party has a real live organization. At half-past seven Monday evening, Mr. Wayman started at Barrie street and walked down Princess street, announcing his meeting through a megaphone. He was followed to the market square by many people, curious to know what was going to happen. A crowd of four or five hundred listened for an hour and a half to Mr. Wayman’s forceful indictment of the present capitalistic form of social production and distribution of the necessaries and comforts of life, and, judging by the frequent applause and the number of people who expressed their willingness to become members of the party. Kingston is ready and waiting for the Socialistic message. The object and purpose of this organization will be to carry on a continual campaign of education by a systematic distribution of Socialistic literature, and by holding street-meetings, lectures and debates on social and economic questions. When deemed advisable, the local branch will run candidates at the municipal provincial and Dominion elections.

Respectfully yours,

Local Organizer of the Social-Democratic Party.
Kingston, July 24, 1912.

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“Bicycle Thief Sentenced,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 17, 1912. Page 03.

Three additional months were today added by Judge McDonald at Brockville to the sentence of one year and 260 days imposed yesterday on Frank Grey for the theft of bicycles. Grey was brought before acting Magistrate Patterson charged with breaking jail and was committed for trial. Later he was brought before the judge and when asked why he made the attempt Grey replied that the open front door of the court house was such a temptation that he thought he would take the chance.

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