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“Fifteen Years’ Imprisonment,” Toronto Globe. November 11, 1918. Page 09.

Stiff Sentence Is Imposed Upon Giovanni di Francesco

Two Others Announced

Giovanni di Francesco, found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the death of Dominic Zangarie, whom he admitted killing on a plea of self-defense, was on Saturday sentenced by Mr. Justice Riddell to fifteen years’ imprisonment.

William Nicholls, who pleaded guilty of doing grievous bodily harm to Martha Hassal, was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. Nicholls had been released on parole from penitentiary, where he was serving a term of two years for housebreaking. The unexpired term will run concurrently with his ten-year sentence. As the prisoner left the dock, his young wife, who was sitting in the court, on failing to attract his attention, fainted, and had to be carried out.

Everett Struit, who was charged with Nicholls, and whom the jury found guilty of attempting to do bodily harm to Martha Hassal, was sentenced to eighteen months in the Ontario Reformatory.

Two Years for Pearsall
William Pearsall, found guilty of criminal negligence arising out of the death of Joseph Hughes, who was killed when the car which Pearsall was driving turned over on Danforth avenue last July, was sentenced to two months [sic] in the penitentiary.

In announcing the sentence, his Lordship declared that the driving of motor cars by men under the influence of liquor must stop. ‘It is bad enough,’ he continued, ‘to be at the mercy of those naturally reckless or too young to be in charge of motors without having men under the influence of liquor driving through our streets. You were guilty of manslaughter, but I am not going to whack the jury over your shoulders because of their mistaken clemency.’

‘There is no law that allows a man to drive fifteen miles an hour,’ said Mr. Justice Riddell Saturday, on postponing sentence on Norman Cowie for a week in order that more inquiries might be made. ‘The law says he must not exceed fifteen miles an hour, but in some cases that is too fast. Auto drivers must think.’

Cowie was found guilty of criminal negligence in connection with the death of Sarah Livingstone, who was run down and killed by his motor car.

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$60.00 REWARD from Department of Justice, UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY, Atlanta, Georgia

Joseph P. Fernandez, No. 2541. Received May 25, 1909, from New York, N. Y., under sentence of seven years and six months, for counterfeiting. Parole December 20, 1911. Residence, New Rochelle, N. Y.


[67.5 | 73.0 | 89.8 | 19.1 | 15.2 | 14.7 | 6.5 | 25.6 | 11.8 | 9.2 | 45.7]FINGER PRINT CLASSIFICATION: 32 ½ MO // 16 OM

Description.- Age, 45; height, 5 feet 6 inches; weight, 145; build, medium; eyes, blue variegated; hair, dark brown; slightly grey; complexion, dark sallow; occupation, chauffeur; nativity, Spain.

Irregular scar of 2 ½ inches, oblique slightly outward, at 1 ¼ inches above left wrist, front. Small scar, at 3/8 inch above 2nd joint of left index finger, rear. Scar, of 3/8 x ¾ inch, at 1 5/8 inches above right wrist, front and inner. Indistinct scar of ¾ inch, vertical, on bass of right thumb, outer. Scar of 5/8 inch, horizontal, at middle right eye brow. Pupil of left eye very small and partially covered by white spot. Lips think. Hair pompadour.

Violated parole in September 1913, at Allentown, Pa. $60.00 will be paid for his arrest and delivery to an officer of this institution at any jail in the United States. Wire communications, charges collect, government rate, to                                                                                                             
                                                                 FRED G. ZERBST, Warden,                                                                                                                    ATLANTA, Georgia

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“Hold-up et fructueuse chasse à l’homme dans l’est,”

Le Petit journal
, August 22, 1948. Page 03.

Un bandit de 23 ans a causé tout un émoi, vendredi matin, dans la paisible paroisse de Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, à l’extrême est de Montréal. Cerné par des policiers, il a vite du rendre l’argent volé, une somme d’environ $17,000, et reprendre le chemin de la prison qu’il n’avait quittée que le mois dernier. Les photos ci-haut retracent ce drame. A l’extrème gauches, les constables Edouard Leriche, Thibeault et St-Aubin encadrent le prévenu, qui a dit se nommer Bob Robert, mais dont le nom véritable seriat Marcel Davidson. La photo suivante montre le sergent X. Vailliancourt, de la Circulation, et l’agent Charbonneau, de Radio-Police, tenant la serviette aux $17,000. A noter que M. Vaillancourt n’était nullement de service, au moment du drame. Par dévouement, il a littéralement sauté dans son pantalon, pour donner le chasée au bandit, sur sa motorcyclette, et c’est à lui que revient surtout l’honneur de la capture. M. Vailliancourt  n’avait ni bretelles ni ceinture, et c’est un copain policier qui le voyant en train de perdre son patalon lui a prêté une ceinture. La photo suivante montre le local de la banque où

le bandit s’est emparé des $17,000, à l’angle des rues Boyce et Monsabré. Deux policiers ont vu le bandit démarrant dans une auto Ford, portant une licence ontarienne. C’est alors que la chasse commença, conduite par le motocycliste Vaillancourt, pour se terminer dans un cul-de-sac, d’où

le bandit se sauve à travers champs pour être bientôt cerné. A l’extrème droite, Mme. Henri Desrosiers, et son jeune fils, habitant le logis situé au-dessus de la banque,

le malandrin a tiré deux coups de revolver pour mieux effrayer les commis de banqus. L’un des projecticles a percé le plafond de la banque et le plancher du logis de Mme Desrosiers, passant à quelques pouces du sofa (cercie noir)

elle se reposait avec son enfant. 

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“Back to the Pen,” Toronto Star. July 28, 1916. Page 14.

But recently the military columns of the papers told of the exploit of an ex-acrobat, Lezine Renand, in literally turning a somersault into the arms of the Beaver Battalion. To-day his eagerness to don the khaki was partially explained when he faced the charge laid by the authorities of the Kingston Penitentiary of having broken his parole. Col. Denison accordingly ordered that he be returned to that stronghold, where his recent army training in marking time will land him in good stead.

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Demonstrated That He Was Active Enough to Be Forester
One of the novel features of the Orange Day parade was the appearance of the 238th Foresters, equipped with the weapons with which they hope to fight the Kaiser – axes. The Foresters were out over forty strong, this representing the most of the recruits taken at the local recruiting depot during the past two weeks.

A somewhat astonishing turn to the recruiting of the 238th took place yesterday when a man walked into the headquarters at 55 Queen West, turned a double-somersault forwards and backwards, then walked up to Lt. H. S. Price, who is in charge of the office and asked if he appeared active enough to be a Forester. The man turned out to be Lezime Renaud, of Aylmer, P. Q., who had traveled from Hamilton for the sake of joining up. Besides being an acrobat, a boxer, and wrestler, Renaud is a saw-filer by trade, and should prove a valuable addition to the force. He has two brothers already fighting with the Canadian forces.

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“Wins Liberty By Mad Dash Through Stores, Upstairs, Down,” Globe and Mail. July 13, 1938. Page 04.

Youth Leaps From Window; Drops 20 Feet

Crashes Through Trap-Door, Into Cellar, Continues His Flight

Lost Mid Orangemen
Peterborough, July 12 (Special).- Arnold Cameron, 24, of Sunderland, has not been apprehended at a late hour tonight after he escaped from the local police station while having searched this morning.

County, Provincial, and city police are seeking the young man who was arrested a few days ago and charged with stealing a diamond ring and a sum of money.

Cameron appeared in court this morning, but the Crown did not offer any evidence against him since his case had already been reported in Ontario Parole Board and Chief Inspector Swaizie was on hand with warrants to have him returned to Guelph Reformatory for violation of his parole. When Cameron was taken downstairs he was searched and Sergeant John Thompson was about to place place him in the cells when he broke away from the officer. The officer started to follow, but realized the cell door was open and that eight or ten prisoners might escape.

H. B. Reid, Hamilton balliff, was a visitor in the police station at the time and took up pursuit of the flying Cameron, who dashed out a laneway and across the market. He then entered the Florence Ladies’ Wear store, dashed through it and up into a photographic studio, where Albert Cripps, the only one in the building at the time, nearly captured him. Cameron, cornered in the dark room, smashed his way through a composition wall to race downstairs, across the street and through a department store where he knocked two women customers flying in his mad dash.

Cameron was then corned in an apartment house, but as the officers surrounded the building he jumped twenty feet from a second-story window as Detective Piercy approached the room in which he was hiding. 

He lit on a trap door leading to a cellar entrance and crashed through it with apparent little injury, for he sped away through the city streets and was lost in the crowd of Orangemen celebrating the Twelth of July. 

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“An Ottawa Burglar,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 12, 1912. Page 01.

Severin Desjardins Comes to Penitentiary for Five Years.

Ottawa, July 12. – Severin Desjardins, the young man who entered the premises of Mrs. Jos. Belliveau, on Blackburn avenue, in broad daylight assaulted Mrs. Belliveau, and stole a purse containing $25, was sentenced by Deputy Magistrate Askwith to five years in Portsmouth Penitentiary.

This is only one of a list of sentences imposed on Desjardins, all for burglary, house and shop breaking. A little over a year ago, he was sentenced to Central Prison for a term of two years for shop breaking and at the time of his recent arrest was out on parole. He had been out only a month.

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“Burwash Fugitive Is Found Drowned,” Toronto Star. July 2, 1948. Page 01.

Special to The Star
Sudbury, July 2 – The body of WIlson Brock, 35, who escaped from Burwash prison farm June 19, was recovered from Long Lake at Bayswater, 16 miles southeast of Burwash, today, provincial police announced. The body was recovered by Provincial Constable Ralph Edwards.

A companion, whom police identified as George Waynott of Hamilton, who escaped at the same time as Brock, is still missing. Brock was sentenced at Hamilton in October, 1947, to 18 months, for breach of parole.

Provincial police expressed the theory Brock drowned while trying to swim a river on his way from the reformatory.

‘We believe the river, which runs rapidly and is often turbulent may have been too much for him. His body undoubtedly was carried down into Long Lake by the current,’ a police official said.

The body bore no clear cut marks that would indicate foul play, he said. ‘It appeared as if the body had been in the water for some time,’ he said.

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