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From the Archives of Western Newspapers

Posted on August 30, 2023 by Sunny South News

By Samantha Johnson
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Saturday, August 22, 1903 – The Eye Opener

In Revelstoke, Charles Timmins has been arrested on the suspicion of causing the death of Frank Stewart. Both men were drinking together throughout the evening at the hotel and fell on the floor several times, although it appeared that neither was injured.  The proprietor, Mr. Dupont, arrived on the scene and seeing both men were worse for liquor, ordered Timmins away and put Stewart in a room to sober up. Shortly after, Stewart was found dead.

A royal commission appointed by the Dominion government opened at 11 a.m. this morning in Dawson. The commission is investigating the charges of illegal acts in connection with securing mining concessions in the Yukon. The case is being presented by the Yukon board of trade and they propose to attack the Treadgold, Boyle, Quartz Creek, Miller Creek, Bronson, Ray and Matson along with the Doyle concessions. The first day was taken up with preliminaries.

In Worcester, Massachusetts perfect weather conditions prevailed for the opening of the regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen. The event is taking place on Lake Quinsigamond and Winnipeg crews were successful in both events they entered.

Thursday, August 29, 1912 –
Carlstadt News

Three men who reside outside the city limits were given stiff fines by Frank Wagner, J.P. at a police court held in his office last Thursday. The trio were charged with being drunk and disorderly on the streets the previous night. Each was fined $10 in addition to the $12.75 in costs. That was not the most interesting part of the proceedings. Each man was also ordered to interdict himself or spend six months in jail. They climbed on the water wagon and must remain there until August 15, 1913.

In Germany, a family went to the country, about 50 miles from their home in the city, for their summer break and took their Scoth collie with them. The family had recently taken in a stray but decided to leave it behind after arranging with a neighbour to come and feed the dog. A week after they arrived, the family was distressed to find their collie missing and spent another week looking all over before giving him up as lost. Shortly after, the collie returned and brought the stray dog back with him.

In Ottawa, industrial conditions have been disturbed by labour disputes. 46 were reported, an increase over July last year by 28 and nine more than in the month previous. The garment workers strike also terminated in July, after two months of idleness with more than 4,000 employees returning to work.

Thursday, August 26, 1920 –
Macleod Times

The freighter Superior City collided with the steamer Willis L. King and sunk 4.5 miles northeast of Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. It is believed the lives of 28 men and one woman, the wife of the second engineer, are lost. Four crewmen were saved, included the captain.

German workers at Danzig have seized the docks, preventing any landing of supplies for Poland. The German commander of the port is said to have refused to assign moorings for the French dispatch boat Accra and the cruiser Gueydon. Sir Reginald Tower, high commissioner for the League of Nations at Danzig, has refused to take any action, declaring he must wait for instructions from London.

There wasn’t a hotel in Detroit that could provide a bed long enough for Ralph S. Madson. The 23-year-old is seven feet, six inches tall and claims he’s never been ill a day in his life.

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