The Shenanigans of Dr. Howard of Carleton Place – Part 2


Part 1- Dr. G. S. Howard of Carleton Place — Just Call Me Master!

One thing always leads to another researching things about Carleton Place. From one advertisement found, comes a mountain of deceit, a man sued for libel, and one of the biggest frauds ever tried in the Dominion of Canada. All this from one local Carleton Place man called Dr. Howard who made medicine and religious quackery his forte, and was also into green silk robes.


This tidbit found this week in some notations from Howard Morton Brown

Dr. Howard had quite a large collection of oil paintings that were supposed to be worth a fortune in his home in Carleton Place. He sold the collection to a New York art firm, reportedly for a whopping sum of $400,000. The art firm later declared the paintings were worthless, or nearly so, and attempted tor recover the money from the good doctor.  Of course they were unsuccessful as they had put their own valuation on them. If you read his ad above, he stipulates that all wide awake dealers carry his medicines. Some even were touted as curing cancer. Too bad some of these folks he swindled were asleep at the switch– so he could get his just desserts. Stay tuned for more!

howardaaFiles and photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum





Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Nov 1921, Tue,  Page 6



Did You Know Who was Cooking in Back of Lancaster’s Grocery Store? Dr. Howard I Presume! – Part 3

Dr. G. S. Howard of Carleton Place — Just Call Me Master!

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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