“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” in Lanark County


Return of Convictions for the Period Ending June 14 1893 Perth Court serving all of Lanark County.  I recognize some local names. Are any of your relatives here? I can understand some– but fast bicycle riding?



Jno. Reid and Jno Denham, Henry Rescroft, Wilmer Fleming, William Wright, Robert Hornebrook, Andrew Armour, Fred Griffith, George Stewart, Loren Griffith, each fined $1


Jake Angus and Frank Bennett, each fined $5

Drunk and Disorderly

Jacob Leslie, Dinah Harper and John O’Hare, each fined $2

Selling After Hours:

Michael Dixon and F. Lambert, each fined $20

Sale of Liquor During Prohibited Hours:

Jacob Morris and George A. Jackman, each fined $20


William Nicholson, fined $5

  1. St. James, and Jas. Phillips, each fined $1

Breech of Game Act

Thomas Needham, fined $5




David Morreau, committed to gaol


Robert Cowie, complainant was Frank Boothroyd, fined $2


Robert Cowie, complainant was Archibald Calhoun, fined $1

Mrs. D. Logan, complainant was Duncan Ferguson, fined $1

Alexander Short, fined $5

Richard Duffy, fined $1 plus costs



Congregating on Street Corners:

George Dixon, Reginald Simpson, James Ennis, George Black, Jas. O’Neil, Thomas Willoughby, W. Willoughby, Charles Thornhill, J. Murphy, H. Easton, each fined $5.25

  1. Huddleston, John Davis and Ed. Marquette, each fined $1.50


Jacob Thompson, William Henry, Esther Majory, L. Shaw, Susan Bennett, Jno. K. Elliott, each received six months in gaol

Throwing Balls of Snow

Jas. McAllister, fined $1

Practicing Medicine Without a License

Dr. W. McKay, ten days in gaol


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Causing a Disturbance on a Public Road

John Salter, fined $9.75

James Nolan, J. Conlin, and George Nolan, each fined $5.25

Refusing to Pay Wages

William Hogg, complainant was Alexander C. Fraser, fine was $40 plus costs

Charles Miller, Alexander White, William Farrell, fined $1 each

Selling Liquor in Less Than Three Half Pints

William Prescott, fined $20

Abusive Language

M.C. Ross, charged by Mrs. MeLean, fined $3

Obscene Language

Martin Conlin, charged by R. McGowan, fined $1


I was drunk get out of jail free card

Causing a Disturbance on a Public Highway

  1. McGuire, fined $4

Using Horses and Wagon Without a License

Vince Bradford, fined $1

Riding Bicycle on Sidewalk

Selling Liquor During Prohibited Hours

James E. Rathwell, James Presley, George O’Brien, fined $20 each

Refusing to Pay Wages

Henry Brace, $7.40 plus costs


Petty Trespass

James Little, John Burns, John Wright, each fined fifty cents

Fast Driving

John Lee, fined $1

Breach of Town Bylaws

Noah Leclair, fined 41

Furious Driving

Thomas Vaughan, fined 43

Fast Bicycle Riding



The Drunken Desperados of Carleton Place

Her Father Was a Local Drunkard

Dr. Andrew Elliott of Almonte — Tarred and Feathered

The Young Offenders of Lanark County

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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