Clippings of the Saunders Brothers Shoe Scandal in Smiths Falls–Local Politician Runs Amuck!

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Clippings of the Saunders Brothers Shoe Scandal in Smiths Falls–Local Politician Runs Amuck!

 

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Shenanigans ran amuck in small towns, even in those days, and this was quite the story between a Smiths Falls shoe store and a member of council. It went back and forth for a long time, and the whole issue smelled badly from the beginning. on october 11, 1897, four of the most important witnesses failed to show up? Things do not seem to change do they? You only need to look at the news clipping in historical facts to understand there was history to one W.E. Brown alderman from Smiths Falls and when witnesses do not show up–well, it’s hard to make a case.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  25 Jun 1897, Fri,  Page 6

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jun 1897, Mon,  Page 1

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Jun 1897, Tue,  Page 7

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  06 Jul 1897, Tue,  Page 7

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Jul 1897, Wed,  Page 6

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  09 Jul 1897, Fri,  Page 8

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Jul 1897, Wed,  Page 7

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Jul 1897, Thu,  Page 3

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  23 Oct 1897, Sat,  Page 6

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Nov 1897, Thu,  Page 1

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  26 Jul 1898, Tue,  Page 8

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Oct 1898, Sat,  Page 3

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Jan 1898, Tue,  Page 7

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  26 Jul 1898, Tue,  Page 8

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Jun 1898, Thu,  Page 7

 

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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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