Perth Remembered— Photo taken outside James Brother’s Foundry 1910. Shown here are W. Bates and D. Mayall on a cart with a shipment of sleighs from James Brothers
Perth Expositor:—’The end of a source of ‘‘easy’’ money for several residents of Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Almonte was marked with a loud crash on Monday afternoon when Provincial Police and Almonte was marked with a loud crash on Monday afternoon when Provincial Police under inspector Sidney Oliver of the Ontario Legislature, assailed the; the No. 9 Headquarters staff at Perth reduced and 14 machines to a mass of twisted scrap in the James Brother’s Foundry yard here.
The machines, gambling devices. Worth many hundreds of dollars were seized in a series of raids on various business places in the three towns several weeks ago. Since then they had been stored at Police headquarters here. Crown Attorney W. W.Pollock, of Carleton Place, and County Magistrate J. T. Kirkland, of Almonte. were in Perth for the smashing ceremony, at which the odds were undoubtedly against the machine.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 08 Jun 1934, Fri, Page 1
1910-Canada’s Criminal Code is amended to allow pari-mutuel betting on horse races and temporary games of chance if profits for charitable or religious purposes, or at agricultural fairs.
The province of Alberta, Canada, legalizes bingo games
1920-Canada’s Criminal Code is amended to allow pari-mutuel betting system
In 1934 they began a campaign of ridding the towns of slot machines.
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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.
Pinball Was Corrupting Our Children in Lanark County
The Schwerdtfegerisms of Tobacco and Gambling
A Warning to Those Gambling Ladies of Carleton Place!
Gambling in Carleton Place — Viva Old Las Carleton Place