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  • Murderous Assault
    York Commonwealth, 7 Jan 1859, p. 2     Article about the assault of John Bainborough by Robert McClinton. ...
    York Commonwealth, 7 Jan 1859, p. 2   Article about the assault of John Bainborough by Robert McClinton. ...
  • Clever Capture
    York Commonwealth, 21 Jan 1859, p. 2     Article about the robbery and eventual capture of the guilty party. This article was originally published in the Leader ...
    York Commonwealth, 21 Jan 1859, p. 2   Article about the robbery and eventual capture of the guilty party. This ...
  • Murder in Georgina
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, 2, 3     Published account of the sentencing of John O'Leary for the murder of a Mr. Kelly. O'Leary stated that he did not receive a fair trial as he could not afford to have witnesses brought in to help his defense. ...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, 2, 3   Published account of the sentencing of John O'Leary for the murder of ...
  • Burglary
    York Commonwealth, 18 Feb 1859, p. 3     Report of a robbery at the the corner of Louisa and Terauley streets in Toronto. ...
    York Commonwealth, 18 Feb 1859, p. 3   Report of a robbery at the the corner of Louisa and Terauley ...
  • Stabbing Case
    York Herald, 19 Aug 1859     Report dealing with the violence and eventual escape of a guilty party in Centreville. ...
    York Herald, 19 Aug 1859   Report dealing with the violence and eventual escape of a guilty party ...
  • Beating down the prices
    York Herald, 22 Nov 1861, p. 4     An article about how a customer's habit of dealing to lower prices on goods can drive the seller to eventually lie, cheat and steal. ...
    York Herald, 22 Nov 1861, p. 4   An article about how a customer's habit of dealing to lower prices ...
  • Breaking into a School-House
    York Commonwealth, 7 Jan 1859, p. 2     Article about the break-in at the Louisa Street School House as originally reported in the Globe. ...
    York Commonwealth, 7 Jan 1859, p. 2   Article about the break-in at the Louisa Street School House as originally ...
  • The Madigan Murder
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2     Article taken from the Ledger, detailing the sentencing of James Fleming for the murder of Thomas Madigan. Fleming was sentenecd to death. ...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2   Article taken from the Ledger, detailing the sentencing of James Fleming for ...
  • Reprieve for Hughey -- Sentences of Fleming and O'Leary Confirmed
    York Commonwealth, 4 Mar 1859, p. 2     Article states that William Hughey has received a reprieve for the murder of Mr. Ramsey. Mr. Fleming and Mr. O'Leary have each been sentenced to death. ...
    York Commonwealth, 4 Mar 1859, p. 2   Article states that William Hughey has received a reprieve for the murder ...
  • Excessive Drinking
    York Commonwealth, 18 Mar 1859, p. 2     Man arrested for being drunk and disorderly later dies in the hospital. ...
    York Commonwealth, 18 Mar 1859, p. 2   Man arrested for being drunk and disorderly later dies in the hospital. ...
  • A Nimble Youth
    York Herald, 15 Jul 1859, p. 3     Report of a ten year olds creative escape from prison. ...
    York Herald, 15 Jul 1859, p. 3   Report of a ten year olds creative escape from prison. ...
  • Stolen Property Found
    York Herald, 26 Aug 1859, p. 3     Report detailing the arrest and prosecution of 11 individuals found to be in possession of stolen property. ...
    York Herald, 26 Aug 1859, p. 3   Report detailing the arrest and prosecution of 11 individuals found to be ...
  • What to do
    York Herald, 7 Oct 1859, p. 2     A follow-up to last week's article about the increase of crime in the area, the assertion that crime is caused not by drunkenness, but by greed, ignorance or defective education, and the remedy - reformatory schools. ...
    York Herald, 7 Oct 1859, p. 2   A follow-up to last week's article about the increase of crime in ...
  • The Whitchurch Murder
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2     Published account of the sentencing of William Hughie for the murder of Robert Ramsey. Hughie was sentenced to death. The judge recommended that the prisoner seek clemency from the government...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2   Published account of the sentencing of William Hughie for the murder of ...
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