When reading old newspapers, you might find the language to be over-flowery and the fashion ads may seem amusing, but one thing that does not change is the reference to crime. Fraud, assault, embezzelment, break and enter, theft, and even murder are a common thread throughout the decades of the old crumbling publications.
The 1914 Herald mentions the crime of three young ladies "corrupting our youths" in a house of ill-repute they kept together. 1915 saw offenders of the "forbidden list" making reference to alcohol.
During WW1, in 1916, a very unpatriotic crime of fraud was committed by a young lady at the Marmora Fair (see right), while 1917 saw drug related charges and even a charge of family desertion.
Fraudulent cheques, arson, shoot ups, a grave robbery and even a tar and feathering. Marmora has seen it all.
But perhaps one of the most colourful characters of wayward activity was Isaac Sellyeh, known and appreciated for his skill of escape, not just from the hands of the law in Marmora, but from the Peterborough jail and that of Kingston.
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