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Troublemakers don't take Sunday off

Sabbath-Breaking – The Montreal Daily Witness Apr. 20, 1868

Yesterday afternoon, a parcel of boys were playing lacrosse in the Montreal Cricket Ground; and, before they left, set fire to the dry grass in the field, causing considerable annoyance and alarm to the Sunday-school assembled in the church near by. The police should keep an eye on the fields on Sunday, to prevent desecration of the Sabbath.

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Rowdies take over the Point

Rowdyism – The Montreal Daily Witness Mar. 31, 1868

At Point St. Charles, on Sunday afternoon, some four or five hundred of the roughs of the city and suburbs gathered in rear of Forfar street to see a lacrosse match played. We cannot learn who were the players, but the noise and shouting were frightful. The field in which this game was going on belongs to the contractors who built the Grand Trunk Railroad, and who should leave some one in charge to prevent such desecration. The inhabitants of the vicinity in question, who are nearly all Protestants, were very much annoyed. There should evidently be an extra police-force placed at Point St. Carles on Sundays.

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