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An essay is presented concerning the career of former Winnipeg, Manitoba, chief police magistrate George William Baker from 1901 to 1903. It discusses his method of rapidly adjudicating cases at the James Street court in Winnipeg with firmness, his attitude toward civil cases as opposed to criminal cases, and his attitude toward crimes against property and morality. The article also discusses opposition to Baker's judicial style and rulings, particularly the use of corporal punishment. The article states that he was dismissed from his position in December 1903.