At a town meeting in April of 1912, John Hiney "owns" C.N. Prouty in a debate over Prouty's proposed curfew law. "My father suffered enough from the curfew law," says Hiney, " It's an English law. Let the English keep it. It's touching on slavery." Old C.N. probably had all he could do to keep from turning into a "Know Nothing" that night. The tension between the Yankee bosses from the East Side and the Irish and French workers was pretty high in those days, and this is a perfect example.