Hamilton Spectator Deaths 1854 January 9, 1854 GOODHUE - We learn from Simcoe that a most horrible unprovoked murder was committed in the gaol of that place on Monday night last. It appears from such particulars as have reached us that a dissipated vagabond named William Boycan, better known as "Yankee Bill", had been causing disturbances through the evening on the streets and in a grocery in the town, and was, in consequence, committed to gaol for the night. At his own request, Boycan was put in the cell with a decrepit old pauper named James Goodhue who was kept in the gaol in mere charity.When the gaoler left the cell, Boycan appeared composed and on excellent terms with his fellow prisoner. Some time in the night, however the prisoners in the adjoining cells were awakened by cries of "Mercy" "Murder" and noises as of persons struggling in the cell occupied by Boycan and Goodhue. Thinking that Boycan was offering violence to the old man, they made every effort to compel him to desist by calling to him and to awaken the gaoler, but without avail. The old man, Goodhue, was murdered. An inquest was held on Tuesday before M. Denison, Esq., coroner. The gaoler Mr. Walker, in evidence stated that on entering the cell in the morning, he found Goodhue lying dead and Boycan apparently insane. He had heard nothing in the night. The body of the deceased presented a most revolting spectacle. His head had been dashed against the floor and walls, and was beaten almost to a pulp. His scalp had been torn from the skull, and a large piece was bitten out of one of his arms. One of his fingers was bitten nearly off. The jury, after deliberation, rendered a verdict of wilful murder against William Boycan. Boycan appears quite insane, no doubt from his habitual intemperance. January 10, 1854 BROWN - Died on the 8th instant, of inflammation of the lungs, at the residence of his son, Dr. Brown, Stoney Creek, W. C. Brown, of Tyrone County, Ireland, aged 78 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the above named place on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. January 11, 1854 MILLS - Died in this city, on the evening of the 9th instant, Mrs. John Mills, of Walnut Street, aged 24. The deceased was the second daughter of Robert Holbrooke, Esq. IRWIN (Toronto) - A jury of fifteen persons was yesterday sworn by Coroner King to enquire into the death of a cab-driver named George Irwin whose death is supposed to have resulted from injuries received in a street row last Saturday night. The inquest was held at Mr. Beatty's tavern on Adelaide street - Mr. J. E. Mount joy, foreman. The jury having viewed the body, decided on postponing the examination of witnesses to this evening at four o'clock for the purpose of affording time to Drs. Telfer and Bethune to consider whether the delirium tremens which set in before deceased died was produced solely by the use of spirituous liquors or was the effect of the attack. It appears from the statement of a man named Owen Hays that while he and the deceased were returning home along Church street last Saturday night between twelve and one o'clock, they met two fellows, one of whom pushed Irwin off the sidewalk and followed up the attack by kicking him until he broke his leg, when both assailants ran away leaving one of their caps behind which it is hoped may lead to his apprehension. While Irwin was down, Hays had held off the second man, but was unable to hold him. A "skull-cracker" was found in the morning after the occurrence near the scene of the scuffle. Irwin was conveyed home, but notwithstanding the efforts of the medicalman, he died on Thursday evening. He was a quiet inoffensive man,only 27 years of age. January 12, 1854 EVANS - On Friday last, the 23rd ultimo, as Capt. Evans of Delaware was returning, home from a shooting excursion in company with his only son, a lad of twelve years of age, he incautiously carried his gun over his shoulder, the muzzle pointing forwards while he was proceeding a few paces in advance of him. By an unfortunate mischance, a twig caught the trigger of the gun which caused its discharge. The whole of the contents lodged in the head of the poor youth who instantly dropped dead. The consternation of Capt. Evans was so overpowering that he stood some time riveted to the spot quite speechless, but at last recovered sufficient self-possession to call to an individual who was passing near the; spot with a team, who assisted him to raise his son and carry him home. It is hoped that this untoward event may not be without its use by inducing great caution in the use of firearms. Accidents of this character have been lately of very frequent occurrence. JUNE 13, 1854 DIXON - Died at his residence, Colborne Street, London, C.W., on the 9th instant, Lieutenant Colonel Manley Dixon, formerly of H.M. 90th Light Infantry, aged 74 years, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends. JONES - Died at Streetsville, on the 9th instant, Agnes, eldest daughter of Mr. William Jones, formerly of this city aged 9 years and 6 months. January 17, 1854 HAGGARD - Died in this city, on Saturday last, Mr. William Haggard, aged 73, late Sergeant Major, H.M. 18th Foot. Deceased was a native of County Kerry, Ireland. January 18, 1854 IRWIN - The inquest on the body of George Irwin has resulted in a verdict of wilful murder against Hugh McCrae and another person, name unknown. Fourteen out of the fifteen jurors were for a verdict of murder and one for assault only. (See page 1) January 20, 1854 PRINGLE - Died here on Wednesday, the 18th instant, aged 24 years, Mary Margaret, the beloved wife of J. D. Pringle, Esq. Friends are requested without further notice to attend the funeral on Saturday, the 21st instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. January 24, 1854 WALKER - Died at 4th George Square, Greenock, Scotland, Dec. 12th, 1853, of scarletina, William, aged 3 years and 3 months, eldest son of Mr. Hugh Walker, formerly of Hamilton. WALKER - Died on the 19th of the same disease, Richard Wonham, aged 10 months, second son of Mr. Hugh Walker. WALKER - Died on the 28th, of the same, in her sixth year, Agnes, eldest and only surviving child of Mr. Hugh Walker. MULVAHILL- An inquest was held by H. B. Bull, Esq., coroner, and a jury, on Sunday last, at Mr. Skuce's tavern, on the body of a fine young man named John Mulvahill who was killed on Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock by the falling down of the embankment at the second pit from the Heights on the Hamilton and Toronto Railroad. It appeared from the evidence that Mulvahill only came out here last year, and during that time had been employed in railway work, and that on Saturday last, he and a number of others were engaged in undermining the bank at that place when it suddenly gave way and completely buried him. His fellow workers did all they could to dig him out, but when they did so, life was extinct. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased came by his death by a bank of earth falling on him which he was undermining and further that no watchman was placed to give the alarm, and hence they were of the opinion that the person in charge of the men neglected his duty in not placing such a watch. January 25, 1854 GUARD - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, the infant son of William Guard. January 28, 1854 DOUGLASS - Died on the 24th instant, at Nelson, of consumption, Tamer, daughter of Thomas Douglass, Esq., aged 17 years. January 30, 1854 CHURCH (Paris) - On Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of the village were shocked to learn that a man of the name of Amos Church had been frozen to death in Paris. On Monday morning, an inquest was held by Dr. Robert McCosh and a respectable jury on the body. It was proved in evidence that deceased had been drinking during Saturday afternoon and had not been seen after six o'clock till found dead. There was a large bruise on his forehead, and on medical examination, it was found, though the skull was not fractured, yet the blow was of sufficient force to have stunned him. When found, the deceased had no coat or vest on; his coat was found some distance off, his sleeves twisted inside out; and his hat and gloves also scattered about. Suspicions are afloat of foul play having been committed. The jury adjourned till next Monday to give time for enquiries. In the meantime a suitable reward should be offered for any information which could convict the ruffian who struck the man to the ground and then left him to freeze to death. We trust our local authorities will take this matter in hand at once and use every endeavour to trace this unpleasant matter to the bottom. WIGMORE (Toronto) - Yesterday morning the body of a young man named Wigmore was discovered on the ice near the marsh on the Don River. When found, he had one of his boots off and a loaf of bread was lying beside the body. He was engaged in the fishing business and started for the Island on Tuesday afternoon by the land east of the bay. Deceased was of somewhat intemperate habits and he was, when under the influence of liquor, subject to fits. The body was brought over by some fishermen to the fish market, it having been discovered in the morning. Nothing had been heard of the deceased since he left the city on Tuesday till the body was found. A jury was summoned by Dr. King at three o'clock in the afternoon, and after viewing the body, the inquest was adjourned till to-day at two o'clock when it will be held at the City Hall. Nothing was found upon his person but a small wallet containing five York shillings. The inquest on the body of Robert Wigmore, which was found in a frozen state in the marsh on last Thursday morning, was commenced yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Police Office. Owing to a severe visitation in the family of Dr. King, that gentleman was unable to preside, and Coroner Duggan took charge of the enquiry. Two witnesses were examined, the material portion of which evidence is embraced in the following testimony. John King, M.D., being sworn, deposed as follows: I have inspected the body of deceased, Robert Wigmore; there are no external marks of violence upon the body. I have been informed that deceased was a fisherman and worked on the Island, that he was subject to fits, and that he used to have them daily. I saw the place where he was said to have been found on the marsh east of Mr. Gooderham's steam-mill. When I saw him, he was lying on his back; his hat bound close upon his head with a handkerchief; his arms placed across his chest; one leg bent; one of his boots off and lying near to him; a loaf of bread also near to him with one or two drops of blood upon it as if he had fallen while he still held the bread in his hands. The probability may be that in going to the Island he missed his way and wandered into the marsh, and the cold may have superinduced epileptic fits, and being without the power of helping himself from the insensibility produced by the fits, he died in the situation in which he was found. To a question put by one of the Jurors, the Doctor stated that he might have taken off one of his boots for the purpose of steadying himself on the ice. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above. January 31, 1854 RUSSELL - Died at Ancaster, on the 29th instant, Andrew Bell, son of Mr. John Russell, aged 4 years and 5 months. LYMBURNER - We regret to state that another has fallen a victim to too rashfully venturing on the ice before it was sufficiently frozen. On Tuesday last, Mr. Melin Lymburner, a respectable farmer, residing on the river about four miles from this place, left home to get his fowling piece repaired, but not being heard of for two days, enquiries were made, and it was found that he had never reached his destination. Sufficient snow being left, the unfortunate deceased was tracked to the river bank where he appeared to put on skates, and their track was tracked about half way across the river where the gun was lying. A few feet farther the ice was found to have given away, and on dragging the place, the body was found. What adds to the affliction is that his wife and family were absent from home on a visit, and the first information of their bereavement was by seeing the dead body of their relative brought into the house. (Haldimand) DODD - The Cape Breton news says that a most appalling tragedy was enacted at Sydney on the 30th December which has convulsed and agitated the whole community. It appears that Nicholas Henry Martin, Esq., J.P., and late postmaster of that place wilfully shot Archibald Otto Dodd, Esq., barrister-at-law.Mr. Martin met Mr. Dodd in the store of Mr. Burchell about 10 o'clock in the morning when he took a pistol from his pocket and shot his victim dead. A coroner's inquest was immediately held when the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Martin who had surrendered himself and has since been committed to take his trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court. It appears from the testimony of parties who witnessed the fatal occurrence that the pistol was discharged at deceased without any previous altercation at the time and without the slightest warning. The reason assigned for this shocking act is an alleged injury done by deceased to a daughter of the accused. The deceased was 27 years of age and the eldest son of Judge Dodd for whom and his family the most profound public sympathy was felt. February 1, 1854 MCCARTHY - The young man, William Baxter, who was taken up here before the magistrate and sent to Niagara to be examined before the magistrate there for killing McCarthy, the policeman, has been committed to take his trial at the next Niagara Assizes. The investigation lasted three days, but we have no report of the evidence. February 3, 1854 MORRISON - Died in Glanford, on February 2, aged 56, Margaret, wife of Samuel Morrison, formerly of the County Armagh, Ireland, and only surviving sister of John Williamson, of Stoney Creek. February 4, 1854 MCGILLIVRAY - A person of the name of McGillivray of the Township of Vaughan, having gone up to Sydenham with a load of immigrants, about the commencement of the year, had since been "spreeing" about that vicinity. On Thursday evening he reached Arthur village with a load of oats on his return. He had some brandy in one of the taverns and started for Fergus, having another party with him in the waggon. His companion states that McGillivray became alarmingly ill on the road, while he drove hard in expectation of reaching a house, but the unfortunate man was found dead on arrival at a tavern some seven miles from Arthur. February 6, 1854 BARR (London) - On Monday evening a young woman named Ann Barr was found on the railroad track having some severe injuries on the face. She was insensible and almost breathless, and was conveyed to the Cove Inn, but lived only for two hours. An inquest was held by Dr. Wanless on the body, when it appeared by the evidence that she, the deceased, was proceeding towards town in company with three other individuals. They had partaken of a glass of beer each at the Cove Inn, and when at the bridge ,lately erected by the Great Western Railroad to cross their track, Ann Barr wished to go down the steps of the bridge, there being a big step to commence with, and she perhaps not knowing of it, lost her balance and was precipitated on her head, a height about 26 feet. Verdict in accordance. February 7, 1854 SABINE - Died on February 3rd instant, Herbert Tassie, infant son of Mr. J. E. Sabine. February 10, 1854 GUARD - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, the wife of Mr. Thomas Guard. February 11, 1854 MOORE - Died in this city, on Friday, the 10th instant, Samuel James, infant son of Mr. John Moore, aged 1 year and 8 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his father's residence, corner of Peel and Catharine Streets, on tomorrow (Sunday) at half past one o'clock p.m. February 14, 1854 SWAYZE - Died at the Beaver Dams, Thorold,, C.W., on February 12th, Hiram Swayze, Esq., aged seventy-one, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. February 17, 1854 GAGE - Died in this city, on Wednesday, the 15th instant, James Gage, Esq., one of the oldest and most respected residents of Hamilton, and among the first settlers at the head of Lake Ontario. Friends and acquaintances are requested without further information to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. John Galbraith, to the place of interment to-day (Friday) the 17th instant at 2 p.m. February 23, 1854 GARRATY - On Tuesday evening last, a little boy named Garraty, residing near Wellinton Street, during the temporary absence of his mother, fell upon the stove, and was so severely burned that he died in a few hours. The father of the child is, we believe,a blacksmith but of very irregular habits, and is now in gaol for assaulting his wife. Surely this visitation will have some influence on his future conduct. February 25, 1854 ANDERSON - Died on the morning of Friday, the 24th , Mrs. Mary Caroline, wife of Isaac Anderson, Esq., and oldest daughter of Hiram Clark, Esq., at the residence of her father in this city. Friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral, from the residence of Mr. Hiram Clark, in Bay street, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m. JONES - Died on the 23rd instant, Mr. Stephen Jones, of Stoney Creek, aged 63 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral on Sunday, the 26th, at 3 o'clock p.m. MURPHY - An inquest was held at Holding's tavern on the township line between Guelph and Pilkington, on Saturday, on the body of Arthur Murphy, a farmer in Pilkington, who had been found dead on the public road about a quarter of a mile on the Guelph side of the above tavern on Saturday morning. It appeared that the deceased had taken a grist to The People's Mills, Guelph, on an ox sleigh on the Friday, and had left the adjoining tavern on his return, towards night, being then, as is reported, considerably intoxicated, and having a distance of seven or eight miles to drive. The oxen having returned home with the sleigh but without the owner, some of the neighbours went along the road as far as Bolding's tavern in search of him, when, conjecturing that he had gone to his father-in-law's in the vicinity, they returned. The sleigh had no sides and merely loose boards on the bottom, and the deceased is supposed to have fallen forward or between the benches, and to have been dragged under or after the sleigh, the track caused by the body appearing along the center of the road for a considerable distance, and the unfortunate man's clothes being almost entirely torn off one side of his person. The jury, being desirous of hearing further evidence than was adduced, was adjourned until to-day. February 27, 1854 BEST - We are informed by our Dereham correspondent that on Saturday as Mr. Frederick Best, a respectable farmer of the Township of Baynham, was driving to the village of Tillsonburg with his wife and two other grown persons and two children in his sleigh, when within a mile and a half of the village on the top of a sideline hill, the sleigh slipped and turned over the whole party. Mr. Best, falling on his head, was killed instantly. Mrs. Best was so much injured that her life is in imminent danger, and the others were also much injured by the accident. The horses ran off with the sleigh towards the village and stopped at the post-office door. February 28, 1854 TAYLOR - Died in San Francisco, on the 26th January, Mrs. Obadiah Taylor, aged 30 years, late of the city of Hamilton. March 3, 1854 SPROULE - We regret to learn that Mr. R. Sproule, an aged man of this place (Brantford), when returning from Paris to Brantford during the severe storm on Wednesday evening, in attempting to cross the bridge at Paris, missed his way, fell into the river and was drowned. GINGRAS - A young Canadian, formerly of Quebec, named Pierre Gingras, was brutally murdered in San Francisco, California, on the 19th of December. March 4, 1854 IRVINE - Died on the 3rd of February last, at his residence, 32 Northumberland street, Edinburgh, Patrick Irvine, Esq., of Inveramsay, writer to the "Signet". The deceased was uncle to Messrs. Irvine, merchants here. HURLEY - A man named Thomas Hurley was killed on the 27th ultimo between Guelph and Berlin by the falling of a lump of earth in front of the pit in which he was working on the Grand Trunk Railway. March 10, 1854 PRICE -An inmate of the Provincial Lunatic Asylum named Francis Price died of apoplexy on Monday last. March 11, 1854 CUMNER - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Hannah, eldest daughter of Mr. John Cumner, aged 3 years and 8 months. March 13, 1854 MASSON - died on the 11th instant, Jane, infant daughter of Captain Masson. March 14, 1854 MOTT - Died on the 3rd instant, at the residence of his father, in Gansvoort, Saratoga County, N.Y., Zebulon J. Mott, M.D., late of this city, aged 25 years. WYATT - Died at his father's residence, Herberton Cottage, Flamborough East, on Friday, 10th March, Percival Clark, second son of Henry Wyatt, Esq., aged 31. March 15, 1854 WILLIS - Died on Tuesday morning, 14th instant, Eleanor Willis, third daughter of Robert Willis of this city, aged 3 years and 1 month. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 16th instant, at 4 o'clock p.m., when friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend from her father's residence on Rebecca street to the place of internment. WATERS - Died at Simcoe, on the 12th instant, the eldest daughter of Mr. John Waters, formerly of Sussex, England, in the 12th year of her age. March 16, 1854 BURNHOPE - Died in John Street,, on the 13th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Burnhope, aged 63 years. March 17, 1854 MACKELCAN - Died at Quebec, on the 15th instant, Mr. Donald George MacKelcan, of the Crown lands Office. COZENS - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 16th instant, after a few hours sickness, Simon James, son of G. H. Cozens, aged 7 years and 7 months. March 18, 1854 MACLELLAN - Died at Quebec, on the 15th instant, Mr. Donald George MacLellan, of the Crown lands Office. COZENS - The funeral of the late Simon James Cozens will take place this day at half past 2 o'clock from his father's residence, John street, to the place of interment, Burlington Cemetery.Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. MCALLISTER - A man named McAllister, employed at the Railway works at Kingston Mills, had one of his legs crushed by the falling of a large stone. Amputation was performed, but the injury proved fatal. March 23, 1854 FERGUSSON - Mr. Fergusson, who was injured by the falling of a building at the Brantford depot of the Buffalo, Brantford, and Goderich Railway, died on Monday last. He leaves a wife and seven children totally unprovided for. MCINTYRE - The body of a young man named Mclntyre who recently appeared from Pembroke, near Bytown, has been found murdered. He had two bullets in his body. The suspected murderer has made his escape from the Province. HUTCHINSON - A man of the name of Hutchinson died suddenly at the House of Industry, Toronto, on Monday. March 24, 1854 DICKSON - Died at Dundas, on Sunday, the 19th instant, Mary, youngest child of Mr. C. Donaldson Dickson, aged 15 months. HESSEY (London) - An inquest was held by Dr. Wanless, coroner, on the 14th instant, at the tavern of Robert Dreasy, Governor's Road, on the body of Ann Hessey, a person of very inebriated habits, as was her husband, and who according to evidence lived on bad terms with each other. On the previous Saturday, Hessey had some men helping him to raise a shanty. He left them in the forenoon to go for some grog. After getting the grog, Hessey went into the house where his wife was, and a noise of fighting was heard, during which Hessey came to the door and shouted "Fire", followed by his wife who was in flames. The neighbours, upon rushing to their assistance, were told by Mrs. Hessey to take her husband to jail for as sure as there was a God in heaven, he set her on fire. On Hessey being questioned about sending for a doctor for Mrs. Hessey, he swore that he'd let her die first. He did not knock her into the fire; he only shoved her. The poor woman lived for a day or two afterwards, and died in great agony. Verdict: wilful burning of his wife, when Hessey was committed to jail upon the coroner's warrant. March 28, 1854 UNNAMED CHILD - An inquest was held yesterday, at the Orphan Asylum, by H. B. Bull, sq., and a respectable jury, Mr. John Grant, foreman, on the body of a coloured child, apparently about 16 months, that had died suddenly on Sunday last after having been fed some bread and milk by the nurse, and who it was believed was suffocated. Dr. Billings made a post mortem examination and stated that the child died from water on the brain. He found from two to three ounces of water on the brain, but nothing in the gullet. Verdict accordingly. O'DONNELL - We were rather surprised to meet in the street yesterday the man that we killed a few days ago on the Railroad, and on asking how the mistake arose, he very good humouredly said that he had seen his death announced in the "Spectator" and he was going down to Stoney Creek to see if it was true. The man that was killed was named O'Donnell, not O'Day as reported. All the other facts remain the same. H. B. Bull, Esq., held an inquest on the body, and the jury returned a verdict acquitting the engineer as he had done everything in his power to prevent the mishap, and that the deceased had laid himself down on the rails. March 31, 1854 WILSON - Died on Thursday, the 30th instant, at her mother's residence, Rebecca street, Kate, daughter of the late James Wilson. Funeral at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Friends of the family are requested to attend without further notice. STERLING - Died on the 28th instant, John and William, twin sons of Mr. George Sterling. April 1, 1854 A man named James Kelso died in the Lunatic Asylum of the 30th ultimo. April 4, 1854 BEAN - A man named Bean was found drowned near Reeves's wharf, Toronto, on Friday morning. He had been engaged on the steamer "Mayflower", and is supposed to have fallen into the water while getting on board the boat. CALLUM - On Monday last, a most horrible murder was committed in the adjoining Township of Moore by a man named Alexander Callum. Without any apparent provocation, he dealt his wife a blow on the head with a heavy hammer while she was in the act of picking up chips at the door of their dwelling which instantly killed her. The children immediately ran to the next- door neighbour's, Mr. Allingham, who, together with Mr. Thomas Simpson, went to the house to secure the murderer. They found him at the door of his dwelling quietly looking on while the pigs were busy licking up the blood of his murdered wife. The men were approaching him somewhat cautiously as they were aware that he had a loaded gun by him to defend himself, but he told them not to be afraid, to come on and take him, that he had killed his wife and should have done so long since. It appeared in evidence before the coroner that Callum was very jealous of his wife, that she would never be an hour out of his sight without a lurking suspicion on his mind that she was in company with some other man. She was, however, according to the testimony of the neighbours, a woman of irreproachable character and did all she could to remove from the mind of her husband the unfounded jealousy to which, in the opinion of the jury, she at last fell victim. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder caused by jealousy. Callum is predisposed to lunacy, and was for a short time in the asylum some years ago from which he was discharged as cured, but, although he has not shown any marked symptoms of the malady since, if we except the morbid jealousy he harboured towards his wife and the sad termination of it, yet it is difficult to believe that any but a madman could commit the horrible deed with so little cause or purpose. April 5, 1854 HAGGAN - Died on the 13th ultimo, at Malahide, Elgin County, C.W., Mr. Craig Haggan, late of Nelson, in the 60th year of his age. COLEMAN - Died at Dundas, on the evening of the 3rd instant, Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. James Coleman, aged 15 years and 6 months. April 6, 1854 GOODHAM - Another death has occurred at the Lunatic Asylum. A verdict was held on the body of John Goodham on Monday who died from an affection of the lungs. AYLMER - We have received intelligence of a melancholy accident which occurred at St. Hyacinthe on Monday evening last. A young woman named Aylmer whose father is in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway Company as bridge keeper at White River was on a visit to some relatives at St. Hyacinthe when her clothes accidentally caught fire from the stove. She instantly ran out of doors and threw herself down on the snow, but before effectual assistance was rendered, she was so dreadfully burned that she expired on Tuesday morning after lingering in great agony. April 7, 1854 GADIGAN - A man named Mr. Gadigan was killed in Brockville by a blow received by coming in contact with a cart. April 8, 1854 REDMAN - A little girl named Redman fell into the canal at Dunnville on the 1st instant while getting water and was drowned. April 10, 1854 KENNEDY - Died in this city on the 8th instant, Walter Leslie Kennedy, son of Aeneas Kennedy, Esq., aged 2 years and 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this morning at 11 o'clock to the place of interment, Burlington cemetery. GALE - Died at his residence, Logie, 1st concession of Barton, on Thursday, the 6th instant, the Rev. Alexander Gale. The funeral will take place from his late residence at 2 o'clock on Monday, the 10th instant, to the place of interment, the Hamilton cemetery. Friends are requested to accept of this intimation of the funeral We regret to announce the death of the Rev. Alex Gale, formerly Free Church minister of Hamilton, and afterwards one of the Professors of Knox's College and Principal of the Toronto Academy. Mr. Gale was moderator for the current year of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.He died at Logie, near Hamilton on Thursday, the 6th. The funeral will take place on Monday next at four o'clock from that place. April 11, 1854 CURTLEN - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, of consumption, Mr. John Curtlen,bookbinder, aged 25 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 12th instant, at 2 p.m. from his late residence, Walnut street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice. HAMLIN - Died at Cobourg, on the 4th instant, aged 21 years, Matilda Mary, youngest daughter of the late Capt. Blacker Hamlin, La Mancha, county of West Meath, Ireland. BINKLEY - Died on the Hamilton Road, on Saturday last, Ellen Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Binkley, aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral to-day at 1 o'clock. April 12, 1854 INMAN - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mary Anna, infant daughter of Mr. J. W. Inman, aged 14 months. DINOI - Louis Dinoi, a teamster in the employment of W. Niles, Esq., Dorchester, Middlesex, was killed on the 24th ultimo by falling from a waggon and the wheel passing over his head. The deceased was a French-Canadian and has left a widow and two children. April 13, 1854 STRONGMAN - Died in this city, yesterday morning, Mr. Joseph Strongman, aged 32. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral to-morrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. BRADWELL - Died on the 8th instant, at the residence of his nephew, Mr. George Fletcher, Binbrook, Mr. John Bradwell, a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 61 years and 3 days. April 17, 1854 LISTER - Died at her residence, Hughson street, on the 11th instant, aged 67, Mrs. Thomasine, relict of the late Dr. Lister BOIS,BERNIER, LAPOINTE, LORTIE, BUCHAN - About 6 o'clock last night, a boat left the wharf heavily laden with ships' materials, and five men,Fableu Bois, coroner of Quebec; Cleophan Bernier, of Cape St. Ignace; Lapointe from St. Andrew, late of the Quebec Nautical School; young Lortie, of Quebec, and one Buchan, of Kamoraska. About three o'clock this morning, cries were heard from the outflats, one mile below the wharf, but no canoe could be got before daylight. The boat had sunk two or three minutes before the canoe reached it. Two men were seen clinging to the masts of the boat, the tops of which were about two feet above water, but before the canoe could reach them, they sank exhausted. At the turn of the water, the bodies were found except that of F. Bois. It is supposed that, finding the weather rough, they were getting back to the wharf for shelter when the boat struck a rock. April 19, 1854 WALKER - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 16th instant, Matilda, wife of Mr. Archibald Walker, aged 28 years. April 24, 1854 MILBURN - It is our duty to record an occurrence by which a man lost his life, either through the wilful or wanton conduct of a boy. On Monday evening last, about seven o'clock, a man named James Milburn, an Englishman, and another man, whose name we have not been able to learn, went to James Kent's Inn on York street and had a glass of liquor each. The deceased, James Milburn, had been at the house early in the morning and had taken something to drink and had received in change from a boy named Thomas Kent what he alleged to be an old button instead of a copper. In the evening, a dispute arose about the bad copper between the deceased and the boy, and some hard words passed between them. It appears that the deceased was not quite sober and that the boy above named was playing with another boy about the bar-room door when he came out. The boy was observed to push the deceased against the house, but he recovered himself and was descending the steps when the boy again pushed him from behind and he fell heavily either on the sidewalk or against a stone by which his skull was fractured.He was taken up speechless and insensible, and in that condition he lingered till about one o'clock on Wednesday morning. (Dundas) April 25, 1854 BLAINE - Died at Ancaster, on the 23rd instant, Mr. Isaac Blaine, farmer, aged 62 years. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock to which friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited. April 27, 1854 DEAKENS - Died on the 26th instant, Lambert Deakens, Staff Sergeant of Chelsea Pensioners, Hamilton. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral at 2 o'clock p.m., today. April 28, 1854 SWEENY - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Mr. Hugh Sweeny, aged 52 years. NIXON - Died on Wednesday, the 26th instant, Christiana, wife of William Nixon, Esq., aged 58 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday next, at St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, at 11 o'clock forenoon. STEPHENSON - Died in this city, yesterday morning, Mr. John Stephenson, aged 50 years.Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. Charles Stephenson, Wellington street, on Sunday, at 3 o'clock p.m. May 2, 1854 JONES - Died on the 29th April, Charlotte, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Jones, Charles street, in this city, aged nine months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday^ May 2, at 4 o'clock p.m. without further notice. May 5, 1854 JUDD - Died last afternoon, the 4th instant, at his father's residence, Mr. John Tom Judd, aged 17 years. The deceased was highly esteemed by his friends and acquaintances. KEITH - Two persons, William Keith and James Foster, the latter Foster an old man, were drowned in the Two Mile Pond, near Niagara, during the thunder storm on the 25th ultimo. May 9, 1854 SMILEY - Died in this city yesterday evening, the 8th instant, Jane, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Smiley, of Kingston, and niece of the publisher of the "Spectator" aged 16 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. Smiley, East Avenue, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. CLARK - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Ann Elizabeth, wife of Edward Clark, aged 27 years. May 10, 1854 DOWNING - Died in this city, of consumption, Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Legate Downing. OVERFIELD - Died at Philadelphia, on Monday, the 8th instant, in the 19th year of his age, Marshall S. B. Overfield, sixth and youngest son of the late Manuel Overfield, Esq., of Dundas. May 11, 1854 MILLER - Died at Galt, on Wednesday, the 9th instant, Mr. Robert Miller, in the 33rd year of his age. Funeral on the 11th instant at 4 o'clock p.m. May 13, 1854 WYLIE - Died at his residence, Burnside, Ramsay, C.W., the Honourable James Wylie, on Saturday, the 6th instant. HOLDER - Died in London, England, on the 27th ultimo, Captain William Holder, aged 73 years, late paymaster of the 1st Rifle Brigade, uncle to Mr. J, R. Holden of Caledonia. Capt. Holden entered the service as Ensign in December, 1804, served in Calabria in 1810 and was present at the siege of Scylla Castle, in 1810 was promoted to a Lieutenancy and embarked with the expedition against Gallipoli at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea where he was employed on the gun boats coasting back to Messina. He commanded in destroying several Towers and Forts and in capturing boats laden with stores, also at the attack and capture of the island of Ponza near the coast of Naples. In 1813 he landed in command of a company under a heavy barrage of grape shot to silence the battery Frontine which commanded the entrance of the harbour after some loss surrendered as well as another fort on the opposite side of the Island. In 1821 was promoted to the rank of Captain and in 1824 became paymaster to the 1st Rifle Brigade which appointment he held until 1847 when he retired on half pay after a service of 43 years. May 16, 1854 WILLSON - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Dewitt C., son of Mr. John Willson, lumber merchant, aged 18 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. THOMPSON - The body of a man, says the "Haldimand Independent", supposed to be Charles Thompson who was lost off the steamer "Caledonia" while towing a boat on the Grand River above Dunnville in October last, was found on the 10th instant at Broad Creek. May 18, 1854 HEALES - Died at Stoney Creek, on the 26th ultimo, Mary Heales, relict of the late James Heales, Esq., formerly of Coventry, England. May 20, 1854 MCINTYRE - Complaint having been made to Dr. Wanless, Coroner, that a death had taken place in the north part of the Township of Williams some time ago under very suspicious circumstances, he repaired thither to have the body, which had been buried, exhumed, and held an inquest. It appears from the evidence at the inquest that some of the O'Healeys, McIntyres, and McCocherins, and a part of the six or seven island emigrants from Uist, Scotland, who located in the Township of Williams about two or three years ago, had been drinking at a tavern on the centre road one evening. Some wrestling ensued between the parties, the blood of the islanders got up, clubs were readily seized by the combatants, and one Neil O'Healey, who has since fled, was seen by several witnesses to inflict a blow on the temple of the deceased, Catherine McIntyre, which blow felled her to the ground. She was then taken home senseless and lingered only a few days when she died. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Peter Stewart, Lobo. He found a wound through the scalp over the temple with fracture of the orbital plate of the frontal bone, fracture of the spheroid or key stone of the arch bone, showing what almost always take place from the skull having been hit with a blunt instrument, viz., fracture not at the spot where the blow was given, but at the base of the skull, with extensive disease of the brain, the results of the blow over the temples, and the cause of death. Verdict: wilful murder. May 23, 1854 DUNN - The death of the Hon. J. H. Dunn, formerly Receiver General of Canada, is reported in the English papers. May 29, 1854 LANX - A painful accident, resulting in the death of the injured person, occurred at the railway depot, Ingersoll, on Saturday, the 10th instant. It appears that when the train was in motion, a rush was made by some of the passengers to get on board. The deceased was pushed, in the struggle, from his position, and fell between the cars and some wood that was piled up in close proximity to the track. The consequence was that he was rolled between the wheels of the moving cars and the wood unti1 such serious injuries were inflicted in the pelvis and the organs contained in it that death ensued on Thursday, the 22nd instant. The name of the unfortunate sufferer was Dominick Lanx, a young man of about 24 years of age, a native of Luxemburg.He was a member of a family of emigrants proceeding to Chicago. This is the first accident which we have heard of that has occurred on the Great Western by which a passenger lost his life. May 31, 1854 TYSON - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of William Tyson, aged 2 years and 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral at 2 o'clock this afternoon from her father's residence, corner of Rae and Broadway streets. MASSEY (Toronto) - On Saturday afternoon, an inquest was held by Dr. King, in the Shades Hotel, on the body of an elderly man named Reuben Massey, an Englishman, who was found dead in his bed that morning in a house in Me1inda Street where he had been lodging for a few days. The deceased had been working as a gardener in the city and vicinity for the last twelve months. He had complained of being very unwell the previous night, and after his death, an empty laudanum bottle was found in his pocket. The inquest was adjourned till this (Monday) afternoon at three o'clock to allow a post mortem examination to be made of the body. June 1, 1854 WADELL - Died yesterday, May 31, Charles Robert, only son of Robert M. Wadell, Esq., aged 18 months. The funeral will take place this evening from the house of Thomas Costen, Esq., John street, at 4 o'clock.Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend. June 5, 1854 WORTHINGTON - We deeply regret to have to record the awful and sudden death on the 1st instant of Mr. Worthington, conductor of the Express train west. The journals of the wheels having become heated, Mr. W. endeavoured to examine them while the train was in motion.This could only be done by standing on the platform and grasping the guard when the body could be projected beyond the bar and lowered nearly to a level with the top of the wheels.Mr. W. had evidently given no thought to the cattle passes which ran out close to the track, and while looking at his work and the train going at a rapid rate, his head struck one of the posts of the pass and his neck was instantly dislocated. Death, of course, ensued immediately. The deceased was a young man of much promise, esteemed by all who knew him. He was a son of Mr. Worthington, well known throughout the Province as Inspector of Customs, and what adds to the melancholy occurrence is the fact that the mother, father, and sister of the deceased were on the train to be present at his wedding in the west. Who can imagine the feelings of relatives under such a bereavement, or of the young creature who must have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the man whom she had chosen as a partner for life? June 7, 1854 MEDILL (Montreal) - On the night of 31st May or the morning of the 1st June, Samuel Medill, a Grand Trunk watchman, formerly of the Water Police force, was made away with apparently by some foul means as his hat was found on the side of the canal basin very much cut as though he had received a desperate blow on the front of the head. The man went on his usual beat the night before armed with pistols in consequence of some intimation that he had received that he was to be murdered that night, and it is said that during the night he was attacked by seven men. Yesterday four men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the horrible tragedy; viz., Patrick Murray, Cornelius Murphy, James Shea, and Patrick Dunphy. Medill has had the reputation of being a marked man for some time, and some late occurrences in which he was concerned as constable are thought likely to have led to the murder. June 8, 1854 CANTIN (Quebec) - The coroner left town yesterday to hold an inquest at the Parish of St. Raymond upon the body of a farmer of that place named J. B. Cantin who was killed in an encounter with a bear. It appears that about noon on that day, a bear which for some time had been observed prowling about the neighbourhood, having attempted to devour one of the cows, the unfortunate deceased set out in pursuit of the savage monster and at about seven o'clock in the evening a report of a gun, evidently discharged at a great distance off, was heard. His absence after this having excited some uneasiness in the minds of his friends, a party of them went, in search of him, and on the following day discovered his dead body in such a state as indicated that, after a severe struggle, he had fallen prey to the attack of the ferocious destroyer.His features were completely disfigured and his gun, broken in places, was picked up close by.The bear was lying dead at his side. Cantin has left five children to deplore his untimely end. UNNAMED WOMAN - On Monday last, shortly after the Express train which leaves Dunnville for Buffalo at 6 o'clock p.m. had passed the Feeder, a woman was seen to stagger on the track, evidently in a state of intoxication. The alarm whistle was sounded, the engine instantly reversed, and the brakes applied, but in vain, as before the impetus was off the train, the pilot struck the woman and she fell with a leg across the rail, which, of course, was severed from the body. The train was brought to a stand within a few yards, and as the unfortunate woman was being picked up, she was found quite dead. She was an aged woman, the wife of a labouring man at Wainfleet, and was of intemperate habits. No blame can be attached to anyone connected with the Company, as the accident was solely the result of her own folly. June 10, 1854 LEMAY - One of the most horrid atrocities perhaps ever committed in the country has just been perpetrated in the retired Parish of St. Jean d'Eschaillons, county of Lotbiniere,in this district. Late on Friday evening last, the corpse of a young girl named Ange, aged between 13 and 14, was found in a thicket at some distance from the highway stripped to the chemise, dreadfully mutilated, and bearing marks of having been recently violated. The body, we are informed, was cut open and horribly gashed in various places. The residents of a house near the scene of the outrage had heard cries at about six o'clock in the evening in question, but had paid no attention to them. The coroner, having received information of the murder on Saturday, left to investigate the circumstances, and has not yet returned. (The victim's name was given as Ange Lemay on June 23) June 14, 1854 SHEPPARD - Died on the 13th instant, in this city, Grace, the wife of George Sheppard, Esq. June 17, 1854 MILBURN (Toronto) - A man of the name of Robert Milburn, a stone mason in the employment of Mr. Worthington, yesterday fell into a deep ditch which had been carelessly left on the north side of Front street near Calvert, a little east of the Parliament Buildings, and was killed. When found, his face was covered with blood, and he presented a very shocking appearance. It appeared from the evidence before the coroner that he was in a state of intoxication although he was not a habitual drunkard. It is much to be regretted that such pitfalls should be left in our streets as the one which caused this man's death. RENWICK - An inquest was held on the body of John Renwick, the son of Thomas Renwick, Esq., of the Township of Romney. The deceased was found dead on the morning of the 5th of June instant on the road a short distance from his own residence. He had been subject to epileptic fits for a number of years, and from the evidence before the jury, it also censured a person named Thomas Rowlands who first discovered the body of Mr. Renwick lying on his face on the road and passed without tendering him assistance. June 19, 1854 LIGHTON - James Lighton, a hand on the steam dredge in deepening the harbour at Port Stanley, was struck by some part of the machinery while attending to his usual, duties on Monday last, and thrown into the stream. Whether disabled or not before falling into the stream, is not known, but the unfortunate man sank, and when the body was recovered, life was extinct. June 21, 1854 MCPHERSON - Died at Caledonia, on the 20th instant, Emily Blair, youngest daughter of Dr. McPherson, aged 4 years and 5 months. WEEKS - On Monday evening last, Robert Atcheson Weeks, son of Hiram Weeks, Esq., was accidentally drowned while bathing in the Bay opposite the emigrant wharf. The deceased was a fine boy about 11 years of age, and it appeared he had gone in to bathe with a number of his companions, but got into a pitfall and sank. His playfellows did not take any notice as they thought he was only diving, but his danger was only seen by a man on the heights who saw him sink and hastened to the rescue, but unfortunately too late to be of any avail, as life was extinct before he could be got out. An inquest was held yesterday on the body, and a verdict in accordance with the above facts returned. GUILDAY (Toronto) - Last evening about 7 o'clock, a boy named John Guilday, was drowned while bathing near the Yonge street wharf in rear of the Custom House. After he had been about fifteen minutes in the water, he was brought to the surface by a large Newfoundland dog belonging to Mr. Samuel Green, gunsmith. Mr. Green being nearby in his yacht at the time succeeded in bringing the body ashore. Every effort was made by Drs. Rintoul and Beaumont to resuscitate life, but their exertions, we regret to state, were unavailing. The boy was the only son of his parents, his father being a cripple. The mother, we understand, was present on the wharf when the melancholy occurrence took place. The body was removed to the City Hall police station where an inquest will be held to-day by Coroner King. June 22, 1854 KERBY - Died at Fort Erie, C.W., on the 20th instant, after a short illness, Col. Kerby, Collector of Customs at the above named place. June 26, 1854 GUDGE (Toronto) - A man named Andrew Gudge, employed on board the steamer "Free Trader", while engaged in leading a vessel on Thursday evening at one of the wharfs in this port, accidentally fell off the gangway into the water and was drowned. An inquest was held yesterday by Dr. King, and a verdict returned in accordance with the circumstances. The deceased, we learn, belonged to St. Thomas, Beauharnois, Canada East. June 28, 1854 MARTYN - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Mr. John A. Martyr, jeweller, and formerly of Falmouth, Cornwall, England, aged 80 years. Friends are requested to attend the funeral this evening at 5 o'clock. June 29, 1854 BARNES - Died June 22nd, Margaret Eleanor, wife of Charles Barnes, one of the oldest settlers in the Township of Esquesing, near Stewart-town, in the 75th year of her age, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. July 4, 1854 CAMPBELL - On Friday evening, the 23rd ultimo, as a respectable farmer of the name of Archibald Campbell, Jun., of South Georgetown, was sitting with his wife by his side inside of his house, he was struck by lightning and killed on the spot. His wife escaped unhurt. July 5, 1854 UNNAMED CHILD (Toronto) - The body of an infant was found floating on the Don on Saturday near the city. In the afternoon a jury was summoned by Dr. King who, after examining the body, adjourned to Monday to give the medical witnesses time to make a post mortem examination. The child was well dressed and appeared to belong to parties who certainly were not induced from poverty to abandon it. The under linen was of fine cambric and the frock was a handsome white one trimmed with fine lace. July 6, 1854 LELAND - Died in this city on the 4th instant, Mr. B. P. Leland, agent for Phinney and Co., booksellers, Buffalo. The deceased gentleman was highly esteemed and his death is much regretted. He had been engaged all the forenoon in Land's Bush making preparations for the picnic party to celebrate the 4th of July and the day being excessively hot, he over-exerted himself and drank very copiously of iced water which caused cramp in the stomach and which carried him off in a few hours. July 7, 1854 PROCTOR - Died at the residence of his son, William Proctor, Binbrook, on Monday, the 26th ultimo, William Bruce Proctor, late captain in the 104th (New Brunswick Fencibles) Regiment, in the 78th year of his age. Captain Proctor has been long known and esteemed in this part of Canada. His residence for many years was in Barton, not far from Hamilton, where he has numerous friends and relatives. He was a brother of General Proctor so well known as acting with General Brock at the time of the American War. BOOKER - Died at Grimsby, on the 4th instant, Mary, youngest daughter of A. Booker, jun., Esq., of this city. GOODFELLOW - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 6th instant, Mary Ann Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. William Goodfellow, aged 2 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day, Friday, the 7th instant, from her father's residence, on Hughson street, at half past six o'clock to the place of interment, Burlington cemetery. KENNEDY (Dundas) - On Tuesday last, at about half past twelve o'clock as Mary Kennedy was returning down the embankment near the Gore Mills from leaving dinner with one of the railroad hands, she was overpowered with the excessive heat and fell, and rolling down the embankment, was taken up near Mr. Campbell's cooper shop insensible and bleeding from the nose. Medical aid was immediately in attendance, but human powers could not avail. She died a few minutes after. The deceased was a native of Ireland, aged about 16 years, and only 4 weeks in this country. July 8, 1854 BAINE - Died at Orillia, on the 2nd instant, Mr. Archibald Baine, late of Greenock, Scotland, aged 58 years. CONNELL - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Timothy Connell, a native of Firies, County Kerry, Ireland, aged 32 years. July 10, 1854 WENHAM - Died on the 8th instant, at her residence, Hatt street, Dundas, Agnes Catherine, relict of the late Richard Wenham, Esq., aged 57 years. July 11, 1854 MCKID - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, the wife of Mr. James McKid, aged 27 years. July 12, 1854 BULL - Died in this city, on the morning of the 11th instant, in the earnest hope of a bright eternity, Dorothy, relict of the late George P. Bull, Esq., and mother of the proprietor of the Hamilton "Gazette", aged 63 years. MCGEE - Died on the 11th instant, at Queen street, Mary Guthrie, aged 59 years, relict of the late Mr. John McGee, Port Eglinton, Glasgow, Scotland. MANNING - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, John E., son of Mr. John Manning, aged 28 years. REID - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Jane Young, wife of Mr. John Young Reid, aged 25 years. REID - Also on the 11th, Jane Reid, sister of the above J. Y. Reid, aged 25. FORREST - A young woman named Mary Forrest was killed by lightning in the Township of Trafalgar during the storm of Tuesday last. The fluid passed through the house of Mr. Brown- ridge when the family were rising from the table. All present were thrown to the floor by the shock, but after some time, all but the said girl began to revive. July 14, 1854 FELL - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, the infant son of Mr. W. Fell CRESSWELL - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, at the residence of his father, Charles, second son of Frederick Cresswell, Esq., aged 22 years. July 15, 1854 NEVISON - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Mrs. George Nevison, aged 34. July 17, 1854 DOYLE - On Friday evening last, a little boy, about 9 years of age, named John Doyle, while fishing in the Bay off Mr. Williamson's wharf, fell into the water and before he could be reached, life was extinct. An inquest was held on the body by H. R. Bull, Esq., coroner, and a jury, and a verdict of accidentally drowned returned. July 18, 1854 KENNEDY - Died at Queen street, on the 16th instant, Jane McGee, aged 25 years, wife of Mr. John Kennedy, farmer, Missouri, Oxford, C.W. STEWART (Ottawa) - We regret exceedingly to learn that a fine boy, nine years and some months old, a son of William Stewart, Esq., of this town, was drowned on Saturday morning last, in the Ottawa, near the Old Brewery Landing. It appears that he was playing with a number of other boys on a crib of lumber out of which a stick had been shoved or slipped endways. The empty space was covered with froth and he immediately disappeared, and was not seen again till his body was recovered from the water about three hours afterwards. The deceased was a youth of much promise and his sad and sudden death has plunged his family and friends into deep grief. MCCULLOCH (Montreal) - It is with the deepest regret we, this morning, announce the death of a man who in every relation of life, both public and private, eminently merited and engaged the respect and esteem of our entire community. Dr. McCulloch has fallen a victim to the epidemic destroyer from whose attacks now as in 1832, 1834, and 1839, he has saved so many.He was attacked with premonitory symptoms on Tuesday morning on his return from visiting a patient about two o'clock, and with his accustomed prudence, immediately had recourse to medicine. At five o'clock, the symptoms were more decided, when he repeated the dose, but without obtaining relief, and at eight o'clock, he called to his friend, Dr. Campbell, by whom, aided by several others of his professional brethren he was attended until five o'clock yesterday morning, when he died. His family and numerous friends have, then, the satisfaction of knowing that everything which prudence and skill could do, was done to save his valuable life to them and to the public. We shall only add that on no man's death could the poet's lines be more truthfully and justly applied: Ah!, not alone around thy bier/ Thy children's sighs unfeigned ascend/ The mourner Pity drops a tear/ And virtue weeps a vanished friend. July 19, 1854 BICKLE - Died on Monday, July 17th, Margaret Eliza, infant daughter of John W. Bickle. July 20, 1854 CRESSWELL - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 15th instant, after only a few hours illness, Mary Anne, the beloved wife of Frederick Cresswell, Esq., aged 54 years. July 21, 1854 BAILEY - Died at his father's residence, John street, Toronto, William Edward, son of Thomas Bailey, Esq., late of the Great Western Railroad, aged 24 years and 6 months. MORTIMER - Died at her residence, John street, yesterday, at 4 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Jane Mortimer, aged 41 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeralthis evening at 4 o'clock to the Bur1ington cemetery. SAGE - On the 12th instant, an inquest was held by Dr. Wanless on view of the body of Mrs. Rage, Township of Westminster, when it appeared in evidence that she had been in a state of melancholy mania for some time previous. During the absence of her family in the hay field on the 11th instant, the deceased had shut the door and arranged the things in the house very nicely and gone upstairs and hung herself with a rope which was made fast to a spike in the rafter. Verdict: death accordingly during a fit of insanity. July 24, 1854 CAMERON - Died in this city, on Friday evening, the 21st instant, Peter Cameron, eldest son of Mr. Alexander Cameron, late of Chapel Hall, near Airdey, Scotland, aged 25, deeply lamented. July 25, 1854 MANSON - Died on Sunday, 23rd instant, at his residence, Tyburn street, after a short but severe illness which he bore with a spirit of true Christian resignation, Alexander Manson, a native of Thurso, Caithness-shire, Scotland, much esteemed and deeply beloved by all who knew him, aged 38 years. CHAREST (Quebec) - A young man named Theodore Charest, a seaman, was accidentally drowned on Tuesday night last, by falling overboard a vessel in port in which he was engaged to make a voyage to England. His body had not since been recovered. Parties who may find it will, therefore, render a favour upon his disconsolate mother by informing her at St. John Suburb. Deceased has lately had many narrow escapes from shipwreck, and he was one of the four mariners saved from the "Ann Jane" lost on the coast of Ireland last fall. At the time of his death, he wore pilot cloth trousers, silk chequered vest, black silk cravat, and a black coat. July 26, 1854 PISHON - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, John William, son of M. R. Pishon, aged 11 months and 21 days. WALKER - Died at Ancaster, on the 20th instant, James, son of John Walker, Esq., aged 14 years. NIXON - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, John Allen, infant son of the late James Nixon, aged 6 years, 7 months, and 11 days. July 27, 1854 CONWAY - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, John, son of Edward Conway, aged 5 years and 4 months. CONWAY - Also on the 24th instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of Edward Conway, aged 28 years. MANSON - On Monday, the 24th instant, Alexander, youngest son of the late Alexander Manson, Tyburn street, aged 2 years. MANSON - Died on the 25th instant, Isabella, wife of the late Alexander Manson, Tyburn street, native of Thurso, Caithness Shire, Scotland, aged 34 years. July 28, 1854 SPADDOW- Died in Queen street, on the 22nd instant, Mary McGee, aged 32 years, relict of the late Mr. Thomas Spaddow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. BLAND - Died in this city on the 26th instant, after a few hours illness, Julia, the beloved wife of John H. Bland, aged 31 years. ACTWORTH - Died at his residence, Mary street, in this city, on the 26th instant, Mr. John Harris Actworth, formerly of Davenport, Devonshire, England, aged 57 years. POUNDEN - Died in Hamilton, C.W., on the 21st July, 1854, Hariette Annette, the beloved child of J. W. and H. A. Pounden, aged 18 years. July 28, 1854 WADDELL - Died at Barton, on Thursday evening, the 26th instant, Merton Hilyard, infant son of Robert R. Waddell, of this city, aged 18 months and 2 days. July 31, 1854 LAWSON - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Alexander Lawson, aged 48 years. DEWEY - Died on the 26th instant, after a few hours illness, Mrs. Dewey, in the 44th year of her age. Mrs. Dewey , for many years past a resident of this city, was highly respected and esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances and friends who now mourn, though not as those without hope, her sudden decease. August 1, 1854 PRINGLE - Died in this city, on the 27th ultimo, Mr. Robert Pringle, aged 47 years. MORSON - Died in this city, on the 28th ultimo, Eliza Morson, aged 75 years. GIFFIN - Died in this city, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Giffin, aged 73 years. WRIGHT - Died at Montreal, July 26th, of cholera, Mr. Charles Wright, brother of Mr. George Wright, of this city. MCCURDY - Died in this city, on the 31st of July, at half past seven p.m., Mary Anne, beloved wife of Samuel McCurdy, aged 37 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral this day at 10 o'clock p.m. August 2, 1854 LOONEY - Died in this city, on the 27th ultimo, Ann, the beloved wife of James B. Looney.Deceased was much respected. HORNE - Died in this city, on the 29th ultimo, after a short illness, Hannah, the beloved wife of Mr. William Horne, and youngest daughter of the late Mr. Patrick Fleming, aged 21. UNNAMED YOUNG MAN - An inquest was held on Sunday last on the body of a young man who was found drowned at Brewer's wharf. The young man appeared to be about 15 or 16 years of age, and from the medical testimony, had not been over twelve hours in the water. He has not been claimed nor had he anything on him by which he could be identified. He was dressed in a ship hat, no coat, canvas trousers, striped shirt, and barefooted. Verdict; found drowned. DIXON - Another inquest was held on the day in the gaol on the body of a prisoner, Mary Ann Dixon, and a verdict of death from natural causes returned. August 4, 1854 STUART- Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Mary, only daughter of Mr. William Stuart, aged 11 months and 18 days. CHISHOLM - Died at Oakville, on Monday, the 2nd August, George King, youngest child of George H. Chisholm, Esq., aged three years and 2 months. KIRKENDALE - Died on the 3rd instant, Mr. David Kirkendale, aged 94. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, near Ancaster, on Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. to the place of interment in Hamilton. August 5, 1854 O'MALEY - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 20th July, after a short illness, Bridget, the beloved wife of Mr. Patrick O'Maley, and eldest daughter of Mr. Patrick O'Brien, of Ogonelly, county Clare, Ireland, aged 24 years. BIBB - Died at Windsor, C.W., on the 1st instant, Mr. Henry Bibb, Editor and Proprietor of the "Voice of the Fugitives". WILLIS - Died of cholera, in this city, Rebecca street, Elizabeth, second daughter of Robert Willis, aged 14 years and 2 months. DALY - Died in this city, on the 28th July, after a lingering illness, Anne Bridge, the beloved wife of Mr. Michael Daly, aged 35 years. Deceased was a native of Castlereagh, County Roscommon, Ireland. MCDONNELL - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Lieut. George McDonnell, son of Captain Ronald McDonnell, late of Glenturate, North of Scotland, aged 67 years. Deceased was highly esteemed by all his friends and acquaintances. RYCKMAN - Died at Ryckman Farm, Barton, on the 4th instant, Ralph Leeming, youngest son of the late Capt. Samuel Ryckman, aged 24 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral this morning at 9 o'clock. August 7, 1854 PARROT - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Margaret, wife of A. Parrot, late of Quebec, aged 48 years. WATSON - Died in this city, on the 26th July, Mr. William Watson, late of Edinburgh, aged 37 years. WATSON - Died also, on the 27th, Mary Ann Watson, aged 35 years. HENDERSON - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Henry Smeaton, infant son of Rev. Joseph Henderson. August 8, 1854 BULL - Died in this city, yesterday morning, Richard Frederick, infant son of Mr. Robert Bull, Peel street, aged 10 months and 23 days. The funeral will take place this morning at half past nine o'clock. ROWAND - Died at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan, Rupert's Land, on the 1st of June, John Rowand, Esq., a chief factor of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company. HUMPHREY - Died on the 26th of June, at Esquesing, C.W., Rosanna Humphrey, wife of Mr. Jno. Humphrey, aged 64 years. She was born in the parish of Ballenderry, County Tyrone, Ireland. DIXON - Died at Toronto, on the 1st instant, at the residence of E. Galbraith, Esq., Alexander, only son of the Rev. Alexander Dixon, rector of Louth, aged 23 months. FREED - Died at Demarara, British Guiana, on the 4th of June, last, Olivier Fleet, Esq, son of Oliver Fleet, Esq., of Quebec. VANKOUGHNET - Died at Cornwall, on the 22nd ultimo, of the prevailing epidemic, Harriet Sophia, wife of the Hon, Philip VanKoughnet, of that place. August 9, 1854 HALL - Died at Jedburg Mills, near Ayr, on the 25th ultimo, John Hall, Esq., aged 53 years. As a man of strict honesty, the deceased had few equals and his loss will be much felt in the neighbourhood. GARRATT - Died at Goderich, on the 2nd instant, Robert N. Garratt, Esq., aged 30 years. LARR - Died in Chatham, on the 23rd ultimo, after a long and painful illness, caused by a cold contracted in the prosecution of his profession, Richard Larr, Esq., Provisional Surveyor and Civil Engineer, aged 32 years and 8 months. BAIN - Died at Sherborne street, Toronto, on the 4th instant, Joanna Watson, wife of Mr. James Bain. ELLIOT - Died at Toronto, on the 29th ultimo, Ensebia, relict of the late Christopher Elliot, Esq., aged 45 years. CHAMPION - Died on Monday morning, August 7th, at his residence on Queen street, Toronto, aged 44 years, Thomas Champion, Esq., formerly of Sheffield, England, assistant editor of the "Daily Colonist". ARDAGH - Died on the 28th ultimo, after a short illness, near the Humber, where she had removed with her sister, Mrs. Thomas Meredith and family, Miss Susan Ardagh, aged 21 years, much lamented and deservedly regretted by a circle of relatives and friends. TODD - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Elizabeth Rhoda, infant daughter of Mr. C. Todd. August 10, 1854 CONWAY - Died at Flamboro' West, July 29, Susan, eldest daughter of Mr. Edward Conway, Hamilton. HARRIS - Died also July 29, Mr. William Harris, formerly of Hamilton, much regretted by his friends. HARRIS - Died August 4th, Richard, second son of Mr. Wm. Harris. HARRIS - Died August 6th, Mrs. W. Harris, mother of the deceased W. Harris. BROWNE - Died on the 22nd June, at St. Ann's Garrison, Barbadoes, of Asiatic cholera, Alfred Ernest, second son of Joseph Browne, Esq. BROWNE - Died on the same day, Joseph Browne, Esq., father of the above. BROWNE - Died on the 24th, Margaret, wife of Joseph Browne, Esq., and sister of Doctor Dallas, of this city. MCKEAND - Died in this city, on the 9th August, Annabella, only daughter of James McKeand, Esq., aged 15 months. August 11, 1854 POULTON - Died in Brantford, on the 31st July, Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. H. Poulton, late of Hamilton, aged 1 year and 2 months. JAMIESON - Died in Toronto, on the 1st, the Hon. R. S. Jamieson, formerly vice chancellor of Upper Canada. BRYSON - Died on the 2nd instant, at Lacolle, C.E., aged 72, of disease of the heart, Mr. Leslie Macfarlane Bryson, of Montreal, and formerly of Belfast, Ireland. He was for 24 years devoted and faithful clerk in the Indian country in the employment of the Hon, Hudson's Bay and late North West Companies. His memory as an honest man will be long cherished by those who knew him. GONLY (Montreal) -On the 7th instant a fatal accident occurred to a man named Robert Gonly employed at the building erecting for the Mechanics' Institute in Great St. James street. He was engaged with a guy steadying a large block of stone intended for an upright in one of the front windows when the derrick gave way and, falling into the street, drew him down with it. He fell on his head on the pavement and was taken up immediately quite dead. Several other men who were below a moment before appear to have had a very narrow escape of their lives. August 12, 1854 GRAY - Died on the 10th instant, Mary Frances, infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Gray, Chief Engineer of the Fire Brigade, aged 10 months. August 14, 1854 WHITE - Died at Flamborough, on the 10th instant, Mr. Alexander White, farmer, formerly of Lisleen, County Down, Ireland, aged 58 years. Mr. White left his native land for Canada twenty-four years ago, and has resided here ever since. His kindness and attention to countrymen who sought his hospitality endeared him to all with whom he came in contact, and many relations and acquaintances will lament his loss. No better specimen of the industrious, intelligent, and upright "North of Ireland" man could be found that the individual whose decease it is our duty to record. DERBYSHIRE - Died in Toronto, on the 11th instant, Dr. Charles Derbyshire, brother of Stewart Derbyshire, Esq., Queen's Printer, Quebec, much regretted and highly respected. August 15, 1854 FISHER - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Mr. John B., son of John Fisher, Esq., aged 19 years. BEASLEY - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Hannah, youngest daughter of Henry Beasley, Esq., aged 9 years. COMFORT - Died at St. Thomas, on the 9th instant, Marshall, youngest son of Hiram Comfort, proprietor of the St. Thomas Woollen Mills, aged 1 year. DAVIS - Died after a few hours illness, at his residence, St. Thomas, on the 8th instant, of apoplexy, John Davis, sr., aged 64 years. Deceased was a native of County Tipperary, near Templemore, Ireland, and for the last 36 years a resident of St. Thomas. HARRISON (Toronto) - A young man named Harrison in the employment of Mr. Skelany, a contractor on the Grand Trunk Railroad, was killed yesterday afternoon by a waggon pressing him against the one he was in charge of. The poor fellow survived but a short time after the accident, and died in the greatest agony. Coroner Duggan held an inquest on the body during the day, and a verdict of accidental death was returned in accordance with the evidence. UNNAMED WOMAN (Toronto) - The body of a young woman was discovered yesterday morning at an early hour, floating on the surface of the river Don, by a labouring man who happened to be walking along the banks. The remains seemed to be those of a fine young girl of 19 years of age, and it is supposed by several who saw the body that the unfortunate young woman had committed suicide. The deceased, when found, wore a black shawl with lace edges, a purple petticoat, but no shoes, bonnet, or dress. Coroner Duggan subsequently held an inquest upon the remains and a formal verdict was returned. August 16, 1854 WALLACE - Died on the 12th instant, at Norwichville, County of Oxford, Charles Jackson, infant son of Thomas Wallace, Esq., aged 7 months. MAY - Died in Hamilton, on the 12th instant, Eliza Stafford, the beloved wife of George May, late of the Township of Onondaga. August 17, 1854 WARE - Died in Hamilton, on the 13th instant, the infant daughter of P. T. Ware, aged 2 weeks. August 19, 1854 HARRIS - Died in Dundas, on Thursday, the 17th instant, John M., son of Mr. John W. Harris, of this city, aged 11 months. August 22, 1854 SMALL - Died in the Township of Nelson, August 4th, Thomas Small, aged 20 years and 6 months. SANGSTER - Died in Kingston, on the 15th instant, Frances Eliza, wife of Mr. John Sangster, aged 39 years. MOORE - Died in the town of St. Thomas, on the 18th instant, David, son of M. T. Moore, Esq., aged 4 years. ST. ETIENNE - Died on the morning of the 15th instant, of cholera, at London, C.W., John, son of Mr. John St. Etienne, of St. Thomas, aged 36 years, 7 months, and 14 days. COLOVIN - Died lately in London, of cholera, the wife of M. Colovin, Esq., merchant.Deceased was an amiable woman, much beloved and respected by all her friends and acquaintances. MERRIMAN - Died on the morning of the 15th instant, of cholera, at London, C.W., Charles Merriman, book-keeper to Edward Adams, Esq. GEDDES - Died in Hamilton, on the 14th instant, Sarah Maria, infant daughter of the Rev. J. G. Geddes, aged 6 weeks. O'MAELLEY - Died in East Flamborough, on the 18th instant, at the residence of Mr. John O'Neil, Mary, the only daughter of Mr. Patrick O'Maelley, aged 1 year and 2 months. BANGS - A correspondent from L'Original under date of the 16th instant writes us the following melancholy narrative. Benjamin Bangs, a hatter by trade and about 70 years of age, who for a long time resided at Hawkesbury, committed suicide on the afternoon of Sunday, the 6th instant, by hanging himself with two silk handkerchiefs attached to each other, whileconfined in the common jail at L'Original for debt. On investigation by the jury appointed to enquire into the cause of death, it appeared that the deceased had been confined in the jail for debt for about twenty weeks, had evinced a great uneasiness at his long confinement, and had made several efforts to be released, all of which so far proved abortive. A gentleman of that place, one of his old acquaintances, went in and spent about two hours with him on the fatal day, and left him about a quarter before twelve a.m. He appeared as cheerful as usual, and on his leaving he requested him to come back in the afternoon as he felt lonesome. This was the last person who saw him while alive, although it appears he ate a hearty dinner at about one o'clock. And upon the jailer going in about a quarter past four in the afternoon with the intention of spending a short time with him, he found him suspended by the neck with two silk handkerchiefs tied together and attached to the ring that supported the stove pipe, and on taking hold of him, life was extinct and the body was cold. The verdict of the jury was in accordance with the above facts. The jury regretted that in this case, they were not able to find any trace of an evidence of insanity, a cause which is sometimes urged in extenuation of so terrible an act. The jury further found from evidence before them that the deceased had been uniformly treated with the kindest respect, humanity, and attention by the jailer. August 23, 1854 NORRIS - Died at Hamilton, on the 28th July, Agnes, wife of Mr. Robert Norris, and sister of Dr. Finlay, Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 49 years, much regretted. She died happy in the Lord. HARDY - Died on the 18th instant, John, eldest son of Mr. George Hardy, aged 15. WARD - Died at Salem, near Aylmer, on Sunday last, of consumption, Mr. Joah Quinby Ward, aged 29 years. HOLCROFT - Died at West Oxford, on Friday, the 18th instant, Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Holcroft, Esq, aged 42 years. August 24, 1854 WADDELL - Died at Barton, on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, Deborah Ann, second daughter of Thomas Waddell, Esq., aged 10 years, 4 months, and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral to-day at 2 o'clock p.m. from her father's residence to the place of internment. August 25, 1854 BULL - Died in Hamilton, on Sunday, the 20th August, Dorothy Jane, daughter of H. B. Bull, Esq., editor of the "Hamilton Gazette", aged 1 year and 5 months. BURKS - An inquest was held at Copetown yesterday before Dr. Robert Mullen, coroner, upon the body of Michael Burks who was killed by the Express Train going east last night. His skull was literally shattered to pieces and his brains scattered along the rail along a distance of 200 yards. From the evidence adduced, it is evident he had been lying on the track and was struck by the cowcatcher. He was in the employ of the G.W.R.R. Company as a night watchman, and has left a wife and small family to mourn his untimely end. Owing to the absence of what was considered important evidence, Coroner Mullen adjourned the consideration of the case until Friday next. POWELL - It is to-day our melancholy duty to announce the decease of William Powell, Esq.,Judge of the County and Surrogate Courts of the County of Wellington. Mr. Powell has been for some time past in rather an infirm state of health and had not been able to be out of doors for some days, although he continued to transact business in his own room up to Saturday last; yet no small surprise was caused by the report of his death on Sunday, it is believed in an epileptic fit. The deceased who was in the prime of life, having only reached his 38th year, got his judgeship on the resignation of A. J. Fergusson, Esq. in the spring of 1848, having held his first court on the 7th of June of that year. During part of that period his official duties were extremely onerous and harassing, he having in addition to County and Surrogate business to preside in the different Division Courts of the United Counties of Wellington, Waterloo, and Grey, located at a long distance apart, and in the most recently settled parts, extremely difficult to access from the state of the roads at certain seasons. On the Bench, Judge Powell was distinguished by the cool, patient, and impartial manner in which he was wont to give to all parties the opportunity of fully stating their case and eliciting the facts, and in the many thousand actions decided by him, we never heard his probity or equity impugned in a single instance. In his intercourse with society, the deceased was utterly devoid of that official hauteur by which many gentlemen in office manage to render themselves at once repulsive and ridiculous, demeaning himself to the poor man as to the rich with propriety and amiability and ever ready to render to every applicant whatever attention or service he might properly bestow. Mr. Powell's premature death has caused no small sensation in the locality and will long form a subject of reflection and regret to the extensive district over which his judicial labour extended. August 28, 1854 RYELL - Died at Princeton, on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, Rose Emma, infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Ryell, aged 13 months. August 29, 1854 BUCHANAN - Died at Newburg, Orange County, N.Y., on the evening of the 23rd instant, at the residence of his son, H. P. Buchanan, Mr. Paul George Buchanan, in his 76th year. FLETT - A woman named Flett, residing in the Township of Bathurst, was burned to death on Friday last. It is not known how the lamentable accident occurred as no person was in the house at the time, but it is supposed that her clothes caught fire from a stove which was in the room. An inquest was held on the body before Dr. Nichol, coroner, and a verdict returned in accordance with the facts. August 31, 1854 KIRKENDALL - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Mr. William Kirkendall, aged 56 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow at one o'clock p.m. from his late residence, Main Street west. September 1, 1854 APPLEGARTH - Died at East Flamborough, on the 31st ultimo, Mr. John Applegarth, aged 70 years. The deceased was a native of Durham, England, and had resided in this neighbourhood for upwards of 50 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral this p.m. at 3 o'clock. EAGER - Died in Hamilton, on the 31st August, surrounded by his family of nine children, Mr. Joseph Benjamin Eager, aged 54 years, formerly of Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland. URIE - Died in the Township of Seneca, on the 23rd August, Margaret, wife of Mr. Hugh Urie, aged 27 years. September 2, 1854 BOLTON - A labouring man, named John Bolton, an old and well known resident of Hamilton, was killed yesterday afternoon at the Great Western Depot. He was engaged in cutting a drain across the track at the time of the accident and was run over by the Express train going west, and instantly killed. A Coroner's inquest was held upon the body last evening, but we did not know the result when we went to press. The funeral will take place this p.m. at 2 o'clock. September 5, 1854 SNOWDEN - Died in this city, on Sabbath evening, the 3rd instant, in the peace and hope of the Gospel, Mrs. Mary Snowden, mother of William Snowden, Esq. STAPLETON (Quebec) - Michael Stapleton, a stevedore, was killed on Friday while loading a vessel at the coves. A stick of timber being taken on board the vessel through the port was stopped at a certain altitude and while deceased was looking out through the port, the end canted up and caught his head between it and the upper part of the port, literally smashing it to mummy. The deceased was a respectable man living at Cap Blanc and has left a large family to lament his untimely loss. LABELLE (Montreal) - We regret to learn that Mr. Joseph Labelle, carpenter, was killed this morning by falling from the scaffolding of the large building recently erected as sugar house by John Redpath, Esq., on the Lachine Canal. Mr. Labelle was assisting some others to remove the scaffolding when he very imprudently went upon it, notwithstanding that he was previously cautioned as to its insecurity. The consequence was that it gave way while he was upon it, and he was precipitated from the height of seventy feet, and instantaneously killed. He has left a wife and eight children to lament his loss. He was a brother of Mr. Labelle, the member for the County of Laval. September 6, 1854 MITCHEL - In our obituary we announce the departure from amongst us of one whose decease calls for more than a passing notice at our hands. We refer to Dr. James Mitchel, a resident physician of this town. The deceased was a son of the late Judge Mitchel, a name well known to the early settlers of this country. The doctor was a native of the County of Norfolk, C.W. He commenced his professional studies under the president of the Council, the Hon. John Rolph, and after graduating at Philadelphia, was admitted a licentiate by the Medical Board at Toronto. He commenced the practice of his profession in Dundas in the spring of thirty-eight, since which time up to the period of his melancholy decease, he has been steadily engaged in its duties. CHAREST - We regret to hear that the Rev. Mr. Charest, one of the Roman Catholic clergymen of the Seminary of St. Sulplice, in this city, was drowned on Wednesday last while bathing opposite the Missionary Station of the Lake of Two Mountains. On enquiry at the Seminary, we learned that the Rev. Mr. Pallentin at the same Mission took a walk to the water side. The latter declined bathing. The deceased, who was an excellent swimmer, pushed out into the river to a considerable distance, and while thus engaged, the other gentleman amused himself in a short walk, and on returning was astonished to discover only the clothes of his friend lying on shore. Search was made to find the body of the unfortunate clergyman, but up to the present, it has not been discovered. (Montreal) September 11,1854 MACNAB - We deeply regret to have to announce the decease of Danie1 MacNab, Esq., which occurred early yesterday morning after a short but severe illness. Mr. MacNab had resided in Hamilton for many years and occupied a prominent position among the mercantile community.In all his relations of life, he was deservedly esteemed, and his loss will be deplored by a wide circle of friends throughout the Province. The funeral will take place from the family residence this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock HOLCOMB - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, George Frederick, infant son of S. F. Holcomb, Esq., aged 1 year and 12 days. September 12, 1854 BAGGS - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Ann, wife of Mr. Baggs, aged 32 years. SCOTT - We regret to say that a most promising little boy and eldest son of William Scott, Esq., late Western Division Engineer of the G.W.R. Company, lost his life yesterday (Thursday) afternoon by drowning. The particulars, of which as we have been informed, are as follows. Mr. Scott, with his two little sons, a servant man, and a little boy whose name we have not learned, went across the river to an ice house directly opposite his own place to procure some ice, as he was daily in the habit of doing. Unfortunately on their return and when about half way across, a squall struck the boat and capsized her, and there is not the least doubt that, had it not been for the great presence of mind and forethought displayed by Captain John VanAletin of the schooner "Odd Fellow" which was lying aground upon the shore who seeing the great danger to which those in the boat were exposed ordered his mate, Mr. John Parsons, to lower a boat and go to their assistance, all would have been lost. Unfortunately, however,before they got to them, the boat had capsized, and they arrived only in time to pick up the three survivors who were clinging to the boat, but in such an exhausted state that they must have inevitably perished had it not been for the timely assistance rendered by the mate and three others of the crew of the "Odd Fellow", to whom all praise is due. The body of the poor little fellow was found floating down the river about three miles from the place where the sad accident occurred. (Windsor) LANGLEY (Halifax) - A report reached town to-day that a murder has been committed within the last week on the person of Rebecca Langley, residing some 70 miles from the city on the new road leading to Guysborough. The circumstances connected with this outrage are not yet sufficiently vouched to justify their publication. The deceased was a single woman of masculine reputation, long and favourably known all over the Eastern part of the Province.She has kept a public entertainment for many years on a lonesome portion of the road and received a small annual grant from the Treasury. She was killed, it would appear, by being beaten with a musket she kept. A telegram has been received from Pictou to-day stating that a person by the name of McDonald, a cattle drover, has been arrested there on the charge and will arrive this evening in custody by the Eastern coach. September 13, 1854 MOFFAT - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, at 8 o'clock, Mr. Allan Moffat, aged 47. Deceased has been a resident of this city for about 20 years, and was very much respected by all who knew him. His friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his funeral this morning at 11 o'clock from his late residence, MacNab street. September 15, 1854 MACKAY - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Jane Barkly, infant daughter of Mr. Aeneas D. MacKay, aged 10 months and 14 days. NEILSON - Died at Esquesing, County of Halton, highly respected by his numerous friends and acquaintances, on Wednesday, the 6th September, 1854, Mr. Abraham Neilson, Sen., a native of Peebles,Scotland, aged 77 years. September 20, 1854 DAVIDSON - Died at Nelson, on the Mountain, on the 8th instant, Mary, widow of the late Mr. John Davidson, aged 60 years. September 21, 1854 PENSE - It is with deep regret that we have this morning to announce the death of M. L. Pense, printer, of this city. Mr. Pense was driving out to his father's residence five or six miles from town on Saturday evening, accompanied by Mr. Snook, and when near Waterloo, the horses took fright and ran off. Mr. Snook endeavoured to hold the horses, but presently the reins gave way, and the horses were free from all control. Mr. Pense and Mr. Snook then determined to leap from the carriage, but in doing so, the head of the former came in violent contact with the ground. The injury sustained was so severe that after nearly twelve hours of insensibility, he ceased to breathe. Mr. Snook was also much injured, but we believe not seriously. Mr. Pense was a young man much esteemed in this city, was formerly publisher of the "Argus" and of the "Commercial Advertiser" which succeeded it, and was about to move to Chatham to establish a newspaper there. He left a wife(a daughter of Dr. Barker, the editor of the "Whig", and three young children.(Kingston News) September 22, 1854 THOMPSON - Died at her residence, Main street west, on the 21st instant, Mrs. Ann Thompson, aged 66 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend her funeral at 3 o'clock this afternoon. September 25, 1854 FLANAGAN (Quebec)- Mr. Coroner Panet and a jury of eighteen yesterday investigated the facts connected with the death of Thomas Flanagan who was slain on Saturday night last by Mons. Bihin, the French Giant, while attempting to force his way into the house at which the latter was staying. The investigation occupied the entire day, and at 10 o'clock last night, resulted in a verdict of justifiable homicide. Fourteen of the jurors were in favour of that finding while four were disposed to present for manslaughter. On the rendition of the verdict, Mons. Bihin was discharged from custody and left the Hotel Dieu where the inquest was held, accompanied by many of our citizens. September 27, 1854 SMALL - Died in this city, on the morning of the 26th instant, Mr. William Small, aged 36 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral without further notice from his late residence, Peel street, this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock. UNNAMED MAN - An inquest was held yesterday before John Ryckman, Esq., coroner, on the body of a Dutchman, name unknown, who was found dead in an alley in the western part of the city, The evidence went to show that deceased was of dissolute habits, and came to his death through intemperance and exposure. September 30, 1854 DRYNAN - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Mr. Thomas Drynan, aged 37 years. October 2, 1854 FARLY - Died in this city, on Saturday morning at half past four o'clock, Mr. David Farly, aged 65 years, much regretted by a large number of friends. He was one of the oldest settlers and the first mechanic in this city. UNNAMED CHILD (Woodstock) - We regret to state that an infant aged 18 months burned to death in this town on Monday last. It appears that the mother left the child alone while she went to fetch a pail of water, and on her return she found that it had fallen on the stove and that its clothing was in flames. The little sufferer lingered until the following morning when it expired. Will mothers never be taught a lesson as to the danger of leaving young children alone in the house? October 3, 1854 HOLCROFT - Died on the 17th ultimo, at West Oxford, Catherine Beatrice, infant daughter of Thomas Holcroft, Esq., aged 18 weeks. TISDALE -Died at her father's residence, Burford, on Thursday evening, the 21st ultimo, of consumption, Rebecca Ann, daughter of Lot Tisdale, Esq., much esteemed and deeply regretted by her afflicted relatives and friends, aged 25 years. October 4, 1854 WILSON - Died of yellow fever, at New Orleans, on the night of Thursday, September 21st, Miss Hannah Sabina Wilson, daughter of the late Anthony Wilson, Esq., of Elverstow's Farm, Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland, aged 22 years. October 7, 1854 SPOHN - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Frederick Bowman, second son of P. B. Spohn, Esq., aged 1 year and 1 month. Friends are respectfully requested to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday) at 4 o'clock p.m. from his father's residence, Main street, to the city cemetery. October 9, 1854 ROSS - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, on the 28th September, Kirkhill, West Zorra, Oxford, Mr. David Ross, formerly of Bridge End, Dornock, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, aged 80 years. October 10, 1854 GILKISON - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr. Jasper T. Gilkison, aged 1 year and 3 days. COX (Woodstock) - This week it is our painful duty to record an accident of a distressing nature on the Great Western Railway about 3 miles east of this place on Saturday evening last at seven o'clock. It appears that the unfortunate man, named Richard Cox, engineer, lately from Bristol, England, observing a light on the track and on looking over the side of the locomotive, had slipped and fell off. At the same time, the fireman was looking out at the other side of the locomotive, and in crossing the Norwich Road there was no whistle given as was usually the case. The fireman turned round and missed the engineer. He stopped the engine immediately and backed up about two miles, when they found the man lying in the ditch in an insensible state. He was then conveyed to the station where Dr. Turquand and Dr. Duke were in immediate attendance. They directed him to be conveyed to Mr. Bickle's Hotel, and everything was done for him that medical skill could suggest. The only external injuries observable were a cut over the left eye, a contusion on the top of the head, and his right arm broken near the shoulder. On Tuesday morning last hopes were entertained of his recovery, but his internal injuries were more serious than was expected, and about 1 o'clock the same day, without having uttered a word since the accident, he died, leaving his disconsolate widow and two daughters who were in attendance on him, to mourn his loss. He is said to have been a very intelligent person and maintained an excellent character. Aged 34 years. October 13, 1854 KENNEDY (Toronto) - Coroner Duggan and thirteen jurors held an inquest on Tuesday forenoon in Foley's tavern on the body of a man named Edward Kennedy. It was shown that the deceased had led a very intemperate life, and a verdict was rendered to the effect that death was caused by excessive drinking. A small sum of money was found on the person of the deceased and handed to the Chief of Police by the presiding coroner. The law provides that money or property of any kind belonging to the subject of any inquest shall be reserved for deceased's next of kin after the expenses of inquisition have been provided for. CROGAN (Toronto) - We are informed of a melancholy suicide which took place near the Humber on Sabbath last which caused a great deal of excitement in the neighbourhood of the scene of the occurrence. On Saturday evening, an elderly woman who had been labouring for some time under slight aberration of mind, named, Mrs. Crogan, wandered from her home near the first toll gate on Dundas street. On Sunday her two sons, who are grown-up young men, suspected from her continued absence, that all was not right and went in search of her. After travelling a short distance, they were informed that a suicide had been committed near the Humber, and on reaching that place, ascertained that their parent has hung herself from a branch of a tree. An inquest was held on the body on Sunday night by Coroner Fisher, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the facts elicited. October 14, 1854 CHACE,SAILMAKER (Quebec) - Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, five seaman, deserters from different ships and boarding with a crimp named Burke in Champlain Street, proceeded in a boat to a ship named "Rhea Sylvia" lying off the Cul-de-San for the purpose of enticing some of the crew to desert. The mate ordered them to leave the ship when an altercation ensued and the mate was obliged to use violence to get them clear of the ship. The captain, hearing a noise, came on deck with his gun. When after leaving the ship they began to use provoking and threatening language, the captain, being enraged, raise his piece and fired, when melancholy to relate, two of the men in the boat fell dead, one being shot through the temple, the other in the breast. The captain came immediately to the Police Station and gave himself up with every feeling of sorrow for what had occurred. This, though an unfortunate affair, is scarcely to be wondered at, as desertion from ships in Quebec is practised to a large extent, and masters are put to extraordinary expense and trouble by being daily and nightly robbed of their crews by crimps about town. One of the deceased is named Robert Chace, a deserter from the ship "Marmion"; the other is only known as Sailmaker, not known what ship he belongs to. The names of the other three men who were in the boat when the captain fired are: Jean Majean, a Portuguese, a deserter from the "Marion”, now in port; George Weste, Irish, a deserter from the same ship; William Jones, English, a deserter from the "Belona", now in Montreal. October 16, 1854 JARVIS - Died at St. John, New Brunswick, on the 8th instant, Mrs. Jarvis, relict of the late Ralph M. Jarvis, Esq., of that city. October 17, 1854 RYAN - Died on Sunday evening, October 14, at her residence near Waterdown, Mrs. A. Ryan, wife of Thomas Ryan, Esq., and mother of Mr. J. C. Ryan, of this city. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to meet the funeral at St. Mary's Church this morning at 10 a.m. October 18, 1854 WORTHINGTON - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Martha Jane, wife of Mr. George Worthington, builder, aged 22. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. GARDINER - Died in this city, after a short but severe illness, Mr. Thomas Gardiner, aged 23 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral at his residence on Peel street, this day, at 4 o'clock p.m. to the place of interment. October 21, 1854 COZENS - Died at sea, on board the packet ship "Shockamazon", on the 9th instant, Eva Mary, only child of P. S. Cozens, aged 17 months. October 26, 1854 NORTHEY - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Matilda, wife of Mr. Thomas Northey, aged 24 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, West Avenue, on Sunday at half past 3 p.m. October 30, 1854 EAGER - Died at Dingoe, Ireland, on the 20th ultimo, Alicia, daughter of the late Thomas Eager, and sister of Captain F. Eager of the 72 Regiment, aged 21 years. October 31, 1854 MEADOWS -Died at Eden Mills, on the 28th October, Mary Jane, infant daughter of Mr. S. Meadows. BRATT,CORREY -On Wednesday evening last as James Bratt, Mrs. Correy, and William Correy, a little boy, were driving over the bridge going on to Burlington Beach, the horse suddenly stopped and commenced backing, and before the parties could escape, the waggon was over the bridge. James Bratt and William Correy, we regret to state, were drowned, having it is supposed been caught by the waggon and kept under. Mrs. Correy caught the dashboard on which she floated for some time until assistance came, when she was rescued from her perilous situation.An inquest was held before H. B. Bull, Esq., coroner, when the jury presented the bridge as being not only unsafe but unfit for regular travel. We trust, after this awful warning, the authorities will put up a proper bridge instead of one which has been for years in its present dangerous situation, more a man-trap than a safe thoroughfare. November 3, 1854 SALE - We have to announce the untimely death in London Township of John Sale, a highly respectable farmer, who on the 12th ultimo was in the act of raising a log on to the top of an unfinished stable assisted by some three lads - the log was too heavy for the parties. Sale saw that one of the boys was likely to be injured in the event of the log falling from the skid. He ran to assist when, melancholy to relate, the log fell and killed him instantly. A wife and three children mourn the sad event while the sympathies of a large number of friends are with the bereaved family. UNNAMED MAN - On Sunday last a train coming from the late disaster when within a few miles of London, came in contact with a man lying on the track quite intoxicated. He had a short time before been pulled off the track by a woman who had witnessed his critical position where he had again wandered. The engineer on discovering the man stopped the train but not before the cow-catcher struck him on the head. He was carried to the city and well cared for, but he expired the following day. An inquest was held by Dr. Wanless and a verdict rendered: Death from Drunkenness and stupidity. November 4, 1854 DONOVAN - Patrick Donovan, who fell from the new building attached to the gaol in this city, on the 19th September, died on Thursday morning. An inquest was held on view of the body by John Ryckman, Esq., coroner, and a verdict returned to the effect that death was caused by injuries received by the deceased at the time of the accident. RICHARDS - Charles Richards of Port Robinson was murdered last night; the particulars have not reached us. The following is the description of the murderers which Mr. Townsend of the Montreal Line is telegraphing to all sections of the country: one, low sized, had on a red flannel shirt which was supposed never to have been washed, dark figured vest, black Kossuth hat, a little bare on the forepart of the head, supposed to have a black coat; height 5 feet 4 inches. The other murderer, a long slim person with a fancy flannel shirt bound with pink ribbon; he had dark long hair, was long featured, supposed to be 18 or 20 years of age; height 5 feet 6 inches; are both supposed to belong to the Cayuga gang. November 6. 1854 SAMUEL - Died in Montreal, on Sunday, the 29th ultimo, Helen Christie, youngest daughter of the late Malcolm Christie, Esq., of Campbelltown, Scotland, and wife of Mr. Thomas Samuel, merchant Montreal. RICHARDS - It appears that the murdered man was a Constable. A robbery had been committed and information having been given to the Constable, he started on the track of the robbers. Finding themselves closely pursued, one of them turned and shot the Constable through the breast, killing him instantly. (See entry for November 4) November 7, 1854 MCCURSEY - We have this week to record the death of a young lady, the daughter of Mr. McCursey, of Blenheim, under the following singular and very melancholy circumstances. It appears that Mr. McCursey had been using his gun the day previous to the accident and had left it in its usual place in the house, an old fashioned clock case. On the day of the accident, he again had occasion to use the gun, and calling his daughter, sent her to bring it. The girl in order to get it, got on the top of a chair, and in taking it out of the clock case, the trigger caught on part of the case, and the gun discharged, the contents of which lodging in her side and arm.Drs. McGeorge and Bell were immediately called in, but their efforts to prolong her life proved in vain, as after lingering in great distress for a few days, she died last Thursday. The deceased leaves her parents and a numerous circle of friends to mourn her untimely end. November 8, 1854 KNIGHT - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, after a short illness, Mr. Jesse Knight.Deceased was a member of the Loyal Commercial Lodge , I.O.O.F., M.U. Members of the Loyal Hamilton and Commercial Lodges will meet at their lodge rooms this afternoon at 3 o'clock to attend the funeral. KENNEDY - Died this morning at his residence, Peel street, Aeneas R. Kennedy, Esq., merchant, of this city, aged 39 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice. November 9, 1854 RYCKMAN - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, R. W. Ryckman, Esq., aged 40 years.Friends and acquaintance are requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, Main Street west, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. November 11, 1854 IRVINE - Died at his residence, East Flamborough, on the 8th instant, Mr. Richard Irvine, aged 69 years. November 14, 1854 SNOWDEN - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, William Snowden, Esq., aged 41 years. HUGHSON - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Nathaniel Hughson, Esq., 52 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from Mr. Alexander Hamilton's, King William street, to the place of interment, Barton Church, to-day, 14th instant, at 1 o'clock. PEARSON - Died in this city, on Monday, the 12th instant, Mrs. Ann Pearson, relict of the late William Pearson, Kilcullen Bridge, County Kildare, Ireland, aged 66 years. Her excellence in christian attainments won the esteem and admiration of all those who enjoyed her acquaintance throughout a long residence in this city. Funeral will take place at half past 2 p.m., Wednesday, 15th instant, from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John Christian, Tyburn street. November 15, 1854 BEDDOME - Died on the 8th instant, at the residence of his brother, London, C.W., Josephus Beddome, Esq., aged 48 years. November 18, 1854 ABRAHAM - The late Mr. Abraham: The Montreal journals without exception united in expressions of sorrow for the loss of this estimable man, and each renders a tribute of respect to his memory. (Also a long obituary) November 21, 1854 STUART - Died on board the steamship "Uncle Sam" on her outward trip to California, on the 18th July last, of cholera, Donald Stuart, eldest son of the late John Stewart, Craighen, Morange, Banffshire, Scotland. November 22, 1854 WALKINSHAW - Died at Brantford, on the 18th instant, after a short but severe illness which she bore with christian patience and resignation, Mary, wife of Mr. James Walkinshaw, and sister of Mr. John T. Reid, of this city. November 24, 1854 RUSSELL - Drowned accidentally at Burlington Beach, on the evening of the 22nd instant, Mr. James Russell, a native of Gaichoch, Ross-shire, Scotland, in the 38th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are invited without further notice to meet the funeral at the corner of King and Wellington streets at half past two o'clock this afternoon. November 25, 1854 OGDEN - We regret to learn the demise of Robert Ogden, Esq., of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company who died at Vancouver of which island he was governor. He was brother to the present Sheriff Ogden of Three Rivers and was remarkable for a kind heart and benevolent disposition. November 30, 1854 SPENCE - Died on the 28th instant, Frances Louisa, second daughter of George B. Spence.The funeral will take place to-day, 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m. from her father's residence to the cemetery. Friends are requested to attend without further notice. December 6, 1854 STODDARD - James Stoddard was the name of the person who died on Monday from injuries received on the Great Western Railway. He was a conductor on one of the trains. He leaves a wife and seven small children to mourn his untimely death. DURAN - On Thursday morning week, Mr. Duran, captain of the schooner "Mary", who frequently visits this port, found his brother, Thomas, lying in an insensible state on board the "Leander", then moored at Browne's wharf. He was found to have sustained very serious injuries and his life was so despaired of that he was removed to the General Hospital and placed under the care of Dr. Hodder. After a careful examination by Drs. Clarke and Hodder, a severe fracture was detected in the upper and left side of the head, and those gentlemen held a consultation which resulted in the determination to remove the depressed portion of the skull which was accordingly performed in a very skilful manner. At the time deceased was admitted, he was quite insensible, but as soon as the bone was elevated, his senses returned for a few moments when he sank back again and remained in an unconscious state until the time of his death. Saturday morning Dr. King, coroner, was notified of the circumstances of his death and summoned a jury to meet at the hospital on Sunday afternoon. The evidence of deceased's brother was received at the inquisition and from the testimony given by him, there is reason to believe that foul play had been committed. Dr. King has been to the Police Office and is resolved to use every exertion in his power to bring the offender to justice. At a post mortem examination of the body, which was, made on Sunday by Dr. Hodder at the instance of the coroner, it was found that all the depressed portion of the skull had been removed showing the admirable manner in which the first operation had been performed. The only words which the deceased used were "mother, mother" and his lucid moments were so short that his deposition could not be taken. The fracture extended from the posterior part of the incision on the scalp downward and backwards to the base of the skull. The inquest will be resumed in the General Hospital this evening at seven o'clock. (Toronto) KEHOE - Martin Richard Kehoe underwent the extreme penalty of the law at a quarter past 10 o'clock yesterday morning on a temporarily erected gallows beside the Fair green. (Toronto) December 7, 1854 ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Robert James, eldest son of Mr. John Armstrong, aged 11 years, 2 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock from his father's residence, York street. MENZIES - Died in the Township of Egremont, C.W., on the 3rd instant, Alexander, youngest son of Robert Menzies, Esq., Binbrook, near Hamilton, aged 20 years. December 8, 1854 STEWART - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, Toronto, on the 6th instant, Mr. Walter Stewart, lately reporter for the "Spectator" (Also a long obituary) KEMP - Died at Ancaster, on the 4th instant, Brock, youngest son of Mr. William Kemp, Odd Fellow's Hotel, aged 3 years and 4 days. December 11, 1854 MCQUESTEN - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, David, son of Calvin McQuesten, Esq., aged 5 years. The funeral will take place this day (Monday) at 2 o'clock p.m. GILMOUR - Died at Montreal the evening of the 29th ultimo, after an illness of many months, Marion Aitken, beloved wife of James Gilmour, Esq., aged 31 years. December 12, 1854 BARBER - Died on the 21st November, at the residence of her mother, in the Township of Beverly, 4th concession, Caroline Gray, wife of Mr. John Barber, Derby, Owen Sound, aged 47. GRAY - Died at the same place, Margaret Riddle, relict of the late Mr. Gilbert Gray, formerly of Roxburghshire, Scotland, and mother of Mr. John Gray, Beverly, aged 84 years, deeply and deservedly regretted by all who knew her. December 13, 1854 CORNWALL - Died at Quebec, on Saturday, the 9th instant, Captain Harry Cornwall, Barrack Master, and formerly of H.M. 1st West India Regiment, aged 76. In 1831, Capt. Cornwall retired from the service and took up his abode in this city. In the troubles of 1837, he occupied the post of Barrack Master in Hamilton and rendered very important service to Her Majesty's Government, for which he was appointed Barrack Master in the Service and discharged his duties of that office at Toronto, also Quebec. His memory will be held in high esteem by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. December 18, 1854 FOSTER - Died at her residence in this city, on Monday, the 4th instant, Phoebe Foster, formerly of Adrian, Michigan, aged 6l. MCBASTEDO - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Catherine, youngest daughter of Mr. John McBastedo, aged 3 months and 25 days. Friends are requested to attend the funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock. December 19, 1854 ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, after a long and lingering illness, Mr. Arthur Armstrong, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. Thomas Heatherington, Little Main street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. CHAMPION - Died on the 17th instant, in his 87th year, George Champion, at the residence of his son-in-law, George Robinson, Barton, one mile east of this city on Main street road. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, 19th instant, at 1 o'clock, from the above mentioned place to Burlington cemetery. December 20, 1854 MURRAY - Died on December 14th, after a short illness, at Hamilton, C.W., Ann Louisa, the beloved child of J. H. and T. C. Murray, aged 6 years, 2 months, and 5 days. December 22, 1854 SEWARD - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Mr. Henry Reward, aged 40 years, friends are requested to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. December 23, 1854 BENGOUGH - Died at Bayfield, on Monday, the 18th inst., Mary Ann Hawkins, wife of Mr. William Bengough, aged 26 years. December 27, 1854 KING - Died after a long and protracted illness and in full hope of eternal glory, Henry King, yeoman, of the Township of Downie, county of Perth, aged 61 years. FOLEY - Died at Cayuga, aged 36, on the morning of Christmas Day, of inflammation of the lungs, Bernard Foley, Esq., Judge of the County of Haldimand.