Hamilton Spectator

                                                                    Deaths 1866

 

January 2, 1866

 

OGALBE - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, at half past one a.m., Mrs. Louis Ogalbe, in the 66th year of her age. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 2nd instant, from her late residence, Maiden Lane, at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

January 3, 1866

 

CREIGHTON - Died at Kingston, December 27, Mary Allice, youngest daughter of Mr. John Creighton, aged 2 years and 3 months.

 

NICHOLSON - Died on the 2nd instant, 1866, Mrs. Mary Nicholson, aged 83 years, relict of the late William Nicholson, of Durham-on‑the‑Trent, Notts, England. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. William Cook, Farmers' Hotel, King street, on Thursday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

 

January 4, 1866

 

DALY (Toronto) - The little girl named Daly, who was accidentally burnt yesterday by her clothes catching fire, died last night at the hospital in great agony. An inquest is now being held, the verdict of which will be, of course, that the deceased came to her death by having been accidentally burnt.

 

January 5, 1866

 

GRAHAM - Died, January 2nd, at her residence, Woodstock, Mary, widow of the late Capt. Graham, R.N., aged 74 years.

 

January 6, 1866

 

MCLACHLAN - A melancholy suicide occurred in the Township of Arthur a few days since. Mr. Alexander McLachlan, a respectable farmer, committed suicide by taking strychnine which was kept on the farm premises as a poison for rats. After taking the fatal dose, he apprised his wife of what he had done. A medical man was at once sent for, but before he could arrive, the unfortunate man was a corpse. No cause is assigned for the deed. The deceased was about 28 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children to lament his unhappy fate.


January 8, 1866

 

BURROWS - Died in Toronto, after a long and painful illness, Mr. William Burrows, aged 51 years, a native of the Town of Sligo. Deceased was a well‑known citizen of Toronto for the last 25 years.

 

BALDWIN, TURNER, BOOMER, PLATT (Toronto) - The 'cold snap' appears to be carrying off a good many old residents of Toronto. Yesterday, the deaths of Admiral Baldwin, a Mr. Turner, once a prominent brewer in this city, that of Mr. Boomer, and others, created some surprise, and to‑day the name of Mr. George Platt, steward at the Hospital, has been added to the list of those whose sojourn on this earth has been terminated. Mr. Platt had been ill for some months and confined to his bed for several weeks. The cause of death was general breaking up of the system. Admiral Baldwin, R.N., was well‑known in Upper Canada. He was an Irishman by birth, and belonged to the same family as the late Hon. Robert Baldwin. He entered the navy as long since as 1794, and was created Lieutenant in the first year of this century. In 1807, he was in the "Prince of Wales" at the bombarding of Copenhagen. Next year as First Lieutenant of the "Implacable", he was favourably mentioned in despatches for the part he took in an engagement with a Russian 74‑gun ship which was silenced and afterwards, by the aid of the "Centaur", captured and burnt in full view of the Russian fleet near Rogers‑Wick. This service was rewarded by a commander's position, but he did not again see active service until 1812, and he retired from the service in October, 1848, nearly 20 years ago.

 

THOMPSON (Toronto) - To‑day, a shoemaker, named Thomas Thompson, residing in Duchess street in this city, died suddenly in his seat. An inquest will be held on the body this evening.

 

January 9, 1866

 

BOOMER (Toronto) - Mr. Boomer's funeral took place this afternoon and was attended by the Corporation in carriages and the whole Police force on foot, together with a large number of citizens.

 

January 11, 1866

 

CHRISTIAN - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 10th January, John Christian, printer, aged 47 years. Deceased was a native of Dublin, Ireland. The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Main street, east of Wellington. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


January 12, 1866

 

DALY (Toronto) - Yesterday a melancholy accident occurred at the new passenger station of the Great Western Railway, foot of Yonge street, whereby a carpenter named Thomas Daly was instantly killed. It seems that the unfortunate man was at work on a scaffold inside the building about eight or ten feet from the ground, and having missed his footing, he fell heavily upon the track and died almost instantly.

An inquest was held on the body subsequently by Dr. Riddell at the Niagara House, Yonge street, and a verdict of accidental death returned. The deceased leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his sad fate. It was his little girl who was burnt to death a few days ago at a house on McMahon street by her clothing catching fire.

 

BROCK - A few days ago, a man named Brock, living in the Township of Adelaide, while engaged in moving Dr. Mothersell's household goods from Strathroy to Arkona, met with an accident that resulted fatally. It appears that Brock had been indulging a little too freely in the flowing bowl, and drove recklessly, paying no attention to his team on the road. The waggon upset, smashing a large share of the furniture, and killed the driver.

 

January 13, 1866

 

MCCRAKEN - Died in London, C.W., on Wednesday morning, George Chisholm, son of Thomas McCraken, Esq., Gore Bank, aged 10 years, 3 months, and 5 days. Funeral at London to‑day at 3 o'clock.

 

WRIGHT - Henry Wright of Oakville was found dead this morning soon after having felled a tree on the farm of G. K. Chisholm, Esq. At an inquest held by Dr. Ogilvie, the jury returned a verdict of "accidental death". The deceased had been married about a month.

 

WETENHALL - We learn that Gilbert Wetenhall, Esq., barrister‑at‑law, lately a resident of Georgetown, and for some time Town Clerk of that place, was taken sick in London and died after a brief illness at the residence of his sister.

 

WALSH - A farmer named Walsh, living in Tecumseh, went to Bond Head one day last week, leaving three children in the house. By some means, they got possession of a powder‑horn, the contents of which exploded and killed one of them, and injured another so badly that no hopes are entertained of his recovery. The third fortunately escaped.


January 15, 1866

 

MUIR - Died at Willow Cottage, Montreal, on Friday night, suddenly, Ebenezer Muir, Esq., aged 75 years.

 

January 16, 1866

 

CARGILL - Died at Nassagaweya, County of Halton, on the 10th instant, Mr. James Cargill, a native of Ballyhemlin, near Bushmills, parish of Ballcaugh, in the County of Antrim, at the advanced age of 104 years and some months. The old gentleman was born in the year 1760, that in which George III ascended the throne of Britain. He thus was a contemporary of all the stirring events of that long reign and was personally cognizant of the rise and fall of Napoleon; bore a part in the suppression of the Rebellion of 1798 in his native land; and might have held conversation with men who existed during the troublous time of the Pretender and his son, Charles Edward. Reflection on what he may have had a personal knowledge of, almost shortens in imagination, the time which has expired since his birth. Very probably his father was acquainted with men who defended the walls of Derry and fought for the Protestant succession on the banks of the ever‑memorable Boyne water, events which we moderns are habituated to look upon as belonging to a long bygone age. It is almost useless to add that he lived to see descendants of the third generation rising around him in his cis‑Atlantic home, and his remains were accompanied to their last resting place in the Episcopal burying ground of Nassagaweya by a numerous cortege of relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

 

January 17, 1866

 

SUDDS (Kingston) - About 12 o'clock last night, a soldier on look‑out duty, stationed at Wolfe Island, shot a farmer by the name of James Sudds, killing him instantly. It appears that some contention took place between the parties while engaged in playing cards. Sudds accused the soldier of cheating and called him a Fenian. The guard replied that he would show him soon what a Fenian could do. As Sudds was returning home on the ice, the sentry shot him in the back, the ball passing through his heart. The soldier is under arrest. Great indignation is manifested by citizens here, and the prisoner is closely guarded to prevent his being injured by the mob.

 

January 18, 1866

 

PATTINSON - A young farmer, Mr. Joseph Pattinson, having run violently for some distance in order to secure his father a seat in a train leaving the Brampton station on the 10th instant


returned home, some eight miles distant, to lot 22 in the first line west, Chinguacousy, complaining of great faintness, and about two hours afterwards, while watering his horses near his residence, fell and expired. A young wife and two children are left to mourn his loss. An inquest was held by the coroner, Dr. Carson, which resulted in a verdict of "death by accident at over‑exertion", a rather curious decision without a post mortem.

 

WIGGINS - On Wednesday, the 3rd instant, a young child of Mr. David Wiggins, of lot 13, Centre Road, Chinguacousy, aged 11 months, pulled over a bowl of scalding gruel from a chair which ran down its neck and stomach, scalding it so badly that it died on Sunday evening last.

 

WETENHALL - Died at London, C.W., on the 15th instant, Elizabeth Jane, relict of the late Hon. John Wetenhall. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 18th instant, at 4 o'clock, from the residence of H. S. Strathy, Esq., Kent street, London, C.W.

 

STEWART - A woman, named Bella Stewart, wife of James Stewart, died yesterday while being conveyed to the city hospital. From what we have learned, there is reason to believe that the illness under which she was suffering had been much aggravated by the treatment of her husband. They have been living for some time in a cottage near the residence of the late Hugh C. Baker, and Dr. Bates urged her removal to the hospital some time ago, to which her husband would not consent.

It was only yesterday that the matter had got to such a state that some gentlemen in the neighbourhood interfered and procured the order for her admission to the hospital through the Reeve of the township. She died just as she reached its doors. The body will be buried to‑day. We have not heard if an inquest is to be held, but that is just such a case as would properly form the subject of enquiry for a jury.

 

January 23, 1866

 

SLOAN (Quebec) - A man named William Sloan, a blacksmith, who for several years has resided on the Heights of Abraham and during the late civil war in the States joined the Southern army, gave his wife such a beating one day last week that she died shortly afterwards. The cause of the trouble was some disagreement about the disposal of a sum of money lying in the bank. An inquest was held on the body, and verdict of "wilful murder" returned. Sloan stands committed for trial.


January 21, 1866

 

HOBBS - Died at her late residence, near Cheapside, in the Township of Walpole, on the morning of the 14th of January, Esther Earetta, the beloved wife of Mr. James Hobbs, in her 26th year.

 

NIXON - Died on Tuesday evening, January 23, Henry H. Nixon, of Grimsby, aged 31 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral from his late residence in Grimsby, on Friday, 26th instant, at one o'clock p.m., without further notice.

 

COLEMAN (Caistorville) - A stranger, giving his name as James Coleman, died in this village on the morning of the 21st instant, after a short illness, and was interred yesterday at 3 p.m. Deceased called at the residence of R. A. Haney, Esq., M.D., on Friday, the 12th, very ill and destitute. The doctor kindly sent him to the inn, had his wants supplied, and attended him professionally till his death. He suffered from a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs, and the rupture of a blood vessel suddenly terminated his earthly career.

He was about 37 years of age, had on his left arm the initials M.C., V.I., which led to the opinion he had not given his correct name; said he was a resident of Toronto where he had a wife and five children; that he was a tanner by trade and had worked for some time for a Mr. McGlashan at Yorkville; and had been around by Fort Erie and other places bordering the lake in quest of employment; and after an unsuccessful tour was making his way towards home when taken ill.

The insertion of this in your valuable paper may bring the matter under the eye of his family or friends to whom the intelligence, though sad, will no doubt be more satisfactory that entire ignorance and consequent anxiety and suspense.

 

January 25, 1866

 

TAYLOR - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Mr. John Taylor, aged 22 years, 3 months, and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his father's residence, corner of MacNab and Concession streets, on Friday, the 26th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

MCDOUGALD - Died at New Glasgow, Aldborough, C.W., on the 21st instant, Sarah Campbell, relict of the late John McDougald, Esq., in the 79th year of her age.

 

STUART - Died on the 24th instant, William, third son of the late Donald Stuart, Esq., in the 11th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from his mother's residence, Cannon street, at 9 o'clock Friday morning.


January 26, 1866

 

STARK - Died at Kirkhill Cottage, Dundas, on Wednesday, the 24th instant, the Rev. Mark Young Stark, aged 66 years. Funeral from his late residence, on Saturday (to‑morrow) at 11 a.m. Friends will please attend without further notice.

 

LUCAS - Died in the Township of Nelson, on the 25th of January, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Lucas, in the 64th year of her age. The funeral will take place on the 28th instant. Friends are invited to meet at the house at 10:30 o'clock a.m.

 

January 27, 1866

 

BULLOCK - Died in Dundas, on Wednesday, the 24th instant, Mr. William Bullock, aged 62 years. The funeral will take place on Sabbath, the 28th instant, leaving his late residence, Bullock's Corners, at 2 p.m. for Christ Church, West Flamborough.

 

SHENSTON - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Mrs. Ann Shenston, relict of the late Samuel Shenston, aged 82 years. Funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence, Bay street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

INKSON - Died in this city, on Friday, 26th instant, Ann Winchester, wife of Mr. William Inkson, saddler, aged 30 years, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Inkson, York street, between McNab and Park streets, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

PENROD (Windsor) - George Penrod, one of the men employed by the Provincial Telegraph Company to put up the wires, fell from the top of one of the poles and was almost instantly killed... An inquest was held the same afternoon and the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death. I am informed that he was an unmarried man and that his friends reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

January 30, 1866

 

CURRIER - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Mr. Ira H. Currier, formerly of Concord, New Brunswick. The funeral will take place this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the residence of Mr. Archibald McKeand, James street.

 

HUDSON - A person, understood to be a native of London, England, died suddenly at the residence of John McGregor, Esq., in Nelson, on the morning of Sunday, the 21st instant. His


name was James Hudson. Circumstances led to the suspicion that he had committed suicide. A coroner's inquest was held before C. Freeman, M.D., of Milton, and after a post mortem and analysis of the stomach by Dr. McGregor of Cumminsville, the jury at an adjourned sitting, came to the conclusion and verdict that deceased had come to his death from an overdose of opium. His remains were duly interred in a neighbouring church‑yard, and some sensation has been excited from unmistakable evidence of the grave having been disturbed by prowling nocturnal visitors. People feel that poor 'Jamie' was a stranger in a strange land and are horrified at the idea of his having been denied a last resting place among us.

 

January 31, 1866

 

WRIGHT (Brampton) - Joseph Wright, Esq., an old and respected inhabitant of the vicinity, brother of G. Wright, Esq. of this town, left for Toronto on the evening of the 16th instant. The night proved a very severe one, and on that gentleman's arriving in Toronto, it was discovered that his hands and part of his face were frozen. Having partaken of some refreshment, he retired to bed and was found dead in the morning, which is attributed principally to the severity of the previous night frost. He was interred on the 19th instant in Brampton, his remains being followed to his last resting place by a large crowd of his former friends and townspeople.

 

February 3, 1866

 

FISH - Died on Friday, February 2nd, Samuel, eldest son of the late Mr. Richard Fish of this city, aged 29 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Burlington Beach, for the cemetery, Hamilton, on Sunday next, at 1 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

MARTIN - Died at Hamilton, February 1st, Olivia Annie, youngest daughter of Richard Martin, barrister, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 22 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence on Catherine street on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

February 5, 1866

 

YOUNG - On the afternoon of Sunday last, a weaver named William Young was frozen to death in a field belonging to John Warnock, Esq., Beverly. Deceased had been in Galt during Saturday, and was evidently on his way home by a short path through the fields when overcome by the extreme cold. Parcels of groceries, shoes, etc. were found beside him.


An inquest was held on the body, and a verdict found in accordance with the above facts. He leaves a wife and a large family behind him.

 

February 6, 1866

 

MILNE - Died on Sunday, the 4th instant, in the 22nd year of her age, Annie, wife of Mr. John Milne. The funeral will take place from the residence of her father, Mr. Joseph Kendall, Peel street east, to‑day, the 6th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

February 13, 1866

 

GIBSON - Yesterday morning, two freight trains on the Grand Trunk Railway collided near Stratford, smashing one of the engines, and killing one engine driver named Stephen Gibson, of this city (Toronto).

 

February 14, 1866

 

WEBBER - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, of croup, Charles Taylor, infant son of Mr. F. C. Webber, aged 1 year and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to‑morrow, the 15th instant, at 3 p.m., from his father's residence, upper John Street, without further notice.

 

GIBSON (Toronto) - Mr. Stephen Gibson, a member of St. Andrew's Lodge, Quebec, who was unfortunately killed near St. Mary's on Sunday morning, was this day interred with Masonic honours. At 2 o'clock, the brothers, preceded by the band of the Queen's Own, marched to the deceased's residence on Richmond street, and at 3 o'clock the funeral cortege started, the band playing the Dead March in Saul, followed by the Masonic body in full regalia and a large number of friends and acquaintances

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February 15, 1866

 

VILLIERS - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, George William Frederick Villiers, the beloved and only son of Frederick Villiers, Esq., aged 19 years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence on Main street, on Friday, the 16th instant, at 1 o'clock.

 

MCCAUL - Last evening, about seven o'clock, Constable Boyle received information from a child that a woman named McCaul was in bed and could not get up. He immediately proceeded to the home which is situated on Macnab street below the barracks and found the unfortunate


 woman lying on her face across the bed, her feet hanging out. He turned her into the bed and found that she was dead, blood issuing from her mouth and nose. A little child was lying in the bed along with its mother, piteously crying. Constable Boyle had her removed to the Police Station where an inquest will be held on the body to‑day at 11 o'clock. The children, two in number, are taken in charge by the police authorities and will be sent to the Orphan Asylum. We understand that the husband of the woman is in the United States army.

 

February 16, 1866

 

MCCAUL - An inquest upon the body of the unfortunate woman, McCaul, who was found dead by Constable Boyle under very distressing circumstances was held yesterday in the King William Street police station before Dr. McIntosh, coroner, and a respectable jury. The evidence given by some neighbours showed that she had been much addicted to habits of intemperance during the last two years, and that the evil propensity had brought her to a very sad state of poverty, disease, and destitution.

The finding of the dead body was described by the witnesses. The circumstances were exactly those related in yesterday's "Spectator". The medical testimony showed that the immediate cause of death was probably exhaustion occasioned by the loss of blood from the nose and mouth which was the effect of congestion of the brain. The stomach of the deceased was quite empty, and her body was very emaciated. The jury returned the following verdict: Deceased's death was caused by the loss of blood and partly induced by a very feeble state of the body, brought on by a long course of intemperance and irregularity of meals.

 

February 17, 1866

 

NEWTON - On Thursday evening last, an inquest was held by Dr. Nelles at the Gas Works, London, on the body of Mrs. Newton, wife of the secretary of the Company. The unfortunate woman died from cancerous affection of the brain, but it appears that for some time past she had been suffering in consequence of the neglectful treatment which she received at the hands of her husband. She had been confined to her bed and unable to help herself, had been unprovided with necessary attendance or change of clothes. The head and body were covered with vermin, and the bed clothes were a perfect mire of filth. The jury found a verdict to the effect that the deceased died from cancerous affection of the brain, and severely censured her husband for his neglect and inhumanity.


February 19, 1866

 

CLIFFORD - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, William Gordon Clifford, Esq., son of the late Nathaniel Clifford, M.D., Islington, London, England, in the 42nd year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, William street, near Queen street. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.

 

February 26, 1866

 

FOX - An Indian named Fox was burned to death last week in the Township of Dunwich. He had obtained whiskey from a man named Milligan and made himself drunk. At night, the shanty in which he and some other Indians were sleeping caught fire. The others escaped, but poor Fox perished in the flames. The corner's jury besides finding a verdict as to the cause of death, charged Milligan with the offence of selling whiskey to the Indians contrary to the law.

 

February 27, 1866

 

EMERSON (Toronto) - A poor middle‑aged woman named Ellen Emerson was found dead this morning in a dilapidated house on Catharine street. It is not known whether she has any relatives in this city, and it is generally supposed she was frozen to death by the severity of last night's frost which at midnight was 23 degrees below the freezing point. Mr. Coroner Buchanan held an inquest at half past four when several of the neighbours in their evidence testifying generally that she had not been sickly, but the jury at the time of my writing this, 6:10, have not given their verdict.

 

March 1, 1866

 

BRANYAN (Kingston) - Last evening, a young child, aged four years, was seriously burned at the house of his father, a Mr. Branyan, living in Ontario street. The little fellow was left with another child for a short time when they made some paper cigars and were smoking them, when the clothes of one of them took fire. The neighbours heard the screams of the little sufferer, and as soon as assistance could be rendered, the clothes were torn from it, when it was found to be badly burned from the thighs to the abdomen and chest, and slightly on the face. Medical assistance was procured and this morning the child appeared to be getting better, but has since died rather more suddenly than was expected. This is another of the sad results of leaving helpless children alone in a room where they can obtain access to fire.


March 3, 1866

 

PENGELLEY - Died on Thursday, 1st March, at the residence of Mrs. Dickinson, on Hughson street, Caroline Moore, wife of Mr. T. R. Pengelley, aged 26 years. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to‑day (Saturday) from the family residence.

 

March 5, 1866

 

FRIS - The village of Montrose, Woolwich, C.W., has during the past week been the scene of considerable excitement in consequence of a rumour which unhappily has proved to be well‑founded that an infant child had been murdered by its mother. The facts are as follows: A servant girl living in the employ of Mrs. Hasenllug was suspected by her mistress to be 'enceinte'. She, however, stoutly denied it, and the suspicions of the employer were for a time allayed. On Monday last, however, blood was discovered upon the door of the porch, and spots of blood were traced from thence to the cellar where a petticoat, completely saturated with blood, was found. The servant girl, whose name is Elizabeth Fris, was then taxed with having given birth to a child, and finding it impossible to conceal her shame, she admitted that early in the morning, she had been delivered of a stillborn child.

The coroner was immediately communicated with, and an inquest was held last Tuesday before Dr. Whiting and a respectable jury of which Mr. James Scroggie was foreman. A strict search for the child proved fruitless, and the jury was compelled to adjourn till the following Thursday.

 

HANNA - As the jurymen were leaving the house in which they had assembled on Tuesday, a most melancholy occurrence took place. One of the jury, named Mr. John Hanna, had driven off in his sleigh, and had not proceeded two hundred yards when he was observed to fall suddenly from the seat to the bottom of the vehicle. The horse was stopped, and on the arrival of a doctor, it was discovered that Mr. Hanna was dead. A jury assembled next day, and returned a verdict that he had died from disease of the heart. The melancholy occurrence cast quite a  shade of gloom over the neighbourhood.

 

FRIS - On Thursday, the inquest upon the body of the child of Elizabeth Fris re‑assembled pursuant to adjournment. The child in the meantime had been found buried beneath the floor of the cellar. Ir was a fine healthy‑looking child, and medical testimony clearly proved it had been born alive. There were deep cuts on the left temple and one on the side of the neck, either of which was sufficient to cause death. The wound had been inflicted apparently by an old horse‑shoe which was


found clotted with gore in the porch where the girl was delivered. The girl adhered to her statement that the child had been born dead, but the jury by direction of the coroner returned a verdict that the child was born alive and was killed by its mother.

 

March 8, 1866

 

MCKEE - Died in Glanford, at his residence, on the 6th instant, Samuel McKee, Esq., aged 54 years.

 

MCLAREN - Died at Oak Bank, Hamilton, on the 7th instant, William Patterson McLaren, Esq., aged 56 years.

We deeply regret to notice by the announcement under our obituary heading the death of W. P. McLaren, Esq., one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. McLaren came to Hamilton over a quarter of a century ago when the city was little more than a village and commenced business. He was exceedingly successful, more so than has usually fallen to the lot of man, and when about six years ago he retired from business, he had amassed a most handsome fortune, being probably one of the wealthiest men in Upper Canada. His name is closely identified with the commercial history and progress of the city, and the general esteem in which he was held will cause a feeling of deepest sorrow at the intelligence of his death. We learn that Mr. McLaren had been ailing for some weeks, his sickness causing some anxiety to his friends and friends. Yesterday he was taken more seriously ill, and at about ten o'clock last night, he breathed his last. His family have the heartfelt sympathies of the entire community in their bereavement.

 

DUNLOP - I have just heard of the death of Mr. John Dunlop of Brockville. At that place he was principal of the Grammar School. He was a native of Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but left that seat of learning before taking any higher degree than M.A. It had been the intention of his friends that he should take Holy Orders in the English Church. He felt a difficulty about many circumstances in the church as to its relations with the general population of Ireland. He went to Scotland, was schoolmaster at Oban in the Western Highlands, fulfilled there his useful duties for some years, gave lectures on elocution etc. being such as the local population could understand, but he rising above common subjects by the innate genius which lay within him... He had more ambitious prospects when coming to Canada than were realized. If the achievement of eminence or the acquisition of wealth could have been attained by any sordid action and the way pointed to him to be eminent and wealthy on such a condition, John Dunlop would have voluntarily chosen to remain poor.


But whether or not, his memory to those who knew him is like a jewel. I have known few men during a long and chequered life of whom I could write as much. Yet when the word 'few' is used, I mean that some have been met, some in Canada, and some in this city of Hamilton.

John Dunlop sleeps his last sleep. May I have no worse conclusion than he.

 

March 9, 1866

 

PARSONS - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, John Parsons, aged 32 years, for nearly seven years the honest and faithful servant of Dr. Ridley. The funeral will leave the residence of Dr. Ridley on Friday (this) afternoon at 3½ o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

 

BUTLER - A man named Butler, a labourer, was run over by an engine on the Grand Trunk Railway near the Queen's Wharf, Toronto, yesterday afternoon, and instantly killed.

 

March 10, 1866

 

ROACH (Welland) - On Thursday last, a man named Garrett Roach, a wood chopper, between fifty and sixty years of age, was killed in the swamp by the falling of a tree he had been chopping. When found, the tree was lying across the person of the deceased whose skull had been badly fractured. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

 

March 12, 1866

 

CHIMMO - Died at No. 1, Sandyford Place, on Saturday, the 10th instant, Emeline Gertrude Isabella, eldest daughter of Captain William Chimmo, R.N., aged 4 years.

 

FERRIE - Died in this city, on Sunday morning, the 11th instant, Catherine Ferrie, widow of the late Colin Campbell Ferrie, Esq., aged 54 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, York street, on Tuesday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept of this invitation.

 

March 13, 1866

 

ROACH - A married man, named David Roach, who had only been discharged from jail five days, and who lived in a small shanty near the Ontario Pork Factory (Fearman’s), was found dead in his bed on Monday morning last. An inquest was held on his body yesterday afternoon by Coroner

 

ROSEBRUGH - The first witness called was the wife of the deceased who, upon being sworn, stated in substance as follows: On the previous Wednesday, her husband returned home from jail where he had been for three months, that she noticed he looked pale, and appeared dull. On


Thursday, he seemed sick and remained in bed. During the night he got worse, and she called the neighbours in. On Friday, he wanted to get up and go out, but the neighbours prevented him. She was a poor woman and had no money. She went to the Mayor the following day to get an order for a doctor, but he refused her one. Her husband then got delirious and died early on Monday. He refused to speak to anyone during the last two days.

The above testimony was corroborated by the deceased's son and five or six of the neighbours.

Dr. McIntosh, who made the post mortem, described to the jury minutely the result of the examination, and it was his opinion from the appearance that deceased died of disease of the heart, accelerated by intemperance and irregular habits. The jury returned their verdict to the same effect.

 

March 16, 1866

 

TYE - Died at Hagersville, after a short illness, on the morning of the 10th instant, Lucy Mary, aged 8 years, third daughter of Robert C. Tye, of Clayton Farm.

 

PERRIGRINE - Died in the Township of Beverly, on the 7th of March, David Perrigrine, Sen., aged 57 years.

 

KILGOUR - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Ina Mary, only child of Robert Kilgour, aged eighteen months. The funeral will leave her father's residence on Peel street at 3 p.m. to‑day (Friday). Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.

 

March 20, 1866

 

WATE - A man whose name we understand to be John Wate committed suicide yesterday morning in Toronto by taking laudanum. This is the second time within the present year that the unfortunate man has made an attempt to take away his life. On the former occasion, he was arrested in the act of taking poison and at once confined to his room. Although in comfortable circumstances, he had for the last few months abandoned himself to despondency and oftentimes expressed his desire that he might be freed from the cares of life. An inquest was held on his remains yesterday by Dr. Riddell when a verdict in accordance with the facts was given by the jury.

 

March 21, 1866

 

DEVINE - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Jane Williams, the beloved wife of Felix Devine, of Templehouse, county of Sligo, Ireland.


March 22, 1866

 

GITTENS (Peterborough) - John Gittens, for several years station‑master on the Port Hope and Peterborough Railroad here, died last night suddenly at his residence. He had been ailing for a few days, but was not considered in any danger by his medical attendant.

 

March 23, 1866

 

FRENCH - Died at 32 Queen street, Stirling, Scotland, on the 15th January, Agnes, eldest daughter of the late Captain Williamson, of No 5 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, and relict of Captain Lucias French, formerly of H.M. 67th Regiment. Friends will please kindly accept of this intimation.

 

March 24, 1866

 

SINNOTT - On Tuesday night, while the Rev. Father Sinnott of Adjala, Simcoe County, was riding on horseback in his diocese to visit a sick person, the horse took fright from the lightning, threw the reverend gentleman, and killed him. His body was found on the road Wednesday evening. He was about fifty years of age and was much respected by all who knew him.

 

CRAWFORD - We notice with regret, by the Peterborough papers, the death of Col. Walter Crawford who for the last 35 years has been a resident of that County. Col. Crawford was a true type of an Irish gentleman. He saw some service in the army in his earlier days, and after coming to this country, was appointed Crown Lands Agent for the County of Peterborough, a position which he held until the office was abolished in 1861. He had reached his 86th year, but up to a few years ago wore his age so well that he would hardly have been suspected of having passed his three score years and ten. He has, however, for a year or two been very feeble, and his death was not unlooked for. In his death the county loses another of the links which connect the present generation with the past.

 

March 26, 1866

 

DAGLISH - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Elizabeth Sarah, daughter of John and Jane Daglish aged two months and fifteen days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the family residence, corner of West avenue and Cannon street, to‑day at half past 3 o'clock p.m.

 

NORTON - Died at Peterborough, C.W., on Thursday, March 22nd, Dougald C. Norton, younger brother of Charles Norton, hotel keeper, formerly of Hamilton.


HOFFMAN (St. Catharines) - A German by the name of Peter Hoffman committed suicide this evening by shooting himself through the head with a rifle borrowed from one of our Volunteers for the purpose, as he stated, of shooting a dog. He resided on Welland avenue, and was a cigar‑maker, and worked for Messrs Harris and Burston. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his untimely end.

 

BUTLER (St. Catharines) - Mrs. Butler, a coloured woman, the widow of an old resident of this place, dropped dead in the B.M.E. Church while attending service this afternoon.

 

March 27, 1866

 

CRAIGIE - Died in this city, on Sunday, 25th instant, Mrs. Craigie, widow of the late Dr. Craigie. Funeral will leave her late residence, Augusta street, to‑day, at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

STEVENSON - On Friday, a man named Stevenson, for over twenty years employed as a compositor in the "Globe" office, died and was buried yesterday. The Hon. Mr. Brown attended the funeral in person, and paid off a mortgage of £40 on a house owned by the deceased. This act of generosity of Mr. Brown is worthy of honourable mention.

 

March 28, 1866

 

MITCHELL - Died in San Francisco, on the 23rd ultimo, Mary Isabella, only child of David and Fanny C.Mitchell, aged two years and 10 months.

 

RAYSHAW (Windsor) - A young man named Rayshaw in the employ of the G.W.R. co., was killed here this forenoon by the yard engine. Deceased was standing with his back to the engine and was not noticed before the engine could be stopped. He leaves a wife and four children unprovided for. No blame whatever is attached to the driver of the engine.

 

March 30, 1866

 

BURROWS - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Charles, youngest son of Mr. Thomas Burrows, aged 5 months.

 

MCLEOD - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Mary, the beloved wife of William McLeod, a native of Scotland, aged 52 years, deeply regretted by a sorrowing family. The funeral will leave her late residence, corner of Bay and Wilson streets, on Saturday, the 31st instant, at half past 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


March 31, 1866

 

FORD (Chatham) - We regret to state that the recent thunder storm which occurred in this section of Canada did not pass without producing fatal and deplorable results. On the evening of the night on which the storm raged, Mrs. R. Robinson, wife of a highly respectable farmer residing near Clearville in the Township of Orford, had been from home in company with a Miss Ford and another young woman, attending a meeting. After the meeting, the three returned home and were all about the fireplace, an old‑fashioned one, and while there standing, the lightning came down the chimney and struck Miss Ford, killing her instantly, and injuring Mrs. Robinson and her companion so that their lives were for some time despaired of.

However, Dr. McLaughlin was sent for and at last accounts, both patients were doing remarkably well. A dog that was in the room at the time of the shock was also killed. It was but a year or two since that a sister of the unfortunate young woman mentioned above was caught in a threshing machine and so badly mutilated that she died almost instantaneously.

 

April 2, 1866

 

DUNKE (Berlin) - About ten o'clock on Friday night last, an accident occurred in the neighbourhood of this town by which a woman named Mrs. Dunke lost her life. It appears that Mr. Israel, living near Strasbourg, was attending a protracted meeting held in the German Methodist Church of this place, and when returning home with a load of twelve or fifteen persons in his sleigh, among whom was the woman above referred to, his horses in consequence of another team attempting to pass them became unmanageable and ran off, upsetting the sleigh and all in it on the hard frozen ground.

All except Mrs. Dunke escaped unhurt. The injuries she sustained were such as to preclude all hope of recovery. Besides a dislocated shoulder, a broken arm, and a severe contusion on the temple, she received internal injuries from which she died on the Sunday morning following. From the occurrence of the accident till a short time before her death when she recognized and spoke to her son, she was unconscious.

 

April 3, 1866

 

KINNIAN - We announced in our issue of Friday that an inquest was to be held on the body of a man who had died in the hospital on the previous day. it turned out that he was a person of the name of James Kinnian, brother of Mr. Kinnian who formerly occupied the position of superintendent of the locomotive works of Mr. D. C. Gunn of this city. The medical attendants of


the hospital deemed an inquest unnecessary feeling satisfied the man died a natural death. Coroner McIntosh, on hearing the decision, telegraphed to Mr. Kinnian in Montreal, and it is understood the deceased's remains will be conveyed there for interment by the first train.

 

April 4, 1866

 

HOSWELL - Died in Barton, March 30, at the residence of her son‑in‑law, James Norrie, Mrs. Hoswell, aged 71 years.

 

MOTT (Ottawa) - A boy named William Mott, aged eleven years, was killed in the sash factory this afternoon. He was caught by the leg by a belt, and was swung around three times before the engine could be stopped, and each time his head was dashed against a beam, scattering his brains about. His legs and arms were also smashed. An inquest will be held to‑morrow.

 

April 5, 1866

 

TOVEL - Died at Wellington Garden, Barton, King street east, on Wednesday morning, 4th instant, Ann, the beloved wife of Samuel Tovel, Sen., aged 69 years and 4 months. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Maggie, daughter of John and Margaret McCarthy, aged 14 months. The funeral will leave the residence of her parents on Liberty street to‑day (Thursday), the 5th instant, at half past three o'clock.

 

April 7, 1866

 

BARR - Died in this city, on Friday, the 6th instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. John Barr, grocer, James street north, in the 44th year of her age. The funeral will leave the family residence on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

CRAWFORD (Bothwell) - The body of a man was found early this morning on the railroad track a little west of this station. A coroner's inquest was held this afternoon and returned the following verdict: killed by falling off the cars or struck by them. His name was Crawford, a carpenter, just arrived here yesterday from Toronto.


April 9, 1866

 

MCKAY - A fatal accident occurred on the Great Western Railway on Friday evening about eight o'clock a short distance from the Beamsville station by which conductor McKay, long and favourably known on the road, was unfortunately killed. It appears that a special freight train going west, on arriving at Jordan a few minutes before time, instead of waiting there for twenty minutes as directed, pushed on towards Beamsville, the engine driver hoping to arrive there before the Express train east, due there at 8:20, had left. On arriving near Beamsville station, the two trains came into collision, and Mr. McKay, who on hearing the brake whistle sound, had rushed out or the platform of the car in which he was riding, was crushed to death between it and the next car. His death must have been instantaneous. Several of the passengers were considerably shaken, but none of them severely injured. Both the engines were damaged, and the line was blocked up for several hours. The driver of the freight engine is said to have absconded.

 

April 10, 1866

 

MULHOLLAND - Died in Glanford, on the 7th, Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr. William Mulholland, in the 24th year of her age.

 

ROPER - Died on Wednesday, 21st March, at Deere Park, Lee, Kent, England, Florence Mary Seagood, youngest daughter of Edward and Annie Roper, aged 16 months.

 

KEMPSLER, SMITH - On Friday last, three children, one the son of C.W. Kempsler of this city, and two others, the children of Mr. Smith also of this city, who had recently removed from this city to Bothwell, were out in the woods and partook freely of the deadly nightshade (belladonna). The poison took effect almost immediately, and in a few hours all three children died. Every possible effort was made to save them, but in vain.

 

April 11, 1866

 

DONALDSON - Died in Mount Healy, on Wednesday, the 28th ultimo, after a long and painful illness, John Donaldson, Esq., in his 71st year.

 

April 11, 1866

 

UNNAMED infant - The body of a female child was discovered yesterday in a water closet on the premises occupied by Jane Freeburn on the corner of John and Henry streets. On the body being discovered, the matter was at once reported to the police who, on arriving at the locality, made


enquiries of the tenants adjourning. They were informed that in the latter part of last week, a woman was seen to enter the yard in question with a shawl under which it appeared some object was concealed. Having carefully examined the premises, she entered the place where the child was discovered, and in a few minutes afterwards, came out apparently relieved of her burthen. Dr. Mcintosh, the coroner, soon arrived at the spot when he gave it as his opinion that the child had breathed after birth. The locality in which the body was found is accessible from an alley which enters the back premises of Miss Freeburn and the tenants adjoining. Two persons were arrested last night on suspicion of being connected with the crime, and it is believed that the mother of the infant is at present in the city, but up to the time of our going to press, she has not been taken. The body is at present at the King William Street station where an inquest will be held on the remains at eleven o'clock this morning by Dr. McIntosh.

 

PATTERSON (Bothwell) - A man named Richard Patterson of Tiverton Bridge, Rhode Island, while working in a derrick across the river, was killed. The gearing and pulleys on top of the derrick gave way, striking him on the head, splitting it, which caused death in a very few minutes.

 

UNNAMED infant (Dundas) - On Monday afternoon, the body of a male infant was found in the mill‑dam which adjoins the distillery lately owned by J. M. Kerby, Esq, Greensville, West Flamborough. A medical gentleman was at once called to the locality who gave it as his opinion that the child had been in the water at least ten days. Information was given to the authorities, but up to four o'clock yesterday no clue had been obtained as to the parents of the child or the persons by whom it was thrown into the water.

 

April 13, 1866

 

KENNEY - Died on Thursday, April 12th, Mrs. Ellenor Kenney, widow of the late Aaron Kenney, aged 53 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 1 o'clock from the late residence of the deceased, East Flamborough, of which friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to take notice.

 

LONG - We regret to learn that woman named Mrs. Long, residing on the farm owned by the late Grange Clark, was killed on Tuesday evening in a singular manner. She attempted to draw a pail of water from the well, and by some accident the old‑fashioned and heavy line used for the purpose, fell upon her head, killing her instantly. The unfortunate woman leaves a large family, some five or six children, to lament her loss.


April 14, 1866

 

FILMAN - Died at his residence in Barton, on Thursday, April 12, Jacob Filman, after four days illness, in the 81st year of his age. The funeral will take place on Sunday, the 15th instant, at 2 o'clock, from the family residence , to Barton Church burying ground. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, on the 12th of April, William, son of Mr. William Kavanaugh, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 5 days. The funeral will leave his father's residence, corner of York and Bay streets, on Sunday, the 15th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

 

BOWEN - We regret to announce the death of the Venerable Chief Justice Bowen of the Superior Court for Lower Canada at the advanced age of 85 years and 4 months. For some time past, he has been prevented by age and infirmities from attending to the duties of his office. His death occurred late on Tuesday evening last.

 

TYLER - We learn with regret from the Montreal papers of the death of an old Canadian merchant, Mr. R. S. Tyler, of Montreal, from an attack of diphtheria. His decease took place at the British Coffee House in Cocksparrow street where he always stopped.

 

VALLANCE - A suicide of an extremely ghastly character has been committed in London, Charles Vallance, a man fifty years of age having almost severed his head from his body by means of a rather ingeniously contrived guillotine. The deceased was found lying on his back on a form, his head being nearly cut off by an axe, the handle of which was screwed to a bedpost so that it might be held firm. The bed was drawn close up to a cupboard on the top of which a roller had been placed, and to the end of a rope some four feet long the deceased had tied a large stone about ninety pounds in weight. Having drawn the stone to the top of the door so as to give it a fall of four feet, he had arranged matters so that the stone was placed exactly over the head of the axe. The deceased must have lain down on the form, placed his neck under the edge of the axe, and cut the rope by which the stone was suspended, with a razor.

 

April 16, 1866

 

COOK - A man named Thomas Cook who was discovered in Richardson's stables situated in the rear of the Mechanics Institute last Thursday in a state of helpless intoxication, was sent by the


police to the hospital, his condition not warranting his remaining in the cells. On Saturday night he died in the City Hospital where an inquest will be held by Coroner McIntosh at twelve o'clock.

 

GERRIE - On Tuesday last, while Alexander Gerrie, servant to Mrs. Reid, Woolwich, was returning from the Waterloo fair where he was sent to sell a horse, on crossing the bridge on the Conestogo River which has been in a very bad condition for some time, the horse he was riding shied at a hole in the planking and jumped to one side where the sleepers of the bridge were out of their place, in consequence of which the planks tipped and both man and horse were precipitated into the river which was unfortunately much swollen from the thaw. The accident was observed by a boy about 13 years old who ran into the river to try to reach poor Gerrie with a pole, but was unable to do so from the depth of the water. The horse reached the shore, but Mr. Gerrie was unfortunately drowned. The body had not been found up to Saturday last.

 

April 17, 1866

 

GILLESBY - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, after a short illness, Mr. Archibald Gillesby, formerly of Notter Denton, Cumberland, England, aged 74 years. The funeral will take place from the late residence, Catherine street below Gore street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

April 18, 1866

 

WALKER - Died on Monday last, Philip Walker, Esq., of Trafalgar, in the 81st year of his age. Deceased was one of the earliest settlers in this part of the country, having resided near half a century near Milton. He has had the pleasure of seeing the wilderness cleared away and civilization take the place of barrenness. He was born in North Carolina, 26th October, 1785, and his parents, being loyal subjects of Great Britain, were obliged to leave their home after the Revolution and immigrated to the Niagara District as United Empire Loyalists in 1794. Mr. Walker showed his patriotism by serving in the Militia in the war of 1812 and fought in the glorious battle of Lundy's Lane.

He settled on the farm on which he died in the spring of 1824, and was highly respected in every relation of life. He leaves a widow and numerous descendants to mourn his loss. He was always a constant member of the Episcopal Church, and his end was peace.


April 19, 1866

 

WEBSTER - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 18th April, Helen, daughter of the late Mr. James Webster, aged 27 years. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to‑morrow (Friday), 20th instant, to which friends and acquaintances are invited without further notice.

 

YOUNG - Died in this city, on the 17th instant Maggie, daughter of Mr. Hugh Young. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, King street west, on Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

 

UNNAMED nun - A lady inmate of the Convent in this city was buried yesterday at the Roman Catholic cemetery. About 80 of the pupils of St. Mary's school attended, also several of the sisters. The ceremony was a most impressive one.

 

April 23, 1866

 

TENANT - Died in this city, of disease of the heart, Mary Ann Tenant, aged 25 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Catherine street, between Catherine and Walnut , at 2 o'clock this afternoon to the place of interment, Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

STOCK - Died at East Flamborough, of diphtheria, Agnes Telford, youngest daughter of Thomas Stock, Esq., aged 7 years and 1 month. The funeral will leave the family residence this Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

STUART - The body of a male child, aged 8 months, was discovered dead in a house in John street, last Saturday. It appears that the child was in perfect health and as usual put to bed with its mother on Friday night, and the following morning it was found dead. The neighbours having applied to the coroner, an inquest will be held on its remains this morning by Dr. McIntosh at 10 o'clock. The name of the child is Stuart.

 

April 24, 1866

 

MCKENNA - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Robert, only son of Mr. John A. P. McKenna, aged 8 months, of disease of the lungs.

 

LEEMING - Died at Dundas, on Sunday night, the 22nd instant, Susannah, wife of the Rev. Ralph Leeming, aged 64 years. Friends are requested to attend the funeral to‑day at 11 o'clock a.m., to St. John's Church, Ancaster, without further notice.


 

ROBINSON - Died at Beverly, on the 12th instant, Mrs. Frances, the beloved wife of Mr. John Robinson, in the 33rd year of her age.

 

April 27, 1866

 

HARRIS - Died at Caledonia, on the 25th instant, Jonathan Harris, formerly of Mount Mellick, Queen's County, Ireland, in the 83rd year of his age.

 

ALLEN - Died at Dundas, on the 23rd instant, John, eldest son of William Allen, contractor of this city, aged 15 years and 4 months.

 

MCTAGGART - Last week, a young man named McTaggart, employed in the steam sawmill at Francistown, having occasion to make some repairs on the belt, by some means or other was caught, drawn in, and spun round and round, torn limb from limb, and the life knocked out of him in a moment. This is the second fatal accident at this mill.

 

April 28, 1866

 

LAND - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude, Robert A. Land, Esq., aged 54 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from his late residence, John street, to the place of interment, on Sunday, the 29th Instant, at 3 o'clock.

 

LAROCE (Quebec) - Yesterday afternoon, a woman named Laroce was accidentally killed by the fall of a chimney standing in rear of the burned building, corner of Richilieu and St. Augustin streets. The house in question, well‑known in former years as St. Armand's tavern, was last occupied by one Dorval, and on the 31st of December last was destroyed by fire. The chimney, however, was allowed to stand although it presented a very threatening appearance. Yesterday afternoon it gave way before the strong wind, and the unfortunate female who happened to be passing at the time was buried beneath the ruins. Death must have been instantaneous.

 

HYDE - An old resident of the Township of Glanford, Mr. Job Loder Hyde, residing about 6 miles from this city, yesterday morning whilst labouring under aberration of mind, committed suicide by discharging a double‑barrelled gun, the contents of which penetrated the brain, causing instantaneous death. The first person who discovered the body was his mother‑in‑law who lives in the same house with him. He was breathing at the time, lying on the floor, part of his brain


 protruding through the skull and his head surrounded by the blood which oozed from the wound. Although medical assistance was at once sent for the unfortunate man died in a few minutes. An inquest was held on the remains yesterday at two o'clock. Several witnesses were‑examined amongst whom was the deceased's son, his mother‑in‑law, and two neighbours in the vicinity. From the evidence, it appeared that the deceased, during the last two years, although in good circumstances, expressed a fear that he would be a pauper, that for two weeks together, he had been subject to fits of melancholy, and always appeared to despair of future happiness, but he had never given any hint that he meditated suicide. His general conduct during the last six months has shown that he was continually in a state of despondency. Drs. Rosebrugh and Smith, having made an examination of the body, testified that his death was caused by wounds received on the head by the discharge of a fowling‑piece. The jury having been charged by the coroner rendered the following verdict: That the deceased, Job Loder Hyde, came to his death from the effects of a gunshot would inflicted by his own hand whilst labouring under a fit of temporary insanity. (Mr. Hyde was 47 years old, and was buried in Bowman cemetery, Ancaster)

 

May 1, 1866

 

CLANCEY - An inquiry was held at 11 o'clock yesterday at the King William Street station before Dr. Rosebrugh, coroner, respecting the death of John Clancey whose sudden death was noticed in yesterday's "Spectator". It appeared from the evidence that the deceased, for the last two years, had been suffering from consumption, and only lately left Toronto hospital. In accordance with the testimony, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by loss of blood from the rupture of a blood vessel, he being at the time suffering from consumption.

 

May 2, 1866

 

ROSS - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Almira, the beloved wife of James W. Ross, eldest daughter of Benjamin Ward of the city of Toronto, Friends and acquaintances will please attend the funeral without further notice on Thursday afternoon at half past 4 o'clock, from the residence of her uncle, corner of Vine and Bay streets.

 

May 4, 1866

 

WALSH - In yesterday morning's "Spectator" we mentioned the fact of five children having drifted out into the lake in a small scow and the consequent excitement which prevailed


among the friends and neighbours of the missing little ones. We have now received additional information connected with the sad affair, and regret to say that three out of the five children have perished. It appears that the children belonged to Mr. Thomas Walsh who resides about two miles east of Oakville, and were aged respectively 15, 13, 10, 5, and 3 years, two of them being boys and three of them girls.

On Wednesday morning, the party entered a small scow, and the boys commenced to paddle her along with poles, keeping close to shore and in calm unruffled water. Their laughter and shouts of childish glee were heard by several persons as they floated merrily along without thought of danger. But unfortunately their innocent mirth was soon brought to an untimely end. In rounding a point of land, a sudden gust of wind blew their frail bark out into deeper water out of the depth of their poles. Of course, they were unable to bring the boat in again.

There were no oars on board, and if there had been it does not appear that any of the children knew how to use them. The wind blew strong from off the shore; the boat drifted further and further away from land until it passed altogether from out of sight and hearing. Our readers will remember that Wednesday was an extremely windy day, and the lake was very rough in consequence.

The knowledge of the mishap caused very much excitement in Oakville, and soon crowds of people were attracted to the beach, and many eyes gazed anxiously towards the horizon, but nothing could be seen of the vessel in which the poor little wanderers had drifted from home and parents. No time was lost, however, in instituting a vessel, and soon Captain Murray with a boat's crew from the vessel "Mary Grove", and Mr. Robert Melbourne started in search of the missing ones. The search was prosecuted by them for hours without success. Nothing could be seen of its precious freight.

Meanwhile the schooner "Corsica" of Oswego, commanded by Captain Faulkner and bound down the lake, discovered the scow keel uppermost. The schooner immediately bore up to it and on reaching it, found two boys on top of it alive, and one of their little sisters lying between them, dead. She had perished from the combined effects of cold, exhaustion, and affright, and the other two girls has been washed overboard when the scow capsized, and were entombed beneath the waters of Lake Ontario.

Captain Faulkner on ascertaining from the two boys where they resided, immediately made for Oakville, and restored them to their agonized mother. The poignant anguish of the poor woman on finding herself thus suddenly deprived of her three daughters may perhaps be imagined, but certainly cannot be described.

This sad occurrence has cast a gloom over the whole neighbourhood. Seldom have we had the unpleasant duty of recording so truly distressing an event.


May 5, 1866

 

ROGERS - Died of consumption, May 4th, Mary Anne, the beloved wife of Mr. Edward Rogers, aged 25 years. Funeral to leave the residence of her mother, Mrs. Evans, Little Market street, at three o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

May 7, 1866

 

FLETCHER, RAILING - A fatal and most lamentable accident occurred last Sunday afternoon on the farm of George Davis, Esq., in the Township of Essa. From the particulars furnished us, it seems that two young man, Thomas Fletcher and Philip Connor, together with two young women, Susan Railing and cousin of hers whose name we did not learn embarked in a tiny and somewhat rickety skiff on a pond of about an acre in extent and some eight or ten feet in the deepest part. When about the centre, the boat began to sink rapidly and its occupants were left floating in the water. Fletcher, who was about 17 years of age, being an expert swimmer, sought to save the young women, but they clung to him, and not only rendered his efforts abortive, but succeeded in dragging him down with them when all three were drowned though only four rods from the shore. Mr. Davis who witnessed the deplorable catastrophe succeeded in wading out sufficiently far to reach Connor a fence rail and thus saved him from the fate of his unfortunate companions. Miss Railing was about 20 years of age and the other young lady about 18. Dr. Norris of Cookstown held an inquest on the bodies, and a verdict in accordance with the foregoing circumstances was rendered.

 

May 8, 1866

 

BRENNAN - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, the Rev. James Brennan, in great peace, of pleura‑pneumonia, aged 54 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 9th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

RILEY - Died in Dundas, on Sunday morning, May 6, Maggie, the beloved wife of P. B. Riley, aged 26 years. Friends and acquaintances will please attend the funeral without further notice on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

 

DUMAN - We learn from the London "Free Press" that a fatal accident occurred at Belmont on Friday last. A little girl, aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. Simon Duman, carriage maker, was playing in the street when her clothes caught fire from a lot of rubbish that was burning, and before the


 flames could be extinguished, she was so terribly burned that the poor little sufferer died in a few hours.

 

May 10, 1866

 

EAGLESTON - A young farmer named Archibald Eagleston of the Township of Cavan committed suicide on the morning of Sunday, the 29th ultimo, by hanging himself in his hayloft. He had been in a low desponding state of mind since the death of his wife about a year ago. He has attended to no business since then, but went around as one lost.

 

May 12, 1866

 

WAUGH - Died at Wellington Square, on the 11th instant, Alexander Armour, second son of Mr. Thomas J. Waugh, telegraph superintendent, G.W.R., aged six months. The funeral will leave the residence of John Blackburn, Esq., Park street, Hamilton, on Sunday at 3 p.m., Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

RUTHERFORD - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, George Lumsden, infant son of Mr. George Rutherford, aged eleven months. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to‑day from his father's residence, West avenue. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.

 

May 14, 1866

 

MACKENZIE - Died in this city, on Friday, the 11th instant, Rossina Pryse, youngest daughter of Mr. A. I. Mackenzie, aged one year and four months. The funeral will take place to‑day at 11 a.m. from Park street.

 

May 15, 1866

 

CRAIG - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 13th instant, Robert Craig, late of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

HUTTON - At an early hour on Thursday morning, the remains of a man were found on the crossing of the Grant Trunk Railway near Kingston Mills in a frightfully mutilated condition. The man, whose name was John Hutton and belonged to Pittsburgh, had been run over by the cars during the night, severing the trunk completely in two, the heart and intestines being found some distance from the spot of the accident. A Kingston telegram says: The deceased had been in the city yesterday and was evidently on his way home when the dreadful accident occurred as he lived a few miles in a westerly direction from where he met with his untimely death.


May 16, 1866

 

DICK - Thomas Dick, lock‑master at Bobcaygeon, was drowned the other day by the upsetting of a canoe in which he and an Indian of the name of Franklin were going from Bobcaygeon towards Fenelon Falls in Sturgeon Lake.

 

May 18, 1866

 

UNNAMED man - An inquest was held at one o'clock at the King William Street station by Coroner McIntosh on the body of a coloured man who died suddenly between three and four o'clock on Thursday morning under circumstances of a suspicious character. The jury having been sworn, the coroner addressed them, stating that it had been prevalently rumoured through the neighbourhood that the deceased had come to his death from harsh treatment received from his wife whom he had not lived with during the last six years, and just previous to his death he had expressed his opinion to several parties that his wife's conduct was the cause of his death. It would, however, be their duty to listen to the evidence and judge from the nature of the medical and other proof which would be brought before them whether the deceased died from the effect of the bodily injuries received, or not.

Eleven witnesses were examined who proved that the deceased had been much addicted to drinking and on different occasions blamed his wife for having maimed him. Dr. Rosebrugh made a post mortem examination of the body and deposed that there were no signs of external contusions. Neither did the appearance of the body indicate that such had been received. The right lung was in a very bad state of disease. The liver of the deceased showed that he had been a hard drinker, being nearly double the usual size and known in medical parlance as a "drunkard's liver". The jury, having consulted a short time, returned the following verdict: That the deceased died in the house of Eliza Dangerfield on the morning of the 17th instant of disease of the lungs, and that death was produced from natural causes accelerated by habits of dissipation.

 

May 19, 1866

 

AYRES - We regret to announce the death of M. B. Ayres, Esq., warden of the county of Middlesex.

 

May 21, 1866

 

MCLAUGHLIN (Toronto) - A Mrs. McLaughlin died suddenly last night in a hotel in Stanley street. A coroner's Inquest was held, and a verdict of "died from intemperance" returned.

 

DORAN (Toronto) - A little boy named Doran who was recently accidentally shot in the side by a


Volunteer with blank cartridges died in the hospital last evening. An inquest was held on the body to‑day. A piece of cloth was found in the wound and a hole in the stomach which caused inflammation of the intestines. The investigation was adjourned. It is impossible to find out whose shot injured the deceased.

 

May 22, 1866

 

JONAS - Died at Jersey City, U.S., on the morning of the 19th May, Mr. William Jonas, formerly of Hamilton, C.W. aged 46 years. Funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to‑day from the G.W.R. depot to the Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

May 23, 1866

 

GUNN - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, at 11:30 o'clock p.m., Mary Urquhart, relict of the late John Gunn, formerly of Inverness, Scotland, aged 67. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 24th instant, at 9 o'clock a.m. from the residence of George Worthington, Esq., Maiden Lane. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

May 24, 1866

 

FISHER - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, after a short and painful illness, James Fisher, Esq., formerly of Montreal, in his 57th year. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Bowery street, on Saturday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.

 

RICHMOND (Bothwell) - The body of W. H. Richmond, news‑dealer in this place, was found on the railroad track a short distance west of the station cut up in a shocking manner. From the evidence taken at the coroner's Jury, they brought in a verdict of : Supposed to be shot and thrown on the track by some person or persons unknown.

 

May 25, 1866

 

SUMMERFIELD - At Halifax, Nova Scotia, suddenly, on Monday morning, 14th instant, of disease of the heart, Adeline, beloved wife of Simeon Summerfield, sapper in Her Majesty's Royal Engineers, aged 36 years.

 

ARMSTRONG, BOGUE (Galt) - As a party was firing a salute to‑day, on ramming home the third round, the cannon, an old Russian piece, went off, killing immediately two men named Armstrong


and Bogue, frightfully mutilating their bodies. Their arms were blown to a great distance. Several others were injured from the splinters of the ramrod.

 

May 26, 1866

 

WARDS (Oakville) - A little girl, three years of age, daughter of William Wards, was drowned in the river this afternoon. The body has been recovered and an inquest will be held this evening.

 

May 28, 1866

 

COWING - Died on Saturday morning, the 26th instant, William Cowing, second son of the late Matthew Cowing, High Morly, Hayden Bridge, Northumberland, Esq., aged 33 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of William Muir, Esq., park street, Hamilton, on Tuesday afternoon, 29th instant, at 4 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend,

 

MUIR - Died at St. Catharines, suddenly, on Saturday afternoon, the 26th instant, at the age of 63 years, Margaret Parker Howie, the beloved wife of William Muir, Esq., of Hamilton, and late of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Park street, on Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.

 

May 30, 1866

 

CARMODY - The body of a man named Patrick Carmody was found floating about a mile below the locks on the Otonabee a few days ago. It had been in the water about five months. An inquest was held and a verdict in accordance with the facts returned.

 

REYNOLDS - A little boy, two years of age, son of Mr. J. Reynolds, an engine driver residing at London C.W., fell into a water tunnel on Monday last and was drowned.

 

LUNDY - Yesterday a young man named Lundy was killed by the express train on the Northern Railway whilst crossing the track with a team of horses at Newmarket. The horses escaped.

 

June 4, 1866

 

SCOTT - Died on Sunday morning, the 3rd instant, very suddenly, Samuel Scott, Sen., a native of Dumfries‑shire, Scotland, in his 69th year. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 5th, at 3 p.m. from Main street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


June 5, 1866

 

DRYSDALE - Died at the residence of D. Fraser, Esq., at Goderich, C.W., on the 31st ultimo, Catherine Helen, wife of Mr. Alexander Drysdale, of this city, aged 62 years.

 

CARPENTER - Died on the 4th instant, Alexander Carpenter, Esq., in the 60th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 6th instant, at 4 o'clock p.m., from his residence, Upper John street. Friends are invited to attend.

 

MEWBURN - Among the killed at the Battle of Ridgeway was Mr. John H. Mewburn of the University Rifles, a nephew of Mr. J. C. Mewburn of this city. His body was taken to Stamford where his family reside, and the funeral will take place on Wednesday next between two and three o'clock.

 

WOLF - An inquest was held on the 26th of May by Coroner Koetech of Preston on the body of a young man named Adolf Wolf, aged 24 years, who was found dead in his bed on the morning of that day. It would appear that the young man had been in the employment of Mr. George Clemens, near Preston, and from the evidence adduced, had been to Hespeler and Preston for two days previous, celebrating the 24th. Early in the morning of the 26th, he came to the residence of Mr. Clemens and retired to bed along with a son of Mr. Clemens. Mr. Clemens did not observe anything particular about the deceased further than that he seemed somewhat excited, but as he had been at a dance at Preston, nothing was thought of this. On awakening, young Clemens was horrified to find him stiff and cold beside him ‑ a corpse. It was surmised that deceased had been poisoned, but upon a post mortem examination, it was found that he had died of apoplexy, caused by congestion of the brain, and a verdict was rendered to that effect.

 

June 6, 1866

 

SEWELL - We regret to learn the death of Sheriff Sewell of Quebec. He died of an apoplectic fit on Friday night.

 

MACKENZIE - We deeply regret to announce the death at his residence in Sarnia, after a long and painful illness, of Mr. Hope F. Mackenzie, member for North Oxford. Our minds are so much occupied by the passing events to‑day that we cannot say what we would wish of our deceased friend. Sufficient for the present to say that Canada has lost in Mr, Hope Mackenzie a valuable citizen, and the Reform party one of its ablest and most upright representatives.


June 7, 1866

 

EVANS - During the excitement incident to the arrest of the Fenian at Port Credit on Tuesday night, a trackman of the Great Western Railway named William Evans, an elderly man who had been in delicate health for some time, fell dead. The cause of his death was disease of the heart.

 

SPRINGSTEAD - An accident of a most painful character occurred on Tuesday last a little below Tapleytown at a steam shingle factory belonging to Mr.(Isaac) Springstead. Mrs. (Mariah nee Soules) Springstead was helping her husband in the factory when the machinery caught her dress and pulled her under the circular saw, severing her body almost in two just at the hips. The poor woman lived about an hour, when death put an end to her terrible suffering. Mrs. Springstead was a daughter of Mr. Jeremiah Soules.

 

June 8, 1866

 

MEWBURN - Killed at the Battle of Ridgeway on the 2nd June, 1866, while fighting on behalf of his Queen and Country, Corporal John Herman Mewburn of the University Rifles, Queen's Own Battalion, only son of Harrison C. Mewburn, Esq., and grandson of the late doctor, John Mewburn, Darby House, Stamford, C.W., aged 21 years.

 

SMITH - Died on the 4th instant, Noble Smith, father‑in‑law of Asa Choate, Esq., Glanford, aged 71 years.

 

June 9, 1866

 

THOMSON - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Frances Emma, infant daughter of Charles E. Thomson, Esq., aged 8 months and 7 days. The funeral will leave the family residence, King street west, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

June 11, 1866

 

YEILDING - Died in this city, on the 9th of June, 1866, James Royce Yeilding, Esq., formerly of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.

 

CROUTER - A despatch from Brighton, C.W., says: An old farmer named Peter Crouter hanged himself this morning. The reason assigned is fear of the Fenians, verifying in his case that they kill in more ways than one.

 

TRILLER - On the afternoon of Thursday last, Philip Triller, Esq., of Trafalgar, one of the oldest


settlers in that part of the country, and brother of John Triller, Esq., of Wellington Square, met with an accident which terminated fatally. Mr. Triller was on his way to Smithville to celebrate his 80th birthday with one of his daughters, and while passing through Wellington Square, his horse shied at some obstruction lying on a bridge which crosses a small creek at the west end of the village. He was thrown out of his buggy into creek, and the horse fell upon him. Dr. Bullen was immediately in attendance, but he had sustained so severe internal injuries that he died on Friday evening at his brother's residence to which he had been conveyed after the accident.

 

June 12, 1866

 

LOCKEY, MATTHEWSON - Two others heroes of the Queen's Own, wounded at Ridgeway,

Sergeant Matthewson and Private Lockey died to‑day. The former, who was wounded in the knee and had his leg amputated, died at St. Catharines, and the latter, who was wounded in the mouth, the ball having entered his head, died in this city. They will be buried with military honours perhaps to‑morrow. Lockey was married. The deaths are greatly lamented. The body of the former arrived here this afternoon. (Toronto)

 

BRIDGMAN - We regret to learn that while four lads, none of them over eleven years of age, were bathing in the Twenty Mile creek near Smithville on Friday last, one of them, John Bridgman, son of Mr. Andrew Bridgman, ventured beyond his depth and was drowned. He was a promising lad of about 10 year of age. An inquest was held on the body by Coroner Brant, and a verdict of "accidentally drowned" returned.

 

June 13, 1866

 

DIGBY - Died at his residence, on the evening of the 12th instant, Dr. Alfred Digby, aged 68 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Friday, the 15th instant at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

June 14, 1866

 

CARRUTHERS - Died at the residence of Mr. Scott, Esquesing, on the 8th of June, Mr. John Carruthers, of Langholm, Scotland, and late of Hamilton, aged 82 years.

 

HUDON - A fatal accident occurred on the Bay yesterday. It appears that a young woman named Elizabeth Hudon, residing at Rock Bay,, together with a lad named James Chisholm and another young man, were taking a sail in a small boat. When about halfway between Rock Bay and the


Railway wharf, a severe storm came on, and striking the vessel, capsized her in a moment. The young woman was drowned, but her two companions, with some difficulty being rescued. The body has not as yet been recovered.

 

June 15, 1866

 

KENT - A man named Thomas Kent, formerly a tavern keeper in Dundas, yesterday afternoon, while assisting in discharging a load of coal from a schooner in the Desjardins Canal wharf, accidentally fell into the hold of the vessel, a depth of about 14 feet, thereby fracturing his skull. Death ensued within fifteen minutes. Although medical attendance was at once summoned to the spot, the remedy was unavailing, as Kent expired a few minutes before the doctor arrived there.

 

June 16, 1866

 

DEARLOVE (Windsor) - A fatal accident occurred here to‑day. John Dearlove, bugler of the Stratford Company, about 11 o'clock this morning, was accidentally shot by a revolver which he was carrying in his pocket. While in the act of brushing dust from his clothes, the revolver went off, the ball passing through his hand and entering his body above the hip. The ball is not found as yet. Doctors pronounced his case hopeless.

 

POTTER (Toronto) - An inquest was held to‑day on the body of Thomas Potter, found floating in the bay yesterday. It seems that he fell off the steamer "City of Toronto" a week ago last Sunday while labouring under the influence of liquor. Deceased was 46 years of age, and a native of Scarborough. Verdict: Found drowned.

 

June 19, 1866

 

LATTIMORE - Yesterday morning, a man named John Lattimore was killed on the Dundurn common in this city by his horse backing over a bridge and falling on him. An inquest was held at 4 o'clock p.m. before Dr. Rosebrugh, Coroner, when the following facts were elicited: That the deceased had returned from work in the forenoon about ten o'clock. He was first seen by a woman who discovered him lying under the horse. She gave the alarm, and some neighbours lifted the horse off, but unfortunately the man was dead. The verdict was in accordance with these, facts.

 

June 21, 1866

 

MCDONALD - On Sunday evening last, a street quarrel occurred between two old and well‑known residents of Dundas named Cummings and McDonald which resulted in very severe


consequences to both. It appears that Cummings, who was slightly inebriated, seized McDonald by the arms and kicked him so severely in the abdomen that he died from the injuries on Tuesday. An inquest was held the same day, and the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against Cummings. At the inquest it was stated that Cummings appeared exceedingly sorry for the affair and had wept bitterly. Another sad warning to the evil effects of intoxicating liquors.

 

June 23, 1866

 

LEES - Died at New Hall, near Oakville, on the 22nd instant, Agnes, youngest child of George Lees, Jr.

 

DARTNALL - Died at Yercaud, Shevaroy hills, on Saturday, the 5th of May, Bella, eldest daughter of George Dartnall, Esq., of Madras, late of this city.

 

LIMBERT - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. before Dr. McIntosh, coroner, on the body of Mary Limbert, the woman to whom we referred in our Police Intelligence yesterday as having been retained in custody in order that information might be communicated to her husband in Toronto as to her whereabouts, and who had been found dead in the cell in which she was confined in the King William station yesterday morning at 7 o'clock. The deceased was respectably dressed and showed unmistakable symptoms of insanity prior to her decease. By recommendation of the Police Magistrate, a pass was procured from the Mayor to convey her to Toronto on Thursday, but the Railway officials objected to taking the unfortunate woman unless some person accompanied her, and she was accordingly brought back to the station for the purpose of confinement till the following morning when it was arranged that one of the constables should accompany her to her home which she had stated was 143 Adelaide street, Toronto. However in the morning when Constable Stewart proceeded to the station with the intention of making arrangements for their journey, he was surprised on being informed that the unfortunate woman was dead. During the period she was in custody, she determinedly refused any food or nourishment whatever. It appeared from the evidence of the constable at the inquest that deceased had stated that she had quarreled with her husband which was the cause of her separation; that she seemed to be in a state of mental derangement and had taken a fit on Maria street; had been conveyed to the station, not as a prisoner, but merely as a lodger till her husband could be communicated with; that she had left the station and had been afterward arrested for vagrancy; that she had been tried for such on Thursday, and seemed to be out of her mind during the examination at the close of which


His Worship ordered her to be taker care of till her husband could be informed of her whereabouts; that her cell had been visited every half hour during the night previous to her death by the constable on office duty at each of which visits she appeared to be very much diseased in her mind, repeatedly taking dirt from the floor of her cell and throwing it over her person; that when left in the large apartment of the cells, she had broken the water pipe and attempted other damage to property which rendered it necessary to have her removed to a separate apartment; and that she had persistently refused to take any nourishment whatsoever during the term of her imprisonment.

John Smith, a prisoner who had been confined in an adjoining cell, stated that she had asked for lager beer often through the night; that he had given her water three times, also bread which she did not eat but had given it to her little dog; that she would come to the door of her cell and scream, step backward two or three paces and fall on her back; this continued, he states, through the greater portion of the night, when about 7 o'clock in the morning she lay down and he expected she was asleep, but it was the sleep of death for when the constable came in a few minutes after 7, he found that she had expired.

J. W. Rosebrugh, M.D., testified that he had examined the body and found no evidence; that she had received violence, and expressed his opinion that the woman should have had medical attendance, and that the hospital would have been a more appropriate place for her that the cells. He entertained a belief that the deceased came to her death by exhaustion as he had learned himself that she was three days and rights without partaking of nourishment.

Other witnesses acquainted with her, were examined, who stated that she was in the habit of drinking latterly which was the cause of her disagreement with, and separation from, her husband.

The jury returned the following verdict: That the said Mary Limbert died in the cells of the Police Station No, 1 on the morning of the 22nd June, 1866, about 7 o'clock, and that death was caused by excessive exhaustion produced by want of nourishment and proper medical care.

The jury also desired to express to the coroner their decided disapproval of the manner of placing all cases, without discrimination, in the cells, which they believe accelerated the death of the deceased, believing that had she been sent to the hospital and obtained proper medical attendance, this case would not have been brought before a coroner's jury, and also requested the coroner to lay the matter before the proper authorities.

 

June 27, 1866

 

SHARP - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, of sunstroke, James Sharp, carpenter, aged 43 years.


The funeral will leave his late residence, Ray street, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 5 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

 

JACKSON - Yesterday morning, about 5 o'clock, the body of a young man was found in the water close to the shore on the bay side, by two men named James Watson and Patrick Crumbly, who were on their way to work. Information was at once communicated to the authorities here, and Dr. McIntosh, coroner, proceeded to the place in the afternoon for the purpose of holding an inquest on the body, accompanied by Constables Cox and Rousseaux. None of the witnesses who were examined at the inquest identified the unfortunate youth. The clothes which was found on the body were a pair of drab tweed pants with blue striped; with light coloured braces; a woollen shirt with black checks; black corded short coat with one side pocket; laced boots with glazed toe caps; and gray woollen socks. There were no marks on the cloth and nothing in the pockets except a float used in fishing. The hair of the deceased was a reddish brown. He was apparently about 18 years of age and a little over 5 feet in stature. The body not having been identified, the inquest was adjourned until Monday next at which time it is hoped some intelligence may be elicited as to the identity of the deceased and the unhappy circumstances attendant on his untimely death.

 

June 28, 1866

 

JACKSON - The body of the young man found on the beach on Monday had been identified as the body of John Jackson in reference to whose disappearance an advertisement appeared in yesterday's "Spectator". Two lads, Charles Pierce and John Batty, about 13 years of age, were arrested yesterday afternoon. They stated that on the afternoon of the 19th, they had been with deceased in a boat, but they came on shore on the arrival of the train with the 13th Battalion from Port Colborne. Jackson had returned to fish and was last seen later in the evening on a raft near the canal. The boys were released almost immediately. The body of Jackson was disinterred and brought home yesterday evening, and was followed by a very large concourse of people to the cemetery about 7 o'clock. He was an only son, and his parents have the sympathies of their friends and neighbours in their sad bereavement.

 

June 29, 1866

 

MCCONNELL - One of the oldest and most enterprising lumbermen on the Ottawa, Rinaldo McConnell, was accidentally drowned a few days ago in the Mattawa river.


July 2, 1866

 

NEW - Died at his residence, Main street west, on the 1st July, Mr. Daniel New, aged 52 years and 4 months. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at half past 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

MORRISON - At half past one o'clock yesterday afternoon, the members of the No. 3 Company, together with a large body of the other men of the 13th Battalion , mustered in the drill shed for the purpose of proceeding from thence to attend the funeral obsequies of their deceased comrade, James Morrison, whose demise took place on Saturday morning. Poor Morrison is so far the only member of the 13th who has fallen a victim of the affair at Ridgeway. He was a respectable young man, 17 years of age, and the only son of a widowed mother. His death took place at the residence of Mr. Job Midwinter on the corner of Barton and John streets in this city at whose place he had boarded for some time while in the employ of Mr. Beckett, his remains having been subsequently brought to his mother's at Wellington Square.

Pursuant to arrangement, the battalion under command of Major Skinner, at two o'clock marched to the wharf, headed by the Victoria Cornet Band and a firing party of twelve men under orders of Sergeant McKenzie. The steamer "Argyle" conveyed the party to the place of interment. A large number of citizens were at the wharf at the departure of the vessel, and not a few were disappointed at being unable to obtain accommodation. The "Argyle" arrived at the Square about half past three o'clock. On the wharf were a large number of people who fell in and accompanied the Volunteers to the residence of the deceased's mother. The pallbearers were selected from the Company to which the deceased belonged and bore the coffin on their shoulders. The order of the funeral cortege was: first, the Rev. Dr. Green; next, the firing party; then the Cornet Band; followed by a cab containing the mother and four sisters of the deceased; and Messrs John Waldie, Andrew Chisholm, William Kearns, and James Menzies. Next came the entire body of Volunteers, No. 3 Company in advance, carrying the coffin.

On the march to the cemetery, the band played some very solemn impressive airs, among which the Cicilian (Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia) and Portuguese hymns. Arriving at the gate of the burial ground, the firing party halted and facing inwards, the procession passed through after which they closed up the rear. The coffin was brought into the church which was crowded, and the services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Green who read the first chapter of Corinthians after which the choir sang a most beautiful and affecting anthem entitled "Weep not for a Brother deceased". The Reverend gentleman said that the decease of the young man must be traced as the results of the hardships and trials he endured in going to meet the foe, and it might justly be said that he died for


 his country. He imparted some excellent advice to the Volunteers, and said that if there were any persons who should keep death constantly before their eyes, it was those who had but a moment's warning to turn out and defend their homes and country. He hoped that God in his mercy would keep the land in peace but he had no doubt if at any future time occasion should require the services of our Volunteers, they would spring to arms with the same alacrity as characterized them recently. The coffin was then borne from the church, followed by the mourners and firing party who on its being lowered into the grave, fired three volleys between each of which the bugles sounded the general salute. The grave was covered. The Volunteers marched to the boat, leaving the wharf about six o'clock and arriving in this city about half past seven o' c1ock.

 

July 3, 1866

 

IRWIN - Died at Dunkirk N.Y., on the 27th ultimo, Dr. C. F. Irwin, aged 43 years.

 

RUTHVEN - Died at Grimsby, on Friday night, 29th ultimo, James Ruthven, second son of Mr. James Ruthven, aged 20 years.

 

July 4, 1866

 

ASKIN - Died at Windsor, Saturday evening, 30th June, at the residence of his father, after a long and painful illness, Mr. David Askin, aged 42 years.

 

FEELY - Died at the residence of his son at Waterdown, on Tuesday, the 3rd instant, Daniel Feely, Esq., late of Parsontown, King's County, Ireland, aged 68 years.

 

July 5, 1866

 

SWAN (Bothwell) - A terrible explosion occurred here about four o'clock this afternoon at the Niagara City well on the Pepper farm. The boiler of the engine blew up, killing the superintendent, George Swan, and dangerously wounding another man named James Simpson. Swan's body was torn into fragments and scattered all over. There is some hope of Simpson's recovery. Everything belonging to the well is a total wreck.

 

July 9, 1866

 

GIBBS - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Mr. John F. Gibbs, in the 46th year of his age. The funeral will leave the family residence, Caroline street, between Napier and York streets on Tuesday, 10th instant at 3 p.m.


July 11, 1866

 

DORITTY - Drowned in the Niagara River, on Friday, the 6th instant, Charles W. T. Doritty, youngest son of Mr. Thomas Doritty, of that town, aged 16 years.

On Friday morning last, a young man named Charles W. F. Doritty, resident of Niagara, son of Mr. Thomas Doritty, an old inhabitant of that town, went, as was his custom, to fish in the Niagara river, and on proceeding to examine his lines which had been set the night previous, found that they had disappeared. Being an excellent swimmer, he undressed and proceeded into the water to endeavour to find the lost lines, by means of grappling irons, the cord attached to which was suspended from his wrists. He had only proceeded about 50 yards from the shore when it is supposed the grappling irons became entangled in his legs, or the weight of the irons drew him down. At all events, he sank, and melancholy to relate, was drowned. His body was found on the following day. Deceased was an estimable young man, and his lamentable end has caused a profound feeling of regret in the neighbourhood.

 

July 12, 1866

 

THOMPSON - Died at Hamilton, on the 9th instant, Mr. William Henry Thompson, son of Mr. William Thompson, Nova Scotia, aged 39 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Bay street, this (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

It is our melancholy duty to‑day to chronicle the death of Mr. William Thompson, an old and respected citizen residing on Bay street. It appears that on Monday morning, the deceased arose from his bed at 7 a.m. in good health and excellent spirits, went into the city on business, and returned at half past ten o'clock. On going downstairs into the kitchen, he was seized with an attack of apoplexy and fell to the bottom. His wife, who was upstairs at the time, immediately hastened to his assistance and obtained the services of Dr. Hamilton who procured help to remove the unfortunate man to a more suitable situation.

Every remedy that medical skill and loving friends could suggest was resorted to, but with no avail as death put an end to his sufferings on Tuesday night at eleven o'clock. Dr. Hamilton informs us that there were not the slightest marks on the body from the effects of the fall, but he is the opinion that it accelerated the apoplectic attack which on two previous occasions had threatened the deceased. On the melancholy news having reached Dr. McIntosh, coroner, he caused the empaneling of a jury, but on the assurance of Dr. Hamilton as to the circumstances and causes of Mr. Thomson's decease, the holding of an inquest was considered unnecessary, and the jury was


accordingly discharged. He leaves a wife, five children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their untimely loss.

 

July 13, 1866

 

CREIGHTON - Died at Kingston, on the 5th July, Mary, wife of Mr. Hugh Creighton, aged 75 years.

 

July 14, 1866

 

MAY - On Thursday night, a man called at a farmhouse between here & Dundas and rapped very loudly for admittance. On being spoken to from the house and giving no satisfactory reply, he was ordered to go away, but went off in the direction of a barn. The party, becoming alarmed, came down to the city, and one of our city police returned with a warrant. They discovered the unfortunate man, whose name we are informed is Moses May, lying near the barn dead. An inquest was last night held upon the body, but we have not been able to learn any further particulars.

 

July 17, 1866

 

OSBORNE - We regret to learn by telegraph from London that Mr. Murray Osborne, for many years a resident of this city, while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity, committed suicide by cutting his own throat on Sunday morning at the Tecumseh Hotel, London. Mr. Osborne was for some time engaged in this city at the commission and produce business, and his untimely end caused a feeling of profound sorrow in this city.

 

UNNAMED man - At four o'clock yesterday afternoon, an inquest was held before Dr. Rosebrugh, coroner of this city, at the No. 2 Police Station on the body of a man found floating in the bay near Cook's wharf about ten o'clock in the forenoon. The body was in such an advanced stage of decomposition that it was almost impossible for the jury to draw sufficiently near to view it owing to the strong effluvium rising therefrom, it having doubtless remained in the water a lengthened period. Two witnesses were examined who were present at, and testified to, the finding of the body. Dr. McIntosh examined the body on which was the following clothing: white and brown striped (regretta) cotton shirt; black silk, necktie; black lustre coat; brown woollen vest; dark woollen corded pants; cotton socks; and an old pair of gaiter boots. The body was that of a well‑built stout man, full habit, about 56 years of age, no whiskers, hair or beard slightly grey. As there were no marks of violence on the body to account for the death of the unfortunate man, a post


 mortem examination was made when all the internal organs were found to be in a healthy state, excepting the heart which was slightly enlarged and fatty, the right side full of blood. The doctor was of the opinion that deceased came to his death by drowning. The jury dismissed to meet again on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock when it is hoped that some clue may be ascertained as to the circumstances of the death and identification of the deceased. Such information will be received by the police authorities as will aid to this end, between now and the resuming of the inquest.

 

July 19, 1866

 

KITCHEN - Died near Copetown, on the 5th instant, Jane, relict of Joseph Kitchen, Sr., aged 85 years.

 

DURNESS - The funeral of James Durness, a number of years a member of the Volunteer Field Battery of this city, took place yesterday afternoon. A large number of the Battery were in attendance together with a firing party of the 13th Battalion commanded by Sergeant Brown. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Ormiston. The firing party fired three volleys over the mouth of the grave and retired with fixed bayonets. When the party returned to the gun sheds, the members of the Battery passed unanimous votes of thanks to the members of the 13th Battalion and the Battery Band who gratuitously turned out on the occasion.

 

THOMAS - It is our painful duty to‑day to chronicle the death of Mr. George F. Thomas, caused by sunstroke, which took place on Tuesday evening. Deceased was engaged as conductor on the Great, Western Railway for some years which occupation he filled with credit to himself and much satisfaction to the Company he served. He was running, prior to his death, the accommodation train between London and Sarnia.

The circumstances connected with his decease are briefly as follows. On Monday morning last, together with a number of friends, he attended a picnic and fishing excursion at Jordan where it is supposed he received the injury which occasioned his demise. In the evening, he complained of feeling unwell but thought that the sensation would wear off, and took the emigrant train to Sarnia in order to be in time to take charge of his train the following morning. At 6 o'clock on Tuesday, he left Sarnia with his train, went to London, and returned at 7 p.m. On getting out at Wyoming, he fell prostrate on the platform and died a short time afterwards. We are informed he is one of the oldest conductors on the road, and leaves a wife and family who reside at Grimsby to mourn their untimely loss.


July 20, 1866

 

BOOKER - Died at Grimsby, on the 19th instant, Frances Louisa, youngest daughter of Lieut. Col. Booker.

 

July 21, 1866

 

HIND - Frank Hind, a promising lad of fifteen or sixteen years or age, son of Professor H. Y. Hind, lost his life by drowning in the river off the flats of Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday. He was in bathing and suddenly got beyond his depth. He was the eldest of the family, and the circumstances are the more painful because of his father's absence.

 

POTTS - At 9 o'clock yesterday morning, an inquest was held before Dr. McPherson, coroner, of Caledonia, at Mr. Leith's hotel on the body of a fine young lad, William Potts, about nine years of age, who fell into the mill race of Mr. McKinnon's mill on Thursday about 11 o'clock. It appears from the evidence of the boy's mother that she sent the boy to McKinnon's sawmill yard to get some "strips" for firewood, and that while returning and crossing a narrow gangway which leads over the mill race and encumbered with his burthen, he must have lost his balance and fallen unobserved into the water. So soon as the lad was missed, immediate search was made for the body which was not found until yesterday morning when Mr. D. McQuanie, miller, found it in a standing position against the rack in the mill race. The jury, after hearing this evidence of the child's mother and a few others, returned a verdict of "accidental death by drowning".

 

July 23, 1866

 

THOMAS - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Mr. John Thomas, engine builder, in the 47th year of his age. The funeral will leave the family residence, Little Gore Street, between Elgin and Ferguson avenue, this (Monday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

UNNAMED man - See page 43

The adjourned inquest: Pursuant to adjournment, at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon the inquest on the body of the unknown man found recently floating on the bay near Phelan's wharf was resumed. Dr. Rosebrugh, coroner, informed the jury that he had no further evidence to lay before them touching the unfortunate man's death than they had already heard. No clue having been discovered of his identity, the jury returned a verdict of "found drowned".


July 25, 1866

 

HENESY - On Monday last, a woman from Doma, named Mrs. Henesy, was badly injured by being thrown from her waggon by reason of the horse running away and coming in contact with a stone pile. She died on Thursday night after lingering in great agony till then.

 

WELLS (Peterborough) - A little boy, son of Mr. John Wells, builder of this town, was drowned in Dixon's dam on Wednesday. The little fellow, with other boys, was running round on the saw logs, and he fell into the water, and before help could reach him, he was drowned.

 

BROOKS - A fine little boy, a son of Mr. Brooks of the Peterborough woollen mills, was poisoned on Saturday by eating a mixture of cobalt and sugar, set for the purpose of killing flies. Everything that medical skill could do was done for the poor little fellow, but death put an end to his sufferings in a few hours.

 

REDPATH (Peterborough) - Mrs. Redpath, wife of Mr. John Redpath, cutler in the establishment of J. Robinson & Co. here, died on Friday morning from the effects of a fright received from an alarm of fire. Mrs. R. has been in a delicate state of health for some time, and although a medical man was shortly in attendance and did all in his power, she died in a few hours. She has several small children to mourn the loss of a mother's love and care. Her funeral took place yesterday.

 

July 26, 1866

 

HAMMOND - A letter received by the Sheriff of this County asks him to inform the friends of James Hammond, a carpenter, formerly of this city, that the said James Hammond died in Tensas parish, in the state of Louisiana, on Monday, the 9th of July instant. The Sheriff will be glad to place the letter at the disposal of his friends.

 

July 28, 1866

 

IRVING - The Bruce "Courier" says that on Saturday last, John Irving, a boy about 12 years of age, a nephew of Mr. Rowe, Paisley, was accidentally drowned in the Saugeen river while bathing.

 

WILSON - A labouring man, named Wilson, was run over and killed by the express train from the west on Wednesday evening last, two miles from Chatham. An inquest was held and a verdict returned to the effect that the deceased came to his death walking carelessly on the track, and that  no blame could be attached to the railway officials.


 

July 31, 1866

 

BRETT - On Sunday morning, the body of a man named Isaac Brett who resided near Wellington Square, was found lying fearfully mutilated upon the railway near the boundary line dividing the counties of Halton and Wentworth. A coroner's inquest was held at Flock's hotel near the railway station, Wellington Square, and after the jury had viewed the mutilated fragments of the body, a considerable amount of evidence was taken. A man who was supposed to have had high words with the deceased, and whose face was fearfully bruised and his clothes bloody and torn, was arrested on suspicion of having murdered the deceased and afterwards dragged his body on to the track. After a long investigation, however, the jury arrived at the conclusion that the deceased had been run over and killed by a special engine which left Hamilton for Wellington Square in the course of Saturday evening. Upon the wheels of the engine, the "Simpson", was found traces of blood and human hair adhering to them. The remains of the unfortunate man were buried on Sunday evening.

 

ASKIN - Died at Wellington Square, on the 29th instant, Violet Georgiana Monique, youngest daughter of A. H. Askin, Esq.

 

HINDS - Died at the residence of his sister, Wellington Square, on Wednesday, the 25th instant, W. G. Hinds, Esq., for many years cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada, Kingston, aged 49 years.

 

August 1, 1866

 

RYAN - A man, named William Ryan, a private of the 16th Regiment, belonging to the Company now stationed in Grimsby for target practice, was drowned while bathing in the lake on Monday morning. He was a young man of about 26 years of age, and had been about 8 years in the Regiment, by the men of which he was much respected. He was alone at the time, but as soon as the alarm was given, every effort was made by his comrades to rescue him, but without effect. The body was recovered a short time afterwards.

 

August 3, 1866

 

WINKLER - An accident, attended with loss of life and through which four of our leading citizens received injuries of a very serious nature, occurred yesterday evening at the crossing over the Great Western Railway near the residence of Mr. Thomas Lottridge about two miles east of this city. Our reporter went down to the place and ascertained the following particulars.


The Chief of Police, Capt. Nicolls, Mr. F. J. Rastrick, Alderman Law, and Mr. and Mrs. Winkler and child were returning from the contractors' picnic at the Beach in a cab driven by Arthur Cline who, in a most unaccountably careless manner, drove over the railway track just as the London excursion train was returning from the Falls. The engine struck the cab about the hind wheels, smashing it in splinters. Mrs. Winkler was picked up about forty yards from the spot in a frightfully mangled condition, her right leg being completely severed from her body and her head being dreadfully crushed.

From the nature of the injuries that she received, death must have resulted almost instantaneously, captain Nicolls and Mr. Rastrick were thrown completely over the railway fence and fell into a pond of shallow water, the former receiving some very severe blows about the head and neck, and it was at first feared that he had received  fatal injuries to the spine. Mr. Rastrick had no bones broken nor any cuts or bruises of a serous character, but was completely prostrated from the effects of the shock. He was brought home about nine o'clock last evening and was gradually recovering. Mr. Winkler was badly injured, having received a terrific blow in the back of the head, a long cut, and several severe bruises. He was brought home and lies in a very precarious condition, and is receiving every attention from his medical attendants.

Alderman Law was sitting on the box with the driver and escaped almost uninjured. The child, also, we believe, was only slightly bruised. Dr. Strange happened to be passing at the time, and immediately rendered most efficient assistance. Dr. Rosebrugh, accompanied by Dr. Mullen, repaired to the scene of the accident very shortly after the occurrence and immediately administered some stimulant to Capt. Nicolls which soon brought on reaction. Drs. Billings and Ridley were also in attendance, and did everything that lay in their power to relieve the sufferers. The intelligence of the accident created an intense excitement in the city as it was first reported that the loss of life had been much greater. It was certainly most miraculous that a close vehicle containing as many people as it could conveniently hold should be run into by an engine going at a pretty high rate of speed without all the occupants being dashed to pieces on the spot. We regret exceedingly that even one life has been lost, but have certainly cause for congratulation in the fact that the loss was not greater.

Captain Nicolls was too severely injured to be moved and was carried into Mr. Lottridge's residence where every attention and comfort was afforded him. The body of Mrs. Winkler was brought to the depot last night, and we believe that Dr. Rosebrugh will hold an inquest there at 11 o'clock this morning when the most searching investigation will be made into the cause of this distressing accident. At twelve o'clock last night, Mr. Rastrick was much easier and will, we trust, be quite well


in a day or two. We have not been able to hear of Capt. Nicolls since nine o'clock. When Dr. Billings left, he was of the opinion that no serious injuries had been received. The parties had only a short time before been participating in the enjoyment at the contractors' picnic.

 

August 4, 1866

 

WINKLER - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Frances, the beloved wife of Mr. Julius Winkler, in the 22nd year of her age. Funeral to‑day (Saturday) from the residence of Mr. William Palm, corner of King and Bay streets. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

August 6, 1866

 

LUKER - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Mr. Daniel Luker, aged 43 years and 6 months. The funeral will leave the family residence, King street west, this afternoon at half past 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Daniel Luker which occurred between twelve and one o'clock yesterday morning. Deceased was a member of No. 6 Company of the 13th Battalion and was at the front with his Company during the eventful days of June. He had been in ill health for the past twelve months, and his decease was unquestionably aggravated and his death hastened by the fatigues and exposure incident to that frontier service. Mr. Luker was a native of Hampshire, England. He enjoyed the respect and esteem of his comrades in the Battalion and the general public. His funeral will take place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The members of No. 6 Company are ordered to muster at 2:30 for the purpose of attending the funeral, and we presume they will be joined by the other members of the Battalion. The funeral service will be conducted in the Chapel at the cemetery by the Rev. Mr. Inglis of whose church he was a member for the past ten years.

 

August 7, 1866

 

DANIELS - Yesterday afternoon at three o'clock the mortal remains of Private George Daniels, aged 24 years, late of the 16th Regiment, were followed to the grave by all the available members of the Regiment. The deceased had been ailing for some time previous to his death which took place on Sunday at the military hospital and was caused by typhoid fever. He was for a long time mess waiter in the officers' quarters, and was beloved and respected by all his fellow soldiers. His remains were interred in the cemetery, Rev. J. G. Geddes, M.A., conducting the funeral service.


August 8, 1866

 

SKINNER - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Mary Martin, the beloved wife of Mr. William Skinner, Superintendent of House of Refuge, in the 60th year of her age. The funeral will take place to‑day at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

CHILDS - Died in this city, on Monday, 6th instant, Mr. William Childs, formerly of Sussex, England, aged 83 years. The funeral will leave his son's residence, Catherine street, between Barton and Lynd streets, to‑day (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

ROBERTS - We regret to learn that a fine little boy, son of Mr. Roberts, of Camlachie Station, G.T.R., was a short time ago killed almost instantly. It appears that, in company with a number of other boys, he was pushing cars on the switch when his head was caught between the bumpers and was crushed so badly that death ensued.

 

August 9, 1866

 

DEMPSEY - Died at London, C.W., on the 5th instant, Mr. Richard Dempsey. His remains will arrive at the Hamilton G.W.R. depot by the 2:50 p.m. train this Thursday, 9th instant. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from the depot without further notice.

 

GURNEY - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Henry Ward, infant son of Mr. Charles Gurney, Jr., aged 5 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Hannah street, this afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock.

 

August 10, 1866

 

THOMAS - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, after a long and painful illness, Fanny, wife of the late John Thomas, aged 58 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral without further notice this morning at 11 o'clock from the family residence, Little Gore street.

 

LAWS - Died on the 11th of December, 1865, at Stratton Strawless, Norfolk, England, Mr. Thomas Laws, farmer, aged 70 years, father of Mr. John Laws, of this city.

 

MCINTYRE - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, James McIntyre, aged 57 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, King street west, to‑day (Friday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


MCINTYRE - Our obituary to‑day contains the announcement of the death of James McIntyre, Esq., of this city, after an illness of about four months. Mr. McIntyre was a native of Stanraer, Wigtonshire, Scotland. He settled in Hamilton on his arrival in this country some thirty‑three years ago when he entered the employ of Messrs Ferrie and Co., and was afterwards taken in as a partner. From 1840 to 1845, he carried on the grocery business with James Osborne, Esq. In 1845, he went to New York to take charge of the branch of Messrs Buchanan, Harris and Co's business in that city which position he occupied for three years when he returned and entered into partnership with Mr. Coleman of Dundas and carried on business in that town until 1854. He then returned to this city & bought out the grocery department of Young, Law and Co. where he remained until the building was entered which he has ever since occupied as a place of business. He was married in 1843 to a sister of Jno Young, Esq., and leaves a widow but no family. Mr. McIntyre enjoyed the reputation of being a good business man. He was kind and benevolent in private life. He never took an active part in public matters although frequently urged to do so.

 

August 11, 1866

 

THOMPSON - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Annie Greenfield, daughter of Mr. John Thompson, aged one year and five months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral without further notice from her father's residence, corner of Elgin and Henry streets, this morning (Saturday) at 11 o'clock.

 

DAVIS - Died this morning, John Harvey Davis, aged 43 years, and late last evening, Louisa Ghent, daughter of the above, in her 17th year. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of deceased, Catherine street.

 

August 13, 1866

 

SANDERSON - On Thursday morning at the Omemee Station, a farmer named Robert Sanderson, when in the act of getting on the train, missed a hold and fell across the rail between two of the lumber cars, the cars passing over one leg between the thigh and knee, and over the other between the knee and the ankle. He had purchased a ticket for Lindsay to which place he purposed proceeding, but was, unfortunately, under the influence of liquor at the time. He died some twenty minutes after the accident occurred, leaving a wife and two children to mourn his untimely end.

 

FLOYD - One day lately, near Otterville, a coloured man named William Floyd, aged about 70 years, while employed at Mr. Schooley's steam sawmill as night watchman, was caught by the


circular saw, and so fearfully mutilated that he died in seven hours afterward. After the deceased was buried, the grave was opened at night by some sacrilegious wretches, the head cut off and carried away, and the body left exposed to view in the open grave.

 

August 14, 1866

 

TOBIN - On Thursday morning, a man named John Tobin of Stratford, sat down upon the track of the Grand Trunk Railway and went to sleep. Some cars passed over him, and he was found at daylight with his head completely severed from his body. By the side of the headless trunk was found a quart bottle with some whiskey.

 

MILTON - Merrickville "Chronicle" describes a terrible accident which occurred in Merrickville on Wednesday at a stave factory by which John Milton, the engine driver, was suddenly killed. He was attending to the water cock of the engine which lies between the brick wall of the boiler and the iron frame of the engine. The distance between the wall of the boiler and the engine is about eighteen inches below the level of the iron framework of the engine. In stooping to turn the water cock, he carelessly rested his knee and leg upon the iron frame so that the set screw of the crank caught the leg of his trousers, dragging in the limb and smashing it into many pieces. Involuntarily throwing out his arm, that was caught and broken up. Rapid revolutions of the engine threw him on his back and at the same time pulled him within the narrow compass of the framework. The crank then struck him above the breast bone, crushing out the heart and a great portion of lungs. The heart was disarticulated from the great vessels and lay outside, panting and throbbing as if 'in situ'. All this, which has taken some little time to describe, was done in a very few seconds. One of the Messrs Ballantyne saw him when his leg was caught and sprang to shut off the steam, but the engine being under a full head made several revolutions before it could be stopped. No human hand could save him. The deceased was long a resident of the locality, and has left a wife and several children to mourn his untimely fate.

 

MURRAY - A dreadful accident occurred near Owen Sound last week on the premises of a Mr. Murray in the third concession of Sydenham. Four boys aged respectively 17, 14, 12, and 9 were sleeping in a granary which occupied a recess at one side of the barn floor when the fire broke out. The eldest and youngest had gone to bed some time before the other two, but all had retired about ten o'clock. At that time everything seemed quiet and right, and the boys went off to sleep. Very soon after eleven o'clock, the eldest boy thought he


heard the shingles crackling as if from hail, and that his father was calling him. He accordingly arose and went out, when he discovered that the whole roof on the east side of the barn was in a blaze. He saw his father coming towards him and heard him enquire for the other three boys, and at once went back into the barn and tried to reach the granary where he had left them asleep. The progress of the fire was so rapid, however, that he was driven back, and then his father renewed the attempt twice without success. The father then went around to the west side of the barn to try and get access to the granary by that way, but here again his endeavour was frustrated by the rapid progress of the flames, and strange to say, although loudly called to and alarmed, no answer of any kind was given by any of the three. Soon afterwards the roof fell in, and nothing more was seen of the poor boys whose charred and crushed remains were extricated from among the ruins next day.

 

August 16, 1866

 

PRIVETT - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 15th August, at 9 a.m., Florence, the beloved and only child of H. T. Privett. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her father's residence, James street, this afternoon at 3:30.

 

August 17, 1866

 

HANNAH - A horrible murder of a child has taken place at Petfer, C.E. A man named James Hannah lived in a small cottage in a very lonely isolated spot near the frontier. The only other inmates were his wife and child, the latter being about three years old. A few days ago, Hannah being at work and the wife and child being alone in the house, a stranger entered and commenced ill‑using the woman. She fled into the forest, but was pursued and knocked down. As she lay helpless on the ground, she saw the wretch murder her little girl, horribly mutilating it with an axe. He then set the house on fire. An American, named Chamberlain, lately from the States, and a late soldier in the Federal army, has been arrested and identified by Mrs. Hannah as the murderer of her child.

 

MAY - An atrocious and cruel murder was committed near Guelph between Saturday night and Sunday morning last. An aged couple named Andy and Margaret May have for the last 13 years occupied a shanty on the farm of Mr. John Rennie, situated near the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. May for many months past been confined to her bed by sickness, and she was previously an inmate of the Catholic hospital. Soon after, her husband commenced a course of brutal treatment towards her, and on Saturday night she was seen lying outside the shanty and was moaning piteously. On


Sunday morning, May sent to the cemetery for Mrs. Hurley, and on her arrival at the shanty, she found Mrs. May dead in bed, and from the appearance of the body, there was no doubt that a fearful murder had been committed. On Monday an inquest wan held by Dr. Howitt at Mr. Rennie's house. Several witnesses were examined and a verdict was returned to the effect that the cuts and bruises found upon deceased's body were inflicted by her husband and that they were the cause of her death. May has been committed for trial at the assizes for the awful crime.

 

August 18, 1866

 

ROPER - Died in this city, August 18, 1866, Howard, son of Howard and Anne M. Roper of Chicago, Ill., aged 13 months and 24 days. Funeral from the residence of Mr. S. Woods, corner ofKing and MacNab streets, at 3 p.m., today, Saturday.

 

HUGHSON - A man named Hughson was killed by the night mail train at Windsor yesterday morning. It appears that the unfortunate man was crossing the track, not thinking that the cars were so close when the engine struck him on the head, fracturing his skull, and mutilating him in a horrid manner. A coroner's inquest was held during the day, but we did not hear the verdict.

 

August 22, 1866

 

FONGER - On Monday afternoon, as a son of Mr. David Fonger, aged about eleven years, who resided on the Plain between Hamilton and Wellington Square, was carrying a pitchfork from the house of a neighbour, in getting over a fence, he fell, and one of the prongs of the fork entered his body about four inches below the heart, passed through him, and came out about two inches above it. He died about twenty minutes after the sad occurrence.

 

DUNDAN - Died in this city, of erysipelas, on the 21st instant, Felix, son of Mr. John Dundan, in the 14th year of his age. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Lynd street, on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

SUZOR - Lieutenant Colonel Suzor, formerly Brigade Major of the Quebec District, and latterly Deputy Assistant Adjutant General of Lower Canada, is dead. He was an able and promising young officer, and his death is greatly regretted.

 

August 24, 1866

 

CUNNINGHAM - Died in the Township of Barton, on the 22nd instant, Georgina Jane, only daughter of Mr. George Cunningham, aged 9 months.


The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Thomas Anderson, at 4 o'clock to‑day, Friday.

 

VERNON - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Edith, youngest daughter of Dr. E. Vernon, aged 5 months.

 

SUZOR - The late Colonel Suzor, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General for Lower Canada, died on Sunday, after a short but severe illness. Deceased was only in his thirty‑third year and has, therefore, been taken away in the bloom of life. He was in many respects a man of more than ordinary talents. His love for the profession of arms was innate, and to this study he devoted his whole will and energies. six years ago Col. Suzor, then a young man of some 26 years, and carrying on a business in Montreal, held the commission of Captain of a volunteer company. The young captain, however, entered heart and soul into the task of fitting himself for the position he occupied. In the summer of 186l, he obtained a certificate as musketry instructor from the military board of examiners at Montreal.

He devoted himself wholly to discharging the duties of drill instructor for which he was by this time thoroughly competent. Early in 1862, he became connected with the 9th Battalion, V.M.R. His Excellency's attention having been directed to the zeal of the young officer, he was in November 1862, appointed Brigade Major of the 7th Military District. He continued to occupy this position for three years and discharged his duties with the most scrupulous attention. In 1864, he was raised to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and during the same year, new duties connected with the military schools then just established were assigned to him. In September 1865, he was on duty at the camp at Laprairie, commanding the Eastern of Lower Canada Battalion of Cadets. A few months afterwards, he was appointed Assistant Deputy General, and almost up to the time of his death, he continued to perform the arduous and engrossing duties of his new office. His malady, to which he had been subject for years, and for which he had been treated by Dr. Blanchet, was of an exceedingly painful nature. His last illness was, however, very brief.

 

August 25, 1866

 

ARMSTRONG - Died at Lambeth, Westminster, C.W., on Sunday, 19th instant, Jane Armstrong, aged 59 years.

 

August 27, 1866

 

ROLSTON - Died in Barton, on the 23rd instant, William Rolston, teacher at C. School No. 6, Glanford, and superintendent of St. George's Church Sunday School, Barton East, aged 43 years.


CHAMBERS - For some time past, Dr. McMahon, coroner, and the authorities of Dundas have been busily engaged in investigating the murder of the old man, James Chambers, which took place on Wednesday afternoon The deliberations of the coroner's inquest have not yet been brought, to a close, and as yet nothing has come out of the evidence to criminate anyone further than that of a circumstantial nature which reflects very suspiciously on Kennedy whose arrest we have already referred to. We are informed that two witnesses are prepared to testify that prior to the attempts which Kennedy made to drown himself previous to his arrest, he was heard to say, "I've murdered one man and I may as well die myself", and the wife with whom he never lived on the best terms says that before the murder was discovered, she observed the accused coming from the direction of the house where the tragedy occurred, murmuring "Poor Jimmy Chambers". From a conversation which one reporter had with Kennedy on Saturday evening, he would infer that from the appearance of the man he would not commit the bloody deed while in his sober senses. It is stated, however, that he labouring under the influence of liquor on the afternoon of the murder, also that when in that condition, he had no control over his passion; in fact, is a perfect maniac. The canal is being dragged with a view to the finding of any weapons, garments, and other things which would throw any light on the commission of the crime. What renders the murder sevenfold more strange is the fact that no motive whatever can be adduced for the perpetration. It would not have been for money as it was well known that the deceased was supported by the corporation for years. Neither could it have been through malice for it would be impossible for human mind to harbour hatred for a poor helpless blind man, 80 years of age, who had pronounced by the doctor as only able to live a few more days.

 

August 28, 1866

 

HOPE - Died in this city, on the 26th August, 1866, Charles James, youngest son of Charles James Hope, Esq., aged 8 years and 10 months.

 

August 29, 1866

 

TOVEL - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Mr. Samuel Tovel, Sr., aged 78 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place to‑morrow from his residence, Wellington Gardens, King street east, at half past three o'clock p.m.

 

August 30, 1866

 

GORDON - A young girl, named Christina Gordon, committed suicide at the residence of her brother‑in‑law, Mr. R. Crosby, in the Township of Guelph last week. She has for some time


been labouring under the impression that she was about to die and that medical care was of no avail. She procured strychnine and was found by her sister in the agonies of death. At the coroner's inquest a verdict was returned in accordance with the facts.

 

August 31, 1866

 

SMITH - Died at Glanford, on the 30th instant, Mr. John Smith, in the 91st year of his age, a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland.

 

JAMES - Mr. George James, of Toronto, attorney, was found dead in his office in the Masonic Building, on Thursday evening last by the woman who takes care of his rooms. He was found lying across his chair with his head resting on the floor and the face all covered with blood. He was subject to epileptic fits, and from the testimony of Dr. Buchanan who was examined at the inquest, he appears to have died from apoplexy while labouring under a fit of epilepsy. He seems to have been a steady sober man. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.

 

WAUGH - A man named Waugh committed suicide on Thursday morning at Prescott by drowning himself in the river while labouring under delirium tremens.

 

September 3,1866

 

PEEBLES - Died at the residence of her son‑in‑law, Mr. Robert Galbraith, 7th concession of Beverly, C.W., Mary Peebles, aged 92, relict of the late John Peebles, and mother of Matthew Peebles, Esq., of Strabane. She emigrated to this country twenty‑four years ago from the County Tyrone, Ireland, with the younger members of her family. Although suffering severe bodily pain for the last fifteen years, her patience and Christian fortitude were remarkable, and she departed with the exclamation, "Lord Jesus, into thy hands I commit my spirit through the dark valley", leaving behind her two sons and three daughters, 54 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren to mourn her loss, nearly all of whom reside in the Townships of West Flamborough and Beverly.

 

September 4, 1866

 

TRALICK - Mr. Nelson D. Tralick of Goderich died a few days since from the effects of an overdose of laudanum which he had by accident taken. The deceased was a member of the Huron Rifles, beloved by all his companions and a more promising young man we have never met. His end was truly a sad one.

 

PRIOR - An unfortunate occurrence took place early on Friday morning last at Montreal. A man  named Felix Prior, servant of Mr. Evans, was shot by a Mr. Burrows, who mistook him for a


retreating burglar. Death was instantaneous. As soon as Mr. Burrows became aware of the fatal result of the shot, he went to the police office and gave himself up. A coroner's inquest was held on the body of Prior on Friday, and the following verdict was rendered: That the said Felix Prior of the city on Montreal came to his death on the 31st day of August in the year of our Lord, 1866, from the effects of a wound inflicted on his body by John James Burrows with a pistol loaded with gunpowder and a leaden bullet in defense of his own life and property whilst the said Felix Prior was forcibly entering the dwelling house of the same John James Burrows at the hour of one o'clock in the morning. Nineteen signed the above verdict and nine dissented. Mr. Burrows was then discharged.

 

UNDERWOOD - Died on the 17th of August last, at Kircudbright, Scotland, Margaret Melville, wife of the Rev. John Underwood, of that place, and eldest daughter of the late Captain Roxburgh, of Hamilton.

 

September 6, 1866

 

MITLER - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Mary Mitler, after a short and painful illness which she bore with Christian fortitude. The funeral will take place to‑day at 3 p.m. from the residence of her son‑in‑law, Main street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.

 

ROBERTSON - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Jeannette, aged 66 years, relict of the late George Robertson, Esq., for many years manager of the British Guiana Bank,, Denmark. The deceased lady had arrived only a few days in this city on her way to England. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Henry Snelgrove, undertaker, John street.

 

September 7, 1866

 

HARRISON - A servant girl, named Andrietta Harrison, residing in Montreal, sent a letter on Monday informing a friend that she was to drown herself, and requesting him to write to her brother and mother, and asking forgiveness of God. The wife of the person who received the letter called at the place where Harrison was serving. The house was searched, but she could not be found. The body was discovered in a well, water fifteen feet deep.  She had told the cook in the house, some time before, that she would like to throw herself into the well. It seems that a Danish sailor, her lover, had deserted her. She bore an excellent character. The jury's verdict


was: Suicide by drowning while labouring under temporary mental derangement".

 

DAVIS - On Tuesday morning, a little girl, some four years old and a daughter of Mrs. Davis, lot 10, concession 10, Township of Brock, was found dead in bed. It is supposed the poor little thing died from the effects of a brutal beating received from its mother the night previous. An inquest under Dr. Mott is summoned to investigate the matter.

 

CAMPBELL - On Sunday morning last, the son of John Campbell, Gore of Downie, near Stratford, while riding from the barn to the pasture, was thrown from the horse, causing dislocation of the shoulder and other injuries which proved fatal.

 

September 10, 1866

 

MUNSON - On Friday last, a man named Munson, a resident of Egremont, went out to shoot deer, when the gun accidentally exploded, killing him almost instantly.

 

September 11, 1866

 

FINDLAY - Died at Waterdown, on the 9th instant, Margaret, relict of the late Rev. James Findlay, in the 62rd year of her age. The funeral will leave the family residence on Wednesday, at 1 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

WEBSTER - Died at Flamborough West, on Sunday, the 9th instant, Maria, wife of Joseph Webster, Esq. The funeral will take place to‑day. Tuesday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

GARRIEPY - A serious accident occurred at the Long Wharf, Montreal, resulting in the death of an old cabman, named Garriepy. He was driving two officers to their vessel which lay along the Government Wharf. The night was very dark, and the lights on the wharf were gone out, and the unfortunate man drove straight into the water. The officers with difficulty got open the cab door, and getting into the water, laid hold of the driver and endeavoured to bring him towards the light on the wood barge, but the current was too strong for them, and their strength failing, they were compelled to let him go. The cabman and horses were lost, but the officers got out by climbing the chain of the barge's anchor. The horses and cabman have since been raised by grappling irons.


September 13, 1866

 

GARDNER - Died on the 8th instant, Harry Tifit, only child of William and Alice H. Gardner, of Buffalo, NY., late of this city, aged 1 year and 3 months.

 

September 14, 1866

 

CRAWFORD - Mrs. Crawford, a woman fifty years of age, who resided at Fort Howe, near Halifax, was drowned on the 3rd instant under somewhat peculiar circumstances. The deceased, in company with a number of other women and men, had gone out in the morning to pick berries on the Mispeck barrens, and. all had occasion to cross the stream early in the afternoon. The deceased was some distance in advance of her companions, and in picking her steps over the sunken and slippery boulders over which the water flowed rapidly, she missed her footing and was carried down by the current into deeper water. Her companions first discovered the accident by seeing her basket floating upon the water and the poor woman occasionally throwing up her hands as the stream carried her down. She sank before they could render any assistance, and the body was not found until implements were procured from town. It had been washed up on a shoal bed of the stream, the hands with a firm grip upon a sunken rock. The deceased leaves a husband and four or five children.

 

September 15, 1866

 

MCCORQUODALE - Died at Oakville, on the 8th instant, of heart disease, Elizabeth Jane, relict of the late Peter McCorquodale, aged 57 years.

 

September 17, 1866

 

NIXON - A farmer named Nixon, living in Essa north of Carluke Mills, after leaving the house of a neighbour, fell over a fence, and lay on the ground undiscovered for some fourteen hours, when his wife found him, and had him conveyed to his house where he lingered for some two or three hours, and then died. The occurrence so affected Mrs. Nixon as to bring on a premature confinement while her unfortunate husband was lying in an adjoining room. Nixon was said to have been a sober man, but subject to occasional fits. He was quite rational before he died. Mrs. Nixon and child are doing well.

 

September 18, 1866

 

WILSON - Died on Thursday, the 18th ultimo, Katharine Elizabeth (Charnock), the beloved wife of John Wilson, Esq., of Ascot, C.W., aged 25 years.


DRAYTON - Died at the residence of John Tydd, Glanford, on the 13th instant, George Drayton, aged 24 years.

 

BURNS - Died on the 18th instant, at Kingston, Margaret Gertrude Dallas, infant daughter of Thomas Burns, Esq., Hamilton, aged 9 months and seven days.

 

September 18, 1866

 

LEFORT - A dreadful murder is supposed to have been committed at Caughnawaga, near the Chateauguay line. The facts of the case are thus related by the Montreal "Herald". The man, Lefort, who is supposed to have been murdered, had a small clearing in Caughnawaga, near the Chateauguay line. In this was a miserable log shanty with no other building nearer than half a mile from it. Besides farming in a small way, Lefort burned lime in a small kiln built about forty yards from the house, and this he was in the habit of attending at night to keep the fire up. He had a daughter married to a man named Wilson, and is now living in Louisville, Kentucky. On the evening of the 31st ultimo, Lefort came in to supper with his two little girls, about ten and eleven years old. Some time after supper, about dusk, he went to the kiln, taking with him a buffalo skin on which to sleep. Not long after, the children went to bed and had fallen asleep. They were awakened by some one moving in the house, but at what hour they could not tell. One of the girls asked who was there, and was answered by Wilson who said he was looking for an axe to chop some wood, but that he could not find it. He then left.

Early next morning, Wilson was there and they asked him where their father was. He told them their father had gone to the states to see his son and to work there. He attended to the kiln all day and kept up the fire steadily. Then he went over for Lefort's wife, his mother‑in‑law, who was at Sault St. Louis. When he arrived, he asked her if she had seen her husband. Somewhat surprised, she asked him if he was not with the children. He suggested that her husband might be at his son's seeing him. Being alarmed, Madam Lefort, started as early as possible on Monday morning, but could hear nothing of her husband. Wilson then said, as he had been in the habit of clearing out the kiln when the lime was thoroughly burned, that he would draw this one as soon as he removed the ashes. He accordingly carried out the ashes, scattering them in different planes. The way in which this was done excited suspicion, and the ashes were searched, among them being found some bones which Dr. Laberge of St. Philomene, whose opinion was asked, believed to be human bones. Besides the bones were found United States military buttons, the buckle of a belt such as Lefort wore, and the buckle of a pair of trousers. Of course, these buttons are not positive proof of the bones being Lefort, as old United States uniform coats are very commonly worn in the neighbourhood, having been sold at a cheap rate by peddlers from the other side of the line. They


afforded, however, sufficient ground for suspicion to Justify Wilson's arrest, and having been taken by some neighbours, Mr. Vital Lefebvre brought him to Montreal and placed him in charge of the authorities. On Monday, he was taker by the High Constable to Chateauguay where the inquest was held, and brought back yesterday. The inquest will be resumed on Monday next at the Caughnawaga Hotel.

 

September 19, 1866

 

BLACK - A labourer, named William Black, was drowned last evening at Smith's Falls, and a little boy, three years old, was drowned in the Ottawa river near the locks.

 

September 22, 1866

 

MCGIBBON - A little boy, aged 17 months, son of Sergeant McGibbon of the 16th Regiment, fell into a cistern in his father's yard on Bay street at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and was drowned. He was discovered immediately after the accident and restoratives applied, but without avail. An inquest will be held on the body before Dr. Rosebrugh to‑day at 11 o'clock.

 

September 27, 1866

 

BURTON, PULLAR - Drowned on the 13th instant, off Pointe aux Trembles, while sailing, John Henry, aged 20, younger son of J. C. Burton, Montreal, and Thomas, aged 21 , second son of the Rev. Thomas Pullar, Hamilton.

 

September 29, 1866

 

BOUTIN (Quebec) - Louis Joseph Boutin, employed at the steam sawmill of Duncan Patton, Esq., Point Levi, while removing sawdust on Monday morning, was caught by the machinery, and his head split down to the neck by a circular saw. In his agony, he tore open his head with his hands, and died immediately. The coroner's inquest held in the evening by Coroner Paney resulted in a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

 

October 1, 1866

 

BUTLER - An inquest was held on Saturday evening last at the City Hospital, John street, before Dr. Rosebrugh, on the body of a coloured mar, Thomas R. Butler, who was taken to that institution some three weeks ago in consequence of the injuries inflicted on him by a soldier of the 16th Regiment named Patrick Downley, to which we referred in a previous issue, and who died suddenly on Saturday morning. Being sworn, the jury proceeded to view the body which presented


 no marks of violence whatever, with the exception of a bruise on the left eye which the deceased said had been injured on a previous occasion also. He complained, however, of a pain in his side, but though it seemed evident that he would lose the sight of the left eye, the doctor had no idea that the case would terminate fatally, as the patient seemed to improve, nor did he complain up to the time of his death. The quarrel took place at a house at the corner of Tyburn and Catherine streets where the latter resided.

The soldier, Downley, was intoxicated at the time and was arrested by Constable Boyle with some difficulty. He is now in jail serving out his term of imprisonment for the assault upon deceased and for assaulting the constable. Deceased died quite suddenly at last. The doctor, having informed Mr. Cahill who sent down to enquire into the condition of deceased a short time since, that he would be able to leave in two weeks. The inquest was adjourned until Tuesday next at seven o'clock to meet at No. 2 Police station, James street, when the report of the post mortem examination will be held. (At the adjourned inquest the verdict was that the deceased Thomas R. Butler came to his death on Saturday, the 29th ultimo in the City Hospital from syncope, having had a broken‑down constitution brought on by intemperance.)

 

October 2, 1866

 

COOPER - Died at his residence, Nelson, on Saturday, the 29th September, after a long and painful illness, T. Cooper, Esq., in the 6Oth year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence at half past ten a.m. on Wednesday, the 3rd instant. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

October 3, 1866

 

MACALLUM - Died in this city, yesterday morning, Edward J. McCallum, aged 4 years and 8 months. The funeral will leave the residence of his father, A. Macallum, Bold street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

October 4, 1866

 

MILLER - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, after an illness of four years, Mr. John Miller, aged ninety‑six years, formerly of the city of Ottawa. The funeral will leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ross, Wellington street, to‑morrow, Friday, at half past 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


October 5, 1866

 

DORMER - The funeral of the Hon. H. E. Dormer, 4th Battalion, 60th Rifles, took place in London, Wednesday last.

 

October 10, 1866

 

LAMARSH - An accident occurred at Dundas on Monday evening which resulted in the immediate death of a Mrs. LaMarsh, the wife of a cooper of that town, and probable fatal injuries to her husband. They were driving down  a hill in a waggon when the horse took fright, and both were thrown out of the conveyance with frightful violence.

 

October 11, 1866

 

DONALDSON - On Tuesday afternoon, Capt. Donaldson of the bark "Andrew Stevens" was instantly killed near Whitby by being struck on the head by the boom of the vessel. He was knocked overboard, and his body has not yet been found.

 

October 18, 1866

 

COMIE - Last evening, an inquest was held in the King William street police station before Coroner Rosebrugh on the body of an old man named George Comie who for some time has been in the employ of Mr. George Carlisle, engaged in sinking post holes, and was discovered yesterday morning lying dead on Prince's island. It appeared from the evidence of some boys that the deceased was seen to lie down about nine o'clock on Tuesday morning, remarking that he did rot feel very well. The boys left him in that position, and he was next seen by some women who stated that he was then breathing, but they did not wish to disturb him, thinking him asleep. When again visited at nine o'clock yesterday morning by the little boys, he was found dead. Dr. Mullen, having examined the body, testified to its freedom from marks of violence, and expressed

his opinion that the deceased came to his death by a fit of apoplexy. After a few minutes' deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the doctor's opinion.

 

October 27, 1866

 

GOULD - Died on Friday, October 26th, 1866, Joseph Harris, infant son of D. H. Gould, aged 1 year and 3 months and 6 days. The funeral will leave his father's residence on James street, opposite Mechanics' Hall, on Saturday, the 27th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


JACKSON - An inquest was held yesterday by Dr. Rosebrugh on the body of a man named Joseph Jackson which was found in a well near the corner of King and Lock streets. It appeared that the deceased had been drinking immoderately on the premises, and that his wife had been in search of him during the greater part of the night. The jury returned a verdict of : Death from falling into a well while under the influence of Whiskey.

 

October 29, 1866

 

WILLIAMS - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Julia, the beloved wife of Mr. Frank Williams, in the 57th year of her age. The funeral will leave the family residence, corner of Hughson and Rebecca streets, on Tuesday afternoon, at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

October 30, 1866

 

CURPHY - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Mr. William Curphy, in the 44th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Locomotive street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

November 1, 1866

 

WOODMAN - Died in Beverly, on the 25th October, Mr. John Woodman, in the 26th year of his age.

 

November 3, 1866

 

FALLIS - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. John Fallis, in the 74th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, Catherine street, on Sunday, the 4th instant. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

JACK - Died at Thorold on Thursday, November 1st, the result of an accident, in falling from the scaffold of a building in erection, Mr. Donald Jack, a native of Caithness‑shire, Scotland, aged 36 years. The funeral will leave deceased's residence, Main street near Wellington, to‑day (Saturday) at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

 

MUNRO - The funeral of the late Mr. William Munro, will take place from the Railway Station this day, 3rd November, on the arrival of the 3 o'clock train. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


JACK, MUNRO -  On Thursday forenoon, an accident of an exceedingly painful nature occurred at Thorold by the giving way of a scaffold used in building an addition to Moore, Gordon, and McKay's factory. Three residents of this city, Donald Jack, Patrick Coyne, and William Munro, stonemasons, were at work on the wall when one of the beams of the platform on which they were standing broke, and they were precipitated a distance of over forty‑five feet. Jack was instantly killed by the fall, and Munro was injured so severely that his recovery is despaired of. Coyne was more fortunate, and although bruised considerably, his injures are not considered of a dangerous nature. Dr. McKelcan, of this city, was sent for and attended the survivors of the accident. The unfortunate man, Jack, leaves a wife and family who were dependent upon his daily labour for subsistence. They reside on Main street east.

 

November 5, 1866

 

BARTLETT - Died on the 4th instant, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Sarah Bartlett, aged 61 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Duke street east, at 3 o'clock, this Monday afternoon. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

 

November 6, 1866

 

MURTON - Died at 228 Victoria Drive, Toronto, on Saturday, 3rd November, Sara, beloved wife of B. Murton, Esq.

 

COLLINGWOOD - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Mr. Thomas Collingwood, in the 53rd year of his age. The funeral will leave the family residence on Catherine street on Wednesday, 7th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

November 3, 1866

 

WILSON - Died in Barton, on the 7th instant, of typhoid fever, John James, son of Mr. James Wilson, in the 12th year of his age. Funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

GREER - On Saturday afternoon about five o'clock, Mr. James Greer, who lived near Byron, Westminster, was going down a long winding hill a little east of the village in a double waggon when the box slipped upon the horses. The animals became restive and commenced kicking. Mr. Greer was thrown forward on the tongue where his leg was broken and his body frightfully mangled. Mr. Alexander McArthur, happening to be coming along shortly after, met the horses, and a little further up the hill saw the poor man lying utterly helpless.


He had him conveyed to the house of Mr. George Jarvis who lives hard by where he lingered until this morning when death put an end to his sufferings.

 

November 9, 1866

 

MULHOLLAND - A melancholy and fatal accident occurred on the Grand Trunk Railway near Baden station yesterday morning by which one of the brakesmen on the express that left Toronto at one o'clock a.m., named Bernard Mulholland, lost his life. It appears that, as the train was approaching the station, the deceased, who was standing on the platform of the passenger cars, leaned forward, as brakesmen often do to see the distance to the station, holding on by the rails on the platform. By some means his foot slipped and losing his balance, the unfortunate man fell off the train. As he fell outside the track, he might possibly have saved his life, but it seems that in an effort to recover himself, he raised his head which was struck by the boxing of a car behind, and the back part of his skull was almost completely taken off.

When the employees on the train returned to the spot, Mulholland's lifeless body was found lying beside the track. He was conveyed to the station where an inquest was held during the morning, and a verdict of accidental death returned. In the evening, the remains were conveyed to this city (Toronto) where the deceased resided with his mother on Spadina avenue. He had been in the employ of the company between three and four years, and was a steady industrious young man.

 

November 10, 1866

 

CAHILL - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, James Cahill, Jr., oldest son of James Cahill, Esq., aged 22 years. The funeral will leave his father's residence on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 3 o'clock.

 

FAULKNOR - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, of consumption, Sarah, wife of Mr. Joseph Faulknor, aged 39 years. The funeral wil1 take place from her husband's residence, Main street, on Sunday afternoon at U o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

November 12, 1866

 

CAHILL - The remains of Mr. Cahill,to whose death we referred on Saturday morning as another victim of Fenianism, were interred yesterday afternoon with military and Masonic honours. The funeral procession was one of the most imposing that has ever been witnessed in this city. First came the firing party made‑up from Company No. 1, 13th Battalion, to which young Cahill belonged; then the magnificent band of the 16th Regiment which discoursed, the grand old funeral


music alternately with brass instruments and the fifes and drums; then the hearse on each side of which were the pall bearers, six members of No. 1 Company, and six Royal Arch Masons in full mourning regalia; then about 150 officers and men of the 13th Battalion and a detachment of the Volunteer Artillery under Capt. Macabe in uniform; followed by about an equal number of Masons in regalia, first Entered Apprentices, then Fellow Crafts, the Master Masons, then Knights Templar, then officers of Grand lodge, and finally the officers of the deceased's lodge, St. John's No. 6. Next followed the relatives of the deceased in a covered carriage, the members of the police force, and lastly a very large number of private citizens. The street all the way to the cemetery was crowded on both sides with people, and every available spot near the grave in the cemetery was filled with sympathizing friends.

Arrived at the cemetery, the band opened and played the Dead March in Sau1 while the procession passed in. Within the gate, the 13th Battalion opened and permitted the Masons and friends to pass, and finally the Masons faced inwards, and the relatives and chief mourners approached the grave. Then the funeral service of the Church of England was read by the Rev. Dr. Neville and the military salute fired over the grave, and this done, the Masons formed a circle around it as well as the great crowd would permit and the funeral service of the order was read by Rev. Brother Dr. Neville, assisted by R. W. Brother Richard Bull, D.D.G.M., of the District of Montreal. The parchment, the lambskin apron, and the sprig of acacia were deposited in the grave, and the brothers filed round and dropped the evergreen token upon the coffin. The grand honours having been given, the procession formed and marched back to the lodge room. Considering the shortness of notice given of the funeral, the numbers present were strong evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his military and Masonic brothers and companions.

 

November 13, 1866

 

RILEY - On Friday evening as the express train on the Great Western Railway was going west and when about ten miles out from Windsor, a man was discovered by the engineer of the train a short distance ahead walking upon the track. The engineer sounded the whistle and reversed the engine. The man paid no attention to the warning given, and before the train could be stopped, he was struck by the pilot, thrown on a pile of ties near the track, and instantly killed. A bottle of whiskey in his pocket led to the supposition that he was intoxicated and did not notice the approach of the train. From papers found on his person, his name is supposed to be Riley. The body was taken to Windsor and placed in charge of the authorities.


November 14, 1866

 

CAMPBELL - Died at his residence, corner of Main and Walnut streets, on Monday night at 10 o'clock, Rev. Thomas Campbell, Wesleyan Minister, aged 54 years, agent for the "Guide to, and Benefits of, Holiness". Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral to‑day at 3 o'clock p.m. without further notice.

 

November 15, 1866

 

HOBBS - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. James Hobbs, in the 39th year of her age. The funeral will leave the Great Western Hotel, James street, to‑morrow, Friday, 16th, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

November 19, 1866

 

COX - Died in this city, on the 17th instant. Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. John Cox. The funeral will leave her residence, Merrick street, at 2 o'clock p.m. to‑day. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.

 

MAGUIRE - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 18th instant, John, only son of Mr. Patrick Maguire, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 7 days. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, King street, Tuesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will attend without further notice.

 

HOPE - Died in this city, on Saturday morning, 17th instant, Hannah, youngest daughter of Mr. John Hope, aged 20 years. The funeral will be attended from her father's residence on Hunter street to‑day, Monday, at half past two o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

 

November 20, 1866

 

FRASER - The heroes of Waterloo are fast passing away from among us, and soon not one will be left of that band of heroes who in that momentous struggle redeemed Europe from the despotic rule of Napoleon the First. We regret to learn from the Peterborough papers that Andrew Simon Fraser, Esq., an old and highly respected resident of that town died last week of English cholera after only a few hours' illness. Mr. Fraser was born in Roxboroughshire, Scotland, in the year 1795, and was consequently at the time of his decease in the 71st year of his age. At the age of 15 years, he entered the British Army and served in the 42nd Highlanders as Lieutenant, in which Regiment both his father and grandfather had served. He was present with his Regiment at all the great


battles during the Peninsular war which crowned the Duke of Wellington's campaign with success. He bore a distinguished share in several battles of Salamanca, Orthes, Vittoria, Burgos, Nive, Nivelle, Pyrenees, Toulouse, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo, and his Regiment, in defending the village of Sarta Moulin and Quatre Bras, lost their Colonel, Macord, and was reduced to less that one‑tenth of its original numbers. Mr. Fraser received medals for Vittoria and Waterloo. He was with the allies during the occupation of Paris, after which he retired on half‑pay. Afterwards he served in South America, but on leaving the service this time, he came to Canada, and on his passage got wrecked off Cape Race. He afterwards settled in Verulam, from whence he removed to Peterborough where he has resided for upwards of 20 years. In the troublous times of 1837‑38, his services were speedily offered to, and accepted by, the Government. He served in the sedentary militia as captain. For many years, he has acted as magistrate, and has performed the duties of his office with ability and impartiality. The loss of the brave old man will be very generally regretted.

 

SMITH - On Saturday morning, an aged coloured man, named John Smith, was found dead in his bed at his house in Catherine street. A jury was empaneled, and an inquest held before Coroner McIntosh yesterday afternoon at Daniel Orr's tavern, John street. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Rosebrugh who gave the result which revealed unmistakable evidence that the deceased was a very hard drinker. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the doctor's testimony.

 

TAYLOR - The Essex "Record" says: On Wednesday evening, a young coloured girl named Mary E. Taylor, being a servant in the family of James Dougall, Esq., went to the dock in front of the Custom House to get a pail of water, and fell into the river, and was drowned. At the place she was standing, there is a heavy piece of timber about half way between the surface of the dock and the water, and it was while standing on this, that she fell in. Notwithstanding that diligent search was made, the body was not recovered.

 

November 21, 1866

 

GUNN - Died at Komoka, on the 18th instant, Mary Ellen, youngest daughter of D. C. Gunn, late of this city, in her 24th year. The funeral will take place from the G.W.R. station, Hamilton, on Wednesday, the 21st, at 3 p.m. The attendance of friends is requested.

 

JONES - A fatal accident occurred in Wardsville on Thursday afternoon. A boy named Jones, about 11 years of age, residing near Glencoe, was playing on a clapboard roof. It was wet and slippery, and one of the poles giving way, the boy fell from the building. The pole struck him on the head, killing him instantly.


November 23, 1866

 

VILA - Died on the 22nd November, of consumption, Isabella Vila, aged 35 years, having borne a lingering illness with Christian fortitude and uncomplaining patience. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her mother, Mrs. Vila, on Bay street, near Wilson street, on Saturday the 24th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.

 

November 24, 1866

 

KYNSON - A stranger, named Kynson, on his way up the river Aux Lievre, was drowned last week while attempting to ascend a rapid in his canoe. His body has not been found

 

CLARKE - A most painful and deplorable accident happened in the Township of Dumfries on Saturday last whereby a farmer named William Clarke received such dreadful injuries that he succumbed about four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. The unfortunate man resided on the farm belonging to Mr. Cavers near Galt, and on the day we have mentioned was engaged in threshing out his wheat with Mr. Gilholme's machine and steam engine. Things had proceeded smoothly up to a little past eleven o'clock when Mr. Clarke went to clear up the loose straw and grain lying about the machine. After doing so, Mr. Clarke went to hand the broom over the connecting rod to another person when by some means the sleeve of his frock got caught in a joint of the coupling, twisting it up with frightful rapidity, and drawing Mr. Clarke with it.

The accident was instantly observed by Mr. William Bell who had charge of the machine and steam was quickly shut off, but upon his removal, it was found that Mr. Clarke's injuries were of the most dreadful character. The arm was, in fact, nearly torn from the socket, a large piece of bone protruding through the flesh at the back. The forearm was broken in several places and the flesh torn and mangled. Several of his ribs were broken, besides other minor wounds and contusions. Medical assistance was immediately sent for, and as soon as possible, Drs. Philip and Kerr of Galt were in attendance on the sufferer. Their efforts to save him however were in vain, and he expired on Tuesday afternoon. The extent of his injuries may be inferred from the fact that it was found impossible to replace the shoulder joint without first cutting away a portion of the bone. Mr. Clarke was a man in the prime of life, and his terrible death has cast quite a gloom over a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

 

CROOKS - Mr. Robert Crooks, an old and esteemed citizen of Toronto, died this morning at his residence in the city. Mr. Crooks, in his younger days, occupied one of the foremost positions


among our lawyers, both as far as ability and amount of business was concerned. To a certain extent, he had of late years, retired from the practice of his profession and has been one of the aldermen of the city council. His death will be mourned by his many friends.

 

November 27, 1866

 

HARVEY - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Mrs. Mary, relict of the late Patrick Harvey, aged 76 years. The funeral will leave her late dwelling, corner of Tyburn and Cherry streets, on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 

MURPHY - As a man named Murphy, a brakesman on the Grand Trunk Railway, was going home from his work, he was knocked down near the Union Station, and instantly killed by the Great Western express train last evening. Deceased was literally cut to pieces.

 

November 28, 1866

 

MALONEY - Between seven and eight o'clock on Monday evening, a man named John Maloney, occasionally employed in the grain storehouse of Mr. J. Williamson on the wharf at the foot of Bay street, fell from the floor of the upper storey of the building into a grain bin, a distance of twenty‑one feet, and received such injuries that he died about four o'clock yesterday morning. Deceased was about 30 years of age, a steady hard‑working man, and leaves a wife and children to mourn the result of the unhappy accident. Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held on the body in Foster's hotel, James street, before Coroner McIntosh.

Several witnesses were examined. From their testimony, we gather the fo1lowing facts. Malcolm McAlpin, the person in charge of the store house, employed several men, as was customary for him to do, to work in the grain bins on the evening in question, there being a vessel to load. Among others, the deceased was engaged to assist, and on going home to procure a shovel to use in the work, the other parties engaged took the only lamp and went down into the bin where they were all to be employed.

On coming back to the storehouse and on feeling in the dark for the entrance to the ladder which was on a level with the bin, and there being no guard around the opening, it is supposed that his foot slipped and he fell into an adjoining empty bin, striking on some iron rods extending through the same, which together with the force of the fall on the floor, broke his back and inflicted other injuries. When picked up, he was unable to speak, but on partially recovering from the shock produced by the fall, he complained of the injuries in his back, which were the only words spoken before death. The witnesses who were examined were unanimous in the expression of


 dissatisfaction with the opening of the bins which were pronounced dangerous. Drs Rosebrugh and Mullen, who made the post mortem examination on the body, stated that the spine was fractured between the shoulder blades, which was the cause of death. At the close of the evidence, most of the members of the jury being anxious to examine the scene of the accident, they repaired thither. On their return, the following verdict was recorded: That the deceased, John Maloney, came to his death from injuries received by falling into a bin in Williamson's grain storehouse in this city on the evening of the 26th instant. The jury, after hearing the evidence and carefully examining the premises, are of the opinion that the building is dangerous from the want of sufficient guard around the opening into the bins; also that when men work there at night, there ought to be a light. The jury therefore, are of the opinion that there has been culpable negligence in this particular in the proprietors or persons in charge of the warehouse in not having attended to those matters.

 

DUFRESNE - On Friday evening last, an inquest was held at Guelph on the body of Stephen Dufresne who was killed by the recent accident on the G.T.R. near Breslau. The coroner summed up the evidence, and the jury, after a short deliberation, brought in the following verdict: The jurors find that the deceased, Stephen Dufresne, came to his death from injuries received while traveling on the cars on the morning express train on the Grand Trunk railway in consequence of the train running off the track near Breslau station on the 16th November instant, and we are of the opinion, from a due consideration of the evidence, that the disaster was purely accidental and that no blame attaches to the Grand Trunk company or any of their officials.

 

December 5, 1866

 

HARBOTTLE - Died on the 3rd instant, Katie Anne, the infant daughter of Captain Harbottle, aged 1 year.

 

December 11, 1866

 

HENDERSON - Coroner Rosebrugh held an inquest on the body of Johanna Henderson who was found dead in the commons near the Crystal palace yesterday morning. The evidence went to show that the deceased was living with a man named William Bowden, a butcher by trade, and both were very intemperate and were in the constant habit of quarreling; that on Sunday night, he had put her out of the house and would not allow her to enter; that she had wandered into the common and lay down being very much under the influence of liquor at the time; that being thinly clothed and the night extremely cold, she had frozen to death. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with these facts.


 

December 12, 1866

 

GORDON - Died on the 26th of November, at Elgin, Scotland, the Rev. Campbell Gordon, A.M., son of the late Robert Gordon, D.D., of Edinburgh.

 

TAYLOR - Died on the 11th instant, at his residence, King William street, Mr. George Henry

Taylor, a native of the city of London, England, son‑in‑law of the late James Wilson, of Cooksville, C.W.

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.

The rest of that man is peace” (Psalm 37:37)

The funeral will take place to‑morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 

December 14, 1866

 

HAMILTON (Toronto) - This morning, Colonel George Hamilton, one of the oldest pioneers of Canada, died at his residence on Jarvis street. The lamented gentleman has for some months past been in delicate health, and it is said that the news of the Upper Canada Bank, in which all his capital was invested having suspended payment, gave his system a nervous shock that he had not strength to recover from. The departed gentleman was an old and respected citizen , having for nearly half a century resided in Toronto and its vicinity. He leaves an aged widow to mourn his loss which will be equally felt by a numerous circle of friends who enjoyed his friendship during his lifetime.

 

December 17, 1866

 

YOUNG - Died on Friday, the 14th instant, George Donaldson, aged 16 months, son of Mr. Robert Young, of Messrs Young and Brother, John street. The funeral will take place on Monday at one o'clock from Mr. Young's residence, Catherine street. Friends will please accept this notice.

 

December 22, 1866

 

BOWEN - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Major Arthur Bowen, formerly of Haversford  West, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, late of H.R.H. 11th Regiment, Foot, in the 83rd year of his age. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. Duffield, Upper James street, on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock for the place of interment, Barton churchyard. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


December 26, 1866

 

CLARK - Died in Glanford, on the 17th instant, Mary, third daughter of Mr. Joseph Clark, in the 23rd year of her age.

 

METCALFE - Died on Friday, December 21st, at her residence in Hamilton, Jane, widow of the late Robert Metcalfe, Esq., formerly of Hull, England, and daughter of the late Samuel Wharton, Sr., Esq., of Scarborough, England, in her 82nd year. The funeral will take place on Thursday next, 27th instant, from her late residence, Gore street. Friends will please accept this invitation.

 

WINGFIELD - Died on the 21st instant, at the residence of her son‑in‑law, Alexander McIntyre, London. C.W., Annie Hamilton, relict of the late John Wingfield, of Hamilton, aged 72 years.

 

December 26, 1866

 

HAND - Died at Dundas, on the 22nd December, Mrs. Ann Hand, aged 78 years.