Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1870


January 1, 1870


BELL - Died at Colchester, on the 25th of December, 1869, at the residence of his father, Mr. James Bell, son of James Bell, Esq., aged 28 years, of consumption, much regretted by a large circle of friends and relations. Another victim of the Fenians, he took cold when on active duty as a volunteer three years ago.


January 3, 1870


DIXON - Thomas Dixon, engineer of the "Pierrepoint", was drowned at Kingston on Thursday last.


GOODING - (Huron Signal) We regret sincerely that it is our sad duty to have to record the death of a gentleman whom we have known in this town for more than thirty years. J. K. Gooding, the uncle of our present townsmen, D. Shade and W. F. Gooding, was one of the earliest settlers of the Huron Tract, having come in about the year, 1828, and ultimately connected with the settlement. He spent his early career in this section as an Indian trader. Afterwards he was employed in purchasing the right of way for the Grand Trunk Railway between Goderich and Stratford. In late years, he has lived in happiness and comfort among his friends, honoured and respected by all who came in contact with him. He died on Sunday morning last in the 6lst year of his age.


January 4, 1870


BROWN - A man named Andrew Brown, a letter carrier in the Toronto post office, was found lying on the street at five o'clock on New Year's morning in a dying condition. He was removed to an adjoining house, and soon after expired. Cause - exposure and intoxication.


BURROWS - Died in this city, on the 31st ultimo, Mary, daughter of Mr. Thomas Burrows, aged 4 years and 8 months.


WILSON - We are sorry to have to announce the death of the Rev. Dr. B. J. L. Wilson, some time since, minister of the Baptist church of this city. The deceased, who was very highly respected by his numerous friends, died in Toronto on the 1st instant, A few years back, he joined the Church of England, and was admitted to holy orders by the Bishop of Huron, and appointed to the mission of Morpeth where, by his undenying labours, he endeared himself to all his people. He was appointed but a short time since to the Parish of Sarnia, but failing health obliged him to apply for leave of absence. For the last few months he has been resident in Toronto,


but the change produced no improvement in his health. He has sunk under the inroads of consumption, fully prepared for his great change. The funeral is expected to reach the Burlington cemetery at about half past two to-day.


January 5 1870


COOKE - Died on the 10th ultimo, at Kensington, London, England, Sarah, widow of the late Lieut, D. R. K. Cooke, R.N., and mother of William Cooke, Esq., Merchants Bank, Galt, Ontario, aged 70 years.


MCKINDSEY - Died at Milton, County of Halton, on Thursday, the 30th December, 1869, George Crawford, only child of Mr. Sheriff McKindsey, aged 7 years and 6 months.


January 7, 1870


MCPHERSON - Died at No 12 Hess street, on the morning of the 6th instant, Ellis W. Hyman, infant son of Mr. John McPherson, aged 7 months. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the 8th current.


LYONS - On Wednesday morning, about 6:40 a.m., an explosion took place in the cotton factory at St. Gabriel's docks, Montreal, owned by Mr. P. Wood. The boiler used for drying the manufactures and propelling the machinery when the water was low, burst, destroying the building with its contents and deranging the machinery inside the mill. The night watchman, James Lyons, was found dangerously injured beside the pump, and died during the afternoon. The employees were just coming to their work. The boiler was literally torn to pieces.


ARNOLDT - A fatal accident occurred in Toronto on Tuesday evening. It appears that Miss Arnoldt of that city was coming down King street from Brock street when opposite Sheddon's stables, a span of carriage horses belonging to Mr. Ludlow, which had been detached from the vehicle in the yard adjoining Mr. Ludlow's house, rushed down a lane and along the sidewalk. Miss Arnoldt attempted to run into the road, but unfortunately did not do so in time, for the horses reared and struck her down, inflicting a severe wound on the unfortunate lady's head. She was carried to the house of her mother, 311 King street, where she expired.


JOHNSON - Peter Johnson, coloured, was found dead on New Year's morning in his shanty in the village of Ireland, near London, Ontario. Deceased was one hundred and four years old. He saw, and spoke to, George Washington, and has lived to see all the presidential elections up to that of General Grant. He had a warrant from the Attorney General of the United States for

his freedom. He often remarked that he could die in peace if only he lived to see the bonds of slavery removed from the South. From all appearances, he fell from his chair and died without a struggle. Deceased had been a resident of the village of Ireland and vicinity for over thirty years, and was generally respected.


January 8, 1870


WHITE - Died lately at St. Leonard's on Sea, Sussex, of rapid consumption, Gertrude I., aged 24 years, the only daughter of T. Houghton White, Esq., of 35 Harcourt street, Mt. Salus, County of Dublin. The deceased was niece to the Rev. J. Hebden, of this city.


JONES - (Montreal) In the case of the woman, Sarah Jones, who died suddenly, the coroner's jury returned a verdict of death from apoplexy.


January 10, 1870


SHEPHERD - Died on Saturday, the 8th instant, in Hamilton, Henry Shepherd, a native of Nottingham, England, and late of the Locomotive Department, G.W.R., aged 45 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 5 Margaret street, at 2 o'clock p.m. to-day.


January 11, 1870


HODGINS - A man named Hodgins, for several years sexton of St. John's Church, Peterborough, died very suddenly on Sunday last. We learn that he was clearing away the snow and sprinkling the pathway leading to the church with ashes when he dropped down, and when first discovered a few moments after, was breathing his last. The service in the church was a most solemn and impressive one. The Rev. J. W. B. Beck addressed the congregation from the church before the sermon and hymns appropriate were sung.


MILLS - Died on the morning of the 9th instant, Augusta, third daughter of William H. Mills, Esq., aged 9 years. The funeral will leave her father's residence, Main street west, to-day (Tuesday) a t 2 o'clock p.m.


January 12, 1870


MURPHY - Two men, named Shea and Murphy, at Port Hood, Cape Breton, after some rough play, proposed to fight a duel, and calling on some friends to act as seconds, they stood up with pistols. Shea, as he says, immediately fired his pistol, shooting Murphy in the left side. He died shortly after.

January 15, 1870


LENNON - Died on the 13th instant, at her son's residence, Wellington Square, Eleanor, relict of the late Thomas Herbert Lennon, Esq., Lieutenant Royal Artillery, aged 96.


MCDONALD - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Donald McDonald took place this morning, the burial service being performed in St. Patrick's Church, notwithstanding the early hour, half past seven, and the extreme cold, the attendance was very respectable.


January 17, 1870


HOWITT - Dr. Howitt died in Guelph on Friday night. He was widely known, and much and deservedly respected as a man, and highly popular as a physician. The community mourn his loss with heartfelt sorrow.


BAGLEY - Thomas Bagley was frozen to death on the 12th instant, near his residence on the Severn River, about two miles from Severn Bridge, Muskoka District.


MURPHY - The St. John "Globe" relates the following. A discovery of a rather startling nature was made this morning near L'Etang by some person living near there, who was attracted to the shore by the cries of a man in a boat calling for assistance. When the boat grounded, there was found in it a dead man. The facts as far as I have been enabled to gather them are that the deceased, whose name is Murphy, and his companion, named Riordan, having been left in charge of a Gloucester fishing schooner called the "Flag of Truce" of Truro, lying in Bliss Harbour, started in the schooner-boat and proceeded to the head of the L'Etang River, a distance of six or seven miles, where they bought two quarts of liquor, and started on their return to the vessel. The survivor says that his companion drank about a quart of the liquor, and becoming very intoxicated fell overboard twice, and was pulled into the boat again, that the boat grounded, and he (Riordan) laid on the beach in the lee of the vessel while Murphy remained in it. At what time Murphy died, his companion seems to be entirely ignorant of. The boat containing the body was brought by order of Captain Randall to his place at L'Etang where it now lies. Information was immediately given to the proper authorities. An inquest will be held to-morrow. The deceased, it is said, belongs to Nova Scotia where he has some relatives now living.


JACKSON - (Montreal) Yesterday a man, named Charles Jackson, a machinist, drank nearly two quarts of raw whiskey in a house on Prince street, and was found lying dead upon the floor quite dead. This morning, an inquest was held upon the body, and the following verdict returned by the jury: Died from congestion of the brain resulting from intemperance. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely end.


MILLS - Died at Whitby, on the 3rd instant, Sarah Ann, wife of Mr. Isaac Mills, insurance agent of this city, aged 34 years.


January 19, 1370


MCCOMB - Died on the 18th instant, at his late residence, Brooklyn, New York, John McComb, formerly of this city, aged 22 years and 2 months. The funeral will leave his brother's residence, No 72 Vine street, on Friday, 21st instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LEFEBVRE - (Quebec) An old man, named Jacques Lefebvre, hanged himself yesterday at his son's residence in Charlesburg street. He was 60 years of age. No reasonable motive can be assigned for the rash act


January 20, 1870


WHICHER - On Friday morning last, Mr. Samuel Whicher, of Caledonia village, was found dead in his bed at the residence of Mr. John Whicher, Plank Road, Seneca. Coroner Messenger was called upon to hold an inquest upon the body, when after hearing all the evidence, the jury brought in a verdict: Died from natural causes.


GARVIE - (Halifax) We regret having to announce the death of Dr. Garvie, Medical Officer of this city, who expired at his residence last evening. The deceased was a skilful surgeon and a kind-hearted man, while the amiability of his disposition won for him the respect and esteem of his acquaintances.


JOHNSON - One of our oldest inhabitants, Mr. James Johnson, of the Township of Onslow, started from his home on Saturday afternoon with his axe for the purpose, it was supposed, to fell a tree. His wife awaited his return till a late hour, and thinking he had gone to his son's house which was hard by, retired to rest. On Sunday morning, she became alarmed at his continued absence, and went to the house of her son. She was informed that he had not been there. A search was made, and the old man's body was discovered under a tree which had fallen over him. His skull had been fractured by one of the branches and his person badly mutilated.


DRYNAN - Died on the 18th instant, Lizzie Drynan, aged 20 years.

The funeral will leave the residence of her father, No 24 Lock street north, on to-day (Thursday) afternoon at 3 of clock.


TRUMBULL - Mr. Trumbull, of Hess street, who was injured at the time of the melancholy death of the late Captain Zealand, died from his injuries on Tuesday morning.


DEAN - The wife of Mr. Samuel Dean, Saltfleet, was found dead in her bed yesterday morning, having retired in the evening previous in apparently good health. She had for some time been inflicted with heart disease, and the supposition is that it caused her death.


January 21, 1870


LEITCH - A clerk in employment in the Great Western Railway Freight Department at Clifton, named John Leitch, 28 years of age, was found dead in his bed at the American Hotel in that place on Wednesday evening. A small package of morphine was found on the table near his bed.


January 22, 1870


MENET - Died in New York city, on Wednesday, January 19th, James Albert, youngest son of Albert and Annie Menet, aged one year, seven months, and sixteen days.


DOUCETTE - A correspondent of the Yarmouth "Tribune", writing from Tusket, tells the following sad story. Samuel Doucette, a French Acadian, about fifty years of age, was father of a family of fifteen children, five of whom died within 3 years or four past of different diseases. This summer, the remaining children were one by one attacked with a slow fever, so called, by which eight of the family were prostrated at one time. Six of them have died since September, the two last a few days ago. Of the four left, two are now down with the fever. Their neighbours, all Acadians, are notorious for their dread of any epidemic, and could not be persuaded to enter the house. They would carry wood to the yard, and cut it, and leave food, medicine, etc, outside. As the children died, coffins were prepared and left near the house. The father, who kept up all the time, the wife being ill of consumption, placed the body in the coffin, and left it outside the house. The neighbours took it away and buried it. At last a woman named Doucet, daughter of Joseph Maturine Doucet, Fork Roads, braver than the rest, determined to face the disease, and some weeks ago entered the house where she has been nursing the sufferers. The family have at times had medical advice both from Tusket and Yarmouth, Mr. Doucette is quite a poor man; in fact, the family had no sustenance except that supplied by the kindness of their neighbours.

January 24, 1870


QUIRK - Died at Fort Erie, January 20th, Florence, daughter of John and Ellen Quirk, aged three years, ten months, and fourteen days.


LEITCH - Died on the 19th instant, at Clifton, Ontario, in the 28th year of his age, John, eldest son of the late Captain Angust Leitch, of Greenock, Scotland.


KILGOUR - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Mary Jane, relict of the late John Kilgour, aged 36 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Monday) at 4 o'clock p.m. from Augusta street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NEVILLE - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Isabella, beloved wife of the Rev. Dr. Neville, aged 57 years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. from her late residence on West avenue. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


BOAM -Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Annie, beloved wife of Mr. Silas Boam, aged 24 years. The funeral will leave her late residence at 47 Locomotive street to-day, Monday, the 24th instant, at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


January 25, 1870


WALDIE - Died on the 24th instant, at Marshall's Hotel, William Waldie, of the Township of Ancaster, aged 76 years.

Mr. William Waldie, who fell from his horse and was wounded on the head on Wednesday last, died yesterday morning from the effects of the injuries received. The deceased lived in the Township of Ancaster, and was 76 years old.


TORRANCE - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Mr. John Torrance took place at half past two o'clock this afternoon from his former residence, St. Antoine Nail. The procession was very large. The pall bearers were Hon. J.S. Ferrier, Hugh Allan, Esq., Col. Dyde, J.S. Mackenzie, Hon. John Young, Rev. Dr. Wilkes.


January 27, 1870


TREW - Died on the 30th December, at 2 St Margaret' s Terrace, Cheltenham. Laura, widow of the late Archdeacon Trew, D.D., aunt of A. T. Wood, Esq., of this city, aged 67.

MURDOCH - The funeral of the Rev. William Murdoch, of Galt, took place on Monday.


CRANSTON - On Saturday last, a venerable farmer named Cranston and his wife, aged 69, were returning to their home in Sydenham, and past the toll gate, a sleigh coming from the opposite direction struck one of the whiffle trees, detaching the trace therefrom, causing the horses to run away. Mrs. Cranston, manifesting an intention to jump out, her husband forbade her doing so, saying she would be killed. Notwithstanding, she jumped out and struck her head against a pile of stones on the roadside within a hundred yards of the nearest tavern in Catarqui whither the horses directed their course, & were there checked in their progress by some men on the spot. Mrs. Cranston, insensible, was conveyed to the residence of Dr. Sparham who pronounced her case hopeless, as blood issued from her nose and ears, and her eyes were suffused with blood, indicating severe concussion of the brain. Her head also was deeply cut on one side of the ear from which blood flowed profusely. In less than half an hour, the old lady breathed her last. Much sympathy is shown by the inhabitants of Catarqui, two or three of whom accompanied the disconsolate old man and the corpse to Sydenham.


PIKE - Intelligence has been received of a shocking murder at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. The victim was a young woman named Pike, respectably connected. When last seen alive, she was in company of her cousin of the same name. The latter was arrested, but had to be discharged for want of evidence. Since then, additional facts have transpired and a cable despatch was sent authorizing his detention at Liverpool for which port he had sailed as mate of a vessel.


DESJARDINS - (Quebec) An inquest was held on the body of Miss Desjardins, aged 30 years, who poisoned herself while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity.


January 28, 1870


DINEEN - A very promising young man, named Daniel Dineen, was killed on Monday last at West Flamborough. He went out chopping with another young man, his cousin, and while at work, a tree lodged, and in attempting to clear it, the tree fell suddenly, breaking his back and inflicting such other injuries that he survived only about an hour. Poor Dineen was about 20 years of age, and his sad fate is mourned by a large circle of friends.


MORTICE - (Montreal) Yesterday, a boy named Mortice, residing in King street, while crossing Wellington street, was run over by one of Sheridan's Grand Trunk teams, and instantly killed.

January 29, 1870


LAWRY - Died at Barton, on the 27th instant, Mary Jane, the beloved wife of H. J. Lawry, Esq., aged 48 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at half past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCCALLUM - Died in this city, on Friday, the 28th instant, William McCallum, a native of Argyleshire, Scotland, in the 93rd year of his age.


January 31, 1870


LAWRY - The funeral of the deceased wife of Mr. J. Lawry took place yesterday from her late residence. The line of carriages was of considerable length; in fact, the hearse had passed the corner of Market street before the last of the vehicles had left Maria street. Among the gentlemen present were Charles Magill, Esq., M.D., and the ex-mayor, Mr. O'Reilly.


February 1, 1870


CRAWFORD - On the 12th instant, the house of a man named Crawford, on West River, P.E.I., was burned to the ground, and his wife and three children and a boy who lived with the family, were burned to death.


UMBERGER - At Tillsonburg, on Friday morning, Wesley Darling, aged 21, stabbed John Umberger, aged 16, in the thigh. The artery being severed, he bled to death. The murder occurred in a school-house before the arrival of the teacher. The murderer has been arrested.


BLIGH - Died at his late residence, in London, Ontario, on the 30th ultimo, Mr. John Bligh, aged 47 years. The funeral will leave the Great Western Railway station here, on the arrival of the day express, on Wednesday, the 2nd of February, at 4:25 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation and attend without further notice.


MCCALLUM - Yesterday, there were consigned to their last resting place the remains of William McCallum, who died at the advanced age of 93 years. The deceased was one of the few remaining veterans of the naval wars which marked the close of the last and the beginning of the present century. He fought at the battle of Trafalgar in one of the advanced ships of Collingwood's column and was wounded during the heat of the engagement. He was one at the ill-starred Walcheron expedition, and was present with the naval brigade at the siege of Badajos. He served many years in the naval service of the East India Company, and took part in many

battles, single vessels, and less dangerous, though less glorious to those engaged in them than battles of larger dimensions. For nearly forty years, he was a resident of this city.


February 2, 1870


CLARK - A brakeman named Clark of a freight train on the Grand Trunk was killed at Acton on Tuesday night.


DENAHAY - A man named Charles Denahay, a discharged artilleryman, died in the London police cells on Friday morning.


MCKELLAR - The funeral of Dr. McKellar took place at Strathroy on Monday. The funeral procession, with the people on foot, was fully a mile and a half in length, and occupied the entire distance from the late residence of the deceased to the cemetery. After the funeral, a meeting was held in the Town Hall, when it was resolved to open a subscription list for the erection of a monument to the deceased gentleman, and from the enthusiasm which the project has been taken hold of, it will soon be accomplished.


SMITH - We learn the following additional particulars of the sad accident, that occurred in the mine of Cooke Bro., Marmora, lately, and which was announced a few days since by telegram. The two men, Smith and Blackburn, were in the act of loading a hole with gunpowder in order to fire a blast when it went off prematurely, the tamping iron passing through the right eye of Smith, coming out at the back of the head two inches, and had to be pulled out by main force. He died in two hours and a half after the accident. Blackburn's right arm was shattered to pieces and had to be amputated. The operation was performed the same evening by Dr. Jones of Marmora, assisted by Dr. Sutton of Madoc. On Thursday last he was doing as well as could be expected, and no fears of his life are entertained.


HARRIS - Last evening, about half past six o'clock, a coloured woman, named Lucinda Harris, was found lying on the steps of the house of a lady residing on John street on which she had fallen when apparently seeking admittance. She was promptly carried in, being able to tell her name, and complaining of cold although remarkably warmly clad, and restoratives being administered, seemed, although then sensible, to be in no immediate danger. Her friends were communicated with without delay, but were unable to come to her assistance. Meanwhile every service possible was thoughtfully rendered by the lady's housemaid, until symptoms of further uneasiness having manifested themselves, it became advisable to summon medical aid. Dr. Held was in prompt attendance at about six p.m., but life had became extinct a few moments before his arrival. Shortly after,


several members of the Good Samaritan Society, of which the deceased had been a member, arrived, and the body was removed under their escort to the dead-house where an inquest will be held to-day. Deceased had formerly been in service in this city, but has been for some time back absent in the States. It transpired, however, that she had returned to town yesterday, but without communicating with any of her acquaintance. Until the post mortem examination is held, it is impossible to conjecture the cause of her death.


February 3, 1870


MCARTHUR - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, of consumption, Kate, the beloved wife of Mr. James McArthur, aged 20 years and 2 months. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 131 West avenue, on Thursday afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


February 4, 1370


WYNDHAM - A private telegram, received yesterday morning, informs us that. General Sir Charles Wyndham died on Thursday evening at 3 o'clock in Jacksonville, Florida.


HARRIS - The inquest on the body of Lucinda Harris, which was adjourned on Wednesday for the purpose of making a post mortem examination of the body, was again heard last evening. Dr. Alexander Reid gave a lengthy account of the state in which he found the body on opening it. He described the lungs as being congested, the heart enlarged and adhering to the pericardium, and the lungs also enlarged. On opening the head, he found the covering of the brain raised, and on opening it, found a large clot of blood covering the whole of the superior part on one side of the brain. On the Coroner's summing of the evidence, the jury brought in a verdict of apoplexy, brought on by disease of the heart.


February 5, 1870


JORDAN - (Ottawa) An inquest was held to-day on the body of a child named Jordan who was accidentally poisoned last night. The father of the child went to Dr. Phelion who prescribed a citrate of morphine in mistake for quinine. On discovering his mistake, Dr. Phelion went at once to the house to administer an emetic, but death ensued in a few minutes. Mary Jordan who had taken some of the powder was affected for some time, but recovered. The jury returned a verdict of death by mistake, with a strong caution as to the careful separation of poisons from other medicines.

February 8, 1870


WEST - An accident resulting in the immediate death of Thomas West, a carpenter residing in Belleville, occurred on Friday morning. From the evidence taken at the inquest held by Coroner Macdonnall, it appears that, deceased was engaged in building and hired two teamsters to go to Shanonnville whence he proceeded along with them. While returning, the horses drawing the sleigh on which West was seated, shied at some large stones in the ditch opposite the house of Mr. George Williams. The frightened animals jumped towards the opposite fence against which the sleigh collided and turned over. West was caught between two heavy sticks of timber which were on the sleigh, and squeezed to death. Dr. Lister examined the body, but no marks were to be found. The deceased leaves a wife and four children.


NEWTON, PACKMAN - Two young men, named Francis Newton and Edward Packman, were drowned in Toronto bay on Sunday. They had skated over to the Island in safety, but when returning, near the centre of the Bay opposite the City Hall, they accidentally skated into an air hole, hand in hand, and were drowned. A little boy was on the ice at the time and a couple of yards from them when they were drowned. He saw them a moment before they reached the fatal spot skating hand in hand, Mr. Newton, who was a good skater, being then in the act of instructing his companion in the execution of some fancy movements. Upon missing them, young McCann looked in the direction where they were, and saw their heads appear above the water. The unfortunate young men cried out for assistance, but not being in reach, they sank to the bottom and were drowned. The boy, McCann, hastened home and informed his father of the sad accident, whereupon a party were organized to proceed to the place where the accident occurred to search for the bodies. Mr. Thomas Tinning, Mr. William Ward,, and a large number of others went out in boats, and after searching in the air hole for about an hour, Mr. Thomas Tinning drew the bodies to the surface, and strange to say, their hands were still clasped together just as they were when the young men were drowned.


SNIDER - Died at Ancaster, on the 4th February, Margaret, wife of P. M. Snider, aged 76 years and 1 month.


SUTHERLAND - Died at Port Stanley, on Monday, the 31st ultimo, Lachlin Sutherland, M.D., aged 28 years and 3 months. The deceased was one who had won the greatest esteem from all his acquaintances not only for his affable manner but also as one who stood high in his profession. His remains were interred in the family burying ground at Ingersoll, on the 3rd instant.


February 9, 1870


SCHUPKEGEL - (Port Colborne) A German pedlar from Buffalo, named F. Schupkegel, was killed last night on the road, four miles east of Drummondville, by his sleigh upsetting and throwing him out. A woman who was riding with him escaped injury.


COULSON - (Owen Sound) Last night about half past seven o' clock, a boy, about ten years old, son of Mr. J. P. Coulson was drowned in the river. It appears that the deceased and another boy of the same age went to a dangerous part of the river to skate, unknown to their parents. The ice being very thin in places, they broke through, one being carried under and the other being rescued after remaining some time in the water. The body was recovered early in the morning.


BOUDREAU, MCQUILKEN, BIGGEN - (Montreal) A dreadfully fatal accident occurred at Logan's Farm in a field of Mr. Irving's, adjoining the turnpike. Three men in excavating a sand pit were crushed to death by the roof of the mound caving in. The names of the deceased are: J. B. Boudreau, John McQuilken, and Joseph Biggen.


February 10, 1870


KERR - Died at Tuscarora, Grand River, on Wednesday, February 9, 1870, in the 35th year of his age, Joseph Brant Winnette Kerr, second son of the late Lieut. Co1. William Johnson Kerr of Wellington Square, and grandson of the late Captain Joseph Brant of the Six Nations Indians. The funeral will take place on Friday next, at one o'clock, at the Mohawk Church, near Brantford.


February 11, 1870


CHARLEBOIS - Died in Montreal, on the 5th instant, James Frederick Antoine, beloved and only son of P. G. Charlebois, Esq., aged 3 years and ? months.


February 12, 1870


KELLY - (Ottawa) The funeral of the late Mr. R. W. Kelly, proprietor of the "British Central Canadian" left Matthews Hotel for the train for Brockville to-day.


February 14, 1870


MALLOCH - We learn from a private telegram received in this city that George Malloch, Esq., formerly Judge of the Courts at Leeds and Grenville, died at his residence, Brockville,

very suddenly on Saturday morning, in the 73rd year of his age.


WYNDHAM - The remains of Lieutenant General sir Charles Wyndham arrived at Montreal on Thursday morning. The same train brought Lady Wyndham and captain Hudson, A.D.C. A guard of honour of the Rifle Brigade received the body and conducted it to Gosford Street Chapel. The funeral announcement has not been made.


KELLY - (Ottawa) This morning about 11 o'clock, Mr. R. W. Kelly of Brockville, proprietor of the "British Central Canadian" dropped dead in Matthews Hotel, York street. Dr. Beaublene, who happened to be passing at the time, was called in, but It was too late. The deceased was then quite dead. By the desire of Dr. Beaublene, Dr. Robillard was called in. Constable Favereau was then ordered to summon a jury, and an inquest was held in the hotel. Mr. Matthews and Dr. Robillard were examined. From that of Mr. Matthews it appeared that deceased had just arrived by the train from Brockville to the printers, but as soon as he got into the house, and deposited his carpetbag, he was walking across the floor when he fell in the position in which he was seen by Dr. Beaublene, the coroner. Dr. Robillard gave evidence that the deceased died of apoplexy, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.


WYNDHAM - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Lieut. General Sir Charles A. Wyndham took place to-day at 2 p.m. The Garrison troops, staff, and departments paraded on Craig street at a quarter to two. The Field Battery of the 4th Brigade, furnished with twenty-six rounds of blank ammunition, and the Rifle Brigade with three rounds, composed the firing party. The funeral service was partly performed in the Garrison Chapel, Gosford street, where the body was deposited on its arrival at Montreal. On the corpse's being brought out of the Chapel, the infantry presented arms and then moved off by fours left in front, preceded by three guns of the Field Battery. The public offices and many of the stores along the line of march were closed. The Champ de Mars, and streets were crowded with citizens and spectators. The procession moved up Craig street, St. Lawrence street, and Main street to Mile End, and thence to Mount Royal cemetery where at the close of the religious obsequies, the firing party were drawn up and completed the ceremony. The body was then deposited in a vault, preparatory to its transshipment to England in the spring. Prince Arthur, accompanied by Colonel Hamilton, walked in rear of the funeral cortege. The Governor General was unable to attend the funeral owing to the approaching opening of the Ottawa parliament. He was represented by Colonel McNeil, Military Secretary.


February 15, 1870


SHARP - A woman named Elizabeth Sharp, living in Sidney, eight miles from Brockville, in a fit of insanity, hung herself on Tuesday night last. She leaves a family.


HOTCHKISS - Mrs. Benjamin Hotchkiss died suddenly from the effects of a dose mixed by some person with a portion of the medicine previously left for her by her physician.


MALLOCH - Died at Brockville, on the 13th instant, George Malloch, Esq., late Judge of the County Court of Leeds and Grenville, in the 72nd year of his age.


YEO - Died at the residence of Silas Bond, Barton, on Friday, February 11th, Mrs. Patty Boundy Yeo, in her 50th year, relict of the late Benjamin Yeo, of Paris, in the Province of Ontario, and formerly of Devonshire, England.


MATHIESON - Yesterday's telegrams announce the death of the Rev. Alexander Mathieson, D.D. The deceased may be said to have been the father of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Dumbarton in 1823, ordained by then on the 19th of October, 1826, arrived in Montreal on the 24th of December in that year, and was inducted as minister of St. Andrew's Church, Montreal, on the Sunday following. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Glasgow in 1837. Dr. Mathieson was highly esteemed and respected by the whole Church, and was much trusted by the Church of Scotland. For many years he has been in infirm health. The funeral will take place on Thursday next.


February 16, 1870


WALLACE - The funeral of the late Captain Robert Wallace took place at Port Hope, on Monday afternoon. The funeral procession was the largest ever seen in that place. All the vessels in the harbour and public buildings had their flags flying at half mast. The stores were closed and business suspended while the procession, which was about a mile long, passed to the Presbyterian burial ground.


IRWIN - A man named James Irwin was burned to death in the village of Clarksburg on the morning of the 12th. He left the house of a neighbour to go to his shanty in which he lived alone about nine o'clock the evening previous. About two o'clock, the building was discovered to be on fire. When the flames were got under, the remains of the unfortunate man were found close to the door as if he had been attempting his escape when suffocated by the smoke, he fell to the ground. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts.


MUNROE - (St John, N.B.) The execution of Munroe took place at 8 o'clock this morning. At a quarter to eight, the bell commenced tolling, and the black flag was hoisted. The prisoner walked to the platform with a firm step. The Rev. Mr. Lathern offered a short prayer, and the Rev. Mr. Stewart addressed a few words. The gallows used was a beam poised so as to allow an elevation of seven feet and loaded at one end with a heavyweight while the criminal was attached to the other. When the cord was cut, the miserable man was jerked into the air, remaining suspended about two feet from the platform He struggled hard and his suffering appeared to be terrible.

Munroe made a confession to sheriff Harding in presence of the Rev. Messrs Stewart and Lathern on February 14th to the following effect. It was during a trip to Fredericton with my wife that I first thought the spot I previously visited with Miss Vail, and which was described at, the trial, was a suitable spot to commit a bad act. I went out again with Miss Vail on the Saturday following to about the same place. We went off the road a little way together and sat down. I went into the bushes. The child cried and I came out again. I was angry and I strangled the child. I did not know it was actually dead. As she, Miss Vail, was rising, I shot her in the head. I threw brush over her face and some over her hands, and left at once. I cannot say that money was not one of the motives of the act. I do not, say it was in self-defence that I killed Miss Vail. It was the money, my anger with her at the time, and bad thoughts on and after the trip to Fredericton, working together, caused me to do the bad act. The letter written by me to Mr. Crear was written by me and mailed in Boston by a friend of mine. I never killed any other person or child.

Signed: John A. Munroe Witnesses: Charles Stuart John Pattern


February 19, 1870


RUSH - Died in this city, on Friday morning, the 18th instant, at her father's residence, Sarah Ann Rush, youngest and last surviving child of John Rush, aged 20 years and 8 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence, Pearl street, on Sunday, the 21st instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


KOBIACHKY - Gottlieb Kobiachky, who lived on a farm in the neighbourhood of Neustadt, Township of Normanby, Ontario, hung himself last week. He did not live on good terms with his wife, and for some violence offered to her, he was sent to Owen Sound jail, having failed to find sureties to keep the peace. The amount required was very large, and he appealed against it, got it reduced, and we believe found sureties, and got out of jail. He was in Walkerton on Monday


of last week on some business. On his way home, he stopped at Carlsrube, made his will, and went home and hung himself.


HILL - Coroner Dr. McMahon, of Dundas, held an inquest at Hunter's schoolhouse, Beverly, on the body of a man named Charles Hill who had died very suddenly on Thursday night. From the evidence taken at the inquest, it appears that the deceased, who was of unsound mind, lived in a shanty with his brother and sister, James and Lucy Hill, that he was sometimes very stubborn and had to be tied down, and very lately he had been struck and beaten by his brother. It was also given in evidence that on the previous Tuesday evening he had wandered out of the shanty and had been seen to fall heavily on his back in the road from whence he was removed to the house by a person who saw him fall, after assistance had been obtained. The medical evidence of Drs. Cornwall and Miller went to show that death had resulted from erysipelas which may have been caused by a fall, a bruise, or a blow. Deceased had no medical attendance. The jury, of which Mr. James McCormick was foreman, rendered a verdict to the effect that Charles Hill came to his death by erysipelas caused by bruises the cause of which bruises being unknown to the jury.


February 22, 1870


STEVEN - Died in this city, on Monday morning, the 21st instant, Robert Steven, Sr., a native of Sterlingshire, Scotland, aged 78 years and 8 days. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Catherine and King William streets, on Wednesday, the 23rd, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SWEETMAN - Mr. John Sweetman, a well known and highly respected resident of Guelph Township, came to an untimely end on Saturday night under the following circumstances, It appears that on returning home from the discharge of his duties as assessor for Guelph Township, he left town to walk home by the Grand Trunk Railroad track, a distance of three and a half miles, and when near the eastern semiphore, a short distance from the station where there is a curve in the road, he was struck by the evening accommodation train going west, and received injuries from which he died soon afterwards.


February 23, 1870


O'REILLY - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 22nd instant, of paralysis, Mrs. Sarah O'Reilly, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, aged 51 years. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral without further notice from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. F. Burdett, corner of McNab and Mulberry streets, on Thursday, the 24th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m.


MCGINNIE - (Castleton) A drunken affair took place yesterday afternoon about a mile from this place in which a woman by the name of Margaret McGinnie was brutally murdered by a man by the name of John Ellis. He knocked her down, jumped on her, and stamped her to death. Both were from Trenton. An inquest was held to-day by Dr. Gould, coroner. Ellis is committed for trial.


February 25, 1870


DALLEY - Died in this city, on the 24th Instant, Margaret Jane, the beloved wife of Alfred B. Dalley, aged 21 years, and 10 months. The funeral will leave her late residence, Queen street, north of York, at three o'clock on Sunday, the 27th. Friends are invited to attend.


GRAY - An inquest was held yesterday morning at the King William Street station before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, on the body of Peter Gray, infant son of Florence Gray.

John Olliver of Bartonville, tavern keeper, was sworn and said that Mrs. Gray called on Tuesday last at his house and asked for a bed, that the child was very sick, that he heard the child crying on the following morning at 6½ o'clock and that he said to his wife that he thought the child could not live much longer, that at about 7½. o'clock Mrs. Gray came downstairs and said that her baby was dead. She had said that the morning before she had come from Dundas and was looking for a situation.

Elizabeth Luckin, matron of the Hamilton City Hospital, said that Florence Gray had been in the hospital about five months and that the baby was ten weeks old, that Florence Gray insisted on leaving the hospital on Tuesday last and that before she left she might procure lodgings for the night.

Florence Gray was sworn and said that she came from Spencerville, that the deceased Peter Gray was her child, that she called at a tavern on York street and asked for lodgings but was refused, there being no room. A rattling in the child's throat commenced on her way to the country, and that it continued up to the time of the child's decease, that she did not think the child was dangerously ill and did not call for any assistance.

Mr. Robert R. Gage was sworn and said that Mrs. Gray called at his house between 7 and 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening and said that she was looking for a situation and had been told that Mrs. Gage was in want of a girl. She asked Mrs. Gage to allow her to stay during the night, but Mrs Gage, not having any room, directed her to go to the tavern a little higher up, at the same time telling her to return if she did not procure lodgings.

Charles O'Reilly, M.D., sworn said: I am resident surgeon of the City Hospital. Florence Gray was admitted on the 2nd of September, 1869, and was delivered of a male child on the l4th of

December, 1869, but owing to sickness, she did not leave until Tuesday last, that on examination of the child, he found no marks or bruises externally, but the surface very much blanched. The membrane of the brain slightly congested at the posterior part. The windpipe was filled with viscid mucous, the lungs congested especially the left one, the stomach nearly empty, the contents having no smell. From the blanched appearance of the surface of the body and the internal congestion especially the left lung, he was of opinion that the child died from congestion of the lungs, brought on by exposure to the cold.

After the coroner had summed up, the jury gave the following verdict.: That Peter Gray died from congestion of the lungs brought on by exposure to the cold, and that they do not think that the mother had any intention of causing the death of the child.


February 26, 1870


GLACKMEYER - Died in this city, on Friday morning, the 25th instant, Mrs. Glackmeyer, eldest daughter of Richard Wardell, Esq., late of Woodlands, Township of Ancaster, Ontario, aged 20 years. The funeral will leave her late place of residence on Park street, on Monday, the 28th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


PERRY - Died at Buffalo, on February 25th, 1870, Amelia Jane, the wife of Philip Perry, and daughter of the late Colonel D. K. Servos, in her 32nd year. The funeral will take place from the station, Hamilton, at 2 o'clock p.m. to St. Peter's Church, Barton.


GIFFARD - (Quebec) A young man named Giffard, in the employ of Bertrand & Go, contractors on the International Railway, while on his way down to Metapodia, committed suicide by cutting his throat. His body is on the way up.


MCNEILY - (Montreal) A corner's jury, to-day, returned a verdict from heart disease in the case of a constable named McNeily who dropped dead in the Chaboiles Square station house while making a charge against a prisoner. Deceased bore an excellent reputation. He was aged 44 years and leaves a wife and three children.


February 28, 1870


BISS - Died on the 27th of January, at 115 Albert Road, Morise Town, Devonport, England, Mary, relict of the late William Biss, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario, aged 62 years.

ODELL - (London) The unfortunate man, Odell, who was injured by the explosion of the oil well at Englehart & Co's refinery on Thursday afternoon, died about 2 p.m. on Friday having suffered during the last twenty-four hours the most intense agonies. An idea of the terrible tortures he endured can be formed when it is stated that on being raised from where he was found immediately after the accident, the flesh dropped off his body in shreds.


March 1, 1870


HART - Died in this city, on the 27th of February, Mary Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Andrew Hart. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, the 2nd instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend from her late residence, corner of Market and Hess streets.


CAMPAGNE - (Montreal) An inquest was held this afternoon on the body of a young man who was killed by his grandfather from the cut of a knife in the abdomen. The murderer is one Seraphin Shenette, aged 80. His victim was named Charles Campagne. The tragedy originated from the old man's objection to tobacco smoke and his opening the kitchen door to let the smoke go out, at which the young man remonstrated. The old man used a knife in a sudden moment of passion. Shenette has been committed for trial, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict this afternoon in accordance with the above facts.


March 2, 1870


FALCONER - Mr. James Falconer, sailmaker, of Kingston, and well known on the lakes, died at his residence the day before yesterday.


March 3, 1870


MCALPINE - We learn that a teamster named Neil McAlpine of Glencoe was accidentally killed on Monday evening by the capsizing of a load of lumber. He had not time to get out of the way and was so injured that he expired in a short time after.


March 4, 1870


CALDER - Died at Distributes Reservoir Water Works, on the 3rd instant, George G., son of Mr. William Calder, aged 11 years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, on Saturday, 5th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

March 5, 1870


JOHNSTON - Died at New Haven, Connecticut, on March 1st instant, of scarlet fever, Maggie L., only child of James and Emma Johnston, aged 2 years and 11 months.


STEVEN - Died in this city, after a painful illness, on this Saturday morning, the 5th instant, Fanny Helen, eldest daughter of Robert and Eliza Steven, aged 3 years and 7 months.


March 7, 1870


TRILLER - Died on Saturday, March 5th, at Wellington Square, John Triller, Esq., in the 70th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence for Burlington cemetery on Tuesday, the 8th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

We chronicle to-day the death of John Triller, Esq., which took place at Burlington Square on Saturday last. Mr. Triller was a very old resident of this city, having resided in it when it was but a village, and a very small village at that. Over fifteen years he was a member of the City Council. His kindness of disposition and the undeviating honesty of his character earned for him the esteem and confidence of a large circle of friends who will mourn his departure notwithstanding that he had reached the ripe age of seventy years.


KIRKWOOD - An inquest was held on Saturday at Orr's tavern, foot of John street, by Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, on the body of Margaret Kirkwood who was found dead in her bed. Her son, John Kirkwood, said his mother had been in the habit of drinking for some time past, and went to bed intoxicated the night before. The evidence having been corroborated by several other witnesses, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from suffocation or convulsion brought on by intemperance.


March 8, 1870


MACPHERSON - Died at Beamsville, on the 6th of March, Bessie Osborne MacPherson, daughter of Colonel MacPherson, aged 6 months.


March 9, 1870


HANNON - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Mr. Henry Hannon, in his 75th year. Funeral from his family residence, corner of Gore and Wellington streets, on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BROWN - At an early hour, on Tuesday morning, an inmate of the Lunatic Asylum, Toronto, named Elizabeth Brown, died very suddenly.


CLOHECY - The funeral of the late Mr. Thomas Clohecy, who died last Sunday at the age of 63 years, was very largely attended yesterday, Mr. Clohecy had been a resident of Hamilton for more than thirty-five years.


March 10, 1870


FORBES - Died at his residence near Waterdown on the 9th instant, James Forbes, Esq., in the 74th year of his age. Deceased was for many years a respected citizen of this city. His funeral will take place on Saturday at 11 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


PARENT - (Quebec) A coroner's inquest wt s held this day on the body of an influential farmer of Lorette, named Louis Parent, aged 84 years, who died suddenly in his barn yesterday in a fit of epilepsy to attacks of which he was frequently subject.


March 11, 1870


MCKILLOP - Died at Buffalo, N.Y., on the 9th instant, Louisa, eldest daughter of the late John McKillop of this city, aged 17 years. The funeral took place at Buffalo yesterday afternoon at half past two o'clock.


HANNON - We have again to record the death of one of our oldest settlers in the person of Henry Hannon, Esq., of this city. The father of the deceased was born in Germany, but at an early age left his country and went to London, England, where he engaged in the naval service of that country for a term of nine years. Soon after the Revolutionary War with America, he left England for the United States, and for a time settled in New Jersey where he married and where the late Mr. Hannon was born. Not liking their lot in New Jersey and being ardently attached to the British Constitution, the parents of the deceased emigrated to this country and settled on lot 1A, 1st concession of the Township of Glanford. At the time of the American War in 1812, the deceased, then a young man, with one of his brothers, took the field against the foe of their country and stood nobly in defence of British rights and British rule in Canada. William, the oldest brother, was in the fiercest of the memorable battle of Queenston Heights where he was struck by a bullet from the enemy, the result of which was fatal. The late Mr. Henry Hannon had good service during the war for which he was promoted to the rank of Ensign in the militia

force of his country, but through the culpable neglect or indifference of his superior officers or some one whose business it was to look after it, he never received his commission and which little slight, as he always considered it, he always felt deeply and keenly. Still this little matter did not in the least alienate him from his attachment to the land of his adoption, for during the troubles of 1837-38, when his services were again required, he cheerfully responded to the call of his country and shared with others the hardships and privations of those troublous times.

At the age of 26, the late Mr. Hannon was married to Nancy, daughter of the late Captain Charles Depew, Esq., one of the first settlers at the head of Burlington Bay, having come there about seventy years ago. Some time after their marriage, Mr. Hannon with his wife left Glanford and came to reside within two miles of the city of Hamilton on the same estate which he sold some few years ago to the city for an Industrial Farm. For many years he toiled in this section of the country as a farmer and through his industry and perseverance had amassed considerable property in the townships of Barton and Glanford, and in this city where for the last seven years he had been residing, where after a long and severe affliction, which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, he passed away from this world of toil and suffering, to the rest of Heaven, in the 75th year of his age.

The late Mr. Triller and Mr. Hannon were very near friends, both being natives of one place in New Jersey. They were both brought up together, went to school together when boys, and both were brought to this country when very young. For many years, they lived together near this city, and enjoyed each other's friendship and society, and it is a rather singular co-incidence that at the very moment when the remains of Mr. Triller were about to be borne from his late residence to their final resting place, the spirit of the late Mr. Hannon took its departure from the body to join the spirit of his friend in the world of spirits beyond the grave. The remains of both will be near to each other in Burlington cemetery till the resurrection morning when that which is corruptible shall put on incorruptible, and that which is mortal, shall put on immortality.


March 12, 1870


MILLER - The funeral of Private Thomas Miller, of the 10th Royals, took place on Thursday afternoon, in Toronto. It was accompanied by the members of F Company and the band of the Battalion.


ROBB - Died at Mountain Park, Ancaster, on the 11th instant, Andrew Robb, Esq., in the 73rd year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence for Burlington cemetery, on Tuesday, the 15th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PURDY - About half past nine o'clock yesterday morning, the dead bodies of a man and his wife were found in a small house in which they resided at the corner of Esplanade and Bay Streets, Toronto, by a young man, son of Mr. William Stollery, stone mason. The deceased Francis Purdy had been for many years employed by Mr. Stollery as a teamster and was unfortunately addicted to the free use of intoxicating liquors. He was last seen alive the evening before when he was under the influence of liquor. His wife was found dead in bed upstairs but there were no marks of violence on her and no appearance of a struggle having occurred. Both husband and wife were said to live happily together, and the latter was said to have been a sober woman. Their rooms, however, were filthy and very unlike those kept by a sober woman.

Dr. Buchanan, jr., was notified of the circumstances and issued a warrant for a coroner's inquest on the body of the husband at O'Brien's tavern, foot of York street.

The investigation was commenced at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the following evidence was taken.

William Stollery, jr. sworn: I live on Queen street west and my father keeps a stone-yard on Esplanade street. The deceased, Francis Purdy, has been in my father's employ for some time past as a teamster. I saw him alive last at a quarter past seven o'clock yesterday (Wednesday) evening unharnessing the horses at the stable. I spoke to him and he was under the influence of liquor. I saw him frequently in that state, but he always attended to his work. He never quarrelled with his wife to my knowledge. I did not see his wife yesterday nor did I hear that she was sick. About half past nine o'clock this morning, I knocked at the door of the deceased, but received no answer. I went to the stable door and into the workshop and found him lying on his face at the foot of the stairs. I thought he was drunk and called him twice, but received no answer. I then went upstairs and called his wife, but got no answer. I came downstairs, harnessed the horses, and met my cousin. We went back to the building and examined the deceased. My cousin said he was dead. I went for Dr. Buchanan, jr. He came with me and pronounced Purdy dead. We then went upstairs and found his wife dead also in a back room. She was in bed, and her body covered with clothes. Her head was not covered with blankets. I saw no signs of blood or any appearance of the deceased having been vomiting. The man was so drunk last night that he might have fallen off the steps when going to his room.

William Stollery, cousin of the last witness, corroborated the above evidence with the additional statement that he thought Mrs. Purdy became ill during the night, that her husband went to get

something for her, and that he fell down stairs and was killed. Forty-five cents were found at the top of the stairs.

William Stollery, father of the first witness, was also examined and stated that the deceased man had been addicted to the use of intoxicating drinks, but that he never neglected his work. He had been working for him for several years. The deceased and his wife appeared to live agreeably together. The wife, he felt sure, was a sober woman.

The investigation was then closed till to-morrow afternoon for the purpose of having a post mortem examination made of the body.

The day for the inquest on the body of the woman has not been determined upon.


March 14, 1870


MURTON - Died at Myrtleford, near Beechwood, Victoria, South Australia, Richard Henry Murton, formerly of this city, aged 39 years.


PARKINSON - Dr. Mackintosh, coroner for the County of Wentworth, and a jury, held an inquest on the body of Henry Parkinson who died in one of the cells about one o'clock on the morning of the 12th. It appeared in the evidence that deceased was a native of England about 46 years of age, that he resided in Springfield, was married and had five children. He was employed, as far as could he ascertained, for a considerable period of his life about the Gas Works and had on one occasion received some severe injuries from an explosion. He was committed to the Common Gaol here on the 9th instant for vagrancy and was observed by the gaol officials on his admission to be suffering from some pulmonary affection. Dr. Rosebrugh, medical officer of the prison, was immediately informed that his case was of a precarious nature, and he, after having immediately visited him, made arrangements for his removal to the City Hospital, and that he should be put on the register for sick patients in the prison, but while the necessary arrangements were being carried into effect, the unfortunate man was seized with violent haemorrhage of the lungs and breathed his last near one o'clock on Saturday before the turnkey, who had been with the doctor called up to his assistance, had returned.


MILLS - Mr. William Mills, Sr., one of the last three or four Waterloo veterans left in the Dominion, died at his residence in Blanshard Township on the 3rd instant. He was buried in St. Mary's, on Monday last. Deceased was eighty years of age.


HUGHES - A man named Eli Hughes, a carpenter residing in Collingwood, committed suicide by hanging himself on Friday, the 11th instant. Pecuniary troubles are assigned as the cause.

DUCK - (Ottawa) Mr. W. Duck, formerly a lawyer of this city in good standing, and also a volunteer officer who did service at the front at the time of the Fenian raid, died this morning in the Rockwood Asylum. Mr. Duck discharged his duties in a very creditable manner as delegate to the late Railroad Convention, and a few days after, he became insane, find was taken to the Rockwood Lunatic Asylum where he breathed his last this morning.


March 15, 1870


HAMMOND - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon by Coroner White on the body of John F. Hammond, aged 32 years, an American who arrived in this city some weeks ago. The deceased was found dead in his bed yesterday morning at the Rob Roy Hotel, John street. While in this city, he worked as a wood carver and designer, and was engaged at Mr. Hoodless's cabinet establishment or John street. A post mortem examination of the body having been held, it was found that the heart, stomach, and lungs were healthy, the liver slightly enlarged, and that a blood vessel of the head had been broken, which clotting, caused a pressure on the brain. After the coroner had summed up the evidence, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased had died from apoplexy, brought on by the bursting of a blood vessel.


FARRELL - On Saturday afternoon, a young woman in Toronto, named Catherine Farrell, was arrested by Detective Newhall, and lodged in Yonge Street police station, charged with child murder. It appeared that Farrell was delivered some time ago of a child in the (Burnside)lying-in hospital.(now Toronto General Hospital) The child was an exceedingly healthy one, but suddenly became ill end died under circumstances that led to the suspicion of its having been poisoned by laudanum. The case will be investigated before the Police Magistrate.


PURDY - The following is the verdict of the Coroner's jury in the case of Purdy who, together with his wife, was found dead in Toronto on the 15th instant: That on the 10th instant the body of Francis Purdy was found lying dead in a workshop situated on Esplanade street. The body was near to the foot of the stairs which led to the apartments where he resided. From the evidence, the jury are of the opinion that the deceased fell, receiving a blow which stunned him, lost a considerable quantity of blood, and lay on his face and suffocated. He was at the time under the influence of liquor and the jury are further of opinion that he received no injury or violence at the hands of any person.

March 17, 1870


PURDY - The coroner's inquiry into the cause of the death of Mrs. Purdy in Toronto resulted in the following verdict: That on the 10th instant, Elizabeth Purdy was found lying dead in her bed, and from the evidence, the jury are of opinion that she died from natural causes.


March 19, 1870


DOWER - (St John, N.P.) An inquest has been held on the body of a girl named Caroline Dower who died from the effects of oil of cedar and tansy, taken by herself to procure an abortion. The jury retuned a verdict in accordance with these facts, and strongly recommending legislative restrictions on the sale of poisonous substances by druggists.


March 23, 1870


ALLAN - (Montreal) The body of Mr. Allan, drowned in an air hole of the canal during the severe drift of the 17th instant, has not yet been recovered. Drivers are at work in the place where he is supposed to have slipped in. The vicinity of the spot is crowded with people watching the movements of the divers with great interest.


March 24, 1870


SPRATT - An inquest was held yesterday afternoon before Coroner Mackintosh at Hiscox's Victoria House, John street, on the body of Mary Spratt who died by the side of the kitchen stove yesterday morning at the house of Mrs. Milder, 48 Catherina street. From the evidence received, it seemed that the deceased had been sick all the winter, never leaving the house, and at her own request, was moved from her bedroom to the kitchen on Saturday last. The deceased was maintained by daughter and her two sons and never was in want of food, but was sometimes without firing. Her friends urged her frequently to go to the hospital, but she refused. The deceased was never ill-used in any way. She did not receive relief from any of the charitable societies. Dr. Strange was called to see her, but when he arrived, she was dead. The coroner having stated that the deceased had apparently died of an unusual complaint and that it would be necessary to hold a post mortem examination on the body, the inquest was adjourned till this morning,


March 25, 1870


SPRATT - The inquest on the body of Mary Spratt, which was adjourned on Wednesday afternoon last, was continued last evening at Hiscox's Victoria House, John street. Dr.

 Rosebrugh, being sworn, said: That having examined her body, he found two large ulcers on the deceased's right leg and one very large one on her left leg. On inquiry, he was told that the deceased had received no medical attention. On further examination, I found the deceased had been suffering from a uterine disease. On making a post mortem examination, I found that the deceased had been suffering from dropsy, but owing to certain persons in the house refusing to allow him to examine the liver and kidneys, could not say what was the cause of this disease. The body was well nourished. His opinion was that the deceased died from not having had the necessary medical attendance. The coroner having summed up the evidence, the jury gave the following verdict: That the deceased came to her death from natural causes and that she died on the morning of the 23rd instant. The jury are also of the opinion that had the deceased had proper medical attendance, her life might have been prolonged although there is no evidence before the jury to show that there was any wilful neglect of the deceased by her family or friends.


O'MEARA - (Quebec) Mr. O'Meara's funeral this morning was largely attended by all classes. High Mass was held in St. Patrick's Church.


March 26, 1870


MORGAN - Died in her 70th year, at the residence of her son-in-law, C. T. Jones, Ferguson avenue, Jane, relict of the late Edward Morgan, and mother of C. E. Morgan of this city. The funeral will take place or Monday, 28th instant, at half past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.


March 28, 1870


WHITEHEAD - We regret to learn that Colonel Whitehead of Woodstock died on Saturday morning at half past three o'clock. A few days ago, he met with an accident by falling downstairs which was the cause of his illness and ultimately carried him off. The funeral will take place at half past three o'clock this afternoon. Colonel Whitehead at the time of his death had reached a ripe old age and was held in high esteem by all to whom his character was known.


March 30, 1870


HAMMILL - Died at his residence, Ancaster, on the 29th instant, Thomas Hammill, Esq., in the 83rd year of his age. The funeral will move from his late residence at 2 o'clock on Friday, the 1st of April, for the place of interment, St. John's church, Ancaster. Friends will please accept, this intimation.


KIRKPATRICK- Thomas Kirkpatrick, Esq., Q.C., M,P., died in Kingston on Saturday last. The "Wig" says of him: Mr. Kirkpatrick came of good Irish family, and was born in Coolmine, near Dublin, in 1806, and educated at Trinity College. He came to Canada in 1823 and entered as a law student at Kingston with the late Christopher Hagerman, Esq. He was called to the Bar of Upper Canada in 1828, and immediately after his call, was made Collector of Customs at Kingston which office he retained until 1844 shortly after the union of Upper and Lower Canada was effected, when he was succeeded by the late Hon. John Macauley. Mr. Kirkpatrick married, in 1830, a daughter of the late Alexander Fisher, Esq., Judge of the then Midland District, who survives him. He gained his silk gown in 1848, and was chosen one of the Provincial Arbitrators. He was elected Dominion member of Parliament in 1867 for the county of Frontenac.


MCLAUGHLIN - (Napanee) A young man named Michael McLaughlin, a resident of Tyendenoga, was killed near the Grand Trunk station here last night. A special engine and car with a snow plough attached was on her way from Kingston to clear the track, and while she was stuckiIn the snow a short distance east of here, the deceased in company with some others got on board, and when coming through a dark cutting, McLaughlin unfortunately placed himself in the doorway of the car and got crushed to death by being caught in the side doors of the car by a sudden stop of the train in the snow, and the door sliding forward with great force, caught him. He only lived ten minutes. Two others narrowly escaped, they being knocked down and bruised. At the inquest to-day, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, attaching no blame to the Grand Trunk employees.


March 31, 1870


HAMMILL - We regret to have to announce the death of Thomas Hammill, Esq., of Ancaster, which took place or Tuesday last. The deceased had reached the ripe old age of 82 years, and was ranked as one of our oldest settlers. He was brought to this country in infancy by his parents who formed part of that historically interesting band, the U. E. Loyalists. He was, up to the time of his decease, a member of the Church of England and had been a church-warden during the long period of fifty-seven years. He was father-in-law of Charles and James Foster of this city. The many admirable qualities of the deceased makes his loss deeply felt, notwithstanding that the fullness of his years had come.

GEADDERS - (Stratford) Two special freight cars on the B. and L.H.R.R., collided last right at Cook's station. Robert Geadders, engine driver, an old and respected resident of Stratford, was dangerously wounded, and from the effects died this afternoon. He had one of his legs broken in three places and was otherwise injured.


April 1, 1870


BRUCE - Died on Wednesday, the 30th ultimo, Mr. Magnus Bruce, in the 65th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Main street east, below Wentworth, on Friday, April 1st, at half past two o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend.


O'BRIEN - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Father O'Brien who died suddenly in the sacristy of St. Patrick's Church yesterday takes place next Friday. Deceased was 60 years of age and was a native of Armagh, Ireland.


April 2, 1870


COOKE - Died at Galt, Ontario, on the 31st March, John Ramsay, infant son of William Cooke, Esq., Merchants Bank, aged 8 months.


April 4, 1870


BROWN - Died on the morning of the 2nd instant, Arthur Patrick, son of Adam Brown, Esq., aged 6 months and 4 days. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Hannah street, at half past three o'clock this afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this invitation.


WILLIAMS - Died on the 2nd instant, Cora Amelia, eldest daughter of Charles F. Williams, aged 9 years and 2 months and 22 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence, Main street, Prince's Square, on Tuesday morning, the 5th instant, at 8 o'clock for the Great Western Railway. Friends will please accept this invitation.


AULD - Died in Saltfleet, Barton street, on the 2nd instant, Mr. James Auld, aged 40 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on Tuesday, the 5th instant, at ten o'clock, for Mount Albion Churchyard. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


April 6, 1870


MOORE - Died suddenly at his residence in Montreal, on the 5th instant, Mr. John F. Moore, formerly of this city. The funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James

Williamson, Ferguson avenue, Hamilton, at 10 o'clock a.m., Friday, the 8th instant. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


April 7, 1870


WEATHERBY - Died at Wildbad, Wurtenberg, on the 21st ultimo, after a few days illness, Diderton John Weatherby, Esq., third son of the late John Weatherby, Esq., of Wellington House, deeply regretted.


MOORE - We learn from Montreal that Mr. John Francis Moore died in that city on Tuesday last. Mr. Moore was an old citizen of Hamilton which he left but a few years ago, having settled here when it was but a village. Some twenty-seven years ago, Mr. Moore, in company with his brother, kept a large grocery store on the south side of the market square. On the town becoming incorporated, Mr. Moore became one of the representatives of St. Lawrence ward in the Council, and he continued to sit in the Council as Alderman till 1869, in which year he was chosen Mayor. Mr. Moore was the first that adopted the system of borrowing money by debentures. His first venture was $20,000 for a complete system of sewerage. He also inaugurated the water works, both of which undertakings have been a standing credit to the city. Mr. Moore was one of the few that built John street Methodist Church, and he was one of the trustees of the church till he left the city to reside in Montreal, He was a native of Wiltshire, England. His remains will arrive this (Thursday) evening, and the funeral takes place from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James Williamson, Ferguson avenue, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. We understand that City Council will attend the funeral in a body.


April 8, 1870


DICKOUT - A dispatch from Drummondville says that David Dickout, a respectable farmer in South Cayuga, hung himself on Wednesday in his barn. Coroner Weatherby held an inquest yesterday, and the jury rendered a verdict of suicide while in a state of insanity.


April 11, 1870


SMITH - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Fanny, beloved wife of Mr. W. B. Smith, and sister of James Williamson, Esq., Ferguson avenue. The funeral will take place from her late residence, James street north, on Tuesday next, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

FOLEY - We regret to have to announce the death of the Hon. M. H. Foley which took place on Saturday last. Mr. Foley was born in Sligo, Ireland, in 1819, and came to Canada in 1832, and for some time taught school in Louth, Ontario. In 1845, he commenced the study of law, and in due time was admitted as an attorney, and within a few years past was called to the Bar. He sat in the Legislative Assembly of Canada from 1854 to 1863, and held office on three different occasions as Postmaster-General. From 1845 to 1853, he successfully edited the Simcoe "Advocate", the "Messenger", and the Brantford "Herald".

Mr. Foley's political career will, of course, be viewed differently by different individuals, but the charming geniality of his disposition will he acknowledged by all. He had an inexhaustible store of humour which overflowed upon the slightest occasion, but never gave offence, or left a rankling sting behind. At a time when party strife ran so high as to suspend all personal intercourse between some of the opposing leaders, Mr. Foley's personal relations with his brother members of Parliament were always of the most cordial kind. As a speaker, he was fluent and forcible, and his speeches sparkled with the same humour which made him a delightful companion.


ST GERMAIN - (Montreal) The unfortunate young woman who threw herself from the window in the third storey of the building, to 87 Notre Dame street last night belonged to St. Hyacinthe, where her mother keeps a small millinery shop. The deceased's real name is Cordelia St Germain. Five months ago, she lived with the keeper of a house of ill fame in Jacques Cartier street, but for the last three weeks, it is believed she had been in the hospital


April 12, 1870


JORDAN - (Quebec) One of the oldest and a much respected member of the St. Patrick's Congregation, Mr John Jordan, father of the Advocate of the same name, died last night after a painful illness.


April 13, 1870


EAGER - Died at St. Louis, Missouri, on the 8th instant, Mr. William Eager, in the 40th year of his age.


April 15, 1870


MARSHALL - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Jane, wife of Mr. William Marshall, aged 27 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, No 62 Catherine street north, Thorner's Block, on Saturday, the 16th instant, at 3 p.m.

April 17, 1870


MCKENNA - The wife of James McKenna, Toronto, was found dead on Tuesday morning, supposed to have been murdered. The body presented a shocking sight.


CLARKE - A son of Dr. Clarke, of Ingersoll, aged 19 years, accidentally shot himself on Wednesday afternoon, when out shooting. Death was almost instantaneous.


SUTTON - Two men, Norman Graham and Benjamin Sutton, were upset from a boat in the River Thames at Edwardsburgh, on Saturday night. Sutton was drowned.


CAMPBELL A man named Campbell, residing in Buckingham, went up last winter to work at the shanties, and a short time afterwards left his employment, it was supposed by his fellow labourers, to return home, but the other day his body was found in a snow bank by the roadside in the Township of Wakefield, seven miles distant from the spot where he had been employed.


April 18, 1870


NIXON - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Frances Matilda Lake Nixon, wife of James Nixon, printer, of this city, and daughter of Dr. Samuel Gerard Lake, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, and latterly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of Cannon and Emerald streets, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


April 19, 1870


FORBES - At a meeting of the Hamilton Presbytery held in Knox's Church on Tuesday last, the following minute was adopted in reference to the death of James Forbes of Waterdown. Mr. Forbes was for many years a highly respected resident of this city and leaves many warm friends to lament his sudden death.

“The Presbytery, having heard of the death of Mr. James Forbes, desire to put on record their sense of his sterling worth, and to express their sympathy with his bereaved family and also with the session of Knox Church, Waterdown of which he was an elder in the loss which they have thus sustained. The Presbytery feel that, in the removal by death of Mr. Forbes, the Church has lost a useful and efficient elder, and this court, a wise and judicious counsellor.

Mr. Forbes was long connected with the courts of our Church, first as a deacon at Knox's Church, Hamilton, afterwards an elder of the same congregation, and for the last eleven years of his life

was a ruling elder in Knox Church, Waterdown. In the discharge of his official duties, his actions were always marked by great prudence and an earnest desire to promote the best interests of the Church and advance the cause of his Master. In private life he was a genial, warmhearted, consistent Christian and an earnest friend of every good work. The Presbytery, while recognizing the hand of God in removing such a useful and sterling Christian, would express their deep sympathy with his bereaved family and also with the congregation in which he was an office bearer.”


April 20, 1870


BROWN - (St. John, N.B.) The Hon James Brown died yesterday at St. Stephen from the effects of wounds in the throat, inflicted by himself during a fit of temporary insanity.


April 21, 1870


ROMAIN - (Quebec) An inquest was held this morning on the body of Simon Romain, Lorette Indian chief, who was found dead in his bed. Verdict: disease of the heart.


SIMPSON - (Quebec) John Simpson, pilot, aged 56 years, was also found dead in his bed yesterday at Levis. The cause of death was congestion of the lungs.


SHEELEY (Windsor) A fatal accident occurred here this morning to a young man named Thomas Sheeley, son of Mr. A. C. Sheeley of Windsor. It appears that he had occasion to go into the barn near his father's house, and found the door locked. There is a hole nine inches high by twelve broad above the door. He put a plank up and climbed on top of the plank and put his head and hands into the hole in order to reach the latch inside, and the board slipping from under his feet left him hanging by the neck so that he could not extricate himself. It was about thirty minutes before he was found, and when he was taken down, he was quite dead. The sad affair has cast a gloom over the whole community.


April 23, 1870


LAFFERTY - Died at West Flamborough, on the 22nd instant, James Lafferty, aged 79 years. The funeral will leave his late residence at 2 o'clock to-day (Saturday). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to be present.


STONIER - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, George, eldest son of John Stonier, aged 2 years and 4 months. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the residence of Mr. John McKay, Ray street. Friends will please accept this intimation.

April 25, 1870


MENZIES - Died at his residence in the Township of Binbrook, on Monday, the 18th instant, Mr. Robert Menzies, Sr., a native of Bishop-Loch, Lanarkshire, Scotland, aged 85 years.


SCOTT - At an indignation meeting held in Windsor last week, Colonel A. Rankin, who has just arrived from Red River, was present, and after alluding to the Rebellion in that country, thus spoke of the inhuman treatment of Thomas Scott by the murderous Riel and his ruffians. His executioners were all drunk, and although three of the six composing the firing party aimed straight enough to hit him, none of the shots caused more than flesh wounds. Being pinioned and upon his knees when struck, he pitched forward upon his face, and while in that attitude and attempting to rise, some fellow put a revolver to his ear and fired. Again a vital spot was missed, but Scott was for the moment stunned, and rolled over. He was then thrown into a coffin a great deal too short for him and violently pressed down to enable the lid to be secured, and this being accomplished, the coffin was deposited in one of the bastions of the Fort. Four or five hours, or perhaps more, afterwards, some of the rebel soldiers went into the place and discovered that the poor victim had knocked the end completely out of the coffin and was still alive and suffering terribly. His moans were loud and heartrending. A pistol was secured, and a steadier hand directing the weapon than any before employed, the bullet was sent tearing through the brain, affording him the relief for so many hours he had doubtless mentally implored God to send him. With regard to the origin of the Rebellion, the Colonel did not say much. (The execution took place in March.)


DUROCHER - Last night about seven o'clock, and when near Montreal, a conductor named Durocher on the Grand Trunk, slipped and fell between two cars of a freight train. The poor man was crushed to death almost immediately after he fell upon the track by the train passing over his body. Deceased leaves a wife and a large family.


April 26, 1870


DEACON - Died at Harrisonville, Missouri, on the 10th instant, on the 50th anniversary of his wedding day, Andrew Gordon Deacon, Esq., for many years Collector of Her Majesty's customs at Picton, father of Mrs. George H. Mills, of this city.


April 27, 1870


NEILL - Died on Tuesday, the 26th instant, Mary Neill, aged aged 35 years. The funeral will

leave the residence of her brother-in-law, Abraham Hobson, to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. Wicklow papers please copy.


BECKETT - Yesterday morning, about a quarter past ten, Mr. Charles Beckett, lately organist of Christ Church, hired a row boat from Mr. Bastien's boathouse and started out, heading for Oaklands. Very shortly afterwards, two boys named John Rutherford and David Coulter, who were in a sailboat, found a hat floating or the water near Cook's wharf, and while they were engaged in endeavouring to seize the hat, they came upon the dead body of Mr. Beckett. They seized the body and fastened a rope around the neck, and thus attempted to tow the corpse to the shore. The rope, however, parted, and the body sank. Blood is said to have been seen in the water when the body was first caught and spots also were visible in the boat. A razor case, shut and closed, was found in the boat. Not more than half an hour seems to have elapsed between the hiring of the boat and the finding of the body. Mr. Beckett, is said to have been very much depressed lately on account of pecuniary difficulties. Last night, a party went out to grapple for the body, and it is thought it will easily be found. The deceased had been in the Western States for some months past and only returned last week. Mr. Beckett leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.


April 28, 1870


COOKE - Last Saturday night, at Clifton, two men named Abner Cooke and James Muller, were stabbed in a drunken brawl by a coloured man named Sweet. Cooke has since died.


WRIGHT - Last Sunday night, at Tweed, a little boy, stepson of Mr. M. W. Wright, was found drowned in an excavation being made for a cellar, and then filled by the rain.


SMITH - Last Sunday afternoon, a deaf man, named Smith, was killed on the Grand Trunk, near Guelph. He was lying across the track and was horribly mangled by the cars.


MACLEAN - The little daughter of Mr. Neal Maclean, of Hubbard grove, is reported by the Halifax "Citizen" as having died from the effects of eating poison hemlock during school recess. Nine or ten of her schoolfellows were also poisoned, but no others fatally.


DUNN - Some weeks ago, an old pensioner named Dunn was waylaid, beaten, and robbed in London. After assistance from bystanders, not over humane, it would appear he managed to get up from the spot where he had beer found insensible and walk away. Since then, he has never beer heard of alive, but last Saturday his body was found in the Thames, exhibiting further marks of violence. Inquest to-morrow.

MATAYER - (Quebec) Edward Matayer, a ship carpenter, was accidentally killed by the canting of a log. He 1eaves a wife and eight children.


April 29, 1870


MCKIBBON, CONNOLY, DUFFIELD - (Packenham) A man named McKibbon and two girls,

 Sarah Connoly and Caroline Duffield, were drowned here while attempting to cross the river this afternoon in a small boat. The river is considerably swollen and is very rapid. The boat struck a tree projecting above the surface. One of the girls got frightened and seized one of the branches, which precipitated the party into the river. The bodies have not yet been found.


April 30, 1870


WATSON - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Maggie Amelia, infant daughter of Charles T. Watson, aged 1 year and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral from her father's residence, John street, between King and Main streets, to-morrow (Sunday), at half past two o'clock.


May 4, 1870


HUSTON - Died at his residence, in the Township of Nelson, in the village of Cumminsville, on Saturday, 23rd of April, Mr. Richard Huston, a native of Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland, aged 84 years.


May 5, 1870


BRICK - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Mr. John Brick, after a lingering illness of dropsy, aged 54 years, He was a native of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested without further notice to attend the funeral which will take place from his late residence, Maiden lane east, to-day at 4 p.m.

It is our mournful duty to record the death of our old and worthy fellow-citizen, Mr. John Brick, who departed this life on Tuesday. His death was not altogether unexpected as he has been suffering for nine months under the painful and lingering disease of dropsy, brought on by the bursting of a blood vessel, which he bore with Christian fortitude. Mr. Brick has been a resident of this city for thirty-six years, having come here when Hamilton was but a town. He was

formerly a member of the Town Council of Hamilton, and at another time, he occupied the position of tax collector. His Irish friends will remember him as being, in conjunction with Mr. Thomas Clohecy, lately deceased, an enthusiastic supporter of the St. Patrick's Society, many years ago established in Hamilton. Fast friends in youth, the two kindred spirits, Messrs Brick and Clohecy, maintained their friendship till death, and were, up to the time of that sad occasion, active members of the present St. Patrick's Society. Mr. Brick possessed the characteristic wit and humour of the Irishman which together with his own good-natured qualities rendered him extremely popular with his numerous circle of friends and acquaintances, and will make his memory long remembered.


BRYSON - (Montreal) About 4 o'clock this morning, an old man named John Bryson, 69 years of age, cut, his throat from ear to ear with a razor and immediately expired. Deceased lived at 100 St Dominique street in a small dirty tenement. It is supposed that the old man's intellect was weakened by dissipation, and that it was while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity that the deed was committed.


ST. LOUIS - (Montreal ) Captain St. Louis, of the vessel "Marie Adele", was drowned opposite the city, by the capsizing of a skiff.


May 6, 1870


CASHEN - (St. Catharines) About three o'clock this morning, a sailor from Kingston, named Patrick Cashen, fell off the schooner "M. L. Mott" into Lock No 3, and was drowned.


GIGUERE - (Quebec) Giguere, a shoemaker of St. Roch, died suddenly on Wednesday. He leaves a large family.


May 7, 1870


LANCASTER - (Smiths Falls) An accident occurred this afternoon in a factory owned by Richard Locke which was blown up, caused by the bursting of the boiler of the engine. Four or  five men were in the building at the time. One man, named Lancaster was killed, one named Foster injured, and the others escaped. The building is a total wreck.


May 11, 1870


PAGE - A nan named William Page died suddenly on board the "Magnet" on Monday last as she was on her way from Montreal to this city. It seems that he was a discharged soldier from the Royal Canadian Rifles and was making a visit to Hamilton where he has friends. Dr. White held an inquest on the body, and a verdict of "death from natural causes, accelerated by excessive

 drinking" was returned. The deceased had suffered for some time from disease of the heart and liver complaint.


ROCHE, GALLIPEAU - (Smiths Falls) Two boys, named J. Roche and Richard Gallipeau, were drowned in the Rideau at this place by the upsetting of a boat. Search is being made for the bodies, but so far without success.


May 12, 1870


BURTON - (Newmarket) John Burton, the brakesman who supplied the place of the brakesman who was killed last Saturday near here, fell off the train going north this morning at about four o'clock, about a quarter of a mile from this station and was killed. Coroner Jackson held an inquest. Verdict: accidental death.


May 13, 1870


RITCHIE - It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. J. W. Ritchie, the brother of the late Mr. F. Ritchie of this city. The deceased had been a resident of Simcoe for nearly a quarter of a century at the time of his death where he was held in very great, respect and wielded considerable political influence. In 1854, he contested the election for member in the Conservative interest against the Hon. John Rolph, but unsuccessfully. The remains will be interred in St. John's cemetery, Woodhouse, on Saturday, leaving his house at 2 o'clock p.m.


GRENAN - A switchman, named Thomas Grenan, was killed this afternoon in the B. and L.R. yard. His foot having caught between the rails while the train was in motion, he was run over, his body being fearfully mangled.


May 14, 1870


BOX - A porter at the Royal Hotel, named John Box, died very suddenly yesterday morning. He was seized with a fit of coughing, accompanied with haemorrhage. He was at once taken to his home in a cab, and expired very short1y after his arrival. Dr. White held an inquest on the body last evening at seven o'clock, when a verdict of "Died from natural causes" was returned.


HAGAN - Mrs. Hagan, the wife of Mr. M. Hagan, refiner, Wyoming, was found dead lying on the floor on Monday last about ten o'clock. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of "Died from heart disease".

May 17, 1870


CAROLAN - Died at Caledonia, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, the beloved wife of Joseph Carolan, and daughter of Robert Waldbrook, Esq., Walpole, aged 23 years and 8 months.


MCDONALD - (Bradford) A most deliberate case of suicide occurred about four miles from here last Friday night. A man named Thomas McDonald had promised to help a neighbour on Saturday, and not coming as expected, the neighbour sent one of his little boys for him. The boy found him hanging from a beam in his stable. McDonald had nailed a board up about two feet from the floor, doubled the cord to make it bear his weight, put it around his neck, and slipped off the board. A knife was found in his pocket with the blade open. He had not fed the horses that night, and is supposed to have hanged himself immediately on his return from the field. Coroner Morton held an inquest, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the facts.


May 18, 1870


THOMSON - (Quebec) On Saturday night last, a seaman of the ship "Princess Royal ", Captain Watt, lying at Gillespie's wharf, named Donald Thomson, when going on hoard his ship, fell off the wharf and was drowned.


LACHIVOTIERE - (Quebec) Andre Chavigny de LaChivotiere, Esq., of Deschambault, died suddenly on board the steamer "Star" while on his way from Quebec to Point aux Tremble. Deceased holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the militia of this province.


May 19, 1870


MORAN - Died on Thursday, the 18th of May, Julia, widow of the late James Moran, a native of Queen's County, Ireland, aged 54 years. The funeral will leave No 16 King street west on Friday next at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please attend without further notice.


MYHAN - Died on Tuesday, the 17th, in this city, Mrs. Myhan, mother of Mrs. Prenguey. The funeral will take place to-day and will move from 63 Charles street at 5 p.m. Friends are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


May 20, 1870


DICKSON - Died at Edinburgh, Scotland, May 11, Mr. James Dickson, of this city, aged 41 years and 10 months.

DICKSON - We learn with regret of the death of Mr. James Dickson, late warehouseman in the firm of Messrs Buchanan, Binny, & McKenzie. Mr. Dickson was under medical treatment here for some months, but no fatal result was anticipated, and a visit to his native land was recommended as the most likely mode of securing his early restoration to health again. He obtained leave of absence, and left Hamilton in the middle of April, arriving at his brother's residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 20th. He at once placed himself under the care of two of the most skilful practitioners in that city who, from letters received by his family yesterday, conveyed most hopeful expectations. On Wednesday night, however, the firm received a cable message announcing the sad intelligence that he died on Saturday last, the 14th instant. The stroke comes suddenly sad and with great weight upon his bereaved wife and family who are left to mourn the loss of a loving, dutiful, and Christian husband and father.


May 21, 1870


DORAN - (Packenham) On the afternoon of the 18th instant, George Doran was murdered by his brother James about three miles from Carp Village where they had been drinking. Shortly after they arrived home, they quarrelled about their work. George went out into the yard. His brother followed him and knocked him down with a fork handle and left him, but returned again and beat his brains out. He was arrested, but getting possession of his revolver, managed to escape into the woods. Every effort is being put forth to recapture him. When last seen, he was making his way to Almonte.


May 23, 1870


WILSON - Died at his residence, Nelson, on the 6th instant, Mr. William Wilson, aged 70 years, a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland.


LAIDLAW - Died in Oneida, May 14th, Catharine Brown, wife of Mr. James Laidlaw, and sister of Mrs. James Gibson, Ancaster, aged 38 years.


BLAIN - Died at his residence in the Township of Binbrook, on the 17th instant, Robert Blain, in his 68th year. He was a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, and came to this country thirty-seven years ago.


FROTHINGHAM - (Montreal) John Frothingham, one of our oldest and most respectable citizens, died last night.


May 26, 1870


CROSBIE - Drowned at Spring Lake, Michigan, on the 21st instant, George W. Crosbie, aged 7 years, l1 months, and 18 days.

May 27, 1870


HYNDS - Died in this city, on Wednesday, May 25, of inflammation of the bowels, Eliza, wife of Mr. Charles Hynds, in the 64th year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 125 Catherine street north, on Friday, 27th May, at the hour of 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


May 30, 1870


WRAY - Died at Mount Pleasant, on Tuesday, the 24th instant, Mrs. Mary Ann Wray, wife of William Wray, Esq., of Mount Pleasant, in the County of Brant, and a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 67 years.


GREAVES - Yesterday morning, a fireman, named Edward Greaves, was killed on the Railway near Woodstock. Deceased was on top of the cars of a freight train which was moving pretty rapidly and came in contact with the bridge of a crossing, receiving such injuries that he died shortly after.


HILL - A melancholy occurrence took place yesterday morning about 11 o'clock at the Great Western Railway depot in this city by which Henry Hill, who has been a porter at the station for 13 years was run over by one of the yard engines and had both legs taken off just below the knees and one arm severed near the shoulder, besides other injuries. Dr. Vernon, who was near the spot at the time, was called and pronounced the case hopeless. The unfortunate man was conveyed to the city hospital where he was made as comfortable as possible, and was still living and conscious at a late hour last night, but death was momentarily expected. He did not seem to feel much pain and anxiously asked if his legs could not be cured. Hill was very near-sighted and therein lay the cause of the accident. The engine was backing towards him as he was coming from the wharf towards the station, and he did not see it till it was too late to get out of its way, nor did the engineer notice Hill until it was too late to stop the engine. No blame can be attached to anyone. Hill has a wife and large family. He has always been sober and attentive to his duty and was much respected by both his employers and fellow employees.


VILLENEUVE - (Quebec) Adeline Villeneuve, a young child, died from the effects of a fall.


May 31, 1870


HILL - An inquest was held at City Hospital yesterday by Dr. White, coroner, on the body of Henry Hill who, as announced yesterday, was run over by the yard engine at the depot in this city

on Sunday morning. His injuries were such that, he died yesterday morning about one o'clock. Seven witnesses were examined, the evidence showing no carelessness was manifested by anyone but the unfortunate man himself. His nearsightedness, without a doubt, was the cause of his death. The verdict of the jury was as follows: That Henry Hill came to his death by accident, having been run over by a pony engine on the track of the Great Western Railway, and that there is no blame to be attached to the Great Western Railway authorities.


June 1, 1870


MITCHELL - Died in this city, on the 31st May, William Henry, infant son of Mr. Daniel Mitchell, aged 4 months. Friends are requested to attend the funeral from Ms father's residence, 77 Maiden Lane, this afternoon, at 4 o'clock without further notice.


June 2, 1870


LYNCH - A woman, named Johannah Lynch, aged 55 years, committed suicide in Puslinch Township, on Saturday last.


SMITH - An insane woman, wife of William Smith, of the G.T.R., at Ailsa Craig, poisoned herself one night lately by taking strychnine. She procured the drug in Parkhill. In the morning, she was found dead in bed beside her two little children. She had frequently threatened to destroy herself and was regarded by some of the neighbours as of deranged mind. An inquest was held.


FAIRGRIEVE - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, at 64 Ray street, William Kerr, infant son of Captain J. B. Fairgrieve, aged 1 year and 6 months. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock, this forenoon (2nd June). Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


June 3, 1870


BROWN - Died in this city, on June 1st, Mr. William Brown, aged 58 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 126 Rebecca street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


HOLMES - On Monday last, a melancholy accident occurred to a man named James Holmes, who was in the employ of Mr. John Redman, living in the 7th concession of West Flamborough. Holmes, it appears, left early in the morning to go to Kilbride with a waggon and spare team of horses, and in returning about noon and not more than 300 yards from the gate turning into the

 farm, the horses took fright and ran away, and the poor fellow, in his endeavours to stop them, got his leg caught in the wheel, mangling it in a fearful manner. Dr. Metherell was immediately sent for and Dr. Muller of Flamborough village, when everything was done that medical and surgical aid could afford to the sufferer, but the shock, from which he never rallied, proved too great and the unfortunate man breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon.


June 4, 1870


CLUTTERBUCK - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. William Clutterbuck, in the 31st year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 79 Hunter street west, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SHUTTLEWORTH - Died in this city, on June 3rd, Eliza, relict of the late James Shuttleworth, of Brentford, aged 65 years and 2 months. Funeral will take plane from her late residence, Maiden Lane near Walnut street, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


June 6, 1870


MASTERSON - On Friday night, a man named Masterson, belonging to this city, was attempting to steal a ride from Beamsville to Suspension Bridge, and was standing between the cars for the purpose of eluding the conductor. Being intoxicated at the time, he fell to the track and was run over and killed instantly. On Saturday morning, his remains were brought to this city in charge of his brother who was with him at the time of the accident. Persons inclined to steal rides on the railway should take this as a warning.


June 8, 1870


MASTERSON - The coroner's jury who investigated the circumstances of the death of the unfortunate young man, Daniel Masterson, killed by falling from the tender of the G.W.R. train on Friday evening near Beamsville station, and while en route to Rochester, have returned the following verdict: That Daniel Masterson came to his death accidentally, having been run over by the train on the Great Western Railway, and that no blame whatever can be attached to the authorities of the said railway. The deceased was only 20 years old.

MCBETH - The remains of the late George McBeth were taken from London on Monday morning last for burial in the family burying ground at Tyrconnell. In compliment to the departed, the Board of Aldermen, of which he was a member, turned out and accompanied the procession to the city limits in Westminster. The Volunteer Band headed the cortege playing the "Dead March".


June 9, 1870


MORRISON - (Quebec) A cigar maker, named James Morrison, recently in the employ of Mr. Casey, auctioneer of this city, dropped dead this morning in St Roche.


June 10, 1870


LAND - Died on the 9th instant, Hannah, relict of the late Colonel Robert Land, in the 93rd year of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence, Barton street, Hamilton, on Saturday, the 11th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WALTERS - Died in Evell, Surrey, England, on the 18th ultimo, at the residence of his grandfather, John E. Walters, Esq., in consequence of a fall from his pony, William Allen Geddes Walters, aged 5 years, the eldest son of John Walters, of Rigate, England, M.B., and grandson of the Rev. J. G. Geddes.


MCSHERRY - Died at the residence of his father, Henry McSherry, Esq., Thorold Township, formerly of the Township of Glanford, Henry John, second son, aged 25 years and 7 months.


BOALL - (Harwood, Rice Lake) Thomas Boall, of the Township of Asphodel, with his horse, was killed by lightning a few days ago. At the coroner's inquest, papers were found in his possession, one of which was a subscription list for the benefit of the Fenians which amounts to $400. Timothy Cochlin, Receiver of the township, headed the list with $10. Considerable excitement prevails in Hastings where Cochlin resides, and further developments will be forthcoming.


June 11, 1870


ROBBINS - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Mary Averell, infant daughter of N. B. Robbins, Esq., aged 4 weeks. The funeral will take place from her father's residence, No 2 Wilson street, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


BECKETT - Died on April 26, aged 31 years, Mr. Charles Beckett. The funeral will take place to-day at 3 p.m. from his father's residence, corner of Bay and Simcoe streets. Friends are requested to attend.

BECKETT - An inquest was held last evening at the James street police station by Dr. White, coroner, on the body of the late Mr. Charles Beckett which was found floating in the Bay yesterday afternoon. The evidence given was very straightforward and concurrent, leaving no doubt that the deceased died by his own act. A paper in his own handwriting was found in his pocket-book to the following effect: 'My disappointment is more that I can bear, and I cannot endure the prospect of my dear wife and children coming to want. I know you will all be kind to them'. He had given up a good position in Illinois to go to Kansas at the solicitations of a friend in Lawrence who held out great inducements to him. On arriving there, he appears to have been much disappointed, which so played on his mind that he became much depressed. All the efforts of his friends to raise his spirits were without avail. In his trunk was found about $100 in money and a note of hand for $200, besides which he had money in the city on deposit. The verdict of the jury was as follows: That the deceased, Charles Beckett, came to his death by drowning by his own act while labouring under a temporary state of insanity. (See page 36)


DICKENS - (There is a long editorial on the death of Charles Dickens, the famous writer.)


June 14, 1870


REID - (Blenheim) An accident, followed with fatal results, occurred at the newly erected sawmill of Messrs Coleman and Church, on the edge of Blanford and Blenheim, on Friday last. A lad named George Reid was assisting the White Bros, to put saw logs on the slide, when one log of a large size was rolled on to the boat. The lad Reid and Mr. White were unable to control it with the hand spikes, and it continued its descent down the hillside. White cleverly jumped aside, but Reid though warned, did not manage to get out of the way. He ran down in front of the log which quickly caught him by the foot, threw him down, and passed over the entire length of his body and head, crushing the later deeply into the soft clay. He was conveyed to Mr. White's house, and strange to say, continued to speak sensibly up to his death which occurred shortly after he was carried thither. The medical authorities found no bones broken and scarcely any external marks, and death is attributed to internal rupture and haemorrhage. His father, Mr. Robert Reid, a very respectable man, lost another boy by drowning.


June 17, 1870


HUGHES - (Cobourg) When the steamer "Norseman" was approaching here this morning, a passenger named John Hughes was drowned. The unfortunate man belonged to Peterborough,

and was, with his mother, on their way from New York where he had lately been employed. It is thought he was partially insane.


June 18, 1870


MCANDREW - Died in this city, on Friday, the 17th instant, Mr. William McAndrew, printer, aged 40 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow, Sunday, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, John street, to Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.

It is with sorrow that we, this day, announce the demise of an old faithful advocate of Conservative principles, and for many years a trusty member of the fourth estate, Mr. William McAndrew. The deceased was born in Aberdeen in 1830 and was at the time of his death in his 40th year. At the age of 16, he was indentured to the printing business, and with but a few intermissions has followed it to his death. For the last twelve months, he had been suffering from disease of the heart and enlargement of the liver, and lately inflammation of the lungs. His long suffering he bore with Christian fortitude, and at 3:30 p.m. yesterday, he departed this life in full confidence of a future resurrection.


June 21, 1870


STEWART - Died at lot 29, 4th concession, Ancaster, on the 19th instant, in the 73rd year of his age. John Stewart, Esq., veterinary surgeon, a native of the parish of Blair Athol, Perthshire, Scotland.


EVANS - Died in the evening of the 19th instant, Eliza Jane, beloved wife of Robert Evans, and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Samuel Bolton. The funeral will leave No 88 Bay street south, her late residence, this afternoon, June 22, at 3 o'clock p.m.


GAIRDNER - (Ottawa) Mr. Gairdner, late of the law firm of Snowden and Gairdner, died to-day after a short illness.


SCURREY - (Owen sound) This afternoon, while Mrs. Scurrey, wife of M. E. Scurrey, barber, was drawing a child in a carriage on Roulette street, a spirited team of horses attached to a lumber waggon came round the corner and struck the child, killing it almost instantly.


June 23, 1870


CAMPBELL - Died at Munro, Michigan, on the 21st instant, Mrs. Jane Campbell, aged 73 years and 8 months. The remains were brought to this city by express train yesterday by her son,

Mr. T. Campbell. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) at 11 o'clock forenoon, from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. William Henderson, corner of Catherine and Barton streets. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PIERCE - A most brutal murder was committed in Paris on Monday afternoon. Arthur Pierce, a labourer of that place, returned from his work early in the afternoon, a little under the influence of liquor. When reaching his home, he commenced abusing and beating his wife shamefully with a stick and other weapons in the house till she was quite dead. He disfigured her so badly that she had scarcely the appearance of a human being. After he found she was dead, he took a brush and white-washed her face and body so that it would not be detected that he was guilty of the awful crime. Some of the neighbours heard her cries, but were afraid to enter the house while he was there. He attempted to escape, but was arrested at his mother's house and taken to jail where he will await his trial at the assizes. It is supposed it was he who murdered two of his own children some years ago. An examination of the prisoner took place in the Court House, but was postponed for further evidence.


June 28, 1870


PROCTOR - A young girl of seventeen years, named Susannah Proctor, daughter of R. Proctor, Esq., of Barton Township, was buried on Sunday. A short time ago, she received a sun stroke when returning home from school, from the effects of which she died on Saturday morning, she was, we understand, attended by Dr. Miller.


QUINLAN - We regret to chronicle the death during the storm of Saturday of a labourer named Edward Quinlan on the Hatt farm near Dundas. Deceased was engaged in hoeing potatoes when the storm came on, and sought shelter under a tree which was struck, and Quinlan, being near the trunk, was killed in the shock.


BROWN - (Simcoe) A horrible murder occurred in Charlotteville on Saturday morning about 7 o'clock. Mr. Mark Brown, an old resident of the County of Norfolk, was discovered in his cooper shop lying in an insensible state with a large gash across one of his cheeks and another on the back of his head. Shortly after a young man named William Goodland confessed to a neighbour that he had murdered Brown and intended to murder two other persons who he said were his enemies. He was arrested and brought to jail here. Brown lived until 5:30 on Saturday. Dr. Clark held an inquest on Sunday when a verdict of wilful murder was returned against William Goodland who lies in jail awaiting his trial.

June 29, 1870


CROSS - Died at London, on the 25th instant, Benjamin Cross, aged 3 years and 6 months, grandson of T. B. Powell, Esq., of this city.


MAY - A farm labourer named William May was struck down by the sun at Milton on Saturday and died inside an hour. Deceased was a middle-aged man, and although working out, we understand was possessed of considerable means.


COOK - (Kingston) A man named Cook, working at McGill's saw mills, was killed by sunstroke this afternoon about three o'clock. He was an emigrant and had only been out about two weeks. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.


June 30, 1870


BROWN - At the inquest this afternoon on the body of the unfortunate Bartholomew Brown, it came out in evidence that while working in the hot sun, he had no other protection for his head than a small black cloth cap. As deceased had only arrived here a few days ago from England, he was ignorant of the severity of the climate, and had any friend pointed out to him the risk he ran in thus exposing himself, there is little doubt that the unfortunate event might have been averted. During the investigation, Coroner Mackintosh made some well-timed remarks on the danger of wearing dark and low hats at this time of the years, dark colours having a very great absorbing power for the direct rays of the sun, and said that all who were thus exposed should wear a light and porous straw hat with a pretty high crown as they not only reflected the heat but also allowed ventilation to the head. Damping the hair occasionally is also a safe and useful expedient. It was suggested by the foreman of the jury that it would be well if, in hot weather, emigrant agents pointed out this to newcomers. It as a remarkable fact that in the case of sunstroke in this city this year, the parties wore small black caps.


SWINYARD - Yesterday morning the body of Mr. Swinyard's second eldest daughter, Constance, was found by Messrs Wesley, Lee, and cross, near the spot where the accident occurred. On being notified of the fact, Dr. White empanelled a coroner's jury. About half past twelve, the jury proceeded to the residence of Mr. James Howard, Mr. Swinyard's nephew, and viewed the body. The evidence of Mr. Howard was there taken as to identity, and the jury adjourned. The features of the poor little one gave no evidence of there having been any recent suffering to disturb the calmness of their expression

and no one who has ever seen her in life would have any difficulty in recognizing them. In the afternoon, the body of the eldest girl, Amy, was recovered by Mr. Tinning, of Toronto, about a hundred yards from where that of Constance was found. After viewing the second body, the jury visited Bastien's and inspected the yacht.


July 1, 1870


HARRISON - One of the pupils of the Wesleyan Female College, named Miss Harrison, died very unexpectedly yesterday. Miss Harrison was from Milton, and was a young lady of great amiability of disposition. Her death has spread a sad feeling of solemnity among the pupils.


July 2, 1870


HOLYMAN, GUEST - Two men named Joseph Holyman and Robert Guest, while bathing in a pond in Mr. Bern's brickyard about three miles from Lucan, got into a hole and were drowned on Monday. A verdict of accidental death was rendered.


SWINYARD - Died at Hamilton, on the 27th June, Amy Florence Swinyard, aged 15 years; Constance Ada Swinyard, aged 10 years; and Irene Augusta Swinyard, aged 5 years. The funeral will leave the residence of Thomas Swinyard, Esq., at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILSON - Died at Toronto, at No. 25 King street west, on the evening of 30th June, Mrs. Mary Ann Wilson, aged 41 years, aunt of Mrs. Hy Hogben, of this city.


BLAKE - Died in this city, on Friday, the 1st of July, infant Albert Freeman, second child and only son of Hon. F. N. Blake, American Consul, aged 10 months. The funeral will take place on to-morrow, Sunday afternoon, from the family residence, corner of Hughson and Maria streets, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


July 4, 1870


SWEETMAN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Mr. Edward Sweetman, aged 70 years, native of Ramsgate, County of Kent, England. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Vine street, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SWINYARD - The body of Mr. Swinyard's youngest daughter, Irene, was recovered at half past two yesterday afternoon by Mr. Tinning of Toronto, some 600 yards from where the others were found. The funeral took place yesterday evening.

The coroner's jury empanelled to inquire into the cause of the sad disaster will meet at the Tecumseh Hotel to-day at two o'clock.


July 5, 1870


PARRY - Died in this city, on Monday morning, the 4th July, Mary J., wife of Thomas Parry, aged 47 years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 5th instant, at half past four p.m. from No 70 Park street to the place of interment. Friends will please accept this intimation.


July 6, 1870


ROUSSEAUX - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 5th instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of the late Major Joseph R. Rousseaux of Barton, aged 69 years and 9 months. The funeral will take place to-day, Wednesday, at 3 p.m., from the residence of her son, John R. Rousseaux, No 42 Kelly street, to the place of interment at St. Peter's Church, Barton. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CUFF - Died on the 5th instant, Ida May, youngest, daughter of R. C. Cuff. The funeral will leave her father's residence, No 40 Charles street, at 5 o'clock a.m., on Wednesday, the 6th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WALLACE - A fatal accident, which has put the village of Huntington into greatest grief, happened there last night. Rev. Alexander Wallace, minister of that place, on whom, while looking at the burning of Mr. Archibald Henderson's grist mill, a portion of a shed fell, killing him almost instantly. He was one of the oldest ministers in the Province of Quebec in connection with the Kirk of Scotland, and had been pastor of his congregation at Huntington for the past twenty-five years.


July 7, 1870


BROWN - (St John, N.B.) A sad accident occurred on Tuesday, the 28th ultimo, at Salmon River, Queen's County. Two children, sons of Mr. Brown, aged five and seven years respectively, went to bathe in the river and got beyond their depth, when their mother, seeing their danger, ran into the river to rescue them and was herself, with the elder child, drowned. The younger child was rescued.


July 8, 1870


TRAILL - (Kingston) During dinner hour to-day, two convicts were left to attend to a lime kiln

which is located at what is known as the prison farm about half a mile distant from the prison. Henry Traill, a guard, was left in charge of them. Upon the gang which is employed in this locality returning from the prison after dinner, the guards in charge found Traill murdered, and the two convicts absent. It is thought that the two convicts, taking advantage of the absence of the other guards, attempted to bind Traill with a view to escape, and Traill resisting, they beat him to death, and then decamped.


July 9, 1870


WILLOUGHBY - Died at Waterdown, on the 7th instant, Sarah Louisa, third daughter of Rev. W. Willoughby, in the 19th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday, 9th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


July 12, 1870


SNIDER - Died at Springbrook Farm, Ancaster, July 10th, Carrie Winston, second and last surviving daughter of Frederick and Susannah Snider, aged 7 years, 7 months, and 25 days.


FINN - We learn from the St. Catharines "Journal" that Mr. Patrick Finn of Niagara died on Friday last. Mr. Finn was for about 35 years, Bailiff of the First Division Court, Crier of Assizes, and Messenger to the City Council. During the long period which the deceased has been in public life, he succeeded in securing the respect and esteem of every man who had either business or social relations with him.


NOBLE - (Windsor) James Noble, Esq., of the firm of Messrs Strong and Noble., bankers, was struck with paralysis while engaged in his office on Saturday. He lingered until 8:30 on Sunday morning, when he expired. He was a very good and useful member of society and has filled several offices of public trust in the County of Essex during his lifetime. His death is lamented by all who knew him.


July 13, 1870


EDGAR - Died at the residence of her son, No 157 MacNab street north, Ann, relict of the late William Edgar, in the 85th year of her age. Funeral will take place on Thursday, the

14th instant, at half past four o'clock.


BRADLEY - A woman named Bradley, wife of a watchmen on the Great Western Railway crossing at Longwood's, was run over by the express train on Saturday afternoon and instantly

killed. She was endeavouring to drive her pigs off the track when struck down by the locomotive. Her head was smashed in, and death must have been instantaneous.


July 14, 1870


MCCALLUM - The St. Catharines "Journal" says that Captain McCallum of the brig "Mary Ann", cousin of L. M. McCallum, M.P., was drowned on Friday, the 1st instant, while the boat was proceeding to Port Rowan. Deceased leaves a wife and two children.


July 16, 1870


BOSOMWORTH - Our Elora correspondent sends us the following account of a sad accident in the Township of Pilkington. On the morning of Tuesday last, two boys, sons of Mr. Christopher Bosomworth, were putting a rack on the wagon when the horses started, and one of the boys was so seriously injured that he has since died. The boys' mother is suffering from a wound received from the same horses.


WHATLEY - A man named Whatley was killed on the Great Western Railway last night by being run over with a freight train between Komoka and Mount Brydges. The remains were discovered by the engineer of No 20 freight. It is not known what train first ran over the body. An inquest was held on the remains on Thursday. The unfortunate man is supposed to have been a basket maker by occupation who was making his way home along the track when he met his fate.


July 18, 1870


MEAKINS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Daisy, only daughter of Mr. J. M. Meakins, aged 10 weeks. The funeral takes place from her father's residence, 85 Main street east, at 10 o'clock a.m., on Monday, the 18th instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TISDALE - Died on Sunday evening, the 17th instant, at her residence in Ancaster, and in firm reliance on God's mercy, Charlotte, relict of the late Samuel Tisdale, Esq., aged 75 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, at 3 o'clock, on Tuesday afternoon. Friends will please accept this invitation.


HODGINS - (Forest) A most melancholy and fatal accident occurred here yesterday evening, resulting in the death of a most respectable resident of this place, Edward Hodgins, of the firm of Atkins, Gallens, and Hodgson, produce merchants, of Widder station. The deceased, in company with D. Nash, went to the mouth of the Sable on a fishing and shooting excursion, and when about to re-enter their boat, which they had just bailed out, Hodgins, when in the act of placing

his gun in it, happened to strike it against a log which caused it to go off, lodging the contents in his stomach, and causing almost instant death. He was conveyed to his residence in Forest, and will be taken by train to Lucan where he will be interred with Masonic honours. The sad tragedy has cast the most profound regret not only here but at every point between St. Mary's and Sarnia where the deceased was well known. He was highly respected for his many sterling qualities, and leaves a wife and child to lament his loss. The flags of this station and at Widder are flying at half mast.


July 20, 1870


LOVETT - Died at Ayr, on the 18th instant, Laura Elmina, daughter of William Lovett, M.D., C.M., and great-granddaughter of Fred G. Snider, Esq., Ancaster, aged 3 months and 16 days.


July 21, 1870


MASON - Died at London, Ontario, on Tuesday, the 19th instant, after a brief illness, Arthur Walter, youngest son of J. J. Mason, Esq., M.P., Brantford, and brother of J. J. Mason, of this city, aged 15 years.


HOPE - Died at South Elphinstone, Tranent, East Lothian, on the 28th ultimo, John Henry Hope, Esq.


KENNEDY - We regret to learn that Kennedy, the constable employed at the G.W. R. station, who was run over by a locomotive on Tuesday, died in the hospital yesterday afternoon, and will be buried to-day. An inquest will be held this morning at 10 o'clock before T. White; Esq., M.D., coroner.


BROWNING A man fell off the day express going east, three miles west of Chatham, supposed to be George Browning. An inquest is being held by Dr. Bray.


July 22, 1870


O'DONOHUE - (Quebec) One Hugh O'Donohue, familiarly known in Quebec as 'Nosey', a bailiff of the Superior Court, was shot dead in the parish of St. Sylvester while on his way back after serving subpoenas in a recent assault. He was shot from behind a ledge near to a spot in the road known as Londup Mills. The ball took an upward direction, shattering the unfortunate man's skull completely. His zeal in the discharge of his duties is supposed to have led to the murder,

and strong suspicion rests on one Lynch. Deputy-Coroner Pendergast with four constables, left for St. Sylvester to-day.


July 23, 1870


NEILL - A lad, aged 9 years, son of Mr. Neill of Fredericton, was drowned on Saturday evening by falling from the steam ferryboat. The sad occurrence happened only a few feet from the shore. The body was recovered about half an hour after the accident.


July 25, 1870


STUART - Died in this city, on the 24th July, 1870, in the 18th year of his age, James Alexander, second son of the late Donald Stuart. Friends will please accept this invitation to attend the funeral from his mother's residence, 88 Hunter street east, on Tuesday morning, at 8 a.m.


July 26, 1870


BLACKLOCK - Mr. James Blacklock, a very old resident of Belleville, is dead.


WIDDER, O'BRIEN - Yesterday evening, a lad named Widder, went into the lake at this place to bathe. He got into the current of a stream which runs into the lake, and called for help, when a young man named Michael O'Brien tried to bring him out, but he also got in, and both were drowned. (Camlachie)


SUERPAULT - (Montreal) About nine o'clock, on Friday night, Constable Suerpault, a fireman on board the steamer "Relief", was drowned, falling over the gangway of the vessel.


July 28, 1870


SMITH - John Smith, aged 23, a resident of Montreal, was drowned on Saturday while in a state of intoxication.


STEVENSON - An inmate of the Beauport Asylum named Stevenson, died suddenly.


July 29, 1870


TRUAX - Died at her husband's residence, No 5 Hess street, Mrs. Abraham Truax, aged 68 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at four o'clock.


CHAMP - (Montreal) David Champ who recently accidentally shot himself at Mile End died yesterday from the effects of his wound.

July 30, 1870


MCELROY - Died of paralysis, at Pine Cottage, Barton, after a prolonged illness of over five years, Caroline Hess, the beloved wife of Robert McElroy, in the 56th year of her age. The funeral will take place on Sunday, 31st instant, from her late residence to Burlington cemetery at 3 o'clock p.m.


MANNION - About two o'clock Wednesday morning, a melancholy accident occurred at the Grand Trunk freight station, Guelph, to a young nan named William Mannion of Toronto, acting conductor of a special freight train from the west of that city, which resulted in his death. It appears that the train had called at the freight station for cars, but finding none there ready to be attached, was moving out of the station on the way east. Mannion was ascending the conductor's car for the purpose of releasing a brake when he slipped, and falling to the track, the conductor's car passed over his legs. Being missed by the conductor, the train was immediately stopped and deceased discovered, having crawled about twenty feet from the track. He was at once conveyed to Keleher's hotel near the station where he was cared for by the medical man called in. His left leg was found to be dreadfully smashed and nearly severed from just below the knee, and the right one, similarly injured at the thigh. Drs. Herod and Keating amputated the former limb, but the injuries were such as to preclude all possibility of the unfortunate man's recovery, and he died shortly afterwards. He was about 29 years of age, married, and his wife has three children by a previous marriage.


August 1, 1870


TREMBLAY - The "Franco Canadien" gives the following particulars of the death of Moses Tremblay, found dead on the 17th of July ultimo, about 10 o'clock at night, in the parish of St. Patrick de Sherrington. Circumstantial evidence taken before the coroner of the District of Iberville went to show that Ludger Arpin, with malice prepense(premeditated), did discharge into the body of Tremblay the contents of a lethal weapon: to wit, a gun, having waited for deceased as the latter was peaceably returning to his domicile, and owing deceased a grudge for a trifling matter. The effect of the shot must have been instantaneous. The accused has been lodged in the common prison of the district to await his trial at the next term of the Criminal court.


MCKENZIE - About one o'clock on the 21st ultimo, a man named Donald McKenzie, boarding at the Inman House, corner of Buckingham and Argyle streets, Halifax, was found lying on the floor of his room with his throat cut almost from ear to ear, and beside him a bloody razor which had been the instrument used for the would-be suicide. He was still living and medical aid was

summoned, but it is not probable that he can recover. He is a Scotchman and came to Halifax from Newfoundland. His profession is that of a book-keeper. Being unable to obtain employment, he became low-spirited and took to drinking hard which doubtless caused temporary insanity and the attempt to destroy his life. He is 27 years of age, of good abilities, and respectable connections.


August 2, 1870


GRANT - A Nova Scotian, named Donald Grant, 25 years of age, and unmarried, was drowned in Chauncey Pond, Westborough, near Boston, on the 18th ultimo.


MORTON - A man, named Nathaniel Morton, after two weeks of hard drinking, died on Wednesday morning in St. Catharines, while under the influence. Last winter, his wife also died from intemperance. At one point, Morton was sober and industrious, but latterly he gave way to drink till it proved fatal to him. An inquest held on his body by Coroner Comfort found a verdict of: Died from excessive drinking.


August 6, 1870


MALCOLMSON - Drowned while bathing at Port Dalhousie on Thursday evening, the 4th instant, Mr. George Malcolmson, of the steamer "Acadia". The funeral will take place from the residence of Captain John Malcolmson, Ferrie street, on Sabbath, the 7th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


A distressingly sad accident occurred at Port Dalhousie on Thursday evening by which our respected fellow citizen, Captain George Malcolmson, lost his life. It appears that while the propellor "Acadia", of which vessel Captain Malcolmson was part owner and acting purser, was lying at Port Dalhousie on the evening in question, he, with two other gentlemen, went in to bathe. They had been in but a short time when he was seized with cramps, and before assistance could reach him, he sank to rise no more. The body was recovered in about an hour afterward, and was conveyed to this city yesterday morning. The deceased was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife but no children. Captain Malcolmson was a gentleman of genial, pleasing manners which won him a host of friends who will deeply mourn his untimely end. The vessels in the Bay hoisted their flags at half mast yesterday morning out of respect to his memory, and emergency meetings of the Masonic lodges of which body he was a member have been called to make preparations for the funeral.

DEACON - The Kingston "Whig" contains the particulars of a murder which took place not far from that city a few days since. The victim in this instance is a woman named Mary Jane Deacon who is said to have come to her death by poison administered by her husband who is now under arrest for the crime. The "Whig" says that about two weeks ago, the deceased rose from her tea in her home in Clarendon in ordinary health. On some plea, however, her husband prepared her a dose of common salts which she swallowed. In less than ten minutes, she complained of a very strange feeling. She caught the arm of a female attendant for support, and was assisted to bed in an adjoining room. In reply to a question of her husband as to how she felt, she said, "Very ill, indeed", and to the woman, she remarked that she had been poisoned, She was at once seized with convulsions and in ten minutes more was dead. In due course she was buried near her house. The singularity of the poor woman's death and other circumstances of a peculiar nature taken in connection with it, did not pass unnoticed, and the suspicions of the people of the neighbourhood were aroused to such a pitch after a few days that a lega1 investigation of the case was demanded. Coroner John Cowdy, of the Township of Portland, appointed the enquiry, and eight days after the death, the body was exhumed and a post mortem examination held by Dr. Smith of Harrowsmith. At the inquest, he gave evidence as to the presence of strychnine in large quantities in the stomach. The lungs, heart, and other vital parts bad been perfectly healthy. The woman companion of the deceased testified to the administering of the salts by James Deacon, a fact which he does not attempt to deny. It was also proved that Deacon, who was a hired help, had purchased some strychnine from his employer, a county merchant named Burch. Other facts were proven and on the strength of the circumstantial evidence, the jury brought in a verdict of wilful murder against James Deacon.

As to the motive of the murderer, suspicions are rife. Deacon is said to have paid undue attention to a young girl of the name of Vancoughnet who, it is asserted, is likely to become a mother in a short time, and this is said to have something to do with the murder. Public feeling just now runs high against the prisoner in consequence of these and other facts elicited at the inquest and there seems to be no doubt in the mind of the public as to his guilt. Deacon is said to have been convicted of sheep stealing in the same county some three or four years ago, and to having served one year's imprisonment for it in Kingston jail.

The approaching assizes for the County of Frontenac will show rather a heavy criminal calendar, we fancy, no less than three murder cases and an assault with intent to kill.

KIERAKOWSKI - Hon. A. E. Kierakowski, member of the Dominion Parliament for the County of St. Hyacinthe, died yesterday at St. Ours, after a severe and painful illness. Mr. Kierakowski was born in the Grand Duchy of Thoson, and studied at Paris where he received a diploma of civil engineer. He came to America in 1841, and settled in Canada in 1842. Deceased was a liberal in politics.


GREEN, BULLOCK - (Quebec) Michael Green and John Bullock, seamen of the ship "Scotland" fell yesterday from the main topsail yard and were killed. The mate, who was endeavouring to secure the sail, was saved by holding on.


August 8, 1870


MACKENZIE - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, at the residence of Mr. Alexander Davidson, 63 Queen street, Miss Jane Mackenzie, aged 42 years. The funeral will take place on Monday (to-day) at 10 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


August 9, 1870


SILL - Died on the 28th July, at Jarvis, Mr. James Bill, aged 57 years.


MCKAY - Died at Ancaster, on Sunday, the 7th instant, William Henry McKay, eldest son of the late Alexander Robertson McKay, aged 41 years. The funeral will leave his mother's residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


AMOS - Died in this city, on Monday, the 8th instant, Mary Maude, infant daughter of Mr. Robert Amos, aged 12 months and 8 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence, 155 Bay street north, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


FORSTER - Died on Sunday, 24th July, at Queen's Hotel, Upper Norwood, near London, aged 31, Jane, eldest daughter of John Young, Esq., Undermount, Hamilton, and relict of the late G. J. Forster, Esq., of Hamilton.


LABELLE, JULEAN - (Montreal) The inquest into the cause of death of two men, Labelle and Julean, from the breaking of the timber of a store in process of construction on St. Joseph's street, has finished. No verdict has been given as the jury failed to agree. Eight of the jury found that the contractor did feloniously kill and slay Joseph Labelle and Alfred Julean, while the others returned a verdict of accidental death.

HUGHES - (Colborne) The body of a young man was found floating in the lake on Saturday evening last, supposed to be young Hughes who jumped off the steamer "Norseman" on the 8th of June last. (See page 46.)


August 12, 1870


BAILLIE - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Mary, relict of the late Mr. Robert Baillie, aged 68. The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late residence, Walnut street.


KNIGHT - An Englishman, named Knight, died suddenly at Hull on Monday night.


ROBERGE - (Ottawa) An inquest was held on the wife of Charles Roberge. Verdict: visitation of God.


PALIN - (Ottawa) An inquest was held on the body of Erwin Palin, who died of apoplexy.


August 16, 1870


COVENEY - (St. John) Yesterday afternoon, Coroner Earle held an inquest on the body of William Coveney, a carpenter, who died suddenly in Mr. Daniel Smith's shop, Sheffield street. From the evidence, it appeared that the deceased was much addicted to the use of ardent spirits. During the last 3 months, he had been temperate, but on Monday, he fell into the old habit, and in the evening was quite drunk. Yesterday about noon, he came into the shop of Mr. Smith, somewhat intoxicated and called for some brandy which he got. Before drinking it, he mixed a teaspoon of black pepper with it an after a short time, he drank some more brandy. The people of the house went about their usual avocations and left him sitting there. A few minutes after, a neighbour came into the shop and remarked that the man looked very white and asked if he was sick, when they attempted to rouse him and went for a doctor, but before anyone came, he was quite dead The jury returned a verdict of: Died from the too free use of ardent spirits.


HOULGRAVE - Yesterday afternoon, an inquest was held upon the body of an unknown man found near the Bay at a spot called Huckleberry Point, adjoining the farm of Peter Grant, Esq. The inquest was held at the King William Street police Station before Dr. Mackintosh, coroner.

The following gentlemen composed the jury:

Robert Young, foreman; Samuel Easter, Jason Armstrong, James Stuart, Philip Mutter, N. M. Belnap, Robert Stevens, Robert Lord, Thomas Ryan, James Donnelly, John Burt, Arthur Reever, Philip Martin, William Shuttleworth.

After viewing the body, the following evidence was elicited.

Joseph Brown, willow-worker of Hamilton, being sworn, said: Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon my wife end I started for a walk. We went toward Mr. Peter Grant's farm. I get my willows there every year. We were walking through the willows, my wife being a little before me. She calls my name and said there was something like a man but possibly it was some clothes washed up from the Bay. I then went before and found the remains of a man lying a few feet from the edge of the water. The place was dry. Without examining the body minutely, I went at once to the farmhouse. I returned a 1itt1e before Mr. Gardner and examined the body more particularly. The coat was lying to the left side of the body which seemed to me inclined to the right side. I observed something sticking out of the vest pocket, a pencil, I understand now, and a piece of paper. The place looked as it had not been disturbed for a good while. I sent my man, Jacob Rahen, this last May to cut willows at this place and from what I saw yesterday, believe that he did cut the willows close to this place. The place is outside the city limits. Jacob Rahen, I believe, cut the willows there during one day. He said nothing about having seen anything about the place. I have no knowledge of the person of the deceased. It was impossible to recognize the body from the features. The feet were towards the water and the head towards the high land. It was early May that my man cut the willows.

Ann Brown, being sworn, said: The former witness is my husband. I was with him when the body was found as described by him, but was not able to examine the appearance of the clothing, etc., minutely.

William Gardner, being sworn, said: I live on Mr. Grant's farm. Yesterday afternoon the former witness (Brown) called me and told me there was a man lying dead. I went with him to the place. John Gardner was in company with us. I found the body lying in a secluded place. The body was lying partly on the right side and back. The right arm was under the body. The left arm was extended out from the body. There was a mark as if the body had rolled over a little after it had decayed. The coat was folded as if it had been under the head. I believe most of the place was under water five months ago and it seems to me that no person could have been there then. The willows and weeds are about 4½ to 5 feet high so that one could not see the body about, till they came upon it. The hat produced was found on the other side of the ridge by my grandson. I am not aware of any person answering to the description of the deceased having been seen about. I have not heard of anyone being missing round the neighbourhood. I removed from the vest pocket a pencil and a printed paper about some insurance. There was nothing to identify the deceased.

John Gardner, being sworn, said: I live in the neighbourhood of where the body was found yesterday afternoon about half past two o'clock. I often go there, but hardly over to the exact spot

where the body was found. I went down about half past four with my grandfather, former witness, and saw the body, and saw it as described by him. I went over again yesterday afternoon, and found the hat shown in the next furrow. I have only lived there about two weeks.

Robert Gardner, being sworn, said: I heard of the body having been found and went down with Mr. Lottridge. I saw the paper and pencil removed. I have never seen anyone answering description of deceased. Never heard of anyone being missing round here.

James Lottridge, being sworn, said: I corroborate the evidence of the former witness.

David Work, of the Hamilton Police, being sworn, said: I got information from the former witness, Brown, that the remains of a body had been found near Mr. Grant's farm in the Township of Barton. I went down with Dr. White. I found the remains viewed by the jury. The pencil and papers produced were handed to me by Dr. White as having been found on the body. I removed the remains this forenoon in a waggon. The hat produced was also brought along with the body. The coat found near the body was a thick dark woollen shooting coat. The colour was gray. The pants were of the same cloth and colour and had a stripe down the sides. The vest was also woollen and of a faded blue colour. The boots were of gaiter fashion and in good order.

Thomas White, Jr., M.D., being sworn, said: I got information yesterday evening about a body having been found near the Bay near Mr. Grant's farm, and proceeded to the spot along with Constable Work. Saw there the remains viewed by the jury. I think the body, after having been a good while in one place, had rolled over. The coat was away from the body. Identity head produced. I made a more minute examination of the body to-day. I believe the remains to be those of a white man. It is impossible to detect any marks of violence on the soft parts of the body owing to the decay. It is impossible to say from the appearance of the body how long it can have lain there. On the skull I found no fracture. There were some marks on the frontal and occipital plate, going as deep as the coronal. I am under the impression that these are marks of disease not of violence. The skull was almost empty. It is impossible to say what was the cause of death. On the person of the deceased were papers produced in a pocket book, a key, also pencil produced. I believe the papers are sufficient to lead to the identification of the body. There was no money with the exception of a nickel cent. The letters, card, and pocket book of John Houlgrave on them. Deceased seems to have been an Insurance Agent for the Farmers and Mechanics Insurance company office, 49 Wall street, New York. He also seems to have been an agent for collecting debts. Deceased's letters are addressed to Buffalo. A key was found on deceased, but no valuables. One of the letters is dated July, 16, 1#70, and addressed to Adolph Turka, and signed M. A. Thomson, per John Houlgrave.

The envelope addressed, J. W. Winegar, Buffalo, N.Y., bears the Meadville, PA post mark of July 4. There is also an account; John Houlgrave to the Buffalo Insurance co., Dr. #34.70, signed as paid by George G. Mayoer, Assistant Secretary, June 10, 1870.

The inquest held yesterday afternoon before Coroner Mackintosh and the evidence taken in connection therewith will be found in another column. Although a great mystery exists in reference to the affair, there is no doubt but a foul murder has been committed. We refrain from further comment until the jury, who will meet again next Monday, will return their verdict. There is one thing evident, and that is that the deceased's name is John Houlgrave, Insurance, Estates, and Collecting Agent of Buffalo. The card and letters found on his person clearly indicate this. He formerly resided in this city, and when last seen about three weeks ago, he had a large sum of money upon his person. The body was so decomposed that it would be impossible for anyone to recognize him. We refer our readers to the evidence at the inquest for further information.


GUEMONT, SAVAUGEAU - (Quebec) Two inquests over the recovered bodies of the recent steamboat disaster, resulted in verdicts of found drowned. One body was recognized as that of Madame Guemont, and the other as that of Pholmer Savaugeau.


August 18, 1870


MCKENZIE - Mr. George McKenzie, who died at Wallace on Friday last in the 93rd year of his age, claimed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, mason in Nova Scotia, having been initiated in Fortress Lodge, Stornaway, in 1798.


August 22, 1870


FLETCHER - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 21st August, the wife of John Fletcher, of the G.W.R., aged 35 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, 153 Lock street north, at 4 o'clock p.m., on Tuesday, the 23rd instant.


NEAD - (Quebec) The funeral of H. J. Nead took place yesterday, and was largely attended.


August 23, 1870


LYONS - Died in this city, on Monday, August 22nd, William John, only son of Mr. John Lyons, aged 1 year and 3 months. The funeral will leave No 13 Kelly street, corner of Elgin, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation and attend.

YOCOM - Henry One of the oldest settlers in the Township of Rainham, is dead. He settled there some forty-six years ago.


MCEWEN - The Strathroy "Dispatch" gives the following particulars of a suicide in West Williams. We have been informed by a gentleman from the neighbourhood that a man named Colin McEwen, living with his brother on a farm on the 21st concession of West Williams, committed suicide by banging himself on the night of Tuesday last, It appears that during the night, he got up, dressed himself, and went out, but it was thought that he had returned again, and therefore no notice was taken of his absence until morning, when his sister-in-law told her husband that the deceased was not in the house. Looking over to the woods adjoining, his brother saw him hanging to a tree to which he immediately hastened, and cut him down, but life was found to be extinct. An inquest was instituted by Dr. Caw of Parkhill, but we are without particulars. No particular reason is assigned for the rash act, but he was noticed as rather melancholy the day previous. The deceased was highly respected in the township, and his removal has cast quite a gloom over the locality.


HOULGRAVE - Any information regarding the late Mr. J. Houlgrave since the 29th of July last is desired by the authorities who are investigating the cause of his demise. As the coroner's inquest is adjourned until the 29th instant, all information will be gladly received by the coroner, Dr. Mackintosh, or the police force.


JACKSON - Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, held an inquest in the gaol upon the body of William Jackson, a prisoner, committed on the 17th instant, and who died in his cell about 8 o'clock on Sunday evening. The prisoner was committed under a warrant issued by Mr. Cahill, police Magistrate, for non-payment of statute labour tax.

The jury, being empanelled and viewing the body, Mr. Milne, gaoler, was sworn: I admitted the deceased, William Jackson, on the 17th instant. He was committed on two charges, one of drunkenness, and the other for refusal to pay statute labour tax. The alternatives were a fine of three dollars for drunkenness, and ten dollars for statute labour, including expenses. He was sent here from the Police Court. I saw him when he was admitted. He appeared to be very weak and in bad health. I did not know him previously. He said that he was not able to work and that he was entirely a gone man. Just when he was come and before being locked up, he began to cough a great deal, and I thought he was pretending to be worse than he really was, yet I had no doubt that he was very ill. I saw deceased frequently since then. He was allowed out once or twice, but might have been out oftener if he had asked. He made no complaint of getting worse. I heard no

further complaint on Sunday afternoon. He attended service upstairs in the afternoon in the gaol at half past two o'clock, When I returned in the evening, he was dead. Deceased never made any complaint to me about his treatment here nor about his meals. He appeared himself as thinking it a hardship that a man who could not work should be sent to jail for statute labour.

Lachlin Macintosh sworn: I am a prisoner in the gaol. I was here when the prisoner came in on the 17th Instant. He complained of being sick. He looked very sickly. He coughed a great deal. I was in the opposite cell to him. He was coughing a great deal towards the night. He complained of being sick and that it was bad to be kept in gaol. I saw him on Sunday morning, but did not see much difference in him except in his colour. He appeared to be slightly deranged about 10 o'clock. He got up in his cell and took his hat in his hand and asked to be let out on John street. This was about twelve or one o'clock. He did not appear to be much worse than usual. He complained of his cough and his weakness. I did not think he could live a long while. About eight o'clock on Sunday night, I saw the deceased. He was sitting on the bed. He got up and fell down against the door. There was another prisoner in the cell with him. He goes by the name of Diamond. I asked him to lift deceased up, that he had fallen down. Diamond was sitting down on the bench. He is not altogether right in the head. He endeavoured to move deceased but was unable. I called upon the turnkey to assist. Daniel Mahony came along and called upon Solomon Rainbow and myself to assist. We raised the deceased up when he was still breathing. There was rattling in the throat and a little cough occasionally. He did not speak. I went into my own cell. I thought he was dead. The officers gave him every attention he requested. The deceased got his meals regularly. The doctor was here in the afternoon and left a bottle of medicine for deceased. The doctor was sent for again in the evening but the man was dead before he arrived.

Daniel Mahony, sworn, testified: I am turnkey at the jail. I saw deceased shortly after he came in. He got his meals regularly but cannot say whether he eat them or not. He said he could not eat his allowances. He did not complain of the quality of the food. He appeared to be the same way since he first came in. I was not aware that there was any charge in him until I was called by Macintosh, about a quarter to eight o'clock on Sunday evening, I saw deceased lying against the door. I went into the cell and asked some prisoners to help me to lift him up. Deceased did not speak at all, He died about eight p.m.

Dr. Rosebrugh, sworn, said: I was sent for to see other prisoners yesterday at noon, and as I was passing through, I was called to look at deceased. The turnkey opened the door, and he came out of the cell. His gait was very tottering. He had a peculiar silly look, and his eyes

seemed peculiar also, He merely complained of diarrhoea and said that he had it a long time. I ordered more nourishing diet and sent him a mixture for the diarrhoea. I was sent for in the evening, and came in a few minutes and found him dead. My opinion is that he had pulmonary consumption. I wondered at his sudden death but was not very much surprised when I considered his tottering appearance. He seems to have been delirious during Sunday, but not very perceptibly so.

The jury without hesitation returned the following verdict: That William Jackson died in the common jail in the City of Hamilton on the evening of the 21st day of August, and death was caused by debility caused by previous disease. The jury are also of opinion that every attention possible under the circumstances was given to deceased by the jail officers.


LEONARD - (Ottawa) Leonard, messenger of the House of Commons, dropped dead with heart disease on Saturday night.


HOULGRAVE - The inquest held on the 15th instant on the remains of the late supposed John Houlgrave, whose body was found on the 14th instant, hear Huckleberry Point, was resumed last night.

Joseph Hamilton Wilson, sworn, stated: I reside in Hamilton Am a grocer by profession. I saw deceased on 27th July. His name was John. He lived in Buffalo. He told me he was an insurance and collecting agent. The day I saw him was the day after the 13th Battalion left for Grimsby camp. I saw him at my house on the corner of King and Walnut streets. I conversed with him on different matters. He appeared to be perfectly sober and looked as usual. He said that he had some business here in town and that he intended going home in a day or two, He pulled out his pocket book but I did not see any money with him. I met him when he first arrived in the city, and he told me he was doing better than he had for some time. He appeared to have the same clothes on him as when I last saw him. He told me he was boarding at Findlay's house opposite the station. He had dark heavy clothes upon him and a dark straw hat similar to the one produced in court. He had a Scotchman along with him. I do not know his name. The Scotchman said he had an annuity and that his friends sent him out here to get rid of him. Deceased told me that he met him at Findlay's.

Donald Stewart, sworn: I am acquainted with John Houlgrave. I met him on the Argyle steamer on the way to the Beach on the 23rd of July. He told me he had taken a run from Buffalo. He told me that his wife and children were living in Buffalo. I understood from him that he was going back right away. He was drinking considerably on the Beach. He had a kind of dark pants and heavy shooting coat and a straw hat similar to the one produced. When he was paying his fare he pulled out a roll of bills loosely from his pocket without a wallet. I could not tell the denomination. If they were ones or twos, they would amount to about $30 or $40. He changed a

bill to pay for his fare. I think it was a one-dollar bill. He told me that he would remain on the Beach until Monday as it was cooler there than in the city. I did not see him again after that. I left him on the Beach about five o'clock that afternoon.

Henry D. Munro, sworn, testified: I knew John Houlgrave when he lived in Hamilton years ago. I saw him three or four days previously. He told me he was connected with an insurance company and collecting agency business, and that he came from Buffalo. I saw him on the 29th at Goering's saloon and on the streets. I am sure of the day because it was a civic holiday. I did not see him in company with anyone in particular. He appeared to have some money and was very liberally inclined. He looked more as if he had been drinking the last time I saw him than when I first met him. I cannot recognize any part of the clothing he wore at the time I saw him.

W. G. Crawford, sworn, said: that he saw him on the Beach on the 23rd July and that he wanted to hire a room at Mrs. Bandry's but could not be accommodated; and that he went to his residence in Buffalo and was told that deceased had left home about ten days previously.

No further evidence being forthcoming, the inquest was still further adjourned till Monday evening, the 29th instant.


August 24, 1870


BROWN - Died at Milntown, Langholm, Scotland, on the 7th instant, John Brown, Esq., M.D., late of H.E.I.C.S., aged 70 years.


We publish this morning from the Langholm paper, an obituary notice of Dr. Brown, after a short but very painful illness. Among the many Dumfries people in Canada, there are not a few who remember Dr. Brown and who will learn of his death with the most profound regret. A man of high culture and of varied attainments, he had the faculty of attaching to himself as earnest friends, all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The writer retains pleasant recollections of a few days spent with him in his happy home, Milntown, recollections saddened to-day by the thought that he has passed over forever from the scenes which his manly and genial qualities made so emphatically enjoyable. If sympathy can soften the blow that has fallen upon the widow and fatherless. Mrs. Brown and her daughters have it from all who ever met the good old man who has fallen asleep. Dr. Brown was the uncle of Messrs John and Adam Brown of this city, in every thing connected with whose prosperity he always evinced the deepest interest.

(There is also a long and detailed account of his life.)

August 25, 1870


CHICHESTER - Died or the 26th instant, Mr. Arthur Chichester, aged 76 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, King William street east, at 10 o'clock this (Thursday) morning. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


GARNEAU - The funeral of the late Mr. Garneau, Grand Trunk conductor, this morning at Levis, was attended by all the Grand Trunk employees off duty, the Grand Trunk volunteers, and the band of the 69th Regiment from Quebec.


RUEL - The body of Mr. Ruel, pilot, who was blown off the deck of the "Sea Gull" during the sudden gale on Wednesday last, was recovered and interred this morning at Orleans Island.


August 26, 1870


WHITCOMBE - Died on the 25th instant, Julia Walters, aged 3 years and 7 months, only daughter of Charles E. Whitcombe. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock p.m., on Saturday, the 27th instant.


AIKINS - Found washed up on Burlington Beach this afternoon, the body of a man named Aikins from Port Hope who, from appearances, has been in the Bay for ten or twelve days. On his person was found a post office deposit book showing a deposit of $1000 in the post office saving bank, and some $42 in money. Dr. Carter, coroner of Halton, summoned a jury to hold an inquest on him, but on proceeding to the Beach to view the body, he found it had, in the meantime, been taken in charge by a coroner from Hamilton who had come to Burlington Beach on a pleasure trip, and by so doing relieved the County of Halton of the expense of a coroner's inquest.


August 27, 1870


BEDARD - (Quebec) An inquest was held this morning by Coroner Heanot, on the body of a farmer, named Jacques Bedard, aged 48, who died suddenly in an apoplectic fit, the previous day.


August 29, 1870


BAGLEY - Died at Binbrook, on the 21st instant, Margaret, beloved wife of Mr. George Bagley, in her 23rd year.


DIXON - Died on Sunday, 28th August, 1870, Eliza, beloved wife of Mr. Herbert Dixon of H.M. Customs, in her 42nd year. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 103 Barton

street east, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


BAUER - Died on Saturday, the 27th instant, Henry Otto, only son of Henry Bauer, aged 1 year and 2 weeks. The funeral will leave his father's residence, No 6 Main street, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


BOOKER - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Mary Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. William P. Booker, aged five weeks and four days.


GORMAN, DOHERTY, CORLISS, FERRIE - The St. John "Globe" says that on Monday evening last, Coroner Earle with an empanelled jury visited the homes and examined the bodies of the children who died from injuries received at the mill explosion on Saturday, and the investigation was postponed till to-morrow.

Already five persons have died from the effects of the accident, and it is thought that one or two others cannot live. Those dead are: Gorman, Doherty, and Corliss, boys; and two girls, Gillon and Ferrie. A youth named Carr is still alive, but in terrible agony, and it is believed he will not live over the night.


MANNEL - A dead male infant was found in a trunk in the house of a widow, named Catherine Mannel, in Woodstock, N.B., on Sunday of last week. It had a string around its neck, and a coroner's jury found that it had come to its death at the hands of its mother, Catherine Mannel. She subsequently confessed her crime. The "Sentinel" says: The motive stated by the mother was to avoid the shame and disgrace of her late husband's friends. She had contemplated suicide and did not know what was the matter with her, but believed she had lost what little brains she formerly had.


BAXTER - On Wednesday afternoon, a little boy named John Thomas Baxter, seven years of age, living in St. Catharines, while playing in front of his home, attempted to catch on the hind part of a wagon which was passing heavily laden with bricks. By some misfortune, his foot was caught between the spokes of one of the hind wheels, and his hold on the box being thus broken, the poor little fellow was carried round by the wheel which passed with its immense weight over his thigh, severing the limb from the body and tearing open the abdomen. All the assistance that was possible was quickly rendered, but in vain. The poor child expired in about ten minutes.


August 30, 1870


BURTON - Died at Woodland Lodge, Blackheath, on the 12th instant, Admiral George Guy Burton, R.N., in his 85th year.

September 1, 1870


BLAIR - Died in this city, on Wednesday, August 31, William Blair, formerly of the County of Monaghan, Ireland, in his 64th year. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 12 Cathcart street, to-day at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


PETTIGREW - Died in this city, on the 31st August, Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Pettigrew, aged 17 years. The funeral will take place to-day(Thursday) from 172 Rebecca street, at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCNAUGHTON - On Monday afternoon, Dr. Keating held an inquest at Barber's tavern, Puslinch, on the body of Duncan McNaughton, farm labourer, aged 65 years, who died under the following circumstances. Deceased was first seen about one o'clock on Saturday afternoon by Harman Chilman, sitting on the roadside near the graveyard, about one mile from Barber's tavern. Chilman, thinking he had been drinking, went to a neighbour's and procured him some tea, which having been given him, he went on his way. Mr. James Cunningham, passing by later in the day, also saw deceased, and believing him to be ill, conveyed him to Barber's tavern and sent for Dr. Macintyre of Hespeler, who attended deceased until Sunday night about ten o'clock, when he died. Finding several bruises about his head and body, Dr. Macintyre consulted Dr. Keating, and it was decided to hold an inquest on the deceased. Dr. Macintyre made a post mortem examination from which it appeared that deceased had been suffering from a chronic abscess of the brain, the effusion of blood from which had produced apoplexy and caused deceased's death. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased died of apoplexy accelerated by the heat of the sun while the brain was in a diseased condition.


September 2, 1870


REDPATH, MCCARTHY - On Wednesday afternoon last week a dreadful accident occurred in Walsingham. A party of seven were in the woods berrying, when the storm came on, they got into a waggon, and started out of the woods. As they were passing along, a large tree fell across the back part of the waggon, and a young, woman named Redpath, and a young man named McCarthy were crushed to death. Another young man named Hutchison was so severely injured that the physician who is attending him has small hope of his recovery. Had the tree fallen a moment sooner, it is very likely that all the occupants of the waggon would have been killed or severely injured.

WELCH - (London) A shocking case of suicide last night shocked the residents of Waterloo street in the neighbourhood of Darling's brewery. A middle-aged man, named Henry Welch, who had once served as soldier in the 83rd Regiment, ended his life by deliberately blowing his brains out with an old shotgun. Deceased served with his Regiment in India, and in a close hand-to-hand conflict on one occasion, received a severe bayonet wound in the forehead from the effects of which his mind has since been subject to periodical aberrations. The distress caused by this affliction was very greatly increased by divers bodily infirmities, the chief of which was paralysis of the left side which totally disabled him from physical labour. He lived with his brother, Mr. Michael Welch, the foreman of the brewery, and being a bachelor, was without those responsibilities which might be supposed to depress a man of family crippled by ailments. He was surrounded with all the comforts enjoyed by his brother's family who live in a neat brick cottage with ample grounds, and appear to be well-to-do in the world. On the civic holiday, last Thursday, the deceased joined in the excursion to Cleveland with the view of spending a few days in Ohio for the benefit of his declining health. At that time, nothing unusual seemed to disturb him. He set out as natural in mind as be had been for many weeks, and had been advised that the lake trip would do him good. He returned by way of Detroit on Wednesday, reaching here the same evening. Yesterday his mind seemed again afflicted by a return of his old malady. He said but little and spent most of the time by himself as if brooding over some strange and mysterious plan. No notice however was taken of his movements. About 6 o'clock in the evening, some members of the family were engaged in the backyard when they were startled by the report of a gun, but not expecting the enactment of such a tragedy, paid no attention to the circumstance more than to express surprise at the nearness of the report. By and by, the tea was prepared for the family and Miss Scale, who was staying at the house, went to the front door to see if the men were coming home. She re-entered the house, and soon afterward returned again, looking out, and this time noticed the form of the deceased lying on the verandah, his legs hanging over it and his feet resting on the ground. Supposing him to be sleeping, she closed the door and re-entered the house, remarking to Mrs. Welch that it was time to wake Henry who was taking a nap on the verandah and call him in to tea. While they were conversing, a young son of Mrs. Welch's, Charles, ran into the house exclaiming that his uncle had shot himself, and was dead. At once, the terrible truth flashed upon the minds of the inmates. The mystery of the report they had heard was now explained. Hastening outside, they found the deceased in the position above described, a stream of blood welling out of the wound at the back of his head, and forming in a crimson pool beside it. A shotgun, one which had long been in the house, rested between his legs with the

 muzzle pointing upwards. The left foot of the deceased was uncovered, showing the fatal means resorted to by him. He had placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger with his toe, the result being that the full charge of shot pierced through the brain, shattering the occipital bone, and tearing the flesh so as to form a ragged wound through which the blood freely flowed. The alarm at once spread through the neighbourhood, and crowds gathered about the door to hear a recital of the dread event. A message was sent to the Chief of Police who notified Coroner Moore, and an inquest has been ordered to be ordered this morning at the house.


IRELAND - Died at Nelson, on the 1st instant, James Ireland, aged 44 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Friday) from his late residence to the place of interment at two o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Yesterday morning, a farmer named James Ireland, about 40 years of age, dropped dead in the road between the village of Wellington Square and the railway station. He had been addicted to the use of ardent spirits for some time, and during the last two weeks, he had partaken of more than usual. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.


AIKINS - The adjourned inquest on the body of the man Aikins who was found drowned in Burlington Bay last week resumed yesterday, and the following verdict returned: That the deceased William Aikins came to his death by throwing himself into Burlington Bay from the deck of the steamer "Champion" while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity on or about the latter part of June of first of July. (See page 68.)


CANNING- (Port Dalhousie) As the workmen at Muir's shipyard were hoisting a mast to be put in the schooner "M. L. Breck" here to-day, the line broke, letting the mast fall on the deck, and part of the wire rigging, striking a carpenter named James Canning, injured him so badly that he died about half an hour after, also doing considerable damage to the vessel and rigging.


DUBOIS - A murder was committed at the Chaudiere this evening by an Irishman named Croley who had been drinking with a fellow workman all the afternoon, and some dispute arising, he knocked the other down and kicked him to death in a most brutal manner. Deceased was a Frenchman named Dubois. The murderer was arrested immediately.


September 6, 1870


MOORE - Died at Otterville, Ontario, on the 24th August last, by drowning, Katie O., eldest daughter of A. B. and Susan Moore, aged 7 years.


BENOIT - A vacancy has been left in the Quebec Legislature by the death of Mr. Pierre Benoit, M.P.P., for Napierville.


PRICE - A fatal accident occurred at the Welland Race Course on Thursday last. It appears that a young men named Price was training a horse on the track when one of the wheels came off, throwing him out, and hurting him so badly that he died next morning.


CLARK - On Friday morning, an inquest was held by Dr. McMaster at the house of Mr. Robert Conway, 3rd concession of West York, on the body of a male child of Eliza Clark, a servant in the employ of Mr. Conway. The appearance of the infant evidently showed that it had been destroyed immediately after the birth, although strong doubts are entertained as to whether it was born alive. The body was frightfully mutilated, the right arm being nearly separated from the body. The neck was broken, one of the thighs near torn from the body, and the abdomen badly injured.


September 7, 1870


TURNER - Died in this city, on September 6, 1870, Winnifred C., third daughter of Alfred and Sarah Turner, aged 4 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence, corner of James and Simcoe streets, this day, the 7th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


HOWE - (Ottawa) Last night, about half past nine, a young man, named David Howe, was found dead in a house on Clure street, kept by a woman of disreputable character named Temple.


ROCCIO - (Quebec) The brother of Mr. Levi Roccio of " L' Evenment" newspaper was among the killed at Cravelotte.


September 9, 1870


SPRATT - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Thomas Spratt, aged 73 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday, 10th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m., from 98 Bay street north, to Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CHRISTIE - Died at his residence, West Flamborough, on the 8th instant, the Rev. Thomas Christie, in the 81st year of his age. The funeral will take place on Saturday, the 10th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

POST - (Montreal) A sad affair occurred last night in Vitre street. A young, man named David Post, blockmaker, residing with his widowed mother at 157 in the above street, fell dead while on a visit to his paramour, Madame Lapointe, who lives nearly opposite. It appears that the Post family are moderately well-to-do people, the mother having just returned from a visit to the seaside, and while she was away, David went on a spree of some days' duration. From Saturday to Monday, he is said to have drunk nothing, and yesterday afternoon was seemingly quite sober and spoke of going to work in the morning. After partaking of some tea, he went out and called at Lapointe's where he prepared to pass the night. About 9:30, he was sitting on a bed reading a paper, and was observed to turn ghastly pale and close his eyes. He then fell sideways on the bed and never gained consciousness. Dr. Desjardins and another medical man were sent for but although the deceased's heart beat for a few seconds, they were unable to render any assistance, and death quickly ensued. His body was carried across to 157, where an inquest was held this morning, and a verdict returned to the effect that death was caused by congestion of the brain brought on by the undue use of intoxicating liquors.


September 10, 1870


MCCRACKEN - Died in this city, on Friday, September 9th, Sarah, relict of the late William McCracken, and mother of Mr. James McCracken, High Bailiff of this city, and Mr. McCracken of the Anglo-American Hotel, aged 85 years. The funeral will leave Mr. James McCracken's residence, King William street, on Sunday, September 11th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


CHRISTIE - The announcement of the death of the Rev. Thomas Christie which was made in the Spectator of yesterday will be of sad interest to large numbers of our readers. The deceased clergyman was the oldest and one of the most widely known of the labourers in the Master's fold in this Province. He was the first man sent to Canada by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, arriving in Montreal in 1832. He was also the first who came to the Western Province, journeying on foot from Montreal to Kingston, at which latter place he stayed a while to establish a station, but having a desire to open up the western field of his missionary work, he fixed his residence in Flamborough, establishing Stations at that place, at St. George, Eramosa, and Chippewa, and was looked upon as the founder of those churches. After some years, he accepted the united charge of the churches in Flamborough and Dundas, occasionally supplying the church in Hamilton. It is not a little remarkable that the school house in which he preached in this city occupied the spot on which Central Presbyterian Church now stands. Mr. Christie's high sense of

honour would not permit him to appropriate to his own use any sum he received for stated services, but he conscientiously placed them to the credit of the U.P.C. Society, he being in receipt of a stipend from the Mission Board. The funeral will take place to-day at 11 o'clock and will be largely attended by friends from Hamilton and elsewhere, as well as by the neighbours of the deceased.


KEIGHT - The London "Free Press" says: The passengers on the G.W.R. accommodation train, due here from the east at 9:30 o'clock last night, were witnesses to a tragical scene which occurred as the train neared Harrisburg. An elderly and travel-stained gentleman who was sitting in a seat by himself was suddenly seized with a spasm of pain and a stream of blood gushed from his mouth. He signalled for assistance to those near him, and at once the occupants of the car crowded round him to render what aid they could. But all was in vain. Excited passengers rushed from one car to another calling for a physician, but none was on board, and those who stood by were powerless to give him aid. Meanwhile the blood issued in a thick and continued stream, forming a large pool on the floor. The victim was unable to speak, and gradually sank until he expired a few minutes after the attack. The body was carefully laid out in the baggage car and brought to this city where the railway physician, Dr. Moore, was summoned. The deceased proved to be Mr. Keight, a brother-in-law of Mr. Munsie, timekeeper at the locomotive department here, and aged 58. He had just returned from California and was on his way to visit his relatives in this city before proceeding west. It seems he had for some time been affected with consumption of the lungs which had at last reached a very advanced stage, and it is judged that death was caused by the breaking of a blood vessel in the region affected.


September 13, 1870


LANE - On Thursday last, John Lane, a farmer living in the Township of South Cayuga, committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn of his neighbour where he had been working during the early part of the day, assisting at thrashing. The unfortunate man had been in a very desponding state of mind for some time, but his friends never apprehended that he intended to commit such a rash act. Monetary embarrassment is supposed to be the cause of his aberration of mind. This is the third case of suicide in this small township, and one attempt, within the space of a month.


CREAN - A little boy named John Crean was drowned while amusing himself on the booms at Point Levi.

September 14, 1870


LOUDON - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Lames William Press Loudon, aged 10 years and 5 months. The funeral will leave the residence of his father, Mr. William Loudon, 203 James street north, on Thursday afternoon, at three o'clock.


September 15, 1870


EGAN - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 14th instant, Mr. Patrick Egan, in the 56th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 23 Mulberry street, on Friday, at half past two. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


September 17, 1870


HOWARD - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 16th instant, James Arthur, son of W, H. Howard, aged 11 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, 17 Rebecca street, on Monday next, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.


YOUNG - Died at West Lawn, yesterday morning, 16th September, Herman Dillon, the infant son of J. H. Young, Esq. The funeral will take place on Sunday next, at 4 p.m.


September 19, 1870


LIND - Died at York street, on the 18th, James Whillas, infant son of George Lind. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock.


MOORE - James Moore, sailor or board the "Edward Cartwell" fell in the hold and was instantly killed.


DEAN - (Goderich) Some two weeks ago, our esteemed townsman, Mr. Joel Dean, went up the lake on a hunting excursion. He was accompanied by a youth named William Mercer, aged sixteen or seventeen years, whom he hired for the purpose. On Monday, 12th instant, the youth returned from Fishing Islands, bringing the news that on Sunday, the 4th instant, he and Mr. Dean were out in a small boat when it was upset by a squall. Mr. Dean sank immediately. Mercer held on to the boat and was after a time picked up by two fishermen. Some suspicious circumstances coming to light, Mercer was arrested on a charge of robbery. There was found on his person Mr. Dean's purse containing some $40, amongst which was a five-dollar gold pocket piece. He was examined by the Mayor and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He afterwards

confessed that he had shot Mr. Dean through the head. On Wednesday last, a large party accompanied by Mr. Trainer, chief constable, with the prisoner, proceeded to the place where Mercer said he shot Dean. Today the party returned, bringing the body of Dean. A large crowd awaited the arrival of the boat at the dock. The excitement was tense at its arrival. It was with much difficulty that the prisoner was conveyed to the gaol. Cries of "Hang him", and "Shoot him" were heard all over. Altogether it is one of the most atrocious murders that have been committed in this neighbourhood.


September 20, 1870


FORSTER - Died at Markham, on the 19th instant, George H. Forster, aged 21 years.


TROUP - Died on the 17th instant, William, infant son of the Rev. William Troup, aged 11 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, to 69 Main street west, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


BONALLIE - Andrew Bonallie, who has been keeping a tavern in Walkerton, died suddenly at Alma on Monday lest. He left home on Sunday intending to go to Guelph, accompanied by a man named Scott. He reached Alma about 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon, and stopped at Mr. Steel's tavern. He had not been long in, when he took a fit. He was put to bed and a doctor sent for who administered such remedies as he considered necessary. Mr. Bonallie recovered, got out of bed during the evening, and returned to the bar. About 10 o'clock, he proposed to have a look at his horse which was in the stable, before going to bed. This Mr. Steel objected to, and sent the ostler to see that all was right. Bonallie, however, stepped out by the front door. They had been keeping a watch upon him, and he was not five minutes absent when he was missed. Search was made for him, and he was found almost immediately, lying on his face dead at the corner of the stable.


September 21, 1870


GOGONON - A party crossing from Kamouraska to Murray Bay a few days ago met with a distressing accident. The boat upset, and three children and a man named Gogonon were drowned.


MEE - On Friday night, a brakeman named Richard Mee of Toronto was killed by accident on the G.W.R. near Suspension Bridge. He was a new hand on a freight train, and being unaccustomed to running on the top of a train, fell between the cars, being dreadfully crushed by the train passing over his lower extremities. After several hours of intense suffering, he expired.

CHAPMAN - Toronto has another sensation in the case of the unfortunate girl, Chapman, supposed to have been thrown into the Bay by a man named Robert Wagstaff. It appears that they had been drinking during the greater portion of Saturday last in one of Stanley street's most famous resorts, and went out together in the evening. A short time afterwards, Wagstaff returned to the house and reported that the girl had been drowned. An investigation by the police and at the coroner's inquest resulted in the commitment of Wagstaff on a charge of murdering her.


BENJAMIN - (Odessa) On Sunday evening, the 18th ultimo, a fearful accident occurred about four miles from here, causing the death of a child, four years, by fire. It seems that Mr. Rowley Benjamin and his wife had just returned from church, leaving the child in the house with a lighted candle on the table while they went out to milk the cows. On returning, they found the child burned to such an extent that before medical aid arrived, life was extinct.


SUTHERLAND - (Montreal) The body of an unknown man was found on Sunday morning, floating in the river near the canal, and was recognized yesterday as that of Mr. Robert Sutherland of this city. He had been for nearly 25 years in the employ of Mr. John Lovell, printer, during 15 years of which he was foreman in the establishment. He went to Lachine on the morning of the race, since which time he was not seen or heard of by his friends until they recognized his body in the cemetery.


JARDIN - Mr. Pierre Jardin, an old and well known resident of Montreal, and reportedly very wealthy, was found dead in his bed this morning at his residence, 33 St. Denis street. He was apparently quite well yesterday, and lived entirely alone.


September 22, 1870


MCGILVARY - Died on the 20th instant, Mr. Daniel McGilvary, conductor G.W.R., aged 31 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, to 75 Elgin street, to-day (Thursday), at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


KELK - Died on Wednesday, the 21st instant, George Kelk, a native of London, England, aged 65 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on Bay street, on Friday, at half past two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


FORSTER - Died at Upper Norwood, near London, England, on the 24th of July last, Jane Forster, relict of the late George J. Forster, of this city. The funeral will take place from the

residence of her father, John Young, Esq., John street south, on Saturday, the 24th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


NIXON - A young girl, daughter of Mr. Nixon, 7th concession of London Township, died a few days ago, choked by a plum stone which lodged in her throat and defied all efforts of physicians to remove it.


September 23, 1870


MCCRAE - Mr. William McCrae, an o1d and respected resident, of Goderich Township, died last week at the advanced age of 93. A very large cortege of relatives and friends attended his remains on Sunday to their resting place in Maitland cemetery.


September 24, 1870


MACDONALD - Died at Chicago, Illinois, of inflammation of the bowels, George Ross, aged ten years and ten months, youngest child of Godfrey and Mary Macdonald.


September 26, 1870


FLITCROFT - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Seth Flitcroft, aged 24 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Monday) from his late residence, 150 King William street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JODOIN - (Montreal) The funeral of Pierre Jodoin, who committed suicide by hanging himself, took place this afternoon.


September 27, 1870


PUNSHON - The wife of the Rev. W. M. Punshon, died on Friday afternoon.


September 29, 1870


GEOFFREY - (Montreal) A man named Eli Geoffrey committed suicide by hanging himself in a hay-loft last evening.


October 3, 1870


MCLEOD - Died in this city, on Sunday Morning, the 2nd October, Henry Munday, infant son of John McLeod, aged 1 year, and 1 month. Funeral will take place on Tuesday,

the 4th instant, at 3 o'clock, from his father's residence, 59 Charles street. Friends are requested to attend.


BOSTARD - James Bostard, miller, Peterborough, fell dead on the street a few days ago. He had been in his usual health up to the time of the occurrence.


October 4, 1870


FREED - At London, Ontario, after a short illness, Edmund Freed, aged 22 years, second son of John Freed, Hamilton. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, corner of Main and Wentworth streets, to-day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


October 5, 1870


CHANDLER - (St John) Judge Chandler died at Moncton on Sunday last quite suddenly after having attended divine services in church in the morning. The deceased rendered important public service in the commission for codifying the laws of New Brunswick in 1854 and in 1866. He was elected to the House of Assembly in the Confederate Assembly in the confederate interest. He was a thorough, progressive man and much esteemed.


October 6, 1870


TURNER - Died on Monday, 3rd instant, William Mitchell Turner, of Dowan Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, aged 49 years.


GILLES - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Emma, wife of Mr. W. Gilles, a native of Lyndhurst, England. The funeral will take place from her husband's residence, corner of King and Pearl streets, to-day (Thursday) afternoon at half past four o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


MCCANN - (Quebec) John McCann, a native of the County of Monaghan, Ireland, a recently arrived single man, was drowned last night while boarding a vessel in the harbour. The body has not been recovered.


October 8, 1870


ROSE - Died in Hamilton, on the evening of the 6th instant, Grace, second daughter of the late Hugh Rose, of London, Ontario. The funeral will take place at half past eight o'clock this (Saturday) morning at the residence of her brother-is-law, Alexander Duncan, Esq., to 70 Hughson street, whence the remains will be taken to London for interment.


October 10, 1870


GRAHAM - Died in this city, on Saturday, October 8th, Sergeant Robert Graham of the Hamilton Police Force, aged 48 years. The deceased was formerly a member of the Irish constabulary, but since 1856, has been an. official member of the police force of this city. The funeral will leave his late residence, James Street Police Station, at 3 o'clock to-day (Monday). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

On Saturday afternoon, Sergeant Graham of the police force died suddenly at his residence No 2 Police Station. The deceased had been complaining for some days of a pain in his chest, yet he was not incapacitated from duty. He was on duty on Saturday morning and appeared to be in his usual health. At half past one, he went home to dinner, and subsequently went into the yard, nailed a couple of boards on the fence, and cut two sticks of cordwood. Shortly after, he went into the house and complained to his wife that he was suffering from a severe pain in his chest. He lay down on the lounge, and in a few minutes he expired. In the evening, an inquest was held by Dr. White, coroner, and a verdict returned that death was caused by a disease called 'angina pectoris'. The deceased had been in the force since 1854, and was held in high esteem by the public and the members of the police. His remains will be interred this afternoon at 3 o'clock.


KENDALL - (Montreal) Yesterday afternoon, a man named William Kendall, employed in Molson's brewery, was suffocated in one of the tubs or vats by the gas liberated in the process of fermentation.


LANGBERG - The body of the German, Langberg, referred to in our issue of Saturday as being missing, was found yesterday morning in the Bay near Rock Bay wharf. It is supposed he must have committed suicide, although some suspicious circumstances appear in connection with the fact that no money was found upon his person and that one of his pockets was turned inside out. His neighbours, however, say that for some time past, he did not act in his usual manner. An inquest will be held this morning by Dr. Mackintosh, coroner.


VEGEN - (Quebec) A man named Camelin Vegen and his son were upset out of a canoe loaded with chips yesterday evening, opposite Bernard and Angois shipyard, Pointe aux Tembles. The father was drowned, and the body has not yet been recovered. The son was restored by friction and warm applications.


LANGBERG - Yesterday morning, Dr. Mackintosh, held an inquest on the body of Julius

Langberg, referred to in our columns as being missing since Tuesday, and whose body was found at Carroll's Point on Sunday last. The jury after hearing the evidence returned a verdict of "Found drowned".


BOIVIN - Mr. Alphonse Boivin died at the Hotel Bieu hospital in Quebec from effects of the recent boiler explosion. His father, who is also in the hospital, is still under medical care, but is not expected to recover.


October 12, 1870


TRUAX - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Abram Truax, in his 76th year. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 13th instant, from his late residence, No 5 Hess street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MONK - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Helen, youngest daughter of William Monk, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 16 days. The funeral will take place to-day (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. from her father's residence, Florence street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RITCHIE - Died at St. Lawrence Hall, Montreal, on Monday, 11th October, 1870, Edmund Layton Ritchie, in the 35th year of his age, third son of the late Edmund Ritchie, formerly postmaster of this city. The funeral will take place from the residence of his brother, Mr. F. F. Ritchie, James street, on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.


FERGUSSON - Died at Harrowgate, England, suddenly, on the 23rd ultimo, Edward Irvine Fergusson, late of the firm of Richard Juson and Co., of this city.


RITCHIE - We regret to learn that Edmund Layton Ritchie, Esq., formerly postmaster of Hamilton, died suddenly at the St. Lawrence Hall, Montreal, on Monday last. His brother, E. F. Ritchie, Esq., the present postmaster, received a telegram yesterday to that effect. The remains left Montreal yesterday and will be due here to-day by the 1:40 train. The deceased left Canada in 1862, and had been successfully engaged in business in New York City up to the time of his premature death.


BORLAND - Mr. James Borland, formerly of Hamilton, died of yellow fever in the city of Galveston, Texas, on the 30th ultimo. He was a nephew of Mr. J. J. Hand, formerly of the "Banner" office, served his apprenticeship in the "Spectator" office, and was at the time of his death foreman of the Galveston "News". During the war, he served in the Confederate army to the close. He leaves a wife and child.

WEBSTER - The Brampton "Times" says: We learn that a young woman named Mary Webster, well-known in this neighbourhood, died suddenly in Churchville, this morning. The cause of her death is supposed to be an attempted abortion. An inquest will be held this afternoon.


WILSON - One day last week, a little boy, about ten years of age, son of Mr. Abraham Wilson of Huntley, met with a fatal accident. It appears he was out in the field loading a cart with potatoes, and having stooped down before the wheel, the horse suddenly started, the wheel passing over the poor little fellow's head. He died almost immediately. His parents at the time were on their way to the Almonte fair.


ORR - The Belleville "Intelligencer" of Friday says: To-day about twelve o'clock, as Mr. Samuel Orr, an old resident of the Township of Thurlow, was in company with two boys driving over the Commons on the hill, the wheel of the wagon ran over a small stump, throwing him violently to the ground where he lay, apparently insensible. When picked up, it was found that he was quite dead, the shock having dislocated his neck. Mr. Orr was an old and respectable resident of this locality, and was, we understand, in the vicinity of 86 years of age. He leaves a large number of descendants. An inquest on the remains was held this afternoon by Coroner Roy, and a verdict returned in accordance with the above facts.


October 13, 1870


TOGUE - Bernard Togue, of Lake George, N.B., was shot dead a few days ago by Robert Davis.


QUINN - (Montreal) T. L. Quinn, student at law, formerly of Kingston, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday morning. He was a young man of ability, and his death is much regretted in legal circles where he was well known.


October 14, 1870


CREIGHTON - John Brown, convicted at the Lambton Assizes of the murder of Francis John Creighton, has been sentenced to be hanged at Sarnia on the 29th of December.


October 15, 1870


MCKAY - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Harriet McKay, widow of the late O. J. McKay, barrister, and sixth daughter of James Kirkpatrick, County Treasurer. The funeral will leave her father's residence, No 43 Catherine street between Rebecca and Gore streets, on Sunday, 16th

instant at half past three of clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MCKENNA - Died on Friday, the 14th instant, in this city, Robert McKenna, a native of the County of Monaghan, Ireland, aged 58 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, corner of John and Wood streets, at 2 o'clock p.m. on Sunday, the 16th instant.


HESS - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Mrs. Hess, in the 82nd year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, King street west, on Monday afternoon, the l7th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly attend without further notice. (This is the second wife of Peter Hess, nee Ruth "Parsons)


LANGLOIS - Noel Langlois, Reeve of Sandwich west,, died recently, greatly regretted by the French-Canadian settlers in that section.


MINK - There are very few persons indeed in Belleville and along the Bay of Quinte who did not know Tobias Mink, much better known as 'Old Toby', The good-natured old fellow was always hailed with delight by the youngsters in town on the occasion of his periodical visits, and many a kick and cuff have been administered to him by older persons, and received in equal good part. The end of it all is that the body of poor old Toby was found floating in the Napanee River a day or two ago. It is thought that while drunk he had fallen in.


October 17, 1870


GORDON - Died at the Bishop's Palace, in this city, on the 15th instant, the Very Reverend Edward Gordon, late Vicar General of Hamilton, in the 78th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Tuesday next, at 9:30 a.m., from his late residence to St. Mary's Cathedral.

A very large circle of friends and admirers will have learned with, deep regret of the death of the very Reverend Edward Gordon, late vicar General of the Diocese of Hamilton, which took place at the Bishop's Palace at an early hour on Saturday morning. The event was not unexpected, for the deceased was full of years, and for some time past, there have been unmistakable evidences that his end was drawing nigh.

The deceased was born in the city of Dublin on the 1st of November, 1792, and had consequently reached within a few days of his 78th year. He came to Canada in 1817, and remained for some time in Quebec. From there be went to St. Raphael's College in the county of Glengarry where he completed his theological studies and was ordained a priest on the 29th of January, 1829. After

the lapse of a year, he was assigned to duty at York, now Toronto. In 1834, he was appointed parish priest of Niagara, and in 1846, he arrived in this city as the successor of The Venerable Vicar General McDonnel, a position which he held up to the time of his death. Father Gordon was a man of rare kindliness of heart and a richly genial disposition. He had the rare power, which so few possess, of throwing a charm around all who had intercourse with him. It is no figure of speech to say that by all such he will be sincerely and affectionately mourned, and his memory fondly cherished.


October 17, 1870


SPRATT - Died at Ancaster, on the 16th instant, Mr. Thomas Spratt, late of Hamilton, aged 26 years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, the l8th instant, from the residence of his father-in-law, Charles Phillips, to the place of interment, St. John's Church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


SHAVER - John Shaver, a young man of much promise, met with his death a few days ago by the falling of a tree. He was out coon hunting with some of his neighbours, and a tree, which he felled, struck another tree, throwing the limbs in all directions, one of which struck him. He lived only two hours afterwards.


ROSSEAUX - (Montreal) An inquest was held this morning by Mr. Coroner Jones on the body of Joseph Rosseaux, aged 56 years, who committed suicide the night before by hanging himself. After examining several witnesses, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased had come to his death by committing suicide while in a state of mental aberration.


October 20, 1870


BALMER - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Janet, wife of Mr. John Balmer, aged 81 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) from 47 Henry street at half past two o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


October 21, 1870


SHARPE - Died at Chicago, on the 18th instant,, William, son of Alderman Sharpe, of this city, aged 25 years. The funeral will leave his father's residence, 42 Vine street, to-day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept of this intimation.

October 22, 1870


DOW - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, John, second son of Mr. William Dow, aged 23 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his father's residence, 111 King street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FEARMAN - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Mr. W. Fearman, aged 76 years. The funeral will take place on Monday, the 24th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of his son, Mr. F. W. Fearman, Stinson street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


FERGUSON - Yesterday afternoon as the freight train from the east was due here at five o'clock, one of the brakesmen, named Ferguson, who was on the top of the cars., came in contact with the Hughson street bridge, and was knocked off the cars. The train was immediately stopped, and the injured man was taken to the station where he lived but a few minutes. Dr. White held an inquest upon the body this morning at the James street Police Station.


October 24, 1870


BRENNAN - Died at Strabane, on Friday, the 21st instant, Charlotte, wife of Mr. John Brennan, aged 22 years.


DELISLE - (Quebec) A boy named George Delisle was drowned from the barge "Salom".


October 25, 1870


MARTIN - (Montreal) An inquest was held this forenoon by Mr. Coroner Jones and 14 jurymen on view of the body of the young man, Martin, who was killed yesterday on the Grand Trunk track near the Point St Charles station. It was shown in the evidence that the tender that Martin attempted to jump on board of, was going at the rate of five mile an hour. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


October 26, 1870


DEMILE - Two accidents, one of which has resulted fatally, occurred from reckless driving near Picton during the past week. The first happened to a young lady named Miss Bishop while driving out with her brother in a carriage which came in collision with another heavy vehicle which threw her out, injuring her to such an extent that her life is despaired of.

The last and most serious was that of an old resident of Sophiasburgh named Demile who, while attempting to cross the street at Demorestville where the township exhibition was being held, was knocked down by a horse driven by a man named Carman. He was picked up insensible and survived the injuries he received only three quarters of an hour.


HILLIS - Died in the Township of Middleton, on the 17th instant, aged 77 years, Mr. James Hillis, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed merchants in the County of Norfolk.


LYNCH - Died in this city, on Monday, the 24th instant, Thomas Lynch, aged 61 years, a native of County Clare, Ireland. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Wentworth street and Aikman avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon at half past two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation without further notice.


October 27, 1870


THOMPSON - (St. John, N.B.) Dr. Thompson of St. George, who for many years represented in the Conservative interest at different periods during his life, the County of Charlotte in the legislature, died on Thursday morning at an advanced age. When last returned, he was elected on the anti-confederate ticket. As a politician, he was shrewd and caustic. Socially he shone as a warm-hearted and hospitable gentleman, and to the poor he had “a hand open as day to melting charity.”


ROSS - We learn by the London "Free Press" that, a very sad accident occurred on the River Thames on Saturday afternoon by which a man well-known in London and vicinity, Mr. William Ross, was drowned, together with his horse. For a year past, he had been occupied in driving a light parcel waggon for the public accommodation and was noted for his very pushing and industrious habits. It appears he bad been hired to deliver a can of oil in Petersville, and tried to cross the river at the Forks instead of by the Blackfriars Bridge, in order to water the horse and cleanse the waggon by driving through the water. The late rains have so swollen the stream and increased its speed as to make this a hazardous undertaking, yet he advanced to about the middle without danger. Here he stopped and walked out upon the shaft to lower the check rein and let the horse drink. While he was doing so, the reins fell from the forepart of the waggon upon the horse's hinder legs, causing him to start forward. It is explained that in this way, the horse got his hoofs entangled in the lines and fell with his master undermost, and in a position from which he could not extricate himself, and both were drowned. The alarm caused by the accident spread like wildfire, ard the police and hundreds of citizens, together with residents in the suburbs, hurried to

the scene of the accident. The body was brought out by Mr. John Mustill after having been in the water almost one hour and ten minutes. Efforts were made to restore animation, but it soon became clear to all that the vital spark had fled. Deceased lived in the Township of Westminster on a well-situated lot of land which he had acquired after many years of industrious toil, chiefly in the employment of John. Mackenzie, wholesale dry goods merchant and grocer, now in Hamilton, in whose employ he had been for fifteen years. He returned to this city from there a year ago and started the business of waggoner. He was a widower and leaves four children, three of them girls, to mourn his untimely end. It was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest on the remains. (Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr. John Stewart in the employ of Kerr, Brown, and Mackenzie of this city)


October 31, 1879


BRENNAN - Died at Strabane, suddenly, on the 29th instant, William Brennan, Esq., aged 60 years.


BRONDSON - (Montreal) The funeral of the late Joseph Brondson took place yesterday. Deceased was for nine years a member of the City Council and took a great interest in the Fire Brigade. His funeral was attended by some of the Judges of the Upper Court, His Honour the Recorder, the Mayor, and several members of the City Council, the firemen in a body, and a large concourse of citizens.


November 2, 1870


KENT - Died in this city, on the afternoon of the 31st October, at the residence of her son-in-law, John Muff, York street, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of James Kent, in the 77tb year of her age. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the above place. Friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


MILLS, BROWN - (Port Colborne) Captain E. P. Dorr, acting for the insurance companies, came over to-day and presented Captain Noble of the schooner "Hippograff", who rescued the "Rankin" crew, a splendid gold watch for his gallant and humane conduct, and to each of the crew who went with him, a sum of sixty or seventy dollars, and said it was their intention to provide for the wife and family of John Mills who lost his life in attempting to rescue them. The bodies of the three men were washed ashore to-day. Mills will be taken by his friends to his home in Racine, Wisconsin. The other two men will be buried here. The cook of the "Rankin", who was washed overboard, was named Mrs. Brown, widow. She leaves three children in Cleveland.

November 4, 1870


MCGEE - (London) We learn that a man named Patrick McGee from Kirkfield, who came to town on Tuesday of last week in the capacity of juror, and who was staying at Mr. Con Martin's, went to sleep on Tuesday evening and continued in a state of unconsciousness until Thursday evening when he ceased to exist.


TILLEY - (Quebec) Sapper Tilley of the Royal Engineers, quartered in the Jesuit Barracks, was this morning at six o'clock found dead in his room, lying on the floor with a dreadful wound on his head. He had retired in his usual health in the same apartment with four other men of the Corps, and none of them had been disturbed by any unusual noise during the night, yet deceased lay on the floor alongside his bed, and a large pool of blood was discovered alongside of the stove where it is supposed he must have strayed and fallen during the night and on attempting to regain his bed, had fallen alongside of it to the floor with his bed clothes wrapped round him. The unfortunate man had been subject to epileptic fits. The coroner will hold an investigation into all the circumstances,


BROOKFIELD - (Halifax) The community was startled on Wednesday morning by the announcement that Mr. John Brookfield had been found dead in his bed. Mr. Brookfield was 61 years of age, and a native of Yorkshire, England. For some years be resided in New Brunswick where he was well known as a railway conductor. Having contracted with the Imperial Government to build some fortifications at Halifax, he removed his family here and has since been engaged in numerous works for the Imperial Government as well as in general building. In every relation, John Brookfield was a good man. His energy and integrity won for him the reputation of a thorough business man. A gentlemanly demeanour made him respected by all who had intercourse with him. His works of unassuming Christian charity will be testified by all who have been engaged during his residence here in any work having for its object the good of the community.


November 5, 1870


SMITH - Died in Glanford, on the 2nd instant, at the residence of Amos Smith, Sr., Mrs. Charity Smith, aged 6l years, widow of the late Robert Smith, Esq. (Buried in the Smith family cemetery, Glanford.)

November 7, 1870


STINSON - Died yesterday morning, Minnie Elizabeth Stinson, daughter of Mr F. Stinson, East avenue, aged 3 months and 4 days. The funeral will take place this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the corner of East avenue and Cannon street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PARSONS - Died at Bowbrook Lodge, on the 6th instant, Martha Emily Parson, aged 48 years. The funeral will leave Mrs. Howard's residence, at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon.


STRANGE - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, David Brown, youngest son of James Strange, Esq., aged 3 years, 2 months, and 23 days. The funeral will leave his father's residence, No 48 Murray street, at 3 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


CAMPBELL - A young lad, named Campbell, got entangled in some belting in Ross's cotton factory, Norwich, and was killed.


KERR - (Montreal) A little girl, daughter of Mr. Kerr, advocate, died yesterday from the effects of poison. She had, while playing on the floor, picked up a bunch of matches and put them in her mouth. She lived twenty-four hours after.


DEAN - (Quebec) The funeral of James Dean, yesterday, was largely attended by citizens and the Masonic brotherhood.


November 9, 1870


LUCAS - Died on the 8th instant, Evelyn Clara, daughter of the late F. R. Lucas, aged 21 years. The funeral will take place from her brother's residence, John street, on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.


November 10, 1870


SMITH - Died at Ingersoll, on the 9th instant, at the residence of Noble Sharpe, Esq., George Dryden, youngest son of Mr. R. McNaught Smith, of this city, aged one year.


November 11, 1870


GURNETT - Died at Ancaster, on the 10th instant, James Gurnett, Esq., aged 75 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, to-day (Friday) at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accent this intimation.


MATHEWS - William Mathews, Esq., of Brantford, received the sad intelligence by telegraph

yesterday that his son, Alexander, had been killed by a railway accident while on his way from Memphis, Tennessee, to Texas. The young man has been for some years in employ of the Express Co. of Memphis where he was deservedly popular. Mr. Mathews had just been in the express office where he received a package from his son containing money and a letter stating that Alexander would be in Brantford on a visit at Christmas. Mr. Mathews has gone to take care of the body.


HUTT - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of Bugler Henry Hutt, a member of No 4 Company, 13th Battalion, were buried with military honours in the cemetery. The band of the Regiment turned out and played the usual 'Dead March' and other appropriate airs. The comrades of the late bugler testified their appreciation of his worth by mustering in strong force to pay their last respects to the departed soldier.


November 12, 1870


WATERBERRY - Died at Saltfleet, on the 10th instant, Mrs. Waterberry, aged 38 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sunday, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died in this city, on Friday, the 11th instant, Bernard J. Smith, engine driver G.W.R., aged 35 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, No 177 Bay street north, on Sunday, the 13th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept of this intimation.

Yesterday Mr. Bernard Smith, an engine driver on the Great Western Railway, died suddenly at his residence. He was apparently in his usual, health the day before. He was taken ill only yesterday morning, and was dead by one o'clock. Mr. Smith has a very large number of strongly attached friends among his fellow-employees, and many other friends. He was frank, open-hearted, and generous to a fault. He will be much missed, and his death will be deeply lamented.


November 15, 1870


FIELDS - Died on Sunday, 13th instant, Frederick Bowes Fields, youngest son of John C. Fields. The funeral will take place to-day (Tuesday), from his father's residence, King street east, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accent this intimation.


November 16, 1870


POIRIER - (Montreal) The wife of Marcel Poirier, tavern keeper, Mountain street, was on

Sunday night so severely burned by the breaking of a coal oil lamp that she died yesterday from the effects of her injuries. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of "accidental death".


November 17, 1870


LAJEUNESSE - (Montreal) The body of the man who drowned on Monday night in the canal near Ogilvie's mill has been identified as that of Joseph Lajeuness who lived at No 262 Germaine street.


INMAN - Died on the 14th of November, 1870, at his late residence, Richmond street, Toronto, James W. Inman, formerly of this city, aged 57 years. The funeral will take place from the G.W.R. station on the arrival of the 1:40 train from Toronto, this (Thursday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


MELLON - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Thomas, fourth son of Mr. John Mellon, aged 10 years and 11 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, Nightingale street, between Steven and Ashby streets, on Thursday, the 17th. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


November 18, 1870


JARDINE - Died at Saltfleet, on the 17th instant, Jessie, youngest daughter of Joseph Jardine, Esq., aged 23 years. The funeral will leave her father's residence on Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


WILLIAMS - Died on Monday, the 16th, at his residence, Governor's Road, Township of Ancaster, William Williams, in his 78th year. The funeral will leave his late residence this Friday at 12 o'clock noon.

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. William Williams, father of Mr. Charles F. Williams, of Prince's square, came to his death in a very sudden and unexpected manner, The old gentleman, who was in his 78th year, was looking on at his neighbour fixing a well, and as they were about putting the curb down to the bottom, they had to raise it up a short distance so as to allow sufficient room to remove the plank upon which it was resting to make room for lowering it to the bottom. Mr. Williams gave a helping hand, and in drawing the plank away, it being a very heavy one, one end tipped into the well, jerking the deceased forward, who fell a depth of sixteen feet. He was immediately taken up and medical aid sent for, but although every effort was made to

prolong life and alleviate his suffering, he died in about an hour after the accident. The deceased lived on the Governor's Road in the Township of Ancaster for many years and was much respected by all who knew him. His loss will be much felt by those whom he was intimately acquainted with. His remains will be buried at 12 noon this day. The deceased was a staunch loyalist, had fought in the regular British army, and had been a pensioner for forty years.


November 19, 1870


WHYLIE - Died on the 17th instant, Edward, second son of Danie1 Whylie, aged 11 years and 5 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, No 36 Napier street, on Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice.


November 21, 1870


BRIERS - Died in this city, on Sunday, November 20th, Mrs. Jane Briers, wife of Thomas Briers, in the 64th year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, No 66 Catherine street north, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


November 22, 1870


BURNS - (Montreal) The sailor, Thomas Burns, stabbed by a Russian sailor in a drunken altercation three weeks ago, died last night in the English Hospital from the effects of his wounds.


FRENCH - A little girl, grand-child of Mrs. French, 1st line east, Chinguacousy, was burned to death on Tuesday last. The child had been left alone but a short time in the house, and while playing with the stove, her clothes caught fire.


MANNING - A man, named Dennis Manning, about 36 years old, died at Mr. James McGee's, 6th line east, Chinguacousy, on Saturday last. He was a farm labourer with Mr. James Carberry, 3rd line east, but for three weeks he had been off on the spree.


OLIVER - (London) An inquest was held this morning on the remains of Edmund Oliver who was found dead last night in the stable of Mr. Bullock, Richmond street. The verdict returned was that he died from the effects of exposure and bad habits. The deceased formerly was engaged here as a butcher, but latterly, on account of his dissipated habits, he has been reduced to poverty and hardship, and closed his career in a stable whither he was wont to resort for temporary shelter.

BROWN - The Ottawa "Free Press" says a terrible affair occurred in Ashton lately by which a young woman, named Fanny Brown, lost her life by poison. She was in employ of Mr. Donald McFarlane, a hotel keeper of Ashton, and seeing a bottle with some liquor in it on the window sill one evening, she drank about a wine-glassful out of it. She was suddenly taken very ill, and when the cause was enquired into, it was discovered that the liquor contained a deadly poison that was used by Mr. McFarlane as a horse medicine. The poor girl lingered for eleven days in terrible suffering, and then expired. It should be a warning to persons using medicines containing poison to have the bottles labelled. The unfortunate young woman was a sober, well-conducted girl, and was never known to taste liquor before.


November 23, 1870


HARDING - Died on the 22nd instant, Fanny Eleanor, eldest daughter of Henry Harding, aged 5 years and 11 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence, No 60 Hughson street north, at 3:30 p.m. to-day (Wednesday). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


DICKSON - Mrs. W. Dickson, Parkhill, died suddenly on Saturday.


DOW - A young man, named William R. Dow, committed suicide at Halifax a few days ago by shooting himself through the brain.


HARTLEY - By the sudden death of Mr. Edward Hartley, the coal industry of Nova Scotia loses a most able advocate, the Geological survey of Canada an esteemed officer, and society an amiable, accomplished gentleman. Mr. Hartley was a son of W.M.B. Hartley, Esq., merchant of New York, and nephew of the owner of the celebrated Hartley colliery of England. He graduated at the Royal School of Mines, London, and was appointed mining engineer to the Geological Survey of Canada. In 1868, he assisted Sir William E. Logan in a geological survey of Nova Scotia coal regions, and in 1869 and 1870, conducted that survey alone. Mr. Hartley was a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society, and although so young, has achieved fame as an expert in his profession. His loss is most sincerely mourned.


TERWILLIGER - Mr. Terwilliger, artist, corner of John and King streets, died suddenly yesterday morning at five o'clock. He had been suffering for several years with disease of the bronchial tubes, but latterly be appeared to be suffering more than usual. On Monday he was attending to his business and even went out into the streets for a walk.

Mr. Terwilliger has beer a resident of this city for several years, and was an active member of Acacia lodge, A.F. and A.M. His remains will be taken to Connecticut this morning for interment.


November 24, 1870


TISON - (Montreal) About 8 o'clock this morning, a woman named Madeline Tison, residing in Taguirette street, while crossing St. Cartier street, was knocked down by a horse, and one of the wheels of the vehicle attached, passed over her head, inflicting a severe cut from the effect of which she died about noon.


LUCAS - (Kingston) A woman named Lucas was found dead in her bed in her husband's house on Bagot street on Sunday evening. It is reported that in the house, the woman, her husband, and her son were under the influence of liquor at the time.


November 25, 1870


SIGEL - Yesterday morning the body of Frank Sigel, basket maker, who resided in the western part of the city, was found dead near the brickyard on King street. Dr. White held an inquest on the body at Mr. Scott's house, in the afternoon, at which it was elicited that deceased had been indulging very freely in the use of intoxicating liquors for some time past, and for the last two weeks he was labouring under an attack of delirium tremens. On Wednesday evening, he managed to make his escape from the house, having no clothing on except a shirt, in which condition he wandered to the locality where he was found a corpse yesterday morning. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from the effects of intoxication and intemperance.


November 26, 1870


MARSHALL - Died on Friday, November 25th, in Barton Township, Jane, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Marshall, aged 16 years. The funeral will leave her mother's residence on the mountain, on Sunday, the 27th, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


November 28, 1870


GRANT - Died in this city, on Sunday, 27th November, Lilly Maud, daughter of W. H. Grant, Esq., aged 13 years and 7 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence, foot of Bay street, on Wednesday, the 30th November, at 1 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend, without further notice.

SIEMAN - (Mitchell) It is always to us a painful task to chronicle the death of even an acquaintance, but to be called upon to notice the death of nearly a whole family is almost heart-rending. Last week it was our sad duty to refer to the death of Mrs. John Sieman of Logan and three of her children which occurred within the short space of nine days by that dreadful malady, diphtheria. Since we last wrote, another child and the father have been taken from the same household, leaving only two children who are also in danger, out of a family of eight. Anything more sudden or painful has never fallen to our lot to record, and we hope we shall never be called upon to do so again. Truly we are here reminded of the shortness and uncertainty of life.


HORRIGAN - The Kingston medical students do not appear to be very particular about how they dispose of the remains of the subjects which they operate upon, judging by the following from the "Whig". On Wednesday evening, Mr. Thomas McWaters, a farmer living on the Storrington road about eight miles from town, while working around a haystack in his barnyard, discovered a long box buried under it most mysteriously. He opened it, and to his horror found it to contain a corpse. Visions of foul play, murder, etc. flashed across his mind, and he called in the counsel of his neighbours, including Dr. Telchman, all as deeply horrified. The professional gentleman pronounced the remains to be the mutilated corpse of a man. A coroner was sent for to the city, but the message was not delivered, and the official did not appear. Mr. McWaters sat up in his stable all night with a loaded gun, watching the body, fearing that some one might come after it and carry it away. Yesterday he came to the city and reported the matter to Dr. Barker, coroner, who, on enquiry, came to the conclusion that the body had been undergoing dissection at the hand of some medical students of the city, a party of whom were out in that neighbourhood. last week, and who must have incautiously and improperly disposed of the corpse when they had finished their investigation into the mysteries of the human system, so fearfully and so wonderfully made, by hiding it under the haystack, Mr. McWaters was deeply indignant that it should be secreted on his property. He will give the remains a decent burial, showing more humanity than the disgraceful act of the students shows them to he imbued with. The question is: Who lost the corpse. The affair will cause considerable anxiety on the part of everyone who has lost a male relative or friend. It was reported last night that the body of the late Mr. Timothy Horrigan had been resurrected from Cataraqui cemetery, and it is thought that the body found will be identified as his.

GRANT - Ann Grant, wife of Mr. Alexander Grant, residing on O'Reilly street in this city, died very suddenly on Thursday evening, and an inquest was held before Coroner Rosebrugh on Friday afternoon. The evidence elicited at the inquest showed that deceased had been complaining for several months past, but had neglected to consult a physician or take any measures towards regaining her failing health. The jury, after a few minutes' deliberation, returned a verdict of: Died from natural causes.


November 29, 1870


MERCER - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 26th instant, Elizabeth Ann Mercer, daughter of Mr. B. Mercer, in the 21st year of her age.


ROOKLIDGE - Died on the 27th instant, after four days' illness, Frank J. Rooklidge, of Toronto, much respected.


HARRIS - (Montreal) An inquest was held on the body of William Harris, labourer, to-day and resulted in the following verdict: That death arose from accidental injury, and that deceased received the best of care from the medical staff at the general hospital. Drs. Fenwick, Campbell, and Rose gave evidence at the inquest. It had been deemed necessary to amputate Harris's leg. Two days after, haemorrhage set in and he died that morning.


GALBRAITH - The St,. John. N.B. "Globe" of the 22nd reports that a melancholy case of drowning occurred at the entrance to the harbour on the previous afternoon. A skiff boat with some parties from Pisarinco who had been up to market, left the South wharf for home about three o'clock. It contained John Galbraith, Thomas Galbraith, James McAllister, Robert Knox, George Ferguson who is a lad of 13 years or so, John Reid, and a girl of 17 years of age named Maria Galbraith, sister of Thomas Galbraith. They had in the boat two or three bags of flour, some bags of turnips, a keg of molasses, and some other articles of groceries, when off Sand Point, they found that the sea was too heavy for the craft as thus loaded, and they attempted to back the boat to clear the wind and sea which they now met. A sea at this critical moment struck the boat and almost filled her. The next sea capsized the boat and they were all thrown into the water. Thomas Galbraith caught his sister and held her up with one arm while he clung to the bottom of the boat with the other. The surging sea, however, submerged them in which the poor girl struggled so that he was unable to keep her above water and she was drowned in his arms. Finding that it was useless longer to cling to her dead form and to save himself, he was compelled to let the body go. The boy had caught the oars and by this means was keeping himself above water. Others of the party were able to keep their heads above water by holding the mast of

the boat, and the remainder of the party clung to the upturned boat. In this state, they were drifting when the steamer "City of St. John" from St Stephens, hove in sight, and a passenger discovering the wreck, a boat was sent out with all speed, and all except the girl mentioned were rescued. The boy, Ferguson, was much exhausted, but he was resuscitated by the application of proper restoratives and sent to the public hospital for treatment.


December 1, 1870


PARSONS - Edmund H. Parsons, long and favourable known in connection with the Montreal press, died of congestion of the brain on Sunday evening at Sorel, Quebec.


MCPHERSON - (Quebec) William Mcpherson died suddenly from disease of the heart.


December 2, 1870


SIMPLE - Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, held an inquest last night on the body of Ellen Simple. The deceased was found dead in a lot adjoining her residence, yesterday morning. It appears in evidence that she had been under the care of the Resident Surgeon of the City Hospital since July last when she suffered from paralysis and other symptoms consequent of sun-stroke. Since then, deceased has been ailing, and last evening she wandered from home and was found as described. No post mortem was made, and the jury returned a verdict of: Found dead.


December 3, 1870


MACKENNA - Died on the 1st instant, at No 51 Wellington street north, in this city, Sarah A., the beloved wife of John F. MacKenna, solicitor, and youngest daughter of the late captain John Gage, of Saltfleet, aged 30 years. The funeral will leave the city for the Wesleyan cemetery, Stoney Creek, to-morrow, the 4th instant, at noon. Friends will please accept this intimation.


December 7, 1870


VANDERWATER - We regret to learn that an old resident of the Township of Huntingdon, named James Vanderwater, came to his death by an accident on Thursday, the 1st instant. It appears he was assisting in removing a building, and a lever happening to slip, struck him in the abdomen, inflicting such injuries as to cause his death.

December 8, 1870


MESTON - Died at No 30 York street, on the 6th instant, Ann, wife of Mr. Charles Meston, aged 44 years. The funeral will leave her husband's residence to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MOFFAT - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, suddenly, of bronchitis, Robert Moffat, carpenter, in his 57th year. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 118 Bay street north, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


PELLETIER - (Quebec) An accident occurred on the Gosford Railway by which a man named Pelletier, belonging to St Roch, while leaping from one car to another, fell between and was killed.


December 9, 1870


LESTRANGE - The inquest on the body of Emma Lestrange commenced this morning in Noel's hotel before Coroner Woodward of Sherbrooke. Several witnesses were examined, the evidence showing that she had got into a first-class car with a second-class ticket. Conductor King told her, when examining the ticket, that she was in the wrong car, and that if she wished to ride here, she would have to pay 65 cents extra. Deceased asked where was the second-class car and got up in an excited manner to go. The conductor told a brakesman to light her out. In crossing she fell between the cars and the wheels passed over her head, causing death. The cars were stopped, backed, and took the body to Richmond. Deceased was a good-looking girl of seventeen. She came out from England with Miss Rye, and was going to Quebec to be married. Verdict: That the deceased came to her death on the morning of Wednesday, the 7th instant, by falling between the cars of the Grand Trunk Railroad while they were in motion, and being then and there run over by such cars. Said Emma LeStrange was acting imprudently in passing from first to second-class cars under the influence of the fear of being ejected, having only a second-class ticket, and in the opinion fo the jury, instead of sending a brakesman to escort her out of the cars, the conductor should have prevented her leaving until the train came to a stopping place.


December 10, 1870


DODSON - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Mr. James Dodson, butcher, aged 35 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Rae and York streets, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends ard acquaintances ere respectfully requested to attend.

STULL - Yesterday afternoon, a son of Mr. Stull, who resides on Park street, was buried. The deceased was about 12 years of age and was first attacked with disease on Saturday last, and yesterday, he was followed to his last resting place by a large number of his Central schoolmates. The funeral was a very large one, nearly the whole of the cabs in the city being in the procession.


December 12, 1870


MORRIS - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mr. Thomas Morris, aged 35 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Mr. John Cormack's, No 111 Main street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


December 13, 1870


MORRIS - The funeral of the late Thomas Morris, a private on No 5 company, 13th Battalion, took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased was followed to the cemetery by his comrades-in-arms and the band of the battalion and was buried with military honours. The members of the Order of Odd Fellows in large numbers followed the hearse, and the grand funeral service of the order was read and the usual ceremonies in connection with the same were performed. The large concourse of friends that followed the cortege conclusively proved the high esteem in which the deceased was held.


December 14, 1870


ROBERTSON - Died on Tuesday, 13th instant, Mr. Robert Robertson, aged 48 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 61 Catherine street, on Thursday afternoon, 15th, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MCFARLANE - Died at the Hamilton Water Works, Burlington Beach, Mary, the beloved wife of James McFarlane, aged 38 years. The funeral will leave the Water Works, Burlington Beach, Thursday, 15th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


FITZPATRICK - Mr. Bernard Fitzpatrick an old and respected citizen of Kingston, died this morning.


SPENCER - (Owen Sound) Last evening, a hotel keeper, named John Spencer, near Hepworth, in the Township of Keppel, came to an untimely death. It appears that he and some three or four others were having a drunken time discussing the narrow gauge railway by-law which had been voted on that day when a quarrel arose in which deceased was badly kicked. He was carried to an

adjoining room, and on entering it this morning, he was found dead. Coroner Gordon and Dr. Barnhart are now holding an inquest. Constables are about to arrest three men named Moffat, Noble, and Haines.


JOHNSTON (Montreal) A young man named Johnston is stated to have been drowned out of a row boat while crossing to Longueuil last night. He was aged 21 years, a founder by trade, and a highly respectable mechanic


STEINBERG - (Montreal) An inquest was held to-day on the body of Ernest Steinberg, a Prussian, who was found dead in his workshop. The jury returned a verdict of: Death from the visitation of God. The deceased died from exhaustion caused by overworking himself. He leaves a wife and children and was highly esteemed for his sober, industrious character.


December 15, 1870


MANN, DEACON - (Kingston) The execution of the prisoners, Daniel Mann and James Deacon, the former convicted of murdering a Penitentiary guard, and the latter of poisoning his wife in the Township of Clarendon took place this morning at 8 o'clock. Only the prison officials, their spiritual advisers, the reporters of the press, and a few others were admitted to the jail to witness the scene, the execution being conducted in strict accordance with the new law.


RITCHIE - (Montreal) Mr. A. S. Ritchie, of J. G. Mackenzie's, a well-known businessman and naturalist, died last evening.


December 19, 1870


DALE - (Brighton) A man named John Dale, a labourer, while fishing through the ice at Presque Isle Bay this morning, the ice gave way, and before assistance could reach him, he was drowned. Dr. Cook, coroner, held an inquest on the body this afternoon. Dale leaves a wife and three children.


DROLET - (Quebec) A carter named Drolet died in Carole.


MCDOUGALL - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Minnie, second daughter of James McDougall, corner of King and McNab streets. The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MCLEOD - The old man, Alexander McLeod, referred to in the "Spectator" a few days ago as having been injured by the railroad near Paris and brought to the City Hospital, died of the wounds yesterday.

December 20, 1870


CRERAR - Died at Hamilton, on the 17th instant, of scarlet fever, Constance Caroline, aged 1 year and 1 month, youngest child of John Crerar, Esq.


O'HARE - (Quebec) Councillor O'Hare died yesterday.


December 21, 1870


DUBOIS - (Montreal) To-day, an inquest was held on the body of Ferdinand Dubois who died suddenly yesterday. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


MOLES - (Quebec) Sergeant Major Moles, who first drilled our volunteers and instructed our police under Lord Durham, was buried to-day.


December 22, 1870


LANCASTER - (Belleville) The name of the young man who was drowned in the Bay on Saturday afternoon was, we are informed, Andrew Lancaster, a student at Albert College, whose parents reside at Petrolia. The unfortunate young man, in company with another person, had gone to the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, when shortly after three p.m. they put on their skates and started down the Bay. When near the middle of the Bay, a short distance above the Ferry Point, the ice broke beneath Lancaster, and he was precipitated into the water, his comrade endeavouring to rescue him, but without success.


ST JEAN - (Montreal) Between five and six o'clock, a stone mason, named St Jean, accidentally fell from the third storey of Barron's new building on the corner of St James and St John streets on to the sidewalk of the latter street. He was instantly killed. His remains were taken charge of by his family, residing in St Joseph street.


December 23, 1870


BOWYER - (Montreal) A Montreal resident of fifty years' standing in business died yesterday. Mr. Louis Bowyer, whose death is now recorded, was a citizen universally respected by all classes of the population.


December 26, 1870


BALMER - At the residence of his son-in-law, Captain David Knox, No 155 McNab street south, John Balmer, in his 83rd year. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 27th, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

TORRAINE - (Montreal) This evening, an unfortunate man named Torraine, while passing the corner of Craig and Dominique streets, was run over by the city streetcar, and almost instantly killed. He is understood to have been troubled with epileptic fits and to have fallen in one while attempting to cross the track. He leaves a wife and three children.


STURM - (Quebec) We learn that last night a woman named Sturm, residing in Artillery street, St. Louis suburbs, was killed by a blow from an axe. We understand that her husband and three women have been apprehended by the police.


SHERRY - The Summerside, P.E.I. "Progress" reports that on the 8th instant at Sea Cow Head, a daughter of Mr. James Sherry, was found in bed ln her brother's house with her throat cut from ear to ear. The young woman whose name was Ann was considered a little simple. It is somewhat singular that no knife or other weapon was found on or near the woman, It is supposed that, she must have committed the desperate deed somewhere in the fields, and afterwards crawled to her brother's house. This is the more likely as there was not much blood either on her body or on the bed. Her recovery is said by Dr. Jamieson to be impossible.


December 28, 1870


HOLDEN - Died at Hamilton, on December 21st, of diphtheria, Janet Carlyle, eldest daughter of G. C. Holden, and granddaughter of J. B. Holden, Caledonia, aged 4 years, 1 month and 21 days.


SNOW - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Mr. James Snow, formerly of Dundas, aged 49 years.


ALGER - (Brantford) It is our painful duty to record the sudden death of Robert Alger, Esq., an old and respected citizen of this town, at twenty minutes past four, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Ormiston, principal of the Grammar School, entered the room of the Young Men's Christian Association on Market street, and observed Mr. Alger resting on one of the benches, apparently asleep. He had his legs resting on the bench, his back against the end, and in his hand a newspaper. The fixed immoveable position of the old gentleman alarmed Mr. Ormiston, and fearing that all might not be right with him, he immediately went to the office of Dr. Corson to obtain his opinion. Dr. Corson, as soon as he made an examination, pronounced life extinct. It was thought by Mr. Alger's friends unnecessary to hold an inquest. Mr. Alger had been under medical treatment for the past six months, but on the day of his death nothing unusual had occurred. He left his house about 4 o'clock, not complaining of any feeling of ill health. Mr. Alger was a native of England, and his seventieth birthday was passed in last October. Brantford

has been his home ever since the year 1843. Every old resident of the town remembers him and his quiet, unpretending ways. In fact, he was always a general favourite with old and young. Mr. Alger retired from active life many years ago, contenting himself with his books and music, aiding unostentatiously the poor and needy. For music, Mr. Alger had a strong passion, and possessing a fine voice, on many an occasion he has brought, his gifts into play for the benefit of meritorious objects. Many who read these lines will remember how in bygone days his clear full voice rang out for the sake of 'blessed charity'. That clear free voice will no longer cheer, the warm loving heart no longer beats for humanity, and all that remains for us now is to drop the tear over his grave and say "Peace to his ashes".


December 29, 1870


CHERRIER - Died at 7 a.m. on the 28th instant, in Buffalo, Elmira, the beloved wife of J. R. Cherrier, of this city, aged 36 years. The funeral will leave his residence, corner Barton and Mary streets, on Friday, at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


HAMILTON - (Quebec) The death has been announced of Mr, Hamilton, Q.C.J of New Carlist.


December 30, 1870


BLACK - (Montreal) John Allen Black, an energetic and most efficient member of our Fire Brigade, died this morning from exposure brought on while in the discharge of his duties.


EDWARDS - We have just learned a few particulars of a melancholy and fatal accident which occurred at Gould's Landing on the night of Tuesday, the 20th instant. The unfortunate man, a son of Mr. Richard Edwards of the Township of Alice, and at the time of the accident was engaged as a teamster, drawing goods from Sand Point to Pembroke. It seems that some time after dark, he went to the stable to look to his horses, and not returning, his friend went in search of him and discovered him between his horses' feet, his face frightfully mangled, and his skull fractured, but still breathing. He was conveyed to the house where he now lies in an insensible condition.


ROBINSON - (Chatham) About two o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday last (Christmas) a Mr. Craig, having been notified by Mrs. Bickby who lives near the town park, that a man named William Robinson had not been seen for a couple of days nor had smoke been seen issuing from his chimney, went to the house which was close at hand, taking with him a young lad. On entering the house, they found Robinson on his knees on the lounge with his head resting on his

hand, quite dead. Mr. Craig advised Mr. Black, brother-in-law of the deceased of the circumstances, and Dr. Roe, coroner, was also notified, when the body was taken charge of by the latter. Next day, Dr. Askin, coroner, held an inquest on the body, Dr. Roe making a post mortem examination, and constables Smith and Browne brought forward all the evidence, after hearing which the jury brought in a verdict of: Died from natural causes. Deceased was an elderly man and leaves a wife and two children at present in the states. He had been employed for the last six years as a private watchman for Mr. Aldis' sawmill, which had been idle for a fortnight, and it is supposed he had been taken suddenly ill on the Friday before, and was unable to call for assistance, the weather at the time being excessively cold. Robinson's remains were respectably interred.