Hamilton Spectator

Deaths, 1873


January 2, 1873


O'CONNOR - Died this morning, at the residence of Mr. Peter Ferris, No 35 Wellington street south, James O'Connor, a native of Fermanagh, Ireland, aged 76. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


January 3, 1873


FEARMAN - This morning, a young coloured man, named Fearman, was instantly killed at the depot. It appears that deceased has been in the habit of hanging around the depot and workshops for pastime, and although often ordered away, be persisted in paying his daily visits there. This morning he was near the wood-sawing machine when the flywheel exploded, and a portion of it struck him with such force as to almost sever his head and one of his legs from the body. One portion of the wheel was propelled with great velocity through the air, passing the emigrants' shed,' and falling on the ice of the Bay, broke clean through. Dr. White, coroner, will hold an inquest on the body at the Police Station this evening.


DOUGLAS, WILKES (Parkhill) - An inquest was held here yesterday before Dr. Caw, coroner of this place, on the bodies of James Douglas and Charles Wilkes, the unfortunate men who were killed at the late railway accident near Widder station. The following is the verdict: That the deceased James Douglas and Charles Wilkes came to their death on the 1st day of January, 1873, from the engine of the train, on which they were employees, mounting the rail, and we are of the opinion, from the evidence, that no blame can he attached to the Grand Trunk Railway Company or their employees, and we would desire to testify to the praiseworthy act of the deceased James Douglas and Charles Wilkes for remaining at their posts during the accident.


January 4, 1873


HAYDON - At Tatamagouche, on the 19th ultimo, Mr. Henry Haydon was suddenly seized with a violent fit of coughing, ruptured a blood vessel, and died instantly.


MAGINN (Chignecto) - On Thursday last, a man named Michael Maginn, of Sussex, had his arm drawn into a threshing machine. The flesh of the shoulder was torn from the bones and the muscles and tendons hung in strips. Death soon put an end to his frightful sufferings.

BERGEVIN - Mr. Alexander Bergevin, dry-goods merchant, died suddenly on Thursday night. Verdict at the inquest; death from the visitation of God.


January 6, 1873


MATHIESON - In the death of the late Andrew Mathieson, North Dumfries has lost another of the earliest pioneers, and one of its most respected inhabitants.


WEDDEL - On Wednesday night, while Robert Weddel, a respectable farmer near Queensville was killing a beef on his own farm, he fell dead. It is supposed that he was afflicted with disease of the heart.


GILLIS - A correspondent of the Cape Breton "Advocate", writing from Grand Narrows, says: On Wednesday morning, a man named James Gillis, residing at Shubenacadie Harbour, was found dead in bed after going to bed sound in health. It is supposed that he had fallen into fits. He was 66 years of age and father of a large family.


MALLOCH - Died on Sunday, the 5th instant, Helen Milne, wife of Dr. Malloch, aged 25. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, the 7th instant, at 2 p.m., to the G.W.R. station


COOLEY - Died at his residence, Ancaster, on Saturday evening, January 4th, Mr. William Cooley, aged 46 years Funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.

We regret to announce the death of Mr. William Cooley of Ancaster which occurred on Saturday night after some weeks of great suffering. Mr. Cooley was very widely known and very highly esteemed, and there are few men in the County of Wentworth who will be more generally missed that he. He has long been associated with public movements in this neighbourhood and was remarkable for his business aptitude and his sterling integrity. His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. John's Church, and will no doubt be attended by a large circle of sorrowing friends.


January 7, 1873


CHRISTIE - Died in this city, on the 7th January, Mr. Robert Christie, a native of North Berwick, Haddington, Scotland, in the 60th year of his age The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James Herron, corner of Hunter and Wellington streets. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

WILLSON - In this city, on the 7th instant, Eliza Willson, relict of the late James Willson, aged 76 years. Funeral on Friday, 10th instant, at half past one, from the residence of her son, F. M. Willson, 101 James street south.


January 8, 1873


MACKAY - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, John, third surviving son of Mr. James Mackay. The funeral will take place from the residence of his father, No 1 Main street west, on Friday, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m.. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


GELINAS - Mr. Gelinas, clerk in the militia department, died suddenly this morning. (Ottawa)


January 9, 1873


EVANS - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Lucy Evans, relict of William Evans, stone cutter, in her 68th year. The funeral will leave her late residence, 28 Caroline street, on Sunday, 12th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


January 10, 1873


LAWRY - Died at his residence, Barton, on the 9th instant, H. J. Lawry, in the 60th year of his age. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Sunday next, to the place of interment, Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


It is with much sorrow that we have to-day to record the sudden death of one of the old settlers in Hamilton; namely, Henry James Lawry who departed this life shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Lawry was born in Cornwall, England, in the year 1813, and arrived in this country in 1843, and carried on business in this city as butcher up to the time of his death. Deceased had not been in good health for several days, yet he attended to his business at the market as usual. Deceased was a man universally respected by all who knew him, and was a warm and intimate friend of the late Peter Grant, Esq., George Roach, Esq., T. N. Best, Esq., and T. Stock, Esq., who were inseparable, more like brothers then acquaintances, in fact, we might safely say that he had not an enemy in the world, and his demise will be heard with regret by his large number of friends. He was a man that few like him remain - a good friend, a loving husband, and a great philanthropist. He was a man that as a rule refused a public position, and as far as we can ascertain, the only public position he could be prevailed upon to accept was that

of president of the Canada Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company in which he took particular interest. He had been married twice, and the issue of his first wife are married, while by the second, who is also dead, he leaves one son and three daughters. Yesterday morning he arose shortly after 7 o'clock, and complained of a severe headache, and went out into the yard, from whence he shortly returned feeling very feeble and was assisted to a chair by his daughter. He was then conveyed to bed and Dr. Roseburg sent for, when every medical skill was administered, but death claimed its victim shortly after 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Deceased was unconscious from the time he took the apoplectic fit until his death, and did not recognize any of his family. His remains will be buried on Sunday afternoon. We learn that cabs have been engaged and will be in readiness at the Gore to convey friends and acquaintances to his late residence and thence to the place of interment.


CARPENTER - Mr. James Carpenter, one of the oldest residents of Chatham Township, County of Argenteuil, died last week at the advanced age of 101 years. He was one of the veterans of Copenhagen in 1801 at which battle he was a sergeant in the 8th Regiment. He afterwards fought at Lundy's Lane, the taking of Buffalo, at Black Rock, Stoney Creek, and other memorable battles. Although a very old man when the late rebellion in the United States broke out, his love of adventure induced him to enlist again, and he fought all through that terrible struggle. He was one of the few heroes left who won imperishable laurels under the great Lord Nelson.


BLISS (Ottawa) - Mr. Bliss, translator in the House of Commons, died yesterday afternoon, after a short illness.


WILLIAMS - News was received here yesterday of the death on board the "Polynesian" of the Rev. Mr. Williams of Arnprior who was going to England for his health.


January 11, 1873


HARVEY - Died on the 10th instant, John Hamilton, youngest son of John Harvey, Robinson street. Funeral will take place on Monday, 13th, at 2 o'clock p.m.


MARTIN - Died on the 10th instant, Mary Isabella, daughter of Richard Martin, Esq., aged 1 year and 11 months. The funeral will leave her father's residence, Upper John street, on Monday, the 13th instant, at 3 p.m.

January 13, 1873


JOHNSTON - Died at Peterborough, on the 4th instant, Mr. Samuel Johnston, aged 61 years.


DAVIS - G. Davis, warden of the County of Simcoe, died at 10 o' clock Thursday morning, after only a few hours illness.


January 14, 1873


MILLER - Died suddenly in this city, on Monday morning, January 13th, of disease of the heart, Ann, the beloved wife of John Miller, Esq., formerly of Nelson in the County of Halton, aged 68 years. The funeral will leave Mr. Miller's residence, No 9 Cannon street west, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SHEA - Another death from smallpox is reported at St. Andrew's, N.B., the victim being a child of Mrs. Shea. Several cases are reported in St. John, N.B. The disease is prevalent in some parts of P.E. Island. Last Tuesday evening Dr. Inches reported another case of smallpox which broke out on a sailor at the Marine Hospital.


MATHESON - The Hon Roderick Matheson died yesterday at Perth, thus creating a vacancy in the representation of Ontario in the Senate.


January 15, 1873


WHITNEY - Died at Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Saturday, the 11th instant, Marian Whitney, wife of Mr. C. C. Whitney, and daughter of the late W. E. Clarke, all formerly of this city.


CHISHOLM - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 14th instant, William Chisholm, in the 50th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, James street north, to-morrow, at 3 o'clock.

We regret to announce the death of Mr. William Chisholm which painful event took place at his late residence, James street, yesterday afternoon at five o'clock. The deceased was a native of Caithness, Scotland, and came to this city some twenty years ago. He was then a journeyman carpenter, but soon afterward commenced business in partnership with his brother, Robert, now alderman in St. Andrew's Ward. His steady industry and sterling integrity of character commanded in due time the success which those qualified deserve. Some years ago, he sat in the City Council as one of the members for St. Andrew's Ward, and was an active and useful member of that body, After retiring from it, he was elected a school trustee for the same ward,

 and held that position up to Wednesday last when his term expired, and his failing health induced him to decline re-election. Outside of his family, none will regret his death more than the members of the School Board. He was ever punctual in attending to his duties, and his practical experience was of inestimable service to the Board in their building operations. He had a very hearty intolerance of wrong in whatever shape it came before him, and his temper sometimes blazed out with startling suddenness when his sense of justice was offended, but before his sharp words had given offence, his good humour returned, and his genial disposition and kindly heart were in the ascendant again. In all the relations of life, Mr. Chisholm was an estimable citizen, and his death will leave a very notable gap in a very large and devoted circle of friends.


LUTZ - Last night, a German named Nicholas Lutz, residing on Catherine street below Ferrie street, fell down and hurt his head. At four o'clock this morning he expired, Dr. White, coroner, will hold an inquest on the body at seven o’clock this evening at Dillon's tavern, north John street.


January 18, 1873


MACDONALD - Died at West Flamborough paper mills, on the morning of the 17th instant, James M. Macdonald, of inflammatory rheumatism. Funeral to be from his father's residence, 104 Catherine street south, Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, at half past two p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited without further notice.


BEVERIDGE - This morning, a young girl named Emily Beveridge, daughter of Charles Beveridge, carpenter, corner of Locke and Napier streets, died very suddenly. The child, who was six years old, was out playing yesterday and apparently in excellent health. Early this morning, her parents, with whom she slept, hearing her breathing very hard, at once lit a lamp and removed her on a lounge, upon which a few minutes afterward she expired. This evening an inquest will he held on the body by Dr. White, coroner, at Paine's Dundurn hotel, corner of York and Locke streets at 7 o'clock.


January 20, 1873


BEVERIDGE - At the inquest held by Dr. White, coroner, on Saturday evening, upon the body of the little girl, Emily Beveridge, who died suddenly on Saturday morning, the jury returned the following verdict: The deceased Emily Beveridge came to her death accidentally from congestion of the brain caused by a fall on the head received on the evening of the 17th instant.

January 21, 1873


JOHNSON - Died on Monday, the 20th instant, at Stoney Creek, of water on the brain, Thomas Morley, infant son of G.W. Johnson, aged 8 months and 18 days.


DORLAND, WINDSOR - The Wallaceburg "Advertiser" gives a sad chapter of death. Near Dawn Mill, a family of the name of Dorland have nearly all died within a month of typhoid fever, Mrs. Dorland is dead, and a son grown, and a daughter. Mrs. Windsor, Mr. Windsor, and two children, and another son, Philip, a young man, are the latest victims.


January 22, 1873


LANGELLE - Mr. Edward Langelle, of New Annan, died suddenly while driving his sleigh near Tatamamouche village, on Friday.


CURRY - Mr. Benjamin Curry, of Falmouth, aged 71, died suddenly in the Baptist Chapel in that place on Wednesday evening.


GENEST - Mr. Genest, late member of the local parliament for Three Rivers, died on Wednesday last, after a few days illness.


KEARNS - Last Sunday night, a young married lady, wife of Mr. James Kearns, manager of the Montreal, telegraph company, died very suddenly of apoplexy. She was a great favourite and is deeply mourned.


HARPER - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Richard Harper, in the 62nd year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 133 Maiden Lane east, on Friday, the 23rd instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


WILSON (Quebec) - The remains of the late Mr. Wilson of the North Shore Railway were forwarded by train last evening to his home in the States. A large funeral cortege accompanied the remains to the station.


January 24, 1873


RUTHERFORD - Died on the 20th instant, in the Township of Caledon, Mr. Adam Rutherford, father of Mr. Alexander Rutherford of this city, in the 80th year of his age.


MARR - We regret to record the death of a young man, named Michael Marr, which occurred in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, on Friday evening last. The deceased, while

driving the horse power of a clover machine through Mr. William Hunter's farm, before reaching the barn, owing to the icy condition of the road, had the misfortune to have the load upset and fall on him. The machinery struck his head, causing dislocation of the neck and severe internal injuries, from which he never rallied. Dr. Ling of Wallacetown was immediately sent for, but could render no assistance. The doctor also had the misfortune to get capsized at the same place on his way to visit the deceased, but fortunately escaped without injury.


January 25, 1873


REDMOND (Ottawa) - Yesterday afternoon, an accident occurred to a son of Mr. Redmond which resulted in the loss of his life. A man was driving a load of wood to O'Dell's brick yard on Ottawa street, and had taken the wrong road before he noticed the mistake. Young Redmond was hanging on to the side of the sleigh at the time without the knowledge of the driver. In endeavouring to turn around to get on the right-road, the load of wood capsized and buried the young lad in the snow. The driver, unaware of what had happened, threw off his coat and began to re-load the wood. After piling a portion of it on the sleigh, he saw a woolen muffler sticking on the end of one of the sticks, and the thought immediately struck him that someone must be under the wood. He called a gentleman who was passing at the time to assist him. They both went to work, and in a short time removed enough of the wood to reveal the sad spectacle of the boy lying crushed and lifeless. The body was immediately conveyed to his home and medical assistance summoned, but life was extinct, and no medical efforts could waken him from the sleep of death. The young lad was almost eight years old and should have had sense enough to jump off when the sleigh was turning. We have time and again warned boys against stealing rides, and it is only a mystery that more accidents do not occur. Every day we notice boys hanging on loads of wood, regardless of the fatal results often attending the practice. This sad accident ought to be a warning to boys not to jump on loaded sleighs. The driver was in a frantic state of mind over the accident, but it was no fault of his, whether he knew the lad was on his sleigh or not. An inquest was held to-day by Coroner A. Beaubien, and a verdict of accidental death by a load of wood falling on and crushing him was rendered.


WILSON (Guelph) - One of the most sickening sights it has been our lot to witness was presented to our view in a miserable hovel on Norfolk street to-day. It appears that a man named Robert Wilson, aged about 60 years, and a cooper by trade, had been living in the hovel referred to accompanied by a couple of women whose characters were not above suspicion. One of these females, named Janet Leith, on Friday night last, had a quarrel with Wilson about the possession

 of a purse containing five shinplasters and 50¢ in silver. In the scuffle which ensued, the woman struck the old man over the temple with a black bottle, breaking it to pieces and cutting deceased so badly that the skin hung down over the eye completely closing it. A coloured woman, named Mrs. King, went in to see Wilson on Saturday morning and found him lying on his back, with the two women not far from him asleep. She raised him up and found that he had been bleeding freely. Mrs. King washed his face and found several pieces of broken glass in the cut. She removed them, and asked him who dealt the blow. Wilson pointed to the woman, Janet Leith, and said she had struck him. Mrs. King said "You will not get over the effects of this", and he remarked that Janet Leith in that case would have to answer for his death. Wilson died at twenty minutes past six p.m. on Wednesday. The woman, Leith, remained in the house till Tuesday morning, washed up the bed clothes, and carried them off with her. It is not known where she has gone to. We found considerable blood on the floor and wall of the hovel this morning. Deceased lies on a miserable pallet of straw, covered with a sheepskin and a few odd rags, the picture of misery.

No doubt immediate steps will be taken by the authorities for the holding of an inquest when the full particulars of what now appears to be an aggravated case of homicide will come out.


BROWN - This afternoon, Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, is holding an inquest in the jail upon the body of Arthur Brown, 26 years of age, who died in his cell shortly before six o'clock this morning. The prisoner was sentenced to two months imprisonment on the 19th of last December on the charge of stealing $10 from Peter McCauley. For the last two or three days, he had been complaining of a cold, but no serious results were apprehended.


January 28, 1873


MALONEY (Renfrew) - A young man named Michael Maloney, about 17 years of age, was instantly killed on Monday evening while felling his last tree. The body was sent to his friends on the following day at Mount St. Patrick.


BLACKMARR - The Tillsonburg "Observer" says: On the night of the 17th ultimo, Mr. George D. Blackmarr departed this life after a brief illness. His health had not been good for many years. Mr. Blackmarr was a young man of noble qualities, was much loved and respected by his friends, and his loss is deeply felt by his sorrowing family. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. About an hour before the above event took place, Mr. A. Blackmarr, father

of the deceased, while rolling some logs from his sleigh, one of them caught his leg and broke it at the ankle, which of course prevented him from witnessing the death scene that soon after took place at the residence of his son. The whole event had thrown a gloom over his house as well as the home of his parents that nothing can obliterate. The deceased man was formerly a resident of this city and much respected.


MCALLISTER - At the inquest held yesterday afternoon on the body of Ellan McNab McAllister, who was found dead in her bed, the jury rendered a verdict to the effect that deceased came to her death by an epileptic convulsion.


January 29, 1873


CAMERON - Angus Cameron, of VanKleek Hill, shot himself dead on Saturday morning. It is supposed that he was insane at the time.


SEYMOUR - A young man, named Joseph Seymour, while stopping for a short time at Snyder's tavern in North Dorchester on Friday last, drank two beer-glasses of prime Scotch whiskey and an ordinary dram. He then got into a sleigh, and with several others, went to Wilson's hotel near Harietsville, close to a wood in which young Seymour was to be engaged digging out posts. Seymour lay in the bottom of the sleigh, and when his companions got out, they discovered that he was quite dead. At the instance of Dr. Cline, coroner, Captain Groves summoned a jury and an inquest was held when the above particulars were elicited. Dr. Moore made the post mortem examination. The verdict was that deceased's death was caused by an overdose of Scotch whiskey administered by his own hand.


ORR (St. John) - Saturday evening, about seven o'clock, a man named James Orr was killed by the Bangor train between Fairville & McCarthy's grounds. It appears that Orr, who resided in Lancaster, had driven into town with a horse and sled, and during the day was drinking freely. He left the city about six, and drove through Portland, and over the Suspension Bridge. When he came to the place where the railway crosses the road, he turned his horse down the railway track and was driving on it when the coming train overtook him and killed him instantly. His skull was broken, his neck broken also, and the sled smashed to pieces, but his horse, strange to say, escaped unhurt. When the train was brought to a stand, Orr was found on the cowcatcher of the engine, quite dead. He was placed in a boxcar, taken to Carleton, and Coroner Earl notified. Orr is the man who shot Dwyer in the Fairville election riot in 1866, for which he was tried and acquitted on the grounds that the act was done to save the life of Lord who was being beaten to death.

DEPEW - Died at Saltfleet, on the 26th instant, Mr. Timothy Depew, Sr., in the 65th year of his age, of an apoplectic fit. The funeral will take place on Friday, 31st instant, at 10 o'clock a.m. from his late residence to the burial place of Lake Chapel. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


We regret to learn that Timothy Depew, Esq., of Saltfleet, suddenly died at Culp's tavern, Stoney Creek Road. We learn that deceased had been at the Race Course upon some business, and that on his return home, he went, to the tavern mentioned, where he suddenly died. We have not heard the cause of death. He was a man highly respected by all who knew him. He was an old settler and very largely connected.


January 30, 1873


LEWIS - While a young man named Charles Lewis, a resident of Wellington Square, was chopping in the woods near Lowville, a branch fell from the tree which he was chopping, striking him on the head. He died about an hour after the accident.


FITZPATRICK (Orono) - A serious accident happened in Orono about half past ten last night, by which a widow lady named Fitzpatrick lost her life. It appears she was subject to fainting fits, and it is supposed that she was retiring to bed about the hour named, when she was seized with one of these fits, and falling to the floor, the lamp which she held in her hand was broken, and set fire to her clothes and the bedding. The fire was discovered by the Rev. Mr. Calder and Mr. Doncaster, who immediately rushed to the house and broke open the door, when they were horrified to find Mrs. Fitzpatrick enveloped in flames, and before they could extinguish the flames, she was burned almost to a cinder. Dr. Renwick was called in and rendered her all the aid possible. She lingered until eight o'clock this morning when death put an end to her suffering.


January 31, 1873


RYAN - The Hon. John Ryan, a member of the Legislative Council, New Brunswick, died on Thursday.


MCGEE - James McGee, Turnberry, was shot through the arm accidentally on Monday, and died a few hours afterward from loss of blood.


February 1, 1873


ROBINSON (Niagara Falls) - A woman named Robinson committed suicide this morning

by cutting herself with a carpenter's chisel. Her bowels protruded from the wound. Mental derangement is the cause assigned. Her husband is a carpenter at present working in Philadelphia.


BURRIS - The death of James Burris, the brakesman at Painsec, N.B., on Thursday, was caused by the cars running over his right arm and leg. He had climbed on the box car to "break up". He slipped and fell between the cars on the rail. The train returned with him to Moncton immediately for medical aid, He died about eleven o'clock.


GOOD (St. John) - A terrible accident is reported from Bathurst by which one man lost his life, and several others were injured. An embankment in the Intercolonial Railway caved in, covering over a number of workmen. One man named Good was taken out dead, while the others were rescued before being smothered. Good belonged to Bathurst, and has not been known as a very amiable character any more than has been his brother who was once tried for murdering his wife. The accident occurred about the latter end of last week.


February 3, 1873


TEMPLETON - A gloom has been cast over Napanee by the sudden death of one of its most prominent citizens, Mr. James Templeton, a promising young man, universally beloved, has been suddenly taken off. He had been ailing for some days past, but his friends entertained hopes of his recovery.


February 5, 1873


MCLENNAN (Ottawa) - Mr. J. B. McLennan, formerly law partner with Hon. J. S. Macdonald, died suddenly yesterday in Cornwall from disease of the heart. His sudden death is much regretted here where he was well known.


February 7, 1873


SAUNDERS - Died on the 7th instant, Frederick Hamilton, aged 1 year and 4 months, youngest son of Thomas Saunders. Funeral will leave 88 James street south, on Monday, the 10th instant, at half past two p.m., for the Great Western Railway station.


February 8, 1873


BALDWIN - A fine old fellow, Obadiah Baldwin by name, and 101 years of age, died at Crown Point on the 12th ultimo. He was very sparing in the use of alcoholic drinks. It is to be observed, however, that be had used tobacco all his life. He married three times, which proves that if you wish to live, gentle readers, to be one hundred years old. you must marry three times.

At least, wise people frequently argue in that way. He was the father of seventeen children.


GILLESPIE - Peter Gillespie, mill-owner near Garafraxa, was caught in the machinery of his mill on Thursday, and was instantly killed


PARKER - On Monday morning, Grant Parker, the coloured engineer at Walker's distillery, at Walkerville, above Windsor, found that ice had formed upon the flywheel during the night in such quantities that it could not revolve. Steam was let in, but proved of no avail, and Parker then, without shutting off the steam, mounted the wheel with an axe to chop away the ice. A few blows only were required to liberate the wheel which immediately commenced to revolve, carrying with it the unfortunate engineer. The space beneath the wheel would not admit of the passage of Parker's body and in an instant he was caught between the wheel and the earth. Of course the velocity of the fly was but slow, but its momentum so great that the man was crushed. The fireman who was standing by took in the situation the instant the machinery started and shut off the steam, but too late to save Parker. The unfortunate man was liberated as soon as possible, and a surgeon summoned, but without avail. He was conscious of his condition, and survived the accident nearly two hours. The deceased was a married man and leaves a wife and family in Windsor.


GREEN - About six o'clock last evening, a man whose name is supposed to be Finlay Green died suddenly at the supper table at Clark's tavern, Market Square. The deceased came here from the States and is a stranger in the city. He had between $40 and $50 on his person and is respectably dressed. Dr. White, coroner, is holding an inquest on the body as we go to press. The deceased was a resident of Buffalo and had been to Guelph where he purchased a quantity of turnips, and had the receipt for the payment thereof on his person. His friends have been communicated with by telegraph.


February 10, 1873


HEBDEN - Died on the 5th instant, at Windsor, Ontario, Walter Pilkington, aged 9 months, only child of the late Joshua J. Hebden, and grandchild of the Rev. J. Hebden, of Hamilton.


MARTIN - Died in West Garafraxa, on the 30th ultimo, Hugh, youngest son of James Martin, Esq., . age 13 years and 9 months.


HARDING - Died in Brockton, near Toronto, on the 9th instant, Mr. William Harding, aged 80 years, uncle of Mr. H. Harding, plumber of this city. The funeral will leave his late residence at Brockton on Tuesday, 11th instant, at 2 p.m.

GREEN - The inquest held upon the body of Findlay Green, who died suddenly on Friday evening, at Clark's tavern, Market Square, was held on Saturday afternoon, and after hearing some evidence, was adjourned until to-morrow evening. A post mortem examination was held on Saturday evening. The wife of deceased, having been communicated with, arrived here on Saturday night, and yesterday morning took the corpse to Buffalo to be interred.


ANDERSON - On Saturday night or Sunday morning, a woman named Ann Anderson was found dead in bed at a house kept by a white woman living with a colored man named Sewell on York street. The police, having been informed of the fact, brought the body to the dead house on King William street, yesterday morning. An Inquest will be held this afternoon.


KENNEDY, ELEMER - The cold snap at Manitoba has produced a number of victims. The "Manitoban" of the 25th January, says: The dead body of a man was brought into the police station to-day. The body is that of a man named Joseph Kennedy who lived a few miles beyond Victoria Settlement, and who two weeks ago left his home to go a few miles for the purpose of bringing home a load of hay. Not returning, his family became anxious, and his son started in search of him and succeeded in finding the body of his father yesterday morning. The place where the body was found showed the tracks of the deceased in the snow. He had evidently wandered up and down for some time, and then succumbed from sheer exhaustion.

A man named Elemer, lately employed in the express office here, was picked up at Buffalo Cooley, frozen to death, and another man was frozen to death at Goose River. His ox was discovered wandering around. A man was also frozen to death at Glydon. Having lost his hat, he left his team to look after it and could not find the team again. He was found dead within 75 yards of the printing office of the "Gazette".


February 11, 1873


PARKER - Died at her residence, Fairlie House, Fairlie, Scotland, on the 10th January, Anne, widow of the late George Parker, Esq.


COOK - Died at Prospect Place, Barton, on the 10th instant, Mr. Adam Cook, aged 70 years.


Our obituary column to-day announces the death of our old and respected fellow-citizen, Mr. Adam Cook of the firm of James Stewart & Go. The deceased gentleman was born in Minto, Roxburghshire, Scotland, and emigrated to this country in 1830. Five years afterward, he became a resident of Hamilton, and remained one until his death, so that he has seen this city rise from a mere village to its present dimensions.

At the formation of the firm, James Stewart & Co. in 1845, he became a partner of it, and by his perseverance, industry, and integrity contributed largely to the eminent success which that firm has attained. Mr. Cook did not occupy a very large share of public attention. His quiet, unobtrusive disposition kept him out of Public affairs. But in every movement of benevolence he was an active worker and gave with a generous hand. Very few of our prominent citizens could pass away more tenderly regretted, or leave behind the example of a purer and a nobler character.


ANDERSON - The inquest on the body of the late Ann Anderson who was found dead in the house of a coloured man named Sewell on York street, on Sunday morning, was held at the Police court by Dr. White, coroner, yesterday afternoon. After the empaneling of the jury, the following evidence was adduced.

Mary Sewell, sworn, deposed: I knew the deceased. I have known her about three years. Saw her last about six o’clock Saturday evening. The deceased had been living with me for about a week. She was ailing during that time, but unable to walk around. She did not take much nourishment except some beer which I warmed for her. She would also take gruel and ice water. About half past nine o'clock, Mr. Callahan came to my door. Mr. Clue who lives with me told me who he was. I opened the door and let him in. I went into the room where deceased was lying and told her Mr. Callahan was at the door. She did not make me any answer and 1 thought she was dead. Deceased was in the habit of drinking a good deal of beer but no other strong liquor. Before that time she was a hard drinker. She had warm clothing on her. I don't know her age. She was by religion a Roman Catholic.

George Sewell (coloured), sworn, deposed that he was the husband of the previous witness and corroborated her evidence.

Mary Ann Glae, deposed: I live in the same house with Sewell, the last witness. Have known deceased for seven years. About two weeks ago she came to my place and asked me if she could stop. She remained a week at my place. She then went into Sewell’s part of the house. Saw her alive about eleven o'clock on Saturday evening. She appeared to be poorly then and said that Callahan was a long time coming.

John Callahan, deposed: I knew the deceased. She was not related to me in any way. I intended to marry her if she kept away from liquor. I have assisted in her support from time to time. She had been in the City Hospital for some time. I advised her to go there a little time ago, but she refused. Whenever I saw her she appeared to have what she needed. I never refused to bring her a doctor or priest. If she had asked me I would have brought either. The deceased was a married woman and had two children, both boys. The children are in the charge of the Sisters of St. Joseph at present.

Other witnesses gave evidence similar to the foregoing.

After Dr. O'Reilly, who made the post mortem examination, gave testimony, the jury rendered a verdict to the effect that deceased came to her death from natural causes.


BEGGS (Owen Sound) - Last evening, two constables arrived here, having in charge the man Beggs from the Township of Osprey, on the charge of murdering his wife in bed the previous Saturday. He was placed in his cell in the jail about 5 o'clock, and at 8 o'clock was found dead, he having taken a sheet from the bed, tied one end around the grating above the door, then a turn around his neck, holding the other end in his hand. When found, he was still warm and grasped the end of the sheet firmly, his head being not much more than two or three feet from the floor. The prisoners within adjoining cells did not even hear any unusual sound. An inquest is now being held.


February 12, 1373


DONNELLY - Last evening, Dr. Donnelly, who kept his office and surgery over the American Express Company office, was found dead in his bedroom. Deceased usually slept in his office and boarded out. As he had not been seen for a few days, a man named Mitchell, while collecting his accounts, called and found the door locked. He then spoke to policeman Baker who procured keys and opened the door. When they entered, they found deceased lying on the floor as if asleep, but on examination proved to be lifeless. He was undressed and had taken the bed clothes and pillows and placed them on the floor between the stove and bedstead and lay down there to sleep, probably with the view of keeping himself warmer. The supposition is that he died of disease of the heart. Dr. White, coroner, will hold an inquest this evening.


WAINER - Mr. J. L. Wainer, an employee of Messrs. J. and F. Bullock, of Otterville, while endeavouring to keep a load of lumber from upsetting, fell under it and was crushed to death, on Monday.


February 13, 1873


DAGG - Richard Dagg, a wealthy farmer, living three miles from Lucan, was found dead in his bed on Tuesday morning. The cause of death is unknown.


DONNELLY - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, George Donnelly, Esq., M.D., aged 39 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow, Friday, at 3½ o'clock.


The inquest into the circumstances attending the death of the late Dr. Donnelly was held before Dr. White, coroner, and resulted in a verdict by the jury that the deceased died from natural causes.

February 14, 1873


JAMES - Died in Barton, on the mountain, on the 13th instant, George James, late of the P.C.O. Rifle Brigade, aged 38 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday, the 16th instant. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


IRVINE - Died at 402 West Jackson street, Chicago, on Sunday morning, 2nd February, Marion Orlandine, wife of William Irvine, aged 32 years.


GERRARD - This morning, a young man, seventeen years of age, named Henry Gerrard, died suddenly in the west end of the city. On Wednesday morning, he was well and hearty, and attended to his work as usual. Yesterday he complained a little, and about five o'clock this morning, his father deemed it necessary to send for medical aid. Before the doctor arrived at the house, the young man was dead. Dr. Mackelcan, coroner, is holding an inquest on the body as we go to press.


DEE - The inhabitants of Helena, Eastern Townships, have been horrified by the announcement that a young man, named Dee, had been smothered to death while under the influence of liquor. It seems that he had been indulging freely for a couple of days, and on Friday night, he in company with three others was having a harder drink than common, and becoming insensible, he was taken upstairs and laid upon some wool to sleep off the effects of the liquor. But the glass that rendered him insensible was the last. During the night he turned over on his face, and when visited next forenoon, he was found cold in death. Died from the effect of liquor.


February 15, 1873


BEDELL - Died at Saltfleet, on the 14th instant, Mr. Stephen Bedell, aged 85 years. Funeral on Monday at 11 o'clock from his late residence to Stoney Creek burial ground. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HILLS - Died in this city, on the l5th instant, Sarah, wife of Albert H. Hills, in the 50th year of her age. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Charles street, on Tuesday afternoon, 18th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


GIRONARD - Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Mackelcan, coroner, held an inquest upon the body of Thomas Henry Gironard, who died suddenly in the morning. The inquest was held at deceased's father's house, corner of Hess and Harriet streets. The jury returned a verdict as follows: "The deceased came to his death by natural causes, most likely smallpox, the suddenness of his death being from the eruption not having come out properly".


February 17, 1873

KELLY (Montreal) - On Friday afternoon, a fatal locomotive explosion took place in the yard of the Grand Trunk station, Montreal. A shunting engine was in its position on a siding on the west end of the track in rear of St. Felix street, and the driver, Alexander Kelly, was employed in front of the engine when the boiler exploded, carrying away a large portion of the wooden fence and hurling the driver against a house some forty or fifty feet distant. The smoke stack was blown across the track in a south-westerly direction to the railway sheds, while a vast fragment of the boiler was flung into St. Felix street, and broken and bent pieces were strewn in all directions, one piece knocking a hole in the roof of a house in Bonaventure street.

The driver was taken up dead and carried into one of the houses. His face was covered with blood, and the body seemed scalded, but in other respects comparatively uninjured. This, however, was not all. Mrs. Handrigan, who was standing in her doorway about twenty yards from the track, was struck on the head by a piece of the boiler, and it is feared she may not recover. A youth also, who acted as stoker, was badly scalded. The driver, Kelly, was a widower with two children. The engine Kelly was driving of late broke down last night, and he had been promised a new one.

An old one was given him. Mrs. Handrigan, the woman who was so seriously injured, lies in a very precarious condition at her house in St. Felix street, and the physicians give but small hopes of her recovery. The wound is a punctured fracture of the skull. Kelly is said to have been a very steady man, much liked and respected by all with whom he came in contact.


MCCANN - About half past ten o'clock this morning, Hugh McCann died rather suddenly in the jail where he was undergoing imprisonment for ten days. Deceased was committed on a charge of drunkenness, but at the time of his commitment, he was not in robust health; yet no serious result was apprehended.

This morning he took his medicine, and soon afterward took a glass of water and lay down on his bed where he died in a few seconds without saying a word. Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, will hold an inquest upon the body at 3 o'clock this afternoon.


SEARLES - Yesterday, a woman named Catherine Searles died suddenly. Dr. White, Coroner, as per request, is holding an inquest on the body as we go to press.


BAUER - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Joseph Anton Bauer, in the 50th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Simcoe street, on Tuesday afternoon,

18th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SHARP - It is with profound regret that we announce to-day the death of Samuel Sharp,

Esq., for many years a resident of this city, and the central figure of a large circle of friends here and who profited by intercourse with a mind that was singularly gifted and a character that was true to every manly virtue.

Mr. Sharp's death took place on the 27th January at Leamington, England, a place of much historic interest and great beauty of scenery, within easy reach of busy Birmingham, in sight of Warwick castle, and clone to the immortal Stratford-on-Avon. To this place, Mr. Sharp had been attracted by the, alas!, vain hope that the virtue of the place, added to the charm of scenery so beautiful and picturesque, might arrest the progress of his disease.

Mr. Sharp was born in the County of Cumberland, England, in 1816, and was at the time of his death, in the 57th year of his age. He was but a child when his father, who was a seafaring man, died, leaving him to the care of his mother whose brave struggle with adversity to help him were often in his confidences referred to with the warmest admiration.

After serving an apprenticeship to the building trade at Liverpool, at the age of 22 he turned his steps towards that great centre of attraction to ambitious youth - London. Here he met with employment on the London and South-western Railway under the late Mr. Joseph Beattie whose rare discrimination soon distinguished his ability and by whom he was advanced to a position of importance in the service of that company. His business relations with Mr. Beattie ripened into a friendship which was only broken by death, and he remained on the London and Great Western under that gentleman as superintendent until 1853 when he came to Hamilton.

Here, as our readers are aware, he was for several years superintendent, first of the car department, and subsequently of the combined car and locomotive departments of the Great Western Railway.

Mr. Sharp was essentially a self-made man, and owed his success in life more to the inherent force of his character than to the advantages of adventitious circumstances. Although cut off from the privilege of early education, he had yet made such use of later opportunities that manhood found him with tastes and sympathies setting towards a many-sided culture. During the early part of his residence in London, he attended the classes and lectures of the London Mechanics Institution which Birkhead, Hentham, Cobbett, and others had, a few years before, established and which was then a novelty and an innovation. To this institution he in after life always gratefully acknowledged his indebtedness, and similar institutions always found in him a warm friend.

All the traits of Mr. Sharp's character were vigorous, and his inflexible integrity and rare frankness joined as they were with quick sympathies made all who knew him esteem him as one of the manliest of men. His quickness of perception, long experience, and sound common sense, which abhorred pretentiousness, gave him an enviable status in his profession, while he had in a remarkable degree that happy, rare, yet essential faculty almost, if not quite akin to one of the forms of genius which can without indulgence, kindle in subordinates an esteem as of private friendship.

He was a keen observer of public events, and all his life took a deep interest in the diffusion of knowledge and social improvements of the working classes.

Requiescat in pace.


HORAN - The London "Free Press" says: Shortly after eight o'clock on Saturday night, a brakeman on the Great Western Railway, named John Horan, received severe internal injuries by being crushed between two cars which, we regret to say, resulted fatally yesterday morning. It seems that deceased had just arrived from the West by the by the train on which he was employed, and while in the act of climbing the ladder on the outside of the caboose in order to put on the brakes, he got caught between the caboose, which was on the main line, and a car which had been shunted into Leary's siding, near Richmond street, sustaining serious injury in the body. His lamp, which hung on his arm, was also shattered to pieces. He crawled up the ladder and was found by conductor McIntyre on the top of the car and complained of being hurt. Mr. McIntyre assisted him to the track, and deceased walked from the place to Mr. Morris's Great Western Hotel where he was given stimulants which appeared to revive him somewhat. He spoke of having been injured a few minutes before, and Mr. Morris requested him to lie down on a sofa to which he was assisted.

A short time afterward, a cab sleigh was procured and the man removed to the residence of his mother on Simcoe street. Dr. Moore attended him and did all in his power to allay his sufferings. He passed a restless night, and about eight o'clock yesterday morning stated that he felt rather queer, and complained frequently of a severe pain in the region of his stomach. In about two hours after, the parts of his body that had been crushed became greatly discoloured, and at a few minutes past ten o'clock, death put an end to his suffering. Deceased was about 30 years of age and for a long time had followed the occupation of brakeman on the London and Port Stanley Railway, on the road being conveyed to the Great Western, he entered the service of the company, and was highly esteemed for his good qualities, by all with whom he came in contact. He was the main support of his widowed mother. An inquest, it is stated, will be held on the remains to-day.

February 18, 1873


SEARLES - At the inquest held at the Mountain View Hotel, yesterday afternoon, by Dr. White, coroner, on the body of Catherine Searles, the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to her death from a fit of apoplexy.


UNNAMED men (Fanworth) - On Friday last, a most brutal murder was committed and lynch law carried out in the Township of Abinger in Skeal's shanty. It appears there were two men working in the shanty who have been quarrelling with one another all winter, and on Friday night they fought it out. In the night, the man who got badly beaten, got out of his bed, found a butcher knife, and stabbed his opponent fatally. The others sprang up. Seeing the conduct aroused their feelings, and they took him and lashed his feet till morning when they formed a jury, tried him, and then took him out to a tree and hanged him till he was dead. Then they cut him down and buried him. Twelve of the party were arrested and taken to Belleville yesterday for trial. The man who was stabbed has since died. We have not been able to get the names of the party in full or full particulars of the murder.


MCKELLAR, ROGERS - (The two men were named on February 21. McKellar was hanged,
and Rogers was stabbed.)


February 19. 1873


MCDONALD - A sad case of death from lockjaw occurred in Chatham on Friday, the victim being John McDonald, a boiler-maker, employed by Messrs. Hyslop and Ronald. As far back as the 25th of last month, deceased got the first joint of one of his fingers injured while assisting in riveting or screwing in a bolt on a boiler, the wound being only a flesh one, and the bone being uninjured. The finger was at once dressed with carbolic oil by Dr. VanAllen, and nearly a week afterward, it was dressed a second time when it appeared to healing nicely. Again some more oil was obtained for a third time, but on Thursday last, symptoms of lockjaw set in which increased daily until the poor fellow succumbed.


PULLAR - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, the Rev. Thomas Pullar, minister of the Congregational Church, Hughson street, in the 62nd year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, 117 Catherine street south, on Saturday, the 22nd instant, at 3 o'clock.


We have the painful duty to-day to record the death of the Rev. Thomas Pullar, who has been pastor of the Congregational Church in this city for the last fifteen years. The death of Mr. Pullar took place this morning at 7 o'clock. Up to yesterday, nothing was anticipated in his illness,

which was thought to be an attack of influenza. He had been preaching at Toronto on Sunday, the 9th instant, and attending meetings in the subsequent days, returning home on the following Thursday, seemingly in his usual health. He was in our office on Saturday morning, and seemed quite well. He did not give up hopes of being able to conduct the Sabbath services until an hour or two before service time when he felt so prostrated that he had to give up the idea of being able to take the duties that day. From Sunday he got worse, and yesterday symptoms of a more serious kind made their appearance. He suffered very little, and passed away calmly and almost imperceptibly.

Mr. Pullar was a native of Perth, Scotland, where he was brought up under the influence of the Secession church of that country. He was born in the year 1811, and was consequently in the 62nd year of his age at his death.

In early life, he was engaged in teaching. His first regular charge was the Felling Mission in the County of Durham, England. Here he gathered a large congregation and formed a church. This he left in a prosperous state to accept a call to the church worshipping in Albion street, Glasgow, formerly Dr. Wardlaw's. After a faithful ministry of ten years, he removed to Southampton and from thence to Coleraine in Ireland to take charge of missions there. He subsequently had charge of churches at Dumfries and Hamilton in Lanarkshire, from the latter place removing to Hamilton, Ontario, where he settled in 1857.

During his connection with the church in Hughson street, there has been great progress made in numbers and influence. When he came here, the cause was struggling for existence, but in large measure through his disinterested, faithful, and unwearied labours, not only has a new place of worship been erected but the spiritual and material condition of the church healthy and satisfactory.

Mr. Pullar was a man of large sympathies, and though his sense of duty and stern adherence to principle often brought him into conflict with others and made him enemies, still he was most unselfish in all his public and private acts. He had the welfare of the community deeply at heart, and a more faithful pastor and preacher could not be found. He was intensely in earnest in all he did, and was a minister anxious above all things to see men saved and living up to the standards which he believed to be the true ones. He took especial interest in the young, a testimony of which exists in the crowded meeting of young people held on the first Sabbath evening of every month after service.

In his death, the church and congregation have lost a faithful and loving pastor, and his family, so suddenly plunged into sorrow, a kind husband and father.

February 20, 1873


PATTERSON - Died suddenly at noon to-day, of apoplexy, Peter Patterson, at his residence, York street, near the corner of Bay street, aged 46 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


To-day we regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Peter Patterson, grocer, York street, who expired a few minutes before 12 o'clock to-day. Up to half past 10, deceased was in his usual good health, when he had a fit of apoplexy, and scarcely rallied until he expired. Mr. Patterson was born in Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland, in 1826, and came to Canada in 1851 when he was appointed station master at Jordan on the Great Western Railway, where he remained until 1855, when he was removed to Hamilton and appointed night station master here. He did not remain in that capacity for any length of time, but went into the grocery business which he carried on up to the time of his death. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss. Deceased was much respected by all who knew him.


ELLIOTT - On Sunday morning, Mrs. Elliott, a woman residing on Slater street, Ottawa, died very suddenly, it is thought, through the bursting of a blood vessel. Saturday afternoon she endeavoured to raise a tub of ice from the yard where it had been frozen to the ground. In lifting it, a blood vessel burst. Dr. Henderson attended her after the accident, but his efforts were unavailing to save her life. She had, it is said, a quarrel with her husband some time ago, and he left her with a family of small children, dependent upon her for support. The neighbours in the vicinity deeply sympathize with the children who are left friendless and penniless. They will probably be cared for by some charitable people in the neighbourhood.


February 21, 1873


WARD - Died on the 19th February, 1873, Jane, the beloved wife of George Ward, of Trafalgar, in her 69th year.


MACKAY - Died in this city, on Thursday evening, the 20th instant, Jessie Ann Mackay, in the 29th year of her age. The funeral will leave her mother's residence, corner of Hughson and Cannon streets, at 4 o'clock, to-morrow, Saturday afternoon. Friends and acquaintance are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


LITTLE (Ottawa) - John Little, for some years our agent at Grenville, and latterly in charge of the blasting operations on the Grenville canal, was killed by an explosion of nitroglycerin

this morning. The charge had apparently failed. Little went up to examine it when it went off, killing him instantly. He was a deserving man. For many years he was agent for the steamboat company, and very generally known on the Ottawa River route.


February 22, 1873


GAY - Died at 98 Cannon street west, at 8:30 last night, Mr. Walter Gay, aged 55 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


We are sorry to have to record the death of one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, Mr. Walter Gay, carpenter. Quiet and unassuming in his manner, he was perhaps not widely known, yet he was held in much esteem by all with whom he had any intercourse. About six weeks ago, he caught a severe cold from which, though it was his first illness, he never recovered.


DARBY - Thomas Darby, a young man engaged in driving a team in Gilmore's shanty, Lake Mishenoga, was brought home a corpse on Saturday last. He was seized with an apoplectic fit, and died in a short time. His loss is deeply felt by all who knew him.


MCLELLAN - A man named John McLellan was killed instantly on Thursday near Tiverton by a tree which one of his companions had chopped falling on him and fracturing his skull. He was going after something, and when the tree was falling was unable to get out of the way.


FITZSIMMONS (Welland) - James Fitzsimmons, passenger conductor on the Welland Railway, was drowned this morning about five o'clock, about half a mile above this place while attempting to lead his horse on the ice of a pond which William Clarke of Port Dalhousie, who was with him, says they supposed it to be the canal. The horse broke through the ice and fell on Fitzsimmons, burying him in about four feet of water. He was got out about two and a half hours after the accident. The horse was in the water about the same length of time, but was got out alive.


February 24, 1873


CORMACK - A man named John Cormack was killed Friday afternoon near Lockerby as he was hauling saw logs. The sleigh upset and he was crushed under the log.

February 25, 1873


BLYTH - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Thomas Allan Blyth, P.L.S., in the 6lst year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Bold street, on Thursday afternoon, the 27th, at 3 p.m. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


In our columns to-day, we have to announce the death of Thomas Allan Blyth, Esq., Provincial Land Surveyor, thus adding another to the list of our 'landmarks' who have been removed from our midst within the last few months. The list, we are pained to say, is a long one and comprises the names of those who had lived longest and were most appreciated among our citizens.

The subject of this present notice was born in 1813 in the county of Essex, England, and came to Canada in 1834. Having a natural taste for engineering and surveying, he apprenticed himself to the late Mr. Hawkins of Toronto with whom he surveyed the then unexplored regions lying between Georgian Bay and Lake Nipissing under hardships and difficulties which at the present day can hardly be appreciated. He then removed to Hamilton where, in 1851, he married the second daughter of the late Peter Hamilton.

After his marriage, he built himself a house on Bold street where he has since resided. For some days past, he had been complaining of weakness, but on Saturday right went to bed without the family feeling any uneasiness about him. On Sunday morning, about one o'clock, Mrs. Blyth perceived such symptoms as alarmed her, and immediately sent for his medical adviser, but death had made its fatal grasp, and this morning at 4 a.m. the last sigh was given. He leaves a widow and one son. To them his loss is beyond expression. An attentive and affectionate husband, a kind and loving father, a genial good-tempered companion to those he associated with, was T. A. Blyth. Never was a cross word heard out of his mouth. So much for his private virtues, but as respects his usefulness in the county, words cannot portray it. For over 35 years, he was engaged in establishing boundaries, settling differences among disputed lines, and in no instance, as we are informed by those most capable of judging, have his surveys been successfully disputed. We offer the sympathy and condolences of the public with whom he was such a favourite, to the family and numerous relatives.


MCPHERSON (Pembroke) - Last Saturday, the corpse of Mr. D. McPherson, who has lived in this section for some twenty years, came to the Union House, from the Mattawa. Mr. McPherson had been dead over three weeks, but until Saturday no means of bringing the body to Pembroke for interment could be found, It appears he had been working in some of the shanties where his services were no longer required, and he was provided with a free pass to Pembroke and a quantity of money.

On his way here, he got on a spree, in which condition he kept himself until his pocket was empty. From one of the numerous effects of the fatal cup he died and adds another to the long list of deaths from strong drink. Deceased was over 55 years of age, and was interred in the Presbyterian cemetery.


February 26, 1873


BLAIR - Died at Toronto, on Sunday morning, the 16th instant, Mrs. Catherine Blair, formerly of Hamilton.


DOUGLAS - Archibald Douglas, late surveyor of Customs for the city of Ottawa, died the 6th day of February, 1873, at the residence of his son-in-law, 107 Douglas street, Glasgow, Scotland. The deceased, at the time of his death, was a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the Militia of Canada. In early life, Lieut. Col. Douglas belonged to the Light Dragoons in which distinguished corps he held the rank of Captain, and with his regiment was engaged in many of the brilliant action in the Peninsular campaign. The deceased gentleman was well known in the city of Ottawa and vicinity as one who was always distinguished by upright, honourable, and gentlemanly conduct, not only in his contact with our citizens in his official position but also in his everyday walk in life. He departed this life at the ripe age of 82 years, and his memory will be long cherished by his many friends and acquaintances.


KEAN (from the Grand River Sachem) - On Friday evening, between eight and nine o'clock, Mr. David Kean, after a few words with his wife in reference to business matters, took a dose of strychnine from his pocket, put it in a tumbler of water, and drank it, from the effects of which he died in about half an hour thereafter, in spite of the efforts of Dr. McCargow who arrived some ten minutes before his death and did everything in his power to counteract the baleful effects of the deadly drug. Deceased committed the rash act while in a sudden fit of passion, and regretted it as soon as done, but alas', too late. Deceased was a Scotchman, about 45 years of age. and had apparently as little cause for wishing to leave world as any man in it. In fact, from all indications, everything seemed to be prospering with him at the time of the rash act. An inquest was held on the body on Saturday last by Coroner Messenger end a very intelligent jury when a verdict of "death from a dose of poison, Strychnine, administered by his own hand while labouring under a fit of passion" was rendered. The bereaved wife and family have the profound sympathy of the entire community.


MCMILLAN - On Saturday night, the 22nd instant, a young man, named Hugh McMillan, of Tuckersmith, committed such injuries on himself as resulted in his death on Monday. It seems that he has, for some time, led a rather dissipated life. For a week or more previous to the

night in question, he had been drinking very heavily, and was at the time of his committal of the rash act, which ended in his destruction, bordering on delirium. About nine o'clock on Saturday night, when on the way to his house, he stopped on the road near the residence of Mr. Hugh Forsyth, stripped himself of his clothing, and threw it into a fence corner. He then, in a perfectly nude state, ran across the fields and through the woods to the residence of his sister on the Mill Road, a distance of over two miles. On arriving at his sister's house, she, being alone at the time, became frightened and escaped to a neighbour's. During her absence, McMillan broke the window, took a piece of the glass, and drew it across his abdomen, cutting himself in a fearful manner. Not satisfied with this, he secured a large butcher knife, and with tremendous force, stuck it into his abdomen the entire length of the blade, turning it round, and then pulled it out, thus inflicting another terrible wound. Upon his sister returning with a neighbour, he was found lying on the floor in a pool of blood and nearly exhausted, with the glass and the knife lying beside him. Medical aid was immediately sent for, but the unfortunate man died before the physician arrived.


BELL (Ottawa) - Mr. Robert Bell, late M.P. for the County of Russell, died last evening at Hull, aged 52 years. He took a prominent part in promotion of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway as well as many other leading enterprises in the Ottawa district.


THURBER (Almonte) - A fire near Beachburg occurred last night by which a lady named Mrs. Thurber and five children were burned to death. It is not known how the fire originated. The family had retired for the night, and some person had probably knocked over a lamp standing near the stove, and before any assistance could be rendered, the unfortunate lady and five children were burned to death.


MAY (Forrest) - A sad accident occurred here yesterday by which a man named Charles May lost his life while moving a building. He accidentally got caught under the lower corner while going downhill, jamming him severely and causing death in a few hours. He leave a wife and eight children to mourn his untimely end.


February 27, 1873


JUSON - The public will no doubt hear with feelings of deepest pain the announcement it becomes our mournful duty to make of the death of our most respected former townsman Richard Juson, Esq., of Monklands, Shrewsbury, England.

A cable telegram was received by Thomas Kerr, Esq., conveying the melancholy intelligence that to-day, February 27th, Richard Juson resigned his spirit into the hands of the Redeemer. We have had the privilege of a close and intimate friendship with Mr. Juson for a long period of years, and although the loss of valuable friends naturally leads survivors to think kindly and leniently of the departed, we can assert unhesitatingly and in good faith that a man in every respect more worthy of esteem it would be difficult to find. Richard Juson was, we believe, born in the year 1812 in the parish of Meole, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and at an early age came to Canada, and under the auspices of his relative, John Watkins, Esq., of Kingston, entered into commercial life in our then small city.

As a man of business, he was eminently successful, reaping the reward which seldom is denied to industry, steadiness, and most strictly honourable dealing. Every businessman who had dealings with Richard Juson knew that his word was as good as his bond. For many years, he was an active and energetic director of the Great Western Railway, warmly supporting every enterprise which tended to the prosperity of the country.

We do not desire to intrude into his private life, faultless and exemplary as we know it to have been. He had passed through it without a stain, beloved by relatives and friends. His religious convictions were deep, a liberal and conscientious member of the Church of England. The Church of the Ascension in this city, as well as its rectory, owes its existence in no small part to his exertions and liberality. He was one of the most active members of its building committee. He gave the site on which it stands. He was the largest money-contributor to its erection. He built its tower at his sole expense and gave half the cost of the peal of bells. And during the many years he was connected with the parish, from 1851 to 1867, when he left Canada to reside in England, he was in every way possible a most generous supporter of the church and of all charities connected with it, and as of all other kindred objects. He gave a most liberal subscription towards the rebuilding of his old Shropshire parish church. Since his taking up residence once again in Shrewsbury after his successful mercantile career in this country, he has been generous supporter of the charities of that parish.

We understand that his death was caused by the effects of an accident which occurred some days previously through the restlessness of a favourite horse. A short time before his death, our late townsman, George Lowe Reid, Esq., sat with him for some hours, when he was cheerful and hopeful of recovery, but it has pleased God to call him home. And while we have received the Intelligence of his death with the deepest feelings of sorrow for the departure of a most valued and esteemed friend and would tender out most sincere sympathy to his afflicted widow and wide circle of relatives, we would pray that the God of all grace and consolation would comfort

the bereaved wife who will, no doubt, derive their principal support in this hour of trial from the inspired Word Which now will be doubly precious to them.

'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them.'


March 1, 1873


RANKIN - Died in this city, on the 1st of March, Elizabeth Graham, relict of the late William Rankin, of Caistor Township, aged 73. The funeral will leave the residence of her son, William Rankin, Inchbury street, on Monday, the 3rd instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


March 4, 1873


DOERR (St. Catharines) - A man named Adam Doerr, a master brick-layer, highly respected in this town, hanged himself in a room in his own house this morning. When found by his wife and son, life was extinct, As deceased was in comfortable circumstances, the only reason that can be assigned for the rash act is temporary insanity. The coroner is holding an inquest on the body as we send this telegram.


March 5, 1873


MCMASTER - The Orangeville "Advertiser" chronicles the death of James McMaster, in his 67th year. Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in Mono, having been a resident for over half a century.


STRUDWORK - A fatal accident occurred at Millbrook, on Monday evening. A young man named Strudwork, of Lindsay, while getting on the train when in motion, fell between the cars and was instantly killed.


WILSON - James Wilson, a farmer residing in the Township of Amaranth, the other day ran barefooted through the snow a distance of one mile, and got his feet and legs so severely frozen that mortification set in, which resulted in his death on Monday. He was subject to fits of mental aberration and while in them imagined himself pursued by spirits. In fleeing from an imaginary foe, he entered on a race which led to his death.


ANGLIN (St. John) - It is with surprise and sorrow that we heard of the sad and severe affliction which fell upon the family of Mr. Anglin on Saturday morning last. For some time, his two daughters, aged respectively four years and a year and a half, have been suffering from

 whooping cough, but on Friday night, alarming symptoms set in, and before morning both of them were dead. We tender our sincerest condolences and sympathy with the bereaved family which has been called to sustain such a heavy and sore trial.


YOUNG - Died at his residence, Undermount, on the evening of the 4th instant, John Young, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 7th instant, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The painful presage of a paragraph in yesterday's "Spectator" has been fulfilled, and another prominent citizen of Hamilton has been gathered to his fathers. Mr. Young expired last night at half past nine o'clock, and his death is to-day the subject of very general and sincere regret. For over forty years, Mr. Young was a resident of this city.

A man of marked ability, of clear incisive judgment, and of great enterprise, he has ever held a prominent place among us. In one sense he was not a public man inasmuch as he never ran for an office of any kind. But there is another sense in which he was one of the most active public men. For many years he was Director of the Great Western Railway, and as such was the best friend of Mr. Brydges.

He was one of the original promoters of the Canada Life Assurance Company in 1847, and had been President of it for several years at the time of his death. That now strong and wealthy corporation owes not a little to his business sagacity and diligent attention to its affairs. He took a prominent part in the formation of the Hamilton Gas Company, and was selected its President at every annual meeting held since. In the resuscitation of the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway, he took an active part, and as one of the Board of Directors of that company, he gave most faithful attention to its business, and the benefit of his greet experience and sound judgment is very warmly acknowledged by his colleagues.

Mr. Young was born in Galston, Ayrshire, in the year 1808, and was the youngest son of Mr. James Young of that place. He served an apprenticeship in the hardware business in Kilmarnock, and came to Montreal in 1828, there he was, for some time, in the employ of W. Richie and Company, general merchants of that city. In the spring of 1812, he came to Hamilton and started business as a general merchant, meeting with that success which ever attended his business ventures. In 1840, he became a partner of the firm of Buchanan, Harris, and Company, and subsequently became the head of the firm of Young, Law, and Company. Seven years ago, he became connected with the Dundas Cotton Mills which under his enterprising administration have recently been greatly enlarged.

During the rebellion, Mr. Young did good service in command of a company of loyal volunteers.

In business, he was an eminently successful man, and in every enterprise where he was associated with others, he was felt as a power which only sterling abilities and great weight of character can confer. Rigorously just in his judgments, steadfast in his opinions, and firm in his friendships, Mr. Young has left behind a large circle of mourning friends, and those are the most sincere and deeply touched who had the most intimate relations with him and who knew him best.

His wife survives him, and also a family of four sons and two daughters.


DRAKE (Ingersoll) - This morning, about 10 o'clock, a brakesman by the name of George Drake, from London, was struck by No 4 express east, end instantly killed. He was signaling a freight train when the express came up behind him. His legs were broken and intestines torn out, and his head was dragged along the track about thirty feet.


March 6, 1873


GARDNER - Died at Buffalo, on the 4th instant, Martha, relict of the late John Gardner, aged 69 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, F. A. Gardner, 23 Maria street, at 2 p.m., Friday, the 7th instant. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


March 7, 1873


ALMONER - On Monday, a little son of the Rev. Mr. Almoner, of St. Stephen's, N.B., was kicked in the breast by a horse which he was leading to water, and killed


INGLIS - Died at Brooklyn, N.Y., on the 6th of March, Agnes Buchanan, daughter of the late David Inglis, L.L.D., aged 4 years.


HOLDEN - A man named George Holden, better known by the cognomen of Old George the Gardener, was found dead in his house this morning. Deceased lived alone on Bay street, next door to Palm's hotel, where he kept a fruit and vegetable store. Not having been seen for a couple of days, some of the neighbours went into the house from the rear where to their astonishment, they found him on the broad of his back, perfectly stiff and cold. He had his coat on, but his pants off. He has a family living in Toronto, and from the deposit book found in his house, he had, we are informed, about $200 in the Savings Bank, so that he could not have died from want. Dr. White, coroner, will hold an inquest at Palm's hotel this evening.

March 8, 1873


MILNE - Died at the Court House, on the evening of the 7th instant, Jane, wife of William Milne, aged 33 years. Friends are requested to attend the funeral from the Court House, at 2 o'clock p.m., on Monday, the 19th instant.


YOUNG - The funeral of the late Mr. John Young, which took place yesterday, was one of the largest and most respectable assemblages that we have ever seen in this city for many years, the long line of carriages when the hearse arrived at the portals of St. Andrew's Church extending as far south as Hannah street, and a large number of citizens attended on foot. Among those present were many old friends of the deceased from London, Toronto, St, Catharines, Dundas, and other localities. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Isaac Buchanan, James Osborne, F. W. Gates, John H. Greer, James Turner, A. G. Ramsay, Adam Hope, and Judge Logie. Before leaving Undermount, the Rev. Mr. Herald engaged in s short but most suitable prayer, and the presence of this clergyman was highly appropriate as only two weeks ago he had acted as Moderator of the Session of St. Andrew's, James street, of which the deceased was the oldest elder. On the arrival of the funeral cortege at the church, the coffin was placed in front of the desk which, with the pulpit, carved oak screen, and balustrades, were draped in mourning, the beautiful edifice presenting a most solemn appearance, the body of the church being occupied by the mourners and friends while the galleries were crowded with ladies.

Rev. Mr. McColl, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, conducted the service in the church in the most solemn and impressive manner, having on the platform beside him the Rev. Mr. Hebden, rector of the Church of the Ascension, an old and esteemed friend of the bereaved family. The long line of carriages then followed the hearse to Burlington cemetery, the stores and places of business on both sides of the route being closed and the sidewalks unusually filled with spectators. The concluding service at the grave was conducted by Rev. Mr. Hebden, and thus were the last sad rites paid to the memory of an old and respected citizen whose familiar face and valued counsel will long be missed from those commercial gatherings and Boards of Directory of which he was ever a prominent and most useful member.


HOLDEN - At seven o'clock last evening, an inquest was held on the body of the late George Holden who was found dead yesterday morning. The inquest was conducted by Dr. White at Palm's hotel, corner of King and Bay streets, when the following gentlemen were sworn as jurors: T. C. Mewburn, Thomas Beckwith, J. C. Harvey, W. Richardson, Edwin Green, Robert Dyer, John Smith. William Carnahan, William McMeekin, James Maynard, William Orchard, Charles Fall is, Samuel Meadows, John W. Clarke, James Thornton. Mr. T. C. Mewburn was chosen as foreman.

The jury being sworn, they were ordered to proceed and view the body.

The first witness called was John Cozens, who deposed as follows: 1 knew the deceased by sight. Saw him last alive on Wednesday afternoon. He appeared to be in his usual health. About 12 o'clock to-day, I opened the back window by order of Sgt. Kavanaugh and entered the house, accompanied by the sergeant. We found the deceased lying on his back with his left shoulder against the door. Before we could open the door, we had to remove the body a short distance. He was quite dead when we entered. I know nothing of his habits of life.

To Mr. Robertson: From the position he was in, I think that he did not fall against the wood alongside the partition.

To Mr. Mewburn: I know that he was of intemperate habits.

To Mr. Fallis: I do not know of my own knowledge that he died from the effects of intemperance.

James Clarke, sworn, deposed: I am a gardener and have worked with the deceased for several years. I have known him for between four and five years. I saw him last alive on Tuesday morning with a basket on his arm. In the afternoon I tried the door and found I could not get in. He was in the habit of drinking very heavily during the time I have known him.

To Mr. Fallis: I believe that deceased came to his death from his usual habit of drink

To the Coroner: The deceased has a wife and one daughter married. He has two sisters, one in Madison and the other in Normanby. Mr. Samuel Lee, near Stoney Creek, married one of deceased's daughters.

To Mr. Fallis: I have seen deceased drink fifteen or twenty days at a time, and I have been in the habit of seeing him almost every day.

To Mr. Mewburn: I did say that if George did not get over his spree, he would be in a hot bed himself shortly.

To Mr. Mewburn: I don't think that deceased was at any time subject to fits.

To Mr. Richardson: I have left deceased several times when he was unfit to do his work while he was under the influence of liquor.

To Mr. Fallis: I never struck deceased in my life, but I have pushed him several times.


A. P. Coombe, deposed: I am a grocer. I knew deceased for about five or six years, but more intimately for the last eighteen months. I saw him last alive about 12:30 on Wednesday.


Mr. Clarke, recalled, said that he was 45 years old, born in London, but did not know his religion. I have seen him go to the Methodist church.

Mr. Coombe resumed: About half past twelve, he came to my store and complained that he had a pain in his head, and purchased half a pound of currants which he paid for, and then left. I have seen him drunk several times. He was a man in the habit of drinking considerably.

To Mr. Fallis: I have seen him going and returning from his work under the influence of liquor. One time last fall, I went to his place and found him so drunk that he could not get up from his chair.

To Constable West: I was in the deceased's house about four o'clock this afternoon. I was present when you made a thorough examination of the premises, You found 19¢ on his person. We found a post office savings pass-book with a credit of $198 in it.

To Mr. Richardson: I was not present when the house was first entered by the window this morning.

To Mr. Mewburn: I have no reason, from the appearance of the place, to suppose that any foul play had taken place.

To Mr. Richardson: I am not aware that there are any violent marks upon the body. The room was dark, and I could not see very distinctly.


John William Beasly, deposed: I have known the deceased for the last five years. I leased the house formerly occupied by me to him. I saw him last alive on Tuesday morning. I spoke to Mr. Seaman about him and noticed that he was under the influence of liquor. I live over his store. My wife said on Wednesday night that she heard some groaning or unusual noise and thought it came from deceased's apartments. I took no particular notice. The next morning my wife saw deceased's horse in the garden. This morning, not having heard deceased making a fire or stirring about, I went downstairs and tried the door, when I found it locked. I advised that a constable should be sent for and get into the house legally. Deceased was very industrious and always attended to his business, but I have always seen him under the influence of liquor. He was in the habit of keeping a post office banking book


Constable West, deposed: A few minutes after twelve o'clock to-day, in company with Sgt. Kavanaugh, we found the front door looked with the key inside. We could not get in at the front entrance, and we went to the rear. Witness then corroborated the evidence of the first witness. No person could enter through the back window until an axe was produced to cut off the ice, it was so securely tightened. There were no marks on the snow, and the ice on the window had to be cut off. There is no back door to the premises. I found upon his person a knife, 19¢ , and a pass book upon the post office savings bank in which were shown to be deposited on the 20th June, $137, and $10, on the 27th June. There were in a box, some meat, cheese, bread, butter, and two bottles containing whiskey. In his store was a quantity of apples and other

fruit and vegetables. His bed was a comforter, one with the necessary clothing. He also had a stove, with furniture, and wood in the back room.

To Mr. Richardson: There is no entrance to the cellar except from the shop. There were a few frozen onions in the cellar, but nothing else. The cellar was dark, and I had to procure a lamp to go down there.


Dr. O'Reilly, deposed: I made a post mortem examination of the body of the deceased. No external marks of violence except a cut over the right eye. The lungs were both congested. There were adhesions of the pleura, and a deposit of tutacle. The walls of the heart were in a weakened condition with deposits on the ventral valve. His lungs showed signs of disease and are easily broken down. The spleen was softer than usual. The stomach contained a small quantity of dark coloured fluid. There was no solid matter in the stomach. The walls presented a healthy appearance with no sign of corrosive poison appearance. He was suffering from an old-standing rupture. I am of the opinion that death was caused by congestion of the lungs, hastened by the deceased's condition of heart and liver.

The jury returned the following verdict: That George Holder came to his death by congestion of the lungs, hastened by the diseased condition of the heart and liver.


March 10, 1373


ELLWOOD - A man named Ellwood died suddenly at Thamesville on Friday, and his mother, who was living near Morpeth, complained of being unwell the moment she received the intelligence, and expired before assistance could be procured. Both mother and son were buried together.


BURNS - On Friday morning, an old man named James Burns, for several years a resident of the neighbourhood, started to walk from the village of Norwood to his shanty, distant about half a mile. When at the village limit, he fell dead. The body was at once removed to Norwood. He had been feeble for a long time and death was expected.


UNNAMED man - A singular case of suicide came to light at Quebec on Sunday, A middle-aged married man, a farm servant at a country house on the St. Foy road, was found dead, hanging by the neck in the hayloft attached to the establishment. He had been missing for four days and search had been everywhere instituted for him. The position in which he was discovered showed his determination to make away with his life. The loft was so low that hanging erect, his feet would touch the floor; so he bent his knees and effected his fatal object in that position. He was a sober man, of fair intelligence, and no cause can be assigned to this tragic act.

BAILEY, REEZ, WOODS, LEROY - On Saturday afternoon, about two o'clock, the boiler of Mr. R. B. Clarke's sawmill, Coboconk, exploded, killing a man and a boy, and fatally injuring two more men. Three men were seriously injured.

The names of the killed are James Bailey, farmer, and Moses Reez, aged about nine years. Mr. J. N. Leroy, postmaster, was fatally injured, no hope whatever of his recovery being entertained. Samuel Woods, a teamster, was badly cut about the head and face, not expected to recover; P. Drobel, engineer, and a young man by the name of Cheney badly, and two or three others slightly injured. The shock was very severe and was felt for half a mile round. Woods and Leroy have since died.


MCDOWELL - A son of Mr. Thomas McDowell, Palmerston, aged ten years, was killed in the stave factory on Friday morning by being caught in a belt which was swinging from a shaft and his body literally cut in two by a plank that lay across the beams. The head was almost severed from the body, and both feet torn off. The family have the sympathy of the community.


GOOD - Richard Good, who was injured on Thursday last by the Strakosch piano falling upon him, died in the hospital on Saturday evening. He leaves a wife and three children who depended entirely upon him for support.


ROWE (St. Catharines) - A man named John Rowe, who has been missing since last fall, was found sticking in the Canal at Lock two, Saturday afternoon. The inquest is postponed to Tuesday.


March 11, 1873


DOAK - A man named Doak, who resided in the parish of Andover, Victoria County, while at dinner in the house of Mr. Charles Roberts, of Gordon, in the same County, met his death from choking.


OLIVER - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mr. William Oliver, aged 50 years, a native of Northumberland, England. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3 o'clock, from 316 King street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


March 12, 1873


CRAWFORD - Died in this city, on the 12th March, 1373, William G. Crawford, in his 43th year. The funeral will take place on Friday, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, No 15 Augusta street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

It becomes our painful duty to-day to record the death of W. G. Crawford, Esq., late manager of the Royal Canadian Bank in this city, who died this morning after a brief illness. The subject of this obituary, William G. Crawford, was born in Old Cumnock, Scotland, 3rd April, 1830, and came to Hamilton in 1851, when he commenced his career here as a junior clerk in the Gore Bank where he worked his way up to the position of cashier. When the branch of the Ontario Bank was opened in the city, he was appointed manager. He has, of late years, been manager of the Royal Canadian Bank here. His geniality of character won for him many friends. Requiescat in pace.


March 15, 1873


BROUGH - Died on the 14th instant, at St. John's Rectory, London, the Venerable Archdeacon Brough, in his 79th year. Deceased was father-in-law of the Rev. J. P. Dumoulin, M.A., rector of St. Thomas Church, in this city.


GOW (Guelph) - We record the death of Mr. John Gow, father of Mr. P. Gow, M.P.P., and an old and respected resident of Guelph. He was seized with a paralytic stroke on Monday forenoon, and gradually sank until he expired on Thursday morning at the ripe age of 84 years. The deceased belonged to Johnstone, Ayrshire, Scotland, and came to Canada some 23 years ago. During all that time, he resided in Guelph, and though never in any sense a public man, he had through all these years the respect and esteem of all his friends and acquaintances.


BOWEN - From the St. Catharines "Journal" of last evening, we learn that Mr. P. H. Bowen, a young man well-known in that town and throughout the Niagara District generally, died at his residence there about 10:30 last Thursday evening. For some months past, he had been suffering from that fell destroyer, consumption. Like many others afflicted in that way, he had strong hopes of recovery which, however, were not to be realized. He was a son of the late Major Bowen. a well-known and at one time wealthy resident of Hamilton. Perry, as he was familiarly called, was a young men of excellent abilities and of a genial, good-natured disposition and would have been, had he adapted his time and talents to some kind of business, a prominent member of society.


ROBERTSON (Ottawa) - Donald Robertson, of Niagara, the well-known contractor, died yesterday at the Russell House in this city, of inflammation of the lungs. His remains left last night, accompanied by Angus Morrison, M.P., John Gillies, M.P., and James Collon, Esqs. for the family burial place at Queenston Heights.

March 18, 1873


MCKAGUE - The Guelph "Mercury" says a man named McKague, living in the Township of Peel, lost three children last week, all of whom died of scarlet fever. He ordered the coffin for one, and when he reached home, a second was dead. While away for a second coffin, he was overtaken by a messenger who informed him of the death of the third. The fell destroyer, death, thus robbed him of his household, leaving him and his wife to mourn a great loss. He has the true sympathy of his neighbours and friends.


March 19, 1873


GREGG (Ottawa) - The remains of Mr. Gregg, of the Toronto "Mail", left last night for Toronto. His death has cast a gloom over his brother bohemians of the press.


HILDITCH, BRENNAN, BELCHER, HYATT (Montreal) - An inquest on the bodies of S. Hilditch and Mary Brennan, victims of the St. James Hotel calamity, was continued this morning.

Mr. Harry Belcher, known as the 'handsome traveller, was still alive at noon but says he does not expect to live as his back is broken. Another body was exhumed this morning from the debris of the burnt hotel. It proves to be a commercial traveller named Hyatt, aged 40 years, and a transient boarder of the house. An inquest will be held at two o'clock p.m.


March 20, 1873


LOGIE - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, John Lawrence, youngest son of Alexander Logie, Esq., aged 11 months and 28 days, funeral on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


KITRIDGE (Brantford) - Some labourers, while cutting away the ice above the dam and below the iron bridge crossing Colborne street this morning, discovered the body of a young female. On dragging it out, a bracelet fell off her wrist which was initialed O.K. Rings were found on the fingers with the same initials. The fingers of one hand were cramped and stiff from a burn. With these marks, the body was recognized as that of Miss Cornelia Kitridge of the east ward of this town. She was 17 years old and had left home in November last, since which time no more has been heard of or from her. Tied closely abound her head and neck was a heavy woolen shawl, an indication in the minds of many that she was strangled and then thrown into the stream off the bridge. The deceased has a mother and brother residing here.

March 21, 1873


CARR - The wife of Mr. Robert Carr, of Culross, was accidentally burned to death on Wednesday by her clothes catching fire while she was removing a boiler from the stove.


PRICE - Five men, named respectively James Johnston, and his son, James Best and Arthur Best, sons-in-law of Johnston, and John Kerr, his hired man, were lodged in jail at Walkerton on Wednesday morning by Constable McKay of Underwood, charged with the murder of George Price, at a small village called Bal-du-Dore, on the shore of Lake Huron, near Underwood, on Monday last. The murder is said to have grown out of a fight between two ganders belonging respectively to the Johnston and Price families who lived across the road from each other at the place named. It extended from the ganders to the children, and then to the women, and finally was taken up by the men. Old Johnston undertook to thrash young Price, but getting badly beaten, a desire for revenge seems to have taken possession of his mind, which unhappily resulted in the death of old Price. On Monday night, as the two Prices and a friend named McQuaig, were getting out of their sleigh at their own stable, they were pounced upon by the first-named men and beaten with sticks in a dreadful manner. The older price was killed outright, his skull being smashed in, while McQuaig was also badly beaten. The younger Price escaped without serious injury. The prisoners will be tried at the Spring Assizes. Last Tuesday night, at the close of the inquest over the body of George Price, the jury returned a verdict of 'wilful murder' against James Johnston, and against Arthur Best, James Best, John Kerr, and Edward Johnston as associates.


MCILVAINE, BROUGH - Last week, two of the oldest Divines of the North American continent, passed away in a good old age, full of years and full of honours.

On Friday last, died at Florence, the Right Reverend A. P. Mcilvaine, for many years, Bishop of Ohio, and on the same day, at London, Ontario, the Venerable C. C. Brough, Archdeacon of London, and rector of St. John's; London Township, in the 79th year of his age. As the last named was well and widely known and esteemed in Canada, we subjoin a brief notice of the life that has just closed.

The late Venerable C. C. Brough was born in the County of Carlow, Ireland, in the year 1794. In early life, like most of the country gentlemen of that day, he devoted a part of his time and strength in the service of his king and country. He held rank in the Carlow Militia, and to the last, retained a soldier-like bearing. Having graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained to an Irish curacy. Afterward, he held the chaplaincy of the North Circular Road, Dublin, and it was during this ministry that his voice having wholly failed him,

he desired to set sail for Canada. In the year 1832, the deceased gentleman, together with a party including the Rev. A. Palmer, now Archdeacon of Toronto, the late Rev. Dominick Blake, the late Dr. Robinson, and the late Chancellor Blake to whose sister the subject of this notice was married, arrived in Canada.

Shortly after his settlement in Canada, the bracing climate restored his voice, and he was enabled to resume his ministerial duty. The late Bishop of Toronto appointed him to the charge of the Manitoulin Islands where he remained until St. John's Rectory, London Township, having been vacated by the late Bishop of Huron, the Bishop of Toronto appointed Mr. Brough to that Rectory. In this position he continued till the day of his death, a period of over 30 years. In the year 1857, when the Diocese of Huron was formed and the late Dr. Cronyn elected its first Bishop, Mr. Brough was appointed Archdeacon of London. In the working of the diocese he always took a deep interest and an active part, attending all committee meetings, and till the winter before his death, cheerfully taking his share of deputation work.

The constant scene of his early duty, however, was his own mission. A quarter of a century ago, he was the only clergyman between London and Goderich, having the spiritual wants of three or four townships to provide for. These arduous duties, performed for the most part on horseback, were the constant and happy employment of this part of his life. After the formation of the new diocese and the constant increase of clergymen, he was able to confine his duties to London Township, and here at all times, summer and winter, in buggy and cutter, his venerable form and familiar face might be seen.

He was known and loved in every house in his extensive mission and scarcely ever allowed any person, young or old, to pass him on the roadside without stopping his conveyance and exchanging a few words of kindly and serious conversation. So vigorous was his constitution, that had he of late years taken a little more care of himself and exposed himself less to night travelling and to all kinds of weather alike, his useful life might have been further prolonged. Indeed it was by one of these long drives, in the fall of last year, that the cold was contracted which proved fatal.

The late Archdeacon was among the last of a noble band of true missionaries who came to this country, most of them from Ireland, some forty years ago, and to whom the country owes much. Blessed with hardy frames, they did not spare them, and were found in labours oft "working while to them it was day", laying the foundations upon which others may with less difficulty build.

The survivors of the proven missionary band are now few and aged, and as we review such lives and labours, we heartily wish that a like spirit may fall upon their successors of the present generation.

March 22, 1873


MCCULLY - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Jane, relict of the late Barnard McCully, a native of Clough, County of Antrim, Ireland, in the 90th year of her age. Funeral will leave the residence of her son, No 12 Cannon street, at 3 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MANNING - Last evening, shortly after 6 o'clock, Mrs. Manning, relict of the late Frederick Manning, 11 Maiden Lane east, was found dead on the floor of the house. It appears that deceased has been complaining for the last year of dizziness, but nothing serious was apprehended. Yesterday morning, she appeared in good health when her sons and daughter left to attend to their work as usual. At noon dinner was prepared for them, and the whole family sat down, the deceased eating heartily. After dinner, the family went to work as usual, and when one of the sons, the first to return home, he was horrified to find his mother lying on the floor with her forehead touching the wall. Upon examination, he found her stiff and cold, and life extinct. It is supposed, from the fact that the dinner dishes had not been washed, that she must have died shortly after her children went to work. She had been washing, and the place where she was found was contiguous to where a quantity of clothes were wrung ready to be put on the lines. As we go to press, Dr. Rosebrugh, coroner, is holding an inquest upon the body.


March 24, 1873


SMITH - Died in this city, on the 24th of March, Jane Ann, aged 19 years, eldest daughter of the late John L. Smith, Esq., of Her Majesty's Customs. The funeral will take place on Wednesday next, at 3 o'clock. Friends are requested to attend.


STOCK - William Stock, of the Township of March, was accidentally killed on Thursday morning by the discharge of a gun, the charge of which he was endeavouring to withdraw. He died instantly.


MANNING - The inquest held on the body of the late Mrs. Manning on Saturday, was concluded about 4 o'clock, when the jury brought in a verdict to the effect that deceased died from a fit of apoplexy.


March 27, 1873


GUGGISBERG - It is our painful duty to record the death of Mr. Frederick Guggisberg, merchant, Galt, which took place at Toronto on Tuesday last. Mr. Guggisberg has been for a

number of years past, a working member of the Masonic Fraternity, and was at the time of his death a member of the Capitular and Chivalric Orders meeting in this city, and the members will learn of his demise with sorrow and regret. Mr. Guggisberg's remains will be conveyed to Galt for interment on Friday (to-morrow) evening, leaving the Hamilton station at 9 a.m., and doubtless many of the Hamilton brethren will feel it a duty to pay a tribute of respect to his memory by accompanying his remains to the place of interment at Galt.


YEILDING (Ottawa) - Mr. Agar Yeilding, who represented this place in Parliament in 1854, died yesterday.


March 28, 1873


BINKLEY - On Saturday afternoon last, the wife of Mr. Samuel Binkley, at West Flamborough, died very suddenly. It appears that deceased had been engaged in her usual household duties during the day, and that in the afternoon, not feeling very well, she lay down on a lounge to rest, Mr. Binkley sitting beside her reading a newspaper, when she suddenly expired, it is supposed that death was caused by heart disease. The deceased was 66 years of age, so says the "True Banner".


DECELA (Montreal) - The coroner held an inquest on the body of an Italian, Merion DeCela, a fireworks manufacturer, killed last evening by a premature explosion of rockets.


March 29, 1873


DEPEW - Died at his residence, Barton, Lake Shore, on the 29th instant, captain Charles Depew, aged 75 years, 2 months, and 15 days. Funeral will leave his late residence at 11 o'clock on Monday forenoon, 31st instant. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


PHIN - The Guelph "Mercury" says: It is with great regret that we record the death of an old and respected settler in Eramosa, William Phin, Esq., J.P., which took place on Thursday, after only a week's illness. Mr. Phin was a native of Roxburghshire, Scotland, and when he first came to Canada, nearly forty years ago, he lived with his brother at Waterloo, James Phin, Esq., J.P. He afterward removed to Eramosa and lived on the farm which he settled near the York Road, for over thirty years. For a number of years, he took an active interest in municipal affairs, and served the township as councillor. After retiring from the council, he was appointed one of the township auditors, and continued to hold that office up to the present time. He was also a very intelligent farmer and not many year ago filled the office of President of the South Wellington Agricultural Society. He had given up the active work of farming for the past four or five years,

but continued to take an interest in everything connected with its advancement, both in the township and county. As a magistrate, he was upright and impartial. As a business man, he was straightforward and scrupulously honest. He was in every sense of the word a good man, and as a friend, he was kind and obliging, and his death will leave a blank in that section of the township which cannot well be filled.


March 31, 1873


LEWIS - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Alexander Lewis, son of James and Maggie Lewis, aged 18 months and 11 days.


BEATTY - Died at his late residence, corner of John and Main streets, on Sunday, the 30th instant, Mr. Thomas Beatty, aged 62 years. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, 2nd April, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please attend without further notice.


It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Mr. Thomas Beatty, at the age of 62, long and popularly known by the citizens of Hamilton and the travelling public as the genial and kind host of the "British Hotel". Mr. Beatty was for many years one of the assessors of the city, and he has been invariably, for a long period, one of the appointed deputy returning officers in our municipal and parliamentary elections. Our friend, whom we have just lost, will be sadly missed by a large circle, both of the city and country extendedly around. His social manners and honest kind heart will be long remembered, and his witty remarks, quaint sayings, poetic quotations, etc. will long live after him. No more nobly kind and charitable man than that of 'Old Tom', as he would sometimes facetiously call himself, was to be found in the world. Requiescat in pace.


April 2, 1873


CAUGHLIN - An old man, named Jerry Caughlin, formerly employed as porter in the New York Central freight house, was killed last Monday evening, at Suspension Bridge, by being run over by a locomotive. He was standing at the crossing when the engine, backing down -towards the Falls, passed over him, crushing him badly. He died instantly.


LARDEAU - Thomas Lardeau, who was scalded by being put into boiling lye in Forbes's ashery, died of his wounds at the hospital at half past three o'clock this morning. As we go to press, Dr. White is holding an inquest on the body.

THORPE - The jury empanelled to inquire into the death of the late William Thorpe yesterday returned a verdict to the effect that deceased came to his death from natural causes.


THOMPSON (Ottawa) One of the census clerks, named Thompson, committed suicide last night by blowing out his brains with a revolver. He had been in India where he received a sun stroke which rendered him, at times, partially insane.


April 3, 1873


MCKINNON (Lucknow) - A fatal accident occurred near this village yesterday to an old woman named Mrs. McKinnon. Her husband, it appears, was felling a tree in the woods where she repaired for something. Just as she approached, the tree fell, killing her instantly.


April 4, 1873


BURNS - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, John Burns, aged 52 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 56 Catherine street south, on Saturday, the 5th instant, at 8 o'clock in the morning. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


April 5, 1873


HEBDEN - Died on the 21st of March, at Richmond Hill, Dublin, Anne, aged 85 years, relict of the late John Hebden, Esq., of Aptrick, Yorkshire, and mother of the Rev. J. Hebden of this city.


April 7, 1873


PATTERSON - Died in the Township of Seneca, on the 22nd of March last, Esther, the beloved wife of Mr. James Patterson, aged 84 years. Her end was peace.


BAIN - The Guelph "Mercury" of Saturday says: John Bain, Sr., long a resident of Elora and well-known hotel keeper, was found dead in his bed this morning at the hotel. He was a very corpulent man & had retired to bed at night in about his usual health and spirits, and on being called next morning, made no reply. Upon examination, it w s found that he was dead. The cause is attributed to apoplexy. Mr. Bain leaves a large family.


April 9, 1873


CHRISTIE - Died on the 9th instant at West Flamborough, Ann, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Christie. Funeral on Friday, the 11th instant, at 11 o'clock a.m.

DEXTER - Died in Hamilton, on Tuesday, April 8th, Catherine Baghott Dexter, aged 41 years, beloved wife of Amory Dexter. Funeral services to-morrow at her mother's residence, 93 Wellington street north, at 12 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Remains will be taken to Boston for interment.


April 10, 1873


MUIR - Died at his residence, Marshall street, Milwaukee, Wis., on the 8th instant, Mr. John H. Muir.


ROBERTS - Died at Hamilton, on the 10th instant, Captain Owen Roberts, in his 80th year. His illness lasted fourteen days which he bore with Christian resignation. His end was peace. The funeral will take place from his late residence, McNab street, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


FLAGG - The St.. Catharines "Times" says that an inquest has been held on the body of a. German, named Jonas Flagg, who has lived on the town line between Humberston and Crowland. Deceased had been in the habit of getting on sprees, and his family generally paid no attention to him as he was frequently away one and two weeks at a time. He had been on a visit to Drummondville, and when he started for home, he took the precaution to procure a bottle of whiskey to stimulate him on his homeward walk. It however proved to be too much for him as he was found on the following day in one of the fields of Mr. Malone, lying on his back in a deep furrow, quite dead. The nearly empty bottle and other evidence produced induced the jury to return their verdict that the deceased came to his death by intemperance and exposure.


April 12, 1873


FARR - Died in Walpole, on Thursday, March 27th, Ann Clara, wife of John Farr, and daughter of Henry Pollington, aged 23 years.


April 14, 1873


STERLING - Died on the evening of Saturday, the 12th instant, at her father's residence, 18 Wilson street, Sarah, beloved daughter of Mr. George Sterling, in her 23rd year. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

April 15, 1673


SMITH - Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Mr. James Smith, Sr., a much respected and widely known resident of the Township of Saltfleet, died at her residence on Sunday morning last, at the advanced age of seventy-three. Her demise will be looked upon with regret by not only a large circle of relatives but by all her neighbours and acquaintances among whom she was always a practical friend to the poor and a constant and kind attendant upon the sick.


April 17, 1873


WHITCHER (Ottawa) - The only son of W. F. Whitcher, Esq., Commissioner of Fisheries, died this morning.


MACKENZIE - The late Rev. John George Delhoste Mackenzie, during his ten years residence in this city, made a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. We feel confident that the following sketch of his life and character, founded principally on the willing testimony of some of those among his older and most valued friends who knew him best, will be perused with pleasure by many of our readers.

Mr. Mackenzie was born in the Island of Barbados in 1822, his father who had previously served in Wellington's army in the Peninsula being at that time in command of H.M. 1st West India Regiment. The family emigrated to this country in 1834 and settled in the neighbourhood of St. Thomas in the County of Elgin.

Mr. Mackenzie was soon afterward sent to Upper Canada College where he evinced great aptitude and diligence, and laid the foundation of an excellent education. He entered the family of the present Bishop of Toronto at Cobourg as a private tutor in 1839, and continued there about eighteen months, when he removed to Toronto, and in connection with the tuition of a few private pupils, was sub-editor of the "Church" newspaper, being then about nineteen years of age.

In 1843, he returned to Cobourg to commence his studies in Divinity at the Diocesan Theological College established there, and by the late Bishop of Toronto was appointed classical tutor at that institution. In June 1845, he was ordained deacon, and appointed curate to the rector of Cobourg, where he gained the esteem of all classes of people. He took the degree of B.A. at King's College, and some years later his master's degree at Trinity College, Toronto.

In 1846, he was appointed to the incumbency at St. Paul's, Yorkville, and at the same time also devoted himself to teaching. Speaking of his valued services at Yorkville, his friend and successor, the Rev. Salten Giving, thus writes: "Mr. Mackenzie's reputation as an excellent tutor, gained at Cobourg, secured him the patronage of several of the first families in the country, and his pupils, now filling positions of honour and usefulness, will acknowledge their deep obligation to him as a friend and efficient teacher. For ten years he discharged the duties of his

growing parish with great faithfulness and contributed materially in laying the foundations of the Church in the northern part of the city. Having successfully cultivated elocution and composition, his pulpit ministrations were of a superior character, and in these literary days, it is not saying too much that if a volume of his discourses could be published, they would be characterized by a soundness and originality of thought clothed in an eloquence of diction not often excelled",

On his services in connection with the "Church" newspaper, Mr. Givins says: "it was a time when heated discussions respecting the temporalities and doctrines of the Church were rife, and the position he occupied required extreme prudence and forbearance. yet in the discharge of his often difficult duties, he displayed marked ability, combined with moderation and zeal, and it can safely he asserted that in all his controversial writings, he never penned a line unbecoming a Christian gentleman"

The Hon, G. W. Allan, who acted as churchwarden when Mr. Mackenzie was incumbent at Yorkville, in speaking of him, says: The late Mr. Mackenzie was indeed an old and much valued friend, and I said to my godson, in writing to him after his father's death, that I always looked back upon the old days when we were working together at Yorkville, he as incumbent and I as churchwarden, as amongst the pleasantest memories of my past life. The record of Mr. Mackenzie's life at Yorkville simply that of a hardworking devoted parish priest doing his Master's work lovingly and with all his might, in spite of often-times straitened circumstances ,and even then, feeble health. His patient self-denying labours there will always, I am sure, be remembered with affection and respect by those who composed the little congregation of St. Paul's.

After ten years' devoted service at Yorkville, Mr. Mackenzie was compelled by ill-health to resign his charge and for a time rest entirely from duty. As soon as his health permitted he removed to the mission of Georgetown. Here he spent three years of no little labour, as a rule taking three services each Sunday, labour, however, amply repaid by its results and the affection he inspired among his rural parishioners. From thence he came to Hamilton. Here in the words of the Rev. J. Gamble Geddes: "He opened a private classical school which he conducted with great ability and success for a period of seven or eight years. Most of the leading gentlemen placed their sons under his care, and he devoted himself with great assiduity and conscientiousness to the important task of training those entrusted to him as scholars and Christian gentlemen, giving every satisfaction to the parents and endearing himself to his pupils by his friendly and paternal treatment. During this period, he devoted his spare time to clerical duty, officiating for me in St. John's chapel at the west end of King street where a mission

 service in connection with Christ's church had been established since 1856. The duty here being confined to a Sunday evening service, he under took occasional duties elsewhere at Ancaster, Dundas, and West Flamborough, and also on the plains in East Flamborough between Hamilton and Wellington Square in a little church erected by the late William Wyatt. In all these places, he was greatly respected and beloved. His ministrations were very acceptable and highly appreciated. His sermons were greatly admired for the elegance of their composition and for their originality of thought and illustration, but chiefly for the deep tone of piety and the earnestness which pervaded them. The mental labour he underwent for many years was too much for his physical strength, and he sought in change of occupation and constant change of scene, that variety which seemed to relieve the strain and to alleviate the dyspepsia complaint which sedentary habits had induced. For this reason, he applied for the Inspectorship of Grammar Schools, and his history from that period to the day of his death is a matter of public record. The clergy of this city and neighbourhood greatly regretted his removal, for they lost in him a valued friend and brother, a genial companion, a ready helper in parochial work, and at missionary meetings a well-read and accomplished Divine".

We learn from the "Church Herald" that he became much shaken in health about three months ago, and was kindly allowed by the Department of Education to suspend his duties until his strength became recruited. On the 3rd of March, he proceeded to Stratford, accompanied by Mrs. Mackenzie, hoping to resume his duties as Inspector of Schools in that neighbourhood. On the following day, he devoted two hours to the Grammar School in that town, and on returning to the hotel somewhat fatigued, he lay down upon his bed. Mrs. Mackenzie took the opportunity of calling upon a friend while he was thus resting himself, but on her return shortly afterward, he was found to be dead, lying in an unconstrained posture and with a peaceful and happy expression of countenance .

The Council of Public Instruction unanimously passed a resolution expressing its sincere regret at the demise of Mr. Mackenzie who had been Inspector of High Schools during the last five years, its high sense of the value of his services and of the impartiality, faithfulness, and efficiency with which he discharged his important duties as High-School Inspector

We close this memoir with the words of Dr. Ryerson, the venerable Superintendent of Education, in transmitting the minutes of the council to Mrs. Mackenzie: "The sudden removal of your lamented husband from the field of his duties and usefulness and from the bosom of his family, has produced a profound sensation and excited the deepest sympathy in the minds of the members of the Council of Public Instruction which unanimously and cordially adopted, the

 minutes of which I enclose you a copy herewith. On my part, I feel that I have sustained a serious loss in the bereavement which has fallen so heavily upon you. It afforded me pleasure, though almost a perfect stranger, to recommend the appointment of Mr. Mackenzie as Inspector of High Schools, and I have had increased pleasure in doing all in my power to consult his interests and wishes during the whole period of his continuance in office".

Thus ceased at once to work and live a devoted clergyman and a valued public officer.


April 18, 1873


SULLIVAN, RYAN. CARTY (London) - A few minutes before nine o'clock this morning, the boiler in E. W. Hyman's tannery, situated at the corner of King and Talbot streets, exploded with terrible force, killing Sullivan, the engineer in charge, and fatally injuring two others named Ryan and Carty. Ryan has an arm blown off and his face and body terribly mutilated. The tannery is a complete wreck. Portions of the boiler were thrown a great distance, and several narrow escapes from death are reported. The explosion was heard all over the city, and in a short time, thousands of people thronged to the scene of the accident. Sullivan was acting temporarily as engineer, the regular engineer being disabled. Loss on building, machinery, and stock probably $10,000.


April 19, 1873


O'BRIEN - Died on Friday, the 18th instant, of congestion of the brain, Minnie Mary, eldest daughter of James O'Brien, aged 10 years. The funeral will leave her father's residence, 54 Catharina street, at half past three o'clock, on Sunday afternoon. Friends will please accept this invitation.


April 21, 1873


HANSON - Died at Usborne, Ontario, on the 4th of March last, Mr. Edward Hanson, aged 40 years.


ROCK - Died on the 20th instant, Joseph Rock, son of Thomas Rock, John street south, aged 1 year and 11 months.


LEONARD - Died on the 18th instant, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis, London, Ontario, Frances, widow of the late Major Leonard, of Drummond Hill, Niagara Falls, aged 77.


STORRICKS - A lad named Storricks was killed in the Dundas Cotton Factory, on Saturday.

April 23, 1873


REYNOLDS - A young man, named William Reynolds, died on Saturday in the Township of Medonte from injuries received by a tree falling upon him.


ABENAHAM - A young man, named Solomon Abenaham, aged 22 years, son of a well-to-do farmer residing near the village of Hampton, committed suicide on Sunday by hanging himself.


AULD - In Saltfleet, on 22nd April, Jeanie, eldest daughter of Joseph Jardine, and relict of James uld, in her 35th year. Funeral on apr. 24.


KERR (Ottawa) - Mr. Kerr, one of the engineers in the parliament Buildings, died yesterday from injuries received from falling down the stone steps leading to the furnace room.


BETTS (St. Catharines) - Mr. Moses Betts, a former resident of Welland and also of this town, died in Detroit in his returning from California where he had been for the benefit of his health. His remains were escorted from the G.W.R. station to the Welland depot by the Masonic fraternity en route for Welland where they are to be interred.


April 25, 1373


ROSIE - Died at Beamsville, on April 24th, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Rosie, station master, Beamsville. The funeral will leave the G.W.R. station in this city at 9 a.m. to-morrow, 26th.


KING - Died in Toronto, on Friday morning, after a brief and painful illness, Martha Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. John S. King, aged 28 years, 4 months, and 25 days. Her remains will be conveyed from 66 Chesnut street, Toronto, on Saturday, at 11 o'clock, to the Great Western Depot, thence to this city, arriving shortly after 2 o’clock. The funeral will take place from the residence of her father, Mr. Calvin Young, Barton, on Monday at 2 o'clock, to the Presbyterian Church on the Stone Road. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


April 26, 1873


ROLLS - Dr. J. A. Rolls, chemist, of Chatham, died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon. He was an old and estimable resident.


HURLBURT - The Rev. Thomas Hurlburt, a well-known Wesleyan missionary among the Indians, died at Manitoulin Island, about a week ago.


CUTLER - Died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the 21st of April, Harriet Bancroft, relict of the late Rev. B. C. Cutler, M.D., rector of St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, in the 80th year of her age.

COOK - A sad accident occurred at Port Colborne this morning. A man, named William Cook, engaged in unloading a car of oats on the Grand Trunk, while crossing the track to pick up his shovel, stumbled and fell, and was run over and killed by a mixed train.


April 28, 1873


FILES - Died at Elizabeth, New Jersey, on the 17th April, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Files of this city, in the 81st year of her age.


KELLY - Died in this city, on Sunday the 27th instant, Robert Kelly, Esq., in the 78th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 77 Main street east, on Tuesday, 29th of April, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


April 29, 1873


FOULDS - Died in this city, on the 23th instant, Susan, the beloved wife of Mr. John Foulds, aged 61 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Parry Greer, 204 Hughson street north. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


May 1, 1873


HAMMOND - Died in this city, on the 30th April, Mr. William Hammond, aged 62 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 211 John street north, at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accent this intimation.


Another landmark has been taken away. Mr. William Hammond, an old resident of Hamilton died yesterday at the ripe age of 62 years. Mr. Hammond came to the city 41 years ago, and has resided here ever since. His remains will be buried at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon.


MOSES - The Caledonia "Sachem" says that on Monday last coroner Messenger was called upon to hold an inquest upon the body of an Indian girl, aged seven years, named Maria Moses, daughter of Cornelius Moses, 3rd concession, Township of Oneida. After a searching and careful investigation by the coroner and a most intelligent jury, a verdict was returned to the effect that the deceased Maria Moses came to her death from the effects of mercury administered to her during her illness. The case was a sad one, and the poor child must have suffered untold agony before her death.

LEBOEUF (Montreal) - Two boys, named LeBoeuf, of St. Ann's, aged 10 and 17 years, were drowned in the river last evening while boating.


May 2, 1873


O'REILLY (Quebec) - The inquest held on the body of Julia O'Reilly, who died on Wednesday, resulted in a verdict of death from natural causes.


May 3, 1873


HOODLESS - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Robert Hoodless, aged 40 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Park and Maiden Lane, on Tuesday next, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


May 5, 1873


LITTLE - Died in this city, on Saturday, the 3rd instant, Alfred Little, aged 54 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, King street west, on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, to the G.W.R. station from where the remains will be conveyed to Buffalo for interment. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


RICE - The London papers regret to be called upon to record the death of Mr. George Rice, manager of the Great Western Refreshment Rooms in that city, which occurred at his residence, Bathurst street, about six o'clock on Saturday morning. The circumstances attending Mr. Rice's demise are somewhat peculiar, and the authorities called for an inquest into them. The deceased for some time had been troubled with tumours on the eyelids and on Thursday went to Dr. Cadwell's at the Tecumseh House, an old acquaintance, to undergo the operation of removing them. He was very loath to suffer the pain attending the operation and strongly persuaded the doctor to use chloroform. He finally, and very reluctantly, he says, consented to do so. Mr. J. B. Schram was in the room at the time and witnessed the administration of the chloroform. When the patient had succumbed to its influence, the doctor removed one of the tumors, and then noticed that Mr. Rice was to all appearance, dead. He at once laid him on the floor, administered spirits of ammonia diluted with water, as he had done in cases before, and after a short time had the pleasure of seeing his efforts at resuscitation rewarded by a natural flow of the blood through the veins and a return of consciousness. His patient got up from the floor, but complained of a soreness in his throat. By the advice of the doctor, he lay down on a lounge and remained until nine o'clock in the evening. Dr. Morden saw him, we believe, and gave him some medicine to

 alleviate the soreness in the throat which he thought was caused by the ammonia. Shortly afterward, he was taken home, walking with the assistance of friends. During yesterday he seemed very ill with congestion of the lungs, and about six o'clock this morning, he breathed his last. Dr. Cadwell’s 's opinion is that some portion of the ammonia found its way into the bronchial tubes while his patient war lying on his back on the floor and caused the congestion. However, he believes that the unfortunate man when first laid on the floor was actually dead, and only the prompt and powerful means he used brought him to consciousness. The deceased was 64 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children. The remains will be taken to Detroit for interment.


HODGES, YOUNG (St. Catharines) - The funerals of Mr. Joseph Hodges, of St. Catharines, and Mr. Robert Young, were largely attended by the Orangemen of both places.


May 6, 1873


BULGER - Says the Belleville "Intelligencer": Mr. Richard Bulger, a Government Land Surveyor, who has been staying at the Anglo-American House, died very suddenly on Thursday night. It appears that deceased went to a concert last evening, returned to the hotel, and retired to his room where he was found next morning lying dead on his bed on which he had lain down without undressing. It was evident that before he retired he had wound up his watch which was still going at noon next day when our reporter viewed the body in company with Coroner Roy who had been summoned to hold an inquest on the remains. Deceased lay with both hands slightly raised, his collar unloosed, and on the pillow was a trickle of blood which had trickled from his nose. The general appearance of the corpse showed that apoplexy had been the cause of death. Mr. Bulger was apparently about 35 years of age, and we believe resided in Peterborough.


LEDUIC - A terrible accident occurred in Gloucester by which a woman named Leduic was burned to death through the explosion of a coal oil lamp.


May 7, 1873


BROWN - Died at Burlington Terrace, on the 7th instant, of inflammatory croup, Richard Juson, aged 12 years and 11 months, youngest son of Adam Brown, Esq. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon (Thursday) at half past three o'clock. Friends will kindly regard this notice as an invitation.

May 8, 1873


MCQUELAN (Parry Sound) - Information has been received of the drowning in Deer River of a man named McQuelan, who was working for the Magretawa Lumber Company. The deceased was from Glengarry, and was about 33 years of age. No particulars .


May 9, 1873


RIGGS - Died suddenly at his residence, North Chatham, Ontario, on the 8th instant, Alexander Riggs, Esq., late editor of the Chatham "Planet", in the 38th years of his age.


Our obituary column to-day contains the name of Mr. Alexander Riggs a well-known member of the Canadian Press, who died suddenly in Chatham, on Tuesday last, in the 38th year of his age. Mr. Riggs was a native of the County of Kent, Canada, and has been connected with Canadian Journalism for nearly twenty years. He was connected, at various times, with the Woodstock "Times", the "Volunteer Review", the Ottawa "Times", the London "Prototype", and until within a few weeks of his death, he was editing the Chatham "Planet" for the Proprietor. In company with the late George Spaight, he started and conducted the "United Service Gazette. Mr. Riggs was a fluent writer and had an extensive knowledge of Canadian politics. Among his brethren of the pen, he had a very large circle of attached friends who will hear of his death with deep feelings of regret.


May 10, 1873


BELL - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. R. Garwood, Sarah, relict of the late John Bell, of Cumberland, England, in the 84th year of her age. Her remains will leave her late residence, Hughson street south, on Tuesday, 14th instant, at 8:30 a.m. to be conveyed to the G.W.R station, thence to Toronto for interment. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


May 12, 1873


LACKEY (Mono Road) - A sad accident occurred on Saturday afternoon about five o'clock. A young man, named Robert Lackey, engaged as a sawyer in Robert Shield's mill, came to his death by falling on the saw which mutilated his body in a fearful manner. He lived only two hours afterward. He leaves a wife to mourn a sad loss.


CUNNINGHAM (Brantford) - The body of young Cunningham, who was drowned about a month ago in the Grand River, was recovered this morning.

May 14, 1873


MACADAM - Died on the 10th instant, at 'The Willows', Hamilton, Helen Eliza, the beloved wife of P. H. MacAdam, Esq. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

May 15, 1873


FOSTER (St. Catharines) - A fatal accident occurred between Port Robinson and Welland yesterday. A man named Daniel Foster, an employee of the Great Western Railway, was nearly cut in two by a construction train. He was standing on a flatcar, and when the train moved, he fell backward between the cars, the wheels passing over his thigh obliquely, mangling him fearfully. He expired at the City Hotel where he was conveyed, in a few minutes after. An inquest was held.


May 17, 1873


ZEALAND - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Emma Francis, wife of captain William Zealand, aged 40 years, 6 months, and 27 days. Funeral will take place on Monday next, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


SHEDDEN - Many citizens of Hamilton will learn with deep regret of the death of John Shedden, Esq., who was killed at Coboconk yesterday by being crushed between a railway car and the platform. Mr. Shedden was for many years a resident of Hamilton, a member of the firm of Hendrie and Shedden.


May 19, 1873


FAGAN - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, of disease of the heart, Robert Fagan, in the 42nd year of his age, formerly of Niagara. The funeral will leave his late residence, 28 Caroline street, on Tuesday at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DIXON - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, David F. Dixon, a native of Greenock, Scotland, aged 25 years. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. Thomas Marshall, corner of John and Hunter streets, to-morrow, at 11 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CORDINER - The Elora "Observer" regrets to learn that about noon on Thursday, as James and George Cordiner, sons of a farmer of that name residing near First's tavern, Guelph Road, were driving a team from the field towards the house, the horses ran away, throwing both out of the

 wagon. The first-named boy, aged about six, was killed, while the other, aged twelve, was seriously, but not fatally, injured, the wheel passing over his neck. Dr. Pentland was sent for, and reports the probable recovery of the elder brother, according to present symptoms.


May 20, 1873


CULLEY (St. Catharines) - The body of a man named James Culley, formerly of this place, was found floating in fake Erie, near Buffalo on Sunday morning. When discovered, the body was in an upright position with the head above water. The body was much decomposed, and apparently had been in the water for some time. The remains will be brought here for interment.


May 21, 1873


GARDNER - Died in this city, on Wednesday, May 21st, Maria Jane, wife of F. A. Gardner, aged 28.


SCOBIE - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, James Joseph, aged 28 years, eldest son of the late Alexander Scobie, Esq., and grandson of the late captain James Scobie of the 93rd Highlanders and latterly of the 6th Royal Veteran Battalion, Scotland. The funeral will leave his mother's residence, 26 Hunter street east, on Friday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


CARTIER (Ottawa) - The news of the death of Sir George Cartier fell like a thunderbolt upon the Commons as the last mail had announced his intention of sailing next week. The news was telegraphed to Sir John A. Macdonald by Sir John Ross, and was as follows: "Sir George had a relapse last Tuesday, and died peacefully this evening. His body will be sent by Quebec steamer of the 29th".

The premier announced the news to the house, and Mr. Langevin followed in French, but it was deemed, in the present state of business, not to adjourn, but to proceed with matters before the House. The Senate adjourned out of respect to the memory of Sir George.

Sir John announced that he would not press the election bill during the present session, and as they would probably get through to-day, he would move the adjournment till some day in August. He also proposed that the funeral of Sir George Cartier be a public funeral, and the country should defray the expenses connected therewith.


May 23, 1873


MARLING - Died in this city, at the residence of her brother, Mr. S. W. Townsend,

on the 22nd instant, Anne Freelove, wife of Mr. Peter R. Marling.


BURNS - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Mary Ada, third daughter of Mr. Mathew Burns, late of Waterdown, aged 15 years, 1 month, and 14 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence, No 9 Margaret street, on Sunday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, to be conveyed to Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


May 26, 1873


GOODWIN (Sterling) - Coroner Hamilton was yesterday called upon to hold an inquest on the body of James Goodwin from near Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario. It seems the unfortunate man had been indulging too freely in strong drink for two or three days past, and finally fell in with a man by the name of Napier Mabee who styles himself as M.D., and who assisted Goodwin in finishing up his spree. Goodwin, being restless and unable to sleep, the doctor went to a drugstore and purchased twenty grains of morphine, nearly two of which he gave to deceased, who not finding the relief he was in search of, got hold of the paper and took about six grains more, according to the doctor's own statement, making eight grains in all. The result was death in the course of one or two hours. The doctor who is in the habit of taking morphine and opium, asserts that he took the remainder, about twelve grains, himself. As it was too late to hold the inquest last evening, Coroner Hamilton postponed the investigation till this morning, when, after hearing the evidence in the matter, the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from an overdose of morphine, administered partly by Napier Mabee and partly by himself, and that Mabee was deemed guilty of Manslaughter. In the meantime, during the night, Mabee absconded to parts unknown.


May 27, 1873


JONES (Ottawa) - The funeral of Mr. Charles Jones of the Secretary of State Department, who was drowned last week, took place yesterday.


May 29, 1873


FARRELL - Died at Alvinston, on the 9th instant, Catherine Georgina, aged 5 years, and 10 months, eldest daughter of the late John T. Farrell, M.D., London, Ontario.


LOTTRIDGE - Died in Barton, on the 28th instant, Susan, wife of Thomas Lottridge, Esq., aged

 73 years. Funeral will take place at 10 o'clock, on Friday next. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


RICHARDSON - Mr. Ziba Richardson, who had charge of a section on the Canada Southern Railway, was thrown from a handcar on Saturday morning, and killed.


WHITE (Ottawa) - The eldest son of Major White, secretery of the Post Office Department, was drowned yesterday in the Rideau River by the upsetting of his canoe while fishing. He was 21 years of age, and gave much promise as a civil engineer.


May 31, 1873


DOEDY - A boy named James Doedy, while fishing from a wharf in St. John, N.B.. on Saturday evening, fell into the water and was drowned.


June 2, 1873


SKINNER - Died in this city, on the 31st ultimo, William Skinner, aged 73 years, father of Mr. J. Skinner, jeweller, York street.


SMITH - Died in Buffalo, on the 22nd of May, Eliza, the beloved wife of Asa Smith, and eldest daughter of Ananias Smith of The Fifty, aged 43.


SMITH - Died in Ancaster, on the 1st instant, Howard Russell, only son of J. H. Smith, County School Inspector, aged 2 years and 2 months.


LOCKMAN - On Saturday, we briefly announced that Mr. James Lockman, printer, died suddenly in Montreal that morning. Deceased, who was a brother to Mr. C. Lockman of the firm of Messrs. Wilson, Lockman, and Company, was born in this city on the 10th of July, 1834, and in 1849 was apprenticed to Mr. Brega as a printer with whom he worked for six years; then he went to Minnesota and remained there for a short time, when he returned to Canada and worked on the Brantford "Courier". He subsequently went to Rochester, but did not remain there for any length of time. He returned to Hamilton and was engaged in the "Banner" and "Times" office. He left that establishment and worked in the "Spectator" office until two years ago, when he returned to Montreal where he was employed In the "Gazette" office as foreman of the job department. Deceased was an excellent workman, of good and liberal disposition, possessed of many friends, and few, if any, enemies. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss.

HOWE (Ottawa) - The sudden death of the Hon. Joseph Howe, only four weeks ago appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, has caused universal sorrow in our midst. The eloquent old man had but a short career to wear his honours, but his memory will long remain amongst all who knew him.


June 3, 1873


ROMBAUGH - At 11 o'clock this morning, Dr. White, coroner, held an inquest at Emile Fritche's hotel, York street, upon the body of James Rombaugh, aged 32 years, employed at Ald. McCarthy's lumber yard, who died suddenly last evening. It appeared from the evidence that deceased went home to his supper shortly after leaving work, and after partaking of a hearty meal, went to the front door of his dwelling house on Merrick street, and sat down on the steps, and expired. From the evidence of Dr. Bullen, it appears that the deceased came to his death from disease of the heart, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.


RAY (Iroquois) - The jury empanelled by the coroner to enquire into the cause of the death of the poor man, Ray, who was burned by some fiend, or fiends, pouring coal oil over him and then setting fire to him, met at Matilda on the 2nd instant, and after a lengthy investigation of the matter, gave as their verdict "That the injuries received by the burning of his person hastened his death, and recommend the committal for trial of persons supposed to have perpetrated, or assisted in perpetrating, the act."


June 5, 1873


MCNEAL (Beachburg) - An accident of a very serious nature happened near here yesterday, which resulted in the accidental death of a child, aged ten years, son of Mr. W. J. McNeal. The particulars are briefly these. One of his playmates has been in the habit of taking a gun to school, hiding it in the bush during school hours. When school was dismissed yesterday, he attempted to shoot something in the lake. The gun would not go off, and while priming it, it was accidentally discharged with the whole charge of buckshot entering his victim's breast. A number of grains entered in the vicinity of the heart. The little fellow died instantly.


June 6, 1873


BANCROFT - Died at Hamilton, on the 6th June, at the residence of her son, James Bancroft, Mary Ann, relict of the late Charles Bancroft, Esq., of Montreal, aged 76 years. The remains will be removed to Montreal for interment.

June 7, 1873


ARMSTRONG - Died on the 17th of May, 1873, in the Township of Nelson, Mr. William Armstrong, a native of Buecastle, England, aged 70 years and 5 days.


June 10, 1873


ROBITAILLE (Ottawa) - The Hon. Dr. Robitaille, Receiver General, yesterday received the news of his father's death and that his mother was struck down with paralysis. This occurrence of double domestic affliction at the very moment of his superintending the funeral arrangements for the late Sir George Cartier heightens the sadness of the duty he has to perform.


June 11, 1873


CARTIER (London, England) - The requiem mess over the remains of the late Sir George F; Cartier was celebrated yesterday morning at nine o'clock in the French Chapel, 21 King street, Portman Square, the officiating priest being the Rev. Vicar Joursell. The congregation included a large number of Canadian ladies and gentlemen who were all attired in deep mourning. Many friends of the deceased residing in England were present. The coffin occupied the centre of the chapel, which was draped in black, covered by a handsome credo-mort cloth, and surmounted by the court hat and sword of the deceased.

Among those present were: Sir Henry Howland; General McDougall; Sir Hugh Allan; Major Walker; Sir J. Rose; Joseph Nelson; F. Gauthier, ex-French consul, Quebec; Sir Peter Tait; Colonel Sir George F. Denison, Emigration Commissioner; Mr. Dixon, Dominion Emigration Agent; Mr. McAdams, Quebec; S. M. Grant; J. Ross Robertson, London office, Toronto 'Globe'; Richard Potter, Robert Gillespie, John Priestman, Toronto; Lord Lisgar; H. Burkholder, Hamilton, Ontario; T. C. Livingstone, Hamilton; D. Bryner, Ottawa; Captain Henderson, 60th Rifles; John Cameron, London, Ontario 'Advertiser'; Hector S. Robertson, Toronto; Major Hope, ex-Town Major, Quebec; Henry Poole, Nova Scotia; and ,Mr. Cunard.

Among the ladies present were: Lady Rom; Mrs. Appleby, daughter of the late prime minister of Ontario, Hon. J. S. Macdonald; Miss Macdonald; Mrs. Gauthier; Mrs. Joseph Nelson; Mrs. John Ross, widow of John Ross, late resident of Council, Canada; Mrs. Cavillier; and Mrs. J. Ross Robertson.

The body will be sent to Liverpool to-day, and to Canada ay the Allan steamer "Prussian", on Thursday.

CARRUTHERS (Barrie) - The execution of James Carruthers who murdered his wife last December took place here this morning. Previous to the murder, Carruthers was much respected by his neighbours and was in very good circumstances. Occasional quarrels took place at home between him and his wife, and on the 4th of December, he entered his house about 10 o'clock somewhat intoxicated. His wife was setting bread at the time, and he made the remark that she need not mind, that she would not live to bake it, whereupon he left the house and returning a few minutes after with a piece of wood, he deliberately struck her three or four times on the head, causing death next morning, Carruthers was arrested and lodged in jail to await his trial at the Barrie assizes when he was found guilty of wilful murder, and sentenced to hang to-day. The doomed man was very calm during the execution. He made no speech on the scaffold, and died without uttering a word.


June 12, 1873


BANCROFT (Montreal) - Mrs. Bancroft, relict of the late Charles Bancroft, partner of the great firm of Horatio Gates and Company, died aged 74 years, on Friday last, 6th June, at the residence of her son, James Bancroft, Manager of the Merchants Bank, Hamilton, Ontario. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her son, the Rev. Canon Bancroft, No 26 Berri street, to Trinity Church, on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Bancroft was one of the noble ladies who have contributed much to the social and moral improvement of this city and country by charitable and benevolent efforts and enterprises. She was for many years connected with Dr. Mathieson's church, and took a warm interest in its Sabbath school and other efforts. She also united with ladies of other denominations to establish and support various worthy charities.


OVERFIELD - Died in Dundas, on the 11th instant, Sarah, relict of the late Manuel Overfield, Esq., in the 83rd year of her age. Funeral on Friday, 13th instant, at 3 o'clock, from her late residence. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RYCKMAN - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mary Peremila Bradley, only child of S. S. and Sarah Ryckman, aged 16 months. The funeral will leave 34 Maiden Lane east, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FIELD - At an early hour this morning, the people of Hamilton were startled with the report that a fearful murder, or rather two, if not three of them, had been committed almost in the very heart of the city. The first story which got abroad was that a man in a fit of drunken rage had hewn

 down his wife with an axe and then cut the throats of three of his sleeping children. Other stories equally horrible succeeded until it became a difficult matter to get anything like an intelligible idea of the true state of affairs out of the tangled mass of rumours that floated through the atmosphere. About every second man you met had a different tale to tell, and even police officials themselves, except at headquarters, seemed as diverse in the accounts they gave of the affair to the public. One thing, however, all agreed upon, that a red-handed murderer had been in the midst of the community and slain his victims. A visit to the scene of the tragedy and several interviews with parties likely to be better informed, among the number one of the intended victims, enable us to-day to lay before our readers the main particulars.

Thomas Field, the man who now occupies a felon's cell for the dark crime of murdering two small children this morning, is a native of Truro, in Cornwall, England, where he has four children by a former wife, pretty well grown up. He is about 45 years of age and has been married to his present wife, who was a widow with two children, about two or three years. He came to this country and city about two years ago, doubtless with the intention of improving his condition in life.

When he came here, he obtained employment in the service of the Great Western Railway as wiper, his duty as such being to clean locomotives as they came in from their trips. At this work, he earned from thirty-five to forty dollars per month. When he first came to this city, he rented a house on Kelly street where he lived with his family up to about fourteen months ago He appears to have been addicted to drink, and abused his family and made so much disturbance that the neighbours frequently had to complain to him. About fourteen months ago, he removed to a house belonging to one Malloy in rear of the house, 256 James street north, where he resided up to this morning.

Mrs. Field, represented by her neighbours as being a very industrious woman of steady habits, who has been compelled by the dissolute habits of her husband to take in sewing, washing, of whatever else she could get to do to obtain means of support for herself and her children. She is apparently about the same age as her husband. She was a widow when married to Field and had two children by the first marriage, the eldest of whom is in England, and the other, a girl of four years of age, is one of the victims of this morning. By the present marriage, there is one child, a fine boy of fourteen months, who shared the fate of his half-sister at the hands of the inhuman father.

As intimated above, the man Field was a very hard drinker. In fact he seems to have squandered a very large portion of his earnings for drink, seldom devoting any of them to the support of his family, and certainly not as much as was necessary, or as his circumstances would admit.

Besides neglecting to support his family, he appears to have abused them badly, and on more than one occasion neighbours have been obliged to interfere to protect them from his outrages. He has several times been before the Police Court for his drunken misconduct, and is said to have on more than one occasion to kill his wife. Only a couple of months ago, it is stated, he went to bed drunk with a knife under his pillow for that purpose. Early in April, he was brought before the Police Court on a charge of drunkenness, and in default of payment of the fine was sent to jail. Some philanthropically inclined person paid his fine for him, got him out of jail, and made the effort to reform him. In this they succeeded so far as to get him to sign the temperance pledge. He went to work, and for a month, he kept himself sober and steady. Last Saturday he drew his monthly pay of which he gave his wife ten dollars, the only money he had given her for three months except fifty cents. On Saturday evening, he fell into the snares of the tempter, forgot his pledge and drank. This aroused his appetite and he "Drank, drank, drank

From dewy eve till midnight hour

And drank, drank, drank

Beneath the demon's power

Whose sad and dreary reign

Is in palace, so dim and low

Drank, drank, drank

Till the head began to reel.

In fact it seems he has scarcely done anything else but drink since. Last evening he had some warm words with his wife. It appears he took home some clothes that she had washed for a customer. The pay for the washing was refused him, and he went home to his wife and demanded some money from her. Fearing that he intended to use it for the purpose of procuring drink, she refused to give him any, whereupon a dispute ensued, and she finally gave him what he wanted, and it was found upon his person this morning. It is related also that yesterday evening, while his wife was engaged in cleaning a stove, he remarked to her that she need not mind it as she would not live to enjoy it. Whether any notice of this remark was taken at the time does not appear.

About 10 o'clock last night, he undressed himself and went to bed. After he got into bed, he took his pipe, lighted it and had a smoke. He then fell asleep. During the night, says his wife, he spoke in his sleep two or three times. Early this morning, he arose, threw open the window, and called to a neighbour, "What time is it, boss?" The answer was, twenty minutes to six. At this time, his wife was sleeping with her face to the wall. The sound of his voice awoke her and she started to rise. As she did so, her husband struck her on the head violently with a lath hatchet. She :managed to get out of bed when she seized her husband and endeavoured to take the murderous weapon out of his hand.

She ultimately succeeded. She then ran downstairs, out into the yard, and around to the front door of the house in the front of the lot to arouse the inmates. When she had got them up and told her story to them, some of them went into the yard and saw the man standing in his own doorway quietly smoking his pipe. Thinking no more harm than the assault on the woman had been done, they did not molest him. In a short time the man walked away to the street, down which he turned. As he was going, he met and passed a policeman who had been sent for, who on learning that he had assaulted his wife, turned and followed him and took him into custody. As the policeman was questioning him, he put his hand into his pocket and pulled out a knife which was immediately taken from him. The constable at once noticed blood on the knife and inquired what he had been doing and where his children were. To the latter question came the startling answer, "I suppose that they are dead by this time". This at once aroused the suspicion of the constable that in addition to assaulting his wife, the man had actually murdered the children. And so it proved, for in answer to the constable's further questions, he confessed that he had done so. Conveying the prisoner as speedily as possible to the cells, the constable returned to the house, where on entering the bedroom upstairs and turning back the clothes, he found the two children, the elder a girl four years old, and the other a boy of 14 months, lying dead in pools of their own blood, with their throats cut.

The authorities were at once summoned, and the bodies of the murdered innocents taken to No 2 Police Station where they now are. In the meantime the unfortunate woman whose head was badly cut and who could scarcely realize the full extent of the tragedy, was by the kind forethought of Mrs. Charlton and some other ladies who went to make inquiries about the horrid affair, sent to the hospital in a cab to have her head dressed.

Coroner Woolverton was promptly notified of the occurrence and at once issued his warrant for a coroner's inquest which is now in progress, and at which doubtless the main facts of the case will be elicited.


June 13, 1873


ATKINSON - Died in Ancaster Township, after a lingering illness, on the 12th instant, Samuel H. Atkinson, Esq., in the 58th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Monday next, the 16th instant, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FIELD - (The newspaper has two and a half columns giving the testimony at the inquest.) The jury rendered a verdict as follows. We, the jurymen sworn to enquire into the cause of death of Kate and William Field, do upon their oath say that they were killed by their father,

Thomas Field, by having their throats cut, on the morning of the 12th of June, 1873, and find a verdict of wilful and deliberate murder against Thomas Field.


CARTIER - The Cartier funeral is now going on. It is allowed on all hands to be the most imposing demonstration of that kind which ever took place in Canada. As early as 7 o'clock, people began assembling in the Champ de Mars near the Court house where the body lay. By 8 o'clock, that large space and the surrounding streets were packed, At half past 8, the funeral car came up in front of the colonnade of the Court House on Notre Dame street. The car is a magnificent structure, twenty-two and a half feet high, eighteen feet long, and ten and a half feet wide, composed of three parts, first a raised platform draped in black cloth and velvet and trimmed with silver. The valances and the cloth covering the wheels are plain black. The second part of the car is an open space with columns at each end. In this rested the coffin. Above was a dome flanked with tufted black crosses and on the peak towered a splendid silver cross. The car was drawn by eight coal-black horses, housed in black, and a liveried groom at each bridle.

About 9 o'clock, the coffin was taken down the long stone stairs of the Court House and borne to the hearse. It was then passed under and hoisted immediately to its station on the upper platform. At that height it was on a level with the second-storey of the house windows.

It took nearly an hour to get the immense procession in line according to the programme, but this was finally done in the following order Military Band; one company infantry: District Deputy Adjutant-General; Adjutant-Gerera1 and staff; Band; Literary Societies, Mechanics' Workingmen Societies and public bodies; Civil Service of Canada; the Mayors and Corporations of different cities and their officers; Montreal Corporation and officers, Council and members of the Corn Exchange, National Societies; and the St. John Baptiste Society, of which the deceased baronet was a member; the body; the family members; members of Privy Council of Canada who are members of the Cabinet; chief mourners; members of the Privy Council who are not members of cabinet; the representatives of the Lieutenant-Governors of the Provinces; the Executive Councils of the Provinces of Canada; the Speaker and members of the House of Commons; Speakers and members of the Legislatures of the several provinces; the Judiciary; Foreign Consuls; the legal profession; professors and pupils of the university and colleges; friends and citizens. The ministry was fully represented with the exception of Mr. O'Connor. Sir John Macdonald walked with Mr. Alexander Campbell. The Senate was preceded by the Gold Mace. The President Mr. Chauveau and the clerks were in robes. The House of Commons was largely represented.

There were deputations from thirty different towns, cities, and counties in Quebec and Ontario. The Governor-General was represented by his military secretary, Colonel Fletcher. The military also made a large display, four military bands being stationed at regular intervals in the procession. Before the service, the march was through the principal streets of the city which was profusely decorated, most of the houses bearing some insignia of mourning. The procession took an hour and a quarter to pass the corner of St. Lawrence, Main, and Craig streets. It was half past eleven when it reached the Church of Notre Dame. The decorations of that superb edifice were in the finest taste. The altar was draped in black and silver trimmings. Four columns springing therefrom were turned in black and white. The windows were veiled in purple curtains. The catafalque in the centre of the church was monumental gothic structure, three storeys high and all ablaze with ephyra. It bore many suitable devices and mottoes and the arms of all the provinces of the Dominion, including Prince Edward. The Mass was sung by Mr. Fabre, brother-in-law of the deceased baronet. The music was performed by two choirs, one in the organ loft numbering 300 voices and another in the aisles of the sanctuary numbering 100. The effect was very fine. All the imposing ceremonies of the R. C. church were performed in most solemn manner.

The service is still going on, after which the procession will resume its march and proceed to the cemetery. The whole ceremony will not be concluded before 3 o'clock.


AIKMAN - In Ancaster Township, on June 12, Samuel H. Aikman, in his 58th year. Funeral on June 16.


June 16, 1873


PORTEOUS - Died on Monday, 16th June, Jane, the beloved wife of John Porteous, aged 63 years. The funeral will take place from the family residence, 110 Market street, on Wednesday next, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCGERIGAN (Ottawa) - The body of a man named Arthur McGerigan was found in the river on Saturday. He was a carpenter, and had been missing for two weeks. The numerous cases of drowning here of late, accidents, and disorderly conduct will soon cause Ottawa to vie with Chicago and other places of a like stamp for notoriety.


June 17, 1873


BEASLEY - Died on June 16th, Agnes Beasley, youngest daughter of the late R. G. Beasley, Esq., in the 22nd year of her age. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., from the residence of Mrs. Henry Beasley, 26 Queen street.

June 18, 1873


BEASLEY - Last evening, Dr. Rosebrugh, held an inquest on the body of Miss Agnes Beasley who died under peculiar circumstances on Monday last. The deceased was a young lady of very prepossessing appearance, of amiable disposition, and between 20 and 22 years of age. She resided with her aunt on Queen street, her parents being dead several years. It appeared in evidence that on the 7th last, she procured some corrosive sublimate and voluntarily swallowed it. Shortly after, she was taken violently sick, and Dr. Ridley sent for, and did everything for her that medical skill could accomplish. She got partly relieved and kept alive until between four and five o'clock on Monday last, the 16th, when she expired. She told the doctor that she took the poison and gave as her reason that she had no desire to live any longer. Other witnesses were examined who conversed with her during the time she was prostrate, to whom she told the same thing. Her aunt testified that she told her that she was tired of living since the trustees of her father's estate refused to give her possession of the estate left to her. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased came to her death by swallowing corrosive sublimate acid, administered by her own hands.


BROWN (Mount Forest) - A labouring man, named Michael Brown, met with an accident yesterday which proved fatal in a few hours after the occurrence. He was engaged in digging, and laying pipes in a drain, several, feet in depth in rear of McMullin's store when the bank caved in and completely buried him. His wife and one of his sons were present at the time and immediately gave the alarm. Assistance was at once procured, and he was soon extricated. Medical aid was in attendance, but of no avail. The unfortunate man was relieved from his suffering about 9 o'clock last night. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his loss.


June 19, 1873


STUART - Died at Victoria avenue, on the 19th instant, George Murison, infant son of Mr. James Stuart, aged 2 months and 19 days. Funeral from the residence of Mr. A. Stuart, Victoria avenue, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock.


WORKMAN (Sarnia) - The unfortunate woman, Mrs. Workman, who it may be remembered was tried in connection with the negro, Samuel Butler, with causing the death of her husband in Mooretown last winter, at the last assizes and convicted, the negro escaping for want of evidence to convict him. The murderer suffered the last dread penalty of the law here this morning. A large portion of the community looked upon the death of Workman as more the result of a drunken quarrel than a premeditated murder. A good deal of sympathy was excited for the

 culprit, and strenuous efforts were made to have the death penalty commuted. A petition was numerously signed and forwarded to Ottawa, and at the last session of the County Council, Messrs. Robert Rae, reeve of Rosanquet, and John A. Mackenzie, reeve of Sarnia, were appointed to present a petition from the County Council at Ottawa to the same effect. The executive, however, failed to perceive such mitigating circumstances in her case as might give reason for the exercise of clemency, and on Tuesday a dispatch was received from Ottawa to that effect.

Preparations had, in the meantime, been made for the execution, the second ever held in the County, and the arrangements were completed yesterday by the arrival of the executioner.

The unfortunate woman had been attended by the Rev. Mr. Thompson and other clergymen, and appeared resigned to her doom. The scaffold was erected within the jail yard in such a position as to be screened from the view of outsiders.

At 8 o'clock this morning, Sheriff Stintoff, Jr., accompanied by the Governor of the jail, Mr. Samuel Allen, and the executioner, entered the unhappy woman's cell where the clergymen had been in conversation with her for some time previously. The executioner then bound her arms, and the procession proceeded to the scaffold, Mrs. Workman reading passages of scriptures on the way. The executioner adjusted the black cap over her face, and the fatal noose about her neck, a short prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Thompson, and at 8:10 the bolt was drawn, and the wretched woman launched into eternity, she died without a struggle or even a groan. She was allowed to hang an hour, after which she was cut down and examined by the jail surgeon who pronounced life to be extinct.


LOWE (Cobourg) - An inquest was held last night at the G.T.R. station by Coroner Wing on the body of John Lowe, a brakesman engaged on the G.T.R. It appears that as a special train was entering the station, deceased was standing on a log, and fell down between the cars and was crushed to death. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, attaching no blame to any of the G.T.R. employees. Lowe was an Englishman and only a few weeks from the Old Country.


CONNORS (Cobourg) - Another inquest was held at the same time by the same coroner and jury over the body of Thomas Connors who died suddenly yesterday morning. Connors has been a habitual drinker, and drank a pint of whiskey yesterday morning in less than half an hour. The jury returned a verdict that death was caused by the frequent use of intoxicating liquors.

June 20, 1873


DEYELL - Last May, a very mysterious death took place at a place called Welcome, near Millbrook, north of Port Hope. The "Times" of the latter says in reference to the mystery: We have not yet heard of any effort being made to solve the mystery connected with the death of Mrs. Deyell of Millbrook, found dead at Welcome, on the 20th of May last. The coroner, Maxwell, has taken a great interest in this matter and the jury by the verdict rendered expressed their conviction that the woman was murdered.

Nothing has since been done to bring the guilty party to justice. This is not at all creditable to us in a community and looks as though we are indifferent whether the perpetrator the murder is discovered or not. We would respectfully urge the Council of the Township of Hope to take this matter up at the next meeting, and offer a reward for the apprehension of the guilty parties. In the hands of a skillful detective, the case might be worked up so as to bring a definite conclusion whether the woman died from natural causes or was brutally murdered as the coroner's jury say she was. For the sake of the reputation of the township we think something should be done at once by the Council to endeavour to clear up this matter.


June 21, 1873


O'CONNOR - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Elizabeth Mary, the beloved wife of Maurice O'Connor. The funeral will take place from her husband's residence, 19 Bay street north, to-morrow (Sunday) at 5 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SIMPSON - Died at the residence of W. Higginbottom, Esq., Toronto, of erysipelas, Captain Joseph Simpson, of the Royal Mail Line, aged 38 years. The funeral will leave the residence of his brother-in-law, James F. Egan, Si Park street, on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


We regret to learn of the death of Captain Joseph Simpson of the steamer "Passport" which took place at an early hour this morning. Capt. Simpson has been for a long time connected with the mail line of steamers, first as purser, and subsequently as captain. He left here in command of his vessel on Wednesday morning, but appears to have stayed over at Toronto. The deceased was a great favourite with travellers and will be much missed by the Company in whose service he was an efficient officer.

June 23, 1873


SHAW - Mr. Francis Shaw, postmaster of Pakenham, was accidentally drowned on Saturday.


June 24, 1873


FREEMAN - Yesterday evening, a young man named Freeman, employed as a switchman on the Great Western, Toronto branch at Wellington Square, met with an accident which resulted in his death this morning. It appears that deceased was engaged in shunting, and having got on the locomotive for a short distance, he jumped off and fell on the track, his left leg getting under the wheels of the engine. He was immediately taken up and brought to the city and had an amputation performed. The young man gradually sank until five this morning when he died.


MCDONALD (Ottawa) - A young man named Edward McDonald was killed on the Canada Central Railway, near Stillsville, by jumping on the cars when in motion. Missing his footing, he fell, and the train went over one of his legs, crushing it so badly that death ensued.


June 26, 1873


KENNEDY - The Rev. Father Kennedy, chaplain of the reformatory at Penetanguishene, and Parish Priest, was drowned yesterday.


June 28, 1873


MILLER - Died at Brant House, Wellington Square, on Friday, the 27th instant, at the advanced age of 87 years, Colin Miller, Esq., formerly a resident of Kingston. The funeral will leave his late residence on Sunday next, at 3 o'clock p.m., for St. Luke's Church.


GREENE - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, of congestion of the brain, Susan Louise, daughter of Harry and Joann Greene, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days. Funeral will leave her father's residence, No 204 Hughson street, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HANNON - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, William B. Hannon, aged 31 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of John and King William streets, on Monday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


DAKENS (Dundas) - Yesterday forenoon, two children named Dakens, who with a number of

 others were playing about a sand-pit quite near their dwelling, were buried by the falling of a quantity of the sand. One, a boy about three years old was got out alive, and through the skillful exertions of Dr. McMahon will recover, but the other, a child about twenty months old was found to be quite dead. The accident is doubly distressing as the poor woman, the mother of the children, only a few weeks since lost her husband.


HOAG (St. Catharines) - A saloon keeper, named D. A. Hoag, was found dead in his bed this morning. He slept over the place of business which was not opened yesterday, and none of his friends knowing how to account for his absence, decided this morning to make an examination of his premises when the body was found as above stated. He had retired on Thursday evening all right apparently, and evidently died during the night from heart disease.


June 30, 1873


DICKENS (Welland) - A mason, named Dickens, working in this place, committed suicide this morning by jumping into the canal. The cause is unknown.


July 2, 1873


WHITE - Died on Tuesday, the 1st instant, at the residence of his son, Mr. T. W. White, 108 Main street west, Mr. Thomas White, in the 84th year of his age. The funeral will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Friends will please accept this notice.


July 5, 1873


DEACON - The Dundas "Banner" says: On Friday afternoon last an accident took place on the north side of town which resulted in the death of a little boy named Robert Deacon, youngest son of Mrs. Deacon whose husband died only a few weeks ago. It appears from the evidence taken at the inquest held by Coroner McMahon that Arthur Deacon, a lad ten years old, was sent out in charge of his sister, five years of age, and the deceased two and a half years old, and that the children, in company with another little boy, went to a sand pit on the face of the hill, where they were playing when the pit fell upon them, burying the two youngest children of the widow Deacon. The boy, Arthur, at once ran to his mother, and she with Mr. Edward hastened to the spot which Mr. Cronin had, however, meanwhile reached, he having been at work at a pit farther up the hill. Cronin. and Edwards dug down until the little girl and boy were taken out, both apparently dead. The witnesses testified that three or four loads of sand must have fallen at the time the children were buried, and Mr. Cronin, who does not take sand from the pit in question,

 stated that when he passed the pit, he thought it was not safe for men to work in it. The children were at once carried home, and by the skillful treatment of Dr. McMahon the little girl was restored to life, but the little boy was too far gone for recovery. The evidence went further to show that the pit where the accident occurred was used by the public generally, and after a careful investigation, the jury brought in the following verdict: That the said Robert Deacon came to his death by the falling of the sand bank which was left in a very dangerous condition, and further that the jury consider that the parties interested in the property or working at the said sand-pit for the purpose of obtaining sand ought to have seen that the banks were not left in a state liable to kill any person or persons while passing on the road of working in or about said bank or banks.


July 7, 1873


HOLDEN - Died this morning, at York street, Elizabeth Alma, in the 18th year of her age, eldest surviving daughter of John R. Holden, Esq. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 4 p.m., from Mr. Holder's residence, York street.


July 10, 1873


MACKAY - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Donald, infant son of R. C. Mackay, of New York, formerly of this city. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. George Mackay, corner of Hughson and Cannon streets, to-morrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MCLARDY (Ottawa) - The body of the late Mr. McLardy, which was found below Grenville, was interred in the country church yard of Cushing, it being deemed undesirable to bring his remains to Ottawa, decomposition having set in. The uncharitable idea is set forth by the "Free Press" that he committed suicide. The "Times" this morning pronounces the remarks made by the "Free Press" as brutal.


July 11, 1873


LEWIS - A fatal case of Canada cholera occurred here (Ottawa) yesterday, the victim being Dr. Lewis, a brother of the Bishop of Ontario.


July 14, 1873


HOPWOOD (Lindsay) - This morning about 8 o'clock, a most cold-blooded murder was

 perpetrated in this town. It appeared at the inquest, held before Dr. Fedler, Coroner, that the deceased Sarah Alice Hopwood and a man named David Nesbit had been keeping company until lately, when her friends heard he was a married man, and warned her against him. He persisted in his attentions, saying he was married to the deceased and also that if he could not get her, a life would be lost. The threat was made last week. This morning he met her on the way to the station and wanted her to walk with him. She refused, and returned to the house of her brother, Mr. Hopwood, bookkeeper for Messrs. Medler and Saddler. He followed and after some angry words, shot her twice about the heart. The news spread rapidly and after an hour's search, he was found in the Lindsay Hotel in bed. Drs. Herriman and Kempt held a post mortem. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to her death by pistol bullet wounds from the hands of David Nesbit. The deceased was a very healthy person and was about 35 years of age. The prisoner is about the same age, and a carpenter by trade.

Another Account

At about 8 o'clock this morning, David Nesbit, a carpenter of this place, entered the house of Mr. Hopwood to see a young lady that was there. He asked her to go to Peterborough with him, and she refused, saying "You had better go and take care of your poor wife and child". With this, he drew a revolver and shot her in the breast. She screamed and ran towards the door, when Nesbit shot again, and the ball went through the heart. She fell across the doorstep. The servant, hearing the shots, came in to see what was the matter and found him with his arms around her, crying. She ran out to give the alarm and brought three or four men into the house. Nesbit had fled. The chief constable was apprised of the matter and was soon on the alert.

On his search, he entered the Lindsay Hotel and found the prisoner was in bed in the third storey. He quickly ascended and opened the door of the room. The prisoner made no resistance, and the handcuffs were quickly clasped. He was conveyed to a place of security. The greatest excitement prevails. The prisoner had a narrow escape from being lynched. An inquest was held and the jury returned a verdict of murder,


WILSON - Died on Saturday evening last, at his residence, 182 Jarvis street, Toronto, after a short illness, Thomas Wilson, late of the firm of Frank Smith and Co. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 8 o'clock.


July 15, 1873


HENDRIE - Died at Bold street, on the 15th instant, Margaret Walker, wife of William Hendrie, aged 37 years. Funeral on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

HOPWOOD - ( a column and a half, giving the testimony verbatim of the inquest on the body of Sarah Alice Hopwood. See July 14.)


MAY (Ottawa) - Mr. M. J. May of the Department of Agriculture will be buried to-day with Masonic Honours, and having been formerly a captain in the Rifle Volunteers, the militia will also turn out. His death at the early age of 31 years is universally regretted. Having been for many years chief clerk in Mr. Desbarat's establishment while he was chief printer, he was well known.


July 16, 1873


MARTIN - Died on the 16th instant, Marion Martin, widow of the late John Martin, in the 40th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence on the Beach, at 2 o'clock, on Friday afternoon, to proceed to Hamilton by way of the Delta on King street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


July 17, 1873


HOUSTON - Yesterday morning, a man named Houston was found lying on the road near the Valley Inn. Constable Sutherland of this city, being informed of the fact, notified Dr. White, coroner, and asked him to proceed to the place. When the doctor arrived, he had been preceded by Dr. Skinner coroner, who lives in the township and had issued his warrant for holding an inquest at Burns's Royal Hotel, Waterdown. Several witnesses were examined as to the finding and identification of the body. Dr. White was asked to make a post mortem examination, and after giving the evidence which showed that deceased had died from extensive disease of the heart and liver, doubtless brought about through excessive intemperance, the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death through natural causes.


BODDY - Died in Rochester, N.Y., on the 17th instant, Harriet, wife of Mr. H. Boddy, and second daughter of the late Mr. H. Snelgrove of this city, in the 33rd year of her age.


July 18, 1873


BROWN - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Elizabeth McLean, wife of Mr. James B. Brown, in the 23rd year of her age. The funeral will leave her husband's residence, 89 Hughson street north, to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

SMILEY - Last evening about six o'clock, a young boy named Robert Smiley, 14 years of age, son of the late Hugh Smiley, was accidentally drowned while bathing near Brown's wharf across the Bay. It appears that the deceased was on a visit to his uncle near Oakland’s and that last evening he went to bathe in company with his cousin and another boy, One of the Royal line of steamers was alongside the wharf wooding, and some of the sailors also were bathing. The deceased was seen walking along in shallow water and was not missed until those that were bathing had gone ashore and found his clothes there. Alongside the wharf, a deep channel has been dredged for the accommodation of the boats and schooners, and it is supposed that deceased must have walked into this deep water and got beyond his depth, as his body was found there this morning. Dr. Skinner, coroner, held an inquest upon the body, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts. The body was brought to the city to-day and taken to his mother's residence, West avenue.


July 19, 1873


MURPHY (Guelph) - A very sad case of drowning occurred to a young lad at Southampton on Thursday last. Young James Murphy, whose mother (Mrs. Waite) resides in town had been spending his holidays at Southampton, and while bathing in company with some other juveniles, fell off a log into the river and was drowned. Efforts were made to save him, but without avail, although the body was subsequently recovered and brought to Guelph by the noon train to-day. The little fellow was a handsome and intelligent boy, and his loss will be a great blow to his mother.


BURLEY - A telegram from Newcastle, dated the 18th, states that this afternoon about 4 o'clock, while the Bowmanville baseball club were playing a friendly game with the Beavers of this place, a fearful thunder and rain storm arose, obliging both players and spectators to run into the nearest place of shelter which happened to be the drill shed. Some two hundred had taken shelter therein, when in about five minutes afterward, the lightning struck the flagstaff, spitting it into shreds and scattering it in all directions. The fluid, running down the staff, passed into the shed which seemed for a time to be filled with small balls of fire. In its descent it instantly killed one man, Mr. William Hurley, from the 10th concession, giving some half dozen others very severe shocks. On examining the shed afterwards, the entrance and exit of the fluid could be plainly traced, and the wonder is that fifty did not lose their lives instead of the one who was sitting in the centre of a large group,, Mr. Burley leaves a wife and one child to deplore his loss.

July 21, 1873


COX (Guelph) - On Friday afternoon, between five and six o'clock, a man named Stephen Cox, aged about 60, who lives near Cargill's saw mills, Nassagaweya, was found dead in his wagon on the York road, near the Rifle Range tavern. It appears that on Friday morning, he started to drive to town, came here, and transacted some business. He had been drinking before he arrived, and it is believed that he had more liquor afterward. He started on his homeward journey on the work road between four and five o'clock, having another man in the wagon with him whose name is Bennett. When they reached the Rifle Range Inn, they alighted and had some more liquor, Cox taking two horns of brandy. He then drove on, and when on the other side of the creek, they were seen by some of the children of Mr. Smart, butcher, who lives on the roadside to be acting strangely. Some wrangling must have occurred, for Mr. Cox was seen to slap the other man in the face and throw his bundle or bag out of the wagon, and for some unexplained reason, Cox turned round and drove in the direction of Guelph. He passed the Rifle Range Inn, and proceeded until he arrived near the Rev. Mr. Torrance's house. Here he was noticed by Mrs. Darby, a resident of the neighbourhood, to be in a strange position and to look ill. The wagon was stopped, and another neighbour, Mr. Cochrane came along. Cox was then insensible. It was supposed that he had been sunstruck. Cold water cloths were applied to his head, and other remedies applied without effect. Dr. Kerling was then sent for. Meanwhile Cox's son, who lives in the neighbourhood and had been to town the same morning, came up on his way home. When Dr. Kerling arrived, he found Cox lying with his face on the dashboard, quite dead. The body was removed to McLaren's tavern where an inquest was to have been held this (Saturday) forenoon, but through some mismanagement, the son of the deceased was permitted to take the body home and thus the matter stands at present.


July 22, 1873


CRAIGIE - Died on the 21st instant, in the 41st year of his age, James, son of the late William Craigie, Esq., M.D. Funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Augusta and Hughson streets, on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, at 3 p.m.


LAMOND - Died at Partick, Glasgow, on the 4th of July, Eliza Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. Findlay Lamond, formerly of this city.


CAMPBELL (Stayner) - The body of another victim of the "Mary Ward" disaster was found washed ashore two miles from the mouth of the Nottawa river. The body was brought to this

 place to-day, and was identified as that of Mr. Charles Campbell, of Craigleith. The friends of the unfortunate man have arrived and taken possession of the body. This is the fifth body that has been found out of the eight that were drowned.


July 24, 1873


PALMER - Died this morning, at 5 o'clock, Annie Maud, daughter of Mr. R. Palmer, Market street, city, aged 4 years and 8 months. Funeral this evening.


HOUSTON (Dresden) - A very painful accident occurred here this morning. While a man, named Richard Houston, was driving his team, they took fright and ran away, throwing the unfortunate man out of the wagon, breaking his neck, and killing him instantly.


BALLANTYNE - Two or three weeks ago, diphtheria broke out in the family of Mr. John F. Ballantyne, residing a short distance from Smiths Falls. Four children have now fallen victims to the fatal malady. The two surviving children are still suffering from it, and it is doubtful whether they will recover. Mr. and Mrs. Ballantyne have the deep sympathy of the community at large in their sad bereavement.


WELSH - On Tuesday, a little boy, aged five years, the son of Mr. John Welsh, of Dummer, fell off a load of rails and received internal injuries from which he died in about an hour and a half.


WARNER - At Holland Landing, Wednesday, a boy, about four years old, son of Mr. Stephen Warner, was run over by a team loaded with tan-bark. Medical assistance was procured but the child lived only two hours.


July 29, 1873


HENDERSON - Died at 95 Hess street north, Cecilia, infant child of Mr. Alexander Henderson. Funeral to-tomorrow at 4 o'clock.


NEVILLE - On Sunday evening last, a man named Thomas Neville, a farmer who resided on the 5th concession of West Flamborough, off the Brock road, was found suspended from a tree. When discovered, life was extinct. From what we have been able to learn, it would appear that the deceased had been weak in his intellect for some time past, but occasionally would brighten up and excite favourable hopes in the minds of his friends. Some months ago, a place had been secured for him in the Lunatic Asylum, Toronto, but family had objected to placing him there,

 and concluded that they would look after him themselves. This course being decided upon, they were cautioned by his medical adviser not to leave him alone under any circumstances. More rational symptoms set in until sometime this spring, when, having purchased a piece of property located near his farm from a relative, he became more melancholy than formerly. On the day above mentioned, he had, it would seem, premeditated the rash act as he had endeavoured under various pretenses to get his family out of the way. In the afternoon, accompanied by some of the boys, he took a walk in a piece of land known as Currant's woods, and when it became time to take the cows to the house, they asked him to accompany them on that errand. He made some excuse, telling them to proceed and he would go across the fields. Unfortunately, he was thus left alone. The place selected was where one tree had fallen against another. Here he fastened a leathern tie-strap, which he had concealed in his pocket, to the leaning tree and placed his neck in a loop formed at the other end. Immediately on being missed, active search was made by some of the neighbours, and the body was found as described. An inquest was held on Sunday evening by Dr. McMahon when a verdict to the effect that the deceased committed suicide by hanging while labouring under insanity, was returned. The deceased leaves a wife and eight children, six boys and two daughters, to lament his untimely end.


VILLENVIA (Ottawa) - Three boys were drowned here on Saturday afternoon in the Rideau Canal while fishing, but the accident was not known till Monday. The absence of the boys, leading to inquiries, led to the discovery of the fact. The bodies have not been recovered. It is feared that they have gone over the falls. A man named Villenvia was also drowned in the Chaudière the same day while employed at Bronson's mill. The body is not yet recovered. (On August 4, the following report was given of the boys mentioned above: The three youths reported to have been drowned, and for whose bodies search has been carried or daily, have turned up in Ogdensbury, N.Y.)


July 31, 1872


O'ROURKE - It is reported that Mr. John O'Rourke of Rock Island committed suicide last week by shooting himself.


BINNY - Died at 20 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, on the 13th instant, John Binny, writer for the "Signet", eldest son of Graham Binny, Esq., writer to the "Signet", and brother of Andrew Binny of this city.


STEVENSON - This morning, Dr. White, coroner, held an inquest on the body of

Elizabeth Stevenson who died yesterday evening from the effects of laudanum. The following evidence was adduced.

Jane Kerr, deposed: The deceased was the wife of my nephew. I am living at present at his house. About half past eleven o'clock yesterday morning I found the bottle produced on the table in the dining room. I thought at that time that the deceased was lying on her bed in the bedroom. Her husband came in shortly after, and he went into the bedroom and I went in with him. We found her lying on the bed, breathing heavily, and insensible. He sent for a doctor. She was not again sensible and died about twenty minutes to nine o'clock last night. I never heard her threaten to take away her life. The deceased was sober during the morning. There was no fighting that day or evening before between the husband and wife. The deceased had been in the habit of drinking liquor very freely for some time back.

Emily Cline, deposed: I know the deceased. I lived next door to her for about three years. About seven o'clock yesterday morning I went into the house with some milk. She was sitting on a bench rear the kitchen door with a broom in her hand. She appeared very down-hearted and did not get up to take the milk, but allowed her aunt to take it. About 10:45 yesterday morning I was coming from the market in company with Mrs. Lathen. I saw her coming out of Mr. Walker's grocery store on York street and go across the commons towards her own house.

Did not notice anything in her hand. She was walking very quick. I did not think she was under the influence of liquor. Did not see her again until Mr. Stevenson, her husband, called me in. I went in and found her lying on the bed and quite insensible. Dr. Bullen came in just then and used remedies to resuscitate her. Deceased has often been on the spree for the last two months. The husband and deceased often quarrelled when she was drunk. Have heard deceased say that her husband struck her sometimes. She was an industrious woman. Did not hear deceased complain lately of her husband having struck her. She and her husband lived very happy together.

William Shelburndine, 8 years of age, deposed. I was on Lock street yesterday morning about 10 o'c1ock on the opposite side of the street to Mr. Stevenson. Mrs. Stevenson called me over and told me to go for a pint of whiskey from Mr. Young on the comer of York and Lock streets. Mr. Young sold it to me. He asked me who it who for. I took the whiskey to her. She was sober then. I never bought whiskey for her before.

John Stevenson, deposed: The deceased was my wife. She was 43 years of age. was born in England and was Episcopalian by religion. Saw her yesterday morning when I left to go to work at twenty minutes to seven. She was then quite well. She got up and prepared my breakfast. We were not very good friends for two weeks. This was on account of her being in the habit of

 drinking very much. We bad some words together sometimes. We did not quarrel yesterday morning. She did not make any threats lately about destroying herself. She attempted to take her life about two or three years ago. She took laudanum. She was saved then. I came home to dinner yesterday at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Kerr was standing at the gate and beckoning to me to hurry up. When I reached her she said my wife had taken laudanum. I asked her where she got it. She said she must have got it at Walker's. I ran into house and looked at her and then ran for Dr. Bullen. On my way to his house, I called at Walker's and Thomas Walker told me that she had purchased laudanum of him.

The doctor came up immediately and used means to recover her, but in vain. She died about twenty minutes to 9 o'clock last night. She was not sensible from the time I first saw her until her decease. I did not strike her during the last two weeks. I gave her a shove over two weeks ago but did not strike her. I have not struck her for twelve months back. She got a black eye about the time I shoved her about two weeks ago. She fell twice in the kitchen last Tuesday evening while under the influence of liquor.

Thomas Walker, deposed: I knew the deceased. I knew she was in the habit of drinking. She came to our store yesterday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock. She was then sober. She asked me for a bottle of laudanum. She said her people were all sick with diarrhea. I sold her a bottle. I think that the bottle produced is the one I sold her. It was full when I sold it. I never was aware that she attempted suicide before.

Charles Young, deposed: About 10 o'clock yesterday morning a son of Mr. Shelberdine's came into my store and asked for a pint of whiskey and a pint of vinegar. I likely asked him who it was for, but cannot say what answer he made. If Mrs. Stevenson had come herself, I would have sold it to her, as I was not aware that she was in the habit of taking liquor. There was full pint of whiskey sold to the boy.

C. F. Bullen, M.D., deposed: About 12:30 yesterday morning, Mr. Stevenson came to my office in a very excited state and asked me to go and see his wife immediately as she had taken laudanum. I drove up at once and saw the woman. She was then totally insensible. Stevenson was holding her in a recumbent position in the bed. She was snoring. I tried to arouse her by throwing cold water over her face and chest. Used ammonia in the nostrils, and with much difficulty got her to take a large dose of tartar emetic. It had no effect whatever. I sent for a stomach pump and emptied the contents. The stomach was almost empty. I think there was about, a tablespoon. I knew she was under the influence of opium. I applied the usual remedies but she did not rally, and gradually sank until her death which occurred last evening. Have examined the body of deceased to-day. Externally I found some discoloration about the knees

 and about the abdomen, but not of any importance, nor sufficient to do any injury, or take life. I examined the abdomen. Found the liver very much enlarged, being about twice its usual size and much congested. It was very much softened and easily broken down. The heart was healthy and also the lungs. The stomach had its mucous membrane very much inflamed, but nearly empty, containing only a teaspoon of dark-coloured fluid. There was a slight smell of alcohol but none of laudanum. I examined the brain and found the vessels very much congested and the ventricles filled with fluid. These symptoms were what I expected to find from the effects of an overdose of laudanum and whiskey combined. Am satisfied that deceased came to her death from an overdose of laudanum.

The jury returned a verdict as follows: That Elizabeth Stevenson came to her death by an overdose of laudanum administered by her own hands, and the jurors beg to express their opinion against the indiscriminate sale of poisons by persons not properly qualified.


August 1, 1873


MCDONALD - Sheriff McDonald died at Goderich, Thursday morning, from injuries he received from a fall he got about a week ago.


MCNEIL - A man named McNeil was found drowned on Thursday morning off the end of the East Pier, Cobourg. It appears from the evidence given at the inquest which was held by Coroner Ewing that the deceased was from Baltimore and had been missing since Tuesday last. The verdict of the jury was "found drowned".


HOWELL - A sad accident occurred last Tuesday evening near Yarmouth Centre, about four miles from St. Thomas, by which a young man, named Charles Howell, lost his life. It appears that Howell and a friend had gone to Aylmer on business, and when returning between nine and ten o'clock in the evening, the horse which they were driving took fright and one of the reins breaking, the frightened animal ran into a ditch, throwing Howell out, breaking his neck and killing him instantly. The deceased was employed as a porter at the Lisgar House, St. Thomas. He was a married man, 24 years of age, and has been in Canada six years. He formerly acted as servant to Sir John A. Macdonald and was also at one time servant to Lieutenant-Governor Howland, and porter to the Rossin House, Toronto. Dr. Southwick, coroner, empanelled a jury and held an Inquest on Wednesday evening, when the following verdict was returned: That the deceased came to his death by being thrown from a buggy on account of the reins breaking.

BYRNE - Died in this city, on the 31st ultimo, Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. Andrew Byrne, of the Post Office Department, aged 20 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow, August 2nd, from her father's residence, 50 York street, at 9 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


August 4, 1873


MARSHALL - Died at London, Ontario, on the 26th ultimo, Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. James Marshal1, all of London, aged 4 months.


CHANDLER - Saturday evening, Dr. White, coroner, held an inquest upon the body of the late Frederick Chandler, the young man who was drowned in the Bay on Sunday week last, at the King William street station. The body of the unfortunate deceased was found on Saturday afternoon by David Torrance who was gathering wood near the Willow Point about 3 o'clock.

On his evidence before the jury, he said: I saw an object which 1 first thought was a dog, but when I got nearer to it, I observed that it was the body of a man. The head was in the water face downward, and the feet on the shore. I rowed over to Bastien's wharf and went uptown to notify the coroner. I then returned with the constable to assist in rowing the body over to James Street wharf.

Geo. James Carpenter deposed: I knew the deceased. He was about 21 or 22 years of age. Last Sunday the deceased and myself got a boat from Bastien and rowed across to Rock Bay. This was shortly after 2 o'clock. He went up to Rock Bay House and drank three glasses of soda water with a little whiskey in it. About 3 o’clock, we started to come back to Hamilton. I started to pull across and the rudder became unshipped. The deceased shipped the rudder, when his hat fell off his head. I told him to hurry up or his hat would sink. I rowed towards the hat, and I saw the deceased fall into the water. I told him to get hold of the boat. I reached an oar over to him, but he did not catch, and sank out of sight. I touched him with the oar. I was quite sober at the time of the accident as also was the deceased. We had each about six glasses of beer during the morning at the Mountain View Hotel. The deceased and myself were always on friendly terms. He could not swim.

Charles O'Reilly, M.D. deposed that he had made a post mortem examination of the body, and said that his opinion was that the deceased came to his death from suffocation by drowning.

The jury returned a verdict that Frederick Chandler came to his death accidentally by drowning.

The body, although only six days in the water, was very much decomposed, and was taken to the cemetery as soon as possible.

August 6, 1873


REARDON - On Saturday last, a man named John Reardon, aged 22 years, was arrested for being drunk in the streets. On Monday, he was brought before the Police Magistrate and was committed to jail for the term of ten days. Even then, the effect of liquor was very perceptible on him with slight signs of delirium tremens which gradually increased. Yesterday evening, he was in a bad state, and continued so until 10 o'clock, when he died. It is said that he has scarcely been a day sober since Christmas. Dr. Mackintosh is holding an inquest upon the body this afternoon.


DUFFY - A melancholy and sudden death took place In the King William street station this morning. A very respectable man named Patrick J. Duffy, a commercial traveller representing the Dominion Wholesale Boot, and Shoe manufactory, Montreal, came to this city on the 22nd of July, when he commenced to indulge freely in the use of liquor to such an extent sometimes that he became bereft of reason.

Yesterday afternoon & evening he was very much under the influence of liquor, and about nine o'clock, while he was walking along King street near the corner of John street, he fell down on the sidewalk. He was instantly picked up and asked by Constable Ferris what his name was and where he lived. He refused to answer, and appeared perfectly helpless, and had to be taken to the station where he was laid down in as comfortable a position as possible as the accommodation permitted. The constables on duty paid every attention they could to him, but they did not apprehend that there was any more damage than is usual upon such occasions when drunk men are brought in. At four this morning, he suddenly expired, it is supposed, from apoplexy. Dr. White, coroner, is holding an inquest upon the body as we go to press. The friends of the deceased have been communicated with.


August 7, 1873


REARDON - Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, held an inquest in the jail upon the body of John Reardon who died under circumstances related in yesterday's "Spectator". The jury was composed of one half prisoners and the other half selected from citizens generally, in accordance with the law regulating holding inquests upon prisoners dying in jail. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased came to his death from exhaustion caused by over-indulgence in spirituous liquors.


STEPHENS (Ottawa) - A man named Stephens was killed yesterday at Ironsides by falling over the bank of the iron mines at that place.

DUFFY - Yesterday afternoon, Dr. White, coroner, held an inquest on the body of the late Patrick J. Duffy, who died suddenly yesterday morning from the effects of a fall which he had on the evening previous. The jury was composed of very intelligent men. The following is the evidence adduced.

George Robson, sworn, deposed: Have seen the body of the deceased viewed by the jury and recognize it as that of Patrick J. Duffy, Have known the deceased for about six years. Have known that he has had the reputation of occasionally drinking very hearty. Saw him last alive about two or three o'clock yesterday afternoon. He appeared to be walking steady. He has been in and out of my place for a week and appeared to be under the influence of liquor the whole time. He lived in Ottawa.

John Smith deposed: Last night about 8:30 I saw a crowd at the corner of King and John streets. Ongoing there, I found deceased lying on his back on the sidewalk. I had him removed into John street. Police Constables Ferris and Strongman came up. They inquired if anyone knew him. The policemen were anxious to take him to his abode and not to the cells if anyone could direct them where he lived. I tried to rouse him up and asked where he lived. He could not make himself intelligible at all. I recommended the constables to take him to the cells. The deceased was treated by everyone in a humane and careful manner.

Peter Ferris, Police Constable, deposed: About 7:45, I met deceased on King street between James and Hughson streets. He was a good deal the worse of liquor. I spoke to him and asked his name. He asked me who I was, and said he knew I was a policeman. I told him that he had better go to the hotel he was stopping at. I saw him again at 8:40. A young man told me that a man had fallen and been hurt at the corner of King and John streets. I went there and found that the deceased had been removed around the corner on John street. I recognized the man that was lying there as the one I had spoken to on King street previously in the evening. Could not learn anything about his name or residence. Constable Strongman and I removed him to the cells. He was very drunk. I searched his clothes and found $16.14 in currency, a knife, and sundries not of any value, also three handkerchiefs. I gave him in charge of the constable on station duty. Neither myself nor Constable Strongman did strike him with the baton.

James Castell, policeman, deposed: I was on station duty at the King William street station last night. Remember Constables Ferris and Strongman bringing deceased into the station about 8:45. He seemed to be very drunk and quiet. I stood by while Constable Ferris searched him. I have heard Constable Ferris's statement as to the articles found on the body of the deceased and corroborate it. He was assisted into a cell and was laid down on his back. I was relieved at 9 o'clock and called Constable Rousseaux's attention to him. I was afraid he might suffocate.

William Rousseaux, police constable, deposed: I went on duty last night at 9 o'clock. Went down to the cells with the Chief of Police and Detective McMenemy and found the deceased there. He seemed to be very drunk. He spoke to us a couple of times and told us if we would let him be a little while he would tell his name. Saw him six or seven times during the night. The last time I was down I found him breathing very heavily. I did not go in again until seven o'clock when I went down to let out the lodgers. I went into his cell to see if he was sober enough to tell his name, and found him quite dead. I notified the coroner at once.

Alexander Baine, police constable, deposed: I saw the deceased last night on King street opposite Hogan's clothing store. It was about 8:30 o'clock. I saw him fall heavily on his back. There was no person near him. he fell very heavily on the stone pavement. A crowd collected and I left.

Timothy Handly deposed: I was confined in the cells last night. Saw the deceased brought in. He was put in a cell that the coroner saw him in this morning. He was troublesome during the night. Heard him last between four and five this morning. Heard snoring three or four time at that time The constable attended to him very regularly during the night. Heard that he was dead about 7 o'clock. There was no violence used by the constable to the deceased.

E. R. E. Carpenter deposed: The deceased came to my hotel about the 22nd of last month. He remained there until the last four or five days. Since he left, we have not seen him. During the time he was at my house, he was drunk all the time. He was said to have been a traveller for a boot and shoe establishment, and has his samples still at my hotel, and also some baggage. He is in my debt about $50. He was in the habit of groaning and making a noise during the night.

Charles O'Reilly, M.D., deposed: Have examined the body of the deceased viewed by the jury. The body was that of a well-developed muscular man. There was tumefaction over the occipital protuberance, blood oozing from the nostrils, and froth from the mouth. The teeth were firmly clenched. A very slight abrasion was noticed over the swelling on the back of the head. No other marks of violence, bruises, fractures, or dislocations were present. On removing the scalp, the substance over the occipital bone was found very much congested with extravasation of blood on its structure corresponding to the external swollen surface.

On removing the skull cap, the membranes of the brain were found expanded owing to blood being poured out between the brain and its membranes. large quantities of clotted blood were found on the anterior lobes of the cerebrum. The substance and membranes of the cerebellum were congested. A small clot of blood was found in the substance of the cerebellum. The ventricles were normal. The heart was larger than usual and fatty. There adhesions of the pleura of both lungs. There was post mortem congestion of both lobes. The liver showed signs of

 long-standing organic diseases. The gall bladder was distended. The stomach contained a small quantity of dark-coloured fluid. The lining membrane was very little congested. Found the gold ring and wrist buttons produced on the person of the deceased. There was also a bunch of keys, tobacco pouch, a small quantity of tobacco, a brier-root pipe, and a pair of black kid gloves. Am of the opinion that death was caused by pressure on the brain caused by clots of extravasated blood poured out from some ruptured blood vessel.

The jury returned the following verdict: Patrick J. Duffy came to his death by falling on his head on the sidewalk, causing pressure on the brain by clots of blood poured out by some blood vessel, and this jury further wish to add that the police are fully exonerated from having used any harsh violence towards the deceased, the evidence going to show that they acted in a most humane manner towards him.


CAMPBELL (Arkona) - A sad accident occurred here last night, resulting in the death of a man named Campbell, from Watford. It appears two men were loading a stack of timber at the Morning Star Mills, and when the log was just raising on to the trucks, the chain broke, letting it back, and as Campbell was following the log, blocking it as the team were drawing. In his effort to run from the log, it caught him, running over his head, and causing death almost instantly. An inquest was held at James Donley's Hotel, Arkona, and a verdict, found according to the facts above stated.


August 9, 1873


LUCAS - Died at Port Stanley, on Friday morning, John Young, infant son of R. A. Lucas, aged 7 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, James street, on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock.


August 11, 1873


HEATHERINGTON - We copy the following particulars of a suicide and inquest from the Milton "Champion"

William Heatherington of the village of Kilbride, who has been accustomed to take occasional sprees, committed suicide on Monday afternoon, 4th instant. Although a man of kind and mild disposition, he became exceedingly cruel and abusive to his wife while under the fearful influence of liquor. On Friday last, he came home like a demon and beat his wife so badly that her screams were heard over the village, and she was obliged to seek protection in the house of a neighbour. He told her then she would not have him ,long to wash for. At the urgent solicitations of her neighbours, She had him summoned to appear before F. Foster, Esq., on Monday evening at seven o'clock.

On Monday morning apparently sober, he returned a borrowed scythe to Mr. John Harrison and said that he would never borrow it again although he had promised to assist a person to bring in some grain in the afternoon. He was last seen alive going towards the bush with a rope in his hand about 1 p.m. The following peculiar letter was found towards evening on a stump with a stone on it within ten feet of the pine bush on which he was discovered on Tuesday morning with the following address:

To Whom It May Concern

Kilbride, Aug. 4th/73

I have made myself Content to separate from a decent Woman that will think Neither of her soul on the Erth nor in the world to Come, so she can go and "Perjure herself before the World and god and I hope thees words shall stand For me after i am gone, since, since Thursday morning to the Present I have not broken my fast the present our. I now leave in pace.

William Heatherington (I have left the text exactly as written)


An inquest was taken by Dr. C. Freeman, coroner, and after the examination of several witnesses, the following verdict was returned:

We the undersigned members of the jury, convened to enquire into the cause of the death of William Heatherington, after a consideration of the evidence relating to the death of the said William Heatherington, have come to the conclusion that the deceased committed suicide by hanging himself while labouring under temporary insanity.

J. G. Hawkins, foreman


D. McNab                   J. A. Greenless

Thos. Leslie                D. A. VanFleet

D. Hewson                  D. Harris

Jas Danagh                 A. H. Earl

George Greenland      G. H. Hamman

W. Colcleugh             Geo Mathews

Wm "Pendham           John Simpson

Wm Mayham


August 14, 1873


STORROR - Died at Yreka, California, August 13th, of Brain fever, Frederick Marchant, son of William Storror, aged 26 years.


Wily - Died on the 25th ultimo, at Godray, Island of Jersey, Elizabeth, relict of Captain Wily, late of H.M. 83rd Regiment, and mother of Mrs. D. Pringle of this city.

August 15, 1873


BAINE - Died at Wellington square, on the 14th instant,, Elizabeth Weddell, daughter of John W. Paine, aged 10 months.


August 16, 1873


MCMILLAN - Died at Fingal, Ontario, on the 15th instant, Mrs. C. McMillan, aged 45 years.


August 18, 1873


SCOTT (Seaforth) - A man named Scott, a school teacher who has been residing at Detroit for some time past, returned here on Friday by the night train and went to his father’s house, about five miles from Seaforth, in the Township of Hullett, where he met his wife and his youngest child, nine months old. They left there about ten o'clock on Saturday morning to go to Mr. John McMullen's, Mrs. Scott's father. To do so they had to cross a field and pass through a piece of woods. N ot arriving at McMullen's, it was supposed they had taken advantage of a chance conveyance to go to Seaforth. This morning, a man passing through the woods was attracted by the crying of a child which he found on the edge of the woods, and on searching a little, he found the bodies of Mr. Scott and his wife with their throats cut. Mrs. Scott's body was partially hidden by a log which during the afternoon her father passed close by, as he went to M. Scott's house to inquire about them, having heard that they had left for his place in the morning. Mrs. Scott's head was resting on the folded coat of her husband and his body was lying close beside his wife's. No motive for this horrible deed can be assigned. An inquest will be held to-morrow morning.


DOUGLAS - It is really strange that people will not take warning from the fatal accidents that have taken place on the Bay in consequence of inexperienced people taking out boats which they cannot or do not understand how to manage. Yesterday, we regret to learn, another fatal accident occurred to a young man named William Douglas, 25 years old, and a moulder in the employ of Messrs. Gurrey, in the following manner. It seems that deceased in company with seven others hired a yacht from Mr. Bastien, and after sailing around the Bay for some time, Douglas was standing up when the yacht was staid around for another tack when the boom knocked him overboard. As the yacht was sailing at a brisk pace at the time, she was a considerable distance away before the crew could bring her round to the young man's assistance. As soon as possible, one of the party named James Simpson tied a rope around his waist and jumped into the water and swam for deceased, and reached within a few feet of him when it was found that the rope

 was a little too short. Deceased called out to Simpson, "For God's sake, save me". Just at this time, Simpson was seized with cramps, and would have been drowned had he not been drawn into the boat by the rope attached to him. Before further assistance could be rendered to Douglas, he sank to rise no more. This accident occurred about midway between the wharf and the Beach about six o'clock in the evening. To-day several people are on the Bay dragging for the body.


COCKBURN - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Robert, aged 6 years, and William, aged 1 year and 1 month, sons of Thomas Cockburn. Funeral will leave the father's residence, 83 King street west, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FARR - Died at Hespeler, on Saturday, the 16th instant, Linnie M. D. Farr, eldest daughter of Herbert M. Farr, Esq. aged 8 years, 4 months, and 28 days.


August 19, 1873


ARDIE - On Sunday morning about 11 o'clock, the lifeless body of Mrs. Ardie was discovered in the Gloucester cemetery, about five miles from Ottawa, stretched over the grave of her departed children. She was lying with her face on the mound, and drawn tightly around her neck was a handkerchief and an apron. She was first discovered by her husband who immediately spread the news to the neighbours. In a short time great excitement prevailed among the farmers in the vicinity, and quite a large crowd had collected at the scene of the tragedy. There were many surmises as to the cause of death. From the appearance of the handkerchief and apron tied round her neck, it was inferred by some that she had committed suicide, while others gravely expressed doubts and hinted at foul play, it was conceded by all present that the unfortunate woman had met her death through choking, but whether with her own hands or by the assistance of some fiend in human form, remained a mystery.

When found, the body was quite cold and life appeared to have been extinct for many hours. The right leg and the hands were contracted and the face was somewhat discoloured. The tongue protruded but no marks of violence were anywhere visible, A few facts of her previous career tend to show that domestic difficulties of a serious nature existed, and that she was at variance with the household and of some of her sons who were married and reside in the vicinity. Indeed one of the sons went so far yesterday, while gazing at the form of his departed mother, as to make known the state of affairs, but his object for doing so, the neighbours were unable to comprehend. After some time had been spent in coming to a conclusion as to the cause of the tragedy, it was suggested that a search be made for any document that might explain the

 circumstances. The following epistle was found near where she was lying:

 Gloucester, Aug. 11, 1873 Grace Little to her mother Elizabeth Ardie. Dr.

To 13 sheep; viz., eight ewes, U wethers, and one ram.

To one cow called Rosy, bought from James Preston, Esq., five years of age, and her calf of this season

Mrs. Elizabeth Ardie

Misses Grace Little. I hereby forbid to you to interfere with the above named stock as they belong to me, and I can prove so if necessary, and I wil1 punish anyone who may interfere with them without my consent.

Grace Little Elizabeth Ardie.

The body was then taken to her residence, and Coroner Beaubien sent for. Mr. Paul Farreau soon recruited a jury, and the inquest was opened and adjourned.


NORRIS - Yesterday, a man name Patrick Norris, while driving through Guelph, his horse ran away and became entirely unmanageable. Morris was thrown out of his buggy, whereby he broke both legs and received internal injuries from the effects of which he died Dr. Kerr and Dr. Lundy did all that medical skill could accomplish for the deceased, but their efforts were of no avail.


August 20, 1873


GARTSHIRE - Died in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 19th instant, John Gartshire, Esq., Manager, Toronto Car Wheel Company, formerly of Dundas, aged 63 years.


SCOTT (Seaforth) - The coroner's inquest into the late murder and suicide was closed last night, and the following verdict returned.

That Mary Scott came to her death by wounds inflicted with a knife in the hands of her husband, Robert Scott, while in a state of mental aberration. That Robert Scott came to his death by a knife in his own hands while in a state of mental aberration.

Scott had been a school teacher in this neighbourhood for some years. Lately he and his wife went to live in Detroit. Some months ago, Mrs. Scott, being in poor health, returned to her father-in-law's house for a change of air. She was there when her husband came to take a school near here. Scott seems to have been a man of violent passions and had evidently followed a very irregular life, having been in the American army during the war and had jumped the bounty twice, if not three times. The relations with his wife seem, from their letters, to have been most cordial and affectionate, and no motive can be assigned for the deed.


CAMPBELL - Information was sent to this city this morning from Port Dalhousie that captain Alexander Campbell, master of the schooner "Manganilla" was drowned, but whether in port or on the lake we have not learned. The schooner was built and launched at St. Catharines last spring, The Captain was 38 years of age and unmarried.


August 21, 1873


REID - Yesterday we referred to the fact that a man's clothes were found on a pile of lumber near the elevator. Information having been sent to the police, search for the body was at once initiated, and shortly after four o'clock, the body of Thomas Reid, tailor, was discovered. In the evening an inquest was held by Dr. White, coroner, at the rooms of the Police Court, and after hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of "Found drowned".

The deceased was a single man, 43 years of age, and came to this country from Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, 23 years ago. He worked for Mr. West for several years, and was of a very quiet disposition. Latterly he has been working for Mr. Donald Smith, but has not been in good health for some time. He has been in the habit of bathing very often, but as he could not swim, it is very singular that he should attempt to bathe in a place where there is no less than fifteen feet of water, and what makes the mystery still greater is the fact that he had his shirt and socks on. It is surmised that he probably went to look over the wharf to see the most easy way of going into the water, and that while doing so, overbalanced himself and fell in. He is a brother-in-law to Mr. John Billington, boot and shoemaker, York street, to whose house the remains were taken, and will be buried this afternoon.


August 22, 1873


MORRIS - Mr. James Morris, an old and wealthy resident of Crowland, died in that township, on Monday last.


NICHOLSON - A man named John Nicholson was drowned in Salmon at Truro on Wednesday, while fixing a fish net.


HENNESSEY - Daniel Hennessey of Port Hawkesbury fell from a stage the other day while painting a brig in Pictou Harbour and was drowned, as he could not swim.


MAILMAN - The body of Peter Mailman's wife, of Bridgewater, has been found in the woods near their own house. The unfortunate woman was killed by an axe, and Mailman is supposed to be the murderer.

LAFLEUR - Oliver Lafleur, formerly a porter at the Russell House, Ottawa, but recently employed as a brakesman or the Canada Central Railway, was on Thursday run over by a train at Irish Creek, and killed.


BROWN - On Wednesday evening, a boy, four years old, son of William Brown, of Proton, while picking berries in his father's field, was shot through the body. The boy ran to the house about five rods distant, and dropped dead. It is not known who fired the fatal shot. There an inquest held on the body, on Thursday, by Dr. Christie.


STEPHENSON - On Wednesday forenoon, while a man named Thomas Stephenson was loading logs near Symond's Mill, Acton, he met with a fearful and fatal accident. Having placed five logs upon a truck, he was putting on the sixth which was canting, and to prevent it falling off. he sprang upon it, his breast striking a protruding knot, causing the log to roll, followed by the others, and the whole load fell upon him, crushing him so terribly that he died at nine o'clock that night. His death was terribly sudden and painful one, and caused much regret throughout the neighbourhood where Stephenson was much respected by those who knew him.


GAW - On Monday afternoon, William Gaw, a brakesman on the Canada Air Line, while standing on the caboose giving signals, was caught by the telegraph wire at Corinth, and thrown to the tracks, when taken up, he was insensible, and after two hours he expired. His remains were brought to Simcoe by conductor Camp, who with superintendent Nelson and a number of the townsmen, accompanied his remains to St. John's Churchyard where he was buried. He had no relatives in the locality, and it is not known where they reside. He was a native of the state of New York, and resided in Buffalo before engaging with the railway company. He was a sober and upright man, and his melancholy death is regretted by all who knew him.


CHEYNE - A son of Mr. Luther Cheyne of Meadowvale, four years old and a very promising lad, met with a sad accident on Monday. It appears that he and his small brothers had been playing, and had gathered some old iron together, and in some way the little fellow fell on a large rivet protruding from a piece of old iron, which ran through his skull and into his brain, causing death. This will be the fourth death Mr. Cheyne has had at his residence within a year.


August 23, 1873


BICKLE - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Eliza Higgs, the beloved wife of T. Bickle, in the 79th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sabbath (to-morrow) at 4 p.m.


LINDLEY - George Lindley, a farmer in good circumstances, living a few miles from Caledonia village, committed suicide last Thursday night by poisoning himself with strychnine which it seems he had carried about with him for a year past. The unfortunate man had been addicted to drink for many years, but for several months had been quite temperate. A short time ago, while on a visit to the village with a friend, he, with his companion, got on a heavy spree. He left a written paper stating that the act was done of his own free will and that no one but himself was to blame. The paper was written and signed in quite a business-like manner. An inquest was held by Coroner Messenger.


August 25, 1873


DYER - Colonel Henry Dyer, one of Wellington's peninsular veterans, died at Ottawa, on Thursday, aged eighty-three.


BROWN - Friday afternoon, the body of an intemperate shoe-maker, named Brown, whose wife died on Monday, was found at his house. He had fallen in a fit with his head in a two-gallon pot of water, and was drowned.


HOWE - A young man, twenty-eight years of age, named John Howe, who has been in the employ of John Tiffts, proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, Aylmer, Ontario, as hostler for some time, was found dead in his bed on Friday morning. He had been complaining of feeling unwell for some few days, but he still kept at his work until Thursday night. The coroner summoned a jury at once and proceeded with a post mortem examination, when it was found that he died of congestion of the lungs, and the jury returned a verdict to that effect. The deceased had only been out from England for about one year.


MAILMAN - Further particulars of the Mailman tragedy at Bridgewater have been received. The body of Mrs. Mailman was found in the forest one mile from her own home, covered with moss under the root of a tree. The murder evidently was premeditated and the place of concealment cunningly chosen. The woods were set on fire in two places in opposite directions as a decoy. A post mortem examination and inquest were held Thursday. The following verdict was returned: That Mary Ann Mailman came to her death from several blows from a blunt instrument on the head, fracturing the skull , and we believe the said instrument was in the hands of her husband, Peter Mailman.

Mailman was captured at Annapolis with his two youngest children, on Monday, where he was

 endeavouring to escape. He was taken back to Bridgewater. After the disappearance of Mailman on Sunday, he returned to his house, and while taking his two youngest children with him, told the grown-up ones who remained that he was going away, and that the property should be theirs. He denies having committed the horrible deed. He had not lived on the best of terms with his wife for some time back. During the coroner's inquest, the Court House was crowded, the most intense excitement prevailing among men, woman, and children.


PRINGLE - Died of heart disease, in Chicago, on the 24th instant,, William Watson Pringle, of this city, in the 42nd year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Main street west, on Wednesday, the 27th instant, at 4 o'clock.

It is our painful duty to-day to record the death in Chicago yesterday, by heart disease, of Mr. William Watson Pringle, of this city. Mr. Pringle has been for many years book-keeper for the firm of young, Law, and Company, and was highly esteemed both in his business and his social relations. He was 41 years of age. Mr. Pringle always took a prominent part among the Masonic bodies, having been initiated Sept. 28th, passed November 10, and raised December 21, 1858. After filling inferior office, he was elevated to the Master's chair of the Lodge of Strict Observance in 1865, and he was re-elected in 1866, 1869, and 1870. As a mark of appreciation of his services, he was, on the 17th May, 1870, presented by the Lodge with a Past-Master's jewel. He was exalted to the Royal Arch Degree in 1859, and afterward was First Principal 7 of Hiram Chapter. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at three o'clock.


FERGUSON - Died at Port Huron, Michigan, on Saturday, the 22nd instant, Dr. J. W. Ferguson, formerly of this city, in the 53rd year of his age.


August 26, 1873


MCBRIEN - Died in this city, on Monday, the 25th instant, Julius James, infant son of A. J. McBrien, aged 11 months and 16 days. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 27th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. from his father's residence, No 11 Bay street south, to the place of interment, Grove cemetery, Dundas.


August 27, 1873


LOVELAND - Between five and six o'clock this morning, Edward Straganza discovered the body of a man floating on the Bay near the oil wharf of the Great western Railway. He at once

 notified the police authorities, and Constable Dearth was dispatched for its recovery. The body was taken out with some difficulty, owing to the roughness of the water, and brought to the police station on King William street where it now lies. Several policemen recognized the body as that of an old man they had often seen, but at the present writing, no one has been able to name him. He was dressed in a suit of dark tweed, coat, vest, and pants; a pair of long boots, with gray woollen socks; and a Guernsey shirt. The hair is a dark brown colour, interspersed with gray, a gray beard, apparently of a week to ten days' growth. The neck is short. The countenance is so much swollen and discoloured that it is not easy to give an idea of its appearance when in life. The forehead is retreating, the nose small and what would be called a pug. The surroundings of the eyes are so swollen as to make these: organs invisible. The whole face is greatly discoloured. but whether from suffocation, beating against the pebbly bottom where it was found, or from wounds inflicted in some other way, we cannot say.

There is, however, no appearance of any heavy wound on the face. At the time of our visit, blood was trickling from the nostrils. The curious part of the case yet remains to be told. Both his hands and feet were tied together. The feet are fastened by a piece of clothesline over the ankles passed round the outside of the boots, over the ankles and firmly tied in front. The hands are fastened with a piece of loosely twisted hempen rope of no great strength. Each wrist is tied separately with about eight inches of string between. It is the belief of those who have examined their knots that they are both slip-knots, but that point cannot be finally determined until the rope is removed. Did the deceased tie these knots himself?

Tired of life and wickedly bent on ending it, did he doubt his own courage when the death struggle came, and did he take this method of cutting off all chance of escape after he had made the fatal plunge? Or were his hands and feet tied together by others? In the one case, we have a suicide and in the other a murder. The kind of knots that those on the wrists may turn out to be will have considerable influence in directing suspicion in one direction or the other. If the tying was done by himself, he would probably use the slip-knot, as with it he could form the two loops and then draw them over the wrists while any other kind of a knot would be much more difficult for him to tie, if Indeed he could do it at all. A coroner's inquest is called for 3:30 o'clock, and will be going on as we go to press.


Since the above was in type, we learn that the name of the deceased is Nathan Loveland,52 years of age, a moulder by trade, and has been working at Messrs. Copp's foundry. He was a married man and leaves a family grown up. He was working on Saturday and left home on Sunday

 morning. His fellow-workers speak of him as being industrious and an inoffensive man, but addicted to taking a spree occasionally.


August 28, 1873


MCKEEVER - A man named John McKeever of Point Edward accidentally shot himself on Monday afternoon while on a hunting excursion on the bay. He was drawing a gun out of one boat into another when the gun, by some means, discharged, lodging the contents in his abdomen. He died on Tuesday.


CAMPBELL - Wednesday morning the body of a man named Campbell, a saloon keeper who recently arrived from St. Catharines, was found in the Kingston harbour. He had committed suicide on Tuesday night in a fit of despondency. The following letter was found in his hat, dated Tuesday.

Alexander Campbell-whiskey first. No home to go to. Sleeping out at night. Little or no food. I find death sweeter than life. Myself to blame. If some kind friend would write to my brother in Scotland, his address is Andrew Campbell, Bladenoch, Wigtonshire, Scotland. Good-bye, friends.

P.S. There is still due me for several years by Captain Thomson of the propeller, "Stambley". Collect and pay expenses. A.C.

He was 40 years old. The jury brought in a verdict of suicide under temporary insanity.


REID - Died on the 27th instant, at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Hugh Mackintosh, Annie Reid, spinster, formerly of Inverness, Scotland, in the 79th year of her age. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. Mackintosh, 61 King street west, at 3 p.m. to-morrow (Friday). Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


LOVELAND - Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held by Dr. White, coroner, at the King William street station upon the body of the late Nathan Loveland which was found floating in the Bay yesterday morning. The jury was summoned to appear at half past three, and after calling the roll and appointing Mr. Charles Meston foreman, they viewed the body which was in the dead house adjoining the station. The first witness, Traganza being examined, the inquest was adjourned until 8 o'clock so as to give Dr. O'Reilly an opportunity to make a post mortem examination. The following is the evidence adduced.

Edward Traganza deposed to finding the body as detailed in yesterday's "Spectator".

Thomas Scarth, constable, gave evidence to the effect that he brought up the body of the deceased after going down to the Bay.

Mary Loveland deposed: The deceased was my husband. He was 50 years old and born In the United States. He was a protestant by religion. Saw him last alive on Sunday afternoon. He was then in his usual health. I did not notice anything wrong about him. I think he left the house between three and four o'clock. He said he was going to take a walk. Did not notice anything strange in p behaviour at that time. He was sober. Never knew him to have attempted or threatened to take his life. He was not at home on Saturday night last. 1 have always been on good terms with him. He was not usually a sober man. I did not think it very strange that he should be away so long a time as he had several times before been away for one or two days at a time.

Mary Loveland deposed: Deceased was my father. Saw him last alive on Sunday afternoon between three & four o'clock. He said he was going for a walk. He did not say anything else to me at the time. Did not notice anything strange about him at that time. Never knew him to threaten to take his life. Did not see him have anything in his hand at the time. Have known my father and mother to quarrel sometimes but never much.

Charles Walker, moulder, deposed: I knew the deceased. He worked at the same shop with me. I saw him last alive on Saturday afternoon about five o'clock. He was then sober and in good health. Never knew him to have any serious quarrel with anyone. He was a very quiet man. On Monday night Mrs. Loveland came to my house and enquired for him. I told her I had not seen him. Never heard him say he had any particular trouble.

Charles O'Reilly, M.D., deposed: I have examined the body of the deceased, viewed by the .jury this afternoon. The legs were tied together tightly with a niece of rope in a double knot above the ankles outside of the trousers and long boots. The hands were also tied together by a piece of rope resembling a clothes line. The rope was above the left wrist and above the right wrist, leaving the hands only a few inches apart. The body was well-clothed, the coat waistcoat being buttoned.

A missionary tract was found in one of his pockets, "A lost mechanic restored". No other articles were found in any of the pockets. The face, lips, and head were very much swollen and discoloured. There was frothy discharge from the mouth. The tongue was pushed forward against the teeth. No foreign body was found in the mouth or back part of the throat. Both hands contained sand and gravel. A small abrasion was found on the left wrist near where the rope was attached. No marks of violence were found on the body. The surface of the body covered by the clothing presented a blanched appearance. The dura-mater was closely adherent to the skull. The substance of the brain was in a softened condition. The right side of the heart contained fluid blood. The left side was empty. The stomach contained a small quantity of undigested food.

The lungs were crepitant (having or making a crackling sound) throughout.

The liver was congested and in a softened condition. The spleen was smaller than usual. The bladder contained a quantity of urine. The blood in all parts of the body was in a fluid state. Am of the opinion from the examination I have made that he died from suffocation by drowning. The jury returned a verdict that Nathan Loveland came to his death from drowning, but whether it was of his own act or not, the jury cannot determine from the evidence produced before them.


August 30, 1873


PEARSON - Mr. Alonzo Pearson, a young man belonging to Owen Sound, fell from the mast of a vessel while on her way from Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie, and was killed.


AIKENS - Mr. Samuel Aiken of Topping, ten miles from Stratford, accidentally shot himself on Wednesday, in his barn. He died after exclaiming "Oh, my poor wife !"


MCCONNELL - James McConnell, a young man who has been employed as brakesman for the past seven weeks on the Northern Railway, fell from the cars while in the act of braking, and was run over, his body being mangled frightfully. He was formerly employed in the brewery at Barrie. He has since died, and the coroner's jury has returned a verdict of "accidental death".


SMITH - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Margaret, the wife of Samuel Smith, aged 33 years and 3 months. The funeral will leave her husband's residence, No 33 Rae street north, to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to accept this intimation.


CRAWFORD - Died in this city, on the morning of the 30th instant, Agnes Magill, wife of the late Mr. Lindsay Crawford, aged 50 years. Funeral from her late residence, 37 Rebecca street, Sunday (to-morrow) afternoon at 3 o'clock.


September 1, 1873


MULLIN - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Peter Mullin, aged 32 years, a native of Ireland. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


Between eleven and twelve o'clock last night, Peter Mullin, a married man with a family of six children, residing at foot of James street, committed suicide in the following manner.

The deceased had been a faithful and steady workman at the Gardner sewing machine factory, and within the last few days, his wife was confined. At the time mentioned last night, he took out a razor and began to hold it against his throat. His wife, who was in bed, asked him what he was doing. He replied that he was going to leave her and his children, she screamed, and the alarm brought in Mr. Campbell who resides next door. When he came in, he found deceased on the floor with a gash in his throat. He then lifted him up, when the deceased struggled violently with him and then pulled out a small knife with which he stabbed himself in the throat several times. Campbell again threw him down with a view of disarming him, but deceased was determined to accomplish his object, and they struggled until Campbell was completely exhausted. The latter then ran out for assistance, but he no sooner left the house than the deceased fastened the door with a piece of wood so that it was impossible to force it open. When Campbell returned with assistance, he could not obtain admittance, and he, with his companion, went to the rear of the house, when they found that deceased had left the yard and gone over the fence and made his way towards the front of the hospital where he finished his earthly career. His body was found about four o'clock this morning three feet of water and taken to the hospital dead house where Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, is holding an inquest as we got to press.


MCQUELLAN - On Saturday night about 12 o'clock, Mr. Peter McQuellan, who resided on the corner of Emerald street and East avenue, went to bed in his usual health, and about 3 o'clock yesterday morning his wife was awakened by his hard breathing. She endeavoured to awaken him, but without effect. Dr. Ridley was sent for, and shortly after he arrived found that his patient was dead. His friends were anxious that an inquest should be made. Consequently Dr. White, coroner, was notified and held an inquest at 11 o'clock this morning, when Dr. Ridley made a post mortem examination. After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from disease of the heart. The deceased was an honourable member of Acacia Lodge, A.F. and A.M., and will be buried to-morrow afternoon by the brethren with Masonic ceremonies


September 2, 1873


ALLEN - The body of a man was found floating in the Rideau canal near the Sapper's Bridge yesterday which, on being brought to land, was identified as that of Mr. William Allen, editor and proprietor of the Aylmer "Times". The body had beer in the water but a few hours. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.

HARVEY - The body of a man named John Harvey, a millwright in the employ of the Hon. Senator Skead, was found in the Ottawa river yesterday afternoon. The deceased bad been drinking heavily, and in the morning had attempted suicide by drowning, but was prevented from carrying out his intention by friends who watched his movements. He went to his work, but in the afternoon left the mill for the purpose, he said, of going to the office to draw his money. His body was soon afterward found in the water among the logs. The jury returned a verdict of "found drowned".


KAPOOACHME - An evening paper reports that a terrible tragedy has lately taken place at the Desert Village in the Gatineau. It appears that a number of Indians had all attended a boat race at the village, were supplied with liquor, and drank very freely. One named Thomas Kapooachme, in particular was excited to madness by the fiery beverage, and became wholly unmanageable. His father, who was also under the influence of liquor, ordered him to keep quiet and go home. Thomas refused, and the old man proceeded to thrash him with the paddle. The son instantly knocked his parent down and kicked him several times about the head before he could be induced to stop. When the old man was picked up, he was found to be quite dead. A post mortem examination was held on the body, and a large clot of blood was found in his brain. Notwithstanding these facts, the murderer was allowed to loaf about the village two days before a warrant was issued for his arrest. When he heard that the officers of justice were after him, he escaped by the wood, and when the newspaper informant last heard from the scene of the tragedy, he was still at large.


September 8, 1873


MORINE - Noel Morine, aged 65, employed at Berret's Mills, Hadlow, while walking along the railway track near Berret's crossing, was overtaken by the up-express Montreal, train at noon on Friday. The old man being deaf did not hear the whistle, and in looking round and seeing the train approaching, attempted to move out of the way, but the engine struck him as he was stepping off the rail. He was not killed instantly, but lingered in great agony for some hours.


BEBEIL - On Saturday, three boys went out shooting near Huckleberry Point, and when one of them was going over the fence, the top rail broke, and the gun striking against the ground, the concussion caused it to discharge. The shot passed through the fleshy part of the boy's legs, and entered the chest of a boy named Bebeil, 14 years old, which caused his death. Dr. White, coroner, is ho1ding an inquest this afternoon.

FIELD - This morning, Dr. Mackintosh, coroner, held an inquest in the jail on the body of Thomas Field who was committed in June last on the charge of murdering his two children, and was awaiting trial for the offence. Although the inquest was called for eight o'clock, it was eleven before the coroner was enabled to be present.

The following is the evidence adduced.

George McGregor deposed: I am turnkey of the jail. The deceased Thoms Field was a prisoner in the jail, committed on a coroner's warrant for wilful murder of his two children on the 12th of June, 1873. He was by religion a protestant (Church of England). Since his commitment, he had the privilege of walking in the corridor occasionally, He was well behaved. He never showed symptoms of insanity to me nor did he threaten to commit suicide. He complained of pain in his head at times. The jail physician attended him at times.

He had no knives about him. yesterday we had divine service as usual in the Court House at 2 o'clock In the afternoon. He generally attended, but did not yesterday. I saw the deceased at 2 o'clock. There was another prisoner, Robert McMenemy, with him at, the time. I saw that he was not going to church as he was not dressed to go. He asked me for a prayer book, and I let the other prisoner out, who went to the service. I told him I would ask the sheriff for a prayer book. This was the only time to my knowledge that he was left alone. We returned from the service about 3 o'clock. I gave the prayer book to Robert McMenemy to hand to deceased. When we returned to the corridor from service, McMenemy called out and said "Fields is dead. Field has hung himself". I went to the cell quickly as possible and found deceased hanging by the neck from the grating of the cell by a piece of bed sheet. The strip of the sheet was about fourteen inches wide. As soon an I went in, Henry Wardle lifted the body up, and I cut the piece of sheet with a knife.

When I felt the body, it had a clammy feeling. I then sent, for a doctor. Dr. Malloch arrived about 3:30 o'clock, Dr. Rosebrugh, Jail physician, not being at home. I found the produced parcel in the prisoner's cell upon which was written on a niece of paper the following: "Please to give the handkerchief and book to my wife, and the spectacles to the sheriff". The book is entitled "The Faithful Promises". The book was brought to him by his wife. On the blank pages of the hook was written: "My dear wife, I have been very poorly these few days past. I hope you are better. My dear wife, I forgive you all that you have said and done to me, and I hope that God will forgive you and that you wil1 give yourself to God and live a religious woman the rest of your days, and never let that angry temper of yours get the best of your better judgment. Good-bye, and God bless you and keep you from harm forever. Your affectionate husband. T. Field".

"They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death, they were not divided". (The last paragraph is a copy of the inscription upon his deceased children's tombstone.) I know not what I did.

Upon the title page of the book was written; Given to Thomas and Jane Field by their friend, L.S., July 6, 1871 On the last page of the book was written; Mrs. Field.

George Holtham deposed: that he had charge of the deceased since his commitment. Never saw any symptoms of insanity, neither did he ask for any implements by which he could commit suicide. On Saturday he whitewashed his own cell. He took great pleasure in keeping his cell clear, more so than any other prisoner in the place.

Robert McMenemy deposed; I have been in the cell with deceased between four and five weeks. I slept with him. Until the last few nights he usually slept soundly. He complained the last few days of having the headache. He took his meals regularly and would not eat between meals when he could. His wife would bring him some food. At times he would not eat all his rations, and the balance he would eat afterward. He was talking cheerfully during the day before we went to service. Never saw him tying anything to the grate. I asked him if he was going to church, when he replied in the negative saying that his head was so bad that he could not hear anything. Did not hear him say that he had the headache occasionally and getting unconscious.

When we returned from church, I noticed that the diamond of the cell door was closed, and that when we went to church it was down. I pulled it down and looked in and saw deceased at first as if standing up, and saw that he was hanging when I looked again. His feet were twelve to fourteen inches from the floor. I sang out that he was dead and hung himself. From the position where he was hanging, he could have stepped from the bed. I saw him write what was in the book yesterday between ten & eleven o'clock. I did not read it nor make any remark about it to him. . He did not seem very cheerful, after that. He would occasionally take up the Bible and read, and then walk across the floor, then take it up again. He appeared very restless. The night previous he was more restless than I observed any night before.

Dr. Malloch deposed: I was sent for yesterday afternoon to come to the jail by the sheriff to see a prisoner whom he said he did not know whether he was dead or alive. When I arrived, the body was cut down and laid on the bed, and in the same position as he is to-day. Life was extinct when I arrived. I tried resuscitation but scarcely hoped to be successful, but without effect. Examined the neck and found a mark on the left side such as would he produced by a rope or cord. My opinion from the evidence that I have heard and the marks or the body, is that deceased died from hanging, but some of the signs were remaining that generally appear from suicidal hanging.

The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death by hanging, perpetrated by his own hands.


DOUGLAS - The body of the man, Douglas, who was drowned in the Bay three weeks ago last Sunday was found yesterday, and an inquest will be held by Dr. White, coroner, this evening at Orr's hotel, John street.


September 9, 1873


DOUGLAS - As announced, an inquest was held before Coroner White last evening at Dan Orr's hotel on the body of William Douglas who, it will be remembered, was drowned in the Bay while yachting about three weeks ago. Further facts with reference to the accident were brought out in the following evidence.

James Douglas, cigar-maker, sworn, deposed: Deceased was my brother. He was 25 years of age, born in Canada. Saw him last alive or Sunday morning three weeks ago. He was then in good health. Heard about 7:30 that night that my brother was drowned.

James Eggleston, tailor, sworn, deposed: Between the hours of twelve and one o'clock yesterday, myself and John McCann were crossing the bay in a yacht from the Hat Factory to Willow Point. When about four hundred yards from Myles' wharf, we discovered the body of a man floating in the water. When we saw that he was not in a fit state to be taken into the boat, we took a rope and placed it, around the body and towed it to James street wharf. Saw it, conveyed to the hospital. Noticed a mark on the upper lip as if it bad been cut.

James Simpson, labourer, sworn, deposed: Knew deceased. Was in his company last, three weeks ago yesterday while on board a yacht coming from the beach. We were about a mile off Myles' wharf about 5:30 in the afternoon. He was standing up in the stern of the boat, and the boom, swinging round, knocked him out into the water. He caught, upon the side of the boat, but lost his bold. We got the boat around as soon as we could and took down the sails. I had a rope tied around me and tried to get him in, but, the rope was not, long enough, and I called for more to be let out. When I got out, in the water, I could not see him. He had sunk. Cannot, say how long he swam in the water. I was taken with cramps, and had to be pulled in again. There were six others in the boat besides me.

Alexander Crosley, butcher, was then sworn, and testified that, he saw the boom knock him off, taking him by the knees or thereabouts. Saw him fall into the water. It was apparently accidental. Edward Beard was steering at that time. There had been no quarrels on board the boat. They were all sober. It was about opposite Myles' wharf when he went down. He cried out, for them to save him.

George Gillespy, Edward Beard, James Brown, George Kirk, and Joseph Kirk, the other young men on board the boat at the time of the accident, corroborated the evidence given as to the circumstances of the accident.

Dr. O'Reilly, sworn, deposed: Was present at the foot of James street when the body was examined by the jury. Examined the body and found a contusion on the right side of the upper lip which I think was produced before death. The tongue protruded between the teeth. There were no other marks of violence 'ante mortem' to be seen. Am of the opinion that death was caused by suffocation from drowning.

From a question put to one of the witnesses, it appears that, he came to the surface of the water and called out, to the young men on the boat to cut the halyards and main sheet, and it by his (Douglas's) orders that they lowered the sails.

After a brief deliberation, the jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased came to his death by being drowned by falling off the yacht in Burlington Bay, or Sunday, the 17th ultimo, and your jury are of the opinion that no blame whatever can be attached to his companions at the time of the accident.


September 13, 1873


GLEASON - A man by the name of J. W. Gleason, a blacksmith, at Appin, was found dead by the side of the railway track or Friday morning, supposed to have been killed by a train.


MURRAY Alexander Murray, of New Lairg, Pictou, committed suicide by hanging himself on Tuesday.


MORRISON - Died at Brooklyn, N.Y., at 6:30 on Sunday, September 7, 1873, Mr. James Morrison, formerly a resident of this city.


LAWSON - Died in this city, on the 13th September, Ann, wife of William Lawson, Esq., in the 82nd year of her age. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 o'clock from the residence of her son-in-law, W. P. Campbell, 69 Wellington street, north. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


September 16, 1873


ALEXANDER - Died at Grimsby, on Tuesday, the l6th day of September, Charles James Stewart Alexander, aged 22 years and 4 months, son of the Rev. James L. Alexander of Stoney Creek. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at the village of Grimsby.

GALARNEAU Martin Galarneau, aged 70, was found dead in his bed about 7 o'clock on Saturday evening at his residence, No 4 Parker street, Montreal. The matter was reported to the police by L. G. Lecours, of Montcalm street. Coroner Jones was notified.


LINDSAY - A little boy named Lindsay, living about two miles from Bridgewater, having found his uncle's revolver, took it into the woods, accompanied by his sister, a year younger, and in pulling back the trigger, it went off, the ball passing through his left breast and out at the back. He only survived ten minutes. The verdict of the coroner's jury was "accidental death".


DAVIDSON (Port Dalhousie) - The schooner "Mary Battle", while bound for this port, and when about eight miles from here this afternoon, came across the yacht "Sphynx" which was drifting down the lake with spars cut out and partially filled water. In the yacht were found two men, one whose name was found to be John Ward, being alive, the other named H. Davidson, being dead. On arrival here, Dr. J. W. Considine, coroner, held an inquest, when the following facts were elicited from Mr. Ward; viz., that the yacht was upset off Oakville on Friday night last, and that two of the crew, Messrs. Morgan and Groves were drowned at once. He and Mr. Davidson succeeded in regaining the boat. They drifted about at the mercy of the storm, having cut the spars out to right the yacht. On awakening this morning, Mr. Ward found that his companion had died during the night. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with these facts to the effect that the deceased had died from exhaustion and exposure while on board the wreck of the yacht "Sphynx". Mr. Ward was very weak, and almost starved, but is now gradually getting stronger, being well cared for at the Wood House here.


RAE - On Saturday night last, as Michael Rae was returning home from Pefferlaw with his son and several other parties, he stopped and fell off the board on which they were sitting. The wagon wheels passed over him, injuring him so that he died in about two hours.


EUSTACE - The adjourned inquest before Dr. Rosebrugh took place at No 2 police station last evening. The verdict was that the deceased Elizabeth Eustace came to her death on Friday evening, 12th instant, by falling through an opening between the pickets on the west side of the Catherine street bridge over the G.W.R. down on to the railway track, and your jury are of the opinion that the Great Western Railway company are blamable for leaving the bridge in such an unsafe condition, and think that the city corporation should compel the railway company to keep all bridges over it in a safer condition for the future.

September 19, 1873


STUART - Died on Thursday, the 18th instant, William T. Stuart, son of William and Grace Stuart, aged 36 years. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, on Sunday forenoon, at half past ten o'clock.


ROSE (BOWERS) - The body of a man named Joseph Bowers, who was employed on the tug “Sprague" and had been missing since Friday, the 5th of September, was found drowned on Friday at Port Maitland, a short distance from where he was supposed to have fallen in. A jury was empanelled, and at their request, Dr. A. McCallum, M.D., examined the body, which revealed the fact that the deceased's neck was broken. It was also discovered that his true name was Joseph Rose, and that he had a considerable sum of money in the bank at Tonawanda. As there was no evidence of foul play, the verdict was returned of "accidental death".


MURRAY (Truro) - On Tuesday, the 2nd instant, Mr. Alexander Murray, of New Lairg, Pictou county, left his home, saving that he would be absent but a few minutes, but instructing his mother to get something for him to eat, previous to his starting on a short journey to a farm he had rented on the East River. He did not return, but his absence caused no alarm until next morning when on searching for him, his lifeless body was found in the woods suspended from the branch of a tree. He had evidently committed suicide by hanging. Deceased was a sober, active, and intelligent man, aged 27. No cause can be assigned for his strange conduct, only that he had expressed a fear that the crops or his farm were so much damaged that he would be unable to meet his rent bill.


CARSON, JACKSON - The body of the second man killed at the Stoney Creek accident was brought to Hamilton yesterday on its way for burial. The same jury that had sat upon the body of Carson met at five o'clock before Coroner White and proceeded to view the corpse. The sight was almost as sickening and ghastly as that of the evening before, and the jury, after a brief look at the mangled limbs and features of the body, returned to Roach's hotel when the following evidence was taken for the purpose of identifying the body.

Henry Stokes, engine driver, sworn, deposed; I have seen the body of the deceased viewed by the jury, and recognize it as that of Manuel Jackson. He was 47 years old, born in Hastings, England, and by religion a protestant Have not seen him lately. He was always a steady, hard-working man

The last remains of Samuel Jackson, who died from his wounds at the late railway accident, were interred to-day, the funeral being attended by a large number of people.

September 22, 1873


BATES - Died in this city, on the 22rd September, James Bates, Sr., M.D., aged 62 years, a native of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. The funeral will take place from his late residence, to 28 Gore street, on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DOLAN - On Saturday afternoon last, among the numerous teams that were being unloaded of their grain at the storehouses by the bay, was one owned by Mr., A. E. Carpenter of Stoney creek. While his wagon was standing near Williamson’s storehouse waiting to he unloaded, he at the moment talking with a man in the rear of another wagon, two or three small boys climbed on the load. Mr. Carpenter had requested a man in the wagon immediately in advance of his to keep a watch upon his horses, but not thinking the boys were doing harm, the man let them stay upon the load. On the front wagon starting up, these boys also gave the horses of the wagon they were on word to move ahead just at the instant, it seems, when a little four-year old child of Mr. Dolan was climbing, or attempting to climb up the front wheel.

As the wheel turned, the child, named Daniel, fell in front of it, and it rolled right, over the little creature's head and part of his body. Mr. Carpenter, seeing it endeavouring to get upon the wheel, called out loudly for the boys to stop and sprang forward to extricate it from the dangerous position, but too late, for the boys had not heeded his voice, and the heavy wheel, borne down by a heavy load of grain, was on the head of the infant before he could catch it.

As soon as the wheel passed over, the child was picked up, laid upon the grass for a few moments, and then conveyed to a grocery nearby.

Before Dr. Woolverton, who was sent for, could arrive, life was extinct, from the crushing it had undergone, and the only word it spoke after it was hurt was the monosyllable "Yes". Of course everything that occurred with relation to the sad affair seems to be purely accidental, but this result of the boy nuisance there is only what has been expected for years past. At this time of the year for a long time back, poor boys have had the regular custom of invading farmers' wagons, watching chances to gather dropping grain, sometimes cutting bags to let it out, end frequently making off with a bag or a whip, and while some few are good honest boys and get their money by holding horses and doing favours, the majority are not, but have been for years a constant pest and a dread of the farmers.

It was a most melancholy accident to be sure, but it is hoped that good may arise out of it by instructing other parents to keep their small children from such places as among a moving concourse of teams and wagons. On Saturday night an inquest held by Dr. Woolverton after a

 post mortem examination was made. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, and attributed carelessness to the owner of the wagon.


September 25, 1873


RUTHERFORD - Died on the 21st instant, in the Township of Caledon, County of Pee1, Mrs. Rutherford, relict of the late Adam Rutherford, mother of Alexander Rutherford, of Hamilton, in the 74th year of her age.


September 26, 1873


FARRELL - The Right Reverend John Farrell, Roman Catholic Bishop of this diocese, died at his residence, Sheaffe street, in this city, at a quarter to seven o'clock this morning. The sad news which spread rapidly, carried mourning into the houses of the Catholic population of this city, and was received with great sorrow by Protestants with whom the reverend gentleman was held in the highest respect. The tears of great grief which are visible on the faces of young and old of his flock to-day are unerring indications of the tender regard with which the dead prelate was held by those whose spiritual guide he has been now these many years. The blow, when it fell, came suddenly, for though His Lordship has been in precarious health for a month and many times during that period at the very door of death, more favourable news had been received for some days and hopes were entertained that the danger was past.

Bishop Farrell was eminently a reformer. He sought steadily to remove abuse, to educate his people, to lead them into all wisdom, to show them rather the advantages of doing well than the perils of doing ill. In some respects a stern Disciplinarian, uncompromisingly hostile to what he believed to be wrong, he preferred to rule by persuasion rather than by invoking the terror of the church. He who is at once a corrector of abuses and at the same time deeply, earnestly loved by his people must have a mind above the common, and such was Bishop Farrell. He was a successful bishop because he was earnest and wholly devoted to his work. He led in the way in which he wished his people to go. He not only pointed out the right path - he led them in it.

And a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured by brightest worlds, and led the way.


HUBERT (Montreal) - About three weeks ago, three young men, belonging to the town of Pictou or its neighbourhood, came to this city, it is understood, in search of employment. One of them , the son of a farmer, worked his passage in a vessel, and on landing, took lodgings with his companions in one of the numerous taverns which are to be found scattered along St. Paul street

 near the Beausecours Market. The youth, for he was hardly more in years, was by trade a blacksmith, and one of his new-found acquaintances, a fellow boarder, learning this, procured employment in a blacksmith shop on Dalhousie Square. It appears that he was not a skilled workman, and his employer being dissatisfied gave him his dismissal. From this period, he lost all regular employment, but earned at times small sums of money by working upon the wharves, assisting in unloading vessels. His want of good fortune depressed him greatly, and a change was speedily manifest in his disposition, but nothing more serious than downheartedness was apprehended.

His depression, however, instead of passing away, increased, and he frequently complained that he was homesick and lonesome. He would have left for home with eagerness, but was prevented from carrying out his wishes from a lack of funds. About this time he must have been forced by his feelings to write to his parents, as it is stated that he received on Monday from his father a telegram intimating that he would shortly receive money - $12 is the amount mentioned. The effect of his misfortune was, notwithstanding, not removed by this intelligence, but nothing peculiar was noticed till shortly after eleven o'clock last night when the inmates of the place having retired, his two friends who occupied with him the same room, heard him leave his bed and go downstairs. They called to him, representing that no one was below, and he returned to his room, but immediately afterward, they heard him open his trunk, take something out, and again descend the stairs. Plainly entertaining apprehensions, they arose, lit a candle, and followed. On reaching the stables whither he had gone and which are but a few feet from the rear entrance, they found to their horror that he had cut his throat with a razor.

Alarmed and shocked, they aroused the house, and dispatched word for a physician.. Dr. Picard answered the summons, and having given every assistance in his power, directed the removal of the foolish youth to the General Hospital where he was assiduously " attended by the house surgeon, Dr. Roddick. Despite the efforts made to save his life, he steadily grew weaker and finally expired at five o'clock this morning. His two friends remained with him to the last moment, and then it is stated telegraphed the sorrowful intelligence to the family of the deceased.

He was quite conscious when found lying in his blood, and admitting that he was about to die by his own hand, declared that the act was caused by his feelings which have been mentioned. He entreated his friends not to send any information to his parents. The mistress of the tavern in which he boarded, which is kept by Joseph Brière, stated the deceased was very quiet in his habits, and temperate, never drinking, to her knowledge, any intoxicating liquor. Under these circumstances, and from previous information, his act must be ascribed to extreme and continued

 mental depression, increased by loneliness, for it is said that it was his first absence from home. The coroner was notified and held an inquest this morning.

Later: The name of the deceased is given at Hubert, and the residence of his parents, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


FARRELL - Death of Bishop Farrell: At a quarter to seven o'clock this morning, the St. Mary's Cathedral bells proclaimed an event which has stricken the profoundest sorrow in the hearts of all, the death of His lordship, the late Bishop Farrell. Though having been sick for many weeks past and at one time lying half in life and half in death, his physicians remarked in the early part of the present week an encouraging change for the better, and it was even prophesied that he would eventually recover his former health, but yesterday morning he began to sink and grow weaker until the last feeble throb of a pulse, which beat nothing but good will, philanthropy, kindness and steadfast Christian love for all fellow mortals, told that life had faded. About midnight his physicians told him his end was near, and he replied in a calm but weak voice, thanking, them, and saying that he was ready to go. These were the last words he spoke, seeming to remain in stupor from that moment up to the moment of his demise.

The tears of the little children as they left the house of death from viewing the remains ere they started to school attest in more touching language than could be spoken by volumes how he was cherished and beloved as a spiritual father and guide while in life and how bitterly he is lamented in death.

Bishop John Farrell was born in Kingston on the 2nd day of June, 1820, and received his early education and training from His lordship, Bishop MacDonnell of that city. He was consecrated as a priest while at an early age and soon afterward appointed priest of the town of L,'Original on the Ottawa. He remained for a time in this town, end was removed with many expressions of regret on the part of his flock to the town of Peterborough, Ontario.

Subsequently he was consecrated bishop and came to Ham1ton about sixteen years ago where he has been during the remainder of his days. So soon after his demise, when everyone is plunged in consternation and sorrow at the dreadful, intelligence, no definite and connected sketch can he given of his career. His body has remained during the day at his late residence in preparation to lie in state at the Cathedral. The flags of the city are half-masted in token of respect and honour to the dead.


FAIRWEATHER - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, George, youngest son of John Fairweather, aged 13 years, 10 months, and 26 days.

FAIRWEATHER - Yesterday afternoon, a boy, 13 years of age, gamed George Fairweather, the youngest son of ,John Fairweather, residing on the corner of Main and Park streets, met with an accident yesterday afternoon which resulted fatally about three o'clock this morning, It appears that the deceased went up to the mountain in search of hickory nuts, and having seen a tree well loaded with the coveted fruit opposite the end of Queen street, he unfortunately climbed the tree, and while in the act of picking the nuts, lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of over twenty feet, whereby he received several injuries.

Near the spot there is a quarry at which several workmen were engaged and seeing the accident, they went to the boy's rescue and learned his residence, but instead of placing him upon a board and carrying him home, they allowed him to remain on the ground while they sent word to his parents, and it was nearly three hours before he was taken home. Dr. Duller was sent for immediately, and after examining the boy, found that his right arm was broken in two places and that his hand was nearly severed from the wrist. His shoulder was also seriously injured, his right hip dislocated, and a fracture of his right thigh. He was also injured internally. His condition was so critical at the time that the doctor waited for Dr. Ridley to assist in operating, when it was found the system would not stand the inhalation of chloroform until nearly ten o'clock when the various dislocations were attended to. The deceased appeared to be progressing favourably until three o'clock this morning when he expired. The deceased was an intelligent and promising boy, end was a general favourite in school.


September 27, 1873


FARRELL - It was our painful duty to announce in our issue of last evening, the death of the Right Reverend John Farrell, D.D., late Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, which took place in this city at about a quarter to seven o'clock yesterday morning. At that early hour of the morning, the solemn toll of the St. Mary's Cathedral bell spread something unusual, and it was not long before the melancholy tidings were announced to his flock that this devoted and greatly beloved Bishop had been summoned before the August Judge where we sincerely trust and hope he will receive the reward of the good shepherd which we well know him to have been.

The deceased prelate had been, in the early part of the summer, in rather poor health, super induced by overwork, and in the first week of August his friends persuaded him to leave his post of duty and repair to the seaside for a few weeks' relaxation. Acting on this advice, in the second week of August he started for Rockaway Bay on Long Island, and his friends and flock hoped he would return to them perfectly restored in health. He had been gone only a few days when

to the surprise of his house, he suddenly made his appearance on the night of the 12th of August last, apparently much worse than when he left. He stated that, finding himself getting weaker every day, he made up his mind to return home at once as he dreaded being ill in a hotel or a strange house.

On the morning of the 13th, Doctors White and Billings were called in, and upon making a diagnosis of his case found that he was suffering from obstinate constipation of the bowels. He continued to sink rapidly for some days, and although every remedy that a scientific knowledge of the medical profession could suggest was applied, all hope of his recovery seemed to be lost. Still, however, he rallied and became convalescent so far as to be able to drive out. Suddenly he got a relapse, and though in a weak state, was not considered in any danger. On last Tuesday Mrs. Dr. Mount of Montreal who came up on hearing of his first attack went home believing her brother to be quite out of danger, but on Wednesday night he took a change for the worse and gradually sank until death put an end to his severe sufferings on yesterday morning.

When Dr. White made an examination on Thursday morning, he found that peritonitis had set in, and told His Lordship there was no hope of recovery. In the calmest possible manner, he said, "I am ready to go if it be God’s will to take me." He spoke to the doctor in the warmest terms of thanks and gratitude for his assiduous attention giver during his illness.

His Lordship was born in the city of Armagh, Ireland, on the 2nd June, 1820, where he resided until with his family he emigrated thence to this province, and settled in the city of Kingston in the year 1830, where the family have ever since resided.

After pursuing his studies for some time at Kingston, he was sent, by the late Bishop MacDonnell to the College of St. Sulpice at Montreal where he remained till he completed his classical course. From this institution, he entered the Sulpician Seminary under the direction of the same Order and remained there till the completion of his theological course. During his whole career, both at the College and the Seminary, he evinced great talent, and was pointed out as one who would make his mark. He had a large head and large mind, as well as a large Irish heart, which endeared him to his professors and his fellow students as well as to all who had the privilege of his acquaintance in after life.

On leaving the seminary, he was ordained priest at Montreal in May 1846, and returned to his Bishop at Kingston, shortly after which, although young, his Bishop appointed him parish priest at L,’Original. After remaining at, that station for about two years, he was recalled to Kingston where he spent some seven years, two of which he was a Professor in Regiopolis College. In this latter sphere, he had an opportunity, which he did not lose, of showing not only his scholarship

 but his great administrative ability which marked him out for early promotion in his Church.

From Kingston his Bishop, in a further token of appreciation of his genius for organization and discipline, appointed him parish priest of the town of Peterborough, where he remained governing the parish and discharging with zeal and untiring energy, the duties of his sacred calling as the Catholics of Peterborough well remember to this day and which was beautifully and warmly expressed by them in a congratulatory address which they presented to him in his withdrawing from the pastoral charge of that place after being called to the See of Hamilton.

In the year 1856, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toronto being considered too large for the charge of one Bishop, was divided into three dioceses: that is, Toronto, Hamilton, and London, and by the unanimous voice of the prelates of the Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. John Farrell, parish priest of Peterborough, was declared to be fully worthy and competent to bear rule over one of the newly-constituted dioceses. Accordingly his name with that of the Right Reverend Dr. Pinsonnault, was sent to Rome for the approval of the Pope, and by virtue of 'Letters Apostolic' of the Sovereign Pontiff, the office of Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton was conferred upon him, and he was consecrated in the Catholic cathedral of Kingston on the 11th day, 1856.

Time and space will not permit us to give in this hastily written sketch anything like an account of the labours of the deceased prelate since his assuming the office of Chief Pastor to the Catholics of the diocese of which he was the first Bishop. To give anything approaching a history of the labours of his Episcopate would make a good-sized volume which we hope someone better acquainted with his life may dedicate to his revered memory.

His Lordship arrived in Hamilton on the 24th of May of the same year and was most cordially and affectionately welcomed to his new See by his old friend and preceptor, the late lamented Vicar General Gordon, whom he at once appointed his vicar general, an office which the good old priest held till his death.

When the new bishop took possession of the Cathedral, or rather the edifice he had for one, he found but a small irregular roughcast church where now St. Mary's Cathedral, stands. That he found quite inadequate to the wants of a large congregation, and with his accustomed foresight, he at once set about to build a large cathedral on a large lot on James street south which was donated for that purpose by the late Vicar General. He at once set on foot subscription lists not only in the city but throughout his diocese, and in 1859, had all his arrangements completed to commence work when the old church was burned to the ground.

The immediate demand for church accommodation compelled him to abandon, for the present, his projected cathedral, and he at once appropriated the funds collected for the cathedral, and applied them to the rebuilding of St. Mary's church, the now fine structure on Park street. He

 never, however, abandoned what seemed to be one of the great objects of his ambition, the building of the cathedral. At the time he was taken ill, he was engaged in making arrangements to lay the foundation sometime this fall.

In March, 1862, he made his first official visit to Rome, and again in April, 1866. He left this city for Rome to take part in the ceremonies of the 18th centenary of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul. His last visit in Rome was in the fall of 1869 where he went to attend the Vatican Council. On all these occasions both on his departure and return, he was presented by his flock with addresses of farewell or welcome, couched in language expressive of their deep affection, regard, and high esteem for their spiritual guide and director to whom they appeared to be devotedly attached.

On the occasion of his return from Rome in August, 1870, he was met at the railway station by the whole catholic body of the city, old and young, male and female, and presented with an address of welcome accompanied with a magnificent carriage and pair of horses. As his lordship was drawn through the streets, followed by a large procession, many were the expressions of welcome which greeted him from his fellow citizens of various denominations, thus testifying their appreciation of him as a citizen and a friend.

For our fellow citizens who knew and appreciated His Lordship, we need not attempt to draw a character of this truly good, and we may say, great priest and loyal subject and citizen. Those who had the privilege of intimate personal acquaintance with him will not need any words of ours to paint his character. His whole life was devoted to his duties as Priest and Bishop, and indeed his devotion to the former in not inconsiderable degree shortened his days of usefulness, and left a blank not easily filled up. During his whole ministration in Hamilton, and even when on tours of visitation through his diocese, he never shrank from the most arduous duties of the simplest priest. And neither pestilence, danger, nor fatigue ever made him halt at the call to duty. A striking instance of this is within the recollection of the writer. When the Fenians made their raid into this province in 1866, the 16th Regiment, then stationed in this city, were suddenly, as we all recollect, ordered to the Niagara frontier. In this regiment were a large number of privates belonging to the bishop's faith, and fearing that some of them had not complied with the rules of their church, he started with them on the train, exhorted them to make their peace with God and be prepared to die, if need be, like true soldiers. He followed the Regiment, prepared to do his duty as a priest in the field of battle, if so required. He was made of the stuff of which good priests and good soldiers only can be made.

When his death was announced yesterday, a deep feeling of grief was expressed by all classes of our citizens, and as a mark of respect for the remains of bishop Farrell, flags were displayed at

 half-mast on the public buildings and wholesale warehouses in the city.

His manly form and genial smile will be welcomed no more on our streets, and many will say in the language of the late lamented D'Arcy McGee: "Where shall we find his equal? Where?"


September 29, 1873


JARDINE - Died in Saltfleet, on the 28th instant, of consumption, William James, son of Joseph Jardine, Esq., aged 21 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, Saltfleet, on Tuesday (to-morrow) 30th, at 3.0 o'clock a.m. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


STEPHENS - Died on September 217, 1873, Felix R. Stephens, aged 51 years.


MALLET - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, of congestion of the lungs, Mr. Samuel Mallet, aged 30 years, late of Warwick, England.


STEPHENS - On Saturday night as the last train from Toronto was leaving Oakville station, Felix P. Stephens died suddenly in one of the passenger cars. He had been ill at a place in Toronto for the past few weeks and was being conveyed under the charge of Mr. F. J. Rastrick to Hamilton as a better place for recovering, when death occurred. He was a man of intemperate habits, and for more than a week before his decease took no sustenance but strong drink. His body was taken to the dead house, King William street, on Sunday morning (yesterday) and this morning at 11 o'clock before Dr. White, a coroner's inquest was held at the Police Court. Constable McFadden acted as coroner's constable.

The following is an epitome of the evidence.

F. J. Rastrick, sworn, deposed: Deceased's name was Felix R. Stephens, was 51 years of age, born in England, was my brother-in-law. Saw him last alive on the train between Hamilton and Toronto. Received a telegram on Saturday from Toronto saying that he was in a dying state and asking me what was to be done. I sent a reply to Toronto asking whether he was in a fit state to he removed here. Got a reply that he could be removed to Hamilton with an attendant. I went to Toronto and found him in a weak state. He thought he would be able to go with me. Walked downstairs from his boarding house to get into the cab. He seemed to be irrational and spoke foolishly, Took him on board the cars (evening train), when we were near Oakville, be desired to go to the closet. Fell down while there. Got some assistance in order to bring him out. He sank from that moment and died in about two minutes. He was addicted to intemperate habits.

George Tolmy, conductor, corroborated the evidence of Mr. Rastrick as far as he knew of the circumstances touching the manner of his death.

Charles Ward, brakeman, who with the conductor assisted in getting him from the closet, was also sworn, and corroborated the testimony of the two preceding witnesses.

A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Ridley who found extensive valvular disease of the heart and disease of the liver. He thought death ensued from the fit of syncope on the cars.

The jury brought in a verdict of "death from disease of the heart brought on by excessive intemperance".

The body will be taken forthwith and buried by the Masonic Order.


MALLET - Yesterday afternoon the remains of bandsman Mallet of the H.V.F. Battery were interred with military honours. The body was conveyed to the cemetery on one of the gun carriages, and the turnout of volunteers was very large, considering the extremely short notice which bad been given. The fine band of the corps headed the procession, and the streets along the line of march were lined with citizens. At the grave a firing party from the 13th Battery, consisting twelve men under command of Colour Sergt. Omand, fired the usual salute. When the battery returned to the gun-shed, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Moved by Lieut. McMahon, seconded by Sergt Ray that the thanks of the H.V.F. Battery be extended to Messrs. Hendrie and Co. for kindly furnishing horses for the use of the battery on this occasion.

Moved by Sgt. Amor, seconded by Sergt Day that the thanks of the battery be extended to the members of the 13th Battery for turning out with the battery to pay the last, mark of respect towards our late bandsman Mallet.


October 1, 1873


VANEVERY - An inquest was held on Monday evening at Henderson's Hotel in the village of Ancaster on the body of the late John R. D. Vanevery, a young lad temporarily employed by Thomas Hunter, the proprietor of the Hamilton and Ancaster stage, to drive during his own indisposition. From the evidence taken, it appears that the stage left the village at the usual time on the regular morning trip to Hamilton, having on board some twelve passengers, and when it arrived at the foot of the mountain, one of the front wheels came off, the nut having been loosened, it is supposed, by the fearfully rough state of the road, causing it to turn over on the unfortunate lad who had been thrown to the ground when the end of the axle dropped, crushing him so that he died in about five hours afterward. The very respectable and intelligent jury who

 sat on the inquest, after carefully weighing all the facts elicited, considered the catastrophe chiefly owing to the bad state of the road, and added to their verdict some strong expressions of censure of those whose duty it is to keep the road in repair, equivalent to giving It is their opinion that the present owners of the road, if it have any, are morally, if not legally guilty of causing the young man's death. It may be stated too that they are not alone in their opinion, and there is a very general feeling of indignation that so disreputable a leading road should be allowed to exist in such an enterprising and forward a township as Ancaster. Several of the passengers in the stage were more or less severely injured, and one in particular was only saved the fate of the unlucky young, driver by being kicked clear of the wreck by one of the horses.


October 4, 1873


STEWART (Ottawa) - A hotel keeper named Stewart, of this place;, was accidentally drowned while crossing the Gatineau, opposite Aylmer village.


October 6, 1873


PALIN - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Mr. Joseph Palin, late of Cheshire, England, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral will leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ann Jeffery, No 57 Park street north, on Thursday, 9th instant, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


GILLIES - Died on the 12th September, at, the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Grace, Anglescea road, Shirley, Hampshire, England, Anna, wife of W.M. Gillies, formerly of this city.


October 8. 1873


DAVIDSON - A Mrs. Davidson, keeper of an inn near the railway station, St. John, committed suicide on Tuesday, by hanging herself.


BRAZILIAN - William Brazilian, a millwright, lately employed in Randolph and Baker’s mill, was found drowned at Indian-town ferry landing (NB) on Tuesday morning. He leaves a wife and several children. Coroner Rugby held an inquest when a verdict was returned that deceased came to his death by being drowned while under the influence of liquor.

October 9, 1873


MCLAREN - Died at Galt, on October 7th, of congestive fever, John A., youngest son of John McLaren, Esq. Waterdown, in the 21st year of his age. The funeral will leave his father’s residence to-morrow, 10th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


October 13, 1873


SIMONS - Last Saturday night, a young man, well and favourably. known in the city, named George Simons, in his 23rd year, met his death suddenly at his sleeping rooms over Rapp's law office on Main street east. He had been out for a short time in the evening, and returned at ten o'clock, going upstairs to his bedroom. There was no one by, on his return who could by any means know the manner of his death, but it is supposed that he had got out of bed to let in a small terrier dog belonging to the place, and on opening the door, had somehow fallen downstairs, as he was found dead by one of his companions about half an hour or an hour afterward, on the latter coming in. The father of the deceased is manager of a Galt bank, and himself was an efficient and steady clerk in the Bank of Commerce of this city. The death occurred there is not a shadow of a doubt, in a manner purely accidental, as he was widely known and respected as a young man of the most exemplary habits. The coroner's jury was yesterday empaneled before Dr. White and proceeded to examine the body in order that it might be removed to Galt where his father resides. In the examination, it was found that his neck had been dislocated. An inquest will be held to-night at 8 o'clock.


WILSON - We are sorry to state that the rumour of William Wilson's death was true. He closed his existence, after much suffering, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. An inquest will be held before Coroner Rosebrugh at the engine house opposite his late residence on the corner of Walnut and Maiden Lane, to-night at eight o'clock.


LEWIS - Died in this city on the 12th instant, William Sterling, son of Mr. William Lewis, in the 6th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his father’s residence, 62 York street, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SIMONS - Died in this city, on Saturday evening, 11th October 1873, in the 23rd year of his age, from the effects of an. accident, George Frederick Stuart, second son of Thomas M. Simons, Esq., of Galt, Ontario.

TAYLOR - Died at Denver City, Colorado, on the 13th instant, James B. Taylor, Esq., of this city, merchant, in the 28th year of his age.


October 14, 1873


SIMONS - An inquest was held at the Police Court last evening before Coroner White relative to the death of George Simons, the young man who met his death on Saturday evening last. Mr. R. P. Street was the foreman of the jury, before whom no other facts were brought save those that have already appeared in this paper. The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned the following verdict: "That George Frederick Stewart Vivian Simons came to his death by falling down a steep pair of stairs, thereby dislocating his neck, resulting in death".


WILSON - As announced, the inquest on the body of William Wilson, the brakeman who died from the fall between the cars on the H. and L.E. railway, on Saturday afternoon, was held before Coroner Rosebrugh last evening at the St. Patrick's Ward engine house. The decision of the jury was that the deceased came to his death from the effects of injuries received in falling between the cars of the train on the Hamilton and Lake Erie railway.


October 15, 1873


FIELD - The Orangemen of Hamilton have sustained a severe loss in the death of Mr. R. Field, which event took place at a quarter past four o'clock this morning. Mr. Field was Deputy Master of the L.O.L., No 312, and a valuable member of the Order. He was a native of Yorkshire, England, and had been a resident of Hamilton about twenty years, in the employ of R. Nisbet & Co.; Sanford, Mclnnes, & Co.; and John Macpherson & Co. He leaves a wife and two children. He enjoyed the respect of all who knew him, and his death is deeply deplored by the body of which he was a member. The funeral will take place at half past two o'clock on Friday.


October 16, 1873


FIELD - Died on Wednesday, the 15th instant, Richard Field, a native of Yorkshire, England at the age of 38 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, No 15 Grove street, at 2:30 p.m. to-morrow. Friends and acquaintances will receive this invitation to attend.


October 17, 1873


MCLAREN (Dundas) - A young man, named John McLaren, whose parents reside at

 Waterdown, has been teaching school in the Township of Dumfries and boarding in Galt. A short time since, he fell sick, became delirious, and while in that state, attempted to cut his throat with a razor. The wounds were not serious, but McLaren died from the effects of the wounds, soon after.


MCDOUGALL - About four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, a little girl, named Ida McDougall, aged 4 years, daughter of Mr. J. G. McDougall, baker, Whitby, while playing near the house, fell headlong into a newly-dug dry post hole, about ten or fifteen feet from the house. Her mother missed her for about half an hour, and on making search, found her little girl, with her face in the dust at the bottom of the well, smothered. The doctor was on hand immediately and made every effort to restore life, but failed.


October 18, 1873


ROUSSEAUX - Died at Ancaster, on Friday, the 17th instant, George Brook Rousseaux, Esq., aged 56 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock


October 20, 1873


MCPHERSON - William McPherson, of Tatamagouche, was lost overboard on the 6th instant from the steamer "Fine Brothers" off Gull rock.


O'HAYAN - A young lad, 17 of 18 years of age, named Daniel O'Hayan, employed at the Henderson House, Picton, as bus driver and porter, was instantly killed on Saturday evening by being jammed against a beam of the hotel shed while driving the bus out to go to the steamer.


MCDONALD - The steamer "Somerset", which arrived at Halifax on Wednesday morning from Boston, had three dead bodies on board. One was that of the stewardess of the steamer who was found dead in her berth; the second, that of a young married woman, named McDonald, belonging to this province, who died of childbirth in Boston; and the third was that of a person whose home was in Prince Edward Island.


MCDOUGALL (Truro) - A very sad affair occurred at Five Mile Road, near Maitland, on Saturday last, which had cast a gloom over this community. Some boys straying through the woods discovered the body of Mr. Donald McDougall, who was shot through the neck. Whether the act was deliberate or accidental, it is difficult to tell. The deceased had left his home that morning apparently in his usual state of mind.


DAVIES - Died on Sunday morning, John Davies, aged 52 years, commercial traveller.

Funeral from his late residence, 146 Rebecca street, on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


October 12, 1873


LYE - Died at Haysville, on Saturday, the 18th instant, of cancer of the breast, Emma, wife of Mr. R. G. Lye, and daughter of Mr. E. H. Marlton, Goderich, aged 38 years. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her loss.


ROBERTSON - A Charlottetown paper says: A few nights ago, an old burying ground on the farm of Mr. James McFarlane, Five Mile House, St. Peter's Road, was robbed of the body of the late James Robertson. The plate on the coffin and a small box at the head of the grave were left behind. From tracks made by the carriage wheels, as well as other indications, it is suspected that the disturbers of the dead man's bones reside in Charlottetown.


FORLEAU - A man named Forleau was drowned at Point Levi on Saturday night. He had crossed on the ferry steamer and went to an adjoining wharf to procure a carter, and it is supposed, missed his way in the dark.


MCLEOD - The body of a farmer named McLeod was found in the porch of the unoccupied Presbyterian Manse at Valcartier. It is supposed that, feeling ill, he took shelter there and died. The corner will hold an inquest.


JACKSON - Old Jackson, a coloured man, aged 111 years, died near Royal Oak, B.C., on October 1st. He was born in Virginia in 1762.


October 23, 1873


BIRGE - Died this morning, at Hartford, Conn., Mr. Martin B. Birge, son-in-law of Mr. A. S. Vail, of this city.


MCDONALD (Lucknow) - An accident occurred on the W.C. and B. railway, southern extension, about half a mile north of Lucknow, on Monday, the 20th instant, by which four gravel cars were thrown off the track by running against an ox. There were about one hundred men on the train, two of whom had their legs broken. The first, Alexander McDonald, was so severely smashed as to necessitate amputation. He died last night. The other, James Mobar, is doing well. There were in all, fifteen or sixteen men more or less injured.


October 24, 1873


MOORE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Jane Johnston, wife of the late Samuel James

 Moore, aged 66 years. Funeral will leave 183 Hughson street north on Sunday afternoon, at half past two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


October 25, 1873


FREEMAN - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, after a short illness, William Freeman, in the 78th year of his age. Funeral will leave his son's residence, 262 John street north, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.


MCKEOWN - Died on the 24th instant, Mrs. Sarah McKeown, at her son's residence No 22 Napier street, in her 90th year. Funeral on Monday, the 27th, at 2 o'clock.


October 27, 1873


ROBB (Forest) - A fearful tragedy occurred here about five o'clock yesterday. As Mr. Shoults was passing a train on the Grand Trunk, he discovered three human beings in a pool of water about six by thirty feet, and not more than one foot deep, formed by the last rains in a gravel pit within a few feet of the railway tracks. The first object which attracted his attention was a woman struggling in the water, evidently in a dying state, and on further examination, he discovered the bodies of her husband and child already dead.

From what can be learned, the husband first put the child in the water, and then laid himself on top of it, and then suffocated himself in the mud and water, as his back was actually dry.

The woman appears to have made a determined effort to drown herself, but was frustrated in her design by the timely arrival of Mr. Shoults.

The deceased James Robb had a through ticket from Chicago to Brockville, and was going to Smiths Falls where his relatives reside. From a letter in his possession, he appears to have hailed from Kansas City, Missouri. They got off No 3 train yesterday, and informed Mr. Jennings of the British Queen Hotel, in a great state of excitement, that they were followed by some men in the cars with the intention of murdering them. Mr. Jennings did everything in his power to quiet their fears and set before them a dinner. They were missed from the hotel at about 4:30 p.m.

Mrs. Robb was brought, when discovered, to Mr. R. Smith's hotel where, under proper treatment, she was speedily restored. Since her recovery, she appears to be in a sane mind, although she makes conflicting statements. E. G. Conklin, reeve, has placed a constable in charge of her for the present. An inquest will be held this afternoon. Telegrams have been sent to Kansas City and Smiths Falls.

LEE (Montreal) - Yesterday afternoon at 3:30, while an Englishman, named Robert Lee, was engaged with others at the engine works of Mr. E. E. Gilbert, St. Joseph's street, in hoisting up a piece of machinery, the tackle broke, coming down with great force on Lee, killing him instantly.


MCCABE (Napanee) - A most shocking accident occurred about one mile east of here last night by which a man, named McCabe, a moulder from Watertown, was run over by a passing train, the wheels passing over his abdomen, separating his legs from his body, and killing him instantly. Deceased is supposed to have been intoxicated.


SLEEP (Port Colborne) - The Welland Railway passenger train coming south last night ran over and killed a man named George Sleep, formerly of Thorold, where his friends reside. The body was found this morning, and identified by a letter found in his pocket. The man got on the afternoon train for Thorold, slightly intoxicated, and jumped off at Welland Junction. From there he started to walk to Port Colborne in the evening and was run over by the train. His friends were notified, and the body was taken to Thorold for burial.


DRYSDALE - Died on Saturday evening, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James Charlton, Alexander Drysdale, aged 73 years. The remains will be conveyed to Goderich for interment.


PETTIT - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 26th instant, Mrs. Henry O. Pettit, in the 48th year of her age. The funeral will leave the residence of W. Gillespy, No 110 Rebecca street, for the Burlington cemetery, to-morrow (Tuesday), the 28th instant, at half past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


November 1, 1873


DAVIS - Died in this city, November 1st, Mr. Samuel Robert Davis, in the 52nd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 142 Main street west, on Monday, the 3rd instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


November 3, 1873


WODEHOUSE -Died in this city, on Sunday, November 2nd, Sarah, the beloved wife of Samuel Wodehouse, in the 27th year of her age. The funeral will leave her husband's residence, corner of Bay and Cannon streets, to-morrow (Tuesday) for Stoney creek, at 10 a.m. sharp. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

KIRKENDALL - It is with feelings of regret that we are called to announce the death, in his 40th years, of George W. Kirkendall, late Reeve of the township of Barton. His demise was brought on through inflammation of the bowels, caused by over-exertion in lifting a ladder on Saturday week, while engaged in superintending some repairs on a portion of Simpson, Stuart & Co.’s wholesale house on McNab street. The deceased had been affected with inflammation of the bowels a year previous to the attack which terminated in death on Saturday evening last at about half past nine, and from the time of the first attack had been left with a much weakened constitution, frequently being taken with violent pains after exerting himself by lifting. Though he felt quite weak and exhausted from the pain he underwent on the occasion spoken of, he recovered so much that on Sunday he attended the Sabbath school at Burkholder's church, Barton, of which school he was the esteemed superintendent, and seemed very cheerful during the whole day. In the evening, however, he began to suffer symptoms of inflammation, and was confined to his bed from that moment till he died. During his short sickness, he was attended by numbers of his many friends in Barton and this city who exhibited their concern and regard for his recovery, in many ways.

The deceased was a native of this country and spent a respected but quiet life on his father's farm in the township of Barton. Growing to man's estate, he succeeded on his father's death to the farm, where he remained until six months ago when he entered into partnership with Kelly & Co, machinists of this city, and made rapid progress in the business of the firm by his energy and integrity of character.

He was some years ago elected to occupy a place in the Barton Township Council, and was a moving spirit there from the time he entered. Last year he was elected Deputy Reeve, and this year was chosen Reeve of that council, an earnest of the high position to which he would have attained had he been spared to live. His father, and grandfather before him, were men greatly loved and respected by all who knew them, the latter having settled in Barton, then unsettled and unnamed, as a United Empire Loyalist.

Seldom, if ever, before has a death taken place in that vicinity which has caused as much unfeigned sorrow among all classes as has the decease of the late Mr. Kirkendall, and it may be a long time ere the vacant chair in the County Council is filled by one as able and good.


November 7, 1873


CARMICHAEL, FINNEAN, SPENCE, SIBBALD, IRELAND, WEAR - (Oshawa) The steamer "Bavaria" took fire last night about eight o'clock when opposite Oshawa. She was a mass of flames in an instant, and only two boats were lowered. Both of them reached land, containing twenty-two persons altogether.

There were fourteen remaining who are almost without a doubt lost. Amongst the fourteen are the Captain, Mr. Carmichael, of Toronto; the chief engineer, William Finnean, of Prescott; the steward, William Spence, of Lachine; also three lady passengers: Mrs. Sibbald and daughter of Brockville; Mrs. Ireland of Kingston; and Mrs. Hillyard Wear of Chatham.


November 11, 1873


RALSTON - Died in this city, November 11, Robert Ralston, aged 47 years. Funeral from 39 Hurter street east, or Thursday next, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MCGOWAN - An inquest was held in Belle Ewart on Monday, at Palmer's hotel, by Dr. Lund, coroner, on the body of John McGowan, a butcher of that place. A verdict was returned by the jury that death was caused by the excessive drinking of intoxicating liquors.


DUFRESNE - Mr. Joseph Dufresne, Sheriff of Iberville, died in Montreal, on Wednesday of last week. He represented the County of Montcalm in the old Assembly of Canada, in the Conservative interest, from 1854 down to Confederation, and at that epoch was elected to the House of Commons for the same county. In 1871, he resigned his seat, and was appointed Sheriff of the District of Iberville.


November 14, 1873


OLIVER - With reference to the shooting accident to George Oliver of Ancaster, chronicled recently in these columns, the Dundas "Banner" reports that it terminated fatally. It says that immediately after the mishap, the unfortunate man was kindly cared for, but medical aid was of no avail, and he died the following Saturday morning. He was an unmarried man, 31 years of age, a Scotchman by birth, and had resided in the village almost two years, where he was much respected.


COX, COLLEY, HEWITT - A dreadful accident occurred in Rochesterville on Friday. The side of the Wesleyan Church, on which four men were at work, fell in, and two of them, one named Cox and the other Colley, were crushed to death. A third, name Hewitt, is fatally injured, and the fourth, Geo. Clarke, escaped with a torn shirt and some slight bruises.

November 17, 1873


FISH - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, W. H. Alford, of Brantford, Mary Fish, relict of the late Richard Fish. The funeral will take place from the Hamilton station to Burlington cemetery at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, 19th instant. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


BEEBE - The Foresters assembled at the hall yesterday afternoon, and marched in a body to the Methodist New Connexion church where an eloquent funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. W. Smyth upon the late brother Beebe. The Foresters have shown marked kindness and liberality toward the widow of the deceased, and cannot but prosper if this fraternal feeling is continued.


November 18, 1873


YOUNG - A man named Young, a ship carpenter, who arrived at St. Catharines recently from Oakville and got employment at Simpson's shipyard, got on a heavy spree last week which induced an attack of delirium tremens. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. On Sunday morning he was found dead in his bed, having expired some time on Saturday night.


HARRIS - Almost two weeks ago, a young man named Hamilton Harris, of Nassagaweya, was out with some friends who were chopping wood in the woods near Kilbride when he asked leave to assist in cutting down a tree. This was granted and the young man, seeing the tree topple, stepped off a distance from the trunk. The tree, a very large one, came down with terrible force, and in reaching the ground, a large bough was broken off and hurled with such velocity towards him that before he could dodge, he received a blow upon the head that levelled him to the ground. He never spoke afterward, and died in about seven hours from the moment of the accident.


November 19, 1873


SAGAR - Last Monday night, about ten o'clock, a man named Sagar, went into the Anglo-American Hotel, Belleville, and sat down in an armchair. In a few minutes, it was discovered that he had died. Dr. Burdett held an inquest on the body, and a verdict of "death from natural causes" was rendered.


DUFRESNE - On the 13th instant, while Mr. Joseph Dufresne, brother of Mr. A. Dufresne of the Montreal Post Office, was out on a shooting excursion near Pittfield, Mass, and was walking in front of a friend, the latter stumbled, causing his gun to go off. The charge entered the back of Mr. Dufresne, and he died in fourteen hours after.

His remains were escorted to the Pittfield railway station by the Fire Company of which he was a member, and a number of citizens.


JOHNSTON (Brantford) - Death of Chief Seneca Johnston of the Six Nations: This venerable and well-known chief died a few days ago on the Reserve of Tuscarora, regretted by his people and by others who knew him, for he was a noble specimen of his race, honest, kind, and genial. His presence and his voice will be greatly missed in the Council House. A few years ago, he with his wife, embraced Christianity, were christened & married in the Tuscarora church, the Revs. Nelles, Elliott, and Roberts officiating, and at the request of the old Chief, Mr. Gilkison, Superintendent, standing as godfather. It was an interesting and solemn occasion. Ever since, though surrounded by influences of his pagan friends, he stood fast by his new faith, and always evinced his feelings and interest in the services of the church, his last request being that he should be buried in the burial ground of the church, which was done by the Rev. Mr. Anthony, one of the Six Nations, in the presence of a large concourse of people. His wife had preceded him to that happy and everlasting home that they, no doubt, joyfully looked forward to.


November 20, 1873


BIRON - A medical student at Montreal, named Antoine Biron, 18 years of age, from St. Cuthbert, was found dead in his bed on Wednesday morning. He retired to bed on Tuesday night in good health. One of his companions and a boarder went into his bedroom about a quarter past seven on Wednesday morning and found him lying a corpse. The verdict of apoplexy was returned by the coroner's jury.


HURD - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, in the 86th year of her age, Mary Davidson, widow of the late John Hurd. Funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from her late residence at No 59 east Hunter street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


November 21, 1873


BLAKENEY - Died at Hazelwood, Cayuga, on the 18th instant, Emma, beloved wife of Thomas Blakeney, Esq., and youngest daughter of the late Charles Jones, Esq., of Killincarrick House, Dolgany, Ireland.


November 22, 1873


GREENHILL - Died at his late residence, No 70 Queen street south, Mr. David Greenhill, in the 63rd year of his age.

The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TAYLOR - A coloured man, named Taylor, fell from the roof of the Halifax Club House on Thursday, and died at the hospital on Friday night.


FRANKLIN - George Franklin, a resident of a lane of St. Francis de Salle street, Montreal, is under arrest on suspicion of having murdered his wife last night. He pretends that she died while drunk, in which condition he left her on going to bed.


November 24, 1873


Placentia, Newfoundland: The Anglo-American steamer "Robert Lane", after connecting Lamanche and Placentia town by cable, left the latter port on the 19th instant, bound to St. John's at 4 p.m. At 4 a.m., the weather being thick, wind south-west and high, the ship struck heavily near St. Shotts, and in a very few minutes filled and settled down so fast that it was found impossible to get the lifeboats afloat. Three other boats, containing 23 people, succeeded in getting clear of the wreck and remained by it till daylight. Captain Tidmarsh was on the bridge at the time of the disaster. He was perfectly calm and took in the whole situation at a glance. He ordered the boats to be cleared away, etc., and perished by sticking to his vessel to the last. Five minutes after striking, the ship's poop was under water. Had five minutes been vouchsafed him, he would, doubtless, have saved all hands. Mr. McKinden of the Heart's Content staff, and Mr. Day, second steward, were drowned in the cabin. The boy, Wagstaff, perished in his bunk. The rest were swept off the decks by heavy seas which in a few hours reduced the steamer to atoms. On Friday, five bodies were picked up and buried.

The following are the names of the lost.

-J. TIDMARSH, commander

-F. PAROLAIN, chief engineer

-PARGENT, third engineer

-TUGH, fourth engineer

-BUBLOCK, engineers' storekeeper

-MACLNTYRE and CARPENTER, quarter-masters



-DAY, second steward

-BENAVES, third steward

-GATES, chief cook

-DOOLIM, and GALLAGHER, firemen the latter killed in landing

-MCKINDEN, electrician


November 27, 1873


IRVING - The Guelph "Herald" give the following particulars of a horrible accident near Eramosa. An accident occurred on the Eramosa Road, near the old race course, by which a married man named Irving, residing near Matthew's tavern in Eramosa, about five miles from Guelph, lost his life. He and two others were engaged in digging out gravel, and had worked into the bank, leaving a considerable frozen crust above. Just before the fatal moment, the wagon was backed up to the pit, and while his companions were engaged forward, Irving worked at the tail of the wagon. Without a second's warning, the bank gave way and buried the poor fellow beneath a heap of clay and snow. One of his companions went in search of assistance while the other set vigorously to work to dig Irving out. Mr. Walter West and several others were soon on the spot and the clay quickly removed, but Irving was found to be fatally injured, his bowels protruding, and in a few minutes he was dead. His remains were conveyed to his home and Dr. Herald sent for, but owing to the nature of the facts, he did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. Irving was a poor man and leaves a wife and five children on the cold mercies of the world.


November 28, 1873


SCHELAC - A man named Schelac was killed or the Drummond Colliery Railway on Saturday night by falling over a bridge on the road. His remains were found next morning.


JOHNSON - The man, Johnson, stabbed in the head by a young man named Hope in an altercation at Merritton a few days ago died at the Mansion House, Homer, on Tuesday afternoon.


STOCKALL - John Stockall, a labourer employed about Richmond depot, was run over by a shunting train Thursday forenoon, and killed. His body was cut into four pieces, his head on one side of the track and his legs and trunk between the rails. The deceased was 65 years of age and leaves a grown up family.


MCDONALD - An accident occurred in the Vale Colliery, Pictou, on Friday night, by which Daniel McDonald was killed. He was on a trolley with two other men coming up the slope when the bar broke and the trolley descended to the bottom. The other two men were seriously injured.


FLAHERTY - Three persons living in a yard off Hermine street, Montreal, a man and a woman and a boy aged ten, died Thursday afternoon from drinking some poisonous liquid from a bottle, supposed to be spirits. They are suspected of having stolen the bottle. Five more are suffering from the effects of the poison, some of whom are not expected to live.

The woman's name is Mary Jane Drennan wife of one Flaherty, a man well-known to the police. The house where the tragedy took place is dirty in the extreme. Squalid misery is on every hand and the inmates are lying in rags and filth.


November 29, 1873


JOHNSTON - The funeral sermon of the late Sarah Johnston will be preached by the Rev. S. Williamson in the Methodist Episcopal church, John street, to-morrow evening at 6:30.


December 1, 1873


REDMAN - Died in this city, on the 30th ultimo, Mr. Robert Redman, printer, aged 28 years and 8 months. The funeral will leave his late residence, 79 Caroline street north, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


December 3, 1873


ROLLETT - William Rollett, an old man, took an apoplectic fit in the woods at Country Harbour, Guysboro, N.S., the other day, and died before assistance reached him.


FRASER - Two infants of William Fraser of Petrolia were poisoned last Monday night near Watford. They had the thrush, and instead of wasking (An act of "waking up" that involves a liquid, preferably water) their mouths with a preparation ordered by the doctor, the friends used a bottle of laudanum by mistake. One child died on Tuesday morning. The other is alive with hopes of recovery.


CHOQUETTE - On Monday, as the train on the South-eastern Counties Railway which leaves St. John at 4:30, was approaching West Farnham and when at McGuinne's crossing, a man name Leon Choquette attempted to cross in front of it with a team drawing a load of wood. Before he could get clear, however, the engine struck him. The train was immediately stopped, and the unfortunate man found in front of the engine with his left leg broken, and suffering from internal injuries. The conductor had him conveyed to West Farnham where medical attendance was procured, but all efforts to save his life were unavailing, and he died the same evening. The deceased, who was about 60 years of age, leaves a wife and family. No blame is attached to the company.

December 4, 1873


TOPPIN - James Toppin, son of George Toppin, who lives about three miles from Farmersville, on Wednesday while in the woods chopping, was instantly killed by a tree falling and striking him on the head.


LABADIE - A man named William Labadie was drowned last Tuesday night while attempting to cross the river on the ice at Chatham. Dr. Severight held an inquest Wednesday morning when a verdict of accidental death was returned.


GORDON (Guelph) - Only a week ago, we recorded the death of Mrs. James Gordon, daughter of the late Mr. John McNeil, and to-day we have the melancholy duty of recording the death of her husband who at the time of her death was lying ill of typhoid fever. The sorrowing parents have the hearty sympathy of the community by which, in the space of eight days, they have lost their daughter and son-in-law. Both bodies will be brought to Guelph to-morrow (Thursday) and the funeral will take place from the Grand Trunk station on the arrival of the 2 p.m. express, to the Union cemetery.


December 5, 1873


WEIR - Died at Hamilton, December 4th, Sarah Jones, wife of William Weir, aged 41 years. Funeral will leave her husband's residence, Inchbury street north, on Saturday at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CRYSLER - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Elmina, third daughter of B. and D. Crysler, aged 23 years and 1 month. The funeral will leave her father's residence, corner of Cherry street and Maiden Lane, on Sunday, the 8th instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


December 6, 1873


MCRAE - J. McRae was drowned from the schooner "Emmanuel" on the trip between Pictou and Charlottetown, last week.


MASSEVREY - Captain Massevrey of the schooner "Pearl" fell overboard and was drowned on the passage from Charlottetown to Pictou on last Sunday. The deceased and his son were the only persons on board, and the father sank. The son ran the schooner ashore at Dallas Point.


MOORE - Last Thursday night about seven o'clock as Hugh Moore, mail carrier, was on his way from Barrie to Apton, it appears the sulky in which he was riding, upset into a ditch,

throwing the unfortunate man out on his head. He was found about three hours afterward. The body was still warm, but all efforts to resuscitate him proved unavailing.


CRYSLER - We hear with regret of the death yesterday of Miss Ella Crysler of this city. Her decease was caused by consumption under a lingering attack of which she suffered two or three years previous. She was admired and respected by all who knew her, as a pious young lady of estimable qualities, and the intelligence of her demise will be heard with deep sorrow by all with whom she had been acquainted.


POWELL - Died at his residence on the mountain, on the 6th instant, Thomas S. Powell, Esq., aged 68 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place on Monday, the 8th instant, at 2 o'clock, from the family residence, to St. Peter's Church, Barton. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

We record to-day the death of another old settler, Mr. Thomas S. Powell. His demise took place this morning at his residence on the mountain where he has lived for the past forty-five years. The deceased had been a prominent man among our citizens in times long passed, having always been foremost in all that contributed to the welfare of Hamilton. He was a native of England end emigrated to Canada when quite a young man. The funeral will take place on Monday next at 2 p.m. from Mr. Powell's late residence to Barton old church.


MCKEE - A young farmer named McKee was killed in Nepean during the storm, by the barn door closing upon him and literally smashing him to death.


December 8, 1873


SHANNASON - A man named Shannason was run over and instantly killed by a loaded trolley on the Spring Hill Railway the other day.


BENNET - A man named Bennet cut his throat at Digby on Saturday last, and died immediately. He was a widower, 40 years of age, and leaves four children.


LESLIE - The Hon. James Leslie, a senator, died Sunday morning at his residence on Parthensis street, Montreal. The deceased was over eighty years of age, and has taken a prominent part in political affairs during his life.


POMINVILLE - Francis P. Pominville, advocate and law partner of the late Sir George Cartier, died last Saturday evening about nine o'clock at his residence, No 3 Cornwall Terrace,

St. Dennis street, Montreal. He was only 43 years of age, and was carried off by a disease of several months standing.


RODDICK, BUMEE - On Saturday morning, a dreadful accident occurred at the Grand Trunk crossing at Cataraqui, three miles from Kingston. Two men were instantly killed, one named John Roddick, of Cobourg, but more recently of Lyndhurst; and William Bumee, of Seeley's Bay, a stage driver. They were returning about midnight to the city driving a horse and buggy. Though it was bright and clear, and the engineer whistled, they drove on to the track in front of the mixed train going east, and were killed, Roddick instantly, and Bumee dying in the General Hospital on Sunday afternoon. The horse was pitched fifty yards and instantly killed. Both the deceased were fine-looking unmarried men. The accident created an unpleasant sensation in the city.


December 9, 1873


BLAKE - The death of the Hon. Oliver Blake is announced. Mr. Blake, most of our readers will be aware, was a member of the Dominion Senate in which his death leaves a vacancy. The deceased was born in 1822 of Irish parentage. He has been in public life for many years. There will, of course, be the usual amount of speculation as to who is to succeed him. If we mistake not, the seat belongs by right to our respected fellow-citizen, the Hon. H. B. Bull, who all would be pleased to see elevated to the dignity of senator.


MALLOCK - Judge Mallock died suddenly on Saturday night, the 6th instant, at Perth, of heart disease.


CHANTEL - The police authorities are enquiring into the circumstances attendant upon the sudden death of the wife of one Chantel, of St. Acre's, last week. Marks of violence were found on her body, and one of her fingers was broken.


December 10, 1873


LOGIE - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Alexander Logie, Esq., Judge of the County of Wentworth, aged 49 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Markland street, on Friday next, at 2:30 p.m.


The news that His Honour Judge Alexander Logie has at length been gathered to his fathers will be received with general regret. The event was not unexpected. The Judge went to Europe last summer in a well-nigh hopeless search after health, and when he returned, it was but too evident that he had come home to die. For some time it has been evident that the end was drawing near,

 and the news we publish to-day, while it will grieve many, will surprise few.

Judge Logie was a native of Scotland, and at the time of his death, was in the fiftieth year of his age. He studied law in the office of Mr. (now Sir John) Macdonald at Kingston, and came to Hamilton to practice his profession in 1848. Upon the retirement of Judge O'Reilly from the Bench in 1854, Mr. Logie received the appointment,, and he has since, except during the period of his illness, performed the duties of his high office with a most conscientious adherence to his conviction of duty.

The Judge's principal recreation was a study of botany and horticulture of which he was very fond. He was at various time president of the Horticultural Association and of the Hamilton Association before which he read several papers on the subject of his favourite study.

The death of Mr. Logie will carry unfeigned sorrow to many a household. It is improper in a public journal to parade the private virtues of a private gentlemen to the public gaze, and yet a proper estimate of this most estimable man cannot be formed without intruding upon his private life The writer has had frequent opportunities of studying his character, as well in its beauties as its defects. To the profession he was most obliging and considerate, most patient in listening to the long arguments addressed to him and most courteous in combatting their conclusions.

To his family, it will be a melancholy satisfaction to know that a meeting of the Bar is being held this afternoon at which a feeling and proper expression of their esteem of Mr. Logie's character will be given, in which the whole community will sympathize.


MCKEAGNEY - Dr. McKeagney, Assistant Superintendent of the Dartmouth Insane Asylum, and a son of Judge McKeagney of Manitoba, died Tuesday afternoon, after a long illness.


GIROUX - Among the certificates of death at Montreal during the last week is one of Jacques Giroux who was one hundred years and seven months old. It certifies that he was born in St. Jacques le Linear, had lived in the city since 1800, and died of weakness caused by old age.


STEVENS - The Hon. William H. Stevens, senator, of St. John, N.B., died on Tuesday morning. He was a member of the Executive Council of New Brunswick from October 1854 to May 1856, and from June 1857 to March 1865. He was surveyor-general from October 1854 to March 1855 when he became Commissioner of Public Works which office he held until May 1856. He also held the same office from June 1857 to September 1863. He was delegate in Quebec in 1862 in reference to the construction of the Intercolonial Railway. He was a member of the Charlottetown Union Conference in 1864, and also of the Quebec conference which succeeded it the same year. He was called to the Senate in May 1867.


WILLIAMS - A heartless case of inhumanity has been brought to light in East Saginaw lately. On Sunday last, the dead body of a coloured girl, fourteen years old, was found in a small tenement room occupied by the girl and her mother. The girl, whose name is Emma Jane Williams, had been ailing for some time, and it was supposed she had the consumption. Her mother, Frances Jones, has been in the habit of beating the child. Sunday, she administered such a terrible castigation with a rope that the girl died of the effects thereof. As soon as the death of the girl was made public, the mother was arrested.

The indignation of the coloured people was such that threats of lynching were uttered, and the prisoner was, in consequence, removed to the county jail. A post mortem examination of the body was made. It presented a horrible sight. The girl had been locked up repeatedly all day in her room and had nearly starved. Her body was covered with bruises and marks of the beatings she had received.

A coroner's jury was held and a verdict was rendered that deceased came to her death from injuries inflicted by her mother. The mother was shortly after arraigned, charged with murder. She is a woman of about thirty years of age, and for the last eight years has resided in Detroit. She formerly resided in Chatham, Ontario. The girl was an intelligent child, was born in Chatham, and was adopted by a family named Williams. It is said that Williams died some two years since, and willed property to the amount of $3000 to the deceased girl. The object of the mother, it is alleged, was to get rid of the care of the girl and get possession of the property.


December 11, 1873


BLAKE - The report of Senator Blake's death, as announced in the papers two days ago, is incorrect. The senator is still alive, but very low.


December 12, 1873


MCCULLY - Wesley McCully, a young man, was instantly killed while chopping cordwood on North Mountain, King's County, N.S., last week


WADDINGTON - The body of a lady named Mrs. Waddington was found dead about a half-mile from the village of Princeton about nine o'clock last Wednesday night. Dr. Clerk, coroner, held an inquest when a verdict of "Death from the visitation of God" was returned by the jury. The deceased was about 45 years of age, and has of late been a resident of Paris, Ontario.

HANLON (St. John) - At half past four last Monday afternoon a crowd collected in the neighbourhood of Oilman's livery stable, Woodstock, N.B., where it was reported that a man named Lynch had murdered another named Hanlon. The facts as far as we can learn are that Lynch went into the stable to get a horse, but owing to some cause that has not yet transpired, the hostler Hanlon refused to let him have one. Lynch used exasperating and insolent language towards the hostler who retorted, and the result was blows and a scuffle in which Hanlon was thrown down by Lynch. As the latter got up. Hanlon stretched himself out and was dead in five minutes. There were great many stories going in reference to the sad affair, and much excitement prevails, but the above are the main facts. It is stated that Hanlon was subject to heart disease, and it may be that the excitement brought on an attack of the malady, with fatal results.


HUDSON - Died at his residence, York, Grand River, on the 11th instant, Charles L. Hudson, after a long and painful illness which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, the 14th instant, at 2 p.m.


December 13, 1873


MUNRO - Died in this city, 53 Gore street, Catherine Munro, in the 60th year of her age. Funeral at 3 o'clock on Monday. Friends will please attend.


JOHNSON - News has been received of the death at Cheltenham, England, of the Hon. J. W. Johnson, late Judge in Equity, in Nova Scotia. He was a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and was 82 years of age.


BENNET - The body of a middle-aged man was found upon the beach near Grafton on Thursday afternoon. The face and hands were considerably disfigured. The body was no doubt washed ashore during the late heavy gale. There was a pair of coarse boots on the feet. He also has on a shirt, pants, and a vest which were of a dark material. The coroner being notified, the body was removed to the town hall preparatory to holding an inquest. The body is supposed to be that of a man named Bennett of Cobourg who has been missing for some time.


December 15, 1873


FRITZACHE - Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Emil Fritzache, aged 53 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, York street, on Wednesday at two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

LOCKE (Ottawa) - The death of another senator Is reported, making four deaths in that body in one week. This time it is Nova Scotia which loses a representative, Senator Locke of Shelburne, aged 58. No particulars have been received.


December 17, 1873


HOGLE - A child of Mr. Hogle, of Storrington, during the absence of the father and mother on Monday, was burned severely by coming in contact with the stove, and died three hours afterward.


KELLERS - Mr. David Kellers, ex-warden of the County of Welland, died at his residence in Port Dalhousie Tuesday morning from the injuries received a few days ago by falling off the Welland Railway bridge at that place.


December 18, 1873


DECARTE - Mme. Decarte, aged 38, while walking across her bedroom at her residence in Montreal, on Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock, fell suddenly on the floor and expired. The cause as determined by the coroner's jury was congestion of the lungs.


STITT - A sad and fatal accident occurred in the Township of Colborne on Tuesday. While William Stitt was killing hogs, he slipped and fell on the knife he was using, which entered his breast near the shoulder. He died in about an hour and a half after the accident. He was a young man, about 28 years of age, and highly respected.


December 22, 1873


STONE - Died on Sunday, 21st instant, Jacob Stone, aged 63 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 25 Wellington street south, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TOPPING - One of the most frightful murders and attempted self-destruction by the murderer took place near Sweaburg in the Township of West Oxford yesterday (Sunday) morning between the hours of six and seven o'clock, that has been put on record for years. The murderer, Timothy Topping, a man who has hitherto borne a most respectable character, and in good circumstances, murdered in their beds, his wife and four of his children, two boys and two girls, ranging in age from five to twelve years. The murderer seems to have been depressed for some time past and

 laboured under the hallucination that nothing but starvation was before him and his family which consisted in all of eight children, five boys and three girls. During the whole of Saturday night he laboured under extreme excitement and did not go to bed at all. About the hour mentioned, with one blow from his powerful arm administered to each, he nearly severed the heads of his four little children from their bodies, with a small axe. The head of one of them was only attached to the body by a strip of skin. He instantly rushed at his wife, who was a powerful woman weighing about 300 and by two well-directed blows, split her head open to her neck. He then gashed his own throat with the axe, but did not get deep enough to put an end to his own miserable life. The four remaining children, who were in an attic over the room where the diabolical deed was committed, which was only reached by a step ladder, upon hearing the screams of their mother, came down to where their father was.

The latter, upon seeing the youngest of the three remaining sons, made a rush after him, and with his throat cut, chased him for about three quarters of a mile to kill him also, but fortunately he managed to escape. The poor little fellow, half dead with fright and who was nearly naked, then dressed himself and alarmed the neighbours. The excitement in the neighbourhood was most intense, and fully a thousand people visited the scene of the murder yesterday.

He gave as a reason for the outrage that he sitting thinking of his trouble, and all at once the thought struck him to kill all his family who were in a measure dependent on him and he killed all but two, that there were two others he intended to kill. He is still in a very precarious state, but the medical attendants think that he will recover. An inquest will be held upon the remains of the deceased this afternoon. In the meantime, the murderer is under arrest.


NESBIT (Lindsay) - This morning at 8 o'clock, David Nesbit, tried and convicted at the late assizes for shooting Miss Hopwood on the 12th of July last, was hung at this place. The execution was private, only a few persons beyond the officers being present. At the appointed hour, Nesbit came forth from his cell, accompanied by the Sheriff and two clergymen, and walked to the scaffold with a firm step, he displaying no emotion whatever, and met his death like a man as he had declared. When on the scaffold he made a brief address in which he asserted his complete innocence, and declared the woman had shot herself.

After religious services, the trap was sprung and the body fell seven feet. Death appeared easy. After hanging half an hour the body was cut down. An inquest was held, a verdict being returned in accordance with the circumstances. Nesbit reviled the proceedings of the clergymen who tried to bring him to a penitent mood, and died without giving any sign of repentance.

December 23, 1873


SMALLWOOD - Dr. Smallwood died at his residence, Montreal, on Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock of dropsy from which he has been ailing for about three years. He was about 66 years of age, was born in England, and has been in the city since 1832, the year of the cholera. He was much beloved by a large circle of acquaintances. For several years past, he had charge of the Montreal observatory.


MCMAHON (Waterdown) - Mrs. McMahon, living on Burlington Plains, when coming here last evening, fell dead at the entrance to the village. A jury was summoned by Coroner Skinner, and a verdict was given that the deceased died of apoplexy.


December 26, 1873


MCHARG - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Margaret, only daughter of James McHarg. The funeral will leave her father's residence, 288 York street, at 8 o'clock, on Saturday, the 27th instant. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


NEVILLE - An inquest was held on the body of the late Joseph Neville, who was drowned in the Bay last Tuesday, at the Dundurn Inn on Wednesday last at noon, before Dr. White. The verdict was rendered of accidental death from drowning.


BELL (London) - A fatal stabbing affray occurred last night at the Dorchester station, a man named Bell being the victim. It seems that a lot of railway woodmen, coloured, visited McMullen's tavern for liquor, they being then intoxicated, and had a dispute with him. They wanted a kind of liquor which he would not give them. They ended by assaulting him. Then ensued a general melee, McMullen's friends who were in the bar taking sides against the coloured men. The row was renewed outside in the course of which Bell was stabbed repeatedly by one of the combatants, it is not precisely known by whom. He died from his wounds in a couple of hours afterward. McMullen, and two other persons named Kellar and Williams, were to-day arrested and brought to London on suspicion of being the guilty parties. An inquest will be held to-morrow by Coroner Moore.


December 30, 1873


TRYONS (Barrie) - The murderer Tryons suffered the extreme penalty of the law this morning. The prisoner appeared haggard and worn through long confinement. He walked up the scaffold steps firmly. He did not speak, but his lips moved as if in prayer. Rev. Mr. Morgan prayed, and at the conclusion of the Lord's Prayer, the bolt was drawn, and in a few minutes he had passed into eternity without a struggle.


December 31, 1873


MAILMAN - Peter Mailman was hanged at Lunenburg at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday for the murder of his wife. The execution took place behind the jail in the presence of about 3000 people.


ANNO DOMINI 1873 - Many friends of Anno Domini 1873 will learn with regret that the old gentleman is now on his death bed and that the doctors say he cannot live to see to-morrow.