Hamilton Spectator

Deaths January-September 1875


January 5, 1875


BUTCHART - David Butchart, youngest son of Mr. A. Butchart, of Owen Sound, was drowned in a tank of water near the river last Monday morning. The little boy had been sent for a pail of water, and it is supposed that he dropped the pail in the tank, and in endeavouring to reach it, overbalanced himself, and fell in.


PAXTON, IRELAND - A sad gloom has been cast over Port Perry by the sudden death of Mr. Charles Paxton, also by that of Mr. Daniel Ireland, having on New Year's day accidentally shot himself so seriously as to leave little hope of his recovery. Both gentlemen were much respected.


ROYLOSS - At Windsor, Nova Scotia, on Saturday night, William Royloss, formerly station master at Annapolis, and of late a resident of Windsor, when retiring, set fire to his bed, and before assistance reached him, he was so badly burned that he died in four hours.


JERSEY - A gardener, named Jersey, aged 82 years, employed at Adam Ferguson's Athol House, Campbelltown, was burnt to death on Friday evening.


GRATTON - A child named Gratton was burnt to death in a burning house in the Tabusiantic Road, between Miramichi and Bathurst.


BURROWS (Ottawa) - Mr. Burrows, of the Governor-General's affairs, died yesterday much regretted. He was a nephew of Lord Monck.


January 6, 1875


LAURY - About three weeks ago, a young man from Buffalo, N.Y., by the name of George Laury, came to this city to purchase the bar and billiard hall of the Royal Hotel, with Mr. Wm. Gerrison of the St. Nicholas Hotel. But some unforeseen obstacle prevented them from purchasing. On the 23rd of December, Mr. Laury left this city for the city of New York, arriving thereon the 24th of December and putting up at the St. Charles Hotel. At an early hour, Mr. Laury requested to be shown to his room as he wished to retire. Between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, a pistol shot was heard but the sound being deadened, no notice was taken of it. In the morning, the chambermaid, going her round, entered the bedroom to make the bed and saw Mr. Laury lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The alarm was at once given, the proprietor and clerk coming to the room to find Mr. Laury a corpse.


The coroner was at once notified, when a jury was empanelled, returning a verdict that deceased came to his death by his own hand by a pistol shot, The ball entered the head just back of the left ear, coming out above the right eye. Several different stories are told about the cause of his death; the general presumption is that a foul murder has been perpetrated. When Mr. Laury left Hamilton, he had on his person about $600 which was missing on the finding of the body. Mr. Laury to all appearance was a sober industrious man, and at no time was known to be under the influence of liquor. The case in all respects is a mystery, but it is being worked up by a brother-in-law who is one the Buffalo detectives.


January 8, 1875


PHILIP - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, William Philip, late of Aberdeen, Scotland. Funeral will leave No 6 Hughson street to-morrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m. Members of Masonic Lodges and other friends are requested to attend.


January 11, 1875


COPP - Died on Saturday, the 8th instant, Minnie Florence, third daughter of Mr. Anthony Copp, aged 9 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place at half past two o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends please attend without further notice.


SHERATON - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, T. R. Sheraton, formerly of London, England. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. James Findlay, 92 King street east, at 2 p.m. to-morrow. Friends will please accept this intimation.


January 12, 1875


MCKETTRICK - On Monday evening, a coroner's jury was empanelled at Orangeville by Dr. Corbert, coroner, to enquire into the cause of death of William McKettrick who was found dead in his bed in the morning. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from old age and the inclemency of the weather. It appears that he has for two years past been living alone in a house provided by his sons, he having stubbornly refused to live with them or his wife. Every attention has been paid to his wants, and it is uncertain whether death resulted from exposure or sudden illness. He was 82 years of age, and when last seen was in apparent good health.


January 14, 1875


MASON - Died at her residence in Highgate, on Sunday, the 10th instant, Frances Mason, wife of John Mason, aged 26 years.


MCGIVERIN - Died at the Union station, Toronto, on Wednesday evening, the 13th instant, John Clarke, second son of Colonel McGiverin, in the 15th year of his age. The funeral will leave his father's residence on Saturday at 10 a.m. for G.W.R. station thence by 11:35 train to St. Catharines cemetery.

An accident of inexpressible sadness occurred last evening at the Union Station, Toronto, by which a son of Colonel McGiverin of this city met an untimely end.

The deceased was in the 15th year of his age, though he looked a year or two older, and was a student of Upper Canada College. He left Hamilton for Toronto on Tuesday morning to resume his studies after spending his Christmas holidays at his home. Yesterday he expected his sister to arrive by the evening train and went down to the Union Station to meet her. It is supposed that he awaited until the last minute, expecting her to alight, and as she did not, that he determined to go on the train to Yonge street station, and for this purpose he jumped on the steps of the car after the train was in motion. What followed is thus told by the "Globe."

"He slipped and was seen to hold on the railing until he struck against the switch-guard which loosened his hold and threw him against a wheel. He fell on the track so close to the rail that when the next wheel came up, the axle guard caught him and dragged his some yards across the ties and frozen ground. It is stated that he would have been carried under the wheels but for the instant and desperate efforts of J. C. Adams of the Grand Trunk who was also assisted by P. C. Brown. But the hurt had been done. He never spoke and lived only about twenty minutes. The remains were taken into a room in the Union Station, and as soon as he was identified, the tidings were sent to the College. Mr. Cockburn, the principal and several other gentlemen were immediately on the spot, and the intelligence was telegraphed to his father who was in Buffalo. All that was possible to do last night was done, awaiting the inquest which will be held at 10 o'clock to-day by Dr. de la Hooke.

Colonel McGiverin was in Buffalo at the time of the accident. He was at once telegraphed to, and arrived here at near midnight by special train, and proceeded to Toronto by the first train this morning.

The deceased was a fine manly young fellow, and was making most promising progress in his studies. His sad cutting-off will throw a large family circle into profound grief in

which they will have the sincere condolence of the community.

The funeral will take place on Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m. from his father's residence to the Great Western Railway station, and thence to St. Catharines in the cemetery of which is the family burying ground.


January 15, 1875


ARMSTRONG - Mr. Thomas Armstrong, for many years engaged in the steamboat business between New Westminster and Yale, is dead. Inflammation of the lungs carried him off.


January 16, 1875


MOORE - Senator Moore of Oswego, N.Y., better known in Canada as Dr. George E. Moore, a patent medicine man, was accidentally killed on the 13th on the Grand Trunk Railway near Stratford, by falling between two passenger cars while in motion, his remains were forwarded to Berlin and buried with Masonic honours.


WILSON - This morning at a quarter to eight o'clock, the death of Colonel William Mercer Wilson took place at his residence in Simcoe. He was widely known and highly honoured as the County Judge of Norfolk, but better known as the Grand Master of the Masonic fraternity of Canada among whom he was held in the greatest esteem. He had been suffering since Christmas from a severe attack of jaundice which finally proved his death as above stated, this morning...

Turning to the story of his secular life, we have but to relate that Col. Wilson was born in Scotland on the 24th of August, 1813, and emigrated to this country in April, 1832, receiving next year the appointment of Commissioner of the Court of Requests. For three years during the Mackenzie rebellion, he actively commanded a troop of cavalry and did dashing service on more than one occasion. In 1838, he was appointed Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the County Court of Norfolk; in 1842, Registrar of the Surrogate Court; in 1848, gazetted as Lieutenant Colonel of Militia; in 1853, called to the Bar of Upper Canada; in 1858, appointed County Crown Attorney; from 1863-65 served as warden of Norfolk County; in 1869, tendered his resignation as commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Militia, and was allowed to retire retaining his rank, a special gazette in which his past services were noticed in most complimentary terms, being issued an engrossed copy forwarded to himself by order of His Excellency the Governor-General,

Such is a brief outline of the biography of this distinguished brother. For those by whom he is personally known there is no need to speak here of his private worth or social qualities.

For those outside his immediate circle of associates, we are content to present even the above condensed record of his service and honours to tell their own unvarnished tale. Since 1868, he has been selected Grand Master three times, occupying that position to the date of his death.


January 18, 1875


WILSON - The funeral of W.M. Grand Master Wilson, who died on Saturday, will take place at Simcoe next Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.


January 19, 1875


WEBSTER - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Charles Hamilton, only son of William and Mary Webster, aged 5 years and 6 months and 2 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, Market Square, to-morrow, 20th instant, at 1:30 p.m., for burying ground, Ashborne Mills, near Bullock's Corners. Friends please accept invitation without further notice.


January 21, 1875


MILLER - A few days ago, a man named Miller, an inhabitant of Portugal cove, a village nine miles from St. John's, Newfoundland, was on his way home in company with two friends when they were set upon by a number of men and beaten. They proceeded to a house on the wayside, and there the affray was renewed and with fatal results. Miller received a blow in the head from a bludgeon which fractured his skull, and he died in the hospital a few days afterward. A coroner's jury have returned a verdict of manslaughter against two men named Butley and Harvey who were leaders in the assault. Some party feeling is said to be at the bottom of this miserable affair, but the guilty parties will be dealt with according to their deserts, apart altogether from such considerations.


January 23, 1875


HENERY - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Christine, wife of Capt. John Henery, Chief of Police, aged 28 years. The funeral will take place on Monday, 25th instant, at 2 o'clock, from 125 King street east. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


January 25, 1875


LAWSON - The printing craft of this city and elsewhere will deeply regret to learn of the death

of Mr. Thomas Lawson, assistant foreman of the "Spectator" press room. Some weeks ago, Mr. Laws on suffered a wound to the back caused by over lifting. Though the pain of it was never entirely got rid of, it was thought very lightly of by himself and others. On Thursday afternoon last, he was compelled by it to leave the office before the usual time, but expected to be able to return as usual on Friday morning. On that day, however, he was worse, and medical aid was called in, but without avail, Yesterday morning, an internal haemorrhage ensued which rapidly carried him off. The deceased was a young man of 21 years and unmarried. He was very highly respected by all who knew him, and his untimely decease will be of mournful interest to a large circle of friends.


WORTHINGTON (Toronto) - Last Monday, the remains of Mrs. Worthington, who died below Ottawa, were conveyed here. On arrival, the body looked so life-like that her friends refused to bury her, and called in three doctors who could not decide whether life was extinct until yesterday when decided signs of decomposition were apparent. The case was a peculiar one of heart disease when death was so sudden that blood remained in the veins. She was interred yesterday.


LAWSON - Died here, on the morning of Sunday, 24th instant, Thomas Lawson, pressman, "Spectator" office, in the 21st year of his age.


ROUTH - Died at Torquay, England, on the 3rd January, 1875, of disease of the brain, Henry Tempest, third son of H. W. Routh, Esq., of Hamilton, Canada, aged 2 years and 4 months.


CRAWFORD - Died at his residence, Marks Fields, Saltfleet, Patrick Crawford, on Monday, 25th instant, in the 80th year of his age. The funeral will take place at his late residence, on Wednesday, 27th instant, at one o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will accept this invitation without further notice.


SPOHN - On the 24th instant, at Springbrook Farm, Ancaster, Elizabeth Bowman, wife of Philip Spohn, Esq., in the 70th year of her age. The funeral will take place at one o'clock on the afternoon of Wednesday. 27th instant, of which friends will please take notice.

Mrs. Philip Spohn died last evening at the family residence, Springbrook Farm, Ancaster, in the 70th year of her age. She was the daughter of the late Peter Bowman, a U.E. Loyalist and who served through the American war of 1812 as captain, she was one of the very oldest residents in the vicinity of Ancaster, and was born on the spot on which she died. Her death will be greatly regretted as she was widely known and highly respected, no less as an old landmark of the neighbourhood that a pious old lady.


January 26, 1875


DULUDE (Boucherville) - A fire occurred at two o'clock this morning at the house of Pierre Dulude about two miles from here. The man retired early and left a fire burning in the kitchen. He was awakened by smelling smoke, and on going downstairs found the carpet on fire. He called to his wife and ran to the barn to get a ladder by which, his wife and eight children, who were in the second storey, might escape, the staircase being already on fire, but before he could get back, the whole building, which was a wooden one, was in flames, and the wife and children burned to death. Mr. Dulude escaped with nothing on but his night-shirt, and was so badly burned in his efforts to save his family that he is not expected to live. The wife and children were literally burned to ashes, and only fragments of them can be found. The eldest child was about thirteen, and the youngest a babe in arms.


January 28, 1875


BRADLEY (Port Colborne) - A son of Mr. John Bradley of this village was drowned this morning while crossing the harbour on the ice. A brother of the drowned boy, and Mr. D. Pamey, his son, narrowly escaped the same fate. His body has been recovered.

January 29, 1875


KLINESMITH - A woman named Klinesmith, aged 43 years, wife of Mr. Henry Klinesmith, farmer, living in Humberstone Township, was found drowned in a well on Tuesday night. It is thought that she committed suicide as she is partially insane and escaped from her room during the night.


January 30, 1875


GREEN - Died at her son's residence, The Grove, Ancaster, on the 30th instant, Laura Sarah, the beloved wife of the Rev. William Green, of Beamsville, formerly of Hamilton, and only daughter of the late William Augustus Gott. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ancaster Church.


GUIMONT - A young man named Guimont, a resident of Grondine, a village forty miles west of Quebec, was frozen to death while returning home from town a couple of days ago.


February 1, 1875


YOUNG - Died at her mother's residence, No 84 James street south, Hamilton, on Sunday evening, 31st January, Kate Elizabeth, third daughter of the late James Young Esq., of Montreal. Funeral at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 2nd instant, to the Great Western Railway station. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


February 2, 1875


GRIFFIN - Died on the 1st February, at the residence of J. T. Gilkison, Esq., Brantford, Frances Isabella, wife of William Griffin, Hamilton, and fourth daughter of the late Thomas McCormick, Esq., Niagara, in her 50th year. Funeral from her late residence, 12 Hess street south, on Wednesday, at half past 3 p.m.


February 3, 1875


TUCKETT - Died at his late residence, Cannon street west, Mr. Elias Tuckett, aged 68 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 5th instant, at 2 o'clock.


JACOBS (Wyebridge) - Mr. Jacobs, a farmer living 8 few miles from here, loaded his gun on Monday morning and went out without saying where he was going. As he did not return, search was made for him yesterday, and the body was found about a quarter of a mile from his house.

He had placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth, putting two balls through his head. An inquest is being held this morning. February 4, 1875


GIBSONE, HETHERINGTON (Quebec) - Shortly after 8 p.m., an avalanche of snow from

Cape Diamond came crashing down on a two-storey wooden house occupied by a family named Gibsone, completely demolishing the building and burying the family, six in number, and a child named Hetherington, in the ruins. The fire alarm was sounded which brought the brigade to the spot in a few minutes, as well as hundreds of citizens, and work to recover those buried in the ruins commenced, but up to this hour, 11 p.m., only the body of the father has been recovered. It is supposed the remainder of the family are also dead, but we are not certain yet. Further particulars will be sent shortly.

Later: The Gibsone family and the child Hetherington are all dead.


SCANLON - Last evening, an inquest was held on the body of Bridget Scanlon's child, found dead in a tub at No 14 John street south. The jury were of the opinion that the child died from natural causes and not from violence or injury received from its mother, who, however, was guilty of concealing the birth. The woman, Bridget Scanlon, is now under treatment at the hospital. John d. Macdonald, Mrs. Grace Campbell, and Detective Rousseaux were examined as witnesses. John Watt was foreman of the jury.


GALBRAITH - Died at the residence of John Calder, Esq., 98 Hughson street south, on Wednesday, the 3rd instant, Mrs. Sarah Galbraith, relict of the late John Galbraith, in the 69th year of her age. Funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


February 8, 1875


TALBOYS - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Anna Maria, wife of Mr. Charles Talboys, aged 32 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., from 110 George street, corner of Lock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RUSSELL - Died in this city, on Saturday afternoon, February 6th, James Russell, Esq., native of Birmie, Murrayshire, Scotland. (Elgin "Courrant and Courier" please copy.)

On Saturday afternoon, Mr. James Russell, a very old resident of the city of Hamilton, died at an extreme old age at his room at the Robson House. The deceased was widely known throughout the city, and was held in great esteem by all who came in contact with him.

He had been suffering for some time previous to his death with diarrhoea, but the infirmities of age were the immediate cause.


February 9, 1875


ABRAHAM - Died in New York city, on Saturday, the 6th instant, of Cerebra spinal Meningitis, Cynthia F. Abraham, formerly of Hamilton. The funeral will leave the G.W.R. station this afternoon at 3 p.m.


February 10, 1875


MONAHAN - Among the many necessitous persons who frequent the King William police station for the little comfort and shelter which that dilapidated place is capable of affording, one man on whom sickness and misfortune had their mark of infirmity and premature dissolution has been almost a constant visitor. His name was Martin Monahan, and he had been an old soldier in the common acceptation of the word, having served a term of enlistment in the British army, and on his retirement was awarded a pension of two years and two months. His pension money had run out, and in a short time he was reduced by debility to the low level of a wandering shiftless vagrant. He was taken before the police court several times, it is said, and fined or sent to jail. During the recent severe weather, he came frequently to the cells at night for lodgings, and during these times seemed to be in ill health. The constables on duty were very kind to him, but the miserable cells were but ill-suited for the wants of a man in declining health, Yesterday afternoon Con. Thompson notice that he breathed very heavily, and though thinking that he was only troubled with the asthma or some such affection, considered it best to suggest his removal to the hospital. In the afternoon, Monahan was heard to say, "I shall not live to see the light of another morning". About five o'clock, Mr. McCracken had him conveyed down to the hospital in a cutter. On his way to the institution, he burst a blood vessel and rapidly sank. He was taken into one of the wards at the hospital and near so far gone that when asked what was the matter, he only replied, in a feeble voice, "Don't speak to me. Don't speak to me". Dr. O'Reilly attended him, but he was beyond any possible assistance and died in a few minutes.


February 13, 1875


MORRIS (Toronto) - John Morris, reporter on the "Sun" for the last two years, died yesterday after four days' illness, of pleurisy. He was a man of superior education and had passed

through the Indian Mutiny in which he was wounded and received the Lucknow medal. He was 27 years of age at the time of his death and was a widower without children. The funeral takes place to-morrow.


February 15, 1875


STULL - On Monday, 1st February, Mr. William Stull, a hero of the war of 1812-14, breathed his last in Stratford, at the residence of his son, Mr. George Stull. Deceased was a resident of Georgetown, and only at Stratford for a short visit, when, after a brief illness, he passed away at the ripe old age of 86 years and 4 months. Mr. Stull was a descendant of a United Empire Loyalist, having been born in Duchess County, New York. On the closing of the revolutionary war, his father refused to change his allegiance, and emigrated to Canada, bringing his family with him, and they settled in the town of Niagara, then a place of some importance. The war of 1812 breaking out, Mr. Stull at once joined the Canadian militia, a band of patriots whose deeds of valour soon covered them with glory. He was present at the battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights (where the gallant Brock fell), and took part in nearly all the engagements along the western frontier. The war having come to an end, he returned to peaceful pursuits and lived to enjoy the liberties which he had fought for. His last hours on earth were cheered by the Christian's hope, and he sank peacefully Into the arms of death, confident of a glorious resurrection. His remains were interred in Georgetown.


YOUNG - Died at Maple Terrace, Barton, Scotland, on the 22nd January, Maitland Young, Sr., Esq., for some years a resident of this city


HORAN - Bishop Horan, of Kingston, died this morning at 7:30. The deceased prelate had been suffering for some time from softening of the brain. The diocesan duty has been administered for some time by Archbishop Lynch.


BOULTON (Toronto) - The death of Darcy Boulton this morning was fearfully sudden. He was in his usual good health yesterday, and last night at ten o'clock, sat down to his desk to do some work when he was seized with a fit of apoplexy, and died in three hours.


February 16, 1875


WHITE - Died on Monday evening, 15th instant, Dinah White, the beloved wife of William White, of the Township of Glanford, in the 64th year of her age. Funeral procession will leave the house of Mr. White on Saturday, the 20th instant, at 2 p.m. (Buffalo and Syracuse papers please copy)

February 18, 1875


MURPHY - Yesterday afternoon, a fatal accident of the most painful nature to record took place at No 79 Catharine street. The house is occupied by Mr. Edward Murphy, a journeyman tailor employed at T. C. Furneval's. Mr. Murphy's wife was somewhat subject to cold chills, and about two o'clock in the afternoon, feeling one of them coming over her, she opened the front door of the kitchen stove and stood with her back near the fire in order to warm herself. There was no one in the house except herself, her son a boy of 13 years having been sent across the street a few minutes before on an errand. He was gone perhaps ten or fifteen minutes, and when he returned, on opening the kitchen door, was almost suffocated and blinded by a stench smoke which pervaded the apartment. Entering the room, he was horror-stricken to find his mother lying on the floor near the stove perfectly powerless and with her clothes burnt off. Neighbours were called in and a medical attendant sent for at once, but the physician, Dr. Malloch, saw that it was impossible for her to recover from the effects of the fearful burning she had suffered. She was able to speak, however, for some time afterward and said that her dress had caught fire on her back and burnt up so quickly that between her fright and the pain she was suffering she became paralysed and could not call for help. She then fell upon the floor where she was standing and sank into unconsciousness till restored after her clothing had burnt up. The unfortunate lady underwent extreme agony which terminated with her death about 9 o'clock last night.


MURPHY - Died on the 17th instant, Mary, wife of Edward Murphy, native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 48 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, 79 Catharine street, at one o'clock, to-morrow, Friday. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CARMICHAEL - Died on the 18th instant, Herbert Kerner Carmichael. Funeral will leave his father's residence, N0 5 York street, Friday, at 3 o'clock.


BECHAMER - An old man, named William Bechamer, of Copetown, died of heart disease in his cutter a mile out of Dundas at 10 O'clock this morning. No inquest will be held.


February 19, 1875


BECHAMER - Early yesterday morning, William Bechamer, an old man of about 75 years of age, left his house at Copetown in a cutter with his son in company, for the purpose of proceeding to Hamilton. When a mile east of the town of Dundas, he complained of being chilly and numb, and got out

of the cutter and walked for about a quarter of a mile, then got into the rig again and rode for nearly half a mile when his .son noticed him give a convulsive gasp and his head fall to one side. Suspecting that death had taken place, he turned and drove to Dr. MacMahon's surgery in Dundee where his worse fears were verified. The doctor, after examining the body, gave it as his opinion that death was caused by disease of the heart. The body was then gently wrapped up, placed in a sleigh, and carried back to his friends at Copetown. The deceased generally speaking enjoyed good health, although three years ago he was treated by Dr. MacMahon for angina pectoris. The unfortunate affair was noticed in a special telegram in yesterday's issue.


WHEELER - At the residence of Capt. Wheeler, 13 Cannon street east, Mrs. Rosanna Wheeler, aged 56 years. Funeral will take place on the 20th instant, at three o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


February 19, 1875


KERR - Died at the residence of Dr. Clarke, St. Catharines, on Thursday, the 18th instant, W. J Simcoe Kerr, Esq., in his 38th year. The funeral will leave the Hamilton station for Wellington Square, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday,.the 20th instant. Friends are invited to attend.

(St. Catharines) The remains of the late W. J. Simcoe Kerr, Chief of the Six Nations Indians, who died suddenly while on a visit to Dr. Clark of this town yesterday, are now being visited by numbers of his friends. The deceased is enclosed in a magnificent rosewood coffin, heavily mounted, and lined, it is said, with the national birch-bark wampum, etc. The late Chief, who is a descendant of the great Brant, was highly esteemed amongst the families of the U. E. Loyalists who are living around here. The corpse will leave here to-morrow at 7 a.m. for the burial place of the tribe at Wellington Square. Numerous Indians are in town.


February 20, 1875


ALLAN - Died at Stanley, County of Huron, on the 19th instant, Margaret Dicky, relict of the late John Allan, a native of Crinonomogate, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in the 93rd year of her age.


February 22, 1875


BOOKER - Died at Simcoe, on the 20th instant. Ann Booker, relict of the late Rev. A. Booker of this city, in the 89th year of her age.

MAGILL - Died on Monday, the 22nd instant, Ann, relict of the late Edward Magill. Funeral on Wednesday, the 24th instant, at 3 p.m., from her late residence, No 31 Elgin street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


February 23, 1875


TUNIS - Died at his residence, West Flamborough, on Monday, the 22nd instant, William Tunis, Esq., J.P., aged 58 years. Funeral on Thursday, 25th instant, at 10 o'clock from his late residence to the Dundas cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


February 25, 1875


LAIDLAW - Early on Monday morning last, Miss Thomason Laidlaw, of Troy, Beverly, was found dead in her bed. The evening before, a friend of hers had set up with her until twelve o'clock, and she then appeared to be in the best of health and spirits. The next morning, as she did not rise as usual, her friends became alarmed, and on going into her bedroom, found the young girl cold and dead who had but a few hours before been the very personification of health. The sad event has cast a gloom over the whole community, as the girl was well-liked by all who knew her. The cause of death was heart disease.


LAUGHLIN - A youth named Laughlin was killed in St. Catharines yesterday by the accidental discharge of a gun with which he was shooting pigeons which had escaped slaughter in a match then going on.


HATLOW (Aylmer) - Last night a man named Charles Hatlow in a drunken state started home on the railroad track, and when about one mile west of Corinth, was struck by No 28 freight train, it is supposed he was killed instantly. He was dragged about 50 yards and was fearfully cut up, so much so that he was hardly recognizable. He was about 28 years of age. His remains will be taken to Corinth. Coroner Foot is now holding an inquest.


February 26, 1875


POMROY - Died at Buffalo, N.Y., on the 25th instant, Sarah Mary Ann, aged 23 years, wife of Mr. J. A. Pomroy, and second daughter of Mr. James Creed of this city.


RICHARDSON - Died at Port Hope, this (Friday) morning, Emma Jane, eldest daughter of Rev. George Richardson, late pastor of the park street Baptist Church in this city, aged 15 years and 13 days.

February 27, 1875


SILLETT - Died at Toronto, on Friday, 26th instant, John Sillett, late of Hamilton, aged 45 years.


March 1, 1875


MITCHELL - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Edward, infant, son of D. G. Mitchell, aged 4 months. Funeral to-morrow at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


March 5, 1875


SPOHN - In our notice of Mrs. Spohn's death which occurred on the 24th of January last at the family residence, Spring-brook Farm, we were quite brief in our remarks in consequence of our not having the proper data to give the deceased notice. Since then, an obituary notice has appeared in the "Christian Guardian" from an old and intimate friend of the family, Rev. Dr. Ryerson, which we subjoin, with a letter from the Rev. Doctor, and a very interesting letter to him from Mrs. Spohn in 1861. We merely add that Mrs. Spohn was the mother of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. We mention their names in the order of birth: Peter Bowman Spohn, late of this city, died in 1862; Asbury Spohn, of Michigan; Dr. Henry Spohn, of Serado, Texas; Jacob VanWagner Spohn, of this city; Mary Margaret, married the Rev. W. S. Griffin and died in 1856; Lena Jane, wife of Mr. John Huntley, of Southwold; Catherine, wife of Dr. Hamilton, of Barrie; Wesley case Spohn, of Ancaster; Dr. Philip Howard Spohn, of Penetanguishene; Dr. Arthur Edward Spohn, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Frederick William, who died young.

From the "Christian Guardian"

Mrs. Spohn was the only child of the late Peter and Elizabeth Bowman, for half a century and more, devoted and honoured members of the Methodist Church, and who a few years since finished, as they had long pursued, their course in the joys of God's salvation. In a letter addressed to me this fifteen years since and which I now give to the public, Mrs. Spohn recorded the loyalty, patriotism, sufferings, energy, and industry of her parents and grandparents and other founders of our country.

Mrs. Elizabeth Spohn was born near the village of Ancaster, the 17th of March, 1805, and died at the place of her birth the 24th of January, 1875. She received a good public school education, was truly converted and became a member of the Methodist Church in the fifteenth year of her age, was married to Mr. Philip Spohn, who survives her, August 1st, 1823, was an affectionate wife and mother, a blameless

faithful, active member of the church for 57 years, a lover of its institution, and hospitality itself to its ministers. She enjoyed the high esteem of her neighbours, having a good report of those who were without. One who attended her funeral and had known her intimately for fifty years said he had never heard any person say a word to her disparagement. During her last illness of three weeks, her pastor, the Rev. T. S. Howard, visited her frequently and always found her strong in faith, giving glory to God. A short time before her decease, she requested the friends present to sing the hymn 'Glory to the Lamb', and when they sang 'My sins are washed away,' she said "It is enough; my sins are washed away". Her funeral, as might be supposed, was largely attended when in the old bowman church, the Rev. T. S Howard preached from Revelation xiv:18.

I was unable to attend the funeral as desired; I write this notice at the request of the family.

I made the acquaintance of Mrs. Spohn and her parents in 1828-9 at a time when persistent attempts were made to divide the church. Peter Bowman and his family stood unmoved as rocks against the dashing waves of a violent agitation. The old people, especially the old lady, spoke English imperfectly, but they were people of strong sense, sterling integrity, enlarged benevolence, and hallowed piety. The daughter was a woman of much intelligence, strong convictions, vigorous intellect, and in every way worthy of her parentage. E. Ryerson

P.S. In another part of the "Guardian" I will by your permission, with some preliminary remarks, give Mrs. Spohn's letter addressed to me in 1861, a rare historical contribution to the almost pre-historic period of our country.

E .P .

Mrs. Spohn's letter Rev. and Dear Sir:

I have long wished some person would give the world a true history of that much traduced and suffering people, the U.E. Loyalists, and I assure you that when your circular came, I was greatly rejoiced to learn that they would at least get justice from such an able source as yourself, and if the plain narrative of the sufferings of my forefathers will assist you in the least of your arduous but praiseworthy undertaking, I will be exceedingly gratified.

My great-grandfather emigrated from Germany in the reign of Queen Anna. He settled near the Mohawk River at a creek that still bears his name, Bowman's creek, my. grandfather, Jacob Bowman, joined the British army in the French war. At the conclusion of peace, he was awarded 1500 acres of land in the great bend of the Susquehanna River where he made improvements until the Revolutionary War broke out. The delicate state of my grandmother obliged him to remain at home while nearly all that remained free to their allegiance left for the British army.

He was surprised at, night while his wife was sick by a band of rebels, and with his eldest son, a lad of sixteen years of age, was taken prisoner, his house pillaged of every article except the bed on which his sick wife lay, and that they stripped of all but one blanket. Half an hour after my grandfather was marched off, his youngest child was born. This was in November. There my grandmother was with an infant babe and six children at the commencement, of the winter without provisions and only one blanket in the house. Their cattle and grain were all later taken away.

My father, Peter Bowman, the eldest son at home, was only eleven years old. As the pillage was at night, he had neither coat nor shoes. He had to cut and draw his firewood half a mile on a hand sleigh to keep his sick mother from freezing. This he did barefooted. The whole family would have perished had it not been for some friendly Indians that brought them provisions. One gave my father a blanket, coat, and a pair of moccasins. A kind squaw doctored my grandmother, but she suffered much through want and anxiety that it was not until spring that she was able to do anything, She then took her children and went to the Mohawk River where they planted corn and potatoes, and in the fall, the commander of the British forces at Niagara, hearing of their destitute existence, sent a party with some Indians to bring them in. They brought in five families: the Nelleses, Records, Young’s, Bucks, and our own family (Bowmans), five women and thirty-one children, and only one pair of shoes among them all. They arrived at Fort George on the 3rd of November, 1776. From there, they were sent to Montreal and then to Quebec where the government took care of them; that is, gave them something to eat and barracks to sleep in. My grandmother was exposed to cold and damp so much that she took the rheumatism and never recovered.

In the spring of 1777, my father joined the Butler's Rangers, and was with Colonel Butler in all his campaigns. His brother, only nine years old, went as a fifer.

But to return to my grandfather, Jacob Bowman. His captors took him and his son to Philadelphia where he was confined in jail eighteen months. An exchange of prisoners then took place, and they were sent to New York. From there, he and his son and Philip Buck started for their homes, not knowing that these homes they never would see again and that their families were far away in the wilds of Canada. The third evening after they had started for their homes, they came to a pond and shot some duck for their supper. The report of the guns was heard by some American scouts who concealed themselves until our poor fellows were asleep when they came stealthily up and fired. Six .shots took effect on my uncle as he lay with his hat over his ears. Five bullets went through it, and one through his thigh. My grandfather and Buck lay on the opposite side of the fire. They sprang into the bushes, but when they heard the groans of my uncle, grandfather returned and gave himself up. Buck made his

escape. (Here I am at a loss. I do not know whether Mr. Hoover, the Rev. D. Wright's father-in-law, who was with them and captured or not. Mr. and Mrs. Wright will no doubt inform you.) They were marched off, carrying the wounded boy with them.

They were taken to the nearest American station where grandfather was allowed the privilege of taking care of his wounded son. As he began to recover, grandfather was again ordered to abjure the British government which he steadfastly refused to do. He was then taken to Lancaster jail with Mr. Hoover. They were there fastened together by a chain with three links around their ankles, the weight of which was 96 pounds, and then fastened to a ring and staple to the floor. In that condition they remained either three and a half or four and a half years, (Mr. Wright knows the exact time) until the flesh was worn away and the bones laid bare four inches.

Their only crime was loyalty to the government which they had sworn fealty to. The God of Heaven saw all this, and the sword of vengeance is now, in 1861, drawn over the American people (now they know how to appreciate loyalty), and will perhaps never be sheathed again until they make some restitution for the unheard-of cruelties they inflicted upon those most brave and loyal people.

At the close of the war, they were liberated. Grandfather was sent to the hospital for nearly a year, but his leg never got entirely well. As soon as he was able to work, he sent for his family. It had been eight years since he saw them. They had suffered everything but death. Coming to the boats from Quebec, they got out of provisions and were nearly starving. He never has had his family all together again. He drew land near the falls of Niagara where he went to work in the woods, broken down with suffering, worn out with age, his poverty destroyed, his land confiscated, and his family scattered, without provisions. Still to work they went with willing hands and cheerful hearts, and often did say he never felt to murmur. He had done his duty to God and his country. His own and his family's sufferings he could not help. Theirs was not a solitary case. The Loyalists all suffered. The government found seed to plant and sow the first year. They gave them axes and hoes, and promised them provisions. How far that promise was fulfilled you well know. They got very little. They soon found that they had to provide for themselves. Men, women, and children all went to work clearing land. There were none to make improvements in Canada then but the U.E. Loyalists, and they with their hoes planted the germ of its future greatness. About this time, my father with his brother returned from the army. They helped their father two years and then took up land for themselves near Fort Erie.

My father married the daughter of a loyalist from Hudson North River, Mr. Frederick Lampman. He was too old to serve in the war, but his four sons and two sons-in-law did. They

were greatly harassed, but they hid in the cellars and bushes for three months, the rebels hunting them night end day. At length an opportunity offered, and they made their escape to Long Island when they joined the British army. One of his sons, Wilhelmus Lampman, returning home to see his family, was caught by the rebels within a short distance of his father's house, and hanged because, as they said, he was a Tory. At the restoration of peace, the whole family came to Canada. They brought their horses and cattle with them which helped to supply the new country. They settled in the Township of Stamford where their descendants are yet.

My father settled on his land near the Fort. He drew an axe and a hoe from the government. He bought a yoke of yearling steers. This was the amount of his farming utensils. Mother had a cow, bed, six plates, three knives, and a few other articles. It was the scarce year on account of the rush of loyalists from the States, who had heard that Canada was a good country where they could live under their own loved institutions and enjoy the protection of England.

The amount of grain that the U.E. Loyalists had raised was hardly sufficient for themselves. Still they divided with the newcomers as all were alike destitute. After planting corn and potatoes, they had nothing left. My father cleared two acres on which he planted some corn, potatoes, oats, and flax. His calves were not able to work, and he had to carry all the rails on his shoulders until the skin was worn off them both. In the beginning of May, their provisions failed. None to be had. Government promised assistance but none came. All eyes were turned towards the harvest which was more than three months away. Their only resource was the leaves of trees. Some hunted ground nuts. Many lived on herbs, and those who were near the river on fish. My father used to work until near sundown, then walk three miles to the river, get light wood, fish all night, in the morning divided the fish, carry his share borne on his back which they ate without bread or salt. This he did twice a week until the middle of June when the moss became so thick in the river that they could not see to fish. Still they worked on and hoped every day. My father chopped the logs and mother picked the brush. In the morning they had milk for their breakfast, then went to work until noon, took their dinner of milk, to work again till night, and supped on milk. I have frequently heard my mother say she never was discouraged or discontented. Thankful they were that they could eat their morsel in peace.

As soon as the wheat was large enough to rub out, they boiled it, which to them was a great treat. Providence favoured them with an early harvest. Their sufferings were over, and not one had starved to death. They now had enough and they were thankful. Heaven smiled, and in a few years, they had an abundance for themselves and others.

I have no memorandum to refer to. I have just related the tale I have often heard my parents tell without any exaggeration

but with many omissions. I have not told about my father's suffering in the army when upon an expedition near the Little Micmac, he with some others were left to carry the wounded. They got out of provisions, went three days without anything to eat except one pigeon between nine. I will give you his own words. He says, "The first day, we came to where an Indian's old pack horse had mired in the mud. It had lain there ten days in the heat of summer. The smell was dreadful, still some of our men cut out slices, roasted, and ate it. I could not eat it. I was not hungry enough. The next day I shot a pigeon which made a dinner for nine, After that we found the skin of a deer from the knee to the hoof. This we divided and ate. I would willingly, had I possessed it, given my hat full of gold for a piece of bread as large as my hand. Often did I think of the milk and swill that was left in my father's hog trough and thought if I only had that, I would be satisfied".

Such were some of the sufferings of my fore-fathers for British supremacy. They have gone to their rewards. Peace to their ashes.

Yours respectfully Elizabeth Bowman Spohn P.O. One thing more I must add. My father always said there never was any cruelty inflicted upon either man, woman, or child by Butler's Rangers that he ever heard of during the war. They did everything in their power to get the Indians to bring their prisoners in for redemption and urged them to treat them kindly, the officers always telling them that it was more brave to take a prisoner that to kill him, and that none but a coward would kill a prisoner, that brave soldiers were always kind to women and children. He said it was false that they gave a bounty for scalps. True, the Indians did commit cruelties, but they were not countenanced in the least by the whites.

E .R.

N.B. To this last statement of Mrs. Spohn's, it may be added that it is also true that the Indians were first employed by the Revolutionaries against the Loyalists before they were employed by the latter against the former. The attempt to enlist the Indians was first made by the Revolutionaries. Of this, the most conclusive evidence can be adduced. E. Ryerson?.


March 6, 1875


ALLAN - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, George Allan, aged 42 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, No 100 Barton street east, on Monday, the 8th instant, at three o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

March 8, 1875


ALLAN (Allen) - The funeral of the late George Allen took place this afternoon to the cemetery. The deceased was buried with Masonic honours and the attendance was large.


ARCHIBALD (Ottawa) - Mrs. Archibald, wife of Senator Archibald, died suddenly or Saturday night in the Russel House from the bursting of a blood vessel.


LAZARS (Toronto) - The death of Dr. Lazars, Saturday night, is felt deeply by all who knew him. His loss to the medical profession as a true and skilful surgeon is one not easily supplied.


March 9, 1875


MACLEAN - Died on Monday, 8th instant, at Mount Pleasant,( in the Township of Bradford, Mr. Hugh Maclean, formerly of Hamilton, in the 80th year of his age.


DAVIES - Died in this city, on the 9th in-tent, Joseph P. Davies, youngest son of Capt Peter Davies, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 10 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 41 Macaulay street, on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends please accept this intimation.


SMITH - A young man, named John T. Smith, near Smith's Corners, Tilbury, East Kent, was killed instantly yesterday, while chopping, by a falling tree. Deceased was aged 21 years.


March 10, 1875


RICHARDSON - Bishop Richardson, D.D., of Toronto, senior bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church in Canada, died at his residence in Toronto last night. Bishop Richardson was the oldest Methodist minister in active service in the Dominion. The Dr. was a man of great power of thought and deep piety. The deceased was 84 years of age, and the cause of his death was congestion of the lungs. Deceased was formerly Lieutenant in the Canadian Navy and lost an eye at Oswego. On the disbandment of the Canadian Navy, he was employed in the Government at Presque Isle in the Newcastle District. He afterwards joined the ministry of the Episcopal. Methodist Church and has lived in Toronto for a number of years.


March 11, 1875


LEE - On Tuesday last, the 9th instant, Mr. John Lee, one of the oldest veterans of 1812, died at his home in saltfleet, on the mountain, at the age of 92 years. He was the father

of Mr. Abram D. Lee, an old-time member of the Saltfleet Council and Mr. Jeremiah Lee, also of Saltfleet. He came to Canada in about 1793 with his father, one of the United Empire Loyalists who settled on the mountain in Saltfleet near the late residence of the deceased. His father was guided here by Indians, and in his struggle to cut a homestead out of the forest endured, like nearly all the earliest settlers, such suffering as almost canonizes the name of Canadian Pioneer. The first two years of their settlement were ones not to be forgotten in a lifetime. Mr. Lee's father could not, of course, bring in with him sufficient food to last any length of time, and no part of the land around being arable, he was obliged to gain a subsistence for himself, wife, and child as best he could. Fish were to be had, but not at all times. For could they be kept any length of time as there was no salt to be procured, and when ammunition ran short, it may easily be imagined that game could not be procured without great difficulty. The son would get up in the morning and go out into the woods without any idea as to where the day's food was to come from. Roots were dug from under the snow and pounded or stewed, and when spring came they subsisted almost entirely upon the leaves of beech and basswood trees. Autumn brought better times and the following winter was a little less severe. The deceased, whose memory remained remarkably acute up to his 90th year, could tell entertaining stories of hunting and adventures in the wild woods of his young days. At the period of their settlement here, the wild cat, the wolverine, and the wolf committed great depredations upon the barnyard of the settlers, and many were the chases he had after these ferocious animals. When the war of 1812 broke out, he had been married and was the father of three children. He joined the militia as a flanker and was promoted after the battle of Lundy's Lane in which he fought with the bravest of the British soldiers. He had served out his time a few days before the battle of Stoney Creek and had returned home to his family. He assisted in burying the dead the day after that heroic action. He remembered the launch of the first Hudson River steamer which plied between Albany and Greenbush, a village opposite that city. This occurred when the deceased was but a few years old. The death of Mr. Lee leaves only one survivor of the war, alive in Saltfleet.


March 12, 1875


SMITH - Bernard Smith, an old veteran loyalist of 1812, died at Consecon on the 3rd after a protracted illness, aged 87 years. He served under Colonel Drummond, and was wounded at the battle of Lundy's Lane.

March 17, 1875


BROWNE - Died at Ballsville, H. & L.E. railway, on the 16th instant, John Wilson Browne, youngest son of Alderman Browne, aged 14 years and 8 months. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, No 10 Bay street south, on Thursday afternoon at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Yesterday afternoon, a fatal accident of a most painful character occurred on the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway. Among the passengers on the afternoon train, which left Hagersville for this city about half past two, was William Browne, a promising young man of about fifteen years of age, the son of Mr. M. W. Browne, the late General Superintendent of the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway. The young man had been out for a trip on the line and was returning to his home in this city, when coming between Hagersville and Caledonia, he went to cross from the passenger car of the train, over the wood cars, to get to the engine. A friend on board the train advised him not to go over the wood cars, it being unsafe, but the excusable rashness of youth did not halt at any danger which might seem imminent, and he walked over one car loaded with wood. In stepping down to cross over on the coupling, he slipped in some manner and disappeared from sight. The passenger car gave a perceptible jolt, and a moment after, those on board beheld the mangled body of the young fellow behind the car. The train was stopped and the body picked up, when it was found that both legs had been crushed off, one being completely severed and the other left hanging only by a small piece of flesh. The body and face were also so mutilated as to be hardly recognizable. The remains were brought to the city, and an inquest held last evening before Dr. White, when a verdict of accidental death was rendered. The sad affair has called forth a great deal of sympathy from the friends of the deceased.


March 22, 1875


CARRUTHERS (Toronto) - Mr. R. M. Carruthers, a well-known citizen, died this morning of dropsy. He was manager at one time of the old Lake Superior Navigation Company. He was about 60 years of age.


March 23. 1875


GURNETT - Died at Ingersoll, 22nd instant, of consumption, after a lingering illness, Anne Elizabeth, beloved wife of J. S. Gurnett, publisher of the "Chronicle".


PARRY - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Albert

Buckingham, infant son of Mr. Thomas Parry, 70 Park street, aged 4 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days.


March 24. 1875


MCCULLOCH - Died on the morning of the 24th, Grace Haggert McCulloch. The funeral will take place from the residence of her brother, William McCulloch, 150 Main street west, on Friday, 26th instant, at 2 p.m.


CHILMAN - Died on the morning of the 24th March, Henry George Chilman, second son of the late John Chilman, Esq., of Croydon, Surrey, England, aged 21 years, 10 months. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. William Lee, 73 Market street, at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.


March 24, 1875


COZENS - Died at Toronto, after a brief illness, Albert A., youngest son of the late G. H. Cozens, aged 15 years. The funeral will take, place on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, from No 21 Peter street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


March 25, 1875


JONES - Died at Winona, March 24th, at the residence of her son-in-law, R. R. Smith, Saltfleet, Rebecca Jones, relict of the late Philip Jones of Saltfleet, in her 74th year. Funeral will take place on Saturday next and will meet at the Bartonville church at one o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


MCMAHON - Died on the 24th instant, in this city, Mr. Hugh McMahon, of softening of the brain, aged 51 years. The friends of the family are respectfully requested to attend the funeral to-morrow from his late residence, Hunter and Wellington streets, to Burlington cemetery.


March 27, 1875


MARAKELL - Died in this city, on Thursday morning, the 25th instant, Maria Marakell, aged 40 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, 182 Hughson street north, to-morrow (Sunday) at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are expected to attend without further notice.


VANCORTLANDT (Ottawa) - Dr. Vancortlandt, the oldest surgeon in this district, died on Thursday at a very advanced age. He was well known as a naturalist and archeologist all over Canada, and he will be much missed. He belonged to the old Abernethy school.

March 31, 1875


WARWICK - A little daughter of Mr. Sam Warwick, Tilbury East, was killed the day before yesterday at Valetta. It seems she was climbing a fence when a rail fell back on her neck and breast, causing death.


WILLIAMS - Died on Monday, 29th instant, of a paralytic stroke, while attending a vestry meeting of St. John's Church, Oakville, Justice W. Williams, Esq., in the 77th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Oakville, on Thursday, April 1st, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


COCHRANE - Died at his residence, Montreal, on Saturday, 27th instant, Hugh Cochrane, aged 68.


April 1, 1875


SNIDER - A fatal accident occurred at Long Point yesterday by which Mr. David Snider lost his life. He was assisting, with a number of others, to move a frame house on sleighs, and while the sleighs were in motion, he slipped and fell in front of the runners, one of the sleighs passing over him, causing almost instant death.


April 2, 1875


DONAHOE - William Donahoe, working in Johnson's camp on Chippewa, Michigan, was accidentally killed by a falling tree on the 24th ultimo, The deceased was a Canadian.


BAKER - On the morning of the 26th instant, Mr. Ernest Baker, a merchant of Halifax, while on the cars going from St. John homeward, suddenly expired. Heart disease was the cause of death which came without a moment's warning.


April 3, 1875


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, in the 29th year of his age, Mr. William Campbell, merchant, eldest son of the late Robert Campbell. The funeral will take place on Sunday, the 4th instant, at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 145 John street south. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


April 5 1875


FUESTER - A child of Mr. J. Fuester, Blanchard, was scalded so badly some days ago that it died about sixteen hours after the accident.

WHERRY - Dr. Wherry, a well-known member of the medical profession in this city, died at Quebec last Friday from the effect of an overdose of chloroform.


BENNETS - Mr. James Bennets, formerly manager of the Bruce "Times", died at Sault Ste Marie on the 13th ultimo. He was clerk of the County Court, a member of the Municipal Council, and president of the Agricultural Society.


VARINQUET - Varinquet, the unfortunate man who was assaulted in such an atrocious manner by Cyrille Peltier at Montreal, died of his injuries on Friday morning. Deceased is stated to have been a Communist from Paris.


JOHNSON - A person by the name of Thomas Johnson who had been ailing the greater part of the time, died in Sarnia jail on Saturday last, his disease being chronic inflammation of the stomach. For some time before his death, deceased had persistently refused to eat, and nourishment had to be forced upon him. An inquest was held by Coroner Fraser, and a verdict returned of "death from natural causes". Deceased, who was a man of respectable appearance, about 40 years of age, steadfastly refused to give any account of himself.


HOOLIGAN - On Saturday afternoon, a painful accident occurred at Waterdown. A boy name Hooligan was crossing the creek at that place which is a good deal flooded, when he slipped in and was drowned before any assistance reached him. Coroner Phillips was sent for, but did not consider it necessary to hold an inquest, it being purely accidental.


GLEN - This morning about one o'clock, a man named Hall, living next door on Napier street to an old man familiarly known to the neighbours as Henry the pedlar, heard groans issuing from Henry's premises. Having a suspicion that something was wrong, Mr. Hall proceeded to get into the pedlar's house and found the old man lying on the floor evidently in the last agonies of death. Assistance was called in, but no earthly power could save the old man who died shortly after being found. An inquest is being held this afternoon as we go to press. The deceased was a man of eccentric character, shunning anything in the shape of a woman. He lived entirely alone in a small house and did his own cooking. (His surname was given at the inquest.)


April 6, 1875


SHEPPARD - Mrs. Edward Sheppard, of Logan, during a fit of insanity on Sunday, drowned herself in the River Thames.


POWERS - The body of a man named Powers was found at Allanburg yesterday morning in the canal. He was employed in the deep cut last fall, since which time he has been missing.

GLEN - Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held before Coroner White on the body of the man Glen who was found dying by his neighbours in his house on Napier street on Monday morning. There was nothing brought out in the evidence further than what was given in our description of the affair last evening, only that there was no food found in Glen's house at the time of his death except a small quantity of mouldy bread. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes'; Dr. White having given as his opinion that the man died from inflammation of the lungs.


CLAPPERTON - Fatal accident: Yesterday afternoon Mr. Jonathan Clapperton, one of the oldest engineers in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company and until quite recently a resident of Hamilton, met his death at London. He had been employed at that time for a short time as Stationary Engineer at the Great Western Car works, and while examining the bearings and journals of the engine placed under his charge, accidentally slipped from the ladder upon which he stood and fell with great force upon his head and shoulders. He alighted upon the heavy iron rods which stay the engine and keep it secure in its place, and sustained fatal injuries. He was immediately removed to his home on the Hamilton Road, and at last accounts he was beyond recovery. Mr. Clapperton has worked in the Hamilton yard for yards where he is well known and deeply respected. In fact, he was a general favourite with his brethren who deeply regret the untoward accident.


April 7, 1875


HOLLAND - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, George Frederick Holland, aged 59.


April 9, 1875


FORSYTH - Home time ago, a Mr. Forsyth, employed in the County Offices at Cayuga and a person well-known in this place, became addicted to heavy drinking, and about a week ago had an attack of delirium tremens. He was for several days watched by his friends, but finally escaped from them and went along the road toward Dunnville. His friends immediately went in search of him in different ways, but could only trace his steps for about four miles out of Cayuga. We have been informed that the young man was found on Wednesday last about eight miles from Cayuga lying dead in the woods a short distance from the road. He was about 22 years old, and his untimely death has caused much regret in the neighbourhood. He had eaten nothing for two or three days before his escape, and is supposed to have died from exhaustion.

April 12, 1875


ROBERTSON - Mr. George Robertson, senior member of the firm of Robertson and Hon, Kingston, wholesale grocers, died Friday night.


REYNOLDS - Mark Reynolds, a young man who resided in the Township of Bruce, was found dead in his bed the other day in Fullerton Township while on his way to see his father.


April 13, 1875


REID - Arthur Reid, an old and respected farmer of Freelton, while trying to get something from his burning house on Saturday, perished in the flames


MCCAFFREY - An old woman by the name of McCaffrey, was found dead last Sunday on the side road, about three miles from Bowmanville. He had been missing from about the first of March. An inquest was held yesterday morning by Coroner Christie, and the jury returned a verdict of "Died from exposure to the cold during a severe storm about the first of March".


HOPKINS - Died at the residence of E. Mumford, Esq., Yorkville, Frances, relict of the late Gabriel Hopkins, Esq., in her 83rd year. The friends of the deceased will meet at the Waterdown station at 2:15 p.m. on the arrival of the train leaving Toronto at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday next, the 15th instant, and thence proceed to St. Matthew's Church in the vicinity where the burial will take place.


April 15, 1875


BLEWITT - Mr. John Blewitt, a merchant of Napanee, on awaking yesterday morning, missed his wife from his side, and after an anxious search all day, the unfortunate lady's body was at last found in the river, about six o'clock.


MILBURN - The Mitchell "News" says: Thomas Milburn, a man of about 65 years, who resided on the Monk road, was found dead within a mile and a half of his residence on Monday last. He left Mr. H. Eastman's on Wednesday morning, and went by stage to Kinmount, and then started to walk home to his house, some nine or ten miles from that place, but did not succeed in reaching home before death overtook him. He was an old settler and very much respected where known.


April 16, 1875


GAY - Died at the post office, Cardross, Scotland, on the 24th

March, last, Alexander Gay, in his 80th year, brother of James Gay of this city.


April 17, 1875


MACLEAN - Colonel MacLean died yesterday afternoon of heart disease at Cornwall.


ROBERTSON - The Saginaw "Courier" says that W. H. Robertson of Port Huron, a lake captain, committed suicide at Grand Rapids, on the 2nd instant. Jealousy of his wife is said to have been the cause of the rash act. The Goderich "Signal" adds that deceased was well known in town, particularly by those engaged in the same business


MCKNIGHT - A fearful accident happened to Charles McKnight, a young man engaged as guardsman in the New York Central Railway yard at Suspension Bridge yesterday afternoon. While switching some cars in the New York Central yard, his foot caught in a frog near the switch, holding him fast while the train was moving towards him. Failing to extricate himself, he was run over and fatally injured.


PHILIPS - George S. Philips, solicitor, of Galt, committed suicide yesterday morning about 4 o'clock. He was found at 7 o'clock lying on the floor of his bedroom with the top of his head blown completely off. A rifle was found beside him with a piece of cloth tied to the trigger with which he had set it off. At the Coroner's inquest held on the remains, the jury returned a verdict of "Suicide while under the influence of temporary insanity caused by the use of stimulants", Mr. Philips being in the habit of using chloral. The deceased was a gentleman very much liked by all who knew him. He was about 45 years of age and unmarried.


April 19, 1875


FERGUSON - Miss Annie Ferguson, third daughter of James Ferguson, Register of London, died on Sunday morning somewhat suddenly.


FRASER - An old man named Fraser wandered in the woods at Teeswater on Thursday last while intoxicated. Search was made for him up to Saturday evening when he was found frozen stiff. The searchers had passed by him a number of times, his body being covered with snow. The family of the deceased are very respectable and are greatly grieved at his untimely end.


CARLISLE - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Matthew Carlisle, formerly of the P.C.O. Rifle Brigade, aged 37 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited

to attend the funeral from his late residence, No 91 Mary street, on Wednesday at 3 o'clock.


HOFFMAN - Died in this city, April 18th, 1875, after a long and painful illness, Christian Benjamin Hoffman, son of the late Josias Hoffman, Esq., advocate, Quebec, in his 46th year. The funeral will leave the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. A. L. Burn, 126 Main street east, on Tuesday, the 20th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


April 20, 1875


MARTIN - A melancholy affair took place in Bloomfield yesterday. A Mrs. Minard Martin, lately married, committed suicide by hanging herself in the stable. Life was extinct when found. No cause was assigned excepting temporary insanity.


REEVES - A coroner's Inquest was held yesterday afternoon over the body of Louis Reeves who was found dead in his bed yesterday morning at the American Hotel, Jarvis, and the Jury returned a verdict of "Died by strangulation during a fit". Deceased was in his usual good health before retiring.


SOMERSAIL - On Saturday, Richard B. Somersail, aged 52, dropped dead in the bath-room of his boarding house, Montreal. An inquest was held in the evening by Coroner Jones, and a verdict of "Death by the visitation of God" returned. The family of deceased live in Simcoe, Ontario, whither the remains were taken.


CAMPBELL - Two young men named Edward and William Campbell, aged respectively 25 and 16 years, were drowned last Sunday in the Magnetawan River, half a mile above the falls, while attempting to secure a deer seen swimming across the river. It is supposed the bark canoe upset, as it was found with hats, dog, and gun, fast in the ice. The bodies have not yet been recovered.


April 21, 1875


TRUETT - An old coloured woman named Truett, living near Buxton, was found dead in her bed on Saturday last. She died during the night while in a fit.


YOUNG - At Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton, William Young was cutting ice off a water wheel in a grist mill when the wheel suddenly revolved and carried him round, crushing him so severely that he died in a short time.


WARREN - A coloured woman named Nellie Warren died at Dresden a few days ago at the advanced age of one hundred and fifteen

years. Several of Mrs. Warren's relatives have lived to over one hundred.


GARDENER - Last night a shocking and fatal accident happened to a young man named James Gardener, working at Smith & Moore's steam saw mill near Acton. He was putting on a belt that drives the lath machine and was by some means caught and wound around the shaft which revolves 250 times a minute, and consequently he was literally torn to pieces and scattered around the mill. The sight was heart-rending.


MOORE - William A. Moore, son of the Hon P. H. Moore, left his home at Moore's station near to St. Arnaud on Friday morning last, and although diligent search had been made, no information could be obtained till yesterday afternoon when a dead body was found frozen stiff in the woods, not far from his residence. There were no marks of violence on his person, and it is believed that he came to his death from exposure when under the influence of liquor.


August 22, 1875


BLACK - Mr. James Black, P.L.S., was killed on Thursday evening while returning home from the village of Ayr near his own residence by the upsetting of the wagon on Slabtown hill.


August 23, 1875


SEWELL - Captain John sewell, late captain in the 49th Regiment, died at Quebec on Thursday, aged 81 years.


MARKLAND - A son of Mr. John Markland, a farmer residing near Lynedoch, on rising from bed yesterday morning, found his elder brother lying dead by his side.


OLMSTEAD - About noon to-day, a son of Mr. Thomas Olmstead of Parry Sound, aged 15, while endeavouring to put a belt on a pulley in Mr, Beatty's saw mill, got caught in the machinery and was instantly killed. His father, who runs the lath mill, heard the noise, and as he turned, saw the remains of his boy scattered among the machinery.


SHANLY - Mr. Charles Dawson Shanly, who died in Florida lately, was for many years a resident of Canada and at one time a journalist in Montreal. Leaving that city for Boston, he became connected with the leading literary papers and magazines of the United States, both as a contributor and a caricaturist. Mr. Shanly was a brother of the well-known contractor of the same name, of Montreal.

HOSEY - There died in Napanee on Monday morning lest one of the oldest residents, in the person of Mrs. John Hosey, who has resided there without change since 1812. Having been born on the 19th July, 1781, she was in her 94th year end to the very last moment, the stirring events in that remote period of the history of Canada were fresh in her memory, and her clear remembrance of the excitements of the War of Independence and the particular incidents connected with it of local importance were always listened to with intense interest. When she and her husband removed to Napanee, there were but two stores, a tavern, and two or three residences, and she lived to see it spring from this small hamlet into one of the most flourishing and prosperous towns in the Dominion.


CLARKE - On Monday evening last, Mr. Clarke of Windsor, a gentleman sixty years of age, for many years customs-house officer and a well-known resident of that place, met with an accident at the foot of Woodward avenue, Detroit, which resulted shortly afterward in his death. In attempting to cross from Brady's to Hern's dock on the unfinished portion of the wharf by means of a board laid across, he slipped and fell into the water. His cries attracted the attention of Capt. Clinton of the "Favorite" who succeeded in rescuing him with a life preserver, after which he was taken across to Windsor on the ferry "Victoria". But it was found that in falling, he had struck against a beam and fractured his skull, and he lived only about two hours after his being rescued. His son-in-law has declared his intention of suing for damages.


TYGUL - Professor James Tygul, who for some weeks past up to a week since, might have been seen selling books on the market, died last evening at the hospital. The Physicians attribute his death to excessive drinking. He was removed from the Richardson House to the hospital a few days since, and last night died. A sister of the deceased arrived this morning from Welland to which place the remains will be removed and interred.


April 23, 1875


MCKILLOP - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant,, Archibald McKillop, Jr., aged 19 years and 9 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 107 Hunter street east, on Saturday, the 24th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m.


BICKLE - Died in this city, on Friday morning of April 23rd, Tristram Bickle, Esq., in the 75th year of his age. The funeral will take place on Monday next, from his late residence, at 3 p.m.

BICKLE - This morning, Mr. Tristram Bickle of the firm of T. Bickle & Son, died at his residence, corner of Maiden Lane and Caroline streets, at the age of 75 years, after a long and painful illness of eleven weeks which he bore with wonderful patience and fortitude. Mr. Bickle was one of the oldest and most respected of our citizens, and his many friends and acquaintances will mourn his death, even though it has come in the ordinary course of nature.

Mr. Bickle was born in the county of Devonshire, England, in the year 1801, and emigrated to this country in the spring of the year 1835 where he immediately commenced business as druggist which he has carried on ever since. At the time he started business, Hamilton numbered less than 3000 souls, and in 1842, his 'Medical Hall' was erected, and since that date, few persons in and around our city are to be found but to whom the name and place are as familiar as a household word. In 1848, his son commenced business with him, and early in 1875, they sold their 'Medical Hall' to Messrs Garland and Rutherford, and removed to larger quarters next door to the Bank of Commerce wherein the firm have since carried on a wholesale business.

Early in his life, Mr. Bickle identified himself with the Wesleyan church in England, and has maintained that connection for upwards of sixty years, filling every position in that church that a layman could occupy. In his vigorous days, he took a deep interest in Sunday-School work, and was for many years Superintendent of the Wesleyan Sunday School in this city. He took a deep interest in the work of the Bible Society, and for a long time was its oldest vice-president, and for some time past and until his death, was president.

The last Sabbath he was out of his bed, he conducted services in the Hannah Street Methodist Church, and the last week-night he was out, he attended the meetings of the Revs. Inskip and McDonald in the Centenary Church. The death of Mr. Bickle has left a vacancy in the Methodist Church of Canada which time alone can fill, and his memory will be cherished by the people of that denomination in Hamilton as one of the best friends of the church it has ever had in this city.


April 24, 1875


BELLWOOD - Mr. John Bellwood, of Willow Grove Farm, in the township of Clarke, died Thursday night after a lingering illness, The deceased was well-known throughout the province as an extensive breeder of high bred cattle and sheep. He took a great interest in the Provincial and Focal Agricultural Exhibitions.


FRY - Died at Barton, on Friday, the 23rd instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Fry, and eldest daughter of the late Magnus Bruce, in the 27th year of her age.

Funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. Bruce, Main street east, a little west of the toll-gate, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


April 26, 1875


STEVENS - The citizens of London were shocked on Friday by the intelligence of the suicide of Mr. Brook Stevens, J.P. It appears that deceased, who had been sick for some days and indulging in gloomy and despondent views of his worldly affairs, got out of bed yesterday morning in the absence of his wife, and placing a revolver to the top of his head, discharged the contents, shattering his skull and severing a blood vessel. Death resulted in the course of an hour. Deceased was well known and generally respected throughout the city and in the county. He had spent his entire life in that neighbourhood, was at one time Sheriff's deputy, and afterward Chief of Police, but latterly filled no public office except that of ,J. P.


BEVAN - About half past eight this morning, a tragedy took place near the city which has within it the elements that horrify, surprise, and mystify the most stoical. It is one of those cases where a human being goes about ending his existence with a coolness and deliberation that is inexplicable. There resides at Rock Bay, a beautiful little resort two miles distant from the city on the Wellington Square road, a farmer named Alfred Bevan. His home is north of the toll-gate, and almost adjoining it, about fifteen rods from the house, is a barn of a tumble-down rickety appearance, and it is in this place the deed of death was committed this morning. Alfred Bevan has a wife and two children. There also resides with him a brother, named Isaac Bevan. Isaac is subject to epileptic fits and has been known to have two or three in one day. He has been in somewhat bad health for some time past, and from the story related to the "Spectator" reporter this morning by the wife of Alfred, it appears that he (Isaac) arose yesterday morning and was melancholy all day, His mother, a Mrs. Wright, who resides on York street in this city, also his sister, were visiting him yesterday, and when they arose to leave, he took them by the hand, kissed them, and said, "This is the last time you will ever see me alive. I am not long for this world". At the time, they only laughed at him and said they hoped not. All day yesterday, he seemed very quiet and morose. He arose this morning about eight o'clock, and complained of feeling very poorly. His sister-in-law gave him his breakfast, but he said he only wanted a cup of tea. He took a few sips, then went to his room taking a small cord of rope that had been tied about his trunk. He then took a dose of medicine and said he would go out for a walk and fresh air. He left the house and in a short time his sister-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Bevan,

went to the yard and noticed he was not in the field with her husband. She then sent a little girl to look for him, but he could not be found. Mrs. Bevan then went in quest of him herself, and trying the barn door, found it fastened from the inside. She called to him but received no answer. She called to her husband who came in from the field, broke open the door, and beheld his brother suspended by the neck from one of the rafters above. He immediately cut him down, but life was extinct. Such was the story of Mrs. Bevan

It was eleven o'clock this morning when our reporter reached the spot. The body of the unfortunate man was lying on the bare floor, and there was no one around the premises save the woman mentioned above and her children. She said her husband had gone for the coroner, and the body had not been disturbed from the time it had been cut down, and was still warm with the blood of life. Standing in the barn was a feed box about two feet and a half high. The deceased had evidently got on top of this box, tied the rope around the rafter above; then taken a strap and strapped his legs together about the ankles. He then tied a slip-knot around one wrist with another rope, then put the first rope around his neck, passed the rope tied to Ms wrist between his legs, then fastened it to the wrist of the other hand. Thus was he bound firmly hand and foot. After having made all these preparations, the suicide swung off the box into the jaws of death. From the story of the woman, he could not have been hanging more than fifteen minutes. The most incredible portion of the affair seems to be how it was possible for the deceased, after his feet were bound, to have so securely fastened his hands in the manner related. No good reason can be assigned for the deed, except ill health. Mrs. Bevan states that Saturday last, while the man was suffering with a fit, he swallowed some wax and a rag, and came near dying, that when he recovered, he said to her, "Why didn't you let me die? I would be better off"

He was a man of 35 years, a native of Wales, and had been in this country about six months. He was dressed in dark shirt & Corduroy pants this morning, and as his body lay upon the rough barn floor, the eyes staring open, the head resting on a small box, it was hard to realize that it was naught save clay. The deceased left no explanation for his committal of the deed, and it can in no way be accounted for save in the manner recounted above. The suicide was not married, but leaves a child in Wales. Besides his mother, he leaves two brothers and a sister in this city. The coroner's inquest is being held this afternoon.


April 27. 1875


HALE - The death of Sir Edward Hale occurred yesterday.


DUFF - Mr. James Duff, a well and favourably known farmer of the Township of Beckwith, died on Saturday last, under the

most distressing circumstances. A short time ago, he visited the United States where he was most unmercifully victimized. He returned home completely prostrated in mind, which mental dejection finally settled into lunacy. For thirteen days he refused to accept food, for want of which he succumbed on the last day, having literally starved himself to death.


April 29, 1875


STERLING - Died at No 12 Elgin street, on the 28th instant, William Henry Poole, infant son of Mr. S. N. Sterling, aged three months. Funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m.


April 30, 1875


SMITH - A son of Mr. David Smith, of Raleigh Township, who crushed his thumb in a straw cutter a few days ago, has since died of lockjaw.


COCHRANE - A man named Cochrane, who had been attending a logging bee in Chatham Township, was found at a late hour on his face on the road, dead. The coroner's jury gave a verdict "That the deceased while under the influence of liquor, fell down and was smothered in the mud".


BURDON - Another of the old land marks passed away in the person of Mr. Alexander Burdon, of Belleville, who died on Wednesday morning. For 34 years he held the office of Principal of the Belleville Grammar School, but last year, in consideration of his long and successful services, was superannuated last summer, the Board of Education adding a very respectable sum to the allowance given by the Government so that he had a comfortable competence for the remainder of his life which unfortunately he was not permitted to enjoy long.


April 30, 1875


ARNOLD - Died on the 30th April, Frederick Weston Arnold, formerly of Bristol, England, aged 55 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, No 8 Main street west, at 3 p.m. on Sunday next. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


May 1, 1875


BATTLE - What is supposed to be a death by drowning occurred In the bay yesterday morning. The circumstances for the case, as gathered by our reporter, are substantially these, and the reader can judge for himself. Early yesterday

morning, a labourer named William Battle, a stranger in the city, and without friends or acquaintances here, was engaged by one of the wharf-men to go out on a sail boat or a small yacht lying in the Bay just off the immigrant wharf to make some repairs thereon. This was about eight o'clock yesterday morning. Shortly after he had gone, his hat was observed to be floating ashore, which excited suspicion among parties who saw it that all was not right, and on viewing the yacht and finding that he was not aboard they proceeded thither in a row boat when their worst fears were rekindled. The man's coat was found folded on the dock, and he was gone. The authorities were immediately notified, and on hearing the particulars, gave orders for dragging at the scene of the accident (?), but failed in finding the body. The dragging is being continued to-day with no success.


May 3. 1875


MARSHALL - Last Thursday morning, John Marshall, Esq., a farmer near Lynedoch, upon calling his son, Frederick, received no answer, and going upstairs was horrified to find him stiff and cold in death. He had been unwell for some time, but the night before, he chatted with the family and seemed better than he had been for some time. Dr. Hagerman was called upon to hold an inquest, but thought it unnecessary to do so, as he knew young Marshall to have heart disease from which he was liable at any time to succumb. He was highly respected, and his sudden demise has been very much regretted by his many friends.


TINDILL - Died in this city, at his residence, John street north, on the 3rd instant, at Hamilton, Mr. Thomas Tindill, city assessor.

To-day at 12 o'clock, Mr. Thomas Tindill, one of Hamilton's oldest citizens and most faithful servants, departed this life. Wednesday last, Mr. Tindill was in perfect health, but in the afternoon of that day was suddenly struck down with a paralytic stroke, and has been lingering in great suffering until to-day when he breathed his last. The deceased had been assessor for the city of Hamilton for eighteen years, having been appointed to that office in 1855, and retaining it up to the present except with an interval of two years. In the year 1863, he was elected to the Board of School Trustees, and retained the position until he presented his resignation. The deceased was also Grand Secretary of the Odd Fellows' order, and took great interest in all pertaining to the order. He was beloved for his genial qualities and obliging manners, the latter characteristic making him beloved by all who knew him.

May 5, 1875


BLOCK - The remains of the late Ben Block were interred at three o'clock this afternoon under the auspices of the Loyal Orange Lodge. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of the friends of the deceased.


JACKSON - About 2 o'clock to-day, Mrs. Edward Jackson was seated in a chair at the residence of the late Peter Warren, 95 Catherine street, cutting crape to place around the coffin that contained the remains of Mr. Warren. Suddenly the lady dropped from the chair, falling heavily to the floor. Several persons in the room rushed to her assistance but found her dead. The supposed cause of this sad and sudden death is heart disease. Mrs. Jackson was the wife of the late Edward Jackson, and since the demise of her husband it is said has grieved much, which had probably hastened her death. The lady was an honoured and revered member of the Centenary Church, and was beloved for her charity and great Christian-like spirit. A large number of warm friends are plunged into the greatest grief over the touching and melancholy affair. The husband of the lady was one of Hamilton's oldest and most respected citizens, and the late Peter Warren was one of his employees. It was this remembrance, no doubt, that caused the lady to be present to assist in the performance of the last sad rites of her husband's old servant.


TINDILL - Died in this city, on Monday, the 3rd instant, Mr. Thomas Tindill, city assessor, a native of Forth Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the 54th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 138 John street north, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and relations are invited to attend without further notice.


May 6, 1875


SKINNER - Died at Moroyn House, Toronto, on the 5th instant, Helen Fraser, daughter of the late Hugh Skinner, Esq., and sister of Col. Skinner M.P. and A. F. Skinner, Esq., of this city. The funeral will take place on Friday (to-morrow) from the residence of John W. Bickle, Maiden Lane, at 3:30 p.m.


JACKSON - Died in Hamilton, on the 5th of May, Lydia Ann, wife of the late Edward Jackson, aged 71 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Maiden Lane, on Saturday next, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


HOWELL - A switchman named Charles Howell, employed on the Grand Trunk Railway at the Union Station, met with a sudden

and terrible accident last night. About ten o'clock in passing through the yard, he got his foot caught in a frog; that is, the angle formed by the intersection of two rails, and was unable to extricate himself before the approach of the yard engine. The wheels passed over his groin, leg, and foot, literally cutting him to pieces. He lived about an hour after the accident, and strange to say, was able to talk sensibly until a moment or two before his death to a clergyman and others present. Howell was a sober, hardworking man, highly thought of by his fellow employees. He was a widower without family, and resided near the head of Centre street. His age was apparently between 45 and 50 years. Over $l00 was, it is stated, found on his person when examined after the accident. His body was taken to the dead house about 12 o'clock last night.


May 7, 1875


HOPKINS - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, William Leggo Esq., on the 6th instant, the wife of Caleb Hopkins, Esq., in her 86th year. The funeral will take place in Toronto to-morrow.


May 8, 1875


BRUCE - Died at Barton, on the 7th instant, Mr. James Bruce, youngest son of the late Magnus Bruce, aged 26 years. Funeral from his mother's residence, east Main street, below Wentworth, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


May 10, 1875


STEWART - On Tuesday evening last, Thomas Stewart, a brakesman, while attempting to climb on a car at St. Mary's, missed his footing and fell under the wheels. One leg was completely severed from the body, and he was otherwise badly cut up. He died a few moments after the accident, His family reside in Sarnia.


BATES - We are informed that the Rev Bates, of St. George, who some seventeen years since was the respected pastor of the park street Baptist Church in this city, died on Saturday morning after a brief illness of less than a week. Deceased was for several years the successful pastor of the Baptist church in Dundas, Woodstock and St. George. He was held in the highest esteem by the denomination to which he belonged. His funeral takes place to-morrow forenoon from St. George to Woodstock, and we learn that a deputation from the Park street church of this city will attend as a mark of respect to his memory.

CROOKS - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, Richard Crooks, after a long and painful illness, aged 49 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Barton street west, near Locke street, on Tuesday (to-morrow) at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


May 12, 1875


DUNDEN - The body of a farmer named David Dunden was found hanging to a tree in the woods near his home, about nine miles from Gananoque, on Monday morning. He was last seen alive on Saturday morning. Cause: temporary insanity.


STONE - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Charles W. Stone, aged 23 years and 2 months, the eldest son of Capt. J. H. Stone. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, 61 Ferguson avenue, on Thursday, the 13th instant at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances of the family, Excelsior Lodge of T.O.O.F., and No 1 Company, 13th Battalion are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


HOWARD - Died at No 5 Burlington Terrace, Charles Stanley, youngest son of James Howard, Fsq., aged 2 years ard 10 months. Funeral on Friday at 3 p.m.


May 13, 1875


HOWELL - Last night, Dr. Howell, who for the last three years has been a resident of this city, departed this life. Deceased will be buried with Masonic honours, he having been an active member of that organization.


May 14, 1875


CRAWFORD - The people of this province will learn with a feeling of great regret of the death of Lieutenant-Governor Crawford which took place at his late residence, Toronto, last night. His Honour had been suffering from some indispostion for a few months past, but it was only lately that it became serious. Though possessing a constitution naturally good, he sank very rapidly during the three or four days previous to his end, and appeared to fully realize his approaching death which he suffered with peaceful resignation. Mr. John Crawford was a son of Senator George Crawford by his first wife, Miss Brown, and was born in 1817 in the County of Cavan, Ireland. He came to Canada early in life and received his education in Toronto where he was called to the Bar in 1839. He remained in the profession of law whereof he was a most deserving pillar, and became noted as one of the best chamber and office lawyers in Ontario,

In 1867, he was created a Q.C. Entering upon his political career, he won a seat in the old Canadian parliament in 1861 from a powerful opponent, the Hon. George Brown who had held the representation of East Toronto for the four previous years. He sat in parliament until 1863, and from that time till the Dominion election of 1867, he remained in private life. In this year he ran for South Leeds, defeating the Hon Mr. Richards, and holding his seat for five years when in 1872 he contested West Toronto and was returned by a heavy majority. In the following year, he was appointed by Sir John A. Macdonald'a government to the lieutenant-governship of Ontario. Mr. Crawford was always a Liberal-Conservative in politics, but this did not prevent him from enjoying the confidence and respect of political opponents as well as friends. He was a Lieut, col. of the 3rd Battalion and a director of the Royal Canadian Bank at the time of his death, and always took an active interest in the progress of the city of his home. The straight-forward, moderate, and upright course he pursued in his position as Governor of the Province, elevated him greatly in the esteem of the people, and his demise will be mourned by both political parties with equal sincerity.


May 15, 1875


SIMMONS, MARLIE - Two men named William Simmons and Peter Marlie were drowned in the River Moira near Lattas Mills yesterday afternoon while engaged in driving saw logs.


MACKENZIE - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, at the residence of John Mackay, 'Prospect Hill', No 282 Bay street north, John Mackenzie, formerly of Eden, parish of Doarnoch, Scotland, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral will leave the above-named residence on Monday, the 17th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


May 17, 1875


PRINGLE - A man named R. Pringle, returning from Almonte on the 16th, suddenly exclaimed to a person who was walking with him, "Something is going to happen to me", and immediately fell to the ground. He was carried home and only lived about an hour.


NAPPER - The Strathroy "Age" says: On the 11th instant, Mr. James Napper, father of Mr. Charles Napper of this town, died at the residence of his son, William Napper, in Petrolia in the 84th year of his age. Mr. Napper was one of the pioneers of Adelaide, having resided there since the year 1832. He was very highly respected by all who knew him, and had recently been visiting round among his children.

The funeral from the G.W.R. station was very largely attended by relatives and friends.


SAVAGE - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Mr. Joseph Savage, formerly of Montreal, aged 37 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 100 James street south, on Wednesday, at 4 p.m., to the G.W.R. station. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


THOMAS - Died at Hamilton, May ].6th, Edward Cartwright Thomas, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence on Wednesday.

It will not take our readers by surprise to learn of the death of E. Cartwright Thomas. Esq., which took place at his residence in this city last night. The deceased gentleman has been confined to his house by illness for over a week, and but little hope was entertained for his recovery from the first. We are able to make only this brief notice to-day.


May 19, 1875


THOMAS - As we go to press, the funeral of the late Sheriff, Edward Cartwright Thomas, is proceeding, it is quiet and unostentatious in accordance with a dying wish of the deceased. The late Sheriff was born on Lambert street, London, England, July 9th, 1806. His father was a partner in the banking firm of Sir William Gurtle. The son came to this country, settling in Hamilton in 1834. He was sworn in as Sheriff of the Gore District on March 25, 1843. When the division of the district took place, he retained his position as Sheriff of Wentworth county.


RUTHERFORD - Died in this city, on May 18th, Alexander Rutherford, in the 58th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 12 Gore street, on Friday, the 21st instant, at 10 o'clock a.m., to the G.W.R. station. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Last evening at 8 o'clock, Mr, Alexander Rutherford, superintendent of the Mechanics Institute, died at his residence in this city of congestion of the lungs. Mr. Rutherford had been seventeen years Superintendent of the Mechanics Institute and a citizen of Hamilton for twenty years. At the time of his demise, he was in his 58th year. He leaves a large circle of mourning friends. The funeral cortege will proceed to the G.W.R. depot at 10 o'clock Friday morning, as the remains are to be interred at Charleston by the side of the late partner of his life, Mrs. A. Rutherford.

May 20, 1875


COTTINGHAM - Col. W. Cottingham died Wednesday morning at the residence of Mr. T. Matchett, Omemee, where he has been staying since he fell ill about two weeks ago. The deceased was a native of Fermanaugh, Ireland. He came to this country in 1820, making Omemee, of which he was the founder, his home. He owned extensive mills and other property in Victoria County, and was a member of the County Council for over twenty-five years, ten or twelve of which he was Warden. He will be greatly missed by the community, not only in Omemee, but throughout the County.


MOORE - On Monday morning, a woman named Mrs. William Moore left her home at Woodburn in the Township of Binbrook under suspicious circumstances. She started forward on foot toward the lake, telling no one where she was going, she did not return that day nor the next night. On the next morning, she was found dead, lying across the "limb of a fallen tree, some 50 feet out in the lake. These are the facts as furnished our reporter, but further particulars will be gathered for to-morrow's issue.


WEBBER - Died in Glanford, on Friday, the 14th instant, Mr. Thomas Webber, a native of Devonshire, England, in the 79th year of his age.


May 21, 1875


NASH - Died, Mary Lillian, infant daughter of Mr. Samuel flash, John street, aged 3 days.


MOORE - In yesterday's issue of the "Spectator", we gave a short account of the late suicide at Winona. To-day we are able to give the full particulars. It appears that the unfortunate suicide, Mrs. William Moore, left her residence at Woodburn on Monday morning last for the home of her mother, the widow of the late John Lee, a veteran of the war of 1812, an obituary notice of whom appeared in the columns of this paper a few days ago.

She took her breakfast before starting, did up her house work as usual, and took with her her youngest child, an infant about five or six months old. On her arrival at Mrs. Lee's, she took a cup of tea, and told her mother that it was the last cup of tea they would ever drink together. She then got up, put on her shawl and hat, and went out leaving her baby in charge of its grandmother. Before going, however, cut off two locks of her hair and gave them to her mother, telling her to give one of them to her husband and to bid him good-bye for her. She also left directions about her funeral and said she wanted to be buried in Stoney Creek. She then went to the lake and never returned again. All that

dark still night, she wandered along the shore listening to the relentless wash of the dark and awful waves. What thoughts must have been in that woman's brain that night all alone on the deserted shore with none to aid her but the little stars above and the All Seeing eye. Did she ever think of her widowed mother and her little infant child she had left behind? Did she ever think of her husband in their home at Woodburn miles away and her six other little children clinging to his side wondering where their mother had gone? No human being will ever know.

The next morning some of the people in the neighbourhood of Winona say they had heard piercing shrieks in the lake and a few hours afterward the unfortunate woman was found dead, lying over the branches of a fallen tree, some fifty yards out in the lake. The news of the tragedy flashed like wildfire throughout the township and into the ears of the suicide's husband as he came down the mountain toward Stoney Creek in search of his missing wife. No account of the verdict rendered by the coroner's jury has yet been handed in.


SAVAGE - In the notices of death in our issue of Monday was that of Mr. Joseph Savage, architect, of this city, who died on Sunday evening a little before eight o'clock. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. Joseph Savage of the well-known and respected firm of savage and Lyman of Montreal. He was educated at the high scboo1 and graduated C.E. at McGill College, and was brought up to the profession of architect. He left this pursuit for a time, owing to his health, and bought a farm in the less rigorous climate of Delaware. He came to this city in the fall of 1872 where he once again engaged in his favourite pursuit of planning and designing. From the taste and skill displayed in the buildings that were designed by him and erected under his supervision in this city, it is clear that he had a very successful career before him. The Zion Tabernacle on Pearl street was erected from his designs, and the private residence of of Matthew Leggat, Esq., one of the handsomest in the city, was one of the deceased gentleman's last works, and with others indicate the high character of his architectural taste. Mr. Savage had not been long enough in our city to be very widely known, but those who had the pleasure of his friendship and acquaintances will long admire the perfect transparency, simplicity, and gentleness of his character, while the few friends who used to meet with him in the pursuit and pastime of music, in which he was an enthusiast, will long remember the pleasure of their gatherings afforded. His remains were conveyed to the G.W.R. station on Wednesday afternoon and thence to Montreal to be deposited in the family vault in that city. The deceased was in the prime of life, being only 27 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a wife and six daughters to mourn his loss.

May 22, 1875


BAXTER - A lad, named Baxter, was drowned near Amherstburg by falling into a pond while fishing the other day.


MCHENRY - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Nellie Alice, third daughter of Mr. P. S. McHenry, aged 13 years. The funeral from her father's residence, No 75 Park street north, on Monday, the 24th instant, at 9 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


May 26, 1875


CREIGHTON - About two o'clock Monday afternoon, John Creighton, of Oshawa, dropped dead from heart disease while digging in his garden. Mr. Creighton was a middle-aged man, and much respected.


HOOPER - While two young men named Thomas Hooper and Ferman Harra were down the Bay of Quinte fishing yesterday afternoon, their boat capsized, and Hooper was drowned. The steamer "Utica" picked up Harra in an almost exhausted condition.


WREN - Sunday morning early, a man named Gilbert Wren was found in an unconscious condition on the river front between Woodyard Lane and Jacques Cartier street, Montreal. Supposing him to be very drunk, the water police removed him to the police station. During the afternoon he was removed to the General Hospital where he died on Sunday night. Suspicions of foul play are entertained.


BRITTON - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, at the residence of Mr. George Dempsey, Margaret, relict of the late Captain Britton. Her end was peace.


May 27, 1875


MENHENEY - Bridget Menheney, an old woman living south of Brooklin, Ontario, while labouring under the delusion that she had some wild animals inside her, attempted to get rid of them "by cutting a hole in her abdomen, from the effects of which she died. Dr. Farewll held an inquent yesterday when the jury returned the verdict of "Died from the effects of a wound inflicted while labouring under temporary insanity.


PAPPS - Died at 60 Bay street south, Hamilton, on the 27th instant, George Frederick, only son of George S. and Caroline A. Papps, aged 10 weeks.


FINDLAY - A telegram received from Wallaceburg yesterday giving details of a horrible crime committed near that place which resulted in the death of a farmer named Findlay. By a

strange noise in the stable at a very early hour in the morning on the 22nd, he was called out of bed, and a short time afterward his body was found lying inside the stable door with a fatal bullet wound in his head. The conduct of the deceased's wife and a man named Smith leads to the belief that this is a repetition of the Nissouri horror.


May 28, 1875


VANDYKE - As three coloured men were crossing the river at Dresden yesterday morning, the boat upset, and one of them named Thomas Vandyke was drowned.


SOMERVILLE - About 9 a.m. to-day, Adam Somerville, engine driver at the Railway shops, Carlton Junction, was caught in the belting and so much injured that he died in the course of the day.


PALMER - A young lad named Palmer, son of Peter Palmer, bricklayer of Tillsonburg, while leading a horse along the road on Friday last near the town, received a severe kick in the temple, and lived about twelve hours afterward.


BENOIT, LEPAGE - About half past twelve o'clock Thursday afternoon, four boys

 were rowing towards the pier at St. Lambert, Montreal when their boat was upset by

 the back-wash caused by the current dashing against the wharf just as they were endeavouring to round the comer. Two of them, named Mathias Lepage and J. Benoit, were drowned. The remaining two, George Decarie and Callixte Chatel, were saved.


FINLAY - Additional particulars have been received regarding the murder of Mr. Finlay, a respected farmer near Wallace-burg, County of Lambton. Mrs. Finlay, wife of the murdered man who was supposed to have committed suicide in his own barn early one morning, refused to attend the funeral, and William H. Smith, a hired man on the deceased's farm, gave strange exhibitions of feeling at the grave. These circumstances excited strong suspicions, and Smith was arrested. An inquest was held and Mrs. Finlay has made a full confession of her complicity with Smith in the horrible crime.

The following is her statement before the jury On Friday morning, Smith told me he had arranged the murder for the night before, but there being no cap in his gun, he did not carry it into effect. Friday he went into the stable to cut potatoes for seed and capped the gun. At one o'clock on Saturday morning, he went into stable and loosed the horses to make a noise to draw Finlay out. Finlay, being awake, got up and went out. I heard the report of the gun. A minute or so after, Smith came to the door and knocked. I went to the door. Smith told me it was done. A short time after this I went to the bed where Smith and a boy called Shanks

were sleeping and pretended to wake them. They got up and went to the stable. I then went out and asked them what was the matter. One of them replied, "he is dead". Smith and Shanks then went and called the neighbours.

Smith, on hearing her confession gave a heartrending groan, and turning to her, said, "You have murdered us both".

The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Smith and Mrs. Finlay who are committed for trial at the Sarnia assizes.

Mrs. Finlay and the alleged murderer had been or terms of improper intimacy for some time.


DOUGLAS - Died at 30 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh, on the 11th instant, Jane Buchanan, wife of Major George Douglas, and sister of Hon. Isaac Buchanan.


HENDRIE - Died at 629 Jefferson avenue, Detroit, on the 28th instant, Charles Trowbridge, aged 4 years and 4 months, son of George and Sarah Hendrie.


HARRIS - About a week since, a young boy named Harris, residing with his parents on Bay street near the Glasgow tavern, while at his work in a factory, stepped on a nail which entered his foot. The injury was not considered serious, and a physician was not called in for several days afterward. When examination was made, the wound appeared healed and it was thought no poison had been retained in the system. On the 24th instant, young Harris was about, apparently in the best of health, but on the evening of that day, he was taken with a stiffness in the neck which constantly grew worse until he was compelled to take to his bed from which he never moved alive. The poison from the iron penetrated his entire system, and yesterday the young boy died amid great pain and suffering, from lockjaw. The unfortunate youth at the time of his death was but 17 years of age, and contributed largely towards the support of his parents who are in very straightened circumstances.


GREY - Yesterday afternoon about twenty minutes to four, one of the most melancholy suicides that have ever happened in our city took place on Wellington street, two doors north of Wilson street, on the east side. The suicide's name was Charles Grey and was a man of 38 years of age with a wife and eight children, a few years ago he kept a grocery on the corner of John and Catherine streets and is probably well known to a great number of our citizens. He has been ailing for the last three years, being afflicted with Bright's disease and a tumour on his side. Within the last two weeks, his disease came to a climax, and he was forced to take to his bed. He suffered terrible pain and became very low in spirits, and it is thought the agony he endured affected his brain. The day before yesterday, he said to his wife that he would rather kill himself than endure such pain any longer.

His wife took the precaution of taking the pistol out of the bedroom, and hid it in an adjoining room, a parlour. It is supposed, however, that he watched his wife's movements, and being well acquainted with the house, made a good guess where she put it. All day yesterday, he appeared to be very low in spirits, and frequently expressed a wish to die. About three o'clock p.m., he became very restless, and turning to his son, a boy of about 12 years of age, he said, "John, go down to the kitchen and bring me a drink of water quick". When the boy went out, the unfortunate man was left alone in his wing of the house, the building being divided by a hall. On the left, or north side of the hall, was the sitting room, and two bedrooms, one of them occupied by the invalid. The boy, to do his father's command, had to go into the cellar or kitchen, immediately below his father's bedroom. While he was gone, the tragedy took place. No human eye saw the unfortunate man do the deed. No one saw him creep stealthily through the room searching for the pistol with that awful thought in his brain and that desperate purpose in his heart. All that is known about it is that when the son heard the report of the pistol and hastened back to the room, he found his father sitting on the sofa, shot through the head with the pistol still in his hand. The alarm was instantly given, and four experienced doctors instantly called, but no human power could now avail him as the bullet had entered his left brain immediately above the eyes. Although so mortally wounded, the unfortunate man lived for four hours and a half after he received his wound, but did not appear conscious or to suffer any pain whatever.

This forenoon at 11 o'clock, Coroner White called a jury together to hold an inquest on the body of the deceased. The boy, John, gave evidence, but nothing more was elicited from him further than what is given above. As the physicians were engaged in a post mortem examination of the body and would not be likely to report for some time, Coroner white deemed it advisable to adjourn the inquest till 8 o'clock this evening.


May 29, 1875


DAVISON, HATFIELD, GABRIEL - Three young women and two men were sailing on

 Wednesday evening in a pleasure boat at Half-way

 river, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, and a

 squall striking the boat, she upset. Three of the party were drowned; viz. Allison Davison, Miss Hatfield, a school teacher, and Bliss Gabriel. The two saved were Bliss Barnes and Clarence Fullerton.


SEDDONS - The 'pocket Hercules', George Seddons, the well known prize fighter, who had many friends in Ontario, especially in the vicinity of Hamilton where some of his relatives reside, died in New York on May 12th, from injuries

supposed to have been received in a glove contest with Dan Dougherty, about two weeks previously. He was an Englishman by birth, but had been in Canada and the United States for a number of years. Before crossing the briny deep, Seddons defeated within the 24-foot magic square Barry the Kid, Tom Kelly, and Punch Dalley. In America, he has been engaged in numerous tourneys and has always been looked upon as a very fine performer with his hands, and was credited with possessing the courage of the lion with the gentleness of the lamb.


GREY - The jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased Charles Grey came to his death from the discharge of a pistol held by his own hand while labouring under an attack of despondency.


BLACK - Died at 46 Academy street, Inverness, on the 30th ultimo, George William, second son of the late Mr. Andrew Black, in his 19th year.


May 31. 1875


DATMOUR - Mrs. Datmour, wife of the unfortunate man who was killed on Monday last at St. Peter's Church, Montreal, died yesterday through premature confinement caused by the shock of her husband's death.


YOUNG - Troubles never come singly, the adage runs, and it seems of late from the frequency of fatal occurrences our own city is no exception to the proverb, if such rapid and reckless destruction of life may be classified as 'trouble'. Within the past few days, horrible fatal accidents and crimes have followed with such rapid succession as to put the philanthropist all agog, and cause the blood of even the most careless and casual to curdle and thicken.

Yesterday a tragedy was enacted at No 217 James street north, one door from the corner of Murray street, that bears much semblance to the suicide a few days since. Here on James Street have a Mr, Charles Young and his wife resided for nineteen years, keeping a little grocery store, and amassing to themselves quite a considerable portion of this world's goods. They had been patient, loving, christian man and wife, rearing three children up to men and women's estate, and of late were taking the world somewhat easy, having nearly played their part. Both were comparatively sound in mind and body until Saturday, the 22nd instant when Mr. Young, while arranging some goods on the shelves of his store, fell to the floor and fractured a rib on the right side. His wife was present when the accident occurred and was much alarmed and excited, her nervous system receiving a shock from which she never recovered, and from that time those around her observed that her mind began to fail. All that loving ones could do

for her comfort was done, but her mental condition became such that on Saturday of last week her husband, who had previously made a will bequeathing to her all his worldly possession in case he died first, saw fit to insert a clause appointing guardians to protect her interests, yesterday morning, both husband and wife not feeling well, Mr, Young proposed they should retire to their bedroom and lie down. This Mrs. Young seemed averse to doing, but said she would go soon. A short time after this, she was seized with a violent fit of trembling, somewhat resembling a chill. Dr. Mullir was called in and found Mrs. Young in an unconscious condition. Some medicine was administered, and after an hour she seemed to recover her spirits, but was rather flighty. Her husband placed himself on the bed beside her, and a daughter administered a sleeping potion which it had been found necessary to use since the occurrence of Mr. Young's accident. The husband finally sank into a slumber from which he awoke about two o'clock in the afternoon, and found his wife missing from his side, He arose, went down stairs, and enquired where she was. In astonishment, his son desired to know if she was not upstairs and receiving a negative shake of the head for a reply, became alarmed and went in quest of his mother. He looked in all the bedrooms upstairs and finallv tried the parlour door but found it locked. Going then into an adjoining room, he stood upon the bed and looked through a small window into the parlour, and saw his mother lying on the floor. The window could not be opened, and being now thoroughly alarmed, he procured a ladder, went to the front of the house, ascended to the second storey, opened the parlour window, and beheld his unfortunate mother lying in a pool of blood upon the floor, a terrible gash in her throat, and the razor with which the awful deed was committed lying by her side. The gash was not long, but the entire blade of the razor must have been used and the jugular vein severed. The hands and face and dress were covered with blood, and from the position of the body, it was considered that the act was perpetrated while in a sitting posture. There was no sign of life save that the body was still warm, showing that the deed could not have been committed but a few minutes before discovery was made. The razor was one with a very short blade, and was the property of Mr. Young. Only a few days before, he had hid it from her sight, fearing that such a dark thought might enter her mind, but the day before he had shaved himself with it and again placed it in the drawer of a little stand that stood in his bedroom. His wife must have observed him, and waiting till he was asleep, stole softly from his side and crept into the parlour, secured the door, and enacted the fearful tragedy.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Young was 60 years of age, the mother of three children, all adults. She had always been esteemed by all who knew her as a kind-hearted, Christian woman who would shrink from such an undertaking with horror

had not her reason been dethroned. A coroner's jury was held to-day at 11 o'clock, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts.


ECCLESTONE - A brief account of the railroad accident by which Frederick Eeclestone, a little seven-year-old son of Mr. W. T. Eeclestone, was killed and another boy named Thomas Moore was severely injured was given in the "Spectator" of Saturday. The boy, Moore, although badly injured, it is thought will recover. The following is the evidence adduced at the coroner's inquest held at the Police Station on Saturday evening upon the body of the little boy, Frederick Eeclestone, killed by being run over by the train on the H. and L. E. Railway wharf.

Thomas White, Esq., M.D., coroner, presided. Mr. Robert Evans was selected as foreman of the jury.

Mr. W. F. Walker was present to watch the case on behalf of the H. & L. E. Railway Company.

After the jurors were sworn, they adjourned to the residence of Mr. W. T. Eeclestone to view the body of the deceased, and on their return, witnesses were examined and following evidence adduced.

Wm. F. Eeclestone, confectioner, sworn: The deceased was my son. He was 8 years old. was born in Hamilton, was by religion a Methodist. Saw him last alive about 11 o'clock this morning. Was then in his usual good health. Saw him after I heard of the accident. He had been talking of going with other boys to fish in the morning. When I saw him again, he was dead. I went to the H. & L.E. railway station, saw the body, and had it removed to my residence., King street east, where it has just been viewed by the jury,

Henry Eeclestone, sworn: I am 10 years old. Deceased was my brother. I was in his company fishing this afternoon. We went in the morning. Also my brother Robert was with us. We went to the H. & L.E. Railway wharf. We were fishing when I heard some boys shout, "a train", I did not hear the train till I heard the shout. 1 looked up then and saw the train about 5 or 6 yards distant. The train was moving pretty quickly. I jumped up and ran across the track. The little boy, Moore, who was hurt, was sitting beside me. I could not help him. After the train passed, the boys shouted for it to be stopped as a boy was under it. I went to the other side after the car stopped and saw little Moore

but did not see my brother, I thought I had seen my brother cross the track before me. I came home, but was told to say nothing to frighten my mother, but only to tell my father. Some one had been to the house before me and told my father. This was the first time I ever went to the wharf to fish. I had been warned rot to go on the wharf. I heard no bell ring nor a whistle blow before I saw the train. I am quite sure of this.

To Mr. Walker: The wind was blowing pretty hard. The bay was rough and making considerable noise. I did not see a notice put up warning boys not to trespass on the wharf.

Robert Eeclestone, 12 years old sworn, said: Deceased is my brother. Saw him last alive on the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway wharf about one quarter of an hour before the train came down. He was then quite well and in good spirits. He was paying good deal of attention to his fishing. I was on the logs when the accident happened about 100 yards distant. I saw the cars strike a boy. I heard no whistle blow or bell ring before the boys were struck.

William Wickes, sworn. I am a paper hanger. About ten minutes past two this p.m., I was on some logs near the H. & L.E. Railway wharf. On the east side of the wharf, I saw a train coming down. A freight car being pushed by an engine. Saw a brakesman on the front end of the car. The car was going three miles an hour. Saw the brakesman wave one hand first, and he then got up and waved both hands when about 75 feet away from the boys on the wharf. The car was being pushed by the engine. Did not hear a whistle blow or bell ring. Saw one boy struck, but saw no more of him alive after that. It was the boy, Moore, I saw struck.

To Mr. Walker: I saw a notice warning parties not to trespass on the wharf. The noise of the water and wind was sufficient to drown the noise of the approaching train.

William Rodgers, sworn; I am the mechanical superintendent of the H. & L.E. Railway. We left our station with one car to go to the wharf. We were pushing the freight car with the engine. We placed a man as is usual in front of the freight car. This man was to give signals in case of danger. When a signal is given we either stop or slow up. Signal to stop is to raise up both hands and pass them done to the sides. Signal to slow up is to wave one hand steadily. Before we came to the wharf, we stopped twice below Ferguson avenue for two sets of men working, whistled both times. We whistled for a man a quarter of a mile from the place where the accident happened. In about 200 feet from the latter place we got signal from brakesman and I told driver to reverse the engines and he did so. The engine is light and there is a down grade, and we stopped about 30 feet from where we struck the boys. I did not know we struck anyone until I heard some boy on the wharf cry out that we had. We found one little one that the car had gone over. I took him up. This was Moore from what the other boys said. I thought we had knocked some boys into the water as the rail is only 30 inches from the edge of the wharf on the side on which the boys were. I ordered men to take the boy Moore home and I notified the coroner of what had happened. I told the other men to search the water to see if any bodies were there. In my absence the body of the deceased was found between the wheel piece and the wheel of the freight car. The engine could not have been stopped in a less space on the grade. We go down about once a day to the wharf. We are greatly

annoyed by boys on the wharf. We can scarcely keep the boys off. I have driven them off often but they come back in my absence. There is a placard on the fences as you approach

the wharf, warning boys not to trespass on it. I cannot give the words exactly. The placard is signed by the contractor but put up with the sanction of the Company. We were going

4 or 5 miles an hour.

To Mr. Walker: The company owns the property for some distance each side of the track and down to the water's adge and the wharf. There are no crossings below Barton street which is about half a mile from the wharf. We run through our own property for the distance.

Charles O'Reilly, M.D., sworn, said: I examined the body of the deceased. Some of the ribs on tbe left ride were fractured. A few bruises on the back and over the right forehead. There was a compound fracture of the right and back part of the skull, exposing the brain. I have heard the evidence of the witnesses regarding the accident, and think death was caused by injury to the brain caused by the fracture of the skull. Death must have almost instantaneous.

The jury here adjourned until Monday at 4 p.m. to admit the jurymen to visit the scene of the accident.


June 1, 1875


ECCLESTONE - Yesterday afternoon, the inquest in the case of Frederick Eeclestone was continued in the Police Court office... The jury took some time to deliberate, and returned the following verdict: That the deceased came to his death accidentally by being struck by a freight car on the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway wharf, and while attaching no blame to the employees of the Company, recommend that a watchman should be employed to arrest all trespassers; thereby convincing the citizens that the wharf and land adjacent are not public property.


CAMPBELL - Two young men, sons of Mr. John Campbell, living near sand Point village, were

drowned while out canoeing on Sunday.


BLAKEWELL - The body of the missing coloured man, Eli Blakewell, who disappeared suddenly from Collingwood about three weeks ago, was found floating in the harbour yesterday by some fishermen. He is supposed to have drowned himself while in a fit of temporary insanity, as he had not appeared rational and was confined to his house for several days before his disappearance.


June 3, 1875


THOMSON - A youth named W. Thomson, employed in the Collingwood Mill Company's saw mill, had his throat cut while working

at a lathe machine on Tuesday. He died yesterday morning in great agony.


ROSE - The boat which Mr. Rose's sons, of Newmarket, used on Monday, was found this afternoon, bottom up near Roache's Point, which settled all hope of their safety. The respect which all classes of the community had for the deceased has cast a heavy gloom over the town and vicinity. The telegraph offices all around the lake were frequented by eager inquiries ever since apprehension existed as to their safety. Numbers of inhabitants have gone in search for their bodies with lights.


June 5, 1875


RAY - Dr. Ray, physician of Quebec, is dead.


June 7, 1875


ROBERTS - Died in this city, at No 7.Wilson street, on the 6th instant, William Roberts, a native of Devonshire, England, aged 42 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DAVIS - Died in this city, on the 7th instant, Fredrick, infant son of Mr. Richard Davis. Funeral from 218 Hughson street North, at 2 p.m., to-morrow.


June 8, 1875


MCKEAVER - A man named Felix McKeaver was run over and killed by a train on the Great Western Railway near Eifteen-Mile creek during Saturday night or Sunday morning. He was intoxicated at the time.


ASSINDER - An inquest was held yesterday on the body of Sarah Assinder who died in the Brampton jail on Sunday night. Deceased was a lunatic and has been confined in the jail since last November. The jury brought in a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God".


ST. JEAN - The coroner's jury in the case of St Jean who shot himself at Ottawa on Sunday have returned a verdict of suicide. From the evidence at the inquest, it is clear that the unfortunate man must have led a most wretched life. His wife was intoxicated when before the coroner yesterday, and was both impertinent and obscene in her remarks when questioned as to her character and the nature of her relations with deceased. He was a sober and industrious man, owning one of the finest cabs and the best pair of horses in the city of Ottawa.

MCALISTER - A sailor named Thomas McAlister, on board the schooner ""Starling", was drowned at Port Dalhousie yesterday afternoon. He was lying in the sail of the vessel asleep and rolled off, striking the pier as he fell, and sinking under the stern of the vessel. He was taken out of the water within a few minutes, but life was extinct. No inquest was held on the body, and he was buried at that place next morning. The unfortunate man formerly resided in this city and has relatives living here at the present time.


STONE - Died in this city, on Monday, the 7th instant, Maud Adelaide, youngest daughter of John H. and Maria Stone, aged 3 years, 4 months, and 16 days. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, No 61 Ferguson avenue, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, the 10th instant. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


June 9, 1875


GRAY - A little boy of Elora, about two years old, son of Mr. Gray, one of the section men, was run over last evening by the express train coming from Guelph at Hurst's Bridge, about four miles above Elora. He was instantly killed.


STONE - Postponed: Funeral of Maud Adelaide Stone, postponed for the arrival of Mr. John H. Stone from Prince Edward Island. Notice of funeral on arrival.


June 11, 1875


BEASLEY, OGILVIE - Two young men named Beasley and Ogilvie were drowned at Gebbon Harbour, King's County, on Friday night, while fishing in the Bay of Fundy.


June 12, 1875


SALMON - Died at his residence, Binbrook, on the morning of the 5th instant, Mr. Leonard Salmon, a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 71 years.

One of the oldest and most respected residents of the Township of Binbrook, Leonard Salmon, died at his home in that township last Saturday morning, the 5th of June. The deceased gentleman was one of the first settlers in the township, having taken up land there in the year 1839. He was born in Burton Pedsen, Yorkshire, England of poor parents, and did not receive a very liberal education, but he was a man of good natural talents, and on coming to this country, at that time a howling wilderness, he soon made himself a home, and by strict industry and attention to business, he succeeded in accumulating a large property, and has left his family in comfortable circumstances. He

was a member of the Church of England, and always used his influence to forward any good work. He was for many years a Director of the County and Township Agricultural Societies, taking a deep interest in their success. He was the father of Mr. James L. Salmon, assessor of the municipality. His principles in politics were Conservative, and he was strong supporter of Church and State. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his loss, and will long be remebered by the people of the Township of Binbrook where he was best known as a true Christian, a strong conservative, and an honest man. He was buried last Monday morning, and an immense concourse of people gathered around his grave to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased.


June 14, 1875


SKINNER - Died at 3 o'clock this afternoon, at his residence, Fairleigh Park, Andrew Fraser Skinner, in his 47th year. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday.


STONE - The funeral of the late Maude Adelaide Stone, postponed from last week on account of Mr. Stone's absence from home, will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) at 3 p.m., from the residence of Mr. J. H. Stone, 64 Ferguson avenue. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


PENNINGTON - An accident of a horribly peculiar nature occurred in Glanford on Friday afternoon. Two men named Andrew Smith and his farm servant, William Pennington, were engaged in pulling stumps with a large machine. A very heavy stump had been pulled, and the man Pennington had crept under it for the purpose of loosening some of its roots, when the machine gave way, and the stump, having no stay, fell in on Pennington, crushing him horribly. Smith immediately gave the alarm, and the unfortunate man was rescued as soon as possible, but not soon enough to save his life. The ragged points of the broken roots had run into his body in several places, mutilating him fearfully. Medical assistance was called, but after lingering in agony, the young man died some time this morning. Pennington was a man about 21 years of age beloved by all who knew him, and accident which has ended so fatally to him has cast a gloom over the entire community in which he resided.


June 15, 1875


LAND - Died on Monday, the 14th instant, Esther Morris, beloved wife of Col. John Land, in the 51st year of her age. The funeral will take place on Thursday next, the 17th instant at 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, Wentworth street corner of Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

SKINNER - As already announced, Andrew Fraser Skinner, died at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his residence in this city. The deceased was ap old resident of Hamilton. He came to this city from his native place, Golspie, Sutherland-shire, Scotland, in 1855, at that time being seventeen years of age. He was first connected with the firm of Kennedy, Parker & Co., and afterwards engaged in wholesele crockery and fancy goods business with his brother, Col. Skinner. He was connected with the Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway Company almost since its formation, and was a director of it.

Mr. Skinner was a man of large literary attainments, was possessed of a highly literary intelligence, and took the greatest interest in matters pertaining to religion. In fact, it was owing to his exertions alone almost that the McNab Street Presbyterian Church was built, and lately he was one of the chief pillars of the St. John Church, the members of which feel that they have sustained a great blow by his loss. The city of Hamilton has also lost one of its best, most humane, and enterprising citizens.


June 16, 1875


SUTHERLAND - The body of the late Bliss Maggie Sutherland, of Cobourg, drowned at Peterborough on the 9th instant and for which continuous search has been made by her friends and many others of our townspeople, was found yesterday morning by a farmer, residing some six miles below the place of the accident.


CAMERON - We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. John Cameron of Brantford which occurred yesterday at the residence of his brother, Mr. M. C. Cameron, M.P.P. Mr. Cameron was for many years Clerk of the Peace of the County of Brant and filled other local offices. Few citizens of Brantford were widely known and none more highly respected.


June 17, 1875


BAITLER - A cow on the Grand Trunk Railway threw a freight train off the track yesterday near Ailsa Craig. The engine turned On its side and the driver, named Baitler, brother of a hotel-keeper in Brantford, was killed. The fireman, named Morris, was scalded and is not likely to recover. The train was badly smashed.


ABREY - Yesterday morning, about seven o'clock, a suicide of a peculiarly horrible nature took place in the neighbourhood of Wellington .Square. The victim was a young Englishman named Thomas Abrey, about 22 years of age. He was born of highly respectable parents in the old country, receiving since he came here $600 a year for his support. He was a man, however, of dissolute habits, and went through his money

almost as soon as he got it. He was hired as a common farm servant to a farmer named Fothergill, at whose house the tragedy took place. He was often heard to complain that a man like him, highly educated, and of aristocratic parents in England, should be obliged to descend in the common level of a Canadian farm servant. Within the last few weeks, he had been drinking heavily, and had become very morose and down-hearted. On Tuesday night he went to bed about ten o'clock. His employer, Mr. Fothergil, sat up writing until one in the morning, when he went to bed. He had not been there over an hour when his wife nudged him and said she heard a racket upstairs. Fothergil lit a lamp, and ascending the stairs, opened Abrey's bedroom door, when a horrible sight met his view. Abrey lay prone on the floor in a pool of his own blood, and struggling in the last agonies of death, Medical assistance was immediately called in, but too late to do anything for the unfortunate young man. He had inflicted six separate gashes in his throat with an old jack-knife, part of the blade of which was found sticking in the bone of the neck. The coroner's jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased came to his death by his own hands while labouring under an attack of temporary insanity.


June 18, 1875


JAYNE - A centenarian died at Melrose yesterday, Mrs. Mary Jayne, relict of Joseph Jayne. Her age was one hundred years and three months.


SULLIVAN - On Thursday last, Patrick Sullivan, who has filled the position of baggage master and switch tender at the Dundas station for a number of years, died at his residence after a short but severe illness which was brought on, we believe, while attending his duties during the very severe weather of the past winter, "Pat" was a favourite with everybody, and no more faithful or obliging servant can be found on the line of the Great Western Railway where he had been employed for over twenty years. He was about 37 years of age, and leaves a wife and a helpless family of eight children to mourn his loss.


June 19, 1875


GERMAN (Widder) - This morning about 8 o'clock, the through express, eastbound, struck a little boy named German, nine years old, killing him instantly. The little fellow was trying to cross the track in front of the train when the engine struck him and threw him about six rods.

June 22, 1875


HOLDEN - Died at his father's residence, York street, on Monday evening, 21st instant, Robert Craik, youngest son of John R. Holden, Esq., aged 4 months and 26 days. Funeral on Wednesday, 23rd instant, at 3 p.m.


HENDERSON (Woodbridge) - Yesterday, a little boy, three years of age, named Henderson, while playing around McCuire's pond, was accidentally drowned.


June 23, 1875


SHUPE - A man named Shupe, working in Mr. Frost's mill yard, Morpeth, while rolling a log with a hand-spike, fell. The hand-spike, falling across his chest, and the log rolling back, bore him down, breaking two ribs over the heart, and causing instant death.


HALL - Mr. William Hall, of the firm of Nicholls and Hall, one of Peterborough's oldest and most respected citizens, died at Montreal last night. He had gone there as one of the representatives of the Canada Presbyterian church to take part in the Union deliberations, and was taken ill with inflammation of the lungs.


June 24, 1875


MCGUIRE - About 9 o'clock Tuesday night, a young man named James McGuire, painter, of Acton, was out bathing with one of Mr. Speight's scows, when it is supposed he took cramps and was drowned. His body was found yesterday morning.


WEIR - The late Henry Weir, one of the Burford cavalry troop, was buried yesterday in Burford with military honours. The deceased attended camp in Niagara, and after returning, was taken suddenly sick and died. Over sixty carriages attended the funeral, also the troops under the command of Captain Marshall and Lieutenant Thomas L. Jones.


June 25, 1875


DORMER - Mr. Ceorge Dormer, barrister, who represented the south riding of Victoria in parliament in 1874 and 1873, died at Lindsay, yesterday morning. He has long been ill with consumption.


BECK - Yesterday afternoon, an inquest was held before Dr. White, coroner, on the body of Mrs. Beck who died suddenly on Wednesday evening.

The first witness called was Miss McFarlane who stated: Am matron of the jail. Knew the deceased who came to the jail

on the 24th of May. Seemed to feel her position very keenly. Was in a very filthy state. Was deformed in the hands and would not eat with the other prisoners in consequence. Was discharged on Wednesday morning.

Philip Beck testified: Am brother of the deceased. Knew her habits to be irregular. Was told she was sick on Wednesday evening. Went for medicine for her. When 1 came back, she was dead.

The witness did not display a remarkable degree of intelligence and his evidence was contradictory.

Maggie McFarlare, sworn, testified: Knew the deceased. She came to my home yesterday afternoon. Asked for a knife to cut grass on her mother's grave. When she came back, she said she was sun struck and fell to the floor. I sent for her brother, and sent him for a doctor. Brought back some medicine, but the neighbours would not allow us to administer it as the doctor had not seen her. She got worse, and before the doctor came, she was dead. Knew nothing about her habits,

The inquest was then adjourned till this afternoon to take the physician's evidence, and is proceeding as we go to press.


BOULTBEE - On Monday night, a telegram was received from Judge Ambrose to the effect that Mr. Washington Boultbee, who was a passenger with the judge, died on the ocean voyage from England to Canada, and was buried at sea. No further particulars were given. Mr. Boultbee was in the 68th year of his age and was one of the oldest and most respected residents of Ancaster Township. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his sudden and unexpected death. He had been in England on business for some months, and when last heard from was enjoying excellent health.


June 26, 1875


HOLMES - A boy, aged fourteen, son of Mr. Bryan Holmes, was killed by lightning yesterday, at Dresden, Ontario.


PAPPLE - Another case of suffocation in a well is reported from Seaforth. Mr. William Papple of the 8th concession of Tuckersmith, and his brother Robert, were engaged Thursday digging a well. They had got down nearly fifty feet when William, who was in the well, called out to his brother to draw him up as he felt dizzy. This was done at once, but before he reached the surface, he became faint and fell from the bucket to the bottom. In hopes of rendering assistance, Robert was lowered in the bucket, but on getting down about twenty feet, he became oppressed by the gas, and called to be drawn up, but fell from the bucket before he reached the top as his brother had done a few minutes before.


BECK - The coroner's inquest on the case of Mary Ann Beck

adjourned until yesterday afternoon, was continued at 3 o'clock at the Police court.

Catherine Fairbanks, swore: Knew the deceased Mary Ann Beck. About 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, she came into my house. Said she had come out of the jail that morning. She asked for a knife to go to the cemetery to take the weeds out of her father and mother's grave. My Daughter gave her a knife. She came back about four o'clock. Said she had been sun-struck. Could not stand and asked for water. She then sat on the floor and leaned back against the corner of the room. I went out and called for some people. Think she died about 9 o'clock that evening. Asked her if she had taken any poison. She did not answer. Saw a basin with some green liquid in it.

Peter Fraser, police constable, sworn. About 9:30 last Wednesday night, I went in company with Constable Scarth to the house of John Fairbanks and found the deceased in the corner of the room. She was then alive. Sent her brother for Dr. Leslie. When he came, he pronounced her dead.

James Leslie, M.D., sworn; On Wednesday last ahout 9:30 p.m. I was called on to go and see deceased, gave a young man some medicine to relieve her as he stated she had only-taken some fruit. He returned in about half an hour stating that his sister was worse, and that he had not given her the medicine. Went to the house with him and found the young woman lying in a back room on her back dead. From the examination I have made into the case and the other evidence, I am of the opinion that death resulted from sunstroke. Her face and neck were livid in colour. The body was warm. Her apparent age was about 20 years. Body well nourished, but inclined to be stout. The skin, but more especially that of the abdomen and chest was covered with thick hard dry scales. The nails of the fingers and toes were from two to three inches long and curled up, showing that she had been affected with syphilitic psoriasis of some considerable standing. There were no symptoms of inflammation or any organic lesions. The lungs were very congested on the right side. There was then even extensive pleuratic adhesions of long standing. The brain was slightly congested and apparently healthy.

The verdict was: That Mary Ann Beck came to her death on the evening of the 23rd of June last from the effects of sun-stroke.


Jure 28, 1875


MURPHY - James Murphy was yesterday drowned in the Rideau canal, near Brewers' Mills. The boat upset with him and his companion.


CULLEN - On last Thursday evening, an inquest was held on the body of S. Cullen of Big Bay Point, Township of Innesfil, who died on the 2nd of June, but as there was some suspicion of

his death being caused of foul play, the body was exhumed and a post mortem examination was held by Drs. McConkey and Mortod, and the stomach intact, the upper part of the bowels, and the liver were put in sealed jars and sent to Professor Croft of Toronto for analysis. The inquest was adjourned pending the medical report.


YEARSLY - Died in this city, or the 27th instant, Robert Yearsly, aged 70 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Stewart and Hughson streets, to-morrow, Tuesday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


June 29, 1875


FERRIE - It will be with very sincere regret indeed that the people of Hamilton will learn of the death of Mr. John Ferrie which took place at his residence on Queen street last night. Without being in a technical sense a public man, Mr. Ferrie has been long identified prominently with every public movement in Hamilton. In all of them, his sound judgment and practical good sense were highly prized. Well-known to nearly all the citizens of Hamilton, we doubt if he had a single enemy among them. This is not always praise, but in Mr. Ferrie's case, it is so in a very high degree. For so far from possessing the negative quell ties of character which enable their possessor to slip through the world without making enemies, his character was of the most pronounced kind. His views on all matters were intensely strong and were expressed with an open frankness which took no heed of whether others agreed with him or not. His own sense of right was his only guide, and so strongly did this fact shine through his character that no one ever suspected him of any ulterior purpose in the expression of his opinions. But while his opinions were strong, hearty, and earnest, they were never offensively expressed. There was an under-current of good humour In him, indeed, which lent a charm to his conversation and which disarmed the anger of his strongest opponent.

He had a splended intolerance of shams of every kind and of injustice of every kind. A strong Reformer, he nevertheless recognized whatever he thought was good in the conduct of his opponents, and openly proclaimed it, to the embarrassment of his political friends. Like all the children of Adam he had his faults, and that sketch of his character which spread these faults at full length would be the one that would have pleased him best. But he was so genuine a piece of human stuff as it was ever our good fortune to meet, a kindly-hearted, courteous gentleman, a warm and reliable friend, and a delightful companion. Not only was he without enemies, but he had hosts of friends who will deeply deplore the loss of his society.

Mr. Ferrie was Vice-president of the Canadian Life Assurance Company, an institution in which he took a deep interest and largely assisted in piloting through the difficulties of its earlier years. He was also a Director of the Wellington, and, and Bruce railway from its inception to the time of his death. He came to this city in 1832, and was for many years in mercantile business with his brother, the late Mr. Colin Ferrie who was the first mayor of Hamilton. He was born in January, 1817, and was consequently in the 68th year of his age.


June 30, 1875


MEIER - The son of Jacob Meier, 11th concession of Lormanby, while bathing on the 27th, was drowned.


TOMLIN - A boy, named Tomlin, aged 10 years, was drowned while bathing in the Welland Canal, Monday evening.


ELLISON - With sorrow, we this morning hear of the death of John Barclay Ellison, well-known to many of our readers as having been connected with the late firm of Kennedy, Parker, & Co. when our late citizen, A. F. Skinner was also connected therewith. Like Mr. Skinner, Mr. Ellison had good literary attainments. For the last few years of his life, he left the counting houses for the 'turmoils' incidental to one connected with the press, and was on the staff of the Chatham "Planet" at the time of his death. Known to every curler as a keen one, his death will be regretted by them. Mr. Ellison was born in the Royal Borough of Tain in the County Ross, Scotland, and we believe was in his 55th years.


ELLISON (Chatham) - John B. Ellison, for some years past connected with the Chatham "Planet", wes found dead in his bed this forenoon. A coroner's inquest wes held, and a verdict returned of: Ossification of the larynx.


July 2, 1875


MOOR, LAIRD - Two young boys, sons of Martin Moor and James Laird hotel-keepers of Brussels, were found drowned in Venstone's mill pond last right. They had been playing on logs in the water and are supposed to have fallen off.


CARROLL - Yesterday when three boys were bathing in the river at Florence, one of them, a son of James Carroll of Dresden, was wading out in the river and he suddenly stepped into deeper water, and being unable to swim, was drowned. One of his companions, a lad of eleven or twelve years of age, named George Dockerill, attempted his rescue but failed.

KEMPT - Wednesday evening last about half past six o'clock, an accident of a very sad nature occurred at the residence of the widow of the late John Kempt, 140 Rebecca street. Mrs. Kempt's little son, Walter, aged 4 years, while playing about the yard was suddenly missed. An elder brother went in search, and after looking about a few minutes, found Walter's hat near the cistern. Going to a small hole at the top of the cistern, it was seen the little fellow had drowned in about ? feet of water. Many will remember little Walter as a bright-eyed, intelligent, curly-headed little boy who will be sadly missed. The funeral takes place from the residence at 11 o'clock this morning.


GRIST - Died at 467 Jarvis street, Toronto, Florence Tangmead, beloved child of Hubert George and Henrietta Grist, aged 6 months. Funeral this (Friday) evening from G.W.R. on arrival of 5 p.m. Toronto train.


July 3, 1875


COLLINS - Died at Caistor, 29th June, Mary Ann Covins, aged 18 years and 15 days.


July 5, 1875


BOND - Israel Bond, a Halifax night watchman, was found on Saturday morning, sitting between two casks, casks on a wharf. It is supposed to have been heart disease.


LOCKMAN - A man named Lockman, living near Ridgeway, was run over on Friday night by a Grand Trunk Railway train, and killed. The body was badly mangled. He leaves a wife and six children, and is supposed to have been intoxicated at the time.


HOLLAND - Died at Montreal, on the 2nd instant, Alicia Peirce, wife of Arthur H. Holland.


BURROWS, PRIOR - About 8 o'clock on Saturday evening, five young men went to bathe in--Smith's mill pond, Bowmanville. After bathing, they concluded to take some logs down the pond so that they would be ready to saw on Monday morning. Accordingly, they formed two temporary rafts, a small and a large one. On the large one were four of the young men. In going down the pond, two of them fell off, namely John Burrows and Samuel Prior. Burrows immediately sank and did not come up again. Prior swam ashore, and on learning that Burrows was drowned, again jumped in, and in his efforts to rescue him, both were drowned.

July 6, 1875


DEVENNEY - A man named Michael Devenney, a labourer on the Credit Valley Railroad, was drowned yesterday afternoon while bathing in the mill pond at the fork of the Credit, Caledon.


MERCOU - On Monday morning, at New Liverpool Cove, Quebec, a horse driven by a man named A. Mercou, backed over the wharf and both were drowned. The body of Mercou was recovered, and the coroner notified.


July 7, 1875


HOOPER The body of William Hooper, drowned just outside of Picton Harbour on the 25th of May last, has been found near the Stone Mills, about five miles from here.


July 8, 1875


TERRY - Last evening, Arthur, son of John Terry, while on the logs in the mill pond, slipped into the water and was carried through the waste gate and drowned.


July 9, 1875


PHELAN - Edward, only son of the late Hon. Edward Phelan, was drowned at Charlottetown harbour on the first, by the upsetting of a boat in a squall. Four other boys were rescued.


BROWN - George Brown, the oarsman that Nova Scotia has been so proud of, died yesterday, aged 36 years. He had been unwell for six months. In fact it is said that the disease of which he died was contracted while in Springfield, Mass., a year ago, and that he was suffering from it when he defeated Morris at St. Johny in September last.


ROSS - Last evening about 4 o'clock, two young men named Charles Ross and John Eagle, left this city for Hall's Corners, Binbrook, in a lumber wagon, to all appearances in the best of health, but evidently slightly under the influence of liquor. They drove along together in the best of spirits till they got half way home when Eagle noticed Ross became suddenly silent, but thinking it was merely the liquor working in him, he paid no attention to him, but allowed him to lie at the bottom of the wagon unmolested. On arriving at Hall's Corners, he sprang out of the wagon and called on Ross to follow him, but on receiving ro answer, and on laying hands on him, what was his horror to find that his comrade was dead. The body was lifted out of the wagon and carried into the Drill Shed where it now lies awaiting a

coroner's inquest. Restoratives were applied and medical aid called in, but all in vain. Charles Ross was dead.

He is the only son of a widowed mother who lives in Toronto. In fact Ross was returning from a visit to her when he died. The poor woman was telegraphed for this morning, and arrived here this afternoon almost broken-hearted, and proceeded by a special conveyance to Hall's Corners where it is hoped she will find the dead body of her son in some more respectable place otherwise than an open barn or a drill shed.

The deceased was a young man of about 25 years of age, and principally resided in Caistor. He has belonged to the Binbrook Company of the 77th Battalion ever since its formation and will probably be buried with military honours. He was a man of quiet and unoffending disposition and was well-liked by all who knew him. We can probably give the result of the coroner's inquest in To-morrow's issue.


July 10, 1875


CLANCY - Mrs. Clancy, a farmer's wife, living four miles from Lucan, was struck by a G.T.R. train yesterday, and so badly injured that she died in a few hours.


CALDER - A melancholy accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the farm of John R. Walker, near Brussels, whereby a man named John Calder was instantly killed, and Walker seriously, if not fatally, injured. It appears they were engaged in raising a barn when one of the bunts, through some mismanagement was allowed to go over, precipitating both of them among the timbers below.


ROSS - The verdict returned by the jury on the coroner's inquest on the body of Charles Ross, who died suddenly at Hall's Corners on Thursday evening, was "That the deceased, Charles Ross, came to his death by using intoxicating liquors and from exposure to the heat".


PRECORD - Yesterday afternoon, an accident of e peculiarly painful nature occurred at the residence of Mr. Precord, corner of John and Catharine streets. It appears that Mrs. Precord's son, a boy of about ten years of age, had been out for a buggy ride, and on his return got out nimbly as usual, and on entering commenced to moan heavily. His mother, who was upstairs at the time, immediately rushed down and found the boy crouched on the floor. She picked him up, and conveyed him to a sofa, but ere she had time to compose his limbs, he was dead. The boy had been suffering from heart disease for several years, and the doctors had forbidden the mother from letting him go out alone. He was a very intelligent lad, though much emaciated in consequence of his disease. As there is no doubt as to the cause of death, no coroner's inquest will be held.

July 12, 1875


WALSH - Capt. Richard Walsh, of Summerside, and three other men were drowned off Malpeque harbour, Prince Edward Island or Thursday, during a squall


WALDOR - A fatal accident occurred at Guelph on Saturday morning by which a brakesman named C. W. Waldor, aged 19, was instantly killed. He was coupling cars and got his foot caught in the frog of the switch, and being unable to extricate himself, was instantly crushed to death.


VANEVERY - Friday evening last, Mr. Andrew VanEvery, an old and respected resident of Beverly, died of a paralytic stroke at his home near Sheffield, at the ripe old age of 71 years. Mr. VanEvery was one of the first mill owners of the township, and by his integrity, perseverance, and ability did a great deal towards the development, of that part of Beverly in which he resided. He was the father of a large and interesting family, and lived to see his son, George, become the principal manager and shareholder in one of the wealthiest railways in the Western states. Mr. VanEvery was well-known and respected among lumbermen and business men generally, but none loved or respected him more thet those who visited him and were welcomed by him at his beautiful rural home. Mr. VanEvery was a Conservative and a member of the Church of England, and was buried in the old church burying ground at Sheffield.


EAGER - Died on the 11th instant, at 80 Maiden Lane, William L. B., infant son of Mr. F. A. Eager.


July 14, 1875


WHITEHOUSE - A man, named James Whitehouse was killed yesterday afternoon near Waterford. He was getting on a horse when the animal reared and fell back on him. He lived about an hour after the accident.


LAWRENCE - A woman name Lizzie Lawrence was arrested on Monday morning and put in Brantford jail for being drunk and disorderly, and about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, she was found hung by a handkerchief to a bar on the cell window. Coroner Kerr held an inquest when a verdict wes returned that deceased died by strangling caused by her own hands.


July 16, 1875


BIGELOW - A ten-year-old boy named Bigelow was drowned in Goldie's dam at Guelph yesterday.

July 19, 1875


ZEHER - A young man named Zeher, of Baden, blew down the muzzle of a gun Sunday morning. The discharge went through his head and instantly killed him.


July 20, 1875


KEARNEY (Port Colborne) - A man named Patrick Kearney, employed as a steward on the Buffalo tug "Pierce" was drowned while bathing in the lake. His body has not been recovered.


July 21, 1875


KITTEL - At St. Catharines, a small boy named Kittel, fell into a well and was drowned.


CRAWFORD - Died on the 20th instant at Ingersoll, T. F. Crawford, M.P., late of Hamilton, aged 37 years. He died trusting in Jesus. Funeral from the residence of D. Shell, Esq., Ingersoll, on Thursday, 22nd, at 2 o'clock p.m.


July 22, 1875


WELLS - The remains of the young man Wells, who was killed at the low bridge above Paris, on Friday, were interred at Brantford yesterday.


MOORE - On Tuesday last, the mortal remains of Mr. E. Moore, Sr., of the Scotch Block, Esquesing, were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people. Mr. Moore died suddenly of apoplexy on Sunday morning, the 18th Instant, at the age of 72 years. He was one of the first settlers in this township and was much respected.


COPP - Died July 20th, at Wellington Villa, of congestion of the brain, Thomas Mitchell, second son of W. J. Copp, aged 11 years and 7 months


EVANS - Died in this city, on the 21st of July, after a long and painful illness, the beloved wife of Daniel Evens, aged 64 years. Funeral to-morrow, Friday, the 23rd, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


July 23, 1875


BELL - Another of those melancholy occurrences which are becoming so frequent, occurred yesterday about half past five o'clock. The circumstances are briefly these. A little boy about two and a half years old, had been put to sleep by his aunt shortly before this, and she, being tired, lay down on

the bed with him and fell asleep. The child awakened first and getting out of bed quietly, did not awaken his aunt, but went into the wash house where a large tub of water wes standing under the tap, nearly full, and in which it is supposed the child commenced playing, as children will do, and overbalancing himself, fell head first into the water. As he was not missed for some time afterwards, of course by the time the baby was taken out, life had beer extinct for probably thirty minutes or more. The parents reside on a newly laid out street, between Concession and Markland streets, and it was their only child. Much sympathy is shown by all who were made acquainted with the circumstances at, the time. The victim's name was Percy Bell.

BELL Accidentally drowned, at the residence of his mother, 22nd July, 1875, Percy Bell, aged 2 years and 9 months, only son of the late Percy and Maria Bell, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Funeral from No 3 Hilton street, at 2 p.m., 24th July, 1875. Friends are invited.


HAMILTON - A distressing case of suicide occurred this morning "about daybreak, the self-selected victim being Mr. William Hamilton. He was a single man, about 41 years of age, and worked for, and lived with, his brother, the owner of the Kent brewery on Ann street. It seems that he was somewhat intemperate in his habits, and yesterday went to Petersville on a spree. Here he spent his time in bar-rooms playing dominoes and drinking liquor, and from his leaving there trace is lost of him till he was found this morning by his brother, John, In the throes of death. The latter gentleman, hearing a noise in the stable, proceeded to the spot and there found his brother, his face and clothing all besmeared with Paris Green, while nearby an ale bottle containing a quantity of the poison mixed with water. It was quite evident that the suffering man had used the bottle with the mixture and was suffering great agony. His brother raised him up and took him to the brewery where salt and water were administered with the view of making him vomit, but it had no effect, and he rapidly grew worse. Dr. Bratton was sent for immediately on the finding of the sufferer and he arrived in time to administer a remedy, but too late to be of service as the suicide was past all human aid, and about six o'clock be expired. From the time of his discovery till his death, he uttered but one single word. Being asked if he had taken a draught from the bottle, "yes" he answered. "Did you do it intentionally?", but he closed his eyes and answered not, and in a few minutes the death rattle was in his throat. How the night was passed by deceased is, as we have said, unknown, but it is evident that he was in bad company as his watch had been wrenched from the chain end carried away. As to the cause that led to the deed, none is assigned. The man was probably under the influence of liquor or, if not, he was barely recovering, and it is possible that

that this alone prompted him to the commission of the deed which led to his death. (London)


July 24, 1875


FOSTER - Died in Toronto, this morning, John Foster, late engineer Great Western Railway, in the 40th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the Great Western Railway depot in this city on Monday next at 2:30 o'clock p.m.


WOOD - Died in this city, this (Saturday) morning, Alice Gertrude, youngest daughter of Mr. Joseph Wood, aged 3 weeks and 3 days. The funeral will leave Mr. Wood's residence to-morrow, Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


CALDER - Last evening about six o'clock, Mr. James Calder, an old and respected resident, of Ancaster, was gored to death by a bull in a field adjoining his house. No one appears to have seen the unfortunate affair, but when the wounded man was discovered, he was in the last agonies of death, and only lived long enough to say that it was the bull that killed him. The animal had never before shown any savage qualities till last Sunday, when he chased two men out of the field where he was confined. Mr. Calder, however, appeared to have had perfect confidence in him, and entered the field probably without any suspicion of danger. The savage brute was a thoroughbred Durham bull and was considered a very valuable animal. Mr. Calder was one of the most popular men in his township, and was selected Councillor for the first municipal council of his township. He was deputy-reeve of the township from 1852 to 1854, and was reeve from 1860 to 1865. He has for a great number of years been secretary and treasurer of the Agricultural Society of the township, and was one of its most successful farmers. His loss will be felt by the whole township in which he took a very strong interest.


July 26, 1875


ROLPH - Died at Dundas, July 25th, George Rolph, Esq., barrister, aged 81 years.


MARTIN - The following are some of the particulars of a most painful occurrence which took place in the Township of Normanby. The parties are all well known in Waterloo county and in Puslinch. Mr. Michael Martin was a moderately well-to-do farmer of middle age. His wife and a neighbour named Peter Beaver had for a long time been in the habit of taking pleasure journeys together, sometimes for weeks at a time. These actions became so unguarded that suspicions deepened into certainty, and at last Martin himself had to admit that the woman he still fondly loved was faithless. He seems to

have condoned the offence, however, and the guilty pair took advantage of his generosity by continuing their evil course. On the 1st of June last, Martin died, and the neighbours suspected foul play. A coroner's jury had their suspicions strengthened by a letter written to Martin at Beaver's request, warning him that his wife had been too smart for him and that harm would likely come to him soon.

Beaver disappeared before the inquest and has not since been found. The jury brought in a verdict to the effect that Martin came to his death by poisoning, and that Mrs. Martin and Beaver were the guilty parties. The miserable woman is now confined in Owen Sound jail, and a reward of $200 has been offered for the apprehension of Beaver. The latter is a married man with a large family. Both families are very respectable and widely connected , and the miserable end of the folly and criminality of the guilty pair involves a score of families in shame, and at least two in disgrace and ruin.


UNKNOWN man - Yesterday morning, about 7 o'clock, a man named Richard Hale, while standing near the Desjardins Canal, discovered a body floating in the water about one hundred yards above the bridge, at the mouth. He attracted the attention of two men, named Thomas and John Somers, who were in a boat. With the aid of Hale, the Somers fished out the body which proved to be that of a man dressed in a gray sack coat, checkered shirt, brown pants, and English buckled shoes. The hair was gray and the features much decomposed, showing the body must have been in the water for many days. Nothing was found on the body save a bone-handled razor, and identification was almost impossible in any case, as the features when exposed to the air became much decomposed. Officer Campbell was notified and promptly removed the body to the morgue where it was left for identification until this morning, officer Campbell made strenuous efforts to trace the identity of the remains but without avail. A coroner's jury was empanelled, and an inquest will be concluded Wednesday.


July 27, 1875


VINE (St. Catharines) - Last evening, William Vine, telegraph operator, aged 19, son of James Vine, butcher, was drowned while bathing in the canal below Lock No 2. It appears that young Vine swam out after a passing vessel and caught hold of the Yawl boat in the rear and was towed some distance from his brothers who were also bathing. They were startled by his cries for help, and immediately swam out, but so violent were his struggles that they were forced to release their hold of him to save their own lives. Before they could reach him again, he sank. It is supposed he was taken with cramps as he was an expert swimmer. The body was recovered shortly afterwards, but life was extinct.

MACIVOR - Mr. MacIvor, one of the owners of the Cunard line of ocean steamers, is dead.


July 29, 1875


LAYTON (Ottawa) - Mrs. Tayton, wife of J. G. Layton of the chief census branch, died suddenly last night.


July 30, 1875


FOSTER - Died in this city, on Thursday, 29th instant, Albert Edward, youngest son of James and Margaret T.. Foster, in the fifth year of his age. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, corner of Maiden Lane and Hess street, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., on Saturday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


July 31, 1875


MURTON - Yesterday afternoon, about 5:30 o'clock, Miss Ella A. Murton, daughter of Mr. J. W. Murton, an esteemed resident of this city, went out bathing in the Grand River at Brantford. Miss Murton was in company with Miss Thompson, adopted daughter of Mr. J. Waterous, of Brantford. The young ladies put on their bathing dresses and had been in the water but a few minutes when they were suddenly drawn into a deep hole. Two little boys nearby on the bank observed their distress and ran for assistance, but nearly ten minutes elapsed before it arrived, and then all was lost, and both young girls were drowned. Miss Murton was but fifteen years of age, and an only daughter. An entire family are plunged into the deepest distress by this sad bereavement. The remains of Miss Murton arrived in this city at 11:20 this morning and were removed to Mr. Murton'a residence on Main street east, from whence the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday next.


LAZARUS - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, George James Lazarus, aged 71 years, a native of London, England. Also, on the same day, Ann, wife of the above, aged 82 years, a native of Manchester, England.

Funeral will take place to-morrow, Sunday, at 4 o'clock from their late residence, 71 Caroline street north. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


August 2, 1875


ROLPH - Sunday, July 25th, George Rolph, Registrar of the Surrogate Court of the County of Wentworth, departed this life. The late Mr. Rolph was Registrar of the Surrogate court since the year 1820, in all a period of fifty-five years. The records show that in 1816, he was Clerk of the peace. Mr. Rolph was a brother of the late Ron John Rolph,

and was in partnership with him in the practice of law in Dundas many years ago. He was the oldest counsellor in the province of Ontario, and his departure leaves a vacancy that cannot well be supplied. The office of the Surrogate Registrar does not now become open to new appointment as many suppose, but the statute provides that the Clerk of the County Council shall succeed to the office. Thus it is that our present County Clerk, Mr. S. H. Ghent, also becomes Registrar of the Surrogate Court.


HOWELL - About two weeks ago, a man named Howell, while riding into the city on the top of a load of lumber, fell violently to the ground, cutting one of his arms badly. He was carried back to his residence at Stoney Creek where he died on Saturday morning instant of lockjaw. He was a hardworking and much respected man, and leaves a widow to mourn his loss.


August 3, 1875


WALSH - A man named Walsh was found dead on a schooner at Toronto yesterday.


MULLEN - just as we go to press, we learn by telegraph from the wharf, that the body of Edward Mullen was found floating at the head of McIlwraith's wharf. He had been wheeling bricks near the water's edge, and probably fell in accidentally.


August 4, 1875


BELL - Died at 131 John street south, on the 4th instant, Ethel Cameron, daughter of John Bell, aged 1 year and 9 months. The funeral will take place to-morrow, Thursday, afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


MULLEN - Last evening a coroner's inquest was held on the body of Edward Mullen who was found drowned in the Bay yesterday afternoon. The particulars were that the unfortunate man was wheeling bricks near the edge of Mr, McIlwraith's wharf when his foot, it is supposed, slipped, and he fell into fourteen feet of water, and was drowned ere help could reach him. A fellow labourer was wheeling bricks near him, but being exceedingly deaf, did not hear the splash or his cry for help if there was any, and on coming to the spot where the deceased was last seen standing, saw his hands and face disappearing beneath the surface of the water. Not being able to swim, he ran out behind the wharf and commenced to scream at the top of his voice for help. The mate of a neighbouring schooner came to the spot in a boat and recovered the body. One of the physicians of the Hospital was called, but all efforts towards resuscitation were vain. In the

evening a coroner's inquest was held on the body when, after hearing the evidence of which the above is a synopsis, the jury returned a verdict of "accidental drowning" The deceased was a young man of 21 years of age, and had been only one year out from Ireland. He had been but one month in the employ of Mr. McIlwraith, but in that short time had made himself quite a favourite with that gentleman, and was considered the most respectable man on the wharf, his employer never having heard him swearing or using an oath of any kind. The most painful part of this melancholy affair is that the deceased was making preparations to bring his sweetheart out from the old country, and was working over hours to prepare a home for her.


MCKENZIE - A Waterloo veteran, Duncan McKenzie, of London Township, died yesterday, aged 88 years. He came to Canada in 1817, and also served in McKenzie's rebellion.


August 5, 1875


HAMMOND - An elderly woman named Hammond was run over by a G.T.R. train yesterday at Toronto, and instantly killed.


JONES - On Tuesday afternoon, a most melancholy accident occurred near the village of Caistorville. It appears that Mrs. Absalom Jones, an elderly married woman of sixty years of age, proceeded to prepare the usual five-o'clock lunch for her husband's farm hands who were engaged in harvesting in a neighbouring field. Taking a tea-kettle off the stove, she placed it on the kitchen table, and went out to draw a pail of water from a deep well near the corner of the house. She was never afterwards seen alive. Shortly afterwards, her husband came in, and seeing the kettle on the table, the lid off the stove and a pail missing, immediately suspected something, and went out to the well where in the dim light he saw his wife floating in the water, deed. He instantly called for help and the body was taken out. The well was a very deep one, and stoned up at the sides. In falling, the unfortunate woman must have struck the wall as her head was completely crushed and disfigured. A coroner's inquest was held on the body and a verdict of "accidental drowning" returned.


MARSHALL - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, John Thomas, infant son of Mr. George Marshall aged 5 months and 15 days. The funeral will leave 174 Hughson street north, to-morrow, 5th August, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully Invited to attend.


MCKENZIE - Duncan McKenzie, whose death is reported in the London papers, was born in Strathdairn, Inverness-shire, Scotland, on the 12th of August, 1787. He joined the volunteers

in 1804, and remained with them till 1808. He then entered the Royal Artillery and served in the war in France, being present at the battle of Waterloo, acting quartermaster in charge of a depot. He was also out in the Walchren expedition. He left the army in 1816, returned to Scotland and married his wife who survives him, in 1817, and came to Canada in the same year. He remained in Cornwall one year, and then moved to the London District where he settled on the 4th concession of London Township, on the 16th of October, 1818, and where he continued to reside till the time of his death on the 2nd instant. In 1823, he was made Captain of Militia and in 1827 was made a magistrate. For several years, he was Acting and Associate Commissioner of the Court of Request. He went to Chippewa in 1837 at the time of the rebellion, and as service officer took command of a battery of artillery. He was then ordered west by Colonel Maitland and stationed in London. He was afterwards instructed to raise a company of artillery which he did in 1841, and kept up entirely at his own expense for fifteen years, known as the 'London Independent Volunteer Artillery Company', In 1856, owing to advanced age, he retired with the commission of Major, and since that time took little part in public affairs.


August 6, 1875


THORNTON - A woman named Thornton died at Ottawa from poisoning yesterday.


MAWDESLY (Allanburg) - The body of Mr. W. Mawdesly of Thorold was found floating in the canal here this morning. The supposition is that he fell in while attempting to cross the lock gates some time during the night of the 4th. The body has not yet been removed from the water, but awaits the decision of the friends of the deceased as to the advisability of holding an inquest.


August 7, 1875


HAMMOND - James Hammond, of Montreal, recently out from England, committed suicide on Thursday.


NELLES - Died at Grimsby, or the 7th instant, of putrid sore throat, Robert Edward Haun Nelles, second son of H. E. Nelles, aged four years.


August 9, 1875


HAHNS - George Hahns, a German, died suddenly at Toronto yesterday from pulmonary haemorrhage.


PROCTOR - Died at Cedar Grove, on Saturday, the 7th instant, Frederick Alexander, infant son of John Proctor, Esq., aged 3 weeks and 5 days.

LAMB - Died on Sunday, August 1st, at his residence, Sheffield, of paralysis, Henry F. Lamb, in the 6lst years of his age.


August 10, 1875


MOYER - An insane girl named Moyer committed suicide at Campden yesterday


NAYLOR - Margaret Naylor, a three-year-old child, was drowned in Saugeen Lake yesterday.


BRENNAN (Galt) - Mr. Brennan, Grand Trunk stationmaster, who fell from a third-storey window in the Queen's Hotel a week ago, died this evening from the effects of injuries received. He will be buried in Toronto.


August 11, 1875


MEHAN - The boy, John Mehan, shot by a woman in Montreal, on Sunday, died yesterday


TODD - A Miss Todd of Southampton was drowned while bathing in the Saugeen yesterday.


MURRAY - Miss Murray of Montreal, and a young son of Rev. Wilson Mr. Wilson, of Kingston, were drowned at Como, P.Q., on Monday night.


DIMOCK - We much regret to learn the death on the 31st ultimo of Mr. Enoch Dimock, a gentleman until lately in the employ of the Great Western Railway, and a resident of this city, under circumstances which made his sudden removal, peculiarly painful to his widow and surviving relatives. Mr. Dimock had gone to Owen Sound on a visit to an aunt of his, a Mrs. Dozle, residing there. Complaining of indisposition, his. aunt, by mistake gave him a dose of aconite. Medical assistance was called in, but too late to save the life of the unfortunate gentleman, and within four hours of having taken the poison, he expired. An inquest was held, but the proceedings were not reported by the local press. The late Mr. Dimock was well known In this city, and was highly esteemed for his moral and intellectual worth, by those who enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance.


August 13, 1875


WILSON - Allanson Wilson, a man 39 years of age, committed suicide near Allanburg, on Wednesday morning.


MESSENGER - Just as we go to press, we receive the painful news by telegraph, that Mr. Thomas Messenger, editor of the Grand River "Sachem", Caledonia, died this afternoon at

1:20 of disease of the kidneys.

DOHERTY - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mary Little, relict of the late Robert Doherty, aged 74 years.


FRIER - Died on the 12th instant, at 67 park street north, William Matthew, son of William and Emma Frier, aged 11 months and 12 days. Funeral will take place on Saturday, 14th instant, at 2 p.m.


August 14, 1875


ANGE - A man named Pierre Ange was killed in a mill at Three Rivers yesterday.


CLARK - A policeman, named George Clark, was brutally murdered in Quebec yesterday morning by a carter whom he was arresting.


TREEN - On Thursday afternoon Edward Treen, who formerly worked in this city making bricks, and afterwards at Waterdown and Aldershot, East Flamborough, threw himself before a locomotive on the Grand Trunk Railway near Guelph, was run over, and instantly killed. At that time, a special engine was proceeding towards Guelph at the rate of 20 miles per hour. On approaching the crossing on the York road, the engineer blew the whistle as usual on approaching crossings. Just after he whistled, he noticed a man walking ahead towards Guelph at eight or ten feet from the track. The whistle seemed to startle the walker, who at once turned round facing the engine, and when it got within, thirty or forty yards from him, he deliberately ran, towards the track and kneeling down, placed his ear or, the rail, his face being turned towards the approaching engire. The engineer, perceiving the danger, at once opened out the whistle and reversed the engine, but the nearness to the unfortunate man prevented its being stopped in time, and the cow-catcher struck him on the jaw and chest, hurling him off the track, breaking both his jaws and considerably smashing in his chest. The engine, as soon as stopped, was backed up to the spot where the man was lying, and the engine driver and fireman alighted, finding that he was quite dead and bleeding profusely from the mouth. They placed the body on the engine and conveyed it to the Guelph station where it was kept until this morning when an inquest was held by Dr. Herod, the particulars of which will be found below, No one has been discovered as yet who knew the deceased, but in his pockets there were found $12.50 in money, a knife, pipe, and some tobacco, and a G .W.R .station check. Dr. Herod went to the G.W.R. station with the baggage check end found that a trunk bearing a corresponding ticket had arrived there by the evening train from the south on Monday, the 9th. On opening the trunk, it was found to contain a quantity of clothing, a Bible, and a number of letters addressed to Edward Treen which, was, there is little reason to doubt, the deceased's

name. The letters which were all from Treen's relatives in England were all of a most affectionate nature and induce the belief that he immigrated to Canada in the winter of 1873. The following is a list of the letters. (1) addressed to Edward Treen, Aldershot post office, Fast Flamborough, Ontario, dated Morley, Lancashire, July 15 (no year mentioned) This was the only letter the envelope of which was retained. From the envelope of this, it appears that the letter was, on arriving at Aldershot, sent on to Treen. at Hamilton. This was written from a brother, Thomas Treen. (2) Dated Morley, June 15, 1875, from a niece, Anne Lassey. (3) Dated Morley, June 22, 1873, from a brother, Harry Treen, expressing his pleasure of Edward's safe arrival in Canada, and the writer's determination to follow him, also asking for a description of Waterdown, Ontario. (4) Dated Leeds, March 31, 1875, from a cousin, Joseph Treen. (5) Dated Morley, January 13, 1875, from a brother, Thomas Treen. (6) Dated Morley, November 2, from a sister, Emma Lassey. (7) Dated Morley, May 25, from the same person as No 6. (8) Dated January 4,

1874, from a cousin, Joseph Treen. (9) Dated November 4, 1874, from a brother, Thomas Treen. On the inside of the Bible was written, "Presented by Mr. Hanson with best wishes to Ed Treen for general good conduct during their acquaintance of two or three years". There was also a memorandum paper

in the trunk which it would appear that Treen hired himself on the 28th of December, 1874. to one Thomas Gibbs for making bricks at $1 per day. There is little doubt, as will seen by a perusal of the evidence, that deceased was of unsound mind. Dr. Herod intends to communicate with the relatives in England, informing them of the sad occurrence.

A coroner's jury was empanelled, and after hearing the evidence, the following verdict was returned: That the deceased, Edward Treen, while labouring under temporary insanity, did, on the l2th day of August, deliberately throw himself before an engine on the Grand Trunk Railway, near Guelph, and said engine did kill him instantaneously, and exonerating the driver of the engine from all blame.


August 16, 1875


BLACK - Died on Sunday, the 15th instant, Daniel Black, aged 48 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Club House, James street, on Thursday next, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


August 17, 1875


MCNEIL - At Shediac, N.B., a drunken man named McNeil fell off a bridge, and striking on some lumber, was killed.


DAVID - A young man named David, residing near Washago, yesterday fell from a load of hay on to a fork handle which ran through his chest, causing Instant death.

ROSS - One of the most tragical events that have come before the Toronto public for years occurred or Saturday afternoon. Many rumours prevailed yesterday as to the case, but the following particulars may be taken as correct.

Mr. James A. Ross, broker, 78 Charles street, had unfortunately been under the influence of delirium tremens for the last ten days, and on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, he asked his wife to get him some beer or porter, observing, "you had better do so, for I have got a pistol". Mrs. Ross went to the top of the stairs and called to a friend, Mrs. Stewart, to bring up some liquor. Just then she heard a report, and rushing into the room of her husband, found that he had shot himself in the "left side, from which the blood was flowing freely. Dr. Johnson was sent for immediately, but wher he arrived half an hour afterwards, Mr Ross was breathing his last, yesterday morning, Mrs. Johnson and Kennedy made a post mortem examination and found that the ball had penetrated within half ar inch of the heart.

The deceased was between 35 and 40 years of age, and but for his fatal love of drink, would have built up an extensive and lucrative connection here. Or Friday, the 6th instant, he left his office, No 2 Toronto street, to which he never went back. He was at home during the intervening time, for the most part in a delirium. Dr. McCallum of the Hospital was called in to attend him. Extraordinary to state, he always kept two six-chambered revolvers beside bim. He would frequently shoot at the foot of the bed and at the different objects in the room. On one occasion, when some friends were standing by the bed, he pulled out one of the revolvers from under his pillow and got annoyed because he found the hammer difficult to raise, "It must" come, he said, and he startled everybody by firing into the ceiling. About a week ago he fired through the bedroom door in a line with the stairs, and narrowly missed hitting his wife. Whether he saw her ascending the stairs is not known. If drink was not furnished, he would threaten to shoot himself or whoever was in the room. He had eaten no solid food since Wednesday, and it is stated that when he asked for the beer or Saturday, liquor was actually exuding from his mouth, he had drunk so much. Every effort was made to soothe him, but without effect. Drink he would have. His poor wife, with a womanly feeling which can be appreciated, kept her husband's shame from going abroad as much as possible. Business men wondered why Mr. Ross was absent from his office so 1ong, but only a few intimate friends knew the reason, and fewer still of the terrible scenes which were familiar to his wife. One medical gentleman who was called suggested that the shot was an accidental one, that Mr. Ross inadvertently pulled the trigger while carelessly handling it. This suggestion, however, seems but the prompting of a charitable feeling, especially as the deceased had just before threatened to shoot himself.

His career appears to have been somewhat chequered, the dark spot being the inordinate taste for alcohol. Occasionally

he would take chloral and opium. About four years ago, he left off the drink. He was then, it is understood, an operator on wall street, New York. Between two and three years ago, he came to Toronto, and took a house on Jarvis street, and in March he entered upon the occupancy of 78 Charles street, where he had lived ever since. He commenced to drink again in December or January. While here, he acted as bank clerk, then outside agent of one of the banks, and latterly as stockbroker, etc. it is thought that financial troubles had something to do with driving him to drink again. He leaves a family of a wife, two daughters, and a little son, who have the profoundest sympathy of all.


MCLEAN (Aberfoyle) - A fatal accident occurred to an old resident of this Township, Mr. Neil McLean. He was helping his sons to take in a load of grain, and he reached behind one of the horses to give his son the lines, when it kicked him on the neck and broke it. He lived but a few minutes.


August 18, 1875


ARMSTRONG - Alexander Armstrong, of Toronto, was drowned in Lake Muskoka, on Tuesday.


LUCAS - Died at his residence, In the Township of Nelson, on Tuesday, the 17th August, 1875, John Lucas, Esq. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the"19th instant, at 10 a.m., which friends will please attend without further intimation.


THORNTON - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, William Gould, son of James and Dorothy Thornton, aged 12 years and 26 days. The funeral will take place from the residence of his parents, 34 Market street, on Friday afternoon, at half past three o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MOXLEY - A boy, eight years of age, flamed Moxley, died at Madoc, on Monday, from the effects of being gored by a bull on the 6th instant.


August 19, 1875


LEITH - Thomas Faith, of St. Catharines, was drowned in the Twelve-Mile Greek, on Tuesday evening.


CARON - Captain Gilbert Caron, of the brigantine "New Dominion" of Quebec, committed suicide on Sunday last.


August 20, 1875


ROBBINS - David Robbins murdered his wife on Wednesday night

in Digby County, Nova Scotia.


MAYNE - Cawley C. Mayne, a Toronto printer, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning, The cause of his death was apoplexy.


August 21, 1875


WILSON - Andrew Wilson, a Toronto grocer, was killed while trying to get on a ferry boat last night.


MCLEOD A son of Donald McLeod, of McMillan's Brook, Pictou, N.S., was scalded to death on Sunday.


August- 23, 1875


COLLINS - A man named Robert Collins was killed at Quebec on Friday, by a block of coal falling on his head.


August 24, 1875


SUNTER - A woman named Mary Sunter died at the jail last night about 10 o'clock. A few weeks since this woman was picked up in the streets, a wild, haggard, and attenuated looking creature upon whom one could not look without compassion, she was insane, the officer said, and the pinched features indicated too plainly that starvation had much to do with her insanity, and that dreaded scourge, consumption, was rapidly doing its work. After Mary was remanded in the jail, her health became so bad that she was taken to the hospital. Insanity made her dangerous and uncontrollable; so it was found necessary to again remove her to the jail which place she never left alive. Officer Prentice summoned a jury this morning and an inquest was held. After hearing the evidence, the jury rendered a verdict of death from consumption, and thus the same old story has told again of 'one more unfortunate'.


August 25, 1875


SUNTER - Last evening the "Spectator" contained an account of the death of Mary Sunter who died of consumption in the jail on Monday, it was stated that the young lady was picked up on the street and conveyed to the jail. The information came from a supposed reliable source, but was totally incorrect. The facts since brought to light made it clear that up to within a week of her illness, the young woman was employed at Mcpherson's boot and shoe store, King street. She was never idle when her health permitted work, and was conveyed to the jail when her mind became so unsound that it was considered unsafe for her to be left with her relatives who loved her tenderly, and devoted every attention to the sick

girl up to her dying hour. The young lady was most respectably connected, and leaves a number of friends who deeply mourn her sad demise.


SUNTER - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Mary, daughter of William Sunter, aged 27 years.


COPPLEY - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, William, Infant son of George and Elizabeth Coppley, aged 8 months and 23 days.


JERKINS - Died at 23 MacKay street, Montreal, on Sunday morning, August 22nd, Harriette, wife of the Rev. John Jenkins, D.D., aged 60 years.


DELANEY - Early this morning, an unfortunate creature, named Delaney, who had been arrested by Constables Spence and Fitzgerald about 10 o'clock last night for being drunk and disorderly, cut his throat in the cells with the fragments of a glass bottle. A prisoner in a neighbouring cell, who observed him with the bottle in his hand, saw him break it against the wall, and immediately afterward use the sharp and jagged edges on his throat with the terrible results stated above. Constable Bennett was immediately called, and on his arrival found the unfortunate man lying with his face downward or the bottom of the cell in the last agonies of death. The sight that met our reporter's eyes as he entered the cells, so called, was terrible in the extreme. There in gloomy light of an underground cell, cold, dark, and damp, lay a man in the prime of life, dead with his throat cut from ear to ear. The blood was spattered on walls and floor, and the man's clothes were saturated with the current which a few moments before had flowed warmly through his veins. It is supposed the man was slightly insane as he acted in a very peculiar manner. He was in Dr. White's office last evening where he asked extraordinary questions and behaved in a very strange manner. A constable complained to the chief of police about him yesterday, and the chief advised the constable to acquaint Delaney's friends about him and see what could be done for him.

Yesterday afternoon, the deceased overtook Sergeant McMenemy on the street and abruptly asked him if he believed in mesmerism. The sergeant replied that he did not, and on sharply scrutinizing the features of his interrogator, noticed there was something wrong. Delaney then asked him to go with him to the west end as there was a man there who had held him in -mesmeric influence all day and that he could not get away from him to do his best. The sergeant pooh-poohed this statement and said there was nothing of the kind as a mesmeric influence. At this moment the whistle of a neighbouring factory sounded, when Delaney started nervously and exclaimed, "There, he's calling on me now, but I'll go and have it out with him."

Shortly afterward, he again overtook Sergeant McMenemy and said, "you were right, Sergeant, about the mesmerism, but I blame my wife for it all".

The inquest was held before Coroner Woolverton in the King William Street police station. Mr. Hugh Murray was appointed foreman of the jury. The followin is the evidence adduced.

Constable Wark, sworn: Was on duty at the time of the suicide. About 25 minutes past seven this morning, I went into the cells and saw deceased rubbing his stomach as if he were in pain. Did not speak to him. About 20 minutes past 8 o'clock, I let him out of the cell into the main entry and let the woman into the place. I went upstairs and shortly after heard some one shouting that the prisoner was cutting his throat. Constable Purcell assisted me to hold him. He was tremendously bleeding when I first saw him. Took the piece of glass from his hands. He died in about ten minutes after hurting himself. He never spoke that I heard. I don't; know how the bottle get into the cell.

Constable Fitzgerald, sworn: Was out on patrol on No 4 beat last night with Constable Spence. When on the corner of Market and MacNab streets, a gentleman informed us that there was a man very violent at the corner of Park and York streets. When we got there, we found Delaney in the hands of two men. He (Delaney) asked us to take care of him as he had been running and jumping on York street. We brought him to the cells at 11:45. Shortly afterward, he became very violent,shouting and throwing himself about. He seemed to imagine that he was going to die. I ran for Dr. White. He told the doctor he was charged with electricity and wanted him to get a non-conductor and take it away. The doctor gave him something from a bottle which appeared to soothe him. I believe he was suffering from delirium tremens. Between eight and nine o'clock, I, heard a noise in the cells and rushed down. On entering the cells, I found Delaney had cut his throat.

Robert Spencer, clerk of the Commercial Hotel, sworn: A few minutes past nine last night met the deceased with one of his washing machines in his hands on York street. I thought at the time it was a strange time to go to sell machines. Shortly afterward, he came to the hotel where he boards, the Commercial, and placed the machine behind the counter. Shortly afterward I heard some one rushing down the stairs of the hotel with nothing on him but his shirt, and yelling, "Police, Murder, Help". We stopped him and sat him down on a chair when he talked quite rationally. He did not appear to want to go to bed. I then left him and went into the waiting room, shortly afterward, I noticed him rush past the window yelling, "Police, murder, fire". I then went down to the police station and advised them to bring him to the hospital as I considered him to be mad. I then had him arrested and brought to the cells. I then remarked to the police in charge that it was my private opinion that if that

man was not properly watched that he would do himself some bodily harm. I did not see the police search the cell. A woman was turned out of the cell previously to his being put in. Didn't know that he drinks but Mr. Fitzgerald of the Mansion House said that his father turned him off for drinking.

Lewis Thorne, sewing-machine agent, sworn, corroborated the evidence of the last witness. He stated that he was the person who stopped him in the hall and brought him upstairs and dressed him. Before this he darted out and ran for some distance on the street. He said be did not want to go back to that hotel as he had seen his father and his mother there. When he was being brought into the cells, he wanted his friend Mr. Kerrigan to go for a priest as he was going to die. When in the hotel he offered him a glass of spirits but he said it was poison and threw it away.

Dr. Thomas White, sworn, deposed: Last right about 9 o'clock deceased came to my office and said he was full of electricity and wanted a non-conductor. He said I had been attending him. I said he was mistaken. He said he was, and walked away. He had a washing machine in his hand. About 12 o'clock, I was summoned to the cells where I found him suffering from delirium tremens. Gave him a draught to soothe him. Examined the body with the jury. It was that of a well-developed man of 35 years. He had one green pea jacket, striped shirt, light tweed pants, and canvas shoes. On removing the clothing, I found abrasions on the shins. There were no cuts in the hands. Found that death had been caused by a cut in his neck and throat. The wound had severed some of the veins of the neck, but none of the large arteries were injured. The left interior jugular was cut into but not severed. From the examination. I have made, I am of the opinion that death was caused by the wound in his neck. One cut with a piece of glass would not have done it. He must have sawed at his neck.

The inquest wbs adjourned till 3 o'clock, and is proceeding as we go to press.


August 26, 1875


DEFOY - A man named Defoy was killed in Quebec yesterday by the breaking of a derrick.


PILETTE - A young man named Pilette was killed by a train runring over him at Montreal yesterday


GORDON (Ottawa) - Reuben Gordon died last night of typhoid fever. The disease is very prevalent, and the health of the city is very bad.


DELANEY - The inquest on the body of Thomas Delaney was resumed yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock...

F. M. Morrison, sworn, deposed: Have known the deceased

since November, 1874. He was in our employ seven months before he came to the city. He was a man of more that ordinary intelligence and culture, and with the exception of his drinking, he was a steady man. One glass of liquor appeared to have more effect on him than a great deal on other men. He had splendid business qualities which made him adapted for almost any business. He formerly was in business in Charlottetown, P.E.I....

Verdict: That on the morning of the 25th day of August, 1875v Thomas Delaney came to his death from a wound in his neck inflicted by his own hands while labouring under temporary insanity, he being at the time confined in the police cells. Evidence shows in this case that the police were warned that in the excited state in which deceased was, great care should be exercised, as there was danger of his doing himself bodily harm. In the face of this warning, he was placed in a cell in which there were four empty bottles, one of which he afterwards broke, and with a portion of it cut his throat, showing great and inexcusable carelessness on the part of those in charge. The jury learn with regret that bottles containing intoxicating liquor are frequently found in cleaning out the cells, and in this connection draw the attention of the authorities to the fact that communication can be had from the sidewalk to the cells through which articles could be passed to prisoners without the knowledge of the police. The place used as a lock-up and known as the King William street station only measures 18 by 36 feet and In height is 6 feet 9 inches, divided into five apartments, the largest of which is 14 by 18, with four cells opening therefrom. The ventilation of the cells is poor in one of them there is no outside ventilation whatever. The whole of these are underground. In this den there are frequently confined, besides the criminals, as many as forty lodgers. The jury are unanimous in the opinion that it is a disgrace such premises should be in use in the city, and have no hesitation in saying that even independent of the overcrowding, they are quite unfit for putting human beings into, and should not be tolerated.


August 27, 1875


DOYLE - James Doyle was accidentally killed at Woodstock yesterday by the caving in on him of a bank of earth.


PERCY - Henry Percy, of Ottawa, died recently from the effects of a beating from one Gauvreau, some three weeks since.


August 28, 1875


CROSS - The dead body of William Cross was found in Toronto bay yesterday.

FRASER - A man named Fraser committed suicide at East Pictou, by hanging himself on Thursday.


PILKEY - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Annie Nancy, infant daughter of Joseph B. Pilkey, aged 8 months and 3 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence, corner of Bay and Robinson streets, to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


August 30, 1875


MCKINNON - Roderick McKinnon, of Cow Bay, Cape Breton, was burnt to death last week by falling in the fire while in a fit.


O'HARA - On the 23rd of August, John O'Hara was arrested by officer prentice for being drunk and indecently exposing his person, He was found guilty in the Police Court and sentenced to a short imprisonment in the County jail. On Saturday afternoon, O'Hara died. It is supposed he was out of his right mind for some time and that his death was caused by general debility

Dr. Thomas White held an inquest on the body at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.

John Henery, Governor of the jail, deposed: Knew deceased John O'Hara. He was committed on the 24th of August. He was in a dying state-when he came to the jail. He was 32 years of age. He died at one o'clock this afternoon.

Dr. Rosebrugh testifed that he was of the opinion that deceased came to his death from inflammation of the membrane of the brain brought or by a long course of intemperance, hastened by exposure to the sun.

After considering the evidence, the jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased came to his death from natural causes, and that we are of opinion that every care and attention were bestowed upon him bv the officers of the jail.


BAINE - Died in Hamilton, on Sunday morning, 29th instant, at 38 Catherine street north, John Cresswell , infant son. of John W. Baine, aged 7 months. Funeral on Tuesday, 31st instant, at 4 o'clock p.m.


BELNAP - Died on Sunday, 29th instant, at 44 Catherine street north, Anna Eldridge, wife of N. M. Belnap, Esq., aged 40 years. Funeral at 3 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, 31st instant. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.

August 31, 1875


ANDERSON - John Anderson was drowned at Peterborough on Saturday.


HUGESSEN - Captain Knatchbull Hugessen, late of London, died recently of typhoid fever, at San Francisco,


WILSON - A little girl four years of age, daughter of John Wilson, a trackman on the G.W.R., was run over by the Pacific Express, at Dorchester, or Sunday evening, and was instantly killed.


September 1, 1875


LUDDINGTON - Alrah Luddington, who was stabbed a few days ago at Woodstock, died yesterday.


September 2, 1875


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Mackintosh, No 62 John street south, Miss Armstrong, eldest sister of Col. Armstrong, late of Toronto. The funeral will take place at 3:30 p.m. to-morrow.


TATE - A lady named Tate was drowned at Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, while bathing.


September 3 1875


DUGAL - A girl named Agalia Dugal was drowned in the Gatineau on Wednesday night.


MAZREY - The Right Reverend Willis Mazrey, British Methodist Episcopal Bishop (coloured), who died in Nova Scotia on the 22nd ultimo, was buried at Chatham yesterday, with masonic honours.


September 4, 1875


DAVIS - Died in Barton, August 28th, 1875, in her 65th year, Susannah, wife of the late Capt. William A. Davis, eldest daughter of the late Elijah Secord.


PARKS - Thomas Parks, a retired merchant, of St. John, N.B., died suddenly at his home yesterday morning


KELLY - John P. Kelly, barrister, was drowned at Montreal, on Thursday evening.

September 6, 1875


VIGNEAU - Captain Samuel Vigneau was found dead on the wharf at Sydney, N.S., on Thursday.


KELLY - This morning a coroner's inquest was held on the body of John Kelly who died suddenly on Saturday evening. The inquest was held at Mr. Tindill's street car inn, when the following evidence was given.

Johanna Kelly, sworn, deposed: Am the wife of deceased. Saw him last alive on Saturday night. He was quite well when I left to go up-town at 9 o'clock. He was only a little sick at the stomach. Saw him alive about 9:30 on Saturday evening, Did not see him drink anything before that. He was retching severely. The bottles produced contained medicine for the ague and he tried to drink glass-fulls of it for the whiskey that was in it. The medicine was quinodine with whiskey in it. He took some of the medicine between five and six o'clock. He used to drink very heavily. He took a very heavy dinner on Saturday of potatoes and beef steak. When I went up-town in the evening I left my little girl, Mary Kelly, with him. Thomas Kelly was also in the house, but he was asleep. When I came back, Dr. O'Nei1 was in attendance. Saw no symptoms of vomiting when I came back I am sure deceased took nothing except what was in the bottle.

Mary Kelly, sworn: Am daughter of deceased. Am ten years old. Remember mother going up-town on Saturday night. A man named Thomas Kelly was left in the house with me. Father was in bed, but he could not go to sleep. Did not see him take anything after my mother left. He asked me for a drink and I gave it to him. Before he died, he was attacked with a violent fit of retching. He died about a quarter of an hour after I gave him the water. About ten minutes before he died, he said he would like to have a priest. When he was dying there was a bad rattle and choking in his throat.

William Kelly, sworn, deposed: Deceased was my father. Was up-town when he died. It was five o'clock when x ceme home on Saturday afternoon. He did not complain to me then, I observed that he was very pale and 'slakly' looking, one of the boys came up-town and told me my father was dying. He used to drink the medicine I was taking for the ague. On one occasion one time when he was drunk, he took a tumblerful of prickly ash, dissolved in whiskey. Later in the evening I sent out for a pint of whiskey, and deceased took some of that. I took some and Tom Kelly took a drop, but it did not hurt us

Thomas Kelly, sworn, corroborated the evidence of the girl, Mary Kelly.

John Kelly corroborated the evidence of his brother, William Kelly.

Isabella Jane Drake testified to having been called on Saturday evening about 10 o'clock, and finding the deceased dead.

Dr. Edward O'Neil, sworn, deposed; Am a legally qualified practitioner. Practice in the city. Was called on Saturday evening about ten o'clock. Got there shortly afterward. Found life extinct. Tried artificial respiration without avail for half an hour. They told me he had been taking medicine during the evening. The bottles produced are the ones handed to me. They said one contained quinodine and the other prickly ash. Made a post mortem examination this morning. The body was that of a man about 45 years of age, well nourished. No signs of disease, There was the usual amount of fat below the cuticle. The brain was healthy with the exception of the ventricles being filled with serum. There was a small quantity of partially digested food in the stomach. Everything it was quite white. The mucous membrane of the stomach was slightly injected." The spleen was very soft and easily crushed and friable. The heart was very much enlarged, weighing sixteen ounces avoirdupois. There was a considerable amount of fat around the heart. The walls of the heart had undergone fatty degeneration. I am of the opinion that death was caused by disease of the heart.

The jury returned a verdict that deceased died of natural causes.


September 7, 1875


YOUNG - John Young died in the Toronto jail on Sunday, Intemperance was the cause.


MCGRAULY - Died at Bothwell, on the 30th ultimo, Alice Louise, only surviving daughter of D. McGrauly, barrister, aged 7 months and 2 days.


POTTS - Died at his residence in the Township of Glanford, Wednesday, September 1st, William Potts, formerly of the Township of Hope, aged 82 years.


BRUCE - Died or Saturday, 31st July, at Quebec, of apoplexy, Duncan Bruce, Esq., lumber merchant, formerly of Cornwall , Ontario, and late of Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 72 years.


ROLFE - Died In Detroit, on Sunday, the 30th August, Martha, beloved wife of Mr. Philip Rolfe. merchant, and eldest daughter.of the late James Prittie, Esq., of that city, aged 34 years.


PHILLIPS - Died at the Artillery park, Kingston, on the 1st September, lieutenant-Colonel Phillips, Brigade Major, No 3 Military District, and brother of Frederick J. Phillips of Phillips, Thome, Co., Toronto, aged 40 years.

September 8, 1875


OLIPHANT (Toronto) - This morning, it is our painful duty to chronicle a most melancholy case of self-destruction by a youth not arrived at the age of manhood, the consequence as far as at present can be judged of his entertaining a morbidly gloomy view of life such as is fortunately not common in the period of youth when in general hope Is strong and the future looks bright and attractive.

The victim is Edward Oliphant, aged 18 years, son of Dr. Oliphant, 203 Church street. On Monday evening about seven o'clock, he left his father's residence and went across the street to a boarding house where he joined two young men with whom he had been acquainted only a day or two. The name of one of these was Gregory. That of the other we did not ascertain. Gregory and his fellow boarder were drinking intoxicating liquor of some sort, and young Oliphant, though he was not in the habit of indulging in strong drink, but on the contrary had always been very sober and well-behaved, partook of it with them. About midnight, another boarder, a young man named Brown, came in and found Oliphant on his hands and knees on the floor of a room which he had been given to sleep in. He was evidently in great distress, and when Brown went into the room, asked him for God's sake to go for his father, as he was dying. Brown stated to Gregory and the other boarder the request that Oliphant had made to him, and they told him not to mind it, that he (Oliphant) had only been drinking, that he would be all right in the morning, and that if his father was called, they would have a fuss with him because of having given his son liquor. The young man was consequently left where he was and remained lying all night in great agony on a bit of oilcloth on the floor of his room, the window of which was open. Meanwhile his family, his mother in particular, passed a very anxious night on account of his absence, that being the first occasion of his remaining away from the house all night without their knowing where he was. Yesterday morning early, it was thought he might be in the boarding bouse across the street as he had been seen there before, and his father and brother, the latter younger than himself, went there and found him. The young man told his father that he had poisoned himself and gave him a full statement of the affair, from which it appeared that when he left home the previous evening, he took with him from his father's laboratory, a bottle containing a large quantity of arsenic, the whole of which he swallowed that evening about nine o'clock. Dr. Campbell was at once sent for, and along with the father, did all he could for the young man, but about four o'clock yesterday afternoon he died. He had taken so much of the poison that it acted on him like an emetic. When he told his father what he had done, he did not express any regret for it, except that he was sorry for the trouble he was giving the family. He stated as his reason for what he had done that he was not doing as well in

the world as he should. In explanation of this, it may be mentioned that he had been in different situations lately, but not for any length of time in any of them. Last summer he was employed as a ticket-seller in the Grand Opera House, but business not being good there for a time, his services were dispensed with. He was then in Detroit for a while, and next in the office of Messrs Forbes and Lounsborough in this city. Leaving the latter, he entered the employment of Messrs Meyer and Cohen, fancy goods dealers, of Montreal, as a traveller, but for some reason left that situation a very short time ago. These unfortunate vicissitudes led him to commit the rash and fatal act which all who read, or hear of, must greatly regret. It was certuinly not want or the prospects of it which made him despondent at the loss of his situation, for his father was both able and willing to keep him at home though he had nothing to do. But he was not even dependent for his living on his father, for having been of a saving dispostion, he had accumulated a sum of three or four hundred dollars, and had besides spent a considerable sum on the purchase for himself of a good piano on which he was a fine performer. It is stated by persons outside of the family, who were well acqainted with him, that he was of rather a jealous disposition and that he had a baseless suspicion that he was not thought as much of at home as he should be.

An inquest will be held this morning at 10 o'clock by Dr. Bridgman on the body of the deceased. It is said that Gregory and the other young man who gave deceased the liquor and afterward neglected him, left the city last night for the States. The young man in the course of his communication to his father before his death stated that seven or eight days ago he took some morphine for the purpose of destroying his life, thus showing that with him suicide had been thoroughly premeditated.


September 9, 1875


BRODEN, WILTON - Donald Broden and John Wilton, of Big Glace Bay,

 Cape Breton, were drowned on Monday


STIFF - Died on the 8th instant, William Clark, infant son of James Stiff, aged 9 months and 11 days. Funeral from 118 Hughson street north, on Friday, at 3 p.m.


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, at his residence, 231 Main street west, in the 6lst year of his age, William Campbell, a native of Tyrone, Ireland. The funeral will leave his late residence on Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


STEWART - Died on the 8th instant, Mabel Irene, daughter of William C. Stewart, aged 1 year and 3 months. Funeral will

leave her father's residence, 122 James street north, at half past ten on Friday forenoon. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


O'BRIEN - Died on the 8th instant, at his residence "The Woods", Shanty Bay, Lake Simcoe, Edward George O'Brien, The funeral will take place or Friday afternoon next.


AMSDEN - Died on board the steamship "Corinthinian", at Malocheville, on August 28th, Catherine Bourne, wife of Edwin Amsden, of Florence, Ontario, aged 38 years.


BEATY - Died suddenly at his residence, No 19 Walton street, Toronto, on the 8th instant, Mr. Charles Beaty, aged 47 years.


WILSON - Died at the London Asylum, on the 21st ultimo, James L. Wilson, uncle of Mr. W. J. Wilson, of the Sarnia "Canadian".


CAMPBELL - It is our painful duty to chronicle the death of our alderman, Mr. William Campbell. His death has cast a gloom over the entire community, for not only was he respected as a man of business but he was beloved by all who had the opportunity of judging his social qualities. He was attacked by cholera morbus at ten o'clock on Tuesday morning and died at eight o'clock last evening at his home on Main street with all his family gathered about his death bed. The late Alderman Campbell was born in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, in the years 1814, he being therefore in the 6lst year of his age at the time of his decease. He was brought up in the pottery business which he understood thoroughly. He immigrated to New York in the year 1846, but remained there only a few months, establishing himself at Wellington Square where he conducted his business until! I860 when he removed to Hamilton and established the Hamilton Pottery Works in partnership with his brother who remained connected with the firm for several years when he entered into the enamelling business on Merrick street, he afterward bought out his brother's pottery works, after which Alderman Campbell established the Sewer Pipe Works which he conducted with great success up to the time of his decease. He was selected alderman for old St. George's Ward in 1875, and has always been distinguished for his prudence and ability at the meetings of the Council Board. The deceased was married when he was twenty eight years of age, and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. The Board of Aldermen will miss his prudent counsels and the poor of St. George's Ward have lost their best friend, for many and many a warm fire and good supper has be given them when they were cold and destitute and out of work. Alderman Campbell will long be remembered and mourned for his many good and menly qualities. He was a fast friend, a loving husband, and an affectionate father. and one who was known to all to be a good Christian.

ASTEL - Yesterday afternoon, a litle boy, named William Astel, nine years of age, while playing at Birely's wharf, fell through to the Bay. A man standing near went to the boy's rescue, and although the body was recovered in fifteen minutes from the time it sank, resuscitation was impossible though every effort was made to infuse life. The parents of the boy reside on Stachan street


September 10, 1875


BROWN - A boy, named Alexander Brown, was shot dead in Charlottetown on Wednesday evening. The murderer has not beer discovered


MCKNIGHT - Killed by the cars, on the afternoon of the 9th instant, John McKnight, aged 19 years.


LAWRISON - On Tuesday, 31st ultimo, a boy, seven years old, son of the late John P. Lawrison, of Troy, broke both his arms below the elbows while practising on a gymnasium pole. The little fellow had just recovered from the effects of an accident by which his left arm had been broken, and it was at first thought he could not recover from this last most severe mishap, but under the careful treatment of Dr. Patton of St. George, he is progressing favourably.


September 11, 1875


SHARPE - Mrs. William Sharpe died at Lakefield yesterday morning from eating toadstools in mistake for mushrooms.


GEORGE - Murder of a Canadian Woman

(Chicago) A night or two ago, a young woman, named Elizabeth George, hailing from Ameliasburg, County of Prince Edward, Ontario, was fatally stabbed by another woman and died in a few minutes. To-day the grand jury have returned an indictment against the murderess, and on some fine morning in 1876 or 1877, Mrs. Mary Sacksteder may pay the penalty for her bloody deed at the hands of the county hangman.

The story of the crime, and the causes that led to it, is not very encouraging reading for humanity, for it is a dark history of folly, crime, and wretchedness. Samuel McArthur and his wife, the parents of the unfortunate woman, formerly lived in Toronto and other parts of the New Dominion. It was while they resided at Ameliasburg that their daughter was born. About three years ago, the family came to the States, and for the past three years they have lived in this city. While at Buffalo, their daughter married a sailor named George, but they quickly separated, and some months since, the young woman came to live in this city at No 395 Twenty-fourth street. She was in the habit of visiting her parents who live in a miserable tenement house. The place,

No 258 Grove street, where the murder took piece, is a squalid rookery, two storeys in height, and is occupied by four families. The owner of the place lives in the kitchen. The McArthurs occupied the front portion of the first floor, Mrs. Sacksteder and her husband using the rooms immediately above.

The morality of these families would not seem to be of the very highest if one is willing to believe the stories which they tell of each other. They all appear to have forgotten the seventh commandment, and in the case of Sacksteder and a young sister of the murdered woman, to have suffered all the physical tortures that occasionally accompany promiscuous intercourse. At any rate, such was the taunt with which Mrs. sacksteder greeted Elizabeth George a night or two ago, and there followed some lively hair-pulling. The murdered woman had smiled on the young husband of the murderess, and albeit a woman answering to the description "fair, fat, and forty", Mrs. Sacksteder grew violently jealous. After the retort discourtesies had passed between the pair, the elder woman was seen to raise her hand and strike the deceased. The poor girl fell immediately to the floor and was dead when they laid her body on the bed in the house. She had been stabbed in the neck with a small pocket knife and the jugular vein was severed. Internal bleeding caused death in a few minutes.

The young woman is said to have been of a harmless, peaceable disposition and not addicted to the use of liquor. Her assailant bears an unenviable character, being both a termagant and drunkard. Elizabeth was a rather fine-looking woman, stoutly built, with wondrous jet black hair and eyes, and a handsome Grecian nose. She has led a wandering life since the family immigrated to Canada, and has now met a shocking death.

The trial will probably take place during this month, and if their friends do not assist them with money, will probably be speedily decided.


September 13, 1875


LILLIOTT - Mrs. Lilliott, a respectable married woman, was drowned at Quebec last week.


WESTMORE - Miss Emma Jane Westmore, of Kent County, was killed last Monday by a cow stepping on her.


CUNNINGHAM, FOOTE - R. R. Cunningham, dentist, and George Foote were drowned in the river St. John, N.B., last week by being upset out of a canoe.


LAIDLAW - Died at Hamilton, on the 12th instant, Frances Laura, infant daughter of William and Frances L. R. Laidlaw.

MCCOY - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, Jane, wife of the late Archibald McCoy, aged 63 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Samuel McKay, 73 Main street east, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.


HOLMES - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Margaret Murray, relict of the late John Holmes, aged 73 years. Funeral from her late residence, No 139 Park street north, at 3 o'clock p.m., to-morrow, Tuesday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


September 14, 1875


FLINT - George Flint, a fifteen-year-old boy, at Brockville committed suicide yesterday morning.


LUNNY - Died at Live Oak, Terribone Parish, Louisiana, September 8th, Alice, beloved wife of James Lunny, formerly of Ancaster, aged 42 years.


September 15, 1875


AIKEMAN - A Mr. Aikeman, of Quebec, died suddenly on Sunday morning.


MOODIE (Guelph) - Yesterday, Monday, there occurred in this town a sad accident, the result of which was almost instantaneous death. About four o'clock in the afternoon, a man was driving down the Eramosa hill towards town,having on his wagon a load of mason's tools, trestles, etc. When about midway down the hill, the horses started to run away. The driver held on to them until a short distance past Robertson's foundry, when he was thrown, or fell off, and in such a manner that he was run over by the hind wheel of the conveyance, a big bundle of fish, on which he may have been sitting, falling to the ground at the same time. Dr. Cowan was close behind and noticing the man fall off, was quickly at his side. Finding that he was seriously injured, he got two of Mr. Miller's men who came up at the time with a light wagon to convey him to the hospital. The doctor did all in his power for the injured man, but in vain, and he died in about twenty minutes after being carried into the hospital. It was at first thought that it was Mr. Edward McKague who was the victim of the unfortunate affair. His brother and other members of his family also formed this opinion at first, the resemblance to him being very great, but on closer examination found that they had been mistaken. Mr. James Massie, who arrived shortly after the accident, recognized him as Mr. Joseph Moodie, a teamster from Elora. He had been in Mr. Hassle's new house for his load which he was taking to Elora for Mr. Sinclair. The unfortunate man was about fifty

years of age and was well-known in Elora and also in Guelph. His injuries were very severe. The shoulder on which it is thought he had fallen was dislocated, several ribs were broken and staved in, and the head was much injured. Death was caused by internal injuries. He never rallied from the shock. His relatives were at once telegraphed for.


September 15, 1875


GRAHAM - Died on the 15th instant, at the home of Robert Pollock, 53 Duke street, Toronto, Janet Graham, aged 23 years, eldest daughter of Mr. James Graham, formerly of North Bristol, P.Q.


METZ - Saturday last, a young man named Louis Metz, an employee of the New York Central Railroad, was shot dead at Suspension Bridge, N.Y., by a saloon keeper named George Ochs. It appears that for some time past, a number of incendiary fires have taken place in the village, and immediate neighbours and people there have become very suspicious of prowlers during the night. About midnight or shortly afterwards, Metz, who it is said boarded with Ochs, returned home, perhaps under the influence of liquor. He got into the yard and made some noise. Ochs hailed him, but not receiving any reply, cocked a pistol, fired and shot him dead. Ochs at once gave himself up to the authorities and the case will be investigated.


September 16, 1875


BURKE - A Mr. Burke, a prominent citizen of Toronto, was assaulted by rowdies on Tuesday night, and received such injuries as have caused his death.


September 17, 1875


GOVENEAU - The body found in the lake at Port Colborne on Wednesday was that of Moses Goveneau.


September 18, 1875


STRATHY - Alexander Strathy, one of the oldest pioneers in the London District, died on Thursday.


September 20, 1875


ELLIS - On Thursday, the 9th instant, a fisherman on Long point, discovered a boat disabled about half a mile from shore off Helgin's farm, rowed out to it, and found it full of water with the body of a man floating therein, and towed the vessel ashore. The boat was baled out and hauled up,

when the body was recognized as that of William Ellis, cooper, of South Marysburg, Prince Edward County. The body was taken to the home of the deceased, and an inquest was held next day by Dr. Platt. Little evidence was elicited. Ellis left home on the 23rd of August with his son and son-in-law. Upon examination, it was found that the boat had been prepared for a storm, sails and masts down, and cargo, probably peaches, thrown overboard. The deceased must have been dead a week or ten days. About $50 was found on his person. Evidence went to show that Ellis was venturesome and careless, but a hardworking, temperate man, He leaves a wife and family. He was shout 50 years of age. Verdict: Death from exposure and drowning. The jury very strongly censure the practice of navigating Lake Ontario with unsafe boats such as that owned by Ellis. Since the inquest,it'is reported that Ellis landed his son-in-law at 18-Mile Creek, took on board a cargo, and left, accompanied by his son and another lad. If this is true, these two youths have also been drowned. This is certainly a lamentable affair.


STERLING - John sterling, a farmer of Goderich Township, was instantly killed on Saturday, by falling off a scaffold into a threshing machine.


HANNA (Oshawa) - John Hanna is a cabinet maker who has worked very skilfully in Luke and Brother's cabinet factory for many years. On Thursday evening he met a bachelor acquaintance on the bridge over the race-road and entered into conversation respecting matrimony, and John said, "I have been happier and have saved money since I have been married. I took my wife and little boy to Cobourg on Monday last and 1 am already tired of living alone and want them back again". The next morning John was hurried to Cobourg by the telegraph information that at the time he had held the conversation in Oshawa, his wife had committed suicide by plunging into the lake and drowning her little boy with her.

In March, 1872, John, a staid bachelor, was married in Oshawa to Elizabeth Thompson whose father then resided at, and kept, the Crafton toll-gate. She was a neat and active young woman and came to Oshawa as a seamstress. After the hat factory was established, she went to work in it and soon became an expert sewer. From there she was married. John proved a steady and kind husband, and she a good housekeeper. She was subject, however, to slight fits of jealousy without cause which somewhat marred her life.

One boy was born to them and both parents were very proud and fond of him, for he was a handsome child. On Sunday, Mrs. Hanna was not well, and proposed to give up housekeeping for a short time and visit her relatives in Cobourg. Her husband consented at once, and it was agreed that she should stay in Cobourg for a month until they could obtain possession

of their own house which was rented.

On Monday, John accompanied them to Cobourg and left his wife and child with her brother with a request to let him know if they should want anything. The wife was seen to be restless and uneasy on Thursday and expressed a desire to go up to Oshawa to her husband. She took her little boy and went to her mother's grave and remained there some time. She then went to the Cobourg pond, doubtless then with the intention of ending her life, but passersby prevented the accomplishment of the design. From there whe went to the railway track and was observed by a cabman to be endeavouring to get ahead of a train, but failed. She proceeded to an acquaintance who resided near the harbour and remained in conversation for some time, manifesting no signs that led to suspicions, and about 8 o'clock, she suddenly left the house. She must have at once proceeded to the shore, which at that point was shallow, and deliberately walked in until she reached a sufficient depth of water to accomplish her purpose. A little dog that accompanied her returned to the house she had left and kept guard over a basket she had left behind, all night, and the next morning proceeded to the spot where he had lost his mistress. The body was found in the morning on the beach in a foot or two of water, and that of the child lay on the bottom but a few feet away, she was 31 years of age, and the child one year, five months., and 5 days.

A coroner's inquest was held during the day, and all the facts possible elicited. Dr. Clarke of Cobourg made a post mortem examination and testified that there were no marks or signs of violence, but that she had committed the rash act while labouring under temporary insanity. Mother and child were buried in Cobourg.


KAY - Died on Thursday, 16th September, at Galt, Mr. James Kay, aged 55 years and 6 months.


PATTERSON - Died at 48 Camden street, on the 18th instant, Mr. John H. Patterson, attorney, son of Mr. John Patterson, Windholm Hall, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, aged 36.


September 21, 1875


BURROWS - Mark Burrows, of Wallaceburg, was drowned in the Sydenham River, yesterday.


BLOOMFIELD, BABE, COOPER, MARS - The four men who were drowned in the Humber Bay, were Edward Bloomfield, Thomas Babe, James Cooper and Otto Mars, all of Toronto.


BISHOP - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. T. M. Best, 78 Market street, Sarah, widow of the late William Bishop, of Weston, Ontario, formerly of Somersetshire, England, aged 84 years and 6 months. Friends are invited to

accompany the remains to the station of the Great Western Railway, on Thursday, at 8 a.m.


WELLS - We regret to announce the death of Mr, Robert Frederick Wells, second son of Arthur Wells, Esq., acting postmaster, Guelph. The sad event took place at Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday last from a violent attack of quinsy,(Peritonsillar abscess) on Wednesday last, Mr. Wells wrote to his father that he was well and expected to pay a visit to his friends here in the course of a few days. Mr. Wells received a telegraph message from a friend, conveying the sad intelligence that his son was dead. The body is now on the way here and will arrive to-morrow evening. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. We are certain that Mr. Wells and family have the sincere sympathy of the community in this hour of their sad bereavement.


September 22, 1875


DUNN (London) - About three o'clock yesterday afternoon, a frightful accident took place on the port Stanley branch of the G.W.R. whereby a pensioner named Ryan Dunn was so severely injured that he died. It appears that Dunn had safely passed over the track just as it crosses the Hamilton Road when a number of cars were being pushed along. He staggered back on the line when these were within twenty or thirty yards of him, and notwithstanding that the bell was rung, the whistle blown, and the parties in charge shouted to him to keep clear, he paid no heed, and the engine and half a dozen cars passed over the lower part of his body, bruising his legs to a jelly. He was also considerably injured about the head and upper part of his body. The unfortunate man only breathed once or twice after he was picked up, Deceased led a sort of wandering life about the city and seems to have been somewhat addicted to drink. It did not, come out at the inquest, held last evening that he was in this condition on the occasion of his being killed, but it is more than probable that he was, as on no other ground can his strange conduct be accounted for.


September 23, 1875


AYLESWORTH - Martin Aylesworth was accidentally killed by a railway train at Ernestown on Tuesday.


COHEN - A child named Cohen was scalded to death at Halifax on Monday by falling into a tub of hot water.


COTTER - Died at Guelph, on the 22nd instant, at the residence of his uncle, C. E. Romsin, Esq., George Barry Cotter, eldest son of the late Dr. Cotter, of this city, aged 24 years. Funeral from St. Basil's Church, Clover Hill, at 9 o'clock on Friday morning, Friends are invited to attend.

MCRAE - Died on board the steamer "Alexander" between Brockville and Gananoque, on the 17th September, 1875, Annie, beloved wife of Mr. Walter Ross McRae, of Belleville.


MAYNE - Died in Chicago, on Saturday, the 18th instant, Rebecca, beloved wife of Mr. William Mayne, of Chicago, and fourth daughter of Mr. T. Skelly, of Yorkville, aged 21 years and 9 months.


BELLHOUSE - Died at Montreal, on Wednesday morning, 21st instant, David Bellhouse, Esq., in the 75th year of his age.


September 24, 1875


RHEAUME - Louis Rheaume, of Charlesbourg, P.Q., committed suicide on Tuesday, by throwing himself into a well.


September 25, 1875


ALCOX - An inquest was held at Welland on Thursday by Coroner Cummins to enquire into the cause of death of the late Mr. Thomas Alcox whose neck was broken by being thrown from a wagon near this village. From the evidence of Mr. James Alcox, it seems that the accident by which a life was lost, was the result of gross carelessness or criminality on the part of four persons as yet unknown. The deceased and his son were driving towards Welland after dark. Hearing a wagon approaching in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed, James, who was driving, turned off the road as far as he thought it was safe and shouted to the parties to hold up, They, however, paid no heed to his warning and a collision was the result. The wheels of Mr. Alcox's wagon were torn off, precipitating both father and son to the ground, the old man receiving fatal injuries, and the son being stunned. The parties in the wagon who caused the accident, four in number, passed on their way, not stopping to see the result of their shameless conduct, on returning to consciousness, James found his father dead. A farmer in the neighbourhood rendered assistance and conveyed the body of the dead man to Welland. The authorities are endeavouring to ascertain the names of the guilty parties.


September 27, 1875


PATRICK - A woman named Lucy Patrick has just died near London, aged 101 years and 10 months.


WHALEN - The body of Margaret M. Whalen, who was missing several days from Collingwood, was found in the water on Saturday. Verdict: Found drowned.

JAEGER (Berlin) - Yesterday afternoon, the body of a man named George Jaeger, a labourer, was found in a creek about half a mile out of town. Deceased was addicted to drink, and has been missing since the 16th instant, and is supposed to have stumbled into the creek while in a state of intoxication. The body was found in shallow water in a sitting position, surrounded by driftwood and from which a drunken man would be unable to extricate himself. He evidently died from exposure, as the body does not present the appearance of one drowned.


September 29, 1875


CHISHOLM (Orillia) - On Tuesday last, Hugh Chisholm died in the Township at the advanced age of 108 years. Up to a few months ago, he had ever been hale and hearty, never having had a day's sickness in his life. When his system began to break up, it soon went. He was one of the hardiest men of his day„ All winter he would go with nothing on the neck and his shirt always open at the front. He was a powerful man, and had seen a great deal of life. He was born on Christmas Day, 1767, at Scott's Bush, near Johnston, on the Mohawk River, New York. At the time of the breaking out of the American Revolution, his father moved his family to Glengarry, Canada. The deceased told the writer he could remember, when a boy, of the American Revolution then going on. His eldest brother died about thirty-five years ago at a very old age. His father died before the war of 1812. Deceased took part in that war on a gunboat under a Capt. Macdonald, then at Kingston. He was several times wounded, once shot in the left knee and one broke his collar bone. Another broke his jaw and twice he was slightly wounded in the side. He received some of his wounds at Goose Creek. He never received any reward for his services. He had scarcely a gray hair in his head, but lost the last of his teeth about fourteen years ago. About that time his house was burnt when all his papers perished, including proof of his birth. There is a gentleman living in Glengarry who is over 80, and who says when he was a boy, Chisholm was a man of about forty or thereabouts.


September 30, 1875


ANDERSON - A man named Anderson committed suicide at Winterbourne, yesterday.