Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1878


January 2, 1878


TURCOTT - A boy named Turcott was drowned in the Gatineau while out skating. He got through an airhole and was drowned before any assistance could be given.


WILLOUGHBY (Lanark) - Yesterday an old man named Willoughby, a resident of Innisville, left his home to walk to Ferguson's Falls on the ice, but unfortunately broke through and was drowned. The body was recovered to-day.


GALLANT, MCLEAN - The brig "Hebo", which sailed from Cascumpee, P.E.I. December 20, is supposed to be lost with all hands, nine in number. Saturday last portions of the cabin and galley, and also three bodies, were washed ashore at New Forge, P.E.I.. Two bodies have been identified by Hon Mr. Howlan who loaded the vessel, one being Capt. Moses Gallant of Charlottetown, It is believed that Capt. McLean, of Pugwash, a pilot, was also on board the "Hebo".


January 3, 1878


BHARTAND - A man named Bhartand was killed in Latour's shanty on the Gatineau by a piece of square lumber sliding from its position and striking him.


WELSH (Sutton) - A young man named William Welsh, residing on the lake shore near this place, accidentally shot himself yesterday while out hunting. It is supposed that the gun slipped from his hand, and the hammer striking a log on which he was standing, discharged both barrels into the abdomen. He died instantly.


BURKE (Montreal) - Mr. Walter Burke, manager of the New "York Life Insurance Company for t he Dominion of Canada, died yesterday morning at the early age of 37. He had been ten years with the company.


BERTRAND (Montreal) - A passenger fell off the mixed train coming here from the west, near Point Claire, and was killed. Deceased's name is supposed to be Bertrand.


SENECAL (Montreal) - Miss Bridget Senecal, daughter of Francis Senecal, was found dead in her bed yesterday morning without any premonitory symptoms of illness.


HOSKIN - Henry Hoskin, a wealthy resident on the Lake Shore near Port Credit, was killed on New Year's Eve by having his skull smashed in by a vicious stud horse.

TUCKER - Several days ago, a young man named James Tucker lost his life in a mysterious manner at Port Stanley, being found dead in a buggy in which he had been driving with a supposed friend named Parker. It was stated that the parties when at Union endeavoured to get a driver to finish their journey because they had a quarrel, and for some time it was darkly hinted that Tucker must have met with foul play. An inquest has been held on the remains and the facts thoroughly gone into, from which it now appears that the parties had no quarrel but were both too drunk to take care of themselves, and that Tucker met his death accidentally from injuries received by falling out of the buggy.


SHIBLEY (Kingston) - Information has reached here of the sudden death at Prince Arthur's Landing of the oldest son of S. Shibley M.P.


SMITH - It will be in the recollection of our readers that Charles Smith was found on Burlington Street in a dying condition from starvation. Death put an end to his sufferings yesterday in the city hospital, notwithstanding that all that medical skill could suggest was done to alleviate his misery, his system being so reduced through want of food as to defy the effect of medicine.


January 4, 1878


PALLYN - Mr. Joseph Pallyn, bellows maker, of this city, aged 85, died at his residence, corner of Murray and James streets, at noon yesterday. Born in 1793 in Devonshire, England, came to this country in 1843, resided in England ten years during the time. After a short residence in Kingston, he settled in Hamilton where he has since conducted a flourishing manufacturing business.


LITTLE (Halifax) - Edward Little, formerly a dry goods merchant at Yarmouth, fell downstairs at a hotel in Harrington on Saturday and died yesterday from his injuries.


LANDRY (Halifax) -The steamer "George Shattuck" arrived to-day from St. Pierre & reports that a seaman named Joseph Landry fell overboard at North Sidney and was drowned.


January 5, 1878


PALLYN - Died in this city, on the 3rd instant, Joseph Dallyn, in the 85th year of his age, a native of Devonshire, England. Funeral from his late residence, No 7 Murray street west, on Sunday next, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MAYES - Died on the 4th instant, Richard Mayes, a native of Crickenham, Surrey, England,

of heart, disease, aged 67 years. Funeral from his late residence, 16 Napier street, on Sunday, the 6th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


LEFEBORE - Charles Lefebore, a labouring man, while visiting his father-in-law, fell downstairs, fracturing his skull, from the effects of which he died. He leaves a wife and four children.


GOURLAY (Halifax) - J. Gourlay was accidentally shot at Upper Shewiacke to-day and died in an hour.


CRONK (Pleasant Hill) - Mrs. Charlotte Cronk, wife of Dennis Cronk, boot and shoe maker, of this place, died suddenly last night in an apoplectic fit. She was the mother of twenty children two of whom only survive her.


DORSEY (Clarkesville) - Benjamin Dorsey, a farmer aged about seventy, and residing near this place, was choked to death last night by a piece of-beef while at the Baxter House. Medical aid was at hand at the time but to no avail.


MCMULLEN (Osgoode Station) - A report reached here yesterday morning that an old man named James McMullen of this place had murdered his wife by stabbing her with a pitchfork while he was in a fit of insanity, and considerable excitement prevailed. Mr. James Beaman, coroner, held an inquest at which it transpired that the woman had died suddenly in a byre while milking a cow. Drs. Roche and Kidd's, and other testimony, went to show that death had resulted from natural causes. No traces of external violence being visible, the jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the evidence adduced.


January 7, 1878


KEENAN (Ottawa) - Keenan, the man who was injured on Christmas Day while repairing Eddy's burnt pail factory, has died from the injuries received.


MUNROE (Toronto) - Mr. George Munroe, mayor of the city 27 years ago and an ex-M.P. for East York, died to-day at the age of seventy-seven.


WILSON, MACDONALD, BOUTILIR (Halifax) - A shocking accident occurred here last night. A young cabman named John Wilson about nine o'clock took two young women named Flora Macdonald and Ida Boutilir for a sleigh ride. They went towards Point Pleasant Park. About five o'clock this morning, the horse was found in the street at the south end of the city and bleeding and the sleigh much damaged. Nothing was known of the occupants till this afternoon when the

sleigh robe and whip were found on the ice at Stoll's pond. Search was then made and bodies of the two women found under the ice. Wilson's body has not yet been discovered, but no doubt it will be discovered to-morrow. The road alongside the pond was blocked up with stones and rubbish thrown on it from the seashore by the gale of Friday night, and it is supposed that when the party came to it they went on the ice, broke through, and drowned, the horse alone scrambling out.


January 8, 1878


BRUCE - Died in the Township of Barton, on the 7th instant, Irvine Magnus, eldest son of William Bruce, aged 22 years and 17 days. The funeral will leave his father's residence on Wedneday, 9th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


CRANN - Died in Ancaster, on the 6th instant, Margaret, wife of John Crann, aged 62 years and 4 months. Funeral will take place to-day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock, to St. John's Church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.


PIIKY (Ottawa) Last night a most mysterious death occurred at the residence of Mrs. Dean, No 228 Albert street. A woman named Mrs. PiIky, whose husband is employed in one of Captain Young's shanties on the Upper Ottawa, left Mrs. Dean's with the intention of visiting some of her friends in the lower Town. Nothing more was seen of her by Mrs. Dean until last night about 2 o'clock. Two men knocked at her door and asked if she knew where a woman they had in their arms resided.

On hearing Mrs. Dean speak, the woman said, "Oh, Mrs. Dean, something has happened. Won't you help me in." One of the men assisted Mrs. Dean to carry the woman in and left before giving any name. A few minutes after, the woman died. Mrs. Dean says she cannot be able to recognize the men as they were muffled up. In the excitement she neglected asking their names. Dr. Lynn held an inquest to-day. Several witnesses were examined, and an adjournment took place until to-morrow evening to give the medical men an opportunity of holding a post mortem examination.


SWITZER (Ottawa) - An infant child of Mr. Switzer, dry goods merchant, was left sleeping off a bed this morning, and a short time after when its mother went to remove the little one, to her horror whe discovered that it had been smothered in some way by getting between the pillows. Mrs. Switzer is almost distracted with grief, and in consideration for her feelings, Dr. Corbett, the coroner, decided that it was not absolutely necessary to hold an inquest.

CLARK (Kincardine) - A young nan named Clark is supposed to have been drowned in the harbour on Saturday morning by missing his way to the station in the darkness and blinding snow storm of the early morning and walking off the wharf into the water. Parties have been grappling for the body all day, but so far without success.


January 9, 1878


MYLES - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Marian, beloved wife of Thomas Myles, aged 65 years. Funeral from her late residence, Victoria avenue and Hunter street, on Thursday, 10th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BARWICK (Montreal) - Mr. Barwick, headmaster of the Dorchester Street School, dropped dead to-day while in the act of teaching a class, He was formerly in the British army and served throughout the Crimean war. He leaves a wife and nine children.


STINSON (St John, N.B.) - William Stinson, a fisherman, belonging to Pisarenco, was drowned by the upsetting of a boat at Lepreaux. Three other occupants of the boat were rescued. Stinson leaves a wife and seven children.


VANEVERY (Ayr) - About four o'clock this afternoon, a son of David VanEvery, about five years of age, while coming downstairs with an open penknife in his hand, fell to the bottom, the knife entering his heart and killing him instantly.


RODGER (Peterborough) - The Rev. J. M. Rodger, who for 42 years has been pastor of Canada Presbyterian Church of this town, died suddenly this evening. Mr. Rodger was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens in this community, and his sudden death is very much regretted.


SPENCER (Halifax) - A six-year-old daughter of Edward Spencer of Cow Lake, Cape Breton, was so badly burned by her clothes catching fire that she died in eight hours.


January 10, 1878


IRVINE - Died in this city, on the morning of the 9th instant, Alexander Irvine, Esq., in the 66th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, No 66 Duke street, on Friday, the 11th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice.

KNOWLTON (Toronto) - An eight-year-old son of Mr. W. H. Knowlton was knocked down by his father's horse to-day and trampled upon, his skull being fatally fractured. Mr. Knowlton at the time was engaged- taking voters to the poll, he being a candidate for school trustee in St. Andrew's Ward.


HAMILTON (Omemee) - The inquest on the late Charles Hamilton of this village, which was adjourned from Monday, was resumed. The result of the post mortem examination showed that death was caused by effusion of blood on the surface and base of the brain. The jury returned the following verdict: That death was caused from injuries resulting from a blow inflicted by Henry Wood. A warrant was issued for Wood's apprehension.


AITKEN (Galt) - Mr. Aitken of this town, who recently went to Delaware for the benefit of his health, died at Clifton on Sunday last on his way home to Galt. Mr. Aitken was much respected by all who knew him, and his family have the sympathy of the town in their loss.


ROBINSON (Caledonia) - On New Year's night one of the most terrible cases by drowning or from exposure that we have been called upon to chronicle occurred in the Grand River about half a mile east of the Caledonia iron bridge. The victim's name was Robert Robinson who worked and also lived on the Jackson farm near the village of Caledonia. He left his home on the morning of the 1st instant for the village to have a good time generally, and after imbibing pretty freely of king alcohol started to return home about nine o'clock in the evening. The night being very dark and deceased finding it difficult to keep the road called on his way at the house of Mr. Alexander Findlay to obtain a lantern and got one. It is then supposed that he must have wandered to the right, crossed the flats, and not knowing where he was going, walked into the river where he was found the next afternoon by R. Young and Isaac Weekly, lying on his back.


January 11, 1878      


FRONT - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, J. C. Front, Esq., in the 54th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, Mo 26 Wellington street south, on Friday afternoon, the 11th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice. Members of Hiram Chapter and Barton Lodge are particularly invited by the family to attend.


January 12, 1878


WILKINSON - Died at Mountain Brow, Barton, on the 11th instant, Richard Thomas, fourth son of the late Richard Wilkinson, in the 23rd year of his age. Funeral will leave the residence

Samuel Olazzard, Mountain Brow, on Sunday, 13th instant,, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HAZLEWOOD - The news of the death of Mr. Hazlewood, of the Pacific Railway, at Brockville, was received with regret.


LEWIS - A melancholy case of suicide is reported from the village of Crediton on the L.H. & B. Railway, a young lady named Mary Jane Lewis, aged 22 years, having taken her own life by cutting her throat from ear to ear with a razor. It seems she was staying with her brother, Mr. William Lewis, and on retiring for the night borrowed his razor for the alleged object of removing a splinter from her finger. After the family had gone to slumber, she appears to have escaped from the house by her bedroom window and committed the act in the yard where next morning she was found lying dead with her face upwards and a bloody gash in her throat as described.

The cause of her self-destruction is buried in mystery as she appeared to be in good health and had no apparent trouble. She was, however, of a quiet and retiring, almost gloomy, temperament. She was employed all last year as assistant teacher in the Crediton public school, and obtaining a certificate at the late examination, was appointed at Sharon. On Monday evening on leaving school, she wrote on the blackboard these words: "Time is short".


BLACKSTONE (London) - Moses Blackstone died this morning from the results of injury sustained last evening by being struck by an engine on the Grand Trunk Railway. The deceased had been a patient of the Insane Asylum, but being harmless was allowed the liberty to walk around, and he always returned to the institution, In his wanderings yesterday, he walked along the track and was overtaken by the incoming train. No bones were broken, but death seems to have resulted from the nervous shock.


DUNNETT - It is our painful duty to announce to our readers this morning the sudden demise of an old and well-known citizen, Mr. Benjamin Dunnett, which occurred last night. It appears that the deceased gentleman, who belonged to the Temperance Reform Club, went out to Bartonville last evening in company with a number of other members to attend a temperance meeting there. He appeared to be in his usual health and spirits during the evening. On their way home while walking along King street east singing "The Sweet Bye and Bye", when just opposite the residence of Mr. Hamilton, druggist, Mr. Dunnett suddenly stopped, convulsively grabbed the arm of a companion, and then fell to the ground. His friends gathered round him and raised him up, but there was only the sound of the death rattle in his throat and a brief fluttering of the heart ere he fell beck dead. Those who were with him state that there was not a struggle after he

fell and that death was almost instantaneous. Dr. Case was at once sent for and on his arrival he at once pronounced him dead. The body was taken to the residence of Mr. Kilvington, corner of East avenue and King street, where it was placed in the greenhouse. The Rev. Mr. Griffin was sent for, and to him was given the sad task of breaking the news to Mrs. Dunnett.

The deceased, who has been a resident of the city for many years, during a great portion of which he has been employed in the post office. He was known to very many of our citizens and universally respected. His sudden taking-off will be heard of with regret by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and the family will have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their affliction.


January 14, 1878


DUNNETT - Died in this city, on the 11th January, 1878, Benjamin Dunnett, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, the 14th instant, from his late residence, 34 East avenue north, at 3 o'clock.


MCAFFERY (Toronto) - Matilda Willoughby, keeper of a private Lying-in hospital at Don Mount, has been arrested on a charge of causing the death of an infant child of a girl named McAffery by an overdose of paregoric.


WHALEN (Quebec) - James Whalen, a very old man, a farmer of Stoneham, twenty miles north of this city, was found dead in bed alongside his wife on Friday. Deceased had been afflicted for many years with paralysis.


BORLEY - The death of another Middlesex pioneer is announced, Mrs. John Borley, aged 77, who settled in Canada in 1832.


JACKSON - Ephraim Jackson, aged 19, was killed near Moscow a few days ago by a tree falling upon him.


January 15, 1878


LANGIS (Quebec) A young philosophy student, named Langis of this city, brother of the Abbe Langis of the Seminary, died almost suddenly yesterday of haemorrhage.


CASEY - William Casey was killed in Clarke and Cushing's mill, Salisbury, by the gate striking him.


WALSH (Halifax) - William Walsh, assistant clerk of the House of Assembly, died to-day of paralysis of the brain. He had been connected with several newspapers in the Dominion and was an able writer.

ROSS (St Croix, Que) - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. About 5 a.m, Mrs. Louis Ross went to the barn with a light. A few minutes afterwards, the barn was seen by the neighbours to be on fire. They went with Mr. Ross at once to the barn but too late to render any assistance to Mrs. Ross who had become overpowered by the smoke and perished in the flames. The deputy coroner held an inquest last night and returned a verdict of 'accidental death'.


January 16, 1878


KAINE (London) - John Kaine, a resident of thirty years standing, died this morning, aged 82 years.


PALE - One of the oldest settlers of Westminster, David Dale, is dead.


January 17, 1878


ROCHON - A man named Rochon left his home in Aylmer, P.Q., yesterday morning to work in the bush about a mile from the village. He was found dead in the afternoon. The body was conveyed to Aylmer where an inquest is being held.


MENIGAN (Stratford) - Last evening while Joseph Menigan, an old resident of this area was out driving, his horse took fright and on turning a corner dashed him against a post, inflicting such severe injuries that he died in a few minutes.


January 18, 1878


MOORE - Robert Moore, an old resident of Granton, died suddenly a few days ago in an apoplectic fit.


January 21, 1878


THOMAS - Died at Dundas, on Friday, 18th instant, Elijah Samuel Thomas. Funeral will take place from his late residence, King street, Dundas, on Monday, 21st, at 1 o'clock.


BURGIN - The village of L'Original was thrown into a state of great excitement this morning by the report that Mr. Burgin, an English barrister, who has been in this country two years, committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence about two miles from the village. Deceased is said to have been of very pleasing disposition and had made himself a favourite in the short time which he had resided in L'Original. Strange to say, about seven months ago a son of the deceased also committed suicide, and as in his father's case, by hanging. It is generally supposed that insanity was the cause of the rash act, the belief being that the son's tragic death preyed upon the father's mind to such an extent that he became insane.

MCROSSIE (Napanee) - As No 1 express, G.T.R., going east, was approaching the crossing at the east end of the switch near the bridge this afternoon, an old man named James McRossie was crossing the track. The engine struck him, hurling him down the bank a distance of thirty feet, breaking and lacerating his arm near the shoulder, inflicting a scalp wound on the head, and bruising him about the body. He was somewhat deaf and had his ear-laps down, but did not see the train in time to escape. Brakes were applied and the engine reversed, but although the train stopped in its own length, it was too late to avert the danger. McRossie was found on his back insensible and remained so until seven p.m. when he died. An inquest will be held on Monday. He was one of the first settlers in Napanee and was 71 years old, and highly respected.


BARRETT (Rt John, N.B.) - An inquest wass held on Saturday night on Thomas Barrett, killed at Terryburne by a tree falling on him. A verdict of 'accidental death' was returned.


SMITH (Halifax) - Sergeant Smith, of the 20th Regiment, dropped dead while attending to his duties at the Military Establishment at Melville Island.


MCLEAN (Halifax) - A woman named McLean died very suddenly at her residence on Brunswick street last night.


SMITH - A little girl, five years old, daughter of David Smith, of Cape Island, Shelburne County, was burned to death by her clothes catching fire from a stove.


HULL - At Manchester, Guysborough County, N.S., a boy named Hull, while coasting down a steep hill, ran against a stick of wood, and received injuries that caused his death.


FRANCIS - A little child, three years old, named William Francis, wandered from his house near the toll-gate on Burlington Heights yesterday afternoon and went upon the ice in the vicinity of the Desjardins Canal, fell into the water, and was carried off by the current. The body was recovered about an hour afterwards some distance away from the spot where the little one disappeared. Word was sent into the city and Coroner Woolverton, being notified, issued a precept for an inquest which will be held at the "Fox and Hounds" at 3 p.m. to-day.


January 22, 1878


ANDERSON (Montreal) - The coroner held an inquest to-day on the body of John Anderson, found dead in his bed yesterday. Verdict: died from syncope.


PIKE (Toronto) - Captain Pike, formerly of St. John, N.B., died suddenly at his residence on Charles street from a paralytic stroke. His wife and daughter are down with diphtheria.


GORMEY (Kingston) - During the progress of the fire on Sunday morning, a woman named Gormey, after looking out of her window at the conflagration, was taken ill and died half an hour afterward.


January 23, 1878


SHOEMAKER = Died at 37 Market street, on Wednesday, 21st, Mrs. John Shoemaker.


MATHEWS - The wife of a hotel-keeper named Mathews, living in Todmorden, committed suicide last week by hanging herself with a clothes line in a barn. She had been of very delicate health for some time past, and a trip across the Atlantic failing to do her any good, she gave herself up to despair and committed the rash act above stated.


ADDISON (Galt) - Mr. Alfred Addison, an old and respectable resident, died here this a.m. The deceased had filled the office of school trustee, and librarian and treasurer of the Galt Mechanics Institute for a long term of years.


TITUS - Last evening a man named Titus, supposed to live at Rattlesnake Harbour in Windham Township, while passing from one car to another on the Port Dover and Lake Huron train between Otterville and Simcoe, fell between the cars end was instantly crushed.


RANDLE (Meaford) - Robert Randle lost his life to-day in the storehouse of Chisholm and Co. He, in company with two others, was running the wheat from a bin on the upper floor to the lower flat through a wooden spout when Randle went upstairs to attend to some matters. Some time after, the wheat in the spoilt stopped running when one of the men put his arm up the spout to find out the cause and he felt Randle'8 foot. The alarm was then given when about one hundred men went to shovelling the wheat away which was about eight feet deep over his head. Life was quite extinct when he was brought out.


MCFARLANE - The late matron of the jail, Miss McFarlane, was buried Tuesday afternoon in the cemetery at Dundas. She, for over ten years, occupied the responsible position of matron and was highly respected by all with whom she came in contact.


January 24, 1878


PARKER - Gilbert Parker of South Granby, Quebec, whose body was snatched a few days ago, died of the deadly cattle disease called charbon (anthrax). It appears that the unfortunate man, while skinning a beast which had died with the disease, became inoculated with the virus through a slight cut in his finger.


MERCIER - An inquest was held in St. Roche to-day by Coroner Belleau on the body of a child of seven months belonging to a respectable family named Mercier whose death occurred under the following singular and painful circumstances. The child was placed at the tea table as usual when it pulled towards it the tablecloth containing the teapot filled with boiling tea. The family did not perceive the accident until the little thing had received the contents over its body and legs. The child fell into convulsions and continued in them till midnight when it passed away. A verdict of 'accidental death' was returned at the inquest.


January 25, 1878


SCOTT - Died on the 23rd, at her late residence, 52 Cannon street west, in the 71st year of her age, Mrs. Mary Ann Scott, widow of the late William Scott, builder, of this city. The funeral will take place on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice.


JOHNSON Ellen Johnson, wife of a man named John Johnson, residing in the Township of Carrick, County of Bruce, committed suicide by hanging herself in a shed back of the house of her brother-in-law, Mr. James Hogg, at Don post office in East York where she had been visiting. Mr. Johnson recently brought deceased to Toronto for medical advice and was told she was of unsound mind and should be in the Asylum. Being particularly warned to watch her movements at night, he replied that he could take charge of her himself as he was a light sleeper. However, during that night, she escaped out into the shed and hung herself, her absence not being discovered till too late, verdict: suicide while of unsound mind.


STERLING (Morpeth) - About nine o'clock last evening while some boys were skating on the Eau, three of them broke through. Two were taken out alive; the other, a son of Robert Sterling, about 15 years of age, could not be found at the time, and on searching this morning, he was found in an upright position in ten feet of water.


AUDY - A sad event occurred a day or two ago in the village of St. Alban, County of Port Neuf, which has thrown the whole district into consternation. A rich 'habitant' named Joseph Andy

of that place had for some time past manifested signs of mental aberration. On the night in question, he bade his brothers farewell, which caused them some anxiety, and they determined to pass the night with him at his own house. Unfortunately their fears were fully realized, During the night, one of them went and saw him sitting up at a table gazing steadfastly at a lighted candle. He enquired what he was doing there and was answered that he was waiting for his son to come home. The answer satisfied the enquirer who went to sleep. The son shortly afterward came in, and Audy then pretended to go to bed, but went out to put away some vehicles in the shed, shutting the door after him. Shortly after this, a neighbouring woman saw flames rising from the shed and raised the alarm, though too late to render any assistance to the unfortunate man. His remains were found after the fire, burnt to a cinder.


JOHNSTON (Dresden) A fire occurred this afternoon about a mile out, burning the house and two children of Mr. Johnston (coloured), aged respectively three and five years, the parents having left the children in bed when going to town.


CALLANDAR - Robert Callandar, of Clinton, died Thursday morning from injuries received at the fire on the 12th instant.


CHAMBERLAIN - The funeral of the late William R. Chamberlain, town clerk, Napanee, took place in that town yesterday. The deceased was buried with Masonic honours.


January 26, 1878


ANDREWS Died in this city, on the 24th instant, at his late residence, 75 Peter street, Mr. John Andrews, in the 48th year of his age. Funeral will leave the above address on Saturday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited at attend.


WILSON Died on the 25th instant, Catherine, daughter of William Wilson. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 65 Hughson street south, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


BUNTIN - Died on the 14th November last, on board the chip "Loch Tay", on the voyage to Geelong, Australia, Mrs. Buntin, aged 47 years, relict of the late James Buntin, of this city.


THOMPSON - A man named Robert Thompson, who was badly frozen recently while driving from Ottawa to Buckingham, died yesterday.


VICHEY - (Montreal) Jean Marie Vichey, who arrived here from New York yesterday to take the position of cook in the new Windsor Hotel, died suddenly last night. He had been unwell for some time previously.

SEATON (Minden) - A man named Aaron Seaton, employed at Workman’s sawmill, was drowned this afternoon. He was helping to lower the stop log of the slide when the handle of the windlass struck him, throwing him into the water. His body was recovered about two hours afterward. It is thought that the blow rendered him insensible as he made no effort to save himself.


January 29, 1878


HARTLEY -Died on Sunday, 27th instant, Mary, the beloved and only daughter of John and Sarah Hartley, aged 14 years and 3 months. Funeral from the residence of her parents, 196 James street north, Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


HOWIES - Died January 8th, at Oak Terrace, Stockport, England, Rachael, relict of the late James Howies, and mother of M. Howies, of this city, aged 70 years.


COFFIN (Ottawa) - Colonel Coffin, Chief Officer in the Ordinance Department, an old public servant, died to-day.


MAHON (London) - News has been received of the sudden death of Mr. Charles Mahon, for many years teller of the Bank of Montreal here, which occurred in Dublin, Ireland, early this month, of apoplexy.


MOODY (Springfield) - A fatal accident occurred this morning at the Air-Line crossing, two miles south of this village. A man named James Moody fell from a load of shingle timber which he was teaming to Staley's mill, and one of the wheels passing over his head killed him instantly. The accident was caused by the horses becoming frightened and running away.


UNKNOWN MAN - Sunday evening Mr. Russell Olmstead of Saltfleet found a man lying dead near a schoolhouse in that township. The deceased was apparently about 70 years of age. The cause of his death is enveloped in mystery.


January 30, 1878


RIACH - Died on Sunday, 27th instant, Alexander Riach, mason, aged 83 years, a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Funeral on Wednesday, 30th instant, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 43 Cherry street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


GRIST - Died at Ottawa, on the 29th instant, Laura, beloved wife of John Grist, Esq., formerly of this city.


READ - On Sunday morning as already announced, Mr. Russell Olmstead and his son, while going over to a neighbour's house, found an elderly man dead, who is supposed to be Alexander E. Read, stone mason of this city. He was found near school section No 6, in the Township of Saltfleet. An inquest was held by Dr. Russell of Binbrook. Verdict: died from exposure.


February 1, 1878


DONNELY (Ottawa) - A man named Donnely was found dead in James Klock's stables at an early hour yesterday. An inquest was held and a verdict of "Death from epilepsy" returned.


SAUCIER, BURKE (Montreal) - The coroner held an inquest to-day on Burke, the two bodies brought here from Lancaster as anatomical subjects. One was identified as that of Elor Saucier who died of typhoid fever, and the other J. B. Burke who died of cancer. The verdict was "Found dead". No clue has been discovered as to the parties who brought them here.


MAY (Toronto) - George May, a middle-aged respectable-looking man was found dead this morning in a room he had recently rented on Adelaide street. Alcoholic diarrhoea is suspected to have been the cause of death, deceased having been a hard drinker.


HEALEY (Toronto) - George Healey, aged 14, son of Constable Healey, of the Grand Trunk, was run over by an engine at the foot of Bathurst street this morning and instantly killed. He was employed as a call boy by the company.


February 2, 1878


BRUCE - Died at Leamington, on the 1st instant, John M. Bruce, barrister. Funeral from the residence of his brother, Alexander Bruce, 41 Duke street.


MACDONNELL (Montreal) - The funeral of Dr. MacDonnell will be attended here to-morrow by the police bodies of the city.


DEVINE (Montreal) - The body of an old man named James Devine was found in an empty house in the west end of the city with his throat cut and his face and hands disfigured by rats. The deceased had been insane for a long time and had evidently died by his own hands as the razor with which the deed was no doubt done was found lying by his side.


VILAS (Montreal) - Edward Vilas, teller in the private bank of Overell, Chapman, and Bean, Ogdensburg, W.Y., committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver in the head about ten o'clock to-night in the bar-room of the St. Lawrence Fall. He died instantly. Vilas leaves a wife and two children in Ogdensburg. He was sober when he committed the rash act.


MCBEAN (London) - Mr. Angus McBean, one of the early settlers in his neighbourhood and a genial writer, died to-day aged 62 years.


February 4, 1878


PURCELL - Mr. Alexander Purcell, school teacher of Byron, has just died after a short illness of inflammation of the lungs.


HUBERTUS (Toronto)- Mr. M. L. Hubertus, a prominent merchant and owner of a spice mill on Esplanade street, died suddenly yesterday at the Windsor Hotel, at the age of 44.


HEBDEN - Died on Saturday, 2nd instant, at the rectory of the Church of the Ascension, the Rev. Canon Hebden, M.A., in the 62nd year of his age. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, the 4th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation to attend.

The Rev. Dr. Darnell, of London, officiated in the Church of the Ascension yesterday at both services, In the course of the morning sermon, the preacher referred very feelingly to the death of the late lamented rector, the Rev. John Hebden which sad event occurred on Saturday at noon. The hymns sung both morning and evening were exceedingly appropriate, The beautiful church was draped in mourning throughout.

It falls to the lot of but few clergymen to minister so long to one congregation as Mr. Hebden has done. For nearly twenty years, he has laboured in the parish of the Church of the Ascension. His faithfulness as a pastor and his loving and amiable disposition endeared him not only to his own congregation but to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be sadly missed in this community.

With a broad charity towards those who differed from him, he was intensely devoted to the dear old Church of England as he often used to call it. Thoroughly evangelical in his views, he had no sympathy whatever with those who sought to introduce innovation the simple and beautiful service of the church.

Mr. Hebden was born in Dublin in November, 1816, so that he was in his sixty-second year when he passed away. He leaves a widow, five daughters, and three sons to mourn their loss.

The funeral will take place from the rectory to-day at 3 o'clock and proceed to the Church of the Ascension.

February 5, 1878


WRIGHT - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 3rd instant,, James Douglas Wright, Sergeant 13th Battalion, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


BALLANTINE - Died in this city, on Monday, February 4th, R. M. Ballantine, Esq., in the 60th year of his age, a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, No 55 Park street south, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

At about a quarter past four o'clock Monday morning, Mr. Robert Ballantine, who had suffered a paralytic stroke one day last week, breathed his last at his boarding house, corner of Park and Vine streets. Mr. Ballantine was a resident of this city for the last fifteen years, nearly all which time he kept the bookstore near the post office. In him, Hamilton loses one of her worthy citizens and the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society one of its oldest and most hardworking members, and hundreds of our people will miss his many acts of kindness towards them. Mr. Ballantine at the time of his death was about 60 years old, and his remains, we believe, will be interred on Wednesday afternoon next, when the members of the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society will attend in a body.


NAPIER (Ottawa) - A woman named Mrs. Napier ruptured a blood vessel yesterday and died several moments later.


PAPIN (Ottawa) - A woman named Mrs. Papin died suddenly at the residence of Mrs. Harris. She was spending the evening with that lady, and about seven o'clock went out in the yard and vomited considerable blood. A doctor was sent for, but before he arrived, she died.


WADE (Halifax) - O. Wade, proprietor of the Albion Hotel, Bridgetown, was killed by his horse running away and throwing him off the bridge on the ice, breaking his collar bone.


February 6, 1878


THURSTON (Ottawa) - A boy named Thurston, while out skating on the Gatineau yesterday afternoon, was so severely injured by the discharge of a gun that he died several hours afterwards.

COATES (St. John, N.B.) - James Coates of Studholm, while in the woods, was knocked down and fatally injured by his horses. He died in a short time.

February 7, 1878


BURTON Died in Raleigh, on Sunday, 3rd February, 1878, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. D. Shadd, Mrs. Mary Burton, a native of North Carolina, U.S., aged 97 years.


SHAW - Senator Shaw died at Smith's Falls this morning.


WISHART We learn that an occurrence has taken place in the Township of West Flamborough which has created quite a sensation among the relatives and friends of a highly respectable family in that section of the province. Alexander Wishart, brother to Kenneth Wishart, Esq., farmer, residing near Greensville, was found in his barn hanging from one of the beams. When cut down, the unfortunate man was found to be dead. Deceased was about fifty-five years of age and, we believe, unmarried. An inquest was held, and a verdict in accordance to the facts, rendered.


DUNNETT (London) - Mr. Charles Dunnett died this morning rather suddenly. He had long suffered from pulmonary affection. He was a contractor and built the Custom House here. He was the owner of the white sulphur springs, and a very enterprising citizen. He was a candidate for alderman at the last election and was defeated. Some years ago, he was a partner of E. W. Hyman as a tanner. He was a Scotchman by birth, but had long resided in Australia before coming to Canada. He leaves a wife and four daughters.


February 9, 1878


ROWLAND - Died at No 5 Victoria Avenue north, Katie Louise, second daughter of William J. Rowland, aged 1 year and 8 months. Funeral from the above address on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


CAMPBELL - Last Saturday morning, a little son, aged about 3 years, of Mr. John Campbell, meat curer on Jackson street, fell into a hot water bath and was frightfully scalded. The little sufferer lingered in terrible pain till an early hour on Friday morning when death put an end to his agony. Mr. Campbell has the sympathy of the public in the loss of his child by so untimely and cruel a death. The funeral will take place to-day.


HASKET (London) - Mr. Thomas Hasket died thin morning. He was one of the oldest inhabitants, having settled in the district when the city was a wilderness. He came from Clough-Jordan, Tipperary, Ireland, in 1810. He was an ardent Mason, and that body will attend the funeral.

HESS (London) - The jury in the case of Maria Hess, the woman who died at the jail yesterday, found that death resulted from natural causes. The deceased was a wretched lunatic who was lately found in squalid poverty in a hovel in Kensington. She owned a farm in Caradoc and has a daughter living in Essex.


SMITH (Perth) This afternoon, Dr. Kelly, coroner, held an inquest upon the body of a new-born child found in a pail of water in the house of a man named Boulter. The evidence went to show that the child was born alive, and a verdict of 'wilful murder' against the mother, a young unmarried woman named Annie Smith, was returned by the jury.


MUTCH William Mutch was killed at Rock Point, P.E.I., by falling from a load of hay.


February 11, 1878


DAVIS - Died in Barton, on the 10th instant, Sarah B., beloved wife of John A. Davis, in her 45th year, second daughter of Captain John T. Lawe, and grand-daughter of the late captain George I. Lawe, of Dundalk, Ireland, formerly Usher of the Black Rod, House of Assembly, Ottawa. The deceased leaves a family of six children to mourn her loss. Funeral will leave the family residence at 1 o'clock on Wednesday to the place of interment at Barton Church. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


PIEROPATIE, DOWSLEY (Montreal) - Joseph Pieropatie, working jeweller, and W. H. Dowsley, book-keeper, died very suddenly. The former fell dead while at his work, and the latter was found dead in his bed. The inquest in both cases resulted in a verdict of death from heart disease.


WALSH (Halifax) - A boy named William Walsh was drowned while skating at Whitehaven, Guysboro County.


SMITH (Whitby) - Mrs. Smith, wife of Mr. James Smith, of Port Whitby, was suffocated in the cellar of her house last-evening. She was in attendance upon a sick girl and went to the cellar about half past eight o'clock to get some article. Afterwards her husband was aroused by the smell of smoke and found flames issuing from the cellar. Rushing through the smoke and flames, he dragged out the lifeless body of his wife. It is supposed that the unfortunate woman lit a match on entering the cellar and threw it away among some marsh hay which ignited at once, and in her endeavours to extinguish it, she was overcome by smoke and became senseless. The body was somewhat burned. An inquest was deemed necessary. The deceased was the mother of a large family. The fire was extinguished afterward.

SHAW (Smith's Falls) - The funeral of the late Hon J. Shaw this afternoon was one of the largest ever seen here. A great many came by train, among whom was a deputation from the senate consisting of the Hon. Messrs Miller, Skead, Reed, Chapais, Sutherland, Armand, Montgomery, and Wilmot, being a representation of all the provinces of the Dominion. The Hon. Alexander Moore; D. Galbraith, M.P.; J. G. Taggart, M.P. ; Mr. Biggar, M.P.; and A. Coke, M.P.P., were also present. The funeral procession, headed by the Town Council, proceeded to St. John's Church where impressive services were conducted by Rev. Messrs C. P. Emery and A. J. Stephenson. On re-forming, the funeral procession soon arrived at St. John's churchyard where the remains of the lamented gentleman were consigned to their last resting place.


February 13, 1878


HYDE (Ottawa) - Yesterday morning, Mrs. Hyde, wife of a well known farmer in Nepean, dropped dead. No inquest was held. Cause: pulmonary apoplexy.


PENNY - It is with no ordinary feelings of regret that we this morning announce the awfully sudden death of Mr. Edwin Penny, an estimable railway man, which occurred on the Hamilton and Northwestern Railway yesterday afternoon as the train for Barrie on which he was employed as baggageman was approaching the Barrie station.

A reporter of the "Spectator" called on Mr. James Dick, the conductor of the train on its arrival lest eveni ng at 7:30. He states that the train left on time yesterday morning at the usual hour, and everything went smoothly until they were approaching Barrie. Mr. Penny was in the baggage car and was walking along the east side of the car towards the express van when he was struck by the water tank which is situated about a mile south of the town.

The accident may be more easily explained when it is known that deceased is a corpulent man, and owing to the curve on the line at this point, the car was swinging. The brakesman who was stationed between the two coaches was the first to notice the occurrence and called to the conductor that Penny was struck. Mr. Dick jumped off the train which was going at the rate of three miles an hour and found the poor fellow lying on his face at the foot of the tank. Mr. Dick raised him to his feet, but Penny was insensible, the only sign of life being a brief glance into his fellow employee's face.

He was then removed to the station as soon as possible, and the conductor lost no time in summoning two physicians who attended to him to the last, but without being of any service from the nature of the injuries inflicted. The deceased was crushed about the body and heed, and only survived one hour, never speaking from the time of the occurrence.

The coroner of the town was notified and will hold en inquest this afternoon.

The tank where the unfortunate occurrence took place was only a temporary structure, built for the accommodation of the locomotives engaged in the work of construction, and we believe it was the intention of the company to have the same removed this week.

Mr. Penny was an Englishman by birth and came to the city with the Rifle Brigade of which corps he was an honoured soldier. Mr. Penny served faithfully in the Crimean war and had medals won on the fields of Alma, Inkerman, and Balaklava, and if we remember right, was engaged in the struggle of the Cape.

In 1862, he left the Regiment and married in this city, receiving a position of messenger at the general office of the G.W. Railway. Subsequently Thomas Swinyard, Esq., the then General Manager, promoted him to the charge of the official car of the company, and many well recollect the admirable manner in which he attended to the duties of these respective stations.

Subsequently Mr. Penny received the conductorship of the passenger train between London and Sarnia, after which he commenced business in East London, but always having a penchant for railway work, he some months ago accepted the position he filled at the time of his death, with an understanding that on the very first occasion he would be promoted to the place of conductor. Just as this was about to have been realized, death stepped in and claimed its victim.

The deceased was a member of Barton Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and also was connected with the I.O.O.E. in London, Ontario. Conductor Dick left the remains in charge of Mr. M. Geddes, the station master, who belongs to the same lodge of the former fraternity of the deceased.


February 13, 1878


STAPLETON - Died in St. Catharines, on Sunday, the 10th instant, Margaret Stapleton, aged 55 years.


MCINTYRE - Another old pioneer has died in the person of Mr. Donald McIntyre, one of the first settlers in Mosa. He came there in1817.


PAGE (Black River, Que.) - Mrs. Page, aged 64 years, of St. Vincent de Paul, when crossing Vivan's bridge, was struck by a farmer's sleigh, the shaft passing through her neck, killing her instantly.

ANDERSON - We regret to record the death at his late residence, Ayr, Monday afternoon, of Mr. Thomas M. Anderson brother of Mr. A. L. Anderson of the "Globe" agency here and I. M. K. Anderson of the Paris "Transcript". Deceased was for some twenty years business manager for Mr. Watson of the Ayr AgriculturalWorks, and at the commencement of his last illness was head of the accountant department of the "Globe" office, Toronto. The funeral .which takes place this afternoon will be under the direction of the A.F. & A.M. among whom the deceased had occupied the position of District Deputy Grand Master, and the I.O.O.F. of which society he had been an active and highly esteemed member.


February 14, 1878


ELLIOTT (London) - Coroner Caw held an inquest on the remaii of the old man, English Elliott, who was killed on the Grand Trunk Railway near Parkhill lately, and a verdict was given that death was accidental and no blame is attached to the officials of the road. The driver, Whittaker, did all in his power to avert the accident after seeing the man on the track. It is stated that during the past two years the train run by this driver has knocked off the track no less than four men and one woman, all of whom were supposed to be under the influence of liquor. His train is, in consequence called the "Temperance Express".


TAYLOR (Montreal) - John Leekie Taylor, eldest son of Alderman Taylor, took an overdose of morphine last night, and notwithstanding all efforts to save him, he died shortly after.


February 15, 1878


ROSS Died on the 13th instant, of croup, John M. T. Ross, youngest son of Mr. D. M. Ross, aged 3 years. Funerel from his father's residence, 74 Wellington street north, at 3 o'clock on Friday, 15th instant.


YORSTON - Died on the 13th instant, at the residence of Dr. Stevenson, Adrian, Mich., Sheridan F. Yorston, of New York city, son-in-law of Mr. Joseph Mills, of this city.


PEARCE - Died at the residence of Mr. A. J. Brown, 179 Park street north, on the 12th instant, Robert Pearce, in the 77th year of his age. Funeral from the above address on Friday at 10:15 a.m. to G.W.R. station for Oakville. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


BARRY - Died at South street, old race course, John Garrett youngest son of Gerald John and Harriet Barry, aged 13 months.

February 16, 1878


QUINN (St John, N.B.) - The inquest on the body of Mrs. Quinn, murdered at Little Rock on Wednesday, was continued this afternoon. Evidence was given that the prisoner, William Vaughan, was seen at the house of the murdered woman on the day she was killed. He was observed running away from the place about the hour at which it is supposed the crime was committed. The investigation is not yet finished.


CLARKE (Elora) - The wife of Mr. Charles Clarke, M.P.P., died this evening about seven o'clock.


February18, 1878


BRIDGWOOD - Died on the 16th instant, at No 20 Jackson street, of cancer of the breast, Ellen, wife of George Bridgwood. Funeral will take place from her husband's residence at 3 p.m. to-day (Monday). Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DOUBLEBLISS - A man named Jacob Doublebliss, who kept a tavern for a long time on Bay street in this city, died suddenly on Saturday night at nine o'clock. It is said he was up and around a few hours before his death which resulted from an affection of the lungs and heart.


BLEACH (London) - James Bleach, an employee of the G.W. Railway, who several weeks ago had one of his legs cut off by being run over by a yard engine, expired to-day after a period of great suffering.


February 19, 1878


BURDETT - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Alice Teresa Burdett, aged 1 year and 18 days. Funeral from her father's residence, No 100 MacNab street north to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCGUIRE, BEAUCHAMP (Montreal) - Inquests were held on Patrick McGuire and Leon Beauchamp, carters, and a verdict returned that they died from excessive drinking.


SHEARMAN (Montreal) - Mrs. Shearman, wife of Thomas Shearman, stevedore, died suddenly last night from heavy drinking. She was suffering from delirium tremens.


GALBRAITH (Kingston) - The wife of the Rev. Mr. Galbraith, Wesleyan Minister, died last night.

VAUGHAN (Kingston) - Mr. R. T. Vaughan, a very old resident, died yesterday after a short illness.


PATTERSON (St. Catharines) Just about seven o'clock on Sunday evening as the church bells were ringi ng for evening service, an accident of a terrible nature occurred at the residence ot Mr. Sidney Patterson on the Hamilton stone road near the St. Catharines station of the Great Western Railway. Mr. Patterson, who is employed on the railway, was at the station attending to his duties, Mrs. Patterson being at home with her three young children. She sat down at the organ and commenced to play, there being a coal oil lamp placed at either side on little stands provided on the organ case for that purpose. The children state that one of these lamps suddenly exploded and a quantity of oil must have spilled upon the unfortunate woman's clothing and taken fire. She was unable to extinguish the flames and her screams have been said to be agonizing. Her little boy, nine years old, ran out in the snow in his bare feet to the station to notify his father of the occurrence, and then to the residence of a neighbour to get assistance, but they arrived too late to do more than save the house from being burned.

 Mrs. Patterson lingered in great agony until midnight when death mercifully put an end to her suffering. Her clothing was entirely burned, even to her shoes and stockings, the only shred of clothing left being a strap around her waist. The body looked as if it was swathed in crepe, being all blackened and disfigured in a terrible manner. It is one of the saddest cases we have heard of in this neighbourhood for a long time. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Patterson's mother in Grantham on Wednesday next at 10 o'clock a.m.


February 20, 1878


PURSLEY (Toronto) - David Pursley, aged 32 years, a baker, was found dead in his bed this morning.


BONIFACE (London) The death is announced of Mr. James T. Boniface, formerly agent of the American Express Company in this city. The deceased was well known in London and vicinity and his death will be regretted by many.


MATHEWS - Mr. T. Mathews, of Talbot Street, Township of Malahide, was found dead in his bed on Friday morning last. Deceased was 73 years of age and was in his usual state of health when he retired for the night.


February 21, 1878


HODDER (Toronto) - Dr. Hodder, the oldest and considered the most experienced surgeon in the city, died this evening at the age of sixty-seven.

February 22, 1878


MCEVOY - Died at the Manor House, near Birmingham, England, on the 5th instant, Henry NT, R. McEvoy, the honoured father of H. H. McEvoy, of this city. For fifty-five years he was superintendent of Baptist Sunday Schools. He is at rest from his labours, and his works follow him.


February 23, 1878


ANDERSON - Died on the 21st instant, Walter Anderson, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 44 years. Funeral from his late residence, 14 Inchbury street, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


KILVERT - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, of scarlet fever, Neville Gory Kilvert, third son of F. E. Kilvert, aged 6 years and 9 months. Funeral will take place to-day at 3 o'clock p.m., from No 10 West avenue south. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


February 25, 1878


MCKEE - Died at Western Hotel, John street south, Anne, beloved wife of John McKee, Esq., in the 70th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence on Monday, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WATERS - Died at Rock Chapel, West Flamborough, on the 23rd instant, Adelia O. Waters, only grand-daughter of William Carey, Esq., aged 5 years and 2 months. Funeral will leave her grandfather's residence, Rock Chapel, on Tuesday afternoon, the 26th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


HODDER (Toronto) - The funeral of the late Dr. Hodder took place yesterday, being very largely attended. Nearly all the medical men of the city, all the members of the Yacht Club, a large delegation from Trinity College, and a numerous body of friends were in the cortege.


WORKMAN (Montreal) - Ex-Mayor William Workman, who has been seriously ill for some months, died last night. He was a man of large wealth, the greater portion of which it is believed he has left for benevolent purposes. He was a brother of Thomas Workman, M.P. for this city.


LANGEVIN - News from the Tipper Ottawa shanties says: During a fight between two teamsters, one Pierre Berchand, in defending himself from an attack by another teamster named Joseph Langevin, struck Langevin a heavy blow with a pike pole which split open his head, and before medical assistance could be had, the unfortunate man was dead.

Berchand immediately surrendered himself & appears to feel his position keenly, asserting that it was an accident, and he had no idea the result would be so terrible.


February 26, 1878


BRASS - Died at the residence of her father, Caroline street, on Sunday, February 24th, of congestion of the brain, Maggie McDougald, only and beloved daughter of John and Kate Brass, aged 3 years, 7 months, and 24 days. Funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, 71 Caroline street north, this afternoon, February 26th, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MITCHELL - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Nellie, youngest daughter of William and Mary Mitchell, aged 2 years and 2 months. Funeral will take place Sunday, 24th.


HEATH - Shortly after two o'clock Monday afternoon, a young lad named George Heath, aged about nine years, was found drowned in Burlington Bay between the Club House and Bastien's boathouse. From what we can learn, the boy left home, the parents thinking that he was going to school as usual. Instead of that, he went skating or sliding on the ice, and must have slipped into a hole. At the place the body was recovered there is about five feet of water. Deceased is a son of Mr. Samuel Heath, blacksmith, living at No 40 Macaulay street.


LEBLANC (Montreal) - Gilbert Leblanc, labourer, 54 years of age, died suddenly to-day of heart disease.           


MCDOUGALL - A resident of Point Edward, named McDougall, being struck by a snowball on Saturday, burst a blood vessel and died.


MILLS (London) - The remains of Thomas Mills, the employee at the Atlantic Oil Works who was suffocated by gas on Saturday night, were interred to-day. No inquest was deemed necessary, the cause of death being quite apparent. Deceased had been employed at the works for twelve years.


February 27, 1878


FLOYD - A sad accident occurred yesterday on the farm of Wesley Warner, 6th concession, London Township, by which a boy named William Floyd, aged 13 years, lost his life. A threshing machine was in operation in the barn, and boy whose father is employed by Mr. Warner was passing out of the barn door when he slipped and fell upon the tumbling rod by which he was

caught and terribly mangled, receiving injuries from which he died this morning. He never regained consciousness after the accident.


CROWLEY (Wallacetown) - Mr. Timothy Crowley of Dunwich, and formerly of the Township of Westminster, was found dead today at the bottom of a hill near his own farm, two miles west of this village. He started with a load of oats to market, and it is supposed that he slipped off the fore part of the wagon and that both wheels passing over his head caused instant death, there being no marks of a struggle in the mud. He was found by Dr. Ruthven of Wallacetown who informed the family of the sad fact. The deceased was about seventy years of age, a sober hardworking man. He leaves a wife and large family in very comfortable circumstances.


February 28, 1878


BOWMAN - Mr. David Bowman and his brother of Saltfleet were riding on horseback in Barton. Mr. Bowman's horse broke through some ice on the road, throwing Mr. Bowman, and as the horse got up he struck Mr. Bowman on the head with his foot. Mr. Bowman got up, apparently little hurt, and rode seven miles, but six hours after the accident, he was a corpse.


TUNIS - Mrs. William Tunis died very suddenly at her residence, West Flamborough, on Saturday last.


KAUPEE (Montreal) - David Kaupee, a farmer from L’Assomption, was attacked last week on his way home from this city, beaten, and robbed. He has since died from his injuries.


March 1, 1878


ARTHUR - Died in this city, on the 26th last, Ann Main, beloved wife of Thomas Arthur, aged 24 years and 9 months. Funeral will leave her husband's residence, No 49 Ferguson avenue, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


NISBET - Died at St. Catharines, on Tuesday evening, the 26th, Mrs. Elizabeth Nisbet, relict of the late John Nisbet, Esq., in the 63rd year of her age.


CROMWELL - Died at St. Catharines, on the 27th, William, son of Mr. William Cromwell, aged 17 years.


ST JULES (Montreal) - A child belonging to Mr. St Jules was scalded to death by falling into a tub of boiling water.


RIDDLE - A man named Robert Riddle, for a long time engaged as a bar-tender at McNaughton’s Hotel, North Chatham, and who has been in poor health for some time past,

though not confined to his bed until the last few days, was lately suddenly seized with a most excruciating pain on one of his heels and so severe was it as to cause him to cry out in agony. All the efforts of attendants to give relief were without avail and in a few moments he was dead.


BARBER - Many will be startled on learning of the death of Susan Ann Barber who died of consumption on Monday morning last. It will be remembered by very many of our readers that the girl figured prominently in the celebratedvoung case. Now that she is dead, there are those who are prepared to say a word for one who was so long shunned and despised. The girl was young, intelligent, and rather prepossessing in appearance, and the only mistake of her young life was her passionate affection for an accused murderer.

She risked and gave everything that her woman's heart could give for that man, and lost it all. It is reported that she died of consumption, but those who knew her are convinced that she died of a broken heart which was crushed hopelessly the day that John Young was hanged. It is a pity that some one who was led into disgrace and trouble through her woman's love should have her name handed down to posterity connected with one of the most dismal tragedies in the history of the country.


March 2, 1878


BARBER - Ever since the frightful death of Abel Macdonald and the arrest and conviction of the Youngs, the Barber family of Caledonia have been shunned, despised, and almost persecuted by those who were acquainted with their history and their connection with the horrible affair. The father of the family could not get work, the sons were discharged from any employment in which they were engaged; The world literally cut loose from them, and they were sent adrift upon a black, unfeeling sea of hunger, remorse, and helplessness.

No one spoke to them, no one reached out a helping hand, no kind tongue spoke an encouraging word, no sparkling eye more eloquently than words spoke a word of delight and humanizing hope. The world was dead to them, and they, to all intents and purposes, were dead to the world. The days went by and the family literally starved by inches.

They had not enough to cover their nakedness and hid themselves from the public and the public soon forgot them. It was whispered about that Susan Ann Barber, the youngest of the sisters, was soon to become a mother, but the world turned in derision from her, for the child would be born outside the marriage estate as its father was a murderer. The child was born but never lived to open its eyes upon a world that would have looked upon its innocent face with contempt, not unmingled, we may dare to say, with pity. The mother never recovered, and unknown to the

neighbours, the broken-hearted, deserted, and childless mother began an unseen and unfitted journey to an early grave. Consumption ate like a canker worm into her bosom, her hands and eyes became dry and hot, her cheeks sunken, and the woman who had led such a strange life began to die. People seemed to feel by instinct the presence of the grim monster, Death, and he was found out and traced to the house where the Barber family lived.

A young and philanthropic lady in the village visited the house and was horrified by what she saw. The dying girl was lying on a bed which could boast of neither sheet nor tick and was merely a bundle of rags laid roughly upon sharp ropes which sustained the light shrunken and helpless form of the girl, from the floor. The poor creature had no night clothes or any comfort becoming a woman whatever. When Miss Delaney asked for some soap and a towel with which to wash the poor girl, she was told that there was none in the house.

It was not long that Susan Ann Barber lay upon a bundle of rags in filth and misery. The story was told outside, and every sympathetic heart in the village was touched. They did not emquire who she was, they did not enquire into her past history, they did not pry into the secrets locked in a bosom the palpitations of which would soon cease forever. They only knew that she was a woman and that she was on her death-bed. The poor girl was made as comfortable as possible. An easy bed was made for her and dainties sent of every kind: beef tea, canned fruits and little knick-knacks of many kinds.

Three times a day a lady combed her long abundant heir, which was the chief ornament of her person, and bathed her hot thin face with water. In the evenings some good man would pray by her bedside or read a hopeful chapter from the Bible. We were told on good authority that the night before the young woman died a resident of the village prayed by the bed-side. When he was gone, Barber, the father of the family thrashed his wife in a jealous mood.

During her sickness Susan Ann Barber never murmured a complaint, and it was only when she thought she was altogether alone did she whisper the name of him who had done her so great a wrong. She once asked for her baby, and sitting up in bed, reached out her hands for it. It had never lived and had been buried months before. A few hours afterward, Susan Ann Barber was dead.

Her body was buried at the expense of the Corporation which provided a decent coffin and a hearse. The funeral was attended by some of the leading people in the village who turned out in respect to a dead woman who was only mortal like themselves.

The Barber family are still very destitute. Our reporter interviewed the old man. Barber is a little, thin, wiry man who talked quite philosophically of the affair. He said he had had a narrow escape from starvation.

March 4, 1878


MARKS - Died on the 2nd March, William Marks, of the Parish of Keith, Scotland, aged 83 years. Funeral at 3 o'clock p.m. on Monday, May 4th, from Mr. Aaron Bowden's, Canada street west. Friends and Acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PRIOR (Toronto) - The body of Mrs. Prior who was missed from her house about three months ago after a dangerous illness was discovered on the lake shore road yesterday by some boys, having been washed up from the lake. An inquest was commenced and adjourned until Tuesday.


SQUIRES (London) - A dreadful homicide occurred this after-noon in London Township, the victim being a man named Squires. He owed one Munn, a tavern keeper, $l.50, and had been often asked for the money, but failed to pay It. This afternoon the two men met at a tavern on the Proof Line road, some four miles from the city, and a quarrel ensued, ending in Munn's knocking Squires down and kicking him in the neck, from the effects of which he soon died. Munn felt very much grieved at the result and gave himself up, being brought to London jail this evening to await the result of an inquest.


ADAIR - The death is announced of John Adair, of Ingersoll, at the ripe old age of seventy-one years and eight months. Mr. Adair was one of the old residents of Ingersoll where he had, for a number of years, a large hotel business. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends.


March 5, 1878


MARKS - According to announcement, the remains of the late William Marks were interred in Burlington Cemetery Monday afternoon. Deceased was 83 years of age and a member of Barton Lodge, A .F. & A.M., and a large number of brethren joined the funeral obsequies. Mr. Marks, some two or three weeks ago, received a severe fall, breaking his hip bone, from the effects of which he died.


March 6, 1873


CORRIGAN (Ottawa) - A boy named Charles Corrigan was killed in Onslow yesterday by being thrown from a load of hay. His head struck a large tree and produced a fracture of the skull. He lived but several minutes after the accident.


NEAGLE (Guelph) - James Neagle, a farmer from Pilkington, and brother of B. Neagle, hotel keeper, on a visit to Guelph for a few days, was run over by a freight train on the Grand Trunk

Railway last evening, his head being completely severed from his body. He leaves a \vife and two daughters.


GRAHAM (Newcastle) - On Wednesday last, about eleven o'clock, two men named John Graham and William Notts started in one wagon to go home a few miles distant. These men, when sober, were known as hardworking and peaceable farmers, but when drunk, and they were drunk on this occasion, were notorious fighting men and ferocious as bulldogs. A grudge had existed between them for years. When about a mile from this place, they fell to quarrelling, and there was a row of s desperate character. One of the party, Potts, was seen shortly afterwards looking for his hat and declaring with an oath that he had given that big Graham the worst beating he ever had in his life. Four men are ready to swear to this. Graham was picked up bleeding and insensible, and carried home by his friends, only to die a day later from his injuries. A coroner's inquest was summoned, an inquest held several miles out in the country, and a verdict of "Accidental death" returned, but from what evidence, nobody seems to know as the place of holding the inquest was so distant.


March 7, 1878


SNARR - A good deal of excitement was occasioned Wednesday by the revelation of the fact that one of the guests at the Royal Hotel had been found dead in his bedroom.

Mr. George Snarr, aged about sixty or sixty-five years, came to the hotel on Friday last and engaged a room. On Saturday he left for his home in Toronto, but returned on Monday. Tuesday evening he retired to his room about half past six o'clock, since which time he had not been seen until Wednesday when one of the chambermaids, at eight o'clock, noticed the key of the bedroom, No 28 on the first flight, in the lock outside. Wishing to do up the room, she knocked and receiving no reply, entered, when to her horror she saw Mr. Snarr lying on his side on the floor with his head in a pool of blood.

The gas had not been extinguished, and evidently the bed had not been disturbed. The chambermaid communicated the fact to the fireman and others employed in the hotel, and the sad truth was revealed that Mr. Snarr was dead.

The foregoing are the facts evinced at the inquest at noon before Coroner White which was adjourned until evening. We subjoin the testimony of Mr. Vallanoe, an acquaintance of the deceased. Hugh Vallance testified that he knew the deceased since 1868; had been employed with him in the establishment of Messrs Gowan & Co for eight years; saw the deceased twice on Friday last, and on the last occasion he stated that he never felt better before in his life than he did then. The same witness testified that the deceased was an Englishman of strictly temperate habits, a pious man, and an esteemed member of the Congregational church.

The deceased was a married man and leaves a wife and four children.

No external marks of violence were visible on the body. A post mortem examination by Drs. Ridley and White was made.

Yesterday evening the inquest was resumed before Coroner White on the body of George Snarr...

The jury, after a few minutes' deliberation, brought in a verdict "That the said George Snarr came to his death from suffocation supposed to be caused by his falling on his face while in an epileptic fit".


March 8, 1878


NEWBANK (Ottawa) - An inquest was held on the body of Mrs. Newbank last evening, and a verdict of "death from excessive use of alcoholic liquor and exposure from cold" was returned. The deceased had a slight wound on her forehead, produced by a blow from her husband, but the medical evidence went to show that it in no way hastened death.


BROWN (London) - Yesterday afternoon, a sudden death occurred in the city, the victim being a young man named Brown whose parents reside in Strathroy. He had been attending the Commercial College in this city, but for some time he has been under medical treatment for an affection of the throat. Yesterday he was advised by his medical attendant to go home, and had taken a cab for the purpose of being conveyed to the depot, on the road to which he died.


WESLEY (St. Catharines) - A man named Wesley, aged 50 years, was drowned in the canal on Wednesday morning below Phelp's mill. It is supposed that he accidentally fell into the water. An inquest was held before Dr. Comfort, and a verdict of "found drowned" returned.


March 9, 1878


PAQUET - A man named Paquet was recently dismissed from one of the Upper Ottawa shanties and started to walk borne. He was out seven days without food, and on reaching a farmhouse, gorged himself to such an extent that he died in a short time afterwards. He was a resident of Gatineau Point, and leaves a widow and five children.


EVANS (Port Perry) - A man named Charles Evans was smothered in a somewhat mysterious way in a grain bin in George Currier's elevator here this afternoon. How he came there, or for what purpose he may have gone there, is not known. He was not missed until the grain stopped running from the bin in which his body was found. When the cause of the stoppage was sought for, his feet were found fast in the passages. As soon as the body could be reached, it was conveyed to his own house. The deceased was a hardworking, steady man, and leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.

March 11, 1878


COGHLAN (Ottawa) - It is said that a young man in North Onslow, named Coghlan, who had been slightly indisposed, got a prescription from a doctor of that place, but immediately after taking the first dose was seized with all the symptoms of poisoning, and in a short time died. There is some talk of exhuming the body for examination. In the meantime, the doctor has fled to parts unknown. Coghlan was making preparations for his marriage when death so untimely seized him.


TREQUIRE (Toronto) - Pierre Trequire, a convict in the Central Prison, died yesterday of typhoid fever. The coroner's jury in their verdict reiterated the recommendations of a former jury that a better system of drainage should be adopted and the city water used instead of the present supply which is believed to be polluted. It is understood that there are eleven cases of typhoid still in the hospital, but it is difficult to get any reliable information.


DENISON (Toronto) - Alderman Col. Denison died at four o'clock this afternoon from erysipelas of the head. Alderman Denison was president of the York Pioneers and the United Canadian Association. He had been identifed with the militia since 1837, and took a very active interest in everything relating to military matters. He was also a prominent Conservative and represented St. Stephen's Ward in the City Council. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at Weston.


SAMMON (Merritton) - This afternoon about three o'clock, while some workmen were preparing dynamite cartridges for blasting at Mr. John Riordan's pulp mill in this village, twelve cartridges exploded,killing instantly John Sammon, foreman of the mill, and severely wounding a man named Thomas Madill. A boy named O'Neil was also seriously injured. Sammons was a steady, industrious man, and had been in Mr. Riordan's employ for a long time. He leaves a wife and seven children.


WALL - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of the late Abraham Wall were conveyed to their last resting place 1n the new Roman Catholic burial ground near Oaklands. The funera] cortege was one of the largest which have taken place in the city for a long time, and was attended by the members of the Emerald Beneficial Association to the numher of nearly one hundred who presented a spendid appearance. There was also a large number of vehicles, and many acquaintances of the deceased attended on foot.

March 12, 1878

MCELNEE (Ottawa) - An inquest was held this morning on the body of the man McElnee, who was burned to death at Rochesterville yesterday, and a verdict of "Death from suffocation" was returned.


WHELAN (Ottawa) - A man named Matthew Whelan was crushed to death in one of Conroy's shanties on the Bonneshere on Friday. His remains arrived here yesterday.


HORTON (Kemptville) - The body of a man was found in the Rideau River at the Union bridge about three miles from here yesterday. It appears his name was Horton, that he belonged to Ogdensburg, and had been peddling through the country. An inquest was held by Coroner Leslie when a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. It is supposed that he had been in the water about two months. His friends were telegraphed to at Ogdensburg and have arrived and taken charge of the body.


LAIDLAW (Cobourg) - A brakesman on No 13 train, Grand Trunk Railway, named Robert Laidlaw, a former resident of Peterborough, while coupling cars at this station at noon to-day, wag so badly crushed that he died to-night at seven o'clock. This is said to have been his first trip. Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr. Matheson, druggist, of Toronto.


March 13, 1878


TURNBULL - Died in this city, March 11th, Jane, wife of John Turnbull of Detroit, aged 54. Funeral will leave the residence of her brother-in-law, William Turnbull, 10 Wilson street, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. for Dundas cemetery.


ATCHISON - Died at London, England, February 12th, in the 75th year of his age, Robert Atchison, father of William Atchison, grocer, of this city.


WARD (Ottawa) - Major Ward, a guest of His Excellency the Governor-General, died at Rideau Hall to-day after a brief attack of inflammation of the bowels. A short time ago, the deceased met with a severe accident while tobogganing on the vice-regal slide, fracturing his leg and receiving slight internal injuries, which it is supposed accelerated his demise. He had, however, recovered sufficiently from the accident to permit for his driving out on several occasions, on one of which he is supposed to have contracted a cold which ultimately led to inflammation. The deceased gentleman by his genial dispostion and high social attainments made many warm friends during his stay at Rideau Hall, and his death has cast a deep gloom over the vice-regal household. Out of respect to the memory of the deceased, a flag is flying at half mast from Rideau'Hall.

ALEXANDER (Brighton) - James Alexander, a farmer residing about a mile out of this village, committed suicide this morning by first cutting each arm and afterwards his throat with a razor. An inquest was held by Coroner Fife when the evidence went to show that the deceased had just finished shaving. His daughter he had sent to the barn to her mother who was there feeding a lamb.

The mother sent her in again, and when she came to the door she found blood, and went back to her mother and told her that she thought her father had done something wrong. A neighbour was called and effected an entrance through a window, when he found the deceased lying against the door in a pool of blood, and quite dead. Deceased for some years had been suffering from heart disease, and in the last few months had been quite despondent. He was 55 years of age, highly respected, industrious, and very temperate in his habits. He leaves a wife and two grown-up daughters.


LATTIMER - A terrible accident is reported from the Township of Cartwright. The wife of Mr. James Lattimer, thinking that her children were troubled with worms, gave them, as she supposed, worm powders, but it proved to be strychnine. Medical aid was immediately sent for, but before it could be had, both were dead. Both were boys, one fourteen and the other twelve. It has driven the mother nearly insane.


March 14, 1878


JOHNSON (Ottawa) - An insane man named Johnson was drowned at the Portage on the Gatineau while endeavouring to escape from his brother who was on the way to the city with him. He ran into an air-hole on the Gatineau and was drowned before assistance could be given him.


PROUDFOOT (Toronto) - The wife of vice-chancellor Proudfoot died yesterday.


HERRINGTON (London) - This morning a woman named Mrs. Herrington was found by Constable Warren of London South in a vacant lot in that municipality. The woman was in an exhausted condition, and the constable took her in charge, placed her in a buggy, and drove to the residence of Squire Peters who remanded her to jail. While the unfortunate woman was being conveyed there, she died in the buggy, it is supposed from exhaustion. Dr.Hobbs saw her a short time afterwards when he pronounced life extinct. It appears that deceased and her husband, who now lives in Petrolia, disagreed some ten years ago, that a separation took place, and since that time she has taken to drinking. On Tuesday night she was seen in the city, the worse for liquor.

It is supposed that while in this state, she had left for her home in London South, and being exhausted, had lain down and slept. As the night was cold and rain fell in torrents, and as the constitution of the woman was greatly shattered, her condition when discovered may be imagined. The body was removed to the jail.


HARRIS (Ecclesville ) - A fatal accident happened last evening to a young man named John Harris of Exeter on a visit to two of his brothers who were chopping on the farm of Messrs Pettit of the Township of West Tilbury. John was in the bush assisting his brother to fell some trees, and one, in falling, struck him on the head, killing him instantly and breaking and crushing his limbs badly. His brother was by his side at the time it was falling, but gave a spring just in time to escape John's fate.


March 16, 1878


BLACKWOOD (Halifax) - The dead body of Mrs. George Blackwood was found in the woods between Westville and Stellarton, frozen stiff. She had been missing for five days.


GOLDNEY - Died in this city, March 14th, the wife of Philip G. N. Goldney, in her 31st year. Funeral will leave the residence, 1 West avenue north, Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


BARBER - Died on the 14th instant, Albert Edwin, the second son of Alfred Barber, of Tisdale street, aged 12 years. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon.


March 18, 1878


PAPILLON (Ottawa) - Last night about eleven o'clock, a woman named Mrs. Papillon, who resides in Church street, took ill and expired before medical assistance could be summoned. At the inquest this morning, a verdict of "Death from fatty degeneration of the heart" was returned.


March 19, 1878


SHAUPP - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, at his mother's residence, corner of John and Maria streets, John Shaupp, of consumption, in his 18th year. Funeral will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Friends are requested to attend


MOTTASHED - Died in this city, on Saturday, 16th instant, of Bright's disease of the kidneys, Joseph Mottasbed, aged 52 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 84 Wilson street, this Tuesday afternoon, at half past two.

LAMOUR (Ottawa) - A man named Lamour was drowned in the Ottawa yesterday while endeavouring to take a horse over the river. His body has not yet been recovered.


STOREY (Dundas ) - A man named Thomas Storey, an old soldier and pensioner, while looking at the procession from his own door to-day, dropped dead. He had been ailing for some time.


March 20, 1878


OSBORNE - Died at 1:45 this morning, at 154 King William street, Francis Joseph Osborne, late of London Post Office Department, in the 24th year of his age. The body will be escorted to the G.W.R. station at eleven o'clock this forenoon whence it will be taken to London for interment.


MITCHELL (Ottawa) - A boy, about 8 years of age, drowned in the Ottawa River, several miles below the city yesterday afternoon. He was sliding with a sleigh on the ice and ran into an air-hole. His name was Mitchell. The body has not yet been recovered.


BOISVERT (Montreal) - An inquest is in progress upon the body of a newly born child of a woman named Margaret Boisvert, wife of A. Boisvert. It is stated that the latter ill-used his wife and child, and that death was occasioned by his violence.


WORTHINGTON (Toronto) - Annie Worthington, aged 11, was taken ill in the John Street public school this morning and died while being taken to her home by two boys.


MORRIS - Lt. Col. Morris, of the 12th York Battalion, died suddenly of apoplexy last night at his residence in Yorkville at the age of 67. He was the oldest Justice of the Peace in the County of York.


WALTON (St. Mary's) - Henry Walton, a farmer living near St. Mary's, while returning home last night by way of the Grand Trunk Railway track, was run over and killed instantly. The following verdict was rendered "That the deceased Henry Walton was killed at the eastern semaphore yesterday evening about ten o'clock by being run over by No 13 mixed train, that the deceased was in a state of intoxication, and that no blame is attached to the G.T.R. employees and officials".

March 21, 1878


BOISVERT - The verdict of the coroner's jury in the case of a child of Margaret Boisvert, born dead, was to the effect that the cause of death was not established to the satisfaction of the jury. It was alleged that death was caused from the effects of a beating the woman had received from her husband.


WARREN (Smithville) - A sad and fatal accident occurred near here yesterday whereby William Warren, an old man over 71 years of age, lost his life. He went to the woods to chop, but not returning at the usual time, search was made for him when his body was found lying near a tree which he had felled. It appears the tree he was cutting lodged and flew back, striking him on the head, breaking his skull, which no doubt caused instant death.


March 22, 1878


CAULEY (Montreal) - Mr. John J. Cauley, a young medical student from Norwich, Conn., died suddenly early this morning from epilepsy. He was in attendance at his classes yesterday in his usual health. He was about to come forward for examination for his degree, and was looked upon as the most promising candidate for the gold medal.


MCFADDEN, MOODY - William McFadden, his two sons, Mr. Moody, and a coloured man were drowned in the St. James River near Richmond on Monday night.


MCBAIN - John McBain, one of the pioneers of Elgin County, died at his residence, Lot 3, 12th concession of Yarmouth, on Monday, March 18th. Deceased, who was a native of the parish of Kilmartin, Argyllshire, Scotland, emigrated from that country in 1829, and landed at Port Stanley on the 29th of August in the same year. After living in Southwold Township for five years, he removed to the farm in North Yarmouth where he has resided ever since. Mr. McBain was in his 73rd year.


March 23, 1878


LITTLE - Died on the 10th instant, at Omagh, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Little, postmaster, aged 56 years. Deceused was a native of Cumberland, England, and came to Canada fifty-two years ago. Her end was peace.


NOTMAN - Died in Dundas, on 21st instant, George Notman, Esq., aged 77 years. Funeral on Sunday, 24th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

KNELLER - Died in Hamilton, on Friday, 22nd instant, Elizabeth Malloch, relict of the late Thomas Kneller, in her 67th year. Deceased died very suddenly, being ill but a few hours. The funeral will take place from the family residence, No 16 Pearl street north, to-morrow, Sunday, afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


WILLIAMS (Toronto) - An inquest was held yesterday on the body of Herman Williams, aged 36, from Aylmer, wbo died in Central Prison from typhoid fever. He was serving a term of twelve months for larceny, and had completed eleven months when death relieved him. Of twenty-eight cases under treatment, three have died; the remainder all are inproving. A change in the water used has been made and everything is being done to prevent another outbreak.


MARPLES (Toronto) - This afternoon the Rev. John Marples, formerly a Presbyterian but latterly a convent to spiritualism, committed suicide by taking ten grains of strychnine. He lived six hours after taking the poison, having taken it at three and died at nine. A stomach pump and every available means were used to avert death. He suffered terrible agony during his last hours. An inquest will be held to-morrow. Deceased was about fifty years of age, married, and leaves a family in destitute circumstances. The principal public act, and about his last as a minister, was to oppose B. F. Underwood, the Boston atheist in a three-day debate on the supremacy of God.


THOMPSON (London) - A little daughter of W. J. Thompson was drowned in a cistern this evening.


March 25, 1878


MARPLES (Toronto) - The inquest on the body of Rev. John Marples, who committed suicide by taking poison, was held this morning. The evidence of his wife showed that the deceased committed the rash act principally through poverty and the fear of seeing his family brought entirely to starvation. He had, since his conversion to Spiritualism, a series of troubles which led to his mind becoming a complete wreck.


BEGAN (Montreal) - Peter Began, who was scalded with boiling water by his paramour, Ann Kane, died from the effects after suffering great agony.


ARRAND (Montreal) - Rev. Jacques Victor Arrand, chaplain of the Grey Nunnery, died suddenly last night from an attack of apoplexy. He was nearly 73 years old. He was a native of France, and came here in 1838. He was Procurer of the diocese and u member of St. Suplice Seminary. The Bon Pasteur reformatory, under the Sisters of Mercy, was founded by deceased.

HANNING - Died in this city, at No 15 Murray street went, on Friday, 22nd instant, Robert Panning, G.W.R., aged 65 years and 3!months, father-in-law of G. C. Polden. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Monday, 25th instant. Friends will please attend without further notice.


ELLIOT - Died at 29 Victoria Avenue north, on Sabbath morning, Adam John, youngest son of James and Alice Elliot, aged 6 months and 9 days. Funeral to-day at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


FREED - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, John Freed, market gardener, in the 66th year of his age. The funeral will leave his late residence, corner of King and Wentworth streets, at 3 p.m. to-morrow, Tuesday. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

It is with no ordinary feeling of regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. John Freed, market gardener, which occurred at his residence, Wentworth street, south of King, at a few minutes past four o'clock on Saturday afternoon.

From what a reporter of the "Spectator" could learn, the deceased gentleman had been ailing for some time past, the complaint being an affection of the lungs, but nothing severe was apprehended until two weeks ago to-day wben he was unable to leave his room. Dr. Mullen was sent for, and was in attendance upon Mr. Freed until the time of his death. On Friday last, a change for the worse took place. On Saturday he continued to sink rapidly, and thinking he would get his breath better while sitting in a chair, he was removed thereto and soon afterwards died. He was affected with pleurisy and inflammation of the lungs.

Mr. Freed was a native of East Sutton, Kent, England, and at the time of his demise was 65 years, 2 months, and 10 days old. In the year 1842, he emigrated from the old country and settled in Onondaga, New York state, where he remained only fifteen months, preferring to live in the British Dominions. Coming to Hamilton, he was not long in securing a field for his industry, and since 1843 has carried on the market gardening, being, we think, fully twenty-eight years in that avocation in the east end.

Deceased has been a highly respected member of the Horticultural Association since its establishment, and last year we believe was placed on the honourary list. In this sphere he will be greatly missed, while those of his friends and acquuistances throughout the city, and province generally, will mourn the taking off of a most straightforward, conscientious, and upright man, generous to a fault, and always willing to promote the welfare of his fellowmen.

Mr. Freed was a member of the Church of the Ascension, and since its erection has had a pew

therein. When in health, he was never absent, and the death of the recent pastor seemed to affect him in an extraordinary degree, as the late Rev. Mr. Hebden and he were much attached. There were not many days between their respective deaths.

Deceased leaves a wife, well up in years, and five grownup children, three sons and two daughters, to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind father.

The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon next.


March 26, 1878


SIMONS - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, aged 5 months and 25 days, William, son of Oliver and Sarah Jane Simons. Funeral will leave the residence of Mr. Oliver Simons, 65 Chisholm street north, Tuesday, the 26th, at 2 o'clock p.m.


MCCLENAHAN - Died on Monday, the 18th instant, at his father's residence, O.S., Nelson, after a tedious illness, Robert E. McClenahan, a native of the County Antrim, Ireland aged 24.


March 27, 1878


MCCHARLES - Died at 318 Spadina avenue, Toronto, on the 23rd instant, the beloved wife of A. McCharles. Also on the 23rd, infant son.


ROBERTSON - Died in St. Catharines, on the 25th instant, Maggie, wife of Mr. Alexander Robertson, aged 23 years, and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend the funeral on Thursday, 28th instant at 2 o'clock p.m. from the family residence, Mary street, to the St. Catharines cemetery.


THORN (Ottawa) - Yesterday afternoon a man named Thorn while attempting to cross a lake in the Township of Hull broke through the ice and was drowned. Two of his sons in endeavouring to save him had a narrow escape.


DEGAN (Montreal) - The inquest upon Peter Degan, who was scalded to death by his paramour, Ann Kane, was opened to-day. The deceased's wife was examined and evidence showed that all of the parties in the house, herself included, had been drinking when deceased met his death. The following is her evidence. The woman, Kane, and my husband had a dispute about money. At this time I was present. Ann Kane took up the tea kettle, and in so doing knocked off two lengths of pipe. She hit my husband with the kettle containing the boiling water.

My husband fell on the floor near the stove on his face and hands, and said "I am scalded; I am scalded". I cannot say it was while he was on the floor that she poured the boiling water over him. I heard my husband say to the doctor later in the evening "She scalded me". This was when he was in bed in the evening.


ROLPH (Toronto) - A little boy, between four and five years old, son of J. T. Rolph, engraver, while playing this afternoon between a pile of lumber and a pile of bricks in front of a building on Simcoe street, was crushed to death by some of the lumber falling on him. How it became displaced is not known as the sad accident was not discovered until after the child had been dead some time.


STEELE (Ganunoque) - A boy, about sixteen years old, named Steele, in the employ of John Herbison, a farmer living about three miles out of this place, hung himself this morning. A coroner's inquest is being held.


WARREN (Muirkirk) - A most terrible accident happened this morning about seven o'clock at this station. Mr. Edward Warren, of Bismarck, and Archibald McPhail, a farmer near Muirkirk, attempted to drive across the treck with a team ahead of No 7 morning express west. The train ran into them, throwing Mr. Warren about sixty feet, crushing his skull and breaking several limbs. He was killed instantly. Archibald McPhail was thrown into a culvert and his head cut open in three places and breaking his right arm. It is feared he is fatally injured. Both horses were killed, being thrown almost seventy feet. Dr. Smith, Coroner, of Ridgetown, was immediately notified and an inquest held on the body of Mr. Warren. A unanimous verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, no blame being attached to any of the railway employees. Deceased was 45 years of age, and leaves wife and four children to mourn his sad fate. This sad affair has cast a gloom over the whole community.


COOKSHANKS - (Tara) To-day a man named James Cookshanks of the Township of Arran was helping to build a log stable. When the building was about eight or nine logs high, and while the men were pulling up another log, the one he was standing on rolled and fell off the building, the log falling on him and killing him instantly. He was a middle-aged man and leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.


March 28, 1878


WHETLING (Brussels) - A very melancholy case of sudden death from poisoning occurred here this afternoon. Four children of Mrs. Whetling, while out playing on the roadside, ate of wild parsnips. Two of them, aged respectively 7 and 11 years, died very soon after. The other two will likely recover, but are in a very precarious state.

March 29, 1878


ROSS - Died this morning at 4 o'clock, Eva Alexander Margerette, the eldest daughter of R. M. and Sarah Ross, aged 14 years. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 74 Wellington street north, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


KYLE (Montreal) - This morning a workman named Thomas Kyle, employed by J. Worthington, contractor, while working at an excavation on the canal works, was crushed to death by a quantity of earth falling on him.


March 30, 1878


CANNON - Friday forenoon, an awfully sudden death occurred in Mr. Eli Rymal's Temperance Hotel on the wood market. A young man, aged twenty-eight, named Frederick Cannon, who has been boarding at the house for some seven weeks, dropped dead while sawing a cordwood stick.

A reporter of the "Specatator" called upon Mrs. Rymal (we believe the husband is not at home) and she stated that Cannon for some time past had been complaining of a cold. At six o'clock this morning, she rapped on his door and asked if he felt better. He said he thought he did but would lie in bed a while as he had no dispostion for breakfast.

At nine o'clock he arose and refused to eat, saying that dinner time would be soon enough. Seeing Mrs. Rymal splitting wood, he rapped at the window and called, "Maggie, I will saw some wood for you if you wish." Subsequently, Mrs. Rymal went into the house and he asked her if she was not out of sawed wood. She replied that she had a few pieces left, and assured him there was no hurry. He then made his toilet, and by way of exercise, he went into the yard and commenced to saw. After finishing the second stick, Mr. Rymal's little girl went into the yard, and hearing some person moaning, remarked the fact to her mother who went to the window and saw Cannon lying on the ground. He died immediately after being brought into the house.

Dr. Rosebrugh was notified and Constable Williams summoned a jury of inquest which assembled at Rymals’ at four o'clock.

The deceased was an Englishman and had represented to the Rymals that his people were well-to-do in the old country. He was a man of good education and appeared twice or three times on the boards in Mechanics' Hall as an assistant to the Lindley family. He last winter was living with Mr. Smith, Mrs. Rymal's brother, of Ancaster.

At the inquest very few additional facts were elicited. The deceased had stated to Mrs. Rymal that he expected some money out from his mother in the old country. He had received a letter on Tuesday last in which, he said, it had been stated that $3600 was about to be sent to him.

The amount was to arrive the latter part of the present or the first of the incoming week. Mrs. Rymal said that the deceased had given her a ring as a keepsake, and this was the only property belonging to him which she had in her possession.

The parties who had carried the body into the house were examined and the evidence of the constable who had searched him after death taken, after which the coroner adjourned the inquest until next Monday. In the meantime, a post mortem examination will be performed.


April 1, 1878


BELL - Died at .No 8 Park street south, on the evening of the 29th ultimo, of pneumonia, John Bell, A.M., M.H., of Montreal, in the 33rd year of his age. The remains were taken this afternoon to Montreal for interment.


JAMES Mrs. Henry James, of Montague, la nark County, while crossing to a neighbour's with a tin pail, slipped and fell on the pail, sustaining injuries which have resulted fatally.


BEAUDIENA (Ottawa) - A woman named Beaudiena died suddenly from heart disease while talking to two nuns in St. Ann's achoolhouse. An inquest was held and a verdict of "Death from heart disease" returned.


LEPINE (Montreal) - James Lepine, a labourer on the Lachine canal, died yesterday on the works, from apoplexy.


MCSHANE (Montreal) - Mrs. James McShane, Sr., step-mother of Alderman McShane, died suddenly last night from paralysis.


SQUIRES - At Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, three sons of Mr. Squires, were crossing the ice when one broke through. In attempting to save him, his older brother also fell in and both were drowned.


April 2, 1878


MCKICHAN - Died at 53 West avenue north, on Saturday, the 30th ultimo, Donald McKichan, in his 38th year. Funeral at 3 p.m. Tuesday, 2nd April. Friends and acquaintances will pleast attend without further notice.

The many citizens who were acquainted with Donald McKichan, the little man, will be sorry to learn that he died on Saturday last after a short illness. He was born in the year, 1840, in Glasgow, and came to Hamilton in 1857. For many years he was a welcome and frequent visitor

at the stores and residences of the people of Hamilton, and his photographs are to be found in very many homes.


BROWN - Died in this city, on the 1st of April, John K. Brown, a native of Leitholm, Berwickshire, Scotland, in the 70th year of his age. The funeral will leave the residence of his stepson, Mr. James Anderson, No 69 Vine street, at J o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation to attend.


CHEYNE - On the 1st of April, at his residence, Saltfleet, Rev. George Cheyne, aged 76. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 16 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


BELLFULLLE, LADROUTE - A Pembroke special says: The stage driver and others by this evening stage from up the river, report that Theophile D. Bellfuille, Reeve of Petawawa and his uncle, one Ladroute were drowned to-day on the Petawawa River, about five miles from its mouth.


GREXTON (Wyebridge) - On Saturday while Olive, daughter of Ira Grexton, aged 14 years, was alone in the woods making sugar, her clothes caught fire. Her screams brough assistance but not until her clothes were burnt off and her body literally roasted. She lived about five hours, and was conscious up to the time of her death.


MCMATH - A daughter of Mr. Charles McMath of Wingham died last week from the effects of internal injuries received three months ago by a little companion falling upon her as they were coming home from school.


ROWSWELL - The body of the late Miss Julia Rowswell, of Durham, who so mysteriously disappeared from Guelph, ten days ago, was found in the River Speed yesterday by two young men while out boating.


CANNON - At 4:30 yesterday, the inquest on the body of Frederick Cannon was resumed at Rymal's Temperance Hotel on the wood market square before Coroner Rosebrugh.

Philip Goddard, residing at 54 Queen street west, Toronto, was examined. He testified: Knew the deceased in London, England, nine years ago. He was then a clerk in Jeremiah Rotherham's dry goods store. His mother lived at Bath. He had a brother in the same store, who, I believe, is still there. Next saw him in my house in Toronto, some six years ago. He remained in and about Toronto about three weeks. After he left that city, I lost track of him and have not known anything about him personally since. About a month after his arrival in Canada, I received a note from his mother with a letter enclosed for him, requesting me to deliver the letter to him, but I never had an opportunity to do so. I saw an account of his death in the newspaper and came up to

get the particulars about him. I did not see the body, but from the particulars I am convinced that it was the same Frederick Cannon , who is now deceased, that I knew in England and in Toronto.

Drs. Malloch and Macdonald, who had made a post mortem examination, handed in a lengthy written statement which may be summarized as follows: That the kidneys showed evidence of old chronic disease which they thought led to disease of the heart, acute inflammation; that in this condition he went to the violent exercise of sawing wood, and that he then fell down in a fit which caused his death.

The verdict was that he came to his death from natural causes.


JACKSON - Last evening the adjourned post mortem examination on the body of the late Mrs. Sarah Jackson, who was suffocated by smoke, caused by fire in the bedroom of her dwellinghouse, No 46 Cherry street, took place at the Rob Roy Hotel, corner of John and Hunter streets, before Coroner White.

The evidence of James Jackson, the son of the deceased, the chief points being his discovery of the fire upstairs and his exertions outside to extinguish it.

The evidence of Mrs. Jackson showed that she rushed upstairs, opened the windows, and did her utmost to save her mother-in-law, but the dense smoke had done its work.

Peter Reid and Michael Foresthal also gave evidence with respect to the assistance they had rendered in putting out the fire.

Dr. Leslie testified that he had made a post mortem of the body from which it appeared that the body was in a very emaciated condition, but that there were no external marks of violence on it. From the examination and the evidence adduced, the doctor was of the opinion that the immediate cause of death was suffocation.

The jury, after due consideration, returned the following verdict: That Sarah Jackson came to her death from suffocation by smoke arising from a fire that originated in her room, by what means is unknown, and condemn the conduct of her son as most reprehensible in not using greater efforts in trying to save her.


BROWN - The relatives of Mr. John K. Brown, aged 70 years, residing with his stepson at Nb 69 Vine street, were shocked yesterday by the discovery that he had passed away from this life without anyone being aware of the occurrence until the corpse was found in his bedroom.

Deceased retired to bed about 10 o'clock on Sunday night in what was considered more that ordinary health and spirits. Mr. Anderson arose and partook of breakfast at 7 o'clock and heard before leaving the house deceased cough once or twice, but thought nothing unusual in this. At 8 o'clock Mrs. Anderson went into the bedroom to call deceased for breakfast when what was her

horror to find that he was lifeless.

Mr. Brown was a native of Leitholm, Berwickshire, Scotland, and was much respected by all who knew him.

A coroner was informed of the event, but under the circumstances did not consider an inquest necessary, it being apparent that Mr. Brown had died of an affection of the heart of which he sometimes complained. The funeral will take place on Wednesday.


April 3, 1878


DALY (Stratford) - Lt. Col. J. C. W. Daly, the most prominent and eldest inhabitant of the Huron Tract, fell on his doorstep on Friday evening last and died from the effects of the fall to-night at 9:50 at his residence, Willow Brae, aged 82 years.


SMITH - A young man, named Stuart Smith, died in the Montreal General Hospital yesterday from blood poisoning. The poison was absorbed from a blue stocking through an incision in his foot.


April 4, 1878


STEWART (Cookstown) - An old resident of this place, Ann Stewart, a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland, and relict of the late A. Stewart of this village, died on the 30th ultimo, aged 103 years. She leaves 83 grand- and greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


OTTAWAY - Mr. C. J. Ottaway, the well-known English cricketer, died yesterday in London, England. He was one of the eleven who played in Hamilton some years ago. He married Miss Stinson, of this city, daughter of John Stinson, and niece of the late Henry Stinson.


April 5, 1878


LEONARD - The wife of Mr. Frank Leonard, son of the Hon Mr. Leonard, of London, died Thursday forenoon. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mr. J. M. Williams, M.P.P., of this city.


MARTIN - Died Richard Martin, Esq., Sheriff of the County of Haidlmand, 4th April, 1878, aged 81 years.

Colonel Richard Martin, Sheriff of the County of Haldimand, a gentleman well-known and highly respected throughout the western part of Ontario, is dead. He breathed his last on

Wednesday evening in the bosom of his family, being long past the allotted age of man. He was the oldest son of the celebrated 'Humanity Dick Martin' of Ballynahinch Island, Ireland, who brought the famous bill into the English House of Commons for the prevention of cruelty to animals. He emigrated to this country about the year 1836, and what he has done since to forward the interests of the country will be a lasting monument of his ability and kindness of heart. He had five sons, three of whom are lawyers - two prominent lawyers of this city, Mr. Richard Martin Q.C., and Mr. Edward Martin, Q.C. One of his sons is Deputy Sheriff of Haldimand and another is a prominent and successful farmer. There are a very great many who will hear of his death with deep regret and will remember that the leaves are fast falling from the parent tree which was planted in our beautiful country so many years ago.


April 6, 1878


RYAN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Mrs. Catharine Ryan, a native of Queen's County, Ireland, aged 6l years. Funeral took place yesterday afternoon.


NICHOL - Died in this city, of inflammation of the lungs, Robert Kerr Addison Nichol, Esq., barrister, aged 57 years, son of the late Lt. Col. Robert Nichol. The funeral will leave his late residence, 90 Catherine street south, Sunday, the 7th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


JOHNSON (Toronto) - Mrs. Mary Johnson died at her residence, Don Mount, yesterday at the age of 102. She came from Ireland to this country forty years ago. She remembered the rebellion of '98, and could recite incidents of it. She was in possession of all her faculties and was active up to the time of her death.


BRODIE (Drumbo) - A sad accident occurred here this morning by which a brakesman named Philip Brodie met his death. On a special freight train going east, deceased was on top of the cars and was struck by one of the overhead bridges near here. He fell between the cars and was horribly mangled.


CRAIG (Cornwall) - A young man named Dick Craig, son of Robert Craig, tanner, of this town, was found dead in his father's tannery this evening with a gun by his side. An ugly wound in his abdomen caused by the discharge of the gun is supposed to have caused the death.


April 8, 1878


ANDERSON - Died yesterday morning, the 7th instant, at his father's residence, 134 Rebecca street, Thomas Alexander, youngest son of James Anderson, aged five years and three months.

Funeral will leave the above residence on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.


CADORET - A woman named Cadoret died suddenly at St. Nicholas of congestion of the lungs.


LESSARD - Widow Lessard was found dead in bed yesterday at her son-in-law's residence at Beauport, aged 68.


DORNAN (Wingham) James Dornan of this place died yesterday morning while under the influence of chloroform administered by a medical man for the purpose of performing an operation on his hand. A coroner's inquest was held immediately afterwards, and a verdict rendered exonerating the doctor and all in attendance.


FREEMAN (Halifax) - At Sable River. Lothrop Freeman was under his mill clearing away some slabs when the pile gave way suddenly and he was carried down the stream and drowned. His two sons lost their lives in trying to save him.


CORRY (St. Catharines) - A melancholy case of suicide was discovered this morning between eight & nine o'clock in an outhouse on the premises of James Lamb, Esq. Between the hours named, Mr. Lamb went to the outhouse in the yard and there discovered the body of his grandson, George Corry, hanging by the neck, cold and stiff. Coroner Comfort was at once notified, and on arriving, cut the body down and brought it into the house. It seems the young man was working in the garden last evening, and did not come into the house, Although the fact was noticed, no particular attention was paid to it until this morning when Mr. Lamb was horrified to find the body as above stated. The deed must have been committed last night, for the body was cold and stiff when found.

He had fastened a rope to the rafters of the outhouse and attached the other end of it to a handkerchief placed around his neck. He then swung himself off the seat on which he made these preparations and succeeded in putting an end to his life. His toes barely touched the floor. No cause can at present be assigned for the rash act. He was but 16 years of age and was studying law at the office of Messrs McCarthy and Hamilton in this city. He was very quiet and unobtrusive in his manner. An inquest was held in the afternoon and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts.


LOSSEE (Toronto) - At the Inquest on the body of Charlton Lossee, the printer who committed suicide yesterday, a verdict was returned that death resulted from an overdose of laudanum taken while deceased was of unsound mind. The body will be taken to Lindsay to-morrow for interment, from which place the deceased's brother arrived in town last night.

April 9, 1878


HARVEY - Died on the 7th instant, Margaret Ellen, infant daughter of Joseph and Margaret Harvey, aged 17 months. Funeral will leave 350 James Street north, on Tuesday, the 9th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please attend.


HORTON - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 7th April, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Joseph Horton, formerly of Staffordshire, England, aged 38 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 95 King William street, on Tuesday next, at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.


BROWN - Died in this city, on 7th April, Mrs. Mary Brown, aged 79 years. Funeral will leave the residence of Mr. T. H. Baine, her son-in-law, corner of Cherry and O'Reilly streets, on Tuesday next, 9th instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


BENARD (Montreal) - Felix Benard, a painter by trade, while in the act of dressing himself to go out, fell down and expired from heart disease.


CORMIER (Montreal) - Isabella Cormier, a labourer's wife, died after giving birth to a child, and her death is said to have been occasioned by the ill usage of her husband.


April 11, 1878


MCCONNELL (Montreal) - The coroner's jury in the case of Mrs. McConnell, returned a verdict that deceased came to her death by weakness after childbirth. The evidence against her husband was not conclusive as to his bad treatment.


DUFF - A rumour reached the city last night to the effect that a young man by the name of Charles Duff had shot himself, probably fatally. The unfortunate youth is about 19 years of age and is a grandson of Mr. John Bamberger. Disappointment in love is assigned as the reason of the rash act. The wound was inflicted with a shotgun, the right arm being blown off. No hopes are entertained of his recovery.


April 12, 1878


ETHERINGTON - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Maggie, beloved wife of Walter Etherington, aged 25, and daughter of John McDonald. Funeral will leave her late residence, 167 Mary street, to-morrow, 12th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.

COPELAND It is reported here that a young man named Copeland, residing in Grimsby township, while engaged in fixing the surcingle of a saddle the other day, was kicked by the horse and received such injuries that death resulted in a short time.


April 13, 1878


YOUNG (Montreal) Hon. John Young died at five o'clock this evening after a short illness.


SCOFIELD (Galt) - On Thursday a large number of the members of the Grand River Court, A.O.F., went from Galt to Woodstock to take part in the funeral obsequies of Mr. Thomas Scofield who died in that town on Tuesday aged 22 years. Mr. Scofield had resided in Galt for some time, being employed in the foundry of Messrs Goldie and McCulloch, and left for home a short time ago when he felt his end drawing near, that fell destroyer, consumption, having set his mark upon the young man. Mr. Scofield's family, it appears, is singularly afflicted with this disease, he being the fifth victim, if I remember right. He was a brother of Miss Frances Scofield. the young lady who lost her life in such a tragic way at Niagara Falls some months ago, being swept over tbe cataract through an accident, or through her own determination. The loss of his sister who was younger than he, no doubt hastened the young man's end. He was the first member of Grand River Court that has died since the establishment of the lodge.


April 15, 1878


MCALISTER - The body of a man whose underclothing was marked J. B. McAlister has been found on the shore at Boucherville.


YOUNG (Toronto) - Henry Young, a citizen of Toledo, Ohio, died suddenly in this city yesterday from an affection of the heart brought on by excessive drinking. Young was once in good circumstances, but now leaves a family destitute.


HYMAN (London) - The funeral of the late E. W. Hyman will take place on Monday with Masonic honours. Arrangements have been made with the railway authorities to allow Masons from neighbouring towns to come and return at one fare.


FLEED - Mrs. Catherine Fleed died at Ecum Secum, east Halifax, recently, aged 109 years.


April 16, 1878


JARVIS (Cornwall) - Judge Jarvis died very suddenly this afternoon.

RYLETT - In the Township of Grimsby, Monday morning, Mr. Rylett, aged about 70 years, was in his usual health and took his breakfast and went to a neighbour's after some hay. He sent the team ahead, telling his son he would cross the fields, but had not got over a quarter of a mile towards home when he fell dead on the road. The old gentleman was much respected and his sudden death is much felt by his many friends.


LEVASSEUR (Rimouski) - A young man named Octave Levasseur was drowned this morning in attempting to cross the ice going to Barnaby Island to gather cockles. His companions did their best to save him, but owing to the strong current he was swept under the ice. The body has not yet been recovered.


April 17, 1878


LILLY (Toronto) - A little twelve-year-old boy, son of Thomas Lilly, gardener, Dundas street, was killed last night by falling off a shed on which he was fixing his birdhouse. The coroner did not hold an inquest. The poor lad's back was broken.


ROGERS (Toronto) - W. J. Rogers, brakesman, on the G.T.R., while coupling cars at Scarborough to-day, had his leg badly crushed. He was brought to this city and taken to the hospital. Amputation was thought necessary, and during the operation he died.


April 19, 1878


MCKAY - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Sarah Esther, only daughter of Alexander McKay, aged 4 years and 9 months. Funeral from Viotoria Hotel, at 3 p.m., on Friday, 19th. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


CULHANE - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, James William, infant son of P. J. and Maria Culhane, aged 5 months. Funeral Saturday, 20th, from No 7 Hunter street, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


LANGLOIS - A young man named Langlois, while catching driftwood on the Gatineau last night, fell out of his boat and was drowned. The body has not yet been recovered.


BABENIAS - A sailor named Alexander Babenias died suddenly at Halifax yesterday morning.


April 20, 1878


FORAN - (Quebec) David Foran, aged six years, son of W. Foran, Champlain street, fell over Hean's wharf on which he was playing last night, and was drowned.

JOBIN - Louis Jobin, aged five years, died at St. Augustus County, Port Neuf, on Wednesday from the result of falling into scalding water.


LARKIN, RATHIER (Ottawa) - This afternoon while two boys named Larkin and Rathier were out fishing above the Little Chaudiere, their boat capsized and both of them were drowned. Their bodies have not yet been recovered.


April 22, 1878


TALLIERES - Mrs. Jane Tallieres, widow of the late Chief Justice Tallieres, died at Three Rivers to-day.


WISMER - On Thursday last, Mr. Henry Wismer, after clearing up his yard at Jordan Station, set fire to the rubbish. One of his children, a little boy three years old, ventured too near and his clothes caught fire. Before he could be released, he was so badly burned that death ensued in a short time.


WHITTY, ARMSTRONG (Toronto) - James Whitty, aged 12 years, and William Armstrong, aged 14 years, were drowned this afternoon while playing on some logs at the foot of Berkeley street. Whitty fell in first, and Armstrong was trying to save when he lost his balance and disappeared.


April 23, 1878


JOY (Chippawa) - Robert Joy, an old army pensioner who had been sexton of Trinity Church here for a number of years, committed suicide early yesterday morning by throwing himself from the bridge, into the Welland River. His body was recovered.


JAMIESON - A boy named Jamieson was drowned in the Ottawa River below the city yesterday afternoon. He went in bathing and took cramps. Three comrades attempted to save him but were unsuccessful.


GLASS (St John, N.B.) - While Nicholas Glass of Manners Summers, York County, was engaged the other day driving a boar pig into his pen, he was turned upon by the ferocious animal which bit him on the inside of the thigh, inflicting a wound, from which he died in a few minutes.


BRADT - As time passes, we occasionally see chronicled the departure of men of rank and piety,

but none are so prominently noticed or so deeply mourned as they who won honours in the turbulent days of 1812. These noble men, many of whom have lived to a good old age, are scattered over the country. Every year their ranks are thinning, and now they stand few and far between. On Monday, April 15th, 1878, Albert Bradt, a veteran hero and a pensioner of 1812, was released from the infirmities of this life and taken to the spirit world. He was born in the state of New York, April 17th, 1791. He came with his father to Canada when but three years old and settled in St. Catharines. At the outbreak of the war, he volunteered, and for a time was stationed at Niagara in connection with the artillery, opposite the American battery. Here he was placed in positions of imminent danger, several times narrowly escaping death. In 1813, he was taken prisoner at St. Catharines and carried to Greenbush, N.Y., where he was placed in confinement. His uncle, who still resided there, sought an interview and obtained his release on condition that he should not leave the state.

Peace being effected, he was set at liberty and returned to Canada to the great joy of his friends who had mourned him as dead. At the close of the war, the government having allowed each of the volunteers 200 acres of land for his services, his lay on the River Thames, but not liking the location, he traded it for a farm near Louisville, in the Township of Nelson, on which he settled and where he lived till his demise. He was of German descent and possessed a genial disposition and cheerful nature. Although in his 87th year, he retained his senses to the last, and it was the delight of his grandchildren and others to hear him relate the exciting incidents of his early life. He was a true patriot. He loved British law and always regarded it an honour to fight for British rights and British liberty. He was a good neighbour, a true friend, a tender parent, and a humble Christian. Being long known and highly respected, a large number of friends and relatives attended his funeral to pay their last respects to his honoured memory. He was interred in a burying ground on his own place on the 17th of April, 1878, which, if he had lived, would have been his 87th birthday.


April 24, 1878


WILLIAMSON - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Fred H., son of Rev. J. S. and Ada Williamson. The funeral will leave 82 John street north, on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m.


BLAKE (Montreal) - John Blake, a labourer on the canal works, met his death by the arm of a derrick breaking and falling upon him, crushing his head and killing him instantly. He came here from the United States.


MILLARD (Bismarck) - A sad accident occurred at Dutton last night about six o'clock, resulting

in the death of a brakesman named Henry Millard, by falling between the cars when approaching the station, receiving injuries that proved fatal. Last night about 12:35 the injured man was brought here by train. Drs. Brock and Ruthson were summoned when the right arm was found to be shattered badly, and amputation of the shoulder was considered necessary, but from loss of blood and internal injuries he rapidly sank before the operation could be performed.


GRAHAM (Montreal) - Joseph Graham, proprietor of the steam mills at Brookfield, Colchester County, was killed last night at his mills. He was alone at the time and nothing was known of the accident until his body, mangled and torn, was found in the machinery, a short time after.


EVERELL (Kingston) - Coroner Shaw will hold an inquest on the body of a man named Everell who died suddenly, it is said, from an overdose of Morphine.


WAMTY (Toronto) - This afternoon, Edward John Wamty, two years and a half old, son of a bricklayer residing on St. Patrick street, was missed by his mother for e few minutes, and when the poor woman went to look for the child, she found its dead body floating in the cistern. The jury at the inquest returned a verdict of 'accidentally drowned', and recommend that all house cisterns be at least two feet and a half high.


April 25, 1878


CORKNEY (Beaverton) - A young man in the prime of life named George Corkney, living in the 7th concession, Thorah, was struck down by lightning this afternoon. Death was instantaneous. Another young man near him was rendered senseless but recovered.


FISK (Guelph) - Robert Fisk, brother of John Fisk, a farmer in the Paisley Block, Guelph Township, got his foot caught between two scantlings over a cattle guard near the Great Western station here last night, and being unable to extricate himself on time, was struck by an engine, receiving injuries from which he died in a few minutes.


DELCAYIO (Ottawa) - Mrs. Delcayio, the woman who was so severely burned while boiling gum for the children at her house at Prince Settlement, Buckingham Township, has since died. She suffered severely during the five or six weeks from the time of the accident till death came to her release.


April 26, 1878


MCPHERSON - Died at Grieff, Puslinch, on the 17th April, after a severe and painful illness which she bore with patience and Christian fortitude, Mary, wife of Duncan McPherson, aged 77 years, a native of Inverness-shire, Scotland.

MCCABE - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, at Burling-ton street, Barton, James Arthur, infant son of Thomas McCabe. Funeral will leave his father's residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


MCLAREN (Belleville) - Donald McLaren, residing in the 5th concession of Sydney, walked in from the field where he was working, and while speaking, suddenly fell over and died in a few minutes.


BEAVER - At six o'clock Thursday morning, a most pitiful and horrible accident occurred on the shores of Burlington Bay near the ship-yards. It was an accident of such a nature as to send a thrill of horror through the whole district, when it was known that it had happened to one who was young and universally beloved. He, Charles Beaver, and a friend named John Wakeham went out that morning at five o'clock to shoot ducks. They took a boat from the shipyards and after being out about an hour, made their way back towards the place of starting. As they neared the landing place, Beaver leaned out of the boat to check its speed and to better guide it to the spot where he wished it to rest. In doing so, he displaced the gun which was heavily loaded with powder and duck shot. Reaching the dock, he endeavoured to spring ashore, and in doing so caught his foot in the trigger. In another second the explosion took place and Charles Beaver fell forward on his face, shot through the head.

The whole charge had entered his head above the left eye and temple. Wakeham instantly rushed for help, and got his (Wakeham's) mother who was the first to touch the wounded youth and staunch the flow of blood. A wagon was got and the boy taken home to his horror-stricken family whose grief can better be imagined that described. Drs. Thomas and James White were called in. They did everything possible for the lad, but pronounced his wounds fatal. He never spoke from the time he was hurt. Charles Beaver was known to be a religiously disposed young man, a regular attendant at church, and one who was liked by everybody. He lived with his parents at No 40 McAuley street. At every door in that district, as our reporter passed through it, people were standing anxiously and with sympathizing faces, enquiring after the boy.

The sufferer died in the afternoon at three o'clock.

Last evening at 8 o'clock the inquest on the remains was held at Beatty's Hotel on James street north before coroner White. No further facts were elicited save that the gun was fired by the trigger catching on the seat of the boat as deceased sprang ashore, and not by his stepdng upon it. Mr. James White was called who stated he believed that deceased had come to his death from the effects of a gun-shot wound in his head. The jury, after a very short deliberation, brought in a verdict of "accidental death".

April 27, 1878


Kappele Died at Hamilton, on Thursday, April 25th, Charles Henry, second son of Daniel and Maria Kappele, aged 17 years, ten months, and 14 days. Funeral from his father's residence No 54 West avenue north, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please attend.


Curran (Ottawa) A woman named Isabel Curran, employed in Charles Sparrow's grocery store, was found dead in her room at noon to-day. She was subject to epileptic fits, but had not been complaining of late. An inquest will be held this afternoon.


April 29. 1878            


MASON - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Eliza Elenor, the beloved wife of Joseph Mason, in her 45th year. Funeral will leave her late residence, 86 James street north, on Monday, the 29th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


SCHOOLEY - Died at Mount Albion, Saltfleet, Robert Schooley, stone mason, of Scotland, and for many years resident in or near Hamilton, aged 78 years, after a very short illness.


SHEA (Toronto) - Michael Shea, aged 20, attended a performance at Albert Hall last night of the Grattan Club. He was intoxicated, and his friends advised him to go home. Instead of doing so, he lay down under a stairway where he was found by a policeman and taken to the police station and placed in the cells. On the constable on duty going to see him in the morning, he found him dead. An inquest will be held this afternoon.


MCNEIL (Ottawa) - An old man named McNeil died in Buckingham yesterday. He was about 80 years of age, and confessed to having murdered three persons on the Upper Ottawa for which he had never been suspected. He made the confession about three minutes before he expired, but those present could not catch the names. His life had been a most eventful one in its way. It seems that in early life he took to the sea, and while on board a merchantman, killed one of his fellow sailors by hurling him down the hatchway. He was condemned to death, but escaped and turned up in Canada. At Portage Dufort on the Ottawa, he killed one John D. Smith a number of years ago, in a row, was condemned to a term in the penitentiary, and on regaining his freedom he stole a yoke of oxen for which offence he was sent back to penitentiary for two more years. It was after this that he committed the murders.


FOREST, STEPHENSON, GRIEVES (Cobourg) The funeral of young Forest, the only one of the firemen who was killed at the late fire, took place at eleven o'clock to-day.

Besides the town fire companies, the following bodies formed a part of the funeral procession: a deputation from the Fire Brigade of Rochester, N.Y. who brought over three very handsome memorial wreaths; a deputation from the Belleville and Port Hope fireman; the mayor and town council; students of Victoria College; Orange Young Britons; and a large number of citizens of the town. The procession was headed by the 40th Battalion brass band. All places of business were closed during the funeral.

In the afternoon, the firemen and quite a number of citizens went up to Port Hope by special train to attend the funeral of George Stephenson who was to be buried there.

Young Grieves, who was so badly injured, is still aiive, but it is almost impossible for him to recover, his skull being broken in two places as that the brain visible, and the thighbone broken in two places.


MCLENNAN (Cornwall) - A man named Donald H. McLennan committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell in the jail here during last night. The deceased, who belonged to a respectable Glengarry family, was confined on account of insanity, and was in daily expectation of removal to an asylum, which pressed upon his mind and induced him to the commission of the act.


LEASK - Waterman Leask, aged 66, dropped dead at Yarmouth, N.S., on Saturday.


PORTER - James Porter, of Barton, Digby County, N.S., committed suicide on Friday by shooting himself. He discharged three chambers of his revolver before killing himself.


JOHNSTON - A boy named George Johnston was drowned in the Gatineau yesterday while running on saw logs. He fell through and went under before he could be rescued.


MCDONALD (Kingston) - This afternoon, an old man named McDonald was killed by a runaway horse near the barracks.


O'BRIEN (Toronto) - William O'Brien, a shoemaker, aged 70 years, addicted to drink, was found dead by his son about midnight on Saturday in his own house after having been on a spree.


HARRISON - Many people in this city will remember Mr. Frank Harrison, formerly proprietor of the Empire House on the Market Square. He was a man of genial disposition, always in good

humour, and during his stay in this city, which was of some three years' duration, made for himself many friends. These friends will be shocked to learn that he, on Saturday afternoon at half past three o'clock, fell under the wheels of a running train on the New York Central Railroad and was instantly killed. Mr. Harrison was a son-in-law of an esteemed citizen, Mr. Dodson, and his wife at the time of the accident was paying a visit to her father. Mr. Harrison was for over two years proprietor of the Empire House, selling out his business to Mr. R. J. Wood in 1876. He had been formerly a conductor on the Michigan Central, and as he liked that life, he left this city to take a position in the New York Central Railway where he met his death.


April 30, 1878


PROVOST - Ambrose Provost, a farmer of Varennes, committed suicide by hanging while in a state of mental derangement.


TIBBETT - Monday morning, a man named Tibbett, a brakesman, fell between the cars near the Grand Trunk station, Brantford, and was instantly killed. The body was carried into the baggage room and a jury of inquest summoned by Coroner Kerr. The unfortunate young man belonged to Brantford.


CHAPMAN (London) - The many friends of William A. Chapman in this city and Western Ontario will hear with deep regret, although not altogether unexpectedly, of his death which occurred at his residence on Dundas street east between 8 and 9 o'clock Sunday night. Mr. Chapman had been ill for over two years and at times his condition created serious apprehension among his friends as to his ultimate recovery. A visit to the Pacific coast was made about a year ago for the benefit of his health, but soon after he returned a relapse occurred, and a few months since he resolved upon visiting the South, thinking that a more salubrious climate would assist in restoring his health. But he had not been many weeks there when he suffered another relapse, and had to be brought home, since which time he has lingered on the verge of dissolution until death ensued Sunday night. Deceased was for many years an active business man, and as one of the partners of Smith, Chapman & Co., was widely known and highly respected. Socially he was a general favourite. His geniality and kindly disposition towards all with whom he came in contact endeared him to a large circle of friends and acquaint ances who will hear of his death with feelings of deep and unfeigned regret.


NEWTON - The body found in the river at Delaware with its throat cut has been identified as that of John Newton, a shoemaker of London East, who disappeared from home on the 19th instant under domestic difficulties. His wife was a termagant and given to intoxication.

May l, 1878


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on the 29th April, Eliza, the beloved wife of William Armstrong, in the 47th year of her age. The funeral will leave her late residence, 232 James street north, at 2 o'clock p.m., on Thursday, 2nd May. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


SHEPPARD (Queenston) - A very sad accident happened this afternoon to a ten-year-old boy, son of Henry Sheppard, Sr., who lives near this village. He was engaged alone in making a swing in a tree in his father's woods near the house. It is supposed that he had fastened one end of the rope to a limb and had wound the other round his neck and was moving out on the limb for the purpose of fastening the other when he slipped off. He was found hanging with his toes just touching the ground. He died in about an hour after being taken down.


THORNTON - Benjamin J. Thornton, aged 74, died at his residence in Beachville yesterday morning. He settled in the immediate neighbourhood fifty-five years ago. He possessed large tracts of land and was classed among the millionaires.


May 2, 1878


PICTON - Died in this city, on the 30th April, Margaret, wife of W. J. Picton, aged 29 years. Funeral will leave 130 Main street east, at 2 p.m. to-morrow, 2nd instant.


HARRISON - Killed by the cars at Buffalo, on the 27th April, Frank L. Harrison, aged 42 years, 2 months, and 11 days.


CHISHOLM (Perth) - The Rev. Dr. Chisholm, parish priest of Perth, died suddenly of heart disease about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The event creates quite a shock in this community.


May 3, 1878


BAXTER - The body of a man named Baxter, who was drowned last fall by falling from the Lievre bridge, Buckingham, has been recovered. It was picked up by Mr. Moss of McLaren & Co's establishment. An inquest was held and a verdict of death from accidental drowning was returned.


COLLIGAN (Montreal) - The inquest on John Colligan who was shot at Wellington Bridge on Monday night is proceeding to-day. So far only the evidence of the medical men has been taken.


WELCH (Port Dalhousie) - A woman named Welch dropped dead in going into Dickens' Hotel here this afternoon.


MACDONALD (Toronto) - Teresa Macdonald, a domestic servant, has been arrested for killing her infant, the body of which was found in a pond on the Indian Road near Hyde Park. The inquest still being in progress, she has been remanded in custody.


BENNETT - The trial of T. Burke and J. McPherson for entering the dwelling house of Mrs. Ellen Bennett, a married woman living near Brougham on the 26th July last and violating her person, the outrage resulting in her death, commenced at Whitby to-day before his Lordship Chief Justice Harrison. The number of witnesses is attendance is quite large. The court was crowded throughout the day.

Mr. Britton, Q.C., with Mr. Farrell, County Attorney, appeared for the Crown. The prisoners are defended by M. C. Cameron. Q.C.

Thomas Bennett, the husband of the deceased; her little son, a boy of eleven; John Miller, the father of the woman; Mrs. Fuller; Dr. Tucker, County coroner; Dr. Eastwood, of East Whitby; Dr. Ferrier, of Brougham; Dr. Aiken, Dr. Ogden and Dr. Ellis of Toronto, were examined on behalf of the Crown. At half past six o'clock, the court adjourned until 9:30 to-morrow morning, the jury being locked in. Considerable interest is manifested in the case, the details of which are of a repulsive character.


May 4, 1878


BREDIN - Died at Ontario Lodge, Toronto Township, on the 28th ultimo, Edgar R. Bredin, Esq., late of County Cavan, Ireland, aged 53 years.


JOHNSON (Ottawa) - Last night, Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson died at Mrs. Dean's, corner of Lisgar and O'Connor streets, very suddenly. An inquest is being held this afternoon. The detective searched his pockets and found in one of them two bottles labelled 'laudanum' containing but several drops. A short time ago a woman named Mrs. Pilkie died suddenly at the same place and Johnson acted as foreman of the jury who had an inquest over the remains. Johnson's son resides in Toronto. He is a relation of the Hon. W. R. Scott. A post mortem examination will be held this afternoon.


JOHNSTON (Montreal) - Mrs. Mary Johnston, widow of the late George Johnston, arrived here from Ottawa on a visit yesterday, and during the night died of heart disease.


GRAHAM - We regret to hear that a three-year-old child, daughter of Mr. William Graham, collector, Blanshard, was drowned in a kettle of soap on Wednesday afternoon.

May 6, 1878

IRONSIDES - Died at 301 York street, the residence of J. E. Davis, at 4 o'clock on Sunday, the 5th instant, Robert Ironsides, of West Flamborough, in the 62nd year of his age. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr. Davis on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, for the Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


KING - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, Robert King, Esq., in his 63rd year. Funeral from the residence of Joseph Hancock, 93 John street south, on Tuesday, the 7th instant, at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

We regret to announce this morning the death of an old resident of this city in the person of Mr. Robert King whose demise occurred yesterday at the residence of Mr. Joseph Hancock, No 93 John street south. Mr. King was a native of Norwich, England. He came to Hamilton about 45 years ago, and has resided here ever since. His many friends in the city will be sorry to hear of his death, though it was not unexpected as he has been suffering for a long time from the illness which finally carried him off. The funeral will take place from Mr. Hancock's residence, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.


POWERS (Montreal) - The boy, Powers, who was run over by a butcher's horse, died this morning.


LANGEVIN - Odile Comptis, wife of D. Langevin of Varennes, committed suicide by hangirg while labouring under an aberration of mind.


May 7, 1878


BURKE (Toronto) - Mary Ann Burke, a married woman, aged 50, committed suicide this morning by jumping into a cistern. About 3 o'clock this morning she rose, and going into the yard, it is supposed, deliberately jumped into the water where she was found about 5 o'clock quite dead. She had been for some time subject to despondent fits, and at the time of the rash act is not believed to heve been in her right mind.


REILY (Clifton) The body of John Reily, one of the two brothers who were carried over the Falls some time ago, was discovered floating near Lewiston last Saturday, and was buried in Chippawa yesterday.


RAINBOW (Belleville) - A little child named Rainbow, three years old, drank by mistake a cup of lye and died a few hours afterwards.

WALLACE (Georgetown) - On Sunday morning, the 5th instant, a man named William Wallace, was found dead in his bedroom with his throat cut. It is supposed he was insane.


LOWREY (Cherry Valley) - John Lowrey was kicked by a horse on Thursday, the 2nd instant, and died on Sunday morning from the effects of his injuries.


SEDGEWICK, MOORE (Bobcaygeon) - A melancholy accident happened on Pigeon Lake on Sunday evening last, resulting in the drowning of two men named Joshua Sedgewick and William Moore. They left home in the afternoon to cross the lake in a punt which leaked badly, and on returning home, while in Montgomery's Bay, it is supposed they either ran on a snag or were upset by the waves, the lake being very rough.

Sedgewick's body was found last night, twenty feet from the shore, and was buried to-day. Moore's body has not yet been found.


IRONSIDES - On Saturday afternoon, Robert Ironsides, who resided in Flamborough not far from Waterdown, died very suddenly at the house of Mr. Davis, No 301 York street. He had come to market that day and was taken suddenly ill. The physician who was called decided that the ceuse of death was an affection of the kidneys.


ALLEN (Clifton) - On the 13th of April, a man who gave the name Thomas Allen entered a shoemaker's shop in Bertie and applied for employment. He said he was on his way from Port Hope to Buffalo to see a brother, and seemed desirous of working his way thither though he said he had money. On being told that there was no work there, he asked the way to Fort Erie, and Jack Smith, an Indian who happened to be in the shop at the time, said he was going that way himself and volunteered to accompany him.

They started out together, and from that time nothing had been heard of Allen until a short time ago, when it turned out that on the 27th ultimo a body had been found under some leaves in a sugar hut near Stevensville, and buried, and as near as can be learned, no inquest was held at the time, but the proprietor of the shop at Bertie at which Allen had called, having heard of the discovery, suspected something wrong and succeeded in having the body exhumed when it was recognized as Allen's.

On examination it was found that his throat had been cut and that some of the clothes then on him had been worn by the Indian when last seen. Smith had in the meantime been arrested and imprisoned for a short time in Buffalo for drunkenness, and a large knife with blood stains on it was found on his person, which is now in the possession of the police here. He is well known in Drummondville, and a silk umbrella which he was suspected of having stolen there and which was seen in his possession in Bertie was found near thebody of the murdered man.

The Ontario police are making every effort to ascertain the whereabouts of the supposed murderer. He is half negro and half Indian, about five feet seven or eight inches high, with a moustache, a scar on his face resembling a burn, and hair inclined to curl, is a fortune-teller and basket maker.


May 8, 1878


WATSON - Died on Sunday, the 5th instant, at 35 Inchhury street, David Watson, aged 49 years, a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland.


BLACK - Died on Tuesday afternoon, James Black, aged 84. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his funeral which takes place from his late residence, 48 Cannon street east, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.


PATTERSON (Ottawa) - William Patterson, of Maria street, received a telegram this morning stating that one of his sons was drowned in the Kippewa River.


May 9, 1878


GUTHRIE - A four-year-old boy, named Willie Guthrie, while playing with horse in the Township of March yesterday, received a kick in the face, inflicting a severe wound. He died from the effects several hours later.


YATES Thomas Yates, aged 17 years, of Cumberland village, was drowned in the Ottawa river this morning while fishing near Glenmore's wharf. The body was found. Dr. Ferguson held an inquest when the jury returned a verdict of 'accidental drowning'.


MCDONALD, FOUGERE - Two cases of suicide occurred at Antigonish last week. Hugh McDonald, a tailor, was missing for several days and on Sunday the body was found in a field one mile from home. Boniface Fougere, 70 years of age, bade good-bye to his friends, went out, and in a short time was found hanging to a tree.


RICHARD (Montreal) - The body of a labourer named Richard was found in the canal. Deceased has been missing since last fall, but there was no evidence produced at the inquest to show how he was drowned.


SMITH (Bath, N.B.) - Today Miss Smith drowned herself and her illegimate child, six years old. She persistently refused to be rescued. Cause: disappointed love.

May 10, 1878


MUNRO (Goderich) - Duncan McDonald was tried here for the murder of Roderick Munro in the house of the deceased with whom he was boarding at Port Albert. The wounds from which Munro was shown to have died were inflicted with an axe in the hands of the prisoner during a quarrel in July last, but death did not take place till last Christmas. The result of the trial depended largely on whether the exhaustion of which it is alleged Munro died was owing to the running of the wound at the knee joint or to some other cause. The prisoner was found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged on June 10th. Mr. VanNorman, Q.C., of Brantford, prosecuted, and the prisoner was defended by Dr. McMichael, Q.C., of Toronto, and Charles Reaper, Jr., of Goderich.


May 11, 1878


MENORGAN - Died at 121 Ferguson avenue, John Menorgan, aged 80 years. Funeral from the above address, on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


NORTHEY - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Fannie Matilda, second daughter of Thomas Northey, in the 23rd year of her age. Funeral will leave her father's residence, Wellington street north, on Sunday, at 3 p.m.


WHITE - A boy named John White, while out rowing on the Ottawa last evening, was drowned. His boat capsized, and being unable to swim, he perished.


May 13, 1878


IRVINE (Carlisle) - About four p.m. on the 10th instant, an elderly man named William Irvine, while returning to the home of his daughter in Beverly accidentally fell into some water beside the road, and being unable to extricate himself, was drowned. When found, he was still warm, thus showing him to have been but a little time in the water. Deceased was about 76 years of age. An inquest was held by Dr. Davidson, and a verdict returned of 'accidental drowning'.


MCKEE (Barrie) - This morning, while Matthew McKee of this township was working at his farm in Vesper and engaged in the act of sinking a heavy boulder into a hole some three feet deep - he was in the pit digging and had stooped forward it is believed to pick up a pebble - the stone fell on the back of his head, burying him completely. His two children, aged eight and ten, were present at the time, and at once gave the alarm. The neighbours hastened to the spot, but some time elapsed before they could extricate him, and when he was got out, life was quite gone.

Both legs were broken below the knee. The deceased was very highly respected, and leaves a widow and eight children to mourn his loss.


May 13, 1878


MCCARTHY (St. John, N.B.) - The body of Timothy McCarthy, the missing tavern keeper, was found in the Scoudac river, Shediac, this afternoon, near the place pointed out by Annie Parker who accused the Osborne family of robbing and murdering McCarthy. There are black blood marks about the left ear, but the strangest thing about the affair is that over $200 were found on the dead-body, as well as a gold watch, a revolver, and a meerschaum pipe. The Osbornes are in jail waiting trial at the July term of the Westmoreland Circuit court. Annie Parker is also in jail as a necessary witness. The finding of the body has caused great excitement, not alone in Moncton, Shediac, and Sackvllle, but in St. John as well. The inquest is now proceeding.


BURKE, BEALS (Halifax) - While several young people were fishing in Lake Tupper, Queen's County, the boat was suddenly swamped, and two named Eldridge Burke and Havelock Beals were drowned. The bodies were recovered.


May 14, 1878


ELLIOTT - Died at San Rafael, California, April 18th, Margaret, beloved wife of Thomas Elliott, a native of Northumbershire, England, aged 46 years, 9 months, and 2 days. The late Mrs. Elliott was well known and esteemed in both Glanford and Beverly, having lived for many years in those townships.


FOSTER - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, Caroline, youngest daughter of George Foster, in the first year of her age. Funeral will leave her father's residence, Robinson street west, to-day (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. sharp.


MELOCHE - Coroner Jones opened an inquest this morning at the village of Caughnwaga on the remains of Ozias Meloche, the unfortunate victim of the fire on his premises. It appears that the fire had got considerable headway before it was discovered and that the deceased ran out to the barn in order to save his horses and cattle. On getting inside, his means of escape was cut off, and he was unfortunately burned alive. His livestock, consisting of horses, cattle, and sheep that were in the barn and shed, also perished. The fire is supposed to have been set by an incendiary.


DIXON (Belleville) - A. Dixon, collector of customs here, died very suddenly yesterday morning from heart disease, aged fifty-eight. He had been in the public service for thirty-four years.

May 15, 1878


DOW - Died on Monday, 13th May, Mr. William Dow, Sr., aged 76 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from 176 York street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


PRIESTLAND - Died this morning, Kate Ellen, only daughter of Thomas and Lillie Priestland, in the 3rd year of her age. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 43 West avenue north, to-morrow, the 15th instant. Friends requested to attend.


PATTERSON (Collingwood) - The steamer barge "Lothair", and "Croisiande" in tow, arrived this morning with flags flying at half mast for the loss of James Patterson, mate of the "Lothair" on Friday morning, 10th instant, at 2:30 a.m. It is supposed that while on duty he rolled off the barge, or fell overboard,, when about ten miles from Chicago. The captain of the "Corisiande" heard two cries, but could not tell what it was and could see nothing wrong. When search was made, the unfortunate man could not be found.


MURPHY (Arnprior) - John V. Murphy of Quebec died at McPhee's hotel here at one o'clock this morning of congestion of the lungs.


MURPHY (St. John, N.B.) - Bernard Murphy was found dead in his bed at Mrs. Doherty's, Charlotte street. He was a middle-aged man, and came out to this country from Ireland as a stowaway.


May 16, 1878


MAPLEBECK - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, Mr. George Maplebeck, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 5 Picton street, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SKINNER - Died on the 15th instant, at No 14 West avenue north, Joseph Skinner, of consumption, aged 36 years. He entered into rest. Funeral will leave the above place, on Friday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PELLETIER (Montreal) - A child of L. J. Pelletier, drygoods merchant of St. Catherine street, died very suddenly. She was placed in bed at 5 p.m. and died two hours after.


KEARN (Toronto) - John Kearn, caretaker at Wykeham Hall, was ascending the city elevator to-day when he fell through a bin and was killed.

May 18, 1878


MCMULLEN - Died at Hamilton, on the 17th instant, Charles Wilfred Howard, only son of William N. McMullen, aged 1 year and 8 months. The funeral will leave his father's residence, 374 King street east, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 o'clock, for the cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MORRISON - Died at 96 John street south, on Friday, the 17th Instant, John, second son of Thomas Morrison, aged 7 years.


YOUNG (Toronto) - The inquest on the body of Clara Young, a prostitute, was concluded to-night, the verdict being that she died of natural causes.


May 20, 1878


SCOTT (Ottawa) - At the inquest on the body of David Scott, of the Receiver-General's Department, a verdict was rendered that deceased died from a fracture of the skull incurred by a fall while labouring under a fit of epilepsy.


May 21, 1878


O'CONNORS - Died at the corner of Wilson and Wentworth streets on Saturday, the 18th instant, Michael O'Connors, in the 84th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence at the corner of Wilson and Wentworth streets at 9 o'clock in the morning. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


SHEEHAN (Montreal) - A labourer named John Sheehan fell into the hold of the steamer "Memphis" this morning and was killed. He was from the state of Maine where he leaves a wife and family.


May 22, 1878


WILMOT (St. John, N.B.) - Ex-Governor Wilmot died suddenly at Fredericton yesterday afternoon. Wilmot, on reaching home after a drive, walked in his garden. Feeling a slight pain in the region of the heart, he went into the house, and in five minutes was a corpse. Dr. Atherton was in immediate attendance, but Mr. Wilmot never spoke after reaching his room. The doctor says that the rupture of a blood vessel was the immediate cause of death. Deceased was 70 years of age.


May 23, 1878


WHITE - Died at 8 Cannon street west, on Wednesday, May 22nd, Margaret, the beloved wife of Thomas White, Esq., M.D., in the 35th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from her late residence, on Thursday, 23rd instant, at 4 p.m.


STUART - Died in this city, May 21st, 1878, Maria Stella, eldest daughter of A. H. and Ellen Stuart, aged 4 years and 9 months. Funeral will leave the residence of A. Dillon, corner of John and King William streets, at half past 2 o'clock, to-morrow (Thursday). Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


COLCLOUGH - W. H. Colclough, G.T.R. station agent at Trenton, committed suicide yesterday morning by swallowing a quantity of vitriol solution taken from a telegraph battery.


MCARTHUR - A young man, named McArthur, was drowned in Elliot's mill pond at Chesley yesterday.


LAURIE - A 14-year-old son of Deputy Adjutant-General Laurie died suddenly at Windsor, N.S., yesterday.


May 24, 1878


SEMMENS - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, John Semmens, aged 71 years and 4 months. The funeral will leave his late residence, 87 Florence street, on Saturday, the 25th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

A very large circle of friends will regret to learn that Mr. John Semmens departed this life yesterday after a very brief illness. Mr. Semmens came to Canada from Cornwall about twenty-four years ago and settled in Hamilton. About eighteen years ago, in connection with his sons, he started the manufacture of baby carriages which at the time did not seem to be a very promising branch of industry. By strict honesty of dealing and effective management, he made the business a very marked success, and added other branches to it. The deceased gentleman had reached the ripe age of seventy-one years, but only a week ago he looked hale and hearty, and no apprehension of his early demise was entertained.


VERREL - The coroner held an inquest to-day in Montreal on Jean Marie Verrel who died suddenly last night, and the verdict was to the effect that he died from cerebral apoplexy, produced by the excessive use of intoxicating liquor.


ESTEN (Toronto) - Major J. Hamilton Ester, late of the Rifle Brigade, died this morning, aged seventy.

May 25, 1878


YULE (Whitby) - George Yule, for nearly a quarter of a century the well-known agent of the Montreal Telegraph Company, died this morning. He was 56 years of age. He had been for some time ailing, and leaves a large family. Mr. Yule was a faithful and efficient officer of the company and possessed the respect and esteem of the community in which he so long resided.


DODSON (Toronto) - Stephen Dodson, a married man with a small family, residing on Ann street, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a penknife. The jury at the inquest returned a verdict of suicide. Financial trouble was the cause.


GIBSON (Port Hope) - At noon to-day, an old resident named John Gibson, was accidentally choked to death while eating his dinner, with a piece of meat.


UREN, SCOTT, MONTGOMERY, JACKSON, CANE, FRASER, ELLIOTT (Galt) - The excitement over the terrible "Empress Of India" disaster continued unabated to-day, the search for the missing bodies being watched by anxious thousands all day. Large additions to the town spectators arrived from the cities and surrounding towns and villages, and the crowd literally swarmed along the banks and on the bridges.

One of the Main Street bridges being so packed as to make it rather dangerous, the authorities had to clear it several time to prevent another more appalling catastrophe, as the railings on both sides and in fact much of the timber is in a decaying state. All day a dark pall seemed to hang over the town. Flags floated from the buildings at half mast, and there was but one thought for the dead and their grief stricken relations. The search began at an early hour this morning under the direction of Mr. Tinning of Toronto who gradually worked down from the dam to the Main Street bridge. Mr. Tinning used his grappling line with hardly any effect owing to the rough and stormy character of the river.

The bed continually impeded the progress of his apparatus. The search was carried on in the rain with the boats and hooks, and towards ten o'clock, the search had reached the spot right below the bridge. Here the piers divide the current of the river and leave a comparatively small expanse of water, and it was here that nearly all the bodies were found lodged.

There were drawn out in the following order: Edward Uren at 10:30 a.m.; David Scott at 10:45 a.m.; James Montgomery at 11:45 a.m.; Andrew Jackson at 3:15 p.m.; Fred Cane at 3:30 p.m.; and John Fraser at 3:50 p.m.

This left only that of the boy, Thomas Elliott, to be found yet, and the search for him continues at this time of writing (3 o'clock). Nearly all day the wagons containing the lifeless burdens were

drawn through the streets to the homes of the almost heart-broken ones, and the scenes enacted in the various homes were most affecting. Most of the bodies were slightly discoloured, but with the exception of some slight scratches, not many traces of serious bodily injury were to be seen. Little Freddy Cane looked as if he had fallen asleep, his features being most natural. In the case of Edward Uren, however, a most desperate struggle seemed to have taken place. Part of his coat was torn away and his pantaloons were also torn. It appears now that the young man had swum ashore, but seeing his little shopmate, David Scott, drowning, he plunged in after him, and they went down together, clinging to one another.

The burial of the dead takes place to-morrow. Business will remain entirely suspended. All the workshops are closed, and the men from Cameron and Cowan's will attend in a body. It is expected that the procession will start from the market square after the addresses are delivered from the Town Hall steps.

The body of Mr. Fraser will be taken to Paris Plains for interment.

The funerals will take place at 3 o'clock. A large number of Foresters from different parts of the country are expected to attend those of Uren and Elliot who belonged to that order. (The "Empress of India" was a small paddle-wheeler which overturned and plunged over falls in the river.)


STRITCH (Barrie) - The death is announced of Mr. J. J. Stritch who for eight years has been a respected citizen of the town. Deceased was the son of Mr. M. Stritch of Essa, a respected well-to-do farmer.


SOORDS - Yesterday, Patrick Soords, accompanied by Fred Botteril and Frank Smith, went out in a boat on Chippawa creek when the two latter began to rock it and were called to several times by a looker-on to stop or they would upset. But they heeded it not, till at length they were all spilled out. The two older ones swam ashore, but the former, a little boy about nine years old, son of Michael Soords, was drowned. (Welland)


May 27, 1878


BERICHRON (Ottawa) - A man named Berichron was drowned in Booth's mill pond about 8:30 this morning.


May 28, 1878


DROLIT - By a railroad accident at Joliette on Wednesday, Charles Drolit, gate opener and road inspector, lost his life. He was getting on the engine when his foot slipped and he fell under the wheels, receiving injuries from which he died on Saturday.

BILLINGS (Trenton) - Yesterday afternoon, a young man named R. Billings, was drowned in the river here while bathing. It is supposed he took cramps, and being unable to swim, was drowned. The body was recovered shortly afterwards.


June 1, 1878


Desmaries (Ottawa) A man namde Desmaries died suddenly at his residence on St. Patrick street to-day. It is supposed that the cause was heart disease.


SPINKS (Toronto) - The jury this morning at the inquest on the body of William Spinks killed yesterday by the caving in of a bank of the foundation of Messrs Davies' Newbury brewery returned a verdict of 'accidental death', holding that the contractors did all in their power to prevent the accident. A collection was taken up in the room where the inquest was held and $130 was collected for the bereaved family.


BRENNAN (Georgetown) - An old man named Brennan, a resident here, was affected with a paralytic stroke on Saturday last, from the effect of which he died on Tuesday evening at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Dennis Lively. The deceased was 81 years of age.


June 3, 1878


DORION (Montreal) - Hon. Wilfrid Dorion, Judge of the Supreme Court, died here to-night. His death was very sudden, he having been in his usual health a moment before. He was a brother of Sir A. A. Dorion, Chief Justice of this province.


WILSON - It will be remembered that some time ago a desperate brutal fight took place on James street, near the corner of Wood street. The parties engaged were James Wilson and Martin Dermody. After the struggle, Wilson left the scene and walked some distance to the neighbourhood of a foundry. It is alleged that Dermody followed him, picking up stones as he went and that when Wilson stood still, he hurled a stone at him, striking him on the forehead. As Dermody was only six paces from his victim when he gave the blow, the effect on Wilson was very disastrous. The stone cut clean through the leathern peak of his cap, inflicting a dreadful cut on the forehead, laying the skull bare, and thence bounded to the wall where it was heard to strike with some noise.

Dermody was promptly arrested and Wilson was conveyed to the hospital where he lay some time before he was able to appear in Court. After hearing the evidence against the prisoner, His Worship the Police Magistrate committed Dermody for trial at the Quarter Sessions, but admitted him to bail, on the day of the examination, Wilson looked very ill and weak. He told the Court

that the blow had a terrible effect on him and that he was suffering constantly from an unpleasant sensation. Wilson returned to the hospital where in a short time he developed serious symptoms. He complained of terrible pains in his forehead and behind his ears, and at times seemed to suffer frightful agony.

On Saturday evening, his condition was such as to excite the greatest fears as to his life. Patrol Sergeant Mackenzie got out a special warrant for Dermody on Saturday evening and had him placed in custody. Yesterday morning the wounded man became worse, his physician, Dr. White, feeling satisfied that all hopes of recovery were doomed. Mrs. Vokens, the nurse who attended him, seeing that he was fast becoming unconscious, asked him if he blamed Dermody with striking the blow. The dying man replied, "Yes, I do". These were the last words he uttered. He afterwards became unconscious, and at twenty minutes to 7 p.m. he expired. The body was removed to the dead house and Coroner White notified of the fact. In the first instance, Patrol Sergeant Parks arrested the man Dermody on suspicion.

After being struck on the day of the fight, the 11th of May, Wilson was unable to recognize any person in the crowd as the man who had struck him. Parks, on scanning the surrounding mob, noticed blood on Dermody, and from his expression and appearance, arrested him. He then had Wilson's wounds washed and dressed whereafter he brought Dermody before him for identification which he did without any hesitation.

The prisoner is 21 years of age, was born in the States, and is a baker by trade. He is a powerful young man and belongs to a respectable family. Wilson was a harmless labourer, was Irish by birth, and was about 35 years of age when he died. Father O'Leary was his spiritual adviser at the hospital. The prisoner was not informed of the death of his victim, and will remain in ignorance till some time to-day.


June 5 , 1878


PARSFIELD (Halifax) - A two-year-old daughter of George Parsfield, who lives at Dutch Village, while playing outdoors, chewed some poisonous leaves known as lambkill. The child became sick and died in two hours.


ELLIOTT - Rev. Adam Elliott, for over forty years the Church of England missionary to the Six Nations, died at his residence in Tuscarora last night.


GIBSON (London) - A brakesman was mortally injured on the GtW.R. this evening on the way from Port Stanley to London by striking his head against a bridge when standing on top of the cars. He was removed to the hospital and shortly afterwards died. His name is Gibson, and he is a stranger in this section.

NICHOLLS - On Sunday died Sarah Nicholls, relict of the late William Nicholls. The deceased lady was 84 years and 4 months old. She was a native of Norfolk, England, and came to Guelph with her husband in 1832, or forty-six years ago on the 9th of the present month. Her deceased husband, and since his death, herself kept the Court House Hotel since April, 1846.


COCHRANE - A young man, named Howard Cochrane, a brakesman, was killed on the G.T.R. at the bridge about two miles west of Brantford on Saturday afternoon last. The deceased resided in Stratford and was much respected by his many acquaintances. His remains were taken to Stratford for interment after the jury, empanelled by Coroner Kerr, had viewed the body on Saturday night.


DEAN - A stranger to Morpeth, named Peter Dean, lately died there from congestion of the heart. His remains were put into a coffin and left in the Town Hall over night, preparatory to burial the succeeding day. During the night, some parties opened the coffin, took out the body, and cut it up so as to be packed in a barrel. Fortunately for the credit of the town, the outrage was discovered in time to prevent further desecration. On the following morning, a barrel was found on the sidewalk ready for shipment. In that barrel was the mutilated body of Dean.


LECLAIR - The death is announced, at the old age of 92, of Mr. Peter Leclair of Nelson, one of the oldest pioneers and veterans in the district. When 21 years of age, he joined the Northwest Fur Trading Company in Montreal. After three years service, in 1810 he returned to that city and rejoined the company. When at Detroit on his way west, the war of 1812-14 broke out, and he was retained as a soldier and as an interpreter between the British troops and the Indians. He fought under General Brock, Colonel Dixon, and Captain Fraser.

He was at the taking of Detroit and Black Rock, and was at the battles of Lundy's Lane and Queenston Heights. After the war, he married a daughter of old Mr. Clement Lucas and settled on the lake-shore in the Township of Nelson where he remained until his death. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, his aged wife who was the partner of his joys and sorrows for over sixty years, besides one son, a widowed daughter, and many grandchildren, as well as relatives and friends. Mr. Leclair was followed to the old burying ground on the VanNorman farm, Middle Road, by a large number of friends.


June 6, 1878


ANDERSON - Died at his late residence, East Flamborough, near Waterdown, on Tuesday, June 4th, Miles James Anderson, in his 57th year. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m.

GOFORTH - Died in the Township of Barton, on the 5th instant, Thomas Herbert, infant son of Mr. A. Goforth, barrister, aged 1 month and 11 days. Funeral on Friday, the 7th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.


MOORE (Montreal) - The coroner's jury in the case of Mrs. Margaret Moore, who died suddenly last night, returned a verdict of "died from syncope".


FLAGG (St. Thomas) - Mr. Flagg, late Chief Engineer on the Canada Southern Railway, died at his residence here yesterday evening of softening of the brain from which he had been suffering for the last year. He had been insensible for some weeks past and sinking daily. His remains, accompanied by his family and a few intimate friends, left for Toledo on the Chicago express at 5 o'clock this morning, the official car being placed at their disposal. Notwithstanding the early hour, quite a number of officers of the road, and clerks and employees generally, met at his late residence and accompanied the remains to the station. General regret is felt at his decease as he was popular with employees and citizens generally. Much sympathy is expressed for his wife who is left with two young children.


BRADFORD, PETTIGROVE (St. John, N.B.) - A sailboat with several occupants was upset yesterday While going downthe St. Croix river, and Captain Bradford, a resident of Calais and Mr. Pettigrove, of Bayside, were drowned.


June 7, 1878


MCNAUGHTON - Died at New Liverpool, Province of Quebec, of bronchitis, on the 4th instant, Victoria Hawkesworth wife of W. McNaughton, Esq., and youngest daughter of the late Captain George Hawkesworth Armstrong, R.N.


AGNEW - Died at Burlington, on the 6th instant, Kate, beloved wife of William Agnew, in the 44th year of her age. Funeral will leave her husband's residence at 2 p.m., on Friday, 7th instant, arriving at the City Cemetery, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DICKSON, CAREY (Goderich) - Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock, James F. Dickson of the "Huron Signal" and R. R. Carey, a student in M. C. Campbell's office, went out for a sail on the lake. Neither understood anything about the management of a boat, and it is supposed that, in attempting to tack around the beat, upset, and they perished. They were missed late in the evening, and their friends went in search of them. At about 2 o'clock this morning, the boat was found on its side, about four miles from the coast and over two from the shore.

Nothing further can be traced of the sad affair. The probability is that both sank to the bottom and will not come to the surface for several days. This affair is the saddest that has ever taken place here and has cast a terrible gloom over the entire community. Mr. Dickson was 24 years of age and Mr. Carey 25.


TRAVAIL (Tillsonburg) - This afternoon, a young man by the name of E. Travail, aged about 18 years, employed in Tillson's brick yard driving clay, was fatally injured by the clay caving in on him. He died this evening about 8 o'clock.


GIMBY - The young man, Gimby, noticed in our London despatch to-day as having been killed on the railway between St. Thomas and London, was an unmarried man, about 23 years of age, and had been in the city only a short time, his home being in Burford on the Brantford and Port Burwell branch.


June 8, 1878


GUEST - Died at Ancaster, on the 7th instant, George Guest, in the 68th year of his age.


COUSIN - Last evening, while a young man named Cousin, of Hull, was running on a saw log boom on the Ottawa River, opposite the city, he fell into the water and before his companions could render him any assistance, he was drowned.


MCAULEY (Winnipeg) - John McAuley, sub-contractor of the telegraph line, with three of his men, was drowned east of Rat Portage, a fortnight ago.


NICOL - Yesterday afternoon, a most terrible drowning occurred on Burlington Bay about a mile and a half from the Piers. Those who remember the weather of yesterday will recollect that during the afternoon a strong north-easterly wind was blowing and making it anything but safe to venture out close reefed. Shortly after two o'clock, two young men boarding at the Commercial Hotel, named George Magill and Joseph Nicol, and a student at the Commercial College, named Merrill Dixon, went out for a sail on the yacht "Swan". The history of this trip and the fearful consequences are given by Magill as follows: Joseph Nicol, who boards with me at the Commercial and who was a traveller for Sanford, Vail, & Bickley, came round to the hotel and asked me to go for a yacht sail. I said it was too rough, but he was determined to go, and we went, taking a young man named Merrill Dixon with us. We got on board the "Swan" and put out. The bay was very rough and as I saw neither of my comrades knew anything of sailing

a yacht, I wanted to tack about and go home. They were disappointed, however, and were determined to go some place; so we ran for Rock Bay. After staying there some time, we went back to the boat, when Nicol expressed a wish to go either to Oaklands or to the Beach. We ran down to the Ocean House with a good spanking breeze and without meeting any mishap. After staying on the Beach for a short time, we went into Fairchild's where we met Frank Young. Nicol asked him to go on the yacht home with us, and be complied. We all four got on board and started for home. When a mile out, Nicol said we were not going fast enough. The bay at the time wag very rough and there was a squally north-easterner blowing. We were running very fast before the wind, and had one reef to the mainsail. Nicol wanted to take this reef out. I refused, but he insisted, and went out and began to unreel.

When he got five knots out, I ordered him to come back as we were going too fast now. He said, "George, I will take out one more and then I'll come in". He started to do so, and all at once tumbled into the water. We put about as fast as we could, but the breeze was too strong for us to get near him in time. We saw him swim a few strokes and then go down, and we lost him altogether. We beat about the spot for some time, till we were sure we couldn't find him, and then continued on our way home when we notified Sgt. Prentice, who, I suppose, has taken proper steps in the matter.

Our reporter also called on Frank Young. He seemed much grieved at the accident. His story fully corroborated that of Magill, only that after Nicol fell, he could see him smile and wave his hand as he swam after them. The deceased was a traveller for the firm of Sanford, Vail, & Beckly. He was a young man of about 27 or 30 years of age, and has a brother and many friends in the city to deplore his untimely end.

The friends of deceased have engaged the services of Wesley Lee to drag for the body this morning. It is believed that the strong north-east wind will counteract the effect of the current setting towards the canal, and that the body will remain in the neighbourhood of where the accident occurred.


June 10, 1878


WRIGHT - Died at 19 Augusta street, on Sunday, June 9th, David Wright, in the 79th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


JAMIESON - Died on Sunday morning, Elizabeth Jane, aged 10 years and 9 months, eldest daughter of Charles Jamieson, repairer, Montreal Telegraph Company, Funeral will take place on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock from 119 Jackson street west.

MORRIS (Ottawa) - A woman named Mrs. Morris died suddenly to-day from heart disease.


BROSSEAU (Montreal) - Joseph Brosseau, who was injured on the wharves by blocks of marble falling on him, died of his injuries, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’.


PATTON (Halifax) - Richard Patton of the Hebron Yarmouth Company retired to bed last night and was found dead shortly after.


WRIGHT - We regret to have to report that one of Hamilton's oldest residents has passed away in the person of Mr. David Wright. Deceased came from Somerset-shire, England, to this country many years ago and settled in Hamilton where he pursued the vocation of an accountant. He was at one time one of the city auditors and also a church-warden in Christ Church. Deceased, who had reached the ripe age of 79, leaves a wife and grown-up family to mourn his death, along with a wide circle of friends by whom he was much respected.


June 11, 1878


PLANTE, MILLWAY (Quebec) - This morning, between nine and ten o'clock, a fatal accident occurred on board the steamer "Sarmation" while lying at her wharf, Champlain street, by which two men lost their lives. While opening up the lower forward hold in which were stored a quantity of oranges, the labourers went down to unload the cargo when they were all more or less overcome with foul gas. A ship labourer named Plante was the last to reach the ladder to re-ascend, but at its very foot, be fell back exhausted. A quarter-master named George Milway, who was mounting the ladder immediately in front of Plante, heroically re-descended to his rescue, but the choky air had done its work and the brave man also fell a victim athwart of Plante. The chief officer of the steamer made a valiant and praiseworthy effort to recover the two unfortunate men, but was driven back and reached the deck in a state of stupefaction. One of the sailors then essayed the task, being lowered by a rope, but he had to be hauled up without accomplishing his mission.

The chief officer, being restored to consciousness, was again lowered and a second time nearly lost his life in his humane efforts. Finally, after much labour, ropes were attached to the bodies of the quarter-master and Plante, and they were drawn up, but life was found to be extinct in each case. The bodies of the two unfortunate men were conveyed to the dead house on Arthur street to await the coroner's inquest.


HOGAN (Ottawa) - A man nsmed Hogan was thrown from a cart on Bank street, and the wheel passing over his heed inflicted a wound which will prove fatal.

WINNIFRET - A nun, named Sister Winnifret, while travelling through the Upper Ottawa district soliciting aid for St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum, died suddenly yesterday. Her remains will reach the city to-day.


FILIATRAULT (Montreal) - Paul Filiatrault, aged 62 years, of Montcalm street died suddenly yesterday, while at breakfast, from syncope.


ZIMMERMAN (London) - The funeral of the late Rev. Adrian L. Zimmerman, B.A., took place yesterday. Deceased was a well known Church of England minister, and succumbed to consumption at the early age of 36 years and 8 months.


WALLACE - Mr. P. Wallace, of McKillop, died at the ripe age of 100 years. He was a native of King's County, Ireland, and moved to his late home from London Township about eight years ago.


COLCLOUGH - The death is announced of James, second son of Malcolm Colclough, Esq., C.T.R., International Bridge, Fort Erie, well known in Brant County.


June 12, 1878


BREADON (Guelph) - Last night about ten o'clock, Thomas Breadon, aged 36 years, a painter by trade, shot himself in the head with a revolver at his residence on Liverpool street in the presence of his wife. The ball entered near the right temple and came out at the corner of the left eye. Dissipation is supposed to have been what drove him to commit the rash act. He was sensible for a couple of hours after firing the shot, but gradually sank into a delirium until half past seven this morning when he died. An inquest will be held this evening.


BENOIT - Francois Benoit, cattle dealer, of St. Remi, was thrown out of his buggy and instantly killed.


June 12, 1878


BOOK (Beamsville) - While Mr. Beverly Book, with his wife, was returning from a Grange meeting at Grimsby, late one evening last week, the horses became unmanageable, and one of the bits breaking, they sped forward with great rapidity, throwing Mrs. Book with great violence to the ground, and causing subsequent death.


June 13, 1878


PAUL (Montreal) - Walter Paul, of this city, has lost his family of four children by diphtheria within a week.

O'NEIL (St. Catharines) - Captain J. O'Neil, a highly respected citizen, died very suddenly last night. Deceased has been ailing for two or three weeks with a throat affection which was supposed to be quinsey or something of that kind. Last evening he came downstairs about 8 o'clock, asked what time it was, and went up again. About 9:30, his sister went to his room and gave him a drink, and shortly after he had swallowed a portion of it, he staggered towards the window and sank to the floor and expired. Dr. Clark was at once sent for, but on arriving at the house, he pronounced life extinct. Deceased was a man of kind and genial disposition and had many friends. He was also of a strong and robust frame, never having, until his last illness, been troubled with any serious ailment.


SUTHERLAND - Robert Sutherland, the Walkerton coloured barrister, well known in Guelph, is dead. He left his property to Queen's College, Kingston, where he was educated.


EPPS (Waterford) - The death is announced of Mr. Epps of this town.


June 14, 1878


CLEGG (Montreal) - Mr. J. D. Clegg, late of England, who cut his throat with a razor last night in the St. Lawrence Hall, died this morning. It is believed he was labouring under delirium.

An inquest was held this evening on the body of J. D. Clegg, who killed himself in the St. Lawrence Hall, and a verdict of “suicide while labouring under temporary insanity” was returned. The unfortunate man belonged to Oldham, England, where he was well connected, and came out here for sport.


SPRUNG - Last evening about 11 o'clock, the residence of George H. Sprung, 3rd concession of Ameliasburg, was burned to the ground. Two children, aged nine and twelve years, were consumed, of whom nothing but a few of the charred remains could be found in the morning, Mrs. Sprung was also badly burned about the face and arms, but is expected to recover. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to have originated from a defective stove-pipe.


June 15, 1878


FOLEY (Montreal) - The body of a man named John Foley, formerly a private in the Sixth Rifles, British Army, was found in the St. Lawrence near Berthier, yesterday. Deceased had been missed from his home in this city since the 4th instant.


FANT (Dunnville) - The death is announced to Mr. John Fant, an old resident of this place.

YOUNG (Galt) - Mr. James P. Young, son of Mr. James Young, grain buyer, died on Sunday morning last. At the time of the late terrible accident on the Grand River, Mr. Young was one of those who worked So untiringly in the endeavours to rescue the bodies of the drowned, and on several occasions was up to his waist in the water. From this he took a severe cold which developed into congestion of the lungs, and the best of medical aid could not save him. Mr. Young was only 33 years old at the time of his death.


June 18, 1878


BUCKLEY Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Jeremiah Buckley, a native of Gounty Kerry, Ireland,in the 107th year of his age. The funeral will leave the residence of his son, Dennis Buckley, 165 John street north, on Tuesday next, the 18th instant, at 2 o'clock, for the old R.C. cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BROEKSCHMIDT - Died at Buffalo, on the 9th of June, 1878, of heart disease, Minnie Margaret, aged 6 years and 9 months, youngest daughter of Henry and Jane Broekschmidt, formerly of this city.


FERGUSON - The death is announced on the 16th instant, at his residence, London Township, of Thomas Ferguson, aged 73 years, brother of James Ferguson, Esq., Registrar of Middlesex, and father of M. H. Ferguson, Esq., merchant, of London. Deceased has been a resident of London Township for 54 years, being among the earliest settlers.


HILL (Port Rowan) - The schooner "James Smith", of Port Burwell, Captain Hill, Master, capsized at 3 p.m. Sunday, three miles off of Long Point, during a squall. The captain's wife, child, and one man were lost. When she capsized, the vessel's boat unhooked from the davits, bottom side up, and went adrift with one man on, who is supposed to have been drowned. The captain and mate were landed at Long Point lighthouse by a passing vessel.


BUCKLEY - It becomes our duty to record the death of Mr. Jeremiah Buckley, who passed peacefully away at 10:55 on Sunday night, having arrived at the extraordinary age of 107 years. Mr. Buckley was born on the borders of Cork and Kerry, Ireland, and lived there until the year 1855 when his son, Mr. Dennis Buckley, who had come to Canada in 1845 sent for the father and offered him a home in his family. The old gentleman, who had been a farmer at home, was always very active until about a year ago when he began to show signs of the natural decline produced by extreme old age. He was never sick within the memory of his son, except once when he contracted a contagious fever. A few minutes before he died, he asked for his cane,

and when he was removed to his chair and supported by pillows, he expired without any apparent pain. During his last days upon earth, he received the consolation of religion from the Bishop and priests at the Catholic Church of which he was a devoted member. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dennis Buckley, was indefatigable in her attention to the old man, and without doubt his life was protracted owing to her never-failing care in providing him with every comfort his condition demanded. Many of our readers will remember the old gentleman as he appeared at his son's residence, corner of John and Barton streets. Mr. Dennis Buckley, who is now 55 years of age, is the last survivor of a family of six, several of whom resided in Canada at the time of their deaths. His father will be buried at 2 o'clock to-day (Tuesday) at the old Catholic cemetery where one of his deceased daughters was interred.


KELLY - About ten o'clock on Friday evening, Thomas Kelly, a farmer living in Pilkington, on the Elora road, died at the residence of Mrs. Bernard Kelly in Guelph. He had been in Guelph all week as one of the petit jurymen.


HOOPER - Yesterday afternoon, a woman named Mrs. Hooper, wife of George Hooper, in the east end, was arrested for striking her husband on the head with a pail. She was taken to the cells and locked up in the first corridor, cell No 1. She bore her baby in her arms, a little girl christened Isabella, aged seven weeks. As the mother was believed to be the worse of liquor, the babe, a tiny infant, was taken from her and given in charge of Ann Hughes, the girl charged with stealing handkerchiefs from John Morris of Toronto. The girl nursed the child tenderly for some time till her dinner hour had arrived, whereupon she handed the child back to the mother. When she was eating her dinner in the corridor, she heard the baby crying plaintively, but all at once the wailing ceased, and all was still.

She went to the cell and saw that the baby's face was covered with blood and its tiny mouth was hidden in froth. Assistance was called and a doctor sent for, but in a little while the baby died. At five o'clock its little dead body was wrapped in a shawl and laid uoon a bench in the constables' quarters. One little hand was pressed against its heart and other stretched out half open from its side. Women and mothers came into the strange place and looked down compassionately on the little dead body of the babe who died in a cell on its mother's breast.

More than one stooped down and kissed the soft white forehead and dropped hot sympathetic tears on the quiet face. "Oh, perhaps", said one poor mother whose, laughing little one clung round her neck as she pointed through the window of the cell, "he who loves little children saw the pretty little one in that awful place and took it home". Every mother wept at the strange thought, and hurried home to hug her little ones and to thank God that the breath of a cell had never fanned their innocent faces.

At half past seven, an inquest was held on the body of the infant at the Central Police Station before Coroner White. Sergeant Prentice, Constable Fuller, and Constable Griggs were called to testify why the woman bad been put in the cells.

Constable Fuller said that a female prisoner, Ann Hughes, asked permission to take care of the child till its mother sobered up. She kept it till her lunch came when she gave the child back. At 4:15 he went into the cell and found the child dead.

Constable Griggs was then examined and in reply to a juryman said it is usual to let mothers, when arrested, take charge of their infants when capable. He considered that the woman was capable of taking care of her child. She treated it quite motherlike.

Ann Hughes, sworn: Am at present a prisoner in the cells. Knew the deceased baby. I saw Mrs. Hooper when she came in. She was carrying deceased. She put it down on the stone floor of the cell. It cried for some minutes and then she took it up and laid it down by her side. A constable opened the cell and she asked me to take the baby so that it could get some air. I did so and walked up and down with it. I laid it down in the cell and made it comforteble. My dinner came and the baby woke up. I gave the mother the baby and it cried a few minutes afterwards. Then it stopped crying and I thought she had given it the breast. About twenty minutes after, the baby was dead.

To sergeant Prentice: The baby was weak looking, but it cried strong enough.

To the foreman: The baby was right comfortable with me. I wrapped it in my sash. When it was dead, its face was covered with blood. While it was with me, it had quite a little sleep.

Dr. Shaw, sworn: Am a practising physician in the city. Was called in at 4:45 this afternoon to See the deceased. On arriving here, I found that life was extinct, the heart having ceased to beat. The body lay in a cell. I made a full postmortem examination of the body. Found the mouth open and the lips of a purple colour. The tongue was protruding between the gums and of the same colour. The eyes were closed. A frothy mucous was oozing from the nostrils and there was some also at the base of the tongue.

The general appearance of the face was of a purple colour. The discolouration continued down the left side and there was some on a portion of the back. I cannot say positively whether these spots were produced before death. Found the brain presented a natural appearance. Found the heart of natural size and apparently healthy. The blood was dark and fluid. It ran freely from the vessels when opened. The lungs were slightly congested. A frothy mucous existed in the bronchial tubes. The spleen was in position. The stomach was normal and contained about two drachms of what appeared to be milk. The kidneys were in a natural position. From the examination I have made I am of opinion that the probable cause of death was from suffocation.

The marks of discolouration might have been produced without violence. I could not say positively whether violence was used or not.

Dr. James White, sworn: Was present and assisted Dr. Shaw to make a post mortem examination. Have heard his evidence and corroborate it, both as to the appearance of the body and as to the probable cause of death.

Dr. Shaw recalled: Was sent for by the Chief of Police.

After hearing the evidence of Dr. James White, the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts, fully exonerating the police in the matter.


June 19, 1878            


MACKAY - Died at 'East Lodge', Rosedale Abbey, near Pickering, Yorkshire, England, on Monday, June 3rd, 1878, William Murray MacKay, M.D., L.R.C.P., Edin., and L.F.P.L.G, aged 43 years, 5 months, and 7 days, youngest brother of the late Aeneas Donald MacKay, of this city.


FALLOWS - A young man named John Fallows was killed on the Kippewa while working in Porteous' timber.


CHAMPLAIN - A daughter of Theodore Champlain was killed on the brack of the M O & O Railway in the Township of Grenville by an express train. The coroner's jury censured those in charge of the train for gross negligance for not keeping a proper look-out and sounding the alarm.


METCALF - (Toronto) Yesterday afternoon, Isaac Metcalf, an expressman, was watching a funeral pass his house, when he exclaimed, "My God, that is the end of us all", and fell back dead. Heart disease was the cause of death.


HAMBLY - A very sudden death occurred in London East last evening, the victim being the wife of Mr. Hambly, living on Queen's avenue. She had been in poor health for some time, but her death was quite unexpected. Mrs. Hambly fell and expired almost instantaneously.


LEIGH (Stratford) - At the inquest at Harmony into the death of Thomas Leigh who was yesterday shot by Sgt. Crawford of London, while trying to arrest him, that official was absolved from all blame as the shooting was done in the performance of his duty.


MCPHERSON - The death is announced at Embro, Ontario, of Mr. D. R. McPherson, father of Mr. Andrew McPherson, of this city, aged 64 years.

June 20, 1878


TAYLOR (London) - The death is announced of Mr. William Taylor, shoemaker. He had been ailing from consumption for some time past. He was an old member of 209(a) Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and also of the Orange brotherhood, both of which bodies will attend his funeral to-morrow.


MUNDER - Abraham Munder, bar-room keeper, dropped dead on Brussels street, St. John, N.B., on Wednesday.


DEGUISE - Joseph DeGuise, of Montreal was drowned at Ottawa yesterday.


June 21, 1878


MCDONGALL (Petrolia) - Yesterday Mr. Joseph McDongall, of this town, died aged 60. Deceased, who formerly lived in St. Mary's and who is a brother of the Hon W. McDongall, had been for some time engaged in the petroleum and flax industries. He was a man of high integrity and a worthy citizen, and his death will be greatly deplored by a large circle of sympathizing friends.


MITCHELL - A sad fatality has happened to William F. Mitchell on the 6th line of Enniskillen. He was cleaning up some land and when he discovered some wild parsnips, he took them home and had them cooked for dinner. He died in two hours and a half after. Mr. Jacob Wynn and his son, who were helping Mr. Mitchell, also partook of the parsnips. By the timely aid of Dr. Dunfield, both are now out of danger. Mr. Mitchell was 30 years of age and came from Brussels, County of Grey. He leaves a wife, but no family.


LOVELOCK - A man named William Lovelock, 65 years of age, committed suicide in Mount Forest, by hanging, on Wednesday night. Verdict: temporary insanity.


CASEY - The young man, Casey, who was injured on the G.T.R. at Belleville on Tuesday night, died on Wednesday afternoon from the effect of his injuries.


HANNA (Simcoe) - The remains of Joseph Hanna, late of Simcoe, were brought from Michigan the other day. Hanna has been employed in the lumber establishment of J. E. Potts, Esq., and was killed by the breaking of a canthook in a comrade's hands.


June 22, 1878


SMITH (Belleville) - A young man named Abraham Smith, living on the 4th concession of Huntington, aged 24 years, fell dead in his barnyard yesterday from apoplexy, An inquest was not considered necessary.

GREEN (Guelph) - While John Green of this town was returning from the monthly fair held at Fergus yesterday and when within three miles from home, his horse took fright, and the vehicle coming in contact with another vehicle, pitched Mr. Green out on his head, inflicting such serious injuries that he died at an early hour this morning. Deceased was an old resident of the County of Wellington and much respected by the community. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his untimely end.


June 24, 1878


BRANING (Toronto) - Yesterday afternoon, a three-year-old son of William Braning, living on Richmond street west, was run over by a team attached to a wagon and hurt so seriously as to cause death within ten minutes of the accident. A jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


MCNIERNY (Toronto) Henry McNierny, aged ten, was drowned in the bay on Saturday by falling off a piece of timber.


GUEST (St. Mary's) - The Guest poisoning case was concluded on Saturday morning when the jury, after twelve hours' deliberation, brought in the following verdict: This jury is of the opinion from the evidence that the deceased, Robert Guest, came to his death at St. Mary's on the fifth day of June instant, by having taken some irritant poison into his stomach, and this jury find that the said poison was given to him by Adam Enoch Ford, M.D. They are unable to discover from what motive or whether the said Adam Enoch Ford premeditated or intended bodily harm.


SWAIN (Georgetown) - Mr. Thomas Swain, an old and highly respected citizen, died very suddenly at his residence here last evening at the age of 82 years. Five minutes before the sad event, he was sitting chatting on the verandah. He went inside, lay down on a lounge, and expired with scarcely a struggle.


June 25, 1878


TREPANIER - A boy named Trepanier was drowned in the Gatineau yesterday. He took cramps while bathing.


BEATTY, CANTE (Toronto) - Two boys named John Beatty and Michael Cante, aged 15 and 16 respectively, were in the Don river bathing this evening. When Beatty attempted to walk across, the result was that he fell into a hole. Cante dived after him to save him, and the two grappling

each other, both went down to rise no more. Some boys on the bank, seeing the accident, shouted to some others higher up the river who came doWn. Two of them dived in and brought up the bodies, but all efforts to resuscitate proved unavailing.


CALVER (Hagersville) - During a drunken fight between two men named Joe Calver and Alfred Herod to-night, the latter drew a knife and stabbed Calver in the abdomen, causing death in a few minutes. The murderer escaped capture.


June 26, 1878


BUTLER - Died at Brooklyn, California, on the 24th instant, Sarah Butler, in the 60th year of her age.


RITTERMAN (Toronto) - A German named Ritterman, employed to help in removing goods to their new premises by Messrs Livingston and Johnson, met with a horrible death this afternoon. He was ascending by the hoist in the new building when by some means, not understanding the working of the machine, his head came in contact with the floor on which he intended to land and was literally caved in, causing almost instant death. He leaves a wife and a large family of young children unprovided for.


CONGALTON - It is with much regret that we announce the death at Ogdensburg, N.Y., of Mr. William Congalton, one of the keenest of curlers and most enthusiastic of Scots. Deceased, who was a native of Perthshire, was the first to get Yankee curlers to come to Montreal and Ottawa to play matches.


June 27, 1878


APPELBE - Died on Wednesday, 26th June, at his residence, Trafalgar, James Appelbe, aged 76 years. Funeral from above address on Friday, the 28th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KEENAN - About half past eight, Police Constable Keenan breathed his last. Deceased had been about 3 years on the force, and was a faithful, hard-working officer. Prior to 1875, he served in the Royal Artillery. Deceased leaves a widow and three children, wholly unprovided for, to mourn his untimely death. We call attention of our charitable citizens to this sad fact, and doubt not that the widow and the fatherless will be provided for. With commendable zeal we are glad to learn several of the brother officers of deceased are devising ways and means to provide temporary relief.

BERTRAND - Yesterday a boat containing nine raftsmen capsized while running the Chatto Rapids in the Upper Ottawa. All were thrown into the water, and after a desperate struggle, eight of them reached a rock, but the other, a man named Bertrand, in the employ of McCaution and Frazer, was drowned. The eight men remained on the rock for eight hours before friends came to their rescue. Bertrand's body has not yet been recovered.


BEAUDOIN - (Montreal) The coroner's jury in the case of the boy, Clement Beaudoin, who was killed by a street car, returned a verdict of accidental death.


BURGESS (Toronto) - The body of Alfred Burgess, the young man who was drowned in the bay two or three weeks ago, was found this p.m. outside the western gap, having drifted nearly a quarter of a mile. An inquest will he held to-morrow.


MAULY (Chatham) - Mr. Charles Mauly, one of the assistant teachers in the High School, committed suicide by drowning. He disappeared from the High School on Saturday. His body was found this morning. From evidence in the hands of the coroner, there is no doubt that he committed suicide.


MCKERLIE - The death is announced of Mr. J. McKerlie of Stamford. He was a member of the Township Council at the time of his death, to which position he was twice elected by large majorities. He possessed many excellent qualities and will be greatly missed by his many friends. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the vicinity for many years.


June 28, 1878


KEENAN - Died on the 26th instant, Campbell Keenan, late of the Hamilton Police Force, in the 27th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Peter street, near Queen street, on Friday, at 3 p.m.


LONGTON (Montreal) - At 6:40 this morning, during a violent thunder storm, Isadore Longton, a shoemaker of St. Cunegonde in the western suburbs of the city, was instantly killed by lightning on the gallery of his house. His wife, standing by his side at the time, miraculously escaped uninjured.


FARRELL - (Cornwall) A ten-year-old daughter of Dennis Farrell, a farmer living near Martin-town, was killed by lightning this evening while driving the cattle home from pasture.

June 29, 1878

CLEAR - Died on Thursday, 27th June, at 162 MacMab street north, Mary Clear, wife of William Clear, native of Gloucestershire, England aged 68 years. Funeral on Sunday, 30th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TOBAN - Died on the 27th instant, Catherine Ryan, wife of the late Richard Toban, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law, No 17 Park street north, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, the 29th instant. Friends will please accept this invitation.


BURTON - A boy named Burton was drowned in the Gatineau river yesterday. He took cramps while bathing.


LEFLORE - A man named Leflore, in the employ of Mr. David Moore, was thrown from a crib of timber while running the rapids at the foot of Lake Temesamingue. Before assistance could be given him, he was carried under by the swift current and drowned.


FLYNN (Toronto) - A seven-year-old boy, named Thomas Flynn, who has been missing for some days past, was found dead in a well yesterday on his father's premises at 130 Portland street. The verdict was accidentally drowned.


LOVETTE (St. Catharines) - This evening the remains of the late John lovette of this city, who died last night, were interred in the cemetery. The 19th Battalion Band members were in attendance, deceased being a member of that Organization.


WILKES (Owen Sound) - A young man named William Wilkes lost his life while hauling a load of stone. The end board fell out of the wagon, precipitating him between the horses The wagon wheel running over his head caused his death instantly.


BYRNE - A melancholy accident occurred at Cumminsville the other day. A little boy, son of Mr. Martin Byrne, was drowned in the creek in the rear of his father's residence. The usual restoratives were applied by the doctor, but life proved extinct. He was between two and three years of age and a fine little fellow. The parents of the unfortunate lad have the sympathy of the community.


CHEESEBORO, SNIDER - A few days ago, Captain Snider, of Eglinton, telegraphed to his son, Mr. Frank Snider, of Grand Haven that his sister,Mrs. Cheeseboro of Oakville was dead. The message was received in the middle of the night. Mr. Snider, after reading it, told his wife

it was of no importance, not caring to excite her, but as she was anxious to see what it contained, he handed it to her, when she immediately fainted, and then went into convulsions, and died on Monday morning. The two funerals took place within half an hour of each other. Mrs. Snider leaves four children.


July 16, 1878


PAULLUCI - Mr. James Paulluci, a young man aged 22, was accidentally drowned while bathing in the River Thames at Chatham Saturday night. His body was recovered Sunday morning.


TOWNSEND, HOLLOWAY (Halifax) - Boats were out to-day near the mouth of the harbour searching for the bodies of the young men, Townsend and Holloway. It is probable they will never be recovered.


PINK (Galt) - On Sunday morning, while Mr. and Mrs. Pink were attending church, their little boy, aged six years, fell into a cistern and was drowned. An inquest was held and a verdict of ‘accidental drowning’ returned.


NIGHSWANDER, MCNEERIN (Collingwood) - Three men were drowned in a small boat while crossing the Manitou Lake on their return from Manitowaning on the 12th instant. Their names were: Tobias Nighswander, and Thomas and Samuel McNeerin. There were two others in the boat who clung to it all night and drifted to a small island where they were taken off next morning.


MADDIGAN Almost every citizen of Hamilton, both Protestant and Catholic, knew and appreciated the many sterling abilities of the Rev. P. J. Maddigan who for so long was an officiating priest at St. Mary's Cathedral here. These people could not but take a deep interest in his welfare and that of his family, and they no doubt heard with real regret of the death of his honoured father, which took place some days ago in Caledonia. His death was a matter of sincere regret to all his neighbours who knew him to be a true Christian gentleman, but the lovers of his church looked upon him with especial respect as a man who had reared for the Church and for the Catholic people such a son and priest as the Rev. F. C. Maddigan.

His funeral took place yesterday at Caledonia and was a most solemn event. The cortege, which was a most imposing one, reached the Catholic Church at 10:20 a.m. when the Rev. Vicar-General Heenan celebrated solemn requiem mass, Father Cleary acting as deacon, Father Waddell as sub-deacon, the Rev. W. Brennan, being master of ceremonies.

After mass, the Vicar-General delivered a very touching address to the gathered assemblage, among whom were people of all sects, met to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased

gentleman. After touching on the many virtues of him who had died in their midst, he referred to the beautiful scriptural promise that there was a meeting beyond the grave where friends andrelations who had led a pious and truthful life in this world could meet those they loved, in another world. He quoted the life of the deceased gentleman as an example to those who heard him and concluded with a beautiful appeal to all to lead righteous lives.

Among the other clergy present were: the Rev. Fathers McHulty, Bardou, Wadel, Frachen (Toronto), and the mourner, the Rev. P. J. Maddigan.

Among those who sang the solemn requiem were: Miss Nolan, Messrs Egan and D. Audette. Mr. D. J. O'Brien presided at the organ.

Very many people from the city were present and took deep and solemn interest in the obsequies.


July 17, 1878


MCALLISTER - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Sarah McAllister, widow of the late John McAllister, aged 88 years. Funeral from 130 MacNab street north, to-morrow, Wednesday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.


LOWIE - Died at the residence of Mrs. Hartley, James Lowie, painter, aged 40 years. Funeral will leave Mrs. Hartley's, 196 Main street went, at 9 o'clock a.m. on the 17th instant. Cabs will leave the corner of Main and James streets at 8:45 a.m. Friends are requested to attend.


KINGDON - Died on Tuesday, 16th instant, William Irwin, only child of William and Susie Kingdon, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, 148 Mary street, on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


BEATTIE - Died at St. Thomas, on the 15th instant, John Alexander, infant son of Mr. John Beattie, aged 4 months.


CRANEY Died at Aylmer, on the 6th instant, James Craney, aged 38 years, 10 months.


WATSON - Died at Homer, Lincoln County, on the 14th instant, Mr. D. T. Watson, aged 33 years.


CAULTON - Died at St. Catharines, July 14th, 1878, of consumption,Matilda Helen, beloved daughter of Dr. F. G. Caulton, aged 14 years, 6 months, and 29 days.


WEIR (Toronto) - Yesterday afternoon, William Weir, son of Charles Weir, Lambton Mills, while bathing in the Humber, was drowned.

PADEN - A man named Paden died suddenly from disease of the heart at Kerr's Hotel, Rideau street, Ottawa, last night.


ETHIER (Montreal) - A woman named Maria Ethier has died suddenly in the female jail. She had been committed for keeping a disreputable house. An inquest will be held.


BASTABLE (Ottawa) - Shortly before noon to-day, a man named Bastable, a resident of Montreal, took a dose of strychnine in his room at the Union House. A friend was with him at the time, but was not aware that he had committed the rash act until he told him he had taken the poison, but as it had not acted on him, he thought that the druggist must have fooled him. The friend immediately called in medical aid, but it was too late, and the unfortunate man died shortly afterwards. Bastable was engaged in phosphate mining and has been depressed in spirits for some time past, owing to trouble he has had in business matters. Before death, he said he had purchased the strychnine in Montreal some time ago with the intention of committing suicide,as he was tired and weary of life.


July 18, 1878


SHERK - Died in Cheapside, on the 10th instant, of heart disease, Mary, beloved wife of John Sherk, Esq., J.P., and mother of George Sherk, of Caledonia, in1the 69th year of her age.


RICHARDSON - Died on the 16th of July, suddenly, in New York city,en route from Bermuda, Rev. W. Richardson, of St, Andrew's, N.B., formerly of Tillsonburg, Ontario.


RUSH - J. C. Rush, veteran of 1812, died at Ameliasburg, recently, aged 83.


HOWLAND Frank Howland, son of Mr. Howland oi" Lambton Mills, and nephew of ex-Lieutenant-Covernor Howland^ was drowned while bathing this morning.


PERRAULT (Penetanguishene) - A young girl, name Perrault, aged 12, was drowned while bathing.


GALLOWAY (Belleville) - The body of J. Galloway, coloured, who was drowned yesterday, was found to-day.


CORNEYER (Ottawa) - The body of the boy Corneyer was found this morning. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental drowning given.


FENNESSY - A telegram received by Rev. Father Hamel announces the death at Lebanon, Kentucky, of the widow Fennessy, formerly of Guelph. The remains will tie accompanied to this town by her son, the Very Rev. D. Fennessy, president of St. Mary's College, Kentucky.


SAULSBURY - Word reaches us from Caradoc of the death of Mr. Davis Saulsbury, in the 98th year of his age. It is few who are permitted to reach this ripe old age.


July 19, 1878


FITZMAURICE - Died at St. Catharines, on the 17th instant, Daniel Patrick, only son of Mr. P. Fitzmaurice, aged 17 months. Funeral on Friday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from Mr. Fitzmaurice's residence, St. Paul street east.


MCILWAIN Died in St. Catharines, on th|e 18th instant, William Charles, infant son of Captain William McIlwain, aged 9 months. Funeral on Friday, at 9, o'clock a.m., from the family residence, Bond street.


GRIFFIN - On the 17th July, drowned in Toronto Bay, William S. Griffin, second son of Rev. W. S. Griffin, Hamilton. Funeral from the parsonage, Hamilton, at 1 o'clock p.m., Saturday, 20th instant.


LEECH - Andrew Leech, formerly resident engineer at Her Majesty's dockyard in Halifax, died sud'denly at Ireland, Bermuda, the other day.


July 20, 1878


AITCHISON - Died on Friday, July 19th, Georgenia Mary, only daughter of Isabella and William Aitchison, aged 2 months. Funeral from her father's residence, 43, Hess street, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


DUVAL - (Ottawa) At an early hour this morning, a man named Napoleon Duval was found dead in a police cell. He had been incarcerated about four hours previously, and is supposed to have been smothered to death, the cell being wretchedly ventilated & not fit for a human being to occupy. An inquest is being held this afternoon. The evidence goes to show that deceased had been drinking hard and was arrested for disorderly conduct. His brother states that he was badly beaten by a crowd of roughs previous to being arrested. A cut appeared over his right eye when the body was examined this morning. A post mortem examination is being made.


FLAHERTY - A year-old child of Mr. John Flaherty, 7th concession, Nissouri, was drowned by falling into a tub of water while playing around a well.

ROSS - Constable Ross, of St. Peter's, Cape Breton while attempting to arrest a man named Sampson at Lower Lardoise, was struck with a stick by the latter and knocked over the edge of a cliff badly injuring his head, and he died in a few hours.


COOLEY - Died at Dunnville, on the 13th , of consumption, Ann, wife of J. A. Cooley, aged 27. She was the daughter of Jasper Murphy, late Customs Office here.


KUNTZ - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Elizabeth Kuntz, daughter of Henry Kuntz, aged 7 months. Funeral will leave the residence of her father, 15 Bay street north, to-morrow, (Saturday) at 3 o'clock. Friends are requested to attend.


July 22, 1878


MCALPINE (Acton) - This morning between one and two o'clock, a G.T.R. train, going west, struck a woman named McAlpine a short distance east of this station, completely severing the head and shoulders from the rest of her body. She bad been drinking the night before, and a bottle containing liquor was found near the body.


ASHBRIDGE (Toronto) - John Ashbridge, who was run over by a Grand Trunk train on the 13th instant and had to have his leg amputated, died in the hospital this morning.


BATES - A young man named Horatio Bates, of Norwich, died suddenly on Tuesday last, of haemorrhage of the lungs.


HENDERSON - Died on Friday, the 12th instant, Mr. Richard Henderson, of the Township of Blandford, aged 64 years and 1 month.


EVANS - Died on the 15th, Mr. John Evans, of the Township of Blenheim, aged 73 years. On Monday evening after tea, Mr. Evans went to the pump for a drink. When he had the handle in his hand in the act of pumping, he fell dead.


BELL - We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Jacob J. Bell, who was a few years ago engaged in the lumbering business at Milton. Mr. Bell has been for the past few weeks in the same business in North Michigan at a small village called Harrisville. On Friday last, he was struck on the side by a piece of wood which flew from a saw. The blow burst a blood vessel and death followed inside of twenty-four hours. Mr. Bell leaves a wide circle of friends who extend their cordial sympathy to his bereaved wife and family.


TAIT - The death is announced of Mr. Tait, a respected merchant of Glencoe, after a short illness.

NEILSON - Yesterday afternoon, the funeral of the late Dan Neilson, who has for a number of years been a faithful, obliging conductor on the Great Western Railway, took place in London where his mother resides. Dan, whose death will be heard of with regret by all accustomed to travel on the G.W.R., had been suffering from heart disease for some time back, but no one believed he was near his end. He took the Steamboat Express home from Suspension Bridge late on Friday night and early Saturday morning as the train was between Ingersoll and Dorchester, some one tried to arouse him when it was found he was dead.

Deceased was 34 years of age and of that period he had spent fully twenty in the G.W.R. Co's services, being always one of their most trusted servants. Yesterday forenoon a special train left Suspension Bridge for London for the purpose of conveying employees connected with the railway and also members of the Masonic fraternity of which deceased was a member, to the funeral. The train was in charge of Conductor Hamilton, and engineer Williams and fireman volunteered their services to run the train through, which was done in very quick time. The locomotive was draped in mourning. A special train was also run from Windsor, conveying workmen and others.

The cortege left the late residence of the deceased at 3 o'clock, about 1500 persons being in the procession, embracing employees, about 400 freemasons, and a large number of other friends. The masonic body sent delegates from Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Clifton, Hamilton, and along the line to Windsor. Among those in attendance we observed Messrs C. Stiff, General Superintendent; William Edgar, General Passenger Agent; J. E. Dawson, Assistant Superintendent. The pall bearers were conductors C. Hamilton, Weston; Furness and Blount; drivers Robinson Porteous, and M. Flaherty, of Clifton; and Brodie, of London.


MCCREA (Barrie) - A young boy named McCrae fell off a raft on Dymond Pond this evening while bathing and was drowned. The body was recovered shortly afterwards.


WILSON (St. Thomas) - A man named James Wilson, G.W.R. yard master, was drowned while bathing this evening.


SHERMAN (Minden) - A daughter of H. Sherman, aged 13 years, was drowned in Gull River to-day while endeavouring to save her brother who had gone beyond his depth who was with difficulty rescued.


STEPHENSON, PARSONS - Two young men from Montreal, named John Stephen- son and William Parsons, were accidentally drowned this morning while on their way to the Sorel Islands. Stephenson's body was found after men searched all day.

July 23, 1878


BYRAM - Died in Ingersoll, on Saturday, July 20th, 1878, Robert Arthur, son of Mr. John Byram, aged 5 months and 2 days.


O'MARA - Died at Barrie, on the 18th instant, James Edward, son of John O'Mara, in the 18th year of his age.


NICHOLS - Died on the 22nd instant, Edith, infant daughter of William and E. Nichols, aged 6 months. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 64 West avenue north, to-morrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MASON - On Sunday evening, a terribly sudden death occurred in this city by which a young and beautiful girl came to an untimely end. Miss Sarah Mason, a resident of Dundas, had come to this city to visit Misses Walker of King street west. At the conclusion of tea, she remarked that she had never enjoyed herself so much before in her life, when she suddenly threw up her hands and cried, "Oh, my head, my head". In a moment she was in strong convulsions and a few minutes afterwards died in great agony. Dr. Husband pronounced her a case of sunstroke. The body was taken to Dundas yesterday and will probably be interred to-day. It appears deceased had suffered two sunstrokes already, and that made her more liable to a third and more dangerous one.


MURRAY (Montreal) - The body of George Murray, steward aboard the ship "Glenmoray" who was missed from his ship on Friday last, was found floating in the river this morning. How he got into the water is a mystery.


LITTLE (Nelles Corners) - While a party of young men were bathing in a small pond known as Dry Lake on Mr. Vandeburg's farm, one mile east of here, yesterday, one young man named James Little was drowned before assistance could get to him. He was unable to swim. James Kanier saved Mr. Alexander Little, a brother of deceased, from drowning. Having a considerable distance to swim, be could not reach the unfortunate man until he was out of sight. The body was in the water one hour and a half before it could be found. He leaves a mother, two brothers, and a sister to mourn his untimely end. A warning to Sabbath breakers!


YOUNG (St. Catharines) - A little boy, three years old, son of Mr. John Young, North street, was accidentally drowned on Sunday evening about six o'clock. The little fellow was playing outside the door and had an apple in his hands. He let it fall into a water barrel, and in reaching over it to secure the apple, he fell in and was drowned. He was not five minutes in the water before his

absence was noted and a search being made, he was found as above stated. A doctor was sent for and attempted to recover the vital spark but in vain.


SEYMOUR (Petrolia) - A very sad case of drowning occurred at Woodley's Dam, about a mile and half from this town. A young man named Augustus Seymour, who was unable to swim, went beyond his depth and before assistance could reach him was drowned. His body was recovered by J. L. King who dived for it.


BERRY - Died at the residence of John Burns, No 13 Barton street east, of brain fever, John Berry, in the 26th year of his age. Funeral from the above named residence, to-morrow, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


July 24, 1878


COOK - Died yesterday afternoon, at No 29 Main street east, Walter Nicholson, infant son of Charles and Mary Cook, aged 7 months. Funeral from the family residence, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BARRY - As was anticipated, the young man, John Barry, who was sunstruck at Toronto on Dominion Day, died at the residence of his parents on Catherine street north, yesterday. Deceased suffered severely up to his last moment, and from the first his recovery was doubtful. He was the sole support of his aged parents who have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. The St Vincent de Paul Society will attend the funeral, deceased having been a member of that organization .


BLACKADDER (Brucefield) - Mr. Robert Blackadder, aged about 64 years, was found dead in his bed last evening, A coroner's inquest was held when the jury returned a verdict of "Death from the excessive drinking of intoxicating liquor, and heart and lung disease".


KIMMERLY (Millpond) - This afternoon Jacob Kimmerly, about 40 years of age, while working in the Messrs Rathburn's lumber yard here, was seized with epilepsy and fell into the slip between the docks and was drowned.


PRESTON (Strathroy) - Mr. Anthony Preston, for many years Clerk of the Township of Adelaide, while driving here to-day, fell from the wagon in an apoplectic fit and died in about an hour.

SMITH (Collingwood) - A man named William Smith deliberately committed suicide this evening by jumping off the dock. He was brought from the bottom by the captain of the schooner "Dauntless", but refused all assistance, and immediately sank. An inquest will be held to-morrow.


SMITH (Jarvis) - A horrible double tragedy occurred early this morning near the village of Rockford, about five miles from here, in the County of Norfolk. George Smith, a farmer, and James Smith, his oldest son, a young man about 21 years of age, went from the house between two and three o'clock this morning to attend to their farm duties. They had been absent but a short time when the young man returned to the house and called on the rest of the family to get up. He then went to the bedroom occupied by his two sisters, young women, and attacked one with a wooden pump handle which he brought in with him, cutting frightful gashes on her bead and hurting her arms badly which she put up to shield herself with. He then struck the other sister some blows and she fell or threw herself on the floor near the door, exclaiming he had killed her. Probably thinking be had done so, he turned his attention to his youngest brother who fled to the kitchen and picking up a brass vessel, threw it at James, and getting possession of a pistol, held the murderer at bay, telling him he would shoot him if he came near him. James then left the house, and for some time it was supposed he had fled, but he has since been found in the barn hanging by his neck, dead. The old man was found behind the barn dead, with his head smashed in. The inference is that he was killed by his son before the attack was made on the rest of the family. His body had been dragged some distance towards a straw stack, the murderer probably contemplating hiding the body or burning it at the stack but abandoned his intention. The girl first attacked is dangerously hurt, her injuries having caused her to vomit blood. There had been a quarrel about sums of money which James had stolen from the old man on different occasions, and he had stolen money to go to the Oddfellows' excursion to Hamilton which comes off to-day, and his father had discovered this. The pump handle had been sawn off, leaving a square end, on purpose to accomplish his murderous intention.


July 25, 1878


MCLARTY - Died at North Yarmouth, on the 19th instant, Mr. Alexander McLarty, a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, aged 77 years.


MCAFEE - Died at the residence of his son, in St. Thomas, on the 20th instant, Donald McAfee, aged 87 years.


MCLACHLIN - Died on Wednesday morning, July 19th, very suddenly, John McLachlin, Esq, of South Dorchester, aged 80 years.

ELLIOTT - One of the largest Orange funeral which have ever been known in this part of Canada took place at Jordan, on Sunday, when the remains of Bro. Elian Elliott were consigned to their last resting place. There were between 1500 and 2000 present.


PLECHER - Mr. Thomas Plecher of Port Burwell died on Sunday. He contracted fever in St. Louis where he was visiting some friends. He was one of the oldest citizens and held the position of postmaster for thirty years.


July 26,1878


DAVIES - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Ella Maud, third daughter of James M. and Sarah Davies, aged 3 years and 9 months. Funeral from her father's residence, 70 Hughson street south, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SHIELDS - Died at Woodstock at the residence of Mrs. Charles, on the 19th July, Milton Schofield Shields, aged 9 months.


LAMB - Mrs. Lamb, wife of Mr. William Lamb, of Cheapside, died suddenly of apoplexy the other day. She was 74 years of age.


SAUNDERS (St. John, N.B.) - Hon John Simcoe Saunders, President of the Legislative Council, died at Fredericton this morning.


DAVIS (Montreal) - A very young child named Raoul Davis was killed by being run over by a wagon. The inquest resulted in a verdict of 'accidental death'.


CROOKER - The inquest on the body of the late George Crooker, who died suddenly while at work on Mr. Ed Dancey's farm, 1st concession, Township of Seneca, revealed the fact that deceased had left his work the day before to come to Caledonia to make some purchases for himself, and procured a gallon and a half of whiskey with which he returned, drinking heavily. He was exposed to the hot sun and lay out all night, and doubtless had continued drinking. He was found by Mr. Dancey quite insensible, and died shortly afterward. The jury, under Coroner Macdonald, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor and exposure.


BROWN - James Brown, a fitter in the Air Line shops in St. Thomas, died suddenly on Tuesday morning of heart disease. He was at work on Monday, but feeling unwell in the evening,

he consulted a doctor, and had to be removed home where he died a few hours afterwards. He was about 45 years of age.


CROCKER (Langford) - One Crocker, a labourer living in New England, died in the open fields on Thursday, the 16th instant. Deceased was addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor, and it is generally supposed that death resulted from the combined effects of whiskey and the hot sun.


DARE - A short time since, near the same place, a ten-year-old son of Peter Dare was kicked in the chest by one of his father's horses, sustaining injuries that cause death within a few hours.


July 27, 1878


PARKER - Patrick Parker, employed on a farm in Blanshard, has died from the effects of sunstroke.


GUNN (Halifax) - Yesterday, a young man named Neil Gunn, employed at Moyer's mill at Bedford, took a fit while crossing the railway embankment and fell into the water and was drowned before assistance could reach him.


NICHOLS - A respectable farmer, named George Nichols, of the Township of Markham, living four miles from Richmond Hill, committed suicide last night by cutting his throat.


WILSON (Woodstock) - On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Swan was requested to attend a young woman named Polly Wilson who is employed as servant at the Bank of Commerce. From the appearance of the girl, childbirth was suspected, and although she denied it, on making an examination the surmise was found to be correct. It appears the girl had been confined in the morning and had carried the child in a pail and deposited it in the water closet where it was subsequently found. A jury was sworn and Dr. McLay was instructed to make a post mortem examination when he found that the child was full grown and had been born alive. The jury then adjourned for further evidence. The girl had only been in town about three months, having been latterly in the States. Her friends lived here some years ago.


MATTHEWSON (Montreal) - A deliberate murder for the sake of robbery has been committed near Rouse's Point. A pedlar named Matthewson embarked in a boat at Lacolie, St. John's County, in this province, on Wednesday, with a man named Costfrolaz, alias Meribel, for another point on the River Richilieu. Matthewson had with him a large amount of silks, a gold watch, and some money. His companion returned alone some time after. To enquiries for Matthewson, he gave unsatisfactory answers, and soon after left the place. Suspicions of foul play being aroused, a search was made, and Matthewson’s body was found in the river with his head

smashed and his hands terribly cut, leaving no doubt that he had been murdered and thrown into the river. Costfrolaz was seen here yesterday, and the detectives are now after him. (Name later given as Motherson)


LEIZAR - George Leizar's house, about four miles from Yarmouth, was burned this morning, and Leizar himself perished in the flames. He was of unsound mind, and figured before the public during the civil war in the States in connection with counterfeiting $4 Nova Scotia bills in Boston. Several hundred dollars in silver were found on the premises after the fire, and there is reason to believe the unfortunate man committed suicide.


FORMAN - Mrs. Forman, wife of Rev. R. J. Forman, recently of Mount Forest, has died in Kincardine.


LLOYD - The funeral of the late Mr. James Lloyd, of Scotland, formerly of St. Catharines, was very largely attended. Deceased was born in England and passed his early life there, and came to this country in the year thirty-seven, and resided at or near St. Catharines for a time, and then removed to the neighbourhood of Brantford where he has resided ever since, part of the time as a farmer, and for the last ten years living a retired life in Scotland village. He and his widow, who survives him, were members of the Congregational Church in good standing.


HARRIS - Died on Saturday, July 27th, 1878, at 8 o'clock in the forenoon, John W. Harris, aged 52 years. The funeral will leave the family residence, No 11 Cannon street west, at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Though his decease has been for a long time expected, the news that John W. Harris has passed away will strike his many friends with surprise as well as heartfelt sorrow. He died at his residence, No 11 Cannon street west, at 9 o'clock this morning surrounded by his family and a few friends. His departure was peaceful. He had been reduced by a long illness to such a condition of weakness that death brought little change when it finally overtook him. Since Thursday he was unconscious, and for some days previous, only his intimate friends had been permitted to see him.

John W. Harris was born in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England, in the year 1826 and had just passed his 52nd birthday a few days ago. His father died when he was but a lad, and he came to Canada not long after accompanied by his mother and sisters. His mother died in London at the age of 78, and two sisters, Mrs. Cole of London, and Mrs. Mitchell of Windsor, survive him. For some time after his arrival in Canada, he resided in Toronto where he completed his apprenticeship as a printer. In 1849 he commenced the publication of tbe Dundas "Warder" in

company with Mr. S. Jones, now of Ottawa, who was related to Mr. Harris by marriage. Tbe firm subsequently removed to Hamilton where they carried on a job printing business and were also interested in various newspapers. Mr. Harris, in company with Mr. Robertson, started the "Canadian" in Hamilton. He acted later as foreman in the offices of the "Banner" and the "Advocate", and he was afterwards connected with Mr. Orrey in the publication of the "Times". When the late Mr. Racey bought the "Times" Mr. Harris remained as general manager of the busines, a position which he filled until the death of Mr. C. E. Stewart who succeeded Mr. Racey as proprietor. His, connection with the "Times" office was maintained until his physical condition compelled him to abandon all work.

It was while Mr. Harris was manager of the "Times" that he became personally known to most of tbe citizens of Hamilton. Those who worked under him and were privileged to know him intimately will remember his untiring devotion to the work he had in hand. Early and late, John W. Harris was at his post. Every detail of tbe business from garret to cellar was familiar to him. He bought the stock,made contracts for advertising, figured out estimation for job work, kept tbe machinery in order, saw that the duties of his subordinates were laid out and attended to, listened to complaints and was interviewed by the bores, and had a general control over the whole office. His brains and industry built up tbe business, but unfortunately his overwork laid the foundation of the illness which finally caused his death.

He had his faults, but selfishness was not one of them. Day after day when there was a pressure of business be would neglect his meals, remaining frequently in his office till late at night. When he grew older, he seemed to be without any reserve of vitality and he died at a comparatively early age without any defined disease - a prematurely old man.

His relations with those under his direction were of such a nature that one and all have a kind word to say of him. While he had little toleration for carelessness or neglect of duty, he never held spite. The boy who was reprimanded one day, was restored to favour as soon as fault was corrected and no employee ever went to him with a positive grievance which was not remedied at once. In fact he would take more trouble to serve friends that to advance his own interests as many can tesify who have been indebted to him for good offices. Among the successful men who learned their business from Mr. Harris we may mention Mr. James Romerville, of the Dundas "Banner"; Mr. George Roberts, of Roberts and Griffin; Mr. C. Donavan; and many others.

Fond of congenial company and intensely interested in aquatic and athletic sports, he yet seldom took time to gratify his tastes in that direction. When he did get out for a night on a yacht or a drive in the country, he was the life of the company, giving himself up to pure enjoyment and showing his feelings like a boy. He never lacked invitations to take recreation, and the youngest nan in the crowd was always pleased when Mr. Harris consented to make one of a party

In politics, Mr. Harris was a Reformer of the most pronounced stripe. He felt a party defeat as a personal injury, and when the Reformers won a constituency he could not have rejoiced more at the receipt of a legacy. His enthusiasm did much to keep others in the harness and was of infinite service in making announcements and speaking the right word at the right time through the paper to advance the cause he had at heart. The Reformers of Hamilton knew that their interests were safe in his hands and a great deal was left to his discretion. All his political services were given without hope of reward, for he would have been tbe last man to rush his claims for a practical acknowledgment of tbe work he performed.

At the time of his death Mr. Harris was a member of the School Board in which body he had served for over four years with great acceptability. The erection of the handsome school building on Cannon street was in a great measure due to his exertion.

John W. Harris died without accumulating a fortune, but he has left his monument in the hearts of those who knew him. He was loyal to his employees, loyal to his party, and above all loyal to his friends. His long connection with the Press made his name well known in newspaper circles throughout Ontario, and many will grieve that another landmark has fallen. We share in the general regret that a good journalist and an honest man has passed away, and we feel the pangs of a deeper sorrow at the loss of a valued persons 1 friend. We shall not soon look upon his like again.

Mr. Harris leaves a widow and seven children, three sons and four daughters, who have the sympathy of a wide section of the community in their irreparable loss

His remains will be interred on Monday afternoon, tbe funeral leaving the house at 4 o'clock.


July 29, 1878


MILLER - Died in this city, on Sunday, the 28th instant, Martha Susanna, daughter of Mr. James Miller, painter, late of Hamilton, in the 30th year of her age. Funeral this (Monday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mr, J. W. Ross, 72 Wellington street north. Friends and acquaintacnes will please accept this intimation.


LOVERENNE - Henry Loverenne, one of the oldest settlers in Norfolk County, was buried near Delhi on Thursday, tbe 25th instant. He was well known throughout the county and highly esteemed.


ADAMS - A young girl named Adams was drowned in the water works at St. Hyacinthe, last night.

BALFOUR - About 8 o'clock last (Sunday) night a sad case of drowning, the result of a practice which cannot be too severely condemned took place at Merritton on the Welland Canal. The propellor "Garden City" of tbe Northern Transportation Co's line was in the canal there, and three of her crew went out in a small flat-bottomed boat on the waste water at Lock No 12. They had been sailing about for a short time when several of those on shore began to throw stones at those in the boat just as they were about to land. The man in the stern was then seen to move his body violently rocking the boat which toppled over and filled with water. As it was about to sink, the men all jumped into tbe water. Two of them after a severe struggle reached tbe shore which was but a few yards distant, but the third never came to the surface.

It is supposed that he was rendered insensible by striking some hard substance as he went down and was thus unable to make an effort to save himself. There were a number of people on the bank at the time but no immediate effort was made to save the unfortunate man as it was believed that his disappearance was but a sequel to the fooling which had been going on previously. As soon as it was believed that the young man was drowning, strenuous efforts were made by diving and other means to recover the body, but up to a late hour they were unsuccessful. The drowned man's name was John Balfour, a deckhand, unmarried, and belonging to Ogdensburg.


July 30, 1878


CUDDY - Mr. James Cuddy, one of the oldest settlers in the Township of Adelaide, died at his residence yesterday aged 78 years.


MORGAN (Strathroy) - Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock a barn belonging to Mr. Richard Morgan, four miles west of here, was burned, together with a large quantity of wheat and hay of this year's harvest. A little girl of Mr. John Morgan's, who was playing in the barn, was burned to death. The cause of the fire is unknown.


HEALY (Toronto) - The body of the man found in the bay last evening was identified at the inquest to-day as that of Thomas Healy, a tin pedlar, who has been missing from his home since Tuesday last. A verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. Deceased leaves a wife and a small family destitute.


FLAVER, ADAMS, LEEDS - A sad drowning accident is reported on the Gatineau. A party of young men started for Lake Nadeau and one of them, named Flaver, waded in the lake to rush

the yacht into deep water, and while doing so fell into a hole. Another of the party, named Adams, in the boat reached over to rescue him, but was dragged into tbe water. Paul Leeds, the adjuster of scales for that district, was on the bank of the lake and seeing the accident and being

an excellent swimmer threw off coat and plunged into the lake. On reaching the other two, they grasped him around the body and the three were drowned. Two of the bodies were recovered ten minutes after, life being extinct. The other was recovered about an hour after. Mr. Leeds was 20 years of age and the sole support of his elderly father and mother. The others were 16 and 17 respectively.


HESLIN (Alliston) - Mr. Edward Heslin, who for some time past has been suffering from mental derangement, left the house of his son-in-law on Saturday afternoon unperceived. Fearful that something might have happened, search was made and on Sunday forenoon he was found in the bush with his throat cut and an open razor lying near. Dr. Chaffey, coroner, was summoned, an inquest held, and a verdict returned in accordance with the circumstances.


July 31, 1878


STERLING - Died in great peace, on the 31st instant, in the city of Hamilton, Emma, beloved wife of Mr. S. M. Sterling, and eldest daughter of Rev. W. H. Poole, Toronto, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Park and Robinson streets, to the G.W.R. depot at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1st. Burial in Prince Edward county, near Trenton. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROSS - Died in Ingersoll, 23rd instant, Catherine Ross, aged 32 years.


MURRAY - Died at Woodstock, 16th instant, Mr. David Murray, aged 32 years.


MAYHEW - Died at Springfield, Illinois, on the 12th instant, Miss Mary Mayhew, eldest daughter of John Aldis Mayhew, of Thamesville.


MCKAY - Died at Bothwell, on the 25th instant, Thomas McKay, of consumption, in the 25th year of his age.


KINGSBOROUGH - A young man, named John Kingsbornugh, son of William Kingsborough, of Seneca, got entangled in the tumbling end of a threshing machine to-day. His leg was torn clear off below the knee, rendering immediate amputation necessary. The shock to the system was so great that he died in a few minutes after the operation.


KILLARY (Montreal) - Lawrence Killary, 52 years of age, was found dead in his bed from congestion of the lungs.

LIDDLE (Clifton) - Mr. George Liddle, surveyor of customs at this port for the last 24 years, died last evening after a long and painful illness, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.


FORDYCE - On Saturday William Fordyce, school teacher, near Fergus, dropped dead. Heart disease was the cause. He was a young man of much promise and was formerly a student at the Guelph High School. About six months ago, he was married to a daughter of Hugh Roberts, Reeve of Pilkington.


August 1, 1878


SULLIVAN - On Monday last week a son of Mr. Patrick Sullivan of Caledonia was kicked in the stomach by a horse and so severe was the injury that notwithstanding surgical aid was promptly obtained, the lad, about 13 years of age, died on Wednesday last.


JOHNSTON - Mr. Johnston, brother of Mr. Joshua Johnston, of Dundas, died on Tuesday last. Deceased had only come to Dundas a short time ago. He left England in search of health, arrived in New York on his way to Canada in hot weather, got sunstruck, and only reached his brother to die.


MOORE - On Sunday last as Mr. Neil Moore was undergoing an operation in the Western Hotel, London, conducted by Dr. Hanson and others for the removal of a tumour in his side, he succumbed and died. The deceased was a teacher of Galt, and son of Mr. Dugald Moore, of Strathroy.


SCOTT - Died in Galt, on Tuesday, 30th ultimo, James Alexander, son of Mr. Frank A. Scott, aged 14 months and 20 days.


EADIE - Died at Mount Pleasant, near Brantford, July 19th, 1878, Margaret Maclean, widow of the late John Eadie, and a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 80 years, 5 months, and 12 days.


August 2, 1878


AUFORD - Yesterday afternoon, a fatal accident occurred at one of the bridges on the H. & N. W. railway. It appears that a number of lads were playing about tbe bridge during the afternoon, running across it, etc., and while the latter part of the sport was going on, a little boy named George Auford, eight years old, fell off tbe bridge into the creek and before any assistance could be rendered, be wes drowned. The body was recovered a short time after.

In the evening an inquest was held before Dr. White, coroner, at the residence of the deceased boy's father who lives on the corner of Wentworth and Couth streets. Dr. Locke was also present

and made an examination of the body, giving it as his opinion that death had resulted from suffocation by drowning.

William Forks, a little boy about nine years of age, gave evidence to tbe effect that be and several others had been going over the bridge when tbe deceased fell off into the water and they did not see anything more of him. Two of them remained on the bridge while another went after the drowned boy's mother.

Mr. Angus Reid testified to having found tbe body and brought it to the surface with grappling irons.

James Tait gave evidence corroborating that of William Forks.

The jury after a short deliberation rendered a verdict of "accidental drowning". The jury further stated that they would recommend that the railway company should take measures to prevent boys running across tbe bridge or going on the tracks.


BAIKIE - We regret to hear of the death of Rev. James Baikie, formerly of Ancaster and Barton, which sad event took place in St. Thomas on Friday last. Deceased was born in Chippawa on the 7th August, 1840; became a student of the Presbyterian Free Church in 1858; and finished his studies in 1868. He was inducted to the charge of Ancaster and Barton in November, 1870, but on account of ill health, resigned in 1872. He removed to St. Thomas and was subsequently inducted as pastor of Port Stanley in September, 1875. Last September he had to resign on account of ill health which has now carried him off, much lamented.


August 3, 1878


BOURGUE (Montreal) - The body of Charles Bourgue, the law student drowned on Sunday, was recovered to-day.


LYNN - A man named James Lynn, a brakesman on the Grand Trunk, was killed last night near Trenton. He was braki ng on a freight train and fell between the cars and was literally cut in pieces. Lynn was about 25 years of age, was married, and lived in Toronto. The body was brought there to-night on the express train. The funeral will take place on. Sunday.


TAYLOR (Halifax) - A little boy, six years old, son of Rev. Mr. Taylor, a Methodist clergyman, was drowned at Hantsport, Hants County, while playing on some logs.


CARTER (Aylmer) - On Wednesday last two sons of John Carter, aged 16 and 18 respectively, went to a mill pond for the purpose of bathing. The elder fell into the pond and the younger jumped in to rescue his brother, and both were drowned.

NICOL - Drowned in Burlington Bay, 7th June, 1878, Joseph Nicol, born July 13, 1848. Funeral will leave the residence of his brother, W. B. Nicol, 147 John street south, at 3:30 p.m., to-morrow (Sunday). Friends and acquaintances will pleuse accept this notice.


August 5, 1878


WYATT - Died on the 4th instant, at 147 James Street south, Hamilton, Emma, relict of the late Henry Wyatt, aged 79 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, 6th instant, for the Church of the Ascension, and thence to St. Matthew's Church, East Flamborough, for interment.


ROBINSON - Died in this city, on Sunday, 4th instant, Thomas James, son of William Robinson, police constable, in the 4th year of his age. Funeral from his father's residence, comer of Emerald and Robert streets, this (Monday) afternoon at 4 o'clock.


MCGINNIS - Died in this city, on Sunday, August 4th, John Wesley, infant son of John McGinnis, aged 1 year. The funeral will take place this (Monday) afternoon, at 5 p.m. from the residence of his father, No 3 Kelly street. Friends will please attend without further notice.


CURRAN (Toronto) - A young man whose name is believed to be Curran, one of the Orange picnic party last night, fell off the steamer "Maxwell" about two hundred yards from the wharf and was drowned. All search for the body proved unsuccessful. To-day vigorous grappling is being carried on. It appears he was last seen asleep on the upper deck inside the railing, but how he got overboard is a mystery.


PATTERSON (Goderich) - A boy named Patterson, aged 9, was accidentally drowned to-day while bathing.


MATTE (Port Neuf) - A child, aged three years, son of a labourer name Matte, was drowned this morning while playing on a raft.


ORR, TUTTY - A man named Allan Orr and his two step-sons, David and Charles Tutty, left Scutari Island for Louisburg, Cape Breton, and while off Ragged Rocks, near Mainadieu, the boat sank and all three were drowned.


MCCARTHY (St. John, N.B.) - While Thomas McCarthy, of Boston, was bathing in Lower Cove slip this afternoon, he took a dive off a scow into the shallow water, and his head striking on a stone, he received a wound which rendered him senseless and caused his death by drowning. The boy was 14 years old.

WATTS (Montreal) - A boy named Watts was drowned in the river to-day while bathing. Body not recovered.


O'BRIEN (Toronto) - A lad named Joseph O'Brien was drowned in the lake this evening.


DAVIS (St. John, N.B.) - A horrible tragedy occurred at Dockerill's Opera Hall, Union street, this evening. The California Minstrels have been performing there during the week, Lew Davis, song and dance man, being among the company. Just before the performance was to commence this evening, Davis was in the dressing room with Atkinson, another member of the company. He borrowed Atkinson's pipe, then obtained tobacco from the property man, and next got the loan of Atkinson's pocket knife, and turning his back he suddenly cut his throat from ear to ear, and fell on his face and hands on the floor. The spectacle presented by the dying man as the blood flowed in strenms from the gash in his throat was sickening. Davis expired in about fifteen minutes without uttering a word. The money was remitted to the audience that had gathered and the lights turned down. Coroner Earle was immediately brought to the hall and after viewing the body decided to hold an inquest on Monday. Davis was about thirty years old, belonged to Bangor, Me., and he is said to be unmarried. For some years past he has been travelling with Billy Chase. No cause for the suicide is assigned, but it has been evident that there has been something preying on his mind. He refused to go on the stage once or twice during the week and has been morose and silent. His body remains in the Dockerill Hall for the present.


FINLAY - On the evening of Tuesday, Mr. William Finlay, of the Township of Luther, County of Wellington, accompanied by son-in-law, while driving towards Barrie on the Penetanguishene road, met with an accident which resulted in his almost instant death. The two were seated in a single buggy behind a restive horse, and when about four miles from here on descending a hill, part of the breaching of the harness became unhitched and caused the horse to run away. The son-in-law, Mr. James Hill, managed to escape injury by jumping from the vehicle, but Mr. Finlay, a man of about 5 5 years and portly, was thrown violently out, and lighting on his head, the concussion of the fall causing a fracture of the skull from the effects of which he died on being removed to an adjacent dwelling, and ere medical aid could be summoned. An inquest was held in the evening and a verdict of accidental death recorded.


HAMPTON (St. Thomas) - The body of Peter Hampton, a Soutbwold farmer, was found this morning in Turvill's millpond with a weight of iron attached to the neck. Hampton left his bed on Wednesday night and next day a man employed at Turvill's mill found a hat on the bridge over Kettle's creek at Reimer's brewery. Yesterday it began to be suspected that Hampton had

committed suicide and this morning search was made for him in the vicinity of the bridge with the result stated. He was about 45 years of age and a heavy drinker.


August 6, 1878


NICHOLLS (Dundas) This morning about eleven o'clock Joseph Nicholls, an employee of Messrs John Fisher & Son, paper manufacturers, while putting on a belt was caught in tbe machinery and killed instantly. Deceased was a sober and steady man about 35 years of age, and leaves a wife and family unprovided for. An inquest is being held.


MUIR - A few days ago Mr. Andrew Muir, a well known resident of Ainleyville in days gone by, died suddenly at hin residence, the temperance hotel, three miles and three-quarters south of Brussels. It appears that Mr. Muir, who was in his 63rd year, had been drinking heavily for some time past and had fallen from the platform in front of the house thereby sustaining injury to his brain which resulted in his death. Deceased was well and favourably known throughout the section, having carried on business in Brussels for a number of years.


WOODWARD - Mrs. Woodward, relict of the late John Woodward, a prominent merchant miller, died very suddenly at her residence in St. Catharines on Saturday afternoon. In the morning Mrs. Woodward attended market and appeared to be in her usual good health, on her return to her residence assisting in the preparation of dinner. After eating, she complained of feeling fatigued, and the day being sultry she lay down on a lounge under a tree in the backyard. A few minutes after she called to her daughter, Mrs. Lalor, to bring her a drink of water, and the latter in complying with the request saw blood pouring from ber mother's mouth. After drinking the water, her daughter assisted her into the house where she reclined on a lounge, and in about two minutes breathed her last. Mrs. Woodward was about 70 years of age and had up to a few years ago enjoyed excellent health. She leaves two sons and a daughter, and several grandchildren to mourn her sudden taking off.


August 7, 1878


DOY - Died at 140 West avenue north, at two o'clock this morning, Victor George, son of Richard and Louisa Doy, from England. Funeral will leave 140 West avenue to-morrow (Thursday) at 4 o'clock.


MCDONALD - (Kingsville) A man named Angus McDonald, living near this place, while helping a neighbour threshing, fell suddenly dead. The supposed cause is heart disease.

OGSTON (Whitby) - George Ogston, a well known farmer of this place, met his death to-day while practice was going on at the rifle range. He was marking at the butts for some members of the rifle association and incautionsly exposed himself without hoisting the danger flag as one of the riflemen was firing at the 500 yard range, and was struck in the back, a little above the right hip. The wounded man expired about two hours after the accident.


HOPKINS (Norwich) - Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, William Hopkins, a well-to-do and respectable farmer, about four miles west of here, is supposed to have committed suicide. After returning home from town he put out his horse, delivered to his wife some goods purchased in town, and went to the barn. His son, a lad of some 12 years being near the barn, heard the report of the revolver and ran in only to see his father breathe his last. The revolver lay in his lap. He leaves a wife and two children. The verdict of the coroner's jury was "That deceased came to Ms death by a revolver shot from his own hand, whether intentionally or accidentally they could not say".


KILLAM - Mrs. W. R. Killam dropped dead in church at Berwick last Sunday.


MCGENCHY (St. John, N.B.) - D. McGenchy, while working in the barn of James A. Brown, Lower Woodstock, fell off a scaffolding, receiving such a shock that he died the same evening.


August 8, 1878


FARMER (Clifton) - Arthur Farmer, a young man about 19 years of age, who belongs to Woodstock, Ontario, has been visiting his sister, Mrs. G. G. Howard, of this place. He started yesterday evening and rowed from Chippawa to Navy Island in a small rowboat. He left the island in the evening to return and that was the last seen of him. Part of the boat and oars were found this evening below the falls which leads to the supposition that he must have been caught in tbe current and carried over the falls. Every effort is being; made to recover the body and men are watching the river all along the shore.


PETERMAN (Aurora) - A very sad accident occurred about four miles south of this place to-day. While one of Mr. George Stewart's hands was raking with a horse rake in the field, a son of Mr. Peterman of Collingwood, who was spending his vacation with Mr. Steward, got on the rake beside the driver when the horse got frightened at something and kicked, hitting the boy in the breast and instantly killing him.

 August 9, 1878


ALLEN (Toronto) - Mr. R. M. Allen, barrister, died to-day.


CANN (Toronto) - At the inquest on the body of the child Cann, who was drowned in a cistern yesterday, the jury returned a verdict of "accidental death" and censured persons who allow cisterns to remain uncovered.


BEETTON (Ridgetown) - A very sad and fatal accident happened here to-day. A young son of Hugh Beetton fell from a swing in his father's barn, breaking his neck.


GRAY - On Wednesday morning Alexander Gray died at the Guelph Central Hospital, having succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever. Deceased had been ill for six weeks, but only became dangerously so about a week ago when he was taken by friends to the hospital. Mr. Gray came to Guelph from Aberdeenshire about four years ago and was employed in the wholesale grocery of James Massle, M.P.P. He afterwards was a traveller for Messrs Weir and Bryce. All the time he has been living here he was held in high esteem by his friends and acquaintances, and his death at a comparatively early age will cause a feeling of sadness in the breasts of many, that time alone can dispel. He was an active member of tbe Caledonian and St. Andrew's societies. He was buried on Thursday.


August 10, 1878


HORNIBROOK (Cobourg) - A young man named George Hornibrook to-day, after shooting a duck in the factory pond, swam out to get it and was afterwards found drowned. He is supposed to have taken a cramp or got tangled in the weeds.


Reynolds (Windsor) Michael O'Brien, Odette and Wherry's teamster, was arrested last evening for running over and instantly killing a two-year-old daughter of James Reynolds. He was discharged this morning, not having seen the child until after the accident.


SWINFORD (Guelph) Henry, third son of Capt. H. H. Swinford, died this morning after a short illness of congestion of the lungs. The deceased was employed as an assistant book keeper in Mr. Massie's warehouse, and afterwards for Hill, Mcintosh, and Innes. Harry, as he was familiarly named by his acquaintances, was highly esteemed by every person with whom he came in contact for amiable disposition, courteous bearing, and the high sense of honour guiding all his actions.


SHARP (Guelph) - An inquest was held by Coroner Swan on Tuesday, the 6th instant, on the body of John Sharp, found on the track of the P.D. & L.H. railway at Dunlop's Cut, about five

miles north of this town. From the evidence it appeared that Sharp got on the train going north on Monday evening intending to go to Strathallen, but by mistake got off at Donaldson's crossing and wandered along the track, and becoming tired sat down on the track, and was struck by a passing train and instantly killed. The deceased was under the influence of liquor when last seen alive. The verdict of the coroner's jury was in accordance with the above facts. No blame is attached to the railway company.


CORNISH - On Tuesday last, Mrs. William Cornish, of Brantford, received a message from her friends in Waterford that her mother was dying. She at once set out to reach the bedside of her aged parent, but within an hour and while in the carriage, death came to the daughter, and the conveyance returned to the city with the corpse. Mrs. Cornish was affected with disease of the heart, and doubtless her anxiety hastened her death.


SCHULTZ - A little daughter of Mr. John Schultz of Hamburg choked to death one evening this week while eating an apple. Dr. Stiefelmeyer was called in as soon as possible, but the vital spark had fled about five minutes before his arrival.


PELCHIER (Ottawa) - At an early hour this morning, a great deal of excitement was created in the city of St. Joseph street, Rochesterville.by the reported murder of a woman named Lomene Pelchier. It turned out later, however, that she kept a disorderly house and was frightened to death by a crowd of roughs who entered the premises for the purpose of dancing. A raffle had been held at a house on the opposite side of the road, and those who took throws were promised a dance at Mrs. Pelchior's house. They were disappointed, and for spite kicked two doors off the hinges and otherwise caged the house. A stone was also thrown upstairs where Mrs. Pelchior was. It landed at her feet, and she fled in the direction of her room. On reaching the door, she dropped dead. One young man named O'Connor, a member of the gang, has been arrested. The medical evidence at the inquest this morning went to show that the unfortunate woman's lungs were badly congested and that her death was hastened by fright. A verdict to that effect was returned.


August 12, 1878


RUTHVEN - Died on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 136 James street north, Austin, infant son of Jane and Andrew Ruthven, aged 4 months. The funeral will take place from the above residence at 3:30 o'clock, this (Monday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

DOYLE (Montreal) - A single woman, between 30 and 40 years of age, named Mary Doyle, belonging to Point St. Charles, was killed by a Grand Trunk train this morning at the Blue Bonnet crossing, seven miles from the city.


MARTIN (Montreal) - The bodies of the two brothers named Martin, who were drowned a few days ago, were found last evening near Longue Pointe.


WESTOVER - Last night two tramps were put off the train between Aurora and Newmarket. They discovered the body of a man horribly mangled on the track. They immediately gave the alarm and during the night the body was brought to the Newmarket station by a passing train in charge of Constable Bogart. Dr. Hillary, coroner, held an inquest on the unfortunate man whose name was ascertained to be David Westover, a moulder by trade, who was on his way to Aurora. The jury brought in a verdict of "Killed by being accidentally run over by the mixed train".


FRIEND - An accident happened in Humberside a few days ago of a peculiar nature. A Mr. Friend on returning home in an empty waggon leaned back to make a feint of taking a boy's cap who was climbing up behind when the horses making a sudden start he fell backward out of the waggon sustaining such injuries as to cause death on the following morning.


August 13, 1878


HORNERS - A brakesman, named Horners, was killed at the Grand Trunk at St. Lamberts by falling off a freight train. The verdict in the case as well as that of Mary Doyle, killed at a crossing near Montreal on Saturday, was "accidental death".


RYTER - Between seven and eight o'clock on Thursday night, an old lady named Mrs. Ryter, attempted to cross the Grand Trunk track at the 7th crossing, half a mile west of Georgetown, when an eastbound train was approaching, but before she got over she was struck by the locomotice and instantly killed.


August 14, 1878


RIGER - Died at 84 Peter street, on the 13th instant, Laura, only daughter of Charles and Selina Riger. Funeral at 3 p.m. to-morrow.


BROWN (Ottawa) - This morning a woman named Mrs. Brown was found dead in the Emigration Sheds near the Rideau. With her husband and two children she came to Ottawa from England some days ago and located at the sheds until they could find work.

Information of her death was given to Coroner Lynn who held an inquest to-day. A verdiot of "death from apoplexy" was returned.


ADAMS (Georgetown) - A sad accident occurred on the arrival of the Grand Trunk excursion train from Barrie at the H. & N.W. railway depot here last night. One of the excursionists named Samuel Adams, a brick layer belonging to Brampton, accidentally fell between the cars and was run over. His body was cut in twain. An inquest will be held.


CONNOLLY - Mrs. Connolly, relict of the late John Hamilton Connolly, died suddenly of heart disease at her residence in Guelph on Sunday last.


April 15, 1878


BERTRAND (Montreal) - An accident occurred on the Grand Trunk near St. Hilaire station to-day. A train coming round a sharp curve struck a hand-car on which a young girl named Bertrand was seated, knocking her off and fatally injuring her.


DION (Rimouski) - As an express train from the west was approaching this station to-day, it struck a man named Edward Dion of Rimouski who was walking along the track, killing him instantly.


August 16, 1878


STANTON (Montreal) - The body of Robert Stanton, missing since Monday, was found in the river to-day. There is no doubt that the unfortunate man committed suicide as he was insane.


BOULTON (Toronto) - Mr. James Boulton, the eldest barrister in the city, died to-day aged 79. He was called to the Bar in 1832.


MAYER (Toronto) - William Mayer, a section man on the Northern Railway, was knocked down last night by a passing Grand Trunk train, the wheels going over his left leg and arm, and causing such injuries that he died this morning in terrble agony at the General Hospital. He leaves a wife and family.


FOGARTY (Parkhill) - A sad accident occurred here this afternoon by which a young boy, aged six years, son of Mr. Martin Fogarty of this place, was burned to death. He was in the act of building a fire and in putting coal oil on the wood and igniting it, the can burst and the flames caught his clothes. The poor child was so frightfully burned that death ensued a couple of hours afterwards.

BEATTY (Paris) - A sad accident occurred on the Grand Trunk near this place this morning. An excursion train from Bright and Drumbo was conveying a party to Burlington Beach and when nearing the station a brakesman named Beatty, who was on top of the car, was struck by an overhead bridge and was so injured that he died a short time after. Deceased was an employee of the G.T.R. and was much respected by all who knew him.


August 17, 1878


CONGRIFF - Some months ago a resident of Dundas, Mr. John Congriff, removed to Sedalia, Mo., U.S., with his wife and two sons, and we now regret to learn that while Mrs. Congriff was lighting a fire on the 12th of July, she very thoughtlessly made use of some kerosene to expedite the work, which resulted in an explosion and in her being very seriously burned. The unfortunate old lady survived until the 2nd of August when death put an end to her sufferings at the age of 65 years.


MCMAUGH (St. Catharines) - One of the saddest accidents we have heard of for a long time occurred on the propeller "Dominion" of this port on Wednesday morning, the 14th instant while on her way from Detroit to Port Colborne. Captain R, McMaugh had his wife and also his son on board for a trip. The latter was an interesting little fellow, 6 years old. On Monday evening about six o'clock, the boy was playing on the deck near midship, the steamer at this time being about ten miles below Long Point, Lake Erie. The cook who happened to be on deck heard a sudden splash in the water, and on looking round discovered the little fellow to be gone. Neither his father, mother, nor any person saw him fall into the water and can therefore give no explanation of how it happened further than is stated above.

It is a very distressing calamity, and the saddest affliction which could have befallen his loving parents who almost idolized him. He was an unusually bright and intelligent child, and we are sure the family will have the heart-felt sympathy of the community in their sudden and unlooked-for bereavement. Shipmasters and others are earnestly requested to have a careful lookout for the body.


CONLEY - The recent exceptionally stormy weather has been more than usually prolific of boating accidents on Burlington Bay. It was only the other day that the upsetting of two yachts, the result of being struck by sudden squalls of wind, was chronicled in these columns, but fortunately in each case there was no loss of life to be recorded. The last one, however, has had a very melancholy and fatal ending, and the sad fate which has befallen Miss Minnie Conley, just on the verge of life, should cause some efforts to be made towards the adoption of means to prevent the occurrence of these boating accidents.

Yesterday morning a party of Dundas pleasure seekers left that town in an open sailboat, or clinker, owned and navigated by Mr. James McConnecan of Dundas. The boat is a new one, built this year, and while possessing strength, it is said to have ‘lines’ which are not suitable to the withstanding of such a squall as that which passed over the bay yesterday afternoon. The party in the 'clinker', besides Mr. McConnecan, consisted of Mr. W. H. White, Mr. Austin Conley, Mrs. Galligan, Minnie Conley and Maggie Conley.

The party came down the Desjardins canal and entered the bay about 12:30, everything being apparently in a safe state and the utmost pleasure being expected by all. The waters of the bay were calm and unruffled, and only those accustomed to sailing could have noticed the small cloud, no bigger than a man's hand which darkened the south-western horizon and portended the coming danger.

The boat was directed across the bay after coming out of the canal, and when it passed Oaklands a short distance and being about a third of a mile from shore, the boat was struck by the squall and at once careened over to leeward and shipping a large quantity of water. Efforts were made to right her, but these failed. When the next puff struck the craft she was completely upset, throwing the passengers out, all of whom endeavoured to get upon the boat, but a second time she rolled over, and it is said six times, which if true proves that the party must have made extraordinary efforts to preserve their lives.

Finally all but Miss Minnie Conley succeeded in getting upon the bottom of the boat. To save her Mr. White twice parted his hold on the boat and raised her to a place of supposed safety, but each time either from weakness or fright she fell off and the third time she sank to rise no more. The steamer "Prince Arthur" at the time of the accident had just left Oaklands with a party of excursionists on board numbering about 1000 and had got out into the bay about half a mile when Mr. Bowman observed the condition of the boat and the peril of the party, but not being able to put the steamer about in the face of the storm for fear that she would drift on shore and perhaps cause the sacrifice of many hundreds of lives, he ordered the lifeboat to be lowered and manned, an order which Howard McPherson and George Black promptly and courageously obeyed. Putting off to the clinker, they succeeded in taking the five unfortunates off, conveying them to Oaklands where they were attended to, and when somewhat restored they were brought across the bay by the "Dennis Bowen" and took passage on the Dundas stage for home. It was said that there were originally eight on the bost, but that two ladies got out on reaching the bay to visit some friends in the city. It was also stated that a gentleman from St. Catharines was on board, but this was unfounded.

The body of Miss Conley has not been recovered up to the hour of going to press although persistent efforts have been made to find it. She was 23 years of age and is represented as having been of a most amiable and lovable disposition.

Her father is the proprietor of a boot and shoe store, King street, Dundas, and will no doubt have the sympathy of his fellow citizens in this his great sorrow.


PEARSON - Died on Thursday, August 15, 1878, Rebekah Godfey Goffim, wife of John Pearson, accountant, Hamilton.


SHAFER - Died in this city, on Thursday, the 15th instant, Lovina Shafer, relict of the late John Aaron Shafer, of Glanford, and eldest daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Hagle, of Glanford, aged 68 years, 4 months, and 12 days. The funeral will leave her son-in-law's residence, 128 Catherine street, at one o'clock, friends and acquaintances to attend at her late residence to conveying the body to Glanford.


BOYD (Stratford) - Mr. James Boyd, assistant station master of the Port Dover & Lake Huron Railway while assisting to make up a train this morning was killed by being crushed between an engine and a flat car. It was purely accidental, and no blame is attached to anyone. Mr. Boyd was a nephew of D. Tisdale, Q.C., of Simoe, and formerly of the North West Mounted Police. He has been in the employ of the railway company about a year, was an active intelligent young man, and had made many friends. His mother was on her way north to-day and happened to be on the station platform and a witness of the sad spectacle of her son's death.


HEADLY - (Arnprior) A man named William Headly was killed yesterday by lightning while working in a field about two miles from here.


TOUNS - The other day the inmates of the Poorhouse at Kinnettles were startled by the sudden death of one of the inmates, James Touns, who while in the act of singing "Hold the Fort" for the edification of his companions, suddenly sank back and died almost without a struggle.


CLARKE - The veteran contractor of Welland celebrity, Mr. A. Clarke, died in Buffalo a few days ago. Work was discontinued on the following day out of respect to his memory.


FITZGERALD - Those who are acquainted with D. C. FitzGerald will regret to learn that his wife died yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness which she bore with Christian fortitude. Mrs. FitzGerald leaves three children, the youngest of whom is only a few months old.


August 19, 1878


FITZGERALD - Died on Friday, 16th instant, at the residence of Mrs. S. B. Freeman, Elizabeth Aleen, beloved wife of Duncan FitzGerald, in the 25th year of her age. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon.

O’HERON - Died at Waterford, on the 9th instant, at the residence of her son, Morris O’Heron, Mrs. Margaret O’Heron, aged 82 years, 6 months, and 22 days.


LUNNIE (Quebec) - An inquest to-day on the body of Mr. Lunnie, who died suddenly yesterday, showed heart disease to be the cause of death.


THOMPSON (Windham) - A young lad named Arthur Thompson, aged sixteen, set fire to a tin of coal oil this morning while playing with it, the tin containing about three gallons of oil. He was terribly burned, and died this morning.


MCCAULEY (Brantford) - The funeral of the late Mr. McCauley of this town was very largely attended. The deceased gentleman was born in Hulshe, Scotland, in the year 1804. He emigrated to Canada, 1839, and settled in Nova Scotia where he purchased a quantity of land and entered into business as a farmer. Tiring of this occupation, he sold out and came to Brantford in the year 1850 where he remained up to the time of his death. He has left a large family and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss.


DEVINE - Died in this city, on the 19th of August, at her residence, No 221 York street, Mary Devine, relict of the late Richard Devine, Esq., county of Waterford, Ireland, aged 70 years. Funeral to-morrow for the new R.C. cemetery, at 2 o'clock.


HANCOCK - Mr. Isaac Hancock, a well known resident of Mount Elgin, met with a very sudden death in his harvest field on Wednesday last. It appears that they were cutting a field of grain and were preparing to begin work after dinner. He had just fixed his knives in the reaper when his son saw him suddenly fall to the ground. He immediately ran to him, but found that he was unconscious, and before aid could be summoned he had expired. His lungs and heart had been affected for some time, and it is supposed his sudden death was occasioned by this.


August 20, 1878


DEVINE - Monday morning at 3 o'clock Mrs. Mary Devine, a very old resident of this city, died. She was the relict of the late Richard Devine, and was a native of the County of Waterford, Ireland. The deceased and her husband came to Hamilton about forty years ago since which time she has resided here. She was in her 71st year at the time of her death which will be heard of with deep regret by hundreds in the city.

CHESTER - Died at St. Catharines, on the 16th instant, Mrs. Chester, aged 25 years.

At St. Catharines on Saturday, Coroner Comfort held an inquest on the body of Delia Chester who committed suicide by drowning herself in the canal near the gas works. The jury returned the following verdict: "That Bridget Chester came to her death in the city of St. Catharines on the 16th instant by drowning herself in the Welland canal while in a state of temporary insanity". Deceased was 25 years of age. Her father drowned himself twenty-five years ago in pretty nearly the same spot.


GIBBONS - Died on the 16th, at St. Catharines, Mrs, Jane Gibbons, relict of the late Mr. William Gibbons, aged 78 years.


MCKONNACHIE - Died at Merritton, on the 17th instant, George, son of Mr. George McKonnachie, aged 2 years.


CROTHER (Toronto) - The body of a young man named James Crother was found in the bay on Saturday. The jury returned a verdict of "found drowned".


RYAN (London) - The death is announced of Mr. James H. Ryan of the Clarence House which took place this morning at one o'clock. Deceased was of Irish birth, but emigrated to Canada at a very early age and had witnessed its growth up from a comparatively small village. He leave a wife and large family to mourn his loss.


WAUGH - A young man named Waugh, aged 17 years, was drowned at Icy Chute, about two miles below Burnstown on the Madawaska while bathing yesterday in company with two other young men. It is supposed he took cramps.


ROSIE - The only son of Mr. John Rosie, G.W.R. station master of Beamsville, aged about 11 years, was instantly killed on the morning of the 19th by running in between two cars laden with stone which were being shoved out of the way,


August 21, 1878


PETTINGER - Died suddenly at Barrie, Ontario, on the 20th instant, Mr. William Pettinger, an old resident of this city, aged 71 years. Funeral to-morrow from the Milton station. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. H. & N.W. railway leaves here at 7 o'clock a.m. for the same.


COOK - Died on Wednesday, August 21st, Jennie Ferguson, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Cook. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 94 Park street north, to-morrow (Thursday) at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

MCLELLAND (St. Catharines) - A son of Mr. Samuel McLelland, aged 13 years, about a week since at a picnic at Welland Avenue received a scratch on one of his feet, but the wound was so trivial that no attention was paid to it until about two days' ago when lockjaw set in and death resulted this morning.


MARSON (Quebec) - Mr. Marson, law clerk of the Legislative Assembly, is dead.


August 22, 1878


RENNARDSON (Toronto) The inquest on the body of Robert Rennardson, boat builder, aged 66 years, who was run over and killed on the Grand Trunk last night, resulted in the verdict of “accidentally killed”, and acquitting the train men of all blame.


WILLIAMS - Died at St. Catharines, on the 20th instant, Edward Ashton, infant son of Mr. Edward Williams, aged 6 months and 14 days.


CODD (Jarvis) - This morning near the first crossing this side of Hagersville, No 5 H. & N.W.R. express, bound south and due here at 9:35, ran over and instantly killed a man named William H. Codd. He lay crosswise on the track with his head on the rail, and the head was severed from the body as if cut with a knife. The remains were brought on the train to Hullsville of which place he was a resident. He was about 45 years of age and leaves a large family. He was of intemperate habits.


August 23, 1878


LITTLE - Died at Harley, county Brant, on the 19th instant, Mrs. Sarah Little, aged 96 years, a native of Armagh, County of Armagh, Ireland. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. B. A. Mitchell, of London.


PHILP (London) - Died on Wednesday, August 21st, at the Parsonage, 404 Clarence street, London, William Philp, aged 70 years, beloved father of the Rev. J.Philp, pastor of Queen's Avenue Methodist Church, in that city.

Rev. W. C. Philp, superannuated minister of the Methodist church, died suddenly at the residence of his son last evening. The latter is pastor of the Queen's Avenue Methodist Church. The deceased attended worship on Sunday and preached in London East in the evening in his usual health. He was afterwards striken with cholera morbus and sank rapidly until his death. He was a resident of this country since 1835, and for 25 years had been a faithful minister of the church to which he belonged. His age was 70 years.

HOBSON - The Chatham "Planet" reports the following melancholy occurrence in Raleigh. A girl named Flora Hobson, about 18 years of age, who has been living with a family named Backus in that township, but whose parents reside in Harwich, near the village of Blenheim, was taken suddenly ill early last evening and by eight o'clock she was dead. It is said her death was caused by intentionally drinking a four-ounce bottle full of laudanum. Trouble with her lover is presumed to be the cause of the rash act.


CRAIG (St. Thomas) - The young boy, Alexander Craig, who was on Wednesday kicked by a horse which he was trying to secure on the farm of Mr. James Preffer, Yarmouth, died from the effects of his injuries yesterday (Wednesday) morning.


THOMAS (Brant) - On Tuesday, the 20th, an elderly farmer named Robert Thomas, well known and highly esteemed in that neighbourhood, fell from the mow of his barn and sustained such injuries as caused his death a few hours afterward.


HARRINGTON (Clifton) - The young man, Harrington, who was run over by a yard engine, has since died of his injuries.


August 24, 1878


HUGH - A young man named Thomas Hugh, while bathing on the Madawaska, took cramps, and before his companions could give him assistance, he was drowned. The body was recovered shortly after.

STEIN - A brakesman, named Stein, was killed this morning about a mile west of Brantford on the G.W.R.


REID - James Reid, a gardener aged 78, died at the hospital in Toronto to-day from injuries he received through the upsetting of a wagon which he was driving on Thursday. An inquest was held this afternoon and a verdict returned accordi ngly.


August 26, 1878


STEIN - The inquest on the body of James Stein, the young man who met with a sad accident on Friday morning which proved fatal to him, was held at Mr. D. Hefferman's hotel, Brantford, by Coroner Webster. From the evidence given, it appears that on the morning in question deceased with others left the G.W.R. station on the gravel train of the B.N. & P.B. railway, and when near the culvert and about one mile south of Brantford, the car which was driven before the engine came in contact with a large stone. It was lifted up and left the rails, at the same time pitching young Stein forward into the creek, the car coming upon him and crushing him almost to death. As quickly as possible he was taken from beneath the car and carried forward to the other cars.

He was still breathing, and when asked by one of his mates how he felt, he replied, "Oh, I feel awful, Lay me down quickly". They did as requested, and soon after the poor unfortunate breathed his last. Other that a slight scalp wound, Stein did not appear to be injured, although it was apparent to all that he was suffering internally. The jury returned a verdict "that the deceased came to his death by accidentally falling beneath a car" and exonerated the company from all blame.

The body was brought to the residence of his parents in this city on Friday night last, and yesterday was conveyed to its last resting place, followed by an exceedingly large cortege of conveyances filled with friends and sympathizers of the family. The pall bearers were Messrs Mayo, Shackle, Reid, McKay, Thompson, and Land, the four former being fellow brakesmen, and the two latter old schoolmates of the deceased.


CHISHOLM (Halifax) - A young man named Duncan A. Chisholm, son of Archibald Chisholm, was drowned at Caledonia, Guys-borough County, while bathing.


IRVING A young man named Robert, son of Robert Irving, jumped into Yarmouth harbour to save his brother, nine years of age, in which he succeeded, but sank himself and was drowned.


O’ BRIEN (Humberstone) - Last night about half past nine, a girl working at Klee's hotel, named Annie O'Brien, of Fort Erie, was going to cross the canal, but it being so dark she did not notice the bridge being swung, and fell into the water and drowned before help was at hand. The body was got out a short time afterward.


SANDERS (Quebec) - The dead body of Mr. Sanders, late purser of the steamer "Clyde" who was drowned some days ago, was discovered to-day.


JOHNSON (Amherstburg) - A little boy, four years old, by the name of Johnson, fell off the dock and was drowned.


STEWART - This morning it is our duty to record another of those fatal accidents which have been too frequent on Burlington Bay this season, a prominent young citizen having lost his life, while a comrade had a providential escape from meeting a watery grave.

The facts connected with the lamentable catastrophe are as follows. On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Dean, G.W.R. station master here and four young men named respectivley W. J. Squire, T. A. Duggan, M. O. Jarvis and John D. Stewart hired the yacht "Cacique" from Bastien and went to witness the regatta at the Beach. After the race the young men began preparation for the home journey and were about to start shortly after eight o'clock when Mr. R. J. Duggan, barrister, as a

 storm appeared to be brewing and the night promised to be very dark, advised the amateur sailors to stay all night. They at first desired to do so, and Squire and Stewart telegraphed to their parents that they were not to leave the beach till yesterday morning. Subsequently at the earnest request of Jarvis the party resolved to risk the danger incident on a voyage to the city under the adverse circumstances named, and set sail for home. Mr. R. J. Duggan who had his yacht "Nellie" at the beach and who had intended to stay there overnight, being apprehensive of the result of such a course, resolved to accompany them in his vessel, and accordingly the two yachts left the wharf at the Beach in company, both tacking for the city.

The "Nellie" reached the city shortly after one o'clock, a semi-gale by the time blowing and the night dark as pitch. So dense was the darkness, indeed, that for an hour the vessel had to anchor within fifteen or twenty feet of her mooring near Mr. Luke Thompson's while the occupants were striving to ascertain the exact locality of the position. While the crew were so engaged, they heard low cries from the vicinity of the Emigrants' Wharf, but the wind was blowing so strongly that they could only be made out during the lulls. Believing it was some one in distress, Mr. Duggan sent one of his crew to Thompson's in a small racing shell he had in tow with the object of getting a boat to go to the relief of the parties in trouble, this being then unknown to those on the "Nellie".

In the interval, Mr. Duggan heard the cry of "Help" and in answer to the query,"What’s the matter?" got the reply "A man overboard". Mr. Duggan waited not for the arrival of the rowboat but requesting that the immersed one should keep himself afloat till he reached him, divested himself of his clothing and gallantly plunged into the noisy waters. He struck out for the vicinity from which he heard the voices, the darkness preventing him from seeing many yards to the front. Among the difficulties he had to encounter was that of getting entangled among the weeds and thrice had to stop and extricate himself, but what was that to one who would set out on such a perilous mission? On reaching the spot from which the noise proceeded, he found Jarvis of the crew of the "Cacique" clinging on the upturned canoe which had been in tow of that vessel. By a vigorous effort Mr. Duggan swam to shore with Jarvis, no easy proceeding, as the Emigrants' wharf was fully 100 yeards distant.

By this time, the "Cacique" had been brought up to the Emigrants' wharf at which several Great Western workmen had arrived to give their aid if necessary. Sorrow and regret were depicted on each one's countenance as they recited how one of their number was no longer with them. It appeared that after the "Nellie" parted company with them those on board the "Cacique" discovered that they had no easy way to reach the wharf but they succeeded tolerably well until they got up opposite the Emigrants' wharf, the wind having suddenly changed from the south-west to the same from the north-west. Their intention was to run into the wind and stay there, sending two of the crew in the canoe to get a boat placed so as to get the exact bearings.

Jarvis says he gave the order to let out the main sheet, and while the order was being executed he got in the way of the boom and was knocked overboard. Stewart, observing the accident, said he would go to the assistance of Jarvis, and jumped into the canoe and paddled to him. In the efforts to get Jarvis in, the canoe was overturned, and Stewart was also thrown into the water. The former says he saw Stewart throw up his hands above his head twice and then sink to rise no more. Jarvis got on top of the canoe and was rapidly becoming exhausted when Mr. Duggan valiantly came to his rescue. He had to be assisted home, but yesterdey had quite recovered. As far as we can learn, those on board the "Cacique" were powerless to render any aid to the immersed men, none of them being good swimmers and the heavy sea raging rendering it highly dangerous for any but an expert to take to the water.

After landing Jarvis safely, Mr. Duggan swam out to the spot where Stewart was supposed to have gone under but he could neither see nor hear anything of the unfortunate youth, and after a few minutes regretfully swam to the shore.

The sad news was broken to the parents almost immediately by Mr. Dean, and it is needless to say that they felt the loss keenly. His father and brother Robert at once ran to the wharf, but of course their presence there was of no avail. We regret to learn that Mr. Stewart, Sr, met with a bad accident on his way down. The darkness of the night prevented their picking their steps as carefully as is necessary in the neighbourhood of Bsstien's, and both father and son missed their footing near the stairway and fell a considerable distance.

The father got a severe shake and also had a rib broken. He was insensible till he was conveyed to Dr. Mullin's residence on James street where restoratives were applied and consciousness restored. On enquiry last night, we learned that he was recovering as satisfactorily as could be expected.

From an early hour yesterday morning, the vicinity of the spot where the accident took place was dragged, but the body was not recovered when darkness set in and operations were suspended till this morning.

The deceased was the son of Mr. John Stewart of the Excise Department and was about 20 years of age. He was a young man of great promise and was universally respected by a wide circle of friends. It is needless to say that when the sad news got abroad yesterday, a feeling of deep sorrow pervaded the community, all sympathizing with the bereaved family in their deep affliction. Next to the feeling of regret was the general admiration of the gallant conduct of Mr. Duggan whose value on the occasion has rarely been exceeded, and we feel certain the Humane Society will not let it pass without a tangible recognition.


IRVINE - In our late dispatches from New Orleains, the death of Mr. Hugh Irvine, chief operator of the W.U. telegraph, was chronicled, he having fallen a victim to the ravages of yellow fever. We learn that Mr. Irvine is well known in Western Ontario, being a London boy.

VANABLES (Toronto) A terrible drowning accident took place last evening at the water works by which Mr. John VanAbles, chief engineer of the works, lost three of five children. It seems he and Mrs. VanAbles left the children playing near the wharf about seven o'clock while they went for a short walk, cautioning the children to be careful and not go near the water. When they returned about nine o'clock, they were surprised to find that they had not returned home. The servant stated that she had been rocking the baby till eight o'clock and then went in search of the children whom she could not find although she visited all the neighbours' houses.

This morning at seven o'clock two of the bodies were found in twelve feet of water, and the other was found about an hour afterward. Their names were Elizabeth, Emily and Willie, aged 9 years, 3 years 3 months, and 2 year 4 months. It is supposed that the two youngest fell in and the eldest attempted to rescue them and lost her balance.

The face of the eldest girl, Elizabeth, was terribly contorted as if she had suffered the greatest agony, and it is supposed was the result of screaming in hopes of getting assistance. Finding her screams in vain, it is thought she took off her shawl to try and save her brother and sister and lost her balance. The shawl was found floating near the young children.


August 27, 1878


ADAMSON (Toronto) -A man named John Adamson was fatally injured yesterday evening about five o'clock by falling off a scaffolding while employed as a carpenter on one of the Exhibition buildings. The plank on which he was standing fell after him, striking him on the head and inflicting the most serious wounds. He was horribly mangled, his face being split open in the centre, the nose and chin being smashed, his skull fractured, the brain protruding, and his left arm broken in two places.

He was carried to his house on Hope street in an unconscious state, a position he remained in till his death. His life was insured. He leaves a wife and children.


CONWAY (Quebec) - A deliberate, cold-blooded murder was last night committed at St. Catharine in the adjoining county of Port Neuf. It seems that there has been for a long time a feud between two men who are neighbours named Michael Farrell and Francis Conway, growing out of some disputed land transaction.

About seven o'clock last night Conway went to Farrell's on some business when it is stated an altercation arose over the old transaction and Farrell took a shot gun and deliberately shot his opponent dead. Great excitement reigned in the vicinity of the murder. The accused had meanwhile come into town, and just as Capt. Heighson and a detachment of police were ready to go out and arrest him, he walked into station house and gave himself up in order to avoid

lynching. This is said not to be the first murderous transaction in which the prisoner has been engaged as it was he who some years ago with an axe chopped up an unfortunate man named Mahr while on his way home from town. He was at the time tried for the offence but acquitted on some technical point. The prisoner is about 50 years of age and is a married man with a family. His unfortunate victim also leaves a wife and family to mourn their parent's untimely end. The coroner left town this afternoon for the scene of the murder to hold an inquest on the murdered man's remains. The prisoner was also taken out under charge of a strong detachment of police.


August 28, 1878


STEWART - Drowned in Burlington Bay, on August 25th instant, John Duncan Stewart, son of Mr. John Stewart, Inland Revenue Department, Hamilton, aged 19 years and 7 months. The funeral will leuve the residence of his father, No 8 Ferguson avenue, at 10:45 on Thursday morning, the 29th instant, for the G.W.R. station. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.


BLAIR - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 28th instant, Clara Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Mary Blair, aged 5 years, 9 months, and 7 days. Funeral to-morrow (Thursday) at 4 p.m. from the residence of her father, No 16 Cathcart street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MARCOTTE (Montreal) - A labourer named Marcotte, engaged in unloading the propeller "Arcadia", fell off the gangway last night and was drowned.


LOBNECHE (Montreal) - A young man, named Charles Lobneche, was drowned in the canal last night. He was trying to escape from justice, having been discovered committing a nameless crime.


MCMAHON (Toronto) -A two-year-old son of James McMahon, printer, was drowned in a cistern yesterday afternoon.


HALSEY (Allandale) - This morning a brakesman on the Northern Railway, named Amos Halsey, was crushed to death while in the act of coupling cars on a freight train. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts.


FERGUSON (Wyoming) - Mr. Duncan Ferguson, a well-to-do and respectable farmer who lived about three miles from here, met with an accident on Sunday, resulting in almost immediate death. During the night it appears that he said to his wife that he did not feel very well and he would go out for a little while. In going out, he mistook, it is thought, the door and stepped into

 the cellar, and falling on his head, fractured his skull. He died in an hour. He leaves a wife and large family well provided for.


O'LEARY (Ottawa) - A man named Patrick O'Leary who has been insane for some time past committed suicide by taking an overdose of Paris green. An inquest was held and a verdict to this effect returned.


August 29, 1878


MURRAY - Died in the Township of Oneida, on the 26th instant, Hannah Maria, youngest daughter of James Murray, aged 18 years.


DONALDSON - Died on the 20th instant, at Mount Healy, John, youngest son of Andrew Donaldson, Esq., aged 20 days.


MEGGART - Died at Mount Pleasant,on Monday, the 26th instant, Elizabeth, wife of Martin Meggart, Esq., in the 55th year of her age.


MILLER - Died on the 27th instant, at Virgil, Niagara Township, Mary A., wife of Mr. Gage J. Miller, aged 52 years.


CLIFTON (Kingsville) - An old pensioner, named James Clifton, aged about 70 years, died very suddenly last night. He was in good health yesterday, but in the evening felt a slight pain in the chest and requested a cup of tea. His attendant on Saturday found him dead.


August 30, 1878


DUNCAN (Brantford) - We regret to learn that Mr. Thomas Duncan, brother of Mr. Charles Duncan of this city, met with an accident on the 9th instant which resulted fatally. Deceased was proprietor of the Brighton Tile Works and while adjusting a belt on the pulley was caught and carried round the shaft with great velocity. He was fearfully injured and died in a few hours.


August 31, 1878


GULLY - Died in this city, Anna Roxina, second daughter of Thomas and Annie Gully. The funeralwill leave her father's residence, 50 Cannon street west, on Sunday, 1st September, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are requested to attend.


FORBES - (Toronto) Alfred Forbes, 22 years of age, a carpenter employed on the new Congregational Church building for Rev. Mr. Handford at the corner of Bond and Cruikshank streets, fell off a scaffold inside of the building and suffered fatal injuries. He fell sixty feet.


NOLAN - A Canada Southern brakesman named William Nolan was run over in the Ridgetwon yard yesterday. It seems that while the mail train was moving on the switch he stepped quickly out of its way, but only to get on the track of a freight train coming west. His legs were cut off and death ensued about 5:40 p.m.


BALL (Port Stanley) - This evening about 5:30 a party of five, consisting of William Christian, James Newman, Miss Fannie and Bertha Bostwick, and Mrs. Ball, hired one of Mr. Strathdess' boats and proceeded to the lake for a row. When about half a mile from the piers, without giving any notice, Mrs. Ball rose up and said good-bye and jumped into the lake. Mr. Newman jumped in after her, but her actions were so sudden that she sank before he could reach her. She was a widow and leaves four small children. There appears to be no cause for the rash act except deliberate suicide.


SCHOLFIELD (Welland) - Many of our readers will learn with regret of the sudden death of Dr. D. T. Scholfield, late of this town, who a short time ago left for Tehana, California. The doctor died on Friday evening at nine o'clock and the remains were interred on the Sunday morning following at 10 a.m.


September 2, 1878


FRASER - Died on the 1st instant, John Fraser, of West Elamborough, in his 85th year. Funeral on Wednesday, the 4th instant, at 10 o'clock, from the house of his son-in-law, James McFarlane, Hamilton Water Works, Beach.


DOLMAN - Died on the 1st September, Mary Ann Dolman, aged 24 years and 5 months. Funeral will take place from her father' residence, No 7 Burlington street east, to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MOLLOY (Toronto) - Mr. John Molloy, who for 36 years had been an officer of the Law Society in Osgoode Hall, is dead. He was in his 90th year and has resided 56 years in Canada. He was an officer of the "Royal William" said to have been the first steamer that ever crossed the Atlantic. He settled on his first coming to this country in 1822 in Lower Canada where he aided Sir James Stewart in quelling a rebellion, and took an active part in politics.


LEE, EDWARDS (Pembroke) - About half a dozen young ladies went in bathing at lower tower here on Saturday evening about 7:30 p.m., and after remaining a while in the water they determined to wade out further than they were, and for this purpose they, as a precautionary measure, took hold of each others' hands. They had not gone far however when four of them

disappeared under the water, having got into a deep hole. The others were so alarmed that they with difficulty succeeded in getting one of the four girls out of the hole in a half-drowned condition. The other three were drowned before any assistance could arrive. Their names were Maggie and Lizzie Lee, daughters of Mr. Thomas Lee, carpenter, and Ada Edwards, daughter of Mr. J. Edwards. The bodies were recovered shortly afterward and will be interred to-day. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved relations.


ROWLEY - Mrs. W. H. Rowley, an old resident at London, died suddenly in St. Thomas this morning, aged 60 years.


PALMSTER, EAGER (Halifax) - Two young men, William Palmster and Charles Eager, were drowned in the basin at Minas on Friday.


PARKINSON - Monday morning's "Spectator" contained particulars of the disappearance of a young law student named Walter Parkinson, in the offices of Crerar and Muir, and boarding with Mrs. Logan, No 68 Catherine street. It was at first believed that young Parkinson had been accidentally drowned while bathing ot endeavouring to do so, but subsequent developments go to prove that it was one of the most deliberate cases of suicide which have occurred in the city for years, but the cause of the rash and foolish act has not yet been shown.

There is no question but that Parkinson has been studying hard and for the past two weeks had exhibited symptoms of melancholy and illness, but these were not so marked as to attract particular attention. On the question of temperance he appeared to hold extremely strong opinions as wag evidenced by the fact that when asked by one of those who were out on the unfortunate occasion when young Stewart lost his life he refused to accompany bin friends when informed that it was possible that the party might indulge in the use of a little liquor.

Last Tuesday or Wednesday, he wrote a letter for his father to a friend in England on business and at the time nothing particular was noticed beyond the fact that he was more reticent than usual, conversing in a few words and having an apparently absent and preoccupied mind.

On Monday morning, his desk in Messrs Orerar and Muir's office was searched when a letter addressed to Mr. Thomas Parkinson. Waterdown P.O. was found.

The envelope contained $5 and a $4 bill and 52 cents in small change, and a note on which was written the following: please give this to my father, $9.17. I leave $50.50 in the bank. I have gone to drown myself".

In the envelope was also the watch and chain which deceased was accustomed to wear. A small leather reticule was also found in the desk, but it contained nothing of any importance.

A party was organized under the direction of Detective Rousseaux and Mr. Secord to search for

the body, and no doubt it will be found, but it is not likely that any new facts will be obtained.

No cause beyond that of over-study superinducing melancholy, and religious mania can be assigned for Parkinson's taking of his life.

The father and brother of the young man were both in the city, and when they were informed that the son and brother had committed suicide, their grief was very great, the latter who appears to be in a weak state being so overcome that he was compelled to lie down for a time. The deceased never emjoyed the care of a mother, she having died when he wes an infant, and up to four years of age was very sickly and subject to fits of melancholy, but when he grew up he appeared to be an ordinary young mas and to possess the elements of future usefulness, and hence this infliction of death by his own hand is looked upon as somewhat mysterious.


PARKINSON - Drowned in Burlington Bay, on the 31st of August, Walter Parkinson, third son of Thomas Parkinson, East Flamborough, in the 21st year of his age. The funeral will take place from his father's residence, near Clappison's Corners, on Wednesday, 4th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m., to the Burlington cemetery.


September 3, 1873


METCALFE - Mr. Franklin A. Metcalfe, of Burford, died Friday evening after a brief illness of one week. Mr. Metcalfe was an old resident of the township and one who had by industry and perseverance accumulated two or three farms.


September 4, 1878


HUNTER (Durham) - Mr. Archibald Hunter, Sr., an old and esteemed resident of this town and father of Mr. J. Hunter, M.P.P. for South Grey, died at his residence here this morning after a short illness. Mr. Hunter was one of the first settlers in this part of Western Canada, having immigrated here in 1834.


September 5, 1878


FLOCK - Died in Barton, on the 4th instant, in her 79th year, Esther, relict of the late Andrew Flock. Funeral will take place from her son's residence, on Friday, 6th instant, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


WELSH (Belleville) - A man named Charles Welsh was fatally crushed between two cars while coupling this evening on the Grand Junction Railway.

SPOONER, MCGARRY (Battersea) - Three men were killed by lightning about seven miles from here on the road to Kingston. Two of the men's names are Spooner, the other Michael McGarry. They were getting ice in an ice-house and were killed instantly.


MCCARROLL (Toronto) - At three o'clock this evening, as a train which arrives at this city from Barrie was turning the curve half a mile north of Davenport, the engineer noticed a man lying with his head on one of the rails. It was impossible to stop the train and the engine and cars passed over the body. An quickly as possible the trsin was stopped and upon some of the passengers running back to the spot, they found the body of the man, the head of whom had been completely severed, being picked up several feet away from the body. The remains which proved a ghastly spectacle were placed in the baggage car and brought to the city. Dr. Riddel held an inquest this evening when a verdict ot "accidentally killed" was returned. The man's name was Samuel McCarroll. He was unmarried. By his side was found a coal oil can half full of whiskey.


GRANT - Mr. James Grant, formerly a well known business man of Ingersoll, died at the Asylum in London yesterday.


LAVIGNE, PAUL, LAVELIE, MONETTE (Montreal) - Information has been received of a drowning accident near Sorel on Saturday night by which four persona lost their lives; viz., Mrs. Lavigne, Oliver Paul, Pierre Lavelle, and a youth named Monette. The party was going to an island in the river to spend Sunday, and was caught in a storm which capsized the boat. The bodies, with the exception of Monette's, have been recovered.


FYFE (Woodstock) - Rev. R. A. Fyfe, D.D., principal of the Canadian Literary Institution, died this morning at his residence here. Dr. Fyfe had been in failing health for some years, but up to within a few days past had seemed no worse than at any other time during the past year or two. He had recently returned from a vacation trip and thought himself somewhat invigorated and was looking forward hopefully to the re-commencement of his labours at the college, but a few days since he was taken suddenly ill on his return from a short walk.

At first his physicians thought there was no cause for serious alarm, but after a day or two his strength rapidly failed and alarming symptoms developed themselves, with the sad result above stated. His loss will cast a gloom over the whole community and will be deeply regretted by a large circle of friends to whom he was deeply endeared by long acquaintance and many noble and generous traits of character. The loss will be especially serious to the Baptist denomination of which he has been for long years one of the most prominent leaders, and to the Theological and Literary College which was originated by foresight and energy and has been most sucessfully

carried on under his management. The remains will be taken to Toronto for interment on Friday next. The funeral cortege will leave the Great Western station, Yonge street, about one p.m.


September 6, 1878


AIKMAN -We have to announce the death of Colonel John Aikman who passed away at eight o'clock on Wednesday evening, September 4th, at the residence of his son, Dr. Aikman, Burlington. He was born on the 11th of October, 1791, in the Township of Barton on the farm where his brother, Col. Michael Aikman, still resides. John Aikman volunteered in a flank company and served as sergeant in the war of 1812. He took an active part throughout the campaign, being present at the battles of Queenston and Lundy's Lane, and was promoted to ensign.

Before the end of the war, in the year 1815, he was married and he subsequently settled in Ancaster township where he engaged in farming and had a grist mill and saw mill. During the rebellion, he became Colonel of the lst Wentworth Battalion. Of late years he has resided with his son. His illness lasted about two weeks and he passed peacefully away at the age of 87 years. Mr. Aikman was a representative of one of the old familes of this district.

The surviving members of the same generation are: Colonel Michael Aikman, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Hamilton. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock on Saturday, from Burlington village, to Ancaster cemetery. It will probably be attended by a large circle of friends and acquaintances by whom the deceased was held in high esteem.


RICHARDSON (Toronto) - Yesterday a lad, ten years old, named Joseph Richardson, son of a foreman in a foundry, went down to the Don river to play as he has been in the habit of doing. Failing to return, his father instituted a search, but could find no trace until this afternoon when the boy's body was found in the river opposite Allen's brewery.


September 7, 1878


REID -Died in this city, on Friday, the 6th instant, W. W. Reid, aged 49 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, No 60 West avenue north, to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


STARRS (Ottawa) - The body of a boy was found in the canal yesterday evening. An inquest was held when it was ascertained that his name was Michael Starrs. He had been missing since Saturday.

HUDSON (Halifax) - A four-year-old son of Samuel Hudson of County Harbour, Guysborough County, was drowned while playing in the neighbourhood of a mill pond.


FAULKNER (Ottawa) A frightful accident occurred on the new tower of the Parliament Buildings. A young man named Faulkner fell through a trap door and was precipitated to the floor, a distance of fully 100 feet. He was instantly killed. An inquest was held this morning when a verdict of "accidental death" was returned. The corpse presented a horrible appearance, the head being split open and the greater portionof the brain was scattered about the floor.


O'NEIL - Charles O'Neil of Brantford committed suicide in Mew York a few days ago.


HOPE A man named Hope, residing between 115 and 117 Hunter street east, was found dead about nine o'clock last night under circumstances which have been deemed of a sufficiently grave nature to call for the holding of an inquest which will take place this afternoon at the Rob Roy hotel before Coroner Woolverton. It appears there was no medical man called in, and for this reason an inquiry is deemed necessary.


September 9, 1878


DURRAND - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, Alice Maud, youngest daughter of Alexander and Adeline Durrand, aged 1 year and 8 months. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from her father's residence, No 74 Wilson street east. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further ntoice.


KENNEDY (Campbellford) - An inquest was held to-day on the body of Cyrus Kennedy, marble cutter, whose body was found in the woollen mill flume early this morning. He has been missing since Wednesday. The jury returned a verdict of "found drowned".


MURDIE - Died on Monday, 9th instant, Alexander, son of Janet and Alexander Murdie, aged 2 years and 8 months. Funeral from his father's residence, McNab street, east of Wentworth street north, on line of the H. & N.W. R, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


KIRKPATRICK - Yesterday (Sunday) morning between four and five o'clock, a woman named Cecelia Kirkpatrick, residing in an upper room in an old house in what is known as McCann's yard in an alleyway off Jackson street, near Catherine, was found dead on a few old rags in a corner of the room which she and her youngest son occupied. The corpse presented a ghastly

appearance, while the miserable room in which the two resided was bare of furniture with the exception of an old stove and a small pine stand or table. At the jam of the door on entering, a pile of filth and debris of a most repulsive character was seen, and the stench of the room was such that but few could remain in it over a minute or so. The deceased was the wife of a harness maker who formerly resided on John street where he kept a small shop and worked for Mr. Joly. About four years ago, Kirkpatrick deserted his wife and family in consequence, it is said, of the woman becoming addicted to the excessive use of liquor.

The family consisted at that time of five children, boys, one of whom is now a pin boy at the Ocean House. Another is an apprentice at Dundas; another at Brantford with the father; another in the Boys' Home; and the fifth suffered in the garret with the mother. The woman has complained of feeling unwell since Monday or Tuesday last, the neighbours attending to her wants as well as they could, furnishing her and the boy with food. On being informed of her death, T. White, M.D., coroner, at once ordered an inquest to be held, and at 11 o'clock the jury assembled at the Rob Roy hotel, choosing Robert Cruikshank as foreman. The coroner said that he had understood that the deceased had been ailing for some days past and had applied to a Mrs. Lewis for medicine.

Beside the corpse were found a box containing what were called liver pills, marked with the number to be taken and also a phial containing some strong liquid marked for external use, but in the directions it was stated that from 10 to 15 drops might be taken internally, a dose which he as a medical man would never prescibe for anyone. The neighbourhood appeared to be a most miserable one, and he thought the evidence was such as to fully justify the holding of an inquest and having a post mortem examination.

The jury then viewed the corpse and adjourned to meet this evening at half past seven o'clock. The corpse was then removed to the King William street dead house, and the Health Inspector James ordered the premises to be properly cleaned and disinfected. The boy, who appeared to feel his loss very keenly, was taken charge of by a neighbour, the Corporation to pay expenses.


September 10. 1878


CHAMBERS - On Friday last, Michael Chambers, son of Mr. John Chambers of Ouolph, met with an accident in the lumber woods near Saginaw which proved fatal. It seems that he was engaged in loading logs on a truck in the vicinity of West Branch. In pulling a log on the truck, the pile on which he was standing commenced rolling. He came down with the first log, the second log rolled over his head, and the third log caught him and crushed him between it and the first log, breaking his leg in three places, killing him instantly.

September 11, 1878


ORR - Died on the 10th instant, William M. Orr, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 17 Wood street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


NIXON - Died in this city, on Tuesday, the 10th, Mary Ann, youngest daughter of Mary and Edward Nixon, aged 1 year and 2 months. Funeral from her father's residence, 20 King William street, to-morrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MCGURN (Belleville) - The coroner's jury in the case of Edward McGurn found drowned in the river on Sunday returned a verdict of "accidental drowning".


FANNING (Brantford) - John Fanning, an old resident in town, died suddenly at the corner of William and Centre streets on Sunday morning shortly before 9 o'clock. Deceased had been drinking to excess for some time before, and was still suffering from the effects. He was walking with an acquaintance at the time, and becoming faint, sank down on the sidewalk where he expired in the course of a minute or two. He has left a wife and family in comfortable circumstances.


KEMP (Beamsville) - In my last correspondence appeared an item in connection with the very serious illness of a friend well known to many of the "Spectator" readers, Mr. Robert Kemp, Ex-warden of Lincoln. It is now my sad duty to announce the death of his wife which occurred yesterday about noon. Mr. Kemp, who is still in a critical condition, has the sympathy of the entire community.



MATTHEWS - An inquest was held by Coroner Brandon in Ancester village on the 5th and 6th instant upon the body of Thomas Matthews who was found dead at the toll gate in the village about noon on the 5th. It appears from the evidence that Matthews had been drinking very hard for some time and had lately become worse owing, it was supposed, to jealousy, and on the night of the 4th there was a great deal of disturbance in his house, Matthews threatening to kill his wife and using towards her the most dreadful language. Several of the neighbours hearing the noise went and held Matthews until he became quiet and then left, thinking he would go to sleep and wake up sober. Such, however, was not the case.

He continued drinking and was very restless all night, and in the morning had a sharp attack of bowel complaint. This it appears he was accustomed to heal with castor oil and laudanum, and hiw wife gave him his customary dose about 7 o'clock in the morning. This not proving efficacious, he, while his wife proceeded for a pail of water about fifteen minutes after eleven,

went to the pantry and took a draught of laudanum from the bottle which was estimated by Mr. Donnelly, druggist, to be not less than 5 drams, saying to his wife on her return that he intended either to kill or cure. He then tried again to go to sleep, his wife fixing a bed for him on the floor, and he said to her to keep the children quiet and I will try to go to sleep, and at noon, 45 minutes after taking the draught he was dead. Dr. Richardson made a post mortem examination in the evening and testified that he found several marks of violence upon the body that had been inflicted quite recently. The brain and lungs were engorged with blood and the rest of the body was healthy. The wounds upon the body, although numerous, were not of a nature to cause death nor were they even serious, and his wife confessed to having inflicted them in self-defence while he was attempting to choke her, and death in his opinion took place from the laudanum. After hearing all the evidence the jury returned a verdict of "death from an overdose of laudanum while under the influence of spirituous liquor".


September 12, 1878


O’BRIEN (London) - An inquest was held by Coroner Flock on the body of the woman O'Brien who was found deed in a shanty on Thames street yesterday morning, and a verdict returned of "death from apoplexy".


DAVIS (Brantford) - His many friends will regret to learn that Mr. John W. Davis, north ward, died this morning very suddenly. The deceased was an old respected resident of this city, having lived here ,we believe, about thirty-five years. Of late he has led a retired life with his family in a beautiful cottage on William street.


CAMPBELL - Mr. Stewart Campbell, County Clerk of Perth, died at his residence in Ellice, just outside the corporation, on Friday. He was in his 73rd year and his career had been one of great usefulness. He was an old settler and has been County Clerk since 1852. (Stratford)


September 13, 1878


STRUTT (Kingsville) - A farmer by the name of Robert Strutt, found shot in the head, is supposed to have committed suicide as he had a gun in his hand when found. No cause can be ascertained at present for the act. He leaves a wife and a family of five children.


O'CONNOR (Montreal) - During a quarrel this morning between two men named O'Connor and Orr, at the residence of the latter, near Springton village, O'Connor received such injuries that he died at 10 a.m.

FERGUSON - On Friday last Mr. William Ferguson, second mate of the schooner "Clayton Belle", was knocked overboard and drowned in Lake Ontario near Niagara. Mr. S. D. Chatterton, Brockville, brother-in-law of deceased, offers a reward of fifty dollars for the recovery of the body.


BARBER - From Guelph we hear the intelligence that on Wednesday last Miss Susannah F. Barber, residing on the Waterloo avenue, was almost burned to death. A large glass carboy, filled with coal oil, was accidentally upset and broken. Miss Barber lifted a small mat saturated with oil to put it in the stove, but Mr. Barber telling her that there was a danger of setting fire to the chimney, drew the mat back, but not before it became ignited. The flame at once communicated to her dress and before it could be extinguished by the familv, she was very badly burned about the limbs and body.

A brother of Miss Barber, 14 years of age, was badly burned about the hands and face. The agony of the poor girl was horrible and her cries heart-rending. Miss Barber is about 21 years of age and could not possibly have survived up to the present if it were not for her naturally strong constitution. It is not possible for her to recover as her flesh in places is fairly roasted. It is a most appalling calamity, and the suffering girl and her friends have the sympathy of the entire town.

Later - a telegram says Miss Barber has since died from the effects of the burns.


September 14, 1878


SEVIER - Died in this city, on the 12th instant, of consumption, Frances Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. E. Sevier, conductor G.W.R., aged 16 years and 6 months. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from her father's residence, 93 Jackson street east. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MORTON Died in this city, on the 14th instant, Henry Morton, in the 20th year of his age. The funeral will leave his father's residence, corner of Bay and Herkimer streets on Monday, 16th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


KELLY - Yesterday afternoon a man named Kelly was drowned in the Rideau river by the capsizing of his boat. The body was shortly afterward picked up, and an inquest was held. A verdict of "death from accidental drowning" was returned.


RIVARD A man named Pierre Rivard was run over by the cars at the Q.M.O. & O. railway depot at Three Rivers last night and crushed to death.

September 16, 1878

MACKENZIE - Died at 61 MacNab street south, Hamilton, 16th instant, Margaret, the beloved wife of Jobn Innes Mackenzie. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


September 17, 1878


DAVIES - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, William Griffith, corner of Locke and Hannah streets, Mrs. Margaret Davies, in the 73rd year of her age. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.


INSELL (London) - This evening at 8 o'clock Constable William Insell dropped dead in the Police Station. He, with Constable Templar, had just brought in a disorderly tramp after much difficulty and exertion, the prisoner having resisted violently. Afterthe prisoner had been given up to the constable on station duty, Insell fell back dead. Drs. Woodruff end Mitchell were at once summoned and they pronounced life extinct. Insell was a young man of good parts, a marble cutter by trade, and had been only a few months on the force. He leaves a wife and large family.


September 18, 1878


PORTEOUS - A man named Porteous was killed on the Gatineau yesterday by the premature discharge of a blast.


RACICOT - Adelard Racicot, the young dry goods merchant of St. Joseph street, who attempted suicide by shooting himself last night, threw himself before a Grand Trunk train going

out, and was killed. He has been insane for some time. (Montreal)


September 19, 1878


MALTUS - Wednesday morning, Mr. Leonard Maltus, a cabinet maker residing at 117 Napier street, on being awakened by one of his boarders named John Farr, was greatly surprised to discover that his wife who had appeared to be in her usual health the night before was lying dead at his side. Coroner White being sent for, on an inquiry into the circumstances expressed it as his opinion that an inquest was not necessary, but Dr. Locke who had been called in having recommended one, the husband insisted upon one being held, and accordingly on Wednesday an inquiry was held at Mrs. Munday's hotel, corner of York and Ray streets...

Dr. Locke tesified that Wednesday morning nbout 6:30 he was called to see deceased who he had been told died during the night, and on reaching the house found such to be the case, and after closing the room, recommended Maltus to have a coroner's inquest for his own satisfaction.

Had examined the body since and found it that of a well nourished woman of middle age, lying on her left side and back with her head thrown well back and the right and left hands each more or less clenched, the thumb of the right hand being slightly turned in. Found no marks of violence on the body, and from the absence of all signs of death from suffocation or heart disease and from the presence of certain appearances, he had arrived at the conclusion that she died from an epileptic seizure.

The jury after a short deliberation returned a verdict that the deceased had come to her death from natural causes.


September 20, 1878


MALTUS - Died at 117 Napier Street, on Wednesday, 18th instant, Elizabeth Woodward, wife of Leonard Maltus, aged 54 years. Funeral from the above residence, on Friday, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HAVERLAND - Died on the 18th September, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Capt. B. Haverland, Townsend Township, and mother of Mrs. John Lawson, of this city.


BIRELY - Died at Hamilton, on Wednesday, the 18th September, Morris F. Birely, aged 42. Funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 3 p.m., from his late residence at the corner of Main and Emerald streets.


STROBRIDGE - Died at Port Gibson, Mississippi, on September 10th, Dr. I. O. Strobridge, of yellow fever, formerly a resident of Brantford.


PEDEN, GILLIES - Monday night, two residents of Carleton Place named Peden and Gillies went duck shooting on the Mississippi in a canoe. On the following morning the canoe was found bottom up and the bodies of the two men recovered in the weeds near the shore. Peden had most of his clothes off, and the two were clasped in each other's arms, the inference being that Peden had tried to save Gillies, but that both were drowned.


COLE, HEAD (Quebec) - Inquests were held to-day on the body of Victorine Cole who died suddenly last night of apoplexy at Mr, McLaughlin's where she was a servant; on an unknown sailor found drowned in the river;and on Mr. Head, formerly school teacher of this city, who died suddenly yesterday.


September 21, 1878


SIMPSON (Ottawa) - The Hon. J. Simpson, the Auditor General, died last night. He was

Collector of Customs at Niagara some years and sat for Niagara in the Canada Assembly from 1857 to 1864.


PLANT - Died on the 21st instant, in her 18th year, Sarah, third daughter of Richard Plant. Funeral from her father's residence, 118 Wellington street south, on Monday, at half past two o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


SMITH (Toronto) - The body of Harris Smith, a bricklayer, who was drowned in the Don during the recent flood, was found to-day.


BROWN A storm of great fury raged for some time last night during which a farmer named George Brown, London Township, was instantly killed by lightning. He had just returned home on horseback and was taking the horse to the barn when both man and horse were struck and killed. Mr. Brown's clothing was literally stripped off to his boots, and his body presented a horribly distorted appearance. The horse showed no outward marks of injury.


September 23, 1878


KEMP - Died on the 23rd instant, Robert Kemp, ex-warden of Lincoln. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock from his late late residence, near Beamsville, to Beamsville cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.


PHILLIPS - Died at No 5 Railway street, in this city, on the 22nd instant, Walter, infant son of Mr. James Phillips. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend the funeral on Tuesday, at 3 p.m., from the above address.


TYRELL (Brantford) - The body of the late Mr. Tyrell was found yesterday about half a mile below Cockshutt's bridge. The unfortunate man had caught in a bush and as the water fell, it left him exposed to the heat of the sun, and decomposition therefore had far advanced. Coroner Kerr was notified and held an inquest, a verdict in accordance with the facts being returned.


September 24, 1878


MACKENZIE - A man named Mackenzie, while unloading a vessel at Summerside, P.E.I., on Friday was knocked overboard and drowned.


FALCONER - Died at Woodstock on Saturday, September 11th, Martha L., the beloved wife of John S. Falconer, aged 29 years and 28 days.

FARLEY (St. John) - Coroner Earle on Saturday concluded the inquest on the body of Thomas Farley who was killed on the Intercolonial Railway a few days ago. Verdict of accidental death returned.


PARKER (Guelph) - Mr. A. Parker, shoemaker, who has been carrying on business here duringthe past twenty-four years, was found dead in his bedroom adjoining the shop this morning. He had been ailing for a week past with a dropsical affection of the heart, but was able to walk about a little during the day. On Saturday night, he felt much worse and sent for Mr. George Wilkinson to call on him. He afterwards felt much better and refused to allow Mr. Wilkinson or any other person to remain with him. This morning Mr. Wilkinson tried to get into the shop, but not being able to make out why there was no one moving inside, he, with the assistance of another gentleman, broke the door open when Parker was found sitting on the floor quite dead. Deceased had lived alone for many years, and was of temperate habits.


OUELLETTE (Montreal) - Mrs. Ouellette, of St. Urbain street, died very suddenly of congestion of the brain.


JAMES (Whitby) - Yesterday afternoon a man narned James with a companion went for a sail on the lake. When about a mile west of the harbour, the boat capsized, and James was lost. The other man with difficulty reached the shore.


GILLESPIE (Lachine Junction) - William Gillespie, file maker at Cote St. Paul, met with his death late this evening in a very mysterious manner. He went into George Rolland's saloon near St. Henri toll gate and drank liquor with Mr. Charlebois, a hotel keeper of Lachine, and Thomas O'Bourne, formerly a labourer on the Lachine Canal. After these men had gone, he was found dead at the foot of a steep hill in rear of the saloon with a deep wound across his forehead. The police have arrested O'Bourne and he now awaits the result of the inquest which takes place to-morrow. He pleads ignorance.


WARD (Musquash, N.B.) - The murder of Thomas Ward at New River, in Charlotte County, has caused considerable excitement in that generally quiet neighbourhood. Ward was found in the bushes about 200 yeards from his house. He was covered from head to foot with underbrush and moss, and but for the bad smell arising from the decomposing body, his remains would likely have been undiscovered forever. An examination to-day showed that death was caused by Ms skull being crushed in with some blunt instrument. He had evidently been killed alongside of the meadow patch and tben dragged feet foremost into the bushes. Thomas Dowd who is in custody for the commission of the crime denies the charge. Mrs. Ward, the murdered man's wife, is under surveillance, it being suspected that she is an accomplice of Dowd with whom according to the

neighbours she has been intimate. None of the parties bears a very good reputation. Ward formerly drove the stage between St. George and St. John, being in the employ of Boone. Dowd is an ordinary looking farm labourer. A man named McCarthy, who formerly lived at Ward's, is being watched as he was recently turned out of the house of Ward. Coroner Reynoldsis now holding an inquest at New River. So far no evidence against the suspected parties had been obtained. It is supposed that the murder was committed on Monday, the 9th day of September.


September 25, 1878


CALICAN - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, James Calican, aged 18 years, 11 months, and 19 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 12 Picton street west, Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without fxirther notice.


SAUNDERS - Died at 21 Catherine street, on the 24th instant, Alice, daughter of Mr. W. C. Saunders, aged 2 months end 5 days. Funeral from the above named residence, this afternoon at half past two o'clock.


SMITH - Died on the 23rd instant at the Clark farm, near Port Dalhousie, Mrs. J. J. Smith, aged 42 years.


EDWARDS (Galt) - The body of G. W. Edwards' little son, aged 8 years, drowned in the Grand River here two days ago, was recovered last night two miles below Brantford, having floated down the river a distance of twenty-five miles.


MACKENZIE (Merritton) - This morning about three o'clock a sad affair occurred near this place, resulting in the death of one human being and terrible injury of another. It appears that yesterday afternoon two young boys named Arthur and Peter Mackenzie, sons of John Mackenzie, section boss on the G.W.R., ran away from school. They were afraid to go home and so slept in an unoccupied house near the depot here. Their whereabouts was not discovered by their parents who engaged in a fruitless search for them till a late hour. About three o'clock this morning the old building was seen to be in a blaze and the screams of the unfortunate lads greeted the ears of those who were first on the scene, causing a thrill of horror to run through them. Arthur, the eldest boy, was got out, but was so fearfully burned that he is not expected to live. The youngest lad perished in the flames.

How the fire occurred no one can tell, nor is it probable the cause will ever be ascertained. The building was fully insured. The sad event has caused a feeling of gloom to pervade the community, and much sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents. An inquiry will be made into the affair.

BROWNRICK (Woodstock) - Yesterday afternoon about three o'clock, a child aged 15 months, son of Mr. Brownrick, carpenter of this place, met with a sad end by drowning. Several children had been playing in the yard when the child by some means got into a tub of rain water which was standing at the corner of the house, and before its mother was informed of the fact, the poor child was dead. The parents are nearly distracted and have the sympathy of the whole community.


MCMENEMY - Chief McMenemy of this city has just received a letter from Gold Hill, Nevada, informing him that his brother, Robert McMenemy, a former well known resident of this city, was killed in that place on the 10th instant, by falling down a shaft of the California Mine. From the letter received it appears that the deceased and two others had a contract for cutting out a station for a pump and had been up to the top for their lunch at 12 o'clock, and while returning in the cage his partners got out a short distance below, leaving the deceased in the cage. It is not stated and probably was not known how the unfortunate man met his death, but the theory is mentioned that it is probable he desired to return and in reaching for the bell rope his foot slipped sufficiently over the edge of the cage to overbalance him and he fell off, descending the shaft which is 1500 feet in depth.

The deceased left this city about nine years ago for the Pacific coast where he has remained since. He is 37 years of age and leaves a wife and two children in Gold Hill to mourn his untimely decease, but fortunately through his industry and enterprise they are well provided for. When the body was discovered at the bottom of the shaft, it was bruised and broken almost beyond recognition. The deceased had three brothers in this city, one the Chief of Police, the other a member of the Force, and the third a painter carrying on business on Market street, all of whom are highly respected.


September 26, 1878


TIFFIN - Died in this city, on Wednesday, 25th instant, Mr. Samuel Tiffin, aged 76 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, 69 Robert street, at 2 p.m., on Friday, 27th instant. Friends will please accept this notice.


STROPEL (Halifax) - Thomas Stropel, of New Harbour, Guysborough County, was drowned on Monday by the upsetting of his boat.


September 27, 1878


NEW - Died at her brother's residence, Toronto, on the 26th instant, Mary Ann, youngest daughter of the late Daniel New. Funeral will take place to-day (Friday) at 4 p.m., from her mother's residence, 228 Main street west.

HANBER (Montreal) - Edward Hanber of St. Sebastien was killed yesterday by a hay press falling on him and crushing him to death.


STEWART (Ottawa) - A painful accident occurred at Hull this evening which resulted in the death of Mr. John Stewart, barrister of this city. He in company with Mr. B. French was driving over a bridge near Gilmour's piling ground when the horse shied and jumped over the railing, taking the buggy and occupants along. They fell a distance of about 20 feet. Mr. Stewart was killed but Mr. French escaped with a few slight bruises. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death was returned.


RYMAL - From San Jose, California, papers have been received with particulars of the sudden death of Mr. James Elgin Rymal, a native of Ancaster Township, who left his home about three years ago to practise his profession as a lawyer. The disease which carried him off in a few brief hours was inflammation. Mr. Rymal had made a name for himself in his new home in the South and was warmly respected and esteemed for his talents. Mr. Rymal was a young man of great promise and his many friends in Ancaster will regret to hear of his death.


MATHEWS (Brantford) - Mr. Fred Mathews, grandson of the late Mr. William Mathews of this city, has succumbed to the terrible scourge at Memphis. (yellow fever)


SHANNON (Brant) - The death is announced after a long illness of Mr. John Shannon. Deceased had resided in this county and the county of Oxford for over forty years. He first settled on a farm near Norwich where he remained and cultivated it for upwards of thirty-five years, but his strength failing him and his sight becoming weak, he left his farm and moved to this city in the year 1867.


September 28, 1878


BATSON (Brantford) - Mr. George B. Batson, attorney-at-law, died at the early age of 31 years on Wednesday last. Deceased has for many years been associated with Mr. Peter Purves as barristers and attorneys- at-law. Both he and associate were students under Chief Justice Wood while that gentleman practised law in this city.


RAUCH - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Margaretta, relict of the late Mr. Joseph Rauch, in the 66th years of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence, No 9 West avenue south, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

September 30, 1878


ROBERTS - Died in this city, on the 29th September, Mary Hungerford, daughter of Captain Roberts, Staff Officer of Pensions. Funeral will take place from the residence of her father, 132 John street south, at 3 p.m., Tuesday, 1st October.


FILGIANO - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Charles Oswald Filgiano, third son of Dr. Filgiano, aged 23 years. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, 98 James street north, on Wednesday, at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


ROSS - One of the most esteemed residents of West Zorra died last week aged 78 years. His name was J. M. Ross.


WORKMAN - Dr. Benjamin Workman, for many years Assistant Medical Superintendent of the Toronto Lunatic Asylum, died at Uxbridge on Thursday.


MCDONALD - Mr. John McDonald died of heart disease on Wednesday at his residence on the 8th concession of Lobo at the advanced age of 86 years. He was one of the earliest settlers of London, having immigrated from Inverness-shire, Scotland, about 1818, and opened up a shoe shop near where the present Court House in that city stands. Since then he has resided in the western portion of the province.


GARN - John Garn, a native of Bronte, Ontario, aged 22 years, and employed as cook on board the schooner "Jennie Matthews", was drowned on Thursday night at Cleveland. While attempting to board his vessel, he fell between her and the dock. His body was recovered within twenty or thirty minutes, but life was extinct. The body was brought home to Bronte for burial.


ALLAN (Halifax) - Albert, son of Temple Allan, of Hantsport, was killed by a gun going off accidentally.


MASON - A man named Mason from the country fell dead in Brunswick street, Fredericton Saturday morning. The cause of his death is said to be apoplexy.


EARL (Toronto) Theophilus Earl of Stayner, formerly assessor for St. Andrew's ward in this city, fell down on Saturday in the street, cutting his face badly and knocking him insensible. He was picked up and carried to his hotel where a few hours after, he died.


RIFFERD - A son of Adam Rifferd, two years of age, was drowned to-day at Erbsville in a soft water cistern.

October 1, 1878

DALY (Quebec) - A most brutal murder was committed on Saturday night. While Francis Daly was on his way home from Costicooke, he was murdered by two men and then tied to his wagon axle by a noose round his neck made of his lines and dragged quite a distance. When found he was quite dead. A coroner's inquest was held yesterday, Sunday, when a verdict of wilful murder by James Bowen, and that one Webster was an accomplice. Both were taken into custody by High Constable Loomis. Daly leaves wife and three small children.


GORDON (Halifax) - Bernard Gordon who was superintending some blasting works at North Street Railway to-day was run over by a shunting engine through his own neglect and instantly killed, his body being dreadfully mangled. He was about 45 yeurs of age and leaves a wife and daughter.


FROMM (Berlin) - To-day while a labouring man named Carl Fromm and his son, Henry, a lad of 18 years, were digging a drain some twenty feet deep through their property, the bank suddenly closed in on them, and before they were extricated life was extinct. A young lad by the name of Helm was buried at the same time but rescued himself.


BEAUDINE - A brakesman employed on the N.S. Railway, named Beaudine, and belonging to Three Rivers, was accidentally killed at Maskinonge yesterday.


BANKS (Stratford) John Banks, a yardsman of the Grand Trunk Railway, was killed to-day. He was switching and got his foot caught in a frog, and the engine ran over him, mutilating him badly. He breathed about fifteen minutes.


October 2, 1878


GREGG - Died in this city, on the 1st instant, Mary Louisa, daughter of George and Mary Gregg, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral from her father's residence, corner of Cannon and West avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


THOMSON - Died on the morning of the 1st of October, at his residence 'Glencairn', near Queenston, in the 62nd year of his age, William Alexander Thomson, late M.P. for the County of Welland. The funeral will take place to St. Mark's Church, Niagara, on Thursday, the 3rd of October, noon. Friends will accept this notice.


MEAD (Toronto) - Mr. Joseph Mead, who was stricken with paralysis on Sunday evening while sitting at the dinner table at his house, corner of Shuter and Church streets, died this morning.


COPELAND - The body of a man was found in Hughes' field at Ilderton yesterday. It was found to be that of George Copeland, a labourer who was subject to fits, and is supposed to have fallen into a pool of water and been suffocated. He was 37 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. An inquest was held and a verdict in accordance with the above: facts returned.


HOPKINS (St. John) - Bowman Hopkins, a well known contractor, was found dead in his bed at Fairville this morning. The verdict of the coroner's jury was "Death by the visitation of God". He had been lately superintending the works at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum.


CAMPBELL (Wallaceburg) - On Thursday morning a man named Neil Campbell, employed in Mr. George Ray's wagon shop, was using a drawing knife upon a piece of wood fastened in a vise when it flew out, and striking him in the groin, produced an injury so severe that it proved fatal, death relieving his intense suffering on Sunday morning.


MARTIN (Burlington) - A man named Dawson Martin, in the employ of V. H. Pearl, met with an untimely end to-day. He was leading the horses through the gate. The wagon was loaded with empty barrels. A barrel fell off the load, striking one of the horses, causing them to jump forward, throwing Martin underfoot, and the wagon running over him, he was so seriously injured that he lived but a few hours.


THOMSON - We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. William A. Thomson, ex-M.P. for Welland County, which took place at his residence, 'Glencairn', on the banks of the Niagara River, at an early hour Tuesday morning. The news of his demise will be received with regret by a large circle of friends in this part of Canada. The deceased gentleman had been in failing health for some months past, but so early and fatal a termination of the disease under which he suffered was entirely unanticipated. Mr. Thomson was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, in November 1816 so that he had almost completed his 62nd year.

He came to Canada in 1834 since which he spent the greater portion of his life in the province. He was predominantly interested in the construction of the Erie and Niagara Railway of which he was President for several years. He also did a great deal to promote the success of the Canada Southern of which he was local director for a considerable period. He was the author of an essay on the 'Philosophy of Political Economy' published in Buffalo in 1869 which foreshadowed national currency that would make credit the exception instead of the rule in all Government and individual transactions. In 1867 Mr. Thomson was an unsuccessful candidate for the representation of Niagara in the House of Commons, being defeated by Mr. Angus Morrison.

In 1872, on the death of the late Mr. T. C. Street, he was elected to represent We Hand for which constituency he was again returned at the general election of 1874. He attended the sittings of the House of Commons during a portion of last session, but was forced on account of ill health to leave before its close. In politics Mr. Thomson was a Liberal and was always a strong supporter of Mr. Mackenzie. His private character was distinguished by many estimable qualities, the remembrance of which will cause all who knew him to sincerely mourn his demise.


October 3, 1878


CLEMENT - Died at Hamilton, on the 3rd October, Eliza Wardlaw, wife of the late Richard Clement. Esq., of Dublin, Ireland, in the 68th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Major R. P. Tomassek, 36 Jackson street west, on Friday, 4th instant, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept thin intimation.


DION (Montreal) - Cyrille Dion, the celebrated billiard player, died of congestion of the lungs while en route for the Hanlon-Courtney race.


SCRIVNER, PHIPPS (Brantford) - On Saturday, Mr. Scrivner, janitor Y.M.C.A., and Mr. Phipps, painter on the G.T.R. here, went to Drumbo swamp for a day's hunt, intending to return Saturday night. Up to this (Wednesday) morning, nothing has been heard of them. Fearing that something had happened to them, a party of ten or twelve gentlemen left here this morning to look for them in the Driimbo swamp.

Later: Scrivner's body was found in Burgess lake, drowned. Phipps had not yet been found.


SHARP (Port Hope) - Yesterday (Tuesday) morning three young men named William Marshall, John White, and William Sharp, hired a horse and buggy from one of the livery stables and went into the counrty to hunt partridges. They were out all day and when returning home at about six o'clock from the woods of Mr. L. McNeil, 3rd concession of Hope, young Marshall and White got into the buggy.

Sharp after lifting the dogs into the buggy, got in himself on the right hand side of Marshall who was sitting in the centre and had hold of the lines. He was aked by Sharp to let him drive as he had not driven all day. He immediately handed them to Sharp who had his loaded gun standing between his knees. Sharp then struck the horse with whip which gave a start and the gun, with the jar of the buggy, which was a low-sided one, fell out and immediately discharged the contents into the throat of Sharp, severing the windpipe and dislocating his neck. The whole charge

lodged in the base of his brain, and death was instantaneous. The young man was 17 years of age and a son of Mr. Thomas Sharp, plasterer of Englishtown. An inquest was held at his father's residence last evening by Coroner Herriman, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts.


October 4, 1878


HUTON - Died at Hamilton, on the 3rd October, Margaret Huton, a native of the county of Armagh, Ireland, in the 80th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of ber grandson, Thomas Wilson, corner of Ray and Peter streets, on Friday, 4th instant, at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAVIN - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, firs. Margaret Iavln, aged 63 years. Funeral from ber late residence, 43 Main street west, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Ralph (Ottawa) A man named J. Ralph died to-d8y on Rideau street, aged 102 years.


LETT (Toronto) Dr. Stephen Lett, L.L.D., rural dean of North Simcoe, died at his residence, Collingwood, this evening, aged 65 years. Deceased was for many years pastor of St. George's Church of this city.


MCINTOSH (Kincardine) - Mr. Richard Mcintosh, Customs officer at this port for over 21 years, died last night of typhoid fever. He was widely known throughout the county and was held in high esteem by all.


STEWART (Port Hope) - Last Wednesday night, the body of a man named Robert Stewart, a farmer who lived between Fraserville and Springville, South Monaghan, was found in the middle of the road north of Beweldy. Evidence of a fearful struggle existed in the immediate vicinity surrounding the body, but nothing was found to indicate who were the perpetrators of the dastardly deed. The body was very much bruised and the skull was broken in several places, showing that the robbers must have been most determined characters. When Mr. Stewart left Port Hope, having sold his grain, he was known to have in possession over $150 in cash, not a cent of which was found on his body. The team has not yet been found and the authorities are industriously looking for traces of the perpetrators of this foul outrage.


NESBIT - We understand that a man named Nesbit, who lives in the country back of Port Hope, was killed last night while returning from town where he had been to sell a load of grain.

It seems he had been drinking freely and was running horses when he was thrown out. The particulars are not yet learned.


WARD - A strange fatal accident is reported from Woodstock. Mrs. Ward, wife of Mr. Robert Ward, carpenter at the west end of that town, while engaged in her household duties two weeks ago, accidentally ran a needle into her hand. The hand swelled to such a size as to prevent any attempt to extract the needle. No fatal result was feared at the time, but on Wednesday last Mrs. Ward died in great pain.


October 5, 1878


CALLAGHAN - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, James Francis Callaghan, cab driver, aged 26 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 12 Jackson street east, on Monday, 7th instant, at 9 o'clock a.m. to the new Catholic cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


October 7, 1878


COX - Died on the 6th instant, Jennie, aged 22 years, daughter of A. J. Cox. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from 43 George street. Friends will please accept this i ntimation.


TREMBLY (Montreal) - A man named Trembly, painter of St. John's, was drowned last night by the upsetting of a skiff.


CAMPBELL (Watford) - A hard-drinking man, generally known as 'Happy' Campbell, died at Rogers' hotel last night. He was found on Thursday in a shed where he is supposed to have been since Tuesday. Exposure and whiskey were the cause of death.


ROGERS - A little girl, about six years of age, the daughter of William Rogers, of the second line of Warwick, was bitten a short time ago by a cat which had been bitten by a mad dog. The little girl died yesterday with all the symptoms of hydrophobia.


October 8, 1878


RICHARDS (Jarvis) - A child of John Richards, labourer of this place,was run over and killed this morning on the H. & N.W. railway track at the west end of the village, being cut completely in two. A deep cutting and numerous curves where the accident occurred rendered it impossible for the driver to see but a short distance ahead.

SCHAEFER - Conrad Schaefer of Erbsville left his residence some time during the night, and about one o'clock this morning his wife missed him when a search was at once made, and shortly afterward he was found in Mr. Jacobs' cedar swamp, hanging in a bent cedar about eighteen feet from the ground. The cause of the action is unknown. A jury was at once called.


DELANEY, PAYETTE - Patrick Delaney and Alphonse Payette of Montreal dropped dead of heart disease on Sunday.


YOUNG (Dorchester) - A little daughter of Mr. Royal Young of this place was killed this afternoon in a shocking manner. While her father was watering the horses in the yard, one of them got loose and threw the child down. Mr. Murray was called upon, but the child's face and cheek were crushed with the horse's feet to such an extent that death resulted in ubout half an hour.


STERLING - Died at 54 Jackson street, on the evening of the 7th instant, Ella, beloved wife of Mr. P. W. Sterling, in her 24th year. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept t intimation.


GREENE - Died on the morning of the 7th instant, at his residence 'Roseland' , Burlington, Rev. Thomas Greene, L.L.D., rector of Wellington Square, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral will leave the house at 1 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, 9th instant. Friends will please attend without further notice.


The announcement of the death of the Rev. Thomas Greene, L.I,.D., rector of Wellington Square, which took plane in that village yesterday morning, although not altogether unexpected, will be received with universal regret as the deceased was one of the oldest, most respected and best known clergymen in Western Ontario. The Rev. Mr. Greene was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and after taking orders, was sent out to Canada as a missionary by the Society of Promulgation of Christian Knowledge under Bishop Stewart of Quebec, arriving here in the year 1833. The field of labour embraced the whole district west of Montreal over which he has to make his way on horseback or in such other primitive style as could be made available, the late Bishop Strachan and many of the most prominent clergymen of Canada at that time connected with the Episcopal Church being his colleagues.

In the year 1837, the deceased laboured principally in the county of Norfolk where work bore good fruit and where his death will be sincerely mourned by many of the old residents. At the period of the late Dr. Greene's coming to this part of Canada, Hamilton was but a hamlet consisting as the deceased used to jocosely remark of a tavern, a blacksmith shop, und a flock of geese. Up to the year 1838 Dr. Greene continued to discharge missionary work, but in that year

he was appointed rector of Wellington Square and ministered to the spiritual wants of that place and Hawksville until a few years since when advancing years and disease compelled him to ask for and receive assistance. The deceased was married to Miss Kilally, a sister of the late Hon. Hamilton Kilally, of Toronto, formerly superintendent of the Welland canal, and subsequently Commissioner of Public Works. He was the father of nine children, six boys and three girls. One of his sons, the Rev. R. W. Greene, is curate at St. James Cathedral, Toronto; another, Mr. Thomas J. Greene, is a barrister at Burlington; and the others are farmers. The only one of the daughters married is the wife of Dr. George Mackelcan, of this city.

In the early history of the Church in Canada, the deceased whose classical attainments were of the highest order prepared many of the young men of the country for their examinations for holy orders, and although holding strong evangelical views, was a great favourite of the late Bishop Strachan, and also enjoyed the confidence of Bishop Bethune. Holding the rectorship of Wellington Square for forty years, the life of the deceased was not a very eventful one, but as a man, a clergyman, a father, and neighbour, he secured and retained until his death the confidence and esteem of all, and his death at the allotted period of three score and ten will be sincerely mourned by very many outside of his immediate relatives. The funeral it will be seen by notice elsewhere takes place on Wednesday afternoon.


October 9, 1878


CORRY - Died on the 8th instant, William H. H. Corry, only son of Hugh and Mary Corry, aged 9 years. Funeral will leave the residence of his father, 3 Walnut street, at 4 o'clock p.m., on Thursday, the 10th instant.


DEW - Died in this city, on the 9th instant, at Mrs. C. Wisker's Farmers' Hotel, 51 MacNab street north, Melissa, wife of Charles Dew, and eldest daughter of Mr. Isaac Shaw, of Caistorville, aged 39 years. Deceased had been a faithful servant to Mrs. Wisker, for the past ten years. The funeral will leave the above address on Thursday afternoon, 10th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please attend without further notice.


CRAWFORD (Toronto) - Information has been received of the murder at Joliette, Illinois, of a man named Crawford, aged 58, formerly a resident of this city. He was found in a river with his throat cut, several ribs broken, and a stab in the breast.


ORMEROD (Brantford) - The funeral of the late Ephraim Ormerod, son of Alderman Ormerod, took place on Sunday last to the Old Cemetery. The ceremony was very impressive. The deceased had been connected with the Fire Brigade and the Dufferin Rifles and both

organizations paid the last sad tribute of respect to their friend and comrade. As the procession moved to the place of burial via Wellington and Market streets thousands witnessed it and listened with mournful pleasure to the funeral march by the band. At the grave fully three thousand people assembled. The funeral service was read by Rev. Mr. Porter in a most impressive manner.


JOHNSTON - Lieut-Col. William McKenzie Johnston has just died at Strathroy, aged 69 years, in very impoverished circumstances. He acted at one time as agent under the late Col. Talbot and Col. Mount in the settlement of Ekfrid, Caradoc, Adelaide, and Metcalfe townships, and afterward became a large operator in real estate. During the collapse of 1857 his speculations ended in disaster from which he never recovered. He leaves a widow but no family.


October 10, 1878


PRINCE (London) - Mr. Henry Prince died in Chicago on Monday and was buried at Sandwich this afternoon.


HOGG (Galt) - A brakeman named Hogg who runs between Hamilton and Kincardine on the Wellington, Grey, and Bruce Railway was accidentally killed this evening by being struck on the head when passing under a bridge between here and Preston while walking on top of the cars.


October 11, 1878


BULL - Died at St. Catharines, on the 9th instant, Fanny Augusta, daughter of M. A. Bull, aged 7 months and 16 days.


OLIVER - Died at St. Catharines, on the 10th instant, John Oliver, stepson of Mr. F. B. Mansa, aged 4 years, 9 months and 12 days.


MCDIRMITT - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Mrs. Eliza McDirmitt, in the 60th year of her age. The funeral will leave the residence of her son-in-law, Thomas Searle, 103 Elgin street, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Friends will please attend without further notice.


ROSE - Albert Rose was instantly killed at Frankford on Wednesday by the falling of a tree during the gale.


MCKILLIGAN (Gorrie) - A horrible affair occurred bere on the 8th instant which resulted in the death of a young man named McKilligan. He was struck by John Sharpen on the head with a piece of board in a drunken brawl. An inquest is to be held to-day. Sharpen is under arrest.

GILFEATHER (Boston, Ontario) - James Gilfeather, baggage master, injured by the accident on Tuesday night, died this morning. A Board of Railroad Commissioners this morning commenced an investigation.


GLEASON (Toronto) - A terrible accident occurred this morning. F. Gleason, aged 14 years, was engaged in hauling stone with a horse and cart from the Yonge street wharf, and opposite the Great Western Railway station, the horse become restive. Gleason got off the cart and led the horse a short distance. In passing the station the horse became unmanageable and forced the boy against one of the corner windows, literally pinning him to the frame with one of the shafts, the point of which entered the lad's breast just below the throat, inflicting a wound six inches in length and three in width. The beast pressed on and split the ledge in two and tearing away the boy's thumb. As the beast turned back, Gleason dropped to the ground lifeless, death having been instantaneous. The body, except for the wound in the breast and the severance of the thumb,was uninjured, and the face wore a calm placid look, giving no sign of suffering. An inquest will be held this evening.


ARTHUR - In a late telegraphic dispatch from Clarksville on the H. & N.W. R. we announced that William Arthur, belonging to this city, had fallen dead in the street there. It has since transpired that Arthur was sent by Dow Bros., contractors,to do some work for them in that village. Deceased was about 45 years of age and leaves a wife and two children who, we believe, are not poorly provided for.


October 12, 1878


POTTRUFF - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Amos Pottruff, in the 35th year of his age. The funeral will leave his father's residence, No 42 Hunter street east, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


RIBBANDS (Toronto) - Information has been received here that George Ribbands, formerly a tavern keeper in Church street in this city, has been sentenced in England to be hanged for murdering his wife.


KNOWLES (Palmerston) - This morning about 9:30 Jennie Knowles, a servant girl in the Queen's Hotel, complained of feeling ill and died in about twenty minutes. An inquest was held by Dr. Cowan, but no evidence as to the cause of death could be found. The jury requested a postponement in order to have a post mortem examination.

KIMAR (Welland) - We have this week to record one of the most horrible accidents possible to conceive of by which a boy, 16 years of age, lost his life in a most fearful manner on Tuesday last. The lad's name was Kimar, and he lived with his father at Humberstone, the accident occurring at Mr. John Deterling's place in that township. The youth was standing on the machine helping unload when he unfortunately slipped so that his leg was caught by the cylinder. The machine was being driven by ten horse power at the time and the unfortunate victim was at once drawn in bodily, being disembowelled and mangled out of all human shape, and horrible to relate, some parts of the body actually passing through the machine. Although so badly crushed, life was observable after he was got out, but of course only for a few minutes. The concussion to the machine was so great that the stakes of the horsepower were actually torn from the ground. The occurrence is the most fearful that has ever occurred in the neighbourhood and has sent a thrill of horror to all who beheld it that will never be forgotten, nor should the warning of the necessity of caution be limited to these alone.


RYERSON, CORSON - Rev. John Ryerson died on Tuesday last at Simcoe in the 79th year of his age, and 59th of his ministry. On the same day, at Brantford, Rev. Robert Corson departed this life in the 85th year of his ministry. Both of the above were for many years leading ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.


October 14, 1878


MINNES - Died at 135 King street east, on the 13th instant, George A., fourth son of Thomas Minnes, aged 6 years. Funeral from his father's residence, on Tuesday, 15th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DEPATIE (Montreal) - A man named Damas Depatie, a tobacconist of this city, was shot last night at St. Ann Desplaines, near this city,by one of a party that was holding a charivari at Depatie's dousin's house. The party, being pursued by two men, turned upon them, when a gun was discharged, the ball taking effect in Depatie's groin. The unfortunate man died early this morning. Frederick Lavillie was arrested in this city to-day and is accused of being the person who fired the shot.


October 15, 1878


MACKLIN - Died at Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, 12th October, Sarah Stuart, third daughter of James C. Macklin, aged 19 years. Funeral from G.W.R. station, on Tuesday, 15th instant, on the arrival of the train at 3 o'clock.

HADIX - A German bricklayer's assistant, named John Hadix, died of starvation Monday morning at 26 St. Lawrence street, Toronto, He met with an accident some weeks ago and was confined to bed. His wife was also recently taken ill, and since then the whole family of four have been literally starving. The man's pride would not allow him to make his condition known.


MCALPINE - The death is announced of Dr. McAlpine of Ekfrid, well known throughout the western portion of this province. He was at one time editor of the Glencoe "Transcript" and afterwards held a position on the G.W.R. He caught cold in the discharge of his duties as a professional man some time ago which brought on consumption of which disease he had for some time gradually wasted away until last week when death ensued. Dr. McAlpine was held in esteem by those who knew him.


KUNZ - A terrible accident occurred at Woodbridge Centre, about six miles from New Haven, on Saturday, October 5th. While Mrs. Jacob Kunz was putting a handful of wood in the stove to hasten the fire for her baking, the flames burst out, and before she had any intimation of her danger, her calico dress was on fire. In a moment she lost all presence of mind and calling frantically to her little daughter who was in the sitting-room, she remained standing on the kitchen floor, not knowing what to do. By the time the little girl had reached her, the flames had spread around to her back and were encircling her person. With a strange impulse the crazed woman rushed out of the house around to the rear and into the barn which contained nearly fifteen tons of hay. Mrs. Kunz threw herself down upon the floor and rolled about on the hay setting it on fire and making her situation more critical. She was literally roasted. In a moment after she had entered the barn, the daughter saw her come out and rush to the back of the house. Her clothes were gone and her flesh from her feet to her head was black from fire except where the skin had peeled off. Running to the well, the unfortunate woman climbed over the curb and jumped into the water. The well is a deep one and the woman was drowned. She had chosen an easier death, for she could not have survived the burning. The neighbours were summoned by the terrified daughter, and Mrs. Kunz' lifeless body was taken out of the well.


October 16, 1878


ARCAN (Montreal) - The body of a man, supposed to be that of L. B. Arcan, has been found in the river at Longeuil Point.


SMITH - The body of an insane woman named Mrs. Smith, who left home in North (lower some time ago, was found on Monday in the hush near Beckett's Landing. It is supposed the unfortunate woman met her death from starvation.


TRUAX - Recently a little daughter of Mr. George B. Truax, of Roxton, swallowed part of an ear-ring which stuck in her throat. Medical aid was called as soon as possible, and it is said the doctor forced it down into her stomach, but after a few days of great suffering she died from the effects of it.


FLYNN - From St. Thomas, we learn that Mr. Owen Flynn, freight conductor of the Canada Southern Railway, died very suddenly on Sunday afternoon. He fell down on the sidewalk and died in a few minutes. It is conjectured that the cause of death was heart disease. Deceased has been one of the oldest employees of the Great Western Railway Company.


BUCKLEY (Meaford) - James Buckley, a tavern keeper, four miles from here on the road to Thornbury, was found by his brother yesterday hanging from the bannister of the stairs in his own hotel, quite dead. He had been drinking heavily and ill treating his wife and family whom he had driven away a short time ago. He was 41 years of age.


DONNELLY - A most painful death occurred in the County of Carleton, Tuesday, the unfortunate man being Mr. Edward Donnelly of the Township of Marlborough. Last year, the terrible disease, gangrene, made its appearance in one of his feet, and although medical treatment was at once secured, it travelled upward so rapidly that Donnelly had to be removed to the Protestant Hospital. While there the disease continued to spread until it was deemed necessary, for the preservation of the patient's life, to amputate the limb above the knee. This was done and in the course of time Donnelly was able to go home. For some months he enjoyed good health, hut recently the disease broke out afresh in the other leg and spread so fast that he died from the effects on Tuesday.


October 17, 1878


SMITH - Died in Dundas, on Friday, October 11th, Miss Ellen Smith, aged 70 years.


GILLESPY - Died on the 16th instant, Mrs. William Gillespy, after a long and painful illness, aged 48 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday, the 19th instant, at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will pleast accept this notification.


RACITTE (Montreal) - Augustine Racitte, carpenter, fell from a building to-day and was instanfy killed.

HADLEY (Belleville) - A boy named George Hadley, aged about eleven years, was drowned in the bay yesterday. He and some other boys about the same age put off in a small sailboat and when near Massassaga Point, the boat capsized and Hadley sank at once, but the other boys were rescued by Mr. McDonald who was engaged in fishing on the opposite side of the bay. Hadley's mother resides in Belleville.


MULHOLLAND (Huntsville) On Saturday, 13th, while a party of land seekers were driving in South Perry, a gun accidentally discharged, mortally wounding Mark Mulholland, the driver, who died the same night. An inquest was held on Tuesday. Verdict: "Accidentally shot, no blame being attached to anyone"


October 18, 1878


JONES - Died at Leamington, County of Essex, on the 15th instant, Rev. Edmund S. Jones, of the Methodist Church of Canada, and brother of Mr. Seneca Jones, of this city, in the 39th year of his age.


GOSGRIFF - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Mary Cecelia, eldest daughter of John Cosgriff, aged 11 years, 8 months, and 15 days. Funeral will leave her father's residence, No 140 Robert street, on Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, to Dundas cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


ROBERTSON - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Isabella, daughter of Daniel Robertson, aged 9 months. Funeral will leave 123 James street north, on Saturday, the 19th instant, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


ADAMS (Dunnville) - Augustine Adams, better known as 'Kentucky Adams', one of the mighty hunters of this section when the country was a dense forest for several miles on each side of the Grand River when bears, deer, and wild turkeys were to be found by skilful hunters, has just died, aged 80 years. He emigrated from Kentucky Rose forty or fifty years since. He was one of the best marksmen in the country.


October 19, 1878


SHIPLEY - Another old pioneer of Middlesex has passed away in the person of Mr. Lionel Shipley of Lobo, aged 87 years, father of Mr. I,. E. Shipley, the well known agriculturist. Deceased came here from Northumberland forty years ago.


MCCAULAY (Ottawa) The body of McCaulay who had been missing since the 1st of October

has been brought to the city. As stated in yesterday's disputch it was found in the Ottawa river fourteen miles below the city and was at first supposed that he had committed suioide overcome love affair. This morning, however, this theory was exploded. On a post mortem examination being held by Drs. Church, Malloch, and Hartley, it wus found that he had been shot in the right temple just above the ear with a revolver, the bullet travelling forward a short distance and then down, showing that the murderous villain fired from behind.

When last seen, Macaulay wore a gold watch and massive chain, and his comrades say he carried a revolver, having been attacked before. Neither of these articles was found in his possession, and in addition to this, one of his pockets appeared to have cut out. The city has been thrown into a fever of excitement as many attribute his death to the recent religious disturbances. An inquest is in progress this afternoon.

Nothing has been elicited to implicate anyone, but suspicion points to a certain party who will likely be arrested. The evidence of the young lady Macaulay was keeping company with has been taken. She said the deceased called on her on the evening of the 1st instant and remained until twenty-five minutes after ten o'clock and then left for the station to go on duty, having five minutes to spare. He never reached the station.

Ex-detective Davis and detective McVeitty are working up the case. Dececsed was 33 years of age and had resided in Ottawa for a number of yeurs. At the time of his death he was Grand Chaplain of the Orange Young Britons.


October 19, 1878


UNKNOWN MAN - A most singular and extraordinary suioide by drowning is reported as having occurred at Burlington Beach last Friday night. A well dressed, middle-aged man was seen or Friday walking along the Beach holding in his hand a cane of large size. As this was not an unusual circumstance but little notice was taken of the fact beyond that one or two female residents observed that the man appeared to be greatly depressed or to be in one of those moods wherein the mind is exercising itself in debating the question as whether it is better to face the evils we know than to take a journey to that bourne from which no traveller returns.

 It is also said that the man was somewhat particular in his observation of the clothes and other items exposed around the different residences on the Beach. At about half past one o'clock this morning, Mr. Daniel MoQuade, a fisherman on the Beach, sent out his hired man, George Williams, to look after the gill nets and on proceeding to haul in the first one, Williams was greatly surprised to find the body of a man wrapped up in it. A further search revealed the fact

that the body was attached to a rope, one end being fastened round the shoulders and the waist and the other securely tied to a post or stake on shore. The body was brought to land when it was seen to be that of a man about 50 years of age, medium size, and having grey side-whiskers. The clothing was of good quality indicating that during life the man had probably been in good circumstances.

The deceased it would seem had first taken a clothes line from one of the yards and had walked up and down the Beach severul times, his footsteps being perceptible in the sand, but finally threw that line away and used Mr. McQuade's gill net rope. If the theory advanced bv those who brought the body to shore; viz., Messrs McQuade, Taafe, Corey, and Wade, be correct, the suicide would seem to be one of the most determined and extraordinary on record. It seems almost incredible that a man should first attach a rope to a stake and his body, and then deliberately walk into the water and drown.

The theory of the manner in which the man courted death will be entertained until the fullest investigation has been made. The body was left on the shore and a messenger sent to Dr. White at 7:30 this morning, and that gentleman at once ordered an inquest to be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Dynes' tavern, Constable McNair being entrusted with the duty of hunting up evidence and summoning a jury.


October 21, 1878


KERR - Died suddenly, on Saturday evening, the 19th instant, Hugh Kerr, chief engineer of the propeller "Columbia" Funeral will take place from his late residence, 18 Barton street west, to-day, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend.


TOWNSEND - Died this morning, at 145 John street south, Arthur Edgar, youngest son of Mr. S. E. Townsend, aged 14 months and 9 days.


COULSON - Another old resident of Middlesex died to-day, Mr. Joseph Coulson, who came to London Township in 1831 and remained there ever since. He took part in the troubles of 1837. He was the first importer of Leicester sheep to Canada.


ST. LAUREN (Rimouski) - A fatal accident occurred on the Intercolonial Railway this morning. While the section men were going to work and approaching a place called the "Blind Curve", five miles from Tartagon, the hand car was run into by a special train, killing Theophilus St. Lauren, and badly injuring Alphonse Brilliant, both section men. Brilliant is expected to recover. The hand car was broken to pieces.

October 22, 1878


MCLAUGHLIN - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Margaret, wife of Mr. Anthony McLaughlin, aged 39 years. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning next at 9 o'clock from the residence, No 19 Davenport street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FLOOD (Ottawa) - An eight-year-old boy, named Flood, was fatally kicked on Cumberland street last night by a horse.


KING The body of Patrick King was found floating in the bay at Kingston on Sunday. From evidence given at the inquest on Monday it appeared the deceased was unsound of mind and was accidentally drowned.


BRENNAN - It is with regret that we hear of the death of the father of Rev. Father Brennan, formerly superintendent of Separate Schools in this city, which sad event took place at Hagersville yesterday. The deceased had resided in that neighbourhood for many years and was favourably known to a wide circle of friends who will regret to hear of his death.


October 23, 1878


GARVEY (Ottawa) - Yesterday afternoon at Buckingham Fair three men pounced upon a man named Meron and beat him severely. During the melee he drew a revolver and shot one of them named Garvey in the breast, inflicting a probably fatal wound.


REYNOLDS (Cannington) - Mr. Nelson ReynoTds of this place fell dead this evening while crossing the floor of his house.


FENCY (Owen Sound) - An accident occurred this evening which resulted in the death by drowning of a young man named William Fency. It appears that he was lying on the tug "Ross" partly asleep. While the crew of the "City of Winnipeg" were shifting that steamer in the river, the rope gave way, causing the tug to roll when Fency fell overboard. Every effort was made to rescue him, but he sank immediately. The body has not yet been found.


FOWKE - A verdict of "accidental death" was returned ip the case of Erasmus B. Fowke, killed on Friday last by the Grand Trunk, near Guelph. Deceased was hard of hearing.


DAVIES - The many friends of Mr. John Davies, one of the most accomplished gentlemen who ever resided in Canada, will deeply regret to learn of his death which took place at Melbourne,

Australia, in July last. The deceased was formerly secretary to the Hon. John Carling of London and was very popular with all who knew him. He was a writer of great ability and one who will be remembered kindly by all with whom he came in contact.


October 24, 1878


KENNEDY - Major Kennedy who was buried with military honours last Friday was a private in one of Her Majesty's regiments. He left the army over ten years ago when his regiment was quartered in Brantford,Ontario, and almost immediately joined the volunteer militia with which he remained connected until his death. This fall he was gazetted Major of the 29th Waterloo Battalion. Major Kennedy was much respected by those who knew him.


October 25, 1878


FIELDS - Died on the 24th instant, at 229 James street north, of bronchitis, Robertena Melissa Fields, youngest daughter of Charles Fields, aged 2 years and 4 months. Funeral to take place at 2 o'clock p.m., Saturday.


BENNETT (London) - The body of a man was found this morning at 4 o'clock lying on the G.W.R. track near the freight house. The face and portions of the body were covered with blood, and on further examination warmth was found to exist. The yardsman who made the discovery gave an alarm and the body was removed to the station, being recognized as that of William Bennett, aged 28, who had been for some time employed with E. E. Fargraves, lumber merchant, York street. He was seen yesterday afternoon drunk.

It was at first supposed that he met with some accident on the track, being probably knocked down by a passing train. There was a cut on the forehead and another in the right hand, the chest presenting marks of concussion. An inquest was commenced to-day and adjourned. Suspicions have been developed that the deceased met with foul play. He leaves a wife and two small children.


JONES (Dundas) - A watchmaker, named James Jones, died here this afternoon very suddenly. It seems that his death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel in the head. He was unmarried and about 42 years of age.


BEARDSAIL (Ingersoll) An old Christian pioneer is gone. Elder Beardsail, a minister of the Baptist denomination, was buried on Monday at the ripe age of 76 years, his remains being escorted to the cemetery by a large number of friends. He came to Ingersoll about twenty-four years ago, since which time he has continually resided here or rather close to the town.

MEYER - On Saturday, a well-to-do farmer from the district known as 'New Prussia', named Philip Meyer, went to Waterloo with a load of grain. Returning he stopped at the hotel at St. Agatha about seven o'clock in the evening and that was the last seen of him until about four o'clock the following morning when he was found dead lying in the creek which runs through the swamp in the 'upper street' near where Fuller's old tavern used to be. The theory of the accident is this: A new bridge had recently been built over the swamp, a little to one side of the alignment of the old bridge. It is supposed that Meyer kept on the old track and that one of the horses fell off the bridge, upsetting the wagon upon the driver who was unable to extricate himself from the water and mire, and was subsequently suffocated. The horse which fell from the bridge was found dead also, but the other one survived. Mr. Meyer was a wealthy and respected farmer, living within a few miles of Wellesley Village. He leaves a family to mourn his loss.


October 26, 1878


DOWER - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Eddie, beloved son of Christopher and Jane Dower, aged 3 years, 6 months, and 2 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, 55 Victoria avenue north, Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintacnes will please attend.


PTOLEMY - Died at Binbrook, October 26th, Mrs. William Ptolemy, Sr., in the 67th year of her age.


DORLAND - Mrs. Dorland, an old lady of some 88 years, and mother of Mr. J. Y. Dorland, of Oakvilie, died at the residence of her son, Mr. Erasmus Dorland, near Palermo, on Wednesday eve ning.


BOND - James Bond, son of Dr. J. B. Bond, of Yarmouth, is reported to-day by cable as having been washed overboard from the ship "Irmis" and drowned while on passage to Europe.


SKATES (Montreal) - A section man named Skates was killed on the railway track last night near Lachine by a train running into a hand-car on which the unfortunate man was seated.


October 28, 1878


ROGERS (St. Catharines) - Mr. Elkanah Rogers of this city has just received news of the death of his brother, Abram, who passed away at his home in Hartford, Conn., on the 30th day of September last. Deceased was born in the Township of Canborough in this county on the 26th of August, 1827, and he was therefore 51 years of age. He left Canada twenty-six years ago and made his home in Hartford. He leaves a wife and one son. Deceased was buried at Monson, Mass.

STEWART (Elmira) - A sad accident occurred to Mr. John Stewart's son, living on the town line between Peel and Wellesley. It appears that several of his children were riding in an empty wagon and on turning a corner one of them lost his balance, and it is supposed fell against the hind wheel which ran over his body. Mr. Stewart, receives great sympathy, this being the second accident which has befallen his children within two months.


MCTAGUE - Bernard McTague, who died the other day, was born in Londonderry in 1800, emigrating to Canada in 1828. He settled on the Waterloo road where for five years he carried on a butchering business. After that he butchered for several years in the old market, and since retiring has lived in his present house. Of his family, nine are living, three sons in Guelph, and one in the United States, one daughter in Niagara Falls and four daughters in Guelph.


MCKAY - The death of Mrs. McKay of West Zorra at the age of 93 years is chronicled in the Woodstock papers. Her mother lived to be 103 years of age. Mrs. McKay's maiden name was Grant. She was married when 21 years of age and along with her husband came to this country in the year 1835, and shared with him the hardship incident to pioneer life.

She leaves a family of six, three sons and three daughters, nearly all of whom are over 60 years of age. Her grandchildren are many, and her great-grandchildren who are living number no less that thirty-five. Very many in West Zorra will bear grateful testimony to her kindness and hospitality.


October 29, 1878


STOTESBURG - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, of consumption, Mrs. Martha Stotesburg, eldest daughter of Mr. Jacob Shaupp, aged 19 years. Funeral will take place from her mother's residence, corner of Main and John streets, to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


BLARNEY - Died in this city, on the 29th instant, Robert William son of Robert William and Hannah Blarney, aged 4 years, 4 months, and 19 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence 77 Park street north, on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


VINEY - The body of an old pensioner named Viney, who mysteriously disappeared from his house at Amherstburg, Ontario, was discovered in the river near that town.

TURNER (Montreal) An inquest was held on the remains of Mr. Turner who was found in the aqueduct on Saturday, and a verdict of "found drowned" was returned.


NOONAN (Toronto) - Geoffrey Noonan, aged 60, and who is very wealthy, dropped dead in the street to-day. Mr. Moonan was formerly a printer and came to this city from California.


MUIR (Halifax) - John Muir, of the firm of Muir & Scott, fish merchants, died very suddenly this afternoon. He was about undergoing an operation under the doctor's hands and immediately they commenced administering chloroform to him he died. He was a healthy-looking young man.


October 30, 1878


HUGHES - Died in this city, John Hughes, youngest son of Mrs. H. Hughes, aged 33 years. Funeral will leave his mother's residence, 123 Mary street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m.


BROTHERS (Montreal) - A young woman named Mary Brothers, alias Burns, was found dead on the foor of a house of ill fame in Leclaire Lane to-day under the suspicion of having been foully dealt with. The neighbourhood where she lived is one of the lowest in the city.


MITCHELL (Toronto) - The infant son of Alexander Mitchell, living on Huron street, was accidentally smothered yesterday.


MCDONALD - The Rev. Donald McDonald, Presbyterian minister at Napier, is dead after a three months' illness. He was formerly a school teacher in London. He leaves a wife and four children.


KANE - A man named Joseph Kane died at Hull last night from the effects of injuries received by falling from a lumber pile the day previous.


MCKENZIE (London) - Word reached this city yesterday from Dayton, Ohio, of the horrible death of George McKenzie, son of the green grocer of the same name, and who formerly worked as engine driver or pressman in a city printing office. He had been for the past couple of months engaged in running the engine of a saw mill in Dayton when the boiler exploded and he was killed as stated. His father left for Dayton yesterday to look after the remains.


MCLOREY (Ingersoll) - The death is announced of Mr. Peter McLorey who has for a long time been connected with the dry goods business with Mr. George Thompson of this place. Deceased had been ailing for some time. The funerel took place from his late residence, King street west, on Monday.

RICHARDS (Windsor) - On Sunday morning, Mark Richards, aged 76, died at his residence. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens, having resided in Windsor for over forty years. In 1862 and 1863, he was Mayor of the town. He leaves four sons.


MURRAY - James Murray, Sr., one of the landmarks of Tyendinaga has passed away in his 88th year.


October 31, 1878


DILLON - Died in this city, on the 31st instant, Mary, beloved wife of John Dillon, aged 43 years. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 159 Bay street north, on Saturday, 2nd November, at 7:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


SALTZBURG - Died in Simcoe, on the 27th October, after a short illness, Mr. Philip Saltzburg, builder, aged 39 years.


COULSON (Grafton) - An unmarried woman, named Mary Coulson, about 35 years of age, was killed at Jamieson's crossing, five miles east of the station, this afternoon. The deceased was a music teacher and while returning home from giving lessons, she passed upon the railway crossing facing the east A freight train at this moment coming from the west struck her, carrying her one hundred yards down the track and throwi her lifeless body into the ditch. The train was stopped and the body brought back to the crossing where it was taken charge of by her friends. The facts of the case are such as to lead too the supposition that the unfortunate woman premeditated the act.


WALKER (Drumbo) - A gloom seems to hang over our young folks here since the death of Mr. A. Walker who died in Paris last Thursday. He has been staying here for the past two years and had only been home a week when his death was announced. Hr was a member of the O.Y.B. band, and will be missed by the boys who all thought a great deal of him.


STEELE - On Monday last, a melancholy accident occurred at the residence of Mr. Robert Steele, Longneuil, whereby his youngest child, aged about two years and a half, lost its life by drowning in a churn of buttermilk. While Mrs. Steele was in the act of churning, the child climbed up on a chair beside her and amused itself by holding the dash with its mother. When finished churning, Mrs. Steele took off the butter and proceeded with it to the cellar. In her absence, the child had remounted the chair, and leaning over the churn fell into it head foremost. On returning from the cellar Mrs. Steele discovered the child's feet protruding from the churu, and immediately lifted it out when it gasped once or twice and expired.

November 1, 1878


POLLOCK - Died in Port Stanley, on the 25th ultimo, of typhoid fever, Bertha Jane, daughter of Captain Alexander Pollock, aged 15 years and 8 months.


RINE (Toronto) - Mrs. D. L. Rine died at her father's residence, McKeesport, Pa., last night.


BRIDGEMAN (Toronto) - Br, Bridgenan, one of the city coroners, died to-day of cancer of the stomach.


MCGIVERAN (London) - A lunatic at the Asylum named McGiveran met a horrible death by scalding in a bath tub on Tuesday evening. The attendant left him for a few minutes, and he turned on the hot water himself, being so scalded that he died shortly after. An inquest was held. The attendant was acquitted of blame, being new at the business and unacquainted with the rules.


MCCANNA (London) - A waman named McCanna dropped dead this morning while crossing the floor of her dwelling. Deceased was addicted to the excessive use of liquor. Her husband, James McCanna, is at present serving a term in jail for larceny.


GREEN - The death of Mr. Freeman Green of the Township of Howard, which has been expected for some time, occurred on Sunday last at the advanced age of 94 years. Mr. Green was born in New Jersey, U.S., and emigrated with his parents to Canada during the latter part of the last century, and in consequence was a U. E. Loyalist. Mr. Green moved to the township of Howard in 1816 and located and settled on the farm where he has lived for the last 62 or 63 years. He was one of the few pioneers that remain of Talbot street.


CHAMBERS - A very sudden death occurred at Streetsville the other day. Miss Melinda Chambers, apparently in health, expired without a warning to the bereaved family.


HARRISON - The telegrams which have been published in the "Spectator" during the past day or two must have prepared our readers for the death of Chief Justine Harrison which took place at Toronto this morning at half past six o'clock. It is nearly two months since the deceased was first incapacitated for duty by the disease which has terminated fatally; viz., fatty degeneration of the heart. He was loathe to give up the arduous duties encumbent upon him as Chief Justice of Ontario, but was compelled to take to his bed, and although his recovery was at times hopeful, his medical advisers were united in their opinion of his critical condition. He suffered a relapse on Thursday night and gradually sank.

Robert Alexander Harrison was pre-eminently a self-made man. He entered a Toronto law office as a law student at an early age and applied time most assiduously to master the profession. His time in and out of the office was mainly devoted to acquiring that knowledge which was the stepping stone to his future preferment. And when replying to the numerous congratulatory addresses which were presented to him on his first circuit, he found great delight in giving his younger legal brothers encouragement by reciting his own experiences as a proof that there is no royal road to the Bench, that Canadian institutions demand that merit shall alone be the lever for preferment.

Passing his examinations as barrister with honours which so few lawyers have been able to do, Mr. Harrison speedily attained an eminent position as a legal authority. He practised in Toronto for many years in the firm of Harrison, Osier, and Moss, which enjoyed a very extensive patronage in the several branches of law. He was appointed a member of the Benchers' Society and at an early age was nominated a Queen's Counsel. It was in municipal law where he chiefly excelled, but during the trial of petitions incident to the elections of 1874, Mr. Harrison held a great many briefs and it was mainly owing to his keen, searching questions that several of the Reform members lost their seats.

A consistent Liberal-Conservative, he was not a rabid politician. He represented West Toronto for several years, both before and after Confederation, not only taking a painstaking interest in Toronto but in the Dominion generally, for he was a Canadian in the very truest sense of the word.

It was not in Parliament, however, where Mr. Harrison was best fitted to make his mark, and so in the early part of 1875, the Government of the day decided that he should be elevated to the Bench. He was elevated to, and accepted, the position of Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Ontario, that high post being rendered vacant by the appointment of Sir W. B. Richards to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Dominion, his partner, Mr. Moss, Q.C., being also elevated to the Bench to fill the position vacated by Judge Strong who was elevated to the Supreme Court.

Although appointed right over the heads of several puisne judges, previously elevated, there was no grumbling at this step, for it was felt that the Government of the day had acted on the rightful assumption that merit, and merit alone, should govern them in their action. The Government was endorsed most heartily on all hands, and there was universal approval of Mr. Harrison's conduct in giving up a practice worth several thousand dollars per annum more than his salary as judge. It was felt that no man had probably held more briefs that Mr. Harrison for the time he had been in practice, that from the very first he had taken kindly to law. Having achieved the very highest honours as a student, he had rapidly risen to a professional eminence second to none in the Province, all be it remembered by his own painstaking and industrious habit of making the most

of his time and his talents. Being in the prime of life, a quick-thinking, indefatigable worker, and a sound lawyer, it was felt that the Province had been most fortunate in securing the services of a gentleman with such a combination of recommendations, a gentleman too to whom the pub1ic and the profession might alike look with the greatest confidence that nothing but strictest integrity would actuate or guide his decisions. But too soon has he had to succumb, and we believe his death will be universally regretted.

The late Mr. Harrison was one of the few legal writers of note which Canada has produced. His works are the principal authorities how quoted in our law courts, and his digests are recognized by the jurists of the land as of the very highest character. His principal works were "Harrison and O'Brien's Digest" which has gone through several editions since it was published in 1852; "Law Procedure Acts", first published in 1858; and the most noted work of all, published in the same year "Harrison's Municipal Manual". He also published a large number of other legal works and was at one time an editor of the "Ontario Law Journal" to which he contributed numerous valuable articles on legal topics.

The late Chief Justice was in the prime of life, being only 55 years of age. He was called to the Bar twenty-eight years ago, was created Q.C. in 1867, elected a Bencher in 1871, and was elevated to the Bench in 1875. He will probably be buried to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, and it is believed the funeral obsequies will be of a public character.


November 2, 1878


MONTPETIT (Montreal) - A woman named Montpetit was found dead on the floor of her dwelling to-day. She is supposed to have died of heart disease.


BARR (Ingersoll) - It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. S. Barr, a member of the Board of Education, and a good citizen.


ADAMS, SWAYZE, SMITH - The Dunnville "Press" notices the funerals of three old men of that vicinity within the past three weeks whose united ages amounted to two hundred and

thirty-three years; viz., Augustus Adams, aged 84; Isaac Swayze, aged 77; and Jacob Smith, aged 72 years.


BULLEN - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, suddenly of heart disease, Charles Francis Bullen, M.D., in the 42nd year of his age. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the family residence, 54 Catherine street north. Friends are requested to accept this notice.

We regret to have to record the very sudden death of Dr. Charles F. Bullen of this city, which sad event took place this morning at his residence, Catherine street north. It appears that at an early

hour a man called at the house and rang the bell violently. The doctor answered the alarm when the visitor stated that one of his parents was very seriously ill and requested that the doctor should speedily go and see him. Dr. Bullen promised to attend to the call at once and returned to his dressing-room with the object of completing his toilet. He had been gone but a few minutes when Mrs. Bullen heard a noise as if of some one falling heavily to the floor, and on her entering the room she found her husband lying on the floor in a semi-conscious state and unable to reply to her alarmed enquiry as to what had happened.

Being helpless and believing her husband to be dangerously ill, Mrs. Bullen rushed to the residence of Mr. Frank Mackelcan, barrister, who lives next door and got him to summon his brother, Dr. George F. Mackelcan. The latter lost not a moment, but before his arrival Dr. Bullen had breathed his last. Coroner White was notified of the death and requested to hold an inquest, but on learning by personal enquiry that death resulted from heart disease, he cancelled the precept.

For some time back it seems deceased had shown undoubted symptoms that he laboured from the disease of the heart of which he died, and seemed to have a belief that some day or other it would take him away suddenly, as only a week ago he called on Mr. F. Mackelcan and urged him to assist him in making his will as he was afraid he might died suddenly, and he wished to leave his affairs straight. He had, however, been in his usual health, and on Friday night attended the meeting of the organization of the new Court of the Independent Order of Foresters of which he was elected physician.

Dr. Bullen was the son of one of the pioneers of the Township of Delaware, County of Middlesex, in which township he was born on the 12th of July, 1837. He studied medicine at McGill College, Montreal, where he received the degree of M.D. with high honours. When he left college, the American Civil war was at its height, and joining a medical service of the Northern army, he served two years, having extensive experience in the severe conflict. Returning to Canada, he settled at Wellington Square, now Burlington, where he remained several years, acquiring a successful practice. Believing there was a better field for his talents in Hamilton, he removed here in 1868, and entered into a pertnemhlp with Dr. McDonald. He afterward dissolved partnership and practised by himself, having a most extensive patronage.

On the death of Dr. Hamilton of West Flamborough a few years ago, Dr. Bullen was appointed chief medical adviser of the G.W.R. which position he held most acceptably till his death. In October 1866, he married a daughter of the late Dr. Hunter of this city, who survives him, along with two sons. His brother, Mr. W. F. Bullen, is a prominent citizen of London, Ontario, where he is a manager of the Ontario Havings and Investment Society. A kind father, an affectionate husband, a good citizen, and highly respected not only by his brethren of the profession but by

the community generally, Dr. Bullen has passed away in the prime of life, regretted by all who had the advantage of his acquaintance. His sorrowing widow and orphans will have the sympathy of the entire community in this terrible affliction.

The funeral takes place on Monday next at 3 p.m.


November 4, 1878


ARLAND - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, Henry Arland, father of Arland Bros, of this city, aged 78 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 63 King street, this (Monday) morning, at 8:30.


STILL (Toronto) Still, the brakesman who was injured in the Grand Trunk collision on Thursday, died this morning at the hospital. The operator, Alexander Hay, will now be charged with manslaughter.


MOORE (St. Thomas) A young man nnmed John Moore, fireman on the Air Line, left his employment last night to go home as he did not feel very well. On his arrival home he was taken much worse. Drs. Gustin and Tweedale were called in, but medical aid was of no use as he expired shortly after. His sudden demise has cast a gloom over the community in which he was known and lived. He was unmarried and about 26 years old.


November 5. 1878


SCOTT (Montreal) Mr. Robert Scott, formerly the largest hardware merchant in this city but latterly reduced in circumstances, died suddenly from an attack of apoplexy.


MOTELY (St. Catharines) - Mr. John Motely, an old resident of Port Dalhousie, died on Saturday last of consumption. Deceased was well known in this city where he spent the earlier years of his life and was highly respected both here and in the port.


BISSELL - Mr. William Bissell, one of our oldest citizens, died this morning aged 71 years. He came to London forty years ago. He was one of the first Oddfellows here and was known to the order as Father Bissell, (London)


RIDDELL (St. Catharines) - On Saturday last we announced the death by diphtheria of a six-year-old son of Mr. Andrew Riddell, and to-day we have to add the death of another member of the same family which sad event occurred Sunday morning about ten o'clock. The second victim claimed by the scourge was a fine boy aged three and a half years. The little fellows were

buried side by side at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, a very large number of our citizens attending the funeral, thereby testifying their sympathy with the bereaved parents in their sad affliction.


STRONGMAN - Died at New York, on 28th October, David Strongman, after a lingering consumption of three years, aged 52, son of the late James Strongman, of this city.


November 6, 1878                


JAURE (Montreal) - A labourer named Jaure dropped dead from heart disease while chopping wood.


DEWAR - Died on Monday, 4th November, at 148 Bay street south, Hamilton, Plummer Dewar, in his 64th year. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 o'clock.

The death of Mr. Plummer Dewar, although not unexpected, has struck a chord of sympathy in the hearts of the people of Hamilton. For the past two or three years the deceased had been suffering, at times very acutely, from a disease with which no medical skill could cope, and although his cheerfulness of mind never forsook him, at times his sufferings were most intense. They were ended on Tuesday morning by death. Mr. Dewar was a Scotchman by birth, descended from a prominent and wealthy family, but with the usual enterprise of the race, he was not content to remain at home, and therefore proceeded abroad and commenced business in one of the West India Islands where he remained for some years.

He then emigrated to Canada and became identified with the mercantile, manufacturing, and transportation businesses of the city, a connection which has existed for the past quarter of a century. In the early history of the G.W.R., during the management of Mr. Harris, the deceased filled the office of accountant, and on resigning that position, he joined the firm of which the Hon. Isaac Buchanan was the head. Subsequently he became a heavy stockholder in the Canada Sewing Machine Company, and was instrumental in bringing into life many other businesses. As a man and as a merchant the deceased was highly respected. He was twice married and leaves a family of some eighteen or twenty children.


MAY (Thetford) - Yesterday afternoon, a fatal accident occurred in this place. A man by the name of John May was trying to cross the railraod between the cars, and while climbing up, the train started. He fell down and after being dragged several yards was thrown across the rail upon the breast and part of the train ran over him. He was instantly killed. The village coroner, Dr. Bice, immediately held an inquest, and the following verdict was returned: "That John May came to his death by being run over by the cars while in a state of intoxication".

HOLTON (Belleville) - Mr. George Holton, Collector of Inland Revenue for the Belleville District, died here this morning of typhoid fever, aged 36. He was appointed three years ago.


DOUGHERTY - Death of Mr. William Dougherty: This old and respected resident of Binbrook, after a lengthened illness, has just died at the age of 84 years. The deceased was born in the County of Derry, Ireland, and at an early period in his life emigrated to Canada, settling at first in the township of Trafalgar, and subsequently removing to Binbrook. Five sons and 1 daughter survive him, all of whom are married. The funeral was very largely attended.


CHILMAN - Died in Hamilton, on the 6th instant, Isaac C. Chilman, in his 54th year. Funeral on Friday, at 3:30 o'clock, from his late residence, No 119 King street west. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. I C. Chilman, an old and respected citizen of Hamilton, which took place at his residence, King street west, to-day. Mr. Chilman came to this city from England over twenty years ago and at once entered into active business as a baker and confestioner. His business increased greatly and Hamilton's position as a commercial centre being altogether favourable for the purpose, he afterwards opened a large wholesale confectionery and biscuit manufactory on King street east.

That business not proving a success financially was given up a few years ago, but he continued his retail business up to his death. About a year ago deceased met with an accident which at that time nearly caused his death. He was eating his dinner when a bone in a piece of meat accidentally stuck in his throat and could not be removed for several weeks, the result being that he suffered most severely and never recovered from the effects of the misadventure.

He has been sick of that malady from which he died, a species of consumption, we believe, for a considerable time, and to his friends his death has not been unlooked for. Mr. Chilman was a consistent office bearer of the Congregational Church in which body he took a great interest. His death at a comparatively speaking early age will be regretted by a large circle of friends, and we are assured his sorrowing widow and family will have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.


November 7, 1878

VIDAL - From Garcia comes the report of the death of Mr. W. P. Vidal, the first barrister in Lambton County. Deceased was a brother of Hon. Senator Vidal and well known throughout the west. His funeral which took place with Masonic honours was very largely attended.

KERR (Elora) - An old resident of Elora and Galt, named William Kerr, formerly of the 91st Regiment, died suddenly of heart disease in Harriston this morning. He was with Sir John Moore at Corunna, served throughout the Peninsular War, and was at Waterloo. He has received a pension from the British Government for nearly 60 years, and had just completed his 87th year.


BLAND (Ingersoll) - The infant daughter of Rev. Mr. Bland, pastor of St. James Church, was buried on Tuesday. A large number of friends attended the funeral.


HAZLE (Dundas) - The "Standard" reports that on Monday evening an inquest was held by Coroner Dr. Walker to enquire into the death of a child named Margaret Hazle, illegimate daughter of a deaf mute, Livinia Hazle. It appears that on Monday morning the mother came downstairs with the child dead in her arms, not seemingly realizing the fact of its death. The verdict of the jury exonerated the mother from all blame.


November 8, 1878


CARMICHAEL - Died at Hamilton, on the 8th instant, John Henry Carmichael, aged 18 years and 12 days. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 9 York street, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


BACHAND (Bachard) (Montreal) - The funeral of the late Hon. Mr. Bachand took place yesterday at St. Hyacinthe, and was very largely attended.


WEBSTER (Paris) - Mr. G. T. Webster, a noted Chancery lawyer, formerly of Brantford and a resident of this town for the past four years, died suddenly this afternoon. He was transacting his business as usual when he fell from his chair and died almost instantly. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of his death.


November 9, 1878


CONGDON (Toronto) - W. Congdon, an undergraduate of Toronto University, has died somewhat suddenly of diphtheria.


MURRAY - It is reported that another death has taken place in the smallpox district of West Zorra. This time Robert Murray, son of David Murray who lately died from that disease, is reported as the victim.


CLEVELAND - On Tuesday night Mrs. Mary Cleveland, one of Thorold's oldest residents, departed this life. She was the relict of Mr. Joshua Cleveland and had been a resident of Thorold

for forty-five years. She and her husband settled here when it was almost a wilderness and they endured the hardships of a pioneer life. Her funeral took place on Thursday to the English Church burying ground.


November 11, 1878


WILLIAMSON - Died at 204 James street north, on Sabbath morning, Mary Arroll, the beloved wife of A. P. Williamson. Funeral on Tuesday, the 12th, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


November 12, 1878


MEAGER - Died in Toronto, on Sunday, 10th instant, of consumption, Frederick Meager, aged 27 years.


ARLAND - Died in this city, on the 11th instant,, Margaret Teresa Arland, eldest daughter of Anastasia and Michael Arland, aged 15 years, 3 months, and 10 days. Funeral will leave her father's residence, No 52 Park street north, at half past eight to-morrow morning. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


SKINNER - The Rev. Mr. Skinner, a missionary of the Methodist Church of Canada, was accidentally killed by his gun on the journey between Carlton and Fort Pitt. (Both forts are in north central SK.)


ARMSTRONG (Paisley) - A man named John Armstrong who worked at shoemaking here some time ago, but has of late been living with his brother-in-law, a farmer, nine miles from here, poisoned himself this morning. He had been drinking most of last week. He told his sister he was going to take some strychnine, but she did not believe him. It seems he took a small dose yesterday, but that not being sufficient, for his purpose, he took a large dose about 9 o'c1ock this morning and died shortly afterward. The coroner will hold an inquest to-morrow.


THOMAS (Gravenhurst) - A man named William Thomas was drowned yesterday while boating with another man named David Terry on the Musquosh river, fifteen miles from here. Thomas was in the stern and while putting on his coat, somehow upset the canoe and both were precipitated into the water. They hung to the canoe for some time. Terry not being able to swim, Thomas told him to hang on and he would swim to shore, but he had not gone far when he shouted to Terry, "Hang on, Dave" and went down immediately afterward. The body was brought here this morning.


BOWDEN - On Monday of last week, a melancholy and fatal accident befell a little daughter of Mr. John Bowden of Egmondville. Mrs. Bowden had just lifted a pot of boiling soap suds from

the stove and placed it on the floor. The little girl, aged about two years, was running around the floor when she fell, striking the pot and spilling the boiling water over her, scalding her so severely that she died shortly after. The little girl was buried on Wednesday.


CUMMINS - We regret to hear of the death of Mr. J. B. Cummins, manager of the Standard Bank at Colborne, which event occurred there on Saturday last. Mr. Cummins was some years ago the manager of the St. Lawrence Bank at Strathroy where he was held in high esteem. He was of the age of 31 years.


CHARLTON Mr. John Charlton, an old resident of London, died in Toronto on Monday morning. Deceased was for many years in the employ of the G.W.R. Co in London, and one of the oldest members of St. John's Lodge, No 20, A.F. & A.M.


ROBINSON - P. C. Robinson of this city has received a letter from Ireland informing him that his brother died suddenly a short time ago. The deceased was in his 24th year, and had been for some time a member of the Irish Constabulary.


November 13, 1878


PADFIELD - Died on the 10th instant, George A. Padfield, son of the Rev. J. Padfield, of Burford, aged 29 years.


MAXWELL - Funeral of Maria Maxwell, beloved wife of Albert Maxwell, formerly manager of The Royal Hotel in this city, now manager of the Biddle House, Detroit, will take place from the residence of A. E. VanNorman, Wentworth street, on Wednesday, the 13th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.


CROWLEY (Lakefield) - Last night Cornelius Crowley, a wealthy farmer from Douro, was drowned. It seems he was turning his horses on the road about four miles from here, and backed his wagon over the bank of the river. The horses were lost. His body wus recovered this morning.


COGAN (Ottawa) - Yesterday a man named John Cogan was accidentally shot dead by Dennis Downey in Messrs G. B. Hall & Co's shanty near Eagle Farm, Gatineau. Downey was cleaning his gun when it went off. He was not aware of its being loaded until the accident occurred. An inquest was held to-day on the body of John Cogan of North Wakefield. The verdict was "that deceased was accidentally shot with a rifle at Messrs Hall's shanties on the Eagle River".

November 15, 1878


GIBSON (Ingersoll) - Still another old resident has gone in the death of Mrs. Gibson, wife of Mr. Joseph Gibson, and mother of Mr. Joseph Gibson, Jr., late Conservative candidate for South Oxford and the well known tenperance advocate. Her funeral was attended by a large number of citizens.


CHARTIER (Montreal) - A young child belonging to Joseph Chartier of St. Perre Lane, was burned to death by its clothes taking fire from the stove during the absence of its parents.


BUTLER - A man named Butler, residing at Carp, died on Wednesday from the effects of poison taken into his system while skinning, with an injured hand, a poisoned ox.


November 16, 1878


MACABE (Brant) - We regret to record the death of Mr. John Macabe, one of the oldest residents of this section, which took place on the 14th instant at his residence, West Brantford. Deceased was a native of Fermanaugh, Ireland, and came to this country in 1831. Throughout his life he has always been a consistent Conservative. He is much regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances. He was interred in the old cemetery on Friday.


MORLEY (Thorold) - The death is announced of Mrs. Isabella Morley who was the relict of Mr. John Morley who was killed at the Desjardins Bridge accident. She was born in Antrim county, Ireland, and came to this country with her parents when she was about four years old. Her parents settled in Niagara for some time, and after removing to Port Stanley, they settled in Thorold where she has resided for forty-three years. The deceased was well known in the community for her kind Christian spirit.


COCH (Ottawa) - The town of Pakenham is at present agitated over a sudden death under suspicious circumstances of a German farmer named Coch. The man was formerly a soldier in the German army, but deserted during the Franco-Prussian war. He came to this country and locating at Almonte, worked in the woollen mill there. His relatives in Germany being wealthy, recently gave him an annuity of $600. About a week ago he was suddenly taken ill and died. As rumour had been current for some time previous of improper intimacy between a neighbouring farmer and Mrs. Coch, the sudden death of Coch was considered suspicious and created a good deal of talk, so much so that on the day of the funeral the authorities took possession of the body, and an inquest was held. A number of witnesses were examined but nothing further than that Coch had taken of some sweetened malt whiskey in company with a neighbour on the morning of

the clay of his death. The stomach has been sent to Professor Croft at Toronto for analysis. The inquest will be resumed on the 25th instant.


MILLER, DALMAGE, BELL, ASKINS (Oakville) Within the past week or two the following deaths have occurred in this vicinity without being otherwise mentioned: On the townline, Trafalgar, the wife of Robert Miller, Esq.; near Hornby, the wife of John Dalmage; on the 8th line, Trafalgar, Thomas Bell, sr.; on the 9th line, Trafalgar, Mrs. Askins, widow of the late Isaac Askins.


SCHMIDT - Joseph Schmidt, aged 99 years and l1 months, died in the Berlin House of Refuge last week. He was an old veteran, having been a soldier with the Emperor Napoleon the First in war against Russia, and had a vivid recollection of the burning of the ill-fated city of Moscow.


TAYLOR - A short time since, Mr. Taylor, miller, of Crimsby, sold his mill intending to retire from business. Unfortunately after making the sale, he indulged in a prolonged spree, and a few nights ago was found by Mr. Nelles, postmaster, on one of the streets of the town in a condition which showed that death was not far distant. Nor was it, for Mr. Taylor died in a few minutes after being conveyed to his house. An inquest was subsequently held, and a verdict returned that death had resulted in accordance with the facts above given.


November 18, 1878


JENKINS - Died on Saturday, 16th instant,, Jennie, youngest daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Jenkins, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 165 Mary street, on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the above residence. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


STEPHENS - Died in this city, at 67 Hunter street west, on Saturday, the 16th instant, Thomas Northcote, only son of Thomas and Aurora Stephens, aged 3 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the above residence. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


NELSON - Died on the 17th instant, Mrs. Mary Ann Nelson, aged 67 years and 11 months. Funeral will take place from her son-in-law's residence, 111 West avenue north, on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


GIBREAU - A little daughter of Mr. Gibreau, Tilbury, was burned to death one night this week by knocking over a coal oil lamp.

SHIELDS - Stephen Shields of Sandwich was working at pile driving for Mr. Clark of Crosse Isle on Monday when the crank that winds the rope struck him on the head, knocking him into the river where he was instantly drowned. The body was recovered Thursday morning.


PERRY - By a letter received from Greenville, Mississippi, to-day by Mr. Thomas D. Spense, the information was given that James Perry, his wife, and three children; and Thomas Perry, his wife, and one child, had become victims to the yellow fever. They were brothers-in-law of Mr. Spense, and formerly resided in this city. Thomas Perry leaves five children to survive him.


November 19, 1878


BATTY - Died in this city, on the 16th instant,, Mrs. Mary Batty, eldest daughter of Caleb Hopkins, Esq.


PALZELL (London) - The death of Lieutenant-Colonel Palzell, C.B., formerly of the 63rd Regiment, is announced from Torquay, England. Deceased was married in 1846 to the eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Harris, of this city.


BRODDY - The wife of Sheriff Broddy of Brampton is dead.


HANEY - Dr. Haney, M.P.P., whose death has been announced by us was first returned to the Local Legislature for Monck in 1872 on the sitting member being unseated. He was re-elected at the general election in January 1875 and again after being unseated, in June 1875. He was a popular member and though he never took an active part in the debates, yet his common sense was of value in committee work, and by the interests of his constituents he was ever faithful. Deceased was in his 43rd year.


November 20, 1878


MCKENZIE - Died in St. Thomas, on the 14th instant, Anna NOUPgj wife of William Russel McKenzie, and eldest daughter of Mr. John McLean, barrister, aged 22 years and 6 days.


SEARLES - Died at 197 Main street east, on Tuesday, the 20th, Robert Searles, aged 28 years. Members of the Hamilton Temperance Reform Club are requested to attend the funeral on Thursday afternoon, at 3 p.m., without further notice.


LEWIS (Palmerston) - William C. Lewis, formerly a resident of Wallace, and lately returned from Manitoba, died suddenly in a fit last night. Probably an inquest will be held.

KEHOE (Ottawa) - A butcher named Kehoe received a probably fatal wound to-day on the Byward market. While carrying a quarter of beef with a knife in his hand he tripped and fell to the ground, the knife running into his abdomen, producing a horrible wound. He died this afternoon from loss of blood, some delay having occurred before the doctor arrived and succeeded in tying the artery cut.


November 21, 1878


GERRIE - Died on Wednesday morning, 20th instant, Maria, wife of John W. Gerrie, druggist. Funeral will leave the residence, 150 King William street, at 7:30 Friday morning, and proceed to the Great Western Railway station, thence by rail to Blair, Waterloo County. Friends will please accept this invitation.


WHALEY - On the 17th instant, John W. Whaley, aged 17, died in the Township of Seneca. The family of which the deceased was the younger member has been sorely affected during the past five years. No death occurred in the family during a period of twenty-six years, but within five years, six of the family have been laid in the tomb. Of nine children, five are dead and the father died two years ago. Mr. Whaley, the mother, and four sons remain to mourn the departure of the youngest-born.


KERR - Died in London, England, on Thursday, 21st November, Thomas Cockburn Kerr, merchant, of the firm of Thomas C. Kerr & Co., Hamilton, Ontario, aged 59 years and 6 months.

This morning, a cablegram was received from London, England, containing the melancholy intelligence of the death of Thomas C. Kerr, senior partner in the firm of T. C. Kerr & Co., wholesale dry goods merchants of this city. The intelligence gave a shock to the community such as has not been felt for many a day, for although it was known that Mr. Kerr was sick, no fatal results were feared. He left Hamilton for England about three months ago, had appeared very robust, and shortly after arriving in Britain, his ailment continuing, he sought the effects of a change of air, and with the well known thread manufacturer, Mr. Clark of Paisley, took a cruise as far as Norway, the voyage doing him a great deal of good.

Returning to London, he felt far from well, and on intelligence sent to her, Mrs. Kerr left Hamilton on the 11th instant en route for England. She had not arrived when the cablegram announcing her husband's death last Wednesday was despatched from London.

The late Mr. Kerr came from Scotland to Hamilton about 35 years ago and entered into business with his brother Archibald who was at the head of the firm, one of the pioneer dry goods houses in the city, until his death, when Mr. T. C. Kerr became the head, his partners being Messrs Finlay and Stevens.

While deceased never took any very prominent part in public affairs, he evinced interest in everything relating to the prosperity of Hamilton, and at the same time conducted an extensive trade throughout Western Ontario. He was a manager of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, and in all the vicissitudes of that body was ready to lend a helping hand. An admirer of manly sports, he encouraged the youth of the city to muscular development in more ways than one. At the time of his death he was President of the Leander Rowing Cub.

Deceased married the daughter of the late Sheriff Thomas, of Wentworth, the result of the union being; two sons end three daughters. In their terrible affliction, the bereaved widow and family will have the sympathy of the entire community. The body will likely be interred in Scotland.


MAYHEW - This morning, Captain Carpenter, Reeve of Saltfleet, identified the body of the old man who dropped dead on the street on Tuesday night as that of a man named Mayhew, belonging to Caistor, Lincoln County. Two of his sons live in the vicinity of Stoney Creek, but as they have failed to claim the remains, Inspector of Anatomy James intends sending the body off to the School of Anatomy at Toronto.


GREENE - Rev. Thomas Greene, Bible Christian Minister, departed this life at Clinton on Friday last in the 78th year of his age and the 50th of his ministry. Mr. Greene laboured fifteen years as an itinerant minister in England and for the last thirty-four years in Ontario, and both in England and Canada laboured with great success.


November 22, 1878


MCKINDSEY - Died in Milton, on Thursday, the 21st instant, Teresa Crawford, wife of G. C. McKindsey in the 44th year of her age. Friends and acquaintances will please attend the funeral on the arrival of the half-past-eleven train, Hamilton and North-western Railway, on Saturday next, without further notice.


MILLIN - Died at 123 Main street east, on Thursday, the 21st instant, John Farley Mullin, aged 39 years. Funeral will take place on Saturday, 23rd instant, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


DESROSIERS (Montreal) - An inquest on the body of Mrs. Desrosiers was opened this morning. Mrs. Johnston, a midwife, is charged with giving her a draught which caused abortion, from the effects of which the unfortunate woman died.


VANSICKLE - On Friday one of the oldest residents of Beverly, Mr. B. Vansickle of Lynden, was called to his long home. Mr. V. was one of the pioneers of Beverly and his death will be greatly regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His funeral took place on Saturday and was largely attended.

MCQUATTY - Died in Dunnville, on Sunday morning, the 17th instant, Mr. Alexander McQuatty, of consumption, after a long and severe illness, aged 26 years.


JERVIS - Died at Springfield, Mass., on Thursday, the 21st Instant, Mrs. M. M. Jervis, aged 28 years, daughter of G. H. Denison, Esq.


November 23, 1878


DUROCHER (Montreal) - The coroner's jury in the cane of Mrs. Durocher of St. Cunegoode, supposed to have been the victim of malpractice, returned a verdict of "Died from congestion of the brain".


CRAWFORD - Colonel James Crawford, ex-M.P., and brother of the late Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, died at Brockville to-day.


WINTER - Died at 59 Victoria avenue south, on Saturday, 23rd instant, Mary Emma, wife of Robert Winter, late of Sheffield, England, in the 59th year of her age. Funeral will take place on Monday next, the 25th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


BRADLEY - Died at 32 Strachan street, on Saturday morning, 23rd instant, John F. Bradley, Jr., third son of John F. Bradley, in his 11th year. Funeral will take place from the family residence, at 3 p.m., to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


November 25, 1878


HAHN (Hanover) - Mr. John Hahn, one of the most respectable citizens of this place, fell from a ladder on Thursday, receiving such injuries that he died this morning. He leaves a wife and six children.


HOOD - Died at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Farmer, Miss Agnes Hood, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, 26th instant, at 2:30 p.m. from 114 James street north. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further notice.


ADDISON - Died on Saturday, November 23rd, James, youngest son of Robert and Isabella Addison, aged 14 months. Funeral on Monday, at half past three o'clock, from hin parents' residence, 43 Caroline street north. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

CHIDLEY - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, Minnie Priscilla Chidley, daughter of William and Louisa Chidley, aged 3 years, 4 months, and 12 days. Funeral from 123 Rebecca street, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MACKENZIE - The wife of Sheriff Mackenzie of Halton, we regret to learn, died last week. The funeral took place to Burlington cemetery in this city, on Saturday, and was very largely attended.


CHIARELLE (Accident on the G.W.R. at Winona) - Deo Chiarelle, an Italian, was sitting in the end of the emigrant car, and it was evident when he was rescued from the debris that he had been fatally injured. He died in a few minutes after being extricated, having sustained very severe internal injuries. His body was bruised all over, and it is supposed his neck was broken. On his person was found a ticket from New York for San Francisco and $2.79 in money.


November 26, 1878


JONES (Montreal) - A stranger named A. J. Jones, a native of England, was found dead on St. Antoine street yesterday. Death was caused by haemorrhage of the lungs.


RAPLEY (London) - Mr. Jesse W. Rapley, an active resident of over twenty years standing, died very suddenly this morning. He had followed the business of teamster in connection with the London and Port Stanley Railway and served several terms on the City Council as alderman for No 5 ward. He leaves three sons by a first marriage and two daughters by the second. He will be buried with Masonic honours.


DICKSON (Stouffville) - This afternoon Josephua Dickson, son of Mr. John Dickson, a respectable farmer about two miles from here, left home on horseback. Some time after, his horse returning without him, search was made and he was found about half a mile from home, dead. It is supposed he was thrown from his horse and killed instantly. An inquest will-be held to-morrow.


HILLS - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Albert H. Hills, architect, in the 63rd year of his age. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, R. Hills, 30 Jackson street west, on Thursday, 28th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

One by one the early pioneers of Hamilton leave us never to return. Within the past week or two it has been our melancholy duty to chronicle the deaths of several prominent citizens, and to-day we have to record the death of Mr. Albert H. Hills, architect, which sad event occurred at the

residence of his son, Jackson street west, last (Monday) night. Mr. Hills has been ailing since May last and his death has not been unexpected.

The late Mr. Hills belonged to a very old family who came to the States from England over 200 years ago and settled in New England. In 1812 they refused to take up arms against the King of England and this compelled the removal of the family of the subject of this sketch to Canada, and accordingly he came over and settled at Three Rivers, Quebec, where Mr. A. H. Hills was born in 1816. While he was only a year old, the family removed to the neighbourhood of where Hamilton now stands. At that time the district was little better than a 'howling wilderness', there being only one log shanty in what is now the city proper, it standing where Charlton's vinegar works are, corner of Weillngton and King street east.

Deceased has lived in this neighbourhood ever since, engaging in various pursuits. With his brother, Horace, he opened a builder's office on James street where Pronguey Hall now stands, and being bred an architect, he carried on the building business for many years, erecting a large number of the pioneer structures in the city. Nearly thirty years ago, he went off on an exploring expedition to the North-West and met with an accident which necessitated the amputation of a leg. He then withdrew from engaging in active building operations and joined the engineering staff of the Great Western Railway then in course of construction, first under Chief Engineer Clarke and then under Chief Engineer Reid.

Subsequently he carried on an extensive business as architect in the city, one of his first works being the Royal Hotel. Previous to this, however, he had assisted in the construction of old Knox Church and other prominent public buildings.

The deceased survived his wife five years and leaves a family of five sons. His eldest son, Lucien, acquired the profession of architect with his father and is a member of the firm of Leith and Hills, architects. He will succeed to his father's business. Rollund, the second son, is manager of the Canada Life Assurance Co. The third son is in the mercantile business in Chicago. The fourth, Julian H., is assistant City Clerk, and the fifth is pursuing the study of dentistry.

The funeral takes place from his son's residence, 30 Jackson street west, on Wednesday afternoon.


MATHESON - We regret to learn of the death of Mr, John Matheson of the firm of Ball, Matheson, and Ball, barristers, Woodstock. Mr. Mathson had been ailing for some time with the liver complaint so that his death was not unlooked for. He has many friends in Western Ontario who will regret to learn of his untimely demise.

BANYARD (St. Catharines) - Rev. William Banyard: This gentleman who has been pastor of the B.M.E. church, North street for the past six months, died at his residence in the village of Drummondville Tuesday morning after a short illness, leaving a wife and family to mourn his loss and many sorrowing friends who respected him for his amiable and good qualities of mind and heart. The deceased had been an elder of the B.M.E. church for the past twenty years and during the whole period was a most zealous and conscientious worker. The funeral will take place at Drummondville on Thursday next at 2 o'clock p.m


November 27, 1878


RUSH (Leamington) - The propeller "Lake Breeze" of the Leamington, Amherstburg and Windsor Line, was burned to the water's edge at about three o'clock this morning while lying at dock here. One man named William H. Rush, coloured, was burned to death. While trying to pull him up through the scuttle, the skin peeled off his hands and arms allowing him to fall down again, when the men were compelled to leave him, being driven away by the flumes. The captain and first engineer were badly burned in trying to rescue him.


KAINS (St. Thomas) - We have to record the death of Mr. George Kains who expired on Saturday at the age of 77. Mr. Kains was a native of England and he came to this country about fifty years ago. Mr. Kains made a present, of the land for building Trinity Church in this town and otherwise contributed to the building fund an amount, an amount in all equal to about one thousand dollars. He leaves a widow and eight of a family, six sons and two daughters, all of whom have arrived at maturity.


CARR - The funeral of the late Samuel Carr took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended, showing the respect in which deceased was held. The pallbearers included Messrs Gay, Stevenson, Hill, McGuire, and Storrer. The service at the church and grave was performed by Very Rev. Dean Geddes. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Messrs Amor & Co.


PEARCE - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Charlotte, the second daughter of William Pearce, aged 17 years and 2 months. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 107 Hess street south, on Thursday, the 28th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


FINNEMORE - At the Rob Roy Hotel, John street south, on Tuesday night, Coroner Thomas White, M.D., held an inquest on the body of Maria Finnemore, aged 45, who died that day at the residence of Robert Brick, Jackson street.

Dudley Finnemore identifed the deceased as sister. She was about 45 years of age and a native of Ireland.

Robert Brick said deceased came to his house on Saturday last. She said she intended remaining until Monday when she would go to Cumminsville to her sister's. Noticed that she was very weak, and advised her to telegraph her friends to meet her at Waterdown. She seemed in pretty good health and spirits all day yesterday. Last evening when I got home about 11 o'clock, I was told she had had two fainting spells. Brought her a glass of water and then went to bed. Went for Dr. Malloch and the priest, but before they arrived she was dead.

C. F. Locke, M.D., said that he found evidence of heart disease and believed that to be the cause of death.

The jury through Mr. William Wilson, the foreman, brought in a verdict to the effect that deceased had come to her death from natural causes.


November 28, 1878


ANDERSON - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Alexander W., youngest son of Alexander and Elizabeth Anderson, aged 13 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, No 25 Florence street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died on the 22nd November, in the Township of Seneca, John Smith, in the 76th year of his age.


WHITE - Died on the 19th November, at the residence of Mr. A. Andrews, Township of Oneida, Martha, second daughter of Mr. John White, aged 22 years.


BARNES (Brigden) - A young man named Barnes, employed at Savage and Duggan's saw mill, left the mill about nine o'clock yesterday morning for the purpose of cutting a stick of lumber. As he had not returned by noon, several men went in search of him. He was found quite dead, his neck, arms, and legs being broken, and he was still clutching the axe. The jury's verdict was that "deceased came to his death while trying to escape a falling tree".


GRADY (Stratford) - On Sunday morning a child of Mr. John Grady living in Gray street, was playing with some other children while its parents were at church and drank some concentrated lye that it found in a pan. Medical aid was summoned, but the child died in a few hours.


November 29, 1878


MCCULLOUGH - Died at St. Thomas, on the 26th November, William McCullough, aged 27 years.

DAWE - Died in this city, Maggie, beloved wife of Frederick Dawe, on the 24th instant, aged 21 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, on Sunday, the 1st December, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.


MCLAUGHLIN - Died in this city, on Thursday, 29th instant, Mr. Anthony McLaughlin, aged 58 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, No 19 Davenport street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


SALTER - Died yesterday, Rosina, daughter of George and Mary Salter, aged 4 years and 1 month. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 168 Hughson street north, to-morrow, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will pleast attend without further notice.


REYNOLDS - Died on Robinson street, near Locke street, on the 29th instant, George, eldest son of George and Anna Reynolds, aged 13 years and 10 months. Funeral will leave his father's residence, on Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.


HAYRAVE - Mannad Hayrave was drowned yesterday in Deschenes Lake while gathering drift wood. He fell out of the boat, and being unable to swim, perished.


NEWMAN (Allanburg) - William Newman, aged 10, son of the lock tender at this place, while returning from the post office last evening, by some means as yet unaccountable fell into the Welland canal and was drowned. The night was very dark and rainy, and it is supposed that he missed his footing while crossing the lock. His body was found this morning.


FORTIN (Quebec) - The down Intercolonial train yesterday ran over and killed on the track near L'Islet a boy named Z. Fortin, eleven years of age. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death returned.


CUMMINGS (Oxford) - We are sorry indeed to chronicle the death of Mr. Thomas Cummings, a well known and respected resident of this county. He from his early youth has been engaged here in the pursuit of farming, and has been well recognized as an industrious and well-deserving man. He has taken a lively but unostentatious part in all matters of importance to the county, but has never aspired to a postion higher that that of a respected citizen.


MCCLEARY (Thorold) - Mr. Beatty McCleary died here on Monday at the age of 66. This adds one more to the list of old inhabitants who have been carried off in the last two or three weeks.


BOICE - The death is announced of Mr. Joseph Boice, Windham,at the age of 54. Deceased was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, but had resided in this locality for a number of years.

He was a member of Norfolk Lodge, No 10 F & A.M. and Ezra Chapter No 23 R.A.M., In both of which orders he had held important official positions. On Friday afternoon his remains were interred in Salem cemtery, a large number of Masons and others being present on the sorrowful occasion to testify their respect for the deceased.


PERLEY (Brantford) - The death is announced of Mr. Thomas Perley, for several years a resident of this city, but lately of Burford. Mr. Perley had been suffering for some time with chill fever and latterly the disease took a dangerous turn, resulting in his death on Tuesday. He was the third son of Col. Perley of Burford and leaves a large and dependent fanily. The funeral took place on Thursday with masonic honours.


November 30, 1878


KILVERT - Died yesterday evening, Richard Hurd Kilvert, fourth son of Francis E. Kilvert, aged 4 years, 1 month, and 16 days. Funeral will take place from residence, No 10 West avenue south, on Sunday afternoon, at half past two o'clock.


CORNISH (London) -A private dispatch announces the death of Mr. Francis Evans Cornish, barrister, of Winnipeg. The deceased was a native of this city and wsa aged about 47. He took a leading part in municipal affairs was several years Mayor. He removed to Winnipeg five or six years ago.


SHAW - A brakesman named Shaw was killed this morning on the G.T.R. while coupling cars. He was a native of Toronto. He fell between the cars by accident and was run over, expiring a Short time after from his injuries.


December 2, 1878


JOHNSTON - Died in this city, on the 2nd instant, William Johnston, in the 72nd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 13 Murray street west, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


GRIMASON (Toronto) - Joseph Grimason, the old man who was assaulted by the negro, Frank Churchill, on Wednesday evening, died at five o'clock this morning from his injuries. He was unconscious for the last twenty hours and passed away without making his deposition. Churchill will be arraigned for murder to-morrow.


MOORE - On Tuesday evening a sad accident occurred in the family of Mr. James Moore of the

Commercial Hotel, Clinton, whereby his little boy, aged 13 months, was burned in such a dreadful manner as to cause his death Thursday morning. It seems that while playing with a little girl around the table, he pulled off the cloth and in so doing upset the lamp on his head, the contents of which ran over him and instantly took fire. The little girl with remarkable presence of mind took up the cloth and threw it around the little fellow but before the flames could be extinguished,he wes fatally burned.


COSS - Sylvester Coss, employed by the Canada Southern Railway Company as brakesman, was fatally injured at Victoria, Ontario, Saturday evening shortly after nine o'clock. While coupling cars, he caught his foot in a frog and fell backward and before he was able to extricate himself, three cars had passed over him crushing his right side and leg in a frightful manner. He was removed to his home at No 113 Amherst street, Buffalo, where he died late at night. He was 25 years of age and resided at Baldswinville, N.Y.


December 3, 1878


CRAWFORD - Died at St. Catharines, on Sabbath evening, December 1st, Jennie, youngest surviving daughter of James Crawford.


LABELLE (Ottawa) - A woman named Labelle, living on St. Andrew street, died suddenly this morning while sitting at breakfast. An inquest was held and a verdict of "death from heart disease" returned.


RALNSBERRY (Toronto) - The jury at the inquest on the body of Thomas Ralnsberry of Thunder Bay who was found dead at Greenbush Hotel yesterday morning returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased died from poison, but whether wilfully administered by his own hand or accidentally taken there was no evidence to show.


MACKELCAN - Died at Toronto, on Monday, 2nd December, in her 56th year, Eliza Ellen, the beloved wife of Francis Mackelcan, Esq, of Hamilton, burrister-at-law, and only daughter of Henry Covert, Esq., of Port Hope. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 52 Catherine street north, Hamilton, on Thursday, 5th instant, at half past two o'clock.

The many friends of the family will regret to hear that the wife of Mr. F. Mackelcan, Q.C., died at the residence of ex-Police Magistrate McNab, Toronto, yesterday. The event was almost entirely unexpected as, although Mrs. Mackelcan had been sick for a week, nothing serious was anticipated. Dr. Mackelcan, Sr., went down yesterday at noon and saw there was no hope.

Deceased was the only daughter of Mr. H. Covert, Port Hope and was much respected by all who knew her. The bereaved husband and family will have the sympathy of the entire community.


December 4, 1878


ARKELL (St. Thomas) - The death is announced of the wife of Mr. Thomas Arkell in her 34th year.


CLARK (Woodstock) - One more death is reported as having taken place in the smallpox district around Braemar. This time a young lady, Miss Ellen Clark, is the victim. The young lady's mother was not long since on the brink of death from the disease, but now we are happy to report has completely recovered. Miss Clark died on Sunday. The disease in the district is slightly abating.


TWOHEY - The sudden death is announced at London on Sunday of Captain James Twohey, aged 79 years and 9 months. The subject of the above had resided in Port Stanley for a great many years and was one of the most successful lake captains. He was buried at Port Stanley yesterday.


December 5, 1878


CAVANAUGH (London) - An inquest was held to-day at the jail on the body of Charles Cavanaugh who while under remand on a charge of vagrancy died this morning. The evidence went to show that the man had been found lying in a bad way in a backyard. The police were twice notified, but he lay there unattended to for about eight or nine hours. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased died of exhaustion and exposure and that the police authorities are censurable for neglecting him so long after being notified.


SMITH - Mr. J. Gordon Smith, eldest son of the late Mr. James Smith, Huron road, Wilmot, died on his way to Omaha last week. Mr. Smith had been a resident of Omaha for some years and had been in Canada settling some business, which having finished he started for his home, but took ill at Orleans on the Pacific Road and died there.


CORNING - The death is announced of Mr. John Corning, at one time General Travelling Agent of the Great Western Railway in the United States. Deceased was one of the foremost railroad men in the United States, and at the time of his death, which took place in California, was Assistant Superintendent of the Central Pacific Railroad.


HARRIS - Died John James Harris, youngest son of Edwin and Sarah Harris, aged 5 years and 4 months. Funeral will take place on Friday, at 3 o'clock, from 49 Hughson street, corner of Rebecca street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.

December 6, 1878


ANDERSON - Died suddenly at 180 Napier street, Gilbert Anderson, baggage man, G.W.R. The funeral will take place from the above residence, at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MALONEY (Thorold) - A merchant named Patrick Maloney on Section 17, was found dead in his bed Monday morning.


December 7, 1878


JOHNSTON -Died at Guelph, on December 6th, Charlotte, beloved wife of John H. Johston, in her 24th year. Also at the same time her infant son. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of her father, Mr. Claringbowl, 17 Wellington street south. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CONNLON (Lanark) - A man named Alexander Connlon was killed in the Township of Darling yesterday. In felling a large tree the butt sprang back, crushing his thigh against a rock and severing an artery. He bled to death in about two hours, no medical assistance being at hand in time. Mr. Connlon was married about a year ago and leaves a young widow to mourn his loss.


GRAHAM - Died on December 6th, at 138 Robert street, near Wellington, James Graham, a native of Cumberland, England, aged 54 years and 9 months. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m.


VANNORMAN - We hear that Mr. Joseph VanNorman, formerly a resident of Port Dover, and well known in this county (Norfolk) died at Bay City, Michigan, last week.


Larkin (Montreal) - This morning the body of a man named James Larkin, missing three weeks, was found in the bottom of the Lachine Canal.


HUYEK (Napanee) - Paul Huyek, a farmer of North Fredericksburg, was found dead last evening on the road opposite Gretna church a short distance from his residence. It is supposed that he was thrown from his horse, his foot catching in the stirrup, when he received a kick from the horse in the forehead which fractured his skull, causing instant death. He was about 25 years of age, married, and much addicted to drink.

December 9, 1878


HOWE - Died In Port Dalhousie, on the 7th instant, Jane, youngest daughter of John and Mary Howe, aged 12 years.


FINDLAY - Died at 153 James street south, on Sunday, 8th December, Alice Duncan, youngest daughter of W. F. Findlay, Hamilton, aged 10 months and 6 days. Funeral from above residence, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at a quarter past 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BRENNAN (Montreal) - The dead body of a man named Brennan, who resided here, was brought home yesterday from McCracken and Boyd's shanty where he died recently from the effects of an injury received while drawing timber.


SMITH (Toronto) - An old man named Smith was found dead in a ten-cent lodging house this morning. An inquest will be held this evening.


ROBINSON (Halifax) - The body of W. Robinson, a well known citizen missing since October 25th, was found this afternoon on the shore of the North-West Arm, near the penitentiary, where it was washed ashore. It is no doubt a case of suicide. Robinson was somewhat deranged when he disappeared.


MCLENNAN - An old woman named Jane McLennan dropped dead at Montreal Friday night of heart disease.


DYKES - It is with unfeigned regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. James Dykes, the champion draught player of Canada, which took place yesterday in Wardsville. It appears that Mr. Dykes was in the habit of taking morphine for the purpose of inducing sleep, and on Saturday night he took an overdose, from the effects of which he died. The deceased gentleman was well known for many estimable qualities, and those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance will be sorry to hear of his sudden demise while yet in the prime of life. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his untimely end.


FARMINGTON - By a telegram from our Norwich correspondent, we learn that Mr. Harvey Farmington of that village died at his residence on Saturday morning. Mr. Farmington was the pioneer of the cheese factory system of Ontario. He came from the famous dairying county of Herkimer, New vork state, many years ago and settled in Norwich, starting the first cheese factory organized in Canada. By the most indefatigable efforts, he endeavoured to prove to his brother farmers how much benefit such a system, properly conducted, would ensure them. His factory was managed on the most approved basis, and he speedily demonstrated that cheese making on an extensive scale would pay. Mainly through his efforts, the American Dairyman's Association was induced to meet at Ingersoll two years ago and at that meeting Mr. Farmington

gave many valuable hints on dairying. He saw the inception of factory cheese making in Ontario, and he lived to see the business assume enormous proportions, Oxford County become the leading dairying centre, and Canadian cheese take first prize at an international fair. There are few cheese makers who have not been indebted to him for valuable instructions, always cheerfully given, and many will regret to hear of his de8th. He had, however, reached the allotted span of three score and ten.


SPENCE - This morning we received the following special dispatch from Oswego, December 9.

The body of Captain Spence was found by the Masonic Fraternity on Sunday afternoon in the East Cove. The verdict of the coroner's jury was 'accidental, drowning'. Captain Blackburn is on his way to Hamilton with the bodv via lake Ontario Shore Railroad.

Signed J. A. Baker

Chief of Police

The above verdict virtually sets at rest all suspicions as to the cause of Capt Spence's death, although it must be confessed that the circumstances which were first detailed pointed strongly to the suspicion that he had met with foul play. It would now appear that deceased had missed his footing on going on board his own vessel, and falling into the water had been carried away and drowned. That is the most natural way of accounting for his death inasmuch as it will be remembered that the Wednesday night of the week before last on which Capt Spence disappeared was most dark, dismal, rainy and rough, and just such a night as would make it very difficult for one to go on board a vessel at her moorings.

It seems that the Captain was a member of the Masonic body and with that commendable zeal which generally actuates its members when the interests of its fellows are at stake, the Freemasons of Oswego left no stone unturned until they solved the mystery. Painful as it will be to the many friends of Capt Spence to hear of his sad and untimely end, it is doubly so when it is remembered that deceased leaves a young widow with two helpless orphans to mourn his loss. Capt. Spence, who had been master of the schooner "Cecilia" for some time past, was one fourth owner of that vessel and was well and favourably known as a careful, painstaking commander. A native of Scotland, he has met his premature death at the early age of 32. The body has been brought here for burial and will likely be Interred with Masonic Honours.


December 10, 1878


CHESSUM - Died at 32 Ray street north, on Monday, the 9th instant, Thomas John Chessum, eldest son of Thomas and Louisa Chessum, in the 19th year of his age. Funeral from the above address, on Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. Members of the Burlington Temple, I.O.O.F and H.T.R.C. of which deceased was a member are earnestly invited to attend.


DYKES (See p. 193) - Mr. James Dykes, the well known draughts champion, was reported dead in this morning's paper, it being stated that he died at Wardsville from an overdose of morphine. He turned up in this city (London) this forenoon and emphatically denied the allegation. The report was in a stupid joke.


WRAGG - Died at the corner of Victoria avenue and Robert street, on Tuesday, December 10th, Frederick William,son of William Wragg, aged 3 years and 3 months. Funeral will leave the residence at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


HODGINS - James Hodgins, a farmer on the 8th concession of Biddulph, was killed by a falling tree while he was chopping on Saturday afternoon.


HAINES (Aylmer) - On Saturday shortly before noon, an old man named Samuel James Haines, called at the house of John Platon, Orwell, and telling the inmates that he was very tired, having walked from Mount Salem, a distance of about ten miles, pleaded for permission to rest a while and also asked if he might stay for dinner.

Both his requests were granted, and he was invited to the fire to wait for the dinner hour, which was fast approaching. When the meal was served, Haines, having been supplied with a cup of strong tea at his own request, commenced to eat heartily, but in a few minutes he made a gasping noise and fell down dead. An inquest was held and a verdict of heart disease rendered.


December 11, 1878


CROOKER (Brantford) - The death is announced of Mr. Fuller Crooker, which took place here yesterday. The deceased was in the 77th year of his age and had resided in Burford for over forty years.


YOUNG (Georgetown) - The death is announced of Mr. Robert Young of this place, who was one of the York pioneers. Mr. Young came to Toronto in 1824 and served as clerk in a store at the corner of Fredrick and King streets, kept at first by Mr. D'Arcy Boulton and afterward by Mr. William Proudfoot. About the year 1840 Mr. Young removed from that city and has since lived in Aldhorough, Oakville, and other places, and finally settled permanently in Georgetown where he has occupied the position of County Clerk. The deceased gentleman was within a few months of being 69 years of age at the time of his death.

WINHAM - A little son of James Winham, of Oneida, was fatally cut by falling on an axe.


KELK - Died at his residence, James Street north, on the 10th December, Edward Kelk, aged 85 years. Funeral will take place to-morrow, the 12th instant, from corner of Stuart and James Streets, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

Britain's sturdy old army veterans pass from the scene one by one, and there are but a few remaining who have seen the service of Mr. Edward Kelk, whose death we have to-day to chronicle, the sad event taking place at his residence, James street north near Stuart, Tuesday forenoon.

The late Mr. Kelk was a native of Cornwall. His father being a member of the Militia which did so good service in the country during the absence of the regulars in the troublous times at the latter purt of the last century and the beginning of the present, the subject of out sketch was soon inspired with a military spirit, and at a very early age joined the band of the 52nd Light Infantry, his excellent musical capabilites commending him to that position. He served through the whole of the Peninsular war and took part in no fewer than twelve engagements in that memorable campaign. About the last great battle in which he had a hand was the decisive struggle at Waterloo where the British army were so victorious.

Shortly thereafter, having served 26 years, Mr. Kelk received his discharge with a pension and two medals, one Peninsular and the other Waterloo. He came to this country in 1837 and had resided in Hamilton ever since. A thorough musician, he took a great interest in city bands, and for a long time past has held the position of honourary Drum Major of the 13th Battalion. The deceased leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his death, along with a host of friends who loved him for his genial temperament, kindly disposition and straightforward walk in life. Many were the circles which he would delight with the recital of the scenes in the terrific combat of the British in the Peninsular war, and his stock of anecdotes of the great generals in command were never exhausted. He will be much missed in many a circle rendered pleasant by his presence. Deceased will be buried with military honours.


December 12, 1878


DONAGHY - Died at 13 Cannon street west, Hamilton, on the 11th Instant, Maria Stone, beloved wife of Mr. William Donaghy, Inland Revenue Officer, aged 30 years, 5 months, and 3 days. Funeral at 8:15 a.m. on the 13th, to G.W.R. station for interment at Stratford. Friends and acquaintances will pease attend without further notice.


RAE - Mrs. Rae, mother of Mr. Robert Rae, of Bosanquet, recently died at the advanced age of 88 years.

MCLEAN (Caledonia) - The "Sachem" says that a young lad named Joseph Francis McLean of this village died of consumption on Sunday last. At the time of his death, he measured six feet three inches in height and was only 14 years and 8 months old.


BOULTON - Mr. Benjamin Boulton, aged 70 years, was found dead in his bed on the morning of Friday at the residence of his son, Benjamin, near Longwood station, Caradoc. Mr. Boulton has been a resident of Caradoc for upwards of fourteen years.


HURST (Chatham) - Yesterday afternoon about four o'clock, a young man named Hurst, about 25 years of age, employed as a teamster, was coming into town with a load of wood, and when opposite Dr. Rlchardon's residence, fell off the wagon into the street. He was taken into the surgery, but 1ife was found to be extinct. The deceased lived in Blenheim and his death is attributed to heart disease.


December 13, 1878


DALY - Died at London, Ontario, on the 12th instant, Thomas Daly, second son of D. Daly, in the 26th year of his age. Funeral on Saturday at 10 a.m. from his father's residence, London. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.

The obituary column has already contained the notice of the death of Mr. Thomas Daly, late G.W.R. train dispatcher at London, which took place in that city. The disease to which deceased succumbed was consumption. He was a young man much esteemed in the circle in which he moved.


RATTERY (Aylmer, QUE.) - A boy named Rattery was thrown from a load of hay near Aylmer this morning, and besides fracturing his collar bone received internal injuries from which he died an hour later.


DOTY - The wife of Mr. Edward Doty, agent of the American Express Company in Ingersoll, died on Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Doty was an old and highly respected resident of Ingersoll, and a whole community mourns her loss and extends its sympathy to the sorrowing family.


December 15, 1878


COSTAFLOREZ (St. John's, P.Q.) - Costaflorez, the Rouse's Point murderer, was hanged here to-day.


WILSON - Died on the 14th instant, Emma Laura, daughter of Helen and Robert Wilson, aged 1 year and 10 months. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 53 John street south, at 2:30 p.m., to-morrow (Sunday).

MALCOM (Beamsville) - This morning at, one of the derricks at one of the quarries here a married man, named Alexander Malcom, whose family resides at Thorold, was instantly killed and another man at the same time was very badly hurt.


BRASSARD (Waterloo) - This morning at nine o'clock an eight-year-old son of Thomas Brassard, M.D., of this place was drowned while crossing the river on the ice. His father and brother had gone over safe at the same place a few minutes before. The body was recovered.


LADOUCEUR (St, Eustache, P.Q.) - Last night a little boy, four years old, son of Louis LaDouceur, St. Dorthe, was burnt to death while his mother was gone to a neighbour's for a moment. The child died four hours after the accident.


CANNIFF (Harrisburg) A sad accident occurred here this morning resulting in the death of a brakesman named J. Canniff. As No 33 freight, due here at 4:15, was shunting, brakesman Canniff while attempting to uncouple a car from the train, stumbled and fell, one car passing over his right leg and arm, horribly mangling his thigh, from which injuries he died this morning at 7:45. He leaves a wife and four children in London to mourn his untimely end.


MURRAY (Toronto) - A man named George Murray, 43 years of age, boarding at the Islington Hotel, on Monday fell over the ballusters and broke his neck, dying instantly. He was a native of Scotland, a widower, had three sons living, was employed as hostler at the hotel, and was of unsteady habits.


December 16, 1878


O'NEIL - Died on the 15th December, at the residence of his brother, Dr. E. O'Neil, Park street, M. P. O'Neil, aged 23 years and 9 months. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 -.m.


MILLS - Died on the 16th instant, at 44 Main street west, Constantia Mills, aged 35, daughter of the late Dr. Mills, of London, Ontario

A lady named Miss Mills, who recently came to this city from London for the purpose of staying with her relations on the corner of Main and Park streets, died very suddenly on Saturday morning. She had been very ill with an asthmatic affection the previous night, and the medical adviser did not believe she would last long, but no immediate danger was anticipated.


O'CONNOR - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, of diphtheria, Mary R., only daughter of Thomas and Ellen O'Connor. The funeral will leave her father's residence, No 13 Picton street, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock.

DUVAL (Manitoba) - Duval, a labouring man, was killed on the C.P.R. by a falling tree while engaged in chopping.


GRAHAM - Alexander Graham suicided at Minden Sunday morning. He was about 35 years of age, and there is nothing known as to the whereabouts of any of his friends.


SULLIVAN (Fort Erie) - An inquest was held to-day on the remains of Dennis Sullivan, an old resident of this place, and employed by the Canada Southern Railway as porter, who was accidentally killed by an engine passing over him in the Canada Southern Railway yard last evening about 4:45 p.m. The following verdict was rendered "That the deceased came to his death while in the discharge of his duties by being accidentally run over by an engine in the Canada Southern Railway yard, and that we the jury exonerate the Canada Southern Railway Company and its employees from all blame". Deceased was engaged in the Crimea war and during the Fenian raid of 1866 he was one of the look-out party stationed at Fort Erie.


MONTGOMERY - William Montgomery was fatally shot at Peterborough on Saturday night by R. N. Roddy, a hotel keeper, in a row. Montgomery had gone into Roddy's hotel in an intoxicated condition and attempted to kick up a row. Roddy ordered him to desist, but instead of doing so, he threw a vessel off the counter at Roddy who in return fired two shots at him, one of which took effect in the right breast, and resulted fatally on Sunday night. He was generally considered a desperate character.


December 17, 1878


TAYLOR - Died at his father's residence, 'The Willows', Ancaster, on Monday, December 16th, 1878, Thomas Horatio Taylor, aged 26, eldest son of George H. Taylor, and grandson of the late Judge Taylor of Hamilton, and Capt. William Sibbald, Royal Scots, Edinburgh. Funeral will take place on Thursday, the 19th instant, at 1 p.m.


HODGSON - Died at Burlington, on the 15th December, Agnes, the beloved wife of Williams Hodgson, and mother of John Hodgson, of James Campbell & Son, Toronto.


LANNON - Died in Toronto, on Saturday, December 14th, Jennie Lannon, daughter of Mary Lannon. Funeral will leave her mother's residence, 106 Florence street, to-morrow, at 3 o'clock.


JAMES - Salas James, a veteran who fought under Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, died last week at Blanshard, Ontario, at the age of ninety-five.

BAILEY, BELLAROSE (Montreal) - Two young men, named Bailey and Ballarose, of Three Rivers, met with an accident yesterday which resulted in instant death of the latter and fatal injuries to the former. They were playfully wrestling on a platform car on the railway while in motion when they fell off with the result indicated.


December 18, 1878


TRAVERS - Died in this city, on the 17th instant,, Catherine, wife of Denis Travers. Funeral from 117 Jackson street east, on Thursday, 19th instant, at 8:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


PATTERSON - Died in this city, on the 17th instant, Margaret Ann, daughter of George and Jessie Patterson, aged 5 years and 9 months. Funeral will leave her parents' residence, corner of Hannah and Caroline streets to-morrow, (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MCTAGGART - We are sorry to chronicle another death from smallpox, that of Henry McTaggart, of East Zorra.


MATHESON - A telegram was received this morning announcing the death of Mr. Matheson, M.D., son of D. Matheson, Esq., of Embro. He was a resident of St. Louis, U.S., in which place he was practising medicine. He had a large and lucrative practice, and from reports was well liked as a practitioner. This is the second death that has occurred in the family in a few months, and Mr. Matheson and family have the deep sympathy of their many friends in Woodstock.


JACK (Wingham) - The body of a man named Peter Jack was found beneath a railway bridge this morning. He was section man on the G.W.R. and leaves a wife and four children. At the inquest to-day a verdict was recorded that deceased came to his death by accidentally falling off a railway bridge at Wingham on the night of the 16th December.


December 19, 1878


FARRELL (Toronto) - A woman named Mary Farrell was found dead in a cheap boarding house this morning. She had been drinking to excess, and at the inquest this evening a verdict was given that death was caused by a too free indulgence in intoxicating liquor.


HOWSE - The sudden death is announced of Mr. John H. Howse of St. Catharines which sad event took place at his residence on Tuesday night. Mr. Howse was born in Windsor in 1837 during the stirring times of the rebellion, and shortly after his parents removed to St. Catharines,

then in its infancy, where he had resided ever since, with the exception of a few years spent in California. Mr. Howse had several times been elected an alderman and was ever known as an energetic business man and a good citizen. He leaves a wife and two children, a son and daughter, to mourn his loss.


DAVIES - Died on the 18th instant, Charles Reginald, son of S. Davies, Jr., aged 10 months and 19 days.


CAREY (London) - A fatal accident occurred on the market square this forenoon. Mr. Joseph Carey, a French labourer who arrived here lately from Montreal and was engaged in handling hogs in the market, was unloading a number from the wagon of Mr. Brooks of Metcalfe, when the horses making a sudden start, he was thrown off the wagon and under the wheels which passed over his neck, dislocating it and causing instant death. The body was carried to the City Arms Hotel and inquiries made as to his family. They were found in an old rookery on Ridout street in the depths of abject squalor. Not a single article of furniture, stove, or bedding was there and the only food consisted of a pig's head and a few carrots which the wife and two children had been gnawing at in a raw state. Relief Officer Hughes took the case in hand and provided for the proper burial of the deceased.


MCTEAGUE, NAUTIER (Ottawa) - A terrible accident is reported from the Lievre. It appears that man named McTeague, a native of the place, and another man named Nautier, said to be from Paspebias, were engaged At the works of the Buckingham Milling Company in the dangerous occupation of thawing dynamite. The instructions given to the men entrusted with work are very stringent, and so long as they are strictly adhered to the danger of the operation is comparatively slight. Unfortunately on this occasion there would seem to have been a careless divergence from the rules which cost two men their lives.

The method adopted with the explosive is very simple. A boiler somewhat resembling in shape a carpenter's glue pot is provided and the outer receptacle being filled with water, it is then placed on a fire & when the water is sufficiently heated, it is removed when the dynamite cartridges are placed in the inner receptacle and left there until thawed, the process being repeated as often as necessary. In this instance, the men growing impatient at their tedious progress are said to have filled the outer receptacle with water and at the same time put the cartridges in the inner compartment, after which they placed the boiler on the fire.

The result was a terrible explosion which completely shattered the building and left the luckless men two mangled heaps of scarcely recognizable humanity.

December 20, 1878


RUTHERFORD - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, William Rutherford, aged 62 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of Charles Grundy, No 76 Victoria avenue north, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


GIBBONS - Died at 40 East avenue north, on the evening of the 19th instant, Edwin B. Gibbons, eldest son of Ellen and James Gibbons, in the 20th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, 23rd instant, at 2 p.m.


LAWS - Died at his residence, 97 King street, on the 20th instant, Mr. John Laws, in the 50th year of his age. Funeral will leave the above place at 3 p.m., Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


LATE - A little girl named Late was burned to death at Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, on Sunday, by her clothes catching fire while she was sleeping.


O'BRIEN - A man named James O'Brien, 50 years of age, was choked to death at Halifax on Wednesday while sitting at dinner.


BURNHAM - A four-year-old blind child of C. P. Burnham of Midland fell into a pot of boiling water on Thursday and sustained such injuries as resulted in his death after eight hours of extreme suffering.


December 21, 1878


MCCRAE - Died at Marlatt, Michigan, December 10th, Alecta Edwins, eldest daughter of Rev. John McLean, and wife of Henry McCrae, M.D., aged 25 years.


December 23, 1878


GIBSON - Died this morning, at her late residence, Main street east, Catherine Gibson, wife of the late John Gibson. Funeral will take place from the above address, on Tuesday, the 24th instant, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


HOSIER - A man named Hosier was killed by an explosion at a phosphate mine in Temple ton yesterday evening.


MURPHY (Toronto) - The inquest on the body of John Murphy, the man killed in the Grand Trunk yard, on Friday, resulted in a verdict of accidental death.

LOWE - The "Reporter" regrets to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Josiah Lowe, a gentleman well and favourably known in Galt. The deceased died suddenly in Savannah, Georgia, where for some time he has made his home, being in business there with Mr. Charles Shearson.


SNIDER - There was a large attendance on Saturday last at the funeral of the late Mr. Michael Snider, an old and respected citizen of Guelph. Deceased came to Guelph about twenty years ago and up to a very few years was engaged as a produce dealer in the Guelph market. At his death he in his 64th year


December 24, 1878


BOYLE - Died at Port Colborne, on Friday, 20th instant, Hannah, wife of James H. Boyle, aged 40 years.


MCFALL (Montreal) - The funeral of the late Capt McFall took place this morning and was largely attended.


BOSSE (Quebec) - Mrs. Judge Bosse died suddenly at two o'clock this morning of congestion of the lungs. The deceased lady appeared in perfect health yesterday.


KENNY (St. John, N.B.) - A sad drowning accident took place Saturday night on Belle Isle Bay. Two brothers named Philip and Arthur Kenny, aged 22 and 19 respectively, sons of James Kenny of the parish of Kingston, started early in the evening to attend singing school. They returned on skates with a number of other young men in the neighbourhood. One by one left them as they reached the shore opposite their respective homes until the two brothers were left to proceed alone. A few minutes later, they both skated into an open place in the ice not more that a quarter of a mile from their own home. One of their sisters heard a cry from them, and recognizing the voice of the elder of the two brothers, awakened her father and eldest brother who had gone to bed. They made all haste to reach the water, hut before they could render assistance, the cries had ceased and all was silent. The older of the two brothers was a powerful man and a good swimmer, and it is supposed that he could have saved himself but that he lost his life in attempting to rescue his brother.


MCNAUGHTON (Forest) - A very sad accident happened at this station on Sunday morning about 7 o'clock. The morning express ran off the track, killing the driver, A. McNaughton, and slightly injuring the fireman, J. A. Hogan, who was on the tender at the time, and as the engine left the track he was pitched clear off the train and escaped with a few bruises about the head, and being slightly scratched. There was a freight train in the yard which backed out to the siding to leave the track clear for the express. The brakesman on the van opened the switch and jumped off

his van to steady his train on the switch, leaving the brakesman on the engine to close the switch which he did not do. Both brakesman have been arrested and are now being tried.


GIBBS (Cayuga) - Last night a young girl named Annie Gibbs met with a sudden and shocking death. She had called upon a friend and about eight o'clock, accompanied by a man named John Wilcox, started to return to her house. While upon the trestle work of the C.N.R. near DeCew’s mills, Wilcox saw an approaching train, #6, express, and warned Miss Gibbs of it. The latter immediately ran, no doubt thinking to reach the farther end before the train, but in a few moments the engine struck her, knocking her down, when the train passed over her body, mangling it in a most horrible manner. Wilcox escaped by slipping between the needle beams and clinging to them by his hands. A coroner's jury was summoned, but the verdict is not yet known.


MCGREGOR, GAMBLE (Trenton) This morning about 3:15, as two coupled trains were leaving this station, the forward train broke loose, but slacking up shortly afterwards, the rear train ran into it, killing Hugh McGregor, fireman on the latter, and Thomas Gamble, brakesman, on the former train. The engine and cars were slightly damaged. Hugh McGregor, the fireman, has been about two years in the employ of the Grand Trunk, and resided in Belleville where he was to have been married to-morrow. The brakesman, Gamble, belonged to Toronto.


December 25, 1878


MCLANE - Mr. McLane, who was shot in an election disturbance at Ste. Agathe on the 19th instant, is dead.


DAVIS (London) - Mr. James Davis died to-day aged 90 years, thirty of which were spent in London. He joined the British army shortly after the battle of Waterloo, and served twenty-three years.


December 26, 1878


BROWN (Dundas) - The inquest on William Brown, who died suddenly the other night, resulted ia a verdict of "death from suffocation" being rendered.


AIKINS - Jane, wife of Robert Aikins, died December 25th, aged 38 years. Funeral will leave her husband's residence, corner of Simcoe and Ferguson avenue, to-morrow at 2:30.


HUNTING - Died at 123 Main street east, on Thursday, the 26th instant, Miles, only son of Miles and Maggie Hunting, aged 1 year and 6 days. Funeral will take place on Friday, at 2;30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

MONROE - Died in Goderich, on the 26th instant, Mary Jane, wife of Mr. A. Monroe, in the 44th year of her age.


MCCABE (Ingersoll) - Considerable excitement has been caused In our neighbourhood on account of the death of Mrs. McCabe and the rumours connected therewith. The circumstances as near as I can learn are as follows. The deceased, who had only been married about two years, did not live very peaceably with her husband. On Thursday last, she was taken ill and Dr. Bowen was sent for, but she would take no medicine the doctor offered her. The doctor again called on her on Friday but she still refused to take any of the stimulants offered. On Saturday morning, between four and five o'clock, the husband of deceased got Dr. Bowen to go to see her again. When the doctor arrived he found her in a dying condition, and at once sent for Dr. McCausland who when he arrived also said she was dying.

There being none of deceased's friends called in during her brief illness, they at once suspected foul play, and information was at once laid before Dr. McKay, coroner, who immediately proceeded to empanel a jury and hold an inquest. The jury, after being sworn, viewed the body on Saturday evening, and adjourned till yesterday. In the meantime a post mortem examination was made by Drs. Williams and Scott. Considerable evidence was taken yesterday, including that of the doctors who had made the post mortem. The latter testified that there was no cause of death but an inflammation of the stomach which would have been caused by an irritant poison, and requested the coroner to adjourn and have a chemicul analysis of the stomach. Mr. J. G. Hughes appeared for the crown and Mr. Thomas Wells for Mr. McCabe, husband of the deceased.


CLAUSE - On Friday last, Joseph Clause, an Indian, aged 39, returning from this city where he had been to dispose of a quantity of game, was induced at Caledonia to partake of more whiskey that he could well bear, was found near a limekiln at or about Robert Raskin's the following morning by Charles Draper. Clause asked Draper to assist him home which he attempted to do, but on lifting him on his legs, discovered that he was unable to stand. Draper seeing the case was a serious one went for a team to take him home. When deceased arrived at home, he was insensible and remained so until his death which occurred about two o'clock next morning. The deceased belonged to the Bearfoot tribe of Indians.


December 27, 1878


MERTON - Killed at Detroit yesterday, December 25th,1878, by a passing train, William, youngest son of the late Charles Merton, aged 15 years. Funeral from the G.W.R. depot on arrival of the 11:25 train from Detroit this forenoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

JAMES (Montreal) - The death of Mr. D. F. James, one of our oldest merchants, is announced. He was a resident of the city for over a quarter of a century.


THOMSON (Montreal) - One of the men killed at the explosion at Kingsey Mills was a Mr. James T. Thomson of this city.


PEACOCK - Died on Friday, the 27th instant, George F., infant son of A. Peacock, butcher. Funeral from his residence on the mountain to Barton Church on Sunday, the 29th, at 10 a.m. Friends please attend without further notice.


COLE - Mrs. Mary Cole, who died at her residence on Stanley street this week, was a very old resident of St. Thomas, having been here since 1842, a period of thirty-six years.


SKINNER (Belleville) - A man named Charles Skinner was drowned in the river on Christmas Day. He was drawing water and ventured too far on the ice which broke beneath him. The body had not been recovered.


December 28, 1878


STROTHERS (Toronto) - Johnston Strothers, a teamster, was driving along Harbour street Tuesday evening when one of the wheels of the wagon caught in a rut and upset the load, consisting of two-inch boards, upon Strothers who received such injuries that he died last night. Up to the time of his death his injuries were not considered fatal. The deceased, who was a steady and industrious man, leaves a wife and three children totally unprovided for.


HARRISON (Toronto) - Mr. Richard Harrison father of Mr. Glover Harrison, one of the most prominent citizens, when coming downstairs on Sunday morning, slipped and fell, sustaining internal injuries which resulted in his death this morning at the ripe age of 83. Mr. Harrison came to this country twelve years ago, but his son preceded him some years.


RITTINGER (Millbank) - An old man named William Rittinger died last night of smallpox at his residence a few miles from this village. This is the third fatal case of this disease in the township within the past month.


CAMPBELL (St. John, N.B.) - William Campbell of Bass River was drowned the other day by breaking through the ice while skating on Richibucto River. His brother who accompanied him had a narrow escape.


DEGROFF (Belleville) - On Tuesday afternoon, a young man named Edward Degroff was taken suddenly ill and was conveyed to a hotel where his ailment developed into inflammation of the bowels from which he died last night.

PENNY - On the evening of Christmas Day Miss Penny, who resided on Cannifton Road, Belleville, fell down dead on the street. Medical men gave it as their opinion that death resulted from a rushing of blood to the head occasioned by going out of a warm room into the cold air.


STRAIGHT (Woodstock) - We regret to announce the death of the Rev. Mr. Straight at his residence in this town. The reverend gentleman had just returned home and was cleaning the snow from the walks about his house when very suddenly he dropped dead. Deceased was quite aged, about seventy, and his old age in connection with heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. He was the minister of the Baptist congregation on the 18th concession of West Zorra. The remains were placed on the train for the States to be interred there.


HANSON - Rev. W. L. Hanson, who was for a short time some years ago curate of St. Paul's Church, Woodstock, died in Ireland on the 3rd instant.


CORNWALL (Beamsville) - About 8 o'clock last night, Mr. Marra with Miss Annie Cornwall, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr. John Cornwall of this village, was out driving in company with another couple in another cutter. When one mile west of the village, Mr. Marra's horse took fright and ran to one side of the road, upsetting the cutter and throwing the occupants against the fence. The other couple came by and picked up the young lady who was bleeding from cuts on the face, and insensible, and in this condition she was brought to Dr. McLean's office where she died in about an hour.


December 30, 1878


MONTGOMERY - Died on December 29th, at his residence, 116 Catherine street, William Montgomery, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


TAGG - Mr. Thomas Tagg, a prominent resident of London East, is dead.